Cellular Telephone Cryptographic Authentication Patents (Class 380/247)
  • Patent number: 11019490
    Abstract: A registrar device is delegated enrollment authority for a group by a group authority. The registrar device identifies a particular asset device in association with a reconfiguration of a machine-to-machine (M2M) system that includes the group. The registrar device identifies an enrollment request for enrollment of the particular asset device within the group of devices in association with the reconfiguration of the M2M system and communicates with the particular device to initiate enrollment of the particular device within the group of devices, where enrollment of the particular device includes provisioning the particular device with a group access credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shao-Wen Yang, Meiyuan Zhao
  • Patent number: 11002822
    Abstract: A near field communication (NFC) mobile device may obtain location information from a NFC terminal device that is communicating with the NFC mobile device. A data transfer link may be established between the NFC mobile device and a mobile telecommunication network. The mobile telecommunication network may prompt the NFC mobile device to obtain location information from the NFC terminal device. The mobile telecommunication network may then receive the location information from the NFC mobile device via the data transfer link, and may subsequently determine a location of the NFC mobile device using the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Magesh Annamalai, Zhengyi Jin, Shreenivas M. Shirekar
  • Patent number: 10999076
    Abstract: A flight data exchanging method includes receiving a control instruction for transmitting flight data of an aerial vehicle, encrypting the flight data, transmitting the flight data to a server, and receiving a transmission status of the flight data from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongsen Chen, Ming Gong, Ming Chen, Zhun Ding
  • Patent number: 10986075
    Abstract: A method for transmitting packets in a network is provided. The method includes determining that a first packet will be encrypted prior to transmitting the first packet to a network device. The first packet includes a first source address for the first packet. The method also includes generating a routing value based on the first source address. The routing value allows the network device to determine which of a plurality of processing cores will be used to process the first packet. The method further includes encrypting the first packet to generate an encrypted first packet. The method further includes encapsulating the encrypted first packet within a second packet. A payload of the second packet comprises the encrypted first packet and a packet header of the second packet includes the routing value. The method further includes transmitting the second packet to the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajagopalan Madapusi Ammanur, Sreedhar Ganjikunta, Adhip Gupta, Chaitanya Lala, Prasanna Panchamukhi, Udayakumar Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10943022
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are described herein for the classification, tagging, and protection of data objects. Such techniques may be imposed on the data objects automatically regardless of whether the data objects are created/generated/interacted/downloaded/uploaded/accessed on the cloud-based environments and/or on-premises environments. The foregoing techniques are orchestrated from a centralized policy that is treated uniformly regardless of the data objects' environment. Once a data object is identified, it is classified based on multiple criteria and a tag is associated therewith. An enforcement action may be applied to the data objects based on a defined policy. The tag attached to the data object may be used to search for related audit logs that track accesses to the data object. By associating the tag and protection persistently, data object(s) are treated uniformly (i.e., in the same manner) regardless of what environment it is in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ami Menachem Luttwak, Yuval Eldar
  • Patent number: 10931445
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and apparatuses for session key generation, which use Diffie-Hellman procedure in both user equipment and network to prevent an attacker from breaking the session key by simply listening to signal exchanges passively when the attacker possesses credentials of a USIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Haiguang Wang, Jie Shi, Xin Kang
  • Patent number: 10911990
    Abstract: A network handover method and a related device, where the method includes: when receiving a user terminal handover request that is sent by a source radio access network node and that carries a target base station identifier, determining, by a source mobility management function entity based on the target base station identifier, to trigger an inter-Radio Access Technology (RAT) network handover; sending a first message to a source session management function entity; receiving a second message sent by the source session management function entity, where the second message includes a session management context; and sending a relocation request to a target mobility management function entity, where the relocation request is used to instruct the target mobility management function entity to perform inter-RAT network handover on the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiangwei Ying, Yanmei Yang, Zhenglei Huang
  • Patent number: 10893121
    Abstract: A system includes a subscriber identity module (SIM) application; a physical SIM driver configured to be coupled to a physical SIM card; a simulated SIM driver; a control switch that selectively couples the SIM application to the physical SIM driver or the simulated SIM driver, wherein the SIM application, when coupled to the physical SIM driver, is configured to read and write on the physical SIM card; and a SIM simulator in communication with the control switch and the simulated SIM driver, wherein the SIM simulator is configured to control the selective coupling of the control switch, and is configured to receive at least one request comprising an authentication request from the simulated SIM driver and transmit at least one response comprising an authentication response to the simulated SIM driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SIMO Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Jing Liu, Wei Ren, Chao Wang, Xiaolei Qin
  • Patent number: 10880033
    Abstract: A two stage scrambling design is provided for generating and decoding Resource Spread Multiple Access (RSMA) modulated streams. A User equipment (UE) scrambles each data stream of a set of data streams using a first scrambling sequence to generate a first set of scrambled data streams, and then scrambles the first set of scrambled data streams using a second scrambling sequence to generate a second set of scrambled data streams, wherein the second scrambling sequence is longer than the first scrambling sequence. The UE then transmits the second set of scrambled data streams. A receiving base station determines the first and second scrambling sequences used by the UE and decodes the transmissions received from the UE based on the determined scrambling sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Seyong Park, Jing Lei, Renqiu Wang, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Jing Jiang, Tingfang Ji, Jay Kumar Sundararajan, Yeliz Tokgoz, Naga Bhushan
  • Patent number: 10873856
    Abstract: Printing devices (or output controllers) supporting printing over air or wireless network printing or Internet printing, are herein disclosed and enabled. The printing device may include wireless communication chips or chipsets supporting part of IEEE 802.11 standards for (1) connecting to a wireless local area network (LAN) to establish communication with a client that is in the wireless LAN; (2) transmitting device information related to the printing device from the printing device to the client; and (3) receiving print data from the client over the wireless LAN for printing at the printing device. The print data is based on the device information transmitted to the client. A printer driver specific to the printing device may or may not be necessary for printing to the printing device. The printing device may require registration with a service over a network prior to providing printing services to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Flexiworld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Ho Chang, Christina Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 10873464
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide techniques for securely communicating an IMSI over the air from a UE to an SeAN, as well as for securely validating an unencrypted IMSI that the SeAN receives from the home network, during authentication protocols. In particular, the UE may either encrypt the IMSI assigned to the UE using an IMSI encryption key (KIMSIenc) or compute a hash of the IMSI assigned to the UE using an IMSI integrity key (KIMSIint), and then send the encrypted IMSI or the hash of the IMSI to the serving network. The encrypted IMSI or hash of the encrypted IMSI may then be used by the SeAN to validate an unencrypted IMSI that was previously received from an HSS in the home network of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Shawky Muhanna, Marcus Wong
  • Patent number: 10867024
    Abstract: This invention discloses a system of remote user authentication to an authentication server, with a telephone interface to the authentication server that only receives routed calls that have originated from a cell phone in a cellular network and a call handling logic function which routs only those calls to the authentication server over the interface that have originated from a cell phone with a subscriber identity module (SIM) card and for which the cellular company maintains an individual subscriber identification data. In a different embodiment a remote user authentication system has different interfaces and different authentication processes that correspond with a telephone network interface and with a cellular telephone company network interface, enabling the authentication system to have different methods of authentication depending upon which interface a remote user connection authentication request originated from.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 10860698
    Abstract: A system is described for controlling access to resources using an object model. Users can specify use cases for accessing resources. The user may be granted access if the user satisfies qualifications required for accessing the resource, selected a use case permissible for accessing the resource, and satisfies qualifications required for the use case. Use cases, qualifications, resources, and/or links between them can be implemented using an object model. The system can be used in addition to authentication and authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Babak Siavoshy, Kyle Owens, Nathaniel Edwards
  • Patent number: 10853463
    Abstract: A device and method providing audio-based, continuous authentication of a user to provide access to a processing device. A user echoprint model is created while a user interacts with an authentication interface for another authentication method of the device, transparently to the user. The sound waves are user-specific and inaudible. The user-specific sounds are reflected by the user and used to construct an echoprint which can be compared by a previously constructed user-specific, echoprint model. If the result is positive, access to the processing device may be allowed. Access to the processing device is based on the audio authentication or the alternative authentication is based on the result of audio authentication and updates a device state indicating whether the display is on or off and whether the device is locked or unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Changzhu Li, Shuang Wu
  • Patent number: 10847000
    Abstract: A method includes, responsive to identifying a user entering a terminal, identifying a role for the user. The method also includes providing a routing map to a mobile device associated with the user. The routing map identifies an allowable route for the user within the terminal, and the routing map is based on the role. The method further includes granting the user access to one or more restricted areas in the terminal, where the one or more restricted areas are located along the allowable route in the routing map. The method may also include monitoring a location of the user to identify a deviation of the user from the allowable route and, responsive to identifying the deviation, generating an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Nagabhushan Rahut, Narendra Kumar Venkata Nagalla, Amol Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10841798
    Abstract: Information apparatus that wirelessly discovers an output device, which is available within close physical vicinity for outputting digital content, is herein disclosed and enabled. The information apparatus includes wireless communication circuitry for establishing short range wireless communication between the information apparatus and the output device. The information apparatus wirelessly receives information from the output device that has been wirelessly discovered, and determines, from the information received, whether the output device matches a requirement for outputting digital content. When the requirement is matched, the information apparatus selects the discovered output device, conforms at least part of the content into output data, and transmits at least part of the output data over the short range wireless communication from the information apparatus to the selected output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Flexiworld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Ho Chang, Christina Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 10833849
    Abstract: Systems and methods for provisioning secure terminals for secure transactions are disclosed herein. A disclosed method includes generating a key using a key generator element on a secure terminal and sending a key validation request for the key from the secure terminal to a provisioning device. The method also includes parsing the key validation request and generating a key validation for the key and a trusted time stamp on the provisioning device. The method also includes sending, from the provisioning device, the key validation and the trusted time stamp to the secure terminal. The method also includes setting a clock on the secure terminal using the trusted time stamp and storing the key validation at the secure terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Clover Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Jeremiah Murray, Jacob Whitaker Abrams, Arvin Carl Robert Haywood
  • Patent number: 10826688
    Abstract: A key distribution and receiving method includes obtaining, by a first key management center, NAF key information of the first network element and a NAF key of the first network element, wherein the NAF key information of the first network element is information required to obtain the NAF key of the first network element. A service key is obtained. Using the NAF key of the first network element to perform encryption and/or integrity protection on the service key, a first security protection parameter is generated. A first generic bootstrapping architecture GBA push message is sent to the first network element. The GBA push message carries the first security protection parameter and the NAF key information of the first network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Zhang, Lu Gan, Philip Ginzboorg
  • Patent number: 10812234
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide an interleave-based method and apparatus for enhancing capacity of a random access channel, wherein the method is applied to a terminal device. The method includes: receiving a set of preamble sequences and at least two interleavers sent by a base station; determining, when a random access is triggered, a to-be-used preamble sequence from the set of preamble sequences as a target preamble sequence, and randomly determining a to-be-used interleaver from the at least two interleavers as a target interleaver; performing interleaving processing on the target preamble sequence by using the target interleaver to generate an interleaved target preamble sequence, wherein, performing interleaving processing on the same preamble sequence by using different interleavers will generate different interleaved preamble sequences; sending a random access request to the base station by using the interleaved target preamble sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Zhongyuan Zhao, Mugen Peng
  • Patent number: 10776284
    Abstract: A security system for an external data storage apparatus and a control method thereof are disclosed. The system utilizes an input ID to selectively permit data to be written and/or read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: DataLocker Inc.
    Inventor: Sanghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10778449
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method are provided for supporting shared sessions in communication networks. The system, apparatus and method include interoperation between a User Equipment and serving nodes of a communication network. The serving nodes communicate with at least one anchor node of the communication network. In some implementations a shared session identifier and User Equipment identifying component are used to identify a User Equipment within a shared session. In some implementations, a paging notification is used to inform one or more target User Equipment that of a downlink message relating to the shared session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: William Anthony Gage
  • Patent number: 10769413
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a wireless communication unit communicating with a point-of-sales (POS) terminal positioned nearby, and a controller performing, when a payment event regarding goods occurs, payment regarding the goods together with the POS terminal using an image received from the outside, wherein when a facial image corresponding to the image corresponds to a previously registered user, the controller approves payment regarding the goods and generates evaluation information regarding the goods using the facial image included in the received image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taehoon Cho, Sanghyun Eim
  • Patent number: 10771471
    Abstract: A method for user authentication in a telecommunication network includes an authentication server with an authentication service and comprises an initial identity check of a upon a user request. The method includes steps performed by the authentication server, in which steps the authentication server receives a request with user behavior data for further authentication of a user, stores the user behavior data, matches the initial identity with previous information of the user by using an algorithm, performs further checking of the identity of the user if the initial identity of the user and the previous information of the user did not match in a predetermined manner, and reports the result of the further authentication as a reply to the request. A system performs the steps of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Comptel Oyj
    Inventors: Juhana Enqvist, Jyrki Berg
  • Patent number: 10761791
    Abstract: Wireless printing devices that are configured to register with a service over a network (e.g., the Internet) for providing printing services without a device specific printer driver are herein disclosed and enabled. The printing device may include an interface (e.g., a touch sensitive screen) to receive security information for connecting to a wireless local area network (WLAN). While connected to the wireless WLAN, the printing device registers the printing device with the service and transmits, to the service, device information related to the printing device. Subsequent to registration, one or more client devices, using the service over the network, may select the registered printing device for printing. The printing device is configured to receive output data either from the service over the network or from the one or more client devices over the network. The output data is related to the device information transmitted from the printing device to the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Flexiworld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Ho Chang, Christina Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 10757737
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, computer program instructions and apparatus for performing random access procedures in a wireless communication system. A method includes receiving at a network access node, in different time and frequency resources that are allocated for preamble transmission, and in different ones of a plurality of component carriers, a plurality of random access requests from individual ones of a plurality of user equipments; and transmitting a corresponding plurality of random access responses in a time and frequency resource of a single component carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Jianke Fan, Juha S. Korhonen, Mikko J. Rinne, Esa M. Malkamaki
  • Patent number: 10747869
    Abstract: In some embodiments, securing device commands includes a first electronic device receiving a command authorization request message from a second electronic device, including a device command to be performed by the second electronic device, a command argument, and a first message authentication code (MAC) generated by applying a hash function to the device command, the command argument and a first counter value. The first electronic device generates a second MAC by applying the hash function to the device command, the command argument and a second counter value synchronized with the first counter value. The first electronic device compares the first MAC and the second MAC to authenticate the device command and transmit a command approval message or a command denial message. The command approval message causes the second electronic device to perform the device command and the command denial message causes the second electronic device to reject the device command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: David Kelly Wurmfeld, Kevin Osborn
  • Patent number: 10736150
    Abstract: A method of transmitting a signal over a physical random access channel, wherein the signal comprises a plurality of symbols forming a symbol group. The method comprises applying scrambling to a plurality of symbols within the symbol group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Xingqin Lin, Margaretha Forsgren, Fredrik Huss, Olof Liberg, Yi-Pin Eric Wang
  • Patent number: 10736089
    Abstract: A downlink information receiving method and sending method, user equipment, and a network device, where a first user equipment first receives a first data packet, and the first user equipment determines whether the first data packet carries identity-related information of the first user equipment. If the first data packet does not carry identity-related information of the first user equipment, the first user equipment does not need to receive a second data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Song Zhu, Zhe Chen, Guangwei Yu
  • Patent number: 10715572
    Abstract: A client device is operated by obtaining a list of contacts, wherein the list of contacts includes contact information of authorized users, recording media content, defining a selected recipient of the media content, and transmitting the media content and contact information of the selected recipient to a media repository system to enable the media repository system to compare an identification of a user requesting access to the media content from the media repository system with the contact information of the selected recipient and to enable a communication device of the user to access the media content from the media repository system responsive to a determination that the contact information of the selected recipient matches the identification of the user. The media content includes audio, video, and/or image content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Denny, Hong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10716082
    Abstract: The inventor provides a Bluetooth automatic connection method and a master device, slave device, and system for implementing Bluetooth automatic connection, solving the problem that manual selection and connection are needed in a scenario in which there are multiple Bluetooth devices. The present invention relates to implementation of connection between Bluetooth devices, and in particular, quick automatic connection of the Bluetooth devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Fujian LANDI Commercial Equipment Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Chengbo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10713355
    Abstract: Certain embodiments may generally relate to controlling access to data held in the cloud. A method for controlling access to data held in the cloud may include determining, at a cloud server, the validity of user credentials received from a user device. The method may also include receiving context data related to the user device based on the validity of the user credentials. The method may further include synchronizing the context data with the cloud server. In addition, the method may include enforcing context-sensitive security checks on requests made by the user for resources based on the sensor data collected by the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: QATAR UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Bashar Nuseibeh, Arosha Bandara, Khaled M. Khan, Niamul Haque Khan, Armstrong Nhlabatsi, Thein Than Tun, Yijun Yu
  • Patent number: 10708782
    Abstract: Disclosed is a Managed Access System that operates as a man-in-the-middle between a handset and a network carrier system (e.g., Verizon, AT&T) to control access of handsets to connect to the network carrier system. The Managed Access System includes adaptable hardware, which emulates or simulates the characteristics of the handset such that the network carrier system communicates with the Managed Access System rather than the handset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph S. Noonan
  • Patent number: 10701736
    Abstract: A radio communication system provided with a communication device and a radio communication network system is characterized by comprising a transmission delay estimate information transmitting means for transmitting transmission delay estimate information to the radio communication network system when the transmission condition of the transmission delay estimate information is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Jinsock Lee, Kojiro Hamabe
  • Patent number: 10680826
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for authenticating a production of products. The method and system comprise determining if configuration data for the production run is authorized and, if the production run is authorized, generating a security token and associating the token with configuration data. The configuration data is digitally signed by generating a digital signature and associating the digital signature with the configuration data. The digital signature associated with the digitally signed configuration data is verified. Products are then produced in a production run according to the digitally signed configuration data, and the set of secure product identifiers is printed on the products according to the digitally signed configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INEXTO SA
    Inventors: Alain Laurent Robert Borlet-Hote, Erwan Fradet, Yannick Georges Charles Gauthier
  • Patent number: 10659960
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a security method and system in a telecommunications network comprising a radio access network system and a core network system. The radio access network system is configured to provide a wireless radio interface for at least one user device, wherein a shared secret key is stored in both the user device and the core network system. At least one vector is received from the core network system comprising one or more values derived from the shared secret key. At least one of an authentication procedure and a key agreement procedure is performed in the radio access network system for the user device over the wireless radio interface using the one or more values of the received vector for establishing a connection between the user device and the radio access network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V., NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPASTNATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventor: Frank Fransen
  • Patent number: 10652278
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and related technologies for device compliance monitoring are described. In certain aspects, one or more compliance rules associated with a device classification are used to determine a compliance level of a device. The one or more compliance rules may be based on a standard. An action can be initiated based on the compliance level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Forescout Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anderson Lam, Kevin Benjamin Mayer, Yuri Mikhel, Gilad Walden
  • Patent number: 10635886
    Abstract: The present invention solves the problem by having: a first recording unit which accepts a handwritten electronic signature by a transactor and records the handwritten electronic signature in an electronic document; a second recording unit which records record information including transaction position information at a time that the handwritten electronic signature is recorded, in image data of the electronic document where the handwritten electronic signature is recorded by the first recording unit; and a managing unit which manages the record information recorded by the second recording unit and the image data where the record information is recorded as managing information, while associating the record information with the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NS SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10601815
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method of establishing a secure connection between a device and a network-based entity, NAF, via an access gateway, where the device and a network-based bootstrapping server, BSF, have a pre-established trust relationship. The method comprises the access gateway acting as a proxy between the device and the BSF. A reference to a NAF received from the BSF is used to securely authenticate the device to the NAF. An identity of the access gateway is sent to the NAF and the identity is used to authorise the device to use the access gateway. The access gateway identity is authenticated at the BSF and/or the NAF. The access gateway may relay messages to the device over a non-HTTP link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Patrik Salmela, Mohit Sethi, Ari Keränen
  • Patent number: 10601819
    Abstract: Techniques provided herein relate to electronic authentication on public systems. A backend system receives at least one electronic data action request from a publicly available client system that is shared amongst a plurality of users. At least a portion of the primary authentication information is received from a secondary device separate from the publicly available client system. The electronic data action request is authenticated by determining if the primary authentication information matches expected primary authentication information that is expected to complete the electronic data action request. Performance of the electronic data action request is facilitated when the primary authentication information matches the expected primary authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bharat Prasad, Charles Lee Oakes, III, Gunjan C. Vijayvergia, Vijay Jayapalan, Thomas Bret Buckingham
  • Patent number: 10602351
    Abstract: Disclosed are a communication information hiding realization method and realization system. The method comprises: monitoring a communication information database for storing communication information in real time, and judging whether there is newly added communication information in the communication information database; when there is newly added communication information in the communication information database, acquiring a communication number of the newly added communication information, and comparing the communication number to a pre-set communication number set needing to be hidden; and when the communication number exists in the communication number set needing to be hidden, deleting or hiding the communication information corresponding to the communication number in the communication information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION INC.
    Inventor: Jipeng Sun
  • Patent number: 10574462
    Abstract: Privacy management techniques for communication systems are provided. In one or more methods, one or more cryptographic key pairs are provisioned in a home network of a communication system for utilization by subscribers of the home network to conceal subscriber identifiers provided to access points in the communication system. The cryptographic key pairs are managed utilizing an element or function in the home network of the communication system. In one or more other methods, one or more public keys associated with one or more cryptographic key pairs are stored in user equipment, the cryptographic key pairs being provisioned by a home network of a communication system for use by subscribers of the home network to conceal subscriber identifiers provided to access points in the communication network. An element or function of the home network of the communication system is interfaced for management of the public keys stored in the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies OY
    Inventors: Anja Jerichow, Annett Seefeldt, Nagendra S. Bykampadi, Suresh P. Nair, Ulrich Wiehe
  • Patent number: 10575180
    Abstract: A method of verifying IMEIs and chipset S/Ns of devices within a wireless communication network. The method comprises receiving a request from a device to access the wireless communication network and receiving an international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) and serial number (S/N) from the device, wherein the IMEI and S/N are included on a chipset of the device, and wherein the S/N is the S/N for the chipset. The method further comprises comparing the IMEI and S/N with a database to confirm the authenticity of the IMEI and S/N. Based upon the authenticity of the IMEI and S/N, the request is either granted or not granted for the device to access the wireless communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Arash Obaidi, Darren J. Kress
  • Patent number: 10560358
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and a device for performing UL packet delay measurement in a wireless communication system, the method comprising: checking whether a value of queuing delay of a PDCP SDU is above a threshold, and generating and transmitting a PDCP PDU including the PDCP SDU and a time stamp for the PDCP SDU, if the value of the queuing delay is above the threshold, wherein a value of the time stamp for the PDCP SDU is set to a time when the PDCP SDU is received from the upper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungjune Yi, Sunyoung Lee, Hyunjin Shim
  • Patent number: 10555162
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for discovering a home agent serving a mobile node upon the mobile node changing its mobility management scheme in a packet-switched network and the implementation of such method in a mobile node or home agent. In order to propose a home agent discover scheme that maintains session continuity in a seamless manner upon a mobile node changing its mobility management scheme, a mobile node comprises information on its location prior to changing the mobility management scheme to one of the first signaling messages transmitted upon changing the mobility management scheme (home agent discovery message). The receiving node uses this information to identify the home agent serving the mobile node or to provide a hint to the home agent where the mobile node is registered in a response message to the mobile node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Kilian Weniger, Takashi Aramaki, Jun Hirano, Jens Bachmann, Shinkichi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10554788
    Abstract: In various implementations, a computer-implemented method for remotely managing settings of applications includes receiving a network communication from a managed device, the received network communication including a client-side hash value. The method further includes identifying settings for an application on the managed device in response to the receiving of the network communication, where the identified settings include configuration instructions for the application. Based on a comparison between the received client-side hash value and a server-side hash value that corresponds to the identified settings, at least some of the identified settings are transmitted to the managed device. The transmitting of the at least some of the identified settings can be based on the comparison indicating a mismatch between the received client-side hash value and the server-side hash value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Ioannis Vlachogiannis, Nikolaos Maroulis, Panagiotis Papadomitsos
  • Patent number: 10552614
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving an indication of a first level of authentication for an electronic device, the first authentication being associated with a first authentication device associated with the user; receiving an indication of a second level of authentication for the electronic device, the second authentication being associated with a second authentication device associated with the user, the second authentication device being different from the first authentication device; and upon receiving the indication of at least the first level of authentication and the second level of authentication, allow access to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Nam H Nguyen, Chi So, Shaheen Saroor
  • Patent number: 10547608
    Abstract: Examples provided herein are directed to a computing device and media playback system sharing access to a media service corresponding to a media application installed on the computing device. In one example, a media playback system may be configured to (i) receive from the computing device an authorization code that corresponds to a media application installed on the computing device that is authorized to access media from a media service, (ii) transmit to the media service an authorization request with the authorization code, (iii) receive from the media service an authorization token that facilitates obtaining media from the media service, and (iv) transmit to the media service a request for media for playback by the media playback system, where the request for media includes the authorization token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Kuper, Sherwin Liu, Emilio Arce, Arthur L. Coburn, IV
  • Patent number: 10528715
    Abstract: An authentication device includes: a wearing position determination unit that determines a wearing position, the wearing position being a position at which a wearable article comprising a sensor is being worn on a body; and an authentication unit that performs authentication by using biometric information of the body, the biometric information being detected by the sensor at the wearing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10517126
    Abstract: A user-operated communication device stores security association information that is initially used to wirelessly connect the user-operated communication device to a first wireless access point made available by a first private wireless network service provider. Assume that the user-operated communication device roams out of a first wireless coverage region supported by the first wireless access point into wireless range of a second wireless access point operated by a second private wireless network service provider. Instead of performing full authentication to establish a wireless communication link with the second wireless access point, the user-operated communication device requests authentication resumption and utilizes the stored security association information (provided by the first service provider) to more quickly, wirelessly connect the communication device to the second wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Arun Manroa, Qiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10496807
    Abstract: An authentication device includes: a wearing position determination unit that determines a wearing position, the wearing position being a position at which a wearable article comprising a sensor is being worn on a body; and an authentication unit that performs authentication by using biometric information of the body, the biometric information being detected by the sensor at the wearing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Fukuda