Patents by Inventor Erik Robertson

Erik Robertson 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: 20170344316
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing print jobs associated with multiple customers. Customer-editable design templates for printed products and design software tools enabling creation by customers of custom print product designs are provided, via a network, to multiple customers operating corresponding electronic devices. Individual print jobs corresponding to custom print product designs created by multiple different customers via the electronic devices are received and automatically aggregated into an aggregate print job comprising individual print jobs from different customers. The aggregated individual print jobs in the aggregate print job are printed simultaneously on one or more units of a shared substrate when the aggregate print job is printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Cimpress USA Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Sebastien Coursol, Erik Robertson
  • Publication number: 20170308335
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing print jobs associated with multiple customers. Customer-editable design templates for printed products and design software tools enabling creation by customers of custom print product designs are provided, via a network, to multiple customers operating corresponding electronic devices. Individual print jobs corresponding to custom print product designs created by multiple different customers via the electronic devices are received and automatically aggregated into an aggregate print job comprising individual print jobs from different customers. The aggregated individual print jobs in the aggregate print job are printed simultaneously on one or more units of a shared substrate when the aggregate print job is printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Cimpress USA Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Sebastien Coursol, Erik Robertson
  • Patent number: 9645774
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing print jobs associated with multiple customers. Customer-editable design templates for printed products and design software tools enabling creation by customers of custom print product designs are provided, via a network, to multiple customers operating corresponding electronic devices. Individual print jobs corresponding to custom print product designs created by multiple different customers via the electronic devices are received and automatically aggregated into an aggregate print job comprising individual print jobs from different customers. The aggregated individual print jobs in the aggregate print job are printed simultaneously on one or more units of a shared substrate when the aggregate print job is printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Cimpress USA Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Sebastien Coursol, Erik Robertson
  • Patent number: 9456719
    Abstract: A universal flushing lever for a toilet that can be mounted on different areas of the toilet tank, during flushing action, triggers the closing of the toilet seat cover and or seat using magnetic fields. A magnet is attached to a universal flushing lever as well as the seat cover and/or seat. When the flushing lever is actuated it uses the magnet's fields to trigger the cover and/or seat closure. The magnets can be positioned to use the magnetic fields in two ways, repulsion or attraction individually or in conjunction. In the repulsion scenario, the magnets, one positioned on the flushing lever and one on the cover and or seat, once in proximity forces the closure of the adjacent cover and or seat. In the attraction scenario, the magnets, one positioned on the flushing lever and one on the cover and or seat, once away from proximity allows the closure of the adjacent cover and or seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventors: Erik Robertson Foster, Benjamin Robert Gardner
  • Publication number: 20160026412
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing print jobs associated with multiple customers. Customer-editable design templates for printed products and design software tools enabling creation by customers of custom print product designs are provided, via a network, to multiple customers operating corresponding electronic devices. Individual print jobs corresponding to custom print product designs created by multiple different customers via the electronic devices are received and automatically aggregated into an aggregate print job comprising individual print jobs from different customers. The aggregated individual print jobs in the aggregate print job are printed simultaneously on one or more units of a shared substrate when the aggregate print job is printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: CIMPRESS USA INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Sebastien Coursol, Erik Robertson
  • Publication number: 20150335216
    Abstract: A universal flushing lever for a toilet that can be mounted on different areas of the toilet tank, during flushing action, triggers the closing of the toilet seat cover and or seat using magnetic fields. A magnet is attached to a universal flushing lever as well as the seat cover and/or seat. When the flushing lever is actuated it uses the magnet's fields to trigger the cover and/or seat closure. The magnets can be positioned to use the magnetic fields in two ways, repulsion or attraction individually or in conjunction. In the repulsion scenario, the magnets, one positioned on the flushing lever and one on the cover and or seat, once in proximity forces the closure of the adjacent cover and or seat. In the attraction scenario, the magnets, one positioned on the flushing lever and one on the cover and or seat, once away from proximity allows the closure of the adjacent cover and or seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Erik Robertson Foster, Benjamin Robert Gardner
  • Patent number: 9152362
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing print jobs associated with multiple customers. Customer-editable design templates for printed products and design software tools enabling creation by customers of custom print product designs are provided, via a network, to multiple customers operating corresponding electronic devices. Individual print jobs corresponding to custom print product designs created by multiple different customers via the electronic devices are received and automatically aggregated into an aggregate print job comprising individual print jobs from different customers. The aggregated individual print jobs in the aggregate print job are printed simultaneously on one or more units of a shared substrate when the aggregate print job is printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: CIMPRESS USA INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Sebastien Coursol, Erik Robertson
  • Patent number: 8732003
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for managing print jobs. One such method includes (a) accumulating discrete print jobs electronically from respective customers, (b) aggregating the discrete print jobs into aggregate print jobs, each of the aggregate print jobs being printable at one time on units of an integral print medium, and (c) electronically distributing the aggregate print jobs to respective printers for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Vistaprint USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Erik Robertson, Sebastien Coursol
  • Publication number: 20140132988
    Abstract: Methods for creating a customized document using a downloadable product design tolls executing in the user's browser. A template for a partially completed product design is selected by the user and downloaded to the user's computer for editing by the user at the user's computer using the downloadable design tools. While viewing the product design template, the user can enter text or other content into the template elements. The completed product design can be uploaded to the server for production of the corresponding printed product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: VISTAPRINT USA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Sebastien Coursol, Erik Robertson
  • Patent number: 7495796
    Abstract: Methods for creating a customized document using downloadable product design tools executing in the user's browser. A template for a partially completed product design is selected byte user and downloaded to the user's computer for editing by the user at the user's computer using the downloaded design tools. While viewing the product design template, the user can enter text or other content into the template and modify template elements. The completed product design can be uploaded to the server for production of the corresponding printed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: VistaPrint Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Erik Robertson, Sebastien Coursol
  • Patent number: 7187465
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for assembling multiple individual print jobs into an aggregate print job for printing in a print run quantity. Individual print jobs and a print quantity indicating the number of copies of the individual print job to be primed are stored. Individual print jobs are retrieved and assigned to one or more individual print job positions in an aggregate print job layout based on the number of copies of the individual print job to be printed. A retrieved individual print job having an associated print quantity that equals the print run quantity of the aggregate print job is assigned to a single position in the aggregate print job layout. A retrieved individual print job having an associated print quantity that is a multiple of the print run quantity is assigned to that multiple number of positions in the aggregate print job layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: VistaPrint Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Erik Robertson, Sebastien Coursol
  • Patent number: 7145670
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for creating an aggregate print job containing multiple individual print jobs. Individual print jobs having a plurality of associated printing parameters are received and stored. Printing parameters associated with an individual print job may include parameters indicating the requested print quantity, product size, product type, a requested delivery date, and any required post-printing processing. The stored printing parameters are searched to identify individual print jobs having at least some printing parameters in common. Individual print jobs identified during the search are aggregated to create a larger print job such that a number of different individual print jobs may be simultaneously printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Vista Print USA, inc.
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Erik Robertson, Sebastien Coursol
  • Patent number: 7133149
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for creating an aggregate print job for simultaneous printing of multiple individual print jobs. Individual print jobs having an associated parameter identifying the size of the product to be printed are received. A number of received individual print jobs are arranged to create an aggregate print job having multiple individual print jobs in two dimensions. Aggregate print jobs may have pre-defined individual print job locations of a pre-defined size and position with which individual print jobs of are associated or may have no pre-defined individual print job sizes and positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Vistaprint USA, inc.
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Erik Robertson, Sebastien Coursol
  • Patent number: 6992794
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for managing print jobs. One such method includes (a) accumulating discrete print jobs electronically from respective customers, (b) aggregating the discrete print jobs into aggregate print jobs, each of the aggregate print jobs being printable at one time on units of an integral print medium, and (c) electronically distributing the aggregate print jobs to respective printers for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: VistaPrint USA Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Erik Robertson, Sebastien Coursol
  • Patent number: 6976798
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for managing print jobs. One such method includes (a) accumulating discrete print jobs electronically from respective customers, (b) aggregating the discrete print jobs into aggregate print jobs, each of the aggregate print jobs being printable at one time on units of an integral print medium, and (c) electronically distributing the aggregate print jobs to respective printers for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: VistaPrint USA, Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Erik Robertson, Sebastien Coursol
  • Publication number: 20040046788
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for managing print jobs. One such method includes (a) accumulating discrete print jobs electronically from respective customers, (b) aggregating the discrete print jobs into aggregate print jobs, each of the aggregate print jobs being printable at one time on units of an integral print medium, and (c) electronically distributing the aggregate print jobs to respective printers for printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Erik Robertson, Sebastien Coursol
  • Publication number: 20040008370
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for managing print jobs. One such method includes (a) accumulating discrete print jobs electronically from respective customers, (b) aggregating the discrete print jobs into aggregate print jobs, each of the aggregate print jobs being printable at one time on units of an integral print medium, and (c) electronically distributing the aggregate print jobs to respective printers for printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Erik Robertson, Sebastien Coursol
  • Publication number: 20040008369
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for managing print jobs. One such method includes (a) accumulating discrete print jobs electronically from respective customers, (b) aggregating the discrete print jobs into aggregate print jobs, each of the aggregate print jobs being printable at one time on units of an integral print medium, and (c) electronically distributing the aggregate print jobs to respective printers for printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Erik Robertson, Sebastien Coursol
  • Publication number: 20040008371
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for managing print jobs. One such method includes (a) accumulating discrete print jobs electronically from respective customers, (b) aggregating the discrete print jobs into aggregate print jobs, each of the aggregate print jobs being printable at one time on units of an integral print medium, and (c) electronically distributing the aggregate print jobs to respective printers for printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Erik Robertson, Sebastien Coursol
  • Publication number: 20040006522
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for managing print jobs. One such method includes (a) accumulating discrete print jobs electronically from respective customers, (b) aggregating the discrete print jobs into aggregate print jobs, each of the aggregate print jobs being printable at one time on units of an integral print medium, and (c) electronically distributing the aggregate print jobs to respective printers for printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Keane, Erik Robertson, Sebastien Coursol