Patents Assigned to Ticketmaster L.L.C.
  • Publication number: 20140289067
    Abstract: An automated ticket auctioning system receives and evaluates bid information records received from a plurality of remote terminals. Each bid information record corresponds to at least one bid for one or more desired seats at a venue. Each bid information record may also include a plurality of additional bids identified for different seats in the venue. The separate bids in each bid information record are prioritized. The automated ticket auctioning system includes a central controlling computer operable to receive the bid information records and determine, in order of priority, whether any of the bids in a bid information record is accepted. If one bid in a bid information record is accepted, all lower priority bids in that bid information record are dismissed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Ticketmaster, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kenton F. BRETT
  • Publication number: 20140195278
    Abstract: Methods and systems of determining the approximate location of a terminal are described herein. In one embodiment, a computer system receives from a first mobile computer terminal and/or from a communication system in communication with the first mobile computer terminal, global positioning satellite and/or cellular network location data, wherein the location data corresponds to the approximate location of the first mobile computer terminal. Based at least in part on the location data, the system determines if the first mobile computer terminal is within a first area, wherein presence in the first area is needed in order to be authorized to access a first service. The system, at least partly in response to failing to determine that the first mobile terminal is in the first area, transmits to the first mobile computer terminal location information regarding at least a first location in the first area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: TICKETMASTER, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Dennis A. DENKER, Adam SUSSMAN, MyDung Tran NACHMAN
  • Patent number: 8732033
    Abstract: An automated ticket auctioning system receives and evaluates bid information records received from a plurality of remote terminals. Each bid information record corresponds to at least one bid for one or more desired seats at a venue. Each bid information record may also include a plurality of additional bids identified for different seats in the venue. The separate bids in each bid information record are prioritized. The automated ticket auctioning system includes a central controlling computer operable to receive the bid information records and determine, in order of priority, whether any of the bids in a bid information record is accepted. If one bid in a bid information record is accepted, all lower priority bids in that bid information record are dismissed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Ticketmaster, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kenton F. Brett
  • Patent number: 8668568
    Abstract: Methods and systems of determining the approximate location of a terminal are described herein. In one embodiment, a computer system receives from a first mobile computer terminal and/or from a communication system in communication with the first mobile computer terminal, global positioning satellite and/or cellular network location data, wherein the location data corresponds to the approximate location of the first mobile computer terminal. Based at least in part on the location data, the system determines if the first mobile computer terminal is within a first area, wherein presence in the first area is needed in order to be authorized to access a first service. The system, at least partly in response to failing to determine that the first mobile terminal is in the first area, transmits to the first mobile computer terminal location information regarding at least a first location in the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ticketmaster, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Dennis Denker, Adam Sussman, MyDung Tran Nachman
  • Patent number: 8538856
    Abstract: An automated ticket auctioning system receives and evaluates bid information records received from a plurality of remote terminals. Each bid information record corresponds to at least one bid for one or more desired seats at a venue. Each bid information record may also include a plurality of additional bids identified for different seats in the venue. The separate bids in each bid information record are prioritized. The automated ticket auctioning system includes a central controlling computer operable to receive the bid information records and determine, in order of priority, whether any of the bids in a bid information record is accepted. If one bid in a bid information record is accepted, all lower priority bids in that bid information record are dismissed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Ticketmaster, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kenton F. Brett
  • Publication number: 20130151295
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for designing certain aspects of an event venue and for communicating information regarding the event and the event venue to others. Certain embodiments provide a dynamic seat map via which an operator can assign certain characteristics to specific seats and/or seating sections. Certain embodiments generate interactive maps for users, via which information from a plurality of sources may be integrated and visually displayed. The user may specify certain criteria, and the interactive map may identify to the user seats and/or sections that match such criteria. Certain embodiments provide an interactive seat map via which users can select seats and share information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: TICKETMASTER L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ticketmaster L.L.C.
  • Publication number: 20130151294
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for designing certain aspects of an event venue and for communicating information regarding the event and the event venue to others. Certain embodiments provide a dynamic seat map via which an operator can assign certain characteristics to specific seats and/or seating sections. Certain embodiments generate interactive maps for users, via which information from a plurality of sources may be integrated and visually displayed. The user may specify certain criteria, and the interactive map may identify to the user seats and/or sections that match such criteria. Certain embodiments provide an interactive seat map via which users can select seats and share information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: TICKETMASTER L.L.C.
    Inventor: TICKETMASTER L.L.C.
  • Patent number: 8463630
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides apparatus and methods for queuing access by large numbers of Internet or other network-based users to networked systems and resources with limited capacity. In one example embodiment, a queuing system provides user access to network resources, such as that of a ticketing system. A ticket queue queues a request received from a client system. A request processing module causes the client system to repeatedly transmit messages to the system during a first period, and in response to determining that the client system has ceased transmitting messages during the first period, the request is remove from the queue and/or cause the request goes unfulfilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Ticketmaster, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Shigeki Hirose, Dennis Denker, Adam Sussman, Craig McLane, Sean Moriarty
  • Publication number: 20130144666
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for designing certain aspects of an event venue and for communicating information regarding the event and the event venue to others. Certain embodiments provide a dynamic seat map via which an operator can assign certain characteristics to specific seats and/or seating sections. Certain embodiments generate interactive maps for users, via which information from a plurality of sources may be integrated and visually displayed. The user may specify certain criteria, and the interactive map may identify to the user seats and/or sections that match such criteria. Certain embodiments provide an interactive seat map via which users can select seats and share information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Ticketmaster L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ticketmaster L.L.C.
  • Publication number: 20130144665
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for designing certain aspects of an event venue and for communicating information regarding the event and the event venue to others. Certain embodiments provide a dynamic seat map via which an operator can assign certain characteristics to specific seats and/or seating sections. Certain embodiments generate interactive maps for users, via which information from a plurality of sources may be integrated and visually displayed. The user may specify certain criteria, and the interactive map may identify to the user seats and/or sections that match such criteria. Certain embodiments provide an interactive seat map via which users can select seats and share information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Ticketmaster L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ticketmaster L.L.C.
  • Patent number: 7747507
    Abstract: An automated ticket auctioning system receives and evaluates bid information records received from a plurality of remote terminals. Each bid information record corresponds to at least one bid for one or more desired seats at a venue. Each bid information record may also include a plurality of additional bids identified for different seats in the venue. The separate bids in each bid information record are prioritized. The automated ticket auctioning system includes a central controlling computer operable to receive the bid information records and determine, in order of priority, whether any of the bids in a bid information record is accepted. If one bid in a bid information record is accepted, all lower priority bids in that bid information record are dismissed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Ticketmaster L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kenton F. Brett
  • Patent number: 7647269
    Abstract: An automated ticket auctioning system receives and evaluates bid information records received from a plurality of remote terminals. Each bid information record corresponds to at least one bid for one or more desired seats at a venue. Each bid information record may also include a plurality of additional bids identified for different seats in the venue. The separate bids in each bid information record are prioritized. The automated ticket auctioning system includes a central controlling computer operable to receive the bid information records and determine, in order of priority, whether any of the bids in a bid information record is accepted. If one bid in a bid information record is accepted, all lower priority bids in that bid information record are dismissed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Ticketmaster L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kenton F. Brett