Patents by Inventor Paul Roy Kennedy

Paul Roy Kennedy 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: 6084968
    Abstract: Apparatus and a method are described for providing for multiple secure functions in a host or wireless radiotelephone. Access to the functionality of the radiotelephone is provided by means of a smart card or security token features contained therein. The determination of the secure function which is accessed is determined by encrypted credential information carried in the smart card. The smart card may be used for numerous applications, but is particularly useful in conjunction with radiotelephone devices having a plurality of secure communication levels. The radiotelephone device will activate the secure levels based on the security level algorithm carried in the smart card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Roy Kennedy, Timothy Gerard Hall, Douglas Allen Hardy
  • Patent number: 6084967
    Abstract: Apparatus and a method are described for providing a security token. The security token may be used for numerous applications, but is particularly useful in conjunction with radiotelephone devices having secure functions. In accordance with the invention the user must insert a PIN and utter sounds. The radiotelephone device will activate the secure functions only if the PIN is correct and the sounds uttered are authenticated against voice feature vectors stores it the token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Roy Kennedy, Timothy Gerard Hall, William Chunhung Yip
  • Patent number: 5903603
    Abstract: A secure communications system (501) including a local digital terminal (510) coupled to an interworking function (538). The interworking function (538) couples the digital radio network (121) to a PSTN (542, 546, 548) and a remote analog communication terminal (552). The system (501) includes a novel method of establishing an end-to-end communication channel between local digital (510) and remote analog (552) terminals wherein the local digital terminal establishes (510) a direct digital channel (121) between itself (510) and the interworking function (538) and transmits a message describing its signaling capabilities to the interworking function (538). The interworking function (538) then trains its modem with the modem of the remote analog terminal (552) such that signaling capabilities of the local digital terminal (510) and the remote analog terminal (552) are not violated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Roy Kennedy, William Chun-Hung Yip, Timothy Gerard Hall