Prevention Of Unauthorized Use Of Data Including Prevention Of Piracy, Privacy Violations, Or Unauthorized Data Modification Patents (Class 726/26)
  • Patent number: 10102351
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling a user to obtain rights in a legitimate copy of a digital content unit without downloading the copy from a digital content store are provided. The systems and methods provide an encrypted copy of a digital content unit to a first user and transcript the encrypted copy to generate the legitimate copy to a second user. The encrypted copy is encrypted with a first encrypt key that may be associated with the first user and the legitimate copy is encrypted with a second encrypt key that may be associated with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Zweig, James H. Woodyatt
  • Patent number: 10102387
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can acquire a plurality of accounts associated with a set of features. Each account in the plurality of accounts can be associated with a respective set of feature values for the set of features. A selection for a subset of features out of the set of features can be received. A group of clusters can be generated based on the selection for the subset of features. Each cluster in the group of clusters can include a respective collection of nodes representing at least some of the plurality of accounts. It can be determined whether a particular collection of nodes, included in at least one cluster out of the group of clusters, represents illegitimate accounts or legitimate accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Adam Jenson
  • Patent number: 10089611
    Abstract: Technology for sharing digital media is provided. In one example, a method may include identifying a first consumer. A request may be received from a second consumer requesting to consume the digital media. A first segment of the digital media being consumed by the first consumer may be identified. The digital media may be provided to the second consumer for consumption at a second segment of the digital media different from the first segment being consumed by the first consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Scott Eisher
  • Patent number: 10075770
    Abstract: Method for securing control words within a decoder in charge of descrambling digital content protected by these control words, comprising the following steps: for each descrambling unit of this decoder, loading in a directory a pairing key referenced by an identifier associating said key to a descrambling unit; receiving at least one encrypted control word referenced by an indication allowing to identify the descrambling unit for which it is intended; decrypting the control word by using a first key shared with a security module; identifying in the directory the pairing key whose identifier corresponds to the indication of destination associated to the control word; encrypting this control word by using this pairing key; and storing in a register the control word in a chronological and referenced way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nagravision S.A.
    Inventors: Marco Macchetti, Jerome Perrine, Patrick Servet, Didier Hunacek
  • Patent number: 10073957
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for protecting an application program in a terminal device, and a terminal device thereof. The method includes: intercepting a request for starting an application program; determining whether the application program needs protection; and starting a protection interface before starting the application program, if the application needs protection. According to the present disclosure, the protection interface is launched before starting the application program when the terminal device detects that the application program needs protection, thereby protecting the application program comprehensively and thoroughly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Liang Yang, Wenlin Wang, Yuzhen Wan
  • Patent number: 10063531
    Abstract: A method for key rotation includes initiating key rotation for a user account of a multi-factor authentication platform enabling one-time password authentication using a first symmetric cryptographic key; generating, at an authenticating device, a second symmetric cryptographic key; transmitting, at the authenticating device, the second symmetric cryptographic key to the multi-factor authentication platform; configuring the multi-factor authentication platform and the authenticating device to disable authentication that uses the first symmetric cryptographic key; and configuring the multi-factor authentication platform and the authenticating device to enable authentication that uses the second symmetric cryptographic key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Duo Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Oberheide, Adam Goodman
  • Patent number: 10061943
    Abstract: In an example embodiment described herein, keyboard monitoring logic is operable to obtain data typed into a keyboard. The data typed into the keyboard is compared with predefined protected data stored in a local credential file. If data typed into the keyboard matches predefined protected data stored in the credential file, the keyboard monitoring logic determines whether the destination of the typed data (e.g., the application, website, or both the application and website are stored in a whitelist. If the destination is not stored in the whitelist, the keyboard monitoring logic determines that an attempt of unauthorized access to protected data is occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: GAS Informatica LTDA
    Inventors: Juliano Galhiego Vieira, Silvio Reis, Jr., Rodrigo Antonio de Araujo, Rafael Ribeiro Homem D'el-Rey
  • Patent number: 10063943
    Abstract: Techniques for communicating schedule data regarding a schedule are described herein. For example, a device may communicate a schedule information element that includes a tag indicating a first operating context to which to apply schedule data regarding a schedule. The schedule information element may also include a reference tag to indicate whether the schedule data is contained in the schedule information element or has been previously received and/or to identify a second operating context associated with previously received schedule data. If the reference tag indicates that the schedule data is contained in the schedule information element, the schedule data may be extracted from the schedule information element and applied to the first operating context. If the reference tag indicates that the schedule data has been previously received, the previously received schedule data may be accessed and applied to the first operating context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: James Laurence Taylor, Jerome Bartier, Keith Barnes, Thomas Uhling
  • Patent number: 10063553
    Abstract: A programmable display for connection to a control device includes: a user management unit configured to identify a user accessing the programmable display; a generation unit configured to generate an interface screen containing information from the control device in accordance with privileges assigned the user identified by the user management unit; a display unit configured to output the interface screen; a connection management unit configured to, in response to a request for access from a user on an external device, establish a connection with the external device on the basis of identification of the user by the user management unit, and to send the interface screen to an external device with which a connection is established; and the user management unit prohibits simultaneous access to the programmable display by a plurality of users each having different privileges assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yuta Nagata
  • Patent number: 10063580
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a method for reducing cyber-security related false positive alerts is presented. In example embodiments the method may include identifying an indication of a cyber-security threat based on an operational anomaly in a network system. The method may further include determining that the operational anomaly is a false positive indicator with respect to the cyber-security threat based on the operational anomaly being correlated with a malfunction or reconfiguration event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shai Dekel, Lior Ateret, Evgeny Bogokovsky
  • Patent number: 10055553
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for creating a secure video content path, or a protected media content bus, within an unsecure personal computer. A portable security module, or electronic key safe, may be inserted into a personal computer that has different internal components for processing secure and unsecured content. The security module may establish a secure encrypted link with a secure video processor of the personal computer, and may use the personal computer's network interface to request authority to receive secured content. The security module may provide content keys to the secure video processor to access secured content received over an external network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: James W. Fahrny
  • Patent number: 10049233
    Abstract: When security software is activated, it is determined whether the mode is a safe mode or a normal mode. And the security software switches a monitor in accordance with the mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Denshi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Azusa Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10049269
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit, an extraction unit, and a selection unit. The acquiring unit acquires, for multiple documents, candidates for elements representing characteristics of each of the multiple documents. The extraction unit extracts, from the candidates acquired by the acquiring unit, common elements common to two or more of the multiple documents. The selection unit extracts, from the multiple documents, a document including two or more common elements among the common elements, and determines the two or more common elements included in the extracted document to be elements representing characteristics of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Shigeeda, Yozo Kashima
  • Patent number: 10042696
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for handling an at least supposedly partially defective electronic user terminal, wherein the electronic user terminal, after being successfully identified by a server, is automatically and irreversibly put into an irreparable state if a performed diagnosis of functionally relevant circuits of the user terminal indicates that said functionally relevant circuits are impaired in the functional capability thereof or have failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: GBR OLIVER OECHSLE, DR. HANS-PETER DIETZ
    Inventors: Oliver Oechsle, Hans-Peter Dietz
  • Patent number: 10037199
    Abstract: In an example, a method of creating a secured workspace in a mobile device includes installing an application management agent on the mobile device, wherein the application management agent is configured to communicate with a remote server to obtain a security policy. The method further includes installing a wrapped enterprise application to the mobile device. The wrapped enterprise application includes code injected therein that, when executed by the mobile device, causes the mobile device to intercept at least a portion of instructions being executed by the wrapped enterprise application and to interpose alternative instructions that comply with the security policy. The method further includes communicating among the wrapped enterprise application, the application management agent, and other wrapped enterprise applications through pasteboard and uniform resource locator (URL) handlers provided by an operating system of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Hung, Harvey Tuch, Craig F. Newell, Haim Tebeka
  • Patent number: 10037257
    Abstract: Provided are methods and peripheral devices for examining local hardware and configuring a location-aware peripheral device accordingly. In some implementations, a peripheral device may be configured to examine, using a bus interface, another device connected to the bus. Examining may include determining characteristics of the other device. In some implementations, the peripheral device may further compare the determined characteristics against information derived from data stored in a memory of the peripheral device. The information may describe acceptable operating parameters for the computing system. In some implementations, the peripheral device may further determine, based on a result of the comparison, a status for the computing system. The status may indicate whether the computing system is operating within acceptable operating parameters. The status may direct an action by the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adi Habusha, Eric Jason Brandwine, Stephen Edward Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10038808
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for remotely configuring a multi-function device without requiring an expert visit at a user's place. The method includes transmitting a configuration request through the multi-function device for configuring the multi-function device along with a unique parameter of the multi-function device. Based on the request, one or more configuration files having one or more keys are retrieved, as generated by a remote server. The one or more keys are generated based on the unique parameter of the multi-function device and one or more features to be configured related to the multi-function device. As a next step, the multi-function device is automatically configured by installing the one or more configuration files using the one or more keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gayathri Bhaskaran, Aditya Sarvan Tatapudi, VijayaKumar Alagarsamy, Poomaran Pandian
  • Patent number: 10034154
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving status change information from a first communication device of a first user over a network; adjusting a user profile of a second user responsive to the status change information; and providing the status change information to a group of second communication devices of the second user to cause the group of second communication devices to adjust operational parameters according to the status change information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw, Afsaneh Khajavi
  • Patent number: 10027767
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for providing an SNS-based file aging service executed in a SNS-based file aging service providing server, and the method includes receiving a SNS registration event for at least one user of at least one user, checking whether a content upload event is being occurred on a SNS of the at least one user at which the SNS registration event is received, mapping the content at which the content upload event is occurred with the SNS registration event of the at least one user for the storage thereof, and expiring the content uploaded on the SNS, the content being stored by mapping it with the SNS registration event, when an SNS deregistration event is being occurred for the at least one user from the at least one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Myung Bean Song
  • Patent number: 10019605
    Abstract: An interface device includes a communication interface and a secure element. The communication interface receives input data and a selection of one of a plurality of secure modes to secure the input data for transmission to a secure external computing device, such as a banking web server. The secure element secures the input data based on the secure mode that was selected. The secured input data is then transmitted to the secure external computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Boysen, Dmitry Barinov, Eli Erlikhman
  • Patent number: 10020944
    Abstract: A cryptographic hash value is computed in a hardware processing unit of an apparatus. The cryptographic hash value is computed iteratively processing blocks of data in a predetermined order by, for each block: obtaining at least one intermediate value for the block by applying a function to the block, computing a value of a weight function, and updating at least one hash variable with a corresponding intermediate value only if the value of a weight function is equal to at least one predetermined value. The processing unit then generates the cryptographic hash value from the at least one hash variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Charles Salmon-Legagneur, Mohamed Karroumi
  • Patent number: 10009666
    Abstract: A first computing device may receive an indication of user input that is at least a part of a conversation between a user and a first assistant executing at the first computing device. The first assistant and/or an assistant executing at a digital assistant system may determine whether to handoff the conversation from the first assistant executing at the first computing device to a second assistant executing at a second computing device. In response to determining to handoff the conversation to the second assistant executing at the second computing device, the first assistant and/or the assistant executing at the digital assistant system may send to the second computing device a request to handoff the conversation which includes at least an indication of the conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Zaheed Sabur, Michael Reutov, Pratik Gilda
  • Patent number: 10009384
    Abstract: Systems and methods for governing derived electronic resources are provided. In one embodiment, a digital resource is associated with one or more rules and a set of one or more computations, wherein the rules correspond to one or more conditions for accessing the digital resource and the computations operate upon the digital resource in order to provide a specific view of the digital resource that differs from the digital resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: W. Knox Carey, Jarl Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10002255
    Abstract: A device and a method for controlling a security screen in an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a display module, a first memory having at least one display data stored therein, a composing module that composes a plurality of display layers each including at least one display data and displays the same on the display module, and a control module that controls at least one of the display module, the first memory, or the composing module, wherein the control module identifies a type of the at least one display data included in each of the plurality of display layers and controls the attributes of the plurality of display layers to display a display layer including security data, among the plurality of display layers, at the uppermost position when the identified display data is the security data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moonsu Chang, Yangsoo Lee, Eunjung Hyun
  • Patent number: 10002372
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method of handling duplicate records in a computer database is provided. A record is received via an API. An item type associated with the record is identified. A duplicate check schema corresponding to the item type is obtained. A string is generated for the record by extracting values for each of a plurality of fields, defined in the duplicate check schema, located in the record and concatenating the values. Then a hash algorithm is applied to the string to create a hash for the record. The hash for the record is compared to hashes from previous records stored in the computer database to identify whether the hash is a duplicate. In response to a determination that the hash is a duplicate, one or more processing rules from the duplicate check schema are executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Adrian Golec, Georg Lang, Fabian Hammann, Artur Kaufman, Dennis Kurfiss
  • Patent number: 9992177
    Abstract: A method and system for modifying an authenticated and/or encrypted message by a modifying party exchanged between a sending party and a receiving party based on a secure communication protocol, the method includes the steps of a) dividing a clear message into non-modifiable parts and modifiable parts by the sending party; b) including modifiable part information into the message by the sending party; c) authenticating and/or encrypting the message by the sending party; d) providing en- and decryptability and/or authenticability of the message to the modifying party in such a way that the modifying party can only modify the modifiable parts of the message; e) modifying one or more modifiable parts by the modifying party; and f) providing an authenticated and/or encrypted modified message according to the secure communication protocol to the receiving party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian Gajek, Jan Seedorf, Oezguer Dagdelen
  • Patent number: 9977924
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed for providing a notification indicating a loss of a terminal, the method including obtaining a matching relation between first feature information of a current user of a target terminal and second feature information of a predetermined user. The method also includes controlling a related terminal associated with the target terminal to output a loss notification in response to determining that the matching relation indicates that the first feature information and the second feature information do not match. The loss notification indicates a loss of the target terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daokuan Liu, Chunhe Yang, Yao Tang, Shuai Liu, Xinyan Xing
  • Patent number: 9973517
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for a computing device to determine if an application is malware. The computing device may include: a query logger to log the behavior of the application on the computing device to generate a log; a behavior analysis engine to analyze the log from the query logger to generate a behavior vector that characterizes the behavior of the application; and a classifier to classify the behavior vector for the application as benign or malware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hsu-Chun Hsiao, Shuo Deng, Babak Salamat, Rajarshi Gupta, Saumitra Mohan Das
  • Patent number: 9967234
    Abstract: The present invention is a device, system and method for providing a more secure full motion video with metadata streaming product. More specifically, the invention is capable of ensuring a more secure video transfer from a less secure input data network to a more secure data receiving network through the use of a firewall on the less secure input network interface, which is used for separating video and discarding other unwanted data, and an Air Gap that physically separates the input and output networks. This physical separation ensures a secure transfer of the “cleaned” input data from the less secure input source to the more secure data receiving network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
    Inventors: Bradford James Crane, Kevin Dee Shepherd
  • Patent number: 9965653
    Abstract: A trusted computing device (TCD) includes an isolated environment, host interface, secure interface, and program instructions. The environment includes an isolated environment processor (IEP), memory (secure and non-secure partition), and an auxiliary processor (AP). Memory and AP are connected for data communication with the IEP, and communicate with a host only through the IEP. The host interface and each secure interface are connected for data communication with the IEP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Dominic Rizzo, Peiter Zatko
  • Patent number: 9967246
    Abstract: Techniques relate to a cloud queue facilitating access to a cloud queue via an authorization token. In an example implementation, a computing system receives, over a network interface from a media playback system, an authorization token corresponding to a cloud queue of media items at the computing system and a request by the media playback system for access to the cloud queue of media items. The computing system determines that the authorization token is valid and in response to the determination, provides, to the media playback system, the requested access to the cloud queue of media items, the providing comprising transmitting information associated with at least one of the media items of the cloud queue. Thereafter, the computing system determines that the media playback system is eligible for a renewed authorization token and, in response, transmits, to the media playback system, the renewed authorization token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Beckhardt, Andrew J. Schulert, Gregory Ramsperger
  • Patent number: 9959427
    Abstract: An information determination apparatus includes a first storage unit configured to store stream data pieces obtained in time sequence; a first determining unit configured to determine whether the number of stream data pieces stored in the first storage unit is at least equal to a predetermined value; and a second determining unit configured to determine, when the number of the stream data pieces stored in the first storage unit is equal to or greater than the predetermined value, whether an individual can be identified based on a dataset composed of a plurality of the stream data pieces stored in the first storage unit, and output the dataset used for the determination and the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sawako Mikami, Kenichiro Fujiyama, Kentaro Yamasaki, Yuji Kobayashi
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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