Position Dependent Or Authenticating Patents (Class 380/258)
  • Patent number: 9898100
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for authenticating and identifying stylus devices are described herein. In one example, a method includes receiving a value generated by the stylus device during an initialization stage. The method includes receiving a code generated from the stylus device during an authentication stage. The method also includes cryptographically authenticating an author of digital ink corresponding to the stylus device on a computer device based in part on the value and the received code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Flavio Protasio Ribeiro
  • Patent number: 9883393
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for secure beacon authentication via mobile devices are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a verification element comprises: a memory storing a plurality of non-repeated verification codes; a wireless broadcast element; and a processing circuit electronically coupled to the memory and the wireless broadcast element, the processing circuit being configured to retrieve one of the non-repeated verification codes from the memory and to transfer the non-repeated verification code to the wireless broadcast element, the wireless broadcast element being configured to wirelessly broadcast the non-repeated verification code to a plurality of mobile devices for individual verification of the plurality of mobile devices, the non-repeated verification code being different than any other non-repeated verification code previously retrieved from the memory and used for individual verification of the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: inMarkert Media LLC
    Inventor: Todd J. Dipaola
  • Patent number: 9870131
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for exploring information by topic. One of the methods includes determining, from a user input, a topic; selecting a first node from a plurality of nodes, wherein the first node is a collection of data about the topic; providing, for display in a user interface, a first threadlet, wherein the first threadlet includes an instance of the first node and a projection menu that includes a respective link to each of one or more projections, and wherein each of the one or more projections includes one or more threadlets that are instances of nodes that share a relationship to the topic; receiving a user input selecting a particular projection from the one or more projections; and providing, for display in the user interface, a set of threadlets from the particular projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Vitaliy Kulikov
  • Patent number: 9860256
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach to incorporate geographical access control features for a cloud-based storage platform. This allows, for example, enterprise administrators to define geographical areas (geofences) with arbitrary precision within which content access can be applied to items of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirill Minkovich, Pranava Adduri
  • Patent number: 9858960
    Abstract: Provided is a method of playing content stored in a storage device including requesting a conversion of the content to a content service server, receiving content key information and additional information for the conversion of the content from the content service server, and performing the conversion of the content based on the content key information and the additional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunghyun Cho, Hyunkook Khang, Joonhee Yoon
  • Patent number: 9848327
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for secure beacon authentication via mobile devices are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a verification element comprises: a memory storing a plurality of non-repeated verification codes; a wireless broadcast element; and a processing circuit electronically coupled to the memory and the wireless broadcast element, the processing circuit being configured to retrieve one of the non-repeated verification codes from the memory and to transfer the non-repeated verification code to the wireless broadcast element, the wireless broadcast element being configured to wirelessly broadcast the non-repeated verification code to a plurality of mobile devices for individual verification of the plurality of mobile devices, the non-repeated verification code being different than any other non-repeated verification code previously retrieved from the memory and used for individual verification of the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: inMarket Media LLC
    Inventor: Todd J. Dipaola
  • Patent number: 9792455
    Abstract: An information handling system (IHS) performs security policy enforcement using security policy data maintained in an embedded controller, which operates within a privileged environment. The security policy data identifies security policies established for the IHS. The EC is directly connected to a number of sensors from which the EC receives sensor data and to at least one integrated functional device. The EC determines whether the received sensor data fulfills any trigger condition of a security policy. If the received sensor data does not fulfill any trigger condition of a security policy described by the security policy data, the EC continues to monitor sensors for updated sensor data. However, if the received sensor data fulfills any trigger condition of the security policy, the EC performs a security measure that involves enabling, disabling, or resetting one or more of the at least one integrated functional devices that can be disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: James T. Gillon, Ricardo L. Martinez, Flaviu Cristian Chis
  • Patent number: 9787667
    Abstract: A apparatus and a method for attested sensor data reporting, wherein a challenge is received from an online service; sensor data is read; and a sensor data signature based on the sensor data is created and sent to the online service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Kari Kostiainen
  • Patent number: 9767323
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing spatial security of data stored on a hard disk drive. A method includes associating a user with at least one track and/or sector of the hard disk drive. The method also includes locking the at least one track and/or sector as a default setting. The method additionally includes determining the user has moved into a predefined area. The method further includes unlocking the at least one track and/or sector based on the determining the user has moved into the predefined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Blaine H. Dolph, Sandeep R. Patil, Riyazahamad M. Shiraguppi, Gandhi Sivakumar, Matthew B. Trevathan
  • Patent number: 9754276
    Abstract: A method for providing a promotion to a user to do commerce at a physical location includes offering a right to a particular piece of digital content to the user as an incentive to a commercial transaction that occurs at least partly at the physical location, discerning that the user is located at the physical location, and in response to the discerning, interacting with the user to provide the digital content to the user on a mobile device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL INC.
    Inventor: German Carlos Scipioni
  • Patent number: 9754087
    Abstract: A web system license based on multi-way tree search includes steps of: identifying a requiring URL of each function; using the requiring URL of the function as a mark, writing the mark in a license; encrypting the license for generating a cipher text, and storing the cipher text in a web system; during initializing of the web system, decrypting the cipher text and sending to a memory; establishing a multi-way tree according to a URL of an authorized function in the license; and receiving a requirement for a specific function by the web system, using the requiring URL as a searching value and matching in the multi-way tree; wherein if a corresponding URL is found, the function is authorized and further operation is required until response returning; if the corresponding URL is not found, the requirement is intercepted, and a response is returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: G-CLOUD TECHNOLOGY Co.Ltd
    Inventors: Zhanpeng Mo, Song Yang, Tongkai Ji
  • Patent number: 9749236
    Abstract: Handling of ELS REQ and RSP packets that contain addresses in the payload is shifted to the edge fabric switches connected to the node devices issuing and receiving the ELS REQ packet, the ingress and egress switches. This allows the ELS REQ and RSP packet payload address modification operations to be removed from the tasks handled by the router processor. As this removes a processing burden from the router processors, those router processors are free to handle other normal operations, thus allowing more processor bandwidth to be provided to those other operations, which allows further growth of the network as one limitation has been removed. The need to replicate or provide commands between switches or routers is avoided as there are no redundant paths at that point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Badrinath Kollu
  • Patent number: 9741022
    Abstract: A web service platform to improve end-user engagement in a captive audience environment. Mobile and web-based clients allow application users to authorize and approve usage of entitlements of other users, including their children, based upon preconfigured rules and the proximity between the user requesting and the user approving authorization to use the entitlement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BLAZER AND FLIP FLOPS, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Harry Ziskind, Joshua David Bass, Scott Sebastian Sahadi
  • Patent number: 9734353
    Abstract: The present invention provides a terminal which includes an an information collection unit configured to acquire subsidiary information added to a current image by a user and collect authentication information relating to the user according to an information hiding command received by the current image, an information processing unit configured to execute the following steps: eliminating the subsidiary information on the current image, and embedding the subsidiary information and the authentication information into a file of the current image from which the subsidiary information is eliminated in a related manner, or eliminating a display identifier of the subsidiary information on the current image, and embedding the subsidiary information, the display identifier, and the authentication information into the file of the current image from which the display identifier is eliminated from in a related manner. The present invention further provides a method for hiding and protecting data information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignees: YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMUNICATION SCEINTIFIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., DONGGUAN YULONG TELECOMMUNICATION TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Cao
  • Patent number: 9727284
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes: a first communication interface configured to perform communication according to a first communication standard; a second communication interface configured to perform communication according to a second communication standard that is different from the first communication standard and that is a wireless communication standard; an image recorder; and a controller. The controller receives image data and first identification information from an image-data output device via the first communication interface. The controller broadcasts the received first identification information via the second communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 9712324
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and apparatus for reducing or eliminating unauthorized access to secured files are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the method includes establishing a connection between a communication portion of the secured file and an authentication agent. The method may include requesting a decryption key from the authentication agent for accessing the secured file on a first computing device. The decryption key may be based on device information retrieved from devices in an authenticated environment of devices. The authenticated environment may be an environment in which the secured the was encrypted. The method may include destroying the secured file subsequent to receiving a message indicating that the requesting has failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Forcepoint Federal LLC
    Inventors: Matthew D. Neumann, Michael W. Smith
  • Patent number: 9705852
    Abstract: A traffic management device (TMD), system, and processor-readable storage medium are directed to determining that an end-to-end encrypted session has been established between a client and an authentication server, intercepting and decrypting subsequent task traffic from the client, and forwarding the intercepted traffic toward a server. In some embodiments, a second connection between the TMD and server may be employed to forward the intercepted traffic, and the second connection may be unencrypted or encrypted with a different mechanism than the encrypted connection to the authentication server. The encrypted connection to the authentication server may be maintained following authentication to enable termination of the second connection if the client becomes untrusted, and/or to enable logging of client requests, connection information, and the like. In some embodiments, the TMD may act as a proxy to provide client access to a number of servers and/or resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Benn Sapin Bollay, Jonathan Mini Hawthorne
  • Patent number: 9688399
    Abstract: A system for providing the general public with simplified access to aerial surveillance. The system software initially functions as a viewer, but also provides a path to increase a participant's control. The software architecture is structured to accommodate multiple users simultaneously and minimizes operational down-time by organizing participants into a standby queuing system. The system also provides a step-by-step operator-pilot progression, with built in training and certification modules, to train and qualify a participant for higher levels of control. This progression starts by allowing a participant to remotely track the flight path of a surveillance aircraft, then view its camera feed, operate the camera, and eventually pilot the aircraft. The system in applicable whether the aircraft is manned or unmanned, and incorporates an interrupt mechanism to mitigate undesirable mission parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Civicus Media LLC
    Inventor: David R. Dobbins
  • Patent number: 9666013
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a computer-implemented method can include receiving, at a computing device, a beacon signal including a vending device identifier and sending, to a cloud-based vending service, the vending device identifier. The method can further include receiving, from the cloud-based vending service, an indication of at least one product available for purchase from the vending device and receiving, at the computing device, an indication of a selected product of the at least one product available for purchase. The method can also include sending, to the cloud based service, a request to purchase the selected product and receiving, from the cloud-based vending service, a purchase token for the selected product. The method can still further include sending, to the vending device, the purchase token and receiving, from the vending device, an acknowledgment that the purchase token has been used to purchase the selected product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Roy Want, Scott Arthur Jenson, William Noah Schilit
  • Patent number: 9648551
    Abstract: An electronic device having a judging system to facilitate an operation of the electronic device. The judging system includes a searching module for searching MAC addresses of WiFi devices in a presently working environment. A storing module stores the MAC addresses in a data base. A comparing module judges whether the present working environment is a previously encountered environment by comparing the MAC addresses for the present working environment with MAC addresses for the previously encountered environment which have been stored in the data base. A processing module has the electronic device to perform a predetermined function if the present working environment is judged as the previously encountered environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Yu-An Chung
  • Patent number: 9647995
    Abstract: A system and method is provided to determine location information of a portable computing device and, in particular, to a secure and scalable system and method of decoupling and exposing handset originated location information to third parties. The system includes a location platform to determine location information of a remote user, and an encryption service configured to secure the location information of the remote user and send the secure location information to a content provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pramodh D. Narayan, Sri Ramanathan, Matthew A. Terry, Matthew B. Trevathan
  • Patent number: 9647998
    Abstract: In representative embodiments, a geo-fence cryptographic key material comprising a geo-fence description defining a geographic area and associated cryptographic key material is assigned to an entity for use in authenticated communications. The validity of the cryptographic material changes state based on whether the entity is inside or outside the geographic area. This is accomplished in a representative embodiment by suspending the validity of the cryptographic key material when the entity is outside the geographic area and reinstating the validity of the cryptographic key material when the entity is inside the geographic area. A geographic update service determines the validity of the cryptographic material in part using location updates sent by the entity. Entities that are not geo-aware can delegate the location update to a geo-aware device. Encryption can be used to preserve privacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Venafi, Inc.
    Inventor: Remo Ronca
  • Patent number: 9622039
    Abstract: There is provided a technology for retrieving tourist information based on a user location which makes it easy for the user to retrieve accurate tourist information which she/she truly requires. A user's location on the map is measured and the plurality of reference areas are retrieved from memory storing a plurality of reference areas RA, RB, RC and RD allocated to a plurality of target objects A, B, C and D on the map which are correlated with a plurality of tourist information items, using the measured current location as a search key. A reference area including the measured current location is extracted from plurality of reference areas and tourist information, from plurality of tourist information items corresponds to the extracted reference area is provided to the user. Each reference area is defined by location, shape and size of area reflecting the attributes of corresponding target objects on the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SONO ELECTRONICS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Kunio Ukezono
  • Patent number: 9569972
    Abstract: A device receives a request for a flight path for a UAV from a first location to a second location, credentials for the UAV, and component information for the UAV. The device determines, based on the credentials, whether the UAV is authenticated for utilizing the device and a network, and determines whether the UAV is capable of flight based on the component information and maintenance information. The device calculates, the flight path based on capability information for the UAV and/or other information, and determines whether the UAV is capable of traversing the flight path based on the capability information and/or the other information. The device generates flight path instructions for the flight path, and provides the flight path instructions to the UAV to permit the UAV to travel from the first location to the second location via the flight path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Pasko, Ashok N. Srivastava, Hani Batla, Igor Kantor, Gurpreet Ubhi
  • Patent number: 9569778
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to methods and systems for managing difficulty of use and security for a transaction. A transaction manager operating on a computing device may determining a range of possible steps for a transaction comprising security measures available for the transaction. The transaction manager may identify a threshold for a security metric to be exceeded for authorizing the transaction, the security metric to be determined based on performance of steps selected for the transaction. The transaction manager may select for the transaction at least one step from the range of possible steps, based on optimizing between (i) a difficulty of use quotient of the transaction from subjecting a user to the at least one step, and (ii) the security metric relative to the determined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Eyelock, LLC
    Inventor: Keith J. Hanna
  • Patent number: 9560027
    Abstract: There is disclosed some techniques for processing an authentication request. In one example, a method comprises the step of determining the velocity between authentication requests of a user associated with the requests. Additionally, the method determines the likelihood that a location associated with one of the requests is associated with the user location. Furthermore, the method generates an authentication result based on the likelihood that a location associated with one of the requests is associated with the user location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Eyal Kolman, Alon Kaufman, Yael Villa, Alex Vaystikh, Ereli Eran, Liron Liptz
  • Patent number: 9558624
    Abstract: Systems are provided including: a player's device constructed to: communicate device information; receive an authorization message; communicate an authorization to commence a SWig session; communicate updated device information; and receive an authorization revocation; a geographical location server constructed to: receive the device information; determine a geographical location of the player's device; and communicate the geographical location; and the SWig server connected to the player's device and the geographical location server by a network, and constructed to: receive the device information; receive the geographical location of the player's device; when the geographical location of the player's device is within a real credit wagering jurisdiction, communicate the authorization message; receive the authorization to commence the SWig session; initiate the SWig session; receive the updated device information; determine if the player's device has changed location; and when the player's device has changed l
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Gamblit Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Miles Arnone, Clifford Kaylin, Eric Meyerhofer, Frank Cire
  • Patent number: 9537791
    Abstract: A management apparatus manages a plurality of devices. The management apparatus includes a management part that manages, for each one of the devices, one of communication systems used for carrying out communication between the management apparatus and the one of the devices and a communication data amount between the management apparatus and the one of the devices; a setting part that sets a permissible communication amount for each one of the communication systems; and a determination part that determines whether to be able to provide a service to one of the devices based on a communication data amount required for providing the service to the one of the devices, the permissible communication amount of one of the communication systems used by the one of the devices and a total of the communication data amounts of respective ones of the devices each using the one of the communication systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Chiyo
  • Patent number: 9532222
    Abstract: A method of completing a transaction that requires authorization by an authority agent includes registering an authority device as associated with the authority agent, receiving a transaction request from a service provider; pushing an authentication notification to the authenticating application of the authority device; displaying the authentication notification, including a prompt to supply agent verification data, on the authority device; collecting and verifying the agent verification data; in response to verification of the agent verification data, transmitting an authority agent response from the authority device to the authentication platform, and, at the authentication platform, authenticating the authority agent response; and in response to authenticating the authority agent response, transmitting a transaction confirmation from the authentication platform to the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Duo Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Oberheide, Omar Abduljaber, Boyang Zhu
  • Patent number: 9521624
    Abstract: Various of the disclosed embodiments concern efficiency improvements in wireless products. For example, some embodiments specify profiles for regional and custom-specified operational constraints. The profiles may be retrieved from across a network or stored locally upon the device. The profiles may specify various configuration adjustments that optimize the system's performance. For example, when possible, some embodiments may allow the system to operate at a lower power level and to thereby save energy. Various factors and conditions may be assessed in some embodiments prior to adjusting the existing power configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Shun-Liang Yu, Peiman Amini
  • Patent number: 9519762
    Abstract: Techniques for authenticating one or more entities are disclosed. Authentication can be performed based on one or more attributes associated with an image and/or input provided in connection with an image. The image is effectively provided for authenticating one or more entities associated with a computing environment. The attributes which can be measures include the manner in which an image has been created and/or traced by a person being authenticated. A person can initially register with an authentication system by creating and/or tracing an image. Subsequently, the person can be provided with the same, similar and/or completely different image in order to be authenticated by the authentication system. It will be appreciated that the image needs not be a signature or provide any personal information about the person being authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: David C. Williams, Joseph Randy Hedrick
  • Patent number: 9519776
    Abstract: The present invention is a computer security system and method in which the various algorithms not only do not search for or detect the presence of a steganographic or other hidden image in a data file or across data files, but also includes at least one or more combined approaches for altering and neutralizing any hidden messages without significantly detracting from the underlying integrity of the data file or files thus treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit
    Inventor: Charles Wood
  • Patent number: 9507026
    Abstract: A verified antispoofing navigation apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises: a primary navigation receiver configured to provide a set of primary measurements related to positioning of a mobile platform; a supplemental navigation device configured to provide a set of supplemental measurements related to positioning of the mobile platform; an identity monitoring device configured to verify an identity of a driver of the mobile platform; and a verification and authentication navigation processor configured to verify authenticity of the set of primary measurements provided by the primary navigation receiver by using the set of supplemental measurements provided by the supplemental navigation device. The verified antispoofing navigation apparatus further comprises: a driver authentication navigation processor configured to provide the driving and rest times of the driver to relevant authorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventor: Mark E. Nichols
  • Patent number: 9495526
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to methods and systems for managing difficulty of use and security for a transaction. A transaction manager operating on a computing device may determining a range of possible steps for a transaction comprising security measures available for the transaction. The transaction manager may identify a threshold for a security metric to be exceeded for authorizing the transaction, the security metric to be determined based on performance of steps selected for the transaction. The transaction manager may select for the transaction at least one step from the range of possible steps, based on optimizing between (i) a difficulty of use quotient of the transaction from subjecting a user to the at least one step, and (ii) the security metric relative to the determined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Eyelock LLC
    Inventor: Keith J. Hanna
  • Patent number: 9477825
    Abstract: A system for authenticating mobile device users transparently is disclosed. This invention improves on the existing flaws by deriving encryption keys from environmental condition data when the user and device are trusted. The keys are then cryptographically hashed and compared with repository hashed data to determine if the conditions match a prior set of conditions. If a match is found and trust factors are sufficient, the system uses the condition data to decrypt a master key that allows access to secure data in the same manner as would a user-provided password. The security system cannot be bypassed if the device is stolen, as an attacker would have to replicate the exact environment and behavioral attributes employed and learned from the user without any knowledge as to the factors that constitute them because the factors are not maintained by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: TRUSTED MOBILE, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Richard Sinchak, Troy Frost
  • Patent number: 9471684
    Abstract: A server device provides for display a user interface that includes multiple code snippets, where each of the multiple code snippets, when executed, causes a user device to perform one or more functions. The server device receives a selection of a particular code snippet from the multiple code snippets provided by the user interface, and associates the particular code snippet with content. The server device provides the content with the particular code snippet to the user device, and executes the particular code snippet to cause the user device to perform a particular function with another server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Manish Sharma, Kevin Flores, Devin Blong, Tushar Chaudhary, Annu Yadav, Gurudutt Pai
  • Patent number: 9470796
    Abstract: A pay television satellite broadcast includes validation data that can be used to validate authenticity of live global positioning system (GPS) data. The validation data may be included within entitlement messages and encrypted for security and selective reception by authorized receivers. A navigation system may compute checksums of received live GPS data and compare with the validation data for a match. A decision about whether or not to use the live GPS data may be taken based on whether or not the computed checksums match the validation data received via the pay television satellite broadcast signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Jantz, Nir Livay
  • Patent number: 9462111
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a wearable electronic device applied to an electronic commerce system, wherein the wearable electronic device is configured to be in communication with an information management server located in a cloud end through short-range wireless communication between the wearable electronic device and a network communication device, the wearable electronic device is also able to play audio files, store audio property of the audio files as an audio preference record and transmit the audio preference record to a streaming audio server located in the cloud end through the network communication device and the information management server sequentially, and the streaming audio server can then directly update the audio file stored in the wearable electronic device according to the audio preference record through the network communication device, so as for the client to enjoy the latest and favorite audio during sport through wearing the wearable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: FUELSTATION INC.
    Inventor: Mike Chen
  • Patent number: 9449163
    Abstract: A method for logging in to an application program of an electronic device presets a plurality groups of account information of the application program, and presets fingerprints corresponding the plurality of groups of account information in a storage device. When the application program is executed and a user interface of the application program is displayed, the method receives fingerprint data input. When the received fingerprint data matches one of the fingerprints, the method further confirms a group of account information corresponding to the matched fingerprint, and logs in to the application program using the confirmed account information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Hsin-Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 9436809
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for a first communication device to perform authenticated distance measurement between the first communication device and a second communication device, wherein the first and the second communication device share a common secret and the common secret is used for performing the distance measurement between the first and the second communication device. The invention also relates to a method of determining whether data stored on a first communication device are to be accessed by a second communication device. Moreover, the invention relates to a communication device for performing authenticated distance measurement to a second communication device. The invention also relates to an apparatus for playing back multimedia content comprising a communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Franciscus Lucas Antonius Johannes Kamperman
  • Patent number: 9432845
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically comparing obtained wireless device location information from a wireless network and comparing that location with another independent source geographic location is provided. Location information is derived from two or more sources in a multiplicity of ways and a comparison is made within a Location Comparison Engine. The Location Comparison Engine makes use of databases that assist in resolving obtained raw positioning information and converting that positioning information into one or more formats for adequate location comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Ajay Dankar, Sunita Reddy, Randall A. Snyder, Michael P. Mortier, Michael F. Buhrmann, Charles L. Dennis
  • Patent number: 9402163
    Abstract: A location server includes: a first receiver module configured to receive, from a location-based services application server (LBS AS), a first identification for a first mobile device associated with the LBS AS; a second receiver module configured to receive, from an access/location network (ALN), a second identification for a second mobile device associated with the ALN; a comparison module, communicatively coupled to the first and second receiver modules, configured to determine whether the first and second identifications match and whether the first and second mobile devices are the same mobile device based at least in part on whether the first and second identifications match; and a location service information module, communicatively coupled to the comparison module, and configured to provide a location service for the first mobile device in response to the comparison module determining that the first and second mobile devices are the same mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen William Edge
  • Patent number: 9380034
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided in which external key devices are used for sealing and unsealing data-gathering devices without Internet, wherein the data-gathering devices invalidate the external key devices upon completing data collection in order to seal removable storage. Further, a sealed removable storage is transported to same location of a key server, where the key server uses a multi-factor sealing routine to unlock the sealed removable storage. The routine seals and unseals uses multiple factors including a location of the key server, hardware attributes of the removable storage, hardware attributes of the external key devices, and a private key of the key server. The data-gathering device may be used to support workers collecting data in disconnected parts in the world that are without Internet. The workers may collect data by using mobile devices to transfer data to a shared data-gathering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: Sze Yuen Wong, Amol Kedar
  • Patent number: 9374470
    Abstract: A method for controlling access by of communication devices to a conference call, the method comprising associating proximity settings with a conference call, the proximity settings indicating a acceptable proximity of other communication devices relative to a selected communication device; sensing by the selected communication device proximity of the other devices within its proximity of the communication device to obtain proximity information; and determining, by a processor, from the obtained proximity information and the proximity settings an action to be performed with reference to the conference call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Douglas Michael Gisby, Brian Edward Anthony McColgan, Christopher Labrador, Kevin Wilfred Andrewin, Nicholas Patrick Alfano
  • Patent number: 9367593
    Abstract: A method of sorting and displaying data on a portable electronic device includes: determining geographical coordinates of the portable electronic device, providing search criteria to the portable electronic device, performing a search in a database based on the search criteria resulting in a list of database records, determining a search area of the portable electronic device and displaying selected records from the list of database records on a display screen of the portable electronic device. Each of the selected records is located within a search radius, which originates at the geographical coordinates of the portable electronic device, and within the search area, which is determined based on a pointing direction of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventor: Nicholas Blommesteijn
  • Patent number: 9361245
    Abstract: A data storage system including a SSD includes a capability to detect whether its location is acceptable for function, and a capability to self-disable in the event the location of the device is unacceptable, or to self-enable only while the location of the device is acceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodyn Jones, Ken Vancouvering
  • Patent number: 9330275
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices and methods for decrypting content based on location. A media device may decrypt content based on determination of a location-based decryption event. The location-based decryption event may include the media device being located within a location previously defined as authorized to decrypt the content. The location-based decryption event may also include the media device being located within a predetermined distance of a designated reference object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Eric Endresen, Brian Scott Cripe, John Gilbert Focht, Craig Vincent Kulfan, Bala Anirudh Kurakula, Ian Aird Mosher, Viraj Vijay Sanghvi, Daniel Arthur Sommerfield, Jason Scott Wodicka, Christopher Charles Battey
  • Patent number: 9306942
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for agile generation of one time passcodes (OTPs) in a security environment, the security environment having a token generator comprising a token generator algorithm and a validator, the method comprising generating a OTP at the token generator according to a variance technique; wherein the variance technique is selected from a set of variance techniques, receiving the OTP at a validator, determining, at the validator, the variance technique used by the token generator to generate the OTP, and determining whether to validate the OTP based on the OTP and variance technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Vernon Bailey, John G Brainard, William M Duane, Michael J O'Malley, Robert S Philpott
  • Patent number: 9307451
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements for according access of a mobile device to an enterprise network. the presence of a mobile device relative to an enterprise network is detected, the enterprise network including a plurality of defined zones, wherein each zone is associated with a security level and with one or more resources. An agent of the mobile device is negotiated with to accord access to at least one of the defined zones. The negotiating includes: assessing at least one security constraint relative to the mobile device; and thereupon designating at least one zone to be accessible to the mobile device. Other variants and embodiments are broadly contemplated herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Palanivel Kodeswaran, Sougata Mukherjea, Prasad G. Naldurg, Venkatraman Ramakrishna, Arvind Seshadri
  • Patent number: 9286490
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems, methods, computer program products, and means that control access to position information at a receiver, or at another device external to the receiver, based on various considerations, including a requested service type, a user type, a device type, a software application type, a payment, and/or other characteristics associated with a particular software application or distributor of that software application. The disclosure further relates to systems, methods, computer program products and means for carrying out secure data transmissions intended for a particular application among other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Arun Raghupathy, Subramanian Meiyappan, Deepak Joseph, Varaprasad Vajjhala