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SGI Industrial Design Patents

Unread postby Ashman » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:50 am

Being a fan of SGI's industrial design, I did a patent search.

Here are some patents that may be of interest to those of you who appreciate good aesthetic design like I do...

D373,760 - Indy era mouse
D367,269 - Indigo2 Housing
D365,565 - Indycam
D341,574 - Indigo housing
D395,286 - O2 Housing
D396,698 - Octane Housing
D149,141 - 1600SW Housing
D417,203 - Visual Workstation Housing
D431,242 - Visual Workstation Housing
D363,703 - Indy Housing

And then there are a few that I didn't recognize. Maybe they're newer and I'm not familiar with them, or maybe they never saw the light of day...

D393,249 - ???
D393,449 - ???
D436,950 - ??? (Radial Computer System?)
D429,248 - ???

Like I said, some of these might be newer models. I kind of stopped paying attention after the Octane since they went all Windows NT on us...
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SGI Indy - R4400SC 100Mhz, 160Meg Mem, 4Gig disk, IRIX 5.3
SGI Indigo2 - R4400 150Mhz, 64Meg Mem, No hard drive yet...
SGI Octane - R12000 400Mhz, 768Meg Mem, 9Gig disk, 18Gig disk, 36Gig disk, 3xSI video, IRIX 6.5.21

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Unread postby Ashman » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:52 am

Also found a couple for mechanical items, but didn't feel like searching through the hundreds of SGI patents to find others...

5,564,804 - Disk drive Bracket for Indy
5,654,873 - Disk drive caddy for Octane/Onyx
--Ashman



SGI Indy - R4400SC 100Mhz, 160Meg Mem, 4Gig disk, IRIX 5.3

SGI Indigo2 - R4400 150Mhz, 64Meg Mem, No hard drive yet...

SGI Octane - R12000 400Mhz, 768Meg Mem, 9Gig disk, 18Gig disk, 36Gig disk, 3xSI video, IRIX 6.5.21

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Unread postby skywriter » Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:16 am

"D" Design patents are as easy to get as :

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Pars ... frog%22.TI.)&OS=TTL/"frog"&RS=TTL/"frog"

"Ornamental child's pillow in the fanciful form of a frog"

the disk brackets are functional patents.

FWIW i had reviewed SGI's entire patent database earlier this year. it wasn't a very good one... one reason nobody every buys them.
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Unread postby jan-jaap » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:38 am

Patent # 5,555,354 describes FSN, the 3D filesystem navigator that most of us know from the movie Jurassic Park! :lol: :lol:
:PI: :Indigo: :Indigo: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Octane: :Octane2: :O2: :O2+: Image :Fuel: :Tezro: :4D70G: :Skywriter: :PWRSeries: :Crimson: :ChallengeL: :Onyx: :O200: :Onyx2: :O3x02L:
To accentuate the special identity of the IRIS 4D/70, Silicon Graphics' designers selected a new color palette. The machine's coating blends dark grey, raspberry and beige colors into a pleasing harmony. (IRIS 4D/70 Superworkstation Technical Report)


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