Patents by Inventor Timothy P. Slifkin

Timothy P. Slifkin 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: 8969745
    Abstract: One or more sensors mounted on a railcar sense the effect of weight of the railcar and transmit the data, for example via a communication link, to a user for storage and feedback where needed. In one embodiment the sensors are mounted on one or more rail trucks that carry the car body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Startrak Information Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. Slifkin, Herbert Perten
  • Patent number: 8849723
    Abstract: A database sends identification and dispatch orders to a ship or rail transport that powers a shipping container during the ship or rail segment of the container's journey. The database also sends identification and dispatch orders to gensets that power shipping containers on a motor vehicle transport during a vehicular segment of the container's journey. The database associates the identification and dispatch orders along with the container as the container moves from connection with a genset on a vehicular transport to a ship or rail transport, and associates the identification and dispatch orders along with the container as the container moves to connection with a genset on a vehicular transport from a ship or rail transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Startrak Information Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Robinson, Venkateswaran Karuppanan, Timothy P. Slifkin
  • Publication number: 20120228038
    Abstract: One or more sensors mounted on a railcar sense the effect of weight of the railcar and transmit the data, for example via a communication link, to a user for storage and feedback where needed. In one embodiment the sensors are mounted on one or more rail trucks that carry the car body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy P. Slifkin, Herbert Perten
  • Patent number: 8227713
    Abstract: One or more sensors mounted on a railcar sense the effect of weight of the railcar and transmit the data, for example via a communication link, to a user for storage and feedback where needed. In one embodiment the sensors are mounted on one or more rail trucks that carry the car body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: StarTrak Information Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. Slifkin, Herbert Perten
  • Publication number: 20120151031
    Abstract: A system allows a remote asset, via an Intelligent Device and interconnected Central Data Server to autonomously, and continuously monitor and update its status on various parameters; and from these, to calculate an overall asset state that may be caused by various combinations of the parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Venkateswaran Karuppanan, Herbert Perten, Thomas A. Robinson, Timothy P. Slifkin
  • Publication number: 20100257115
    Abstract: A database dispatches data to a wireless device on the particular source that powers a container during any segment of its journey.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas A. Robinson, Venkateswaran Karuppanan, Timothy P. Slifkin
  • Publication number: 20090228155
    Abstract: The status of a transport refrigeration unit and the load therein is established on a real time and batch time basis by continuously transmitting the cargo temperature or reefer return temperature, and determining conditions such as loading and unloading, open doors, waiting times, etc. This allows apportioning costs between the operator of the transport and the consignee of the cargo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Timothy P. Slifkin, Thomas A. Robinson, Venkateswaran Karuppanan
  • Publication number: 20080252428
    Abstract: A database dispatches data to a wireless device on the particular source that powers a container during any segment of its journey.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas A. Robinson, Venkateswaran Karuppanan, Timothy P. Slifkin
  • Publication number: 20080228514
    Abstract: A database dispatches data to a wireless device on the particular source that powers a container during any segment of its journey.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas A. Robinson, Venkateswaran Karuppanan, Timothy P. Slifkin
  • Patent number: 6863222
    Abstract: A mobile refrigerator unit is turned on and off remotely via wireless technology using a system with a secondary control switch, or a ‘remote switch’, which is part of a reefer trip remote control unit, and is operated via a wireless or combination communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Statrak LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. Slifkin, Herbert Perten, Robert Schicke, Richard F. Bladek
  • Patent number: 6786458
    Abstract: Truck hunting determination involves taking samples of side to side acceleration in a vehicle, evaluating the samples by comparing the samples, and determining the degree of truck hunting on the basis of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Startrak, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy P. Slifkin
  • Publication number: 20040040317
    Abstract: A mobile refrigerator unit is turned on and off remotely via wireless technology using a system with a secondary control switch, or a ‘remote switch’, which is part of a reefer trip remote control unit, and is operated via a wireless or combination communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventors: Timothy P. Slifkin, Herbert Perten, Robert Schicke, Richard F. Bladek
  • Patent number: 6567000
    Abstract: Events in a vehicle are monitored by producing electrical outputs representative of events in the vehicle, comparing characteristics of one event with characteristics of other events accumulated over a given period of time and determining departures of a given extent from the other characteristics as an indication of a significant event, and sending a warning in response to the indication, particularly with the position of the vehicle determined by a GPS receiver on the vehicle. In an embodiment a microcomputer responds to the outputs of an accelerometer system mounted on a railroad car by comparing acceleration characteristics of one impact with accumulated acceleration characteristics of other impacts and determining departures of a given extent from other characteristics as a failure indication, signalling a warning in response to the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Inventors: Timothy P. Slifkin, Lech W. Glinski
  • Publication number: 20020196135
    Abstract: Events in a vehicle are monitored by producing electrical outputs representative of events in the vehicle, comparing characteristics of one event with characteristics of other events accumulated over a given period of time and determining departures of a given extent from the other characteristics as an indication of a significant event, and sending a warning in response to the indication, particularly with the position of the vehicle determined by a GPS receiver on the vehicle. In an embodiment a microcomputer responds to the outputs of an accelerometer system mounted on a railroad car by comparing acceleration characteristics of one impact with accumulated acceleration characteristics of other impacts and determining departures of a given extent from other characteristics as a failure indication, signalling a warning in response to the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 1999
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: TIMOTHY P. SLIFKIN, LECH W. GLINSKI
  • Patent number: 5955942
    Abstract: Events in a vehicle are monitored by producing electrical outputs representative of events in the vehicle, comparing characteristics of one event with characteristics of other events accumulated over a given period of time and determining departures of a given extent from the other characteristics as an indication of a significant event, and sending a warning in response to the indication, particularly with the position of the vehicle determined by a global position indicator on the vehicle. In an embodiment a microcomputer responds to the outputs of an accelerometer system mounted on a railroad car by comparing acceleration characteristics of one impact with accumulated acceleration characteristics of other impacts and determining departures of a given extent from other characteristics as a failure indication, signalling a warning in response to the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Inventors: Timothy P. Slifkin, Lech W. Glinski