US 10,891,806 B1
Mobile phone and cloud based virtualized parking meter system
Sid Chaudhuri, East Brunswick, NJ (US)
Filed by Sid Chaudhuri, East Brunswick, NJ (US)
Filed on Mar. 26, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/364,743.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/725,828, filed on Aug. 31, 2018.
Int. Cl. G07B 15/02 (2011.01); G06Q 10/02 (2012.01); G06Q 20/32 (2012.01)
CPC G07B 15/02 (2013.01) [G06Q 10/02 (2013.01); G06Q 20/322 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A parking meter system comprising one or more computers configured to perform operations comprising:
receiving a query and a location identifier identifying a geographic location from a first device communicatively coupled with the one or more computers;
generating a virtual map comprising conventional map data of a geographic area in proximity to the geographic location and parking space data, wherein the parking space data includes at least one or more parking space status for one or more parking spaces in the geographic area and at least one or more parking space identifiers assigned to one or more of the at least one or more parking spaces in the virtual map;
sending the virtual map to the first device in response to the query;
receiving from the first device a selected parking space information, wherein the selected parking space information is identified by a first parking space identifier associated with the selected parking space; and
allocating the selected parking space responsive to receiving the selected parking space information.