Patents Assigned to Cii/Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
  • Patent number: 4910773
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for dispatching at least one predetermined secret key, in order to make the implementation of a provision of service secure, characterized in that it comprises transmitting a predetermined implementation key in encoded form from a security module (MSCl) having a predetermined rank to a security module (MSTl) or card (U) of a rank lower than the predetermined rank, this encoding comprises using an encoding algorithm and introducing the predetermined implementation key, as well as least one diversified key, this diversified key, necessary for the encoding, being obtained by a diversification algorithm by introducing both a basic key of this diversified key and diversification data originating from the module of lower rank, the predetermined encoded implementation key being decoded by the use, in a module of lower rank than the predetermined rank, of a decoding algorithm which is the inverse of the encoding algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: CII Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Michel Hazard, Jean-Michel Desjardins, Francois Chemin
  • Patent number: 4849929
    Abstract: A method of recording numerical information in a plurality of disk units, in which the bits of each word of numerical information are transmitted simultaneously, each bit being allocated to a unit associated with the weight of that bit in that word, and a memory system for implementing the method, including a main controller (2) provided with a selector enabling the distribution and synchronization of the information signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Cii Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Claude Timsit
  • Patent number: 4763215
    Abstract: A device and method for writing data on a magnetic medium (SMI) are disclosed for use in connection with a recording layer (CMI1) made from an anisotropic material having the axis of easy magnetization perpendicular to its surface and which moves past at least one magnetic writing transducer (TMI). According to the invention, this device is characterized by the fact that the transducer comprises two adjoining writing poles (PEI1, PEI2) having opposite polarities and supplying simultaneously, in a direction (Oz) parallel to the surface of the layer and perpendicular to the base material's direction of motion, magnetic writing fields (Hy) which are normal to the surface of the layer with opposite polarity. The device is particularly applicable for writing data on a magnetic disc adapted for opto-electronic readout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Assignee: CII-Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Catherine Gueugnon, Jacques Desserre, Pierre Bernstein
  • Patent number: 4683553
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for protecting software delivered to a user by a supplier. The method amounts to rendering the programs non-executable in the state in which they have been delivered to the users. With each program (P.sub.i) there is associated a validation key defined via a main validation key (V.sub.i) delivered by the supplier and recorded in a storage area (M) of the user's machine (1), and via a supplementary key (V'.sub.i) computed on the lever of a card (C) issued to the user via a secret code (S) and via arguments (b.sub.i) that identify each program (P.sub.i) and are recorded in a storage area (M1) of the card (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Assignee: Cii Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Jean Mollier
  • Patent number: 4666789
    Abstract: A multilayer magnetic recording medium including at least one magnetic layer (CMOI) formed of an alloy including one of the group of heavy rare earths and a metal of the group of the first series of transition metals surrounded by at least two dielectric layers.According to the invention, the magnetic medium is characterized in that it includes means for preventing the diminution of the number of atoms of rare earth participating in the magnetism of the magnetic layer disposed on both sides of the magnetic layer.Applicable to magnetooptic disks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: Cii Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Catherine Gueugnon, Pierre Bernstein
  • Patent number: 4657416
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printing apparatus of the type which transfers an image without impact. This apparatus includes a flexible recording tape (20), a printing block (28) which is displaced along the tape so as to record latent images onto it and deposit a powdered developer onto these images, the developer thus forming these images in powder. A press cylinder (53) enables the tape (20) to be pressed onto a print carrier (11), which assures the transfer of the powder images onto this carrier. The invention is applicable to the printing of data in a data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: Cii Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Jean Magnenet
  • Patent number: 4656474
    Abstract: A process and a device for authenticating the signature of a signed message includes a nominal signature card (1a) coupled to a transmitting device 1 which sends signed messages. The card (1a) includes at least one memory (5) in which there are secretly prerecorded at least one secret key (S) and one program (P) which automatically processes the signature of a message (M), as well as circuits (6) for computing the signature (SG). A control card (3b), which is not nominal, is coupled to a device (3) for receiving signed messages. The card (3b) includes at least one memory in which there are secretly prerecorded at least the secret key (S) and the program (P) for recomputing via processing circuits (15) the signature (SG) of the received message (M).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Assignee: Compagnie Internationale pour l'Informatique Cii-Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Jean H. Mollier, Charles J. Saada
  • Patent number: 4656342
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for authorizing the holder of a portable object such as a card to gain access with this card to at least one service provided by at least one authorizing entity. According to the invention, the method enables the holder of a card C to become authorized to have access to a particular service by causing an authorizing datum to be written on his card C by an authorizing system T, causing the calculation by both the card C and the system of a result taking into account at least one secret datum S, comparing in a comparator CC of the card the results calculated, and validating the authorizing datum if the results are identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Assignee: Cii Honeywell Bull(Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Michel Ugon
  • Patent number: 4646108
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printing method and to a magnetic printing machine, which makes it possible to obtain images in at least two colors on a printing medium. A magnetic recording device (13) is arranged such that when it is excited by pulses it forms magnetized points on the drum (10). The points comprising elementary magnetic domains having magnetizations in different directions. The machine further includes developer applicators (40, 42), retouching devices (41, 43) and a transfer post (45), where the developers deposited onto the drum (10) are transferred onto a strip of paper (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Cii Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Christophe Guerin
  • Patent number: 4646192
    Abstract: A disc of a magnetic disc cartridge is braked while the cartridge is outside of a receptacle of a magnetic disc memory unit by a radially extending leaf spring mounted on a wall of the cartridge so it has a free end engaging an aperture in a drive platter. The drive platter has an aperture that is engaged by a drive post of a drive disc connected to the memory drive shaft while the cartridge is inserted in the receptacle. The leaf spring is positioned so that the free end thereof is lifted out of the aperture by a post fixedly mounted on the memory unit to release the brake member while the cartridge is in place in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: CII-Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Jacques Droux, Albert Langrenne
  • Patent number: 4633450
    Abstract: Optical apparatus (DISFOCI1 to DISFOCI4) for focusing a beam of light for reading of a data medium moving past it, comprising, a main body (CPLI1 to CPLI4) disposed to fly above the data medium and at least one optical device (OPFOCI1, OPFOCI2, OPFOCI3, OPFOCI4, OPFOCI5) for focusing of the beam, the optical device being located such that its distance in relation to said medium remains constant. The optical device is placed on the main body and is integral with the movement thereof. The apparatus is adpated for optical reading of magnetic optical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: Cii Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Catherine Gueugnon
  • Patent number: 4622615
    Abstract: A transducer for writing data on a magnetic carrier includes a magnetic circuit having a writing pole piece (PPI.sub.2), realized in thin magnetic layers of anisotropic magnetic material. A conductor (CMPI) for controlling the writing is coupled magnetically with the pole piece and acts upon the pole piece for writing a datum by reversing the magnetization. A second control is magnetically coupled with the pole piece (PPI.sub.2), but does not act upon the pole piece except in the case of non-writing by diminishing the effective action of the conductor control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Assignee: Cii Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Jacques Desserre
  • Patent number: 4611869
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus for clamping superimposed conductive elements (11, 13) disposed in aligned groups by means of a clip device (22, 23) such that an integrated circuit device may be removably connected to a printed circuit card with a predetermined force being applied uniformly across all the superimposed elements. In accordance with the invention, at least one of the clips (22, 23), in the free state, has a cambered form, equivalent to the elastic deformation of an initially straight beam of uniform section and of the same length mounted on two simple supports spaced this length and uniformly charged over this length.The invention is primarily used for the electrical interconnection of integrated circuit devices to printed circuit cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Compagnie Internationale pour l'Informatique Cii Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Jean Bonnefoy
  • Patent number: 4610527
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for developing latent magnetic images used for example in magnetic printing machines. This apparatus includes a retouching device (20) comprising, first, a transport roller (27) which is displaced in the direction opposite that of the magnetic recording surface (13) in proximity with which it is placed and, second, a magnet (31) disposed in the interior of the roller (27) in such a manner that facing this surface it has a pole (32) the polarity of which is opposite that of the magnetized zones (14) of this surface, the magnetic axis (N'S') of this magnet being inclined in the opposite direction from that of the displacement of the surface (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Assignee: Cii Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Bernard Cherbuy, Jean Magnenet
  • Patent number: 4591945
    Abstract: An insulative data carrier of the credit card type having a protective device that protects electronic circuits, such as integrated circuits (3a, 3b), incorporated therein against electrostatic charges, said electronic circuits being mounted on an auxiliary electrically insulating carrier element (2, 4) disposed within a recess in an insulative carrier and having fixed input/output contacts (5) connected by an interconnecting net (6, 7) to input/output terminals (8) mounted on said auxiliary carrier element (4). The terminals (8) are accessible from the outside and are concentrated in at least one zone of the carrier element (4). At least one metal ring (20) carried by said carrier element (4) is mounted so as to circle said input/output terminals (8) concentrated in said zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Compagnie Internationale pour l'Informatique CII-Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Michel Ugon
  • Patent number: 4590555
    Abstract: Applicant processes to be performed on several processors in a data processing system are synchronized and allocated. The data processing system includes plural processors, each of which derives a control signal indicating that an event has occurred which requires a change in the status of the system, as well as registers for storing signals indicative of a process being executed by the processor. A memory common to the processors is selectively coupled to the processors via a bus. A circuit connected to the memory, the bus and selectively coupled to the processors selectively couples signals between a selected processor and the memory via the bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Assignee: Compagnie Internationale pour l'Informatique Cii-Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Jean-Marie Bourrez
  • Patent number: 4566105
    Abstract: Transmission errors in an interlaced Reed-Solomon cyclically coded binary message are detected and corrected. The message is coded and decoded by a system including several serially connected shift register assemblies. The first register of the first assembly receives the message data. The number of register assemblies equals the degree of a polynomial that controls the code. The number of registers in each assembly equals the interlacing depth of the code. Feedforward circuits between the register assemblies include matrices for obtaining the coefficients of the polynomial of the cyclic code. These coefficients are obtained based on the prime elements of a Galois group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1986
    Assignee: Cii Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Andre Oisel, Abdelhamid Boulenouar, Denise Le Gleau
  • Patent number: 4556958
    Abstract: Each section includes a data processing unit (1) provided with circuitry (7) for transmitting processed data to the other station, as well as circuitry (7) and (2) for reception of the data processed by the other station. The transmission occurs between the stations via only one connection 1.sub.3, plus a return connection such as 1.sub.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1985
    Assignee: Compagnie International pour l'Informatique Cii-Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Michel Ugon
  • Patent number: 4549075
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a process for certifying the origin of at least one item of information stored in the memory of a first electronic device such as a portable card and transmitted to a second electronic device such as a portable card, and a system for implementing said process. An individual A controls a card C.sub.A which has a memory M.sub.A that contains an item of information I.sub.A specific to the individual A. An individual B controls a card C.sub.B which has a memory M.sub.B that contains an item of information I.sub.B specific to individual B. In order for individual B, who receives the information I.sub.A, to be certain of the origin of this information I.sub.A, each of the two cards C.sub.A and C.sub.B calculates a result R related to the information I.sub.A, to a secret set (S) shared by the two cards, to a random number (E.sub.B) supplied by individual B, and to a parameter J which, in turn, is related to the two items of information (I.sub.A, I.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Cii Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Charles Saada, Jean Mollier
  • Patent number: 4544833
    Abstract: Process and device for authenticating or certifying at least one item of information contained in a memory of a portable electronic carrier, such as a credit card. To certify an item of information (I) recorded in a memory (M) of a card (C), the process consists in causing processing circuits (TC) of the card (C) to execute a program (P) which takes into account the address of the information (I) in the memory (M). The address is communicated to the card (C) externally. The execution of the program (P) leads to a result (R) which is compared with a result (R') calculated in identical fashion by a transaction apparatus (l) to which the card (C) is connected, agreement between the results establishing the authentication of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: CII Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Michel Ugon