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8600692 Automatically configurable sensing device  
The present document describes a ready to use sensing device which is auto-configurable when turned on. The sensing device includes one or more sensors and a communication port. When turned on,...
8601248 Disk drive booting from volatile semiconductor memory when exiting power save mode  
A disk drive is disclosed comprising a head actuated over a disk, a first volatile semiconductor memory (VSM), and a second VSM. When the disk drive is powered on, control circuitry first reads...
8601250 Control over loading of device drivers for an individual instance of a PCI device  
A method identifies a plurality of PCI devices in a computer system by an associated PCI device handle, wherein each of the PCI devices is also associated with a default EFI device driver. The...
8601315 Debugger recovery on exit from low power mode  
A device is configured with components to enable debugging of the device's entry into and exit from a low power mode. The device includes: core logic, debug components, and a power management...
8601254 Configurable reset pin for input/output port  
A programmable system includes an input/output (I/O) pin that is configurable into multiple operational states. The programmable system further includes a memory device to store configuration data...
8601255 Approaches for updating bios  
Approaches for updating a Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) program used in a computer system. The computer system includes a central processing unit (CPU) and a non-volatile memory. The...
8595476 Methods and apparatus for identifying the impact of changes in computer networks  
The impact of device configuration changes on operational issues and policy compliance in a computer network can be discerned from a visual data presentation that jointly shows representations of...
8595526 System and method for power reduction by sequestering at least one device or partition in a platform from operating system access  
In some embodiments, the invention involves a system and method relating to managing power utilization in systems having multiple processing elements. In at least one embodiment, the present...
8595488 Apparatus, system and method for securing digital documents in a digital appliance  
Various embodiments include an apparatus and a method to secure protected digital document content from tampering by their user, such as unauthenticated use or use violating a policy of the...
8594289 Method for provisioning subscribers, products, and services in a broadband network  
A method for provisioning subscribers, products, and services in a broadband network includes establishing a directory system for storing information about a plurality of subscribers. The...
8589886 System and method for automatic hardware and software sequencing of computer-aided design (CAD) functionality testing  
The present invention relates to a system and a method for creating hardware and/or software test sequences and in particular, to such a system and method in which modular building blocks are used...
8589667 Booting and configuring a subsystem securely from non-local storage  
According to one aspect, a multifunctional computing device having a wireless communications processor (e.g., cellular processor) and an application processor (e.g., general-purpose processor such...
8589702 System and method for pre-boot authentication of a secure client hosted virtualization in an information handling system  
A client hosted virtualization system (CHVS) includes a processor to execute code, a component, and a non-volatile memory. The non volatile memory includes BIOS code and code to implement a...
8590040 Runtime platform firmware verification  
Embodiments of the invention are directed towards logic and/or modules stored in processor secure storage to determine whether a first platform firmware image (e.g., basic input/output system...
8589670 Adjusting system configuration for increased reliability based on margin  
A system provides a mechanism for increasing reliability by allowing margins to be evaluated and if one or more margins of a current configuration are too small, system configuration is modified...
8587809 Information processing apparatus, information processing system and computer readable medium  
According to an aspect of the invention, an information processing apparatus includes a control unit. The control unit changes a power supply state of the information processing apparatus from a...
8583906 BIOS field mapping  
BIOS field mapping includes generating basic input/output system (BIOS) information by defining property identifications using a visual form code language and determining that a proprietary set-up...
8583959 System and method for recovering data of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor  
Parameters of a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) and an associated system time of a server are stored in a field-replaceable unit (FRU) of a baseboard management controller (BMC) of...
8583907 Electronic device having an alterable configuration and methods of manufacturing and configuring the same  
An electronic device having an alterable configuration includes a non-volatile memory configurable to include at least a first partition and a second partition, the non-volatile memory storing a...
8583908 Enhanced network and local boot of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface images  
Techniques and architectures to provide high assurance image invocation in a pre-boot environment. These techniques may augment implementations of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)...
8583909 Digital broadcast receiver and booting method of digital broadcast receiver  
A digital broadcast receiver and a booting method of the digital broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of secure booting of a system in a digital broadcast receiver comprises aligning...
8578393 Log message collection employing on-demand loading of message translation libraries  
A log message collection system selects a configured host and fetches a log message. The log message collection system examines the fetched message to identify one or more DLLs necessary to...
8578144 Partial hibernation restore for boot time reduction  
Checkpoint snapshots of segments of system memory are taken while an operating system is booting in a computer system. The segments of system memory are stored in non-volatile memory as...
8578147 Computing device booting utilizing dispersed storage  
A computing device boot-up method begins by a processing module detecting a boot-up of the computing device. The method continues with the processing module addressing a distributed basic...
8578148 Method and system to transmit code to a system on a chip (SOC)  
A method and system to transmit code to a System on Chip (SOC) from a host processor using a host-side driver is provided herein. The SOC and host processor are coupled by a bus. The host driver...
8578142 System and method for shared data storage  
Systems and methods for sharing data storage on an electronic device are disclosed. A system may include a memory and a processor, an operating system executing on the electronic device, a preboot...
8578143 Modifying operating parameters based on device use  
Monitoring aging information for multiple devices. Aging information of the devices may be received. Statistics regarding the multiple devices may be determined based on the aging information. For...
8572294 Device start up system and method  
Software executes on a processor of a device, such as an automate teller machine, at start-up to perform validation of expected peripheral devices for a predetermined number of start-ups. Once the...
8572360 Bootstrap system for dual central processing units  
A bootstrap system for dual central processing units includes a south bridge, a first central processing unit, a second central processing unit and a switch control module. The south bridge...
8572363 Coupling an FPGA unit to a memory using a digital potentimeter  
There is provided an electronic device comprising an FPGA unit (100), a first and a second memory (210, 220) for storing boot data for the FPGA unit and a digital potentiometer (300) for storing a...
8572361 Configuration of a multilevel flash memory device  
A multi-level flash memory device allows for a faster and more effective configuration of the operating parameters of the memory device for performing the different functioning algorithms of the...
8572399 Method and system for two-stage security code reprogramming  
A stored predefined unmodifiable bootable code set may be verified during code reprogramming of a device, and executed as a first stage of code reprogramming of the device. The predefined...
8572362 Preinstalled operating system instances stored on removable storage devices  
One or more removable storage devices inserted into a computing device store a number of different preinstalled operating system instances. The computing device has a number of logical partitions....
8566811 Fine-grained performance configuration of application  
A method, system and computer program product for performance configuration of an application by setting at least one performance preference for a performance-sensitive class in the application,...
8566570 Distributed multi-core memory initialization  
In a system having a plurality of processing nodes, a control node divides a task into a plurality of sub-tasks, and assigns the sub-tasks to one or more additional processing nodes which execute...
8566623 Start-up control apparatus and method  
A start-up control apparatus r includes a control chip, an advanced configuration and power management interface (ACPI) controller, and a firmware. The ACPI controller is used for receiving a...
8566481 Managing configuration data  
Systems and method embodiments of managing configuration data are disclosed. One method embodiment comprises storing account-specific configuration data at a device included among a group of...
8566571 Pre-boot securing of operating system (OS) for endpoint evaluation  
Methods and apparatus involve evaluating endpoint computing assets. The endpoint has both a traditional operating system for applications, and the like, and another operating system during a...
8560821 Network storage target boot and network connectivity through a common network device  
The present disclosure includes systems and techniques relating to booting to a network storage target. In general, in one implementation, a bus-to-network device driver is loaded during a machine...
8560822 Pre-boot operating environment  
Approaches for a pre-boot operating environment. A BIOS, executing on a machine, is configured to execute a program prior to booting an operating system executing on the machine. Prior to loading...
8560826 Secure virtualization environment bootable from an external media device  
Methods and systems for creating a secure virtualization environment on a host device, without modifying the host device, the secure virtualization environment bootable from an external media...
8560820 Single security model in booting a computing device  
A method and apparatus for securely booting software components in an electronic device to establish an operating environment are described herein. According to an aspect of the invention,...
8560818 Automatic retrieval, parsing and application of configuration for a specific-purpose client having a windows-based embedded image with a write-filter  
Examples of methods and apparatus are provided for automatic retrieval, parsing and application of configuration for a specific-purpose local client having a windows-based embedded image with a...
8560817 Information processing apparatus, information processing system, computer program and information processing method, determining whether operating environment can be assigned  
It will be provided with an information processing apparatus, an information processing system, a computer program and an information processing method, which can prepare operating environment...
8560819 Software execution using multiple initialization modes  
Arrangements for executing enterprise resource planning software in a plurality of modes are presented. A graphical user interface may allow an administrator to select from the plurality of modes...
8555050 Apparatus and method thereof for reliable booting from NAND flash memory  
An apparatus for enabling booting from a NAND flash memory comprises a NAND flash controller connected to the NAND flash memory, wherein the NAND flash memory is configured to include at least a...
8554959 Apparatus and methods for communicating with programmable devices  
A circuit arrangement includes a programmable logic device. The programmable logic device includes configuration logic circuitry. The programmable logic device also includes configurable...
8555045 Electronic meter for concurrently updating firmware and collecting meter usage with a micro controller calculates the usage when a reset time is longer than a predetermined period of storing time  
There are provided an electronic apparatus and a meter which are operable during the updating of an operating program and firmware. The electronic apparatus operable during program updating...
8555044 System and method to lock electronic device  
A method to lock an electronic device comprising an operating system comprises placing the electronic device in a disable state in which the processor is blocked from accessing the operating...
8555048 Computer system for booting a system image by associating incomplete identifiers to complete identifiers via querying storage locations according to priority level where the querying is self adjusting  
A computer system has extensible firmware interface firmware. The EFI firmware loads incomplete virtual boot data from a resource manager and then completes the boot data. The completed boot data...