Patents Assigned to Unisys Corporation
  • Publication number: 20170208038
    Abstract: Methods and systems for securing communications with an enterprise from a remote computing system are disclosed. One method includes initiating a secured connection with a VPN appliance associated with an enterprise using service credentials maintained in a secure applet installed on a remote computing device, and initiating communication with an authentication server within an enterprise via the secured connection. The method also includes receiving specific credentials from the authentication server, terminating the secured connection with the VPN appliance, and initiating a second secured connection with the VPN appliance using the specific credentials, the specific credentials providing access to one or more computing devices within the enterprise being within a same community of interest as the remote computing device and obfuscating one or more other computing systems within the enterprise excluded from the community of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Ted Hinaman, Steven J. Rajcan, Matthew Mohr, William Gunn, Sarah K. Inforzato, Robert A. Johnson, Gregory J. Small, David S. Dodgson
  • Publication number: 20170199701
    Abstract: A server system may be configured to access a first contiguous portion of memory for a first activity of a plurality of activities, and to transfer data associated with the first activity into the first contiguous portion of memory. The first contiguous portion of memory may be placed in a memory repository to make the first contiguous portion of memory available for access by at least a second activity of the plurality of activities, and an identifier may be assigned to the first contiguous portion of memory placed in the memory repository. The server system may also be configured to access the first contiguous portion of memory for the second activity, and to transfer the data associated with the first activity from the first contiguous portion of memory to memory specifically associated with the second activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Kujawa, Brian L. McElmurry, Joseph P. Peterson, Jerome G. Strobeck, Sandra G. Wierdsma
  • Publication number: 20170195170
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically configuring a network switch for monitoring are disclosed. Embodiments may include receiving an IP address associated with a network switch. Embodiments may also include probing the network switch based, at least in part, on the received IP address to obtain first information regarding the network switch, wherein the first information includes at least one of a vendor of the network switch, a model of the network switch, and a firmware version of the network switch. Embodiments may further include configuring the processor to monitor the network switch based on processing of the first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Peters, Robert L. Bergerson, Jason C. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9686220
    Abstract: Non-automated read-and-reply console messages may be automated. These messages may be classified into impact groups in which the messages may be removed from the database or sent to an automation analyzer for analysis. As more messages become automated, a debugging mode may be enabled to allow an operator to respond to a message with a proposed action. If the proposed action is aligned with an action predetermined in response to the automation analysis, the operator may be allowed to respond to future actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: James R Malnati, John Troini, Robert Jamieson
  • Patent number: 9684545
    Abstract: Systems and methods for continuous computing are disclosed. One such system includes a plurality of communicatively interconnected computing systems, and a workload including a plurality of tasks executing on a first computing system of the plurality of communicatively interconnected computing systems. The system includes a task management system executing on at least one of the plurality of communicatively interconnected computing systems, the task management component configured to encapsulate a task of the plurality of tasks with a current system state of the first computing system, wherein encapsulating the task includes associating metadata defining an association between the task and resources of the first computing system. The task management system is configured to transfer the encapsulated task to a second computing system among the plurality of communicatively interconnected computing systems for execution, the metadata used to associate the task with resources of a second computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Ward Beale
  • Publication number: 20170169225
    Abstract: Methods and systems for switching between multiple languages of a remote desktop client operating on a secure boot device are disclosed. A method includes initiating an operating system from the secure boot device and receiving credentials including a user identification and a password. The method also includes booting, from the secure boot device, the operating system in a first language and receiving a selection of a second language different from the first language within a user interface of the operating system. The method further includes performing a desktop reset to execute the operating system in the second language.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Steven L. Rajcan, Matthew Mohr, Jim Trocki, Mark K. Vallevand
  • Publication number: 20170169226
    Abstract: Methods and systems for switching between multiple languages of a remote desktop client operating on a secure boot device are disclosed. A method includes initiating an operating system from the secure boot device and receiving credentials including a user identification and a password. The method also includes booting, from the secure boot device, the operating system in a first language and receiving a selection of a second language different from the first language within a user interface of the operating system. The method further includes performing a desktop reset to execute the operating system in the second language.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: STEVEN L. RAJCAN, MATTHEW MOHR, JIM TROCKI, MARK K. VALLEVAND
  • Publication number: 20170169227
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operating a remote desktop client from a computing system hosting a secure boot device. In some embodiments, a method comprises initiating execution of an operating system from the computing system hosting the secure boot device, the computing system communicatively connected within a secure enterprise network, the computing system being untrusted within the secure enterprise network and based on verification of received authentication credentials, booting an operating system from the secure boot device and establishing a secure communication tunnel with a service appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: STEVEN L. RAJCAN, MATTHEW MOHR, JIM TROCKI, MARK K. VALLEVAND
  • Patent number: 9678744
    Abstract: Automation scripts may be examined and compared to a set of new or changed operating system messages to identify potential issues with the automation script that occur with updates to the operating system. When the issue is identified, the reference in the automation script may be updated to refer to the changed operating system message. Further, the reference in the automation script may be modified to address other changes in the system messages, such as changes in information and/or parameters reported in the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Malnati, Robert J Jamieson, Melanie A Wolbeck, Elizabeth F Roush
  • Publication number: 20170161210
    Abstract: A SCD includes a processor configured to establish operating functions of the SCD. The SCD further includes a computer-readable medium including a setup volume and a storage volume. The setup volume is configured to store information that is decrypted. The storage volume is configured to store information that is encrypted. The setup volume includes instructions that establish at least one authentication process. The encrypted information stored in the storage volume is decrypted after completing the at least one authentication process. The SCD further includes a universal serial bus (USB) connector configured to transmit information stored in the computer-readable medium to a host or a user. The SCD further includes a battery that powers the SCD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Binder, David A. Kershner
  • Patent number: 9672058
    Abstract: A reduced service partition system and method for a host computing device having a host processor and system resources including memory divided into most privileged system memory and less privileged user memory. The system includes a virtualization boot application that operates in the less privileged user memory and divides the host computing device into a resource management partition, at least one virtual service partition and at least one virtual guest partition. The virtual guest partition provides a virtualization environment for at least one guest operating system. The virtual service partition provides a virtualization environment for the basic operations of the virtualization system. The resource management partition maintains a resource database for use in managing the use of the host processor and the system resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J Sliwa, John A Landis, Michael DiDomenico, Brittney Birchett
  • Publication number: 20170154396
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for embedding a data message in a carrier object using steganography. The method provides a secret key and determines an indicator channel from a plurality of color channels in the carrier object, wherein the indicator channel is the color channel in the carrier object that has a maximum number of different pixel values in the carrier object. The method generates a sorted indicator channel value array based on the channel values and the frequency of occurrence of each value of the indicator channel in the carrier object. For each indicator channel value in the sorted indicator channel value array, the method iterates through the carrier object to determine the pixel in the carrier object whose indicator channel value is the same as the current indicator channel value in the sorted indicator channel value array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Anand Ankit, Rajnish Chandra
  • Publication number: 20170153771
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adaptive control and annotation GUI that simplifies user interfaces for activating a plurality of user input options, reduces data entry labor overhead, and improves the ability of the computer to display information and interact with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventor: Roy Chu
  • Patent number: 9667573
    Abstract: Non-automated read-and-reply console messages may be automated. These messages may be classified into impact groups in which the messages may be removed from the database or sent to an automation analyzer for analysis. As more messages become automated, a debugging mode may be enabled to allow an operator to respond to a message with a proposed action. If the proposed action is aligned with an action predetermined in response to the automation analysis, the operator may be allowed to respond to future actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: James R Malnati, John Troini, Robert Jamieson
  • Publication number: 20170149584
    Abstract: Systems and methods for establishing a ULAN or a subinterface on a computing system using a single configuration statement are disclosed. Embodiments may include modifying a configuration statement that configures a MC coupled to the computing system to include a new field which indicates if a VLAN should be created on the NIC port. Embodiments may also include receiving a configuration statement that includes the new field. Embodiments may further include creating a VLAN on an Ethernet computer network or a subinterface on an InfiniBand computer network based on the received configuration statement that includes the new field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Jason C. Schultz, James Heit, John A. Peters, Robert L. Bergerson
  • Patent number: 9659313
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing interactive features associated with multimedia content are disclosed. One method includes applying a container to multimedia content using one or more computing systems, the container defining an interface through which metadata external to the multimedia content is linked with one or more portions of the multimedia content. The method further includes receiving a request for the multimedia content from a content consumer. The method also includes associating a set of metadata describing one or more interactive features with the multimedia content, the set of metadata linked to at least a portion of the multimedia content via the container and selected from a database including metadata defining interactive features capable of being associated with the multimedia content. The method also includes, upon receiving a request for playback of the multimedia content, providing the multimedia content and the one or more interactive features to the content consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Johney Tsai, Matthew Miller, David Strong
  • Patent number: 9652606
    Abstract: Methods and systems for periodically generating and managing passwords for one or more websites of users are disclosed. The users are provided with the ability to automatically replace their old passwords with new passwords for their one or more website accounts. The users can set a pre-determined frequency at which their passwords are to be updated and replaced with new passwords. The users can further define additional one or more rules based on which their passwords are updated. The methods and systems are further configured to auto log into user's website accounts with the updated passwords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Edward T Cavanagh, Michael J DiDomenico, Brittney Burchett
  • Publication number: 20170134167
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein combine both glyph technologies and cryptography technologies by encrypting data with a private key of an entity tasked with issuing controlled documents, and then converting the resulting encryption as a visual glyph, such as a QR code. This permits validation of the printed document by scanning the QR code using a smartphone and decrypting using the issuing entity's public key. In some embodiments, a purpose-built software application executed by the smartphone may automatically recognize QR codes on a document presented for review and then automatically decrypt the QR code using the public key of the issuing entity. A user performing the validation may then compare the document's content with the decrypted data on the smartphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventor: Paul L Carter
  • Patent number: 9633498
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for determining whether individuals seeking access to a facility site are authorized to enter. The system identifies a license plate of a vehicle approaching a controlled entrance of the facility site. If the vehicle is found in a database of enrolled entrants, then an enrolled entrant is loaded into a quick access memory. Iris scans of passengers the passengers are taken and compared against records of the enrolled entrants, beginning with the expected passengers identified as being associated with the license of the vehicle approaching the facility site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventor: Jan Michael Wiewiora
  • Patent number: D790565
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Richard W. Phelps, Philippe Jolly, Vishal Lokare, David Strzok, David McCrindle, Chad LaVigne, Jason Henricksen, Rajesh Shrestha, Andrew Harsch, Daniel P Huberty