Usage Protection Of Distributed Data Files Patents (Class 705/51)
  • Patent number: 10291627
    Abstract: Briefly, example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more mobile communication devices and/or processing devices to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for blockchain mining using trusted nodes, such as via democratization of associated resources for fair blockchain mining, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ARM Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul Harry Gleichauf
  • Patent number: 10291403
    Abstract: A system for generating symmetric cryptographic keys for communications between hosts. Hosts use associated devices to generate secret keys. Each key is generated based on a static seed and a dynamic seed. The dynamic seed is created from sensor data or auxiliary data. The secret key allows host machines to encrypt, or decrypt, plaintext messages sent to, or received from, other host machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Jay Ligatti, Cagri Cetin, Shamaria Engram, Dmitry Goldgof
  • Patent number: 10289809
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for transferring a media file from a first user device to a second user device. The first user device receives a first media file, and receives a first digital rights management (DRM) license from a DRM server corresponding to the first media file. The first user device encodes the first media file into a second media file using the first DRM license, and transfers the second media file to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Lambertus Hesselink
  • Patent number: 10291618
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatuses for providing contents via a network, in which original data of contents provided via a network can be traced, and contents that are modified according to performance of a contents receiving device is provided. Location information of original contents is added to metadata of contents provided via the network to thereby increase convenience of access to the original contents and modify attributes of contents that are provided, to be suitable for the performance of the contents receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keum-koo Lee, Ju-yun Sung, Sun-ae Kim, Hee-jeong Choo, Ji-young Kwahk
  • Patent number: 10282426
    Abstract: Disclosed below are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for managing, monitoring, controlling, and/or classifying assets in an information technology (“IT”) environment. Certain embodiments leverage both services oriented architecture concepts and event mechanisms to create a platform with which additional controls can easily integrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Tripwire, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Lerner, Adam Montville
  • Patent number: 10279259
    Abstract: A method and device for generating and uploading game data are disclosed, which relate to the technical field of Internet. The method for generating game data comprises: obtaining a scene template of a target game scene from a preset scene template database; obtaining a scene object of the target game scene from a preset scene object database; determining the location of the scene object; obtaining display effect of the scene object from a preset scene object display effect database, and displaying the scene object in the scene template of the target game scene; determining illumination effect of the scene object according to the determined location of the scene object and illumination parameters of a game engine, and rendering the scene object in the target game scene and generating the target game scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Jingcai Online Technology (Dalian) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Changsong Jiang, Jianbin Fang, Jiqing Zhang, Jingzhao Yang
  • Patent number: 10275295
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for presenting clipboard contents on a mobile terminal are provided herein. In an exemplary method, an input-method-control call-out request can be received. An input-method control including a clipboard function key can be displayed. The input-method control can include an input box. A triggering signal for triggering the clipboard function key can be received. A clipboard containing one or more copying items can be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ying Huang, Bo Hu, Tingyong Tang, Zhipei Wang, Ruiyi Zhou, Xi Wang, Kai Zhang, Xin Qing, Huijiao Yang, Yulei Liu, Wei Li, Cheng Feng
  • Patent number: 10277601
    Abstract: A system and method for recursive propagating application access control relate to managing third-party application access to content files and folders on a cloud storage system. The access control system may receive an access authorization indication to grant a third-party entity access to a parent folder containing a first file, and then modify an access control rule associated with the parent folder based on the access authorization indication. The modified access control rule is propagated to a child folder of the parent folder, and thus the third-party entity is granted access to a second file in the child folder based on the modified access control rule. The second file shares a common attribute with the first file, and the modified access control rule specifies the common attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Allen Higgins, Justin Lee Hicks, Thomas Palmer Buzbee, Michael Jeffrey Procopio
  • Patent number: 10275606
    Abstract: One or more computer devices may receive a document from private content that is accessible by a set of users, and may extract metadata from the document. The metadata may provide information relating to one or more aspects of the document. The one or more computer devices may determine, based on the metadata, whether a portion of the document includes information that is only to be accessible by a particular user from the set of users, and may append a restrict indicator to the metadata when the portion of the document includes information that is only to be accessible by the particular user. The restrict indicator may identify the particular user and the portion of the document. The one or more computer devices may store the metadata and the restrict indicator in a personal search index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthew E. Kulick, Arcot J. Preetham, Manish M. Sambhu, Hyduke Noshadi
  • Patent number: 10270616
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes an access point, a master communication apparatus, and a slave communication apparatus, and the master communication apparatus and the slave communication apparatus perform wireless communication through the access point. The master communication apparatus stores setting information necessary for accessing the access point; performs wireless communication through the access point using the stored setting information; and performs near field communication with the slave communication apparatus to transmit the stored setting information to the slave communication apparatus in response to a setting information request received from the slave communication apparatus via near field communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10257551
    Abstract: Methods and system deliver media to users of media presentation systems. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a media server communicates with a media presentation system, such as a media player for streaming video and audio, to present subscription and non-subscription media to the user of the media presentation system. Subscription media may include multi-tiered media packages and individual media offerings as selected by the user. The media may be presented in various formats, including video, a graphical display, an audio presentation, a graphical and audio presentation, URL links, and interactive windows. Information about the user, the user's subscription status, the user's media presentation system and information about the media providers and the media offered by the media providers are maintained by the media server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leslie L. Grandy, Scott H. Ehrlich, Randy A. Meyerson, Edward T. Mahlum, Jeffrey M. Chasen, Olaf W. Kowalik, Karim Meghji
  • Patent number: 10257701
    Abstract: Mechanisms for authenticating a connection between a user device and a streaming media content device comprising: identifying a collection of candidate streaming media content devices based on beacon(s) detected by a user device; receiving an indication that one of the content devices is to be selected for connection to the user device; transmitting instructions to the content devices to broadcast a signal, wherein the signal broadcast by each of the content devices contains a value that indicates an identity of the content device; receiving, from the user device, an audio signal that includes a detected signal; processing the audio signal to extract the value indicating the identity of a particular content device associated with the detected signal contained in the received audio signal; identifying the particular content device based on the determined value; and transmitting an indication that the user device and the particular content device are authenticated to communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Liam O'Gorman, Nate Plumley, Jagjit Singh Chawla, Brian Patrick Williams
  • Patent number: 10255303
    Abstract: A method for enterprise application integration that uses “connectors” that can be instantiated via downloading (e.g., using Java® or other such technologies) to provide interfaces to respective disparate database systems. The databases systems may comprise any variety of now or heretofore known systems, e.g. SAP, Oracle, and so forth. The connectors can, for example, translate between a native language (or API) of the respective database systems and an internal language/protocol of the enterprise application integration system. To this end, the connectors can utilize a scripting language to access the respective database systems. Data retrieved from the database systems can be stored in a central data store in the form of RDF triplets, from which directed graphs can be generated for to generate presentations consolidated from the multiple database systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Object Store, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin P. Britton, Amir Azmi, Ashok Kumar, Noah W. Kaufman, Chandra Bajpai, Robert F. Angelo
  • Patent number: 10257208
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying content on a network site is provided. A document such as a website is identified. The document is accessed over a network from a content provider system connected to the network to obtain information about the document. Through an automated process, using the information about the document to determine whether the document conforms to one or more predetermined rules associated with the content provider system governing the usage of content in the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Victor Bennett, Shrish Agrawal, Niels Provos, Jayesh Sharma, Kourosh Gharachorloo, Gokul Rajaram
  • Patent number: 10248973
    Abstract: Approaches for collaborative advertising bidding comprise receiving, from an ad exchange, a bid request for an advertisement space for a viewing user. The approaches further comprise retrieving logged data associated with the viewing user, the logged data corresponding to the viewing user's online exposure to web content including at least one of commercial webpages, online representations of services or products having purchase information, and advertisements. A first advertiser and a second advertiser who have entered into an advertising collaborating relationship to respond to bid requests are identified. A determination is made as to whether a portion of the retrieved logged data for the viewing user is associated with the first advertiser or with the second advertiser. Additionally, based on the determining, one of the first advertiser and the second advertiser is selected to submit a bid for the advertisement space in response to the bid request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Marin Software Incorporated
    Inventors: Jordan Buller, Bradford Flora, Francois Lagier, Andrew Bissell, Tony Chan
  • Patent number: 10242098
    Abstract: A playlist generator that utilizes multiple data sources to rank each track within a set of candidate tracks to enable selection of candidate tracks according to the ranking. Candidate tracks are each scored according to one or more features, such as acoustic similarity and/or similar usage patterns of the candidate track or artist of the candidate track to a current or previously played track or artist. Each feature is weighted according to historical listening patterns surrounding a user-selected playlist seed artist. The weighting may also be further corrected according to historical listening patterns of the particular user. When historical usage data related to a particular seed artist is limited, more generalized historical usage data related to a higher level in a genre hierarchy may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Noam Koenigstein, Nir Nice, Shay Ben Elazar, Yehiel Berezin, Oren Barkan, Tal Zaccai, Shimon Shlevich, Nimrod Ben Simhon, Paul Nogues, Gal Lavee
  • Patent number: 10242019
    Abstract: The features relate to artificial intelligence directed compression of user event data based on complex analysis of user event data including latent feature detection and clustering. Further features are described for reducing the size of data transmitted during event processing data flows and devices such as card readers or point of sale systems. Machine learning features for dynamically determining an optimal compression as well as identifying targeted users and providing content to the targeted users based on the compressed data are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Honghao Shan, Mason L. Carpenter, Gregor Bonin, Shanji Xiong, Christer DiChiara
  • Patent number: 10242227
    Abstract: In some implementations, a first user associated with a first user account may send a request to exchange digital libraries with a second user associated with a second user account. Upon acceptance, the second user receives first library information associated with the first user account that identifies content items that may be accessed by the second user due to the exchange. Similarly, the first user receives second library information associated with the second user account that identifies second content items that may be accessed by the first user. In other examples, a user may access the digital library of a selected person or entity, such as a historical figure, celebrity, author, friend, or organization. Additionally, in some cases, a user may view content of a content item that a selected person is currently reading, and which may include annotations made to the content item by the selected person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua M. Goodspeed, Peter Thomas Killalea
  • Patent number: 10243979
    Abstract: According to some aspects, disclosed methods and systems may comprise generating a profile that is based on monitoring a communication pattern associated with a device. Subsequent communications associated with the device may be monitored. Based on the profile and the subsequent communication, a security status may be associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James Poder, Mark D. Francisco
  • Patent number: 10237243
    Abstract: Method for transferring files to a destination folder on a computer. At least one rule to a transfer of files to a destination folder on a destination computer system are received. A filter file is generated, wherein the filter file includes the least one rule specific to the transfer of files to the destination folder. During transfer of files to the destination folder on the destination computer, attributes of each file are compared to the at least one rule specific to the transfer of files to the destination folder. Upon attributes of a compared file violating a rule of the at least one rule specific to the transfer of files to the destination folder, transfer of the violating file to the destination folder is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hardee, Jason A. Matteson, Mark E. Steinke
  • Patent number: 10235643
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage media for accessing clinical information on a mobile device are provided. A plug-in application receives from a mobile device a set of authorization credentials and a request for clinical information. A set of clinical information is determined based on the set of authorization credentials. The set of clinical information is retrieved from clinical information servers, and the set of clinical information is parsed and populated into a generic hierarchical structure. The populated hierarchical structure is communicated to the mobile device where it is subsequently rendered for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Nicholas Sawka
  • Patent number: 10237282
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Data Leak Prevention (DLP) in an enterprise network are provided. According to one embodiment, a network security device maintains a filter database containing multiple filtering rules. Each filtering rule specifies a watermark value, a set of network services for which the filtering rule is active and an action to be taken. Network traffic directed to a destination residing outside of an enterprise network, associated with a particular network service and containing a file is received. A watermark value embedded within the file is identified. When there exists a filtering rule specifying a matching watermark value and for which the filtering rule is active for the particular network service, the action specified by the filtering rule is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Nelson, Michael Xie
  • Patent number: 10230817
    Abstract: Systems and methods for scheduling highly-parallel applications executed by high-performance computing systems. An example processing system may comprise: a control register and a processing core, communicatively coupled to the control register. The processing core may be configured to receive a node allocation request specifying an expected running time of an application and a requested number of nodes of a cluster of nodes; determine, in view of the node allocation request and a current load on the plurality of nodes, an actual number of nodes to be allocated to the application, wherein the actual number of nodes to be allocated to the application optimizes a cluster load criterion; and notify, using the control register, the application of the actual number of nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Philippe Thierry, Elmoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall
  • Patent number: 10229248
    Abstract: Supporting a plurality of content protection systems in a single container file. The protection systems share an encryption method which is accessible from a sample encryption box in the file. Each of the protection systems stores, in a protection system header box, information for decrypting the content in accordance with the corresponding protection system. In some embodiments, separate protection system header boxes in the file correspond to each of the protection systems. By using the common encryption method and sharing encryption expressions across the protection systems, the multiple content protection systems are supported in the file without creating additional copies of the content. In some embodiments, aspects of the disclosure extend the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) base media file format to support multiple digital rights management (DRM) systems in the single container file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Quintin Swayne Burns, Robert Kilroy Hughes, Jr., John Carl Simmons, Scott J. Fierstein
  • Patent number: 10230701
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that provides a selective encryption technique that encrypts all of the fields in a profile, and selectively enables consumers of the profile information to decrypt specific fields in the profiles. This is accomplished by encrypting each field in the profile using a randomly generated symmetric key, and then encrypting the symmetric key for each field with public keys belonging to individuals who are authorized to access each field. These encrypted public keys are stored in a header of the profile to enable individuals to use their corresponding private keys to decrypt symmetric keys for the specific fields that they are authorized to access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Tobias Ullrich, Lars Pfannenschmidt, Frank Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 10225134
    Abstract: Intrinsic system metadata is received from the plurality of computer systems, wherein the intrinsic system metadata includes operational data reported by individual systems in the plurality of computer systems. The intrinsic system metadata is normalized to identify a representative. Individual outlier systems are identified by comparing operational data to the representative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Craig Andrew Struble, Christopher Hercules Claudatos, Michael John Dutch
  • Patent number: 10217144
    Abstract: An example computer-implemented search method. A location of a user communication device over a network is determined. A search request from the user communication device is received via an interactive application. A database is queried based on the location and the search request. The database stores data representing a plurality of menu items from a plurality of food or beverage delivery services for a plurality of restaurants, and includes data associated with the plurality of restaurants. If restaurants within a predetermined range of the determined location are associated with the received search request, the restaurants are linked to food or beverage delivery services. Data representing the food or beverage delivery services is combined onto a rendered page of the interactive application. Selection of at least one menu item is received. For each delivery service, cost for delivering the selected menu item to the determined location is estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bootler, LLC
    Inventors: Liam Hession, Michael DiBenedetto
  • Patent number: 10216963
    Abstract: The method, executed by at least one processor of a computer, of an encrypting or a decrypting method for an IC layout is proposed. The encrypting method comprises getting a record of an IC layout object from a database. Data of the IC layout object is appended into a byte array. The byte array is encrypted into a second byte array. Each byte of the second byte array is defined as an encryption value to create multiple encryption values. Finally, an encryption object with multiple encryption values is created on a specified layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AnaGlobe Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Jen Su, Chung-Cheng Lee, Hung Yeh Chen
  • Patent number: 10210884
    Abstract: Systems and methods facilitating removal of content from audio files are described. A method includes identifying a sound recording in a first audio file, identifying a reference file having at least a defined level of similarity to the sound recording, and processing the first audio file to remove the sound recording and generate a second audio file. In some embodiments, winner-take-all coding and Hough transforms are employed for determining alignment and rate adjustment of the reference file in the first audio file. After alignment, the reference file is filtered in the frequency domain to increase similarity between the reference file and the sound recording. The frequency domain representation (FR) of the filtered version is subtracted from the FR first audio and the result converted to a time representation of the second audio file. In some embodiments, spectral subtraction is also performed to generate a further improved second audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Richard Francis Lyon, Ron Weiss, Thomas Chadwick Walters
  • Patent number: 10200373
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatuses for providing contents via a network, in which original data of contents provided via a network can be traced, and contents that are modified according to performance of a contents receiving device is provided. Location information of original contents is added to metadata of contents provided via the network to thereby increase convenience of access to the original contents and modify attributes of contents that are provided, to be suitable for the performance of the contents receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keum-koo Lee, Ju-yun Sung, Sun-ae Kim, Hee-jeong Choo, Ji-young Kwahk
  • Patent number: 10200346
    Abstract: The present specification discloses an improved method of encrypting a file and distributing the encrypted file over a network from a user computer to a remote computer, which includes providing an interface to a file encryption application to a user; receiving an input designating an encryption option from among a plurality of encryption options; based upon said input designating an encryption option, and based upon a format of said file, causing a separate application specific to said format to encrypt said at least one file, wherein said encrypted file is adapted to be decrypted using a passcode and wherein said passcode is transmitted to the user via at least one message type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amaani, LLC
    Inventors: Amaani Munshi, Imtiaz Munshi
  • Patent number: 10191996
    Abstract: Content objects are associated with metadata via content identifiers that are derived from sensed signals captured by requesting mobile devices. In response to a content based query from a mobile device, content fingerprints and extracted digital codes decoded from the sensed signals are issued to a network based router system. This system determines identification priority, metadata responses associated with different forms of identification, and priority of metadata responses to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Tony F. Rodriguez, Kenneth L. Levy
  • Patent number: 10181026
    Abstract: Methods, media, and systems for detecting attack are provided. In some embodiments, the methods include: comparing at least part of a document to a static detection model; determining whether attacking code is included in the document based on the comparison of the document to the static detection model; executing at least part of the document; determining whether attacking code is included in the document based on the execution of the at least part of the document; and if attacking code is determined to be included in the document based on at least one of the comparison of the document to the static detection model and the execution of the at least part of the document, reporting the presence of an attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Salvatore J. Stolfo, Wei-Jen Li, Angelos D. Keromytis, Elli Androulaki
  • Patent number: 10181261
    Abstract: A remote control for a monitoring system of a building is provided including a mobile device having a plurality of communication channels and a media storage area. An application is stored in the media storage area of the mobile device. The application is configured to communicate with a control panel of the monitoring system. The application dynamically selects a communication channel to establish a communication link with the control panel based on a predetermined hierarchy. The application operates in one of a plurality of modes based on the communication channel selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: UTC FIRE & SECURITY AMERICAS CORPORATION, INC.
    Inventors: Prashantha Talanjeri Krishna, Michael Ramoutar, Darin Eames, Sunil Kumar Neckaraje, Phani Pavan Kumar Mangaiahgari, Anantha Krishnan N
  • Patent number: 10178818
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating tamper-respondent assemblies are provided which include an electronic enclosure, a tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure, and at least one security element. The electronic enclosure encloses, at least in part, at least one electronic component to be protected, and includes an inner surface. The tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure includes a tamper-respondent sensor covering, at least in part, the inner surface of the electronic enclosure, and the at least one security element overlies and physically secures in place, at least in part, the tamper-respondent sensor covering, at least in part, the inner surface of the electronic enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Fisher, David C. Long, Michael T. Peets, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 10171393
    Abstract: A method, a system and a computer readable medium for supporting collaborative media sharing among users at an event are disclosed. For example, the method creates an event-share group relating to an event, and provides an event tag to a plurality of members of the event-share group, where the event tag uniquely identifies the event-share group or the event. The method receives a captured media from at least one of the plurality of members, wherein the event tag is attached to the captured media and provides the captured media to the plurality of members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, Marc Sullivan, Sarah Peterson Everett
  • Patent number: 10169730
    Abstract: A system and method is illustrated for providing information related to a task in a case management system configured to process a plurality of cases. The system and method includes identifying among the plurality of cases case clusters, for a case cluster of the case clusters, identifying task clusters, wherein each of task cluster is associated with a task similarity factor shared by at least two tasks of the task cluster, and tasks of the task clusters are performed on cases of the case cluster, analyzing reports and documents used to perform the at least two tasks of the task cluster sharing the task similarity factor, and when performing a task sharing the task similarity factor with the at least two tasks, providing at least one report based on the reports and at least one summary based on the documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text Corporation
    Inventors: Dmitry Volchegursky, Boris Shpilyuck, Dmitry Korshunov, Shu-Shang Sam Wei
  • Patent number: 10169596
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus carries out license return at the same time as carrying out license activation and returns only a license that can bring about a beneficial effect by being returned according to a state of a held license. Further, if a plurality of licenses is associated with a single serial number, the information processing apparatus returns the plurality of licenses collectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Fuse
  • Patent number: 10162880
    Abstract: Assembling a cohort includes: receiving genetic characteristic information pertaining to a desired genetic characteristic; using the genetic characteristic information to search a data storage comprising information of previously genotyped individuals to derive a candidate group having the desired genetic characteristic; and assembling the cohort based at least in part on the candidate group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: 23andMe, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnab Chowdry, Alexander Kompel, Michael Polcari
  • Patent number: 10158742
    Abstract: A Multi-Stage Acceleration System improves performance, security, and reduces data transferred for mobile devices using wireless networks by transforming protocols and data into an encrypted form that consumes far less bandwidth, lowers latency, and improves throughput. The Multi-Stage Acceleration System includes multiple stages running on the mobile device and multiple stages running in the cloud that provide security and data reduction for all types of network traffic from and to the mobile client, including but not limited to TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SSL/TLS, IMAP, POP, SMTP etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ActMobile Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pankaj G. Kulkarni, Phaniraj M. Raghavendra, Rakesh Padinjeredil, Andrew Foss, John Coronella
  • Patent number: 10158894
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating content delivery with end-to-end encryption in a network architecture using a common intermediary mezzanine distribution format (CMZF). An edge media router (EMR) device is provided in one embodiment that is configured to receive a media content asset packaged in a CMZF container structure, wherein the media content asset is provided as CMZF-formatted media content in a CMZF stream scheme. The CMZF container structure, configured to facilitate carriage of ISOBMFF track and track metadata data objects as well as sample variants in PES payload in additional elementary streams, is operative to carry each bitrate representation of the media content asset encrypted in one or more encryption schemes at a headend. Upon receipt, the EMR device is configured to repackage the media content asset to generate one or more output formats without reencrypting the media content asset for storage at a storage node and/or for downstream delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Raj Nair, Prabhudev Navali, Mikhail Mikhailov, David Alexander
  • Patent number: 10157290
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for encrypting files may include (i) detecting an event within a network that triggers an encryption of a file on the network, (ii) performing, in response to detecting the event, both encrypting the file to a file encryption key and encrypting the file encryption key to a public key of a source of the file, (iii) receiving, from a client, a file access request that includes the encrypted file encryption key, and (iv) transmitting, in response to determining that the client is authorized to access the file, a re-encrypted file encryption key to the client to enable the client to access the file. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Nikhil Sinha, Earle Lowe, Sumit Sarin, Sumesh Jaiswal
  • Patent number: 10148442
    Abstract: A verified software system may be executable on secure hardware. Prior to being executed, the software system may be verified as conforming to a software specification. First credentials attesting to an identity of the software system may be sent to an external application. Second credentials signed by a provider of the secure hardware may be sent to the external application. The second credentials may attest to an identity of the secure hardware. The external application may securely exchange one or more messages with a software application of the software system. For example, the one or more messages may be decryptable only by the external application and the software application to provide confidentiality for each message. As another example, an attestation may vouch for an identity of a sender of each of the one or more messages to attest to an integrity of each message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Hawblitzel, Jacob R. Lorch, Jonathan R. Howell, Brian D. Zill, Bryan Parno
  • Patent number: 10148665
    Abstract: A provider of a subscription-based online service provides use of the online service to an end-user of an organization. A tenant account request is received from an administrator of the organization to establish a tenant account and authorize the end-user to acquire a subscription for the end-user to use the online service directly from the provider thereof. A subscription request is then received from the end-user to acquire the subscription for the end-user to use the online service. An individual license to use the online service is then assigned to the end-user, where this license allows just the end-user to access and use the online service. This individual license is then provided to the end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anjali Banka, Brett E. Peters, Heng Ji, Jeffrey Lee James, Mochi Li, Timothy H. Eshelman, Matthew Jay Kotler
  • Patent number: 10146955
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for controlling access to data of heterogeneous origin. A system creates combined access rights from access rights and other access rights for combined data that includes data and other data. The system receives a request to access data that is part of the combined data. The system determines whether to provide access to at least part of the data based on access rights that are part of the combined access rights. The system provides access to at least part of the data in response to a determination to provide access to at least part of the data based on the access rights that are part of the combined access rights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10148735
    Abstract: Responding to a request for network content is disclosed. The request for network content is received. A determination of whether delivery of the content can be improved by a prioritized content delivery system is determined. The determination is determined using application level data associated with the request. The request for network content is routed to the prioritized content delivery system or a normal content delivery system based at least in part on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Instart Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: Hariharan Kolam
  • Patent number: 10142317
    Abstract: A system and method for processing entitlement rights are disclosed. The method, in one aspect, provides for storing content at a first time, receiving a request for playback of the content at a second time, and processing a user right associated with the content to authenticate the user right in response to the request for playback, wherein the user right is authenticated based upon a state of the user right at the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Chen
  • Patent number: 10142338
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for online authentication of online attributes. One method includes receiving an authentication request from a rely party, the authentication request including identity information to be authenticated and credential information to be authenticated; determining whether a user account is associated with the received identity information by accessing an internal database; accessing user data of the user account determined to be associated with received identity information; determining authentication data to obtained from a user associated with the user account based on the user data of the user account and the credential information to be authenticated; transmitting a request for authentication data; receiving authentication data associated with the user; transmitting authentication data associated with the user; and receiving an authentication result from the verification data source server for the user associated with authentication data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ID.me, Inc.
    Inventor: Blake Hall
  • Patent number: 10140474
    Abstract: Improved techniques for context information management are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a processor element, a selection component for execution by the processor element to select a context information item, a random number generator to generate a random number, and an anonymization component for execution by the processor element to generate a random key based on the random number and send a message associating the context information item with the random key. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: William C. Deleeuw, Ned M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10133563
    Abstract: As disclosed herein a method, executed by a computer, includes receiving, from a monitoring agent, a notification that an artifact corresponding to a deployed software image has been modified or the artifact has been referenced by a support application, and determining if the artifact is a relevant artifact and should be preserved. The method further includes determining an action corresponding to the relevant artifact to provide an identified action, and performing, prior to deploying a new software image, the identified action. A computer system, and a computer program product corresponding to the above method are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Leho Nigul, Basalingayya G. Salimath