Having Production Of Printed Copy (e.g., Printer, Typewriter) Patents (Class 380/51)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9604406
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to printing a three-dimensional (3D) article from a 3D design file describing a 3D design. A computer processor receives the design file in an encrypted format. The design file includes a design file identifier and a 3D printer identifier identifying a 3D printer capable of printing a 3D article in accordance with the design file. The processor constructs an authentication request for authenticating use of the design file with the printer and transmits the authentication request to an authentication server. The processor receives a response from the authentication server enabling printing of the article from the design file on the printer. The processor uses a decryption key included in the response to decrypt the design file including 2D contour data. The processor sends the decrypted design file to the printer associated with the printer identifier. The printer prints the article in accordance with the decrypted contour data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Grow Software Limited
    Inventors: Siavash Haroun Mahdavi, Anthony Ruto, Hooman Shayani
  • Patent number: 9602895
    Abstract: If an enclosure of a metering device is opened or vandalized, application software must determine when the metering history information became unreliable, and further notification to the utility may be desirable. Likewise, a shipping container or suitcase that has been opened or mishandled during shipping transient may be attributed to a particular location and/or handling person(s) when the time and date of the mishandling occurrence are known. A transition on a special device input from a tamper or mishandling sensor captures real-time clock/calendar (RTCC) information that provides to a software application the time and date of the detected tampering or mishandling event. This transition may also cause memory storage of the RTCC information related to the event. Thus, an integrated circuit device, for example a microcontroller or any other integrated circuit device may comprise such an RTCC and external input, and, optionally, memory storage of the RTCC event occurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stephen Bowling, Michael Simmons
  • Patent number: 9432344
    Abstract: Information objects model real-world objects or concepts that may be associated with users, such as vehicles, homes, people, animals, accounts, places, and the like. The objects have a set of associated properties, which have corresponding required protection levels indicating a level of permission that another user must have to the object in order to be able to receive and access the value of that property in the object. Objects are stored by a framework using techniques that reduce or eliminate the possibility of unauthorized access. For example, an object is durably stored in encrypted form in device storage, with the values of properties encrypted in different manners according to the different corresponding protection levels. When sharing an object with another user or other entity, the required protection levels of the object properties are respected in order to prohibit the other entity from obtaining access to unauthorized portions of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: LOW GRAVITY INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Diamond, Nathaniel R. Diamond
  • Patent number: 9432337
    Abstract: A method for generating product authentication codes comprises allocating a lot identification value and a total lot size for an order of a plurality of product authentication codes, generating the plurality of product authentication codes based upon the lot identification value and the total lot size, and updating a counter table on an authentication server with the total lot size for the order of the authentication codes. A method for authenticating product codes comprises receiving a product code from a user of a product, decrypting the product code to obtain a sequence counter number unique to the product code and comparing the decrypted sequence counter number to a table of valid sequence counter number values to determine its authenticity. If the decrypted sequence counter number is authentic, it is added to an authentication table for future reference when operating to confirm a previous authentication of the sequence counter number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: PharmaSecure, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay S. Kunin, Mihir Bellare, Nakul Pasricha
  • Patent number: 9407435
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a processor including a first core. The first core includes multi-biometric logic to output first biometric data wi (i=1 to n, n?2), each wi determined based on a corresponding one of first biometric input Mi (i=1 to n, n?2) received during a first time period. The apparatus also includes setup logic to transform a cryptographic key k via a transformation that uses the first biometric data wi, where transformation of the cryptographic key k results in output of helper data hi (i=1 to n). Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jiangtao Li, Jesse Walker
  • Patent number: 9342741
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method includes: capturing an image of a financial document using a camera of a mobile device; performing optical character recognition (OCR) on the image of the financial document; extracting an identifier of the financial document from the image based at least in part on the OCR; associating the image of the financial document with metadata descriptive of one or more of the financial document and financial information relating to the financial document; and storing the image of the financial document and the associated metadata to a memory of the mobile device. Exemplary systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson
  • Patent number: 9338011
    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: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: James D. Pravetz, Krish Chaudhury, Sunil Agrawal
  • Patent number: 9262793
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems and computer program products facilitate embedding and extraction of transactional watermarks into and from a video content. One such method includes selecting a first number of frames from a video content and performing temporal and a spatial psychovisual analysis on the selected frames. For each selected frame, at least one area for insertion of watermarks is identified. A first and a second watermark symbol is embedded separately in the identified area(s), and the embedded frames are re-encoded to obtain a first and a second alternative data. An inserter manifest is formed that includes the first and the second alternative data to enable insertion of a watermark into the video content by selecting one or the other of the first and second alternative data for insertion into the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Verance Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Zhao, Guillaume Mercier
  • Patent number: 9232394
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method and technique for caller authentication is disclosed. The method includes: responsive to initiation of a telephone call by a caller from a first telephone unit to a second telephone unit, retrieving an identification object comprising identification information corresponding to the caller; encrypting the identification object using an encryption key stored on the first telephone unit; and transmitting, as part of the telephone call, the encrypted caller identification object to a telephone network destined for the second telephone unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vinicio Bombacino, Antonio Di Cocco, Leonardo Lanni, Andrea Tortosa
  • Patent number: 9189696
    Abstract: A recording device and a control method for a recording device improve the accuracy of reading MICR information while also shortening the time required for recording media processing. A dot impact printer 10 has a magnetic head 34 that magnetically reads MICR information recorded on a recording medium S, a recording head 18 that is mounted on a different carriage than the magnetic head 34 and records images on the recording medium S, and a back scanner 112 that optically reads MICR information recorded on the recording medium S, disposed sequentially to the transportation path P of the recording medium S. When reading the MICR information by means of the magnetic head 34 does not succeed, the recording medium S is conveyed to the back scanner 112, the MICR information is read by the back scanner 112, the reading results are compared, and the MICR information is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro Imae, Masashi Fujikawa, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Morimichi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9147223
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and device for localized blind watermark generation and detection. The method for localized blind watermark generation may include: generating an N-dimensional pseudorandom initial sequence according to a preset key, and generating a 2N-dimensional sequence by inverting the initial sequence bit by bit and appending the inverted sequence to the initial sequence; and extracting the first 2N coefficients of a feature point of an image to form a coefficient sequence, and acquiring a parity of a bit of the coefficient sequence according to a parity of a corresponding bit of the 2N-dimensional sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Xiaowei Guo, Kai Li
  • Patent number: 9117247
    Abstract: Tax data, e.g., Form W2 data, is encoded as a two-dimensional machine readable representation, such as a QR CODE. Certain tax data is encoded as segments of a QR CODE, and a tax form generated by an employer or payroll processing service and provided to an employee or user includes the QR CODE representing certain W-2 or other tax data. An image of the QR CODE is acquired using a camera of a mobile communication device or computer or other image capture device. When using a Smartphone, a tax preparation application executing on the Smartphone decodes the QR CODE image to determine the tax data, and populates fields of an electronic tax return with decoded data, thus allowing a consumer to prepare an electronic tax return using a mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Lieberman, Ryan M. Steckler, David M. Kanter, Justin C. Marr
  • Patent number: 9096089
    Abstract: To make it possible to easily and accurately form a cutout indicative of the presence of a code in printed matter. An apparatus according to the present invention includes a unit configured to determine a position of attachment of a code including voice information in an image and an attaching unit configured to attach a mark in a position based on the determined position of code attachment in the image, wherein the mark indicates a position to be cut out from a sheet, on a side of which the image and the attached mark are to be printed and a cutout caused by the cutting indicates a position of code attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akiko Tokumaru
  • Patent number: 9094195
    Abstract: Methods and systems for protecting de-duplication repositories against a malicious attack are disclosed. One method receives at least one block of data to store in a data storage system. A de-duplication engine comprising a secret key is utilized to generate a secret key hash of the at least one block of data. A comparison of the secret key hash of the at least one block of data with a secret key hash table of previously stored data on the data storage system to identify duplicated data, the secret key hash comparing protecting the data storage system against a malicious attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Leppard, Alan Kennington
  • Patent number: 9081988
    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: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: AU10TIX LIMITED
    Inventor: Guy Dolev
  • Patent number: 9077914
    Abstract: This invention can generate printed matter on which a multi-valued discrimination image of three values or more cannot be visually confirmed under ordinary light but can be visually confirmed via an infrared camera under infrared light. To this end, a holding unit holds items of color information C1, C2, and C3 each indicating usage amounts of printing materials of three types, used by a printing apparatus, which have a color difference under visible light not more than a pre-set threshold, and which have different infrared light ray absorption rates. When a latent image generating unit generates infrared light ray latent image data of three tones, a discrimination image data generating unit decides one color information item Ci (1?i?3) held by the holding unit, and outputs the decided Ci to an output unit which outputs the received pixel values to the printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Harada, Junichi Hayashi, Masanori Yokoi
  • Patent number: 9076140
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for embedding an image during a transaction at a point-of-sale system. The method may include obtaining a first digital image coded to display a call to action and a placeholder occupying a specific position with respect to the call to action. A computer system associated with the point-of-sale system may interpret the first digital image to collect data identifying the specific position of the placeholder. The computer system may obtain a two-dimensional barcode encoded with a transaction identification unique to the transaction. Using the collected data, the computer system may generate a third digital image coded to display the call to action and the two-dimensional barcode. The two-dimensional barcode may occupy the specific position with respect to the call to action. The point-of-sale system may display the third digital image to a customer associated with the transaction via a receipt, a customer-facing screen, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Stuart Argue, Anthony Emile Marcar
  • Patent number: 9031330
    Abstract: This invention provides an instantaneous method for a user or traveler to obtain a meaning of a symbol that is unfamiliar to said user. The symbol is captured in a format that is easily transmitted to a remote database server. Together with the symbol, the GPS coordinates of the location of the symbol must be sent to the server. The server performs an image matching search, and then uses the location information (GPS) to resolve multiple matches and to determine the meaning of the symbol and instantaneously transmits in the language of their choice the meaning to the user requesting the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Eugene S. Evanitsky
  • Patent number: 8948383
    Abstract: A printing system is provided with a terminal sending print data; a printer performing printing based on the print data; and a transfer device transferring the print data to the printer responding to a request from the printer. The terminal includes a transmission portion configured to, when communication with the transfer device is possible, send the print data to the transfer device, and configured to, when the communication is impossible, send the print data in association with a command for authentication print to the printer without via the transfer device. The printer includes a requesting portion configured to, when user authentication of a user of the terminal is successful, request the print data from the transfer device, and a printing portion configured to, when the user authentication is successful, perform the printing based on the print data received from the transfer device or the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Mano
  • Patent number: 8874910
    Abstract: The present invention provides an encryption method in which the encryption device stores data to be encrypted received via the input/output interface in its own memory, converts the data to be encrypted in the memory into a format required by the output device and transmits the converted data to the output device via the management interface, and the output device outputs the received information. The present invention also provides an encryption device for implementing the above method. The encryption device determines whether confirmation information has been received from a management interface, encrypts the data to be encrypted in the memory if the answer is positive, while performs no encryption or prompting to input correct confirmation information if the answer is negative. With the present invention, the user is allowed to view the contents to be actually encrypted, thereby avoiding such a case as signature counterfeiting or tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Legend Holdings Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Yonghua Liu
  • Patent number: 8848908
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether secret information that should not be transmitted to a web server is contained in an HTML file provided by a web server. A web browser does not transmit the secret information determined by the determination unit to the web server. A job control unit executes a device function using the secret information that is not transmitted to the web server according to determination by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kousuke Nakashima