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2) United States Patent 6a om ~ 3) en @y 6s) @) or «2 68) Northrup et al. SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLACIN VIRTUAL GEOGRAPHIC ZONE MARKERS Applicant: ZONAL SYSTEMS, LLC ws Dallas, TX Inventors: James L. Northrup, Dallas, TX (US): Robert L. Pieree, I, Dalls, TX (US Assignee: ZONAL SYSTEMS, LLC, Dallas, TX ws) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term ofthis pateat is extended or adjusted under 3 USC. 154(b) by 0 days. Appl. Nos 15/277.915 File 27, 2016 Prior Publication Data US 201710018184 1 Jan, 19, 2017 Related US. Application Data Continuation-in-part of application No, 15/131.965, filed on Apr. 18, 2016, which is a continuation of (Continued) Int. € Hos 2400 (2009.01) G08G V4 (2006.01) (Continued) GO8G. 1/144 (2013.01), G6Q 300238 (2013.01), Ga6g 300261 (2013.01) (Continued) Field of Classification Search CPC GORG 1/144; GO6Q 3010238; HO4L, 63/0428 (Continued) 'US0097861 7652 US 9,786,176 B2 Oct. 10, 2017 (10) Patent No.: (4s) Date of Patent: 66) References Cited US. PATENT DOCUMENTS. 3990067 A WI9TS Van Dusen a Sung A 61902 Hollunt etal (Coutinved) FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS au aooraiem9 112007 (Continved) (OTHER PUBLICATIONS Johnson, “6 Parking. Apps That Save You Time and. Money” hp wr foes om te emajohnson 20141218 Spackins anpe-thahelpyowsavetimeand-money'®228390974e, Dee pec (Continved) Primary Examiner —Nehi 1 Ly (V4) Attorney, Agent, oF Firm — Schultz & Associates, Pc on ABSTRACT A system and method for user interaction includes @ net- ‘work, a serve connected to the network, a supervisor device receiving infomation from a global positioning system and jonnected tothe network, user device receiving informs. tion fom the global positioning system and connected wo the network. The supervisor, having the supervisor deviee, defines set of viral geographic zones and sub-zanes in ‘whieh the user device i tracked, and saves the set of Virtual gongraphie zones and sub-nones to a supervisor account on the server. The user downloads a user application, sts-up a ter account, and downloads the set of virtual geographic ‘ones and stb-2ones, As the user, having the wser deviee, ‘moves through the virtual geographic zones and sub-zones the location of the wser devies is determined and set of supervisor-defined actions are executed on the user device based on the location of the user device 19 Claims, 80 Drawing Sheets US 9,786,1 Page 2 76 B2 (60) I) (2) 68) 66) Related U.S. Application Data pplication No, 14/209,049, filed on Mar. 13, 2014, now Pat, No. 9.317.996, and a continuation in-part of pplication No. 14/102.238, filed on Dac. 10, 2013, now Pat, No, 9.319.834, and a continuation in-part of pplication No. 13024396, filed on Jun. 21,2013, now Pat, No, 9.398.404, Provisional aplication No. 61/778,874, filed on Ma. 13, 2013, provisional application No. 61/735,402, filed on Dee. 10, 2012, provisional application No. (61/662,980, fle on Jun. 22, 2012. 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