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Brett Brinton, William Brinton Jr, Daniel Mayer, Eric Manegold, Charles Michael McQuade: System and process to validate inspection data. Zonar Systems, Michael C King, January 31, 2012: US08106757 (16 worldwide citation)

Techniques are disclosed for validating that an operator has moved a portable device sufficiently close to an inspection point to enable the operator to perform an inspection. A first exemplary technique employs a first portable device that includes a sensor for detecting the inspection point, a spe ...


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Bryan Hunt, Charles Michael McQuade: Method and apparatus for 3-D accelerometer based slope determination, real-time vehicle mass determination, and vehicle efficiency analysis. Zonar Systems, Michael C King, December 23, 2014: US08918229 (10 worldwide citation)

Three dimensional accelerometer data is used to determine a slope the vehicle is traveling over at a specific point in time. The slope data can then be combined with other metrics to provide an accurate, slope corrected vehicle mass. The vehicle mass can then be used along with other vehicle data to ...


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Brett Brinton, Charles Michael McQuade, William Brinton Jr, Daniel Mayer, Eric Manegold, Richard Lugash, Robie G Russell: Method and apparatus to automate data collection during a mandatory inspection. Zonar Systems, Michael C King, March 19, 2013: US08400296 (9 worldwide citation)

A system and method for verifying that an operator was sufficiently close to one or more items to be inspected during an inspection to actually inspect the components, and storing an indication to that effect in a memory accessible via a computer network. In addition to the indication, the memory ca ...


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Charles Michael McQuade, Brett Brinton: System and method to improve the efficiency of vehicle inspections by enabling remote actuation of vehicle components. Zonar Systems, Michael C King, August 19, 2014: US08810385 (8 worldwide citation)

A handheld, portable device is used to facilitate inspection of vehicles, by wirelessly conveying an activation command to the vehicle to actuate a vehicle component, to facilitate inspection of the actuated component. The activation command is received by a wireless data link in the vehicle, which ...


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Charles Michael McQuade, Bryan Hunt, Dan Mayer: Method and apparatus for matching vehicle ECU programming to current vehicle operating conditions. Zonar Systems, Michael C King, December 16, 2014: US08914184 (6 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are techniques for implementing vehicle ECU reprogramming, so the ECU programming, which plays a large role in vehicle performance characteristics, is tailored to current operational requirements, which may be different than the operational characteristics selected by the manufactur ...


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Bryan Hunt, Charles Michael McQuade: Method and apparatus for 3-D acceleromter based slope determination, real-time vehicle mass determination, and vehicle efficiency analysis. Zonar Systems, Michael C King, October 27, 2015: US09170913 (3 worldwide citation)

Three dimensional accelerometer data is used to determine a slope the vehicle is traveling over at a specific point in time. The slope data can then be combined with other metrics to provide an accurate, slope corrected vehicle mass. The vehicle mass can then be used along with other vehicle data to ...


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Bryan Hunt: Method and apparatus for reducing data transfer rates from a vehicle data logger when a quality of the cellular or satellite link is poor. ZONAR SYSTEMS, Michael C King, March 22, 2016: US09292978 (3 worldwide citation)

System and method for reducing data transfer rates when a quality of the cellular or satellite link (i.e., a long range wireless data link) is poor. Such a concept is particularly well suited to embodiments where the vehicle data being logged or collected includes position data, because consumers of ...


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Charles Michael McQuade, Brett Brinton, William Brinton Jr, Christopher Oliver, Frederíck Fakkema: Method and apparatus for implementing a vehicle inspection waiver program. Zonar Systems, Michael C King, May 27, 2014: US08736419 (1 worldwide citation)

Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station, and if the enrolled vehicle has a vali ...


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Bryan Hunt, Charles Michael McQuade: Using social networking to improve driver performance based on industry sharing of driver performance data. Zonar Systems, Michael C King, August 9, 2016: US09412282 (1 worldwide citation)

Data is collected during the operation of a vehicle and used to produce a ranking of a driver's efficiency performance, and that ranking is shared on a hosted website, such that the drivers can compare their performance metrics to their peers. Fleet operators can use these performance metrics as inc ...


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Bryan Hunt: Method and apparatus for changing either driver behavior or vehicle behavior based on current vehicle location and zone definitions created by a remote user. ZONAR SYSTEMS, Michael C King, June 7, 2016: US09358986 (1 worldwide citation)

A remote user can define one or more zone based driver/vehicle behavior definitions. Current vehicle location is analyzed at the vehicle or remotely to determine if the vehicle is approaching or has arrived at a location for which a zone based driver/vehicle behavior has been defined. For zone based ...