Patents by Inventor Joseph E. Denny

Joseph E. Denny 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: 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: 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.
  • Publication number: 20120324964
    Abstract: An electronic locking device secures a shipping container and includes a housing, two arms, a sensing circuit, and electronics. The pair of arms extend from the housing and couple to the hasp. The arms transition between locked and unlocked configurations relative to the hasp, with one or both of the arms pivoting relative to the other. A bolt seal locks the arms in the locked configuration. The sensing circuit, which includes sensing contacts, is in a “closed” state or “open” state depending on whether the arms are in the locked or unlocked configuration. The electronics record and report the state of the sensing circuit, thereby indicating whether the arms are locked or unlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Joseph E. Denny
  • 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: 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.
  • Patent number: 8275404
    Abstract: A system for monitoring and managing emergency services sector resources includes a wireless communications device configured to establish a wireless network, a plurality of wireless nodes wirelessly connected to the wireless network, a user application, a message management and routing system configured to facilitate communications between the wireless communication device and the user application, and a user device configured to display information from the user application. Each wireless node of the plurality of wireless nodes is associated with an emergency services sector resource, and is configured to communicate information regarding the emergency services sector resource to the user application via the wireless communications device. The user device is configured to display information regarding the emergency services sector resource from the user application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R Berger, Joseph E. Denny
  • Patent number: 8207848
    Abstract: An electronic locking device secures a shipping container and includes a housing, two arms, a sensing circuit, and electronics. The pair of arms extend from the housing and couple to the hasp. The arms transition between locked and unlocked configurations relative to the hasp, with one or both of the arms pivoting relative to the other. A bolt seal locks the arms in the locked configuration. The sensing circuit, which includes sensing contacts, is in a “closed” state or “open” state depending on whether the arms are in the locked or unlocked configuration. The electronics record and report the state of the sensing circuit, thereby indicating whether the arms are locked or unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Joseph E. Denny
  • 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: 20100145865
    Abstract: RSNs are attached to equipment at construction sites. Gateways located and construction sites. A rental company uses presence data to know in real-time which of multiple yards specific equipment is located for meeting customer needs. At a renter's construction site, a gateway receives engine-hours data from RSNs associated with rental equipment and reports to the rental company, which uses the data to determine whether contract limits on use are exceeded and/or whether the equipment is abused. For sites not having a gateway, a truck-mounted gateway is used to periodically visit and collect data from the RSNs at each site. The data collected is sent to the rental company via cellular link. A construction company uses the system to track and monitor its own equipment in storage yards and on construction sites. Classes are assigned such that a rental company sees only the rented equipment. RSNs send theft and vandalism alarms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Joseph E. Denny
  • Publication number: 20100144383
    Abstract: A system for monitoring and managing emergency services sector resources includes a wireless communications device configured to establish a wireless network, a plurality of wireless nodes wirelessly connected to the wireless network, a user application, a message management and routing system configured to facilitate communications between the wireless communication device and the user application, and a user device configured to display information from the user application. Each wireless node of the plurality of wireless nodes is associated with an emergency services sector resource, and is configured to communicate information regarding the emergency services sector resource to the user application via the wireless communications device. The user device is configured to display information regarding the emergency services sector resource from the user application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas R. BERGER, Joseph E. Denny
  • Publication number: 20100013635
    Abstract: An electronic locking device secures a shipping container and includes a housing, two arms, a sensing circuit, and electronics. The pair of arms extend from the housing and couple to the hasp. The arms transition between locked and unlocked configurations relative to the hasp, with one or both of the arms pivoting relative to the other. A bolt seal locks the arms in the locked configuration. The sensing circuit, which includes sensing contacts, is in a “closed” state or “open” state depending on whether the arms are in the locked or unlocked configuration. The electronics record and report the state of the sensing circuit, thereby indicating whether the arms are locked or unlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: TERAHOP NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas R. BERGER, Joseph E. DENNY
  • 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.