Patents Examined by Ellen Tran
  • Patent number: 10855689
    Abstract: Obtaining information may be increasingly more challenging in modern times. The systems described herein enable a user to have access to one or more data streams. For example, the data stream may include messages from a famous person provided to an online social networking service, where the messages may be limited character messages. Yet, in some instances, the data stream may also include images posted on a blog, videos posted on a social networking service for connecting people, a list of searches and/or search strings by a famous person, and a number of purchase orders by an actress. The systems may also control the user's access to the one or more data streams, possibly limiting the access to portions of the one or more data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Sanjeevaiah Krishnaiah, Sandy Lynn Godsey, Michael Charles Todasco, Rohan Baddam, Cheng Tian, Philip Chuang, Srivathsan Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 10855659
    Abstract: An apparatus for securely configuring a tenant VLAN includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable by the processor to detect connection of a new device to a computing system. The new device is designated for use by a new tenant and the new device in a default state prior to configuration for use by the new tenant. The computing system is a multi-tenant system. The code is executable by the processor to command the new device to enter a provisioning state in response to detecting connection of the new device. The new device in the provisioning state is unable to access operational equipment of the computing system and data stored by tenants of the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Fred A. Bower
  • Patent number: 10841099
    Abstract: Method for generating a digital signature for a digital content using a computer and trustworthy signature hardware connected thereto for data exchange, includes generating a message digest from the digital content by an application executed on the computer; generating descriptive data relating to the electronic digital signature; transmitting the message digest and the descriptive data to the trustworthy signature hardware; outputting the descriptive data at an output device of the trustworthy signature hardware; carrying out a user interaction as precondition for the continuation of the method; generating signature data from the message digest and the descriptive data by the trustworthy signature hardware; and transmitting the signature data from the trustworthy signature hardware to the computer and in particular the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH
    Inventor: Frank Morgner
  • Patent number: 10834130
    Abstract: A method by a security system for detecting malicious attempts to access a decoy database object in a database. The database includes database objects accessible by clients of the database called database clients. The method includes detecting access to a decoy database object of the database is being attempted by a database client over a connection to the database, where the decoy database object is a database object that is created for the purpose of deceiving an attacker as opposed to being a legitimate database object, determining that the connection is of an application connection type, where the application connection type is a type of connection over which queries generated by a database client are submitted, and responsive to the determination that the connection is of the application connection type, causing an alert to be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Imperva, Inc.
    Inventors: Elad Erez, Amichai Shulman
  • Patent number: 10834109
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that can be configured to identify a process running on the electronic device, assign a reputation to the process if the process has a known reputation, determine if the process includes executable code, determine a reputation for the executable code, and combine the reputation for the executable code with the reputation assigned to the process to create a new reputation for the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventor: Joel R. Spurlock
  • Patent number: 10833852
    Abstract: Techniques to transmit encoded data along a physical medium, e.g. tape, and decode the transmitted data along the physical medium are provided. Some techniques include logic to encode data transmitted along a physical medium, such as a tape suitable for any purpose including the encoding of multimedia data, where the encoding is pursuant to a conversion between a first and second colorspace. The logic may further be configured to decode the data once it is received at a node along the tape, where the colorspace conversion provides the basis, key, or cipher for preforming the decoding operation. The logic may be further configured to alter the encryption and decryption basis, key, or cypher by altering the colorspace scheme defining the encoding (and by extension the decoding) during transmission, including a transmission that takes place after a previous transmission governed by the previously defined (and subsequently altered) colorspace conversion scheme. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Austin Grant Walters
  • Patent number: 10819519
    Abstract: Data can be protected in a centralized tokenization environment. A security value is received by a central server from a client device. The central server accesses a token table corresponding to the client device and generates a reshuffled static token table from the accessed token table based on the received security value. When the client device subsequently provides data to be protected to the central server, the central server tokenizes the provided data using the reshuffled static token table and stores the tokenized data in a multi-tenant database. By reshuffling token tables using security values unique to client devices, the central server can protect and store data for each of multiple tenants such that if the data of one tenant is compromised, the data of each other tenant is not compromised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Protegrity Corporation
    Inventors: David Clyde Williamson, George Curran, Raul Ortega, Jan Boberg, Rajnish Jain, Yigal Rozenberg
  • Patent number: 10812501
    Abstract: Techniques for Domain Generation Algorithm (DGA) behavior detection are provided. In some embodiments, a system, process, and/or computer program product for DGA behavior detection includes receiving passive Domain Name System (DNS) data that comprises a plurality of DNS responses at a security device; and applying a signature to the passive DNS data to detect DGA behavior, in which applying the signature to the passive DNS data to detect DGA behavior further comprises: parsing each of the plurality of DNS responses to determine whether one or more of the plurality of DNS responses correspond to a non-existent domain (NXDOMAIN) response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Xu, Xin Ouyang
  • Patent number: 10790963
    Abstract: The blockchain generation apparatus 1 includes: a synchronizer 121 that acquires shared data 111 which includes the blockchain data 112 and transaction datasets 113 not included in the blockchain data 112; a transaction pattern count calculator 124 that calculates the number of transaction patterns for a generating party using the blockchain generation apparatus 1, based on the transaction datasets which are in the blockchain data 112 and are related to an identifier of the generating party; a block generation condition checker 125 that determines whether the generating party is qualified to generate the new blockchain data, based on the number of transaction patterns calculated by the transaction pattern count calculator; and a blockchain generator 126 that tries to generate the new blockchain by referring to the shared data 111 if the block generation condition checker 125 determines that the generating party is qualified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Watanabe, Akihito Akutsu, Yasuhiko Miyazaki, Atsushi Nakadaira, Shigeru Fujimura, Junichi Kishigami
  • Patent number: 10778431
    Abstract: An encryption device (500) includes an encryption unit (504), a detection element generation unit (505), and a transmission unit (506). The encryption unit (504) encrypts a plain text by using one of a pair of keys to generate an encrypted text into which the plain text has been encrypted and which can be subjected to homomorphic computation. The detection element generation unit (505) generates a detection element E used to detect a change in the encrypted text by using the one key and the encrypted text. The transmission unit (506) transmits the encrypted text and the detection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Kawai, Takato Hirano, Yoshihiro Koseki
  • Patent number: 10754984
    Abstract: In some examples, a method of privacy preservation in a security information sharing platform includes comparing, by a system comprising a hardware processor in the security information sharing platform that enables sharing of security information among a plurality of users, a set of profiles wherein each profile of the set of profiles is associated with an individual user; identifying, by the system based on the comparing, that a badge associated with a particular profile of the set of profiles is predictive of an identity of the individual user, the badge based on a contribution of security information by the individual user to the security information sharing platform, and the badge comprising user attributes associated with the individual user; and modifying, by the system based on the identifying, a visibility of the badge within the security information sharing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Micro Focus LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Hailpern, Tomas Sander
  • Patent number: 10749884
    Abstract: Techniques for ascertaining legitimacy of communications received during a digital interaction with a client device. The techniques include: receiving a communication; identifying from the communication a first secured token; processing the first secured token by: obtaining, from the first secured token, information indicating a state of the digital interaction; and using the information indicating the state to determine whether the communication is from the client device; and when it is determined that the communication is from the client device, causing at least one action responsive to the communication to be performed; updating the information indicating the state of the digital interaction to obtain updated information indicating the state of the digital interaction; and providing a second secured token to the client device for use in a subsequent communication during the digital interaction, the second secured token comprising the updated information indicating the state of the digital interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD TECHNOLOGIES CANADA ULC
    Inventors: Christopher Everett Bailey, Randy Lukashuk, Gary Wayne Richardson
  • Patent number: 10735197
    Abstract: An embodiment herein provides a processor implemented method for blockchain-based secure credential and token management for open identity management that enables a first device to provision at least one additional device to present tokens issued to the first device, that includes i) creating, using a hardware-based cryptographic processor on a first device associated with an end user, a first set of credentials; ii) obtaining and caching at least one attestation token from one or attestation issuing parties, the at least one attestation token is restricted by default to be unusable from any device other than the first device; (iii) providing the at least one attestation token to at least one relying party that is interested in receiving attestations about the end user; and iv) signing a trust record on the blockchain using the first device associated with the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Prakash Sundaresan, Lionello G. Lunesu, Antoine Cote
  • Patent number: 10735966
    Abstract: Systems and methods for initiating enrollment of a local device in a cloud environment using a separate device are presented. In an example embodiment, a device identifier for the local device is received from the local device by a separate device that is trusted by a cloud computing system. The separate device causes the displaying of an indicator for the local device. In response to receiving an activation of the indicator for the local device, the separate device issues a request to the cloud computing system to receive credential information enabling the local device to enroll with the cloud computing system. The separate device receives the credential information from the cloud computing system and transmits the credential information to the local device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jiaqi Wu, Jesus Valenzuela, Gregory Lammers
  • Patent number: 10735448
    Abstract: A security system detects anomalous activity in a network. The system logs user activity, which can include ports used, compares users to find similar users, sorts similar users into cohorts, and compares new user activity to logged behavior of the cohort. The comparison can include a divergence calculation. Origins of user activity can also be used to determine anomalous network activity. The hostname, username, IP address, and timestamp can be used to calculate aggregate scores and convoluted scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Maxim Kesin, Samuel Jones
  • Patent number: 10721065
    Abstract: Systems and methods for active state synchronization between distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms are provided. A system may store an origin blockchain compliant with an origin DLT. The system may further store a target blockchain compliant with a target DLT. The target DLT may be different from the origin DLT. The system may include a DLT object synchronizer with access to the origin blockchain and the target blockchain. The DLT object synchronizer may receive, from an exchange node, a request to synchronize an origin instance of a DLT object between the origin blockchain and the target blockchain. The DLT object synchronizer may select a target instance of the DLT object on the target blockchain. The DLT object synchronizer may format origin data from the origin instance for compliance with the target DLT. The DLT object synchronizer may synchronize the origin instance and the target instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: David Treat, Giuseppe Giordano, Luca Schiatti, Hugo Borne-Pons
  • Patent number: 10721238
    Abstract: A delegation request is submitted to a session-based authentication service, fulfillment of which involves granting an entity an access privilege to a computing resource. A session key is received from the session-based authentication service. The session key having been generated based at least in part on a restriction and a secret credential shared with the session-based authentication service and usable at least in part to prove possession of the access privilege to the computing resource. The session key is provided to the entity without providing the shared secret credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Branchek Roth, Eric Jason Brandwine, Nathan R. Fitch, Cristian M. Ilac, Eric D. Crahen
  • Patent number: 10710522
    Abstract: A diagnostic method performed by a gateway in a vehicle network, wherein the gateway comprises a controller and a physical (PHY) layer which manages ports and is connected to the controller, may comprise receiving, by the controller, a diagnostic request message from an external diagnostic apparatus connected to a first port; receiving, by the controller, a security authentication request message from the external diagnostic apparatus when a security authentication is required for the diagnostic request message; verifying, by the controller, the security authentication request message; and activating, by the PHY layer, a port of the PHY layer connected to a target communication node to be diagnosed among the ports, under control of the controller, when verification of the security authentication request message is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Ok Kim, Kang Woon Seo, Jin Hwa Yun
  • Patent number: 10715311
    Abstract: An embodiment herein provides a processor implemented method for blockchain-based authentication of a user using a user device, that includes (i) obtaining an identify information associated with an identity document of the user; (ii) storing the identity information, and a set of credentials, with a blockchain to link the identity information with the set of credentials for the user; (iii) obtaining a cryptographic challenge from a relying party device when a record that includes a user identity information of the user and the set of credentials associated with the user identity information for the user device is found to be stored with the blockchain; and (iv) transmitting a response to the cryptographic challenge to the relying party device. The relying party device checks whether the response matches with a predetermined correct response or not. The relying party device authenticates the user only if the response matches with the predetermined correct response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Prakash Sundaresan, Lionello G. Lunesu, Antoine Cote
  • Patent number: 10715312
    Abstract: Blockchain-based device authentication by a user device to enable a second device is disclosed to perform an action on a first device on behalf of a user linked to the user device, based on a command received from the second device. Authentication includes the steps of: (i) obtaining an indentity information associated with an identity document of the user; (ii) storing the identity information, and a set of credentials, with a blockchain to link the identity information with the set of credentials for the user; (iii) signing a first trust certificate by a user private key on the blockchain to obtain a first signed trust certificate; and (iv) signing a second trust certificate by the user private key on the blockchain to obtain a second signed trust certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Prakash Sundaresan, Lionello G. Lunesu, Antoine Cote