Patents by Inventor Forrest A. Hannan

Forrest A. Hannan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4801107
    Abstract: A conventional reel brake in a video cassette is modified so that it will not function to release the brake when the cassette is placed in a cassette player unless a disabling device in the cassette is first unlocked or reset by external means. Further, when the cassette is unlocked and allowed to be played, it is once more disabled when the cassette is removed from the player. Thus, the cassette must be once more reset or unlocked before it can be played again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Assignee: Sotar, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale A. Dixon, Forrest Hannan
  • Patent number: 4771462
    Abstract: There is provided herein an apparatus and method of encryption/decryption which incorporates a microprocessor into security devices. A first such device is connected to the communication port of the accessing remote terminal, and a second such security device is connected to the communication port of the computer to which access is sought. This microprocessor is programmed to encode and decode all signals directed through the communication port of the computer terminal.The system incorporates a programmed ROM associated with the sending computer terminal containing tables of characters and a programmed ROM associated with the receiving computer terminal containing a complementary image of the tables programmed into the sending station. When data is transmitted by the sending computer terminal it is processed by the sending encryption device. The character code that is generated by the remote terminal is used as an address to access the ROM of the sending encryption device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Inventors: Forrest A. Hannan, Dale A. Dixon, Linda L. Ostrander