Patents Examined by John Hayes
  • Patent number: 10096015
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, which facilitates a terminal to be used in further consideration of user's convenience. According to at least one of embodiments of the present invention, a strict authentication procedure for expense payment can be performed via a simple and convenient user interface between a mobile terminal and a terminal user. In particular, since at least one of a selection and authentication of a payment means of the mobile terminal can be performed via at least one of an aligned direction, a moving direction and a moving track of the mobile terminal, the user interface between the mobile terminal and the terminal user for the expense payment can be further simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sure Bak, Eunji Lee
  • Patent number: 10068227
    Abstract: A network configuration having various network elements and user equipments configured to authenticate web access requests is disclosed. Upon receipt of web addresses from various subscribers, the web addresses such as online advertisements are stored in a memory. The network traffic in the communication network is monitored in accordance with the web addresses stored in the memory. After detecting a website assess request such as a click of an online advertisement, an authentication record which authenticates the origin of the network equipment issuing the request. The authentication record is forwarded to a subscription partner via a predefined messaging mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Tellabs Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Santhosh Kumar Thodupunoori, Senthil Raja Velu, Sridharan Muthuswamy
  • Patent number: 10049357
    Abstract: A system and method for using a Personal Identification Number (“PIN”) to authenticate payment transactions via a mobile device coupled to a reader device is described. The reader device may be modified to not only read and encrypt first identification information from a payment medium such as a magnetic strip of a payment card, but also receive a PIN from the mobile device and encrypt the PIN. The mobile device may be configured to prompt for and receive the PIN. The PIN may be communicated to the reader device for encryption. The mobile device may receive the encrypted first identification information and encrypted PIN and communicate the encrypted data to an adaptive payment server that decrypts the encrypted data for processing the payment transaction. The system may be used to securely process PIN-based payment transactions using a mobile device that is communicably coupled to a reader device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MTS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Shashi Kapur, Ralph A. Bianco
  • Patent number: 10032164
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating electronic commerce over a network, according to one or more embodiments, includes communicating with a user via a user device over the network, distributing a resident application to the user device over the network, displaying a service icon on the user device, and receiving an authentication request from the user via the user device over the network. The service icon is linked to the resident application, and the authentication request includes user credentials inputted by the user via user selection of the service icon and resulting user access of the resident application. The system and method includes communicating with the resident application on the user device to request user confirmation of the authentication request, receiving user confirmation from the user via the user device over the network, authorizing the authentication request, and notifying the user of the authorized authentication request over the network via the resident application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Hadi Nahari
  • Patent number: 10027676
    Abstract: A method and system for multi-user, multi-device content access metering and control is provided. In one embodiment, a system implements a method such that in response to user login requests, the system controls login access by providing multiple users login access to plural electronic devices capable of communicating via a communication system. Further, in response to user content access actions, the system controls access to content by selectively providing content to said one or more users via said one or more electronic devices based on content access policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dang Tran, Fabio Gava, Yingnan Zhu, Andrew Shelansky, Michael Lovelace, Esther Zheng
  • Patent number: 9996709
    Abstract: A secure computer architecture is provided. With this architecture, data is received, in a component of an integrated circuit chip implementing the secure computer architecture, for transmission across a data communication link. The data is converted, by the component, to one or more first fixed length frames. The one or more first fixed length frames are then transmitted, by the component, on the data communication link in a continuous stream of frames. The continuous stream of frames includes one or more second fixed length frames generated when no data is available for inclusion in the frames of the continuous stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Hall, Guerney D. H. Hunt, Paul A. Karger, Mark F. Mergen, David R. Safford, David C. Toll
  • Patent number: 9953310
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing a plurality of virtual secure elements (virtual SEs) to mobile devices with secure elements (SEs). A method generates and forwards a certificate authority security domain (CASD) key for a plurality of virtual SEs to an SE supplier that created the CASD. The method receives a card serial number (CSN) and a card production life cycle (CPLC) key from the SE supplier and forwards these to a mobile device maker. An updated CSN and CPLC data is received from the device maker with an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) and an issuer security domain key (ISD key) is added to the CSN and CPLC data by a master secure element issuer trusted service manager (master SEI TSM). An application is provisioned to the device that retrieves the CSN, CPLC data, and the IMEI, which are used for to verify and activate the virtual SE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Theresa L. Smith
  • Patent number: 9922317
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, which facilitates a terminal to be used in further consideration of user's convenience. According to at least one of embodiments of the present invention, a strict authentication procedure for expense payment can be performed via a simple and convenient user interface between a mobile terminal and a terminal user. In particular, since at least one of a selection and authentication of a payment means of the mobile terminal can be performed via at least one of an aligned direction, a moving direction and a moving track of the mobile terminal, the user interface between the mobile terminal and the terminal user for the expense payment can be further simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sure Bak, Eunji Lee
  • Patent number: 9911146
    Abstract: A system and method for securely authenticating a user for the purpose of accessing information, such as private financial or personal information, in an online environment are disclosed. In addition, a system and method for allowing consumers to make secure payments from an electronic wallet with biometric authentication are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Siegal, Simon Rowell, Thomas Hintz
  • Patent number: 9886687
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for digital rights management (DRM) with steps and means for receiving a registration request from one of a plurality of DRM agent devices requesting to register one of a plurality of user accounts and the one DRM agent device to one of a plurality of rights issuers, completing a registration process in the one rights issuer, including establishment of a relationship among the one user account, the one DRM agent device and the one rights issuer; and returning a registration completion response to the one DRM agent device. The invention provides support to the many-to-many relationships among DRM entities, such as DRM agent device, user account and rights issuer, so that the DRM system can be applied to more business modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ya Bin Dang, Bo Feng, Ling Shao, Rong Yan
  • Patent number: 9881348
    Abstract: Techniques are described for generating a license for software installed on a device. An entitlement certificate is generated including one or more entitlements describing license characteristics of the software. The one or more entitlements are determined in accordance with first information about the software. The first information includes at least one of a purchase token and package information. A binding certificate in accordance with a binding type for the software is generated. A license in accordance with said binding certificate and said entitlement certificate is generated. The binding certificate identifies an entity to which the license is bound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Aidan T. Hughes, Alexander V. Baxter, Mark Kenworthy, Alexander Frank, Oliver Szimmetat
  • Patent number: 9864993
    Abstract: A payment authentication service authenticates the identity of a payer during online transactions. The authentication service of the present invention allows a card issuer to verify a cardholder's identity using a variety of authentication methods, such as the use of passwords. Also, the only system participant requiring a certificate is the issuing financial institution. One embodiment of the invention for authenticating the identity of a cardholder during an online transaction involves querying an access control server to determine if a cardholder is enrolled in the payment authentication service, requests a password from the cardholder, verifies the password, and notifies a merchant whether the cardholder's authenticity has been verified. In another aspect of the invention, a chip card and the authentication service independently generate cryptograms that must match in order for the service to verify that the correct chip card is being used by the cardholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Kevin D. Weller, Stephen W. Ryan, Peter R. Hill, Thomas J. Manessis, Tony D. Lewis, Benedicto H. Dominguez, Peter Bray, James Donald Reno, Liane Redford, Philippe Levy, Trudy Hill
  • Patent number: 9858561
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for digital rights management (DRM) with steps and means for receiving a registration request from one of a plurality of DRM agent devices requesting to register one of a plurality of user accounts and the one DRM agent device to one of a plurality of rights issuers, completing a registration process in the one rights issuer, including establishment of a relationship among the one user account, the one DRM agent device and the one rights issuer; and returning a registration completion response to the one DRM agent device. The invention provides support to the many-to-many relationships among DRM entities, such as DRM agent device, user account and rights issuer, so that the DRM system can be applied to more business modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ya Bin Dang, Bo Feng, Ling Shao, Rong Yan
  • Patent number: 9846877
    Abstract: An in-store mobile payment system and method can facilitate the use of a user's mobile device to facilitate payment for products purchased at a store. The user can take a picture of a product being purchased or can take a picture of a bar code for the product. The picture can be taken with the user's mobile device and can be used to identify the product. A payment provider can provide a unique PIN code for the transaction. The user can enter the PIN code into a keypad of the merchant and/or can swipe a card with a card reader of the merchant to complete the transaction. Thus, the user can avoid the inconvenience of waiting in line at a checkout counter and the merchant can reduce the store's overhead by eliminating at least some checkout counters and checkout clerks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Ayub S. Khan
  • Patent number: 9836702
    Abstract: A method operative at an identity provider enforces a digital rights management (DRM) scheme associated with a piece of content. The identity provider is an entity that participates in a “federation” with one or more other entities including, for example, an service provider (e.g., a content provider), a DRM privileges provider, and a DRM policy provider. In one embodiment, the method begins by having the identity provider obtain and evaluate against a DRM policy a set of DRM privileges associated with the end user requesting access to the piece of content. Based on the evaluation, the identity provider generates a single sign on (SSO) message that includes a reference to the set of DRM privileges. The message is then forward to the service provider entity, which provides the end user a response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Heather Maria Hinton
  • Patent number: 9836908
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to blockchain technology. Specifically, this invention relates to adapting blockchain technology for the storage of voting data in an electronic voting system. The system includes a distributed network of voting machines in communication with each other. Each voting machine has a barcode scanner, a network communications device and a computer system running a voting client. Votes are received through the barcode scanner or a voter interface system and stored securely on a blockchain. The tally for various candidates in the election is updated and stored as each vote is received and counted. This creates an auditable trail of votes and the tally which can be used to detect, correct, and prevent fraud and error in the vote counting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Nikolaos Spanos, Andrew R. Martin, Eric T. Dixon
  • Patent number: 9805363
    Abstract: Leveraging the wealth of information available on-line to accelerate and facilitate commercial transactions initiated by viewers of television programming, both during conventional programming and while using interactive features such as shopping channels, application channels, executing downloaded applications, and the like, for reducing the amount and frequency of user input required by accelerating and simplifying the process of accessing stored profiles and payment methods in these transactions, and by reducing user efforts in maintaining their on-line presence without compromising user security, is described. The motivation for such simplification derives from concerns apparent in emerging t-commerce transactions, where the means by which viewers may engage in two-way transactions directly in the context of the television programming are different and frequently more constrained than in traditional e-commerce and m-commerce modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: DA IP CORP.
    Inventors: David M. Rudnick, Christopher A. Lee, Jared R. Wolf, Wei Hu
  • Patent number: 9805400
    Abstract: A system and method of providing media files such as songs or video over a network includes a first and a second transaction, separated by distinct website visits. In the first transaction, a file provider receives a payment over a network link, selects a first codec is selected based on a type of network link, and downloads a first copy of a media file to a customer that is compressed with the first codec. The provider also promises to download during a second transaction an additional copy of the song. During that second transaction, that or another provider downloads the additional copy of the media file without receiving further payment from the customer. The additional copy is compressed with a second codec that optimizes for the link used in the second transaction. Preferably, the customer concludes with a smaller AAC+ file downloaded to a mobile station and a higher fidelity AAC LTP file downloaded to a PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Tom Duggan
  • Patent number: 9805374
    Abstract: Techniques enable creation of a preview license for digital content. In some instances, the preview license indicates that it allows a content-consuming device to consume less than all of the content. This preview license may create a list specifying multiple portions of the digital content that the content-consuming device may consume. These techniques may also present to a device user an offer to purchase rights to consume all of the digital content after consumption of the preview-licensed portion(s). In other instances, a content server may embed the preview license into a content package that contains the digital content, allowing the server to distribute the package to multiple devices. In still other instances, the preview license may be bound to a domain rather than to individual devices. This allows member devices to share the digital content and the preview license, such that each member device may enjoy the preview experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Patrik Schnell, Clifford P. Strom, Adrian J Oney, Mark L. Beaubien, Kedarnath A. Dubhashi, Alexandre V. Grigorovitch, Anand Paka, Satvir Randhawa
  • Patent number: 9785942
    Abstract: Methods for purchasing of goods or services over the internet. A customer has a customer account set up at a bank with associated account information. The account information includes verification information for verification parameters, such as authorized computer identification, authorized delivery addresses, authorized global positioning satellite or other secure location information, authorized user identification, authorized telephone caller identification, and/or other account information. An order is placed by a user via an ordering computer which provides order information. Such order information includes verification variables used by the bank. Verification and/or authentication using one or more variables of the customer account information is used by the bank to validate the order before assuring payment to the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: eCardless Bancorp, Ltd.
    Inventors: Randy D. Sines, Randy A. Gregory