Game access device

  • US 9,183,693 B2
  • Filed: 03/08/2007
  • Issued: 11/10/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/08/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a communication object adapted to be worn by a user;

    (i) wherein the communication object comprises an RFID tag, is adapted to communicate via radio frequency waves, and is adapted to set its communication pattern based on whether it is or is not being worn by the user, the communication object having one communication pattern when it is being worn by the user and having a different communication pattern when it is not being worn by the user,(ii) wherein the communication object further comprises a visible advertisement,(iii) wherein a marketer of the advertisement pays an amount for having the advertisement on the communication object, and(iv) wherein the amount the marketer pays is based on an amount of time the communication object is worn by the user; and

    at least one computer server configured to;

    determine a time that the communication object is worn by the user, wherein the determination is made based on detecting the one communication pattern of the communication object;

    determine a subsequent time that the communication object is not worn by the user, wherein the determination is made based on detecting the different communication pattern of the communication object;

    based on the time and the subsequent time, determine an amount of time the communication object is worn by the user; and

    based on the amount of time the communication object is worn by the user, determine a payment amount the marketer should pay for having the advertisement on the communication object.

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