System and method for managing seat reservations

  • US 8,355,937 B2
  • Filed: 06/22/2012
  • Issued: 01/15/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/22/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • constructing first data descriptive of available individual seats at a venue, the first data configured to cause an application executing on a personal computing device to generate a graphical user interface that comprises an interactive seating display representing individual seats at the venue;

    receiving, from the application running on the personal computing device, second data representing one or more seats selected for a reservation with the graphical user interface comprising the interactive seating display;

    sending third data to a payment verification server, the third data comprising payment information, wherein the third data is encrypted using a key that is recognized by the payment verification server;

    storing, in a computer-readable storage device, permanent data, the permanent data comprising a verification code received from the payment verification server in response to sending the third data encrypted using the key that is recognized by the payment verification server, the permanent data being configured to prevent a second reservation of the one or more selected seats based on the receipt of the verification code from the payment verification server; and

    transmitting, to the personal computing device, fourth data based on the stored permanent data, the fourth data including information that can be printed as an admission document or voucher by an end user.

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