Access Control Patents (Class 726/27)
  • Patent number: 11122028
    Abstract: An authorization server to issue an access token for accessing a resource provided by a resource server performs operations. A client receives an issuance request having a predetermined parameter identifying a type of access token to be issued. Based on the predetermined parameter, one of a first type or second type of access token to be verified by the resource server is issued. The first type of access token or the second type of access token is transmitted to the client from which the issuance request was received. The second type of access token is verified at the authorization server by receipt of a verification request received together with the second type of access token from the resource server. The received verification request is transmitted from the resource server based on the resource server determining that a request for service from the client includes the second type of access token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenta Yabe
  • Patent number: 11113391
    Abstract: A method for preventing malicious software from attacking files of a computer system includes the following steps. Whether a file type of a specific file corresponding to an input/output (I/O) request is a to-be-backed-up file type is checked, wherein the to-be-backed-up file type belongs to one of multiple predetermined file types susceptible to malicious software attack. When the file type of the specific file is the to-be-backed-up file type, a backup already tag in a file context tag structure of the specific file is checked. When the backup already tag shows that the specific file has not been backed up, a backup process is performed for the specific file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Lap Chung Lam, Pan-Jo Chuang, Li-Ting Huang, Tzy-Shiah Wang, Chuan-Yu Cho, Tzi-Cker Chiueh
  • Patent number: 11115365
    Abstract: A technology is provided for reducing latency in a messaging system. Unprocessed messages in a message queue are consumed via a messaging overflow service launched in response to an alarm triggered by a monitoring service that indicates the message queue has reached a predetermined threshold. The unprocessed messages are processed via the messaging overflow service to generate a processed data store values. The processed data store values are stored in a cache associated with the messaging overflow service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Srinivasan Dwarakanathan
  • Patent number: 11100197
    Abstract: Secure Real Time Communications Service (SRTCS) for audio and video streaming communications and content sharing that securely connects multiple users using a “push-button” WebRTC chat app connection over a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) network. SRTCS uniquely combines advanced security technologies to provide user based permissions control when communicating and sharing rich media content with other users including End-to-End Encryption (E2EE), Hash Technology (DHT), and Digital Rights Protection (DRM). SRTCS has also designed a unique cloud based streamed video storage and sharing platform service for consumers and business video storage and sharing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: AVILA TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Robert Bernardi
  • Patent number: 11093545
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing local data for input capture devices (ICDs) over communication network are disclosed. At least one ICD and at least one user device are connected to a cloud-based analytics platform communicatively over a network. The at least one ICD has at least one visual sensor and built-in storage that captures and stores visual data at the built-in storage. The cloud-based analytics platform accesses to the visual data stored at the built-in storage and performs analytics for the captured visual data and generates analytics data. An authorized user is able to view live visual data and manage stored visual data at the at least one ICD via the at least one user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventor: Martin A. Renkis
  • Patent number: 11093634
    Abstract: A computer system is configured to receiving a data set from a data provider and automatically save the data set in a quarantine database where copying, moving, and sharing of the data set are restricted until the data set is released by a data provider. The data set is parsed to find and mark portions with potentially sensitive information. At least those parts are reviewed by a data governor, who can confirm, add, edit, or remove markers. Those parts can be visually indicated to the data governor, along with a preview of, metadata about, and analysis of the data set. After reviewing at least the automatically marked portions, the data governor can release the data set to a non-quarantine database where another user can use the data set. The user is restricted from accessing the quarantine database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Szuflita, Alice Yu, Emily Wang, Hao Dang, Megha Arora, Nicholas Gates, Samuel Rogerson
  • Patent number: 11093944
    Abstract: An identity verification system may include a contactless card comprising a processor and a memory, and one or more applications comprising instructions for execution on one or more devices. The contactless card may be associated with a first user. A first application may be configured to transmit, after entry of the contactless card into a communication field, identity data. A second application may be configured to receive a notification based on an identity verification process. The notification may comprise an option indicative of requested access to specified information about the first user, the option further including a choice to accept or decline access to the specified information about the first user. The first application may be configured to receive the requested access to specified information about the first user based on selection of the option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Tesser, Jeffrey Carlyle Wieker, Luis de la Rosa
  • Patent number: 11095943
    Abstract: The disclosure herein pertains to a system and method for management of personalization content. The system and method divide the personalization information into offline personalization information and situational personalization information. Offline personalization information is independent of context and predetermined before a content request. A personalization model can dynamically allocate the selection between offline personalization information and situational personalization information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Kissig, Conor Malachy McDonald, Daniel Peters, Matthew William van Buuren, Benjamin Ward
  • Patent number: 11086648
    Abstract: Methods and systems for provisioning computing resource instances among implementation resources based on trust to reduce interference between computing resource instances implemented by the same implementation resources. In an embodiment, a trust rating is determined for a computing resource instance based at least in part on one or more trust factors. The suitability of an implementation resource to implement the given computing resource instance may be evaluated based at least in part on the trust rating of the computing resource instance and a trust rating of the implementation resource. In some embodiments, the trust rating of the implementation resource may be predefined or based on trust ratings of computing resource instances that are currently implemented by the implementation resource. An implementation resource may be selected to implement the computing resource instance based at least in part on its suitability thus determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Jacques de Kadt, James Alfred Gordon Greenfield, Gustav Karl Mauer
  • Patent number: 11086643
    Abstract: A method and system monitors activity of a user of a data management system and detects a trigger event in the activity of the user. The method and system generates a support case responsive to the trigger event. The support case includes support rules defining what types of the user's personal data will be accessible to an assistance agent when the user requests assistance related to the trigger event. The method and system utilizes machine learning processes to determine what types of user related data should be accessible to assistance agents in support cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Sahil Sharma, Divya Kumar, Rajshekhar Desai, Bhargava Narayana, Arun Kumar A, Zeerak Mehdi
  • Patent number: 11086839
    Abstract: Provided is a method and system for transforming a GUID of a database entry into a reduced identifier. The transformation may be performed by a bijective function. In one example, the method may include one or more of receiving a database entry which includes a global unique identifier (GUID) which uniquely identifies the database entry, identifying a transformation function associated with the database entry, transforming the GUID into a reduced identifier based on the transformation function wherein the reduced identifier has a reduced size with respect to a size of the GUID, and storing the database entry based on the reduced identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Sebastian Mietke
  • Patent number: 11080415
    Abstract: Systems and methods may be used to create and modify a co-marketed document. A system and method may include using a template with designated editable regions for each co-marketer, wherein each co-marketer may not edit regions designated for the other co-marketer. The system and method may include selecting regions of the co-marketed document for each co-marketer to determine the percentage of space each co-marketer utilizes on a co-marketed document. The system and method may include providing mechanisms for the determined percentage of space to be verified, approved, and transmitted to a printing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Total Expert LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Welu
  • Patent number: 11075761
    Abstract: A secret is securely maintained on a virtualized computer system by configuring a specialized virtual machine to manage and maintain the secret on behalf of an application. When the application requests access to the secret, a controlling domain, in combination with the specialized virtual machine, validates that the application is authorized to make the request and that the application has not been compromised prior to making the request. If the request is validated, the controlling domain and the specialized virtual machine fulfill the request by providing the application with access to the secret.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Alexander Allen
  • Patent number: 11070604
    Abstract: A software-defined media platform having one or more media processing units that may be dynamically instantiated, interconnected and configured according to changes in demand, resource availability, and other parameters affecting system performance relative to demand. In one example media processing method, a source media stream may be received via multicast or unicast. The source media stream may be processed into one or more levels of work product segments having different media characteristics by a plurality of transcoding processing units, as needed. One or more levels of work product segments, or the source media stream, may be packaged (e.g., including resegmenting) into final work product segments having select media characteristics, which may be uploaded to a cloud storage unit for delivery to end users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Paul Tweedale, Chin-Cheng Wu, Michael Shearer, Tung Ng
  • Patent number: 11063913
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for routing during statistics collection. A method is described of exchanging data in a client/server architecture across a node with an anonymization module situated in a regional network different from the network in which the server is located and not being in the same intranet as the server or the client when making the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AO Kaspersky Lab
    Inventors: Andrey A. Efremov, Dmitry V. Shmoylov
  • Patent number: 11055406
    Abstract: Disclosed are an application security protection method, a terminal, and a storage medium. The method includes the steps of: monitoring whether an application software protection triggering condition is satisfied (S301); if yes, judging whether current application software is malicious software (S302); if yes, providing prompt information indicating that the current application software is malicious software (S303); and when an opening continuing instruction for continuing to open the current application software is received (S304), starting the current application software (S305). The application security protection method, the terminal and the storage medium greatly improve the security when an application program runs at the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Xueying Yang
  • Patent number: 11050570
    Abstract: The ability to submit and execute secured commands on a device is controlled using an interface authenticator. The interface authenticator includes a processor and physical memory that stores key material. When the interface authenticator is connected to the device the device communicates with the interface authenticator to cryptographically verify that the interface authenticator is valid. If the interface authenticator is valid, the device allows controlled commands to be received. In some examples, the controlled commands are obtained via a sideband data channel pass-through access and executed on a management controller within the device. In some examples, as a result of determining that the interface authenticator is valid, a sideband data channel pass-through access is enabled over which both privileged and uncontrolled commands may be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Totah, Frank Charles Paterra, Stephen Wayne McKissick
  • Patent number: 11050893
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus for displaying, on a display, a plurality of thumbnail images respectively corresponding to a plurality of display data includes an input operation receiver that receives an input operation of entering a setting value for at least one of a position and a magnification of a plurality of thumbnails images, and a display switcher that switches a display of a target thumbnail image out of the plurality of display data to a display of a thumbnail image set based on the entered setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenichiroh Imayoshi
  • Patent number: 11042400
    Abstract: A method for providing a language agnostic contract execution on a blockchain is provided. The method includes providing a menu comprising multiple execution environments, and selecting, from a suite of virtual machine containers, a virtual machine container that runs an execution environment selected by the developer of the blockchain application. The method also includes enabling one or more functions in the virtual machine container to access a dedicated memory or a state variable in the block producer to run an action in the virtual machine container, the action provided by a server running the blockchain application, providing the action to the blockchain application in the virtual machine container, and writing an output from the action of the blockchain application to a secure ledger in a blockchain. A system and a non-transitory, computer-readable medium storing instructions to perform the above method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: block.one
    Inventor: Ian Holsman
  • Patent number: 11042643
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for establishing a hardware-based chain of trust in a computing system and extending the hardware-based chain of trust to a container manager and a containerized application on the computing system. Additionally, the containerized application may be checked for its trust and security while it is launched, via the container manager, on the computing system. In one example, extending the hardware-based chain of trust includes conducting a pre-boot measurement of the container manager, a root of trust measurement agent, and one or more packages associated with the containerized application, and verifying the pre-boot measurement of the platform/host and the application itself prior to the containerized application being launched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Abhishek Gupta, Yeluri Raghuram
  • Patent number: 11044340
    Abstract: It is presented a method performed in a deployment server being configured to deploy a software container. The method comprises the steps of: receiving a trigger to deploy a software container; obtaining an image intended for the software container comprising a set of at least one module; injecting a security module in the image; obtaining a container specification of the image; configuring the security module to forward incoming communication to the set of at least one module in accordance with the obtained container specification; modifying the container specification such that the at least one service is accessed externally only via the security module and that all outgoing communication, from the set of at least one module, is directed via the security module; publishing the modified container specification in a service discovery repository; and deploying the software container on at least one execution server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Johan Kristiansson, Daniel Bergström, Jonas Lundberg, Nicklas Sandgren
  • Patent number: 11038889
    Abstract: Present technology is directed to a system and method for implementing an offline scheme to automatically and efficiently transform a set of conventional IP-based Access Control Entries in a supplied configuration into compressed form that can then be represented as Object-Group based Access Control Entries. The compression is performed on contiguous blocks of the supplied Access Control List having a common prescribed filtering access. The compression is performed by iteratively selecting a data field with mismatching data values across the ACEs and merging the data values into a corresponding data field of the output ACE. The common values of other data fields are then imported to the corresponding data fields of the output ACE. The process is repeated in an iterative manner by assigning a different data field as the selected data field for each iteration round.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Parag M. Panse, Brian Russell Kean, Sanjay Kumar Hooda
  • Patent number: 11030341
    Abstract: Systems, computer-readable media, and methods for improving data privacy/anonymity and data value, wherein data related to a data subject can be used and stored, while minimizing re-identification risk by unauthorized parties and enabling data related to the data subject to be disclosed to an authorized party by granting access only to the data relevant to that authorized party's purpose, time period, place and/or other criterion via the obfuscation of specific data values. The techniques described herein maintain this level of privacy/anonymity, while still empowering Data Subjects, e.g., consumers or customers of such authorized parties, e.g., business entities, by enabling them to request or specify their desired level of engagement with such business entities. Data Subjects may then receive privacy-respectful, trusted communication, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Anonos Inc.
    Inventors: Malcolm Gary LaFever, Ted N. Myerson, Steven Mason
  • Patent number: 11032062
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for data processing are described. Some systems may support data processing permits and cryptographic techniques tying user consent to data handling. By tying user consent to data handling, the systems may comply with data regulations on a technical level and efficiently update to handle changing data regulations and/or regulations across different jurisdictions. For example, the system may maintain a set of data processing permits indicating user consent for the system to use a user's data for particular data processes. The system may encrypt the user's data using a cryptographic key (e.g., a cryptographic nonce) and may encrypt the nonce using permit keys for any permits applicable to that data. In this way, to access a user's data for a data process, the system may first verify that a relevant permit indicates that the user complies with the requested process prior to decrypting the user's data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Switchbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Yacov Salomon, Seth Yates, Maxwell Anderson, Vivek Vaidya, Anton Winter, Samuel Alexander, Tom Chavez
  • Patent number: 11032262
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for processing security sensor data that enhances the ability of a user to quickly and efficiently review portions of the sensor data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Datawatch Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Para Weerasuriya, Kenny Reed
  • Patent number: 11025617
    Abstract: In an implementation of identifying related computing devices for automatic user account login, a login request to a user account that includes a unique identification (ID) of a user computing device and an internet protocol (IP) address of the user computing device are received. One or more user computing devices that have logged in to the user account using a same IP address as the user computing device are identified based on a user ID of the user account and the unique ID of the user computing device. Whether one or more unique IDs corresponding to the one or more user computing devices that have logged in to the user account are correlated with the unique ID of the user computing device is determined. If yes, data corresponding to login information used by the one or more user computing devices to log in to the user account to the user computing device for automatic account login are sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tengfei Fang
  • Patent number: 11025697
    Abstract: A user device receives a first media item that is associated with a second media item. The device determines that a playback state for the device indicates that the device is paired with an alternative playback device. The device sends the playback state in a request for the second media item, receives the second media item in a first format for playback on the user device and in a second format for playback on the alternative playback device. The device determines whether the playback state of the device is the same. The device displays a first graphical representation of the second media item in the first format on the user device if the user device is no longer paired with the alternative playback device and displays a second graphical representation of the second media item in the second format on the user device if the user device is still paired with the alternative playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Richard Rapp
  • Patent number: 11025634
    Abstract: Embodiments for enhancing privacy and security of an image by a processor. Metadata associated with the image is configured with a usage designation, the usage designation having accompanying notification information for notifying an owner of the usage designation if a condition of the usage designation is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Radha M. De, Ashley D. Delport, Indrajit Poddar, Cheranellore Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 11025696
    Abstract: A user device receives a first media item that is associated with a second media item. The device determines that a playback state for the device indicates that the device is paired with an alternative playback device. The device sends the playback state in a request for the second media item, receives the second media item in a first format for playback on the user device and in a second format for playback on the alternative playback device. The device determines whether the playback state of the device is the same. The device displays a first graphical representation of the second media item in the first format on the user device if the user device is no longer paired with the alternative playback device and displays a second graphical representation of the second media item in the second format on the user device if the user device is still paired with the alternative playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Richard Rapp
  • Patent number: 11010068
    Abstract: A GPT-based multi-location data security system includes a first server device coupled to a second server device through a network. The first server device includes a storage device that includes a GPT that identifies a data storage partition on the storage device that stores data, and that includes a security tag that identifies security requirements for the data stored on the data storage partition. A multi-location data security subsystem in the first server device is coupled to the storage device. The multi-location data security subsystem receives a request to transfer the data stored on the data storage partition to the second server device, and determines whether the second server device satisfies the security requirements for the data stored on the data storage partition. If the second server device satisfies the security requirements identified in the security tag, the first server device transfer the data to the second server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chitrak Gupta, Shekar Babu Suryanarayana
  • Patent number: 11005916
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a file information acquiring unit, a file information display unit that displays the file information acquired on a display unit, a file presence identifying unit that determines whether or not a file specified by file information designated by a user from among the file information displayed on the display unit is stored in a storage unit, a first file transmitting unit that transmits the stored file to another mobile device when the file presence identifying unit determines that the file is stored in the internal storage unit, a file acquiring unit that downloads the file specified by the designated file information from the server when the file presence identifying unit determines that the file is not stored in the internal storage unit, and a second file transmitting unit that transmits the file acquired by the file acquiring unit to the other mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Imamichi, Takaaki Harada
  • Patent number: 10999432
    Abstract: A gateway device includes a call handling equipment (CHE) listener interface, an Internet Protocol (IP) interface, a provisioning engine, and a message parsing engine. The CPE listener interface forms a communication channel with a CHE and receives call event data from the CHE. The IP interface communicates with a cloud-based processing system. The provisioning engine receives, from the cloud-based processing system via the IP interface, instructions for parsing data from a data output format of the CHE into a consistent data format of the cloud-based processing system. The message parsing engine parses the call event data received from the CHE via the CHE listener interface, and formats the call event data according to the consistent data format. The gateway device transmits the formatted call event data to the cloud-based processing system via the IP interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: RapidDeploy, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Jensen
  • Patent number: 10997289
    Abstract: Identifying malicious code execution of executing subject code of a software enclave of a processing system follows a process that includes monitoring performance characteristics of the processing system attributed to execution of the subject code of the software enclave. The monitoring produces performance data, which is stored to a relational database. The process applies a classification model to the stored performance data to obtain an output, and, based on the output of the classification model, identifies anomalous behavior in the execution of the subject code and determines a confidence level that the anomalous behavior exhibits malicious activity. Based on the confidence level exceeding a threshold, the process determines that the executing subject code is malicious and initiates halting of the execution of the subject code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juscelino Candido De Lima Junior, Breno H. Leitao, Camilla Ogurtsova, Marcel de Toledo Pineda
  • Patent number: 10999072
    Abstract: The method includes receiving a challenge request sent by a first service trusted server and obtaining to-be-verified information of the first service trusted server in the challenge request; sending a verification request to a trusted remote proving server, wherein the verification request includes the to-be-verified information of the first service trusted server; and obtaining a verification response returned by the trusted remote proving server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Yingfang Fu, Peng Xiao
  • Patent number: 10992480
    Abstract: A method for performing an electronic transaction is disclosed. The method provides authentication data and authentication software to an electronic device and preferably stored in a secure storage location or other location inaccessible to the user or the operating system of the device. The authentication software is activated to generate a digital signature from the authentication data. Next, the digital signature is provided to the other transaction party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: WARD PARTICIPATIONS B.V.
    Inventors: Scott MacDonald Ward, Teunis Tel
  • Patent number: 10990246
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating and modifying digital content including graphical representations of items offered within an electronic catalog. Various interfaces are provided to enable a user to create digital content utilizing graphical representations of these items. Once created, the digital content may be shared with other users and feedback may be obtained from the recipients of the digital content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Law, Anna Godfrey, Kevin Freitas
  • Patent number: 10984122
    Abstract: A collection of documents or other files and the like within an enterprise network are labelled according to an enterprise document classification scheme, and then a recognition model such as a neural network or other machine learning model can be used to automatically label other files throughout the enterprise network. In this manner, documents and the like throughout an enterprise can be automatically identified and managed according to features such as confidentiality, sensitivity, security risk, business value, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sophos Limited
    Inventor: Andrew J. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10977342
    Abstract: A Trustonic DRM Plug-in is provided that can be downloaded and operate in conjunction with an Android framework. The solution also includes a PVP with the downloadable DRM. The system includes components that can be added by Trustonic based on the Android 4.3 Framework in addition to current t-base 300 that can be used by any DRM vendor. The system enables the DRM to be downloaded in the field since all DRMs could use the standard API services of the Android 4.3 OS. With a codec component employed like H.264 or HEVC that can use the PVP with the downloaded DRM component, the Android video player can use the component to satisfy HD content security requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Geetha Mangalore, Steven Anderson
  • Patent number: 10972275
    Abstract: A verification system using additional factors such as biometrics can provide a tenant system with the ability to verify the identity of an end user. The enrollment and verification can be performed without sharing identity knowledge between the tenant and the verification ensuring the privacy of the end user. The enrollment and verification can also be performed in an auditable way while maintaining anonymity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ImageWare Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Johnson, David Harding, Dale Peek, Steve Timm, Matt Klepp, Robb Wijnhausen
  • Patent number: 10963161
    Abstract: A storage apparatus and its control method capable of reducing load and necessary memory capacity on the side of the apparatus, which are required for management, are proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Maita
  • Patent number: 10963349
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed that permit storage and availability operations, such as backup and restore, snapshot and cloning, application disaster recovery, and reporting and analytics, to be performed for stateful containerized applications. In one embodiment, a container cluster service is configured to create application instance objects that capture metadata associated with containerized applications and that (optionally) specify scripts to be run before and/or after taking an application consistent snapshot and/or an order in which to take snapshots. Application instances having the configurations specified in the application instance object may then be deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashant Dhamdhere, Prashima Sharma, Mark Sterin, Sandeep Srinivasa Rao Pissay
  • Patent number: 10965829
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided with USB sockets on front and back sides, and includes a determining unit for determining whether or not a USB device inserted to a front side USB socket is a function enhancement device, and a control unit making, when it is determined by the determining unit that a function enhancement device is inserted to the front side USB socket, the USB device unusable and making, when it is determined that a USB device other than the function enhancement device is inserted, the USB device usable. Thus, it is possible to prevent a USB wireless LAN adapter or the like from being used constantly connected to the front side USB socket and thereby to reduce possibility of USB wireless LAN adapter of being damaged or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ishikura
  • Patent number: 10956184
    Abstract: An on-demand disposable virtual work system that includes: a virtual machine monitor to host virtual machines, a virtual machine pool manager, a host operating system, a host program permissions list, and a request handler module. The virtual machine pool manager manages virtual machine resources. The host operating system interfaces with a user and virtual machines created with an image of a reference operating system. The host program permissions list may be a black list and/or a white list used to indicate allowable programs. The request handler module allows execution of the program if the program is allowable. If the program is not allowable, the host request handler module: denies program execution and urges a virtual machine specified by the virtual machine pool manager to execute the program. The virtual machine is terminated when the program closes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: George Mason Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Anup K. Ghosh, Sushil Jajodia, Yih Huang, Jiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10949559
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for improved control of workflow execution. Embodiments include receiving, by an execution engine, a request from a user to execute a workflow that is stored in a repository. The workflow may be an operation that is associated with an operation privilege level, and a user privilege level of the user may be a lower privilege level than the operation privilege level. Embodiments include determining a repository privilege level associated with the repository by accessing repository privilege data in a file stored on the repository. Embodiments include escalating the user privilege level to the repository privilege level. Embodiments include executing the workflow, based on the request from the user, at the repository privilege level. Embodiments include restoring the user privilege level to the lower privilege level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventor: Edward K. Lee
  • Patent number: 10949551
    Abstract: A system and method for operating a policy aware unification file system within a computer system that takes into account the security requirements of each file system as each file system is unified into the unified file system are provided. As the application is compatible with existing run time policies of files and directories within each file system that is to be unified, the application supports the enforcement of security policies or requirements of each file and/or directory that has been unified into the unified file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: Huawei International Pte. Ltd., National University of Singapore
    Inventors: Xiaolei Li, Roland Hock Chuan Yap, Zhenkai Liang
  • Patent number: 10944720
    Abstract: Described are devices, systems, and methods for improving network security by providing network interface devices communicatively coupled to end-point-protection platforms (EPP) based on integration of two different technologies (e.g., smart NICs and EPP software) allowing each to automatically signal the other and implement automated protection mechanisms to isolate or protect a host, a virtual machine, and/or a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PENSANDO SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Predrag Zivic
  • Patent number: 10944739
    Abstract: A system and method for exchanging data among partitions of a storage device is disclosed. For example, data stored in a first partition is exchanged with an application included in the first partition or with a second application included in a second partition. In one embodiment, the second application is associated with a global certificate while the first application is associated with a different platform certificate. A verification module included in the first partition receives a request for data and determines if the request for data is received from the first application. If the request for data is not received from the first application, the verification module determines whether the request is received from the second application and whether the global certificate is an authorized certificate. For example, the verification module determines whether the global certificate is included in a listing of authorized certificates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Rashmi Chaudhury, Srinivas Attaluri, Fangge Liu, Lakshmi Thyagarajan
  • Patent number: 10938956
    Abstract: An approach is described for processing command line templates for database queries. A method pertaining to such approach may include retrieving a set of command line templates based upon command line information received from a plurality of respective clients in a computing environment. The method further may include receiving a command line query from a first client among the plurality of respective clients and searching the set of command line templates based upon contents of the command line query. The method further may include transmitting to the first client at least one command line recommendation based upon the search. In an embodiment, retrieving the set of command line templates according to the method may include receiving from a centralized server at least one update with respect to the set of command line templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jordan A. Eliseo, Su Liu, Andrew F. Ly
  • Patent number: 10929562
    Abstract: An electronic device for securing information, and a method therefor are provided. The electronic device includes a receiver for receiving an encrypted data from a server, the encrypted data being encrypted with an encryption key by a key cryptography based on a private information, a nonvolatile memory for storing the encrypted data, a decryptor for receiving the encrypted data from the nonvolatile memory, decrypting the encrypted data into an unencrypted data including the private information, and a volatile memory for storing the unencrypted data. The receiver authenticates a communication channel and receives the encryption key through the authenticated communication channel, and the decryptor receives the encryption key from the receiver and decrypts the encrypted data with the encryption key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bret Alan Orner, Enyang Huang
  • Patent number: 10924478
    Abstract: A computer system identifies one or more characteristics corresponding to a memory of a user device based on analyzing information stored in the memory of the user device during one or more instances of a first time period. The computer system detects an untrusted user device attempting to access an account during a second time period. In response to the detecting the untrusted device attempting to access the account, the computer system compares one or more characteristics of the information stored in a memory of the untrusted user device to the identified one or more characteristics. In response to determining that a similarity level between the one or more characteristics of the information stored in the memory of the untrusted device and the identified one or more characteristics is above a threshold level, the computer system allows access to the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Anush Vishwanath