Patents by Inventor Thierry LeVasseur

Thierry LeVasseur 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: 10021062
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Cirius Messaging Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Patent number: 9948585
    Abstract: A message processing device with a split-architecture is described that allows for flexible control over data flow while enabling optimal processing based on available system resources. In one particular example, messages are processed in two stages prior to transmission to a destination. A cursory evaluation of each message determines whether a deeper level of processing is to be performed using additional resources. Then, messages capable of transmission with no perceivable delay may be transmitted directly, whereas messages to be processed using greater resources are directed to a workflow pipeline engine for more expensive processing at a later stage. The result is a low latency system allowing for efficient resource management, whose architecture is scalable and readily extendible, for example, to increase resources available during periods of high data flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cirius Messaging Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Philippe Richard
  • Publication number: 20180054414
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Patent number: 9864865
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Cirius Messaging Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Patent number: 9754217
    Abstract: A data leak protection system and methods thereof are described that identify and analyze a digital fingerprint for a data package, the digital fingerprint characterizing the data package based on a corpus of data within the data package. In one embodiment, an asset descriptor is configured to identify one or more assets within the corpus of data while a contextual analyzer frames the one or more assets into the prevailing contextual environment. Then, a domain identifier further identifies a data perimeter based on the assets identified for the prevailing contextual environment. A comparison of the digital fingerprint to a collection of domain specific identifiers allows further actions responsive to a digital fingerprint falling outside of the data perimeter for an identified contextual environment. In one example, a data leak triggers quarantining of the data package for further manual processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Cirius Messaging Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Philippe Richard
  • Publication number: 20170193234
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Patent number: 9647977
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Cirius Messaging Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Patent number: 9497158
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Cirius Messaging Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Patent number: 9497157
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Cirius Messaging Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Publication number: 20160323243
    Abstract: A data leak protection system and methods thereof are described that identify and analyze a digital fingerprint for a data package, the digital fingerprint characterizing the data package based on a corpus of data within the data package. In one embodiment, an asset descriptor is configured to identify one or more assets within the corpus of data while a contextual analyzer frames the one or more assets into the prevailing contextual environment. Then, a domain identifier further identifies a data perimeter based on the assets identified for the prevailing contextual environment. A comparison of the digital fingerprint to a collection of domain specific identifiers allows further actions responsive to a digital fingerprint falling outside of the data perimeter for an identified contextual environment. In one example, a data leak triggers quarantining of the data package for further manual processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Philippe Richard
  • Publication number: 20160323216
    Abstract: A message processing device with a split-architecture is described that allows for flexible control over data flow while enabling optimal processing based on available system resources. In one particular example, messages are processed in two stages prior to transmission to a destination. A cursory evaluation of each message determines whether a deeper level of processing is to be performed using additional resources. Then, messages capable of transmission with no perceivable delay may be transmitted directly, whereas messages to be processed using greater resources are directed to a workflow pipeline engine for more expensive processing at a later stage. The result is a low latency system allowing for efficient resource management, whose architecture is scalable and readily extendible, for example, to increase resources available during periods of high data flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Philippe Richard
  • Publication number: 20160261536
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Patent number: 9401900
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. An exemplary method for communicating e-mail messages comprises receiving, at a server system, an original e-mail message associated with a unique message ID that is assigned by the server system. The method further comprises storing a distribution list associated with the unique message ID and a thread participation status indicator for each of the one or more recipients, and, in response to an opt-out request received from one of the recipients, updating the distribution list to thereby produce a modified distribution list that does not include the requesting recipient. The method further comprises receiving a reply e-mail message in the same thread, and sending the reply e-mail message based on the modified distribution list such that the reply e-mail message is not sent to the requesting recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Cirius Messaging Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean, Alex Wilson, Tina Yee
  • Publication number: 20160142364
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Publication number: 20140122883
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Email2 SCP Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean, Derek Houg, Kung Ming Chen, Jeremy Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20140115084
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Email2 SCP Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean, Derek Houg, Kung Ming Chen, Jeremy Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 8688790
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. An exemplary method for communicating e-mail messages includes receiving an e-mail message from a sender addressed to a recipient, receiving a request for access to the e-mail message from an e-mail client associated with the recipient, and providing the e-mail client with access to the e-mail message. The method further includes receiving a navigation notification indicating a navigation away from the e-mail message followed by a navigation return to the e-mail message, and in response, withholding access to the e-mail message by the e-mail client, and providing the e-mail client with a message placeholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Email2 SCP Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean
  • Patent number: 8682979
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. Embodiments of the system may include various features, including but not limited to: (1) secure transfer of e-mail messages, without the need for users to replace existing e-mail clients or to change e-mail addresses; (2) tracking of all actions performed in connection with an e-mail transmission; (3) the ability for a recipient to view information about an e-mail message, optionally including information about how other addressees have responded to it, before deciding whether to retrieve the e-mail message; (4) the aggregation of entire e-mail conversations into a single threaded view; (5) the ability to include both private and public messages in a single e-mail communication; (6) sender control over downstream actions performed in connection with an e-mail message; (7) flexible control over cryptographic methods used to encrypt emails messages for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Email2 SCP Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean, Derek Houg, Kung Ming Chen, Jeremy Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20120198017
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. An exemplary method for communicating e-mail messages comprises receiving, at a server system, an original e-mail message associated with a unique message ID that is assigned by the server system. The method further comprises storing a distribution list associated with the unique message ID and a thread participation status indicator for each of the one or more recipients, and, in response to an opt-out request received from one of the recipients, updating the distribution list to thereby produce a modified distribution list that does not include the requesting recipient. The method further comprises receiving a reply e-mail message in the same thread, and sending the reply e-mail message based on the modified distribution list such that the reply e-mail message is not sent to the requesting recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: EMAIL2 SCP SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean, Alex Wilson, Tina Yee
  • Publication number: 20110113109
    Abstract: An e-mail system is disclosed that overcomes many deficiencies of, but is backward compatible with, existing e-mail systems. An exemplary method for communicating e-mail messages includes receiving an e-mail message from a sender addressed to a recipient, receiving a request for access to the e-mail message from an e-mail client associated with the recipient, and providing the e-mail client with access to the e-mail message. The method further includes receiving a navigation notification indicating a navigation away from the e-mail message followed by a navigation return to the e-mail message, and in response, withholding access to the e-mail message by the e-mail client, and providing the e-mail client with a message placeholder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: 0733660 BC LTD (DBA E-MAIL2)
    Inventors: Thierry LeVasseur, Esteban Astudillo, Matt McLean