Patents by Inventor Paul A. Kline

Paul A. Kline 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: 9996679
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes sending an authentication request to a client device to obtain a utilization code in response to a request from the client device to access data. The utilization code is uniquely associated with the client device. The method includes obtaining an authentication response including the utilization code from the client device and authenticating the client device if the utilization code matches a utilization identifier stored in a database. The method includes generating an encryption key using a seed based at least in part on the utilization code and encrypting the data with the encryption key to generate encrypted data and sending, when the utilization code matches the utilization identifier stored in the database, the encrypted data to the client device without requiring a user of the client device to login.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Pegasus Media Security, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Kline, David Weinstein, Allan Weinstein, Changsheng Yang
  • Patent number: 9992444
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes receiving, at a device, digital audio content to be converted by a digital-to-analog converter to produce analog audio content. The digital audio content has at least one audible frequency. The method also includes selecting, at the device, a first signal and a second signal to output with the analog audio content. The first signal has an inaudible carrier frequency and a bandwidth, and the second signal also has an inaudible carrier frequency and a bandwidth. A difference between the first signal and the second signal is an undesired audible signal. The method further includes outputting, from the device, the analog audio content, the first signal and the second signal, such that when the analog audio content is detected by a recording device the undesired audible signal is detected with the analog audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Pegasus Media Security, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Kline, Gil Kline, Allan Weinstein, David J. Weinstein
  • Publication number: 20170323087
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes sending an authentication request to a client device to obtain a utilization code in response to a request from the client device to access data. The utilization code is uniquely associated with the client device. The method includes obtaining an authentication response including the utilization code from the client device and authenticating the client device if the utilization code matches a utilization identifier stored in a database. The method includes generating an encryption key using a seed based at least in part on the utilization code and encrypting the data with the encryption key to generate encrypted data and sending, when the utilization code matches the utilization identifier stored in the database, the encrypted data to the client device without requiring a user of the client device to login.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Pegasus Media Security, LLC
    Inventors: Paul KLINE, David WEINSTEIN, Allan WEINSTEIN, Changsheng YANG
  • Publication number: 20170235971
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device includes a memory and a processor. The memory is operatively coupled to the processor and configured to store encrypted personal data. The processor is configured to receive query and a personal identifier from a user. Based on the query, the processor further identifies and retrieves a portion of the associated encrypted personal data from the memory. Using the personal identifier, the processor produces decrypted personal data by decrypting a portion of the retrieved encrypted personal data. The processor is further configured to analyze the decrypted personal data to identify a result of the query. The result is sent to the user without sending the decrypted personal data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Genosecurity, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Kline, Allan M. Weinstein
  • Publication number: 20170064246
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes receiving, at a device, digital audio content to be converted by a digital-to-analog converter to produce analog audio content. The digital audio content has at least one audible frequency. The method also includes selecting, at the device, a first signal and a second signal to output with the analog audio content. The first signal has an inaudible carrier frequency and a bandwidth, and the second signal also has an inaudible carrier frequency and a bandwidth. A difference between the first signal and the second signal is an undesired audible signal. The method further includes outputting, from the device, the analog audio content, the first signal and the second signal, such that when the analog audio content is detected by a recording device the undesired audible signal is detected with the analog audio content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Pegasus Media Security, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Kline, Gil Kline, Allan Weinstein, David J. Weinstein
  • Patent number: 9519758
    Abstract: A method detects unauthorized access of data, and includes receiving data from a content provider by a content reproducing device; storing the received data in a memory storage device of the content reproducing device; obtaining an address range of a buffer of the content reproducing device; intercepting system application programming interface calls related to memory access of the address range of the buffer; comparing the intercepted system application programming interface calls to an expected sequence of memory access calls; and determining that a particular memory access call is unauthorized when the particular memory access call accesses the address range of the buffer while not belonging to the expected sequence of memory access calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Pegasus Media Security, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Kline, Allan M. Weinstein, David J. Weinstein, Changsheng Yang
  • Publication number: 20150220707
    Abstract: A method detects unauthorized access of data, and includes receiving data from a content provider by a content reproducing device; storing the received data in a memory storage device of the content reproducing device; obtaining an address range of a buffer of the content reproducing device; intercepting system application programming interface calls related to memory access of the address range of the buffer; comparing the intercepted system application programming interface calls to an expected sequence of memory access calls; and determining that a particular memory access call is unauthorized when the particular memory access call accesses the address range of the buffer while not belonging to the expected sequence of memory access calls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: Pegasus Media Security, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. KLINE, Allan M. WEINSTEIN, David J. WEINSTEIN, Changsheng YANG
  • Publication number: 20150209213
    Abstract: A wearable crutches device in its primary form has an adjustable belt to which two adjustable length and pivoting crutches are affixed on each side. When the belt is worn around a person's waist, the tops of the crutches make contact with the wearers armpits. A wearable crutches device in its secondary form has an articulated device attached to the bottom of one or both sides of the primary form of the invention. The articulated device consists of two adjustable length metal tubes connected end to end with a flexible joint and which attaches to the sides of the wearers leg(s), the bottom of which comes in contact with the walking surface when standing or walking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventor: Larry Paul KLINE
  • Patent number: 8627415
    Abstract: A method for securing intellectual property includes establishing contact between an IP server and a client. At least two component codes are shared and pre-stored in both the player and the server prior to ordering the intellectual property. The IP server accepts an order for an intellectual property product from the client. The IP server creates a shared private key based on the pre-stored shared component codes and an additional shared component code at the time the intellectual property product is ordered. The shared private key is not distributed to the player software. The IP server encrypts the intellectual property product with the created shared private key prior to distribution to the client. The intellectual property product further comprises content data and rights data in digital form. The IP server electronically distributes the intellectual property product to the client in encrypted form without the shared private key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sharestream, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Kline, Sawant Nitin, Allan M. Weinstein, David J. Weinstein, Jon L. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20120131328
    Abstract: A method for securing intellectual property includes establishing contact between an IP server and a client. At least two component codes are shared and pre-stored in both the player and the server prior to ordering the intellectual property. The IP server accepts an order for an intellectual property product from the client. The IP server creates a shared private key based on the pre-stored shared component codes and an additional shared component code at the time the intellectual property product is ordered. The shared private key is not distributed to the player software. The IP server encrypts the intellectual property product with the created shared private key prior to distribution to the client. The intellectual property product further comprises content data and rights data in digital form. The IP server electronically distributes the intellectual property product to the client in encrypted form without the shared private key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Paul A. Kline, Sawant Nitin, Allan M. Weinstein, David J. Weinstein, Jon L. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8131993
    Abstract: A system and method for securing intellectual property rights in distributed intellectual property. Rights are granted and policed in electronically distributed intellectual property. Use limitations are established by agreement by the content provider and the client. The use limitations are reflected in time-based, usage-based and player based component codes that are used to determine if the client is entitled to use the intellectual property. Intellectual property is protected from unauthorized use by encrypting the intellectual property with a key created from some or all of the component codes. As the component codes are known to both the client and the content provider, no key exchange is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sharestream, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Kline, Allan M. Weinstein, David J. Weinstein, Jon L. Roberts, Sawant Nitin
  • Patent number: 7675408
    Abstract: A signal is received from a first portion of a power line via a connection to the power line and at least a portion of the signal is converted to a non-electrically conducting signal. The non-electrically conducting signal may be communicated to a non-electrically conductive communication path. In this manner, the non-electrically conducting signal may have properties that do not provide imminent danger from human contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Current Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Paul A. Kline
  • Patent number: 7525423
    Abstract: An automated meter reading power line communications system is provided, which may include, in one embodiment, measuring the utility usage of a first customer premises to provide first utility usage data, storing the first utility usage data in memory of a first device, wirelessly transmitting the first utility usage data from the first device, receiving the wirelessly transmitted first utility usage data at a second device coupled to a medium voltage power line, and transmitting the first utility usage data over the medium voltage power line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Current Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William H. Berkman, Paul A. Kline
  • Publication number: 20080288770
    Abstract: A system and method for securing intellectual property rights in distributed intellectual property. Rights are granted and policed in electronically distributed intellectual property. Use limitations are established by agreement by the content provider and the client. The use limitations are reflected in time-based, usage-based and player based component codes that are used to determine if the client is entitled to use the intellectual property. Intellectual property is protected from unauthorized use by encrypting the intellectual property with a key created from some or all of the component codes. As the component codes are known to both the client and the content provider, no key exchange is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Paul A. Kline, Allan M. Weinstein, David J. Weinstein, Jon L. Roberts, Sawant Nitin
  • Patent number: 7453352
    Abstract: Data signals are communicated between a power line and a computer, wherein the power line provides power to the computer via a distribution transformer and the computer is in communication with a wireless communication path. A first data signal is communicated with the power line. A conversion is made between the first data signal and a second data signal capable of being communicated wirelessly. The second data signal is wirelessly communicated with the wireless communication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Current Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Paul A. Kline
  • Publication number: 20080266134
    Abstract: A signal is received from a first portion of a power line via a connection to the power line and at least a portion of the signal is converted to a non-electrically conducting signal. The non-electrically conducting signal may be communicated to a non-electrically conductive communication path. In this manner, the non-electrically conducting signal may have properties that do not provide imminent danger from human contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Paul A. Kline
  • Patent number: 7414518
    Abstract: A signal is received from a first portion of a power line via a connection to the power line and at least a portion of the signal is converted to a non-electrically conducting signal. The non-electrically conducting signal may be communicated to a non-electrically conductive communication path. In this manner, the non-electrically conducting signal may have properties that do not provide imminent danger from human contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Current Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Paul A. Kline
  • Publication number: 20080018491
    Abstract: An automated meter reading power line communications system is provided, which may include, in one embodiment, measuring the utility usage of a first customer premises to provide first utility usage data, storing the first utility usage data in memory of a first device, wirelessly transmitting the first utility usage data from the first device, receiving the wirelessly transmitted first utility usage data at a second device coupled to a medium voltage power line, and transmitting the first utility usage data over the medium voltage power line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: William Berkman, Paul Kline
  • Publication number: 20070287406
    Abstract: Data signals are communicated between a power line and a computer, wherein the power line provides power to the computer via a distribution transformer and the computer is in communication with a wireless communication path. A first data signal is communicated with the power line. A conversion is made between the first data signal and a second data signal capable of being communicated wirelessly. The second data signal is wirelessly communicated with the wireless communication path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Paul Kline
  • Patent number: 7307511
    Abstract: The last portion of the electrical distribution system is used to provide high-speed communications to residential homes. An aggregation point interfaces a medium voltage power line with a point-of-presence, and a power line bridge enables flow of communications signals between the medium voltage power line and a low voltage power line across a distribution transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Current Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Paul A. Kline