Patents by Inventor Paul G. Allen

Paul G. Allen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8831991
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method includes but is not limited to detecting that a limited-use electronic mail account user has accessed a limited-use electronic mail account; accepting an input commanding the disposition of the item of electronic mail received by the limited-use electronic mail account; and disabling further use of the limited-use electronic mail account. In addition to the foregoing, other method and system aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward K.Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8831300
    Abstract: Time-lapsing mirror methods and related systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140189007
    Abstract: An auditory theme represents at least one participant in a networked group interaction, and reflects an attribute of that participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Searete LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, JR., Royce A. Levien, Paul G. Allen, Edward K.Y. Jung
  • Publication number: 20140186916
    Abstract: Methods and articles are provided for reducing the amount of water consumed by a plant over a period of time, sequestering CO2, and producing electricity, where each method includes providing the plant with a composition including at least about 0.1 (wt./wt. or vol./vol.) % CO2 and/or at least about 0.1 wt./wt. % of a composition that generates CO2. An apparatus is also disclosed for providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140185338
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system and a method. A system includes an energy storage device configured to store and release energy. The system includes a waveform sensor configured to detect a second harmonic or higher frequency component deviation in a waveform of electric power supplied to the system by an electrical power grid. The system includes a bi-directional switched-mode converter coupled between the energy storage device and the electrical power grid. The switched-mode converter is configured to receive and convert electric power from the electrical power grid into energy stored in the energy storage device and to convert energy released from the energy storage device into electric power and discharge the converted electric power into the electrical power grid. The system includes a waveform correction manager configured to control the bi-directional switched-mode converter in a manner implementing a waveform deviation reduction strategy responsive to the detected deviation in the waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas Allan Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140187425
    Abstract: Methods and articles are provided for reducing the amount of water consumed by a plant over a period of time, sequestering CO2, and producing electricity, where each method includes providing the plant with a composition including at least about 0.1 (wt./wt. or vol./vol.) % CO2 and/or at least about 0.1 wt./wt. % of a composition that generates CO2. An apparatus is also disclosed for providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140182200
    Abstract: Methods and articles are provided for reducing the amount of water consumed by a plant over a period of time, sequestering CO2, and producing electricity, where each method includes providing the plant with a composition including at least about 0.1 (wt./wt. or vol./vol.) % CO2 and/or at least about 0.1 wt./wt. % of a composition that generates CO2. An apparatus is also disclosed for providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Calderia, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140170392
    Abstract: A thermal insulator includes a plurality of layers. At least some of the layers include phononic crystals having a phononic bandgap, wherein heat transporting phonons within a selected range of frequencies are substantially blocked by each phononic crystal layer. The plurality of layers thermally isolate a first region from a second region, wherein the first region is at one end of the plurality of layers and the second region is at the other end of the plurality of layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Jeffrey A. Bowers, Kenneth G. Caldeira, William D. Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Thomas J. Nugent, JR., Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 8754055
    Abstract: Methods, pharmaceutical compositions, and kits are provided which includes accurately sampling a RNA from a tissue of an animal and analyzing RNA in the tissue of the animal as an indicator of physiological state, infectious disease, neoplastic disease, autoimmune disease, inflammatory disease, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerotic disease, or neurological disease in the animal. A method is provided which includes administering at least one compound to an animal wherein the at least one compound is configured to prevent the cleavage of at least one tissue RNA by a ribonuclease. The method further includes collecting a sample of at least a portion of tissue from the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward S. Boyden, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Stephen L. Malaska, Dennis J. Rivet, Leif T. Stordal, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8738707
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method related to a limited-use electronic mail account. In addition to the foregoing, other method and system and program product aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140032453
    Abstract: A user's context history is used to help select contextual information to provide to the user. Context data describing the user's current context is received and a plurality of information items corresponding to the user's current context are identified from a contextual information corpus. A personalized user behavior model for the user is applied to determine the likelihood that each of the identified information items will be of value to the user. One or more of the information items are selected based on the corresponding likelihoods and the selected information items are provided for presentation to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: ARO, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Francis Eustice, Alan Linchuan Liu, Michael Perkowitz, Andrew F. Hickl, Paul G. Allen
  • Patent number: 8614057
    Abstract: Methods, pharmaceutical compositions, and kits are provided which includes accurately sampling a RNA from a tissue of an animal and analyzing RNA in the tissue of the animal as an indicator of physiological state, infectious disease, neoplastic disease, autoimmune disease, inflammatory disease, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerotic disease, or neurological disease in the animal. A method is provided which includes administering at least one compound to an animal wherein the at least one compound is configured to prevent the cleavage of at least one tissue RNA by a ribonuclease. The method further includes collecting a sample of at least a portion of tissue from the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward S. Boyden, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Stephen L. Malaska, Dennis J. Rivet, Leif T. Stordal, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8521828
    Abstract: An auditory theme represents at least one participant in a networked group interaction, and reflects an attribute of that participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Royce A. Levien, Paul G. Allen, Edward K. Y. Jung
  • Patent number: 8370321
    Abstract: Various system embodiments of the present invention are directed to an automated concierge system through which users of the automated concierge system can request and obtain many types of information and services. Unlike traditional search engines and electronic query-processing interfaces, the automated concierge systems provide much greater flexibility with respect to means of access, including types of electronic devices and communications media that can be used to access the concierge services, greater flexibility in the timing of responses to information and service requests, more efficient information and service provision, and access to a much broader range of information sources and service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Vulcan, Inc.
    Inventors: John Chu, Jeff Bowden, Christopher W. Jones, Stuart Graham, Robert E. Arnold, Paul G. Allen, Hubert E. Kolde
  • Publication number: 20120317285
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method related to a limited-operation electronic mail account. In addition to the foregoing, other method and system and program product aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward K.Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120262481
    Abstract: Medical overlay mirror methods and related systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward K.Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, JR.
  • Patent number: 8291261
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to computer-management tools and utilities that allow computer users to save and restore current application-level runtime states of computational environments created by users on computer systems. Certain embodiments of the present invention are particularly directed to time-and-memory efficient state-saving and state-restoring tools and utilities that allow a user to save snapshots of the user's application-level runtime environment, to manage and review stored snapshots, and to subsequently restore the application-level runtime state of a computer system from a previously saved snapshot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Vulcan Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mark Allen Malleck, Christopher W. Jones, Kevin S. Brockway, Thomas Robert Grubbs, Paul G. Allen, Michael Owen Stacie
  • Patent number: 8284046
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for configuring and using displays, speakers, or other output devices positioned by an article of clothing or other such structure wearable by a healthcare recipient, for example, in a clinic or residential care facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward S. Boyden, Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Dennis J. Rivet, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 8252529
    Abstract: Methods, pharmaceutical compositions, and kits are provided which includes accurately sampling a RNA from a tissue of an animal and analyzing RNA in the tissue of the animal as an indicator of physiological state, infectious disease, neoplastic disease, autoimmune disease, inflammatory disease, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerotic disease, or neurological disease in the animal. A method is provided which includes administering at least one compound to an animal wherein the at least one compound is configured to prevent the cleavage of at least one tissue RNA by a ribonuclease. The method further includes collecting a sample of at least a portion of tissue from the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward S. Boyden, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Stephen L. Malaska, Dennis J. Rivet, Leif T. Stordal, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8252528
    Abstract: Methods, pharmaceutical compositions, and kits are provided which includes accurately sampling a RNA from a tissue of an animal and analyzing RNA in the tissue of the animal as an indicator of physiological state, infectious disease, neoplastic disease, autoimmune disease, inflammatory disease, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerotic disease, or neurological disease in the animal. A method is provided which includes administering at least one compound to an animal wherein the at least one compound is configured to prevent the cleavage of at least one tissue RNA by a ribonuclease. The method further includes collecting a sample of at least a portion of tissue from the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward S. Boyden, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Stephen L. Malaska, Dennis J. Rivet, Leif T. Stordal, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.