Licensing Patents (Class 705/59)
  • Patent number: 11457036
    Abstract: A proxy computer system receives content intended for a client computer from a third-party network service, where the content includes an encrypted portion. The proxy computer system makes a determination as to whether the encrypted portion is to be decrypted for the client computer, where the determination is made based at least in part on a historical analysis of the client computer. The proxy computer system sends the content to the client computer in a form that is based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Anthony Scotney
  • Patent number: 11449243
    Abstract: A system and method of securing a computer system by controlling write access to a storage medium by monitoring an application; detecting an attempt by the application to write data to said storage medium; interrogating a rules database in response to said detection; and permitting or denying write access to the storage medium by the application in dependence on said interrogation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Eighth Street Solutions LLC
    Inventor: John Safa
  • Patent number: 11443248
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for assigned a plurality of timeslots for an event to a plurality of performers. A plurality of ticket requests from a plurality of computing devices are tracked at a server. Each ticket request includes an indicator representing at least one of the plurality of performers. A score is assigned to each of the plurality of performers based on the indicators associated with each performer across the plurality of ticket requests. A plurality of timeslots for the event are assigned to the plurality of performers according to the determined score for each of the plurality of performers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: John Michalak, Dan Cull, Troy Nethken, Corey Fleming, Tas Nadas
  • Patent number: 11444933
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: establishing a connection between a user device of a user and a system onboard a vehicle being driven by the user; requesting access, through the established connection, to user information on the user device; in response to a grant of access, retrieving at least a portion of the user information from the user device, the portion of user information including a digital identification document of the user that had been issued by an entity after having vetted the user, the digital identification document including a digital biometric of the user as well as a digital watermark indicating the issuing entity; and retaining, on the system onboard the vehicle, data encoding the digital identification document of the user on the vehicle such that when the vehicle is inspected by a third-party agent, the digital identification document of the user is presented to the third-party agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Idemia Identity & Security USA LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Miu, Daniel Poder, Yecheng Wu
  • Patent number: 11436352
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein provides a proof-of-work key wrapping system for restricting data execution based on device capabilities. An example method may include: accessing a wrapped key and a cryptographic attribute for the wrapped key, wherein the wrapped key encodes a cryptographic key; deriving, by a processing device, the cryptographic key in view of the wrapped key and the cryptographic attribute; using the cryptographic key to access program data; and executing, by the processing device, the program data, wherein the executed program data evaluates a condition related to the duration of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hingston McLaughlin Bursell, Nathaniel Philip McCallum, Peter M. Jones
  • Patent number: 11429696
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide application management capabilities to enterprises. A computing device of a user, associated with the enterprise, receives an enrollment token signed with a certificate. The enrollment token includes an enterprise identifier associated with the enterprise. The computing device receives a package containing one or more applications. The package also includes an enterprise identifier. Installation and execution of one or more applications from the received package is accepted or rejected based on a comparison of the enterprise identifier from the enrollment token with the enterprise identifier from the received package or application. A web service provides validation services by monitoring the installation and execution of applications on the computing devices associated with the enterprise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Clifford Paul Strom, Daniel Kevin McBride, Arvind Ramakrishnan, Yashraj Motilal Borse, Chittaranjan Pattekar
  • Patent number: 11425279
    Abstract: An information processing device not connected to a communication line includes a processor configured to measure an accumulated number of execution counts for specific processing repeatedly performed by an application, and perform control so that after the accumulated number of execution counts reaches an allowable number, the application is not started up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kota Matsuo, Yusuke Izumisawa, Mami Yokohashi
  • Patent number: 11411736
    Abstract: Updating a verifiable claim so that a duration of the verifiable claim can be modified without direct user input. A plurality of verifiable claims that have previously been issued to a user are accessed by a computing system. The plurality of verifiable claims include duration metadata that defines a duration of each of the plurality of verifiable claims. The duration metadata of each of the plurality of verifiable claims is monitored to determine those of the plurality of verifiable claims that are set to expire based on the defined duration. For those verifiable claims that are set to expire, a request is made to a party that issued each verifiable claim for update information that is configured to modify the duration of each verifiable claim. In response to receiving the update information, the duration of each verifiable claim is automatically updated without the need for any direct user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Murdoch, Ankur Patel, Guillermo P. Proano, Nithya Ganesh
  • Patent number: 11409891
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for allocating access to digital media content. In one embodiment, the system may comprise a media server accessible over a communications network, a processor of the media server being configured to encrypt the digital media content to produce a secondary license for the digital media content, and to provide a temporary license key allowing a user to access at least a first portion of the digital media content during an activation usage interval of the secondary license for that portion of the digital media content assigned to the user. The media server further comprises an assignment database configured to store an assignment status of the license. Such a system is configured to permit the user to access the assigned portion of the digital media content during the usage interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Schonfeld, Arnaud Robert
  • Patent number: 11379562
    Abstract: A computational instance of a remote network management platform may execute a remote access call for a license consolidation server. The remote access call may contain instructions for obtaining concurrent license usage statistics from the license consolidation server. In response to obtaining the concurrent license usage statistics, the computational instance may update a software configuration with the concurrent license usage statistics, where the software configuration contains a license rights allocation for the concurrent software application. Based on the concurrent license usage statistics and the license rights allocations, the computational instance may generate a representation of a graphical user interface that contains an overview pane indicating a utilization of the concurrent software application. Then the computational instance may transmit, to a client device, the representation of the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohan Tyagi, Julian Michael Flores
  • Patent number: 11379209
    Abstract: An apparatus for upgrading a software product is provided. The apparatus generates an upgrade package of the software product, the upgrade package including an installation file of the software product, a metadata file and one or more executable files. The apparatus also executes the one or more executable files to perform operations for upgrading the software product. The operations include unpacking the installation file; adding a disk file in the installation file to a virtual machine based on a file name indicated in the metadata file, the disk file including upgraded files of the software product; mounting the disk file to a mount point of the virtual machine, wherein the mount point is indicated in the metadata file; and providing a path to access the upgraded files based on the mount point and a folder path of the upgraded files indicated in the metadata file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Min Liu, Weiyang Liu, Ming Zhang, Yubing Zhang, Naveen Rastogi
  • Patent number: 11379561
    Abstract: A method may include obtaining a state diagram of a software management system, wherein the software management system manages at least a first software and configuring a license usage management system based on the state diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Shatov, Christopher Rath, John Murray, Michelle Martens
  • Patent number: 11375559
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a communication connection method. The method includes: capturing an image containing a marker and identifying the marker in the image; acquiring an identifier of a controller corresponding to the marker when the marker is a controller marker, the identifier being used for pairing during a communication connection with the controller; and establishing the communication connection with the controller based on the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Guangdong Virtual Reality Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guotai Wang, Jingwen Dai, Jie He, Yiqun Wu, Lini Cai
  • Patent number: 11361294
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating a license during a purchasing process between a customer and a vendor are provided. In one implementation, a method may be executable by a vendor system in communication with a customer device in a decentralized computing infrastructure. The method may include the steps of receiving a purchase order from a customer to initiate a purchase of a software or hardware product, where the customer is associated with the customer device, and receiving a public key from the customer. Additionally, the method may include the steps of creating a smart contract for controlling a license related to the purchase of the software or hardware product and sending a contract address associated with the smart contract to the customer to enable the customer to activate the software or hardware product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Mallikarjunappa Kore, Aung Htay, Paul Hudgins, Marek Gimza
  • Patent number: 11349864
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software can be used to determine security risks of software services on a cloud computing platform. In some aspects, a computer-implemented method comprises: receiving, by a software service application executing on a cloud computing platform, a request for a software service provided by the software service application; identifying, by the software service application, a resource that is triggered by the request; determining, by the software service application, that the request has a security risk based on a security policy associated with the resource; and in response to the determining, generating, by the software service application, a security notification indicating the security risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Adam John Boulton
  • Patent number: 11347838
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to blockchain implementations and is suited for, but not limited to, use with the Bitcoin blockchain. The invention relates to a technical solution for managing a voting, counting, selection and/or decision making process. It can be used for the implementation of automated processes such as device/system control, process control, distributed computing and storage and others. The invention provides an event detecting, monitoring and/or counting mechanism. The event may be, for example, a vote, decision or selection which is made by a given entity. The invention provides a counting solution in which a computing resource, running simultaneously and in parallel to the blockchain, manages a loop-based operation. The computing resource continuously monitors the state of the blockchain as well as any other off-blockchain input data or source. The execution of the loop is influenced by the state of the blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: nChain Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Craig Steven Wright, Stephane Savanah
  • Patent number: 11336624
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to distribute media content are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a client interface to receive a request from a wireless communication device for authorization to present media, the media received at the wireless communication device in an encrypted format. A database is to store an association of the wireless communication device and a wired network termination unit. A record interface is to, in response to the request for authorization, query the database based on an identifier of the wireless network communication device to determine whether the wired network termination unit is authorized to receive the media via a wired communication path, and in response to determining that the wired network termination unit is authorized to receive the media via the wired communication path authorize the wireless communication device to decrypt and present the transmitted media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anthony A. Haeuser, Mary McCarthy, Scott A. Pettit, Christopher A. Lee, Roland Noll
  • Patent number: 11334882
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing ownership and transfers of physical objects using information stored on a distributed ledger such as a blockchain. A distributed ledger may securely store object data describing the current owner(s) of an object, the previous owner(s) of the object, the history of transfers of the object, and/or other information regarding the object. Use of a distributed ledger may provide an immutable, readily auditable record of the current ownership and ownership history of the object. Each user participating in the system may be assigned a unique identifier to be used for conducting transactions on the distributed ledger network. A user may also be provided with a digital security token such as a cryptographic key that is useable to authenticate the user and enable access to the object data stored on the distributed ledger(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Hudson R. Jameson, Seth Ethington, John C. Hopkins, III, Benjamin D. Ethington, Jonathan F. Cholak
  • Patent number: 11328094
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for constructing a virtual space. The method of constructing a virtual space may include obtaining world information for generating a space of a virtual world, determining a location of an agent in the space of the virtual world, selecting a digital object capable of being displayed to the agent in the space of the virtual world based on the world information and the location of the agent, determining whether a display area of the selected digital object is present, and determining whether to display content through the display area based on a contract preset with respect to the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: PIAMOND CORP.
    Inventor: Doo Geon Hwang
  • Patent number: 11328145
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for updating features on an image scanning apparatus has a client computing device capture and decode an image of a first symbol that encodes data that identifies the image scanning apparatus, request a server to enable a feature on the image scanning apparatus, receive activation data from the server to enable the feature, and generate an image of a second symbol on a display of the client computing device that encodes the activation data. The image scanning apparatus captures and decodes an image of the second symbol, and uses the decoded activation data to enable a feature resident on the image scanning apparatus or to request a download of the feature from the client computing device if the feature is not resident on the image scanning apparatus. The client computing device downloads the feature from the server, and uploads the feature to the image scanning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Cornell, Ke Zhang
  • Patent number: 11328456
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method includes: while causing presentation of video content having a current plot setting, receiving a user input indicating a request to explore the current plot setting; obtaining synthesized reality (SR) content associated with the current plot setting in response to receiving the user input; causing presentation of the SR content associated with the current plot setting; receiving one or more user interactions with the SR content; and adjusting the presentation of the SR content in response to receiving the one or more user interactions with the SR content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ian M. Richter, Daniel Ulbricht, Jean-Daniel E. Nahmias, Omar Elafifi, Peter Meier
  • Patent number: 11314886
    Abstract: A unique identifier id(f) is generated for file f and is stored on a content address server. A symmetric encryption key KF is generated for file f. File f is divided into n segments. A unique identifier id(si) is generated for each segment si of the n segments. Each segment si of the n segments is encrypted using the symmetric key KF using a symmetric encryption algorithm, producing n encrypted segments esi=ESKF(si). Each encrypted segment esi is stored with its identifier id(si) on at least one peer device. For each encrypted segment esi, the identifier id(si) is stored on the content address server with the identifier id(f). A public key KU2 of a second user is retrieved, the symmetric key KF is encrypted with key KU2, producing wrapped key KW2=EAKU2(KF), and key KW2 is stored on the content address server with identifier id(f).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CyLogic, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Firestone, Hilary L. MacMillan, Raghu Lingampally
  • Patent number: 11308194
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein provides a method to control the resources used in a device. An implementation of such a method includes generating a device configuration ledger block based on initial assembly of components of a storage device, storing the device configuration ledger block on a node of a distributed ledger, detecting an activation of the device; in response to detecting the activation of the device, generating a current distributed ledger block based on current assembly of components of the storage device, comparing the current distributed ledger block with the device configuration ledger block, and in response to determining that the current distributed ledger block does not match with the device configuration ledger block disabling the operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Courtney, David R. Kaiser, Anthony R. Duran
  • Patent number: 11295246
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for portable network interfaces to manage authentication and license enforcement. A system may include a plurality of resource instances including a producer instance configured to implement a network-accessible service, and an authentication coordinator. The coordinator may assign an interface record to the service, wherein the interface record comprises an IP address and a set of security properties. The coordinator may configure the security properties to allow a client to request an attachment of the interface record to a selected resource instance, such that the selected resource instance is enabled to transmit network messages from the IP address using one or more physical network interfaces of the selected resource instance. The producer resource instance initiates authentication operations for the service, including at least one authentication operation based on the IP address of the interface record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Jacques de Kadt, James Alfred Gordon Greenfield
  • Patent number: 11290493
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing security in a cloud computing environment are provided. Exemplary methods include: receiving a target, the target specifying workloads of a plurality of workloads to be included in the security policy, the plurality of workloads being associated with the cloud computing environment; identifying nodes and edges in the graph database using the target, the graph database representing the plurality of workloads as nodes and relationships between the plurality of workloads as edges; getting a security intent, the security intent including a high-level security objective in a natural language; obtaining a security template associated with the security intent; and applying the security template to the identified nodes and edges to produce security rules for the security policy, the security rules at least one of allowing and denying communications between the target and other workloads of the plurality of workloads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: vArmour Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Woolward, Meng Xu, Hong Xiao, Keith Stewart, Matthew M. Williamson
  • Patent number: 11288343
    Abstract: Systems and methods for software license management using a distributed ledger are disclosed. A method for software license management may include: receiving, from an agent executed by an electronic device in a computer network, a request for a new software license for the electronic device or for a user; determining that there are no available tokens for associated with the software license in a license inventory; obtaining a license for the software; generating a token for the license, wherein the token comprises an identification of a license type and a software identifier; writing the token to a license distributed ledger with an indication that the token is available; reserving the token for the electronic device or the user and writing the reservation to the license distributed ledger; and adding a second token for the license to an electronic wallet associated with the electronic device or the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Adam K. Kozul, Michael J. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 11263308
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses, methods, and systems for run-time code execution validation. An embodiment includes a memory, and circuitry configured to monitor run-time executable code stored in a secure array of the memory device and receive an indication that a portion of the run-time executable code executed, wherein the indication includes a received Message Authentication Code (MAC) and take an action in response to the indication that the portion of the run-time executable code failed to execute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonino Mondello, Alberto Troia
  • Patent number: 11252130
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-implemented system and method for automating the secure deployment of application identity manager (AIM) security agents to ensure integrity of identity assertion during the security sensitive agent installation process, while providing significant cost and time savings in the deployment process. The invention also relates to a command line interface (CLI) to representational state transfer (REST) web services proxy, which provides a standards-based REST web service that interfaces with a Microsoft .NET MVC framework to enable cross platform automation and integration with vault management functions. The invention also relates to a multi-vault management platform comprising a graphical user interface-based portal to manage vault functions across a number of vaults with advanced error handling and process integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: David John Seferiadis, Alexander M. Collins
  • Patent number: 11250134
    Abstract: A container corresponding to executable code may be received. In response to receiving the container, a container manager resident in a memory of a computation environment may be executed to verify the container. The container manager may be verified by a boot loader of the computation environment. Permissions of the container to access the resources of a computation environment may be determined after the verification of the container by the container manager. Access to one or more resources of the computation environment may be provided by transferring control to the one or more resources from the container manager to the container based on the permissions of the container for the resources of the computation environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Cryptography Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Ambuj Kumar
  • Patent number: 11250109
    Abstract: A computer system for providing software over a network includes: a computer system for providing software over a network is provided. The system includes: a control unit configured to reside at a site, the control unit including a control unit identification (ID) that uniquely identifies the control unit to the network; a copy of the software, the software including sets of features; a license generator configured to create a features activation file containing the control unit ID and identifying at least one set of features to be activated by the control unit; a computer configured to download the features activation file to the control unit; and, the control unit configured for activating one of the sets of features according to the features activation file. A method and a computer program product are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Eytan Radian, Gila Shmueli
  • Patent number: 11252250
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for managing a plurality of heterogeneous services and/or a plurality of heterogeneous devices linked to at least one customer. In operation, a system links a customer identifier associated with at least one customer with one or more of a plurality of heterogeneous services and/or a plurality of heterogeneous devices. Moreover, the system manages the plurality of heterogeneous services and/or the plurality of heterogeneous devices linked to the customer(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Jonathan Shmukler, Hadar Sharon, Tal Chava Zamir
  • Patent number: 11244031
    Abstract: Technology is disclosed herein for license aggregation in a license data structure. In at least one implementation, program instructions stored on one or more computer readable storage media, when executed by a processing system, direct the processing system to at least, responsive to a launch of an application, create a license file request comprising a plurality of user identifications (IDs) and send the license file request to a licensing service. The processing system is further directed to obtain a single license file for the application from the licensing service, the license file comprising a user license defining features of the application to be enabled based on licenses pertaining to the plurality of user IDs. The processing system is further directed to enable the plurality of features of the application based on the user license, and initiate presentation of the application in accordance with the enabled plurality of features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Carlos Peza Ramirez, Robert Donner, Harold E. Beyel, III, Vlad Riscutia, Chase Taylor Thomas
  • Patent number: 11238543
    Abstract: A method of using a distributed ledger maintained solely in a computer network. Wage payment information is received from an employer regarding an employee. A copy of a digital public key uniquely associated with the employee is received. A transaction is issued to the distributed ledger at a time of wage issuance, along with identity data encrypted with the digital public key, the identity data uniquely associated with the employee, the identity data being multi-level identity data based on levels of data sensitivity, and the identity data including information controllable by the employee to designate which level of the multi-level identity data can be accessed using a data level code and a digital signing key belonging to the employee. A level of the multi-level identity data can be made available to a third party upon being identified with the data level code and upon being decrypted with the digital signing key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventor: Anna Linne
  • Patent number: 11233913
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a terminal apparatus including a data transmitting unit that transmits data indicating an image formed by an image forming apparatus and necessity information indicating whether authentication information is required for forming the image, to a server apparatus, an identification information storage unit that stores identification information for identifying the data transmitted by the data transmitting unit in a storage unit, an authentication information storage unit that acquires authentication information from a user, with storage of the identification information as a trigger, and stores the acquired authentication information in association with the identification information in the storage unit, and an authentication information transmitting unit that acquires the authentication information from the storage unit and transmits the authentication information to the server apparatus; and the server apparatus including a data receiving unit that receives the data and the ne
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Masayuki Iwasawa, Shingo Kato
  • Patent number: 11222096
    Abstract: A method for securely executing an item of software. One or more security modules are executed by a computer and a computer executes the item of software. The execution of the item of software includes, at at least one point during execution of the item of software at which a predetermined function is to be performed, attempting to perform the predetermined function. The attempt to perform the predetermined function including sending, to an address system, a request for an address of instructions for carrying out the predetermined function, the request including an identifier of the predetermined function; receiving, from the address system in response to the request, an address generated by the address system based, at least in part, on (a) the identifier and (b) verification data provided to the address system from at least one of the one or more security modules; and continuing execution of the item of software at the address received from the address system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Irdeto B.V.
    Inventor: Robert Krten
  • Patent number: 11222095
    Abstract: Computer software product management systems that operate in a networked computing environment and including a computer database, an intermediate publishing service and spoke computing systems. The database includes an entitlement-monetization data model that includes an entitlement definition and a monetization definition that are inextricably tied to each other in the entitlement-monetization data model. The entitlement-monetization data model is published to spoke computing systems for runtime processing of customer requests made through a customer facing application concerning a computer software product configured according to the entitlement-monetization data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Randell A. Agadoni, Ho Yin Cheng, Michael A. Meagher, Leena Sampemane
  • Patent number: 11212264
    Abstract: Systems and methods for protecting user data received by, stored on, and/or requested by third-party computing devices include a data entry computing system on a first network node. The data entry computing system includes a processing circuit configured to: identify user-entered data as sensitive user data, generate a content encryption key (CEK), generate encrypted user data by encrypting the sensitive user data with the CEK, and tag the encrypted user data and the CEK with a tag readable by a database server on a network node different than the data entry computing system. The tag includes information indicative of the user data. The processing circuit is configured to transmit the encrypted user data to the database server, wherein the database server excludes a private key of a key manager on a network node different than the data entry computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Phillip H. Griffin, Brian L. Keltner, Ronnie F. McGinnis, Jr., Jeffrey J. Stapleton, Luis A. Suarez
  • Patent number: 11204979
    Abstract: A client apparatus determines whether a license system of an application is a node-locked system or a floating system when the application is activated. The client apparatus further determines whether a node-locked license is acquired if it is determined that the license system of the application is the node-locked system. The client apparatus initializes a user interface to display a license-required function in an enabled state if the node-locked license of the node-locked system is acquired or the license system is the floating system. The client apparatus initializes a user interface to display the license-required function in a disabled state if the node-locked license of the node-locked system is not acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11201868
    Abstract: A system and method by which an application is capable of accessing its own DRM information stored in a content-agnostic DRM system. By being able to access its own DRM information, the application is able to improve the overall user experience by, among other things, making DRM-related information available to the user and providing potential options to the user which may not have been previously available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Alexander Davydov, Balazs Godeny, Kimmo Loytana
  • Patent number: 11200300
    Abstract: Techniques for secure sharing of data in computing systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes when exchanging data between the host operating system and the guest operating system, encrypting, at a trusted platform module (TPM) of the host, data to be exchanged with a first key to generate encrypted data. The method also includes transmitting the encrypted data from the host operating system to the guest operating system and decrypting, at the guest operating system, the transmitted encrypted data using a second key previously exchanged between the TPM of the host and a virtual TPM of the guest operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Giridhar Viswanathan, Sudeep Kumar Ghosh, Ankit Srivastava, Michael Trevor Pashniak, Benjamin M Schultz, Balaji Balasubramanyan, Hari R Pulapaka, Tushar Suresh Sugandhi, Matthew David Kurjanowicz, Ahmed Saruhan Karademir
  • Patent number: 11195612
    Abstract: Centralized systems execute one or more applications for monitoring and operating a plurality of network enabled medical devices. An indication to start a selected application at the centralized system or at a network enabled medical device is received at the centralized system/network enabled medical device. The selected application may require a license to operate and, at the time the indication is received, may have a first license available. Instead of using the first license, the centralized system/network enabled medical device may determine to inherit at least a portion of a second license to operate the selected application. The centralized system/network enabled medical device may inherit at least the portion of the second license to form an inherited license, where the inherited license enables features of the selected application. Using the inherited license, the selected application is started with the enabled features. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Orona, Aron Weiler, Patrick Ward
  • Patent number: 11190506
    Abstract: A wireless communication system enables one-sided authentication of a responder device (120) by an initiator device (110) and mutual authentication of both devices. Embodiments of the initiator may have a message unit (116) and a state machine (117). The initiator starts by acquiring a responder public key via an out-of-band action and sends an authentication request. The responder sends an authentication response comprising responder authentication data based on a responder private key and a mutual progress status indicative of the mutual authentication being in progress for enabling the responder device to acquire an initiator public key via a responder out-of-band action. The initiator state machine is arranged to provide a mutual authenticating state, engaged upon receiving the mutual progress status, for awaiting mutual authentication. Thereby long time-out periods during wireless communication are avoided, while also enabling the initiator to report communication errors to the user within a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Arnoldus Cornelis Bernsen, Franciscus Antonius Maria Van De Laar, Ronald Felix Albertus Linders
  • Patent number: 11170457
    Abstract: An acquisition part acquires a blockchain in which a plurality of blocks are linked, the blocks store (i) creator information for identifying a creator of a work, (ii) rule information for establishing transaction rules of the work, (iii) information relating to a virtual currency used for a transaction of the work, and (iv) a transfer history of the work and information relating to an exploitation right which is a right established for the work and allows others to use the work. A license information specification part specifies a grantor and a license fee of the exploitation right. A received amount transfer part subtracts a creator's receiving amount from a balance of the virtual currency associated with the grantor, and adds the creator's receiving amount to a balance of the virtual currency associated with a person or management organization designated by the creator of the work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: ARTRIGGER INC.
    Inventors: Madoka Sakaitani, Kenichi Mogi
  • Patent number: 11163728
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a computer program product for managing contention includes a computer readable storage medium that has program instructions embodied therewith, where the computer readable storage medium is not a transitory signal per se, and where the program instructions are executable by a processor to cause the processor to perform a method including incrementing, by the processor, a counter associated with an image in response to a creation of a container instance using the image, comparing, by the processor, the counter to a threshold value, and conditionally replicating the image by the processor, based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chao Zheng, Lukas Rupprecht, Vasily Tarasov
  • Patent number: 11163856
    Abstract: A system in accordance with the present disclosure may include a plurality of electronic devices that do not have Internet connectivity. Each electronic device may include a barcode decoder and a license activation application. The system may also include a computing device that has an Internet connection. The computing device may include a master program that is executable to obtain a plurality of identifiers from the plurality of electronic devices. The master program may also be executable to send at least one license request to a license server via the Internet connection. The at least one license request may include the plurality of identifiers. The master program may also be executable to receive a plurality of licenses from the license server in response to the at least one license request. The master program may also be executable to provide the plurality of licenses to the plurality of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Lei, Anuj Sajit Shah
  • Patent number: 11151228
    Abstract: The present application discloses a blockchain-based image transaction system, method, and apparatus. An exemplary method comprises: receiving a target image uploaded from a transaction node in a blockchain, wherein the target image is provided to the transaction node by a user; authenticating, based on image content of the target image, copyright of the target image; if the authentication is successful: generating a copyright certificate of the target image; sending the copyright certificate to the transaction node for the transaction node to display the copyright certificate and a preset prompt window to the user, wherein the preset prompt window inquires the user whether to make the target image as an image available for transaction; and if confirmation information is received, adding the target image into an image transaction pool, wherein the confirmation information indicates the user has determined the target image as an image available for transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xueqing Zou
  • Patent number: 11151119
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assessing the veracity of content are described. The method may include determining a truth rating for each of a plurality of factual claims in a document, generating a veracity score for the document based on the truth rating for each of the identified plurality of factual claims, generating a meta-data score for the document based on metadata of the document, and generating a content structure score for the document. The method may then include generating a reliability index for the document based on the veracity score and the meta-data score and presenting the scores and the overall reliability index to a user via a user application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randy A. Rendahl, Glenn Fuller, Colleen Lhota
  • Patent number: 11126698
    Abstract: A distributed ledger system includes a device registry and a software registry. The device registry includes a plurality of device identifiers. Each device identifier uniquely identifies a device that has been registered with the distributed ledger system. The software registry includes a plurality of software license identifiers. Each software license identifier uniquely identifies a software license that has been registered with the distributed ledger system. The distributed ledger system also includes transaction management components that are configured to record device transaction information associated with the plurality of devices and software transaction information associated with the plurality of software licenses. The distributed ledger system also includes access control components that are configured to enforce access control policies related to the plurality of devices and the plurality of software licenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sonal Gaurav Vaish, Timothy Paul Baumann, Seema Lal Gulabrani, Brittany Jon Moore
  • Patent number: 11120437
    Abstract: The invention relates to the fields of tokenisation, blockchain and smart contract technologies. It provides a technical arrangement which simplifies the automated management of contracts. The invention comprises a method and system which use a computer-based repository for storage of the contract. The contract is then represented by a transaction on the blockchain. Metadata within the transaction's script includes a hash of the contract and a means of identifying its location within the repository. The transaction also includes an unspent output (UTXO) which indicates its status as an open (ie not terminated) contract. The contract is terminated by spending the output at a later point in time, for example, using n Lock Time+Check Lock Time Verify (CLTV). By combining this concept with other techniques and computing components, the invention can provide a powerful mechanism for implementing various tasks such as renewing or rolling over the contract, or dividing it into sub-contracts or conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: nChain Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Craig Steven Wright, Stephane Savanah
  • Patent number: 11120130
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for protecting kernel control-flow integrity using static binary instrumentation are provided. The method includes configuring a compiler to reserve a register in a processor, compiling source code into a binary based on the configured compiler, and modifying the binary to prevent exploits using the reserved register, wherein the reserved register stores a first encryption key for encrypting and decrypting return addresses. The reserved register stores an encryption key that is used to encrypt and decrypt return addresses to prevent control flow exploits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: James Gleeson, Ahmed Azab, Wenbo Shen, Rohan Bhutkar