Patents Examined by Ponnoreay Pich
  • Patent number: 10382412
    Abstract: A locking and unlocking system includes: a portable terminal; a key unit; and a locking and unlocking device of a vehicle or facilities. The portable terminal includes a first sending unit sending first authentication information to the key unit. The key unit includes: a first storage unit; a first authentication unit performing authentication based on the first authentication information; a decryption unit decrypting second authentication information when the authentication by the first authentication unit is successful; and a second sending unit sending the second authentication information to the locking and unlocking device. The locking and unlocking device includes: a second authentication unit performing authentication based on the second authentication information; and a locking and unlocking unit locking or unlocking the vehicle or the facilities when the authentication by the second authentication unit is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Fujiwara, Yuichiro Haruna
  • Patent number: 10372939
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may create a task configured to configure an out-of-band system of an unconfigured information handling system and discover configured information handling systems and unconfigured information handling systems that include respective out-of-band systems operable to perform the task independently of respective main processors. The one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may provide, via a network, the task to the respective out-of-band systems of the unconfigured information handling systems. In one or more embodiments, the one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may create another task configured to unconfigure the out-of-band system that was configured via the task configured to configure the out-of-band systems and may provide, via the network, the other task to at least one information handling system that was provided the task configured to configure the out-of-band system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Srikanth Kondapi, Nathan F. Martell, Joseph Kozlowski, Jr., Abeye Teshome
  • Patent number: 10375049
    Abstract: A secure control system includes a network of multiplexers that control end/field devices of an infrastructure system, such as an electric power grid. The multiplexers have a default secure lockdown state that prevents remote access to data on the multiplexers and prevents modification of software or firmware of the multiplexer. One or more of the multiplexers include a physical authentication device that confirms the physical proximity of a trusted individual when remote access is requested. A user accesses the network and one of the multiplexers remotely by way of login credentials. The trusted individual confirms the identity of the remote user and operates the physical authentication device connected with and in proximity to that multiplexer, thereby confirming that the remote user can be trusted to access data and reconfigure the multiplexers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael David Kramarczyk
  • Patent number: 10317919
    Abstract: A thermostat resists tampering by including a hidden mechanism for switching from a limit setting mode to an operation mode. In some embodiments, the switching mechanism is in the form of a tamper proof switch or jumper on the thermostat's circuit board. The switching mechanism can be hidden from a potential non-administrative user and can be located on the circuit board of the thermostat, as opposed to on the external housing. While the switching mechanism is in limit setting mode, the limits of the thermostat's temperature range can be adjusted. Once these limits have been set, the adjuster can move the switching mechanism to operation mode, and the thermostat will now be able to maintain temperatures within the new limit settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Braeburn Systems LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Poplawski, Robert Rados
  • Patent number: 10275605
    Abstract: A system and method to recognize the utilization of an unsupported workflow process to process the document to be rendered; write, when it is recognized that an unsupported workflow process is to be utilized in processing the document, security information, from a document security tag associated with the document, in a supported area in the document, to create a modified document, the modified document having security information, from the document security tag, written therein; process, using the unsupported workflow process, the modified document; and render, by the printing system, the modified document in accordance the security, governance, or tracking measures documented in the document security tag associated with the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Elhassen, Jason Slack
  • Patent number: 10243746
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are included for providing I/O state protections to a virtualized environment. An example method includes configuring, by a hypervisor, a processor to execute instructions corresponding to a guest of a virtual machine (VM). As part of a transition of operations from the VM to the hypervisor, the guest specifies a first register of the processor. The processor then provides the hypervisor with access to non-encrypted data stored in first register, while data stored in non-specified registers is maintained in the processor in an encrypted format. The hypervisor receives the non-encrypted data from the first register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: RED HAT, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Tsirkin, Karen Noel
  • Patent number: 10235541
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system and method for confidential data management, which is adapted for managing confidential data saved at a private space of a USB disk. The private space is needed to have a specific password to decrypt. The method comprises the following steps: determining that character strings inputting by a user matches the specific password or not; if matches, decrypting the private space; capturing an IP address of a computer device connected to the USB disk; transmitting the IP address to a remote management server; analyzing the IP address by the remote management server so as to locate a current position of the USB disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheng-Yu Wu, Ming-Yuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10209681
    Abstract: A safety device includes a monitoring unit, a test block and an output stage having at least one contact member. The monitoring unit includes at least two outputs and provides at least two, different output signals for testing its absence from faults. The monitoring unit provides at least one enabling signal for a switch-off function The test block includes at least one input and is configured to monitor at least one of the output signals of the monitoring unit. The test block also includes at least one output and provides at least one enabling signal for a switch-off function. The at least one contact member of the output stage has at least two inputs and is configured to link at least one of the output signals of the monitoring unit to the at least one enabling signal of the test block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Klaus Obrecht
  • Patent number: 10179961
    Abstract: An embroidery production monitoring system for use in combination with one or more embroidery machines includes at least one mimic light component including a light component, an enclosure flange that is sized and structured for attachment over the machine bulb and lens of the one or more embroidery machines, and a light sensor that is structured and disposed for detecting light emitted by the machine bulb; a plurality of sensors being structured and disposed for collecting performance data of the one or more embroidery machines and transmitting the performance data to the at least one mimic light component and a control box; the control box including a visual display interface, and the control box being provided for receiving the performance data and displaying a plurality of performance measurements on the visual display interface; and wherein the mimic light component is automatically actuated by delivery of a signal from the light sensor to the light component to thereby illuminate the light component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Conrad Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernhard Conrad, Gilbert Carlson
  • Patent number: 9993976
    Abstract: A system and method for calibrating a laser scanning system is provided. Various embodiments involve the use of a calibration plate with reference markings which is positioned to receive a directed beam in a set of known laser scanner positions. The directed beam forms a laser spot on the calibration plate, and the laser spot is captured using an image acquisition assembly such as a digital camera along with a motorized mount. The movement of the image acquisition assembly may be coordinated with the movement of the laser scanner to track the laser spot across the plate. After photographing various positions, actual laser spot coordinates are deduced from their position relative to the known positions of the reference markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Materialise NV
    Inventors: Sam Coeck, Kurt Renap
  • Patent number: 9962038
    Abstract: A modular food holding system includes a plurality of individual modularized food holding chambers, each of the plurality of food holding chambers being physically and communicatively removably connected to one another. Each of the food holding chambers includes a food holding cavity and at least one of a heating element and/or a cooling element for heating or cooling the food holding cavity. A chamber base is physically and communicatively removably connected to one of the food holding chambers and operation of at least one food holding chamber is controlled by the chamber base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Loren J. Veltrop, Christine S. Laub
  • Patent number: 8370620
    Abstract: A distribution system including, for connection over a network a plurality of client upload devices, each client upload device storing one or more chunks of a content file, a client download device configured to download from the client upload devices chunks of the content file stored by the respective client upload devices and an incentive device configured to generate token data packets exchangeable for chunks of the content file. The client download device is configured to acquire a plurality of token data packets from the incentive device and to communicate with individual respective client upload devices and thereby download, in exchange for respective token data packets, stored chunks of the content file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Philip Marivoet, Andreas Papaspyropoulos, Christopher Rutherford, Olivier Elshocht, Jaqueline Mallett, Tom Hostyn
  • Patent number: 8370902
    Abstract: Network entities controlling a set of nodes may vary by trustworthiness, such as tolerance for nodes that send spam, distribute malware, or perform denial-of-service attacks. A device receiving such activities may identify a trust rating of the network entity and apply appropriately stringent filtering (such as spam evaluation) to activities received from nodes controlled by the network entity. However, a poor trust rating of a network entity may subject a legitimate node controlled by the network entity to inefficiently or unfairly stringent activity filtering. Instead, the device may evaluate the activities of a particular node, assign a trust rating to the node, and if the trust rating of the node is higher than the trust rating of the network entity, apply less stringent activity filtering to the activities of the node, thereby “rescuing” the node from the more stringent activity filtering applied to the other nodes of the network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm H Davis, Aravind K Ramachandran, Geoffrey J Hulten, Ivan Osipkov, Milenko Drinic, Eliot C. Gillum, Krishna C. Vitaldevara, Jason D. Walter, Mehrdad Bidgoli, Robert L. McCann
  • Patent number: 8370621
    Abstract: Counting values can be encrypted as a set of counting value cyphertexts according to a hidden vector encryption scheme using sample values of a set of samples, where each of the samples can include multiple sample values. Additionally, tokens can be generated. The tokens can be configured according to the hidden vector encryption scheme, such that each of the tokens can enable decryption of matching cyphertexts. Processing of the counting value cyphertexts and the tokens can be delegated to a map-reduce computer cluster. The cluster can run a map-reduce program to produce and return count representations. Each count representation can represent a count of a set of the counting value cyphertext(s) whose decryption was enabled by one or more of the token(s). For example, the counts may be counts that can be used in constructing a data structure such as a decision tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mariana Raykova, Seny F. Kamara
  • Patent number: 8359469
    Abstract: A cryptosystem prevents replay attacks within existing authentication protocols, susceptible to such attacks but containing a random component, without requiring modification to said protocols. The entity charged with authentication maintains a list of previously used bit patterns, extracted from a portion of the authentication message connected to the random component. If the bit pattern has been seen before, the message is rejected; if the bit pattern has not been seen before, the bit pattern is added to the stored list and the message is accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Certicom Corp.
    Inventors: Scott A. Vanstone, Sherry E. Shannon-Vanstone
  • Patent number: 8331561
    Abstract: A sink may be to used to process multimedia digital data. The sink may include a plurality of input ports, an output port, a switchably-enabled selector to select an input port from a plurality of HDMI input ports to couple to an output port, a control circuit to detect encrypted data in a channel of the input ports; and a plurality of decryption engines. Each of the decryption engines may be coupled to respective input ports to synchronize with a corresponding encryption engine of a data source after the control circuit detects encrypted data in the channel of the respective input port. Additional circuitry may be included to operate the sink in a power saving mode. Also, methods for processing the data in both power saving and non-power saving modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Ventura Domingo, Lucas Valentin Garcia, Michael Joseph Fernald, Rajesh Rama Chandran, Joseph Michael Barry
  • Patent number: 8327459
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, are described for authenticating the usage of an application. A request to execute an application is received from a user device. The application is executed based on the request. An application-level usage indicator is received from the user device. The application-level usage indicator corresponds to current operation of the application by a user and comprises at least (i) user input commands and (ii) passive usage metrics. The identity of the user is determined by comparing the application-level usage indicator with a pre-established user profile wherein the user profile is associated with previous operation of the application by the user and comprises at least (i) user input commands and (ii) passive usage metrics. Execution of the application is terminated at the user device if the identified user is not entitled to use the application according to the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Time Warner, Inc.
    Inventors: Norihiro Edwin Aoki, David Alan Bryan
  • Patent number: 8325796
    Abstract: A method for decoding compressed video information is disclosed. The video information can include a plurality of frames each having a plurality of blocks. The method includes reading from the video information a segment map that associates blocks in the frame with four segment identifiers. Each segment identifier is associated with one or more segment parameters, such as quantization parameters, loop filter type, loop filter strength and sub-pixel interpolation filter. The blocks in each segment are then decoded using the associated segment parameters. Segment parameters can persist to following frames unless overwritten by a subsequent frame. A frame can also include a bit suppressing segmentation, in which case default parameters are used for all blocks in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Wilkins, James Bankoski, Yaowu Xu
  • Patent number: 8321930
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer-readable media for granting access to a component of a computing device. In particular, embodiments provide methods of presenting a plurality of images on a screen of the computing device. Keyboard-based inputs are received, where the inputs are based on relationships between the images. Based on the accuracy of the inputs received, access is granted to the component of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Wesley Taylor, Joseph Trawicki, Todd Jason Reever
  • Patent number: 8321951
    Abstract: A license management shared module, which is shared by a plurality of software, carries out use management of software by obtaining licenses from a license server. A deletion module determines whether or not this software is using licenses when the software is to be deleted, and returns the license to the license server based on the result of the determination. In addition, a deletion module determines whether or not software other than the software to be deleted is subject to use management, and in the case in which it has been determined that software other than the software to be deleted is not subject to use management, deletes the license management shared module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Hayami