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Interactive intelligent video information system
Method and apparatus for providing customers of hospitality facilities with the ability to access a variety of amenities and to interact with a video system in...
A method of embedding auxiliary information into a set of host data, such as a photograph, television signal, facsimile transmission, or identification card. All...
Apparatus for transmitting and backing up video data or image data
A video data transmission arrangement writes video data processed for transmission into a detachable data card. The video data stored in the data card is...
Computerized monitoring management system for load carrying vehicle
A computerized monitoring system is provided for sensing, displaying and storing a plurality of vehicle parameters for determining efficiency and to provide a...
Card processor with interlocked processing function
To provide a card processor capable of easily and quickly executing business processing by establishing an automated system that continuously executes related...
Folding data communication device
It is a folding data communication device having a structure where a slot insertion section (2) to be inserted into an expansion slot of an information...
Method and apparatus for utilizing a token for resource access
A method and apparatus for utilizing a token which is preferably a "dumb token" to provide secure access by authorized users to a selected resource. The token...
Packaged strain actuator
A modular actuator assembly includes one or more plates or elements of electro-active material bonded to an electroded sheet, preferably by a structural polymer...
Method and apparatus for cashless bartop gaming system operation
A bartop gaming system comprising a plurality of player stations interconnected to a table server which is connected to a modem provides players with a cashless...
Method and apparatus for an adapter card providing conditional access in
a communication system
A method and apparatus for an adapter card, for use in a computer, to provide conditional access by the computer to incoming data streams while maintaining the...
Automated interactive bill payment system
Method and apparatus for processing payment transactions using debit card numbers without the requirement of a personal identification number (PIN) is disclosed....
Non-contacting RF-ID card for wide voltage range input
A battery-free non-contacting information card of a relatively simple arrangement which prevents an IC chip or the like from being destroyed by an excess...
Method and apparatus for generating gift certificates
An electronic gift certificate dispenser device for printing and dispensing a gift certificate purchased by a credit card. A consumer approaches the device and...
Cash alternative transaction system
Applicant's invention includes a cash-alternative transaction processing system and associated methods based on the use of coin cards, purchase point coin card...
PC with telephony exchange function
A key telephone system (KTS) or a telephone private branch exchange (PBX) card is integrated into a personal computer to provide telephone system features. The...
Anti-fraud credit card dispatch system
An anti-fraud system for the dispatch of credit cards to customers, rendering the new card useless to anyone other than the intended customer. Validation of the...
Computer mainframe signal monitoring system
A computer mainframe signal monitoring system connected to the mainframe of computer to monitor its signals, including a main control circuit, a data catching...
Process for protecting components of smart or chip cards from fraudulent
Process for protecting components of smart cards from fraudulent use, wherein the component is locked as long as an unlock order formed by a secret key has not...
Process for the hydrogenation of sugars
The sugar alcohols mentioned as title compounds can be prepared from the corresponding sugars by catalytic hydrogenation in aqueous solution with hydrogen, the...
Apparatus and method for automatically processing dried blood spots in
An apparatus and method for automatically identifying, handling, tracking, and processing dried blood samples in HIV-1 testing are disclosed. Dried blood samples...
Method and system for processing DOS information within a digital still
A digital camera which captures images and converts the images to a digital form. The digital form of the images is compressed and written into a memory card...
Probe system and probe method
A probe system tests the electrical characteristics of chips arranged in a matrix on a semiconductor wafer. An XYZ stage movable in the directions of ...
Method of fabricating a wafer probe card for testing an integrated
One or two, or more, additional conductive layers, separated from one another (if two or more) and separated from a patterned (signal) conductive layer are...
Method and apparatus for exchanging information with subscriber cards
used in article vending machines
A coin checker and card reader for use with a vending machine includes a housing having a coin slot and a separate card slot which merge into a chute that...
Hi-jack hinged connection adapter for input/output cards
A hinged adapter provides for the connection of input/output (I/O) cards to a communication connector, such as an RJ-type connector for example, for data...
Golf score booklet and processes related thereto
A golf score booklet is provided. The booklet has a plurality of pages bound at a center line and graphically depicting the holes of a golf course. The booklet...
Card storage medium having a multi-application support function
A card storage medium accessible from several applications simultaneously has a storage unit, a communication control unit and a file access control unit. The...
Portable device for the functional linking of a chip card with a central
Portable chip-card readers enabling a remote link to be set up with a central processing unit. It consists in providing, in a pack, for at least two different...
Sample containment card for air or station contamination monitoring
system and process
A tracking and identification card for an air filter specimen, the card having a sheet-like base with a substantially flat support surface for supporting the...
Trading card with iridescent substrate
An iridescent sign and its method of manufacture requires a transparent substrate having a design printed thereon using a four-color process. A transparent film,...
Card receiving and ejecting device
A card receiving/ejecting device having an excellent operability and free from malfunction. First and second card receiving/ejecting units are vertically...
System and method for producing a bleached cotton, nonwoven web
A continuous textile processing system and method are disclosed for producing a non-woven web containing bleached cotton fibers in a single line system which...
Data communication apparatus and method having concurrent image overlay
An integrated data communication card installed in an ISA bus slot of a multimedia personal computer capable of performing communication and overlay functions...
Hand held data collector and analyzer system
A hand held data collector and analyzer achieves superior stability, accuracy and reliability through the use of a fixed frequency anti-aliasing filter and two...
Combined PC/104 and satellite positioning system
Apparatus for determining the present location of, or time of observation by, an observer in the vicinity of the Earth's surface. The apparatus provides a...
Blackjack scanner apparatus and method
A module for announcing when a dealer has blackjack without exposing the face of the dealer's down-card. The module scans a character from the dealer's face-down...
Real-time multi-user game communication system using existing cable
A complete multi-user game playing environment is described which provides game playing services to cable television subscribers over existing cable networks. A...
Surround sound system for general purpose computer using dual sound cards
A stereo computer system with resources to produce and record surround sound channels. Such surround sound channels are played or recorded using an audio card...
Electronic card with printed circuit board as outer surface
A removable card for use with an electronic device for processing information. The removable card contains a base and a circuit board. The base include a first...
Mapless GPS navigation system in vehicle entertainment system
A navigation system is provided for offering navigational assistance to a mobile user. The navigation system receives GPS position information signals which are...
Process for generating DSA signatures with low-cost portable apparatuses
The invention relates to a process for generating digital signatures from portable apparatuses (A1, A2, . . . Ai . . . An) of the microprocessor-based card type,...
Mobile phone with internal call accounting controls
A mobile telephone programming and accounting system that includes an integrated hardware system interlinking a telephone unit, a telephone interlink receiver,...
Portable computer having a data card reader apparatus associated
The present invention provides a personal computer comprising a main chassis having an exterior wall forming, in part, an interior portion of the personal...
Non-contact IC card and non-contact IC card reader/writer
A non-contact IC card or a non-contact IC card reader/writer has an antenna for receiving a signal transmitted from the reader/writer or the IC card, a receiver...
Camera capable of selecting compression ratio efficiency
The still camera includes: an imaging section which forms an image of an object to be photographed and outputs analog image data; an A/D conversion section which...
Method for tamper-proof identification using photorefractive crystals
A method and apparatus for document verification exploits a temporally variable physical process to generate a reproducible effect that cannot be copied. A...
Process for lofty battings
Lofty battings are prepared by a process involving carding to make one or more webs of fibers, preferably using a blend of mechanically-crimped filling fibers...
Method and device for finishing thick carded fleeces
A method wherein a thin card web which contains meltable synthetic fibers as well as natural fibers is processed into a thicker web of fleece. The synthetic...
System for producing a bleached cotton, nonwoven web
A continuous textile processing system and method are disclosed for producing a nonwoven web containing bleached cotton fibers in a single line system which...
Apparatus and method for preventing unauthorized access to a system
Apparatus and methods for preventing access to a telephone service by unauthorized users employ an access code preferably having a fixed component which...