Patents by Inventor Ned M. Smith

Ned M. Smith 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: 20210377356
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving, in an edge platform, a plurality of messages from a plurality of edge devices coupled to the edge platform, the plurality of messages comprising metadata including priority information and granularity information; extracting at least the priority information from the plurality of messages; storing the plurality of messages in entries of a pending request queue according to the priority information; selecting a first message stored in the pending request queue for delivery to a destination circuit; and sending a message header for the first message to the destination circuit via at least one interface circuit, the message header including the priority information, and thereafter sending a plurality of packets including payload information of the first message to the destination circuit via the at least one interface circuit. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: FRANCESC GUIM BERNAT, KSHITIJ ARUN DOSHI, KENNETH SHOEMAKER, VINODH GOPAL, NED M. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20210368344
    Abstract: Various systems and methods of establishing data model visibility in IoT network implementations, through an internal data model and external data model and associated data representations are described herein. In an example, a data representation is defined for a data set that corresponds to an internal (a not externally visible data model), where there is a permutation or change of the data that is applied before it is revealed or made visible externally. Such data permutations and state changes may be used to qualify some aspect of the internal model to be made visible to the external model, for a variety of IoT network use cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventor: Ned M. Smith
  • Patent number: 11184457
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for information-centric network data cache management are described herein. A demand metric may be calculated for a content item requested from an information-centric network (ICN). A resistance metric may be calculated for each cache node of a set of cache nodes in the ICN based on the demand metric. A topology of the set of cache nodes may be evaluated to identify a transmission cost for each cache node of the set of cache nodes. An influencer node may be selected from the set of cache nodes based on the resistance metric for the influencer node and the transmission cost for the influencer node. The content item may be cached in a data cache of the influencer node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara, Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Eve M. Schooler, Satish Chandra Jha, Stepan Karpenko, Zongrui Ding, S M Iftekharul Alam, Yi Zhang, Kuilin Clark Chen, Gabriel Arrobo Vidal, Qian Li, Maria Ramirez Loaiza
  • Patent number: 11184774
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for discovery and onboarding in an interconnected network framework of Internet of Things (IoT) devices are described. In an example, a technique for onboarding and provisioning a device onto an interconnected network framework includes operations to: receive a unique temporary device identifier from a device instance, the device instance indicating availability for onboarding onto a network; onboard the device instance onto the network; establish a secure session with the device instance via the network; receive, in the secure session, a secure device identifier; and initiate provisioning of the device instance in a secure directory based on the secure device identifier. In a further example, techniques are provided to securely identify and provision a second device instance (a doppelganger device instance) operating on a physical device that hosts both the first device instance and the second device instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Nathan Heldt-Sheller
  • Patent number: 11171940
    Abstract: In some examples, a robot middleware system including a first robot middleware node, a second robot middleware node, and one or more secure encrypted type-enforced context message between the first robot middleware node and the second robot middleware node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Gregory Burns
  • Patent number: 11157311
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and machine-readable storage media of an edge computing device which is enabled to access and select the use of local or remote acceleration resources for edge computing processing is disclosed. In an example, an edge computing device obtains first telemetry information that indicates availability of local acceleration circuitry to execute a function, and obtains second telemetry that indicates availability of a remote acceleration function to execute the function. An estimated time (and cost or other identifiable or estimateable considerations) to execute the function at the respective location is identified. The use of the local acceleration circuitry or the remote acceleration resource is selected based on the estimated time and other appropriate factors in relation to a service level agreement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corproation
    Inventors: Francesc Guim Bernat, Karthik Kumar, Ned M. Smith, Thomas Willhalm, Timothy Verrall
  • Publication number: 20210326182
    Abstract: Technologies for hybrid acceleration of code include a computing device (100) having a processor (120), a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) (130), and an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) (132). The computing device (100) offloads a service request, such as a cryptographic request or a packet processing request, to the FPGA (130). The FPGA (130) performs one or more algorithmic tasks of an algorithm to perform the service request. The FPGA (130) determines one or more primitive tasks associated with an algorithm task and encapsulates each primitive task in a buffer that is accessible by the ASIC (132). The ASIC (132) performs the primitive tasks in response to encapsulation in the buffer, and the FPGA (130) returns results of the algorithm. The primitive operations may include cryptographic primitives such as modular exponentiation, modular multiplicative inverse, and modular multiplication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Changzheng Wei, Songwu Shen, Ziye Yang, Junyuan Wang, Weigang Li, Wenqian Yu
  • Publication number: 20210328783
    Abstract: System and techniques for decentralized key generation and management are described herein. An information centric network (ICN) node receives a first ICN interest packet for public encryption parameters of an identity based encryption (IBE) key generation center (KGC). Public encryption parameters for the KGC are received in a first ICN data packet in response to the first ICN interest packet. The public encryption parameters are cached and used to respond a second ICN interest packet for the public parameters. A third ICN data packet may be received from the KGC in response to a key generation request. Here, the third data packet includes an indication that the third ICN data packet is part of a one-time session. Then, the third ICN data packet is transmitted without caching the third ICN data packet content based on the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kshitij Arun Doshi, Francesc Guim Bernat, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara, Ned M. Smith
  • Patent number: 11146455
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for end-to-end quality of service in edge computing environments are described herein. A set of telemetry measurements may be obtained for an ongoing dataflow between a device and a node of an edge computing system. A current key performance indicator (KPI) may be calculated for the ongoing dataflow. The current KPI may be compared to a target KPI to determine an urgency value. A set of resource quality metrics may be collected for resources of the network. The set of resource quality metrics may be evaluated with a resource adjustment model to determine available resource adjustments. A resource adjustment may be selected from the available resource adjustments based on an expected minimization of the urgency value. Delivery of the ongoing dataflow may be modified using the selected resource adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kshitij Arun Doshi, Ned M. Smith, Francesc Guim Bernat, Timothy Verrall, Rajesh Gadiyar
  • Patent number: 11144911
    Abstract: Technologies for device commissioning include a rendezvous server to receive, from a buyer device, a request to transfer ownership of a compute device to the buyer device. The rendezvous server verifies the provenance of the compute device based on a block chain and establishes a secure session with the compute device in response to verification of the provenance. The block chain identifies each transaction associated with ownership of the compute device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, David W. Grawrock, Geoffrey H. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20210314365
    Abstract: Various examples of device and system implementations and methods for performing end-to-end attestation operations for multi-layer hardware devices are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Jose Benchimol, Andrew Draper
  • Patent number: 11139958
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a communication interface and a processor. The communication interface is to communicate with a visual computing device over a network. The processor is to: access visual data captured by a camera; detect a particular feature in the visual data, wherein the particular feature comprises a visual indication of privacy-sensitive information; sanitize the visual data to mask the privacy-sensitive information associated with the particular feature, wherein sanitizing the visual data causes sanitized visual data to be produced; and transmit, via the communication interface, the sanitized visual data to the visual computing device over the network, wherein the visual computing device is to use the sanitized visual data to process a visual query associated with the visual data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Shao-Wen Yang
  • Patent number: 11139991
    Abstract: Various approaches for coordinating edge computing transactions are described, based on the generation and verification of fine-grained timestamp values among distributed computing entities in an edge computing system. In an edge computing system, an edge computing device performs operations to obtain transaction data, a timestamp, and a timestamp signature for a transaction, with the timestamp generated from a secure (and attestable) timestamp procedure that is coordinated with another entity (including via a network-coordinated timestamp synchronization). This timestamp is verified by the device based on the timestamp signature and the transaction data for the transaction, and the transaction is conducted (e.g., using a value of the timestamp) at the device or elsewhere in the system based on successful verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kshitij Arun Doshi, Ned M. Smith, Francesc Guim Bernat, Kevin B. Stanton
  • Patent number: 11140025
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for mission critical (MC) push notification mechanism in a high-reliability (HR) information centric network (ICN) are described herein. For example, a node may test network links to other nodes to classify the other nodes into proximate nodes and non-proximate nodes based on a reception metric. The node may then elect a set of leader nodes from the proximate nodes. Here, the set of leader nodes are selected based on link quality between respective leader nodes and non-proximate nodes. The node may detect an MC event and create an ICN data packet that contains data from the MC event. The node may then transmit the ICN data packet to the set of leader nodes that then relay the ICN data packet to the non-proximate nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Satish Chandra Jha, S. M. Iftekharul Alam, Yi Zhang, Eve M. Schooler, Ned M. Smith, Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Venkatesan Nallampatti Ekambaram, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara, Kuilin Clark Chen, Zongrui Ding
  • Publication number: 20210297477
    Abstract: Technologies for matching security requirements for a function-as-a-service (FaaS) function request to an edge resource having security features matching the security requirements are disclosed. According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, an edge gateway device receives, from an edge device, a request to execute an accelerated function. The edge gateway device selects, as a function of one or more security requirements requested by the edge device, an edge resource to fulfill the request. The edge gateway device transmits the request to the edge resource to fulfill the request of the edge device, according to the one or more security requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Kshitij Doshi, Francesc Guim Bernat, Suraj Prabhakaran, Ned M. Smith
  • Patent number: 11128528
    Abstract: An Internet of Things (IoT) network includes an IoT device with data manager, data classifier, and data mapper; or includes IoT device with bloom filter, blockchain logic, content creator, and search manager; or includes IoT device with device connector, namespace discoverer, partition creator, service advertiser, and data router; or includes IoT device with IoT network topology identifier, IoT node resource identifier, neural network topology identifier, mapping optimizer, and decomposable task processor; or includes IoT device with blockchain logic, Merkle tree with hash code entries, and locator to search the Merkle tree; or includes IoT device with bloom filter topic list, subscription manager, and content locator; or includes IoT device with topic classifier to determine if topic includes encrypted content, notifier of the encrypted content, and key subscriber; or includes IoT device with an attestator to provide group membership credential and a subscriber to supply bloom filter and receive a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith Nolan, Mark Kelly, Michael Nolan, Davide Carboni, John Brady, Niall Cahill, Ned M. Smith, Gregory Burns
  • Patent number: 11121957
    Abstract: A device of a service coordinating entity includes communications circuitry to communicate with a plurality of access networks via a corresponding plurality of network function virtualization (NFV) instances, processing circuitry, and a memory device. The processing circuitry is to perform operations to monitor stored performance metrics for the plurality of NFV instances. Each of the NFV instances is instantiated by a corresponding scheduler of a plurality of schedulers on a virtualization infrastructure of the service coordinating entity. A plurality of stored threshold metrics is retrieved, indicating a desired level for each of the plurality of performance metrics. A threshold condition is detected for at least one of the performance metrics for an NFV instance of the plurality of NFV instances, based on the retrieved plurality of threshold metrics. A hardware resource used by the NFV instance to communicate with an access network is adjusted based on the detected threshold condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Francesc Guim Bernat, Andrew J. Herdrich, Karthik Kumar, Felipe Pastor Beneyto, Edwin Verplanke, Rashmin Patel, Monica Kenguva, Brinda Ganesh, Alexander Vul, Ned M. Smith
  • Patent number: 11108627
    Abstract: An Internet of Things (IoT) network composite object includes a device owner with name server and sub-object list, sub-objects, and a blockchain recording the sub-objects. An IoT network composite object includes a device owner with composite object type name server, and blockchain. An IoT network coalition group includes coalition group name server, coalition group member list, and blockchain. An IoT network apparatus includes device identity generator, message publisher, network applier, device describer, and packer sender. An IoT network apparatus includes a device registrar to register device to first network through a portal to second network, device joiner, token requester, and authentication request sender. An IoT network apparatus includes an identity verifier to verify the identity of an authentication request, and an authentication request response returner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Mark Kelly, Michael Nolan, Davide Carboni
  • Patent number: 11100483
    Abstract: Systems and methods for exchanging digital content in an online layered hierarchical market and exchange network are disclosed. A Buyer utilizes one or more Curry functions that are relevant to content to be acquired thereby developing a Margin Future estimate for the received content. Each e-market layer in the hierarchy adds value to the content for use with one or more other e-market layers. Value is added by executing a Margin Function including a Curry function on the content, as defined in the Margin Future. An embodiment includes data, information, knowledge, and wisdom (DIKW) e-market layers. The Margin Future estimate may be recorded with an escrow agent acting as an intermediary with Investors. Once funded, the Buyer may acquire the content from the Seller and apply value added. Payment may be made when the value added content enters the e-market using electronic wallets. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Rajesh Poornachandran, Michael Nolan, Simon N. Peffers
  • Patent number: 11096036
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media, are provided for providing connectivity-based and/or connectivity-considered routing with supplemental wireless connections in driving assistance-related activities. Embodiments may be relevant to multi-access edge computing (MEC) and Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) technologies. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Poornachandran, Karthik Veeramani, Rajneesh Chowdhury, Ned M. Smith