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8504812 Mobile terminal and method for controlling accessing of device thereof  
A mobile terminal and its device accessing control method are disclosed. When power is applied to the terminal, the terminal executes BIOS information. When certain identification information (ID)...
8504814 Resiliency against field-updated security elements  
User terminal resilience to application elements may be provided. Upon initialization, a user terminal may detect elements associated with the user terminal's operation. The user terminal may load...
8504816 Integrated circuit device configuration  
Various embodiments include an integrated circuit (IC) device having a conductive contact, and a circuit to determine a resistance value of a circuit path between the conductive contact and a...
8499141 Multi-socket server management with RFID  
Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags embedded in processors within a computing system provide a separate communication path to other components of the computing system during initialization...
8499345 Blocking computer system ports on per user basis  
An approach is provided that receives a user identifier from a user of the information handling system. The user identifier can include a username as well as a user authentication code, such as a...
8499143 Method for shortening the boot time of a computer system  
A computer system having an operating environment configured for enabling boot up in a relatively short time is disclosed. A hard disk is utilized to store a boot file. A run process list registers...
8498830 Testing of a battery of a computing device  
Example embodiments relate to testing of a battery of a computing device. In example embodiments, a battery test may include determining whether charge control is available for a battery and...
8499142 UEFI boot loader for loading non-UEFI compliant operating systems  
A UEFI compliant firmware is disclosed that includes a UEFI legacy boot loader. The UEFI legacy boot loader provides functionality for loading operating systems that are non-UEFI compliant in a...
8495175 Method and service provider for managing expired or consumed applications being stored in mobile communication devices  
A method for managing expired or consumed applications (app1, app2 . . . appx) that have been provided by a Service Provider (SP) and are stored in a memory element (SE) of a mobile communication...
8495349 Generating a primary BIOS code memory address and a recovery BIOS code memory address, where the recovery BIOS service code is loaded when the primary BIOS code fails to execute  
Administering computer processor execution of BIOS code that includes a primary BIOS code and a recovery BIOS code stored in ROM, the ROM operatively coupled to a control module and the processor,...
8495350 Running operating system on dynamic virtual memory  
A method making possible booting up and running a system image of an operating system together with diskspace or drivespace, either free or stored with data or application files, for use on the...
8495255 Discovery and configuration of device configurations  
A computer program product is provided for performing a method comprising: receiving, by the host processor, physical configuration information including identification of a location of each...
8495348 Efficient root booting with solid state drives and redirect on write snapshots  
A system and method for root booting includes a plurality of computing devices that each boot from a read-only base volume of an attached storage device that includes data common to the computing...
8495347 Control protocol for image enumeration and transfer  
A control protocol is used to deploy and install an operating system image on a client. The data structure of the control protocol includes an operation code corresponding to an operation...
8495352 System and method for instantiation of distributed applications from disk snapshots  
A framework instantiates an application from its disk snapshots. The disk snapshots are taken from a different network environment and migrated to a virtualized environment. Modifications to...
8495353 Method and circuit for resetting register  
A method for reset a register includes the following step: a computer starts to be booted and perform a booting procedure. Wherein, the computer includes at least one register. Power is supplied to...
8495351 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...
8489847 Inter operating system memory hotswap to support memory growth in a non-virtualized system  
A system memory is partitioned into a first paged partition for a first operating system and a second paged partition for a second operating system. The first paged partition is mapped into a first...
8489898 Method and apparatus for including architecture for protecting multi-user sensitive code and data  
A secure execution environment for execution of sensitive code and data including a secure asset management unit (SAMU) is described. The SAMU provides a secure execution environment to run...
8489870 System for initiating execution of bios (basic input/output system) based on position of display member relative to base member  
A computer device comprising a display member coupled to a base member to enable variable positioning of the display member relative to the base member, and an initiating system to automatically...
8489869 Electronic device and related method for enhancing convenience of a computer system  
An electronic device and related method for enhancing convenience of a computer system includes a memory unit for storing a plurality of boot-up configuration files and a plurality of human...
8489871 Preboot execution environment test device and method  
A preboot execution environment (PXE) test device includes a microprocessor, one or more indicators, a network interface, a power connector, and a storage device. The network interface connects the...
8484448 Information processing device  
Information processing system including a first and a second operation mode with operating current lower than the first, a register holding an address of an instruction executed by a processing...
8484721 Locked-down computing environment  
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that presents an alternate computing environment on a host computing device. During operation, this system detects the presence of a...
8484451 Method and apparatus for software boot revocation  
A composite customer ID (CCID) is stored in the OTP memory of integrated circuit chipsets used by a number of different customers. The CCID includes individual customer IDs (CIDs) at defined index...
8484452 Multi-operating system (OS) booting apparatus, multi-OS booting program, recording medium, and multi-OS booting method  
In a multi-OS booting apparatus, when loading the second OS, contents of the second OS is prevented from being referred to by other programs. The first OS 151 loads the second boot loader 171 and...
8484449 Program, communication device, data processing method, and communication system  
There is provided a program for making a computer perform a first procedure for verifying whether an platform guaranteeing that device identification data for identifying a communication device...
8484653 Mechanism for delayed hardware upgrades in virtualization systems  
A mechanism for delayed hardware upgrades in virtualization systems is disclosed. A method of the invention includes maintaining a delayed hardware upgrade mode that is applicable to one or more...
8484453 Data processing system having an operating system adapter and method  
A data processing system includes a central processing unit (CPU) and a memory coupled to the CPU. The memory includes an operating system (OS) adapter component, which comprises information...
8484447 Selecting a compatible processor to control a peripheral component interconnect express (PCI-E) slot unit within a predetermined interval via a setting menu  
A method for controlling peripheral component interconnect express (PCI-E) slots of a computer reads processor configuration information of a PCI-E slot unit from a CMOS chip when the computer...
8484450 Authentication system for gaming machines and related methods  
Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to gaming devices having a secured basic input/output system (BIOS) and methods for determining the validity of the gaming device's BIOS. According...
8479292 Disabling malware that infects boot drivers  
A valid entry point for each boot driver running under an operating system is gleaned. When the operating system is rebooted, a security boot driver is loaded prior to loading other boot drivers....
8477045 Configuration information provided to configurable electronic device residing in a shipping box  
An apparatus comprises a shipping box containing an access area and a configurable electronic device. The configurable electronic device comprises an electrical connector accessible via the access...
8478975 Electronic device and method for detecting operative states of components in the electronic device  
An electronic device and method for detecting operative states of components in the electronic device includes determining a selected component of the electronic device, and setting a threshold...
8478974 Method and system for reducing an impact of malware during a booting sequence  
Methods for reducing the impact of malware during a booting sequence for an interrupt driven computing device are disclosed. One or more parameters associated with an interrupt vector table (IVT)...
8478979 Disable a feature of a computing machine  
Managing a computing machine including detecting a signal to disable a feature of the computing machine through an interface of the computing machine, identifying at least one component of the...
8478976 System and method of automated function activation for electronic devices  
A system and method of storing a default function from among possible functions to be executed by a device, and executing the default function after a pre-defined interval, if during the interval a...
8473765 Method and system for adjusting CPU frequency  
A method for adjusting central processing unit (CPU) frequency according to the CPU utilization rate in a computer, the method includes the following steps. A Basic Input Output System (BIOS) is...
8473731 System and method for physical to virtual disk re-layout  
A method and device may, in a computing system executing a operating system and having a mass storage device, rewrite the boot sector of the operating system on the storage device to execute a...
8473715 Dynamic accelerator reconfiguration via compiler-inserted initialization message and configuration address and size information  
A method and apparatus for enabling usage of an accelerator device in a processor socket is herein described. A set of inter-processor messages is utilized to initialize a configuration/memory...
8473729 Method and apparatus for managing the privacy and disclosure of location information  
An approach for managing the privacy and disclosure of location information associated with a computer system. For one aspect, a request is received from a requestor for a location property...
8473730 Computer with network detecting module and method for controlling computer when detecting network connection  
A computer includes a control module and a basic input and output system (BIOS) storage module. The BIOS storage module stores BIOS programs. The BIOS storage module includes a detection sub-module...
8473760 Memory system and server system  
According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a NAND flash memory includes a memory cell array includes pages, and a volatile data register with a storage capacity of one page, and...
8468332 Dynamic link loading in extensible firmware interface compliant systems  
Methods, apparatuses and program products are disclosed for dynamic link loading in extensible firmware interface compliant systems. Provision is made for loading a microkernel (or other kernel...
8468342 Computer system and method for performing integrity detection on the same  
The present invention proposes a computer system and a method capable of performing integrity detection, comprising: a running mode unit which comprises an integrity detection boot variable to...
8468513 Specification, abstraction, and enforcement in a data center operating system  
An exemplary data center architecture includes a services abstraction, a data sources abstraction, an internal applications abstraction and a core administration abstraction for static and dynamic...
8468329 Pipeline configuration protocol and configuration unit communication  
In a method of synchronizing data processing of processor arrangement, responsive to reaching, during execution of a program, a barrier included in a program sequence, the processor arrangement...
8468333 Updating the system management information of a computer system  
A method, system, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for updating the management information of a computer system are provided. According to one method, a system management information table...
8468334 Efficient initial RAM disk creation  
Operating system image files utilized to create an initial random access memory (“RAM”) disk are separated into one image file that contains essential initial RAM disk components and one or mor...
8468331 Reducing memory requirements of firmware  
A mechanism for making increased amounts of firmware available to a computer pre-boot is discussed. To increase the amount of firmware available pre-boot, a design decision is made during the build...