Patents by Inventor Ismael Rangel

Ismael Rangel 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: 20210292085
    Abstract: One example embodiment is adapted for use in facilitating collection and transport of memory devices, e.g., drives, motherboards, etc., e.g., for the purposes of subsequent destruction. The example embodiment has an outer bin, also called a garage or outer enclosure, within which is placed an inner bin with wheels. Once closed and locked, the outer bin has a door that can be opened so drives or other memory devices can be inserted. The drives then fall into the inner bin and, once sufficiently filled, the inner bin be easily wheeled out from the outer bin. The inner bin has its own locking lid that is secured when transporting the inner bin with the drives, e.g., to a destruction facility or area. Other features are provided as described below. Enhanced synergistic security features include use of multi-point locking latches to secure doors and lids, metal construction of the bins, and so on. The bins are sized to facilitate efficient collection and transport of potentially sensitive data center media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer Nelson, Michael Hunter, Ismael Rangel
  • Publication number: 20200218811
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with secure firmware update in a bare metal cloud environment are described. In one embodiment, a trusted device for causing a component of a computing device to accept a firmware update is presented. The device includes a management interface configured to receive a command that authorizes a firmware update to the component. The device further includes a recovery device logic that is configured to generate a signal configured to cause the component to enter a recovery mode. The recovery mode configures the component to accept the firmware update. The device also includes an interface of the device that is configured to pass the signal to the component to cause the component to enter the recovery mode and accept the firmware update.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jaime Ismael RANGEL-MARTINEZ, Paul MCMILLAN, Matthew L. KING
  • Publication number: 20200150886
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for secure sanitization of a storage device. A storage device can be configured to support an operational mode, into which the storage device is placed by default, and in which requests to cryptographically erase the storage device are rejected. The storage device can support a separate sanitization mode in which a request to cryptographically erase the storage device will be processed. Access to the sanitization mode can be restricted to trusted sources (such as a boot firmware of a computer connected to the storage device). The storage device can be configured to reject a command to place the storage device in the sanitization mode, unless the command is received during an initialization of the storage device. In at least some embodiments, the storage device can reject data access commands while it is in the sanitization mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Munif M. Farhan, Jaime Ismael Rangel Martinez
  • Patent number: 10572167
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for secure sanitization of a storage device. A storage device can be configured to support an operational mode, into which the storage device is placed by default, and in which requests to cryptographically erase the storage device are rejected. The storage device can support a separate sanitization mode in which a request to cryptographically erase the storage device will be processed. Access to the sanitization mode can be restricted to trusted sources (such as a boot firmware of a computer connected to the storage device). The storage device can be configured to reject a command to place the storage device in the sanitization mode, unless the command is received during an initialization of the storage device. In at least some embodiments, the storage device can reject data access commands while it is in the sanitization mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Munif M. Farhan, Jaime Ismael Rangel Martinez
  • Patent number: 10311224
    Abstract: A digital seal of a current configuration of a rack can be generated to authenticate that rack components within the rack remain unchanged during transport. At a manufacturing site, an agent can be executed so as to capture a plurality of device identifiers, which indicate what hardware or software components are present in the rack. A digital seal representing a current configuration of the rack can be generated using the device identifiers and stored at a secure location within the rack. When the rack is transported from one location to another, the digital seal of the rack travels with the rack. At a data center, the rack can be re-tested and a new measurement can be captured. The stored digital seal can be compared to the new measurement to ensure that the rack components have not been compromised during shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Munif M. Farhan, Jaime Ismael Rangel Martinez
  • Patent number: 10185509
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for secure sanitization of a storage device. A storage device can be configured to support an operational mode, into which the storage device is placed by default, and in which requests to cryptographically erase the storage device are rejected. The storage device can support a separate sanitization mode in which a request to cryptographically erase the storage device will be processed. Access to the sanitization mode can be restricted to trusted sources (such as a boot firmware of a computer connected to the storage device). The storage device can be configured to reject a command to place the storage device in the sanitization mode, unless the command is received during an initialization of the storage device. In at least some embodiments, the storage device can reject data access commands while it is in the sanitization mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Munif M. Farhan, Jaime Ismael Rangel Martinez