US 11,657,381 B2
Positional ticketing
Robert Hanczor, San Diego, CA (US); and Duane Maxwell, San Diego, CA (US)
Assigned to Piper Networks, Inc., San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by Piper Networks, Inc., San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Aug. 12, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/401,095.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/064,853, filed on Aug. 12, 2020.
Prior Publication US 2022/0051223 A1, Feb. 17, 2022
Int. Cl. G06Q 20/32 (2012.01); G06Q 20/04 (2012.01)
CPC G06Q 20/3224 (2013.01) [G06Q 20/0457 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A conductor device, comprising:
one or more hardware processors;
one or more non-transitory machine-readable storage media encoded with instructions executable by the one or more hardware processors to cause the conductor device to perform operations comprising:
detecting first wireless signals transmitted by a passenger device;
determining when the conductor device is within a predetermined range of the passenger device based on the first wireless signals transmitted by the passenger device;
launching a conductor client responsive to determining the conductor device is within the predetermined range of the passenger device;
identifying a seat in which a passenger is seated in a conveyance having multiple seats based on second wireless signals transmitted by a wireless transceiver of the conveyance;
identifying an electronic ticket stored on the passenger device based on third wireless signals transmitted by the passenger device;
determining a payment status of the ticket;
generating a map of the conveyance indicating the seat in which the passenger is seated and the payment status of the ticket;
displaying, by the conductor client, the map on a display of the conductor device;
determining whether the passenger's use of the conveyance has exceeded the value of the ticket; and
responsive to determining the passenger's use of the conveyance has exceeded the value of the ticket, sending a communication to the passenger device, wherein the communication causes the passenger device to wake and activate the ticket for inspection.