Having Origin Or Program Id Patents (Class 705/58)
  • Patent number: 10789601
    Abstract: Ownership of physical article are electronically registered in a database upon purchase of the physical articles from merchants. A merchant gives a uniquely numbered card to a customer with each purchased physical article. The numbered cards are not initially associated with a particular physical article. Each physical article has a label with a unique identifier code attached to the article or to the packaging of the article. The registration process involves associating the numbered card with the article's label. Registration is only permitted if the numbered card and the label's identifier code are not associated with a previously sold article. This process thwarts the potential sale of counterfeit articles to purchasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Tesi S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Pacotto, Marcella Pacotto Brizio, Dario Pacotto, Stefania Luisa Pacotto
  • Patent number: 10769621
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a merchant computer system associated with a merchant, a token provided by a mobile device to a point of sale (POS) device. The token identifies a transaction between the merchant and a payor. The method also includes determining, by the merchant computer system, that the transaction is a refund transaction based on the token. The method also includes determining, by the merchant computer system, a previously used token based on the token. The previously used token is associated with the transaction. The method also includes transmitting, by the merchant computer system, the previously used token to a recipient bank computer system. The method also includes receiving, by the merchant computer system, an approval or decline message for the refund transaction. The method also includes transmitting, by the merchant computer system, the approval or decline message to the POS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ellis, Michael J. Kennedy, Ashish Bhoopen Kurani, Melissa Lowry, Uma Meyyappan, Bipin Sahni, Nikolai Stroke
  • Patent number: 10580008
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method that includes receiving, by a merchant computer system, an indication of a refund for a previous mobile wallet transaction. The method includes determining, by the merchant computer system, a previously used token based on the indication, the previously used token identifying a previous transaction as transferring funds to a merchant associated with the merchant computer system from a payor. The method includes determining, by the merchant computer system, a transaction amount for the previous transaction using the previously used token. The method includes transmitting, by the merchant computer system, the previously used token and the transaction amount to a recipient bank computer system. The method includes receiving, by the merchant computer system, an approval or decline indicator for the refund transaction from the recipient bank computer system. The method includes transmitting, by the merchant computer system, the approval or decline indicator to a Point of Sale device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ellis, Michael J. Kennedy, Ashish Bhoopen Kurani, Melissa Lowry, Uma Meyyappan, Bipin Sahni, Nikolai Stroke
  • Patent number: 10461931
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to processing content with watermarks to generate watermarked versions. In some aspects, each version may be different. Groups of fragments may be combined to generate a unique stream by pulling fragments from two or more of the groups of fragments. Further, fragmenting may be performed before watermarking, and fragments may be pulled and watermarked upon request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: John Leddy, James W. Fahrny, Allen Broome, Michael A. Chen
  • Patent number: 10432629
    Abstract: This is directed to providing access to content stored on a local cloud. In particular, a device can direct a librarian service overseeing the operation of a local cloud to provide another device with access to content stored on the local cloud. The librarian service can generate credentials for the other device, and provide the credentials to the other device. Using the credentials, the other device can connect directly to the local cloud and access the content. In addition, the local cloud can validate the credentials of the other before providing access to the content. The credentials can include, for example, a key to install or load on the device. The librarian may not require, however, the user to create credentials or register with the librarian before being permitted to access the content on the local cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Ryder
  • Patent number: 10395288
    Abstract: A system and method are described that facilitate bilateral private interaction between participants who wish to initiate personal or business arrangements anonymously or without exposure except to identified trusted parties and the system and method act as an intermediary allowing the participants, typically buyers and sellers, to be matched based upon requests for and offers of goods and services, without revealing the identity or other identifying information about either the items or the participants until the participants choose to reveal that information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Collabra Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Janet E. Case
  • Patent number: 10275764
    Abstract: A system and method of tokenizing sensitive cardholder payment information for use in cashless transactions includes receiving a request to process a cashless transaction between a merchant and a purchaser using first payment data stored with an electronic wallet provider on behalf of the purchaser. First payment data is retrieved from the electronic wallet provider. The first payment data is tokenized into a payment token, and provided to the merchant for use in completing the cashless transaction. The merchant issues a request to process payment for the cashless transaction using the payment token. The payment token is detokenized into second payment data, with correspondence between the first and second payment data being indicative of payment token authenticity. Payment for the cashless transaction is processed using the second payment data, and the merchant is provided with a response indicating either the success or failure of the payment processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Obinna Nwokolo, Daniel Goodman
  • Patent number: 10049355
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method that includes receiving, by a messaging hub computer system, from a point of sale (POS) device of a merchant, a request to process a refund for a transaction that occurred between the merchant and a mobile device of a payor, the request comprising a previously used code that was exchanged between the POS device and the mobile device. The method includes determining, by the messaging hub computer system, a first financial institution based at least partially on a portion of the code, and receiving, from a computer system of the first financial institution, payment credential information of an account held by the payor to process the refund using the payment credential information. The method may further include transferring, by the messaging hub computer system, the refund from an account held by the merchant to the account held by the payor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ellis, Michael J. Kennedy, Ashish Bhoopen Kurani, Melissa Lowry, Uma Meyyappan, Bipin Sahni, Nikolai Stroke
  • Patent number: 9972012
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method that includes receiving, by a messaging hub computer system, from a point of sale (POS) device of a merchant, a request to process a refund for a transaction that occurred between the merchant and a mobile device of a payor, the request comprising a previously used code that was exchanged between the POS device and the mobile device. The method includes determining, by the messaging hub computer system, a first financial institution based at least partially on a portion of the code, and receiving, from a computer system of the first financial institution, payment credential information of an account held by the payor to process the refund using the payment credential information. The method may further include transferring, by the messaging hub computer system, the refund from an account held by the merchant to the account held by the payor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ellis, Michael J. Kennedy, Ashish Bhoopen Kurani, Melissa Lowry, Uma Meyyappan, Bipin Sahni, Nikolai Stroke
  • Patent number: 9965600
    Abstract: As disclosed herein a method for enabling dynamic watermarking on a client includes determining a negotiated watermarking algorithm that identifies at least one location on a web page for a placed watermark, and initiating a web communication by requesting a web page. The method further includes receiving the web page, and verifying the authenticity of the web page using the negotiated watermarking algorithm. Also disclosed herein is a method for enabling dynamic watermarking on a server which includes determining a negotiated watermarking algorithm that identifies at least one location on a web page for a placed watermark, receiving a request for a web page from a client, and identifying the client. The method further includes creating the requested web page using the negotiated watermarking algorithm providing a generated web page, and providing the generated web page to the client. A computer program product is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Francesca Curzi, Giuseppe Longobardi
  • Patent number: 9882722
    Abstract: A system is provided for inside-to-outside or outside-to-inside cryptographic coding that facilitates product authentication along a distribution channel. An association of authenticated, secured codes is generated between inner items (e.g., pharmaceutical doses such as pills, capsules, tablets) and outer items (e.g., packaging containing inner items). For instance, an inner code associated with a first item is used to generate (at least partially) an outer code associated with a second item that contains one or more first items. This process may be repeated multiple times with codes for outer items being a function of codes for inner items. The sequence of items may be authenticated by the dependent relationship between their codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John Jozwiak, Gregory Gordon Rose, Alexander Gantman
  • Patent number: 9842507
    Abstract: A system and method for filming and discovering videos for users may include receiving an instructional video of an event from a content provider. The instructional video includes portions of a first video stream with images at an eye level of an instructor and portions of a second video stream with close-up shots related to a concept being taught during the event. It is determined whether the instructional video includes a title sequence, an introduction, a lesson, a recap, and a conclusion. If the instructional video fails to contain the title sequence, the introduction, the lesson, the recap, and the conclusion, a rejection of the instructional video is provided that includes an explanation. If the instructional video contains the title sequence, the introduction, the lesson, the recap, and the conclusion, the instructional video is stored in a video database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventors: Lorna Borenstein, Bradley Staples, Christopher Kirmse
  • Patent number: 9819829
    Abstract: An expense management application of an MFP requests a matter management server to perform user authentication when a user accesses a web server via a web browser and acquires matter information about the authenticated user. Further, the expense management application monitors a parameter log of a service provider and acquires information about a job, when executed by the service provider according to a request from the web server, from the parameter log. Then, the expense management application registers expense information based on the acquired information, as expense information about the acquired matter information, to the matter management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shuuhei Kawakami
  • Patent number: 9811330
    Abstract: Methods and systems for securing code in a reprogrammable security system are provided and may comprise detecting when a prior version of code is copied over a subsequent version of code. Operations within the system may be controlled based upon detection of the prior version of code. A unique version identifier may be associated with each successive version of code. The system may compare instances of unique version identifier from varied storage mechanisms on a device which may include flash memory, latch memory and one time programmable memory. The same instances of unique version identifier may be compared with a unique version identifier instance independently received from an external entity. When a comparison reveals a prior version of code copied over a subsequent version of code the system may conduct operations specified for a security breach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephane Rodgers
  • Patent number: 9715689
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method that includes receiving, by a messaging hub computer system, from a point of sale (POS) device of a merchant, a request to process a refund for a transaction that occurred between the merchant and a mobile device of a payor, the request comprising a previously used code that was exchanged between the POS device and the mobile device. The method includes determining, by the messaging hub computer system, a first financial institution based at least partially on a portion of the code, and receiving, from a computer system of the first financial institution, payment credential information of an account held by the payor to process the refund using the payment credential information. The method may further include transferring, by the messaging hub computer system, the refund from an account held by the merchant to the account held by the payor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ellis, Michael J. Kennedy, Ashish Bhoopen Kurani, Melissa Lowry, Uma Meyyappan, Bipin Sahni, Nikolai Stroke
  • Patent number: 9705757
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and terminal, an input method and device, a cloud service card, and a system for acquiring a service and relate to the field of cloud computing technologies. A method for acquiring cloud service content according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: acquiring, by a cloud terminal, an identifier of a service card; acquiring, by the cloud terminal, a cloud service instruction set corresponding to the identifier of the cloud service card from a cloud instruction set server according to the identifier of the cloud service card; and acquiring, by the cloud terminal, cloud service content from a cloud service server according to a cloud service instruction in the cloud service instruction set. The present invention is applicable to quick acquisition of a latest cloud service provided by an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Chen, Pinyang Zou, Hongliang Zhao, Fuhai Dong
  • Patent number: 9633505
    Abstract: A method of creating and delivering an on-demand audio asset for inclusion in a creative is described. The method includes the steps of accessing a central processing environment, requesting at least one recording of at least a portion of an audio transmission generated from a communication device, generating at least one audio asset, adding the audio asset to a pool of related assets stored in a vault connected to the central processing environment, selecting the generated audio asset and at least one other related asset from the pool of related assets to form a creative, then requesting delivery of the creative to another communication device, and finally delivering the creative to the other communication device. The method is performed in part by a creative composition engine, which is also described. The engine includes a central processing environment having a processor, a digital recorder and a digital asset storage vault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Veritone, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Steelberg, Chad Steelberg
  • Patent number: 9437239
    Abstract: Distribution of content stored on read only media, and a system and method by which a consumer who purchased content stored on read only media implements a process in the field by which they alter the storage media and verifiably disable at least a portion of the stored content in support of a transaction. A system and tools are used by the consumer to identify, authenticate, disable, and confirm disablement in exchange for compensation, the acquisition of new usage rights to content, or the ability to restore access to or copy content to new media. The process may be conducted by the consumer in the field without assistance and or visual inspection, or be partially conducted in conjunction with an authorized intermediary. Furthermore, the process may restore access to content stored on new media without the need to transfer copies of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SolaByte Corporation
    Inventor: Keith Marshall Chatfield
  • Patent number: 9430761
    Abstract: Distribution of content stored on read only media, and a system and method by which a consumer who purchased content stored on read only media implements a process in the field by which they alter the storage media. A system and tools are used by the consumer to identify, authenticate, disable, and confirm alteration in exchange for compensation, the acquisition of new usage rights to content, or the ability to restore access to or copy content to new media. The process may be conducted by the consumer in the field without assistance and or visual inspection, or be partially conducted in conjunction with an authorized intermediary. Furthermore, the process may restore access to content stored on new media without the need to transfer copies of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SolaByte Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Marshall Chatfield, Rod Brittner
  • Patent number: 9231762
    Abstract: A controlled device generates an authentication random number. A control device accepts input of a random number from an input device. The controlled device verifies if the displayed authentication random number and the random number transferred from the control device are identical to transfer a public key of the controlled device to the control device. The controlled device generates a token. The control device encrypts the token with the public key of the controlled device. The controlled device decrypts the token and verifies if the token transferred from the control device and the generated token are identical to generate a session key. The control device stores the session key into the storage device. The control device controlling the controlled device by encrypted communication using the session key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Junya Enomoto
  • Patent number: 9104842
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for encoding and decoding additional information into a digital information in an integral manner. More particularly, the invention relates to a method and device for data protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Scott A. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 9077748
    Abstract: Unauthorized uses of embedded objects in websites are detected, in order to protect users from phishing sites using cloned copies of such objects. Authorized parties register objects for use at legitimate locations (e.g., specific IP address ranges or domains). When a client computing device accesses a website, the objects in the website are checked against the registered objects, to determine whether the objects are registered for use by the site being accessed. Depending upon trust status information concerning the objects, the access of the website can be permitted or blocked, or the user can be warned about questionable or un-trusted embedded objects. Additionally, the party that registered an object can be notified, in the case of an indication of unauthorized use of the object by a website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Hernacki, William E. Sobel
  • Patent number: 9075964
    Abstract: Distribution of content stored on read only media, and a system and method by which a consumer who purchased content stored on read only media implements a process in the field by which they alter the storage media. A system and tools are used by the consumer to identify, authenticate, disable, and confirm alteration in exchange for compensation, the acquisition of new usage rights to content, or the ability to restore access to or copy content to new media. The process may be conducted by the consumer in the field without assistance and or visual inspection, or be partially conducted in conjunction with an authorized intermediary. Furthermore, the process may restore access to content stored on new media without the need to transfer copies of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SOLABYTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith Marshall Chatfield, Rod Brittner
  • Patent number: 9063999
    Abstract: An enhanced metadata structure and associated process is provided which captures and stores metadata gathered about the source and usage of a media asset or file. The source and usage metadata is integrated, such as by encoding within the enhanced media file, as the media asset is transferred and used. The integrated metadata accumulates, as a trail of source information and usage information in the enhanced media asset, and can be extracted upon arrival at a target computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Vidur Apparao, John Bandhauer, Christopher Waterson
  • Patent number: 9037367
    Abstract: A control system having at least one sensor collecting data from a vehicle component such as a steering wheel. A processor determines if the data collected from the sensor is above or equal to a predetermined level. If the processor determines that the data is above a predetermined level, the processor indicates to the controller that the data is above that predetermined level and requires a prevention of upshifting of the transmission. A method of including controlling the transmission of a vehicle by a control system, sensing at least one vehicle property by a sensor in acquiring data relating to that property, storing the data in a data storage unit, determining if the data is above a predetermined level and sending a signal to a transmission of the vehicle if the data is above a predetermined level thereby preventing upshift of the transmission to the top two gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Tai J. Ly
  • Patent number: 9037855
    Abstract: A content data reproducing method includes: decrypting encrypted data to generate plain-text data; dividing the plain-text data into decrypted content data and reproduction management information; sending the reproduction management information to a user space; storing the decrypted content data in a secret buffer; obtaining the decrypted content data as reproduction target data from the secret buffer and transmitting the reproduction target data to a decoder; and decoding the reproduction target data by the decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Oida, Wataru Tachibana, Hiroyuki Wada
  • Patent number: 9037863
    Abstract: A terminal device recording content onto a recording medium device, a permission to record the content onto the recording medium device being granted by a server device, the terminal device comprising: a generation unit generating a value calculated so as to represent subject content for which permission to record is requested; an information transmission unit requesting the permission from the server device by transmitting information indicating the value generated by the generation unit to the server device; a signature reception unit receiving subject content signature data from the server device, the subject content signature data being transmitted by the server device upon granting the permission; and a recording unit recording the subject content onto the recording medium device as one of plain-text data and encrypted data, as well as the subject content signature data received by the signature reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamaguchi, Yuichi Futa
  • Patent number: 8972301
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a local memory unit storing data including encrypted content; a memory storing data including key information to be used in a process of reproducing the encrypted content; and a data processing unit selectively reproducing encrypted content stored in a disk or the local memory unit, wherein the data processing unit reads a medium ID from the disk when the content to be reproduced is stored in the disk and reads a medium ID from the memory when the content to be reproduced is stored in the local memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenjiro Ueda, Tateo Oishi, Jun Yonemitsu
  • Patent number: 8959022
    Abstract: A method for determining a relatedness between a query video and a database video is provided. A processor extracts an audio stream from the query video to produce a query audio stream, extracts an audio stream from the database video to produce a database audio stream, produces a first-sized snippet from the query audio stream, and produces a first-sized snippet from the database audio stream. An estimation is made of a first most probable sequence of latent evidence probability vectors generating the first-sized audio snippet of the query audio stream. An estimation is made of a second most probable sequence of latent evidence probability vectors generating the first-sized audio snippet of the database audio stream. A similarity is measured between the first sequence and the second sequence producing a score of relatedness between the two snippets. Finally a relatedness is determined between the query video and a database video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang M. Cheng, Dusan Macho
  • Patent number: 8953795
    Abstract: Providing authorized copies of encrypted media content including: receiving application for authentication to make copies of the media content; providing forensic decryption tools to process the media content; transmitting a permission to make copies of the media content using the forensic decryption tools; performing authorized decryption of the media content; and making and forensically marking copies of the decrypted media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Mitch Singer
  • Patent number: 8924304
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for using unique identifiers to identify systems in collaborative interaction in a mesh network. For example, in at least certain embodiments, upon initiation of a collaborative application each system can broadcast packets that include a unique hash identifier for each system to other systems in the mesh network. Each system then can determine when the system has received packets that include the unique hash identifiers from all systems. Then, each system can sort the unique hash identifiers to identify each system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Graeme J. Devine
  • Patent number: 8856942
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for preventing rendering of content at overlapping time periods on more rendering devices than permitted by a license associated with the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology Inc
    Inventor: Yaacov Belenky
  • 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: 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: 8799169
    Abstract: A method for recommendation of a content item, comprising: providing first identifiers for first content items stored on a first device; providing second identifiers for second content items stored on a second device; determining measures for at least a part of said first content items, wherein each measure is associated with a respective content item, and said measure depends on said first and second identifiers; determining or updating, on a third device, an item-to-item matrix based on said measures, wherein said first, second, and third devices are physically separated devices; determining a recommendation for a user based on said item-to-item matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Kemp
  • Patent number: 8788424
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for setting a shift point for shifting a transmission for a powered vehicle between a first gear ratio and a second gear ratio. The method includes determining input power data points based on real-time input torque data. The input torque data includes a maximum input torque. The method also includes calculating a gear step value based on the first gear ratio and second gear ratio. The method further includes determining a first power value and computing a second power value based on the gear step value. The first power value and second power value are compared to one another and adjustments are incrementally made in the first power value speed until the difference between first and second power values meets a threshold. The shift point is therefore based on the result of comparing the first power value and the second power value and the corresponding speed associated with the first power value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventor: Edmond M. Etchason
  • Patent number: 8763149
    Abstract: Systems and methods for site-dependent embedded media playback manipulation whereby a media owner can enable limited embedding on non-owned or non-monetized websites to direct traffic to a more valuable location. The content owner can specify sets of internet locations with associated sets of rules governing content playback criteria as well as restrictions based upon user categorizations. A playback restriction system consists of a media delivery system and a playback rules system. The media delivery system controls the delivery of the media file with embedded restrictions. The playback rules system controls the nature of the restrictions and the rules of when they are applied. Users will be directed to the location of a more valuable website where the media can be viewed with a less restrictive set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Cohen, Nick Dower
  • Patent number: 8752209
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (100) is provided with a memory unit (130) for storing digital broadcast content for which a number of copies that can be made is set, a writing unit (160, 162) for writing the content on external recording medium, an IC medium reader/writer (150) for reading an IC medium (300) and recording the number of copies that can be made of the content on the IC medium (300) in association with an identifier of the content, and a control unit (170) for determining whether an identifier of the content is recorded on the IC medium (300) when the content is copied to the external recording medium and, when it is determined that the identifier is recorded, controlling the writing unit (160, 162) to write the content on external recording medium (210, 220) as well as controlling the IC medium reader/writer (150) to update the number of copies that can be made of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo Goto
  • Patent number: 8731192
    Abstract: A data generating is device capable of preventing unauthorized extraction of plaintext content between decryption processing and digital watermark embedment processing. A content reproducing device obtains restoration information and, in accordance with the restoration information, selectively performs predetermined restoration processing and processing of embedding device unique information, on content data at a position shown by the restoration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Yamamoto, Senichi Onoda, Minehisa Nagata, Kaoru Murase
  • Patent number: 8726030
    Abstract: A terminal device recording content onto a recording medium device, a permission to record the content onto the recording medium device being granted by a server device, the terminal device comprising: a generation unit generating a value calculated so as to represent subject content for which permission to record is requested; an information transmission unit requesting the permission from the server device by transmitting information indicating the value generated by the generation unit to the server device; a signature reception unit receiving subject content signature data from the server device, the subject content signature data being transmitted by the server device upon granting the permission; and a recording unit recording the subject content onto the recording medium device as one of plain-text data and encrypted data, as well as the subject content signature data received by the signature reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamaguchi, Yuichi Futa
  • Patent number: 8725646
    Abstract: A system of controlling playback of digital media. A system of controlling playback of digital media comprising a CE device having an output path and a license having a specified output protection level disposed upon the CE device in which the specified output protection level controls playback of the digital media over the output path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Alkove, Clifford P. Strom, Benjamin B. Cutter, Jr., Brian P. Evans
  • Patent number: 8725565
    Abstract: An electronic service provides a sample of a media item to a user, along with a prompt. The prompt gives the user the opportunity to receive an additional part of the item substantially without further interaction with the user. The streamlined acquisition of the additional part of the media item is enabled by the user's establishment, in advance, of user identification information, payment information, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Ryan
  • Patent number: 8719170
    Abstract: A method and system for transferring licenses between electronic devices supporting licensable features. Specifically, in a method a request is generated for transferring a license between first and second electronic devices. The request includes first information unique to the first electronic device, second information unique to the second electronic device. The request is sent to a license distributor to generates a master key. The master key includes a removal key including the first information and an add key including the second information. The removal key is used to remove the license from the first electronic device when the first information matches official versions of the first information. The add key is revealed from the master key when the license is successfully removed. The add key is used to add the license to the second electronic device when the second information matches official versions of the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Prabhakara Rao Yellai, Phong Ky Vo, Mihir Maniar, Eric B Eggel, Alex Van Truong
  • Patent number: 8706649
    Abstract: Deep linking to a URL of a download is obviated by the generation of a dynamic symbolic system link. When a user is at a download page, the HTML source for the displayed download button does not contain the URL of the download site. Selection of the button sends as form values the product ID and a session ID to the server which generates a dynamic link. This link is returned to the browser to redirect it to the download site. The link is further set to expire after the session so that, even if the link is captured, after expiration it will be unable to reach the download site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Epis, Judy Halchin, Chris Sharp, Eduardo Cue, Thomas Alan Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 8705739
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods for on-the-fly encryption of data storage on a computerized wagering gaming machine are described herein. In some embodiments, a method includes accessing, using an on-the-fly encryption operation, data from a nonvolatile data storage in a computerized wagering gaming machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: WMS Gaming Inc.
    Inventor: Steven M. Campbell
  • Patent number: 8700533
    Abstract: The disclosed technology can mitigate the risk of infringing a content owner's rights in legally-protectable content by operating as a trusted, third-party license authority between content owners and content users to ensure that a license governing at least some aspects of the protectable content is authentic and thus validly represents the restrictions imposed by content owners pertaining to the use, distribution, modification, combination, interaction, and/or other manipulation of such content. An identifier representative of the protectable content together with a profile of the license (which may include attributes that specify particular restrictions, uses, and interactions pertaining to the protectable content) can serve as a basis for determining the authenticity of the license associated with the protectable content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Black Duck Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Andrew Levin, Ashesh C. Shah, Palle Martin Pedersen
  • Patent number: 8675878
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for distributors to use an interoperable key chest. There is provided a method for use by a distributor to obtain content access authorizations from a key chest or central key repository (CKR), the method comprising receiving a user request from a user device for access to an encrypted content identified by a content identification, transmitting a key request to the CKR including the content identification, receiving an encrypted first key from the CKR, decrypting the encrypted first key using a second key to retrieve the first key, and providing a DRM license for the encrypted content to the user device using the first key for use by the user device to decrypt the encrypted content using the first key. By generating such DRM licenses, distributors can unlock protected content even sourced from distributors using different DRM schemas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaud Robert, Scott F. Watson
  • Patent number: 8676712
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are provided in a multi-level computer architecture which provides improved capabilities for managing courseware and other content in a shared use operating environment such as a computer network. In particular, the invention provides a commercial networked instruction content delivery method and system which does not exclude synchronous sharing but is focused on asynchronous sharing. Security means in the architecture provide content property holders with the ability to know how many minutes of use an individual made of licensed material and with increased certainty that their material cannot be used, copied, or sold in usable form unless and until a user site is connected or reconnected to a minute-by-minute counter which is located off the premises of the user. This security link helps protect software and other works which are being sold or licensed to an individual, organization, or entity, and creates income opportunities for owners of such content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Digital-Vending Services International, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent S Darago, Christopher Jenkins
  • Patent number: 8660964
    Abstract: A system for generating a transferable license key and method thereof are described. The system comprises a license key generator for generating a transferable license key responsive to receipt of a license key request. The license key request comprises a hardware identifier and the transferable license key comprises an uninstall key. The system further comprises a storage device arranged to store the hardware identifier and the uninstall key. The method comprises storing a generated hardware identifier in a first device and transmitting a license key request to a second device, wherein the license key request comprises the hardware identifier. A feature of the first device is activated based on a license key received from the second device. The license key received at the first device is stored and the license key comprises a license identifier and an uninstall verification portion from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles F. Clark, Joshua D. Miller, Frank A. Reichstein