Patents Examined by John W. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10296726
    Abstract: A digital download kiosk network is described. The network comprises: an authorization database including a digital rights management facility; a first digital download kiosk coupled to the authorization database to receive digital rights management data; and a second digital download kiosk coupled to the authorization database to receive digital rights management data, and coupled to the first digital download kiosk in a peer-to-peer manner to share multi-media content therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: James Henderson
  • Patent number: 10275772
    Abstract: The system includes a processor operable to receive a request from a customer to perform a cryptocurrency transaction with a third party. The processor may also retrieve block chain information associated with the cryptocurrency transaction. The processor may also determine the amount of cryptocurrency associated with the cryptocurrency transaction. The processor may further calculate a risk score for performing the cryptocurrency transaction based at least in part upon the block chain information and the amount of cryptocurrency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: James G. Ronca, Joseph B. Castinado, Heather Dolan, Thomas E. Durbin, Richard H. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10268805
    Abstract: A method for transferring digital multimedia rights, the method including but not limited to requesting permission from the destination end user to transfer the digital multimedia rights to the destination end user device; and if the permission is received from the destination end user, canceling the source set of digital multimedia rights associated with the source end user and transferring the source set of digital multimedia rights associated with the source end user to the destination end user device. A system and computer program product are disclosed for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Randolph Wohlert, Paul Van Vleck
  • Patent number: 10255600
    Abstract: A system includes a memory that may store a customer account associated with a customer and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory. The processor is able to receive a request to deposit a quantity of cryptocurrency into the customer account and associate the quantity of cryptocurrency with the customer account. The processor is also able to deposit the quantity of cryptocurrency into a vault connected to a network and determine a total quantity of cryptocurrency deposited into the vault. The processor may also, in response to determining the total quantity of cryptocurrency deposited into the vault exceeds a threshold, facilitate the disconnection of the vault from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: James G. Ronca, Joseph B. Castinado, Heather Dolan, Thomas E. Durbin
  • Patent number: 10255463
    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: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    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: 10229389
    Abstract: A system and method to manage a community development asset. The system includes an asset polling agent, a nomenclature taxonomy dictionary, and an asset discovery service. The asset polling agent identifies a descriptive term associated with an asset under development. The nomenclature taxonomy dictionary stores a list of synonym terms related to the descriptive term associated with the asset under development. The asset discovery service identifies a reusable asset of a plurality of reusable assets for use with the asset under development based on at least one term, from a combination of the descriptive term and the list of synonym terms related to the descriptive term, extracted from social network data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott R. Carrier, Helena S. Chapman, John R. Hind
  • Patent number: 10210491
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for processing objects. For example, a call request message is received, the call request message carrying an identification (ID) of order data associated with one or more objects, the order data including at least a total value of the objects and an ID of a second subject; a first account related to a first subject and a user password related to the first subject are acquired; the first account and the user password and the ID of the order data are sent; the first account and the user password and the ID of the order data are forwarded; and based on at least information associated with the first account and the user password and the ID of the order data, the total value is deducted from a first value included in the first account related to the first subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Xiaolong Zhang, Wa Ye, Peng Liu, Shushen Lu, Xing Liang, Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10205721
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a system and method for providing a personal identification number (PIN) to a client terminal over a computer network. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, a host connection manager receives a request for a PIN, which is associated with a particular monetary value. The host connection manager transmits the request for the PIN to a server, and the host connection manager receives the PIN from the server. In addition, the host connection manager is adapted to receive a client request indicative of the particular monetary value. The client request is generated at the client terminal and is transmitted from the client terminal to the host connection manager. In response to the client request, the host connection manager sends the PIN associated with the particular monetary value to the client terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: EWI HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Miles Paschini, Marshall Rose
  • Patent number: 10187372
    Abstract: A mobile voting system and method are provided. The mobile voting system may include a mobile messaging aggregator configured to receive voter verification requests from one or more mobile carriers, and a mobile voter verification server configured to verify a voter's identity in response to a voter verification request and generate a link to a mobile ballot once the voter's identity has been verified. The mobile messaging aggregator may cause the link to the mobile ballot to be transmitted to a mobile device of the voter, which when selected by the voter, allows the voter to cast a vote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Global Mobile, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Ballinger Durham, III, Scott Hughes
  • Patent number: 10169757
    Abstract: Transaction data is written to one or more records in a datastore using key-value pairs. The record key for a record comprises a hash key and a range key, where the hash key corresponds to a particular transaction and the range key corresponds to a transaction type. The record key also comprises a counter to distinguish between different records storing data for the same transaction. A serialized data stream of transaction data may be apportioned into multiple data records and stored in a non-relational datastore. Each record for a transaction is individually readable, independently of the other records for the transaction. Accordingly, data records storing a large amount of transaction data for a transaction may be individual retrieved and presented at an access device, enabling a paginated view of the large amount of data with low latency in its retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajendra Kumar Vippagunta, Sumesh Santha Kumar
  • Patent number: 10152716
    Abstract: Secure transactions are achieved over a public network by using a private network to handle the sensitive information of the transaction. When a client requests a product from a vendor server over a public network, the vendor server notifies a facilitation server on the public network. This results in the client receiving a set of computer readable instructions from the facilitation server. The set of instructions provide access instructions to a transaction server system on the private network so that sensitive transaction information is sent to the transaction server system on the private network rather than over the public Internet. Where the sensitive information is credit card information, the transaction server system may obtain authorization for the transaction from a financial institution and then notify the vendor accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: RIAVERA CORP.
    Inventor: Mark Itwaru
  • Patent number: 10146792
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems for implementing smart contract modules on a decentralized network are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SYMBIONT.IO, INC.
    Inventors: Lukasz Dobrek, Adam Krellenstein, Ouziel Slama, Pankaj Surana, Aaron Todd
  • Patent number: 10142322
    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: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TELLABS, INC.
    Inventors: Santhosh Kumar Thodupunoori, Senthil Raja Velu, Sridharan Muthuswamy
  • Patent number: 10134032
    Abstract: There are provided systems and method for wireless beacon communications through magnetic card readers. A check-in at a merchant location may be completed using a beacon at the merchant location with a communication device. When a user wishes to pay for an item, the beacon may alert the user through their communication device that payment may be effectuated through the communication device. The communication device may communicate a payment token to the wireless beacon that identifies payment information for the user using a payment provider. The payment token may be encrypted, and the wireless beacon may decrypted the payment token prior to transmission to an accessory of a point of sale device, such as a magnetic card reader using magnetic field generation. This payment token may then be transmitted to a point of sale device, which may utilize a payment provider and/or a payment card issuer to effectuate payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Satish Govindarajan, Geoffrey W. Chatterton
  • Patent number: 10127552
    Abstract: A system includes a memory and a processor. The memory may store a customer account associated with a customer and an enterprise account associated with an enterprise. The processor may be communicatively coupled to the memory and may cause the system to receive a request to deposit a first amount of a cryptocurrency in the customer account from the customer. The processor may also cause the system to determine a public key associated with the customer account and receive the first amount of the cryptocurrency. The processor may further cause the system to determine a first value approximately equivalent to the first amount of cryptocurrency and associate the first value with the customer account. The processor is further able to aggregate the first amount of cryptocurrency with an aggregated amount of the cryptocurrency in the enterprise account and facilitate securing the public key in the enterprise account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: James G. Ronca, Jason P. Blackhurst, Joseph B. Castinado, Heather Dolan, Thomas E. Durbin, Richard H. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10108955
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a file service which meters costs associated with aggregated file storage. A separate storage area is created for each of a plurality of cost center managers. A default storage area is created that is not associated with any of the cost center managers. Each storage area is divided into a plurality of logical partitions. Each logical partition corresponds to a content user. A content user is allowed to access a file in the corresponding logical partition of the corresponding storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Piragash Velummylum, Johanna S. Olson, Korwin J. Smith, James H. Wood, Wenlin Ma
  • Patent number: 10109129
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for express voting. In some example embodiments, there is provided a method for express voting. The method may include authenticating a voter based on a token carried by a user equipment, the token mapped to at least one of an identity of the voter, a precinct of the voter, and a ballot for the voter; and providing, when the authenticating indicates the voter is authorized to vote, the ballot presented on the user equipment. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Everyone Counts, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric James Joyce, Craig Harold Reines, Anthony Kelly
  • Patent number: 10109141
    Abstract: A method for managing a smart card system includes testing a smart card reader for trustworthiness. An indication of the trustworthiness is provided via a smart card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph F. Cihula
  • Patent number: 10102398
    Abstract: A method for obfuscating data includes: reading values occurring in one or more fields of multiple records from a data source; storing a key value; for each of multiple of the records, generating an obfuscated value to replace an original value in a given field of the record using the key value such that the obfuscated value depends on the key value and is deterministically related to the original value; and storing the collection of obfuscated data including records that include obfuscated values in a data storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ab Initio Technology LLC
    Inventor: Peter Neergaard
  • Patent number: 10083444
    Abstract: A system and method for authorizing transactions using biometrics is disclosed. The system may be a commerce authorization system comprising a portable computing device, a docking station, and a biometric reader. The method for authorizing a transaction may comprise the steps of: receiving biometric data from a biometric reader; comparing the received biometric data with a biometric template; and, transmitting payment information to the vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Leonard Pratt