By Authorizing User Patents (Class 726/28)
  • Patent number: 10326776
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile comprising monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions into electronic information representing the user interactions, the electronic information representing the user interactions comprising temporal detail corresponding to the user interaction; and generating a user behavior profile based upon the electronic information representing the user interactions, the generating the user profile including a layer of detail corresponding to the temporal detail corresponding to the user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Forcepoint, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Ford, Brandon L. Swafford
  • Patent number: 10318717
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a message display method and apparatus. The method comprises: receiving unlock information and authenticating the unlock information; and selecting one message from at least one received messages and displaying content of a selected message if it is determined that authentication of the unlock information is passed. That is, in the technical solution as described in the embodiments of the present disclosure, if it is determined that authentication of the unlock information is passed, then one message would be selected directly and its content is displayed, so that flows of displaying the message are simplified and steps of manual operation are reduced, which enables that the message display method as described in the embodiment of the present disclosure become more user-friendly and user experience would be better.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xin Li
  • Patent number: 10311423
    Abstract: A user activity, which may be a debit or credit card transaction or an online access, is approved, or proximity between two users is confirmed, based on a response or other acknowledgement from a mobile subscriber terminal. The mobile subscriber terminal acknowledgement is generated in response to a query from an authorizing entity associated with the debit or credit card, or another mobile subscriber terminal, and indicates whether or not the mobile subscriber terminal is within a maximum allowable radius from a specific location included in the query. It is noted that no specific location information is included in the mobile subscriber terminal acknowledgement. An application downloaded to the mobile subscriber terminal may generate the above-described acknowledgement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ZUMIGO, INC.
    Inventors: Chirag C. Bakshi, Partha Roy Chowdhury, David Aaron Pinski
  • Patent number: 10298588
    Abstract: A secure communication system comprises a software program client operating on a host computing device, a service manager configured to manage client access to the protected services, an authorizer in communication between the client and the service manager, and a receiver in communication with the service manager and serves as an interface to the protected services. At least one of a browser and an application of the client is configured to access one or more protected services running on a computing device that is remote to the host computing device over a communication channel. The service manager maintains a list of predetermined services authorized for the client and limits client access to the predetermined services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BlackSands, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan T. Pawl, Nathan J. Pawl, Timothy F. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10296729
    Abstract: There are disclosed methods and apparatus for manufacture of image inventories. A production and packaging machine applies derivations to still images from image products. It assigns metadata to the derivative images. The production and packaging machine then generates a cryptographic hash of the derivative image and the metadata to produce a derivative image product, and writes the hash to a node of a transaction processing network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Eight Plus Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Christoph Bertsch, Rodney Lake, Douglas Sturgeon, Anthony Sziklai
  • Patent number: 10296992
    Abstract: Aspects are disclosed for providing users with a virtual agent at a property. A user is authenticated based on user information included in a request to enter a property secured by a locking mechanism. The user is then provided with physical access to the property remotely in response to an authentication of the user. The user is also provided with a virtual tour of the property, which comprises a remote real time interaction with the user during the physical access of the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Erick Motta
  • Patent number: 10289727
    Abstract: In an approach for adding categories to a social media site, a computer identifies one or more semantic attributes of content uploaded on a social media site, wherein the identified one or more semantic attributes correspond to viewable characteristics of the content uploaded on the social media site. The computer maps the identified one or more semantic attributes to one or more categories based on shared viewable characteristics of the identified one or more sematic attributes. The computer associates the one or more mapped categories to the content uploaded on the social media site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, Hernan A. Cunico, John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Craig M. Trim
  • Patent number: 10282728
    Abstract: A method for processing an attempted payment made using a mobile device includes receiving information about the attempted payment, receiving data indicative of a behavior of a user of the mobile device at the time of the attempted payment, computing a likelihood that the attempted payment is fraudulent, based on a comparison of the behavior of the user to an historical behavior pattern of the user, and sending an instruction indicating how to proceed with the attempted payment, based on the likelihood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Priscilla Barreira Avegliano, Silvia Cristina Sardela Bianchi, Carlos Henrique Cardonha, Vagner Figueredo de Santana
  • Patent number: 10275968
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a method for providing a visitor controlled access into a building. Initially, entrance identification information is provided to a mobile device of the visitor when the mobile device is in close proximity of an entrance of the building. The mobile device then sends the entrance identification information to a remote server. In response the server sends hack a list of residents of the building to the mobile device based on the entrance identification information, and the mobile device presents the list of residents to the visitor. The visitor then selects a resident from the list, and subsequently a link is established between the mobile device and a remote device associated with the selected resident. Finally, access grant information is provided to an access control means adapted to control access of the visitor into the building via the entrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Florian Troesch, Paul Friedli
  • Patent number: 10249181
    Abstract: A wireless relay device and a wireless relay control system are provided. The wireless relay control system includes a wireless relay device and a mobile device carrier. The wireless relay device includes a power switch for controlling power supply to a vehicle, a relay communication module for performing wireless communication, and a relay processing unit for controlling the power switch and the relay communication module. The mobile device carrier is electrically connected with the wireless relay device and equipped with an application program including a biometric identification module for controlling a biometric identification function and an application communication module for controlling a communication function. The application communication module performs handshake with the relay communication module, and the biometric identification module verifies a biometric feature of a user to control the power switch to or not to supply power to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Tse-Hsing Chen
  • Patent number: 10251051
    Abstract: A method for providing a multi number service using a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) comprises the steps of: according to a command received from the outside of a UICC, selecting any one subscriber identification information set among a plurality of subscriber identification information sets stored in a memory allocated to a subscriber identification information set managing application; and activating the selected subscriber identification information set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONA I CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chung Il Cho, Sung Hwan Kim, Young Min Son, Chang Yong Choi, Joo Yeol Oh, Hyun Sung Hong
  • Patent number: 10242229
    Abstract: A method (100, 400) for managing access to a database is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a database query, (110), executing the query on the database to obtain a result, (120), generating a noise value, (130), perturbing the result with the generated noise value, (140), and outputting the perturbed result, (150). The noise value is generated from a bimodal probability distribution having a minimum probability at zero noise. Also disclosed is an access management processing element, (200, 300, 600) for a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Saravanan Mohan, Kumaresh Sreedhar
  • Patent number: 10242082
    Abstract: A context-driven multi-user system may include distributed computing resource(s) that replicate proper subset(s) of user-relevant context data to computing device(s). A replication server may receive an update record corresponding to stored context data and determine propagation records based at least in part thereon. Each propagation record may correspond to a respective, different proper subset of the context data. The replication server may transmit the propagation records to respective replication clients. A replication client may receive a propagation record and modify local context data in response. The replication client may receive a data record and determine an update record in response and using the local context data. The computing device may transmit the determined update record. A server may receive a query specification referencing a data source and transmit the query specification to a replication client of the multi-user system, the client corresponding to the data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: David Alan Hardin
  • Patent number: 10242204
    Abstract: A method for masking content to be displayed on the electronic device is provided. The method includes receiving, by a processor in the electronic device, the content to be displayed on the electronic device, determining, by the processor, that at least one portion of the content is objectionable content based on a semantic signature of a content filter, and masking, by the processor, the at least one portion of the content displayed on the electronic device based on the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sailesh Kumar Sathish, Vinod Keshav Seetharamu
  • Patent number: 10230889
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle includes: a photographic-device mounting portion to which a photographic device is mounted; a communicator that communicates with the photographic device; and an authentication processor that performs authentication on the photographic device by using the communicator and that determines whether or not the photographic device is a legitimate device that satisfies a predetermined aerial photography requirement. Upon determining that the photographic device is not a legitimate device, the authentication processor performs operation limitation on a predetermined function of the unmanned aerial vehicle so that the photographic device is incapable of performing aerial photography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Masashi Okada
  • Patent number: 10229371
    Abstract: A data management system for indexing administrative data of a contact center is disclosed. The data management system includes one or more unified communication devices configured to store the administrative data. The data management system further includes a crawler configured to collect the administrative data from the one or more unified communication devices. The data management system further includes a probing device configured to enable the crawler to communicate and retrieve the administrative data from the one or more unified communication devices. The data management system further includes a temporary database configured to store the collected administrative data; wherein the temporary database stores the collected administrative data in a plurality of flat file tables. The data management system further includes an indexing server configured to index the stored administrative data; wherein the indexed administrative data is searchable through one or more user search queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Shtilman, Arkady Karpman
  • Patent number: 10216948
    Abstract: Computing systems and methods for the creation and management of authorizations of blockchain objects. Systems and methods managed by a controlled number of governing entities allow the management of access authorizations for an object connected to a varying group of services. Systems and methods therefore have numerous advantages including strong inter-operability, strong resilience, confidentiality, autonomy, ensured data integrity and traceability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: David Leporini, Charles Piron
  • Patent number: 10210343
    Abstract: A method for sharing identity information is disclosed. The method is performed at one or more devices. The one or more devices obtain identity information of a user and facilitate storing, at a first device, a document that includes the identity information of the user. The document is stored in one or more encrypted containers. The one or more devices receive, from a second device of a third party, a request for at least a part of the identity information of the user. A request is sent to a client device, requesting authorization to release the requested part of the identity information to the third party. Device authorization to release the requested part of the information to the third party is received from the client device. In response to receiving the authorization, the one or more devices facilitate sending the requested part of the information to the third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Trunomi LTD.
    Inventor: Stuart H. Lacey
  • Patent number: 10198161
    Abstract: A method of and system enabling asynchronous communication, whereby a message comprising an image or video is sent to one or more individuals or groups, a recipient of which is presented with the opportunity to capture an image, video, and/or auditory response, and to communicate that response to one or more of the sending individual, said one or more individuals or groups, or a second one or more individuals or groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Faysee Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Collins, Jesse Collins, Michael Sitchenko
  • Patent number: 10176152
    Abstract: A smart link selection invention for assigning a content item as a link target to a managed object in a web content project of a web content management system. The web content project comprises at least one content page having content item(s). The method comprises accessing, in response to a user request, at least part of a managed object; generating a preview of the at least one content page; adding metadata to the generated preview; adding at least one selection means to the generated preview, the at least one selection means enabling selection of at least one content item; displaying the preview with the at least one selection means; selecting, in response to a user request, at least one content item from the generated preview; determining an identifier of the selected content item based on the metadata; and storing the identifier as the link target with the managed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventor: Henning Hinrichs
  • Patent number: 10178103
    Abstract: According to one example of the present invention, there is provided, a method of accessing a service. The method comprising: receiving, from a requesting user, a request for a number of accessing users to have access to the service, generating service access data associated with the service, providing, to the requesting user, the generated service access data for distribution to the accessing users, receiving, from an accessing user, service access data, determining, based in part on the received service access data, whether the service can be provided, and where it is so determined, providing the service to the accessing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: David Andrew Graves
  • Patent number: 10168950
    Abstract: A dispersed storage network (DSN) include multiple distributed computing systems distributed across time zones, each including a DSN memory. A global scheduling module identifies a number of the distributed computing systems operating in each of the time zones. For each distributed computing system operating in a particular time zone, the scheduling module selects a connection time based, at least in part, on the number of distributed computing systems operating in the particular time zone. The connection time selected for a particular distributed computing system specifies a recurring time period to be used by that system for initiating connections with a global coordination unit. The global scheduling module issues, to the distributed computing systems, scheduling messages that include information specifying a connection times for particular distributed computing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles H. Chong, Richard W. France, Patrick A. Tamborski
  • Patent number: 10171527
    Abstract: A monitoring computer system receives a message, from a first party, which identifies a goal of the first party. The monitoring computer system receives an identity of a second party that has been selected by the first party to assist the first party in achieving the identified goal of the first party. An electronic communication connection is created for electronic communications between the first party and the second party, wherein the electronic communications are related to accomplishing the identified goal of the first party. The electronic communications between the first party and the second party are monitored by executing message analytics to determine a status of the identified goal of the first party. In response to receiving a goal abandonment message, identifying an abandonment of the identified goal by the first party, the monitoring computer system disconnects the electronic communication connection between the first party and the second party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert E. Loredo, Dale M. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10162943
    Abstract: A streamlined workflow for digital rights management (DRM) licensing for content such as media assets is achieved via an authentication server establishing an authenticated session that is referenced by other processes, whereby a content grant may include a key to desired encrypted content with a portion of the content or content meta-data. The authentication server verifies the user's identity and provides a session grant including a session security mechanism, such as a token, session key, or negotiated secret. The session grant may be used to obtain a content authorization from a content router. The content authorization includes an address at which the content may be found and may be decorated with security mechanisms. The session grant and/or content authorization may include an entitlement record reflecting the user's entitlements to access content. The session grant and/or content authorization may be used to obtain a content grant from a content server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Kyong Park
  • Patent number: 10157381
    Abstract: A mobile device is provided. The mobile device includes a display unit, a sensor configured to sense user's touch done on a surface of the display unit in a disabled state of the display unit, a storage unit configured to store preset gesture information, a controller configured to enable the display unit when a user's touch operation matched with the gesture information is sensed, execute a wallet application, and display an execution screen, and a communication unit configured to transmit information for a selected payment option to an external apparatus when the payment option is selected on the execution screen and perform a payment. The payment is simply done.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-ho Rhee, Jae-hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10158982
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples for message-based management service enrollment. In one example, a map is generated that associates an identifier with an enterprise within the map. The identifier identifies a network endpoint of an enrollment service. A message with client data is received from a client device, which sends the message to the enrollment service using the identifier. A username is generated with the client data and a user account is created having the username. Enrollment data is obtained from the management service and an enrollment of the client device is initiated by sending a message with the enrollment data to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Azhar Faiz Samdani, Subhrajit Bhowmik, Anantha Raman B R, Bhyruva S Gangadharaiah
  • Patent number: 10148692
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for aggregation of asynchronous trust outcomes in a mobile device. Trust levels may be determined from the signals. Each trust level may be determined independently of any other trust level. Each trust level may be determined based on applying to the signals heuristics, mathematical optimization, decisions trees, machine learning systems, or artificial intelligence systems. An aggregated trust outcome may be determined by aggregating the trust levels. Aggregating the trust levels may include applying heuristics, mathematical optimization, decisions trees, machine learning systems, or artificial intelligence systems to the trust levels, and wherein the aggregated trust outcome; and sending the aggregated trust outcome to be implemented by the enabling, disabling, or relaxing of at least one security measure based on the aggregated trust outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tal Dayan, Maya Ben Ari, Tanton Holt Gibbs, Ido Ofir, Jay Pierre Civelli, Brandon Keely, Christiaan Prins, Zheng Sun, Ning Zheng, James Brooks Miller, Jennifer Fernquist, Rongjing Xiang, Hugh Brendan McMahan
  • Patent number: 10140430
    Abstract: Techniques to provide mobile access to content are disclosed. A request from a mobile application running on a mobile device to access content is received at a connector node. A user credential associated with the request is used to identify at the connector node a policy associated with the request. A policy metadata associated with the policy is provided from the connector node to the mobile application running on the mobile device. The mobile application may include application code that is responsive to the policy metadata to perform, with respect to the request to access content, an action indicated by the policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Anand Taralika, Divakara Challa, Srin Kumar, Alok Ojha, Leonard Chung
  • Patent number: 10142414
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for sharing a picture, which facilitates the user to manage pictures in the shared album. The method includes determining whether a picture to be synchronized to a shared album in a cloud server is present in a terminal, determining whether a face feature in the picture matches with a predefined face feature in a first list when the picture to be synchronized to a shared album in the cloud server is present in the terminal, the first list including one or more predefined face features relating to people associated with the shared album, and storing the picture in the shared album when the face feature in the picture matches with a predefined face feature in the first list. The technical solutions of the present disclosure may realize a shared album in a unit of person corresponding to a predefined face feature, which facilitates the user to manage pictures in the shared album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Zhijun Chen, Tao Zhang, Wendi Hou
  • Patent number: 10135570
    Abstract: This disclosure introduces an advancement to the error indication message to provide detailed information about errors in configurations that are arriving from the Layer 2 to the Layer 1. A method is disclosed, comprising: performing physical layer control (PHY) of a wireless signal at a Layer 1 (L1) software module; performing medium access control (MAC) of the wireless signal at a Layer 2 (L2) software module; providing an application programming interface between the L1 software module and the L2 software module for receiving L1 configuration messages and providing error codes to the L2 software module; receiving a L1 configuration message at a Layer 1 software module; and providing an enhanced error code progressively from a L1 software module to the Layer 2 (L2) software module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Mudassar Khan, Ajay Sharma, Somasekhar Pemmasani
  • Patent number: 10135771
    Abstract: A communication network encrypts a first portion of a transaction associated with point-to-point communications using a point-to-point encryption key. A second portion of the transaction associated with end-to-end communications is encrypted using an end-to-end encryption key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Lee R. Boynton, Trevor A. Fiatal, Scott M. Burke, Mark Sikes
  • Patent number: 10122702
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media support provisioning a computer application that is executed on an associated computing component through a primary computing component. Even though different passwords may be associated with a user for the primary and the associated computing components, one aspect is seamless single sign-on to a computer cluster that provides the external computer application so that any user or group membership changes at the primary computing component is transparent to the associated computing component. Users may be restricted service for the application at the edge nodes of the cluster and are then able to access data in directories corresponding to the user's group as configured at the primary computing component. A batch process may be initiated to issue a security token to one more users, thus enabling the user to obtain a service ticket and consequently service for the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Hemanth Grama Jayakumar, Manoj Kumar Chava
  • Patent number: 10114947
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for logging processes within containers may include (i) detecting creation of a new container that comprises a lightweight platform-independent filesystem capable of executing at least one process that is isolated from a host computing device that hosts the container, (ii) launching, within the new container, a monitoring process that maintains a log of events associated with a process that will be executing within the new container, (iii) recording to the log, by the monitoring process, data about at least one event associated with the process executing within the container, and (iv) exporting, by the monitoring process, the log to the host computing device that hosts the new container. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Azzedine Benameur, Nathan Evans, Yun Shen
  • Patent number: 10116585
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provides to receive a packet from an Internet of Things (IoT) device; determine whether the packet carries IoT data; determine a type of linked data to obtain in response to a determination that the packet carries the IoT data, wherein a determination of the type of linked data is based on at least one of a source network address of the IoT device or a device identifier of the IoT device that correlates to an application programming interface (API) and corresponding type of linked data; obtain the type of linked data in response to the determination of the type of linked data; store the type of linked data and the IoT data; and grant access and use of the type of linked data and the IoT data to the API of a software application, when the software application is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry R. Sender, Michael G. Hogan, Pramod Kalyanasundaram, Jianxiu Hao
  • Patent number: 10078758
    Abstract: This disclosure describes methods and systems for a biometric identity management system capable of being deployed incrementally one organization at a time, and also reversibly, such that any organization can unsubscribe at any time. A biometric processing engine can perform biometric matching between records from a first database and a second database, whereby the databases have been established independently of each other. Each record comprises a biometric record and a corresponding identifier unique across databases. If a biometric record of a first record and a biometric record of a second record are from a same individual, the first record comprising a first unique identifier and the second record comprising a second unique identifier are linked. Using the first or second unique identifiers, access to information about the individual linked to both the first record in the first database and the second record in the second database is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Keith J. Hanna
  • Patent number: 10078433
    Abstract: A method for sharing one file with many. To share a file, a template sharer selects a file in a shared folder to share as a template file and enters a template share command. In response to the entered command, a template file identifier is encoded and an email message is sent to recipients associated with the shared folder. The email message contains a link encoding the template file identifier. The email messages are sent to the recipients who can then access the link in the email message to retrieve their template instance file. Any modifications to a template instance file are saved. Each template instance file is saved in the collection folder. Thus, the template sharer has access to all of the template instance files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventor: Ran Tene
  • Patent number: 10074077
    Abstract: A method and system for streamlining a voting process performed by a web application is provided. As the web application may require that a voting action is effectuated after the user is registered to vote and also has supplied valid credentials, a voting application may be configured to intercept a request from a user to effectuate voting process directed to the web application, access credentials of the user stored by the web-based social networking application, and provide these credentials to the web application, such that the web application can process the request to effectuate voting process by registering the user to vote and storing the vote information for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Hemal Doshi, Nausher Ahmed Cholavaram, Deval Dudhia, Om Prakash Kannusami, Balakrishna Shanka
  • Patent number: 10069831
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and systems for utilizing the history of previous authentications and authorizations related to third party computers, as factors in determining whether a current request for accessing a resource should be authorized. A processor server computer, in determining whether to authorize access to the resource, may generate and send a query message to one or more of the third party computers to obtain authorization activity that the third party computers may have regarding a user and/or a device associated with the request. The processor server computer may use the authorization activity from the third party computers in determining whether the request is an authentic request and that the request should be authorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Craig O'Connell, Aditya Srivastava, Kevin Wong
  • Patent number: 10063530
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method to provide voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) credentials to a device may include receiving, at a system, first credentials from a device. The method may also include authenticating the device using the first credentials and after authenticating the device, obtaining, at the system, a device identifier for the device based on the first credentials. The method may further include establishing a connection between the system and a VoIP system configured to provide VoIP services and after establishing the connection, providing, from the system, the device identifier to the VoIP system. The method may also include receiving, at the system, VoIP credentials for the device. In some embodiments, the VoIP credentials may be configured to authenticate the device with the VoIP system such that the device is able to receive the VoIP services from the VoIP system. The method may further include providing the VoIP credentials to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Shane Roylance, Merle Lamar Walker, III, Ryan Jones, Michael Sorokine, David Kam
  • Patent number: 10063605
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide media content events to media devices. An exemplary system receives a request for a media content event from a first media device; communicates the media content event to an edge server that is communicatively coupled to the first media device based on an identifier of the requesting media device; identifies a second media device based on preferred media content event characteristics associated with the second media device, wherein at least one media content event characteristic of the requested media content event corresponds to at least one of the preferred media content event characteristics of the second media device, and wherein the second media device is able to communicatively couple to the edge server; and in response to identifying the second media device, communicates an identifier of the second media device to the edge server, wherein the requested media content event is communicated to the second media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Christofer Hardy
  • Patent number: 10044690
    Abstract: A secure media capture device may comprise a secure memory, a first sensor, a second sensor, a processor, and a communication module. The first sensor may be configured to capture media. The second sensor may be configured to capture data indicating a time, a place, or a combination thereof at which the media is captured. The processor may be configured to obtain device metadata; associate the data, the media, and the device metadata to form a submission; encrypt the submission; and store the submission in the secure memory The communication module may be configured send to the submission to a public web server via a public network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: EYEWITNESS TO ATROCITIES
    Inventors: Tim Licence, Tim Hughes, John Shrives, Nigel Charles Richards, Mark Ellis, David Eric Ilsley, John Timothy Buswell, Gary John Kendall, Wendy Betts
  • Patent number: 10044729
    Abstract: Computerized methods enable automatic monitoring of requests to an online service and apply access restrictions, as appropriate, to servicing of requests in real-time or near real-time. For each request received by the online service, a plurality of parameters associated with the request are identified, and counters corresponding to the particular values of the plurality of parameters associated with the request are incremented to track the number of times a parameter value appears or occurs in connection with requests to the online service. A first level check or analysis is performed to determine whether a second level check or analysis is required. The first level check or analysis comprises an initial screening that is not computationally intensive. The second level check or analysis is more resource-intensive and is triggered depending on the outcome of the first level check or analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yulia Astakhova, Lifeng Sang, Theodore H. Hwa
  • Patent number: 10044707
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure relate to methods, systems and products for access control. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is proposed. According to the method, a token for accessing an object is received from a terminal device via a communication channel, where the communication channel is built based on a Light Fidelity connection which is deployed within a restrictive area. A validity of the received token is determined. An access to the object is controlled based on the validity of the received token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zi Lian Ji, Ping Li, Yong Chao Li, Xian Dong Meng, Zhao Li Wang
  • Patent number: 10038686
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system and a method of generating an Authorized Domain (AD) by selecting a domain identifier, and binding at least one person (P1, P2, . . . , PN1), at least one device (D1, D2, . . . , DM), and at least one content item (C1, C2, . . . , CN2) to the Authorized Domain (AD) given by the domain identifier (Domain_ID). Hereby, a number of verified devices (D1, D2, . . . , DM) and a number of verified persons (P1, P2, . . . , PN1) that is authorized to access a content item of the Authorized Domain (100) is obtained. In this way, access to a content item of an authorized domain by a person operating a device is obtained either by verifying that the content item and the person are linked to the same domain or by verifying that the device and the content item are linked to the same domain. Thereby, enhanced flexibility for one or more persons when accessing content in an authorized domain is obtained while security of the content is still maintaining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Franciscus L. A. J. Kamperman, Robert Paul Koster, Geert Jan Schrijen
  • Patent number: 10027629
    Abstract: A Short Message Service (SMS) reading method and device are disclosed for providing security when authorizing SMS reading. After a reading request for reading an SMS is received from a third party application, when the SMS is an SMS including sensitive information, a determination as to whether a reading time in the reading request is within an access prohibition period of the SMS may be implemented, and when the reading time is determined to be within the access prohibition period, a response to the reading request may be withheld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Hong, Jiankai Zhao, Wankun Yang, Jianchun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10027625
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may be directed to systems, methods, apparatuses, devices, computer program products, computer-executable instructions, and/or applications for securely and anonymously accessing web resources and customizable attribution of identity. In accordance with the present disclosure, a user may inspect and analyze a webpage as well as the underlying source code from an “arm's length” using a secure analysis application to prevent exposure on the user's local machine. The secure analysis application may provide increased flexibility in masking and/or modifying the user's digital persona to external websites. Additionally, the secure analysis application may be integrated with a translation service to translate textual web content without the web content provider being alerted that a translation is taking place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Authentic8, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Petry, Ramesh Rajagopal, Peter K. Lund, Fredric L. Cox, Adam P. Moore, Leslie L. Dunston, Varley H. Taylor, Zachary L. Segal, Luka I. Stolyarov, Joshua R. McMains, Brian T. Zaugg
  • Patent number: 10027700
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may be directed to systems, methods, apparatuses, devices, computer program products, computer-executable instructions, and/or applications for securely and anonymously accessing web resources and customizable attribution of identity. In accordance with the present disclosure, a user may inspect and analyze a webpage as well as the underlying source code from an “arm's length” using a secure analysis application to prevent exposure on the user's local machine. The secure analysis application may provide increased flexibility in masking and/or modifying the user's digital persona to external websites. Additionally, the secure analysis application may be integrated with a translation service to translate textual web content without the web content provider being alerted that a translation is taking place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Authentic8, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Petry, Ramesh Rajagopal, Peter K. Lund, Fredric L. Cox, Adam P. Moore, Leslie L. Dunston, Varley H. Taylor, Zachary L. Segal, Luka I. Stolyarov, Joshua R. McMains, Brian T. Zaugg
  • Patent number: 10028211
    Abstract: Transaction sensitive access network discovery and selection function (TSANDSF) features are disclosed. TSANDSF features can include access network resource (ANR) selection based on vendor ANR information and UE information. TSANDSF features can further include facilitating access, via a UE, to vendor value added products or service, vendor selected information, or vendor advertisements as a result of establishing a communication link with a vendor ANR. In contrast to conventional ANDSF, TSANDSF can facilitate improved ANR ranking and selection based on rules that correlate UE information with determined vendor ANR features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 10019205
    Abstract: A distributed computing system for managing solutions for print device support requests includes a solution data store and a solution processing system. The system receives a support request via the user interface that includes input data and search terms that pertain to an issue with a print device. The system uses the input data and the search terms to generate a search query, and queries the solution data store using the search query to identify a list of possible solutions for the support request. The system receives a selection of the possible solutions. For each selection, the system generates a session record for the support request, correlates the possible solution associated with the selection with the input data and search terms, generates factors based on the correlation, and uses the generated factors to update fields of a solution index in the data store for the possible solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Robert William Burke, Jr., David W. Covert
  • Patent number: 10015357
    Abstract: A distributed computing system for managing solutions for print device support requests includes a print device having a user interface, a solution data store, and a solution processing system in communication with the print device. The system receives a support request from the print device that includes print device data pertaining to an issue with the print device. The system uses the print device data to generate a search query, and queries the solution data store to identify a list of possible solutions for the support request. For each selection, the system receives, from the print device, an indication of an exit status for the support request. The system correlates the possible solution associated with the selection with the print device data, generates factors based on the correlation, and uses the generated factors to update fields of a solution index in the data store for the possible solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Robert William Burke, Jr., David W. Covert