Patents by Inventor Robert W. Fransdonk

Robert W. Fransdonk 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: 9418376
    Abstract: A method and system to digitally sign a content license associated with content, and to distribute content via a network in a geographically controlled manner, commences when a content requestor requests delivery of the encrypted content. A content delivery system performs a content to determine a geographic location associated with the content requestor. The content requestor authorization process may also determine geographic access criteria associated with the content, and whether the geographic location complies with the geographic access criteria. The content delivery system will release the content for delivery to the content requestor if the content location complies with the geographic access criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: MIH Technology Holdings BV
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Publication number: 20120102547
    Abstract: A method and system to digitally sign a content license associated with content, and to distribute content via a network in a geographically controlled manner, commences when a content requestor requests delivery of the encrypted content. A content delivery system performs a content to determine a geographic location associated with the content requestor. The content requestor authorization process may also determine geographic access criteria associated with the content, and whether the geographic location complies with the geographic access criteria. The content delivery system will release the content for delivery to the content requestor if the content location complies with the geographic access criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Irdeto USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Patent number: 7991697
    Abstract: A method and system to digitally sign a content license associated with content, and to distribute content via a network in a geographically controlled manner, commences when a content requester requests delivery of the encrypted content. A content delivery system performs a content to determine a geographic location associated with the content requester. The content requestor authorization process may also determine geographic access criteria associated with the content, and whether the geographic location complies with the geographic access criteria. The content delivery system will release the content for delivery to the content requestor if the content location complies with the geographic access criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Irdeto USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Patent number: 7706540
    Abstract: A method includes generating a set of session keys and encrypting content utilizing the set of session keys to generate encrypted content. The set of session keys is transmitted. The encrypted content is transmitted to a content destination, so as to enable the content destination, utilizing the set of session keys, to decrypt the encrypted content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Entriq, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Publication number: 20100042734
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods disclosed herein disallow connections from one or more remote clients associated with an Internet protocol (IP) address for a period of disallowance if a number of connection requests from the one or more clients associated with the IP address exceeds a threshold number during a threshold time period. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Atli Olafsson, Jonathan McKinney, Robert W. Fransdonk, Shawn Michels, Greg Hammill, Scott Richard Crowder
  • Patent number: 7536563
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving a product key at a service provider, where the product key is (1) received from a first content provider, and (2) encrypting a first content controlled by the first content provider. The method encrypts the product key within a first secure device at the service provider using a storage key and stores the encrypted product key at the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Entriq, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Patent number: 7415721
    Abstract: A method includes associating a first authentication process with content, the first authentication process to protect the content from access by an unauthorized user. A second authentication process is also associated with the content, the second authentication process to protect the content from access by an unauthorized device. The first authentication process and the second authentication process are separate and distinct authentication processes. This enables an authorized user to access the content on an authorized device and prevents the authorized user from accessing the content on the unauthorized device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Entriq, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Patent number: 7404084
    Abstract: A method and system to digitally sign a content license associated with content, and to distribute content via a network in a geographically controlled manner, commences when a content provider generates a content license and signs the content license with a symmetric key. The symmetric key may be used to encrypt the content. In one embodiment consistent with the invention, the symmetric key may be used to encrypt a product key, which is in turn used to encrypt the content. A content requestor requests delivery of the encrypted content. A content delivery system performs a content to determine a geographic location associated with the content requestor. The content requestor authorization process may also determine geographic access criteria associated with the content, and whether the geographic location complies with the geographic access criteria. The content delivery system will release the content for delivery to the content requestor if the content location complies with the geographic access criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Entriq Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Patent number: 7389531
    Abstract: A method and system to dynamically present a payment gateway to a content requestor commences when a content distributor receives a request for access to a content item provided by a content provider. The content distributor determines whether a first payment gateway of a first plurality of payment gateways is a preferred payment gateway. If the content distributor has recorded the first payment gateway as a first preferred payment gateway then the content distributor presents the first payment gateway to a content requestor as an actual preferred payment gateway. If the content distributor has not recorded the first payment gateway as the first preferred payment gateway, then it presents a second preferred payment gateway, recorded by the content provider of the content item, as the actual preferred payment gateway to the content requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Entriq Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Publication number: 20080019516
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system to enforce delay of access to encrypted digital content. The system includes a receiving module to receive a request for digital content and register a request time responsive to the receiving the request for digital content. The request for digital content includes a digital content identifier that identifies encrypted digital content. Next, a content distribution module communicates digital content information based on the request for digital content. The digital content information includes the encrypted digital content. Finally a license distribution module communicates a license that delays access to the encrypted digital content based on the request time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Patent number: 7237255
    Abstract: A method and system to dynamically present a payment gateway to a content requester commences when a content distributor receives a request for access to a content item provided by a content provider. The content distributor determines whether a first payment gateway of a first plurality of payment gateways is a preferred payment gateway. If the content distributor has recorded the first payment gateway as a first preferred payment gateway then the content distributor presents the first payment gateway to a content requestor as an actual preferred payment gateway. If the content distributor has not recorded the first payment gateway as the first preferred payment gateway, then it presents a second preferred payment gateway, recorded by the content provider of the content item, as the actual preferred payment gateway to the content requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Entriq Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Patent number: 7228427
    Abstract: A method and system to distribute content via a network commences when content is received at a content distributor from a content provider. At the content distributor, an operation relating to the content is performed. The content provider provides authorization to the content distributor to perform the operation, and the authorization is specific to the content distributor. The operation may be performed within a secure environment implemented at the content distributor, and may comprise an association operation to associate the content with a content consumer. In an exemplary embodiment, the association operation comprises a watermarking operation to watermark the content as content distributed specifically to the content consumer. In a further exemplary embodiment, the association operation comprises an encryption operation to encrypt the content utilizing a key associated with, and communicated to, the content consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Entriq Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Patent number: 7107462
    Abstract: A method and system to store and distribute encryption keys commences when a service provider receives a product key from a content provider. The service provider encrypts content controlled by the content provider with a secure device public key of a secure device of the service provider. The secure device of the service provider decrypts the product key with the secure device public key and encrypts the product key with a storage key associated with the secure device. The product key is then stored at the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Irdeto Access B.V.
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Patent number: 6993137
    Abstract: A method and system to distribute encrypted content via a network commences when a content provider generates a set of session keys and encrypts content with the set of session keys. The content provider communicates the set of session keys to a content distributor, which generates a set of encrypted session keys by encrypting the set of session keys with a user key. The content distributor transmits the encrypted content and the encrypted session keys to a content destination. The content distributor also transmits the user key to the content destination, allowing the content destination to decrypt the set of session keys with the user key, and thereby use the set of decrypted session keys to decrypt the content. In a further embodiment of the invention, the session keys are a time-varying sequence of session keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Entriq, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Patent number: 6961858
    Abstract: A method and system to secure content for distribution via a communications network commences when a user device authentication process is associated with content from a content provider. A copy-protected device authentication process is associated with the content. The user device authentication process and the copy-protected device authentication process are separate authentication processes to protect the content from unauthorized access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Entriq, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Publication number: 20030167392
    Abstract: A method and system to secure content for distribution via a communications network commences when a user device authentication process is associated with content from a content provider. A copy-protected device authentication process is associated with the content. The user device authentication process and the copy-protected device authentication process are separate authentication processes to protect the content from unauthorized access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Publication number: 20030165241
    Abstract: A method and system to digitally sign a content license associated with content, and to distribute content via a network in a geographically controlled manner, commences when a content provider generates a content license and signs the content license with a symmetric key. The symmetric key may be used to encrypt the content. In one embodiment consistent with the invention, the symmetric key may be used to encrypt a product key, which is in turn used to encrypt the content. A content requestor requests delivery of the encrypted content. A content delivery system performs a content to determine a geographic location associated with the content requestor. The content requestor authorization process may also determine geographic access criteria associated with the content, and whether the geographic location complies with the geographic access criteria. The content delivery system will release the content for delivery to the content requestor if the content location complies with the geographic access criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Publication number: 20030161473
    Abstract: A method and system to distribute encrypted content via a network commences when a content provider generates a set of session keys and encrypts content with the set of session keys. The content provider communicates the set of session keys to a content distributor, which generates a set of encrypted session keys by encrypting the set of session keys with a user key. The content distributor transmits the encrypted content and the encrypted session keys to a content destination. The content distributor also transmits the user key to the content destination, allowing the content destination to decrypt the set of session keys with the user key, and thereby use the set of decrypted session keys to decrypt the content. In a further embodiment of the invention, the session keys are a time-varying sequence of session keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Publication number: 20030161335
    Abstract: A method and system to dynamically present a payment gateway to a content requester commences when a content distributor receives a request for access to a content item provided by a content provider. The content distributor determines whether a first payment gateway of a first plurality of payment gateways is a preferred payment gateway. If the content distributor has recorded the first payment gateway as a first preferred payment gateway then the content distributor presents the first payment gateway to a content requestor as an actual preferred payment gateway. If the content distributor has not recorded the first payment gateway as the first preferred payment gateway, then it presents a second preferred payment gateway, recorded by the content provider of the content item, as the actual preferred payment gateway to the content requester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk
  • Publication number: 20030161476
    Abstract: A method and system to store and distribute encryption keys commences when a service provider receives a product key from a content provider. The service provider encrypts content controlled by the content provider with a secure device public key of a secure device of the service provider. The secure device of the service provider decrypts the product key with the secure device public key and encrypts the product key with a storage key associated with the secure device. The product key is then stored at the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Robert W. Fransdonk