Patents Examined by Joseph P. Hirl
  • Patent number: 12003962
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a novel and improved communication system and communication device that make it possible to reduce an amount of time from when communication with an external device is completed to when communication data corresponding to a communication result is output to another device. [Solution] Provided is a communication system including: a communication device configured to transmit a selection solution that is selected depending on a result of first communication with an external device; and a control device configured to receive the selection solution from the communication device through second communication between the communication device and a communication partner that is different from the external device serving as a communication partner in the first communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yosuke Ohashi, Masateru Furuta
  • Patent number: 12003651
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for the divergent distribution of electronic digital certificates. The present invention may be configured to generate an electronic digital certificate associated with an artifact, store the electronic digital certificate on a distributed ledger, and record, on the distributed ledger, an interest of the user in the electronic digital certificate. The present invention may be configured to receive a request from the user to divide ownership of the electronic digital certificate amongst a group of users. The present invention may be configured to determine shares in the electronic digital certificate by determining for each user of the group of users a share of the shares. The present invention may be configured to record, on the distributed ledger and based on the shares, interests of the group of users in the electronic digital certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manu Jacob Kurian
  • Patent number: 11995171
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing access to credentials. In some examples, an electronic device authorizes release of credentials for use in an operation for which authorization is required. In some examples, an electronic device causes display of one or more steps to be taken to enable an input device for user input. In some examples, an electronic device disambiguates between commands to change the account that is actively logged-in on the device and commands to cause credentials to be released from the secure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Peter D. Anton, Patrick L. Coffman, Elizabeth Caroline Furches Cranfill, Raymond S. Sepulveda, Chun Kin Minor Wong
  • Patent number: 11995210
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to identity protection in event processing. A computing platform may modify a first distributed ledger to include user PII. The computing platform may generate an internal token representative of an identity for the user and an external token that may be used to process an event between the user and a counter party without exposing any user identity. The computing platform may send the external token to a counter party system. The computing platform may receive, from the counter party system, event processing information. The computing platform may store the event processing information and the external token in a second distributed ledger. The computing platform may receive a request for the event processing information, and may identify the internal/external tokens using the first distributed ledger. The computing platform may identify, using the external token, the event processing information stored on the second distributed ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Rick Beye
  • Patent number: 11995646
    Abstract: A method and corresponding system is presented for controlling a blockchain transaction output and/or specifying the recipient of the output. It also provides a method of controlling and/or generating an electronic communication. The unlocking script is provided in order to spend an output from a further transaction (Tx2) on the blockchain. The input of the transaction (Tx1) and/or the output of the further transaction (Tx2) may be associated with a tokenised asset represented on, or referenced via, the blockchain. The notification address may be associated with an asset or resource represented on the blockchain, or a controller of an asset or resource represented on the blockchain. The notification address may be a network address, a cryptographic key, a uniform resource locator (URI), email address or any other address or identifier which can be represented in the metadata of a transaction script and used as a destination for an electronic communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: nChain Licensing AG
    Inventors: Gavin Allen, Craig Steven Wright
  • Patent number: 11989320
    Abstract: Systems and method for creating a hidden electronic file system within a non-hidden electronic file system are provided. Files within a non-hidden electronic file system are pre-allocated and populated with a number of payload blocks, a first portion of which include user data to be covertly stored, a second portion of which include directory information pointing to first portion of payload blocks, and a third portion of which is configured for use as free and available space for new or replacement data. Each of a number of cipher blocks comprise random numbers to be used as a cipher for a corresponding one of the number of payload blocks. Each of the payload blocks is encrypted by an associated one of the cipher blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Rankin Labs, LLC
    Inventor: John Rankin
  • Patent number: 11991274
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a system with a first cryptographic device (10) and second cryptographic device (20). The devices may compute a final seed from a preshared secret known to the devices, and on a pre-seed that exchanged between them. The final seed may be used to derive a common object (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Oscar Garcia Morchon, Ludovicus Marinus Gerardus Maria Tolhuizen, Sauvik Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 11983286
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for data processing are described. Some database systems may implement data processing permits to manage data access. A database system may use encryption schemes to tie permits to data (e.g., cryptographically ensuring that the system follows data regulations). To support queries for a database implementing such encryption schemes, the database may implement a proxy. When the system receives a query, the database proxy may intercept and transform the query based on the encryption schema of the database. The database proxy may execute the transformed query at the database, receive encrypted query results in response, and decrypt the results for use by the querying application. Additionally, the system may access relevant data processing permits to support querying operations. For example, the system may use permits when transforming the query, executing the query in the database, preparing query results for the querying application, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Ketch Kloud, Inc.
    Inventors: Yacov Salomon, Seth Yates, Maxwell Anderson, Vivek Vaidya, Anton Winter, Samuel Alexander, Tom Chavez
  • Patent number: 11977660
    Abstract: Methods and systems identify and redact PII. A PII sensitivity detection framework includes multiple layers where each layer corresponds to a model. The framework analyzes data stored within different data tables and predicts whether a data column includes PII. The first layer corresponds to an AI model that analyzes each column metadata and predicts a first score indicative of a first likelihood of PII existence. The second layer corresponds to a rule-based model that uses various rules to determine a second score indicative of a second likelihood of PII existence for each column. The third layer corresponds to a column content model that analyzes content of each column using various natural language processing techniques to generate a third score indicative of a third likelihood of PII existence. The framework masks data presented to a user based on the scores generated via execution of one or more of the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: CITIBANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Shubhanshu Gupta, Ashish Awasthi, Amaruvi Devanathan, Mallapu Raghavulu Surya Prakash
  • Patent number: 11979423
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to real-time classification of content in a data transmission. A computing platform may detect, in real-time and via a computing device, a plurality of data transmissions between applications over a communications network. Then, the computing platform may retrieve, for a particular data transmission of the plurality of data transmissions, a content of the particular data transmission. The computing platform may then analyze, via the computing device, the content. Subsequently, the computing platform may determine, in real-time via the computing device and based on the analyzing, a security classification for the content. Then, the computing platform may cause, in real-time via the computing device, the content to be marked with the determined security classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: George Albero, Gulsen Saffel
  • Patent number: 11972028
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to a method for managing data protection feature compatibility. The method may include identifying a host data protection feature update event associated with a host; in response to identifying the host data protection feature update event, obtaining host data protection feature information from the host; updating a host data protection feature information repository using the host data protection feature information; updating data protection feature compatibility information using the host data protection feature information and data protection manager data protection feature information; and sending data protection feature compatibility information associated with the host to the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Pravin Kumar Ashokkumar, Preeti Varma, Jayashree B. Radha
  • Patent number: 11973769
    Abstract: An anomaly detection system is disclosed. In an embodiment, the anomaly detection system includes an anomaly detection module and a warning indicator module. The anomaly detection module includes one or more auto-encoders that receive sensor data from a plurality of sensors. Each of the one or more auto-encoders receives sensor data from at least three different sensors of the plurality of sensors. By receiving data output from at least three of the sensors, the auto-encoder can recognize expected inter-related patterns from the sensor output. The warning indicator module compares an output of a given auto-encoder of the plurality of auto-encoders to an input of the given auto-encoder to obtain an error value, and then compares that error value against an error threshold. In response to the error value exceeding the error threshold, the warning indicator module issues a warning signal associated with the sensor data received by the given auto-encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Vu T. Le, Elena E. Novikova, Matvey Yutin, Michael J. Weber
  • Patent number: 11966459
    Abstract: Systems and methods include providing virtual certification number (VCN) authorizations to an external entity by receiving a plurality of secure entity global authorizations comprising global VCN authorizations and global primary account number (PAN) authorizations, identifying the global VCN authorizations, identifying a subset of the global VCN authorizations, each of the subset of the global VCN authorizations corresponding to an external entity authorization, comparing the subset of global VCN authorizations to previously provided VCN authorizations, to identify an unsent VCN authorization, storing a transmittable unsent VCN authorization based on the unsent VCN authorization, providing an unsent authorization indication to the external entity, receiving, from the external entity, a request for the unsent VCN authorization based on providing the unsent authorization indication to the external entity, and providing the transmittable unsent VCN authorization to the external entity, based on storing the tran
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly Jo Brown, Jesse Emery, Jonathan Blocksom, Todd Safford, Victoria Yang, Brian Glowniak, Edward Husa, Calvin Sun
  • Patent number: 11962595
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method, apparatus and computer-readable medium for utilizing a shared computer system. The method includes receiving, by way of at least one interface, an access request associated with a potential user of a financial entity for access to a secure data processing center of a financial regulatory system, wherein the secure data processing center is configured to share information associated with specified financial activities. The method includes determining a classification of the potential user with respect to one or more potential or actual access rights to be associated with the potential user for accessing the secure data processing center. The determined classification of the potential user is that the potential user is an eligible user of the secure data processing center as defined by an accrediting organization of the financial regulatory system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: FINTEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Arthur P. Goldberg, Matthew A. Rosen
  • Patent number: 11962660
    Abstract: User reputation regarding exposure of data objects in a cloud computing environment is determined. Behavioral information, which indicates behavior of a user for a cloud computing environment corresponding to one or more data objects in the cloud computing environment that are associated with the user, is analyzed. Based on analyzing the behavior information, a plurality of characteristics for the user that indicate exposure of the data object(s) associated with the user is determined. Each of the plurality of characteristics reflects the behavior of the user pertaining to the one or more data objects. Based on compliance of the plurality of characteristics with corresponding ones of a plurality of rules, a reputation of the user for exposing data objects in the cloud computing environment is determined. The reputation of the user is indicated to an entity with which the user is associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Nishant Doshi
  • Patent number: 11954211
    Abstract: A computer program component configured to collect configuration item data from information technology resources of an air-gapped network for an information technology configuration management database is provided. Configuration item data collected from the information technology resources of the air-gapped network is obtained using the provided computer program component, wherein the obtained configuration item data is physically transferred between a device within the air-gapped network and a device outside the air-gapped network at least in part via a portable physical storage medium, and the collected configuration item data has been reviewed and filtered within the air-gapped network prior to being physically transferred via the portable physical storage medium. The obtained configuration item data is imported to the information technology configuration management database outside the air-gapped network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody Wolf, Sreenevas Subramaniam, Séverin Launiau, Luke Andrew Kasper, Evan Orgel, Ryan Craig Zulli
  • Patent number: 11954571
    Abstract: Churn-aware training of a classifier which reduces the difference between predictions of two different models, such as a prior generation of a classification model and a subsequent generation. A second dataset of labelled data is scored on a prior generation of a classification model, wherein the prior generation was trained on a first dataset of labelled data. A subsequent generation of a classification model is trained with the second dataset of labelled data, wherein in training of the subsequent generation, weighting of at least some of the labelled data in the second dataset, such as labelled data threat yielded an incorrect classification, is adjusted based on the score of such labelled data in the prior generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: David Benjamin Krisiloff, Scott Coull
  • Patent number: 11947673
    Abstract: An over-the-air (OTA) upgrade method includes obtaining, by a server, a new version of encrypted data and an old version of encrypted data of system software applied to a mobile terminal, decrypting, by the server, the new version of encrypted data to obtain a new version of original data, decrypting, by the server, the old version of encrypted data to obtain an old version of original data, performing, by the server, differentiation on the new version of original data and the old version of original data to obtain differential data, generating, by the server, OTA data based on the differential data, and sending, by the first server, the OTA data to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shubin Li
  • Patent number: 11950096
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are drawn to client device for use with a network controller and an external server, the network controller being configured to manage a wireless network, to change a critical parameter of the wireless network, to transmit a request for a one time password (OTP). The external server being configured to generate the OTP in response to the request for the OTP, to provide a notification of the OTP and to transmit the OTP to the network controller. The network controller being configured to additionally receive the OTP from the external server. The client device including a memory having a data structure stored therein, the data structure including a list of configurable critical parameters of the wireless network, and including a processor configured to execute instructions stored on the memory to cause the client device to receive a request to configure a configurable parameter of the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Akhtar Ghaus Zaman, Muralidharan Narayanan
  • Patent number: 11941136
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to control a display unit in such a manner that a first message, a second message, and storage-location candidate information are displayed on a screen of the display unit. The first message has been input and confirmed by an apparatus user or at least one different user. The apparatus user uses a terminal apparatus having the display unit. The second message has been input by the apparatus user and has not been confirmed. The storage-location candidate information indicates a storage location candidate of a file related to the first message or the second message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Masaya Tsumemitsu