Patents by Inventor Nikhil M. Deshpande

Nikhil M. Deshpande 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: 20180046823
    Abstract: A method, system, computer-readable media, and apparatus for ensuring a secure cloud environment is provided, where public cloud services providers can remove their code from the Trusted Computing Base (TCB) of their cloud services consumers. The method for ensuring a secure cloud environment keeps the Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM), devices, firmware and the physical adversary (where a bad administrator/technician attempts to directly access the cloud host hardware) outside of a consumer's Virtual Machine (VM) TCB. Only the consumer that owns this secure VM can modify the VM or access contents of the VM (as determined by the consumer).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: David M. Durham, Ravi L. Sahita, Barry E. Huntley, Nikhil M. Deshpande
  • Publication number: 20160379207
    Abstract: An apparatus for aggregating secured credentials is described herein. The apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The memory includes code causing the processor to provision a plurality of secured credentials on the apparatus. The code causes the processor to isolate the secured credentials from each other in the memory. The code also causes the processor to emulate a selected secured credential from the secured credentials for a transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Patrick Koeberl, Nikhil M. Deshpande, Anand Rajan
  • Publication number: 20140201841
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and techniques for security evaluation. A security profile of a client device is evaluated. The security profile is based on hardware and software security mechanism utilization of the client device. A security score is generated based on the security profile. The security score is provided to a service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Nikhil M. Deshpande, Krvstof Zmudzinski, Danald S. Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140189807
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus are disclosed to facilitate client-based authentication. An example method includes associating an identity authority with a client platform in an isolated execution environment, associating a user identity with the identity authority, generating a first key pair associated with a first service provider, generating an attestation based on a first authorization sequence of the client platform, and signing the attestation with a portion of the key pair and sending the signed attestation to the first service provider to authorize communication between the client platform and the first service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Conor P. Cahill, Vinay Phegade, Jason Martin, Anand Rajan, Nikhil M. Deshpande, Radia Perlman
  • Patent number: 8670757
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, comprising a wireless device capable of integrating a cellular phone stack in an extended firmware interface (EFI) layer, wherein the cellular phone stack within the EFI layer may include TDMA or CDMA0-based technology. An embodiment of the present invention may further provide at least one agent running under an OS/EFI continuously monitoring said wireless device status, OS availability and remaining power and wherein anytime events occur where said OS is unavailable, missing, infected, corrupted or when the remaining power is less than threshold, the wireless device may switch itself to the low power secure EFI mode where it may continue to use basic cell phone services and applications seamlessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravindra V. Velhal, Jeetendra G. Deshmukh, Nikhil M. Deshpande
  • Publication number: 20110093551
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and signal-bearing media for communicating information relative to the location of a mobile device via an instant message. A mobile device may request information from an instant-messaging server, which personalizes the information to the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Nikhil M. Deshpande
  • Publication number: 20110093550
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and signal-bearing media for communicating information relative to the location of a mobile device via an instant message. A mobile device may request information from an instant-messaging server, which personalizes the information to the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Nikhil M. Deshpande
  • Publication number: 20110093549
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and signal-bearing media for communicating information relative to the location of a mobile device via an instant message. A mobile device may request information from an instant-messaging server, which personalizes the information to the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Nikhil M. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 7817579
    Abstract: Briefly, an access point may include one or more software defined radios that may be arranged to implement one or more radio transmission protocols or standards. New radio transmission protocol or standards may be downloaded into the access point so that the access point may communicate according to new radio transmission protocols or standards as they are developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jose' Ramirez, II, Nikhil M. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 7751794
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, comprising a wireless device capable of integrating a cellular phone stack in an extended firmware interface (EFI) layer, wherein the cellular phone stack within the EFI layer may include TDMA or CDMA-based technology. An embodiment of the present invention may further provide at least one agent running under an OS/EFI continuously monitoring said wireless device status, OS availability and remaining power and wherein anytime events occur where said OS is unavailable, missing, infected, corrupted or when the remaining power is less than threshold, the wireless device may switch itself to the low power secure EFI mode where it may continue to use basic cell phone services and applications seamlessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravindra V. Velhal, Jeetendra G. Deshmukh, Nikhil M. Deshpande
  • Publication number: 20100081485
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, comprising a wireless device capable of integrating a cellular phone stack in an extended firmware interface (EFI) layer, wherein the cellular phone stack within the EFI layer may include TDMA or CDMA0-based technology. An embodiment of the present invention may further provide at least one agent running under an OS/EFI continuously monitoring said wireless device status, OS availability and remaining power and wherein anytime events occur where said OS is unavailable, missing, infected, corrupted or when the remaining power is less than threshold, the wireless device may switch itself to the low power secure EFI mode where it may continue to use basic cell phone services and applications seamlessly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ravindra V. VELHAL, Jeetendra G. DESHMUKH, Nikhil M. DESHPANDE
  • Patent number: 7538668
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems, as well as methods and articles, may operate to receive status from an operating system (OS)-independent module capable of providing OS-independent geolocation information associated with a device to a network at some time before executing an operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravindra V. Velhal, Jeetendra G. Deshmukh, Nikhil M. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 7430411
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for providing service availability information to a waiting customer using the customer's wireless device are generally introduced herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Uttam K. Sengupta, Nikhil M. Deshpande, Robert Knauerhase
  • Patent number: 7412595
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for maintaining customization information for an electronic device in an operating system independent component that may be accessed prior to completion of a boot up process to be used to provide customized functionality of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravindra Velhal, Nikhil M. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 7378939
    Abstract: Techniques and structures are disclosed for providing proximity based authentication, security, and/or user notification in a wireless system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventors: Uttam K. Sengupta, Nikhil M. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 7352283
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems, as well as methods and articles, may operate to receive status from an operating system (OS)-independent module capable of providing OS-independent geolocation information associated with a device to a network at some time before executing an operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravindra V. Velhal, Jeetendra G. Deshmukh, Nikhil M. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 7310532
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and signal-bearing media for determining a presence rule for a mobile device and updating presence information for the mobile device when the presence rule is met. The presence rule may have a condition and a corresponding state. When the condition is met, the corresponding state is saved in the presence information. The presence information may also contain reachability information for the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert C. Knauerhase, Nikhil M. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 7292587
    Abstract: A mobile device includes network interfaces for communicating wirelessly with two different networks. The mobile device may operate as a gateway between the two networks by switching between the two network interfaces in order to pass information from one network intended for the other network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert C. Knauerhase, Nikhil M. Deshpande, Du V. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7289806
    Abstract: Techniques and structures are disclosed for allowing context-based searches to be performed from a wireless device. In at least one embodiment, a wireless device may append context-specific information, collected by at least one local sensor to a network search query to be delivered to a remote search engine when a network search is being performed. The wireless device may then receive search results from the remote search engine in response to the network search query that identify the elements of appended context-specific information that were used to perform the network search. The wireless device may then display these search results to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tonia G. Morris, Nikhil M. Deshpande, Uttam K. Sengupta
  • Patent number: 7274292
    Abstract: A master controller for managing items tagged with radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags includes a transceiver to transmit interrogation signals to the RFID tags and to receive response signals from the RFID tags. The master controller may also include a processor to determine the proximity of tagged items based on signal levels of the response signals, and to notify a user when certain ones of the tagged items are in a predetermined relation to a proximity threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravindra V. Velhal, Jeetendra G. Deshmukh, Nikhil M. Deshpande, R. Harold Crawford, John D. Fowler