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Classe IPC
G06Q 10/08 - Logistique, p.ex. entreposage, chargement, distribution ou expédition; Gestion d'inventaire ou de stocks, p.ex. exécution d'une commande, approvisionnement ou régularisation par rapport aux commandes 6
G06Q 30/00 - Commerce, p.ex. achat ou vente, ou commerce électronique 3
G01C 21/36 - Dispositions d'entrée/sortie pour des calculateurs embarqués 2
G06Q 50/28 - Logistique, p.ex. stockage, chargement, distribution ou expédition 2
H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison 2
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1.

METHODS FOR DETECTING AN ENVIRONMENTAL ANOMALY AND INITIATING AN ENHANCED AUTOMATIC RESPONSE

      
Numéro d'application US2019050528
Numéro de publication 2020/060810
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-09-11
Date de publication 2020-03-26
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s) Skaasrud, Ole-Petter

Abrégé

An improved system detects an environmental anomaly in a shipping container and initiates a mediation response through a generated layered alert notification. The system includes sensor-based ID nodes associated with packages within the container, and a command node mounted to the container communicating with the ID nodes and an external transceiver on a vehicle transporting the container. The command node is programmed to detect sensor data from the ID nodes; compare the sensor data to package environmental thresholds in context data related to each ID node; detect the environmental anomaly when the comparison indicates an environmental condition for at least one package exceeds its environmental threshold; responsively generate a layered alert notification identifying a mediation recipient and mediation action, and establishing a mediation response priority based upon the comparison; and transmit the layered alert notification to the transceiver unit to initiate a mediation response related to the mediation action.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06N 5/04 - Méthodes ou dispositifs inférents
  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison

2.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED AUTOMATIC CHOCKING OF A CARGO DOLLY

      
Numéro d'application US2019045087
Numéro de publication 2020/033300
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-08-05
Date de publication 2020-02-13
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Burch, Reuben, F., V
  • King, Katherine
  • Mckinney, Howard
  • Prather, Aaron
  • Frommelt, Kevin
  • Khan, Shaq

Abrégé

An improved auto-chocking enabled cargo dolly that is towable by ground support equipment. The dolly has a frame, wheels attached to the frame that support the frame and rotate to allow movement of the frame, a tow bar, a linkage in communication with the tow bar and that actuates when the tow bar is raised, and a wheel engagement chocking system fixed to the dolly frame and disposed to selectively engage at least one of the wheels attached to the dolly frame. The wheel engagement system is responsive to a position of the linkage, where the wheel engagement chocking system applies pressure directly to at least one of the wheels to hold the wheel(s) in place when the linkage is actuated by the tow bar.

Classes IPC  ?

  • B60D 1/36 - Couplages de traction; Attelages; Organes de traction; Dispositifs de remorquage caractérisés par des dispositions en vue de fonctions particulières pour faciliter l'accouplement, p.ex. guides d'attelage
  • B60D 1/26 - Couplages de traction; Attelages; Organes de traction; Dispositifs de remorquage caractérisés par des dispositions en vue de fonctions particulières pour la commande à distance, p.ex. pour le décrochage
  • B60D 1/58 - Dispositifs auxiliaires
  • B60T 1/02 - Aménagements des éléments de freinage, c. à d. des parties de ceux-ci dans lesquelles se produit l'effet de freinage en agissant par retardement des roues
  • B60T 7/12 - Organes d'attaque de la mise en action des freins par déclenchement non soumis à la volonté du conducteur ou du passager
  • B60T 7/20 - Organes d'attaque de la mise en action des freins par déclenchement non soumis à la volonté du conducteur ou du passager spécialement adaptés pour remorques, p.ex. dans le cas d'un décrochage de la remorque
  • B60T 8/17 - Utilisation de moyens de régulation électriques ou électroniques pour la commande du freinage

3.

IMPROVED UNIT LOAD DEVICE AND PANEL ENHANCEMENTS FOR A UNIT LOAD DEVICE

      
Numéro d'application US2019041276
Numéro de publication 2020/027999
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-07-11
Date de publication 2020-02-06
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Burch V., Reuben F.
  • Hawk, Charles
  • King, Katherine
  • Mckinney, Howard
  • Prather, Aaron
  • Thomas, Ronald, W.

Abrégé

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.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H02J 7/35 - Fonctionnement en parallèle, dans des réseaux, de batteries avec d'autres sources à courant continu, p.ex. batterie tampon avec des cellules sensibles à la lumière
  • H02J 7/34 - Fonctionnement en parallèle, dans des réseaux, de batteries avec d'autres sources à courant continu, p.ex. batterie tampon
  • H04W 52/02 - Dispositions d'économie de puissance

4.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED CARGO DOLLY FOR REMOTE CARGO HOLDING PINS FOR A CARGO DOLLY

      
Numéro d'application US2019042310
Numéro de publication 2020/028049
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-07-18
Date de publication 2020-02-06
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Burch, Reuben, F., V
  • King, Katherine
  • Mckinney, Howard
  • Prather, Aaron
  • Frommelt, Kevin
  • Khan, Shaq

Abrégé

An improved cargo dolly for transporting cargo is described having a mobile dolly frame, a main shaft on the frame, a lever proximate to a first part of the frame (where the lever is movable relative to the frame and in responsive communication with the main shaft), a first set of transfer sprockets mounted to the main shaft, a secondary shaft rotatably disposed at a second part of the frame (where the first part is remote from the second part), a second set of transfer sprockets mounted to the secondary shaft, a chain disposed about the first set of transfer sprockets and the second set of transfer sprockets, and a locking pin having a first end fixed to the secondary shaft and a second end configured as an angled latch. Rotation of the lever responsively causes the locking pin to remotely rotate at the second part of the frame.

Classes IPC  ?

  • B60P 1/00 - Véhicules destinés principalement au transport des charges et modifiés pour faciliter le chargement, la fixation de la charge ou son déchargement
  • B60P 3/00 - Véhicules adaptés pour transporter, porter ou comporter des charges ou des objets spéciaux
  • B60P 7/00 - Fixation ou couverture du chargement sur les véhicules
  • B62B 3/00 - Voitures à bras ayant plus d'un essieu portant les roues servant au déplacement; Dispositifs de direction à cet effet; Appareillage à cet effet
  • B62B 3/02 - Voitures à bras ayant plus d'un essieu portant les roues servant au déplacement; Dispositifs de direction à cet effet; Appareillage à cet effet comportant des parties réglables, rabattables, attachables, détachables ou transformables
  • B62B 5/00 - Accessoires ou détails spécialement adaptés aux voitures à bras
  • B62B 5/04 - Mécanismes de freinage; Dispositifs d'immobilisation
  • B62D 21/00 - Châssis, c. à d. armature sur laquelle une carrosserie peut être montée

5.

ENHANCED SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED AUTOMATED AND AUTONOMOUS OPERATION OF LOGISTICS GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

      
Numéro d'application US2019043903
Numéro de publication 2020/028244
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-07-29
Date de publication 2020-02-06
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Burch, Reuben, F., V
  • Abelwahed, Sherif
  • Ball, John, E.
  • Doude, Matt
  • Gafford, James, R.
  • Hannis, Tyler, J.
  • Liu, Yucheng
  • Mazzola, Michael, S.
  • Mckinney, Howard

Abrégé

An improved retrofit assembly for ground support equipment providing autonomous operation of the logistics ground support equipment (GSE). The assembly has a refit control system attached to the GSE (with a vehicle dynamics control processor and a data preprocessing control processor), retrofitted proprioceptive sensors coupled to the vehicle dynamics control processor monitoring operating parameters and characteristics of the GSE, retrofitted exteroceptive sensors coupled to the data preprocessing control processor that monitor an exterior environment of the GSE, and refit actuators for different control elements on the GSE and to autonomously alter motion of the GSE. The refit control system programmatically receives sensor data from the proprioceptive sensors and exteroceptive sensors; optimizes a path for the GSE based upon the different sensor data; and activates at least one of the actuators according to the optimized path for the GSE.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01C 21/36 - Dispositions d'entrée/sortie pour des calculateurs embarqués
  • G05D 1/00 - Commande de la position, du cap, de l'altitude ou de l'attitude des véhicules terrestres, aquatiques, aériens ou spatiaux, p.ex. pilote automatique
  • G05D 1/02 - Commande de la position ou du cap par référence à un système à deux dimensions
  • G06Q 10/04 - Prévision ou optimisation, p.ex. programmation linéaire, "problème du voyageur de commerce" ou "problème d'optimisation des stocks"
  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistique, p.ex. entreposage, chargement, distribution ou expédition; Gestion d'inventaire ou de stocks, p.ex. exécution d'une commande, approvisionnement ou régularisation par rapport aux commandes
  • G06Q 50/28 - Logistique, p.ex. stockage, chargement, distribution ou expédition

6.

A MODULAR AUTONOMOUS BOT APPARATUS ASSEMBLY FOR TRANSPORTING AN ITEM BEING SHIPPED

      
Numéro d'application US2019021963
Numéro de publication 2019/178172
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-03-13
Date de publication 2019-09-19
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Skaaksrud, Ole-Petter
  • Mayfield, Frank
  • Gates, Daniel

Abrégé

A modular autonomous bot apparatus assembly is described for transporting an item being shipped. The assembly includes a modular mobility base having propulsion, steering, sensors for collision avoidance, and suspension actuators; a modular auxiliary power module with a power source and cargo door; a modular cargo storage system with folding structural walls and a latching system; and a modular mobile autonomy module that covers the cargo storage system and provides human interaction interfaces, externals sensors, a wireless interface, and an autonomous controller with interfacing circuitry coupled to the human interaction interfaces and sensors on the mobile autonomy module. The assembly has a power and data transport bus that provides a communication and power conduit across the different modular components. A method for on-demand assembly of such a bot apparatus is further described with steps for authenticating the different modular components during assembly.

Classes IPC  ?

  • B60P 1/02 - Véhicules destinés principalement au transport des charges et modifiés pour faciliter le chargement, la fixation de la charge ou son déchargement avec mouvement parallèle de haut en bas de l'élément supportant ou contenant la charge
  • B60P 1/16 - Véhicules destinés principalement au transport des charges et modifiés pour faciliter le chargement, la fixation de la charge ou son déchargement avec un mouvement de basculement de l'élément supportant ou contenant la charge actionné par un fluide
  • B60P 1/44 - Véhicules destinés principalement au transport des charges et modifiés pour faciliter le chargement, la fixation de la charge ou son déchargement ayant une plate-forme de chargement qui élève la charge au niveau de l'élément supportant ou contenant la charge
  • B60P 1/64 - Véhicules destinés principalement au transport des charges et modifiés pour faciliter le chargement, la fixation de la charge ou son déchargement l'élément supportant ou contenant la charge étant rapidement démontable

7.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED COLLISION AVOIDANCE ON LOGISTICS GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT USING MULTI-SENSOR DETECTION FUSION

      
Numéro d'application US2019019525
Numéro de publication 2019/165409
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2019-02-26
Date de publication 2019-08-29
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Ball, John, E.
  • Burch V, Reuben, F.
  • Cagle, Lucas, D.
  • Davenport, Collin, S.
  • Gafford, James, R.
  • Hannis, Tyler, J.
  • Hegman, Andrew, R.
  • Leclair, Andrew, M.
  • Liu, Yucheng
  • Mazzola, Michael, S.
  • Mcckinney, Howard, G.
  • Reza, Tasmia
  • Shi, Jian
  • Wei, Pan
  • Iacomini, Dennison, W.

Abrégé

Enhanced systems and methods for collision avoidance of a high value asset with reflective beacons around it using multi-sensor data fusion on a mobile industrial vehicle. The system has a sensing processing system with a LiDAR and camera sensors, and a multi¬ processor module responsive to the different sensors. The sensing processing system fuses the different sensor data to locate the reflective beacons. A model predictive controller on the vehicle determines possible control solutions where each defines a threshold allowable speed for the vehicle at discrete moments based upon an estimated path to a breaching point projected from the reflective beacons, and then identifies an optimal one of the control solutions based upon a performance cost function and associated with an optimal threshold allowable speed. The system has a vehicle actuator configured to respond and alter vehicle movement to avoid a collision when the vehicle exceeds the optimal threshold allowable speed.

Classes IPC  ?

  • B60Q 1/26 - Agencement des dispositifs de signalisation optique ou d'éclairage, leur montage, leur support ou les circuits à cet effet les dispositifs ayant principalement pour objet d'indiquer le contour du véhicule ou de certaines de ses parties, ou pour engendrer des signaux au bénéfice d'autres véhicules
  • B60Q 1/48 - Agencement des dispositifs de signalisation optique ou d'éclairage, leur montage, leur support ou les circuits à cet effet les dispositifs ayant principalement pour objet d'indiquer le contour du véhicule ou de certaines de ses parties, ou pour engendrer des signaux au bénéfice d'autres véhicules pour parquer
  • G01S 15/00 - Systèmes utilisant la réflexion ou la reradiation d'ondes acoustiques, p.ex. systèmes sonar
  • G01S 15/93 - Systèmes sonar, spécialement adaptés à des applications spécifiques pour prévenir les collisions
  • G05D 5/02 - Commande d'une épaisseur, p.ex. d'un matériau laminé

8.

SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS FOR SELF-ADJUSTING A BROADCAST SETTING OF A NODE IN A WIRELESS NODE NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2017017635
Numéro de publication 2017/165011
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2017-02-13
Date de publication 2017-09-28
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s) Skaaksrud, Ole-Petter

Abrégé

Methods, apparatus and systems that are directed towards a tangible wireless node-based implementation for self-adjusting a broadcast setting of a node in a wireless node network. In general, the node (such as an ID node, a master node, or container-related node) detects a broadcast modification event (such as a time-based event, an association-based event, a location-based event, and/or a sensor-based event). In response to this detection, the node then accesses a broadcast profile stored within the node to determine an updated value for the broadcast setting of the node based upon the detected broadcast modification event. Pursuant to the broadcast profile, the updated value may be a modified RF transmission output power level setting, a modified frequency setting, and/or a timing setting that changes how the node broadcasts messages. Once the updated value is determined, the node then self-adjusts the broadcast setting from a current value to the updated value.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistique, p.ex. entreposage, chargement, distribution ou expédition; Gestion d'inventaire ou de stocks, p.ex. exécution d'une commande, approvisionnement ou régularisation par rapport aux commandes
  • G01C 21/36 - Dispositions d'entrée/sortie pour des calculateurs embarqués
  • G06Q 20/32 - Architectures, schémas ou protocoles de paiement caractérisés par l'emploi de dispositifs spécifiques utilisant des dispositifs sans fil
  • H04H 20/00 - Dispositions de radiodiffusion ou de distribution couplées à la radiodiffusion
  • H04L 12/28 - Réseaux de données à commutation caractérisés par la configuration des liaisons, p.ex. réseaux locaux [LAN Local Area Networks] ou réseaux étendus [WAN Wide Area Networks]
  • H04L 29/02 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication

9.

EVENT MONITORING FOR AN EVENT CANDIDATE RELATED TO AN ID NODE WITHIN A WIRELESS NODE NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2016034967
Numéro de publication 2017/007544
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-05-31
Date de publication 2017-01-12
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Skaaksrud, Ole-Petter
  • Hollahan, Terence

Abrégé

Systems, apparatus, and methods are described for enhanced monitoring for an event candidate within a wireless node network. Such a system, for example, may include a server at a top level within the wireless node network, an ID node disposed at a low level within the wireless node network, and a master node disposed at a middle level within the wireless node network. The master node, which separately communicates with the server and the ID node and executes event detection code stored on its memory storage, is operative to detect a first and a second advertising signal broadcast by the ID node over a communication path with the ID node, compare an observed parameter of each of the first and second advertising signal (such as signal strength), identify the event candidate based upon the comparison, and use a second communication path to report the identified event candidate to the server.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04W 40/00 - Acheminement ou recherche d'itinéraire pour la communication

10.

SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS FOR QUANTIFYING SPACE WITHIN A CONTAINER USING A REMOVABLE SCANNING SENSOR NODE

      
Numéro d'application US2016012963
Numéro de publication 2016/133608
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-01-12
Date de publication 2016-08-25
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Burch V, Reuben, F.
  • Cawein, William

Abrégé

Methods, apparatus, and systems are described for quantifying space within a container using a removable scanning sensor node. In general, the removable scanning sensor node identifies a type of the container, uses at least one depth sensor on the removable scanning sensor node to scan the space within the container to generate scan data, where the removable scanning sensor node is temporarily mounted within the container and above the space within the container, and where the depth sensor is oriented to scan the space within the container from above the space and within the container. The removable scanning sensor node then determines an unoccupied amount of the space within the container based upon the scan data.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01B 11/22 - Dispositions pour la mesure caractérisées par l'utilisation de moyens optiques pour mesurer la profondeur
  • G01F 17/00 - Procédés ou appareils pour la détermination de la capacité des récipients ou des cavités, ou du volume des corps solides
  • G01S 17/89 - Systèmes lidar, spécialement adaptés pour des applications spécifiques pour la cartographie ou l'imagerie

11.

MANAGING LOGISTICS INFORMATION RELATED TO A LOGISTICS CONTAINER USING A CONTAINER INTERFACE DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Numéro d'application US2016013019
Numéro de publication 2016/133609
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2016-01-12
Date de publication 2016-08-25
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Scott, Mark, E.
  • Burch V, Reuben, F.

Abrégé

Methods, apparatus, and systems are described for managing logistics information related to a container using a container interface display apparatus. The container interface display apparatus may comprise a mountable housing, a display screen, a memory, a scanner, and a wireless communication interface. The housing is coupled to the container to permit the scanner to identify an item being loaded for shipment within the container. The scanner identifies the item, and the apparatus records an association in memory as part of managed logistics information that reflects an established and tracked relationship between the container and the item. The apparatus increments package count information (another part of the managed logistics information) to reflect that the item is loaded within the container. The apparatus generates electronic logistics monitor information on the display screen to include at least a portion of the managed logistics information related to the container.

Classes IPC  ?

  • B65D 88/00 - Grands réceptacles
  • G08B 17/00 - Alarmes d'incendie; Alarmes réagissant à une explosion

12.

ENHANCED DELIVERY MANAGEMENT METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEMS FOR A SHIPPED ITEM USING A MOBILE NODE-ENABLED LOGISTICS RECEPTACLE

      
Numéro d'application US2015067605
Numéro de publication 2016/130222
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-12-28
Date de publication 2016-08-18
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s) Skaaksrud, Ole-Petter

Abrégé

Methods, apparatus, and systems that enhance delivery management of an item being shipped using a mobile node-enabled logistics receptacle are described that involve improved release control of the item and corrective delivery notifications related to the item. For example, a method for enhanced delivery management may a mobile node-enabled logistics receptacle identifying an intended delivery location associated with the item, detecting a current location of the mobile node-enabled logistics receptacle, and selectively releasing the item from the mobile node-enabled logistics receptacle based upon the detected current location of the mobile node- enabled logistics receptacle and the identified intended delivery location. Further detected conditions may be used when selectively releasing the item, such as successfully establishing a validation connection to a particular node in order to confirm or authorize release of the item or detecting signals from nodes associated with the intended delivery location.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistique, p.ex. entreposage, chargement, distribution ou expédition; Gestion d'inventaire ou de stocks, p.ex. exécution d'une commande, approvisionnement ou régularisation par rapport aux commandes
  • G06Q 50/28 - Logistique, p.ex. stockage, chargement, distribution ou expédition
  • H04W 4/02 - Services utilisant des informations de localisation

13.

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR DETECTING AND ISOLATING DEVICE POSING SECURITY THREAT

      
Numéro d'application US2015066061
Numéro de publication 2016/100494
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-12-16
Date de publication 2016-06-23
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Patteson, Christopher Perry
  • Maier, Edward Michael
  • Mings, Michael Jesse

Abrégé

Methods and systems are disclosed for detecting a security threat. The methods and systems comprise detecting that a first device is coupled with the first I/O interface, responsive to the detection that the first device is coupled with the first I/O interface, temporarily disabling data communication between the first and second I/O interfaces, acquiring a file from the detected first device via the first I/O interface, determining whether the acquired file poses a security threat, and responsive to a determination that the acquired file does not pose a security threat, enabling the data communication between the first and second I/O interfaces.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 21/56 - Détection ou traitement de programmes malveillants, p.ex. dispositions anti-virus

14.

NODE-ENABLED DELIVERY NOTIFICATION USING ELEMENTS OF A WIRELESS NODE NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2015032815
Numéro de publication 2015/184055
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-05-28
Date de publication 2015-12-03
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s) Skaaksrud, Ole-Petter

Abrégé

Methods of operation and systems are described for node communication within a hierarchical wireless node network having a plurality of ID nodes on a first level, a master node on a second level, and a server at a third level. A first of the ID nodes associates with the master node. The first ID node cannot self-determine its location while the master node is adapted to self-determine its location via location circuitry. The first ID node captures relevant node information, such as profile data, security data, association data, shared data, and/or sensor data. The relevant node information may be captured from another ID node. The first ID node begins operating in a pseudo master node mode so that it can transmit the relevant node information to the server without using the master node as an intermediary to the server.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04W 4/00 - Services spécialement adaptés aux réseaux de télécommunications sans fil; Leurs installations

15.

OBJECT TRACKING METHOD AND SYSTEM

      
Numéro d'application US2015010261
Numéro de publication 2015/119731
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2015-01-06
Date de publication 2015-08-13
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Hyatt, Anthony
  • Witty, Stephen
  • Henry, Kevin

Abrégé

A system for tracking at least one object configured to be transported by at least one vehicle may include at least one computer system. The at least one computer system may be configured to determine at least one location of the at least one vehicle and determine at least one location of the at least one object. The at least one computer system may be further configured to determine at least one location of at least one geofence adjacent the at least one vehicle based on the at least one location of the at least one vehicle. Also, the at least one computer system may be configured to determine whether the at least one object is located within the at least one geofence to determine whether a load of the at least one vehicle includes the at least one object.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistique, p.ex. entreposage, chargement, distribution ou expédition; Gestion d'inventaire ou de stocks, p.ex. exécution d'une commande, approvisionnement ou régularisation par rapport aux commandes
  • G06K 17/00 - Méthodes ou dispositions pour faire travailler en coopération des équipements couverts par plusieurs des groupes principaux , p.ex. fichiers automatiques de cartes incluant les opérations de transport et de lecture
  • G01S 13/74 - Systèmes utilisant la reradiation d'ondes radio, p.ex. du type radar secondaire; Systèmes analogues

16.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING SHIPMENT OF AN ITEM USING A WIRELESS NODE NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2014064501
Numéro de publication 2015/099890
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2014-11-07
Date de publication 2015-07-02
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Skaaksrud, Ole-Petter
  • Hollahan, Terence
  • Benton, Steven

Abrégé

Methods and systems that manage shipment of an item using a wireless node network are disclosed having at least one ID node, a plurality of master nodes, and a server. The server receives shipping information that registers the ID node and the item. The ID node may be associated to a first master node prior to pick-up, with association information sent to the server. The ID node may be disassociated from the first master node when it associates with another master node along a predicted path traveled by the item and ID node. The disassociation/association information is reported to the server, which tracks the ID node associations and location. The ID node may be disassociated from the second master node when it associates with a final master node along the predicted path traveled by the item and ID node and after a drop-off event of the item.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 19/00 - Équipement ou méthodes de traitement de données ou de calcul numérique, spécialement adaptés à des applications spécifiques (spécialement adaptés à des fonctions spécifiques G06F 17/00;systèmes ou méthodes de traitement de données spécialement adaptés à des fins administratives, commerciales, financières, de gestion, de surveillance ou de prévision G06Q;informatique médicale G16H)
  • G06Q 30/00 - Commerce, p.ex. achat ou vente, ou commerce électronique

17.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING SHIPPED OBJECTS

      
Numéro d'application US2014049222
Numéro de publication 2015/020883
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2014-07-31
Date de publication 2015-02-12
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Williams, Amber, Moriah
  • Mays, Amy
  • Shirokova, Cheri, Bailey
  • Veitenheimer, John, Marshall
  • Shoup, Jessica, Jordan
  • Ajmera, Surendra

Abrégé

Methods and systems are disclosed for managing shipped physical objects. The methods and systems comprise receiving data associated with a journey of the shipped object and determining, using a processor, alert conditions based on the received data. Alert conditions are representative of risk of damage, loss, or delay associated with the shipped object. In addition, the methods and systems comprise transmitting one or more alternative options for mitigating the alert condition to a user, receiving a selection of one of the alternative options, and modifying the journey based on the received selection.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 30/00 - Commerce, p.ex. achat ou vente, ou commerce électronique

18.

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR DETECTING AND RESOLVING RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SHIPPED OBJECTS

      
Numéro d'application US2014036035
Numéro de publication 2014/182516
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2014-04-30
Date de publication 2014-11-13
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Williams, Amber, Moriah
  • Swearingen, Chris
  • Shirokova, Cheri, Bailey

Abrégé

Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for resolving a risk associated with a shipped physical object. The methods and servers comprise associating a time with a geographical region. The methods and servers also comprise receiving a set of locations associated with transport of a physical object. In addition, the methods and servers comprise, determining that the set of locations fails to satisfy a condition associated with the time and the geographical region. The sensor devices report location data to a server at a first time interval, wherein the location data fails to satisfy a condition associated with a time and a geographical region. The sensor devices also receive an indication of a panic mode. In addition, the sensor devices also report location data to the server at a second time interval, wherein the second time interval is different than the first time interval.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 30/00 - Commerce, p.ex. achat ou vente, ou commerce électronique

19.

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR TIMER-BASED MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES

      
Numéro d'application US2013038459
Numéro de publication 2013/165847
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-04-26
Date de publication 2013-11-07
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s) Putman, John, David

Abrégé

A method of management of a communication device in an aircraft may include transitioning the communication device from a normal mode to a disabled mode based on a calculated device sleep time based on data associated with transportation information of the device. One of these modes may be a state of the device in which a transceiver of the device is deactivated and the other mode may be a state of the device in which the transceiver is activated. Therefore, the device sleep time determines when the wireless device's transceiver may not be activated.

Classes IPC  ?

20.

COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR LOGICAL CLUSTERING OF PACKAGE DATA AND DERIVED ANALYTICS AND SHARING OF SENSOR INFORMATION

      
Numéro d'application US2013039503
Numéro de publication 2013/166410
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-05-03
Date de publication 2013-11-07
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Skaaksrud, Ole-Petter
  • Zhou, Xiao
  • Putman, John, Daivd

Abrégé

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are disclosed for verifying integrity of a cluster. The methods, systems, and computer-readable media may receive data identifying a first set of packages at a first location and generating a cluster based on the received data. Thereafter, additional data identifying a second set of packages at a second location may be received and the integrity of the cluster at the one or more additional locations may be verified. The integrity of the cluster may be verified based on a comparison of a verification cluster that is generated based on the received data at the second location with the originally generated cluster.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 12/00 - Accès à, adressage ou affectation dans des systèmes ou des architectures de mémoires
  • G06F 17/30 - Recherche documentaire; Structures de bases de données à cet effet
  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistique, p.ex. entreposage, chargement, distribution ou expédition; Gestion d'inventaire ou de stocks, p.ex. exécution d'une commande, approvisionnement ou régularisation par rapport aux commandes
  • G11C 5/00 - MÉMOIRES STATIQUES - Détails de mémoires couverts par le groupe

21.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRIP MANAGEMENT

      
Numéro d'application US2013033137
Numéro de publication 2013/142592
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2013-03-20
Date de publication 2013-09-26
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Murphy, William, S.
  • Milman, Kenneth, L.
  • Perry, Zachary, S.
  • Gately, Jesse

Abrégé

There is disclosed a method of providing information about a package in transit. The method involves receiving environmental data collected by a sensor associated with the package during transit and identifying contextual data about the package that is associated with the environmental data. The method also involves selectively providing access to the environmental and contextual data together as elements in an information feed to a plurality of parties, wherein the contextual data comprises at least one comment made by a party on an element in the information feed, and wherein one or more elements in the information feed are listed in chronological order beginning at a start time of the transit of the package.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G08B 25/10 - Systèmes d'alarme dans lesquels l'emplacement du lieu où existe la condition déclenchant l'alarme est signalé à une station centrale, p.ex. systèmes télégraphiques d'incendie ou de police caractérisés par le moyen de transmission utilisant des systèmes de transmission sans fil

22.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONICALLY SIGNING FOR A DELIVERED PACKAGE

      
Numéro d'application US2012030435
Numéro de publication 2012/129529
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-03-23
Date de publication 2012-09-27
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Skaaksrud, Ole-Petter
  • Ainsworth, Miley

Abrégé

There is disclosed a method. The method includes identifying, using a mobile device, an encrypted electronic token associated with at least one physical package designated for delivery to a destination. The electronic token having been encrypted by a first key associated with a particular party. The method also includes electronically signing, using the mobile device, for the at least one physical package. This includes initiating a decryption of the encrypted electronic token with a second key associated with the particular party. For example, the mobile device may possess a corresponding private key of the particular party. The private key may be able to undo the encryption of the token that was performed using the public key. Thus, the mobile device may be able to decrypt the encrypted electronic token to determine the original electronic token. The mobile device may return the decrypted electronic token verifying that a party in possession of and/or accompanying the mobile device is authorized to receive the package.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistique, p.ex. entreposage, chargement, distribution ou expédition; Gestion d'inventaire ou de stocks, p.ex. exécution d'une commande, approvisionnement ou régularisation par rapport aux commandes
  • H04L 29/06 - Commande de la communication; Traitement de la communication caractérisés par un protocole
  • H04W 12/06 - Authentification
  • H04L 9/32 - Dispositions pour les communications secrètes ou protégées comprenant des moyens pour vérifier l'identité ou l'autorisation d'un utilisateur du système

23.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GEO-STAGING OF SENSOR DATA THROUGH DISTRIBUTED GLOBAL (CLOUD) ARCHITECTURE

      
Numéro d'application US2012025947
Numéro de publication 2012/115970
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-02-21
Date de publication 2012-08-30
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Skaaksrud, Ole-Petter
  • Ainsworth, Miley

Abrégé

There is disclosed a method of staging real-time data in proximity to a mobile device. The method includes determining a geographic location associated with the mobile device and identifying a storage device located in proximity to the determined geographic location. The method also includes enabling real-time data published by the mobile device or provided to the mobile device to be stored on the identified storage device.

Classes IPC  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Procédure de commande de la transmission, p.ex. procédure de commande du niveau de la liaison
  • H04W 4/02 - Services utilisant des informations de localisation
  • H04W 4/00 - Services spécialement adaptés aux réseaux de télécommunications sans fil; Leurs installations

24.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTHENTICATING DEVICES IN A SENSOR-WEB NETWORK

      
Numéro d'application US2012023732
Numéro de publication 2012/115761
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-02-03
Date de publication 2012-08-30
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Skaaksrud, Ole-Petter
  • Ainsworth, Miley

Abrégé

There is provided a method for distributing sensor data. The method includes receiving, from a requesting device, a request to access first sensor-collectable data associated with at least one package. The requesting device is authenticated to access the first sensor-collectable data. And when second sensor-collectable data is associated with a predetermined value, the method also includes denying the request for access.

Classes IPC  ?

25.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RULE-DRIVEN MANAGEMENT OF SENSOR DATA ACROSS GEOGRAPHIC AREAS AND DERIVED ACTIONS

      
Numéro d'application US2012023789
Numéro de publication 2012/115764
Statut Délivré - en vigueur
Date de dépôt 2012-02-03
Date de publication 2012-08-30
Propriétaire FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventeur(s)
  • Skaaksrud, Ole-Petter
  • Ainsworth, Miley

Abrégé

The present disclosure relates to an information gathering method. The information gathering method includes identifying a location of a package, the location associated with one or more location-based restrictions on collecting data. The information gathering method also includes restricting access to sensor-collectable data associated with the package in accordance with the or more location-based restrictions.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G06F 21/00 - Dispositions de sécurité pour protéger les calculateurs, leurs composants, les programmes ou les données contre une activité non autorisée