Patents by Inventor Craig Stephen Etchegoyen

Craig Stephen Etchegoyen 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: 20220185412
    Abstract: A slope sensitive pitch adjustor for a bicycle seat includes a rotatable seat support, a gravity sensor mounted thereto, a means for rotating the rotatable seat support, and an automated controller configured to drive the rotating means in response to an acceleration signal received from the gravity sensor. The automated controller stores data representing an initial condition of a pitch angle of the rotatable seat support with respect to horizontal and executes a control algorithm to maintain the initial condition when the bicycle is ridden over changing gradients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Bradley Craig DAVIS, Craig Stephen ETCHEGOYEN
  • Publication number: 20210294879
    Abstract: A method for protecting software from tampering includes steps for processing, using a computer, first compiled software stored in a computer memory to generate a cryptographic key, the first compiled software configured to perform software protection functions and defined second functions distinct from the software protection functions when executed by a computer processor, the cryptographic key consisting of a first portion of the first compiled software comprising executable code compiled from the software protection functions, encrypting a second portion of the first compiled software using the cryptographic key to produce second compiled software comprising the first portion in unencrypted form and the second portion encrypted with the cryptographic key, wherein the second portion comprises executable code compiled from the defined second functions, and storing the second compiled software in a computer memory for distribution to a client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Uniloc 2017 LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Martin Mordetsky, Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Patent number: 10068282
    Abstract: A method for preventing redundant purchases of limited items includes steps for providing a commerce client to a user, receiving (a) financial information of the user and (b) a device identifier from a device the user is using to run the commerce client, the device identifier being based on one or more of user-configurable and non-user-configurable parameters of the user device, determining whether a previous transaction has been made with the device associated with the received device identifier, and disallowing the device from executing further transactions for a predetermined period of time. The method may be executed by an apparatus such as a computer server or stored as a series of instructions on a computer readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Uniloc 2017 LLC
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Patent number: 9571492
    Abstract: Multiple cookies of a client device are used to form an identifier of the client device such that a change in one or even several browser cookies does not defeat proper device recognition. The cookies are included in the identifier such that individual cookies can be parsed for separate comparison with corresponding cookies of known devices. However, to protect privacy of all devices, individual parameters of the constituent cookies are represented with irreversible hashes of the respective parameters. Recognition involves quantification of a degree of correlation between the cookies and corresponding cookies of each of the known devices. To quantify the degree of correlation, the observed stability and uniqueness of each cookie, and each cookie attribute, is considered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Uniloc Luxembourg S.A.
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Patent number: 9141489
    Abstract: A failover procedure for a computer system includes steps for routing traffic from a routing device to a first server, storing in the routing device data representing a fingerprint of the first server, receiving periodically at the routing device a status message from the first server, detecting at the routing device an invalid status message from the first server by absence of the fingerprint in a status message from the first server within a predetermined time period after last receiving a valid status message, and routing the traffic from the routing device to a second server in response to detecting the invalid status message from the first server. A redundant server system implementing the failover procedure may include servers each capable of generating its fingerprint by reading current system configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Uniloc Luxembourg S.A.
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Patent number: 9129097
    Abstract: System and method for auditing for usage of licensed software in which a client executing the software generates and transmits a license key and a covert key to a server via network connection. The license key is transmitted to the server upon activation of the licensed software at the client. The covert key is generated based on at least a portion of the software code activated at the client and is transmitted to the server at random or at predetermined time intervals after transmission of the licensed key so as to avoid detection by a user. The license and covert keys are each associated with a device fingerprint that uniquely identifies the device transmitting each one of the respective keys. Unauthorized software usage at a client is determined at least when a covert key does not correspond to a device fingerprint having an associated license key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Uniloc Luxembourg S.A.
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Patent number: 9075958
    Abstract: A method for selectively allowing participation in an auction, implemented at one or more servers, includes steps for receiving a request to participate in the auction, receiving machine fingerprint data related to the request to participate in the auction, saving the machine fingerprint data in a memory, comparing the machine fingerprint data with previously stored machine fingerprint data, and determining, using the machine fingerprint data, whether to allow the participation in the auction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Uniloc Luxembourg S.A.
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Patent number: 9047450
    Abstract: An embedded system device comprises a processor operatively coupled to a first memory space, a second memory space, and a plurality of user controls. The processor is configured to execute only executable code residing within the first memory space, and the executable code includes authentication routine configured to generate a device identifier based at least upon non-user-configurable parameters of the embedded system device. The second memory space includes user configurable options for use by the processor when executing the executable code. The user controls are adapted to configure the user configurable options within the second memory space, wherein the user controls cannot configure the first memory space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: DeviceAuthority, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Patent number: 8903653
    Abstract: As system for locating a network node may be implemented as a static network device for determining location of a mobile node. The system includes a transceiver for receiving a device identifier over a public network from the mobile node, the device identifier based on a user-configurable parameter and a non-user-configurable parameter of the mobile node, and a processor coupled to the transceiver and to memory containing executable code. When executed, the code effects method steps for: accessing, in response to the transceiver receiving the device identifier, a database of authorized device identifiers corresponding to known mobile nodes, establishing, in response to the device identifier matching one of the authorized device identifiers, a secure private network with the mobile node, and communicating with two additional static network devices, the three static network devices implementing triangulation to determine a location of the mobile node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Uniloc Luxembourg S.A.
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Patent number: 8736462
    Abstract: A system and method for traffic information delivery may be implemented as a static network device for sharing information with network nodes. The system includes a processor in communication with a transceiver and memory, the memory containing code that when executed by the processor effects the method steps for determining an occurrence of a traffic incident within a defined distance from the device, establishing communication with a network node, receiving a device identifier over a public network from the network node, the device identifier based on a user-configurable parameter and a non-user-configurable parameter of the network node, establishing in response to the device identifier matching an authorized device identifier corresponding to a known network node, a secure private network with the network node, and sending information about the traffic incident to the network node via the secure private network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Uniloc Luxembourg, S.A.
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Patent number: 8495359
    Abstract: A system for securing an electronic communication comprises a gateway server configured to receive and store a device identifier and a network address from a first computing device. The device identifier identifies the first computing device, and the network address is associated with the first computing device. Thereafter, the gateway server receives from a second computing device the network address of the first computing device and an encryption key request. The gateway server derives from the device identifier for the first computing device an encryption key and sends the encryption key to the second computing device. A communication from the second computing device to the first computing device may thereafter be secured using the encryption key. A related method of securing an electronic communication is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: NetAuthority
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Publication number: 20130167195
    Abstract: Multiple cookies of a client device are used to form an identifier of the client device such that a change in one or even several browser cookies does not defeat proper device recognition. The cookies are included in the identifier such that individual cookies can be parsed for separate comparison with corresponding cookies of known devices. However, to protect privacy of all devices, individual parameters of the constituent cookies are represented with irreversible hashes of the respective parameters. Recognition involves quantification of a degree of correlation between the cookies and corresponding cookies of each of the known devices. To quantify the degree of correlation, the observed stability and uniqueness of each cookie, and each cookie attribute, is considered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: UNILOC LUXEMBOURG S.A.
    Inventor: Craig Stephen ETCHEGOYEN
  • Patent number: 8452960
    Abstract: A system for content delivery operates as a static network device for delivering content to a mobile node. The system includes a transceiver adapted to receive a device identifier over a public network from the mobile node, the device identifier based on a combination of user-configurable and non-user-configurable parameters of the mobile node, a processor operatively coupled to the transceiver and to memory storing executable code. Executed, the code enables the processor to access a database of authorized device identifiers corresponding to known mobile nodes, establish, in response to the received device identifier matching one of the authorized device identifiers, a secure private network (SPN) with the mobile node, the established SPN tunneling across a segment of the public network, obtain the content for the mobile node, and send the content to the mobile node via the SPN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: NetAuthority, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Patent number: 8446834
    Abstract: Tokens identifying all of the physical routing devices, i.e., network nodes, through which a packet travels are recorded in a limited amount of space reserved in the header of the packet for such tokens. When insufficient space remains in the header of the packet for all tokens required to identify all physical routing devices through which the packet travels, sequences of multiple tokens are replaced with an abbreviation token representing the sequence. The sequence of tokens represented by an abbreviation token can also be abbreviation tokens, supporting recursive abbreviation of the token sequence in the header of the packet as needed to record the entire route of the packet through the network regardless of the limited space in the header for tracking the route of the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: NetAuthority, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen, Dono Harjanto
  • Patent number: 8239852
    Abstract: A system for remotely updating a program configuration includes an update server in communication with a client device configured to execute a remote update program. The client device includes a first processor coupled to memory storing the program which, executed, performs physical device recognition on the client device to determine its machine parameters, and generates unique device identifiers based thereon, and a first transceiver configured to send the identifiers to the update server. The update server is configured to collect the identifiers from the client device, and includes a second processor for analyzing the identifiers and determining an updated program configuration based on the collected identifiers matching known identifiers, and a second transceiver configured to deliver data representing the updated program configuration to the client device for storage therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Uniloc Luxembourg S.A.
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Patent number: 8213907
    Abstract: A method achieves secure mobile communications by authenticating a mobile device seeking communication with a secure server. The method prescribes steps for generating a code to indicate a plurality of portions of a digital fingerprint to request from the mobile device, each portion representing a different parameter of the mobile device, sending the code to the mobile device, receiving from the mobile device a response code representing the requested plurality of portions of the digital fingerprint, comparing each portion of the received plurality of portions with one or more predetermined codes, and granting the mobile device an access privilege when results of the comparison satisfy a predetermined minimum accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: UNILOC Luxembourg S. A.
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Publication number: 20110009092
    Abstract: A method achieves secure mobile communications by authenticating a mobile device seeking communication with a secure server. The method prescribes steps for generating a code to indicate a plurality of portions of a digital fingerprint to request from the mobile device, each portion representing a different parameter of the mobile device, sending the code to the mobile device, receiving from the mobile device a response code representing the requested plurality of portions of the digital fingerprint, comparing each portion of the received plurality of portions with one or more predetermined codes, and granting the mobile device an access privilege when results of the comparison satisfy a predetermined minimum accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Publication number: 20110010560
    Abstract: A failover procedure for a computer system includes steps for routing traffic from a routing device to a first server, storing in the routing device data representing a fingerprint of the first server, receiving periodically at the routing device a status message from the first server, detecting at the routing device an invalid status message from the first server by absence of the fingerprint in a status message from the first server within a predetermined time period after last receiving a valid status message, and routing the traffic from the routing device to a second server in response to detecting the invalid status message from the first server. A redundant server system implementing the failover procedure may include servers each capable of generating its fingerprint by reading current system configuration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Publication number: 20100333081
    Abstract: A system for remotely updating a program configuration includes an update server in communication with a client device configured to execute a remote update program. The client device includes a first processor coupled to memory storing the program which, executed, performs physical device recognition on the client device to determine its machine parameters, and generates unique device identifiers based thereon, and a first transceiver configured to send the identifiers to the update server. The update server is configured to collect the identifiers from the client device, and includes a second processor for analyzing the identifiers and determining an updated program configuration based on the collected identifiers matching known identifiers, and a second transceiver configured to deliver data representing the updated program configuration to the client device for storage therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen
  • Publication number: 20100332319
    Abstract: A system for dynamically serving ads to one or more client devices in connection with the operation of an executable program. The system comprises a network interface disposed to receive an ad request associated with a device fingerprint that uniquely identifies a client device. The ad request comprises information relating to any one or more of the client device, a user operating the client device and an executable program operating on the client device. The system further comprises a memory and a processor, in communication with the network interface and the memory, the processor configured for operating the program instructions. The program instructions stored in the memory are operable for parsing the information in the ad request, selecting one or more ads based at least in part on the parsed information, and transmitting ad rendering data to cause the one or more ads to be displayed at the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Craig Stephen Etchegoyen