Patents by Inventor Eric C. Anderson

Eric C. Anderson 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).

  • Publication number: 20180220056
    Abstract: A system and method hosts entity-specific photo-sharing websites for entity-specific image capture devices. The system and method provides software for the entity-specific image capture devices that causes the image capture devices to transmit entity ID information when the image capture devices transmit images over the Internet. The system and method further provide an online photosharing service capable of hosting the entity-specific photo-sharing websites for each of the entities, such that when the image capture devices connect to photo-sharing service, the photo-sharing service uses the entity ID received from the image capture devices to automatically associate the image with the photo-sharing websites of the identified entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Chemtron Research LLC
    Inventors: Eric C. Anderson, Robert P. Morris, Lynn Erich Petersen
  • Publication number: 20180194971
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for manually applying flexible noodles (e.g., noodles made of adhesive material) to a workpiece (e.g., a composite part) during production or construction. The noodle is fed out over a series of upright rolls and rollers to the target area. Those rolls and rollers are rotatably coupled to a platform that is designed to be worn on the forearm of the operator. In accordance with one example, the noodle applicator comprising an ergonomic handle and an ergonomic forearm brace that are positioned and attached to the platform to allow the weight of the platform to be centered higher up the forearm, protecting the wrist. The direction of application is in-line with the forearm of the operator, decreasing the strain involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Eric C. Anderson, Sarah C. Leung, Carolyn L. Kupper, Damien Stafford
  • Patent number: 9906703
    Abstract: A system and method hosts entity-specific photo-sharing websites for entity-specific image capture devices. The system and method provides software for the entity-specific image capture devices that causes the image capture devices to transmit entity ID information when the image capture devices transmit images over the Internet. The system and method further provide an online photosharing service capable of hosting the entity-specific photo-sharing websites for each of the entities, such that when the image capture devices connect to photo-sharing service, the photo-sharing service uses the entity ID received from the image capture devices to automatically associate the image with the photo-sharing websites of the identified entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CHEMTRON RESEARCH LLC
    Inventors: Eric C. Anderson, Robert P. Morris, Lynn Erich Petersen
  • Patent number: 9749325
    Abstract: A method for device ownership security is disclosed. The method includes storing an ownership record on a mobile device identifying a home network for the mobile device. The method further includes connecting, by the mobile device, to a foreign network. The method also includes receiving, from the home network, a negative communication based on an indication that the mobile device is at least one of stolen and lost as a second portion of the transaction. The method still further includes ceasing a function of the mobile device in response to the negative acknowledgment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SCENERA MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Eric C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9736196
    Abstract: Automatically configuring a portable electronic device for accessing a site on a public network is disclosed. The method and system include establishing a connection to at least one server for establishing and maintaining website accounts, and sending information uniquely identifying the electronic device to the at least one server. The at least one server sends user account information to the device, including an account ID and password, created based on the electronic device information. The user account information is stored on the device for use the next time the device accesses the website, whereby the user does not have to enter account information in order to establish the ISP connection or the website account before accessing the public network or, if the user account is not completely set up, to establish the user account a next time the device connects to the at least one server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CHEMTRON RESEARCH LLC
    Inventors: Eric C. Anderson, Robert P. Morris
  • Publication number: 20160366192
    Abstract: Automatically configuring a portable electronic device for accessing a site on a public network is disclosed. The method and system include establishing a connection to at least one server for establishing and maintaining website accounts, and sending information uniquely identifying the electronic device to the at least one server. The at least one server sends user account information to the device, including an account ID and password, created based on the electronic device information. The user account information is stored on the device for use the next time the device accesses the website, whereby the user does not have to enter account information in order to establish the ISP connection or the website account before accessing the public network or, if the user account is not completely set up, to establish the user account a next time the device connects to the at least one server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: CHEMTRON RESEARCH LLC
    Inventors: Eric C. Anderson, Robert P. Morris
  • Publication number: 20160234217
    Abstract: A method for device ownership security is disclosed. The method includes storing an ownership record on a mobile device identifying a home network for the mobile device. The method further includes connecting, by the mobile device, to a foreign network. The method also includes receiving, from the home network, a negative communication based on an indication that the mobile device is at least one of stolen and lost as a second portion of the transaction. The method still further includes ceasing a function of the mobile device in response to the negative acknowledgment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventor: Eric C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9363408
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically categorizing images in a digital camera is provided. In one aspect, image data is captured by a digital camera. Image data analysis is performed on the captured image data by the digital camera to automatically generate a category tag to which the captured image data may relate. The generated category tag is stored in association with the captured image data for categorizing the captured image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: CHEMTRON RESEARCH LLC
    Inventor: Eric C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9319873
    Abstract: A method for device ownership security is disclosed. The method includes storing an ownership record on a mobile device identifying a home network for the mobile device. The method further includes connecting, by the mobile device, to a foreign network. The method also includes receiving, from the home network, a negative communication based on an indication that the mobile device is at least one of stolen and lost as a second portion of the transaction. The method still further includes ceasing a function of the mobile device in response to the negative acknowledgment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Scenera Mobile Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Eric C. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20160088259
    Abstract: A system and method for Internet video conferencing is provided. The method includes, generating a facilitator user interface on a display associated with a facilitator user device comprising a plurality of participant icons corresponding to a plurality of participant user devices for a conference, forming a plurality of subgroups comprising a first subgroup of the plurality of participant user devices and a second subgroup of the plurality of participant user devices, generating a participant user interface on each screen display associated with the first subgroup and the second subgroup for controlling interaction with a respective subgroup, linking each participant user device within the first subgroup with a second video signal, linking each participant user device in the second subgroup with a second video signal and intercommunicating between the first subgroup at the participant user devices without intercommunicating to the second subgroup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Eric C. ANDERSON, Michael NORIEGA
  • Patent number: 9276968
    Abstract: Automatically configuring a portable electronic device for accessing a site on a public network is disclosed. The method and system include establishing a connection to at least one server for establishing and maintaining website accounts, and sending information uniquely identifying the electronic device to the at least one server. The at least one server sends user account information to the device, including an account ID and password, created based on the electronic device information. The user account information is stored on the device for use the next time the device accesses the website, whereby the user does not have to enter account information in order to establish the ISP connection or the website account before accessing the public network or, if the user account is not completely set up, to establish the user account a next time the device connects to the at least one server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: CHEMTRON RESEARCH LLC
    Inventors: Eric C. Anderson, Robert P. Morris
  • Publication number: 20160057336
    Abstract: A system and method hosts entity-specific photo-sharing websites for entity-specific image capture devices. The system and method provides software for the entity-specific image capture devices that causes the image capture devices to transmit entity ID information when the image capture devices transmit images over the Internet. The system and method further provide an online photosharing service capable of hosting the entity-specific photo-sharing websites for each of the entities, such that when the image capture devices connect to photo-sharing service, the photo-sharing service uses the entity ID received from the image capture devices to automatically associate the image with the photo-sharing websites of the identified entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Eric C. Anderson, Robert P. Morris, Lynn Erich Petersen
  • Patent number: 9264876
    Abstract: Contemporaneous information relating to an event is collected in response to receiving an indication of an event. A plurality of mobile devices located in a specified area related to the event is identified based on location information associated with each of the mobile devices. A request for supplemental information is transmitted via at least one communication network to at least one of the plurality of mobile devices located in a specified area related to the event. The requested supplemental information is received over the at least one communication network from the at least one of the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Scenera Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Eric C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9148627
    Abstract: A system and method for Internet video conferencing is provided. The method includes, generating a facilitator user interface on a display associated with a facilitator user device comprising a plurality of participant icons corresponding to a plurality of participant user devices for a conference, forming a plurality of subgroups comprising a first subgroup of the plurality of participant user devices and a second subgroup of the plurality of participant user devices, generating a participant user interface on each screen display associated with the first subgroup and the second subgroup for controlling interaction with a respective subgroup, linking each participant user device within the first subgroup with a second video signal, linking each participant user device in the second subgroup with a second video signal and intercommunicating between the first subgroup at the participant user devices without intercommunicating to the second subgroup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: VIDEOCONNECT, LLC
    Inventors: Eric C. Anderson, Michael Noriega
  • Patent number: 9118740
    Abstract: A system and method hosts entity-specific photo-sharing websites for entity-specific image capture devices. The system and method provides software for the entity-specific image capture devices that causes the image capture devices to transmit entity ID information when the image capture devices transmit images over the Internet. The system and method further provide an online photosharing service capable of hosting the entity-specific photo-sharing websites for each of the entities, such that when the image capture devices connect to photo-sharing service, the photo-sharing service uses the entity ID received from the image capture devices to automatically associate the image with the photo-sharing websites of the identified entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: KDL Scan Designs LLC
    Inventors: Eric C Anderson, Robert P Morris, Lynn Erich Petersen
  • Patent number: 9008055
    Abstract: A method is provided for automatically providing remote services for a mobile device having an established relationship with a server of a home network. After the relationship between the mobile device and the server has been set-up and the device detects a local network that is separate and remote from the home network, a connection is automatically established between the mobile device and a local network. The device then automatically establishes an Internet connection with the server through the local network, and transmits to the server information that was stored in the mobile device when the relationship was established. In response to the server recognizing the device through the transmitted information, the server automatically activates at least one service to initiate a transfer data, such as uploading images between the device and the server through the local network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: KDL Scan Designs LLC
    Inventor: Eric C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8972867
    Abstract: A method for editing media objects in a capture device having a display is provided. The method displays a representation of each media object, where each media object has a plurality of media types associated therewith. The plurality of media types includes at least two of a still image, a sequential image, and a video clip. The method enables selection of a media object to edit and invokes a plurality of edit screens for editing the plurality of media types. In each one of the plurality of edit screens, a representation of the media object's content and items to be applied to the media object are displayed. Each one of the plurality of the edit screens invokes soft keys to ease use and operation of the capture device and facilitate creation of multimedia presentations on the capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Flashpoint Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Pavley, Eric C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8972576
    Abstract: A method and system for establishing a persistent relationship between a mobile device and a server in a network is provided. Aspects of the invention include detecting the presence of the mobile device, and in response to determining that the device is unrecognized, automatically notifying a network administrator. In response to receiving the administrator's authorization to establish a relationship, a user of the mobile device is requested to authorize the establishment of the relationship. If the user then accepts the offer and authorizes the relationship, the relationship is automatically established between the device and the network, such that no additional configuration is required by the user of the device to communicate over the network once the relationship has been established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: KDL Scan Designs LLC
    Inventor: Eric C. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8970761
    Abstract: A device and method are provided that retrieves a plurality of thumbnails corresponding to a plurality of images captured by the digital camera and rotates each thumbnail of the plurality of thumbnails into an upright position. The method and device also crops each thumbnail of the plurality of thumbnails to a uniform size which is an overlap of a portrait and landscape image and displays each thumbnail of the plurality of thumbnails having the uniform size such that the plurality of thumbnails has a uniform appearance while the digital camera is in a review mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Flashpoint Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric C. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140362251
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically categorizing images in a digital camera is provided. In one aspect, image data is captured by a digital camera. Image data analysis is performed on the captured image data by the digital camera to automatically generate a category tag to which the captured image data may relate. The generated category tag is stored in association with the captured image data for categorizing the captured image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: KDL SCAN DESIGNS LLC
    Inventor: Eric C. Anderson