Patents by Inventor Ronald Edward Konezny

Ronald Edward Konezny 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: 10423898
    Abstract: Techniques involving modeling and analysis of operational metrics in transportation industries are disclosed. Representative methods involve defining a set of fuel consumption performance factors having a potential to impact vehicle fuel economy. Fuel consumption performance factors are received, and categorical variables are identified from at least a subset of the fuel consumption performance factors to create one or more categorical groupings. The fuel consumption performance factors associated with at least one of the categorical groupings are processed to identify a hypothetical maximum fuel economy or “baseline” for the at least one of the categorical groupings, and to identify fuel economy deduction coefficients based on the fuel consumption performance factors that adversely impact the hypothetical maximum fuel economy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: Thomas S. Fansler, Ronald Edward Konezny
  • Patent number: 10163141
    Abstract: Techniques for authorizing fuel purchases based on vehicle available fuel tank capacity. The authorization may be performed on a transaction basis, such that each fueling event may be independently authorized. A current fuel tank capacity for the vehicle is obtained, and transmitted to an authorization entity. An authorization is obtained for dispensing a quantity of fuel that does not exceed the current fuel tank capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: Thomas S. Fansler, Ronald Edward Konezny
  • Patent number: 9704310
    Abstract: Techniques involving connecting an in-cab computing device to an onboard computing device mounted in a vehicle. Vehicle-related information may be communicated between the in-cab computing device and onboard computing device while the in-cab computing device is connected to the onboard computing device. Techniques involve facilitating disconnection of the in-cab computing device from the onboard computing device and operating the in-cab computing device in a stand-alone mode, and facilitating reconnection of the in-cab computing device to the onboard computing device to resume operations between the in-cab computing device and onboard computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Kelly R. Nehowig, Ronald Edward Konezny
  • Patent number: 8750899
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for monitoring wireless communication performance. A fleet of moving vehicles equipped with communication devices communicate data call records, including a geographic location of the vehicle when the communication was attempted, to a central office. Indications of successful and unsuccessful call record communications attempts are aggregated by geographic area using the geographic location data from the vehicles. Call success rate levels for the geographic areas are determined based on the aggregated indications of successful and unsuccessful call record communication attempts. These levels may be presented on geographical maps or otherwise, and/or used for network analysis purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: James Russell Lowell, Ronald Edward Konezny, Andrew Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130316731
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for monitoring wireless communication performance. A fleet of moving vehicles equipped with communication devices communicate data call records, including a geographic location of the vehicle when the communication was attempted, to a central office. Indications of successful and unsuccessful call record communications attempts are aggregated by geographic area using the geographic location data from the vehicles. Call success rate levels for the geographic areas are determined based on the aggregated indications of successful and unsuccessful call record communication attempts. These levels may be presented on geographical maps or otherwise, and/or used for network analysis purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: James Russell Lowell, Ronald Edward Konezny, Andrew Johnson
  • Patent number: 8442555
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for monitoring wireless communication performance. A fleet of moving vehicles equipped with communication devices communicate data call records, including a geographic location of the vehicle when the communication was attempted, to a central office. Indications of successful and unsuccessful call record communications attempts are aggregated by geographic area using the geographic location data from the vehicles. Call success rate levels for the geographic areas are determined based on the aggregated indications of successful and unsuccessful call record communication attempts. These levels may be presented on geographical maps or otherwise, and/or used for network analysis purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: James Russell Lowell, Ronald Edward Konezny, Andy Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130013431
    Abstract: Techniques for authorizing fuel purchases based on vehicle available fuel tank capacity. The authorization may be performed on a transaction basis, such that each fueling event may be independently authorized. A current fuel tank capacity for the vehicle is obtained, and transmitted to an authorization entity. An authorization is obtained for dispensing a quantity of fuel that does not exceed the current fuel tank capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas S. Fansler, Ronald Edward Konezny
  • Publication number: 20120209579
    Abstract: Techniques involving modeling and analysis of operational metrics in transportation industries are disclosed. Representative methods involve defining a set of fuel consumption performance factors having a potential to impact vehicle fuel economy. Fuel consumption performance factors are received, and categorical variables are identified from at least a subset of the fuel consumption performance factors to create one or more categorical groupings. The fuel consumption performance factors associated with at least one of the categorical groupings are processed to identify a hypothetical maximum fuel economy or “baseline” for the at least one of the categorical groupings, and to identify fuel economy deduction coefficients based on the fuel consumption performance factors that adversely impact the hypothetical maximum fuel economy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas S. Fansler, Ronald Edward Konezny
  • Publication number: 20120194679
    Abstract: Techniques involving connecting an in-cab computing device to an onboard computing device mounted in a vehicle. Vehicle-related information may be communicated between the in-cab computing device and onboard computing device while the in-cab computing device is connected to the onboard computing device. Techniques involve facilitating disconnection of the in-cab computing device from the onboard computing device and operating the in-cab computing device in a stand-alone mode, and facilitating reconnection of the in-cab computing device to the onboard computing device to resume operations between the in-cab computing device and onboard computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Kelly R. Nehowig, Ronald Edward Konezny
  • Publication number: 20120196618
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for monitoring wireless communication performance. A fleet of moving vehicles equipped with communication devices communicate data call records, including a geographic location of the vehicle when the communication was attempted, to a central office. Indications of successful and unsuccessful call record communications attempts are aggregated by geographic area using the geographic location data from the vehicles. Call success rate levels for the geographic areas are determined based on the aggregated indications of successful and unsuccessful call record communication attempts. These levels may be presented on geographical maps or otherwise, and/or used for network analysis purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: James Russell Lowell, Ronald Edward Konezny, Andy Johnson