System and method for selecting and reserving sets of seats

CAFC
  • US 7,548,869 B2
  • Filed: 12/05/2008
  • Issued: 06/16/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/22/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer-implemented method for selling tickets to an end user over a wide area network, the method comprising:

  • transmitting information relating to a plurality of sets of available individual seats at a venue to an application running on a general purpose computer on the wide area network for display to the end user;

    providing a web page to be displayed on the computer that comprises an interactive seating map representing information relating to the sets of available individual seats from which the end user can select one or more available seats, the interactive seating map providing, current available seat information on one or more of the sets of available individual seats in response to a user interaction with the seating map, the interaction comprising placing a mouse over one of the sets of available individual seats, wherein the mouse over initiates the computer display of the current available seat information indicating seats that have not been previously taken;

    receiving from the end user a selection of the current available seat information on one or more of the sets of available individual seats, wherein the selection is based on a mouse click; and

    accepting over the wide area network from the end user a payment for the one or more selected seats.

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