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A business model for on demand concession service at large events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030058D
Publication Date: 2004-Jul-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 10K

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Thomas Patrick Dawson: INVENTOR [+2]

Abstract

A cell phone or PDA is used to access a web page servicing the event. A user enters their location and the type of concession items they want. The concession service uses this information to route vendors.

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Sony Corporation

Sony Electronics Inc.

IPD Case #5046017

Title: A business model for on demand concession service at large events

Abstract: A cell phone or PDA is used to access a web page servicing the event. A user enters their location and the type of concession items they want. The concession service uses this information to route vendors.

Inventors: Thomas Patrick Dawson Bryan Mihalov

Description of the Invention: Provide a concise technical description of your invention in the format outlined below on the following pages.

1: Explain the problems, issues or needs which led to the invention, and explain how others have addressed these problems, issues or needs.

There is currently no good means for the concession service at large events to adapt to changing demand in different areas of the event site. What is needed is a means to allow the concession operation to adapt to the changing needs of the people attending the event.

2: Describe your invention in terms of how it solves the problems described in paragraph 1. Specifically identify the new or novel features of your invention. Describe the construction and operation of the invention including drawings (flow charts, schematics, block diagrams, mechanical drawings, photographs, etc.) You may attach documentation in the form of letters, memos, engineering notebook pages, etc. if available, or you may use as many invention disclosure data sheets as necessary. Be sure each page is signed, dated and witnessed.

This is a business model for on demand concession vending at large events such as a baseball game, football game, NASCAR race, etc. A web page servicing the event allows attendees to enter their location by...