Patents by Inventor Chris Hopen

Chris Hopen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10372980
    Abstract: This disclosure is generally directed to identifying electronic forms using spatial information of elements presented on a website. Identifying a type of an electronic form may include identifying particular input elements associated with the form, determining a bounding region of the input element, expanding the bounding region, and determining any intersections of the expanded bounding region with one or more label elements proximate to the input element. Keywords of the label elements can be analyzed to increase or decrease a confidence level that an input element is associated with a particular input type. A bounding region can be dynamically sized based on a number of intersecting elements. An electronic form can be identified based on the identified input elements. In some instances, the electronic forms may assist a user in accessing or updating remotely stored personal information, including payment information, across one or more third party electronic sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Switch, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Trevor Marcus
  • Patent number: 10313350
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for controlling requests for resources from remote computers. A remote computer's ability to access a resource is determined based upon the computer's operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will interrogate the remote computer to ascertain its operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource may, for example, download one or more interrogator agents onto the remote computer to determine its operating environment. Based upon the interrogation results, the computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will control the remote computer's access to the requested resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONICWALL INC.
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Gary Tomlinson, Parvez Anandam, Brian Young, Alan Flagg, Jude Michael Dylan O'Reilley
  • Patent number: 10218782
    Abstract: The present disclosure identifies topologies of a computer network where one network appliance may be configured as a master network appliance and where that master network appliance may communicate over a network communication interface with one or more slave network appliances. Computer networks of the present disclosure may include a switch and a firewall where the switch may be coupled to several network appliances via different network communication interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONICWALL INC.
    Inventors: Chris A. Hopen, Gary B. Tomlinson, John Brooke, Derek W. Brown, Jonathan Burdge, Rodger D. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20180255062
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for controlling requests for resources from remote computers. A remote computer's ability to access a resource is determined based upon the computer's operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will interrogate the remote computer to ascertain its operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource may, for example, download one or more interrogator agents onto the remote computer to determine its operating environment. Based upon the interrogation results, the computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will control the remote computer's access to the requested resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Gary Tomlinson, Parvez Anandam, Brian Young, Alan Flagg, Jude Michael Dylan O'Reilley
  • Patent number: 10003576
    Abstract: Techniques for determining which resource access requests are handled locally at a remote computer, and which resource access requests are routed or “redirected” through a virtual private network. One or more routing or “redirection” rules are downloaded from a redirection rule server to a remote computer. When the node of the virtual private network running on the remote computer receives a resource access request, it compares the identified resource with the rules. Based upon how the identified resource matches one or more rules, the node will determine whether the resource access request is redirected through the virtual private network or handled locally (e.g., retrieved locally from another network). A single set of redirection rules can be distributed to and employed by a variety of different virtual private network communication techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SONICWALL INC.
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Bryan Sauve, Paul Hoover, Bill Perry
  • Publication number: 20180137351
    Abstract: This disclosure is generally directed to identifying electronic forms using spatial information of elements presented on a website. Identifying a type of an electronic form may include identifying particular input elements associated with the form, determining a bounding region of the input element, expanding the bounding region, and determining any intersections of the expanded bounding region with one or more label elements proximate to the input element. Keywords of the label elements can be analyzed to increase or decrease a confidence level that an input element is associated with a particular input type. A bounding region can be dynamically sized based on a number of intersecting elements. An electronic form can be identified based on the identified input elements. In some instances, the electronic forms may assist a user in accessing or updating remotely stored personal information, including payment information, across one or more third party electronic sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Trevor Marcus
  • Patent number: 9906534
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for controlling requests for resources from remote computers. A remote computer's ability to access a resource is determined based upon the computer's operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will interrogate the remote computer to ascertain its operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource may, for example, download one or more interrogator agents onto the remote computer to determine its operating environment. Based upon the interrogation results, the computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will control the remote computer's access to the requested resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONICWALL INC.
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Gary Tomlinson, Parvez Anandam, Brian Young, Alan Flagg, Jude Michael Dylan O'Reilley
  • Publication number: 20170318081
    Abstract: The present disclosure identifies topologies of a computer network where one network appliance may be configured as a master network appliance and where that master network appliance may communicate over a network communication interface with one or more slave network appliances. Computer networks of the present disclosure may include a switch and a firewall where the switch may be coupled to several network appliances via different network communication interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Chris A. Hopen, Gary B. Tomlinson, John Brooke, Derek W. Brown, Jonathan Burdge, Rodger D. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20170244710
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for controlling requests for resources from remote computers. A remote computer's ability to access a resource is determined based upon the computer's operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will interrogate the remote computer to ascertain its operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource may, for example, download one or more interrogator agents onto the remote computer to determine its operating environment. Based upon the interrogation results, the computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will control the remote computer's access to the requested resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Gary Tomlinson, Parvez Anandam, Brian Young, Alan Flagg, Jude Michael Dylan O'Reilley
  • Patent number: 9736234
    Abstract: The present disclosure identifies topologies of a computer network where one network appliance may be configured as a master network appliance and where that master network appliance may communicate over a network communication interface with one or more slave network appliances. Computer networks of the present disclosure may include a switch and a firewall where the switch may be coupled to several network appliances via different network communication interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: AVENTAIL LLC
    Inventors: Chris A. Hopen, Gary B. Tomlinson, John Brooke, Derek W. Brown, Jonathan Burdge, Rodger D. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20170148000
    Abstract: A service provider may assist in management of remotely stored data. The service provider may cause a user device to update remotely stored personal information, including payment information, across one or more third party electronic sites (e.g., websites, applications, and/or other remote data repositories). The service provider may build a site directory of sites that store personal data. The site directory may include information to enable update of personal information for a specific site, such as which pages to access, what data to input, what type of inputs are acceptable, and other selections and/or inputs to create, modify, update, or switch personal information maintained by a site with new or different personal information. The service provider may create a script that, when executed by an application on a user device, may cause the user device to automatically update the personal information on one or more third party sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Derek Hanson
  • Patent number: 9628489
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for controlling requests for resources from remote computers. A remote computer's ability to access a resource is determined based upon the computer's operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will interrogate the remote computer to ascertain its operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource may, for example, download one or more interrogator agents onto the remote computer to determine its operating environment. Based upon the interrogation results, the computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will control the remote computer's access to the requested resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SonicWall Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Gary Tomlinson, Parvez Anandam, Brian Young, Alan Flagg, Jude Michael Dylan O'Reilley
  • Publication number: 20160294778
    Abstract: Techniques for determining which resource access requests are handled locally at a remote computer, and which resource access requests are routed or “redirected” through a virtual private network. One or more routing or “redirection” rules are downloaded from a redirection rule server to a remote computer. When the node of the virtual private network running on the remote computer receives a resource access request, it compares the identified resource with the rules. Based upon how the identified resource matches one or more rules, the node will determine whether the resource access request is redirected through the virtual private network or handled locally (e.g., retrieved locally from another network). A single set of redirection rules can be distributed to and employed by a variety of different virtual private network communication techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Bryan Sauve, Paul Hoover, Bill Perry
  • Publication number: 20160212136
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for controlling requests for resources from remote computers. A remote computer's ability to access a resource is determined based upon the computer's operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will interrogate the remote computer to ascertain its operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource may, for example, download one or more interrogator agents onto the remote computer to determine its operating environment. Based upon the interrogation results, the computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will control the remote computer's access to the requested resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Gary Tomlinson, Parvez Anandam, Brian Young, Alan Flagg, Jude Michael Dylan O'Reilley
  • Patent number: 9397927
    Abstract: Techniques for determining which resource access requests are handled locally at a remote computer, and which resource access requests are routed or “redirected” through a virtual private network. One or more routing or “redirection” rules are downloaded from a redirection rule server to a remote computer. When the node of the virtual private network running on the remote computer receives a resource access request, it compares the identified resource with the rules. Based upon how the identified resource matches one or more rules, the node will determine whether the resource access request is redirected through the virtual private network or handled locally (e.g., retrieved locally from another network). A single set of redirection rules can be distributed to and employed by a variety of different virtual private network communication techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: AVENTAIL LLC
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Bryan Sauve, Paul Hoover, Bill Perry
  • Publication number: 20160164956
    Abstract: Systems and methods for routing communications to a platform service are provided. A message including payload data is received. The information in the payload data of the message is examined in order to determine the type of message. The message is then relayed to an appropriate platform service based on the type of message. Some embodiments assign numbers to the packets that make up the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Chris A. Hopen, Gary B. Tomlinson, John Brooke, Derek W. Brown, Jonathan Burdge, Rodger D. Erickson
  • Patent number: 9300670
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for controlling requests for resources from remote computers. A remote computer's ability to access a resource is determined based upon the computer's operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will interrogate the remote computer to ascertain its operating environment. The computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource may, for example, download one or more interrogator agents onto the remote computer to determine its operating environment. Based upon the interrogation results, the computer or computers responsible for controlling access to a resource will control the remote computer's access to the requested resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Aventail LLC
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Gary Tomlinson, Parvez Anandam, Brian Young, Alan Flagg, Jude Michael Dylan O'Reilley
  • Patent number: 9268656
    Abstract: Systems and methods for routing communications to a platform service are provided. A message including payload data is received. The information in the payload data of the message is examined in order to determine the type of message. The message is then relayed to an appropriate platform service based on the type of message. Some embodiments assign numbers to the packets that make up the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Software Inc.
    Inventors: Chris A. Hopen, Gary B. Tomlinson, John Brooke, Derek W. Brown, Jonathan Burdge, Rodger D. Erickson
  • Patent number: 9197538
    Abstract: Techniques for determining which resource access requests are handled locally at a remote computer, and which resource access requests are routed or “redirected” through a virtual private network. One or more routing or “redirection” rules are downloaded from a redirection rule server to a remote computer. When the node of the virtual private network running on the remote computer receives a resource access request, it compares the identified resource with the rules. Based upon how the identified resource matches one or more rules, the node will determine whether the resource access request is redirected through the virtual private network or handled locally (e.g., retrieved locally from another network). A single set of redirection rules can be distributed to and employed by a variety of different virtual private network communication techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Aventail LLC
    Inventors: Chris Hopen, Bryan Sauve, Paul Hoover, Bill Perry
  • Publication number: 20150161017
    Abstract: Systems and methods for routing communications to a platform service are provided. A message including payload data is received. The information in the payload data of the message is examined in order to determine the type of message. The message is then relayed to an appropriate platform service based on the type of message. Some embodiments assign numbers to the packets that make up the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Chris A. Hopen, Gary B. Tomlinson, John Brooke, Derek W. Brown, Jonathan Burdge, Rodger D. Erickson