Patents by Inventor Robert Durham

Robert Durham 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: 9654498
    Abstract: A determination is made as to whether an attempt to send a data packet from a computer system has deviated from an established protocol for sending data packets from the computer system is made. The determination includes obtaining a data structure describing the data packet, and, based on invocation of a function to deliver the data packet to a module of a stack of the computer system, the module interfacing network hardware for sending the data packet, checking for presence of a tag placed in the data structure by a component of the stack and indicative of whether the attempt to send the data packet has deviated from the established protocol. Processing is then performed based on the determination of whether the attempt has deviated from the established protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: ASSURED INFORMATION SECURITY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Durham, Kyle Patton, Levi Arthur
  • Publication number: 20160337383
    Abstract: A determination is made as to whether an attempt to send a data packet from a computer system has deviated from an established protocol for sending data packets from the computer system is made. The determination includes obtaining a data structure describing the data packet, and, based on invocation of a function to deliver the data packet to a module of a stack of the computer system, the module interfacing network hardware for sending the data packet, checking for presence of a tag placed in the data structure by a component of the stack and indicative of whether the attempt to send the data packet has deviated from the established protocol. Processing is then performed based on the determination of whether the attempt has deviated from the established protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: ASSURED INFORMATION SECURITY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Durham, Kyle Patton, Levi Arthur
  • Patent number: 7188180
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for establishing a secure communication link between a first computer and a second computer over a computer network. Initially, a secure communication mode of communication is enabled at a first computer without a user entering any cryptographic information for establishing the secure communication mode of communication. Then, a secure communication link is established between the first computer and a second computer over a computer network based on the enabled secure communication mode of communication. The secure communication link is a virtual private network communication link over the computer network in which one or more data values that vary according to a pseudo-random sequence are inserted into each data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: VimetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Durham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20040103205
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for establishing a secure communication link between a first computer and a second computer over a computer network. Initially, a secure communication mode of communication is enabled at a first computer without a user entering any cryptographic information for establishing the secure communication mode of communication. Then, a secure communication link is established between the first computer and a second computer over a computer network based on the enabled secure communication mode of communication. The secure communication link is a virtual private network communication link over the computer network in which one or more data values that vary according to a pseudo-random sequence are inserted into each data packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Durham Short, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20040098485
    Abstract: A secure domain name service for a computer network is disclosed that includes a portal connected to a computer network, such as the Internet, and a domain name database connected to the computer network through the portal. The portal authenticates a query for a secure computer network address, and the domain name database stores secure computer network addresses for the computer network. Each secure computer network address is based on a non-standard top-level domain name, such as .scom, .sorg, .snet, .snet, .sedu, .smil and .sint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Applicant: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Durham Short, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson