Usage Protection Of Distributed Data Files Patents (Class 705/51)
  • Patent number: 11361078
    Abstract: A hierarchical integrated trust assessment system features nested subsystems. Each subsystem utilizes a trust module for validating input data to the subsystem, validating output data from the subsystem, and validating the operation of the subsystem itself. The trust module verifies the format, the authenticity, the content of the inputs to the subsystem. The scope of each trust module is minimized to the associated subsystem. Minimizing the scope of the trust module results in increased reliability of the trust module's decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Kevin McNair
  • Patent number: 11355248
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assisting a user in discovering nearby medical services are disclosed. A method includes identifying a user based on matching of at least one unique identity or biometric details of the user with data stored in a database. Details of an event data may be received from the user. A current geographical location of the user may be determined. Relevant support network data may be identified based on the event data and the current geographical location of the user. The support network data may include data related to pharmacies, doctors, hospitals, clinics, third parties, insurance, and payment agents. Thereafter, the relevant support network data may be presented to the user in form of an event map. The event map may include details related to the event data and the user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: IX Innovation LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Roh
  • Patent number: 11354674
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and apparatus related to making payments in response to payment requests. For example, a payment request signaling device (PRSD) may obtain a file representing an electronic payment transaction. A plurality of computing devices proximate to the PRSD may receive an inquiry from the PRSD. In response, the computing devices may transmit respective identifiers of the computing devices. The PRSD may receive, from the plurality of computing devices, wireless signals indicating the respective identifiers. The PRSD may determine a particular computing device associated with a strongest of the received wireless signals. The PRSD may transmit the file to the particular computing device. A payment application executing on the computing device may receive the file from the PRSD. In response, a graphical user interface of the computing device may display information regarding the electronic payment transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Gelliner Limited
    Inventors: Martin Paul Moshal, David de Villiers
  • Patent number: 11340766
    Abstract: A method for printing a repositionable note by a server includes creating a chat room in response to a request of a chief client, creating a two-dimensional code including link information to enter the chat room, a password to enter the chat room, and information about time when the two-dimensional code is created, transmitting the two-dimensional code to the chief client, receiving the password and the time when the two-dimensional code is created from one or more participant clients, allowing the one or more participant clients that have accessed the chat room using the link information obtained from a photographed image of the two-dimensional code to enter the chat room, and transmitting information about the one or more printers linked to the chief client in the chat room and information to link to the one or more printers to the one or more participant clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: MANGOSLAB CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Ah Kim, Sang Yeon Kim
  • Patent number: 11343262
    Abstract: A method of scanning a plurality of ports at one or more target IP addresses is disclosed. Each of the plurality of ports corresponds to a port number at one of the one or more target IP addresses, for example an IPv4 or IPv6 address. The method comprises assigning each port to one of a plurality of sets of ports and executing a plurality of port scanning processes at the same time on a common source machine (virtual or physical). Each port scanning process sends port probe requests to the ports of a respective set of the plurality of sets from a different respective source IP addresses. Thus, a different respective source IP address is associated with each set of the plurality of sets of ports, different from the source IP addresses associated with the remaining sets, and each set of target IP addresses receives probe requests from a different respective source IP address. The sets may be aligned with target addresses or may spread several target addresses or only part of the ports of a target address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Nagravision S.A.
    Inventors: Antoine Junod, Pablo Palomero, Adrien Giner
  • Patent number: 11321382
    Abstract: A framework is provided in which a querying agency can request (via a query entity) encrypted data through a service provider from a data owning agency that stores encrypted data. The framework uses homomorphic encryption. The data may be gallery entities, and each of the elements in the framework operate on doubly-encrypted information. The service provider compares a representation of an encrypted query entity from the querying agency and representations of encrypted gallery entities from the data owning agency, resulting in doubly-encrypted values of a metric between corresponding compared representations. The querying agency gets result(s), based on the metric, which indicate whether it is probable the service provider has data similar to or the same as query data in the query entity. The elements have to perform communication in order for the querying agency or the data owning agency to get cleartext information corresponding to the query entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sharathchandra Pankanti, Karthik Nandakumar, Nalini K. Ratha, Shai Halevi
  • Patent number: 11317153
    Abstract: Media content items is provided to content consumers for playback and consumption includes plurality of nodes interacting with each other in accordance with defined protocol in communication network. A first node receives a request for playback of a media content from a content consumer. A second node owns the requested media content and provides media content rights to the first participant and/or the content consumer. The first node further provides media content metadata to the consumer device for consumption. A plurality of instances of a distributed media rights transaction ledger, associated with respective node, includes a plurality of media content rights transactions corresponding to an acquisition of the media content rights by the first participant and/or content consumer prior to the consumption of the media content. The plurality of media content rights transactions is categorized, defined, and managed by plurality of nodes in accordance with the defined protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Paul Webb, Nishith Kumar Sinha
  • Patent number: 11310035
    Abstract: Securing at rest data on a cloud hosted server includes, for each cloud hosted instance of a computer program, creating a key encrypted key (KEK) using a unique customer master key (CMK) corresponding to the instance, but only an encrypted form of the KEK is persisted in a database for the corresponding instance whereas the unencrypted KEK is retained in memory of the encryption process only. Thereafter, in response to a request to persist data by a corresponding instance of the computer program, a data key (DK) is randomly generated and encrypted with the KEK in memory for the corresponding instance. The data itself also is encrypted with the DK and an envelope with the encrypted DK and the encrypted data returned to the requestor, thus ensuring that the data and the encryption keys are never moved or persisted in an un-encrypted form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Shaunak Mistry
  • Patent number: 11303629
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to token-based authentication mechanism. A computing device may receive information, determined by one or more sensors systems, corresponding to a user. The user information may comprise user biological information as measured by the one or more sensor systems. The computing device may generate a token based on the received user information. The computing device may store the generated token, in a memory associated with the computing device. The computing device may transmit the token to a user token device corresponding to the user. The user token device may be used to authenticate the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Manu Kurian
  • Patent number: 11301617
    Abstract: Receive a user request to perform a service request associated with user data. Select, based on the user request, a first service provider interface (SPI) integrated into a first service, the first SPI being configured to obtain and buffer the user data from a datastore associated with the first service into a first buffer of the first SPI. Obtain, by the first SPI, a first page of records of the user data from the datastore. Buffer, by the first SPI, the first page of records in the first buffer of the first SPI as the records of the first page of records are being obtained from the datastore. Provide, by the first SPI, the first page of records to a central controller engine. Store, by the central controller engine, the first page of records. Provide the first page of records to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Zuora, Inc.
    Inventor: Henning Schmiedehausen
  • Patent number: 11294668
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for selection of an electronic system to perform a transaction requested from within software. Using technologies described herein, software can utilize different electronic systems to perform a transaction. For example, software may allow a user to acquire processing by a remote system, such as obtaining additional content or services from more than one electronic system. Instead of software being tied to a particular electronic system (e.g., the electronic system from which the software was acquired), the software can identify and provide options of different electronic systems for performing a transaction. A software provider can use a software developer kit and/or application programming interfaces provided by a service provider to incorporate functionality to identify and access the different electronic systems that are available for selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Luker
  • Patent number: 11288763
    Abstract: Information may be visually encoded within visual content of an image using a distortion projection. The distortion projection may cause stretching of a visual element defined within a pixel array of the image. Information may be visually encoded within the pixel array using visual characteristic(s) of the pixel array. Presentation of the visual content based on a non-distortion projection may reduce a number of pixels that defines the visual element within the pixel array and may reduce visual impact of the information visually encoded within the pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Newman
  • Patent number: 11290436
    Abstract: Techniques for key distribution are provided. A first symmetric key is generated for a first downstream site, and a second symmetric key is generated for a second downstream site. The first symmetric key is transmitted to the first downstream site, and the second symmetric key is transmitted to the second downstream site. Upon receiving an indication that the first symmetric key was successfully deployed at the first downstream site, the first symmetric key is deployed on a first network node of an upstream site. Finally, upon determining that the second symmetric key was not successfully deployed at the second downstream site, techniques include refraining from deploying the second symmetric key to a second network node of the upstream site, where the second network node continues to communicate with the second downstream site using an original symmetric key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Persaud, Xueqiang Ma, Kalyan K. Ghosh, Kondal R. Boreddy
  • Patent number: 11288246
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for determining a confidence factor for a sensitive type. The method includes applying a set of matching procedures to cells in a structured data set, the structured data set comprising columns and/or rows. The method also includes counting hit counts for the cells, the hit counts corresponding to successful matches. The method also includes counting null counts for the cells, the null counts corresponding to cells having null or invalid values. The method also includes counting mishit counts for the cells, the mishit counts corresponding to cells that are not null and do not result in a match. The method also includes calculating the confidence factor based on the hit counts, the null counts, and the mishit counts, the confidence factor providing an effective probability that cells in the structured data set is of the sensitive type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Dataguise, Inc.
    Inventors: Vilayannur Ramachandran Sitaraman, Subramanian Ramesh, Anhad Preet Singh
  • Patent number: 11290255
    Abstract: An online identity can be verified based on data from multiple identity sources stored in a blockchain. For example, a request for a token is received from an entity for authenticating an online identity of the entity to an online service. The request can be stored in a blockchain that represents the online identity of the entity by adding a new block to the blockchain. The new block can include data indicating the request for the token. The token can be generated based on the one or more ordered blocks in the blockchain. The token can be transmitted to the entity. The token can be received from the online service. Confirmation of the online identity of the entity can be transmitted to the online service based on receiving the token from the online service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Equifax Inc.
    Inventors: Sri Krishnamacharya, Quang Le, Stan Tigrett, Russ Ayres
  • Patent number: 11288758
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate generally to complex data stream control and entitlement. Specifically, the disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods for ensuring that only authenticated/verified participants receive data streams. A third party, e.g., a party other than the data provider or the data recipient, who is nevertheless associated with both the data provider and the data recipient, may be involved in controlling whether data streams from the data provider can reach the data recipient. Thus, a third party may logically sit between the data provider and the data recipient, and may decide whether the data recipient should receive data streams. The disclosed embodiments implement data generation, flow, control and permissioning between multiple entities via digital assets accessed and manipulated on a shared data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Pierce, Elizabeth Freeman, Angela Wozniak, Mansoor Ahmed
  • Patent number: 11277389
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprises: committing a transaction amount of a transaction with a commitment scheme to obtain a transaction commitment value, the commitment scheme comprising at least a transaction blinding factor; generating a first key of a symmetric key pair; encrypting a combination of the transaction blinding factor and the transaction amount t with the first key; and transmitting the transaction commitment value T and the encrypted combination to a recipient node associated with a recipient of the transaction for the recipient node to verify the transaction. The first key is a symmetrical key generated with Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange protocol that can be used to encrypt/decrypt the random numbers and the plaintext balances, thus providing convenient management. The method provides a robust privacy protection for transaction amounts, asset values, and blinding factors in commitment schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Baoli Ma, Wenbin Zhang, Huanyu Ma, Zheng Liu, Jiahui Cui
  • Patent number: 11269573
    Abstract: A policy-based system is implemented to allow access to a private domain to print using a public domain. The private domain includes private servers that store documents. The public domain includes servers and a printing device. A public policy server uses a domain list and a protocol connection with a private authentication server to validate a user and identify which private domain to access. The public policy server receives requests from the printing device to process a print job of a document in the private domain. The policy-based system also determines whether printing operations may occur in a public printing service. A public print server determines whether to allow printing for a user in an organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Daisaku Nagano, Hiroyuki Takaishi, Jin Liang, Tai Yu Chen, Michael Ong Martin
  • Patent number: 11271863
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a server, comprising a processing system including a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations including receiving a request from a mobile device of a user having an account to access a first mobile application of a plurality of mobile applications, wherein each of the plurality of mobile applications is embedded into a single bundled application, and wherein the single bundled application is downloaded onto the mobile device, determining whether the mobile device has permissions for access to the first mobile application and whether the mobile device is executing the single bundled application, and sending permissions data to the mobile device that enables the mobile device via the account to access the first mobile application. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Petys, Shiu Y. Chong, Andreea Cuculeanu, Alan N. Dunn, Andrew J Laird, Timothy Smith, Kenneth A. Williams, Philip Yeung
  • Patent number: 11263342
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for controlling use of sensitive data. A heartbeat signal conveying a context identifier is transmitted into areas where access to sensitive data is granted to authorized users. In response to receiving a request to access the sensitive data, access may be granted if the context identifier in the request matches the context identifier in the heartbeat and denied otherwise. If the requestor has exceeded an access threshold, access may be granted at a reduced rate. This reduced rate may be achieved by reducing a rate at which encryption keys are provided to the requestor. An access control layer positioned between an application layer and a communication layer allows the application layer to use plaintext of the sensitive data while protecting the sensitive data as ciphertext in the communication layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventors: Harihara Varma Indukuri, Can Emre Koksal
  • Patent number: 11263332
    Abstract: A computer system, processor, and method for processing information is disclosed that includes watching logical operations to detect unauthorized attempts to access a register, and taking evasive action in response to detecting unauthorized attempts to access the register. In an embodiment, the register is a hidden, secret, restricted, or undocumented register, and the method further includes, in response to unauthorized attempts to access the secret register, locking the contents of the secret register. The evasive action may include one or more of interrupting the operations of the processor; causing the processor to shut-down, malfunction, lock, self-destruct; no longer providing read or write permission or access to the register; releasing data disguised to look like the real register data while not releasing the real data; and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Fredrickson, Chad Albertson, Scott D. Frei, David G. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 11263848
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a processor programmed to validate, using a public key of a lender device, authenticity of a file including permissions for a borrower device signed using a private key of a lender device, and responsive to validating, using a public key of a borrower device, a session request from the borrower device signed with a private key of the borrower device, establish a secure connection with the borrower device over which access to the vehicle is granted per the permissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Mohamad Suleiman, Vijayababu Jayaraman, Mohamad Nasser, Karl Nathan Clark, John Naum Vangelov
  • Patent number: 11250156
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques to enhance the security of physically delivered packages, items, or products, including postal mail. An article of manufacture associated with the enhanced security of one or more embodiments of the present disclosure can include: a container with a postage, a physical medium in the container, wherein the physical medium contains a sender message embodied on the surface of the physical medium, and wherein the sender message comprises: an unencrypted message, and two or more encrypted portions of a plurality of terms of service, where each of the two or more encrypted portions of the plurality of terms of service are associated with a distinct barcode corresponding to each of the two or more encrypted portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Austin Grant Walters, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad, Vincent Pham, Anh Truong, Kenneth Taylor
  • Patent number: 11250352
    Abstract: The SECURE ANONYMOUS TRANSACTION APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“SAT”) transform hardware-verified user authentication requests via SAT components into secure transaction notifications. In one implementation, the SAT obtains a secure anonymous transaction user authentication request. The SAT verifies the authenticity of a user, using the secure anonymous transaction user authentication request. The SAT obtains an authenticated purchase order, in response to which it generates a one-time anonymous card account. Using the one-time card account, the SAT generates an anonymized purchase order for a merchant, and provides the anonymized purchase order. On obtaining a purchase notification for the anonymized purchase order, the SAT provides a real-time notification for a user of the purchase notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventor: Ayman Hammad
  • Patent number: 11244131
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for accessing medical information, the method comprising; receiving, by one or more processors, a first set of data, wherein the first set of data is associated with a user account, assigning, by one or more processors, a first code to the user account, wherein the code is readable by a code reading device, activating, by one or more processors, the first code, wherein the first set of data is connected to the first code, receiving, by one or more processors, confirmation that the first code is scanned by the code reading device, providing, by one or more processors, the first set of data to the code reading device, and collecting, by one or more processors, a second set of data from the code reading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Marcus Sassan Motamedi
  • Patent number: 11244030
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to maintain content rights parameters associated with media content and a user where the content rights parameters include limits to distribution of the media content to a plurality of communication devices associated with the user and where a portion of the plurality of communication devices use different communication protocols from another portion of the plurality of communication devices, monitor for access to the media content by one communication device of the plurality of communication devices of the user, and obtain rights control data that is adapted to allow for presentation of the media content by the one communication device of the user where the rights control data is generated based on the content rights parameters. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Chow, David Piepenbrink, James Sofos
  • Patent number: 11240744
    Abstract: A method for fee-charging data of an application transmitted on a section of a communication network, implemented in a device for accessing the network. The method includes: detecting an activation of the application; transmitting an identification message including information relating to the identification of the application intended for an entity for managing sections of the network; receiving, from the entity for managing sections of the network, a notification message including at least one identifier of a section of the network and of fee-charging parameters associated with the at least one identifier; and, depending on the received message, initializing the fee-charging of the data of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Nicolas Bihannic, Jean-Michel Cornily, Isabelle Finkler
  • Patent number: 11237783
    Abstract: A policy-based printing system is implemented to allow access to a private domain to print using a public domain. The private domain includes private servers that store documents. The public domain includes servers and a printing device. A public policy server uses a domain list and a protocol connection with a private authentication server to validate a user and identify which private domain to access. The public policy server receives requests from the printing device to process a print job of a document in the private domain. A user account may be used for personal and business printing by the user. The status of a document is determined and treated according to whether the document is a personal document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jin Liang, Tai Yu Chen, Michael Ong Martin
  • Patent number: 11232219
    Abstract: Removing protections on a session-key protected design include receiving a double encrypted vendor private key and an encrypted session key. The double encrypted vendor private key is decrypted into a single encrypted vendor-private key using a user private key, and the single encrypted vendor-private key is decrypted into a vendor private key using a vendor pass phrase. The encrypted session key is decrypted into a session key using the vendor private key, and the session-key protected design is decrypted into a plain design using the session key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Bin Ochotta, Alec J. Wong, Nghia Do, Dennis McCrohan, David A. Knol, Premduth Vidyanandan, Satyam Jani
  • Patent number: 11232231
    Abstract: Mechanisms for generating documents with confidential information are provided, the systems comprising: a memory; and a first collection of at least of one hardware processor coupled to the memory and configured to: receive from a user device a request for a first document with confidential information; generate a second document, that corresponds to the first document, with at least one token corresponding to the confidential information; transmit the second document to a second collection of at least one hardware processor in a high-trust network that is entitled to access the confidential information; receive from the second collection of at least one hardware processor in the high-trust network a uniform resource locator (URL) corresponding to the first document; and transmit the URL to the user device. In some of these mechanisms, the user device is in the high trust network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Institutional Capital Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael November, Thomas M. Fortin
  • Patent number: 11227690
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving, for each of a plurality of subjects, each having a specified type of cardiovascular or cardiometabolic disease and receiving at least one specified therapy from a set of therapies for treating cardiovascular and cardiometabolic diseases, a first score representing a first genetic predisposition in said subject to respond to one or more of said set of therapies; at a training stage, training a machine learning model on a training set comprising: (i) all of said first scores, and labels associated with a response in each of said subjects to said at least one specified therapy; and at an inference stage, apply said trained machine learning model to a target said first score received with respect to a target subject, to predict a response in said target subject to at least one of said therapies in said set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: OPENDNA LTD.
    Inventors: Evangelos Evangelou, Eran Feldhay, Erez Ornan
  • Patent number: 11223613
    Abstract: Systems and methods for allowing one or more users to access a number of tenant systems in a multi-tenant cloud environment are disclosed. The method includes registering a user to the tenant systems based on an identity information received from the user. The same identity information is associated with each of the tenant systems. The method also includes creating an account corresponding to each of the tenant systems for the user. The method further includes allowing the user to access one or more of the tenant systems based on the identity information entered by the user. The user accesses the tenant systems by entering the same identity information. Further, the same identity information is used for identifying the user in each of the tenant systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: CloudBlue LLC
    Inventors: Swarup Das, David Hou Chang, David Wippich
  • Patent number: 11222140
    Abstract: Mechanisms (which can include systems, methods, and computer readable media) for generating documents with confidential information are provided, the mechanisms comprising: receiving, using a first collection of at least one hardware processor, a first document from a second collection of at least one hardware processor; replacing, using the first collection of at least one hardware processor, at least one token in the first document to produce a second document; causing the second document to be stored; and transmitting a uniform resource locator (URL) corresponding to the second document to the second collection of at least one hardware processor. In some of these mechanisms, the mechanisms further comprise serving the first document to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Institutional Capital Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael November, Thomas M. Fortin
  • Patent number: 11216590
    Abstract: Mechanisms for generating documents with confidential information are provided, the mechanisms comprising: sending, from a user device, a request for a first document with confidential information to a first collection of at least one hardware processor in a low-trust network that is not entitled to access the confidential information; receive a uniform resource locator (URL) corresponding to the first document from the first collection of at least one hardware processor at the user device; request, from the user device, the first document using the URL from a second collection of at least one hardware processor in a high-trust network that is entitled to access the confidential information; receive the first document at the user device; and cause the first document to be presented. In some of these mechanisms, the user device is in the high trust network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Institutional Capital Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael November, Thomas M. Fortin
  • Patent number: 11216569
    Abstract: A data conversion unit that converts all or part of first data including secret target information and a part including the secret target information, into second data for reading or viewing; a masking processing unit that performs masking processing on the second data, thereby generating masking data; a storage unit that stores the masking data; and an output unit that outputs the masking data stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: PROSPER CREATIVE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Kawabata
  • Patent number: 11212112
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of nodes, an individual one of which transmits data to which a group signature is attached, and a plurality of management servers that are directly connected to each other. An individual one of the plurality of management servers includes a ledger for managing data received from the nodes. Addition of data to the ledger of at least one of the plurality of management servers is reflected on the ledgers of the other management servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazue Sako, Isamu Teranishi
  • Patent number: 11204902
    Abstract: A method for archiving data relative to a user equipped with an electronic apparatus and having a user account on a server including a database, the method including: transmitting the data relative to the user from an electronic device to the server; storing the data relative to the user in a first container of the database of the server; generating, by the server, a temporary reference associated with the first container of the database; transmitting the temporary reference from the server to the electronic apparatus; accessing the data relative to the user from the electronic apparatus, a connection between the electronic apparatus and the server having been established previously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Christophe Guionneau, Matthieu Isoard, Xavier Plattard
  • Patent number: 11204981
    Abstract: A system may include a central computational instance disposed within a remote network management platform, where the central computational instance provides authoritative representations of software application licensing information to other computational instances, and where the other computational instances are dedicated to respective managed networks. The system may also include a particular computational instance that is configured to receive a representation of particular software application licensing information for a particular software application installed within the particular computational instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: David Terry, Neha Dube, Saurabh Khetan, Parvathavardhini Shankaranarayanan
  • Patent number: 11204904
    Abstract: Techniques associated with data management and distribution are described, including receiving at a content distribution and management system activity data associated with a user from a client, the client having an interface configured to display commercial content and a player configured to access the content distribution and management system, storing the activity data in a database, displaying the commercial content using the interface, receiving other activity data associated with the user from the client, storing the other activity data in the database, determining other commercial content to display using the activity data and the other activity data, and displaying the other commercial content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: 1776 Media Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Lourdeaux
  • Patent number: 11196545
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and devices for crowdsourcing an outcome to an issue through a platform. The method includes receiving voting data comprising a vote for an election from a user associated with an account facilitated by a voting server. The method includes generating a record for storing the voting data, wherein the record includes: a hashed identifier assigned to the user of the account, a public key assigned to the user of the account, and the voting data. The method includes broadcasting the record to a distributed network and storing the record on a blockchain database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Santilli, Benjamin Casha
  • Patent number: 11194931
    Abstract: Provided is a server device including a risk value acquisition unit that acquires a risk value in a case in which a user's anonymous information leaks and a processing execution unit that associates an anonym ID for identifying the anonymous information with the anonymous information. In a case in which the risk value exceeds a predetermined threshold value, the processing execution unit executes at least any of processing of switching the anonym ID associated with the anonymous information or processing of differentiating anonym IDs associated with a plurality of pieces of division information obtained through division of the anonymous information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinya Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11195610
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed herein for generating and sending priority alert notifications based on medical information, such as, for example, medical information obtained from analyzing medical images. In one embodiment, the method comprises: determining, using an image analysis engine, whether one or more features in a medical image of a patient meet predefined criteria, the predefined criteria being indicative of a medical condition; determining, using the image analysis engine, whether an alert notification is to be sent regarding results of determining whether the one or more features in the medical image meet the predefined criteria; and sending the alert notification with indicia indicative of a priority level if the one or more features in the medical image meet the predefined criteria, including sending medical information that prompted the image analysis engine to send the notification at the priority level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Takuya Shimomura, William Lacy
  • Patent number: 11190495
    Abstract: Methods for secure communications using one-time pad encryption are provided. In one aspect, a method includes generating and sharing, via proximity inter-device communication, unique device codes on each of multiple devices to be paired or grouped together, intermixing the device codes to generate a one-time pad code, generating a random block of data based on the one-time pad code, persisting the one-time pad code and random block of data over each device, and encrypting/decrypting messages between the paired or grouped devices. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Colossio, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Jaroch
  • Patent number: 11182506
    Abstract: An Intelligent Platform (“IP”) comprises a Platform that employs an instance of a Software Defined Device (I-SDD) such that the Values of a set of Variables in an I-SDD shall reflect the Device State of interest at any given time. Whenever the Value of a Variable in I-SDD is changed, it could cause the Device to change to a different Device State.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: devicebook Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Yen, Raymond Lo, Wingshun Ho, Sourabh Ladha, John Masin
  • Patent number: 11184673
    Abstract: Media content items is provided to content consumers for playback and consumption includes plurality of nodes interacting with each other in accordance with defined protocol in communication network. A first node receives a request for playback of a media content from a content consumer. A second node owns the requested media content and provides media content rights to the first participant and/or the content consumer. The first node further provides media content metadata to the consumer device for consumption. A plurality of instances of a distributed media rights transaction ledger, associated with respective node, includes a plurality of media content rights transactions corresponding to an acquisition of the media content rights by the first participant and/or content consumer prior to the consumption of the media content. The plurality of media content rights transactions is categorized, defined, and managed by plurality of nodes in accordance with the defined protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Paul Webb, Nishith Kumar Sinha
  • Patent number: 11184336
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for validating public keys pinned to services or servers on private networks. A client device can request a first certificate from a trust service. The client device can then validate that the first certificate from the trust service is signed by a preinstalled certificate stored on the client device. Subsequently, the client device can receive a uniform resource locator identifying a network location of a secure sockets layer (SSL) pinning service, wherein the SSL pinning service is configured to provide a hash value for a first public key issued to a computing device. Finally, the client device can receive a second public key from the trust service, wherein the second public key is configured to encrypt network traffic sent to the SSL pinning service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: AirWatch LLC
    Inventor: Jonathon Deriso
  • Patent number: 11169907
    Abstract: A method for testing a web service is disclosed, the method including testing, by a testing application executing on a client computing system, a web service running at least partially on a server computing system. The testing includes directing a web browser of the client computing system to simulate user interaction with the web service to perform a particular operation that includes a particular set of sub-operations. The directing includes issuing one or more requests to perform the particular set of sub-operations. The testing also includes recording test information based on responses received from the web service in response to performing the particular set of sub-operations. The test information includes latency information for at least one of the sub-operations of the particular set. The method also includes presenting, by the client computing system, a user interface having a graphical element depicting an analysis of the recorded test information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Arjun Shetty, Sandeep Bansal
  • Patent number: 11169954
    Abstract: A retail payment, advertising, and content switching system and method are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a secure content source or a non-secure content source is allowed to drive a customer user interface, respectively, without compromising security requirements. The content may be video, audio, prompts, or any other type of content. A secure controller is provided to control one or more user input devices and a user interface access module to control whether a secure source or a non-secure source drives the user interface, depending on the security mode of the system. The secure controller, the user interface access module, and the customer input devices are provided in an anti-tampering module. The secure controller prevents the non-secure source from providing unauthorized prompts on the customer user interface to “fake out” the customer so that sensitive customer information is not passed “in the clear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: GILBARCO INC.
    Inventors: Giovanni Carapelli, Paolo Filippini, Michael E. Williams
  • Patent number: 11170373
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for operating a consumer mobile device to consummate an online purchase transaction. In some embodiments, the process features a mobile device processor that receives a mobile device single screen checkout request, initializes a single screen checkout application, and displays a single screen checkout user interface on a touch screen component. The single screen checkout user interface partially overlays a merchant checkout webpage, and includes purchase transaction options and a cardholder verification method (CVM) request message. The process also includes receiving user input responsive to the CVM request message, and displaying a transaction confirmed message on the touch screen component when the user input satisfies the CVM request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventor: Paul Michael Dellostritto
  • Patent number: 11163859
    Abstract: A computer system comprising a processor and a memory for storing instructions, that when executed by the processor performs a copy protection method. The copy protection method comprises executing a software loop of a first software application in a first operating system. A first call is executed in the software loop to a code portion. A decrypted code portion of the first software application is executed in a second operating system in response to the first call. The code portion is decrypted in response to a successful validation of the first software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Tamasi, Timothy Paul Lottes, Bojan Skaljak, Fedor Fomichev, Andrew Leighton Edelsten, Jay Huang, Ashutosh Gajanan Rege, Keith Brian Galocy