Patents Assigned to Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10355936
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing burst usage of a networked computer system are described herein. In an embodiment, resource requesters can request, within a time window, resources over a computer network before the resources are available. The resources can then be allocated in batch mode when the resources are available. Thus, resource requests do not have to be processed in real-time, and resource requests can be received before the resources are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Sussman, Brendan Ross, Bob Bennett, Dennis Denker, Andrew Karonis, Kenton F. Brett
  • Patent number: 10348708
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for communication networks and network operations for processing partial uses of clustered access rights. The communication networks may include channels such as short-range communication channels, such as Bluetooth, BTLE, and/or near-field communication (NFC) channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Denker, Shigeki Hirose, Jonathan Scott Wall
  • Patent number: 10305881
    Abstract: Techniques are described for controlling data and resource access. For example, methods and systems can facilitate controlled token distribution across systems and token processing in a manner so as to limit access to and to protect data that includes access codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Volini, John Raymond Werneke, Carl Schumaler, Michael Smith, Frank Giannantonio, Vito Iaia, Sean Moriarty
  • Patent number: 10299189
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for executing tasks selected based on locations of user devices. A first user device associated with an access right to a resource can be identified. The location of the first user device can be determined at a time before a defined time period. Further, a protocol execution condition can be detected. Upon detecting the protocol execution condition, executing a protocol. Executing the protocol can include determining a distance between the first user device and a resource location. Whether the distance between the first user device and the resource location is less than or equal to a distance range of the resource location at a time prior to the defined time period can be determined. In response to determining that the distance is not less than or equal to the distance range, accessing a plurality of tasks, selecting a task, and executing the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: David Scarborough, Dennis Denker, Adam Sussman, MyDung Tran Nackman
  • Patent number: 10298593
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a platform for a resource provisioning system. The platform can execute big data analysis techniques to access-right data to generate statistics that characterize a set of users. For example, characteristics of users who access resources events can be analyzed with varying levels of detail. The access-right data can include access right assignments, and data identifying the users to which access rights are assigned. In some implementations, spatial management systems can access the platform to generate statistics for the resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Oberg, Evan Altman
  • Patent number: 10282929
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for communicating between devices using short-range communication links. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for communicating access-right data between devices for verification or transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Benson Truong, Daniel Lewis, Michael Estes, Andrew Pratt, Justin Burleigh, Danon Law
  • Patent number: 10242218
    Abstract: A system and method for scheduling data transfers between systems. One or more data requesting systems may request access to particular data. The request for access to the particular data may correspond to a request that a task to be performed. The task may be to exchange the particular data between a data accessing system having access to the particular data and a data requesting system requesting access to the particular data. The communication exchange may be scheduled for processing. In some embodiments, the communication exchange may be initiated based on a parameter included in the request that the task be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: John Raymond Werneke, Samuel Levin, David Scarborough
  • Patent number: 10230729
    Abstract: A resource-access management system detects whether a user is authorized to access resources. The system may include a user device being configured to include a sensor that detects sensor data associated with the user. Further, the system includes a client qualification engine that determines whether or not a client is authorized to access the resources by comparing the sensor data with a plurality of patterns for evaluating whether or not the user is an authorized user. User scores are generated based on the compared sensor data and the plurality of patterns. Further, a composite score corresponding to the user is generated using the sensor data, plurality of patterns, and one or more additional criteria. Whether the user is granted access to the resources, presented with unauthorized user tests, or blocked from access to the resources depends on the composite score and threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Fengpei Du, Michael Lane, Kenneth Ives-Halperin
  • Patent number: 10228971
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein relate generally to evaluating resource loads to determine when to transform queues and to specific techniques for transforming at least part of queues so as to correspond to alternative resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Debbie Hsu, Gary Yu, Jonathan Philpott, Suzanne Lai, Hong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10205728
    Abstract: Certain aspects and features of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods that generate machine-learning models to predict whether user devices are likely to meet defined objectives. For example, a machine-learning model can be generated to predict whether or not a user device is likely to access a resource. In some implementations, a semi-supervised model can be used to determine to what extent user devices are predicted to satisfy the defined objective(s). For example, a resource-affinity parameter can be generated as a result of inputting various data points into a semi-supervised model. The various data points can be access from a plurality of data sources, and can represent one or more activities or attributes associated with a user. The value of the resource-affinity parameter can be evaluated to determine the extent to which the user is likely to meet an objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: John Carnahan, Ajay Pondicherry, Vasanth Kumar
  • Patent number: 10187390
    Abstract: Authentication systems and methods can selectively authenticate a request to access a resource data store storing access rights associated with a user device. The systems and methods can scalably execute challenges workflows as part of the authentication process. For example, a request to access one or more access rights stored in the data store can be received from the user device. The user device can be authenticated using challenge workflows selected based on a device identifier of the user device. The selected challenge workflows can be executed to determine whether or not to grant access to the access rights stored in the resource data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Cernoch, Ajay Pondicherry, David Refsland, Kenneth Ives-Halperin
  • Patent number: 10146928
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to visually varying an image using parallax image layers, and more specifically, relates to visually varying presentation of an access right displayed on a mobile device to enhance verification of access to resources. The variation of multiple layers of an image may be based on sensor data detected at the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Adit Shukla, Duncan Lewis, Patrick Jackson
  • Patent number: 10102393
    Abstract: A method for detection and use of device identifiers to enhance the security of data transfers between electronic devices. A first electronic device can transmit access data to a second electronic device. The access data can be associated with a first access code that can be generated based at least in part on data representing a device identifier of the first electronic device. A device identifier can uniquely identify the first electronic device from a plurality of electronic devices. Transferring the access data can involve transforming the first access code into a second access code that can include data representing a device identifier associated with the second electronic device. Transforming the first access code into the second access code can facilitate access to a resource associated with the access data for a second user, but not for a first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Levin, David Scarborough, Fengpei Du, Richard DiStefano, Dennis Denker, Sean Moriarty, Charles Plamondon, Matthew Siegel, Benjamin Marti
  • Patent number: 10102544
    Abstract: A method for simulating a social media account history may be provided. The method may include generating social media identification information (“social media ID”). The method may also include creating an account history for the social media ID with respect to a pre-determined entity. The creating may include identifying the social media ID with respect to at least one of a time-stamped indication of affinity for the pre-determined entity. The creating may also include tagging of a photograph of the entity. The creating may also include linking of a photograph of the pre-determined entity. The creating may also include a threshold amount of streaming audio time relating to the pre-determined entity. The method may also include querying the account history to determine whether the account history includes one or more parameters that indicate whether the social media ID information is related to an automated entity or a human entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Callum Merriman, Joshua C. Block
  • Patent number: 10096161
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to using sensor data and location data from a device to generate augmented reality images. A mobile device pose can be determined (a geographic position, direction and a three dimensional orientation of the device) within a location. A type of destination in the location can be identified and multiple destinations can be identified, with the mobile device receiving queue information about the identified destinations from a server. A first image can be captured. Based on the queue information, one of the identified destinations can be selected. The geographic position of each identified destination can be identified, and these positions can be combined with the mobile device pose to generate a second image. Finally, an augmented reality image can be generated by combining the first image and the second image, the augmented reality image identifying the selected one destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventor: James Paul Callaghan
  • Patent number: 10078851
    Abstract: A method for identifying a simulated social media account history is provided. The method may include querying a social media account to obtain social media identification information. The querying may determine whether the account history includes one or more parameters that indicate whether the social media account is related to an automated entity or a human entity. The parameters may include at least one of less than a threshold number of friends on the account; more than a threshold frequency of historic ticket purchases per unit time; disparate location of historic ticket purchases per unit time and/or a historic record of less than a threshold reaction time to a plurality of ticket offers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Callum Merriman, Joshua C. Block
  • Patent number: 10049196
    Abstract: A system and method for scheduling tasks associated with controlling access to databases. The system and method relate to scheduling tasks for data requesting systems that satisfy particular conditions. For example, data requesting systems that satisfy the conditions may have associated tasks stored in a queue during a first processing phase. Data requesting systems that do not satisfy the conditions may have associated tasks inhibited from being stored in the queue during the first processing phase, but these tasks may be stored in the queue during a later second processing phase. Tasks stored in the queue during the first processing phase may be processed before tasks stored in the queue during the second processing phase. For example, the tasks may correspond to accessing a database for querying data representing access rights to a resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McEwen, Debbie Hsu, John Carnahan, Vasanth Kumar
  • Patent number: 10051018
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating shared access-right evaluation using linked communication channels are provided. A first communication can be received over a first communication link from a first user device, and a second communication can be received over a second communication link from a second user device. The first and second communications can include requests for the assignment of access rights. Map data can be generated and transmitted to each of the first and second user devices. Each user device can display a visual representation of access-right data. Further, a communication session can be facilitated between the first user device and the second user device. The communication session can be presented on the visual representation for each user device so that the first user and the second user can collaboratively evaluate access rights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis A. Denker, Raymond Yung-Chien Lew, Debbie Hsu, Michael Horowitz, Bradford J. Bensen, John Carnahan
  • Patent number: 10008057
    Abstract: Communications over short-range connections are used to facilitate whether access to resources is to be granted. For example, upon device discovery of one of an electronic user device and an electronic client device by the other device over a Bluetooth Low Energy connection, an access-enabling code associated with a user device or account can be evaluated for validity and applicability with respect to one or more particular resource specifications. User identity can be verified by comparing the user against previously obtained biometric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Ives-Halperin, Harry C. Evans, III, David Johnson, Scott Wall, David Lilly, Ajay Pondicherry
  • Patent number: 9978023
    Abstract: A method for detection and use of device identifiers to enhance the security of data transfers between electronic devices. A first electronic device can transmit access data to a second electronic device. The access data can be associated with a first access code that can be generated based at least in part on data representing a device identifier of the first electronic device. A device identifier can uniquely identify the first electronic device from a plurality of electronic devices. Transferring the access data can involve transforming the first access code into a second access code that can include data representing a device identifier associated with the second electronic device. Transforming the first access code into the second access code can facilitate access to a resource associated with the access data for a second user, but not for a first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Levin, David Scarborough, Fengpei Du, Richard DiStefano, Dennis Denker, Sean Moriarty, Charles Plamondon, Matthew Siegel, Benjamin Marti