Konica Minolta Laboratory USA Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 17 -- Konica Minolta Laboratory USA, San Mateo, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,508,782) developed by Shaun Pinney, Fremont, Calif., for a "method of securing printers against malicious software."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for securing a computer device against malicious code, the method including the steps of: executing a computer program on the computer device, the computer device having a central processing unit, which carries out instructions of the computer program, and wherein at least a portion of the computer program is executed by one or more tasks, each of the one or more tasks having a task stack associated therewith; and managing the central processing unit such that the central processing unit does not execute machine code from the task stacks associated with each of the one or more task so as to secure the computer device against malicious code from the task stack."
The patent application was filed on Dec. 23, 2010 (12/977,576). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,508,782.PN.&OS=PN/8,508,782&RS=PN/8,508,782
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.
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