Patents Examined by Mamon Obeid
  • Patent number: 10194187
    Abstract: A media device generates a digital fingerprint of perceptual features of a segment of a work. The segment is less than an entirety of the work and includes at least one of audio or video media content. The media device sends a query to a lookup server for data associated with the work, the query including said digital fingerprint. The media device receives the data associated with said work from said lookup server in response to said query, wherein the data was identified based on a comparison of the digital fingerprint to a collection of digital fingerprints of known works. The media device then processes the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Audible Magic Corporation
    Inventors: Vance E. Ikezoye, James B. Schrempp
  • Patent number: 10181124
    Abstract: A method validates whether a component/device installed within an information handling system (IHS) is an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) programmed device, by: reading identification (ID) data and an identifier code from the target device; generating a unique encrypted sequence using the ID data; providing a unique validation check code based on the ID data; generating a component validation code corresponding to the target device via a decryption process involving the unique encrypted sequence; and comparing the component validation code to the validation check code. The method further includes: in response to the component validation code matching the validation check code, identifying the target device as an OEM programmed device with a valid identifier code stored as the identifier code; and enabling certain processes reserved for only verified OEM programmed devices. The decryption process reverses an encryption process utilized when generating the unique OEM identifier code of the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Stuart Allen Berke, Mukund Purshottam Khatri
  • Patent number: 10181118
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a payment server, a request for a payment from a mobile communication device; and, generating, a request to verify the location of the mobile communication device. In response to receiving the location of the mobile communication device, determining whether or not to authorize the requested payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LOOKOUT, INC.
    Inventors: Ariel Salomon, Kevin Patrick Mahaffey
  • Patent number: 10147089
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed in which data associated with a transaction are protected with encryption. At an access device, a PIN associated with a payment account may be encrypted with a first key derived from an initial key of the access device and sensitive data associated with the payment account may be encrypted with a second key derived from the initial key. At a secure module associated with a host server encrypted sensitive data of an authorization request message may be decrypted. The secure module associated with the host server can re-encrypt the sensitive data using a zone encryption key associated with a payment processing network. A translated authorization request message including the re-encrypted sensitive data can be transmitted by the merchant server to the payment processing network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Glenn Powell, John Sheets, Paul Tait, Kim Wagner, Krishna Koganti, Marc Perl, Hector Rodriguez, Susan Zloth
  • Patent number: 10140611
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to, in part, providing a third party with access to at least some information in a user's account maintained by a host. The agent may assist a user in selecting an item, purchasing the item, customizing the item, and/or performing other actions. The agent may interact with the user during the assistance. In various embodiments, the user may provide the agent with a token that allows the agent to gain at least temporary access to at least a portion of the user's account. In some instances, the agent may purchase the item for the user using information in the user's account, such as payment information, shipping address information, and/or other information. The agent may place an item, such as a special order item in a virtual shopping cart or other location, which may be stored with the user's account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesper M. Johansson, Michael Carr
  • Patent number: 10134035
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and program products for providing secure authentication for electronic messages are disclosed. A method may comprise generating an asymmetric private key based at least in part upon an invariant biometric feature vector derived from an input biometric reading. The private key may be further based at least in part upon a user password. The resulting private key may not be stored but rather may be generated when required to authenticate an electronic message, at which time it may be used to provide a digital signature for the electronic message. The private key may be deleted after use. The private key may be regenerated by inputting both a new instance of the biometric reading as well as a new instance of the password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Bruce R. Bent, II, Charles R. Buarque de Macedo
  • Patent number: 10115092
    Abstract: A method of providing a mobile application service on a user equipment based on composing a plurality of services supported by service platforms executing in a backend of a communication network. The method comprises receiving a request for a content service from a mobile application executing on a user equipment (UE) by a mobile application framework (MAF) and verifying the request for the content service by the MAF through a communication service provider platform, wherein the communication service provider platform completes verification in part by invoking a service of the MAF. The method further comprises completing a payment transaction for the content service by the MAF through messaging a payment platform, wherein the payment platform iteratively invokes services of the MAF and ordering the content service delivery by the MAF through messaging a content provider platform, wherein the content provider platform iteratively invokes services of the MAF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jeff H. Bryan, Christine M. Crowell, Bill G. McCracken, Roberto Murillo
  • Patent number: 10108959
    Abstract: A method of performing a fund transfer at an ATM includes receiving an active authentication transaction key at an ATM from a mobile financial transaction instrument via a wireless communication protocol, generating a PIN at the ATM, and storing the PIN in a machine readable storage medium. An authorization request message is transmitted to a financial institution identified by the active authentication transaction key. The authorization request message includes the PIN and at least a portion of the active authentication transaction key. The PIN is received from a user of the mobile financial transaction instrument, and the funds are dispensed in response to receiving the PIN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Rudolph Christian Wolfs, David Aaron Pinski
  • Patent number: 10108963
    Abstract: A system providing enhanced security for device based transactions, constituted of: a server associated with a network address; a first device associated with a user, the first device in communication with the server over a first communication channel responsive to an obtained server network address; a second device associated with the user arranged to obtain the server network address from the first device; and a mobile device server in communication with the second device over a second communication channel, the mobile device server in communication with the server via a third communication channel, the mobile device server arranged to: obtain the server network address from the second device over the second communication channel; obtain the server network address from a trusted source; and authorize to the server over third communication channel a transaction only in the event that the server network addresses are consonant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ping Identity Corporation
    Inventors: Avish Jacob Weiner, Ran Ne'man
  • Patent number: 10108956
    Abstract: Methods and systems for conducting a secure online transaction with a payment card are described. In an embodiment, a user selects a secure payment option during an online transaction which is transmitted to a merchant computer. A notification is received from the merchant computer of initiation of a secure transaction process, and then the user computer enters a secure transaction mode of operation and establishes a communication session with a payment provider device. The user computer prompts the user to present a payment card to a card reader device, reads payment card data, creates a request message, transmits the request message to a payment provider computer causing the payment provider computer to provide substitute payment card details to the merchant computer to complete the online payment transaction, and then exits the secure transaction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventor: John R. Wankmueller
  • Patent number: 10108953
    Abstract: The systems, methods and apparatuses described herein provide a computing environment for completing a secure transaction. An apparatus according to the present disclosure may comprise a screen, a first switching device coupled to the screen, an input device, a second switching device coupled to the input device, a non-secure processor, a secure processor and a credit card reader operatively coupled to the secure processor. The non-secure processor may generate a message containing a purchase transaction request. The secure processor may receive the message, assume control of the screen and input device while the apparatus is operating in a secure mode, establish a secure connection with a server, receive payment information to be submitted to the server, digitally sign certain transaction information and submit the digitally signed certain transaction information to the server to complete the secure transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: OLogN Technologies AG
    Inventors: Sergey Ignatchenko, Dmytro Ivanchykhin
  • Patent number: 10097347
    Abstract: A content reproducing device decrypts and outputs an encrypted content encrypted by a content key received from a content transmitting device. The content reproducing device includes a content key obtaining unit for obtaining the content key, and a storage unit for storing the key unique to the content transmitting device, usage restriction information to restrict the usage of the key unique to the content transmitting device, and link information indicating linking of the content transmitting device and the content reproducing device. The content reproducing device also includes a key decryption unit for decrypting the content key with the key unique to the content transmitting device in the event that the content reproducing device is included in the stored link information unit, and a usage control unit for restricting usage of the key unique to the content transmitting device, based on the stored usage restriction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yutaka Nagao
  • Patent number: 10096022
    Abstract: The DYNAMIC WIDGET GENERATOR APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“DWG”) transforms developer credentials, codes and parameter inputs via DWG components into buy widgets, payment acceptance and purchase transaction outputs. In one embodiment, the DWG may facilitate obtaining a plurality of authentication parameters and widget customization parameters. The DWG may authenticate a user using a parameter derived from the plurality of authentication parameters and may dynamically generating a purchase widget for the authenticated user using the plurality of widget customization parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Manav Gupta
  • Patent number: 10075596
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sharing a service in a wireless network are disclosed. For example, the method receives a request for sharing a service from a first user endpoint device associated with a first customer, wherein the request is directed to a second user endpoint device associated with a second customer, performs an authentication of the first user endpoint device, determines whether the first user endpoint device has a subscription to a sharing service, determines whether the second user endpoint device has a subscription to the sharing service, attempts to obtain an authorization to enable the first user endpoint device to access the service that is associated with the second user endpoint device, wherein the service is related to a financial transaction privilege and provides a response granting the request for the sharing of the service, if the authorization is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Soumyajit Chakraborty, James Gordon Beattie, Jr., Stephen J. Griesmer, Shiv Kumar
  • Patent number: 10070310
    Abstract: A method and system for provisioning access data in a second application on a mobile device using a first application on the mobile device. Authentication data may be input into the first application, and an authentication code may be requested from a remote server. After the authentication code is received by the first application in the mobile device, it can pass the authentication code to a second application that initiates an access data provisioning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Glenn Powell, John F. Sheets
  • Patent number: 10016684
    Abstract: Security in a geogame is maintained by implementing various security techniques. The various techniques provide specific advantages for different threat modes and attack styles against a geogame implemented via a mobile ad hoc network utilizing a geocast protocol. Jamming is detected by each player device listening for expected retransmissions of its own originated geocasts. If it fails to hear a retransmission, it concludes jamming. Network interdiction is detected by monitoring for received transmissions and/or periodically sending dummy transmissions to support other devices' detections. Location determination attacks are detected by recognizing “impossible” movements. Geogame interruption attacks are detected by detecting unauthorized requests to restart a geogame. Other security measures include utilizing cryptographic keys and/or pass phrases when geocasting. Various penalties within the context of a geogame are levied against a player if a security breach is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert J. Hall
  • Patent number: 10013536
    Abstract: A software license management system may include an activation server that provides permission to activate a software product. The activation server may receive receiving a request to validate activation of the software and refreshing license information for the software in response to the request to validate. The server may additionally receive a request to re-designate the license information for the software product and may update license information for the software in response to the request to re-designate the software product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Loren Dean, Linda Cotter, Leslie Mehrez, Gerard McElhinney, John N. Little
  • Patent number: 10013692
    Abstract: In various embodiments, transactions initiated by or on behalf of users between client systems and transaction systems are sent to authorization systems for approval. An authorization system contacts one or more registered devices for approval from a user of the registered devices for the transactions initiated by or on behalf of the users that are being handled by the transaction systems. A registered device sends an approval or denial based on user input. The authorization server then sends the approval or denial to a transaction system to complete a transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Cryptocode, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Hubert, Cody Walker, Carl Minden, Ghaith Hammouri, Cetin Kaya Koc
  • Patent number: 10007913
    Abstract: Logic on a first remote device causes the capture of personal data identifying a user from an identification card. The logic generates a hash value from the personal data using a hashing algorithm and signs the hash value with a digital signature created using a private key paired with a public key. The logic transmits, over a network, the signed hash value and the public key from the remote device to a distributed public database for storage. The logic receives, over the network, a transaction number from the distributed public database. The logic then transmits the transaction number and the personal data to a second remote device. Logic on the second remote device verifies that the hash value in the signed hash value is the same as a generated hash value and verifies that the signed hash value was signed with the private key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ShoCard, Inc.
    Inventor: Armin Ebrahimi
  • Patent number: 9996835
    Abstract: Systems and methods for interoperable network token processing are provided. A network token system provides a platform that can be leveraged by external entities (e.g., third party wallets, e-commerce merchants, payment enablers/payment service providers, etc.) or internal payment processing network systems that have the need to use the tokens to facilitate payment transactions. A token registry vault can provide interfaces for various token requestors (e.g., mobile device, issuers, merchants, mobile wallet providers, etc.), merchants, acquirers, issuers, and payment processing network systems to request generation, use and management of tokens. The network token system further provides services such as card registration, token generation, token issuance, token authentication and activation, token exchange, and token life-cycle management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Matthew Dill, Prasanna L. Narayan, Glenn Powell, John Sheets, Andrew Carpenter