Patents by Inventor Conor Robert White

Conor Robert White 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: 20130074195
    Abstract: A method for accessing e-mail messages from a control system includes requesting access to e-mail message contents of a user stored in the control system, determining whether the user is enrolled in and activated by the control system, and authenticating the user when the user is enrolled in and activated by the control system. Moreover, the method includes permitting the user to view a list of e-mail messages when the user is successfully authenticated. The e-mail messages included in the list are associated with the user. Furthermore, the method includes permitting the user to access the contents of e-mail messages in the list having a security level equal to or less than a security level associated with the successful authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Neil Stephen Denis Johnston, Conor Robert White, Jason Scott Cramer, Christopher James Mort, Christopher Eric Holland
  • Publication number: 20130074194
    Abstract: A method for generating e-mail messages with increased security includes receiving an e-mail message at a control system. The e-mail message has recipients, a security level, control attributes, and e-mail message contents. Moreover, the method includes verifying the recipients at the control system, and storing the recipients, security level, control attributes, and e-mail message contents in the control system when each of the recipients is verified. Furthermore, the method includes generating modified e-mail messages from the e-mail message, transmitting each of the modified e-mail messages to a respective recipient, and capturing authentication data from one of the recipients when the one recipient indicates a desire to view the e-mail message contents with a communications device operated by the one recipient. When the one recipient is successfully authenticated, the method includes permitting the one recipient to view the e-mail message contents in accordance with the control attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Conor Robert WHITE, Christopher Eric HOLLAND, Jason Scott CRAMER, Christopher James MORT, John Francis OAKLEY, III
  • Publication number: 20130024947
    Abstract: A method for replacing a shared secret over a network is provided that includes determining that a security breach could have occurred, determining that a shared secret of a user is to be replaced, and transmitting a renewal message to an authentication system requesting a new shared secret and an associated effective life for the user. Moreover, the method includes generating a new shared secret and an associated effective life at the authentication system for the user, and replacing the shared secret and associated effective life in an enrollment data record of the user with the new shared secret and associated effective life. Furthermore, the method includes transmitting the new shared secret and associated effective life to a communications device associated with the user, and replacing a shared secret and associated effective life stored in the communications device with the new shared secret and associated effective life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher Eric HOLLAND, Andrew Supplee WEBB, Jason Scott CRAMER, Conor Robert WHITE
  • Publication number: 20130024918
    Abstract: A method for authenticating users over networks includes requesting a one-time password, entering a personal identification number into a communications device, and retrieving a replaceable shared secret stored in the communications device. Moreover, the method includes generating a hashed personal identification number from the entered personal identification number, combining the hashed personal identification number with the replaceable shared secret to generate a modified shared secret, and generating a one-time password with the modified shared secret and the time of requesting the one-time password.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Jason Scott CRAMER, Andrew Supplee WEBB, Christopher Eric HOLLAND, Conor Robert WHITE
  • Publication number: 20120278193
    Abstract: A method of eliminating the need to wait in line to conduct a payment transaction in a retail establishment includes initiating a network-based electronic payment transaction with a communications device in a retail establishment. A shopper initiates the network-based electronic payment transaction. Moreover, the method includes entering a machine readable code from at least one good with the communications device, determining a price of the at least one good and a total payment transaction cost, and displaying the total payment transaction cost on a screen of the communications device. Furthermore, the method includes determining whether to approve payment for the electronic payment transaction, authenticating the shopper, completing the electronic payment transaction in the retail establishment, and transmitting a transaction complete message to the communications device when the shopper is authenticated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Michael John GROAT, Conor Robert WHITE
  • Publication number: 20120188055
    Abstract: A method of capturing biometric data is provided that includes activating a security application in a device. The security application is activated by an operator of the device and is configured to cause the device to display an outline image. Moreover, the method includes displaying the outline image in a stationary position on a display of the device, positioning desired biometric data proximate the device such that the desired biometric data appears as a biometric image on the device display, and monitoring the outline and biometric images shown on the device display. Furthermore, the method includes positioning the device and the desired biometric data to better align the outline and biometric images when the outline and biometric images do not align and capturing the desired biometric data from an individual after approximately aligning the outline image with the biometric image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Tevfik Burak SAHIN, Conor Robert White, Michael Peirce, Nicolas Jacques Jean Sezille
  • Publication number: 20120042171
    Abstract: A method of authentication is provided that includes capturing biometric data for a desired biometric type from an individual, determining an algorithm for converting the biometric data into authentication words, converting the captured biometric data into authentication words in accordance with the determined algorithm, including the authentication words in a probe, and comparing the probe against identity records stored in a server system. Each of the identity records includes enrollment biometric words of an individual obtained during enrollment. Moreover, the method includes identifying at least one of the identity records as a potential matching identity record when at least one of the authentication words included in the probe matches at least one of the enrollment biometric words included in the at least one identity record, and generating a list of potential matching identity records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Conor Robert WHITE, Michael Peirce, Gaurav Gupta
  • Patent number: 8085992
    Abstract: A method of capturing biometric data is provided that includes activating a security application in a device. The security application is activated by an operator of the device and is configured to cause the device to display an outline image. Moreover, the method includes displaying the outline image in a stationary position on a display of the device, positioning desired biometric data proximate the device such that the desired biometric data appears as a biometric image on the device display, and monitoring the outline and biometric images shown on the device display. Furthermore, the method includes positioning the device and the desired biometric data to better align the outline and biometric images when the outline and biometric images do not align and capturing the desired biometric data from an individual after approximately aligning the outline image with the biometric image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Tevfik Burak Sahin, Conor Robert White, Michael Peirce, Nicolas Jacques Jean Sezille
  • Patent number: 8041956
    Abstract: A method of authentication is provided that includes capturing biometric data for a desired biometric type from an individual, determining an algorithm for converting the biometric data into authentication words, converting the captured biometric data into authentication words in accordance with the determined algorithm, including the authentication words in a probe, and comparing the probe against identity records stored in a server system. Each of the identity records includes enrollment biometric words of an individual obtained during enrollment. Moreover, the method includes identifying at least one of the identity records as a potential matching identity record when at least one of the authentication words included in the probe matches at least one of the enrollment biometric words included in the at least one identity record, and generating a list of potential matching identity records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Conor Robert White, Michael Peirce, Gaurav Gupta
  • Publication number: 20110231911
    Abstract: A method of authenticating users to reduce transaction risks includes indicating a desire to conduct a transaction, inputting information in a workstation, and determining whether the inputted information is known. Moreover, the method includes determining a state of a communications device when the inputted information is known, and transmitting a biometric authentication request from a server to a workstation when the state of the communications device is enrolled. Additionally, the method includes obtaining biometric authentication data in accordance with a biometric authentication data capture request with the communications device, biometrically authenticating the user, generating a one-time pass-phrase and storing the one-time pass-phrase on the authentication system when the user is authenticated, comparing the transmitted one-time pass-phrase against the stored one-time pass-phrase, and conducting the transaction when the transmitted and stored one-time pass-phrases match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Conor Robert White, Michael Peirce, Jason Scott Cramer, Chet Bradford Steiner, Suzanna Diebes
  • Publication number: 20110188709
    Abstract: A method of text-based authentication that accounts for positional variability of biometric features between captured biometric data samples includes capturing biometric data for a desired biometric type from an individual, and processing the captured biometric data to generate a biometric image and a biometric feature template. A selected conversion algorithm is executed by superimposing a positional relationship medium on the biometric image. The positional relationship medium includes a plurality of cells textually describable with words derivable from the positional relationship medium. The positions of biometric features are permitted to vary in overlapping border regions within the positional relationship medium. The method also includes identifying the position of at least one biometric feature within the overlapping border regions and generating a plurality of words for the at least one biometric feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Michael Peirce, Conor Robert White
  • Publication number: 20110035788
    Abstract: A method of authenticating users to reduce transaction risks includes indicating a desire to conduct a transaction, inputting information in a workstation, and determining whether the inputted information is known. Moreover, the method includes determining a state of a communications device when the inputted information is known, and transmitting a biometric authentication request from a server to an authentication system when the state of the communications device is enrolled. Additionally, the method includes obtaining biometric authentication data in accordance with a biometric authentication data capture request with the communications device, biometrically authenticating the user, generating a one-time pass-phrase and storing the one-time pass-phrase on the authentication system when the user is authenticated, comparing the transmitted one-time pass-phrase against the stored one-time pass-phrase, and conducting the transaction when the transmitted and stored one-time pass-phrases match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Conor Robert White, Michael Peirce, Jason Scott Cramer, Chet Bradford Steiner, Suzanna Diebes
  • Patent number: 7865937
    Abstract: A method of authenticating users to reduce transaction risks includes indicating a desire to conduct a transaction and determining whether the transaction requires access to protected resources. Moreover, the method determines whether inputted information is known, determines a state of a communications device when the inputted information is known, and transmits a biometric authentication request from a server to an authentication system when the state of the communications device is enrolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Conor Robert White, Michael Peirce, Jason Scott Cramer, Chet Bradford Steiner, Suzanna Diebes
  • Patent number: 7685629
    Abstract: A method of authenticating users to reduce transaction risks includes indicating a desire to conduct a transaction and determining whether the transaction requires access to protected resources. Moreover, the method determines whether inputted information is known, determines a state of a communications device when the inputted information is known, and transmits a biometric authentication request from a server to an authentication system when the state of the communications device is enrolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Daon Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Conor Robert White, Michael Peirce, Jason Scott Cramer, Chet Bradford Steiner, Suzanna Diebes