Patents by Inventor Simon P. Johnson

Simon P. Johnson 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: 20220114122
    Abstract: A physical layer (PHY) is coupled to a serial, differential link that is to include a number of lanes. The PHY includes a transmitter and a receiver to be coupled to each lane of the number of lanes. The transmitter coupled to each lane is configured to embed a clock with data to be transmitted over the lane, and the PHY periodically issues a blocking link state (BLS) request to cause an agent to enter a BLS to hold off link layer flit transmission for a duration. The PHY utilizes the serial, differential link during the duration for a PHY associated task selected from a group including an in-band reset, an entry into low power state, and an entry into partial width state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Safranek, Robert G. Blankenship, Venkatraman Iyer, Jeff Willey, Robert Beers, Darren S. Jue, Arvind A. Kumar, Debendra Das Sharma, Jeffrey C. Swanson, Bahaa Fahim, Vedaraman Geetha, Aaron T. Spink, Fulvio Spagna, Rahul R. Shah, Sitaraman V. Iyer, William Harry Nale, Abhishek Das, Simon P. Johnson, Yuvraj S. Dhillon, Yen-Cheng Liu, Raj K. Ramanujan, Robert A. Maddox, Herbert H. Hum, Ashish Gupta
  • Patent number: 11269793
    Abstract: A physical layer (PHY) is coupled to a serial, differential link that is to include a number of lanes. The PHY includes a transmitter and a receiver to be coupled to each lane of the number of lanes. The transmitter coupled to each lane is configured to embed a clock with data to be transmitted over the lane, and the PHY periodically issues a blocking link state (BLS) request to cause an agent to enter a BLS to hold off link layer flit transmission for a duration. The PHY utilizes the serial, differential link during the duration for a PHY associated task selected from a group including an in-band reset, an entry into low power state, and an entry into partial width state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Safranek, Robert G. Blankenship, Venkatraman Iyer, Jeff Willey, Robert Beers, Darren S. Jue, Arvind A. Kumar, Debendra Das Sharma, Jeffrey C. Swanson, Bahaa Fahim, Vedaraman Geetha, Aaron T. Spink, Fulvio Spagna, Rahul R. Shah, Sitaraman V. Iyer, William Harry Nale, Abhishek Das, Simon P. Johnson, Yuvraj S. Dhillon, Yen-Cheng Liu, Raj K. Ramanujan, Robert A. Maddox, Herbert H. Hum, Ashish Gupta
  • Publication number: 20210406201
    Abstract: A processor includes a decode unit to decode an instruction that is to indicate a page of a protected container memory, and a storage location outside of the protected container memory. An execution unit, in response to the instruction, is to ensure that there are no writable references to the page of the protected container memory while it has a write protected state. The execution unit is to encrypt a copy of the page of the protected container memory. The execution unit is to store the encrypted copy of the page to the storage location outside of the protected container memory, after it has been ensured that there are no writable references. The execution unit is to leave the page of the protected container memory in the write protected state, which is also valid and readable, after the encrypted copy has been stored to the storage location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Carlos V. Rozas, Mona Vij, Rebekah M. Leslie-Hurd, Krystof C. Zmudzinski, Somnath Chakrabarti, Francis X. Mckeen, Vincent R. Scarlata, Simon P. Johnson, Ilya Alexandrovich, Gilbert Neiger, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Ittai Anati
  • Publication number: 20210255962
    Abstract: A processor for supporting secure memory intent is disclosed. The processor of the disclosure includes a memory execution unit to access memory and a processor core coupled to the memory execution unit. The processor core is to receive a request to access a convertible page of the memory. In response to the request, the processor core to determine an intent for the convertible page in view of a page table entry (PTE) corresponding to the convertible page. The intent indicates whether the convertible page is to be accessed as at least one of a secure page or a non-secure page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Krystof C. Zmudzinski, Siddhartha Chhabra, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Simon P. Johnson, Rebekah M. Leslie-Hurd, Francis X. McKeen, Gilbert Neiger, Raghunandan Makaram, Carlos V. Rozas, Amy L. Santoni, Vincent R. Scarlata, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Ilya Alexandrovich, Ittai Anati, Wesley H. Smith, Michael Goldsmith
  • Patent number: 11055236
    Abstract: A processor includes a decode unit to decode an instruction that is to indicate a page of a protected container memory, and a storage location outside of the protected container memory. An execution unit, in response to the instruction, is to ensure that there are no writable references to the page of the protected container memory while it has a write protected state. The execution unit is to encrypt a copy of the page of the protected container memory. The execution unit is to store the encrypted copy of the page to the storage location outside of the protected container memory, after it has been ensured that there are no writable references. The execution unit is to leave the page of the protected container memory in the write protected state, which is also valid and readable, after the encrypted copy has been stored to the storage location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos V. Rozas, Mona Vij, Rebekah M. Leslie-Hurd, Krystof C. Zmudzinski, Somnath Chakrabarti, Francis X. Mckeen, Vincent R. Scarlata, Simon P. Johnson, Ilya Alexandrovich, Gilbert Neiger, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Ittai Anati
  • Patent number: 11030120
    Abstract: A processor includes a cryptographic engine to control access, using an secure region key identifier (ID), to one or more memory range of memory allocable for flexible conversion to secure pages of architecturally-protected memory regions, and a processor core. The processor core is to, responsive to receipt of a request to access the memory, perform a walk of page tables and extended page tables to translate a linear address of the request to a physical address of the memory. The processor core is further to determine that the physical address corresponds to an secure page within the one or more memory range of the memory, that a first key ID located within the physical address does not match the secure region key ID, and issue a page fault and deny access to the secure page in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Krystof C. Zmudzinski, Simon P. Johnson, Raghunandan Makaram, Francis X. McKeen, Carlos V. Rozas, Meltem Ozsoy, Ilya Alexandrovich, Siddhartha Chhabra
  • Publication number: 20210117350
    Abstract: A physical layer (PHY) is coupled to a serial, differential link that is to include a number of lanes. The PHY includes a transmitter and a receiver to be coupled to each lane of the number of lanes. The transmitter coupled to each lane is configured to embed a clock with data to be transmitted over the lane, and the PHY periodically issues a blocking link state (BLS) request to cause an agent to enter a BLS to hold off link layer flit transmission for a duration. The PHY utilizes the serial, differential link during the duration for a PHY associated task selected from a group including an in-band reset, an entry into low power state, and an entry into partial width state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Safranek, Robert G. Blankenship, Venkatraman Iyer, Jeff Willey, Robert Beers, Darren S. Jue, Arvind A. Kumar, Debendra Das Sharma, Jeffrey C. Swanson, Bahaa Fahim, Vedaraman Geetha, Aaron T. Spink, Fulvio Spagna, Rahul R. Shah, Sitaraman V. Iyer, William Harry Nale, Abhishek Das, Simon P. Johnson, Yuvraj S. Dhillon, Yen-Cheng Liu, Raj K. Ramanujan, Robert A. Maddox, Herbert H. Hum, Ashish Gupta
  • Publication number: 20210064546
    Abstract: A processor includes a cryptographic engine to control access, using an secure region key identifier (ID), to one or more memory range of memory allocable for flexible conversion to secure pages of architecturally-protected memory regions, and a processor core. The processor core is to, responsive to receipt of a request to access the memory, perform a walk of page tables and extended page tables to translate a linear address of the request to a physical address of the memory. The processor core is further to determine that the physical address corresponds to an secure page within the one or more memory range of the memory, that a first key ID located within the physical address does not match the secure region key ID, and issue a page fault and deny access to the secure page in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Krystof C. Zmudzinski, Simon P. Johnson, Raghunandan Makaram, Francis X. McKeen, Carlos V. Rozas, Meltem Ozsoy, Ilya Alexandrovich, Siddhartha Chhabra
  • Patent number: 10922241
    Abstract: A processor for supporting secure memory intent is disclosed. The processor of the disclosure includes a memory execution unit to access memory and a processor core coupled to the memory execution unit. The processor core is to receive a request to access a convertible page of the memory. In response to the request, the processor core to determine an intent for the convertible page in view of a page table entry (PTE) corresponding to the convertible page. The intent indicates whether the convertible page is to be accessed as at least one of a secure page or a non-secure page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Krystof C. Zmudzinski, Siddhartha Chhabra, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Simon P. Johnson, Rebekah M. Leslie-Hurd, Francis X. McKeen, Gilbert Neiger, Raghunandan Makaram, Carlos V. Rozas, Amy L. Santoni, Vincent R. Scarlata, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Ilya Alexandrovich, Ittai Anati, Wesley H. Smith, Michael Goldsmith
  • Publication number: 20210006416
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems, methods, computer readable media, and devices configured to, for a first processor of a platform, generate a platform root key; create a data structure to encapsulate the platform root key, the data structure comprising a platform provisioning key and an identification of a registration service; and transmit, on a secure connection, the data structure to the registration service to register the platform root key for the first processor of the platform. Embodiments include systems, methods, computer readable media, and devices configured to store a device certificate received from a key generation facility; receive a manifest from a platform, the manifest comprising an identification of a processor associated with the platform; and validate the processor using a stored device certificate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent R. Scarlata, Francis X. McKeen, Carlos V. Rozas, Simon P. Johnson, Bo Zhang, James D. Beaney, JR., Piotr Zmijewski, Wesley Hamilton Smith, Eduardo Cabre, Uday R. Savagaonkar
  • Patent number: 10885202
    Abstract: A technique to enable secure application and data integrity within a computer system. In one embodiment, one or more secure enclaves are established in which an application and data may be stored and executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Francis X. McKeen, Carlos V. Rozas, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Simon P. Johnson, Vincent Scarlata, Michael A. Goldsmith, Ernie Brickell, Jiang Tao Li, Howard C. Herbert, Prashant Dewan, Stephen J. Tolopka, Gilbert Neiger, David Durham, Gary Graunke, Bernard Lint, Don A. Van Dyke, Joseph Cihula, Stalinselvaraj Jeyasingh, Stephen R. Van Doren, Dion Rodgers, John Garney, Asher Altman
  • Patent number: 10880097
    Abstract: A computing platform implements one or more secure enclaves including a first provisioning enclave to interface with a first provisioning service to obtain a first attestation key from the first provisioning service, a second provisioning enclave to interface with a different, second provisioning service to obtain a second attestation key from the second provisioning service, and a provisioning certification enclave to sign first data from the first provisioning enclave and second data from the second provisioning enclave using a hardware-based provisioning attestation key. The signed first data is used by the first provisioning enclave to authenticate to the first provisioning service to obtain the first attestation key and the signed second data is used by the second provisioning enclave to authenticate to the second provisioning service to obtain the second attestation key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent R. Scarlata, Francis X. McKeen, Carlos V. Rozas, Simon P. Johnson, Bo Zhang, James D. Beaney, Jr., Piotr Zmijewski, Wesley H. Smith, Eduardo Cabre
  • Publication number: 20200356502
    Abstract: A physical layer (PHY) is coupled to a serial, differential link that is to include a number of lanes. The PHY includes a transmitter and a receiver to be coupled to each lane of the number of lanes. The transmitter coupled to each lane is configured to embed a clock with data to be transmitted over the lane, and the PHY periodically issues a blocking link state (BLS) request to cause an agent to enter a BLS to hold off link layer flit transmission for a duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Safranek, Robert G. Blankenship, Venkatraman Iyer, Jeff Willey, Robert Beers, Darren S. Jue, Arvind A. Kumar, Debendra Das Sharma, Jeffrey C. Swanson, Bahaa Fahim, Vedaraman Geetha, Aaron T. Spink, Fulvio Spagna, Rahul R. Shah, Sitaraman V. Iyer, William Harry Nale, Abhishek Das, Simon P. Johnson, Yuvraj S. Dhillon, Yen-Cheng Liu, Raj K. Ramanujan, Robert A. Maddox, Herbert H. Hum, Ashish Gupta
  • Patent number: 10708067
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems, methods, computer readable media, and devices configured to, for a first processor of a platform, generate a platform root key; create a data structure to encapsulate the platform root key, the data structure comprising a platform provisioning key and an identification of a registration service; and transmit, on a secure connection, the data structure to the registration service to register the platform root key for the first processor of the platform. Embodiments include systems, methods, computer readable media, and devices configured to store a device certificate received from a key generation facility; receive a manifest from a platform, the manifest comprising an identification of a processor associated with the platform; and validate the processor using a stored device certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent R. Scarlata, Francis X. McKeen, Carlos V. Rozas, Simon P. Johnson, Bo Zhang, James D. Beaney, Jr., Piotr Zmijewski, Wesley Hamilton Smith, Eduardo Cabre, Uday R. Savagaonkar
  • Patent number: 10671740
    Abstract: A processor implementing techniques for supporting configurable security levels for memory address ranges is disclosed. In one embodiment, the processor includes a processing core a memory controller, operatively coupled to the processing core, to access data in an off-chip memory and a memory encryption engine (MEE) operatively coupled to the memory controller. The MEE is to responsive to detecting a memory access operation with respect to a memory location identified by a memory address within a memory address range associated with the off-chip memory, identify a security level indicator associated with the memory location based on a value stored on a security range register. The MEE is further to access at least a portion of a data item associated with the memory address range of the off-chip memory in view of the security level indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Binata Bhattacharyya, Raghunandan Makaram, Amy L. Santoni, George Z. Chrysos, Simon P. Johnson, Brian S. Morris, Francis X. McKeen
  • Publication number: 20200142838
    Abstract: A processor includes a decode unit to decode an instruction that is to indicate a page of a protected container memory, and a storage location outside of the protected container memory. An execution unit, in response to the instruction, is to ensure that there are no writable references to the page of the protected container memory while it has a write protected state. The execution unit is to encrypt a copy of the page of the protected container memory. The execution unit is to store the encrypted copy of the page to the storage location outside of the protected container memory, after it has been ensured that there are no writable references. The execution unit is to leave the page of the protected container memory in the write protected state, which is also valid and readable, after the encrypted copy has been stored to the storage location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Carlos V. Rozas, Mona Vij, Rebekah M. Leslie-Hurd, Krystof C. Zmudzinski, Somnath Chakrabarti, Francis X. Mckeen, Vincent R. Scarlata, Simon P. Johnson, Ilya Alexandrovich, Gilbert Neiger, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Ittai Anati
  • Patent number: 10592421
    Abstract: Instructions and logic provide advanced paging capabilities for secure enclave page caches. Embodiments include multiple hardware threads or processing cores, a cache to store secure data for a shared page address allocated to a secure enclave accessible by the hardware threads. A decode stage decodes a first instruction specifying said shared page address as an operand, and execution units mark an entry corresponding to an enclave page cache mapping for the shared page address to block creation of a new translation for either of said first or second hardware threads to access the shared page. A second instruction is decoded for execution, the second instruction specifying said secure enclave as an operand, and execution units record hardware threads currently accessing secure data in the enclave page cache corresponding to the secure enclave, and decrement the recorded number of hardware threads when any of the hardware threads exits the secure enclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos V. Rozas, Ilya Alexandrovich, Ittai Anati, Alex Berenzon, Michael A. Goldsmith, Barry E. Huntley, Anton Ivanov, Simon P. Johnson, Rebekah M. Leslie-Hurd, Francis X. McKeen, Gilbert Neiger, Rinat Rappoport, Scott D. Rodgers, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Vincent R. Scarlata, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Wesley H. Smith, William C. Wood
  • Patent number: 10558588
    Abstract: A processor includes a decode unit to decode an instruction that is to indicate a page of a protected container memory, and a storage location outside of the protected container memory. An execution unit, in response to the instruction, is to ensure that there are no writable references to the page of the protected container memory while it has a write protected state. The execution unit is to encrypt a copy of the page of the protected container memory. The execution unit is to store the encrypted copy of the page to the storage location outside of the protected container memory, after it has been ensured that there are no writable references. The execution unit is to leave the page of the protected container memory in the write protected state, which is also valid and readable, after the encrypted copy has been stored to the storage location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos V. Rozas, Mona Vij, Rebekah M. Leslie-Hurd, Krystof C. Zmudzinski, Somnath Chakrabarti, Francis X. Mckeen, Vincent R. Scarlata, Simon P. Johnson, Ilya Alexandrovich, Gilbert Neiger, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Ittai Anati
  • Patent number: 10534724
    Abstract: Instructions and logic support suspending and resuming migration of enclaves in a secure enclave page cache (EPC). An EPC stores a secure domain control structure (SDCS) in storage accessible by an enclave for a management process, and by a domain of enclaves. A second processor checks if a corresponding version array (VA) page is bound to the SDCS, and if so: increments a version counter in the SDCS for the page, performs an authenticated encryption of the page from the EPC using the version counter in the SDCS, and writes the encrypted page to external memory. A second processor checks if a corresponding VA page is bound to a second SDCS of the second processor, and if so: performs an authenticated decryption of the page using a version counter in the second SDCS, and loads the decrypted page to the EPC in the second processor if authentication passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos V. Rozas, Ilya Alexandrovich, Gilbert Neiger, Francis X. McKeen, Ittai Anati, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Mona Vij, Rebekah Leslie-Hurd, Krystof C. Zmudzinski, Somnath Chakrabarti, Vincent R. Scarlata, Simon P. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190391939
    Abstract: A physical layer (PHY) is coupled to a serial, differential link that is to include a number of lanes. The PHY includes a transmitter and a receiver to be coupled to each lane of the number of lanes. The transmitter coupled to each lane is configured to embed a clock with data to be transmitted over the lane, and the PHY periodically issues a blocking link state (BLS) request to cause an agent to enter a BLS to hold off link layer flit transmission for a duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Safranek, Robert G. Blankenship, Venkatraman Iyer, Jeff Willey, Robert Beers, Darren S. Jue, Arvind A. Kumar, Debendra Das Sharma, Jeffrey C. Swanson, Bahaa Fahim, Vedaraman Geetha, Aaron T. Spink, Fulvio Spagna, Rahul R. Shah, Sitaraman V. Iyer, William Harry Nale, Abhishek Das, Simon P. Johnson, Yuvraj S. Dhillon, Yen-Cheng Liu, Raj K. Ramanujan, Robert A. Maddox, Herbert H. Hum, Ashish Gupta