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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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Bran Ferren: Mirrored insulating panel structures, systems and associated processes. APPLIED MINDS, Michael A Glenn, Perksins Coie, June 2, 2015: US09045902 (1 worldwide citation)

Enhanced structural insulated panels, related processes, and related structures and systems provide several improvements over conventional structural panels. Some embodiments of the enhanced structural insulated panels comprise at least one exterior surface that is configured to provide a high degre ...


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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis, Randall Adam Yates, Ira M Lichtman, Clinton Blake Hope: Customizable and reconfigurable virtual instrument panel. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, June 12, 2012: US08198994 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an instrument control panel that is easily customized and reconfigured, and yet provides the familiar tactile sensation of physical knobs, sliders, and buttons. The instrument control panel comprises one or more interface components that are removably coupled to an interface d ...


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Bran Ferren: Expeditionary modules, systems and processes having reconfigurable mission capabilities packages. APPLIED MINDS, Perkins Coie, March 29, 2016: US09296554 (1 worldwide citation)

An expeditionary module comprises one or more mission capabilities package (MCP) carts, to provide a self-contained mission support system, such as in remote and austere environments. The exterior structure of the expeditionary module may to preferably comprise a standard shipping container. One or ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Anthony N Gardner, Russel Howe, Randall Adam Yates: Redundant and fault-tolerant power distribution system having an integrated communication network. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, December 4, 2012: US08326552 (1 worldwide citation)

A power distribution and communication system includes nodes connected by power lines and communication links. The system receives power from one or more power sources. Each node contains at least one power port, data port and load port. Associated with each power port and load port is a port monito ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren: Maintaining eye-contact in teleconferencing using structured light. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, June 14, 2005: US06906742 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a structured light projector, a video camera, and an image processor, for achieving perspective corrected images that enhance eye-contact during teleconferencing. A structured light projector is offset in one direction from the monitor center, and illuminates a local particip ...


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Ian Swett, W Daniel Hillis: Distributed data store with a designated master to ensure consistency. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Perkins Coie, May 6, 2014: US08719313

One machine, i.e. computer, on a network, such as associated with a distributed database, e.g. a data store or a partition thereof, is designated as a master, which alone can issue system orderstamps for transactional operations, while other machines associated with the data store or partition there ...


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Ian Swett, W Daniel Hillis: Distributed data store with a designated master to ensure consistency. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, September 25, 2012: US08275804

One machine, i.e. computer, on a network, such as associated with a distributed database, e.g. a data store or a partition thereof, is designated as a master, which alone can issue system orderstamps for transactional operations, while other machines associated with the data store or partition there ...