Patents by Inventor Praveen Chegondi

Praveen Chegondi 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: 11275576
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for updating firmware of an accessory device. An accessory development kit of the accessory device can communicate with an accessory update daemon using a home management daemon of a controller device. Based on a firmware update policy of the accessory device, the accessory update daemon will check for firmware updates. When firmware updates are available, the accessory update daemon can instruct the home management daemon to stage the update. The home management daemon will notify the accessory development kit to be in a stage mode. The accessory update daemon will download the firmware update and send the firmware update to the accessory development kit of the accessory device using an interface for the secure channel provided by the home management daemon. The accessory device can be a third party accessory device that does not have its own firmware updating application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Q. Le, Zaka Ur Rehman Ashraf, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Christopher B. Zimmermann, Keith R. Bisset, Sivaramachandran Ganesan, Wayne A. Lee, Praveen Chegondi, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20210397432
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for updating firmware of an accessory device. An accessory development kit of the accessory device can communicate with an accessory update daemon using a home management daemon of a controller device. Based on a firmware update policy of the accessory device, the accessory update daemon will check for firmware updates. When firmware updates are available, the accessory update daemon can instruct the home management daemon to stage the update. The home management daemon will notify the accessory development kit to be in a stage mode. The accessory update daemon will download the firmware update and send the firmware update to the accessory development kit of the accessory device using an interface for the secure channel provided by the home management daemon. The accessory device can be a third party accessory device that does not have its own firmware updating application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Q. Le, Zaka Ur Rehman Ashraf, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Christopher B. Zimmermann, Keith R. Bisset, Sivaramachandran Ganesan, Wayne A. Lee, Praveen Chegondi, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20210397435
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for updating firmware of an accessory device. An accessory development kit of the accessory device can communicate with an accessory update daemon using a home management daemon of a controller device. Based at least in part on a firmware update policy of the accessory device, the accessory update daemon will check for firmware updates. When firmware updates are available, the accessory update daemon can instruct the home management daemon to stage the update. The home management daemon will notify the accessory development kit to be in a stage mode. The accessory update daemon will download the firmware update and send the firmware update to the accessory development kit of the accessory device using an interface for the secure channel provided by the home management daemon. The accessory device can be a third party accessory device that does not have its own firmware updating application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Q. Le, Zaka Ur Rehman Ashraf, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Christopher B. Zimmermann, Keith R. Bisset, Sivaramachandran Ganesan, Wayne A. Lee, Praveen Chegondi, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20210397436
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for updating firmware of an accessory device. An accessory development kit of the accessory device can communicate with an accessory update daemon using a home management daemon of a controller device. Based at least in part on a firmware update policy of the accessory device, the accessory update daemon will check for firmware updates. When firmware updates are available, the accessory update daemon can instruct the home management daemon to stage the update. The home management daemon will notify the accessory development kit to be in a stage mode. The accessory update daemon will download the firmware update and send the firmware update to the accessory development kit of the accessory device using an interface for the secure channel provided by the home management daemon. The accessory device can be a third party accessory device that does not have its own firmware updating application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Q. Le, Zaka Ur Rehman Ashraf, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Christopher B. Zimmermann, Keith R. Bisset, Sivaramachandran Ganesan, Wayne A. Lee, Praveen Chegondi, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20200267552
    Abstract: A controller device within a home network (or any suitable network) can be configured to manage network access tokens for various accessory devices within the home network. These network access tokens can be used by the accessory devices to access the home network without needing the network owner's network password. The network access tokens can be revocable and/or for a limited time. The controller device can generate the network access tokens, and can provide them to the accessory devices (or other user devices) as well as to an access device on the home network. Once the access device is provisioned with the accessory device's network access token, the router can control whether the accessory device is to be granted access to the home network and for how long.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne A. Lee, Zaka Ur Rehman Ashraf, Daniel R. Borges, Kyle C. Brogle, Srinivas Rama, Benjamin S. Turner, Hung Q. Le, Devin E. Gund, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Praveen Chegondi