Patents Examined by Thanh Le
  • Patent number: 10091245
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for decoupling hardware and software components of network security devices to provide security software as a service in a distributed computing environment. A computer system includes a processor that can execute computer-executable instructions to perform various operations. The processor can perform operations to provide security services to one or more customer platforms. The operations can include receiving a network security software component from a security service provider, and deploying the network security software component within a distributed computing environment so that the network security software component can be executed by a computing resource of the distributed computing environment to provide a security service to the customer platform(s). The network security software component includes a software component that has been decoupled from a hardware component of a network security device by the security service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: William A. O'Hern, Edward G. Amoroso, Michelle Barry, Anthony Ramos, Daniel Solero, Duncan Kirkwood Sparrell, Rodney Dilts
  • Patent number: 10084757
    Abstract: A system and method of network privacy enables end-users of a Network to have legal title or rights to all data knowingly or unknowingly transmitted while traversing a network and make individual determinations about privacy. The components may include fiber optic, copper wire, wireless satellite and or terrestrial data transport, network-level (TCP/IP) switches, an apparatus that anonymizes and redistributes user data to network data and service providers, an apparatus, system, software or process that maintains end-user security using any network protocol, any encryption method or protocol, any anonymization method and a client Graphical User Interface (“GUI”). A client GUI, electronic communication or parcel enables network end-users to option out or option into every field of end-user data that is defined and determined to be technically and contractually collectable by the network owner as represented to the end-user by the end-user and network owner agreement terms and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: REPRIVATA LLC
    Inventors: Francis Scott Yeager, David Wallace Cox
  • Patent number: 10084803
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rating of signature patterns are provided. According to one embodiment, a frequency of occurrence is determined by a network security system of each of multiple patterns within a pattern database containing a set of candidate patterns from which a set of patterns or sub-patterns thereof will be selected for inclusion within a pre-match list. For each pattern, the network security device determines whether a length of the pattern exceeds a pre-defined length; and, if so, cuts the pattern to generate multiple sub-patterns having the pre-defined length. A rating for each pattern or, as the case may be, each sub-pattern is then determined by the network device based on any or a combination of the frequency of occurrence of the pattern within the pattern database, the length of the pattern or the sub-pattern and a measure of redundancy within the pattern or sub-pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Juneng Zheng, Hongbin Lu
  • Patent number: 10084802
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to computer system security. A machine accesses a set of records corresponding to a set of users having access to a computer system. The machine stores, for each user in the set of users, a baseline profile representing baseline activity of the user with respect to a set of data sources of the computer system. The machine monitors activity of the set of users with respect to the set of data sources. The machine determines, based on monitoring the activity of the set of users, that a user action of a specified user, with respect to one or more data sources from the set of data sources, is anomalous relative to the baseline profile of the specified user. The machine provides a digital transmission representing the anomalous user action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Nomi Becker, Isaac Smitley
  • Patent number: 10084783
    Abstract: A method for providing access to a target electronic device through a first service running on a different electronic device may include receiving in the first service a command directed to the target electronic device from a command sender and receiving in the service device operation status parameters of the target electronic device. The device operation status parameters may include properties of the target electronic device such as a battery level, a battery charging rate, an age, a planned lifespan, a recent wireless usage, an internal temperature, or any of the above in relation to an intervening electronic device over which communication to the target electronic device travels, or any combination thereof. The method may also include using the device operation status parameters to determine, using the service, whether to provide or not to provide an update signal incorporating the command or information to the target electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alex Dubman, David W. Keith, Jiakang Lu, Mark McBride, Rushabh Doshi
  • Patent number: 10084565
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for protecting a communication device of a railroad car is provided. The apparatus includes an antenna portion configured to include main antennas and an auxiliary antenna, a main receiver configured to check a magnitude of a received signal transferred through the main antennas of the antenna portion, an auxiliary receiver configured to check a magnitude of a received signal transferred through the auxiliary antenna of the antenna portion, and a controller configured to compare the magnitude of the signal received by the main receiver and the magnitude of the signal received by the auxiliary receiver, determine whether there is a jamming signal according to a comparison result, and take a preset countermeasure when it is determined that there is a jamming signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA RAILROAD RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jung Tai Kim, Chi Hyung Ahn, Jae Hee Kim, Seh Chan Oh, Kyeong Jun Ko, Sung Soo Park, Jae Ho Lee, Sang Hoon Chang
  • Patent number: 10084242
    Abstract: A long term evolution outdoor antenna and module that provides a compact design for wide band performance is provided. In one embodiment, the antennas comprises a top element, a feed coupled to the top element, and an unbalanced communication line coupled to the feed via a bottom element, wherein a dielectric layer is formed between the bottom element and the feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Scott John Cook
  • Patent number: 10079680
    Abstract: A method for validating a set of payload data by means of said servers. The method includes validating information related to a set of payload data, based on which a check code has been calculated and encrypted by means of an asymmetric cryptographic key pair (A). The encrypted check code (1.11) has been stored at the archive server and associated with a time stamp, which can be used for validation of the set of payload data. The method may enable a selective revocation of certificates that have been used for signing the set of payload data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: EMERGING SENSE, AFFARSUTVECKLING AB
    Inventor: Peter Holm
  • Patent number: 10079880
    Abstract: A method of identifying invalid participants in a synchronization group. The method generates a device synchronization group identifier (DSGI) for a first device from a device-specific key of the first device. The method joins the first device in the synchronization group by using the DSGI of the first device. Prior to the joining of the first device, the synchronization group stores a set of DSGIs of a set of devices that have joined the synchronization group. The method determines that a particular DSGI stored in the synchronization group is the same as the DSGI of the first device. The method identifies the particular DSGI stored in the synchronization group as a DSGI of an invalid participant of the synchronization group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Richard F. Murphy, Yannick L. Sierra, Andrew R. Whalley
  • Patent number: 10075209
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a radio system comprising an antenna device, an antenna connector arrangement and a radio transceiver with a transmitter branch and a receiver branch. The antenna connector arrangement connects the antenna device to the transmitter branch and to the receiver branch, and comprises a first tuneable band-stop filter, a second tuneable band-stop filter and a three-way-junction. The first tuneable band-stop filter is connected to the transmitter branch and a transmitter input port of the three-way-junction to filter radio signals, and the second tuneable band-stop filter is connected to the receiver branch and a receiver output port of the three-way-junction to filter radio signals. The three-way-junction comprises a first antenna port that is connected to the antenna device. The present disclosure also relates to an antenna connector arrangement, an antenna arrangement, and an electrically tuneable waveguide band-stop filter arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Tobias Nilsson, Göran Nilsson, Robert Lindgren, Ove Persson
  • Patent number: 10075530
    Abstract: A method and electronic device for establishing a connection with an external electronic device are disclosed. The electronic device may include: at least one communication interface configured to acquire information on at least one external device and a processor. The processor is configured to acquire, from a first external electronic device, a signal associated with identification information on the first external electronic device through the at least one communication interface. The processor is further configured to generate connection information for establishing a connection with a second external electronic device at least partially based on the identification information. The processor is further configured to establish the connection with the second external electronic device through the at least one communication interface at least partially based on the generated connection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Ho Park, Jun-Sik Kwon, Gi-Beom Kim, Jun-Hak Lim, Hyuk Kang, In-Ji Jin
  • Patent number: 10069196
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a first nonconductive supporting element, a second nonconductive supporting element, and an antenna structure. The first nonconductive supporting element and the second nonconductive supporting element are adjacent to each other. The first nonconductive supporting element and the second nonconductive supporting element have different heights. The antenna structure is formed on the first nonconductive supporting element and the second nonconductive supporting element. The antenna element includes a feeding connection element, a first radiation element, and a second radiation element. The feeding connection element is coupled to a feeding point. The first radiation element and the second radiation element are coupled to the feeding connection element. The feeding connection element is disposed between the first radiation element and the second radiation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ming-Ching Yen, Kun-Sheng Chang, Shih-Ting Huang, Cheng-Yu Hsieh, Ching-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10063681
    Abstract: A wearable device and corresponding method include producing, at a wearable device, an incoming call processing option list in response to a rejection input from a user rejecting an incoming call from a mobile terminal. The wearable device and corresponding method further transmit, from the wearable device to the mobile terminal, a result value corresponding to a gesture of the user and in response to the incoming call processing option list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Mok Choi, Sang Joon Kim, Su-Hyun Na, Yu-Jin Na, Jong Kee Lee, Soon Kyu Jang, Young Ei Cho
  • Patent number: 10044874
    Abstract: Disclosed are a telephone-number-based information loading method and device, wherein the method comprises steps of: detecting a telephone number in current display contents on a terminal side; determining whether the telephone number carries a feature identifier; and if yes, then generating a dial option control that is based on the telephone number in the current display contents, and/or invoking entry information of a webpage type service previously associated with the telephone number. According to the present invention, it is possible to conserve bandwidth resources, while preventing the occurrence of a situation in which a user mistakenly enters a dangerous website because of a search error, resulting in a security threat or other losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Qihoo Technology Limited
    Inventors: Bin Li, Yanbei Jiang, Shaoqing Tan
  • Patent number: 10034268
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and method for enabling communication with a user device using that user device's magnetometer. In some embodiments, a magnetic beacon may generate a sequence of input signals that correspond to activations and deactivations of a magnetic field. A magnetometer in a user device may detect sudden changes in magnetic field and may be used to determine that those changes include a message. In some embodiments, the user device may monitor for an initiation sequence. Upon detecting a sequence of magnetic field activations and deactivations (which may appear to the magnetometer as a sequence of sudden rotational position changes), the user device may interpret a message conveyed by the magnetic beacon. In some embodiments, the user device may communicate the message to a service provider computer, which may subsequently identify additional information related to the message and provide that additional information to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Hazlewood, Neeresh Padmanabhan
  • Patent number: 10033449
    Abstract: A method for receiving a reference signal for position determination in a wireless communication system according to one embodiment of the present invention may comprise the steps of: receiving configuration information regarding a positioning reference signal (PRS), the method thereof being performed by user equipment (UE) and that is transmitted from a plurality of antenna ports, wherein the PRS related configuration information includes information regarding a beam direction applied to the PRS; measuring each PRS group to which the same beam direction related information is applied; and reporting the measurement results of the respective PRS group to a serving base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunho Lee, Hanjun Park, Jonghyun Park, Hyukjin Chae, Youngtae Kim
  • Patent number: 10033715
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method for authenticating a login without a password. The method includes: receiving a request to authenticate a login, the request including a user identifier and excluding a password; based on the user identifier, identifying a device to be used to authenticate the login; and in response to determining that a login confirmation message has been received from the identified device, authenticating the login.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: nadaPASS, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay Lawrence Cox
  • Patent number: 10027482
    Abstract: A method and a cryptographic device for encrypting/decrypting an input message by using an algorithm having as entries, said input message, a cryptographic key, and a complementary unique value used as parameter of the algorithm. The output data is formed by the input message decrypted/encrypted by the algorithm using the cryptographic key and the complementary value. The latter is determined on the basis of a unique value physically bound to an electronic device by using a physically unclonable function (PUF) which is inherent to this device and which is used to generate this unique value from a plurality of physical measurements carried out on components integrated in said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nagravision S.A.
    Inventors: Marco Macchetti, Claudio Favi
  • Patent number: 10028222
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling power in a communication system are provided. The method includes amplifying an input signal by a second processor farther from an antenna than a first processor, and determining whether to enable or disable each of the first processor and the second processor based on results from the amplification by the second processor. Another method includes amplifying an input signal from an antenna by a second processor electrically farther from the antenna than a first processor, and determining whether to operate the first processor and the second processor based on a value related to a reception state for the amplified signal by the second processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-Ho Son, Jeong-Ho Lee, Chul-Woo Byeon, Dae-Young Lee, Sun-Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10020863
    Abstract: A method for wireless communication includes monitoring a channel of a radio frequency spectrum band using at least a first receiver and a second receiver in parallel; determining, during the monitoring, at least a first received signal strength of a first receiver output of the first receiver, and a second received signal strength of a second receiver output of the second receiver; and selecting, based on the first received signal strength and the second received signal strength, one or both of the first receiver output or the second receiver output for use in decoding a candidate information signal of unknown signal strength. The first and second receivers are set to first and second fixed gain state providing the first and second receivers with first and second dynamic ranges. The second dynamic range partially overlaps the first dynamic range to provide the wireless device an extended dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Victor Abramsky, Guy Wolf