Patents by Inventor Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr.

Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr. 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: 8676778
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for electronically publishing information on a computer network are disclosed. A computer connected to a computer network is provided to host a database. The computer is configured receive a request from a user to electronically publish information on the computer network. The computer then may accept and store input from the user in a database. The computer may then electronically publish the user input by making information stored in the database freely accessible on the computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Publication number: 20130227282
    Abstract: A licensing system is disclosed for performing synchronous encryption with a client over an IP-compliant network. In disclosed embodiments, the system includes a licensing agent configured to pass a data structure unencrypted in an initial communication between the licensing agent/client pair and pass a first key to said client responsive to an initial communication. The licensing agent then receives the data structure from the client having designated fields encrypted according to the first key. The licensing agent then sends a second key to the client for use in subsequent communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher D. Coley, Ralph E. Wesinger, JR.
  • Patent number: 8370476
    Abstract: A multi-homed web server with modular functionality is disclosed including a plurality of virtual hosts operable in a web server. The multi-web server is configured to serve animations to clients over the web. The multi-web server may determine whether the specified time to send a subsequent graphic in a series of graphics has passed, and if the specified time has passed, then send a next graphic the next appropriate time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Patent number: 8370453
    Abstract: A multi-homed web server is disclosed including a plurality of virtual hosts operable in a web server. The multi-web server is configured to serve animations to clients over the web. The multi-web server may determine whether the specified time to send a subsequent graphic in a series of graphics has passed, and if the specified time has passed, then send a next graphic the next appropriate time. The web server software may be compiled as part of the native web server code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Patent number: 8364754
    Abstract: A multi-homed web server is disclosed including a plurality of virtual hosts operable in a web server. The multi-web server is configured to serve animations to clients over the web. The multi-web server may determine whether the specified time to send a subsequent graphic in a series of graphics has passed, and if the specified time has passed, then send a next graphic the next appropriate time. The web server software may be compiled as part of the native web server code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Patent number: 8359368
    Abstract: A multi-homed web server is disclosed including a plurality of virtual hosts operable in a web server. The multi-web server is configured to serve animations to clients over the web. The multi-web server may determine whether the specified time to send a subsequent graphic in a series of graphics has passed, and if the specified time has passed, then send a next graphic the next appropriate time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Patent number: 8356073
    Abstract: A multi-homed web server is disclosed including a plurality of virtual hosts operable in a web server. The multi-web server is configured to serve animations to clients over the web. The multi-web server may determine whether the specified time to send a subsequent graphic in a series of graphics has passed, and if the specified time has passed, then send a next graphic the next appropriate time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Patent number: 8346890
    Abstract: A multi-homed web server is disclosed including a plurality of virtual hosts operable in a web server. The multi-web server is configured to serve animations to clients over the web. The multi-web server may determine whether the specified time to send a subsequent graphic in a series of graphics has passed, and if the specified time has passed, then send a next graphic the next appropriate time. The web server software may be compiled as part of the native web server code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Patent number: 8346861
    Abstract: A multi-homed web server is disclosed including a plurality of virtual hosts operable in a web server. The web server is configured to serve animations to clients over the web. The web server may determine whether the specified time to send a subsequent graphic in a series of graphics has passed, and if the specified time has passed, then send a next graphic the next appropriate time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Patent number: 8117298
    Abstract: A multi-homed web server is disclosed including a plurality of virtual hosts operable in a web server. A master configuration file associated with each of said plurality of virtual hosts is provided. A plurality of modules are available for processing particular types of incoming connection requests. Associations are maintained in the master configuration file for determining which of the plurality of modules is appropriate for a particular incoming connection request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Publication number: 20110219006
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for electronically publishing information on a computer network are disclosed. A computer connected to a computer network is provided to host a database. The computer is configured receive a request from a user to electronically publish information on the computer network. The computer then may accept and store input from the user in a database. The computer may then electronically publish the user input by making information stored in the database freely accessible on the computer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, JR., Christopher D. Coley
  • Patent number: 7424737
    Abstract: A virtual host for protocol transforming traffic traversing between an IP-compliant source and non-IP compliant destination is disclosed. The virtual host includes a communications channel configured to channel process traffic, transforming IP-compliant traffic into a non-IP protocol appropriate for the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Patent number: 7386880
    Abstract: A Web server is provided having a multi-homed, modular framework. The modular framework allows extensions to the Web server to be easily compiled into the Web server, allowing the extensions to run natively as part of the server instead of incurring the overhead typical of CGI scripts, for example. The multi-homing capabilities of the Web server provide the appearance to Web users of multiple distinct and independent servers, allowing a small company or individual to create the same kind of Web presence enjoyed by larger companies. In effect, multiple virtual servers run on the same physical machine. The Web server as a whole is easily extensible to allow additional capabilities to be provided natively within the Web server itself. Furthermore, each virtual server is independently configurable in order to turn different capabilities on or off or to modify operation of the virtual server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Patent number: 7383573
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for transparently managing outbound traffic from an internal user of a private network destined for a public network are disclosed. Embodiments include a firewall device operable between an internal user of a private network and an IP-compliant network. The firewall device being configured to assign a proxy agent to process a request by the internal user to form a connection with a public network element through the IP-compliant network. Disclosed embodiments include the proxy agent forming a connection only if the internal user is authorized to access the public requested network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher D. Coley, Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7380273
    Abstract: A firewall for authenticating a user access request is disclosed. The firewall device may include a proxy process for processing incoming connection requests. The proxy is configured to receive an access request from a user over a first communication medium and prompt the user for a username over the first communication medium. The firewall may then send a password to the user over a communication medium other than said first communication medium responsive to receiving a valid username from the user. The firewall may then verify the access request responsive to receiving the password from the user through the first communication medium. The firewall may send passwords to a mobile device for verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher D. Coley, Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7360244
    Abstract: A firewall for authenticating a user access request is disclosed. The firewall device may include a proxy process for processing incoming connection requests. The proxy is configured to receive an access request from a user over a first communication medium and prompt the user for a username and a first password portion over the first communication medium. The firewall may then send a second password portion to the user over a communication medium other than said first communication medium responsive to receiving a valid user name and first password portion pair from the user. The firewall may then verify the access request responsive to receiving the second password portion from the user through the first communication medium. The firewall may send passwords to a mobile device for verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher D. Coley, Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7269847
    Abstract: A remote configurator for a gateway device is disclosed. The remote configurator module is operatively disposed in a gateway device for providing network connectivity between a source and destination of IP-compliant traffic. Embodiments of the remote configurator module are disclosed providing an HTML-based configuration interface for allowing remote management of gateway configuration files over an IP-compliant connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Patent number: 7269591
    Abstract: A web server for providing a pay-for-service web site is disclosed configured to execute an HTML front-end entry process configured for creating and storing a personal homepage for a owner. The web server is also configured to receive a fee for making the personal homepage accessible on a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: GraphOn NES Sub, LLC.
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Patent number: 7249376
    Abstract: The present invention provides a firewall that achieves maximum network security and maximum user convenience. The firewall employs “envoys” that exhibit the security robustness of prior-art proxies and the transparency and ease-of-use of prior-art packet filters, combining the best of both worlds. No traffic can pass through the firewall unless the firewall has established an envoy for that traffic. Both connection-oriented (e.g., TCP) and connectionless (e.g., UDP-based) services may be handled using envoys. Establishment of an envoy may be subjected to a myriad of tests to “qualify” the user, the requested communication, or both. Therefore, a high level of security may be achieved. The usual added burden of prior-art proxy systems is avoided in such a way as to achieve fall transparency-the user can use standard applications and need not even know of the existence of the firewall. To achieve full transparency, the firewall is configured as two or more sets of virtual hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: GraphOn Nes Sub, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley
  • Patent number: 7127464
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for updating personal financial information on a web site. Preferred methods include a web site configured for receiving a request from a user to update personal financial information on the web site, verifying the user's identity, and allowing financial information to be updated if the user's response contains a proper password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Wesinger, Jr., Christopher D. Coley