Security Or Fraud Prevention Patents (Class 455/410)
  • Patent number: 10291646
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system directed toward identification of potential social engineering activity associated with at least a portion of a communication on a communication channel based upon, at least in part, a match between a first set of audio features with a second set of one or more audio features. The first set of one or more audio features are extracted from at least a portion of a communication on a communication channel. The first set of one or more audio features from at least a portion of the communication are compared to a second set of one or more audio features to determine that at least a portion of the first set of audio features matches the second set of one or more audio features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Telepathy Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Damien Phelan Stolarz, Johanna Dwyer, Ronald J. Pollack
  • Patent number: 10292047
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for preventing tracking of mobile devices may include (1) identifying, from a first device with wireless networking capability, an initial service set identifier used by the first device as identification for a wireless network, where a second device with wireless networking capability also uses the initial service set identifier, (2) determining, based at least in part on a time indicator at the first device, that the initial service set identifier is to be changed, (3) generating a new service set identifier for use by the first device instead of the initial service set identifier, where the new service set identifier is generated with an identifier generation algorithm that is also used by the second device, and (4) replacing use of the initial service set identifier by the first device with use of the new service set identifier. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Jiang, Michael Shavell, Matt Boucher
  • Patent number: 10292055
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing self-organizing mobile networks (“SOMNETs”) of drones and platforms. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive first data from each of a plurality of vehicles; might receive second data from each of a plurality of platforms; might analyze the first data to determine a status of each vehicle; and might analyze the second data to determine a status of each platform. Based at least in part on the analyzed first and second data, the computing system might generate at least one of first control instructions to at least one first vehicle of the plurality of vehicles or second control instructions to at least one first platform of the plurality of platforms that respectively cause the at least one first vehicle to perform one or more first actions or cause the at least one first platform to perform one or more second actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Phil Carpenter, Steven M. Casey, Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10282528
    Abstract: A portable terminal with a body having a front surface with a display unit and rear surface including a rear password input device provided on a rear surface of the body, which is opposite to the display device, to receive a password for setting or releasing of use restriction, a storage device that stores the input password for the setting of the use restriction, and a control device that determines the releasing of the use restriction by comparing the password for the releasing of the use restriction, which is input into the rear password input device, with the stored password for the setting of the use restriction. The input of the password for the setting or the releasing of the use restriction is prevented from being exposed to other persons, so that the security of the portable terminal is remarkably improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Shi-Eun Jung
  • Patent number: 10282724
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a first server computer may be provided. The first server computer may comprise a processor and a computer readable medium coupled to the processor. The computer readable medium may include code executable by the processor for implementing a method. The method may include the step of electronically receiving an authorization request message that includes a first device verification value from a merchant for a first transaction, where the first device verification value may have been received by the merchant from a mobile device based on an interaction between the mobile device and an access device. In some embodiments, the mobile device may have received the first verification value based on a first request. The method may further include the step of determining by a data processor if the first device verification value corresponds to a stored device verification value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventor: Ayman Hammad
  • Patent number: 10285061
    Abstract: A method of detecting telephony fraud in the case of a mobile telephony device roaming at a visited network, the visited network being other than a home network of said mobile telephony device, cross-network triggering being available between said visited network and said home network. The method comprises detecting a non-correlation between said cross-network triggering and activity of said mobile telephony device, testing to find out if profile manipulation has taken place of a profile of said mobile telephony device held at said visited network, and upon detecting that profile manipulation has taken place taking remedial action such as blocking current calls and overwriting the manipulated profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: StarHome Mach GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Semama
  • Patent number: 10285058
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing secure communications in an open network are provided. One method can comprise storing first information associated with a user device and a first network device. The first network device can be at a first location and can be configured to establish a secure connection between the user device and a first network. The user device can be detected via a second network device. A secure connection between the user device and a second network can be established via the second network device based upon at least a portion of the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Yiu Leung Lee
  • Patent number: 10271353
    Abstract: In some aspects, a method for configuring channel access parameters in a wireless communication system includes determining, at an access point, an enhanced distributed channel access (EDCA) parameter for a first subset of stations of a plurality of stations, the first subset of stations capable of transmitting multi-user uplink transmissions. The method further includes generating an information element including the EDCA parameter. The method further includes transmitting the information element such that the information element is decodable by the first subset of stations and not by a second subset of stations of the plurality of stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Simone Merlin, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 10271227
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for enhanced neighbor discovery through enhanced automatic neighbor relations (ANR) and for detecting cell identifier confusion and are described. Neighboring base stations may provide information to one another, including using ANR, that may avoid or help to resolve cell identity confusion. For example, a NHN-ID may be defined to avoid or resolve cell identify confusion. A wireless device, such as a base station or a user equipment (UE), may determine whether neighboring cells are using a common cell identifier and may adjust operations accordingly. For example, a device may detect physical cell identity (PCI) confusion by determining whether two neighboring cells have the same PCI and different Evolved Universal Terrestrial Access Network (E-UTRAN) Cell Global Identifiers (ECGIs) or different Neutral Host Network Identifier (NHN-IDs). A network entity may then inform the neighboring cells having the same PCI of the confusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Damanjit Singh, Chirag Patel, Manu Sharma, Rajat Prakash
  • Patent number: 10262210
    Abstract: This application discloses a method of provisioning an electronic device. The electronic device proactively broadcasts an advertising packet that includes a device identifier associated with the electronic device. A server receives the device identifier via a client device, and issues a link approval response when it verifies that the electronic device associated with the device identifier is available for provisioning in association with a user account. In response to the link approval response, the electronic device and the client device establish communication via a short range wireless link. The client device encrypts at least a portion of network credentials of a secure wireless network using a password key generated at the server, and provides the encrypted network credentials to the electronic device. The electronic device decrypts the encrypted network credentials using a key generated at the electronic device, and accesses the secure wireless network using the decrypted network credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ronald L. Kirkby, Hiro Mitsuji, Eden Sherry, Lawrence W. Neal
  • Patent number: 10262364
    Abstract: A card registry system is configured to automatically identify financial card information in one or more credit files associated with a consumer and populate a card registry account of the consumer with the identified financial card information. Once the financial card information has been obtained from the credit file(s), the card registry system may transmit cancellation and/or reissuance requests to the respective card issuers in the instance that one or more cards are compromised, so that the financial cards may be easily and efficiently cancelled and/or reissued at the request of the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CONSUMERINFO.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Ty Taylor, Michael R. Balducci, Arlene E. Miranda, Laura Gelgand
  • Patent number: 10257359
    Abstract: In a call forwarding system, a management apparatus of the call forwarding system determines service terminals capable of near field wireless communication within a reception range of near field wireless communication, generates a terminal list, and receives a call event message reporting the receipt of a call from a reference terminal. The management apparatus may transmit a call report message including the terminal list to the reference terminal and the service terminals. The management apparatus may forward the call initially received by the reference terminal to a terminal which transmitted a receipt request message by transmitting a call forwarding request message to the reference terminal. The management apparatus may transmit, to the reference terminal and the service terminals, a receipt report message reporting the call was forwarded. According to a change receipt message or upon non-receipt by an intended terminal, the call may be reforwarded to another terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Sung June Park, Goang Yel Lyu
  • Patent number: 10250698
    Abstract: A method for operating a station when discovering a service includes generating a first identifier of the service, generating a second identifier of the service in accordance with a first parameter, and transmitting a request instructing a generating of a third identifier, the request including the first identifier of the service and the first parameter. The method includes receiving a first response including the third identifier, determining that the first response is not valid when the second and third identifiers are not equal, and determining that the first response is valid when the second and third identifiers are equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yunsong Yang, Zhigang Rong
  • Patent number: 10251031
    Abstract: An advanced automatic loop detection apparatus and method in short message service (SMS) two-way messaging is provided. The apparatus may receive a reply message from a mobile device, and detect whether a loop is occurring when the reply message is received from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Adam C. Caldwell, Geetha Gopalakrishnan, Kellan Stec
  • Patent number: 10243802
    Abstract: The invention relates a wireless node and to a method for operating the wireless node, wherein the wireless node comprises a controller arranged for communicating wirelessly with at least one further wireless node so as to determine an ability of the wireless node and to create a network, wherein a characteristic of the network depends on the determined ability of the wireless node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bozena Erdmann, Teresa Zotti, Robert Cornelis Houtepen, Philip Anthony Jamieson
  • Patent number: 10244448
    Abstract: A method for controlling user equipment (UE) to access a communications network of a high-speed moving vehicle, a core network control plane node device, a base station, UE, and a communications system. The method includes determining that UE accessing a public network is first-type UE, and transferring the UE to the communications network of the high-speed moving vehicle. The first-type UE is UE used by a user taking the high-speed moving vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weiwei Chong, Xiaobo Wu, Wanqiang Zhang, Chunshan Xiong
  • Patent number: 10241726
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for controlling an automation and security system. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for data storage in an automation and security system includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory. The instructions are executable by a processor to receive data at a first device, store a copy of the data on the first device, fragment the data into a plurality of data fragments, transmit the plurality of data fragments to a plurality of remote devices, and store some of the plurality of data fragments on each of the plurality of remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jungtaik Hwang, Matthew J. Eyring, Jeremy B. Warren, James Ellis Nye
  • Patent number: 10237280
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for allowing parents to view and track smart phone activities of their children can include one or more child software modules. The module can be installed on each child's smart phone. The module can access and extract data from or about more than one of the smart phone's other software applications, including at least two of the following: a texting application, a social media application, an image application that facilitates transmission or reception of images, and a web browser application. The module can further send the extracted data to an analysis server. The module can also monitor location data. Moreover, the system can include an analysis server that can identify potentially harmful language, images, and websites. Further, the system can include a parent portal. The parent portal can receive results from the analysis server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: WebSafety, Inc.
    Inventors: Rowland William Day, II, Eric John Wise, Tienshiao Ma, Manuel Calaycay Palafox, Kelly Chu, Steven Sigler
  • Patent number: 10230689
    Abstract: Techniques for bridging a honey network to a suspicious device in a network (e.g., an enterprise network) are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system for bridging a honey network to a suspicious device in an enterprise network includes a device profile data store that includes a plurality of attributes of each of a plurality of devices in the target network environment; a virtual clone manager executed on a processor that instantiates a virtual clone of one or more devices in the target network environment based on one or more attributes for a target device in the device profile data store; and a honey network policy that is configured to route an internal network communication from a suspicious device in the target network environment to the virtual clone for the target device in the honey network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor Ettema, Huagang Xie
  • Patent number: 10230800
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method for establishing a management session, a customer premises equipment, and an auto-configuration server. The method includes generating a universal resource locator URL list according to a corresponding IP address of each uplink interface. The URL list includes at least two URLs and each URL has a corresponding uplink interface. The URL list is sent to an auto-configuration server ACS. A connection request sent by the auto-configuration server is received through a first uplink interface. The connection request includes a first URL, the first URL is a URL in the URL list, and the first URL corresponds to the first uplink interface. A second uplink interface is determined. The second uplink interface is an uplink interface used for initiating a management session. A management session to the auto-configuration server is initiated using the second uplink interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Huangwei Wu
  • Patent number: 10229392
    Abstract: A group supporting apparatus and related computer readable recording medium to execute a process including: collecting input contents, which are input by participants via terminals, from the terminals; arranging the collected input contents into input content groups based on groups to which the participants belong; setting a representative flag on each of representative input contents selected from the respective input content groups; extracting the representative input contents and matching input contents, which match a predetermined extracting condition and are different from the representative input contents, from the collected input contents; and displaying a list of the representative input contents and the matching input contents on a display device that all the participants are able to view at a same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hidehiko Mayumi, Toshio Tanaka, Takeaki Kobayashi, Takehiro Nabae, Kenji Sakata
  • Patent number: 10223522
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for protecting data of a mobile device when interacting with a computer. An exemplary system comprises: a mobile device connected with a computer via a security adapter for charging purposes. The mobile device is configured to: determine and collect a plurality of parameters for determining a security level of a data transmission mode between the computer and the mobile device, and transmit the security level to the security adapter. The security adapter is configured to: determine a number of additional requests from the computer for establishing the data transmission mode with the mobile device; determine rules for establishing the data transmission mode between the computer and the mobile device based at least on the security level and the number of additional requests from the computer; and establish the data transmission mode between the computer and the mobile device in connection with the rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AO Kaspersky Lab
    Inventors: Evgeny M. Chereshnev, Alexey S. Komarov, Sergey L. Lurye
  • Patent number: 10225737
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable program code are disclosed for authenticating a user having a mobile device with plural sensors. The method includes recognizing a situation of the mobile device or the user; determining if the situation of the mobile device or the user is a predetermined situation; when the situation is the predetermined situation: determining a first action as an authentication action; determining a single sensor or a first combination of sensors among the plural sensors; and executing a first authentication for the user by using the single sensor or the first combination of sensors; and when the situation is not the predetermined situation: determining a second action as the authentication action; determining a second combination of sensors among the plural sensors; and executing a second authentication for the user by using the second combination of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventor: Marc Mulders
  • Patent number: 10225694
    Abstract: After detecting an access-intent operation, an electronic device establishes a connection with a second electronic device using a communication protocol. The electronic devices exchange identifiers, and the second electronic device provides information specifying a preferred channel to use with a second communication protocol. Based at least in part on the preferred channel of the second electronic device and on communication contexts of the electronic devices, the electronic device selects a channel and transmits to the second electronic device information specifying the selected channel. The electronic device remotely accesses credential information based on the exchanged identifiers, and using the credential information, the electronic devices establish a secure connection via the selected channel using the second communication protocol. The electronic device determines a distance to the second electronic device using wireless ranging via the secure connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kapil Chhabra, Welly Kasten, Artiom Shamis, Chaitanya Mannemala
  • Patent number: 10216996
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a real-world object in a scene viewed by a camera of a user device, matching the real-world object with a tagged object based at least in part on image recognition and a sharing setting of the tagged object, the tagged object having been tagged with a content item, providing a notification to a user of the user device that the content item is associated with the real-world object, receiving a request from the user for the content item, and providing the content item to the user. A computer readable storage medium stores one or more computer programs, and an apparatus includes a processor-based device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn Black
  • Patent number: 10212580
    Abstract: A method includes detecting a change in connectivity information for a mobile device. The connectivity information allows another device to connect to the mobile device at least while the mobile device is wirelessly connected to a network. In response to the change in connectivity information for a mobile device, performing an update with a service provider to indicate the change in connectivity information. Another method includes receiving an update from a first electronic device, where the update indicates one or more changes in connectivity information for the first electronic device. The method includes updating one or more second electronic devices with changed connectivity information of the first electronic device. Another method includes receiving from a service provider an update of changed connectivity information for a first electronic device for which a second electronic device is subscribed at the service provider for updates to connectivity information for the first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Martin W. S. Nystrom, Ari J. Salmi, Teemu Kotiharju, Karsten Homann
  • Patent number: 10206097
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are provided for securely configuring a Java Card virtual machine operating on a cellular device's application processor. In one embodiment, a connected device with an integrated cellular modem, a virtual universal integrated circuit chip and an integrated fingerprint scanner are used. In another embodiment, the cellular device's built-in camera is used, instead of an integrated fingerprint scanner, to capture the user's facial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Simless, Inc.
    Inventor: Ismaila Wane
  • Patent number: 10205833
    Abstract: Methods, systems and graphical user interfaces that facilitate activation of mobile devices, such as communication devices or multi-function devices, via computers are disclosed. According to one embodiment, activation of a mobile device with respect to a wireless service provider can be performed by users through use of a computer (e.g., personal computer) that communicate with a remotely located activation server. According to another embodiment, graphical user interfaces can be presented to users so as to enable end users to easily activate mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Patrice Gautier, Debbie Shimizu, Alexandrea Anderson, Eddy Cue, Monika Gromek, Robert H. Kondrk
  • Patent number: 10198464
    Abstract: Various systems, mediums, and methods herein describe aspects of personal information platforms accessible with client devices over communication networks in data infrastructures. A system may determine data associated with a user. The system may determine a personal information platform (PIP) based on the data associated with the user, where the PIP is configured to identify a number of data types from the data associated with the user. The system may determine accesses for one or more entities to the number of data types based on one or more services provided by the one or more entities to the user. The system may cause a client device to display an indication of the PIP, where the indication provides the one or more accesses of the one or more entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Norihiro Edwin Aoki, John Tsai
  • Patent number: 10200967
    Abstract: Techniques described herein provide ways in which a quantity of signaling may be limited between a user equipment (UE) and a location server (LS) for a location session and a positioning protocol such as LPP or LPP/LPPe. The positioning protocol may be enhanced to allow the LS to indicate to the UE a limit on the overall size of assistance data (AD) that the UE can request and/or a limit on the overall amount of location information (LI) that the UE can return. A recipient UE can then prioritize any request for AD such that more important AD should fit within the size limit. The recipient UE can also prioritize returned location measurements such that more useful measurements are included in a message to the LS that is compliant to the limit indicated by the LS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Sven Fischer
  • Patent number: 10194319
    Abstract: This specification relates to a mobile terminal capable of executing a lock state of restricting a touch input and a control method thereof. The control method for the mobile terminal, which displays a lock screen in the lock state of restricting an input of a control command for an application, includes displaying an execution screen of an application on the lock screen, and controlling the lock screen based upon a touch input detected in the lock state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yoonhee Kim, Silhee Sung, Juha Hyun
  • Patent number: 10192041
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for authentication using zero-knowledge code. One embodiment takes the form of a process that includes detecting an accessory-access-request event associated with a trusted accessory. The process includes generating a seed sequence having a first number of seed-sequence elements. The process includes outputting an indication of at least one seed-sequence element. The process includes receiving at least one seed-sequence-element-modifier signal for at least one of the seed-sequence elements. The process includes modifying the generated seed sequence in accordance with the at least one received seed-sequence-element-modifier signal. The process includes comparing the modified seed sequence with a stored access sequence. The process includes granting operational access to the trusted accessory when the modified seed sequence matches the stored access sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NAGRAVISION S.A.
    Inventors: Nicolas Fischer, Laurent Gauteron
  • Patent number: 10187164
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the mobile terminal are disclosed. A mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention, together with an external device separated therefrom, may measure body composition by using human body medium communication. The mobile terminal and the external device have two electrodes that contact areas of a user's body. The mobile terminal outputs a test signal through a first body area contacting a first electrode, and transmits the test signal to the external device through the user's body. The external device generates a feedback signal corresponding to the test signal. The mobile terminal detects a second signal which is the feedback signal that passes through the body and is transmitted through a second electrode. The mobile terminal uses the difference between a reference signal corresponding to the test signal and the second signal to calculate the body composition of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Cheegoog Kim, Mansoo Sin, Hyunghoon Oh, Jeunguk Ha
  • Patent number: 10182340
    Abstract: A profile switching method and a terminal, where the method includes sending, by a terminal, an enable instruction to an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC), where the eUICC includes at least a first profile and a second profile, the terminal has accessed a network using the first profile, data of the first profile is stored in a cache of the terminal, and the enable instruction instructs the eUICC to disable the first profile and enable the second profile, and send a first instruction to the terminal, where the first instruction instructs the terminal not to restart the eUICC, and after receiving the first instruction, retaining, by the terminal, the data of the first profile in the cache, storing data of the second profile in the cache, and accessing a network using the second profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Linyi Gao
  • Patent number: 10176514
    Abstract: A computer detects a user computing device when the user enters the store and receives the user's purchase history and preference information from a database. The computer receives a list and/or recipe that the user inputs into the application. This list and/or recipe is a list of items that the user plans to purchase. The computer identifies an item on the list, determines whether the item is in stock, and generates a route through the store so the user will reach each item on his list. The computer transmits the route to the user's computing device to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jim C. Chen, Rafal P. Konik, Ryan L. Rossiter
  • Patent number: 10178108
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system, method, and computer program for identifying and classifying service accounts in a network based on account behavior. For each evaluated account in the network, a plurality of behavior indicators are calculated. The behavior indicators correspond to service account behaviors and, for each account, are calculated based on network events associated with the account. Each behavior indicator is compared to a threshold specific to the corresponding behavior. If one or more behavior indicators for an account satisfies the applicable threshold, the account is deemed to display service account behavior. Consistency in which an account displays service account behavior is factored into classifying accounts as service accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Exabeam, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Lin, Barry Steiman, Domingo Mihovilovic, Sylvain Gil
  • Patent number: 10169586
    Abstract: Systems and methods for file encrypting malware detection are provided. According to one embodiment, a monitoring module is installed within active processes running on a computer system by a kernel mode driver. Performance of a directory traversal operation on a directory of the computer system is detected by a monitoring module of a first process of the multiple active processes in which a parameter of the traversal operation includes a wildcard character. When a number of wildcard-based directory traversal operations performed by the first process exceeds a threshold, a decoy file is deployed by the monitoring module within the directory and the driver is notified. The driver monitors for and detects an attempt by the first process to tamper with the decoy file by intercepting and evaluating file system operations. Responsive to detection of the attempt, the first process is confirmed to be a malware process and is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: David Maciejak, Low Chin Yick
  • Patent number: 10171995
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for updating wireless device credentials, the wireless device comprising: a user interface, memory configured to store one or more credentials for enabling the wireless device to obtain one or more services over a wireless access network, and one or more processors configured to execute one or more machine-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to obtain an indication of a user request to replace a particular credential with a target credential, detect a network-provisioning state change, determine that the particular credential does not match the target credential, initiate a programming session with a network element over a wireless access network, obtain an updated credential from the network element, and assist in storing the updated credential in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine
  • Patent number: 10165322
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application that authorizes a user device to receive commands from selected users and does not authorize the user device to accept commands from non-selected users. Moreover, the media guidance application may authorize the user device to accept commands from a first user based on how other users interact with the first user. For example, if the actions of other users indicate that the first user is the leader of the group of users (or should otherwise be the one controlling the user device), the media guidance application may authorize the user device to accept commands from the first user based on the actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Sashikumar Venkataraman, Rakesh Barve
  • Patent number: 10158916
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display apparatus including: a display; a processor configured to process an image to be displayed on the display; a communicator configured to communicate with a server that provides content data; and a controller configured to control the processor and the communicator to display an input image provided for allowing a user to input an activation code, send the server the activation code input through the input image so that the display apparatus can be registered to the server, and receive and process the content data provided corresponding to the activation code from the server so that a content image can be displayed based on the content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bo-kyun Kwon
  • Patent number: 10152718
    Abstract: A system for automatic authentication of service requests includes authentication of a remote access device. This authentication may be accomplished automatically prior to text or audio communication between a customer and a service agent. In some embodiments, authentication is accomplished automatically by authentication of the remote access device or accomplished by asking the customer questions. A single authentication of the remote access device may be used to authenticate a service request transferred between service agents. The authentication of the remote device may include, for example, use of a personal identification number, a fingerprint, a photograph, and/or a hardware identifier. Some embodiments include an intelligent pipeline configured for managing queues of customer service requests and/or customer service agent control over a customer's access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: UJET, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Janefalkar, Hisun Kim
  • Patent number: 10149231
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving extended access barring (EAB) parameters in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) receives an EAB parameter, and receives an EAB parameter modification. The received EAB parameter is invalidated upon receiving the EAB parameter modification. The UE also waits for applying EAB until modified EAB parameter is received, and receives the modified EAB parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sungjun Park, Seungjune Yi, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10142367
    Abstract: A system for network surveillance to detect attackers, including a deception management server within a network of resources, including a deployment module managing and planting one or more decoy attack vectors in one or more of the resources in the network, wherein an attack vector is an object in memory or storage of a first resource that may be used to access a second resource, and one or more decoy servers accessible from resources in the network, each decoy server including an alert module that issues an alert when a specific resource in the network accesses the decoy server via one or more of the decoy attack vectors planted in the specific resource by the deployment module, and a delay module, delaying access to data on the decoy server while a resource accesses the decoy server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ILLUSIVE NETWORKS LTD.
    Inventors: Shlomo Touboul, Hanan Levin, Stephane Roubach, Assaf Mischari, Itai Ben David, Itay Avraham, Adi Ozer, Chen Kazaz, Ofer Israeli, Olga Vingurt, Liad Gareh, Israel Grimberg, Cobby Cohen, Sharon Sultan, Matan Kubovsky
  • Patent number: 10140797
    Abstract: A system of isolation management comprises a computer for generating an isolation plan; a lockbox configured to receive the isolation plan from the computer; a mobile device associated with an individual, and one or more locks for isolation locking of an asset by each individual according to the isolation plan. The mobile device is allocated to the lockbox according to the isolation plan. The lockbox is configured to recognise the mobile device when proximal to the lockbox. The one or more isolation locks are removably housed in the lockbox. The one or more isolation locks are each able to be recognised by the mobile device and the mobile device is configured to record an association of one or more of the isolation locks to the mobile device according to the isolation plan. There is also an isolation point for isolating the asset with the one or more isolation locks according to the isolation plan. The isolation point is able to be recognised by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ISOL8 Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Stephen Craig Power
  • Patent number: 10142842
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at an access server, a communication from a network management device. The communication is sent from a mobile device via an unsecured wireless connection of a first network to an access point, from the access point to the network management device, and from the network management device via a second network to the access server. The communication includes first encrypted data and is associated with a request by the mobile device to access the second network. The method further includes transmitting, from the access server, an encryption key to the access point based on the first encrypted data to enable the access point to establish a secure wireless connection between the access point and the mobile device. The method further includes transmitting signals to the network management device, the signals indicating that the mobile device is authorized to access the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Assad Radpour
  • Patent number: 10136307
    Abstract: A method for providing a multi number service using a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) comprises the steps of: according to a command received from the outside of a UICC, selecting any one subscriber identification information set among a plurality of subscriber identification information sets stored in a memory allocated to a subscriber identification information set managing application; and activating the selected subscriber identification information set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KONA I CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chung Il Cho, Sung Hwan Kim, Young Min Son, Chang Yong Choi, Joo Yeol Oh, Hyun Sung Hong
  • Patent number: 10135610
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed relating to ciphering and de-ciphering of packet units in wireless devices during retransmission in wireless communications. The packet units are re-segmented with the ciphering done on the re-segmented packet unit or on a radio link control protocol data unit (RLC PDU) with or without segmentation. Alternatively, the re-segmentation is done on the radio link control service data unit (RLC SDU) with or without segmentation. Alternatively, the ciphering process and multiplexing of the RLC PDU is done in the medium access control (MAC) layer of a MAC PU before undergoing a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process for retransmission. Further, the ciphering process in the RLC is done on a packet data convergence protocol packet data unit (PDCP PDU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Mohammed Sammour, Shankar Somasundaram, Peter S. Wang, Rajat P. Mukherjee, Stephen E. Terry, Jin Wang
  • Patent number: 10135808
    Abstract: Various approaches discussed herein enable validation of an application on a computing device, such as a mobile computing device, prior to that application being invoked by activation of a link in another application. Upon activation of the link in a calling application, the computing device determines a target application to be invoked in response to the activation. Sensitive or confidential data, such as login credentials, may be included in the link to be passed to the target application. By validating either the calling or the target application, the data may be safeguarded by confirming an identity of an application associated with the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Wasiq, Aleksandrs J. Rudzitis, Nima Sharifi Mehr
  • Patent number: 10135908
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and a method to manage the uploading of data files from multiple wireless field devices in multiple locations to multiple data storage servers through the use of location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Utility Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S McKeeman, Simon Araya, Ted M. Davis
  • Patent number: 10127033
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a first network device receiving from a second network device a software, the first network device adjusting operations at the first network device according to the software, the first network device providing a digital signature to the software to generate an adjusted software where the digital signature indicates that the first network device has received the software, and the first network device transmitting, to a third network device, the adjusted software. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Gross, Joshua Lackey, Donald E. Levy, Roger Piqueras Jover, Jayaraman Ramachandran, Cristina Serban