Patents by Inventor John H. Nicholson, III

John H. Nicholson, III 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: 8099789
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for enabling applications on security processors of computer systems. In one aspect, a security processor apparatus includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor and operative to store a secure table. The secure table stores different certified endorsement keys and different values, each value associated with one of the endorsement keys. Each stored value is derived from a different application that is certified by the associated endorsement key to be executed on the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: David C. Challener, John H. Nicholson, III, Joseph Pennisi, Rod D. Waltermann
  • Patent number: 7533097
    Abstract: In a customizable data migration method and system, when a migration program is launched, it queries a system server for entity-level and user-level policies. The migration program then creates a customized interface to the user, where the entity-level and user-level polices are applied with hierarchical priorities. In this manner, flexibility is provided in the data migration process. The end user is allowed to maintain a personality on a given user system and to transfer this personality along with the company specified data. This increases the uptime of the user by reducing the re-customization time when the user is cascaded to a new user system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Abiola O. Ayediran, Justin T. Dubs, John H. Nicholson, III, Jennifer L. Zawacki