We are seeing a remarkable improvement in the accuracy of locating the phone inside/outside of zones as small as room scale. This should improve the use of the technology outdoors where WiFi is weak to non-existent, such as amusement parks, state and national parks, zoos, etc. We have been awaiting this for some time. https://www.spirent.com/blogs/the-impact-of-5g-on-location-technologies-part-1-market-drivers […]
Zonal’s 5th Patent Application Published
Copy of Zonal System’s 5th patent application has been published, copy here. This further elaborates on the use of zones for paid parking, and API for autonomous cars, robots and security zone applications. We have increased the IDS to over 390 citations and further focused the scope of the claims. High Definition Zones Summary Power […]
5th Patent Filed
We have filed our 5th patent continuation of the original 2012 patent, focusing on the security application as it has evolved, the toll road application, and control of drones. Will publish it as soon as the Patent Office does, but in a nutshell, we’ve addressed the following: Security applications – as the resolution of indoor […]
Zonal Toll Roads – Toll Zones
Zonal’s latest patent has several claims that specifically relate to using zones for toll roads, parking lots and other paid-access areas. Zonal’s Toll Zone is created by zoning and access/ egress area – as a “virtual toll booth” or zoning the entire toll area, including toll lanes and HOV lanes. The zonal app device reports […]
4th Patent to be Granted for Toll Zones, Control of Autonomous Cars, and Drones
We have heard from the USPTO that our 4th patent, which covers zones for cars, drones, machines and virtual toll roads – and evidencing virtual zones on interactive maps – will be granted pending some drawing clean up and wording clarifications. Copy here Quick Power Point of how this applies to virtual toll roads, ride sharing, […]
5th Patent for Evidencing Interactive Geo-Enclosures on an Online Map
The USPTO just published our 5th patent application (this one is pending) for creating, registering, and evidencing interactive geo-enclosures on online maps.
Where in the world is your Zone ?
Someday soon, just about anywhere you want it to be, even if you’re not in your zone, you will be able to create a zone anywhere on the planet that has A. GPS and B. Internet service So almost anywhere shown on this OSM video . . .
Confessions of a Map Nerd
I have been obsessed with maps since I was a kid. I collect maps. I look for old maps in antique shops. My prize find is a map of the proposed competitor to the Panama Canal, the Nicaragua Canal, which was promoted by Wall Street bond offerings that showed Nicaragua to be about two miles […]
Virtual Geo-Zones of +/- 10 cm Tolerance = the End of Beacons is Nigh !?
Coming to a smart phone near you. Or car, robot or drone Beacons and tags are the default method for indoor proximity-based systems. They’re accurate and they work well for relatively small areas – inside buildings, where the phone’s GPS or even some Wi-Fi geo-positioning may be problematic. All that is about to change – […]
4th and 5th Patent Apps Filed !
We have filed our 4th and 5th continuation patent applications – for using virtual interactive zones for the control of machines and for creating and evidencing several types of interactive zones on maps. The 5th one was filed on Tuesday after about 9 months of research, searches, drafting, drawing, etc. Will post it soon, but […]