TMCnet: U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (July 11)

Imprivata Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 11 -- Imprivata, Lexington, Mass., has been assigned a patent (8,220,063) developed by David M.T. Ting, Sudbury, Mass., for a "biometric authentication for remote initiation of actions and services." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "In one aspect, the invention relates to generating a trusted communication channel with a client. An agent module is provided at the client along with a task set including one or more tasks. One or more client components needed to complete each of the tasks of the task set is determined, and it is further determined whether each of the needed client components is trustworthy. An equivalent component for components determined to be untrustworthy may be provided." The patent application was filed on Dec. 18, 2008 (12/338,196). The full-text of the patent can be found at,220,063&OS=8,220,063&RS=8,220,063 Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.