Patents by Inventor Noel Anderson

Noel 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).

  • Patent number: 9794886
    Abstract: In embodiments of wireless radios managed based on proximity, a mobile device, such as a mobile phone, tablet computer, or other portable device can be implemented for multiple, different wireless communications. A mobile device can include a first radio system for a first wireless communications technology, and a second radio system for a second wireless communications technology. A connection manager determines, based on the first wireless communications technology, whether the mobile device is in an area that is proximate an endpoint implemented for the second wireless communications technology. The connection manager can turn-on the second radio system to enable wireless communication with the endpoint when the mobile device is in the area proximate the endpoint. Alternatively, the connection manager can turn-off the second radio system and conserve power that would otherwise be utilized to scan for the endpoint when the mobile device is not in the area proximate the endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Thomas Baron, Eliot John Flannery, Noel Anderson, Mitesh K. Desai, Gianluigi Nusca
  • Patent number: 9521542
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for matching a client device with an appropriate network service provider data package. A device ID for the client device can be decomposed to one or more device ID ranges in a device decomposition set. One or more ranges of client ID can be assigned to a network service provider data package, which can be decomposed into a set of package decomposition ranges in a package decompositions set. The device decomposition set can be compared to the package decomposition set, and if an intersection is identified between the sets, the network service provider data package can be provided to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Fabian Nunez-Tejerina, Kurt A. Geisel, Noel Anderson, Samer Fouad Sawaya
  • Publication number: 20160174062
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for matching a client device with an appropriate network service provider data package. A device ID for the client device can be decomposed to one or more device ID ranges in a device decomposition set. One or more ranges of client ID can be assigned to a network service provider data package, which can be decomposed into a set of package decomposition ranges in a package decompositions set. The device decomposition set can be compared to the package decomposition set, and if an intersection is identified between the sets, the network service provider data package can be provided to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Fabian Nunez-Tejerina, Kurt A. Geisel, Noel Anderson, Samer Fouad Sawaya
  • Patent number: 9300494
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for matching a client device with an appropriate network service provider data package. A device ID for the client device can be decomposed to one or more device ID ranges in a device decomposition set. One or more ranges of client ID can be assigned to a network service provider data package, which can be decomposed into a set of package decomposition ranges in a package decompositions set. The device decomposition set can be compared to the package decomposition set, and if an intersection is identified between the sets, the network service provider data package can be provided to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Fabian Nunez-Tejerina, Kurt A. Geisel, Noel Anderson, Samer Fouad Sawaya
  • Publication number: 20160073352
    Abstract: In embodiments of wireless radios managed based on proximity, a mobile device, such as a mobile phone, tablet computer, or other portable device can be implemented for multiple, different wireless communications. A mobile device can include a first radio system for a first wireless communications technology, and a second radio system for a second wireless communications technology. A connection manager determines, based on the first wireless communications technology, whether the mobile device is in an area that is proximate an endpoint implemented for the second wireless communications technology. The connection manager can turn-on the second radio system to enable wireless communication with the endpoint when the mobile device is in the area proximate the endpoint. Alternatively, the connection manager can turn-off the second radio system and conserve power that would otherwise be utilized to scan for the endpoint when the mobile device is not in the area proximate the endpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Thomas Baron, Eliot John Flannery, Noel Anderson, Mitesh K. Desai, Gianluigi Nusca
  • Publication number: 20130031274
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for matching a client device with an appropriate network service provider data package. A device ID for the client device can be decomposed to one or more device ID ranges in a device decomposition set. One or more ranges of client ID can be assigned to a network service provider data package, which can be decomposed into a set of package decomposition ranges in a package decompositions set. The device decomposition set can be compared to the package decomposition set, and if an intersection is identified between the sets, the network service provider data package can be provided to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Fabian Nunez-Tejerina, Kurt A. Geisel, Noel Anderson, Samer Fouad Sawaya
  • Patent number: 8104106
    Abstract: A free-standing urinal (1) having: a housing (2); a trough (3) for urine; a urine collection tank (4) located within the housing (2); a drain (7) and waste trap (8) arrangement extending between the trough (3) and the tank (4); a valved outlet (28) from the tank (4); a hand wash sink (9); a drain (10) extending between the sink (9) and the trough (3); a fresh water dispenser for dispensing water into the sink (9); a paper towel dispenser (60); a paper towel waste container (70); and lifting fixtures (35, 36, 37) for moving the urinal (1) by forklift, hand or crane; The drain (7) and waste trap (8) arrangement has an “S bend” (30) containing an oily sealant (31). The urinal (1) is portable, it is freestanding and need not be mounted to a wall or other fixture, and it need not be connected to a mains water supply and sewerage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth Fredrick Noel Anderson
  • Publication number: 20090113615
    Abstract: A free-standing urinal (1) having: a housing (2); a trough (3) for urine; a urine collection tank (4) located within the housing (2); a drain (7) and waste trap (8) arrangement extending between the trough (3) and the tank (4); a valved outlet (28) from the tank (4); a hand wash sink (9); a drain (10) extending between the sink (9) and the trough (3); a fresh water dispenser for dispensing water into the sink (9); a paper towel dispenser (60); a paper towel waste container (70); and lifting fixtures (35, 36, 37) for moving the urinal (1) by forklift, hand or crane; The drain (7) and waste trap (8) arrangement has an “S bend” (30) containing an oily sealant (31). The urinal (1) is portable, it is freestanding and need not be mounted to a wall or other fixture, and it need not be connected to a mains water supply and sewerage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Kenneth Fredrick Noel Anderson
  • Publication number: 20070250412
    Abstract: A geographic unit control method including the steps of positioning ground equipment, evaluating an effect, and denying execution of an operation. Ground engaging equipment is positioned proximate to the geographic unit. An evaluation of an effect to the geographic unit, an other geographic unit adjacent to the geographic unit, a crop growing in the geographic unit and/or a future crop to be grown in the geographic unit if the ground engaging equipment performs an operation in the geographic unit. Execution of the operation is denied if the effect of the operation is not authorized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventor: Noel Anderson
  • Publication number: 20070239337
    Abstract: A method of optimizing a plurality of ground engaging operations in a plurality of geographic units, with each ground engaging operation carried out using a respective work machine, includes the steps of: for each of the ground engaging operations, establishing an assumed start time and execution time associated with the ground engaging operation, determining a value associated with the ground engaging operation at the start time, quantifying a number of determined costs not associated with the ground engaging operation, identifying a number of manageable costs associated with the ground engaging operation, and determining a net profit associated with the ground engaging operation; determining a total profit associated with all of the ground engaging operations; and providing a schedule to an operator corresponding to all of the ground engaging operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventor: Noel Anderson
  • Publication number: 20070239472
    Abstract: A method of optimizing a spatially dependent ground engaging task including the steps of defining a plurality of sub-areas within an area, calculating a cost of performing the task and coalescing cost matrices. The calculating step includes calculating a cost of performing the task for each of the plurality of sub-areas for each of a plurality of times. The cost of each sub-area being an element of one cost matrix of a plurality of cost matrices. Each of the plurality of cost matrices being associated with one of the plurality of times. The plurality of cost matrices including a first cost matrix and a second cost matrix. The coalescing step including coalescing the first cost matrix and the second cost matrix to define an operational path for the performance of the ground engaging task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventor: Noel Anderson
  • Publication number: 20070214300
    Abstract: A mobile agricultural vehicle including a frame, a motor carried by the frame, a standalone data processing assembly, a sensor and a plug-in card. The standalone data processing assembly has a data interface but is without communications capability. The standalone data processing assembly is mounted to the frame. The sensor is coupled to the standalone data processing assembly, the sensor generating a signal that is used by the standalone data processing assembly. The plug-in card interfaces with the data interface and has a processor, a memory and a network interface device. The memory is accessible by the processor and by the standalone data processing assembly. The network interface device transmits and receives information, the information being accessed in the memory by the processor transparent to the standalone data processing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Noel Anderson, Mark Stelford, Stephen Faivre
  • Publication number: 20070208510
    Abstract: A method of identifying drainage tile problems in a field including steps of detecting, predicting and comparing moisture levels. The steps including detecting a moisture level at predetermined locations in the field; predicting moisture levels at the predetermined locations; and comparing the moisture levels detected in the detecting step with the moisture levels predicted in the predicting step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Noel Anderson, Stephen Faivre, Mark Stelford
  • Publication number: 20070188605
    Abstract: A data gathering device associated with an agricultural irrigation system including at least one camera movably connected to the irrigation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Noel Anderson, Mark Stelford, Steven Faivre
  • Publication number: 20070185748
    Abstract: A method for tracking hand-harvested field crops includes outfitting each worker that is working in the field with a corresponding first wireless communication device; associating with each produce crate that is actively used in the field a corresponding second wireless communication device; generating localization data to define each field region contributing to a filling of a particular produce crate with produce; and generating tracking information for tracking a crop flow from a particular worker to the particular produce crate using information provided by the corresponding first wireless communication device, the corresponding second wireless communication device, and the localization data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Noel Anderson, Douglas Dickman, Stephen Faivre, Timothy Wilcox
  • Publication number: 20070185749
    Abstract: A method for tracking hand-harvested orchard crops includes associating with each tree of interest in an orchard a corresponding first wireless communication device; outfitting each worker that is working in the orchard with a corresponding second wireless communication device; associating with each produce bin that is actively used in the orchard a corresponding third wireless communication device; and generating tracking information for tracking a crop flow from a particular tree via a particular worker to a particular produce bin using information provided by the corresponding first wireless communication device, the corresponding second wireless communication device, and the corresponding third wireless communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Noel Anderson, Douglas Dickman, Stephen Faivre, Timothy Wilcox
  • Publication number: 20070185672
    Abstract: A method for recalibrating a material attribute monitor for a mobile vehicle includes accumulating an aggregate amount of material from a plurality of material transfers; accumulating a plurality of material attribute data sets via a series of data transfers from at least one vehicle to another vehicle, wherein each material attribute data set of the plurality of material attribute data sets is associated with a corresponding material transfer of the plurality of material transfers; measuring aggregate material attributes of the aggregate amount of material; and generating material attribute calibration data from the accumulated plurality of material attribute data sets and the measured aggregate material attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Noel Anderson, Mark Stelford, Stephen Faivre
  • Publication number: 20070185660
    Abstract: A method of regulating wireless sensor network energy use includes establishing a wireless sensor network having at least one access point node, and having a plurality of sensor nodes defining a sensing region; identifying at least one environment parameter related to an environment of the sensing region that is needed to make an operational decision; and adjusting data collection from the plurality of sensor nodes based on the at least one environment parameter to adjust a power consumption of at least one sensor node of the plurality of sensor nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventor: Noel Anderson
  • Publication number: 20070156318
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating agricultural parameters for growing crops is well suited for promoting efficient utilization of agricultural inputs (e.g., water consumption). Sensors collect data via one or more vehicles equipped with location-determining receivers. A transmitter transmits the collected environmental data to a data processing system. The data processing system applies the collected environmental data to an agronomic model for determining an agricultural management parameter. A prescription is made available for application of an agricultural input (e.g., water) to a crop in a particular location consistent with the collected environmental data and the agronomic model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Noel Anderson, Arnold Taube
  • Publication number: 20070130302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for intelligent computer-implemented transmittal of data, the system determining and using the best available method of transmission for the data In determining the best available transmission method, the system considers at least one of available transmission methods at a particular site, transmission cost, data type, and data security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventor: Noel Anderson