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2) United States Patent oy oy fo) wo an @ 6s) (3) (60) Gn Pierce, et al. METHOD FOR AUTHENTICATING A WAGER USING A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTING WITH VIRTUAL GEOGRAPHIC ZONES Applicants: Robert L. Pierce, I Dallas, TX (US); James L. Northrup, Dallas, TX (US) Inventors: Robert L, Pieree, I, Dallas, TX (US): ames L: Northrup, Dallas, TX (US) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the team ofthis pateat is extended of adjusted under 35 USC. 154(b) by O days This patent is subject to a terminal dis- claimer, Appl. No 14/209,049 Filed: Mar 13,2014 Prioe Publication Data US 20140194192A1 Jul. 10,2014 Related Application Data Continuation-in-part of application No, 14/102,238, filed on Dee. 10,2013, which sa continuation-in-part of aplication No, 13924,395, fled on Jun. 21, 2013, Provisional application No. 61/735.402, filed on Dee. 10, 2012, provisional application No. 61/662,980, fed on Jun, 22, 2012, provisional application No. 61/798,874, fled on Mar. 13,2013. Int Cl. How 2400 (200901) GOT 1732 (2006.01) (Continued) us.cl. CPC. GO7F 173244 (2013.01); Go6g 300238 (2013.01), F060 3020261 (2013.01) (Continved) US 9,317,996 B2 *Apr. 19, 2016 'US009317996B2 (10) Patent No. 4s) Date of Patent: (58) Fleld of Classification Search CRC. HOW 4102: HOAW 64/00; HO4L. 29108657 usec 455/456.3, 456.1, 404.2, 414.1, 422. ‘See application ile for complete search history 66) References Cited US. PATENT DOCUMENTS 3.990.067 sumo A 11976 Van Dusen ta 61992 Holind ea (Continsed) FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS av aoo7aisn9 12007 (Cominved) (OTHER PUBLICATIONS Mick Rohets,Sciense Fiction Bovomes Farming Fat, Prof Ir ‘ational—The Farm Machinery Magazine. May 2007, pp. 3638 Asi Publishing Intemational La, Halsham, Fast Sussex, United inaom. (Continved) Primary Examiner —Ngbi WLy (14) Attorney, Agent, oF Firm — Schultz & Associates, PC on ABSTRACT A system and method for use interationincludes a neowork, ‘aserverconnectedto the network, aspervisor device rei” ing information from a global positioning system and con- feted to the network, a user device receiving information from the global positioning system snd connected to the network. ‘The supervisor, having the supervisor device, Gefines a set of virtual geographic zones and sub-zones in ‘whieh the user dovie i tracked and saves the set of virtual pic zones and sub-zones toa supervisor account on the server. The user downloads a user application, sts-up a ‘wer account, and downloads the set of viral geographic ‘ones and stb-2ones, As the user, having the user device, ‘moves through the virtual geographic zones and sub-zones the location of the user device is delermined and set of supervisor-defined actions are execited on the vser device based on the location ofthe user devie. 83 Claims, 23 Drawing Sheets US 9,317,996 B2 Page 2 Gb Ince. 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Thompson, “New Flectronic Monitors Tun the Clock Ahead for Gard Tour Technology.” Security, vol. 24, Ise, DateSep, 1987), pp. 100-102, 104,108. hapa App Publick: ‘ions abstract aspx 71D= 107246, * cited by examiner U.S. Patent Apr. 19, 2016 Sheet 1 of 23 US 9,317,996 B2 FIG. 1 (PRIOR ART) 155 159 INVALID COVERAGE VALID COVERAGE US 9,317,996 B2 Sheet 2 of 23 Apr. 19, 2016 U.S, Patent WaNFOR vz ‘Did ae (ann) ss200ue | _ 167 soz~.| NOLWAUONI 2 | gz Nolvo07 HaSN Gee ASVAVIVOOOTNAISAS ne Zi@_Nollwonddy ¥asn Promsn wossz00ud KY] giz auonaN ve SoM io0s ONO WaSN asvaviva scorers || [_sansan i eez ez, (GUNN 3HL 4O SWALSAS NOLLVOIAVN ‘UBHLO ONY NOUWINONVRL __ Sein HLOO1 3778 'NOLLVOINNINOD C7aI4 we fan anise ea LIVEN NOLL INONVAL LHAV3SNOH NI'NOLLWINONYRL YBMOL TSO asveviva wasn YOSIANDENS ‘SUBLVaEY SdO ‘Sd ONIONTOND NOLLWOM de ZA S30|AM3S AVN axa t v0e J 41SOH ‘UA303Y — aS 902 Nouwoo1}| | | sgoinuas AYN ee he NoUWOI ddl wOssz00u oe ole i wosinyadns ‘YBAYES WALSAS ZOA a Fz nounsusnil| | #OSs300ud Ze xvowan coz Loz oe 9627] MONVNId *BOWN30 NOSIAUSANS US 9,317,996 B2 Sheet 3 of 23 Apr. 19, 2016 U.S, Patent sasvav.va dc ‘Ola SIN3A3 4aSN ee suasn | see = siuoasu wosinuzans _ }~ Vee WALSAS SHL NI S1V1S JO azz 3ONVHO HOVA UOd ANNA NV SNIVLNOO 907 W3LSAS ANNODOW UIOWM SNOILOW YOSIANSdNS eee 3HL "3SV@VLVC SIHL NI ‘NOLLWO1SIN3A ‘I G3AVS SUV S3IMLN3 907 WALSAS TY 30 STIV130 NOLVAOANI UaSN SBNOZ-ENS HOSIANAANS A 777 ‘$3NOZ YOSIANSdNS lez (NOLLWOLARYAA ‘C) NOLLWHONI YosiAuaans [O27 SSIILN3 901 WBLSAS ANnooov ¥asn ANNODOV HOSIANdNs J 3sveviva J 3svaviva seveviva | O€Z 901 WALSAS Lee wasn wosiauadns = 6 LZ 622 602 OZ U.S. Patent Apr. 19, 2016 Sheet 4 of 23 US 9,317,996 B2 US 9,317,996 B2 Sheet 5 of 23 Apr. 19, 2016 U.S, Patent a de “Old ue < Ya vee 3NOZ-ENS TSW OE. soe gle vie 208 90¢ -3NOZ-4Ns zIsiV oe § 7 OE: 3 wee 808 g0e 3NOZans zIsIV Oct s ‘TNeze We ole —3NOZ-Ens zIsIV ve coe sle— oe ele WE a 3NOZ-8NS Ze — 3NOz-aNs SISIV 8Ze eee walsiozu HSVO e \ vee o0€ oce US 9,317,996 B2 Sheet 6 of 23 Apr. 19, 2016 U.S, Patent see YNOL ALIHNDAS HOI LNOAVT ONITTING O€ “DIA PSSA) BBOIO pa 0! 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U.S, Patent Apr. 19,2016 Sheet 8 of 23 EXAMPLE LAND AREA IS 10 MILES WIDE US 9,317,996 B2 3017 3018 3020 An CASINO i CLASS1-3GAMING | INCLUDED ZONE I | g 3021 I I z 2 3031 3082 a] Ss) cota 3026 3024 a\ | 1 3035 q) 1 2025 y | 5 breoa}--- 4-4 g HOTES 11 Restaurant 1 | SCHOOL | | @| | 1 CLASS3 GAMING 11 CLASS 1 AND2.GamING | | EXCLUDED ZONE 3] | 1 INCLUDED: ae 11 wewoezone 1] 3023 | | = ! —OO———— J allt 3036 ! | B 8) | cxxxt | a| | ----- al Poe eee q 1 AIRPORTS: 1 1 1 | 1 OTHERPUBLIC PLACES | I I 1 GLaSs3GaMING 1279030 Son ' 1 INCLUDED ZONE 1 i I 130287 3027 i I I I I u FIG. 3E GAMING ZONE COVERAGE OF A 100. ‘SQUARE MILE LARGE LAND AREA WITH INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED GAMING ZONES (NOT DRAWN TO SCALE) U.S. Patent Apr. 19, 2016 Sheet 9 of 23 US 9,317,996 B2 CASINO CLASS 1-3 GAMING INCLUDED ZONE & 3039 3040 3048 £ —---—-— 4 ee ete 74 1 3046 I ancl ! HOTEL ! | cass3camne | | INCLUDED ZONE | I 3047 I 3045 EEE a (ee oe ee ee aan : SPORTS BAR : i CLASS3 GAMING | i INCLUDED ZONE | ! WG) 3044! 13043 ! a 4 FIG. 3F PERSON TO PERSON (P2P) GAMING IN THREE DIFFERENT GAMING ZONES (NOT DRAWN TO SCALE) US 9,317,996 B2 Sheet 10 of 23 Apr. 19, 2016 U.S, Patent Nas YOsIANadNS wy ow» Vb Old SNOLLOV aAvS aNozHova uos “81 NOY aS SNOLLOV 831NA ay oly Si NOUWENOLNOO ONY _-bLY oy NowLOO7 SNINRERLE0 7 NOUWIUONI NOILVWWOSNI NOLLVOO AVN GN3S aa NOIUWRIOAN NOLYOOT A IS3TO3 NINE bly 4038 3NOZ ALVIN om ‘Lop NOLVWONI LNNODOV GNaS O “oly RC) ee y “Innogov 1s3n038 NOULVIOININNOOOY BNE. gy aby “NOLLWPRGOANI LNNOOOY aNaS Nouvoriddy €0r YOSINYSENS LUVIS ~ Soy oor Nouvondav se 'BOINSO NOSIANSANS OL ‘WOSIAYEENS TIVISN ~ bOY wong Lop éd¥uosuaans avOTNMIOG NINLAG 7 NOLVOTaa zor wosiANadns 1S3NOR “YENUIS OL LO3NNOD ¥aNUBS ZOA barley ‘SaOINURS AYN boz uosinaans [£02 ad U.S. Patent Apr. 19, 2016 Sheet 11 of 23 a 422 423. ~ DETERMINE ZONE TYPE 1 424~ DEFINE ZONE 427 DEFINE SUB-ZONE 1 428 ASSOCIATE SUB-ZONE WITH ZONE T 429 DETERMINE SUB-ZONE TYPE 4 4 31 ~CEN NO. 30 ‘YES FIG. 4B ESTABLISH ZONE/SUB-ZONE US 9,317,996 B2 U.S. Patent Apr. 19, 2016 Sheet 12 of 23 US 9,317,996 B2 432 434 DETERMINE LOCATION 435~J RECORD LOCATION 436 YES fo 4371 CLOSE TO FIRST POINT 1 SHOW PREVIEW OF CLEAR 438 ZONE/SUB-ZONE ZONE/SUB-ZONE 440 7 FIG. 4C DEFINE ZONE/SUB-ZONE US 9,317,996 B2 Sheet 13 of 23 Apr. 19, 2016 U.S, Patent dls 43sn Ws ‘OI Nouvonddv¥asN OLIN ore © ows Nouov auvomnninniog 7 MOONY NOLLOV AviESIa C) BNGOVONEANOZ eis 91S as 404 NOLLVOOTHOLINOW ~ \ BLS a8 ‘SNOILOV SNINYSL3G ‘SNOILOW GNSS © Ca Innosov wosinuadns OL NOLWASLENOO "SSN BAS CG ee eee © 02:0 sarvwiaxooo anvs E'S LS '3NOZ 40 SaLYNIGHOOD awwvanag «_) '3NOZ JO S3LVNIHOOD ONS 60S 7s 20S NOLLWOIIINBA ‘GI ¥asn 3AvS “INNOOOW Y3SN HSIIEVISS 2 C) sitowow wsrevisa 01 90S "INNOOOV 1S3N1Daw NOLLVOLSIISA “Ol WaSN GN3S NOUWOIAIUAA “Gl ¥3SN ULNA ~_gn¢ © nouwvornaev ash Las g5¢ SLNAWYINOSY 30130 ©)| 28 NOLONddW HaSn GVOINMOG © nowwonaav wasn Tvusni pos zog—~ Hasn aNWnELa0 y NoUWOrddv ¥ASN 1S4ND3U 'Y3AIS OL LO3NNOD hoz ]_ 820838200 sonaawasn | goz ‘Qe U.S, Patent Apr. 19,2016 Sheet 14 of 23 US 9,317,996 B2 522 DETERMINE LOGATION 521 1 oa DETERMINE VELOCITY rf v ot DETERMINE DIRECTION v 525 ‘SET FREQUENCY OF SAMPLING t oe START CLOOK ———_ J ou DETERMINE PREDICTED PATH — 528 DETERMINE ZONE EQUATION 529 : ‘COMPARE PREDICTED PATH TO ZONE EQUATION 530 ¢ DETERMINE IN OR OUT OF ZONE AREA v 531 DETERWINE DIRECTION v 1592“ SORT-NEARBY” ZONES TO ELIMINATE BEHIND ZONES v SET DISTANCE "NEARBY" RANGE TO 533 PERCENTAGE OF VELOCITY v aa PROJECT PATH BY DISTANCE RANGE v ‘SORT "NEARBY" ZONES BY DISTANCE RETRIEVE 535 RANGE ALONG PREDICTED PATH NEXT ZONE T r oa REPORT "NEARBY" ZONES 538 537 YES FIG. 5B UPDATE MONITOR USER PREDICTED PATH? 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