Patents by Inventor Christoph Cornelius Michael

Christoph Cornelius Michael 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: 7072876
    Abstract: A system and method by which novel, malicious execution traces may be detected by applying a combination of finite automation and heuristic analysis techniques. Such execution traces may be obtained by instrumenting system-level operating system calls, as well as by other techniques, such as, but not limited to, reading error log files, such as Windows NT event logs. With proper instrumentation, known good and known malicious programs may be run and their execution traces monitored. From such monitoring, a model may be derived, which can indicate those execution traces typically associated with malicious software. With this information, novel malicious programs which invoke execution traces similar to known malicious traces may be detected, and such programs may be stopped before significant damage can occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Cigital
    Inventor: Christoph Cornelius Michael