Personal Security, Identity, Or Safety Patents (Class 705/325)
  • Patent number: 11562007
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, an automated system engineers customized feature vectors from geospatial information system (GIS) metadata. The system may include computing systems and devices for extracting metadata for GIS features located within a predetermined distance of a property from a GIS map file and storing the extracted GIS features within a feature vector. The system can augment each of the extracted GIS features with amplifying data features extracted from external data sources. The system can calculate a distance between the property and each extracted GIS feature, which establishes a relationship between the property and each GIS feature and associated amplifying data features. Amounts of correlation between each of the extracted GIS features and associated amplifying data features within the feature vector and a market assessment of the property location can be identified using a data model trained with a data set customized to characteristics of the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
    Inventors: Yuang Tang, Fabio Quijada, Jianglong Li
  • Patent number: 11528153
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprising: establishing, by an operation device, a wireless communication with a remote device; authenticating, by the operation device, the wireless communication with the remote device; receiving, at the operation device, a first command to perform a first operation; establishing a first maximum delay period using an estimated time delay, wherein the estimated time delay comprises an authentication delay, an encryption delay, or a combination thereof; determining, by the operation device, that the first command is received within a first maximum delay period; performing, by the operation device, the first operation; receiving, at the operation device, a second command to perform a second operation; establishing a second maximum delay period using the estimated time delay; determining, by the operation device, that the second command is received within a second maximum delay period; and performing, by the operation device, the second operation instructed in the second command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: VOUCH.IO LLC
    Inventors: Kristof Sajdak, Thomas Anthony Maley
  • Patent number: 11509662
    Abstract: Techniques process an access management permission. Such techniques involve: receiving, from a client, a first request for obtaining an access management permission of a file. The techniques further involve: obtaining a current score of the file, wherein the current score indicates a probability of receiving, after the access management permission is assigned to the client, a second request conflicting with the first request. The techniques further involve: assigning the access management permission to the client if it is determined that the current score is greater than or equal to a threshold score. Such techniques alleviate the need to assign, to a client, the access management permission of a file with a high probability of an access conflict, thus enhancing the performance of the server as well as the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Changxu Jiang
  • Patent number: 11508189
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving, by an accident processing node, an accident report from a transport, determining, by an accident processing node, a time and location parameters of the accident based on the report, querying, by an accident processing node, transport profiles on a storage based on the time and location parameters, and responsive to the transport profiles containing data corresponding to the time and location parameters, sending a request to access the transport profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Neil Dutta, Anil Nagpal
  • Patent number: 11507738
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically applying changed templates across user-facing applications are disclosed. A system may include at least one processor configured to store a customized template in a repository and integrate the customized template into the user-facing applications, wherein the integrated customized template enables tailoring of data associated with the user-facing applications into which the template is integrated. The processor may update the customized template, push the updated customized template to user-facing applications in which the customized template was integrated, and enable, via the pushed update, a simultaneous change in tailoring of data within each of the user-facing applications in which the customized template was integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: MONDAY.COM
    Inventors: Daniel Lereya, Aviram Marom
  • Patent number: 11495069
    Abstract: A method of requesting a lock-event utilizing a regional lock-state system is configured to request a lock-event by sending a lock-event request from a mobile device to a control arrangement. Upon receipt, the lock-event request is recorded by the control arrangement. An administrator notification is then sent to an administrator device for alerting an administrator. The lock-event command is initiated by the administrator via the administrator device. A lock event directive is then sent to the mobile device. Upon receipt, a lock-event command is sent from the mobile device to a lock assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Kuenzi, Jonah J. Harkema, Smita Menon
  • Patent number: 11481772
    Abstract: A mobile device presents representations of payment accepting unit events on a display, by identifying a payment accepting unit that is available to accept payment from a mobile payment application executing on the mobile device, displaying a visual indication of the payment accepting unit and accepting user input to receive selection of the payment accepting unit and trigger payment, establishing a wireless communication path including the mobile device and the payment accepting unit, enabling user interaction with the user interface to complete the transaction, exchanging information with the available payment accepting unit via the one or more radio transceivers in conjunction with the transaction, and displaying an updated user interface of the mobile payment application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: PAYRANGE INC.
    Inventor: Paresh K. Patel
  • Patent number: 11463509
    Abstract: A computing system comprises a controller configured to detect a reassignment input to reassign all computing resources from a source server farm to a target server farm, a resource capacity reassignment component configured to incrementally reassign all of the computing resources from the source server farm to the target server farm, in a plurality of fixed increments, and a database move component configured to, after reassigning each fixed increment of the computing resources to the target server farm, move a set of databases, corresponding to a previously reassigned fixed increment of computing resources, from the source server farm to the target server farm, for servicing at the target server farm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley S. Smith, Kalyan K. Kona, Sundaravadivelan Paranthaman, Ankur Jauhari
  • Patent number: 11457024
    Abstract: Embodiments described include a computing device for generating risk scores of network entities. The computing device can include one or more processors configured to detect a plurality of risk indicators. Each of the risk indicators identify one of a plurality of activities of a network entity of an organization. The network entity includes a device, an application or a user in the organization's network. The one or more processors can generate a risk score of the network entity, by combining a risk value, an amplification factor and a dampening factor of each of the plurality of risk indicators, and adding an adjustment value for the plurality of risk indicators. The one or more processors can determine, using the generated risk score, a normalized risk score of the network entity. The one or more processors can initiate an action according to the normalized risk score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rishabh Bindal, Nastaran Baradaran
  • Patent number: 11386515
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described, and an example system includes, in association with an intermediate, a server and a validation module on the server. The server receives a communication from a mobile device, carrying a customs information. The validation module performs a validation on the customs information and in association with an affirmative validation outcome stores the customs information as a validated information. Upon an occurrence, optionally an event and optionally a time, the validation module sends the validated information to an authorization authority server for vetting. The intermediate server receives an electronic receipt from the authorization authority server, the receipt including an indication of a result of the vetting, and communicates, via the network, the receipt to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventor: David Maher
  • Patent number: 11379940
    Abstract: A system and method of this disclosure identifies and prioritizes utility services infrastructure assets and other structures located within a selected service territory that may be potentially impacted by a natural hazard event. The method dynamically displays a map on a graphical user interface, the map containing virtual representations of the utility services infrastructure assets, the non-utility services structures, and a magnitude of the natural hazard event in relation to those assets and structures. Using one of more predetermined rules, a prioritized list of the utility services infrastructure assets that should be inspected within the selected service territory may be dynamically generated. The predetermined rules may include a likelihood of damage and a consequence severity such as, but not limited to, effect on service or public health or safety. Users may be automatically notified when a magnitude of the event is at least as great as a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: One Gas, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin D. Schoonover
  • Patent number: 11348152
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods to create apparel and other goods that provide embedded verification of a transferrable non-fungible token (“NFT”). For instance, a system may identify a good with a visualization of an NFT artifact, and a tag that is encoded with a unique network identifier. The system may obtain data for a profile of a user that purchases the good, may link the data from the profile of the user to the unique network identifier, may record the user as an owner of a NFT created for the NFT artifact on a blockchain, and may link the NFT to the unique network identifier. The system may present a website that is dynamically populated with the data from the profile and ownership information recorded with the NFT on the blockchain in response to a request from a device that reads the unique network identifier from the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Offstage Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Danny Davis
  • Patent number: 11348122
    Abstract: A method of using browsing activity to identify fraudulent online or virtual applications includes receiving a virtual application over one or more radio frequency links, determining an applicant name on the virtual application, determining an IP address of a source computer from which the virtual application originated, determining an online browsing or search history associated with the IP address, determining whether the online browsing or search history indicates recent Internet searches for the applicant name, and, in response to determining that the online browsing or search history does indicate recent Internet searches for the applicant name, flagging the virtual application as fraudulent and generating an electronic alert indicating that the virtual application is fraudulent to facilitate identifying fraudulent virtual applications for goods or services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Timothy Kramme, Elizabeth A. Flowers, Reena Batra, Miriam Valero, Puneit Dua, Shanna L. Phillips, Russell Ruestman, Bradley A. Craig
  • Patent number: 11343238
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented method for verifying a user identity, including: receiving, from a user device, authentication data for a user, the authentication data including an account identifier corresponding to an account with a first issuer institution; generating, with at least one processor and based at least partially on the authentication data, a passcode; communicating the passcode to the user device or a second device associated with the user; receiving, with at least one processor, a verification request comprising the passcode; and verifying, with at least one processor, an identity of the user based on validating the passcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Abhishek Ravi, Wei Ying Yap, Francois Hribovsek, Kok Seng Chew
  • Patent number: 11314881
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to efficiently update account profiles based on a predicted likelihood of use, including by ranking the account profiles according to the likelihood of use. The disclosed system can considerably improve the processing time to update account profiles with the most recent information available, including new access requests. An authentication platform receives a plurality of new access requests, including request data and account identifiers associated with account profiles. The request data is transmitted to a prediction engine that determines a ranking of the account identifiers based on a predicted likelihood of use during a next time interval. A profile batch scheduler retrieves a first set of access requests based on the ranking. The system updates a first set of account profiles based on the ranking, and stores the updated account profiles for use by the authentication platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Hongqin Song, Yu Gu
  • Patent number: 11288761
    Abstract: A computerized system for verifiably that individual is associated with an event comprising: a computer system in communication with an immutable storage; a set of computer readable instructions included in the computer system configured for: creating a first event record using a first data capture device wherein the first event record includes a first location, a first time and a first set of metadata wherein the first set of metadata includes a first digital representation of an individual, creating a subsequent event record using a second data capture device wherein the subsequent event record includes a second location, a second time and a second set of metadata wherein the second set of metadata includes a subsequent digital representation of a second individual; and, determining a timespan between the first time and the second time and determining if the timespan is consistent with the individual traveling from the first location to the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SCIENTIA POTENTIA EST., LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Blackburn, Justin Southward, W. Kurt Taylor, Karl David, Austi Critchfield, Michael Lu, Tim McVicker
  • Patent number: 11283806
    Abstract: A security system executing on an intelligent assistant is provided. A computing device receives communicated data from a user within a threshold level of proximity of an intelligent assistant. A computing device determines an identity of the user based, in part, on the communicated data. Responsive to a computing device (i) analyzing the communicated data and (ii) a history of interactions between the user and an authorized user of the intelligent assistant, the one or more processors generate a predicted response of the authorized user to the communicated data. A computing data communicated the predicted response to the user via the intelligent assistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ciano, Randa Salem, Armando Panniello, Damiano Vesperini, Davide Di Meco
  • Patent number: 11243976
    Abstract: A system and computerized method for monitoring and analyzing animal related data. In one embodiment, the system includes a processor and memory operable to identify a parameter related to animal management for species in a biological environment, aggregate animal related data from different sources about the parameter of the species, identify a baseline for the parameter, correlate the animal related data against the baseline to obtain correlated data, and analyze said correlated data to assess said animal management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Tammy Beckham, Matthew Coats, John Korslund, Michelle Colby, James Wall, Keith Biggers, Melissa Berquist, Austin Riddle, Paul Bilnoski, Derek Overby, Graham Booker, Lindsey Holmstrom
  • Patent number: 11228795
    Abstract: In an anonymous matching system, a demand-side service platform (DSP) may select segments to populate a target audience. A data warehouse platform and a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) platform ingest address lists, eliminate personally identifiable information (PII) from the address lists, and process the de-identified addresses to generate deterministic unique anonymous household identifiers (UHIDs). Households may be selected, for example, at the DSP's direction, to form a query request without exposing the PII. In response to the query request, the MVPD platform determines a matching UHID and includes a matching household attribute, such as an IP address or the like, in a query response without exposing the PII.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Kent Tseng, Wael Sabra, William Feininger, Jeff Dittus
  • Patent number: 11210501
    Abstract: In a system for video data capture and sharing client devices may include one or more video cameras and sensors to capture video data and to generate associated metadata. A cloud-based component may receive metadata from the client devices and requests for sharing video data captured by other client devices. The system can be used to implement a ridesharing method to connect a rider to a driver. Information about the driver and rider is accessed when a driver accepts a ridesharing request. Camera devices in the pickup area can detect the license plate of the driver's vehicle to confirm its arrival and a client device in the vehicle can facially recognize the driver at the wheel. Similarly, the location of the rider in the pickup area can be verified, for example through a face recognition scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: XIRGO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Hodge, Nathan Ackerman, Jean-Paul Labrosse, Phillip Lucas Williams, Scott Lindsay Sullivan, Jason Matthew Alderman
  • Patent number: 11159568
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media are shown for reducing the vulnerability of user accounts to attack that involve creating a rule for a user account that includes a permitted parameter corresponding to a user account activity property, monitoring the account activity of the user account. If it is determined that account activity property is inconsistent with the permitted parameter, then the user account is disabled. An example of a permitted parameter is a permitted time period, such as a start time, an end time, a recurrence definition, a days of the week definition, a start date, an end date, and a number of occurrences definition. Other examples are a physical parameter, such as a permitted geographic location, device, or network, or a permitted usage parameter, such as a permitted application, data access, or domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Moshe Israel, Ben Kliger, Royi Ronen
  • Patent number: 11138612
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a system and method for consumers to identify articles at a place of sales before purchasing, which are high in security level, low in cost, mobile, high in availability and easy to use. The system and the method are based upon capture of the physical and logic features of a security label containing at least two security tracers applied to an article, and also upon local or remote processing, and at least one of the tracers comprises an invisible energy response material. The identification operation can be performed in a special and offline way by any system of registered consumers through a mobile communication device that has an image capture component and is combined with other particular functions of system software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: YPB Group Limited
    Inventors: Anthony J. Dunlop, David Kinsman, John M. N. Houston
  • Patent number: 11129010
    Abstract: An emergency management system having a downloadable cloud base website that assists in the management of an emergency event. Based upon an emergency notification from a first responder, the website sends an initial emergency notification to primary parties. Based upon the type of emergency, a second emergency notification is sent to secondary parties. A two-way communication system is activated between the secondary parties and at least one of the primary parties known as an administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Retrac, Inc.
    Inventor: Paula Wickham
  • Patent number: 11069370
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a tampering and identifying a location of a digital recording are provided. A frequency sequence and a phase angle sequence may be extracted from the digital recording. A portion of the frequency sequence may be matched to one of a plurality of reference frequency sequences, and a portion of the phase angle sequence may be matched to one of a plurality of reference phase angle sequences. Tampering of the digital recording may be detected when the frequency and phase sequences differ from the matched reference sequences. Moreover, a noise sequence may be extracted from the extracted frequency sequence. A location of the digital recording may be identified by matching the noise sequence to one of a plurality of noise sequences of the plurality of reference frequency sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Jidong Chai, Yilu Liu, Jiecheng Zhao, Wenxuan Yao, Thomas J. King
  • Patent number: 11005862
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods executing a security server that perform various processes using alert elements containing various data fields indicating threats of fraud or attempts to penetrate an enterprise network. Using alert elements, the security server generate integrated alerts that are associated with customers of the system and assign a risk score for the integrated alerts, which the security server uses to store and sort the integrated alerts according to a priority, based on the relative risk scores. Analyst computers may query and fetch integrated alerts from an integrate alert database, and then present the integrate alerts to be addressed by an analyst according to the priority level of the respective integrated alerts. This allows to ensure that the right customer, is worked by the right analyst, at the right time, to maximize fraud prevention and minimize customer impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Jansey Comeaux, Michael Scott McQuarrie, Gregory Sansone, Veronica Santiago
  • Patent number: 11003880
    Abstract: A method and system for contact tracing and alerting anonymously tracks persons within and across digitally modeled areas using registration stations within the area having scannable digital codes which are unique to the area. Upon being alerted to a contagion situation, either from a laboratory or from an area administrator, the system compares electronic visit tickets unique to each person's visit to determine overlap and generates at least one of an exposure event notifications and a contamination event notifications responsive to one or more determinations made by the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Georgetown University
    Inventors: J. C. Smart, Timothy E. Denison, Edwin Lau
  • Patent number: 10984496
    Abstract: A threat assessment and response facilitation system is provided for facilitating communication relating to threat assessment, responding to a traumatic event, and provision of training materials for professionals engaged in threat assessment and trauma response activities. The threat assessment and trauma response facilitation system may include modules such as a threat assessment assistance module, learning portal module, client portal module, response coordination module, training broker module, and messaging module. A method for facilitating communication relating to threat assessment and trauma response using the threat assessment and response facilitation system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Credas Inc.
    Inventors: Lionel Rabb, Jeffrey Morris, J. Kevin Cameron, Juan Aramburu, Michael Rabb
  • Patent number: 10930132
    Abstract: A disaster detection system may include a device processor; and a non-transitory computer readable medium including instructions executable by the device processor to perform the following steps: receiving data from a plurality of geographically distributed personal electronic devices; determining, based on the data received from the personal electronic devices, that a disaster has occurred; and sending information pertaining to the disaster to one or more of the personal electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Edward Manuel Alonzo, III, James A. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10891359
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing personal identifying information (PII). An exemplary method includes receiving, from a requestor, a request related to PII for an individual. In connection therewith, a computing device determines whether a restriction on the PII or the individual applies to the request, and then broadcasts the request, subject to the determined restriction, to a service provider of a service associated with the individual where the service provider is a controller of PII of the individual. The computing device also compiles a reply to the request, based on a response from the service provider, where the reply includes the PII, and transmits the reply to the requestor. The computing device then logs multiple interactions related to the request in an audit data structure, thereby permitting compliance with PII controls to be demonstrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Donovan, Gary Adler, James Holladay
  • Patent number: 10887335
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein, given a population of entities each with associated information technology (IT) security risk scores, computes an aggregate risk score which quantifies the overall risk of the population. The method works for any arbitrary population of any size, and of any combination of different entity types and results in normalized risk scores for the arbitrary population (i.e. in the [0,1] range, regardless of population size or makeup). Since the risk scores are normalized, it affords comparison across different arbitrary entity populations having different combinations of entity types (e.g. users, servers, and printers). The aggregation technique allows for sensitivity to small numbers of high risk entities, which is a highly desirable characteristic for risk-based applications, and allows for sensitivity to different entity types or other relevant factors such as higher risk users, different threat types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Interset Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Pilkington, Michael John Cyze, Stephan F. Jou
  • Patent number: 10872437
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for authenticating a face presented to a device comprising the steps in which the imager acquires an initial image of a face, the processing unit determines a pose of the face from the initial image, and determines a reference pose and a target position placed randomly or pseudo-randomly in a target space, the screen displays a displayed image (6) comprising at least one visual orientation mark (7) initially at a reference position, and a visual target (8) at the target position, updated by moving the visual orientation mark (7) according to the successive poses of the face, and the processing unit authenticates the face presented if there is a match between the position of the visual orientation mark (7) and the target position where the visual target is located (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
    Inventors: Julien Doublet, Jean Beaudet
  • Patent number: 10866582
    Abstract: A hybrid data collection and analysis infrastructure combines edge-level and cloud-level computing to perform high-level monitoring and control of industrial systems and processes. Edge devices located on-premise at one or more plant facilities can collect data from multiple industrial devices on the plant floor and perform local edge-level analytics on the collected data. In addition, the edge devices maintain a communication channel to a cloud platform executing cloud-level data collection and analytic services. As necessary, the edge devices can pass selected sets of data to the cloud platform, where the cloud-level analytic services perform higher level analytics on the industrial data. The hybrid architecture operates in a bi-directional manner, allowing the cloud-level and edge-level analytics to send control instructions to industrial devices based on results of the edge-level and cloud-level analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Francisco P Manturana
  • Patent number: 10810814
    Abstract: A delivery system includes: a first vehicle configured to deliver a delivery object to a predetermined delivery destination; a second vehicle configured to deliver the delivery object to the first vehicle; and an authentication information issuing device configured to perform at least one of first issuance control and second issuance control. The first issuance control is control of issuing first authentication information to a second user terminal. The first authentication information is information for locking and unlocking the predetermined area of the first vehicle. The second issuance control is control of issuing second authentication information to a first user terminal. The second authentication information is information for locking and unlocking the predetermined area of the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shin Sakurada, Koichi Ando, Mutsumi Matsuura, Masato Endo, Koki Fujita
  • Patent number: 10803403
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for optimization of model parameters of at least one predictive model for detecting suspicious financial activity. The processor may select a reduced set of key indicators and corresponding scores to optimize from each of the at least one predictive model, each key indicator and corresponding score in the reduced set having an influence ranking above a predetermined influence ranking. The processor may select a best performing model candidate based on an evaluation of each reduced set of key indicators and corresponding scores. The processor may preform gradient-ascent optimization on the best performing model candidate and the at least one random model to generate a set of at least two new models for each of the best performing model candidate and the at least one random model. The processor may select the new model with the highest performance ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NICE LTD.
    Inventors: Pinchas Ben-Or, Diana Shnaider, Yoav Avneon
  • Patent number: 10742939
    Abstract: Identifying a person committing a crime in video data captured by a security device. An information request message identifying the video data and a need for information about the video data is received. When the video data is determined suitable for sharing within a geographic network, an access control of the video data is set to allow a client device registered with the geographic network to display the video data. A display control value of the video data is set to direct display of a label with the video data to indicate the need for the information. A rating of usefulness of the information received from the client device is determined and a first value is added to an account associated with the client device based at least in part upon the rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Darrell Sommerlatt
  • Patent number: 10635837
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for health data protection. Embodiments commence upon receiving a data access request message from a participant in a health ecosystem. The data access request message comprises an indication of one or more health data sets that are held by or at least potentially of interest to the participant. System components are configured to receive the message and to identify the participant. Based on parameter values corresponding to a data protection policy of the participant, a data protection scheme is generated. The scheme includes parameter values derived from the data protection policy. The parameter values of the scheme are used to generate a variation of the health data set that is formed by applying one or more data anonymization, data obfuscation or other data protection techniques to the health data set. A balance among the parameters is calculated so as to achieve a desired outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HealthBlock, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Jun, Jan T. Liphardt
  • Patent number: 10600029
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, devices, and machine readable mediums for calculating an entity potential score for an entity that meets a defined entity selection criteria. The entity potential score quantifies an estimated likelihood that the entity will be successful in a predetermined timeframe by meeting predefined entity success criteria. Information on the entity may be determined (e.g., employee information, industry, financial information), various component subscores may be calculated and an entity potential score may be calculated for the entity. This entity potential score may be presented to one or more members of the network accessible computer-based service. For example, the entity potential score may be displayed along with a web-page describing the entity. The entity potential score may be searchable such that a user may specify a maximum, minimum, or range of entity potential scores as a search criteria for a search for entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chen Wang, Luwei Zhang, Weizhen Wang
  • Patent number: 10592310
    Abstract: A system and method involves detecting operational social disruptive events on a global scale, modeling data in conjunction with linguistics analysis to establish responsive actions, and generating visualization and executing models for communicating information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Georgetown University
    Inventors: Peter Chao-yuan Li, Jeffrey R. Collmann, Jane W. Blake, Mark G. Polyak, James M. Wilson, Jae In Yoon, Manabu Torii, Carla S. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10580306
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improved accident response technology are disclosed. According to certain aspects, a server may receive an indication of an occurrence of an accident event, and may identify a set of vehicles currently operating and suited to assist with the accident event. The server may transmit a notification to one or more of the vehicles that indicates the accident event and enables a vehicle operator to select whether to assist with the accident event. The server may reward the vehicle operator for assisting with the accident event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BLUEOWL, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Harris, Eric Dahl, Kenneth J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10581714
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for providing a trend server outside a content provider network to communicate with the content provider network to build a trend record based on responses received from the content provider network for monitoring certain activity trend or tendency in the content provider network and provide an alert when the content provider network behaves abnormally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Staunton-Lambert
  • Patent number: 10552590
    Abstract: An authentication agent for an information handling system includes a request module, a threshold table, and a comparison module. The request module receives a first request to access a secure resource of the information handling system, determines a first access level associated with the first request, and requests first confidence level information from the information handling system. The threshold table includes a first confidence threshold associated with the first access level. The comparison module compares the first confidence level information with the first confidence threshold. The authentication agent grants access to the secure resource at the first access level when the first confidence level information is greater than the first confidence threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Daniel Hamlin, Charles D. Robison, Jr., Carrie Elaine Gates
  • Patent number: 10546657
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products are provided for reducing the risk of sexual assault in a facility. Objective, clinical, and subjective information is obtained about a person housed within the facility. The obtained information is converted into respective groups of variables and weighted coefficients are assigned to selected ones of the variables. The respective groups of variables are processed via an algorithm to derive a risk number for the person. The risk number represents a risk of the person being vulnerable to rape within the facility or a risk of the person being a sexual predator within the facility. One or more other persons within the facility are identified that may be a potential sexual victim of the person and/or that may be a potential sexual abuser of the person based upon the risk number and respective risk numbers of each of the one or more other persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CENTINAL GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Gary G. Leonhardt, Mark R. Cervi, Peter Romary
  • Patent number: 10540875
    Abstract: A server application that includes a receiving module for receiving a plurality of user information from a first mobile computing device, including a user name, user contact information, a plan having an end time and plan location, an emergency contact name, emergency contact information and a list of estimated emergency services required by the user in case of an emergency. The application includes an initiation module for reading the user information, creating a user record, and storing it in an attached database. A transmitting module detects the end time of the plan, then generates and sends a first message to the user. If the user does not respond, a transmitting module generates and sends a second message to the emergency contact. If the emergency contact does not respond, a transmitting module sends a third message to an emergency response organization requesting estimated emergency response services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Allwater Marine Group, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph B. Abeyta, William C Walsh, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10440052
    Abstract: Systems, computer products, and methods are described herein for improvements for identifying if an interaction between a user and an entity have been misappropriated. A classical computer may be utilized to analyze data inputs related to a particular interaction and to determine if the interaction is potentially misappropriated based on a trigger activated by one or more of the inputs. If the classical computer identifies that the interaction is potentially misappropriated, then the inputs may be provided to a quantum optimizer to analyze the inputs in greater depth in order to provide a more in depth analysis of the interaction. Because the quantum optimizer is able to analyze more inputs than a classical computer it can provide a more accurate analysis of the interaction. For example, the quantum optimizer assigns qubits to the inputs and analyzes the inputs to determine if the potentially misappropriated interaction is likely misappropriated or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jisoo Lee, Sandeep Kumar Chauhan, Stephen A. Corrado
  • Patent number: 10375104
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method performed by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising determining a threat score for a user action in a computer application and calculating a decayed threat score based on the determined threat score and a damping factor. The threat score being indicative of a risk presented by the user action, the decayed threat score being a modified threat score for the user action, and the damping factor being a constant value used to reduce the determined threat score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SYMANTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shang-Chieh Wu, Ranjani Gunupudi, Rehan Jalil
  • Patent number: 10360405
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an anonymization apparatus according to an embodiment is configured to execute a determination process, a division process, and a process of recursively executing at least the determination process and the division process, and to thereafter execute anonymization. A number-of-kinds calculation circuit calculates a number of kinds of different attribute values for each of a plurality of attributes, before the determination process is executed. A determination circuit determines the attribute to be noticed, based on also the calculated number of kinds. A sort circuit sorts a plurality of personal data items, based on the calculated number of kinds, before the division process is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanobu Koike, Pakin Osotkraphun
  • Patent number: 10311655
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assessing accident events are disclosed According to certain aspects, an electronic device may access sensor data associated with operation of a vehicle, and analyze the sensor data to determine that an accident event has occurred. In response, the electronic device may dynamically and automatically retrieve additional sensor data from at least one additional electronic device via a short range communication. The electronic device may compile or aggregate the additional sensor data with the original sensor data to provide a thorough representation of the accident event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BLUEOWL, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Dahl, Steven J. Harris, Kenneth J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10296980
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for providing digital identification cards are disclosed. In one aspect, the disclosed embodiments may provide digital identification cards, such as proof of insurance cards, to mobile devices that are compliant with one or more standards set by identification-requiring organizations, such as a department of motor vehicles. Certain disclosed embodiments may update digital identification cards based on changes to user information or formatting information associated with one or more identification-requiring organizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Governmemt Employees Insurance Company (GEICO)
    Inventors: Peter Meoli, Matthew Slocum, Anthony James, Derek Switzer
  • Patent number: 10284601
    Abstract: There are disclosed techniques for use in authentication. In one embodiment, the techniques comprise generating first and second distributions. The first distribution relating to risk scores expected to be produced by an authentication system in connection with requests to access a computerized resource. The expected risk scores are based on a normalization process configured to produce risk scores by normalizing raw risk scores in connection with requests. The second distribution relates to risk scores actually produced by the authentication system in connection with requests. The actual risk scores include risk scores normalized by the normalization process. The techniques also comprise comparing the first and second distributions by determining a Kolmogorov-Smirnov distance between the respective distributions. The techniques also comprise initiating, based on the comparison, a failover of the normalization process to a new normalization process for use by the authentication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Ika Bar-Menachem, Marcelo Blatt, Tomer Meidan, Elad Koren, Oded Peer, Shachar Israeli
  • Patent number: 10257211
    Abstract: An apparatus, computer-readable medium, and computer-implemented method for detecting anomalous user behavior, including storing user activity data collected over an observation interval, the user activity data comprising a plurality of data objects and corresponding to a plurality of users, grouping a plurality of data objects into a plurality of clusters, calculating one or more outlier metrics corresponding to each cluster, calculating an irregularity score for each of one or more data objects in the plurality of data objects, generating one or more object postures for the one or more data objects, comparing each of at least one object posture in the one or more object postures with one or more previous object postures corresponding to a same user as the object posture to identify anomalous activity of one or more users in the plurality of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Informatica LLC
    Inventor: Igor Balabine