Including Authentication Patents (Class 705/67)
  • Patent number: 10262165
    Abstract: Method and system are provided for authentication for pairing of a smart pen with a computing device. The method, which is carried out at a smart pen, may include: sensing a signature event carried out by a user writing with the smart pen on an input user interface of the computing device; recording a signature resulting from the signature event; authenticating the signature by comparing to a stored previously recorded signature at the smart pen. If the authenticating is successful, the method activates connection of the smart pen with the computing device using a communication channel. A corresponding method is carried out at the computing device at which the signature event is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giacomo G. Chiarella, Shayan Z. Dolab, Deborah L. Fielder, Eunjin Lee
  • Patent number: 10262164
    Abstract: A transform-enabled integrated circuit for use in cryptographic proof-of-work systems is provided. The transform-enabled integrated circuit includes a transformation block embedded among other circuitry components within the cryptographic datapath of the transform-enabled integrated circuit. The transformation block may be configured at a time subsequent to the manufacture of the integrated circuit to embody as circuitry any one of a plurality of mathematical transformation functions, thus enabling a user to systemically modify the results of cryptographic operations performed by the integrated circuit while retaining the high performance and efficiency characteristics of application specific integrated circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Blockchain ASICs LLC
    Inventors: Edward L. Rodriguez De Castro, Adrian George Port, Sagar V. Reddy
  • Patent number: 10249101
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes interacting with a gate access device that is capable of preventing access to a location, where the gate access device subsequently sends an authorization request message to an issuer for approval, the authorization request message including a request to charge a predetermined amount of money to pay for access to a location, and entering the location if the gate access device receives an authorization response message indicating that the charge is authorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: VISA U.S.A INC.
    Inventors: Ayman Hammad, Philip Dixon, Khalid El-Awady, Patrick Faith, Mark Carlson
  • Patent number: 10242235
    Abstract: Method and system are provided for authentication for pairing of a smart pen with a computing device. The method, which is carried out at a smart pen, may include: sensing a signature event carried out by a user writing with the smart pen on an input user interface of the computing device; recording a signature resulting from the signature event; authenticating the signature by comparing to a stored previously recorded signature at the smart pen. If the authenticating is successful, the method activates connection of the smart pen with the computing device using a communication channel. A corresponding method is carried out at the computing device at which the signature event is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giacomo G. Chiarella, Shayan Z. Dolab, Deborah L. Fielder, Eunjin Lee
  • Patent number: 10228967
    Abstract: A non-repudiable transaction protocol system includes a memory, at least one processor in communication with the memory, an operating system executing on the at least one processor, a resource manager configured to manage a storage system, and a transaction manager. The transaction manager is configured to provide NRO-W evidence of a work request from a client to the resource manager and provide NRR-W evidence to the client that the resource manager has completed initial work for the work request. Additionally, the transaction manager is configured to provide NRO-C evidence to the resource manager that the client requested completion of the initial work and NRR-C evidence to the client that the resource manager promised to execute the completion. Each of the NRO-W evidence, the NRR-W evidence, the NRO-C evidence, and the NRR-C evidence are exchanged to prevent either one of the client and the resource manager from gaining an advantage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Robinson, Thomas Jenkinson
  • Patent number: 10230789
    Abstract: A method, a terminal device, and a cloud server includes using a first account by a first terminal to log into a cloud server, acquiring schedule information stored in the cloud server, where the schedule information is information that is created by a second user who registers a second personal account and is transmitted to the cloud server by a second terminal that logs in, by using the second personal account, to the cloud server, when reminder time of the schedule information arrives, acquiring a biometric characteristic information of a first user who is using the first terminal, and when the biometric characteristic information is authenticated, presenting reminder information of the schedule information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haizhang Chi
  • Patent number: 10230530
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing blockchain transactions, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for securing a blockchain with proof-of-transactions. In various embodiments, the blockchain system utilizes a proof-of-transactions approach that is based on a multi-player voting system and that is not susceptible to a free-rider problem that affects many other cryptocurrencies. The proof-of-transactions approach allows the cryptocurrency network to divide revenue between the nodes in the peer-to-peer network that provides bandwidth and connectivity and a set of other nodes that solve computational puzzles that safeguard the security of the blockchain system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Proclus Technologies Limited
    Inventors: David Begor Lancashire, Richard Michael Parris
  • Patent number: 10212214
    Abstract: A communication network comprises an access network, a subsystem and a gateway computer that bridges the access network and the subsystem. A plurality of client applications of a single user may connect to services provided by the subsystem. The gateway registers the user in the subsystem and associates all communication of the plurality of instances with a unique identifier that identifies the combination of the user and the gateway thus reducing the number of user registrations in the subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Vodafone GmbH
    Inventor: Marc Andre Rameil-Green
  • Patent number: 10204339
    Abstract: A method of issuing blockchain-based digital certificates including receiving from a user hashed user identification information and object information, recording to a digital certificate smart contract deployed at a digital certificate smart contract address on a blockchain network the hashed user identification information and object information and a timestamp of when the hashed user identification information and the object information were received, defined as a received timestamp, signing the digital certificate smart contract with an issuer signature, performing a user identity verification process to confirm a user identity, the user identity verification process, and upon confirming the user identity, generating a combination certificate configured to verify the user's ownership of an object associated with the object information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Vijay K. Madisetti, Arshdeep Bahga
  • Patent number: 10204337
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a wallet vault in communication with a financial payment network and a wallet in a customer device. Token information is generated and stored and corresponds to customer information and a payment product of the customer. The token information is output in an encrypted format from the wallet to a merchant website loaded on the customer device or a merchant application installed on the customer device, and then routed to the wallet vault. The token information may ultimately be routed to a financial entity to process the transaction. In such manner, a transaction may be authorized but the merchant does not receive the customer's unencrypted payment product information for such authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Howard Spector, Hugh Tamassia, Brian Smyth, Joseph William Stanish, Reetika Grewal, Vincent R. D'Agostino, Russ Mahy, Scott Hollis Ouellette, Sherry Ann Allen, Dan Poswolsky
  • Patent number: 10198726
    Abstract: This application relates to systems, methods, and apparatus for using a computing device to perform payment transactions while the computing device is operating in a low power wallet mode during a low battery state of the computing device. During a low power wallet mode, various subsystems are prevented from receiving current from a battery of the computing device, while a near field communication (NFC) system of the computing device is provided with an operating current for detecting target systems. A target system and the NFC system can communicate during the low power wallet mode of the computing device, thereby allowing a user of the computing device to conduct payment transactions when the computing device is in a low power wallet mode. Such payment transactions can be useful if the user is ever stranded without enough power to fully operate the computing device and needs to pay for transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Cyril de la Cropte de Chanterac, Joseph Hakim, Leland W. Lew, Hue Duc Tran
  • Patent number: 10192401
    Abstract: Mobile transfers of mobile payments are bound by an electronic gaming machine (EGM) in a gaming system. The EGM receives, from the mobile device, a unique mobile device identifier and a cash out request to receive winnings resulting from one or more game wins of an event, wherein the event is a gaming event resulting from the placement of the one or more wagers at the EGM. The EGM verifies the unique mobile device identifier, received from the mobile device, is stored at a host device in order to approve and transfer the winnings resulting from one or more game wins of the event to the mobile device. The EGM transfers, to the mobile device, a mobile payment of the winnings resulting from one or more game wins of the event after verifying the unique mobile device identifier is stored at the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Dwayne R. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10185947
    Abstract: A network service operates to initialize and link a card instrument to a merchant or merchant location, so that the merchant can receive funds the service. One or more requests are detected to use the card instrument for one or more transactions, where each transaction involves a corresponding customer who has registered a customer funding account with the network service. For each of the transactions, a merchant account is funded using a funding account of the card instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Expensify, Inc.
    Inventor: David M. Barrett
  • Patent number: 10185939
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a process for performing transactions among a number of participants, in which every participant has a unique pseudonym assigned to him and the assignment of a pseudonym to a participant and the participant's transaction data are stored on a notary server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Heinz Giesen
  • Patent number: 10169768
    Abstract: A communications system and method by which information is transmitted and received bi-directionally between digital signage and individuals viewing scenes displayed on digital signage. The digital signage transmits and receives information via an RFID reader and the individual transmits and receives information via an RFID tag. The system and method are useful in providing subscribers to a product/service information database with individually customized information about products and services based on the personal profiles of the individual subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Diegane Dione
  • Patent number: 10154410
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for authenticating a user are provided. A device includes one or more processors configured to determine if a requested service requires high quality authentication, generate a request for high quality authentication if the requested service requires high quality authentication, and generate a request for low quality authentication if the requested service requires low quality authentication. The device also include a network interface component coupled to a network, the network interface component configured to: receive the request for the service requiring authentication, and a memory, the memory storing high quality authentication information and low quality authentication information for authenticating the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Bjorn Markus Jakobsson
  • Patent number: 10147065
    Abstract: A system for optimized configuration of an adaptive authentication service is disclosed that automatically generates one or more risk score thresholds. The system generates a risk score threshold or thresholds for an upcoming time period such that the business damages estimated to occur during the upcoming time period are minimized. The business damages estimated to occur during the upcoming time period may include business damages resulting from false negative authentication determinations, which incorrectly indicate that a fraudulent authentication request is legitimate, and false positive authentication determinations, which incorrectly indicate that a legitimate authentication request is fraudulent, and may be offset by the beneficial value of the enhancement to an organization's reputation resulting from true positive authentication determinations, which correctly indicate that an authentication request is fraudulent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Peleg Yiftachel, Alex Zaslavsky, Marcelo Blatt, Alon Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10126419
    Abstract: In a method for initializing at least one network segment of a network for the wireless location of movable locating objects arranged in a limited space using pulsed radio signals, wherein the at least one network segment in the limited space has at least two spaced apart reference nodes which form a chain-shaped communication network and which are autarkic in terms of communication, wherein a locating object arranged in the limited space is able to be located using one of the distance-based trilateration carried out by at least three reference nodes, and wherein general information is communicated by broadcast channels, the reference nodes listen to the broadcast channels in a standby position until initial information about their active participation in the communication network is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Balluff GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Michael Heldmaier, Andreas Schuerzinger, Daniel Schweizer
  • Patent number: 10120929
    Abstract: An item categorization service is described that automatically categorizes items of interest to a user. The user may possess an item that they wish to offer for sale using a network-based service. The user may submit item information to the item categorization service to categorize the item of interest. Upon receipt, the categorization service may assess the relevance of the item information to hierarchically organized categories maintained by the network-based service. Categories having the highest relevance may be identified as first category candidates. The deepest common ancestor of the first category candidates may be identified the first category. One or more categories, representing sub-categories of the first category, may be identified as and subjected to relevance assessment. Those sub-categories having the highest relevance may be identified as second category candidates. The deepest common ancestor of the second category candidates may be identified as a second category for the item of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyrus Khoshnevisan, Abhishek Kansal, Lam D. Nguyen, Michael Paul Touloumtzis
  • Patent number: 10121143
    Abstract: A method of issuing blockchain-based digital certificates comprising receiving from a user hashed user identification information and object information, recording to a digital certificate smart contract deployed at a digital certificate smart contract address on a blockchain network the hashed user identification information and object information and a timestamp of when the hashed user identification information and the object information were received, defined as a received timestamp, signing the digital certificate smart contract with an issuer signature, performing a user identity verification process to confirm a user identity, upon confirming the user identity, generating a combination certificate configured to be shared by the user to verify the user's ownership of an object associated with the object information, and sending the combination certificate to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Vijay K. Madisetti, Arshdeep Bahga
  • Patent number: 10122707
    Abstract: A “trusted service” establishes a trust relationship with an identity provider and interacts with the identity provider over a trusted connection. The trusted service acquires a token from the identity provider for a given user (or set of users) without having to present the user's credentials. The trusted service then uses this token (e.g., directly, by invoking an API, by acquiring another token, or the like) to access and obtain a cloud service on a user's behalf even in the user's absence. This approach enables background services to perform operations within a hosted session (e.g., via OAuth-based APIs) without presenting user credentials or even having the user present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Fork, Vincent Edmund Price
  • Patent number: 10115098
    Abstract: Methods and systems consistent with the present invention overcome the shortcomings of existing trading systems by providing an invoiceless trading system that creates incentives for customers to pay suppliers within a predetermined period of time, such as a settlement period. Specifically, the invoiceless trading system enables a customer to obtain a discount on orders placed with suppliers in return for an immediate payment (e.g., within 24 hours) by the customer. The supplier receives payment within the predetermined period of time, and the customer receives additional cash benefits by providing an early payment to the supplier. To communicate with and transfer funds between customers and suppliers, the invoiceless trading system may use an electronic gateway and a settlement bank. In addition to creating an incentive to embrace e-commerce, both customers and suppliers avoid the need to manually process orders and use invoices to complete transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FAST 101 PTY LTD
    Inventor: William James Duncan
  • Patent number: 10110592
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for accelerating online certificate status protocol (OCSP) response distribution to relying parties using a content delivery network (CDN). A certificate authority generates updated OCSP responses for OCSP responses cached in the CDN that are about to expire. In addition, the certificate authority pre-generates cache keys in place of CDNs generating the keys. The certificate authority sends the OCSP responses and the cache keys in one transaction, and the CDN, in turn, serves requests for the OCSP responses using the cache keys. For new certificates, a private CDN is pre-populated with an OCSP response for a certificate concurrent with that certificate being issued. Doing so effectively uses the PCDN as an origin server for OCSP responses, reducing CA infrastructure needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: DigiCert, Inc.
    Inventors: Hari Veladanda, Ning Chai, Richard F. Andrews, Quentin Liu
  • Patent number: 10102526
    Abstract: A method of issuing blockchain-based digital certificates comprising receiving from a user hashed user identification information and object information, recording to a digital certificate smart contract deployed at a digital certificate smart contract address on a blockchain network the hashed user identification information and object information and a timestamp of when the hashed user identification information and the object information were received, defined as a received timestamp, signing the digital certificate smart contract with an issuer signature, performing a user identity verification process to confirm a user identity, upon confirming the user identity, generating a combination certificate configured to be shared by the user to verify the user's ownership of an object associated with the object information, and sending the combination certificate to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Vijay K. Madisetti, Arshdeep Bahga
  • Patent number: 10102553
    Abstract: A system and process for coordinating streaming content or messages is provided. A network-connected server maintains a database containing media content-related data, such as the text of a message, accompanying media, time of airing, payment and related comments. A user can view these feeds or streams of these consciousness messages by downloading a mobile application or browsing to a website. The application can also be used to create, schedule and pay for a media content message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Mary Anne Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10096009
    Abstract: A payment system that uses replacement account identifiers is disclosed. An encrypted primary account number (PAN) may be received by a secure computer from a data entry device. The encrypted PAN may be decrypted by the secure computer and the secure computer may transmit a zero, nominal or no dollar authorization request to an issuer. Using the zero, nominal or no dollar authorization request, the issuer may verify the account. If the account is verified, then a replacement account identifier can be issued at a later time. The replacement account identifier may be used instead of the actual PAN to conduct payment transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Keith McGuire
  • Patent number: 10089612
    Abstract: A method of performing a fund transfer at an ATM includes receiving an active authentication transaction key at an ATM from a mobile financial transaction instrument via a wireless communication protocol, generating a PIN at the ATM, and storing the PIN in a machine readable storage medium. An authorization request message is transmitted to a financial institution identified by the active authentication transaction key. The authorization request message includes the PIN and at least a portion of the active authentication transaction key. The PIN is received from a user of the mobile financial transaction instrument, and the funds are dispensed in response to receiving the PIN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Rudolph Christian Wolfs, David Aaron Pinski
  • Patent number: 10078870
    Abstract: A computer implemented system/method carried out over one or more networks for consolidating retirement accounts owned by an owner, comprising: receiving an electronic data record from a first record keeper for a first retirement account owned by the owner; searching databases and/or sending search requests to one or more account record keepers including said first record keeper for one or more other retirement accounts owned by the owner; and consolidating the first retirement account into the one or more other retirement accounts upon finding the one or more other retirement accounts account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC
    Inventor: John Spencer Williams, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10068114
    Abstract: A method for implementing a host card emulation (HCE) service in a remote near field communication (NFC) device is provided. In the method, a first command application protocol data unit (APDU) is received at the remote NFC device from an NFC reader. A first response to the first command APDU is computed. A second command APDU from the NFC reader is predicted that is likely to follow receipt of the first command APDU from the NFC reader. A second response to the predicted second command APDU is computed. A third command APDU is received from the NFC reader. It is determined if the prediction of the second command APDU matches the third command APDU. If the second and third command APDUs match, then the computed second response is send directly to the NFC reader without having to traverse a NFC stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Hoogerbrugge, Wilhelmus Petrus Adrianus Johannus Michiels, Joppe Willem Bos
  • Patent number: 10044724
    Abstract: A service controller includes a network interface for coupling to a local area network of a hospitality establishment, and one or more processors coupled to the network interface. The one or more processors are configured to detect a device identifier of a user device on a local area network of a hospitality establishment, determine whether a guest of the hospitality establishment is associated with the device identifier, and automatically activate a service for the user device at the hospitality establishment in response to detecting the device identifier on the local area network when a guest of the hospitality establishment is determined to be associated with the device identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Gust Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter S. Warrick, Joshua M. Wookey, David T. Ong, Ian S. McBeth, Darren T. Ziebart, Andrew T. MacMillan
  • Patent number: 10033795
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a device and method for processing slice data. The method comprises: sending a download request for slice data adjacent to the newest continuous data to a server, determining whether or not a adjacent slice interval is filled with the slice data returned by the server; if yes, inserting the returned slice data into a database, setting the displaying mark thereof as valid, setting the displaying mark of downloaded data between the adjacent slice interval and the next slice interval to the adjacent slice interval as valid, and deleting the adjacent slice interval from the database; if not, inserting the returned slice data into the database, setting the displaying mark thereof as valid, and amending the border of the adjacent slice interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING QIHOO TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jiongxuan Zhang, Guofeng Fan
  • Patent number: 10026032
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method and communication device with an emulated mag stripe capability. Information is transmitted in the mag stripe data indicating that the communication device has chip capability as well. This information is used by a server on the back-end (acquirer, issuer, network) to take advantage of that chip capability. For example, additional fields can be used for security measures and communication over the telecommunications network with the device can be performed to provide a more secure communication with a terminal. In one embodiment, the additional information is provided in the service code, using a unique 3 digit code other than 2xx.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cameros Bay Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Ayman Hammad, Mark Carlson
  • Patent number: 10020982
    Abstract: The failure isolation method includes: a first step of performing a predetermined action for the monitoring target, collecting a failure event which is a result of the action, applying the failure event to a failure cause analysis rule, and narrowing down the root cause events together with certainty factors; a second step of determining whether the root cause event and the certainty factor narrowed down in the first step satisfy a predetermined requirement and whether the narrowing-down has been completed; and a third step of, when it is determined in the second step that the narrowing-down has not been completed, performing a predetermined additional action for the monitoring target, collecting an additional failure event which is a result of the additional action, applying the additional failure event to the failure cause analysis rule, and narrowing down the root cause events together with the certainty factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Iwamura, Yoshiko Yasuda, Hideaki Tsushima, Hideaki Ishii, Atsushi Komatsuzawa
  • Patent number: 10009176
    Abstract: An authentication token using a smart card that an organization would issue to its customer, the smart card having a processor for executing a software application that is responsive to a user input to generate a one-time password as an output. The smart card co-operates with an interface device for inputting the user input and displaying the one-time password. The authentication token may be used in combination with a remote authentication server for validation of the password and hence authentication of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: PRISM TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Peter Buck, Peter Newport
  • Patent number: 10002548
    Abstract: An artifact is provided that includes a substrate imprinted with personalized information including time-sensitive elements. At least a portion of the personalized information is configured to self-destruct over a time period that is commensurate with the time-sensitive elements. The artifact also includes a material operable for affixing the substrate to a subject with which the personalized information is associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Steven Tischer
  • Patent number: 9977926
    Abstract: A capability for localization of a wireless tag based on wireless gateway association information uses a wireless tag supporting multiple states and wireless gateway association information associated with the wireless tag to control localization of the wireless tag. The wireless tag may support an unconnected state in which the wireless tag communicates location tracking information using a wireless beacon signal which may be detected by various wireless gateways and a connected state in which the wireless tag communicates location tracking information via one or more connections with one or more wireless gateways. The wireless gateway association information may include wireless gateway lists (e.g., whitelists, blacklists, or the like), association rules, notification rules, or the like. The wireless gateway association information may be used to control transitions of the wireless tag between the unconnected state and the connected state, to control notifications for the wireless tag, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: Alcatel Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Huang, Irwin Kennedy, Surya Mattu, Richard Abbot, Jonathan Ling, Chih-Kuang Lin
  • Patent number: 9978064
    Abstract: A methods and system of hosted thin-client payment authorization and authentication services for processing payments for value-added service (VAS) providers is described. A method, performed by a host server operating a thin-client device, includes receiving transaction request data at a host server computer from a thin-client device, where the transaction request data can include financial account data and biometric data. The host-server transmits a verification request message to a VAS provider and receives an indication that it is a valid merchant. The host-server transmits an authorization request message comprising the biometric data to a payment processing network (PPN), where the PPN communicates with an authentication server computer to validate the biometric data, sends the authorization request message to an issuer and receives an authorization response message from the issuer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Phil Kumnick, Sonika Chandra
  • Patent number: 9967221
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product inserts a new e-mail into an interior of an original e-mail thread. An e-mail server receives a request to send a new e-mail to a new recipient. The new e-mail is relevant to an interior e-mail in an original e-mail thread. The original e-mail thread is an existing e-mail thread that has an unbranched single thread status, and includes an initial e-mail and a latest e-mail that are addressed to prior recipients. The interior e-mail is chronologically between the initial e-mail and the latest e-mail in the original e-mail thread. The e-mail server retrieves the original e-mail thread and inserts the new e-mail into the original e-mail thread next to the interior e-mail to create an updated e-mail thread, such that the updated e-mail thread retains the unbranched single thread status of the original e-mail thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Mathew Jawaharlal, Bala Priyadarshini Muralidharan, Arunachalam Narayanan, Sathya Santhar, Balamurugaramanathan Sivaramalingam
  • Patent number: 9954683
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for securely visualizing and routing digital signatures in an electronic document generated by an application program executing on a computer system. The application program may generate an electronic document for receiving a signature graphic, and calculate a hash value from the electronic document and the signature graphic, and create a cryptographic signature from the hash value using a cryptographic encryption method. The electronic document is digitally signed by embedding the cryptographic signature therein. The application program may further collect and route digital signatures by automatically collecting signatures from individual signers, one-by-one, and identify the appropriate signature line for each signer to sign. The application program may further generate a user interface for creating and collecting digital signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alnur Ali, Hyong Guk Kim, Alexander Malek
  • Patent number: 9948468
    Abstract: In an example, a DHN (DHN) is provided for enabling grantees to access digitally-controlled assets of a principal. The principal (level 0) establishes a digital testament (DT), identifying one or more grantees on levels 1-n. Each grantee receives a digital heritage certificate (DHC), which may be based on the PKI certificate definition. The DHC includes a “PREDECESSORS” field, identifying one or more predecessor certificates that must be revoked before the DHC is valid. All grantee DHCs have the principal's level 0, DHC as a predecessor certificate. Level n certificates may also be valid only if all certificates at level n?1, have been revoked. In practice, a DHC may be revoked when a user of the certificate passes away, so that nth generation grantees inherit only when generation n?1, has passed away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Nayshtut, Oleg Pogorelik, Avishay Sharaga, Ned M. Smith, Igor Muttik
  • Patent number: 9928489
    Abstract: When a split amount decided by a representative splitting, in a representative terminal, a total amount transmitted from a store terminal is notified from each member terminal to a credit company server as a payment amount, the credit company server holds information for payment settlement, and transmits payment permission information including encrypted information generated by encrypting the information for payment settlement, to each member terminal. Each member terminal transmits payment permission information of the same contents as the payment permission information to the representative terminal. The representative terminal transmits payment permission information obtained by concatenating the payment permission information, to the store terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yoriko Ohnishi, Masami Tada
  • Patent number: 9922053
    Abstract: Disclosed is a server-based system allowing users to utilize photo-based documentation to capture, organize, annotate, and share collections of photographs and images. Photos and images are added to a Photo Set. Photo Sets belong to Teams. Teams have users with memberships. Each Photo Set also has membership groups consisting of users. Each membership group may have common and unique permissions that differ from other groups. Photos and images may be flagged and annotated to bring attention to specific portions of the photo or image. Photo Sets are stored and managed from a central server. When a user updates a Photo Set, the updates are sent to other members of the Photo Set. Users may use a mobile application on a smartphone or tablet to capture an image and add flags before the image is uploaded to the server. Typical camera images may also be captured, annotated, and uploaded from a personal computer. Standard flags or a combination of standard and custom flags may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: PhotoSurvey, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick J. Caughey
  • Patent number: 9912485
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for embedding cryptographically modified versions of secret in digital certificates for use in authenticating devices and in providing services subject to conditional access conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Tat Keung Chan, Alexander Medvinsky, Eric J. Sprunk
  • Patent number: 9906373
    Abstract: In one implementation, a public key infrastructure utilizes a two stage revocation process for a set of data. One stage authenticates or revokes the set of data based on the status of the digital signature and another stage authenticates or revokes the set of data based on the status of an individual signature by the digital certificate. For example, a digital certificate based is assigned a certificate number. A serial number is assigned for a signature for the set of data as signed by the digital certificate. A data transmission, data packet, or install package includes the set of data, the certificate number and the serial number. Therefore, individual instances of the signature may be revoked according to serial number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Max Pritikin
  • Patent number: 9906367
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems and methods for providing end-to-end tamper protection in a cloud integration environment. One example method includes receiving, at a receiver in a cloud-based integration scenario, a B2B communication from a sender including data associated with a business transaction, the received communication in a target format. The cloud-based integration system transforms the original communication in a source format into the target format of the receiver. A digitally-signed sender fingerprint of critical fields extracted from the set of data associated with the at least one business transaction in the source format of the original B2B communication are received and verified as signed by the sender. A receiver fingerprint in the target format is generated using the critical fields from the received communication based on a pre-defined algorithm. The sender fingerprint and the generated receiver fingerprint are compared to determine if they are identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Frank Oliver Hoffmann, Christian Becker
  • Patent number: 9900376
    Abstract: A method, a terminal device, and a cloud server are provided for presenting schedule reminder information. The method includes after a second terminal logs in to the cloud server by using a first group account, acquiring schedule information stored in the cloud server, where the schedule information is information that is created by a first user who registers a first personal account, and is transmitted to the cloud server by a first terminal that logs in, by using the first personal account, to the cloud server; when reminder time of the schedule information arrives, acquiring second biometric characteristic information of a second user who is using the second terminal; and when it is determined that the second biometric characteristic information is the same as first biometric characteristic information of the first user, presenting reminder information of the schedule information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haizhang Chi
  • Patent number: 9894057
    Abstract: Method, system and infrastructures for managing certificates for platform providers are described. A platform provider provides a platform to host a plurality of virtual sites designated individually with custom specified hostnames. According to one aspect of the present invention, traffic originating from a web browser to a designated website with a hostname is directed to a server (herein “control server”) designed for serving a corresponding certificate to establish a secure session between the browser and the designated website being hosted on a server (herein “platform server”) operated by a platform provider. In operation, the corresponding certificate may be retrieved from a cache in or accessible by the control server, or the control server is caused to generate a certificate based on the access request from the browser after a verification process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Lantirn Inc.
    Inventor: Lu Wang
  • Patent number: 9894495
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transmitting beacon messages are described. A beacon message is transmitted from a first beacon device and broadcast to an area within a transmission range of the first beacon device. A mobile device receives and stores the message. When the mobile device is out of the range of the first beacon device and within the range of a second beacon device, the message is transmitted to the second beacon device and broadcast by the second beacon device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Egan Schulz, Michelle Serrano, Libo Su
  • Patent number: 9888070
    Abstract: Examples described herein provide advanced pairing between an application and a selected device within an application-driven user experience. An application is enabled to pair devices within the application context and customize the user experience without relying on an experience or user interface provided by an operating system. This application-driven pairing is abstracted from protocols, allowing the application to provide custom pairing user experiences for any protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Scott McGregor, Niket Ashok Sanghvi, Samuel David Adams, Nabil Fates
  • Patent number: 9871656
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for achieving encrypted communications, which are used for achieving a secure session between a calling UE and a called UE in an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) architecture, so as to prevent a session message from being eavesdropped in a session process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinhua Yao, Bingjie Liang, Xing Wu, Zhuo Qin