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Uber Technologies Assigned Patent

Incorporating at-rest data encryption into cloud-based storage architecture

Uber Technologies, Inc., San Francisco, CA, has been assigned a patent (11568066) developed by Kurmi, Ashish, Redmond, WA, for “incorporating at-rest data encryption into a cloud-based storage architecture.”

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “Example methods and systems disclosed herein facilitate the introduction and use of client-specified object encryption within a computing environment using remote third-party storage systems, where data objects stored on the remote third-party storage systems were previously either stored in unencrypted form or encrypted with a single key tied to an account that owns the data. In some embodiments, the encryption is introduced into the system in gradual stages, so as to minimize or entirely eliminate data availability downtime. In some embodiments, the introduction of client-specified object encryption involves registration of a user function on the third-party storage system, where the user function handles object decryption in response to requests of content consumers for data objects stored by the third-party storage system.

The patent application was filed on 2021-08-13 (17/402431).