Beeple Patents Issued

Physical presence digital authentication system
Patent no: 8078136
Issued: December 13, 2011

Abstract
The interactive authentication system allows a consumer to interact with a base station, such as broadcast media (e.g., television and radio) or PC, to receive coupons, special sales offers, and other information with an electronic card. The electronic card can also be used to transmit a signal that can be received by the base station to perform a wide variety of tasks. These tasks can include launching an application, authenticating a user at a website, and completing a sales transaction at a website (e.g., by filling out a form automatically). The interaction between the base station and the electronic card is accomplished by using the conventional sound system in the base station so that a special reader hardware need not be installed to interact with the electronic card. The user is equipped with an electronic card that can receive and transmit data via sound waves. In the various embodiments, the sound waves can be audible or ultrasonic (which can be slightly audible to some...

Sonic/ultrasonic authentication method
Patent no: 8,019,609
September 13, 2011

Abstract
A method for verifying and identifying users, and for verifying users' identity, by means of an authentication device capable of transmitting, receiving and recording audio or ultrasonic signals, and capable of converting the signals into digital data, and performing digital signal processing. Voice pattern(s) and user(s) information of one or more authorized user(s) are recorded and stored on the authentication device. User(s) identification is verified by inputting to the authentication device a vocal identification signal from a user, and comparing the voice pattern of the vocal identification signal with the recorded voice pattern(s) of the authorized user(s), and if a match is detected issuing an indication that the user is identified as an authorized user.

Physical presence digital authentication system
Patent no: 7,706,838
April 27, 2010

Abstract
The interactive authentication system allows a consumer to interact with a base station, such as broadcast media (e.g., television and radio) or PC, to receive coupons, special sales offers, and other information with an electronic card. The electronic card can also be used to transmit a signal that can be received by the base station to perform a wide variety of tasks. These tasks can include launching an application, authenticating a user at a website, and completing a sales transaction at a website (e.g., by filling out a form automatically). The interaction between the base station and the electronic card is accomplished by using the conventional sound system in the base station so that a special reader hardware need not be installed to interact with the electronic card. The user is equipped with an electronic card that can receive and transmit data via sound waves. In the various embodiments, the sound waves can be audible or ultrasonic (which can be slightly audible to some groups of people).

Computer communications using acoustic signals
Patent no: 7,941,480
May 10, 2010

Abstract
A method of communicating with an electronic device. The method includes providing an electronic device having an audible sound receiving and generating sub-system including a microphone, transmitting from a source at least one acoustic signal encoded with information, receiving said at least one acoustic signal by said microphone and determining a spatial position, distance or movement of the microphone relative to the source, responsive to the received at least one signal.

Interactive Toys
Patent no: 7,568,963
August 4, 2009

Abstract
A plurality of individual toys, at least a first one of which generates acoustic signals and at least a second one of which receives acoustic signals. When the second toy receives acoustic signals from the first toy, it responds, for example, by generating a sound and/or controlling its motion. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the toys flock and/or form a procession of toys which follow a leader toy, for example a mother goose and a plurality of following and preferably quacking goslings.

Computer communications using acoustic signals
Patent no: 7,480,692
January 20, 2009

Abstract
A method of communicating with an electronic device. The method includes providing an electronic device having an audible sound receiving and generating sub-system including a microphone, transmitting from a source at least one acoustic signal encoded with information, receiving said at least one acoustic signal by said microphone and determining a spatial position, distance or movement of the microphone relative to the source, responsive to the received at least one signal.

Method to use acoustic signals for computer communications
Patent no: 7,383,297
June 2, 2008

Abstract
A method of communicating with an electronic device, comprising: providing a computer having an audible sound receiving and generating sub-system including a microphone; transmitting from a source at least one ultrasonic acoustic signal, encoded with information to the computer; and receiving said at least one signal by said microphone, to be detected by said computer. Preferably, the ultrasonic frequency used is below 50 kHz.

Card for interaction with a computer
Patent no: 7,334,735
February 26, 2008

Abstract
A smart card comprising: a memory for storing information; at least one transmitting or receiving antenna; and a low frequency circuit, for handling information associated with said antenna and said memory, which information is modulated at a modulation frequency of between 5 kHz and 100 kHz. Preferably the antenna is an acoustic antenna.

Sonic/ultrasonic authentication device
Patent no: 7,280,970
October 9, 2007

Abstract
A method for verifying and identifying users, and for verifying users' identity, by means of an authentication device capable of transmitting, receiving and recording audio or ultrasonic signals, and capable of converting the signals into digital data, and performing digital signal processing. Voice pattern(s) and user(s) information of one or more authorized user(s) are recorded and stored on the authentication device. User(s) identification is verified by inputting to the authentication device a vocal identification signal from a user, and comparing the voice pattern of the vocal identification signal with the recorded voice pattern(s) of the authorized user(s), and if a match is detected issuing an indication that the user is identified as an authorized user.

Personal communicator authentication
Patent no: 7,260,221
August 21, 2007

Abstract
A method of authentication using an electronic device comprising: providing a computer having a sound receiving and generating sub-system including a microphone ; providing a personal communicator which utilizes a communication network ; initiating a connection by the computer ,over the communications network , to the personal communicator and identifying the personal communicator responsive to an audio response of the personal communicator to the connection initiation. Preferably, the personal communicator is a cellular telephone.

Control of toys and devices by sounds
Patent no: 7,183,929
February 27, 2007

Abstract
A method of controlling at least one device by incidental sound produced by a living creature and including: attaching a sound-maker to a living creature so that the natural movements of the living creature will cause the sound-maker to emit a sound; receiving the sound by at least one device; and responding by some physical response to the sound, by the at least one device.

Physical presence digital authentication system
Patent no: 6,607,136
August 19, 2003

Abstract
The interactive authentication system allows a consumer to interact with a base station, such as broadcast media (e.g., television and radio) or PC, to receive coupons, special sales offers, and other information with an electronic card. The electronic card can also be used to transmit a signal that can be received by the base station to perform a wide variety of tasks. These tasks can include launching an application, authenticating a user at a website, and completing a sales transaction at a website (e.g., by filling out a form automatically). The interaction between the base station and the electronic card is accomplished by using the conventional sound system in the base station so that a special reader hardware need not be installed to interact with the electronic card. The user is equipped with an electronic card that can receive and transmit data via sound waves. In the various embodiments, the sound waves can be audible or ultrasonic (which can be slightly audible to some groups of people).

Reinforced micro-module
Patent no: 6,239,976
May 29, 2001

Abstract
A reinforcement structure to protect an integrated circuit module located within a card-type data carrier or smart card. The reinforcement structure is rigid, having a modulus of elasticity higher than modulus of elasticity of the smart card, and has a thickness dimension that is co-extensive with the thickness dimension of the smart card. The reinforcement structure is provided with a cavity for housing the integrated circuit module. In a preferred embodiment, the reinforcement structure is constructed of thermally and electrically conductive material that is castable or formable to facilitate integration of additional electronic circuit elements therein. In another embodiment, the reinforcement structure is configured in the shape of a SIMM card and is used in place of the normally flexible plastic SIMM card body.

Interactive Toys
Patent no: 8,062,090
November 22, 2011

Abstract
A plurality of individual toys, at least a first one of which generates acoustic signals and at least a second one of which receives acoustic signals. When the second toy receives acoustic signals from the first toy, it responds, for example, by generating a sound and/or controlling its motion. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the toys flock and/or form a procession of toys which follow a leader toy, for example a mother goose and a plurality of following and preferably quacking goslings.