Patents by Inventor Benjamin Glen McCarty

Benjamin Glen McCarty has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210377034
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for authenticating and authorizing users using quantum key distribution through segmented quantum computing environments. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a first and second plaintext data input from a first party and from a second party, respectively; applying a quantum computation translation operation to the first and second plaintext data inputs to generate a corresponding first sequence of quantum computations and a second sequence of quantum computations; implementing the first and second sequence of quantum computations in a first and second segmented quantum computing environment, respectively, to obtain a first and second sequence of measurement results; generating a first and second encryption key using the first and second sequence of measurement results, respectively, and an encrypted authorization token using the second encryption key; and sending the first encryption key to the first party, and the encrypted authorization token to the second party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Glen McCarty, Ellie Marie Daw
  • Patent number: 11188628
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for authenticating users based on a sequence of biometric authentication challenges. In one aspect, a process includes receiving a first image of the face of the user and processing the first image according to a first authentication process to determine whether the face of the user shown in the first image matches the face of an authorized user. A second authentication process including a sequence of biometric authentication challenges is identified. The sequence includes at least one facial expression challenge. The user is authenticated in response to determining that the first authentication process is satisfied based on the face of the user shown in the first image matching the face of the authorized user and the second authentication process is satisfied based on the user providing a valid biometric response to each biometric authentication challenge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin Glen McCarty, Ellie Marie Daw
  • Publication number: 20210352093
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide centralized and coordinate learning techniques for identifying malicious e-mails while maintaining privacy of the analyzed e-mails of different organizations. One or more models may be generated and configured to construct feature sets that may be used to characterize e-mails as malicious or safe. Feedback associated with one or more models trained by a first organization (and other organizations) may be shared with a modelling device to modify parameters of the one or more models, where the modified parameters are configured to improve identification of malicious e-mail threats. The feedback provided by the first organization may not include e-mails received by the first organization, thereby enabling the privacy of the e-mails received by the first organization to be maintained in an confidential manner even though the updated parameters may be shared with a second organization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Amin Hassanzadeh, Benjamin Glen McCarty
  • Patent number: 11121878
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for authenticating and authorizing users using quantum key distribution through segmented quantum computing environments. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a first and second plaintext data input from a first party and from a second party, respectively; applying a quantum computation translation operation to the first and second plaintext data inputs to generate a corresponding first sequence of quantum computations and a second sequence of quantum computations; implementing the first and second sequence of quantum computations in a first and second segmented quantum computing environment, respectively, to obtain a first and second sequence of measurement results; generating a first and second encryption key using the first and second sequence of measurement results, respectively, and an encrypted authorization token using the second encryption key; and sending the first encryption key to the first party, and the encrypted authorization token to the second party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin Glen McCarty, Ellie Marie Daw
  • Publication number: 20210111898
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for authenticating and authorizing users using quantum key distribution through segmented quantum computing environments. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a first and second plaintext data input from a first party and from a second party, respectively; applying a quantum computation translation operation to the first and second plaintext data inputs to generate a corresponding first sequence of quantum computations and a second sequence of quantum computations; implementing the first and second sequence of quantum computations in a first and second segmented quantum computing environment, respectively, to obtain a first and second sequence of measurement results; generating a first and second encryption key using the first and second sequence of measurement results, respectively, and an encrypted authorization token using the second encryption key; and sending the first encryption key to the first party, and the encrypted authorization token to the second party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Glen McCarty, Ellie Marie Daw
  • Publication number: 20210110015
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for authenticating users based on a sequence of biometric authentication challenges. In one aspect, a process includes receiving a first image of the face of the user and processing the first image according to a first authentication process to determine whether the face of the user shown in the first image matches the face of an authorized user. A second authentication process including a sequence of biometric authentication challenges is identified. The sequence includes at least one facial expression challenge. The user is authenticated in response to determining that the first authentication process is satisfied based on the face of the user shown in the first image matching the face of the authorized user and the second authentication process is satisfied based on the user providing a valid biometric response to each biometric authentication challenge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Glen McCarty, Ellie Marie Daw
  • Publication number: 20210109707
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for implementing a hexadecimal to quantum computation translation. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining one or more hexadecimal data inputs; applying a quantum computation translation operation to each hexadecimal data input to generate one or more corresponding sequences of quantum computations; implementing the one or more sequences of quantum computations using quantum computing hardware to obtain one or more corresponding sequence of measurement results; and providing the one or more sequences of measurement results as respective representations of the one or more hexadecimal data inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Glen McCarty, Ellie Marie Daw
  • Publication number: 20200235943
    Abstract: A system for providing secure access to digital resources is provided that utilizes a blockchain platform. Using this blockchain platform, digital resource vendors create new digital tracking ledgers for their digital resource products such that updates to the digital resource products are accessible directly from a blockchain. Accordingly, these updates are deliverable in a protected and secure manner to consumers of the digital resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Alireza Salimi, Benjamin Glen McCarty
  • Patent number: 10440059
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a response policy zone (RPZ) application generates an RPZ that includes contexts for the on-line threats that are associated with domain names. For a domain name that is associated with an on-line threat, the RPZ application determines a threat specification that describes a characteristic of the on-line threat. The RPZ application then generates an alias based on the domain name and the threat specification. Subsequently, the RPZ application generates a domain name system (DNS) resource record that maps the domain name to the alias, includes the resource record in the RPZ, and transmits the RPZ to a DNS name server that implements the RPZ. Upon receiving a DNS query associated with the domain name, the DNS name server generates a DNS response based on the alias. Because the domain name and the threat specification is reflected in the alias, the DNS response automatically provides a relevant context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: VERISIGN, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin Glen McCarty