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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis: Systems and method for enhancing teleconferencing collaboration. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, August 15, 2006: US07092002 (88 worldwide citation)

An advanced video teleconferencing (AVTC) system uniquely combines a number of features to promote a realistic “same room” experience for meeting participants. These features include an autodirector to select audio and video sources and to compose shots, a collaboration interface for each participan ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren: Touch driven method and apparatus to integrate and display multiple image layers forming alternate depictions of same subject matter. Touchtable, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, May 25, 2010: US07724242 (68 worldwide citation)

An interactive display system, including a touch sensitive display, establishes a first image and at least one secondary image, each image representing various spatial coordinates, the spatial coordinates overlapping at least in part such that each image comprises an alternate depiction of subject m ...


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Bran Ferren: Linear speaker array. The Walt Disney Company, Darby & Darby, September 1, 1998: US05802190 (67 worldwide citation)

A sound delivery system comprises at least one elongated speaker mounting element. A multiplicity of individual speakers are mounted in the mounting element to form a linear array of speakers with each speaker being adapted to radiate sound in a direction transverse to the array. The number of speak ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren, Ryan McKinley: Touch detecting interactive display. Touchtable, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, June 1, 2010: US07728821 (64 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an interactive display that is controlled by user gestures identified on a touch detecting display surface. In the preferred embodiment of the invention, imagery is projected onto a horizontal projection surface from a projector located above the projection surface. The locati ...


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Bran Ferren, Jeffrey John Hagen, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Eric C Leuthardt, Dennis J Rivet, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Circulatory monitoring systems and methods. The Invention Science Fund I, March 26, 2013: US08403881 (59 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of circulatory health and related phenomena in human beings or other subjects. Some involve implementing or deploying therapeutic administration systems, for example, for obtaining a flow-change-indicative measure ...


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Bran Ferren, Jeffrey John Hagen, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Eric C Leuthardt, Dennis J Rivet, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Circulatory monitoring systems and methods. The Invention Science Fund I, November 27, 2012: US08317776 (55 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of circulatory health and related phenomena in human beings or other subjects. Some involve implementing or deploying therapeutic administration systems, for example, for obtaining one or more indications of a lyt ...


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Bran Ferren: Spatial imaging system. Darby & Darby, April 22, 1986: US04584704 (53 worldwide citation)

A spatial imaging system includes a variable focus lens for scanning a visual field. The depth of field of the lens system is narrow relative to the range of the field to be scanned so that visual in-focus image planes of the entire field can be obtained as the focal plane is scanned in range. Detec ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren: Cooling air flow loop for a data center in a shipping container. Oracle America, Brooks Kushman P C, December 28, 2010: US07856838 (51 worldwide citation)

A movable data center or container enclosed data center is disclosed in which a plurality of data processing modules, a plurality of heat exchange modules, and a plurality of fans are operatively arranged. The enclosure defines a continuous closed-loop air passage between a exterior walls and interi ...


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W Daniel Hillis, Bran Ferren, Russel Howe, Brian Eno: Method and system for masking speech. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, November 28, 2006: US07143028 (47 worldwide citation)

A simple and efficient method for producing an obfuscated speech signal which may be used to mask a stream of speech, is disclosed. A speech signal representing the speech stream to be masked is obtained. The speech signal is then temporally partitioned into segments, preferably corresponding to pho ...


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Bran Ferren, W Daniel Hillis, Clinton Blake Hope: Imaging method and device using biometric information for operator authentication. Applied Minds, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, May 16, 2006: US07047418 (47 worldwide citation)

Essentially coincident with the capture of an image by the imaging device, biometric information indicating the identity of the operator of the device is obtained from at least one biometric sensor. The biometric information and captured image are then stored in a manner reliably associating each wi ...



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