Patents by Inventor Frank Wernze

Frank Wernze 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: 20220147930
    Abstract: Technologies are described for determining route proposals for shipment of cargo using unique location identifiers (ULIs). For example, a pickup ULI and a delivery ULI can be received. The pickup ULI and the delivery ULI are in the ULI data structure format defined herein. A first geographic area representing a pickup leg can be determined for shipment of the cargo from the pickup ULI to a first transportation network location and a second geographic area representing a delivery leg can be determined for shipment of the cargo from a second transportation network location to the delivery ULI. The main leg of the shipment occurs between the first transportation network location and the second transportation network location and travels through one or more defined transportation networks. Route proposals can be generated for shipment of the cargo through the pickup leg, main leg, and/or delivery leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SAP SE
    Inventors: Frank Wernze, Gerhard Schick
  • Publication number: 20220147886
    Abstract: Technologies are described for determining possible routes using pre-processing operations. The pre-processing operations determine possible routes from an origin location to a destination location by dynamically generating representations of the transportation networks at runtime. For example, the pre-processing operations can dynamically determine a geographic area, and/or multiple sub-areas, that covers the origin location and the destination location. Possible routes from the origin location to the destination location can then be determined using only those locations within the geographic area and/or sub-areas. The locations that make up the possible routes can be provided for route optimization that utilizes transportation schedules and/or additional transportation requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SAP SE
    Inventors: Frank Wernze, Gerhard Schick
  • Patent number: 11003676
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions are described for providing integration objects that can be used to enhance data retrieval, and can be used to provide shared data access for multiple applications, and to allow access to application functionality through an interface. The integration object includes a plurality of integration data objects, at least a portion of which are mapped to data objects stored in one or more data sources. The integration data objects can hold values stored in correspondingly mapped locations of the data objects, such as in a value field. A reference field of the integration data objects can hold reference information regarding a location of a value in a respectively mapped data source. At least a portion of the integration data objects can include a defined sequencing with one or more other integration data objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Frank Wernze, Gerhard Schick
  • Publication number: 20190266275
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions are described for providing integration objects that can be used to enhance data retrieval, and can be used to provide shared data access for multiple applications, and to allow access to application functionality through an interface. The integration object includes a plurality of integration data objects, at least a portion of which are mapped to data objects stored in one or more data sources. The integration data objects can hold values stored in correspondingly mapped locations of the data objects, such as in a value field. A reference field of the integration data objects can hold reference information regarding a location of a value in a respectively mapped data source. At least a portion of the integration data objects can include a defined sequencing with one or more other integration data objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: SAP SE
    Inventors: Frank Wernze, Gerhard Schick
  • Patent number: 8527411
    Abstract: Methods and systems, including computer program products, consistent with the invention may manage invoices for a customer. For example, methods consistent with the invention may obtain customer transaction data reflecting transactions made by the customer. The method may then generate, from the obtained customer transaction data, compressed transaction data and detailed transaction data, wherein the compressed transaction data without the detailed transaction data is used to generate an invoice to the customer. The method may then provide the compressed transaction data to a service processor for performing invoice management functions based on the compressed transaction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Frank Wernze, Andreas Meider
  • Patent number: 7725371
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with the invention relate to the processing of invoices. According to one exemplary embodiment, a method for processing invoices associated with service contracts may comprise receiving data associated with a first service contract. The method may then analyze the first service contract data based on a processing rule. The method may then determine, based on the analyzed first contract data, whether the received first service contract data relates to an existing service contract. The method may then process an invoice associated with the first service contract based on the determination of whether the received first service contract data relates to an existing service contract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Frank Wernze, Martin Hellmann
  • Publication number: 20080243654
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with the invention relate to the processing of invoices. According to one exemplary embodiment, a method for processing invoices associated with service contracts may comprise receiving data associated with a first service contract. The method may then analyze the first service contract data based on a processing rule. The method may then determine, based on the analyzed first contract data, whether the received first service contract data relates to an existing service contract. The method may then process an invoice associated with the first service contract based on the determination of whether the received first service contract data relates to an existing service contract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Frank Wernze, Martin Hellmann
  • Publication number: 20080133406
    Abstract: Methods and systems, including computer program products, consistent with the invention may manage invoices for a customer. For example, methods consistent with the invention may obtain customer transaction data reflecting transactions made by the customer. The method may then generate, from the obtained customer transaction data, compressed transaction data and detailed transaction data, wherein the compressed transaction data without the detailed transaction data is used to generate an invoice to the customer. The method may then provide the compressed transaction data to a service processor for performing invoice management functions based on the compressed transaction data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Frank Wernze, Andreas Meider