Patents by Inventor Steven A. Sunshine

Steven A. Sunshine 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).

  • Patent number: 11354688
    Abstract: A method for identifying an optimal ticket for purchase and using the optimal ticket to open a venue for a gate of a venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu
  • Publication number: 20220156651
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for improved ticket purchasing/selling process using a ticketing system. The purchasing process of tickets for a user can be facilitated by a web interface having an event selection menu configured to display one or more events having tickets available for purchase. Available inventories for tickets to one or more events can be displayed on an interactive venue map of the web interface. The user can choose desired seats for purchase via the venue map. Additional menus can facilitate the ability for a user to compare show dates, showtimes, and seating availability across different events. The ticketing system can also be configured to collect and process customer data through tracking pixels configured within the one or more pages of the web interface. Subsequently, bidding on digital marketing and advertisement can be conducted using the gathered customer data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Mike RIPBERGER
  • Publication number: 20210365845
    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: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Patent number: 11107012
    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: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Patent number: 11100432
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Patent number: 11087243
    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 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Publication number: 20210201216
    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: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Patent number: 10963818
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TIXTRACK, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Publication number: 20200380427
    Abstract: A system and method for arranging the sale of tickets to achieve a social distance between participates within a venue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Publication number: 20200265344
    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: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Publication number: 20200104759
    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: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Publication number: 20200090081
    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 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Larry CHU, Michael RIPBERGER
  • Patent number: 10528894
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Patent number: 10453001
    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: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Patent number: 10423894
    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: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Patent number: 10423895
    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: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Patent number: 10192174
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TIXTRACK, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu, Michael Ripberger
  • Publication number: 20180197119
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for improved ticket purchasing/selling process using a ticketing system. The purchasing process of tickets for a user can be facilitated by a web interface having an event selection menu configured to display one or more events having tickets available for purchase. Available inventories for tickets to one or more events can be displayed on an interactive venue map of the web interface. The user can choose desired seats for purchase via the venue map. Additional menus can facilitate the ability for a user to compare show dates, showtimes, and seating availability across different events. The ticketing system can also be configured to collect and process customer data through tracking pixels configured within the one or more pages of the web interface. Subsequently, bidding on digital marketing and advertisement can be conducted using the gathered customer data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Steven A. SUNSHINE, Rod GOODMAN, Michael ARYA, Mike RIPBERGER
  • Patent number: D838288
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TIXTRACK, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu
  • Patent number: D874487
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya