Patents by Inventor Christopher Todd Ford

Christopher Todd Ford 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).

  • Publication number: 20190222560
    Abstract: A method is disclosed comprising providing a federated search facility adapted to search for content on a plurality of disparate computer content storage facilities comprising receiving a computer content search request from a client computing device, wherein the user of the client computing device has access rights to secure computer content on at least one of a first content storage and a second content storage; executing a first computer content search on the first content storage and a second computer content search on the second content storage; receiving a first computer content search result from the first content storage and a second computer content search result from the second content storage; consolidating the first computer content search result and the second computer content search result into a consolidated computer content search result; and providing the consolidated computer content search result to the user as a single computer content search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Ford, Mayank Choudhary, Kevin L. McCarthy, Anupam Miharia, John William Giudice, Kiran Kumar Tadakamalla, Cole Parker Mercer, Peter Wenzel, Paul Tearnen, Clement Cazalot, Salil J. Darji, Jonathan Gorin
  • Patent number: 10346937
    Abstract: In embodiments, the disclosure provides a method for managing content, including providing an electronic discovery facility of a secure data exchange environment, wherein at least one of a plurality of users of a first entity utilizes a network-based content storage service of a second entity to store content, and wherein the storage and access of the content with the network-based content storage service is tracked by the electronic discovery facility. The method includes receiving, at the electronic discovery facility, a discovery request, the discovery request comprising a request for a legal counsel of a third entity to access content stored on the network-based content storage service, the discovery request being, for example, in association with a litigation discovery action in relation to the first entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intralinks, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Todd Ford
  • Publication number: 20180367506
    Abstract: A method is disclosed comprising providing a federated search facility adapted to search for content on a plurality of disparate computer content storage facilities comprising receiving a computer content search request from a client computing device, wherein the user of the client computing device has access rights to secure computer content on at least one of a first content storage and a second content storage; executing a first computer content search on the first content storage and a second computer content search on the second content storage; receiving a first computer content search result from the first content storage and a second computer content search result from the second content storage; consolidating the first computer content search result and the second computer content search result into a consolidated computer content search result; and providing the consolidated computer content search result to the user as a single computer content search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Ford, Mayank Choudhary, Kevin L. McCarthy, Anupam Miharia, John William Giudice, Kiran Kumar Tadakamalla, Cole Parker Mercer, Peter Wenzel, Paul Tearnen, Clement Cazalot, Salil J. Darji, Jonathan Gorin
  • Patent number: 10033702
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, improved secure exchange system features include a federated search facility, hybrid encryption management (adjustable encryption key management), anonymous IRM, disassembled storage of data as chunks rather than files, asynchronous notification process/integrated file upload and messaging, an identity facility, multi-factor authentication, dynamic access authorization, and various enhancements to a customizable exchange system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intralinks, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Ford, Mayank Choudhary, Kevin L. McCarthy, Anupam Miharia, John William Giudice, Kiran Kumar Tadakamalla, Cole Parker Mercer, Peter Wenzel, Paul Teamen, Clement Cazalot, Salil J. Darji, Jonathan Gorin
  • Patent number: 9762553
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for managing digital rights management (DRM) protected content sharing in a networked secure collaborative computer data exchange environment through a secure exchange facility managed by an intermediate organizational entity amongst users of a plurality of other organizational entities, wherein computer data content and access rights for the computer data content is shared between a first and second user, the computer data content and access rights for the computer data content are transformed into a DRM protected computer data content through communications with a DRM engine, wherein the DRM engine is selected based on a content type of the computer data content, and the DRM engine is provided by an entity other than the intermediate organizational entity and other than any of the plurality of other organizational entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Ford, Visal Chandrakant Acharya, Richard David Anstey, Wasif Qayyum Awan, Amir M. Azmi, Selom Harry Azuma, Wade Michael Callison, Clement Cazalot, Mayank Choudhary, Peter W. Cleary, Benedict Robert Dsilva, Fuat Ertunc, Simon Genzer, John William Giudice, Douglas McLean Gordon, Jonathan Gorin, Mushegh Hakhinian, John Held, Ronald W. Hovsepian, Ganesh Kannan, John Landy, David Scott Lindsay, Dario R. Lirio, Himali Mahajan, Olivier Mangez, Kevin L. McCarthy, Kevin McNulty, Jerry Lee Meyer, Anupam Miharia, Constantin Miroslav, Andrew James Mitchell, Uli P. Mittermaier, Harshal Morparia, Alex Negrea, Yana Nikolayeva, Madhavi Parimi, Matthew A. Porzio, Vedang Shailesh Purohit, Liviu Rozin, Godsway Sappor, Glenn Schwartz, Fahim Siddiqui, Nanu Swamy, Paul Tearnen, Karla Toyloy-Mattera, Sudhakar Velamoor, Margin Vora, Michael Joseph Waluk, Charlie Weiblen, Peter Wenzel, Jeffery Chi Wong, Tony Yip, Khurram Ghafoor
  • Publication number: 20170142076
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for managing digital rights management (DRM) protected content sharing in a networked secure collaborative computer data exchange environment through a secure exchange facility managed by an intermediate organizational entity amongst users of a plurality of other organizational entities, wherein computer data content and access rights for the computer data content is shared between a first and second user, the computer data content and access rights for the computer data content are transformed into a DRM protected computer data content through communications with a DRM engine, wherein the DRM engine is selected based on a content type of the computer data content, and the DRM engine is provided by an entity other than the intermediate organizational entity and other than any of the plurality of other organizational entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Ford, Visal Chandrakant Acharya, Richard David Anstey, Wasif Qayyum Awan, Amir M. Azmi, Selom Harry Azuma, Wade Michael Callison, Clement Cazalot, Mayank Choudhary, Peter W. Cleary, Benedict Robert Dsilva, Fuat Ertunc, Simon Genzer, John William Giudice, Douglas McLean Gordon, Jonathan Gorin, Mushegh Hakhinian, John Held, Ronald W. Hovsepian, Ganesh Kannan, John Landy, David Scott Lindsay, Dario R. Lirio, Himali Mahajan, Olivier Mangez, Kevin L. McCarthy, Kevin McNulty, Jerry Lee Meyer, Anupam Miharia, Constantin Miroslav, Andrew James Mitchell, Uli P. Mittermaier, Harshal Morparia, Alex Negrea, Yana Nikolayeva, Madhavi Parimi, Matthew A. Porzio, Vedang Shailesh Purohit, Liviu Rozin, Godsway Sappor, Glenn Schwartz, Fahim Siddiqui, Nanu Swamy, Paul Tearnen, Karla Toyloy-Mattera, Sudhakar Velamoor, Margin Vora, Michael Joseph Waluk, Charlie Weiblen, Peter Wenzel, Jeffrey Chi Wong, Tony Yip, Khurram Ghafoor
  • Patent number: 9654450
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, improved capabilities are described for securely sharing computer data content between business entities as managed through an intermediate business entity, where the secure sharing process utilizes encryption provided by the intermediate business entity but where the encryption keys used in the encryption are at least in part managed through one of the business entities as customer managed keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Ford, Wade Callison, Fahim Siddiqui, Mushegh Hakhinian
  • Patent number: 9613190
    Abstract: An example method for managing digital rights management (DRM) protected content sharing in a networked secure collaborative computer data exchange environment includes establishing, by a secure exchange facility and managed by an intermediate organizational entity, a procedure that allows a user from a first entity to share access to computer data content with a user from a second entity based on indicated access rights. The method includes transforming the computer data content into DRM protected content, utilizing a DRM engine provided by a separate entity. The method includes granting access to the content to the second user, providing permissioned control to entities utilizing a number of data storage nodes, and managing secure data exchange of the content and metadata, without the secure exchange facility having access to the content. The method includes operations to support content services including data transformation, filtering, analytics, and searching tools for the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Intralinks, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Ford, Visal Chandrakant Acharya, Richard David Anstey, Wasif Qayyum Awan, Amir M. Azmi, Selom Harry Azuma, Wade Michael Callison, Clement Cazalot, Mayank Choudhary, Peter W. Cleary, Benedict Robert Dsilva, Fuat Ertunc, Simon Genzer, John William Giudice, Douglas McLean Gordon, Jonathan Gorin, Mushegh Hakhinian, John Held, Ronald W. Hovsepian, Ganesh Kannan, John Landy, David Scott Lindsay, Dario R. Lirio, Himali Mahajan, Olivier Mangez, Kevin L. McCarthy, Kevin McNulty, Jerry Lee Meyer, Anupam Miharia, Constantin Miroslav, Andrew James Mitchell, Uli P. Mittermaier, Harshal Morparia, Alex Negrea, Yana Nikolayeva, Madhavi Parimi, Matthew A. Porzio, Vedang Shailesh Purohit, Liviu Rozin, Godsway Sappor, Glenn Schwartz, Fahim Siddiqui, Nanu Swamy, Paul Tearnen, Karla Toyloy-Mattera, Sudhakar Velamoor, Margin Vora, Michael Joseph Waluk, Charlie Weiblen, Peter Wenzel, Jeffery Chi Wong, Tony Yip, Khurram Ghafoor
  • Publication number: 20170046807
    Abstract: In embodiments, the disclosure provides a method for managing content, including providing an electronic discovery facility of a secure data exchange environment, wherein at least one of a plurality of users of a first entity utilizes a network-based content storage service of a second entity to store content, and wherein the storage and access of the content with the network-based content storage service is tracked by the electronic discovery facility. The method includes receiving, at the electronic discovery facility, a discovery request, the discovery request comprising a request for a legal counsel of a third entity to access content stored on the network-based content storage service, the discovery request being, for example, in association with a litigation discovery action in relation to the first entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher Todd Ford
  • Publication number: 20170041296
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, improved secure exchange system features include a federated search facility, hybrid encryption management (adjustable encryption key management), anonymous IRM, disassembled storage of data as chunks rather than files, asynchronous notification process/integrated file upload and messaging, an identity facility, multi-factor authentication, dynamic access authorization, and various enhancements to a customizable exchange system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Ford, Mayank Choudhary, Kevin L. McCarthy, Anupam Miharia, John William Giudice, Kiran Kumar Tadakamalla, Cole Parker Mercer, Peter Wenzel, Paul Tearnen, Clement Cazalot, Salil J. Darji, Jonathan Gorin
  • Patent number: 9514327
    Abstract: In embodiments, the disclosure provides a method for managing content, including providing an electronic discovery facility of a secure data exchange environment, wherein at least one of a plurality of users of a first entity utilizes a network-based content storage service of a second entity to store content, and wherein the storage and access of the content with the network-based content storage service is tracked by the electronic discovery facility. The method includes receiving, at the electronic discovery facility, a discovery request, the discovery request comprising a request for a legal counsel of a third entity to access content stored on the network-based content storage service, the discovery request being, for example, in association with a litigation discovery action in relation to the first entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Intralinks, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Todd Ford
  • Publication number: 20160285838
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, improved capabilities are described for securely sharing computer data content between business entities as managed through an intermediate business entity, where the secure sharing process utilizes encryption provided by the intermediate business entity but where the encryption keys used in the encryption are at least in part managed through one of the business entities as customer managed keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Ford, Wade Callison, Fahim Siddiqui, Mushegh Hakhinian
  • Patent number: 9397998
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, improved capabilities are described for securely sharing computer data content between business entities as managed through an intermediate business entity, where the secure sharing process utilizes encryption provided by the intermediate business entity but where the encryption keys used in the encryption are at least in part managed through one of the business entities as customer managed keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Intralinks, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Ford, Wade Callison, Fahim Siddiqui, Mushegh Hakhinian
  • Publication number: 20150310188
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for managing digital rights management (DRM) protected content sharing in a networked secure collaborative computer data exchange environment through a secure exchange facility managed by an intermediate organizational entity amongst users of a plurality of other organizational entities, wherein computer data content and access rights for the computer data content is shared between a first and second user, the computer data content and access rights for the computer data content are transformed into a DRM protected computer data content through communications with a DRM engine, wherein the DRM engine is selected based on a content type of the computer data content, and the DRM engine is provided by an entity other than the intermediate organizational entity and other than any of the plurality of other organizational entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Ford, Visal Chandrakant Acharya, Richard David Anstey, Wasif Qayyum Awan, Amir M. Azmi, Selom Harry Azuma, Wade Michael Callison, Clement Cazalot, Mayank Choudhary, Peter W. Cleary, Benedict Robert Dsilva, Fuat Ertunc, Simon Genzer, John William Giudice, Douglas McLean Gordon, Jonathan Gorin, Mushegh Hakhinian, John Held, Ronald W. Hovsepian, Ganesh Kannan, John Landy, David Scott Lindsay, Dario R. Lirio, Himali Mahajan, Olivier Mangez, Kevin L. McCarthy, Kevin McNulty, Jerry Lee Meyer, Anupam Miharia, Constantin Miroslav, Andrew James Mitchell, Uli P. Mittermaier, Harshal Morparia, Alex Negrea, Yana Nikolayeva, Madhavi Parimi, Matthew A. Porzio, Vedang Shailesh Purohit, Liviu Rozin, Godsway Sappor, Glenn Schwartz, Fahim Siddiqui, Nanu Swamy, Paul Tearnen, Karla Toyloy-Mattera, Sudhakar Velamoor, Margin Vora, Michael Joseph Waluk, Charlie Weiblen, Peter Wenzel, Jeffrey Chi Wong, Tony Yip, Khurram Ghafoor
  • Publication number: 20150222625
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, improved capabilities are described for securely sharing computer data content between business entities as managed through an intermediate business entity, where the secure sharing process utilizes encryption provided by the intermediate business entity but where the encryption keys used in the encryption are at least in part managed through one of the business entities as customer managed keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Ford, Wade Callison, Fahim Siddiqui, Mushegh Hakhinian
  • Publication number: 20150163206
    Abstract: In embodiments, the disclosure provides a secure data exchange system that includes a data management facility; and a plurality of data storage nodes. The data management facility manages content sharing between entities of data stored in the data storage nodes, wherein the data is stored by a user of a first entity and comprises content and metadata. The data management facility only has access to the metadata of the user data for managing of the data in the plurality of data storage nodes and not the content. The data management facility may be geographically distributed at a plurality of data management sites and the data storage nodes may exist inside and outside of a firewall of the first entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin L. McCarthy, Jerry Lee Meyer, Sudhakar Velamoor, David Scott Lindsay, Visal Chandrakant Acharya, Benedict Robert Dsilva, Paul Tearnen, Peter Wenzel, John Held, Charlie Weiblen, Ganesh Kannan, Madhavi Parimi, Selom Harry Azuma, Himali Mahajan, Dario R. Lirio, Michael Joseph Waluk, John Landy, Fahim Siddiqui, Christopher Todd Ford, Margin Vora, Matthew A. Porzio, Harshal Morparia, Yana Nikolayeva, Tony Yip, Mayank Choudhary, Liviu Rozin, Ronald W. Hovsepian, John William Giudice, Vedang Shailesh Purohit, Wasif Qayyum Awan, Peter W. Cleary
  • Publication number: 20150135300
    Abstract: In embodiments, the disclosure provides a method for managing content, including providing an electronic discovery facility of a secure data exchange environment, wherein at least one of a plurality of users of a first entity utilizes a network-based content storage service of a second entity to store content, and wherein the storage and access of the content with the network-based content storage service is tracked by the electronic discovery facility. The method includes receiving, at the electronic discovery facility, a discovery request, the discovery request comprising a request for a legal counsel of a third entity to access content stored on the network-based content storage service, the discovery request being, for example, in association with a litigation discovery action in relation to the first entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Todd Ford