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Ferren Bran, Hills Daniel W, Peterson Michael Harvey: Imaging and display system to aid helicopter landings in brownout conditions. Applied Minds, April 2, 2008: EP1906151-A2 (11 worldwide citation)

An imaging and display system provides helicopter pilots with an unobstructed display of a landing area in a brownout or whiteout condition by capturing a high resolution image of the landing area prior to obscuration. Using inertial navigation information from the aircraft or an independent system, ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren: Modular stand for laptop computer. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, November 16, 2004: US06819548 (11 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a laptop stand that elevates the laptop display such that the display is at a user's eye-level, while at the same time minimizing the amount of desktop space occupied by the laptop computer. The invention provides a stand that holds the laptop computer in an unfolded posi ...


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William Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren, Clinton Blake Hope: Method and apparatus for maintaining eye contact in teleconferencing using reflected images. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, January 14, 2003: US06507357 (11 worldwide citation)

The image of a local user is captured from a beam splitter disposed in front of a video display. By canting the beam-splitter away from the surface of the video display, the bore-sight of the video camera is made to coincide with the line of sight from the local user to the center of the video displ ...


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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis, Mark E Duttweiler, Russel Howe: Method and apparatus for selection of signals in a teleconference. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, June 12, 2007: US07230639 (10 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing appropriate output signals to output devices in a teleconference setting is disclosed. Input signals are obtained from input devices, and descriptive information describing the teleconference is received from several sensors. On a substantially continuous basis, ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren, Russel Howe: Method and apparatus maintaining eye contact in video delivery systems using view morphing. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Julia A Thomas, Glenn Patent Group, April 20, 2004: US06724417 (10 worldwide citation)

A view morphing algorithm is applied to synchronous collections of video images from at least two video imaging devices, and interpolating between the images, creates a composite image view of the local participant. This composite image approximates what might be seen from a point between the video ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren, Russel Howe: Method and system for masking speech. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, March 17, 2009: US07505898 (7 worldwide citation)

A simple and efficient method for producing an obfuscated speech signal which may be used to mask a stream of speech, is disclosed. A speech signal representing the speech stream to be masked is obtained. The speech signal is then temporally partitioned into segments, preferably corresponding to pho ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren, Russel Howe: Method and system for masking speech. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, February 27, 2007: US07184952 (7 worldwide citation)

A simple and efficient method for producing an obfuscated speech signal which may be used to mask a stream of speech, is disclosed. A speech signal representing the speech stream to be masked is obtained. The speech signal is then temporally partitioned into segments, preferably corresponding to pho ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Eric Bax, Mathias L Kolehmainen: Distributed data store with an orderstamp to ensure progress. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, September 15, 2009: US07590635 (7 worldwide citation)

A distributed data store labels operations with globally unique identifiers that contain approximate timestamps. The labels are used to address causes of inconsistency in the distributed data store while ensuring progress. A first mode is provided that stores the latest label for each entry is usefu ...


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W Daniel Hillis: Anti-item for deletion of content in a distributed datastore. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, August 10, 2010: US07774308 (7 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method efficiently delete a first items within a distributed datastore. In particular, an already well defined procedure for insertion of data is used for deletion. Deletion of a first item is effected through the insertion of a second item. The second item can contain a deletion ke ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren: Method for locating and identifying underground structures with horizontal borehole to surface tomography. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, April 20, 2004: US06725161 (7 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for locating and identifying structures beneath a surface of the earth by processing and transforming a signal transmitted from a horizontal borehole at a specific depth from a surface of the earth into a representation of underground structures.



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