US Patent No: 8,019,990 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Authority-neutral certification for multiple-authority PKI environments

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A method for facilitating electronic certification, and systems for use therewith, are presented in the context of public key encryption infrastructures. Some aspects of the invention provide methods for facilitating electronic certification using authority-neutral service requests sent by an application, which are then formatted by a server comprising a middleware that can convert the authority-neutral request into certification authority specific objects. The server and middleware then return a response from a selected certification authority back to the service requesting application. Thus, the server and/or middleware act as intermediaries that facilitate user transactions in an environment having multiple certification authorities without undue burden on the applications or the expense and reliability problems associated therewith.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ZORALCO FUND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANYDOVER, DE8

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chang, Kae-por F Needham, MA 12 41

Cited Art Landscape

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NEC CORPORATION (1)
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SECURITY FIRST CORP. (1)
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SONY CORPORATION (1)
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TREND MICRO INCORPORATED (1)
6,976,271 Method and system for retrieving an anti-virus signature from one or a plurality of virus-free certificate authorities 15 2000
 
VMARK, INC. (1)
2002/0069,218 System and method for indexing, searching, identifying, and editing portions of electronic multimedia files 464 2001
 
ZORALCO FUND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
7,328,344 Authority-neutral certification for multiple-authority PKI environments 15 2002

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SECURE CHANNELS SA (1)
8,744,078 System and method for securing multiple data segments having different lengths using pattern keys having multiple different strengths 0 2012

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