Patents by Inventor David W. Grawrock

David W. Grawrock 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: 20130283369
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor can enforce a blacklist and validate, according to a multi-phase lockstep integrity protocol, a device coupled to the processor. Such enforcement may prevent the device from accessing one or more resources of a system prior to the validation. The blacklist may include a list of devices that have not been validated according to the multi-phase lockstep integrity protocol. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Geoffrey S. Strongin, Willard M. Wiseman, David W. Grawrock
  • Publication number: 20130254905
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method includes verifying a master processor of a system; validating a trusted agent with the master processor if the master processor is verified; and launching the trusted agent on a plurality of processors of the system if the trusted agent is validated. After execution of such a trusted agent, a secure kernel may then be launched, in certain embodiments. The system may be a multiprocessor server system having a partially or fully connected topology with arbitrary point-to-point interconnects, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: John H. Wilson, Ioannis T. Schoinas, Mazin S. Yousif, Linda J. Rankin, David W. Grawrock, Robert J. Greiner, James A. Sutton, Kushagra Vaid, Williard M. Wiseman
  • Patent number: 8516551
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor can enforce a blacklist and validate, according to a multi-phase lockstep integrity protocol, a device coupled to the processor. Such enforcement may prevent the device from accessing one or more resources of a system prior to the validation. The blacklist may include a list of devices that have not been validated according to the multi-phase lockstep integrity protocol. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Geoffrey S. Strongin, Willard M. Wiseman, David W. Grawrock
  • Publication number: 20130205127
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for initiating secure operations in a microprocessor system is described. In one embodiment, one initiating logical processor initiates the process by halting the execution of the other logical processors, and then loading initialization and secure virtual machine monitor software into memory. The initiating processor then loads the initialization software into secure memory for authentication and execution. The initialization software then authenticates and registers the secure virtual machine monitor software prior to secure system operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: James A. Sutton, II, David W. Grawrock
  • Patent number: 8464048
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method includes verifying a master processor of a system; validating a trusted agent with the master processor if the master processor is verified; and launching the trusted agent on a plurality of processors of the system if the trusted agent is validated. After execution of such a trusted agent, a secure kernel may then be launched, in certain embodiments. The system may be a multiprocessor server system having a partially or fully connected topology with arbitrary point-to-point interconnects, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Wilson, Ioannis T. Schoinas, Mazin S. Yousif, Linda J. Rankin, David W. Grawrock, Robert J. Greiner, James A. Sutton, Kushagra Vaid, Willard M. Wiseman
  • Publication number: 20120239906
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method includes verifying a master processor of a system; validating a trusted agent with the master processor if the master processor is verified; and launching the trusted agent on a plurality of processors of the system if the trusted agent is validated. After execution of such a trusted agent, a secure kernel may then be launched, in certain embodiments. The system may be a multiprocessor server system having a partially or fully connected topology with arbitrary point-to-point interconnects, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: John H. Wilson, Ioannis T. Schoinas, Mazin S. Yousif, Linda J. Rankin, David W. Grawrock, Robert J. Greiner, James A. Sutton, Kushagra Vaid, Willard M. Wiseman
  • Publication number: 20120216025
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for initiating secure operations in a microprocessor system is described. In one embodiment, one initiating logical processor initiates the process by halting the execution of the other logical processors, and then loading initialization and secure virtual machine monitor software into memory. The initiating processor then loads the initialization software into secure memory for authentication and execution. The initialization software then authenticates and registers the secure virtual machine monitor software prior to secure system operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: James A. Sutton, II, David W. Grawrock
  • Patent number: 8250364
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method includes verifying an initiating logical processor of a system; validating a trusted agent with the initiating logical processor if the initiating logical processor is verified; and launching the trusted agent on a plurality of processors of the system if the trusted agent is validated. After execution of such a trusted agent, a secure kernel may then be launched, in certain embodiments. The system may be a multiprocessor server system having a partially or fully connected topology with arbitrary point-to-point interconnects, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Wilson, Ioannis T. Schoinas, Mazin S. Yousif, Linda J. Rankin, David W. Grawrock, Robert J. Greiner, James A. Sutton, Kushagra Vaid, Willard M. Wiseman
  • Patent number: 8185734
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for initiating secure operations in a microprocessor system is described. In one embodiment, one initiating logical processor initiates the process by halting the execution of the other logical processors, and then loading initialization and secure virtual machine monitor software into memory. The initiating processor then loads the initialization software into secure memory for authentication and execution. The initialization software then authenticates and registers the secure virtual machine monitor software prior to secure system operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Sutton, II, David W. Grawrock
  • Patent number: 8161280
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method includes verifying a master processor of a system; validating a trusted agent with the master processor if the master processor is verified; and launching the trusted agent on a plurality of processors of the system if the trusted agent is validated. After execution of such a trusted agent, a secure kernel may then be launched, in certain embodiments. The system may be a multiprocessor server system having a partially or fully connected topology with arbitrary point-to-point interconnects, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Wilson, Ioannis T. Schoinas, Mazin S. Yousif, Linda J. Rankin, David W. Grawrock, Robert J. Greiner, James A. Sutton, Kushagra Vaid, Willard M. Wiseman
  • Publication number: 20120030730
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor can enforce a blacklist and validate, according to a multi-phase lockstep integrity protocol, a device coupled to the processor. Such enforcement may prevent the device from accessing one or more resources of a system prior to the validation. The blacklist may include a list of devices that have not been validated according to the multi-phase lockstep integrity protocol. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Ned M. SMITH, Vedvyas SHANBHOGUE, Geoffrey S. STRONGIN, Willard M. WISEMAN, David W. GRAWROCK
  • Patent number: 7945786
    Abstract: A processing system features random access memory (RAM), a processor, and a trusted platform module (TPM). When the processing system enters a sleep mode during which the RAM is to stay powered, the processing system may measuring a VMM and one or more secure VMs in the processing system. However, the processing system may not measure or encrypt all of system memory. Upon resuming from sleep, the processing system may verify the measurements, to ensure that the VMM and secure VMs have not been tampered with. Other steps may include sealing encryption keys to the TPM, while preserving the blobs in memory. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Alok Kumar, Minal B. Patel, Kuo-Lang Tseng, Ramesh M. Thomas, Madhukar Tallam, Aneet Chopra, Ned M. Smith, David W. Grawrock, David Champagne
  • Publication number: 20100281255
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method includes verifying a master processor of a system; validating a trusted agent with the master processor if the master processor is verified; and launching the trusted agent on a plurality of processors of the system if the trusted agent is validated. After execution of such a trusted agent, a secure kernel may then be launched, in certain embodiments. The system may be a multiprocessor server system having a partially or fully connected topology with arbitrary point-to-point interconnects, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: John H. Wilson, Ioannis T. Schoinas, Mazin S. Yousif, Linda J. Rankin, David W. Grawrock, Robert J. Greiner, James A. Sutton, Kushagra Vaid, Willard M. Wiseman
  • Publication number: 20100262823
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method includes verifying an initiating logical processor of a system; validating a trusted agent with the initiating logical processor if the initiating logical processor is verified; and launching the trusted agent on a plurality of processors of the system if the trusted agent is validated. After execution of such a trusted agent, a secure kernel may then be launched, in certain embodiments. The system may be a multiprocessor server system having a partially or fully connected topology with arbitrary point-to-point interconnects, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: John H. Wilson, Ioannis T. Schoinas, Mazin S. Yousif, Linda J. Rankin, David W. Grawrock, Robert J. Greiner, James A. Sutton, Kushagra Vaid, Willard M. Wiseman
  • Patent number: 7792303
    Abstract: Delivering a Direct Proof private key to a device installed in a client computer system in the field may be accomplished in a secure manner without requiring significant non-volatile storage in the device. A unique pseudo-random value is generated and stored in the device at manufacturing time. The pseudo-random value is used to generate a symmetric key for encrypting a data structure holding a Direct Proof private key and a private key digest associated with the device. The resulting-encrypted data structure is stored on a removable storage medium (such as a CD), and distributed to the owner of the client computer system. When the device is initialized on the client computer system, the system checks if a localized encrypted data structure is present in the system. If not, the system obtains the associated encrypted data structure from the removable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ernie F. Brickell, James A. Sutton, II, Clifford D. Hall, David W. Grawrock
  • Patent number: 7774600
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method includes verifying an initiating logical processor of a system; validating a trusted agent with the initiating logical processor if the initiating logical processor is verified; and launching the trusted agent on a plurality of processors of the system if the trusted agent is validated. After execution of such a trusted agent, a secure kernel may then be launched, in certain embodiments. The system may be a multiprocessor server system having a partially or fully connected topology with arbitrary point-to-point interconnects, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Wilson, Ioannis T. Schoinas, Mazin S. Yousif, Linda J. Rankin, David W. Grawrock, Robert J. Greiner, James A. Sutton, Kushagra Vaid, Willard M. Wiseman
  • Patent number: 7770005
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method includes verifying an initiating logical processor of a system; validating a trusted agent with the initiating logical processor if the initiating logical processor is verified; and launching the trusted agent on a plurality of processors of the system if the trusted agent is validated. After execution of such a trusted agent, a secure kernel may then be launched, in certain embodiments. The system may be a multiprocessor server system having a partially or fully connected topology with arbitrary point-to-point interconnects, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Wilson, Ioannis T. Schoinas, Mazin S. Yousif, Linda J. Rankin, David W. Grawrock, Robert J. Greiner, James A. Sutton, Kushagra Vaid, Willard M. Wiseman
  • Patent number: 7757081
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method includes verifying an initiating logical processor of a system; validating a trusted agent with the initiating logical processor if the initiating logical processor is verified; and launching the trusted agent on a plurality of processors of the system if the trusted agent is validated. After execution of such a trusted agent, a secure kernel may then be launched, in certain embodiments. The system may be a multiprocessor server system having a partially or fully connected topology with arbitrary point-to-point interconnects, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Wilson, Ioannis T. Schoinas, Mazin S. Yousif, Linda J. Rankin, David W. Grawrock, Robert J. Greiner, James A. Sutton, Kushagra Vaid, Willard M. Wiseman
  • Publication number: 20100150351
    Abstract: Delivering a Direct Proof private key to a device installed in a client computer system in the field may be accomplished in a secure manner without requiring significant non-volatile storage in the device. A unique pseudo-random value is generated and stored in the device at manufacturing time. The pseudo-random value is used to generate a symmetric key for encrypting a data structure holding a Direct Proof private key and a private key digest associated with the device. The resulting encrypted data structure is stored on a protected on-liner server accessible by the client computer system. When the device is initialized on the client computer system, the system checks if a localized encrypted data structure is present in the system. If not, the system obtains the associated encrypted data structure from the protected on-line server using a secure protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: James A. Sutton, II, Ernie F. Brickell, Clifford D. Hall, David W. Grawrock
  • Patent number: 7725713
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method includes verifying an initiating logical processor of a system; validating a trusted agent with the initiating logical processor if the initiating logical processor is verified; and launching the trust agent on a plurality of processors of the system if the trusted agent is validated. After execution of such a trusted agent, a secure kernel may then be launched, in certain embodiments. The system may be a multiprocessor server system having a partially or fully connected topology with arbitrary point-to-point interconnects, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Wilson, Ioannis T. Schoinas, Mazin S. Yousif, Linda J. Rankin, David W. Grawrock, Robert J. Greiner, James A. Sutton, Kushagra Vaid, Willard M. Wiseman