Copy Protection Or Prevention Patents (Class 380/201)
  • Patent number: 10104433
    Abstract: A display apparatus, a broadcast signal receiving apparatus and methods thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes a signal receiver configured to receive data of content, a display configured to display an image, an interface comprising interface circuitry configured to communicate with a security processing module, and a processor configured to transmit first data of the content to the security processing module in response to a recording event of the content, to receive and store second data and information of a security identifier of the content from the security processing module, and to display an image of the content to which the security identifier is added based on the stored second data and information in response to a play-back event to the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-hyun Song, Soo-hyang Kim
  • Patent number: 10096341
    Abstract: A video identifier uniquely identifying a video captured by a camera is generated. The video includes video frames and optionally concurrently captured audio as well as video metadata describing the video. Video data is extracted from at least two of the video's frames. By combining the extracted video data in an order specified by an identifier generation protocol, an extracted data object is generated. The extracted data object is hashed to generate the unique media identifier, which is stored in association with the video. The identifier generation protocol may indicate the portions of the video data to extract, such as video data corresponding to particular video frames and audio data corresponding to particular audio samples. The extracted data object may include a size of particular video frames, a number of audio samples in the video, or the duration of the video, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Otto K. Sievert, Gurprit Cheema, David A. Newman
  • Patent number: 10091192
    Abstract: Implementations disclose merged video streaming, authorization, and metadata request. A method includes receiving, by a streaming server, a first request to view a media item from a client device via a connection between the client device and the streaming server, and sending a second request to an authorization server to verify that the client device is authorized to play the media item. The method further includes: prior to receiving a response from the authorization server, providing an encrypted portion of the media item to the client device via the connection, receiving, from the authorization server, a verification that the client device is authorized to play the media item, and sending, via the connection between the client device and the streaming server, a cryptography key for decrypting the encrypted portion of the media item to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Yu-Ting Tseng, Pawel Jurczyk, Sean Watson, Matthew Dalcin
  • Patent number: 10082309
    Abstract: A server that includes an interface configured to receive a registration request from a control unit. The server further includes a processor configured to authenticate the control unit based on the registration request. The server is further configured to register a primary user device associated with the control unit and register a secondary user device associated with the control unit. The server is further configured to establish a control link between the control unit and the primary and secondary user devices. The control links facilitate control commands between the control unit and the primary and secondary user devices. The server is further configured to store the installation report in a server database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Castillo, Jayprakash Charavda, Nguyen T. Ho, Sunil K. Khiani
  • Patent number: 10073661
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide security extensions for memory (e.g., non-volatile memory) by means of address and data scrambling and differential data storage to minimize exposure to side channel attacks and obfuscate the stored data. The scrambling function maximizes reverse engineering costs when recovering sequences of secret keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Frode Milch Pedersen, Ian Fullerton, Joseph Martinez, Martin Olsson
  • Patent number: 10033743
    Abstract: The embodiments provide for binding files to an external drive, a secured external drive, or portable data locker. The files are bound in order to help restrict or to prevent access and modification by certain computers or users. Computers or users that are authorized or within the authorized domain are permitted full access. The files stored on the external drive may be bound in various ways. The files may be encapsulated in a wrapper that restricts the use and access to these files. The bound files may require execution of a specific application, plug-in, or extension. A computer may thus be required to execute program code that limits the use of the secured files. In one embodiment, the external drive provides the required program code to the computer. In other embodiments, the required program code may be downloaded from a network or provided by an external authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lambertus Hesselink, Rajesh K. Batra
  • Patent number: 10019697
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for offering transaction account consumers with payment term options to pay a minimum amount due early, defer payment into the following payment cycle, and pay a standard amount when due. When generating a periodic billing statement, the invention determines a consumer's eligibility to elect early payment, deferred payment, and regular payment. When a consumer is eligible for early payment, a received payment is compared to a discount rate tier, then a discount amount is calculated and credited to the consumer's account. When the consumer is eligible for deferred payment, the system calculates a new current minimum payment due by multiplying the current non-deferred balance by a predetermined percentage amount and adding the result to the deferred balance. When the consumer is not eligible for deferred payment, the system calculates a new current minimum due by summing the current non-deferred balance with the deferred balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Ang, Boudhayan Choudhuri, Jessica Kaplan, David Lowy, Gyanesh Narayan, Eric Nielsen, Christine Vega
  • Patent number: 9996709
    Abstract: A secure computer architecture is provided. With this architecture, data is received, in a component of an integrated circuit chip implementing the secure computer architecture, for transmission across a data communication link. The data is converted, by the component, to one or more first fixed length frames. The one or more first fixed length frames are then transmitted, by the component, on the data communication link in a continuous stream of frames. The continuous stream of frames includes one or more second fixed length frames generated when no data is available for inclusion in the frames of the continuous stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Hall, Guerney D. H. Hunt, Paul A. Karger, Mark F. Mergen, David R. Safford, David C. Toll
  • Patent number: 9990378
    Abstract: Systems and techniques of the management of the metadata of a database are presented. A provider is in communication with a database and a set of consumers of the database. Data may be changed by addition, editing or deletion from the database and such changes are recorded and/or maintained by the provider on a list of changes. The changes on this list may be associated with a sync token. The provider may also maintain a list of consumers and associate with each consumer a last sync token which describes when the last sync request and update on the database was made with the consumer. Data which is deleted from the database is recorded with a tombstone. The tombstone is maintained on the list of changes until all consumers have been made aware of the deletion—then the tombstone may be deleted from the list of changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Adedeji Olumuyiwa Akinyemi
  • Patent number: 9978091
    Abstract: A method and system for tracking a marketing channel of an application is disclosed. A marketing channel tracking method includes generating identification information for identifying an editor and an application corresponding to the editor that provides a marketing channel of the application, transferring the identification information from the editor through a user terminal, and storing the identification information corresponding to a user terminal in response to the user terminal downloading the application through the marketing channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NHN PAYCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seungbeom Woo
  • Patent number: 9968845
    Abstract: An image processing device for recognizing an object corresponding to a registered image registered beforehand from an imaged image, comprising: an obtaining unit configured to obtain the imaged image; a recognizing unit configured to recognize an object corresponding to the registered image from the imaged image; and a detecting unit configured to detect, based on a registered image corresponding to an object recognized from the imaged image thereof, an area where another object is overlapped with the object corresponding to the registered image thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shingo Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 9965599
    Abstract: A method of setting function includes first to fourth steps. The first step connects a recording medium to a first electrical apparatus having an optional function either disabled or temporarily enabled, the recording medium containing license information to enable the optional function. The second step allows first electrical apparatus to authenticate the license information. The third step, subsequent to the second step, enables the optional function of the first electrical apparatus. The fourth step, subsequent to the third step, records the optional function as having been authenticated in the license information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takamichi Komatsu, Tatsuya Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9954920
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a secure MapReduce model for distributed processing and decoding of big data streams. An encoding engine may be employed to divide a data stream into equally sized segments. The segments may be encoded using a document key provided in a set of bundles. The bundles may contain encoded segment metadata, including the document key used to encode the stream. The document key and segment metadata may be encrypted using public key cryptography, and optionally included in the bundles. The encrypted bundles may be embedded into the encoded segments which may be provided to other network computers that include a decoding engine and an application engine. The encrypted bundles may be decrypted to obtain the document key for each encoded segment. The encoded segments may then be decrypted using the document key. And, each decoded segment may be provided to an application engine for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Centri Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Gerardo Paris, Michael Patrick Mackey
  • Patent number: 9947030
    Abstract: Aspects relating to client server interactions using cookies are provided. A computer-implemented method is provided that includes receiving a request from a user for a first advertisement associated with a first advertiser, the request including first cookie data, the first cookie data including a first identifier specified for a first cookie, the first cookie being associated with a first group of advertisers including the first advertiser and a third advertiser, receiving a request from the user for a second advertisement associated with a second advertiser, the request including second cookie data, the second cookie data including a second identifier specified for a second cookie, the second cookie being associated with a second group of advertisers including the second advertiser and where the advertisers of the second group of advertisers are distinct from the advertisers of the first group of advertisers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Parag Samdadiya, Clyde D. McQueen
  • Patent number: 9948637
    Abstract: Systems and methods of securely storing and retrieving data are disclosed. A database may include a table of data with rows and columns and encrypted at rest. The data may be desired to be accessed by users. However, each user may have different access permissions and each row or column may have different characteristics, such as encryption, data type, and/or the like. As such, access to the data may be controlled in according to the characteristics of the data, the access permissions of the user, and/or the encryption of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Ashok K Nair, Sastry Durvasula, Kevin L Murray, Sulabh Shukla
  • Patent number: 9946710
    Abstract: Business rule statements written in a natural language are automatically converted into DRL language sentences. A language conversion apparatus 10 includes: a storage device 16 that stores syntax definition information 30 for defining syntaxes to convert a business rule statement written in a natural language into a DRL language sentence on a syntax basis, and conversion information 40 for converting element variables of the business rule statement into element variables of the DRL language sentence; and a CPU 11 that analyzes a syntax of the business rule statement by comparing the business rule statement with the syntax definition information 30 and converts the business rule statement into the DRL language sentence by referring to the conversion information 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SOFTBANK CORP.
    Inventor: Keita Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9942587
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for securely providing a media stream from a server device to a remote player via a communications network. A request for a connection is received from the remote player at the server device via the communications network. In response to the request for the connection, an authorization credential is requested from a central server via the communications network. Further, in response to the authorization credential received from the central server, the media stream between the server device and the remote player can be established over the communications network. At least a portion of the media stream may be encrypted based upon the authorization credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA L.L.C.
    Inventor: Padmanabha R. Rao
  • Patent number: 9942213
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing one or more secure services are disclosed. One method can comprise authenticating and/or authorizing a user device to receive a security token. A request for information can be processed using the security token to facilitate the secure provision of services to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: David de Andrade, Patrick Ladd, John Brzozowski, John Leddy
  • Patent number: 9942610
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for automatically overriding an auto-skip command embedded in a media asset annotation when a user profile indicates a preference for content that is to be auto-skipped. To this end, a media guidance application may play back a media asset to a user, and detect therein a skip annotation that corresponds to a portion of the media asset that is to be played back. The media guidance application may, in response to detecting the skip annotation, access metadata indicating content of the portion, compare the metadata to entries of a profile of the user, and determine whether the user prefers the content based on the comparing. If the user prefers the content, the media guidance application may refrain from executing a skip command indicated by the skip annotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Arevik Chimayan, China Arai, Marine Chimayan, Kim T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9933780
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for providing control of an unmanned aircraft (UA). A server may receive an indication from a UA that a transition from autonomous flight to pilot controlled flight is required while the UA is in autonomous flight. The server may select a pilot station for providing pilot controlled flight of the UA. Selecting a pilot station for providing pilot controlled flight of the UA may be based on a pilot criterion associated with the pilot station. A UA may detect a condition that requires a transition from autonomous flight to pilot controlled flight and establish a pilot criterion for pilot controlled flight based on the detected condition. The UA may send a request for a pilot that includes the pilot criterion and information about the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kiet Tuan Chau, Michael-David Nakayoshi Canoy, Michael Orlando DeVico
  • Patent number: 9930391
    Abstract: Approaches for operating a network personal video recorder operated by a content provider. The network personal video recorder may be located at a head-end of a digital content provider. A network personal video recorder receives, from a user, authentication credentials that provide the network personal video recorder access, via the Internet, to a storage medium belonging to or associated with the user. After the user instructs the network personal video recorder to record a video program, the network personal video recorder stores a copy of the video program on the user's storage medium using the user-provided authentication credentials. Thereafter, when the user wishes to view the video program, the user can instruct the network personal video recorder to read the copy of the video program from the storage medium and play the video program on a device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Harmonic, Inc.
    Inventor: Charlie Xiaolin Yang
  • Patent number: 9882917
    Abstract: Technologies to provide a secure data storage service in a cloud computing environment are generally disclosed. In some examples, a method comprises: partitioning a data resource into data particles, assigning logic groups to the data particles, assigning physical storage groups to the data particles, and/or storing each physical storage group at corresponding storage resource, receiving a request for the data resource, determining whether the request for the data resource is valid, and if the request is valid, transmitting the data particles of the data resource to the client. The method enables improved security for accessing data, and also improves the user experience in cloud computing environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Xiaodong Wang, Jun Fang
  • Patent number: 9882902
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, receiving an over-the-air programming message that includes programming data for use by the mobile communication device, decrypting the over-the-air programming message utilizing a first keyset to generate a decrypted over-the-air programming message, determining a schedule for providing messages from a secure device processor to a secure element of the mobile communication device where the secure device processor is separate from the secure element and in communication with the secure element, and providing the decrypted over-the-air programming message to the secure element according to the schedule. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 9882719
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to multi-factor authentication, and more particularly to method and system for multi-factor authentication. In one embodiment, the method includes receipt of an audio input at a device, and a plurality of authentication parameters from at least one of the device and a server communicably coupled to the device. The plurality of authentication parameters are encrypted to generate a plurality of encrypted authentication parameters. The plurality of encrypted authentication parameters are embedded as watermarks into the audio input to generate a watermarked audio signal. The watermarked audio signal are encrypted to generate an authentication audio signal. The authentication audio signal is transmitted to an authentication server over an audio communication channel to authenticate the access at the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Srinivasa Rao Chalamala, Sankha Subhra Som
  • Patent number: 9875378
    Abstract: Techniques for encrypting the data in the memory of a computing device are provided. An example method for protecting data in a memory according to the disclosure includes encrypting data associated with a store request using a memory encryption device of the processor to produce encrypted data. Encrypting the data includes: obtaining a challenge value, providing the challenge value to a physically unclonable function module to obtain a response value, and encrypting the data associated with the store request using the response value as an encryption key to generate the encrypted data. The method also includes storing the encrypted data and the challenge value associated with the encrypted data in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMOM Incorporated
    Inventors: Olivier Jean Benoit, Rosario Cammarota
  • Patent number: 9871820
    Abstract: Technologies for managing network privileges of members of graft-network include detecting a computing device in physical presence with a network infrastructure, determining whether the computing device is a member of the graft-network, and establishing initial network privileges for the computing device if the computing device is not a member, without direct programming of the member. The network privileges of members of the graft-network are updated over time as a function of the length of time for which the computing device is in physical presence of the network infrastructure. A computing device may be in physical presence of the network by physical contacting a communication bus of the network infrastructure or being within a limited communication range of the communication bus. New members to the graft-network may be quarantined to reduce risk to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Healey, Kenneth T. Anderson, John C. Weast, Tobias M. Kohlenberg
  • Patent number: 9853957
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for secure playback of protected multimedia content on a game console using a secret-less application. An SSO model can be used for client authentication at a key server, which eliminates the need of storing or using any secret information in the client application. Further, an encrypted content key generated by a content packager using a public key can be deployed in the key URI of a playlist file, which is sent to the key server. The key server can be configured to decrypt the content key using a corresponding private key. Further, the content key and unencrypted samples are protected in the game console client application from debugging and replay attacks by using additional security checks at both the client and key server. By storing secret information remotely from the game console and using the SSO model, DRM policies can be enforced on an untrusted client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ADOBE Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Viswanathan Swaminathan, Sheng Wei, Joseph Donovan Steele
  • Patent number: 9838494
    Abstract: An intermediary system reduces a delay associated with the compression and transmission of content resources to a user's device. For example, the intermediary system compresses a first content resource, generates a signature of the first content resource, stores the compressed first content resource and the generated signature, and transmits the compressed first content resource to the user's device. When the user's device or another user's device requests a second content resource at a later time, the intermediary system generates a signature of the second content resource and compares it with the signature of the first content resource. If the signatures match (meaning the first and second content resources are very likely identical), then the intermediary system merely transmits the compressed first content resource to the appropriate device instead of first compressing the second content resource and then transmitting the compressed second content resource to the appropriate device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Tomasiewicz, Chao Deng, Gopal Harikumar, Amit Santosh Jain
  • Patent number: 9830566
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for regulating access of consumers (e.g., applications, containers, or VMs) to resources and services (e.g., storage). In one embodiment, this regulation occurs through the use of access or action permits, referred to as permits that the consumer acquires from an intermediate entity—an Action Manager (AM)—prior to accessing the resource or service. Regulating access includes, for example, controlling one or more of the number of concurrent accesses to a particular resource, the rate at which consumers access the resource, the total number of consumers in a group of consumers accessing the resource, and the total rate at which a group of consumers accesses a resource. According to various embodiments, similar regulation is applied to a group of resources (rather than a single resource).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: TURBONOMIC, INC.
    Inventors: Apostolos Dailianas, Vivek Nandavanam, Endre Sara, Danilo Florissi, Shmuel Kliger
  • Patent number: 9830192
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for assuring application performance by matching the supply of resources (e.g., application resources, VM resources, or physical resources) with the fluctuating demand placed on the application. For example, the systems and methods disclosed herein can be used to ensure that the application is allocated sufficient resources when it is initially deployed to handle anticipated demand; dynamically alter the resources allocated to the application during operation by matching the resource requirements to the actual measured application demand; and predict future resource requirements based on planning assumptions related to future application demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Turbonomic, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Crouchman, Michael Borodiansky, Apostolos Dailianas, Shmuel Kliger
  • Patent number: 9813413
    Abstract: Services from domainless machines are made available in a security domain under a virtual name. Each machine is not joined to the domain but can reach a security domain controller. The controller controls at least one security domain using an authentication protocol, such as a modified Kerberos protocol. One obtains a set of security domain credentials, generates a cluster name secret, gives the cluster a virtual name, and authenticates the machines to the domain controller using these items. In some cases, authentication uses a ticket-based protocol which accepts the cluster name secret in place of a proof of valid security domain membership. In some, the domain controller uses a directory service which is compatible with an active directory service; the cluster virtual name is provisioned as an account in the directory service. The cluster virtual name may concurrently serve clients on different security domains of the directory service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sai Sudhir Anantha Padmanaban, Lokesh Srinivas Koppolu, Andrea D'Amato, Yi Zeng
  • Patent number: 9811652
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image erasing apparatus includes an accessory information acquiring unit and an execution availability determining unit. The accessory information acquiring unit acquires accessory information related to security of the sheet based on attribute data of a sheet on which an erasable image is formed. The execution availability determining unit each determines execution availability of erase processing for the image on the sheet and execution availability of preservation processing for the image data generated by the readout unit, based on the accessory information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takanori Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 9813784
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing functionality to allow a viewer of a television show to watch a “previously on” segment of an episode of the television show and be able to watch the scenes from prior episodes referenced in the “previously on” segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: A9.com, IMDb.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Carlson, Jeromey Russell Goetz, Ashutosh Vishwas Kulkarni, Douglas Ryan Gray, Danny Ryan Stephens, Colin Jon Taylor, Ismet Zeki Yalniz
  • Patent number: 9811789
    Abstract: Secure content transfer systems and methods to operate the same are disclosed. An example system includes a content server to encrypt content according to an encryption key, and to transfer the encrypted content, the encryption key and a license to a client that supports a digital rights management technology. The example system further includes a broadcast system headend to determine the encryption key, wherein the broadcast system headend is physically separate from the content server, and a digital rights management license server to provide the license.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Raynold M. Kahn, Peter M. Klauss, Stephen P. Dulac, David N. Schlacht, Hanno Basse, Thomas H. James
  • Patent number: 9807083
    Abstract: To provide for security and robustness in distribution of high value video content such as UHD video, a white list is provided that does not grant default access to content like a revocation listing does, but rather forces a software update on potentially compromised devices to bring them back into copy protection compliance, eliminating, e.g., the use of certain outputs that have been compromised. Prior to outputting content, a source device determines whether the receiving device is on a white list, whether the output is still valid, whether the version number of the receiving device is still valid, and that the receiving device does not have insecure outputs on which it could re-output content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brant Candelore, Graham Clift, Steven Richman
  • Patent number: 9798866
    Abstract: A network information system, and a method of operation thereof, includes: an extraction module for extracting a unique device identification for sending to an e-commerce server, wherein the unique device identification is extracted from a network-connected device with a software application installed and not activated on the network-connected device; a settlement process module, coupled to the extraction module, for generating a notification based on the unique device identification for sending to a license server; and a key generation module, coupled to the settlement process module, for generating a product key for the unique device identification based on the notification for activating the software application to run on a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ClevX, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Lemelev, Lev M. Bolotin
  • Patent number: 9794231
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for registering a host computing device at a server and registering a lock device at the server via an application running on a mobile computing device, each being provided host keys from the server that allow communication between the host computing device the lock device. Further, the lock device can only be registered with the server if a current registered device count is less than a maximum registered device threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Wayne Baumgarte, Patrick GrandPre, Matthew Dexter
  • Patent number: 9774598
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing device is connected to a management apparatus via a network. The device includes a receiver, an acquisition unit, an MKB processor, and an authentication unit. The receiver is configured to receive communication information. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire a media key block from the management apparatus, in response to receipt of the communication information from a first external device not belonging to a group previously classified on a management unit basis by the management apparatus, the first external device and the information processing device being enabled to derive a first group key based on the media key block. The MKB processor is configured to generate the group key from a device key of the information processing device and the media key block. The authentication unit is configured to perform encrypted communication with the external device based on an authentication method using the group key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Fangming Zhao, Yuichi Komano, Satoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 9774679
    Abstract: A method begins by a dispersed storage (DS) processing module selecting storage pools within the DSN with available capacity for storing data of a storage group. The method continues by selecting one or more dispersed storage (DS) units within each of the selected storage pools based on a selection criteria and mapping the one or more DS units to the storage group. The method continues by receiving a write request to store a data object to the storage group and by storing the data object in at least one of the mapped one or more DS units. The method continues with the DS processing module issuing an indication unutilized storage space calculated on a proportionate basis based on storage utilized for the storage group as a percentage of total storage utilized and updating a write proportion value based on received storage utilization responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Colin Storm, Manish Motwani, Wesley Leggette
  • Patent number: 9755836
    Abstract: Provided are techniques to enable, using broadcast encryption, a device to locate a service offered by a server with the knowledge that the service offered by the server is a trusted service. A signed enhanced Management Key Block (eMKB) includes a trusted service locator (TSL) that includes one or more records, or “trusted service data records” (TSDRs), each identifying a particular service and a corresponding location of the service is generated and transmitted over a network. Devices authorized to access a particular service parse the eMKB for the end point of the service, connect to the appropriate server and transmit a request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Bellwood, Jeffrey B. Lotspiech, Matthew F. Rutkowski
  • Patent number: 9755835
    Abstract: The present document relates to transcoding of metadata, and in particular to a method and system for transcoding metadata with reduced computational complexity. A transcoder configured to transcode an inbound bitstream comprising an inbound content frame and an associated inbound metadata frame into an outbound bitstream comprising an outbound content frame and an associated outbound metadata frame is described. The inbound content frame is indicative of a signal encoded according to a first codec system and the outbound content frame is indicative of the signal encoded according to a second codec system. The transcoder is configured to identify an inbound block of metadata from the inbound metadata frame, the inbound block of metadata associated with an inbound descriptor indicative of one or more properties of metadata comprised within the inbound block of metadata, and to generate the outbound metadata frame from the inbound metadata frame based on the inbound descriptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Andreas Schneider, Christof Fersch, Martin Wolters, Jeffrey Riedmiller, Scott Gregory Norcross, Michael Grant
  • Patent number: 9749813
    Abstract: A wireless station receives a message broadcast by a string broadcast station, which message includes a network information string. The wireless station generates an identifier comprising a tag component and a content component and sends the identifier and the network information string to a datastore. The identifier is stored in association with the network information string in the datastore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: RADIUS NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Stillman Bradish, Scott A. Smith, Marc Wallace
  • Patent number: 9723168
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, which connects to at least one client apparatus via a first network and is connectable to an external apparatus via a second network, includes first and second receiving units, a specifying unit, first and second switching units, and a transmitting unit. The first receiving unit receives client information from the client apparatus via the first network. The specifying unit specifies a device connected to the first network and controllable by the client apparatus. The first switching unit switches connection from the first network to the second network. The second receiving unit receives, based on the client information and the specified device, a control program for controlling the device from the external apparatus via the second network. The second switching unit switches connection from the second network to the first network. The transmitting unit transmits the received control program to the client apparatus via the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Iida
  • Patent number: 9723344
    Abstract: A media sharing system identifies fingerprints that represent an uploaded video and generates a digest based on the fingerprints. The media sharing system searches for digests of previously processed videos whose digests match the digest of the uploaded video. A previously processed video whose digest matches the digest of the uploaded video is identified as a matching video. For each matching video, the media sharing system retrieves policy information that describes whether the video was found to violate one or more policies of the media sharing system. The media sharing system determines whether to halt processing of the uploaded video based on the retrieved policy information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Johan Georg Granström, Thomas Weich, Vladimir Rychev
  • Patent number: 9704131
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: application execution means for executing an application program; metadata storage means for storing metadata corresponding to the application program; input means for receiving a message input by a user based on an operation of the user; selection means for selecting the metadata stored by the metadata storage means, in accordance with an operation of the user; transmission means for transmitting the message received by the input means and the metadata selected by the selection means to another information processing apparatus; reception means for receiving a message and metadata corresponding to an application program from said another information processing apparatus; and information output means for outputting the message and the metadata received by the reception means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daiji Imai
  • Patent number: 9672375
    Abstract: A physical, non-human readable representation of a digital key may be in a physical key article. The key article may enable a person to generate a signal representing the digital key from a user interface device in communication with a computer by physical manipulation of the key article. Access to digital content via the computer may be unlocked in response to receiving the signal. In addition, a key may be represented by a pattern of unreadable errors in a computer-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Gary Stephen Shuster
  • Patent number: 9672373
    Abstract: A method for preventing photographic capture of a displayed image on an electronically controlled screen using a photographic capture device is provided. The method includes intercepting an image for display; generating a plurality of subset frames based on the intercepted image; dividing the intercepted image into a plurality of subsections; generating a pseudo random number on each of the subsections within the plurality of subsections using a pseudo random number generator; mapping, on each of the subset frames within the plurality of subset frames, a group of subsections within the plurality of subsections that share a common generated pseudo random number; determining a frame rate value for displaying the plurality of subset frames, which enables human visualization of the plurality of subset frames as a single perceived frame; and displaying each subset frame consecutively on the electronically controlled screen based on the determined frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas J. Griffith, Richard B. Sutton
  • Patent number: 9660970
    Abstract: An HSM management hub coordinates the distribution and synchronization of cryptographic material across a fleet of connected hardware security modules (“HSMs”). Cryptographic material is exchanged between HSMs in the fleet in a cryptographically protected format. In some examples, the cryptographic material is encrypted using a common fleet key maintained by the HSMs in the fleet. In other examples, the cryptographic material is protected using asymmetric cryptographic keys that are associated with the members of the HSM fleet. The HSM management hub may be used to divide the HSM fleet into subdomains by providing domain keys to subsets of HSMs within the HSM fleet. Cryptographic information that is encrypted with particular domain keys can be distributed across the entire HSM fleet, and restricted to use by authorized HSMs that are in possession of the particular domain keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Alan Rubin, Benjamin Philip Grubin
  • Patent number: 9660995
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for combating mobile device theft with user notarization. One method includes providing a supplicant video notarization system application executable on a supplicant device for initiating an interactive video call between a supplicant and a notary as a condition to the supplicant accessing a protected electronic resource. The method further includes providing a notary video notarization system application executable on a notary device through which the notary receives the interactive video call and interacts with the supplicant via the interactive video call to confirm the identity of the supplicant and that video of the supplicant provided in the call is live.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignees: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kendrick Reiter, Apu Chandrasen Kapadia, Alana Libonati
  • Patent number: 9648017
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a device requiring user-related permissions via a mobile terminal using a local data connection between the mobile terminal and the device to be controlled, the control commands requiring user-related permissions for the device to be controlled are generated by means of an interaction between the mobile device and an authentication server and/or a device management server and are transferred to the device to be controlled from the authentication and/or device management server via the mobile terminal. The control commands requiring user-related permissions for the device to be controlled are received by the mobile terminal and are thereafter transferred to the device to be controlled for the purpose of controlling the same and are not stored in the mobile terminal. The control commands received by the device to be controlled are not verified as to the permission of the user to utilize these control commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SKIDATA AG
    Inventors: Christian Wenninger, Bernd Duchac