Usage Or Charge Determination Patents (Class 380/231)
  • Patent number: 10673845
    Abstract: Methods and systems for authenticating a user requesting to access one or more resources via a device are described herein. Authentication may be based on or otherwise rely on a plurality of devices. For example, aspects described herein are directed towards a system and method for receiving a request from a user to access one or more resources via a first device. In response to receiving the request to access the one or more resources, the first device may send, e.g., to a second device, a request for user input of a credential at the second device. The first device may receive a credential from the second device, and the first device may authenticate the user based on the received credential. Additionally or alternatively, the second device may authenticate the user based on an input of a user credential, and the second device may send an indication of a successful authentication to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgy Momchilov, Chris Pavlou, Ola Nordstrom, Christopher Wade
  • Patent number: 10621227
    Abstract: A computer system comprising one or more processors and computer-readable media operatively connected thereto, having stored thereon instructions for carrying out the steps of: maintaining one or more databases comprising first electronic data comprising digitally created reference compact electronic representations for each of a plurality of reference electronic works and second electronic data associated with the reference electronic works and related to action information corresponding thereto; obtaining a first digitally created compact electronic representation comprising one or more extracted feature vectors of a first electronic work; identifying a matching reference electronic work by comparing the first digitally created compact electronic representation of the first electronic work with the first electronic data using a sub-linear search of the first electronic data; determining the action information corresponding to the matching reference electronic work based on the second electronic data; and as
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 10621226
    Abstract: Methods and systems to perform methods comprising receiving, at a computer system from a first electronic device a first electronic media work; extracting one or more features therefrom; determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to a first reference media work based on a matching of the extracted features against a database of reference features; receiving, from a second electronic device, a query related to the first electronic media work; linking the query to action information in an action database based upon determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to the first reference media work; generating machine-readable instructions associated with the action to be performed based at least in part on the linking of the query to the action information; transmitting, to the second electronic device, the machine-readable instructions; and logging an event associated with the machine-readable instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 10554424
    Abstract: A method for controlling the release of an as-rendered configuration of a digital work, comprising the steps of presenting said digital work as a composite of a plurality of layers comprising at least a first layer and a second layer; providing a rendering protocol interface which is adapted for defining said as-rendered configuration of the digital work by specifying a first rendering status of said first layer and a second rendering status of said second layer; providing a rendering protocol facility adapted for storing and controlling the release of said first and second rendering status of said first and second layers respectively in accordance with said as-rendered configuration; restricting unauthorized access to the rendering protocol interface, thereby preventing unauthorized modification of said as-rendered configuration; and releasing said digital work with said as-rendered configuration. The method has application in selling books, movies, software, music and other information products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nytell Software LLC
    Inventors: Ashish K Mithal, Amad Tayebi
  • Patent number: 10521835
    Abstract: A digital medium environment includes a content provider that receives a request for content and provides the requested content to a computing device. An improved advertisement detection method implemented by the content provider comprises determining whether the requesting computing device is blocking advertisements provided with the content. If the requesting computing device is blocking advertisements, the content provider may prevent the requested content from being displayed unless a user of the requesting device selects an alternate option for viewing the requested content. Alternate options for viewing the requested content include purchasing a subscription to the content provider, paying the content provider to view only the requested content, or enabling display of advertisements at the requesting computing device. The improved advertisement detection method protects content provider revenue streams and informs users of alternate options for viewing content from a trusted content source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Shrinidhi P. Karanth, Gopalakrishna M. P. Sharma, Dwight O. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 10521470
    Abstract: Methods and systems to perform methods comprising receiving, at a computer system from a first electronic device a first electronic media work; extracting one or more features therefrom; determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to a first reference media work based on a matching of the extracted features against a database of reference features; receiving, from a second electronic device, a query related to the first electronic media work; linking the query to action information in an action database based upon determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to the first reference media work; generating machine-readable instructions associated with the action to be performed based at least in part on the linking of the query to the action information; transmitting, to the second electronic device, the machine-readable instructions; and logging an event associated with the machine-readable instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 10419786
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to securely generating live previews of a live video stream. A request for a first preview is received from a user device, the first preview request relating to a live video stream. The live video stream is clipped to generate a first live preview, the first live preview comprising a first start time and a first end time. A request for a second preview request is received from the user device, the second preview request relating to the live video stream. The live video stream is clipped to generate a second live preview, the second live preview has a second start time and a second end time. The second start time begins at a pre-configured duration after the first end time of the first live preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FuboTV Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Ho Choi, Thomas Symborski, Matthew Tretin
  • Patent number: 10402545
    Abstract: A system and method for targeting content to BitTorrent users is presented. The system searches torrent file websites for a torrent file according to specified search criteria and verifies that the torrent file corresponds to a media file containing the copyrighted work. The system obtains tracker server information from the torrent file and obtains the IP addresses of participants currently connected to the torrent file from the tracker server, attempts to establish a connection with a participant based on an IP address selected from the IP addresses and, if successful, receives a data piece with a cryptographic hash from the participant. The cryptographic hash is verified to correctly match with the torrent file. The system provides for correlation of information about participants in the peer-to-peer network and using the information to provide targeted campaign to each user based on the user's preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: IP SQUARED TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING, LLC
    Inventors: William Gorfein, Josh Partridge
  • Patent number: 10365941
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a communication path are disclosed. Information can be received via a first communication session based on a first messaging protocol. The first communication session can be terminated at a virtual machine of a group of virtual machines. A dynamically bound communication path to a resource can be selected based on a dynamically reconfigurable routing table for the group of virtual machines. A second communication session can be initiated, at the virtual machine, via the selected dynamically bound communication path. The information can be transmitted to the resource via the second communication session based on a second messaging protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Sudhir Borra, Douglas Makofka
  • Patent number: 10326593
    Abstract: A method for secret sharing utilizing multiple features of an input includes: receiving a registration input; obtaining features from the registration input; generating a secret key and a plurality of shared keys according to a shared secret scheme; associating each of the plurality of shared keys with a respective feature of the registration input; generating a plurality of additional features associated with additional keys having a similar format as a shared key associated with a respective feature; storing the plurality of shared keys associated with respective features together with the plurality of additional keys associated with additional features; and encrypting an element to be protected by the secret key using the secret key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: AETNA INC.
    Inventor: Salil Kumar Jain
  • Patent number: 10325299
    Abstract: A mobile computing device configured for enabling distribution of digital pictures is provided. Additionally, a method for enabling distribution of digital pictures and a computer-readable storage medium having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon for enabling distribution of digital pictures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Manash Bhattacharjee, Debashis Ghosh, Randy Shuken
  • Patent number: 10303714
    Abstract: A computer system comprising one or more processors and computer-readable media operatively connected thereto, having stored thereon instructions for carrying out the steps of: maintaining one or more databases comprising first electronic data comprising digitally created reference compact electronic representations for each of a plurality of reference electronic works and second electronic data associated with the reference electronic works and related to action information corresponding thereto; obtaining a first digitally created compact electronic representation comprising one or more extracted feature vectors of a first electronic work; identifying a matching reference electronic work by comparing the first digitally created compact electronic representation of the first electronic work with the first electronic data using a sub-linear search of the first electronic data; determining the action information corresponding to the matching reference electronic work based on the second electronic data; and as
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 10303713
    Abstract: A method that extracts features from frames of a video signal to perform an action includes receiving a query related to one or more frames of a video signal; extracting one or more features of the one or more frames; identifying one or more annotations associated with the one or more frames; identifying one or more images related to the one or more frames by comparing the extracted features with reference features from a first plurality of reference works, the first plurality of reference works organized using a clustering technique based on annotations; providing the identified one or more images along with action information associated with the identified one or more images, wherein the action information is related to an action to be performed; receiving a selection of one of the identified one or more images and providing machine readable instructions to perform the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 10305984
    Abstract: Methods and systems to perform methods comprising receiving, at a computer system from a first electronic device a first electronic media work; extracting one or more features therefrom; determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to a first reference media work based on a matching of the extracted features against a database of reference features; receiving, from a second electronic device, a query related to the first electronic media work; linking the query to action information in an action database based upon determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to the first reference media work; generating machine-readable instructions associated with the action to be performed based at least in part on the linking of the query to the action information; transmitting, to the second electronic device, the machine-readable instructions; and logging an event associated with the machine-readable instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 10250385
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for encrypting data at a customer for storage at a hosted service provider. In addition to the data being encrypted by the client, the secret encryption key used to encrypt the data is also encrypted. Both the encrypted data and the encrypted secret encryption key are transmitted to the service provider who may further encrypt the data with another encryption key and who stores the further encrypted data, the encrypted secret encryption key and the another encryption key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Cloud9 Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Leonidas P Papadopoulos, Roger Norman Dunn, Anil Mathai Varghese
  • Patent number: 10205781
    Abstract: Methods and systems to perform methods comprising receiving, at a computer system from a first electronic device a first electronic media work; extracting one or more features therefrom; determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to a first reference media work based on a matching of the extracted features against a database of reference features; receiving, from a second electronic device, a query related to the first electronic media work; linking the query to action information in an action database based upon determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to the first reference media work; generating machine-readable instructions associated with the action to be performed based at least in part on the linking of the query to the action information; transmitting, to the second electronic device, the machine-readable instructions; and logging an event associated with the machine-readable instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 10171857
    Abstract: A device receives, via a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN), a manifest file associated with streaming content, wherein the manifest file includes a sequence of multiple Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) that identify network storage locations of multiple content segments of the streaming content, and wherein a sponsorship signature of multiple sponsorship signatures is appended to at least one of the multiple URIs of the manifest file. The device retrieves the multiple URIs, and the sponsorship signature, from the manifest file; sends the sponsorship signature to a charging node in the PLMN for controlling the charging of data delivery associated with the streaming content to one of a user of the media playing device or a sponsor of the streaming content based on the sponsorship signature; and engages, via the PLMN using the multiple URIs, in a content streaming session to receive the streaming content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Dahai Ren, Yuhui Qian, Ming Chen, Jianxiu Hao
  • Patent number: 10146922
    Abstract: In one implementation, the present invention is directed to a method for controlling access to a software application using one or more processors configured by code, the method comprising repeating a usage verification cycle continually during a usage session of the software application, wherein each repetition of the usage verification cycle includes receiving a digital image of an access area used to access the software application, identifying a representation of one or more persons in the digital image, estimating an age of each one of the persons within the digital image, and comparing the estimated age of each one of the persons within the digital image to a predetermined age value provided in a usage policy dataset associated with at least of one of the persons within the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alice Guidotti, Bernardo Pastorelli, Leonardo Rosati, Elia Tufarolo
  • Patent number: 10108642
    Abstract: A method including the steps of: receiving, by a computer system including at least one computer, a first electronic media work uploaded from a first electronic device; extracting one or more features from the first electronic media work; linking the first electronic media work with a reference electronic media work identifier associated with a reference electronic media work to generate correlation information relating the first electronic media work with at least an action associated with the reference electronic media work identifier; storing the correlation information; receiving, from a second electronic device, a query related to the first electronic media work; correlating the query with action information related to an action to be performed based at least in part on the correlation information; generating machine-readable instructions based upon the action information; and providing the machine-readable instructions to the second electronic device to be used in performing the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 10089442
    Abstract: A system (10) for presenting guideline recommendations to care givers includes at least one display device (54, 56), each displaying a user interface. The system (10) further includes at least one processor (122, 118). The processor (122, 118) is programmed to receive a guideline recommendation for a patient based on a computer interpretable guideline (CIG) and present the guideline recommendation to at least one associated user according to a plurality of alternative approaches for representing the guideline recommendation. At least one of the plurality of alternative approaches uses the user interface of one of the at least one display device (54, 56) to represent the guideline recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Conradus Adrianus Maria Van Zon, William Palmer Lord
  • Patent number: 10073862
    Abstract: Methods and systems to perform methods comprising receiving, at a computer system from a first electronic device a first electronic media work; extracting one or more features therefrom; determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to a first reference media work based on a matching of the extracted features against a database of reference features; receiving, from a second electronic device, a query related to the first electronic media work; linking the query to action information in an action database based upon determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to the first reference media work; generating machine-readable instructions associated with the action to be performed based at least in part on the linking of the query to the action information; transmitting, to the second electronic device, the machine-readable instructions; and logging an event associated with the machine-readable instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 10063940
    Abstract: A computer system comprising one or more processors and computer-readable media operatively connected thereto, having stored thereon instructions for carrying out the steps of: maintaining one or more databases comprising first electronic data comprising digitally created reference compact electronic representations for each of a plurality of reference electronic works and second electronic data associated with the reference electronic works and related to action information corresponding thereto; obtaining a first digitally created compact electronic representation comprising one or more extracted feature vectors of a first electronic work; identifying a matching reference electronic work by comparing the first digitally created compact electronic representation of the first electronic work with the first electronic data using a sub-linear search of the first electronic data; determining the action information corresponding to the matching reference electronic work based on the second electronic data; and as
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 10063936
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of: receiving, from a user electronic device at a computer system, one or more extracted feature vectors that are compact representations of one or more video frames of a video displayed at the user device; identifying, at the computer system, one or more products related to the one or more video frames based at least in part on an approximate nearest neighbor search of an electronic database of reference feature vectors corresponding to one or more reference works that identifies any match within a threshold of at least one of the reference feature vectors to the one or more extracted feature vectors but does not guarantee to identify the closest match to the one or more extracted feature vectors; providing, by the computer system to the user electronic device, the identified one or more products along with action information associated with the identified one or more products, wherein the action information is related to an action to be performed at the user electronic devic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 10057408
    Abstract: A method including the steps of: receiving, by a computer system including at least one computer, a first electronic media work uploaded from a first electronic device; extracting one or more features from the first electronic media work; linking the first electronic media work with a reference electronic media work identifier associated with a reference electronic media work to generate correlation information using an approximate nearest neighbor search; storing the correlation information; receiving, from a second electronic device, a query related to the first electronic media work; correlating the query with action information related to an action to be performed and associated with the reference electronic media work identifier based at least in part on the correlation information; generating machine-readable instructions based upon the action information; and providing to the second electronic device, the machine-readable instructions to be used in performing the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 9959250
    Abstract: When a social networking system receives an image and associated text for presentation to one or more users, the social networking system determines how to present the text and the image. For example, the social networking system determines if to overlay the text onto an area of the image. A readability score indicating the readability of the text if overlaid onto an area of the image is determined based on attributes of the image and of the text. Using the readability score, the social networking system overlays the text onto an area of the image when presented to other users or presents the text adjacent to the image when presented to other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Matthew Marra, Christopher Struhar
  • Patent number: 9952748
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a method that includes storing one or more first content items and a second content item that belong to a collection at a content hosting system. The method further includes receiving one or more interactions with the first content items from one or more first user accounts. The method further includes selecting, by a processing device, the second content item and providing a recommendation to a second user account to view the second content item based on the second content item belonging to the same collection as the first content items and on the interactions with the first content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Joseph Daverin
  • Patent number: 9883253
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of: receiving, from a user electronic device at a computer system, one or more extracted feature vectors that are compact representations of one or more video frames of a video displayed at the user device; identifying, at the computer system, one or more products related to the one or more video frames based at least in part on an approximate nearest neighbor search of an electronic database of reference feature vectors corresponding to one or more reference works that identifies any match within a threshold of at least one of the reference feature vectors to the one or more extracted feature vectors but does not guarantee to identify the closest match to the one or more extracted feature vectors; providing, by the computer system to the user electronic device, the identified one or more products along with action information associated with the identified one or more products, wherein the action information is related to an action to be performed at the user electronic device;
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 9847992
    Abstract: Some embodiments implement end-to-end certificate pinning for content intake from various content providers and for content distribution to various end users. To ensure secure retrieval of content provider content, the content distributor pins the content provider to one or more certificate authorities. Accordingly, the content distributor only retrieves content from a sender identified as the content provider when the sender identity is verified with a certificate issued by a certificate authority pinned to the content provider. To ensure secure delivery of content from the content distributor to an end user, the content distributor modifies the pinset of the user browser to pin the content distributor to one or more certificate authorities. Thereafter, the user browser only accepts content from a sender identified as the content distributor when the sender identity is verified with a certificate issued by a certificate authority pinned to the content distributor in the browser pinset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.
    Inventors: Tin Zaw, Reed Morrison, Robert J. Peters
  • Patent number: 9832266
    Abstract: Methods and systems to perform methods comprising receiving, at a computer system from a first electronic device a first electronic media work; extracting one or more features therefrom; determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to a first reference media work based on a matching of the extracted features against a database of reference features; receiving, from a second electronic device, a query related to the first electronic media work; linking the query to action information in an action database based upon determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to the first reference media work; generating machine-readable instructions associated with the action to be performed based at least in part on the linking of the query to the action information; transmitting, to the second electronic device, the machine-readable instructions; and logging an event associated with the machine-readable instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 9824098
    Abstract: Methods and systems to perform methods comprising receiving, at a computer system from a first electronic device a first electronic media work; extracting one or more features therefrom; determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to a first reference media work based on a matching of the extracted features against a database of reference features; receiving, from a second electronic device, a query related to the first electronic media work; linking the query to action information in an action database based upon determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to the first reference media work; generating machine-readable instructions associated with the action to be performed based at least in part on the linking of the query to the action information; transmitting, to the second electronic device, the machine-readable instructions; and logging an event associated with the machine-readable instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 9805066
    Abstract: A method including the steps of: receiving, by a computer system including at least one computer, a first electronic media work uploaded from a first electronic device; extracting one or more features from the first electronic media work; linking the first electronic media work with a reference electronic media work identifier associated with a reference electronic media work to generate correlation information relating the first electronic media work with at least an action associated with the reference electronic media work identifier; storing the correlation information; receiving, from a second electronic device, a query related to the first electronic media work; correlating the query with action information related to an action to be performed based at least in part on the correlation information; generating machine-readable instructions based upon the action information; and providing the machine-readable instructions to the second electronic device to be used in performing the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 9807472
    Abstract: A computer system comprising one or more processors and computer-readable media operatively connected thereto, having stored thereon instructions for carrying out the steps of: maintaining one or more databases comprising first electronic data comprising digitally created reference compact electronic representations for each of a plurality of reference electronic works and second electronic data associated with the reference electronic works and related to action information corresponding thereto; obtaining a first digitally created compact electronic representation comprising one or more extracted feature vectors of a first electronic work; identifying a matching reference electronic work by comparing the first digitally created compact electronic representation of the first electronic work with the first electronic data using a sub-linear search of the first electronic data; determining the action information corresponding to the matching reference electronic work based on the second electronic data; and as
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 9781251
    Abstract: A method including the steps of: receiving, by a computer system including at least one computer, a first electronic media work uploaded from a first electronic device; extracting one or more features from the first electronic media work; linking the first electronic media work with a reference electronic media work identifier associated with a reference electronic media work to generate correlation information using an approximate nearest neighbor search; storing the correlation information; receiving, from a second electronic device, a query related to the first electronic media work; correlating the query with action information related to an action to be performed and associated with the reference electronic media work identifier based at least in part on the correlation information; generating machine-readable instructions based upon the action information; and providing to the second electronic device, the machine-readable instructions to be used in performing the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Ingemar J. Cox
  • Patent number: 9716586
    Abstract: Methods, media, and systems for, in one embodiment, protecting one or more keys in an encryption and/or decryption process can use precomputed values in the process such that at least a portion of the one or more keys is not used or exposed in the process. In one example of a method, internal states of an AES encryption process are saved for use in a counter mode stream cipher operation in which the key used in the AES encryption process is not exposed or used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Chevallier-Mames, Mathieu Ciet, Thomas Icart, Bruno Kindarji, Augustin J. Farrugia
  • Patent number: 9652774
    Abstract: Embodiments of techniques for distributing and rendering media content are provided. In response to a request for a first media file, a combined media file is generated having first and second segments that together include data from the first media file and from a second media file. The combined media file is then provided to a player module operable to render only data from the first media file during a first operating mode, and operable to render data from both the first and second media files during a second operating mode. For example, the first media file may be a music file, and the second media file an advertisement. A consumer may play the music portion without special software or a license, but the advertisement will be rendered as well. Alternatively, the consumer may purchase a license and use special playback software to render the music without the advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Bruce Cappio, Jeffey Ayars
  • Patent number: 9594914
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, information may be collected from processor-based devices after the processor-based devices have already been deployed. Moreover, in some cases, the information that is to be collected, the collection sources, and the handling of the data may be specified after the processor-based devices have already been deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Sarathi Kesavan, Xiangang Guo, Victor B. Lortz, Anand P. Rangarajan, Somya Rathi
  • Patent number: 9392330
    Abstract: Tools are provided for distributing access-restricted content in an internet protocol television (“IPTV”) environment based on portable entitlement keys. Such tools can include a decoder, an encoder, and a network entitlement handler. The decoder may be configured to receive a key associated with entitlement information, and transmit the entitlement information over a network. The encoder may be configured to receive content from content providers, and to encode the content to create IP-compatible content, with access restrictions based on entitlement. The network entitlement handler may be configured to receive a request for requested content from the decoder; receive the access-restricted content including (including the requested content) from the encoder; and transmit the requested content over the network to the decoder using IP, when the decoder is entitled to receive the requested content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Casey, Gnanasegeran Selvadurai, Felipe Castro, Waqar Khan
  • Patent number: 9292081
    Abstract: A media player can comprise a playlist parsing module configured to parse a playlist comprising a plurality of nested elements of a media presentation and select an element of the media presentation for generating output. The playlist can comprise a nested structure of objects representative of the elements of the media presentation, with at least one declared trait applicable to one or more elements. For example, the playlist may specify a composition of a plurality of visual, audio, or other elements for generating output or other behavior in parallel and/or in series over the course of the media presentation. The media player can comprise a playback component configured to utilize at least one selectively-enabled functional component of the media player to generate output based on evaluating the trait(s) exposed by the selected element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Riggs, Edwin Van Rijkom, Vijay Ghaskadvi
  • Patent number: 9294273
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a system for conditional access making it possible to prevent the fraudulent use of a subscriber electronic device (1a, 1b, 1m) and to thus effectively combat the fraudulent making available of protected contents. The invention further relates to the adaptation of such a device as well as to a method allowing the revocation of the latter if it is deemed to be illicitly exploited or its possible reinstatement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: CRYPTOEXPERTS SAS
    Inventors: Cécile Delerablee, Aline Gouget, Pascal Paillier
  • Patent number: 9247280
    Abstract: The aim of the present invention is to allow the flexible exploitation of a broadcasted and recorded content, in particular to allow both users as well as broadcasters to conciliate temporary prohibition and posterior exploitation. This aim is achieved by a storage method of a broadcasted event, by at least one receiver, this method comprising the following steps: storage of an event encrypted by at least one content key storage of a control license comprising the content key, an event identifier and the first usage conditions, after the diffusion of the event has finished, generation and storage of a release message, comprising the event identifier and the second usage conditions, during the exploitation of the event, search for a release message, and if such message exists, execution of the second usage conditions of the release message in place of the first usage conditions of the control license.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Nagravision SA
    Inventor: Corinne Le Buhan
  • Patent number: 9083942
    Abstract: A digital information recording apparatus includes a recording circuit for recording information of a retention period included in the digital information and indicating a period for permitting the digital information to be held in the recording medium, starting with a time at which the digital information is recorded on the recording medium; and information of a playback permission period included in the digital information and indicating a period for permitting the digital information to be played back starting with a time at which the information is reproduced initially following recording of the digital information on the recording medium, permitting temporary recording or copying for the information permitted for “copy never” or “copy one generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroo Okamoto, Hitoaki Owashi, Atsushi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9031235
    Abstract: In a downloadable conditional access system (DCAS), preferably all DCAS-specific code is implemented in a configurable secure (CS) processor that is in communication with the host processor. Preferably, no DCAS-specific code is executed in the host processor. The host processor delivers commands to the CS processor, which the CS processor performs to configure itself in accordance with the particular DCAS encryption scheme used by the DCAS. Once configured, the CS processor executes a DCAS software module that has been downloaded to the CS processor, which looks for the corresponding EMMs and ECMs, processes them to obtain the CW, and then uses the CW to decrypt the content stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: ARRIS Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark G. DePietro, George T. Hutchings
  • Patent number: 8989378
    Abstract: A new media device including a decryption device that is operable to create a decryption key to read media. The decryption device is itself a read/write device that allows reducing or decrementing each time the decryption key is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Harris Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Scott C. Harris
  • Patent number: 8984652
    Abstract: A device including a communication interface and processing logic is provided. The communication interface may receive digital rights management security information and content from a source device, the digital rights management information having been deactivated in the source device. The processing logic may reactivate the digital rights management security information and may render the content according to the digital rights management security information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Comunications AB
    Inventors: Peter Ljung, Stefan Andersson
  • Patent number: 8966518
    Abstract: A method for validating access to a product by a security module associated with a user unit unidirectionally connected to a managing center MC transmitting management messages being generated following the receipt of a request for an access right to the product, said method comprises the steps of purchasing a product, determining a code representing the product, displaying said code on a display device, transmitting to the MC, a request comprising said code and an security module identifier, transmitting a right confirmation message addressed to the user unit associated with said security module, wherein, at purchasing of the product, a temporary right is registered in the security module, said temporary right being replaced by a definitive right by the right confirmation message received from the MC, said definitive right authorizing the access to the purchased product by debiting the value amount associated with said product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nagravision S.A.
    Inventor: Laurence Parisot
  • Patent number: 8914891
    Abstract: A device for playback (8) of content (2) in accordance with a license (4) comprises a processing unit (3) for accessing the license and for specifying usage information for the content. The processing unit is communicatively connected to a usage indicator (5) for providing a measure of usage and a communication unit (6). Usage information is set by the processing unit to allow usage of the content if the measure of usage has been communicated to a service provider (10) in accordance with instructions derived from the license, else usage of the content is forbidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Sebastiaan Antonius Fransiscus Arnoldus Van Den Heuvel
  • Patent number: 8849718
    Abstract: A system for securing patient medical information for communication over a potentially vulnerable system includes separating patient's medical file into a demographics layer and a data layer, separately encrypting the demographic layer and data layer using different encryption keys, and providing servers in a communication and processing system with a decryption key for the layer processed by such server. Medical file data may be separated into more than two layers. Users accessing the system are authenticated using standard techniques. By separately encrypting different parts of a patient medical record, processing and communication of patient medical files by intermediary servers is enabled without risking disclosure of sensitive patient information if such servers are compromised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Vocera Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Seema Dala, Praveen Dala
  • Patent number: 8844000
    Abstract: A media content delivery system and method is operable to communicate an authorized single media content stream generated by a local programming provider (LPP) in a domestic market area (DMA) to a client facility, wherein the authorized single media content stream is multiplexed into a multi-media content stream with a plurality of other single media content streams generated by a plurality of other LPPS in the DMA. An exemplary embodiment identifies an authorized single media content stream of interest to a client; accesses the multi-media content stream communicated from a communication network at the client facility, unbundles the authorized single media content stream from the received multi-media content stream, and communicates the authorized single media content stream to a program content generation system operated by the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: EchoStar Broadcasting Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey McSchooler, Josh Stumbo, Robert Crawford
  • Patent number: 8837723
    Abstract: In a downloadable conditional access system (DCAS), preferably all DCAS-specific code is implemented in a configurable secure (CS) processor that is in communication with the host processor. Preferably, no DCAS-specific code is executed in the host processor. The host processor delivers commands to the CS processor, which the CS processor performs to configure itself in accordance with the particular DCAS encryption scheme used by the DCAS. Once configured, the CS processor executes a DCAS software module that has been downloaded to the CS processor, which looks for the corresponding EMMs and ECMs, processes them to obtain the CW, and then uses the CW to decrypt the content stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: General Instrument Corporation
    Inventors: Mark G. Depietro, George T. Hutchings
  • Patent number: RE45473
    Abstract: Based on the detailed reproduction control information defining the reproduction control state of data to be transmitted, the CPU 12 of the data transmission apparatus creates a simplified reproduction control information roughly defining the reproduction control state of the data, stores the simplified reproduction control information of the data in the packet header of a data packet carrying the data, stores the detailed reproduction control information in the data, and transmits the simplified reproduction control information and the detailed reproduction control information as well as the data to the data receiving apparatus 20 through the transmission channel 30 from the input-output interface 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Asano, Yoshitomo Osawa, Teruyoshi Komuro, Ichiro Hamada