Patents by Inventor Rod Goodman

Rod Goodman 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: 20170116549
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting inventory pricing for an event at a venue is disclosed. The method comprising determining a rate at which a first inventory of seats have sold for an event at a venue. The method further comprising calculating a demand for a secondary inventory of seats as a function of the rate at which the first inventory of seats sold, the seats of the first and second inventories being comparable in quality, provides a user interface to one or more client devices that displays the data. The method further comprising calculating a demand for a second inventory of seats as a function of the rate at which the first inventory of seats sold, the seats of the first and second inventories being comparable in quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Publication number: 20170109662
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying seat inventory at a venue and facilitating planning of ticket prices for events at the venue is presented. Methods to predict total revenue for an event are described. Also presented are systems and methods for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using the sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either re-pricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Publication number: 20170103350
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying seat inventory at a venue and facilitating planning of ticket prices for events at the venue is presented. Methods to predict total revenue for an event are described. Also presented are systems and methods for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using the sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either repricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Publication number: 20170097763
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying seat inventory at a venue and facilitating planning of ticket prices for events at the venue is presented. Methods to predict total revenue for an event are described. Also presented are systems and methods for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using the sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either re-pricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Publication number: 20170083835
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying seat inventory at a venue and facilitating planning of ticket prices for events at the venue is presented. Methods to predict total revenue for an event are described. Also presented are systems and methods for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using the sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either repricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Publication number: 20170083833
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting inventory pricing for an event at a venue is disclosed. The method comprising determining a rate at which a first inventory of seats have sold for an event at a venue. The method further comprising calculating a demand for a second inventory of seats as a function of the rate at which the first inventory of seats sold, the seats of the first and second inventories being comparable in quality. provides a user interface to one or more client devices that displays the data. The method further comprising calculating a demand for a second inventory of seats as a function of the rate at which the first inventory of seats sold, the seats of the first and second inventories being comparable in quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Publication number: 20170083836
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying seat inventory at a venue and facilitating planning of ticket prices for events at the venue is presented. Methods to predict total revenue for an event are described. Also presented are systems and methods for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using the sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either repricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Publication number: 20170076229
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying seat inventory at a venue and facilitating planning of ticket prices for events at the venue is presented. Methods to predict total revenue for an event are described. Also presented are systems and methods for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using the sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either re-pricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser. Outputted tickets can be used to initiate entry processes to a gate structure of a venue by unlocking the gate structure or denying access through the gate structure of an invalid outputted ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Publication number: 20150100869
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying seat inventory at a venue and facilitating planning of ticket prices for events at the venue is presented. Methods to predict total revenue for an event are described. Also presented are systems and methods for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using the sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either re-pricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Patent number: 8639541
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying seat inventory at a venue and facilitating planning of ticket prices for events at the venue is presented. Methods to predict total revenue for an event are described. Also presented are systems and methods for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using the sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either repricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Publication number: 20120323613
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying seat inventory at a venue and facilitating planning of ticket prices for events at the venue is presented. Methods to predict total revenue for an event are described. Also presented are systems and methods for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using the sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either repricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Publication number: 20120123813
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting inventory pricing for an event at a venue is disclosed. The method comprising determining a rate at which a first inventory of seats have sold for an event at a venue. The method further comprising calculating a demand for a second inventory of seats as a function of the rate at which the first inventory of seats sold, the seats of the first and second inventories being comparable in quality. provides a user interface to one or more client devices that displays the data. The method further comprising calculating a demand for a second inventory of seats as a function of the rate at which the first inventory of seats sold, the seats of the first and second inventories being comparable in quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Patent number: 8126748
    Abstract: A system and method is presented for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using hazard functional analyses of sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Exponential, power, and Weibull-gamma models are also used to predict demand, depending on what part of the on-sale is involved. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either repricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser. Demand can be interpolated or extrapolated to individual seats or rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Publication number: 20090216571
    Abstract: A system and method is presented for determining at what price and when to release so-called ‘flex’ price tickets during an on-sale using hazard functional analyses of sales velocity and sales/inquiry ratios. Exponential, power, and Weibull-gamma models are also used to predict demand, depending on what part of the on-sale is involved. Determining demand of seats from secondary markets is also described with methods to use the demand for either repricing the seats in the primary market or presenting ‘best value’ seats to a prospective purchaser. Demand can be interpolated or extrapolated to individual seats or rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Patent number: 5187799
    Abstract: This is a 32-bit combined arithmetic unit and stack processor (designated as the ASP chip) designed to be a simple, flexible, yet powerful building block for a high level language computer. The ASP is a 3-micron CMOS chip which has run high level programs at 12.5 MHz. When combined with the right hardware and compiler, it will run procedural language programs efficiently. It requires extra hardware to build a complete system, so it is to be mainly where speed is critical; but, employs greatly simplified hardware and software designs. A basic ASP combines arithmetic and stack manipulation functions and is capable of performing 227 different instructions to implement the high level language. A minimum of two ASPs are required to construct a stack-oriented high level language computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Calif. Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Anthony McAuley, Rod Goodman
  • Patent number: D763860
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: TIXTRACK, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya