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Dan Asit, Ramaswami Rajiv, Sitaram Dinkar: Support for trusted software distribution. Ibm, December 17, 1997: EP0813132-A2 (110 worldwide citation)

A form of authentication is provided wherein a trusted third party signs a certificate to identify the author of a program and to secure its integrity. The program code is encapsulated or otherwise associated with the certificate and an access control list (ACL). The access control list describes th ...


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Kobayashi Takao, Kanaya Munehide, Usui Minoru, Hiraide Syouichi, Koshino Kazuo: Ink-jet recording apparatus for ink cartridge. Seiko Epson, December 17, 1997: EP0812693-A1 (88 worldwide citation)

An ink-jet recording apparatus comprises an ink-jet recording head (6) provided on a carriage (8) which is movable back and forth with respect to a recording medium, an ink cartridge (1) which supplies ink to the ink-jet recording head (6), printing control means (80) for outputting a drive signal t ...


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Kobayashi Shoei, Takeda Toru, Yamagami Tamotsu, Masuda Shozo: Recording and reproduction apparatus and method, and disk. Sony, December 17, 1997: EP0813198-A2 (77 worldwide citation)

Thermal stress is prevented from accumulating on a disk recording medium (1). Data to be recorded is divided into 32-kilobyte clusters, and a front link area and a back link area, whose lengths are randomly changed, formed of a total of 8 frames are added before and after the clusters. Then, the dat ...


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Ichimura Gen, Suzuki Tadao: Recording medium having digital copy management data recorded thereon, and recording and/or reproducing apparatus in which reproduction or recording operation is controlled on the basis of the digital copy management data. Sony, December 17, 1997: EP0813194-A2 (75 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention, copy management data for managing allowance or unallowance (i.e. prohibition) of copies on a recording medium are recorded, and a time restriction condition, an area limiting condition, a condition for restricting a copy mode, etc. are managed on the basis of the ...


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Anand Rangachari, Islam Nayeem, Rao Josyula Ramachandra: A uniform mechanism for using signed content. Ibm, December 17, 1997: EP0813133-A2 (71 worldwide citation)

A scheme for downloading signed content onto a machine by a delivery mechanism (such as floppy diskettes and the Internet) is described. While there are no restrictions on the nature of the contents, the signature on the content describes the security credentials of the creator, the resource require ...


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Apte Jitendra: A mechanism for enabling secure electronic transactions on the open internet. At & T, December 17, 1997: EP0813325-A2 (64 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for performing a transaction that is initiated over an open communication network between a user and a remotely located server. The open communication network may be the Internet, for example. In accordance with one embodiment of the method, a transaction identification number i ...


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Nakamura Shigeyoshi, Nou Hiroshi, Semba Satoshi, Mikami Tomohisa: Method of driving piezoelectric type ink jet head. Fujitsu, December 17, 1997: EP0812689-A1 (57 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method of driving a piezo-electric type ink jet head for jetting inks out of a nozzle by making use of a distortion of a piezo-electric element. The driving method includes a first step of driving the piezo-electric element so that a meniscus of inks is receded from an initial positio ...


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Weiser Mark D, Mackinlay Jock D: One button searching of long lists. Xerox, December 17, 1997: EP0813138-A1 (53 worldwide citation)

A method for one button searching long lists is initiated by depressing a first search button to initiate a first mode scrolling search of a plurality of list members ordered in a list. Each list member is sequentially displayed on a small display, with the display typically being a handheld device ...


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Melnik George A: Method for initializing a wireless, packet-hopping network. Philips Electronics, December 17, 1997: EP0812502-A1 (49 worldwide citation)

A method for automatically initializing a wireless, packet-hopping network, such as a building system control network which is used to control the operation of a building system, such as a lighting, security, and/or HVAC system. In accordance with this initialization method, each node in the network ...


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Nielsen Jakob: Method and apparatus for identifying and discarding junk electronic mail. Sun Microsystems, December 17, 1997: EP0813162-A2 (46 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, methods, systems and computer program products are disclosed to provide electronic mail systems with the capability for a group of trusted users to collectively determine whether a given electronic mail message is junk e-mail. Further, if the given electronic mail message is determined to ...