By Modifying Optical Image (e.g., Transmissive Overlay) Patents (Class 380/54)
  • Patent number: 11570180
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure enable operation authorization using a dynamic code. Embodiments includes a computing system for receiving, from an access control server, an operation authorization request to authorize an operation by an initiator, where the operation authorization request includes a user identifier associated with the operation authorization request, and a dynamic code. The computing system accesses a dynamic key embedded in a user credential associated with the user identifier and generates a recalculated dynamic code using a cryptographic algorithm and the dynamic key. The computing system authenticates the operation authorization request based on the dynamic code being equivalent to the recalculated dynamic code and returns the authentication to the access control server to authorize the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: EQUE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Fitzpatrick, Boran Car
  • Patent number: 11532195
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved system and method for using cryptography to secure computer-implemented choice mechanisms. In several preferred embodiments, a process is provided for securing participants' submissions while simultaneously providing the capability of validating their submissions. This is referred to as a random permutation. In several other preferred embodiments, a process is provided for securing participants' advance instructions while simultaneously providing the capability of validating their advance instructions. This is referred to as a secure advance instruction. Applications include voting mechanisms, school choice mechanisms, and auction mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: EFFICIENT AUCTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Komo, Lawrence M Ausubel
  • Patent number: 11524514
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method of manufacturing a tamper-proof medium for thermal printing, wherein a liquid treatment composition comprising at least one acid is deposited on a substrate which comprises a thermochromic coating layer comprising at least one halochromic leuco dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Roger Bollstrom, Gilbert Botty, Philipp Hunziker
  • Patent number: 11496469
    Abstract: A method of registering biometric information according to an embodiment includes generating a registration target biometric template based on biometric information of a user, transmitting a biometric information registration request including the registration target biometric template to a server, acquiring transaction information based on the biometric information registration request from the server through one or more communication interfaces, generating an electronic signature for the transaction information using a private key, transmitting the electronic signature for the transaction information to the server through the one or more communication interfaces, and acquiring a registration result for the registration target biometric template based on a verification result for the electronic signature from the server through the one or more communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Chul Park, Dong Yeong Kim, Kyung Joon Park, Hee Jin Park, Hyo Il Lee, Jae Hyuk Cho
  • Patent number: 11482028
    Abstract: A transformed image generation unit 32 generates a transformed image by transforming an oblique image. A target region specifying unit 36 specifies a target region indicating the target in the front image based on a feature extracted from a typical portion of a document written on a target in a sample image and a feature extracted from at least a part of the front image. A verification unit 38 determines whether a target shown in the oblique image is the same as a target shown in the front image by verifying the target region in the front image and a region in the transformed image associated with the target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Yeongnam Chae
  • Patent number: 11463751
    Abstract: A method and system for dynamically watermarking media content based on transport-stream metadata, to facilitate action by a downstream entity. An intermediary in a media-distribution path could receive a transport stream carrying media content and carrying metadata that is not watermarked in the media content. The intermediary could then obtain from the transport stream the metadata that is not watermarked in the media content and could modify the media content at least by encoding into the media content a watermark that represents the obtained metadata. And the intermediary could then output at least the modified media content for transmission to a downstream entity. The downstream entity could thus obtain from the watermark in the media content the metadata and could use the metadata to facilitate carrying out one or more useful actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Shashank C. Merchant, Benjamin J. Ropke, John S. Stavropoulos
  • Patent number: 11455405
    Abstract: One example method includes inserting a signal layer in an image, the signal layer indicating that a sensitive layer in the image is a candidate for encryption, creating a single layer archive file that includes the sensitive layer, encrypting the single layer archive file to create an encrypted layer, constructing a new image that includes the encrypted layer, inserting, in the new image, a decryptor layer that is operable to decrypt the encrypted layer, and designating the decryptor layer as an entry point of the new image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Kfir Wolfson, Jehuda Shemer, Stav Sapir, Amos Zamir, Naor Radami
  • Patent number: 11444945
    Abstract: A method of securing a computer resource against unauthorized access by authenticating user devices attempting to access the computer resource comprises determining a three-dimensional (3D) model of a virtual scene, wherein elements of the virtual scene are selected consistent with human expectations, generating a data record for the 3D model, wherein the data record includes references to pre-determined set of human expectations about the virtual scene, generating a two-dimensional (2D) image of the virtual scene, sending a challenge data structure to a user device, wherein the challenge data structure includes the 2D image, obtaining a user response representing a user-provided set of expectations about the virtual scene, determining whether the user-provided set of expectations is consistent with the pre-determined set of human expectations, and providing access to the computer resource for the user device based on whether the set of expectations is consistent with the pre-determined set of human expectati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Arkose Labs Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Michael Ford
  • Patent number: 11395048
    Abstract: A method and system for adding overtly human-perceptible supplemental audio content into a media stream to help mask audio effects of an audio watermark in the media stream. A method involves receiving a media stream that defines a sequence of audio content presentable by a content presentation device, modifying the media stream to produce a modified media stream that defines the sequence of audio content, and outputting the modified media stream for presentation by the content presentation device. The modified media stream includes an audio watermark that is machine-detectable to trigger an interactive event. Further, the act of modifying the media stream involves adding into the media stream supplemental audio content coincident with the audio watermark, to help mask the audio watermark in the modified media stream during presentation of the modified media stream by the content presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Christen V. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 11361084
    Abstract: Identifying and protecting against a computer security threat while preserving privacy of individual client devices using differential privacy for text documents. In some embodiments, a method may include receiving, at the remote server device, text documents from one or more local client devices, generating, at the remote server device, a differential privacy document vector for each of the text documents, identifying, at the remote server device, a computer security threat to a first one of the one or more local client devices using the differential privacy document vectors, and, in response to identifying the computer security threat, protecting against the computer security threat by directing performance, at the first local client device or the remote server device, of a remedial action to protect the first local client device from the computer security threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NORTONLIFELOCK INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey So, Melanie Beck, Jasjeet Dhaliwal, Andrew B. Gardner, Aleatha Parker-Wood
  • Patent number: 11361607
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved system and method for using cryptography to secure computer-implemented choice mechanisms. In several preferred embodiments, a process is provided for securing participants' submissions while simultaneously providing the capability of validating their submissions. This is referred to as a random permutation. In several other preferred embodiments, a process is provided for securing participants' advance instructions while simultaneously providing the capability of validating their advance instructions. This is referred to as a secure advance instruction. Applications include voting mechanisms, school choice mechanisms, and auction mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: EFFICIENT AUCTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Komo, Lawrence M Ausubel
  • Patent number: 11318775
    Abstract: The present disclosure refers to a method for manufacturing a secured window in an identification card. The method comprising embedding information in a transparent window of the identification card and covering the embedded information with a thermochromic layer on a first side of the transparent window. The thermochromic layer is configured to become substantially transparent when subjected to a level of heat greater than a determined threshold value. In addition the method comprises the step of covering a second side of the transparent window, opposite to the first side, with a further thermochromic layer, the further thermographic layer being configured to become substantially transparent when subjected to a level of heat greater than the determined threshold value, such that the embedded information becomes visible through the transparent window when both sides of the window are exposed to the level of heat greater than the determined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: HID Global Rastede GmbH
    Inventor: Carsten Senge
  • Patent number: 11317001
    Abstract: Disclosed is an anti-counterfeiting printed material including: a background part for analyzing a distribution of Cyan Magenta Yellow Black (C/M/Y/K) after performing first color separation of an original image into C/M/Y/K, and printing the original image as C/M/Y/K lines each having an included angle preset according to each distribution; and a latent image part formed in a first region of the background part, and printed with the number of C/M/Y/K lines in a ratio different from the number of C/M/Y/K lines of the background part according to each distribution by performing secondary color separation, into C/M/Y/K, of a second region spaced apart from the first region by a preset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA MINTING, SECURITY PRINTING ID CARD OPERATING CORP
    Inventors: Chang Jin Oh, Jong Gap Jeong, Gwang Hui Hong, Hui Seung Son, Hyeon Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 11303975
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for obfuscating variants of content segments. Variants of content segments can be used to encode an identifying sequence in a transmission of content. The duration parameter of a manifest entry can be modified by a random offset. The data size of variants of a given content segment can be equalized by adding one or more portions of data to one or more of the variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Giladi, Yasser Syed
  • Patent number: 11281416
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus, having a reader device, a communication interface, a user interface, and a controller is provided. The controller is configured to receive a job, including information indicating a destination of image data, from an information processing apparatus using one of a specific protocol and a protocol other than the specific protocol, in a case where the job is received by use of the protocol other than the specific protocol, cause the reader device to start reading the image, and in another case where the job is received by use of the specific protocol, record the information included in the job, and after recording the information, in response to receiving of an execution command, cause the reader device to start reading the image, obtain the destination of the image data from the recorded information, and transmit the image data for the image to the obtained destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryoichi Sato
  • Patent number: 11182503
    Abstract: Dynamic content redaction though the generation of redaction schemas associated with document, image, media, or other data files is described. A redaction schema can include at least one range of content in a data file to be concealed for a user, a group of users, or operating parameters of various devices, for example. When the data file is opened for display on a device, the redaction schema can be parsed to identify whether masking objects should be added to a masking layer for overlay upon or above the content displayed. The masking layer can be generated based on the redaction schema, a user of the device, or operating parameters of the device, for example. Masking objects in the masking layer can conceal one or more ranges of the content in a data file from view or based on users or operating parameters of various devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Ramani Panchapakesan, Vijaykumar Bhat, Gangadhar Nittala
  • Patent number: 11132758
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer-program products are provided for adding data to a digital video signal in a visually imperceptible manner. For example, a region of pixels can be identified in a video frame, and one or more pixel characteristics of the region of pixels can be determined. Based on the one or more pixel characteristics of the region of pixels, at least one pixel characteristic of a subset of pixels from the region of pixels can be modified in order to encode a set of data into the region of pixels. An output frame can be provided that includes the modified at least one pixel characteristics for the subset of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: INSCAPE DATA, INC.
    Inventors: W. Leo Hoarty, Zeev Neumeier
  • Patent number: 11080671
    Abstract: A method includes generating, by a computing device, a unique identifier (ID) based on copyright information associated with the textual content, wherein the copyright information and the textual content are recorded on a blockchain of a blockchain network; identifying, by the computing device, one or more attributes associated with fonts used in the textual content; and embedding, by the computing device, the unique ID in the textual content by changing the one or more attributes associated with the fonts to be representative of the unique ID, wherein the embedding produces information-embedded text enables retrieval of the copyright information from the blockchain based on the unique ID, and wherein a visual difference between the textual content and the information-embedded text is not apparent to an unaided human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhiguo Li
  • Patent number: 11082710
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer-program products are provided for adding and decoding data to a digital video signal in a visually imperceptible manner. For example, an encoded video frame can be obtained, and one or more blocks of the encoded video frame can be decoded. Binary data can be added to a subset of pixels from a set of pixels of the one or more blocks. For instance, a pixel component can be modulated to add the binary data. The one or more blocks can be re-encoded using at least one coding mode. The re-encoded one or more blocks can be added to the encoded video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INSCAPE DATA, INC.
    Inventors: W. Leo Hoarty, Kyoungsoo Moon, Brian Reed, Zeev Neumeier
  • Patent number: 11057214
    Abstract: An authentication method using visual cryptography in a smart terminal, including: receiving, from an authentication server, a key image in which a user's individual cryptography string generated by the authentication server is separated; requesting user authentication from the authentication server; after requesting the user authentication, receiving, from a camera, an encrypted image shown on a display device; extracting an encrypted area from the received encrypted image; converting the extracted encrypted area to match with the key image in size and shape and overlaying the encrypted area with the key image pre-stored in the smart terminal; displaying an authentication code shown in an area where the encrypted area is overlaid with the key image and receiving the authentication code to transmit the authentication code to the authentication server; and after transmitting the authentication code, receiving an authentication result from the authentication server to provide the authentication result to the us
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOBESMART CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang Kim
  • Patent number: 10997445
    Abstract: Facial recognition-based authentication comprises obtaining a first image of a target object, updating projection information associated with a display by a display device, obtaining a second image of the target object, the second image being an image of the target object after the projection information is updated, obtaining an image difference data based at least in part on the first image and the second image, and determining whether the target object is a virtual object based at least in part on the image difference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Junsui Lin
  • Patent number: 10957004
    Abstract: A watermark processing method including generating watermark parameters for original multimedia data; performing watermark superposition processing on the original multimedia data according to the watermark parameters to obtain first multimedia data; encoding the first multimedia data to obtain a first multimedia code stream and encapsulating the watermark parameters into the first multimedia code stream to obtain a second multimedia code stream; and sending the second multimedia code stream to a terminal device so that the terminal device performs watermark inverse superposition processing on the first multimedia data according to the watermark parameters to obtaining the original multimedia data. The watermark processing method and apparatus prevent unlicensed broadcasting and hotlinking through a watermark and meanwhile do not display the watermark at the terminal device with valid content licensing of the broadcasted content during broadcasting to avoid affecting watch experience of audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Tianruo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10936896
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a processor that acquires document image data that is generated by reading an original document and recognizes character strings that are included in the document image data through character recognition, and the processor selects, as an issuing date of the original document, date information that includes time information from among a plurality of date information pieces in a case in which the plurality of date information pieces are extracted from among the character strings. The processor distinguishes a type of the original document on the basis of the document image data and selects date information as an issuing date of the original document from among the plurality of date information pieces in accordance with the type of the original document in a case in which no date information that includes time information has not been extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kentaro Kanada
  • Patent number: 10922435
    Abstract: An image encryption method, an image viewing method, a system, and a terminal are provided. The image encryption method includes: editing an original image, saving the edited original image as a first image file; encrypting the original image to generate an encrypted data block; and, splicing the first image file with the encrypted data block to generate and save a partially-encrypted image file. The image viewing method includes: when determining that indication information used for indicating partial encryption process is carried in an image file, decrypting an encrypted data block, and displaying data of an original image obtained after decrypting successfully; herein, the partially-encrypted image file is formed by splicing the first image file and the encrypted data block, the first image file contains edited original image data, and the encrypted data block corresponds to encrypted original image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lu Chen
  • Patent number: 10896408
    Abstract: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A PUBLISHING AND SUBSCRIBING PLATFORM OF DEPOSITING NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS (hereinafter “PS-PLATFORM”) provides a negotiable instrument data publish and subscribe framework, whereby financial institutions may exchange negotiable instrument deposit data and/or validation information within the publish and subscribe framework. In one embodiment, the PS-PLATFORM may register a financial institution as a subscriber and provide financial transaction information to the financial institution based on the subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Bharat Prasad, Rickey Dale Burks, Minya Liang
  • Patent number: 10778867
    Abstract: Identifiers or references to supplemental information or content regarding images may be steganographically encoded into the images. The identifiers or references may be encoded into least significant bits or less significant bits of pixels within the image that may be selected on any basis. The identifiers or references may include alphanumeric characters, bar codes, symbols or other features. When an image is captured of an image having one or more identifiers or references steganographically encoded therein, the identifiers or references may be interpreted, and the supplemental information or content may be accessed and displayed on a computer display. In some embodiments, the supplemental information or content may identify and relate to a commercial product expressed in an image, and may include a link to one or more pages or functions for purchasing the commercial product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dushyant Goyal, Pragyana K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 10771655
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to system(s) and method(s) for transferring a document. The system receives a document comprising a set of letters, corresponding to a first area, and a set of images, corresponding to a second area. The system divides the first area into a first set of chunks and the second area into a second set of chunks. Further, the system adds a set of dummy chunks to the first set of chunks and the second set of chunks to generate a modified first set of chunks and a modified second set of chunks. Furthermore, the system rearranges position and dimensions of each chunk to generate a modified first area and a modified second area. The system generates a scrambled document based on the modified first area and the modified second area. The system further transfers the scrambled document to a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HCL Technologies Italy S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Longobardi, Giovanni Palumbo
  • Patent number: 10755252
    Abstract: A method includes generating, by a computing device, a unique identifier (ID) based on copyright information associated with the textual content, wherein the copyright information and the textual content are recorded on a blockchain of a blockchain network; identifying, by the computing device, one or more attributes associated with fonts used in the textual content; and embedding, by the computing device, the unique ID in the textual content by changing the one or more attributes associated with the fonts to be representative of the unique ID, wherein the embedding produces information-embedded text enables retrieval of the copyright information from the blockchain based on the unique ID, and wherein a visual difference between the textual content and the information-embedded text is not apparent to an unaided human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Zhiguo Li
  • Patent number: 10733434
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system and a computer program product are provided for automatically detecting redaction blocks in an image file document by analyzing the document to identify any redaction block areas and then detecting location information for each redaction block area identified in the document which may be mapped to any associated text fragments in the document based on the location information for each redaction block area and text fragment in the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith D. Cramer, Christophe Resse
  • Patent number: 10701293
    Abstract: A method for compensating for off-axis tilting of a lens relative to an image sensor in an image acquisition device comprises acquiring a set of calibrated parameters n ? ? ( n x n y n z ) corresponding to the tilting of said lens. P?x and P?y indicate a coordinate of a pixel in an acquired image. Image information is mapped from the acquired image to a lens tilt compensated image according to the formulae: P x ? = s n z ? ( n z - 1 ) ? ( ( n x 2 + n z ? ( n z - 1 ) ) ? u x + n x ? n y ? u y ) P y ? = s n z ? ( n z - 1 ) ? ( ( n y 2 + n z ? ( n z - 1 ) ) ? u y + n x ? n y ? u x ) where s comprises a scale factor given by s = n z u x ? n x + u y ? n y + n z and where ux and uy indicate the location of a pixel in the lens tilt compensated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Piotr Stec, Brian O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10657266
    Abstract: Embodiments for rendering holographic content by one or more processors are described. A security level associated with holographic content is determined. A security clearance associated with a viewer within a proximity of a holographic display is determined. The holographic content is caused to be rendered in a first mode or a second mode by the holographic display based on the determined security level associated with the holographic content and the determined security clearance associated with the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Shikhar Kwatra, Scott E. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10635786
    Abstract: A method improves information security by generating a key with which a first multimedia content is encrypted into a second multimedia content. The method generates a first representation for the first multimedia content and a second representation for the second multimedia content on a complex plane, and improves the information security by generating the key by determining a relationship between the first representation and the second representation on the complex plane such that the first multimedia content is encrypted into the second multimedia content with the relationship as the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MACAU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Zhanchuan Cai, Ting Lan
  • Patent number: 10599886
    Abstract: An embedded magnetic identification assembly includes a base component formed of a material. Also included is a plurality of elements formed in an array at a surface of the base component, wherein the plurality of elements is formed of a magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph V. Mantese, Nicholas Charles Soldner, Michael A. Klecka
  • Patent number: 10554851
    Abstract: Related are a method and system for embedding information into encoding information. The method comprises the steps of first embedding the information into an embeddable image or a virtual image using a frequency domain embedding method, and then overlaying the embeddable image or the virtual image into a printed file in need of a variable code or a fixed code using a spatial domain processing method. In this way, the information not perceived by human eyes may be embedded into the encoding information using frequency domain and spatial domain transformation, the counterfeiting difficulty is extremely large, the cost is high, and the anti-counterfeiting purpose is achieved; and furthermore, the printing cost is not increased, thereby being beneficial to wide promotion and application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dande Image Master Co., Ltd., Zhuhai
    Inventor: Lianjie Zhang
  • Patent number: 10484602
    Abstract: Approaches are described for constructing a single camera by combining an array (or other arrangement) of multiple smaller and lower resolution cameras. Each of the smaller cameras is aimed in a different direction in order to provide a wider angle and higher resolution field of view (FOV) for the resulting composite camera. Images captured by all of the cameras in the array can be stitched together using software to produce a single composite photograph. This construction method can enable the camera unit to be thinner and potentially cheaper in construction costs than an equivalent single-piece camera that has been conventionally implemented in portable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Leo B. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10467589
    Abstract: Systems and methods for profiled and focused searching of litigation information allow a user to access specific legal information for use during litigation. The user can connect to a web site and access particular information from multiple sources based on the litigation task the user wishes to accomplish One litigation task is to create a litigation profile for a target, such as a particular litigant, attorney, judge, court, or firm. In this way, the user can perform focused and task-based searching to receive information about particular filings in particular locations, made by particular entities without knowing which sources contain certain pieces of the litigation information. For example, the user can receive all documents relating to summary judgment for patent infringement filed by a particular attorney in a particular court without specifying the source of information. In one aspect, the user can also access the source(s) upon receiving the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: RELX INC.
    Inventors: Michele Vivona, Donald G. Peterson, Jeffrey Pfeifer, Kevin Stehr, David Dilenschneider, John Nash, William Hagy, Duane Wald, Ryan Sanders, Travis J. Olson
  • Patent number: 10445233
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for processing data using a main memory device and a nonvolatile secondary storage device includes a nonvolatile main memory unit, a volatile main memory unit, a determination unit that determines whether the data is designated as confidential data, and a control unit that stores the data in the volatile main memory unit if the determination unit determines that the data is designated as confidential data and stores the data in the nonvolatile main memory unit if the determination unit determines that the data is not designated as confidential data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kensuke Kato
  • Patent number: 10445687
    Abstract: In an embodiment, articles such as items are left in storage areas in a storage bank by delivery service. A delivery service selects the intended recipient from a list of intended recipients. If the intended recipient is not found on the list, information about the intended recipient (e.g. a photo of the mailing label or other information) is entered into the system, and a message having the information is left in a house account. In response, a message is received having additional information about the intended recipient, which is used to contact the intended recipient and request the intended recipient to pick up the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Luxer Corporation
    Inventor: Arik Seth Levy
  • Patent number: 10409977
    Abstract: A service receives a request from a user of a group of users to perform one or more operations requiring group authentication in order for the operations to be performed. In response, the service provides a first user of the group with an image seed and an ordering of the group of users. Each user of the group applies a transformation algorithm to the seed to create an authentication claim. The service receives this claim and determines, based at least in part on the ordering of the group of users, an ordered set of transformations, which are used to create a reference image file. If the received claim matches the reference image file, the service enables performance of the requested one or more operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Arron McClintock, Darren Ernest Canavor, George Nikolaos Stathakopoulos
  • Patent number: 10404717
    Abstract: A method for protecting data integrity through an embedded system having a main processor core and a security hardware module. The method includes the following: the main processor core generates transmit data, the security hardware module calculates a transmit message authentication code from the transmit data, the main processor core links the transmit data and the transmit message authentication code to form a transmit message, and the main processor core transmits the transmit message to a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Glas, Carsten Gebauer
  • Patent number: 10389526
    Abstract: A method for distributing a quantum digital key is described. The method comprises the use of an optical broadband source to generate an optical broadband signal. The optical broadband signal may be transmitted from a first party to a second party through an optical communication channel. The optical broadband signal may be transmitted with a low brightness, such as less than one photon/(sec-Hz), so as to be immune from passive attacks. Furthermore, a method for detecting the presence of active attackers is described. The method may comprise a coincidence measurement configured to measure the level of entanglement between an optical detection signal and an optical idler signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Zheshen Zhang, Franco N. C. Wong, Jeffrey H. Shapiro, Quntao Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10360651
    Abstract: An array of a multiplicity of ten-by-ten grids of pixels per video frame is employed to form a watermark mask. Motion of a pixel block is determined by a pseudo-random sequence from a seed value. The resulting invention embeds data as binary bits by shifting one or more color space values of a small patch of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: INSCAPE DATA, INC.
    Inventor: W. Leo Hoarty
  • Patent number: 10274677
    Abstract: A control system for controlled access to a user by means of verifying a physical element defined in an optical and low level of power context, which includes: a setup (1) for the creation of arbitrary spatial light patterns, with control of amplitude and phase; which includes: a source of light (9) which emits a Laser beam; toward a first microscope objective (11); a spatial light modulation set (2) which receives the light of the first microscope objective (11) and said spatial light modulator set (2) sends a profile modulated in amplitude and phase which form an image to a beam splitter BS (17) which divides the image into an initial CCD camera (6) and to a second microscope objective (12); a defined physical element (7) which receives the initial image from the second microscope objective (12), and transmits the image without diffracting it as a final image to a third microscope objective (13); a final CCD camera (8), that receives the final image of the third microscope objective (13) and sends it to a c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
    Inventors: Rodrigo Andres Vicencio Poblete, Cristian Camilo Mejia Cortes, Luis Esteban Alejandro Morales Inostroza, Camilo Gonzalo Cantillano Carreno, Bastian Maximiliano Real Elgueda
  • Patent number: 10200763
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a video-based interaction method, a terminal, a server, and a system, and relates to the field of information processing technologies. The method includes: acquiring an interaction instruction; acquiring multi-media data related to a video according to the interaction instruction; sending the multi-media data; receiving at least one type of interaction page matching with the multi-media data, different interaction pages corresponding to different types of interaction operations; and displaying at least one type of interaction page, and implementing a corresponding type of interaction operation according to each type of interaction page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wa Ye, Hongyang Wang, Jie Hou, Zhenyu Xu, Zhuo Tang, Rui Wang, Keren Li, Jing Zang, Bo Sun
  • Patent number: 10178088
    Abstract: A method and system has been provided in which the security of passwords in general and offline passwords in particular can be enhanced and which can enable users to be authenticated into secure network systems via network elements (NEs) in case of non-availability of centralized authentication system (CAS). The overall security of network or CAS or systems operating in isolated yet secured environment can be prevented from compromise even if the offline password is compromised. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Vijayakumar Vijayamangalam Arumugam
  • Patent number: 10164980
    Abstract: A method for sharing data from within a secure network perimeter includes providing a sharing folder associated with a first user for transferring data therefrom to destinations outside the secure perimeter. Data stored within the sharing folder is stored in a secured fashion. Semi-trusted applications are provided an ability to retrieve the secured data in a unsecured fashion for sharing of same. The semi-trusted applications are other than able to retrieve and share secured data from at least a folder other than the sharing folder in unsecured form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP HOlding Company LLC
    Inventors: Yuri Berfeld, Luis Miguel Huapaya
  • Patent number: 10134215
    Abstract: A security device for verifying an authenticity of a security document comprises an at least partially transparent substrate with a first surface and a second surface. A first pattern is arranged on the first surface. This first pattern is derivable using a first seed pattern. A second pattern is arranged on said second surface. This second pattern is derivable using the first seed pattern and using a second seed pattern. Transmittances and reflectivities of the first and second patterns are selected such that in a reflection viewing mode, only the first seed pattern is visible. In a transmission viewing mode, however, only the second seed pattern is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ORELL FUSSLI SICHERHEITSDRUCK AG
    Inventors: Sylvain Chosson, Dieter Sauter
  • Patent number: 10129228
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods for establishing a secure, authenticated connection between devices utilizing a password authenticated key exchange. A client may send an encrypted connection request message to a server via a first communication medium. The server may send the client first data token data via a first communication medium. The client may encrypt the first data token with a password-authenticated key, for example, obtained in a password authenticated key exchange with the server. The client may encrypt the first token data based at least in part on the password-authenticated key to generate a message authentication code (MAC). The client may send the MAC to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Anthony Mobarak, Rajasimman Madhivanan, Andrew Jay Roths
  • Patent number: 10089903
    Abstract: A method for secure transmission and visualization of encrypted information. A first grid of first and second element types is applied to a first medium. The types differently modify a property of light through the medium. A key defined by element distribution is determined. A second grid with different light-modifying element types is applied to a second medium. A second-grid contoured area defines an information item. Second-grid elements are distributed such that a first-grid element of the second type corresponds to a second-grid element of the first type, a first-grid element of the first type corresponds to a second-grid element of the second type outside the area, and a first-grid element of the second type corresponds to a second-grid element of the second type, and a first-grid element of the first type corresponds to a second-grid element of the first type inside the area. Grid superimposition makes the information visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SIOPTICA GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Klippstein, Uwe Schroeter, Juergen Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10082609
    Abstract: A method of marking prismatic retroreflective sheeting includes providing prismatic retroreflective sheeting having a front side and a back side, the back side having prismatic features and directing a radiation source at the back side of the prismatic retroreflective sheeting and irradiating a plurality of the prismatic features. The radiation forms a mark in the prismatic retroreflective sheeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Bruce D. Orensteen, Robert L. W. Smithson