|United States Patent Application||20070098159|
|Ma; Hien D. ; et al.||May 3, 2007|
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING PREPAID MUSIC CARD FOR DECIPHERING RECORDED BROADCAST AUDIO SIGNALS
An apparatus and method are provided for deciphering recorded digital audio signals and using a smart card to pay for deciphering. Encrypted digital audio signals are recorded onto a recording medium, such as a compact disc or the like. When the user desires to listen to the recording, the encrypted recording is inserted into a player/recorder and a prepaid smart card is inserted into a smart card reader connected to the player/recorder. The smart card reader deducts a predetermined value from the card before allowing the player/recorder to decipher the encrypted recording, and record the deciphered audio onto a recording medium for playback.
|Inventors:||Ma; Hien D.; (Delray Beach, FL) ; Petros; Argy; (Parkland, FL) ; Patsiokas; Stelios; (Coral Springs, FL) ; Marko; Paul D.; (Pembroke Pines, FL) ; Lerner; Kenneth; (Boca Raton, FL) ; Falcone; Frank; (Loxahatchee, FL)|
|Correspondence Name and Address:|| |
ROYLANCE, ABRAMS, BERDO & GOODMAN, L.L.P.
|Filed:||April 17, 2006|
|U.S. Current Class:||380/37; 380/274|
|U.S. Class at Publication:||380/037; 380/274|
|Intern'l Class:||H04K 1/06 20060101 H04K001/06; H04K 1/00 20060101 H04K001/00; H04K 1/04 20060101 H04K001/04|
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