Patents by Inventor Robert K. Yoneda

Robert K. Yoneda 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: 5237610
    Abstract: A decoder for descrambling encoded satellite transmissions comprises an internal security module and a resplaceable security module. The program signal is scrambled with a key and then the key itself is twice-encrypted and multiplexed with the scrambled program signal. The key is first encrypted with a first secret serial number (SSN.sub.1) which is assigned to a given replaceable security module. The key is then encrypted with a second secret serial number (SSN.sub.2) which is assigned to a given decoder. The decoder performs a first key decryption using the second secret serial number (SSN.sub.2) stored within the decoder. The partially decrypted key is then further decrypted by the replaceable security module using the first secret serial number (SSN.sub.1) stored within the replaceable security module. The decoder then descrambles the program using the twice-decrypted key. The replaceable security module can be replaced, allowing the security system to be upgraded or changed following a system breach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Gammie, Robert K. Yoneda, Arthur Woo, Wayne Sheldrick