US 11,657,241 B2
Authentication systems and methods
Randy Feldman, Pottstown, PA (US)
Assigned to ARK Ideaz, Inc., Pottstown, PA (US)
Filed by ARK Ideaz, Inc., Pottstown, PA (US)
Filed on Feb. 14, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/670,551.
Application 17/670,551 is a continuation of application No. 16/106,206, filed on Aug. 21, 2018, granted, now 11,281,875.
Application 16/106,206 is a continuation of application No. 15/835,638, filed on Dec. 8, 2017, granted, now 10,410,024, issued on Sep. 10, 2019.
Application 15/835,638 is a continuation of application No. 14/754,062, filed on Jun. 29, 2015, granted, now 9,870,496, issued on Jan. 16, 2018.
Application 14/754,062 is a continuation of application No. 13/495,183, filed on Jun. 13, 2012, granted, now 9,070,131, issued on Jun. 30, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/496,772, filed on Jun. 14, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2022/0164556 A1, May 26, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06K 7/10 (2006.01); G01S 5/04 (2006.01); G06Q 30/018 (2023.01); G08B 7/06 (2006.01); G01S 13/87 (2006.01)
CPC G06K 7/10366 (2013.01) [G01S 5/04 (2013.01); G06K 7/10346 (2013.01); G06Q 30/0185 (2013.01); G08B 7/06 (2013.01); G01S 13/878 (2013.01)] 25 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for distributed authentication, the method comprising:
receiving, at a computing device of multiple computing devices of a validation network, first data concerning a first characteristic of an object;
incorporating the first data into an immutable token (IT) that corresponds to the object;
storing a copy of the IT within the computing device;
transmitting at least one other copy of the IT to at least one other computing device of the multiple computing devices to enable distributed storage of multiple copies of the IT among the multiple computing devices;
receiving, at the computing device, second data concerning a second characteristic of the object;
cooperating with at least one other computing device of the multiple computing devices to authenticate at least a subset of the multiple copies of the IT stored among the multiple computing devices; and
incorporating the second data into the IT to generate an updated IT that corresponds to the object.