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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....
Information processor, method of updating a program and information
BIOS updating is performed after saving an old BIOS to a spare storage area. A current version BIOS stored in a first bank of a flash ROM is moved to a second...
Method and apparatus for communicating with a card distribution center
for management, selection, and delivery...
A system for communicating with a card distribution center for selecting, ordering, and sending social expression cards using a personal computer. The user can...
Data communication adapter for selectively supplying power to a
communication control circuit or a portable...
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...
Secure method for enabling/disabling power to a computer system
following two-piece user verification
A method for enabling power to all or portions of a computer system based upon the results of a two-piece user verification process that is completed as part of...
System for interfacing numerous ISDN data connecting to a data network
through the telephone network
A system for providing low cost data connections directly to a long distance switch in order to connect a plurality of ISDN-based data connections to a data...
Gaming machine system operable with general purpose charge cards
A player feeds a general purpose charge card, such as a VISA, MasterCard or AMERICAN EXPRESS card, or an account identification to a reader at a gaming machine...
Issuing customized IC cards of different types
A method and apparatus issues a plurality of kinds of IC cards. A plurality of items of issue information are stored, to be written into a plurality of kinds of...
System and method for registering and maintaining field equipment
inventory based on individualized equipment...
A system and method for registering and tracking network equipment at the circuit card level. A computer network server is coupled with an equipment database...
System and method for distributing and processing discount coupons
A system for dispensing and redeeming electronic discount coupons in a store. A card-dispensing collects information from a customer and subsequently issues a...
System for universal electronic mail delivery where messaging devices
are notified using a particular dialing,...
A system for facilitating, sending and receiving e-mail messages is disclosed. This e-mail system is supported by one or more main servers and a plurality of...
Apparatus and process for improved die adhesion to organic chip carriers
A semiconductor package and method for preparing same to obtain improved die adhesion to organic chip carriers has been developed. A copper die bond pad is...
Ticketless system and processing method and memory medium storing its
A ticketless system for processing information for issuance of an airplane ticket or the like by using an IC card. The ticketless system includes a coupon ticket...
Portable acoustic interface for remote access to automatic
speech/speaker recognition server
A portable acoustic signal (speech signal) preprocessing (SSP) device for accessing an automatic speech/speaker recognition (ASSR) server comprises a microphone...
Public accessible terminal capable of opening an account for allowing
access to the internet and E-mail by...
A computer network for allowing individual users to access the internet comprises a central unit and a plurality of individual terminals located at separate...
Secure two-piece user authentication in a computer network
A computer system incorporating a two-piece authentication procedure for securely providing user authentication over a network. In the disclosed embodiment of...
Prepaid long-distance telephone service system with flexible operating
A long-distance telephone service system provides for accounting and flexible, customizable control of long-distance telephone usage by customers, especially...
Gaming machine system operable with general purpose charge cards
In a gaming establishment, a player feeds a general purpose charge card such as a VISA, MasterCard or AMERICAN EXPRESS card to a reader at a gaming machine or...
Cytology chamber with port to receive collection bottle and method of use
There is provided a method and system for transferring biological material samples from the point of collection to a chamber for placement into a centrifuge for...
Method for mounting an electronic module in a card body
A method is described for mounting an electronic module in an opening in a card body using pressure and heat. To avoid the thermal load on the electronic module...
Tensioning unit with automatic tension control for yarn-formed fabrics
A tensioning unit (10) with automatic control of the tension (T) of yarn-formed fabrics (F), having a first electric card (50) mounted in an electromechanical...
Method and apparatus for allowing access to secured computer resources
by utilzing a password and an external...
A method for permitting access to secured computer resources based upon a two-piece user verification process. In one embodiment of the invention, the user...
Method and apparatus for converting synchronous narrowband signals into
broadband asynchronous transfer mode...
The network of the invention uses asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) as the exclusive transport between the central office and the outside distribution plant of...
Optional operation control apparatus for monitor and control method
An improved optional operation control apparatus for a monitor and a control method thereof capable of controlling a function operation of an option card which...
Rotatable antenna for financial transaction terminal
A financial transaction terminal includes an outer casing including a keypad to allow financial transaction data to be entered. A card reader is accommodated by...
Low tolerance probe card and probe ring systems
An apparatus to test an integrated circuit has a plurality of contact pads electrically coupled to the integrated circuit to transfer electrical signals to and...
Tamper evident labelling system with embedded storage device
A labeling system combines an indelibly inscribed visually readable serial number with an embedded electronically readable one-time programmable read-only...
Recording medium holder, recording medium processing apparatus, and
card-type recording medium feeding method
A magnetic card is set to an exclusive cardholder and inserted into a passbook printer. The passbook printer can read a magnetic stripe of a passbook and print...
Card processing apparatus capable of keeping card removal speed near
A card processing apparatus includes a pivotal member. The pivotal member pivots upon being pressed by the leading end portion of a card inserted through a card...
A bicomponent staple or filament is disclosed having a core of PET and a sheath of polyethylene wherein the core PET component contains from 0.5 wt % to 10 wt %...
System and method for deterministic response to audio/video commands in
a multimedia system
In a multimedia data stream system, deterministic response is provided by multimedia servers for VCR client commands, thereby ensuring the commands execute...
Pin electronics card having ringing preventive circuit for removing
noise in an electronics transmission path...
A pin electronics card including a connector connected to a test board on which an objective device is mounted; a signal processing circuit connected to the...
Card reader with dual-headed card slot
A card reader with dual-headed card slot, comprising a main unit, two magnetic heads, a circuit board and a power cord. Near the center part of the main unit are...
System and method for establishing and executing functions to affect
credit card accounts and transactions
A system and process for establishing a function having a corresponding function identifier. The function is adapted to be processed during a transaction such as...
Cluster of workstations for solving compute-intensive applications by
exchanging interim computation results...
A system and method for connecting computer workstations in clusters to perform parallel-distributed processing with respect to compute-intensive applications...
Smart token system for secure electronic transactions and identification
Smart token technology, using a smart card, PCMCIA card or any other medium containing storage or processing capability is used to facilitate a variety of secure...
Unified method of creating and processing fax forms
A method of operating a fax server apparatus including a computer and a FAX card which provides a unification of a FAX forms creation process and the creation of...
Apparatus for processing multiple types of graphics data for display
A controller card is provided that allows the processing and display of two types of graphics pixel data for display in two environments. The card contains a...
Process timer monitor
A process run card encoded with bar-code information and providing controllers with scanners which can scan the bar-code information and configure the controller...
Smart IC card system and smart IC card with transaction management
program stored therein
Smart IC cards are ones which themselves control performance of their transactions, in order to avoid an IC card reader having to be specialized in particular...
Apparatus for processing flat, flexible objects, for example plastic or
The apparatus has, along with a magazine in which flat, flexible objects such as cords are stored in a stack, a retaining device for holding the stack in the...
Method for the controlled pre-rolling of thin slabs leaving a continuous
The controlled pre-rolling of a slab, leaving a continuous casting plant is carried out with pairs of pre-rolling elements (14, 114, 16) assembled in at least...
Closed loop financial transaction method and apparatus
A method and apparatus for closed loop, automatic processing of typical financial transactions, including loans, setting up checking, savings and individual...
Accounting apparatus, information receiving apparatus, and communication
A communication system and accounting apparatus are provided capable of easy management of accounting a use of information by a user in multi-media networks...
Information processing apparatus and a control method
According to the present invention, illegal invasion (i.e., access to secret data) from an installed PC card of an information processing apparatus can be...
Index print preparation and feeding apparatus and photo-printing and
An information card on which calculation information on photo-processing prices in accordance with orders and/or photo-printing information is recorded, wherein...
Mass storage device adapter for smart cards
A device for transferring data between a data processing machine and a smart card is provided. The data processing machine has a drive for receiving a removable...
Method for automatically enabling peripheral devices and a storage
medium for storing automatic enable program...
A superior method for automatically enabling a PC card whereby, when a PC card that can be driven only by a DOS/Windows 3.x device driver is inserted, the PC...