I.D. Systems’ receives “allowance of patent” for advanced cargo sensor

I.D. Systems said it has received a “notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a patent on an advanced cargo sensing system for dry van trailers and intermodal containers.

The technology integrates a battery-powered, light-based sensor with an ultrasonic cargo detector to improve cargo sensing accuracy, maximize device battery life, and provide loaded/unloaded data without the need for an external door sensor.

“With this enhancement, our VeriWise trailer management system will provide critical, accurate information on loading-unloading cycle times for dry van trailers and intermodal containers—with cost-effective installation and minimal maintenance—to help our customers maximize their return on investment in their transportation assets,” said Kenneth Ehrman, chairman and CEO, in a statement.

“We believe this addition to our patent portfolio will significantly enhance our competitive advantages in the dry van and intermodal container segments of our transportation asset management business,” he added.

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