Patents Examined by Chrystina E Zelaskiewicz
  • Patent number: 10452817
    Abstract: Applications running in an API-proxy-based emulator are prevented from infecting a PC's hard disk when executing file I/O commands. Such commands are redirected to an I/O redirection engine instead of going directly to the PC's normal operating system where it can potentially harm files in on the hard disk. The redirection engine executes the file I/O command using a private storage area in the hard disk that is not accessible by the PC's normal operating system. If a file that is the subject of a file I/O command from an emulated application is not in the private storage area, a copy is made from the original that is presumed to exist in the public storage area. This copy is then acted on by the command and is stored in the private storage area, which can be described as a controlled, quarantined storage space on the hard disk. In this manner the PC's (or any computing device's) hard disk is defended from potential malware that may originate from applications running in emulated environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TREND MICRO INC
    Inventors: Sun Mingyan, Lo Chien Ping, Fan Chi-Huang
  • Patent number: 10452844
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement, method, and design structure for controlling access to master secret data disposed in at least a portion of at least one persistent region of an integrated circuit device is disclosed. The circuit arrangement includes a clock circuit responsive to an external clock signal, a security state machine configured to control a security state of the integrated circuit device, and a master secret circuit in communication with the security state machine and configured to control access to the master secret data. The security state machine and master secret circuit are isolated from the clock circuit, and the master secret circuit is responsive to the security state machine to selectively erase at least a portion of the master secret data. The master secret circuit may be configured to erase the portion of the master secret data in response to a null or triggered security state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Hall, Stefan P. Jackowski
  • Patent number: 10430729
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for specifying a legality expression for use in a system for processing the legality expression. The system and method include providing a legality expression language, including at least one of a duty element specifying an obligation that a principal must perform an act, a ban element specifying a prohibition that a principal must not perform an act, an intent element specifying an intention that a principal wants to perform an act, and a claim element specifying an assertion that a principal does perform an act. The system and method further include interpreting by the system a legality expression specified using the legality expression language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Xin Wang
  • Patent number: 10430604
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing data security. Credit-related data provided by a credit database can be received. The credit-related data can include records. Each record can include a social security number and a name associated with the social security number. Each record can be transformed to generate transformed data using a hashing algorithm. An electronic communication comprising content can be received. Transformed content can be generated by transforming the content. The transformed content can be compared to the transformed data. The transformed content can be determined to match at least one of the transformed records. The electronic communication can be prevented from being transmitted to a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: EQUIFAX INC.
    Inventors: Tony Spinelli, David Hannigan, Nick Nedostup
  • Patent number: 10380239
    Abstract: Approaches, techniques, and mechanisms are disclosed for automatically inserting supplemental items into documents. According to an embodiment, a first request is received, comprising document information that identifies a particular document. A target repeated structure type, to which a group of items in the particular document conform, is identified within the particular document. Based on the target repeated structure type, a template is generated. A new content item is generated by applying descriptive metadata that describes the new content item to the template. The new content item conforms to the target repeated structure type. The new content item is inserted in the particular document at an insertion point before or after a particular content item that conforms to the target repeated structure type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sharethrough Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Weald, Michael Jensen
  • Patent number: 10332151
    Abstract: Method for influencing content delivery to a mobile device used by a user includes: receiving a request for content delivery from the mobile device, over a computer network; obtaining a location of the mobile device; identifying one or more media points in proximity to the obtained location of the mobile device; obtaining type, location and display size of the identified one or more media points, from one or more databases; determining a strength of an exposure of the user to said identified one or more media points, based on the type, location and display size of the identified one or more media points and the location of the mobile device; selecting a relevant supplemental content for delivery to the mobile device, based on said determined strength of an exposure of the user to said identified one or more media points; and delivering said selected relevant supplemental content and the requested content to the mobile device over the computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Blake F. Megdal
  • Patent number: 10318987
    Abstract: A method, information handling system and/or computer program product provides a cookie to a user. The method comprises: analyzing data in a consolidated set of the user's internet activities; generating a server side cookie for a website based on the analyzed data; in response to the user visiting the website with a first client, providing the server side cookie to the first client; merging the server side cookie with a client side cookie at the first client; and using the merged cookie to provide personalized recommendations to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor J. Bodz, Jennifer E. Grucza, Kathy P. Mitchell, Dennis D. Osentoski, Randall A. Stark, Matthew Whitbourne
  • Patent number: 10318988
    Abstract: A method, information handling system and/or computer program product provides a cookie to a user. The method comprises: analyzing data in a consolidated set of the user's internet activities; generating a server side cookie for a website based on the analyzed data; in response to the user visiting the website with a first client, providing the server side cookie to the first client; merging the server side cookie with a client side cookie at the first client; and using the merged cookie to provide personalized recommendations to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor J. Bodz, Jennifer E. Grucza, Kathy P. Mitchell, Dennis D. Osentoski, Randall A. Stark, Matthew Whitbourne
  • Patent number: 10311449
    Abstract: Systems and methods for targeted advertising are described. The systems and methods identify a series of events that may be related to a transaction for goods and services. The systems and methods may select at least one future event from the series of events. The systems and methods may generate an account with information about goods and services, and parties to the transaction. The systems and methods may use the information contained in the account about the goods and services and at least one future event as a selection criteria and trigger for sending targeted advertisements to a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NEXTLEVEL ASSOCIATION SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: W. J. Butler, Gregory A. Pater
  • Patent number: 9870666
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program for tabulating votes and creating an audit trail is provided. A ballot processing device may include a paper feed mechanism, a computer, a ballot processing application loaded on the computer, and a digital scanning device linked to the computer. The ballot processing application may process the digital image to establish a series of processing results definning one or more voting results for the paper ballot, and also an audit trail. The ballot processing application may process the digital image to define the voting results based on criteria established by election officials, including ambiguous mark criteria. The audit trail enables election officials to verify that particular paper ballots have been processed correctly in accordance with these criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Dominion Voting Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Poulos, James Hoover, Nick Ikonomakis, Goran Obradovic
  • Patent number: 9870667
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program for tabulating votes and creating an audit trail is provided. A ballot processing device may include a paper feed mechanism, a computer, a ballot processing application loaded on the computer, and a digital scanning device linked to the computer. The ballot processing application may process the digital image to establish a series of processing results defining one or more voting results for the paper ballot, and also an audit trail. The ballot processing application may process the digital image to define the voting results based on criteria established by election officials, including ambiguous mark criteria. The audit trail enables election officials to verify that particular paper ballots have been processed correctly in accordance with these criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Dominion Voting Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Poulos, James Hoover, Nick Ikonomakis, Goran Obradovic