Patents by Inventor Jeanne M. Perales-Herdt

Jeanne M. Perales-Herdt 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: 6140941
    Abstract: A cashless toll collection system and method that detects vehicles using transponders for prepaid customers and cameras for casual or non-transponder equipped vehicles. The system has a plurality of roadside toll collectors, one or more toll transaction processors, and a revenue management system. Each roadside toll collector has a vehicle to roadside communications system that communicates with transponders disposed in transponder equipped vehicles and generates entry and exit transaction reports indicating the entry and exit locations and times of the transponder equipped vehicles. Each roadside toll collector has a plurality of license plate cameras that selectively provide video images of license plates of vehicles that are not equipped with a transponder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Douglas Dwyer, Stephen J. Feitelson, Jeanne M. Perales-Herdt, Gary S. Gallagher, Roger O'Connor, Thomas L. McDaniel, Edward Broad