Patents by Inventor Mark Pozefsky

Mark Pozefsky 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: 9825916
    Abstract: A mobile device identifier (such as an MSISDN) that typically accompanies a mobile device request is replaced with an “enriched” identifier that exposes the mobile device user's home operator but obfuscates the mobile device's (and, thus, the device user's) identity. In one embodiment, the identifier comprises a first part, and a second part. The first part comprises a data string that identifies (either directly or through a database lookup) the mobile device user's home operator. The second part, however, is an opaque data string, such as a one-time-use unique identifier (UID) or a value that is otherwise derived as a function of the MSISDN (or the like). The opaque data string encodes the mobile device's identity in a manner that preferably can be recovered only by the user's home operator (or an entity authorized thereby). When the mobile device user roams into a foreign network, that network receives the enriched identifier in lieu of an MSISDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Heather Maria Hinton, Alastair John Angwin, Mark Pozefsky
  • Patent number: 9152942
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a solution for modifying a group list server to perform syndication feed operations. A syndication feed creation software component, a content gathering component, and a content extraction converting component can be added to a group list server. The modified group list server can continue to function as a traditional list server and can also function as a traditional feed server that is able to interoperate with standard, client-side feed readers. In one embodiment, the modified list server can repurpose syndication groups as to operate as syndication feed channels and can repurpose group members to operate as feed items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Gilfix, Victor S. Moore, Mark Pozefsky, Susan Renee Wallenborn
  • Patent number: 8320882
    Abstract: A mobile device identifier (such as an MSISDN) that typically accompanies a mobile device request is replaced with an “enriched” identifier that exposes the mobile device user's home operator but obfuscates the mobile device's (and, thus, the device user's) identity. In one embodiment, the identifier comprises a first part, and a second part. The first part comprises a data string that identifies (either directly or through a database lookup) the mobile device user's home operator. The second part, however, is an opaque data string, such as a one-time-use unique identifier (UID) or a value that is otherwise derived as a function of the MSISDN (or the like). The opaque data string encodes the mobile device's identity in a manner that preferably can be recovered only by the user's home operator. The present invention describes a method and apparatus for use in a home network to manage the generation, storage and use of the unique identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Heather Maria Hinton, Alastair John Angwin, Mark Pozefsky
  • Patent number: 8260944
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system for implementing a software application programming interface (API) within a session initiation protocol (SIP) servlet. Such a system can utilize a state machine, a SIP servlet configured to execute the state machine, and an enterprise service bus (ESB). The state machine can be configured to send and receive a series of communications and can be defined in a definition document. The series of communications can represent the execution of a software function defined within an API. The SIP servlet can select a state machine based upon an indicator contained within a received SIP message. The ESB can be configured to execute a system function in response to communications with the state machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Gilfix, Victor S. Moore, Vishwanath Narayan, Mark Pozefsky
  • Patent number: 8107952
    Abstract: A mobile device identifier (such as an MSISDN) that typically accompanies a mobile device request is replaced with an “enriched” identifier that exposes the mobile device user's home operator but obfuscates the mobile device's (and, thus, the device user's) identity. In one embodiment, the identifier comprises a first part, and a second part. The first part comprises a data string that identifies (either directly or through a database lookup) the mobile device user's home operator. The second part, however, is an opaque data string, such as a one-time-use unique identifier (UID) or a value that is otherwise derived as a function of the MSISDN (or the like). The opaque data string encodes the mobile device's identity in a manner that preferably can be recovered only by the user's home operator (or an entity authorized thereby). When the mobile device user roams into a foreign network, that network receives the enriched identifier in lieu of an MSISDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Heather Maria Hinton, Alastair John Angwin, Mark Pozefsky
  • Publication number: 20090070790
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system for implementing a software application programming interface (API) within a session initiation protocol (SIP) servlet. Such a system can utilize a state machine, a SIP servlet configured to execute the state machine, and an enterprise service bus (ESB). The state machine can be configured to send and receive a series of communications and can be defined in a definition document. The series of communications can represent the execution of a software function defined within an API. The SIP servlet can select a state machine based upon an indicator contained within a received SIP message. The ESB can be configured to execute a system function in response to communications with the state machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: MICHAEL A. GILFIX, VICTOR S. MOORE, VISHWANATH NARAYAN, MARK POZEFSKY
  • Publication number: 20090037533
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a solution for modifying a group list server to perform syndication feed operations. A syndication feed creation software component, a content gathering component, and a content extraction converting component can be added to a group list server. The modified group list server can continue to function as a traditional list server and can also function as a traditional feed server that is able to interoperate with standard, client-side feed readers. In one embodiment, the modified list server can repurpose syndication groups as to operate as syndication feed channels and can repurpose group members to operate as feed items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: MICHAEL A. GILFIX, VICTOR S. MOORE, MARK POZEFSKY, SUSAN RENEE WALLENBORN
  • Publication number: 20090031081
    Abstract: A system for merging electronic and printed information is provided. The system includes a computing device having a visual display. Additionally, the system includes a handheld electronic memory device containing at least one information file with information corresponding to printed information that is presented on a separate physical medium. The memory device also includes a processing file comprising stored computer-readable instructions. The system further includes an electrical connector that is attached to the handheld electronic memory device. The electrical connector connects to the computing device having the visual display so that the at least one information file and the processing file are conveyed via the electrical connector to the computing device when the electrical connector is connected to the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Victor S. Moore, Susan Wallenborn, Neil A. Katz, Mark Pozefsky
  • Publication number: 20080293378
    Abstract: A mobile device identifier (such as an MSISDN) that typically accompanies a mobile device request is replaced with an “enriched” identifier that exposes the mobile device user's home operator but obfuscates the mobile device's (and, thus, the device user's) identity. In one embodiment, the identifier comprises a first part, and a second part. The first part comprises a data string that identifies (either directly or through a database lookup) the mobile device user's home operator. The second part, however, is an opaque data string, such as a one-time-use unique identifier (UID) or a value that is otherwise derived as a function of the MSISDN (or the like). The opaque data string encodes the mobile device's identity in a manner that preferably can be recovered only by the user's home operator (or an entity authorized thereby). When the mobile device user roams into a foreign network, that network receives the enriched identifier in lieu of an MSISDN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Heather Maria Hinton, Alastair John Angwin, Mark Pozefsky
  • Publication number: 20080293379
    Abstract: A mobile device identifier (such as an MSISDN) that typically accompanies a mobile device request is replaced with an “enriched” identifier that exposes the mobile device user's home operator but obfuscates the mobile device's (and, thus, the device user's) identity. In one embodiment, the identifier comprises a first part, and a second part. The first part comprises a data string that identifies (either directly or through a database lookup) the mobile device user's home operator. The second part, however, is an opaque data string, such as a one-time-use unique identifier (UID) or a value that is otherwise derived as a function of the MSISDN (or the like). The opaque data string encodes the mobile device's identity in a manner that preferably can be recovered only by the user's home operator (or an entity authorized thereby). When the mobile device user roams into a foreign network, that network receives the enriched identifier in lieu of an MSISDN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Heather Maria Hinton, Alastair John Angwin, Mark Pozefsky
  • Publication number: 20080293411
    Abstract: A mobile device identifier (such as an MSISDN) that typically accompanies a mobile device request is replaced with an “enriched” identifier that exposes the mobile device user's home operator but obfuscates the mobile device's (and, thus, the device user's) identity. In one embodiment, the identifier comprises a first part, and a second part. The first part comprises a data string that identifies (either directly or through a database lookup) the mobile device user's home operator. The second part, however, is an opaque data string, such as a one-time-use unique identifier (UID) or a value that is otherwise derived as a function of the MSISDN (or the like). The opaque data string encodes the mobile device's identity in a manner that preferably can be recovered only by the user's home operator. The present invention describes a method and apparatus for use in a home network to manage the generation, storage and use of the unique identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Heather Maria Hinton, Alastair John Angwin, Mark Pozefsky
  • Patent number: 5051892
    Abstract: A method for the full duplex exchange of data via a conversation between a pair of transaction programs over a network in which any transaction program which requests a confirmation of previously sent data inhibits the further transmission of data until a response to the request is received and a transaction program which receives a request for confirmation will inhibit the receipt of data until a response to the confirmation request is sent. In addition, when a transaction program attempts to terminate a conversation a definite response is requested and the response to the termination will be queued behind any data which remains to be sent so as to purge that data from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Marsha E. Ferree, James P. Gray, Mark Pozefsky, John F. Wilder
  • Patent number: 4914571
    Abstract: A LOCATE search dynamically locates resources (e.g., logical units (LUs) and transaction program and files associated with LUs) in a computer network so that a session can be established between the origin and the destination of the search.In a network which includes end nodes associated with server nodes, a resource contained in any node is located by a requesting node. The requesting node initiates a search of the resources residing within itself. If the resource does not reside in the requesting node, the server node searches the resources known to the server node that reside anywhere in the nework. If the resource is not known by the server node, it searchers all resources that reside in its associated end nodes. If the resource does not reside in the associated end nodes, either a request is sent to a central directory if one exists or a search of all resources in the network is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan E. Baratz, Inder S. Gopal, James P. Gray, George A. Grover, Jeffrey M. Jaffe, Jean A. Lorrain, Melinda R. Pollard, Diane P. Pozefsky, Mark Pozefsky, Lee M. Rafalow
  • Patent number: 4688035
    Abstract: Disclosed is a communication transport message format for carrying control information, relevant only to a transport system and end user data. The end user data is prefixed by a length field. The length field is set to a value representing the number of bytes of user data plus the size of the length field. A bit in the length field is used as a "continuation" or more-to-come indicator. Length field values that are less than the number of bytes of the length field are used to prefix control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: James P. Gray, Peter J. Hansen, Michael A. Lerner, Mark Pozefsky