Patents by Inventor Edward Allen Payne

Edward Allen Payne 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: 10664792
    Abstract: A method of securing a container includes inserting, into a seal device at a container, an electronic bolt; reading, by the seal device, a serial number stored in the electronic bolt; communicating, from the seal device, to a user application, insertion of the bolt; scanning, by the user via a handheld device, a barcode on the seal device representative of an identification of the seal device; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the identification of the seal device; inputting, by a user at the container via the handheld device, information associated with the container; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the information associated with the container; associating, in a database by the user application, the information associated with the container with the bolt serial number and the identification of the seal device; communicating, by the user application, a confirmation to the seal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Joseph E. Denny, David S. Robins, LaMonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne, Robert W. Twitchell
  • Publication number: 20180293538
    Abstract: A method of securing a container includes inserting, into a seal device at a container, an electronic bolt; reading, by the seal device, a serial number stored in the electronic bolt; communicating, from the seal device, to a user application, insertion of the bolt; scanning, by the user via a handheld device, a barcode on the seal device representative of an identification of the seal device; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the identification of the seal device; inputting, by a user at the container via the handheld device, information associated with the container; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the information associated with the container; associating, in a database by the user application, the information associated with the container with the bolt serial number and the identification of the seal device; communicating, by the user application, a confirmation to the seal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Joseph E. Denny, David S. Robins, LaMonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne, Robert W. Twitchell
  • Publication number: 20160300183
    Abstract: A method of securing a container includes inserting, into a seal device at a container, an electronic bolt; reading, by the seal device, a serial number stored in the electronic bolt; communicating, from the seal device, to a user application, insertion of the bolt; scanning, by the user via a handheld device, a barcode on the seal device representative of an identification of the seal device; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the identification of the seal device; inputting, by a user at the container via the handheld device, information associated with the container; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the information associated with the container; associating, in a database by the user application, the information associated with the container with the bolt serial number and the identification of the seal device; communicating, by the user application, a confirmation to the seal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas R. BERGER, Joseph E. DENNY, David S. ROBINS, LaMonte Peter KOOP, Edward Allen PAYNE, Robert W. TWITCHELL
  • Patent number: 9386553
    Abstract: A method of securing a container includes inserting, into a seal device at a container, an electronic bolt; reading, by the seal device, a serial number stored in the electronic bolt; communicating, from the seal device, to a user application, insertion of the bolt; scanning, by the user via a handheld device, a barcode on the seal device representative of an identification of the seal device; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the identification of the seal device; inputting, by a user at the container via the handheld device, information associated with the container; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the information associated with the container; associating, in a database by the user application, the information associated with the container with the bolt serial number and the identification of the seal device; communicating, by the user application, a confirmation to the seal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Joseph E. Denny, David S. Robins, LaMonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne, Robert W. Twitchell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8699381
    Abstract: One of many aspects of the invention relates to an ad hoc network in which inbound messages are communicated from an originating node to a gateway node via a plurality of intermediate nodes. In this respect, a method performed by an intermediate node in communicating the inbound message to the gateway node includes: maintaining a routing table; and using the routing table, selecting a node for use as the next hop by determining whether a maximum number of allowable hops for an inbound message is exceeded by using such node, and comparing a preference of using such node to preferences of using other known nodes by which the maximum number of allowable hops would not be exceeded. Another aspect includes sending a “leave” message when an intermediate node leaves the ad hoc network, whereby the intermediate node is removed from similar routing tables maintained by other intermediate nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Lamonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne
  • Patent number: 8611323
    Abstract: A system includes one or more wireless islands, one or more incident management applications, and one or more message management and routing (MMR) systems. Each MMR systems is configured to act as an intermediary for communication between one of the wireless islands and one or more of the incident management applications. One of the wireless islands includes a radio network. The radio network includes a plurality of remote sensor nodes (RSNs), and a gateway controller. An RSN of the plurality of RSNs is worn by ESS personnel, the gateway controller is mounted to an ESS vehicle, and the RSN is configured to wirelessly communicate with the gateway controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R Berger, Joseph E. Denny, David S. Robins, Stephen A. Wallace, Raymond T. Gurgone, LaMonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne, Robert W. Twitchell, Rodney A. Hilton, Randy Edwards
  • Publication number: 20130072144
    Abstract: A system includes one or more wireless islands, one or more incident management applications, and one or more message management and routing (MMR) systems. Each MMR systems is configured to act as an intermediary for communication between one of the wireless islands and one or more of the incident management applications. One of the wireless islands includes a radio network. The radio network includes a plurality of remote sensor nodes (RSNs), and a gateway controller. An RSN of the plurality of RSNs is worn by ESS personnel, the gateway controller is mounted to an ESS vehicle, and the RSN is configured to wirelessly communicate with the gateway controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Joseph E. Denny, David S. Robins, Stephen A. Wallace, Raymond T. Gurgone, LaMonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne, Robert W. Twitchell, Rodney A. Hilton, Randy Edwards
  • Publication number: 20130070676
    Abstract: One of many aspects of the invention relates to an ad hoc network in which inbound messages are communicated from an originating node to a gateway node via a plurality of intermediate nodes. In this respect, a method performed by an intermediate node in communicating the inbound message to the gateway node includes: maintaining a routing table; and using the routing table, selecting a node for use as the next hop by determining whether a maximum number of allowable hops for an inbound message is exceeded by using such node, and comparing a preference of using such node to preferences of using other known nodes by which the maximum number of allowable hops would not be exceeded. Another aspect includes sending a “leave” message when an intermediate node leaves the ad hoc network, whereby the intermediate node is removed from similar routing tables maintained by other intermediate nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Lamonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne
  • Publication number: 20130016636
    Abstract: A method of securing a container includes inserting, into a seal device at a container, an electronic bolt; reading, by the seal device, a serial number stored in the electronic bolt; communicating, from the seal device, to a user application, insertion of the bolt; scanning, by the user via a handheld device, a barcode on the seal device representative of an identification of the seal device; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the identification of the seal device; inputting, by a user at the container via the handheld device, information associated with the container; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the information associated with the container; associating, in a database by the user application, the information associated with the container with the bolt serial number and the identification of the seal device; communicating, by the user application, a confirmation to the seal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Joseph E. Denny, David S. Robins, LaMonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne, Robert W. Twitchell, JR.
  • Patent number: 8315237
    Abstract: A system includes one or more wireless islands, one or more incident management applications, and one or more message management and routing (MMR) systems. Each MMR systems is configured to act as an intermediary for communication between one of the wireless islands and one or more of the incident management applications. One of the wireless islands includes a radio network. The radio network includes a plurality of remote sensor nodes (RSNs), and a gateway controller. An RSN of the plurality of RSNs is worn by ESS personnel, the gateway controller is mounted to an ESS vehicle, and the RSN is configured to wirelessly communicate with the gateway controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R Berger, Joseph E. Denny, David S. Robins, Stephen A. Wallace, Raymond T. Gurgone, LaMonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne, Robert W. Twitchell, Rodney A. Hilton, Randy Edwards
  • Patent number: 8300551
    Abstract: One of many aspects of the invention relates to an ad hoc network in which inbound messages are communicated from an originating node to a gateway node via a plurality of intermediate nodes. In this respect, a method performed by an intermediate node in communicating the inbound message to the gateway node includes: maintaining a routing table; and using the routing table, selecting a node for use as the next hop by determining whether a maximum number of allowable hops for an inbound message is exceeded by using such node, and comparing a preference of using such node to preferences of using other known nodes by which the maximum number of allowable hops would not be exceeded. Another aspect includes sending a “leave” message when an intermediate node leaves the ad hoc network, whereby the intermediate node is removed from similar routing tables maintained by other intermediate nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Lamonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne
  • Patent number: 8279067
    Abstract: A method of securing a container includes inserting, into a seal device at a container, an electronic bolt; reading, by the seal device, a serial number stored in the electronic bolt; communicating, from the seal device, to a user application, insertion of the bolt; scanning, by the user via a handheld device, a barcode on the seal device representative of an identification of the seal device; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the identification of the seal device; inputting, by a user at the container via the handheld device, information associated with the container; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the information associated with the container; associating, in a database by the user application, the information associated with the container with the bolt serial number and the identification of the seal device; communicating, by the user application, a confirmation to the seal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Joseph E. Denny, David S. Robins, LaMonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne, Robert W. Twitchell, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100238940
    Abstract: One of many aspects of the invention relates to an ad hoc network in which inbound messages are communicated from an originating node to a gateway node via a plurality of intermediate nodes. In this respect, a method performed by an intermediate node in communicating the inbound message to the gateway node includes: maintaining a routing table; and using the routing table, selecting a node for use as the next hop by determining whether a maximum number of allowable hops for an inbound message is exceeded by using such node, and comparing a preference of using such node to preferences of using other known nodes by which the maximum number of allowable hops would not be exceeded. Another aspect includes sending a “leave” message when an intermediate node leaves the ad hoc network, whereby the intermediate node is removed from similar routing tables maintained by other intermediate nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Lamonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne
  • Publication number: 20100150122
    Abstract: A system includes one or more wireless islands, one or more incident management applications, and one or more message management and routing (MMR) systems. Each MMR systems is configured to act as an intermediary for communication between one of the wireless islands and one or more of the incident management applications. One of the wireless islands includes a radio network. The radio network includes a plurality of remote sensor nodes (RSNs), and a gateway controller. An RSN of the plurality of RSNs is worn by ESS personnel, the gateway controller is mounted to an ESS vehicle, and the RSN is configured to wirelessly communicate with the gateway controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Joseph E. Denny, David S. Robins, Stephen A. Wallace, Raymond T. Gurgone, LaMonte Peter Koop, Edward Allen Payne, Robert W. Twitchell, Rodney A. Hilton, Randy Edwards
  • Publication number: 20090322510
    Abstract: A method of securing a container includes inserting, into a seal device at a container, an electronic bolt; reading, by the seal device, a serial number stored in the electronic bolt; communicating, from the seal device, to a user application, insertion of the bolt; scanning, by the user via a handheld device, a barcode on the seal device representative of an identification of the seal device; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the identification of the seal device; inputting, by a user at the container via the handheld device, information associated with the container; communicating, from the handheld device to the user application, the information associated with the container; associating, in a database by the user application, the information associated with the container with the bolt serial number and the identification of the seal device; communicating, by the user application, a confirmation to the seal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: TERAHOP NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas R. BERGER, Joseph E. DENNY, David S. ROBINS, LaMonte Peter KOOP, Edward Allen PAYNE, Robert W. TWITCHELL, JR.