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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...
8468330 Methods, systems, and data structures for loading and authenticating a module  
Methods, systems, and data structures are provided for loading, authenticating, and configuring a module. A loader authenticates the identity of an instance of the module and configuration data...
8468328 System and method for verifying compatibility of computer equipment with a software product  
System and method for verifying compatibility of computer equipment with a software product. A system and method are provided to verify compatibility of computer equipment with software. This...
8464038 Computing device with developer mode  
Methods and apparatus for implementing modes of operation of computing device are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a mode-selection input device having a first state and a second state. The...
8463951 Unified driver architecture device identifier strategy  
Embodiments of the present invention provide for initializing a device for use in a computer system. In one embodiment a BIOS routine reads a configuration register of each device in a computer...
RE44299 System and method for enabling automated run-time input to network bootstrapping processes  
A system and method are provided for enabling runtime parameter value input into a computer device during a network bootstrapping process. The system and method may use a memory block to store...
8464041 Optimization of storage device operating parameters  
Example embodiments relate to storage devices, computing devices, and machine-readable storage media that optimize storage device operating parameters for desktop and notebook computing devices....
8464039 Circuitry for preventing generation of a hardware reset output signal by discharging a capacitor under the control of a control signal generated by software during its normal operation  
Hardware reset circuitry including user interface circuitry having at least a first state and a second state and configured, when in the first state, to prevent generation of a hardware reset...
8464040 Systems and methods to control multiple peripherals with a single-peripheral application code  
Methods and apparatus are provided for enhancing the BIOS of a hardware peripheral device to manage multiple peripheral devices simultaneously without modifying the application software of the...
8464035 Instruction for enabling a processor wait state  
In one embodiment, the present invention includes a processor having a core with decode logic to decode an instruction prescribing an identification of a location to be monitored and a timer value,...
8464034 Consolidated boot parameter management systems and methods  
Methods and systems for provision of boot parameters may comprise: receiving one or more boot parameter event notification registration requests; registering one or more boot parameter event...
8463181 Communication apparatuses and methods for flexibly providing various application profiles of a wireless communication system  
A communication apparatus is provided. The communication apparatus comprises an external memory device and a communication unit. The external memory device stores software functions corresponding...
8464037 Computer system comprising a secure boot mechanism on the basis of symmetric key encryption  
A CPU, a computer system and a secure boot mechanism are provided in which a symmetric encryption key may be incorporated into a non-volatile memory area of the CPU core, thereby substantially...
8456331 System and method of compression and decompression  
The disclosure relates to a system and a method for hardware encoding and decoding according to the Limpel Ziv STAC (LZS) and Deflate protocols based upon a configuration bit.
8458463 Method for safe operation and a system thereof  
The present invention relating to computer security field provides a method for safe operation and a system thereof. The method includes: loading the compressed kernel of a safe operating system to...
8458449 Component drivers for a component of a device  
A device including a ready only memory to include component drivers for at least one component of the device, a controller to determine whether a bootable storage device includes at least one...
8458450 Configuring a computing machine to use a component driver to directly control at least one of initialized hardware components of another computing machine  
A method including initializing at least one component of another computing machine in response to the other computing machine coupling to a computing machine, loading a component driver onto the...
8452949 Optical boot to eliminate changing BIOS to boot externally attached storage device  
Booting an operating system from an externally attached storage device without forcing the user to change the boot order in the BIOS of a personal computer. The computer is booted from either an...
8453245 Automatic vulnerability detection and response  
Various embodiments detect security vulnerabilities and, responsively, can modify an affected program so that even if an exploit runs, the program's integrity can be maintained. In at least some...
8452994 Power supply unit and electronic apparatus using the same  
An electronic apparatus capable of saving power is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a buffer, a central processing unit (CPU), and a power supply unit. The power supply unit includes a...
8452952 Methods and apparatus for building system images and split booting  
An example of a method for facilitating split booting includes executing a base system image file of a system, initializing components of the first computing device, loading the extended system...
8452951 Computing device deployment using mass storage device  
Computing device deployment and configuration using a mass storage device is provided. A generic computing device is provided to a customer or end user. A mass storage device is used to distribute...
8452950 Component firmware integration in distributed systems  
A plurality of platforms may be defined in a distributed system. Each of the platforms may include a processor and a chipset from a common source on a single motherboard. Extensible firmware...
8447965 Apparatus for monitoring microprocessor  
To provide a method for enabling a microprocessor to be restarted after rewriting a program without providing a dedicated circuit and an apparatus using the method, a timer for counting a...
8448151 Method for binarizing initial script on operating system and operating method of binary script  
A method for binarizing initial script on an operating system includes: calling shell script to be binarized in a secondary memory unit; generating an execution table by translating the called...
8447889 Portable mass storage device with virtual machine activation  
A portable mass storage device is used to store large files such as digital pictures, movies and music. The mass storage device has firmware with security mechanisms that limit access to read write...
8448169 Managing unique electronic identification for kernel extensions in isolated virtual space  
Some embodiments of the inventive subject matter are directed to detecting a file that a first instance of an operating system is configured to load where the file is configured to extend...
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...
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 loading...