Patents Examined by Shawnchoy Rahman
  • Patent number: 10999077
    Abstract: Universal tags linked to the content of a data file are sporadically/periodically generated for protecting the authenticity of the data file and/or the owner/creator of a digital file. New universal tags are generated by altering one or more keys/seeds used to generate the universal tag. Once a current universal key is generated, the current universal tag is registered on a distributed ledger of at least on distributed trust computing network, thus superseding the registration of a last-in-time/previous universal tag to thereby become the effective validation means for (i) an authenticity of the data file, and/or (ii) the user associated with the data file (e.g., rightful possessor and/or creator of the digital file).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joseph Benjamin Castinado
  • Patent number: 10992456
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving values of a data file that has been modified, where the values include an initial content state of the data file prior to modification and a modified content state of the data file after modification, generating a data structure which includes the initial content state of the data file and the modified content state of the data file, signing the generated data structure with a private key of a data modifier, and transmitting the generated data structure to a blockchain peer node for inclusion within one or more data blocks among a hash-linked chain of data blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakamura, Takaaki Tateishi
  • Patent number: 10972284
    Abstract: A method of providing a hash value for a piece of data is disclosed, where the hash value provides for a time-stamp for the piece of data upon verification, for limiting a risk of collisions between hash values. The method comprises collecting one or more root time-stamps for a root of a hash tree structure defining a hash function, wherein the root-time stamp is a root time-stamp from the past, determining whether a nonce may be received from a server, and upon failure to receive the nonce from the server, providing the hash value by a hash function of the root time-stamp and the piece of data, or upon success in receiving the nonce from the server, providing the hash value by the hash function of the root time-stamp, the piece of data and the nonce. An electronic device and a computer program are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Alexander Maximov, Martin Hell, Bernard Smeets
  • Patent number: 10963592
    Abstract: A memory device operable in either of a Secure Digital operational mode and an NVMe operational mode includes password conversion logic to enable the memory device user-mode memory blocks to be accessed in the NVMe operational mode after the memory device was locked in the Secure Digital operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Vinod Sasidharan, Hitesh Golechchha, Dinesh Kumar Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10965703
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product and computing system for: utilizing artificial intelligence/machine learning to define a training routine for a specific attack of a computing platform; and generating a simulation of the specific attack by executing the training routine within a controlled test environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ReliaQuest Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Brian P. Murphy, Joe Partlow, Colin O'Connor, Jason Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 10956556
    Abstract: A non-transitory memory storing a digital signature of a consumable product where the digital signature indicates that an identifier and host device setting data are from a trusted source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul L. Jeran, Stephen D. Panshin, Jefferson P. Ward
  • Patent number: 10951601
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that includes a control authority managing unit configured to change a control authority for a device by a first user on a basis of whether or not a status is a monitored status. The monitored status is a status in which the device or the first user is under supervision of a second user having a management authority for the device, and the first user does not have the management authority for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoyuki Sato, Hirotake Ichikawa, Seiji Suzuki, Masato Shimakawa
  • Patent number: 10931665
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to leverage third party “cookie stitchers” for cross-device user identification, which may be used by a network server to selectively provide content to a user. The techniques include a cookie stitcher associating a user with multiple computing devices, which in turn notifies the network server when the same user requests access to provided content on separate occasions from different computing devices. The cookie stitcher may also have access to a user record regarding the identified user, and may provide this record data to the network server to identify other characteristics about the user. Based upon the particular type of information that is identified, the network server may provide varying degrees of access to content and/or allow the user to interact with one or more applications supported by the network server in different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Peter Manwiller, Adam Crouch
  • Patent number: 10932134
    Abstract: System and methods are disclosed that enable data sharing across networks, including peer-to-peer sharing of content over wireless networks using peer mobile devices. A database may store content associated with a first peer mobile device. A request from a requester peer mobile device for content associated with a user of the first peer mobile device may be received at a server. The encrypted request is transmitted by the server to the first peer mobile device which may decrypt the request. An authorization token may be transmitted by the first peer mobile device to the server which may then enable the requesting peer mobile device to access the requested content, which may be accessed from the first peer mobile device and/or a cloud storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Generation Finance Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Rhonda G. Ozanian
  • Patent number: 10924456
    Abstract: A packet-filtering system described herein may be configured to filter packets with encrypted hostnames in accordance with one or packet-filtering rules. The packet-filtering system may resolve a plaintext hostname from ciphertext comprising an encrypted Server Name Indication (eSNI) value. The packet-filtering system may resolve the plaintext hostname using a plurality of techniques. Once the plaintext hostname is resolved, the packet-filtering system may then use the plaintext hostname to determine whether the packets are associated with one or more threat indicators. If the packet-filtering system determines that the packets are associated with one or more threat indicators, the packet-filtering system may apply a packet filtering operation associated with the packet-filtering rules to the packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Centripetal Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Moore, Vincent Mutolo, Jonathan R. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10922422
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for blockchain-based image processing are provided. One of the methods comprises: obtaining, by a computing device, copyright-related information corresponding to an original image; sending, by the computing device, the copyright-related information to one or more blockchain nodes configured to obtain ciphertext information by encrypting the copyright-related information and to store the ciphertext information in the blockchain; obtaining, by the computing device, the ciphertext information from the blockchain; and performing, by the computing device, obfuscation on a pixel matrix of the original image based on the ciphertext information to generate a target image carrying the copyright-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhiguo Li
  • Patent number: 10915552
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving a signed transaction from a blockchain member device, responsive to receiving the signed transaction, identifying a credential assigned to the blockchain member device, and the credential certifies a public key is assigned to the blockchain member device and was used to sign the signed transaction, determining whether to commit the signed transaction to a blockchain based on the credential, and responsive to determining to commit the signed transaction based on the credential, storing the signed transaction anonymously in the blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jan L. Camenisch, Manu Drijvers, Maria Dubovitskaya
  • Patent number: 10902469
    Abstract: Localized content from at least one local merchant is provided to a user through a publicly accessible computer device. A server interfaces to one or more publicly accessible computer devices that are associated with a vendor. The computer devices interface to content sources through a network. A user access is detected and the identity of the user and the computer device is determined. These identities are provided to a server. The server then provides content to the computer device that is selected based on the identity of the user and the computer device. At least a portion of the content is advertising from a local merchant. Revenue is obtained from the local merchants and a portion is provided to the vendor associated with the particular computer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Kip Raymond Meeboer
  • Patent number: 10878109
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for blockchain-based image processing are provided. One of the methods comprises: obtaining, by a computing device, copyright-related information corresponding to an original image; sending, by the computing device, the copyright-related information to one or more blockchain nodes configured to obtain ciphertext information by encrypting the copyright-related information and to store the ciphertext information in the blockchain; obtaining, by the computing device, the ciphertext information from the blockchain; and performing, by the computing device, obfuscation on a pixel matrix of the original image based on the ciphertext information to generate a target image carrying the copyright-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhiguo Li
  • Patent number: 10873604
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems and methods that dynamically reconfigure a multi-tiered system of network devices and software applications in response to an ongoing and/or anticipated cyber-attack. The dynamic reconfiguration of the network devices may consist of a wide range of processes, which may include generating new network addresses for individual network devices; reconfiguring the network devices by creating firewalls, changing protocols between the network devices in a multi-tier reconfiguration solution, changing the cloud infrastructure provider of the network devices, even when the underlying network infrastructure ecosystem differs across cloud service providers (CSPs); and maintaining a secure and updated data model of a record of reconfigured network devices and their dependencies to allow legitimate users of the network devices to understand reconfiguration actions that are hidden from malicious users such as hackers and cyber-attackers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Architecture Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Aloisio, Robert Joyce
  • Patent number: 10867072
    Abstract: A privacy compliance measurement system, according to particular embodiments, is configured to determine compliance with one or more privacy compliance requirements by an organization or sub-group of the organization. In various embodiments, the system is configured to determine a privacy maturity rating for each of a plurality of sub-groups within an organization. In some embodiments, the privacy maturity rating is based at least in part on: (1) a frequency of risks or issues identified with Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) performed or completed by the one or sub-groups; (2) a relative training level of members of the sub-groups with regard to privacy related matters; (3) a breadth and amount of personal data collected by the sub-groups; and/or (4) etc. In various embodiments, the system is configured to automatically modify one or more privacy campaigns based on the determined privacy maturity ratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir A. Barday, Jonathan Blake Brannon
  • Patent number: 10860741
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the disclosure are directed to customized communication monitoring and alerts using a high-level programming interface. According to a specific example, a data communications server is configured and arranged to provide a database with virtual office features available to remotely-situated client entities. The data communications server is configured to provide to the client entities, a set of instructions written in a first programming language that defines a message exchange protocol, the set of instructions including aspects of the message exchange protocol to be populated with client-specific directives. The data communications server is further configured to receive from each client entity, client-specific sets of control data written in a second programming language that is compatible with the first programming language, and including privacy protection processes implemented for data communications including the one disparate client entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhishen Liu
  • Patent number: 10853503
    Abstract: An operation method for an electronic device is disclosed. The operation method for an electronic device according to an embodiment may comprise the steps of: configuring a block layer for virtualizing a storage on a volatile memory as a block device; storing a file in the configured block layer in units of blocks; selectively encoding, in a unit of at least one block, the file which has been stored in units of blocks; and storing at least one of an encoded block and a non-encoded block in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-Joong Lee, Yeong-Jin Gil, Sung-Hwan Yun, Ki-Tae Lee, Dae-Ho Jeong, Min-Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 10846389
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a method for enhancing standard authentication systems to include risk-based decisions. Risk-based decisions can be selectively implemented within existing authentication systems to strategically modify and supplement security if an unacceptable risk is detected. Embodiments capture information pertaining to a user and user device. Information is stored to create a profile for the user and user device. A comparison between the stored information and live data can be performed within authentication systems to optimize security. If the results of the comparison demonstrate the presence of an acceptable risk, then the need for subsequent authentication can be reduced or eliminated, which improves a user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Aetna Inc.
    Inventors: Salil Kumar Jain, Abbie Barbir, Derek Swift
  • Patent number: 10848518
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods for establishing a secure communication link between a mobile station and a secondary base station in a mobile communication system. The disclosure is also providing mobile communication system for performing these methods, and computer readable media the instructions of which cause the mobile communication system to perform the methods described herein. Specifically, the disclosure suggests that in response to the detected or signaled potential security breach, the master base station increments a freshness counter for re-initializing the communication between the mobile station and the secondary base station; and the mobile station and the secondary base station re-initialize the communication there between. The re-initialization is performed under the control of the master base station and further includes deriving a same security key based on said incremented freshness counter, and establishing the secure communication link utilizing the same, derived security key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Prateek Basu Mallick, Joachim Loehr