Patents by Inventor Steve Mundy

Steve Mundy 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: 20060265233
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing enhanced visibility to all parties involved in the process of stock product return, accurate and convenient product data capture, timely shipment of return product, and effective quality controls over the entire product return process. Specifically, advanced notifications and product data are automatically sent to product suppliers for updating supplier internal systems such as inventory management systems, accounting management systems, etc. Pre-received product data is also to be employed for validating received return products in order to acquire effective quality control over merchandisers, carriers and any other involved parties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventor: Steve Mundy
  • Publication number: 20060089869
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for automated reporting of any vendor noncompliance with purchaser-specified requirements in handling shipment of ordered products. The invention receives base data related to a purchaser order from a purchaser. Meanwhile, it obtains shipping data related to a shipment of ordered product in fulfillment of the purchaser order by a vendor. After comparing the shipping data against the base data, a vendor noncompliance report can be automatically generated. Based upon the shipping data in combination with the base data, the present invention can generate various reports for the purchaser to track shipment status of ordered products and check a variety of vendors' performances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventor: Steve Mundy
  • Publication number: 20050154685
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein are used to track packages sent via an intra-organizational mail system, even when such mail system includes shipping some packages in bulk to remote organizational locations via an external carrier. A package administration system generates package identifiers to be associated with packages. In the event that such packages are aggregated with other packages destined for a common location, the package identifiers are associated with a tracking identifier identifying the consolidated master package containing a plurality of such packages. The methods and systems also offer the capability to sort packages based on common delivery locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Applicant: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Mundy, Gary Wright
  • Publication number: 20050114222
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing shipping services via an electronic procurement or spend management system. A user logged into an electronic procurement or spend management system can choose to purchase shipping services. The disclosed system and method solicit information from the user regarding the package to be shipped. Upon the user entering the required information the system is configured to send a pre-paid, printable, electronic shipping label to a buyer interface accessible by the user. The user can then print the electronic label and attach the printed label to the package to be shipped. The purchase of the shipping services is recorded in the electronic procurement or spend management system enabling the purchase to be tracked like the purchases of goods made via an electronic procurement or spend management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventor: Steve Mundy