Wireless Communication Patents (Class 380/270)
  • Patent number: 10664670
    Abstract: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader containing a reader key authenticates an RFID tag containing a tag key by receiving a tag identifier from the tag; challenging the tag with a tag challenge; receiving a tag response based at least on the tag challenge and the tag key but not including the tag key; sending a second message including at least the tag identifier and the tag response to a verification authority; and receiving a reply from the verification authority. The reader and the verification authority may mutually authenticate each other before, during, or after the tag authentication process. The verification authority may notify a designated party if a response is incorrect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Inpinj, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Diorio, Scott A. Cooper, Matthew Robshaw
  • Patent number: 10667195
    Abstract: A method for supporting wireless roaming among coverage areas of a plurality of access points may comprise detecting, by a first access point of the plurality of access points, signal strength of signals from a client device that is wirelessly connected to the first access point; comparing the signal strength with a threshold, and if the signal strength is less than the threshold, disconnecting, by the first access point, the client device from the first access point; transmitting, by the first access point, a signal indicating the disconnection of the client device to an access controller; updating, by the access controller, connection status information to indicate the disconnection of the client device from the first access point; transmitting, by the access controller, the connection status information of the client device to the plurality of access points; and connecting the client device with a second access point of the plurality of access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CASSIA NETWORKS INC.
    Inventors: Feng Gao, Fuyong Zhao, Xiansen Cai, Haitao Shi
  • Patent number: 10660141
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to establishing communication Sinks with electronic devices. As an example, a computing device includes a data acquisition device to obtain global unique identifier (GUID) of an electronic device using a first communication protocol. The computing device also includes a processor to authenticate the electronic device based on the GUiD. The processor is also to determine device characteristic information associated with the electronic device based on the GUID. The processor is further to establish a communication link with the electronic device based on the device characteristic information and the GUID, The communication link is implemented based on a second communication protocol that is different from the first communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Sutherland, Robert Campbell
  • Patent number: 10659959
    Abstract: A secure cell broadcast method entails defining a group of mobile devices, reserving a channel for the group, associating cryptographic key material with the group, notifying the mobile devices of the channel for the group, securely providing the key material to the mobile devices of the group, and broadcasting on the channel a secure broadcast message that is encrypted such that the mobile devices of the group receiving on the channel can receive and decrypt the secure broadcast message using the key material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: John David Netto, Shu-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 10659221
    Abstract: Provided is a method of managing keys in a security system of a multicast environment. The key managing method according to the embodiments of the present disclosure enables key management that a key renewal regarding a receiver joining or leaving a group does not affect all groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ho Jae Hyun
  • Patent number: 10652737
    Abstract: A method that connects a User Equipment (UE) to an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network through a web browser for a Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) service is provided. The method, and a UE adapted to the method, downloads a web app for a WebRTC service and connects to an IMS network through a WebRTC client. The UE connects to the IMS network and is registered in the IMS network in such a way as to use a Universal Resource Locator (URL) of an enhanced Proxy-Call Session Control Function (eP-CSCF) obtained by establishing a Packet Data Network (PDN) connection of the UE through a web browser in the process of obtaining a URL of the eP-CSCF, or the obtained URL of an eP-CSCF to which the WebRTC client can connect by transmitting Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) information of a network to which the UE is connected to a WebRTC Web Server Function (WWSF). Therefore, the UE can easily use WebRTC services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngkyo Baek, Sung Hwan Won, Songyean Cho
  • Patent number: 10652027
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to one or more line replacement units (“LRUs”) for an airplane. The LRUs can include airline modifiable information (“AMI”) that includes more than one public key certificates, wherein each of the more than one public key certificates uniquely identifies the airplane for ground communication based, at least in part, on a public key or a private key associated with the one or more public/private key pairs generated by a cryptographic key generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ian G. Angus, Travis S. Reid
  • Patent number: 10644887
    Abstract: An identity validity verification method is provided. The identity validity verification method is applied to an electronic terminal and includes: acquiring biometric feature data; generating an electronic private key based on the biometric feature data; and sending the electronic private key to the access control system, such that the access control system carries out identity validity verification based on the electronic private key. According to the present application, a dedicated fingerprint identification device does not need to be arranged at a specific position, and thus fingerprint data of a user does not remain on the fingerprint identification device. In this way, convenient is brought to the user and security is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jie Tang
  • Patent number: 10645578
    Abstract: A method for configuring a mobile terminal to control vehicle functions of a vehicle, where the mobile terminal and the vehicle each have a short-range radio system, includes receiving a request to a server to issue a vehicle key for the use of vehicle functions of the vehicle for a mobile terminal. The method also includes generating the vehicle key by the server, transmitting the vehicle key to a secure element of the mobile terminal, and storing the vehicle key in the secure element of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hans Auer
  • Patent number: 10637987
    Abstract: A method and system for sending messages in a telecommunications network, in which digital messages which contain information on the desired reply address are mass sent, and messages, which are sent on the basis of the reply-address information are received. The reply-address information of each mass-sent message is converted to correspond to a predefined dialogue, in which the stage of the dialogue defines unequivocally the reply-address information, so that the transmission and reception of the messages are implemented in different parts of the telecommunications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bookit Oy
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen
  • Patent number: 10637822
    Abstract: A method and device for managing an identifier of an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) is disclosed. The eUICC receives an identifier information request, determines whether there is a network carrier profile in an enabled state, and provides a response with identifier information corresponding to the identifier information request based on the results of the determination. According to the method, it is possible to separately manage the unique identifier of the eUICC and a network carrier ICCID and to dynamically manage the identifier of the eUICC according to the state of the network carrier profile of the eUICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myoung Hee Seo, Kwan Lae Kim, Chul Hyun Park, Jin Hyoung Lee, Hyung Jin Lee, Youn Pil Jeong
  • Patent number: 10637651
    Abstract: A system and method for securely resolving an identity of an audio device. The method includes establishing a wireless connection between an audio device and a remote device. An identity resolving key (IRK) is received in an encrypted state from the audio device via the wireless connection. A data connection between the remote device and a server is established. The IRK is transmitted in the encrypted state to the server via the data connection. transmitting user credentials to the server via the data connection. The IRK is received in a decrypted state from the server via the data connection. An advertising packet broadcast from the audio device is received by the remote device. The advertising packet includes a random resolvable address for the audio device. The random resolvable address is attempted to be resolved using the IRK in the decrypted state to identify the audio device with remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Warren Young, Prasanna Rao, Jim Lambert, Niall Tone Kavanagh, Matthew Jannace
  • Patent number: 10638312
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a system for securing discovery information being transmitted through a direct radio signal in a wireless communication system which supports a device-to-device service, and a device-to-device communication method of a transmission terminal, according to one embodiment of the present invention, can comprise: synchronizing with a discovery resource cycle number; determining discovery channel logical timing information of a discovery physical channel through which discovery information is to be transmitted; generating security information by using a security key, the determined discovery channel logical timing information and the discovery information to be transmitted; and transmitting the discovery information including the security information through the discovery physical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anil Agiwal, Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Youngbin Chang
  • Patent number: 10623502
    Abstract: During an automated login process to a wireless network, a mobile device receives, from an access node, a link indication referring to content for presenting at the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro, David Philip Hole
  • Patent number: 10615982
    Abstract: A method and device for providing a key for IoT communication are disclosed. The method includes an embodiment whereby an IoT device modulates a light signal carrying a security code to generate a modulated light signal, emits the modulated light signal to a personal electronic device, derives a security key from the security code, and performs authentication with a control device based on the security key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Liu, Xiaobo Wang
  • Patent number: 10616760
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method by a client device includes receiving from a stage device a first randomized stage address to be used during a pairing session; sending to the stage device a first randomized client address to be used during the pairing session, communicating with the stage device using the first randomized stage address and the first randomized client address to verify that the stage device is in possession of a shared secret data possessed by the client device and to establish at least one common randomization parameter with the stage device; periodically generating, based on the at least one common randomization parameter, a second randomized stage address and a second randomized client address; and communicating with the stage device in a paired communication session using the second randomized stage address and the second randomized client address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Marc Ihaab Salem
  • Patent number: 10616788
    Abstract: An exemplary system according to the present disclosure comprises at least one mobility networking module implemented in at least one lower tier radiolet. The mobility network module performs one or more traffic data plane functions. The exemplary system further comprises at least one mobility application module implemented in at least one upper tier radiolet. The mobility application module performs one or more application data plane functions. The exemplary system further comprises at least one mobility cloud module implemented in the at least one lower tier radiolet and the at least one upper tier radiolet. The mobility cloud module performs computing execution functions of a cloud session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alef Edge, Inc.
    Inventor: Ganapathy Subramanian Sundaram
  • Patent number: 10616012
    Abstract: A transmitting device of the disclosure includes a plurality of transmitters each of which includes a scrambler that performs a scrambling process on transmission data by using random data generated on the basis of an initial value and that transmits the transmission data on which the scrambling process has been performed. An initial value of a first scrambler in a first transmitter is different from an initial value of a second scrambler in a second transmitter, and the first transmitter and the second transmitter belongs to the plurality of transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihisa Hyakudai, Takashi Yokokawa
  • Patent number: 10601588
    Abstract: In accordance with an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising a receiver configured participate in an association with a first node, and at least one processing core configured to obtain a first credential set based on the association, to determine the apparatus has become associated with a computer, to receive an encrypted first key from the first node, to decrypt the encrypted first key and to provide the decrypted first key to the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Johan Wikman, Oskari Koskimies, Olli Rantapuska, Guido Grassel
  • Patent number: 10602559
    Abstract: A method performed by a first device to establish a connection to a second device includes: obtaining identification information of the second device by using a first communication method; obtaining the identification information of the second device by using a second communication method; obtaining first distance information regarding the second device based on characteristics of the first communication method and the second communication method; and determining whether to transmit a connection request to the second device based on the obtained first distance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mi-suk Huh
  • Patent number: 10599587
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described that relate to data set communication. Security information, such as a key list, can be generated and transmitted from a first node to a second node by way of a secure high throughput communication channel with high latency. The key list can be used to encrypt the data set and the encrypted data set can be sent to the second node by way of low latency signaling. The second node can decrypt the encrypted data set with the key list and perform a function that is indicated by the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jason Dirner, Benjamin Peddicord
  • Patent number: 10601591
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are provided for enabling discovery of a user by a member of an inner circle of the member when the user is in close proximity to the member. An indication is received from a user device indicating members of an inner circle of the user. A private key is sent to the mobile devices of each member of the inner circle. When the user device broadcasts an encrypted identifier, member devices with the private key can decrypt the encrypted identifier, allowing the member to discover that the user is in close proximity. The user can also update membership of the inner circle so that only members presently in the inner circle can discover that the user is in close proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alona Kushnirsky, Haim Somech, Oded Nahir
  • Patent number: 10588018
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to enhanced security of electronic devices that use IMEI numbers. In addition to a first IMEI number that is created and tracked by an OEM, a manufacturer of chipsets for cell phones creates a similar, but unique second IMEI number that is burned into logic at the chip level of chipsets. The second IMEI number includes a serial number of the chipset to uniquely identify the chipset that is associated with the second IMEI. A combination of a first IMEI and a second IMEI is stored with a registrar. When a device attempts to access a network, a combination of the first IMEI and the second IMEI stored on the device are authenticated with the registrar. If the combination is valid, then the device is allowed to access the network. Otherwise, the device is deemed to be an unauthorized device and access to the network is denied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 10581597
    Abstract: This specification describes techniques for processing service requests. One example method includes receiving an electronic credential request from a client, retrieving an electronic credential that corresponds to the user identifier, generating server signature information, and transmitting the server signature information and the electronic credential to the client. The server signature information includes the electronic credential and a user public key of the client. The electronic credential and the user public are signed using a server private key. The server signature information is configured to be cryptographically verified by the client and configured to enable the client to generate a two-dimensional barcode based on the electronic credential. The electronic credential included in the two-dimensional barcode is configured to be verified by a credential verification device. The credential verification end device is configured to generate the electronic credential based on the user identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Lingnan Shen, Ge Chen, Yanghui Liu, Huifeng Jin
  • Patent number: 10582556
    Abstract: A communication device for handling a bearer type change comprises at least one storage device for storing instructions and at least one processing circuit coupled to the at least one storage device. The at least one processing circuit is configured to execute the instructions stored in the at least one storage device. The instructions comprise receiving a first RRC message from a first BS; transmitting a first RRC response message to the first BS; establishing a PDCP entity; transmitting a first plurality of PDCP SDUs to the first BS; receiving a second RRC message from the first BS, wherein the second message configures the MCG bearer type to a SCG bearer type or a split bearer type; transmitting a second RRC response message to the first BS; reconfiguring the PDCP entity; and transmitting a second plurality of PDCP SDUs to a second BS when connecting to the first BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10574664
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a network gateway device (“gateway”) that provides various network management features, including a device zoning feature in which client computing devices (“client devices”) connected to the gateway are assigned to different device zones. The client devices connected to the gateway form a local area network (LAN) of the gateway, and can access an external network, e.g., Internet, using the gateway. Each of the device zones has a specific set of network access privileges. Different device zones can have different network access privileges and can provide device isolation in the LAN at different degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DISH NETWORK L.L.C.
    Inventor: William Michael Beals
  • Patent number: 10560846
    Abstract: An unlicensed wireless spectrum access point control circuit receives a first identifier from a first network entity and also receives a second identifier from a second network entity and then compares the late the first identifier to the second identifier to thereby authenticate the second network entity. By one approach the first and second identifier are medium access control (MAC) addresses. By one approach the first network entity comprises an Evolved Node-B base station in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Radio Access Network and the second network entity comprises a portable wireless device. Upon authenticating the second network entity, the control circuit can then allow user plane data traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Eswar Vutukuri, Nicholas William Anderson, Stephen John Barrett
  • Patent number: 10558964
    Abstract: A method of payment terminal operation, including: receiving a payment collection request for a payment from an application, generating a payment initiation request for the payment, sending the payment initiation request to a secure processing system, switching the secure processing system from operation in an unsecured mode to operation in a secured mode in response to receipt of the payment initiation request, facilitating payment information entry, and receiving a payment response notification, generated based on the payment information, at the main processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Poynt Co.
    Inventors: Osama Bedier, Ray Tanaka, Praveen Alavill, Syed Fayez Asar, Victor Chau
  • Patent number: 10558277
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed, the device comprising a first portion, a hinge element disposed between the first portion and the second portion so that the first portion is rotatable with respect to the second portion, and a non-extensible element disposed between the first portion and the second portion, wherein the non-extensible element comprises a movable portion configured so that a rotation of the first portion with respect to the second portion causes motion of the movable portion with respect to the first portion. The electronic device further comprises a sensor arrangement disposed on the first portion, the sensor arrangement being configured to detect the motion of the movable portion, at least one processor, and at least one memory comprising computer program code configured to calculate an angle of fold between the first and second portion based on the motion of the movable portion as detected by the sensor arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Anna-Maria Henell
  • Patent number: 10560848
    Abstract: A communication method and a related apparatus are provided. A base station obtains a security policy, where the security policy includes integrity protection indication information, and the integrity protection indication information is used to indicate the base station whether to enable integrity protection for a terminal device; and when the integrity protection indication information indicates the base station to enable integrity protection for the terminal device, the base station sends a target user plane integrity protection algorithm to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: He Li, Jing Chen, Li Hu
  • Patent number: 10548009
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate an overwrite of wireless credentials with user-input credentials. An extended wireless setup may be initiated at an access point when a predetermined input is received. During the extended wireless setup period, the access point may request updated wireless credentials from a user via a direct message or through a web page interface. The access point may overwrite currently used wireless credentials with the updated wireless credentials received from user input, and the access point may use the updated wireless credentials for establishing future wireless connections with one or more stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Haokeng Yu
  • Patent number: 10542570
    Abstract: A system and method for exchanging data with a network including an authorized UE that is authorized to exchange the data with the network, and an unauthorized UE that is not authorized to exchange the data with the network. The unauthorized UE operable to receive an authorization credential, and to exchange the data with the network using the received authorization credential. A system and method for exchanging data with a network including a requesting device and a relay UE. The relay UE operable to receive a transferable relay profile associated with the requesting device, and to establish a connection with the requesting device to relay data between the network and the requesting device based on the transferable relay profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xu Li, Ngoc Dung Dao
  • Patent number: 10542531
    Abstract: Disclosed is a 5G or a pre-5G communication system provided to support a higher data transmission rate than a 4G communication system such as LTE. A method and an apparatus are provided for transmitting and receiving a downlink control channel in a wireless communication system. The method includes transmitting, on a first resource region, a detection signal indicating that a downlink control channel is transmitted; and transmitting a signal of the downlink control channel on a search space related to the first resource region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Hyoung Kim, Yong-Jun Kwak, Dong-Han Kim, Young-Bum Kim, Seung-Hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10541804
    Abstract: Techniques for securely provisioning a set of enclaves are described. A contract owner may register with a shared registry. A subset of enclaves may be selected to be provisioned from among a plurality of enclaves. A keyshare may be requested from one or more provisioning services for each of the subset of enclaves to be provisioned. The requested keyshares may be received from each provisioning service for each of the subset of enclaves to be provisioned. For each of the selected enclaves, the received keyshares may be sent for verification by the enclave. Each of the selected enclaves may send an authenticated and encrypted key derived from the received keyshares.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mic Bowman, Andrea Miele
  • Patent number: 10541908
    Abstract: A communication relay apparatus includes a plurality of LAN ports configured to receive LAN cables respectively, at least one switch configured to switch to any one of a plurality of states, and an aggregator configured to specify a combination of two or more of the plurality of LAN ports in accordance with a state that is designated in the at least one switch, and conduct redundancy or expansion of a communication bandwidth with respect to a communication performed through the LAN cables that are received in the specified LAN ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Miyagishima
  • Patent number: 10536849
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for flexible, security context management during AMF changes. One aspect of the disclosure is a mechanism for achieving backward security during AMF changes. Instead of passing the current NAS key to the target AMF, the source AMF derives a new NAS key, provides the new NAS key to the target AMF, and sends a key change indication to the UE, either directly or through some other network node. The UE can then derive the new NAS key from the old NAS key. In some embodiments, the AMF may provide a key generation parameter to the UE to use in deriving the new NAS key. In other embodiments, the target AMF may change one or more security algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Noamen Ben Henda, Christine Jost, Karl Norrman, Monica Wifvesson
  • Patent number: 10528748
    Abstract: An approach is provided that provides data protection in a mobile device. The approach monitors a set of sensor data at the mobile device to determine a current context of the mobile device. Sensor data can include data pertaining to the external environment as well as to the user's current interaction with the device. In response to determining a negative current context of the mobile device, the approach deletes an encryption/decryption key from the mobile device rendering the encrypted data on the device inaccessible to malevolent users and data thieves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nataraj Nagaratnam, Kapil K. Singh
  • Patent number: 10523672
    Abstract: A system and method are described for connecting an IoT device to a wireless router and/or access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Afero, Inc.
    Inventor: Omar Zakaria
  • Patent number: 10515040
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; a controller; a data bus connector; a multiplexer operatively coupled to the data bus connector where the multiplexer includes a controller coupled state operatively coupled to the controller and a processor coupled state operatively coupled to the processor; and circuitry that responds to a signal received via the data bus connector to determine the coupled state of the multiplexer as being one of the controller coupled state and the processor coupled state. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nagananda Chumbalkar, Justin Potok Bandholz
  • Patent number: 10509911
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for conditionally granting access to service levels based on a determined security state of the device requesting access. A software component, upon receiving a request for access to a provider having a plurality of service levels, determines the current security state of the requesting device. The software component compares that security state to a policy associated with the provider. The software component then allows the requesting device access to the provider services where the device's current security state meets or exceeds the security state required for the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: LOOKOUT, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Patrick Mahaffey, James David Burgess, David Golombek, Timothy Michael Wyatt, Anthony McKay Lineberry, Kyle Barton, Daniel Lee Evans, David Luke Richardson, Bruce Wootton, John G. Hering, Jonathan Pantera Grubb, Brian James Buck, William Robinson
  • Patent number: 10511575
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing an endpoint device with access to a remote resource are disclosed. A first secure tunnel with the endpoint device is established from an intermediate device, the first tunnel terminating within a trusted execution environment (TEE) in the intermediate device. At least one credential is received within the TEE and via the first secure tunnel from the endpoint device. The at least one credential is transmitted from the intermediate device to the remote resource via a second secure tunnel, the second tunnel located between the remote resource and the intermediate device and originating within the TEE. In response to the at least one credential being accepted by the remote resource, communications between the endpoint device and the remote resource via the TEE in the intermediate device through the first and second secure tunnels are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nikolay Gigov, Yin Tan, Robert Lambert
  • Patent number: 10509677
    Abstract: For providing granular quality of service (QoS) for computing resources in a computing system, systems, apparatus, and methods are disclosed. The apparatus includes a processor having a plurality of processor cores and a memory that stores code executable by the processor to identify a thread belonging to a computing process, to identify one or more thread-level tags associated with the thread, to determine a computational requirement of the thread based on the one or more thread-level tags, and to assign the thread to one of the processor cores based on the computational requirement. In certain embodiments, the may include code executable by the processor to allocate hardware resources to the thread based on an intra-process priority, the hardware resources being allocated from a set of hardware resources assigned to the computing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVA (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Bryan Loyd Young, John Scott Crowe, Jennifer Lee-Baron, Nathan J. Peterson, Amy Leigh Rose
  • Patent number: 10512116
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide a bearer management apparatus and method, and a communication system. The method comprises: a user equipment (UE) receives an indication message, sent by a base station, for changing a bearer type of a bearer or releasing the bearer under dual connectivity; and changes the bearer type of the bearer or releases the bearer according to the indication message. Through the embodiments of the present disclosure, the UE configured with dual connectivity can seamlessly convert the bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Ningjuan Chang, Haibo Xu, Yanling Lu, Weiwei Wang
  • Patent number: 10503891
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and method is provided. The image processing apparatus has one or more processors and a memory that stores instructions for execution by the one or more processors. Upon execution of the instructions, the image processing apparatus is configured receive, from a credential source, a credential having a domain identifier identifying an authentication domain and authentication data used to authenticate with authentication domain and parse at least a portion of the domain identifier to obtain information identifying the authentication domain with which to authenticate the credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: CANON INFORMATION AND IMAGING SOLUTIONS, INC., CANON U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Aarti Malpani, Lance Yiuchong Leung, Jiuyuan Ge
  • Patent number: 10505950
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for multi-layer encryption of an efficient broadcast message. In use, a message is identified that includes data to be broadcasted to a plurality of recipients as well as identifiers of the plurality of recipients. The message is encrypted using a first encryption process to form a first header portion and a first data portion. Additionally, the message with the first data portion is encrypted using a second encryption process to form a second header portion and a second data portion. Further, the first header portion is encrypted using a third encryption process to form a third header portion. A multi-layer efficient broadcast message is then formed for broadcasting the data to the plurality of recipients, the multi-layer efficient broadcast message including the second header portion, the third header portion, and the second data portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DARK MATTER L.L.C.
    Inventors: Alexander Sherkin, Eugene Chin, Ravi Singh
  • Patent number: 10505869
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, machines, systems, computer-implemented methods and computer program products for mimicking a presence notification to optimize utilization of computing resources of a system comprising a plurality of virtual components and a virtual component manager are provided. Using the virtual component manager, one or more components that are each performing functions limited to providing a presence notification may be detected. The detected one or more components may be suspended, and the presence notifications for each suspended component may be generated and transmitted by the virtual component manager. Suspending a component that is solely providing a presence notification frees up resources that may be utilized for another component performing computational work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michal Broz, Steven D. Clay, Richard S. Schwerdtfeger, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10506433
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) configured to communicate with an external device (ED). The ED supports two way RF communications and has a light source. The IMD includes a processor coupled to an optical detector, the processor is configured to verify that light is being received from the ED light source and that the ED is a trusted device, establishing a unidirectional optical channel from the ED to the IMD. An RF transceiver is coupled to the processor, the processor being configured permit two way RF communications with the ED only under a condition that the ED is verified as a trusted device. The processor may be configure to wake up periodically or aperiodically to check for the presence of light from the ED light source. The processor may be configured to detect a multi-bit message from the ED via the unidirectional optical channel. The multi-bit message may include a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Arsalan Mosenia, Niraj K. Jha
  • Patent number: 10505730
    Abstract: A computing device can securely and selectively enable a remote computing device to decrypt encrypted data that is stored remotely (e.g., within a cloud-computing environment). For example, the computing device can transmit an encrypted communication to a processing device of the remote computing device. The encrypted communication can include a first key for decrypting the encrypted data. The processing device can receive the encrypted communication and use a second key that is stored in an internal memory of the processing device to decrypt the encrypted communication. The processing device can extract the first key from the decrypted version of the encrypted communication. The processing device can then use the first key to decrypt the encrypted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Charles Masters
  • Patent number: 10505634
    Abstract: Digital distributed antenna systems and methods for advanced cellular communication protocols are provided. In one embodiment, a digital distributed antenna system comprises: a host unit; a plurality of remote antenna units each communicatively coupled to the host unit, wherein a first digitized RF signal comprising a plurality of data streams is communicated between the host unit and a first remote antenna unit of the plurality of remote antenna units; and a signal conditioning and control module that converts an original version of at least a first data stream to baseband data, wherein the signal conditioning and control module replaces the original version of the first data stream in the first digitized RF signal with a modified version of the first data stream by modifying data derived from the baseband data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Larry G. Fischer, Jody Forland
  • Patent number: 10499374
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a communication method, a network device, user equipment, and a communications system. The communication method includes: determining, by a network device, to allocate a first secondary cell group to user equipment; and sending, by the network device, first configuration indication information to the user equipment, where the first configuration indication information is used to indicate at least one type of the following configuration: transmitting uplink control information related to a cell in the first secondary cell group by using a physical uplink control channel of a first cell, where the first cell belongs to a second secondary cell group of the user equipment; or processing data transmission on at least one cell in the first secondary cell group by using a layer 2 functional entity located in the second secondary cell group. The communication method disclosed in the present invention can reduce complexity of UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junren Chang