Patents by Inventor John Philip Pettitt

John Philip Pettitt 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: 9779067
    Abstract: A system and method of republishing and syndicating digital content for use by consumer readers, comprising allowing a publisher to register with a syndication engine, to indicate content that the publisher wishes to make available for syndication, and to indicate at least one monetization model for the content. Upon registering with the syndication engine, transmitting a republish control for the publisher to embed in the content. Upon a republisher requesting to view content from the publisher, causing the publisher to transmit the content, including the republish control, to the republisher. If the republisher desires to republish the content, allowing the republisher to select the republish control. Causing transmission of a republish request to the syndication engine in response to selection of the republish control. Then transmitting a unique embed code to the republisher for embedding into a republisher webpage to facilitate republishing of the content from the publisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Yieldmo, Inc.
    Inventors: John Philip Pettitt, Katerine Elizabeth McKinley, Timothy Sean McElreavy
  • Publication number: 20140006931
    Abstract: A system and method of republishing and syndicating digital content for use by consumer readers, comprising allowing a publisher to register with a syndication engine, to indicate content that the publisher wishes to make available for syndication, and to indicate at least one monetization model for the content. Upon registering with the syndication engine, transmitting a republish control for the publisher to embed in the content. Upon a republisher requesting to view content from the publisher, causing the publisher to transmit the content, including the republish control, to the republisher. If the republisher desires to republish the content, allowing the republisher to select the republish control. Causing transmission of a republish request to the syndication engine in response to selection of the republish control. Then transmitting a unique embed code to the republisher for embedding into a republisher webpage to facilitate republishing of the content from the publisher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Free Range Content, Inc.
    Inventors: John Philip Pettitt, Katherine Elizabeth Mckinley, Timothy Sean Mcelreavy
  • Publication number: 20100228649
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting fraud in a credit card transaction between consumer and a merchant over the internet. The method and system comprises obtaining credit card information relating to the transaction from the consumer; and verifying the credit card information based upon a variety of parameters. The variety of parameters are weighted so as to provide a merchant with a quantifiable indication of whether the credit card transaction is fraudulent. In so doing, an integrated verification system is provided which allows a merchant, or the like, to accurately and efficiently determine the validity of a transaction over the internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: JOHN PHILIP PETTITT
  • Patent number: 7752084
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed, where first information that is related to a current commercial transaction that is being evaluated for fraud is received, either directly or indirectly, from a consumer through an online service or internet. The computer obtains an internet address from which the first information is received from the consumer. In response to obtaining the internet address, the computer accesses at least one database to obtain a second information on a plurality of commercial transactions that have been previously associated with the internet address from which the first information is received from the consumer. An indication is produced on whether the current commercial transaction is fraudulent based on correlating at least one subset of the second information and at least one subset of the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Cybersource Corporation
    Inventor: John Philip Pettitt
  • Publication number: 20100063917
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed, where first information that is related to a current commercial transaction that is being evaluated for fraud is received, either directly or indirectly, from a consumer through an online service or internet. The computer obtains an internet address from which the first information is received from the consumer. In response to obtaining the internet address, the computer accesses at least one database to obtain a second information on a plurality of commercial transactions that have been previously associated with the internet address from which the first information is received from the consumer. An indication is produced on whether the current commercial transaction is fraudulent based on correlating at least one subset of the second information and at least one subset of the first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: John Philip Pettitt
  • Patent number: 7174455
    Abstract: A system and method for delivering a digital product electronically is disclosed. The system and method comprises providing an electronic license certificate (ELC) from an end-user to a server and then validating the ELC by the server. Finally, the method and system includes sending the digital product from the server to the user based upon validation of the electronic license certificate by the server. Accordingly, a digital product delivery system that is based on the concept of an active license (AL) which contains a plurality of active license objects (ALPOs) is disclosed. An ALPO is a software program that contains a digitally signed certificate document that may entitle the holder to receive, possess, and use a specific product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Cybersource Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Arnold, John Philip Pettitt, Jesse Noel Rendleman, Jr., Robert Lincoln Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7096192
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting fraud in a credit card transaction between consumer and a merchant over the Internet. The method and system comprises obtaining credit card information relating to the transaction from the consumer; and verifying the credit card information based upon a variety of parameters. The variety of parameters are weighted so as to provide a merchant with a quantifiable indication of whether the credit card transaction is fraudulent. In so doing, an integrated verification system is provided which allows a merchant, or the like, to accurately and efficiently determine the validity of a transaction over the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: CyberSource Corporation
    Inventor: John Philip Pettitt
  • Patent number: 6289452
    Abstract: A system and method for delivering a digital product electronically is disclosed. The system and method comprises providing an electronic license certificate (ELC) from an enduser to a server and then validating the ELC by the server. Finally, the method and system includes sending the digital product from the server to the user based upon validation of the electronic license certificate by the server. Accordingly, a digital product delivery system that is based on the concept of an active license (AL) which contains a plurality of active license objects (ALPOs) is disclosed. An ALPO is a software program that contains a digitally signed certificate document that may entitle the holder to receive, possess, and use a specific product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Cybersource Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Andrew Arnold, John Philip Pettitt, Jesse Noel Rendleman, Jr., Robert Lincoln Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6029154
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting fraud in a credit card transaction between consumer and a merchant over the Internet. The method and system comprises obtaining credit card information relating to the transaction from the consumer; and verifying the credit card information based upon a variety of parameters. The variety of parameters are weighted so as to provide a merchant with a quantifiable indication of whether the credit card transaction is fraudulent. In so doing, an integrated verification system is provided which allows a merchant, or the like, to accurately and efficiently determine the validity of a transaction over the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Internet Commerce Services Corporation
    Inventor: John Philip Pettitt
  • Patent number: 5864620
    Abstract: A system and method and system for controlling distribution of software to an user in a multitiered distribution chain. The system includes at least one entity that distributes the software in a locked software container, and includes means for receiving a request from the user to use the software. The method and system further includes a license clearing house for controlling usage rights of the software. The license clearing house includes means for receiving the request from the at least one entity, means for validating the request, means for generating a unique authentication certificate if the request was validated, and means for sending a reply to the user. The reply includes the authentication certificate and a master key, where the master key unlocks the software container and enables the user to use the software, and the authentication certificate identifies the user as an authorized user of the software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: Cybersource Corporation
    Inventor: John Philip Pettitt