Patents by Inventor Alex Berenzon

Alex Berenzon 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: 10592421
    Abstract: Instructions and logic provide advanced paging capabilities for secure enclave page caches. Embodiments include multiple hardware threads or processing cores, a cache to store secure data for a shared page address allocated to a secure enclave accessible by the hardware threads. A decode stage decodes a first instruction specifying said shared page address as an operand, and execution units mark an entry corresponding to an enclave page cache mapping for the shared page address to block creation of a new translation for either of said first or second hardware threads to access the shared page. A second instruction is decoded for execution, the second instruction specifying said secure enclave as an operand, and execution units record hardware threads currently accessing secure data in the enclave page cache corresponding to the secure enclave, and decrement the recorded number of hardware threads when any of the hardware threads exits the secure enclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos V. Rozas, Ilya Alexandrovich, Ittai Anati, Alex Berenzon, Michael A. Goldsmith, Barry E. Huntley, Anton Ivanov, Simon P. Johnson, Rebekah M. Leslie-Hurd, Francis X. McKeen, Gilbert Neiger, Rinat Rappoport, Scott D. Rodgers, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Vincent R. Scarlata, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Wesley H. Smith, William C. Wood
  • Patent number: 10409597
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention for memory management in secure enclaves are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction unit and an execution unit. The instruction unit is to receive a first instruction and a second instruction. The execution unit is to execute the first instruction, wherein execution of the first instruction includes allocating a page in an enclave page cache to a secure enclave. The execution unit is also to execute the second instruction, wherein execution of the second instruction includes confirming the allocation of the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rebekah Leslie-Hurd, Carlos V. Rozas, Vincent R. Scarlata, Simon P. Johnson, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Barry E. Huntley, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Ittai Anati, Francis X. Mckeen, Michael A. Goldsmith, Ilya Alexandrovich, Alex Berenzon, Wesley H. Smith, Gilbert Neiger
  • Publication number: 20190132295
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for data confidentiality in a distributed ledger are disclosed. The system and apparatus preserve qualities of distributed ledgers, such as transparency, integrity, and redundancy, while also providing confidentiality, scalability, and security not previously available in distributed ledgers. The system includes a data confidentiality module that exploits a trusted execution environment for both transaction processing and key synchronization. The apparatus accessing the distributed ledger provides for new nodes joining the network, sending transactions to the ledger by existing nodes, securely processing the transaction using the trusted execution environment, securing transmission to the logic layer for application of business logic, reading and writing data to local storage, and reading encrypted transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Oron Lenz, Alex Nayshtut, Alex Berenzon, Ishai Nadler, Yoni Wolf
  • Patent number: 10169574
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a processor coupled to memory to perform operations comprising: creating a first trusted execution environment (TXE), in protected non-privileged user address space of the memory, which makes a first measurement for at least one of first data and first executable code and which encrypts the first measurement with a persistent first hardware based encryption key while the first measurement is within the first TXE; creating a second TXE, in the non-privileged user address space, which makes a second measurement for at least one of second data and second executable code; creating a third TXE in the non-privileged user address space; creating a first secure communication channel between the first and third TXEs and a second secure communication channel between the second and third TXEs; and communicating the first measurement between the first and third TXEs via the first secure communication channel. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nadav Nesher, Alex Berenzon, Baruch Chaikin
  • Publication number: 20180329707
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention for memory management in secure enclaves are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction unit and an execution unit. The instruction unit is to receive a first instruction and a second instruction. The execution unit is to execute the first instruction, wherein execution of the first instruction includes allocating a page in an enclave page cache to a secure enclave. The execution unit is also to execute the second instruction, wherein execution of the second instruction includes confirming the allocation of the page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Rebekah Leslie-Hurd, Carlos V. Rozas, Vincent R. Scarlata, Simon P. Johnson, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Barry E. Huntley, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Ittai Anati, Francis X. Mckeen, Michael A. Goldsmith, Ilya Alexandrovich, Alex Berenzon, Wesley H. Smith, Gilbert Neiger
  • Publication number: 20180189482
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a processor coupled to memory to perform operations comprising: creating a first trusted execution environment (TXE), in protected non-privileged user address space of the memory, which makes a first measurement for at least one of first data and first executable code and which encrypts the first measurement with a persistent first hardware based encryption key while the first measurement is within the first TXE; creating a second TXE, in the non-privileged user address space, which makes a second measurement for at least one of second data and second executable code; creating a third TXE in the non-privileged user address space; creating a first secure communication channel between the first and third TXEs and a second secure communication channel between the second and third TXEs; and communicating the first measurement between the first and third TXEs via the first secure communication channel. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Nadav Nesher, Alex Berenzon, Baruch Chaikin
  • Patent number: 9990197
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention for memory management in secure enclaves are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction unit and an execution unit. The instruction unit is to receive a first instruction and a second instruction. The execution unit is to execute the first instruction, wherein execution of the first instruction includes allocating a page in an enclave page cache to a secure enclave. The execution unit is also to execute the second instruction, wherein execution of the second instruction includes confirming the allocation of the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rebekah Leslie-Hurd, Carlos V. Rozas, Vincent R. Scarlata, Simon P. Johnson, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Barry E. Huntley, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Ittai Anati, Francis X. Mckeen, Michael A. Goldsmith, Ilya Alexandrovich, Alex Berenzon, Wesley H. Smith, Gilbert Neiger
  • Patent number: 9940456
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a processor coupled to memory to perform operations comprising: creating a first trusted execution environment (TXE), in protected non-privileged user address space of the memory, which makes a first measurement for at least one of first data and first executable code and which encrypts the first measurement with a persistent first hardware based encryption key while the first measurement is within the first TXE; creating a second TXE, in the non-privileged user address space, which makes a second measurement for at least one of second data and second executable code; creating a third TXE in the non-privileged user address space; creating a first secure communication channel between the first and third TXEs and a second secure communication channel between the second and third TXEs; and communicating the first measurement between the first and third TXEs via the first secure communication channel. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nadav Nesher, Alex Berenzon, Baruch Chaikin
  • Publication number: 20170351515
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention for memory management in secure enclaves are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction unit and an execution unit. The instruction unit is to receive a first instruction and a second instruction. The execution unit is to execute the first instruction, wherein execution of the first instruction includes allocating a page in an enclave page cache to a secure enclave. The execution unit is also to execute the second instruction, wherein execution of the second instruction includes confirming the allocation of the page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Rebekah Leslie-Hurd, Carlos V. Rozas, Vincent R. Scarlata, Simon P. Johnson, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Barry E. Huntley, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Ittai Anati, Francis X. Mckeen, Michael A. Goldsmith, Ilya Alexandrovich, Alex Berenzon, Wesley H. Smith, Gilbert Neiger
  • Patent number: 9766889
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention for memory management in secure enclaves are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction unit and an execution unit. The instruction unit is to receive a first instruction and a second instruction. The execution unit is to execute the first instruction, wherein execution of the first instruction includes allocating a page in an enclave page cache to a secure enclave. The execution unit is also to execute the second instruction, wherein execution of the second instruction includes confirming the allocation of the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rebekah Leslie-Hurd, Carlos V. Rozas, Vincent R. Scarlata, Simon P. Johnson, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Barry E. Huntley, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Ittai Anati, Francis X. Mckeen, Michael A. Goldsmith, Ilya Alexandrovich, Alex Berenzon, Wesley H. Smith, Gilbert Neiger
  • Patent number: 9747102
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention for memory management in secure enclaves are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction unit and an execution unit. The instruction unit is to receive a first instruction and a second instruction. The execution unit is to execute the first instruction, wherein execution of the first instruction includes allocating a page in an enclave page cache to a secure enclave. The execution unit is also to execute the second instruction, wherein execution of the second instruction includes confirming the allocation of the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rebekah Leslie, Carlos V. Rozas, Vincent R. Scarlata, Simon P. Johnson, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Barry E. Huntley, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Ittai Anati, Francis X. Mckeen, Michael A. Goldsmith, Ilya Alexandrovich, Alex Berenzon, Wesley H. Smith, Gilbert G. Neiger
  • Patent number: 9720843
    Abstract: A processor of an aspect includes operation mode check logic to determine whether to allow an attempted access to an operation mode and access type protected memory based on an operation mode that is to indicate whether the attempted access is by an on-die processor logic. Access type check logic is to determine whether to allow the attempted access to the operation mode and access type protected memory based on an access type of the attempted access to the operation mode and access type protected memory. Protection logic is coupled with the operation mode check logic and is coupled with the access type check logic. The protection logic is to deny the attempted access to the operation mode and access type protected memory if at least one of the operation mode check logic and the access type check logic determines not to allow the attempted access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gur Hildesheim, Shlomo Raikin, Ittai Anati, Gideon Gerzon, Hisham Shafi, Alex Berenzon, Geoffrey S. Strongin, Iris Sorani
  • Patent number: 9690704
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention for paging in secure enclaves are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction unit and an execution unit. The instruction unit is to receive a first instruction. The execution unit is to execute the first instruction, wherein execution of the first instruction includes evicting a first page from an enclave page cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Francis X. Mckeen, Michael A. Goldsmith, Barry E. Huntley, Simon P. Johnson, Rebekah Leslie-Hurd, Carlos V. Rozas, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Vincent R. Scarlata, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Wesley H. Smith, Ittai Anati, Ilya Alexandrovich, Alex Berenzon, Gilbert Neiger
  • Publication number: 20170024317
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention for paging in secure enclaves are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction unit and an execution unit. The instruction unit is to receive a first instruction. The execution unit is to execute the first instruction, wherein execution of the first instruction includes evicting a first page from an enclave page cache.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Francis X. Mckeen, Michael A. Goldsmith, Barry E. Huntley, Simon P. Johnson, Rebekah Leslie-Hurd, Carlos V. Rozas, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Vincent R. Scarlata, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Wesley H. Smith, Ittai Anati, Ilya Alexandrovich, Alex Berenzon, Gilbert Neiger
  • Publication number: 20160371191
    Abstract: Instructions and logic provide advanced paging capabilities for secure enclave page caches. Embodiments include multiple hardware threads or processing cores, a cache to store secure data for a shared page address allocated to a secure enclave accessible by the hardware threads. A decode stage decodes a first instruction specifying said shared page address as an operand, and execution units mark an entry corresponding to an enclave page cache mapping for the shared page address to block creation of a new translation for either of said first or second hardware threads to access the shared page. A second instruction is decoded for execution, the second instruction specifying said secure enclave as an operand, and execution units record hardware threads currently accessing secure data in the enclave page cache corresponding to the secure enclave, and decrement the recorded number of hardware threads when any of the hardware threads exits the secure enclave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: CARLOS V. ROZAS, ILYA ALEXANDROVICH, ITTAI ANATI, ALEX BERENZON, MICHAEL A. GOLDSMITH, BARRY E. HUNTLEY, ANTON IVANOV, SIMON P. JOHNSON, REBEKAH M. LESLIE-HURD, FRANCIS X. MCKEEN, GILBERT NEIGER, RINAT RAPPOPORT, SCOTT D. RODGERS, UDAY R. SAVAGAONKAR, VINCENT R. SCARLATA, VEDVYAS SHANBHOGUE, WESLEY H. SMITH, WILLIAM C. WOOD
  • Patent number: 9465946
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus, computer-implemented methods, systems, devices, and computer-readable media are described herein for identifying and encrypting a subset of a plurality of instructions, for execution in a more secure execution environment. In various embodiments, the subset may include a single entry point and a single exit point. In various embodiments, one or more instructions of the plurality of instructions that precede or follow the subset may be executed in a first execution environment with a first security level. In various embodiments, the subset may be executed in a second execution environment with a second security level that is more secure than the first security level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sergei Goffman, Alex Berenzon, Oron Lenz, Tevi Devor, Bo Zhang, Yoram Zahavi, Moshe Maor
  • Patent number: 9430384
    Abstract: Instructions and logic provide advanced paging capabilities for secure enclave page caches. Embodiments include multiple hardware threads or processing cores, a cache to store secure data for a shared page address allocated to a secure enclave accessible by the hardware threads. A decode stage decodes a first instruction specifying said shared page address as an operand, and execution units mark an entry corresponding to an enclave page cache mapping for the shared page address to block creation of a new translation for either of said first or second hardware threads to access the shared page. A second instruction is decoded for execution, the second instruction specifying said secure enclave as an operand, and execution units record hardware threads currently accessing secure data in the enclave page cache corresponding to the secure enclave, and decrement the recorded number of hardware threads when any of the hardware threads exits the secure enclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos V Rozas, Ilya Alexandrovich, Ittai Anati, Alex Berenzon, Michael A Goldsmith, Barry E Huntley, Anton Ivanov, Simon P Johnson, Rebekah M. Leslie-Hurd, Francis X. McKeen, Gilbert Neiger, Rinat Rappoport, Scott Dion Rodgers, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Vincent R. Scarlata, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Wesley H Smith, William Colin Wood
  • Publication number: 20160202976
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention for memory management in secure enclaves are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction unit and an execution unit. The instruction unit is to receive a first instruction and a second instruction. The execution unit is to execute the first instruction, wherein execution of the first instruction includes allocating a page in an enclave page cache to a secure enclave. The execution unit is also to execute the second instruction, wherein execution of the second instruction includes confirming the allocation of the page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rebekah Leslie-Hurd, Carlos V. Rozas, Vincent R. Scarlata, Simon P. Johnson, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Barry E. Huntley, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Ittai Anati, Francis X. Mckeen, Michael A. Goldsmith, Ilya Alexandrovich, Alex Berenzon, Wesley H. Smith, Gilbert Neiger
  • Publication number: 20160171248
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a processor coupled to memory to perform operations comprising: creating a first trusted execution environment (TXE), in protected non-privileged user address space of the memory, which makes a first measurement for at least one of first data and first executable code and which encrypts the first measurement with a persistent first hardware based encryption key while the first measurement is within the first TXE; creating a second TXE, in the non-privileged user address space, which makes a second measurement for at least one of second data and second executable code; creating a third TXE in the non-privileged user address space; creating a first secure communication channel between the first and third TXEs and a second secure communication channel between the second and third TXEs; and communicating the first measurement between the first and third TXEs via the first secure communication channel. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Nadav Nesher, Alex Berenzon, Baruch Chaikin
  • Patent number: 9355262
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention for modifying memory permissions in a secure processing environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction unit and an execution unit. The instruction unit is to receive an instruction to modify access permissions for a page in a secure enclave. The execution unit is to execute the instruction. Execution of the instruction includes setting new access permissions in an enclave page cache map entry. Furthermore, the page is immediately accessible from inside the secure enclave according to the new access permissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rebekah Leslie-Hurd, Ilya Alexandrovich, Ittai Anati, Alex Berenzon, Michael Goldsmith, Simon Johnson, Francis McKeen, Carlos Rozas, Uday Savagaonkar, Vincent Scarlata, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Wesley Smith