Close proximity notification system

  • US 9,998,906 B2
  • Filed: 06/05/2017
  • Issued: 06/12/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/15/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • listening, by an “

    app”

    (application) on a wireless communication device, for a plurality of short-range wireless communications;

    receiving a short-range wireless communication from a short-range wireless communication transceiver, the short-range wireless communication including a signal that includes an identification code, the wireless communication device located at a geographic location within a space defined by an effective reception range of the short-range wireless communication transceiver;

    processing the signal by the application on the wireless communication device, the processing including identifying, based at least in part on the identification code, a retrieval location of information associated with the signal, wherein the processing of the signal is performed exclusively by the wireless communication device and independently of any networks; and

    retrieving the information from the retrieval location using the wireless communication device,wherein one or both of the wireless communication device and the short-range wireless communication transceiver are located on a mobile object.

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