Patents by Inventor Patricia Denise Mackenzie

Patricia Denise Mackenzie 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: 20190385120
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a system to facilitate transaction processing associated with an industrial asset supply chain having a first entity and a second entity. A first entity computer processor may retrieve, from a first entity database, information associated with pre-delivery data about the industrial asset. The first entity computer processor may then record pre-delivery data about the industrial asset via a secure, distributed transaction ledger. A second entity computer processor may retrieve, from a second entity database, information associated with a post-delivery event involving the industrial asset. The second entity computer processor may then record post-delivery event data about the industrial asset via a secure, distributed transaction ledger. The post-delivery event data might indicate, for example, that the industrial asset has been delivered, has been installed, is working properly, has been used, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Walter Charles YUND, Patricia Denise MACKENZIE, Joseph James SALVO, John William CARBONE, Benjamin Edward BECKMANN, Dan YANG, Peter KOUDAL
  • Publication number: 20180315008
    Abstract: An optimum order quantity (OOQ) of the material or component using received data is dynamically determined in real-time. An optimum proposed fulfillment timing for filling open purchase orders of the material or component using the received data is determined. The OOQ and optimum proposed fulfillment timing are rendered to a supply chain owner/materials manager at a graphical electronic display. The OOQ and the optimized proposed fulfillment timing are re-determined as additional data is received and by utilizing the new order quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Koudal, Walter Yund, John Carbone, Joseph Salvo, Patricia Denise Mackenzie
  • Patent number: 9532225
    Abstract: A role-based access control method and/or system permits end users to securely pair their mobile devices via a pairing apparatus with one or more instruments to, for example, remotely monitor operations of the instruments. In an embodiment, the process includes a pairing apparatus receiving a pairing request from an instrument including a unique access code, and receiving a pairing request from an end user mobile device that includes an end user mobile device identifier and an access code. If the unique access code matches the end user's access code, then the end user mobile device identifier is added to a security group and a successful pairing message is transmitted to at least one of the instrument and the end user mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patricia Denise MacKenzie, Lennart Bjorkesten, Shaopeng Liu, Viktor Holovashchenko, David Smith, Erik Nils Patrik Franzen
  • Publication number: 20150365512
    Abstract: A role-based access control method and/or system permits end users to securely pair their mobile devices via a pairing apparatus with one or more instruments to, for example, remotely monitor operations of the instruments. In an embodiment, the process includes a pairing apparatus receiving a pairing request from an instrument including a unique access code, and receiving a pairing request from an end user mobile device that includes an end user mobile device identifier and an access code. If the unique access code matches the end user's access code, then the end user mobile device identifier is added to a security group and a successful pairing message is transmitted to at least one of the instrument and the end user mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Patricia Denise MacKenzie, Lennart Bjorkesten, Shaopeng Liu, Viktor Holovashchenko, David Smith, Erik Nils Patrik Franzen
  • Publication number: 20150347941
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable medium. The computer-readable medium includes instructions that when executed by the processor perform a method. The method comprises receiving component data from a plurality of actors and determining a pre-optimization validation of a supply chain optimization model. The supply chain optimization model is created using a linear optimization technique when the pre-optimization validation indicates a valid supply chain optimization model where creating comprises executing an optimization algorithm. Results associated with a supply chain systems model are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Walter Charles Yund, IV, Farshid Attarian, Patricia Denise MacKenzie, Joseph James Salvo, Richard Paul Messmer, Peter Koudal
  • Patent number: 8378843
    Abstract: A telematics system in an asset network is provided. The telematics system includes one or more sensors configured to acquire data from multiple assets at different locations in the asset network. The telematics system also includes a transceiver configured to receive the data acquired from the one or more sensors. The telematics system further includes a data analysis system. The data analysis system includes a central data server configured to receive the data transmitted from the transceiver. The data analysis system also includes a processing circuitry configured to combine data, analyze combined data to detect trends, generate value added services based on the detected trends and distribute the value added services to multiple end users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patricia Denise Mackenzie, John William Carbone, Charles Burton Theurer, Joseph James Salvo, Joseph Edward Jesson
  • Publication number: 20110301806
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for intelligent fuel monitoring and real-time dynamic route planning for a vehicle. The system includes one or more sensor devices monitoring a vehicle status; and a processing system coupled to the one or more sensor devices, the processing system having a memory and a processor, wherein the processor is programmed to: receive a plurality of data such as: vehicle status sensor data, points of interest data, environmental data, user data, route data. The processor then learns driver behavior from the plurality of data that influences selection of driving routes; processes the plurality of data for a current route; determines an optimal route based on the plurality of data processed for the current route and the learned driver behavior; and outputs the optimal route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel John Messier, Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Joseph James Salvo, Bouchra Bouqata
  • Publication number: 20110267185
    Abstract: A monitoring system is presented. The monitoring system includes a plurality of sensing devices disposed at various locations of a vehicle to generate signals comprising vibration and acoustic data of the vehicle, a processing device configured to determine one or more events based upon the generated signals, and generate alert messages based upon the one or more events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Li Zhang, Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Joseph James Salvo, John William Carbone, Charles Burton Theurer
  • Publication number: 20110246067
    Abstract: A dynamic routing system includes a data collection module, a static routing module, an orientation module, a learning module, and a route determination module. The data collection module receives real time trip data corresponding to a moving asset from a remote location, and the static routing module determines candidate routes from a source to a destination for the moving asset. The orientation module is configured to gather publically available information associated with candidate routes, and the learning module is configured to generate a learned route database based on the publically available information from the orientation module and the real time trip data from the data collection module. The route determination module determines an optimized route for the moving asset based on the learned route database. The system further includes a communication interface configured to transmit an optimized route signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Stephen Markham, Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Joseph James Salvo, Roman Brusilovsky, Daniel John Messier
  • Publication number: 20110208667
    Abstract: A method for reducing emissions from a plurality of moving assets includes receiving trip pattern data corresponding to positions and times from the moving assets and the preference data from a plurality of users. A database of trips made by the moving assets is then generated based on the trip pattern data and trip consolidation opportunities for the moving assets are identified based on the generated database. The method also includes ranking the trip consolidation opportunities based on the preference data and utilizing the ranked trip consolidation opportunities to provide shipping recommendations designed to reduce fuel consumption of the moving assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Qing Cao, Joseph James Salvo, Roman Brusilovsky, Joseph Edward Jesson, Jonathan Steven Muckell
  • Publication number: 20110153469
    Abstract: A system is provided for managing mobile inventory within a virtual warehouse. The system includes mobile units, each configured to house a respective portion of the mobile inventory. The system further includes communication devices, each configured to collect respective data relating to the portion of the mobile inventory within each mobile unit. Additionally, the system includes a central station in communication with the communication devices, to receive the respective data and to optimize a movement of the mobile inventory within a service area, based on the respective data. The central station is also in communication with a plurality of delivery locations, to receive a delivery request from a respective delivery location of a requested inventory and a requested delivery location, and to determine a movement of the mobile inventory, based on the respective data, respective locations of the mobile units, requested inventory and delivery location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Patricia Denise Mackenzie, John William Carbone, Robert August Graziano, Kevin Chcan, Andrew John Calver, Kimberly Marie Mangino
  • Publication number: 20110148657
    Abstract: A telematics system in an asset network is provided. The telematics system includes one or more sensors configured to acquire data from multiple assets at different locations in the asset network. The telematics system also includes a transceiver configured to receive the data acquired from the one or more sensors. The telematics system further includes a data analysis system. The data analysis system includes a central data server configured to receive the data transmitted from the transceiver. The data analysis system also includes a processing circuitry configured to combine data, analyze combined data to detect trends, generate value added services based on the detected trends and distribute the value added services to multiple end users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Patricia Denise Mackenzie, John William Carbone, Charles Burton Theurer, Joseph James Salvo, Joseph Edward Jesson
  • Publication number: 20110106818
    Abstract: A system for determining a solution is presented. The system includes a plurality of nodes operationally associated with one another via a network. The plurality of nodes include a data repository configured to store information and experiences of a corresponding node, a processing subsystem operationally coupled to the data repository, and configured to generate a target query, receive a target query from one or more nodes of the plurality of nodes, or both, select one or more target query relevant nodes from the plurality of nodes based on the target query, extract target query relevant information and target query relevant experiences from a corresponding data repository, exchange the target query relevant information and the target query relevant experiences with the one or more target query relevant nodes; and collectively determine a solution to the target query based upon the exchanged target query relevant information and the target query relevant experiences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Li Zhang, Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Joseph James Salvo, John William Carbone, Charles Burton Theurer
  • Patent number: 7928844
    Abstract: A technique is provided for tracking and/or monitoring an inventory within one or more assets. The technique includes activating a plurality of antennas on each of the one or more assets in turn for a specified period of time, and receiving a response from an RFID tag attached to the inventory through the plurality of antennas located on an asset having the inventory along with a positional information of the asset having the inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Charles Burton Theurer, Kevin Chean, Andrew John Calver, Roman Brusilovsky
  • Publication number: 20100262366
    Abstract: A mileage estimation system comprising a data collection module, a route determination module, a learning module, and a mileage calculation module is provided. The data collection module receives data corresponding to a position and time of a moving asset from a remote location and the route determination module obtains information from a map database for determining a plurality of routes between at least two location of the moving asset. The learning module in the system determines a route travelled by the moving asset from the plurality of routes based on mileage estimation criterion, and the mileage calculation module estimates the distance travelled by the moving asset based on the route travelled by the moving asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Qing Cao, Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Joseph James Salvo, Judith Ann Serth-Guzzo, Bouchra Bouqata, Joseph Edward Jesson, Robert August Graziano, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100250446
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a freight commerce system is provided. The freight commerce system includes a server communicatively coupled to a communication network. The freight commerce system also includes one or more data collection devices communicatively coupled to the communication network. The one or more data collection devices are configured to provide location information to the server via the communication network, wherein the location information includes real-time geo-based information, historical geo-based information, or a combination thereof. In addition, the freight commerce system includes one or more electronic devices coupled to the communication network and configured to receive user preference information from a user and provide the preference information to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Joseph Edward Jesson, Joseph James Salvo, Kimberley Marie Mangino, Robert August Graziano, Charles Burton Theurer, Olga Ratsimor
  • Publication number: 20100179849
    Abstract: A method for identifying backhaul opportunities is provided. The method includes receiving data corresponding to a position, time and status from a plurality of vehicles. The method includes generating a database of trips made by the plurality of vehicles based on the data received, wherein each of the trips is identified with a start point and an end point. The method also includes determining similarity between the trips to cluster the trips, wherein said determining comprises comparing a spatial distance between respective start points and respective end points with a pre-determined distance criteria. The method further includes identifying a frequency of each of the trips clustered made by the plurality of vehicles, wherein each of the trips are actual routes traveled between respective start points and respective end points. The method also includes generating a model for historical vehicle movement based on the identified frequent trips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Steven Muckell, Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Daniel John Messier, Joseph James Salvo, Qing Cao
  • Publication number: 20090160646
    Abstract: A technique is provided for monitoring and tracking inventories within one or more assets. The technique includes sensing a plurality of parameters associated with each of the one or more assets. The plurality of parameters includes a positional information of the asset. The technique further includes activating RFID tags attached to the inventories and generating a response based upon the responses received from the RFID tags, and monitoring and tracking inventories based on the sensed parameters and the generated response to ensure integrity and validate a chain of custody of the asset or the inventories during a supply chain process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Judith Ann Guzzo, Joseph James Salvo
  • Publication number: 20090079565
    Abstract: A technique is provided for tracking and/or monitoring an inventory within one or more assets. The technique includes activating a plurality of antennas on each of the one or more assets in turn for a specified period of time, and receiving a response from an RFID tag attached to the inventory through the plurality of antennas located on an asset having the inventory along with a positional information of the asset having the inventory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Charles Burton Theurer, Kevin Chean, Andrew John Calver, Roman Brusilovsky
  • Publication number: 20080143593
    Abstract: A system for providing asset management and tracking capabilities of a tractor-trailer system includes a trailer device coupled to a trailer. A tractor device is coupled to a tractor and configured to communicate with the trailer device using a first communication protocol. A hand held device is configured to communicate with the trailer device using a second communication protocol and with the tractor device using a third communication protocol. A remote monitoring center is configured to communicate with the trailer device, the tractor device, the hand held device, using a fourth communication protocol; wherein the remote monitoring center is configured to monitor the tractor-trailer system based on association between the trailer device, the tractor device, and the hand held device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC
    Inventors: Robert August Graziano, Patricia Denise Mackenzie, Andrew John Calver, Kevin Chean, John William Carbone