iPass Patent Applications

ADVANCED NETWORK CHARACTERIZATION AND MIGRATION

Granted: July 3, 2014
Application Number: 20140185469
In some embodiments, a method includes scanning for wireless networks, where scanning includes collecting network information indicating properties of the wireless networks. The method can include analyzing the network information to determine signal data indicating signal qualities for the wireless networks. The method can include characterizing, based on the signal data, one or more wireless networks as being suitable for connection by the mobile device, where the characterizing…

AUTOMATED CONFIGURATION FOR NETWORK APPLIANCES

Granted: July 3, 2014
Application Number: 20140188676
Some embodiments include a method for initially configuring a network appliance. The method can detect, by the network appliance, a subscriber network. The method can transmit, to a remote configuration service via the subscriber network, a request for configuration information for the network appliance, and receive, via the subscriber network, the configuration information, wherein the configuration information includes first parameters for the subscriber network, and second parameters…

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PROVIDING ACCESS POINT DATA ASSOCIATED WITH A NETWORK ACCESS POINT

Granted: March 20, 2014
Application Number: 20140082714
A method includes sending a faked authentication request from a client device wherein the faked authentication request includes identification credentials. A faked authentication request indicates that a reply message in response to the faked authentication request is to include data for updating a directory on the client device. A reply message is received at the client device in response to the faked authentication request. The reply message includes data for updating the directory.…

CONFIGURING CONNECTION AGENTS

Granted: September 13, 2012
Application Number: 20120233300
In some embodiments, a method includes detecting, in a connection agent, a problem connecting to a network; receiving, in the connection agent, replacement configuration options, wherein the replacement configuration options are for updating a configuration profile for the connection agent; wherein the configuration profile for the connection agent and the replacement configuration options define parameter values used in connecting to a network; updating the configuration profile for the…

ADVANCED NETWORK CHARACTERIZATION

Granted: August 25, 2011
Application Number: 20110208866
Some embodiments include a method for determining whether to establish a connection between a computer and a network. In some embodiments, the method includes: receiving first network information from a network; determining a first trust level for the network by matching the network information to provisioning information, wherein the provisioning information indicates the first trust level and an authentication method of the network; verifying that network supports the authentication…

ELECTRONIC SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Granted: January 21, 2010
Application Number: 20100017525
In some embodiments a method for correlating supply chain network information received from supply chain network components controlled by different entities includes receiving connection agent information indicating access point identifiers associated with network access points; receiving provisioning information including physical location identifiers identifying venues at which the network access points reside; receiving network authorization request and response records, wherein the…

Locking Apparatus Having a Latch Bolt Separated from Cylinder

Granted: April 3, 2008
Application Number: 20080078220
Disclosed is a locking apparatus having a latch bolt separated from a cylinder. The locking apparatus includes a housing, a cylinder rotating within the housing, a slider forwarding or reversing along a shaft direction of the cylinder, a latch mechanism disposed in front of the slider and fixed to the slider when the slider forwards but released from the slider when the slider reverses, and a means for forwarding or reversing the slider. Thus, since the locking apparatus has a simple…

Dynamic executable

Granted: November 23, 2006
Application Number: 20060265446
A system to identify and/or authenticate an entity includes a. client-side executable and an associated server-side executable, each of which may be dynamically generated. The server-side executable may be executed on a server to generate a first result. The client-side executable may be executed on an entity to generate a second result. The first result and the second result are compared to identify and/or to authenticate the entity.