Patents Examined by Cristina Owen Sherr
  • Patent number: 8510226
    Abstract: A licensing system is disclosed for performing synchronous encryption with a client over an IP-compliant network. In disclosed embodiments, the system includes a licensing agent configured to pass a data structure unencrypted in an initial communication between the licensing agent/client pair and pass a first key to said client responsive to an initial communication. The licensing agent then receives the data structure from the client having designated fields encrypted according to the first key. The licensing agent then sends a second key to the client for use in subsequent communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher D. Coley, Ralph E. Wesinger
  • Patent number: 8504480
    Abstract: A method and system for authenticating applications. The system includes a plurality of portable electronic devices, at least one process organizer, at least one module developer, at least one task performer and a workflow server. The process organizer generates an application. The process organizer can request modules from module developers that are incorporated into the application. Alternatively, the process organizer makes an agreement with a task performer to perform tasks to complete the application. The application is transmitted to the workflow server, which includes an online marketplace for displaying and selling the applications. A user purchases the application through the store. A routing module generates a signature and compares the signature to application, module or document metadata and a secret to determine consistency of the data before the application, module or document is routed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kurt W. Piersol
  • Patent number: 8447699
    Abstract: Systems and methods enable members of a secure transaction network to readily identify the appropriate trusted service manager (TSM) to support a particular transaction. A global directory of TSM providers is provided that a secure service provider can use for determining which TSM provider is the authorized manager of a security domain for the particular transaction. In aspect the directory of TSM providers may be stored within a mobile device secure element. In another aspect, the directory of TSM providers may be stored in a central TSM repository. In a further aspect, the directory of TSM providers may be distributed among a number of secondary TSM repositories. The appropriate TSM may be identified based upon a secure element identifier and an application identifier provided by a secure element as part of the transaction. Communication of the identifiers from mobile devices may be via cellular or near field communication links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Asif Batada, Moshe Levy
  • Patent number: 8417600
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evaluating electronic value transfers. Various of the methods include graduating a defined affinity between transactions to increasing levels of scrutiny. At an increased level of scrutiny, reports can be generated indicating suspicious activity and/or interdiction procedures can be implemented to reduce the occurrence of the detected suspicious activity. Various of the systems are tailored to implement the aforementioned methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: The Western Union Company
    Inventors: Robert G. Degen, Brian Prendergast, Scott C. Hansen
  • Patent number: 8412633
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evaluating electronic value transfers. Various of the methods include receiving money transfer requests, electronically storing records of the money transfer requests, and performing an analysis of the records. The analysis of the records can indicate that two or more of the records are related. The related records are associated with a reference designator that is used to search money transfer records and identify suspect activity. The systems can include a fraud processing system associated with a money transfer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: The Western Union Company
    Inventors: Robert Degen, Duane Ritter, Brian Prendergast, David Wittman
  • Patent number: 8412634
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a safe and quick individual certification method using a portable terminal. When a portable terminal 30 sends a request for certification to a certification server 10, the certification server 10 transmits query code for certification to the portable terminal 30. The portable terminal 30 transmits said query code to the certification server 10 via a reader 21 or the like and also via a sales management server 23 to be certified. The certification server 10 verifies the query code to that generated in the past, and returns a result of verification and personal data required by the sales management server 23 to the sales management server 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Eighting
    Inventors: Tomonori Fujisawa, Shouji Satou
  • Patent number: 8364601
    Abstract: Methods and systems to assign an application and a video frame buffer to a protected memory domain to render an image of a keyboard from the protected memory domain to a random position of the video frame buffer and correlate user input from a pointing device to the rendered keyboard image. The keyboard image may be randomly repositioned following a user input. The keyboard image may be rendered over a secure user image. An acknowledgment image may be rendered from the protected memory domain to a random position of the video frame buffer, and may be randomly repositioned in response to a user input that does not correlate to the acknowledgment image. User inputs that do not correlate to a randomly positioned image may be counted, and one or more processes may be aborted when the number of non-correlated user inputs exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Prashant Dewan, David Durham
  • Patent number: 8209260
    Abstract: An apparatus and method capable of purchasing external charged content in a UPnP network are provided. A media server (MS) provides a media renderer (MR) with a URL that executes a CGI that that performs purchasing of a charged content included in an external server, and, if the MR requests the reproduction of content corresponding to the URL, the MS executes a CGI of the URL, purchases charged content corresponding to the URL, and downloads the charged content, thereby browsing a list of contents provided by an external contents purchase site through a consumer electronic device such as a digital television, in which a UPnP audio/visual control point is mounted without a separate interface, purchasing desired content, and reproducing the purchased content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-ja Kim, Young-goo Ko, Sang-sun Choi
  • Patent number: 8121892
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for assessing information security interviews users regarding technical and non-technical issues. In an embodiment, users are interviewed based on areas of expertise. In an embodiment, information security assessments are performed on domains within an enterprise, the results of which are rolled-up to perform an information security assessment across the enterprise. The invention optionally includes application specific questions and vulnerabilities and/or industry specific questions and vulnerabilities. The invention optionally permits users to query a repository of expert knowledge. The invention optionally provides users with working aids. The invention optionally permits users to execute third party testing/diagnostic applications. The invention, optionally combines results of executed third party testing/diagnostic applications with user responses to interview questions, to assess information security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Safeoperations, Inc.
    Inventors: Charlie C. Baggett, Jr., John J. Adams
  • Patent number: 8108312
    Abstract: A duplication/delivery center DDS records contents C11 and C12 on a recording medium M in accordance with requests from content providing apparatuses CP11 and CP12, duplicates the recording medium M, and delivers the recording medium M to users. When doing so, parts of the contents are encrypted. The content providing apparatuses CP11 and CP12 request a content control apparatus CC1 to control the contents on the recording media M. At the side of contents users, when a user sets a recording medium M in a video game console GM and tries to use a content that has been encrypted, the video game console GM requests, via a mobile packet communication network MPN, the content control apparatus CC1 to transmit a decryption key. The content control apparatus CC1 decides whether or not to transmit the decryption key based on the content of the request received from the content providing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc,
    Inventor: Takeshi Natsuno
  • Patent number: 8036991
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for registering a mobile computing device of a service on a wireless network. The method comprises receiving user information for a user of the mobile computing device and creating an account based on the user information. The method comprises receiving a first key and serial number from the mobile computing device at a network node and generating a second key based on an encryption of a stored serial number of the mobile computing device. Based on an evaluation of the first and second keys and received and stored serial numbers, the mobile computing device is registered on the wireless network for the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Gerald Kuhn, Craig S. Skinner
  • Patent number: 8027921
    Abstract: The present disclosure attempts to migrate from a first authenticator to a second authenticator. In the most preferred embodiment, the first step is to migrate the data that is not stored encrypted by a traditional replication or transformation between the datastores of the authenticators. The new authenticator is placed in position, while the old authenticator is maintained. When a user attempts to login, servlets check to see if the user's password exists within the datastore for the new authenticator. If not, then the user is sent to the old authenticator's sign-on page. When the user enters their authentication credentials into the old authenticator, a code snippet or second servlet will capture this information and, on confirmation from the old authenticator that the user is properly authenticated, use the captured information to populate the new datastore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth Charles Boydstun, Bharath Kuruvalli
  • Patent number: 8015112
    Abstract: A document distribution system transfers a document from a source computer to a destination computer in the form of a print file. The print file defines the appearance of the document in a code suitable for telling a printer how to print the document. The source computer executes “license stamper” software for embedding an encoded license stamp into the print file before it is sent to the destination computer. Viewer software executed by the source computer receives and parses the print file to determine whether it contains the license stamp. If so, the viewer may generate a video display of the document defined by the print file or may print the document by sending the print file to a printer. However if the viewer receives a print file not containing the embedded license stamp, the viewer refrains from displaying or printing the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventors: Randy L. Prakken, John Corrigan, Glenn F. Widener
  • Patent number: 7974923
    Abstract: Extensible grammar-based rights expression system for processing rights expressions including an interpreter with plug-in subcomponents, a validator, and a framework. In another embodiment, system includes a framework having an extensible architecture with extensibility points for adding extensions to the grammar, and an interpreter, the extensions defining semantics and syntax of new rights expressions. A method for processing rights expressions is also provided having the steps of registering plug-in components, making a programmatic call, finding and invoking appropriate plug-in components, evaluating the request against the grant, and returning an authorization result. In another embodiment, method includes the steps of providing an extensible grammar-based rights expression system having an extensible architecture with an interpreter, evaluating the request against the grant using the interpreter, and returning an authorization result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Contentguard Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Zhung Yee Fung, Robert Chancellor, Thomas DeMartini, Mai Nguyen, Thanh Ta, Vincent Hsiang Tieu, Duc Tran, Edgardo Valenzuela
  • Patent number: 7966259
    Abstract: Customers make purchases from online merchants using personal information, such as payment and shipping information, stored with an online information service. The merchants may optionally report information about each customer's purchases back to the information service, which may incorporate the information into a history page that is accessible to the customer. The information service may also use the aggregated purchase history data to generate an “interests” profile for the customer, which may be disseminated to the merchants and used to customize their web sites. The web pages of the merchants may include a reference to an object, such as a graphic, that is served by the information service. For customers that are registered with the information service, this object may be customized with the name of the customer, and may be selectable by the customer to make single-action purchases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Amazon.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Hong Q. Bui
  • Patent number: 7958055
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for leasing a unique digital item in a network data processing system. A listing request is received for a payment and a deposit in the account of a first party. A listing request is received for a unique digital item in the account of a second party. Responsive to receiving the listing requests, the respective digital properties are transferred to a temporary storage account in association with retrieval tags. Listings for the digital properties appear on a trusted third-party leasing service. A lease contract is drawn up between the parties. After all parties have signed the lease agreement, the payment is transferred to the second party and the unique digital item is transferred to the first party. The deposit is held by the trusted third-party leasing service until the unique digital item is returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jimmy Ming-Der Hsu, Peter Y. Hsu
  • Patent number: 7917393
    Abstract: This invention uses probabilistic correlation techniques to increase sensitivity, reduce false alarms, and improve alert report quality in intrusion detection systems. In one preferred embodiment, an intrusion detection system includes at least two sensors to monitor different aspects of a computer network, such as a sensor that monitors network traffic and a sensor that discovers and monitors available network resources. The sensors are correlated in that the belief state of one sensor is used to update or modify the belief state of another sensor. In another embodiment of this invention, probabilistic correlation techniques are used to organize alerts generated by different sensors in an intrusion detection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: SRI International, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfonso De Jesus Valdes, Keith Skinner
  • Patent number: 7904390
    Abstract: A management apparatus, a charging object apparatus and a management system and method by which a product of an object of use can be used in an efficiency as high as possible when it is used commonly by a plurality of people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuji Yui
  • Patent number: 7882030
    Abstract: Each IC card 1 notifies a server 3 of the ID of the IC card and the connection information of a terminal device to which the IC card is connected. The server 3 stores the ID and the connection information in a database 4 while associating the ID and the connection information with each other. When an IC card 1 communicates with another IC card, the IC card 1 requests the connection information concerning the destination IC card from the server 3 while specifying the ID of this IC card. The server 3 searches the database 4 for the connection information corresponding to the ID specified by the request, and notifies the requesting IC card 1 of the acquired connection information. This enables communications between IC cards even if the terminal device to which a destination IC card is connected has been changed in the past.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignees: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Sakamura, Noboru Koshizuka, Kazuhiko Ishii, Kensaku Mori, Hiroshi Aono, Sadayuki Hongo
  • Patent number: 7835995
    Abstract: An animation data sales mediation method, an animation data sales mediation system and so on are capable of providing large capacity data such as animation data by a large capacity storage medium in advance, rendering the time required for transfer of the data via the network extremely short by passing a key code for viewing the animation data via the network, rendering the labor and costs required for sales of the animation data extremely low, and providing the latest unauthorized copy technology to the animation data. The animation data sales mediation system has the steps of having a user terminal send to a large capacity data sales server an online access code corresponding to the large capacity data one to one, having the large capacity data sales server send the key code to the user terminal, having the user terminal encrypt and store the key code, and having the animation data used by using the key code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Maeda