Patents by Inventor Talal G. Shamoon

Talal G. Shamoon 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: 20170164046
    Abstract: A novel method and apparatus for protection of streamed media content is disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus includes control means for governance of content streams or content objects, decryption means for decrypting content streams or content objects under control of the control means, and feedback means for tracking actual use of content streams or content objects. The control means may operate in accordance with rules received as part of the streamed content, or through a side-band channel. The rules may specify allowed uses of the content, including whether or not the content can be copied or transferred, and whether and under what circumstances received content may be “checked out” of one device and used in a second device. The rules may also include or specify budgets, and a requirement that audit information be collected and/or transmitted to an external server. In a different aspect, the apparatus may include a media player designed to call plugins to assist in rendering content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Talal G. SHAMOON, Ralph D. HILL, Chris D. RADCLIFFE, John P. HWA, W. Olin SIBERT, David M. VAN WIE
  • Patent number: 9532005
    Abstract: A novel method and apparatus for protection of streamed media content is disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus includes control means for governance of content streams or content objects, decryption means for decrypting content streams or content objects under control of the control means, and feedback means for tracking actual use of content streams or content objects. The control means may operate in accordance with rules received as part of the streamed content, or through a side-band channel. The rules may specify allowed uses of the content, including whether or not the content can be copied or transferred, and whether and under what circumstances received content may be “checked out” of one device and used in a second device. The rules may also include or specify budgets, and a requirement that audit information be collected and/or transmitted to an external server. In a different aspect, the apparatus may include a media player designed to call plugins to assist in rendering content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Talal G. Shamoon, Ralph D. Hill, Chris D. Radcliffe, John P. Hwa, W. Olin Sibert, David M. Van Wie
  • Publication number: 20140064484
    Abstract: A novel method and apparatus for protection of streamed media content is disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus includes control means for governance of content streams or content objects, decryption means for decrypting content streams or content objects under control of the control means, and feedback means for tracking actual use of content streams or content objects. The control means may operate in accordance with rules received as part of the streamed content, or through a side-band channel. The rules may specify allowed uses of the content, including whether or not the content can be copied or transferred, and whether and under what circumstances received content may be “checked out” of one device and used in a second device. The rules may also include or specify budgets, and a requirement that audit information be collected and/or transmitted to an external server. In a different aspect, the apparatus may include a media player designed to call plugins to assist in rendering content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Talal G. Shamoon, Ralph D. Hill, Chris D. Radcliffe, John P. Hwa, W. Olin Sibert, David M. Van Wie
  • Patent number: 8526610
    Abstract: A novel method and apparatus for protection of streamed media content is disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus includes control means for governance of content streams or content objects, decryption means for decrypting content streams or content objects under control of the control means, and feedback means for tracking actual use of content streams or content objects. The control means may operate in accordance with rules received as part of the streamed content, or through a side-band channel. The rules may specify allowed uses of the content, including whether or not the content can be copied or transferred, and whether and under what circumstances received content may be “checked out” of one device and used in a second device. The rules may also include or specify budgets, and a requirement that audit information be collected and/or transmitted to an external server. In a different aspect, the apparatus may include a media player designed to call plugins to assist in rendering content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Talal G. Shamoon, Ralph D. Hill, Chris D. Radcliffe, John P. Hwa, W. Olin Sibert, David M. Van Wie
  • Patent number: 8130952
    Abstract: A novel method and apparatus for protection of streamed media content is disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus includes control means for governance of content streams or content objects, decryption means for decrypting content streams or content objects under control of the control means, and feedback means for tracking actual use of content streams or content objects. The control means may operate in accordance with rules received as part of the streamed content, or through a side-band channel. The rules may specify allowed uses of the content, including whether or not the content can be copied or transferred, and whether and under what circumstances received content may be “checked-out” of one device and used in a second device. The rules may also include or specify budgets, and a requirement that audit information be collected and/or transmitted to an external server. In a different aspect, the apparatus may include a media player designed to call plugins to assist in rendering content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Talal G. Shamoon, Ralph D. Hill, Chris D. Radcliffe, John P. Hwa
  • Patent number: 7987514
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for using an arbitrary fixed channel to carry third-party information. In one embodiment, the present invention provides systems and methods for enabling existing content rendering devices to accept content encoded in a proprietary format, such as an encoding format used by a digital rights management system. The encoded content is rendered by the device in the normal manner, and decoded by a retrofitting appliance connected to the device's output. The retrofitting appliance may apply decoded rules and controls to the decoded content, thereby managing use of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Talal G. Shamoon
  • Publication number: 20110083009
    Abstract: A novel method and apparatus for protection of streamed media content is disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus includes control means for governance of content streams or content objects, decryption means for decrypting content streams or content objects under control of the control means, and feedback means for tracking actual use of content streams or content objects. The control means may operate in accordance with rules received as part of the streamed content, or through a side-band channel. The rules may specify allowed uses of the content, including whether or not the content can be copied or transferred, and whether and under what circumstances received content may be “checked out” of one device and used in a second device. The rules may also include or specify budgets, and a requirement that audit information be collected and/or transmitted to an external server. In a different aspect, the apparatus may include a media player designed to call plugins to assist in rendering content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Talal G. Shamoon, Ralph D. Hill, Chris D. Radcliffe, John P. Hwa, W. Olin Sibert, David M. Van Wie
  • Patent number: 7822201
    Abstract: A novel method and apparatus for protection of streamed media content is disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus includes control means for governance of content streams or content objects, decryption means for decrypting content streams or content objects under control of the control means, and feedback means for tracking actual use of content streams or content objects. The control means may operate in accordance with rules received as part of the streamed content, or through a side-band channel. The rules may specify allowed uses of the content, including whether or not the content can be copied or transferred, and whether and under what circumstances received content may be “checked out” of one device and used in a second device. The rules may also include or specify budgets, and a requirement that audit information be collected and/or transmitted to an external server. In a different aspect, the apparatus may include a media player designed to call plugins to assist in rendering content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Talal G. Shamoon, Ralph D. Hill, Chris D. Radcliffe, John P. Hwa
  • Patent number: 7809138
    Abstract: A novel method and apparatus for protection of streamed media content is disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus includes control means for governance of content streams or content objects, decryption means for decrypting content streams or content objects under control of the control means, and feedback means for tracking actual use of content streams or content objects. The control means may operate in accordance with rules received as part of the streamed content, or through a side-band channel. The rules may specify allowed uses of the content, including whether or not the content can be copied or transferred, and whether and under what circumstances received content may be “checked out” of one device and used in a second device. The rules may also include or specify budgets, and a requirement that audit information be collected and/or transmitted to an external server. In a different aspect, the apparatus may include a media player designed to call plugins to assist in rendering content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Talal G. Shamoon, Ralph D. Hill, Chris D. Radcliffe, John P. Hwa, W. Olin Sibert, David M. Van Wie
  • Publication number: 20080134342
    Abstract: A novel method and apparatus for protection of streamed media content is disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus includes control means for governance of content streams or content objects, decryption means for decrypting content streams or content objects under control of the control means, and feedback means for tracking actual use of content streams or content objects. The control means may operate in accordance with rules received as part of the streamed content, or through a side-band channel. The rules may specify allowed uses of the content, including whether or not the content can be copied or transferred, and whether and under what circumstances received content may be “checked out” of one device and used in a second device. The rules may also include or specify budgets, and a requirement that audit information be collected and/or transmitted to an external server. In a different aspect, the apparatus may include a media player designed to call plugins to assist in rendering content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Talal G. Shamoon, Ralph D. Hill, Chris D. Radcliffe, John P. Hwa, W. Olin Sibert, David M. Van Wie
  • Publication number: 20070230698
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for using an arbitrary fixed channel to carry third-party information. In one embodiment, the present invention provides systems and methods for enabling existing content rendering devices to accept content encoded in a proprietary format, such as an encoding format used by a digital rights management system. The encoded content is rendered by the device in the normal manner, and decoded by a retrofitting appliance connected to the device's output. The retrofitting appliance may apply decoded rules and controls to the decoded content, thereby managing use of the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Talal G. Shamoon
  • Patent number: 7233948
    Abstract: Systems and methods for protection of streamed media content are disclosed. In one aspect, the system includes control means for governing content streams or objects, decryption means for decrypting content streams or objects, and feedback means for tracking use of content streams or objects. The control means may operate in accordance with rules received in the streamed content or through a side-band channel. The rules may specify allowed uses of the content, including whether the content can be copied or transferred, and whether content may be “checked out” of one device and used in another. The rules may also include budgets, and a requirement that audit information be collected and/or transmitted to server. In another aspect, a media player is disclosed that uses plugins to assist in rendering content. A “trust plugin” is used to enable a media player designed to render unprotected content to render protected content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Talal G. Shamoon, Ralph D. Hill, Chris D. Radcliffe, John P. Hwa, W. Olin Sibert, David M. Van Wie
  • Patent number: 7190792
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for using an arbitrary fixed channel to carry third-party information. In one embodiment, the present invention provides systems and methods for enabling existing content rendering devices to accept content encoded in a proprietary format, such as an encoding format used by a digital rights management system. The encoded content is rendered by the device in the normal manner, and decoded by a retrofitting appliance connected to the device's output. The retrofitting appliance may apply decoded rules and controls to the decoded content, thereby managing use of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Talal G Shamoon
  • Patent number: 7050586
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for using an arbitrary fixed channel to carry third-party information. In one embodiment, the present invention provides systems and methods for enabling existing content rendering devices to accept content encoded in a proprietary format, such as an encoding format used by a digital rights management system. The encoded content is rendered by the device in the normal manner, and decoded by a retrofitting appliance connected to the device's output. The retrofitting appliance may apply decoded rules and controls to the decoded content, thereby managing use of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Talal G. Shamoon
  • Publication number: 20040107356
    Abstract: A novel method and apparatus for protection of streamed media content is disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus includes control means for governance of content streams or content objects, decryption means for decrypting content streams or content objects under control of the control means, and feedback means for tracking actual use of content streams or content objects. The control means may operate in accordance with rules received as part of the streamed content, or through a side-band channel. The rules may specify allowed uses of the content, including whether or not the content can be copied or transferred, and whether and under what circumstances received content may be “checked out” of one device and used in a second device. The rules may also include or specify budgets, and a requirement that audit information be collected and/or transmitted to an external server. In a different aspect, the apparatus may include a media player designed to call plugins to assist in rendering content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Applicant: InterTrust Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Talal G. Shamoon, Ralph D. Hill, Chris D. Radcliffe, John P. Hwa, W. Olin Sibert, David M. Van Wie
  • Patent number: 6208735
    Abstract: Digital watermarking of audio, image, video or multimedia data is achieved by inserting the watermark into the perceptually significant components of a decomposition of the data in a manner so as to be visually imperceptible. In a preferred method, a frequency spectral image of the data, preferably a Fourier transform of the data, is obtained. A watermark is inserted into perceptually significant components of the frequency spectral image. The resultant watermarked spectral image is subjected to an inverse transform to produce watermarked data. The watermark is extracted from watermarked data by first comparing the watermarked data with the original data to obtain an extracted watermark. Then, the original watermark, original data and the extracted watermark are compared to generate a watermark which is analyzed for authenticity of the watermark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: NEC Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Ingemar J. Cox, Joseph J. Kilian, Talal G. Shamoon
  • Patent number: 5930369
    Abstract: Digital watermarking of audio, image, video or multimedia data is achieved by inserting the watermark into the perceptually significant components of a decomposition of the data in a manner so as to be visually imperceptible. In a preferred method, a frequency spectral image of the data, preferably a Fourier transform of the data, is obtained. A watermark is inserted into perceptually significant components of the frequency spectral image. The resultant watermarked spectral image is subjected to an inverse transform to produce watermarked data. The watermark is extracted from watermarked data by first comparing the watermarked data with the original data to obtain an extracted watermark. Then, the original watermark, original data and the extracted watermark are compared to generate a watermark which is analyzed for authenticity of the watermark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: NEC Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Ingemar J. Cox, Joseph J. Kilian, Talal G. Shamoon