Patents by Inventor Micah Bergdale

Micah Bergdale 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: 20190019199
    Abstract: This invention discloses novel systems and methods for providing visual confirmation that a passenger has a valid ticket and has previously paid for additional items such as luggage, suitcase, briefcase, bicycle, musical instrument, wheelchair, car, vehicle, motorcycle, automobile (in the case of, for example, a ferry). The visual validation display object allows tickets and additional items to be easily and quickly confirmed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Edward Donovan, Michael O'Hair, Nicholas Ihm
  • Patent number: 10127746
    Abstract: A system for monitoring two or more persons in an area with an entry point having an access allowed indication or an access denied indication. a token device in communication with at least one wireless proximity detection device which determines a relative location of the token device to provide a detection data point for each of the wireless proximity detection devices and a set of detection data points for the group of detection data points; a system computing device which calculates the shared proximity of the token device according to the set of detection data points and determines that the token device contains at least two valid tickets or does not, if there are valid tickets and the shared proximity of the token device is within a predetermined area the access allowed indication will display to allow entry for a number of persons corresponding to the number of the tickets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Nicholas Ihm, Gregory Valyer
  • Publication number: 20180293523
    Abstract: A system and method in which various sensors collect and/or generate data that are analyzed to provide automated transit features. In the automatic capacity management feature, a transit operator is alerted of potential capacity issues in advance to enable the operator to handle the situation before a station or a vehicle reaches its capacity limit. The automatic trip planning feature allows a passenger to dynamically plan the fastest route to a destination according to real time data and historical data trends. The automatic fraud detection feature alerts a fare inspector to a ticket fraud or other fraudulent activity at a specific transit station or on a specific transit vehicle. The automatic vehicle routing feature dynamically routes autonomous transit vehicles to stations, notifies transit vehicle drivers to stop at a particular station, and/or notifies transit operators to route a vehicle to a particular station based on current and historical demand from passengers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Edward Donovan, Michael O'Haire, Nicholas Ihm, Ross Smith
  • Patent number: 10089606
    Abstract: This invention is related to secure payments using data codes displayed on a mobile device, for example a QR code displayed on a cell-phone. The invention establishes a third party transaction service that protects the customer's proprietary payment information, for example, credit card numbers, while ensuring for a merchant that a payment token, for example, the QR code, will represent a valid payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Ihm, Christopher Guess, Micah Bergdale, Gregory Valyer, Matthew Grasser
  • Publication number: 20180211188
    Abstract: A system and method in which a user application on a mobile device facilitates hands-free fare validation and gateless entry/exit at a transit facility like a transit station or a transit vehicle. The user application communicates with a Bluetooth gateway to authenticate the device and provides device-specific information for device identification and location determination. The user application also sends a secure token to the gateway to validate an electronic ticket stored in the device. A positioning unit uses the device-specific information to generate a timestamped location data for the device. A camera monitors the device user's movement and generates another timestamped location data for the device. A controller driver compares two timestamped location data to determine that the user of the device is approaching a gateless entry point and allows the user to avail a transit service through the gateless entry point when the electronic ticket is valid and active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Edward Donovan, Michael O'Haire, Nicholas Ihm, Ross Smith
  • Publication number: 20180068315
    Abstract: Systems and methods using Bluetooth with a user application on a mobile device to facilitate hands-free fare validation at a transit station. Utilizes a set of signal strength detection data points and timestamps from a mobile device and synchronizes location data points and timestamps from a camera and determines an estimated location of the mobile device according to the set of signal strength detection data points and timestamps from the mobile device and the location data points and timestamps from the camera. This provides enhanced accuracy in determining the correct mobile device. The system computing device determines that the mobile device contains a valid ticket or does not, wherein the mobile device contains a valid ticket and the system computing device determines the estimated location of the mobile device is within a predetermined area the system computing device will mark the ticket as used and allow entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Edward Donovan, Nicholas Ihm, Michael O'Haire
  • Patent number: 9881433
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring permission to be in a location comprising: a secured area having at least one entry point with a mechanical gate having an open and closed position; at least two wireless proximity sensors attached to a portion of (or the area adjacent to) the mechanical gate; a token device in communication with the wireless proximity sensors that determine a location of the token device relative to one of the wireless proximity sensors to provide a detection data point and a set of detection data points for the group of detection data points; and a system computing device that calculates the shared proximity of the token device. If the token device contains a valid ticket and the shared proximity of the token device is within a predetermined area the system computing device will cause the mechanical gate to go to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Matthew Grasser, Nicholas Ihm, Gregory Valyer
  • Publication number: 20170055157
    Abstract: A system and method in which the Bluetooth technology is used in conjunction with a user application on a mobile device to facilitate hands-free fare validation at a transit station. The user app communicates with a controller driver in a controller unit that interfaces with a compliant fare gate. Bluetooth beacons are used to determine a passenger's proximity to the gate and camera-like devices determine whether a passenger has entered a fare validation zone. A user with a valid and active electronic ticket on their mobile device may simply walk through the fare gate “hands free” without the need to search for a physical ticket or a smartcard or a mobile phone. This hassle-free approach significantly improves the user experience and passenger throughput through fare gates. The Bluetooth-based automated fare validation system also detects passengers with valid electronic tickets and those without a valid permit for travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Nicholas Ihm, Kevin Rejko, Michael O'Haire, Edward J. Donovan
  • Publication number: 20160364659
    Abstract: This invention discloses a novel system and method for distributing electronic ticketing such that the ticket is verified at the entrance to venues by means of an animation or other human perceptible verifying visual object that is selected by the venue for the specific event. This removes the need to use a bar-code scanner on an LCD display of a cell phone or other device and speeds up the rate at which human ticket takers can verify ticket holders. The system also can permit ticket purchase verification in the absence of a network connection during verification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Nicholas Ihm, Samuel Krueckeberg, Gregory Valyer
  • Publication number: 20160078447
    Abstract: This invention discloses a novel system and method for distributing electronic ticketing to mobile devices such that the ticket stored on the device is checked for its integrity from tampering and the device periodically reports on ticket usage with a central server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Bytemark, Inc.
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Matthew Grasser, Nicholas Ihm, Kevin Rejko
  • Patent number: 9239993
    Abstract: This invention discloses a novel system and method for distributing electronic ticketing such that the ticket is verified at the entrance to venues by means of an animation or other human perceptible verifying visual object that is selected by the venue for the specific event. This removes the need to use a bar-code scanner on an LCD display of a cell phone or other device and speeds up the rate at which human ticket takers can verify ticket holders. The system also can permit ticket purchase verification in the absence of a network connection during verfication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Matthew Grasser, Nicholas Ihm, Samuel Krueckeberg, Gregory Valyer
  • Publication number: 20150347931
    Abstract: This invention discloses a novel system and method for distributing electronic ticketing such that the ticket is verified at the entrance to venues by means of an animation or other human perceptible verifying visual object that is selected by the venue for the specific event. This removes the need to use a bar-code scanner on an LCD display of a cell phone or other device and speeds up the rate at which human ticket takers can verify ticket holders. The system also can permit ticket purchase verification in the absence of a network connection during verification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Matthew Grasser, Nicholas Ihm, Samuel Krueckeberg, Gregory Valyer
  • Publication number: 20150294515
    Abstract: A system for monitoring two or more persons in an area with an entry point having an access allowed indication or an access denied indication. a token device in communication with at least one wireless proximity detection device which determines a relative location of the token device to provide a detection data point for each of the wireless proximity detection devices and a set of detection data points for the group of detection data points; a system computing device which calculates the shared proximity of the token device according to the set of detection data points and determines that the token device contains at least two valid tickets or does not, if there are valid tickets and the shared proximity of the token device is within a predetermined area the access allowed indication will display to allow entry for a number of persons corresponding to the number of the tickets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Nicholas Ihm, Gregory Valyer, Christopher Early
  • Publication number: 20150262195
    Abstract: This invention discloses a novel system and method for tracking the capture of mobile device tickets in the form of visual validation objects in efforts to prevent fraud or re-use of the ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Matthew Grasser, Ted Sabety
  • Publication number: 20150213660
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring permission to be in a location comprising: a secured area having at least one entry point with a mechanical gate having an open and closed position; at least two wireless proximity sensors attached to a portion of (or the area adjacent to) the mechanical gate; a token device in communication with the wireless proximity sensors that determine a location of the token device relative to one of the wireless proximity sensors to provide a detection data point and a set of detection data points for the group of detection data points; and a system computing device that calculates the shared proximity of the token device. If the token device contains a valid ticket and the shared proximity of the token device is within a predetermined area the system computing device will cause the mechanical gate to go to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Matthew Grasser, Nicholas Ihm, Gregory Valyer
  • Publication number: 20150142483
    Abstract: This invention discloses a novel system and method for automated protocols between a mobile device and an electronic ticketing verification system, where proximity detection is used to automatically display the verification or to automatically control entry gates or turnstiles when the mobile device is verified has holding a valid ticket and being located in a specific location associated with the ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Matthew Grasser, Nicholas Ihm, Gregory Valyer
  • Publication number: 20150088563
    Abstract: This invention discloses a novel system and method for distributing electronic ticketing to mobile devices such that the ticket stored on the device is checked for its integrity from tampering and the device periodically reports on ticket usage with a central server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Bytemark, Inc.
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Matthew Grasser, Kevin Rejko, Nicholas Ihm
  • Publication number: 20150084741
    Abstract: This invention discloses a novel system and method for automated protocols between a mobile device and an electronic ticketing verification system, where proximity detection is used to automatically display the verification or to automatically control entry gates or turnstiles when the mobile device is verified has holding a valid ticket and being located in a specific location associated with the ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Nicholas Ihm, Matthew Grasser
  • Publication number: 20140074578
    Abstract: This invention discloses a novel system and method for distributing physical coupon cards, each with a unique identifier, that are activated on-line by means of associating the coupon number with an activating user's identity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Matthew Grasser
  • Publication number: 20130262163
    Abstract: This invention discloses a novel system and method for distributing electronic ticketing such that the ticket is verified at the entrance to venues by means of an animation or other human perceptible verifying visual object that is selected by the venue for the specific event. This removes the need to use a bar-code scanner on an LCD display of a cell phone or other device and speeds up the rate at which human ticket takers can verify ticket holders. The system also can permit ticket purchase verification in the absence of a network connection during verfication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: ByteMark, Inc.
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Matthew Grasser, Christopher Guess, Nicholas Ihm, Samuel Krueckeberg, Gregory Valyer