Usage Patents (Class 726/7)
  • Patent number: 10691785
    Abstract: Authentication of a user device, and/or associated user, to a system is a key component of many systems whereby access is restricted to only authorized personnel. Spatial challenges require a user, as determined by at least a sensor of a user device, to perform a particular spatial action. A sensor in the user device provides output signals and, if the output signals are associated with compliance with the spatial challenge, authorization to access a secured asset may then be granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Budnitz
  • Patent number: 10693900
    Abstract: Techniques are described for analyzing data regarding activity in an IT environment to determine information regarding the entities associated with the activity and using the information to detect anomalous activity that may be indicative of malicious activity. In an embodiment, a plurality of events reflecting activity by a plurality of entities in an IT environment are processed to resolve the identities of the entities, discover how the entities fit within a topology of the IT environment, and determine what the entities are. This information is then used to generate an entity relationship graph that includes nodes representing the entities in the IT environment and edges connecting the nodes representing interaction relationships between the entities. In some embodiments, baselines are established by monitoring the activity between entities. This baseline information can be represented in the entity relationship graph in the form of directionality applied to the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Auguste Zadeh, Rodolfo Soto, George Apostolopoulos, John Clifton Pierce
  • Patent number: 10693664
    Abstract: Systems and methods to build a trusted HTTPS session on a limited pre-boot BIOS environment in an information handling system. The information handling system may include a BIOS that may be stored in a secure read-only region of a flash storage. The BIOS may download signed certification authority (CA) information from a server based on a target location that may be stored at the secure read-only region. The BIOS may authenticate the signed CA information based on a public key that may be stored at the secure read-only region. The BIOS may, when the signed CA information is authenticated, download a root CA chain from the server and authenticate the root CA chain. The BIOS may, when the root CA chain is authenticated, establish a secure encrypted transport layer security (TLS) session with the server based the root CA chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Purushothama R. Malluru, Christopher Channing Griffin, Chris Edward Pepper, Ibrahim Sayyed, Alok Pant
  • Patent number: 10681055
    Abstract: A method for controlling access to one or more of a plurality of target systems includes receiving profile data that defines one or more features associated with a plurality of individuals with one or more entitlements of those individuals. Each entitlement is indicative of target system access. The method further includes generating a model that relates the one or more features and the one or more entitlements of the plurality of individuals. Profile data that defines one or more features associated with a target individual is received from a first user management system. A listing that includes one or more entitlements associated with the target individual, and confidence values associated with the one or more entitlements is generated based on the profile data and the model. Each confidence value is indicative of whether the target individual should be granted a corresponding entitlement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Rexall E. Thexton, Gaurav Tandon, Sanjeev Shukla, Anthony McCoy, Sidath Mudiyanselage, Andrew Poole, Hannah Craddock, Qurrat Ul Ain, Colleen Connolly, Farbod Kamiab
  • Patent number: 10681616
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wireless communication device includes a wireless-communication interface and a wireless-network-information controller. The wireless-communication interface is configured to communicate with one or more terminal using a wireless network. The wireless-network-information controller is configured to receive, a request for wireless network information which is information based on wireless communication with the terminal from a virtual machine operating on a virtual computing environment executed in a processor or a container operating on a container environment executed in the processor, and configured to acquire the wireless network information using the wireless-communication interface based on the request or configured to read out the wireless network information from information given in advance, and transmits the wireless network information to the virtual machine or the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Takeshi Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10680884
    Abstract: Systems and methods permit a wireless audio output device to receive a content streaming preference that identifies a remote digital media content source. A mobile computing device transmits, wireless via an ad hoc wireless communication link, credential data for an infrastructure wireless network to the wireless audio output device. The wireless audio output device may then connect to a wireless access point via the infrastructure wireless network and receive the content streaming preference from a host server via the infrastructure network. Digital media content may then be streamed from the remote digital media content source according to the content streaming preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. Koss, Michael J. Pelland, Joel L. Haynie
  • Patent number: 10681149
    Abstract: Systems and methods for redirecting control of a process performed on a browser application on a user device accessing a web application to a native application on the user device include receiving, through a web application controlling a process, a request to perform an action (e.g., user authentication). A determination is made whether the request identifies a native application feature for completing the action that is preferable over a web application feature for completing the same action. In response to the action being determined to be completed by a native application feature, a determination is then made as to whether the native application feature is enabled by the native application. In response to determining the native application feature is enabled, control of the process is redirected from the web application to the native application such that the native application completes the action using the native application feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kishore Jaladi, Darshan Desai, Abhishek Chhibber
  • Patent number: 10671719
    Abstract: A verification request is received. In response to receiving the verification request, a first character string is obtained. The first character string comprises one or more variable characters. At least one of the one or more variable characters in the first character string is replaced with at least one backup character to generate a second character string based on multiple pre-established corresponding relationships. A verification code is generated based on the second character string. A user corresponding to the verification request is verified based on a user input corresponding to the verification code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Chao Xiu, Lei Wang, Xing Chen, Chuanzhi Li, Yongzhi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10672211
    Abstract: Secure storage platforms and their application in secure temporary property storage applications are disclosed and comprise: secure locker systems; secure locker systems comprising emergency access; secure locker systems comprising collapsible lockable compartments; secure storage systems comprising chain of custody management, recording and authentication; redirected delivery including post-delivery redirected delivery, en route delivery and dispatch delivery services comprising chain of custody services; and secure property claim check and car valet systems. A secure storage platform uses a secure protocol to establish challenge code and verification code generators to provide short lived single use access authentication codes to enable secure access and custody management of secured and stored property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Binbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Flynn, Eric Wesley Herring
  • Patent number: 10673849
    Abstract: A method of digital authentication and related devices are disclosed. The method includes providing a scanning application on a computing device prior to scanning a website feature, and scanning website feature, the website feature having been displayed on a web page of another computing device. The method includes sending information related to the scanned website features to a processing system; and using the information related to the scanned website features to authenticate the web page on the other computing device, and enable one or more web page components of the web page. The web page components include at least one of (a) automatically setting up a new account on the web page with user profile information, (b) completing a purchase on the web page, or (c) automatically logging the user into the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Nicole Jass, Matthew Brown
  • Patent number: 10674336
    Abstract: Methods and systems described in this disclosure receive a call from a device associated with a caller and determine whether the caller is eligible for biometric authentication via the device by sending, via a communications network, an eligibility determination request to an issuer of the device. In response to the caller being eligible for biometric authentication, a request to initiate a biometric authentication process on the device is sent to an issuer of the device, where biometric credentials are received by the device and an indication of whether the biometric credentials were verified is received from the issuer of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: David Tuomikoski, Rochelle A. Tijerina
  • Patent number: 10666683
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a processor, and a memory to store data used by the processor, the processor being operative to prepare a first user interface including a security policy selection section, interpret user input data to include performing at least one security policy selection action in the security policy selection section yielding selection of a first security policy for a first device, and update the first user interface yielding an updated first user interface including the first security policy, and a first security policy activation key for inputting into a second user interface to be generated when the first device is installed, the first security policy activation key being associated with providing authentication for downloading the first security policy to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: David Sward, Denis Knjazihhin, Keying Bi, David Sounthiraraj, Ashok Javvaji, Jared Smith, Yedidya Dotan
  • Patent number: 10664587
    Abstract: An authorization level is set at enrollment. Initiation information for a user of a device is provided during enrollment to an entity for authentication. The entity can be associated with a class defined by an ability of the entity to verify user identity. Verification data is received from the entity associated with user authentication. An authorization level is selected based on the verification data. An enrollment token is then generated that includes the authorization level that defines security parameters for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Adam Evans Vancini, Christopher Phillip Clausen, Darrell L. Suen
  • Patent number: 10659463
    Abstract: A customer care site includes a content item posted by a first user. The content item is associated with a first contact link for requesting communication with the first user. When a second user tries to contact the first user by selecting the first contact link, a computing system associated with the customer care site identifies contact information of the first user using information associated with the first contact link. The computing system can establish a communication session between the first user and the second user without revealing contact information of the first user and the second user to each other during the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Harvey Joul
  • Patent number: 10652354
    Abstract: A profile of a user may be constructed having at least one profile entry. A device having an integrated sensor assembly including at least one sensor may be associated with the user and operated according to a sensor configuration. Sensor data may be processed to extract a feature. Entry data may be determined for a profile entry based on the extracted feature so that the profile entry may incorporate the determined entry data. An exchangeable profile may be derived from the constructed profile, for example by using privacy data, and compensation from a third party may be received in return for the exchangeable profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Guilaume, Rene Cortenraad, Cyrille Soubeyrat
  • Patent number: 10643210
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for secure transactions using a personal device are described herein. A system to secure transactions using a personal device, the system comprises a randomization module to randomize an initial keypad representation to produce a randomized keypad representation; a communication module to: receive from the personal device, an indication to begin a secure transaction to access a resource with an access code; and transmit the randomized keypad representation to the personal device for presentation by the personal device to a user of the personal device; a keypad to receive a series of key presses from the user, the key presses corresponding to the access code based on the randomized keypad representation; and a security module to verify that the series of key presses correspond to the access code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, William J. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10645141
    Abstract: Provided are a mobile terminal capable of capturing an image and a control method thereof. The mobile terminal includes: a display unit configured to output an automatic scrap icon and a manual scrap icon for selecting first screen information and partial screen information included in the first screen information; and a control unit configured to, in response to a preset touch input applied to the automatic scrap icon, extract meta data regarding the first screen information, select partial screen information included in the first screen information on the basis of the extracted meta data, generate second screen information including the selected partial screen information, and control the display unit to output the generated second screen information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Eulina Ko, Hosoo Kim, Chaesung Leem, Jihwan Park, Younghan Jung
  • Patent number: 10645445
    Abstract: A barrage video live broadcast method is performed at a video source device that is communicatively connected to a network access device and a video capture device. The video source device sends an account distribution request to the network access device and the account distribution request is used to instruct the network access device to return a video source device account bound to the network access device for accessing a barrage video system hosted at a remote server. The video source device then obtains a live video stream captured by the video capture device (e.g., a unmanned aerial vehicle) and sends the live video stream to the network access device by using a Wi-Fi Direction connection. The network access device then forwards the live video stream to the barrage video system for broadcasting the live video stream and live comments submitted from other user accounts of the barrage video system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Dafeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10644880
    Abstract: This disclosure describes methods, apparatus, and systems related to controlled access data allocation. A device may receive a first request from a first device to establish a first connection with a wireless network. The device may receive a second request from a second device to establish a second connection with the wireless network. The device may determine a first access data for the first device, wherein the first access data is associated with a first access configuration. The device may determine a second access data for the second device, wherein the second access data is associated with a second access configuration, wherein the second access configuration is different from the first access configuration. The device may send the first access data to the first device. The device may send the second access data to the second device. The device may establish the first connection with the first device, wherein the first connection is at the first access configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Jay Roths, Marc Solsona-Palomar
  • Patent number: 10642966
    Abstract: User authentication is facilitated. A plurality of images on one or more display levels is presented to a user in random order. A password is received from the user, and the password includes a set of images selected from the plurality of images and an indication of a particular sequence of the images in the set of images. A determination is made as to whether the password matches a predefined password, and access is provided based on determining there is a match of the password and the predefined password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Colm Nolan, Mark Maresh, Michael J. Whitney, Juan Vargas
  • Patent number: 10630720
    Abstract: A method and a corresponding apparatus are provided for securing access to a network, in particular a local area network. The method includes authenticating a supplicant with an authenticator using an authentication protocol. The method determines a transit time of a message between the supplicant and the authenticator. The method controls access to the Ethernet network by the supplicant canton the basis of the authentication which has been carried out and the transit time determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Lars Voelker, Max Turner, Georg Hoiss
  • Patent number: 10623391
    Abstract: In some embodiments, upon detecting malicious activity associated with a user account, a content management system can identify other user accounts related to the malicious user account. The content management system can identify related user accounts by comparing authentication information collected for the malicious user account with authentication information collected for other user accounts. Authentication information can include IP address information, geographic information, device type, browser type, email addresses, and/or referral information, for example. The content management system can compare the content items associated with the malicious user account to content items associated with other user accounts to determine relatedness or maliciousness. After identifying related malicious user accounts, the content management system can block all related malicious user accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventor: Anton Mityagin
  • Patent number: 10609437
    Abstract: A method of providing content using a head-mounted device. The method includes receiving, by a terminal configured to display a screen for logging in to the application, input of user identification information by a user, wherein the user identification information associates the user with a first application. The method further includes receiving, by the terminal, when authentication using the user identification information is successful, a login key for logging in to a content providing service by the first application. The method further includes transmitting, by the terminal, based on input of a login instruction using the login key by the user wearing the head-mounted device, the login key to a server. The method further includes receiving, by the terminal, from the server, content viewable in a head-mounted display mode following successful authentication using the login key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Norihiro Kubo
  • Patent number: 10609059
    Abstract: The disclosed techniques relate to a graph-based network security analytic framework to combine multiple sources of information and security knowledge in order to detect risky behaviors and potential threats. In some examples, the input can be anomaly events or simply regular events. The entities associated with the activities can be grouped into smaller time units, e.g., per day. The riskiest days of activity can be found by computing a risk score for each day and according to the features in the day. A graph can be built with links between the time units. The links can also receive scoring based on a number of factors. The resulting graph can be compared with known security knowledge for adjustments. Threats can be detected based on the adjusted risk score for a component (i.e., a group of linked entities) as well as a number of other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventor: Georgios Apostolopoulos
  • Patent number: 10607013
    Abstract: A system for generating entity-specific security-related inquiries and determining a frequency for invoking the inquiries based on integration of external security-related data and internal security related data. Specifically, a security threat level is determined for an entity and the components which comprise the security threat are identified. The components signify areas of focus for generating the entity-specific security-related inquiries. In further embodiments of the invention analytics are implemented to logically analyze the external security-related data and internal security related data and the results of which further refine the generation of the entity-specific security-related inquiries and/or determination of the frequency for invoking the inquiries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: David Michael Steele, Robert James Gray, Cory David Brunner, Jason Dean Vaughn, Ryan Joseph Argomaniz
  • Patent number: 10601762
    Abstract: Techniques for coordinating a message experience across platforms are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a messaging application operative on a processor circuit to receive a request from a remote web browser to login to the messaging application. The messaging application may comprise an access code generator to generate a first access code and present the first access code on a messaging application website; an authenticator to receive a second access code from a second device associated with a user identifier, compare the second and first access codes, and lookup an account associated with the user identifier; and a messaging component to retrieve message data for an account associated with the user identifier in response the second access code matching the first access code, and to transmit the message data to the remote web browser for presentation. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Jessica Lee, Robert Franklin Daniel, William Arthur Franklin, Harrison C. Wong
  • Patent number: 10601864
    Abstract: A method for applying user profiles in electronic sessions is described. In one embodiment, the method includes detecting a request to initiate an electronic session with a web server; identifying a user profile associated with the request; generating an alternative profile; initiating the electronic session; and replacing the user profile with the alternative profile during the electronic session. In some examples, the method includes performing a security action, including modifying one or more data points in a set of metadata and/or a set of latent user characteristics associated with the user profile. In some cases, the alternative profile includes a set of modified metadata and a set of modified latent user characteristics. In some examples, the method includes replacing a cookie associated with the user profile with a cookie associated with the alternative profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Susanta K. Nanda
  • Patent number: 10599821
    Abstract: Feedback is collected from a user during log-on to a system. The feedback from the user can be used to enhance a knowledge base. The feedback is required from the user in order for the user to gain access to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: He Li, Xin Tang, Yi Yao, Kun Yan Yin, Guang Qing Zhong
  • Patent number: 10595273
    Abstract: Systems and methods for activating select devices are described herein. More particularly, this specification relates to using structure specific service IDs (SSSIDs) when two devices that are part of a common ecosystem are deciding whether to establish a connection according to a Bluetooth protocol. The SSSID can be a unique identifier that can be included in packets that are transmitted in accordance with the standards defining the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol. The SSSIDs can be generated and provided to select devices such that only the select devices that are in possession of the SSSID are able to communicate with each other. This advantageously eliminates spurious activation of unintended recipient devices by enabling them to ignore the packet if the SSSID is not recognized, thereby enabling the unintended recipient device to remain in a low power sleepy state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Liang-Yun Wang, Prashanth Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 10579322
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a method that includes storing first client information identifying a location of a first client device and identifying a first remote access session. The method further includes receiving first mobile information identifying a first location of a mobile device. The method further includes comparing the received first mobile information to the stored first client information to determine that the first location of the mobile device is within a first threshold distance from the location of the first client device. The method further includes, in response to the determination that the first location of the mobile device is within the first threshold distance from the location of the first client device, causing the first client device to connect to the first remote access session at a server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Cláudio Rodrigues, Nikolay Dobrovolskiy, Serguei M. Beloussov, Liubov Kulakova
  • Patent number: 10574693
    Abstract: A password breach registry is utilized to secure a service provided by a service provider. The password breach registry is a publicly accessible registry and includes password tokens written by breached service providers. The password tokens indicate passwords used to access breached service providers that may have been breached. A service provider can subscribe to the password breach registry and periodically query the password breach registry to determine if a password token corresponding to a user of a service provided by the service provider has been written to the password breach registry. This may indicate that the user of the service utilizes the same password on other services that have been breached. Upon determining that the password token has been written to the password breach registry, the user can be locked out from the service to prevent a malicious actor from gaining access to the account of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Cornelis Versteeg, Nathan Allin Hastings, Xien Yao, John Sinclair Bird
  • Patent number: 10567473
    Abstract: Systems and methods for location-based online content sharing using unique identifiers are provided. A server and a plurality of clients may be connected to one or more networks. A first client may send a shared content to the server. The first client may also send a first location of the first client as well as a unique identifier for the shared content. The server may store the shared content. A second client may request the shared content, and the request may include the unique identifier and a second location of the second client. The server may determine that the second location is within a predefined distance from the first location. Upon such determination, the server may send the shared content to the second client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Q Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcus Allen Thomas
  • Patent number: 10565591
    Abstract: In certain computing environments, such as certain applications for mobile devices, popup browser windows may not be supported. This can cause functionality issues, as an existing website may use a popup window to perform a service (such as authentication). Thus, if a user is viewing a webpage within an application (such as a WebView application) that does not support popups, the user may be unable to proceed with a particular action. This issue can be resolved, in various embodiments, by introducing functionality that causes a separate browser program to be opened and then returning the user back to the mobile app via a particular URI (such as a deep link URI). By providing this functionality, mobile apps that rely on underlying web content with popups can thus be made to function in an environment in which they would otherwise fail, in various cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Elliot Michael Lee, Evan Hahn, Adam Lawrence Colson, Quinn J. Neumiiller, Luke Korth, Richard Shin
  • Patent number: 10559148
    Abstract: A service support device includes an information processing device. The information processing device is configured to deliver key information to a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal corresponds to each of a plurality of business operators that provide a user of a vehicle with a predetermined service using the vehicle. The key information is information for unlocking the vehicle, starting the vehicle, or unlocking and starting the vehicle when a predetermined transmission signal is transmitted toward the vehicle. The information processing device is configured to, when the mobile terminal corresponding to a first business operator among the plurality of business operators uses the key information, make coordination such that the mobile terminal corresponding to a second business operator among the plurality of business operators does not use the key information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10560655
    Abstract: Systems and methods to automatically transfer audiovisual content include camera devices, client computing devices, and centralized servers. A camera device captures audiovisual content and notifies an external entity, e.g., a (client) computing device or a centralized server. The external entity may effectuate transfer of the content to other computing devices and/or destinations. Operations on the audiovisual content, including but not limited to tagging, transcoding, clipping, speed changes, and/or image cropping, are synchronized and propagated across different computing devices and the centralized server such that any user from any computing device can be presented with the latest version of any particular audiovisual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Herd, Jeffrey Youel, Otto Sievert
  • Patent number: 10552838
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evaluating trustworthiness for an online transaction are provided. The methods may include providing a detection script to a user device alongside content requested by the user device. The detection script is executable on a web browser or web-based application of the user device and configured to cause the user device to send feedback from at least one sensor on the user device that is accessible by the web browser or web-based application. The system receives the feedback from the user device at a server and evaluates the feedback from the at least one sensor on the user device. The script further allows the server to obtain location information for the user device. The server calculates a trustworthiness factor for the user device based on the obtained feedback and location for the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NS8, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Rogas
  • Patent number: 10554409
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for use in authenticating a user in connection with a network transaction, based on a biometric personal identification number (PIN). One exemplary method includes intercepting a request associated with a network transaction. The request includes a series of biometric data associated with a user. The exemplary method also includes verifying the series of biometric data and converting, by the computing device, the series of biometric data to an actual personal identification number (PIN) where the actual PIN includes a series of characters. The method then further includes appending the actual PIN to the request, and transmitting the request to an entity, thereby permitting the entity to authenticate the user, at least in part, based on the actual PIN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Rahul Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10546440
    Abstract: A control system for door access control and personal physiological monitoring includes a portable access device for setting a door access control device to an unlocking state. When a person enters a high-risk area, the portable access device continuously monitors at least one physiological value of the person and sends the at least one physiological value to a control center. The control center determines whether the person can stay in the high-risk area according to a physiological state of the person based on the at least one physiological value. Control methods for door access control and personal physiological monitoring are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: I-Ting Shen
  • Patent number: 10547613
    Abstract: A device provisioning service (DPS) fields requests from unprovisioned devices so that those unprovisioned devices can obtain network credentials or other data used in provisioning the unprovisioned device. The DPS can identify the device securely and associate with a known user account, or the user provisioning the device can supply network credentials over a side channel after supplying a provision code indicative of possession of the unprovisioned device. The provision code can be unique to the unprovisioned device or a short-sequence code that is not necessarily unique, but that is sufficiently uncommon that a specific short-sequence code would not likely be used more than once at a time. In order to communicate with the DPS, a provisioning device might connect the unprovisioned device and the DPS. If the provisioning device is a trusted device, it can perform some of the steps otherwise required by the DPS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Jay Roths, Omar Abdul Baki, Lior Shapira, Sudharsan Sampath, Kadirvel Chockalingam Vanniarajan
  • Patent number: 10540659
    Abstract: An authorization system allows for cardholder-provided parameters to a personal authorization subsystem. The parameters can be selected by the cardholder to limit the authorizations that would otherwise be granted on the card. The parameters can indicate limits by frequency, dollar amount, merchant, geographic location, time of day, combinations thereof, or the like. Authorization for a given transaction, even where authorized by an issuer and a network operator, might be denied based on self-constraints set by the cardholder. In some variations, messages are sent to the cardholder based on constraints set by the cardholder and transactions might be approved and messaged, or denied and messaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Lynn Kemper, Akshey Shawn Vij, Robin O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10536524
    Abstract: Methods and systems for storing and distributing content include executing storage rules against ingested content to determine in which of a plurality of storage systems to store the ingested content. A metadata collection that includes records corresponding to the stored content is maintained such that the content may be located by querying or otherwise searching the metadata collection. The metadata collection may be analyzed using various criteria to identify content to be migrated between different storage systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Huselton, William R. Power
  • Patent number: 10528271
    Abstract: A tape library storage system, keeps track of the identity(ies) of the drive unit(s) that write upon the storage medium of each tape cartridge, and associates the drive unit identity information with the data that each drive writes. The system writes the associated identity information in the tape cartridge memory and/or inserts the information in an index and writes the index on the tape. If a read error occurs when attempting to read data from the tape, the system, by reference to the associated identity information, determines the identity of the original tape drive that had written the data, and transfers the cartridge to the original drive to attempt again to read the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Coporation
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Hiroshi Itagaki, Shinsuke Mitsuma, Tsuyoshi Miyamura, Sosuke Matsui, Noriko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10530754
    Abstract: A registry is utilized to identify personally identifiable information (PII) that has been breached. The registry is a distributed database shared by multiple organizations to track which PII has been breached in other organizations. A first service provider initially receives PII and corresponding signed descriptor from a user. The PII is used to verify an identity of the user and the signed descriptor describes the type of PII that is received. The first service provider queries the registry to determine if the signed descriptor of the user has been written to the registry by a second service provider, indicating that it has been breached at a service provided by the second service provider. If the first service provider uses the breached PII, the breached PII is invalidated by the first service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Cornelis Versteeg, Nathan Allin Hastings, Xien Yao, John Sinclair Bird
  • Patent number: 10531301
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a network access method performed at a computer server in connection with a social networking platform, comprising: receiving a network access request from a first social networking account at a first terminal to a second social networking account at a second terminal, the network access request for accessing a wireless network bound to the second social networking account, the first and second social networking account both being associated with the social networking platform; forwarding the network access request to the second social networking account, the network access request including the first social networking account and an identifier of the wireless network; receiving a feedback instruction sent by the second social networking account; and sending authorization information of the wireless network to the first social networking account when the feedback instruction is an access authorization instruction, the authorization information including verification informatio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Jiubiao Chen
  • Patent number: 10531263
    Abstract: A communication system including: a first terminal device capable of carrying out communication via a first communication network; and a second terminal device capable of carrying out communication via a second communication network, achieves higher usability after completion of use of the second terminal device. The second terminal device includes a second control section configured to: communicate with a predetermined server via the second communication network by use of user information, obtained from the first terminal device, about a user of the first terminal device; and save, on the predetermined server, data that is generated through the communication carried out by use of the user information at completion of that communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hidenori Kuwajima, Hiroki Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10530737
    Abstract: A method of operating an electronic device includes: determining whether an external electronic device is connected to an access point to which the electronic device is connected; transmitting state information of the electronic device to the external electronic device connected to the access point; receiving an input corresponding to the transmitted state information of the electronic device, from the external electronic device; displaying a result corresponding to the received input on a display; and transmitting the result displayed on the display to the external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bong-chan Cho, Young-eun Kim, In-ji Kim, Ji-soo Kim, Ji-yeon Park, Woo-seok Hwang
  • Patent number: 10530756
    Abstract: An eUICC is configured with one or more master delete keys each allowing an associated level of profile-deletion access for deleting one or more profiles from the eUICC, and the eUICC is configured to control profile-deletion access in accordance with the one or more delete keys. For instance, one delete key could allow deletion of any or all profiles on the eUICC including any operational profiles (e.g., MNO profiles) and any non-operational profiles. Whereas, another delete key could allow deletion of any or all operational profiles but not any non-operational profiles. Further, a blockchain protocol could be used to securely convey such a delete key from one party to another, helping to establish chain of custody of the delete key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Simon Youngs, David W. Holmes
  • Patent number: 10531280
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first communication module configured to establish a communication channel to an external electronic device based on wired communications or short-range communications, a second communication module that supports a communication service provided via a base station; a control module configured to obtain a communication profile required for operating the second communication module using the external electronic device connected through the first communication module, and a memory configured to store the communication profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Soon Hyun Cha, Sun Min Hwang, Tae Sun Yeoum, Duckey Lee, Sang Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10530768
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are provided for authenticating users to secure services or apps utilizing reversed, hands-free and/or continuous two-factor authentication. When a user desires to access a secure service or app for which s/he is already registered, the user, having a registered mobile computing device in proximity to his or her presence, comes within a threshold distance of a computing device that includes the desired secure service or app. The computing device authenticates the particular mobile computing device as associated with the particular registered user that utilized that mobile device during registration. Subsequent to such device authentication, the user is able to login to the service or app by simply providing his or her user credentials at a login form associated therewith. Two-factor authentication in accordance with embodiments hereof is more secure and more efficient that traditional authentication methodologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hanan Shteingart, Ariel N. Gordon, Jonathan Gazit
  • Patent number: 10521600
    Abstract: Aspects of system-on-chip (SoC) security architecture that supports systematic and efficient implementation, validation, and in-field upgrade of security policies are described. In one example, an apparatus can include at least one intellectual property (IP) core, a centralized reconfigurable security policy engine (RSPE) and at least one security wrapper. The RSPE implements actionable constraint based on a security policy and at least one event frame. A security wrapper is associated with an IP core. The security wrapper is configured to communicate an event frame to the RSPE in response to an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Swarup Bhunia, Atul Prasad Deb Nath