Having Production Of Printed Copy (e.g., Printer, Typewriter) Patents (Class 380/51)
  • Patent number: 10757434
    Abstract: A computer system for the creation of subliminal image or watermarks where the apparent video is an “obvious” image and a subliminal or “clandestine” image or watermark is hidden within the data structure. The concept is envisioned for the cloaking of images, sound, video or like digitized non-coded information. The cloaked files may be intended for storage, transmission, or clandestine placement in a public file system. The watermark may be used for the subliminal marking of a source of a file, its creation, or for tagging copyrighted information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Quantum Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel J. Guillama, Chester A. Heath
  • Patent number: 10750369
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a platform for sharing a wireless local area network, so as to resolve a problem of low system security that exists in a process of currently implementing wireless local area network sharing. In the embodiments of the present invention, a wireless local area network sharing platform receives a wireless local area network sharing message generated by a first terminal based on locally saved wireless local area network sharing information and generates, according to the sharing information, identifier information corresponding to a wireless local area network sharing page; a second terminal accesses a wireless local area network according to the identifier information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xi Chen
  • Patent number: 10748053
    Abstract: A ticket authentication method and a ticket authentication device are provided. The ticket authentication method includes the following steps. A first electronic device outputs an e-ticket. A second electronic device acquires the e-ticket. The second electronic device outputs a visible light verification code. The first electronic device acquires the visible light verification code and generates a composite code according to a certification data and the verification code. The second electronic device acquires the visible light composite code, and determines whether the composite code matches the certification data and the verification code. When the composite code matches the certification data and the verification code, the second electronic determines that the authentication of the e-ticket is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yi-Yuan Chen, Xin-Lan Liao, Kun-Hsien Lin, Lih-Guong Jang, Chi-Neng Liu, Nien-Chu Wu, Po-Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 10740495
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a battery module 110 with secure identity information and authentication of the identity of the battery 110 by a host 120. In one embodiment, the system for providing a battery module with secure identity information includes: (1) a tamper resistant processing environment 200 located within the battery module 110 and (2) a key generator configured to generate a key based on an identity of the battery module 110 and cause the key to be stored within the tamper resistant processing environment 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Narendar M. Shankar, Erdal Paksoy, Todd Vanyo
  • Patent number: 10726151
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatus for securing personalized or sensitive information appearing in digital images. Digital images containing information to be secured is processed and divided into a plurality of image cells. At least one image cell from the plurality of image cells is selected and redacted or altered to render the information to be secured with the selected image cells indecipherable. The invention also provides methods and apparatus for transmitting or streaming unredacted image cells alone or in combination with redacted image cells for secured viewing on a user browser or computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The 41st Parameter, Inc.
    Inventors: Ori Eisen, Raz Yalov
  • Patent number: 10649372
    Abstract: A method of converting a CMYK toner printer to print with a white toner, comprising the steps: providing a CMYK toner printer; wherein the toner printer has four printing cartridges; wherein the four printing cartridges comprise a black toner printing cartridge, a cyan toner printing cartridge, a magenta toner printing cartridge, and a yellow toner printing cartridge; removing the black toner printing cartridge from the toner printer, such that there is an empty toner cartridge slot; providing a white toner printing cartridge that is filled with a white toner; installing the white toner printing cartridge into the empty toner cartridge slot; and providing raster image processor (RIP) software, such that the printer is able to incorporate the white toner into one or more images printed by the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: UI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Raymond Josiah, Joseph Dovi
  • Patent number: 10602016
    Abstract: Ability information about an authentication printing function to be transmitted from a printing apparatus to a print client is varied depending on whether a communication path between the apparatuses is encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Okazawa
  • Patent number: 10581601
    Abstract: The present invention provides a secure wireless device and a method for secure wireless communication between a secure wireless device and a mobile device using NFC. The devices have a common seed value, which may be provided to the secure wireless device by the mobile device when they are is physical contact. During contact the mobile device sends a pairing request and credentials to the secure device. After the credentials are validated, the devices are paired and can exchange encrypted messages via a suitable wireless interface such as Bluetooth, the messages being encrypted initially based on the common seed value and the encryption key being regenerated by each device after message transmission by the secure device and reception by the mobile device. The secure device stores confidential data, which can be sent in encrypted messages to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Vincent Ramoutar
  • Patent number: 10489606
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for preventing data loss associated with an image. In use, an image is identified, and it is determined whether the image includes predetermined data. In addition, an action is performed based on the determination, for preventing data loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Prasanna Ganapathi Basavapatna, Gopi Krishna Chebiyyam
  • Patent number: 10417435
    Abstract: Techniques for replacing a token with a mask value are disclosed. In an embodiment, a masking engine is implemented by a cloud application. The cloud application receives, from a client device, a request for a data value associated with a data field. The masking engine determines that a set of data stored in association with the data field corresponds to a token format. The cloud application transmits a mask value, rather than the set of data, towards the client device. In an embodiment, a masking engine is implemented by a client device and/or a data residency proxy. The masking engine receives a set of data for display at an interface of the client device. The masking engine determines that the set of data corresponds to a token format. The masking engine causes a mask value, rather than the set of data, to be displayed at the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kent Arthur Spaulding, Kenneth Joseph Meltsner
  • Patent number: 10412584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for utilizing a mobile station for the transmission of authorization information requiring verification in a telecommunication network comprising the mobile station. In the method, the information to be verified is transmitted to the mobile station, the authorization information transmitted is presented on the display of the mobile station, the authorization information presented is read from the display of the mobile station, and the authenticity of the authorization information thus read is verified. According to the invention, the authorization information is sent in a form comprising information to be presented in a graphic form, and the authorization information is presented on the display of the mobile station using a user-independent function of the mobile station in question for the presentation of graphic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures I LLC
    Inventors: Toni Komu, Petri Pohjanen, Antti Kilpela
  • Patent number: 10412060
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods, apparatuses, computer readable media and systems for providing a token service environment that allows a token requesting party (e.g. token requestor) to specify parameters for token generation for controlling and customizing the token generation process. For example, the token requesting party may specify (e.g. select from a list or provide a list of) the accounts for tokenization. The accounts may be identified by account identifiers (e.g. account numbers) or bank identification numbers (BINs). The token requesting party may also specify encryption keys for the tokens to be generated. The token requesting party may also specify additional parameters such as notification thresholds indicating when notifications associated with the tokens are to be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Prasanna L. Narayan, Karthikeyan Palanisamy, Ramji Sethuraman
  • Patent number: 10389913
    Abstract: An information management control apparatus includes a storage unit, a transmission unit, and a permission unit. The storage unit stores a job including one of a pair of keys, with which both encryption and decryption are possible, and address information. The transmission unit encrypts a user ID of a login user by using the one of the keys and transmits the encrypted user ID through a communication unit in accordance with the address information, the user having been logged in in order to issue an instruction for executing the job. The permission unit permits execution of the job, in a case in which a user ID that has been encrypted by using the other of the keys and transmitted in response to the transmission is decrypted by using the one of the keys, if the user ID is the same as the user ID of the login user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsubasa Kitai
  • Patent number: 10389671
    Abstract: A user associates a supply chain event with a personalized message. The system causes the personalized message (or a link thereto) to be sent to a recipient using a selected dissemination method when the supply chain event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: W.W. Frainger, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoffry A. Westphal
  • Patent number: 10380598
    Abstract: A method and system for tracking the status of a label. The system can include a memory with a database. The database can include an indicator of the label status. The system can additionally include a processor that operates in accordance with instructions stored in the memory. The processor can receive a request to generate a label, update the first database with an identifier that indicates the existence of the label, receive a signal indicating that a service requested by the label has been provided, and update the identifier in the first database to indicate that the requested service has been provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
    Inventors: John Gullo, Jason Hugo, Shea R. Felix, Mark J. Briganti
  • Patent number: 10372944
    Abstract: An anti-counterfeiting serialization method. The method can include receiving an input serial number, locating a seed character at a predetermined position in the input serial number, determining, based on the seed character, a first output position for an incrementing character of the input serial number, determining, based on the incrementing character, at least one second output position for at least one remaining character of the input serial number, and generating an output serial number having the incrementing character in the first output position and at least one remaining character in the at least one second output position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Chamandy, John W. Moliski
  • Patent number: 10341358
    Abstract: A method for authenticating a meter reading. The method includes obtaining a measurement representing a measured attribute of a user, analyzing the measurement to generate an authentication code, generating the meter reading based on the measurement and the authentication code, presenting, by the metering device, the meter reading to the user who alters and reports the meter reading as a reported meter reading, analyzing, by a meter reading analysis device, the reported meter reading to detect that the meter reading was altered by the user, and generating, by the meter reading analysis device and in response to the detecting, a dispatch request to dispatch a human inspector for validating the measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ITRON NETWORKED SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Juan Alemany
  • Patent number: 10331861
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for piecewise encryption of Page Description Language (PDL) print jobs. One embodiment is a method that includes receiving a Page Description Language (PDL) print job at a printer, wherein the print job includes segments of PDL content, and includes unencrypted PDL content. For each of the segments within the print job, the method includes detecting an identifier (ID) for the segment, correlating the ID with an encryption key stored at the printer, and decrypting the segment at the printer via the encryption key. The method further includes printing the print job, including each segment that has been decrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Barker Condon, Reinhard Heinrich Hohensee, Harry Reese Lewis
  • Patent number: 10325191
    Abstract: Methods and systems consistent with the present invention provide a barcode image. A client is operable to create a request for a barcode image and send the request to a server. The request comprises data to be converted to a barcode. The server is operable to receive the request from the client via a network, generate a barcode image from the data, and encode the barcode image. Thereafter, the server provides the encoded image to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Kyle M. Dixon, Stephen M. Dearing
  • Patent number: 10304107
    Abstract: A computer program product for creating personalized artwork includes an art creation server comprising a processor, a data store, and a controller comprising a data management engine, a randomization engine, and an online shopping. Each of the controller subsystems may manipulate information in the data store. The data management engine may receive and manage art objects, including both pre-set and custom versions of the following: outline shapes, design elements, and medium settings. The randomization engine may automatically generate the personalized artwork using selected art objects. The online shopping engine may process a purchase order for a good characterized by the personalized artwork. The selected art objects, the personalized artwork, and the purchase order may be added to the information included in the data store. A production device may create the good using the information in the data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Gifts For You, LLC
    Inventors: James Tuchler, Aram Avetissian
  • Patent number: 10303962
    Abstract: Methods, computer readable storage media, and systems are provided for generating machine-readable biometric data from a medical device, which may include: obtaining an image of the medical device including a display of the medical device; retrieving a reference image of a reference display corresponding to the medical device, the reference image defining a reference data field within the reference display; comparing the image to the reference image to identify a data field within the display corresponding to the reference data field within the reference display; identifying one or more alpha-numeric symbols within the data field; and converting the alpha-numeric symbols into the machine-readable biometric data. The machine-readable biometric data may be used to create a data record for a user of the medical device, and can be communicated to an Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF) database or server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ZTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Chmiel, Christopher Sheehan, Bradley Humphreys
  • Patent number: 10192299
    Abstract: During manufacture and packaging of items whose authenticity is to be verified, the items are marked with individual item characteristics, and placed in a package. A first item authentication code is determined from the individual item characteristics of the marked items. A first package authentication code is generated, and the package is marked with the first package authentication code. During item authentication in the field, an image of the package and the marked items is captured, a second package authentication code and the individual item characteristics are extracted from the captured image, the extracted individual item characteristics are processed to generate a second item authentication code, and the authenticity of the marked items is verified by matching the first and second package authentication codes and by matching the first and second item authentication codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Zortag, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Shevchenko, Michael Gouzman, Dmitri Gavrilov, Satya P. Sharma
  • Patent number: 10178084
    Abstract: Within a secure messaging environment, a determination is made that a request to send a message has been generated by a message sender. A message protection policy configured to process the message within the secure messaging environment is identified. The message protection policy specifies that, within the secure messaging environment, a secured digital certificate, other than a digital certificate of the message sender, is configured with an associated private key to digitally sign the message on behalf of the message sender. Based upon the message protection policy, a determination is made to digitally sign the message using the private key of the secured digital certificate. The message is signed on behalf of the message sender using the private key of the secured digital certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bret W. Dixon
  • Patent number: 10171453
    Abstract: Within a secure messaging environment, a determination is made that a request to send a message has been generated by a message sender. A message protection policy configured to process the message within the secure messaging environment is identified. The message protection policy specifies that, within the secure messaging environment, a secured digital certificate, other than a digital certificate of the message sender, is configured with an associated private key to digitally sign the message on behalf of the message sender. Based upon the message protection policy, a determination is made to digitally sign the message using the private key of the secured digital certificate. The message is signed on behalf of the message sender using the private key of the secured digital certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bret W. Dixon
  • Patent number: 10171965
    Abstract: In a communication system having a number of base stations and user devices, a sending user device comprising a processor and a memory is configured to generate a packet or other communication for forwarding to a receiving user device via one or more intermediary user devices of the system. The forwarding path of the communication may involve one or more of the base stations. A payment token is associated with the communication, such that at least one of the intermediary user devices can generate a payment claim based on the payment token. The payment token is independent of the particular identities of the one or more intermediary user devices of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Bjorn Markus Jakobsson, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, Levente Buttyán
  • Patent number: 10121290
    Abstract: Methods and systems using a single centralized database to manage postal accounting data are provided. The central database may interface with remote postal meters by way of one or more transient data collectors, which cache data from associated meters and transmit the data to the central database. The data collectors also validate postage accounts to the associated meters. The use of local transient data collectors allows for a single centralized database to be used without requiring data replication among databases local to each computer that manages postal meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Neopost Technologies
    Inventor: Sean Angelone
  • Patent number: 10095462
    Abstract: An interactive display for presenting an optical pattern spatially encoding an electronic voucher is described. The interactive display comprises: a display arranged to present an optical pattern; and a controller coupled to the display. The controller is arranged to (i) generate a unique code; (ii) combine the generated unique code with an electronic offer to create a new optical pattern spatially encoding an electronic voucher; and (iii) present the new optical pattern on the display in response to a renewal criterion being satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Norman G. Taylor, Jonathan S. Black
  • Patent number: 10097353
    Abstract: A user device outputs an unlock code or sends a signal that automatically unlocks a locked container housing a deliverable product when the user device authenticates the container, thereby indicating that the container has been delivered to an intended recipient. The device is associated with a user profile and stores a private key that is inaccessible except by the device. When a product order becomes associated with the user profile, a public key that pairs with the private key is encoded on a storage medium of the container. When the container is brought into proximity with the device, if the device determines that the public key encoded on the storage medium corresponds to the private key stored on the device, the device displays or audibly outputs an unlock code or sends a wireless signal that automatically unlocks the container. The container can also include sensors for detecting theft or tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ty Loren Carlson
  • Patent number: 10081314
    Abstract: Retroreflective articles comprise a substrate and a bar code provided on the substrate. The bar code comprises at least one human-readable information which provides framing information and a machine-readable information which provides variable information. The human-readable information is visible under a first condition and invisible under a second condition, and the machine-readable information is invisible under the first condition and visible under the second condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick R. Fleming, Thomas J. Dahlin
  • Patent number: 10068229
    Abstract: Included are embodiments for tokenizing sensitive data. Some embodiments of systems and/or methods are configured to receive sensitive data from a vendor, determine a token key for the vendor, and utilize a proprietary algorithm, based on the token key to generate a vendor-specific token that is associated with the sensitive data. Some embodiments include creating a token identifier that comprises data related to the token key sending the vendor-specific token and the token identifier to the vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan T. Bailey, John Romer, Chris Doyle, Jeremy Gifford, Kevin Zibart
  • Patent number: 10049192
    Abstract: A software tool and database that enables a user to view information, on the one hand, pertaining to hardware and software product inventory and usage, and, on the other hand, to license agreement information in such way that the two sets of information are correlated and associated. The tool presents inventory and usage information based on agreement criteria and/or agreement information based on inventory and usage criteria in an integrated fashion that permits the user to switch from one kind of information to the other kind in a variety of convenient ways. The main functional blocks of the software tool include a data acquisition tool, a reconciliation and association tool, and a processing/display/output tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Barritz, Peter Kassan, Per Hellberg
  • Patent number: 10015147
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods, apparatuses, computer readable media and systems for providing a token service environment that allows a token requesting party (e.g. token requestor) to specify parameters for token generation for controlling and customizing the token generation process. For example, the token requesting party may specify (e.g. select from a list or provide a list of) the accounts for tokenization. The accounts may be identified by account identifiers (e.g. account numbers) or bank identification numbers (BINs). The token requesting party may also specify encryption keys for the tokens to be generated. The token requesting party may also specify additional parameters such as notification thresholds indicating when notifications associated with the tokens are to be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Prasanna L. Narayan, Karthikeyan Palanisamy, Ramji Sethuraman
  • Patent number: 10002477
    Abstract: Electronic delivery of counterfeit-resistant documents exchangeable for value such as admission tickets, gift certificates, coupons, vouchers, etc. directly to the person who ordered the documents over an open communications network such as the Internet. A first party orders a document from a second party, and the second party electronically delivers the ordered, counterfeit-resistant document to a device designated by the first party. For example, the document may be electronically ordered using a PC, and a printer coupled to the PC may print the document. Alternatively, the electronic information may be provided to a fax, or the document ordered by telephone and electronically delivered to a PC or fax. The document may be made counterfeit resistant by assigning unique information to each document of a given type, e.g., admission tickets, and checking the uniqueness of a document prior to allowing it to be exchanged for value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Leonard Frank, Leonard Storch
  • Patent number: 10003580
    Abstract: Trust between entities participating in an upgrade or enablement/disablement process is established and, to facilitate this remotely and securely, a highly tamper resistant point of trust in the system that is being produced is used. This point of trust enables a more efficient distribution system to be used. Through either a provisioning process or at later stages, i.e. subsequent to installation, manufacture, assembly, sale, etc.; the point of trust embodied as a feature controller on the device or system being modified is given a feature set (or updated feature set) that, when validated, is used to enable or disable entire features or to activate portions of the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Certicom Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Daskalopoulos, Ashok Vadekar, David Wong, William Lattin, Daniel O'Loughlin, David R. Sequino
  • Patent number: 9948634
    Abstract: Within a secure messaging environment, a determination is made that a request to send a message has been generated by a message sender. A message protection policy configured to process the message within the secure messaging environment is identified. The message protection policy specifies that, within the secure messaging environment, a secured digital certificate, other than a digital certificate of the message sender, is configured with an associated private key to digitally sign the message on behalf of the message sender. Based upon the message protection policy, a determination is made to digitally sign the message using the private key of the secured digital certificate. The message is signed on behalf of the message sender using the private key of the secured digital certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bret W. Dixon
  • Patent number: 9948635
    Abstract: Within a secure messaging environment, a determination is made that a request to send a message has been generated by a message sender. A message protection policy configured to process the message within the secure messaging environment is identified. The message protection policy specifies that, within the secure messaging environment, a secured digital certificate, other than a digital certificate of the message sender, is configured with an associated private key to digitally sign the message on behalf of the message sender. Based upon the message protection policy, a determination is made to digitally sign the message using the private key of the secured digital certificate. The message is signed on behalf of the message sender using the private key of the secured digital certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bret W. Dixon
  • Patent number: 9881180
    Abstract: A security code input may be obfuscated from a thermal imaging device by randomly heating a random set of inputs of an input device. The security code is inputted on an input device, which communicates with a security system to grant or deny access to a user based on an entry of the security code. The input device includes a plurality of hearing elements. The input device may receive an input from the user. A random set of heating elements including one or more heating elements, are generated from the plurality of heating elements. A temperature is determined for the one or more heating elements of the random set of heating elements. The temperature is then applied to the one or more heating elements of the random set of heating elements of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Brendan Murray
  • Patent number: 9860415
    Abstract: A method for picture-based barcode encoding and decoding is provided herein. The method for picture-based barcode encoding includes: transforming an original data into an original data bitstream; performing an error correction on the original data bitstream for translating the original data bitstream into an error corrected bitstream; selecting all or part of the picture as an encoded area; calculating a data storage capacity of the encoded area; adjusting a size of the error corrected bitstream or a size of the encoded area for equalizing a data storage capacity of an encoded data bitstream and the data storage capacity of the encoded area; and adjusting a pixel value of the encoded area according to the encoded data bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION INDUSTRY
    Inventor: Yi-Chong Zeng
  • Patent number: 9836704
    Abstract: A mail processing system and method. A method includes receiving a mailing manifest that includes mailpiece identifiers. Each mailpiece identifier corresponds to an individual mailpiece in a group of mailpieces, and the mailing manifest includes a mailer identification that identifies the mailer of the group of mailpieces. The method includes processing the group of mailpieces and tracking the status of each of the mailpieces. The method includes updating the status of the mailpiece identifiers on the mailing manifest according to the tracking, and producing mail processing data. The method includes analyzing and storing the mail processing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. Carpenter, Dale E. Redford
  • Patent number: 9811723
    Abstract: A method of authenticating and/or identifying a security article including a first image includes superimposing at least partially the first image of the article with a second image. The second image may be produced by an electronic imager. The method further includes performing a relative movement between the first and second images so as to make it possible to observe an item of information relating to authentication and/or identification of the security article during the relative movement between the first and second images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ARJOWIGGINS SECURITY
    Inventors: Henri Rosset, Philippe Dietemann
  • Patent number: 9785794
    Abstract: Illustrative aspects described herein relate to data security and automatic deletion of data when specific criteria are met. Sensitive data may be protected when sent over unsecured networks or to unsecured or BYOD devices while preventing data leakage by specifying conditions under which the data is to be automatically deleted. This prevention may involve using a managed application to receive a data message from an application on a sending mobile device, such that the managed application is configure to delete the data message when the specified criteria are met. In one embodiment, the data message may include the criteria which, when met, results in the destruction of the data message, thereby allowing a sender to define the criteria. Once the data message is stored on the second mobile device, the receiving application determines whether the destruction criteria have been met. If so, the receiving application deletes the data message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Nitin Desai
  • Patent number: 9747588
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for an automated teller machine (“ATM”) currency stamper are provided. The currency stamper may be configured to mark currency retracted by the ATM. The mark may include one or more attributes of the currency. The mark may include transaction information associated with a dispensing and/or retraction of the currency. Marked currency may be stored in the ATM. Marked currency may be scanned. A scanning of marked currency may read the attributes of the currency and the transaction information included in the mark. The scanning of the marked currency may erase the mark. A value of the marked currency may be calculated. The value may be determined based on the currency attributes and transaction information included in the mark applied to the currency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kristy M. Crist, Terrelle Carswell, Jr., Eric McConnell, Rahul Puri, Devin D. Rhodes, James D. Goodwin
  • Patent number: 9747600
    Abstract: A method and system for tracking the status of a label. The system can include a memory with a database. The database can include an indicator of the label status. The system can additionally include a processor that operates in accordance with instructions stored in the memory. The processor can receive a request to generate a label, update the first database with an identifier that indicates the existence of the label, receive a signal indicating that a service requested by the label has been provided, and update the identifier in the first database to indicate that the requested service has been provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: United State Poastal Service
    Inventors: John Gullo, Jason Hugo, Shea R. Felix, Mark J. Briganti
  • Patent number: 9705917
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for document authentication. An electronic document is presented to a user. The electronic document has data representing a signed state and a current state. A disallowed difference between the signed state and the current state is detected, based on one or more rules that are associated with the electronic document. A digital signature associated with the electronic document is invalidated in response to the detecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: James D. Pravetz, Krish Chaudhury, Sunil Agrawal
  • Patent number: 9700207
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products measure health data related to a user. A time-stamped device identifier is received that uniquely identifies a communications device. A time-stamped sensor measurement is separately received. A difference in time between the time-stamped device identifier and the time-stamped sensor measurement is determined. When the difference in time is within a window of time, then the sensor measurement is associated with the device identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II, Harry R. Worstell
  • Patent number: 9697670
    Abstract: Provided is a prepayment-type watt-hour meter including: a code recognition that recognizes a code image in which information on prepayment of a charge-based amount of electric power that is to be consumed by a load is stored as coded, and that recognizes the information on the prepayment that is stored in the code image; and a control unit that measures an amount of electric power consumption by the load, and that calculates the electric bill for the measured amount of electric power, based on the information on the prepayment that is recognized by the code recognition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gwon Hwan Hong
  • Patent number: 9690766
    Abstract: A method for generating random content for applying said generated random content to a surface of an article and/or as content for a screen saver type of use may be described and disclosed. Randomized elements generated may be selected from one or more of the group comprising: logographs of an Asian alphabet, logographs of a Chinese alphabet, letters of a letter based alphabet, words from a dictionary, and the like. The article may comprise a tangible physical object capable of surface ornamentation. For example, and without limiting the scope of the present invention, the article may be selected from the group comprising: walls, canvas, paper, wall paper, vinyl, plastics, stickers, decals, fabric, textiles, upholstery, clothing, apparel, drinking glasses, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventors: Chengnan Liu, Christopher Kuhn
  • Patent number: 9646282
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a rate structuring system for determining a rate adjustment for at least one service point within a geographical area. In certain embodiments, the system comprises one or more computer processors configured to: receive service point data comprising one or more real-time observed characteristics associated with delivery of at least one package to one or more of said at least one service points within said geographical area; retrieve rate data; calculate at least one of cost data and profit data for each service point associated with said received service point data; compare said calculated cost/profit data against one or more parameters; and in response to at least a portion of said calculated data differing from said one or more parameters, generate rate adjustment instructions, said instructions being configured for implementation of an adjustment to said rate data. Associated computer program products and computer implemented methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Duane E Anderson
  • Patent number: 9628661
    Abstract: A computerized method for authenticating documents having VIZ sections, the method comprising capturing an image of a document to be authenticated from a scanner and enhancing the captured image, and using a processor for identifying and cropping a VIZ section in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: AU10TIX LIMITED
    Inventor: Guy Dolev
  • Patent number: 9626655
    Abstract: A Postal Authority regulated e-Mail messaging application is provided over a public network to a plurality of mailers and addressees using authenticated transaction records. The application transmits at least one e-Mail message through at least one e-Mail account configured for a specific class of service. The application creates transaction records relevant to the specific class of service based upon details of completed transactions. Electronic postmarks are obtained to authenticate transaction records. Authenticated transaction records are sent to the mailer. A unique identifier of an electronic postmark is embedded in the e-Mail message. The e-Mail message incorporating the unique identifier is sent to at least one addressee. Authenticated e-Mail messages and transaction records are created and protected from undetectable modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC
    Inventors: Maurice W. Haff, Christopher S. Fahey, Daniel B. Curtis, Michael J. Larson, Christopher D. Clarke