Patents by Inventor Andrew F. Glew

Andrew F. Glew 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).

  • Publication number: 20130036464
    Abstract: A processor can be used to ensure that program code can only be used for a designed purpose and not exploited by malware. Embodiments of an illustrative processor can comprise logic operable to execute a program instruction and to distinguish whether the program instruction is a legitimate branch instruction or a non-legitimate branch instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew F. Glew, Daniel A. Gerrity, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Publication number: 20130036314
    Abstract: Embodiments of memory devices, computer systems, security apparatus, data handling systems, and the like, and associated methods facilitate security in a system incorporating the concept of a security perimeter which combines cryptographic and physical security. The memory device can comprise a memory operable to store information communicated with a processor, and a logic operable to create at least one cryptographic security perimeter enclosing at least one selected region of the memory and operable to manage information communication between the processor and the at least one selected region of the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew F. Glew, Daniel A. Gerrity, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Publication number: 20130024937
    Abstract: A method operable in a computing device adapted for handling security risk can use taint accumulation to detect intrusion. The method can comprise receiving a plurality of taint indicators indicative of potential security risk from a plurality of distinct sources at distinct times, and accumulating the plurality of taint indicators independently using a corresponding plurality of distinct accumulation functions. Security risk can be assessed according to a risk assessment function that is cumulative of the plurality of taint indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew F. Glew, Daniel A. Gerrity, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Publication number: 20130024676
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a processor in accordance with the present disclosure is operable to enforce control flow integrity. For examiner, a processor may comprise logic operable to execute a control flow integrity instruction specified to verify changes in control flow and respond to verification failure by at least one of a trap or an exception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew F. Glew, Daniel A. Gerrity, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Publication number: 20120054380
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for opportunistic improvement of Memory Mapped Input/Output (MMIO) request handling (e.g., based on target reporting of space requirements) are described. In one embodiment, logic in a processor may detect one or more bits in a message that is to be transmitted from an input/output (I/O) device. The one or more bits may indicate memory mapped I/O (MMIO) information corresponding to one or more attributes of the I/O device. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: David J. Harriman, Andrew F. Glew
  • Patent number: 8055805
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for opportunistic improvement of Memory Mapped Input/Output (MMIO) request handling (e.g., based on target reporting of space requirements) are described. In one embodiment, logic in a processor may detect one or more bits in a message that is to be transmitted from an input/output (I/O) device. The one or more bits may indicate memory mapped I/O (MMIO) information corresponding to one or more attributes of the I/O device. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Harriman, Andrew F. Glew
  • Publication number: 20110258419
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a pipeline to execute instructions out-of-order, where the pipeline has front-end stages, execution units, and back-end stages, and the execution units are coupled between dispatch ports of the front-end stages and writeback ports of the back-end stages. Further, a reconfigurable logic is coupled between one of the dispatch ports and one of the writeback ports. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Andrew F. Glew
  • Patent number: 7996656
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a pipeline to execute instructions out-of-order, where the pipeline has front-end stages, execution units, and back-end stages, and the execution units are coupled between dispatch ports of the front-end stages and writeback ports of the back-end stages. Further, a reconfigurable logic is coupled between one of the dispatch ports and one of the writeback ports to perform specialized operations or handle instructions that are not part of an instruction set architecture (ISA) used by the pipeline. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew F. Glew
  • Publication number: 20110078389
    Abstract: A set of default registers of a processor are expanded into metadata registers on the processor of a computer system. The default registers having stored thereon data, while metadata which is related to the data is stored separately on the metadata registers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Baiju V. Patel, Rajeev Gopalakrishna, Andrew F. Glew, Robert J. Kushlis, Don Alan Van Dyke, Joseph Frank Cihula, Asit K. Mallick, James B. Crossland, Gilbert Neiger, Scott Dion Rodgers, Martin Guy Dixon, Mark Jay Charney, Jocob Gottlieb
  • Publication number: 20100250792
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for opportunistic improvement of Memory Mapped Input/Output (MMIO) request handling (e.g., based on target reporting of space requirements) are described. In one embodiment, logic in a processor may detect one or more bits in a message that is to be transmitted from an input/output (I/O) device. The one or more bits may indicate memory mapped I/O (MMIO) information corresponding to one or more attributes of the I/O device. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: David J. Harriman, Andrew F. Glew
  • Publication number: 20090083518
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a pipeline to execute instructions out-of-order, where the pipeline has front-end stages, execution units, and back-end stages, and the execution units are coupled between dispatch ports of the front-end stages and writeback ports of the back-end stages. Further, a reconfigurable logic is coupled between one of the dispatch ports and one of the writeback ports. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Andrew F. Glew
  • Patent number: 7308576
    Abstract: An authenticated code module comprises a value that attests to the authenticity of the module. The value is encrypted with a key corresponding to a key of a computing device that is to execute the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew F. Glew, James A. Sutton, Lawrence O. Smith, David W. Grawrock, Gilbert Neiger, Michael A. Kozuch
  • Patent number: 7149882
    Abstract: A processor with instructions to operate on different data types stored in a single logical register file. According to one embodiment of the invention, a processor includes a number of physical registers, a memory unit, and a decode/execution unit. The memory unit is to make the number of physical registers appear to software as a single software-visible register file. The decode/execution unit is to execute on the contents of the single software-visible register file instructions of a first instruction type and of a second instruction type, wherein the single software-visible register file is to be operated as a flat register file during execution of instructions of the second instruction type and as a stack referenced register file during execution of instructions of the first instruction type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew F. Glew, Larry M. Mennemeier, Alexander D. Peleg, David Bistry, Millind Mittal, Carole Dulong, Eiichi Kowashi, Benny Eitan, Derrik Lin, Romamohan R. Vakkalagadda
  • Publication number: 20040210741
    Abstract: A processor with instructions to operate on different data types stored in a single logical register file. According to one embodiment of the invention, a processor includes a number of physical registers, a memory unit, and a decode/execution unit. The memory unit is to make the number of physical registers appear to software as a single software-visible register file. The decode/execution unit is to execute on the contents of the single software-visible register file instructions of a first instruction type and of a second instruction type, wherein the single software-visible register file is to be operated as a flat register file during execution of instructions of the second instruction type and as a stack referenced register file during execution of instructions of the first instruction type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventors: Andrew F. Glew, Larry M. Mennemeier, Alexander D. Peleg, David Bistry, Millind Mittal, Carole Dulong, Eiichi Kowashi, Benny Eitan, Derrick Lin, Ramamohan R. Vakkalagadda
  • Patent number: 6792523
    Abstract: A processor with instructions to operate on different data types stored in a single logical register file. According to one aspect of the invention, a first set of instructions of a first instruction type operates on the contents of what at least logically appears to software as a single logical register file. The first set of instructions appears to access the single logical register file as a flat register file. In addition, a first instruction of a second instruction type operates on the logical register file. However, the first instruction appears to access the logical register file as a stack referenced register file. Furthermore, sometime between starting the execution of the first set of instructions and completing the execution of the first instruction, all tags in a set of tags indicating whether corresponding registers in the single logical register file are empty or non-empty are caused to indicate non-empty states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew F. Glew, Larry M. Menneneier, Alexander D. Peleg, David Bistry, Millind Mittal, Carole Dulong, Eiichi Kowashi, Benny Eitan, Derrik Lin, Romamohan R. Vakkalagadda
  • Patent number: 6678816
    Abstract: Method for producing a predetermined length page memory pointer record, according to a selected page size and a selected page address, the method including the procedures of: determining a dynamic location of a separator bit within the page memory pointer record, according to the selected page size and an initial page size, the initial page size being respective of the smallest page size in a given memory system, writing a predetermined value to the dynamic location, writing a sequence of values opposite to the predetermined value to selected page size bits of the page memory pointer record, when the selected page size is different than the initial page size, and writing the selected page address to selected page address bits of the page memory pointer record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ronny Ronen, Andrew F. Glew, Maury J. Bach, Robert Valentine, Richard A. Uhlig, Opher D. Kahn
  • Publication number: 20040003321
    Abstract: A system is initialized for operation in a protected operating environment by executing authenticated code that prepares various portions of the hardware for protection from non-trusted software. In one embodiment, initialization includes identifying and locking down specified areas of memory for protected processing, then placing trusted software into the specified areas of memory and validating the trusted software. In a particular embodiment, initialization may also include deriving and protectively storing identifying characteristics of the trusted software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventors: Andrew F. Glew, James A. Sutton, Lawrence O. Smith, David W. Grawrock, Gilbert Neiger, Michael A. Kozuch
  • Publication number: 20030229794
    Abstract: A system and method for permitting the execution of system management mode (SMM) code during secure operations in a microprocessor system is described. In one embodiment, the system management interrupt (SMI) may be first directed to a handler in a secured virtual machine monitor (SVMM). The SMI may then be re-directed to SMM code located in a virtual machine (VM) that is under the security control of the SVMM. This redirection may be accomplished by allowing the SVMM to read and write the system management (SM) base register in the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventors: James A. Sutton, David W. Grawrock, Richard A. Uhlig, David I. Poisner, Andrew F. Glew, Clifford D. Hall, Lawrence O. Smith, Gilbert Neiger, Michael A. Kozuch, Robert T. George, Bradley G. Burgess
  • Patent number: 6647482
    Abstract: Method for producing a predetermined length page memory pointer record, according to a selected page size and a selected page address, the method including the procedures of: determining a dynamic location of a separator bit within the page memory pointer record, according to the selected page size and an initial page size, the initial page size being respective of the smallest page size in a given memory system, writing a predetermined value to the dynamic location, writing a sequence of values opposite to the predetermined value to selected page size bits of the page memory pointer record, when the selected page size is different than the initial page size, and writing the selected page address to selected page address bits of the page memory pointer record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ronny Ronen, Andrew F. Glew, Maury J. Bach, Robert C. Valentine, Richard A. Uhlig, Opher D. Kahn
  • Publication number: 20030196065
    Abstract: Method for producing a predetermined length page memory pointer record, according to a selected page size and a selected page address, the method including the procedures of: determining a dynamic location of a separator bit within the page memory pointer record, according to the selected page size and an initial page size, the initial page size being respective of the smallest page size in a given memory system, writing a predetermined value to the dynamic location, writing a sequence of values opposite to the predetermined value to selected page size bits of the page memory pointer record, when the selected page size is different than the initial page size, and writing the selected page address to selected page address bits of the page memory pointer record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventors: Ronny Ronen, Andrew F. Glew, Maury J. Bach, Robert C. Valentine, Richard A. Uhlig, Opher D. Kahn