US Patent No. 10,169,623

SECURITY APPARATUS FOR COMPUTING SYSTEMS


Patent No. 10,169,623
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Security Apparatus For Computing Systems
Inventorship Gerald K. Bartley, Rochester, MN (US)
Darryl J. Becker, Rochester, MN (US)
Matthew S. Doyle, Chatfield, MN (US)
Mark J. Jeanson, Rochester, MN (US)
Mark O. Maxson, Mantorville, MN (US)
Assignee International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,169,623

1. A security apparatus, comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit acoustic signals in a computing system according to an acoustic pattern;
a receiver configured to receive returned acoustic signals in response to the transmitted acoustic signals;
a logic configured to:
upon receiving the returned acoustic signals at the receiver, generate acoustic measurements from the returned acoustic signals based on the acoustic pattern, the generated acoustic measurements relating to a physical arrangement of computing components within the computing system;
compare the generated acoustic measurements to baseline acoustic measurements, wherein the baseline acoustic measurements are derived from acoustic profiles corresponding to a default physical arrangement of computing components within the computing system; and
upon determining that the generated acoustic measurements do not substantially match the baseline acoustic measurements, assert a signal indicating that the default physical arrangement of computing components within the computing system has been altered.