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 new patent  Drop box item deposit sensor system and methods of using the same

An item drop box sensor system for detecting items deposited within a drop box may be configured to detect movement of an item deposit tray and to detect items deposited within the drop box. The drop box sensor system may comprise one or more tray movement sensors for detecting movement of the deposit tray, one or more item detection sensors configured to detect items passing into the drop box via the deposit tray, and an onboard controller for selectively activating the various sensors to conserve power and for transmitting data indicative of the status of the drop box to a central server configured for scheduling item pickups for various geographically spaced drop boxes.. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Computerized locker banks with enhanced forecasting capabilities

Computerized locker banks and related computing systems, according to various embodiments, are adapted to track consignee-specific and non-consignee-specific data regarding the pickup of parcels from particular locker banks (or other alternate delivery locations) and to use that information to forecast inventories for the particular locker banks over time. For example, the system may use this information, and/or other suitable information, to generate a set of projected inventories for a particular locker bank for each sequential two-hour block of time on a particular day. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Mobile locker bank systems and methods

A locker bank system for expanding the capacity of a fixed locker bank having monitors when the number of available lockers drops below a predefined threshold capacity at the fixed locker bank. In response to this trigger, a mobile locker bank is automatically routed to the fixed locker bank to increase a number of available lockers at the location. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Peer-based mobile computing entity management system

Various embodiments are directed to systems and methods for engaging a service provider to perform a delivery service to redirect a shipment to be delivered to an alternative intended destination upon receipt of a redirection request. Based on a monitored current location of a last mile delivery vehicle scheduled to deliver the shipment to an initial intended destination, a computing entity monitors the location of available service providers capable of meeting the last mile delivery vehicle to pick up the shipment and transport the shipment to the alternative intended destination. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Methods for picking up a parcel via 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 configured for being selectively coupled to and removed from the uav chassis. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Methods for delivering a parcel via 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 configured for being selectively coupled to and removed from the uav chassis. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Methods for loading a parcel carrier to 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 configured for being selectively coupled to and removed from the uav chassis. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Delivery vehicle including an unmanned aerial vehicle loading robot

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 configured for being selectively coupled to and removed from the uav chassis. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Delivery vehicle including an unmanned aerial vehicle support mechanism

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 configured for being selectively coupled to and removed from the uav chassis. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Unmanned aerial vehicle and landing system

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 configured for being selectively coupled to and removed from the uav chassis. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Systems and methods for a real-time workflow platform

Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for enabling design, generation, and execution of real-time workflows. Such embodiments provide a graphical designer including a plurality of shapes representing the various objects of a workflow that are used to model the workflow. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

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 and extending outwardly relative to a respective one of said pair of side surfaces, and at least two handling openings, said at least two handling openings being integrally defined on at least one of said at least two handling extensions. An associated assembly is also provided, including the portable bag further comprising a set of eyelets positioned on each of the front and rear surfaces of the plurality of surfaces and the assembly further comprising a portable bag dispenser comprising at least two portions configured to slidably extend through the set of eyelets.. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Electronically connectable packaging systems configured for shipping items

Various embodiments are directed to methods and systems for initiating shipment of a connected shipment/item via a computing entity. The computing entity detects the presence of a shipment/item within a communication range of the computing entity based on received wireless communications, and initializes executable instructions upon detection of the electronically connected shipment/item to initiate shipment of the shipment/item. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

Automation of canonical model usage in application development processes

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatuses, and computing entities are provided for enforcing usage of a canonical model. For example, machine-automatable artifacts that express the canonical model using a set of metadata constraints and a set of transformation rules can be received from a canonical model artifact repository. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134388

Unmanned aerial vehicle chassis

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 configured for being selectively coupled to and removed from the uav chassis. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

05/03/18 / #20180122119

Displaying items of interest in an augmented reality environment

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for overcoming the technical problem of providing an augmented reality that displays an actual image of the item or a proportionally dimensioned representation of the item to a user. To overcome this challenge, two separate approaches can be used: a beacon/tag/sensor-based approach and a marker-based approach.. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

05/03/18 / #20180122118

Displaying items of interest in an augmented reality environment

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for overcoming the technical problem of providing an augmented reality that displays an actual image of the item or a proportionally dimensioned representation of the item to a user. To overcome this challenge, two separate approaches can be used: a beacon/tag/sensor-based approach and a marker-based approach.. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082497

Systems and methods for assessing vehicle and vehicle operator efficiency

Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a fleet management computer system for assessing vehicle efficiency. According to various embodiments, the fleet management computer system is configured for receiving and assessing vehicle telematics data in order to determine an idle percentage of engine run time value representing the percentage of the vehicle's engine run time during which the vehicle's engine was idling during the one or more time periods. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068254

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. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060829

Concepts for maintaining updated electronic task-management records reflecting planned shipment activities

Computer-implemented methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided. In one embodiment, shipment information/data corresponding to a proposed shipment from a customer computing device is received. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060812

Systems and methods for synchronizing delivery of related parcels via a computerized locker bank

A synchronized delivery system for delivering parcels directly to an alternate delivery location such as a locker bank in lieu of making any delivery attempt at a primary delivery location such as a home or office. The system may deliver parcels directly to the alternate delivery location when a related parcel is currently stored at the alternate delivery location awaiting pickup. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060800

Locker banks with automatically opening doors

A remote locker bank control system is configured to facilitate wireless control of a locker bank computer using a mobile computing device. The system may increase the ease with which a delivery driver can deliver parcels to the locker bank. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053152

Systems and methods for initiating returns over a network

The present invention provides systems and methods for processing return transactions over a network. An embodiment of the invention discloses an online return application that generates an electronic return shipping label that can be delivered to a browser of a customer that wishes to make a return. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052868

Standardization of addresses and location information

Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for standardizing addresses and providing information associated with geographic areas/points of interest. For example, location data can be collected for serviceable points. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040179

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. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040173

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

02/01/18 / #20180033235

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 retail marketplace), or a traditional marketplace (e.g., traditional paper classified advertisements). In particular embodiments, each locker in the computerized locker bank comprises one or more imaging devices for allowing a potential purchaser to view an item (e.g., stored within a locker) before purchasing the item and retrieving it from the locker.. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025603

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 the asset beacon and the powered asset to determine an estimated location of the asset. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025555

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

01/25/18 / #20180025319

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. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

01/25/18 / #20180024267

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). ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

01/25/18 / #20180022470

System and method of 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 of a fire-detection system or a fire-suppression system for the cargo container. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020333

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 of a current location of a user and destination information/data indicative of a desired destination for the user, generate a recommended route for the user, and transmit one or more signals to location devices along the recommended route to provide navigations cues to the user, or to one or more transportation mechanisms to enable the user to board the transportation mechanism at a first location, and disembark the transportation mechanism closer to the desired destination.. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020326

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 of a current location of a user and destination information/data indicative of a desired destination for the user, generate a recommended route for the user, and transmit one or more signals to location devices along the recommended route to provide navigations cues to the user, or to one or more transportation mechanisms to enable the user to board the transportation mechanism at a first location, and disembark the transportation mechanism closer to the desired destination.. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018729

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. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013745

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. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012357

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. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005184

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. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337511

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. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337510

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. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323545

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. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323259

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. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308850

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. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308849

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. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291772

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 the primary axis; and a plurality of second stripes having a second visible appearance, each of the plurality of second stripes at least in part defining the visible surface and being oriented perpendicular to the primary axis, wherein: the second visible appearance provides a contrasting appearance relative to the first visible appearance; and each of the plurality of second stripes are located intermediate two of the plurality of first stripes such that the plurality of first and second stripes collectively define an alternating contrasting pattern on the visible surface of the improved conveyor belt.. . ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286894

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 rates, associated with a first rate identifier. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

09/28/17 / #20170278316

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 on various delivery vehicles and to analyze the captured telematics data. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

09/28/17 / #20170276507

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 identifying locations for which weather information/data is requested. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

09/14/17 / #20170263059

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 portable data acquisition devices indicative of one or more service dynamics. In certain embodiments, the fleet management system is configured to associate captured vehicle telematics data with captured service data based on the contextual attributes of each, such as the time, date, and location of data capture. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262804

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 to determining that the sufficient historical information/data is available for a first weekday, determining an estimated pick-up/delivery time for the first serviceable point and for the first weekday based on the sufficient historical information/data for the first serviceable point and for the first weekday. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262803

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 to determining that the sufficient historical information/data is available for a first weekday, determining an estimated pick-up/delivery time for the first serviceable point and for the first weekday based on the sufficient historical information/data for the first serviceable point and for the first weekday. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262799

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 to determining that the sufficient historical information/data is available for a first weekday, determining an estimated pick-up/delivery time for the first serviceable point and for the first weekday based on the sufficient historical information/data for the first serviceable point and for the first weekday. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255489

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 entities. ... 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, laptop computers, gaming devices, electronic tablets, or other types of similar devices. ... 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 the primary axis; and a plurality of second stripes having a second visible appearance, each of the plurality of second stripes at least in part defining the visible surface and being oriented perpendicular to the primary axis, wherein: the second visible appearance provides a contrasting appearance relative to the first visible appearance; and each of the plurality of second stripes are located intermediate two of the plurality of first stripes such that the plurality of first and second stripes collectively define an alternating contrasting pattern on the visible surface of the improved conveyor belt.. . ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 operatively connected to the platform services. ... 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 not correspond to known travel paths. ... 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 route to obtain one or more fuel values. ... 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. ... 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 for weight determinations and shipping re-classifications of the freight shipment during transport, and provide real-time status information and reports to the carrier, consignor, and/or consignee.. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 delivered to a destination location within the delivery service area, a delivery vehicle driver is instructed to deliver an item/product selected from the item/product inventory located on the delivery vehicle during the corresponding service route on the same day that the order was placed. ... 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. ... 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). ... 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. ... 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 a browser, a request for instruction for a particular device, the instructions being in a native command language of the particular device, wherein the request is provided over a first secure encrypted connection using a first protocol, receiving, the instructions over the first secure encrypted connection using the first protocol, initiating a bridge webpage, the bridge webpage being initiated in a second window in the browser, wherein the first window and the second window are in communication, and wherein the first page belongs to a first domain different from a second domain to which the second page belongs.. ... 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 a browser, a request for instruction for a particular device, the instructions being in a native command language of the particular device, wherein the request is provided over a first secure encrypted connection using a first protocol, receiving, the instructions over the first secure encrypted connection using the first protocol, initiating a bridge webpage, the bridge webpage being initiated in a second window in the browser, wherein the first window and the second window are in communication, and wherein the first page belongs to a first domain different from a second domain to which the second page belongs.. ... 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. ... 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 and extending outwardly relative to a respective one of said pair of side surfaces, and at least two handling openings, said at least two handling openings being integrally defined on at least one of said at least two handling extensions. An associated assembly is also provided, including the portable bag further comprising a set of eyelets positioned on each of the front and rear surfaces of the plurality of surfaces and the assembly further comprising a portable bag dispenser comprising at least two portions configured to slidably extend through the set of eyelets.. ... 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 positioned intermediate the interior compartment and the plurality of surfaces, at least two portions of the interior liner being inset relative to the plurality of surfaces to define respective cavities substantially aligned with the at least two handling openings. An associated assembly is also provided, including the portable bag further comprising a set of eyelets positioned on each of the front and rear surfaces of the plurality of surfaces and the assembly further comprising a portable bag dispenser comprising at least two portions configured to slidably extend through the set of eyelets.. ... 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. ... 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 speed variations obtained from gps elements along the segment of the driving route and using the representation as input for functions representing various types of attributes to determine the probability of a particular type of attribute existing along the segment of the driving route.. ... 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 of statistical representations of each of the plurality of historical data sets; generating a historical profile for the customer based on the plurality of statistical representations of the historical billing data; receiving current billing data for the customer; generating a current profile for the customer; comparing the current profile to the historical profile, the current profile and the historical profile being associated with the same at least one category attribute; and, based at least in part on the result of the comparison, determining whether one or more anomalies are present in the current billing data for the customer.. ... United Parcel Service Of America Inc








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