US 8,494,967 B2
Method and system for distributing electronic tickets with visual display
Micah Bergdale, New York, N.Y. (US); Matthew Grasser, New York, N.Y. (US); Christopher Guess, Brooklyn, N.Y. (US); Nicholas Ihm, Brooklyn, N.Y. (US); Samuel Krueckeberg, Brooklyn, N.Y. (US); and Gregory Valyer, Highland Park, Ill. (US)
Assigned to Bytemark, Inc., New York, N.Y. (US)
Filed by Micah Bergdale, New York, N.Y. (US); Matthew Grasser, New York, N.Y. (US); Christopher Guess, Brooklyn, N.Y. (US); Nicholas Ihm, Brooklyn, N.Y. (US); Samuel Krueckeberg, Brooklyn, N.Y. (US); and Gregory Valyer, Highland Park, Ill. (US)
Filed on May 18, 2012, as Appl. No. 13/475,881.
Application 13/475,881 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/110,709, filed on May 18, 2011.
Application 13/110,709 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/046,413, filed on Mar. 11, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2012/0296828 A1, Nov. 22, 2012
Int. Cl. G06Q 20/00 (2006.01)
U.S. Cl. 705—65  [705/14.23; 705/14.25; 705/66; 705/67; 705/68; 705/69] 34 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method by a server system for obtaining visual validation of the possession of a purchased electronic ticket on a user's computer device for presentation to a ticket taker comprising:
receiving from the user's computer device a request to verify purchase of a previously purchased electronic ticket and to obtain a visual validation display object that confirms that the user possesses the previously purchased electronic ticket for utilization of a service monitored by the ticket taker, the visual validation display object configured to be readily recognizable visually by the ticket taker;
receiving from the user's computer device a token associated with the received request;
determining whether a token associated with the purchased electronic ticket has been stored in a data record associated with the received request, and if it has, whether the received token is valid; and
in dependence on the determination that the received token is valid, causing an activation of the purchased electronic ticket by transmitting to the user's computer device a data file comprising the visual validation display object that causes upon visual recognition by the ticket taker, the user to be permitted to utilize the service monitored by the ticket taker.