Patents by Inventor Nelly Porter

Nelly Porter 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: 11314882
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for instantiating and managing systems that utilize hierarchal enclaves in a cloud environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nelly Porter, David Benson Cross, Uday Ramesh Savagaonkar, Brandon S. Baker, Sergey Simakov
  • Patent number: 11055385
    Abstract: A multi-factor user authentication framework using asymmetric key includes a host device, a user agent, a gesture system, and an authentication system. The multiple factors include a user credential as well as a user gesture that indicates that the user is present. The user interacts with the user agent via the host device in order to obtain access to something for which user authentication is needed. The authentication system maintains the user credentials, which are provided to authenticate the user in response to the authentication system determining that the user is present (which can be determined in different manners, such as using a personal identification number (PIN), biometric information regarding the user, geographic location of the gesture system, etc.). The user agent, gesture system, and authentication system can be implemented on the same device (e.g., the host device), or alternatively implemented across one or more different devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Anooshiravan Saboori, Nelly Porter, Vijay G. Bharadwaj, Alexander Thomas Weinert, Octavian T. Ureche, Benjamin Richard Vincent, Tarek Bahaa El-Din Mahmoud Kamel
  • Publication number: 20200372166
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for instantiating and managing systems that utilize hierarchal enclaves in a cloud environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Nelly Porter, David Benson Cross, Uday Ramesh Savagaonkar, Brandon S. Baker, Sergey Simakov
  • Patent number: 10776503
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for instantiating and managing systems that utilize hierarchal enclaves in a cloud environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nelly Porter, David Benson Cross, Uday Ramesh Savagsonkar, Brandon S. Baker, Sergey Simakov
  • Patent number: 10498846
    Abstract: Presence based content access control techniques are described in which presence of users is used as a basis for enforcing content restrictions. In an implementation, applications are registered to receive feedback regarding users' presence in relation to a presentation of content via a computing device. The presence of users is recognized independently of authentication of the users to access user accounts. For example, an imaging sensor such as camera may be employed for recognition of multiple users engaged with the computing device. In addition or alternatively, presence devices associated with users such as badges, key fobs, or access cards may be detected to ascertain the presence of users. Feedback indicative of the one or more users that are recognized may then be supplied to the registered applications. The feedback enables the applications to control the presentation of content by enforcing content restrictions and/or taking other presence based actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Dawoud Shenouda Dawoud, Nelly Porter, Himanshu Soni, Dustin Michael Ingalls, Kyle James Krum
  • Publication number: 20190220579
    Abstract: A multi-factor user authentication framework using asymmetric key includes a host device, a user agent, a gesture system, and an authentication system. The multiple factors include a user credential as well as a user gesture that indicates that the user is present. The user interacts with the user agent via the host device in order to obtain access to something for which user authentication is needed. The authentication system maintains the user credentials, which are provided to authenticate the user in response to the authentication system determining that the user is present (which can be determined in different manners, such as using a personal identification number (PIN), biometric information regarding the user, geographic location of the gesture system, etc.). The user agent, gesture system, and authentication system can be implemented on the same device (e.g., the host device), or alternatively implemented across one or more different devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Anooshiravan Saboori, Nelly Porter, Vijay G. Bharadwaj, Alexander Thomas Weinert, Octavian T. Ureche, Benjamin Richard Vincent, Tarek Bahaa El-Din Mahmoud Kamel
  • Patent number: 10268809
    Abstract: A multi-factor user authentication framework using asymmetric key includes a host device, a user agent, a gesture system, and an authentication system. The multiple factors include a user credential as well as a user gesture that indicates that the user is present. The user interacts with the user agent via the host device in order to obtain access to something for which user authentication is needed. The authentication system maintains the user credentials, which are provided to authenticate the user in response to the authentication system determining that the user is present (which can be determined in different manners, such as using a personal identification number (PIN), biometric information regarding the user, geographic location of the gesture system, etc.). The user agent, gesture system, and authentication system can be implemented on the same device (e.g., the host device), or alternatively implemented across one or more different devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anooshiravan Saboori, Nelly Porter, Vijay G. Bharadwaj, Alexander Thomas Weinert, Octavian T. Ureche, Benjamin Richard Vincent, Tarek Bahaa El-Din Mahmoud Kamel
  • Publication number: 20180359326
    Abstract: Presence based content access control techniques are described in which presence of users is used as a basis for enforcing content restrictions. In an implementation, applications are registered to receive feedback regarding users' presence in relation to a presentation of content via a computing device. The presence of users is recognized independently of authentication of the users to access user accounts. For example, an imaging sensor such as camera may be employed for recognition of multiple users engaged with the computing device. In addition or alternatively, presence devices associated with users such as badges, key fobs, or access cards may be detected to ascertain the presence of users. Feedback indicative of the one or more users that are recognized may then be supplied to the registered applications. The feedback enables the applications to control the presentation of content by enforcing content restrictions and/or taking other presence based actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Dawoud Shenouda Dawoud, Nelly Porter, Himanshu Soni, Dustin Michael Ingalls, Kyle James Krum
  • Patent number: 10097655
    Abstract: Presence based content access control techniques are described in which presence of users is used as a basis for enforcing content restrictions. In an implementation, applications are registered to receive feedback regarding users' presence in relation to a presentation of content via a computing device. The presence of users is recognized independently of authentication of the users to access user accounts. For example, an imaging sensor such as camera may be employed for recognition of multiple users engaged with the computing device. In addition or alternatively, presence devices associated with users such as badges, key fobs, or access cards may be detected to ascertain the presence of users. Feedback indicative of the one or more users that are recognized may then be supplied to the registered applications. The feedback enables the applications to control the presentation of content by enforcing content restrictions and/or taking other presence based actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Licensing Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Dawoud Shenouda Dawoud, Nelly Porter, Himanshu Soni, Dustin Michael Ingalls, Kyle James Krum
  • Publication number: 20180225433
    Abstract: A multi-factor user authentication framework using asymmetric key includes a host device, a user agent, a gesture system, and an authentication system. The multiple factors include a user credential as well as a user gesture that indicates that the user is present. The user interacts with the user agent via the host device in order to obtain access to something for which user authentication is needed. The authentication system maintains the user credentials, which are provided to authenticate the user in response to the authentication system determining that the user is present (which can be determined in different manners, such as using a personal identification number (PIN), biometric information regarding the user, geographic location of the gesture system, etc.). The user agent, gesture system, and authentication system can be implemented on the same device (e.g., the host device), or alternatively implemented across one or more different devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anooshiravan Saboori, Nelly Porter, Vijay G. Bharadwaj, Alexander Thomas Weinert, Octavian T. Ureche, Benjamin Richard Vincent, Tarek Bahaa El-Din Mahmoud Kamel
  • Publication number: 20180137299
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for instantiating and managing systems that utilize hierarchal enclaves in a cloud environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Nelly Porter, David Benson Cross, Uday Ramesh Savagsonkar, Brandon S. Baker, Sergey Simakov
  • Patent number: 9967244
    Abstract: A multi-factor user authentication framework using asymmetric key includes a host device, a user agent, a gesture system, and an authentication system. The multiple factors include a user credential as well as a user gesture that indicates that the user is present. The user interacts with the user agent via the host device in order to obtain access to something for which user authentication is needed. The authentication system maintains the user credentials, which are provided to authenticate the user in response to the authentication system determining that the user is present (which can be determined in different manners, such as using a personal identification number (PIN), biometric information regarding the user, geographic location of the gesture system, etc.). The user agent, gesture system, and authentication system can be implemented on the same device (e.g., the host device), or alternatively implemented across one or more different devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Anooshiravan Saboori, Nelly Porter, Vijay G. Bharadwaj, Alexander Thomas Weinert, Octavian T. Ureche, Benjamin Richard Vincent, Tarek Bahaa El-Din Mahmoud Kamel
  • Patent number: 9819620
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate interpreting Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) data. An interface can obtain MIME data. For instance, a stream of MIME data can be obtained, MIME data can be loaded from a static file, etc. Moreover, any disparate type of RFC 822 data can additionally or alternatively be received by the interface. Also, a MIME reader can analyze the MIME data (and/or normalized RFC 822 data) to interpret encoded structural information and generate at least one primitive based on the encoded structural information. Further, a hierarchical model can be built utilizing the at least one primitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Williams, Yuriy M. Inglikov, Oleg V. Ouliankine, Nelly Porter, Loren Curtis
  • Publication number: 20170223125
    Abstract: Presence based content access control techniques are described in which presence of users is used as a basis for enforcing content restrictions. In an implementation, applications are registered to receive feedback regarding users' presence in relation to a presentation of content via a computing device. The presence of users is recognized independently of authentication of the users to access user accounts. For example, an imaging sensor such as camera may be employed for recognition of multiple users engaged with the computing device. In addition or alternatively, presence devices associated with users such as badges, key fobs, or access cards may be detected to ascertain the presence of users. Feedback indicative of the one or more users that are recognized may then be supplied to the registered applications. The feedback enables the applications to control the presentation of content by enforcing content restrictions and/or taking other presence based actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Dawoud Shenouda Dawoud, Nelly Porter, Himanshu Soni, Dustin Michael Ingalls, Kyle James Krum
  • Patent number: 9686274
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a user login device may create a user identifier template 400 for identifying a user by implicitly capturing one or more biometric identifier readings. A user login device may capture an enrollment biometric identifier reading of a user during an operational user action. The user login device may apply the enrollment biometric identifier reading in creating a user identifier template 400.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Himanshu Soni, Vijay Bharadwaj, Arthur H. Baker, Gopinathan Kannan, Ryan Segeberg, Nelly Porter
  • Patent number: 9660817
    Abstract: In many information security scenarios, a certificate issued by a certificate authority may be presented to a client in order to assert a trust level of a certificated item, such as a message or a web page. However, due to a decentralized structure and incomplete coordination among certificate authorities, the presence and exploitation of security vulnerabilities to issue untrustworthy certificates may be difficult to determine, particularly for an individual client. Presented herein are techniques for advising clients of the reputations of respective certificate authorities by evaluating the certificates issued by such certificate authorities, such as the number and types of domains certified by the certificate; the number and pattern of certificates issued for the domain; and the certification techniques used to issue the certificates. Such evaluation enables a determination of a certificate authority trust level that may be distributed to the clients in a certificate authority trust set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anooshiravan Saboori, Muhammad Umar Janjua, Nelly Porter, Philip Hallin, Haitao Li, Xiaohong Su, Kelvin Yiu, Anthony Paul Penta, Vassil Dimitrov Bakalov, Bryston Mitsuo Nitta
  • Patent number: 9661091
    Abstract: Presence based content access control techniques are described in which presence of users is used as a basis for enforcing content restrictions. In an implementation, applications are registered to receive feedback regarding users' presence in relation to a presentation of content via a computing device. The presence of users is recognized independently of authentication of the users to access user accounts. For example, an imaging sensor such as camera may be employed for recognition of multiple users engaged with the computing device. In addition or alternatively, presence devices associated with users such as badges, key fobs, or access cards may be detected to ascertain the presence of users. Feedback indicative of the one or more users that are recognized may then be supplied to the registered applications. The feedback enables the applications to control the presentation of content by enforcing content restrictions and/or taking other presence based actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Dawoud Shenouda Dawoud, Nelly Porter, Himanshu Soni, Dustin Michael Ingalls, Kyle James Krum
  • Publication number: 20170111337
    Abstract: A multi-factor user authentication framework using asymmetric key includes a host device, a user agent, a gesture system, and an authentication system. The multiple factors include a user credential as well as a user gesture that indicates that the user is present. The user interacts with the user agent via the host device in order to obtain access to something for which user authentication is needed. The authentication system maintains the user credentials, which are provided to authenticate the user in response to the authentication system determining that the user is present (which can be determined in different manners, such as using a personal identification number (PIN), biometric information regarding the user, geographic location of the gesture system, etc.). The user agent, gesture system, and authentication system can be implemented on the same device (e.g., the host device), or alternatively implemented across one or more different devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anooshiravan Saboori, Nelly Porter, Vijay G. Bharadwaj, Alexander Thomas Weinert, Octavian T. Ureche, Benjamin Richard Vincent, Tarek Bahaa El-Din Mahmoud Kamel
  • Patent number: 9553730
    Abstract: In many information security scenarios, a certificate issued by a certificating authority may be presented to a client in order to assert a trust level of a certificated item, such as a message or a web page. However, due to a decentralized structure and incomplete coordination among certificating authorities, the presence and exploitation of security vulnerabilities to issue untrustworthy certificates may be difficult to determine, particularly for an individual client. Presented herein are techniques for providing a certificating authority trust service that collects and evaluates certificates submitted to clients by certificating authorities, and advises the clients of a certificating authority trust level for respective certificating authorities (e.g., determined as a consensus of the evaluated certificates issued by the certificating authority).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anooshiravan Saboor, Muhammad Umar Janjua, Nelly Porter, Philip Hallin, Haitao Li, Xiaohong Su, Kelvin Yiu, Anthony Paul Penta
  • Patent number: 9553732
    Abstract: In many information security scenarios, a certificate issued by a certificate authority on behalf of a domain is presented to a client in order to verify the identity of the domain. However, due to a decentralized structure and incomplete coordination among certificate authorities, the presence and exploitation of security vulnerabilities to issue untrustworthy certificates may be difficult for an individual client to determine. Presented herein are techniques for advising clients of the trustworthiness of respective certificate authorities by evaluating the certificates issued by such certificate authorities for suspicious indicators, such as hashcode collisions with other certificates and public key re-use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Anooshiravan Saboori, Muhammad Umar Janjua, Nelly Porter, Philip Hallin, Haitao Li, Xiaohong Su, Kelvin Yiu, Anthony Paul Penta