No assignee for patent application serial number 731867 has been made.
News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention relates to dual operating system architectures, and in particular, relates to techniques for sharing encryption settings in dual operating systems.
"Portable electronic devices, such as notebook computers and smartphones, have become indispensable for modern day humans.
"Conventionally, the operating system of the electronic devices which is mostly used is the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS). Nowadays, however, the Android OS, which is based on a Linux operating system, is also popularly used. The two operating systems perform differently with different operations. In order to take advantage of both of the operating systems, some designs integrate the two operating systems into a single one electronic device. In some designs, the electronic device has only one CPU that processes instructions for dual operating systems, while in some other designs, separate CPUs are respectively in charge of one of the operating systems. Generally, in a dual operating system architecture, only one of the operating systems will be in operation while the other will stay in a sleep state at the same time. In the manner, the dual operating systems can share resources with each other and unnecessary conflicts may be prevented
"To ensure the security of information, encrypting and decrypting sensitive information by entering an account name and a password is common. However, in the prior art, each of the dual operating systems respectively asks the user to encrypt and decrypt same objects. When a user inadvertently uses different encryption settings in different operating systems for encrypting a same object, the probability that the user will enter a wrong account name and password, significantly increases, which causes inconvenience for the user."
As a supplement to the background information on this patent application, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "The present invention provides a method for sharing encryption settings in dual operating systems. The method comprises: activating and operating a first operating system; receiving system encryption settings from a user by the first operating system; recording a system encryption status value of the system encryption settings; switching to and activating a second operating system; checking whether a system encryption status value has been set when the second operating system attempts to enter a power saving mode; when the system encryption status value has been set, temporarily switching to the first operating system and enabling the second operating system to enter the power saving mode; receiving a decryption input from the user by the first operating system; if the decryption input matches the system encryption settings, switching from the first operating system to the second operating system and awaking the second operating system.
"The present invention provides an electronic device. The electronic device comprises: a first operating system, for receiving system encryption settings from a user; a second operating system; a first synchronization manager, operating under the first operating system; a second synchronization manager, operating under the second operating system; a transmission interface, coupled between the first synchronization manager and the second synchronization manager, for transmitting a notification message between the first synchronization manager and the second synchronization manager for switching between the first operating system and the second operating system; and a controller, coupled to the first synchronization manager, the second synchronization manager and at least one peripheral device, for: storing a system encryption status value produced when the first operating system performs the system encryption settings, and after the first operating system activates and switches to the second operating system and at the time when the second operating system attempts to enter a power saving mode and when detecting that the system encryption status value has been set, switching to the first operating system to perform a encryption/decryption comparison, and then switching from the first operating system back to the second operating system and awaking the second operating system. A detailed description is given in the following embodiments with reference to the accompanying drawings.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
"The present invention can be more fully understood by reading the subsequent detailed description and examples with references made to the accompanying drawings, wherein:
"FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram of an electronic device which operates dual operating system architecture according to an embodiment of the present invention.
"FIG. 2 is a flow chart of the method for sharing encryption settings in dual operating systems according to the first embodiment of the present invention."
For additional information on this patent application, see: Ting, Tung-Sheng. Electronic Devices and Methods for Sharing Encryption Settings in Dual Operating Systems. U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 731867, filed
Keywords for this news article include: Patents, Information Technology, Information and Data Encoding and Encryption.
Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2013, NewsRx LLC
Most Popular Stories
- AIG to Create 230 Jobs in Charlotte
- Bipartisan Negotiators Reach Modest Budget Agreement
- Russia Says Nyet to Canada North Pole Claim
- Justin Bieber Visits Typhoon Victims, Plays Concert
- Senate Dems Move Forward With Obama Nominees
- Obama Nominee Confirmed for D.C. Appeals Court
- New Obama Aide to Focus on Climate Change
- MasterCard to Split Shares, Raise Dividend
- GOP, Dems Strain to Unearth a Modest Budget Pact
- 15 Myths That Could Ruin Your Hispanic Ad Campaign