Patents by Inventor David William King

David William King 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: 11100824
    Abstract: Disclosed are parking pay stations, media display caps for parking pay stations, parking pay station advertising platforms including a housing, wherein at least one side of the housing comprises at least one transparent window and at least one media display screen visible through the window, wherein the media display screen is configured to display media to parking users and others, including pedestrians. Also disclosed are methods of retrofitting existing parking pay stations to upgrade them to include media display capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Alexander Schwarz, Chad P. Randall
  • Patent number: 11074612
    Abstract: A payment system for parking locations communicates with a plurality of parking meters, each of which is associated with a predetermined geographic location corresponding to a parking location. The system receives user identifying information via a communication related to payment for a parking session at a parking location identified by the communication, and determines a user credit/debit card data for payment of the parking session based on the user identifying information. Data related to the parking session at the geographic location of the parking meter is stored in a database associated with a parking history of the user, and determines one or more advertisements to communicate to the user based on the geographic location of the parking meter and previously stored data related to the parking history of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Chad P. Randall
  • Publication number: 20210065263
    Abstract: A parking meter receives data indicative of a remote payment being completed and displays an amount of time purchased by the remote payment for a parking session. The parking meter determines an amount of time remaining in the parking session and powers down at least a portion of a meter communication subsystem subsequent to receiving the data indicative of the remote payment being completed. The parking meter wakes up the powered down portion of the communication subsystem upon determining that the amount of time remaining is below a threshold time, and can receive an indication of additional time being paid for remotely, and can update the displayed time remaining to reflect the additional time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: David William KING, Chad P. RANDALL
  • Publication number: 20210067846
    Abstract: Devices and meters comprising: a housing configured to mount to a pole supporting an existing meter, the housing defining an interior; a sensor within the interior of the housing, the sensor configured to collect environmental information pertaining to the local external environment of the existing meter; a wireless radio within the interior of the housing, the wireless radio configured to transmit the environmental information to the existing meter or to a remote server in communication with the existing meter; a power unit within the interior of the housing, the power unit supplying power to the sensor and the wireless radio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: David William KING, Alexander SCHWARZ, Stephen John HUNTER, Chad P. RANDALL
  • Patent number: 10691904
    Abstract: Disclosed are computer-implemented handicapped parking placards as well as methods and platforms for operating handicapped parking placard systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Chad P. Randall, David William King, Alexander Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10674236
    Abstract: Devices and meters comprising: a housing configured to mount to a pole supporting an existing meter, the housing defining an interior; a sensor within the interior of the housing, the sensor configured to collect environmental information pertaining to the local external environment of the existing meter; a wireless radio within the interior of the housing, the wireless radio configured to transmit the environmental information to the existing meter or to a remote server in communication with the existing meter; a power unit within the interior of the housing, the power unit supplying power to the sensor and the wireless radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: IPS GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Alexander Schwarz, Stephen John Hunter, Chad P. Randall
  • Patent number: 10664880
    Abstract: A parking meter receives data indicative of a remote payment being completed and displays an amount of time purchased by the remote payment for a parking session. The parking meter determines an amount of time remaining in the parking session and powers down at least a portion of a meter communication subsystem subsequent to receiving the data indicative of the remote payment being completed. The parking meter wakes up the powered down portion of the communication subsystem upon determining that the amount of time remaining is below a threshold time, and can receive an indication of additional time being paid for remotely, and can update the displayed time remaining to reflect the additional time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: IPS GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Chad Randall
  • Publication number: 20200059708
    Abstract: Devices and meters comprising: a housing configured to mount to a pole supporting an existing meter, the housing defining an interior; a sensor within the interior of the housing, the sensor configured to collect environmental information pertaining to the local external environment of the existing meter; a wireless radio within the interior of the housing, the wireless radio configured to transmit the environmental information to the existing meter or to a remote server in communication with the existing meter; a power unit within the interior of the housing, the power unit supplying power to the sensor and the wireless radio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: David William KING, Alexander SCHWARZ, Stephen John HUNTER, Chad P. RANDALL
  • Publication number: 20190385454
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are multispace parking pay stations comprising: at least one processor, a memory, a communications element, a printer, and a computer program including instructions executable by the at least one processor to create an application comprising: a software module receiving a unique identifier associated with a parking customer, the parking customer having executed a mobile payment for parking in a space associated with the pay station; a software module transmitting the unique identifier to a central parking management server and querying the central parking management server with the unique identifier to identify the parking customer and verify the mobile payment; and a software module generating and sending instructions to the printer to print a payment verification for the parking customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: David William KING, Alexander SCHWARZ, Chad P. RANDALL
  • Publication number: 20190362383
    Abstract: A payment system for parking locations communicates with a plurality of parking meters, each of which is associated with a predetermined geographic location corresponding to a parking location. The system receives user identifying information via a communication related to payment for a parking session at a parking location identified by the communication, and determines a user credit/debit card data for payment of the parking session based on the user identifying information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: David William KING, Chad P. RANDALL
  • Patent number: 10491972
    Abstract: Devices and meters comprising: a housing configured to mount to a pole supporting an existing meter, the housing defining an interior; a sensor within the interior of the housing, the sensor configured to collect environmental information pertaining to the local external environment of the existing meter; a wireless radio within the interior of the housing, the wireless radio configured to transmit the environmental information to the existing meter or to a remote server in communication with the existing meter; a power unit within the interior of the housing, the power unit supplying power to the sensor and the wireless radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Alexander Schwarz, Stephen John Hunter, Chad P. Randall
  • Publication number: 20190304203
    Abstract: A meter apparatus and method of operating a removable meter apparatus are described. The meter apparatus includes a tag associated with unique tag identification information and configured to be permanently affixed to a location housing at a unique physical location, and includes a removable meter unit configured to mate with the location housing and receive the tag identification from the tag and report the tag identification to a data manager configured to associate an identifier of the removable meter unit with the tag identification and unique physical location, and associate configuration information for the physical location with the removable meter unit and the tag identification. The unique physical location can comprise a single-space parking location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: David William KING, Alexander SCHWARZ, Stephen John HUNTER
  • Patent number: 10423980
    Abstract: A payment system for parking locations communicates with a plurality of parking meters, each of which is associated with a predetermined geographic location corresponding to a parking location. The system receives user identifying information via a communication related to payment for a parking session at a parking location identified by the communication, and determines a user credit/debit card data for payment of the parking session based on the user identifying information. Data related to the parking session at the geographic location of the parking meter is stored in a database associated with a parking history of the user, and determines one or more advertisements to communicate to the user based on the geographic location of the parking meter and previously stored data related to the parking history of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: IPS GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Chad P. Randall
  • Publication number: 20190272681
    Abstract: Described are timer apparatus comprising: a timer configured to measure a predetermined time period associated with a physical location, the timer comprising: a front housing; and input controls comprising one or more buttons for interacting with the timer to configure the predetermined time period associated with a physical location; a lower housing; and a cover housing reversibly attachable to the lower housing to form an interior and to secure the timer within the interior; wherein when the cover housing is attached to the lower housing and the timer is secured within the interior: the front housing is exposed to an external environment of the physical location, and the input controls are located above a highest edge of the lower housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: David William KING, Alexander SCHWARZ
  • Publication number: 20190272680
    Abstract: Described are timer apparatus comprising: a timer configured to measure a predetermined time period associated with a physical location; a display screen for displaying information pertaining to the predetermined time period; a radio frequency (RF) electronic card reader; and a metal housing comprising: a housing cover comprising a display aperture through which the display screen is visible, the housing cover interfacing with an existing housing base to enclose and protect the timer, the display screen, and the RF electronic card reader from an environment of the physical location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: David William KING, Alexander SCHWARZ
  • Publication number: 20190251608
    Abstract: A parking meter receives data indicative of a remote payment being completed and displays an amount of time purchased by the remote payment for a parking session. The parking meter determines an amount of time remaining in the parking session and powers down at least a portion of a meter communication subsystem subsequent to receiving the data indicative of the remote payment being completed. The parking meter wakes up the powered down portion of the communication subsystem upon determining that the amount of time remaining is below a threshold time, and can receive an indication of additional time being paid for remotely, and can update the displayed time remaining to reflect the additional time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: David William KING, Chad RANDALL
  • Patent number: 10366546
    Abstract: A meter apparatus and method of operating a removable meter apparatus are described. The meter apparatus includes a tag associated with unique tag identification information and configured to be permanently affixed to a location housing at a unique physical location, and includes a removable meter unit configured to mate with the location housing and receive the tag identification from the tag and report the tag identification to a data manager configured to associate an identifier of the removable meter unit with the tag identification and unique physical location, and associate configuration information for the physical location with the removable meter unit and the tag identification. The unique physical location can comprise a single-space parking location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Alexander Schwarz, Stephen John Hunter
  • Patent number: D865315
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Alexander Schwarz, David Andrew Jones, Choor Hong Tan
  • Patent number: D872600
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Alexander Schwarz, David Andrew Jones, Choor Hong Tan
  • Patent number: D911857
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Andre Malan Joubert, David Andrew Jones, Choor-Hong Tan, Abigail Maude Thomas