US 9,813,391 B2
Method and apparatus for providing conditional access based on channel characteristics
Timothy Gallagher, Carlsbad, CA (US)
Assigned to Maxlinear, Inc., Carlsbad, CA (US)
Filed by Maxlinear, Inc., Carlsbad, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 2, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/341,877.
Application 14/551,503 is a division of application No. 13/328,721, filed on Dec. 16, 2011, granted, now 8,897,157.
Application 15/341,877 is a continuation of application No. 14/551,503, filed on Nov. 24, 2014, granted, now 9,490,972.
Prior Publication US 2017/0078254 A1, Mar. 16, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 9/00 (2006.01); H04K 1/10 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); G06F 21/00 (2013.01); G06F 21/10 (2013.01); H04L 9/18 (2006.01); H04L 9/08 (2006.01); H04K 1/00 (2006.01); H04K 1/02 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 63/0428 (2013.01) [G06F 21/00 (2013.01); G06F 21/10 (2013.01); G06F 21/105 (2013.01); H04L 9/0819 (2013.01); H04L 9/0877 (2013.01); H04L 63/06 (2013.01); H04L 63/10 (2013.01); G06F 2221/0755 (2013.01); H04K 1/00 (2013.01); H04K 1/02 (2013.01); H04L 9/08 (2013.01); H04L 9/18 (2013.01); H04L 2209/24 (2013.01); H04L 2463/101 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A system comprising:
one or more circuits for use in a first network device of a network, said one or more circuits being operable to:
measure one or more values of one or more parameters corresponding to a plurality of links and/or a plurality of devices of said network;
generate one or more security keys based on said measured one or more values;
encrypt data utilizing said one or more security keys; and
transmit said encrypted data onto a network path between said first network device and one of said plurality of devices, wherein at least one of said plurality of links and/or plurality of devices are not part of said network path.