Patents by Inventor Alden James Woodrow

Alden James Woodrow 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: 20200320881
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method for managing available capacity at a location for receiving an asset includes obtaining data indicative of one or more first assets that will arrive at a first location within a first transfer hub at an arrival time, the one or more first assets being associated with a first service provider. The method includes determining an available capacity at the first location within the first transfer hub for receiving the one or more first assets at the arrival time. The method includes moving one or more second assets positioned at the first location to a second location within the first transfer hub to increase the available capacity at the first location for receiving the one or more first assets at the arrival time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Alden James Woodrow, Alan Hugh Wells, Maxwell MacGavin Pike
  • Publication number: 20200264611
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a vehicle service are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes receiving data indicative of a service request to provide a vehicle service for an entity with respect to one or more cargo items designated for autonomous transport. The method includes obtaining a first cargo item among the one or more cargo items, from a representative of the entity at a dedicated first transfer hub proximate to a first location associated with the first cargo item. The method includes controlling a first autonomous vehicle to transport the first cargo item from the first transfer hub to a dedicated second transfer hub proximate to a second location associated with the first cargo item. The method includes providing the first cargo item to a representative of the entity at the second transfer hub, to provide the vehicle service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Alden James Woodrow, Robert Evan Miller
  • Patent number: 10672277
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method for managing available capacity at a location for receiving an asset includes obtaining data indicative of one or more first assets that will arrive at a first location within a first transfer hub at an arrival time, the one or more first assets being associated with a first service provider. The method includes determining an available capacity at the first location within the first transfer hub for receiving the one or more first assets at the arrival time. The method includes moving one or more second assets positioned at the first location to a second location within the first transfer hub to increase the available capacity at the first location for receiving the one or more first assets at the arrival time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Alden James Woodrow, Alan Hugh Wells, Maxwell MacGavin Pike
  • Patent number: 10571917
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a vehicle service are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes receiving data indicative of a service request to provide a vehicle service for an entity with respect to one or more cargo items designated for autonomous transport. The method includes obtaining a first cargo item among the one or more cargo items, from a representative of the entity at a dedicated first transfer hub proximate to a first location associated with the first cargo item. The method includes controlling a first autonomous vehicle to transport the first cargo item from the first transfer hub to a dedicated second transfer hub proximate to a second location associated with the first cargo item. The method includes providing the first cargo item to a representative of the entity at the second transfer hub, to provide the vehicle service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Alden James Woodrow, Robert Evan Miller
  • Publication number: 20190332104
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method for coordinating the movement of assets at transfer hubs includes determining one or more assets to move from a first location associated with a transfer hub. The method also includes assigning a jockey to move the one or more assets to a second location associated with the transfer hub based at least in part on an availability of the jockey. The method further includes directing the jockey to move the one or more assets from the first location to the second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Alden James Woodrow, Alan Hugh Wells, Maxwell MacGavin Pike
  • Publication number: 20190333390
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method for coordinating an arrival of an asset at a location includes identifying one or more assets arriving at a transfer hub, based at least in part on one or more attributes associated with the one or more assets. The method includes determining an arrival time for the one or more assets, based at least in part on an available capacity associated with the transfer hub for receiving the one or more assets. The method includes controlling the one or more assets to arrive at the determined arrival time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Alden James Woodrow, Alan Hugh Wells, Maxwell MacGavin Pike
  • Publication number: 20190333383
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method for managing available capacity at a location for receiving an asset includes obtaining data indicative of one or more first assets that will arrive at a first location within a first transfer hub at an arrival time, the one or more first assets being associated with a first service provider. The method includes determining an available capacity at the first location within the first transfer hub for receiving the one or more first assets at the arrival time. The method includes moving one or more second assets positioned at the first location to a second location within the first transfer hub to increase the available capacity at the first location for receiving the one or more first assets at the arrival time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Alden James Woodrow, Alan Hugh Wells, Maxwell MacGavin Pike
  • Publication number: 20190227570
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes determining vehicle diagnostics information associated with a first autonomous vehicle that is part of a fleet of vehicles controlled by a first entity to provide a vehicle service to a second entity. The method includes determining remote inspection information that includes an assessment of one or more categories pertaining to a third entity, based at least in part on the vehicle diagnostics information. The method includes providing the remote inspection information to the third entity to provide the vehicle service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Evan Miller, Alden James Woodrow, Eyal Cohen
  • Publication number: 20190220026
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to deploying warning devices by an autonomous vehicle. In one example, a system includes one or more processors and memory including instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations. The operations include obtaining data indicating that a vehicle stop maneuver is to be implemented for an autonomous vehicle. The operations further include determining whether one or more warning devices should be dispensed from the autonomous vehicle during the vehicle stop maneuver based in part on the obtained data. The operations further include, in response to determining one or more warning devices should be dispensed from the autonomous vehicle, determining a dispensing maneuver for the one or more warning devices, and providing one or more command signals to one or more vehicle systems to perform the dispensing maneuver for the one or more warning devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Zac Vawter, Alden James Woodrow
  • Publication number: 20190212725
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle in response to vehicle instructions from a remote computing system are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes controlling a first autonomous vehicle to provide a vehicle service, the first autonomous vehicle being associated with a first convoy that includes one or more second autonomous vehicles. The method includes receiving one or more communications from a remote computing system associated with a third-party entity, the one or more communications including one or more vehicle instructions. The method includes coordinating with the one or more second autonomous vehicles to determine one or more vehicle actions to perform in response to receiving the one or more vehicle instructions from the third-party entity. The method includes controlling the first autonomous vehicle to implement the one or more vehicle actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Alden James Woodrow, Eyal Cohen, Robert Evan Miller
  • Publication number: 20190146496
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a vehicle service are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes receiving data indicative of a service request to provide a vehicle service for an entity with respect to one or more cargo items designated for autonomous transport. The method includes obtaining a first cargo item among the one or more cargo items, from a representative of the entity at a dedicated first transfer hub proximate to a first location associated with the first cargo item. The method includes controlling a first autonomous vehicle to transport the first cargo item from the first transfer hub to a dedicated second transfer hub proximate to a second location associated with the first cargo item. The method includes providing the first cargo item to a representative of the entity at the second transfer hub, to provide the vehicle service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Alden James Woodrow, Robert Evan Miller