Patents by Inventor Hans Sowa

Hans Sowa 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: 20080013736
    Abstract: A plurality of infrastructure system devices other than a mobile station is divided into a plurality of pools. An intrakey is utilized to encrypt messages passed between infrastructure system devices in the same pool, and an interkey is utilized to encrypt messages passed between infrastructure system devices of different pools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: HANS SOWA, DANIEL MCDONALD, DAVID CHATER-LEA, SCOTT PAPPAS, JASON JOHUR, DENNIS NEWKIRK, RANDY KREMSKE, WALTER ANDERSON, GLENN WALTON
  • Publication number: 20080013734
    Abstract: A first infrastructure system device other than a mobile station generates an encryption key and encrypts the encryption key with a first intrakey associated with a first zone that includes a second infrastructure system device other than a mobile station, yielding a first encrypted encryption key. The first intrakey is used only by infrastructure system devices other than a mobile station for encrypting at least the encryption key prior to transport within the first zone. The first infrastructure system device forwards the first encrypted encryption key to the second infrastructure system device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: HANS SOWA, DANIEL MCDONALD, DAVID CHATER-LEA, SCOTT PAPPAS, JASON JOHUR, DENNIS NEWKIRK, RANDY KREMSKE, WALTER ANDERSON, GLEN WALTON
  • Publication number: 20080013735
    Abstract: A home location register stores key material related to mobile stations associated with the home location register. A first visited location register associated with a first site in a first zone stores key material related to a first mobile station of the mobile stations associated with the home location register. When the first mobile station roams to a second site in a second zone associated with a second visited location register, the key material related to the first mobile station is encrypted with an interkey, yielding encrypted key material, wherein the interkey is used only by infrastructure system devices other than a mobile station for encrypting at least the key material for transport between at least the first and second zones. The encrypted key material is forwarded to the second visited location register.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Hans Sowa, Daniel McDonald, David Chater-Lea, Scott Pappas, Jason Johur, Dennis Newkirk, Randy Kremske, Walter Anderson, Glenn Walton
  • Publication number: 20080013740
    Abstract: A first infrastructure system device other than a mobile station generates key material and forwards the key material to a second infrastructure system device other than a mobile station. A determination is made as to whether a mobile station for which the key material is directed is active on the system, and if so the key material is forwarded to a base station where the mobile station is active. The base station forwards the key material to the mobile station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: HANS SOWA, DANIEL MCDONALD, DAVID CHATER-LEA, SCOTT PAPPAS, JASON JOHUR, DENNIS NEWKIRK, RANDY KREMSKE, WALTER ANDERSON, GLEN WALTON
  • Publication number: 20080013737
    Abstract: A plurality of encryption keys is generated, and each encryption key is associated with one geographical area of a plurality of geographical areas. Each encryption key is forwarded to one or more base stations in the geographical area associated with the encryption key. At least one of the plurality of geographical areas that is adjacent to a first geographical area is determined, yielding one or more adjacent geographical areas, and an encryption key for at least one of the one or more adjacent geographical areas is forwarded to at least one base station covering the first geographical area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: HANS SOWA, DANIEL MCDONALD, DAVID CHATER-LEA, SCOTT PAPPAS, JASON JOHUR, DENNIS NEWKIRK, RANDY KREMSKE, WALTER ANDERSON, GLEN WALTON
  • Publication number: 20070098171
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an authentication request from a mobile station (401) and determining whether to forward the request to an authentication agent. When it is determined to forward the request, the request is forwarded to the authentication agent (107). A random number and a random seed are received from the authentication agent (107). The random number and the random seed are forwarded to the mobile station (401). A response to the random number and the random seed from the mobile station (401) is received and forwarded to the authentication agent (107). The authentication agent (107) compares the response with an expected response. When the authentication agent (107) authenticates the mobile station (401), a derived cipher key is received from the authentication agent (107).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: HANS SOWA, DANIEL MCDONALD, DAVID CHATER-LEA, SCOTT PAPPAS, JASON JOHUR, DENNIS NEWKIRK, RANDY KREMSKE, WALTER ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20070101141
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an authentication request from a mobile station (401) and determining whether to forward the request to an authentication agent. When it is determined to forward the request, the request is forwarded to the authentication agent (107). A random number and a random seed are received from the authentication agent (107). The random number and the random seed are forwarded to the mobile station (401). A response to the random number and the random seed from the mobile station (401) is received and forwarded to the authentication agent (107). The authentication agent (107) compares the response with an expected response. When the authentication agent (107) authenticates the mobile station (401), a derived cipher key is received from the authentication agent (107).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: HANS SOWA, DANIEL MCDONALD, DAVID CHATER-LEA, SCOTT PAPPAS, JASON JOHUR, DENNIS NEWKIRK, RANDY KREMSKE, WALTER ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20060233371
    Abstract: Roaming encryption key rekeying apparatus and method comprising a first system key management facility that communicates to a communication unit roaming information is disclosed. The roaming information is encrypted using a first encryption scheme that is decipherable by the communication unit. Further, the first system key management facility communicates to a second system key management facility the roaming information. In this communication, the roaming information is encrypted as a function of a second encryption scheme that is decipherable by the second system key management facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Hans Sowa, Michael Bright, Chris Kruegel, Thomas Senese, Timothy Woodward