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1. US20060184404 - Delivery operations information system with daily workload management feature and methods of use

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United States of America
Application Number 11207908
Application Date 19.08.2005
Publication Number 20060184404
Publication Date 17.08.2006
Publication Kind A1
IPC
G06F 9/44
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
9Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
06using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
44Arrangements for executing specific programs
G05B 19/418
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
19Programme-control systems
02electric
418Total factory control, i.e. centrally controlling a plurality of machines, e.g. direct or distributed numerical control (DNC), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
G06F 9/46
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
9Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
06using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
46Multiprogramming arrangements
G06F 17/50
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
50Computer-aided design
Applicants SCOTT GALE R
FISHER CHARLES V
Inventors Scott Gale R.
Fisher Charles V.
Agents FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER;LLP
Priority Data 11207908 19.08.2005 US
60602592 19.08.2004 US
60706510 08.08.2005 US
Title
(EN) Delivery operations information system with daily workload management feature and methods of use
Abstract
(EN)

The present invention provides a system for managing information related to a delivery service provider and systems of using such a system. The system and systems provided herein allow a delivery service provider to coordinate with efficiency the volume of mail or packages to be delivered with the carrier resources available to deliver them. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the delivery operation information system tracks quantities of articles, schedules their distribution, and schedules and tracks the work force that distributes the articles.