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8352960 Limiting receipt of unsolicited events by a logical partition in a data storage system  
A logical partition (LPAR) is managed in a data processing system by performing an initial program load (IPL), commencing execution of an application on the LPAR and selecting from a plurality of...
8352719 Computing device booting utilizing dispersed storage  
A computing device boot-up method begins by a processing module detecting a boot-up of the computing device. The method continues with the processing module addressing a distributed basic...
8347070 System and methods for sharing platform data with an ACPI module of a computer system  
A method and system for sharing platform data are described. The method for sharing platform data includes during a boot sequence of system firmware, accessing a first data structure tag associated...
8347072 Method and apparatus for secure execution using a secure memory partition  
A processor capable of secure execution. The processor contains an execution unit and secure partition logic that secures a partition in memory. The processor also contains cryptographic logic...
8347348 Apparatus, system, and method for pre-boot policy modification  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for pre-boot policy modification. A key module exchanges a key with a server in a secure environment. A communication module receives a policy encoded...
8347071 Converting virtual deployments to physical deployments to simplify management  
A deployment system allows an administrator to convert virtual deployments to physical deployments so that an administrator can easily move between the virtual and physical world. The deployment...
8345295 Device and method for controlling initialization of image forming apparatus using NAND flash memory  
A device and method for controlling the initiation of an image forming apparatus are provided using a NAND flash memory. The device for controlling initiation of an image forming apparatus...
8341385 Information processing device, information processing method, and computer readable medium therefor  
An information processing device, configured to perform information processing with an application run on an operating system, includes an installing unit configured to install the application into...
8340954 Multi-language support in preboot environment  
Systems and methods for providing multi-language support in a pre-boot environment are supplied. User interface type information, such as keyboard type information and translation tables, are...
8341304 Flexible intelligent electronic device  
An intelligent electronic device for a Substation Automation or Distribution Automation system as well as to a method and computer program product for providing it. The device has a structuring of...
8341451 Clock configuration  
A circuit and method for determining the frequency of a first oscillating reference signal generated by a first reference oscillator. The circuit comprises: a second reference oscillator arranged...
8341390 Computer system and method for backing up BIOS settings  
In a computer system including a server having a BIOS and a management module, the server includes therein a memory area and a server controller, and the management module includes therein a backup...
8341319 Embedded system and method for controlling electronic devices using the embedded system  
An embedded system acquires hardware device information of an electronic device via a universal serial bus (USB) port, sets parameter information for each hardware device of the electronic device,...
8341391 Image reproducing apparatus and method performing a first booting mode in which only some booting operations of a second booting mode are performed  
An image reproducing apparatus and method of controlling the image reproducing apparatus are provided. The method of controlling the image reproducing apparatus includes: determining whether...
8341393 Security to extend trust  
An exemplary apparatus includes one or more processors; memory; circuitry configured to hash a value associated with core root of trust measurement code and system management code; store the hash...
8341387 System and method to manipulate a system setting when booting an information handling system  
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...
8341384 Installation of software onto a computer  
An indication is received from a user to initiate installation of an operating system onto a storage device of a computer. The storage device is partitioned into an original partition and a new...
8341392 Network storage target boot and network connectivity through a common network device  
The present disclosure includes systems and techniques relating to booting to a network storage target. In general, in one implementation, a bus-to-network device driver is loaded during a machine...
8341389 Device, systems, and method for securely starting up a computer installation  
A device for the secured start-up of a computer installation comprising a first connection interface to the computer installation and a second connection interface to an external data medium unit...
8335913 Method and system for restoring system configuration after disorderly shutdown  
Disclosed are techniques for recovering system configuration settings, such as remote management, of an information handling system following a disorderly shutdown. A restart controller detects a...
8335914 Techniques and graphical user interfaces for categorical shuffle  
Improved techniques and graphical user interfaces that enable users to shuffle a group of media items in accordance with categories associated with the media items are disclosed. According to one...
8335927 Authentication method and apparatus  
An authentication method for use in an apparatus having a function, a function to execute a first program that executes a predetermined process after first user authentication with biometrics...
8332623 Embedded electronic device and booting method thereof  
An embedded electronic device and a booting method thereof are provided. The embedded electronic device, for downloading an initiation image from one of a plurality of initiation image source...
RE43863 Transitioning from startup code to application code during initialization of a processor based device  
Method and apparatus for initializing a processor based device having a processor that controls an electrical load, such as a motor. The electrical load is initially operationally controlled using...
8332496 Provisioning of operating environments on a server in a networked environment  
The illustrative embodiments disclose a process for provisioning a server on a network. In one embodiment, the process sends a server identifier to a management server in response to receiving a...
8332653 Secure processing environment  
Secure operations and components may be integrated into a conventional processing system executing a standard operating system. A secure processing environment where trusted secure application code...
8332835 Method and system for automated code-source indexing in java virtual machine environment  
A method and system for class loading in a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) environment. Specifically, the system includes a code-source index and a mapper. The code-source index is associated with at...
8327124 SD switch box in a cellular handset  
A cellular handset, including a cellular base band modem, including a UART interface, and an SD host interface, a NAND flash memory, a NAND controller coupled with the NAND flash memory, a host...
8327125 Content securing system  
In a method for securing content in a system containing a security processor configured to control access to the content by a main processor, in which main processor being configured to send...
8327347 System and method for server customization  
A method, system and program product for customization of a plurality of servers in a computer network. A server customizer module is generated that includes a server customizer initialization file...
8326875 Apparatus for processing information and a method for setting environment thereof  
The invention provides an information processing apparatus and a system environment setting method thereof capable of changing over profiles flexibly and preventing failure to return to the...
8321657 System and method for BIOS and controller communication  
A system and method for BIOS and controller communication. An information handling system comprises a central processing unit coupled to a memory. The memory further comprises a BIOS. The...
8321658 Method and system for iSCSI boot in which an iSCSI client loads boot code from a host bus adapter and/or network interface card  
Certain aspects of a method for iSCSI boot may include loading boot BIOS code from a host bus adapter or a network interface controller (NIC) by an iSCSI client device. A connection may be...
8321655 Execution parallelism in extensible firmware interface compliant systems  
Methods, systems, apparatuses and program products are disclosed for providing execution parallelism during the DXE phase of computer start-up. Provision is made for loading a microkernel (or other...
8321597 Flash-memory device with RAID-type controller  
A smart flash drive has one or more levels of smart storage switches and a lower level of single-chip flash devices (SCFD's). A SCFD contains flash memory and controllers that perform low-level...
8321929 System and method for implementing a one time password at an information handling system  
A system and method are provided which substantially reduce the disadvantages and problems associated with previous methods and systems for generating an OTP at an information handling system. An...
8321656 Timer use in extensible firmware interface compliant systems  
Methods, systems, apparatuses and program products are disclosed for providing timer use and timer based execution parallelism during the DXE phase of computer start-up. Provision is made for...
8317878 Enabling a service to return lost laptops  
A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium for providing a unique identifier for a computer system and a message from a service external to the computer system, such as a laptop return...
8316414 Reconfiguring a secure system  
Apparatuses, methods, and systems for reconfiguring a secure system are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a configuration storage location, a lock, and lock override logic. The...
8316224 Systems and methods for tracking a history of changes associated with software packages and configuration management in a computing system  
In order to track actions performed by a package manager or a configuration management system, a computing system can be configured to include a tagging tool. The tagging tool can be configured to...
8316248 Virtual PC management method, virtual PC management system, and virtual PC management program  
The virtual PC management system includes: a unit which acquires a power on/off state of a virtual machine from a computer via the network and stores it in a storage; a unit which acquires a power...
RE43810 Method for controlling display mode in portable computer  
Disclosed are embodiments of a method and an apparatus for controlling a display mode in a portable computer. When a display mode of a liquid crystal display (LCD) is changed such as in response to...
8312116 Platform discovery, asset inventory, configuration, and provisioning in a pre-boot environment using web services  
In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for initializing a common information model (CIM) broker and a SLP service agent of a system in a pre-boot environment, transmitting a...
8312256 Display of a basic input/output system (BIOS) productivity display  
Example embodiments relate to a machine-readable storage medium encoded with instructions executable by a processor of a computing device including a display device. The machine-readable storage...
8312258 Providing platform independent memory logic  
In one embodiment, the present invention includes semiconductor integrated code (SIC) corresponding to platform independent code of a processor manufacturer. This code may include embedded memory...
8312259 System and method for booting a computer from backup  
A system, method and computer program product for booting a computer system from the backup and working with the backup as if it were a normal storage device, including loading an initialization...
8312534 System and method for securely clearing secret data that remain in a computer system memory  
A system, method, and program product is provided that initializes a counter maintained in a nonvolatile memory of a security module to an initialization value. The security module receives...
8312257 System and method for performing hardware resource assignment in a large-scaled system  
A resource assignment system includes a driver on an option ROM mounted on a PCI device, to perform hardware resources assignment under a Pre-Boot environment; and an OS driver to perform the...
8307199 Configurable access kernel  
A highly configurable kernel supports a wide variety of content protection systems. The kernel may reside in a host that interacts with a secure processor maintaining content protection clients....
8307198 Distributed multi-core memory initialization  
In a system having a plurality of processing nodes, a control node divides a task into a plurality of sub-tasks, and assigns the sub-tasks to one or more additional processing nodes which execute...