Patents Assigned to PSi
  • Patent number: 11379809
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, reduction of delay related to postage indicia dispensing may be facilitated. In some embodiments, a postage distributor system may retrieve indicia data representing postage indicia from a postage provider system associated with a postage provider. The postage distributor system may store the indicia data representing the postage indicia at a storage system of the postage distributor system. The postage distributor system may receive, via a user device, a request to purchase one or more indicia subsequent to the storage of the indicia data representing the postage indicia at the storage system. The postage distributor system may provide indicia data representing the requested indicia to the user device from the indicia data representing the postage indicia. In some embodiments, the postage distributor system's receipt of the request and providing of the indicia data representing the requested indicia occur during a downtime period of the postage provider system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PSI SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Harry T. Whitehouse
  • Patent number: 11260570
    Abstract: Filtration apparatuses and screen changer devices for filtering polymeric material as well as spacer plates, and face plates for the screen changer devices and related methods are shown and described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: PSI-Polymer Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Rosamond, III, David C. Woodcock
  • Patent number: 11037223
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a web-based postage transaction may be facilitated. In some embodiments, an applet embedded on a web page may be provided to a client computer in response to the client computer accessing the web page. A request related to a postage transaction may be received from the client computer. In response to the request, a validation check may be performed by providing a validation token to the embedded applet at the client computer to be validated by the embedded applet. Based on a determination by the embedded applet at the client computer that the validation token is valid, the embedded applet at the client computer is configured to execute at least a part of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: PSI Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Davey, Patrick Sean Farry
  • Publication number: 20200410776
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, transaction data retrieval from a postage vendor system database may be facilitated (e.g., via label generation with multiple barcode representations of a portion of a postage tracking identifier, where the tracking identifier is generated based on a carrier-specific tracking identifier unique within a carrier system with respect to accounts recognized by the carrier system). In some embodiments, the tracking identifier may be generated such that (i) the tracking identifier comprises the carrier-specific tracking identifier and (ii) enables a mail piece associated with a postage transaction to be tracked within the carrier system, and the tracking identifier portion is allocated to the postage transaction in one or more databases of the vendor system. An indicium identifier may be generated to comprise the tracking identifier portion, thereby enabling the vendor system to identify the postage transaction using one of the two identifiers without the other one of the identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: PSI Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry T. WHITEHOUSE
  • Publication number: 20200392957
    Abstract: Seal systems are provided that use a variety of seals to seal fluid processing apparatuses, such as gear pumps, to facilitate the prevention of a leakage of fluids from the respective fluid processing apparatuses. Fluid apparatuses that use such seal systems are also provided. Methods of uses, making, and assembly of seal systems are further described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: PSI-Polymer Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Woodcock, Joshua A. Bibey
  • Patent number: 10828820
    Abstract: Extrusion die systems, die changers and related methods are provided herein. The die changer for changing of dies in and out of an extrusion line can include a housing having a main supply feed bore therethrough for directing a flowable material and a channel oriented transversely to the main supply feed bore. The die changer can include a slide plate movable through the channel and transverse to a direction of flow through the bore. The slide plate can include an elongate body having a first section and a second section. A first bore can extend through the first section of the elongate body of the slide plate and a second bore can extend through the second section of the elongate body of the slide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: PSI-Polymer Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Woodcock, David C. Woodcock, James D. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10824982
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide for intelligent and/or optimized use of shipping services through facilitating consolidation of shipped items with respect to one or more leg of shipments are described. Embodiments provide a shipping consolidation management system operable to analyze various shipping parameters and identify situations in which consolidation of shipped items with respect to one or more legs of a shipment may be desired. Shipping consolidation management systems may provide operation to identify situations appropriate for forming consolidated shipments associated with a single shipper and/or a plurality of shippers. A shipping consolidation management system of embodiments operates to print consolidated shipment documentation for use with respect to the consolidated shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PSI Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Whitehouse, Samuel Leinbach
  • Publication number: 20200331695
    Abstract: A system and bin monitoring units are adapted to monitor the status of plurality of garbage bins and to collect bins status in a central service unit, to store and analyze the status of the garbage bins and to control the operation and collection travel plans of garbage field service units that comprise garbage collection trucks and garbage collection stuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: PSi Ecology Ltd
    Inventors: Avi RON, Eyal RON
  • Patent number: 10801628
    Abstract: A high pressure fluid system including enhanced safety, maintenance and servicing features. The system can include a CAM assembly module, having a valve seat assembly, seal cartridge assembly and inlet manifold, that is easily installed in and removed from a frame and/discharge manifold as a single unit. A discharge manifold can isolate different pressure rated passageways of the system, and multiple rupture discs associated with the same. A discharge manifold end plate can be included to provide ease of repair of discharge outlets and to establish a plumbing system for the rupture discs. A quick coupler can facilitate connection between a plunger of the seal cartridge assembly and a cross head stub connected to a power frame. A lubrication valve assembly can provide and meter lubrication from a high pressure inlet source to a plunger and packing of the seal cartridge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PSI Pressure Systems LLC
    Inventors: Jamie A. Forrest, Todd A. Shawver
  • Publication number: 20200311654
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, threshold-based automated rearrangement of object representations on a graphical user interface (GUI) may be facilitated. In some embodiments, a user selection to organize objects based on one or more specific criteria may be received, where the specific criteria is a rearrangement threshold corresponding to a maximum number of rearrangement operations to be performed with respect to a set of objects. Placement of the objects may be determined based on the rearrangement threshold such that one or more objects are rearranged in a component to attempt to create an available region within which a given next object fits in the component without exceeding the rearrangement threshold. The object representations of the objects may be automatically moved to regions of a component representation of the component on the GUI based on the determined placement of the objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: PSI Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Subhasis Saha
  • Patent number: 10783719
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting postage fraud using an indexed lookup procedure is provided. The method includes generating, at a postage-issuing computer system, a unique postage indicium associated with a unique tracking number allocated to a postage transaction. The unique tracking number provides a mail piece tracking capability within the United States Postal Service (USPS). The method further includes indexing the postage transaction with the unique tracking number; and receiving, at the postage-issuing computer system, a request to validate a printed postage indicium carried on a mail piece received at the USPS. The request includes a tracking number identified from information further carried on the mail piece. The method also includes returning, to the USPS and in response to the request, a determination indicating whether the tracking number in the request matches any records stored in a transaction database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PSI Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Montgomery, Harry T. Whitehouse
  • Publication number: 20200262125
    Abstract: Modular fluid processing apparatuses, modular components and related methods are provided. A fluid processing apparatus for use in fluid processing systems can include a housing comprising first body half and a second body halves that are secured together. The first body half has one or more half bores that extend along a length of the first body half and the second body half has one or more half bores that extend along a length of the second body half with the one or more half bores in the first body half aligning with the one or more half bores in the second body half forming one or more full sleeve-receiving bores. The fluid processing apparatus can include one or more sleeves that are securable between the first and second body halves within the one or more sleeve-receiving bores to form piston pathways within the housing for receiving pistons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: PSI-Polymer Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James Edgar Rosamond, III
  • Publication number: 20190337215
    Abstract: Filtration apparatuses and screen changer devices for filtering polymeric material as well as spacer plates, and face plates for the screen changer devices and related methods are shown and described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: PSI-Polymer Systems, Inc
    Inventors: James E. Rosamond, III, David C. Woodcock, III
  • Patent number: 10417623
    Abstract: A system and method for retrieving a plurality of indicia are described. The method includes receiving, by a computer system associated with a postage provider a request from a user, the request including a number of the plurality of indicia, and a monetary value of each of the plurality of indicia; and authenticating the request. The method further includes verifying whether sufficient funds exist in an account of the user for the number and monetary value of the plurality of requested indicia. If the request is found authentic and the computer system determines that sufficient funds exist in the account of the user for the number and monetary value of the requested indicia, extracting the plurality of indicia. The method further includes assembling in a return message the plurality of indicia as at least one binary data message; and transmitting the message to a computer associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PSI SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Harry T. Whitehouse
  • Patent number: 10255604
    Abstract: An approach for facilitating access of postal services of an account by another account is disclosed. In some implementations, a request to authorize access for a first account to one or more postal services of a second account may be received. Responsive to authorization from the second account, the access to the one or more postal services of the second account may be enabled for the first account. A request initiated via the first account to execute a postal transaction associated with the one or more postal services of the second account may be received. Execution of the postal transaction may be initiated. Storage of a record related to the postal transaction in association with the second account may be initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PSI SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Sean Farry, Senthilvel Saravanan, Jae Min Ma
  • Patent number: 10223736
    Abstract: A system and method for conducting a web-based postage transaction, includes receiving user credentials at a web server, validating the user credentials, and in response to valid credentials, providing access to a remote client to at least one module of a postage software application. The module is configured to execute requests to perform the web-based postage transaction and to, for each revenue generating request, perform a validation check. The validation check includes a requirement that the module have access to the web server for the request to be fulfilled. In an embodiment, the postage software application includes a module configured and arranged to determine the availability of a client-side device configured to execute the request to perform the web-based postage transaction and, when the client-side device is unavailable, to prevent execution of the request, and when the client-side device is available, to allow execution of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PSI SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Davey, Patrick Sean Farry
  • Patent number: 10183876
    Abstract: A water treatment system is disclosed having electrolytic cell for liberating hydrogen from a base solution. The base solution may be a solution of brine for generating sodium hypochlorite, or potable water to be oxidized. The cell has first and second opposing electrode endplates held apart from each other by a pair of supports such that the supports enclose opposing sides of the endplates to form a cell chamber. One or more inner electrode plates are spaced apart from each other in the cell chamber in between the first and second electrode plates. The supports are configured to electrically isolate the first and second electrode plates and the inner electrode plates from each other. The first and second electrode plates are configured to receive opposite polarity charges that passively charge the inner electrode plates via conduction from the base solution to form a chemical reaction in the base solution as the base solution passes through the cell chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: PSI Water Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent A. Simmons, Gunnar T. Thordarson, James C. Robertson
  • Publication number: 20180345561
    Abstract: Extrusion die systems, die changers and related methods are provided herein. The die changer for changing of dies in and out of an extrusion line can include a housing having a main supply feed bore therethrough for directing, a flowable material and a channel oriented transversely to the main supply feed bore. The die changer can include a slide plate movable through the channel and transverse to a direction of flow through the bore. The slide plate can include an elongate body having a first section and a second section. A first bore can extend through the first section of the elongate body of the slide plate and a second bore can extend through the second section of the elongate body of the slide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: PSI-Polymer Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Woodcock, David C. Woodcock, James D. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10113653
    Abstract: A high pressure fluid system including enhanced safety, maintenance and servicing features. The system can include a cartridge assembly module, having a valve seat assembly and a seal cartridge assembly selectively joinable with one another and installable within the high pressure fluid system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PSI Pressure Systems LLC
    Inventors: Jamie A. Forrest, Todd A. Shawver
  • Publication number: 20180287010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrode assembly comprising nano-scale-LED elements and a method for manufacturing the same and, more specifically, to an electrode assembly comprising nano-scale-LED elements and a method for manufacturing the same, in which the number of nano-scale-LED elements included in a unit area of the electrode assembly is increased, the light extraction efficiency of individual nano-scale-LED elements is increased so as to maximize light intensity per unit area, and at the same time, nano-scale-LED elements on a nanoscale are connected to an electrode without a fault such as an electrical short circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: PSI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yeon Goog SUNG