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MeetingWave Gains New Location-Based Networking Patent Allowance

Friday, January 29, 2010

Provides Coverage for, offline networking, face-to-face meetings

Ridgefield, CT -- TTB Technologies, LLC, the owner of, announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance on its patent application relating to geo-location or location-based networking methods and systems. The application (U.S. Serial No. 12/286,565) is based on an original application filed in February 2000.

The application includes claims covering methods for facilitating face-to-face meetings comprising determining the location of a user and sending the user notifications relating to another user’s information based on the location. The invention may employ an advanced positioning system in combination with a cellular communication network to determine the location of a user. The invention can thereby provide users with updated information relating to that location such as newly posted invites for meetings in the region that might interest that user.

"Location is a critical factor for any face-to-face offline networking meeting since where users are located helps determine which meetings to attend and who to reach out to for proposed networking meetings." commented John Boyd, Founder of MeetingWave. "This patent application includes claims directed to determining the location of a user using cellphone-based technologies and is a significant addition to our growing intellectual property estate, which already includes US Patent Nos. 6,963,900 and 7,483,946. We anticipate the issuance of additional patents covering technologies for networking offline in the future including other geo-location technologies."


MeetingWave helps members meet new people off-line for business or social purposes allowing its members to set up networking meetings that are open to people they have never met while providing control, flexibility and privacy. MeetingWave is laser focused on providing a flexible versatile online tool that allows members to meet new clients, network with others in their industry, recruit new team members, connect with potential investors, find new opportunities, or make new business contacts or friends.

Members can create invites for proposed meetings that specify the types of people they want to network with or the purpose of their networking meeting. MeetingWave would then notify the member by email each time someone accepts their invite. They must then approve or decline each acceptance -- and can do so for any reason. MeetingWave then notifies the other individuals whether he or she may attend the member’s meeting. Only "approved" individuals may attend. Thus, the member who posted the invite ultimately controls whether the meeting will happen and who may attend thereby providing a flexible versatile tool for expanding your real-world contacts.

Members can create invites for proposed meeting with new people over coffee, lunch, drinks or any other networking meeting. Or, a member can search through invites posted by others and accept those of interest.

Currently, small business owners, entrepreneurs, freelancers, consultants, attorneys, real estate professionals, recruiters, job seekers, financial planners, and others are posting invites to meet new clients or customers, find team members or jobs, make new business contacts or form support groups.

About TTB Technologies, LLC

TTB Technologies, LLC was founded for the purposes of creating, developing, licensing and commercializing new technologies and intellectual property. In addition to the networking tool and related intellectual property including US Patent Nos. 6,963,900 and 7,483,946, the company owns U.S. Patent No. 6,484,148 and related patent assets, pertaining to technologies for delivering targeted advertising.

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