Tracking Patents (Class 705/333)
  • Patent number: 11935347
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein disclose methods and systems for community item distribution. In some implementations, the community item distribution system includes a platform for users to post information regarding items they want to share with the community. The community item distribution system can categorize the information and establish donation parameters for the shared items. The donation parameters can include where and when items can be donated or retrieved, what types of items can be donated, and who can request the donated items. In some cases, the community item distribution system can generate a user interface listing the available items that users can request. Upon request of an item, the community item distribution system can schedule a drone to transport the item, in a secured container with ultraviolet lights to disinfect the item, from the storage location to the delivery location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Ashley Raine Philbrick
  • Patent number: 11915188
    Abstract: A delivery server includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to: transmit arrival information of a product to a user terminal carried by a user who has ordered the product; transmit, in a case where unattended delivery is instructed by the user terminal, unattended delivery information to a home delivery terminal of a delivery person who delivers the product, and request a signature of the user; transmit the signature information to the home delivery terminal in response to receiving signature information regarding the signature of the user from the user terminal; and transmit delivery completion information of the product to the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Okazaki, Masato Endo, Mayumi Kurita, Masashi Toritani, Kumiko Matsuura, Takayuki Shikoda, Masaaki Otsuka, Yoshikazu Ishii
  • Patent number: 11907888
    Abstract: One or more processors obtain a first radio environment signature associated with an aerial vehicle (AV) and a second radio environment signature associated with a computing device. Responsive to determining that the first radio environment signature and the second radio environment signature satisfy a similarity criteria, the one or more processors generate a validation data object verifying one or more of (i) that a location of the AV substantially corresponds to a location of the computing device at a time associated with at least one of the first radio environment signature or the second radio environment signature, (ii) a AV delivery associated with the AV and the computing device, or (iii) a AV pickup associated with the AV and the computing device. The one or more processors store or provide validation information based on the validation data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Petri Rauhala, Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Mike Koivisto, Justin Eylander
  • Patent number: 11880478
    Abstract: A traceability information management server includes: a transaction reception part that receives transaction data from a user client, the transaction data containing information on a completed process in distribution of a product and a concerned party in the completed process; an access right information generation part that generates access right information, the access right information being information on a relation between the completed process, the concerned party in the completed process, and a predetermined access right of the concerned party; an access right determination part that identifies, based on the access right information, information on a process in the distribution to which a sender of the received information provision request from the user client has an access right; and an information transmission part that transmits the identified information on the process to the user client that has sent the information provision request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Nagano, Masayuki Oyamatsu, Shohei Yamagata, Toshiomi Moriki
  • Patent number: 11853957
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to management of automated delivery fleets are disclosed. Such systems and methods include using functionally-aligned machine learning engines to manage aspects of fleet dispatch and routing, inventory level adjustments, and order optimization. The techniques may be applied to manage an automated fleet delivery services system controlling a fleet of autonomous delivery devices (e.g., UAVs) to deliver products from a plurality of distribution hubs to fulfil customer orders. The interconnected machine learning engines enable efficient management of various aspects of such automated fleet delivery services in real time, including optimization of fleet distribution, optimization of inventory distribution, and optimization of order distribution. Optimization of order distribution may be obtained by dynamically adjusting delivery charges for orders based upon current fleet capacity and inventory levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventor: Vince Scalabrino
  • Patent number: 11853955
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a computerized method for package management, including: storing, in a data structure, information of a seller in association with a plurality of items sold by the seller; receiving an indication of a transaction, the transaction indication including an address of a customer and at least one item identifier corresponding to an item sold by the seller; converting the transaction indication into a shipment request by formatting the transaction indication according to a standardized format required by a shipper; generating a message containing the formatted shipment request; transmitting the message to the shipper in real time to initialize shipment of the item; and providing real time confirmation to the seller and the customer that shipment has been initialized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: COUPANG CORP.
    Inventors: Erik Rehn, Himanshu Doshi, Young Shin Kang, Haitao Jiang, In Hye Hwang
  • Patent number: 11842319
    Abstract: A method for recipient-initiated shipping includes receiving, at an internet connected server, recipient data (including a first shipping address) from a shipping recipient; providing delivery options to the shipping recipient based on a set of delivery option criteria and the recipient data; receiving a delivery choice from the shipping recipient; and notifying at least one of a shipping sender and a shipping carrier of the delivery choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Simpler Postage, Inc.
    Inventor: Jarrett Streebin
  • Patent number: 11830012
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for complying with customs regulations for overseas shipments. The customs compliance systems and methods rely on current data to timely and accurately submit (or correct and resubmit) an “Importer Security Filing” or “ISF” to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“U.S. CBP”) authority. In particular, the present systems retrieve (e.g., using various APIs) and rely on current data from the most accurate or up-to-date sources of such data. Moreover, each ISF record is handled independently, retrieving the current data as needed rather than in sequential, batched requests. As a result, errors and time for processing ISF submissions are reduced because accurate data is more readily and promptly available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Helvie, Brenda Maurseth, Kyle LaShomb, Bindu Francis
  • Patent number: 11829938
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: an acquisition portion configured to acquire pieces of attribute information of a first package; a controlling portion configured to perform a determination process of determining whether or not a first vehicle is suitable as a collection and delivery place for the first package based on package attribute condition information that is included in the attribute information of the first package, the package attribute condition information being related to an attribute of the first package as one of determination conditions based on which the first vehicle is determined to be suitable as the collection and delivery place; and an output portion configured to output a result of the determination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Kanaoka, Shun Maeda, Yoshihiro Murozaki, Hiroko Tsujimura, Daiki Kaneichi, Kuniaki Jinnai
  • Patent number: 11810054
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to automatically generating a jurisdiction entry compliance indicator (JECI) based on an automatically generated content attributes profile (CAP) for a closed package. In an illustrative example, the CAP may be generated based on predetermined content attributes selected by a content characterization model as a function of a contents description profile (CDP) for the package. The CDP may, for example, be automatically generated by a natural language processing model as a function of a predetermined text description of contents of the package. The JECI may be generated as a function of the CAP, predetermined permissions rules, and predetermined permissions attributes. The predetermined permissions attributes may be associated with the originator. The predetermined permissions rules may be identified by a rules identification model as a function of the CAP and a destination of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: Vicente Cardenas
  • Patent number: 11810134
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and system for determining delivery estimates for shipping a parcel include: retrieving historical delivery data from a plurality of shipping carriers; generating cross-carrier delivery features based on normalizing the historical delivery data; generating a cross-carrier delivery prediction model based on the cross-carrier delivery features; retrieving parcel data for the parcel based on a tracking number S140; generating parcel features based on normalizing the parcel data S150; determining a delivery estimate for the parcel based on processing the parcel features with the cross-carrier delivery prediction model S160; and responding to the delivery estimate S170.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Simpler Postage, Inc.
    Inventor: Sawyer Bateman
  • Patent number: 11803809
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide physical task interaction control with respect to fulfilment management systems used in order fulfilment management are described. A physical task interaction controller may be provided in association with a fulfilment management system, whereby a user interface is configured to provide physical task interaction control for one or more functions of the fulfilment management systems by shipper personnel. A physical task interaction controller of embodiments may comprise a natural protocol engine, an augmented reality engine, and an artificial intelligence engine. The physical task interaction control of embodiments facilitates shipper personnel interacting with, and controlling operations of, the fulfilment management system relevant to a fulfilment physical task currently being performed by the shipper personnel without either the need for separate personnel to perform the digital tasks or the shipper personnel having to leave the fulfilment physical tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: SHIPPINGEASY GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Barry Neal Cox
  • Patent number: 11803805
    Abstract: For each order in a supply chain, order details are accessed. A disposition of each load of each order, the disposition comprising a plurality of expected milestones and a plurality of actual milestones. Each load is identified as either completed or projected based on the disposition of the load. An inventory readiness metric for each load is determined based on the disposition of the load. An inventory readiness root cause for each load is determined based on the disposition of the load. Load data for each load is stored in a supply chain data store. The load data comprising the disposition of the load, the inventory readiness metric for the load, and the inventory readiness root cause for the load. Queries about the supply chain are responded to using the load data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Johnson, Michael Rorro, Patrick McNeil, Roshan Choudhary, Ruchi Nema, Jaideep Shetty, Chinmay Jethwa
  • Patent number: 11803806
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic routing of delivery resources for delivery of items from a pickup location on or near a first planned route to a delivery location on or near a second planned route. Methods can include identifying a first route and a second route based on the pickup and delivery locations, selecting one of a predetermined plurality of transfer nodes based on the locations of the first and second routes, and sending instructions to resources traveling along the first and second routes to meet and transfer the items at the selected transfer node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventor: Stephen M. Dearing
  • Patent number: 11794623
    Abstract: Vehicle shelf systems having indicators thereon for improving loading and delivery efficiency. Items are scanned for loading, and the indicators on the vehicle shelves identify where to place the item based on the sequence of the delivery point along the delivery route. A mobile computing device alerts a delivery carrier when the delivery vehicle is in proximity to a delivery point when an item is to be delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: William Schwartz, Amy Longshore, Erika Thoeny, Sierra Raney, Michael Nagy, Andrew Garcia
  • Patent number: 11790307
    Abstract: An information processing device executes: identifying a first region where a predetermined module is insufficient in number, the predetermined module being a module that is attachable to and detachable from a movable object; identifying a second region where the predetermined module is superfluous in number; instructing a movable object equipped with the predetermined module in the second region to provide the superfluous predetermined module to a predetermined movable object; instructing the predetermined movable object to cause the predetermined module to be attached in the second region and transport the predetermined module to the first region; and instructing a movable object not equipped with the predetermined module in the first region to receive the predetermined module transported to the first region by the predetermined movable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromichi Dogishi, Masaki Shitara, Keiji Yamashita, Nozomi Kaneko, Naoki Yamamuro, Shunsuke Tanimori, Ryoichi Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 11783278
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for enforcing consistency of data between disparate systems of a transportation network with verified transactions. Embodiments include receiving a transaction that is generated based on a command indicating an intent to transfer an asset from the originating hub to a destination hub. The generated transaction can include a sender identifier associated with the originating hub, an asset identifier associated with the asset, and a detected location of the asset. The received transaction is communicated to any node of the plurality of nodes that are configured store it onto a distributed ledger based on a determined verification that the included detected location corresponds to a location associated with the included sender identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Balakrishna Subramaniam, Jason Chodyniecki
  • Patent number: 11774265
    Abstract: A system and method for publishing map data to an end user at a specified location includes a computing device. The computing device displays a map portion of an area on a digital display. The computing device receives at least one selection by a primary user for a portion of the area represented by the map, creating at least one geofence, and the computing device may attach digital media to the at least one first geofence by the primary user. The map data is retrievable from a mobile computing device of an end user when the mobile computing device is within a location corresponding to the at least one geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventor: Timothy Edwin Argo
  • Patent number: 11778583
    Abstract: Technologies for autonomously determining location information of a network node in a mesh network are provided. For example, a mesh network includes primary nodes whose locations are known and secondary nodes whose locations are to be determined. A secondary node is configured to identify in-range primary nodes among the primary nodes that are in the communication range of the secondary node, and determine whether the number of the in-range primary nodes is above a threshold. If the number of the in-range primary nodes is above the threshold, the secondary node further determines a distance between the secondary node and each of selected in-range primary nodes, and calculates a location of the secondary node based on the distances and the respective locations of the selected in-range primary nodes. The secondary node further transmits the calculated location to a headend system over the mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: LANDIS+GYR INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Karlgaard, John Radgowski
  • Patent number: 11769108
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for determining alternative delivery destinations. For example, in various embodiments, a method may be provided comprising receiving shipping information/data for an item indicating the item to be delivered to an original consignee by a carrier and comprising at least a default delivery location, determining whether the original consignee has indicated a first priority alternative consignee among one or more alternative consignees, and in an instance in which a determination is made that the original consignee has indicated the first priority alternative consignee among the one or more alternative consignees, delivering the item to the first priority alternative consignee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Carl Sager, William Gensburg
  • Patent number: 11720848
    Abstract: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided. In one embodiment, a method is provided. The method comprises receiving location information for an item. The location information indicates the current physical location of the item. The method further comprises determining whether the item is located within a first configurable distance of an establishment and responsive to determining that the item is located within the first configurable distance of the establishment, requesting first location information for the consignee of the item and second location information for the consignee of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Gillen, David Sisco, Sara Zoromsky, Jeff Enyart, Kalin Robinson, David Carder
  • Patent number: 11715061
    Abstract: A system and method are presented that utilize an unaltered application programming interface (API) provided by a shipping aggregator to provide a customer-facing aggregation service. Standard shipping aggregator APIs are unable to accept customer-specified ship-from addresses and customer-specified package details. This is especially true when using standard e-commerce platforms. Custom integration programming operates between the e-commerce platform and the unaltered shipping aggregator API in order to provide customer-facing aggregation services. Locker locations also form part of the system, allowing customer-facing aggregation using carrier agnostic lockers for ship-from and ship-to locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: ShipPromo, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Merle
  • Patent number: 11710094
    Abstract: A delivery method for a traveling vehicle using a drone includes: transmitting, by an orderer, first information including position information of a vehicle to a server and providing, by the server, a position and an inventory of service providers, which correspond to the first information including the position information of the vehicle, to the orderer; requesting, by the server, service provision to the service provider; transmitting, by the service provider, second information including article preparation information to the server; transmitting, by the server, third information including a plurality pieces of receipt position information, which corresponds to the first information including the position information of the vehicle and the second information including the article preparation information, to the orderer; transmitting, by the orderer, a value selected by receiving the third information including the plurality pieces of receipt position information to the server; transmitting, by the server,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyoung Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 11699125
    Abstract: A system and method for coordinating item delivery is disclosed. The system includes a control hub configured to receive item information, a dynamic routing system configured to provide routing instructions, and a handheld device configured to receive routing instructions. The control hub controls and coordinates receiving and transmitting item information, including pick-up and delivery schedules, and other item information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Mary P. Anderson, James D. Wilson, Angela D. Lawson, Rosemarie Bolha
  • Patent number: 11699118
    Abstract: A system can aggregate product movement information from a plurality of external information sources and convert the information into provider transactions. Compliance events can be identified in the provider transactions and associated with controlling identifiers assigned to providers associated with the provider transactions from which the compliance events are identified. Risk factor scores can be generated for providers by applying a scoring system to the compliance events and final dispositions of provider transactions respectively associated with providers. A compliance profile can be generated for each provider based on the provider's risk factor scores. The provider's compliance profile can be requested with, transmitted to, and displayed by a graphical user interface operated by an individual or entity authorized to view that provider's compliance profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Registrar Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Fass, Jonathan R. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 11699119
    Abstract: A system can aggregate product movement information from a plurality of external information sources and convert the information into provider transactions. Compliance events can be identified in the provider transactions and associated with controlling identifiers assigned to providers associated with the provider transactions from which the compliance events are identified. Risk factor scores can be generated for providers by applying a scoring system to the compliance events and final dispositions of provider transactions respectively associated with providers. A compliance profile can be generated for each provider based on the provider's risk factor scores. The provider's compliance profile can be requested with, transmitted to, and displayed by a graphical user interface operated by an individual or entity authorized to view that provider's compliance profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Registrar Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Fass, Jonathan R. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 11667482
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a consolidated transportation method arranges a plurality of baggage in a same transportation area and performs transportation. A consolidation determination item is defined. A first baggage corresponding to an easily transferred baggage item in the consolidation determination item is arranged in a first transportation area and transported. A second baggage corresponding to a highly sensitive baggage item in the consolidation determination item is arranged in a second transportation area and transported. A first transporter includes the first transportation area. A second transporter includes the second transportation area. The first transportation area and the second transportation area are physically separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: TOSHIBA DIGITAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Megumi Kobayashi, Yasuto Hatafuku, Hideo Ando, Hideki Kubo, Motokazu Iwasaki, Yoko Ikeda, Shinsuke Iuchi, Tatsuki Shiraishi, Kiyoshi Takemoto, Kaori Kitami, Keishi Higashi, Michiyo Sato, Masaru Watabiki
  • Patent number: 11657362
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory media are provided for supply chain management, tracking, and integration. An example method can include receiving, via one or more processors, a document associated with a booking of a shipment; extracting, via the one or more processors, data in the document associated with the booking of the shipment; based on the extracted data, generating a shipment record in a shipment management system; and based on the shipment record, tracking the shipment associated with the booking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Chris Stauber, Adam G. Pasztory, Sajid Ali Mudassar, Muhammad Waqas Khan, Jeffrey Wehner
  • Patent number: 11651328
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for delivery verification is provided. The present invention may include receiving a request to deliver a package to a delivery location associated with a user profile, wherein the user profile includes a first network information for verifying the delivery location. The present invention may include transmitting the user profile associated with the delivery location to a courier device, wherein the courier device is associated with a courier agent delivering the package to the delivery location. The present invention may include detecting, using the courier device, the first network information at the delivery location. The present invention may include receiving a second network information captured by the courier device at the delivery location. The present invention may include learning the received second network information for verifying the delivery location, wherein the learned second network information is stored with the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy R. Fox, Zachary A. Silverstein
  • Patent number: 11651430
    Abstract: A method may include storing information in a supply mesh. The supply mesh may include two or more value links. The method may include determining that a first value link of the two or more value links fulfills a value link condition of a second value link. The method may include providing a transaction proposal to the first value link. The transaction proposal may include an amount of private currency. The method may include receiving, from the first value link, a transaction acceptance to the transaction proposal. The method may include transferring the amount of private currency from the second value link to the first value link. The method may include confirming completion of a transaction between the first value link and the second value link. The transaction may be based on the transaction proposal. Other methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: OMNY, Inc.
    Inventors: Maik Lindner, Sean O'Brien, Faried Amani, Alan Pohl
  • Patent number: 11645608
    Abstract: Techniques for managing notifications may be described. In an example, the notifications may relate to an item and may be provided to a user device. A passive device may be associated with the item. A delivery management device at a particular location may detect the proximity of the passive device. The delivery management device may cause a notification to be sent to the user device based on the proximity. The notification may describe that the item may have been detected at the particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pragyana K. Mishra, Debanjan Mukherjee, Raghuram Satyanarayana Rao, Chinmay Hemant Bhagwat, Alan Kipust, Thomas Matthew Ryle
  • Patent number: 11636422
    Abstract: A virtualized network function included in a mobile communication network may be capable of performing validation of sensor data. The sensor data may be generated by one or more sensors monitoring a tangible asset that is being transported between geographical locations. The sensor data may be received by the virtualized network function from an Internet-enabled device in communication with the mobile communication network. In some cases, a contract management application included in the virtualized network function may validate the sensor data based on one or more compliance thresholds describing a shipment condition of the tangible asset. Based on determining whether the sensor data indicates a compliant shipment condition for the tangible asset, the contract management application may modify a contract associated with the tangible asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Erie Lai Har Lau, Russell Vegh, Sangar Dowlatkhah, John Krachenfels, Zhi Cui
  • Patent number: 11605049
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention involve systems, methods, and computer program products that provide enhanced messages. In embodiment, a method for sending messages is provided that includes receiving shipping data that includes a destination address for delivery of an item, a message address for sending a notification message, customized data and a trigger event. In response to an occurrence of the triggering event, a notification message is sent to the message address and providing access to the customized data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Dotterweich, Juan Perez, Jean Mense
  • Patent number: 11599846
    Abstract: A method of path selection using vehicle route guidance is disclosed. The method receives a plurality of requests including a plurality of alimentary combinations and a plurality of destinations; computes a projected nutritionally guided order volume as a function of a first machine-learning process; determines a plurality of assembly times, the plurality of assembly times including an assembly time for each alimentary combination as a function of the nutritionally guided order volume; selects a runner route from a plurality of runner routes, for the delivering of at least one alimentary combination of the plurality of alimentary combinations as a function of the plurality of assembly times; generates a plurality of predicted routes as a function of a proximity of the plurality of destinations to the aggregation depot; and pairing with the courier, the predicted route that optimizes the objective function. A system of path selection is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: KPN INNOVATIONS, LLC.
    Inventor: Kenneth Neumann
  • Patent number: 11599844
    Abstract: A method and apparatus provides a customs review system for building a customs approval database and system suitable for reviewing and verifying values and/or commodities of product parcels passing through customs. The customs review system can receive and store a stock keeping unit (SKU) for a product parcel in the customs approval database. The customs review system can also receive a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) related to the SKU and automatically associate the SKU with the URL in the customs approval database. In response to associating the SKU and the URL, the customs review system can make the product parcel as pre-approved or rejected for shipment to customs. The customs review system can search the customs approval database for the SKU of the product parcel and validate or invalid the product parcel being submitted for shipment and importation based on the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE, INC.
    Inventors: John Farley, Oleksandr Akhtyrskiy, John Warr
  • Patent number: 11561251
    Abstract: Unmanned monitoring devices, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), drones or rovers may inspect system components within an area of interest (AOI) such an electric power distribution system including generation, transmission, and distribution elements for autonomous detection of damage to the components. Work orders for repairing the damage are autonomously generated and resources identified within the work orders are autonomously provisioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Florida Power & Light Company
    Inventors: Eric D. Schwartz, Stephen S. Cross, Bryan M. Kitchener
  • Patent number: 11521157
    Abstract: A computerized system for verifiable pairing physical assets with digital representations comprising a set of non-transitory computer readable instructions for retrieving a design record having a material list, retrieving a supplier record according to the design record and according to a first verification, retrieving a shipping record according to the supplier record and according to a second verification, and creating a material receipt record including a third verification representing that the material is received at the location and is the same material that was designated in the designer, provided by the supplier, received by the shipper and delivered to the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Scientia Potentia Est II, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Blackburn, Justin Southward, W. Kurt Taylor, Karl David, Austi Critchfield, Michael Lu, Tim McVicker
  • Patent number: 11501400
    Abstract: Systems and methods of tracking distribution items using hardware components on or in the distribution items. Shippers and recipients of distribution items can track or locate a distribution item, especially a high value item, if the distribution item is lost, misrouted, or delayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Ryan M. Luckay, Robert E. Dixon, Jr., James E. Lee, Sr.
  • Patent number: 11492091
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of tracking vessel movement which comprises receiving a first vessel data message comprising a first vessel identifier, the first vessel data message having been transmitted at a first time and being associated with a first position; and receiving a second vessel data message comprising a second vessel identifier, the second vessel data message having been transmitted at a second time and being associated with a second position. The method also comprises determining if the first vessel identifier and the second vessel identifier are related. If the first vessel identifier and the second vessel identifier are related, a speed required for a vessel to have moved from the first position to the second position is determined; which is then determined if the speed is below a speed threshold; and if the speed is below the speed threshold, the first position is associated with the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Maritech Development Limited
    Inventors: Michail Gaziotis, Eliad Perpinyal, Richard White, Miguel Angel Cabra
  • Patent number: 11461731
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory media are provided for supply chain management, tracking, and integration. An example method can include receiving, via one or more processors, a document associated with a booking of a shipment; extracting, via the one or more processors, data in the document associated with the booking of the shipment; based on the extracted data, generating a shipment record in a shipment management system; and based on the shipment record, tracking the shipment associated with the booking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: FourKites, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Stauber, Adam G. Pasztory, Sajid Ali Mudassar, Muhammad Waqas Khan, Jeffrey Wehner
  • Patent number: 11443580
    Abstract: The present invention provides for methods and systems for accessing a secured building. The method includes retrieving information from a code associated with a carrier and an address. The code may be a barcode with encoded information. The method further includes confirming that the address is associated with the secured building and further validating the carrier as an authorized carrier by an identification of the carrier. The method further includes validating a status associated with the information to be one of: in transit; and out for delivery. Upon positive response of the status, the method further includes allowing access to the secured building. In some embodiments, prior to allowing access to the secured building, the method further includes checking that an update to the status is within 24 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: 1VALET CORP.
    Inventor: Hanna Haddad
  • Patent number: 11423350
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that involves the following steps. A control apparatus of a vehicle is used to obtain a piece of collection and/or delivery position information for a collection/or delivery position for collecting and/or delivering a shipment. The collection and/or delivery position is at least partly dependent on a position of a shipment recipient and/or shipment deliverer. The control apparatus brings about the at least partly autonomous movement of the vehicle to the collection and/or delivery position. The control apparatus brings about the provision of the shipment for collection and/or the holding, for obtainment, of the shipment at the collection and/or delivery position by the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventor: Ralph Wiechers
  • Patent number: 11416829
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an email as a command is disclosed. The system and method include formatting an action in an e-commerce system based on an assigned address, wherein communication with the assigned address initiates the action, and authenticating a message addressed to the assigned address, wherein for a positively authenticated message the action is performed. The system and method may also include receiving the message sent to the assigned address. For negatively authenticated messages, the system and method include providing a sender of the message a sign-up to enable positive authentication. The system and method may include requesting details of the action based on the message. The system and method may include sending an invoice for the action to the address that sent the authenticated message and processing a payment based on a response to the sent invoice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SWOOP IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: John P. Killoran, Jr., Patrick Killoran, Corey Englebrake
  • Patent number: 11412357
    Abstract: In one embodiment, example systems and methods relate to a providing a regional server directory that identifies local servers and vehicles that can provide services to a requesting vehicle. A geographic area such as a country is divided into a plurality of regions. Each region is associated with a plurality of local servers that provide one or more driving related services with respect to the roads and highways that pass through their associated region. The services may include traffic light statuses, traffic speed and flow information, weather information, accident information, etc. The regional servers may further identify one or more other vehicles in their associated region that can similarly provide services. On a periodic basis, each of these regional servers communicates their associated regions and provided services to a directory server. The directory server may be one or more servers whose address is known to vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimeros Vladimerou, Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11404891
    Abstract: A replaceable charging panel is provided for a unit load device having a plurality of walls. The replaceable charging panel may have a base member that is configured to removably attach to a first wall of the plurality of walls of the unit load device; and an electrical charging device mounted to the base member. A unit load device is also provided that has a plurality of walls and a replaceable charging panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Reuben F. Burch, V, Charles Hawk, Katherine King, Howard McKinney, Aaron Prather, Ronald W. Thomas
  • Patent number: 11395098
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a communication device affixed to or placed within a transport container. The apparatus further includes processing circuitry configured to initiate display, via the communication device, of first routing information indicating a first destination along a geographic route from a first location to a second location and to, in response to a condition indicating movement of the container from the first location to an intermediate location, initiate display, via the at least one communication device, of second routing information indicating a second destination or a final destination that is different than the first destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Motogo, LLC
    Inventors: David Brian Ruth, Yuan-Chang Lo
  • Patent number: 11367035
    Abstract: A trace history generation method includes receiving from an originating participant in a custody chain of transactions of an asset, by an intermediate participant, a trace history request for the asset. The request has an identification of an owner, data identifying the asset and a parent transaction identification in association with another of the participants, and a hash of the data. Thereafter, an identifier is assigned for the request and the request verified by interrogating a blockchain with the hash. Upon verification, a trace history document is generated including the data identifying the asset, an identifier of the intermediate participant, and a disposition of the asset including an identifier of a next nearest participant. A hash is computed for the trace history and a blockchain transaction performed recording and storing the hash in connection with the assigned identifier. Finally, the document is transmitted to the originating participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Tracelink, Inc.
    Inventors: Shabbir M. Dahod, Robert Sturim, Vivek Madhu Sudan Badri Narayan, Lucia Deus
  • Patent number: 11354617
    Abstract: Techniques for selecting a delivery method based on sensor data of an automatic replenishment device (ARD) are described. In an example, a computer system is communicatively coupled with the ARD and receives the sensor data from the ARD. The sensor data is generated by a sensor of the ARD and indicates an amount of an item that is stored by the ARD. The computer system maintains, in a profile, a consumption rate based on the sensor data. The computer system determines that the amount of the item is less than a threshold amount based on the consumption rate and, based on this amount, identifies available delivery methods for a delivery of a replacement amount of the item. The computer system selects one of the delivery methods based on the consumption rate and causes the delivery of the replacement amount of the item based on the selected delivery method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Jonathan Lefkow, Samuel Stevens Heyworth, Daniel Osias, Amirali Virani, Hannah McClellan Richards
  • Patent number: 11315070
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing information. The method comprises: generating a traceability code of an article, and associating the traceability code of the article with the article (201); collecting circulation information of the article (202); determining a form data item corresponding to the circulation information of the article (203); and according to the traceability code of the article, and a correlation between the form data item corresponding to the circulation information of the article and the circulation information of the article, storing the traceability code of the article, the form data item corresponding to the circulation information of the article and the circulation information of the article (204).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: Beijing Jingdong Shangke Information Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing Jingdong Century Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hongxu Li
  • Patent number: 11310322
    Abstract: A method for pairing a first computing device with a second computing device, the method including: detecting motion at the first computing device; determining, at the first computing device, that a pattern of the detected motion corresponds with a saved motion pattern; and activating a communications subsystem on the first computing device based on the determining to begin a pairing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jason Wayne Jantzi, Mahendra Fuleshwar Prasad, Yu Gao, Mark Edward Reaume, Scott Leonard Dill