US 9,811,803 B2
System and method for providing real-time tracking of items in a distribution network
Stephen M. Dearing, Herndon, VA (US); Kuldip K. Goyal, Alexandria, VA (US); Carla F. Sherry, Annandale, VA (US); Amy B. Cradic, Reston, VA (US); C. Scot Atkins, Chantilly, VA (US); and Himesh A. Patel, Centerville, VA (US)
Assigned to United States Postal Service, Washington, DC (US)
Filed by United States Postal Service, Washington, DC (US)
Filed on Feb. 25, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/53,746.
Application 15/053,746 is a continuation of application No. 14/309,747, filed on Jun. 19, 2014, granted, now 9,336,510.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/837,047, filed on Jun. 19, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/936,239, filed on Feb. 5, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0171433 A1, Jun. 16, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06K 7/00 (2006.01); G06Q 10/08 (2012.01); G06K 7/14 (2006.01)
CPC G06Q 10/087 (2013.01) [G06K 7/1413 (2013.01); G06K 7/1417 (2013.01); G06Q 10/0833 (2013.01)] 31 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for providing access to a distribution network comprising:
a scanner configured to scan a plurality of computer readable codes on a plurality of items in a distribution network, each of the computer readable codes including a sender identifier, the scanner further configured to generate scan data for each of the plurality of items and configured to associate the sender identifier with the scan data for each of the plurality of items;
a data repository in communication with the scanner, the data repository configured to store the scan data;
an interface configured to receive a specific sender identifier, to receive a user request for delivery performance attributes, to select the scan data stored in the data repository for items associated with the sender identifier and to communicate the selected scan data to a processor;
wherein the processor is configured to receive the selected scan data and diagnose delivery performance based on the selected scan data, to generate a delivery performance report and correct a delivery performance issue according to the diagnosis of a delivery performance issue.