US 9,811,846 B2
Mobile payment and queuing using proximity events
David Fernandez, Escondido, CA (US)
Assigned to Netclearance Systems, Inc., Escondido, CA (US)
Filed by David Fernandez, Escondido, CA (US)
Filed on May 10, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/892,207.
Application 13/892,207 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/752,213, filed on Jan. 28, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/603,065, filed on Feb. 24, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2013/0254104 A1, Sep. 26, 2013
Int. Cl. G06Q 20/32 (2012.01); G06Q 30/04 (2012.01); H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H04W 4/02 (2009.01)
CPC G06Q 30/04 (2013.01) [G06Q 20/3224 (2013.01); H04W 4/005 (2013.01); H04W 4/023 (2013.01); H04W 4/028 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method that provides mobile payment and queuing based on proximity events, the method comprising:
broadcasting a set of beacon signals from a set of proximity sensors within a retail establishment, each beacon signal comprising a unique identifier for identifying multiple fixed locations in the retail establishment, each proximity sensor associated with a fixed location;
determining that a mobile device associated with a particular consumer is within a first proximity to a first proximity sensor from the set of proximity sensors;
generating an invoice from the merchant to the particular consumer based on proximity of the particular consumer to the first proximity sensor;
associating a second proximity sensor from the set of proximity sensors with a merchant point of sale, the merchant point of sale associated with a fixed location;
determining that the mobile device associated with the particular consumer is within a second proximity to the second proximity sensor; and
sending the invoice to the mobile device associated with the particular consumer; and
processing payment from the particular consumer based on proximity of the particular consumer to the second proximity sensor.