Patents Assigned to PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
  • Patent number: 10320765
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a secure communication session includes a first member computing device receiving, via a first communication channel, a first input from a second member computing device, sending, via a second communication channel, a second input to the second member computing device, and receiving, via the first communication channel, the second input from the second member computing device. The secure communication session is initiated based on the first input and second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PACid Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 10275364
    Abstract: A mobile computing device includes a secure token, having an embedded processor, a secure persistent storage medium, and a read only memory; and, an application processor and application memory separate from the embedded processor, the secure persistent storage medium, and the read only memory. The application memory stores application instructions for execution by the application processor. The secure persistent storage medium is configured by the embedded processor to store a master secret for an application executing on a remote host. The read only memory stores a security application for receiving, from the remote host, an identifier associated with the master secret; generating, using at least the identifier, a decryption key; obtaining, using the decryption key, from the secure persistent storage medium the master secret; constructing, using the master secret as an input, a pseudorandom result of a cryptographic operation; and returning it to the application executing at the remote host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 10171433
    Abstract: A security application for a computing device, e.g., a mobile phone, allows generation of a secret according to a unique user input (e.g., user credentials). The secret is stored in a directory such that it is retrievable when the unique user input is received via a user interface of a device on which the security application executes or is coupled with. Responsive to receiving an identifier associated with the secret, the security application prompts, e.g., via a user interface of the mobile phone, entry of the unique user input; and, subsequently, verifies the unique user input. Following such verification, the security application provides the secret for use in encoding a communication with a remote computer-based station. Entry of the user credentials may be required prior to the security application generating the secret, and may be responsive to receipt of an invitation (e.g., from the remote computer-based station) to generate it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 10044689
    Abstract: A security application for a computing device, e.g., a mobile phone, allows generation of a secret according to a unique user input (e.g., user credentials). The secret is stored in a directory such that it is retrievable when the unique user input is received via a user interface of a device on which the security application executes or is coupled with. Responsive to receiving an identifier associated with the secret, the security application prompts, e.g., via a user interface of the mobile phone, entry of the unique user input; and, subsequently, verifies the unique user input. Following such verification, the security application provides the secret for use in encoding a communication with a remote computer-based station. Entry of the user credentials may be required prior to the security application generating the secret, and may be responsive to receipt of an invitation (e.g., from the remote computer-based station) to generate it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 9882883
    Abstract: A method for generating one or more secrets for use by members. The method includes sending a first request for connection with a second member, and sending a second request to connection with a third member. The method further includes receiving, by the first member from the second member, a second input after the first request is sent and after communication is initiated between the first member and the second member and receiving, by the first member from the third member, a third input after the second request is sent and after communication is initiated between the first member and the third member. The method further includes generating, using an n-bit generator executing on the first member, a message digest using a first input, the second input, and the third input, extracting a secret from the message digest, and storing the secret in a secrets repository on the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 9876771
    Abstract: A security application for a computing device, e.g., a mobile phone, allows generation of a secret according to a unique user input (e.g., user credentials). The secret is stored in a directory such that it is retrievable when the unique user input is received via a user interface of a device on which the security application executes or is coupled with. Responsive to receiving an identifier associated with the secret, the security application prompts, e.g., via a user interface of the mobile phone, entry of the unique user input; and, subsequently, verifies the unique user input. Following such verification, the security application provides the secret for use in encoding a communication with a remote computer-based station. Entry of the user credentials may be required prior to the security application generating the secret, and may be responsive to receipt of an invitation (e.g., from the remote computer-based station) to generate it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 9654451
    Abstract: A method for generating one or more secrets for use by members. The method includes sending a first request for connection with a second member, and sending a second request to connection with a third member. The method further includes receiving, by the first member from the second member, a second input after the first request is sent and after communication is initiated between the first member and the second member and receiving, by the first member from the third member, a third input after the second request is sent and after communication is initiated between the first member and the third member. The method further includes generating, using an n-bit generator executing on the first member, a message digest using a first input, the second input, and the third input, extracting a secret from the message digest, and storing the secret in a secrets repository on the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 9577993
    Abstract: A security application for a computing device, e.g., a mobile phone, allows generation of a secret according to a unique user input (e.g., user credentials). The secret is stored in a directory such that it is retrievable when the unique user input is received via a user interface of a device on which the security application executes or is coupled with. Responsive to receiving an identifier associated with the secret, the security application prompts, e.g., via a user interface of the mobile phone, entry of the unique user input; and, subsequently, verifies the unique user input. Following such verification, the security application provides the secret for use in encoding a communication with a remote computer-based station. Entry of the user credentials may be required prior to the security application generating the secret, and may be responsive to receipt of an invitation (e.g., from the remote computer-based station) to generate it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 9443110
    Abstract: A method for generating an n-bit result includes a secured containment device (SCD) receiving a request to generate the n-bit result. The request includes an n-bit generator input and a master secret identifier. The request is sent from an application executing on a host system using an input/output (I/O) interface. The SCD disables all I/O interfaces on the SCD between the host system and the SCD. After disabling all the I/O interfaces on the SCD between the host system and the SCD, the SCD provides the n-bit generator input and the master secret identifier to a secured hardware token over a second I/O interface, receives the n-bit result from the secured hardware token over the second I/O interface, enables at least the first I/O interface after the n-bit result is generated, and provides, after enabling the first I/O interface, the n-bit result to the application using the first I/O interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 9411972
    Abstract: A method for protecting a first secrets file. The method includes an n-bit generator generating a secrets file name for the secrets file and generating a decoy file names for decoy files. The secrets file includes a secret. Each of the decoy files includes decoy file contents, are a same size as the secrets file, and is associated with a modification time within a range of modification times. The modification time of the secrets file is within the range of modification times. The secrets file and decoy files are stored in a secrets directory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 9407610
    Abstract: A method for generating one or more secrets for use by members. The method includes sending a first request for connection with a second member, and sending a second request to connection with a third member. The method further includes receiving, by the first member from the second member, a second input after the first request is sent and after communication is initiated between the first member and the second member and receiving, by the first member from the third member, a third input after the second request is sent and after communication is initiated between the first member and the third member. The method further includes generating, using an n-bit generator executing on the first member, a message digest using a first input, the second input, and the third input, extracting a secret from the message digest, and storing the secret in a secrets repository on the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 9203836
    Abstract: In general, the invention relates to a method for performing a command on a token. The method includes receiving a first command authentication message digest (CAMD), a command, and scrambled data from a sender, and making a first determination that the sender is allowed to send commands to the token. The method further includes, based on the first determination, generating a second CAMD on the token using the command, the scrambled data, and an Administrative Command Authentication Secret (ACAS), making a second determination that the first CAMD and the second CAMD match, and based on the second determination, performing the command by the token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 9172533
    Abstract: A method for securing communication between members. The method includes a first member obtaining a secret. An n-bit generator executing on the first member generates a message digest using the first secret. The first member extracts algorithm selector bits and an encryption key from the message digest, and selects an encryption algorithm identified by the algorithm selector bits. The method further includes the first member encrypting a communication using the encryption algorithm and the encryption key to obtain an encrypted communication, and the first member sending, to a second member of the group, the first encrypted communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 9165153
    Abstract: A method for protecting a first secrets file. The method includes an n-bit generator generating a secrets file name for the secrets file and generating a decoy file names for decoy files. The secrets file includes a secret. Each of the decoy files includes decoy file contents, are a same size as the secrets file, and is associated with a modification time within a range of modification times. The modification time of the secrets file is within the range of modification times. The secrets file and decoy files are stored in a secrets directory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Publication number: 20150264018
    Abstract: A method for securing communication between members. The method includes a first member obtaining a secret. An n-bit generator executing on the first member generates a message digest using the first secret. The first member extracts algorithm selector bits and an encryption key from the message digest, and selects an encryption algorithm identified by the algorithm selector bits. The method further includes the first member encrypting a communication using the encryption algorithm and the encryption key to obtain an encrypted communication, and the first member sending, to a second member of the group, the first encrypted communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Publication number: 20150188901
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a secure communication session includes a first member computing device receiving, via a first communication channel, a first input from a second member computing device, sending, via a second communication channel, a second input to the second member computing device, and receiving, via the first communication channel, the second input from the second member computing device. The secure communication session is initiated based on the first input and second input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: PACid Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Publication number: 20150143489
    Abstract: In general, the invention relates to a method for performing a command on a token. The method includes receiving a first command authentication message digest (CAMD), a command, and scrambled data from a sender, and making a first determination that the sender is allowed to send commands to the token. The method further includes, based on the first determination, generating a second CAMD on the token using the command, the scrambled data, and an Administrative Command Authentication Secret (ACAS), making a second determination that the first CAMD and the second CAMD match, and based on the second determination, performing the command by the token.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: PACID TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 9009484
    Abstract: A method for securing communication between a plurality of members. The method includes a first member sending a first input to a second member, receiving a second input from the second member, and generating, by an n-bit generator, an initial message digest using the first input and the second input. Communications between the first member and the second member are encrypted using the initial message digest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: PACid Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 8959350
    Abstract: In general, the invention relates to a method for performing a command on a token. The method includes receiving a first command authentication message digest (CAMD), a command, and scrambled data from a sender, and making a first determination that the sender is allowed to send commands to the token. The method further includes, based on the first determination, generating a second CAMD on the token using the command, the scrambled data, and an Administrative Command Authentication Secret (ACAS), making a second determination that the first CAMD and the second CAMD match, and based on the second determination, performing the command by the token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: PACid Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder
  • Patent number: 8934625
    Abstract: A method for securing communication between members. The method includes a first member obtaining a secret. An n-bit generator executing on the first member generates a message digest using the first secret. The first member extracts algorithm selector bits and an encryption key from the message digest, and selects an encryption algorithm identified by the algorithm selector bits. The method further includes the first member encrypting a communication using the encryption algorithm and the encryption key to obtain an encrypted communication, and the first member sending, to a second member of the group, the first encrypted communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: PACid Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Guy Fielder