Including Third Party For Collecting Or Distributing Payment (e.g., Clearinghouse) Patents (Class 705/53)
  • Patent number: 10262116
    Abstract: A file validation method and system is provided. The method includes retrieving from an authoritative source system, an artifact file. Identification information identifying a requesting user of the artifact file is recorded and associated metadata and a modified artifact file comprising the metadata combined with the artifact file are generated. An encryption key including a first portion and a second portion is generated and the first portion is stored within a central key store database. An encrypted package comprising the modified artifact file and the second portion of the key is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rhonda L. Childress, Michael J. Spisak, George E. Stark
  • Patent number: 10211978
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the detection and prevention of intrusions in data at rest systems such as file systems and web servers. The systems and methods regulate access to sensitive data with minimal dependency on a communications network. Data access is quantitatively limited to minimize the data breaches resulting from, e.g., a stolen laptop or hard drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Protegrity Corporation
    Inventor: Ulf Mattsson
  • Patent number: 10115151
    Abstract: The number of users viewing a given variable directly affects the rate of change and/or outcome of said variable. In the case of eCommerce, pricing of products and/or services is based upon a user accessing a website on which products and/or services are for sale. An initial price indicia associator associates initial price indicia with the products and/or services files. The initial pricing can be based upon historical indicia or the engine itself. Thereafter, a price indicia adjuster adjusts the pricing responsive to user access of the website or related website. A user interface meter shown on the website indicates to potential buyers how much interest there is in the product and/or service being sold so that peer activity is exhibited to potential buyers to encourage sales and impulsive buying behavior. Pricing is dynamic and adjusts in real-time at a rate determined by the amount of users accessing the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PEERACTIVE INC.
    Inventors: David Stein, Nicholas Rosenthal, Robert Arbittier, Nir Golan
  • Patent number: 10110591
    Abstract: A method, system, server and computer-readable medium enable verification of a member of an organization and the generation of a session-specific certificate for the member upon receipt of a status report indicating that the member is in good standing with the organization. When the member logs in, the member's credentials are retrieved from an identification server that enables the identification of web services associated with the organization to which the member belongs. The identification server also provides a personal certificate associated with the member to enable the generation of the session-specific certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CLAWD TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Sebastien Meunier, Pierre Belisle, Guy Dartigues
  • Patent number: 10078675
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of transferring content from a file and a database. In this case, the file includes content instances, each content instance being associated with a respective field, and each field having a respective type. The transfer is achieved by determining the type of each field, and then storing each content instance in a store in accordance with the determined field type of the associated field. Each content instance can then be transferred to the database in accordance with the determined field type. A similar procedure is provided for creating XML files based on content within the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD
    Inventor: Jonathon Peter Irons
  • Patent number: 10031933
    Abstract: A method of negotiating memory record ownership between network nodes, comprising: storing in a memory of a first network node a subset of a plurality of memory records and one of a plurality of file system segments of a file system mapping the memory records; receiving a request from a second network node to access a memory record of the memory records subset; identifying the memory record by using the file system segment; deciding, by a placement algorithm, whether to relocate the memory record, from the memory records subset to a second subset of the plurality of memory records stored in a memory of the second network node; when a relocation is not decided, providing remote access of the memory record via a network to the second network node; and when a relocation is decided, relocating the memory record via the network for management by the second network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventor: Amit Golander
  • Patent number: 9898475
    Abstract: A method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for managing data. In some embodiments, this includes determining a usage level of a file, wherein the file is stored in a first storage system, moving the file to a second storage system based on the determined usage level of the file updating location information in a catalog based on the movement of the file, and performing at least a portion of a query on the file after updating location information in the catalog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sameer Tiwari, Milind Arun Bhandarkar, Bhooshan Deepak Mogal
  • Patent number: 9900323
    Abstract: An electronic media distribution/play system includes a service facility that has a communications network interface and maintains a data file catalog. The catalog is sent over the network to requesting users, and the system processes payments from customers in establishing file access authorizations. Encrypted user-selected files and a player program are transmitted to each customer for metered access to received data files as limited by the authorization, and customers can make additional selections and play the encrypted files freely while the authorization remains established. The system can transmit the data files from local storage, and also provide links to encrypted files that are stored at remote vendor facilities. Authorizations can be for selected portions or class levels of the catalog, and for terms measured as calendar time, play time, and collective number of plays. Also disclosed is a method for facilitating the distribution and accessing of electronic files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Gregg S. Homer
  • Patent number: 9832225
    Abstract: In some embodiments, techniques for computer security comprise preventing and/or mitigating identity theft such as phishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: James A. Roskind
  • Patent number: 9798706
    Abstract: In a method for generating an electronic signature, a web server provides a webpage to be displayed on a touch screen of an electronic device, receives a representative signal of a handwritten signature inputted by a signer and a dynamic image that presents a motion of the signer during signing the handwritten signature captured by the dynamic image capturing module simultaneously with the inputting of the handwritten signature. Afterward, the web server stores the dynamic image as a streaming file, compiles a data file that includes the representative signal and the streaming file, and executes the data file in the webpage as an electronic signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Thinkcloud Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Jen Wu, Chih-Yuan Kuo, Guan-Hong Lu
  • Patent number: 9787469
    Abstract: A method for encrypting data based on all-or-nothing encryption. Data to be encrypted and an encryption key are provided. The data is divided into an odd number of blocks, wherein each of the odd number of blocks has the same size. The blocks are encrypted with the encryption key to obtain an intermediate ciphertext that includes the encrypted blocks. The intermediate ciphertext is linearly transformed based on additive contravalence operations to obtain a final ciphertext.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ghassan Karame, Claudio Soriente, Srdjan Capkun
  • Patent number: 9767175
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of transferring content from a file and a database. In this case, the file includes content instances, each content instance being associated with a respective field, and each field having a respective type. The transfer is achieved by determining the type of each field, and then storing each content instance in a store in accordance with the determined field type of the associated field. Each content instance can then be transferred to the database in accordance with the determined field type. A similar procedure is provided for creating XML files based on content within the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD
    Inventor: Jonathon Peter Irons
  • Patent number: 9715676
    Abstract: A method and system for confirming proper receipt of an e-mail file sent by a sending party over a communications network such as the Internet and intended to be received by a target party. The e-mail file sent by the sending party is properly or improperly delivered to a recipient e-mail address and stored in a data storage location of a recipient computer system. When the accessing party, who may or may not be the intended target party, accesses either the e-mail file itself or an e-mail processing program or user account, various recipient information, including identity information associated with the accessing party, is discovered from the recipient computer system and included in a generated confirmation of receipt notice. The confirmation of receipt notice is subsequently and automatically return transmitted to the sending party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Reuben Bahar
  • Patent number: 9710656
    Abstract: A method for providing security vulnerability information is provided. The method may include checking for the security vulnerability information product supplier servers. The method may further include sending alerts to a security vulnerability administrator associated with a client environment. Additionally, the method may include performing a security check on the security vulnerability administrator to authorize the security vulnerability administrator to receive the security vulnerability information. The method may also include authenticating customers associated with the client environment to authorize the customers to receive the security vulnerability information. The method may further include prompting the authorized security vulnerability administrator to acknowledge an information confidentiality reminder. The method may also include sending an audit record to the product supplier server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Margaret M. Bennett, Barbara J. Bryant, William E. Spencer
  • Patent number: 9710655
    Abstract: A method for providing security vulnerability information is provided. The method may include checking for the security vulnerability information product supplier servers. The method may further include sending alerts to a security vulnerability administrator associated with a client environment. Additionally, the method may include performing a security check on the security vulnerability administrator to authorize the security vulnerability administrator to receive the security vulnerability information. The method may also include authenticating customers associated with the client environment to authorize the customers to receive the security vulnerability information. The method may further include prompting the authorized security vulnerability administrator to acknowledge an information confidentiality reminder. The method may also include sending an audit record to the product supplier server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Margaret M. Bennett, Barbara J. Bryant, William E. Spencer
  • Patent number: 9705670
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the detection and prevention of intrusions in data at rest systems such as file systems and web servers. The systems and methods regulate access to sensitive data with minimal dependency on a communications network. Data access is quantitatively limited to minimize the data breaches resulting from, e.g., a stolen laptop or hard drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Protegrity Corporation
    Inventor: Ulf Mattsson
  • Patent number: 9672126
    Abstract: System, method, computer program product embodiments and combinations and sub-combinations thereof for hybrid data replication are described. Aspects include identifying a type of database data replication, the type including a combination of replication approaches, and managing replication based on the identified type, including coordinated switching from one replication approach to another automatically with transactional consistency maintained among source and target databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SYBASE, INC.
    Inventors: Rhett Dondi Dewall, Heping Shang
  • Patent number: 9602275
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the authenticating a client against a pool of servers utilizing a secure authentication protocol, and, more specifically, to the authenticating a client against a pool of servers providing a common service, utilizing the Kerberos secure authentication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Steven L. Grobman
  • Patent number: 9584538
    Abstract: A method for providing security vulnerability information is provided. The method may include checking for the security vulnerability information product supplier servers. The method may further include sending alerts to a security vulnerability administrator associated with a client environment. Additionally, the method may include performing a security check on the security vulnerability administrator to authorize the security vulnerability administrator to receive the security vulnerability information. The method may also include authenticating customers associated with the client environment to authorize the customers to receive the security vulnerability information. The method may further include prompting the authorized security vulnerability administrator to acknowledge an information confidentiality reminder. The method may also include sending an audit record to the product supplier server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Margaret M. Bennett, Barbara J. Bryant, William E. Spencer
  • Patent number: 9553880
    Abstract: An electronic media distribution/play system includes a service facility that has a communications network interface and maintains a data file catalog. The catalog is sent over the network to requesting users, and the system processes payments from customers in establishing file access authorizations. Encrypted user-selected files and a player program are transmitted to each customer for metered access to received data files as limited by the authorization, and customers can make additional selections and play the encrypted files freely while the authorization remains established. The system can transmit the data files from local storage, and also provide links to encrypted files that are stored at remote vendor facilities. Authorizations can be for selected portions or class levels of the catalog, and for terms measured as calendar time, play time, and collective number of plays. Also disclosed is a method for facilitating the distribution and accessing of electronic files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Gregg S. Homer
  • Patent number: 9531728
    Abstract: A method for providing security vulnerability information is provided. The method may include checking for the security vulnerability information product supplier servers. The method may further include sending alerts to a security vulnerability administrator associated with a client environment. Additionally, the method may include performing a security check on the security vulnerability administrator to authorize the security vulnerability administrator to receive the security vulnerability information. The method may also include authenticating customers associated with the client environment to authorize the customers to receive the security vulnerability information. The method may further include prompting the authorized security vulnerability administrator to acknowledge an information confidentiality reminder. The method may also include sending an audit record to the product supplier server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Margaret M. Bennett, Barbara J. Bryant, William E. Spencer
  • Patent number: 9521213
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for delivering digital goods using an electronic distribution system. Meta-information is generated for a digital product and stored at a fulfillment server. Upon completion of a transaction between a customer and the supplier of a digital product, a download manager installed at the customer's computer communicates with the fulfillment server using a protocol that ensures secure and reliable delivery of the digital product to the customer. In alternative implementations, the customer can be billed before or after successful delivery of the digital product to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Murugappan Palaniappan
  • Patent number: 9519892
    Abstract: Systems and methods to accelerate transactions made via mobile communications. In one aspect, a system includes: a memory to store transaction records indicating actual amounts of funds collected via a first plurality of premium messages transmitted to a first plurality of phone numbers; and a processor coupled with the memory to transmit, to a second plurality of phone numbers, a second plurality of premium messages to collect payments on behalf of a merchant. Before funds collected via the second premium messages become available, the processor identifies a portion of a total amount of funds charged via the second premium messages, based at least in part on the transaction records stored in the memory, and offers to provide the portion to the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Boku, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Martell, Mark Britto
  • Patent number: 9363242
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for assuring that networked communications between parties playing a game on a network (e.g., the Internet) are not tampered with by either of the parties for illicitly gaining an advantage over the other party. An initial sequence of tokens (e.g., card representations) for playing the game are doubly encrypted using an encryption key from each of the parties. Accordingly, during play of the game neither party can modify the initial sequence of game tokens during the game. At termination of the game, at least one of the parties can fully decrypt the initial sequence of tokens, and thereby, if desired, compare the played token sequence with the corresponding the initial token sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Dennis Dupray
  • Patent number: 9342665
    Abstract: According to one aspect there is provided a method and an apparatus for facilitating intellectual property rights compliance that is compliant with a same-origin security policy that prohibits the application from executing application-specific instructions from the first domain that access application-specific instructions from the second domain. The method includes receiving a structured document from a first domain, the structured document having at least one content object, a reference to at least one digital rights compliance (DRC) object located on a second domain and associated with the at least one content object, and application-specific instructions being executable by the application. The at least one DRC object is defined in a non-executable format and contains information indicative of rights associated with the at least one content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: D2L Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Downes, Rodrigue Savoie
  • Patent number: 9330412
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, systems and methods to mine product recommendations from query reformulation is provided. In example embodiments, a search query is mapped to a particular product. Transition data for the particular product is accessed. The transition data includes values reflecting a number of search transitions between the particular product and other products in session sets of previous queries. One or more recommendations based on the transition data is determined and provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka
  • Patent number: 9304206
    Abstract: A locatable object includes a microprocessor for operating the object, and a memory for storing at least a first position and a second position. The locatable object also includes an instrument recovery system integrated into the object. The instrument recovery system further includes a receiver for determining the location of an object, and a communications device for communicating at least the second position to another system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Walter Fields, Donald Michael Shields
  • Patent number: 9288050
    Abstract: Cryptographic resources, such as those including PGP keys and certificates, are transformed such that they are understood by certificate repositories, such as in a format understood by the JAVA tools of JAVA KEYSTORE (JKS). JAVA is one example of a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented. JAVA KEYSTORE is one example of a repository of security certificates, such as authorization certificates and public key certificates, used for instance in SSL encryption. The transformation of the cryptographic resources is completed such that the necessary metadata for retrieving the original cryptographic resources, or artifacts thereof, are retained. In that way, cryptographic resources are effectively hidden within the certificate repository until needed. The security program applies an algorithm to generate keys for JKS storage such that the keys “masquerade” in a JKS canonical format until the time in which the resources are needed to be in a PGP canonical format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Subramanian Krishnan, Nikunj R. Panchal
  • Patent number: 9251381
    Abstract: A solid-state storage subsystem, such as a non-volatile memory card or drive, includes a main memory area that is accessible via standard memory access commands (such as ATA commands), and a restricted memory area that is accessible only via one or more non-standard commands. The restricted memory area stores information used to control access to, and/or use of, information stored in the main memory area. As one example, the restricted area may store one or more identifiers, such as a unique subsystem identifier, needed to decrypt an executable or data file stored in the main memory area. A host software component is configured to retrieve the information from the subsystem's restricted memory area, and to use the information to control access to and/or use of the information in the main memory area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Merry, Mark Diggs, Gary A. Drossel, Michael J. Hajeck
  • Patent number: 9252955
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for processing a secure electronic transaction over a network from a sender to a receiver, which includes the process of generating a first unique representation of information included in the transaction, encrypting the information with a first encryption layer, and forming an encryption packet which includes the first encryption layer. The encryption packet is then transmitted over a network and then received the by a receiver. The authenticity of the encryption packet is verified and a receipt is generated using the information included in the encryption packet. The receipt is then transmitted to an electronic postmark server which verifies authenticity of the receipt. A postmarked receipt is then created by the electronic postmark server and a copy is sent to the sender an/or the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Charles R. Chamberlin, Bradley A. Reck
  • Patent number: 9197648
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying the identity of an Internet user are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a central computing system is configured for receiving and processing data related to the user. Using a computing device in communication with the computing system, a user account is created containing the user's basic information, including an email address belonging to the user. Upon validating the user's email address, the system obtains the user's name, address and last four digits of their social security number and, using that information, attempts to gather additional information related to the user from an at least one consumer records database in communication with the computing system. The user is then presented with an at least one identity verification question based on the additional information gathered. Upon the user correctly answering an acceptable percentage of the verification questions, the user's identity is considered to be verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Joe Mogush
  • Patent number: 9172821
    Abstract: A wireless Internet gateway bridges wireless devices to the Internet, e.g., via a short message service center (SMSC). The gateway provides a portal to SMPP, HTTP, TNPP, or other protocol messages using Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI) techniques. Application servers insert RMI objects containing messages in a message queue handler of the gateway. The RMI objects are queued and passed either directly to a destination delivery handler (e.g., SMPP, SMTP, HTTP or TNPP protocol handler), or passed through a generic destination interface. An SMTP handler provides direct communication of SMTP protocol messages (i.e., email) to the message queue. An SMPP link proxy module provides direct access between a local application server and the destination delivery handler. The messages are packaged into relevant messages of the particular destination protocol (e.g., SMPP), and transmitted to the relevant network element (e.g., to an SMSC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Smith
  • Patent number: 9152579
    Abstract: The invention described herein generally relates to systems and methods of securely storing data so that the data contains information about the data and/or the encryption of the data, systems and methods of providing secure access to real world data through data transformations, and systems and methods of managing security parameters for data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Protegrity Corporation
    Inventor: Ulf Mattsson
  • Patent number: 9152985
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method includes: acknowledging, using a first affiliator identifier obtained from content assigned the first affiliator identifier, an application from a user other than an owner of the content for the same type of content as the accessed content, an affiliator identifier being used to identify an affiliator for the purpose of providing affiliate service, embedding, in the content provided to the other user, a second affiliator identifier identifying the other user; providing the content assigned the second affiliator identifier to the other user; and identifying an affiliator owning the content assigned the first affiliator identifier, based on the first affiliator identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuya Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 9104876
    Abstract: A technique adds virtual file anchoring functionality to a platform by mounting a virtual file system (“system”) to store an anchor file. Binary code to create and run the system is embedded into a trusted application's binary code. Thus, whenever the trusted application executes, the embedded code ensures the system is validated and started or restarted as required. To interrogate the existence of the anchor, it can be read like any other file. To modify the status of the anchor, the name of the associated file is decorated such that instead of modifying the file, foo, the trusted application modifies a pseudo-file, foo#decoration. The decoration varies for each modification operation. To generate the decoration, the algorithm takes as input a time component, e.g. in the form of the last accessed time field of the parent directory where the secure file anchors files reside, and the name of the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: FLEXERA SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventor: Stuart Summers
  • Patent number: 9098869
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to these exemplary embodiments provide techniques for facilitating the selection of a billing gateway (120, 504) by an end user device (10, 20, 30) when an end user (10, 20, 30) orders content for the end user device or another device as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Andreas Ljunggren, Mikael Lind, Helena Lind, Ola Smith
  • Patent number: 9076484
    Abstract: Methods for estimating playback time and handling a cumulative playback time permission are provided. In one embodiment, a file is streamed from a first device to a second device for playback. The amount of data of the file that was streamed to the second device is determined, and a playback time of the file is estimated using a time rate associated with the file and the determined amount of data of the file that was streamed to the second device. If the file is associated with a permission specifying an allowed cumulative playback time of the file, the estimated playback time can be accrued against the allowed cumulative playback time. Other embodiments are disclosed, and each of the embodiments described herein can be used alone or in combination with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Fabrice E. Jogand-Coulomb, Junzhi Wang, Keren Azari, Aviad Zer
  • Patent number: 9009735
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for processing data, a computing node, and a system. The method includes: registering, by a BPE, an algorithm with a CEP instance; transferring, by the CEP instance when detecting that an event concerned by the algorithm satisfies a computation-triggering condition, an event required for computation to the BPE; obtaining, by the BPE, a computation result, and if determining that a further computation is required for the computation result, writing the computation result as an intermediate event to the CEP instance; and transferring, by the CEP instance when detecting that an event concerned by another algorithm satisfies a computation-triggering condition thereof and the intermediate event is an event required for computation thereof, the intermediate event to a BPE that registers the another algorithm. The CEP instance performs association of multiple events and multiple algorithms, which simplifies a computation process and improves timeliness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tianhu Zhang
  • Patent number: 8978108
    Abstract: A method, device and system for service presentation, which includes: receiving a presentation request message; acquiring presentation information from the presentation request message; storing the presentation information; when the presentee accesses the presented content, receiving an authentication and rating request message transmitted from the service enabling component; performing authenticating and rating according to the authentication and rating request message and the stored presentation information. The present invention is applicable to presenting content type services and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiuchang Zeng, Yuqing Zhang, Yan Lu
  • Patent number: 8963952
    Abstract: A display control system includes: a display information acquisition section that acquires display information by using given account information; and a corrected display information creation section that, based on first display information acquired by the display information acquisition section using first account information and second display information acquired by the display information acquisition section using second account information different from the first account information, determines whether the display contents shown by the first display information are included in display contents shown by the second display information or not, selects part or all of the display contents shown by the first display information in accordance with a result of the determination, and creates corrected display information which includes the selected part of the display contents shown by the first display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuki Nakamori
  • Patent number: 8959426
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for loading page generation code supplied by customers into a memory. A request for a network page is obtained from a client. The network page is associated with a network site hosted by a hosting provider on behalf of a customer. It is determined whether page generation code configured to generate at least a portion of the network page is preloaded into a memory. Such page generation code is customer supplied. The page generation code is loaded into the memory in response to the request and in response to determining that the page generation code is not preloaded into the memory. The page generation code is executed to generate the at least a portion of the network page in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashant J. Thakare, Jeremy Boynes, Andrew S. Huntwork, Shashank Shekhar, Pravi Garg
  • Patent number: 8959105
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, systems and methods to mine product recommendations from query reformulation is provided. In example embodiments, a search query is mapped to a particular product. Transition data for the particular product is accessed. The transition data includes values reflecting a number of search transitions between the particular product and other products in session sets of previous queries. One or more recommendations based on the transition data is determined and provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka
  • Patent number: 8955155
    Abstract: Secure information flow may include a service receiving a request for data from a caller. The service may respond to the request with the requested data via a secure flow container. The secure flow container may then send the information to the caller component. Before the secure flow container receives or sends the information, a monitoring environment may permit the secure flow container to receive or send the information, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Alexander Allen
  • Patent number: 8929857
    Abstract: A system and method for the management of a device, including the establishment and enforcement of policies/rules associated with feature or functions that may be performed with the device. Modern devices are capable of many things, including making and receiving calls, exchanging data, playing games and music, sending and receiving email, accessing web sites, and paying for goods and services. Depending on who is using the device, such as a child, student, or an employee, there may be a need or desire to regulate how that device can be used and to determine who will pay for what goods or services. In addition to providing all of the features associated with a device, service providers need to be able to establish and enforce rules (policies) regulating how and when that device can be used and who will pay for a good or service requested by the user of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Kajeet, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Donald Baker, Michael Merrill Flood, Steven Ira Geller, Douglas Owen Kesser, Daniel John Neal, Carol Ann Politi, Ben Julian Weintraub
  • Patent number: 8924305
    Abstract: Information distribution relates to a DLNA device (30) involves receiving, at a request server (100) in a global network (20), a media request for a media content having a specific media format from the DLNA device (30) present in a home network (10). The request server (100) processes the media request based on user and media identifiers provided therein and provides a response. This response enables rendering by a DLNA compatible digital media player (200, 400) of response information relating to the media request and being of the specific media format. A user of the DLNA device (30) can therefore be informed of the processing of his media request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (PUBL)
    Inventor: Mikael Woxblom
  • Patent number: 8849717
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for upgrades and synchronization of applications installed on a device, such as a mobile device. In one embodiment, a device may include applications purchased and downloaded via a content management system. The device maintains a list or database of applications that are authorized for each device. This list is also replicated in a remote cache that is maintained by an archive host. The device may then synchronize and upgrade these applications across multiple platforms, such as one or more computers that can be coupled to the device or the archive host. The archive host allows for files of the application be provided back to the device. Upon installation, the device can then confirm the authorization and identity of the newly installed application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Simon Cooper, Dallas De Atley
  • Patent number: 8838803
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for mediating user communications. A user persona manager maintains one or more user profiles and manages user interactions with other parties and with service providers based on user preferences associated with the user profile or profiles selected for a particular interaction. The persona manager receives a single set of user authentication information to establish the user identity, and provides previously stored information to other parties and service providers as appropriate, and otherwise conducts user interactions involving communications initiated by or on behalf of the user. The persona manager also examines interactions initiated by others, selects user profiles appropriate to the interactions, and routes and responds to the interactions based on information stored in the user profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Richard Bennett
  • Patent number: 8832137
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, systems and methods to mine product recommendations from query reformulation is provided. In example embodiments, a search query is mapped to a particular product. Transition data for the particular product is accessed. The transition data includes values reflecting a number of search transitions between the particular product and other products in session sets of previous queries. One or more recommendations based on the transition data is determined and provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka
  • Patent number: 8831995
    Abstract: An optimized server for streamed applications provides a streamed application server optimized to provide efficient delivery of streamed applications to client systems across a computer network such as the Internet. The server persistently stores streamed application program sets that contain streamed application file pages. Client systems request streamed application file pages from the server using a unique set of numbers common among all servers that store the particular streamed application file pages. A license server offloads the streamed application server by performing client access privilege validations. Commonly accessed streamed application file pages are stored in a cache on the streamed application server which attempts to retrieve requested streamed application file pages from the cache before retrieving them from persistent storage. Requested streamed application file pages are compressed before being sent to a client as well as those stored in the cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Numecent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Anne Marie Holler, Lacky Vasant Shah, Sameer Panwar, Amit Patel
  • Patent number: 8832801
    Abstract: A new system for information sharing is described which uses human judgement to accelerate the flow of information, while simultaneously applying brakes to restrict the velocity. This combination results in a system where information is shared judiciously while minimizing the likelihood of information leakage or information overload. A built in monitor allows for the detection over time of sharing characteristics. Information in this system is stored on a server, however, is optionally encrypted in a fashion that makes it impossible for the server to actually see the information. Further innovations are also described including the ability to overlay incentive mechanisms to facilitate appropriate information sharing, and the notion of introducing automated bots into the system to augment human filter based information sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Ravi Ganesan