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8185766 Hierarchical power management with hot mode  
Methods, systems, apparatuses and program products are disclosed for providing power/energy control. HPM (Hierarchical Power Management) systems provide for and improve on the power management...
8181006 Method and device for securely configuring a terminal by means of a startup external data storage device  
Method of configuring a terminal (10a) by means of a device external to said terminal (50a) able to communicate with said terminal and comprising data storage means, the initialization of said...
8181028 Method for secure system shutdown  
In one embodiment, a key list entry corresponding to a user's private key is securely deleted from a key list of a user device on shutdown of the user device. Subsequently, input of the user's...
8181020 System and method for securely storing firmware  
A mechanism for creating and accessing a secure storage area for firmware that stores a “Virtual ROM” module reference or pointer in the actual ROM that includes a unique identifier for the vir...
8181007 Electronic device and method for secure operating system update in embedded system  
An electronic device and method for secure embedded operating system update within embedded system. The embedded system includes a random-access memory, a non-volatile storage unit and a processing...
8181032 Method and apparatus with chipset-based protection for local and remote authentication of booting from peripheral devices  
Method and apparatus enabling a computing system to deter or thwart unauthorized boot-up from peripheral devices are disclosed herein. In various embodiments, a monitoring module and a managing...
8180930 Information processing device, and device initialization method in the information processing device  
The information processing device of the present invention includes: an initialization unit that is realized by the execution of firmware for carrying out a first initialization process for...
8175012 Decoding/encoding method for booting from a NAND flash and system thereof  
A decoding method for booting from a NAND Flash including a booting page storing a plurality of copies of NAND booting information and a plurality of corresponding parities, each parity generated...
8176313 Executable software security system  
A computer system which is configured to load executable programs. This configuration first accepts an operator defined key; withdraws an encrypted executable program from memory; and, using the...
8176310 Debugger application configured to communicate with a debugger module via a GPIO  
Methods, systems, apparatuses and program products are disclosed for communications such as may be used for debugging computers and similar electronic products at a level suitable for low level...
8176278 Information processing apparatus, information processing method and record medium  
Provided is information processing apparatus, information processing method and a record medium, which can prevent occurrence of manipulation, in a case of accessing a memory, without consuming the...
8176308 Method for activating a computer system in a low temperature environment  
A method for booting a computer system under a low temperature state is disclosed. When a trigger signal of a pressed power button on the computer system is detected, a hard disk temperature will...
8176312 System and method for surely but conveniently causing reset of a computerized device  
Enhanced reset logic is included in a user's computerized device so that the device owner (e.g., the user's employer) can assure prompt reset (e.g., to insure device use of newly downloaded...
8176303 Multiprocessor communication device and methods thereof  
During a boot process of a data processing device having a master bootstrap processor device and multiple slave processor devices, memory associated with the master bootstrap processor is not...
8176314 System startup with applications using configurable options  
Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, a data processing system, and a computer program product for system startup with applications using configurable options. In one...
8176302 Data processing arrangement comprising a reset facility  
A data processing arrangement (MPS) comprises a plurality of data processors (SPR, PM1, . . . , PM4) that can be reset individually. A reset module (RSM) handles various reset request signals (HRG,...
8176017 Live volume access  
This document describes tools capable of enabling an entity requiring exclusive access to data and metadata of a volume to have that exclusive access while also permitting another entity to have...
8176311 Initializing platform-specific features of a platform during early stages of booting the kernel  
Techniques are described for providing a kernel with the ability to execute functions from a kernel module during processor initialization and initializing a platform using platform-specific...
8176304 Mechanism for performing function level reset in an I/O device  
An I/O device having function level reset functionality includes a host interface that may include a master reset unit, a plurality of client interfaces, each corresponding to one or more...
8176309 Boot system has BIOS that reads rescue operating system from memory device via input/output chip based on detecting a temperature of a hard disk  
Boot systems and methods are provided. The boot system includes an IO (Input/Output) chip, a memory device, and a BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). The memory device is coupled to the IO chip, and...
8171443 Circuit design tools that support devices with real-time phase-locked loop reconfiguration capabilities  
Computer-aided-design tools are provided that support real-time phase-locked loop reconfiguration with a single design compilation. Each design compilation may involve operations such as logic...
8171272 Critical pre-OS driver verification  
Before booting from a main OS into a pre-OS, a pre-OS management component verifies that all critical drivers are present in the pre-OS. The pre-OS management component identifies the hardware...
8171276 Minimal startup mode for performing multiple-reboot configuration  
A computer implemented process performs a plurality of computer bootups in minimal mode. Login authentication is disabled during the computer bootups. All startup programs and services not required...
8171281 Microprocessor boot-up controller connected to a processor and NAND flash memory for controlling the boot-up of a computer device  
An information processing apparatus has a multi-valued NAND nonvolatile memory including a plurality of word lines and a plurality of memory cells connected to the respective word lines. Each...
8171274 Method and system of executing stack-based memory reference code  
A method and system of executing stack-based memory reference code. At least some of the illustrated embodiments are methods comprising waking a computer system from a reduced power operational...
8171279 Multi processor system having direct access boot and direct access boot method thereof  
A multiprocessor system having a direct access boot operation and a direct access boot method are provided to substantially reduce a boot error of processor that does not provide a memory link...
8171273 Method and apparatus for reconfiguring software in SDR terminal  
A method and apparatus for reconfiguring software in a software-based wireless terminal when a new wireless communication service is to be carried out is provided. The method of reconfiguring...
8171277 Method and apparatus for booting from a flash memory without prior knowledge of flash parameter information  
Techniques for booting a computing device with a flash memory without knowledge of parametric information of the flash memory are described herein. In one embodiment of the invention, the computing...
8171547 Method and system for real time classification of events in computer integrity system  
Method and system using a designated known secure computer for real time classification of change events in a computer integrity system are disclosed. In the embodiment of the invention, the known...
8171271 Server device and method of sharing basic input/output system  
A server device and a method of sharing a basic input/output system (BIOS) include a plurality of mainboards, a circuit board, and a memory unit, and a switching unit disposed on the circuit board....
8171280 Method of running multiple operating systems on an X86-based computer system having a dedicated memory region configured as a do not use region  
Two or more distinct operating systems (OSs) are loaded simultaneously and run on an x86 computer system. Each OS is booted serially and in such a way that the OS resides in a separate memory...
8171275 ROM BIOS based trusted encrypted operating system  
There is disclosed a device, system, and method for a ROM BIOS based trusted encrypted operating system for use in a gaming environment. The gaming device includes a ROM storing a BIOS, a secure...
8171285 Cryptographically signed filesystem  
A cryptographically signed filesystem provides a central database resident on a server that contains database objects. The server creates startup software to be installed in a client system's read...
8171278 Booting a computer system from central storage  
A filter driver that is loaded during an initial part of the boot process enable operating systems that are not capable of booting from central storage to be booted from central storage. According...
8166288 Managing requests of operating systems executing in virtual machines  
A coordinator in a computer system receives a request from one of a plurality of operating systems (that coexist in the computer system) to invoke a service of a management routine in the computer...
8166304 Support for multiple security policies on a unified authentication architecture  
A method, computer program product, and data processing system are disclosed for ensuring that applications executed in the data processing system originate only from trusted sources are disclosed....
8166287 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...
8166285 Method and system for booting and automatically updating software, and recovering from update error, and computer readable recording medium storing method  
Provided are a booting method of updating software components installed in a system and recovering from an error that occurs in an update, a method and system for automatically updating the...
8166289 Trusted boot  
In one embodiment, a method for trusted booting of a cryptographic processor system is disclosed. Default image(s) is loaded into a field-programmable logic chip or circuit (FPLC). The default...
8166290 Information processing apparatus and information processing method  
An information processing apparatus including a hardware device, at least one application program configured to execute an operation utilizing the hardware device, an operating system, a first...
8166331 Computer system and operating method thereof  
A computer system includes a power supply, a timing control circuit including a delay module, and a south bridge chip. The power supply outputs necessary voltages to the computer system and a first...
8166431 Reducing startup time of an embedded system that includes an integrated circuit  
A method of reducing startup time of an embedded system can include: instantiating a circuit, specified by a first circuit design, within an integrated circuit (IC), booting a first build of an...
8166286 Data pipeline with large tuning range of clock signals  
The invention relates to a data pipeline comprising a first stage with a data input for receiving a digital data input signal, a clock input and a data output, and a first bi-stable element being...
8166234 Method of fabricating systems including heat-sensitive memory devices  
A system code is stored in a first nonvolatile memory. The first nonvolatile memory and a second nonvolatile memory are heated during assembly of an electronic device including the first...
8161277 Method of safe and recoverable firmware update and device using the same  
A safe and recoverable firmware update method which for a remote embedded electronic device and the device thereof. The method includes reading an update status in a flash memory, and determining...
8161315 Implementation of sparing policies for servers  
A method for implementing a sparing policy for a server by a management module in communication with the server and a plurality of additional servers is provided. The server is designated as a...
8161276 Demodulator device and method of operating the same  
A demodulator device and a method of operating the demodulator device where the demodulator device runs a loaded operating system and operates a communication protocol enabling a host application...
8156255 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
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...
8156320 Method and apparatus for fast booting a portable computing device allowing for immediate operation  
The present invention discloses a portable computing device (200) including a processor (202), non-volatile memory (206), and a volatile memory (208). An execute in place (XIP) kernel (210) stored...
8156317 Integrated circuit with secure boot from a debug access port and method therefor  
An integrated circuit (100) may receive a boot loader code (114) via a debug access port (105), wherein a boot logic is operative to block, upon a reset (123) of the programmable processor (103)...