US Patent No. 9,336,375

RESTRICTING ACCESS TO DATA ON PORTABLE STORAGE MEDIA BASED ON ACCESS TO A PRIVATE INTRANET


Patent No. 9,336,375
Issue Date May 10, 2016
Title Restricting Access To Data On Portable Storage Media Based On Access To A Private Intranet
Inventorship Sanjay K. Sharma, Olathe, KS (US)
Woojae Lee, Manhattan, KS (US)
Assignee SPrint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,336,375

1. A method of enabling access to encrypted data stored on a portable storage medium, the method comprising:
attempting, by the portable storage medium, to communicate with an intranet, wherein the portable storage medium includes
a radio configured to communicate directly with the intranet using a wireless communications network independent of a host
device to determine if the intranet is a predetermined private intranet;

receiving a request at the host device to access the encrypted data stored on the portable storage medium;
determining, by the portable storage medium using the radio, that the intranet is the predetermined private intranet that,
when identified by the portable storage medium as the predetermined private intranet, allows access to the encrypted data
by the host device; and

providing the host device access to the encrypted data stored on the portable storage medium in an unencrypted form.