Patents Examined by Nabil El-Hady
  • Patent number: 8170212
    Abstract: Device, system, and method of establishing secure wireless communication. A system includes at least one wireless communication device having a sensor to measure one or more parameters of a physical event shared between that device and another wireless communication device, and a processor to translate the one or more measured parameters into a secret data sequence known only to the devices sharing the event. A first of the wireless communication devices sharing the event is to combine a communication key with the secret data sequence, thereby to generate an encoded message for distribution over a wireless link accessible by the devices, and a second of the wireless communication devices sharing the event is to decode said encoded message using the secret data sequence, thereby to obtain the communication key. The wireless communication devices may then connect using the secret communication key as a basis for secure communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor A. Pering, Roy Want
  • Patent number: 8166310
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing access to resources of a network device is provided. A user instructs a network device to generate a user password that is concealed from the user of the network device. The network device generates the user password based on, at least in part, public input provided by the user, and an algorithm which is concealed from the user, but known to a support service provider. The user communicates the public input to the support service provider. The support service provider uses the public input to generate a provider password based on, at least in part, the algorithm. The support service provider may access the network device via a network by providing the provider password to the network device. If the provider password matches the user password generated, then the support service provider is granted access to resources of the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ironport Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Brian Harrison, Lonhyn Jasinskyj, Paul J. Clegg, Ben Cottrell
  • Patent number: 8166555
    Abstract: When a secure counter malfunction detection unit 212 deters a malfunction in a secure counter 211, a content playability judgment unit 206 performs a content playability judgment based on information managed by a malfunctioning-state playback processing management unit 214. The malfunctioning-state playback processing management unit 214 stores a malfunctioning-state playback condition composed of information such as a playback count and a playback time. The content playability judgment unit 206 judges that content is playable when the malfunctioning-state playback condition is met, and a content playback unit 210 splays the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichi Okamoto, Tohru Nakahara, Kouji Miura, Masaya Yamamoto, Masaki Igarashi, Katsumi Tokuda
  • Patent number: 8161282
    Abstract: A device and method for supporting the issuing of an authorization document (6) to an applicant; the said device comprising: a computer (10(i)) comprising a first processor and a first memory containing stored first data and instructions to allow the first processor to execute a first defined program, a clerk unit (13(i)) comprising a second processor (17) and a second memory containing stored second data and instructions to allow the second processor (17) to execute a second defined program, as well as a secure application module (41), and a client unit (15(i)) comprising at least a biometric characteristic reader unit (27; 31) for reading a biometric characteristic of the applicant, wherein the client unit (15(i)) and the second processor (17) can communicate with each other, and the first processor and the second processor (17) can communicate with each other in the form of a secure session that makes use of a cryptographic key stored in the secure application module (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: SDU Identification B.V.
    Inventors: Anko Jan Blokzijl, Gerard Paalman, Gerlof Henno Noordhof
  • Patent number: 8160253
    Abstract: A method for wireless data transmission between a base station and a transponder is provided, whereby a message, comprising at least one command and one data sequence, is transmitted by the base station, the message is received and evaluated by the transponder, at least one key is provided in the transponder after receipt of the command and before complete receipt of the message and the key is transmitted to the base station, the key is detected by the base station, and parts of the message, still to be transmitted, and/or subsequent messages are encoded by the base station with the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Fischer, Ulrich Friedrich, Jens Masuch, Michael Pangels, Dirk Ziebertz
  • Patent number: 8156538
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a method which may be practiced in a computing environment where resources are distributed. The method includes acts for obtaining policy information defining restrictions on resources distributed in the computing environment. The method includes sending a request to a server for metadata about one or more resource protection policies at the server. In response to the request, metadata about one or more resource protection polices at the server is received from the server. The metadata from the server is analyzed. Based on analyzing the metadata, one or more resource protection policies stored at the client are updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Abhijat A. Kanade, Rushmi U. Malaviarachchi, Peter D. Waxman, Yuhui Zhong, Gregory Kostal, Scott C. Cottrille, Syed A. Mehdi, Patricia Priest, Kumar B. Parambir, Li Ren
  • Patent number: 8141128
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatuses for building and executing natural language policies. Using the methods and apparatus herein, users can easily program policies in a natural language intuitive manner. The user can program the natural language policy without needing to have technical knowledge of the underlying systems and without the assistance of a technical specialist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Source Code Technologies Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Adriaan Van Wyk, Wolfgang Goldner, Esua De Villers, Wynand du Toit
  • Patent number: 8141162
    Abstract: A system, article of manufacture and method is provided for transferring secret information from a first location to a second location. The secret information is encoded and stalls in executable code are located. The executable code is configured to perform a predetermined function when executed on a pipeline processor. The encoded information is inserted into a plurality of instructions and the instructions are inserted into the executable code at the stalls. There is no net effect of all of the inserted instructions on the predetermined function of the executable code. The executable code is transferred to the second location. The location of the stalls in the transferred code is identified. The encoded information is extracted from the instructions located at the stalls. The encoded information may then be decoding information to generate the information at the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ginger Marie Myles
  • Patent number: 8141129
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for a centrally accessible policy repository. Protection policies for protecting resources within an organization are stored at a central policy repository. Thus, an administrator can centrally create, maintain, and manage resource protection polices for all of the organizational units within an organization. Accordingly, resources consumed when performing these protection policy related operations is significantly reduced. Additionally, since protection policies are centrally located, there is increased likelihood of being able to consistently apply an organization's protection policies within different organizational units, even when protection policies change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Ray, Keith S. Brintzenhofe, Rushmi U. Malaviarachchi, Scott C. Cottrille, Gregory Kostal, Vladimir Yarmolenko, Abhijat Kanade
  • Patent number: 8132231
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for logical management and provisioning of business applications within the framework of an identity management system. The illustrative embodiments providing an interface layer to map respective attributes, permissions, and resource accounts in a data repository needed to represent access to business applications via a managed service in the identity management system. The illustrative embodiments define user entitlements on a user account associated with the managed service. The illustrative embodiments provision user access to the business applications via the managed service in the identity management system upon user request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Phillip Amies, Sadanand Rajaram Bajekal, Christopher Michael Bauserman, Leanne L. Chen, Sridhar R. Muppidi
  • Patent number: 8126318
    Abstract: A system, which minimizes a time delay caused by one device being unable to access a recording medium until access by another device ends, when transcoding is performed by distributed processing, includes a main device transcoding each coded piece allocated to itself from among a plurality of coded pieces of a digital stream, and writing a transcoding result onto the recording medium, in a pipeline. While the recording device is performing the transcoding and the writing, an auxiliary device transcodes each coded piece allocated to itself one by one. Having completed the transcoding of all coded pieces allocated to itself, the auxiliary device transmits its transcoding results to the recording device and has the recording device write the transcoding results onto the recording medium which is a copy destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Nonaka, Yoshiaki Iwata, Yoichi Yamamoto, Motoji Ohmori
  • Patent number: 8117664
    Abstract: A user can receive content relating to a common topic, such as a project, through a radio-type interface. A frequency or other indicator associated with the project can be selected on a user device. The common topic can be presented to the user, based on the selected frequency and/or an authentication. Presented information can also be provided in a common format requested by the user or as a function of the rendering device. The common format can be facilitated by a conversion component that can change information from a first format to at least a second format. The information can also be presented in more than one format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Johnson, Anoop Gupta, Paul J. Hough, Pavel Curtis, Richard J. McAniff, Raymond E. Ozzie
  • Patent number: 8112630
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for reporting an execution flow of a program is provided. The system for reporting an execution flow of a program includes a program-providing server that provides a program package having information related a predetermined execution flow, a user device that transmits an execution-flow-reporting message corresponding to a result of measuring and verifying the execution flow integrity of a program package with reference to the information related with execution flow, and an execution-flow-verifying server that limits providing of or execution of a program package by testing the execution-flow-reporting message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-june Jung, Hyun-jin Choi, Kyung-im Jung
  • Patent number: 8108912
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for the management of secure data in a cloud-based network. A secure data store can store sensitive or confidential data, such as account numbers, social security numbers, medical or other information in an on-premise data facility. Regulatory and/or operational requirements may prohibit the migration or unprotected transmission of the secure data to the cloud. An operator can instantiate a set of virtual machines to access and process the secure data, for example to process online purchase transactions. To prevent unauthorized disclosure of the secure data, the secure data store can receive data access requests via a translation module that translates the secure data. The secure data store can retrieve and transmit the secure data using a protection mechanism such as a masking and/or encryption mechanism, avoiding the unprotected transport or exposure of that data to the cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: James Michael Ferris
  • Patent number: 8102659
    Abstract: In a flexible printed circuit board and a liquid crystal display, the liquid crystal display includes a flexible printed circuit board electrically connecting a liquid crystal display panel that displays an image and a driving circuit board that outputs a driving signal. The flexible printed circuit board includes a base film, an insulating layer and a signal line disposed between the base film and the insulating layer. The base film or the insulating layer includes an opening formed therethrough. Also, the flexible printed circuit board includes a deformation prevention member by cutting-away an end thereof so as to prevent heat deformation of the flexible printed circuit board. Thus, the liquid crystal display may have reduced size and improved assembly efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yeun-Mo Yeon
  • Patent number: 8103872
    Abstract: A method, comprising: receiving an encrypted signature from a tag associated with an item; determining a dynamic parameter; obtaining a key based at least in part on the dynamic parameter; decrypting the signature with the key to obtain an identifier; and performing an action related to identification of the item, based on the identifier. Also, a system, comprising: a tag reader configured to receive an encrypted signature from a tag associated with an item; and a processing entity configured to (i) determine a dynamic parameter; (ii) obtain a key based at least in part on the dynamic parameter; (iii) decrypt the signature with the key to obtain an identifier; and (iv) perform an action related to identification of the item, based on the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: BCE Inc.
    Inventors: William G. O'Brien, Tet Hin Yeap, Sanro Zlobec
  • Patent number: 8090956
    Abstract: To provide a program conversion device capable of executing a program that includes a secret operation using secret information without exposure of the secret information in a memory. In an execution program generation device, with respect to an original program that includes the secret operation, a combining function generation unit generates combining function processing for applying a bitwise self-dual function to an input value, a split secret information generation unit generates pieces of split secret information by performing an inverse operation of the self-dual function, a program conversion unit generates pieces of split secret operation processing each for performing the operation between each bit value of the operand information and a corresponding bit value of a different piece of the split secret information, and replaces the secret operation processing with the pieces of the split secret operation processing and the combining function processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Rieko Asai, Taichi Sato, Tomoyuki Haga, Kenichi Matsumoto, Akito Monden, Masahide Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8077471
    Abstract: A pressure guide for an electric connection between strip conductors on a circuit board and electric contacts arranged in an edge connector is provided. The pressing device aligns a circuit board guided between two guide bars by a spring element arranged in the one of the guide bars, such that the electric strip conductors applied on the circuit board exactly conform to the contacts arranged within the edge connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Harting Electronics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dieter Luettermann, Guenter Pape
  • Patent number: 8068608
    Abstract: A video processing system includes a video encoder that encodes a video signal into a contiguous video stream having an independent portion and a dependent portion that requires the independent portion for decoding. A scrambling module scrambles the contiguous video stream to produce a scrambled video stream by scrambling the independent video portion and leaving the dependent portion unscrambled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Sherman (Xuemin) Chen, Jeyhan Karaoguz, Michael Dove, David Rosmann, Thomas J. Quigley, Stephen E. Gordon
  • Patent number: 8065530
    Abstract: Apparatus, and an associated method for facilitating paging of an access terminal operable in a radio communication system. A plurality of random numbers are generated. And, for each of the random numbers, a hash value is created by applying the random number to a hash function. The hash values identify bit locations of a paging message. When the paging message is formed, bit locations associated with the hash values are populated with bit values that identify whether the access terminal is being paged. And, the access terminal checks the bit values at the bit locations associated with the hash values to determine whether the access terminal is being paged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Research in Motion Limited
    Inventors: William Daniel Willey, Muhammad Khaledul Islam