Wireless Communication Patents (Class 380/270)
  • Patent number: 10999265
    Abstract: A method is provided for deploying an IoT device node having a primary communication link for communicating with a management server and a secondary communication link for communicating with a deployment device. The method includes: establishing the secondary communication link with the IoT device node; obtaining device information from the IoT device node; forwarding the device information to the management server; based on the device information, establishing the primary communication link with the IoT device node and sending a first key to the IoT device node over the primary communication link and sending a second key to the deployment device; forwarding the second key to the IoT device node over the secondary communication link; generating a device key based on the first key received on the primary communication link and the second key received on the secondary communication link; and authenticating the IoT device node using the device key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TEAM ONE INTERNATIONAL HOLDING PTE LTD.
    Inventor: ZaiHang Ma
  • Patent number: 10992672
    Abstract: A system and method are described for connecting an IoT device to a wireless router and/or access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Afero, Inc.
    Inventor: Omar Zakaria
  • Patent number: 10986544
    Abstract: There is provided a network system including one or more first MMEs (30), and a second MME (40) separated from the first MMEs (30). In one of operation cases, the first MME (30) pushes, to the second MME (40), security context for a UE (10) that attaches to the first MME (30). The second MME (40) stores the security context. The first MME (30) further pushes the latest security context to the second MME (40), during a switch-off procedure for the first MME (30). The second MME (40) updates the stored security context with the latest security context. The first MME (30) pulls the security context from the second MME (40), when the UE (10) re-attaches to the first MME (30) or is handovered from different one of the first MMEs (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaowei Zhang, Anand Raghawa Prasad
  • Patent number: 10972885
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing computer-readable instructions for a short range communication apparatus, when executed by a processor of the short range communication apparatus, may cause the short range communication apparatus to perform: receiving connection information from an image forming apparatus via a short range wireless communication established between a short range communication interface and the image forming apparatus; and storing the received connection information in a memory, sending the connection information, portable-program-identification information, and an executing instruction to the portable apparatus via the wireless interface, the portable-program-identification information being information for identifying the portable program, the executing instruction being an instruction for the portable program to establish the second wireless communication with the image forming apparatus using the connection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoki Nagao
  • Patent number: 10972442
    Abstract: A first line card of a first network device may receive packets to be transmitted to a second line card of a second network device. The first line card may predict an earliest satisfaction time for satisfaction of a first packet quantity threshold of one or more packet quantity thresholds. The first line card may transmit the packets to the second line card. The first line card may determine whether a quantity of transmitted packets transmitted by the first line card satisfies the first packet quantity threshold. Based on whether the quantity of transmitted packets satisfies the one or more of the one or more packet quantity thresholds, the first line card may perform one or more actions related to modifying a security key, or may perform one or more other actions related to monitoring transmission of the packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Guruprasad P N, Reji P Rajesh, Sumeet Mundra, Sundareswaram Pallan Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10958875
    Abstract: An encrypting and decrypting method applied to a system including at least one camera device and a hard disk video decoder includes: transmitting a handshake signal to the camera device which supports an encryption function and has selected the encryption function, wherein the handshake signal includes first identifier information uniquely corresponding to a chip of the hard disk video recorder; receiving the handshake signal; generating a key according to the first identifier information of the hard disk video recorder in the handshake signal and second identifier information uniquely corresponding to a chip of the camera device; encrypting an audio/video file recorded by the camera device according to the key to generate an encrypted audio/video file bitstream; and receiving and decrypting the encrypted audio/video file bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: XIAMEN SIGMASTAR TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventor: Lijing Chen
  • Patent number: 10959092
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for pairing one or more source devices with at least one target device are disclosed. The computer implemented method for pairing one or more source devices with at least one target device, the method includes receiving device identifiers for the one or more source devices and the at least one target device; generating pairing resource for at least one of the one or more source devices and the at least one target device; and using the pairing resource to allow authenticated and authorized users to perform a remote operation on the at least one target device from the at least one of the one or more source devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AERIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Narendra Sharma, Eran Netanel, Yixiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10958971
    Abstract: While presenting on a display apparatus videos of high picture quality obtained from portable video processing apparatuses such as a camera and a cellular, it is possible to communicate with the Internet and/or a home network. A display apparatus includes a first radio communication unit capable of receiving video information by radio from an external video processing apparatus, a second radio communication unit capable of connecting by radio to a network, and a control unit for controlling assignment of connection by radio transmission for each of the first and second radio communication units. The control unit assigns connection of the first radio communication unit with higher priority and controls the assignment of the transmission rate such that the transmission rate between the first radio communication unit and the external video processing apparatus is more than that between the second radio communication unit and the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kurita, Hitoaki Owashi
  • Patent number: 10951988
    Abstract: An electronic device may be configurable to operate in a scrambling mode and a non-scrambling mode while processing chat audio and microphone audio for a first player participating in an online multiplayer game. While operating in the non-scrambling mode, the electronic device may be configured to transmit the microphone audio without scrambling the microphone audio. While operating in the scrambling mode, the electronic device may be configured to scramble the microphone audio and transmit the scrambled microphone audio. The electronic device may be operable to select a scrambling key used to scramble the microphone audio based on a signal received by the electronic device that indicates a role of the player in the online multiplayer game. The role of the player may correspond to which of two or more opposing teams the first player is a member of in the online multiplayer game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Kulavik
  • Patent number: 10952048
    Abstract: A vehicular wireless connection system and method are provided to perform wireless communication connection between a vehicle and a smart device of a user. The method includes receiving a plurality of beacon signals by the smart device and generating a positioning key based on at least some of the plurality of beacon signals. Identification information including the positioning key and identification information of at least one nearby wireless device is transmitted to a server. In response to receiving vehicle verification result information from the server, a wireless connection to the vehicle is attempted based on the vehicle verification result information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Woo Lee, Hye Won You, Min Hyuk Oh
  • Patent number: 10949841
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for provisioning access credentials to a mobile device using device and authorization codes. Once provisioned, a mobile device can be used to conduct a transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Kim R. Wagner, John F. Sheets, Glenn Powell
  • Patent number: 10952047
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for transferring content to and from an aircraft. Content can be divided into one or more subsets that each contains some or all of the content. Each of the subsets can be transferred to one or more mobile computing devices via a wireless network, and then transferred from the mobile computing device one onboard or departed from the aircraft. In this manner, content can be updated more regularly and at a lesser expense than traditional avenues for updating content. Rewards can be used to incentivize participants to accept the temporary storage of a subset of the content on their mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Girard, Joseph Winston
  • Patent number: 10952106
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of wireless communications technologies. Embodiments of this application provide a security protection method, an apparatus, and a system, to resolve a problem of low efficiency in handing over a terminal between serving base stations. The method in this application includes: receiving, by a target access network device, a correspondence between user plane information and a security policy from a source access network device; and determining, by the target access network device based on the correspondence between user plane information and a security policy, a first user plane protection algorithm corresponding to the user plane information, where the first user plane protection algorithm includes one or both of a user plane encryption algorithm and a user plane integrity protection algorithm. This application is applicable to a procedure in which the terminal is handed over between serving base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: He Li, Jing Chen
  • Patent number: 10951618
    Abstract: Security credentials issued by an entity, such as an identity broker, can have a limited lifetime. Access to resources or content under those credentials then can only be obtained for a limited period of time, limiting the ability of an unauthorized entity obtaining the credentials to utilize those credentials for access. Along with the credentials, a refresh token can be issued to a requesting client that can enable the limited lifetime of the credentials to be renewed up to a maximum lifetime of the credentials and/or the token. A service providing access can determine that the client has a valid copy of the refresh token when the credentials are about to expire, and if so can cause the lifetime of the credentials to be extended another credential lifetime. This renewal can be done transparent to a user and without again contacting the identity broker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Graeme David Baer, Dmitry Frenkel, Marc R. Barbour
  • Patent number: 10944559
    Abstract: Binary data relating to a movable barrier operator is converted to ternary data. The ternary data is converted into corresponding binary information in a way not mirroring the first conversion method. In one approach, this second conversion converts each ternary trit into a corresponding binary pair. Initial binary bits correspond to, for example, fixed and/or non-fixed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Fitzgibbon, Eric Gregori
  • Patent number: 10945132
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, computer program product and computer readable medium are disclosed for privacy protection. A method may comprise: receiving encrypted data from a top participating node of a participant chain, which comprises a plurality of participating nodes; and decrypting the encrypted data, wherein the encrypted data comprise a plurality of encrypted sensory data obtained respectively by said plurality of participating nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Yunjuan Yang, Ye Tian, Zheng Song, Wendong Wang
  • Patent number: 10944568
    Abstract: Provided is a method and system for producing message authentication tags and a method and system for producing hash values using bit-mixers. The methods include producing a message authentication or hash value by obtaining a message; segmenting, padding by an electronic processor, the message into a number of equal sized message blocks comprising a first message block, one or more subsequent message blocks, and a final message block; performing, by the electronic processor, a first bit-mixing operation on the first message block with an initialization value; performing, by the electronic processor, subsequent bit-mixing operations on the one or more subsequent message blocks and the final message block with a previous message block; and producing, by the electronic processor, the message authentication tag based on the first bit-mixing operation and the subsequent bit-mixing operations, employing a secret key material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Laszlo Hars
  • Patent number: 10944625
    Abstract: A bearer configuration method and related products are disclosed. The method comprises: a first network device configures a bearer sequence number for at least one first bearer of a terminal, wherein the first bearer and at least one second bearer configured by the first network device for the terminal support a data duplication function, the first network device and a second network device provide dual connectivity (DC) transmission for the terminal, and a difference between a first bit to which a bearer sequence number of each first bearer is mapped and a most significant bit is greater than a difference between a second bit to which a bearer sequence number of each second bearer is mapped and the most significant bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 10938494
    Abstract: Over-the-air radio broadcast signals are commonly used to deliver a variety of programming content (e.g., audio, etc.) to radio receiver systems. Supplemental data (e.g., metadata) may be provided to radio broadcast receiver systems, where such supplemental data is associated with the programming content delivered via the over-the-air radio broadcast signals. In exemplary embodiments described herein, a radio receiver system receives both (i) primary programming content via over-the-air radio broadcast transmission, and (ii) metadata related to the programming content via wireless Internet. This use of metadata provides a user with an enhanced experience regardless of the type of terrestrial broadcast signal that is received at the user's radio receiver system. Users receiving radio broadcast signals at a receiver system may view images, videos, multimedia displays, text, etc., that is related to the programming content received via the over-the-air radio broadcast signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ibiquily Digital Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Michael Dillon, Paul Venezia
  • Patent number: 10937025
    Abstract: The described financial institution computing system provides services to customers through an application programming interface (“API”). The services include user identification services to customers and payment services that allow users to pay the customers via the financial institution. The user identification services allow the customers to verify the identity of users as non-fraudulent users. Further the user identification services allow the financial institution to provide known user information to the customers for purposes of prepopulating registration forms, completing transactions, and the like. Further services, such as user account validation services, payment services, and the like are also possible through the financial institution APIs. In some situations, users are registered with the financial institution. For example, a user may also be an account holder with the financial institution. In other situations, the users are not registered with the financial institution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Bipin M. Sahni, Nikolai Stroke
  • Patent number: 10931416
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a data transmission method, a network device, and a terminal device. The method may include detecting, by a network device, a first signal in an uplink signal. The method may also include determining, by the network device, a signal structure of the uplink signal based on a result of detecting the first signal. Furthermore, the method may include receiving, by the network device, the uplink signal based on the signal structure, and/or responding to the uplink signal based on the signal structure. According to the data transmission method in the embodiments of this application, before receiving data, the network device can determine the signal structure, used by the terminal device, of the uplink signal, and then use a corresponding receiving method to avoid complexity and a reliability risk that are caused by completely blind detection performed by the network device, as well as to effectively reduce a delay and signaling overheads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiuqiang Xu, Yan Chen, Liqing Zhang, Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 10914710
    Abstract: There is provided an ultrasonic bridge for ultrasonic-based wireless communication. For example, there is provided an ultrasonic bridge that includes a microphone configured to transduce an ultrasound into an analog voltage. The ultrasonic bridge further includes hardware configured to convert the analog voltage to digital information. The ultrasonic further includes a transceiver configured to send the digital information wirelessly to a remote device via one of an RF link and a light-based link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Savant Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Clynne, Rick Dean Dureiko
  • Patent number: 10917490
    Abstract: The present disclosure may provide a method of transmitting, by a vehicle, data in a system using IoT. Herein, a method transmitting, by a vehicle, data may include: sensing data; and transmitting sensed data. Herein, when duplicated data is included in the sensed data, the sensed data may be transmitted by reducing a size thereof on the basis of the duplicated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Young Jin Na, Joon Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10897710
    Abstract: In a wireless mesh network having multiple network managers, the network managers maintain network security through the use of encryption keys and packet counters. To ensure that each network manager can authenticate communications with any node of the network, the authentication data is replicated in a disjoint manner in all network managers. Advantageously, network reliability is assured by providing redundant managers that can seamlessly maintain network operation even if multiple network managers fail; newly joining managers can obtain full authentication data for the network upon joining; and network throughput is increased by ensuring that any of the multiple managers can authenticate the communications of any network node. The disjoint replication of the authentication data across all network managers is performed with low data-rate manager-to-manager packets propagated through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Analog Devices International Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Alain Pierre Levesque, Aleksandr Lushin, David Ramsay Hanson Bacher, Lance Robert Doherty
  • Patent number: 10893457
    Abstract: A relay node is configured to discover a route between a route origination node and a route destination node in a mesh communication network. The relay node in this regard generates a route request message that requests a route from the route origination node through the mesh communication network to the route destination node. The relay node transmits the route request message via unicast or broadcast, depending respectively on whether a routing table at the relay node has or does not have an entry indicating a known route to the route destination node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Piergiuseppe Di Marco, Thomas Rimhagen, Jingcheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10885509
    Abstract: A bridge device acts as a link between generic wireless protocols of mobile devices and available communication components of access devices. The bridge device can be an attachment to existing access devices and enables a transaction using any available communication components on an access device and a bridge device mobile application on a mobile device. The bridge device notifies the mobile device which communication components are available for the transaction. The mobile device then sends a selection of a communication component to the bridge device. To conduct the transaction, the bridge device converts data received from the mobile device and sends it to the access device using a protocol compatible with the selected communication component. The bridge device also converts data received from the access device and sends it to the mobile device using a generic wireless protocol supported by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Yuexi Chen, Mustafa Top, Philippe Martin
  • Patent number: 10884482
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method (and associated computing system and computer program product) comprises distributing computing workloads among a plurality of processing units of a computing system. The method further comprises, responsive to detecting a reduced power supply capacity of the computing system: determining, based on historical workload information, a first workload of the computing workloads to prioritize the completion thereof, and prioritizing power delivery to a first processing unit of the plurality of processing units to which the first workload is distributed. The method further comprises powering down the first processing unit responsive to completion of the first workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Justin K. King, Abby Harrison, Jakob Olandt, Brittany Duffy
  • Patent number: 10887765
    Abstract: A method for relay protection using authentication packets in Bluetooth communications is described. The method includes establishing, by a first wireless device, a Bluetooth communication connection to a second wireless device. The method also includes generating, by the first wireless device, an encrypted authentication packet that includes authentication information and a message integrity check (MIC). The method also includes transmitting, by the first wireless device, the encrypted authentication packet to the second wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vishal Agarwal, Giriraj Goyal
  • Patent number: 10878648
    Abstract: When attending an event at a venue, the attendee typically presents ticket information that is scanned by a venue scanner. The process associated with scanning can be dispensed with, which can improve attendee experiences, reduce costs associated with managing a venue, as well as other advantages. For example, instead of scanning a ticket at a point of ingress to the venue, a device of the user can self-scan the ticket, and then present indicia that indicates this process has occurred. The indicia can be presented to a guest services representative, who can verify that a valid ticket was redeemed by merely observing the indicia and without scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Flash Seats, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Gerace, Michael Rojas, Matthew Servant
  • Patent number: 10869198
    Abstract: A wireless access control method and device are provided. A method applied to a sender terminal includes: generating, by a terminal, an authentication code according to a protocol negotiated with a receiver when sending control-type data, combining, by the terminal, control-type data, the authentication code and a corresponding CRC check code to generate a message, and sending, by the terminal, the message to the receiver, such that the receiver can perform a CRC check on the received message, generates an authentication code according to the negotiated protocol if the CRC check is successful, determines whether the generated authentication code is the same as the received authentication code, if so, analyzes the received control-type data, and if not, discards the received control-type data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hytera Communications Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Zhenghua Luo, Chia Han Siong Samuel, Yan Xu, Yingzhe Zhang, Jingjing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10833876
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for performing Wi-Fi authentication in a wireless communication system. Public key cryptography may be used to enhance the confidentiality of the user's permanent identity in transit. In some embodiments, a RSA-OAEP (SHA-256) encryption scheme may be used to protect the permanent identity when the EAP client needs to send the user's permanent identity to the server in the absence of pseudonym or fast re-authentication identity. In some embodiments, a server certificate is used to authenticate a iWLAN tunnel to protect an IMSI during setup of a Wi-Fi call. Using the methods described herein on both or either of the EAP client and server side may offer improved privacy protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rohan C Malthankar, Paresh B. Sawant, Delziel J. Fernandes, Sergey Sitnikov, Arun G. Mathias, Jason A. Novak, Krisztian Kiss, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Chandiramohan Vasudevan, Vladimir M. Appel
  • Patent number: 10834591
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that includes a processing system and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations such as receiving an extensible authentication protocol (EAP) authentication message addressed to an EAP authentication server from a communication device; extracting information from the EAP authentication message; determining whether to reject a request in the EAP authentication message of the communication device based on the information extracted; and sending an EAP Failure message to the communication device based on the determining indicating that the request should be rejected. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul R. Hancock, Ryan Blossom
  • Patent number: 10826540
    Abstract: A node receives transmissions associated with a given set of information bits, wherein each of the transmissions use a different polar code and share one or more information bits of the given set of information bits. The node determines, at each of a plurality of polar decoders of the node, soft information for each information bit included in an associated one of the transmissions, wherein each of the plurality of polar decoders is associated with a different transmission of the transmissions. The node provides, from each polar decoder of the plurality to one or more other polar decoders of the plurality, the determined soft information for any information bits shared by their respective associated transmissions, and uses the provided soft information in an iterative decoding process to decode one or more of the received transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Dennis Hui, Mattias Andersson, Yufei Blankenship, Ivana Maric
  • Patent number: 10823840
    Abstract: This application provides a collaborative node-based positioning method, a to-be-positioned node, and a collaborative node. The method includes: obtaining a collaborative positioning node list corresponding to each collaborative node that can directly communicate with the to-be-positioned node; selecting, according to the collaborative positioning node list corresponding to each collaborative node, a collaborative node corresponding to a collaborative positioning node list in which a quantity of collaborative nodes being the same as that in a target list corresponding to the to-be-positioned node is largest; and performing positioning on the to-be-positioned node by using an anchor node and each monitoring node, where the anchor node is the selected collaborative node, and each monitoring node is each of same collaborative nodes between the collaborative positioning node list corresponding to the anchor node and the target list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Yang, Xun Yang, Kaiyao Wang
  • Patent number: 10819512
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and method includes a first wireless node and a data concentrator configured to provide a new encryption key updated from a current encryption key to the first wireless node. The data concentrator includes first and second transceivers. The data concentrator provides a key update message that includes the new encryption key to the first wireless node via the first transceiver. The key update message is encrypted using the current encryption key. The data concentrator is configured to decrypt first transmissions from the first wireless node via the second transceiver using the new encryption key, and decrypt the first transmissions via the first transceiver using the current encryption key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Garret Edward Rittenhouse, Radoslaw Zakrzewski
  • Patent number: 10810140
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a first device and a second device that is configured to perform a short-range wireless communication with the first device. In a case where the first device requests an external authentication apparatus for authentication, the first device sends information regarding the second device to the external authentication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wataru Yamaizumi
  • Patent number: 10812256
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, an apparatus, and a system for establishing a security context and relates to the communications field, so as to comprehensively protect UE data. The method includes: acquiring an encryption algorithm of an access node; acquiring a root key and deriving, according to the root key and the encryption algorithm, an encryption key of the access node; sending the encryption key and the encryption algorithm to the access node, so that the access node starts downlink encryption and uplink decryption; sending the encryption algorithm of the access node to the UE so as to negotiate the encryption algorithm with the UE; and instructing the access node to start downlink encryption and uplink decryption and instructing, during algorithm negotiation, the UE to start downlink decryption and uplink encryption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongmei Zhang, Jing Chen
  • Patent number: 10798578
    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: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: He Li, Jing Chen, Li Hu
  • Patent number: 10791446
    Abstract: A system and method are described for an Internet of Things (IoT) gas pump or charging station implementation. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an automotive IoT device to be integrated within a vehicle of a user; an IoT service comprising IoT device authentication and management logic to authenticate the identity of the automotive IoT device integrated within the vehicle; an Internet of Things (IoT) hub to be communicatively coupled to a gas pump or charging station, the IoT hub to establish a communication channel with the IoT service, the IoT hub further comprising a local wireless communication interface to establish a local wireless communication channel with the automotive IoT device, the automotive IoT device to establish a secure communication channel with the IoT service through the IoT hub; the IoT service to authenticate the automotive IoT device and responsively transmit a command to the IoT hub authorizing use of the gas pump or charging station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Afero, Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Reynders
  • Patent number: 10786395
    Abstract: A smart bandage that serves as a functional bandage includes electronic components that allow the bandage to store large amounts of data. The components can include a processor, battery, data storage media, NFC components, Bluetooth components, and Wi-Fi components. The bandage can remain powered down until receiving an NFC signal, which then causes the bandage to power up its components and communicate using other wireless communications means. Healthcare data compression methods may be used to improve the information storage capabilities of the smart bandage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Pleiotek
    Inventors: Joshua Michael Temkin, Brian Richard Teeter, Melissa Greenfield Temkin
  • Patent number: 10785252
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for enhancing network security, which includes an information collection unit for collecting information about states of hosts that form a network and information about connectivity in the network; an attack surface analysis unit for analyzing attack surfaces by creating an attack graph using the information about the states and the information about connectivity; a security-enhancing strategy establishment unit for establishing a security-enhancing strategy based on the attack graph; and a security-enhancing strategy implementation unit for delivering a measure based on the security-enhancing strategy to a corresponding host, thereby taking a security-enhancing measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jooyoung Lee, Dae-Sung Moon, Kyung-Min Park, Samuel Woo, Ho Hwang, Ik-Kyun Kim, Seung-Hun Jin
  • Patent number: 10779347
    Abstract: A communication device in dual connectivity with a first base station and a second BS is configured to execute instructions of communicating with the first BS according to a master cell group configuration and communicating with the second BS according to a first secondary cell group configuration when the communication device is in the DC with the first BS and the second BS; receiving a radio resource control message from the first BS; and releasing the first SCG configuration according to an indication indicating release of SCG and communicating with a third BS according to a second SCG configuration, when the RRC message comprises the second SCG configuration and the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10753767
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements for identifying failed sensors in a system of interconnected devices. A contemplated method includes: utilizing at least one processor to execute computer code that performs the steps of: receiving data from a first plurality of sensors, each sensor being operatively coupled to a device within a system of interconnected devices; associating the data received with an activity; comparing the data received with previously stored data associated with the living activity; detecting, based on the comparing, an anomaly associated with at least one of the first plurality of sensors, wherein the anomaly indicates a problem with the at least one of the first plurality of sensors; and recording, at a data storage location, the anomaly, wherein the data storage location stores data associated with previously identified anomalies. Other variants and embodiments are broadly contemplated herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Palanivel A. Kodeswaran, Ravindranath Kokku, Sayandeep Sen, Mudhakar Srivatsa
  • Patent number: 10750409
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for non-access stratum (NAS) message processing during handover in an evolved network are provided. The method includes the following steps. An evolved packet core (EPC) receives a message which indicates that a UE is being handed over sent by a source evolved NodeB (S-eNB), and stops sending an NAS message to the UE temporarily. The EPC receives a message which indicates that the UE returns to an S-eNB service area sent by the S-eNB. The EPC sends the NAS message to the UE through the S-eNB, if needed. With the method and the apparatus, the EPC can acquire a location of the UE in time in the case of a handover failure of the UE, a time limit of a retransmission timer is set precisely, and a specific implementation for forwarding an NAS message through an X2 interface is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongzhuo Zhang, Yong Qiu, Ying Huang, Qiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10733987
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices related to providing content items from a collection of content items. The embodiments disclosed enhance user experience by keeping track of which content items were already played to a user, and skipping those content items automatically. The embodiments disclosed herein also can enable a user to limit playing of content items to those that have been added since the last time contents items from the collection of content items were played. If the user selects to receive additional content items after receiving the newly added items, the system can provide the older unplayed content items after the newly added content news items have been played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Saigin Govender, Jeff Gour, Daren Gill, Rajat Chaturvedi, Vishwanathan Krishnamoorthy, Ryan Elliott, Maoxiong Xu
  • Patent number: 10733817
    Abstract: A security processing method for a car sharing service includes: a smart terminal encrypting a second random code according to a first smart terminal encryption key, to obtain a first cyphertext, the first smart terminal encryption key having a first random code and order form information from a cloud server; the smart terminal receiving a third random code from a vehicle, the vehicle obtaining the third random code by decrypting the first cyphertext according to a first vehicle encryption key that includes the first random code and the order form information sent by the cloud server; the smart terminal subjecting the second random code and the third random code to comparative verification, to obtain an identity authentication result; the smart terminal sending, if the identity authentication result has passed, encrypted service data to the vehicle; and the vehicle decrypting the service data to execute the service data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Shuanglin Tang, Yifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10732288
    Abstract: A system obtains navigation data for Galileo from at least one terrestrial apparatus. The obtained navigation data corresponds to navigation data transmitted by a Galileo satellite. The system assembles assistance data comprising navigation data for Galileo and further data in an interrelated manner such that a message authentication codes (MACs) included for the navigation data for Galileo is usable for verifying authenticity of the further data as well. The system transmits the information to a device, which verifies the authenticity of the included navigation data for Galileo based on the MACs. Only in case the navigation data for Galileo in the assistance data is determined to be authentic, it considers the further data to be authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Jari Tapani Syrjarinne
  • Patent number: 10735185
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose a method, an apparatus, and a system for establishing a security context and relates to the communications field, so as to comprehensively protect UE data. The method includes: acquiring an encryption algorithm of an access node; acquiring a root key and deriving, according to the root key and the encryption algorithm, an encryption key of the access node; sending the encryption key and the encryption algorithm to the access node, so that the access node starts downlink encryption and uplink decryption; sending the encryption algorithm of the access node to the UE so as to negotiate the encryption algorithm with the UE; and instructing the access node to start downlink encryption and uplink decryption and instructing, during algorithm negotiation, the UE to start downlink decryption and uplink encryption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongmei Zhang, Jing Chen
  • Patent number: 10728229
    Abstract: The objective of the present disclosure is to provide a method and device for communicating securely between a T-Box device and an ECU device in an Internet of Vehicles system. Specifically, sending, by a T-Box device, a first piece of information to a corresponding ECU device; generating, by the ECU device, a second piece of information; generating, by the T-Box device, a third piece of information; generating, by the T-Box device, a first key; encrypting, by the T-Box device, a to-be-issued instruction based on the first key; generating, by the ECU device, a second key; and decrypting, by the ECU device, the encrypted instruction based on the second key to obtain the instruction. Compared with the prior art, the present disclosure achieves the secure communication between the T-Box device and the ECU device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingwei Wang, Shaohua Zhang, Peng Yun
  • Patent number: 10728756
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for managing security keys for enciphering and deciphering packets transmitted in a wireless communications system. According to certain aspects, a method of wireless communication by a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method generally includes obtaining an indication of a key area identifier (ID) of a first cell node, wherein the key area ID identifies a set of cell nodes that are associated with a network node that uses a first key for enciphering or deciphering messages and communicating a first set of messages with the first cell node using the first key for enciphering or deciphering the first set of messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Keiichi Kubota, Adrian Edward Escott, Gavin Bernard Horn, Anand Palanigounder