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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 09/27/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived patents by title, number, class
20070226480 - Method for providing multi-user environment which varies source supply path of operating system, and computer system of the same: A multi-user environment is provided, which varies a source supply path of an operating system, and a computer system of the same in which one user connects one external storing medium to a computer system using an external storing medium (for example, disk drive) so as to overcome the problems... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C
20070226477 - Digital architecture using one-time programmable (otp) memory: In one aspect, the present invention includes an apparatus having a digital signal processor (DSP), a controller coupled to the DSP to provide control signals to the DSP, and a one-time programmable (OTP) memory coupled to the DSP and the controller. The OTP memory may include multiple code portions including... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC
20070226478 - Secure boot from secure non-volatile memory: In various embodiments, boot code in a computer system may make itself inaccessible after completing its boot operations, thus preventing it from being modified by unauthorized code subsequent to the boot operation. In some embodiments, this inaccessibility may make itself unreadable, so that it cannot be read and analyzed by... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC
20070226481 - Computing device deployment using mass storage device: Computing device deployment and configuration using a mass storage device is provided. A generic computing device is provided to a customer or end user. A mass storage device is used to distribute configuration information to the generic computing device. The configuration information includes customer-specified or ordered software applications or other... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070226479 - Determining coherency between a non-volatile memory and a system: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for reading an identifier stored in a non-volatile memory, where the identifier is associated with an operating system that caused storage of the identifier, determining if the identifier matches a comparison value provided by a current operating system of a system... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC
20070226482 - Resiliently retaining state information of a many-core processor: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for performing dynamic testing of a many-core processor including a plurality of cores, manipulating data obtained from the dynamic testing into profile information of the many-core processor, and storing the profile information in a non-volatile memory. The non-volatile memory may be... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC
20070226483 - System and method for storing and/or transmitting emulated network flows: A method of encoding network packets for storage and later transmitting emulated packets includes determining a protocol for the packet and validating the protocol as belonging to a list of recognized protocols. Upon validating the packet, a protocol attribute value from the packet is parsed and a dictionary is referenced... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20070226486 - Telnet security system and operation method thereof: A telnet security system (100) disposed in a network device (10) includes a detecting module (110) for detecting packets from a user, a network-determining module (120) for determining whether the user is on a valid network, a user-data determining module (130) for determining whether a detected packet from the user... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp
20070226484 - Apparatus and method for managing and protecting information during use of semi-trusted interfaces: A system and method for managing private information while using semi-trusted interfaces is described. In an embodiment, an intermediate node may receive a first and second communication between a semi-trusted node and a trusted node. In managing private information, the intermediate node may append private information to the first communication... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC
20070226485 - Deterministic operation of rapid spanning tree protocols for proper propagation of a \"cut\": A bridge (e.g., IEEE 802.1 bridge) and a method are described herein which ensure the proper propagation of a “cut” within a bridged network (e.g., Ethernet-based bridged network). In one embodiment, the bridge has a port role transitions (PRT) state machine which uses a first condition represented as (proposed &&... Agent: Alcatel Lucent Intellectual Property & Standards
20070226488 - System and method for protecting digital files: A system for protecting digital files is provided. The system includes at least one client computer and a server connected to the at lease one server. Each client computer includes: a file identifier generating module, for generating a file identifier for a digital file; a key generating module, for generating... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp
20070226489 - Certificate based digital rights management: In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a digital certificate is used to link an arbitrary provisioned right with an associated arbitrary digital action to be performed by a client device on or with respect to a protected digital content object. In one embodiment, the certificate is associated... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070226487 - Hardware certification based on certifying development processes: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for certifying components based on certification of the development and testing processes of the components. As noted above, traditional certification relies on the certification service or agent to specify the exact details of the development and testing processes performed on a... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20070226490 - Communication system: A communication system for allowing communications as of Internet and the like to be universally used without restricting a second user to use communication and further without requiring any significant capital investment. According to this communication system, when a terminal (104) becomes able to communicate with a network usage terminal... Agent: Stevens, Davis, Miller & Mosher, LLP
20070226491 - Detecting a reverse rate indicator channel: The present invention provides a method for detecting a reverse rate indicator channel. The method may include accessing first encoded information indicative of a data rate and a first sub-packet identifier associated with a sub-packet, accessing second encoded information indicative of the data rate and a second sub-packet identifier associated... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20070226492 - Secure processor architecture for use with a digital rights management (drm) system on a computing device: A secure processor is operable in normal and preferred modes, and includes a security kernel instantiated when the processor enters into preferred mode and a security key accessible by the security kernel during preferred mode. The security kernel employs the accessed security key to authenticate a secure application, and allows... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070226494 - Computer architecture for an electronic device providing single-level secure access to multi-level secure file system: Method for providing a single level secure (SLS) user processor (402, 502) with access to a multi-level secure (MLS) file system (300). The method begins by authenticating a user to a cryptographic processor (302) by communicating one or more types of user authentication information to the cryptographic processor. Based on... Agent: Sacco & Associates, Pa
20070226493 - Computer architecture for an electronic device providing sls access to mls file system with trusted loading and protection of program execution memory: System for providing a secure file service includes an MLS file service module (300) comprised of a cryptographic processor (302). The MLS file service module also includes an MLS file system (301) hosted by the cryptographic processor. A secure user processor (402) includes programming and communications hardware for requesting at... Agent: Sacco & Associates, Pa
20070226497 - Communication protocol for device authentication: A communication protocol between a master device, such as a mobile phone, and a peripheral device facilitates authentication of the peripheral device. When a peripheral device is detected, the master device initiates a wake-up command to the peripheral device, transmits an authentication request command followed by challenge data to the... Agent: Kyocera Wireless Corp.
20070226496 - Method and system for secure external tpm password generation and use: Aspects of the present invention include a method and system for generating a secure access code at a remote device in communication with a computer system having a secure storage device; conveying the secure access code to the system secure storage device; receiving the secure access code at the system... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20070226499 - Session key management for public wireless lan supporting multiple virtual operators: A method and apparatus for managing a session key for allowing a mobile terminal to access a wireless local area network (WLAN). The invention provides for establishing a first secure channel between an access point and a virtual operator, and suggesting a session key to the virtual operator from the... Agent: Joseph J. Laks, Vice President Thomson Licensing LLC
20070226495 - Settlement method using a mobile terminal and system thereof: Disclosed is a settlement method using a mobile terminal and system thereof that is able to safely perform micro-payment using a mobile terminal that is able to perform a first authentication in a mobile communication system using communication subscriber information, and protect a user from a mobile terminal illegally duplicated... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20070226498 - Validating apparatus for use with a pair of integrated circuits: An apparatus is provided for validating a device. The apparatus includes a first integrated circuit which is configured to generate a random number, reference information using the random number and a secret key. A control system is configured to: receive the random number and the reference information from the first... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20070226501 - Non-contact type semiconductor device, mobile terminal device, and communication system: There are provided a non-contact type semiconductor device, a mobile terminal device, and a communication system capable of suppressing unauthorized read, thereby assuring security. The non-contact type semiconductor device records information for identifying a read device of a communication destination and a request from a read device in a recording... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070226502 - Signaling with opaque ue identities: Techniques for deriving temporary identifiers (IDs) used to address specific user equipments (UEs) in a wireless communication network are described. At a network entity, a first ID assigned to a UE and additional information such as, e.g., a salt value and/or shared secret data for the UE, are transformed to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20070226500 - Subscription-based computing implemented in hardware of computing device: A subscription-based computing device has hardware and a subscription enforcer implemented in the hardware. The enforcer has an accumulator that accumulates a usage value as the computing device is being used and an expiration value register that stores an expiration value. The enforcer allows the computing device to operate in... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070226503 - Music information providing apparatus and electronic music apparatus: A music information providing apparatus comprises a connecting device that connects to a network, a memory that stores a plurality of information used on an electronic music apparatus, each information including at least a publication condition that permits or prohibits publication of the information and a condition relating to a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20070226509 - Authentication device, authentication method, authentication program and computer readable recording medium: An authentication device having high resistance to spoofing is provided. The portable telephone includes a camera of imaging the face of the person to be authenticated, an imaging direction comparing unit of determining whether or not the face of the person to be authenticated is imaged from diagonally below, and... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20070226507 - Method and system for depositing digital works, a corresponding computer program, and a corresponding computer-readable storage medium: A method and a system for depositing digital works and a corresponding computer program and a corresponding computer-readable storage medium are disclosed, which can be used for depositing digital works under the auspices of an attorney or notary via an encrypted communication link in the Internet. According to the disclosed... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
20070226505 - Method of using signatures for measurement in a trusted computing environment: Verification of an encrypted blob of data passed to a sealed storage function in a trusted platform module (TPM) of a computing platform by a software component, may be accomplished by receiving the encrypted blob of data and a digital signature for each of a set of platform configuration register... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC
20070226506 - Optimization methods for the insertion, protection, and detection of digital watermarks in digital data: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for encoding digital watermarks into content signals. Also disclosed are systems and methods for detecting and/or verifying digital watermarks in content signals. According to one embodiment, a system for encoding of digital watermark information includes: a window identifier for identifying a sample window in... Agent: Scott A. Moskowitz
20070226504 - Signature match processing in a document registration system: A document accessible over a network can be registered. A registered document, and the content contained therein, is not transmitted undetected over and off of the network. Signatures for registered documents are compared to signatures of objects being transmitted on the network to determine if the objects contain registered content.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070226508 - Systems and methods for subscriber authentication: Systems and methods for authenticating subscribers of video signals are disclosed. In accordance with the various embodiments, a subscriber authentication system includes an encoder coupled to a source of video signals and a source of subscriber data. The encoder generates encoded video signals having at least a portion of the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070226510 - Signature distribution in a document registration system: A document accessible over a network can be registered. A registered document, and the content contained therein, is not transmitted undetected over and off of the network. In one embodiment, the invention includes a manager agent to maintain signatures of registered documents and a match agent to detect the unauthorized... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070226514 - Secure biometric processing system and method of use: A secure biometric processing system is disclosed. The system comprises a processing system for providing image acquisition and biometric comparison. The processing unit utilizes public key cryptography for handling templates securely and authenticating operations using the template. The system includes a complete biometric engine which implements image reconstruction, template extraction... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20070226515 - Secure biometric processing system and method of use: A secure biometric processing system is disclosed. The system comprises a processing system for providing image acquisition and biometric comparison. The processing unit utilizes public key cryptography for handling templates securely and authenticating operations using the template. The system includes a complete biometric engine which implements image reconstruction, template extraction... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20070226512 - Architectures for privacy protection of biometric templates: The present invention relates to a system and a method of verifying the identity of an individual by employing biometric data associated with the individual (603), wherein privacy of said biometric data (X, Y) is provided. A helper data scheme (IIDS) is employed to provide privacy of the biometric data.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070226516 - Data communication method and system: Public-key cryptography is realized by means of PKI in which biometrics data, in which biological information of users is converted to numerical values, are used to authenticate users that transmit and receive data, and based on the biometrics data, identical secret keys (common secret keys) are generated in each of... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070226513 - Ic card for encryption or decryption process and encrypted communication system and encrypted communication method using the same: It is possible to perform encrypted communication between members of a group while assuring a sufficient security compatible with a change of the members. An IC card having the same fixed code F(a) is distributed to all the staffs of company A. When communication is performed between a staff α... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20070226511 - Personal communication apparatus capable of recording transactions secured with biometric data: There is described a personal communication apparatus (10), for example a mobile telephone, for generating a verifiable recording of a transaction (240), the transaction (240) comprising an exchange of information. The apparatus includes a receiving component, a protection component, a memory and a recording component. The receiving component is capable... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070226517 - Computer architecture for an electronic device providing a secure file system: A secure file service includes a cryptographic processor (302, 602) and a secure file system (301, 601). The cryptographic processor is comprised of a trusted microprocessor and a trusted operating system executing on the trusted cryptographic processor. The cryptographic processor includes hardware and software for accessing at least one classified... Agent: Sacco & Associates, Pa
20070226518 - Information processing device having activation verification function: An information processing device having an activation verification function comprises: a module recording portion which stores plural system programs, a security chip having the function of checking the validity of the system programs and a verification portion which inspects the activation states of the system programs. The security chip executes... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070226519 - System, method, and computer-readable medium for controlling data flow in a network: A system, method and computer-readable medium for controlling writing of files in endpoint devices in a network are provided. In the system, a request to write a file at an endpoint of a network is intercepted and compared to predetermined criteria. If the file write request does not match any... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070226520 - Information recording medium, information recording device and method, information distribution device and method, and computer program: An information recording device (300) transmits first area information (510) from an information recording medium (100) to an information distribution device (200). The information distribution device acquires an encryption key from the first area information transmitted from the information recording device and encrypts the recorded information (content). The information distribution... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070226525 - Apparatus and method for controlling power of fixing unit: An apparatus and method for controlling power of a fixing unit is provided. The apparatus includes a power supply unit supplying DC power to the fixing unit, and a power controller controlling the power supply unit to gradually increase a DC power supply time until a pre-set time is reached.... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20070226521 - Cpu frequency regulating circuit: An exemplary CPU frequency regulating circuit includes a detecting circuit, a comparing circuit, and an adjusting circuit. The detecting circuit is coupled to a power circuit of a CPU for receiving and amplifying a load voltage. The comparing circuit is coupled to the detecting circuit for comparing the amplified load... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp
20070226524 - Electronic device incorporating system power supply unit and method for supplying power supply voltage: An electronic device provided with a system main unit including a load powered by operational voltage. A system power supply unit, connected to the system main unit, supplies the load with the operational voltage. The system main unit includes a memory circuit for storing initial value data containing a set... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC
20070226522 - Method and apparatus for reducing power consumption of a co-processor: To provide reduced power consumption of a co-processor, a low power dedicated memory is provided. During a low power state, a processing component of the co-processor is instructed to use the low power dedicated memory and a first memory device, normally used by the processing component, is thereafter operated in... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz, P.C.
20070226526 - Method and system for controlling and monitoring an array of point-of-load regulators: A power control system comprises a plurality of POL regulators, at least one serial data bus operatively connecting the plurality of POL regulators, and a system controller connected to the serial data bus and adapted to send and receive digital data to and from the plurality of POL regulators. The... Agent: Brian M Berliner, Esq O'melveny & Myers, LLP
20070226523 - System for controlling sequential startup of hard disks: A system for controlling sequential startup of hard disks applicable to an electronic system with at least a first set of hard disks and a second set of hard disks is provided. A power supply module is used to provide a first power signal to the first set of hard... Agent: Fulbright And Jaworski LLP
20070226528 - Reset control apparatus and optical disc apparatus: An reset control apparatus includes a first circuit which operates on the basis of a first power supply specification, a second circuit which operates on the basis of a second power supply specification, a first reset signal output unit which supplies to the first circuit a first reset signal for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070226527 - Dynamic battery advisor: An electronic equipment is provided that includes a battery, function circuitry that carries out one or more functions using power drawn from the battery, and a power assessment circuit that assesses power requirements of the function circuitry in relation to a function specified to be performed from among the one... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20070226529 - Memory controller and device with data strobe calibration: A memory controller comprises a DQ path, a DQS path, a delay element, a flip flop, and an adjustment unit. The DQ path receives and passes a data signal, and outputs a delayed data signal. The DQS path receives and passes a data strobe signal. The delay element is coupled... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070226530 - Media data synchronization in a wireless network: A method of keeping global time in a wireless network, the method comprising the steps of: using a first 802.11 chip set to read a Time Synchronization Function (TSF) to provide an initial time base; using an interconnected clock control circuit to read the TSF time directly from the 802.11... Agent: Dov Rosenfeld
20070226531 - Clock generator and clock generating method using delay locked loop: Embodiments of a clock generator and a clock generating method can use a delay locked loop (DLL). In one embodiment, a clock generator can include a first oscillator to generate a first clock signal having a frequency corresponding to a control signal, a delay locked loop to generate a second... Agent: The Fleshner Group, PLLC09/20/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived patents by title, number, class
20070220241 - Efficient resource mapping beyond installed memory space: An embodiment of the present invention is a technique to provide resource mapping. A boot target of a platform is analyzed to determine if the boot target supports address mapping of a platform resource above a legacy limit. A new resource mapping beyond an address range of a memory installed... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070220243 - Method for managing memory space during system initialization: A method for managing use of a fixed memory space of a computer system is provided. The computer system interfaces with controllers for managing operation of devices that operate with the computer system. The method includes determining whether sufficient memory is allocated in the fixed memory space for initializing code... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20070220242 - Update-startup apparatus and update-startup control method: An update-startup apparatus includes: an OS startup processor unit configured to start a first OS and a second OS; an initial startup processor unit configured to start the OS startup processor unit; and an update information storage unit configured to store first OS update information for updating a first OS... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070220244 - Chipset-independent method for locally and remotely updating and configuring system bios: For updating a basic input output system (BIOS) code stored in a non-volatile memory (NVM) included in an information handling system (IHS), a plurality of conditions permitting the updating of the BIOS stored in the NVM from a memory of the IHS are verified. The contents of the memory are... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP
20070220246 - Fast booting a computing device to a specialized experience: Described is a technology by which independent computing functions such as corresponding to separate operating systems may be partitioned into coexisting partitions. A virtual machine manager, or hypervisor, manages the input and output of each partition to operate computer system hardware. One partition may correspond to a special purpose operating... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20070220245 - Method and system for updating boot block bios program: A method and system for updating a boot block of a Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) program in an electronic device to prohibit write processes to the boot block while realizing update of contents stored therein. First, at least one content segment that requires update is recorded in an initialization content... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20070220247 - System boot using nand flash memory and method thereof: A system and method are provided for booting a computing device using a NAND flash memory. Boot code stored in the NAND flash memory is transferred to a RAM for execution by the CPU. Operating system program stored in the NAND flash memory is transferred to a system memory for... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20070220249 - Data structure and method for managing modules associated with a kernel: A system and method for registering and unregistering a module with a kernel includes a processing unit communicating with the kernel. A hierarchical kernel registry service communicates with the kernel and includes an identifier of the module. The processing unit causes the module to be one selected from registered with... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070220248 - Gathering configuration settings from a source system to apply to a target system: Provided are a method, system and program for gathering configuration settings from a source system to apply to a target system. A source system is queried to determine configuration settings in the source system. A target system is queried to determine configuration settings in the target system. A user is... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20070220250 - Network apparatus, ipsec setting method therein, and computer-readable recording medium storing a control program for executing the method: A network apparatus which is connected to a network is disclosed. The network apparatus includes a managing unit which manages an address range in which addresses to be allocated to a destination network apparatus are registered and encryption parameters for encrypting data to be transmitted to the destination network apparatus... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070220251 - Establishing facets of a policy for a communication session: Establishing one or more facets of a policy includes facilitating a communication session for an access terminal at a visited network. The access terminal is associated with a home network having a home policy server. The policy is received at a visited policy server of the visited network. The policy... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20070220254 - Secure digital memory devices and controllers thereof: A secure digital memory device comprising a first memory chip, a second memory chip, and a controller. The controller is coupled to the first and second memory chips and operates in an automatic backup mode of the secure digital memory device. In the automatic backup mode, the controller configures the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070220252 - Interactive network access controller: Methods (400, 500) and systems (100, 600) for interactively controlling access to a communication network (102) are disclosed. In one embodiment, a user is queried (600) on whether to allow a communication device (118) to access the network (102) and the communication device (118) is allowed access if the user... Agent: Jlb Consulting, Inc. C/o Intellevate
20070220253 - Mutual authentication between two parties using two consecutive one-time passwords: A communication system and method are configured for mutual authentication between two parties. In one embodiment a first party generates a first one-time password and sends it to a second party. The second party authenticates the first party by generating a one-time password using the same algorithm, secrets and parameters... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20070220255 - Connection authentication system, communication device, image printer or image data storage device, control program and connection authentication method: The present invention provides a connection authentication system, a communication device, an image printer or image data storage device, a control program and a connection authentication method capable of making the connection authentication between devices by a simple operation in the wireless communication system, with no increase in cost. For... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070220256 - Electronic mechanical device: A method, program product, and system to provide an electronic mechanical device to reduce a network administration task in handling a communication attack. The electronic mechanical device includes an attack detection unit, a security management unit, and a communication management unit. The attack detection unit detects a communication attack through... Agent: Kyocera Technology Development Intellectual Property Administration
20070220257 - Controlled-access recording generator: A recording system for securely recording an event, the system including: a capturing device for an owner to capture signals from the event, and for converting the signals into digital data; a public-key encrypting mechanism, configured to use a public key of an asymmetric key-pair, for encrypting the data into... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20070220258 - Method, apparatus, and computer product for computing credibility: A credibility computing apparatus calculates credibility of a certificate based on use duration of the certificate. The use duration is a duration from the date of issue of the certificate to the current date.... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20070220262 - Input assisting apparatus, input assisting method, and computer product: An input assisting apparatus assists an input from a user. An input receiving unit receives the input from the user. An input-verification-data creating unit creates input verification data based on contents of the input received by the input receiving unit.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070220266 - Security monitoring system and method for network distribution of digital content: In a method of monitoring the distribution of digital content files, transaction information regarding transfer of a selected digital content file stored at a distribution provider to a distributor is obtained by a transaction monitoring module and analyzed to detect whether the transfer is valid and associated with a valid... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20070220263 - Watermarking apparatus, software enabling an implementation of an electronic circuit comprising a watermark, method for detecting a watermark and apparatus for detecting a watermark: A watermarking apparatus for an electronic circuit is described, which comprises the following features: a watermark memory operative to store a watermark characterizing said electronic circuit, and a watermarking signal generator operative to generate based on said watermark a watermarking signal on a power supply line of said electronic circuit,... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20070220267 - Authentication device, authentication method, authentication program and computer readable recording medium: An authentication device having high resistance to spoofing is provided. A portable telephone includes a camera, which is switched between a close up mode enabling photographing at close up and a normal photography mode, for imaging the person to be authenticated; an examining section for detecting whether or not the... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20070220264 - Automated method, system, and program for aiding in product compliance and adherence: The disclosed subject matter can determine the information to be communicated to the third party from the client. The third parties are instructed to contact the service provider to collect their contact information. The contact information collected is sued as a basis for follow up calls to insure compliance and... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20070220261 - Optimized integrity verification procedures: Some embodiments of the invention provide a method of verifying the integrity of digital content. At a source of the digital content, the method generates a signature for the digital content by applying a hashing function to a particular portion of the digital content, where the particular portion is less... Agent: Adeli Law Group, A Professional Law Corporation
20070220260 - Protecting the integrity of electronically derivative works: Systems and methods provide a mechanism to protect the integrity of electronically derivative works. One aspect of the systems and methods includes receiving an original document including a first digital signature. After the document is derived, a second digital signature is created. The second digital signature may include the first... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070220265 - Searching for a scaling factor for watermark detection: There is provided a watermark detector (20) including an input for receiving an input signal (Y′) including watermark content (W) to be searched. A first processor (40) of the detector (20) is operable to analyse portions (100, 110, 120) of the signal (Y′) to identify corresponding sets of characteristic properties... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070220259 - Verification of electronic signatures: A system verifies an electronic signature. The electronic signature may be associated with timestamps, each including a time value. A timestamp verification module detects invalid certificates in a certificate chain of the electronic signature and records an earliest invalidity time value of the invalid certificates. The verification module also verifies... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070220269 - Image forming apparatus, image forming apparatus controlling method, computer program product: With personal information and confidential information being output through a direct operation from an output device, the operator can reliably obtain such information in person. Also, such confidential information can be retrieved from his or her own personal computer without being carried in a form of a recording medium. Therefore,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070220268 - Propagating user identities in a secure federated search system: A flexible and extensible architecture allows for secure searching across an enterprise. Such an architecture can provide a simple Internet-like search experience to users searching secure content inside (and outside) the enterprise. The architecture allows for the crawling and searching of a variety or sources across an enterprise, regardless of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20070220270 - Password management device, password management method, and password management program: There is provided a password management device, password management method, and password management program to carry out secure logon. The management device includes: a first password storage region 41; a second password storage region 42; a password state information storage region 43 that stores each of states of passwords as... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20070220271 - Online creation and delivery of cryptographically verifiable one-time password tokens: A system and method are configured for online creation and delivery of tokens. In one embodiment, a first party sends a request for token generation to a second party. The second party sends a retrieval link to the first party through a first network. The first party sends a retrieval... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20070220274 - Biometric authentication system: An apparatus, method and program product for enabling biometric authentication that includes receiving a biometric submission (82) at a biometric device (60), and in response to an authentication of the submission (92), providing a cryptographic credential (68) from a computer (15, 30) to the biometric device (60) for use in... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20070220272 - Transaction authentication card: A transaction authentication card uses a biometric input and a wireless output. The biometric input may be a sensor pad on the transaction authentication card that measures blood flow patterns, temperature, and/or fingerprint patterns to identify a user to permit access. The transaction authentication card is preferably substantially rigid, but... Agent: Suiter West Swantz PC Llo
20070220273 - Transaction authentication card: A transaction authentication card uses a biometric input and a wireless output. The biometric input may be a sensor pad on the transaction authentication card that measures blood flow patterns, temperature, and/or fingerprint patterns to identify a user to permit access. The transaction authentication card is preferably substantially rigid, but... Agent: Suiter West Swantz PC Llo
20070220275 - Web authorization by automated interactive phone or voip session: A system and associated apparatus and methods for providing enhanced security for transactions conducted over a network, such as eCommerce or a financial transaction conducted over the Internet. The system strengthens the security processes (e.g., user registration, authentication, and transaction acceptance or authorization) that are part of such a transaction... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070220277 - Apparatus and method for secure data disposal: When data is stored for a certain retention period, well prior to the expiration date, the storage controller starts encryption of data on a certain volume while ensuring data access from hosts, and repeats read and write of the data predefined number of times while also ensuring data access from... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070220276 - Managing access to content in a data processing apparatus: A data processing apparatus and method are provided for managing access to content within the data processing apparatus. The data processing apparatus has a secure domain and a non-secure domain and comprises at least one device which is operable when seeking to access content stored in memory to issue a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070220279 - Method and apparatus for content protection in a personal digital network environment: In some embodiments, the invention is a personal digital network (“PDN”) including hardware (sometimes referred to as Ingress circuitry) configured to transcrypt encrypted content that enters the PDN. Typically, the transcryption (decryption followed by re-encryption) is performed in hardware within the Ingress circuitry and the re-encryption occurs before the decrypted... Agent: Alfred A. Equitz Girard & Equitz LLP
20070220278 - Systems and methods for distributing, obtaining and using digital media files: Systems and methods for distributing, obtaining and using digital media files are disclosed. An exemplary method for distributing media files may include receiving a digital media file from a media file server. A plurality of digital media files are stored on the file server. In addition, a plurality of other... Agent: Madson & Austin Gateway Tower West
20070220290 - Method and apparatus for controlling power supply in a computer system: A method for controlling power supply in a computer system includes receiving a control command, and providing power through an interface of the computer system when the computer system is operating in a low power consumption mode.... Agent: Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
20070220288 - Thermal throttling duty estimation methods and systems for a cpu: Thermal throttling duty estimation methods for a CPU (Central Processing Unit) in a computer system are provided. The temperature of a CPU is highly related to the CPU performance. CPU temperature data (CPUT) is first acquired. A thermal throttle duty (TTD) is then calculated according to the acquired CPUT. Thereafter,... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070220284 - Abnormal power interruption internal circuitry protection method and system for computer platform: An abnormal power interruption internal circuitry protection method and system is proposed for use with a computer platform, such as a blade server, which is characterized by the utilization of each server module's identification code (i.e., blade ID signal) and power-good signal to judge whether each server module is subjected... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20070220281 - Entry into a low power mode upon application of power at a processing device: A processing device asynchronously enters a first mode in response to an application of power at the processing device. The processing device receives a wake signal at the processing device subsequent to entering the first mode. The processing device asynchronously enters a second mode from the first power mode in... Agent: Larson Newman Abel Polansky & White, LLP
20070220287 - Large current supply device for usb terminal device and connection structure for usb terminal device: Disclosed is a device and a connection structure for stably supplying a necessary amount current from a USB host to a USB terminal device, which uses a current of at least 500 mA. A current adjust device has a means for equally distributing a current from the USB host to... Agent: Dr. Mark Friedman Ltd. C/o Bill Polkinghorn
20070220280 - Method and apparatus for changing power class for a powered device: A method and apparatus for changing power class for a powered device are provided. During operation, a powered device, such as an IP telephone, receives power from a power source via a PoE device. In the event that the powered device detects connection to a second powered device, such as... Agent: David E. Huang, Esq. Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC
20070220286 - Method and apparatus for informing computer of power environment: A power adaptor for a computer discovers the power environment when it is plugged into a socket and sends a signal to the computer along the power line indicating the environment, so that the computer can configure operations accordingly.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20070220285 - Power supply apparatus of computer system: The present invention discloses a computer system that includes a primary power supply and at least one auxiliary power supply, and the auxiliary power supply is built in the casing of the computer system or externally connected to the display chip module of the computer system, such that the auxiliary... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20070220283 - Power-switching system for automatically adjusting voltage and method for automatically adjusting voltage via the power-switching system: A power-switching system for automatically adjusting voltage includes a power-switching module and a power-storing module. The power-switching module has one side electrically connected with a power source, and the power-switching module has a built-in memory unit. The power-storing module is electrically connected with the other side of the power-switching module,... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070220289 - Scaling idle detection metric for power management on computing device: A component of a computing device such as a processor is operated based on a clock signal oscillating at a frequency. Power management for the computing device is performed by adjusting the frequency of the clock signal applied to the component when warranted and also by idling the component when... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070220282 - System and method for avoiding power shortage due to accidentally pressing power switch during bios update: A system and method for avoiding power shortage due to accidentally pressing a power control switch during a BIOS update is provided. When a power control switch is turned on, a control chip module is actuated to send a preset signal to a control element module and a control signal... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20070220291 - Adaptive power management: Embodiments of the present invention are directed at minimizing power consumption of a computer while permitting the execution of meaningful tasks by programs installed on the computer. In accordance with one embodiment, a method that implements power conserving measures based on the amount of capacity that is available from a... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20070220292 - Estimating software power consumption: Techniques are provided for characterizing processor designs and estimating power consumption of software programs executing on processors. A power model of a processor may be obtained by performing simulation using one or more training programs to obtain average power consumption during one or more windows of operation, then using the... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20070220294 - Managing power consumption in a multicore processor: A method and computer-usable medium including instructions for performing a method of managing power consumption in a multicore processor comprising a plurality of processor elements with at least one power saving mode. The method includes listing, using at least one distribution queue, a portion of the executable transactions in order... Agent: Wagner, Murabito & Hao LLP
20070220293 - Systems and methods for managing power consumption in data processors using execution mode selection: Systems and methods for identifying the power usage characteristics of software programs and using the information to determine the manner in which the software programs will be executed, thereby improving the management of power within the device executing the programs. One embodiment comprises a method for selecting execution modes of... Agent: Law Offices Of Mark L. Berrier
20070220295 - Method and apparatus for providing symmetrical output data for a double data rate dram: An apparatus and method is disclosed to compensate for skew and asymmetry of a locally processed system clock used to synchronize an output signal, e.g., a data signal or a timing signal, from a logic circuit, for example a memory device. A first phase detector, array of delay lock loop... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070220296 - Data processing apparatus: A data processing apparatus includes a plurality of CPU modules each including a CPU. Each of the plurality of CPU module includes a clock source, a clock counter, an I/O module, a first data adder, and a timing adjuster. The first data adder reads a value of the clock counter,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070220297 - Timing of non-secured and secured tasks: A method and a system of sharing of a clock by an electronic circuit between at least one first task clocked by at least one first counter and at least one second task clocked by a second counter, the two counters varying at the rate of said clock, the content... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.09/13/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived patents by title, number, class
20070214347 - Method and apparatus for performing staged memory initialization: A method for managing a memory includes initializing a section of the memory. An operating system is executed in the section of the memory before remaining sections of the memory are initialized. According to an embodiment of the present invention, additional sections in the memory are initialized after the operating... Agent: Lawrence Cho Attorney At Law C/oportfolioip
20070214344 - Mobile electronic device with fragmented device settings: A mobile electronic device with fragmented device settings enables preservation of user-defined settings during over-air software updates. Such a device in one aspect comprises a memory adapted to store at least one device setting including a default setting determined independent of any user of the device and a user setting... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20070214346 - Operating system activation key embedding handling method and system: An operating system activation key embedding handling method and system is proposed, which is designed for use with a computer platform for providing the computer platform an operating system activation key embedding handling function, which is characterized by the capability of allowing a computer manufacturer to utilize one single type... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20070214345 - System and method for porting an operating system: An apparatus for porting a host operating system and installing an embedded operating system is provided. The apparatus can also be used for storing singular program for use by the host system. The apparatus includes an embedded operating system stored in a storage device. An embedded operating system offload system... Agent: Christopher J. Rourk Godwin Gruber, L.L.P.
20070214349 - Driver/variable cache and batch reading system and method for fast resume: In some embodiments, the invention involves a system and method for fast resume from sleep mode. Reserved cache memory is used to store drivers and configuration variables. Upon resume, the drivers and configuration are read from the ACPI reserved cache memory and executed in memory rather than read from slower... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC
20070214351 - Executing an application on a mobile communications device: There is provided a method and apparatus for executing an application on a mobile communications device. A memory card for connecting to a mobile communications device comprises an application for executing on the mobile communications device, and a Symbian recognizer component for automatically executing the application when the memory card... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070214348 - Method and apparatus for operating system deployment: In general, in one aspect, the invention relates to a method for deploying an operating system on a client. The method includes downloading a boot configuration file, downloading a boot kernel and boot loader specified in the boot configuration file, booting the boot kernel on the client, executing the boot... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P./sun
20070214350 - Parallelizing multiple boot images with virtual machines: A system and method are presented for converting a multi-boot computer to a virtual machine. Existing boot images on a multi-boot computer are identified and converted into virtual machine instances. Each virtual machine instance represents an operating system and is capable of running at the same time. Finally, a new... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Novell
20070214352 - Role aware network security enforcement: Generating a binding between a source address and one or more roles of a user accessing the network and distributing the binding to a filter node. The source address is currently assigned to the device. The binding may be generated by one or more nodes on an ingress path used... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20070214353 - E-mail firewall: An e-mail firewall (105) applies policies to e-mail messages (204) between a first site and a plurality of second sites in accordance with a plurality of administrator selectable policies (216). The firewall comprises a simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP) relay (202) for causing the e-mail messages (204) to be transmitted... Agent: Zagorin O'brien Graham LLP
20070214354 - Authentication system employing user memories: An electronic access security method includes posing multiple categories to a user, where each category relates to a personal event that the user may recall, and providing several questions for a user-selected personal event category, where each question includes multiple corresponding choices. The method also includes storing the received selection... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070214356 - Method and system for authentication between electronic devices with minimal user intervention: A method and system for authentication between electronic devices with reduced user intervention is provided. An authentication process for electronic devices (e.g., CE devices) establishes ownership for secure communication, with reduced user involvement. Device ownership trust establishment allows secured/authenticated communication between electronic devices. The process binds a device to an... Agent: Kenneth L. Sherman, Esq. Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP
20070214355 - Leaderless byzantine consensus: The leader server proposing commands or sequences of commands to be executed by a plurality of servers according to an asynchronous consensus algorithm, such as Paxos, is replaced with a synchronous virtual leader agreement algorithm executed by each of the servers. The synchronous agreement algorithm used to determine the virtual... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070214357 - System and methods for efficient authentication of medical wireless ad hoc network nodes: A medical ad hoc wireless network (10) is deployed in a healthcare medical facility surrounding individual patients and including wireless nodes (A, B, . . . , Z). Before deployment, each node (A, B, . . . , Z) is pre-initialized with a public key certificate (22) and offers a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070214358 - Concurrent ipsec processing system and method: A method of performing IPsec processing of an incoming communication packet is disclosed. The method comprises determining, from a received portion of the incoming packet, if sufficient information has been received to enable the IPsec processing to be commenced, obtaining the necessary information from the received portion of the packet,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070214359 - System and method for providing secure multicasting across virtual private networks: A method is provided for securely transmitting multicast data across an unsecured public network. Such a method includes receiving a join message identifying at least one private multicast group; mapping the private multicast group to a public multicast group; generating a membership report specifying the public multicast group; and sending... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20070214361 - Device, system and method for fast secure message encryption without key distribution: One party sends a securely encrypted message to a second party. Each party chooses a secret message key for the message, which is never shared with or transmitted to any other party. The message is sent by means of three encrypted messages. The first encrypted message is sent from the... Agent: Law Office Of Jay R. Yablon
20070214360 - System and method for detecting security violation: A system and a method for ensuring that the initiation of mobile platform operations using maintenance terminals or other tools is prohibited when maintenance activities are not intended to be performed. The solution involves the incorporation of a manual interlock switch (accessible only to authorized personnel) that blocks activation of... Agent: Ostrager Chong Flaherty & Broitman, P.C.
20070214362 - System and method for trusted communication: A method of establishing a trusted path of data and a method of verifying the integrity of data presented for signing to a user of the personalized device in a public-key cryptographic scheme. The method comprises establishing a trusted path between the user and secure module residing on the personalized... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
20070214363 - Time stamp obtaining apparatus, time stamp obtaining method, and recording medium: Disclosed is a time stamp obtaining apparatus that includes a memory unit to store one or a plurality of electronic data (image data), and a control unit to obtain one time stamp that relates to entirety of the electronic data in accordance with a hash value calculated from the entirety... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070214364 - Dual layer authentication system for securing user access to remote systems and associated methods: A dual layer authentication system is disclosed for securing user access to remote systems having verification units coupled to a user authentication system that generates authentication-PINs for subsequent use in logging on to remote systems. An access control system is coupled to the user authentication system and receives login requests... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP
20070214365 - Document repository: A method and system for gathering, storing, and accessing documents used to grant authority for one person to perform on behalf of another person the actions specified in such documents in an independent repository. Such documents are submitted to the repository by one of various means whereby electronic versions of... Agent: Stephen S. Hodgson
20070214366 - Program execution control apparatus and program execution control method: The program execution control apparatus of the present invention is equipped with: a flash memory 101 for storing thereinto a program; a condition detection unit 103 for detecting a check time instant for checking as to whether or not the program is illegal; an illegality check unit 104 for checking... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070214368 - Remote control apparatus, remote control system and device-specific information display method: The present invention relates to a technique for acquiring information specific to a device via an imaging element and performing remote-control of a desired device based on the acquired information specific to the device, and an object thereof is to suspend information display of certain devices in order to suppress... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20070214367 - Decoding apparatus and integrated circuit: A first OS 200 is started, and start up of a second OS 300 is completed while a scramble key Ks is acquired and registered (step S201). The first OS 200 stores network settings information and program channel information (control information) in a state-storage buffer 103c (step S106), and the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070214369 - Removable drive with data encryption: A removable drive such as a USB drive or key is provided for connecting to computer devices to provide secure and portable data storage. The drive includes a drive manager adapted to be run by an operating system of the computer device. The drive manager receives a password, generates a... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLP
20070214370 - Portable terminal: A portable terminal capable of encrypting a content and connectable to a module and removable memory card which stores an encrypted content, comprising an ID combination part configured to generate a combination ID by combining a device ID of the portable terminal and a device ID of at least the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070214371 - Computer sleep/awake circuit: A sleep/awake circuit includes an infrared receiving/sending module, a micro-control circuit, and a bus control circuit. The micro-control circuit sends a command signal to the infrared receiving/sending module at predetermined intervals. The infrared receiving/sending module detects the presence or absence of a user and then sends a signal back to... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp
20070214373 - Over-heat protecting circuit and system circuit board thereof: An over-heat protecting circuit and a system circuit board thereof are disclosed. The over-heat protecting circuit receives a voltage-detecting signal, a control signal, and an over-heat signal, and comprises a first logic circuit, a memory circuit, and a second logic circuit. The first logic circuit receives and processes the voltage-detecting... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070214372 - Power cycle circuit: An apparatus comprises a controller for controlling operation of the apparatus and a switch for switchably coupling electrical power to the controller to enable the controller and apparatus to operate. The controller includes a module for controlling the switch to decouple electrical power from the apparatus, including the controller, and... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC.
20070214374 - Ultra low power system for sensor network applications: A system for sensor network applications comprising a microcontroller for handling irregular events, at least one hardware accelerator for handling regular events, an event processor for interrupt handling and power management in the system, and a system bus. The microcontroller, hardware accelerator, and event processor each are connected to the... Agent: 24ip Law Group Usa, PLLC
20070214375 - Autonomous thermal management: The present invention provides both a peripheral device that regulates its own temperature by adjusting its power consumption, and a method to accomplish the same. The method generally includes monitoring the temperature of the mass storage device and reducing power consumption when the temperature exceeds a certain threshold.... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP/apple Inc.
20070214376 - Apparatus and method for restoring working context: Provided are an apparatus and method of transmitting working context, which can minimize power consumption in a power-off standby mode of a portable apparatus including a system on a chip, where the method includes selecting a power-off standby mode, transmitting working context with respect to a hardware module, which is... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20070214378 - Apparatus for adjusting timing of memory signals: An adjusting circuit for adjusting timings of memory signals of a computer system is provided. The adjusting circuit includes: a clock generator for generating a plurality of reference signals, all having the same frequency but different phase; a multiplexing unit connected to the clock generator for receiving the reference signals,... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070214377 - Dynamic timing adjustment in a circuit device: A method includes determining a first operational characteristic representative of an operational speed of a circuit device at a first time. The method further includes receiving an input signal at an input of a first latch of the circuit device and receiving an output signal at an input of a... Agent: Larson Newman Abel Polansky & White, LLP09/06/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived patents by title, number, class
20070208929 - Device information managements systems and methods: A device information management system comprises an application device and a BIOS ROM. The BIOS ROM comprises at least one specific region storing device information for the application device. The specific region is not used by a BIOS and not within a calculation range for checksum calculation. The BIOS ROM... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070208926 - Implementing a microprocessor boot configuration prom within an fpga: A method and apparatus are provided for storing the boot configuration PROM of a microprocessor in an FPGA. The boot interface of the microprocessor, such as an I2C interface, leads to the FPGA instead of to a PROM. The boot configuration is stored as an image in the FPGA, and... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.
20070208927 - Optimized control plane signalling for a high availability network device in a communications network: A method for resetting a component of an off-card assembly in a redundant system, the redundant system having first and second control plane cards coupled to the off-card assembly by respective serial interfaces, each serial interface including a respective status line and a respective clock line, each status line for... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.
20070208928 - Portable device comprising a bios setting: A portable device comprise non-volatile storage. The non-volatile storage comprises a basic input/output system (BIOS) setting. The BIOS setting is applied from the portable device onto a system to which the portable device can be coupled.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070208931 - Internet facsimile and control method thereof and communication instruction terminal: In an Internet fax, to receive an electronic mail document for fax transfer, if a password related to a control command for indicating a facsimile communication function is encrypted and set in the destination field or the main body of the received electronic mail, the encrypted password is decrypted and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070208930 - Keytote component: A novel microprocessor interface circuit is described which can alternately emit and detect light using only an LED, two digital I/O pins and a single current limiting resistor. This technique is first applied to create a smart illumination system that uses a single LED as both light source and sensor.... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070208933 - Portable telephone and program for sending and receiving electronic mail: A portable telephone comprises a nonvolatile memory, an operation unit, a liquid crystal panel and a microcomputer. The microcomputer is operable to: creat a conversion table upon an input from an owner; receive an encrypted electronic mail; check whether or not a password accepted by the operation unit coincides with... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20070208932 - Method and system for cloned cable modem detection: A method and a system for providing a service in a network, is provided. In one embodiment, a first modem with a first address, which is identical to a second address of a second modem, requests for services in the network. A modem termination system (MTS) checks whether the first... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC
20070208934 - Method and system for authenticating internet user identity: A method and system for authenticating an internet user identity by cross-referencing and comparing at least two independent sources of information. A first IP address of an internet user is identified and the geographical location of the first IP address is traced to determine a first location. The geographical-location of... Agent: Law Offices Of J.d. Geraigery, P.C.
20070208935 - Method and system for preventing ipv6 packet forgery in ipv6-ipv4 network of dstm environment: In a method and system for preventing IPv6 packet forgery in an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)-Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) network of a dual stack transition mechanism (DSTM) environment, a DSTM server receives a request for assignment of an IPv4 address from a DSTM node. The DSTM server determines... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell
20070208939 - Authentication processing apparatus and authentication processing method: The authentication processing apparatus according to the present invention includes: an authentication unit having a circuit that performs authentication phases included in processing for authenticating an external device; a command holding unit which holds a first command that indicates whether or not to perform each of the authentication phases; and... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070208938 - Information processing apparatus and printing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit for receiving a control command including first identification information; an identification information obtaining unit for obtaining the first identification information from the control command thus received; a storage unit for storing second identification information related to a specific user; an identification information... Agent: Takeuchi & Kubotera, LLP
20070208940 - Digital identity related reputation tracking and publishing: Systems and processes of the present invention allow for tracking and publishing digital identity related reputation. In an example embodiment, a Digital Identity Provider maintains a database with reputation data that can be accessed by Requesters. The Digital Identity Provider may update reputation data based on a variety of events... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.
20070208936 - Means and method for single sign-on access to a service network through an access network: The present invention provides means and method for Single Sign-On authentication of a user accessing a service network through an access network when the user has been already authenticated by a core network where the user holds a subscription. Therefore, a number of means are provided in different entities distributed... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20070208937 - System and method for wireless network profile provisioning: A system and method to enable an access point to dynamically provision a WLAN client with a new wireless profile once an association is established based on the infrastructure policy. A client can be directed to use a new profile without the need for pre-configuration and going through another authentication... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP
20070208941 - Method and system for authentication of electronic communications: A method and system to authenticate electronic communications, such as email. A trusted third party records information of each of sender's communications, such as date, time and recipients. Recipients are allowed to verify if their incoming messages match the data of their senders' outgoing communications. Mismatches can be used to... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20070208942 - Secure method of termination of service notification: A method for notifying a client device of termination of at least one service provided to the client device by a server system within an enterprise network is disclosed. The method includes the step of establishing authentication data and notification data, where the authentication data is related to the notification... Agent: Ridout & Maybee Suite 2400
20070208945 - Automated method, system, and program for aiding in strategic marketing: The disclosed subject matter is a method and system for marketing a client's product for an alternative purpose. The information about the alternative purpose of the product is collected and input into an automated system. The method and system then informs third parties about the client's product along with suggested... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20070208944 - Generation of electronic signatures: A generator uses a robust programming framework to create an electronic signature in association with a data item, wherein the electronic signature includes time stamps and/or countersignatures. The generator can create a signature object that computes a signature value of the electronic signature based on the data item. The generator... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070208943 - Tool for digitally signing multiple documents: A software tool for digitally signing multiple documents is disclosed. When a user wishes to sign multiple documents containing embedded executable code for purposes of authenticating the code, the user launches this software tool. The user specifies the documents which he or she wishes signed. Thereupon, the tool automatically signs... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070208946 - High performance secure caching in the mid-tier: In a multi-tier data server system, data from the first tier is cached in a mid-tier cache of the middle tier. Access control information from the first tier for the data is also cached within the mid-tier cache. Caching the security information in the middle tier allows the middle tier... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20070208947 - Portable telephone and program for sending and receiving electronic mail: A portable telephone comprises a nonvolatile memory, an operation unit, a liquid crystal panel and a microcomputer. The microcomputer is operable to: receive an encrypted electronic mail; store the received encrypted electronic mail in the nonvolatile memory; check whether or not a password input from the operation unit coincides with... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20070208948 - System and method for configuring security in a plug-and-play architecture: A plug-and-play (PnP) for configuring security in a PnP architecture includes a security manager and a PnP device. The PnP device is adapted to send a device description document to a user entity. The device description document includes an address pointing to the security manager, and as such, the user... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070208949 - Information security device of universal serial bus human interface device class and data transmission method for same: The present invention relates to an information security device of Universal Serial Bus (USB) Human Interface Device (HID) class and the data transmission method for the same. With a master chip that has a built-in HID descriptor and a USB interface chip connected to the master chip, the device of... Agent: Richard L. Wood
20070208951 - Modular broadcast receiver system and method: The construction of a receiving apparatus for receiving a broadcast from a plurality of broadcasting providers is simplified. In a receiving apparatus for receiving a broadcast from a plurality of broadcasting providers, of the function blocks which constitute the receiving apparatus, a block used in common irrespective of the broadcasting... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070208950 - Secure object for convenient identification: A method and apparatus for automatic user authentication are described. The method includes receiving information at a device, the device including a credential container; storing the information at the credential container and performing cryptographic calculations on the received information and providing the encrypted information upon request.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20070208952 - System and method for data source authentication and protection system using biometrics for openly exchanged computer files: A system and method for authenticating the source of, protecting the contents of, and ensuring the integrity of information. The information may be any digital information which can be stored in a computer file. The information is encapsulated in a computer file which also includes the biometrically verified identity of... Agent: James H. Beusse, Esquire Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.
20070208954 - Method and system for designating and handling confidential memory allocations: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for designating and handling confidential memory allocations of virtual memory. In particular, the operating system provides a memory allocation flag that applications may use to indicate any arbitrary area of physical memory marked with this flag may contain confidential data and... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)
20070208953 - Methods and apparatus for protected distribution of applications and media content: Methods, devices, apparatus, computer-readable media and processors are provided that protect the distribution of media content. Media content is encrypted and the associated cryptographic mechanisms are stored and accessible either remotely at a networked database or internally within a data storage device memory. Access to the cryptographic mechanisms is granted... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20070208955 - Integrated circuit and method for manufacturing wafer and integrated circuit: An integrated circuit, wafer, and method for manufacturing an integrated circuit that inhibits the analysis of the circuit via reverse engineering. An integrated circuit includes a target circuit and a reverse engineering prevention circuit. The reverse engineering prevention circuit includes a decryption circuit, a nonvolatile memory, and an automatic read/enable... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20070208957 - Electronic device with temporary flag for fail safe and power cycling: An electronic device includes a flag circuit configured to generate a status flag indicating whether or not a power supply voltage to the electronic device has been cycled, and a controller configured to control an operation of the electronic device and to modify an operational characteristic of the electronic device... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20070208958 - Power supply device: A power supply device which comprises at least two power supply units and the same number of adapter cards, each of the adaptor cards comprising a number of hot swap circuits at least equal to a number of the power supply units is disclosed. In the power supply device power... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070208956 - Energy efficient inter-processor management method and system: A mobile device (106) comprising a processing system (206) including an inter-processor manager (308), and a plurality of processors (304-306) coupled to the inter-processor manager, wherein two or more of the plurality of processors are capable of processing a service application, and wherein the inter-processor manager is programmed to receive... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20070208961 - Ethernet module: In a network device, a connector module comprises a network connector coupled to the connector module in a configuration that transfers power and communication signals and an application connector that comprises serial media independent interface (SMII) pins and power pins. A Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) circuit is coupled between the network connector... Agent: Koestner Bertani LLP
20070208959 - Instruction conversion apparatus and instruction conversion method providing power control information, program and circuit for implementing the instruction conversion, and microprocessor for executing the converted instruction: An instruction conversion apparatus for optimizing an instruction program formed of a plurality of instructions to be suitable for execution by a microprocessor that has a plurality of hard ware resources. The apparatus includes a power control information analysis unit for detecting a power controllable hardware resource that does not... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070208960 - Microcomputer: A microcomputer having a sleep mode includes first and second chips received in a single package. The first and second chips are manufactured with different manufacturing processes such that a leak current in the first chip is less than that in the second chip. When a sleep signal for putting... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20070208962 - Apparatus and method for reducing power consumption of a processor by estimating engine load: A computer system has a processor and a queue for storing instructions for execution by the processor. The processor is capable of being clocked at a plurality of different clock frequencies. In one embodiment, the clocking frequency is determined by estimating a short or long term load associated with the... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Ati
20070208963 - Semiconductor integrated circuit, and method of supplying a clock to internal blocks provided in a semiconductor integrated circuit: In a semiconductor integrated circuit having a plurality of internal blocks, a clock is supplied successively to each of the plurality internal blocks in the course of changing the operating state of the semiconductor integrated circuit from a first state to a second state.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070208964 - Method and apparatus for dynamic system-level frequency scaling: A method and apparatus for changing a clock frequency in a system (10) comprising a plurality of synchronous integrated circuit chips (12, 14, 16), and a circuit (20) for implementing the frequency change. The method includes: detecting a change in processing requirements in one of the plurality of synchronous integrated... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g
20070208965 - Method and apparatus for improving bus master performance: A method and apparatus are disclosed for performing dynamic arbitration of memory accesses by a CPU and at least one bus master interface module based on, at least in part, monitoring a CPU throttle control signal and monitoring CPU power and performance states, and making decisions based on the monitored... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, LtdPrevious industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: processing architectures and instruction processing (e.g., processors)
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