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Bran Ferren: Automated extended depth of field imaging apparatus and method. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, April 10, 2012: US08154647 (2 worldwide citation)

An imaging apparatus and method enables an automated extended depth of field capability that automates and simplifies the process of creating extended depth of field images. An embodiment automates the acquisition of an image “stack” or sequence and stores metadata at the time of image acquisition t ...


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Ian Swett, W Daniel Hillis: Redundant, multi-dimensional data partitioning: methods, program product and system. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, July 17, 2012: US08224787 (2 worldwide citation)

Horizontal partitioning can handle a transaction by accessing a single node only if the transaction is restricted along the single partitioned dimension. Composite partitioning allows for partitioning along more than one dimension, but can only handle a transaction by accessing a single node if the ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren: Satellite and retroreflector atmospheric spectroscopy system. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, October 26, 2004: US06809818 (2 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for obtaining atmospheric spectroscopy measurements from an observation platform using retroreflectors is disclosed. The observation platform is located above the surface of a planetary body, and at least one retroreflector is located on the surface of the planetary body. Elec ...


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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis, Thomas McKnight: Systems and methods for enhancing teleconferencing collaboration. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, March 5, 2013: US08390668 (1 worldwide citation)

An advanced video teleconferencing system facilitates an engaging and realistic video conferencing experience. Key design elements and video, audio, and control capabilities are provided for a video conferencing experience that cannot be attained with conventional methods, which elements and capabil ...


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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis, Thomas McKnight, Rudy Yukich, Braddock Gaskill: Systems and methods for enhancing teleconferencing collaboration. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, April 17, 2012: US08159521 (1 worldwide citation)

An advanced video teleconferencing system facilitates an engaging and realistic video conferencing experience. Key design elements and video, audio, and control capabilities are provided for a video conferencing experience that cannot be attained with conventional methods, which elements and capabil ...


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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis, Clinton Blake Hope: Imaging method and device using biometric information for operator authentication. Applied Minds, Perkins Coie, December 9, 2014: US08908935 (1 worldwide citation)

Essentially coincident with the capture of an image by the imaging device, biometric information indicating the identity of the operator of the device is obtained from at least one biometric sensor. The biometric information and captured image are then stored in a manner reliably associating each wi ...


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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis: Systems and methods for enhancing teleconference collaboration. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, December 7, 2010: US07847814 (1 worldwide citation)

An advanced video teleconferencing (AVTC) system uniquely combines a number of features to promote a realistic “same room” experience for meeting participants. These features include an autodirector to select audio and video sources and to compose shots, a collaboration interface for each participan ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Dev Kumar: Method and apparatus for establishing data link based on audio connection. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, October 30, 2012: US08300783 (1 worldwide citation)

In a communications system, after parties form a voice telephone connection, the parties respective communications devices automatically create or leverage machine readable features or content of the telephone connection to identify the parties to each other or to a rendezvous server, and thereafter ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Luke Khanlian: Hermaphroditic coupling with rotational engagement and flexible interlock. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, May 25, 2010: US07722374 (1 worldwide citation)

A low-profile genderless connector uses interlocking tabs and spring levers to form a secure mechanical link with another identical genderless connector using rotational engagement. Upon full engagement of two opposing yet identical connectors, electrical contacts on each connector complete multiple ...


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Bran Ferren, Dimitri Negroponte: System and method for chat message prioritization and highlighting. APPLIED MINDS, Michael A Glenn, Perkins Coie, February 16, 2016: US09262531 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and method is provided for chat message prioritization that uses a combination of machine-derived and user-supplied relevancy criteria to present a filtered, annotated, and/or highlighted chat stream.



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