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8156319 Self-restarting network devices  
A method and apparatus for self-monitoring to identify an occurrence of a threshold and rebooting in response to the occurrence of the threshold is provided. In an embodiment, a data processing...
8151099 Virtualized service tool and virtualized control tool  
A computer-readable medium is disclosed. The computer-readable medium stores a virtualized service tool application program for running on a computer running an existing operating system platform....
8149234 Picture processing using a hybrid system configuration  
A system is presented that is configured to reduce power consumption when performing processing tasks. The system includes a first processing entity capable of performing a set of operations, and...
8151104 Establishing user-defined management engine default settings stored in a system memory  
The employment of a process of applying user-defined defaults to a management engine or analogous arrangement, wherein a system BIOS calls or recalls such defaults, as needed, from NVRAM...
8151105 Convertible computer with selective activation of input devices and power consumption level based on a tablet or notebook mode  
A convertible computer is equipped with a notebook computer function and a tablet computer function. When a system power supply is turned on, a functionality or physical configuration such as...
8151101 Method, apparatus, and system for quiescing a boot environment  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for quiescing a boot environment. A reservation module reserves a portion of a first storage device. A store module stores an update boot image to...
8151103 System and method for providing object triggers  
The present invention provides for systems and methods of dynamically controlling a cluster or grid environment. The method comprises attaching a trigger to an object and firing the trigger based...
8151102 System and methods for booting electronic devices  
The invention provides a boot method capable of reducing boot time even in the case of a change in the configuration of boot files. A boot file is booted from a hard disk drive in a computer...
8151110 Methods and apparatuses for configuring products  
Methods and apparatuses for configuring products for security. In one aspect, a method of manufacturing a device, includes: determining a first executable code for the device, the first executable...
8145894 Reconfiguration of an accelerator module having a programmable logic device  
Reconfiguration of an accelerator module having a programmable logic device is described, where the reconfiguration is performed during runtime without rebooting. For example, a computer is put...
8145924 Storage apparatus and start-up control method for the same  
At the time of initial start-up, two or more storage units are started as a start-up control unit so that the total power consumption will not exceed specified electric power. Upon initial...
8146143 Fraud detection  
In some embodiments, techniques for information security include receiving information related to an authentication credential, wherein the information is related to a failed authentication...
8145893 Hot-plugging a memory device  
An extensible firmware interface (EFI) framework is to enable hot-plugging and hot-removal of memory devices. The security phase of the EFI may enable a cache to operate as RAM (CAR mode) to...
8145891 Bios-selectable data wiping system  
A data storage device includes a computer-readable medium encoded with a computer program that, when executed communicates with a basic input/output system (BIOS), receives a user selection from...
8145951 Control device  
A control device includes: memory diagnosis means for setting a power-on status when an electric power is turned on and diagnosing an ECC memory; restarting means for restarting the control device...
8140836 Information processing apparatus and program  
If a defect flag stored in a CF 19 while a BIOS is being booted, an information processing device 10 boots a second program stored in an external device 31 connected to a connection section 21,...
8140816 Utilizing partition resource requirements from workload estimation to automate partition software configuration and validation  
A method and apparatus for utilizing partition resource requirements to automate computer partition configuration. Partition resource requirements that are collected by a workload estimator...
8140841 Method and micro-system for updating configurations of target system in computer  
A technique for updating configurations of a target system in a computer. The method comprises booting, based on Preboot Execution Environment technology, a micro-system for updating...
8140837 Automatically making selective changes to firmware or configuration settings  
According to one embodiment, a corrupted network hardware device may be automatically inspected and repaired. A default boot sequence may be suspended, and an external recovery device may inspect...
8140839 Method and system of file manipulation during early boot time by accessing user-level data  
A system and method for enabling access to user-level data is described. One embodiment includes accessing user-level data associated with a kernel-level function using a portable executable (PE)...
8140840 Multi-operating system document editing mode for battery powered personal computing devices  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for a low power document editing mode for mobile computing devices. In an embodiment of the invention, a...
8140838 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)...
8140835 Updating a basic input/output system (‘BIOS’) boot block security module in compute nodes of a multinode computer  
Updating a BIOS boot block security module in a plurality of compute nodes of a multinode computer including, for each compute node in the multinode computer, upon powering on the compute node:...
8140683 Method and system for selecting an operating system at user login on a target device  
A method of selecting an operating system at a target device in communication with a server is provided. A network bootstrap program is initiated at the target device prior to executing an...
8135946 Method for programming an operating device for lighting means  
The invention relates to a method for programming an operating device for lighting, wherein the operating device comprises firmware and an interface for receiving external control commands for...
8135943 Method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for generating a dispatching function  
The routines to be called by the dispatching function are identified based on the contents of description files associated with the child modules containing the routines to be called. Once the...
8136165 Securing a data transmission channel  
A method of establishing a secure communication channel between end nodes of an IP communication network via one or more intermediate nodes using the Secure Shell, SSH, protocol, the method...
8135945 Flexible boot methods for multi-processor devices  
A method for booting a processing device, the processing device comprising a first and a second processing unit, the method comprising: detecting by the first processing unit, whether at least one...
8135944 Selectively powered data interfaces  
A plurality of separately powered data interface circuits, a controller circuit, and power switch circuits that collectively enable a supply of power to only one of the data interface circuits and...
8135904 Method and apparatus for facilitating fast wake-up of a non-volatile memory system  
A method includes storing at a non-volatile memory in a data storage device a first copy of a memory management table. The method further includes storing, at the non-volatile memory, a list of...
8135813 Method, system and program product for remotely deploying and automatically customizing workstation images  
A method, system and program product for remotely deploying and automatically customizing workstation images. A client's first partition receives a workstation image deployed from a server in...
8136151 Systems and methods for remotely maintaining virtual private networks  
Systems and methods are disclosed for automatically configuring, managing, and maintaining a network device or VPN using a public network such as the Internet. Initial configuration of a network...
8132055 Operating system-firmware interface update recovery  
Operating system (‘OS’)-firmware interface update recovery including determining, for each of a plurality of available OS-firmware interface images for booting a computer, whether each available...
8131986 System and method for boot loading of programs within a host operating environment having one or more linked guest operating systems  
A system and method for loading programs during a system boot using stored configuration data in a predetermined file system from a prior session and providing the stored configuration data to a...
8132032 Electronic device for reducing power consumption during sleep mode of computer motherboard and motherboard thereof  
A power-saving electronic device for use with a computer motherboard in a “suspend to memory” state is disclosed. The power-saving electronic device enables compulsory interruption of power supply...
8131990 Data processing apparatus and method of mounting logical drive  
A data processing apparatus and a method of mounting a logical drive are provided which reduce the time required for completing start-up of an application. A priority level of each logical drive...
8131992 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...
8131891 Updating I/O capability of a logically-partitioned computer system  
A hosting partition update mechanism allows updating I/O capability of a logically-partitioned computer system in a way that minimally affects the performance and availability of I/O in the...
8131917 Storing a driver for controlling a memory  
Systems and techniques for accessing a memory, such as a NAND or NOR flash memory, involve storing an operating application for a computing device in a first memory and storing a driver containing...
8131985 Semiconductor memory device having processor reset function and reset control method thereof  
A semiconductor memory device for use in a multiprocessor system includes a shared memory area and a reset signal generator. The shared memory area is accessible by the processors of the...
8127126 Integrated power supply and network connection control device for cord set  
An integrated power supply and network connection control device for a cord set includes a power device having a main outlet and a plurality of auxiliary outlets, the main outlet is kept power-on...
8127123 Method and system for migrating information between information handling systems  
A system for migrating information includes a first information handling system (IHS). The first IHS is for, in response to a first boot event, booting from a computer readable medium, bypassing...
8127124 Remote configuration of computing platforms  
An embodiment of the invention relates to a computing platform (10) having an attribute (241) that is configurable by a remote system (350), the computing platform (10) storing a first verifier...
8127128 Synchronization of swappable module in modular system  
Exemplary methods, systems, and computer program product embodiments for synchronizing a swappable module between modular computer systems are provided. Each of the embodiments has dual...
8127127 System and method for transferring configuration information to an embedded device using a command line interface  
A system and method is disclosed for transferring configuration information to an embedded device associated with an option ROM during those periods in which the option ROM is disabled. The method...
8127122 Selection of boot drive in a computer system  
A boot drive of a computing system is identified during at least two runtime environment of the computer system. The computer system includes at least two storage devices. An indicia is created on...
8125986 Method for enabling secure usage of computers using a mechanism lockdown  
A computer-implemented method for selectively enabling and disabling at least one of a plurality of functions of a host operating system and for selectively enabling and disabling at least one of...
8127363 Method and apparatus for booting a processing system  
Machine-readable media, methods, apparatus and system for booting a processing system are described. In an embodiment, whether to launch an open operating system or a closed operating system to...
8127125 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...
8122234 Flash memory backup system for network devices  
A device includes a first memory with first and second memory segments. The first memory segment stores a full image file. A second memory segment stores a partial image file, which is a smaller...