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Michael S Cork: Drill bit with wedge shaped eduction jets. Development Oil Tool Systems, Thomas L Cantrell, Mark Andrew Smith, Joseph H Schley, February 8, 1983: US04372399 (12 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a drill bit with an eduction jet which discharges drilling mud upwardly through nozzles having wedge shaped apertures oriented such that the wedge shape is tangential to the central axis about which the drill bit rotates. Expelled mud projects a wedge shaped dynamic stream of mud which ...


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Dhigha D Sekaran, Shaun D Pierce, Shaun D Cox, Srikanth Shoroff, Pavel Curtis, David Nichols, Bimal K Mehta, Vadim Eydelman, Vijay Kishen Hampapur Parthasarathy, Orit Levin, Gur Kimchi: Distributable, scalable, pluggable conferencing architecture. Microsoft Corporation, Andrew Smith, Jim Ross, Micky Minhas, August 26, 2014: US08817668 (9 worldwide citation)

Architecture for a scalable, pluggable multi-party, and distributed multimedia conferencing. A centralized policy and control conferencing component allows the seamless plug-in of different distributed media components (e.g., data, audio/video, messaging) to accommodate client participation in a con ...


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Benjamin Travis Stull, Nikolai Nedikov, Cameron John Parker, Brian J Neufeld: Document collaboration by transforming and reflecting a document object model. Microsoft Corporation, Andrew Smith, Jim Ross, Micky Minhas, September 23, 2014: US08843816 (7 worldwide citation)

Technologies are described herein for document collaboration by transforming and reflecting a document object model. A DOM representation of a document to be shared is obtained at a host computer, transformed, and reflected to one or more participant computers. Each of the participant computers rece ...


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Serkan Kutan, Shaun Cox, Erdinc Basci, Vadim Eydelman, Bimal Mehta, Nirav A Kamdar: Definition configuration and administration of distributed server systems through structured data model. Microsoft Corporation, Andrew Smith, Jim Ross, Micky Minhas, June 24, 2014: US08762505 (7 worldwide citation)

A platform for manipulating data associated with defining, deploying, and administering distributed server systems utilizes a structured data model with a flexible replication mechanism, a set of schemas, and an object model to manipulate system topology, configuration (settings), and policies. A sc ...


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Dale M Gallaher, Mark A Smith: Hyjack platform with compensated dynamic response. Shell Offshore, Mark Andrew Smith, September 3, 1996: US05551801 (5 worldwide citation)

An offshore platform structure is disclosed for temporarily using a jack-up rig for well operations in deepwater applications in which a jacket base supports a surface tower and a subsea rig support interface adapted to accept the jack-up rig for well operations. The bottom founded jacket base is de ...


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Warren V Barkley, Philip A Chou, Regis J Crinon, Tim Moore: Techniques for virtual conferencing servers. Microsoft Corporation, Andrew Smith, Peter Taylor, Micky Minhas, March 24, 2015: US08990305 (5 worldwide citation)

Techniques for virtual conferencing servers are described. An apparatus may comprise a conferencing server to manage a conference call with multiple client terminals. The conferencing server may have a virtual conference manager to select a first client terminal to operate as a first virtual confere ...


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Rajesh Ramanathan, Amritansh Raghav: Multimodal conversation transfer. Microsoft Corporation, Andrew Smith, Jim Ross, Micky Minhas, October 14, 2014: US08862681 (4 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a user may transfer a multimodal conversation. A multimodal conversation may have a first mode communication session and a second mode communication session. A first user point of presence may execute a first transfer of the first mode communication session with a first partner po ...


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Rajesh Ramanathan, Amritansh Raghav, Eran Shtiegman, Nikhil Bobde: Client controlled dynamic call forwarding. Microsoft Corporation, Andrew Smith, Peter Taylor, Micky Minhas, September 16, 2014: US08837704 (3 worldwide citation)

A client-side signaling mechanism that allows a client to control how a telephone call is handled on a call server. The client user can create call routing rules on the client device using a client control component that manages session protocol messages. Once created, the call routing rule(s) creat ...


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William George Verthein, Simone Leorin: Video and audio tagging for active speaker detection. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Andrew Smith, Jim Ross, Micky Minhas, June 23, 2015: US09065971 (3 worldwide citation)

A videoconferencing system is described that is configured to select an active speaker while avoiding erroneously selecting a microphone or camera that is picking up audio or video from a connected remote signal. A determination is made whether an audio signal is above a threshold level. If so, then ...


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Amit Kripalani, Ashutosh Tripathi, Namit Sethumathavan Tanesheri: Techniques to remotely manage a multimedia conference event. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, Andrew Smith, Leonard Smith, Micky Minhas, December 1, 2015: US09201527 (3 worldwide citation)

Techniques to remotely manage a multimedia conference event are described. An apparatus may comprise a mobile remote control having a communications component operative to establish a wireless connection between a mobile remote control and a multimedia conference server hosting a multimedia conferen ...



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