Patents by Inventor Mark D. Hansen

Mark D. Hansen 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: 20220060466
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses are provided to assist a user and vendor in completing an online trusted transaction. Trusted vendor websites are verified and user identities are confirmed through a cyber-security safe logon credentialing system. The vendor can be confident that the user identity has been verified to be who they say they are and the user can be confident that they are using a trusted verified vendor website.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: John Parkinson, David Harris, Mark D. Hansen, Nicolette De Guia
  • Publication number: 20220029966
    Abstract: Connecting to an unsecured wired or wireless network poses severe security and privacy risks. An individual application such as a mobile online banking application address this by using point to point private network connections. Browsers, however, generally do not use point to point private network connections and depend on the target website to establish a secure connection. Providing a secure connection that is the default for all network access and that encrypts all over the air or over the wire traffic mitigates these risks. However, virtual client networks (VPNs) client applications can be difficult to set up and need to be always on to ensure that all network activity is secure. By embedding a VPN capability and automating the connection process, a safe and secure network connection can be made available to users of computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Jason Park, John Parkinson, Mark D. Hansen, Nicolette De Guia
  • Patent number: 11196734
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses are provided to assist a user and vendor in completing an online trusted transaction. Trusted vendor websites are verified and user identities are confirmed through a cyber-security safe logon credentialing system. The vendor can be confident that the user identity has been verified to be who they say they are and the user can be confident that they are using a trusted verified vendor website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: John Parkinson, David Harris, Mark D. Hansen, Nicolette De Guia
  • Patent number: 11190490
    Abstract: Connecting to an unsecured wired or wireless network poses severe security and privacy risks. An individual application such as a mobile online banking application address this by using point to point private network connections. Browsers, however, generally do not use point to point private network connections and depend on the target website to establish a secure connection. Providing a secure connection that is the default for all network access and that encrypts all over the air or over the wire traffic mitigates these risks. However, virtual client networks (VPNs) client applications can be difficult to set up and need to be always on to ensure that all network activity is secure. By embedding a VPN capability and automating the connection process, a safe and secure network connection can be made available to users of computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jason Park, John Parkinson, Mark D. Hansen, Nicolette De Guia
  • Publication number: 20210144231
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses may assist the user in understanding their unique digital footprint and the connections from the data within the footprint to the user's connections online and in the physical world. The determined information may be visually displayed to the user along with recommendations regarding digital safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jason Park, Nicolette deGuia, Mark D. Hansen, Dongmin Liu, Amaeya Kalke, Sergio G. Montero, John Parkinson, Cindy Weidmann
  • Publication number: 20210029107
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses are provided to assist a user and vendor in completing an online trusted transaction. Trusted vendor websites are verified and user identities are confirmed through a cyber-security safe logon credentialing system. The vendor can be confident that the user identity has been verified to be who they say they are and the user can be confident that they are using a trusted verified vendor website.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: John Parkinson, David Harris, Mark D. Hansen, Nicolette De Guia
  • Patent number: 10887425
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses may assist the user in understanding their unique digital footprint and the connections from the data within the footprint to the user's connections online and in the physical world. The determined information may be visually displayed to the user along with recommendations regarding digital safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jason Park, Nicolette deGuia, Mark D. Hansen, Dongmin Liu, Amaeya Kalke, Sergio G. Montero, John Parkinson, Cindy Weidmann
  • Publication number: 20200304592
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses may assist the user in understanding their unique digital footprint and the connections from the data within the footprint to the user's connections online and in the physical world. The determined information may be visually displayed to the user along with recommendations regarding digital safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Park, Nicolette De Guia, Mark D. Hansen, Dongmin Liu, Amaeya Kalke, Sergio G. Montero, John Parkinson, Cindy Weidmann
  • Publication number: 20200106746
    Abstract: Connecting to an unsecured wired or wireless network poses severe security and privacy risks. An individual application such as a mobile online banking application address this by using point to point private network connections. Browsers, however, generally do not use point to point private network connections and depend on the target website to establish a secure connection. Providing a secure connection that is the default for all network access and that encrypts all over the air or over the wire traffic mitigates these risks. However, virtual client networks (VPNs) client applications can be difficult to set up and need to be always on to ensure that all network activity is secure. By embedding a VPN capability and automating the connection process, a safe and secure network connection can be made available to users of computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jason Park, John Parkinson, Mark D. Hansen, Nicolette De Guia
  • Patent number: 9544662
    Abstract: This document describes techniques (300, 600, 700) and apparatuses (106, 800) for distributing metadata to peer devices. These techniques (300, 600, 700) and apparatuses (106, 800) enable a receiver device (106) store or create metadata associated with content streamed from one or more peer devices. The receiver device can distribute this metadata to other peer devices thereby enabling identification or procurement of the content at the other peer devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. Hansen, Michael A. Calendine, Grant H. Lloyd, Matthew Richard Vokoun, Cedric L. Welch
  • Patent number: 9531767
    Abstract: This document describes techniques (300, 400, 500, 600) and apparatuses (100, 700) for collaborative content streaming. These techniques (300, 400, 500, 600) and apparatuses (100, 700) enable a receiver device (106) to stream content from multiple source devices (102) in a collaborative manner. In some embodiments, a receiver device (106) may establish multiple wireless connections with multiple respective source devices (102) from which streams of content are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark D Hansen, Michael A Calendine, Taneka L Frazier, Grant H Lloyd, Scott A Wilke
  • Publication number: 20150188975
    Abstract: This document describes techniques (300, 600, 700) and apparatuses (106, 800) for distributing metadata to peer devices. These techniques (300, 600, 700) and apparatuses (106, 800) enable a receiver device (106) store or create metadata associated with content streamed from one or more peer devices. The receiver device can distribute this metadata to other peer devices thereby enabling identification or procurement of the content at the other peer devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Mark D. Hansen, Michael A. Calendine, Grant H. Lloyd, Matthew Richard Vokoun, Cedric L. Welch
  • Publication number: 20140359151
    Abstract: This document describes techniques (300, 400, 500, 600) and apparatuses (100, 700) for collaborative content streaming. These techniques (300, 400, 500, 600) and apparatuses (100, 700) enable a receiver device (106) to stream content from multiple source devices (102) in a collaborative manner. In some embodiments, a receiver device (106) may establish multiple wireless connections with multiple respective source devices (102) from which streams of content are received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Mark D. Hansen, Michael A. Calendine, Taneka L. Frazier, Grant H. Lloyd, Scott A. Wilke
  • Publication number: 20130278537
    Abstract: A touchscreen writing system includes a shaft having on-screen circuitry configured to communicate with an electronic display in an on-screen condition, and off-screen circuitry configured to communicate with the electronic display in an off-screen condition. A stylus controller sends signals to a touch-sensitive interface of the electronic display for determining a coarse approximate position for the writing nib. The stylus controller also determines relative fine approximate position coordinates for the writing nib, which are sent to the computing device. A touch-sensitive interface controller provides a starting reference point for fine positioning of the writing nib based on a last coarse approximate position as determined by the on-screen circuitry for the off-screen condition. The stylus controller sends fine positioning information to the touch-sensitive interface and a detector determines whether the writing nib has been engaged on an off-screen writing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Hansen, Yossi Y. Cohen, Sanjay Gupta
  • Patent number: 8208391
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operation of a node within a mobile ad hoc cognitive radio network is provided. The method includes sensing at least one assigned communications channel. Sensing at least one assigned communications channel includes measuring a value of at least one parameter corresponding to the communications channel. The method further includes comparing the measured value of the at least one parameter with a set of stored values of the at least one parameter to determine a change in the measured values. Finally a sleep mode of the node is activated for a time period, wherein the time period is determined using the change in the measured values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Gurney, Ramy S. Ayoub, John M. Belcea, Jeffrey D. Bonta, Mark R. Braun, Robert J. Corke, Mark D. Hansen, S. David Silk, Christopher G. Ware
  • Patent number: 7890090
    Abstract: A mobile communication device as described herein is configured to support a wireless service discovery routine within a wireless local area. The service discovery routine identifies compatible devices in the vicinity of the mobile device, where the compatible devices represent potential forward-to devices for purposes of call forwarding for the mobile device. The mobile device receives one or more potential forward-to telephone numbers during the service discovery routine, selects a designated forward-to telephone number, and generates a call forwarding request that identifies the designated forward-to telephone number. The service discovery routine is carried out using one wireless communication protocol, and the call forwarding request is carried out using a different wireless communication protocol (e.g., a cellular protocol).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Hansen, Julien Pince
  • Publication number: 20110032145
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing gesture-based directed search using a portable electronic device is provided. The method includes receiving geographic location information of the portable electronic device. At least one signal associated with a motion of the portable electronic device is detected and directional information is determined based on the at least one detected signal and relative to the geographic location information of the portable electronic device. Further, the method includes performing a search for at least one point of interest based on the directional information and the geographic location information of the portable electronic device and rendering the at least one point of interest at the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Hansen, Francis P. Bourque, Sanjay Gupta
  • Publication number: 20090141662
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operation of a node within a mobile ad hoc cognitive radio network is provided. The method includes sensing at least one assigned communications channel. Sensing at least one assigned communications channel includes measuring a value of at least one parameter corresponding to the communications channel. The method further includes comparing the measured value of the at least one parameter with a set of stored values of the at least one parameter to determine a change in the measured values. Finally a sleep mode of the node is activated for a time period, wherein the time period is determined using the change in the measured values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: David P. Gurney, Ramy S. Ayoub, John M. Belcea, Jeffrey D. Bonta, Mark R. Braun, Robert J. Corke, Mark D. Hansen, S. David Silk, Christopher G. Ware
  • Patent number: 7326322
    Abstract: An embossing system is provided for embossing a web having a first embossing roll having embossing elements and a second embossing roll having embossing elements, wherein at least a portion of the embossing elements of the first and second embossing rolls are substantially oriented in the cross-machine direction. The embossing roll may be crowned, may have alignment means, and may be provided with precision gearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Georgia Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Paul J. Ruthven, Dale T. Gracyalny, Galyn A. Schulz, John R. DeMille, Otto Mogged, III, Alan J. Kraszewski, Robert J. Williams, Harlie C. Zahn, Robert R. Daus, Mark D. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20070287438
    Abstract: A mobile communication device as described herein is configured to support a wireless service discovery routine within a wireless local area. The service discovery routine identifies compatible devices in the vicinity of the mobile device, where the compatible devices represent potential forward-to devices for purposes of call forwarding for the mobile device. The mobile device receives one or more potential forward-to telephone numbers during the service discovery routine, selects a designated forward-to telephone number, and generates a call forwarding request that identifies the designated forward-to telephone number. The service discovery routine is carried out using one wireless communication protocol, and the call forwarding request is carried out using a different wireless communication protocol (e.g., a cellular protocol).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Mark D. Hansen, Julien Pince