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Intelligent temporal and geo-spatial assistant to direct Consumers and Proxies to Unreserved Resource

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243967D
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-02
Document File: 5 page(s) / 55K

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Abstract

How does a consumer know where to find a scare and diminishing commodity?

For example, today users can view inventory levels on a retailer's website only to find the product is out of stock by the time they get there.

This system is an intelligent temporal and geo-spatial assistant that assists the users with securing a commodity or resource.

A resource is something in limited or fluctuating supply that can be acquired eg bought or used but the provider does not allow to be reserved, eg a public seat at a stadium, a product on a retail shelf.

The System makes it more likely users will securing resource that cannot be reserved.

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Intelligent temporal and geo

Intelligent temporal and geo-

How does a consumer know where to find a scare and diminishing commodity?

Sports fans approach a stadium with unreserved seating. How do they know where seats are available? If they head straight to their preferred location they may find the seating there already occupied . They then head to their second preference to find that has just filled up . If they had known their first preference was taken they would have gone straight and secured their second preference .

A parent wanting a popular children's toy may head to different retail outlets to discover the item has sold out before finding the item at a subsequent retailer. Had the parent known where the toy was available across a set of shops in a community or in a shopping centre they would have gone straight to the retailer that had the best chance of selling them the toy .

Other examples: car parking, capacity or seating on public transport.

This system is essentially an intelligent temporal and geo-spatial assistant that assists the users with securing a commodity or resource. A resource is something in limited or fluctuating supply that can be acquired eg bought or used but the provider does not allow to be reserved, eg a public seat at a stadium, a product on a retail shelf.

The System:

- identifies availability of resource via different means, eg in a stadium video analysis or sensors, in a retail environment, retailer stock level inventory, shelf image analysis.

- relays availability to interested parties eg via portal or push notification

--spatial assistant to direct Consumers and Proxies to Unreserved Resource

spatial assistant to direct Consumers and Proxies to Unreserved Resource

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- maintains a view of how the resource is being consumed

- maintains a model of potential consumers; eg looks at crowd density and movement at the stadium, looks at car park arrival rates and number of handsets roaming on to cell towers local to the retail outlet )

- identifies options for where and when the resource is available and predicts availability to the consumer , ie tells them what is available when and where and gives probability of the consumer securing the resource (ie states there are x seats available on the wing but the seats are likely to fill before they get there, recommends instead they sit behind the goals, eg tells the consumer to go to a shopping centre furt...