Privacy, Lock-out, Or Authentication Patents (Class 455/411)
  • Patent number: 10211988
    Abstract: A personal digital ID device provides a digital identifier to a service for a predetermined duration in response to user interaction. The user interaction may include a button press. The personal digital ID device may be in the form of a bracelet, a key fob, or other form factor. The service may be provided by a mobile device, in the cloud, or elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tyfone, Inc.
    Inventors: Siva G. Narendra, Prabhakar Tadepalli, Saurav Chakraborty, Donald Allen Bloodworth
  • Patent number: 10212210
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device and a method of providing information about an access point (AP) may include: confirming one or more access points (APs) outside an electronic device; starting a connection to the selected AP of the one or more APs through a communication circuit; acquiring AP information corresponding to the selected AP from the selected AP during the connection to the selected AP; determining characteristics of the selected AP based on at least the AP information; and displaying a first notification in association with the selected AP based on the characteristics including a first group and a second notification in association with the selected AP based on the characteristics including a second group through the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiho Cho, Wontae Chae, Sinjae Kang, Hyuk Kang, Inji Jin
  • Patent number: 10212151
    Abstract: Disclosed are method for operating a designated service, a service unlocking method and terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Mingxue Qin, Xiao He, Lei Qin, Yuye Wang
  • Patent number: 10209978
    Abstract: A mobile communication device. The device comprises a processor, a non-transitory memory, and a native application stored in the non-transitory memory. When executed by the processor the application receives notification that a network connectivity status of the device changed, starts a timer, in response to expiration of the timer, presents a notification that provides access to get-started information, stores a state of the notification in the non-transitory memory, receives an input selecting the notification, presents a get-started grid comprising selection options, receives an input selecting a selection option, in response to receiving the input selecting a selection option, presents a notification associated with the selection option, stores a state of the selection option in the non-transitory memory, in response to receiving an input selecting the notification associated with the selection option, presents a screen for performing the function associated with the selection option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Drew T. Dennis, M. Jeffrey Stone
  • Patent number: 10212685
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to apparatuses and methods for a network to manage communications for a plurality of wireless communication devices including, but not limited to, registering, by the network, the plurality of wireless communication devices associated with a same subscription identifier, identifying, by the network, each of the plurality of wireless communication devices based, at least in part, on device capabilities associated with each of the plurality of wireless communication devices, and routing, by the network, communications to or from each of the plurality of wireless communication devices based, at least in part, on the device capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dileep Kumar Vayilapelli, Pradeep Kumar Darisi, Rajendra Prasad Katakam, Ramprasad Katkam
  • Patent number: 10212594
    Abstract: An authentication server establishes a network connection to user equipment (UE) in a non-3GPP compliant access network. The authentication server obtains an identity for the UE and determines that the UE is unauthenticated and requesting establishment through a non-3GPP compliant access network. The authentication server negotiates a connection mode with the unauthenticated UE and negotiates connection parameters for the connection mode with the unauthenticated UE. The authentication server may then establish a network connection through the non-3GPP compliant access network to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jennifer Liu
  • Patent number: 10205722
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating remote access of device and user credentials for at computing devices according to one embodiment of the invention. A method of embodiments of the invention includes remotely accessing, by a first computing device, credentials of a second computing device. The credentials may facilitate the first computing device to perform one or more tasks. The method may further include performing, at the first computing device, the one or more tasks based on the accessed credentials and according to capabilities of the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: John Light
  • Patent number: 10206110
    Abstract: Techniques are described for network security. One method includes identifying a network-access boundary associated with a network for a location, generating a credential for the network based at least in part on the identified network-access boundary, receiving a request from a user equipment (UE) to access the network associated with the location, and transmitting the credential associated with the network based at least in part on the network-access boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Shavell, Lei Gu, Ilya Sokolov, Kevin Jiang
  • Patent number: 10206093
    Abstract: A method and a network node device for auditing a Visitor Location Register (VLR) to manage communication device retention. The method comprises, when the age of a communication device's age in the VLR reaches or exceeds a first threshold, triggering a request to a Mobility Management Entity (MME) to notify the VLR of the communication device's activity. The method further comprises receiving a notification from the MME indicating the communication device's activity, and updating the communication device's aging information based on the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Zhigang Xu, Pui-Sze Ho
  • Patent number: 10206170
    Abstract: Controllers can communicate with accessories using various paths, such as a wireless communication path. A controller can maintain reachability information for each accessory indicating the path(s) via which the accessory is currently reachable. Maintaining the reachability information can include scanning to detect broadcasts from the accessories and updating the reachability information based on the results of scanning. Scanning parameters such as scan interval and scan duration can be selected dynamically based on the current operating context of the controller (e.g., where the controller is located, what processes are active on the controller, what other devices have been detected within communication range of the controller).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Mathews, Craig Dooley, Anjali S. Sandesara
  • Patent number: 10203979
    Abstract: A virtual machine control device that controls a C-Plane base station virtual machine for providing a base station function of a virtual base station. The virtual machine control device includes: a virtual machine controller configured to activate a clone of the C-Plane base station virtual machine that is a target of software update; and a virtual base station switching controller configured to assign a network assigned to the C-Plane base station virtual machine to the clone after performing the software update to the clone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10201011
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, a device, and a communications system for performing data communication by using an unlicensed spectrum. In an embodiment, a base station determines to use an unlicensed spectrum to perform data communication, and sends mode request information to a terminal. The terminal receives the mode request message sent by the base station and determines, according to a preset configuration table, whether to use the unlicensed spectrum to perform data communication. When determining to use the unlicensed spectrum to perform data communication, the terminal sends a mode acknowledgement message to the base station. The base station receives the mode acknowledgement information sent by the terminal, and the terminal performs data communication in a first unlicensed frequency band with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Wang, Guangzhu Zeng, Yungang Li
  • Patent number: 10200934
    Abstract: In one example, a mobile AP device receives from a mobile device a request to a server or device in an IP network. When cellular data service of the mobile AP device is available, the mobile AP device allows the request to be sent to a mobile network for communication to the server or device. When the cellular data service is suspended, the mobile AP device disallows the request from being sent to the mobile network to prohibit the communication to the server or device. For a request for content, the mobile AP device may additionally generate and send to the mobile device a response indicating a redirect to a local landing page of the mobile AP device. A control center or server may send one or more messages which instruct the mobile AP device to process the requests in accordance with one or more rules to disallow the requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Douglas Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10198143
    Abstract: A local computing device may use a remote computing device to host various resources on behalf of the local computing device. The local computing device may receive data related to a graphical window of the remotely hosted resource and generate a graphical window on the local desktop environment for the remotely hosted resource. The local computing device may also update a taskbar to include the remote hosted resource. Window previews may also be generated by the local computing device and the window previews may include snapshots or dynamic images of the graphical window for the remotely hosted resource. In some instances, the snapshots may be provided to the local computing device from the remote computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitin Desai, Georgy Momchilov
  • Patent number: 10198168
    Abstract: A mobile terminal provides a guide and feedback for a lock release operation to implement a gesture for a lock release operation at an arbitrary location and in various directions. A method of releasing a user interface lock state in a mobile terminal having a touch sensing display according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include setting the mobile terminal to a user interface lock state; detecting a contact with the touch sensing display at an arbitrary location on the touch sensing display; displaying a lock release region corresponding to the arbitrary location while maintaining a contact with the touch sensing display; displaying the movement of the contact in the lock release region; and switching the mobile terminal into a user interface lock release state when the movement of the contact in the lock release region satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Minsoo Park, Moonkyung Kim, Sangwoon Lee, Jihye Ham, Minjin Lee, Harim Jang, Taehoon Cho, Younghoon Lee, Inyong Hwang, Hyoungmi Kim
  • Patent number: 10194320
    Abstract: An information handling system of a local service broker system operating a subscription electronic SIM assignment system may comprise a memory storing a pool of international mobile subscriber identities for assignment to requesting clients, a network interface device for communication with an authentication server in a wireless communication network, and a processor executing machine readable executable code instructions to receive a transaction history associated with a client information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Will A. Egner, Liam B. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10193891
    Abstract: An electronic device in a device-to-device network of a user of the electronic device communicates with a group of one or more other instances of the electronic via dynamic connections that are based on pre-established and maintained (i.e., long-lived) associations in the device-to-device network. Moreover, a given dynamic connection between the electronic device and a given instance of the electronic device in the group is setup by the electronic device without assistance of a computer in another network, which conveys the communication within the group. During operation, the electronic device: detects a change to a location of the electronic device in the other network; and communicates a message with the update to the location to a second user in the device-to-device network who is associated with a second instance of the electronic device in the group at a second location specified by one of the associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Neone, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Glassco, Athanassios H Diacakis, Dan Cohen
  • Patent number: 10186151
    Abstract: A method for finding an object coupled to a radio transmitter, wherein the radio transmitter emits an assigned identifier. The method includes transmitting a first message to at least a first vehicle by a data processing system, wherein the message contains the information that a specific identifier is being searched for; forwarding the first message to at least a second vehicle by the first vehicle; receiving and comparing the assigned identifier with the specific identifier by a vehicle which received the first message; and, if the assigned identifier corresponds to the specific identifier, transmitting a second message by the vehicle which received the assigned identifier to the data processing system. The second message contains information that the specific identifier has been found and information about a position of the vehicle which received the assigned identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Bernd Ette, Sebastian Jäckl
  • Patent number: 10187211
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device and method to authenticate a user to a computer prior to the user having access to the computer or network. As user name and password protocols are nearly ubiquitous in authentication applications used today, there have been developed many nefarious techniques to defeat the security of such systems. It is relatively easy to write a computer program to guess passwords and then use those passwords to defeat security and cause harm and mischief to a computer, its users and others. To thwart such activity, the present invention provides a novel device that can be provided within a keyboard, in a computer, or in a third device having connectivity thereto. The device in conjunction with the method provides a secure password mode and a challenge/response protocol to verify that the password is entered in response to a particular request for a password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED BIOMETRIC CONTROLS, LLC
    Inventor: Arthur W Joyce, III
  • Patent number: 10182415
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for processing a device trigger message, a network element of a bearer network, an M2M node and a system, which relate to the field of communications. The method comprises: receiving a device trigger authorization request which is sent by a CSE and comprises an identifier of the CSE; according to the device trigger authorization request, sending a device trigger authorization permission to the CSE; receiving a device operation request instruction which is set and sent by the CSE and comprises a device operation attribute value pair; according to the device operation request instruction, conducting an authorization check on the CSE, so as to acquire an internal identifier of a trigger device and routing information thereabout; and according to the internal identifier and the routing information, sending a trigger request message to the trigger device. Also disclosed at the same time are three computer storage mediums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Kun Yang, Hao Wu
  • Patent number: 10181057
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a method may include automatically determining that a mobile computing device is unlocked and away from a pre-determined trusted user associated with the mobile computing device, where the determining that the mobile computing device is away from the pre-determined trusted user is based on communication between the mobile computing device and an identification device carried by the trusted user, and by the mobile computing device, automatically erasing all software and data on the mobile computing device. The identification device may include a BLUETOOTH fob, a Near-Field Communication (NFC) tag, or a Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tag. The method may include communicating with the identification device to verify that the identification device is in a vicinity of the mobile computing device. The communication may be via a communication protocol such as BLUETOOTH, a Near-Field Communication (NFC), or Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason S. Sobel
  • Patent number: 10181052
    Abstract: Technologies for informing a remote user of a local user's availability to receive a contact on a communication device are disclosed. The availability of the local user may be determined based on the local user's context information, which may be reported to the remote user in response to a contact status request. The local user's context information provided to the remote user may inform, for example, whether the local user is available to receive a contact, the best way to contact the local user, and/or other context information of the local user. The type and/or level of specificity of the local user's context information reported to the remote user may be determined based on a privacy level, which may be determined based on the local user's context, the identity of the remote user, and/or other criteria. In some embodiments, contact status updates may be provided to the remote user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hong Li, Sharad K. Garg, Mark D. Yarvis, Joshua Boelter
  • Patent number: 10182338
    Abstract: Representative embodiments described herein set forth techniques for provisioning bootstrap electronic Subscriber Identity Modules (eSIMs) to mobile devices. According to some embodiments, a mobile device can be configured to issue, to an eSIM selection server, a bootstrap eSIM request that includes (i) metadata associated with the mobile device, and (ii) metadata associated with an electronic Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) included in the mobile device. In turn, the eSIM selection server selects and binds a particular bootstrap eSIM to the mobile device, and provides information to the mobile device that enables the mobile device to obtain the particular bootstrap eSIM from one or more eSIM servers. When the mobile device obtains the particular bootstrap eSIM, the mobile device can interface with a mobile network operator (MNO) and obtain a complete eSIM that enables the mobile device to access services provided by the MNO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Li Li, Clark P. Mueller, Avinash Narasimhan, Arun G. Mathias, Najeeb M. Abdulrahiman, David T. Haggerty
  • Patent number: 10182335
    Abstract: Disclosed are a terminal discovery method in a wireless communication system supporting device-to-device (D2D) communication, and a device therefor. The method for discovering a terminal in a wireless communication system supporting device-to-device (D2D) communication, includes transmitting, by a terminal, a discovery signal, and receiving, by the terminal, a response signal as a response with respect to the discovery signal from a different terminal, wherein the response signal is transmitted by the different terminal when a response delay time determined on the basis of a reception signal-to-interference noise ratio (SINR) terminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignees: LG ELECTRONICS INC., Industry-University Cooperation Foundation of Soongsil University
    Inventors: Hakseong Kim, Mochan Yang, Shanai Wu, Yoan Shin
  • Patent number: 10171391
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for peer to peer communication is provided. The embodiment may include receiving a message from a first user intended for a second. It may include determining whether the second user is in a do not disturb (DND) state. It may also include overriding the DND state of the second user. Overriding the DND state may include receiving static message information and user characteristics. Overriding the DND state may include determining if a critical situation (critsit) exists. Overriding the DND state may include determining a message critsit value for the users. Overriding the DND state may include adding the first user and the second to a critsit users list. The embodiment may include overriding the DND state of the second user if both users are on the same list. The embodiment may include transmitting messages from the first user to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjay V. Phanshikar, Hina Purohit, Manish Singh, Mark A. Skurla
  • Patent number: 10162897
    Abstract: A knowledge sharing system includes a social network service (SNS) providing server that stores relationship information between a first user and a second user. The knowledge sharing system includes a knowledge sharing service providing server including a query data management unit that stores query data when the query data is transmitted from a first terminal of the first user and stores a query sharing request in association with the query data when the query sharing request is transmitted from a second terminal of the second user, and in the storing of the query sharing request, the query data management unit matches the query sharing request with the query data; and a query data providing unit that provides the query data matched with the query sharing request to a third terminal of a third user, where the third user is connected with the second user in the SNS platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Naver Corporation
    Inventors: Seok Ho Kang, Dong Hoi Kim, Sung Do Choi
  • Patent number: 10158606
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining, at a device, packet data descriptive of authorized traffic of a network. The method also includes generating, at the device, rule elements based on the packet data. The method further includes consolidating, at the device, the rule elements based on distance measures associated with the rule elements. The method also includes generating, at the device, firewall filter rules for the network based on the consolidated rule elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Karim M. El Defrawy, Pape M. Sylla
  • Patent number: 10158972
    Abstract: A method in a location service client node includes maintaining a database containing a listing of beacon radio node identifiers with their geographic locations. A received location request contains an identifier for a UE and an identifier for a beacon radio node. A geographic location of the UE is determined from the database using the geographic location of the identifier for the beacon radio nodes. A message is sent to a public safety system containing the identifier for the UE and the geographic location. Subsequent to sending the message to the public safety system, a received movement notification message contains the identifier for the beacon radio node and data indicating that the beacon radio node has been moved. Data in the database is set to prevent the geographic location of the beacon radio node from being subsequently used to determine the geographic location of a UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Lars Nord
  • Patent number: 10154390
    Abstract: To attempt to extend a providing service by allowing collection of various kinds of information and early restoration of a defective function in a disaster response infrastructure network, in a disaster information system, a disaster information management apparatus for collecting disaster information via a network includes a terminal information acquirer that acquires terminal information including the current position and identification information of a portable terminal, a need information generator that generates, from received disaster information, need information including information about a need which can be satisfied by the operation of an apparatus, and a request information generator that generates, based on the terminal information and the need information, request information for requesting the portable terminal existing within a range of a predetermined distance from the occurrence location of the need to operate the apparatus necessary for satisfying the need, and transmits the request informa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10148636
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for authenticating a user equipment device (UE) requesting services through a session border controller (SBC) are described. In some embodiments the SBC stores the challenge and response for a successfully authenticated UE and uses this information to authenticate the UE when the UE seeks access to a service, e.g., establishing a new TCP connection. In some other embodiments, in response to receiving an Invite request from a UE requesting service the SBC generates and sends a Registration request to an authentication entity on behalf of the UE to trigger an authentication process. If the UE is authenticated the SBC allows service access, e.g., allows a call to proceed, otherwise denies service to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sonus Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Tolga Asveren
  • Patent number: 10149163
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of device identity check at a central authorization entity in a core network for a wireless network and a method and apparatus of device identity check at a gateway in a core network for a wireless network are disclosed. The method of device identity check at the central authorization entity may include obtaining, in response to an authorization request from a terminal device via another access network, an identity of the terminal device, sending an identity check request containing the identity of the terminal device to an identity check entity, receiving a check response containing an identity check result for the identity of the terminal device from the identity check entity, and sending an authorization result for the terminal device based on the identity check result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ping Chen, Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 10149167
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securing access to a mobile device are disclosed. A method includes: synchronizing, by a first mobile computer device, with a remote mobile computer device; transmitting, by the first mobile computer device, a tone to a surface of an object; receiving, by the first mobile computer device, a compound resonance frequency from the object based on the transmitted tone; determining, by the first mobile computer device, the received compound resonance frequency conforms to a stored compound resonance frequency; unlocking, by the first mobile computer device, the first computer device based on the determining; and establishing, by the first mobile computer device, a group connection with the remote mobile computer device based on the unlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa M. W. Bradley, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10148443
    Abstract: The infrastructure according to the invention includes: a proprietary TOIP system including a call server connected to the network, integrating a certification module able to certify an IP telephone; an external certification architecture able to certify the certification module of the call server; an EAP-TLS authentication system including a RADIUS server and a directory server, the RADIUS server including a rule for verifying certificates consisting of verifying the entire certification chain formed by the certification of the IP telephone by the certification module of the call server and the certification of the certification module of the call server by the external certification architecture, the directory server including a user account for each IP telephone authorized to access the network and a match table associating a signature of the certificate of the corresponding IP telephone with each username of a user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Elodie Venezia
  • Patent number: 10149205
    Abstract: A method and system of bearer management signalling in a communication network comprising of transporting bearer resource request message of both the UE and RN via DeNB to managing entity of UE within EPC, as a signalling message over uplink channel referred to as “Union of Resource Request” (UR Request)' message. The bearer resource response message from one of the managing entity of UE or managing entities of UE and RN within EPC are transported as a signalling message to Evolved Packet Edge (EPE) via DeNB over the downlink channel referred to as “Independent Admission Response” (IA Response). This manages bearer setup signalling as a single loop, by transportation of “UR Request” signalling message over uplink and receiving one “IA Response” signalling message over downlink channels. EPE is a conglomeration of network nodes comprising of UEs, RNs and all other network nodes that communicate over EPC via DeNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TEJAS NETWORKS LTD.
    Inventors: Kumar Rohit, R C Sanil, Kumar M Vinod
  • Patent number: 10149155
    Abstract: Authentication method and corresponding software for a passenger of an aircraft of an airline, wherein a data processing apparatus of the airline generates flight-specific authentication data for the use of an on-board communication device, and the authentication data are transmitted to a portable passenger device of the passenger by means of a communication network. The authentication data allow the authentication of the passenger device by wirelessly transmitting the authentication data to the onboard communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LUFTHANSA TECHNIK AG
    Inventor: Frank Niss
  • Patent number: 10148670
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enhancing security by providing additional authentication factors. Prior to authentication, a user may enroll a device from which access to a service or application is authorized. During authentication, the authentication system may retrieve the location of the enrolled device and generate one or more questions that only a user in that location can answer. The user may additionally or alternatively enroll a movement signature with an authentication server as an authentication factor. The user may set a pattern for device movement. During authentication, the user moves the device in the pattern. The device then transmits the movement signature for authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited.
    Inventors: Shlomo Markel, Jacob Mendel
  • Patent number: 10149162
    Abstract: An encryption method based on a mobile terminal for a Bluetooth watch and the Bluetooth watch thereof are disclosed. The method includes: the Bluetooth watch establishing a communication connection with a mobile terminal; displaying, by a screen of the Bluetooth watch, an encrypted interface to prompt a user to enter an initial password; receiving the initial password from the user and storing the initial password in the Bluetooth watch; detecting whether the Bluetooth watch is removed by the user; hiding the instant notification message received from the mobile terminal, and displaying an unlock interface on the screen to prompt the user to enter an unlock password, when the Bluetooth watch is determined to be removed by the user; receiving the unlock password entered by the user at the unlock interface; and unlocking and displaying the instant notification message received from the mobile terminal, when the unlock password matches the encryption password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD
    Inventor: Peng Zeng
  • Patent number: 10142345
    Abstract: Provide is a device and a method for registering the device supporting home networking, by a server. The method includes receiving a registration request for the device from a user and determining whether the device was registered by the user. If the device has been registered, a re-registration authentication code is obtained based on an initial authentication code of the device, and registration of the device is mapped to the re-registration authentication code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Eun-Hui Bae, Se-Hoon Kim, Yun-Ho Park, Jeong-Il Seo
  • Patent number: 10142322
    Abstract: A network configuration having various network elements and user equipments configured to authenticate web access requests is disclosed. Upon receipt of web addresses from various subscribers, the web addresses such as online advertisements are stored in a memory. The network traffic in the communication network is monitored in accordance with the web addresses stored in the memory. After detecting a website assess request such as a click of an online advertisement, an authentication record which authenticates the origin of the network equipment issuing the request. The authentication record is forwarded to a subscription partner via a predefined messaging mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TELLABS, INC.
    Inventors: Santhosh Kumar Thodupunoori, Senthil Raja Velu, Sridharan Muthuswamy
  • Patent number: 10142452
    Abstract: A mobile terminal unlock method is provided. The method includes: obtaining a trigger signal for unlock, and generating a first password according to the trigger signal; generating a corresponding unlock signal according to a preset correspondence between the unlock signal and the first password and with reference to the first password, and sending the corresponding unlock signal; obtaining an unlock password that is obtained by means of parsing by a user according to the unlock signal; matching the unlock password with the first password; determining whether the unlock password is consistent with the first password; and if a determining result is yes, unlocking a password lock; or if a determining result is no, obtaining a trigger signal for unlock again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU ZHIJING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xiaojun Liu, Minsheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10130271
    Abstract: Traditional electrocardiography (ECG) and photo-plethysmography (PPG) based HR estimation require human skin contact which is not only user uncomfortable, but also infeasible when multiple user monitoring is required or extreme sensitive conditions is a prime concern as in the case of monitoring neonates, sleeping human and skin damaged patients. Temporal signals depicting the motion or color variations in the frames across time, are estimated from a Region of Interest using Eulerian or Lagrangian approaches. However, the Eulerian approach fails under improper illumination, inappropriate camera focus or human factors like skin color. Likewise, Lagrangian approach is highly time-consuming and may fail when few or less discriminatory features are available for tracking. The present disclosure provides a poorness measure that is indicative of when an approach fails and facilitates serial fusion of the two approaches. Switching to an appropriate approach results in accurate heart rate estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Puneet Gupta, Brojeshwar Bhowmick, Arpan Pal
  • Patent number: 10133450
    Abstract: A communications system is provided which comprises (a) a platform having a plurality of tenants associated therewith, wherein each tenant has a set of mobile communications devices associated with it which has a plurality of members, wherein each mobile communications device in the set maintains an open connection to a communications network and is equipped with a graphical user interface (GUI); and (b) for each of the plurality of tenants, a group of offers selected by the tenant which are displayed on the GUI of each member of the set of mobile communications devices associated with that tenant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Justin B. Meyer, Glenda J. Akers, Richard L. Schwartz, James Cesar Alfred Trotter, Catherine T. Callen
  • Patent number: 10136326
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securing access to a mobile device are disclosed. A method includes: synchronizing, by a first mobile computer device, with a remote mobile computer device; transmitting, by the first mobile computer device, a tone to a surface of an object; receiving, by the first mobile computer device, a compound resonance frequency from the object based on the transmitted tone; determining, by the first mobile computer device, the received compound resonance frequency conforms to a stored compound resonance frequency; unlocking, by the first mobile computer device, the first computer device based on the determining; and establishing, by the first mobile computer device, a group connection with the remote mobile computer device based on the unlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa M. W. Bradley, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10136315
    Abstract: A password-less authentication system is described herein. Also described are the devices used for such a system and the method and process implemented. The system employs asymmetric cryptography to enable users to log in to various systems or services on different platforms or computers by the aid of a mobile device. Users' credentials are kept privately in the mobile device, and not leaked to the network or any web service. In addition, the web service can verify users' authentication request by solely public information of users' credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Guang Gong, Xinxin Fan, Bo Zhu
  • Patent number: 10135783
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for network communication to be maintained during transfer of email data between two devices. In one aspect a method includes receiving a request via a network connection with a mobile device for email data, determining a network timeout value of the request from the mobile device, producing the email data in response to receiving the request, in parallel with the production of the email data and while the processing of the email data is incomplete, determining an interval less than the network timeout value of the request, and sending a portion of a response to the request over the network connection to the mobile device at the interval, completing the response to the mobile device over the network connection in response to completion of the production of the email data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Forcepoint LLC
    Inventors: Ramon Daniela, Mark Ostrer, Michael Stoler
  • Patent number: 10129925
    Abstract: Technology that allows PDN connections for a UE to be resumed efficiently after WLAN connectivity is lost and then regained are disclosed. A UE can have a multi-legged or multi-access packet-data-network (PDN) connection that is used to communicate with a WLAN and with an eNB. When WLAN connectivity is lost, the UE can send a WLAN-connectivity-loss communication to a PDN-GW via the eNB. A TWAG can also detect that the UE's WLAN connectivity has been lost and can send a suspension communication to the PDN-GW. The TWAG can also store PDN context information for the UE for a predefined period of time. When the UE regains WLAN connectivity, the UE can send a WLAN-link-control-protocol (WLCP) communication to the TWAG indicating that the UE wishes to resume one or more PDN connections that were previously suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Gupta, Alexandre Saso Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 10123202
    Abstract: A method is provided for using virtual subscriber identity modules (vSIMs) for client devices. A network device creates, in a memory, a user account for storing one or more vSIMs. The network device receives, from a user of the user account, a selection of network services to be associated with a vSIM. The network device initiates creation of a blockchain including a vSIM certificate for the network services, wherein the vSIM certificate includes an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI). The network device associates the vSIM certificate with the user account. The vSIM can be retrieved and used by any one of different devices associated with the user account or loaned to other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Patricia R. Chang, Fred Weisbrod, Corey J. Christopherson
  • Patent number: 10122574
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus comprises of a control module implemented in at least one of a memory or a processing device that is configured to receive, via a network and from a wireless access point or an access network node, a control packet defined based on a control protocol. The control packet is associated with at least one control function of the wireless access point or access network node. The control module is configured to determine a status of an access network node based on the control packet from the access network node. The control module is configured to send via the network, a response to the access network node based on the status of the access network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: James Murphy, Sandip Shah, Abhijit Choudhury, Pranay Pogde, Yung-Ching Tseng
  • Patent number: 10122421
    Abstract: A system of wearable or personal area devices includes a first earpiece and a second ear piece each of the first ear piece and the second ear piece comprising an ear piece housing, an induction circuit disposed within the ear piece housing for short range communications, and a radio transceiver disposed within the ear piece housing for radio communications. The induction circuit of the first ear piece and the induction circuit of the second ear piece are adapted for communication there between using high bandwidth audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BRAGI GmbH
    Inventors: Nikolaj Hviid, Eric Christian Hirsch
  • Patent number: 10122917
    Abstract: Techniques for entering an image-capture user interface from a locked mobile device and capturing an image while the mobile device is still in a locked state. In an example implementation, a mobile device at a lock-screen may detect a change in orientation of the mobile device from a portrait orientation to a landscape orientation. In response, the mobile device may display an image-capture UI. In some implementations, the image-capture UI may be overlaid over one or more elements of the lock-screen. Accordingly, the mobile device may provide visual notice to a user that the phone is still in a locked state while offering image capture functionality. In another implementation, the mobile device may provide another indication that the mobile device is still locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Robert Brauer, Sebastian Amorim