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Electrical computers and digital processing systems: support May archived by USPTO category 05/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20080126776 - Electronic apparatus: The electronic apparatus includes: a central processing unit; a non-volatile memory which is non-rewritable and stores a boot program; a first volatile memory which enables fast reading and writing of data and does not require initialization; a second volatile memory which enables fast reading and writing of data and requires... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080126775 - Electronic apparatus incorporating a plurality of microprocessor units: An electronic apparatus includes an initializing unit configured to, at power-on, execute in parallel a process of initializing data, which is stored in a first nonvolatile memory and requires initialization, into a first volatile memory by a first microprocessor unit and a process of initializing data, which is stored in... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20080126773 - Method, system and program product for verifying configuration of a computer system: A method, system and program product for verifying configuration of a computer system is disclosed. The method includes generating, using a configuration snapshot tool, first and second configuration snapshots of relevant components of a computer system taken at a first and a second point-in-time, respectively, and comparing data in the... Agent: Silvy Anna Murphy
20080126774 - Microcomputer with reset pin and electronic control unit with the same: In a microcomputer for executing at least one task in normal operation mode, a reset pin is provided. The microcomputer is configured to be reset upon a reset signal with an active level being inputted to the reset pin. A first clock generator is configured to generate a first clock... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080126772 - System and method for abstracting computer disk image cloning capabilities from bootable media: A computing system comprises logical and physical layers. In the configuration of this system, operating specific device drivers are decoupled from the installer applications and are instead functionally positioned in the lower logical layer. In this new configuration, the operating system would communicate directly with the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS).... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o Darcell Walker, Attorney At Law
20080126780 - Containing machine check events in a virtual partition: Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems for containing machine check events in a virtual partition. One embodiment is a method of software execution. The method divides a hard partition into first and second virtual partitions and attempts to correct an error in a firmware layer of the first virtual partition.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20080126781 - Enforcing proper resolution for classes of shared objects in a virtual machine: Disclosed techniques ensure that isolates that are attached to a shared object region will see appropriate class states. In response to an isolate's attempt to instantiate, in such a region, an object that is an instance of a particular class, a bootstrap class' identity is added to that region's bootstrap... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP And Sun Microsystems, Inc.
20080126777 - External basic input/output system device: An external basic input/output system (BIOS) device for a computer is disclosed. The device includes an external memory module and a motherboard pin interface. The backup BIOS is stored in the external memory module. When the main BIOS is damaged, the external backup BIOS can replace the main BIOS to... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20080126786 - Information device, storage medium and initial state restoration method: An information device has a storage medium storing information items which includes a first program provided on a first partition, a second program and data provided on a second partition to restore the first program on the first partition to a predetermined state, a boot block which causes system activation... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080126785 - Method and apparatus for virtualization of appliances: A method and apparatus for the virtualization of appliances provides an embedded operating system (OS) which is included in the system boot ROM of a personal computer. When the system boots, the OS is launched and looks for all available virtual appliances from, for example, the following places: local USB,... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20080126783 - Method and system for initializing devices: A system for a first device to initialize a second device is disclosed. The initialization bus is coupled between the first device and the second device. During an initialization period, the first device triggers at least one transmission command through the initialization bus to transmit at least one initial value... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080126779 - Methods and apparatus to perform secure boot: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to perform a secure boot of a computer system. An example method disclosed herein receives an initialization routine having at least one sub-routine, measures the initialization routine to compute a hash value, and compares the computed hash value with a core root of trust hash... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20080126782 - Providing core root of trust measurement (crtm) for systems using a backup copy of basic input/output system (bios): A flash memory is provided that includes a primary flash bank and a secondary flash bank. The primary flash bank includes CRTM logic and BIOS logic and the secondary flash bank comprises a backup copy of the CRTM logic and the BIOS logic. A switching mechanism is configured to selectively... Agent: Hoffman Warnick & Dalessandro LLC
20080126784 - Storage apparatus, control method, and control device: Firmware FW1 and FW2 is separately stored in a non-volatile memory, in which a boot code for start-up and a restoration code are stored, and a first magnetic disk. A copy of the firmware FW1 stored in the non-volatile memory is stored in the first magnetic disk, and a copy... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20080126778 - System and method for applying a destructive firmware update in a non-destructive manner: A system, method, and computer-usable medium for applying a destructive firmware update in a non-destructive manner. According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, during operation of a multiprocessor data processing system, a service processor updates firmware in the multiprocessor data processing system from a first firmware setting to... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080126790 - Apparatus and methods for activity-based management of computer systems: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for performing computer system management on an activity basis. In one embodiment, computer-system-related items are associated with at least one activity to be performed using the computer system. Then, management procedures are established for the at least one activity. Next, when the computer system is... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20080126789 - Method and apparatus for generating an optimal number of spare devices within a raid storage system having multiple storage device technology classes: A method for generating an optimal number of spare devices within a RAID storage system having multiple storage device technology classes is disclosed. Each hard drive within the RAID storage system is assigned to a respective spare coverage group according to its attributes. From each of the spare coverage groups,... Agent: Dillon & Yudell, LLP
20080126791 - Method and apparatus for operating enterprise software from a detachable storage device: A method and apparatus for enabling an application to run from a detachable device attached to a host computer, the method comprising eliminating the usage of the registry of the computer, and using relative file paths. These modifications enable organization applications, and particularly database applications to be installed and run... Agent: Charles N. J. Ruggiero Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20080126788 - System and method for managing hardware configuration parameters: A system and method manages configuration data within a hardware component of a device to support hardware component changes during development or manufacture of the device. A Standardized Virtual Part (SVP) file is formed as a binary file and includes a SVP header that comprises metadata of one of at... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20080126787 - System, method and program for managing default values for computer programs: Managing default values. A determination is automatically made that the first program is operating in the batch mode in which user interaction is not intended to affirm or change default values. In response, first current default values for input to the first program are determined, and a determination is made... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20080126792 - Systems and methods for achieving minimal rebooting during system update operations: A virtual machine (VM) is created using an alternate root disk (DRD) that has complete isolation between the booted system environment (BSE) running on the host operating system and the BSE running on the VM's operating system. The VM's root disk and BSE are separately bootable from the host system's... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080126795 - Method, system, and apparatus for transmitting syslog protocol messages: The present invention provides a method, a system and an apparatus for transmitting SYSLOG messages. The method includes: transmitting a secure transmission upgrade indication from a SYSLOG message sender to a SYSLOG message receiver; establishing a secure transmission connection on the transport layer connection currently utilized between the message sender... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20080126794 - Transparent proxy of encrypted sessions: In one embodiment, a server and a client are configured to trust a certificate of an intermediate proxy device. The proxy device may then intercept a client-server security session request message sent from the client to the server. In response, the proxy device initiates a proxy-server security session with the... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20080126796 - Node device and communication control method for improving security of packet communications: At a node device, after an exchange procedure for exchanging a security association information is carried out, the security association information is stored in a memory unit while a management information including the destination address, the identification information, and an information regarding a valid period of the security association information... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080126797 - Server and system for transmitting certificate stored in fixed terminal to mobile terminated and method using the same: Provided is a certificate transmission server transmitting a certificate stored in a fixed terminal to a mobile terminal, a system including the same, and a method using the same. The method includes forming a security channel to the mobile terminal and performing authentication of the mobile terminal, forming a security... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20080126798 - Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection: The present invention provides systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. Electronic appliances such as computers equipped in accordance with the present invention help to ensure that information is accessed and used only in authorized ways, and maintain the integrity, availability, and/or confidentiality of the information.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080126799 - Content based routing with high assurance mls: Content Based Routing with High Assurance MLS (multi-level security) methods and systems are described. In an embodiment, a security component receives content from a content provider. The security component can identify a security level of content metadata located within the content received from the content provider. A content router can... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20080126801 - Method and apparatus for generating proxy-signature on right object and issuing proxy signature certificate: A method and apparatus for generating a proxy signature on a right object, and a method and apparatus for issuing a proxy signature certificate. The right object proxy signature method includes receiving a proxy signature certificate in which authority for right object conversion is specified, from a right issuer; receiving... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080126800 - Methodologies to secure inter-process communication based on trust: A system securing inter-process communication (IPC) based on trust includes a user quota mechanism to provide resource management of IPC's. A single user is allowed to allocate a fixed amount of objects less than a system maximum. A trusted IPC mechanism mediates access to IPC objects by employing signed executables... Agent: Gregory A. Stobbs
20080126802 - Inter-system binding method and application based on hardware security unit: The present invention discloses an inter-trusted-computing-system binding method based on hardware security unit, comprising steps of: configuring binding requirements for hardware security units of trusted computing systems; exchanging hardware security unit information between the hardware security units of the trusted computing systems to be bound, and checking device validities of... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080126803 - Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection: The present invention provides systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. Electronic appliances such as computers equipped in accordance with the present invention help to ensure that information is accessed and used only in authorized ways, and maintain the integrity, availability, and/or confidentiality of the information.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080126804 - Communication apparatus and authenticating method: A communication apparatus and authenticating method that can prevent a mistaken authentication at initial authentication in a connection between communication apparatuses is provided. A communication apparatus 1 includes: an authentication processing unit 20 which manages each state of the communication apparatus: an “authentication initiation permissible” state, an “authentication initiation impermissible”... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20080126807 - Method and apparatus for blocking spam data, and method and apparatus for transmitting data for blocking spam data: A method of blocking spam data is provided. The method includes: receiving a digital content file and key data, in which a key, including information for identifying a transmitter, and an electronic signature for the key are inserted as a watermark; and based on the key and the electronic signature... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080126805 - Methods, apparatus and computer programs for generating and/or using conditional electronic signatures for reporting status changes: Provided are methods, apparatus and computer programs for generating and using conditional electronic signatures enabling the parties to an online communication or transaction to link conditions unambiguously with signed data items, and enabling verification of the authenticity of the data item and conditions and verification of the identity of the... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20080126806 - Pre-binding and tight binding of an on-line identity to a digital signature: A method, apparatus, and system are directed towards generating a public/private key pair prior to registration. The generation of the public/private key pair is performed by the entity to which the key pair is to be associated. The entity may then complete n application. The entity may then employ the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080126808 - Encrypted dataset access by custodians: Management of encrypted datasets residing on magnetic or optical media. Current data encryption products typically allow a primary user to enter a code such as a password or pass phrase prior to the encryption of a set of data. The password or phrase is used by the encryption/decryption software to... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20080126810 - Data protection method for optical storage media/device: The present invention reveals a kind of protection method for optical storage media/device, the controller controls fingerprint sensor to read a fingerprint data waiting to be identified of a user; the end computer uses application program to process fingerprint data waiting to be identified and model fingerprint data stored in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080126811 - Method for authorized-user verification and related apparatus: The invention discloses a method for authorized-user verification, which allows a host-end system to determine whether a holder of a user-end apparatus is an authorized user. The method includes: the host-end system sending a secret code to the user-end apparatus; the user-end apparatus scanning at least one biometric characteristic of... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20080126809 - System and method for positively establishing identity of an individual with an electronic information carrier: A device, system and method for positively establishing an identity of an individual is provided. The device, system and method of the present disclosure provides for coupling an electronic information carrier to a reader device; receiving in the reader device at least one biometric identifier from the electronic information carrier;... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20080126812 - Integrated architecture for the unified processing of visual media: The present invention is directed toward a system on chip architecture having scalable, distributed processing and memory capabilities through a plurality of processing layers. One application of the present invention is in a novel media processing device, designed to enable the processing and communication of video and graphics using a... Agent: Patentmetrix
20080126813 - Storage control device and method of controlling encryption function of storage control device: The storage control device of the present invention suppresses a drop in the performance of a host and storage control device by preventing the execution of encryption processing in the host and storage control device. The user presets an attribute that relates to the encryption of each storage device by... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20080126814 - Hot-swap power controller generating sequenced power-good signals: A power controller system is described herein, where a power-good signal (PWRGD) is asserted followed by a slightly delayed power-good signal (DLY_PWRGD) upon the system powering up. This PWRGD signal indicates that good power is being supplied to the card or other equipment, and the delayed signal tells a system... Agent: Patent Law Group LLP
20080126816 - Apparatus and method for switching an apparatus to a power saving mode: An apparatus being connectable as a latch stage into a asynchronous latch chain comprises a reception interface, wherein upon receipt of the first signal at the reception interface, the apparatus switches to one of the first power saving mode and a second power saving mode, depending on the second signal... Agent: Slater & Matsil LLP
20080126817 - Method and apparatus for managing the power consumption of a data processing system: A component of a microprocessor-based data processing system, which includes features for regulating power consumption in snoopable components and has gating off memory coherency properties, is determined to be in a relatively inactive state and is transitioned to a non-snoopable low power mode. Then, when a snoop request occurs, a... Agent: Gregory W. Carr 670 Founders Square
20080126815 - System and method for adaptive information handling system power management: Information handling system power management in standby and hibernate states is adapted to reduce transition times for end user requests to resume to an operational state. During fast resume time periods, transitions to the hibernate state are limited so that recovery to an operational states has the reduced resume time... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20080126818 - Electronic device performance level indicator and method: An electronic device comprises a performance level indicator configured to determine an operational performance level for the electronic device based on a power capability of a power adapter coupled to the electronic device at least while the electronic device is non-operational.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080126819 - Method for dynamic redundancy of processing units: A method for dynamic redundancy of processing units. The method includes defining at least one of, (i) an instruction, and (ii) a call, to idle a first processing unit. Both the instruction and the call are blocking operations that shall not return while a second processing unit and the first... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin
20080126820 - Tracking current time on multiprocessor hosts and virtual machines: An operating system in a virtual environment can obtain the current time of the processor that the OS is utilizing through a method for synchronizing timers on multiple processors with a standard reference time, such as the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). A hypervisor controlling the processors obtains a number of... Agent: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP Attn: Gregory M Stone
20080126822 - Apparatus for aligning input data in semiconductor memory device: An apparatus for aligning input data in a semiconductor device includes at least one alignment block and a decision block. The at least one alignment block is for aligning serial input data into groups of parallel data synchronized to at least one divided data strobe signal for increasing margin between... Agent: Law Office Of Monica H Choi
20080126821 - Inspection support apparatus and inspection support method: To enable measurement of a suspension position and a suspension period of the reference clock of a microcomputer to be inspected, based on the information stored into a clock information register section, by acquiring output data output from the microcomputer; preserving the acquired output data into a data bank section... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20080126823 - Setting and minimizing a derived clock frequency based on an input time interval: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a circuit including a data relay stage configurable to receive primary data via a primary data interface, a primary clock having a frequency FP and a secondary clock having a frequency FS′. The primary data is received over a fixed periodic... Agent: Wagner, Murabito & Hao LLP Third Floor
20080126824 - Communications architecture for memory-based devices: A serial communications architecture for communicating between hosts and data store devices. The Storage Link architecture is specially adapted to support communications between multiple hosts and storage devices via a switching network, such as a storage area network. The Storage Link architecture specifies various communications techniques that can be combined... Agent: Silicon Image, Inc.
20080126827 - Method, apparatus, and program for minimizing invalid cache notification events in a distributed caching environment: A distributed cache management system that minimizes invalid cache notification events is provided. A cache management system in a sending device processes outgoing cache notification events by adding information about the source server's clock. A cache management system in the receiving device then uses this information to adjust event information... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20080126826 - System and method for preventing processor errors: A system for preventing processor errors in accordance with one exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure has a processor core, a patch, and a controller. The patch configures the processor core to detect occurrences of an event indicative of an imminent error in the processor core. The controller is configured... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080126825 - Timing recovery method and system thereof: A timing recovery method includes receiving a plurality of data packets via a transmission channel, wherein at least a data packet is attached with a timestamp generated according to a channel clock of the transmission channel at a source end; calculating a compensation value according to the timestamp and a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation05/22/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20080120497 - Automated configuration of a processing system using decoupled memory access and computation: A method and system for automatic configuration of processor hardware from an application program that has stream descriptor definitions, descriptive of memory access locations, data access thread definitions having a stream descriptor and a data channel source or sink as parameters, and computation thread definitions having a function pointer, a... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20080120499 - Methods and apparatus for defeating malware: A data processing system supports a virtualization enabled (VE) operating mode. An operating system (OS) is launched during a boot process. However, a trap agent is launched before the OS is launched. The trap agent may intercept an attempt to transition the data processing system to virtual machine (VM) operating... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, Llc
20080120498 - Pxi express controller power control state machine: A PXI Express controller may be configured to support at least three different conditions under which the controller may be turned on. If a chassis (e.g. a PXI Express chassis) interfacing with the controller has a power button, the first condition (which may be considered normal operation) may be met... Agent: Jeffrey C. Hood Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel Pc
20080120500 - Alternating fault tolerant reconfigurable computing architecture: A method for reducing radiation effects in an electronic circuit is disclosed. The method involves periodically transferring operation of the electronic circuit to at least one alternate processing element of a plurality of processing elements. With the at least one alternate processing element in control, the method reconfigures one or... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20080120501 - Interactive multicast media service: A multicast media service is provided. The multicast media service may be implemented using a media server that multicasts media files to users at user computing equipment. The multicast media service maintains playlists of media files. Users that receive the same multicasted media files at the same time form a... Agent: G. Victor Treyz
20080120502 - Method of optimizing data communication: A device and method of optimizing data communication, are discussed. In an embodiment of the method, encrypted authentication is performed to transmit and receive encrypted data to and from a display device after a default delay time has elapsed in a state in which a source device and the display... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080120503 - Automated content source validation for streaming data: One or more validation keys are embedded in a data stream at a server. A client requests the data stream from the server. The server sends the data stream to the client. The client receives the data stream, and samples the data stream to detect one or more validation keys.... Agent: Intel/blakely
20080120506 - Communication apparatus, control method thereof and computer readable medium: If electronic certificate data containing a private key and public key to be used to add an electronic signature to data with timer transmission setting is deleted, no electronic signature can be added at the set timer transmission time. To accomplish this, when timer transmission and electronic signature addition using... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080120505 - Document verification apparatus and method: Determination is executed as to whether an electronic document has been edited after addition of a second signature added after addition of a first signature. When it is determined that editing is made after the addition of the second signature, a verification result of the electronic document is output without... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20080120504 - System and method for protecting a password against brute force attacks: In a system and method for authenticating a client device by an authentication device, the client device user is assigned a PIN generated by the authentication device. The user provides the PIN and a password to the client device, from which the client device generates a symmetric key and further... Agent: Dimock Stratton LLP
20080120507 - Methods and systems for authentication of a user: The present invention generally relates to a computer security system for use in the authentication of a user prior to setting up an on-line account. In one aspect, a method for authenticating a user in a system configured to identify and authenticate the user is provided. The method includes prompting... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.l.p.
20080120508 - Method and apparatus for facilitating the resetting of a presently used password: A platform (200) having a default password and a presently used password stored therein receives (101) data from a portable physical data carrier and extracts (102) information comprising a unique code and a count as correspond to the platform. When a comparison (104) of the code and the count with... Agent: Utstarcom, Inc. / Fetf
20080120509 - Biometrics-secured transaction card: Secure transaction card for execution of transactions by an authorized user. The secure transaction card has a biometric sensor, a battery, data transmission means, a microprocessor, a data storage device, and a security circuit. The microprocessor compares the scanned biometric feature with biometric data stored on the card. Upon determination... Agent: Bohan, Mathers & Associates, Llc
20080120510 - System and method for permitting end user to decide what algorithm should be used to archive secure applications: An end user or IT owner via the use of an application specifies which TPM is to be loaded or which TPM operation is to be invoked given the authenticated presentation of a biometric such as a fingerprint or a token such as a smart card. A secure table stored... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20080120511 - Apparatus, and associated method, for providing secure data entry of confidential information: A hardware token, and an associated methodology, that converts confidential input information into secure form prior to its input to a computing station, such as a desktop or laptop computer. The hardware token is positioned in line between an input keyboard or keypad and the computer. All confidential information is... Agent: Docket Clerk
20080120512 - Remote wake-up from an energy-saving mode: A method and apparatus for communicating with a device is provided. A user views a graphical user interface displayed on a client. For example, the graphical user interface may correspond to a web page or a graphical user interface of an operating system. The graphical user interface may display an... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20080120513 - Computer and power control method thereof: A computer including a system part, a battery mounted from the outside to supply power to the system part, a detector to detect a residual amount of the battery, and a controller to calculate a decreased residual amount of the battery based on the residual amount of the battery, and... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20080120514 - Thermal management of on-chip caches through power density minimization: Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for reducing power consumption in on-chip caches. Certain embodiments include Power Density-Minimized Architecture (PMA) and Block Permutation Scheme (BPS) for thermal management of on-chip caches. Instead of turning off entire banks, PMA architecture spreads out active parts in a cache bank by turning off... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20080120515 - Transparent replacement of a system processor: A method and apparatus for transparently replacing a processor, that receives interrupts in a partitioned computing device, with a replacement processor, is disclosed. The method comprises directing the interrupts to an unchangeable identifier mapped to the processor's identifier and replacing the processor with the replacement processor. An intermediary, such as... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, Pllc05/15/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20080114976 - System for registering and initiating pre-boot environment for enabling partitions: A method for registering and initiating a pre-boot environment for enabling partitions. The method provides a basic input output system (CIOS) with an application program interface (API) that accesses a Logical Clock Address (LCA) sector number when a boot configuration flag is set, the LCA sector number stores an operating... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20080114977 - Systems and methods for basic input output system (bios) management: An embodiment of a computer system comprises a south-bridge. The south-bridge comprises a controller including a buffer for communicating with electronic devices. When detecting that a Reset# signal is asserted, the buffer is set to a Hi-Impedance state to separate the controller from the electronic device. The Reset# signal indicates... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080114978 - Key delivery method and apparatus in a communications system: In order to facilitate access to encrypted broadcast or multicast data an encrypted service key is sent from an access server of the communication network to the user terminal, passing the encrypted service key to a secure module of the user terminal. The secure module has access to a decryption... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20080114979 - Method for processing working state of processing device by using identification data: A method for processing a working state of a first processing device is disclosed. The method includes: providing a configuration setting record; selectively recording a device operation state and at least an application execution state in the working state as a state data of the first processing device according to... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20080114980 - System, method and apparatus for using standard and extended storage devices in two-factor authentication: The current OTP solutions like RSA's SecureID etc. expect users to read a display and type them out to add to their password which is cumbersome but provides mobility whereas the current USB tokens, which can let a client program to read the OTP from USB tokens or other authentication... Agent: Thangapandi Sridhar
20080114981 - Method and apparatus for authenticated data storage: A method includes: computing a first message authentication code for each of a plurality of sets of data blocks on a data storage medium, and authenticating the sets of data blocks by computing a second message authentication code for each of the sets of data blocks to be authenticated and... Agent: Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
20080114983 - Client credential based secure session authentication method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for client credential based authentication of messages between a client and a server, the client and server both knowing the client credential, the method comprising the steps of: utilizing the client credential to create a key; and using the key to authenticate messages between the client... Agent: Research In Motion Attn: Glenda Wolfe
20080114982 - Method and arrangement for generation of a secret session key: In a method for generation of a secret session key for cryptographically securing a communication channel between a first communication partner and a second communication partner, the first communication partner generates at least one first key parameter, receives at least one second key parameter generated by the second communication partner,... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20080114984 - Method for programming on-chip non-volatile memory in a secure processor, and a device so programmed: An improved secure programming technique involves reducing the size of bits programmed in on-chip secret non-volatile memory, at the same time enabling the typical secure applications supported by secure devices. A technique for secure programming involves de-coupling chip manufacture from the later process of connecting to ticket servers to obtain... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20080114985 - Method and apparatus for registering agents onto a virtual machine monitor: A method for managing an agent includes verifying an integrity of the agent in response to a registration request. Memory protection is provided for the agent during integrity verification. An indication is generated when registration of the agent has been completed. According to one aspect of the present invention, providing... Agent: Lawrence Cho C/o Portfolioip
20080114987 - Multiple security access mechanisms for a single identifier: Techniques for using multiple security access mechanisms for a single identifier are presented. A single identifier is permitted to be associated with multiple authentication secrets. The single identifier resolves to a particular identity in response to the particular authentication secret presented with the single identifier. Moreover, in an embodiment, any... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.
20080114986 - Techniques for modification of access expiration conditions: Techniques for modification of access expiration conditions are presented. A principal supplies a password associated with establishing access to a target resource. In response to the password, characteristics of the password are examined and a custom expiration condition is generated for the password in response to the characteristics and policy.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.
20080114988 - Method and system for exchanging data between devices: The invention provides a method and system for exchanging data between devices. In one embodiment, the invention includes a system for obtaining biometric data from a user; a system for using the biometric data as a secure key for encrypting and decrypting data; a system for transferring the secure key... Agent: Hoffman Warnick & Dalessandro Llc
20080114989 - Trusted device having virtualized registers: A trusted device having virtualized registers provides an extensible amount of storage for hash values and other information stored within a trusted device. The trusted device includes a buffer to which registers are virtualized to and from external storage, by encrypting the register values using a private device key. The... Agent: Ibm Corporation (mh) C/o Mitch Harris, Attorney At Law, L.l.c.
20080114990 - Usable and secure portable storage: Described is a technique for providing shared access to an encrypted portable memory device which improves both usability and security by allowing the owner of the encrypted storage device to designate access to specified files only to the next host to mount the secure disk. The number of steps required... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20080114993 - Electronic devices, information products, processes of manufacture and apparatus for enabling code decryption in a secure mode using decryption wrappers and key programming applications, and other structures: An electronic device (1640) includes a non-volatile store (1620) holding a plurality of encrypted sub-applications (SubApp n), and application-specific identifications (ASIDs) to respectively identify the encrypted sub-applications (SubApp n), and at least one wrapper having a representation of code to call (2220) a function (KPPA2) and supply a said application-specific... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20080114992 - Interoperable digital rights management: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a method and/or system for enabling access to media content using different digital rights management formats.... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP
20080114994 - Method and system to provide security implementation for storage devices: In one embodiment, method that can be performed on a system, is provided to security implementations for storage devices. In one embodiment, the method comprises providing a separate encryption seed for each of a plurality of separate addressable blocks of a non-volatile storage device, wherein a common encryption method is... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (onspec/tpl)
20080114995 - Methods for accessing content based on a session ticket: A method for accessing content stored on a memory device is provided. In this method, a request to access the content is transmitted and a session ticket is received. The session ticket includes a parameter used to decrypt the content and the session ticket is generated based on a variable... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/sandisk
20080114991 - Post-anonymous fuzzy comparisons without the use of pre-anonymization variants: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for processing data. The method, apparatus and article of manufacture preferably comprise the steps of: (a) receiving a record having a plurality of identifiers into a computer system, the record corresponding to an entity; (b) encrypting one or more of the identifiers in... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP
20080114996 - Image forming apparatus and control method thereof: An image forming apparatus of the invention can operate in a first mode for performing an image forming process and a second mode having low power consumption at a time of stop of the image forming process, and includes a detection unit to detect the presence and absence of an... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080114997 - System and method of dynamic power management: In a communications system, such as a Power-Over-Ethernet system, where power supply equipment (PSE) supplies power to powered requiring devices (PRDs), a system and method of dynamic power management is implemented. The system and method monitors the power consumed at each port by the PRDs. Based on this monitoring, the... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20080114998 - Reduced guard band for power over ethernet: A method of controlling a power over Ethernet system, the method comprising: sequentially powering a plurality of powered devices over communication cabling; determining a first total power consumption responsive to the powering of the plurality of powered devices; in the event that the determined first total power consumption exceeds a... Agent: Microsemi Corp - Amsg Ltd.
20080115001 - Method and system for monitoring power consumption of a computer component: A system (10) and method for monitoring power consumption of a computer system component, such as a central processing unit (CPU), of a desktop computer system. The component is supplied with supply power from a power supply unit (22) of the computer through a power supply cable (14). A coupling... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.c.
20080115000 - Method for providing a power on reset signal with a logarithmic current compared to a quadratic current: Aspects of the present invention include a method, apparatus and device for generating a power on reset (POR) signal in relation to the crossing point of two currents wherein at least one current is a quadratic function and the other is a logarithmic function, where each has a mathematical correlation... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080114999 - System and method for providing a communication enabled ups power system for information handling systems: A system and method for providing a communication enabled UPS power system for information handling system is disclosed. According to one aspect, an information handling system can be used to communicate with a power source using a first power cable. The information handling system can include a power circuit operable... Agent: Larson Newman Abel Polansky & White, LLP
20080115002 - Method for ensuring synchronous presentation of additional data with audio data: A recording medium, method and apparatus for managing data are discussed. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a method of reproducing main data and additional data. The method includes receiving the additional data associated with the main data, the additional data being divided into a plurality of segment... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20080115003 - Method for ensuring synchronous presentation of additional data with audio data: A recording medium, method and apparatus for managing data are discussed. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a method of reproducing main data and additional data. The method includes receiving the additional data associated with the main data, the additional data being divided into a plurality of segment... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20080115004 - Clock skew adjustment method and clock skew adjustment arrangement: A clock skew adjustment arrangement for a chip is provided which chip is subdivided in at least two blocks, wherein the blocks are supplied with a clock signal of a single joint clock signal generator via clock signals paths, and wherein to each block a circuitry is assigned for measuring... Agent: Ibm Corporation Rochester Ip Law Dept. 917
20080115005 - Scan-based integrated circuit: An integrated circuit includes a clock generator and a synchronous clock circuit unit. The clock generator generates a first clock signal, a second clock signal, and a third clock signal, which are synchronized with one another and are provided with mutually different frequencies. The synchronous clock circuit unit includes synchronous... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080115006 - System and method for adjusting the timing of signals associated with a memory system: A system and method are provided for adjusting the timing of signals associated with a memory system. A memory controller is provided. Additionally, at least one memory module is provided. Further, at least one interface circuit is provided, the interface circuit capable of adjusting timing of signals associated with one... Agent: Zilka-kotab, Pc- Mrm105/08/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20080109647 - Memory controllers for performing resilient firmware upgrades to a functioning memory: This invention relates to an apparatus, a memory controller and a system for upgrading firmware stored in a non-volatile memory, in phases, and restoring firmware in-situ to compensate for failed firmware upgrades. In various embodiments, the apparatus, memory controller and system can upgrade and restore the firmware as the non-volatile... Agent: Winston & Strawn, LLP
20080109648 - Method for rebooting a signal processing system: A method for rebooting a system having a plurality of execution units in a safe operating mode; after receiving a request signal, the signals delivered by the execution units are compared with one another as a function of a comparison operation to detect a signal deviation.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080109649 - Using a reservation to automatically drive configuration management: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to using a reservation to automatically driven configuration management. According to one embodiment, a request to reserve a reproduction of a computer environment for a requested period of time is received. The reproduction of the computer environment is automatically created. The reproduction is automatically... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080109650 - Tls session management method in supl-based positioning system: When a SET receives a positioning service from a V-SLP by performing a roaming from a H-SLP to the V-SLP in a SUPL-based positioning system, only a new TLS connection is generated using an abbreviated handshake protocol without generating anew TLS session after the roaming. That is, when opening a... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka
20080109651 - System and methods for digital file management and authentication: A system and method for authenticating a file in a data processing system is provided. The data processing system includes a digital file management (DFM) server, an electronic postmark (EPM) server, a sender, and at least one intended recipient. A file is received from a sender through a computing device,... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080109652 - Method, media gateway and system for transmitting content in call established via media gateway control protocol: A method for transmitting content in a call established via media gateway control protocol includes: encrypting an RFC, Request for Comment, 2833 message with a first key; and sending out the encrypted RFC2833 message. The key used for encryption and decryption may be configured in advance on a calling and... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20080109653 - Information-processing apparatus, information-processing method, and communication control program recording medium: An information-processing apparatus includes a designation section that designates a request format for receiving a supply of information from a supplier of validity information of a public key certificate, and a corresponding response format; a response result acquirer that transmits to the supplier an inquiry for validity information of a... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20080109654 - System and method for rfid transfer of mac, keys: Network registration for a device is achieved by providing the device with an RFID chip bearing a MAC address, cryptographic capabilities and keys, and then disposing the device near a registration server (such as a home network server/server TV) to cause the information on the RFID chip to be automatically... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20080109655 - Launching a secure kernel in a multiprocessor system: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method includes verifying an initiating logical processor of a system; validating a trusted agent with the initiating logical processor if the initiating logical processor is verified; and launching the trusted agent on a plurality of processors of the system if the trusted... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, Pc
20080109656 - Method and apparatus for enabling content to be shared among multiple devices in a secure environment: A Master device (e.g., a SIM card) is configured with information regarding one or more Slave devices (e.g., SIM cards) that are associated with the Master device. The Master device is installed in a user device that receives content files and access and usage rights from a content provider. The... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20080109658 - Method for delivering a confidential e-mail: A method for delivering a confidential e-mail is disclosed. The application software loads a first e-mail, checks if an attached file of the first e-mail is encrypted, opens a second e-mail for delivering a password of the attached file when the attached file is encrypted, and loads at least one... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, Pc
20080109657 - Web site authentication: A web site can be authenticated by a third party authentication service. A user designates an authentication device that is a shared secret between the user and the authentication service. A web site page includes a URL that points to the authentication service. The URL includes a digital signature by... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080109659 - Logistic pki service system, mobile terminal, logistic pki service method used for the same, and recording medium in which corresponding program is recorded: The present invention provides a logistic PKI service system that improves reliability and security of its distribution portion. An article displayed on a shop terminal is purchased from a user's mobile terminal via a network. Then, a shop terminal receives distribution label data from a PKI. The user's mobile terminal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20080109660 - Crpto envelope around a cpu with dram for image protection: In one embodiment, a Central Processing Unit having a processing core. The processing core connects to an internal memory bus having N address lines and X data lines. A cache connects to the internal memory bus and uses M of N bits of the N address lines to address data... Agent: Sierra Patent Group, Ltd.
20080109661 - System, method, and computer security device having virtual memory cells: A computer security system may include a removable security device adapted to connect to the input/output port of a computer. The security device may include: a random access memory (RAM) cell; and a processor. The security system may further include: at least one encrypted update packet stored remotely from the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20080109662 - Multiple stakeholder secure memory partitioning and access control: A machine implemented system and method that effectuates secure access to a flash memory associated with a mobile device. The system includes a security component that intercepts transactions between an external processor and the flash memory and implements authentication and access control to the flash memory. The system further includes... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080109664 - Apparatus for improved security and connectivity of secured items: An apparatus for improving the security and connectivity of secured items. Embodiments provide an apparatus for securing items that comprises at least one interface for coupling the secured item to an external system, external device, external component, etc. The item may be coupled to the interface before placing the apparatus... Agent: Wagner, Murabito & Hao LLP
20080109663 - System and method for reducing power consumption in a device: A system and process enable a device to adjust the duration of various power modes based on usage of the device. The process includes operating a device at a fully operational power level, counting a first wait time, modifying a first wait time modifier in response to detection of image... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20080109665 - Network processor power management: A programmable state machine is incorporated into the core of a network processor (NP) to monitor the utilization of different processing elements in the NP and to control the power state of each element as a function of past and predicted utilization. The state machine can be used to control... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.
20080109666 - Inverter control circuit: An inverter control circuit is used to control a switch and a transformer in front of a light-emitting unit and then adjust the driving power for the light-emitting unit and modify the luminant state of the light-emitting unit and comprises: a first control unit and a second control unit both... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080109668 - Computer power conservation apparatus and method: A computer measures a processor load and configures itself so that a lesser amount of speculative execution is enabled when the processor is lightly loaded than is enabled when the processor is heavily loaded.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080109667 - Power management method for a pipelined computer system: A power management method for a pipelined computer system in accordance with one or both of a power management signal and a power management instruction.... Agent: National Semiconductor Corporation C/o Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz
20080109669 - Apparatus and method for controlling slotted mode of several systems using one sleep controller in a hybrid terminal of a mobile communication system: A method for controlling a slotted mode of several systems using one sleep controller enhanced a hybrid sleep controller that performs sleep/wake-up interface of system protocol stacks (PSs) in a hybrid terminal including at least two system PSs used for different communication networks of a mobile communication system. The method... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.c.
20080109670 - Power control for memories: Apparatus comprising a memory having a plurality of memory locations to store data; a switch coupled to said memory to provide power to each memory location of said plurality of memory locations; and a controller coupled to said memory to monitor use of said plurality of memory locations, and coupled... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag Patent Department
20080109671 - Mesochronous clock system and method to minimize latency and buffer requirements for data transfer in a large multi-processor computing system: A mesochronous clock system and method to minimize latency and buffer requirements for data transfer in a large multiprocessor computing system. A stream of data is transferred from a first clock domain with a first clock signal to a second clock domain with a second clock signal. The first and... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20080109672 - Large scale computing system with multi-lane mesochronous data transfers among computer nodes: Large scale computing systems with multi-lane mesochronous data transfers among computer nodes. A large scale computing system includes a large plurality of computing nodes interconnected in a predefined topology. Each computing node is controlled by a corresponding clock signal, and the each clock signal has a mesochronous relationship to the... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20080109673 - Using highly skewed clocks for application based tracing and application based normalization of processor clocks in an smp environment: A method, apparatus and computer instructions for application based tracing and for normalization of processor clocks in a symmetric multiprocessor environment. By deliberately establishing a large skew among processor clocks, it is possible to perform application based tracing by directly using the processors. In addition, the identity, time stamp, and... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates Pc
20080109674 - Using highly skewed clocks for application based tracing and application based normalization of processor clocks in an smp environment: A method, apparatus and computer instructions for application based tracing and for normalization of processor clocks in a symmetric multiprocessor environment. By deliberately establishing a large skew among processor clocks, it is possible to perform application based tracing by directly using the processors. In addition, the identity, time stamp, and... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates Pc05/01/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20080104380 - Method and system to dynamically boot to a non-visible partition: A system and method for accessing a hidden partition during a boot sequence is disclosed. An information handling system can include a basic input output system (BIOS) that can be operable to access a master boot record (MBR) of a storage device. The digital media storage device can include a... Agent: Larson Newman Abel Polansky & White, LLP
20080104383 - Method, system and computer program for configuring server farms at minimum cost: A solution is provided for configuring a server farm (for example, to run a SAP application). The SAP application sets corresponding operational constraints for the server farm (defined by a required processing power and a required memory for the application instances and the DBMS instance of the SAP application). A... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20080104382 - System and method for a distributed and flexible configuration of a tcg tpm-based local verifier: An improved system and method for efficiently implementing a remotely manageable secure boot on a Trusted Computing Group defined Trusted Platform Module. Various embodiments of the present invention enable a boot process which does not require a dependency on prior RIM certificates, while still requiring a dependency on the sequencing... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080104381 - System and method for secure operating system boot: There is provided a method for operating a basic input/output system (BIOS) of a pay-as-you go computer system. In one example embodiment, the method includes determining if a user password feature is activated on a hard drive and computing a password to unlock the hard drive if the password feature... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104378 - System configuration data sharing between multiple integrated circuits: System configuration data is transferred from a master integrated circuit to a shadow integrated circuit in a computer system before the system is initialized. The configuration data is initially stored in configuration registers in the master integrated circuit. The configuration data may include values that are programmed via hardware (e.g.,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20080104379 - Use driven configurator and system optimization: A configurator is provided with the ability to present a customer with information regarding desirable configuration bundles that are based upon specific intended use and to enable a customer to configure a system based upon the specific intended use. Additionally, based upon an indicated specific intended use, an information handling... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20080104388 - Computer system and control method thereof, and remote control system: A computer system including a system unit that performs a predetermined operation; a remote control signal receiving unit that receives a user setting from a remote controller, the user setting including at least one of a lock setting and a unlock setting of the system unit for security; and a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080104384 - Hard disk drive sanitizer system and method: A hard disk drive (HDD) sanitizer system comprises an electronic device having a basic input/output system (BIOS), the BIOS comprising a sanitizer routine executable for sanitizing a HDD.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104387 - Hard disk drive self-test system and method: A hard disk drive (HDD) self-test system comprises a basic input/output system (BIOS) configured to automatically invoke a self-test of an HDD based on a predetermined schedule.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104386 - Multi-profile boot selection: A system for multi-profile boot selection of an embedded device and method therefor are described. The system comprises a storage device reader, a processing device, and a memory. The processing device communicates with the storage device reader and the memory stores instructions including a boot controller which, when executed by... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104385 - Precluding a device from being selected to boot a system: A method comprises receiving user input during a boot process requesting a list of selectable boot devices to be provided from which the user can select one of the devices to boot a system. The method further comprises precluding a function from being performed, the function otherwise permitting a user... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104389 - Computer system model generation with tracking of actual computer system configuration: The present invention provides a system and method for generating models of a computer system. The method involves generating an original model of a computer system in an original configuration, and performing an original series of changes of the original model to yield an intermediate model. The original series of... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104390 - Method & apparatus for providing secure streaming data transmission facilities using unreliable protocols: The invention provides a method and apparatus for transmitting data securely using an unreliable communication protocol, such as User Datagram Protocol. In one variation, the invention retains compatibility with conventional Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and SOCKS protocols, such that secure UDP datagrams can be transmitted between a proxy server and... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20080104391 - Computer-readable recording medium recording remote control program, portable terminal device and gateway device: A computer-readable recording medium which records a remote control program for allowing data on a network protected by a gateway device to be transferred to an external device by external remote-control operations; a portable terminal device; and a gateway device. The terminal device transmits to the gateway device an access... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080104392 - Information access system, reader/writer device and contactless information storage device: In an information access system, a reader/writer device encrypts, with a first encryption key, an information request and a second encryption key to thereby generate first encrypted data, and encrypts the information request with the second encryption key to thereby generate second encrypted data, and transmits cyclically an information request... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080104393 - Cloud-based access control list: A system that can assist users to manage a personal active directory for all of their information maintained within a cloud-based environment is provided. The identity of a client that accesses data is monitored and recorded in a log. In turn, this information can be made available to the owner... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080104398 - Apparatus and method for downloading software in portable terminal: A method for downloading software in a portable terminal is provided. The method includes decrypting authentication information of first binary data transmitted from a downloader; comparing the version of the first binary data with the version of second binary data stored in the portable terminal by using the authentication information;... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20080104396 - Authentication method: [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] Whether the authentication operation processing in action is the first authentication operation processing or the second authentication operation processing is clearly distinguished through judging the number of necessary authentication times and judging what number of the authentication operation processing the one under action is. Further, the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080104394 - Code-based communication connection management: In some embodiments, an electronic apparatus comprises a communication interface, an input/output interface, a processor, and logic to collect, in the electronic apparatus, a first identifier associated with a first communication device and second identifier associated with a second communication device, logic to establish a communication connection between the electronic... Agent: Caven & Aghevli C/o Intellevate
20080104397 - Composed message authentication code: Prior to transmission, a message is divided into multiple transmission units. A sub-message authentication code is obtained for each of the transmission units. A composed message authentication code is obtained for the whole message based on the sub-message authentication codes of the multiple transmission units. The multiple transmission units and... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20080104395 - System and method for enhancing environment variable and process option invocation: A method, system, and computer-usable medium for enhancing environment variable and process option invocation in a data processing system. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, in response to receiving a request for a system startup, an operating system loads a centralized environment file. In response to receiving a... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080104399 - Localized network authentication and security using tamper-resistant keys: The invention provides a secure Wi-Fi communications method and system. In an embodiment of the invention, unique physical keys, or tokens, are installed at an access point and each client device of the network. Each key comprises a unique serial number and a common network send cryptographic key and a... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080104400 - Leak-resistant cryptographic payment smartcard: We disclose methods and apparatuses for securing cryptographic devices against attacks involving external monitoring and analysis. A “self-healing” property is introduced, enabling security to be continually re-established following partial compromises. In addition to producing useful cryptographic results, a typical leak-resistant cryptographic operation modifies or updates secret key material in a... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080104401 - System, apparatus, method, and program product for authenticating communication partner using electronic certificate containing personal information: Object To provide a technique for authenticating a communication partner using an electronic certificate containing personal information. Solving Means When a client apparatus receives a request for an electronic certificate from a server apparatus, the server apparatus reads a client certificate containing personal information and a server public key of... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP
20080104402 - Countermeasure against fault-based attack on rsa signature verification: Methods and apparatuses enable countermeasures to obstruct a fault-based attack on an authentication procedure. A digital message M, a signature S, and a modulus N are received, where the signature S is to sign the digital message M, and the modulus N is a public modulus for modular authentication operations.... Agent: Intel/blakely
20080104404 - Method and system for providing image processing to track digital information: An approach for tracking documents using image processing is disclosed. Auxiliary information corresponding to compressed digital information is extracted. The auxiliary information is used to output text lines, which undergo a hash function (e.g., checksum operation). In this manner, individual hash values are generated, as well as an overall hash... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20080104403 - Methods and apparatus for data authentication with multiple keys: Methods and apparatus for data authentication with multiple keys are disclosed. An example apparatus to authenticate data disclosed herein comprises a key verifier to verify a first key by comparing a test composite key value and a reference composite key value, wherein the test composite key value is generated from... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20080104405 - System and method of generating a per sale watermarking on digital files: A system, method and computer readable media provided for watermarking a digital file. The method comprises altering samples of the digital file available for distribution upon request by adding a number such as + or a −1 to each sample of the digital file according to a probability value and... Agent: At&t Corp.
20080104406 - Author signatures for legal purposes: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for establishing trust in an electronic document. An electronic document is received. State dependent content in the electronic document is identified. The state dependent content is content that is renderable to have a several appearances. The electronic document is... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080104407 - Audit-log integrity using redactable signatures: A method of establishing the integrity of an audit record set is described. The method comprises receiving a set of audit records and generating a first set of random values wherein each audit record in the set corresponds to at least one value of the first set. The method further... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104408 - Notary document processing and storage system and methods: A notary document processing system and related methods are described. The notary document processing system receives files uploaded by users, processes them by applying a document ID, time stamp or other information to each page of the document, and converts them to read only format for storage. Once the document... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP
20080104409 - Information processing apparatus and time and date information change method: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a processor which executes an operating system and an application, a first real time clock including a function of supplying time and date information to the operating system at a time when the operating system is booted, and an alarm function... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080104410 - Electronic clinical system having two-factor user authentication prior to controlled action and method of use: Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for facilitating protected access to clinical information systems, functions, or authorizing clinical documents. Certain embodiments provide a method for providing access to a protected clinical system. The method includes verifying a first form of authentication for access to the protected clinical system. The first... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20080104411 - Methods and apparatus for changing passwords in a distributed communication system: Methods and apparatus are provided for changing passwords in a distributed communication system. The disclosed password management system includes an event server for receiving one or more subscriptions to a password change event from one or more endpoints associated with a user and for notifying the endpoints that subscribed to... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20080104412 - Information processing device, information processing system, computer data signal, computer readable medium, and information processing method: An information processing device, comprising a reading unit that reads, from a recording medium that records information relevant to authentication, the information relevant to authentication, an acquisition unit that acquires information about a contact destination designated in association with the recording medium, when reading of the information from the recording... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080104413 - Systems and methods for controlling production quantities: Systems and methods are provided for controlling the number of products produced by contract manufacturers in order to prevent unauthorized overproduction. Each authorized device that is produced includes both a serial number and an encryption of the serial number. Each device is configured to decrypt the encrypted serial number and... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20080104414 - Apparatus and method for decryption, electronic apparatus and method for inputting password encryption, and electronic system with a password: Electronic apparatus and method for decryption, electronic apparatus and method for inputting password encryption, and system comprising said apparatuses are provided. The electronic apparatus comprises a detection unit, a generation unit, and a decryption unit. The detection unit is configured to detect a biological feature. The generation unit is configured... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20080104415 - Multivariate dynamic biometrics system: Methods and apparatuses for recognizing a subject (106), bases on biomertics features are provided. The recognition includes a “smart” combination of the subject's behavioral (103), physical (102) and physiological characteristics.... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP
20080104416 - Apparatus and method for enabling applications on a security processor: Method and apparatus for enabling applications on security processors of computer systems. In one aspect, a security processor apparatus includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor and operative to store a secure table. The secure table stores different certified endorsement keys and different values, each value associated... Agent: Lenovo (united States) Inc. C/o Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080104418 - Apparatus, and associated method, for providing an electronic storage box for securely storing data in electronic form: Apparatus, and an associated methodology, for archiving electronic data at an electronic security box. A front-end user makes arrangements with a trusted data manager, such as a banking entity, for the creation of an electronic security box. The trusted data manager arranges with a back-end facility operator for the formation... Agent: Docket Clerk
20080104417 - System and method for file encryption and decryption: There is disclosed a system and method for file encryption and decryption. In an embodiment, a method of encrypting a file on backup media involves encrypting clear data using a data encryption key applied to a data encryption algorithm and outputting encrypted data; storing the encrypted data on the backup... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20080104420 - Protected storage of a datum in an integrated circuit: A method for protecting at least one first datum to be stored in an integrated circuit, including, upon storage of the first datum, performing a combination with at least one second physical datum coming from at least one network of physical parameters, and only storing the result of this combination,... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20080104419 - Reproducing method, reproducing apparatus, recording method, and recording apparatus: A recording method including searching for at least one of a plurality of free areas on a storage medium, said storage medium including a file that is stored according to a file system; generating a track descriptor; generating a part descriptor; recording data encrypted with an encryption key in at... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080104421 - Automatic power-up of portable electronic device based on time-dependent event: A method of controlling a portable electronic device includes receiving a power-down command, determining an automatic power-up date and time based on an earliest one of a next preset power-up and a next time-dependent event reminder, entering a power-down state, monitoring a date and time, and automatically powering up at... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)
20080104426 - Computer host with bus interface: A computer host with bus interface includes a power supply and a motherboard. The power supply has a main power system and a standby power system. The DC power outputted by the standby power system is used to drive a power on/off unit, which is used for outputting a computer... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080104425 - Independent power control of processing cores: Independent power control of two or more processing cores. More particularly, at least one embodiment of the invention pertains to a technique to place at least one processing core in a power state without coordinating with the power state of one or more other processing cores... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC
20080104428 - Inter-die power manager and power management method: Devices and methods for managing power on a module are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a module comprises a first die; a second die; and a power manager. The power manager monitors the power requirements of the first die and the second die and allocates power to the first die... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104422 - Method of maintaining a usb active state without data transfer: A USB bus-powered device in Suspend state that requires active bus state power levels, but has no data transfer need, may initiate Resume signaling to return a USB bus segment to active state, without transferring any data across the bus. A device driver considers both USB device power needs and... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson
20080104427 - Multi-stage power supply: A multi-stage power supply for providing power to a network powered device such as a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) power device (PD) is disclosed. The multi-stage power supply comprises: a primary power supply for supplying primary power input of the PD; and a supplemental power supply for supplying supplemental power input of... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20080104429 - Multiprocessor system with selective processor power down of core and inter-processor communications ports: The present invention provides a multiprocessor system and method in which power can be withheld from a core and inter-processor communications ports of a first processor while power continues to be supplied to a second processor.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104432 - Power combining power supply system: A power supply system comprises a low-speed power supply and a high-speed power supply configured to operate in first and second frequency ranges, respectively, and generate first and second outputs, respectively. The lower end of the second frequency range is at least higher than a lower end of the first... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20080104430 - Server configured for managing power and performance: A server manages power and performance. The server comprises a plurality of processor and associated storage and input/output interface components, arranged into a plurality of independent compute cells. One or more performance metrics descriptive of performance of the independent compute cell plurality are selected and an optimization evaluation of the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104431 - Storage system and method of controlling of feeding power to storage system: A storage system of the present invention saves power consumption of the storage system and enhances responsiveness by predicting a disk drive that is to be accessed next on the basis of an access request from a host system, and promptly feeding power to the predicted disk drive. A prediction... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080104423 - Supplying combinations of clock frequency, voltage, and current to processors: Combinations of clock frequencies, voltages, and currents at which a processor operates normally are determined. These combinations are stored to a component on which the processor is installed. Voltage identifiers are stored to a computer system in which the component is installed. The voltage identifiers are associated with combinations of... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20080104433 - System on a chip with rtc power supply: A system on a chip includes a real time clock (RTC) module, a crystal oscillation circuit and a voltage supply circuit. The RTC module is coupled to provide timing functions and the crystal oscillation circuit is coupled to produce an oscillation. The voltage supply circuit is coupled to produce a... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20080104424 - Systems and methods to reduce deployment security exposure using wol: Systems, methods and media for timing the receipt and response to WOL packets are disclosed. In one embodiment, timing information concerning when to receive a WOL packet is sent to a target computer. The timing information may also comprise information concerning when to power on in response to a received... Agent: Ibm Coporation (rtp) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC
20080104434 - Soc with low power and performance modes: A system on a chip includes a processing module, ROM, RAM, and a clocking circuit. The clock circuit is coupled to produce a first clock signal when the SOC is in a low power mode and to produce a second clock signal when the SOC is in a performance mode,... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20080104435 - Clock generator, timing and frequency reference with crystal-compatible power management: Exemplary embodiments of the invention provide a clock generation apparatus, system, and method, which include power management. The apparatus is couplable to second circuitry which has a clock input terminal and an inverted clock output terminal. An exemplary apparatus comprises a clock generator, a sensor, and a processor. The clock... Agent: Gamburd Law Group LLC
20080104436 - Computer device power management system and method: A computer device power management system comprises a controller configured to throttle a processor of a computer device responsive to an overcurrent condition associated with a power source powering the computer device, the controller configured to adjust a power state of the processor to at least one of a plurality... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080104437 - Computer system and control method thereof: A computer system. The computer system includes memory units; a power supply to supply power to the memory units; and a controller to controls the supply of power the plurality of memory units so as to intercept power supplied from the power supply to at least one of the memory... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080104438 - Microcomputer, program and on-vehicle electronic controller: A microcomputer is put into a sleep mode immediately when tasks become ready for the sleep mode so as to eliminate wasted power. Multiple application tasks are executed. Each application task provides notification regarding entry into sleep-ready state. When any application task provides notification, a status management section program sets... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080104439 - Real time clock having a register: In a real time clock having a register, a preinstalled central processing unit issues a control instruction to hold a time stamp of an external register in the real time clock and then reads the time stamp of the external register, if a server or a control end needs to... Agent: Moxa Technologies Co., Ltd
20080104440 - System and method for tod-clock steering: A system, method and computer program product for steering a time-of-day (TOD) clock for a computer system having a physical clock providing a time base for executing operations that is stepped to a common oscillator. The method includes computing a TOD-clock offset value (d) to be added to a physical-clock... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.Previous industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: processing architectures and instruction processing (e.g., processors)
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