Patents by Inventor Sarel Kobus Jooste

Sarel Kobus Jooste 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).

  • Publication number: 20200250646
    Abstract: A user conducts a wireless payment transaction with a merchant system by transmitting payment information from a user device to a terminal reader without accessing a secure element resident on the user device. A user taps a user device in a merchant system's terminal reader's radio frequency field. The terminal reader and the user device establish a communication channel and the terminal reader transmits a signal comprising a request for a payment processing response. The signal is received by the user device and converted by a controller to a request understandable by an application host processor. The controller transmits the request to the application host processor, where the request is processed, and a response is transmitted to the controller and then to the terminal reader. The response generated by the application host processor is identifiable by the merchant system as a payment response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventor: Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Patent number: 10728224
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for encrypting and decrypting data for wearable devices that are not based on authentication techniques, such as login/password or handshaking, are provided. A computing device receives a message. The message includes encrypted data and a cryptographic reference. The encrypted data includes physiological data of a wearer of the wearable device. The cryptographic reference includes a reference to a first cryptographic technique. The computing device determines the first cryptographic technique based on the reference to the first cryptographic technique. The computing device determines a cryptographic key. The computing device decrypts the encrypted data using the first cryptographic technique and the cryptographic key to obtain decrypted data. The computing device stores the decrypted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Sarel Kobus Jooste, Jonathan Dixon, Shane Alexander Farmer, Patrick Lin Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10628817
    Abstract: A user conducts a wireless payment transaction with a merchant system by transmitting payment information from a user device to a terminal reader without accessing a secure element resident on the user device. A user taps a user device in a merchant system's terminal reader's radio frequency field. The terminal reader and the user device establish a communication channel and the terminal reader transmits a signal comprising a request for a payment processing response. The signal is received by the user device and converted by a controller to a request understandable by an application host processor. The controller transmits the request to the application host processor, where the request is processed, and a response is transmitted to the controller and then to the terminal reader. The response generated by the application host processor is identifiable by the merchant system as a payment response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Patent number: 10581814
    Abstract: A re-programmable wireless device can store data securely and use near field communication (NFC) to exchange functionality data and/or program code from a central server system through a mobile device. A user requests a new re-programmable wireless device or a new re-programmable wireless device function via an application on the mobile device. The central server system transmits program code and a public key used to identify the re-programmable wireless device to the mobile device, which functions as a pass-through conduit for the information, storing it until the devices are synced. A NFC communication channel is created, and the mobile device authenticates the re-programmable wireless device by cross-referencing the public key received from the central server system with the public key transmitted by the re-programmable wireless device once the communication channel is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sarel Kobus Jooste, Shane Farmer, Ismail Cem Paya
  • Patent number: 10368811
    Abstract: Methods for characterizing a circadian rhythm of a wearer of a wearable device are provided. In one example, physiometric measurements are obtained over a period of time by one or more sensors of a wearable device configured to be mounted to a body surface of a wearer. A circadian rhythm of the wearer, such as a sleeping, waking, eating or movement pattern, is characterized based on the physiometric measurements. Based on the identified circadian rhythm, one or more settings of the wearable device, such as a timing or frequency of obtaining physiometric measurements, may be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Vikram Singh Bajaj, Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Patent number: 10353718
    Abstract: Techniques for remote application access are described. Some embodiments provide access to an application executing on a host system via a Web browser of a client device. A user operating the Web browser may request access to the application via a uniform resource identifier. A service executing on the host system receives the request and facilitates access to the application. Facilitating access may include transmitting to the Web browser image data corresponding to a window or graphical user interface generated by the application and stored on the host system. Client logic executing within the Web browser receives the image data and displays a local copy of the application window on the client device. The client logic also forwards user input events made with respect to the to the local window to the remote presentation service, which in turn forwards the events to the window/application on the host system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Kimpton, Jonathan Clark, Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Publication number: 20190171636
    Abstract: A computerized method and system to communicate information between a supported client computer and a remote support organization have been described. At the supported client computer, status information, generated by one or more client applications when executing on the supported client computer, may be retrieved. The status information may be stored in a client database on the supported client computer. A first client database definition for a client data item may be mapped to a first tag, the first client database definition may be associated with the client database and the client data item may include the status information. A client message document including the first tag may be communicated to a support server of the remote support organization. The status information may be stored in, and retrieved from, the client database via a functional abstraction layer comprising one or more customized application program interfaces (API).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Patent number: 10271770
    Abstract: A technique for measuring and collecting human tremor data includes measuring motions of a handheld tool manipulated by a user while performing a task with the handheld tool. The motions are measured using an inertial measurement unit (“IMU”) disposed within a handle of the handheld tool. Motion data of the motions is recorded to a motion log stored within a memory unit of the handheld tool. The motion data contains information for determining a severity of tremors that occurred while the user performed the task with the handheld tool. The motion log is communicated to a remote server for analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Anupam J. Pathak, Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Patent number: 10255333
    Abstract: A computerized method and system to communicate information between a supported client computer and a remote support organization have been described. At the supported client computer, status information, generated by one or more client applications when executing on the supported client computer, may be retrieved. The status information may be stored in a client database on the supported client computer. A first client database definition for a client data item may be mapped to a first tag, the first client database definition may be associated with the client database and the client data item may include the status information. A client message document including the first tag may be communicated to a support server of the remote support organization. The status information may be stored in, and retrieved from, the client database via a functional abstraction layer comprising one or more customized application program interfaces (API).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products LP
    Inventor: Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Patent number: 10252140
    Abstract: A wearable device described herein includes a housing and a mount configured to mount the housing to an external surface of a wearer. The wearable device further includes one or more sensors configured to measure at least one physiological parameter of the wearer. The wearable device may obtain an activity metric that is based on at least one physiological parameter of the wearer measured by the one or more sensors and demographical data specific to the wearer. In some examples, the wearable may be configured to calculate the activity metric or a preliminary activity metric and to indicate the activity metric and/or preliminary activity metric to the wearer. In some examples, the wearable device may transmit the physiological parameter measurement to an external device and receive an indication of the activity metric from the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Sarel Kobus Jooste, David Andrew Gibson, Mark Murphy
  • Patent number: 10076286
    Abstract: Methods for characterizing a circadian rhythm of a wearer of a wearable device are provided. In one example, physiometric measurements are obtained over a period of time by one or more sensors of a wearable device configured to be mounted to a body surface of a wearer. A circadian rhythm of the wearer, such as a sleeping, waking, eating or movement pattern, is characterized based on the physiometric measurements. Based on the identified circadian rhythm, one or more settings of the wearable device, such as a timing or frequency of obtaining physiometric measurements, may be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Vikram Singh Bajaj, Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Publication number: 20180247290
    Abstract: A user conducts a wireless payment transaction with a merchant system by transmitting payment information from a user device to a terminal reader without accessing a secure element resident on the user device. A user taps a user device in a merchant system's terminal reader's radio frequency field. The terminal reader and the user device establish a communication channel and the terminal reader transmits a signal comprising a request for a payment processing response. The signal is received by the user device and converted by a controller to a request understandable by an application host processor. The controller transmits the request to the application host processor, where the request is processed, and a response is transmitted to the controller and then to the terminal reader. The response generated by the application host processor is identifiable by the merchant system as a payment response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventor: Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Patent number: 9984360
    Abstract: A user conducts a wireless payment transaction with a merchant system by transmitting payment information from a user device to a terminal reader without accessing a secure element resident on the user device. A user taps a user device in a merchant system's terminal reader's radio frequency field. The terminal reader and the user device establish a communication channel and the terminal reader transmits a signal comprising a request for a payment processing response. The signal is received by the user device and converted by a controller to a request understandable by an application host processor. The controller transmits the request to the application host processor, where the request is processed, and a response is transmitted to the controller and then to the terminal reader. The response generated by the application host processor is identifiable by the merchant system as a payment response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Patent number: 9950236
    Abstract: A wearable device described herein includes a housing and a mount configured to mount the housing to an external surface of a wearer. The wearable device further includes one or more sensors configured to measure at least one physiological parameter of the wearer. The wearable device may obtain an activity metric that is based on at least one physiological parameter of the wearer measured by the one or more sensors and demographical data specific to the wearer. In some examples, the wearable may be configured to calculate the activity metric or a preliminary activity metric and to indicate the activity metric and/or preliminary activity metric to the wearer. In some examples, the wearable device may transmit the physiological parameter measurement to an external device and receive an indication of the activity metric from the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Sarel Kobus Jooste, David Andrew Gibson, Mark Murphy
  • Patent number: 9900287
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for encrypting and decrypting data for wearable devices that are not based on authentication techniques, such as login/password or handshaking, are provided. A computing device receives a message. The message includes encrypted data and a cryptographic reference. The encrypted data includes physiological data of a wearer of the wearable device. The cryptographic reference includes a reference to a first cryptographic technique. The computing device determines the first cryptographic technique based on the reference to the first cryptographic technique. The computing device determines a cryptographic key. The computing device decrypts the encrypted data using the first cryptographic technique and the cryptographic key to obtain decrypted data. The computing device stores the decrypted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Sarel Kobus Jooste, Jonathan Dixon, Shane Alexander Farmer, Patrick Lin Wheeler
  • Patent number: 9680831
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing rule-based access to data stored on wearable devices are provided. A wearable computing device can store data that includes data about a wearer of the wearable computing device. The wearable computing device can receive a request for a portion of the stored data. The wearable computing device can determine a designated role associated with the request for the portion of the stored data. The wearable computing device can determine one or more rules regarding access to the portion of the stored data based on the designated role. The wearable computing device can determine a response to the request for the portion of the stored data by at least: determining whether the request is validated by at least applying the one or more rules to the request, and after determining that the request is validated, providing the requested portion of the stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Sarel Kobus Jooste, David Andrew Gibson
  • Patent number: 9662030
    Abstract: Devices are described herein including mounts configured to removably mount electrodes and other elements of the devices to a garment (e.g., a close-fitting undergarment) of a wearer. The devices include at least two electrodes configured such that the electrodes are maintained in secure electrical contact with skin of the wearer when the device is so mounted. The devices can be mounted to garments at various locations on the torso of the wearer such that an electrocardiographic signal related to the electrical activity of the heart of the wearer can be extracted from voltage fluctuations between the at least two electrodes. Such devices can be used for continuous logging or other applications of the electrocardiographic signals of the wearer. Such logged electrocardiographic signals could be used to determine a medical or health state of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Florence Thng, Russell Norman Mirov, Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Patent number: 9614916
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for providing a pseudo permanent communications connection using temporary connection protocols are described. Example embodiments provide a Enhanced Communications Layer that provides such connections by means of a layer incorporated in the client side and server side communications stacks. The ECL maintains a pool of connections that are opened and used in a staggered fashion to reduce the amount of connection setup and teardown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Patent number: 9600350
    Abstract: A method is provided to remotely access an application hosted by a server and having a corresponding application graphical user interface (GUI) represented on the server, the method comprising: a client automatically sending GUI display update requests to the server throughout a duration of the access, the requests being HTTP requests over corresponding HTTP connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Publication number: 20170048210
    Abstract: A re-programmable wireless device can store data securely and use near field communication (NFC) to exchange functionality data and/or program code from a central server system through a mobile device. A user requests a new re-programmable wireless device or a new re-programmable wireless device function via an application on the mobile device. The central server system transmits program code and a public key used to identify the re-programmable wireless device to the mobile device, which functions as a pass-through conduit for the information, storing it until the devices are synced. A NFC communication channel is created, and the mobile device authenticates the re-programmable wireless device by cross-referencing the public key received from the central server system with the public key transmitted by the re-programmable wireless device once the communication channel is established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Sarel Kobus Jooste, Shane Farmer, Ismail Cem Paya