At Patents you can conduct a Patent Search, File a Patent Application, find a Patent Attorney, or search available technology through our Patent Exchange. Patents are available using simple keyword or date criteria. If you are looking to hire a patent attorney, you've come to the right place. Protect your idea and hire a patent lawyer.
PCMCIA card manufacturing process
A PCMCIA card manufacturing process is disclosed, including the steps of (1) providing a top cover and a bottom cover made of a metal, preferably stainless...
Apparatus for processing PCMCIA interrupt requests
An apparatus to permit the sharing of interrupts between resident devices and removable PCMCIA peripherals overcomes a deficiency in the PCMCIA standards. By...
Secure data transmission method
A method of secure data transmission commences at a sending or originating terminal by processing a sender challenge on an originating subscriber card with a...
Optical information writing and reading apparatus having two light
An apparatus for writing and reading information on and from an optical card by projecting a writing light beam and at least two reading light beams onto the...
Transactional processing system
A transactional processing system is used in conjunction with a transmitting source. The system allows for real-time authorization of payments for a plurality of...
Electronic access control mail box system
An electronic access control mailbox system comprises a plurality of mail box stations. Each station consists of a locker of mail box compartments each having a...
Own ship sensor system simulator
A system for simulating own ship sensor outputs for submarine trainers is ovided. The system comprises of five personal computer systems operating together....
IC card data processing device which can be integrally housed within a
An IC card data processing device, insertable into a standard memory expansion card slot of a computer, includes an outer main frame and an inner main frame to...
Apparatus and method for changing the text portion of logos for postage
An apparatus for changing the text portion of logos for postage meters includes a printer module for a fully electronically produced postage meter imprint having...
Use of at least forty percent recycled denim waste
Denim fabric suitable for use as apparel is made from about 40-100% fibers produced from denim waste (pre-consumer and/or post-consumer). The denim waste is...
Method for detecting and specifying compressor cylinder leaks
A computer-based system and method detects and specifies valve and ring leaks in reciprocating compressors of the type used in natural gas transmission networks....
Smart card locking process
A method of locking a smart card to block the operation of at least one protected program stored in a read-only memory or ROM of the smart card, the smart card...
Flow-through linear transfer system for making credit cards and the
like, from synthetic resinous sheets
A simple combination of conventional operations uses a twin press configuration of tandem stationary, vertically acting heating and cooling platen presses in...
Semiconductor device processing method
A semiconductor processing method includes the steps of carrying a case containing semiconductor wafers and to which an ID card is attached into semiconductor...
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...
Distributed frame processing for time division multiplexing
A time division multiplexer (TDM) is provided for multiplexing data from a plurality of channels. The TDM system generally comprises a high speed time division...
Shared line buffer architecture for a video processing circuit
A single line buffer in a motion video card is used for both vertical reduction of the pixel image before storage in a video memory buffer and vertical expansion...
High-speed optical recording and playback apparatus capable of recording
and retrieving digital data from an...
Apparatus consisting of a flat, two-dimensional array of laser/photo diodes; an optical storage card positioned below the array; and a mechanism to move the card...
Method of using informational playing cards
A deck of informational playing cards is disclosed, each card having a front surface with a primary printed indicia of a unique member of a class of items. The...
Credit/charge card system enabling purchasers to contribute to selected
A method which enables a credit cardholder to make a donation to a cardholder-selected charity any time he makes a purchase using the credit card. The method...
Apparatus and process for separation of laminae
An apparatus for separating a first flexible lamina of predetermined thickness from a second lamina to which the first lamina is adhered along an edge (e.g., a...
A housing and ejection mechanism for PCMCIA electronic "smart cards" is disclosed. The ejection mechanism comprises a pair of cooperating lever arms and springs....
Apparatus for programming the speed at which an expansion card generates
ready signals to insure compatibility...
An apparatus is disclosed for processing information including a bus, a controller circuit, the controller circuit being configured to control transfer of...
Telephone cross connect status signal pre-processor
A signalling pre-processor for receiving signalling from a line card of a telephone line. The pre-processor converting analog signalling into digital form and...
Apparatus for automating routine communication in a facility
A distributed data processing network includes multiple memory card databases at terminal nodes of the network. The network is programmed to automatically...
Method and apparatus for automated handling of cut material
Method and apparatus for nondestructively removing a cut segment of predetermined shape from a limp material sheet workpiece and transporting the cut workpiece...
Image signal processing device for thinning images
In an image processing device, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) transforms an image generated by an imaging device and having a high pixel density to a...
IC card reader
An IC card loading detecting apparatus utilizing an input/output terminal portion of an IC card which houses therein a central processing unit (CPU) has a ground...
Apparatus and method for access control
In a system for controlling access to signals such as pay-TV signals, the signals include data packets that are received and by a decoder and forwarded to a...
Apparatus and method for providing a scent
An apparatus and method for providing a scent to a compartment comprising a reusable holder having a connecting means and a scented card insertable into the...
Power saving system
In a personal computer having a logic circuit constituted by low-power consumption elements such as CMOS elements, a power saving system includes a register in...
Digital signal processing circuit board having use for voice processing
A digital voice processing circuit board having use in a voice processing system wherein voice processing functions are run in software. This application of...
Gaming machine system operable with general purpose charge cards
In a casino, a player feeds a general purpose charge card such as a VISA, MasterCard or AMERICAN EXPRESS card to a reader at a slot machine or other gaming...
Distributed on-line money access card transaction processing system
A distributed on-line transaction processing system (10) that functions with to any existing credit card and debit bank card processing center (18). The system...
Selective call receiver with computer interface message notification
A selective call messaging peripheral (100) capable of receiving at least one message and communicating it to an electronic information processing device (200)...
Nonwoven fabric having elastometric and foam-like compressibility and
resilience and process therefor
A needlepunch fabric of staple polyester fibers is disclosed that is elastomeric and has foam-like compressibility and resilience. The polyester staple is formed...
Method and apparatus for generating route information for asynchronous
transfer mode cell processing
An apparatus for generating route information for asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) cell processing includes a route agent (64) that transmits a route request...
Patient information apparatus
The present invention relates to an electronic assembly, apparatus and process for scanning input information from patient information cards, processing the...
Microcircuit for a chip card comprising a protected programmable memory
A microcircuit for a multi-application chip card, comprising notably a read-only memory (12), a programmable memory (13), and an addressing control circuit (14)...
Error correction code on add-on cards for writing portions of data words
The present invention provides a computer system and method of using the same. Add-on memory cards for the system are provided which cards have error correction...
Metering signal level control circuit
An apparatus for controlling the magnitude of a metering signal used in a communication system includes a high pass filter and a threshold detector. The...
Process environment monitoring system
A process environment monitoring system collects and tests air samples from a number of different sample locations. Each sample is drawn into a sample test...
Docking apparatus for a portable data processing unit including an
arcuate support member with a card extension...
An apparatus for docking a portable data processing unit is provided in which a cylindrically shaped, pivotal support member is attached to a base member for...
Automatic non-computer network no-stop collection of expressway tolls by
magnetic cards and method
An automatic system and method using prepaid cards for collection of the expressway tolls while the vehicle is moving at a normal driving speed where a...
Process and equipment for counterfeit-proof operation of gambling
machines with chip cards
A process and equipment for safeguarding the operation of gambling machines with electronic cards in a manner that protects against counterfeiting and fraud. The...
Modular card processing system
An inserter module for attaching processed cards to associated card carrier forms having cardholder information printed thereon is provided. The inserter module...
Memory card control device
In a memory card control device for interfacing an electronic still camera or similar electronic equipment and a memory card removably mounted on the equipment,...
Electronic transit fare card system
A card system and method for accessing a public transit system that employs a card pre-encoded with trip data permitting a set number of trips on the transit...
Interface for a computerized database having card and list views
A method for managing a computerized database characterized by the steps of: a) providing a collection of view styles including a card view and a list view; b)...
Method and apparatus for controlling network and workstation access
prior to workstation boot
A method and apparatus for preboot file and information transfer between workstations and other workstations or workstations and servers on local area networks....