Patents Examined by Matthew B. Smithers
  • Patent number: 7900039
    Abstract: When a SET receives a positioning service from a V-SLP by performing a roaming from a H-SLP to the V-SLP in a SUPL-based positioning system, only a new TLS connection is generated using an abbreviated handshake protocol without generating a new TLS session after the roaming. That is, when opening a TLS session for ensuring security in a SUPL-based positioning method, in particular, when opening a new TLS session between the V-SLP (V-SPC) and the SET after opening the TLS session between the H-SLP and the SET, the key information having used in the previous TLS session is provided to the V-SLP to set a new TLS connection, thereby reducing a load of an entire system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Dong-Hee Shim, Youn-Sung Chu
  • Patent number: 7900243
    Abstract: A computer readable medium includes instructions for managing execution of an application module by receiving a request to execute the application module, where the application module is configured to execute on a virtual machine, retrieving license registration information and license status information associated with the application module, communicating the license registration information and the license status information to a license validation module to obtain an authorization response, where the license validation module is associated with the application module and registered with the virtual machine, and executing the application module, if the authorization response indicates that the license registration information and the license status information are valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Srikanth Ramakrishna, Suresh R. Warrier
  • Patent number: 7895448
    Abstract: A technique for providing computer security is provided. Providing computer security comprises providing an executable associated with a static state, determining whether the executable meets a predetermined criterion, and associating a risk level with the criterion if it is determined that the executable meets the predetermined criterion. Determining whether the executable meets a predetermined criterion does not compare the executable with a virus signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Sourabh Satish
  • Patent number: 7895666
    Abstract: A method for creating an embedding node. The method includes creating a first hash-based directed acyclic graph (“HDAG”) having a first node, which includes data, and creating a second HDAG having a second node that includes one or more data fields that store the first node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kave Eshghi, Evan Randy Kirshenbaum, Mark David Lillibridge
  • Patent number: 7890750
    Abstract: A system, method, and processor executable instructions are disclosed for offloading encryption and/or decryption processing to a system having a parallel processing structure that may include a graphics processing unit. Lookup tables support executing encryption/decryption transformations solely on the graphics processing unit. In one version, the look-up tables support Rijndael encryption/decryption transformations. Also, a system, method, and processor executable instructions are disclosed for visualizing decrypted ciphertext.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Kelly L. Dempski, Manoj Seshadrinathan
  • Patent number: 7890755
    Abstract: A secure network server having an embedded Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server that is not within its trusted security functionality and that is used to configure the SNS security and networking features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel D. Schnackenberg, Janell Schnackenberg, legal representative, Kelly S. Bunn
  • Patent number: 7890747
    Abstract: A system, method, and processor executable instructions are disclosed for offloading encryption and/or decryption processing to a system having a parallel processing structure that may include a graphics processing unit. Lookup tables support executing encryption/decryption transformations solely on the graphics processing unit. In one version, the look-up tables support Rijndael encryption/decryption transformations. Also, a system, method, and processor executable instructions are disclosed for visualizing decrypted ciphertext.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Kelly L. Dempski, Manoj Seshadrinathan
  • Patent number: 7886345
    Abstract: A method of protecting a password being used to establish interaction between a user and an application includes detecting a request for the password from the application by receiving a notification from the user indicating the request. The method further includes combining the password with information identifying the application, so as to produce a protected password, and authenticating to the application using the protected password. The method may also include a mutual authentication capability between user and the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Burton S. Kaliski, Magnus Nyström
  • Patent number: 7882355
    Abstract: An encryption/decryption method and devices for protecting data in a memory device from unauthorized access is provided. First, obtaining a specific code from a memory device and then encrypting the specific code and original data for obtaining encrypted data during a write cycle. Finally, writing the encrypted data to the memory device according to an access address. The access address can be also encrypted to generate the encrypted data. The encryption level increases by this way so that the valuable information is under protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Tian Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Haw-Kuen Su, Pei-Chieh Hu, Meng-Huang Chu
  • Patent number: 7882356
    Abstract: A secure handshake service is implemented among a plurality of UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) portable media devices and endpoints in an open network hosting one or more UPnP services. A first portable media device receives a first request for a hosted service from a second portable media device via the network. The first portable media device authenticates authorizes the second portable media device as a function of the certificate of the request. The second portable media device is allowed to access the requested service hosted on the first portable media device if the second portable media device has been authenticated and authorized by the first portable media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Anders Klemets, Bruno Kraychete da Costa, James T. Walter, Jr., Kasy Srinivas
  • Patent number: 7882362
    Abstract: In a data management apparatus (1) including a recording device (12) for recording contents data and a data processing section for processing the contents data, first management data for managing the contents data according to a first reference is recorded in the recording device (12), and the data processing section reproduces the contents data based on the first management data, and transfers the contents data to an external device (2) based on second management data which is used for management of the contents data by the external device according to a second reference different from the first reference. As a result, the protection of the contents data can be made while complying with related laws, and the contents data with optional functions added thereto can be backed up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Ten Limited
    Inventors: Yuu Nomura, Taku Yokawa, Yoshikazu Ueta, Mitsuhiro Maruo, Mitsuya Kawashita, Osamu Okada, Takeshi Ohhara
  • Patent number: 7882556
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting legitimate traffic from DoS and DDoS attacks has a high-priority (505) and a low-priority (506) queue. Besides, a queue information table (402) has STT (Source-based Traffic Trunk) service queue information of a specific packet. A queue coordinator (502) updates the queue information table (502) based on a load of a provided STT and a load of the high-priority queue (505). A packet classifier (504) receives a packet from the network access unit (508), investigates an STT service queue of the packet from the queue information table (502), selectively transfers the packet to the high-priority (505) or the low-priority (506) queue and provides information on the packet to the queue coordinator (503). A buffer (507) buffers outputs of the high-priority (505) and the low-priority (506) queue and provides outputs to the network (509) to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Gaeil Ahn, Ki-Young Kim, Jong Soo Jang
  • Patent number: 7877785
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of providing a terminal (10) with an emergency access over a WLAN (2) to a LAN (3), and a communication system (1) to execute this method. The LAN (3) comprises one or more access points (20) and an access control function (21) which admits data packets from users of the WLAN (2) associated with a first SSID to the LAN (3). One or more emergency SSIDs dedicated to allow access to the LAN (3) in an emergency case are defined. An emergency call is initiated by sending data packets from the terminal (10) associated with a selected emergency SSID to one of the one or more access points (20). The access control function (21) admits the data packets from the terminal (10) associated with the selected emergency SSID to the LAN (3). The data packets from the terminal (10) associated with the selected emergency SSID are routed, after admission to the LAN (3), to an emergency answering point (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Anne-Laure Selignan
  • Patent number: 7877614
    Abstract: A process for securing the access to the resources of an Information Handling System (I.H.S.) in accordance with the present invention which involves the steps of: initiating a first preliminary qualification process for the purpose of generating a system qualification file (SQF) comprising a list and identifiers of components detected within the system; encrypting the qualification file in order to create a reference system qualification signature (RQS); and storing the reference qualification signature (RQS); and initiating preliminary to a transaction or to a service to be secured, a validation process for the purpose of generating a new system qualification file; encrypting the new system qualification file in order to generate a checking signature; and comparing the checking signature with the reference signature and, in response to the comparison, allowing or denying access to the transaction or service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: MOBILEGOV France, S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Michel Frenkiel, Eric Mathieu
  • Patent number: 7877609
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for encoding digital watermarks into content signals. Also disclosed are systems and methods for detecting and/or verifying digital watermarks in content signals. According to one embodiment, a system for encoding of digital watermark information includes: a window identifier for identifying a sample window in the signal; an interval calculator for determining a quantization interval of the sample window; and a sampler for normalizing the sample window to provide normalized samples. According to another embodiment, a system for pre-analyzing a digital signal for encoding at least one digital watermark using a digital filter is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Wistaria Trading, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 7877591
    Abstract: A standardized system for developing hardware platforms and operating systems for computer systems. The system comprises: (1) a first standardized protocol for developing hardware platforms, wherein the first standardized protocol requires each hardware platform to include a bios program having: a first system for setting up a plurality of control features on the hardware platform; and a second system for collecting a standardized set of abstraction information and storing the abstraction information in a standardized format; and (2) a second standardized protocol for developing operating systems, wherein the second standardized protocol: requires each operating system to include an interface call to obtain the abstraction information in the standardized format; and requires each operating system to be operational on a target hardware platform with the abstraction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Vijay Kumar
  • Patent number: 7877615
    Abstract: Provided are a semiconductor device and a data transmitting method thereof. The method includes transmitting data into a memory through at least one data line, scrambling the data corresponding to at least one mask data, and determining, using the at least one mask data, data integrity of the data transmitted through the at least one data line. The method may also include storing the data transmitted through the at least one data line in the memory according to a data integrity determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keon-Han Sohn
  • Patent number: 7877596
    Abstract: A recursive verification protocol to reduce the time variance due to delays in the network by putting the subject node at most one hop from the verifier node provides for an efficient manner to test wireless sensor nodes. Since the software signatures are time based, recursive testing will give a much cleaner signal for positive verification of the software running on any one node in the sensor network. In this protocol, the main verifier checks its neighbor, who in turn checks its neighbor, and continuing this process until all nodes have been verified. This ensures minimum time delays for the software verification. Should a node fail the test, the software verification downstream is halted until an alternative path (one not including the failed node) is found. Utilizing techniques well known in the art, having a node tested twice, or not at all, can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Denis Foo Kune, Karthikeyan Mahadevan
  • Patent number: 7877783
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a messaging program at a remote computer can send a first message to a portal computer according to a one-way protocol such as HTTP. A portal program at the portal computer can receive the first message and determine if information should be sent to the portal computer. If so, the portal computer can generate a reply message that includes the information and send the reply message to remote computer on the same connection over which the first message was received. In this manner, the portal computer can send configuration control information and other information to the messaging program without requiring leased lines, dial-up connections or a VPN. Moreover, since the communication according to the one-way protocol was initiated at the remote computer, a firewall will allow the remote computer to receive the reply message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Lee Cline, Ivelin Atanasov Ivanov
  • Patent number: RE42154
    Abstract: A billing and collection system comprising an access management computer for enabling payment for a service provided over a data network to be made for a telephone connection to a shared revenue billing network where the telephone connection to the billing network regulates access to the service provided over the data network, the data network including at least one information provider presenting at least one service for on-line access by a user with a user computer through the data network, the billing network and access management computer adapted for controlling access to the information provider and billing the user for access to the information provider, the access management computer communicating with the data network to enable and terminate access to the information provider through the user computer with the billing network sharing revenues for the telephone connection with the information provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Gregory G. Carson