Patents by Inventor Jason Matthew YOUNG

Jason Matthew YOUNG 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: 11423180
    Abstract: Methods and system are provided for validating the secure assembly and delivery of an IHS (Information Handling System). During factory provisioning of the IHS, an inventory certificate is uploaded to the IHS, where the certificate includes an inventory of the hardware components installed during factory assembly of the IHS and also includes validation schemas the provide instructions for identifying hardware components of the IHS. Upon delivery of the assembled IHS, a validation process is initialized and the inventory certificate is retrieved. Based on the instructions set forth by the validation schemas, the validation process collects an inventory of the detected hardware components of the IHS. The instructions of the validation schemas are further used to compare the collected inventory against the inventory from the signed inventory certificate in order to validate the detected hardware components of the IHS as the same hardware components installed during factory assembly of the IHS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Matthew Young, A Anis Ahmed, Gowree Sankara Rao Kurmana
  • Publication number: 20220207463
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide methods for validating hardware modifications of an IHS (Information Handling System) by confirming that a hardware modification corresponds to a hardware component supplied for installation in the IHS by a trusted entity. During factory provisioning of an IHS, an inventory certificate that specifies the factory installed IHS hardware is uploaded to the IHS and is also stored for ongoing support of the IHS. Upon a hardware component being supplied for installation in the IHS by a trusted entity, the inventory of the stored inventory certificate is updated to identify the supplied component and the updated certificate is transmitted to the IHS. An inventory of detected hardware components of the IHS is compared against the inventory from the updated inventory certificate in order to validate the detected hardware of the IHS includes the component, supplied by the trusted entity, that is identified in the updated inventory certificate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Matthew Young, Marshal F. Savage, Mukund P. Khatri
  • Publication number: 20220207145
    Abstract: Embodiments support secure booting of an IHS (Information Handling System) based on validation of the secure assembly and delivery of the IHS. A validation process of the IHS is initialized that delays further booting of the IHS until detected hardware components of the IHS are validated. An inventory certificate is retrieved that was uploaded to the IHS during factory provisioning of the IHS. The inventory certificate includes an inventory that identifies hardware components installed during factory assembly of the IHS. A collected inventory of detected hardware components of the IHS is compared against the inventory from the inventory certificate in order to validate the detected hardware components of the IHS as the same hardware components installed during factory assembly of the IHS. When the comparison validates the detected hardware components of the IHS as only including factory assembled hardware, further booting of the IHS is allowed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Matthew Young, Marshal F. Savage, Mukund P. Khatri
  • Publication number: 20220207126
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide methods for validating secure assembly and delivery of an IHS (Information Handling System) by confirming that the detected hardware components of the IHS include only factory installed hardware components. During factory provisioning of an IHS, an inventory certificate is uploaded to the IHS, where the inventory certificate includes an inventory that identifies the hardware components installed during factory assembly of the IHS. An inventory is collected of the detected hardware components of the IHS. The collected inventory is compared against the inventory from the inventory certificate in order to validate the detected hardware components of the IHS as the same hardware components that were installed during factory assembly of the IHS. Embodiments provide a customer receiving an IHS with a capability of validating that a delivered IHS includes only factory installed hardware components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Matthew Young, Marshal F. Savage, Mukund P. Khatri
  • Publication number: 20220207474
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods for validating secure delivery of an IHS (Information Handling System) by confirming that the packages by which the IHS was delivered include only the packages used to ship the IHS from a factory or other trusted entity. During factory provisioning of the IHS, a shipping certificate is uploaded to the IHS, where the certificate includes shipping identifiers that are each associated with a package used to ship the IHS. Upon receiving packages by which the IHS has been shipped, shipping identifiers, such as bar codes and RFID codes, are collected from the received packages. The shipping identifiers collected from the received packages are compared against the shipping identifiers from the shipping certificate in order to validate the plurality of received packages as the same packages that were used to ship the IHS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Matthew Young, Marshal F. Savage, Mukund P. Khatri
  • Publication number: 20220207127
    Abstract: Embodiments support remote validation of the secure assembly and delivery of an IHS (Information Handling System). A validation process of the IHS initiates a remote management connection with a remote management console. The remote management console retrieves an inventory certificate generated during factory provisioning of the IHS and stored to the IHS and/or to a remote location. The inventory certificate includes an inventory identifying a plurality of hardware components installed during factory assembly of the IHS. The remote management console retrieves an inventory of detected hardware components of the IHS and compares the inventory of detected hardware components against the inventory from the inventory certificate in order to validate the detected hardware components of the IHS as the same hardware components installed during factory assembly of the IHS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Matthew Young, Marshal F. Savage, Mukund P. Khatri
  • Publication number: 20220207186
    Abstract: Embodiments validate the secure assembly and delivery of IHSs (Information Handling Systems) that are installed in a shared chassis, such as two 1RU (rack unit) servers installed in a shared 2RU chassis. An inventory certificate is retrieved that was uploaded to a first IHS of the IHSs installed in the shared chassis during factory provisioning of the first IHS. The inventory certificate specifies factory installed hardware components installed in each of the IHSs of the shared chassis. A validation process of the first IHS collects an inventory of hardware components detected by each of the IHSs of the shared chassis. The validation process compares the collected inventory of detected hardware components of the IHSs against the factory installed hardware components specified in the inventory certificate in order to validate the detected hardware components as the same hardware components installed during factory assembly of each of the IHSs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Matthew Young, Marshal F. Savage, Mukund P. Khatri
  • Publication number: 20220207185
    Abstract: Methods and system are provided for validating the secure assembly and delivery of an IHS (Information Handling System). During factory provisioning of the IHS, an inventory certificate is uploaded to the IHS, where the certificate includes an inventory of the hardware components installed during factory assembly of the IHS and also includes validation schemas the provide instructions for identifying hardware components of the IHS. Upon delivery of the assembled IHS, a validation process is initialized and the inventory certificate is retrieved. Based on the instructions set forth by the validation schemas, the validation process collects an inventory of the detected hardware components of the IHS. The instructions of the validation schemas are further used to compare the collected inventory against the inventory from the signed inventory certificate in order to validate the detected hardware components of the IHS as the same hardware components installed during factory assembly of the IHS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Matthew Young, A Anis Ahmed, Gowree Sankara Rao Kurmana
  • Publication number: 20220207125
    Abstract: Methods and system are provided for validating the secure assembly and delivery of an IHS (Information Handling System). During factory provisioning of the IHS, an inventory certificate is uploaded to the IHS. The certificate includes: an inventory of hardware components installed during factory assembly of the IHS, validation schemas the provide instructions for identifying the hardware components, and digital signatures used to confirm the integrity of the validation schemas. Upon delivery of the IHS, a validation process retrieves the inventory certificate and confirms the integrity of the validation schemas. Based on validation schema instructions, the validation process collects an inventory of the detected IHS hardware. The validation schema instructions are further used to compare the collected inventory against the inventory from the inventory certificate in order to validate the detected hardware components of the IHS as the same hardware components installed during factory assembly of the IHS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Matthew Young, A Anis Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20220129525
    Abstract: A method for verifying licenses is performed by a legacy management controller (LMC) and a non-legacy management controller (NLMC). The method includes obtaining, by the LMC, a first license installation request and a license, wherein the license comprises license data and a plurality of signatures; in response to the first license installation request: making a first determination, by the LMC, that a first signature of the plurality of signatures is valid; in response to the first determination: installing, by the LMC, the license on the LMC; obtaining, by the NLMC, a second license installation request and the license; in response to the second license installation request: making a second determination, by the NLMC, that a second signature of the plurality of signatures is valid; and in response to the second determination: installing, by the NLMC, the license on the NLMC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Jason Matthew Young, Marshal F. Savage
  • Patent number: 10713363
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may receive a digital signature, signed by a signing authority, for a request for utilization of an information handling system firmware application programming interface (API) of the information handling system firmware, signed based at least on information associated with a certificate signed by a certificate authority; may determine that the signing authority is authorized for the request for utilization of the information handling system firmware API; may determine that the signing authority is authorized for the request for utilization of the information handling system firmware API on a platform model of the information handling system; may determine that the certificate is not on a certificate revocation list; and may permit utilization of the information handling system firmware API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Marshal F. Savage, Jason Matthew Young
  • Publication number: 20190332775
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may receive a digital signature, signed by a signing authority, for a request for utilization of an information handling system firmware application programming interface (API) of the information handling system firmware, signed based at least on information associated with a certificate signed by a certificate authority; may determine that the signing authority is authorized for the request for utilization of the information handling system firmware API; may determine that the signing authority is authorized for the request for utilization of the information handling system firmware API on a platform model of the information handling system; may determine that the certificate is not on a certificate revocation list; and may permit utilization of the information handling system firmware API.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Marshal F. Savage, Jason Matthew Young
  • Patent number: 10321313
    Abstract: A service controller of an information handling system provides a login user interface to a remotely located user. The service controller includes a factory-installed random unique password as its default password. If the service controller is in its original state, the service controller may grant access to the remote user based on original access input that differs from the default password. If the service controller verifies the user's access entitlement, remote access may be granted to the remote user and the remote user may modifying the default password. Access may be granted to the remote user based on user input that includes the user's credentials for accessing a database of asset, owner, and entitlement information maintained by the system supplier. Access may also be granted based on original access input including or indicative of the service controller license.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Matthew Young, Marshal F. Savage
  • Publication number: 20180077568
    Abstract: A service controller of an information handling system provides a login user interface to a remotely located user. The service controller includes a factory-installed random unique password as its default password. If the service controller is in its original state, the service controller may grant access to the remote user based on original access input that differs from the default password. If the service controller verifies the user's access entitlement, remote access may be granted to the remote user and the remote user may modifying the default password. Access may be granted to the remote user based on user input that includes the user's credentials for accessing a database of asset, owner, and entitlement information maintained by the system supplier. Access may also be granted based on original access input including or indicative of the service controller license.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Matthew YOUNG, Marshal F. SAVAGE