Patents by Inventor Joseph Hage

Joseph Hage 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: 20200279446
    Abstract: A locking system and method for a movable freight container door comprises an electronic module and a mechanical lock element. The mechanical lock element comprises a shaft, at least of portion of which is configured to be inserted through an aperture in the electronic module, across a door handle retention region, and into a cavity in the electronic module. The shaft is securely retained in the electronic module by moving a lock mechanism to a locked position. At least one magnetic field sensor in the electronic module is used to read the position of the shaft in the cavity by sensing or not sensing one or more magnets in the shaft. A wireless communication component in the electronic module wirelessly transmits magnetic field sensor information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Hage, Pierre Touma, Elias Bachaalany, Imad Maalouf
  • Patent number: 10713613
    Abstract: A freight tracking system uses a tracking device hidden in the taillight of a vehicle and a remote device located somewhere else on the vehicle. The remote device determines the position of the vehicle using information received from global navigation system satellites and communicates this wirelessly to the tracking device using a mesh network. The tracking device comprises a 9-axis IMU (inertial measurement unit) that uses a fusion filter and a calculation involving digital quaternions to determine inertial information. The vehicle position is compared to geographic boundary information to determine if the vehicle might have gone outside of geographic boundaries. If so, a geofencing alarm is triggered. The device has a tampering detector to ensure that the device is not opened. The alarms, vehicle position, and time information can be communicated to an internet-connected database using a cellular wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Hage, Pierre Touma, Elias Bachaalany, Imad Maalouf
  • Publication number: 20190172008
    Abstract: A freight tracking system uses a tracking device hidden in the taillight of a vehicle and a remote device located somewhere else on the vehicle. The remote device determines the position of the vehicle using information received from global navigation system satellites and communicates this wirelessly to the tracking device using a mesh network. The tracking device comprises a 9-axis IMU (inertial measurement unit) that uses a fusion filter and a calculation involving digital quaternions to determine inertial information. The vehicle position is compared to geographic boundary information to determine if the vehicle might have gone outside of geographic boundaries. If so, a geofencing alarm is triggered. The device has a tampering detector to ensure that the device is not opened. The alarms, vehicle position, and time information can be communicated to an internet-connected database using a cellular wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Hage, Pierre Touma, Elias Bachaalany, Imad Maalouf
  • Patent number: 10267061
    Abstract: A locking system and method for a movable freight container comprises an electronic module with a shaft that goes into a cavity in a mechanical lock module. The shaft is securely retained in the cavity by a lock mechanism in the mechanical lock module by moving the lock mechanism to a locked position. A plurality of magnetic field sensors in the shaft are used to read the position of the shaft in the cavity by sensing or not sensing one or more magnets in the lock mechanism to confirm continuous time insertion of the shaft in the cavity. A wireless communication component in the electronic module wirelessly transmits an alarm signal if the magnetic field sensors detect an unexpected interruption in at least one of the continuous time shaft position magnetic sensor readings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Hage, Pierre Touma, Elias Bachaalany, Imad Maalouf
  • Publication number: 20180283048
    Abstract: A locking system and method for a movable freight container comprises an electronic module with a shaft that goes into a cavity in a mechanical lock module. The shaft is securely retained in the cavity by a lock mechanism in the mechanical lock module by moving the lock mechanism to a locked position. A plurality of magnetic field sensors in the shaft are used to read the position of the shaft in the cavity by sensing or not sensing one or more magnets in the lock mechanism to confirm continuous time insertion of the shaft in the cavity. A wireless communication component in the electronic module wirelessly transmits an alarm signal if the magnetic field sensors detect an unexpected interruption in at least one of the continuous time shaft position magnetic sensor readings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Hage, Pierre Touma, Elias Bachaalany, Imad Maalouf
  • Publication number: 20090049422
    Abstract: A method and system for modeling and developing software applications. Modeling and developing a programmatic interface includes defining an application framework with property, behavior and event elements, creating enabling services and system entities each including at least one element, listing the enabling services and system entities themselves as elements, providing a user interface that enables a user to define business entities, include such entities among the elements, and define relationships among entities created by the user and the elements, and generating a software application that provides the programmatic interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph Hage, Raymond Lin, Craig H. Macy