Patents by Inventor Mark Delany

Mark Delany 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: 9948706
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for global server load balancing are described. Attributes of a set of network addresses may be maintained. Each network address may be assignable to a device capable of accessing a service via a domain name. A set of servers may be provided for hosting the service of the domain name. A mapping relationship between the network addresses and a set of preferences among the servers may be determined based on the attributes. Multiple network addresses may share a common preference. An association data may be generated to represent the mapping relationship. Multiple network addresses may be collectively represented in the association data to be associated with a common preference. A device can reach one of the servers according to the association data in real time asynchronous to when the association data is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Delany
  • Publication number: 20160359958
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for global server load balancing are described. Attributes of a set of network addresses may be maintained. Each network address may be assignable to a device capable of accessing a service via a domain name. A set of servers may be provided for hosting the service of the domain name. A mapping relationship between the network addresses and a set of preferences among the servers may be determined based on the attributes. Multiple network addresses may share a common preference. An association data may be generated to represent the mapping relationship. Multiple network addresses may be collectively represented in the association data to be associated with a common preference. A device can reach one of the servers according to the association data in real time asynchronous to when the association data is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventor: Mark DELANY
  • Patent number: 9485258
    Abstract: Mediation systems and methods for restricted access item distribution are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for facilitating payment from a user device for a restricted access item hosted by a host system is disclosed. In another embodiment, a system for facilitating payment from a user device to for a restricted access item hosted by a host system is disclosed. In another embodiment, a method for providing a mediated marketplace service is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: OPENWAVE MOBILITY, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Delany
  • Patent number: 8381262
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards detecting and reporting use by a domain of a message authentication mechanism, such as DomainKeys (DK), and/or DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), and enabling subsequent blocking of messages based, in part, on its usage. When a message is received by an inbound message server, a message source is determined for the message. In one embodiment, the message source is a domain name associated with the sender of the message. Statistics are recorded about the message, including the message source, whether the message is suspect, includes a forged source identifier, employs DK/DKIM message authentication, and the like. The reports may then be sent to various message sources to enable them to determine the extent of use of DK/DKIM message authentication, and to selectively block, re-direct, or forward the messages based, in part, on the use of DK/DKIM message authentication mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Risher, Mark Delany, Anirban Kundu, Miles A. Libbey, IV, Masumi Taketomi
  • Publication number: 20120209778
    Abstract: Mediation systems and methods for restricted access item distribution are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for facilitating payment from a user device for a restricted access item hosted by a host system is disclosed. In another embodiment, a system for facilitating payment from a user device to for a restricted access item hosted by a host system is disclosed. In another embodiment, a method for providing a mediated marketplace service is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: OPENWAVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Mark Delany
  • Publication number: 20120084460
    Abstract: A method and system for dynamic traffic steering is described. In one embodiment, a method for dynamic traffic steering involves receiving a request for content at a steering component, comparing information in the request with steering criteria in the steering component, steering the request based on the comparing, and continuously updating the steering criteria based on requests that are subsequently received at the steering component. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: OPENWAVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Shaun McGinnity, Stephen Wright, Patrick McGleenon, Ramkumar Venkataramani, Mark Delany
  • Patent number: 7950047
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards detecting and reporting use by a domain of a message authentication mechanism, such as DomainKeys (DK), and/or DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), and enabling subsequent blocking of messages based, in part, on its usage. When a message is received by an inbound message server, a message source is determined for the message. In one embodiment, the message source is a domain name associated with the sender of the message. Statistics are recorded about the message, including the message source, whether the message is suspect, includes a forged source identifier, employs DK/DKIM message authentication, and the like. The reports may ten be sent to various message sources to enable them to determine the extent of use of DK/DKIM message authentication, and to selectively block, re-direct, or forward the messages based, in part, on the use of DK/DKIM message authentication mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Risher, Mark Delany, Anirban Kundu, Miles A. Libbey, IV, Masumi Taketomi
  • Publication number: 20090216842
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards detecting and reporting use by a domain of a message authentication mechanism, such as DomainKeys (DK), and/or DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), and enabling subsequent blocking of messages based, in part, on its usage. When a message is received by an inbound message server, a message source is determined for the message. In one embodiment, the message source is a domain name associated with the sender of the message. Statistics are recorded about the message, including the message source, whether the message is suspect, includes a forged source identifier, employs DK/DKIM message authentication, and the like. The reports may ten be sent to various message sources to enable them to determine the extent of use of DK/DKIM message authentication, and to selectively block, re-direct, or forward the messages based, in part, on the use of DK/DKIM message authentication mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Risher, Mark Delany, Anirban Kundu, Miles A. Libbey, IV, Masumi Taketomi
  • Publication number: 20090210501
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards detecting and reporting use by a domain of a message authentication mechanism, such as DomainKeys (DK), and/or DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), and enabling subsequent blocking of messages based, in part, on its usage. When a message is received by an inbound message server, a message source is determined for the message. In one embodiment, the message source is a domain name associated with the sender of the message. Statistics are recorded about the message, including the message source, whether the message is suspect, includes a forged source identifier, employs DK/DKIM message authentication, and the like. The reports may then be sent to various message sources to enable them to determine the extent of use of DK/DKIM message authentication, and to selectively block, re-direct, or forward the messages based, in part, on the use of DK/DKIM message authentication mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Risher, Mark Delany, Anirban Kundu, Miles A. Libbey, IV, Masumi Taketomi
  • Patent number: 7313700
    Abstract: A method and system is directed to providing policies for handling authenticated messages, such as email, and the like, by combining Public Key encryption and the Internet Domain Name System (the “DNS”). The policies include system, user, statistics, new domain, unverified domain, and third party. A domain owner may validate that an email originates from an authorized sender within their domain by using a private key component to digitally sign email outbound from its domain. Employing a public key component, along with a selector, an email recipient may check the validity of the signature, and thus determine that the email originated from a sender authorized by the domain owner. In one embodiment, the public key component used to verify an email signature may be “advertised” or otherwise made available via a TXT record in the DNS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Delany
  • Patent number: 6986049
    Abstract: A method and system is directed to providing authentication of a message, such as email, and the like, by combining Public Key encryption and the Internet Domain Name System (the “DNS”). A domain owner may validate that an email originates from an authorized sender within their domain by using a private key component to digitally sign email outbound from its domain. Employing a public key component, along with a selector, an email recipient may check the validity of the signature, and thus determine that the email originated from a sender authorized by the domain owner. In one embodiment, the public key component used to verify an email signature may be “advertised” or otherwise made available via a TXT record in the DNS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Delany
  • Publication number: 20050039017
    Abstract: A method and system is directed to providing authentication of a message, such as email, and the like, by combining Public Key encryption and the Internet Domain Name System (the “DNS”). A domain owner may validate that an email originates from an authorized sender within their domain by using a private key component to digitally sign email outbound from its domain. Employing a public key component, along with a selector, an email recipient may check the validity of the signature, and thus determine that the email originated from a sender authorized by the domain owner. In one embodiment, the public key component used to verify an email signature may be “advertised” or otherwise made available via a TXT record in the DNS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Inventor: Mark Delany
  • Publication number: 20050039019
    Abstract: A method and system is directed to providing policies for handling authenticated messages, such as email, and the like, by combining Public Key encryption and the Internet Domain Name System (the “DNS”). The policies include system, user, statistics, new domain, unverified domain, and third party. A domain owner may validate that an email originates from an authorized sender within their domain by using a private key component to digitally sign email outbound from its domain. Employing a public key component, along with a selector, an email recipient may check the validity of the signature, and thus determine that the email originated from a sender authorized by the domain owner. In one embodiment, the public key component used to verify an email signature may be “advertised” or otherwise made available via a TXT record in the DNS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Delany
  • Patent number: 6658454
    Abstract: An electronic mail (“e-mail”) system providing improved methodology for processing messages sent to mailing lists is described. The system include an “Injector” component which serves to “inject” messages into one or more Message Transfer Agents (MTAs). The system's Mailing List Manager (MLM), acting through the Injector, posts the address to a first MTA. If that MTA successfully processes the address, it responds with a “success” result, which may be passed back through the Injector to the MLM. If, on the other hand, that MTA is not successful, then the address is passed off to a second MTA. Again, if that MTA is successful, it will indicate that success back to the MLM; otherwise, the address is then passed off to the next MTA. The foregoing sequence continues until either the address for the given recipient is successfully processed by one of the MTAs or all of the available MTAs have been exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Sendmail, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Delany, Murray Kucherawy