Close proximity notification system

  • US 8,831,642 B2
  • Filed: 08/15/2012
  • Issued: 09/09/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/15/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing information to a user of a mobile device, the method comprising:

  • receiving a signal from a geographic location that is positioned within a space defined by an effective reception range of a short-range wireless communication transmitter, wherein the signal is received from the short-range wireless communication transmitter, the signal includes an identification code, and the receiving is by a mobile device of a user located within the space;

    processing the signal on the mobile device, the processing including;

    determining whether information associated with the signal is stored on the mobile device; and

    identifying a retrieval location of the information based on the determining and on the signal,wherein the processing the signal is performed exclusively by a software application located on the mobile device and independently of any networks;

    based on the processing, retrieving the information from the retrieval location using the mobile device; and

    displaying the information on the mobile device.

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