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Method of Touch and Share for Transferring Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247905D
Publication Date: 2016-Oct-11
Document File: 5 page(s) / 71K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a touch and share method to share a file or data between two touch screen devices, supported by a fingerprint authentication service and related contextual factors (e.g., location based services and social media).

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Method of Touch and Share for Transferring Data

The ability to easily share or transfer files and data is an important feature for cloud and mobile services. One current method for sharing files between two devices via a cloud-based service requires the user to upload files into the associated cloud and set access permissions for the files. After that, the user sends the link to the files on the cloud to others for downloading. Another method to transfer files is via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth*, or other wireless connections. With this method, the users have to select data and specify the destination device or account on a source device, and then accept the file transfer on the destination device.

Current methods are complicated and cumbersome to implement, especially for inexperienced users. Users need operate multiple steps on different devices to transfer files. In addition, current methods have security issues. Files/data may be transferred to unauthenticated devices or users (e.g., an unknown person knows the link of sharing files on cloud, or the user selects a wrong person to whom to send files); thus, these methods are unsecured and could introduce security risk. Therefore, it is necessary to define a new method to simplify file transfer operation from both the perspective of convenience and security.

The novel contribution a touch and share method to share a file or data between two touch screen devices, supported by a fingerprint authentication service and related contextual factors (e.g., location based services and social media).

The first device and the second device each receive a fingerprint input via touch screen interfaces. The system uses the fingerprint biometric and other data to authenticate the devices and identify the relationship of the devices. The system enables the user to transfer the file or data between the first device and the second device, based on the result of the authentication and correlation of devices.

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Figure 1: Flowchart and major steps

Implementing this solution comprises the following major components on a centralized server: (Figure 2)

1. Fingerprint Data Registration Module. The users register fingerprint biometric data in the centralized server. In one of embodiment, the users can specify which fingerprint is used to identify source device, and which one is for the destination device.

2. Authentication and Correlation Module. This module receives fingerprint data and other information from clients to authenticate fingerprints, devices, and the requested event. It also determines the relationship of client devices
(i.e., the source device and destination device). This module identifies and matches client devices according to valid correlative fingerprints. Further, this module utilizes users' location and social relationship information to accelerate and simplify authentication and correlation between devices.

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3. File Transmission Module: With result of authentication...