Patents by Inventor William Lattin

William Lattin 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: 20180278587
    Abstract: Trust between entities participating in an upgrade or enablement/disablement process is established and, to facilitate this remotely and securely, a highly tamper resistant point of trust in the system that is being produced is used. This point of trust enables a more efficient distribution system to be used. Through either a provisioning process or at later stages, i.e. subsequent to installation, manufacture, assembly, sale, etc.; the point of trust embodied as a feature controller on the device or system being modified is given a feature set (or updated feature set) that, when validated, is used to enable or disable entire features or to activate portions of the feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Daskalopoulos, Ashok Vadekar, David Wong, William Lattin, Daniel O'Loughlin, David R. Sequino
  • Patent number: 10003580
    Abstract: Trust between entities participating in an upgrade or enablement/disablement process is established and, to facilitate this remotely and securely, a highly tamper resistant point of trust in the system that is being produced is used. This point of trust enables a more efficient distribution system to be used. Through either a provisioning process or at later stages, i.e. subsequent to installation, manufacture, assembly, sale, etc.; the point of trust embodied as a feature controller on the device or system being modified is given a feature set (or updated feature set) that, when validated, is used to enable or disable entire features or to activate portions of the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Certicom Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Daskalopoulos, Ashok Vadekar, David Wong, William Lattin, Daniel O'Loughlin, David R. Sequino
  • Patent number: 9485223
    Abstract: Trust between entities participating in an upgrade or enablement/disablement process is established and, to facilitate this remotely and securely, a highly tamper resistant point of trust in the system that is being produced is used. This point of trust enables a more efficient distribution system to be used. Through either a provisioning process or at later stages, i.e. subsequent to installation, manufacture, assembly, sale, etc.; the point of trust embodied as a feature controller on the device or system being modified is given a feature set (or updated feature set) that, when validated, is used to enable or disable entire features or to activate portions of the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Certicom Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Daskalopoulos, Ashok Vadekar, David Wong, William Lattin, Daniel O'Loughlin, David R. Sequino
  • Patent number: 8631247
    Abstract: An asset management system is provided, which includes a hardware module operating as an asset control core. The asset control core generally includes a small hardware core embedded in a target system on chip that establishes a hardware-based point of trust on the silicon die. The asset control core can be used as a root of trust on a consumer device by having features that make it difficult to tamper with. The asset control core is able to generate a unique identifier for one device and participate in the tracking and provisioning of the device through a secure communication channel with an appliance. The appliance generally includes a secure module that caches and distributes provisioning data to one of many agents that connect to the asset control core, e.g. on a manufacturing line or in an after-market programming session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Certicom Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel O'Loughlin, Keelan Smith, Jay Scott Fuller, Joseph Ku, William Lattin, Marinus Struik, Yuri Poeluev, Matthew J. Campagna, Thomas Stiemerling
  • Publication number: 20130003970
    Abstract: Trust between entities participating in an upgrade or enablement/disablement process is established and, to facilitate this remotely and securely, a highly tamper resistant point of trust in the system that is being produced is used. This point of trust enables a more efficient distribution system to be used. Through either a provisioning process or at later stages, i.e. subsequent to installation, manufacture, assembly, sale, etc.; the point of trust embodied as a feature controller on the device or system being modified is given a feature set (or updated feature set) that, when validated, is used to enable or disable entire features or to activate portions of the feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: CERTICOM CORP.
    Inventors: Michael Daskalopoulos, Ashok Vadekar, David Wong, William Lattin, Daniel O'Loughlin, David R. Sequino
  • Publication number: 20120102334
    Abstract: An asset management system is provided, which includes a hardware module operating as an asset control core. The asset control core generally includes a small hardware core embedded in a target system on chip that establishes a hardware-based point of trust on the silicon die. The asset control core can be used as a root of trust on a consumer device by having features that make it difficult to tamper with. The asset control core is able to generate a unique identifier for one device and participate in the tracking and provisioning of the device through a secure communication channel with an appliance. The appliance generally includes a secure module that caches and distributes provisioning data to one of many agents that connect to the asset control core, e.g. on a manufacturing line or in an after-market programming session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: CERTICOM CORP.
    Inventors: Daniel O'Loughlin, Keelan Smith, Jay Scott Fuller, Joseph Ku, William Lattin, Marinus Struik, Yuri Poeluev, Martthew J. Campagna, Thomas Stiemerling
  • Publication number: 20090292926
    Abstract: Trust between entities participating in an upgrade or enablement/disablement process is established and, to facilitate this remotely and securely, a highly tamper resistant point of trust in the system that is being produced is used. This point of trust enables a more efficient distribution system to be used. Through either a provisioning process or at later stages, i.e. subsequent to installation, manufacture, assembly, sale, etc.; the point of trust embodied as a feature controller on the device or system being modified is given a feature set (or updated feature set) that, when validated, is used to enable or disable entire features or to activate portions of the feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Daskalopoulos, Ashok Vadekar, David Wong, William Lattin, Daniel O'Loughlin, David R. Sequino