US 9,812,137 B2
Data communication using audio patterns systems and methods
Ng Woo Hong, Singapore (SG); Yiqun Hu, Singapore (SG); and Ider Cheng, Taipei (TW)
Assigned to PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed by PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed on Jun. 28, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/930,728.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/675,662, filed on Jul. 25, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2014/0029768 A1, Jan. 30, 2014
Int. Cl. G10L 19/018 (2013.01)
CPC G10L 19/018 (2013.01) 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system comprising:
a non-transitory memory storing computer-executable instructions and a plurality of messages; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read the computer-executable instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
encoding a message into an audio pattern, the message being selected from the plurality of messages;
mixing the audio pattern with an audio content to generate a mixed audio content such that the audio pattern included in the mixed audio content is inaudible to a human ear;
broadcasting the mixed audio content to one or more media output devices, the broadcasting causing the mixed audio content to be output through the one or more media output devices;
receiving, from a user device, a user response to the message encoded in the audio pattern that is included in the mixed audio content output by the one or more media output devices; and
adjusting, based on the user response, a frequency with which the message is selected for future transmissions.