US 9,813,428 B2
Apparatus and method for securely managing the accessibility to content and applications
Walter Cooper Chastain, Atlanta, GA (US); and Stephen Emille Chin, Marietta, GA (US)
Assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, LP, Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Dec. 8, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/962,481.
Application 14/962,481 is a continuation of application No. 14/065,010, filed on Oct. 28, 2013, granted, now 9,240,994.
Prior Publication US 2016/0087997 A1, Mar. 24, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04W 12/06 (2009.01); H04W 12/08 (2009.01)
CPC H04L 63/123 (2013.01) [H04L 63/083 (2013.01); H04L 63/0869 (2013.01); H04L 63/108 (2013.01); H04W 12/06 (2013.01); H04W 12/08 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A communication device, comprising:
a secure element having a secure element memory with first executable instructions, wherein the secure element, responsive to executing the first executable instructions, performs first operations comprising storing secret information and non-secret information in the secure element memory;
a secure device processor having a secure device processor memory with second executable instructions, wherein the secure device processor is separate from the secure element and in communication with the secure element, wherein the secure device processor, responsive to executing the second executable instructions, performs second operations comprising:
providing a request for a first verification to the secure element, the first verification being associated with access to content that is sourced via a server;
receiving the first verification which is generated by the secure element based on the secret information without the secure element providing the secret information to the secure device processor, wherein the secure device processor does not have access to the secret information;
receiving the non-secret information from the secure element; and
generating a second verification for the access to the content based on the non-secret information; and
a device processor that is separate from the secure element and the secure device processor, wherein the device processor facilitates wireless communications between the communication device and the server, and wherein the content is accessed from the server by the device processor based on the first and second verifications;
wherein the second operations further comprise:
generating consumption information by monitoring the access to the content:
providing the consumption information associated with the access to the content to the secure element, the consumption information indicating that the content has been presented by the communication device;
receiving access instructions from the secure element responsive to the consumption information; and
preventing the communication device from accessing the content according to the access instructions.