US 10,891,566 B2
Managing material delivery productivity
Chris Ha, Champaign, IL (US); Chau Le, Urbana, IL (US); and Tony Metzger, Congerville, IL (US)
Assigned to Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL (US)
Filed by Caterpillar Inc., Deerfield, IL (US)
Filed on Jun. 5, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/78.
Prior Publication US 2019/0370726 A1, Dec. 5, 2019
Int. Cl. G06Q 10/06 (2012.01); G01C 21/36 (2006.01); G06F 3/0488 (2013.01); H04W 4/021 (2018.01)
CPC G06Q 10/063114 (2013.01) [G01C 21/3682 (2013.01); G06F 3/04883 (2013.01); H04W 4/021 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device comprising:
one or more memory devices; and
one or more processors, operatively coupled to the one or more memory devices, to:
receive information identifying a job site, a load zone of the job site, a dump zone of the job site, a quantity of loads, and a material associated with the load zone and the dump zone;
provide, to a user device associated with a machine, information indicating that the load zone, the dump zone, the quantity of loads, and the material are assigned to the machine;
receive, from the user device and over a time period, location information associated with the user device and the machine;
determine statuses of the machine over the time period and based on the location information;
calculate a dump count of the material, for the machine and at a particular time, based on the statuses of the machine;
calculate a quantity of material delivery cycles, for the machine and at the particular time, based on the statuses of the machine,
wherein the one or more processors, when calculating the quantity of material delivery cycles, are to:
determine, based on the statuses of the machine, a first quantity of times the machine is located at or near the load zone;
determine, based on the statuses of the machine, a second quantity of times the machine is traveling from the load zone to the dump zone;
determine, based on the statuses of the machine, a third quantity of times the machine is located at or near the dump zone;
determine, based on the statuses of the machine, a fourth quantity of times the machine is traveling from the dump zone to the load zone; and
calculate the quantity of material delivery cycles based on the first quantity of times, the second quantity of times, the third quantity of times, and the fourth quantity of times; and
perform an action based on the dump count of the material and the quantity of material delivery cycles,
wherein the user device is a first user device, and
wherein, when performing the action, the one or more processors are to one or more of:
provide, to a second user device, information identifying the dump count of the material and the quantity of material delivery cycles,
provide, to the first user device, an update to the information indicating that the load zone, the dump zone, the quantity of loads, and the material are assigned to the machine, or
provide, to a third user device associated with another machine, information indicating that the load zone, the dump zone, a portion of the quantity of loads, and the material are assigned to the other machine.