Patents by Inventor Sean Michael Quinlan

Sean Michael Quinlan 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: 10397202
    Abstract: A method and system for negotiating a secure device-to-device communications channel between a first computing device and a second computing device, wherein the first computing device is associated with a first user and the second computing device is associated with a second user. The method comprises receiving, at a server, a first connection request comprising first address data and a first cryptographic key associated with the first computing device, the first connection request being received over a first secure communications channel, and receiving, at the server, a second connection request comprising second address data and a second cryptographic key associated with the second computing device, the second connection request being received over a second secure communications channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Phillip Riscombe-Burton, Siavash James Joorabchian Hawkins, Sean Michael Quinlan, Haniff Somani, Sanjiv Maurya
  • Patent number: 10389831
    Abstract: A system and method for provisioning a push notification session via a communications network between an application on a client terminal and a server corresponding to the application. In one aspect, a push provisioning entity transmits a message to the client terminal, whereby to configure the client terminal into a state in which it is able to request a push notification session with the server. An application on the client terminal can then request establishment of a push notification session by transmitting a push notification session request message to the push provisioning entity. The push provisioning entity generates a token for use in validating the push notification session, associates the generated token with the application and transmits the token to the application, which uses it to establish the push notification session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Haniff Somani, Sean Michael Quinlan
  • Patent number: 10284532
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing access to a resource by one of a plurality of applications. The method comprises: storing, in a first storage area associated with a first application, a first credential for use in accessing the resource; receiving, at a second application, a message comprising data for determining that the first application stores a validated credential for accessing the resource; sending a request for the validated credential from the second application to the first application; receiving the first credential at the second application from the first application in response to the request sent; and storing the first credential in a second storage area associated with the second application; wherein the message received at the second application is received from a server system, remote from the plurality of applications, which maintains data indicating a subset of the plurality of applications which store respective validated credentials for accessing the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Sean Michael Quinlan, Haniff Somani, Alibek Jorajev, Sanjiv Maurya, Gary Gilchrist, Luis Chirinos, Kevin Charles Lohman, Nicholas Van Someren
  • Publication number: 20180373886
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-readable storage medium for controlling access to application data associated with an application configured on a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Sean Michael QUINLAN, Haniff SOMANI, Sanjiv MAURYA, Peter BARKER, Siavash James Joorabchian HAWKINS
  • Publication number: 20180338012
    Abstract: A system and method for provisioning a push notification session via a communications network between an application on a client terminal and a server corresponding to the application. In one aspect, a push provisioning entity transmits a message to the client terminal, whereby to configure the client terminal into a state in which it is able to request a push notification session with the server. An application on the client terminal can then request establishment of a push notification session by transmitting a push notification session request message to the push provisioning entity. The push provisioning entity generates a token for use in validating the push notification session, associates the generated token with the application and transmits the token to the application, which uses it to establish the push notification session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Haniff Somani, Sean Michael QUINLAN
  • Publication number: 20180255143
    Abstract: Devices and methods for managing a network communication channel are provided. The electronic device is configured to determine a list of available intermediate servers for establishing a network communication channel between the electronic device and an enterprise entity. The electronic device generates a list of aggregate round trip times. The list of aggregate round trip times include an aggregate round trip time associated with each intermediate server in the list of available intermediate servers. Each aggregate round trip time includes a front end round trip time and a back end round trip time. The electronic device selects one of the intermediate servers based on the list of aggregate round trip times and establishes the network communication channel using the selected intermediate server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Sean Michael QUINLAN, Haniff SOMANI, Sanjiv MAURYA
  • Patent number: 10043021
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-readable storage medium for controlling access to application data associated with an application configured on a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Sean Michael Quinlan, Haniff Somani, Sanjiv Maurya, Peter Barker, Siavash James Joorabchian Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10038755
    Abstract: A system and method for provisioning a push notification session via a communications network between an application on a client terminal and a server corresponding to the application. In one aspect, a push provisioning entity transmits a message to the client terminal, whereby to configure the client terminal into a state in which it is able to request a push notification session with the server. An application on the client terminal can then request establishment of a push notification session by transmitting a push notification session request message to the push provisioning entity. The push provisioning entity generates a token for use in validating the push notification session, associates the generated token with the application and transmits the token to the application, which uses it to establish the push notification session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Haniff Somani, Sean Michael Quinlan
  • Patent number: 9954834
    Abstract: A computing device has a first application and a second application. The first application generates a data access application key for use by the second application to enable decryption of data that is stored in encrypted form on the computing device using the data access application key. In operation, the second application generates a public/private key pair. The second application sends a request to the first application for the first application to send the second application a data access application key, the request including the public key. The first application derives the requested data access application key as a function of at least the public key. The first application sends the derived data access application key to the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Sean Michael Quinlan
  • Patent number: 9807075
    Abstract: Methods for activating a second application on a user device using a first application already installed and activated on the user device are described. In one embodiment the second application requests activation from the first application. The first application then authenticates a user before providing an activation response. The activation response can be requested from a remote server by the first application on behalf of the second application. The methods improve the ease of activating new software on a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Good Technology Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Saul Kessler, Sean Michael Quinlan, Haniff Somani, Nigel Thompson, Adrian Satmarel
  • Publication number: 20170293769
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-readable storage medium for controlling access to application data associated with an application configured on a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Sean Michael QUINLAN, Haniff SOMANI, Sanjiv MAURYA, Peter BARKER, Siavash James Joorabchian HAWKINS
  • Publication number: 20170288879
    Abstract: A method for monitoring user activity in respect of a plurality of applications on a computing device. The method comprises storing, by a first application running on the computing device, a first timestamp indicating the time that user activity was last detected with respect to the first application. The first application receives a message from a second application running on the computing device. The message comprises a second timestamp indicating the time that user activity was last detected with respect to the second application. The first application updates the first timestamp based on the second timestamp when the time indicated by the second timestamp is later than the time indicated by the first timestamp. Thus, user activity across the plurality of application can be monitored, such that an inactivity timer running on a particular application in the group of applications can account for user activity with respect to the other application in the plurality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Good Technology Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Sean Michael QUINLAN, Haniff SOMANI, Sanjiv MAURYA
  • Publication number: 20170269963
    Abstract: A method of managing a plurality of applications on a computing device. The method comprises receiving, by a first application running on the computing device, a lock message comprising a timestamp and a digital signature associated with the timestamp, from a second application miming on the computing device. Upon receipt of the lock message, the first application verifies the digital signature to confirm the authenticity of the timestamp. Once the timestamp has been confirmed by the first application, the first application locks the first application. Accordingly, a lock event with respect to an application in the plurality of applications can be propagated to other applications in the plurality of applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: GOOD TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Sean Michael QUINLAN, Haniff SOMANI, Sanjiv MAURYA
  • Publication number: 20170230468
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are concerned with facilitating service provision between software applications. In embodiments of the invention, a first user terminal includes an application which causes the first user terminal to delegate execution of a first service to a different application. In response to determining that the first service is to be executed on behalf of the first service, a request message is sent to a data store including an identifier of the first service. The data store comprising entries indicating applications held on one or more user terminals, and indicating one or more services that may be executed, on request, by a corresponding application. The first user terminal receives a response message from the data store identifying one or more applications to which execution of the first service may be delegated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Good Technology Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Sean Michael QUINLAN, Haniff SOMANI, Sanjiv MAURYA
  • Publication number: 20170206100
    Abstract: Methods for remotely configuring application software on a user device are described. The application software defines at least one operating parameter having a set of pre-defined values which change the way the application interacts with the operating system. The operating parameter can be configured remotely and pushed to the user device where it is enforced by the application. Methods for providing information of the operating parameter to a remote device and for updating the configuration of an application are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Good Technology Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Haniff SOMANI, Sanjiv MAURYA, Sean Michael QUINLAN
  • Publication number: 20170180335
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing access to a resource by one of a plurality of applications. The method comprises: storing, in a first storage area associated with a first application, a first credential for use in accessing the resource; receiving, at a second application, a message comprising data for determining that the first application stores a validated credential for accessing the resource; sending a request for the validated credential from the second application to the first application; receiving the first credential at the second application from the first application in response to the request sent; and storing the first credential in a second storage area associated with the second application; wherein the message received at the second application is received from a server system, remote from the plurality of applications, which maintains data indicating a subset of the plurality of applications which store respective validated credentials for accessing the resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Sean Michael QUINLAN, Haniff SOMANI, Alibek JORAJEV, Sanjiv MAURYA, Gary GILCHRIST, Luis CHIRINOS, Kevin Charles LOHMAN, Nicholas VAN SOMEREN
  • Patent number: 9667707
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are concerned with facilitating service provision between software applications. In embodiments of the invention, a first user terminal includes an application which causes the first user terminal to delegate execution of a first service to a different application. In response to determining that the first service is to be executed on behalf of the first service, a request message is sent to a data store including an identifier of the first service. The data store comprising entries indicating applications held on one or more user terminals, and indicating one or more services that may be executed, on request, by a corresponding application. The first user terminal receives a response message from the data store identifying one or more applications to which execution of the first service may be delegated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Good Technology Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Sean Michael Quinlan, Haniff Somani, Sanjiv Maurya
  • Patent number: 9645834
    Abstract: Methods for remotely configuring application software on a user device are described. The application software defines at least one operating parameter having a set of pre-defined values which change the way the application interacts with the operating system. The operating parameter can be configured remotely and pushed to the user device where it is enforced by the application. Methods for providing information of the operating parameter to a remote device and for updating the configuration of an application are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Good Technology Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Haniff Somani, Sanjiv Maurya, Sean Michael Quinlan
  • Patent number: 9600257
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for generating a list of applications available for installation on a user terminal is disclosed. In one aspect, a catalogue server identifies a first and a second installation control setting corresponding to an application on the basis of user identification data from a data store comprising entries for a plurality of applications and their corresponding installation control settings. Subsequently, the catalogue server determines installation control data for at least one of the first and second application on the basis of the first and the second installation control setting. The determined installation control data is used to generate the list of application available for installation on the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Good Technology Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Haniff Somani, Sean Michael Quinlan
  • Publication number: 20160315923
    Abstract: A method and system for negotiating a secure device-to-device communications channel between a first computing device and a second computing device, wherein the first computing device is associated with a first user and the second computing device is associated with a second user. The method comprises receiving, at a server, a first connection request comprising first address data and a first cryptographic key associated with the first computing device, the first connection request being received over a first secure communications channel, and receiving, at the server, a second connection request comprising second address data and a second cryptographic key associated with the second computing device, the second connection request being received over a second secure communications channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: GOOD TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Phillip RISCOMBE-BURTON, Siavash James Joorabchian HAWKINS, Sean Michael QUINLAN, Haniff SOMANI, Sanjiv MAURYA