Patents by Inventor Bradford J. Bensen

Bradford J. Bensen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190075140
    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: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Dennis A. Denker, Raymond Yung-Chien Lew, Debbie Hsu, Michael Horowitz, Bradford J. Bensen, John Carnahan
  • 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: 9954907
    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 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 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: 9781170
    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: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis A. Denker, Raymond Yung-Chien Lew, Debbie Hsu, Michael Horowitz, Bradford J. Bensen, John Carnahan
  • Publication number: 20170230427
    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: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Dennis A. Denker, Raymond Yung-Chien Lew, Debbie Hsu, Michael Horowitz, Bradford J. Bensen, John Carnahan
  • Publication number: 20170230426
    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: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Dennis A. Denker, Raymond Yung-Chien Lew, Debbie Hsu, Michael Horowitz, Bradford J. Bensen, John Carnahan
  • Publication number: 20170187758
    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: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Dennis A. Denker, Raymond Yung-Chien Lew, Debbie Hsu, Michael Horowitz, Bradford J. Bensen, John Carnahan
  • Publication number: 20150100354
    Abstract: Systems and methods dynamically group seats in a venue to provide for discretized ticket pricing. Data and information (e.g., historical sales data, venue data, etc.) are used to compute a grouping metric for seats in a venue that is reflective of a desirability of the seat. An inventory manager sets a parameter, which influences how the seats are grouped into sections. For example, the manager can slide a marker across a sliding bar to identify a number of unique sections. Metric ranges are set accordingly, and seats are appropriately assigned to sections based on which range their metrics fall within. An interactive seat map presents an indication as to which seats are assigned to which sections (e.g., via coloring, the indication further indicating a number of unique groups) while an inventory manager adjusts the parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Horowitz, Bradford J. Bensen
  • Publication number: 20120166231
    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: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Ticketmaster, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis A. Denker, Scott Stenback, Bradford J. Bensen