Patents by Inventor Victor Larson

Victor Larson 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: 20190166108
    Abstract: A method of establishing a secure communication link includes receiving, at a domain name server (DNS), a request to communicate securely, the request including an identifier of a client device and having been sent in response to a determination that a DNS request from the client device corresponds to a first computer configured to communicate securely. The method includes sending a second request to a server computer. In response to second request, the server computer compares the received client device identifier to one or more stored client device identifiers to determine a security level of the client device and determines a security level of the first computer. The sever computer determines, based on a comparison of the security level of the client device and the security level of the first computer, whether the client device is authorized to communicate with the first computer, and generates a resource used to establish the secure communication link between the client device and the first computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20190149544
    Abstract: A method performed by a name server includes receiving, at the name server from a first network device, a first name associated with a second network device and for which the name server supports establishing an encrypted connection to the second network device over a network. The method further includes determining a quality of service level for the encrypted communication link based on the first name and on a user associated with the first network device, wherein the quality of service level corresponds to a priority with which the first network device is granted access to the second network device. The method further includes selecting, based on the determined quality of service level, one or more network addresses for communicating with the second network device using the encrypted connection from among a plurality of network addresses associated with the second network device, wherein the selected one or more network addresses correspond to the determined quality of service level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 10187387
    Abstract: A method performed by a first network device for communicating over a network, the method includes receiving, at the first network device, a request to connect to a second network device. The method includes, based on the request to connect, determining whether the first network device is set to an encrypted communication mode. The method further includes, based on a determination that the first network device is set to the encrypted communication mode, sending, to a first name service, a first name associated with the second network device and for which the first name service supports establishing an encrypted connection to the second network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20180248703
    Abstract: A virtual private network (VPN) over a telecommunications network is created by sending a request from a first VPN device to a second VPN device for establishing a VPN between the first and second VPN devices. The request includes a first signed certificate having a verified VPN parameter for the first VPN device. A reply is received at the first VPN device from the second VPN device that includes a second signed certificate having a verified VPN parameter for the second VPN device. The VPN is established between the first and second VPN devices based on each verified VPN parameter for each of the first and second VPN devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventor: Victor LARSON
  • Patent number: 9967240
    Abstract: A secure domain name service for a computer network is disclosed that includes a portal connected to a computer network, such as the Internet, and a domain name database connected to the computer network through the portal. The portal authenticates a query for a secure computer network address, and the domain name database stores secure computer network addresses for the computer network. Each secure computer network address is based on a non-standard top-level domain name, such as .scom, .sorg, .snet, .snet, .sedu, .smil and .sint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 9954686
    Abstract: A virtual private network (VPN) over a telecommunications network is created by sending a request from a first VPN device to a second VPN device for establishing a VPN between the first and second VPN devices. The request includes a first signed certificate having a verified VPN parameter for the first VPN device. A reply is received at the first VPN device from the second VPN device that includes a second signed certificate having a verified VPN parameter for the second VPN device. The VPN is established between the first and second VPN devices based on each verified VPN parameter for each of the first and second VPN devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Larson
  • Publication number: 20180109573
    Abstract: A system and method for video conferencing over a secure communication link is disclosed. In various implementations, the system is configured connect to a communication network, store a plurality of network addresses of devices of registered users, each device of a registered user having an application program for conducting video conferencing between, the client device and the target device, and establish a secure communication link between the client device and the target device. The secure communication link is established in response to a query (a) generated by the client device and (b) including an identifier associated with a network address of the target device, the establishment of the secure communication link being based on a determination that the target device can accept a secure communication link connection with the client device. Video conferencing is conducted over the secure communication link connection between the client device and the target device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Edmund Colby Munger, Douglas Charles Schmidt, Robert Dunham Short, III, Victor Larson, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20180083927
    Abstract: A system for connecting a first network device and a second network device includes one or more servers. The servers are configured to: (a) receive, from the first network device, a request to look up a network address of the second network device based on an identifier associated with the second network device; (b) determine, in response to the request, whether the second network device is available for a secure communications service; and (c) initiate a virtual private network communication link between the first network device and the second network device based on a determination that the second network device is available for the secure communications service, wherein the secure communications service uses the virtual private network communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Victor LARSON, Robert Dunham SHORT, III, Edmund Colby MUNGER, Michael WILLIAMSON
  • Patent number: 9860283
    Abstract: A system and method for video conferencing over a secure communication link is disclosed. In various implementations, the system is configured connect to a communication network, store a plurality of network addresses of devices of registered users, each device of a registered user having an application program for conducting video conferencing between, the client device and the target device, and establish a secure communication link between the client device and the target device. The secure communication link is established in response to a query (a) generated by the client device and (b) including an identifier associated with a network address of the target device, the establishment of the secure communication link being based on a determination that the target device can accept a secure communication link connection with the client device. Video conferencing is conducted over the secure communication link connection between the client device and the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmund Colby Munger, Douglas Charles Schmidt, Robert Dunham Short, III, Victor Larson, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 9819649
    Abstract: A system for connecting a first network device and a second network device includes one or more servers. The servers are configured to: (a) receive, from the first network device, a request to look up a network address of the second network device based on an identifier associated with the second network device; (b) determine, in response to the request, whether the second network device is available for a secure communications service; and (c) initiate a virtual private network communication link between the first network device and the second network device based on a determination that the second network device is available for the secure communications service, wherein the secure communications service uses the virtual private network communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20170272255
    Abstract: A virtual private network (VPN) over a telecommunications network is created by sending a request from a first VPN device to a second VPN device for establishing a VPN between the first and second VPN devices. The request includes a first signed certificate having a verified VPN parameter for the first VPN device. A reply is received at the first VPN device from the second VPN device that includes a second signed certificate having a verified VPN parameter for the second VPN device. The VPN is established between the first and second VPN devices based on each verified VPN parameter for each of the first and second VPN devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventor: Victor LARSON
  • Patent number: 9673988
    Abstract: A virtual private network (VPN) over a telecommunications network is created by sending a request from a first VPN device to a second VPN device for establishing a VPN between the first and second VPN devices. The request includes a first signed certificate having a verified VPN parameter for the first VPN device. A reply is received at the first VPN device from the second VPN device that includes a second signed certificate having a verified VPN parameter for the second VPN device. The VPN is established between the first and second VPN devices based on each verified VPN parameter for each of the first and second VPN devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Larson
  • Publication number: 20170063799
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes generating a Domain Name Service (DNS) request comprising a domain name, determining that the DNS request corresponds to a first computer configured to communicate securely, and sending, based on the determination, a request to establish a communication link with the first computer configured to communicate securely, the request including an identifier of a client device used to determine whether the client device is authorized to communicate with the first computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: VIRNETX, INC.
    Inventors: Victor LARSON, Robert Dunham SHORT, III, Edmund Colby MUNGER, Michael WILLIAMSON
  • Publication number: 20160344733
    Abstract: A method performed by a first network device for communicating over a network, the method includes receiving, at the first network device, a request to connect to a second network device. The method includes, based on the request to connect, determining whether the first network device is set to an encrypted communication mode. The method further includes, based on a determination that the first network device is set to the encrypted communication mode, sending, to a first name service, a first name associated with the second network device and for which the first name service supports establishing an encrypted connection to the second network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Victor LARSON, Robert Dunham SHORT, III, Edmund Colby MUNGER, Michael WILLIAMSON
  • Publication number: 20160294793
    Abstract: A network device comprises a storage device storing an application program for a secure communications service, and at least one processor configured to execute the application program for the secure communications service so as to enable the network device to send a request to look up a network address of a second device based on an identifier associated with the second device, receive an indication that the second device is available for the secure communications service, the indication including the requested network address and provisioning information for a secure communication link, connect to the second device over the secure communication link, using the received network address of the second device and the provisioning information for the secure communication link, and communicate at least one of video data and audio data with the second device using the secure communications service via the secure communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: VIRNETX, INC.
    Inventors: Victor LARSON, Robert Dunham SHORT, III, Edmund Colby MUNGER, Michael WILLIAMSON
  • Patent number: 9413766
    Abstract: A device and method for establishing a connection between devices is disclosed. A first device receives a request to connect to a second network device and, based on the request, a determination is made as to whether the first device is set to a first communication mode or a second communication mode. If the first device is set to the first communication mode then a first name associated with the second device is sent to a first name service, the first name service supporting establishing an encrypted connection to the second device, a resource for the encrypted connection to the second device is received at the first device, and communication with the second device is established over the network via the encrypted connection using the received resource. If the first device is set to the second communication mode then communication with the second device is established via a second connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 9386000
    Abstract: A system for and method of establishing a secure communication link is disclosed. The method comprises: (1) generating a Domain Name Service (DNS) request; (2) determining that the DNS request corresponds a first computer configured to communicate securely; (3) sending, based on the determination, a request to establish a secure communication link with the first computer configured to communicate securely, the request including an identifier of a client device used to determine whether the client device is authorized to communicate with the first computer; (4) receiving, in response to the request to establish a secure communication link, a resource used to establish the secure communication link; (5) automatically establishing the secure communication link using the received resource; and (6) communicating securely with the first computer over the established secure communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 9374346
    Abstract: A network device comprises a storage device storing an application program for a secure communications service, and at least one processor configured to execute the application program for the secure communications service so as to enable the network device to send a request to look up a network address of a second device based on an identifier associated with the second device, receive an indication that the second device is available for the secure communications service, the indication including the requested network address and provisioning information for a secure communication link, connect to the second device over the secure communication link, using the received network address of the second device and the provisioning information for the secure communication link, and communicate at least one of video data and audio data with the second device using the secure communications service via the secure communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: VIRNETX, INC.
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20160072763
    Abstract: Methods and related systems are presented that relate to automatically avoiding address conflicts when establishing a secure communications link over a public network between a local computer, associated with a local network, and a remote device, located outside the local network. Local network addresses on the local network reserved for use, and a block of local network addresses that do not conflict with the reserved local network addresses, are identified. At least one local network address is selected from the block and assigned as an address of the local device for use in communicating with the remote device securely over the public network. Communication is facilitated with the remote device using the network driver based on the assigned at least one local network address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Dunham SHORT, Victor Larson, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20160021077
    Abstract: A system for connecting a first network device and a second network device includes one or more servers. The servers are configured to: (a) receive, from the first network device, a request to look up a network address of the second network device based on an identifier associated with the second network device; (b) determine, in response to the request, whether the second network device is available for a secure communications service; and (c) initiate a virtual private network communication link between the first network device and the second network device based on a determination that the second network device is available for the secure communications service, wherein the secure communications service uses the virtual private network communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Victor LARSON, Robert Dunham SHORT, Edmund Colby MUNGER, Michael WILLIAMSON