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Direct secondary device interface by a host

A storage system having a storage device in communication with a host and including one or more function devices for communicating with application software modules, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. Said application software modules issuing vendor specific commands to access said function devices, said function devices remaining unknown to said host and recognizing said vendor specific commands for acting thereupon, wherein said storage device causing said application software modules to access said function devices to increase the security of said storage device.

Electrosurgical Apparatus with Integrated Energy Sensing at Tissue Site

An electrosurgical system is disclosed. The system includes an electrosurgical instrument having at least one electrode configured as a first sensor for measuring a voltage drop therethrough and a temperature sensor for a thermal sensor configured to measure a temperature difference across the at least one electrode; and a generator including an output stage coupled to the at least one electrode, the output stage configured to generate radio frequency energy; and a controller configured to determine actual radio frequency current based on the voltage drop and electrical resistivity of the at least one electrode and radio frequency power based on the measured temperature difference and the thermal conductivity of the at least one electrode.

Bcencryption (BCE) - a public-key based method to encrypt a data stream

A system and method for a web browser to convert an unencrypted character string into a cipher-text string combines a public-key encryption algorithm with a unique and constantly changing salt key. A private “server-key”, a public “client-key” and a server session ID are generated by the server, and the client-key and the session ID are sent to the browser with the code used to encrypt the message. The session-based string can be a randomly generated set of characters which changes between established user sessions and the salt key can be formed from the server session ID string. The server contains the matching code necessary to decrypt the stream using the private key.

Print schedule control equipment, print schedule control method, and program therefor

This invention aims at conducting a scheduling work of print processing efficiently. A device scheduler refers to print job composition information registered in step control information of the step “printer reservation” of other print job (other order) in a workflow information table, and a schedule information table. The device scheduler searches both other print jobs (proof print jobs and regular print jobs) that a to-be-registered proof print job having a processing time of the proof print job described above affects and other print jobs (proof print jobs and regular print jobs) that affect the to-be-registered proof print job. The device scheduler determines whether the to-be-registered proof print job can be registered in a schedule (there is no search result in Step 2017 described above). When the registration is not possible, the device scheduler informs an operator of the result that automatic scheduling is impossible.

Method and apparatus for treating a substrate with an ozone-solvent solution

A general method and apparatus for treating materials at high speed comprises the steps of dissolving a relatively high concentration ozone gas in a solvent at a relatively low predetermined temperature T1 to form an ozone-solvent solution with a relatively high dissolved ozone concentration, and heating either the ozone-water solution or the material to be treated or both, the ozone-solvent solution and the material to be oxidized with a point-of-use heater to quickly increase the temperature to a predetermined higher temperature T2>T1, and applying the ozone-solvent solution to said material(s) whereby the heated ozone-water solution will have a much higher dissolved ozone concentration at said higher temperature, than could be achieved if the ozone gas was initially dissolved in water at said higher temperature.

System and method for assessing risk to a collection of information resources

A system and method for assessing the risk to information resources that may include the generation and / or use of a security risk index. The security risk index may represent the security of information resources. The security risk index may be based on at least one factor. The at least one factor may be individually quantified. The at least one factor may include a threat factor associated with a rate or frequency of security events that threaten the security of the information resources, a vulnerability factor associated with a likelihood of a security event breaching the security of the information resources, an impact factor associated with an expected cost of a breach of the security of the information resources, or another type of factor. The security risk index of a subset of information resources including at least one resource may enable various comparisons and observations with respect to the security of the subset of information resources. The security risk index may be updated for a variety of reasons, such as, to be kept current, or for another reason.

Security in a communication network

Disclosed is a method of establishing a secured peer-to-peer communication between two communications devices, each communications device having stored a respective set of previously established security associations with other communications devices. The method comprises determining whether the two communications devices have a common security association in their respective sets of established security associations; if the devices have determined a common security association, protecting the communications link between the two communications device based on the determined common security association; otherwise establishing a new security association between the two communications devices, and protecting the communications link based on the new security association; and extending the sets of previously established security associations of the two communications devices to the corresponding other exchanging corresponding key data.

Ticket management apparatus, a ticketing device and a data management system for cashless operation

The present invention relates to a ticket management apparatus (TMA) for cashless operation of gaming machines (100a-100n), comprising a ticketing device (400a-400n) for inputting and outputting tickets (500) containing gaming data (502) and at least one data management device (101a-101n). The data management device (101a-101n) includes a gaming machine interface (GMIa-GMIn) for exchanging gaming data (502) with a controller (103a-103n) of a gaming machine (100a-100n), a ticketing device interface (TDIa-TDIn) for exchanging gaming data (502) with that ticketing device (400a-400n), a processor unit (106a-106n), a memory unit (107a-107n) and an external communication interface (ECIa-ECIn) for exchanging gaming data (502) with one or more devices (208) external to that ticket management apparatus (TMA).

Method, network element, and system for providing security of a user session

Methods, network elements, and a system for providing security of a session between a client of a domain of a network and a service node of said network are provided, which network consists of a plurality of domains, from which domain a user connected to said network via said client requests a service. The providing of security is based on analyzing a message, which is associated with said session and destined for said client, in terms of routing information. Such routing information may comprise an origin domain information of said message and a route information of said message, or an origin domain information of said message, which indicates a domain from which said message originates. The present invention is particularly advantageous for AAA sessions associated with authentication, authorization, and accounting functions and for usage of Diameter Base protocol.

Inter-blade guard and method for manufacturing same

According to the present invention, a razor cartridge includes a plurality of skin-engaging elements disposed on a frame. The skin engaging elements include at least two or more substantially blades having a sharpened cutting edge, a first inter-blade guard, and a cap. The two or more blades are disposed on the frame in parallel relation to one another. The first inter-blade guard is disposed on the frame between two (2) blades. A rinse-through gap extends across substantially the entire length of the frame between the first inter-blade guard and the blade aft the first inter-blade guard.

Latchable container system

A latching system including both apparatus and methods addresses the need for a reusable latch that is identical on either side of a container opening, thereby facilitating container manufacture. Also disclosed are apparatus and methods for assuring the quality of latchable container enclosed contents and enhancing the safety of container users by providing an unopened condition assurance element such as a tab that is removable from a reusable container latch. A novel latching system with a split insertion clement on a first latch side and unitary receptor element on a second latch side is also disclosed. A preferred embodiment involves an elastically obstructed latch as used on a squeeze-openable container.

Distributed secure data storage and transmission of streaming media content

Disclosed is a method for the distributed storage and distribution of data. Original data is divided into fragments and erasure encoding is performed on it. The divided fragments are dispersedly stored on a plurality of storage mediums, preferably that are geographically remote from one another. When access to the data is requested, the fragments are transmitted through a network and reconstructed into the original data. In certain embodiments, the original data is media content which is steamed to a user from the distributed storage.

Data processing apparatus and method for correlation analysis

A data processing apparatus, a method and computer program product for comparing a first object associated with said data processing apparatus with a second object associated with a remote data processing apparatus, are provided. The data processing apparatus comprises an input device operable to accept a first and a second set of data associated with said first object. Said first set of data describes said first object, and said second set of data describes a third object. Additionally, the data processing apparatus includes a memory. Said memory is adapted to store said first and said second set of data. The data processing apparatus further comprises a receiver. Said receiver is adapted to obtain a first subset of a third and a fourth set of data, respectively, from said remote data processing apparatus. Said third and said fourth set of data is associated with said second object, and said third set of data describes said second object, and said fourth set of data describes a fourth object. It also includes a transmitter. Said transmitter is adapted to send a first subset of said first and said second set of data, respectively, to said remote data processing apparatus. Finally, the data processing apparatus comprises a processor. The processor is adapted to perform correlation analysis between said first subsets of said first and said fourth set of data, respectively, to obtain a first value of correlation between said first and said second object. The processor is further adapted to perform correlation analysis between said first subsets of said second and said third set of data, respectively, to obtain a second value of correlation between said first and said second object.

System and method for tracking web-based sessions

This invention is directed to a system and method for tracking sessions for web-based applications. The system and method comprise a browser disposed on an associated data terminal and having at least one browser window associated therewith. The browser is adapted to generate at least one interactive session with an associated web server. The system and method also comprises at least one session tracking application associated with an interactive session. The session tracking application includes monitoring means adapted for monitoring activity on the associated interactive session and testing means adapted for determining whether monitored activity includes an unload event. The session tracking application also includes termination means adapted for terminating the associated interactive session upon a determination of a selected unload event and notification means adapted for notifying the associated web server to close out the interactive session.

Method for entering a password and computer program (therefor)

A method is provided for entering a password. The method includes: providing a display means which is coupled to a data processing means; displaying a timepiece with a first representation of a timepiece element on the display means, detecting a user input; and assigning an alphanumeric character of the password to the user input and the first representation of the timepiece element or a further representation of the timepiece element. In some instances, the first representation of the timepiece element is time dependent.

Hydraulic vehicle jack system

A hydraulic vehicle jack system that safely lifts vehicles without using the vehicle as a power source power source and without moving mechanical parts. The system comprises: (a) a hydraulic vehicle jack mounted to the chassis of a vehicle near one of its wheels; (b) a hydraulic pump system to provide pressurized fluid to the hydraulic vehicle jack; and (c) a control device to activate the hydraulic pump system. Also disclosed is a method for lifting a vehicle.

Automobile door handle

An automobile door handle mechanism has a door handle with a handle arm and a latch lever with a lever arm moved by the handle in an unlatch direction to unlatch a door. The handle arm and lever arm overlap in the unlatch direction to restrict movement of the latch lever in the unlatch direction without movement of the handle.

Identity verification

A method of verifying the identity of a user comprising: initiating (50) a sign-in request from a first computing device to an authentication server; receiving (58) an instruction from the authentication server to provide signature data from a second computing device; entering (64) signature data at the second computing device and sending the signature data to the authentication server; verifying (65) the signature data at the authentication server; notifying (66) the user that their identity has been verified on the basis of the data received from the second computing device.

Systems and methods for fixed form card to virtual card communication

System and methods for converting a fixed form card to a virtual card are disclosed herein. The system includes a virtual card manager and a user computing device communicatively coupled via a network. The virtual card manager may be configured to convert a fixed form card to a virtual card, and the user computing device may be configured to initiate a virtual card conversion request via a virtual card engine stored in mass storage and executable by a processor. As such, a stored value of the fixed form card may be transferred to the virtual card in a secure manner.

System and method for customer initiated payment transaction using customer's mobile device and card

A system for a customer initiated payment transaction includes a mobile device of a customer, a merchant including merchant information and payment information, a multi-payment gateway, and a network. The mobile device includes a digital wallet, on which a customer may register one or more of a plurality of payment methods. Payment methods include credit card, debit card, virtual cards, cryptocurrency, and loyalty points.

Security seal

A seal of the type includes a housing and a J- or U-shaped hasp, the housing having first and second openings to receive the legs of the hasp. The first opening communicating with a third opening of the housing to form a channel for a first leg of the hasp. A locking mechanism is provided within the housing which is biased to resist withdrawal of the first leg of the hasp through the first opening. The hasp being lockable within the housing such that it can only be removed by cutting of the first leg of the hasp. The legs of the hasp are substantially rigid and are connected together by a resilient hinge such that in a first, relaxed position the legs adopt a position in which they are not parallel, the legs being moveable to a second, parallel position against the resilient force of the hinge for insertion into the housing. The housing may be formed of a main body and a cover, the cover being sealed onto the body part, the cover having at least one protrusion which engages in a corresponding recess within the body part, and the protrusion having an aperture therethrough which in use receives one leg of the hasp.

Cognitive load driving assistant

In one embodiment, a cognitive load driving assistant increases driving safety based on cognitive loads. In operation, the cognitive load driving assistant computes a current cognitive load of a driver based on sensor data. If the current cognitive load exceeds a threshold cognitive load, then the cognitive load driving assistant modifies the driving environment to reduce the cognitive load required to perform the primary driving task and / secondary task(s), such as texting via a cellular phone. The cognitive load driving assistant may modify the driving environment indirectly via sensory feedback to the driver or directly through reducing the complexity of the primary driving task and / or secondary tasks. In particular, if the driver is exhibiting elevated cognitive loads typically associated with distracted driving, then the cognitive load driving assistant modifies the driving environment to allow the driver to devote appropriate mental resources to the primary driving task, thereby increasing driving safety.

Wick holder magnetic retention means

ActiveUS20060057526A1Increase safetyImprove materialCapillary burnersParaffin waxEngineering
The present invention relates to melting plate candles which employ heat conductive elements to distribute heat from a burning flame at a wick to a support plate for a solid fuel and to the body of said solid fuel, so as to more rapidly liquefy the solid fuel, such as paraffin wax, and to more uniformly and intensely heat such fuels to increase the efficiency of consumption thereof and to more rapidly release volatile materials contained within said fuels. The heat conductive support plate is configured so as to have a capillary pedestal upon the surface thereof, which magnetically engages a wick holder comprising a preferably consumable wick and heat conductive fins which conduct heat from a flame upon said wick to said support plate, said magnetic engagement of said wick holder preventing accidental removal thereof from said pedestal. The fuel may be provided in various forms, configured to cooperatively engage said wick holder and support plate, and may comprise various volatile materials. The capillary pedestal, in conjunction with the wick holder, causes rapid and complete flow of the liquefied fuel to said wick.

Geosecurity methods and devices using geotags derived from noisy location data from multiple sources

In a geo-security system, a device receives RF signals from multiple distinct classes of RF communication systems and extracts location-dependent signal parameters. A current geotag is computed from the parameters by fuzzy extractors involving quantization of the parameters and Reed-Solomon decoding to provide a reproducible unique geotag. The current geotag is compared with a stored geotag, and a geo-secured function of the device is executed based on the result of the comparison. The use of multiple signal sources of different types, combined with special fuzzy extractors provides a robust geotag that allows both lower false rejection rate and lower false acceptance rate.

Safety Rotary Operator Assembly

A rotary operator assembly (1A) includes a grip member (4), a spindle member (6A), and an operator body member (8). The spindle member (6A) is attached to the operator body member (8), being rotatable with respect to the operator body member (8) about an operative axis of rotation (A). The grip member (4) is movably coupled to the spindle member (6A) and the operator body member (8) and is translatable between a first translational position and a second translational position with respect to the operator body member (8). The grip member (4) and the operator body member (8) include cooperating means for blocking rotation of the grip member (4) with respect to the operator body member (8) about the operative axis of rotation in the first position and for allowing rotation of the grip member (4) with respect to the operator body member (8) about the operative axis of rotation in the second position from a first angular position to a second angular position. The grip member (4) is configured to operably couple with the spindle member (6A) in at least the second translational position, and the grip member (4) comprises at least one portion cooperating with at least one portion of the spindle member (6A) for preventing translation of the grip member (4) between the first translational position and the second translational position in the first angular position.

Method and device for recognizing unintended drive train responses of a motor vehicle having at least one drive unit

A method for recognizing unintended drive train responses of a motor vehicle includes at least one drive unit, in which at least one input variable of the motor vehicle and / or of the drive unit is input into the drive train, and at least one output variable is measured at the motor vehicle and / or the drive unit. In order to recognize an unintended drive train response early, the at least one input variable is supplied to a dynamic model which at least partially simulates the drive train of the motor vehicle, the dynamic model determining, based on the at least one input variable, at least one model output variable which is compared to the at least one measured output variable, and an unintended drive train response being deduced if there is a difference between the measured output variable and the model output variable.

Wind turbine maintenance system

A wind turbine monitoring system having a central monitoring device and one or more wind turbines. The central monitoring device is capable of receiving signals from one or more wind turbines. The wind turbines each include one or more cameras arranged and disposed to provide visual signals transmittable to the central monitoring device. The visual signals generated by the cameras provide sufficient information to the central monitoring device to determine whether maintenance to the wind turbine is required. A method for providing maintenance to a wind turbine is also disclosed.

System and method for information assurance based on thermal analysis techniques

Systems and methods for network security are disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention include a scalable, real-time solution to complement existing security systems and detect unusual activity. Embodiments of the present invention leverage the scale and complexity of networks and use the principles of statistical physics and thermodynamics to define thermal properties like entropy, temperature and energy for network states and changes in the properties as packets move through the network.
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