US 9,811,970 B2
Method and apparatus for triggering and distribution of digital scratcher tickets
Brian Shuster, Beverly Hills, CA (US)
Assigned to ACTV8, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA (US)
Filed by ACTV8, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA (US)
Filed on Oct. 20, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/918,326.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/067,872, filed on Oct. 23, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0117885 A1, Apr. 28, 2016
Int. Cl. G07F 17/32 (2006.01); G07F 17/42 (2006.01)
CPC G07F 17/3223 (2013.01) [G07F 17/3204 (2013.01); G07F 17/329 (2013.01); G07F 17/42 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for displaying a digital scratcher ticket on a device having an interactive display comprising:
a) a backend data storage and processing unit configured to create and store data corresponding to a digital scratcher ticket having a unique identifier associated therewith;
b) a trigger mechanism storage and processing unit configured to generate a trigger signal for use by said device having said interactive display;
wherein upon receipt of said trigger signal by said device, said device operates to receive said stored data corresponding to a digital scratcher ticket created by said backend data storage and processing unit and validate said data with said backend data storage and processing unit, said validated data being used to display said digital scratcher ticket having said unique identifier associated therewith on said interactive display, wherein said displayed digital scratcher ticket is hidden until a user of said device interacts with said interactive display to reveal said digital scratcher ticket on said display,
wherein said trigger signal is a high frequency audio signal encoded with a numeric value corresponding with said unique identifier, and said numeric value is encoded by associating a specific audio tone with a digit between 0 and 9, and a series of said specific audio tones represents said numeric value.