Prevention Of Unauthorized Use Of Data Including Prevention Of Piracy, Privacy Violations, Or Unauthorized Data Modification Patents (Class 726/26)
  • Patent number: 11188678
    Abstract: According to some examples, computer-implemented methods to detect a potential privacy violation as a result of a release of a database are described. An example computer-implemented method may include anonymizing a database and calculating a measure of entropy resulting from a release of the anonymized database without releasing the anonymized database. The method may also include determining whether the calculated measure of entropy satisfies a privacy threshold and, responsive to a determination that the calculated measure of entropy satisfies the privacy threshold, releasing the anonymized database. The method may further include, responsive to a determination that the calculated measure of entropy does not satisfy the privacy threshold, not allowing the release of the anonymized database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Avradip Mandal, Arnab Roy, Hart Montgomery, John C. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11190940
    Abstract: A message archival and retrieval system is disclosed comprising a telecommunications service provider server that receives a request for messages associated with a party from a government agency server and transmits a grey list to one or more private gateways. The system also comprises a private gateway configured to couple a plurality of user equipment (UE) to a radio access network that receives the grey list from the telecommunications service provider server, identifies data messages associated with the party from one or more of the plurality of UE based on identifying information included in the grey list, continues transmission of the identified data messages to one or more intended endpoints, and stores the identified data messages and corresponding metadata in one or more block chains in a message data store. The one or more block chains are transmitted to the government agency server in response to the request for messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: David Hufker, Lyle W. Paczkowski, George J. Schnellbacher, Michael D. Svoren, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11188356
    Abstract: A method and arrangement for providing access of a first computer to at least one application installed on a virtual machine of a second computer via a network connection, wherein at a first step, a Remote Desktop Protocol connection (RDP-C) is established from the first computer to the virtual machine and, at a second step, at least one communication relation of the first computer to an industrial controller is made available to the at least one application as a local communication relation of the application from the virtual machine to the first computer via a virtual channel of the RDP-C connection such that from a user's perspective, only exactly one connection to the virtual machine must be established via the RDP-C, where required back channels can be automatically established and where no security settings must be changed in firewalls or routers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Felix Kohler, Tobias Gaugler, Wolfgang Fueßlein
  • Patent number: 11188321
    Abstract: A processing device includes a memory, a first processor configured to execute software fetched from the memory, a second processor configured to perform a verification of the software stored in the memory, and a controller configured to control a fetch of the software from the memory by the first processor according to the verification performed by the second processor. The controller prohibits the fetch by the first processor until the verification of the software performed by the second processor is successful and permits the fetch by the first processor when the verification of the software performed by the second processor is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisaya Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11182474
    Abstract: System and method for executing a security operation for microservices/serverless function of a microservices-based/serverless application running on a physical infrastructure use a central security controller to execute the security operation for different microservices/serverless functions of the microservices-based/serverless application. Requests for the security operation are transmitted to the central security controller when communications are received at the different microservices/serverless functions of the microservices-based/serverless application. Results of the security operation are then received from the central security controller at the different microservices/serverless functions of the microservices-based/serverless application. Based on the results of the security operation, a task associated with the communications is executed at the different microservices/serverless functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Glen R. Simpson, Demin Yan, Adith Sudhakar, Zohar Hirshfeld
  • Patent number: 11184393
    Abstract: A method of collecting training data related to a branded phishing URL may comprise retrieving a phishing URL impersonating a brand; fetching a final webpage referenced thereby; determining the main language of the textual content thereof; rendering graphical representation(s) of the final webpage; extracting, from the source of URLs, information including the retrieved phishing URL, a brand, a type and a date associated therewith and storing the extracted information together with the final webpage and the rendered graphical representation(s). A message that contains a URL matching the phishing URL may then be retrieved. The main language of the textual content of the message may be determined and graphical representations thereof rendered. A record may be updated with the message, the main language and the rendered graphical representations, which may be made accessible as training data to train users to recognize phishing websites and messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: VADE SECURE INC.
    Inventors: Adrien Gendre, Olivier Lemarié, Sébastien Goutal
  • Patent number: 11184762
    Abstract: A method of operation of a compute system includes: receiving a current location of a device; determining a recurrence of the current location within a recurrent region in real-time; generating an anonymization of the current location based on the recurrence and when the current location is within the recurrent region; and reporting the anonymization in the real-time for a privacy protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: MOJ.IO, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Messer, Yazdan Jamshidikhezeli
  • Patent number: 11184149
    Abstract: A method (and structure and computer product) to encrypt plaintext data into ciphertext data includes encrypting, using a processor on a computer, plaintext into corresponding ciphertext, using a Property Preserving Encryption (PPE) protocol in which a predefined property is maintained when plaintext values are encrypted into ciphertext values. The predefined property is randomly flipped during encryption to reverse the predefined property in the corresponding ciphertext node. An indication of whether the predefined property has been maintained or reversed is stored as the state of encryption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Supriyo Chakraborty, Akshar Kaul, Hugo Krawczyk
  • Patent number: 11175839
    Abstract: Access control request parameter remapping may be implemented that supports user-configurable and host-configurable processing stages. A request may be received and evaluated to determine user-configured remapping is applied, host-configured remapping is applied or both user and host remapping applied. For applied remapping, an unmasked portion of a parameter of the access request may be replaced with a corresponding portion of a remap parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Volpe, Mark Banse
  • Patent number: 11176262
    Abstract: In a method for providing secure data storage, a user interface is provided to a user, and a user selection of a plurality of cloaking sequences is received via the user interface. The cloaking sequences include at least a first and second cloaking sequence. The method also includes cloaking data (e.g., one or more files). Cloaking the data includes retrieving a first hidden sequence associated with the first cloaking sequence, and retrieving a second hidden sequence associated with the second cloaking sequence. The second hidden sequence includes an ordered sequence of bit sets each including one or more bits. Cloaking the data also includes using the first hidden sequence to identify offset positions within the data, and using the ordered sequence of bit sets to perform one or more operations on the data at the identified offset positions. The method further includes storing the cloaked data in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: James Anderson Blackley, Jay Eric Carlson, Michael David Hanrahan, Bajeed Pattan, Christopher Scott Alcott
  • Patent number: 11176088
    Abstract: Aspects described herein may relate to a data processing engine that executes on a computing device in order to store data from one or more feed files, which may be heterogeneous, to a destination data structure on a designated computing device. Because the files may be huge in size, it is important that the files be stored in a manner in order to reduce the time to move the data and to support an efficient mechanism for recovering from errors. A feed file may be dynamically partitioned into groups of contiguous rows based on a dynamic partitioning key, where data chunks are loaded into a plurality of clone tables and subsequently moved into a destination data structure. The data processing engine may determine a row size for the clone files and request for resources from a computing cloud to obtain those resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Netla Hanumantha Reddy, Venugopala Rao Randhi, Vijaya Kumar Vegulla, Rama Venkata S. Kavali
  • Patent number: 11176268
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for generating user profiles may include (i) analyzing a data set of user profiles for services, (ii) detecting a measurement of obfuscation that was applied to a specific attribute across multiple user profiles for a specific service, (iii) applying the measurement of obfuscation to true data for a new user by fuzzing the true data to create a fuzzed value, and (iv) generating automatically a new user profile for the specific service by populating the specific attribute within the new user profile with the fuzzed value. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: NortonLifeLock Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kats, Petros Efstathopoulos, Chris Gates
  • Patent number: 11176789
    Abstract: An ordering indication device for use in restaurants, guest houses, hotels, catering companies, and the like, the ordering indication device including an input means, which can be operated by a guest, a communications interface, an optical indicator means, and a control unit, wherein the setting of the brightness of the one or more first light sources and the setting of the brightness of the one or more second light sources depend on an environmental condition, wherein the input means is operatively connected to the optical indicator means via the control unit such that the optical indicator means signals the activation process of the input means by means of an optical signal, following an activation of the optical indicator means by the input means, wherein the optical indicator means, following activation thereof, outputs an optical continuous signal, which can be deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: ORDERCUBE GMBH
    Inventors: Igor Suslov, Daniel Pasternak
  • Patent number: 11170001
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of processing data streams is provided, the method comprising the following steps: receiving a number of data streams, at least one data stream thereof being representative of at least one physiologic signal of a patient sensed by a predetermined sensor device, and receiving at least one time stamp information, each time stamp information being associated with a respective data stream, the time stamp information being representative of the point in time of associating the time stamp information with the respective data stream, and associating a respective time shift information with each time stamp information, the time shift information being representative of a delay between a point in time of sensing the at least one signal by the predetermined sensor device and the point in time of associating the time stamp information with the data stream representative of the at least one signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CorTec GmbH
    Inventors: Jörn Rickert, Christian Stolle, Jörg Sebastian Fischer, Martin Schüttler
  • Patent number: 11169991
    Abstract: Systems and methods for extracting and sharing application-related user data are disclosed. A method may include extracting in-app data for at least one of the plurality of apps running on a computing device, the in-app data including content consumed by a user while the at least one app is running, and/or at least one user action taken in connection with the content. Using an entity template associated with the app, a plurality of text strings within the in-app data are classified into at least one of a plurality of data types specified by the template. At least one user data item (UDI) may be generated by combining at least a portion of the classified plurality of text strings, the at least one UDI being accessible by a second app, an operating system running on the, a service of the operating system, and/or a service running on at least another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Oriana Riva, Suman Kumar Nath, Douglas Christopher Burger, Earlence Tezroyd Fernandes
  • Patent number: 11170132
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, that protect analytics for resources of a publisher from traffic directed to such resources by malicious entities. An analytics server receives a first message that includes an encrypted token and analytics data for a publisher-provided resource. The token includes a portion of the analytics data and a trust score indicating a likelihood that activity on the resource is attributed to a human (rather than an automated process). The analytics server decrypts the token. The analytics server determines a trustworthiness measure for the analytics data included in the first message based on the trust score (in the decrypted token) and a comparison of the analytics data in the first message and the portion of the analytics data (in the decrypted token). Based on the measure of trustworthiness, the analytics server performs analytics operations using the analytics data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Weinberger, Aaron Malenfant, Jason Fedor, Jackson Roberts, Madhu Kallazhi Vasu, Bradley D. Townsend, Breen Baker, John Charles Simone, Ronak Parpani, Sean Michael Harrison
  • Patent number: 11172268
    Abstract: A method for providing a broadcast service is provided. The method includes transmitting a user datagram protocol (UDP)/internet protocol (IP) packet including a first message, the first message containing information about a message to be signed and transmitted, and transmitting a moving picture experts group (MPEG) media transport protocol (MMTP) packet including a second message, the second message containing information about the broadcast service and information indicating whether the information about the broadcast service is signed. The first message includes an identifier of a key used to verify a signature of the message to be transmitted and signed and an identifier of a hash algorithm used to calculate a hash value of the message to be transmitted and signed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Koo Yang, Dong-Yeon Kim, Kyung-Mo Park, Jae-Hyeon Bae, Young-Wan So
  • Patent number: 11170428
    Abstract: A method for producing priority data for products for which information can be output. A first time, data are stored for at least one product with which a defined user or a defined user device has interacted. At least one subset of the products is assigned priority data for an output of information to the defined user or to the defined user device for the products on the basis of the stored data. At a second time, a request for an output of information for the products by the defined user or the defined user device is captured. The output of information for the products in response to the request is effected on the basis of the stored priority data. A method for operating a web page for E-Commerce and a computer program product having program code for performing the method for producing priority data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Omikron Data Quality GmbH
    Inventor: Carsten Kraus
  • Patent number: 11170102
    Abstract: The innovation disclosed and claimed herein, in one or more aspects thereof, illustrates systems and methods for providing a technical control to a technically pervasive problem of inadvertent capture of items in a computing environment, returning control of what happens to such items in technical environments that have become widespread and intrusive. The innovation provides a system for users to control the types of items that pervasive computing environment elements may process without their express control with technical countermeasures in a relatively unobtrusive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Nilotpol Bhattacharya, Priyankant Singh, Satish Babu S N
  • Patent number: 11170029
    Abstract: Embodiments collect, from an event stream having both client-side and server-side information from multiple tracking sources, user interaction records for a web application and supporting systems. The records are stored in a data store, and are retroactively correlated with conclusive user identifiers and, if applicable, with areas of interest. Attribution of interaction records to conclusive identifiers and areas of interest is based on links that have been established between identifiers. Established identifier links may be subject to one or more link removal criteria. If link removal criteria is satisfied for an established link, the link is broken. Once a link is broken, interaction records, found in the data store, that are associated with the inconclusive identifier of the broken link are no longer associated with the conclusive identifier of the broken link. Each interaction record that is associated with a conclusive identifier is assigned a confidence metric for the association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: LendingClub Corporation
    Inventor: Wira Pradjinata
  • Patent number: 11171932
    Abstract: A data transmitting apparatus include a measurement control unit to measure an amount relating to biological information; an encryption key generation control unit to generate, as an encryption key, information calculated from first shared information and second shared information that is shared with a receiving apparatus; an encryption control unit to encrypt the biological information with the encryption key and generate encryption data; a packet generation control unit to generate a one-way transmission packet that includes the first shared information and the encryption data; and a transmitter to transmit the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD., OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuo Kubo, Toru Deno, Hideki Kondo
  • Patent number: 11163907
    Abstract: New tokenization tables are derived at intervals in order to increase the security of tokenized data that is transferred between two endpoints. Generation of the new tokenization tables is based on previous tokenization tables, which advantageously allows the generation process to be performed locally at the two endpoints independently of an external tokenization table provider. New tokenization tables can periodically be distributed to the endpoints as a new starting point for derivation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Protegrity Corporation
    Inventors: Yigal Rozenberg, Ulf Mattsson
  • Patent number: 11163834
    Abstract: Systems and methods for filtering collaboration activity to present in an activity feed. A cloud-based collaboration system is configured to identify collaboration interactions that users have taken over collaboration objects. Some of the collaboration objects or interactions are subject to access permissions as well as policy-based access rules. When a subject user interacts with a user interface, system components select a first set of user interaction events that in some way pertain to the subject user. A first filtering pass applies a first filter to determine object access permissions. After reducing the first set to a smaller second set, then a second filter corresponding to policy-based access rules is applied to the second set to form a still smaller third set of user interaction events. Characteristics of user interaction events in the third set are used to generate user-specific activity feed entries that are presented in a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor De Vansa Vikramaratne, Sesh Jalagam
  • Patent number: 11166160
    Abstract: A system for contraband device identification and alerting is disclosed. The system comprises a wireless signal detection system configured to identify signals from an unauthorized wireless device, and an alert module configured to generate notifications when an unauthorized wireless device is detected. The unauthorized wireless device is operating within a designated or controlled area. The designated area may overlap a controlled-environment facility and the wireless device is contraband within the controlled-environment facility. The alerting system may include a speaker, wherein the notifications comprise an audible message broadcast via the speaker. The alerting system may include one or more lights, wherein the notifications comprise illuminating the light. The notifications may also comprise one or more of a call, email, audible or visual alert, vibration and text that are sent to a designated individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel James Wigger, Amir Ameli Gonabadi Nezhad, Mark Baker, John Wange, Christopher Douglas
  • Patent number: 11163903
    Abstract: A document management apparatus includes a first memory that stores a first search index generated for confidential information included in document data, a second memory that stores a second search index generated for non-confidential information other than the confidential information, a third memory that stores the document data including the confidential information concealed therewithin, and a controller that searches the document data by switching between the first search index and the second search index depending on a right of a user, and outputs a search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Yu Ohtake
  • Patent number: 11163872
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for identifying cybersecurity status based on an ontology of vault items may include (i) identifying, at a computing device, the ontology of a plurality of vault items and (ii) performing a security action including (A) calculating, based on the ontology, a respective impact score for each vault item in the plurality of vault items and (B) calculating a master score of a plurality of passwords from (I) a respective password strength of each password in the plurality of passwords and (II) the respective impact score for each vault item associated with each password in the plurality of passwords. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: NortonLifeLock Inc.
    Inventor: Venkadesan Marimuthu
  • Patent number: 11157575
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for determining a veridicality metric of a user profile stored in an electronic information system. The method, computer program product and computer system may include a computing device that inputs an identifier of a user profile and retrieves from an information system at least one element of the user profile based on the identifier. The computing device may submit a search request to at least one further information system. The search request may include a search criterion with at least a part of the element. The computing device may receive at least one search result related to the search request, and determine the veridicality metric based on the at least one element and the at least one search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Viviana Tripodi, Alessandro Donatelli
  • Patent number: 11159260
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods, devices, systems, and storage mediums for live broadcast detection and data processing. In one exemplary embodiments, a user terminal device cooperates with a server and a camera device in a live broadcast system. The terminal device turns towards the camera device and outputs detection content within a detection time. It can be determined whether live broadcast content uploaded/captured by the camera device includes the detection content captured by the camera device within the detection time. If the detection content is found in the live broadcast content, it can be determined that unauthorized live broadcasting exists. Accordingly, corresponding measures can be taken to stop the unauthorized live broadcasting in a timely manner, which helps improve the security of user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Kang Wang
  • Patent number: 11159551
    Abstract: The described technologies leverage a trained evaluation function to analyze an email message to determine if a password is included in the text of the email message. The text of the email message may be vectorized using a character lookup table including vector values for each ASCII character. The trained evaluation function analyzes the vectorized text to determine if a password is included in the text of the mail message. An email message found to include a password may be placed in a quarantine storage to at least temporality prevent the email message from being disseminated to a recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard P. Lewis, Arvindnarayanan Ravi, Daniel L. Mace, Jordan Wesley Rogers, Manas George, Wing Kwong Wan, Yogesh K. Roy
  • Patent number: 11157581
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable medium for providing translated web content with translated URLs. A request is received content in a second language translated from content in a first language. The content in the first language is obtained from the first Internet source. One or more links are identified from the content in the first language. Each original URL is divided into one or more translatable URL components in the first language. Whether the one or more translatable URL components in each original URL have been previously translated into the second language and stored as translated URL components is determined. If there is at least one translatable URL component previously translated and stored as a corresponding translated URL component, a translated URL in the second language for each original URL is generated. The content in the second language with translated URLs is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Enrique Travieso, Eugenio Alvarez, Charles Whiteman
  • Patent number: 11157885
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an end-to-end federated CDN solution that assimilates a transparent caching server that is operated by a transparent caching server operator into a CDN that independently operates CDN caching servers. Specifically, the logs from the transparent caching server are assimilated into the CDN by aggregating the logs from the transparent caching server and processing the transparent caching server logs to identify network usage for content of a CDN content provider customer that is delivered by the transparent caching server. The network usage is then combined with the network usage that tracked by the CDN caching servers in order to provide comprehensive report metrics for the content provider customer and to bill the content provider customer for all network usage related to delivering the content provider customer's content irrespective of whether the content was delivered by a transparent caching server or a CDN caching server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lientz, Alexander A. Kazerani, James Segil
  • Patent number: 11153091
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for code distribution by a base station to a target device via a network, the distribution being made via one or more distribution servers arranged between the base station and the target device on the network, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Joshua Daniel, Gery Ducatel, Mohammad Zoualfaghari
  • Patent number: 11144132
    Abstract: Techniques for obfuscating user selections during user-input of sensitive information, involving receiving a user input entered via a user input device and, in response, causing a first visual indication to move over a period of time through a first subset of displayed targets to enter user selections of targets. In a concurrent process, control signals are generated to display a second visual indication in addition to the first visual indication. The second visual indication moves through a second subset of the displayed targets during the period of time in a manner that is different from the first visual indication moving through the first subset of the displayed targets. The current user target is thus obfuscated as two or more different visual indicators move through the displayed targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Ross Garrett Cutler
  • Patent number: 11144644
    Abstract: An update management apparatus and an update verification apparatus and method of a control system. The update verification apparatus of the control system includes a file type classification unit for classifying one or more input update files into any one file type of a firmware file, a patch file, and another type of file; an integrity verification unit for verifying integrity of the update files based on the file types of the update files; and an update file generation unit for generating a final update file from the update files, the integrity of which has been verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Tae-Yeon Kim, Chan-Woo Bae, Hee-Min Kim, Hyeong-Min Seo, Jung-Hwa Han, Sung-Il Lee, Eung-Ki Park
  • Patent number: 11144978
    Abstract: Systems and methods to support custom bundling of virtual items within an online gaming platform are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: facilitate entry and/or selection of virtual items that are owned by a first user; initiate bundling of the virtual items into a custom item bundle; create a digital asset that represents rights pertaining to the custom item bundle; record the digital asset of a decentralized ledger; transfer to rights to other users; distribute amounts of consideration to the user who owns particular rights pertaining to the custom item bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Mythical, Inc.
    Inventor: Stoyan Nikodimov Stoyanov
  • Patent number: 11138574
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, apparatus, and methods for protecting digital media. An exemplary method includes receiving digital media, encrypting the digital media using an encrypted file format to generate an encrypted file, displaying a context menu when the encrypted file is accessed, the context menu including a licensing screen, enabling a user to obtain a license to the digital media using the licensing screen of the context menu, and configuring the encrypted file to enable access to the digital media based on a term of the license.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Tiffany Walling-McGarity, John McGarity, Jennifer Walling
  • Patent number: 11139961
    Abstract: Techniques regarding privacy preservation in a federated learning environment are provided. For example, one or more embodiments described herein can comprise a system, which can comprise a memory that can store computer executable components. The system can also comprise a processor, operably coupled to the memory, and that can execute the computer executable components stored in the memory. The computer executable components can comprise a plurality of machine learning components that can execute a machine learning algorithm to generate a plurality of model parameters. The computer executable components can also comprise an aggregator component that can synthesize a machine learning model based on an aggregate of the plurality of model parameters. The aggregator component can communicate with the plurality of machine learning components via a data privacy scheme that comprises a privacy process and a homomorphic encryption process in a federated learning environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathalie Baracaldo Angel, Stacey Truex, Heiko H. Ludwig, Ali Anwar, Thomas Steinke, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 11138323
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of this specification provide a blockchain-based content management system, method, and apparatus, and an electronic device. The system may include: a blockchain node, configured to determine whether content for storage includes predetermined content, in response to determining that the content does not include the predetermined content, submit the content to a blockchain for the blockchain to record the content, and in response to determining that the content includes the predetermined content, submit a hash value of the content to the blockchain for the blockchain to record the hash value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Xu, Zhiguo Li
  • Patent number: 11140460
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and devices for tracking an accessing of a media content via a watermark embedded by a network node are disclosed. For example, a processing system including at least one processor may receive, from a first network node, a first copy of a watermark that is embedded by the first network node in a media content. The processing system may further receive a notification comprising a second copy of the watermark and an identification of a first endpoint device, the notification associated with an accessing of the media content by the first endpoint device, and record the accessing of the media content by the first endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Timothy Innes, James Pratt, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 11132462
    Abstract: Various surgical hubs and data stripping methods are disclosed. The surgical hub comprises a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor to interrogate a modular device coupled to the processor via a modular communication hub. The modular device is a source of data sets that include patient identity data and surgical procedure data. The processor also executes instructions to: receive a data set from the modular device; discard the patient identity data and any portion of the surgical procedure data that identifies the patient from the data set; extract anonymous data from the data set and create an anonymized data set; and configure operation of the surgical hub or the modular device based on the anonymized data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, David C. Yates
  • Patent number: 11132665
    Abstract: A device, an add-on and a secure element for conducting a secured financial transaction are disclosed. The device comprises a central processing unit; a communication interface for establishing a communication between the device and a financial institution related to a financial account; an interface for acquiring data relating to the financial account; the secure element for processing at least a portion of the data relating to the financial account acquired by the interface; and control logic for acquiring a purchase amount to be debited from the financial account and for obtaining a transaction authorization from the financial institution related to the financial account, the transaction authorization being based, at least partially, on data processed solely by the secure element independently of data processed by the central processing unit. A method of conducting the secured financial transaction, and a computer program product for execution by the secure element are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Dolcino, Sebastien Fontaine, Xavier Alberti, Benjamin Du Hays, Maxime De Nanclas
  • Patent number: 11134010
    Abstract: An industrial software defined network (SDN) architecture, system and methods for centralized and simplified management of an industrial network is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Alen Mehmedagic, Vallala Vijay
  • Patent number: 11134093
    Abstract: First information associated with a first user login activity is received, as is second information associated with a second user login activity. A determination is made, using the received first and second information, that the first user login activity and second user login activity have a parent-child relationship. The first user login activity and the second user login activity are linked to at least one user and a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Lacework Inc.
    Inventors: Murat Bog, Vikram Kapoor, Samuel Joseph Pullara, III, Yijou Chen, Harish Kumar Bharat Singh
  • Patent number: 11134097
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes receiving instructions from a user, where the instructions received from the user comprise one or more conditions, scanning data that is maintained across multiple social networks, where scanning comprises identifying data that is associated with a protected social entity, determining that the identified data meets one or more conditions specified in the instructions received from the user, in response to determining that the identified data meets one or more conditions specified in the instructions, determining whether to request a particular social network to remove the identified data by comparing the identified data to terms of service data of each of the one or more social networks, based on the comparison, determining that the identified data is not permitted on at least one social network, and submitting a request for the removal of the identified data to the at least one social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: ZeroFOX, Inc.
    Inventors: James Foster, Christopher B. Cullison, Michael Price
  • Patent number: 11134383
    Abstract: An IoT sensor authentication method includes receiving in an IoT gateway or another IoT sensor, a packet of data from a sensor over a wireless computer communications network, placing the packet of data into quarantine in memory of the IoT gateway and offloading authentication of the sensor to an authentication processor executing in a separate process address space in the IoT gateway. Thereafter, an authentication result is received from the authentication processor and, responsive to the authentication result indicating successfully authentication of the sensor, the packet is released from quarantine, a sensor value extracted from the packet of data and the sensor value transmitted to a sensor monitor. But, responsive to the authentication result indicating a failure to authenticate the sensor, the packet of data is discarded and removed from quarantine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: INLECOM SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Konstantinos Loupos, Gerasimos Kouloumpis, Alexander Papageorgiou, Takis Katsoulakos, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11127015
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a concept of fraud handling. A data transaction request is received via a data network from at least one user account. The data transaction request is analyzed based on predefined fraud detection rules to generate a fraud score associated with the at least one user account. The at least one user account is classified as fraudulent account if the associated fraud score exceeds a predefined fraud likelihood threshold. Data transactions associated with a classified fraudulent account via the data network are pseudo-randomly permitted or blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bart Vandezande, Conor Aylward, Cristian Traum, Erbin Lim, Barbara Jochems, Olivier Elshocht
  • Patent number: 11127097
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for copyright rights defense detection are provided. The method includes: sending a metadata query request to a copyright handling apparatus; receiving a metadata query response that is sent by the copyright handling apparatus and that includes feature metadata; obtaining a rights-to-be-defended content feature corresponding to the feature metadata from a feature database; sending a license query request to a license processing apparatus; receiving a license query response that is sent by the license processing apparatus and that includes license information; and performing rights defense detection for a copyright based on the obtained rights-to-be-defended content feature and the license information. Rights defense detection can be performed for a copyright by any rights defense detection service apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Deqian Liu, Junrong Wen, Pu Zhang, Yixin Chen
  • Patent number: 11126679
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and methods for detecting social media designed to spread malicious information to “viral” proportions are disclosed. Historical cascade event data from preselected social media accounts as well as information from related accounts is applied to one or more causality metrics to generate a set of causality values. Causality values are further refined and analyzed to determine how casual a user is with respect to a cascade as opposed to other similar users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Elham Shaabani, Paulo Shakarian, Hamidreza Alvari, Ruocheng Guo
  • Patent number: 11127491
    Abstract: A method and apparatus provide centralized encryption key management for sharing data across diverse entities. In particular, the present invention relates to a universal and regulatory compliant system and method for sharing personal data records across diverse entities while maintaining unique identifiers at each entity for protecting the identity of any particular person. The present invention enables multiple organizations to be able to share their respective disparate data in a manner in which the disparate personal data records can be aggregated and manipulated by a single entity without putting the personal data records at risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Datavant, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Austin, Shahir Kassam-Adams
  • Patent number: 11126744
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for preserving privacy of data collected from a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving, by a processor, privacy preferences entered by a user of the vehicle; receiving, by the processor, the data collected from the vehicle; distorting, by the processor, the data; downsampling, by the processor, the distorted data based on the privacy preferences; and communicating, by the processor, the downsampled, distorted vehicle data to a third-party entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mert Dieter Pesé, Evripidis Paraskevas, Fan Bai, Massimo Osella, Soheil Samii