Patents by Inventor Dallas B. De Atley

Dallas B. De Atley 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: 10372932
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods, devices and systems for securely generating, sealing, and restoring factory-generated calibration and provisioning data for an electronic device are described, in which calibration and provisioning data for an electronic device are generated in a distributed manner and stored on a storage system. The calibration data can be retrieved from the storage system during device assembly and finalized calibration and provisioning data for each electronic device can be stored to the storage system. In one embodiment, a sealing server, to attest to the authenticity of the factory generated data, seals the finalized calibration data. In one embodiment, an electronic device can access a data store containing the factory-generated data and can update or restore calibration or provisioning data for the device from the data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Mensch, Jason D. Gosnell, Jerrold V. Hauck, Muralidhar S. Vempaty, Dallas B. De Atley
  • Publication number: 20190227784
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a system and method for secure delivery of assets to a trusted device. Multiple levels of verification are implemented to enable components of a software update and asset delivery system to verify other components within the system. Furthermore, updates are provided only to client devices that are authorized to receive such updates. In one embodiment, the specific assets provided to a client device during a software update can be tailored to the client device, such that individual client devices can receive updated versions of software asset at a faster or slower rate than mass market devices. For example, developer or beta tester devices can receive pre-release assets, while enterprise devices can receive updates at a slower rate relative to mass market devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Dallas B. De Atley, Bailey E. Basile, Venkat V. Memula, Thomas P. Mensch, Robert M. Marini, David P. Remahl, Kelsey J. Skillman, Edward E. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20190182041
    Abstract: A method of restoring confidential information items of a first device to a second device by using a set of servers. The method generates a public and private key pair and ties the private key to the hash of executable code of the servers at the time of generating the public and private keys. The method receives the encrypted confidential information items in a secure object which is encrypted with a user-specific key and the public key. The method only provides the confidential information to the second device when the second device provides the same user-specific key as the key that encrypts the secure object and the hash of the executable code of the servers at the time of accessing the private key to decrypt the secure object matches the hash of the executable code running on the servers at the time of generating the private key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Dallas B. DE ATLEY, Jerrold V. HAUCK, Mitchell D. ADLER
  • Patent number: 10218685
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program which when executed by at least one processing unit of a device synchronizes a set of keychains stored on the device with a set of other devices. The device and the set of other devices are communicatively coupled to one another through a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. The program receives a modification to a keychain in the set of keychains stored on the device. The program generates an update request for each device in the set of other devices in order to synchronize the set of keychains stored on device with the set of other devices. The program transmits through the P2P network the set of update requests to the set of other devices over a set of separate, secure communication channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael Brouwer, Dallas B. De Atley, Mitchell D. Adler
  • Patent number: 10153900
    Abstract: A method of restoring confidential information items of a first device to a second device by using a set of servers. The method generates a public and private key pair and ties the private key to the hash of executable code of the servers at the time of generating the public and private keys. The method receives the encrypted confidential information items in a secure object which is encrypted with a user-specific key and the public key. The method only provides the confidential information to the second device when the second device provides the same user-specific key as the key that encrypts the secure object and the hash of the executable code of the servers at the time of accessing the private key to decrypt the secure object matches the hash of the executable code running on the servers at the time of generating the private key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dallas B. De Atley, Jerrold V. Hauck, Mitchell D. Adler
  • Publication number: 20180225226
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide, for a particular device in a set of related devices, a method for backing up data synchronized between the set of related devices. The method stores the backup data encrypted with a set of data encryption keys. The method also stores the set of data encryption keys encrypted with a master recovery key. The method also stores several copies of master recovery key data, each copy of the master recovery key data encrypted with a public key of a different one of the related devices. The backup data is only recoverable by accessing a private key of any one of the related devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Michael D. Ford, Jerrold V. Hauck, Matthew G. Watson, Mitchell D. Adler, Dallas B. De Atley, James Wilson
  • Patent number: 9904629
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide, for a particular device in a set of related devices, a method for backing up data synchronized between the set of related devices. The method stores the backup data encrypted with a set of data encryption keys. The method also stores the set of data encryption keys encrypted with a master recovery key. The method also stores several copies of master recovery key data, each copy of the master recovery key data encrypted with a public key of a different one of the related devices. The backup data is only recoverable by accessing a private key of any one of the related devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. Ford, Jerrold V. Hauck, Matthew G. Watson, Mitchell D. Adler, Dallas B. De Atley, James Wilson
  • Publication number: 20180034632
    Abstract: A method of restoring confidential information items of a first device to a second device by using a set of servers. The method generates a public and private key pair and ties the private key to the hash of executable code of the servers at the time of generating the public and private keys. The method receives the encrypted confidential information items in a secure object which is encrypted with a user-specific key and the public key. The method only provides the confidential information to the second device when the second device provides the same user-specific key as the key that encrypts the secure object and the hash of the executable code of the servers at the time of accessing the private key to decrypt the secure object matches the hash of the executable code running on the servers at the time of generating the private key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Dallas B. De Atley, Jerrold V. Hauck, Mitchell D. Adler
  • Patent number: 9842062
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide, for a particular device in a set of related devices, a method for backing up data synchronized between the devices. The method receives a command to create a backup for a subset of data synchronized between a subset of the devices, which is a subset of all data synchronized between the devices. The method identifies the subset of synchronization data from the set of all synchronization data. The subset of synchronization data is tagged as pertaining to a particular set of criteria for synchronization between only the subset of devices. The method stores a backup of the subset of synchronization data in a backup storage encrypted in such a way that requires a recovery key associated with any one of the devices in the subset of devices to access the backup while preventing access to the backup with recovery keys of any of the other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. Ford, Jerrold V. Hauck, Matthew G. Watson, Mitchell D. Adler, Dallas B. De Atley, James Wilson
  • Patent number: 9825762
    Abstract: A method of restoring confidential information items of a first device to a second device by using a set of servers. The method generates a public and private key pair and ties the private key to the hash of executable code of the servers at the time of generating the public and private keys. The method receives the encrypted confidential information items in a secure object which is encrypted with a user-specific key and the public key. The method only provides the confidential information to the second device when the second device provides the same user-specific key as the key that encrypts the secure object and the hash of the executable code of the servers at the time of accessing the private key to decrypt the secure object matches the hash of the executable code running on the servers at the time of generating the private key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Dallas B. De Atley, Jerrold V. Hauck, Mitchell D. Adler
  • Patent number: 9710673
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a program that synchronizes a keychain stored on a device with a set of other devices. The keychain includes a set of keychain items. The program receives (1) a list of keychain items for updating the keychain stored on the device and (2) data representing the keychain items specified in the list of keychain items. For each keychain item in the list of keychain items, the program updates the keychain stored on the device with the data that represents the keychain item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael Brouwer, Dallas B. De Atley, Mitchell D. Adler
  • Publication number: 20170185794
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods, devices and systems for securely generating, sealing, and restoring factory-generated calibration and provisioning data for an electronic device are described, in which calibration and provisioning data for an electronic device are generated in a distributed manner and stored on a storage system. The calibration data can be retrieved from the storage system during device assembly and finalized calibration and provisioning data for each electronic device can be stored to the storage system. In one embodiment, a sealing server, to attest to the authenticity of the factory generated data, seals the finalized calibration data. In one embodiment, an electronic device can access a data store containing the factory-generated data and can update or restore calibration or provisioning data for the device from the data store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas P. Mensch, Jason D. Gosnell, Jerrold V. Hauck, Muralidhar S. Vempaty, Dallas B. De Atley
  • Patent number: 9684801
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a program that provides data protection for a device when synchronizing a set of keychains stored on the device with a set of other devices. The program receives keychain data for synchronizing the set of keychains stored on the device with the set of other devices. The keychain data is specified as belonging to a protection domain. The program determines whether a set of conditions defined for the protection domain is satisfied. When the set of conditions is determined as satisfied, the program allows access to the keychain data in order to process the keychain data and synchronize the set of keychains stored on the device with the set of other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael Brouwer, Dallas B. De Atley, Mitchell D. Adler
  • Publication number: 20170048066
    Abstract: A method of restoring confidential information items of a first device to a second device by using a set of servers. The method generates a public and private key pair and ties the private key to the hash of executable code of the servers at the time of generating the public and private keys. The method receives the encrypted confidential information items in a secure object which is encrypted with a user-specific key and the public key. The method only provides the confidential information to the second device when the second device provides the same user-specific key as the key that encrypts the secure object and the hash of the executable code of the servers at the time of accessing the private key to decrypt the secure object matches the hash of the executable code running on the servers at the time of generating the private key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Dallas B. De Atley, Jerrold V. Hauck, Mitchell D. Adler
  • Publication number: 20170011234
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a program that synchronizes a keychain stored on a device with a set of other devices. The keychain includes a set of keychain items. The program receives (1) a list of keychain items for updating the keychain stored on the device and (2) data representing the keychain items specified in the list of keychain items. For each keychain item in the list of keychain items, the program updates the keychain stored on the device with the data that represents the keychain item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Brouwer, Dallas B. De Atley, Mitchell D. Adler
  • Patent number: 9542558
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods, devices and systems for securely generating, sealing, and restoring factory-generated calibration and provisioning data for an electronic device are described, in which calibration and provisioning data for an electronic device are generated in a distributed manner and stored on a storage system. The calibration data can be retrieved from the storage system during device assembly and finalized calibration and provisioning data for each electronic device can be stored to the storage system. In one embodiment, a sealing server, to attest to the authenticity of the factory-generated data, seals the finalized calibration data. In one embodiment, an electronic device can access a data store containing the factory-generated data and can update or restore calibration or provisioning data for the device from the data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Mensch, Jason D. Gosnell, Jerrold V. Hauck, Muralidhar S. Vempaty, Dallas B. De Atley
  • Publication number: 20160352518
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide, for a particular device in a set of related devices, a method for backing up data synchronized between the set of related devices. The method stores the backup data encrypted with a set of data encryption keys. The method also stores the set of data encryption keys encrypted with a master recovery key. The method also stores several copies of master recovery key data, each copy of the master recovery key data encrypted with a public key of a different one of the related devices. The backup data is only recoverable by accessing a private key of any one of the related devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Michael D. Ford, Jerrold V. Hauck, Matthew G. Watson, Mitchell D. Adler, Dallas B. De Atley, James Wilson
  • Publication number: 20160350238
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide, for a particular device in a set of related devices, a method for backing up data synchronized between the devices. The method receives a command to create a backup for a subset of data synchronized between a subset of the devices, which is a subset of all data synchronized between the devices. The method identifies the subset of synchronization data from the set of all synchronization data. The subset of synchronization data is tagged as pertaining to a particular set of criteria for synchronization between only the subset of devices. The method stores a backup of the subset of synchronization data in a backup storage encrypted in such a way that requires a recovery key associated with any one of the devices in the subset of devices to access the backup while preventing access to the backup with recovery keys of any of the other devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Michael D. Ford, Jerrold V. Hauck, Matthew G. Watson, Mitchell D. Adler, Dallas B. De Atley, James Wilson
  • Patent number: 9479583
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a program that synchronizes a keychain stored on a device with a set of other devices. The keychain includes a set of keychain items. The program receives (1) a list of keychain items for updating the keychain stored on the device and (2) data representing the keychain items specified in the list of keychain items. For each keychain item in the list of keychain items, the program updates the keychain stored on the device with the data that represents the keychain item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael Brouwer, Dallas B. De Atley, Mitchell D. Adler
  • Publication number: 20160308674
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a program that provides data protection for a device when synchronizing a set of keychains stored on the device with a set of other devices. The program receives keychain data for synchronizing the set of keychains stored on the device with the set of other devices. The keychain data is specified as belonging to a protection domain. The program determines whether a set of conditions defined for the protection domain is satisfied. When the set of conditions is determined as satisfied, the program allows access to the keychain data in order to process the keychain data and synchronize the set of keychains stored on the device with the set of other devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Brouwer, Dallas B. De Atley, Mitchell D. Adler