Patents by Inventor Donald Houston Graham, III

Donald Houston Graham, III 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: 20200304318
    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: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: David William Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn Lori Boudett, Russell S. Dietz, James Jones, Jamie Lynn Juarez
  • Publication number: 20200236095
    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: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190296919
    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: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz, Kent William Stacy
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180332014
    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: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180183610
    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: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz, Kent William Stacy
  • Publication number: 20180006829
    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: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz, Kent William Stacy
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170331633
    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: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Publication number: 20170324717
    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: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: David W. Kravitz, Donald Houston Graham, III, Josselyn L. Boudett, Russell S. Dietz
  • Publication number: 20170279620
    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: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    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: 20170201385
    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: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    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