Patents by Inventor Nicholas J. Adams

Nicholas J. Adams 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: 20210021630
    Abstract: Various methods, apparatuses/systems, and media for implementing a vulnerability management module are provided. A receiver receives a request for dynamically scanning vulnerability of a target computing device based on testable vulnerability criteria extracted from a database. A processor dynamically executes the testable vulnerability criteria from the SCCM based on the received request; creates a static SCCM advertisement with a dynamic pre/post validation check capability based on a result of the dynamically executing the testable vulnerability criteria; reports a success or a failure of the static SCCM advertisement related to the testable vulnerability criteria to indicate whether a vulnerability exists within the target computing device; and automatically remediates the vulnerability when it is determined that the vulnerability exists within the target computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Andrew J. MULLIN, Hai Van NGUYEN, Binh NGUYEN, Jason S. THACKER, Nicholas R. ADAM
  • Publication number: 20200405301
    Abstract: A method for authenticating the compatibility of a staple cartridge with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The method can comprise inserting a staple cartridge into a surgical instrument, receiving a first signal from a first RFID tag on a first component of the staple cartridge with an RFID reader system, receiving a second signal from a second RFID tag on a second component of the staple cartridge with the RFID reader system, comparing the first signal and the second signal to stored data for a compatible staple cartridge, and locking a staple firing system of the surgical instrument if the first signal and the second signal do not match the stored data for a compatible staple cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Shane R. Adams, Nicholas J. Ross, Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos
  • Publication number: 20200405436
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising a staple cartridge assembly is disclosed. The staple cartridge comprises a cartridge body defining a longitudinal axis, staples removably stored in the staple cavities, a cover releasably attached to the cartridge body, and a sled movable from a proximal unfired position to a distal fired position during a firing motion. The staple cartridge further comprises a first RFID tag affixed to the cartridge body at a first longitudinal position, a second RFID tag affixed to the sled, wherein the proximal unfired position of the sled is at a second longitudinal position which is not at the first longitudinal position, and a third RFID tag affixed to the cover at a third longitudinal position which is not at the first longitudinal position and the second longitudinal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Shane R. Adams, Nicholas J. Ross, Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos
  • Publication number: 20200405438
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising an RFID system is disclosed. A staple cartridge of the surgical instrument comprises one or more RFID tags which are detectable by one or more RFID readers in the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Shane R. Adams, Nicholas J. Ross
  • Publication number: 20200405437
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising a controller, a staple firing system, and an RFID system is disclosed. The controller is in communication with a first RFID reader and a second RFID reader of the RFID system and the staple firing system. In various embodiments, the controller verifies the presence of the staple cartridge in the surgical instrument upon receiving the first signal from the first RFID tag. Also, in various embodiments, the controller verifies that the staple cartridge is an unfired staple cartridge upon receiving the second signal from the second RFID tag. The controller can also be configured to track the progress of the staple firing stroke through the RFID system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Shane R. Adams, Nicholas J. Ross
  • Patent number: 10831934
    Abstract: An embodiment includes an apparatus comprising: an out-of-band cryptoprocessor coupled to secure non-volatile storage; and at least one storage medium having firmware instructions stored thereon for causing, during runtime and after an operating system for the apparatus has booted, the cryptoprocessor to (a) store a key within the secure non-volatile storage, (b) sign an object with the key, while the key is within the cryptoprocessor, to produce a signature, and (c) verify the signature. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent J. Zimmer, Nicholas J. Adams, Giri P. Mudusuru, Lee G. Rosenbaum, Michael A. Rothman
  • Publication number: 20200345355
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising a handle, a shaft rotatable relative to the handle, and an articulation joint rotatable relative to the shaft. The surgical instrument further comprises a motor-driven articulation system including articulation controls which are flipped by a control system of the surgical instrument when the shaft is rotated upside down relative to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Chester O. Baxter, III, Richard L. Leimbach, Michael J. Stokes, Cory G. Kimball, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Matthew S. Corbin, Pierre R. Mesnil, Nicholas J. Ross, Shane R. Adams
  • Publication number: 20200342127
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining immutable data access logs with privacy are disclosed. In one embodiment, in a cloud provider comprising at least one computer processor, the cloud provider having a plurality of clients, a method for maintaining immutable data access logs with privacy may include: (1) receiving data from a data owner, wherein the data owner is one of the clients; (2) storing the data in cloud storage; (3) executing an action or condition that impacts the data stored in cloud storage; (4) generating a log entry associated with the action or condition; (5) encrypting at least a portion of the log entry with a public key for the data owner; and (6) committing the log entry including the encrypted portion to a distributed ledger so that the committed log entry is immutable and cryptographically verifiable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew J. MULLIN, Jason S. THACKER, Nicholas R. ADAM, Hai Van NGUYEN, Binh NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20200293649
    Abstract: Systems and methods for zero-footprint email and browser lifecycle, dependency, and configuration management are disclosed. In one embodiment, in an information processing apparatus comprising at least one computer processor, a method for implementing zero-footprint email and browser lifecycle management may include: (1) launching a restricted sandbox with no dependencies installed; (2) executing an email client or browser session with no dependencies in the restricted sandbox; (3) receiving a request for a dependency from the email client or browser; (4) halting initialization of the request; (5) validating the request; (6) retrieving an approved configuration for the dependency; (7) resuming initialization of the request; and (8) destroying contents of the restricted sandbox when the email client or browser session is complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew J. Mullin, Hai Van Nguyen, Nicholas R. Adam, Jason S. Thacker
  • Publication number: 20200281592
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a shaft extending distally from the body, a motor, a stapling assembly disposed at a distal end of the shaft, and a timer circuit operatively coupled to the motor and the firing actuator. The body includes a firing actuator and the motor is configured to activate in response to a firing actuation of the firing actuator. The motor is further configured to deactivate after a first predetermined time period subsequent to the firing actuation. The stapling assembly is configured to selectively move from an open position to a closed position to clamp tissue and is operable to drive a plurality of staples into the clamped tissue in response to activation of the motor. The timer circuit is configured to activate a timer in response to the firing actuation. The timer is configured to run for a second predetermined time period. The timer circuit is configured to ensure deactivation of the motor upon expiration of the second predetermined time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Shane R. Adams, Nicholas J. Ross, Joseph D. Paulowski, William R. Stager, Timothy E. Goode, Austin E. Wise
  • Publication number: 20200281593
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a shaft, a stapling assembly, and a sequential logic device. The body includes a safety switch, a firing actuator, and a motor. The stapling assembly is disposed at a distal end of the shaft, wherein the stapling assembly is configured to selectively move from an open position to a closed position to clamp tissue. The sequential logic device is operatively coupled with the motor and configured to detect an actuation of the safety switch and of the firing actuator. The sequential logic device is further operable to detect an order in which the safety switch and the firing actuator are actuated, compare the detected order to a predetermined order, and in response to determining that the detected order is equivalent to the predetermined order, transmit a motor activation signal to the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Shane R. Adams, Nicholas J. Ross, Joseph D. Paulowski, William R. Stager, Timothy E. Goode, Austin E. Wise
  • Publication number: 20200281594
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a motor, a shaft, a stapling assembly, and an electrical potential shifting device. The body includes a firing switch configured to generate a motor drive signal including at least one of a motor activation signal portion or a motor deactivation signal portion. The motor includes a first power terminal and a second power terminal which define an electrical potential energy differential therebetween. The motor is configured to selectively activate and deactivate in response to the electrical potential energy differential. The first power terminal is coupled to a power supply and the second power terminal is coupled to the electrical potential shifting device. The electrical potential shifting device increases the electrical potential energy differential of the motor in response to detecting the motor activation signal portion and decreases the electrical potential energy of the motor in response to detecting the motor deactivation signal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Shane R. Adams, Nicholas J. Ross, Austin E. Wise
  • Publication number: 20200281595
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body assembly, a distally extending shaft assembly, and a distal stapling assembly configured to clamp, staple, and cut tissue. A first user feedback element is configured to visually inform a user of a first condition of the stapling assembly, and a second user feedback element is configured to visually inform the user of a second condition of the stapling assembly. A circuit board assembly includes a circuit board, a first light source configured to illuminate the first user feedback element, a second light source configured to illuminate the second user feedback element, and a light guide feature. The light guide feature is configured to direct light from the second light source toward the second user feedback element and simultaneously inhibit light emitted by the first light source from illuminating the second user feedback element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Austin E. Wise, Nicholas J. Ross, Shane R. Adams, Douglas B. Hoffman, Thomas E. Adams
  • Patent number: 10496388
    Abstract: Technologies for performing a secure firmware update include a compute device that includes a memory device to store firmware update payload, one or more devices that have direct memory access (DMA) to the memory, a DMA remap module, and a firmware update module. The DMA remap module is to create a memory isolation domain for each of the one or more devices. Each memory isolation domain comprises a physical address space in the memory that is mutually exclusive to the physical address spaces of the other memory isolation domains. The firmware update module is to (i) analyze the firmware update payload to identify one or more of the devices associated with the firmware update payload and (ii) move the firmware update payload to the memory isolation domains of each associated device to enable secure transmission of the firmware update payload to the associated devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Adams, Krishnakumar Narasimhan, Vincent J. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10402281
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating dynamic capsule generation and recovery in computing environments according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes accessing a current firmware and a capsule driver binary file (“capsule file”) from a storage device, and merging the current firmware with the capsule file and a capsule header into a capsule payload. The method may further include assigning a security protocol to the capsule payload to ensure a secured capsule payload, and storing the secured capsule payload at the storage device for subsequent updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Krishnakumar Narasimhan, Nicholas J. Adams, Karunakara Kotary, Brett P Wang
  • Patent number: 10389851
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a display, a non-volatile memory to store one or more system software images, a processor to execute at least one of the one or more system software images, and a security engine to perform security applications. The security engine may include a first logic to receive a download package from a host computing system and store the download package in a first memory, authenticate the download package, and execute the download package to download and store a first system software image into the non-volatile memory. In addition, a second logic of the system may be configured to disable at least the display during the first system software image download and store. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Kumar Ganesan, Sudhakar Otturu, Nicholas J. Adams
  • Publication number: 20190194166
    Abstract: The invention is directed to substituted pyridine derivatives. Specifically, the invention is directed to compounds according to Formula (Iar): wherein Yar, X1ar, X2ar, R1ar, R2ar, R3ar, R4ar and R5ar are as defined herein; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof. The compounds of the invention are selective inhibitors of DNMT1 and can be useful in the treatment of cancer, pre-cancerous syndromes, beta hemoglobinopathy disorders, sickle cell disease, sickle cell anemia, and beta thalassemia, and diseases associated with DNMT1 inhibition. Accordingly, the invention is further directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a compound of the invention. The invention is still further directed to methods of inhibiting DNMT1 activity and treatment of disorders associated therewith using a compound of the invention or a pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas David ADAMS, Andrew B. BENOWITZ, María Lourdes Rueda BENEDE, Karen Anderson EVANS, David T. FOSBENNER, Bryan Wayne KING, Mei LI, Juan Ignacio LUENGO, William Henry MILLER, Alexander Joseph REIF, Stuart Paul ROMERIL, Stanley J. SCHMIDT, Roger J. BUTLIN, Kristen M. GOLDBERG, Allan M. JORDAN, Christopher S. KERSHAW, Ali RAOOF, Bohdan WASZKOWYCS
  • Patent number: 10331453
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to establishing trust in system management mode. An operating system management mode driver can invoke a system management mode and provide a signature to the system management mode to authenticate the driver with. Additionally, a hash value of the driver can be used to determine whether the driver is authorized to invoke system management mode or particular operations or features of system management mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Adams, Vincent J. Zimmer, Lee G. Rosenbaum, Giri P. Mudusuru
  • Patent number: 10318278
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with provision of power management data packages are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may include one or more processors, memory to store a power management data package having a first plurality of descriptions of always present fixed platform devices and a second plurality of descriptions of potentially present variable platform devices; and firmware coupled with the one or more processors and memory to provide basic input/output services to an operating system operated by the one or more processors, wherein the operating system has an operational requirement for the power management data package. The basic input/output services may include a service to modify the power management data package to bring the power management data package into compliance with the operational requirement of the operating system. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Krishnakumar Narasimhan, Nicholas J. Adams
  • Publication number: 20190171270
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a processor includes a power control unit, an interface to software during runtime that permits the software to set a plurality of power management constraint parameters for the power control unit during runtime of the processor without a reboot of the processor, and a storage element to store a respective lock bit for each of the plurality of power management constraint parameters to disable the interface from changing a respective constraint parameter when set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan D. Wells, Sanjeev S. Jahagirdar, Inder M. Sodhi, Jeremy J. Shrall, Stephen H. Gunther, Daniel J. Ragland, Nicholas J. Adams