Privacy, Lock-out, Or Authentication Patents (Class 455/411)
  • Patent number: 11915010
    Abstract: In non-limiting examples of the present disclosure, systems, methods, and devices for cross-platform multi-transport remote code activation are provided. A first device operating on a first platform receives a wake initiation that indicates code for activation on a second device operating on a second platform. The first device identifies compatible transports for transmitting a wake message indicating the code for activation to the second device. The first device selects at least one transport and transmits the wake message over the transport to the second device. The second device, upon receiving the wake message, processes the wake message and activates the code, which was not executing prior to activating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Shrey Shah, Aidan George Purdy-Say
  • Patent number: 11914735
    Abstract: A server includes a management module that includes a memory device and that is configured to be connected to multiple data storage devices. The management module is configured to perform an initialization procedure, in which the management module obtains multiple pieces of storage identifier information corresponding to the data storage devices, determines, for each of the pieces of storage identifier information, whether the piece of storage identifier information matches any piece of default identifier information contained in a list stored in the memory device, and generates piece(s) of log data for matched piece(s) of storage identifier information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: MITAC COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wei-Hong Wu
  • Patent number: 11917007
    Abstract: Operating a data network of a motor vehicle, the data network being used by at least one mobile terminal that is external to the vehicle. Respective identification data of at least one terminal are recorded, on the basis of the identification data for the at least one terminal, a respective selection element is displayed and each terminal, the associated selection element of which is selected, is registered and each registered terminal is entered in a blocking function of an Internet routing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sascha Jurthe, Thomas Grummel, Stefan Bosse
  • Patent number: 11917395
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving a request into a transport network comprising at least one transport for a proposed use of personal data associated with the at least one transport prior to the at least one transport entering an area; receiving into the transport network a deletion time of the personal data, prior to the at least one transport entering the area; providing, from the transport network an acknowledgement of the deletion time; and providing, from the transport network, the personal data when the at least one transport is in the area based on the received acknowledgement. This enables an occupant of a transport to share personal data relating to the transport with confidence that the data will be deleted by an agreed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan N. Wilson, Edward Allen Cain, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11914693
    Abstract: A fingerprint recognition method includes, when a fingerprint authentication module is in a disabled state, receiving a touch operation used to trigger an application program. If fingerprint authentication is not required for execution of the application program, the fingerprint recognition module is kept in a disabled state, and after the application program has been executed for specific duration, the fingerprint authentication module is enabled again, to perform the fingerprint authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiejing Huang, Huangwei Wu
  • Patent number: 11917404
    Abstract: Methods for cellular network authentication utilizing unlinkable anonymous credentials are disclosed. In embodiments, a method includes: contacting, by a computing device, a mobile device network with a request to connect to the mobile device network; conducting, by the computing device, an interactive credential issuance protocol with an Issuer of the mobile device network to generate an unlinkable anonymous credential; and connecting, by the computing device, to the mobile device network based on a Verifier of the mobile device network verifying the computing device based on the unlinkable anonymous credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeb R. Linton, Michael Amisano, John Melchionne, Dennis Kramer, David K. Wright, John Behnken
  • Patent number: 11917413
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. According to one embodiment of the present invention, provided is a method comprising the steps of: receiving a first control signal transmitted from a base station; processing the received first control signal; and transmitting, to the base station, a second control signal generated on the basis of the processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Duckey Lee, Hyewon Lee, Jonghan Park
  • Patent number: 11910450
    Abstract: A wireless device receives one or more configuration parameters indicating a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) resource for transmission of a message A (MsgA) payload of a contention-free two-step random-access procedure. The wireless device receives, from a radio resource control (RRC) layer of the wireless device, a request to reset a medium access control (MAC) layer of the wireless device. In response to the request and based on the configuration parameter indicating the PUSCH resource, the PUSCH resource for the MsgA transmission of the contention-free two-step random-access procedure is cleared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ali Cagatay Cirik, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Hua Zhou, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Alireza Babaei, Kyungmin Park, Kai Xu
  • Patent number: 11909881
    Abstract: A system and method (referred to as a system) processes a vehicle title interfaced to an issuance authority by authenticating a user and mapping the user's credentials. The system executes registration and titling activities over a network with an issuance authority in response to the authentication of a token. The system retrieves a user membership private key from a private key vault and instantiates smart contracts that commit a transaction associated with a registration of a physical asset with the issuance authority. The system signs the smart contracts with a cryptographic private key not assigned to the user membership in response to establishing a proof of claim to the physical asset and invokes a service discovery that identifies availability of on-line certificate attesting peer nodes to attest the transaction. The system instantiates of the smart contracts on a title issuance authority blockchain network hosted by the issuance authority or provisioned to them in a managed services deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Champ Titles, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernardo Moreno, Shane M. Bigelow, Bo J. Shim, Scott W. Barrett, Ian P. Lewis, Daniel F. Crough, Jr., Dante Giancola
  • Patent number: 11910190
    Abstract: Subscriber identity modules can be bound to devices and utilized for authentication. An initial or additional subscriber identity module can be bound to a user device, for instance after successful user authentication by way of an alternate mechanism. A subscriber identity module of a device can be identified, and carrier data associated with the subscriber identity module can be requested and received. A determination can be made regarding whether the subscriber identity module is linked to the device, for instance by an original linkage. A user profile can be automatically updated with the carrier data to bind the user to the user device based on the subscriber identity module when the subscriber identity module is verified to be linked to the user device. Subsequently, the subscriber identity module can be utilized as a basis for authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Elenchezhean Selvaraj, Darrell L. Suen, Melody Su-Shin Kao, Sridhar Kotamraju
  • Patent number: 11909726
    Abstract: A method for applying control to a vehicle. The method includes: receiving, by way of a second control unit of a second vehicle to which control is to be applied, a signal encompassing a message encrypted using a valid symmetrical key of a first control unit of a first vehicle; ascertaining, by way of the second control unit, a decryptability of the encrypted message using a valid symmetrical key of the second control unit or a symmetrical reserve key of the second control unit ascertained by way of the second control unit; ecrypting the encrypted message, depending on the ascertained decryptability, by way of the second control unit using the valid symmetrical key of the second control unit or the symmetrical reserve key of the second control unit; and applying control, based on the decrypted message, to the second vehicle to which control is to be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Soheil Gherekhloo, Jan-Felix Van Dam, Ralf Prenzel
  • Patent number: 11902792
    Abstract: At given user equipment in a communication system, a unified subscription identifier data structure is constructed. The unified subscription identifier data structure includes a plurality of fields that specify information for a selected one of two or more subscription identifier types and selectable parameters associated with the selected subscription identifier type, and wherein the information in the unified subscription identifier data structure is useable by the given user equipment to access one or more networks associated with the communication system based on an authentication scenario corresponding to the selected subscription identifier type. For example, during different authentication scenarios, the given user equipment utilizes the unified subscription identifier data structure to provide the appropriate subscription identifier (e.g., SUPI, SUCI or IMSI) and associated parameters for the given authentication scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Suresh Nair, Anja Jerichow, Nagendra S Bykampadi, Dimitrios Schoinianakis
  • Patent number: 11902164
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method for using virtual tunnel interface teaming to achieve load balance and redundancy in virtual private networks (“VPNs”) is disclosed. In an embodiment, a method comprises: receiving, by a gateway, configuration data from a control plane; based on the configuration data, configuring on the gateway a bonded virtual tunnel interface (“bonded VTI”) having a plurality of slave virtual tunnel interfaces (“slave VTIs”); configuring a plurality of VPN tunnels between the plurality of slave VTIs configured on the gateway and a plurality of slave VTIs configured on a remote gateway; configuring an IPsec VPN tunnel between the bonded VTI configured on the gateway and a corresponding bonded VTI configured on the remote gateway; logically combining the plurality of VPN tunnels into the IPsec VPN tunnel; and enabling communications of IPsec VPN traffic via the IPsec VPN tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Wang, Jia Yu, David Leroy
  • Patent number: 11902791
    Abstract: An access control system includes a first controller having a first antenna interface for broadcasting identifying data to local devices, for receiving ephemeral ID signals, token signals or payload data from local devices, and a first processor for determining a first authentication when an ephemeral ID signal or a token from a first local device is determined to be valid, for determining a second authentication when an ephemeral ID signal or a token from a second local device is determined to be valid, and for instructing a peripheral to perform a user-perceptible action in response to the first authentication, and a second controller coupled to the first controller having a second processor for receiving payload data for the second local device in response to the second authentication, and a second antenna interface for outputting at least a portion of the payload data to the remote server in response to the second authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Oura Health Oy
    Inventors: Denis Mars, Simon Ratner
  • Patent number: 11895497
    Abstract: A method of communicating using a wireless gateway. The method comprises receiving a first message in a first radio spectrum band by a first radio transceiver of a wireless gateway, determining by a first processor of the wireless gateway that the first message is a trusted message transmitted by a first source device, transmitting the first message by the first radio transceiver in the first radio spectrum, receiving a second message in a second radio spectrum band by a second radio transceiver of the wireless gateway, determining by the first processor that the second message is a trusted message transmitted by a second source device, and transmitting a third message by the second radio transceiver in the second radio spectrum band to the second source device, wherein the third message directs the second source device to transmit the second message to the wireless gateway in the first radio spectrum band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventors: David Hufker, Lyle W. Paczkowski, George Jason Schnellbacher, Michael David Svoren, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11889137
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for seamlessly connecting devices based on relationships between the users of the respective devices. A media guidance application may determine that a first user has entered an environment (e.g., his/her mother's home) and may determine a frequency with which the first user enters the environment (e.g., daily). In response to determining that the first user visits frequently, the media guidance application may identify a second device in the environment (e.g., a smart TV) that a second user (e.g., the first user's mother) is authorized to grant access rights for. The media guidance application may determine a likelihood that the second user will grant the access rights for the second device to the first user, based on interaction data between the first user and the second user. In response to determining a high likelihood, the media guidance application may transmit the access rights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Matthews
  • Patent number: 11889463
    Abstract: A method is provided. A notice is received from a mobile device indicating that typing within a texting application has occurred substantially simultaneously as forward motion has been detected. The notice includes a timestamp of when the typing and the detection of forward motion occurred. A position of the mobile device is triangulated for the timestamp, and a determination is made as to whether the typing and the detection of forward motion occurred within a predetermined target area using at least a portion of data calculated from the step of triangulating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: George Miller
  • Patent number: 11889306
    Abstract: Certain aspects provide a method for wireless communication. The method generally includes deriving a network specific identifier (NSI) in a network access identifier (NAI) format, the NSI including a network identifier (NID) stored at the UE, generating a subscription concealed identifier (SUCI) based on the NSI for authentication of the UE with a non-public network (NPN), and sending the SUCI to a network entity for the authentication of the UE with the NPN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anand Palanigounder, Lenaig Genevieve Chaponniere, Sebastian Speicher, Haris Zisimopoulos, Rajat Prakash
  • Patent number: 11888894
    Abstract: A method for mitigating network function (NF) update and deregister attacks includes, at an NF repository function (NRF) implemented by at least one processor, receiving, from an NF, an NFRegister request including a hash of a first authentication string, an NF instance identifier, and an NF profile. The method further includes storing the hash of the first authentication string. The method further includes registering the NF by storing the NF profile in an NF profile database. The method further includes receiving a first NFUpdate or NFDeregister request including the NF instance identifier. The method further includes using the stored hash of the first authentication string to validate or reject the first NFUpdate or NFDeregister request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jay Rajput, Virendra Singh, Amarnath Jayaramachar
  • Patent number: 11886628
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for delivering notifications to a device or accessory based on the context. A host device may be wirelessly coupled to one or more accessories that are available to receive a notification. The host device may analyze a context for transmitting a notification, such as analyzing user attention and accessory state. Analyzing user attention and accessory state may be done by analyzing sensor data, such as audio input, image sensors, proximity sensors, etc. The host device may determine a content type, such as text, e-mail, news, or download, content classification, such as urgent, sensitive, or reminder, and a notification type, such as visual, audio, or haptic. The host device may select at least one of the accessories based on the context. The host device may transmit the notification to the selected accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Elena Jessop Nattinger, Shengzhi Wu, Diane C. Wang
  • Patent number: 11889301
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a wireless device sends, while in an RRC inactive state, a message requesting resumption of an RRC connected state. Upon sending the message, the wireless device starts a timer according to a predetermined value. While the timer is running, the wireless device attempts decryption and integrity check handling for packets subsequently received from the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gunnar Mildh, Icaro L. J. Da Silva
  • Patent number: 11882463
    Abstract: This document describes methods, devices, systems, and means for the provisioning of enrollee Wi-Fi devices to a Wi-Fi network. Many Wi-Fi devices have limited or no user interface capabilities, which presents challenges to connecting and, especially, securely connecting many of these devices to a Wi-Fi network. Techniques are described to enhance the Device Provisioning Protocol to solicit and provide feedback from an enrollee device to indicate band support of the enrollee device and provide the status of the enrollee device after attempting to join a provisioned Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ning Zhang, Yevgeniy Gutnik
  • Patent number: 11871479
    Abstract: Techniques are described to provide for authentication and subscription management that are decoupled from a Home Subscriber Server (HSS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Sangram Kishore Lakkaraju, Mark Grayson, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Timothy Peter Stammers
  • Patent number: 11871223
    Abstract: An authentication method, apparatus, and device. The method includes sending, by a core network device, an authentication request message of a user to a data network device, where the authentication request message requests that the data network device perform identity authentication on the user, and receiving, by the core network device, an authentication response message sent by the data network device, where the authentication response message comprises first information, and the first information indicates user identity information of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhongding Lei, Xin Kang, Haiguang Wang
  • Patent number: 11869512
    Abstract: An electronic device and a control method thereof are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a voice input unit, a display, a memory storing at least one instruction, and a processor configured to execute the at least one instruction. The processor is configured to: based on a voice of a user being input through the voice input unit, recognize the user who has uttered the voice by comparing the voice with a plurality of pre-registered voices; and control the display to display an indicator corresponding to the recognized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junyong Park, Jiyeon Ma, Donghun Shin, Youngah Lee, Daewung Kim, Sungdo Son, Dahye Shim, Hyungmin Yook
  • Patent number: 11870899
    Abstract: Secure access recovery to a network device includes encrypting a user password into an encrypted target password using a secret regenerative key, and adding a one-time password seed and the encrypted target password into a secure recovery container, which is stored securely in the network device and a trusted recovery device. In response to a recovery request, a one-time password can be generated using the one-time password seed to retrieve the encrypted target password from the recovery device. A decrypted recovery password is generated based on executing decryption on an input string based on the secret regenerative key. The encrypted target password, retrieved from the secure recovery container in the network device, is decrypted into a decrypted target password based on the secret regenerative key. Secure access is recovered in response to determining the decrypted recovery password matches at least a part of the decrypted target password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: WhiteStar Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Billy Gayle Moon, William Victor Moon, Aaron Daniel Fleshner, Christopher Micheal Scalcucci
  • Patent number: 11871212
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for communicating at a cellular router between a first wireless communication module and a first subscriber identity module (SIM). The cellular router receives a first request from a first wireless communication module and encapsulates the first request in a first modified request. The cellular router then sends the first modified request to a first SIM card in a first communication apparatus and waits for a first modified reply. While waiting for the first modified reply the cellular router sends at least one halt message to the first wireless communication module after a first time threshold. After receiving the first modified reply, the cellular router decapsulates the first modified reply to retrieve a first reply and sends the first reply to the first wireless communication module where the first modified reply is a reply to the first modified request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Pismo Labs Technology Limited
    Inventors: Uzair Ahmed Chughtai, Man Kit Kwan, Yu Yeung
  • Patent number: 11871263
    Abstract: A method and system for network management on a 5G network. The method including: building a subscriber persona associated with a subscriber on the network; predicting a traffic load on a network function based on the subscriber's persona; and allocating the subscriber to a network function based on the traffic load and the subscriber's persona. The system including: a subscriber persona builder configured to build a subscriber persona associated with a subscriber on the network; an analysis module configured to predict a traffic load on a network function based on the subscriber's persona; and an allocation module configured to allocate the subscriber to a network function based on the traffic load and the subscriber's persona.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Alexander Osman, Kamakshi Sridhar, Ty Sayers, Jorge Quan, Rajani Nesargikar, Gangaraju K Siddalingaiah
  • Patent number: 11871372
    Abstract: An electronic device can be commissioned with an identifier for use in a centralized tracking system. The electronic device is assigned an interim unique identifier and authentication key, for instance by a manufacturer of the electronic device. The electronic device and the centralized tracking system each separately generate a permanent unique identifier and a permanent authentication key based on the interim unique identifier and interim authentication key, without requiring the permanent unique identifier and permanent authentication key from being transmitted between the electronic device and the central tracking server. Upon generating the permanent unique identifier and permanent authentication key, tracking device functionality can be enabled within the electronic device, enabling the electronic device to function as a tracking device within the centralized tracking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Josselin de la Broise, Charles Y. Choi, Dan Danknick
  • Patent number: 11861626
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein provide fraud mitigation via dynamic transaction card wireless communication. A mobile device may cause a dynamic transaction card to periodically scan its environment to detect wireless enabled devices proximately located near the dynamic transaction card. Based on identifying the wireless enabled devices frequently located near the dynamic transaction card, a set of approved devices may be determined. During a transaction, a dynamic transaction card may scan its environment for other wireless enabled devices proximately located near the dynamic transaction card. If wireless enabled devices detected by the dynamic transaction card are all, or a subset, of the devices that are frequently located near the card, then the transaction may be authorized. However, if the wireless enabled devices detected by the dynamic transaction card are not all, or a subset, of the devices that are frequently located near the card, then the transaction may be unauthorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Walters, Vincent Pham, Jeremy Goodsitt
  • Patent number: 11862328
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatuses, systems, and methods for more accurate remote monitoring of a user's body. In some embodiments, a system for monitoring a user's body comprises a wearable device, a video sensor attached at a collar portion of the wearable device, a plurality of audio sensors spaced and attached at a body portion of a wearable device and a controller configured to determine a Jugular Venous Pressure (JVP) of the user, and determine audio characteristics of an output of the plurality of audio sensors to generate an audio heat map corresponding to at least one internal organ of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
    Inventors: Marilyn L. Gordon, Gregory J. Boss, Rama S. Ravindranathan, Jon Kevin Muse, Guerino Bonetti
  • Patent number: 11861661
    Abstract: An auto-login system and process enable maintaining user accounts on a server without a user having to register or create a user name, password, or other authentication method. An account may be created without user knowledge. The server may transmit a content item to a target user, along with a link. A server identifies the target user from use of the auto-login link and collects interaction or “engagement” data while the user is logged in, to assess user interest in products, for example, a mutual fund investment product, which may be characterized by tags and/or categories. The system may quantify a product salience metric for a given product relative to a target user's interest profile to focus marketing efforts and support engagement with interested target users, especially securities funds and financial advisors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: James D. MacDonald-Korth, Rita I. MacDonald-Korth
  • Patent number: 11863539
    Abstract: One example method includes a device management system detecting an attempt to access a user account by an unenrolled device. The device management system identifies a first enrolled device of the user account by accessing a signature chain of the user account. The device management system facilitates a transmission of a cryptographically-signed enrollment request from the unenrolled device to the first enrolled device. The first enrolled device is configured to cryptographically validate the enrollment request. The first enrolled device is further configured to generate an encrypted attestation message that indicates that the unenrolled device has been authenticated. The unenrolled device can receive and decrypt the encrypted attestation message based on a passcode being displayed on the first enrolled device. The device management system receives a decrypted attestation message from the unenrolled device and updates the signature chain to include a new sequential record for the unenrolled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Karan Lyons
  • Patent number: 11861350
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a system and method for secure delivery of assets to a trusted device. Multiple levels of verification are implemented to enable components of a software update and asset delivery system to verify other components within the system. Furthermore, updates are provided only to client devices that are authorized to receive such updates. In one embodiment, the specific assets provided to a client device during a software update can be tailored to the client device, such that individual client devices can receive updated versions of software asset at a faster or slower rate than mass market devices. For example, developer or beta tester devices can receive pre-release assets, while enterprise devices can receive updates at a slower rate relative to mass market devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dallas B. De Atley, Bailey E. Basile, Venkat V. Memula, Thomas P. Mensch, Robert M. Marini, David P. Remahl, Kelsey J. Skillman, Edward E. Thomas
  • Patent number: 11856397
    Abstract: A telecommunications system including a base station has a transceiver associated with a cellular network and a wireless access point. The system receives a request from a client device that includes a service set identifier (SSID). The system determines whether the SSID is registered for virtual wireless services and provisions a virtual router accessible through the wireless access point and identifiable using the SSID. The system may then authenticate and associate the client device with the virtual router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron Byrne
  • Patent number: 11856621
    Abstract: A method performed by a STA may comprise receiving a frame, from a first AP including an indication of a configuration change counter (CCC) associated with a second AP. The CCC may be an unsigned integer that increments when an update to one or more AP parameters of the second AP has occurred. The method may further comprise establishing a first wireless link with the first AP and establishing a master key via at least the first wireless link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Yousif Targali, Sudheer A. Grandhi, Xiaofei Wang, Guodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11856396
    Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes deriving security keys for a signaling radio bearer (SRB) in accordance with a first message received from an access node, initiating security for the SRB in accordance with the first message, receiving, from the access node, a second message including at least one security parameter for at least one data radio bearer (DRB), wherein the at least one security parameter is associated with a session that includes the at least one DRB, and wherein the second message is secured with the security keys for the SRB, and initiating security for the at least one DRB in accordance with the at least one security parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Yi Guo
  • Patent number: 11843591
    Abstract: A communication device and system are disclosed for providing communication and data services to residents of a controlled facility. The device can be restricted to communicating only using an internet protocol so as to restrict the device communication to an internal intranet. Wireless access points may be disposed throughout the environment to route calls and data between the device and a central processing center. By converting a protocol of the communications received from the device to a protocol used by the central processing center, minimal modifications to the central processing center are needed to support a wireless communication infrastructure. Many restrictions and safeguards may be implemented within the phone and system in order to prevent improper use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Hodge, Garth Johnson, Christopher McNitt
  • Patent number: 11838986
    Abstract: A wireless communication network delivers policy enforcement to a wireless user device in another wireless communication network. The wireless communication network wirelessly serves the wireless user device based on a policy. The wireless communication network determines when the wireless user device is visiting the other wireless communication network, and in response, selects the policy for the wireless user device. The wireless communication network transfers the selected policy for the wireless user device to the other wireless communication network. The other wireless communication network receives and enforces the selected policy for the wireless user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: T-MOBILE INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Lyle T. Bertz, Mark Richard Bales, Tracy Lee Nelson
  • Patent number: 11838437
    Abstract: A method of a mobile device configured to photograph an object includes controlling a display panel to display an image, a touch panel to receive a user input, and a network interface to wirelessly communicate with an external network, unlocking the mobile device when the mobile device is in an area condition, a wireless communication condition, and a time condition, and unlocking the mobile device according to a password when the mobile device is not in the time condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventor: Seungman Kim
  • Patent number: 11832103
    Abstract: A method of determining a response of a radio frequency wireless communication system to an adversarial attack is provided. Adversarial signals from an adversarial node are transmitted to confuse a target neural network of the communication system. An accuracy of classification of the incoming signals by the target neural network is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Tommaso Melodia, Francesco Restuccia, Salvatore D'Oro
  • Patent number: 11829774
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems allow for bootstrapping of a machine-to-machine device. In an embodiment, a bootstrap erase architecture allows the machine-to-machine server to manage bootstrap erase policies, detect access network specific events, initiate a bootstrap erase based on these policies and events, and allow for machine-to-machine server handover. In another embodiment, a device or gateway service capability layer may request its network service capability layer fetch data that the device or gateway, previously stored on a different network service capability layer. In another embodiment, when bootstrap erase is performed because the network service capability layer can no longer provide service to the device or gateway, the network service capability layer may recommend other NSCLs to the device or gateway. In another embodiment, a bootstrap erase procedure may be modified so that temporary identifiers may be assigned for a next bootstrapping event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventor: Michael F. Starsinic
  • Patent number: 11832348
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a data downloading and management method and a terminal. The downloading method includes: obtaining, by the terminal, first information pre-provisioned in the terminal, where the first information includes at least one networking profile; obtaining information about to-be-downloaded data, where the information about the to-be-downloaded data includes an identifier of the to-be-downloaded data; determining a first networking profile based on the identifier of the to-be-downloaded data, where the first networking profile is included in the at least one networking profile, and the first networking profile is used by the terminal for networking; sending a first message to a server, where the first message includes the identifier of the information of the to-be-downloaded data; receiving a second message sent by the server, where the second message includes data corresponding to the identifier of the to-be-downloaded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunan Fan, Xiaobo Yu, Shuiping Long
  • Patent number: 11832347
    Abstract: In a subscription profile downloading method when an application in a device triggers subscription profile downloading, an operator server sends, to a subscription management server, authentication information of an application allowed to initiate subscription profile downloading; and when receiving an authentication request sent by the device, the subscription management server uses the authentication information to attempt to authenticate the application initiating subscription profile downloading in the device, and provides subscription profile downloading for the device after the authentication succeeds. The subscription management server may add the authentication information to a subscription profile downloaded last time and send the subscription profile to the device, and when the device downloads a different subscription profile next time, the device may use the authentication information in the subscription profile downloaded last time to attempt to authenticate the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Linyi Gao
  • Patent number: 11832345
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for communicating at a cellular router between a first wireless communication module and a first subscriber identity module (SIM). The cellular router receives a first request from a first wireless communication module and encapsulates the first request in a first modified request. The cellular router then sends the first modified request to a first SIM card in a first communication apparatus and waits for a first modified reply. While waiting for the first modified reply the cellular router sends at least one halt message to the first wireless communication module after a first time threshold. After receiving the first modified reply, the cellular router decapsulates the first modified reply to retrieve a first reply and sends the first reply to the first wireless communication module where the first modified reply is a reply to the first modified request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Pismo Labs Technology Limited
    Inventors: Uzair Ahmed Chughtai, Man Kit Kwan, Yu Yeung
  • Patent number: 11825307
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure include methods, network servers or components and user equipment devices configured to authorize network slices that are associated with services provided by external providers. Various aspects enable access and use of network slices by user equipment devices connected to a network (e.g., 5G or New Radio network) via network components associated with a service provider by generating an allowed network slice selection assistance information (Allowed NSSAI) and an Unauthorized NSSAI, and sending the Allowed NSSAI and Unauthorized NSSAI to a user equipment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stefano Faccin, Mahmoud Watfa
  • Patent number: 11825398
    Abstract: A communication system includes a central cloud server that gradually decreases a gain of a currently active path, which corresponds to a primary communication path between a radio access network (RAN) node and one or more user equipment (UEs) via a first set of edge devices of a plurality of edge devices, until the currently active path becomes dormant. The central cloud server then gradually increases a gain of a dormant path, which corresponds to a secondary communication path between the RAN node and the one or more UEs via a second set of edge devices of the plurality of edge devices, until the dormant path becomes a new active path. Further, the central cloud server periodically checks whether the new active path has a signal strength greater than a threshold in order to maintain a continuity in service to the one or more UEs for an uplink and downlink communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: PELTBEAM INC.
    Inventors: Venkat Kalkunte, Mehdi Hatamian, Puya Rofougaran, Arman Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 11824685
    Abstract: A method for implementing a generic routing encapsulation (GRE) tunnel, an access point (AP), and a network system. The method includes establishing a Control And Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) tunnel with an access controller (AC), receiving addresses of at least two gateways, establishing at least two GRE tunnels coupled to the gateways respectively according to the addresses of the at least two gateways, and selecting one of the at least two GRE tunnels to transmit data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li Xue, Shanshan Wang, Zongpeng Du, Zhiwang Zhao
  • Patent number: 11825533
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for Wi-Fi connection based on Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes entering a group owner mode of Wi-Fi Direct when enabling of WPS is requested, after entering the group owner mode, entering a WPS session mode where the portable terminal is operable in a WPS registrar mode, determining whether an Access Point (AP) whose WPS session of the WPS registrar mode is enabled or a device whose group owner mode is enabled, exists nearby, and when an AP whose WPS registrar mode is enabled is discovered, disabling the WPS registrar mode and the group owner mode, enabling a WPS session where the portable terminal is to operate in a WPS enrollee mode, and accessing the discovered AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bu-Seop Jung, Jung-Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 11818571
    Abstract: A communication apparatus acquires information about a communication-parameter setting process from a different communication apparatus and determines whether the acquired information includes identification information for identifying the different communication apparatus. If it is determined that the identification information is included, an authentication request is transmitted by unicast based on the identification information. If it is determined that the identification information is not included, the authentication request is transmitted by broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takafumi Nakajima