Patents by Inventor Michael E. Simanek

Michael E. Simanek 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: 9665991
    Abstract: In one aspect, a tolling system is operable to perform operations, which may include: receiving, over a network and from a mobile device application operating on a mobile processing device, an identifier and road usage data collected by the mobile device application; identifying a profile based on the identifier; accessing a toll pricing model applicable to an entity associated with the identified profile; and determining a tolling charge incurred by the entity based on the road usage data collected by the mobile device application, the identified profile, and the accessed toll pricing model. In another aspect, a mobile device application is operable to perform operations that may include: collecting road usage data; communicating, over a network to a tolling system, the collected road usage data and an identifier; and receiving, from the tolling system, tolling charge data computed based on the communicated road usage data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Michael E. Simanek, Michael J. Wilson, Martin W. Glowik
  • Publication number: 20130006724
    Abstract: In one aspect, a tolling system is operable to perform operations, which may include: receiving, over a network and from a mobile device application operating on a mobile processing device, an identifier and road usage data collected by the mobile device application; identifying a profile based on the identifier; accessing a toll pricing model applicable to an entity associated with the identified profile; and determining a tolling charge incurred by the entity based on the road usage data collected by the mobile device application, the identified profile, and the accessed toll pricing model. In another aspect, a mobile device application is operable to perform operations that may include: collecting road usage data; communicating, over a network to a tolling system, the collected road usage data and an identifier; and receiving, from the tolling system, tolling charge data computed based on the communicated road usage data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael E. Simanek, Michael J. Wilson, Martin W. Glowik
  • Publication number: 20130006725
    Abstract: In one aspect, a tolling system is operable to perform operations, which include: identifying tolling data sources in a network; constructing a toll pricing model based on the identified tolling data sources; integrating tolling data from two or more of the identified tolling data sources, the tolling data including data describing characteristics of road usage by an entity; and determining a tolling charge incurred by the entity in accordance with the toll pricing model based on the integrated tolling data. In some example implementations, the integrated tolling data may be collected by at least two different tolling data sources that collect different types of tolling data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael E. Simanek, Martin W. Glowik, Michael J. Wilson