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8650387 IC chip, information processing apparatus, software module control method, information processing system, information processing method, and program  
An IC chip, an information processing apparatus, a software module control method, an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program for ensuring security before...
8645672 Configuring a computer system for a software package installation  
A request from an installer of a software application to configure the computer system for installation of the software application is received at a configuration client. Upon receiving the...
8645600 Configuring expansion component interconnect (‘ECI’) physical functions on an ECI device in a computing system  
Configuring expansion component interconnect (‘ECI’) physical functions on an ECI device in a computing system, including: configuring by an ECI device configuration manager, during run-time of...
8645671 Direct computing experience  
Described is a technology by which a computer system operates in a mode that is different from a general purpose operating mode, upon detection of a special actuation mechanism coupled to the...
8645673 Multicore processor and method of use that adapts core functions based on workload execution  
A processor has multiple cores with each core having an associated function to support processor operations. The functions performed by the cores are selectively altered to improve processor...
8645585 System and method for dynamically configuring a serial data link in a display device  
A technique is disclosed for dynamically reconfiguring a digital video link based on previously determined link training parameters. Reusing the previously determined link training parameters...
8644499 Method and system for securely protecting a semiconductor chip without compromising test and debug capabilities  
A semiconductor chip may be operable to block the debug interfaces when the semiconductor chip boots up from the boot read-only memory (ROM). The semiconductor chip may be operable to authenticate...
8639917 Streaming a desktop image over wide area networks in which the desktop image is segmented into a prefetch set of files, streaming set of files and leave-behind set of files  
Techniques are provided for desktop streaming over wide area networks. In one embodiment, a computer comprises logic stored in one or more storage media. The logic is configured to receive a first...
8639918 Memory compatibility system and method  
An apparatus including a first connector configured to fit into a first socket in a processing system, the first connector and first socket conforming to a first standard, a second socket...
8640226 Mechanisms to secure data on hard reset of device  
Mechanisms to secure data on a hard reset of a device are provided. A hard reset request is detected on a handheld device. Before the hard reset is permitted to process an additional security...
8639923 System and method for component 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 security processor, a component that includes a certificate, and a non-volatile memory. The non-volatile memory...
8639919 Tracer configuration and enablement by reset microcode  
A microprocessor is provided with a reset logic flag and corresponding reset microcode that selectively enables the reset microcode to set up and enable debug logic before the microprocessor...
8639915 Apparatus and method for distributing private keys to an entity with minimal secret, unique information  
In some embodiments, a method and apparatus for distributing private keys to an entity with minimal secret, unique information are described. In one embodiment, the method includes the storage of...
8635473 Powered device classification in a wired data telecommunications network  
In a wired data telecommunication network power sourcing equipment (PSE) coupled to a powered device (PD) carries out an inline power discovery process to verify that the PD is adapted to receive...
8635438 Method and system of file manipulation during early boot time by accessing user-level data associated with a kernel-level function  
A system and method that enables access to user-level data during a boot-time of a computer is described. One embodiment includes memory containing program instructions configured to cause a...
8631186 Hardware and file system agnostic mechanism for achieving capsule support  
Methods and apparatus relating to a hardware and file system agnostic mechanism for achieving capsule support are described. In one embodiment, content associate with a capsule are stored in a...
8631259 Method and apparatus for quick resumption of a processing system with volatile memory  
When transitioning from sleep mode to active mode, a processing system loads first stage resume content and second stage resume content into a volatile memory of the processing system. The first...
8627054 Method and apparatus to create single firmware image for multiple server platforms  
According to one aspect, a computer-implemented method for managing a computer system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the computer system includes a processor that is programmed to cause the...
8627057 Reconfigurable sensing platform for software-defined instrumentation  
A reconfigurable sensor front-end includes a logic block having a storage circuit to store hardware description information and a reconfigurable block including a plurality of circuits. The...
8627052 System and method of enabling a function within a module configured to be used within an information handling system  
A system and method of enabling a function within a module configured to be used with an information handling system is disclosed. In one form, the method of enabling functions includes detecting...
8627056 Methods and systems for modifying disk images to provide network interface card teaming capabilities  
A system for modifying a virtual disk to provide network interface card (NIC) teaming capabilities to a virtual disk. The system can include a virtual disk that has access to one or more NICs. In...
8625144 Apparatuses and methods for switching between printing apparatuses  
A storage medium for storing a program that switches a plurality of printing apparatuses by changing a port of a logical printer for printout and is executed by a computer having a storage unit...
8627133 Virtual machine boot speed-up by clock acceleration  
A mechanism for virtual machine (VM) boot speed-up by clock acceleration is disclosed. A method of the invention includes detecting that a VM managed by a hypervisor of a host machine is starting...
8621192 Computer start-up system, computer start-up method, and computer start-up program  
To start-up a computer system promptly at the time of power-on. The system includes an expansion card having an initialization command set in advance and a main body unit on which the expansion...
8621115 Configuring a data storage device with a configuration data record set in response to a configuration code  
A method is disclosed for configuring a data storage device. The data storage device receives a configuration code, and in response to the configuration code selects a configuration data record...
8621191 Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for providing a secure predefined boot sequence  
An apparatus for providing a secure predefined boot sequence may include a processor. The processor may be configured to verify a predefined boot sequence certificate that defines a boot sequence...
8621193 Booting a computer system at start-up by transferring a first part of instructions using a second bus and transferring a second part of instructions using a first bus where the second bus is configured to transfer instructions at a faster rate than the first bus  
A computing device is provided that includes a computing unit, which has a working memory and a processing unit, and a boot memory having control instructions for operating the computing device....
8621190 System and method for changing a particular system setting during a pre-extensible firmware interface initialization (PEI) phase based on a command from a PEI module (PEIM)  
A method of manipulating a system setting when booting an information handling system can include providing an update request repository that includes a plurality of entries. Each of the plurality...
8621410 Multiprocessor computer system and method having at least one processor with a dynamically reconfigurable instruction set  
An innovative realization of computer hardware, software and firmware comprising a multiprocessor system wherein at least one processor can be configured to have a fixed instruction set and one or...
8621130 System data transfer optimization of extended computer systems  
A solution for setup and optimization of a data transfer path in extended computer systems, where the I/O system is virtualized. The solution achieves advantageous results via a mechanism that...
8621188 Certificate verification  
An improved secure programming technique involves reducing the size of bits programmed in on-chip secret non-volatile memory, at the same time enabling the typical secure applications supported by...
8621189 System and method for hardware strengthened passwords  
A cryptographic module and a computing device implemented method for securing data using a cryptographic module is provided. The cryptographic module may include an input component for receiving a...
8615788 Method and apparatus for scalable integrity attestation in virtualization environments  
A computer implemented method for logging extensions to platform configuration registers inside a trusted platform module instance is provided. A request to extend the current state of at least...
8615648 Method and system for booting, provisioning and activating hardware and software clients  
Automated booting of a client for a subscriber is provided for clients that are for use in interactive user sessions that involve multimedia. A subscribe message is sent from the client to a proxy...
8615070 Personalizing computerized customer service  
A method and system for improving user satisfaction with a computer system that includes a computer. The computer prompts a user at a user machine to select a language usage pattern preference...
8612631 Control apparatus including detachable keypad with communication port connecting personal computer to the keypad  
The control apparatus according to the invention includes a keypad detachable from the control apparatus and including a communication device that facilitates communicating with a personal...
8612733 Battery management systems with enumerating circuits  
A system may include multiple chips and a host processor. The host processor can be coupled to the multiple chips and send an enumerate command. The multiple chips can propagate an enumerate...
8612736 Control apparatus and method for powering on a computer  
A control apparatus includes a power supply unit, a power on unit, a control chip, a baseboard management controller (BMC) chip, and a south bridge. The power on unit sends a first power on signal...
8612734 Method and apparatus for reprogramming applications in embedded devices  
A method for uploading and storing application code in a re-writable, non-volatile memory of an electronic device is carried out by means of a bootloader. The bootloader receives the application...
8612642 Information processing apparatus and control method thereof  
An information processing apparatus includes an interface unit configured to electrically connect with a peripheral device capable of receiving a memory storage medium inserted into the peripheral...
8612652 Systems, methods, and media for disabling graphic processing units  
An information handling system (IHS) provides a method for managing power consumption. The method includes detecting a power-on in the IHS, wherein the IHS comprises a first graphics processing...
8612737 System and method for supporting multiple hardware platforms with a single disk image  
Exemplary embodiments of the present invention disclosed herein relate to a method and system for providing data in response to a request. An exemplary method comprises receiving a request for...
8612803 Information processing apparatus and driver execution control method  
An information processing apparatus includes a process monitor configured to monitor the status of processes executed in accordance with respective monitored driver programs which are to be...
8612735 Resetting an LTE unit that is not in a readily accessible location  
A system may include a device that is in a first location that is not readily accessible. The device may detect a powering up of the device a particular quantity of times during a particular time...
8607037 Pre-installation environment used by operating systems  
A pre-installation environment used by an operating system includes a pre-installation kit, a running unit, and a write inhibiting unit. The running unit is used for running the pre-installation...
8607036 Power management apparatus and methods  
Apparatus and method for power management and especially to power management integrated circuits (PMICs). In one aspect, the invention relates to a PMIC having an internal non-volatile memory...
8607081 Power control for PXI express controller  
A PXI Express controller may be configured to support at least three different conditions under which the controller may be turned on. If a chassis (e.g. a PXI Express chassis) interfacing with...
8606892 Deployment and updating of applications and drivers on a client device using an extensible markup language (XML) configuration file  
The deployment and updating of applications and drivers on a client device having a write-filter is described. A first deployment extensible markup language (XML) configuration file is obtained...
8607038 Apparatus and method for downloading contents using an interior mass storage in a portable terminal  
A method and apparatus for downloading content to a large-capacity internal memory in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes performing a booting process of the portable terminal at...
8601247 Programming non-volatile memory in a secure processor  
An improved secure programming technique involves reducing the size of bits programmed in on-chip secret non-volatile memory, at the same time enabling the typical secure applications supported by...