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Title: US6329919: System and method for providing reservations for restroom use
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Boies, Stephen J.; Mahopac, NY
Dinkin, Samuel; Austin, TX
Moskowitz, Paul Andrew; Yorktown Heights, NY
Yu, Philip Shi-Lung; Chappaqua, NY

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 2001-12-11 / 2000-08-14

Application Number: US2000000639254

IPC Code: Advanced: G06Q 10/00;
IPC-7: G08B 23/00;

ECLA Code: G06Q10/02; G06Q10/025;

U.S. Class: Current: 340/573.1; 340/004.6; 705/005; 705/006;
Original: 340/573.1; 340/825.28; 340/825.29; 705/005; 705/006;

Field of Search: 340/539,573.1,540,531,825.28,825.29 705/5;6 701/201 707/100 395/205

Priority Number:
2000-08-14  US2000000639254

Abstract:     The present invention is an apparatus, system, and method for providing reservations for restroom use. In one embodiment, a passenger on an airplane may submit a reservation request to the system for restroom use. The reservation system determines when the request can be accommodated and notifies the passenger when a restroom becomes available. The system improves airline safety by minimizing the time passengers spent standing while an airplane is in flight.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Lee, Benjamin C.;

Maintenance Status: E1 Expired  Check current status
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First Claim:
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What is claimed is:     1. A method of providing reservations for restroom use, comprising:
  • receiving a reservation request from a user; and
  • notifying the user when the restroom is available for his or her use.

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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 17pp US5272474  1993-12 Hill  Intelli-Host Corp. Method and apparatus for monitoring the status of tables
Get PDF - 9pp US5864818  1999-01 Feldman   Automated hotel reservation processing method and system
Get PDF - 60pp US5948040  1999-09 DeLormet et al.  DeLorme Publishing Co. Travel reservation information and planning system
Get PDF - 65pp US5963948  1999-10 Shilcrat   Method for generating a path in an arbitrary physical structure
Get PDF - 32pp US5978770  1999-11 Waytena et al.  Visible Interactive Corporation Assigning and managing patron reservations for distributed services using wireless personal communication devices
Foreign References: None

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