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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...
8305386 BIOS graphical engine providing uniform look and feel  
A computer system comprises a Basic Input/Output System (“BIOS”) graphical engine and a BIOS graphics look and feel module. The BIOS graphics look and feel module is separate from the BIOS gra...
8301874 Atomic switching of images in desktop streaming over wide area networks  
Techniques are provided for desktop streaming over wide area networks. In one embodiment, a computing device comprises pivot logic that is configured to be executed during a first boot of an...
8302110 Method of configuration processing of PCI device on virtualization apparatus and computer system  
To simplify the structure and improve the performance of virtualization software. There is provided virtualization unit for capturing a configuration access to a physical device from a virtual CPU,...
8301872 Pipeline configuration protocol and configuration unit communication  
An example method of controlling a data processing system having a cellular structure. The method includes transmitting a first configuration word to a first processing unit in the cellular...
8301873 Method and computer system for thermal throttling protection  
An automatic thermal throttling protection method is described. a computer system executes a main BIOS for initializing an embedded controller when the computer system is power on or boots. And the...
8301917 Method and apparatus for managing power from a sequestered partition of a processing system  
A processing system may include a first processing unit for a legacy partition and a second processing unit for a sequestered partition. In one embodiment, a first interrupt handler in the legacy...
8296849 Method and apparatus for removing homogeneity from execution environment of computing system  
A method of protecting data in a computer system against attack from viruses and worms comprising; modifying micro-code of a processor of system to be protected to remove homogeneity between...
8296554 Pre-boot recovery of a locked computer system  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, apparatuses, articles, and removable storage devices for pre-boot recovery of a locked computer system. In one instance, the method includes...
8296555 Preloader  
This disclosure describes techniques and/or apparatuses for reducing the total time used to boot up a computer and load applications onto the computer.
8296556 System and method for processing booting failure of system  
A method for processing booting failure of a computer system is adapted for being performed at a computer. The method includes the following steps. First, a parameter selecting signal is generated...
8296553 Method and system to enable fast platform restart  
A method and system to perform a fast reset or restart of a platform by minimizing the hardware initialization of IO devices in the platform during a restart of the platform. The basic input/output...
8291215 System and method for processing certificates located in a certificate search  
A system and method for processing certificates located in a certificate search. Certificates located in a certificate search are processed at a data server (e.g. a mobile data server) coupled to a...
8291206 Method for booting computer system  
A method for booting a computer system is provided. In the method for booting the computer system, a memory space is created using a BIOS to simulate a virtual disk. The virtual disk is used to...
8291488 Remote connection between intermediary device and computing device via central authority software  
Upon an intermediary device on a network being turned on, controlling system software at the intermediary device is booted such that no public network address is ever assigned to the intermediary...
8291210 Methods of booting application processors from external devices  
An electronic information system comprises an external storage device and an application processor. The external storage device stores boot code and the application processor is adapted to receive...
8291207 Frequency and symbol locking using signal generated clock frequency and symbol identification  
Methods and systems are described for displaying video data after a hot plug event during a start-up dead period. In particular, approaches for receiving data, determining whether link training can...
8291204 Apparatus, system and method for allowing prescribed components in the system to be started with minimal delay  
A method, apparatus and system are disclosed for allowing prescribed components in the system to be started with minimal delay, wherein a multimedia system for a motor vehicle, which comprises a...
8291209 Integration model for instant-on environment  
An instant-on environment consists of components residing in a computer boot ROM and/or also on a mass storage device. Main components to the instant-on environment include a loader, EPG1, and...
8291208 BIOS bootable RAID support  
A computing apparatus comprises a persistent storage comprising a system code that implements Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) protection on a boot volume.
8290159 Data recovery method, image processing apparatus, controller board, and data recovery program  
A disclosed data recovery method, image processing apparatus, controller board, and data recovery program enable data stored encrypted in a storage unit within an information processing apparatus...
8291211 System embedding plural controller sharing nonvolatile memory  
An embedded memory card system includes a first CPU, a second CPU, a nonvolatile memory storing data, and a device busy state machine selecting one of the first CPU and the second CPU to access the...
8285981 Remote network device provisioning  
Various embodiments are disclosed relating to remote network device provisioning. A method is disclosed, the method comprising discovering a network address associated with a device on a network...
8286113 Verification of logic core implementation  
A system and method are provided for verifying implementation of a logic core in a complete bitstream. A logic core bitstream is extracted from the complete bitstream. The logic core bitstream is...
8286093 Replacement motherboard configuration  
In a system to configure a replacement motherboard, one or more subsystems are provided to determine whether the replacement motherboard is in a manufacturing mode, determine whether firmware for...
8285977 System and method for extension of the BIOS boot specification  
A system and method is disclosed for extending the BIOS Boot Specification. The specification is extended to accommodate the identification of a greater number of bootable devices. The...
8285978 Storage medium storing master boot record, computer system having the same and booting method of the computer system  
A storage medium storing a master boot record, a computer system having the same, and a booting method of the computer system, the storage medium including: a first sector to store a first master...
8286238 Method and apparatus for run-time in-memory patching of code from a service processor  
Methods and apparatuses enable in-memory patching of a program loaded in volatile memory. A service processor identifies a program to be patched and an associated patch for the program. The patch...
8285980 System-on-a-chip (SoC) security using one-time programmable memories  
A system-on-a-chip includes a first memory and a processor. The first memory is configured to store a boot code. The processor is configured to (i) access the first memory, and (ii) execute the...
8285979 Boot algorithm  
A method, chip and computer program product for booting from a secondary boot source. In one embodiment, the method includes: (1) retrieving primary boot code from an on-chip primary boot source on...
RE43716 Method of fast switching control for different operation systems operated in computer  
A method of fast switching control for different operation systems operated in computer is provided, including installing a first operating system, a second operating system and a second operating...
8281057 Information processing apparatus, host bus adaptor and control method  
An information processing apparatus includes a first host bus adaptor that has a first storage section and expands the function of the information processing apparatus. Multiple first input/output...
8281119 Separate normal firmware and developer firmware  
A computer-implemented method for booting a computer is disclosed according to an aspect of the subject technology. The computer comprises firmware memory including a first section and a second...
8281115 Security method using self-generated encryption key, and security apparatus using the same  
A security method and a security apparatus are disclosed which use a self-generated encryption key. The security method includes the steps of: generating an encryption key; decrypting pre-encrypted...
8281118 Universal operating system to hardware platform interface for gaming machines  
Gaming machines and systems having a universal interface layer linking a gaming platform to a hardware platform are disclosed. In particular, the universal interface layer is configured such that...
8281229 Firmware verification using system memory error check logic  
Embodiments of an invention for verifying firmware using system memory error check logic are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an execution core, firmware, error check logic,...
8281114 Security system with methodology for defending against security breaches of peripheral devices  
A security system with methodology for defending against security breaches of peripheral devices is described. In one embodiment, for example, a method is described for protecting a computer from...
8281116 System and method for utilizing a protected/hidden region of semiconductor based memory/storage  
A method for accessing a protected area of a solid-state storage device via firmware control is described. During system initialization, firmware components are loaded and executed to initialize a...
8281117 Method and a memory unit for booting a server by copying boot data from an exchangeable memory unit to primary hard disk of the server  
The invention relates to a server with at least one removable storage unit. This removable storage unit is designed to boot a server. The removable storage unit, which is for example a memory card,...
8276004 Systems and methods for energy efficient load balancing at server clusters  
Methods and systems to balance the load among a set of processing units, such as servers, in a manner that allows the servers periods of low power consumption. This allows energy efficient...
8275983 File updating method by replacing at least one shortcut in system partition  
A method for storing files in a storage device includes the following steps. The storage device is divided into an original partition and a system partition. A plurality of original files is...
8275979 Initialization of a data processing system  
Technique for initializing a data processing system. Sequences of initialization steps for selected functional hardware elements of a data processing system are defined and dependencies between the...
8275981 Flash storage system and method for accessing a boot program  
A computing system includes a flash storage device that loads a boot program from a flash storage of the flash storage device to a random access memory of the flash storage device. A processor of...
8275982 System and method for a managed BIOS  
In accordance with the present disclosure, a system and method for a managed BIOS is disclosed. A software for a BIOS in an information handling system is provided on a computer readable medium. A...
8275895 Systems and methods for establishing a trusted dynamic host configuration protocol connection  
A method for establishing trusted communication between a client and a server is described. The method is implemented by a computer system. A response is received from a first server. An internet...
8271770 Computer motherboard with automatically adjusted hardware parameter value  
A computer motherboard with automatically adjusted hardware parameter values restarts automatically and proceeds with overclocking or power-saving operation in case the computer motherboard hangs...
8271833 Method, system and article of manufacture for system recovery  
Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for system recovery. An operating system and a backup copy of the operating system are both maintained in a partition of a computational...
8271754 Simple preconfigured client management failsafe  
A system, method and computer-usable medium are disclosed for recovering data from a memory storage device. The operating system (OS) of an IPS comprising a source memory storage device, further...