(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2004/0254840 Al
Slemmer et al. (43) Pub. Date: Dec. 16,2004
(54) PARKING RESERVATION SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS
(76) Inventors: John Blake Slemmer, Norcross, GA (US); Neil Fredrick Rivenburgh,
Lawrenceville, GA (US)
MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A.
P.O. BOX 37428
RALEIGH, NC 27627 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 10/457,889
(22) Filed: Jun. 10, 2003
Publication Classification (51) Int. CI.7 G06F 17/60
Parking reservation systems and methods for a parking lot having a plurality of individual parking spaces include an electronic database of an inventory of available parking spaces; and at least one processor in communication with the electronic database. The processor can be configured to: (a) accept user input regarding a request for a reserved parking space; (b) automatically reserve a parking space for a patron upon receipt of a payment therefor; (c) generate a confirmation of the reservation for the patron; and (d) automatically adjust the database of the inventory of available spaces based on the reservation. Other systems and methods are configured to identify parking lots with vacancies in a geographical region of interest.