iGlobal Patents

As a manufacturer of cutting-edge mobile data terminals (MDTs) and electronic logging devices (ELDs) iGlobal, LLC has secured several U.S. patents and continues enhancing and developing state-of-the-art products for the transportation industry.

In addition, iGlobal, LLC owns two United States patents related to Mexico:

  • Mexican Patent No. 245,458
  • Mexican Patent No. 304,617

Freight Flow Processing Patents

iGlobal, LLC, owns several United States patents related to “Freight Flow Processing”.

Information Transmission and Processing Systems and Methods for Freight Carriers – U.S. Pat. No. 8,179,238; No. 8,188,847; No. 8,339,251; No. 8,358,205; No. 8,362,888

Methods and systems for remotely monitoring trailer or trailers attached to a vehicle are provided. The method includes associating an identification tag or abs ecu that is configured to broadcast a trailer identification signal with a trailer.

The method further includes receiving the trailer identification signal on-board the vehicle, associating the trailer identification signal with the vehicle, transmitting the trailer identification signal to a remote processor and receiving the trailer identification signal at the remote processor.

The system comprises a mobile data terminal capable of generating and responding to telematic events comprising at least one processor, a graphical user interface, an input device, a memory and a set of executable instructions which may include a plurality of modules, such as a vehicle location module capable of receiving a GPS signal and transmitting the GPS signal to a remote processor for determining a location of a transportation unit.

Hardware Patents

Seat belt Mount for a Computing Device – U.S. Pat. No. US 9,539,955 B2

The present specification generally relates to securing mechanisms and, more specifically, to mechanism for securing a mobile computing device within a vehicle.

In-cab mounted computers (sometimes called a “mobile data terminal” or “MDT”) enable a truck driver to process bills of lading and scan documents from the truck back to the office. The computing device, when equipped with a GPS receiver, can also allow the dispatcher to track the location and route progress of the driver and manage the productivity of the fleet.

The computing device may also connect to the truck’s internal computing system to provide information regarding preventative maintenance and engine fault codes, fuel economy, speed, and odometer mileage.

Computing devices may be mounted within the cab of the truck to reduce the likelihood that the driver will drop, damage, or lose the computing device or to reduce wear on the computing device. Although mounting the computing device within the cab provides protection for the device, existing mounting techniques may render it difficult to quickly remove the computing device from the mounting.

Thus, the company may need to rent additional trucks to handle business level spikes or to replace company-owned trucks that are being repaired, leaving the driver without a computing device. A driver who personally purchases a computing device may drive for multiple carriers or be in different trucks during the day. Accordingly, there is a need for a mount for a computing device that enables the computing device to be easily removed for transfer between trucks.

According to one embodiment, a securing mechanism for securing a computing device within a vehicle includes a first end and a second end. A top face and a bottom face extend from the first end to the second end, and the securing mechanism is folded, such that the bottom face at the first end is proximate to the bottom face at the second end, defining a channel configured to receive a portion of a vehicle seat belt. The securing mechanism also includes an attachment mechanism that is configured to attach the securing mechanism to the computing device.

In another embodiment, a system for securing a mobile device within a vehicle is described. The system includes the mobile device and a securing mechanism associated with the mobile device and configured to secure the mobile device within the vehicle by receiving a portion of a seat belt of the vehicle.

The securing mechanism includes two ends — first and second: a top face and a bottom face extending from the first end to the second end, the securing mechanism being folded in a u-shape such that the bottom face at the first end is proximate to the bottom face at the second end, defining a channel configured to receive the portion of the seat belt; and an attachment mechanism configured to associate the securing mechanism with the mobile device.

LTL Bills of Lading Patents

iGlobal, LLC, owns several United States patents related to “LTL Bills of Lading”.

Bill of Lading Transmission and Processing System for Less Than A Load Carriers – Canadian Pat. No. 2,422,018

The present invention automates the process of receiving transportation documentation and producing advanced loading manifests therefrom to optimize load planning and dynamic product shipment and delivery control. The methods provide for receipt of the transportation documentation, initial preparation, and transmission of the documentation from on board a vehicle or while the vehicle is in transit.

A remote processor receives the documentation; stores the documentation and feeds the documentation to a load planning software for generation of advance loading manifests from the remote, processor and receive them on demand.

Further; a mobile data transmission device is provided for use by a driver to communicate transportation documentation; and vehicle information to the remote processor, and, in some applications, can receive instructions for en route alterations of package pickup or delivery. The documentation can reside on a server remotely accessible by customers.

Bill of Lading Transmission and Processing System for Less Than a Load Carriers – U.S. Pat. No. 6,401,078; No. 7,769,644; No. 8,065,205

The present invention automates the process of receiving transportation documentation and producing advanced loading manifests therefrom to optimize load planning and dynamic product shipment and delivery control. The methods provide for receipt of the transportation documentation, initial preparation, and transmission of the documentation from on board a vehicle or while the vehicle is in transit.

A remote processor receives the documentation, stores the documentation and feeds the documentation to a load planning software for generation of advance loading manifests from the remote processor and receives them on demand.

Further, a mobile data transmission device is provided for use by a driver to communicate transportation documentation, and vehicle information to the remote processor, and, in some applications, can receive instructions for en route alterations of package pickup or delivery.

Shipping Documentation Patents

iGlobal, LLC, owns the several United States patents related to “shipping documentation”.

Methods for Processing and Transferring Shipping Documentation Data from a Vehicle – U.S. Pat. No. 8,321,307

The present invention automates the process of receiving transportation documentation and producing advanced loading manifests therefrom to optimize load planning and dynamic product shipment and delivery control. The methods provide for receipt of the transportation documentation, initial preparation, and transmission of the documentation from on board a vehicle or while the vehicle is in transit.

Methods for Processing Shipping Documentation Sent from a Vehicle – U.S. Pat. No. 8,275,676

The present invention automates the process of receiving transportation documentation and producing advanced loading manifests therefrom to optimize load planning and dynamic product shipment and delivery control. The methods provide for receipt of the transportation documentation, initial preparation, and transmission of the documentation from on board a vehicle or while the vehicle is in transit.

Vehicle Wireless Technology Patents

iGlobal, LLC, owns the several United States patents related to “Vehicle Wireless Technology”.

Methods for Wirelessly Routing a Vehicle – U.S. Pat. No. 8,374,927

The present invention automates the process of receiving transportation documentation and producing advanced loading manifests therefrom to optimize load planning and dynamic product shipment and delivery control. The methods provide for receipt of the transportation documentation, initial preparation, and transmission of the documentation from on board a vehicle or while the vehicle is in transit.

Devices for Processing Shipping Documentation Sent from a Vehicle – U.S. Pat. No. 8,275,675

The present invention automates the process of receiving transportation documentation and producing advanced loading manifests therefrom to optimize load planning and dynamic product shipment and delivery control. The methods provide for receipt of the transportation documentation, initial preparation, and transmission of the documentation from on board a vehicle or while the vehicle is in transit.

Devices for Wirelessly Routing a Vehicle – U.S. Pat. No. 8,275,678

The present invention automates the process of receiving transportation documentation and producing advanced loading manifests therefrom to optimize load planning and dynamic product shipment and delivery control. The methods provide for receipt of the transportation documentation, initial preparation, and transmission of the documentation from on board a vehicle or while the vehicle is in transit.