Patents Examined by Izunna Okeke
  • Patent number: 10999264
    Abstract: A base key that is stored at a device may be received. A network identification may further be received. A device identification key may be generated based on a combination of the network identification and the base key. Furthermore, the device identification key may be used to authenticate the device with a network that corresponds to the network identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Cryptography Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Alain Martineau, Ambuj Kumar, William Craig Rawlings
  • Patent number: 10999733
    Abstract: An always-listening-capable computing device is disclosed, comprising: a first electronic sensor configured to receive user input, a second electronic sensor configured to receive a signal indicating that a user depressed a physical button, a gate-keeping module implemented by a processor, wherein data from the first electronic sensor passes through the gate-keeping module while a gatekeeping function is disabled, no data from the first electronic sensor passes through the communications module while the gatekeeping function is enabled, all data input to the gate-keeping module is received via an exclusive input lead from the first electronic sensor, and all data output from the gate-keeping module is transmitted via an exclusive output lead to a component other than the first electronic sensor. The device receives the signal indicating that the user has depressed the physical button; and enables or disables a functionality of a second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Stachura
  • Patent number: 10992478
    Abstract: A digital identity management method based on a blockchain-based technology is provided. In some exemplary embodiments, the method comprises: performing a first process for storing identity identification information of a subscription request in a first block of a blockchain in response to the subscription request from a service request device and then obtaining a block hash value of the first block as a result of performing the first process, performing a second process for storing the block hash value of the first block and data of authentication information of the subscription request in a second block of the blockchain and then obtaining a block hash value of the second block as a result of performing the second process, and inserting the block hash value of the second block into a digital identity data structure as a result of processing the subscription request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nyun Soo Hyun, Heung Sik Chae, Sang Hyeon Kim, Kyung Jin Kim, Mun Seok Yang, Yeong Min Seo
  • Patent number: 10979215
    Abstract: Examples associated with printer encryption are described. One example printer includes a data store to store a one-time pad. An encryption module may encrypt a message using the one-time pad. The encryption module also transmits the encrypted message to a trusted device that stores a copy of the one-time pad. A decryption module uses the one-time pad to decrypt a received message form the trusted device. The decryption module also controls the printer to perform an action based on the received message. A refresh module replaces the one-time pad during a service event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J. Simske, Malgorzata M. Sturgill, Cesare Gritti, Shivaun Albright
  • Patent number: 10977385
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for configurable and non-invasive protection of private information in a user input to a software application that handles real-time information. A method includes detecting, by a filter in real-time, private information in the user input. The method further includes forming, by the filter, a filtered user input from the user input, by maintaining non-private information from the user input in the filtered user input, extracting and encrypting the private information in the user input and attaching the encrypted private information to the filtered user input, and replacing the private information in the user input with unique identifiers in the filtered user input. The unique identifiers are configured to be exploitable by the software application to achieve an intended function of the software application for the user. The method also includes transmitting, by a communications redirector, the filtered user input over a communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guillaume A. Baudart, Evelyn Duesterwald, Martin Hirzel, Avraham Ever Shinnar, Julian Timothy Dolby
  • Patent number: 10966084
    Abstract: System and method using distance bounding to provide security in fine timing measurement (FTM) communications including authenticating a prover device at a verifier device, including: transmitting from a verifier device, through the wireless interface, a sequence of challenge bits for a prover device, each challenge bit being transmitted in a respective FTM frame; receiving, at the verifier device, FTM acknowledgment frames; determining, for at least some of the received FTM acknowledgement frames, respective round trip time (RTT) measurements; determining, for at least some of the received FTM acknowledgement frames, whether the included response bit matches a predicted response bit; and authenticating the prover device based on the determined RTT measurements and the determined response bit matches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng Sun, Kwok Shum Au
  • Patent number: 10965691
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for utilizing sender-recipient pair data to establish sender-level trust in future communication. One method comprises receiving raw communication data over a network and testing the received raw communication data against trained machine learning data to predict whether the raw communication data is associated with expected communication data. The raw communication data is sorted for expected communication data, which is further analyzed for sender-recipient pair data and assigned an expected communication pair data score. Senders associated with an expected communication pair data score that meets or exceeds a threshold are labeled and stored in a database as trusted. As a result of the sender-recipient pair analysis, recipients at-risk for being scammed can be identified, senders misidentified as spammers can be properly classified, and machine learning techniques utilized for analyzing raw communication data can be fine-tuned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Lachlan A. Maxwell, Donald J. McQueen, Paul S. Rock
  • Patent number: 10944789
    Abstract: Phishing enhancement and phishing detection enhancement technologies. The technologies can include determinations of an effectiveness rate of one or more phishing threat actors. The technologies can also include selection of effective URLs from at least one effective phishing threat actor. The technologies can also include generation or adjustment of a phishing system using a machine learning process to identify patterns in the selected effective URLs that enable the selected effective URLs to avoid detection by the phishing detection system. The technologies can also include generation of synthetic phishing URLs using the phishing system and the identified patterns. The technologies can also include adjustments or training of the phishing system or the phishing detection system according to the synthetic phishing URLs to enhance the systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Easy Solutions Enterprises Corp.
    Inventors: Alejandro Correa Bahnsen, Ivan Dario Torroledo Pena, Luis David Camacho Gonzalez, Sergio Villegas Piedrahita
  • Patent number: 10917238
    Abstract: A physical card (in some cases without any on-board source of power or computing capabilities) is configured to maintain access information for digital bearer assets. The physical card may include disposed thereon a single address operable to receive digital bearer assets in one or more transactions on a decentralized computing platform, like a blockchain-based decentralized computing platform. Other decentralized computing platforms utilize different address generation protocols, thus preventing use of a single address on those other platforms. A set of addresses is generated, each address corresponding to a given decentralized computing platform. Each address is based on a same underlying key-pair, and a primary address is selected from the set for a given card. The remaining addresses in the set are stored, without storage of the public key or private key, and returned in a response to a request for additional addresses of the currency card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ballet Global Inc.
    Inventor: Bobby Christopher Lee
  • Patent number: 10917408
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a first apparatus, a second apparatus, and a management apparatus, in which the first apparatus includes a unit that notifies the management apparatus of a first state of the first apparatus regarding information security requirements, the second apparatus includes a unit that notifies the management apparatus of a second state of the second apparatus regarding the information security requirements, and the management apparatus includes an issue unit that issues transmission permission for transmission of an encrypted document from the first apparatus to the second apparatus related to a request for transmission permission in a case where both of a first state sent from the first apparatus which is the transmission source and a second state sent from the second apparatus which is the transmission destination satisfy the information security requirements in response to the request for transmission permission from the first apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeki Kamiya, Tetsuo Iyoda
  • Patent number: 10897457
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for processing of data in an intermediary server. Data is received from an Internet of Things (IoT) enabled device. The data includes a readable header and an encrypted payload. An opaque algorithm is selected to process the payload, based on information contained in the header of the data. The selected opaque algorithm processes the encrypted payload of the data, wherein the opaque algorithm is invisible to the intermediary server. The processing includes: decrypting the encrypted payload, applying the opaque algorithm to the decrypted payload, and encrypting the results from processing the decrypted payload by the opaque algorithm. A new readable header is added to the encrypted results. The data, including the new readable header and the encrypted results, is forwarded to a different server, based on the information in the new readable header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rhonda L. Childress, Hari H. Madduri
  • Patent number: 10887097
    Abstract: A physical card (in some cases without any on-board source of power or computing capabilities) is configured to maintain access information for digital bearer assets. The physical card may include disposed thereon a single address operable to receive digital bearer assets in one or more transactions on a decentralized computing platform, like a blockchain-based decentralized computing platform. Other decentralized computing platforms utilize different address generation protocols, thus preventing use of a single address on those other platforms. A set of addresses is generated, each address corresponding to a given decentralized computing platform. Each address is based on a same underlying key-pair, and a primary address is selected from the set for a given card. The remaining addresses in the set are stored, without storage of the public key or private key, and returned in a response to a request for additional addresses of the currency card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BALLET GLOBAL INC.
    Inventor: Bobby Christopher Lee
  • Patent number: 10887013
    Abstract: A system includes mode division multiplexing (MDM) processing circuitry for applying an orbital angular momentum (OAM) to each of a first group of a plurality of input signals and multiplexing the OAM processed signals together. Second processing circuitry performs wavelength distribution multiplexing (WDM) on a second group of the plurality of input signals, wherein the WDM processed signals and the MDM processed signals are orthogonal to one another. Combining circuitry combines the WDM processed signals and the MDM processed signals. Polarization processing circuitry adds polarization to at least one of the WDM processed signals, and the MDM processed signals and a transmitter transmits the combine and polarized processed signal over a link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Solyman Ashrafi, Roger Linquist, Nima Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10878078
    Abstract: A system notification service control method, apparatus, a terminal device, and a storage medium are described. The system notification service control method may include detecting whether an application initiates a registration for a system notification reading permission; in response to detecting that the application initiates the registration for the system notification reading permission, determining whether the application meets a registration condition; and prohibiting the application from registering for the system notification reading permission when the application does not meet the registration condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiyong Lin, Bing Du
  • Patent number: 10880089
    Abstract: Described is an approach for an improved method, system, and computer program product that performs zero-knowledge proof of knowledge of user identification and/or authentication for a decentralized, trustless storage and management of user identification and/or authentication using one or more distributed ledger systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NuID, Inc.
    Inventors: William Locke Brown, Nolan Smith
  • Patent number: 10878075
    Abstract: In illustrative implementations, shape is used to encode computer passwords or other information. The passwords may be easy for a human to remember—and yet have an extremely high number of permutations (e.g., in some cases, greater than 1030 permutations, or greater than 10261 permutations, or greater than 106264 permutations). This combination of a password being easy for a human to remember—yet having a large number of permutations—offers many practical benefits. Among other things, the huge number of permutations makes the password extremely resistant to guessing attacks. In addition, in some cases, the passwords that are created with the shapes are highly resistant to attacks by keystroke logging, mouse logging, touch-gesture logging, screen logging, shoulder surfing, phishing, and social engineering. Alternatively, the shapes may be used to encode other information, such as information that uniquely identifies a product or a machine part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Shape Matrix Geometric Instruments, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Cramer
  • Patent number: 10880738
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for generating an access stratum key comprises: a first network-side device that has access to a core network (CN) and is communicably coupled to a user equipment device (UE) through a first air interface, and a second network-side device that has access to the CN through the first network-side device and is communicably coupled to the UE through a second air interface. The first network-side device is configured to calculate an access stratum root key of the second network-side device according to an access stratum root key of the first network-side device and an input parameter; and send the access stratum root key of the second network-side device to the second network-side device. The second network-side device is configured to receive the access stratum root key of the second network-side device from the first network-side device; and generate an access stratum key according to the access stratum root key of the second network-side device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongmei Zhang, Jing Chen, Yang Cui
  • Patent number: 10872607
    Abstract: An always-listening-capable first computing device decoupled from a second computing device, comprising an electronic sensor and gate-keeping module. All data received by the communications module based on data from the electronic sensor passes through the gatekeeping module while a gatekeeping function is disabled, no data based on data from the electronic sensor passes through the communications module while the gatekeeping function is enabled, all data input to the gatekeeping module is received via an exclusive input lead from the electronic sensor, and all data output from the gatekeeping module is transmitted via an exclusive output lead to a component other than the electronic sensor. The first computing device retrieves responses to user input from a server different from a server that the second computing device would have retrieved data from but for prevented communication between the second computing device and the second server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Stachura
  • Patent number: 10872139
    Abstract: In illustrative implementations, shape is used to encode computer passwords or other information. The passwords may be easy for a human to remember—and yet have an extremely high number of permutations (e.g., in some cases, greater than 1030 permutations, or greater than 10261 permutations, or greater than 106264 permutations). This combination of a password being easy for a human to remember—yet having a large number of permutations—offers many practical benefits. Among other things, the huge number of permutations makes the password extremely resistant to guessing attacks. In addition, in some cases, the passwords that are created with the shapes are highly resistant to attacks by keystroke logging, mouse logging, touch-gesture logging, screen logging, shoulder surfing, phishing, and social engineering. Alternatively, the shapes may be used to encode other information, such as information that uniquely identifies a product or a machine part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Shape Matrix Geometric Instruments, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Cramer
  • Patent number: 10867623
    Abstract: An always-listening-capable computing device is disclosed, comprising a camera for recording video of human actions, a module for communication with a remote server, and a gate-keeping module that, when enabled prevents the communication module from transmitting data external to the device. The device determines, based on the content of the video, a user desire or situation requiring human attention and transmits messages as appropriate for satisfying that desire or addressing that situation. Additional methods for handling user input directed to a recipient other than the device and for ensuring data security via controlling the device's network access are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Stachura