US Patent No. 11,030,611

SHORT-RANGE PAYMENT SYSTEM USING SOUND COMMUNICATION


Patent No. 11,030,611
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title Short-range Payment System Using Sound Communication
Inventorship Chang Soon Yim, Seoul (KR)
Assignee DANSOLPLUS CO., LTD., Seoul (KR) Chang Soon Yim, Seoul (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,030,611

1. A short-range payment system using sound communication, the short-range payment system comprising:a user terminal configured to
receive an awake sound wave signal over a first channel, the awake sound wave signal including an encryption key,
initiate a payment mode of the user terminal upon receiving the awake sound wave signal, and
transmit a card information sound wave signal over a second channel different from the first channel upon receiving the awake sound wave signal, the card information sound wave signal including an encryption key and card information, and the card information sound wave signal being transmitted during operation in the payment mode;
a magnetic field converter configured to, upon receiving the card information sound wave signal from the user terminal over the second channel,
extract the encryption key from the card information sound wave signal,
extract the card information from the card information sound wave signal only when validity of the extracted encryption key is verified, and
generate a magnetic field that matches the extracted card information; and
an MST payment device configured to perform payment processing by using the magnetic field generated by the magnetic field converter,
wherein the magnetic field converter comprises:
a proximity sensor configured to detect whether the user terminal is present within a preset proximity range;
an awake sound wave signal transmission unit configured to, upon detecting the user terminal within the preset proximity range, request the card information from the user terminal by transmitting the awake sound wave signal having the encryption key over the first channel;
a card information sound wave signal reception unit configured to receive the card information sound wave signal having the encryption key over the second channel;
a card information extraction unit configured to extract the card information from the received card information sound wave signal; and
a magnetic field generation unit configured to generate the magnetic field that matches the extracted card information,
wherein the awake sound wave signal transmission unit comprises an encryption key generation module configured to generate the encryption key,
wherein the card information sound wave signal reception unit comprises a validity verification module configured to extract the encryption key from the card information sound wave signal received over the second channel in order to verify validity of the encryption key,
wherein the card information extraction unit extracts the card information from the card information sound wave signal only when the validity of the extracted encryption key is verified as matching the transmitted encryption key of the awake sound wave signal, and the card information extraction unit does not extract the card information from the card information sound wave signal when the validity of the extracted encryption key is not verified, and
wherein the awake sound wave signal transmission unit, the card information sound wave signal reception unit, the card information extraction unit, the magnetic field generation unit, the encryption key generation module, and the validity verification module are each implemented via at least one processor.