Patents by Inventor Edward H. Frank

Edward H. Frank 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: 20200153624
    Abstract: A biometric scanner apparatus comprising a biometric sensor configured to scan at least a biological sample and receive a unique biometric pattern, a secret data extractor configured to receive the unique biometric pattern from the biometric sensor and generate an output comprising a sample-specific secret, and a sample identifier circuit communicatively connected to the secret data extractor wherein the sample identifier circuit is configured to produce at least an output comprising a secure proof of the sample-specific secret.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Christian Wentz, Edward H. Frank
  • Patent number: 9936384
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that use smartcards, such as subscriber identity module (SIM) cards to provide secure functions for a mobile client. One embodiment of the invention provides a mobile communication network system that includes a mobile network, a mobile terminal, a server coupled to the mobile terminal via the mobile network, and a subscriber identity module (SIM) card coupled to the mobile terminal. The SIM card includes a first key and a second key. The first key is used to authenticate an intended user of the mobile terminal to the mobile network. Upon successful authentication of the intended user to the mobile network, the mobile terminal downloads a function offered from the server through the mobile network. The second key is then used by the mobile terminal to authenticate the intended user to the downloaded function so that the intended user can utilize the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Edward H. Frank, Mark Buer, Jeyhan Karaoguz
  • Patent number: 9668299
    Abstract: A novel solution is presented in which a MAC (Medium Access Controller) is implemented that includes multiple functionality types. This MAC may include functionality supporting communication according to one or more of the IEEE 802.11 WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) related standards and also to one or more of the standards generated by the IEEE 802.15.3 PAN (Personal Area Network) working group. By providing this dual functionality of a multi-mode WLAN/PAN MAC, a communication device may adaptively change the manner in which it communicates with other communication devices. For example, in an effort to maximize throughput and overall efficiency of communication within a communication system, certain of the various devices may change from using the WLAN related standards to using the PAN related standards, and vice versa, based on any one or more of a variety of operational parameters including system configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, Eric J. Ojard, Edward H. Frank
  • Patent number: 9609024
    Abstract: A mobile device capable of performing a plurality of functions. The mobile device includes a memory for storing a plurality of different security policies; an input device for invoking a function from the plurality of functions by a user; a processor for assigning a first security policy from the stored plurality of security policies to the invoked function; and a security module for requiring the user to satisfy the assigned first security policy, before the invoked function is performed by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: NXP, B.V.
    Inventor: Edward H. Frank
  • Publication number: 20160086203
    Abstract: In order to conduct a poll, a computer system (such as a server) identifies a subset of users based on their current locations, the current time and/or predefined profiles of the users (which specify user preferences and demographic information). Then, the computer system provides, to the portable electronic devices (such as cellular telephones) associated with the identified subset of the users, the poll with a query and predefined potential answers. Next, the computer system receives, from at least a subset of the portable electronic devices, responses to the poll, where a given response includes at least one of the predefined potential answers as a selected answer. Furthermore, the computer system may perform one or more additional operations based on the given response. For example, the computer system may provide a results summary of the selected answers received from other portable electronic devices associated with the subset of the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: Brilliant Lime, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Dove, Edward H. Frank
  • Publication number: 20160086204
    Abstract: In order to facilitate user navigation through information, a computer system (such as a server) provides polls to portable electronic devices (such as cellular telephones) associated with users, where a given poll includes a query and predefined potential answers. Then, the computer system receives, from at least a subset of the portable electronic devices, responses to the polls, where a given response includes at least one of the predefined potential answers as a selected answer. Moreover, based on the received responses and response histories (with responses to one or more previous polls) for a subset of the users associated with at least the subset of the portable electronic devices, the computer system identifies links to the information. Next, the computer system provides the links to the information to at least the subset of the portable electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: Brilliant Lime, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E Dove, Edward H Frank
  • Publication number: 20160086205
    Abstract: In order to conduct polls that are responded to by a target audience, a computer system (such as a server) provides portable electronic devices (such as cellular telephones) associated with users, different versions of a poll, where a given version of the poll includes a query and predefined potential answers. Then, the computer system receives, from at least a subset of the portable electronic devices, responses to the versions of the poll, where a given response includes at least one of the predefined potential answers as a selected answer. Moreover, based on profiles of a subset of the users associated with at least the subset of the portable electronic devices and information specifying the target audience of the poll, the computer system calculates the bias. Furthermore, the computer system performs remedial action based on the calculated bias to correct for the bias in the poll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: BRILLIANT LIME, INC.
    Inventors: Michael E Dove, Edward H Frank
  • Publication number: 20160078435
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that use smartcards, such as subscriber identity module (SIM) cards to provide secure functions for a mobile client. One embodiment of the invention provides a mobile communication network system that includes a mobile network, a mobile terminal, a server coupled to the mobile terminal via the mobile network, and a subscriber identity module (SIM) card coupled to the mobile terminal. The SIM card includes a first key and a second key. The first key is used to authenticate an intended user of the mobile terminal to the mobile network. Upon successful authentication of the intended user to the mobile network, the mobile terminal downloads a function offered from the server through the mobile network. The second key is then used by the mobile terminal to authenticate the intended user to the downloaded function so that the intended user can utilize the function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Edward H. Frank, Mark Buer, Jeyhan Karaoguz
  • Patent number: 9215593
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that use smartcards, such as subscriber identity module (SIM) cards to provide secure functions for a mobile client. One embodiment of the invention provides a mobile communication network system that includes a mobile network, a mobile terminal, a server coupled to the mobile terminal via the mobile network, and a subscriber identity module (SIM) card coupled to the mobile terminal. The SIM card includes a first key and a second key. The first key is used to authenticate an intended user of the mobile terminal to the mobile network. Upon successful authentication of the intended user to the mobile network, the mobile terminal downloads a function offered from the server through the mobile network. The second key is then used by the mobile terminal to authenticate the intended user to the downloaded function so that the intended user can utilize the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward H. Frank, Mark Buer, Jeyhan Karaoguz
  • Publication number: 20150358354
    Abstract: A mobile device capable of performing a plurality of functions. The mobile device includes a memory for storing a plurality of different security policies; an input device for invoking a function from the plurality of functions by a user; a processor for assigning a first security policy from the stored plurality of security policies to the invoked function; and a security module for requiring the user to satisfy the assigned first security policy, before the invoked function is performed by the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Edward H. FRANK
  • Patent number: 9125303
    Abstract: One embodiment of a power supply input routing apparatus can include a multilayer printed circuit board configured to accept only an alternating current (AC) line voltage, return and ground signals. The AC power jumper board can advantageously route AC power from one section of the power supply to another without burdening the power supply design with extra layer requirements or negatively increasing power supply area. Embodiments including an electronic device having a power supply as above are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin S. Fetterman, Kathleen A. Bergeron, John Douglas Field, Edward H. Frank, Michelle R. Goldberg, Harsha Lakshmanan, Manisha P. Pandya, Bharat K. Patel, Deborah Claire Sharrah, Steve Xing-Fu Zhou
  • Patent number: 9032192
    Abstract: A mobile device capable of performing a plurality of functions. The mobile device includes a memory for storing a plurality of different security policies; an input device for invoking a function from the plurality of functions by a user; a processor for assigning a first security policy from the stored plurality of security policies to the invoked function; and a security module for requiring the user to satisfy the assigned first security policy, before the invoked function is performed by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Edward H. Frank
  • Patent number: 9025582
    Abstract: A Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system based upon peer-to-peer communications. A wireless terminal for peer-to-peer communications acts either as a WLAN master or as a WLAN slave. When the wireless terminal acts a master, the wireless terminal undertakes mastering duties that include transmitting a beacon interval in the frame cycle. When the wireless terminal is not tethered to a power source, mastering duties alternate according to a round-robin WLAN mastering cycle, wherein the wireless terminal acts the WLAN master during at least one frame cycle and acts the WLAN slave during other frame cycles to conserve an untethered power source of the wireless terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Palm, Edward H. Frank, Bruce E. Edwards, Jason A. Trachewsky
  • Patent number: 8909932
    Abstract: A secure digital system including a number of ICs that exchange data among each other. Each of the ICs includes a key generator for generating a cipher key; a memory for securely storing the generated cipher key; an authenticating module for authenticating neighboring ICs of a respective IC; an encryption module for encrypting data communicated from the respective IC to the neighboring ICs; and a decryption module for decrypting data received from the neighboring ICs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Mark L. Buer, Edward H. Frank
  • Patent number: 8856529
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide secure functions for a mobile client. A circuit may include a memory configured to store a server access key and a first function authentication key. The circuit may also include authentication circuitry configured to access the server access key to authenticate access to a server to download a function capsule comprising a first function and to access the first function authentication key to authenticate use of the first function of the function capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Edward H. Frank, Mark Buer, Jeyhan Karaoguz
  • Publication number: 20140280960
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dynamically allocating resources to a plurality of controllers are disclosed. In one embodiment, the controllers comprise multiple types of Universal Serial Bus compliant controllers. When a USB-compliant device is detected, one or more determinations are made regarding the detected device such as the supported data transfer speed capabilities. Based on the one or more determinations, the device is directed to an appropriate controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Arulchandran Paramasivam, Barry Twycross, Edward H. Frank, Eric W. Anderson, Fernando A. Urbina, Steven J. Sfarzo, William O. Ferry
  • Patent number: 8798121
    Abstract: A circuit includes a first wireless interface circuit that communicates packetized data to a first external device in accordance with a first wireless communication protocol. A second wireless interface circuit communicates packetized data to a second external device in accordance with a second wireless communication protocol. A plurality of signal lines communicate at least four lines of cooperation data between the first wireless interface circuit and the second wireless interface circuit, wherein the cooperation data relates to cooperate transceiving in a common frequency spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Prasanna Desai, Mark Gonikberg, Brima B. Ibrahim, Edward H. Frank
  • Patent number: 8768253
    Abstract: Synchronized UWB piconets for SOP (Simultaneously Operating Piconet) performance. A common backbone (either wired or wireless) is employed that provides a common CLK (clock signal) to all of the various PNCs (piconet coordinators) of various piconets that may operate within a sufficiently close region such that interference could undesirably occur. By providing a very reliable CLK signal from a common backbone to all of the PNCs of the various piconets operating within a substantially close proximity to one another, very precise synchronization may be ensured for all of the communications performed therein. The various piconets may then even operate using TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access)—whose performance would be substantially compromised without effective synchronization. In addition, combined TFC (time frequency code) and TDMA may also be employed to support the communications therein thereby providing even another degree of orthogonality that provided by TDMA alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, Eric J. Ojard, Edward H. Frank
  • Publication number: 20140106714
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide secure functions for a mobile client. A circuit may include a memory configured to store a server access key and a first function authentication key. The circuit may also include authentication circuitry configured to access the server access key to authenticate access to a server to download a function capsule comprising a first function and to access the first function authentication key to authenticate use of the first function of the function capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Edward H. Frank, Mark Buer, Jeyhan Karaoguz
  • Publication number: 20140050322
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides a mobile communication network architecture that includes a first base station (e.g., a first base station controller and/or a first transceiver station), a second base station a second base station controller and/or a second transceiver station), a mobile client, and a server coupled to the mobile client via either the first base station controller or the second base station. The first base station is coupled to an authentication center that authenticates an intended user so that the user can communicate a message between the mobile client and the server via the first base station. A credential (or status) of the authentication made at the authentication center is then transmitted from the first base station to the second base station when the mobile client moves to utilize the second base station to communicate with the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward H. FRANK, Mark Buer, Jeyhan Karoguz