Intelligence Comparison For Controlling Patents (Class 340/5.1)
  • Patent number: 10291402
    Abstract: In a method for cryptographically processing data which are exchanged between a first unit and a control unit, a derived key is used in this process, which is derived from a secret key and an identifier. The exchanged data are encrypted using the derived key, and the exchanged data are encrypted in a tool chain, which provides the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Bjoern Kasper, Thorsten Schwepp, Andreas Soenkens
  • Patent number: 10271164
    Abstract: Provided are exemplary embodiments including a method for creating and using a personal encounter history using a communication device. The method involves the communication device receiving the transmission of a pseudo identifier from a proximal communication device where the pseudo identifier is associated with the user of the proximal communication device. Once received, the method continues with the wireless communication device requesting and receiving the actual identification of the user of the proximal communication device that is correlated with the pseudo identifier. The communication device includes a transceiver capable of communicating wirelessly with a mobile telecommunications network, a memory device and a processor. To ensure privacy, the processor is capable of receiving a pseudo identifier from a proximate communication device and then requesting an actual identification correlated with the pseudo identifier of the proximate communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Aaron
  • Patent number: 10263432
    Abstract: A method for wireless power transmission is provided. The method comprising emitting, by a first antenna element of a transmitter, a first signal comprising a plurality of wireless power waves establishing a pocket of energy. The method further comprising emitting, by a second antenna element of the transmitter, a second signal different from the first signal. The second signal provides Wi-Fi access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Leabman, Gregory Scott Brewer
  • Patent number: 10212599
    Abstract: An electronic slave device that provides one or more services to master devices, can be registered with a single true-owner device and one or more co-owner devices. The true-owner device can set independent permissions for the slave device's services as being free (all can use), restricted (only true-owner and co-owners can use), or locked (only true-owner can use), and hide locked services from non-owner devices. In one commerce mode, the slave device is sold with the true-owner device. In another commerce mode, the slave device is sold separately and the initially requesting master device can be the true-owner device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Sonal Rattnam Sarthi
  • Patent number: 10198604
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting unauthorized tags are provided. A tag transmission report is received from a tag reader that receives wireless transmissions from a plurality of tags. A tag ID is determined for each tag of the plurality of tags in the tag transmission report. The determined tag IDs are compared to association information indicating associations between tag IDs. A notification is generated responsive to a comparison indicating that ones of the plurality of tags are not associated with other tags of the plurality of tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Johan Wadman, Peter Ljung
  • Patent number: 10199830
    Abstract: A method for controlling energy supply to different units includes receiving, by an aggregator, the demand request signal, and performing, by the aggregator, an allocation of the requested demand modification to the units based on a negotiating process with the units for minimizing an impact of the allocation on a future operation of another utility or of other utilities. Each unit is connected to multiple utilities for receiving enemy for operating its energy systems. A demand request signal is provided by at least one operational entity and/or by at least one utility for requesting a demand modification of a utility and/or of one form of energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maja Schwarz, Anett Schuelke, Mischa Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10200858
    Abstract: A Distributed management system for security of remote assets which provides security for widely distributed assets while at the same time providing great flexibility for a multiplicity of authorized persons without passcodes or personal keys to access multiple assets. The system has great flexibility by separating the lock and Key function and provides complete history of Key-Lock operations of the asset in real time scenario. The system gives a comprehensive solution to the static or mobile asset located at remote location to the owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Rajaram Lalgudi Natarajan, Srikrishna Marur Varadharajan
  • Patent number: 10190903
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to digital fishing net scales to determine the weight of a catch in the fishing net and to automatically record the weight. The present invention also relates to a system and method of automatically determining and recording the weight of a catch and catch related data, and to a system and method of generating fishing hotspot information. In particular, the present invention relates to digital scales that are communicatively connected to a system comprising a data store for automatically storing the weight of each catch/fish, and optionally for automatically storing related data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Lebedev
  • Patent number: 10186100
    Abstract: A system for securely transporting medications or other items. The system includes a central computer system and a number of lockable relay boxes. Each relay box further includes a software controlled lid unlockable upon authorization from the central computer system, a memory storing a globally unique electronically readable identifier, a sensor that can detect unauthorized forced entry to the relay box, and a display. The system also includes an electronic network over which the central computer system authorizes accesses to the interiors of the relay boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Omnicell, Inc.
    Inventors: John Foot, Paul Newby, Jeff Chang
  • Patent number: 10181323
    Abstract: A first voice input is detected and a first measure of confidence associated with the first voice input is determined. A message is received comprising a second measure of confidence associated with detection of the first voice input by a network device. A determination is made whether the first measure of confidence is greater than the second measure of confidence. Based on the determination that the first measure of confidence is greater than the second measure of confidence, a second voice input is sent to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SONOS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Beckhardt, Ted Lin
  • Patent number: 10171546
    Abstract: Provided is a content reproduction apparatus including a reproduction control unit that controls reproduction of a link-type content including a plurality of scenarios that each include content data and control information regarding reproduction of the content data, and a control information acquisition unit that acquires the control information. The reproduction control unit controls the reproduction of the link-type content by reproducing the content data in accordance with the control information including event information used to transition from a current scenario to another scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Naohisa Kitazato
  • Patent number: 10140795
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a food storage apparatus with improved security performance due to performing of a lock/unlock function from far away and a method of controlling the same. Also, provided are a food storage apparatus which allows a user far away to take appropriate measures by reporting approach of an unauthorized person, opening of a door, etc. or to check a thief or stolen food and a method of controlling the same. The food storage apparatus includes a body in which a storage space for storing food is formed, a door installed on the body to be openable, a locking unit which locks the door, a communication unit which communicates with an external terminal to receive a locking command, and a control unit which controls the locking unit to lock the door when the locking command is received from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do-Hyung Kim, Yoon Young Kim, Jung Yeob Kim, Ik Keun Kim, Chul Hee Kim, Dong Nyeol Ryu, Oun Gu Lee
  • Patent number: 10141967
    Abstract: A mobile device receives a message from a vehicle computing platform via remote process communication (RPC), updates an origin address of the message to indicate the mobile device, sends the message to a destination address of the message, receives a response message from the destination, updates a destination address of the response message to indicate the computing platform, and sends the response message to the computing platform via the RPC. A computing platform constructs a remote procedure call (RPC) message by a virtual network interface application for a request received from a vehicle application for a network protocol unsupported by a mobile device, and sends the RPC to the mobile device to cause the mobile device to update an origin address of the request to indicate the mobile device and send the request to a destination address of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pramita Mitra, Pietro Buttolo, Basavaraj Tonshal, Qianyi Wang, Gary Steven Strumolo, Kelly Lee Zechel, Brian Nash, Theodore Wingrove
  • Patent number: 10097971
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium that facilitates delivery of mobile-terminated short message service messages to a mobile station attached with a femtocell system are provided. A convergence server deployed in a core network receives a short message for short message service delivery to a mobile station attached with a femtocell system. If there is no active traffic channel with the mobile station, or if the short message is to be delivered to the mobile station via a paging channel, the femtocell system triggers an authentication process. The convergence server constructs a short message service delivery request message, transmits the short message service delivery request message to the femtocell system, and receives one of an acknowledgement and a negative acknowledgment regarding delivery of the short message to the mobile station. The convergence server thereafter notifies the message center of the acknowledgment or negative acknowledgement received thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: RED HAT, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Martin Edward Osborn
  • Patent number: 10081298
    Abstract: One variation of a method for renting a vehicle includes: receiving a signal from a fleet manager, the signal specifying a current availability of the vehicle for rent; updating a visual indicator arranged on the vehicle according to the signal, the visual indicator visually detectable from outside the vehicle; receiving identification information of a user proximal the vehicle; enabling access to the vehicle for the user in response to verification of the user as a driver of the vehicle; determining, through a sensor arranged within the vehicle, that the user is seated in a driver's seat within the vehicle; and enabling ignition of the vehicle for the user in response to determination that the user is seated in the driver's seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: John Stanfield, Clement Gires
  • Patent number: 10078959
    Abstract: Systems and methods for self-administering test to verify operation of various components within a hazard detection system are described herein. Users may be able interact with their mobile devices to control and monitor the results of test being administered by the hazard detection system. The mobile device may receive status updates from a central server that receives data from one or more hazard detection systems within a structure. The status information may be displayed on the user's device to inform the user of potential issues that any of his or her hazard detection systems may have.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Shiney Joseph Rossi, Nina F. Shih, Chikezie Ejiasi, Nicholas Unger Webb, Lauren Von Dehsen, Julia Deluliis
  • Patent number: 10074219
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses provide a system for making toll payments using toll payment equipment. The system may include a mobile computing device, a toll gateway, and an insurance company computing device. The mobile computing device (e.g., a phone) may be configured to communicate with the toll gateway when a vehicle carrying the mobile computing device passes through the toll gateway. The mobile computing may send a signal to the insurance company computing device to cause the insurance company computing device to pay an appropriate toll or discounted toll (if applicable). The insurance company may maintain an account for a customer from which toll payments are made. In addition, the insurance company computing device may collect information about the vehicle as it passes through the toll gateway. The insurance company computing device may use this information to determine an insurance-related value, such as an insurance premium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Wilson, Edward A. Biemer
  • Patent number: 10071678
    Abstract: Disclosed is an aerial lift, including: a lower portion with members for ground connection; a lifting structure; a platform supported by the lifting structure; and a lighting system. The aerial lift includes a control console on the platform, whose position is variable relative to the ground connection members. The lighting devices are arranged on the lower portion of the aerial lift and/or on the lifting structure or the platform and selectively generate light beams directed towards the ground and the immediate environment of the aerial lift, including at least partially an area beyond the edge of the members for connecting to the ground. The light beams are directed towards four sides, consisting of two opposing pairs of sides, of the aerial lift regardless of the position of the control console relative to the members for connecting to the ground. Also disclosed is a method for implementing such an aerial lift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HAULOTTE GROUP
    Inventors: Philippe Luminet, Sebastian Dittus
  • Patent number: 10064054
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium that facilitates processing of mobile-terminated voice calls for a mobile station attached with a femtocell system are provided. A convergence server deployed in a core network receives a call request for a mobile station attached with a femtocell system, performs validation of the mobile station against a subscriber profile maintained by the convergence server, transmits a Session Initiation Protocol Invite message to the femtocell system, receives a paging authentication request, and engages a mobile core network in an authentication process for the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: RED HAT, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Martin Edward Osborn
  • Patent number: 10061717
    Abstract: Techniques of protecting data involve storing a data structure in a data storage system that associates indices with respective keys. In this data structure, each index corresponds to a point in time when a respective key was put into effect. Each key may then be used to decrypt data stored in the data storage system that was encrypted during a time interval following the point in time when the respective key was put into effect, but before a later key was put into effect. During a key update process, a new key is put into effect and a new entry is created in the data structure that associates a new index with the new key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Lifeng Yang, Xinlei Xu, Jian Gao, Lili Chen, Changyu Feng
  • Patent number: 10052249
    Abstract: A patient support includes a frame, a patient support surface supported at the frame, a display incorporated into the frame, and a user interface incorporated into the frame. The patient support frame includes a controller incorporated into the frame, which has a plurality of prompts stored therein. The user interface is in communication with the controller and may be used to select a selected prompt from the plurality of prompts stored in the controller. When a prompt is selected, the controller generates a display image or text associated with the selected prompt at the display in response to a passage of time or an input to provide a visual prompt to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Derick Elliott, David Mayen Moreno, Martin Plante, Chad Rohrer, David Kim Soui Wan Fong, Annie Desaulniers, Jeffrey Joseph Thompson, Dennis John Wrobleski, Frederick William Blanchard
  • Patent number: 10051714
    Abstract: An LED light and communication system is in communication with a broadband over power line communications system. The LED light and communication system includes at least one optical transceiver light fixture. The optical transceiver light fixture includes a plurality of light emitting diodes, at least one photodetector, and a processor. A facility control unit is in communication with the light emitting diode light fixtures and a control server. The facility control unit is constructed and arranged to control the operation of the optical transceiver light fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Federal Law Enforcement Development Services, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Pederson
  • Patent number: 10043410
    Abstract: A method of providing a task is presented. The method includes receiving, from a task administrator, multiple subjects to be presented in the task and presenting the task in response to a condition being satisfied. The method also include adaptively adjusting a difficulty level of a subject of the multiple subjects based at least in part on results of the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Eugene David Swank, David Joseph Dowling
  • Patent number: 10037640
    Abstract: A closure lid attached to a secure storage device for storing material is provided. The closure lid attaches to a storage device that may include a container having a void for external access to the interior space. The closure lid, similarly dimensioned according to the void may be joined to the container and can be manipulated between an open or closed state by utilizing locking tabs. The closure lid may provide an airtight tight without utilizing a vacuum pump. Locking tabs may deploy and retract in the closure lid; the locking tabs may deploy and retract when a one-step operation of applying pressure to the closure lid and turning a control ring clockwise engages and disengages the locking tabs. An access control system is configured to present an input, validate user input, and permit a state change of the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Sneakguard, LLC
    Inventor: Graeme Gordon
  • Patent number: 10027638
    Abstract: A method and apparatus includes a determining unit configured to determine whether a device entering a network should be allowed access and an executing unit configured to execute a configuration protocol between the registrar and the device and to a shared unique configuration key between the registrar and the device. If the device provides a privileged service, the configuration protocol enables the device to advertise the privileged service or if the device is a control point, the configuration protocol enables the device to advertise that it is able to control certain privileged services. The registrar also includes a controlling unit configured to obtain a controller key, if the registrar is to become controller of the new device and a service unit configured to execute a credential service that allows devices providing privileged services to delegate issuing of access control credentials to the registrar, wherein other devices may use the credential service to obtain credentials for privileged services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Kari Timo Juhani Kostiainen, Seamus Peter Moloney, Olli Antero Rantapuska
  • Patent number: 10028221
    Abstract: A computing device includes wireless sensor hardware that senses wireless signals from various wireless devices that are in close proximity to the computing device. The wireless signals are sensed by the wireless sensor hardware, which provides the data embedded in the sensed wireless signals to a host processor of the computing device or to a low power sensor core of the computing device. In a high power mode, the host processor is responsible for monitoring the data embedded in wireless signals sensed by the wireless sensor hardware. In the low power mode, the low power sensor core is responsible for monitoring the data embedded in wireless signals sensed by the wireless sensor hardware, thereby reducing power consumption by the computing device. The low power sensor core also optionally incorporate contextual awareness techniques to adjust the monitoring of wireless devices and reduce power consumption by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Scott Debates, Brennan D Lautner, Douglas A Lautner, Jagatkumar Shah
  • Patent number: 10028118
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an intelligent security identification apparatus and system, to improve the security of the intelligent security identification apparatus and system. The intelligent security identification apparatus comprises: a body portion; an annular belt portion comprising a first annular belt and a second annular belt, wherein the body portion has one end connected to one end of the first annular belt and the other end connected to one end of the second annular belt, the first annular belt has a first conductor arranged therein and the second annular belt has a second conductor arranged therein; and a latch portion comprising a latch plug and a latch socket, wherein the other end of the first annular belt is connected to the latch plug, and the other end of the second annular belt is connected to the latch socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hui Li
  • Patent number: 10018479
    Abstract: Methods and systems for boarding a transportation vehicle are provided. One method includes configuring a passenger assist device (PAD) for use at a location for arriving and departing transportation vehicles by storing location data with maps and amenities information for the location; initializing a location tracking module to prevent unauthorized removal of the PAD from the location by a passenger; selecting a language by the passenger for communication with the PAD, when the passenger does not want to use a default language; retrieving connection and passenger transportation vehicle boarding location from where the passenger boards the vehicle; and presenting directions to the boarding location and information regarding amenities along a route to the boarding location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventor: Shankar Shastry
  • Patent number: 10007770
    Abstract: An input device for an electronic system includes: an input surface, configured to provide an interface for determining positional information for an input object in a sensing region of the input device; a biometric sensor, configured to determine biometric information about a user; and a processing system, configured to: in response to placement of a valid biometric object on the biometric sensor, enable access to a secure object of the electronic system while the valid biometric object is maintained on the biometric sensor; and disable access to the secure object of the electronic system in response to removal of the valid biometric object from the biometric sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Yi-Yun Chang
  • Patent number: 10002480
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for controlling physical access to a location include an entry system including at least one barrier at the physical location, with the barrier configured to selectively permit access into and/or from and/or within the physical location upon proper credentials and/or authorization. A cellular device is connected to or integrated with the entry system and is configured to transmit and receive voice and/or data information to the entry system that includes the credentials and/or authorization. The cellular device can be a retrofit to prior art/installed systems, can be external to an otherwise operational system, and/or can be integrated natively into the entry system. Methods and apparatus are disclosed to determine the power status and network link state of the cellular device and/or to establish communication through/to same, as well as for the cellular device to be connected to and control a plurality of entry systems and/or barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: DOORKING, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas R Richmond, Suzanne Richmond, Patrick S. Kochie, Yu Jennifer Cheng, Eitan T. Bear, Nadejda V. Gueorguieva, Emmanuel G. Ceballos
  • Patent number: 9990482
    Abstract: An apparatus for authenticating a user to gain access or entry. A correct final time interval count is associated with execution of a secure system act; it is revealed to or known by the user prior to ending the secure system act. A counter determines a final time interval count representing a number of time intervals from the beginning to the end of the secure system act. A validation unit validates the user as a valid user if the secure system act matches a correct secure system act and the final time interval count matches a correct final time interval count. If both determinations are affirmative the validation unit produces an authentication signal. In turn a control unit generates a control signal that permits access or entry to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Eric Lynch
  • Patent number: 9969514
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for orientation-based hashing to determine item orientation. In some examples, a conveyance system may be configured to adjust the orientations of various types of items before sorting. The conveyance system may include a computer vision system that determines whether the orientation of an item should be adjusted based on an item-feature hash table that relates item image features to item orientations or actuator signals. In other examples, the computer vision system may determine item image features associated with a particular item and perform an item-feature hash table lookup using the item image features to determine an item orientation or actuator action. The item-feature hash table may be separately trained, allowing the computer vision system to rapidly determine the appropriate item orientation or actuator action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Ezekiel Kruglick
  • Patent number: 9971990
    Abstract: The invention provides a tag device for a pair of glasses, including: a glue layer, a RFID tag provided on the glue layer; a color changing object provided on the RFID tag; a QR code layer attached on the color changing object, wherein the glue layer is attached on a lens of the pair of glasses, and a QR code on the QR code layer stores information including a size of the pair of glasses, optional colors of the pair of glasses, a stock quantity of the pair of glasses, and a link to a website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Ece Turhal
  • Patent number: 9952614
    Abstract: Arrangements described herein relate to accessing a cloud based service. Responsive to a user of a first communication device initiating access to the cloud based service via the first communication device, a prompt for a valid password to be entered to access the cloud based service can be received by the first communication device. Responsive to the valid password required to access the cloud based service not being stored on the first communication device, the first communication device can automatically retrieve the valid password from a second communication device via a peer-to-peer ad hoc communication link between the first communication device and the second communication device. The valid password can be automatically provided, by the first communication device, to a login service for the cloud based service to obtain access by the first communication device to the cloud based service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Jim Hunter
  • Patent number: 9884256
    Abstract: A communication game system includes a plurality of game apparatuses which are able to wirelessly communicate with each other. Each of the game apparatus registers identifying information of an opponent obtained by a short-distance wireless communication or by user's manual input in a friend list. Thereafter, the game apparatus connects to the Internet, and inquires whether it is possible to communicate with an opponent in the friend list over the network. If it is possible to communicate, the game apparatus obtains an address of the opponent to make a network communication. Even if a user makes a short distance wireless communication with a friend to exchange and register the identifying information or registers the friend by hand and then is parted from the friend, the user can safely communicate with the friend across the network without being exposed to unknown players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Sasaki, Yosuke Hatayama, Daisuke Nakamura, Yoshitaka Shirota, Masaru Mitsuyoshi, Yutaka Takehisa, Katsuya Eguchi
  • Patent number: 9867033
    Abstract: A disclosed service for managing mobile and wireless communication devices (MWCDs) includes enabling a server to generate a standard remote configuration command (RCC) and enabling a transmitter coupled to the server to transmit the RCC wirelessly. The RCC configures a feature on a first MWCD of a first supplier and a second MWCD of a second supplier. The RCC may disable one or more of a set of selected MWCD peripheral devices. For example, the RCC may disable an MWCD camera, an MWCD microphone, and/or an MWCD speaker. In some embodiments, the RCC transitions the MWCD to a restricted state in which the MWCD is unable to record multimedia content including audio and video content. In these embodiments, the RCC may configure one or more of the features on each of a set of MWCDs within a defined geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Goangshiuan Shawn Ying, Stephen Michael Aspell, Eugene Lane Edmon, Huizhen Chen
  • Patent number: 9860681
    Abstract: A platform, apparatus and method for Internet of Things Implementations for selecting a cellular carrier. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an Internet of Things (IoT) hub comprising a network interface to couple the IoT hub to an IoT service through a cellular (cell) carrier, the IoT hub further comprising a local communication interface to communicatively couple the IoT hub to a plurality of IoT devices over local communication channels; cell carrier selection logic on the IoT hub to implement a set of rules to select between two or more cell carriers through which to connect the IoT hub to the IoT service, the rules being based, at least in part, on a cost associated with connecting to each of the two or more cell carriers and connectivity data associated with cell connections between the IoT hub and each of the two or more cell carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Afero, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Britt, Shin Matsumura, Houman Forood
  • Patent number: 9830505
    Abstract: Identifying and obscuring faces of specific individuals in an image may be provided. A request for an image for display on a computer display device may be received from a viewing user. One or more individuals represented in the image may be automatically determined using an image processing technique. A target individual may be identified from the one or more individuals whose facial image is to be obscured when displaying the image based an access control level associated with the viewing user and one or more criteria associated with the target individual. Responsive to the identifying, a customized image may be generated by obscuring a region having the facial image of the target individual from the image. The customized image may be transmitted for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel H. Fithian, Hugh E. Hockett, Aaron J. Quirk, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 9820118
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can broadcast a first wireless communication including information associated with a first user. A second wireless communication including information associated with a second user can be detected. Log data including at least a portion of the information associated with the second user can be generated. The log data can also include signal strength data associated with the second wireless communication and time data indicating when the second wireless communication was detected. The log data can be provided for analysis. One or more connections suggested for the first user based, at least in part, on the log data can be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Ben Chen
  • Patent number: 9807202
    Abstract: A connecting device operating as a gateway in communicating information to a lock device using a first bandwidth wireless communication protocol, and which also operates temporarily as an access point for communicating other information with the lock device using a second bandwidth wireless communication protocol. Temporary, random credential may be used to establish a one-time connection with the connecting device via the access point. Upon completion of the transfer of information using the second bandwidth wireless communication protocol, the access point may be terminated, and the generated credential may become obsolete. The server may also attempt to balance a load on the server by scheduling the timing of at least certain types of communications to lock device based on matching periods of time in which usage of the lock device is low with times that would allow for a balance of the load on the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Baumgarte, Scott Daub
  • Patent number: 9792913
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a voiceprint authentication method and a voiceprint authentication apparatus. The method includes: displaying a first character string to a user, in which the first character string includes a predilection character preset by the user, and the predilection character is displayed as a symbol corresponding to the predilection character in the first character string; obtaining a speech of the first character string read by the user; obtaining a first voiceprint identity vector of the speech of the first character string; comparing the first voiceprint identity vector with a second voiceprint identity vector registered by the user to determine a result of a voiceprint authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao Li, Zhijian Wang
  • Patent number: 9767627
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods are disclosed that utilize a vehicle user's input to provide logical context of legitimate vehicle usage through a remote access device to defend the vehicle from theft. As such, an additional level of security is employed and may be used in addition to other security and theft prevention technologies of the vehicle. In one example, a legitimate automobile operator signals the context of the vehicle's state to a hardware security module in the vehicle. The states include, for example, to disallow all diagnostic system access or to allow diagnostic access for servicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Entrust, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Aurele Soroko
  • Patent number: 9754090
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for setting up a security and/or automation system. According to at least one embodiment, a method for setting up the security or automation system includes receiving a communication from a mobile device associated with installing a system peripheral device at a control unit and executing an installation task based on the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Scott Carlson
  • Patent number: 9693197
    Abstract: Electronic equipment in a system may transmit and receive wireless advertisement messages. Each wireless message may include location information and may have an associated received signal strength indicator when received from transmitting equipment by receiving equipment. The transmitting equipment may be associated with stationary equipment such as equipment installed at a building, adjacent to a road, or in traffic control equipment or other traffic structures. The receiving electronic equipment may be mobile equipment such as a vehicle or mobile computing equipment such as a cellular telephone or portable computer. Satellite navigation system signals may be received by the receiving electronic equipment in addition to the wireless messages. The receiving electronic information can present alerts to a user based on a location determined using the wireless messages and the satellite navigation system signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Devrim Varoglu, Ravisastry Parupudi
  • Patent number: 9674563
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recommending content to a user are described. A user equipment device may be equipped with a built-in or separately connected image capturing device which may be used to pinpoint the location of the remote control when it is activated, thereby defining the specific location of the remote and the user. The relative location of the user in the room where the television is located may be associated with that particular user and used to automatically log in and access their user profile. This information may be used to enhance the television experience for the user by, e.g., recommending content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventor: David John Wheatley
  • Patent number: 9663066
    Abstract: A registration device includes a processor that writes an ID code to an invalid ID code storage region in accordance with management data, updates the management data after the ID code is safely written, and validates the invalid ID code storage region storing the ID code. After the ID code is written, when an ID code is stored in every one of the ID code storage regions, the processor updates the management data to invalidate the ID code storage region excluding the invalid ID code storage region storing the ID code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masahiro Matsushita, Shinichi Koga, Tomohiro Ito
  • Patent number: 9594394
    Abstract: An optical processing system comprises an optical input; one or more spatial light modulator arrays; and a detector array; wherein at least of said spatial light modulator arrays incorporates a plurality of data elements focusing elements; said data elements and/or said focussing elements having multiple degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: OPTALYSYS LTD.
    Inventor: Nicholas James New
  • Patent number: 9595038
    Abstract: Images of items may be evaluated to identify one or more attributes of the items, including points, contours or shapes corresponding to such items or their packaging, in order to determine whether such items are authentic or counterfeit. Such attributes may be compared to corresponding attributes of items that are known to be authentic. If the attributes identified in an image of an item arriving at a fulfillment center are determined to be consistent with attributes identified in an image of an authentic item, then the item arriving at the fulfillment center may be deemed authentic. If, however, the attributes identified in the image of the item arriving at the fulfillment center are not determined to be consistent with any attributes identified in images of any authentic items, then the item arriving at the fulfillment center may be deemed counterfeit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hafner Cavalcanti, Pragyana K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 9584489
    Abstract: Controlling access resource functions. Establishing, by a resource access manager, enrollment information (e) for each of a plurality of users. Encrypting, by the access manager, each received (e) in an authorization data item for the corresponding user. Transmitting, by the access manager, each authorization data item to a corresponding user device. Receiving, by a resource control point, from a user device, a request for access to a function of the resource, the request for access comprising the received authorization data item and verification information (v). Decrypting, by the control point, the received authorization data item to extract (e). Determining, by the control point, a similarity measure between (v) and (e). For a determined similarity measure greater than or equal to a threshold, authorizing, by the control point, the request for access. For a determined similarity measure less than the threshold, denying, by control point, the request for access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Roger Trias Sanz, Erwin Aitenbichler
  • Patent number: 9563762
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for generating an identifier for identifying a pair, wherein the pair comprises a cryptographic device and a computer system (1, 2, . . . , i, . . . I), wherein the cryptographic device has a first secret key, wherein a second secret key (118.i) is associated with the computer system, wherein a blocking system (120) for accessing the second secret key of the computer system is provided, wherein the blocking system has a third secret key, and wherein the following steps are carried out for generating the identifier: generating a second public key (116.i) from the second secret key and a third public key (128) associated with the third secret key by means of the blocking system, transmitting the second public key (116.i) to the computer system (i), and generating the identifier from the first secret key and the second public key, using the cryptographic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: BUNDESDRUCKEREI GmbH
    Inventor: Carsten Schwarz