Patents by Inventor Craig M. Brown

Craig M. Brown 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).

  • Patent number: 9942750
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus, system, and method to decrypt an encrypted account credential at a second device that is received from a first device. The second device may receive a first share of a master key and the encrypted account credential from the first device. The second device may reconstruct the master key with the first share of the master key and a second share of the master key stored at the second device. The second device may decrypt the encrypted account credential with the reconstructed master key. Based upon the decrypted account credential, the second device may be enabled to access an account based upon the decrypted account credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Cameron A. McDonald, Matthew C. Duggan, Craig M. Brown
  • Patent number: 9541630
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to determining a change in position of a location marker. In an aspect, it is determined whether the location marker is in a motion state or a static state using sensors integrated into the location marker, in response to the determining, one or more reachable nodes are discovered, and distance measurements are calculated from the location marker to each of the one or more reachable nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Craig M. Brown, Michael W. Paddon, James A. Christopher, Anthony D. Moriarty
  • Patent number: 9251253
    Abstract: Methods and systems for indexing patent related prior art citations are disclosed. Electronic documents can be obtained from one or more patent information systems. An OCR process can be performed on some of the electronic documents. Citations within the documents can be identified and compared to a trusted records list. The citations can be associated with one or more predetermined categories. For example, citations can be categorized into groups such as when a reference is cited (e.g., with original filing, pre and post allowance), who provided the reference (e.g., cited by the applicant, or the examiner), and how the reference is characterized (e.g., statutory basis, combination of references). The citations and corresponding categories can be output to a user or made available for subsequent processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Craig M. Brown, Michael William Paddon, Guy Perry
  • Patent number: 9191862
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing transmissions of a mobile device are described herein. An example of a mobile device described herein includes an environment monitor module configured to perform one or more observations of a local environment associated with the mobile device, a connectivity tracker module communicatively coupled to the environment monitor module and configured to determine whether the one or more observations indicate wireless connectivity of the mobile device has been restored, and a retransmit timeout (RTO) manager module communicatively coupled to the connectivity tracker module and configured to reset at least one RTO value of the mobile device if the wireless connectivity of the mobile device has been determined to be restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael W. Paddon, Craig M. Brown
  • Patent number: 9106623
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for performing bulk transmissions of information (e.g., emergency information, etc.) while preserving user privacy. An example mobile device described herein includes an information aggregation module configured to compile first information associated with the device, the first information including location-related information, an encryption module communicatively coupled to the information aggregation module and configured to encrypt the first information using at least one session key, and a transmitter communicatively coupled to the encryption module and configured to transmit encrypted first information to at least one receiver prior to a triggering event and to transmit the at least one session key to the at least one receiver after the triggering event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael W. Paddon, Craig M. Brown, Craig W. Northway, Jessica M. Purser
  • Patent number: 8943571
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for protecting a single sign-on domain from credential leakage. In the method, an authentication server provides an authentication cookie to a browser client. The cookie has at least one user authentication credential for the domain, and is associated with an authentication subdomain of the domain. The server receives the cookie from the browser client. Upon authentication of the user authentication credential in the received cookie, the server responds to the access request by forwarding, to the browser client, a limited-use cookie for the domain. The server receives a request from the content server to validate a session identifier of the limited-use cookie received from the browser client. Upon validation of the session identifier of the limited-use cookie, the server provides a valid session message to the content server for enabling the content server to forward requested content to the browser client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael W. Paddon, Jessica M. Flanagan, Craig M. Brown
  • Patent number: 8886157
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method to locate a mobile device in an emergency situation. The mobile device includes a display device, a user interface to receive an emergency mode request from a user, and a processor. The processor may be configured to execute instructions to implement an emergency mode process based upon the receipt of the emergency mode request from the user. The emergency mode process is implemented to: monitor received signals to locate a base station, wherein, once a base station is located, a short emergency message is transmitted to the base station including the location of the mobile device. The emergency mode process is further implemented to: monitor received signals to receive an acknowledgement signal from the base station; and reduce a plurality of first non-essential functions of the mobile device to reduce power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Philip Michael Hawkes, Miriam M. Wiggers De Vries, Craig M. Brown, Alexander Gantman, Jessica M. Purser, Cameron A. McDonald, Craig W. Northway, Michael W. Paddon
  • Patent number: 8886152
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for overriding battery discharge protection in a mobile communication device in the presence of an emergency communication. The method of overriding battery discharge protection in a mobile communication device comprises determining a measured battery voltage; determining an excess battery discharge condition, wherein further battery discharge will result in an impaired ability to recharge a battery; detecting an emergency communication state; disabling battery discharge protection in response to the emergency communication state; and continuing discharge of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael W. Paddon, Craig M. Brown, Craig W. Northway, Jessica M. Purser
  • Publication number: 20140235263
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to determining a change in position of a location marker. In an aspect, it is determined whether the location marker is in a motion state or a static state using sensors integrated into the location marker, in response to the determining, one or more reachable nodes are discovered, and distance measurements are calculated from the location marker to each of the one or more reachable nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Craig M. BROWN, Michael W. Paddon, James A. Christopher, Anthony D. Moriarty
  • Publication number: 20140195540
    Abstract: Methods and systems for indexing patent related prior art citations are disclosed. Electronic documents can be obtained from one or more patent information systems. An OCR process can be performed on some of the electronic documents. Citations within the documents can be identified and compared to a trusted records list. The citations can be associated with one or more predetermined categories. For example, citations can be categorized into groups such as when a reference is cited (e.g., with original filing, pre and post allowance), who provided the reference (e.g., cited by the applicant, or the examiner), and how the reference is characterized (e.g., statutory basis, combination of references). The citations and corresponding categories can be output to a user or made available for subsequent processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Craig M. BROWN, Michael William PADDON, Guy PERRY
  • Patent number: 8704676
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus, system, and method to utilize road markers to control vehicle speeds. The road markers may be commanded to emit a light for a pre-determined period of time. Further, the road markers may be controlled such that they are commanded to emit the light based upon a timing sequence associated with a desired speed so that the road markers emit light in a strobe pattern. In this way, if a vehicle is traveling at the desired speed, then the strobe pattern appears static to a driver of the vehicle. Additionally, a message may be transmitted from a traffic authority to increase or decrease the timing sequence of the strobe pattern to increase or decrease the speed to the desired speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Philip Hawkes, Craig M. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140032424
    Abstract: Systems and methods for protecting digital assets associated with a computing device are described herein. An example of a method according to the disclosure includes assigning at least one asset worth value to respective digital assets associated with a device, computing at least one device worth value using the at least one asset worth value assigned to the digital assets associated with the device, identifying at least one device worth value threshold, performing a comparison of the at least one device worth value to the at least one worth value threshold, and initiating at least one action with respect to the digital assets associated with the device based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Philip Michael HAWKES, Alexander GANTMAN, Cameron A. MC Donald, Miriam M. WIGGERS DE VRIES, Craig W. NORTHWAY, Craig M. BROWN
  • Publication number: 20130344842
    Abstract: Techniques for transferring device-related content between mobile devices in low coverage areas are provided. In emergency situations, various information (e.g., current location coordinates, time-stamp, location history, sensor measurements and other device-related or network-related information) may be useful to emergency services. However, this information may be difficult to provide to an external server in areas of low or no cellular coverage. Thus, provided techniques enable mobile devices to communicate with each other in low coverage areas to build up a history of information that may be useful in an emergency situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: QUAL COMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Cameron A. McDonald, Craig M. Brown, Jessica M. Flanagan
  • Patent number: 8577809
    Abstract: Systems and methods for protecting digital assets associated with a computing device are described herein. An example of a method according to the disclosure includes assigning at least one asset worth value to respective digital assets associated with a device, computing at least one device worth value using the at least one asset worth value assigned to the digital assets associated with the device, identifying at least one device worth value threshold, performing a comparison of the at least one device worth value to the at least one worth value threshold, and initiating at least one action with respect to the digital assets associated with the device based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Philip Hawkes, Alexander Gantman, Cameron A. McDonald, Miriam M. Wiggers De Vries, Craig W. Northway, Craig M. Brown
  • Patent number: 8433843
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for protecting sensitive data in a storage device having wear leveling. In the method, a write command, with an associated sensitive write signal indicating that sensitive data is associated with the write command, is received. The sensitive data is further associated with at least one address pointing to a storage location within an initial physical storage block. The write command is executed by writing to at least one storage location within an available physical storage block, pointing the at least one address to the at least one storage location within the available physical storage block, and erasing the initial physical storage block to complete execution of the write command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael W. Paddon, Craig M. Brown, Philip Michael Hawkes
  • Publication number: 20130086656
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for protecting a single sign-on domain from credential leakage. In the method, an authentication server provides an authentication cookie to a browser client. The cookie has at least one user authentication credential for the domain, and is associated with an authentication subdomain of the domain. The server receives the cookie from the browser client. Upon authentication of the user authentication credential in the received cookie, the server responds to the access request by forwarding, to the browser client, a limited-use cookie for the domain. The server receives a request from the content server to validate a session identifier of the limited-use cookie received from the browser client. Upon validation of the session identifier of the limited-use cookie, the server provides a valid session message to the content server for enabling the content server to forward requested content to the browser client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael W. Paddon, Jessica M. Flanagan, Craig M. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130058231
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing transmissions of a mobile device are described herein. An example of a mobile device described herein includes an environment monitor module configured to perform one or more observations of a local environment associated with the mobile device, a connectivity tracker module communicatively coupled to the environment monitor module and configured to determine whether the one or more observations indicate wireless connectivity of the mobile device has been restored, and a retransmit timeout (RTO) manager module communicatively coupled to the connectivity tracker module and configured to reset at least one RTO value of the mobile device if the wireless connectivity of the mobile device has been determined to be restored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael W. PADDON, Craig M. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130038461
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus, system, and method to utilize road markers to control vehicle speeds. The road markers may be commanded to emit a light for a pre-determined period of time. Further, the road markers may be controlled such that they are commanded to emit the light based upon a timing sequence associated with a desired speed so that the road markers emit light in a strobe pattern. In this way, if a vehicle is traveling at the desired speed, then the strobe pattern appears static to a driver of the vehicle. Additionally, a message may be transmitted from a traffic authority to increase or decrease the timing sequence of the strobe pattern to increase or decrease the speed to the desired speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Philip Hawkes, Craig M. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130006868
    Abstract: Systems and methods for protecting digital assets associated with a computing device are described herein. An example of a method according to the disclosure includes assigning at least one asset worth value to respective digital assets associated with a device, computing at least one device worth value using the at least one asset worth value assigned to the digital assets associated with the device, identifying at least one device worth value threshold, performing a comparison of the at least one device worth value to the at least one worth value threshold, and initiating at least one action with respect to the digital assets associated with the device based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Philip HAWKES, Alexander Gantman, Cameron A. McDonald, Miriam M. Wiggers De Vries, Craig W. Northway, Craig M. Brown
  • Publication number: 20120284511
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for performing bulk transmissions of information (e.g., emergency information, etc.) while preserving user privacy. An example mobile device described herein includes an information aggregation module configured to compile first information associated with the device, the first information including location-related information, an encryption module communicatively coupled to the information aggregation module and configured to encrypt the first information using at least one session key, and a transmitter communicatively coupled to the encryption module and configured to transmit encrypted first information to at least one receiver prior to a triggering event and to transmit the at least one session key to the at least one receiver after the triggering event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael W. PADDON, Craig M. BROWN, Craig W. NORTHWAY, Jessica M. PURSER