Patents by Inventor Matthew L. King

Matthew L. King 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9003236
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention an application provider may include “tracing elements” in a target software application. While working with the application the trace elements are detected and provide a “baseline trace” indicating proper application execution. The provider then supplies the application, which still includes the trace elements, and the baseline trace to a user. The user operates the application to produce a “real-time trace” based on the application still having trace elements that produce trace events. A comparator then compares the baseline and real-time traces. If the traces are within a pre-determined range of each other the user has a level of assurance the software is operating correctly. If the level of assurance is low, an embodiment may trigger a hardware interrupt or similar event to prevent further execution of software. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Grawrock, Jesse Walker, Yuriy Bulygin, Kirk D. Brannock, Matthew L. King
  • Publication number: 20140095936
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention an application provider may include “tracing elements” in a target software application. While working with the application the trace elements are detected and provide a “baseline trace” indicating proper application execution. The provider then supplies the application, which still includes the trace elements, and the baseline trace to a user. The user operates the application to produce a “real-time trace” based on the application still having trace elements that produce trace events. A comparator then compares the baseline and real-time traces. If the traces are within a pre-determined range of each other the user has a level of assurance the software is operating correctly. If the level of assurance is low, an embodiment may trigger a hardware interrupt or similar event to prevent further execution of software. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: David W. Grawrock, Jesse Walker, Yuriy Bulygin, Kirk D. Brannock, Matthew L. King