Patents by Inventor Anita Ernesaks

Anita Ernesaks 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: 7421397
    Abstract: A method and system for computing the price of a railway transportation service for the shipping goods is provided. A computer delivers first information to a user prompting the user to enter information about a rail transportation service including an origin and a destination for the shipment of goods. In response to the origin and the destination information, the computer is caused to deliver a series of routes between the origin of the shipment of goods and the destination of the shipment of goods. The user is prompted to select at least one route from the series of routes. A price for the rail transportation service for shipment of goods is then computed at least in part on the basis of the at least one route selected by the user and is provided to the user as a quote for the rail transportation service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Canadian National Railway Company
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Anita Ernesaks
  • Publication number: 20080201274
    Abstract: A method and system for computing the price for the transportation of goods on a route are provided where the route has at a first segment and a second segment adjacent the first segment. The goods are transported on the first segment by a mode of transportation other than a train and are transported on the second segment by a train. A computer is caused to deliver information to a user prompting the user to enter at the computer information conveying one or more characteristics of the first segment. The computer is also caused to deliver information to the user prompting the user to enter at the computer information conveying one or more characteristics of the second segment. A price for the transportation of the goods on the route is then computed at least in part on the basis of the characteristics of the first segment entered by the user and the characteristics of the second segment entered by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Anita Ernesaks
  • Publication number: 20080201243
    Abstract: A method and system for computing the price of a railway transportation service for the shipping goods is provided. A computer delivers first information to a user prompting the user to enter at the computer information about a rail route for shipment of goods by one or more railcars. A price for the shipment of the goods is then computed at least in part on the basis of the information about the rail route and the ownership of the one or more railcars. The computer displays to the user the price for the shipment of the goods or, alternatively, the price for the shipment of the goods is provided to the user via other ways such as e-mail, snail-mail or fax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Anita Ernesaks
  • Patent number: 7363234
    Abstract: A method and system for computing the price of a railway transportation service for the shipping goods is provided. A computer delivers first information to a user prompting the user to enter at the computer information about a rail route for shipment of goods by one or more railcars. A price for the shipment of the goods is then computed at least in part on the basis of the information about the rail route and the ownership of the one or more railcars. The computer displays to the user the price for the shipment of the goods or, alternatively, the price for the shipment of the goods is provided to the user via other ways such as e-mail, snail-mail or fax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Canadian National Railway Company
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Anita Ernesaks
  • Patent number: 7343300
    Abstract: A method and system for computing the price for the transportation of goods on a route are provided where the route has at a first segment and a second segment adjacent the first segment. The goods are transported on the first segment by a mode of transportation other than a train and are transported on the second segment by a train. A computer is caused to deliver information to a user prompting the user to enter at the computer information conveying one or more characteristics of the first segment. The computer is also caused to deliver information to the user prompting the user to enter at the computer information conveying one or more characteristics of the second segment. A price for the transportation of the goods on the route is then computed at least in part on the basis of the characteristics of the first segment entered by the user and the characteristics of the second segment entered by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Canadian National Railway Company
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Anita Ernesaks
  • Publication number: 20040176997
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a price quotation information for shipping goods by rail. A computer delivers first information to a user prompting the user to enter at the computer a parameter, the parameter specifying a given characteristic of a transportation service. In response to an entry by the user, a database of promotional events, including a plurality of entries mapping one or more discount eligibility criteria to a promotional event, is processed to identify an entry associated to a certain discount data element and to a certain promotional event. The certain discount eligibility criterion in the identified entry is such that it would be satisfied if the parameter provided by the user was altered. The computer then delivers second information to the user indicative of the certain promotional event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Anita Ernesaks
  • Publication number: 20030171940
    Abstract: A method and system for computing the price for the transportation of goods on a route are provided where the route has at a first segment and a second segment adjacent the first segment. The goods are transported on the first segment by a mode of transportation other than a train and are transported on the second segment by a train. A computer is caused to deliver information to a user prompting the user to enter at the computer information conveying one or more characteristics of the first segment. The computer is also caused to deliver information to the user prompting the user to enter at the computer information conveying one or more characteristics of the second segment. A price for the transportation of the goods on the route is then computed at least in part on the basis of the characteristics of the first segment entered by the user and the characteristics of the second segment entered by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Anita Ernesaks
  • Publication number: 20030163331
    Abstract: A method and system for computing the price for shipping goods by rail is provided. A computer delivers first information to a user prompting the user to enter at the computer information about a rail transportation service for shipment of goods. A price for the shipment of the goods is then computed at least in part on the basis of the information about the rail transportation service and at least one discount data element. The system makes use of a customer profile database customer entities to discount data elements. The entry corresponding to the user at the computer is identified and the corresponding discount data elements are used to compute the price for the shipment of the goods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Anita Ernesaks
  • Publication number: 20030163330
    Abstract: A method and system for computing the price of a railway transportation service for the shipping goods is provided. A computer delivers first information to a user prompting the user to enter at the computer information about a rail route for shipment of goods by one or more railcars. A price for the shipment of the goods is then computed at least in part on the basis of the information about the rail route and the ownership of the one or more railcars. The computer displays to the user the price for the shipment of the goods or, alternatively, the price for the shipment of the goods is provided to the user via other ways such as e-mail, snail-mail or fax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Anita Ernesaks
  • Publication number: 20030163332
    Abstract: A method and system for computing the price for shipping goods by rail is provided. A computer delivers first information to a user prompting the user to enter at the computer information about a rail transportation service for shipment of goods. A price for the shipment of the goods is then computed at least in part on the basis of the information about the rail transportation service and at least one discount data element. The system makes use of a database of promotional events mapping discount eligibility criteria to discount data elements. Entries where the rail transportation service satisfies the discount eligibility criteria are identified and the corresponding discount data elements are used to compute the price for the shipment of the goods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Anita Ernesaks
  • Publication number: 20030163333
    Abstract: A method and system for computing the price of a railway transportation service for the shipping goods is provided. A computer delivers first information to a user prompting the user to enter information about a rail transportation service including an origin and a destination for the shipment of goods. In response to the origin and the destination information, the computer is caused to deliver a series of routes between the origin of the shipment of goods and the destination of the shipment of goods. The user is prompted to select at least one route from the series of routes. A price for the rail transportation service for shipment of goods is then computed at least in part on the basis of the at least one route selected by the user and is provided to the user as a quote for the rail transportation service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Anita Ernesaks
  • Publication number: 20030163378
    Abstract: A method and system for computing the price for shipping goods. The method includes causing a computer to deliver first information to a user prompting the user to enter at the computer information about a rail transportation service for shipment of goods by one or more railcars. Information about a basic pool of railcars is received and filtered based on one or more filtering criteria to produce a filtered pool of railcars. The computer is then caused to deliver second information to the user prompting the user to select at the computer one or more railcars among the filtered pool of railcars for the shipment of goods. A price for the shipment of the goods is then computed at least in part on the basis of the rail transportation service and the one or more characteristics of the railcars in the filtered pool of railcars selected by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Leonard John Podgurny, Anita Ernesaks