Method to use acoustic signals for computer communications

CAFC
  • US 7,383,297 B1
  • Filed: 10/01/1999
  • Issued: 06/03/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of communicating between an electronic device and a computer, the method comprising:

  • providing said computer with an audible sound receiving and generating sub-system including a microphone and a loudspeaker;

    transmitting from the electronic device at least one first acoustic signal, encoded with information, to said computer;

    receiving said at least one first acoustic signal by said microphone, to be detected by said computer;

    processing said at least one first acoustic signal, by the computer, to extract said encoded information; and

    transmitting to said electronic device from the computer, using said loudspeaker, at least a second acoustic signal, encoded with information, in response to said detected at least one first acoustic signal.

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