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Geoffrey William Gates, Frank E Bumb Jr: Compliant interconnect assembly. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Alan Ball, February 25, 2003: US06524115 (61 worldwide citation)

A contact set and compressible interposer, methods for producing them and a compliant interconnect assembly for providing electrical connection of a first electronic device to a second electronic device. The compliant interconnect assembly comprises a contact set and a compressible interposer. The c ...


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William Gates, Daniel A Gerrity, Paul Holman, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Edward K Y Jung, Jordin T Kare, Royce A Levien, Richard T Lord, Robert W Lord, Mark A Malamud, Nathan P Myhrvold, John D Rinaldo Jr, Keith D Rosema, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Lowell L Wood Jr: Systems and methods for scanning a user environment and evaluating data of interest. Elwha, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, April 29, 2014: US08708223 (20 worldwide citation)

According to various embodiments, a mobile device continuously and/or automatically scans a user environment for tags containing non-human-readable data. The mobile device may continuously and/or automatically scan the environment for tags without being specifically directed at a particular tag. The ...


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Geoffrey F Deane, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W Daniel Hillis, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Edward K Y Jung, Jordin T Kare, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, David B Tuckerman, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Fluid-surfaced electrode. The Invention Science Fund I, Foley & Lardner, June 11, 2013: US08460814 (13 worldwide citation)

An electrochemical device (such as a battery) includes at least one electrode having a fluid surface, which may employ a surface energy effect to maintain a position of the fluid surface and/or to modulate flow within the fluid. Fluid-directing structures may also modulate flow or retain fluid in a ...


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Marc E Davis, Matthew G Dyor, William Gates, Xuedong Huang, Roderick A Hyde, Edward K Y Jung, Royce A Levien, Richard T Lord, Robert W Lord, Qi Lu, Mark A Malamud, Nathan P Myhrvold, Satya Nadella, Daniel Reed, Harry Shum, Clarence T Tegreene, Lowell L Wood Jr: Computational systems and methods for disambiguating search terms corresponding to network members. ELWHA, September 22, 2015: US09141977 (8 worldwide citation)

Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting at least one search term corresponding to at least one member of a network; disambiguating the at least one search term including associating the at least one search term with at least one of ...


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Roderick A Hyde, Edward K Y Jung, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, William Gates, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr: Temperature-stabilized medicinal storage systems. Tokitae, July 10, 2012: US08215835 (6 worldwide citation)

Systems include one or more medicinal storage containers. For example, an integrally thermally sealed medicinal storage container may include one or more segments of at least one ultra efficient insulation material, the one or more segments having one or more surface regions, the one or more segment ...


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Paramvir Bahl, Douglas C Burger, Ranveer Chandra, Matthew G Dyor, William Gates, Roderick A Hyde, Pablos Holman, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Royce A Levien, Richard T Lord, Robert W Lord, Mark A Malamud, Craig J Mundie, Nathan P Myhrvold, Tim Paek, John D Rinaldo Jr, Desney S Tan, Clarence T Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood, Lin Zhong: Computational systems and methods for locating a mobile device. Elwha, October 13, 2015: US09161310 (5 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described relating to accepting a query from a radio-frequency identification object associated with at least one mobile device; and presenting an indication of location of the at least one mobile device at least partially based on the query response from the radio-frequency ...


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Jesse R Cheatham III, Philip Andrew Eckhoff, William Gates, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Nathan P Myhrvold, Tony S Pan, Robert C Petroski, Clarence T Tegreene, David B Tuckerman, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Materials and configurations of a field emission device. April 8, 2014: US08692226 (5 worldwide citation)

A field emission device is configured as a heat engine. Different embodiments of the heat engine may have different configurations that may include a cathode, gate, suppressor, and anode arranged in different ways according to a particular embodiment. Different embodiments of the heat engine may als ...


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Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Edward K Y Jung, William Gates, Alois A Langer, Eric C Leuthardt, Royce A Levien, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Biological targeting compositions and methods of using the same. The Invention Science Fund I, July 3, 2012: US08211656 (5 worldwide citation)

Modified red blood cells are described. In an embodiment, the modified red blood cell includes a target-binding agent. Targeted delivery of imaging agents, drugs, and peptide and protein pharmaceuticals using modified red blood cells are described. Processes for preparing the modified red blood cell ...


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Philip A Eckhoff, William Gates, Peter L Hagelstein, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Robert Langer, Eric C Leuthardt, Erez Lieberman, Nathan P Myhrvold, Michael Schnall Levin, Clarence T Tegreene, Lowell L Wood Jr: Identifying a characteristic of an individual utilizing facial recognition and providing a display for the individual. The Invention Science Fund I LC, Suiter Swantz pc llo, April 29, 2014: US08712110 (4 worldwide citation)

A method may include automatically remotely identifying at least one characteristic of an individual via facial recognition; and providing a display for the individual, the display having a content at least partially based on the identified at least one characteristic of the individual. A system may ...


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Alistair K Chan, William D Duncan, William Gates, Daniel A Gerrity, Paul Holman, Roderick A Hyde, Edward K Y Jung, Jordin T Kare, Royce A Levien, Richard T Lord, Robert W Lord, Mark A Malamud, Nathan P Myhrvold, Keith D Rosema, Clarence T Tegreene, Lowell L Wood Jr: Unauthorized viewer detection system and method. Elwha, Foley & Lardner, December 3, 2013: US08600110 (4 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting intruding viewers of a display and responding to an intrusion by editing content. The system includes an electronic media display, a sensor, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to obtain information from the sensor, determine a visibility envelope of ...