Patents by Inventor Charles D. Harvey

Charles D. Harvey 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: 10636280
    Abstract: A cargo tracking apparatus for detecting proximity to a cargo structure includes a cargo sensor, a location sensor, a wireless transmitter, and a processor, all disposed within a housing that is configured to be attached to the cargo structure. The cargo sensor, which is adjacent a sensor window in the housing, detects a portion of the cargo structure disposed near the sensor window and generates a cargo sensor signal based on detection or lack of detection of the cargo structure. The location sensor generates location information based on the location of the cargo tracking apparatus. The processor receives the cargo sensor signal and the location information, and based thereon generates alert messages that contain the location information and information indicative of whether the cargo structure is disposed near the cargo tracking apparatus. The wireless transmitter transmits the alert messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Spireon, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles F. Raasch, Edward D. Suski, Timothy J. Harvey
  • Publication number: 20190279494
    Abstract: A cargo tracking apparatus for detecting proximity to a cargo structure includes a cargo sensor, a location sensor, a wireless transmitter, and a processor, all disposed within a housing that is configured to be attached to the cargo structure. The cargo sensor, which is adjacent a sensor window in the housing, detects a portion of the cargo structure disposed near the sensor window and generates a cargo sensor signal based on detection or lack of detection of the cargo structure. The location sensor generates location information based on the location of the cargo tracking apparatus. The processor receives the cargo sensor signal and the location information, and based thereon generates alert messages that contain the location information and information indicative of whether the cargo structure is disposed near the cargo tracking apparatus. The wireless transmitter transmits the alert messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Spireon, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles F. Raasch, Edward D. Suski, Timothy J. Harvey
  • Patent number: 8108207
    Abstract: Configurations herein provide a language processing mechanism operable to define a machine vocabulary and identify a machine language version of the words that preserves context and identifies the proper definition of the words by identifying and preserving context of a particular set of words, such as a sentence or paragraph. The machine vocabulary includes a definition section for each definition of a word. Each definition section includes a set of one or more definition elements. The definition elements include a predetermined format of definition fields, and each has a corresponding mask indicative of significant definition fields. The set of definition elements corresponding to a particular definition describe the usage of the word in a context matching that particular definition. Each definition element captures a characteristic of the definition according to fuzzy logic such that the definition elements collectively capture the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Artificial Cognition Inc.
    Inventors: George H. Harvey, Donald R. Greenbaum, Charles H. Collins, Charles D. Harvey
  • Patent number: 7869989
    Abstract: Configurations herein provide a language processing mechanism operable to define a machine vocabulary and identify a machine language version of the words that preserves context and identifies the proper definition of the words by identifying and preserving context of a particular set of words, such as a sentence or paragraph. The machine vocabulary includes a definition section for each definition of a word. Each definition section includes a set of one or more definition elements. The definition elements include a predetermined format of definition fields, and each has a corresponding mask indicative of significant definition fields. The set of definition elements corresponding to a particular definition describe the usage of the word in a context matching that particular definition. Each definition element captures a characteristic of the definition according to fuzzy logic such that the definition elements collectively capture the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Artificial Cognition Inc.
    Inventors: George H. Harvey, Donald R. Greenbaum, Charles H. Collins, Charles D. Harvey
  • Patent number: 5107879
    Abstract: Tank car cleaning apparatus mountable on a tank car hatch and movable within the car to clean its interior, the apparatus including a rotatable mast with a movable arm connected thereto having a high pressure liquid nozzle mounted at its end for applying liquid under pressure to the car's interior to clean it, the arm movable from outside the car into its interior, and in one aspect, the nozzle itself articulable through an arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Butterworth Jetting System, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles D. Harvey
  • Patent number: 5102312
    Abstract: A pump head having a manifold with a fluid inlet and outlet, suction and discharge valves mounted in a channels valve seat cartridge for controlling fluid flow, and a plunger mounted in a fluid cylinder adjacent the valve seat cartridge for pumping fluid through the pump head, and, in one embodiment, high strength valve springs. A spring for valves in a pump head and methods for treating them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Assignee: Butterworth Jetting System, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles D. Harvey
  • Patent number: 5095929
    Abstract: Tank car cleaning apparatus mountable on a tank car hatch and movable within the car to clean its interior, the apparatus including a rotatable mast with a movable arm connected thereto having a high pressure liquid nozzle mounted at its end for applying liquid under pressure to the car's interior to clean it, the arm movable from outside the car into its interior, and in one aspect, the nozzle itself articulable through an arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: Weatherford U.S., Inc.
    Inventor: Charles D. Harvey