Patents Examined by Ghodrat Jamshidi
  • Patent number: 11989267
    Abstract: Embodiments securely control an electronic asset. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method of securely controlling an electronic asset includes identifying an asset NFT pertaining to the electronic asset. An ownership status of the electronic asset is computationally evaluated according to a proof of ownership provided by an owner node paired with the electronic asset. Responsive to evaluating the ownership status of the electronic asset, the asset NFT is bound with a representation of an identity of the owner node or of an authorized user node paired with the electronic asset. The bound representation of the identity and the asset NFT are registered on a blockchain associated with the electronic asset. A task is computationally performed involving the electronic asset, and the bound representation of the identity, and the electronic asset is securely controlled, in response to receiving a task request from the owner node or the authorized user node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Black Atom Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Logan A. Wells, Rick Anthony Wells
  • Patent number: 11979501
    Abstract: A method including receiving, by a user device, first validation data based at least in part on transmitting a first service request to receive a first network service; receiving, by the user device, the first network service by providing signed first validation data based at least in part on authenticating first biometric information; transmitting, by the user device while receiving the first service, a second service request to receive a second network service; receiving, by the user device, second validation data based at least in part on transmitting the second service request; and receiving, by the user device, the second network service by providing signed second validation data based at least in part on authenticating second biometric information is disclosed. Various other aspects are contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: UAB 360 IT
    Inventor: Mindaugas Valkaitis
  • Patent number: 11977962
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to immutable watermarking for authenticating and verifying artificial intelligence (AI)-generated output. An embodiment of a system includes a processor of a monitoring system, wherein the processor is to: receive first content from an edge device and second content from an adversary system, wherein the first content comprises output of a machine learning (ML) model as applied to captured content at the edge device; receive a digital signature corresponding to the first content; process the digital signature to extract a global unique identifier (GUID) of the ML model that generated the first content; verify the extracted GUID against data obtained from a shared registry; in response to successfully verifying the extracted GUID, provide the first content for consumption at a monitoring consumption application; and in response to determining that the second content is not associated with a verifiable GUID, refuse the second content at the monitoring consumption application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ria Cheruvu, Anahit Tarkhanyan
  • Patent number: 11973875
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure establish a connection with a distributed data network configured to maintain token-holding data structures storing digital tokens for users utilizing client devices. One or more first digital tokens may be accessed, where the first digital tokens are maintained by a first token-holding data structure associated with a first user. The first user may utilize a first client device to access the distributed data network. The first digital tokens may be parsed to identify attributes of the first digital tokens and access to one or more computing resources is assigned to the first client device based on the one or more attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: BYT, INC.
    Inventors: Williams Perkins, Kaleb Phillips, Tanner Larsson, Suraj Pai
  • Patent number: 11973883
    Abstract: An example method of performing interactive videogame verification using cryptographically protected transaction records includes: receiving, by a videogame server, from a first videogame client device, a first transaction record reflecting a first set of events associated with an interactive videogame session, wherein the first transaction record is cryptographically signed by a first private cryptographic key associated with the first videogame client device; receiving, from a second videogame client device, a second transaction record reflecting a second set of events associated with the interactive videogame session, wherein the second transaction record is cryptographically signed by a second private cryptographic key associated with the second videogame client device; and validating the first transaction record based on the second transaction record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventor: Erez Maharshak
  • Patent number: 11968313
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating a digital signature occurrence associated with an object transmitted via a communication channel associated with a group-based communication platform. The object may be created by a user within either the group-based communication platform or a third-party application and transmitted to one or more other users associated with the communication channel via the group-based communication platform. The group-based communication platform may be configured to authenticate a digital signature and, based on a verification of the authenticity, associate the digital signature with the object. The group-based communication platform may cause the digital signature to be presented via an interface associated with the communication channel, such as proximate to or viewable in association with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Attard, Felix Rieseberg, Deani Hansen, Jan Hannemann
  • Patent number: 11956354
    Abstract: A system for enhanced internet of things digital certificate security is provided. The system includes a computer device. The computer device is programmed to store, in a database, a plurality of statuses associated with a plurality of digital certificates. The computer device is also programmed to receive, from a first computer device, a status update for the first digital certificate. The computer device is further programmed to update the first status based on the status update. Subsequently to updating the first status, the computer device is programmed to receive a request for a connection from the first device. Subsequently to updating the first status, the computer device is also programmed to deny the request for a connection based on the first status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Massimiliano Pala, Ronald H. Ih
  • Patent number: 11943203
    Abstract: A method includes selecting, by at least one hardware processor of a first database deployment, data for transmission to a second database deployment. The data includes a plurality of files forming a data stream. At least a first file of the plurality of files is encoded using a first encryption key which is stored in at least a second file of the plurality of files. The at least a first file is further encoded to include a second encryption key associated with at least a third file of the plurality of files. A set of nodes is identified in a virtual private network connected to the first and second database deployments. The data stream is transmitted from the first database deployment to the second database deployment via the set of nodes of the virtual private network that is connected to the first database deployment and the second database deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Snowflake Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bengt Benedikt Gernhardt, Mikhail Kazhamiaka, Eric Robinson, Rodney Weaver
  • Patent number: 11941100
    Abstract: An apparatus verifies hosted information associated with a user. The apparatus establishes, by the online host serving as a relying party system (RPS), a secure connection between the RPS and a user mobile-identification-credential device (UMD). The RPS sends a mobile identification credential (MIC) user information request to the UMD, via the secure connection, seeking release of MIC user information (official information). The RPS obtains from authorizing party system (APS) verification of the MIC user information received in response to the MIC user information request. The RPS stores the MIC user information as hosted information pertaining to the user. The RPS designates the hosted information as base truth information representing the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventors: Daniel A. Boyd, Kelli L Biegger, Chang Ellison, Brandon P. Gutierrez, Jason Lim, William Washington
  • Patent number: 11936661
    Abstract: A cloud based implemented method (and apparatus) includes receiving input data including bipartite graph data in a format of source MAC (Media Access Control) address data versus destination IP (Internet Protocol) data and timestamp information, and providing the input bipartite graph data into a first processing to detect malicious beaconing activities using a lockstep detection module on the input bipartite graph data, as executed in a cloud environment, to detect possible synchronized attacks against a targeted infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Kyndryl, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiyong Jang, Dhilung Hang Kirat, Bum Jun Kwon, Douglas Lee Schales, Marc Philippe Stoecklin
  • Patent number: 11928233
    Abstract: Techniques are described for transaction-based read and write operations in a distributed system. In an embodiment, an authorization protocol overlaid onto a transaction to control access to each of the data pools. Using the techniques described herein, the DTRS provides authorization mechanism to ensure that the entity, which hosts the data pool, may only access the data set from an originating entity based at least upon the access rules of the originating entity set for the data set. Additionally, the DTRS's read/write transactions keep the data pools of the DTRS in synch with each other, so each data pool stores the same data sets as another data pool of the DTRS. When a data integrity service of an entity generates a new data entry from a user transaction with a client application, a new write request is generated for the DTRS to which the data integrity service belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: RATEGAIN ADARA, INC.
    Inventors: Hongcheng Mi, Michael Baird Leavitt, Shuo Yang, Hien Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11924200
    Abstract: An apparatus for classifying a user to an electronic authentication card, the apparatus comprising at least a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the memory containing instructions configuring the at least a processor to receive user data comprising a transaction history, identify a plurality of authentication card parameters as a function of user input, determine a plurality of access rights as a function of user data and the plurality of authentication card parameters and generate an access pairing data structure linking the plurality of access rights to the authentication card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventor: John Bergano
  • Patent number: 11922309
    Abstract: An apparatus for status management of immutable sequential listing records for postings is provided. Apparatus may include at least a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor. The memory may contain instructions configuring the at least a processor to receive a posting wherein the posting is stored on an immutable sequential listing and includes a description. The processor generates a status score for the posting as a function of activities related to the posting, wherein generating the status score for the posting includes training a machine learning model using training data. The machine learning model receives at least activities related to the posting as input and outputs the status score. The processor compares the status score to a threshold value and updates the description of the posting on the immutable sequential listing as a function of the comparison between the status score and the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventor: Arran Stewart
  • Patent number: 11914456
    Abstract: A method, device and computer program product for securing access to an encoded variable in a computer program with a plurality of encoded variables that each having its own dynamic signature, wherein when the encoded variable is accessed, the dynamic signature of the variable is modified, where the sum value for all dynamic signatures of all other encoded variables is controlled in an encoded tracer variable, the sum value being controlled in the tracer variables is adapted if a dynamic signature of one of the encoded variables is modified, the encoded variable is compared with the sum value stored in the encoded tracer variable to monitor the sum of the dynamic signatures, and where an error handling process is initiated in the event of a discrepancy such that all signatures in an arithmetically encoded program can be managed in a high-performance manner regardless of the complexity of the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Karl-Hermann Witte
  • Patent number: 11908019
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed with respect to using a blockchain for managing the subrogation claim process related to a vehicle collision, in particular, utilizing evidence oracles as part of the subrogation process. An exemplary embodiment includes receiving recorded data from one or more connected devices at a geographic location; analyzing the recorded data, wherein analyzing the recorded data includes determining that an collision has occurred involving one or more vehicles; generating a transaction including the data indicative of the collision based upon the analysis; and transmitting the transaction to at least one other participant in the distributed ledger network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: William J. Leise, Douglas A. Graff, Anthony McCoy, Jaime Skaggs, Shawn M. Call, Stacie A. McCullough, Wendy H. Clayton, Melinda Teresa Magerkurth, Kim E. Flesher, Travis Charles Runge
  • Patent number: 11902277
    Abstract: Techniques for providing secure modification of manufacturer usage description (MUD) files based on device applications are provided. In one embodiment, a method for secure modification of MUD files may include obtaining a request for one or more applications from a device. The method also includes providing to the device the one or more applications and a certification that includes an updated MUD identifier determined based on the one or more applications requested. The updated MUD identifier is associated with a concatenated MUD file that comprises individual MUD file portions for each of the one or more applications requested. The device is configured to request an updated device identifier using the certification. The updated device identifier includes the updated MUD identifier that is associated with the concatenated MUD file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Eliot Lear, Christopher S. Steck, Brian Weis
  • Patent number: 11895238
    Abstract: A system and method for using digitally signed web tokens to securely share sensitive data includes identifying an API request that includes an authorization header comprising authentication data; assessing the authentication data of the API request against a corpus of valid authentication data; identifying the authentication data as valid authentication data and a target entity that corresponds to the authentication data; obtaining a set of permissions associated with the target entity; generating a digitally signed protobuf web token that includes a representation of the target entity and a representation of the set of permissions associated with the target entity; and based on the generation of the digitally signed protobuf web token: adapting the API request to an adapted API request that includes a header component comprising the digitally signed protobuf web token; and transmitting the adapted API request to a target API-processing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Expel, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Blasius
  • Patent number: 11895248
    Abstract: One or more implementations of the present specification provide a data processing method and apparatus for a blockchain member node, where the blockchain member node includes a plurality of service servers, and at least one authentication module runs on each service server; and a public key of an authentication module of the at least one authentication module is authenticated by the blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Zhu
  • Patent number: 11888826
    Abstract: A method for collecting data from a group of entitled members. The method may include receiving, by a collection unit, a message and a message signature; validating, by the collection unit, whether the message was received from any of the entitled members of the group, without identifying the entitled member that sent the message; wherein the validating comprises applying a second plurality of mathematical operations on a first group of secrets, a second group of secrets, and a first part of the message signature; and rejecting, by the collection unit, the message when validating that the message was not received from any entitled member of the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Aviad Kipnis
  • Patent number: 11882222
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include computer-implemented processes that, using a distributed notarized ledger, constrain an ability of multiple parties to simultaneously, or near simultaneously, update or modify elements of reference data maintained within a centralized data store. For example, an apparatus may receive, from a first computing system, a request to modify reference data maintained at a second computing system. The apparatus may approve the first requested modification to the reference data based on a notarization criterion maintained within an element of a notarized distributed ledger, and perform operations that record notarization data characterizing the approved modification within an additional element of the notarized distributed ledger. The apparatus may also transmit the notarization data to the first computing system, and the notarization data causing an application program executed by the first computing system to modify local reference data in accordance with the notarization data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Timothy Willem Ubbens, Arthur Carroll Chow, Sidharth Kumar Varma, James Thomas Hensley, Alexey Shpurov