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Transportation Logistics

Some of the most successful new companies, such as Uber and AirBNB, have taken advantage of a more connected world to monetize underutilized assets. In the freight industry, an opportunity may exist to monetize unused cargo space if a company can: 1) identify a carrier’s unused space, 2) locate a shipper who has need for that space, and 3) provide a platform for these two parties to find each other. The sector limits its examination of the shipping process between the time when a shipper begins to choose a carrier to when the freight gets to its destination city. The focus of analysis is at the level of asset management (i.e. cargo/containers) rather than individual packages/consumer delivery. The Shipping Digital Asset Management sector primarily concerns itself with patents and patent applications that enable shippers and carriers to connect and take advantage of underutilized cargo space. As such, documents relating to the "last mile" and final item delivery are not included. Click here to view category descriptions and context.


Top 10 Corporate Owners


 
Issued Patent Count   
 
Published Application Count

Corporation Patents and Published Applications Count
1. UPS
 
 
77
2. Blackberry Limited
 
 
39
3. Inventor
 
 
39
4. Uber
 
 
31
5. IBM
 
 
26
6. SAP
 
 
20
7. Iship Inc.
 
 
17
8. Walmart
 
 
17
9. Accenture
 
 
16
10. Route4me, Inc.
 
 
14




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Blockchain
  •  
    936
    79 Blockchain , 1 Forward Citations
  • Routing
  •  
    738
    132 Routing , 8 Forward Citation
  • Load Management
  •  
    724
    118 Load Management , 4 Forward Citation
  • Tracking
  •  
    245
    225 Tracking , 19 Forward Citation , 1 Forward Citations
  • Carrier Matching
  •  
    554
    249 Carrier Matching , 21 Forward Citation
  • Price Calculation
  •  
    79
    75 Price Calculation , 4 Forward Citation


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    Recent Published Activity in Transportation Logistics as of January 22, 2021