Password Patents (Class 340/5.85)
  • Patent number: 10379802
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may be used to dynamically apply content filters to a user device by identifying the user operating the user device. An analytics server may collect information relevant to identifying the user, or the type of user (e.g., a child, a teenager, or an adult), and cause a content filter to be applied to the user device based on the user and content requested by the user. As such, systems and methods described herein provide techniques for applying a content filters based on the actual user that is operating the user device, as opposed to the just the user device itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Jude M. Munn
  • Patent number: 10250591
    Abstract: A system has ??2 servers. At least each of a set of authentication servers stores a key-share ski of secret key sk, shared between q of the ? servers, of a key-pair (pk, sk). An access control server sends an authentication value to a subset of the authentication servers. The authentication value was formed using a predetermined function of a first ciphertext for a user ID and a second ciphertext produced by encrypting a password attempt under public key pk using a homomorphic encryption algorithm. The authentication value decrypts to a predetermined value if the password attempt equals the user password for that user ID. Each authentication server in the subset produces a decryption share dependent on the authentication value using the key-share ski. The access control server uses decryption shares to determine if the authentication value decrypts to the predetermined value, if so permitting access to a resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jan Leonhard Camenisch, Anja Lehmann, Gregory Neven
  • Patent number: 10146927
    Abstract: A method to generate a dynamic keypad for access code input includes identifying a screen size of display of a computer device by accessing a configuration file associated with the display. The method includes identifying a set of possible objects for an access code. The method further includes generating a first set of electronic keys based on the set of possible objects for the access code and based on the screen size of the display. The method also includes generating a second set of electronic keys based on the screen size of the display. The method includes generating a keypad that includes the first set of electronic keys and the second set of electronic keys. The method further includes presenting the keypad in the display of the computer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: I-wen Tsou
  • Patent number: 10019953
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying information at a fuel dispenser comprises an electrophoretic display that may be configured to operate in low temperature environments. The fuel dispenser may comprise a keypad located beneath the electrophoretic display in order to present a graphical user interface to a customer and receive the customer's selections. The fuel dispenser may comprise additional electrophoretic displays to present additional information to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Gilbarco Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Payne, Rodger K. Williams, Ryan C. Garrett
  • Patent number: 9977164
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical member having a substrate and a dot in contact with a surface of the substrate, wherein the dot is made of a liquid crystal material having a cholesteric structure; the dot has wavelength selective reflection property; and the dot reflects both the right circularly polarized light and the left circularly polarized light at a wavelength at which the dot exhibits the wavelength selective reflection property. The present invention also provides an image display device having the above optical member. The optical member of the present invention achieves a large intensity of reflected light from the dot in the optical member, and the image display device of the present invention has favorable data input sensitivity as an image display device capable of receiving data input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Michio Nagai, Yoji Ito, Daisuke Kashiwagi, Akira Yamamoto, Nobuhiko Ichihara, Hideyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9959816
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying information at a fuel dispenser comprises an electrophoretic display that may be configured to operate in low temperature environments. The fuel dispenser may comprise a keypad located beneath the electrophoretic display in order to present a graphical user interface to a customer and receive the customer's selections. The fuel dispenser may comprise additional electrophoretic displays to present additional information to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Gilbarco Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Payne, Rodger K. Williams, Ryan C. Garrett
  • Patent number: 9741186
    Abstract: A remote security access procedure for granting access to a wirelessly controlled lock may include one of receiving an address location at a server to setup a temporary access, receiving a security question at the server required to be answered prior to the temporary access being granted, receiving a time window at the server for the temporary access to be granted, encrypting via the server an access credential comprising the address location, the security question and the time window, and transmitting from the server the encrypted access credential to a guest device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: William A. Lemke
  • Patent number: 9704159
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for securing payment card information. A user may present a payment card such as a credit card to point-of-sale equipment. The point-of-sale equipment may use a symmetric key to encrypt payment card information associated with the payment card. The symmetric key may be encrypted at the point-of-sale equipment using the identity-based-encryption (IBE) public key of a purchase transaction processor to produce a key transfer block. The key transfer block and the encrypted payment card information may be conveyed from the point-of-sale equipment to the purchase transaction processor over a communications network. At the purchase transaction processor, an IBE private key may be used to recover the symmetric key from the key transfer block. The symmetric key can be used to decrypt the encrypted payment card information for processing and re-encryption using a key associated with the purchase transaction processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ENTIT Software LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Pauker, Terence Spies
  • Patent number: 9648012
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to techniques to automatically propagate password updates onto other devices that use a shared password to protect respective secure keys or other secrets. This may be done by calculating update data using a new password and an old password entered onto one device as part of a password change operation, and sending the update data to the other devices for use in updating the password on those devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Salah Machani, Peter Alan Robinson
  • Patent number: 9596086
    Abstract: A password authentication system includes an access control server configured to control access by a user computer to a resource dependent on authentication of user passwords associated with user IDs. The system further includes a plurality of authentication servers, storing respective secret values. For each user ID, the access control server stores a first ciphertext produced by encrypting the user password associated with that ID using a predetermined algorithm dependent on the secret values. In response to receipt of a user ID and an input password, the access control server communicates with the plurality of authentication servers to implement password authentication, requiring use of the secret values, in which a second ciphertext is produced by encrypting the input password using said predetermined algorithm. The access control server compares the first and second ciphertexts to determine whether the input password equals the user password to permit access to the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jan L. Camenisch, Anja Lehmann, Gregory Neven
  • Patent number: 9537658
    Abstract: A password authentication system includes an access control server configured to control access by a user computer to a resource dependent on authentication of user passwords associated with user IDs. The system further includes a plurality of authentication servers, storing respective secret values. For each user ID, the access control server stores a first ciphertext produced by encrypting the user password associated with that ID using a predetermined algorithm dependent on the secret values. In response to receipt of a user ID and an input password, the access control server communicates with the plurality of authentication servers to implement password authentication, requiring use of the secret values, in which a second ciphertext is produced by encrypting the input password using said predetermined algorithm. The access control server compares the first and second ciphertexts to determine whether the input password equals the user password to permit access to the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jan L. Camenisch, Anja Lehmann, Gregory Neven
  • Patent number: 9444632
    Abstract: A device for verifying at least one challenge-response pair includes a coherent light source configured to emit coherent light. A challenge creating device is configured to create an optical challenge to be sent to a physically unclonable function (PUF). A wavefront shaping device is configured to perform a verification based on an optical response from the physically unclonable function (PUF). A detector is configured to read out a result of the verification performed by the wavefront shaping device. A focusing device is configured to focus light exiting from the wavefront shaping device onto the detector for detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignees: UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
    Inventors: Pepijn W. H. Pinkse, Allard P. Mosk, Boris {hacek over (S)}korić
  • Patent number: 9432360
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for security-aware split-server passcode verification for one-time authentication tokens. An exemplary method comprises receiving an authentication passcode generated by a token; and processing the received authentication passcode using at least a first authentication server and a second authentication server. The received authentication passcode is based on a protocode and/or embedded auxiliary information. The embedded auxiliary information comprising a silent alarm and/or a drifting key is extracted from the received authentication passcode. In another exemplary method, the received authentication passcode is processed using a single processing device to extract the embedded auxiliary information comprising one or more of a silent alarm and a drifting key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolaos Triandopoulos, John Brainard
  • Patent number: 9269207
    Abstract: A security system may include an access control device associated with a personnel access position. The access control device may include a first Near-Field Communication (NFC) sensor, and a first controller configured to selectively grant personnel access based upon receiving a valid security code from the first NFC sensor, and to deny personnel access and generate an access denial electronic message(s) based upon receiving an invalid security code from the first NFC sensor. The system may also include a mobile wireless communications device(s) including a second NFC sensor and a second controller, which may be configured to communicate a security code via the second NFC sensor to the first NFC sensor based upon proximity therewith, and to receive a corresponding access denial electronic message from the first controller based upon the security code being invalid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Steven Henry Fyke, Jason Tyler Griffin, Scott Douglas Rose, Christopher Lyle Bender
  • Patent number: 9081969
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for remotely deleting critical information is provided. The apparatus includes a storage unit, an identity determination unit, and a broadcast unit. The storage unit stores an input value and an output value for the input value with respect to a physically unclonable function (PUF) of each of a plurality of mobile terminals. The identity determination unit determines the identity of a corresponding mobile terminal based on received information about the loss of the mobile terminal. The broadcast unit extracts the input and output values of the PUF of the corresponding mobile terminal from the storage unit based on information transferred from the identity determination unit, and broadcasts the extracted input and output values to all the mobile terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jae-Heon Kim, Sang-Kyung Yoo, Kwon-Ho Ryu, Sang-Han Lee
  • Publication number: 20150137944
    Abstract: An example method includes determining a size at which to display one or more keys of a virtual keypad and determining a symbol to display on the one or more keys of the virtual keypad. The method also includes displaying the one or more keys of the virtual keypad on a computing device in accordance with a key's determined size and symbol, where a first displayed key is displayed at a different size than a second displayed key. The method further includes receiving a user input corresponding to the one or more keys and comparing the user input with a sequence of symbols. The method also includes authenticating the user in accordance with the comparison of the user input and sequence of symbols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan FUERTH
  • Publication number: 20150123767
    Abstract: A wearable, non-visible identification device that provides reliable, tamper proof, friendly-force identification and intruder detection. The device is integrated as a part of the wearer's uniform and includes a user input surface for periodic entry of a unit- or user-defined pass code. A timeout capability prevents the device and its identification signal from being used if the pass code is not entered within the specified time period. The preferred embodiment uses non-visible optical identification signals for 1-way identification using standard tactical equipment, making the device useful in the field during operations or at temporary security control points away from established bases. Alternative embodiments use radio-frequency, visible and reflective identification signals. All embodiments use identification signaling methods which are effective at safe stand-off distances to minimize the threat to security personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: James P. Tolle
  • Patent number: 9024746
    Abstract: An automatic locking system for a medical treatment device helps to ensure that an assistant is present during treatment of a patient. Among the features disclosed biometric authentication to verify that a trained assistant is present, a presence detector to ensure the assistant is continuously present during treatment, and warning and recovery processes that allow intermittent lapses in the continuous presence of the assistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nxstage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Burbank, Dennis M. Treu, James M. Brugger
  • Patent number: 9024722
    Abstract: An electronic process to capture, track and monitor unique identifying information regarding automated teller machine (ATM) deposits. ATMs equipped with radio-frequency identification (RFID) or other remote identification technology may enable the electronic transfer of key data elements to general ledger and asset tracking processing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Michelle Nichols, Todd Atwood, James Heddleson, Karen Garnett, Elizabeth Votaw, Steve Crowley
  • Publication number: 20150109104
    Abstract: This patent specification relates to apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for providing home security/smart home objectives. More particularly, this patent specification relates to a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate with each other and/or with a central server or a cloud-computing system to provide any of a variety of useful home security/smart home objectives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Shigefumi Honjo, Scott A. McGaraghan, Michael Plitkins, Maxime Veron, Isabel Guenette
  • Publication number: 20150095241
    Abstract: A method of secured passcode entry is disclosed. The method, in one embodiment, includes: receiving a request to authenticate a user; in response to receiving the request, generating a passcode entry interface that includes a plurality of buttons for the user to compose a passcode entry, each button representing a character of a set of characters, the set of characters having a natural sequence, wherein said generating includes displaying the buttons on a touchscreen of the electronic device in an arrangement that does not reflect the natural sequence of the set of characters; detecting a touch event, represented as a coordinate on the touchscreen, interacting with the touchscreen while the passcode entry interface is displayed, wherein the touch event is indicative of at least a portion of a passcode entry by the user; and verifying an authenticity of the passcode entry based at least partly on the touch event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Troy J. Edwards
  • Patent number: 8988223
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for managing RFID tags, where an RFID tag and associated RFID tag data are presented to a computing device through an RFID drive management facility as a seamless extension of a logical file system within the computing device such that the RFID tag and associated RFID tag data can be managed in a manner that is consistent with other items within the file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: TEGO Inc.
    Inventors: David Puleston, Timothy P. Butler, Javier Berrios, Steve Beckhardt, Robert W. Hamlin, Larry Moore, Leonid Mats
  • Patent number: 8957757
    Abstract: An access management and reporting system includes a keysafe that is located outside of a building and a communication system that is located within the building. The communication system is configured to perform, over a short-range wireless communication protocol, two-way communication with a communication module of the keysafe. The system also includes a server that is located remote from the building and the keysafe. The server is configured to perform, over a long-range communication protocol, two-way communication with the communication system located within the building, is configured to manage access to the keysafe, and is configured to handle reporting related to access of the keysafe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory Le Burge, Stanley Reed Earnshaw
  • Patent number: 8955083
    Abstract: An arrangement for secure user authentication includes a computer or telecommunication terminal with a smartcard and a device. The smartcard is adapted to securely store biometric information relating to at least one user and the device is adapted to detect biometric data of users. The smartcard and the device include a radio interface for communicating together and a module for exchanging biometric information between each other. In this way, tampering of the transferred biometric information is difficult. In order to increase the security, one or more of the following measures may be used: a secure communication channel between the device and the smartcard, a direct (preferably short range) communication channel between the device and the smartcard and encryption and decryption of biometric information transferred between the device and the smartcard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Donato Ettorre, Maura Turolla, Luigi Licciardi, Antonio Varriale, Alessandro Rabbini
  • Patent number: 8947233
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a Radio Frequency ID (RFID) tag that contains multiple Radio Frequency (RF) network nodes that may include memory storage for the RFID tag, the memory storage may include one time programmable (OTP) memory and many time programmable (MTP) memory and the storage of the information may be within the OTP and MTP memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tego Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Javier Berrios, Steve Beckhardt, Robert W. Hamlin, Larry Moore, David Puleston, Leonid Mats
  • Patent number: 8922352
    Abstract: The invention provides a remote control device with password functions. Control function buttons can be used for sending control signals and for password entry. The remote control device is configured such that a user can enable and disable a password mode. When the password mode is enabled, the remote control is configured to require a password being entered using one or more control function buttons before a control signal will be transmitted in response to a control function being pressed or disabling the password mode. A user can also invoke a password programming function to enter, change or erase a password using one or more control function buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Philip Y. W. Tsui, Gallen K. L. Tsui
  • Patent number: 8896420
    Abstract: An RFID tag including a transmitting/receiving unit, a memory and a control unit. A first identification code, a second identification code, a password, and a set of data are stored in the memory. If the set of data is under protection, the set of data is accessible only when a verification procedure corresponding to the password is successfully performed. If the transmitting/receiving unit receives a request for accessing the second identification code, the control unit shall check whether the request includes the first identification code. As long as the checking result of the control unit is yes, even if the set of data is under protection and the verification procedure fails or the verification procedure is not successfully performed, the control unit shall still transmit the second identification code via the transmitting/receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Chang, Feng-Jian Chou
  • Patent number: 8890650
    Abstract: A method of operating a communication device to interface with a machine system comprises projecting a human-machine interface (HMI) system for the machine system on a surface, wherein the HMI system comprises a plurality of commands associated with the machine system, detecting an input from a user, wherein the input comprises a fluid motion in air performed by the user corresponding to a selection of a command of the plurality of commands associated with the machine system, and transferring the selected command for delivery to the machine system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Thong T. Nguyen, Steven J. Scott
  • Patent number: 8850519
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing authentication using an arrangement of dynamic graphical images. The graphical images can be arranged as a grid or matrix for presentation on a device display for authentication of a user. The kinds of graphical images can be derived from a designated authentication category and non-authenticating categories. A series of password elements corresponding to the graphical images can be displayed with the graphical images. The user may enter the series of one or more password elements corresponding to graphical images from the authentication category which combine to form a password entry. An authentication server can compare the password entry to an authentication password corresponding to the particular arrangement of dynamic graphical images. The selection of graphical images, their arrangement and their corresponding password elements, may dynamically change in between authentication processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Confident Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Osborn, Nicholas A. Davis, James L. Sontag, Joel Norvell
  • Patent number: 8812861
    Abstract: A method and system for protection of and secure access to a computer system or computer network. The method includes the steps of receiving a first login account identifier, such as a user name from a user in communication with the computer system or network. A determination is made if the user is recognized and enrolled from the first login account from the first login account identifier. If the user is recognized, a grid of randomly generated visual images is displayed including one visual image from an image category which has been preselected by the user upon enrollment. An image category identifier is randomly assigned to each visual image in the grid. An image category identifier, second login account identifier, such as a password, is entered and received. If the login account identifier and the image category is validated, access is permitted to the computer system or network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Confident Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Osborn, Nicholas A. Davis, James L. Sontag, Joel Norvell
  • Patent number: 8781926
    Abstract: Method for communication between a central server and a computerized juke-box which operates in a conference mode, including: sending a header before any transaction, which includes the identity of the destination together, the identity of the emitter, and the size of the packets; responding from the server in the form of a data packet, each packet sent by the server being encoded using the identification code of the juke-box software; and receiving a data packet by the juke-box, which decodes the packet, simultaneously performs a check on the data received by the CRC method and sends an acknowledgement of receipt to the server indicating the accuracy of the information received, to allow it to prepare and send another packet to the juke-box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: TouchTunes Music Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Nathan, Tony Mastronardi
  • Patent number: 8775639
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling consumers to scan RFID tags using home based endpoint devices that can transmit the scanned information to network based services are disclosed. Using the RFID scanned information, consumers can then access, retrieve and view additional information regarding products, in which RFIDs are embedded, on video display devices, such as televisions or video display monitors. This product related information can include interactive technical support, companion product information, or instructional guidelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Marian Croak, Hossein Eslambolchi
  • Patent number: 8730005
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a control system for managing access of users to a plurality of restricted areas. The control system includes at least one manager module and one or more provider modules. The modules are configured in particular fashions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Giuseppe Asselle
  • Publication number: 20140125457
    Abstract: A system for managing underground assets with RFID tags provides for expanded virtual storage by wirelessly linking the field RFID tag reader to a centralized database through a unique series code in the RFID tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Berntsen International, Inc.
    Inventor: William C. Rushing
  • Patent number: 8698597
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system and method for associating an electronic device with a remote electronic device. In the method at the remote device, an authentication process is initiated to authenticate the remote device to the electronic device. The authentication process includes: generating a pass key according to an authentication protocol followed by the remote device; and providing the pass key to a user through an output device on the remote device. The method also includes: waiting for the user to provide the pass key to the electronic device; and if the remote device receives a timely message from the electronic device indicating that the remote device has been authenticated, activating additional applications on the remote device to allow it to communicate with the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Sanathan Kassiedass, Sean Taylor
  • Patent number: 8668139
    Abstract: A technology for providing a service based on an electronic tag. A personalized service provider issues a new code that replaces a code recorded on an electronic tag which is attached to a product purchased by a purchaser, sets a privacy policy of the purchaser, authenticates the new code and purchaser information, and provides a service associated with the product in a limited manner according to the set privacy policy when a person who accesses the personalized service provider is not the purchaser of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sang-Keun Yoo, Jun-Seob Lee, Yong-Woon Kim, Hyoung-Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 8620487
    Abstract: A vehicle screening method and system. A vehicle occupant can be identified utilizing one or more biometric identifiers input by or obtained from the vehicle occupant via a biometric input device. A barcode can also be provided by the vehicle occupant from a scanned card or other structure upon which the barcode is maintained. Additionally, a unique identification number can be provided by the user in order to match the unique identification number against a database of identification numbers, thereby permitting the vehicle occupant to be remotely screened and verified for entry into a secure facility based on the biometric identifier(s), the barcode and the unique identification number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Edward L. Cochran, Bruce W. Anderson, Thomas R. Markham
  • Publication number: 20130328664
    Abstract: A system and method for identity verification in a detention environment and for tracking information between individuals in a detention environment with individuals who are not in the detention environment across disparate functional systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: RICHARD TORGERSRUD, Kevin O'Neil, Christopher Ditto, Grant Gongaware, Kevin E. Krauss, Erik Petersen
  • Patent number: 8583097
    Abstract: A method for joining a conference call from a communication device, the communication device having a locked state and an unlocked state. The method includes displaying an interface on the communication device while the communication device is in the locked state, the interface including an option to join a scheduled conference call, receiving an input for selection of the option while the communication device is in the locked state, unlocking the communication device to the unlocked state, and sending a communication to a second communication device for establishing a conference call session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Michael Scott Colbert
  • Patent number: 8536978
    Abstract: A communication or computing device having a touchscreen interface is adapted to detect a duress condition upon user access through input of a gesture-based password or authentication code. One or more force sensors are provided for detection of force applied at the touchscreen surface, and interoperate with processing elements to detect input of a gesture-based password through contact at the touchscreen interface; determine that force detected by at least one of the force sensors during input of the password exceeds a predefined threshold; and compares the input password with previously stored information to determine that the input password substantially corresponds to the previously stored information. If the input password substantially corresponds to the previously stored information and the detected pressure exceeds the threshold, a duress condition is determined for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Henry Dunstan Coggill
  • Patent number: 8471678
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an input unit, a processing unit and a coding/decoding system. The coding/decoding system includes a reflector array, a knob group, an infrared emission unit, an infrared receiving unit and a coding/decoding unit. The reflector array includes at least one mirror mounted rotatably in the electronic device. The knob group is configured for adjusting angles of the reflector array. The infrared receiving unit is configured for receiving infrared rays reflected by the reflector array and generating a password signal according to the received infrared rays. The coding/decoding unit is configured for receiving the password signal and converting the password signal into a password. The coding/decoding unit stores the password and locks the electronic device according to the password. To unlock the electronic device, the coding/decoding unit compares the password with a pre-stored password to determine whether to unlock the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xian-Wei Ma
  • Patent number: 8459541
    Abstract: A technology for providing a service based on an electronic tag. A personalized service provider issues a new code that replaces a code recorded on an electronic tag which is attached to a product purchased by a purchaser, sets a privacy policy of the purchaser, authenticates the new code and purchaser information, and provides a service associated with the product in a limited manner according to the set privacy policy when a person who accesses the personalized service provider is not the purchaser of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sang-Keun Yoo, Jun-Seob Lee, Yong-Woon Kim, Hyoung-Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 8358196
    Abstract: A method for granting access with a touch sensitive display is provided. The method includes displaying a security access interface on a touch sensitive display, wherein the security access interface has at least one polyhedron object; changing the at least one polyhedron object from a first state to a second state according to detections of inputs/contacts with the touch sensitive display; recording parameters of the at least one polyhedron object in the second state; determining if the recorded parameters satisfy the predetermined values; granting access when the record parameters satisfy the predetermined values. A security system using the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Song-Ling Yang
  • Patent number: 8344851
    Abstract: Provided is a remote mobile device access and control method, and particularly a generic approach for providing remote mobile device access and control. To this end, there is provided a method for a user to access and control his/her mobile device at a remote location by using a remote mobile device access and control architecture that allows the user to access an application and data of his/her mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Man Mohan Singh Bisht
  • Publication number: 20120330835
    Abstract: The present disclosure facilitates gesture-based interaction with a computer-system. The method may comprise pairing a transaction account with a likeness, receiving the likeness and a transaction request based upon the location of a marker in three dimensional space, retrieving the transaction account paired with the likeness, and approving the transaction request at least partially based upon the transaction account and the likeness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Dilip Aidasani, Kimberly Alderfer, Kate T. King, Lisa Knight, Stuart Rolinson
  • Patent number: 8334757
    Abstract: A method for controlling data access to and from an RFID device wherein the RFID reading device authenticates himself to the RFID device before the RFID device communicates with the RFID reading device. The RFID device is equipped with a physically uncloneable function, which is adapted to produce a unique but unpredictable response signal upon receiving a predefined challenging signal. During an enrolement of the RFID device, a first response signal is uniquely associated with a first challenging signal and is stored in a memory of the RFID device. The first challenging signal represents a password for opening further data communication with the RFID device. When a RFID reading device queries the RFID device with a second challenging signal, the RFID device compares a corresponding second response signal with the first response signal stored during enrollment and only if there is a match, responds with its identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Jorge Guajardo Merchan, Claudine Viegas Conrado
  • Patent number: 8325011
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a Radio Frequency ID (RFID) tag that contains multiple Radio Frequency (RF) network nodes that provide enhanced memory capabilities, redundant functionality, and multiple frequency capabilities to the RFID tag using an inter-RF network node communication connection. The inter-RF network node communication may allow the coordination of RFID tag memory and functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Tego Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Butler, Javier Berrios
  • Patent number: 8321958
    Abstract: A software-based security agent that hooks into the operating system of a computer device in order to continuously audit the behavior and conduct of the end user of the computer device. The detected actions of the end user can be stored in a queue or log file that can be continuously monitored to detect patterns of behavior that may constitute a policy violation and/or security risk. When a pattern of behavior that may constitute a policy violation and/or security risk is detected, an event may be triggered. A frequency vector string matching algorithm also is disclosed. The frequency vector string matching algorithm may be used to detect the presence or partial presence of subject strings within a target string of alphanumeric characters. The frequency vector string matching algorithm could be used to detect typos in stored computer records or to search for records based on partial information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Next IT Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Fleming, Richard T. Weeks
  • Patent number: 8310358
    Abstract: Disclosed is an authentication apparatus easily achieving convenience and high accuracy in authentication. The authentication apparatus has an authentication accuracy simulation section that simulates authentication accuracy and also has a registration information setting section that sets an ID and biometric information input as registration information. The authentication accuracy simulation section uses an ID and biometric information that has been input as registration information by a user at the time of registration and the registered registration information to simulate authentication accuracy with which the user is authenticated. When the authentication accuracy simulated by the authentication accuracy simulation section does not satisfy a predetermined condition, the registration information setting section rejects registration of the ID input as the registration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masaki Watanabe, Toshio Endoh, Takahiro Aoki, Mitsuaki Fukuda, Soichi Hama, Hironori Yokoi
  • Patent number: 8307091
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling consumers to scan RFID tags using home based endpoint devices that can transmit the scanned information to network based services are disclosed. Using the RFID scanned information, consumers can then access, retrieve and view additional information regarding products, in which RFIDs are embedded, on video display devices, such as televisions or video display monitors. This product related information can include interactive technical support, companion product information, or instructional guidelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Marian Croak, Hossein Eslambolchi