Having Production Of Printed Copy (e.g., Printer, Typewriter) Patents (Class 380/51)
  • Patent number: 11543939
    Abstract: A system to provide users with a means for accessing media content directly, by performing operations that include: causing display of a media item within a graphical user interface at a client device, the graphical user interface including a set of graphical elements; receiving a selection of a graphical element from among the set of graphical elements within the graphical user interface; generating a reference to the media item based on the selection of the graphical element; encoding a matrix barcode with the reference to the media item; and generating a presentation of the media item that includes a display of the matrix barcode at a position within the media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Christie Marie Heikkinen, Celia Nicole Mourkogiannis, David Phillip Taitz
  • Patent number: 11379854
    Abstract: Manufactured goods are marked or labeled with a secure unique identifier. A central checking centre allows users to verify the authenticity of a particular good such as a cigarette pack or carton via any convenient interface such as the internet or a cell phone. A system of secret sharing allows secure authentication of each item and prevents code breaking or misuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PHILIP MORRIS USA INC.
    Inventors: Alain Sager, Philippe Chatelain, Erwan Fradet
  • Patent number: 11373001
    Abstract: A screen capturing method comprising: providing an application configured to display an application screen comprising a plurality of display objects to a user of a user device, wherein a subset of the display objects is associated with information to be masked, and wherein at least one of the display objects of the subset is located at different locations in at least two different layouts of the application screen; receiving a request to obtain a centralized managed list comprising one or more records including information characterizing the subset; and sending the centralized managed list to the user device, thereby enabling the user device to determine a location of the subset and to generate at least one screen capture of the application screen in which the subset of the display objects associated with the information to be masked is masked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Glassbox Ltd.
    Inventors: Eliav Atoun, Oleg Bezrudny
  • Patent number: 11335214
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for encrypting and decrypting data using visually encoded ciphertext. The method includes selecting, using a graphical user interface coupled to an electronic device, one or more portions of a document to be encrypted, visually encoding the selected one or more portions of the document, generating a visual representation, wherein the visual representation corresponds to encrypted content, and replacing the selected one or more portions of the document with the visual representation. The method further includes displaying, to the user, the visual representation, capturing the visual representation using one or more cameras, decoding the visual representation, obtaining the encrypted content, and decrypting the encrypted content, generating decrypted content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Andrea G. Forte, Vishal K. Singh
  • Patent number: 11328237
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to establishing commodity traceability across supplier, manufacturer, and customer processes via end-to-end commodity marking traceability. A manufacturer receives incoming material, such as an industry standard commodity, from a supplier and authenticates a marking affixed to the incoming material. After authenticating the supplier's marking for the incoming material, a second marking is affixed to the incoming material. The commodity is converted at manufacturing into a finished product and associated with finished product data. The supplier's marking and the manufacturer's markings for the incoming material are related, and the relationship is related to the finished product data. The stored and maintained relationships supports integration of the first marking data and the second marking data with product data, and supports end-to-end commodity marking traceability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: David T. Bennington, JiXiong Chen, Thomas S. Mazzeo, JunWu Sun
  • Patent number: 11303449
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for validation at an application server are described. The application server may validate a user device utilizing a public-private key pair, and may refrain from establishing a database connection until the user device is validated. For example, the application server may transmit a private key and a public key identifier to the user device. When the application server receives a session establishment message that is based on a private key and that contains the public key identifier, the application server may determine the public key of the public-private key pair based on the identifier. The application server may validate that the session establishment message is received from the user device based on the private key and the determined public key. Based on this validation procedure, the application server may establish a database connection with a database, granting the validated user device access to requested data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Prasad Peddada
  • Patent number: 11283942
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes: a display; a user interface; a memory; a network interface; and a controller, the controller performs performing a deciding processing of deciding the display mode of instructions objects corresponding to the external instructions specified in the first specifying processing, based on attribute information; performing a display control processing of controlling the display to display a selection screen including instructions objects having the display mode decided in the deciding processing; performing a first receiving processing of receiving a user operation of selecting an object included in the selection screen, via the user interface; performing, in response to the operation of selecting a instructions object in the first receiving processing, an activation processing of activating an external instructions corresponding to the selected object; performing an designation information acquiring processing of acquiring designation information from the external instructions activa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 11182838
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method creates personalized artwork, including word clouds, for making personalized goods. The system may include an art creation server, a data store, and a controller with a plurality of subsystems. Each of the plurality of subsystems is configured to manipulate data included in the data store. A data management engine is configured to receive a plurality of art objects. A randomization engine is configured to automatically generate personalized artwork by selectively layering a subset of the plurality of art objects. The randomization engine is also configured to automatically generate a rendering of the personalized artwork that can be edited by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: GIFTS FOR YOU, LLC
    Inventors: James Tuchler, Aram Avetissian
  • Patent number: 11171775
    Abstract: A method for distributing data to a computing device using device level authentication includes: storing, in a memory of a computing device, a single use key encrypted with a first encryption, a server public key, and device data; generating a key pair comprising a device private key and a corresponding device public key; wrapping the device public key using the server public key; transmitting at least the device data, wrapped device public key, and the single use key encrypted with the first encryption to a server; receiving the single use key encrypted with a second encryption from the server; and executing a query on the memory to insert the received single use key encrypted with the second encryption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Abhinava Srivastava, Sapankumar K. Mandloi
  • Patent number: 11127001
    Abstract: In some embodiments, fast and secure communication can be achieved (e.g., in a fueling environment payment system) with systems and methods that validate an authentication request based on one or more pre-validated cryptographic keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems LLC
    Inventors: Weiming Tang, James Matthew Brewer
  • Patent number: 11093949
    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: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
    Inventors: John Gullo, Jason Hugo, Shea R. Felix, Mark J. Briganti
  • Patent number: 11080719
    Abstract: Manufactured goods are marked or labelled with a secure unique identifier. A central checking centre allows users to verify the authenticity of a particular good such as a cigarette pack or carton via any convenient interface such as the internet or a cell phone. A system of secret sharing allows secure authentication of each item and prevents code breaking or misuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Sager, Philippe Chatelain, Erwan Fradet
  • Patent number: 11037151
    Abstract: A postage evidencing system for tracking postage amounts for multiple users comprising at least two register set partitions is disclosed. Each of the partitions includes an ascending register holding a number representing a value of postage that can be evidenced by the device, a descending register holding a number representing a value of postage that has been previously evidenced by the device, and an identification representing a source of mail pieces that are evidenced with postage from the partition. A security module limits access to the partitions and registers. The identifier for a selected partition is printed on mail pieces as part of an Information Based Indicia (IBI) to identify the source of the mail pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Stamps.com Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Ogg, Keith Bussell
  • Patent number: 11037223
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a web-based postage transaction may be facilitated. In some embodiments, an applet embedded on a web page may be provided to a client computer in response to the client computer accessing the web page. A request related to a postage transaction may be received from the client computer. In response to the request, a validation check may be performed by providing a validation token to the embedded applet at the client computer to be validated by the embedded applet. Based on a determination by the embedded applet at the client computer that the validation token is valid, the embedded applet at the client computer is configured to execute at least a part of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: PSI Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Davey, Patrick Sean Farry
  • Patent number: 10944888
    Abstract: A system of devices receives and stores documents based on confidential information redacted from the documents. An electronic document is analyzed to identify character blocks having confidential information. The confidential information can be in different formats within the document. Redaction rules are applied to the character blocks to identify confidential categories for the confidential information within the blocks. The confidential information is redacted based on the rules such that the confidential information is removed from the document. A new electronic document is generated with the information redacted such that it is not viewable or printable. The two documents with different levels of confidential information is then stored on separate devices within the system. The documents may be made available within the system according to authentication codes for the documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Samantha Tong
  • Patent number: 10897354
    Abstract: A method for network-connected tool operation with user anonymity includes generating a first cryptographic key that is stored in a memory in the power tool, generating a first encrypted serial number for the power tool based on an output of an encryption function using the first cryptographic key applied to a non-encrypted serial number for the power tool stored in the memory, and generating usage data based on data received from at least one sensor in the power tool during operation of the power tool. The method further includes transmitting the usage data in association only with the first encrypted serial number from the power tool to a maintenance system to enable usage data collection that prevents identification of the power tool as being associated with the usage data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Xinxin Fan, Jorge Guajardo Merchan, Daniel Vesenmaier
  • Patent number: 10803463
    Abstract: A system for authorizing a transaction includes one or more processors, and a memory storing instructions. When executed by the one or more processors, the instructions cause the system to perform operations including: receiving a configuration request associated with a financial service account via a web interface; setting a limitation in accordance with the configuration request; and generating a graphic indicium or a card number as a token for authorizing a transaction, associated with the financial service account, which satisfies the limitation in accordance with the configuration request. The token is configured to be printed on a substrate or loaded into an electronic payment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Eric K. Barnum, Anthony P. Reynolds
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: RE48541
    Abstract: A device for identification and authentication of a remote user connecting to a service over a network includes a cryptographic processor and at least one cryptographic key and storage means, additional processing means and interface means to generate and transmit a unique authentication code as emulated keystrokes through a standard input, means of a client terminal. The code may be transmitted only by an explicit command of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YUBICO AB
    Inventors: Jakob Ehrensvärd, Stina Ehrensvärd