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Processing module operating methods, processing modules, and communications systems

United States Patent

8,831,220
September 9, 2014
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A processing module operating method includes using a processing module physically connected to a wireless communications device, requesting that the wireless communications device retrieve encrypted code from a web site and receiving the encrypted code from the wireless communications device. The wireless communications device is unable to decrypt the encrypted code. The method further includes using the processing module, decrypting the encrypted code, executing the decrypted code, and preventing the wireless communications device from accessing the decrypted code. Another processing module operating method includes using a processing module physically connected to a host device, executing an application within the processing module, allowing the application to exchange user interaction data communicated using a user interface of the host device with the host device, and allowing the application to use the host device as a communications device for exchanging information with a remote device distinct from the host device.
McCown; Steven Harvey (Rigby, ID), Derr; Kurt W. (Idaho Falls, ID), Moore; Troy (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 948,272
20090141896
November 30, 2007
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-05-ID14517 between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.