Usage Or Charge Determination Patents (Class 705/52)
  • Patent number: 10733306
    Abstract: A secure filesystem provides write-only access with limited read. The filesystem stores data as an encrypted block on a user machine using a symmetric (active) key, along with metadata including a read condition. While the read condition is valid, local applications can read the data using the active key. When the read condition becomes invalid, the active key is deleted so local applications no longer have access. However, the filesystem encrypts the active key to yield an inactive key, using an RSA public key. The corresponding private key is sent to an authorized party machine, but deleted from the user machine. Thus the user machine is unable to decrypt the inactive key, but the authorized party machine can still read the data by first decrypting the inactive key using the private key to regenerate the active key, and then decrypting the encrypted block using the regenerated active key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jia Jun Brandon Lum, Alaa Youssef, Diana J. Arroyo
  • Patent number: 10698972
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a change made to a page that is accessible through a social networking system. A page update story that describes the change can be generated. The page update story to be published through the social networking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Wang, Komal Kapoor, Bradley Ray Green, Ryan Farina
  • Patent number: 10686726
    Abstract: The invention discloses a resource optimization method for a mobile browser based on cloud-client cooperation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Peking University
    Inventors: Gang Huang, Xuanzhe Liu, Yun Ma, Xinyang Wang, Yi Liu, Mengwei Xu, Meihua Yu
  • Patent number: 10673607
    Abstract: In an example embodiment disclosed herein, a first clock is allowed to synchronize with a second clock as long as the time difference between the first and second clocks is less than a predefined limit. If the time difference between the clocks is not less than the predefined limit, the first clock does not synchronize with the second clock until a predefined activity has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Diebold Nlxdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory S. Ray, Kenneth Varn, David R. McCortney
  • Patent number: 10628559
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter includes techniques for application management including a managed application storefront module to return an access mechanism for a subset of purchasable applications to a storefront based on user information. An example system can also include a recording module to store usage information for the subset of purchasable applications accessed from the storefront. The usage information can include the user information, organization information, and an application version for each of the subset of purchasable applications accessed by the user. Another example system can include an administrative module to regulate access of the user, based on information recorded by the recording module, to a purchasable application of the subset of purchasable applications. In an example, this application management system, and its related techniques, can be used in ground up trial of applications by a large number of users, such as employees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Mowatt, Phil Smail, Jeff James
  • Patent number: 10621329
    Abstract: Techniques for a resource management advice service are provided. In some examples, resource management advice and/or instructions may be provided for use with mobile devices, mobile applications, cloud applications, and/or other web-based applications. For example a mobile client may request to perform one or more resource management operations associated with a service provider. Based at least in part on the requested operation and/or the particular service provider, advice and/or instructions for managing the resource may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay Sondhi, Ching-Wen Chu, Beomsuk Kim
  • Patent number: 10617350
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system or biological sensor configured to detect adverse conditions experienced by a user and to mitigate such adverse conditions by providing the user mitigation instructions determined according to a behavioral profile of the user. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Ehrhart, David E. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10601794
    Abstract: A processing device of a media server selects a media item to be provided to users via a satellite broadcast system, encrypts the media item using an encryption key to generate an encrypted media item, and transmits the encrypted media item to the satellite broadcast system via a first communication protocol. The processing device receives a request from a user device for authorization to decrypt the encrypted media item obtained by the user device via a direct connection with the satellite broadcast system. The request is received by the media server via a second communication protocol that is different from the first communication protocol. The processing device determines whether the user device is authorized to decrypt the encrypted media item, and transmits a key for decrypting the encrypted media item in response to the user device being authorized to decrypt the encrypted media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Arvind Srinivasan, Adrian Isles, Robert Anderson, Shipra Malhotra
  • Patent number: 10601962
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data from a mobile communication device to a remote server across a wireless network is described. The method comprising the following steps. Data is transmitted from an application executing on the mobile communication device using a standard reliable communication protocol. Prior to transmitting the data across the wireless network, receipt of the data is acknowledged, thereby simulating, to the application, receipt of the data by the remote server. Data is transmitted from the mobile communication device to the remote server using an intermediary communication protocol. A mobile communication device and a system implementing the method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CTH Lending Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jakub Schmidtke, Paul Ward
  • Patent number: 10592694
    Abstract: Components of a system for generating anonymized data from timestamped event data are disclosed. The generation of anonymized data is performed in accordance with an anonymization configuration. The anonymization configuration includes information regarding the source of the event data, particulars about the anonymization process that transforms the clear event data from the source into an anonymized form, and particulars about the destination and characteristics for the output dataset. A graphical user interface permits development of anonymization configurations in an interactive, iterative way. The configured anonymizer employs methods and options to produce anonymized data with superior usability as a substitute for real world data, including a mode to effectively emulate live data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventor: David Carasso
  • Patent number: 10565167
    Abstract: Co-authoring of a digital content file using content contributed by peer devices in a peer-to-peer communications network is described. A local copy of the digital content file is stored in each of plural peer communications devices disposed in a multi-node communications network. The contents of the local copies of the digital content file stored in at least two peer communications devices are compared and in an event the local copies of the digital content file stored in a peer communications device is missing content that is contained in the other compared peer communications devices, the missing content is merged into the local copy of the digital content file stored in the peer communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Philip James Kinsman, Harvey Christopher Howard Medcalf, Ho Fai Ko, Adam Bruce Kinsman
  • Patent number: 10558787
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, devices, systems and computer-executable instructions for managing software in threat-monitoring systems. One such method comprises receiving a plurality of licence identifiers identifying respective licences available for assignment to a threat monitoring system. The method further comprises receiving a selection of at least one of the licence identifiers. The method also comprises uploading, to the threat monitoring system, an activation tool for activating at least one operational function of the threat monitoring system, the at least one operational function corresponding to the selected at least one licence identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: VSK Electronics NV
    Inventors: Kurt Pattyn, Wim van Glabeke, Gerdy Maelbrancke
  • Patent number: 10546105
    Abstract: A digital platform enables 3D printing where the designs are protected from piracy/redistribution. A single board computer (SBC) communicates with a first server and a second server. The SBC requests a unique hardware ID from the first server, which assigns and sends the ID to the SBC. The SBC submits the ID and a secret key to the second server to request registration of a user and a printer, and the second server sends private certs, a client ID, and a unique public identifier to the SBC. The second server also receives and stores 3D print designs through a designer portal, and on-demand displays the designs in a GUI screen. The SBC user may purchase a 3D print design, and the second server, in response, sends an access token to the SBC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KaBOODL, INC.
    Inventors: Francesco L Posillico, Timothy Allan Page
  • Patent number: 10540707
    Abstract: Provided is a commercial information providing system that provides commercial information intended by the administrator in the commercial information suitable for a response to the user. The commercial information providing system includes a control device and an information providing device. The control device is connectable to a database and configured to perform processing of extracting a set of commercial information to be provided from a plurality of sets of commercial information and a response template to be used from a plurality of response templates based on question information input from a user interface and creating response information using the response template. The response information includes a set of commercial information selected from the extracted the set of commercial information based on the priority level. The information providing device is configured to provide the response information created by the control device to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Kengo Takeda
  • Patent number: 10528705
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for determining whether a subscription for using digital content on a user device has elapsed. The method compares a first collision free image of a first set of entities in the user device with a second collision free image for a second set of entities in the user device at a second instance in time. Based on the comparison, the method determines whether the subscription has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Augustin J. Farrugia, Gianpaolo Fasoli
  • Patent number: 10524012
    Abstract: A method and system for establishing the ISC session among one or more communication devices for a content viewing and/or a communication to enable integration of the content viewing and the communication is provided. The integration or convergence of the content viewing and the communication provides an immersive user experience to one or more ISC users in the ISC environment participating in the ISC session including a self ISC session, a one to one ISC session or a group ISC session. The method allows an initiator ISC client to append one or more first parameters in a first SIP INVITE for the content viewing and one or more second parameters in a second SIP INVITE for the communication. The common appended parameters such as an ISCConvergenceID indicate the media function and the communication function to integrate the communication with respect to the content viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ashok Kumar Selvaraj, Basavaraj Jayawant Pattan, Kyung-Tak Lee, Gyubong Oh
  • Patent number: 10516872
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory storing a digital envelope and a wavefront demultiplexing (WFD) device which receives M input streams concurrently, M being an integer greater than 1, performs a WFD transformation on the M input streams, and generates M output streams concurrently. A first input stream includes wavefront multiplexed digital identifiers for digital right management. A second input stream is the digital envelope. The first input stream presented in a digital format appears to human perception as having identical features to the digital envelope presented in the digital format. Each output stream is a linear combination of the M input streams such that the digital identifiers are recovered from at least one of the M output streams. The digital envelope is a data file used by a sender to send the M input streams and is scaled with a magnification factor greater than 1 in the WFD transformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Donald C. D. Chang, Juo-Yu Lee, Jeffrey C. Chang, Steve K. Chen
  • Patent number: 10511596
    Abstract: A first terminal and a server, wherein the first terminal is configured to authenticate the server by: generating a first authentication token, being a data structure to be used for authenticating a first computing device to a second computing device; and sending the first authentication token to the server, wherein the server is configured for receiving the first authentication token and authenticate it; generating a second authentication token for the first terminal; and send the second authentication token to the first terminal, whereby the first terminal is configured for receiving the second authentication token and authenticate it, thereby performing a mutual authentication of the first terminal and the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: KELISEC AB
    Inventor: Elise Revell
  • Patent number: 10506440
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium and apparatus for detecting a tethering function being performed by an endpoint device in a communications network are disclosed. For example, the method analyzes a data packet directed towards the endpoint device, detects a signature based upon analyzing the data packet, and identifies the endpoint device as performing the tethering function based upon detecting the signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Erman, Alexandre Gerber, Oliver Spatscheck
  • Patent number: 10496725
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising program code which when executed by an apparatus causes the apparatus to effect the method, for pre-fetching web content. Preferably, a proxy server performs the pre-fetching. Techniques such, for example, as executing Javascript in pre-fetched pages, modifying pre-fetched pages to address URL generation involving random numbers or dates, using cookie information or browser specifics when performing pre-fetching of pages, and injecting Javascript to measure response time may be performed, by way of example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas M. Dillon
  • Patent number: 10467618
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed which allow a mobile device user to complete financial transactions even when the mobile device is not connected to a wireless network. The systems, methods, and devices of the present disclosure may utilize a combination of an encrypted lockbox containing out of network payment codes on the mobile device and a matching set of out of network payment codes stored on a server of a payment authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CRIA INC.
    Inventor: William O. White
  • Patent number: 10459766
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a novel system for a multidimensional (or “N-dimensional”) services framework. The framework may be used to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of various services along multiple dimensions which may be specified by the system or be added to the framework in the future. By evaluating the various possibilities and opportunities to modify the services as the services reach varying levels of maturity, the services may be compared with one another to establish the relational impacts among the services tracked by the system. Through the use of the N-dimensional framework, an entity may be better able to prioritize resources allocated toward the enhancement of certain evaluated services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon Sloane, Cora Yan Quon, Tracie Buffington Wescott, Rachel Yun Kim Bierner, John Howard Kling, Mark Earl Brubaker, Brian Diederich
  • Patent number: 10432693
    Abstract: A method is provided for enabling the signing/dedication of information objects including a celebrity accessing a signature/dedication queue of information objects, the celebrity, by operation of a signature/dedication utility associating a signature/dedication of the one or more information objects, and distributing the information object(s) to the intended buyer/recipient such that the system is operable to validate that the celebrity signed/dedicated the information object(s) delivered to the buyer/recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SYNGRAFII INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Matthew Mann Gibson, Martin John Warren, Boris Albert Koechlin, Ravi Dave
  • Patent number: 10425439
    Abstract: A non-transitory machine-readable media embodying instructions executable by one or more processors to perform a method is provided. In one aspect, the method includes receiving, from a first computing device associated with a first account, a request for interaction with a second computing device associated with a second account, wherein the first account is assigned a quota for interacting with one or more accounts. The method includes determining a cost associated with the interaction. The method includes, when the quota exceeds the cost, determining that the interaction is allowed and deducting the cost from the quota. Systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Bharadwaj Subramanian, Matthew Knouse, Charles Zaffaroni
  • Patent number: 10404834
    Abstract: A client can request, from a server, files needed to run a web application at the client (e.g., via a client web browser). The server can serve the requested files to the client along with a file identifier for each of the files. The file identifier for a respective file can be generated dynamically based on the contents of the respective file. When the requested files and the file identifiers are received at the client, the client can dynamically generate a validation code based on the file identifiers. Similarly, at the server, a verification code can be generated dynamically based on the file identifiers transmitted. To verify that the client has the appropriate files for running the web application, the server can compare the validation and verification codes. If the two codes match, then it can be verified that the client has the appropriate files for the web application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Paul Baranowski
  • Patent number: 10397048
    Abstract: There is provided a network system comprising, in accordance with an embodiment, a lookup unit, a clearing unit having a storage device and a client unit. The client unit is adapted for providing user-related data to the lookup unit, wherein the user-related data is based on user-specific data, the user-specific data is associated with a user, and the user-related data allows for unambiguous identification of the user-specific data. Further, the lookup unit is adapted for retrieving identification data from the clearing unit by using the user-related data, wherein the identification data is associated with the user-specific data, and the clearing unit is adapted for retrieving from the storage device the identification data associated with the user-specific data. The clearing unit is adapted for providing the identification data to the lookup unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt Kammerer, Volker Schmid
  • Patent number: 10395253
    Abstract: A system and method to select, secure, and monetize shared digital content by authenticating peers across digital networks and platforms, and independently controlling and monetizing access to said shared digital content with others across the same platforms from their mobile devices. Authors may privately control and authorize user mobile access to shared digital content according to device, location, behavior, time and knowledge authentication contexts and independently secure and monetize said content with one or more of those peers in real-time across any messaging or communication network, either by value or by reference. Recipients may perform required authentication and may execute required P2P payments to sender to gain access to said shared digital content on their mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: LiveEnsure, Inc.
    Inventor: Christian J. Hessler
  • Patent number: 10387927
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for managing the entitlement of digital assets. System identifier data associated with a target system, including its unique system identifier, is received, along with digital assets selection data corresponding to digital assets data to be processed by the target system. The system identifier data is processed with the digital assets selection data to generate digital assets entitlement data. The digital assets data and the digital assets entitlement data is then provided to a personalization agent associated with the target system. In turn, the personalization agent processes the digital assets entitlement data and the digital assets data for installation on the target system, thereby entitling the system to process the installed digital assets data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Clint H. O'Connor, Gary D. Huber, Michael Haze, William A. Curtis
  • Patent number: 10374919
    Abstract: A resource manager may monitor resources offered by a resource provider. The resource manager receives computing metrics from the resources and may perform a management action when a customer defined usage limit is satisfied. The management action may include the resource manager generating an alert, or the resource manager preventing the customer from further accessing the resources offered by the resource provider. The resource manager may also be used to reduce the cost of running a customer's application that uses resources offered by the service provider. The resource manager may also receive business metrics from the customer and determine rates of return using the business metrics and the computing metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Derek S. Pai, Michael R. Foster, David John Ward, Jr., Christopher B. Barclay, Gautam S. Shanbhag
  • Patent number: 10348844
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a monitoring method and device for pushing effect of pushing information. The monitoring method for the pushing effect of the pushing information includes: monitoring user Identifiers (ID) accessing a target website, wherein the target website is a website which displays the pushing information; monitoring user ID accessing a preset website; and determining the pushing effect of the pushing information according to first ID and second ID, wherein the first ID are the monitored user ID accessing the target website, and the second ID are the monitored user ID accessing the preset website. By the disclosure, the problem of incapability in making a statistic about the pushing effect of the pushing information in the conventional art is solved, and the effect of quantitatively monitoring the pushing effect of the pushing information is further achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING GRIDSUM TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guosheng Qi, Fei Dai, Yongjian Huang, Guofa Yu
  • Patent number: 10325089
    Abstract: Techniques for a resource management advice service are provided. In some examples, resource management advice and/or instructions may be provided for use with mobile devices, mobile applications, cloud applications, and/or other web-based applications. For example a mobile client may request to perform one or more resource management operations associated with a service provider. Based at least in part on the requested operation and/or the particular service provider, advice and/or instructions for managing the resource may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay Sondhi, Ching-Wen Chu, Beomsuk Kim
  • Patent number: 10327137
    Abstract: The solution introduces a method and system in a network node of a telecommunication network such as the MME. The method includes receiving, from an eNodeB, an attach request that originated from a UE, the attach request including an identifier associated with a subscriber of the UE; checking a UE blacklist to determine whether the identifier in the attach request is on the UE blacklist; in response to the UE identifier being on the UE blacklist: rejecting the attach request; updating a success rate metric to reflect the failed attach request; comparing the success rate metric to a threshold; and in response to a decrease in the success rate metric below the threshold, recognizing a malicious attack and taking mitigating steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Mavenir Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Molina, Ravi Danda, Dipankar Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 10317859
    Abstract: Methods and systems for playing personalized music are described. The methods and systems can automatically play music based on the musical preferences of a user in a vicinity of a music player. The preferences of the user are received or retrieved, and the music played is tailored to the user's preferences. The methods and systems select songs that match or are similar to a musical preference of a user, such as songs in the same genre, style, or by the same artist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Vijay Lakshminarayanan
  • Patent number: 10311246
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE). The UE comprises a memory module, wherein the memory module is one of a subscriber identity module (SIM), a universal integrated circuit card (UICC), a universal subscriber identity module (USIM), or a removable user identity module (R-UIM), wherein clock signals from a second clock component are input to the memory module. The memory module comprises an application stored in a trusted security zone in the second non-transitory memory, that when executed by the second processor in the trusted security zone, wherein the second operating system accesses the second processor to implement instructions for applications in the second operating system, wherein the trusted security zone provides hardware assisted trust, compares a first mobile equipment identifier (MEID) stored in the first non-transitory memory with a second MEID stored in the memory module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle W. Paczkowski, Robert L. Spanel, Robert E. Urbanek
  • Patent number: 10306317
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices secure content in memory. The content includes a lock that prohibits reading the content from memory. Prior to expiration of the lock the content cannot be read from the memory. However, a preview option allows at least a portion of the content to be accessed. The preview option provides a preview of the content. At expiration, the content is readable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lloyd T. Whitfield, Randy S. Zimler
  • Patent number: 10299121
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system and method for providing differential service scheme. The present invention provides differential service to one or more secondary device based on exchange of identification information of every secondary device. Further, the present invention discloses mechanism for establishing connection with a primary device, the secondary device and service provider network by authenticating and binding the secondary device. Furthermore, the present invention discloses mechanism for accounting the secondary devices for availing the differential service based on identification information of the secondary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIMITED
    Inventors: Satish Nanjunda Swamy Jamadagni, Sarvesha Anegundi Ganapathi, Pradeep Krishnamurthy Hirisave
  • Patent number: 10277657
    Abstract: A web browsing method using an operation server is provided. The web browsing method makes it possible to view contents without installing a dedicated application program necessary for downloading the content from the website and to automatically log-in the website without performing a log-in operation by the user terminal, using a system including a user terminal, a web server managing a website and the operation server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TERUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Seokgu Yun
  • Patent number: 10262310
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for generating a verifiable download authorization code. A computing device obtains a transaction identifier that corresponds to an acquisition of a digital product by a user. The computing device generates a download authorization code based at least in part on the transaction identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Franklin L. Lobb, Sanjay Govindrao Kulkarni, Andrew McGoogan
  • Patent number: 10257565
    Abstract: One embodiment takes the form of a method and apparatus for creating a customer-specific encryption key for encrypting digital information. The encryption key may be based on a customer number and may be associated with several devices such that the devices may encrypt and decrypt the digital information. Because each device may have the same encryption key, the encrypted data may be encrypted by a first device, transferred from the first device to a second device and decrypted and read by the second device. Thus, encrypted digital information may be shared between devices that generate a customer-specific encryption key from a common customer number. In one embodiment, the customer-specific encryption key may be utilized by a set-top box of a television system to encrypt and decrypt a digitally recorded television program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Nicholas B. Newell, David A. Kummer, Kranti Kilaru, William N. Moran, Jason Anguiano
  • Patent number: 10248937
    Abstract: A method includes receiving purchase data at one or more computing devices associated with a media service provider. The purchase data includes information descriptive of a particular purchase made by a subscriber of the media service provider from a seller, where the seller is independent from the media service provider. The method also includes selecting media content available from the media service provider based on the purchase data. At least a portion of the selected media content is sent to a device associated with the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Fan, Thomas Barrett, Jennifer Lam
  • Patent number: 10185584
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system comprising a physical memory, a processor and a software component. The software component includes a policy/domain handler for receiving data and a policy associated with the data; a hypervisor; and a file management module. The file management module receives a request from a third-party application to interact with a data file containing the data; sends an authorization and tag request to the policy/domain handler to check if the user and application are permitted to access the data, and if permitted, to generate hardware tags for the data file; and sends a secure data request to the hypervisor to create a secure data compartment for the data file and the hardware tags. Based on the authorization and tag request, and the security policy associated with the data, the policy/domain handler generates the hardware tags for the data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Teleputers, LLC
    Inventors: Ruby B. Lee, Pramod A. Jamkhedkar, Yu-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10163171
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a content provider may provide interactive content that is a part of a social networking service. One or more frames may be embedded within the interactive content, where the one or more frames may be provided by a payment application. The payment application may be configured to enable a user to view a list of friends; enable the user to select (i) a fund amount and (ii) a friend from the list of friends to transfer the fund amount from the user to the friend; and communicate, by bypassing the content provider, with a payment host to transfer the fund amount from the user to the friend without additional information about the friend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajendra Kumar Vippagunta, Jon T. Rogers, Artur Barbalho de Oliveira Souza
  • Patent number: 10158984
    Abstract: A service system and method for collecting usage history of a smartphone using a smartphone optimization application, recommending a user-fitting application, and providing a research service based on a reward, include a processor, and a memory. The processor includes a collector configured to collect usage history provided from a terminal according to a control of an optimization application that is installed in the terminal and automatically executed in the terminal for at least one of a security enhancement and performance optimization of the terminal, and an analyzer configured to analyze at least one of a field of interest of the user and a usage pattern of the user about at least one other application installed in the terminal, based on the collected usage history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: NAVER Corporation
    Inventor: YungSeong Lee
  • Patent number: 10140433
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for searching and delivering program content are described herein. A search request may be received from a first user device. One or more content sources in a distributed digital communication network may be searched for program content that satisfies the search criteria. Responsive to determining that the search was unsuccessful, the one or more content sources may be monitored for changes to determine whether at least one change satisfies the search criteria. Data indicative of the at least one matching result may be delivered to a second user device. A selection of a program content item associated with one of the at least one matching result may be received. According to one or more aspects, the selected program content item may be delivered to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast IP Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: John S. McCoskey, William D. Swart, Michael L. Asmussen
  • Patent number: 10117097
    Abstract: Techniques are described for cross-device authorization using a wireless network connection. Computing device(s) may broadcast an identification signal indicating that the device is authorized to access a remote service, and is therefore available to provide an authorization token to a receiving device. The receiving device may determine one of the broadcasting device(s) to use for cross-device authorization. The receiving device may send a request, to the determined broadcasting device, for an authorization token to access the remote service. The broadcasting device may receive the request and transmit a message to a server device indicating that an authorization token is to be provided to the receiving device. Alternatively, the authorization token may be sent directly from the broadcasting device to the receiving device (e.g., over the wireless communication network). On receiving the authorization token, the receiving device may use the it to access the remote service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Brandon Scott Kotara, Cale Riley Spratt, Adrian Borunda, Jeffrey Joseph Szcinski, Richard Tanner
  • Patent number: 10110368
    Abstract: In an example embodiment disclosed herein, a first clock is allowed to synchronize with a second clock as long as the time difference between the first and second clocks is less than a predefined limit. If the time difference between the clocks is not less than the predefined limit, the first clock does not synchronize with the second clock until a predefined activity has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory S. Ray, David R. McCortney, Kenneth Varn
  • Patent number: 10102509
    Abstract: A system, method, device and interface for providing and redeeming an electronic coupon that provides for authenticating access of a user to an electronic coupon server, receiving selection from the user of at least one of an event, transportation, secured location, good, authorization, and service, generating a reservation number corresponding to the selection, encrypting the reservation number based on a first string of characters that is uniquely associated with a mobile device that will be utilized for redeeming the electronic coupon, transmitting the encrypted reservation number to the mobile device, retrieving a second string of characters from the mobile device, wherein the second string of characters corresponds to the first string of characters, decrypting the encrypted reservation number on the mobile device using the retrieved second string of characters, generating the electronic coupon from the decrypted reservation number, and presenting the electronic coupon to an authentication device for rede
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Joseph Arceneaux
  • Patent number: 10102552
    Abstract: A system and process for coordinating streaming content or messages is provided. A network-connected server maintains a database containing media content-related data, such as the text of a message, accompanying media, time of airing, payment and related comments. A user can view these feeds or streams of these consciousness messages by downloading a mobile application or browsing to a website. The application can also be used to create, schedule and pay for a media content message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Mary Anne Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10102648
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards generating an image from a plurality of content layers. The content layers may include secure content that overlaps at least one other content layer. When the image is generated, the secure content may be rendered as a layer below the plurality of content layers. Additionally, each area of content layers that is overlapped by an area of the secure content may be modified to be transparent, where the area of the secure content is visible in the image through each transparently modified area. In some embodiments, an alpha channel value of each pixel in each area of content layers that is overlapped by the secure content may be modified. Secure content and unsecure content at a same layer may be split into different layers, where the unsecure content layer may be rendered at a theoretical secure content layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Eric Vannier, David Kimbal Dorwin
  • Patent number: 10067979
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and method for automatic allocation of tenants to database services. An exemplary method comprises determining a query plan based on a workload for each tenant. A distance metric is created based on the query plan for each tenant, and tenants are clustered based on the distance metric into a predetermined number of clusters which is equal to the predetermined number of databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sanjay Agrawal, Guozhang Wang