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William H. Gates III
Richard T Lord, Robert W Lord, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, Roderick A Hyde, Lowell L Wood Jr, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Victoria Y H Wood, Charles Whitmer, Paramvir Bahl, Douglas C Burger, Ranveer Chandra, William H Gates III, Paul Holman, Jordin T Kare, Craig J Mundie, Tim Paek, Desney S Tan, Lin Zhong, Matthew G Dyor: Audible assistance. Elwha, Lowe Graham Jones PLLC, August 19, 2014: US08811638 (1 worldwide citation)

Techniques for sensory enhancement and augmentation are described. Some embodiments provide an audible assistance facilitator system (“AAFS”) configured to provide audible assistance to a user via a hearing device. In one embodiment, the AAFS receives data that represents an utterance of a speaker r ...


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Philip A Eckhoff, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Lowell L Wood Jr: Wearable air blast protection device. Elwha, May 20, 2014: US08726781 (49 worldwide citation)

Described embodiments include a system, device and method. A described device includes a first material configured to reflect a substantial portion of a specified incident air blast wave energy. The first material has an acoustic impedance substantially mismatched to air's acoustic impedance. The de ...


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Marc E Davis, Matthew G Dyor, Daniel A Gerrity, Xuedong Huang, Roderick A Hyde, Royce A Levien, Richard T Lord, Robert W Lord, Mark A Malamud, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene: Network acquired behavioral fingerprint for authentication. Elwha, October 21, 2014: US08869241 (42 worldwide citation)

A computationally-implemented method, for certain example embodiments, may include, but is not limited to: identifying a network connection coupling a computer server to a computing device; and transmitting, via the network connection, a behavioral fingerprint associated with an authorized user of t ...


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Roderick A Hyde, Jordin T Kare, David B Tuckerman: Systems and methods for insurance based on monitored characteristics of an autonomous drive mode selection system. Elwha, November 26, 2013: US08595037 (37 worldwide citation)

A property of an insurance policy may be determined, at least in part, upon characteristics of a vehicle autonomous drive mode selection system. The characteristics may pertain to any capability, configuration, and/or operating state of the autonomous drive mode selection system (and/or vehicle). Fo ...


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Marc E Davis, Matthew G Dyor, Daniel A Gerrity, Xuedong Huang, Roderick A Hyde, Royce A Levien, Richard T Lord, Robert W Lord, Mark A Malamud, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene: Determining device identity using a behavioral fingerprint. Elwha, October 8, 2013: US08555077 (19 worldwide citation)

Behavioral fingerprints hold gathered data related to users' interactions with a device or devices, inter alia. Behavioral fingerprints may be used to at least partially determine a level of accessibility of the device or of an aspect of the device for the user; provide a current status of a network ...


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William Gates, Daniel A Gerrity, Paul Holman, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Edward K Y Jung, Jordin T Kare, Royce A Levien, Richard T Lord, Robert W Lord, Mark A Malamud, Nathan P Myhrvold, John D Rinaldo Jr, Keith D Rosema, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Lowell L Wood Jr: Systems and methods for scanning a user environment and evaluating data of interest. Elwha, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, April 29, 2014: US08708223 (19 worldwide citation)

According to various embodiments, a mobile device continuously and/or automatically scans a user environment for tags containing non-human-readable data. The mobile device may continuously and/or automatically scan the environment for tags without being specifically directed at a particular tag. The ...


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Jesse R Cheatham III, Roderick A Hyde, Lowell L Wood Jr: Systems and methods for modeling driving behavior of vehicles. ELWHA, October 20, 2015: US09164507 (18 worldwide citation)

A system for modeling driving includes a model component and an automatic driving system. The model component is configured to model, within a first vehicle, an anticipated behavior of a proximate second vehicle based on an indication of a capability of an automatic driving system of the second vehi ...


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Royce A Levien, Richard T Lord, Robert W Lord, Mark A Malamud, John D Rinaldo Jr, Lowell L Wood Jr: Unmanned device interaction methods and systems. Elwha, June 23, 2015: US09061102 (16 worldwide citation)

Structures and protocols are presented for configuring an unmanned aerial device to participate in the performance of tasks, for using data resulting from such a configuration or performance, or for facilitating other interactions with such devices.


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Marc E Davis, Matthew G Dyor, Daniel A Gerrity, Xuedong Huang, Roderick A Hyde, Royce A Levien, Richard T Lord, Robert W Lord, Mark A Malamud, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene: Behavioral fingerprint based authentication. Elwha, April 29, 2014: US08713704 (15 worldwide citation)

A computationally-implemented method, for certain example embodiments, may include, but is not limited to: determining that a first user of a computing device is associated with the computing device; and determining a level of authentication associated with the first user via the computing device, t ...


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Alistair K Chan, Philip A Eckhoff, Roderick A Hyde, Jordin T Kare, David B Tuckerman, Lowell L Wood Jr: Customized hardware selection for a mobile phone. ELWHA, Foley & Lardner, March 5, 2013: US08391934 (14 worldwide citation)

A mobile phone is provided. The mobile phone includes a shell and a hardware component coupled to the shell, wherein the hardware component is selected from a set of interchangeable components having substantially the same size but different functions.