Usage Patents (Class 726/7)
  • Patent number: 11075906
    Abstract: Techniques for establishing a secure connection between a lead device and a secondary device are disclosed herein. According to an embodiment, the lead device receives a request to establish a secure connection with the secondary device. The lead device determines whether the secure connection is an initial connection with the secondary device. In response to a determination that the secure connection is not an initial connection with the secondary device, the lead device authenticates the secondary device using one or more credentials associated with the secondary device and stored by the lead device. In response to a successful authentication using the one or more credentials, the lead device establishes the secure connection with the secondary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SHOPPERTRAK RCT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Spencer Neilan
  • Patent number: 11074336
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose identity verification methods, apparatuses, electronic devices, and storage media. In an embodiment, an identity verification method includes: receiving an identity verification request for verifying an identity of a user; determining that the user is an inactive user based on a user service variable value; determining at least one risk level of the user based on at least one user identification method; and determining a user identity verification method based on the at least one risk level and at least one identity verification threshold corresponding to the at least one user identification method, wherein the user identity verification method is one of a strong user identity verification method or a weak user identity verification method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Cheng, Tao Chen, Yicheng Lu, Xin Chen
  • Patent number: 11075888
    Abstract: For a network including multiple computers acting as tunnel endpoints in a network, some embodiments provide a method for distributing data messages among processors of a destination computer that receives encrypted data messages from a source computer. Each computer in some embodiments has a set of interfaces configured as tunnel endpoints connecting to multiple tunnels. The encrypted data messages are received at multiple interfaces of the destination computer and in some embodiments, include an identifier for a set of encryption parameters (e.g., a security parameter index). The encryption-parameter-set identifier is used to distribute encrypted data messages among processors of the destination computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Jayant Jain, Ly Loi, Anirban Sengupta, Yong Wang, Mike Parsa
  • Patent number: 11074329
    Abstract: An authentication device is provided with: a plurality of attribute-dependent score calculation units each calculating an attribute-dependent score dependent on a prescribed attribute for input data; an attribute-independent score calculation unit for calculating an attribute-independent score independent of the attribute for the input data; an attribute estimation unit for performing attribute estimation for the input data; and a score integration unit for determining a score weight of each of a plurality of attribute-dependent scores and of the attribute-independent score using the result of the attribute estimation and calculating an output score using the attribute-dependent scores, the attribute-independent score, and the determined score weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Okabe, Hitoshi Yamamoto, Takafumi Koshinaka
  • Patent number: 11070544
    Abstract: Systems and methods for secure user authentication are described. In certain embodiments, a client device such as a smartphone may be provisioned with a secure key and/or other secret information. The client device may be used to generate unique secure tokens and/or other credentials used in connection with an authentication process. A user may provide the generated tokens and/or other credentials to a service provider in connection with a request to access a managed service. The validity of the generated tokens and/or other credentials may be verified by an authentication service in communication with the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Peng Yang, Jiahua Gong, Chitai Kenny Huang
  • Patent number: 11069016
    Abstract: Provided are an identity broker system and method for managing a national digital identification of a citizen. In one example, the method includes receiving, from a user device, an identity sharing request of a citizen including an identification of a service provider with which to share the identity, determining one or more digital identification credentials of the citizen that are to be shared with the service provider based on the identity sharing request, receiving an authorization from the citizen via the user device, the authorization including an approval for sharing the one or more digital identification credentials of the citizen with the service provider, and receiving the one or more digital identity components of the citizen from an identity record providing device, and transmitting the one or more digital identification credentials of the citizen to a service provider device based on the identification of the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stephen Elder, Joseph Mitchell, John Sheldon, Ken Moore, Gregory O'Brien, Sinead Fitzgerald, Derek Humphreys
  • Patent number: 11063937
    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: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Daniel Son, Matthew Koontz
  • Patent number: 11063952
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in an identity management system includes a storage device; a network interface; and a processor, the storage device storing software instructions for controlling the processor to: process a request, received via a network interface, for an exclusive claim to a unique identifier associated with an individual; verify the individual's claim to the unique identifier is proper; if the individual's claim is verified, create a user account, wherein the user account is associated with the respective individual's claimed unique identifier; provide a look up service for responding to external queries regarding whether individual unique identifiers of the type claimed by the individual have been claimed; and provide proof of the identity of the individual based on the individual's exclusive claim to the claimed unique identifier in response to a request to provide said proof if authorized by the individual through the user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Michael J. Boland
  • Patent number: 11057375
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments providing user authentication through registered device communications. An authentication token is generated for a user account. The authentication token is embedded within a digital content item. The digital content item is sent to a first client device that is registered to the user account. A user is authenticated for access to the user account based at least in part on the user providing the authentication token embedded within the digital content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Myles Conley, Aaron Michael Brown
  • Patent number: 11057379
    Abstract: A first electronic device includes a touchscreen and a processor which transmits first information related to the first electronic device or a user account of the first electronic device through a first communication network to authenticate a second electronic device. The processor further obtains second information to authenticate the second electronic device transmitted from the first server based on the first information through a second communication network. An authentication request includes the first information and is transmitted from the second electronic device to a first server which supports an authentication function. A first screen is displayed on the touchscreen for receiving a first input related to the second information. Authentication information is received through the touchscreen based on the received first input, and the authentication information is transmitted to the first server to authenticate the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sanghun Chung
  • Patent number: 11057540
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of communicating using a first communication method and communicating using a second communication method performs, in a case where attempting processing fails to establish a connection with a communication apparatus using the first communication method without using an external apparatus, communication with the communication apparatus by the second communication method and transmits a job to the communication apparatus via the connection with the communication apparatus using the first communication method, the communication being used to establish the connection with the communication apparatus using the first communication method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuru Konji, Yuuki Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11044610
    Abstract: A network device receives primary location data, associated with a device connect to an Internet of Things (IoT) device service, generated by a first location determining source that is located in the device. The network device further receives secondary location data, associated with the device, generated by a second location determining source that is located external to the device. The network device performs location spoofing detection of the device based on the primary location data and the secondary location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhir Korrapati, Carl Wang
  • Patent number: 11042621
    Abstract: A photoplethysmogram (PPG) authentication method and device, where it is detected whether a terminal currently meets a PPG signal pre-collection trigger condition, and collection of a current PPG signal of a user is triggered only when the PPG signal pre-collection trigger condition is met such that the PPG signal of the user is pre-obtained before an application requests PPG authentication. In this way, when it is detected that the application initiates a PPG authentication request, PPG authentication may be directly performed based on a most recently collected PPG signal, thereby ensuring timeliness of PPG authentication, avoiding resource consumption caused by periodic PPG signal collection, and reducing power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan Wang, Xi Huang
  • Patent number: 11042792
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for encoding an illustration, which involves writing the illustration in greyscale or in color, encoding a message in the form of a two-dimensional barcode comprising a set of blocks, each block encoding a fragment of the message and comprising a set of (M) rows and (N) columns, and each block comprising a set of encoding sub-blocks, each subblock comprising a set of bits. It is essentially characterized in that the encoding step comprises defining or identifying a set of remarkable points on the source illustration, calculating a set of attributes according to certain remarkable points, selecting, among the set of attributes, at least one attribute making it possible to define a digital fingerprint, optionally compressed, optionally sign the digital fingerprint, record in the message one of at least one attribute, the digital fingerprint, optionally compressed, the signed digital fingerprint in compressed or non-compressed form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SURYS
    Inventors: Marc Pic, Mohammed Amine Ouddan, Hugues Souparis
  • Patent number: 11044604
    Abstract: The present invention enables secure identification, transactions or access using smartphones. The present invention presents a method and a system for secure identification, transaction and access, comprising an interaction between a user; a smartphone of the user; a software application, enabling the user to communicate with a Relying-Party-Service-Provider and; an Identity-Management-as-a-Service, performing identity verification of the user, using software application; and a Relying-Party-Service-Provider, performing transaction and access of the user. Relying-Party-Service-Provider may be one of the group consisting of Banks, Financial Services, Online Shops, Online Voting, Enterprise Websites, Smart Home, Mobile and Web applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Eli Talmor
  • Patent number: 11040774
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authenticating a user include monitoring a monitored space for a condition to provide an interaction between a drone and an individual. In response to the condition to provide the interaction between the drone and the individual being satisfied, the drone may obtain a first set of sensor data corresponding to the individual. The first set of sensor data may indicate that the individual requires a service that requires authentication of the individual as a user of the service and that the individual is unable to provide a primary authentication response. The drone may then obtain a second set of sensor data corresponding to the individual unable to provide the primary authentication response. The drone authentication system then determines, based on the second set of sensor data and identity data that the individual corresponds to identity data of a user of the service and performs the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Ari Craine
  • Patent number: 11032088
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a digital certificate management for blockchain technologies are described. One example method includes a transaction request including a digital certificate is received from a certificate authority at a node in a blockchain network, and the transaction request is a request to write the digital certificate into a blockchain associated with the blockchain network, and the digital certificate is issued to a node in the blockchain network. A consensus verification result is determined for the transaction request, and the consensus verification result is produced by nodes in the blockchain network. The consensus verification result is compared to a predetermined threshold value. In response to determining the consensus verification result is greater than or equal to the predetermined threshold value, the digital certificate is stored in the blockchain associated with the blockchain network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Honglin Qiu
  • Patent number: 11032381
    Abstract: A system may contain a computational instance including persistent storage that maintains a discovery pattern and credentials for a cloud-based service, where the cloud-based service provides a remote computing infrastructure. The system may also contain one or more processors configured to: remotely access, using the credentials, the cloud-based service; execute the discovery pattern to obtain copies of tags configured in the cloud-based service, where the tags each include key fields, value fields, and resource identifier fields, and where the resource identifier fields uniquely specify respective computational resources of the cloud-based service; associate the tags that were discovered to configuration item representations of the respective computational resources; and store, in the persistent storage, the tags and their associations to the configuration item representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandra Feiguine, Shay Herzog, Shiri Hameiri, Daniel Badyan, Asaf Garty, Robert Bitterfeld
  • Patent number: 11032384
    Abstract: A method that includes providing a push notification from a system management appliance (SMA) to a user device. The push notification includes a one-time password for access to the SMA on a temporary alternate route to a normal route between the SMA and the user device to permit the user device to obtain additional information pertaining to the push notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD
    Inventors: Matthew R. Alcorn, James G. McLean, Randall W. Worzella, Antonio Abbondanzio
  • Patent number: 11030298
    Abstract: Methods and devices for using candidate accounts on a computer device may include creating on the computer device, a candidate account representing a blank user profile for use on the computer device. The methods and devices may include automatically logging in the candidate account and locking the computer device. The methods and devices may include creating a user specific isolated environment on the computer device for the candidate account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Jeffrey Ide, Ibrahim Mohammad Ismail, Robert Bradley Gilbert, Haitao Wang, Matthew Jonathan Joplin
  • Patent number: 11019070
    Abstract: Aspects of this application describe a user identification utility that may monitor shared account activity on one or more computing devices. The computing devices may enable user accounts to access shared accounts, which may have different permissions than the user accounts. Based on detecting access to a shared account, the user identification utility may determine an indication of the user account, an indication of the shared account, and, if available, additional data corresponding to the user account. The user identification utility may store an association between the determined information. If the determined information satisfies a rule, the user identification utility may trigger an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Pratap Dande, Manikumar Juttukonda
  • Patent number: 11016724
    Abstract: An electronic device and method for changing a path of an audio signal by the electronic device are provided. The method includes obtaining an electromagnetic signal (EM) signal of an external electronic device through EM sensing circuitry, identifying the external electronic device based on the obtained EM signal, changing the path of the audio signal that is output by the electronic device to be output through the external electronic device, when the identified external electronic device is capable of inputting or outputting the audio signal and is connected with the electronic device, and displaying, on a touchscreen display of the electronic device, a screen for establishing a communication connection with the external electronic device, when the identified external electronic device is capable of inputting or outputting the audio signal and is not connected with the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seokkyu Jang, Keonpyo Kong, Kiyun Kim, Hwangki Min, Kiheung Park, Byungsung Kang, Moohyun Shin, Jeonghyeon Yun, Dongsun Lim, Doosuk Kang, Seungnyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11017111
    Abstract: A messaging system may include a notification module that generates a cryptic notification of one or more messages available to a first user account from one or more second user accounts. The system may receive user notification preference settings for the first user account via a user interface of an electronic user communication device that predefines the cryptic notification to be generated by the notification module for display by the user communication device when a message is available. The cryptic notification may be cloaked as an event or operation unrelated to notification of an available message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Encode Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett David McReynolds, Thomas Christopher Whelan
  • Patent number: 11018878
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a digital certificate management for blockchain technologies are described. One example method includes a transaction request including a digital certificate is received from a certificate authority at a node in a blockchain network, and the transaction request is a request to write the digital certificate into a blockchain associated with the blockchain network, and the digital certificate is issued to a node in the blockchain network. A consensus verification result is determined for the transaction request, and the consensus verification result is produced by nodes in the blockchain network. The consensus verification result is compared to a predetermined threshold value. In response to determining the consensus verification result is greater than or equal to the predetermined threshold value, the digital certificate is stored in the blockchain associated with the blockchain network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Honglin Qiu
  • Patent number: 11017328
    Abstract: Today an individual attending an event must undertake a second registration and purchasing sequence in order to attend a subsequent occurrence of the event. However, by the time they remember to re-register their interest may have waned or the event is sold out. In other instances, they forget even though the event does not sell out. Accordingly, it would be beneficial to provide registrants of an event with a means to re-register for the next occurrence of the event in a manner that was quick, simple, independent of execution of the registration/purchase steps with a service provider, and independent of completion of service provider support for the next event. Further, it would be beneficial to leverage the credential provided to the registrant for the current event in progress or just completed in the re-registration of the registrant for the next event. It would be further beneficial for said method to leverage the technology and devices of portable electronic devices associated with the registrant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Events Online Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Partridge
  • Patent number: 11019059
    Abstract: A method and system for blockchain-based access to a protected entity are provided. The method includes granting access tokens of a first-type to a client; identifying, in a blockchain network, a conversion transaction identifying a request to convert the first-type of access tokens with access tokens of a second-type, wherein the transaction designates at least the protected entity; determining a conversion value for converting the first-type of access tokens into the second-type of access tokens, wherein the conversion value is determined based on at least one access parameter; converting, based on the determined conversion value, a first sum of the first-type of access tokens into a second sum of the second-type of access-tokens; and granting the client access to the protected entity when the sum of the second-type of access tokens is received as a payment from the protected entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Radware, Ltd
    Inventors: Alon Lelcuk, David Aviv
  • Patent number: 11012433
    Abstract: A method and a system for modifying network connection access rules using multi factor authentication (MFA) are provided herein. The method may include the following steps: receiving, at a computer network, an access request from a client device; retrieving a user identification data associated with said client device; presenting a message over said client device, wherein the message contains details associated with said access request; responsive to the user confirmation of said details, initiating an MFA process, wherein the MFA process comprises presenting an authentication message over the client device; and only in a case that the user has been authenticated by the MFA process, establishing the requested connection access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ZERO NETWORKS LTD.
    Inventors: Benny Lakunishok, Gil David, Yossef Jossef Harush
  • Patent number: 11003755
    Abstract: An application platform may receive an input from a user associated with a user account. The input may relate to a request for access to the user account, and include a selection of emojis or images. The application platform may identify text strings associated with the emojis or images, where each text string may correspond to a respective emoji or image. The application platform may perform an action to generate a combined text string based on the text strings, and process the combined text string to derive an output value after performing the action. The application platform may determine whether the output value corresponds to a particular value after processing the combined text string, and authenticate the user to permit the user to access the user account based on determining whether the output value corresponds to the particular value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Mossoba, Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 11003749
    Abstract: A risk analysis apparatus and method are provided. According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, the risk analysis apparatus includes: at least one processor configured to: a risk factor collector configured to collect risk factors related to one or more authentication processes for authentication of a user of a client device in an authentication system; a risk analyzer configured to calculate a current risk score for the user based on the collected risk factors and calculate a total risk score based on a risk score history of the user and the current risk score based on the one or more authentication processes being successful; and an additional authentication requester configured to determine whether additional authentication of the user is required based on the current risk score and the total risk score and, request the client device for the additional authentication of the user based on the additional authentication being required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-Kyung Park, Bum-Joon Seo, Hyun-Min Oh, Ji-hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 11005822
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a network policy engine obtains a substation configuration description for a substation, indicative of intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), associated network communication devices, and related communication configuration information. The network policy engine then creates a mapping of the IEDs and the associated network communication devices based on the substation configuration description, associating each of the IEDs to a corresponding network port of the associated network communication devices. The network policy engine may then further create network control parameters based on the substation configuration description, which comprise defined communication flows for the IEDs and associated security group tags (SGTs) for the defined communication flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Edgar Barton, Maik Guenter Seewald, Jerome Henry
  • Patent number: 10992737
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive at least one request for performing one or more operations, the request originating from a media application running on a media device, the request being broadcasted by the media device over a network to which the computing device is also connected. Information describing the request can be provided through a software application running on the computing device. A determination is made when user operating the computing device has approved the request. The operations are performed by at least the software application running on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Chun-Ning Pan, Francislav P. Penov
  • Patent number: 10992512
    Abstract: A file sharing method is provided. A shared directory generation request is received from a terminal associated with a first account, and a shared directory corresponding to the first account is generated. A second account identifier is received from the terminal associated with the first account a second account is obtained based on the second account. An access address of the shared directory is transmitted to a terminal associated with the second account. Access permission to access the shared directory is assigned to the second account. A file access request with respect to the access address is received from the terminal associated with the second account. The shared directory corresponding to the access address and the access permission of the second account are obtained, and the file access request is responded based on the access permission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LTD
    Inventors: Jun Zhi He, Jing Jing Liu, Li Jin
  • Patent number: 10993090
    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 mobile terminal for accessing a wireless network bound to a second social networking account when the first mobile terminal is within a predefined distance from the wireless network; 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 authorization information of accessing the wireless network from the second social networking account; and sending the authorization information to the first social networking account, the authorization information including verification information used for accessing the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jiubiao Chen
  • Patent number: 10986078
    Abstract: Examples described herein include systems and methods for dynamically determining enrollment requirements and enrolling a user device into a management system. The systems and methods can differ based on the type and version of operating system executing on the user device. With some operating systems, enrollment can be completed through a single application that performs other functionality, such providing single-sign-on access to enterprise resources. With other operating systems, enrollment can be completed by pausing the first application and requiring installation of an agent application to complete enrollment. The determination of how and when to enroll a user device can be done automatically and can be based on an organizational group to which the user belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Brouillette, Harit Patel, Ujwal Naik, Vinay Jain, Sridevi Ravuri, Adarsh Jain, Nischit Shetty
  • Patent number: 10977344
    Abstract: A method for online authentication includes receiving membership authenticating information specific to members of a particular affiliation from the members and from one or more remote databases. The information is aggregated and stored in an aggregate database. An individual is authenticated, via a widget at least one of integrated into, and accessible by, at least one of a mobile application and a website of a provider of at least one of a particular program and a particular service, as a member of the particular affiliation based on a comparison of authenticating indicia provided online by the individual and the information stored in at least one of the aggregate database and the remote databases. Digital credentials are provided to the individual for access to the at least one of the particular program and the particular service when the individual is authenticated. The credentials include a unique identifier, a login and password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ID.me, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake Hall, Matthew Thompson, Tony Huynh, William Kern
  • Patent number: 10979907
    Abstract: The disclosed implementations include a method performed by a system on a telecommunications network. The system can store an indication of an association between a user device and a service plan, communicate a message to the user device, and receive an indication that a single-action input was received at the user device on the telecommunications network. The single-action input is in response to the message presented on the user device. In response to receiving the indication, the system can obtain an identifier of the user device to identify the service plan of the user device and determine whether the user device can redeem the third-party service. If the user or user device is eligible, the third-party service is automatically provisioned for the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Manish Singh, Ravikumar Subramanian, Asmita Kamble, Ganesh Balgum
  • Patent number: 10977207
    Abstract: Components are dynamically associated in a multi-tier application to different layers of a corresponding multi-tier application infrastructure. This includes defining, in a memory of a host computing system, a pattern that has an inventory of components of a multi-tier application. Each of the components are associated with a corresponding tier label for an n-tier architecture and the pattern is loaded into a pattern engine. The pattern engine deploys each component of the pattern to a layer of the n-tier architecture corresponding to a tier label associated with the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay A. Apte, Roy F. Brabson, Orvalle T. Kirby, III, Jason R. McGee, Scott C. Moonen, Donald R. Woods
  • Patent number: 10972461
    Abstract: Managing network communications is provided. An indication that a network device has been added to a local network is received. In response to receiving the indication that the network device been added to the local network, metrics corresponding to the network device added to the local network are detected. A device fingerprint corresponding to the network device added to the local network is generated based on the detected metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon Lackey, Justin Ginn, Tony Sawan, Ryan Bergsma, Ricardo Escobar
  • Patent number: 10971159
    Abstract: A method for accessing a virtual personal assistant has been developed. First, a trust relationship is established between a primary smart speaker device that allows a user to access the virtual personal assistant with voice commands and a separate secondary smart speaker device. A trust relationship is established by generating a request at the secondary smart speaker device to allow access the virtual personal assistant with voice print authentication from the user and then validating the request at the primary smart speaker device to confirm the authenticity of the request. Next, a voice input is received from the user at the secondary smart speaker device requesting access to the virtual personal assistant. The identity of the user is verified using voice print identification with the secondary smart speaker device. Access for the user is then granted to the virtual personal assistant using the secondary smart speaker device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Prabhjot Singh
  • Patent number: 10972468
    Abstract: Examples described herein include systems and methods for dynamically determining enrollment requirements and enrolling a user device into a management system. The systems and methods can differ based on the type and version of operating system executing on the user device. With some operating systems, enrollment can be completed through a single application that performs other functionality, such providing single-sign-on access to enterprise resources. With other operating systems, enrollment can be completed by pausing the first application and requiring installation of an agent application to complete enrollment. The determination of how and when to enroll a user device can be done automatically and can be based on an organizational group to which the user belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Brouillette, Harit Patel, Ujwal Naik, Vinay Jain, Sridevi Ravuri, Adarsh Jain, Nischit Shetty
  • Patent number: 10972995
    Abstract: A service layer entity may register to another service layer entity and proactively request to gain access to the local services hosted by the registrar entity. A registrar entity may accept a registree entity's registration request but only grant access of its partial services to the registree entity. If a registree entity does not need to proactively request the services within its registration request message, the registrar entity decides what services may be needed by the registree entity and grants access of those services to the registree entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Lijun Dong, Rocco Di Girolamo, Chonggang Wang, Hongkun Li, Qing Li, Catalina Mihaela Mladin
  • Patent number: 10972618
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a display unit and a processor configured to determine whether or not functions of the image processing device are executable by the image processing device, and cause the display unit to display a screen including a first item corresponding to a first function that is determined to be executable and a second item corresponding to a second function that is determined to be not executable. The first item is displayed on the screen in a first display format, and the second item is displayed on the screen in a second display format that is less conspicuous than the first display format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 10965452
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus communicates with a user's portable terminal, where the portable terminal includes an authentication module for biometric authentication. When the image processing apparatus receives verification data issued by a service providing system, the image processing apparatus uses the portable terminal's authentication module for the biometric authentication and requests a device authentication system cooperating with the service providing system to issue an authentication token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shunsuke Ota
  • Patent number: 10956948
    Abstract: The embodiment herein provides a method and system for providing an integrated information about a product or a feature and generating generalized reviews. The system and method is applicable to products or features including but not limited to hotels, food, restaurants, travel itineraries and transport. The system provides a hotel discovery platform to enable a plurality of users to discover a plurality of hotels and reviews related to the plurality of hotels. The system also provides a generalized review of each of the hotel, based on a plurality of third-party user reviews. The system provides a generalized review of each of the component of the hotel along with a plurality of related pictures. The system comprises a computing device and an application server. The application server comprises a registration module, a query receiver, a knowledge tree, an analysis module and the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Anupam Mediratta, Gaurang Gupta
  • Patent number: 10956718
    Abstract: Methods and systems for sharing digital media include locating faces within a digital image. Individuals portrayed in the digital image are identified based on the located faces. The identified individuals are added to an access control list for the digital image to enable the identified individuals to access the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rui Li Xu, Su Liu, Zhai Ya Juan
  • Patent number: 10956560
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for authentication using a hashed fried password may include receiving a password value of a user, a salt key, a pepper key, and/or a temporary and randomly generated fry key, or otherwise modifying/appending the password with the salt key, pepper key, and/or fry key. The method may include hashing the modified password, such as performing a hash operation similar to Hash (Password, Salt Key, Pepper Key, Temporary Fry Key). The randomly generated fry key is not saved or otherwise stored, either locally or remotely. A remote server attempting to authenticate the user's password may check for each possible fry key, such as checking against a set of preapproved fry keys, that the hashed fried password may have been modified with in parallel. As a result, an online customer experience requiring a password is not impacted or impeded, while an attacker's attempts to learn the password are frustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10957426
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to authenticating, via a two-factor authentication method, the identity of a user requesting access to a medical application such as an electronic health record (EHR). The medical application, executing on a server computing device, authenticates the user based upon log in credentials provided to a client computing device, and indicates to the client computing device that the user has been authenticated. The client computing device transmits a message to a helper application (executing on a second server computing device), where the message indicates that the user has logged into the medical application. The helper application can then request confirmation from the user (by transmitting a request to a mobile computing device of the user) that the user has logged into the medical application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventor: Yuval Lieberman
  • Patent number: 10958647
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for authenticating a user device and/or user application. A user device may receive, based on a first authentication request, a plurality of messages sent over a plurality of channels of communication (e.g., a message to a URL address associated with the user device and a binary Short Message Service (SMS) message). Based on information from the messages, the user device may transmit a second authentication request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Vinayaka Poovappa, Saravanan Muthusamy, Ken Landry, Rajesh Sonak
  • Patent number: 10950067
    Abstract: Systems and methods to securely retrieve, process, and archive (e.g., via cloud systems) vehicle events, vehicle status, vehicle owner data, and historical data. The system provides real-time, or event-based, vehicle data acquisition to facilitate verifiable and accurate information. True and accurate vehicle data can be accessed by various companies, entities, and government agencies under a subscription service, or on a per-event basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Archive Auto, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Hutchins, Timothy F. Reid
  • Patent number: 10949553
    Abstract: A system for and methods of securing vehicle electronic data is disclosed. For example, a vehicle data protection system for and methods of securing access to a vehicle's event data recorder (EDR) data are provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises scanning a label having a near field communication (NFC) tag using an NFC reader device, and then displaying on the NFC reader one or more vehicle data items associated with a vehicle profile. The vehicle data items may be stored and accessed from a cloud database, and may include any useful vehicle and/or vehicle owner information. The method may further include installing or granting permission for a service provider to install a vehicle connector lockout apparatus onto a diagnostic link connector of a vehicle, and establishing a chain of custody link for EDR data via an NFC tag on the vehicle connector lockout apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Airmika Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M Kowalick