Patents by Inventor Phil Mar

Phil Mar has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Patent number: 9113499
Abstract: A smartphone is adapted, through software modifications, to provide multiple operating domains or domains that provide differing levels of security and reliability. Each operating domain is isolated from the others. Detection of unauthorized modification is provided in some embodiments. Cross domain activity notification is provided in some embodiments.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 31, 2013
Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
Inventors: Franklin David Van Voorhees, Phil Mar, Steven R. Hart, Ty Lindteigen, Christopher Paul Wren
Patent number: 8594652
Abstract: A method for a mobile communication device to indicate activity associated with an operating domain includes establishing a plurality of operating domains for the mobile communication device each operating as an independent virtual machine. The method also includes providing a trusted indicator at the mobile communication device for indicating activity associated with a high-side domain. The method also includes providing an input on the mobile communication device for switching from a low-side domain to the high-side domain. The method also includes providing a trusted element for the mobile communication device that is independent of either the high-side domain or the low-side domain. The trusted element may be configured to receive a signal from the input for switching from the low-side domain to the high-side domain and to perform user authentication for switching from the low-side domain to the high-side domain.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 19, 2013
Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
Inventors: Steven R. Hart, Ty Lindteigen, Phil Mar, Christopher Paul Wren
Publication number: 20130303146
Abstract: A smartphone is adapted, through software modifications, to provide multiple operating domains or domains that provide differing levels of security and reliability. Each operating domain is isolated from the others. Detection of unauthorized modification is provided in some embodiments. Cross domain activity notification is provided in some embodiments.
Type: Application
Filed: May 31, 2013
Publication date: November 14, 2013
Inventors: Franklin David Van Voorhees, Phil Mar, Steven R. Hart, Ty Lindteigen, Christopher Paul Wren
Patent number: 8495731
Abstract: A commercial off-the-shelf smartphone is adapted, through software modifications only, to provide multiple operating domains or domains that provide differing levels of security and reliability. Each operating domain is isolated from the others. Detection of unauthorized modification is provided. Cross domain activity notification is provided.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 1, 2010
Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
Inventors: Phil Mar, Ty Lindteigen, Steven R. Hart, Franklin David Van Voorhees, Christopher Paul Wren
Patent number: 8458800
Abstract: A commercial off-the-shelf smartphone is adapted, through software modifications only, to provide multiple operating domains or domains that provide differing levels of security and reliability. Each operating domain is isolated from the others. Detection of unauthorized modification is provided. Cross domain activity notification is provided.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 1, 2010
Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
Inventors: Franklin David Van Voorhees, Phil Mar, Steven R. Hart, Ty Lindteigen, Paul Wren
Patent number: 8412175
Abstract: A method for a mobile communication device to indicate activity associated with an operating domain includes establishing a plurality of operating domains for the mobile communication device each operating as an independent virtual machine. The method also includes providing a trusted indicator at the mobile communication device for indicating activity associated with a high-side domain. The method also includes providing an input on the mobile communication device for switching from a low-side domain to the high-side domain. The method also includes providing a trusted element for the mobile communication device that is independent of either the high-side domain or the low-side domain. The trusted element may be configured to receive a signal from the input for switching from the low-side domain to the high-side domain and to perform user authentication for switching from the low-side domain to the high-side domain.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 17, 2012
Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
Inventors: Steven R. Hart, Ty Lindteigen, Phil Mar, Christopher Paul Wren
Publication number: 20120317617
Abstract: A method for a mobile communication device to indicate activity associated with an operating domain includes establishing a plurality of operating domains for the mobile communication device each operating as an independent virtual machine. The method also includes providing a trusted indicator at the mobile communication device for indicating activity associated with a high-side domain. The method also includes providing an input on the mobile communication device for switching from a low-side domain to the high-side domain. The method also includes providing a trusted element for the mobile communication device that is independent of either the high-side domain or the low-side domain. The trusted element may be configured to receive a signal from the input for switching from the low-side domain to the high-side domain and to perform user authentication for switching from the low-side domain to the high-side domain.
Type: Application
Filed: August 17, 2012
Publication date: December 13, 2012
Applicant: ViaSat, Inc.
Inventors: Steven R. Hart, Ty Lindteigen, Phil Mar, Christopher Paul Wren
Patent number: 8270963
Abstract: A commercial off-the-shelf smartphone is adapted, through software modifications only, to provide multiple operating domains or domains that provide differing levels of security and reliability. Each operating domain is isolated from the others. Detection of unauthorized modification is provided. Cross domain activity notification is provided.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 1, 2010
Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
Inventors: Steven R. Hart, Ty Lindteigen, Phil Mar, Christopher Paul Wren