Patents by Inventor Matthew Keith Franklin

Matthew Keith Franklin 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: 6263436
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fairly exchanging documents. A first document is shared between principal Y and third party Z. A second document is shared between principal X and third party Z. Z verifies that the sharing of the first and second documents has been performed correctly without Z understanding either document. If verified, Z sends its shares of the first and second documents to Y and X, respectively. X and Y verify that Z's shares are authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew Keith Franklin, Michael Kendrick Reiter
  • Patent number: 6115742
    Abstract: A compact metering scheme meters visits to a web site. A proxy module intercepts traffic between a client and a server. The proxy module appends a metering module to the body of information sent from the server to the client. The metering module measures the duration of each visit using a timing function F and a unique seed generated for each visit. The metering module returns an auditable result when the client ends the visit. A log keeper module is used to store each result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: AT&T Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Keith Franklin, Dahlia Malkhi