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Psycho-Acoustic Simulations

BlueBeat CEO Hank Risan pioneered simulated sound-alike recordings of previously recorded musical works, called 'Psycho-Acoustic Simulations,' based on a branch of science that studies the psychological and physiological responses associated with sound (including speech and music). Risan's proprietary and patented simulation technology (a) analyzes and deconstructs original sound recordings into their component parts, (b) creates compositional scores based on the deconstructions, (c) synthesizes replacement sounds, and (d) fixes the sounds in a 3-D virtual sound stage in MP3 format. BlueBeat sound engineers control artist placement and mic'ing to create a dynamic and evocative listening experience for each BlueBeat simulation.

All music content listed on the BlueBeat site is performed using BlueBeat Simulations
MOMI-065: SYNTHETIC SIMULATION OF A MEDIA RECORDING
(8,809,663, Pub Date: August 19, 2014)

Last Updated May 14, 2013

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Issued and Pending Patents in use on BlueBeat.com

  • MOMI-002: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING LOCATION-OBSCURED MEDIA DELIVERY (8,090,659, Pub Date: Sep 11, 2003)
  • MOMI-002.CON: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING LOCATION-OBSCURED MEDIA DELIVERY (8,160,963, Pub Date: Oct 28, 2010)
  • MOMI-003: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING GLOBAL MEDIA CONTENT DELIVERY (7,721,103, Pub Date: Nov 27, 2003)
  • MOMI-005: CONTROLLING INTERACTION OF DELIVERABLE ELECTRONIC MEDIA (7,578,002, Pub Date: May 27, 2004)
  • MOMI-006: PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF MEDIA CONTENT WITHIN A GLOBAL NETWORK (7,584,353, Pub Date: Mar 17, 2005)
  • MOMI-006.DIV1: PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF MEDIA CONTENT WITHIN A GLOBAL NETWORK (8,112,810, Pub Date: Oct 22, 2009)
  • MOMI-006.DIV2: PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF MEDIA CONTENT WITHIN A GLOBAL NETWORK (8,112,815, Pub Date: Oct 22, 2009)
  • MOMI-006.DIV3: PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF MEDIA CONTENT WITHIN A GLOBAL NETWORK (8,122,248, Pub Date: Oct 22, 2009)
  • MOMI-006.DIV4: PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF MEDIA CONTENT WITHIN A GLOBAL NETWORK (8,667,299, Pub Date: Feb 9, 2012)
  • MOMI-007: REPORTING INFORMATION ABOUT USERS WHO OBTAIN COPYRIGHTED MEDIA USING A NETWORK IN AN UNAUTHORIZED MANNER (8,739,294, Pub Date: Feb 9, 2012)
  • MOMI-008: METHOD OF CONTROLLING RECORDING OF MEDIA (7,316,033, Pub Date: May 27, 2004)
  • MOMI-010.CIP: METHOD FOR REDIRECTING OF KERNEL DATA PATH FOR CONTROLLING RECORDING OF MEDIA (pending, Pub Date: May 27, 2004)
  • MOMI-011: METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DETERRING UNAUTHORIZED USE OF MEDIA CONTENT BY DEGRADING THE CONTENT'S WAVEFORM (allowed, Pub Date: Feb 9, 2012)
  • MOMI-012: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLED MEDIA SHARING IN A NETWORK (7,426,637, Pub Date: Nov 25, 2004)
  • MOMI-012.DIV1: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLED MEDIA SHARING IN A NETWORK (8,561,202, Pub Date: Oct 9, 2008)
  • MOMI-012.DIV2: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLED MEDIA SHARING IN A NETWORK (8,713,304, Pub Date: Nov 13, 2008)
  • MOMI-012.DIV3: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLED MEDIA SHARING IN A NETWORK (8,578,502, Pub Date: Oct 9, 2008)
  • MOMI-013: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS OF MEDIA ON A MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE (8,161,562)
  • MOMI-014: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING PRESENTATION OF MEDIA ON A MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE (8,250,663, Pub Date: Sep 23, 2004)
  • MOMI-015: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTIVELY CONTROLLING ACCESS TO PROTECTED MEDIA ON A MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE (7,904,964)
  • MOMI-015.CON: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTIVELY CONTROLLING ACCESS TO PROTECTED MEDIA ON A MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE (8,132,263, Pub Date: Apr 28, 2011)
  • MOMI-016: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING PRESENTATION OF COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA ON A MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE (7,870,385, Pub Date: Aug 4, 2005)
  • MOMI-016.CON: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING PRESENTATION OF COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA ON A MEDIA STORAGE DEVICE (8,108,671, Pub Date: Dec 16, 2010)
  • MOMI-017: PROTECTING COPYRIGHTED MEDIA WITH MONITORING LOGIC (allowed, Pub Date: Feb 16, 2012)
  • MOMI-017.PRO: PROTECTING COPYRIGHTED MEDIA WITH MONITORING LOGIC (pending)
  • MOMI-018: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED RECORDING OF MEDIA CONTENT ON A MACINTOSH OPERATING SYSTEM (7,802,095, Pub Date: Aug 4, 2005)
  • MOMI-018.CON: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED RECORDING OF MEDIA CONTENT ON A MACINTOSH SYSTEM (8,438,656, Pub Date: Nov 4, 2010)
  • MOMI-019: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA (8,087,091, Pub Date: Jan 26, 2006)
  • MOMI-019.CON: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA (8,572,761, Pub Date: May 24, 2012)
  • MOMI-020: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING VIDEO MEDIA (pending, Pub Date: Apr 14, 2005)
  • MOMI-020.PRO: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING VIDEO MEDIA (pending, Pub Date: Dec 14, 2006)
  • MOMI-022: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A MEDIA CHANGE NOTIFICATION ON A COMPUTING SYSTEM (8,555,395, Pub Date: Aug 4, 2005)
  • MOMI-023: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY EXECUTING AN OPERATION AFTER A MEDIA EVENT (pending, Pub Date: Feb 16, 2012)
  • MOMI-023.PRO: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY EXECUTING AN OPERATION AFTER A MEDIA EVENT (pending)
  • MOMI-024: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING MEDIA AND IMPLEMENTING INTERACTION CONTROL THEREON (pending, Pub Date: Feb 16, 2012)
  • MOMI-024.PRO: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING MEDIA AND IMPLEMENTING INTERACTION CONTROL THEREON (pending)
  • MOMI-025: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED RECORDING OF MEDIA CONTENT IN AN ITUNES TM ENVIRONMENT (7,570,761, Pub Date: Aug 4, 2005)
  • MOMI-029: METHOD FOR PROVIDING CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENT USING A COMPUTER-BASED MEDIA ACCESS SYSTEM (8,255,331, Pub Date: Sep 29, 2005)
  • MOMI-029.PRO: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUSTOMIZING MEDIA FILES INTO AN EDUCATIONAL FORMAT IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT (pending)
  • MOMI-029.PRO.2: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A MEDIA CHANGE NOTIFICATION ON A COMPUTING SYSTEM (pending)
  • MOMI-032: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM ACCESSING INAPPROPRIATE MEDIA AVAILABLE TO A COMPUTER-BASED MEDIA ACCESS SYSTEM (pending, Pub Date: Feb 16, 2012)
  • MOMI-048: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CIRCUMVENTING USAGE RESTRICTION APPLICABLE TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA (pending, Pub Date: Feb 16, 2012)
  • MOMI-048.PRO: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CIRCUMVENTING USAGE RESTRICTION APPLICABLE TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA (pending)
  • MOMI-055.PRO: UTILIZING X1 WITHOUT COMPROMISING SYSTEM SECURITY (pending)
  • MOMI-056: ENHANCING COPYRIGHT REVENUE GENERATION (pending)
  • MOMI-057: ENHANCING COPYRIGHT REVENUE GENERATION FOR A COPYRIGHT PROTECTED FRAME-BASED WORK (7,720,768)
  • MOMI-058: USING A CUSTOM MEDIA LIBRARY TO SECURE DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT (pending, Pub Date: Dec 2, 2010)
  • MOMI-059: SECURE MEDIA COPYING AND/OR PLAYBACK IN A USAGE PROTECTED FRAME-BASED WORK (pending, Pub Date: Dec 2, 2010)
  • MOMI-060: STANDALONE SOLUTION FOR SERIAL COPY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM COMPLIANCE (pending, Pub Date: Jan 13, 2011)
  • MOMI-061: SIMULATION OF A MEDIA RECORDING WITH ENTIRELY INDEPENDENT ARTISTIC AUTHORSHIP (pending, Pub Date: Feb 10, 2011)
  • MOMI-063: SECURE TIME AND SPACE SHIFTED AUDIOVISUAL WORK (pending, Pub Date: May 5, 2011)
  • MOMI-064: SECURITY THREAD FOR PROTECTING MEDIA CONTENT (8,407,808, Pub Date: Dec 1, 2011)
  • MOMI-065: SYNTHETIC SIMULATION OF A MEDIA RECORDING (8,809,663, Pub Date: Jul 12, 2012)
  • MOMI-065.PRO: SIMULATION PROGRAM (pending)

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