Prevention Of Unauthorized Use Of Data Including Prevention Of Piracy, Privacy Violations, Or Unauthorized Data Modification Patents (Class 726/26)
  • Patent number: 9948727
    Abstract: For securely transferring session information, code creates a session transfer packet in response to receiving a selected option associated with running a server application using a second browser. The session transfer packet has a claim number and a session transfer key. Code activates an authentication application on an electronic device in response to receiving the selected option. In addition, code communicates a claim packet to the electronic device in response to the selected option. The claim packet has the claim number and a server address. The code also receives the claim number from the authentication application. The code further communicates the session transfer packet to the authentication application in response to receiving the claim number. In addition the code communicates a cookie header to the second browser in response to receiving the session transfer key from the second browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Matthew William Fardig, Travis Lee Ennis, Roger Alan Thomas
  • Patent number: 9942241
    Abstract: A server includes a processor and a storage unit. The storage unit stores a program code, and when the program code is executed by the processor, the processor executes the following steps: when receiving an operation request from outside the server, if an effective identity (ID) code of a worker executing the operation request is set to be a default ID code and the default ID code does not have an authority for executing the operation request, setting the effective ID code as a specific ID code, and executing the operation request through the worker having the specific ID code, wherein the specific ID code has the authority for executing the operation request; and after the operation request is executed, setting the effective ID code as the default ID code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Synology Incorporated
    Inventor: Yi-Chien Lee
  • Patent number: 9942049
    Abstract: A disabled debug capability may be securely re-enabled in an integrated circuit such as a system-on-a-chip (SoC) device. In a method, the integrated circuit receives a debug re-enable message. The debug re-enable message includes a debug re-enable token signed by a private key. The debug re-enable token is based on a serial number of the integrated circuit and a first copy of a symmetric key. The debug re-enable token is validated using a public key corresponding to the private key. A comparison token is generated using the serial number of the integrated circuit and using a second copy of the symmetric key stored in a one-time-programmable (OTP) memory of the integrated circuit. The integrated circuit compares the debug re-enable token and the comparison token. The disabled debug capability is re-enabled in the integrated circuit if the debug re-enable token matches the comparison token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Ivan Hugh McLean
  • Patent number: 9934499
    Abstract: A method of providing a digital ticket allowing access to at least one digital object comprising the following steps: following a selection by a first user of at least one digital object, a step of submission of a request to a management server to obtain a digital ticket comprising a unique identification code, a first step of generation of said digital ticket, a first step of transmission of said digital ticket to the first user, and a step of activation of the digital ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Thierry Leclercq, Vincent Auvray
  • Patent number: 9935966
    Abstract: A method, a system, and computer readable medium comprising instructions for message delivery security validation are provided. At least one authentication setting from an end user is received at a data collection system. A validation key is generated based on the at least one authentication setting. A message and the validation key are sent to a device of a recipient. The device of the recipient are automatically authenticated using the validation key. The message is delivered to the device of the recipient upon authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: David C Mussman, Ronald Wayne Mathis, Bruce Andersen
  • Patent number: 9930086
    Abstract: A method for simplified MPEG Media Transport (MMT) content presentation is provided. Two or more assets of an MMT package Processing Unit (MPU) are identified. The method also includes defining at least one of the two or more assets as a default asset and a remaining one or more assets as enriched assets. The at least one default asset does not include a composition function. The method further includes configuring the at least one default asset for independent presentation from the one or more enriched assets. The method includes transmitting the MPU including the at least one default asset and the one or more enriched assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Imed Bouazizi, Sungoh Hwang, YoungKwon Lim, Kyungmo Park
  • Patent number: 9928351
    Abstract: A license management server manages a license to perform a service of remote maintenance related to one or more image forming apparatuses installed in a customer's site. The maintenance server includes a maintenance unit and a history management unit. If the license management server notified of expiration of an expiration date of the license defined by a contract, the maintenance unit stores history information acquired from the one or more image forming apparatuses corresponding to the expired license into a storage unit, and stops the service. If the license management server notified of grant of the license by a re-contract, the history management unit obtains the history information about the one or more image forming apparatuses corresponding to the granted license from the storage unit, and passes the obtained history information to the maintenance unit. By using the passed history information, the maintenance unit resumes the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Yasui, Takeshi Araya, Takumi Nakamura, Koki Nakajima, Hiromasa Akamatsu
  • Patent number: 9930288
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus, comprising: an information input unit configured to acquire audio data and/or image data; a tamper prevention unit that applies tamper prevention processing to the audio data and/or image data; and a controller that records, in a recording unit, both audio data and/or image data to which the tamper prevention processing is applied by the tamper prevention unit and audio data and/or image data to which the tamper prevention processing is not applied, if a predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Yumoto, Hiroaki Miura, Takafumi Onishi, Tetsuya Toyoda, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 9927995
    Abstract: A method and an integrated circuit (100) for executing a trusted application within a trusted runtime environment (103) of the integrated circuit (100) are disclosed. The integrated circuit (100) comprises an internal memory (101) and the integrated circuit (100) is connected to an external memory (102). The trusted runtime environment (103) is restricted to use the internal memory (101) and the external memory (102). The integrated circuit (100) identifies (201) a call, by the trusted application, to a command of the trusted runtime environment (103). The trusted runtime environment (103) allows the command to be executed when the trusted application resides in the internal memory (101) only. Next, the integrated circuit (100) executes (204) the command while using the internal memory (101) only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Patrik Ekdahl, Arash Vahidi
  • Patent number: 9928978
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided that introduce or alter electrical characteristics of a power delivery system such as a residential power circuit to alter load profiles to prevent accurate identification of powered devices or disaggregation of distinct device information. This masking may include any of a range of steps or actions or devices to introduce or altering impedance elements or filtration circuits in coordinated fashion with the operation of the targeted devices to be masked. The system may be configured to be applied to hinder or interfere with conventional Nonintrusive Load Monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Sean Butler
  • Patent number: 9928015
    Abstract: In an approach for determining printability of an electronic file, a computer electronically receives a file for printing. The computer parses the file for one or more of text, images, and formatting indicative of potential copyrighted material. The computer, in response to identifying any text, images, or formatting indicative of potential copyrighted material, identifies potential copyrighted material within the file. The computer determines whether the file may be printed based, at least in part, on the identified potential copyrighted material. In another approach for determining printability of an electronic document, a computer electronically receives a document for printing. The computer locates attributes associated with the document and stored in a separate database, which includes one or more of the following: ownership, licensing information, printability, and number of prints allowed. The computer determines the document is printable based on the attributes and prints the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sasikanth Eda, Deepak R. Ghuge, Sridhar Puvvala, Riyazahamad M. Shiraguppi
  • Patent number: 9921922
    Abstract: A method for contact information backup and recovery comprising receiving, by a contact information backup and recovery system, subscriber information, storing the subscriber information in a contacts data store, receiving, by the contact information backup and recovery system, contacts information associated with the subscriber information, storing the contacts information in the contacts data store, wherein the contacts information is stored in relation to the subscriber information, receiving, by the contact information backup and recovery system, a contacts recovery request, and performing, by the contact information backup and recovery system, a contacts recovery operation, comprising acquiring target contact information from the stored contacts information in the contacts data store, performing a telephonic communication using the target contact information, and sending the stored contacts information to a remote storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Globally Tele-Connected, LLC
    Inventors: John Dunn, Craig H DePoi
  • Patent number: 9924044
    Abstract: A method including receiving a request for a service or an application from a user device associated with a customer; determining a type of service or a type of application; providing the service or the application; performing real-time tracking of the customer's usage of the service or the application based on the type of service or the type of application; generating one or more recommendations pertaining to the service or the application based on the real-time tracking; and sending the one or more recommendations to the customer via the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Xuming Chen, Lindsay Notwell, Phillip A. Ritter, Barry F. Hoffner, Imtiyaz Shaikh, Sergei Karpov, Ho Yin Cheuk, Javier Ferro, John C. Powell
  • Patent number: 9918230
    Abstract: In a method of performing secure communication, access information for navigating to a target site is received while a mobile system is in a normal mode. An operational mode of the mobile system is changed from the normal mode to a secure mode based on the access information. The access information is verified while the mobile system is in the secure mode. Access to the target site is either allowed or denied based on a result of the verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myung-Hee Kang, Jung-Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 9913141
    Abstract: An improved technique for identifying a user's mobile device is discussed. A persistent and unified identifier that bridges mobile app to mobile web and to other web browser-compatible mediums is utilized. Using a unique verification identifier, the unified identifier is consistently verified, revived and distributed across application and browser mediums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ACK Ventures Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David Ulrich, Harry Kargman, Steve Anson, Jeremy Sadwith, Bernhard Valenti, Ryan McConville
  • Patent number: 9910985
    Abstract: An apparatus for identifying related code variants or text samples includes processing circuitry configured to execute instructions for receiving query binary code, processing the query binary code to generate one or more query code fingerprints comprising compressed representations of respective functional components of the query binary code, generating token sequence n-grams of the fingerprints, hashing the n-grams, partitioning samples by length to compare selected samples based on length, and identifying similarity via dynamic decimation of token sequence n-grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9904497
    Abstract: In an approach for determining printability of an electronic file, a computer electronically receives a file for printing. The computer parses the file for one or more of text, images, and formatting indicative of potential copyrighted material. The computer, in response to identifying any text, images, or formatting indicative of potential copyrighted material, identifies potential copyrighted material within the file. The computer determines whether the file may be printed based, at least in part, on the identified potential copyrighted material. In another approach for determining printability of an electronic document, a computer electronically receives a document for printing. The computer locates attributes associated with the document and stored in a separate database, which includes one or more of the following: ownership, licensing information, printability, and number of prints allowed. The computer determines the document is printable based on the attributes and prints the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sasikanth Eda, Deepak R. Ghuge, Sridhar Puvvala, Riyazahamad M. Shiraguppi
  • Patent number: 9900315
    Abstract: A system includes a vehicle communications platform (VCP) operatively disposed in a vehicle and a control device. The control device selects a privacy ON mode or a privacy OFF mode. The privacy ON mode enables the VCP to synchronize a privacy setting of a mobile communications device to a vehicle notification setting, and is triggered when the privacy setting of the device is on, and either at least one passenger is present in the vehicle or a user indicates that the VCP should synchronize the privacy setting to the vehicle notification setting. The privacy OFF mode inhibits the VCP from synchronizing the privacy setting to the vehicle notification setting, and is triggered when the privacy setting of the device is off, or no passengers are present in the vehicle, or the user indicates that the VCP should not synchronize the privacy setting to the vehicle notification setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Munib Ahmed Yusuf, Shaun S. Marshall
  • Patent number: 9898587
    Abstract: Techniques for establishing entitlement to a computer program product are provided, and include providing a client identity in a registration process to produce an entitlement file, obtaining an encoded version of a computer program product, and transforming the computer program product into an installation product in a computer storage medium, wherein the installation product comprises the entitlement file to establish entitled use of the computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Hahn, Bernard P. Palmer, Jr., Michael P. Waidner, James J. Whitmore
  • Patent number: 9888026
    Abstract: In one aspect, the disclosure provides: A method comprising: inviting a distributed plurality of researchers to participate in one or more computer vulnerability research projects directed to identifying computer vulnerabilities of one or more networks and/or computers that are owned or operated by a third party; assessing reputation and skills of one or more of the researchers, and accepting a subset of the researchers who have a positive reputation and sufficient skills to perform the investigations of the computer vulnerabilities; assigning a particular computer vulnerability research project, relating to a particular network under test, to a particular researcher from among the subset of the researchers; using a computer that is logically interposed between the particular researcher and the particular network under test, monitoring communications between the particular researcher and the particular network under test, wherein the communications relate to attempting to identify a candidate security vulnera
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Synack, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Kaplan, Mark Kuhr
  • Patent number: 9886685
    Abstract: A system for transferring digital rights managed (DRM) files from a first seller device to a buyer device involves a buyer device configured to receive a file package having the DRM file. Some file packages may also have a DRM file access key. The system also has a first seller device having the DRM file stored thereon and configured to receive a request to purchase the DRM file (the request having a DRM file identifier); receive a buyer identifier associated with the request; transfer the file package to a buyer device to the buyer device; detect through a network connection, a digital rights management server; and send, responsive to detecting the digital rights management server, a sale record to the digital rights management server, where the sale record includes the DRM file identifier and the buyer identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann M. Keohane, Gerald F. McBrearty, Shawn P. Mullen, Jessica C. Murillo, Johnny M. Shieh
  • Patent number: 9887964
    Abstract: A method for combining disparate data sets using dynamic de-identifiers includes: receiving a first data set from a first external entity, the data set including first data entries including attribute values, and wherein the first data set does not include any personally identifiable information; receiving a second data set from a second external entity, the data set including second data entries including attribute values, and wherein the second data set does not include any personally identifiable information; identifying a dynamic de-identifier (DDID) for each first data entry and second data entry; matching each second data entry to a first data entry based on a correspondence between the associated attribute values; identifying insights for at least one first data entry based on at least the attribute values included in the corresponding matched second data entry; and transmitting at least the identified insights to the first external entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Todd Lowenberg, Curtis Villars, Andrew Reiskind
  • Patent number: 9881301
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a method for conversion tracking. The method comprises anonymously linking plural identifiers, each identifier associated with a user and specific requesting source. Anonymously linking includes linking different identifiers associated with different requesting sources used by the user to access content. Anonymously linking includes linking the different identifiers using an identifier that does not include any personally identifiable information, and storing impression, click and interaction data for the user in association with respective identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Vinod Kumar Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 9872067
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authentication generate keys from secret credentials shared between authenticating parties and authenticators. Generation of the keys may involve utilizing specialized information in the form of parameters that are used to specialize keys. Keys and/or information derived from keys held by multiple authorities may be used to generate other keys such that signatures requiring such keys and/or information can be verified without access to the keys. Keys may also be derived to form a hierarchy of keys that are distributed such that a key holder's ability to decrypt data depends on the key's position in the hierarchy relative to the position of a key used to encrypt the data. Key hierarchies may also be used to distribute key sets to content processing devices to enable the devices to decrypt content such that sources or potential sources of unauthorized content are identifiable from the decrypted content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory B. Roth, Marc R. Barbour, Bradley Jeffery Behm, Cristian M. Ilac, Eric Jason Brandwine
  • Patent number: 9871775
    Abstract: A system and method for achieving authorization in confidential group communications in terms of an ordered list of data blocks representing a tamper-resistant chronological account of group membership updates. This method permits ad-hoc and decentralized group definition, dynamic and decentralized membership updates, open sharing, tamper resistance, and tracking of membership history. There are many applications of these techniques. One such application is enabling end-to-end encryption of instant messaging, content sharing, and streamed media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Biggs, Shaun Cooley, Matt Miller, Sean Whitsell
  • Patent number: 9870484
    Abstract: A method for redacting an electronic document (ED) having a file format, including: obtaining a request to redact a sensitive data item in the ED; identifying a first and a second instance of the sensitive data item in a markup of the ED, where the second instance of the sensitive data item is not visible in a rendered version of the ED; and generating a redacted ED having the file format by replacing the first and the second instance of the sensitive data item with a neutral data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Darrell Eugene Bellert
  • Patent number: 9867041
    Abstract: The systems and methods can provide location privacy protection by incorporating temporal correlations of a user's locations. The method may include obtaining a first location of a user of a mobile user device. The method may further include determining one or more probable locations of the user for a time period from historical location information. The method may further include determining a reference location based on the first location and/or the one or more probable locations. The method may include determining a set of location(s) defining a bounded region based on the one or more probable locations and/or the reference location and privacy parameter(s) associated with the user. The method may include determining a second location from the bounded region and determining protected location information based on the reference location and the second location. The method may include communicating the protected location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Emory University
    Inventors: Li Xiong, Yonghui Xiao
  • Patent number: 9864978
    Abstract: A Master device (e.g., a SIM card) is configured with information regarding one or more Slave devices (e.g., SIM cards) that are associated with the Master device. The Master device is installed in a user device that receives content files and access and usage rights from a content provider. The Master device identifies one or more Slave devices that are associated with the Master device and transmits content files and the rights data to the Slave devices. A user device in which a Slave device is installed receives the content files and rights data sent by the Master device. The Slave device extracts a key from the rights data and provides the key to a decryption component of the user device, which uses the key to decrypt the content file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Michael D. Kotzin
  • Patent number: 9858119
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for resource management of untrusted programs. In some embodiments, a first request to process an asynchronous event by an untrusted application may be received. The first request may include a host memory address. A counter may be incremented in response to receiving the first request. A device memory address may be retrieved from a device translation table using the host memory address. Processing the first request by a device using the device memory address may be facilitated. A second request to unregister the host memory address may be received. The counter may be determined to be non-zero. An action may be implemented in response to determining that the counter is non-zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dale F. Riedy, Anthony T. Sofia, Brad D. Stilwell
  • Patent number: 9853817
    Abstract: A system comprises a memory, interface, and processor. The system is operable to store a plurality of attestations, where at least one of the plurality of attestations comprise a reason statement for signing an artifact. The system is further operable to display at least one of the plurality of attestations and receive a first selection of a first attestation. The system generates an expanded artifact by concatenating the artifact and the first attestation. The system creates a first digital signature based on the expanded artifact creates a first enhanced digital signature by applying the first digital signature and the first attestation. Further, the system stores the first enhanced digital signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mark L. LaGrone, Michael R. Lloyd
  • Patent number: 9853951
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing services are disclosed. One aspect comprises authenticating a user associated with a first service, receiving a selection of a second service, generating an opaque identifier associated with the user and the first service, wherein the opaque identifier facilitates the anonymous collection of data relating to the second service. Another aspect can comprise transmitting the opaque identifier to the second service, and receiving data relating to the second service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: David Mays, Jason Press
  • Patent number: 9824186
    Abstract: A system for confidentially retrieving data from a person, such as by authorized personnel. One embodiment provides a data carrier item such as jewelry, having encrypted data imparted upon the item in manner that only intelligible after being unencrypted. Such data can be encrypted and/or invisibly disposed such that the data is not identifiable by the public, but can be quickly and accurately retrieved by authorized personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: LifeQode, LLC
    Inventor: Michael P. Lacey
  • Patent number: 9817747
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include (1) providing a framework that includes (A) a user-space component that runs at a client site and (B) a kernel-space component that runs at a remote site, (2) identifying attributes of objects that reside at the remote site and whose addresses are unknown at the client site, (3) generating a script to test a function of a kernel running on the remote site based at least in part on the attributes, and (4) performing a remote unit testing of the function of the kernel by executing the script such that the user-space component (A) generates a message that identifies the attributes and (B) sends the message to the kernel-space component to facilitate (I) obtaining references to the objects by way of the attributes and (II) invoking the function by way of the references. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan T. Looney, Pranavadatta Devaki Narasimha Bhatta, Reji Thomas, Satish Dattatri
  • Patent number: 9819681
    Abstract: A modular, expandable, and flexible computer system device is provided. The computer system device comprising a multiple number of individual modules interconnected physically via ‘back plane’ means with each module independently processing and executing specified computer functions utilizing internal or shared resources. Electrical power distribution and data communications are positioned between modules with the electrical power distribution and data communications internal to the base unit module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Danilo E. Fonseca, Manny A. Fonseca
  • Patent number: 9820217
    Abstract: A wireless local area network access point includes a memory that stores a program for enabling a separate dual mode device to access a wireless local area network through the wireless local area network access point, a processor that executes the program, and a transmitter that transmits a beacon signal that identifies the wireless local area network. The wireless local area network access point receives instructions to allow the separate dual mode device to access the wireless local area network, in response to the separate dual mode device transmitting information about the wireless local area network access point and about the dual mode device via a cellular network distinct from the wireless local area network. The wireless local area network access point provides access to the wireless local area network to the separate dual mode device in response to receiving the instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rias Muhamed, Anil Doradla
  • Patent number: 9817999
    Abstract: Techniques are discussed for performing a demand reset in a wireless meter reading environment, in a manner such that demand data may not be lost. In response to receiving a command from a mobile device of a requester, a meter may store demand value(s) in a log, reset register(s) that store the demand value(s) and wirelessly provide the demand value(s) to the mobile device of the requester. Due to the lack of reliability associated with wireless communications between the meter and a requestor, the requestor may not actually receive the demand value(s). Upon receiving a subsequent command for the demand value(s), the meter may determine that the command is a replay, and provide the demand value(s) without resetting the register(s). Techniques are also discussed for generating the commands, securing the commands, and providing the commands to mobile devices in route packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventor: Bret Gregory Holmdahl
  • Patent number: 9813453
    Abstract: A device management system is configured to manage access to electronic documents on client devices using policies. The policies specify one or more download and processing restrictions to be enforced with respect to the particular electronic document at client devices for example, particular hardware and software configurations that are required at client devices before data is permitted to be downloaded to those client devices. The policies may also specify other requirements that must be satisfied before data is permitted to be downloaded to those client devices, for example, user authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Motoyama
  • Patent number: 9800558
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for encrypting data to provide encrypted data for storage in a database. Implementations include actions of receiving, at client-side computing device, an input set including a plaintext value that is to be encrypted to provide an encrypted value, determining whether the plaintext value is stored in a search tree that is stored by the client-side computing device, if the plaintext value is not stored in the search tree, the encrypted value is provided using deterministic encryption of the plaintext value, and if the plaintext value is stored in the search tree, the encrypted value is provided using randomized encryption of the plaintext value, updating the search tree to include a node including the plaintext value and the encrypted value, and transmitting the encrypted value to a server-side computing device for storage of the encrypted value in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Florian Kerschbaum
  • Patent number: 9792595
    Abstract: Techniques for transferring secured data from a vending device to a portable data storage device are described herein. The vending device receives a request from a user of the portable data storage device for digital contents to be stored on the portable data storage device and requests for a payment for the requested digital contents to be paid by the user. The vending device locates a first portable storage identification (PSID) parameter unique to the portable data storage device, and then generates a rights object including a second PSID parameter that is equal to the first PSID parameter to prevent the digital contents from being accessed at a data storage medium other than the portable data storage device. It is to be appreciated some or all of the above processing can be completed by a back-end device separate from the vending device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 9787950
    Abstract: A fuel authorization system enables data to be exchanged between vehicles and a fuel vendor, to verify that the vehicle is authorized to receive fuel. Each fuel island is equipped with a camera and a short range radio (RF) component. Participating vehicles are equipped with fuel authorization component including an IR transmitter and a RF component that can establish a data link with the fuel island's RF unit. When the camera senses a vehicle in the fuel lane, an RF query is sent to the vehicle. Participating vehicles respond with an IR transmission. An RF data link is then established between the enrolled vehicle and the fuel vendor to verify that the vehicle is authorized to receive fuel. Once the verification is complete, the fuel dispenser is enabled. In some embodiments, the IR data link is not required, as the camera can distinguish between multiple fuel lanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ZONAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Charles King, Rick Fadler, Charles Michael McQuade
  • Patent number: 9785795
    Abstract: A data management service identifies sensitive data stored on enterprise databases according to record classification rules that classify a data record as having a sensitive data type if the data record includes fields matching at least one of the record classification rules. The data management service determines assessment scores for enterprise databases according to sensitive data records and protection policies on the enterprise databases. The data management service provides an interface that groups enterprise databases having common attributes or common sensitive data types and indicates aggregated assessment scores for the groups of enterprise databases. Through the interface with the grouped enterprise databases, an administrator apply protection policies to enterprise databases. To apply the protection policy, the data management service applies the protection policy to a source database from which dependent enterprise databases access the sensitive database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Informatica, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Grondin, Rahul Gupta
  • Patent number: 9785635
    Abstract: A document checking apparatus includes a keyword appearance position extracting unit that extracts keywords and the appearance positions of the keywords from a target document including a confidential document; a keyword pair extracting unit that treats each keyword of the appearance positions of the extracted keywords as a target and determines whether there is another extracted keyword within a predetermined range before and after the target keyword; a feature element matrix creating unit that generates, when it is determined that there is the another keyword, combination information obtained by combining the determination target keyword and the another keyword in association with anteroposterior information of the appearance positions of the keywords; and a computing unit that determines whether the number of combination information, among the plurality of combination information of the generated target document, identical to the combination information of the confidential document is not less than a prede
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tsuda
  • Patent number: 9781133
    Abstract: A system for automatic stability determination and deployment of discrete parts of a profile representing normal behavior to provide fast protection of web applications is disclosed. The system, in response to a sensor collecting from HTTP requests sent by the clients to the web application installed on the protected device, automatically creates for a web application a profile with discrete parts that will represent normal behavior so that deviations from the profile can be considered anomalous. The system automatically determines that a first of the discrete parts of the profile has become stable. The system then automatically deploys the first discrete part of the profile to the sensor that now will compare with the first discrete part of the profile subsequent HTTP requests sent by the clients to the web application to detect deviations from the normal behavior represented by the first discrete part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Imperva, Inc.
    Inventors: Amichai Shulman, Michael Boodaei, Shlomo Kramer
  • Patent number: 9779426
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to share media are disclosed. An example system includes a first device to capture, via a sensor, a representation of media being presented by a media presentation device separate from the first device. The first device to send a first user identifier of a first user of the first device, a second user identifier of a second user, different from the first user, and the representation of media to a media share facility. In response to the sending of the first user identifier, the second user identifier and the representation of media to the media share facility, receiving access to the media for the second user. When the access to the media is provided to the second user, crediting the media content with audience-interest credit based on the first user identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Arun Ramaswamy, Alan Nguyen Bosworth
  • Patent number: 9779089
    Abstract: A system and method for auto-storing and synchronizing device content from an information handling system is disclosed. The method includes identifying a first device within a pre-determined range of a docking station, the first device operable to communicate with the docking station. The method further includes pairing with the first device. The method includes detecting a file on the first device. The method further includes uploading the file to a cloud services system. The method further includes creating a pointer, the pointer pointing to the file's location on the cloud services system. The method further includes storing the pointer to the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Claude Lano Cox, Liam B. Quinn, Mark W. Welker, Rocco Ancona
  • Patent number: 9774577
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems, and methods for securing data using attribute based data access. The data may correspond to a sensory environment, and the data is secured at the device. The device secures the data by segmenting the data into number of segments and defining an access policy, further submitting the access policy to a PKG of system for generating Access Tree having attributes at different level for accessing the data. These Access Trees are securely stored on the device using IBE mechanism. Further, the data after being secured, is uploaded to a system for analysis. At the system, an access request may be received for accessing the data. The access request further includes a request attribute, whereby the system verifies if the attribute satisfies the Access Policy. If the verification is positive, an access may be provided to the data accessor for accessing the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Shivraj Vijayshankar Lokamathe, Rajan Mindigal Alasingara Bhattachar, Barkur Suryanarayana Adiga, Meena Singh Dilip Thakur, Balamuralidhar Purushothaman
  • Patent number: 9773045
    Abstract: Search results may include both objective results and person results. In one example, a search query is evaluated to determine whether it is the type of query that a user might want to ask to a friend. If the query is of such a type, then the search engine may examine a social graph to determine which friends of the user who entered the query may have information that is relevant to answering the query. If such friends exist, then the friends may be displayed along with objective search results, along with an explanation of each friend's relevance to the query. Clicking on a person in the results may cause a conversation to be initiated with that person, thereby allowing the user who entered the query to ask his or her friend about the subject of the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sandy Wong, Wei Mu, Jun Yin, Rahul Nair, Simon King, Srinivasan Badrinarayanan, Xavier Legros, Michael Ching, Kevin Haas, Shubha Nabar
  • Patent number: 9766914
    Abstract: A client supported by remote maintenance in an electronic network configured to serve a plurality of clients may comprise a plurality of nodes, a first virtual machine (VM), a second virtual machine, and a virtual machine manager (VMM). The first VM may handle data associated with an external data center. The second VM may be associated with one of the plurality of nodes. The VMM may be configured to manage data transfer between the first VM and the second VM. The first VM may be configured to assess a state of the client system and identify a software update for installation on the one of the plurality of nodes. The software update may be configured to maintain identity between the data in the one of the plurality of nodes and the data center. The VMM may manage an attestation process prior to delivering or installing the software update on the client system using the first VM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Seigo Kotani, Masato Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9769146
    Abstract: An information processing system comprises: a management unit that performs management by associating an electronic certificate for a first group with notification destination information regarding a user who belongs to a second group and has a role in managing to allow the service to be used by the user belonging to the first group; and a notification unit that, in response to a remaining period until an expiration date of the electronic certificate falling below a predetermined value, identifies the notification destination information regarding the user belonging to the second group associated with the electronic certificate from among notification destination information, and performs a notification to update the electronic certificate based on the identified notification destination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Mihara
  • Patent number: 9767634
    Abstract: Systems and methods for measuring consumption of entertainment commodities distributed through at least two distribution channels by at least one distribution network operator to one or more media receivers. The methods include collecting consumption data from at least one distribution network operator. The at least one distribution network operator distributes entertainment commodities through at least a first distribution channel and a second distribution channel. The collected consumption data relates to entertainment commodities distributed through at least the first distribution channel and the second distribution channel. The collected consumption data includes at least one inconsistency. The collected consumption data is loaded into a computerized database adapted to store, process, and report on consumption. Cleaned consumption data is produced by reconciling consumption data inconsistencies. A consumption data report is based at least in part on the cleaned consumption data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Rentrak Corporation
    Inventors: Amir Yazdani, Ken M. Papagan, Cathy S. Hetzel, Aaron J. Harsh, Chris R. Behnke