Authentication By Digital Signature Representation Or Digital Watermark Patents (Class 713/176)
  • Patent number: 11074351
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and a system where a processor(s), obtains pre-recorded visual data from a given location, captured by an image capture device at a visual input location at the given location. The processor(s) determines a position of the image capture device utilized to capture the visual data. The processor(s) obtains known landmarks from data related to the given location. The processor(s) analyzes the visual data to identify a portion of the known landmarks in the visual data, where the analyzing generates matched landmarks. The processor(s) determines a spatial orientation and positioning of the visual input location with respect to the matched landmarks, at the given location. The processor(s) generates an encryption key, utilizing the spatial orientation and the positioning of the visual input location with respect to the matched landmarks. The processor(s) encrypts a message with the encryption key, generating an encrypted message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Carl Hampton, Timothy M. Lynar, John M. Wagner, Stefan von Cavallar
  • Patent number: 11073542
    Abstract: Circuitry is configured to cause a memory device to perform a predetermined power consumption operation for authentication of the memory device in addition to a normal operation, and determine whether the memory device is an authorized or an unauthorized product, based on a measured current value measured in a period when the memory device performs the power consumption operation and a reference current value that is a current value in the power consumption operation by an authorized product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MEGACHIPS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiko Sugahara
  • Patent number: 11070379
    Abstract: Implementations of this specification provide signature verification methods and apparatuses for a blockchain ledger. An example method includes receiving by a server, a signature verification instruction that comprises a verification object parameter and a hash value. The verification object parameter includes a third-party parameter, a platform parameter, or a time service certificate parameter, the verification object parameter indicates a type of a to-be-verified object, and the server is configured to store data by using the blockchain ledger. The server obtains the to-be-verified object based on the verification object parameter and the hash value. The type of the to-be-verified object includes a third-party digital signature, a server digital signature, or a time service certificate. The server sends the to-be-verified object to a client for verification by the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xinying Yang, Benquan Yu, Yuan Zhang, Yize Li
  • Patent number: 11070378
    Abstract: The methods and system allow for the generation of a signcrypted biometric electronic signature token using a subsequent biometric sample after an enrollment of a biometric reference value in a biometric system. The signcrypted biometric electronic signature token involves simultaneous encryption and digital signature to protect the confidentiality. The system as described herein provides data integrity, origin authentication, and efficiency by performing encryption and digital signature simultaneously. The process allows a signcrypting party to enroll in a biometric service, sign a piece of data or content using a public key, that may be tied to a trusted anchor certificate authority, and submit a biometric sample. Subsequently, the relying party may validate the information on that piece of data or content to confirm the identity of the signcrypting party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Phillip H. Griffin, Jeffrey J. Stapleton
  • Patent number: 11061971
    Abstract: Digital image data including discrete photographic images of a variety of different subjects, times, and so forth, are collected and analyzed to identify specific features in the photographs. In an embodiment of the invention, distinctive markers are distributed to aid in the identification of particular subject matter. Facial recognition may also be employed. The digital image data is maintained in a database and quarried in response to search requests. The search requests include criteria specifying any feature category or other identifying information, such as date, time, and location that each photograph was taken, associated with each photograph. Candidate images are provided for review by requesters, who may select desired images for purchase or downloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures I LLC
    Inventor: Gary Stephen Shuster
  • Patent number: 11055714
    Abstract: A method and a system for fingerprinting signatures and enhanced signature capturing for charge card transactions on mobile communication devices identify and transform a signature into a normalized representation such as a bytestream including coordinate data and combine the normalized representation with some transaction information into combined data. The combined data is further transformed into fixed length data stored for further analyses or uses. Upon the receipt of a dispute, the stored representation(s) of the signature and some of the stored transaction information of the transaction in dispute may be transformed into a first fixed length data. The first fixed length data may be further compared with the stored fixed length data obtained at the time of the transaction to resolve the dispute. The representations of signatures of multiple transactions may be used to determine whether these multiple transactions belong to the same category or to different categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Sergey Kolupaev, Sergey Aldoukhov, Alexander V. Chumikov, Eugene O. Bochkarev, Timofey Beschastnov
  • Patent number: 11057220
    Abstract: Implementations of this specification provide signature verification methods and apparatuses for a blockchain ledger. An example method includes receiving by a server, a signature verification instruction that comprises a verification object parameter and a hash value. The verification object parameter includes a third-party parameter, a platform parameter, or a time service certificate parameter, the verification object parameter indicates a type of a to-be-verified object, and the server is configured to store data by using the blockchain ledger. The server obtains the to-be-verified object based on the verification object parameter and the hash value. The type of the to-be-verified object includes a third-party digital signature, a server digital signature, or a time service certificate. The server sends the to-be-verified object to a client for verification by the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xinying Yang, Benquan Yu, Yuan Zhang, Yize Li
  • Patent number: 11049285
    Abstract: According to one implementation, a system for validating media content includes a computing platform having a hardware processor and a system memory storing a media content validation software code. The hardware processor is configured to execute the media content validation software code to search the media content for a geometrically encoded metadata structure. When the geometrically encoded metadata structure is detected, the hardware processor is further configured to execute the media content validation software code to identify an original three-dimensional (3D) geometry of the detected geometrically encoded metadata structure, to extract metadata from the detected geometrically encoded metadata structure, decode the metadata extracted from the detected geometrically encoded metadata structure based on the identified original 3D geometry, and obtain a validation status of the media content based on the decoded metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Chapman, Todd P. Swanson, Mehul Patel, Joseph Popp, Ty Popko
  • Patent number: 11050573
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include determining whether a cryptographic certificate can be trusted. A cryptographic certificate is received at a client device. The client device performs a first check on a first set of attributes of the cryptographic certificate. In addition, the client device sends the cryptographic certificate to a central verification server, which performs a second check on a second set of attributes of the cryptographic certificate. In the case that the first set of attributes passes the first check, and the second set of attributes passes the second check, the client device determines that the cryptographic certificate can be trusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David S. Kern, Juan G. Lara, Mark A. McGloin, Olgierd S. Pieczul
  • Patent number: 11048824
    Abstract: A method for improving the security of a trusted application comprises: signing the trusted application in a hierarchical signature mode by the upper computer to generate a signature file package about the trusted application, and saving the signature file package in a main operation system; obtaining the signature file package and loading the signature file package to the second operation environment by the security execution system; parsing the signature file package by the security execution system to obtain a parsed result; and performing hierarchical verification on the parsed result by the security execution system, and if the hierarchical verification is passed, it will indicate that the trusted application is in a security state, otherwise, it is in a non-security state. The defects of lack of a security authentication mode for the trusted application and relatively low security due to mere adoption of a simple digital signature mechanism are overcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: AMLOGIC (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peifu Jiang, Pengguang Zhu, Qi Cao, Yong Wan
  • Patent number: 11050571
    Abstract: Physically supplied user information is used to first verify the identity of a user before an app is supplied to a user device. Hardware identifiers of the user device are reviewed to determine whether to allow or deny use of the app on the user device. Once the app is approved, a user request is received by the app which is forwarded to the provider. The provider approves or disapproves of the request based, in part, on whether data in the request matches data maintained by the provider. Such approval/disapproval is provided from the provider to a party responsible for satisfying the user request. In addition, the provider generates a one-time-use electronic signature using data from a sequencer and data from the request, and the one-time-use electronic signature can be supplied to a signature repository and/or added to legal documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Richard F. Carrott, Phillip S. Carrott
  • Patent number: 11042651
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide an environment where a user first creates or imports a document comprising of fields to be completed by one or more users. All users who have view-only access or can act on a document are considered to be “in the workflow.” All users in the workflow (except view-only users) can take actions in the document by editing, adding or entering values or signatures in those fields. When the document is complete, a computing device adds an encrypted token visualization element to the document that uniquely identifies and secures the document. Thereafter, a copy of the original document, all attachments, authentication, security and validation information, and all other relevant information about the document and users will be available to view in the chain of custody and audit trail by the authorized users by scanning the token visualization element within the platform (web application or mobile application).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Entrust & Title (FZE)
    Inventor: Shamsh S. Hadi
  • Patent number: 11044099
    Abstract: Technologies for providing certified telemetry data indicative of resource utilizations include a device with circuitry configured to obtain telemetry data indicative of a utilization of one or more device resources over a time period. The circuitry is additionally configured to sign the obtained telemetry data with a private key associated with the present device. Further, the circuitry is configured to send the signed telemetry data to a telemetry service for analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Francesc Guim Bernat, Johan Van De Groenendaal, Kshitij A. Doshi, Susanne M. Balle, Suraj Prabhakaran
  • Patent number: 11044321
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing a “volatile” user ID are described. A system receives first input audio data and determines first speech processing results therefrom. The system also determines a first user that spoke an utterance represented in the first input audio data. The system establishes a multi-turn dialog session with a first content source and receives first output data from the first content source based on the first speech processing results and the first user. The system causes a device to present first output content associated with the first output data. The system then receives second input audio data and determines second speech processing results therefrom. The system also determines the second input audio data corresponds to the same multi-turn dialog session. The system determines a second user that spoke an utterance represented in the second input audio data and receives second output data from the first content source based on the second speech processing results and the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Yu Bao
  • Patent number: 11042636
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for detecting potentially malicious code in a host system accessing data from a storage. A trap storage unit is configured for data in the storage and the trap storage unit is indicated as a trap. Storage units are configured for data in the storage that are not indicated as a trap. A request is received to access the trap storage unit from a process executing in a host system. Notification is returned to the host system that the process requesting to access the trap storage unit is a potentially malicious process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian A. Rinaldi, Clint A. Hardy, Lokesh M. Gupta, Kevin J. Ash
  • Patent number: 11044156
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for secure management of network device configuration and audit are provided. A configuration blockchain is received by a first network device of a plurality of network devices. Additionally, the first network device analyzes the configuration blockchain to identify a plurality of configuration records associated with a second network device of the plurality of network devices. For at least one respective configuration record of the plurality of configuration records, the first network device determines a respective configuration change reflected in the at least one respective configuration record, and implements the respective configuration change on the first network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Saltsgaver, Santosh Ramrao Patil
  • Patent number: 11037524
    Abstract: A method for generating a fourth color transform is disclosed, wherein said fourth color transform transforms an original picture into a target color graded version of said original picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Jurgen Stauder, Patrick Morvan, Corinne Poree
  • Patent number: 11038677
    Abstract: Systems and methods for encryption and authentication are disclosed. A system receives a document request over a network from a first computer system, the document comprising a plurality of fields configured to receive input data. The document is transmitted to the first computer system. Context data and the document, including field input data, are received from the first computer system. An encryption key is generated and used to encrypt the document field input data and the context data. A payload is generated including the encrypted document field input data, the encrypted context data, and a non-encrypted identifier linked to the key. The payload and an image of the document are provided to a second computer system. The document image is viewable using a portable document format viewer. A decryption key request including the identifier linked to the key is received. The decryption key is provided to the second computer system to decrypt the encrypted field input data and the encrypted context data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: RE FormsNet, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua D. J. Sharfman, Mourad Zerroug
  • Patent number: 11039160
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for delivering extended payloads with composite watermarks. An example watermark encoder includes an first watermark embedder to embed a first watermark into a media stream in accordance with a first watermark technology, the first watermark including a first indicator bit and a first payload and a second watermark embedder to embed a second watermark into the media stream in accordance with a second watermark technology, the second watermark including a second indicator bit and a second payload, the first indicator bit and the second indicator bit to indicate whether the first payload and the second payload are to be combined when the first watermark and the second watermark are decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Jeremey M. Davis, David Gish
  • Patent number: 11038914
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for verifying whether simulated phishing communications are allowed to pass by a security system of an email system to email account of users. The delivery verification campaign may be configured to include the selection of the one or more types of simulated phishing communications from the plurality of types of simulated phishing communications. The selected one or more types of simulated phishing communications of the delivery verification campaign may be communicated to one or more email accounts. It is determined whether or not each of the one or more types of simulated phishing communications was allowed by the security system to be received unchanged at the one or more email accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: KnowBe4, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark William Patton, Daniel Cormier, Greg Kras
  • Patent number: 11039126
    Abstract: Disclosed are an abnormality detection method, a network video recorder (NVR) and a video server. The method includes: an NVR receiving first keep-alive information from a front-end apparatus, the first keep-alive information carries first verification information, and the first verification information is generated according to a process run by the front-end apparatus while sending the first keep-alive information; the NVR carrying the first verification information in second keep-alive information, and sending the same to the video server; the video server determining, according to the first verification information and second verification information of the front-end apparatus, whether an abnormality has occurred in the front-end apparatus, the second verification information is generated according to a process run by the front-end apparatus in a normal operation status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Di Zhou, Chaohua Du
  • Patent number: 11036834
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for identifying copyrighted material based on embedded copyright information. One of the methods includes generating, by a computing device, a timestamp indicating a time at which an update to a text segment within the textual content is performed to provide an updated text segment; generating, by the computing device, a unique identifier (ID) based on the timestamp and copyright information associated with the textual content, wherein the timestamp, the textual content, the updated text segment, and the copyright information are recorded on a blockchain of a blockchain network; and embedding, by the computing device, the unique ID in at least a portion of the updated text segment to provide an information-embedded updated text segment that enables retrieval of the copyright information associated with the updated text segment from the blockchain based on the unique ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhiguo Li
  • Patent number: 11037284
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and non-transitory machine-readable storage media are provided for detecting recapture attacks of images. One method comprises extracting one or more features from an image captured by a device; applying the one or more features as input to a trained machine learning model, wherein the trained machine learning model outputs a first score based on the extracted features; obtaining metadata of the image; performing a statistical analysis of the metadata of the image; generating a second score based on the statistical analysis of the metadata of the image; and generating a probability that the image is a recapture of an original image based on the first score and the second score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TruePic Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Rice, Justin Mark Stayton, Gordon Charles Hughes
  • Patent number: 11038695
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for managing blockchain-based centralized ledger systems. One of the methods includes: receiving timestamps and associated signatures from an independent trust time server associated with a trust time authority by a centralized ledger server in a centralized ledger system, storing the timestamps and the associated signatures in a centralized trust timestamp blockchain that stores trust timestamp information of the trust time server for the centralized ledger system that stores data in blockchains each including a plurality of blocks, receiving a timestamp request for a block of a blockchain from a ledger server associated with the blockchain by the centralized ledger server, and transmitting a timestamp and associated signature that is stored in the timestamp blockchain and corresponds to the timestamp request to the ledger server by the centralized ledger server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yize Li, Benquan Yu, Xinying Yang, Wenyuan Yan, Yuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11032086
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in a digital messaging system includes a storage device and a processor coupled to the storage device. The storage device storing software instructions for controlling the processor that when executed by the processor configured the processor to: generate a master private and public key pair; associate the master private and public key pair with a first certificate; and derive at least one domain-specific key from the one of the master private and public key pair. The first certificate is registered to a group comprising a plurality of domains. The domain-specific key is associated with one of the plurality of domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Perry Aaron Jones Haldenby, Arthur Carroll Chow, Paul Mon-Wah Chan, John Jong Suk Lee, Linda Tao
  • Patent number: 11032317
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method for detecting malicious use of a company email.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Duane E. Weldon
  • Patent number: 11025643
    Abstract: Authenticated base digital document(s) are issued to client(s) by an issuing party, and aggregate digital document(s) are received. An aggregate digital document includes base digital document(s) and attachment(s). Authenticity of the aggregate digital document(s) is verified, resulting in authenticated aggregate digital document(s), which are stored and/or redistributed. Authentication challenge(s) are sent by a verifying party to a client requesting part or all of an aggregate digital document from the client be verified. The part or all of the aggregate digital document is received and authenticity and integrity are verified, resulting in an authenticated aggregate digital document. The client verifies authenticity of a base digital document and receives the authentication challenge(s) for an authenticated aggregate digital document and sends part or all of the authenticated aggregate digital document to the verifying party for verification by the verifying party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Divyesh Jadav, Rabimba Karanjai, Lawrence Koved, Gabriel Alatorre
  • Patent number: 11025920
    Abstract: An encoding device sets a region of interest corresponding to an input image, and prepares, as an intermediate image, data in which the input image is associated with region-of-interest information, designates an embedding position, embeds the region-of-interest information in a pixel value form into the intermediate image in accordance with the embedding position, prepares, as a region-of-interest setting image, data associated with the region-of-interest information, encodes the image by using a predetermined image coding scheme, and outputs an encoded image. A decoding device analyzes a decoded image obtained through decoding, reads the region-of-interest information, prepares, as a region-of-interest information read image, data in which the decoded image is associated with the region-of-interest information, applies a post-filter on the basis of the region-of-interest information read image, and outputs a post-filtered image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhito Sakomizu
  • Patent number: 11025430
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of creating a source file, segmenting the source file into source file segments, creating a number of auxiliary data segments corresponding to source file segments, performing a chameleon hash of the source file segments and the auxiliary data segments, obtaining a source file signature from the chameleon hash, performing a cryptographic hash of the auxiliary data segments, obtaining an auxiliary data signature from the cryptographic hash, and storing the source file and cryptographic signatures to a shared ledger of a blockchain network. Each auxiliary data segment includes a random string of data that is generated based on a corresponding source file segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karthik Nandakumar, Nalini K. Ratha, Sharathchandra Pankanti
  • Patent number: 11024200
    Abstract: Content conversion verification, includes: converting, at a first computer system, an original content file to a target format, generating a converted content file in the target format; generating a checksum for the converted content file; and sending the original content file and the checksum to a second computer system. Key words include content verification and checksum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Takashima, Spencer Stephens
  • Patent number: 11018871
    Abstract: A security accelerator device stores a first credential that is uniquely associated with the individual security accelerator device and represents a root of trust to a trusted entity. The device establishes a cryptographic trust relationship with a client entity that is based on the root of trust, the cryptographic trust relationship being represented by a second credential. The device receives and store a secret credential of the client entity, which is received via communication secured by the second credential. Further, the device executes a cryptographic computation using the secret client credential on behalf of the client entity to produce a computation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kapil Sood, Naveen Lakkakula, Hari K. Tadepalli, Lokpraveen Mosur, Rajesh Gadiyar, Patrick Fleming
  • Patent number: 11018877
    Abstract: Pseudonym digital certificates (160p) are generated for devices (110/150) by a Pseudonym Certificate Authority (PCA), which communicates with devices via another entity—registration authority (RA)—so that the PCA and RA cannot associate certificates with devices. Each certificate is associated with a public signature key, and with a public encryption key used by PCA to encrypt the certificate to hide it from the RA. Both keys are derived by PCA from a single key. For example, the signature key can be derived from the public encryption key rather than generated independently. However, high security is obtained even when the PCA does not sign the encrypted certificate. Reduced bandwidth and computational costs are obtained as a result. Other embodiments are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: LG Electronics, Inc., University of Sao Paulo
    Inventors: Marcos A. Simplicio, Jr., Eduardo Lopes Cominetti, Harsh Kupwade Patil, Jefferson E. Ricardini Fernandez, Marcos Vinicius M. Silva
  • Patent number: 11017329
    Abstract: Described processes include: determining portions of instances of a cryptographic token to be allocated to record providers, like providers of an asset indicated by a record, wherein: the portions are determined based on network effects associated with the records the record provider supplied on performance of a computer-implemented network in which both record providers and record consumers participate, patterns indicative of inorganic consumption may be determined from one or more of interactions of individual consumers, interactions of collections of consumers, or consumer interactions in the aggregate for a given provider or record; and the effects on network performance are adjusted responsive to designation of one or more entities as exhibiting inauthentic behavior; and appending to a distributed ledger, records indicating the respective portions, and adjustments, are allocated to record providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Rokfin, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Augustine, Martin Floreani
  • Patent number: 11010480
    Abstract: The method, computer system, and computer program product for using a key management server to protect visible content. The method, computer program product, and computer system may include a key management server which may receive, from an encryption device, an identification of one or more portions of clear information visible on a physical document. The key management server may receive, from the encryption device, one or more permission parameters. The permission parameters may include a time duration parameter, a location parameter, a start and end time parameter, or a device identification parameter. Further, the key management server may receive, from a decryption device, a request to access a portion of the clear information. The key management server may transmit, to the decryption device, information permitting access to the portion of clear information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rinkesh I. Bansal, Chintan Thaker, Sanjay B. Panchal, Vinod A. Valecha
  • Patent number: 11009535
    Abstract: A circuitry is configured to calculate a measured average value based on measured current values obtained in a target period for determination, and determine whether a memory device is an authorized or an unauthorized product, based on a comparison result between a measured average value and a reference average value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MEGACHIPS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiko Sugahara, Harunobu Kishida
  • Patent number: 11012233
    Abstract: A method for providing an authentication service by using a decentralized identity (DID) application of a first user device, a mobile device, is provided. The method includes steps of: (a) if a signature verification value is transmitted from a service provider server in response to a DID service requested by a second user device, a DID authentication server transmitting the signature verification value to the DID application so that the DID application transmits a user signature and a user DID to the DID authentication server, and (b) verifying the user signature by using a user public key and transmitting signature verification result information to the service provider server, or transmitting the user signature and the user DID to the service provider server, to allow the service provider server to verify the user signature by using the user public key, to thereby provide the DID service to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: COINPLUG, INC.
    Inventors: Joon Sun Uhr, Joo Han Song
  • Patent number: 11010372
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for managing trust points in ledger systems. One of the methods includes obtaining a request for establishing a trust point for a specified record in a series of records in a ledger system, determining whether the specified record is a candidate trust point that is trustworthy traceable to a preceding trust point, if so, determining whether the specified record is a timestamp record including trust timestamp information from a trust time server, in response to determining the specified record is not a timestamp record, identifying a timestamp record adjacent to the specified record, determining whether the timestamp record is trustworthily traceable to the specified record, and in response to determining the timestamp record is trustworthily traceable to the specified record, marking the timestamp record to be the trust point in the series of records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Alipay (Hangzhou) Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yayang Guan, Xinying Yang
  • Patent number: 11003595
    Abstract: A non-volatile memory is organized in pages and has a word writing granularity of one or more bytes and a block erasing granularity of one or more pages. Logical addresses are scrambling into physical addresses used to perform operations in the non-volatile memory. The scrambling includes scrambling logical data addresses based on a page structure of the non-volatile memory and scrambling logical code addresses based on a word structure of the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSSET) SAS, PROTON WORLD INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Peeters, Fabrice Marinet, Jean-Louis Modave
  • Patent number: 11006272
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns an electronic device configured for generating a control signal for controlling another device in a secured fashion when receiving a command signal from a mobile device, the electronic device being further configured for generating and storing a set of keys that are used for encrypting the command signal between the electronic device and the mobile device, each key being used only once. The present disclosure further pertains to a method for generating the control signal in a secured fashion in accordance with the command signal using the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Serge Covain
  • Patent number: 11004092
    Abstract: Provided is a method for presenting images with embedded links for multi-channel redemption in a user interface. The method includes displaying an image including a first selectable portion and a second selectable portion, wherein a first link is embedded in the first selectable portion and points to a portal under control of a transaction handler, the first link identifying an offer for a merchant including at least one condition, and wherein a second link is embedded in the second selectable portion and points to the merchant. The method further includes, in response to a user selecting the first selectable portion of the image and following the first link, identifying, by the transaction handler and/or the portal, the user and an account of the user, and associating, by the transaction handler and/or the portal under control of the transaction handler, the offer with the account of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: John Hamilton MacIlwaine, Kirstin Garen, Mark Carlson, George William Coombes, IV, Russell P. Zink, Patrick Stan, Surendra Keshan
  • Patent number: 11003780
    Abstract: A method includes storing basic input/output system (BIOS) firmware instructions at a first flash memory device included at an information handling system. The BIOS firmware includes an initial boot block. BIOS data is stored at a second flash memory device. A baseboard management controller validates instructions included at the initial boot block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Juan F. Diaz, Timothy M. Lambert
  • Patent number: 11003537
    Abstract: A method includes: generating, based on a hash function using at least one input including first data, a first digest; storing the first data in a memory; reading the first data from the memory; generating, based on the read data, a second digest; comparing the first digest and the second digest; and determining, based on comparing the first digest and the second digest, whether the read data is corrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Troia, Antonino Mondello
  • Patent number: 10997419
    Abstract: Systems, methods and techniques for automatically recognizing two-dimensional real world objects with an augmented reality display device, and augmenting or enhancing the display of such real world objects by superimposing virtual images such as a still or video advertisement, a story or other virtual image presentation. In non-limiting embodiments, the real world object includes visible features including visible security features and a recognition process takes the visible security features into account when recognizing the object and/or displaying superimposed virtual images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AR, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan W. Herzberg, Megan Herzberg
  • Patent number: 10997299
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may determine multiple digital signatures of respective multiple portions of information handling system firmware that is stored in a non-volatile memory medium of an information handling system; may determine that the multiple digital signatures match respective multiple stored digital signatures; may receive contents of a complex logic device of the information handling system; may determine a digital signature of the contents of the complex logic device; may determine that the digital signature of the contents of the complex logic device does not match a stored digital signature associated with the complex logic device; and, in response to determining that the digital signature of the contents of the complex logic device does not match the stored digital signature associated with the complex logic device, may program the complex logic device with a complex logic device firmware image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Wei G. Liu, Mukund Purshottam Khatri
  • Patent number: 10999269
    Abstract: A set of certificates are received at a gateway device from a management server, where each one of the certificates was generated by the management server upon determination that the gateway device is associated with a respective wireless sensing device (WSD). The gateway device receives from a first WSD an advertisement message indicating it is available for connecting to a gateway device. In response to confirming based on a first certificate of the set of certificates associated with the first WSD, that it is authorized to connect to the WSD, the gateway device transmits to the first WSD the first certificate and an identifier of the gateway device for enabling authentication of the gateway device at the WSD. The gateway device receives data from the first WSD, upon confirmation at the WSD that it is authorized to connect with the gateway device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Samsara Networks Inc.
    Inventors: John Bicket, James Michael Rowson, Chase Phillips
  • Patent number: 10999067
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing data stream identity are provided. Ownership information regarding a data stream may be analyzed to identify at least one owner. The data stream may be filtered to identify at least one portion that is associated with the identified owner. A unique identifier may be assigned to the identified portion. The identified portion may be stored in memory in association with the assigned unique identifier and information regarding the identified owner. Access to the identified portion may be controlled based on settings set by the identified owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CLOUDENTITY, INC.
    Inventor: Nathanael Coffing
  • Patent number: 10987591
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of synchronizing an online game, and a server device, that do not require centralized information management, reduce the processing burden on each device during online communication, and allow for continuation of processing in an offline environment. A method, according to the present disclosure, of synchronizing an online game that allows for transmission and reception of information related to game processing between a first client terminal and a second client terminal via a server includes: receiving, from the first client terminal connected online, first information related to game processing on the first client terminal; determining whether the first information is information that determines a game status; and storing the first information on the server and transmitting the first information to the second client terminal when the first information is determined to be information that determines the game status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Jay Gould
  • Patent number: 10990695
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for post-recording, pre-streaming, pre-storing, video filtering and processing of personally-identifiable information (“PII”). The system may include a video recording device operable to record videos. The system may include a machine-learning, artificially-intelligent filtering module. The filtering module may receive recorded videos from the video recording device. The filtering module may analyze the recorded video to identify PII included in the recorded videos. The filtering module may delete the identified PII. The filtering module may enable streaming of the recorded video absent the PII. The system may include a streaming module. The streaming module may stream the video to a physical storage medium. The system may include a storage medium. The storage medium may receive the recorded streamed video absent the PII.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Elena Kvochko, Maria Carolina Barraza Enciso
  • Patent number: 10990662
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for operating an expansion of a measuring transducer of process automation technology, comprising at least the steps: Starting the measuring transducer by starting its operating software; connecting the extension to the measuring transducer; establishing data communication between extension and measuring transducer, wherein the extension and the measuring transducer form an asymmetric cryptosystem; and the extension interacts with the measuring transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Robl
  • Patent number: 10984092
    Abstract: The circuitry is configured to determine whether an appurtenance device is an authorized or an unauthorized product, based on a comparison result between a measured current value pattern produced for a predetermined period and a reference current value pattern obtained in advance for the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MegaChips Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiko Sugahara, Takeshi Yamamoto