Business FOCUS: Technology Development and Intellectual Property

Eagle Harbor Holdings LLC (“EHH”) is in the technology development and commercialization business. We develop patented technologies and spin them out as operating entities, or sell or license patents to strategic partners. EHH owns an extensive and growing patent portfolio, developed in-house through prototyping and tested implementation, covering fields of use for automotive systems, smart home systems, and mobile devices. We successfully bridge the gap between theoretical designs and end-use consumer technology.

EHH was founded by the same team that founded Airbiquity in 1997 and subsequently developed the digital OnStar system. Airbiquity’s first adopter of this digital system was General Motors. Subsequent adopters included BMW, Ford, and Nissan. In 2000 Airbiquity founders Dan Preston and Joe Preston left Airbiquity to form what would later become EHH.

The EHH patent portfolio currently includes 35 issued patents. In addition, EHH maintains an active patent continuation practice, with 13 patent applications pending, and this practice grows monthly. These patents and applications have priority dates ranging from 2001 to 2004.


DAN PRESTON                       Chief Executive

DAVID MARSING                    Chief Operating Officer

SAMUEL HEMINGWAY          Chief Financial Officer


Within each field of use, the patent portfolio broadly covers the areas of:

Entertainment: EHH patents cover Bluetooth use in a vehicle. EHH’s entertainment patents cover nearly 80% of the 12-15 Million vehicles projected to be sold annually in the US.

Communications: EHH patents cover pre-emptive and priority based processing based on data content including a “processing priority data label”, with a patent priority date of April, 2001. That technology is now part of the AUTOSAR standard. AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) is a worldwide development partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers and other companies from the electronics, semiconductor and software industry. “After an initial discussion on the common challenge and objectives (Aug. 2002) the partnership between the Core Partners was formally signed off. The Core partners were initially BMW, Bosch, Continental, DaimlerChrysler, Volkswagen and Siemens VDO than [sic] joined by Ford Motor Company (Nov. 2003), P.S.A. and Toyota (Dec. 2003) and General Motors (Nov. 2004)” . AUTOSAR was implemented as a standard in 2008 with the release of 3.0. AUTOSAR is set to be 100% implemented by 2015, and will impact every software system in every vehicle sold in the United States, particularly the main controllers for body, engine, power train, brake, safety and entertainment electronics. More info on AUTOSAR...

Sensor Systems: Sensor systems coverage includes features like Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Collision Warning and Collision Avoidance, City Safety, Adaptive Cruise Control, Cross Traffic Alert, etc. Industry analysts project that these features will be implemented on all vehicles in the future as part of zero accident and driverless vehicle initiatives.