Patents by Inventor Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch

Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch 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: 9461834
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for providing electronic documents to online meeting participants. The method schedules a first online meeting between network-connected computer devices. A meeting server establishes a repository for the first online meeting. The meeting server receives an electronically formatted document sent to a first communication address assigned to the first online meeting repository, and stores the document in the first online meeting repository. A first computer device is able to log into the meeting server and access the document from the first online meeting repository at a time prior to, during, or after the first online meeting. Likewise, the meeting server is able to store a document received prior to, during, or after the meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch
  • Patent number: 9202234
    Abstract: Globally assembled, locally interpreted conditional digital signage playlists allow a global administrator with knowledge of content provider intentions but without knowledge of local data collection methods or local customs at digital signage deployments to assemble a conditional playlist on a global basis and be ensured that content items from the playlist will be displayed at all deployments in a manner conformant with content provider intentions, local data collection methods and local customs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Louise Bourret, Basil Isaiah Jesudason, Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch, Sara Lynn Leslie, Ronnie Neil Patton
  • Publication number: 20140278248
    Abstract: A method and system for administering enterprise appliances facilitates maintenance, procurement, deployment and security of enterprise appliances by taking targeted administrative actions in response to detected power anomalies experienced by such appliances. By using detected power anomalies as triggers for targeted administrative actions, rather than waiting for administrators to be notified of problems with enterprise appliances by workers or departments to which such appliances are assigned, problems with enterprise appliances are resolved more quickly and costs to the enterprise arising from such problems are reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Sharp Laboratories of America. Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Thompson WHITTLE, Andrew Rodney FERLITSCH
  • Publication number: 20140085209
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention are related to systems, methods and apparatus for setting a drawing characteristic of a digital marking device. According to a first aspect of the present invention, detection of a touch gesture simultaneous to engagement of a digital marking device with a digital mark surface may effectuate a drawing-context interpretation of the touch gesture. A characteristic of the digital marking device may be set according to the drawing-context interpretation of the touch gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Runde, Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch
  • Patent number: 8587425
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention are related to systems, methods and apparatus for monitoring and controlling energy usage. Alert notifications may be generated based on a current power status of an energy-consuming device and location information of a mobile device associated with the energy-consuming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch, Basil Isaiah Jesudason
  • Patent number: 8505074
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and computer-readable media for tagging web page content according to a content access level for entry into a web page content database, and filtering in response to a dynamic web page construction request based on the access level of the requesting source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch, Eric Thomas Olbricht
  • Publication number: 20130151656
    Abstract: Globally assembled, locally interpreted conditional digital signage playlists allow a global administrator with knowledge of content provider intentions but without knowledge of local data collection methods or local customs at digital signage deployments to assemble a conditional playlist on a global basis and be ensured that content items from the playlist will be displayed at all deployments in a manner conformant with content provider intentions, local data collection methods and local customs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Mary Louise Bourret, Basil Isaiah Jesudason, Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch, Sara Lynn Leslie, Ronnie Neil Patton
  • Publication number: 20130110302
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention are related to systems, methods and apparatus for monitoring and controlling energy usage. Alert notifications may be generated based on a current power status of an energy-consuming device and location information of a mobile device associated with the energy-consuming device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch, Basil Isaiah Jesudason
  • Patent number: 8405846
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for maintaining a device job history. The method comprises: sending jobs to a device for performance; making a record of the jobs; maintaining the job record after the performance of the job; and, filtering the job record to retain a history associated with a client. The job record may be maintained at the device performing the job, on a server managing jobs sent to the device, or with the client sending the job. The client may choose to monitor such processes as device status, job status, or the communications to the device. In one aspect, the method further comprises viewing the filtered job record. Then, a viewable copy of the filtered job record can be accessed from the client, the server, or a web page associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch
  • Patent number: 8405840
    Abstract: A method for minimizing re-imaging procedures for an imaging device is disclosed. A first set of imaging instructions for a hard copy of a document is received at an imaging device. The hard copy of the document is scanned in accordance with the first set of imaging instructions to create image data. The image data is retained in memory at an identified location until a purging event occurs. A second set of imaging instructions is received at the imaging device. It is then determined whether the hard copy of the document has been removed from the processing path of the imaging device since the scanning occurred using at least one sensor. If the hard copy of the document has not been removed, imaging output is produced in accordance with the second set of instructions using the image data without rescanning a hard copy of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch
  • Patent number: 8402373
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and computer-readable media for cloning a device setting input from a user by aggregating a user interface based on two or more members of plurality of peripheral computing devices, e.g., multifunction peripheral rendering and/or printing devices, having a user interface where two or more members of the plurality of user interfaces each require a user input; replicating a user input of at least one member of the plurality of user interfaces based on the aggregated user interface; and outputting for routing, to two or more members of the plurality of peripheral computing devices a replicated user setting based on the aggregated user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch
  • Patent number: 8395801
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of a system and method provides a determination of when a file/document format native to a device such as a multifunction peripheral (MFP) device should be handled natively by the MFP (default behavior) or preprocessed by an external service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch, Joseph Bert Murdock
  • Patent number: 8373875
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for processing an imaging job using adaptive universal symbols. The method comprises: establishing a user interface (UI) representing imaging job options with adaptive universal symbols at a job source, which can be an imaging driver or a direct submit application; accepting adaptive universal symbol selections from the UI; sending an imaging job to an imaging device, in an imaging device-specific format, along with the adaptive universal symbol selections; and, at the imaging device, processing the imaging job in response to the selected adaptive universal symbols. With respect to print, copy, or fax jobs for example, the adaptive universal symbols may represent options such as staple, cut, fold, hole-punch, trim, N-up, duplex, paper size, input tray, output bin, copies, collation, margin, sheet/page orientation, or front/back covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch, Ron Neil Patton, Scott Craig Koss
  • Patent number: 8353047
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for notification handling in a processing server and an imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch
  • Patent number: 8345272
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for third-party control of remote imaging jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch
  • Patent number: 8334999
    Abstract: A method and system for augmenting an imaging device with non-native job settings without unduly complicating the processing of imaging jobs that utilize only native job settings is disclosed. In one aspect, an imaging device comprises a processor, a user interface communicatively coupled with the processor and a network interface communicatively coupled with the processor, wherein under control of the processor in response to job settings selected on the user interface for an imaging job the imaging device selectively invokes via the network interface an external process to process the imaging job per at least one selected job setting based on a determination of whether at least one selected job setting is non-native to the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch
  • Patent number: 8325190
    Abstract: A method for providing visual notifications related to an imaging job is disclosed. The method may implemented by an imaging device. The method may include receiving the imaging job as input. The method may also include producing desired output for the imaging job. The method may also include causing the display of at least one animated notification that depicts the progress of the imaging job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch
  • Publication number: 20120278381
    Abstract: A method is provided for integrating an online meeting with an offline calendar. The method provides an offline calendar software application. A meeting originator (user) schedules a meeting in the offline calendar via a user interface, and selects a virtual room resource having an email address. The offline calendar sends an email meeting invitation to the virtual room resource email address. An online meeting service software application has an email client monitoring emails sent to the virtual room resource email address. The online meeting service automatically scheduling an online meeting associated with the virtual room resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch, Gary Lin Gaebel
  • Patent number: 8279471
    Abstract: A VUSB over NFC mobile printing method and system. In an exemplary arrangement, an imaging device has a network connection with an application server and an NFC interface for connecting with a client device. When a mobile user places his or her client device in proximity with the NFC interface, an NFC connection is established between the client device and the imaging device and the imaging device intermediates between the client device and the application server using a VUSB protocol to enable the user to select and upload from the client device to the imaging device a document file that the user wishes to print, after which the imaging device facilitates printing the document file in accordance with user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch
  • Patent number: 8274678
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating remote access and customization of internally generated printing node status reports. In some embodiments, the methods and systems advantageously facilitate remote access and customization of internally generated printing node status reports by adapting preexisting features that generate local hard copies of printing node status reports in response to locally initiated commands. Such adaptation enables a printing node to receive, process and respond to remotely initiated requests for printing node status reports in a manner that permits remote customization of the style of printing node status reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Rodney Ferlitsch, Joseph Bert Murdock