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Segmenting operational data

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for segmenting operational data and identifying events of interested in the segmented operational data. With the events of interest identified from the segmented operational data, a total time between the events of interest can be determined, evaluated, and provided.... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Concepts for asset identification

Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for identifying assets (e.g., mobile assets and/or personnel assets). In one embodiment, a mobile asset can be uniquely identified from RFID tags. In another embodiment, mobile assets and personnel assets can be identified from captured image data. After identification, it can... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Secure lockers for use as item exchange points

A secure, computerized locker bank that is adapted to facilitate the payment for, and physical exchange of an item between entities who have brokered the sale of the item via a marketplace, such as an on-line marketplace (e.g., an on-line auction site, an on-line classified advertisement site, or an online... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

System and notification of an aircraft cargo fire within a container

Various embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for notifying a flight crew of a fire condition in a cargo container of an aircraft. For instance, particular embodiments involve installing at least one notification device on a cargo container that is in communication with at least one... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

X-ray scanning system and method

Systems and methods are provided for scanning an item utilizing an X-ray scanner in order to facilitate a determination of whether the X-ray radiation penetrated through the entirety of the scanned item. Various embodiments comprise a conveying mechanism, an X-ray emitter, a detector, and an X-ray penetration grid (XPG). The... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Systems and methods of locating and selling items at attended delivery/pickup locations

A system and method for locating nearby attended delivery/pickup locations with a particular item in stock is described. The system receives a request from an individual to purchase a particular item from an on-line retailer. The system receives information associated with attended delivery/pickup locations, including location and inventory information. The... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Systems and methods for assessing turns made by a vehicle

Various embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a systems and methods for assessing turns made by one or more vehicles. According to various embodiments, the system is configured to identify, based telematics data captured from the vehicles, turns executed by the vehicle during a particular time period.... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Location tracking using beacons

Systems and methods for tracking the location of an asset may utilize wireless asset beacons broadcasting asset information/data and powered asset beacons secured relative to movable powered assets. The powered asset beacons may be configured to receive signals transmitted from the asset beacons and to ascertain a relative location between... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Systems, methods, and computer program products for intelligently processing and manipulating a subject image according to consumer data

A system, method and computer program product are provided for processing a subject image, consumer data, and product images to generate product recommendations. Subject images may be provided by consumers and may include products they wish to buy, and/or images of themselves to be utilized as an avatar. The subject... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Internal location address and automatic routing of intra-facility movement

Various embodiments are directed to systems and methods for facilitating movement within a facility by providing internal navigation instructions to a user, and/or for automatically operating various transportation mechanisms within the facility to move the user therein. Various embodiments thus comprise a computing entity configured to receive location information/data indicative... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Internal location address and automatic routing of intra-facility movement

Various embodiments are directed to systems and methods for facilitating movement within a facility by providing internal navigation instructions to a user, and/or for automatically operating various transportation mechanisms within the facility to move the user therein. Various embodiments thus comprise a computing entity configured to receive location information/data indicative... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Analyzing posture-based image data

Various embodiments are directed to systems and methods for determining whether an individual uses proper posture to perform a job duty/task. For example, systems may determine whether an individual utilizes proper posture when lifting a heavy item from a floor. Accordingly, various embodiments comprise an image capture device and a... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Methods, apparatuses & computer program products for utilizing visual authentication tokens as cross-platform credentials

An apparatus is provided for facilitating cross-platform authentication. The apparatus may include at least one memory and at least one processor configured to detect that a visual token includes data indicating one or more authentication credentials for accessing a communication device in response to scanning the visual token. The computer... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Systems and methods for ranking potential attended delivery/pickup locations

A computer system for ranking potential attended delivery/pickup locations is disclosed. In various embodiments, a user or computer system identifies an area in which to establish at least one attended delivery/pickup location. In a particular embodiment, the system receives data associated with potential attended delivery/pickup locations (e.g., attended delivery/pickup location... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Sharing location information with a recipient

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities for tracking an item delivery are provided. In one embodiment, an item is associated with a vehicle (e.g., manned or unmanned terrestrial vehicle, nautical vehicle, and/or aerial vehicle) by updating item data in a database. An item tracking session is then... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Sharing location information with a recipient

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities for tracking an item delivery are provided. In one embodiment, an item is associated with a vehicle (e.g., manned or unmanned terrestrial vehicle, nautical vehicle, and/or aerial vehicle) by updating item data in a database. An item tracking session is then... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Remote initiation of interaction by a computing entity

Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products for interactive deliveries are provided. For an upcoming service point that is associated with a service point device, it is determined whether the item to be delivered to the service point is within an activation zone for activating the service point device. Responsive... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Remote initiation of interaction by a computing entity

Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products for interactive deliveries are provided. For an upcoming service point that is associated with a service point device, it is determined whether the item to be delivered to the service point is within an activation zone for activating the service point device. Responsive... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Unmanned aerial vehicle including a removable parcel carrier

Systems and methods include UAVs that serve to assist carrier personnel by reducing the physical demands of the transportation and delivery process. A UAV generally includes a UAV chassis including an upper portion, a plurality of propulsion members configured to provide lift to the UAV chassis, and a parcel carrier... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Unmanned aerial vehicle pick-up and delivery systems

Systems and methods include UAVs that serve to assist carrier personnel by reducing the physical demands of the transportation and delivery process. A UAV generally includes a UAV chassis including an upper portion, a plurality of propulsion members configured to provide lift to the UAV chassis, and a parcel carrier... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Unmanned aerial vehicle including a removable power source

Systems and methods include UAVs that serve to assist carrier personnel by reducing the physical demands of the transportation and delivery process. A UAV generally includes a UAV chassis including an upper portion, a plurality of propulsion members configured to provide lift to the UAV chassis, and a parcel carrier... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Methods for dispatching unmanned aerial delivery vehicles

Systems and methods include UAVs that serve to assist carrier personnel by reducing the physical demands of the transportation and delivery process. A UAV generally includes a UAV chassis including an upper portion, a plurality of propulsion members configured to provide lift to the UAV chassis, and a parcel carrier... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Methods for delivering a parcel to a restricted access area

Systems and methods include UAVs that serve to assist carrier personnel by reducing the physical demands of the transportation and delivery process. A UAV generally includes a UAV chassis including an upper portion, a plurality of propulsion members configured to provide lift to the UAV chassis, and a parcel carrier... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Methods for landing an unmanned aerial vehicle

Systems and methods include UAVs that serve to assist carrier personnel by reducing the physical demands of the transportation and delivery process. A UAV generally includes a UAV chassis including an upper portion, a plurality of propulsion members configured to provide lift to the UAV chassis, and a parcel carrier... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Generating notifications using logical groupings

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities for generating notifications/messages are provided. In one embodiment, logical groupings associated with items to be delivered are stored. The shipping data for the items can comprise item identifiers and logical grouping identifiers. By using a current logical grouping identifier, it can... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Generating notifications using logical groupings

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities for generating notifications/messages are provided. In one embodiment, logical groupings associated with items to be delivered are stored. The shipping data for the items can comprise item identifiers and logical grouping identifiers. By using a current logical grouping identifier, it can... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Conveyor belt assembly including an imaging system and systems and methods using the same

Various embodiments provide an improved conveyor belt comprising: a visible surface having a primary axis oriented in a machine direction; a plurality of first stripes having a first visible appearance, each of the plurality of first stripes at least in part defining the visible surface and being oriented perpendicular to... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for managing and providing formulaic rates

An apparatus is provided for generating formulaic rates. The apparatus may include at least one memory and a processor(s) configured to define a first formula(s) in a row(s) of a database to calculate a first shipping rate value for a first type of shipping rate, among plural types of shipping... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Template-based weather data queries for compiling location-based weather monitoring data for defined transportation routes

Various embodiments are directed to systems and methods for monitoring and compiling weather information/data for a plurality of identified locations along a route. A central computing entity 100 may store and retrieve a weather information/data inquiry template from memory, and may populate the weather information/data inquiry template with relevant information/data... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Systems and methods for utilizing telematics data to improve fleet management operations

According to various embodiments, a fleet management system is provided for capturing, storing, and analyzing telematics data to improve fleet management operations. The fleet management system may be used, for example, by a shipping entity (e.g., a common carrier) to capture telematics data from a plurality of vehicle sensors located... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Determining estimated pick-up/delivery windows using clustering

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products for determining delivery or pick-up windows. In one embodiment a method is provided comprising determining whether sufficient historical information/data to determine an estimated pick-up/delivery time is received for each weekday when deliveries are made and in response... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Determining estimated pick-up/delivery windows using clustering

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products for determining delivery or pick-up windows. In one embodiment a method is provided comprising determining whether sufficient historical information/data to determine an estimated pick-up/delivery time is received for each weekday when deliveries are made and in response... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Determining estimated pick-up/delivery windows using clustering

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products for determining delivery or pick-up windows. In one embodiment a method is provided comprising determining whether sufficient historical information/data to determine an estimated pick-up/delivery time is received for each weekday when deliveries are made and in response... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Systems and methods for assessing operational data for a vehicle fleet

Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a fleet management system configured for capturing and evaluating vehicle telematics data, such as data captured from one or more vehicle telematics devices indicative of one or more vehicle dynamics, and service data, such as data captured from one or more... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Distributed task processing within physical environment based on mobile device user capacity

Various embodiments are directed to a distributed computing task processor comprising a central computing entity and one or more mobile computing entities. The central computing entity is configured to generate task records corresponding to one or more tasks and to delegate various tasks to the one or more mobile computing... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240358

Conveyor belt, conveyor belt assembly including an imaging system, and methods of using the same

Various embodiments provide an improved conveyor belt comprising: a visible surface having a primary axis oriented in a machine direction; a plurality of first stripes having a first visible appearance, each of the plurality of first stripes at least in part defining the visible surface and being oriented perpendicular to... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243160

Systems, methods, and computer program products for processing a package for shipping with a common carrier on a wireless computing device

Various embodiments of present invention provide systems, methods, and computer-program products containing executable code for processing a package for shipping with a common carrier. Various embodiments include a wireless computing device that may be one of several types of devices such as smartphones, mobile telephones, mobile computers, portable digital assistants,... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228694

Systems and methods for managing a transportation plan

Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer program products are provided. In an example embodiment, a method is provided comprising receiving input identifying load information corresponding to a load to be inserted into a transportation plan. The transportation plan comprises a plurality of transportation schedules, each schedule comprising a plurality of transportation... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228845

Systems and methods for managing a transportation plan

Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer program products are provided. In an example embodiment, a method is provided comprising receiving input identifying load information corresponding to a load to be inserted into a transportation plan. The transportation plan comprises a plurality of transportation schedules, each schedule comprising a plurality of transportation... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228846

Systems and methods for managing a transportation plan

Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer program products are provided. In an example embodiment, a method is provided comprising receiving input identifying load information corresponding to a load to be inserted into a transportation plan. The transportation plan comprises a plurality of transportation schedules, each schedule comprising a plurality of transportation... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220982

Arranging for shipment of a package without generating a shipping label

Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for arranging for shipping a package without the customer needing to generate or apply a shipping label, or any other information, to the package. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a carrier server and a carrier device. The carrier server... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

06/22/17 / #20170181072

Managed access to multiple wireless carriers

Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for managing access of mobile stations to a plurality of wireless carriers. For example, in one embodiment, a central system can provide configuration files to mobile stations. The mobile stations can use the configuration files to access a plurality of different... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160096

Systems and methods for updating maps based on telematics data

Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a mapping management computer system. According to various embodiments, the mapping management computer system may be configured for updating geographical maps by assessing map data and operational data including vehicle telematics data to identify portions of a vehicle path that do... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161805

Systems and methods for providing and dynamically updating customer-specific shipping information on an on-site server

A commerce system for serving a customer of delivery services using dynamically updated data including platform services, an operations-management server maintained by a vendor, and a local commerce server and a remote computer system maintained by a delivery services company. The operations-management server is positioned at a customer location and... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151917

Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for measuring vehicle carbon footprint

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for determining carbon emissions of one or more vehicles. For instance, in one example embodiment, an apparatus may calculate miles traveled by the vehicles along a predefined route and may calculate a fuel usage of the vehicles for traveling along the... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

05/25/17 / #20170147309

Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for improving productivity for building applications

An apparatus is provided for building an application. The apparatus may include at least one memory and at least one processor configured to generate a build of an application in a C Object-Oriented Programming Language. The processor is also configured to generate a unity file including a plurality of source... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

05/11/17 / #20170132558

Connection-based or communication-based services and determinations

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided. In one embodiment, computing entities can establish direct communications with one another using a variety of protocols and standards. Such direction communications can be monitored or attempted to be established to determine whether an item is allowed or disallowed... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107056

Automated loading and unloading items

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for automated loading and retrieval of items. In various embodiments, items are received at a loading station where identification data may be captured for each item and handling instructions may be generated. In some embodiments, a label having indicia... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108349

Viewing, modifying, and/or creating routes

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for creating, modifying, and viewing geographic areas and their corresponding routes and items of work. For example, an interface can be provided with a map display area and a route display area. The map display area and the route... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108577

Identifying an asset sort location

Systems and methods for facilitating the sorting of assets to sort locations. In various embodiments, a sort employee scans an asset indicia using a user device, which stores asset data corresponding to the stored asset. As the sort employee nears a sort location (e.g., a delivery vehicle) with the asset... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109693

Viewing, modifying, and/or creating routes

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for creating, modifying, and viewing geographic areas and their corresponding routes and items of work. For example, an interface can be provided with a map display area and a route display area. The map display area and the route... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109694

Systems and methods for freight tracking and monitoring

System, methods, and computer program products are provided for enhanced freight tracking and monitoring. The system may track the location of a freight shipment within a carrier's transportation network from the time it is picked up by a carrier from a consignor until it is delivered to a consignee, provide... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080268

Suppressing a fire condition in a cargo container

Various concepts are provided for suppressing a fire condition in an aircraft. In one embodiment, the presence of a fire condition in an aircraft is detected. After such a detection, extinguishing agents can be dispensed and/or certain areas of the aircraft can be depressurized.... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083862

Systems and methods for reserving space in carrier vehicles to provide on demand delivery services

An unallocated item/product inventory is maintained in each of a plurality of delivery vehicles traversing service routes within a delivery service area. Upon receipt of an order for delivery of an item/product that may be selected from the item/product inventory maintained within a delivery vehicle and that is to be... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074668

Viewing, modifying, and/or creating routes

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for creating, modifying, and viewing geographic areas and their corresponding routes and items of work. For example, an interface can be provided with a map display area and a route display area. The map display area and the route... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

03/16/17 / #20170075025

X-ray scanning system and method

Systems and methods are provided for scanning an item utilizing an X-ray scanner in order to facilitate a determination of whether the X-ray radiation penetrated through the entirety of the scanned item. Various embodiments comprise a conveying mechanism, an X-ray emitter, a detector, and an X-ray penetration grid (XPG). The... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

03/02/17 / #20170063806

Facilitating remote access of devices in a secure environment

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products for facilitating remote access of customer computing entities in a secure environment. In one embodiment a method is provided comprising providing, by a first user computer entity and through a first window displaying a first webpage in... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

03/02/17 / #20170063924

Facilitating remote access of devices in a secure environment

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products for facilitating remote access of customer computing entities in a secure environment. In one embodiment a method is provided comprising providing, by a first user computer entity and through a first window displaying a first webpage in... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046656

Dynamic code assignment for international shipment of an item

Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer program products are provided. In an example embodiment, a communication comprising form fields is received. A form field corresponding to first item information for a first item is identified. A textual item description for the first item is extracted from the form field. A code... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036816

Portable bag having integrated handling openings and improved volumetric characteristics and assembly for use therewith

A portable bag is provided, comprising: a plurality of surfaces; at least two handling openings, the at least two handling openings being integrally defined on at least one of the plurality of surfaces; and an interior liner further defining the interior compartment of the portable bag, the interior liner being... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036817

Portable bag having improved handling features and improved volumetric characteristics and assembly for use therewith

A portable bag is provided, comprising: a plurality of surfaces configured to define an interior compartment, the surfaces including a front and rear surface connected by a pair of side surfaces; at least two handling extensions, a respective each of said at least two handling extensions being positioned adjacent to... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030721

Systems and methods for identifying attributes located along segments of a driving route

Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer program products for identify the probability of a particular attribute being located along a segment of interest for a driving route. In general, various embodiments of the invention involve representing the segment of the driving route by patterns of... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032309

Arranging for shipment of a package without generating a shipping label

Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for arranging for shipping a package without the customer needing to generate or apply a shipping label, or any other information, to the package. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a carrier server and a carrier device. The carrier server... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011437

Systems, methods, and computer program products for detecting billing anomalies

Systems, methods, and computer program products for validating billing data and detecting anomalies in billing data are provided. In one embodiment a method is provided, the method comprising: receiving historical billing data for a customer, the historical billing data organized into a plurality of historical data sets; calculating a plurality... United Parcel Service Of America Inc








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