Patents by Inventor Christopher A. Kitze

Christopher A. Kitze 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: 9356782
    Abstract: A method of storing a file is provided. The method includes splitting the file into a plurality of file chunks and encrypting each file chunk of the plurality of file chunks. The method also includes generating a first security key that decrypts a first encrypted file chunk of the plurality of encrypted file chunks and storing ones of the plurality of encrypted file chunks at a second location separate and distinct from the first location. The method also includes storing a second security key that decrypts a second encrypted file chunk of the plurality of file chunks at the first encrypted file chunk where access is gained to the second security key when the first encrypted file chunk is decrypted using the first security key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Unsene, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kitze, Vinh H. Vo
  • Patent number: 9118629
    Abstract: A method for generating and delivering a message via a web service is provided. A message for a recipient is converted to a URL and sent. A request is received from a sender having a first type of security to send a message also having the first type of security to the recipient having a second type of security. A URL message is created in response to receiving the request to send the message to the recipient and the URL message is sent to the recipient. A URL message response is received from the recipient and provides a landing message to the recipient in response to receiving the URL message response. The landing message includes a hint requesting an answer from the recipient. An answer is received from the recipient and the message is sent to the recipient using the second type of security in response to receiving the answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Unsene, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kitze, Vinh H. Vo
  • Patent number: 8898471
    Abstract: A method for generating and delivering a message via a web service is provided. A message for a recipient is converted to a URL and sent. A request is received from a sender to send a message to a recipient. A URL message is created in response to receiving the request to send the message to the recipient and the URL message is sent to the recipient. A URL message response is received from the recipient and a landing message is sent to the recipient in response to receiving the URL message response. The landing message includes a hint requesting an answer from the recipient. An answer is received from the recipient and the message is displayed to the recipient in response to receiving the answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Unsene, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kitze, Vinh H. Vo
  • Patent number: 8886941
    Abstract: A method for generating and delivering a message via a web service is provided. A message for a recipient is converted to a URL and sent. A request is received from a sender to send a message to a recipient. A URL message is created in response to receiving the request to send the message to the recipient and the URL message is sent to the recipient. A URL message response is received from the recipient and a landing message is sent to the recipient in response to receiving the URL message response. The landing message includes a hint requesting an answer from the recipient. An answer is received from the recipient and the message is sent to the recipient in response to receiving the answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Unsene, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kitze, Vinh H. Vo
  • Publication number: 20140281513
    Abstract: A method of storing a file is provided. The method includes splitting the file into a plurality of file chunks and encrypting each file chunk of the plurality of file chunks. The method also includes generating a first security key that decrypts a first encrypted file chunk of the plurality of encrypted file chunks and storing ones of the plurality of encrypted file chunks at a second location separate and distinct from the first location. The method also includes storing a second security key that decrypts a second encrypted file chunk of the plurality of file chunks at the first encrypted file chunk where access is gained to the second security key when the first encrypted file chunk is decrypted using the first security key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: UNSENE, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kitze, Vinh H. Vo
  • Publication number: 20140136833
    Abstract: A method for generating and delivering a message via a web service is provided. A message for a recipient is converted to a URL and sent. A request is received from a sender having a first type of security to send a message also having the first type of security to the recipient having a second type of security. A URL message is created in response to receiving the request to send the message to the recipient and the URL message is sent to the recipient. A URL message response is received from the recipient and provides a landing message to the recipient in response to receiving the URL message response. The landing message includes a hint requesting an answer from the recipient. An answer is received from the recipient and the message is sent to the recipient using the second type of security in response to receiving the answer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Unsene, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kitze, Vinh H. Vo
  • Publication number: 20140136842
    Abstract: A method for generating and delivering a message via a web service is provided. A message for a recipient is converted to a URL and sent. A request is received from a sender to send a message to a recipient. A URL message is created in response to receiving the request to send the message to the recipient and the URL message is sent to the recipient. A URL message response is received from the recipient and a landing message is sent to the recipient in response to receiving the URL message response. The landing message includes a hint requesting an answer from the recipient. An answer is received from the recipient and the message is sent to the recipient in response to receiving the answer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: UNSENE, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kitze, Vinh H. Vo
  • Publication number: 20140136846
    Abstract: A method for generating and delivering a message via a web service is provided. A message for a recipient is converted to a URL and sent. A request is received from a sender to send a message to a recipient. A URL message is created in response to receiving the request to send the message to the recipient and the URL message is sent to the recipient. A URL message response is received from the recipient and a landing message is sent to the recipient in response to receiving the URL message response. The landing message includes a hint requesting an answer from the recipient. An answer is received from the recipient and the message is displayed to the recipient in response to receiving the answer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: UNSENE, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kitze, Vinh H. Vo
  • Patent number: 8041803
    Abstract: A method and system for delivering digital files in a peer-to-peer network comprising a plurality of nodes including at least one server is disclosed. The network includes a plurality of files that are available for accessibility by the nodes in which respective fingerprints are computed for each of the files based on content of the files. The method and system include partitioning each of the files into a plurality of file chunks, and assigning an error detecting code to each of the chunks. The file is then transmitted to a first node from at least one other node by transmitting the chunks of the file to the first node. The method and system further include computing a new error detecting code upon receipt of each chunk by the first node, and comparing the new error detecting code to the assigned error detecting code to verify that each chunk has been transmitted correctly, whereby the entire contents of the file does not have to be received before the first node discovers that the file is corrupt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Qurio Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Chee Yu, Greg Gardner, Vijay Vaidyanathan, Antonio Dias, Christopher A. Kitze
  • Publication number: 20050091160
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a digital file marketplace is disclosed. The method and system include allowing content owners to share their digital files on the marketplace for access by consumers, and generating revenue by charging the consumers fees for receiving or opening the digital files. The method and system further include paying a percentage of the revenue to the content owners as royalties. In a further aspect of the present invention, consumers may become affiliates of the marketplace where the unused bandwidth of the consumer's computers is used to deliver the files to other consumers. As an incentive, affiliates are also paid for donating the bandwidth and for referring new consumers to the marketplace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Christopher Kitze, Jorg Schleicher
  • Publication number: 20030061287
    Abstract: A method and system for delivering digital files in a peer-to-peer network comprising a plurality of nodes including at least one server is disclosed. The network includes a plurality of files that are available for accessibility by the nodes in which respective fingerprints are computed for each of the files based on content of the files. The method and system include partitioning each of the files into a plurality of file chunks, and assigning an error detecting code to each of the chunks. The file is then transmitted to a first node from at least one other node by transmitting the chunks of the file to the first node. The method and system further include computing a new error detecting code upon receipt of each chunk by the first node, and comparing the new error detecting code to the assigned error detecting code to verify that each chunk has been transmitted correctly, whereby the entire contents of the file does not have to be received before the first node discovers that the file is corrupt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Chee Yu, Greg Gardner, Vijay Vaidyanathan, Antonio Dias, Christopher A. Kitze