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Instant Secure Communication Initiation and Provisioning for Mobile Devices    

Secure authentication and data communication using two-dimensional images (e.g. bar codes), also known as quick response (QR) codes.


The Mobile Application patent portfolio relates to a device to device secure authentication and data communication using two-dimensional (2D) images e.g. bar codes, also known as quick response (QR) codes. The ISO/IEC 18004 standard specifies the standards for the license-free 2D bar codes. This bar code image can be extended to any image for the authentication.

2D bar codes are quickly gaining traction as enablers for online content sharing and services. 2D bar codes provide encoded information, such as a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). To obtain information about an object with a 2D bar code, a user uses an electronic device equipped with a camera and a bar code reader software. The camera scans the image of the 2D bar code, and the bar code reader software decodes the scanned 2D bar code to obtain the encoded information. For example, a user scans a URL and the bar code read software spawns the Web browser to load the website pointed by the URL.

This unique technology not only overcomes the limitations of 2D bar code that is based on static visual digital information having limited capacity, capability, and security but also provides a novel data protocol for secure data communication between electronic devices, for example, smart-phones.

The invention provides direct line-of-sight visual digital communication between mobile devices for controlled security. It provides direct contact motion-based digital communication between mobile devices for controlled security. The patent also provides various authentication methods. One such example relates to secure authentication code exchange with subsequent digital communications in one or more channels, human-readable information is used along machine-readable digital codes (e.g., quick response (QR) codes to verify visual codes and non-obtrusive visual codes that maintain a user’s access to a mobile device screen.

Due to the requirement of physical proximity between the electronic devices and acknowledgement, the portfolio’s time-varying sequential barcodes provides intrinsically secure real-time data communication. Smoother and more secure face-to-face social data exchange can also be facilitated by this technology.

It is expected that this technology will open up a new kind of business opportunity in the area of mobile applications and possibly social networking. Financial institutions may also be interested in this technology for the purpose of authentication and secure data communication. This technology also allows for digital information exchange across various media boundaries, security communication between electronic devices, and visual and tangible data control.

Primary Application of the Technology

- Instant download files between two or more devices (no network)
- Online payments with smart mobile device
- Credit and ATM Card

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 455: Telecommunications

This is the generic class for modulated carrier wave communications not elsewhere classifiable.

Subclass 41.2: Short range RF communication

Class 235: Registers

Machines employed for ascertaining the number of movements of various devices or machines; also, indicating devices where the purpose is to disclose the numerical extent or quantity of movement of a machine and where the device is separate and independent of the machine whose movements are to be noted; also organized machines, such as, cash-registers, fare-registers, voting machines and calculators having registering or counting devices as essential or important elements and having in addition certain other features necessary to make up the complete machines for the purposes desired.

Subclass 437: Error checking
Subclass 462.01: Bar code
Subclass 462.07: Means to decode multiple types or formats of bar code symbols (e.g., UPC, JAN, EAN, etc.)
Subclass 462.11: Including an imager (e.g., CCD or camera-type reader)
Subclass 462.42: Illumination detail (e.g., LED array)
Subclass 462.45: Hand-held (e.g., portable)

Class 713: Electrical Computers And Digital Processing Systems: Support

This class provides, within a computer or digital data processing system, for the following processes or apparatus for: 1. establishing original operating parameters or data for a computer or digital data processing system, such as, allocating extended or expanded memory, specifying device drivers, paths, files, buffers, disk management, etc.; 2. for changing system settings or operational modes in a computer or digital data processing system after they have been set; 3. for increasing a systems extension of protection of system hardware,software, or data frm maliciously caused destruction, unauthorized modification, or unauthorized disclosure; 4. for modifying or responding to the available power to a computer or digital data processing system or programmable calculator; 5. for synchronization of two or more processors; 6. wherein a clock or timing signals, timing pulses, or data associated with the control or regulation of any one or combination of processing components, memory components, and peripheral components are caused to operate in synchronization; 7. for generation, division, or distribution of clock signals, pulse signals, or timing signals in a computer or digital data processing system from one or more sources into groups of continuous and successive time increments, and including event timing and counting, and the correction of the clock signals, pulse signals, or timing signals; 8. wherein there is a significant temporal, incremental or sequencing control provided to one or more computers, digital data processing systems, processors, memory, or peripherals, or to data transmission between these systems or components.

Subclass 164: Security kernel or utility