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William H. Gates III
Roderick A Hyde, William H Gates III, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Opposed piston electromagnetic engine. The Invention Science Fund I, Workman Nydegger, May 31, 2011: US07950356 (9 worldwide citation)

In an embodiment, an internal combustion engine includes a first cylinder having a first piston and a second piston slidably disposed therein, an intake port arranged to admit a reactant into the first cylinder between the first and second pistons, and an exhaust port axially spaced from the intake ...


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William H. Gates III
Roderick A Hyde, William H Gates III, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Method of retrofitting an engine. The Invention Science Fund I, Workman Nydegger, December 28, 2010: US07856714 (8 worldwide citation)

A method of retrofitting for electrical power generation an internal combustion engine (including a plurality of pistons connected to a common crankshaft) includes applying to at least one and optionally to each piston a power converter operable to convert mechanical energy of the piston to and from ...


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William H. Gates III
Roderick A Hyde, William H Gates III, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Free piston electromagnetic engine. The Invention Science Fund I, Workman Nydegger, October 18, 2011: US08037852 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods of operating an internal combustion engine are disclosed that may include a first piston slidably disposed in a first cylinder having a first and a second closed end, and a first converter operable with the first cylinder. The first converter may be configured to convert mechanical energy to ...


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William H. Gates III
Gary W Flake, William H Gates III, Roderick A Hyde, Edward K Y Jung, Royce A Levien, Robert W Lord, Mark A Malamud, Richard F Rashid, John D Rinaldo Jr, Clarence T Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr: Look ahead of links/alter links. The Invention Science Fund I, Suiter Swantz pc llo, June 25, 2013: US08473836 (1 worldwide citation)

A computationally-implemented method comprises retrieving at least a portion of data from a data source, determining an acceptability of an effect of the retrieved at least a portion of the data at least in part via a virtual machine representation of at least a part of an end user's real machine ha ...


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William H. Gates III
Gary W Flake, William H Gates III, Alexander G Gounares, W Daniel Hillis, Royce A Levien, Robert W Lord, Mark A Malamud, Craig J Mundie, Christopher D Payne, Richard F Rashid, Clarence T Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr: Collecting influence information. The Invention Science Fund I, July 29, 2014: US08793155 (1 worldwide citation)

Embodiments include a system, a device, an apparatus, a method, and a computer program product. A method of reporting influence on a person includes collecting data indicative of the person accessing electronic content over a computer network using the user computing device. The method also includes ...


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William H. Gates III
Gary W Flake, William H Gates III, Alexander G Gounares, W Daniel Hillis, Royce A Levien, Mark A Malamud, Craig J Mundie, Christopher D Payne, Richard F Rashid, Clarence T Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr: Determining influencers. The Invention Science Fund I, October 16, 2012: US08290973 (1 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates generally to determining influencers in a Web 2.0 environment. More specifically, in some implementations, an influence of an electronically-accessed content on an involvement between an accessor and a third party is determined. In further implementations, a provider o ...


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William H. Gates III
Gary W Flake, William H Gates III, Roderick A Hyde, Edward K Y Jung, Royce A Levien, Robert W Lord, Richard F Rashid, Clarence T Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, John D Rinaldo Jr, Mark A Malamud: Look ahead of links/alter links. The Invention Science Fund I, Suiter Swantz pc llo, June 18, 2013: US08468440

A computationally-implemented method comprising retrieving at least a portion of data from a data source, determining an effect of the data, determining an acceptability of the effect of the data at least in part via a virtual machine representation of at least a part of a real machine having one or ...