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8443183 Pre-boot loader for reducing system boot time  
A pre-boot loader reduces the boot time of an operating system (OS). An OS is typically loaded by its own OS loader. A pre-boot loader is typically a software module in the system firmware or the...
8443182 Media data playback device and reboot method thereof  
A media data playback device comprises first and second nonvolatile memories. The first nonvolatile memory stores a boot loader and a kernel of an operating system in a compressed format. The...
8443179 Method and system for unified audio control on a personal computer  
A system and method for improved audio controls on a personal computer is provided. The system and method provide a unified architecture for audio controls across hardware and software interfaces...
8443135 Exhaustive parameter search algorithm for interface with nand flash memory  
The Exhaustive Parameter Search (EPS) algorithm of this invention enables communicating devices to access to a large variety of NAND Flash memories. The EPS algorithm exploits the fact that the...
8443180 Method for operation system startup  
A method for operation system startup includes steps of switching on hardware startup; determining whether there is a trigger signal; reading an initial parameter from a storage device, and...
8443178 Operating system image shrinking apparatus and method and computer readable tangible medium storing a program for operating system image shrinking  
An OS image shrinking apparatus for shrinking a size of at least one OS image stored in a computer. The OS image shrinking apparatus includes an execution history management unit that operates a...
8443123 UPnP control point and UPnP device based on the UPnP network and connecting method using the same  
Disclosed herein are a UPnP control point and a UPnP device based on the UPnP network and a connecting method using the same, in which a service connection is performed. The service connection is...
8443184 System and method for personalizing devices  
A system and method for personalizing a device is disclosed herein. A user configures a plurality of settings associated with a device. Each setting is identified as a user setting or a platform...
8438375 Configuring media player  
A media player is executed on an electronic device by implementing a runtime of a media player in a modular framework on the electronic device. The modular framework is configured to have each of...
8438378 Systems and methods for tuning an operating system, application, or network component  
A method, system, apparatus, and media are directed to tuning a device. Values are stored for each of a plurality of device parameters based on device metrics. The device parameters are...
8438377 Information processing apparatus, method and computer-readable storage medium that encrypts and decrypts data using a value calculated from operating-state data  
An information processing apparatus includes a main memory unit storing while on-power; an auxiliary storage unit functionable even off-power; a control unit performing hibernation of generating...
8438374 Computer system and control method of the same  
A computer system includes a device which transmits data through a predetermined interface and outputs first recognition information in response to a predetermined power on self test (POST)...
8438373 Activating applications based on accelerometer data  
In some implementations, a computer-implemented method includes storing a plurality of acceleration profiles in a mobile device; receiving accelerometer data from an accelerometer in the mobile...
8433890 Preparing and preserving a system configuration during a hot upgrade  
A planned system configuration is stored to a volatile memory coupled to a processor executing a first operating system kernel. The planned system configuration is tagged. A boot of a second...
8433887 System and method for booting device corresponding software if it does not conflict with a program currently running when a device is connected to an information handling system  
A boot control method of a program in an information processing apparatus to which a device can be connected, the method including a search step of searching for a running program that is running...
8433927 Cryptographically-enabled privileged mode execution  
A method, computer program product, and data processing system are disclosed for protecting sensitive program code (and also data) from unauthorized access in a memory space not subject to...
8433891 Accessing multiple user states concurrently in a configurable IC  
Some embodiments of the invention provide a configuration/debug network for configuring and debugging a configurable integrated circuit (IC). The configurable IC in some embodiments includes...
8433889 Operating system context switching  
A technique for quickly switching between a first operating system (OS) and a second OS involves deactivating the first OS and booting the second OS from memory. The technique can include...
8434144 Method and apparatus for selectively enabling a microprocessor-based system  
A system for selectively enabling a microprocessor-based system is disclosed. State information that describes the operating conditions or circumstances under which a user intends to operate the...
8433886 Nonvolatile memory device including a buffer RAM and boot code management method thereof  
A nonvolatile memory device may includes a cell array to store a boot code; a boot RAM to store the boot code; a data RAM to store user data being exchanged with the external device; and a...
8429387 Method and system for remote configuration of a computing device  
A method and system for remote configuration of a computing device includes generating initialization code configured to initialize a memory and/or processor of the computing device dependent on...
8429390 Method for performing quick boot and general boot at bios stage  
A method for performing a quick boot and a general boot at a basic input output system (BIOS) stage is described. A computer is powered on. An embedded controller firmware or a BIOS determines...
8429395 Controlling access to software component state  
A request is received from a software component of a software product to access a value of a public setting of the software component. A check is made as to whether the request conforms to an...
8429388 System and method for express execution of internet service accessing  
A method for express execution of internet service accessing with a touch-control interface for a computer system is provided. A computer system is installed with a first operating system in a...
8429253 Method and system for detecting changes in computer files and settings and automating the migration of settings and files to computers  
A system and method for managing and performing migration of individual settings and files from a user's computer to a second computer which provides complete migration by establishing a base set...
8429392 Function expansion apparatus for connecting an information processing apparatus to an external storage apparatus  
A disclosed function expansion apparatus for expanding a function of an information processing apparatus by connecting the information processing apparatus to an external storage apparatus via a...
8429391 Boot partitions in memory devices and systems  
The present disclosure includes boot partitions in memory devices and systems, and methods associated therewith. One or more embodiments include an array of memory cells, wherein the array...
8429756 Security restrictions on binary behaviors  
A security model restricts binary behaviors on a machine based on identified security zones. Binary behaviors can be attached to an element of a document, web-page, or email message. The binary...
8429357 Device management apparatus, device initialization method, and device system  
A device management apparatus that executes an initialization processing to a device that stores user data includes a first initialization processing section for executing a first initialization...
8423753 System and method for express execution of navigation function  
A method for express execution of navigation function is provided. A computer system is installed with a first operating system in a data storage device therein. The method includes the following...
8423756 Remote management of UEFI BIOS settings and configuration  
In an information handling system (IHS), remote management of basic input/output system (BIOS) settings and configuration includes maintaining a BIOS setting/configuration database, providing an...
8423812 Time correction in a semiconductor device using correction information provided by an adjacent semiconductor device  
In an information processing apparatus that includes a first and second semiconductor devices that are connected to each other and also includes a system control device that is connected to the...
8423755 Memory system and memory management method including the same  
A multi-processor system includes a first processor, a second processor communicable with the first processor, a first non-volatile memory for storing first codes and second codes to respectively...
8422674 Application-specific secret generation  
A method, computer program product, and data processing system for protecting sensitive program code and data (including persistently stored data) from unauthorized access. Dedicated hardware...
8423996 Delivery system, server device, terminal device, and delivery method  
A distribution system comprising a server device and a terminal device communicably connected to each other via a network. Wherein, the terminal device transmits an acquisition request of the...
8423679 Card and host apparatus  
A host apparatus, into which a card having a nonvolatile semiconductor memory is inserted, issues a check command to the card. The check command instructs to send information on whether the card...
8423795 Storage controller comprising encryption function, data encryption method, and storage system  
Proposed are a storage controller equipped with an encryption function, a data encryption method, and a storage system enabling a user to apply one's desired encryption policy to data received...
8424063 Workflow management apparatus and workflow management method  
A server apparatus generates a folder for content to be transmitted from an image processing apparatus, and sets a path of the folder to the image processing apparatus as a destination of sending...
8423990 Installing software onto a client through a network, and corresponding client  
The present invention relates to a method and system for installing software onto a client in the NIM environment and corresponding client. Said method includes: initializing said client, wherein...
8417932 Information processing apparatus and control method thereof  
An information processing apparatus including an apparatus body and a system control apparatus. The apparatus body includes a first processing unit that executes an arithmetic operation; a first...
8417927 Apparatus for reading a first program, reading and initializing a second program prior to power saving state and executing the second program upon returning to ordinary state  
A function providing apparatus includes a first reading unit, a second reading unit, a first initializing unit, a second initializing unit, a first receiving unit, a second receiving unit, and a...
8418223 Systems and methods for updating parental-control settings  
A computer-implemented method may include establishing, within a parental-control software system, an academic-performance policy that defines how academic performance of a student affects at...
8417825 Communications handles and proxy agents  
Methods and apparatuses for proxying communication requests to services hosted on a data processing system. In one exemplary method, an open-ended configuration file is distilled to create an...
8417928 Turbo boot systems and methods for subsequent booting from a captured data stored in a non-volatile semiconductor memory  
A computer system includes a hard disk drive and a non-volatile semiconductor memory. The hard disk drive stores a first set of data that includes boot up data. The non-volatile semiconductor...
8417930 Modular integrated circuit with uniform address mapping  
A modular integrated circuit includes a hub module that is coupled to a plurality of spoke modules via a plurality of hub interfaces. A memory module stores hub software and hub data and...
8417926 Systems and methods for providing configuration management services from a provisioning server  
A provisioning server can perform configuration management services on target machines served by the provisioning server. The provisioning server can maintain a set of management templates. The...
8412918 Booting mechanism for FPGA-based embedded system  
According to various embodiments, a programmable device assembly includes an FPGA coupled to a nonvolatile serial configuration memory (e.g., serial flash memory) and a volatile fast bulk memory...
8412925 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...
8412892 Storage system and ownership control method for storage system  
Access to various types of resources is controlled efficiently, thereby enhancing the throughput. A storage system includes: a disk device for providing a volume for storing data to a host system;...
8412921 Control device for a vehicle and method for a data update for a control device for a vehicle  
A control device for a vehicle and a method for a data update for a control device for a vehicle are provided, in which a first memory is provided that has a first area in which a bootloader is...