Citigroup Patent Grants

Methods and systems for electronic transactions using dynamic password authentication

Granted: May 16, 2017
Patent Number: 9654466
Methods and systems for performing electronic transactions using dynamic password authentication involve, for example, sending, using a backend processor, a unique random or pseudorandom character string to the user's mobile device processor. Thereafter, also using the backend processor, a user identifier and a challenge string consisting at least in part of the user identifier and the random or pseudorandom character string encrypted with a unique encryption key may be received from the…

Methods and systems for managing directory information

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9544312
Methods and systems for managing directory information, such as onboarding a LDAP server, employing a processor coupled to memory and other computer hardware and software components for receiving a request related to one or more applications from a requestor in pre-determined business logic, acknowledging the request by an approver function without requiring the requestor to negotiate, for example, with an LDAP administrator to justify the request, and provisioning the request into the…

Systems and methods for automated data privacy compliance

Granted: November 29, 2016
Patent Number: 9507960
Systems and methods for automated data privacy compliance involve a data privacy operations server receiving information via a web server regarding an initiative and packaging the initiative information for assessment by a data privacy legal compliance function. One or more databases storing an inventory of data privacy compliance requirements resources are accessible by the data privacy legal compliance function via a relational database server to assess the packaged initiative…

Systems and methods for remote authorization of financial transactions using public key infrastructure (PKI)

Granted: October 4, 2016
Patent Number: 9462473
The invention relates to systems and methods for secure, remote, wireless submission of financial transactions. Authentication and authorization functionality are provided through use of proof of possession tests, a token service that provides a user device with a token that includes user entitlement data, and high assurance digital certificates.

Method and system for notifying customers of transaction opportunities

Granted: August 16, 2016
Patent Number: 9418381
A standalone notification system, including a notification server which generates electronic messages to registered customers upon their request or upon a host business request. The customer provides the system with his/her messaging identification (“ID”), e.g. e-mail address, GSM (global system for mobile communications) or other mobile phone numbers that are able to accept, e.g., short message service (“SMS”) messages, facsimile number, and/or telephone number. Customers can…

Methods and systems for modeling a replication topology

Granted: August 9, 2016
Patent Number: 9411820
Methods and systems for modeling a replication topology involve, for example, representing a plurality of replication components of a replication topology in a first binary matrix using a processor coupled to memory and generating a result matrix based at least in part on the first binary matrix likewise using the processor. Thereafter, also using the processor, replication components of the replication topology may be identified that are either enabled or non-enabled to receive…

Systems and methods for remote authorization of financial transactions using public key infrastructure (PKI)

Granted: February 16, 2016
Patent Number: 9264902
The invention relates to systems and methods for secure, remote, wireless submission of financial transactions. Authentication and authorization functionality are provided through use of proof of possession tests, a token service that provides a user device with a token that includes user entitlement data, and high assurance digital certificates.

Systems and methods for harvesting excess compute capacity across domains

Granted: September 8, 2015
Patent Number: 9130844
Systems and methods for harvesting excess compute capacity across different compute domains involve a monitoring engine that collects resource utilization data continuously in real time for each of a plurality of server nodes in each of a plurality of different compute domains via a network. An elastic compute workload management engine receives the collected resource utilization data from the monitoring engine via the network, extracts excess workload from one or more server nodes with…

Methods and systems for modeling a replication topology

Granted: July 14, 2015
Patent Number: 9081840
Methods and systems for modeling a replication topology involve, for example, representing a plurality of replication components of a replication topology in a first binary matrix using a processor coupled to memory and generating a result matrix based at least in part on the first binary matrix likewise using the processor. Thereafter, also using the processor, replication components of the replication topology may be identified that are either enabled or non-enabled to receive…

Systems and methods for remote authorization of financial transactions using public key infrastructure (PKI)

Granted: November 4, 2014
Patent Number: 8880889
The invention relates to systems and methods for secure, remote, wireless submission of financial transactions. Authentication and authorization functionality are provided through use of proof of possession tests, a token service that provides a user device with a token that includes user entitlement data, and high assurance digital certificates.

Systems and methods for managing security during a divestiture

Granted: July 15, 2014
Patent Number: 8782770
Methods and systems for managing security during a divestiture may involve, for example, differentiating divested assets and employees from non-divested assets and employees and identifying non-divested assets which divested employees are permitted to access. In addition, divested employee access to the non-divested assets which divested employees are not permitted to access is locked down, and a separation firewall is deployed between divested networks and non-divested networks.

Card reader activity systems and methods

Granted: June 10, 2014
Patent Number: 8746552
Methods, systems, and machines for monitoring card reader activity involve, for example, receiving data regarding a level of activity of a card reader of an access door of a self-service financial transaction terminal vestibule and also receiving data regarding a level of activity of a card reader of at least one self-service financial transaction terminal located within the vestibule. Periodically, the level of activity of the card reader of the access door may be compared with the…

Method and system for providing mandatorily convertible securities with associated call options

Granted: February 4, 2014
Patent Number: 8645252
The present invention relates to a method and system for offering mandatorily convertible securities (e.g., DECS) with associated forward purchase contracts and call options. Each mandatorily convertible security combines a forward purchase contract, a mandatory portable remarketable security, and a call option to form a single investment unit. The call option provides additional capital to the issuer of the investment unit and profits to the remarketing agent handling the mandatory…

Magnetic stripe card reader assembly and method

Granted: January 7, 2014
Patent Number: 8622296
A magnetic stripe card reader assembly and method includes a panel having portions defining a card entry opening of a card entry path provided for receiving a magnetic stripe card with the magnetic stripe disposed perpendicular to the card entry path. A card swipe path in communication with the card entry path is provided for swiping the card with the magnetic stripe disposed parallel to the card swipe path, and a magnetic stripe read head is disposed proximate the card swipe path for…

Card reader anti-skimming assembly and method

Granted: January 7, 2014
Patent Number: 8622297
An anti-skimming assembly for a card reader device includes, for example, a displacement bar mountable on a front plate of a card reader device proximate a card entry opening formed in the front plate, which displacement bar has first and second legs. The displacement bar is mountable on the front plate with the first leg aligned with an internal read head inside the card entry opening of the card reader device. An infrangible fastener is connectible to the first leg through a first…

Method and system for data file processing

Granted: December 10, 2013
Patent Number: 8607212
A library of jobs is created, with the jobs performing predetermined functions. The jobs include a termination indication, which is success or failure. Input file formats of known file types are determined and a job stream to process the input files is constructed of the jobs linked according to the termination success or failure of the preceding job.

Method and system for providing mandatorily convertible securities with associated call options

Granted: August 6, 2013
Patent Number: 8504453
The present invention relates to a method and system for offering mandatorily convertible securities (e.g., DECS) with associated forward purchase contracts and call options. Each mandatorily convertible security combines a forward purchase contract, a mandatory portable remarketable security, and a call option to form a single investment unit. The call option provides additional capital to the issuer of the investment unit and profits to the remarketing agent handling the mandatory…

Display of an electronic device with graphical user interface

Granted: December 18, 2012
Patent Number: D672786

Systems and methods for managing digital certificate based communications

Granted: August 30, 2011
Patent Number: 8010786
A system for providing interoperability between PKI networks is provided in which a identity management server converts PKI requests received in a client-specific format into a generic format, identifies an appropriate certificate authority for handling the request, converts the request into a format specific to the format used by the identified certificate authority, and forwards the request to the identified certificate authority for processing.

System and method of interfacing for client application programs to access a data management system

Granted: June 28, 2011
Patent Number: 7970686
A system and method are disclosed for communicating information between a securities customer and a trader. The system includes a computer which has three class components for completing the communications between the customer and the trader. A first component manages trading functions, a second component manages customer log-in and password, and the third component manages communication between the first two components and a trading system.