Patents by Inventor George L. Heron

George L. Heron 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: 9628513
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for scanning an electronic message for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites in response to a request. In use, a request is received via a network to scan an electronic message prior to opening the electronic message, utilizing an electronic message manager. In addition, the electronic message is scanned for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites, in response to the request. Further, a response to the request is sent via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Nicholas Gartside, George L. Heron, Christopher S. Bolin
  • Patent number: 9536097
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for displaying visual content on a display such that the content is comprehensible only to an authorized user for a visual display system such as a computer, a television, a video player, a public display system (including but not limited to a movie theater), a mobile phone, an automated teller machine (ATM), voting booths, kiosks, security screening workstations, tactical displays and other systems where information is displayed for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventors: William Anderson, Steven E. Turner, Steven J. Pujia, George L. Heron
  • Publication number: 20150249680
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for scanning an electronic message for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites in response to a request. In use, a request is received via a network to scan an electronic message prior to opening the electronic message, utilizing an electronic message manager. In addition, the electronic message is scanned for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites, in response to the request. Further, a response to the request is sent via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: PAUL NICHOLAS GARTSIDE, GEORGE L. HERON, CHRISTOPHER S. BOLIN
  • Patent number: 9037668
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for scanning an electronic message for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites in response to a request. In use, a request is received via a network to scan an electronic message prior to opening the electronic message, utilizing an electronic message manager. In addition, the electronic message is scanned for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites, in response to the request. Further, a response to the request is sent via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Nicholas Gartside, George L. Heron, Christopher S. Bolin
  • Patent number: 8856931
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for scanning data for unwanted content and unwanted sites in response to a user request. In use, a user request is received via a network to scan data prior to downloading the data utilizing a network browser. In addition, the data is scanned for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites in response to the user request. Further, a response is sent to the user via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Nicholas Gartside, George L. Heron, Christopher S. Bolin
  • Patent number: 8701196
    Abstract: A reputation system, method and computer program product are provided. In use, a file associated with a first computer is identified. Thereafter, a reputation associated with the file stored at a second computer is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: George L. Heron, Christopher S. Bolin
  • Publication number: 20140096243
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for scanning an electronic message for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites in response to a request. In use, a request is received via a network to scan an electronic message prior to opening the electronic message, utilizing an electronic message manager. In addition, the electronic message is scanned for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites, in response to the request. Further, a response to the request is sent via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Nicholas Gartside, George L. Heron, Christopher S. Bolin
  • Patent number: 8671087
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product are provided for scanning and indexing data for different purposes. Included is a universal engine operable to scan and index data stored in at least one device, for a plurality of different purposes. Further provided is at least one application for controlling the universal engine to perform the scanning and indexing for at least one of the different purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Holland Wills, Charles Allen Ross, George L. Heron
  • Publication number: 20140013437
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for displaying visual content on a display such that the content is comprehensible only to an authorized user for a visual display system such as a computer, a television, a video player, a public display system (including but not limited to a movie theater), a mobile phone, an automated teller machine (ATM), voting booths, kiosks, security screening workstations, tactical displays and other systems where information is displayed for viewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: William Anderson, Steven E. Turner, Steven J. Pujia, George L. Heron
  • Patent number: 8601067
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for scanning an electronic message for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites in response to a request. In use, a request is received via a network to scan an electronic message prior to opening the electronic message, utilizing an electronic message manager. In addition, the electronic message is scanned for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites, in response to the request. Further, a response to the request is sent via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Nicholas Gartside, George L. Heron, Christopher S. Bolin
  • Publication number: 20130247129
    Abstract: A reputation system, method and computer program product are provided. In use, a file associated with a first computer is identified. Thereafter, a reputation associated with the file stored at a second computer is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: George L. Heron, Christopher S. Bolin
  • Publication number: 20130246592
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for scanning an electronic message for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites in response to a request. In use, a request is received via a network to scan an electronic message prior to opening the electronic message, utilizing an electronic message manager. In addition, the electronic message is scanned for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites, in response to the request. Further, a response to the request is sent via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Nicholas Gartside, George L. Heron, Christopher S. Bolin
  • Patent number: 8462949
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for displaying visual content on a display such that the content is comprehensible only to an authorized user for a visual display system such as a computer, a television, a video player, a public display system (including but not limited to a movie theater), a mobile phone, an automated teller machine (ATM), voting booths, kiosks, security screening workstations, tactical displays and other systems where information is displayed for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Oculis Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Anderson, Steven E. Turner, Steve Pujia, George L. Heron
  • Publication number: 20120227110
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for scanning data for unwanted content and unwanted sites in response to a user request. In use, a user request is received via a network to scan data prior to downloading the data utilizing a network browser. In addition, the data is scanned for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites in response to the user request. Further, a response is sent to the user via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Paul Nicholas Gartside, George L. Heron, Christopher S. Bolin
  • Patent number: 8196206
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for scanning data for unwanted content and unwanted sites in response to a user request. In use, a user request is received via a network to scan data prior to downloading the data utilizing a network browser. In addition, the data is scanned for unwanted content and associated unwanted sites in response to the user request. Further, a response is sent to the user via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Nicholas Gartside, George L. Heron, Christopher S. Bolin
  • Publication number: 20120079117
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product are provided for scanning and indexing data for different purposes. Included is a universal engine operable to scan and index data stored in at least one device, for a plurality of different purposes. Further provided is at least one application for controlling the universal engine to perform the scanning and indexing for at least one of the different purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Ronald Holland Wills, Charles Allen Ross, George L. Heron
  • Patent number: 8086582
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product are provided for scanning and indexing data for different purposes. Included is a universal engine operable to scan and index data stored in at least one device, for a plurality of different purposes. Further provided is at least one application for controlling the universal engine to perform the scanning and indexing for at least one of the different purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Holland Wills, Charles Allen Ross, George L. Heron
  • Publication number: 20090141895
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for displaying visual content on a display such that the content is comprehensible only to an authorized user for a visual display system such as a computer, a television, a video player, a public display system (including but not limited to a movie theater), a mobile phone, an automated teller machine (ATM), voting booths, kiosks, security screening workstations, tactical displays and other systems where information is displayed for viewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: OCULIS LABS, INC
    Inventors: William R. Anderson, Steve Turner, Steve Pujia, George L. Heron
  • Patent number: 5065144
    Abstract: An encoder (12) in an image-display system converts explicitly represented pixel values from an image source (14) into mix-run-encoded representations thereof and stores them into the locations of a display memory (16). A display mechanism (18) draws the resultant stored data from the display memory and interprets them in accordance with a mix-run-encoding scheme of a type previously used for anti-aliasing purposes. As a consequence, the system is able to provide a wide range of color shades with only modest-sized display and palette memories (16 and 36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Edelson, Gary J. Frattarola, George L. Heron