Patents by Inventor Rolando D. Somma

Rolando D. Somma 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: 20200266977
    Abstract: Multiple bit values can be encoded on a single photon in a quantum key distribution (QKD) system using a plurality of sidebands of an optical carrier frequency. Computational and conjugate bases can be defined, and photons decoded based on a selected state from either basis. If n sidebands are available, as many as log2n bits can be encoded on a single photon. Errors in detected bit values due to selection of an incorrect basis state or other errors can be at least partially corrected by bit distillation to identity bit strings for which a transmitter and a receiver record the same values, without insecure transmission of these values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Triad National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Jane E. Nordholt, Richard J. Hughes, Raymond T. Newell, Charles G. Peterson, Rolando D. Somma
  • Patent number: 10587402
    Abstract: Multiple bit values can be encoded on a single photon in a quantum key distribution (QKD) system using a plurality of sidebands of an optical carrier frequency. Computational and conjugate bases can be defined, and photons decoded based on a selected state from either basis. If n sidebands are available, as many as log2 n bits can be encoded on a single photon. Errors in detected bit values due to selection of an incorrect basis state or other errors can be at least partially corrected by bit distillation to identity bit strings for which a transmitter and a receiver record the same values, without insecure transmission of these values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Triad National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Jane E. Nordholt, Richard J. Hughes, Raymond T. Newell, Charles G. Peterson, Rolando D. Somma
  • Publication number: 20180343116
    Abstract: Multiple bit values can be encoded on a single photon in a quantum key distribution (QKD) system using a plurality of sidebands of an optical carrier frequency. Computational and conjugate bases can be defined, and photons decoded based on a selected state from either basis. If n sidebands are available, as many as log2 n bits can be encoded on a single photon. Errors in detected bit values due to selection of an incorrect basis state or other errors can be at least partially corrected by bit distillation to identity bit strings for which a transmitter and a receiver record the same values, without insecure transmission of these values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Jane E. Nordholt, Richard J. Hughes, Raymond T. Newell, Charles G. Peterson, Rolando D. Somma
  • Patent number: 10044504
    Abstract: Multiple bit values can be encoded on a single photon in a quantum key distribution (QKD) system using a plurality of sidebands of an optical carrier frequency. Computational and conjugate bases can be defined, and photons decoded based on a selected state from either basis. If n sidebands are available, as many as log2n bits can be encoded on a single photon. Errors in detected bit values due to selection of an incorrect basis state or other errors can be at least partially corrected by bit distillation to identity bit strings for which a transmitter and a receiver record the same values, without insecure transmission of these values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Jane E. Nordholt, Richard J. Hughes, Raymond T. Newell, Charles G. Peterson, Rolando D. Somma
  • Publication number: 20180198608
    Abstract: Multiple bit values can be encoded on a single photon in a quantum key distribution (QKD) system using a plurality of sidebands of an optical carrier frequency. Computational and conjugate bases can be defined, and photons decoded based on a selected state from either basis. If n sidebands are available, as many as log2 n bits can be encoded on a single photon. Errors in detected bit values due to selection of an incorrect basis state or other errors can be at least partially corrected by bit distillation to identity bit strings for which a transmitter and a receiver record the same values, without insecure transmission of these values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Jane E. Nordholt, Richard J. Hughes, Raymond T. Newell, Charles G. Peterson, Rolando D. Somma
  • Patent number: 9887976
    Abstract: Multi-factor authentication using quantum communication (“QC”) includes stages for enrollment and identification. For example, a user enrolls for multi-factor authentication that uses QC with a trusted authority. The trusted authority transmits device factor information associated with a user device (such as a hash function) and user factor information associated with the user (such as an encrypted version of a user password). The user device receives and stores the device factor information and user factor information. For multi-factor authentication that uses QC, the user device retrieves its stored device factor information and user factor information, then transmits the user factor information to the trusted authority, which also retrieves its stored device factor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Richard John Hughes, Charles Glen Peterson, James T. Thrasher, Jane E. Nordholt, Jon T. Yard, Raymond Thorson Newell, Rolando D. Somma
  • Publication number: 20150222619
    Abstract: Multi-factor authentication using quantum communication (“QC”) includes stages for enrollment and identification. For example, a user enrolls for multi-factor authentication that uses QC with a trusted authority. The trusted authority transmits device factor information associated with a user device (such as a hash function) and user factor information associated with the user (such as an encrypted version of a user password). The user device receives and stores the device factor information and user factor information. For multi-factor authentication that uses QC, the user device retrieves its stored device factor information and user factor information, then transmits the user factor information to the trusted authority, which also retrieves its stored device factor information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC
    Inventors: Richard John Hughes, Charles Glen Peterson, James T. Thrasher, Jane E. Nordholt, Jon T. Yard, Raymond Thorson Newell, Rolando D. Somma