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Remote Queuing Service with Notification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198780D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 23K

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Abstract

This invention provides a service that can make customers queue remotely. A customer just need to go to the establishment when his queue position is coming soon.

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Remote Queuing Service with Notification

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Customers often need to queue when do business in establishments that are crowded like banks and hospitals. The queues are quite long especially in China . Customers wait in the establishments or go around for some time after getting their position numbers , but they often miss the numbers when coming back and they need to queue again . A lot of time is wasted on this. The establishments also need to provide a wide space for queuing people .

A service is designed that can make customers queue remotely . A customer just need to go to the establishment when his queue position is coming soon . Customers' time is saved and the establishments' place can free.

The customer requests and gets a queue position number before going to the establishment through cell phone messaging . When the customer's turn is coming soon , he gets another message to notify him to go to the establishment .

As people always take cell phones with them , it's most convenient to use cell phone messaging to implement our invention . The following figure describes the whole process .


1. The Establishment applies a queue service number from the Queue Server .
2. The Queue Server returns the service number to the Establishment and register it .
3. The Customer sends a message to a special service number to request a position number in a special queue and customize how early to be...