Patents Examined by Ondrej Vostal
  • Patent number: 10075482
    Abstract: A method for managing multiple electronic conference sessions. The method includes a computer processor identifying a plurality of conference sessions that a user is attending, wherein the plurality of conference sessions includes a first session and a second session. The method further includes a computer processor identifying one or more triggers that indicate an occurrence of an event in at least one of the plurality of conference sessions. The method further includes a computer processor determining that the user is an active participant in at least the first session of the plurality of conference sessions that the user is attending. The method further includes a computer processor detecting at least one trigger of the one or more identified triggers, within the second session of the plurality of conference sessions that the user is attending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anjil R. Chinnapatlolla, Casimer M. DeCusatis, Rajaram B. Krishnamurthy, Ajay Sood
  • Patent number: 10003659
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to leveraging peer-to-peer (P2P) discovery messages for application layer contextual communication. A P2P middleware layer of a user device receives a P2P discovery message, the P2P discovery message comprising metadata including an identifier of a first application and content to be rendered by the first application, determines whether or not there is an application installed on the user device that can render the content, and sends the content to be rendered by the first application to the installed application based on there being an application installed on the user device that can render the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vijay Anandrao Suryavanshi, Kirankumar Bhoja Anchan, Sandeep Sharma
  • Patent number: 9843444
    Abstract: Disclosed is a communication apparatus for executing processing for sharing an encryption key between itself and another party's communication apparatus, wherein the communication apparatus executes the processing, respectively at least one time, as an authenticating apparatus and an authenticated apparatus. The communication apparatus determines which encryption key of an encryption key provided by this communication apparatus and an encryption key provided by the other party's communication apparatus is the encryption key used in common by this communication apparatus and the other party's communication apparatus, and decides, in accordance with result of the determination, which of this communication apparatus and the other party's communication apparatus is to be made the authenticating apparatus first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Fumihide Goto
  • Patent number: 9716736
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and/or system related to discovery and launch system and method. In one embodiment, a method of a mobile device includes accessing a multicast capability of an operating system through an application of the mobile device, determining if there is a similar application locally stored on a networked media device to the application on the mobile device when a multicast message is broadcast to the networked media device communicatively coupled to the mobile device through a local area network, and either populating a table of the operating system of the client device with a list of applications and/or presenting identifiers to the client device to enable a user thereof to select an identifier therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: FREE STREAM MEDIA CORP.
    Inventor: David Harrison
  • Patent number: 9690852
    Abstract: Media content associated with a playlist is provided for remote access over a packet-based network. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a host server provides access to a user-defined playlist depicting media content available from user's media content source (e.g., at a registered user's PC). User-defined playlists and associated media content are managed to facilitate access to media in accordance with characteristics of the media content and/or playlist such as format and bitrate, and as may be related to an intended playback use of the playlist. Media content for the playlists is stored in a network storage device for remote access, with the storage managed to facilitate remote access in appropriate formats, with selective cross-referencing among playlists for different playlist types, content format and content bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Barraclough, David Michael Irvine
  • Patent number: 9507968
    Abstract: A system and method for disposing one or a plurality of flying sense electrode segments so as to physically cover integrated circuits, circuit pathways and other components on at least one circuit board to physically secure the circuits, pathways and components from probes or data interception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: CIRQUE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jared G. Bytheway
  • Patent number: 9497170
    Abstract: A computer assisted name-based aggregation system that acquires anonymized data from a plurality of service providing systems without obtaining the personal information, and identifies the name of the acquired anonymized data. The computer assisted name-based aggregation system transmits a transmission request that requests transmission of data, and a value that changes for each transmission request to the plurality of service providing systems; receives a set containing hash values created based on an identification number for controlling data and the aforementioned value, and the anonymized data specified by the identification number, from the plurality of service providing systems; and identifies the name of anonymized data specified by the hash value from the anonymized data received from each of the plurality of service providing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhito Akiyama, Nobuhiro Asai, Masami Tada
  • Patent number: 9456039
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a communication device (e.g., a current floor arbitrator of the session, a proxy device, etc.) records a floor arbitration history that tracks one or more floor grants and one or more floor denials that occur while a first device is performing a floor arbitration function for the communication session with the communication group, and transmits some or all of the floor arbitration history to a second device during the communication session. The second device (e.g., a new floor arbitrator for the session, a late or re-joining participant to the communication session, etc.) participates in the communication session based at least in part upon the received floor arbitration history (e.g., by factoring the received floor arbitration history into future floor-related decisions, by selectively requesting particular missed portions of the communication session, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sandeep Sharma, Vijay Anandrao Suryavanshi, Kirankumar Bhoja Anchan
  • Patent number: 9401855
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus to deliver media content across foreign networks are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a request from a subscriber of a media provider, the media provider associated with a native network and identifying a foreign network associated with a current location of the subscriber. The example method also includes identifying at least one quality of service (QoS) parameter associated with the foreign network, comparing the at least one foreign network QoS parameter with a first threshold value, and at least one of prohibiting a service delivered by the media provider when the at least one foreign network QoS parameter fails to meet the first threshold value, or enabling the service when the at least one foreign network QoS parameter meets the first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Gordon Beattie, Stephen J. Griesmer, Arvind R. Mallya
  • Patent number: 9130741
    Abstract: A data protection system includes terminals, and an encryption device that encrypts distribution data distributed to each terminal. Each terminal corresponds with one node on a lowest level of a tree structure having hierarchies. A data protection system excludes nodes on the lowest level, determines a plurality of combination patterns that include combinations of two or more of all four nodes that are reached one level below the node, decides an individual decryption key for each determined combination pattern, and decides an individual decryption key for each node on the lowest level. The data protection system prescribes nodes that are reached from the node on the lowest level and a terminal to the node on the highest level that is an invalid node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Motoji Ohmori, Natsume Matsuzaki, Makoto Tatebayashi
  • Patent number: 8972600
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, and apparatuses for a fault resilient collaborative media serving array comprising a plurality of nodes. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method for creating a fault resilient collaborative media serving array where the array nodes do not share memory, the serving of a content file is accomplished by the collaborative efforts of many nodes in the array, and where there is no fixed allocation of sessions to nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Concurrent Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Malaby, James Barkley
  • Patent number: 8935416
    Abstract: A method and system for enforcing compliance with a policy on a client computer in communication with a network is disclosed. The method involves receiving a data transmission from the client computer on the network. The data transmission includes status information associated with the client computer. The data transmission is permitted to continue when the status information meets a criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Alvin May, Wei Wang, Tao Huang
  • Patent number: 8930563
    Abstract: An extensible architecture that enables developers to focus solely on the domain-specific nature of the stream processing algorithm to be implemented. It is positioned as an intermediary component between streaming data feeds and stream algorithms, thereby aggregating demand on data sources and hiding the complexity involved in managing active connections to different data sources. Per-algorithm stream throttling is provided so that individual algorithms do not get overloaded; thus, ensuring that algorithms receive fresh items from the data feeds to which the algorithms subscribe. Feed items can be discarded when an algorithm is not able to process the items in realtime to ensure that feed items are sampled at the fastest processing rate of the algorithm. Thus, a single instance of an algorithm can handle an entire data stream. Moreover, redundancy can be achieved by running the same configuration on multiple machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy Harrington
  • Patent number: 8904517
    Abstract: A system and method for contextually interpreting image sequences are provided. The method comprises receiving video from one or more video sources, and generating one or more questions associated with one or more portions of the video based on at least one user-defined objective. The method further comprises sending the one or more portions of the video and the one or more questions to one or more assistants, receiving one or more answers to the one or more questions from the one or more assistants, and determining a contextual interpretation of the video based on the one or more answers and the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajaraman Hariharan, Sri Ramanathan, Karthik Subbian, Matthew B. Trevathan
  • Patent number: 8887254
    Abstract: A database system comprising: a memory containing multiple data records, wherein each of the data records has a data record asymmetric key pair for cryptographic encryption and decryption, wherein each data record asymmetric key pair comprises a data record public key and a data record private key, wherein the data contained in each of the multiple data records is encrypted by the data record public key, wherein the data record private key of each data record asymmetric key pair is encrypted with the public key of another asymmetric key pair; a set of user accounts, wherein each of the user accounts has a user asymmetric key pair for encryption and decryption, wherein each user asymmetric key pair has a user public key and a user private key; wherein data is added to a data record by encrypting it with the data record public key; wherein access to the data record is granted to a user account by encrypting the data record private key with the public key of an asymmetric cryptographic key pair whose encrypted p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Compugroup Medical AG
    Inventors: Adrian Spalka, Jan Lehnhardt
  • Patent number: 8868923
    Abstract: Detection and deterrence of spoofing of user authentication may be achieved by including a cryptographic fingerprint unit within a hardware device for authenticating a user of the hardware device. The cryptographic fingerprint unit includes an internal physically unclonable function (“PUF”) circuit disposed in or on the hardware device, which generates a PUF value. Combining logic is coupled to receive the PUF value, combines the PUF value with one or more other authentication factors to generate a multi-factor authentication value. A key generator is coupled to generate a private key and a public key based on the multi-factor authentication value while a decryptor is coupled to receive an authentication challenge posed to the hardware device and encrypted with the public key and coupled to output a response to the authentication challenge decrypted with the private key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Jason R. Hamlet, Lyndon G. Pierson
  • Patent number: 8856313
    Abstract: A system and method for determining data usage based on provenance information, in a stream-processing system, includes progressively setting usage information for output stream data objects (SDOs), determining input SDOs that an output SDO depends on, based on a provenance dependency function; recursively feeding back the usage information for a subset of SDOs that can be discarded; and discarding the subset of SDOs. A system and method for data retention based on usage information, in a stream-processing system, includes managing retention of SDOs by deleting SDOs that are determined to be of null usage; and enhancing retention characteristics of SDOs that are deemed to have usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Amini, Chitra Venkatramani
  • Patent number: 8856334
    Abstract: A resource lending control apparatus stores an assignment time and a deletion time in association with each other for each customer. The assignment time indicates a time for assigning an application used by each customer to provide a service to a server. The deletion time indicates a time for deleting the application from the server. The resource lending control apparatus calculates a lendable period of a remaining fixed resource of a lending customer by subtracting the deletion time and the assignment time of the lending customer from a remaining fixed period. The resource lending control apparatus calculates a total borrowing period, i.e., a period during which a borrowing customer is to use a borrowed resource, by adding the deletion time and the assignment time of the borrowing customer to a borrowing request period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masataka Sonoda, Motomitsu Adachi, Yukihiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8856879
    Abstract: A backup account recovery authentication of last resort using social authentication is described. The account holder requests trustees who have been previously identified to obtain an account recovery code. The account recovery system sends a communication to the trustee for information to verify the trustee as one of the previously identified trustees. The account recovery system then may transmit a link and code with instructions for the trustee to return the link. The account recovery system then transmits a situational query to the trustee to provide additional security. Finally, if all the communications have been completed for the required level of security, the account recovery code is transmitted to the trustee. The trustee sends the account recovery code to the account holder for access to an account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart Schechter, Robert Wilson Reeder
  • Patent number: 8856508
    Abstract: An onboard access control system to an information system onboard an aircraft, for communication from the open domain to the avionics domain, the open end avionics domains being connected to each other through a single-directional link from the avionics domain to the open domain. The system includes: a security device including: access switches controlling access to the avionics and open domains, a controller, a module for acquisition putting data into buffer memory and transmission to the avionics domain, a data control module, an acquisition module from the open domain and putting into buffer memory, and an operator's authentication mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Genissel