Central Recipient Pick-up Patents (Class 705/339)
  • Patent number: 10424143
    Abstract: A delivery and collection system comprises a plurality of automated locker assemblies, each comprising a plurality of contiguous lockers which are monitored and controlled by a central computer system. Each locker has an autonomous lock unit including a processor, memory and short range wireless transceiver which communicates with any of a plurality of mobile phones or other wireless devices. Customers of the system are granted access to the lockers by validation codes which are communicated via an enabling message from the central computer system to an app running on the customer's device. The app is configured to send an access request to the lock unit based on the enabling message, and to transmit event details downloaded from the lock unit back to the central computer system. Each enabling message may authorise the user device to perform multiple deliveries or collections or may be a one-time code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ByBox Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Stuart Miller, Mark Bromwell, Damian Powell, Robin Minto, Anthony McMahon, Peter O'Shaughnessy, Steven Finch
  • Patent number: 10339491
    Abstract: A mobile pickup unit is provided that includes storage compartments (e.g., for containing items) and is configured to travel to a user pickup area and park as close as possible to an optimal location that is determined based on the locations of users who are scheduled to utilize the mobile pickup unit. The mobile pickup unit may include or otherwise be transported by any type of mobile machine (e.g., automobile, etc.), and control of the mobile machine may be manual (e.g., a driver) or automated (e.g., directly or remotely controlled by an automated system, robotic, etc.) A parking location that is selected may be along a public street or any other available parking space, such that parking locations may be selected on a daily basis that are convenient for the users who will be utilizing the mobile pickup unit (e.g., for retrieving ordered items, dropping off returned items, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Anthony Wakim, Jared Molton
  • Patent number: 10290074
    Abstract: An on-demand transport facilitation system can receive transport requests from requesting users throughout a given region, and select autonomous vehicles (AVs) and human driver to service the transport requests. The AV can operating on a mapped and labeled autonomy grid within the given region. For a given transport request, the transport system can determine an optimal pick-up location along the autonomy grid based on the current location of the requesting user and a current location of a selected AV, and transmit data indicating walking directions from the current location of the requesting user to the optimal pick-up location. The transport system may then coordinate the rendezvous by monitoring progress made by the requesting user and AV to the optimal pick-up location, and controlling the pace of the AV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Sweeney, Anthony Levandowski
  • Patent number: 10133991
    Abstract: A system and method efficiently computes travel times between an origin and destination, minimizing expensive calls to a third party service by first geographically expanding both origin and destination and then searching a cache of previously computed or obtained travel times for any route satisfying the expanded origin and destination. A further embodiment concerns a system and method to prepare an optimized routing sequence to travel to a set of geographical task sites, in satisfaction of applicable conditions for one or more of the task sites. Advantageously, optimized routing may employ the disclosed method of computing travel times between origin and destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Henderson, Bryan Boyle
  • Patent number: 10049181
    Abstract: A home automation (HA) system may include addressable HA devices, each configured to wirelessly communicate using a respective HA wireless communications protocol from among a plurality of different HA wireless communications protocols. The HA system may also include HA wireless radio controllers, each configured to wirelessly communicate using a respective different HA wireless communications protocol also from among the plurality of different HA wireless communications protocols. Each HA wireless radio controller may include circuitry and a connector coupled thereto. The HA system may also include an HA hub device that includes wireless radio port connectors, each configured to couple to a respective connector of a corresponding HA wireless radio controller, and hub processing circuitry coupled to the wireless radio port connectors and configured to communicate with the addressable HA devices based upon the respective HA wireless communications protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: K4CONNECT INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Andrew Gould, Daniel Mark Floyd
  • Publication number: 20150120603
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to devices, systems, and methods for streamlining mail delivery. A recipient identifier corresponding to a physical mail item addressed to an intended recipient is received can be received. A storage location for the physical mail item may be determined. Prior to determining the storage location for the physical mail item, the storage location may be currently associated with the intended recipient. After determining the storage location, the storage location may be associated with the intended recipient. An electronic notification can be sent to the intended recipient. The electronic notification may comprise a storage location identifier. The storage location identifier may be usable to identify the storage location of the physical mail item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Guy Walker
  • Publication number: 20150120602
    Abstract: A system and method for delivery of one or more objects is provided. The system and method includes the steps of determining if the object can be delivered to a first location; and in the event that the object cannot be delivered to the first location, a unique identifier is generated. The unique identifier is associated with the object and a reservation request is initiated to deliver the object to a second location. Determination of the second location is based on one or more parameters and notification of successful reservation request and second location is provided. A modular storage system having an actuator is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Curt James Huffman, Asimina Huffman
  • Publication number: 20150120601
    Abstract: A parcel delivery system includes a parcel locker system for receiving and storing parcels; a portable electronic device used by a person who delivers parcels to the parcel locker; a portable electronic device operated by an intended recipient of a parcel; and encoded tags to be affixed to parcels to be delivered to the parcel locker system. The parcel locker system may comprise a number of individual parcel lockers and a control device for controlling access to the lockers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Florence Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Kevin A. Fee
  • Publication number: 20150112887
    Abstract: A system and method for dropping off an item at a locker are described. A locker is identified based on a size of an item and a geographic location of a seller of the item listed in an online marketplace. A lock code and an unlock code for the locker are generated. The locker is locked closed in response to receiving the lock code at the locker and is opened in response to receiving the unlock code at the locker. The lock code is communicated along with a location of the locker to the seller of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Roy Leon Camp
  • Publication number: 20150106292
    Abstract: A system, according to various embodiments, is adapted for identifying a suitable locker for a particular parcel based, at least in part on the size of the parcel. In particular embodiments, the system is optimized for identifying the smallest available locker that would accommodate the parcel, and facilitating delivery of the parcel to that locker. The size of the parcel may be obtained, for example, from a carrier, a shipper, a consignee, or a third party (such as a customs agent).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Kalin Robinson, David Carder
  • Publication number: 20150106293
    Abstract: A system, according to various embodiments, is adapted for facilitating the creation of a consignee account with a carrier at a locker bank. In particular embodiments, the system is adapted to use the locker bank to facilitate delivery of a parcel to an unregistered consignee at a locker bank and, during the course of the delivery transaction, facilitate the creation of an account for the previously unregistered consignee at the locker bank. This may allow the consignee to receive future notifications regarding other parcels that the carrier may deliver to the consignee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Kalin Robinson, David Carder
  • Publication number: 20150106261
    Abstract: A computer-implemented process operating on a server comprises: receiving user information into server memory; receiving a deposit notification into server memory; sending a pickup notification from the server to a service provider; receiving a deposit notification from a locker control device; sending a completion notification from the server to a user identified by the user information; receiving a removal notification; and billing the user identified by the user information for a service provided by the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Arthur Shmulevsky, Georgios Lentzas
  • Publication number: 20150106291
    Abstract: A system for redirecting a parcel from a primary delivery location (e.g., a residential address) to a locker bank is configured to redirect the parcel following an unsuccessful delivery attempt at the primary delivery location. In some embodiments, the system is configured to determine a suitable locker bank to which to redirect the parcel based on preferences received from a carrier (e.g., common carrier), shipper of the parcel, or consignee of the parcel. In various embodiments, following the unsuccessful delivery attempt, the system is configured to receive a request to deliver the parcel to the locker bank, provide access to one or more lockers at the locker bank for placement of the parcel, receive confirmation that the parcel has been placed in a particular locker at the locker bank, and associate the parcel with the particular locker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Kalin Robinson, David Carder, Bob Gillen
  • Publication number: 20150106295
    Abstract: Systems, according to various embodiments, are adapted to use any of a variety of different techniques to identify an individual. In particular embodiments, the system is adapted to, at least partially in response to confirming the identity of a consignee of a parcel, provide the consignee with access to a parcel stored within a secured locker. In particular embodiments, the system may use the current or past location of the consignee, or information from one or more objects physically associated with the consignee (e.g., a portable computing device or an electronic or paper info notice) to verify the consignee's identity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Kalin Robinson, David Carder, Robert J. Gillen
  • Publication number: 20150106296
    Abstract: A system for redirecting a parcel from a primary delivery location (e.g., a residential address) to a locker bank is configured to redirect the parcel following an unsuccessful delivery attempt at the primary delivery location. In some embodiments, the system is configured to determine a suitable locker bank to which to redirect the parcel based on preferences received from a carrier (e.g., common carrier), shipper of the parcel, or consignee of the parcel. In various embodiments, following the unsuccessful delivery attempt, the system is configured to receive a request to deliver the parcel to the locker bank, provide access to one or more lockers at the locker bank for placement of the parcel, receive confirmation that the parcel has been placed in a particular locker at the locker bank, and associate the parcel with the particular locker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Kalin Robinson, David Carder, Robert J. Gillen
  • Publication number: 20150106294
    Abstract: Systems, according to various embodiments, are adapted to use any of a variety of different techniques to identify an individual. In particular embodiments, the system is adapted to, at least partially in response to confirming the identity of a consignee of a parcel, provide the consignee with access to a parcel stored within a secured locker. In particular embodiments, the system may use the current or past location of the consignee, or information from one or more objects physically associated with the consignee (e.g., a portable computing device or an electronic or paper info notice) to verify the consignee's identity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Kalin Robinson, David Carder, Bob Gillen
  • Publication number: 20140379607
    Abstract: A delivery management apparatus includes a delivery information reception unit that receives from a sender information about a shipping deposit location relating to a delivery item, and receives from a recipient information about a receipt location relating to the delivery item; a delivery person determination unit that communicates at least the information about the shipping deposit location and the information about the receipt location to users in order to recruit a user desiring to perform delivery, and determines a delivery person from applicant users; and a delivery procedure communication unit that at least communicates to the delivery person information used for pickup of the delivery item from the shipping deposit location or from a relay storage location and information used for storage in the relay storage location or in the receipt location, and communicates to the recipient information used for pickup of the delivery item from the receipt location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Yuushi CHOUSA, Yutaka HYODO
  • Publication number: 20140330740
    Abstract: A system for distributing surplus items includes the following modules. A central control module distributes the items donated by a donor(s) to a recipient(s) based on a recipient's qualification and an availability of the items. A donor registration module registers the donor. A donor surplus items module registers the availability, characteristics of the items, and a pick-up location on a predetermined time period. A recipient registration module registers the recipient when qualified and parameters associated with the recipient. A donor match module matches the donor with the recipient and selects the items based on the parameters, and generates an approval code and a pick-up location for each item. A search result module notifies the recipient of the items, the pick-up location, and a time limit for responding to the notification and picking up the items, and sends the approval code to the recipient upon a timely positive response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: András Hoffmann, JR., Szávó Sztilkovics, Antal Ling
  • Publication number: 20140279667
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a system for creating delivery groups are disclosed. In various embodiments, the system is configured to collect purchase history data about users and determine if they have common characteristics. For example, the system may be configured to determine if two users live in the same neighborhood, have similar purchasing habits, etc. According to a particular embodiment, the system suggests to users with common characteristics to form delivery groups for package aggregation (e.g., to aggregate deliveries to a single location at the same time). The system may offer an incentive to the users to form the delivery group, such as a discount, incentive points, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Bob Gillen
  • Publication number: 20140279666
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating pick up of items delivered to attended delivery/pickup locations. In various embodiments, the system is configured for confirming an identity of a person attempting to pick up a parcel from an attended delivery/pickup location before releasing the parcel to the person. The system may confirm the identity by receiving identifying information, by confirming a geographic location of a person attempting to retrieve the parcel, etc. In some embodiments, the system may be configure to enable parcel recipients to provide other persons the authorization to retrieve parcels and may be further configured to confirm this authorization before releasing parcels to a person other than the intended parcel recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Lievens, Vincent Dethier, Luc Pirenne
  • Publication number: 20140279664
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating delivery of parcels to, from, and between attended delivery/pickup locations. In various embodiments, the attended delivery/pickup locations may be associated with brick-and-mortar retail locations and used to facilitate inventory transfer between locations, shipment of goods purchased at the brick-and-mortar-retail locations to other attended delivery/pickup locations or other locations, and to receive delivery of parcels sent from any suitable location. In some embodiments, the attended delivery/pickup locations are configured to receive shipments of items ordered from online retail websites. In other embodiments, the attended delivery/pickups locations are associated with shopping centers and configured to facilitate shipment of items purchased at the associated shopping centers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Lievens, Vincent Dethier, Peter Henderickx, Luc Pirenne, Denis Payre
  • Publication number: 20140279665
    Abstract: A computer system for routing parcels to attended delivery/pickup locations (e.g., other than an individual's home and/or office) based on estimating the attended delivery/pickup location's capacity is disclosed. The computer system receives capacity information associated with the attended delivery/pickup location and characteristics of one or more parcels an individual wishes to be delivered to the attended deliver location. The system, based at least in part on the received information, determines whether the attended delivery/pickup location will have the capacity to store the one or more parcels associated with the individual. The system then routes the one or more parcels either to the attended delivery/pickup location (if there is capacity) or to an alternative delivery/pickup location (if there is not capacity).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel Lievens, Vincent Dethier, Luc Pirenne
  • Publication number: 20140258168
    Abstract: A pickup and delivery system is disclosed wherein packages for service are deposited in drop box. The entity depositing the package receives electronic notification of receipt of the package and the service provider is electronically notified of the package deposit. The service provider is provided with a code to unlock the drop containing the items to be serviced. After the items have be serviced, they are placed in lockboxes and an unlock code is generated for each lockbox. The unlock code is electronically transmitted to the entity requesting service and the processed items are removed from the lockbox in connection with entry of the unlock code information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Darryl George Crawford
  • Patent number: 8781927
    Abstract: A system and method for postage payment utilizes passive RFID tags as postage “stamps”, with the amount of the postage automatically billed to a previously-established customer account. The tags are stored in a separate stamp database and are “enabled” by linking the individual tag to a customer account. The use of the RFID stamps eliminates the need for the customer to know the proper postage beforehand. The existence of a customer account with a proper return address reduces the likelihood of a dead letter. Also, a special category of stamps may be used for automatic reply mail. By virtue of using an RFID tag, the mailed item's progress through the postal delivery system may be tracked from dispatch to delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas Killian, Cynthia Price Killian
  • Publication number: 20140114875
    Abstract: These inventions relate generally to methods and systems for consummating asynchronous transactions between users. An “asynchronous transaction” is a transaction that involves an exchange of goods which does not require the seller, on the one hand, and the purchaser or renter, on the other hand, to schedule a time to meet to physically transfer the item to be delivered. The disclosed systems include an automated storage device in communication with a central server, the automated storage device comprising a plurality of locked storage compartments. A seller may deposit an item in a locked storage compartment for a purchaser or renter to pick up at a later time. The disclosure also includes methods to authenticate the seller and the purchaser or renter prior to granting access to the locked storage compartment, as well as methods to resolve disputes that may arise between the seller and the purchaser or renter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SWAPBOX INC.
    Inventors: Neel MURTHY, Nitin SHANTHARAM
  • Publication number: 20140052661
    Abstract: A temporary pickup location that is located within a delivery area during a predefined timeframe provides an opportunity to customers to retrieve orders for items at a time and location that is convenient for them. In addition, the customers can pay for the items at retrieval (COD) and avoid the bulk and waste of shipping packages. In some implementations, temporary pickup locations are made available by planning to position a delivery agent and transportation unit at a predefined location during a predefined timeframe during which customers can plan to retrieve ordered items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Shakes, Qi Zou
  • Publication number: 20140019377
    Abstract: Example gesture based cross-channel commerce retail systems and methods are provided. Some of the example systems and methods permit a consumer to complete a Store Pick Up order, i.e., an order placed by the consumer via computer, mobile device, telephone, fax, mail-order, etc., by gesturing with a mobile device near a digital kiosk and optical sensor at a store pick up location. The mobile device and/or the digital kiosk may display media content to the consumer while the consumer completes the Store Pick Up order. In another example system, a digital kiosk is located in a public area such as an airport, shopping mall, train station, or stadium. The digital kiosk displays media content to the consumer, and the consumer may transfer to a mobile device such media by gesturing with the mobile device near the digital kiosk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: SEARS BRANDS, LLC
    Inventors: Vijan Bhaumik, Richard K. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20130262336
    Abstract: A pickup location that includes a control station and one or more storage compartment modules provides the ability for items to be ordered and delivered for pickup by a user without having to pack those items in a shipping package prior to shipping from a materials handling facility. Delivering items for pickup by a user without having to package the items prior to shipping, may provide a better experience for the customer, reduce waste in packaging material and a lower cost of delivering the ordered items to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Lin Wan, Girish Lakshman, Eric T. Ferguson, Michael Mahesh Bhaskaran
  • Patent number: 8489472
    Abstract: A system and method for proactively monitoring the status of packages shipped by a package delivery carrier including intervening when certain conditions arise. The system identifies certain packages are requiring proactive monitoring and intervention, and monitors a variety of conditions, including system-wide impacts and package-level specific impacts, which may necessitate intervention by carrier personnel. Intervention may include various exception handling actions, including upgrading the level of service, stabilizing the temperature of the package, inspecting damage to the package. The carrier may notify the consignee or consignor of such detected conditions and may then communicate with appropriate individuals involved with the package delivery to ascertain the most appropriate action necessary. The system facilitates communicating such information to appropriate carrier personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Val Corday Boitet, Erik Paul Sebusch, Guy Ellingwood
  • Patent number: 8417647
    Abstract: A control method, for a transaction management server of a transaction administrator administrating commodity transactions between a seller and a buyer, comprises transmitting to a forwarder terminal an instruction to transport a commodity received along with price information of the commodity from a seller terminal; writing the price information into a database; receiving from the forwarder terminal and writing into the database the number of the waybill issued when the commodity is loaded into transportation by the forwarder; transmitting to the seller terminal information indicating that the transaction administrator has made an alternative payment for the commodity; receiving from the forwarder terminal and writing into the database the number of the waybill put on the commodity having arrived at a destination and commodity identification information; receiving the commodity identification information of the commodity delivered to the buyer from the forwarder terminal, and transmitting to a buyer terminal
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsui-Soko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Fujioka, Hiroki Natori
  • Publication number: 20130073477
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved method of logistics and/or operations for conducting a direct-to-consumer e-commerce retail business. The logistics and/or operations system of the present invention may be used in connection with any online or e-commerce retail sector, including, for example, but not limited to, food retail (i.e., grocery retail), electronics, home goods, books, clothing, and shoes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Greg Grinberg
  • Publication number: 20120130916
    Abstract: A computer-based system and method for shipping and delivering a parcel, including reserving a terminal for a parcel; placing the parcel in the terminal, the parcel having a virtual delivery address of a recipient; picking up the parcel by a carrier; converting, through a central computer system, the virtual address into a postal address; delivering the parcel to a destination terminal drop-box corresponding to the postal address; notifying the recipient of the delivery of the parcel; and unlocking the drop-box only upon verifying the recipient's identity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Neal, Filippo Beretta, Jorge Calzada, Tito Costa
  • Publication number: 20110320377
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method for the autonomous wireless communication between a service provider device and a customer device. The customer device may notify the service provider device whether the customer has work to be performed by the service provider. The service provider device may provide information to the customer about work to be performed by the service provider. In one embodiment, a shipping service is notified autonomously about items that a customer has for pick up and shipment. The shipping service is also capable of wirelessly transferring information to a customer device about items to be delivered to that customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: John A. Olsen, III, David L. Bradley, Rhesa M. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20110313838
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing an intermediary to preserve user privacy and anonymity in electronic transactions. In one embodiment, a computer implemented method for facilitating a transaction between a subscriber and a vendor through an intermediary is provided. In this embodiment, the method comprises the step of receiving at the intermediary personal information from the subscriber to establish a user account. The method also comprises the step of storing the personal information for subsequent access. The method further comprises the step of receiving a request from the subscriber to access the user account, upon which the subscriber's identity is verified by the intermediary against the personal information. The method also comprises the step of the intermediary entering into a transaction with the vendor on behalf of the subscriber based on the subscriber's instruction once the subscriber's identity is successfully verified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Gina C. Eubanks
  • Patent number: 8010462
    Abstract: A last mile delivery system (LAMIS system) for delivery of parcels to recipients includes Automatic Delivery Machines (ADMs) that are located in public places. Each ADM has a local computer and data and communication network connection, and a set of cells for storing parcels, and a single access mechanism for each such set adapted to provide a recipient with access to a parcel stored in a cell while preventing access to parcels in other cells. Control centers use an ADM database with locations of the ADMs, a LAMIS server computer program for handling the data associated with the operation of the system. The control center has data and communication network connecting the LAMIS server with the local computers of the ADMs. The local computers are adapted to identify the recipient and to provide access to the parcel in the cell of the chosen ADM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Nir Kinory, Yoav Koster