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Multiple magnetic stripe transaction cards and systems for the
A transaction card includes at least two read-only magnetically encoded stripes encoding different data in accordance with standard data encryption protocols...
Card reader for two kinds of data cards
The reading head having the capability of processing two different data cards of the inductive type and chip-cards provided with contact pads on their surface....
Process and device for dispensing individual chip cards
A process for dispensing individual chip cards to a plurality of individual chip card users employs a chip card dispensing station (1) with at least one storage...
Embroidery data processing device for sewing machine
In an embroidery data processing device, when a user selects one of embroidery patterns displayed on a pattern selecting screen of an LCD, a control device reads...
I/O card and method making the same
An I/O card assembly (10) includes a rectangular frame (12) having an internal PC board (100) therein and sandwiched between a pair of metal covers (11, 14). A...
Information processing system using portable terminal unit and data
communication adapter therefor
In an information processing system having a portable terminal unit, such as a hand-held computer, driven by a rechargeable battery and a data communication...
Method for processing asynchronous low-level protocols in a
communication device to off load the main processor
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for multi-protocol, point-to-point communications which allocates processing tasks between a processor of...
Post card printing system, which orients multiple images symmetrically
about a central point
There are provided a copying machine executing the processing for reading image data from a document and the processing for printing the image data, a computer...
Analog video merging system for merging N video signals from N video
This invention relates to an analog video merging system, and more particularly to a system that can take the output of a plurality of video cameras and form a...
Production of a support element module for embedding into smart cards or
other data carrier cards
Described is a method for manufacturing of carrier element modules of a thin carrier element (4) and a thereon mounted semiconductor chip (2). This method...
Dual readout socket connector
A card edge socket connector (1) includes an insulative elongated housing (10) having a plurality of contact slots (14) side by side vertically extending...
Mechanism to assist in insertion or removal of PCI cards
A board-handling mechanism for more easily installing and removing boards from motherboards and/or other mountings within system enclosures such that it does not...
System, method and article of manufacture for a payment gateway system
architecture for processing encrypted...
Secure transmission of data is provided between a plurality of computer systems over a public communication system, such as the Internet. Secure transmission of...
Information processing apparatus
An information processing apparatus has a transmission antenna and a reception antenna and performs radio transmission/reception with a radio card via the two...
Picture data printing apparatus and print picture data generating
This still picture filing system comprises a printer unit 2, a picture processing block 3, a thinning and compression/expansion processing block 4, a storage...
Method and apparatus for accurate determination of the identity of human
Methods and apparatus for the accurate determination of the identity of human beings by comparing a fingerprint image with previously recorder templates utilize...
A descramble section extracts required information for descrambling transmitted together with TV signals and converts scrambled signals to ordinary TV signals in...
Encryption of telephone calling card codes
A cost-efficient method that utilizes encryption techniques to prevent the unauthorized use of telephone customer calling card account and personal ...
Character signal processing apparatus and character signal processing
system and personal computer
A personal computer receives a teletext signal. A television broadcast signal received by a TV tuner unit is converted to a composite video signal and a voice...
EMI by-pass gasket for shielded connectors
Good shielding in shielded peripheral connectors is maintained by including an EMI by-pass gasket between the cable connector and the card connector. The EMI...
Carrier card with value chip
A carrier card of standardized size has a base body with at least one cutout for receiving a value chip. The cutout has securing elements forming a snap...
Multi-hopper card embosser
A multi-hopper embosser comprising a card processing apparatus (13, 14, 15) for performing encoding, embossing and tipping processings on a card, plural hoppers...
Method and apparatus for measuring fiber length and nep number in a
A method of measuring fiber material while being processed by fiber processing components of a carding machine, includes the following steps: measuring fiber...
Method and apparatus for distributing currency
A process which provides electronic access to pre-paid funds for cash or payment for goods and services. A card is issued to a customer with a value selectable...
Self-testing of smart line cards
Automatic testing a group of line circuits on a smart line card served by a central switch over a PCM bus is localized by using the microprocessor/DSP that...
Apparatus for electronic exchange having a general-purpose bus
separating the exchange unit and control unit
An electronic exchange apparatus where an exchange unit for controlling extension-line and trunk-line interface cards unique to the exchange apparatus is...
Secure photographic method and apparatus
The application of Lippmann photographs as a unique security device on security documents, such as, e.g. identity cards, passports, credit cards is presented....
Computer-based system and method for playing a poker-like game
A computer-based system and method allow at least one player to play a poker-like game using a computer. A processor processes inputs through a graphic user...
Backplane having strip transmission line ethernet bus
A data server having a plurality of hot replaceable processing unit modules. Each module includes a motherboard having plugged therein: a CPU; a main memory; an...
Best can do matching of assets with demand in microelectronics
A computer implemented decision support tool serves as a solver to generate a best can do (BCD) match between existing assets and demands across multiple...
System and method for establishing and managing subscription purchase
agreements including commitments to...
A system and process for distributing a product in accordance with a subscription purchase agreement that includes the establishment by a customer of an account...
T1 channel bank control process and apparatus
A technique for powering telephone lines using an unbalance current source and current sink; and a technique for improving attenuation/frequency distribution and...
Silent polarity reversal in a communication system
A line card integrates subscriber line interface circuitry, A/D and D/A converters, and digital signal processing technology. The digital signal processing...
Music organizer and entertainment center
A music organizer and entertainment center provides a center having a microprocessor, sound card functions and high-volume data storage and retrieval units for...
Digital gate computer bus
A computer bus includes a set of computer bus input nodes to receive a set of computer bus input signals generated by system cards attached to the computer bus....
Food appliance and a coding system therefor
A versatile food appliance includes a set of hardware components common to a plurality of single-purpose food appliances. The set of hardware components is...
Interactive golf game information system
An interactive golf game information system receives, stores, analyzes and outputs a plurality of different types of information related to golf. The system...
Telephone transaction processing as a part of a call transport
A telephone transaction processing system is disclosed. Processing of telephone transactions, such as credit card transactions, financial account debiting, or...
Process for producing non-woven fabrics of ultrafine polyolefin fibers
A process for producing a non-woven fabric of ultrafine polyolefin fibers by subjecting a web of splittable conjugate polyolefin fibers to a water needle...
Method and system for enabling nondisruptive live insertion and removal
of feature cards in a computer system
Method and system for controlling the state of a system bus during live insertion and removal of a pluggable feature card (FC) by driving control signals, which...
Card cage for an electronic control unit having signal-processing
components and high-speed digital components...
In the case of a card cage for an electronic control unit having signal-processing analog and/or digital components, high-speed digital components, as well as...
Mapless GPS navigation system with sortable destinations and zone
A navigation system is provided for offering navigational assistance to a mobile user. The navigation system receives GPS position information signals which are...
Computer implemented method, system and apparatus for processing various
transactions using a plurality of...
A method, apparatus and computer program for processing plural types of transactions by a transaction processor connected to plural companies of different...
Financial system of computers
An automated payment system particularly suited for purchases over a distributed computer network such as the Internet. In such a distributed computer network, a...
Method and system for the transfer of information between two
populations of persons, one nomadic and the other...
A method enabling two populations of persons, one being sedentary (for example a provider of long-distance services) and the other being nomadic (for example the...
Image processing systems and data input devices therefor
An image processing system including a plurality of pen-like input units 31 which produce signals of frequencies inherent to the respective input units, a panel...
Electronic marketing apparatus and method
An apparatus for processing consumer transactions and recording them on a consumer's magnetic stripe card is disclosed, having a magnetic stripe reader, a...
Wipers comprising point unbonded webs
There is provided a wiper comprising a first web of fibers of at most 50 microns in diameter wherein said web has been bonded using a point unbonded pattern...
Dual-bus riser card for an expansion slot
A dual-bus riser card for an expansion slot in a computer system is formed by a substrate having an edge portion removably mountable into the expansion slot...
Theft prevention mechanism for information processing apparatus
A theft prevention mechanism is effective to prevent not only a portable information processing apparatus but also a PC card inserted therein from being stolen....