Patents by Inventor Robert Statica

Robert Statica 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: 10396982
    Abstract: An indication is received from a server that a first pool of public keys should be transmitted to a server. At least one public-private keypair is generated in response to the received indication. The public key portion of the generated keypair is transmitted to the server. A subsequent indication is received from the server that an additional public key should be transmitted to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Statica, Christopher A. Howell
  • Patent number: 10382197
    Abstract: A first public key associated with a first recipient is requested from a server. The first public key is received, as is an associated first key reference value. The first public key is used in conjunction with securing a first message. The first public key is destroyed. A second public key associated with the first recipient is requested from the server. A second public key and an associated second key reference value are received. The second public key is different from the first public key and the first key reference value is different from the second key reference value. The second public key is used in conjunction with the securing of a second message and the second public key is destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Statica, Christopher A. Howell
  • Publication number: 20190182219
    Abstract: Multi-party messaging is disclosed. A plurality of public keys is requested by a first device from a server, wherein the plurality of public keys is associated with a plurality of recipients. A message containing one or more components is encrypted using a symmetric key. The symmetric key is encrypted, using each of the respective public keys, resulting in a plurality of encrypted symmetric keys. The encrypted message and the encrypted symmetric keys are encapsulated in an encapsulation. The encapsulation is transmitted to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Wickr Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Statica
  • Patent number: 10320560
    Abstract: An indication is received from a server that a first pool of public keys should be transmitted to a server. At least one public-private keypair is generated in response to the received indication. The public key portion of the generated keypair is transmitted to the server. A subsequent indication is received from the server that an additional public key should be transmitted to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Statica, Christopher A. Howell
  • Patent number: 10263964
    Abstract: Determining whether to allow access to a message is disclosed. A message is received from a sender. The message is associated with a first time-to-live (TTL) value. A determination is made that the first time-to-live value has not been exceeded. The determination is made at least in part by obtaining an external master clock time. In response to the determination, access is allowed to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Howell, Robert Statica, Kara Lynn Coppa
  • Patent number: 10248799
    Abstract: Screen capture mitigation is disclosed. A first finger of a user is detected in a first designated region of a display. Content is displayed when the first finger is detected in the first designated region of the display. Periodically, a determination is made whether the first finger is detected in the first designated region of the display. The content is ceased to be displayed in response to a determination that the first finger is outside the first designated region of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Leavy, Robert Statica
  • Publication number: 20180367507
    Abstract: Determining whether to allow access to a message is disclosed. A message is received from a sender. The message is associated with a first time-to-live (TTL) value. A determination is made that the first time-to-live value has not been exceeded. The determination is made at least in part by obtaining an external master clock time. In response to the determination, access is allowed to the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Statica, Christopher A. Howell, Kara Lynn Coppa
  • Patent number: 10140043
    Abstract: Digital data sanitization is disclosed. An indication that a data sanitization process should be performed is received. The data sanitization process is performed. Performing the data sanitization process includes determining an amount of free space on a storage device. Performing the data sanitization process further includes performing a set of one or more write operations, where performing the write operations decreases the amount of free space on the storage of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Leavy, Christopher Howell, Robert Statica, Kara Lynn Coppa
  • Patent number: 10129260
    Abstract: Determining whether a message should be allowed to be sent is determined. A request to send a message to a recipient is received from a sender's client device. A determination is made at a server as to whether the sender is allowed to send the message to the recipient, based on a privacy list. A response to the sender is sent, based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Statica, Christopher A. Howell, Kara Lynn Coppa
  • Patent number: 10084761
    Abstract: A variety of techniques for performing identity verification are disclosed. As one example, a verification request is received from a remote user. The verification request pertains to a cryptographic key. In response to receiving a confirmation from a local user of the local device, a verification process is initiated. A result of the verification process is transmitted to the remote user. As a second example, a verification request can be received at the local device, from a local user of the device. A verification process with respect to the local user is initiated, and a result of the verification process is transmitted to a remote user that is different from the local user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Wickr Inc
    Inventors: Christopher Howell, Robert Statica, Kara Lynn Coppa
  • Publication number: 20180248853
    Abstract: Determining whether to allow access to a message is disclosed. A message is received from a sender. The message is associated with a first time-to-live (TTL) value. A determination is made that the first time-to-live value has not been exceeded. The determination is made at least in part by obtaining an external master clock time. In response to the determination, access is allowed to the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Howell, Robert Statica, Kara Lynn Coppa
  • Patent number: 10038677
    Abstract: A digital security bubble encapsulation is disclosed. A public key and a device identifier of at least one recipient is requested from a first server. A message containing one or more components is encrypted using a symmetric key. The symmetric key is encrypted with a public key received in response to the request. The encrypted message, the encrypted symmetric key, and the device identifier are encapsulated in a digital security bubble encapsulation. The digital security bubble encapsulation is transmitted to a second server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Howell, Robert Statica, Kara Lynn Coppa
  • Patent number: 9906506
    Abstract: A variety of techniques for performing identity verification are disclosed. As one example, a verification request is received from a remote user. The verification request pertains to a cryptographic key. In response to receiving a confirmation from a local user of the local device, a verification process is initiated. A result of the verification process is transmitted to the remote user. As a second example, a verification request can be received at the local device, from a local user of the device. A verification process with respect to the local user is initiated, and a result of the verification process is transmitted to a remote user that is different from the local user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Howell, Robert Statica, Kara Lynn Coppa
  • Patent number: 9876772
    Abstract: A message having at least one intended recipient is encrypted using a first key. The first key is encrypted with a second key associated with the recipient. At least two of the encrypted message, the encrypted first key, and an identifier associated with the at least one recipient are encapsulated in a secure communication protocol encapsulation. The secure communication protocol encapsulation is transmitted to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Statica, Kara Lynn Coppa, Christopher A. Howell
  • Patent number: 9866591
    Abstract: A secure messaging platform for an enterprise environment is disclosed. The secure messaging platform enables users to exchange encrypted communications. Further, the secure messaging platform allows enterprise platforms to review the encrypted communications to ensure that they comply with company policies. Messages that comply with company policies may be provided to their intended recipients, while messages that fail to comply with company policies are not provided to their intended recipients. Additionally, the encrypted communications may be retained for a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Statica, Christopher A. Howell, Kara Lynn Coppa
  • Patent number: 9830089
    Abstract: Digital data sanitization is disclosed. An indication that a data sanitization process should be performed is received. The data sanitization process is performed. Performing the data sanitization process includes determining an amount of free space on a storage device. Performing the data sanitization process further includes performing a set of one or more write operations, where performing the write operations decreases the amount of free space on the storage of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Statica, Christopher A. Howell, Kara Lynn Coppa, Thomas Michael Leavy
  • Patent number: 9729315
    Abstract: A public/private key pair is generated on a client device for an application. A device identifier for the client device is generated. An application identifier for the application is generated on the client device. At least one of the public key, the device identifier, and the application identifier are transmitted to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Statica, Kara Lynn Coppa, Christopher A. Howell
  • Patent number: 9716714
    Abstract: A variety of techniques for performing identity verification are disclosed. As one example, a verification request is received from a remote user. The verification request pertains to a cryptographic key. In response to receiving a confirmation from a local user of the local device, a verification process is initiated. A result of the verification process is transmitted to the remote user. As a second example, a verification request can be received at the local device, from a local user of the device. A verification process with respect to the local user is initiated, and a result of the verification process is transmitted to a remote user that is different from the local user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Statica, Christopher A. Howell, Kara Lynn Coppa
  • Patent number: 9698976
    Abstract: A pool of public keys, having a pool size, is received from a first device. The pool size reflects a target number of keys to be included in the pool. One of the received public keys included in the pool of keys is designated as a reserve key. A public key is selected from the pool of received public keys for use in conjunction with encrypting a communication to the first device. The selecting includes preferentially selecting a public key that is not designated as a reserve key, if at least one such key is present in the pool in addition to the reserve key. The size of the pool can be dynamically adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Statica, Christopher A. Howell
  • Patent number: 9667417
    Abstract: A digital security bubble encapsulation is received from a sender. The encrypted digital security bubble encapsulation includes an encrypted message, an encrypted first key, and an identifier associated with an intended recipient. The encrypted digital security bubble encapsulation is decrypted. The received identifier and a device identifier are compared. The encrypted first key is decrypted in response to a determination that the identifier received in the digital security bubble encapsulation matches the device identifier. The encrypted message is decrypted using the first key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Statica, Kara Lynn Coppa, Christopher A. Howell