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Roger McAulay, Samuel Cohen: Distributed electronic entertainment method and apparatus. e cast, Van Pelt Yi & James, February 2, 2010: US07657910 (516 worldwide citation)

A distributed electronic entertainment method and apparatus are described. In one embodiment, a central management resource is coupled to multiple out-of-home venues through a wide area network (WAN). The central management resource stores content and performs management, monitoring and entertainmen ...


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Michele M Covell, Michael Hongmai Lin, Ali Rahimi, Michael Harville, Trevor J Darrell, John I Woodfill, Harlyn Baker, Gaile G Gordon: Three dimensional object pose estimation which employs dense depth information. Vulcan Patents, Van Pelt Yi & James, February 21, 2006: US07003134 (344 worldwide citation)

Dense range data obtained at real-time rates is employed to estimate the pose of an articulated figure. In one approach, the range data is used in combination with a model of connected patches. Each patch is the planar convex hull of two circles, and a recursive procedure is carried out to determine ...


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Subutai Ahmad, G Scott France: Method for video enabled electronic commerce. Electric Planet, Van Pelt Yi & James, September 26, 2006: US07113918 (299 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for conducting commerce over a network via vision-enabled content. First, content is encoded to convert it into vision-enabled content. Payment is received for vision-enabling the content. Also, a program to decode the vision-enabled content is provided. Finally, the vision-enab ...


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Kevin L Hunter: System and method for generating an animatable character. Electric Planet, Van Pelt Yi & James, February 27, 2007: US07184048 (287 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for generating an animatable object. A skeleton of the desired character is constructed by the user utilizing various predetermined components. These predetermined components include a various selection of rods and joints. The rods are static components which remain ...


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Jeremy R Lent, Mary Lent, Eric R Meeks, Yinzi Cai, Timothy J Coltrell, David W Dowhan: Method and apparatus for a verifiable on line rejection of an applicant for credit. NextCard, Van Pelt Yi & James, November 28, 2006: US07143063 (159 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for presenting a reason for the rejection of a credit application from an applicant is disclosed. The method includes obtaining a factor from a credit bureau identified as a factor that influences the FICO score assigned to the application by the credit bureau. The ...


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Woodrow A Thrower, Sourav S Bhattacharya: Threat analysis. Symantec Corporation, Van Pelt Yi & James, May 5, 2009: US07530104 (157 worldwide citation)

Virtual penetration testing using threat analysis is disclosed. Threat analysis may be achieved by evaluating attack paths and chain reactions of compromised assets created by threats, threat agents, or threat mechanisms. A threat agent having an existing access level is identified. The existing acc ...


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Nathan Kryger: Snapshot indexing. EMC Corporation, Van Pelt Yi & James, May 11, 2010: US07716171 (156 worldwide citation)

Managing backup data comprises accessing a snapshot of a data set, wherein the data set includes at least one object and the snapshot includes a replica of the data set, and adding to an index associated with the snapshot, with respect to each of one or more objects included in the snapshot, index d ...


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Jared E Bobbitt, Stephan A Doll, Marc T Friedman, Patrick Wing Sang Lau, Joseph P Mullally: Virtual file system. EMC Corporation, Van Pelt Yi & James, April 4, 2006: US07024427 (156 worldwide citation)

A virtual file system and method. The system architecture enables a plurality of underlying file systems running on various file servers to be “virtualized” into one or more “virtual volumes” that appear as a local file system to clients that access the virtual volumes. The system also enables the s ...


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Ming Benjamin Zhu, Kai Li, R Hugo Patterson: Efficient data storage system. DataDomain, Van Pelt Yi & James, August 9, 2005: US06928526 (155 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for providing efficient data storage. A plurality of data segments is received in a data stream. The system determines whether a data segment has been stored previously in a low latency memory. In the event that the data segment is determined to have been stored pre ...


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Mark Justin Moore, Jack Arnold Lang: Communications systems and methods. Staccato Delaware, Van Pelt Yi & James, August 25, 2009: US07580643 (154 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to systems and methods for wireless and wired optical data communications, in particular infrared data communications using techniques borrowed ultra wideband (UWB) radio. An optical data communications receiver for receiving data encoded using optical pulse position, the rece ...