Privacy, Lock-out, Or Authentication Patents (Class 455/411)
  • Patent number: 10120948
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing notifications based on geofencing search results are provided. In particular, in response to a search query from a user, a plurality of search results can be determined. One or more physical search results having an associated geographic location can be determined from the plurality of search results. A geofencing search result can be generated for at least one of the physical search results. The geofencing search result can include data for establishing a geofence proximate to the geographic location by a user device associated with the user. Upon selection of the geofencing search result by the user, the geofence can be established by the user device. Upon detecting entry into the established geofence, the user device can provide one or more notifications associated with the geofence and/or the search query to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Russell Quong
  • Patent number: 10122705
    Abstract: Intelligent terminal equipment and information transmission method and system using the same are disclosed. The method includes that intelligent terminal equipment reads the local contact information, generates a signature to be an original signature which has a corresponding terminal identifier based on the local contact information, and transmits the original signature and the terminal identifier to the server for saving the original signature and the terminal identifier in the server. The method further includes that intelligent terminal equipment captures the information transmission request, accesses the original signature generated by the local contact information, and transmits a processing information to the server to compare with the saved signature in the server for an identification process, in which the processing information includes the terminal identifier, the transmission information and the original signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: Inventec Appliances (Pudong) Corporation, Inventec Appliances Corp., Inventec Appliances (Jiangning) Corporation
    Inventor: Jie-Cai Han
  • Patent number: 10117094
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying one or more rogue devices within a wireless communication network over a particular geographic location. A rogue base station detection system receives air interface transmissions from base stations belonging to a wireless communication network, as well as from one or more rogue base stations that do not belong to the network and are used for monitoring (e.g., hacking or eavesdropping) communication terminals communicating in the network. The system typically searches for signaling channels and converts the RF signal into GSM/UMTS messages including overcoming the different encryption methods used. The system than analyzes the received transmissions so as to identify suspicious transmissions that may be transmitted by the rogue base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Eithan Goldfarb
  • Patent number: 10114528
    Abstract: A interactor tool, method and/or computer program for changing the properties of a graphical object comprises: an edge property detector for identifying a property controlled by a moveable edge of a selected graphical object, wherein the property adjustment may be constrained if the movement of the edge is constrained by boundary conditions; and an additional graphical control that is created and displayed for the identified property and allows adjustment of the property based on user interaction of the additional graphical control, wherein the property is no longer constrained by the boundary conditions and graphical object edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pascale Dardailler, Marc Durocher, Damien A. F. Garbarino, Phillippe Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10116501
    Abstract: Inter-profile commissioning method and apparatus for a network The invention relates to a commissioning apparatus (130, 140) and method for configuring a joining node (150) of a first profile for operation in a network in accordance with a second profile, wherein the commissioning apparatus (130, 140) is arranged to emulate a commissioning process corresponding to the first profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bozena Erdmann, Teresa Zotti, Philip Anthony Jamieson
  • Patent number: 10117213
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein that facilitate attaching a mobile station to a target wireless network through a physical connection between the mobile station and a supporting wireless network. Uplink and downlink channels between the mobile station and the target wireless network tunnel through the supporting wireless network. The systems and methods described herein thereby enable a mobile station with a single transceiver to become simultaneously attached to multiple wireless networks. The systems and methods described herein further support the handover of a mobile station from a generic access component of a mobile network to a radio access component and the handover of a mobile station from a radio access component of a mobile network to a generic access component of the mobile network thus facilitating rapid transitions from one mobile network air interface to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Scott Bartlett
  • Patent number: 10116769
    Abstract: A uniform resource locator (URL) shortener relies on client-side support to embed links to websites into, for example, text messages, emails, tweets, or other forms of microblogging, and that provides additional capabilities. A method may include: recognizing a token indicator; recognizing a token in conjunction with the token indicator; selecting a template corresponding to the token indicator; and executing a process enabled according to the token and the template. Executing an enabled process may include one or more of: generating a URL; generating a URL that is itself a server-based URL shortener, in which the token indicator is substituted for the server-based URL shortener hostname to reduce the character count from that of the server-based URL shortener; displaying information from a destination website of the URL generated from the token and the template; or generating a URL according to a distinctive visual characteristic of the token indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Norihiro Edwin Aoki
  • Patent number: 10114968
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for proximity based content security. Aspects include receiving a request to access a secured data by a user device; accessing, by a processor, a security profile for the secured data; obtaining environmental data from one or more sensors related to the user device, wherein a type of the one or more sensors is determined by the security profile; and providing access to the secured data based upon a determination that the environmental data is in compliance with the security profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amol A. Dhondse, Anand Pikle, Laura I. Rusu, Gandhi Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 10111098
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a display unit to display a screen to set the mobile device in a security mode and a condition as a safe zone in the security mode, a user interface to receive a user input to activate the mobile device, and a control unit to selectively apply the security mode in response to the user input when a current condition is identical to the set condition, and a method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Seungman Kim
  • Patent number: 10111063
    Abstract: A method is provided for self-provisioning and personalization of a companion device. A primary user device receives, via an activation application for cellular service activation of a companion device, user input to initiate a cellular service activation process for the companion device. The primary user device establishes a local network connection with the companion device and receives from the companion device an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) identifier. The primary user device forwards, to a network device in a service provider network, the eUICC identifier along with an identifier for the primary user device. The primary user device receives, from the network device, an activation code for the eUICC and forwards to the companion device the activation code. The activation code automatically causes the companion device to initiate a profile download request for an eUICC to be included with a new line of service under a subscriber account associated with the primary user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Rashmi Naik, Sankar Shanmugam, Pradeep Bharthur Shanthraj, David J. Strumwasser, Tarun Verma, Denise Nicole Lyn-Shue, Charles A. Laney, Moorthy Sengottaiyan, Sudhin Vellooparambil Latheef, Seng Kin Liew, Thomas A. Warren
  • Patent number: 10108272
    Abstract: A system includes a wearable device including a gesture recognition module configured to detect a gesture using the gesture recognition module. A wireless device is configured to implement one or more functionality types. The wearable device can wirelessly detect the wireless device and obtain a code from the wireless device. The wearable device detects a gesture and in response, transmits the code to the wireless device to cause the wireless device to implement at least one of the one or more functionality types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Scott Patrick DeBates, Douglas Alfred Lautner
  • Patent number: 10108966
    Abstract: Systems and methods include an input interface that receives registration information including a contact number input into a mobile device of a user, a call interface that transmits a call signal to a call center system, wherein the call signal comprises the call signal contact number that placed a call associated with the call signal and a communication interface that transmits the registration information to a profile database that stores the registration information as a profile for authenticating the mobile device user and identifying information from the mobile device of the user during the call. The call center system includes a call authentication processor that retrieves the user profile, an authentication interface that receives the identifying information, and an authentication processor that compares the identifying information with the user profile, and routes the call on an authenticated call path if the identifying information at least partially matches the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher D. Martin
  • Patent number: 10104067
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a masked short message service in a wireless network are disclosed. For example, the method receives a message from a first endpoint device directed to a second endpoint device, wherein the message indicates that the message is a masked short message service message, and forwards the masked short message service message with a code towards the second endpoint device. In one example, the second endpoint device parses the message and executes instructions contained therein, e.g., for sending a regular SMS with content derived from masked SMS, making a call, playing music, finding location by invoking an API, sending a file or a picture and any other functions that the second endpoint device may be capable of doing. The masked short message service provides a method for remotely controlling a 2G/3G mobile device through a computer or another mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Abdi R. Modarressi
  • Patent number: 10104637
    Abstract: A method is provided for roaming management in a mobile radio unit, in the memory of which a plurality of different individually activatable identity profiles are stored. The identity profiles includes different options for the mobile radio unit to access different mobile radio networks. In the method, the suitability of a currently active identity profile is automatically verified according to predefined rules and taking into account the current position of the mobile radio unit, and a decision is made as to whether a switch to a currently inactive identity profile should be made. An estimated destination of the mobile radio unit is additionally taken into account when making a decision about switching profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Krauss, Robert Tafelmayer
  • Patent number: 10102063
    Abstract: A method for data transfer from a first computing device to a second computing device begins when the first computing device is paired with a transfer token module by the first computing device sending the data to the transfer token module. The method continues with the transfer token module encoding the data utilizing a dispersed storage error encoding function to produce a set of encoded data slices and sending the set of encoded data slices to a target destination. The method continues, when the second computing device is paired with the transfer token module, with the transfer token module retrieving the set of encoded data slices from the target destination and decoding the set of encoded data slices utilizing the dispersed storage error encoding function to recapture the data. The method continues with the second computing device storing the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary W. Grube, Timothy W. Markison, Greg Dhuse, Jason K. Resch, Ilya Volvovski, Wesley Leggette
  • Patent number: 10098134
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for controlling priority in device-to-device communications. A plurality of transmission resources are classified into resource index sets depending on indexes, and a priority given to a communication object to which a device communication is applied is determined. One resource index set is allocated to a device of the communication object depending on the priority of the communication object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Choongil Yeh, Young Jo Ko, Kyoung Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 10095634
    Abstract: Embodiments of a device and method are disclosed. In an embodiment, an IVN transceiver is disclosed. The IVN transceiver includes an IVN bus interface, a microcontroller communications interface, and a security module connected between the IVN bus interface and the microcontroller communications interface and configured to perform a security function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Vibhu Sharma
  • Patent number: 10091200
    Abstract: When an expanded application (AP) is installed, an information processing apparatus analyzes port control information relating to a unique port to be used by the expanded AP and edits policy setting items including existing policy setting items based on the port control information. Then, the information processing apparatus receives setting input via the edited policy setting items and generates setting information. The information processing apparatus applies a filtering rule to a firewall (FW) unit according to the setting information, whereby the security is maintained in the case where the expanded AP is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoki Tsuchitoi
  • Patent number: 10089451
    Abstract: Provided are electrocardiogram (ECG)-based authentication and training. An authentication method includes generating a feature vector of an ECG obtained from an entity or a person based on a dictionary, classifying the ECG through a classifier based on the feature vector, and performing authentication based on a classification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xuetao Feng, Chao Zhang, Chisung Bae, Jongae Park, Sang-joon Kim, Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 10088869
    Abstract: A host is arranged for providing a wireless docking environment having peripherals (250) for docking via a wireless link (230) with a dockee (220) for establishing a docking session for enabling the dockee to use the peripheral. The host is arranged for, at a first moment, storing docking configuration data which defines monitoring a peripheral on behalf of the dockee. The host monitors the selected peripheral to acquire monitor data in a period, in which period the dockee is not docked with the host. Later, when establishing a docking session at second moment, the host sets a docking configuration in dependence of the docking configuration data and makes available the monitor data. The dockee (220) is arranged for, when establishing the docking session, using the second docking configuration and accessing the monitor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILISP N.V.
    Inventors: Walter Dees, Vincentius Paulus Buil, Lucas Jacobus Franciscus Geurts, Mirjam Van Laarhoven
  • Patent number: 10083283
    Abstract: Methods and devices for distributing and receiving content are provided. In one example aspect, a method comprises: receiving a command on a first electronic device to output content at an output device associated with a second electronic device; and in response to receiving the command to output content at the output device associated with the second electronic device: providing content access information from the first electronic device to the second electronic device, and adjusting a security state on the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Steven Henry Fyke, Hans Mathias Lewin, David Ryan Walker
  • Patent number: 10084771
    Abstract: A mechanism for providing secure feature and key management in integrated circuits is described. An example method includes receiving, by a root authority system, data identifying a command that affects operation of an integrated circuit, singing, by the root authority system, the command using a root authority key to create a root signed block (RSB), and providing the RSB to a security manager of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Cryptography Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Carl Kocher, Benjamin Che-Ming Jun, Andrew John Leiserson
  • Patent number: 10084595
    Abstract: Facilitation of management and utilization of domain-specific anonymous customer references (ACRs) for protection of subscriber privacy across different domains is disclosed herein. In one aspect, on receiving user authorization, an ACR services (ACRS) component can generate an ACR that is to be inserted in a communication or message transmitted from a user equipment to an untrusted entity. The ACR can be generated based on address data associated with the untrusted entity and/or a unique subscriber identifier associated with the user equipment. As an example, the ACR creation component can generate the ACR based on a cryptographic hash, a static encryption key, and/or a dynamic encryption key. If the ACR is forwarded to a trusted entity, the trusted entity can calculate the unique subscriber identifier based on evaluating the ACR and/or exchange the ACR for the unique subscriber identifier via a secure communication with the ACRS component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Shahram Mohajeri, Bryan L. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10085151
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a display unit to display a screen to set the mobile device in a security mode and an external network connection and an area condition as a safe zone in the security mode, a user interface to receive a user input to activate the mobile device, and a control unit to selectively apply the security mode according to whether the mobile device communicates the external network and whether the mobile device is in the area condition, and a method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Seungman Kim
  • Patent number: 10084904
    Abstract: A companion device (e.g., smart phone) and an accessory device (e.g., wearable device) may be configured to communicate messages to each other to flexibly share information, such as emails, text messages, calendar notifications, and media library items. This communication may occur through a direct connection (e.g., Bluetooth) and when the devices are connected to a common Wi-Fi access point. When these direct and common infrastructure connections are not available, the devices may communicate messages between them using a cloud server. This cloud server message communication may advantageously enable the companion device and the accessory device to share messages even when they are physically distant from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre J. De Filippis, Nicholas J. Circosta, Daniel B. Pollack
  • Patent number: 10079928
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for authenticating a second terminal based on information sensed by a first terminal. Responsive to receiving an authentication request, a first output request is sent to a second terminal instructing the second terminal to generate information able to be sensed by a sensor in a first terminal. An authentication of the authentication request is performed based on a condition that the sensor in the first terminal has sensed the information generated by the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hockings, Philip A. J. Nye, Tadashi Tsumura
  • Patent number: 10074366
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device that leads the user to a state of being able to utter with a voice that is easy to voice-recognize in performing voice input, the information processing device including a processing unit configured to acquire a text content as an analysis result of an inputted voice and cause a display unit to display the text content. The processing unit acquires a first text content obtained by receiving and analyzing a first voice input and causes the display unit to display the first text content, acquires a second text content as an analysis result of a second voice input received in a state where the first text content is displayed and causes the display unit to display the second text content, and settles the second text content as an input text in accordance with an operation by a user or a prescribed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Kawano
  • Patent number: 10075840
    Abstract: A device is disclosed. The device includes a communication unit configured to transmit a subscription request to a primary subscriber device and receive a provisioning profile in response to the subscription request and a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) configured to be provisioned based on the received provisioning profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Howard Peter Benn
  • Patent number: 10075821
    Abstract: There are provided measures for subscriber group based cell broadcast. Such measures exemplarily comprise receiving a broadcast service message, said broadcast service message comprising at least first information indicative of a target subscriber group, and second information relating to network selection, comparing said first information with a preconfigured identifier indicative of an own subscriber group membership, and processing said broadcast service message based on a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventor: Jari Pekka Mustajarvi
  • Patent number: 10073959
    Abstract: A method for securely authenticating users of a device which uses pairings of a verbal passphrase and user interactions. The user interactions may be finger position on an interface of the device, number of taps on the interface of the device, or touching of the interface in a predefined area. Alternatively, the user can provide a verbal passphrase with inflection points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Diego Xirinachs Jimenez, Andrea del Pilar Macias Garcia, Stephen J. McConnell, Piotr Pierga, Stacey Ramos
  • Patent number: 10069825
    Abstract: A method of generating an identifier for an electronic device, wherein the electronic device includes a processor and a memory. The memory is communicatively coupled to the processor and includes a plurality of memory locations. The method includes identifying a target memory segment. The target memory segment includes a subset of the plurality of the memory locations. The method further includes accessing, by an access procedure, the target memory segment. One or more execution behavioral properties associated with the execution of the access procedure are monitored. A device identifier is generated based on the one or more execution behavioral properties. A computer-implemented method for authenticating the device identifier of an electronic device is also disclosed. Computer systems and computer program products corresponding to the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur, Matthew F. Rutkowski
  • Patent number: 10070288
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for dynamically switching a mobile network, including: sending, by a subscription manager SM, a mobile network switch message to a first mobile network, where the mobile network switch message is used to indicate that user equipment UE needs network switching; receiving, by the SM, a notification signaling message from the first mobile network, where the notification signaling message is used to notify the SM that the UE connects to the first mobile network; and sending, by the SM, the mobile network switch message to the UE by using the first mobile network, so as to instruct the UE to switch to a second mobile network. The present invention further discloses a subscription manager and user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yijun Yu
  • Patent number: 10068227
    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: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Tellabs Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Santhosh Kumar Thodupunoori, Senthil Raja Velu, Sridharan Muthuswamy
  • Patent number: 10061788
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing data in an application platform. The method may include receiving at runtime a request for data about contributors to at least one document. Data may be determined for a set of contributors to the at least one document. The data for the set of contributors may be transformed based on at least one transformation rule. The transformed data for the set of contributors may be communicated in response to the request. The request may include context data indicating one or more of a user of a computing device, a user session of the computing device, a currently active application on the computing device, and an active screen of the computing device. The determining the data may include identifying, using at least some of the context data, a document associated with the currently active application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Bare Said, Peter Eberlein
  • Patent number: 10063566
    Abstract: A method for managing a private wireless network includes a processor that generates the private wireless network within a part of a coverage area of a local wireless network, the local wireless network established as overlay to a part of an existing wireless network; detects wireless devices within the part of the coverage area; locks each of the detected wireless devices to the processor; establishes an identity of each locked wireless device; allows a first class of identified wireless devices access to the private wireless network; and denies a second class of identified wireless devices access to the private wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Tecore, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Salkini, Thomas Joseph, III, Youssef Dergham
  • Patent number: 10064000
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and storage medium for acquiring terminal information are provided. The method includes: detecting a state of a first terminal; and communicating with a server via a virtual identity module to enable the server to acquire information from the first terminal in response to the detected state indicating that the first terminal is lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daokuan Liu, Chunhe Yang, Shuai Liu, Xinyan Xing, Yao Tang
  • Patent number: 10063371
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, a method of transmitting data in a device to device communication system is provided. The method includes determining whether a security feature is applied to one or more packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) data units, configuring the one or more PDCP data units based on the determined result, and transmitting the one or more PDCP data units to one or more receiving user equipments (UEs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anil Agiwal, Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Young-Bin Chang
  • Patent number: 10064116
    Abstract: A method, a system and a device for maintaining user service continuity are provided in an embodiment of the present invention. The method includes prohibiting a UE from accessing a forbidden network before handover is complete when the UE needs to perform network handover if the UE adopts a SIM access technology, thus avoiding service interruption of a SIM user due to access to an incorrect network. A system and a device for maintaining user service continuity are provided in an embodiment of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanmei Yang, Xiaojun Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10057053
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for performing key agreement operations in a communication system are described. In some aspects, a wireless network operator receives a mobile device identifier and accesses a secret key associated with the mobile device. A message authentication code function is evaluated based on the secret key to produce an output value. A session key and a challenge value are obtained based on the output value. In some aspects, a mobile device accesses a secret key in response to receiving the challenge value from the wireless network operator. A message authentication code function is evaluated based on the secret key to produce an output value. A response value and a session key are obtained based on the output value. The response value is transmitted to the wireless network operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Certicom Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew John Campagna, Daniel Richard L. Brown, Nevine Maurice Nassif Ebeid
  • Patent number: 10055635
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide an array substrate, a method for driving the array substrate, a display panel and a display apparatus. The array substrate comprises: a plurality of repetition units each comprising a plurality of sub-pixels, one of the plurality of sub-pixels having a palm print recognition unit, each sub-pixel having a display unit connected to a first scan line and a data line and configured to be turned on or off under control of the first scan line, a data signal being inputted to the display unit from the data line while the display unit is on; and a touch control electrode connected to a touch control electrode line and configured to identify a touch control position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingming Liu, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Xiaochuan Chen, Weijie Zhao, Changfeng Li, Xiaoliang Ding, Shengji Yang, Hongjuan Liu, Lei Wang, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10052560
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing recommendations of online games to friends of social network are described. A method for processing recommendations includes identifying a gaming session of a user on an online game provider network, accessing a use profile of the user for the online games of the online game provider network, and accessing a social graph of the user to identify friends of the user and respective friend profiles from the social network. The method further includes producing a recommendation of an online game. The recommendation includes an identification of a target friend of the user and is being provided by examination of the use profile of the user and friend profiles in the social graph. The method includes providing the recommendation to the user. The recommendation also includes an offer incentive to the user to share the recommendation with the target friend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhir Kumar Rama Rao, Ara Nicholas Yessayan, Paul David Bettner, David Bettner, Paolo Malabuyo, Benjamin F. Gregorski, Michael Chow, Yie Lyn Choo
  • Patent number: 10057232
    Abstract: A first network device of a first communication network obtains a challenge, generates a first PFS parameter, obtains a first verification code for the first PFS parameter, and sends the challenge, the first PFS parameter and the first verification code to a communication device, which in turn receives the challenge, the first PFS parameter and the first verification code, forwards the challenge or a derivative thereof to an identity module, receives at least one result parameter as response from the identity module, determines, based on the result parameter, whether the first PFS parameter is authentic, and if the determination is positive generates and sends the second PFS parameter to the first network device, which in turn verifies the second PFS parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mats Näslund, Bengt Sahlin, Karl Norrman, Jari Arkko
  • Patent number: 10057260
    Abstract: A method of generating an identifier for an electronic device, wherein the electronic device includes a processor and a memory. The memory is communicatively coupled to the processor and includes a plurality of memory locations. The method includes identifying a target memory segment. The target memory segment includes a subset of the plurality of the memory locations. The method further includes accessing, by an access procedure, the target memory segment. One or more execution behavioral properties associated with the execution of the access procedure are monitored. A device identifier is generated based on the one or more execution behavioral properties. A computer-implemented method for authenticating the device identifier of an electronic device is also disclosed. Computer systems and computer program products corresponding to the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur, Matthew F. Rutkowski
  • Patent number: 10050657
    Abstract: A method pairs a mobile communications device card with a mobile device responsive to an actuation of the mobile device. The mobile communications device card determines if the mobile device has Bearer Independent Protocol (BIP) capability responsive to a downloaded mobile device profile. An over-the-air inquiry to a network providing wireless services to the mobile device requests an approval of an association of the mobile communications device card with the mobile device if the mobile device has BIP capability. The mobile communications device card determines if the mobile device profile is associated with a same service provider that is identified by the mobile communications device card responsive to a determination the mobile device does not have BIP capability or responsive to determining that a first identifier associated with a mobile device and a second identifier associated with the mobile communications device card do not match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Mesut Guven
  • Patent number: 10050960
    Abstract: A method of adding a user account to an unassociated device may include detecting, by an associated device that is associated with a user account, an audio signal broadcast by an unassociated device that is not associated with the user account, where the audio signal includes a token. The method may include sending the token to a computing device associated with a service provider of the user account, receiving, by the associated device, a command, determining that the received command is an authorization command, and in response to determining that the received command is an authorization command, sending one or more authorization instructions to the computing device. The one or more authorization instructions may instruct the computing device to send one or more credentials associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alexei Czeskis, Dirk Balfanz
  • Patent number: 10051554
    Abstract: Provided is a method of active scanning and associating based on configuration information, which can enable quick search for an access point (AP) and quick connection with a desired AP. The method includes transmitting, to an AP, a probe request frame including revision information of a current configuration, and receiving, from the AP, a probe response frame including the current configuration's revision information and/or updated configuration if any change has been occurred in a configuration designated by the prior revision information. Accordingly, when there are a plurality of terminals and APs, radio channel use efficiency can be improved by reducing the number and the length of unnecessary probe request frames and probe response frames to search for the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: KT Corporation
    Inventors: Yang Seok Jeong, Joo Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10050879
    Abstract: Techniques for smart data routing are described. A system may include a storage module configured to store network conditions for a plurality of networks and locations and a server device. The server device may be configured to determine network conditions for each of a plurality of networks and locations based upon detected usage of at least one mobile application being accessed via each of the plurality of networks and in each of the locations. Determined network conditions may be stored at the storage module. The server may be further configured to receive a request for a communication from a client device. Based upon at least the determined network conditions, the server may be configured to determine routing information for the communication. Once determined, the server may be configured to provide the routing information for the communication to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Yael Maguire, Damian Kowalewski, Giovanni Coglitore, Aaron Samuel Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10051112
    Abstract: A system for secure user authentication of a mobile electronic device includes a touch-based user interface of the mobile electronic device, a processor, and a computer-readable storage medium. The system presents a graphical user interface comprising a target location represented by a graphical indication, and receives an authentication code comprising a sequence of taps. The system determines input positional data associated with the authentication code that indicates a location on the touch-based user interface where the sequence of taps is received. The system determines whether to permit a user of the mobile electronic device to access a function of the mobile electronic device based at least in part on whether the input positional data is consistent with previous input received from the user of the mobile electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yipeng Yun, Kaiwen Gu
  • Patent number: 10051464
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for managing processing of electronic Subscriber Identity Modules (eSIM) data at a mobile device are disclosed. An eSIM management entity of an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) in the mobile device obtains an encrypted eSIM package, decrypts the eSIM package to obtain eSIM contents formatted generically and not specifically tailored to requirements of the eUICC. In some embodiments, the eSIM contents are formatted based on an abstract syntax notation (ASN) distinguished encoding rules (DER) format. The eSIM management entity parses the formatted eSIM contents to retrieve individual eSIM components and installs each eSIM component for the eSIM in an eSIM security domain on the eUICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiangying Yang, Li Li, Arun G. Mathias
  • Patent number: 10045355
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a first user device, a request to access a first resource associated with the device. The first user device may be associated with a closed subscriber group. The device may determine that a congestion level, associated with the device, satisfies a threshold value. The device may identify a second user device that has been allocated a second resource associated with the device. The second user device may not be associated with the closed subscriber group. The device may enable the first user device to preempt the second user device. The device may remove, for the second user device, access to the second resource based on enabling the first user device to preempt the second user device and based on the second user device not being associated with the closed subscriber group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Saghir, Said Hanbaly, Syed Faraz Iqbal