Credential Usage Patents (Class 726/19)
  • Patent number: 10289468
    Abstract: Technology for identifying virtual computing instance issues is described. An operating information report of a virtual computing instance may be parsed to obtain a diagnostic result. The diagnostic result may be compared against a data store of known computing instance issues to determine whether there is an issue for the virtual computing instance. The issue may be flagged when identified and provided for resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Andrew Douglas, Heath David Petty, Troy Dalton Emmerson
  • Patent number: 10284565
    Abstract: A security verification method is provided. The method includes receiving a security verification request from a terminal device, sending verification information to the terminal device in response to the security verification request, and receiving first converted verification information from the terminal device. The first converted verification information may be generated by converting the verification information according to a preset verification rule. The method may further include determining whether the first converted verification information matches with second converted verification information. The second converted verification information may be generated by converting the verification information according to the preset verification rule. The method may further include determining that a user associated with the terminal device passes security verification if the first converted verification information matches with the second converted verification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Yanping Wu
  • Patent number: 10263972
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for authenticating by labeling are provided herein. A method includes identifying each of one or more graphical-based input elements to be associated with a computing device in response to user activity in connection with the computing device; identifying each of one or more graphical-based labels to be assigned to the one or more graphical-based input elements; displaying (i) the one or more graphical-based input elements and (ii) the one or more graphical-based labels via an interface of the computing device; generating a prompt via the computing device interface; and processing input cryptographic information entered via the computing device interface in response to the prompt against (i) the one or more graphical-based input elements and (ii) the one or more graphical-based labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kevin D. Bowers, Salah Machani, Dennis Moreau, Todd A. Morneau, Deepak Pushpakar, Samir Saklikar, Nikolaos Triandopoulos
  • Patent number: 10223514
    Abstract: A method for improving unlocking speed and a mobile terminal are provided. The method is applicable to the mobile terminal in a screen-off state and includes the follows. An operation of entering an unlocking password by a user is received. Match the unlocking password entered and a preset password. A display screen of the mobile terminal is unlocked and lit up, at least after a successful match. The display screen of the mobile terminal is lit up by invoking light sensation data and color temperature data used when the display screen of the mobile terminal was lit up last time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiping Zhang, Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10210335
    Abstract: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to actively modify execution at runtime of an application under test (AUT). The AUT is executed using a real-time modifier. A security test is performed on the AUT. Execution of the AUT is modified at a decision point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Entit Software LLC
    Inventors: Matias Madou, Kirill Mendelev, Sam Ng Ming Sum
  • Patent number: 10211990
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data within a vehicle includes: storing two copies of a data message; constructing at an electronic control unit (ECU) a serial bus message that includes one copy of the data message and a message authentication code (MAC) created using a secret key stored at the ECU, a MAC algorithm, and a different copy of the data message; transmitting the serial bus message to a receiving ECU over a vehicle bus; authenticating the serial bus message at the receiving ECU using a copy of the key stored at the receiving ECU by creating a copy of the MAC from the data message included in the serial bus message and the copy of the key; comparing the MAC from the serial bus message with the copy of the MAC created at the receiving ECU; and rejecting or accepting the data message based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: David M. Nairn, Thomas M. Forest, Padma Sundaram, Mohammed Abdulla Yousuf
  • Patent number: 10210319
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a touch screen configured to display screen information; and a controller configured to in response to a preset touch applied to the touch screen, move the screen information on the touch screen along a touch direction of the preset touch so as to sequentially display additional screen information on the touch screen, and display guide information on the touch screen for performing an authentication process to view secured information corresponding to the screen information when a last portion of the screen information is displayed in response to the preset touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jumin Chi, Eunhye Kim
  • Patent number: 10178707
    Abstract: A communications system and method of operation thereof. The communications system includes a communication network, a plurality of subscriber units and accessories, and a communications server. Each of the plurality of accessories are associated with and linked to one of the of subscriber units by a wireless connection. The communications server communicates with the plurality of subscriber units via the communication network, and is configured to obtain and maintain a plurality of data on each of the plurality of subscriber units, and generate a backup list identifying secondary subscriber units to which each of the plurality of accessories can link. Upon detecting a condition where communication drops below a desired level of service, the communication server is configured to identify a secondary subscriber unit from the first accessory's backup list and instruct the secondary subscriber unit to link with the first accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yong Tian, Da-jun Chen, Xun Fei, Dong Zhao, Kang-Kai Zhao
  • Patent number: 10168777
    Abstract: A display control method and a terminal device are provided. The display control method is applied to a terminal device having a transmissive liquid crystal display (LCD), and a backlight side of the transmissive LCD has a mechanical structure. The method includes detecting an operating status of the terminal device, turning off the transmissive LCD of the terminal device when the terminal device is in a standby state, and controlling the transmissive LCD to be in a transparent state to display the mechanical structure on the backlight side of the transmissive LCD. Hence, the method reduces power consumption of the terminal device and retains a watch function of displaying time by the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jieke Shi, Lin Yu, Chien-Nan Lin
  • Patent number: 10170135
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for technology to perform gait detection and identification. The system includes a pre-processing pipeline to process audio input data from one or more microphones to combine and strengthen an audio gait signal. The pre-processing pipeline is coupled to a gait detector to detect the sound of one or more footsteps from the audio gait signal. The system also includes a person evaluator (e.g., identifier/verifier) to identify the person associated with the one or more footsteps using a set of trained footstep identification (ID) classifiers. Each trained footstep ID classifier is mapped to the gait of a specific person in the home based on a particular combination of person, footwear, and floor surface within the home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David Pearce, Adam Kupryjanow, Gokcen Cilingir, Suhel Jaber, Paulo Lopez Meyer
  • Patent number: 10164975
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authentication via camera are provided. In example embodiments, an authentication server transmits, to a mobile device, an identity verification image. The authentication server receives, from a computing device, a scanned image, wherein the computing device is different from the mobile device. The authentication server determines whether the scanned image includes data from the identity verification image. The authentication server transits, to a web server accessed by the computing device, an indication that a user's identity has been verified upon determining that the scanned image includes the data from the identity verification image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Daniel Son, Matthew Koontz
  • Patent number: 10164848
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a testing feature for computer programs may be provided. In some examples, seed input information and a network service identifier may be received from a user. A programmatic interface schema associated with the network service identifier may be parsed for metadata. In some examples, the metadata may include parameter information associated with the programmatic interface schema. Input information for a network service associated with the network service identifier may be determined based at least in part on the metadata and the seed input information. The seed input information may include a plurality of input permutations for an interface element of the programmatic interface schema. In some examples, the interface element utilizing the input information may be invoked to generate result information. The result information may indicate functionality of the interface element of the network service with an input permutation of the plurality of input permutations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaozheng Chen, Dhammika Deshapriya Weerasundara, Stella-Maris Goette Jacoby, Pedro De Jesus Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10149161
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a device and method for performing authentication using biometric data in an electronic device. The electronic device can include a memory for storing biometric authentication information about one or more external electronic devices and one or more identification information corresponding to each of the one or more external electronic devices, the one or more external electronic devices including sensors configured to acquire biometric data corresponding to the biometric authentication information, and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wooyoung Choi, Hakjoo Kim, Sangho Park, Yong-Jun Park, Gwiho Lee, Ho-Dong Jwa
  • Patent number: 10146959
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a display unit that displays a window that controls an application program, an operation unit that receives a user's operation to the window, an imaging unit that captures an image of a range where the user can view the display unit and operate the operation unit, a recognition unit that recognizes users within the image, an authority information management unit that manages authority information in which the application program is associated with an authorized user of the application program, and a window management unit that makes the application program execute a process according to operation content of the operation unit when the user's operation is received in the operation unit and the window is operated and the user coincides with the authorized user of the application program of the window, on the basis of the authority information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotake Ichikawa, Tsuyoshi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10135859
    Abstract: Creating security enclaves includes determining one or more parameters of one or more applications and one or more services operating in the network. An optimal number of clusters for grouping the one or more applications and the one or more services is determined based on the one or more parameters. Then, the one or more applications and the one or more services are grouped into the clusters and one or more security enclaves are applied to each of the clusters so as to maximize operational security of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark-David McLaughlin, Rajidi P. Reddy, Omar Santos
  • Patent number: 10135819
    Abstract: A wearable device is used to authenticate a user into a user account at a user device of the user. In particular, the wearable device may include a sensor configured to detect a body chemistry of the user. The wearable device may send a signal, such as a short range wireless signal, Bluetooth Low Energy or the like, to the user device to communicate the detected body chemistry to the user device. The user device may authenticate the user based on the body chemistry condition detected at the wearable device. In an embodiment, the wearable device may include an olfactory sensor configured to detect certain smell or scent of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Keith Tijerina, Abraham Doris-Down, Matthew Alexander Wilczynski, Miguel Angel Escobedo
  • Patent number: 10110587
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for delegating permissions to enable account access. The systems utilize a delegation profile that can be created within a secured account of at least one user. The delegation profile includes a name, a validation policy that specifies principals which may be external to the account and which are permitted to assume the delegation profile, and an authorization policy that indicates the permitted actions within the account for those principals which are acting within the delegation profile. Once the delegation profile is created, it can be provided to external principals or services. These external principals or services can use the delegation profile to obtain credentials for performing various actions in the account using the credentials of the delegation profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory B. Roth, Nathan R. Fitch, Kevin Ross O'Neill, Graeme D. Baer, Bradley Jeffery Behm, Brian Irl Pratt
  • Patent number: 10079826
    Abstract: User identities, password, etc. represent the barrier between a user's confidential data and any other third party seeking to access this data. As multiple software applications, web applications, web services, etc. embody this confidential data it is a tradeoff between easy recollection of said identities, passwords, etc. and data security. Generally for most users the balance is too far to convenience and ease of recollection such that the probability of third party illegally accessing the confidential data increases. Accordingly, it would be beneficial for users as well as organizations providing/controlling access to systems, resources, and data to be provided with an automatic means of entering password and/or security credential information without the user, for example, selecting the password, knowing the password, having access to the password, or entering the password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: BluInk Ltd.
    Inventor: Laurence Hamid
  • Patent number: 10075616
    Abstract: A wearable computer includes: a first storage that permanently stores a first characteristic therein, the first characteristic representing a physical characteristic of an owner of the wearable computer; an obtaining portion that obtains a second characteristic, the second characteristic representing a physical characteristic of a user who wears the wearable computer; a determination portion that determines whether the user is the owner based on the first characteristic and the second characteristic; a first request portion that requests, when the user is determined to be the owner, to allow the user to log into another device; a second storage that temporarily stores the second characteristic therein; and a second request portion that requests, when the user is not determined to be the owner, to allow the user to log into that another device by sending the second characteristic stored in the second storage portion to that another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Akemi Morita
  • Patent number: 10068086
    Abstract: A system and method for automatic password recovery for one or more web services comprising: obtaining user registration data and a request password restoration, determining a first security question associated with a first complexity factor, causing the first security question to be asked to the user, obtaining the first user's answer and assigning a first weighting factor thereto, the first weighting factor depending on the first complexity factor determining a second security question associated with a second complexity factor, causing the second security question to be asked to the user, obtaining the second user's answer and assigning a second weighting factor thereto, the second assigned weighting factor depending on the second complexity factor, adding up the first weighting factor and the second weighting factor, if the sum exceeds a given threshold, automatically restoring the password and if the sum is below the given threshold, denying automatic password restoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Andreeva, Alexey Andreevich Goncharov, Aleksandra Arsenyevna Epifanovskaia, Ilya Gennadievich Levinson, Yury Alekseyevich Leonychev
  • Patent number: 10063381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a security token for certificate authentication and a driving method thereof. The security token for certificate authentication, according to the present invention, comprises a security chip comprising: a key pair generation module for generating a pair of a private key and a public key for an authentication certificate; a digital signature module for generating a digital signature on the basis of the authentication certificate; an internal memory for storing the authentication certificate, the private and the public key; a near field communication (NFC) module for performing NFC with a wireless terminal; and a controller for controlling the key pair generation module, the digital signature module, the internal memory, and the NFC module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: KEYPAIR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung-Youp Lee
  • Patent number: 10055977
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wearable control device for controlling a controlled appliance, wherein the wearable control device comprises a biological information input unit for receiving input biological information, a processing unit for determining whether the input biological information is registered biological information and generating a control signal based on said input biological information only when the input biological information is the registered biological information, and a first communication unit for communicating the control signal to the controlled appliance and for receiving a response signal from the controlled appliance. The present invention further provides a control system for controlling the controlled appliance and a corresponding control method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Yi Wang, Jie Yu, Xiaoguang Zhao, Rongbao Nie
  • Patent number: 10050775
    Abstract: A second set including a plurality of elements a5(1), . . . , a5(N) or a concealed text of the second set is obtained, where the second set is obtained by setting a replication source element a(f(h)) included in a first set to an element a(f(h))?a(f(h?1)) and setting elements other than the replication source in the first set to zero with respect to h=2, . . . , M. An additive inverse of a replication source element a(f(h?1)) of which the order is before the replication source element a(f(h)) and is the closest to the replication source element a(f(h)) is ?a(f(h?1)). The second set or the concealed text of the second set is used to obtain a third set or a concealed text of the third set. The third set is a set including a first element b(1)=a5(1) and i=2, . . . , Nth element b(i)=b(i?1)+a5(i).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koki Hamada, Dai Ikarashi, Koji Chida
  • Patent number: 10045215
    Abstract: A system and method for securely storing, retrieving and sharing data using PCs and mobile devices and for controlling and tracking the movement of data to and from a variety of computing and storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: QuickVault, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven V. Bacastow
  • Patent number: 10043012
    Abstract: A method of correlating a static application security testing (SAST) finding and a dynamic application security testing (DAST) finding for an application having a file system with code files containing at least one artifact, which application has an application framework that may be classified as having either a direct framework or an indirect framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Denim Group, Ltd
    Inventors: Dan Cornell, Mac Collins
  • Patent number: 10037781
    Abstract: A docking assembly serves as an interface between (1) a portable digital media storage and playback (PDMSP) device, and (2) a media reproduction system. A remote controller preferably controls the docking assembly and PDMSP device, which may receive electric charge from the assembly. Media reproduction systems may reproduce audio and video signals in user-perceptible form. Telephonic relay capability is further provided between a telephonic PDMSP playback device and a telephonic remote controller by way of a telephone rebroadcast receiver associated with the docking assembly. Methods for downloading digital media files, and for creating or modifying playlists with a remotely controllable docking assembly adapted to provide a television-compatible video output signal, are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jeff Grady, Garey De Angelis, Andrew Green, Vincent K. Gustafson
  • Patent number: 10025938
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to software that provides fine-grained user control over when and how a software-based privacy filter is used to reduce clarity and/or visibility associated with content rendered on a display screen. For example, according to various aspects, the software may have access to the display screen and various other components that can be used to detect and/or track a current context associated with information displayed on the screen. As such, based on the current context, the software may determine an area displayed on a screen having current interest to one or more authorized users and activate a software-based privacy filter configured to reduce the clarity and/or visibility associated with information displayed on the screen outside the area having the current interest to the one or more authorized users as needed (e.g., based on a sensitivity level associated with the displayed information, sensor-based inputs indicating a sensitive context, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Govindarajan Krishnamurthi
  • Patent number: 10021569
    Abstract: An electronic device and theme applying method thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a user authentication module configured to acquire user authentication information, a display configured to output a page, a memory configured to store at least one theme data applicable to the page, and a processor configured to apply theme data, corresponding to the acquired user authentication information, to the output page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Seok Joo, Yu Jeong Jeon, Young Bum Lee, Eun Ha Choi, Ki Tae Lee, Yo Han Lee, In Ji Jin
  • Patent number: 10013540
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor and memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to receive input from at least one electromyograph, and based at least in part on the input, determine whether a user is authorized to manipulate the device to execute at least one function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod David Waltermann, Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J. Peterson, Arnold S. Weksler, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 10003971
    Abstract: Techniques for obtaining compartmentalized authenticated access to a feature on an electronic mobile device comprising a camera are presented. The techniques may include obtaining data representing a printable authentication pattern, wherein the printable authentication pattern encodes access information, storing in electronic persistent memory the access information in association with data representing the feature, receiving, at the mobile telephone, a user request to access the feature, capturing, using a camera of the mobile device, an image of an input pattern printed on to a substrate, decoding the input pattern to obtain captured information, determining, by retrieving the access information, that the captured information matches the access information, and providing access to the feature on the mobile device as a consequence of at least the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Aaron Dale Sanders
  • Patent number: 9984274
    Abstract: A capacitive fingerprint sensing device and method therein for noise detection are disclosed. The capacitive fingerprint sensing device comprises a plurality of sensing elements, each comprising a sensing structure and configured to sense a capacitive coupling between the sensing structure and a finger. The fingerprint sensing device further comprises sensing circuitry and timing circuitry configured to control a timing of a drive signal. The fingerprint sensing device is controllable to operate in a noise-detection mode and in a fingerprint mode. In the noise-detection mode, the fingerprint sensing device is configured to control the timing circuitry such that no drive signal is provided. The fingerprint sensing device senses a capacitive coupling between the finger and at least one sensing structure and provides a sensing signal indicative of the capacitive coupling between the finger and the sensing structures by means of said sensing circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Fingerprint Cards AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Ramberg, Hans Thörnblom
  • Patent number: 9979706
    Abstract: An encryption method for data includes acquiring data to be encrypted and user information set relevant to the encryption, sending a key acquisition instruction to a terminal corresponding to the user information, receiving a key returned from the terminal corresponding to the user information, encrypting the data to be encrypted by using the key, and transmitting encrypted data to the terminal corresponding to the user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Haiping Zhang, Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 9959399
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses may provide a mobile device with the ability to locally detect fraudulent activity by an unauthorized user. A mobile device may include a fraud detection module that may build a historical usage pattern of a user of the mobile device. The fraud detection module may monitor usage of the mobile device for multiple parameters and record events pertaining to the parameters. Periodically or in response to each event, the fraud detection module may compute a current usage pattern using each of the current parameter values. The fraud detection module may compare the current usage pattern with the historical usage pattern and may use the comparison result to compute a confidence score. The fraud detection module may then compare the confidence score with a preset confidence score to determine whether fraudulent activity is occurring at the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jiawen Su
  • Patent number: 9935772
    Abstract: A system and method for servicing secure data object management aware applications using a cloud-based host environment and a local secure container. The cloud-based host environment creates a controlled digital object from a master digital object, and activates a tether associated with the controlled digital object. The tether includes an access permission, and optionally an operation permission (e.g., view, delete, store, edit, and copy) and a command (e.g., timeout, destroy). The controlled digital object is stored to an isolated storage of the secure container. The tether contents control access and manipulation of the controlled digital object. Certain conditions (e.g., timeout period reached, anomalous data access pattern detected), cause the controlled digital object to be destroyed and/or the tether to be inactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Vijay K Madisetti, Arshdeep Bahga, Michael Richter
  • Patent number: 9918042
    Abstract: A technique performs electronic conferencing operations. The technique involves electronically conveying video of a local environment from local conferencing equipment (e.g., a local electronic portal) to remote conferencing equipment (e.g., a remote electronic portal) while electronically muting audio of the local environment. The technique further involves, while the video of the local environment is electronically conveyed from the local conferencing equipment to the remote conferencing equipment and while the audio of the local environment is electronically muted, detecting a user gesture within the local environment, the user gesture being detected electronically in a contactless manner. The technique further involves, in response to detection of the user gesture within the local environment, electronically unmuting the audio of the local environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: GetGo, Inc.
    Inventors: Adan Torres, Akshaya Venkatesan
  • Patent number: 9892271
    Abstract: A device includes a thermal infrared sensor and a processor, operatively coupled to the thermal IR sensor. The processor is configured to determine that the device has been successfully unlocked by a user using a security procedure, obtain a thermal signature for the user using thermal sensor data from the thermal infrared sensor, monitor proximity of the user to the device using the thermal signature and maintain the device unlocked if the thermal signature is detectable and is within the detection proximity of the thermal infrared sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Rachid M Alameh, Patrick J Cauwels
  • Patent number: 9871788
    Abstract: An authentication terminal comprising an authentication apparatus authenticating an authentication subject, an artifact operating in accordance with an input signal and a signal processing section is provided. When an authentication result in the authentication apparatus is passed, the signal processing section inputs an input signal without including information of the authentication subject in the artifact and outputs an output signal in accordance with an operation result of the artifact as the authentication result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANTEST CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Degawa, Kengo Suzuki, Yushi Nishino, Masakatsu Suda, Kosuke Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9871789
    Abstract: An authentication system comprising an authentication terminal and an authentication server is provided. The authentication terminal comprises an authentication apparatus authenticating an authentication subject, an artifact operating in accordance with an input signal and a signal processing section inputting an input signal without including information of the authentication subject designated by the authentication server in the artifact and outputting an output signal in accordance with an operation result of the artifact as an authentication result when the authentication result in the authentication apparatus is passed. The authentication server authenticates the authentication subject based on the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANTEST CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Degawa, Kengo Suzuki, Yushi Nishino, Masakatsu Suda, Kosuke Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9836586
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for user verification based on behavioral characteristics are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A set of questions is presented from an application to a user, where the user has not previously been asked the set of questions. A set of answers received from the user corresponding to the set of questions is analyzed. A score is computed using the set of answers. A determination is made whether the score matches, within a tolerance value, a base score in a psychological profile of the user. When the score matches the base score within the tolerance value, a conclusion is made that an identity of the user has been verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Scea, Sha Sha Yang
  • Patent number: 9824241
    Abstract: Methods and systems for activating a display security application and initiating a privacy measure on a computing device are provided. A user opens and turns on an application on the computing device, which monitors the security of the screen. The security feature recognizes when an unauthorized user is within viewing range of the display of the computing device. The user is prompted to initiate a privacy measure or ignore the unauthorized user. If the user initiates the privacy measure, the unauthorized user is prevented from seeing the content on the display. The user may terminate the privacy measure when the unauthorized user is no longer within viewing range of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Shawn Moore
  • Patent number: 9811647
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes one or more connectors configured to connect external devices, and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to detect that the external devices are connected to the one or more connectors, and to authenticate access of a user based on an order in which the external devices are connected to the one or more connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Toshitaka Sanada, Akihiro Koga
  • Patent number: 9813411
    Abstract: A server provides a picture password proof of knowledge. The server includes a processor creating a user identifier when communicating with a relying party (RP) server, sending the identifier to the RP server, creating a login token in response to a user authentication request originating from a client browser (CB), sending a web address containing the login token to the RP server, receiving and authenticating actions from the CB regarding the proof of knowledge, generating and sending an authentication token to the CB responsive to the received and authenticated actions, receiving from the RP server a request for an identification token, the request including the authentication token, and generating and sending the identification token to the RP server to enable the user at the CB to be verified and logged-in to the RP server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Antique Books, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Thibadeau, Sr., Justin D. Donnell
  • Patent number: 9800995
    Abstract: Providing a distributed application on a plurality of personal devices of a user includes providing a first portion of the distributed application on a first personal device and providing a second portion of the application on a second personal device different from the first personal device, where the second personal device is wearable by the user and where the second portion of the distributed application operates on data that is inaccessible to the first personal device to provide a result thereof to the first portion of the distributed application. The first personal device may be a mobile phone, a tablet, or a personal computer. The second personal device may be a smart glasses, a wearable camera, a smart watch, a wristband, smart earwear, gloves, a necktie, a smart carrying bag, a smart backpack, a smart clothing or smart shoes. The second personal device may be a wearable activity tracking monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: EVERNOTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Phil Libin, Andrew Sinkov
  • Patent number: 9791912
    Abstract: A personal computer system comprises a visual display, an imaging device adapted to provide eye-tracking data by imaging at least one eye of a viewer of the visual display, and identifying means for recognizing the viewer with reference to one of a plurality of predefined personal profiles. The personal computer system further comprises an eye-tracking processor for processing the eye-tracking data. According to the invention, the eye-tracking processor is selectively operable in one of a plurality of personalized active sub-modes associated with said personal profiles. The sub-modes may differ with regard to eye-tracking related or power-management related settings. Further, the identifying means may sense an identified viewer's actual viewing condition (e.g., use of viewing aids or wearing of garments), wherein the imaging device is further operable in a sub profile mode associated with the determined actual viewing condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: John Mikael Elvesjö, Anders Kingbäck, Gunnar Troili, Mårten Skogö, Henrik Eskilsson, Peter Blixt
  • Patent number: 9787676
    Abstract: At least two biometric measurement signals are generated by contact with a single individual. At least one feature is extracted from each signal of the at least two biometric measurement signals, the extracted features are combined to generate a combined biometric signal. The combined biometric signal is compared with a defined biometric signal associated with a known individual, responsive to the combined biometric signal matching the defined biometric signal, a signal is transmitted indicating that the single individual is the known individual. The biometric measurement signals can be collected by a biometric identification device worn or carried by the single individual. The processing may be done by the biometric identification device or a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignees: Anhui Huami Information Technology Co., Ltd., Huami Inc.
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Ting Chen, Yajun Zhao
  • Patent number: 9781187
    Abstract: Downloadable pluggable services and methods of distributing the same are described. The downloadable pluggable services may correspond to communication services that can be downloaded to upgrade a communication system. The downloadable pluggable services may include a number of component parts that can be distributed among various servers in the communication system being upgraded along with instructions that enable the component parts to instruct each server in the communication system to operate in a coordinated fashion so as to provide the downloaded service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: John Meiners, William T. Walker, Kurt Haserodt
  • Patent number: 9781106
    Abstract: Method and systems for modeling user possession of a mobile device for a user authentication framework are provided. The method includes analyzing sensor data representing information captured from sensor(s) associated with at least one of a plurality of devices, the plurality including the user's mobile device. The method allows for determining, based on the analyzed sensor data, a probability that the user maintains possession of the user's mobile device; and configuring the probability for use in determining whether to require authentication. The determination may include configuring a probabilistic model that includes a first state indicating that the user possesses the mobile device and a second state indicating that the user does not; classifying motions of the mobile device by types, the motions being determined based on the sensor data; and updating probabilities of the two states in response to determining that at least one of the motions has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Knowles Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Deborah Vitus, Carlo Murgia, James Steele, Frederic Caldwell
  • Patent number: 9779285
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to face template balancing. In some implementations, a method includes generating face templates corresponding to respective images. The method also includes matching the images to a user based on the face templates. The method also includes receiving a determination that one or more matched images are mismatched images. The method also includes flagging one or more face templates corresponding to the one or more mismatched images as negative face templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan McPhie, Hartwig Adam, Dan Fredinburg, Alexei Masterov
  • Patent number: 9769213
    Abstract: A system and method for secure data object management system comprising a cloud-based host environment and a local secure container. The cloud-based host environment creates a controlled digital object from a master digital object, and activates a tether associated with the controlled digital object. The tether includes an access permission, and optionally an operation permission (e.g., view, delete, store, edit, and copy) and a command (e.g., timeout, destroy). The controlled digital object is stored to an isolated storage of the secure container. The tether contents control access and manipulation of the controlled digital object. Certain conditions (e.g., timeout period reached, anomalous data access pattern detected), cause the controlled digital object to be destroyed and/or the tether to be inactivated. In accordance with applicable law, the cloud-based host environment utilizes the tether to detect, identify, and/or thwart unauthorized host environments in possession of the controlled digital object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Vijay K Madisetti, Arshdeep Bahga, Michael Richter
  • Patent number: 9760276
    Abstract: A method of disabling a locking screen of an electronic device is provided. The method includes selecting at least two objects among at least three objects each having a unique color, determining whether at least one of a color order and a rotation direction of the selected at least two objects matches a pre-set color order and a pre-set rotation direction, and disabling a locking screen upon determining the match with at least one of the pre-set color order and the pre-set rotation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kyu-Ho Shin, Jae-Woo Seol, Sung-Keun Kim, Geon-Soo Kim, Jeong-Hyun Pang