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Mark J Stefik, Lichan Hong, Stuart K Card, Peter L Pirolli: System and method for providing a topic-directed search. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Patrick J S Inouye, August 30, 2011: US08010545 (143 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing a topic-directed search is provided, which advantageously harnesses user-provided topical indexes and an ability to characterize indexes according to how articles fall under their topical organizations. A corpus of articles and an index that includes topics from the ...


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Richard Chow, Philippe J P Golle, Jessica N Staddon: Adjusting security level of mobile device based on presence or absence of other mobile devices nearby. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Shun Yao, Park Vaughan Fleming & Dowler, January 10, 2012: US08095112 (142 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention provides a method for adjusting security status on a mobile device, the method comprising: collecting security-related contextual information which includes information of nearby mobile devices and/or the geographic location of the intelligent mobile device; e ...


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Van L Jacobson, James D Thornton: System for forwarding a packet with a hierarchically structured variable-length identifier. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Shun Yao, Park Vaughan Fleming & Dowler, April 17, 2012: US08160069 (124 worldwide citation)

One embodiment provides a system that receives a packet with a hierarchically structured variable-length identifier (HSVLI). An HSVLI indicates a piece or collection of content and may be hierarchically structured, comprising contiguous components ordered from a most general level to a most specific ...


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Marc E Mosko, Jose J Garcia Luna Aceves: Method and system for loop-free ad-hoc routing. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Park Vaughan & Fleming, Shun Yao, July 28, 2009: US07567547 (121 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates loop-free ad-hoc routing in a wireless network. During operation, the system advertises a local sequence number associated with a local node for a destination node, and receives a first route request at the local node, wherei ...


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Van L Jacobson, James D Thornton: Method and system for facilitating forwarding a packet in a content-centric network. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Shun Yao, Park Vaughan Fleming & Dowler, June 19, 2012: US08204060 (115 worldwide citation)

One embodiment provides a system that facilitates forwarding a packet. During operation, the system receives a packet with a hierarchically structured variable-length identifier (HSVLI). The system then performs a lookup at a forwarding engine based at least on the packets HSVLI. The system further ...


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Van L Jacobson: Method and apparatus for facilitating communication in a content centric network. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Shun Yao, Park Vaughan Fleming & Dowler, February 26, 2013: US08386622 (113 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for facilitating communication in a content centric network (CCN). During operation, the system receives at a first node from an interest owner an interest in a piece of content. The interest indicates a structured name for the content. Furth ...


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Ignacio Solis, Jose J Garcia Luna Aceves, Rebecca L Braynard Silberstein: Network routing with path identifiers. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Park Vaughan Fleming & Dowler, Shun Yao, August 16, 2011: US08000267 (109 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that communicates a data packet in a network to a target node. In doing so, the system receives a node identifier for the target node, and determines a first positional label, based in part on the node identifier, for reaching a first anchor ...


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Paul M Aoki, Margaret H Szymanski, James D Thornton, Daniel H Wilson, Allison G Woodruff: Methods, apparatus, and products for identifying a conversation. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Patrick J S Inouye, Krista A Wittman, November 10, 2009: US07617094 (92 worldwide citation)

One aspect of the invention is a method of using a computer to identify a conversation. Another aspect is a method for an audio processing system that identifies conversations and enhances each conversation for each user in the conversation.


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William S Wong, Michael A Kneissl, Zhihong Yang, Mark Teepe, Cliff Knollenberg: Superlattice strain relief layer for semiconductor devices. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Jonathan A Small, June 16, 2009: US07547925 (86 worldwide citation)

A GaN/AlN superlattice is formed over a GaN/sapphire template structure, serving in part as a strain relief layer for growth of subsequent layers (e.g., deep UV light emitting diodes). The GaN/AlN superlattice mitigates the strain between a GaN/sapphire template and a multiple quantum well heterostr ...


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Lichan Hong, Stuart K Card, Jindong Chen: Systems and methods for turning pages in a three-dimensional electronic document. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Oliff & Berridge, March 1, 2011: US07898541 (81 worldwide citation)

Page turning of a three-dimensional electronic book is modeled as a dynamic animation. The page to be turned may be rotated by rotating it about a base line, and deformed by curling points of the front face of the turning page around the outer side of an imaginary geometric shape.