Patents Assigned to T-Central, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10652031
    Abstract: Method for authenticating a first and a second electronic devices associated through a communication line includes: creating a unique ID, by a third electronic device; transmitting the unique ID to the first electronic device; signing the transmitted unique ID by the first electronic device; transmitting the signed unique ID to the second electronic device, by the first electronic device; signing the transmitted signed unique ID by the second electronic device; transmitting the unique ID signed by the first and second electronic devices to the third electronic device; verifying and accepting the unique ID signed by the first device and the second device, by the third device; issuing a certificate for a secure communication line between the first electronic device and the second electronic device; and transmitting the certificate to the first electronic device and the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: T-CENTRAL, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz, Kent William Stacy
  • Patent number: 10644891
    Abstract: Method for establishing secure communication between a plurality of IoT devices in one or more vehicles include: provisioning the plurality of IoT devices by providing a unique identification, a digital identity token and a cryptographic key to each of the plurality of IoT devices; establishing a secure communication line between the plurality of IoT devices by authenticating respective communication lines between respective IoT devices and issuing a digital certificate to the respective communication lines; grouping the plurality of IoT devices into different groups based on a predetermined criteria; and including a group membership for a group of the different groups in an attribute certificate indicating group characterization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: T-CENTRAL, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz, Kent William Stacy
  • Patent number: 10567361
    Abstract: A central server configured with an Attribute Authority (“AA”) acting as a Trusted Third Party mediating service provider and using X.509-compatible PKI and PMI, VPN technology, device-side thin client applications, security hardware (HSM, Network), cloud hosting, authentication, Active Directory and other solutions. This ecosystem results in real time management of credentials, identity profiles, communication lines, and keys. It is not centrally managed, rather distributes rights to users. Using its Inviter-Invitee protocol suite, Inviters vouch for the identity of Invitees who successfully complete the protocol establishing communication lines. Users establish and respond to authorization requests and other real-time verifications pertaining to accessing each communication line (not end point) and sharing encrypted digital files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: T-CENTRAL, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Patent number: 10333720
    Abstract: Method for establishing secure communication between a plurality of IoT devices in one or more vehicles include: provisioning the plurality of IoT devices by providing a unique identification, a digital identity token and a cryptographic key to each of the plurality of IoT devices; establishing a secure communication line between the plurality of IoT devices by authenticating respective communication lines between respective IoT devices and issuing a digital certificate to the respective communication lines; grouping the plurality of IoT devices into different groups based on a predetermined criteria; and including a group membership for a group of the different groups in an attribute certificate indicating group characterization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: T-CENTRAL, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz, Kent William Stacy
  • Patent number: 10153908
    Abstract: Method for establishing secure communication between a plurality of IoT devices in one or more vehicles include: provisioning the plurality of IoT devices by providing a unique identification, a digital identity token and a cryptographic key to each of the plurality of IoT devices; establishing a secure communication line between the plurality of IoT devices by authenticating respective communication lines between respective IoT devices and issuing a digital certificate to the respective communication lines; grouping the plurality of IoT devices into different groups based on a predetermined criteria; and including a group membership for a group of the different groups in an attribute certificate indicating group characterization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: T-CENTRAL, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz, Kent William Stacy
  • Patent number: 10038678
    Abstract: A central server configured with an Attribute Authority (“AA”) acting as a Trusted Third Party mediating service provider and using X.509-compatible PKI and PMI, VPN technology, device-side thin client applications, security hardware (HSM, Network), cloud hosting, authentication, Active Directory and other solutions. This ecosystem results in real time management of credentials, identity profiles, communication lines, and keys. It is not centrally managed, rather distributes rights to users. Using its Inviter-Invitee protocol suite, Inviters vouch for the identity of Invitees who successfully complete the protocol establishing communication lines. Users establish and respond to authorization requests and other real-time verifications pertaining to accessing each communication line (not end point) and sharing encrypted digital files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: T-CENTRAL, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Patent number: 9843450
    Abstract: System and method for authenticating a computer user includes: sending an invitation message from an entity computer to an API for authenticating a user of a user computer; receiving and translating by the API the invitation message and sending the translated invitation message including the first public key to the platform server; sending an invitation response to the API to be translated and sending the translated invitation response to the entity computer; preparing a first message including a link and a unique code by the entity computer and sending the first message to the user computer; registering with the platform server utilizing the link and the unique code, and generating a second public key, by the user computer; receiving a correct answer to the secret from the user computer; receiving the second public key by the platform server; and authenticating the user based on the received correct answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: T-CENTRAL, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Patent number: 9832026
    Abstract: System and method for establishing a secure communication between a plurality of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, includes provisioning a first and a second IoT devices by providing a unique identification, a digital identity token and a cryptographic key to each of the first and second IoT devices; authenticating the second IoT device by the first IoT device; inviting the second IoT device by the first IoT device to establish a communication line with the first IoT device; establishing a secure communication line between the first IoT device and the second IoT device by authenticating the communication line between the first IoT device and the second IoT device and issuing a digital certificate to the communication line between the first IoT device and the second IoT device; establishing secure communication lines between the first IoT device, the second IoT device and a plurality of more devices; and grouping the first IoT device, the second IoT device and the plurality of more devices into different group
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: T-CENTRAL, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Patent number: 9716595
    Abstract: System and method for establishing a secure communication between a plurality of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, includes issuing a first digital certificate to the second IoT device, inviting the second IoT device by the first IoT device to establish a communication line with the first IoT device by receiving a digital token from the second IoT device, authenticating the second IoT device using the unique identification and cryptographic key of the second IoT device; establishing a secure communication line between the first IoT device and the second IoT device by authenticating the established communication line and issuing a second digital certificate to the communication line between the first IoT device and the second IoT device; and preventing a third IoT device for which a secure communication line to the first or second IoT device has not been established from communicating with the first or second IoT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: T-Central, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Publication number: 20170187538
    Abstract: A security system for authenticating users and protecting content that provides an application program interface (API) with a Cloud Platform integration (Platform) to extend the security capabilities of Public Key Infrastructure and Privilege Management Infrastructure systems to authenticated external users and protected content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: T-Central, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Publication number: 20170134350
    Abstract: A central server configured with an Attribute Authority (“AA”) acting as a Trusted Third Party mediating service provider and using X.509-compatible PKI and PMI, VPN technology, device-side thin client applications, security hardware (HSM, Network), cloud hosting, authentication, Active Directory and other solutions. This ecosystem results in real time management of credentials, identity profiles, communication lines, and keys. It is not centrally managed, rather distributes rights to users. Using its Inviter-Invitee protocol suite, Inviters vouch for the identity of Invitees who successfully complete the protocol establishing communication lines. Users establish and respond to authorization requests and other real-time verifications pertaining to accessing each communication line (not end point) and sharing encrypted digital files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: T-Central, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Patent number: 9578035
    Abstract: A security system for authenticating users and protecting content that provides an application program interface (API) with a Cloud Platform integration (Platform) to extend the security capabilities of Public Key Infrastructure and Privilege Management Infrastructure systems to authenticated external users and protected content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: T-Central, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Publication number: 20160337361
    Abstract: A security system for authenticating users and protecting content that provides an application program interface (API) with a Cloud Platform integration (Platform) to extend the security capabilities of Public Key Infrastructure and Privilege Management Infrastructure systems to authenticated external users and protected content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: T-Central, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Patent number: 9455978
    Abstract: A central server configured with an Attribute Authority (“AA”) acting as a Trusted Third Party mediating service provider and using X.509-compatible PKI and PMI, VPN technology, device-side thin client applications, security hardware (HSM, Network), cloud hosting, authentication, Active Directory and other solutions. This ecosystem results in real time management of credentials, identity profiles, communication lines, and keys. It is not centrally managed, rather distributes rights to users. Using its Inviter-Invitee protocol suite, Inviters vouch for the identity of Invitees who successfully complete the protocol establishing communication lines. Users establish and respond to authorization requests and other real-time verifications pertaining to accessing each communication line (not end point) and sharing encrypted digital files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: T-Central, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Publication number: 20160248760
    Abstract: A central server configured with an Attribute Authority (“AA”) acting as a Trusted Third Party mediating service provider and using X.509-compatible PKI and PMI, VPN technology, device-side thin client applications, security hardware (HSM, Network), cloud hosting, authentication, Active Directory and other solutions. This ecosystem results in real time management of credentials, identity profiles, communication lines, and keys. It is not centrally managed, rather distributes rights to users. Using its Inviter-Invitee protocol suite, Inviters vouch for the identity of Invitees who successfully complete the protocol establishing communication lines. Users establish and respond to authorization requests and other real-time verifications pertaining to accessing each communication line (not end point) and sharing encrypted digital files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: T-Central, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Patent number: 9356916
    Abstract: A security system for authenticating users and protecting content that provides an application program interface (API) with a Cloud Platform integration (Platform) to extend the security capabilities of Public Key Infrastructure and Privilege Management Infrastructure systems to authenticated external users and protected content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: T-Central, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Publication number: 20160057120
    Abstract: A central server configured with an Attribute Authority (“AA”) acting as a Trusted Third Party mediating service provider and using X.509-compatible PKI and PMI, VPN technology, device-side thin client applications, security hardware (HSM, Network), cloud hosting, authentication, Active Directory and other solutions. This ecosystem results in real time management of credentials, identity profiles, communication lines, and keys. It is not centrally managed, rather distributes rights to users. Using its Inviter-Invitee protocol suite, Inviters vouch for the identity of Invitees who successfully complete the protocol establishing communication lines. Users establish and respond to authorization requests and other real-time verifications pertaining to accessing each communication line (not end point) and sharing encrypted digital files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: T-Central, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Patent number: 9270663
    Abstract: A central server configured with an Attribute Authority (“AA”) acting as a Trusted Third Party mediating service provider and using X.509-compatible PKI and PMI, VPN technology, device-side thin client applications, security hardware (HSM, Network), cloud hosting, authentication, Active Directory and other solutions. This ecosystem results in real time management of credentials, identity profiles, communication lines, and keys. It is not centrally managed, rather distributes rights to users. Using its Inviter-Invitee protocol suite, Inviters vouch for the identity of Invitees who successfully complete the protocol establishing communication lines. Users establish and respond to authorization requests and other real-time verifications pertaining to accessing each communication line (not end point) and sharing encrypted digital files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: T-CENTRAL, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Publication number: 20150312233
    Abstract: A central server configured with an Attribute Authority (“AA”) acting as a Trusted Third Party mediating service provider and using X.509-compatible PKI and PMI, VPN technology, device-side thin client applications, security hardware (HSM, Network), cloud hosting, authentication, Active Directory and other solutions. This ecosystem results in real time management of credentials, identity profiles, communication lines, and keys. It is not centrally managed, rather distributes rights to users. Using its Inviter-Invitee protocol suite, Inviters vouch for the identity of Invitees who successfully complete the protocol establishing communication lines. Users establish and respond to authorization requests and other real-time verifications pertaining to accessing each communication line (not end point) and sharing encrypted digital files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: T-Central, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn Boudett, David W. Kravitz, Russell S. Dietz
  • Publication number: 20120284506
    Abstract: A central server configured to mediate communications including establishing secure online sessions between user-controlled devices and 3rd party devices, such as a 3rd party device hosting a financial site. The methods and apparatus used to instantiate and carry out the mediated communications can be designed to thwart crimeware. To enable communications between the user-controlled devices and the 3rd party devices, the central server can be configured to instantiate a first secure communication session between the central server and the user-controlled device and a second secure communication session between the central server and the 3rd party device. If desired, separate encryption keys can be used for the first communication session and the second communication session where only the central server possesses the encryption keys for both the first communication session and the second communication session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: T-Central, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. KRAVITZ, Donald H. GRAHAM, III, Josselyn BOUDETT