US Patent No. 9,398,455

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AN IDENTIFICATION BASED ON A PUBLIC KEY OF AN ASYMMETRIC KEY PAIR


Patent No. 9,398,455
Issue Date July 19, 2016
Title System And Method For Generating An Identification Based On A Public Key Of An Asymmetric Key Pair
Inventorship Paul A. Lambert, Mountain View, CA (US)
Assignee Marvell World Trade Ltd., St. Michael (BB)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,398,455

1. A method comprising:
generating an identification based on a public key of an asymmetric key pair for a first device by using a hash function with
a variable parameter that varies over time;

varying a value of the parameter;
performing the hash function on the public key with the varied parameter to generate another identification;
including the identification into information unit to identify the first device as a source of the information unit;
including a specific service that the first device is requesting or providing in the information unit;
transmitting the information unit from the first device;
receiving the information unit at a second device;
authenticating the first device based on the identification included in the received information unit; and
generating another identification based on the public key for the device when a collision of the identification is detected.