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DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM INITIALIZATION OR CONFIGURATION (E.G., INITIALIZING, SET UP, CONFIGURATION, OR RESETTING)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
713002000 Loading initialization program (e.g., booting, rebooting, warm booting, remote booting, BIOS, initial program load (IPL), bootstrapping) 1035
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20110191572Configurable 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. After establishing communication with the secure processor, the host receives messages from content protection clients requesting rules for message handling operations to support client operations. This flexible configuration allows for dynamic reconfiguration of host and secure processor operation.08-04-2011
20100011198MICROPROCESSOR WITH MULTIPLE OPERATING MODES DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURABLE BY A DEVICE DRIVER BASED ON CURRENTLY RUNNING APPLICATIONS - A computing system includes a microprocessor that receives values for configuring operating modes thereof. A device driver monitors which software applications currently running on the microprocessor are in a predetermined list and responsively dynamically writes the values to the microprocessor to configure its operating modes. Examples of the operating modes the device driver may configure relate to the following: data prefetching; branch prediction; instruction cache eviction; instruction execution suspension; sizes of cache memories, reorder buffer, store/load/fill queues; hashing algorithms related to data forwarding and branch target address cache indexing; number of instruction translation, formatting, and issuing per clock cycle; load delay mechanism; speculative page tablewalks; instruction merging; out-of-order execution extent; caching of non-temporal hinted data; and serial or parallel access of an L2 cache and processor bus in response to an instruction cache miss.01-14-2010
20110197051System and Method for Information Handling System Image Management Deployment - Images for information handling system manufacture and maintenance are created and managed by manipulating the images as virtual machines through a secure remote network interface, such as a virtual private network or virtual desktop infrastructure. Operating system and application installation and updates, such as service packs and patches, are performed on a virtual machine of the image to adjust the image as desired, and then the image is transformed for loading on physical information handling systems, such as newly manufactured information handling systems or deployed information handling systems in need of maintenance.08-11-2011
20100082959FILE UPDATE SYSTEM AND BOOT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, METHOD OF UPDATING FILE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND METHOD OF BOOTING MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - Disclosed are a file update system of a mobile communication terminal which is capable of recovering Same Owner ID Error caused by damage of a file header in an EFS (Embedded File System) area of the mobile communication terminal, a boot management system of a mobile communication terminal which is capable of preventing a fatal error caused by damage of a file header in an EFS area of the mobile communication terminal, a method of updating a file in the mobile communication terminal, and a method of booting the mobile communication terminal which is capable of preventing a fatal error caused by damage of a file header in an EFS area of the mobile communication terminal.04-01-2010
20130031339SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR UTILITY METER CONFIGURATION - Systems, methods, and apparatus for configuring utility meters are provided. A meter configuration application may be executed by a device that includes one or more computers and that facilitates utility meter configuration. A plug-in module associated with a utility meter type may be received by the device. Based at least in part upon providing the plug-in module to the meter configuration application, a configuration file may be built for the utility meter type. The utility meter may then be configured utilizing the configuration file.01-31-2013
20130031340ELECTRICITY SYSTEM CONFIGURATION METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PERFORMING THE METHOD - A method for configuring an electricity system including providing a first programmable electronic device, providing a further programmable electronic device adapted to communicate with the first programmable electronic device and configurable according to a first communication configuration mode which is dynamic or a static, providing a first configuration description file defining communications between the first and further programmable electronic devices according to a second communication configuration mode opposite to the first mode, and processing via computer the first file to convert it into a converted configuration description file defining communications configuration between the first and further programmable electronic devices according to the first mode.01-31-2013
20100077189COMPUTER SYSTEM HAVING MUSIC PLAYING FUNCTION - A computer system includes an input output (I/O) device, an I/O control chip, an audio file processing unit, an audio interface, an audio chip, and a power supply. The I/O control chip is configured for receiving a music playing command from the I/O input device, and outputting an audio control signal according to the music playing command. The audio file processing unit stores audio files, and receives the audio control signal to read a corresponding audio file and output an audio processing signal. The audio interface is configured for connecting to an audio device. The audio chip is configured for receiving and processing the audio file according to the audio processing signal, and outputting an audio signal to the audio interface. The power supply supplies standby power to the I/O control chip, the audio file processing unit, and the audio chip when the computer system is not booted up.03-25-2010
20130080753Method for Configuring an Electronic Device - A method for automatically configuring an electronic device comprising:03-28-2013
20130080752METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING COMPATIBLITY OF DIFFERENT PROCESSORS - A method and an apparatus for implementing compatibility of different processors are provided. The method includes: in a standby state of a board, obtaining configuration information and a type of a processor on the board; and if a processor type in the configuration information is different from the type of the processor, updating, according to the processor, a parameter that is relevant to the processor and is in the configuration information, and changing FLASH memory chip selection configuration in order to connect the connector to a FLASH memory for storing a BIOS program of the processor.03-28-2013
20130080751METHOD AND DEVICE FOR UPDATING BIOS PROGRAM FOR COMPUTER SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a method and a device for updating a BIOS program for a computer system. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of: determining whether the computer system enters an update mode; enabling a network device if the computer system enters the update mode; connecting to a BIOS server via a network; downloading BIOS update information to the computer system from the BIOS server, and updating the BIOS program of the computer system based on the BIOS update information.03-28-2013
20130036298SECURELY RECOVERING A COMPUTING DEVICE - A method and an apparatus for establishing an operating environment by certifying a code image received from a host over a communication link are described. The code image may be digitally signed through a central authority server. Certification of the code image may be determined by a fingerprint embedded within a secure storage area such as a ROM (read only memory) of the portable device based on a public key certification process. A certified code image may be assigned a hash signature to be stored in a storage of the portable device. An operating environment of the portable device may be established after executing the certified code.02-07-2013
20090119496Method and apparatus to support booting despite deficient resources - A method and related apparatuses support booting despite deficient system resources. In one embodiment, a processing system includes two or more devices in a peripheral connect interface (PCI) subsystem, as well as instructions encoded in a machine accessible medium. The instructions, when executed during a process of booting the processing system, may determine whether sufficient resources are available for the devices. The instructions may also retrieve boot information from an extended firmware interface (EFI) environment of the processing system, and may automatically identify a device as boot-critical, based on that boot information. The instructions may also identify a device to be rejected, and may automatically allocate resources for the boot-critical device but not for the rejected device, before the processing system boots the OS, if sufficient resources for the devices are not available. Other embodiments are described and claimed.05-07-2009
20090083528SYSTEM INFORMATION SYNCHRONIZATION IN A LINKS-BASED MULTI-PROCESSOR SYSTEM - Various embodiments described herein include one or more of systems, methods, firmware, and software to synchronize system information between processors during system boot in a links-based multi-processor system. Some embodiments synchronize data block by block through memory rather than piece by piece through registers by allowing a System Bootstrap Processor (“SBSP”) to directly access synchronization data in local memory of each of one or more Application Processors. These and other embodiments are described in greater detail below.03-26-2009
20090172373Ethernet based Automotive Infotainment Power Controller - An Automotive Infotainment Power Controller. It utilizes a PIC Micro-Controller, TCP/IP Stack, and a 10 Mbit Ethernet connection as an industry-standard interface by which the Automotive Infotainment Power Controller is connected to any number of Personal Computers. This infrastructure allows custom FW to be developed for the Power Controller that can interact with PC drivers. It also opens the door for bi-directional communication between multiple Personal Computers and the Power Controller. Any number of protocols can be chosen or developed to facilitate this communication over standard Ethernet TCP/IP packets. Having this Ethernet-based communication pipeline between the Power Controller and PCs allows the system to be configured, provide diagnostic/status information, communicate with, and individually Start-Up/Shut-Down PCs connected to the system.07-02-2009
20100100717MECHANISM 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 functions, and a plurality of hardware resources. Each hardware resource may be associated with a respective function. In response to receiving a reset request to reset a specific function, the master reset unit may provide to each client interface, a request signal corresponding to the reset request, and a signal identifying the specific function. Each client interface having an association with the specific function may initiate a reset operation of the associated hardware resources, and also provide a client reset done signal for the specific function to the master reset unit in response to completion of the reset operations of the hardware resources. The master reset unit provides a reset done signal for the specific function to the host interface.04-22-2010
20100106952APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR INITIATING COMPUTER SYSTEM OPERATION - A computer system which includes a CPU for performing various processes by program control and storage elements which store at least one operating system and a BIOS, wherein upon starting a system, the CPU recognizes the system's own hardware configuration, and starts a selected one operating system stored in the storage elements in accordance with the recognized hardware configuration under the control of the BIOS.04-29-2010
20100106951COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SYSTEM INFORMATION OF CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM THEREOF - A computer system and a method for a configuration management program transmitting a system information are provided. The method includes the following steps. A first memory is provided, wherein the first memory records at least one system information. An interrupt is enabled from the configuration management program when the configuration management program needs a system information of the computer system, wherein the interrupt has a corresponding command information. An interrupt processing program processes the interrupt so as to perform a corresponding configuration setting operation according to the command information or to return the corresponding system information in the first memory to the configuration management program.04-29-2010
20090125708INTERNET APPLIANCE - A system, method and apparatus dedicated to accessing certain aspects of the Internet. The system includes a hardware device having a display and firmware associated with the display. The firmware includes a web browser and an operating system, configured to automatically connect to a datacenter server using the web browser, and to receive a frameset template from the datacenter, the frameset including frames, wherein each frame includes a preset content locator, upon boot of the operating system. The data center server may have preconfigured framesets with assigned content locators, and be configured to transmit one or more of the framesets to the device. Each frame may include content from transmitted from a different internet server upon boot of the operating system.05-14-2009
20120166781SINGLE SECURITY MODEL IN BOOTING A COMPUTING DEVICE - A method and apparatus for securely booting software components in an electronic device to establish an operating environment are described herein. According to an aspect of the invention, software components are to be executed in sequence in order to establish an operating environment of a device. For each software component, a security code is executed to authenticate and verify an executable code image associated with each software component using one or more keys embedded within a secure ROM (read-only memory) of the device and one or more hardware configuration settings of the device. The security code for each software component includes a common functionality to authenticate and verify the executable code image associated with each software component. In response to successfully authenticating and verifying the executable code image, the executable code image is then executed in a main memory of the device to launch the associated software component.06-28-2012
20120166779METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM TO SAVE PROCESSOR STATE FOR EFFICIENT TRANSITION BETWEEN PROCESSOR POWER STATES - Techniques to provide processor state for implementing a power state transition of a processor. In an embodiment, an operating system executing on a processor detects an opportunity to transition the processor to an idle processor power state. In particular embodiments, the operating system initiates the transition by invoking a task switch, wherein information describing a state of the processor is saved to a task switch segment.06-28-2012
20130046965SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DERIVING APPROPRIATE TARGET OPERATING ENVIRONMENT - The present invention relates to a configurable parameter driven system and method for providing an appropriate target operating environment based on user specific needs and enterprise objectives. The configuration parameters can be changed to account for newer computing environment solutions that could appear and could also be tailored for enterprise specific needs. The method fingerprint the end users' based on characteristics and requirements to derive user needs and enterprise criteria's. The method is systematic and flexible amenable to change in varying enterprise environment.02-21-2013
20090044000STORAGE SUBSYSTEM AND STORAGE CONTROLLER - A storage subsystem and a storage controller adapted to take advantage of high data transfer rates of fibre channels while offering enhanced reliability and availability and capable of connecting with a plurality of host computers having multiple different interfaces. A loop is provided to serve as a common loop channel having fibre channel interfaces. Host interface controllers (HIFC) connected to host computers having different interfaces permit conversion between the fibre channel interface and a different interface as needed. Control processors, shared by the host interface controllers, each reference FCAL (fibre channel arbitrated loop) management information to capture a frame having an address of the processor in question from among the frames passing through the loop. I/O processing is then carried out by the controller in accordance with a range of logical unit numbers (LUN) set in the captured frame.02-12-2009
20090043999Method for changing booting configuration and computer system capable of booting OS - In a computer system in which a server has, in addition to a disk used for booting, an operation transfer destination disk that has the same content as the boot disk, a method for changing the disk used by the server or another server in the computer system for booting to the operation transfer destination disk is realized by changing the content of the operation transfer destination disk to enable the OS and applications installed in the operation transfer destination disk to be booted from the destination disk and by changing the setting of a boot program of the server to enable booting from the operation transfer destination disk.02-12-2009
20090043998System and Method for Network Setup of Wireless Device Through a Single Interface - A method to add a new wireless device to a home network through one common interface administrator such as a TV hosting an application. A user simply inputs one identification code of the new wireless device to the TV using a remote commander. Since all wireless devices are registered through the same application regardless of their type, the setup experience is consistent to a user who is required to have no special knowledge. Through the process, the administrator TV obtains information of wireless devices sought to be registered in the home network, enabling the administrator TV to capture the network structure or topology, which may be used for further applications, without implementing dedicated protocols such as UPnP to collect the information.02-12-2009
20120191959 METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AN INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND A SUBSTATION AUTOMATION SYSTEM - A method is disclosed for configuring an intelligent electronic device (IED) that includes enabling dynamic capability of the IED by a flexible data modeling technique to dynamically adapt a data model based on an application requirement using a configuration tool. A substation automation system is also disclosed which includes a local system equipment having a plurality of IEDs associated with the local system equipment and an IED configuration tool configured to interact with the firmware of each IED to configure the IED based on application requirements. The application configuration tool can include dynamic capability information of the IED to enable a flexible data model in the IED.07-26-2012
20130061028Method and system for multi-mode instruction-level streaming - The present invention relates to systems, apparatuses and methods for parallel computing of an application, by streaming instructions between cores, where the cores can execute more than one instruction during the course of the application.03-07-2013
20120311309SOFTWARE EXECUTION USING MULTIPLE INITIALIZATION MODES - Arrangements for executing enterprise resource planning software in a plurality of modes are presented. A graphical user interface may allow an administrator to select from the plurality of modes for executing the enterprise resource planning software, such as a test mode and a production mode. A selection of one of the modes may be received. The selected mode may be linked with a particular initialization file that is used to initialize the enterprise resource software. The enterprise resource planning software may be initialized and run using the selected initialization file.12-06-2012
20090271599METHOD FOR SETTING TO ENABLE OR DISABLE SOFTWARE FUNCTION - A method for setting to enable or disable a software function is provided. The method is suitable for setting each hardware relevant software function in a system to either “enable” or “disable.” First, a customized database, which includes a specification required data of the hardware to decide to enable or disable the relevant software function, is established. Then, the specification required data is read from the customized database. Afterwards, a hardware configuration key is established according to the specification required data. Finally, the hardware configuration key is written to a registry of the system, so as to set the software function to either “enable” or “disable” according to the registry.10-29-2009
20090271598APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR ADAPTER CODE IMAGE UPDATE - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for updating a code image for a communication adapter. The apparatus includes a save module, an update module, and a restore module. The save module saves configuration data associated with a connection at a communication adapter. The update module updates a code image on the communication adapter. The restore module restores the configuration data in response to the code image update. Advantageously, the apparatus eliminates the need for conventional host recovery, including relogin and reestablishment of paths and connections, after the code image update.10-29-2009
20130067208SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURING A MOBILE DEVICE APPLICATION - An improved system and method are disclosed for configuring a behavior of an application on a mobile device via configuration parameters maintained by an application control program provided on a network accessible platform that is separate from the mobile device. In one example, the method enables the application control program to configure and dynamically modify parameters for a particular application that may also be used as a stand-alone application on the mobile device.03-14-2013
20120117363INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN AND OPERATION - Integrated circuit design and operation techniques are disclosed. In some embodiments, a data store stores, for each of a plurality of cores, a core image data comprising metadata about or otherwise associated with the core. A processor receives an indication of an application-related objective and uses core image data stored in the data store to identify programmatically a set of two or more cores from among the plurality of cores to help achieve the objective and to configure the two or more cores to help achieve the objective.05-10-2012
20110022827MULTIPLE INTERFACE SUPPORT - Aspects describe multiple interface support that provides dynamic switching between new and old interface revisions. A first interface application is selected from a set of alternative interface applications for an industrial automation system. Support for each interface application included in the set of alternative interface applications is provided. A second interface application is downloaded and associated with the first interface application. The second interface application is enabled during runtime. If needed, the second interface application can be selectively disabled and an operation resumed with the first interface application.01-27-2011
20110022826POWER MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND METHODS - Apparatus and method for power management and especially to power management integrated circuits (PMICs). In one aspect, the invention relates to a PMIC having an internal non-volatile memory (NVM) for storing boot settings for the PMIC. The PMIC also has control circuitry for detecting whether a source of boot settings is available, such as an NVM external to the PMIC, and, if so, using any settings stored in the external source in preference to the relevant settings stored in the internal NVM. The external settings can thus override any internal settings, which is useful for fault diagnosis and/or development. In one aspect the PMIC may have programming circuitry for automatically programming boot settings from an external source into the internal NVM.01-27-2011
20080301422Method and Apparatus for Remote BIOS Configuration Control - Apparatus and methods for remotely configuring a computer BIOS of a testing computer system are provided. In one aspect, a method of testing is provided that includes establishing an interface between a first computer system and a second computer system. The second computer system includes a computer readable storage device that has a BIOS and a first set of BIOS configuration settings. The first set of BIOS configuration settings is adapted to a first device under test. At least one instruction is sent from the first computer system to the second computer system to enable the second computer system to select a second set of BIOS configuration settings adapted to a second device under test having different electronic characteristics than the first device under test. An electrical test is performed on the second device under test using the second computer system and the second set of BIOS configuration settings.12-04-2008
20120272048INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR AND STORAGE MEDIUM - There is provided an information processing apparatus which validates addition of hardware even if the addition takes place before activation of the apparatus, a control method therefor, and a program. To accomplish this, the information processing apparatus includes a monitoring circuit that is supplied with a power from a backup power supply, monitors addition of the hardware, and temporarily holds, when addition of the hardware occurs, information of the addition. If the information of the addition is held, the information processing apparatus initializes the added hardware in activation of the information processing apparatus.10-25-2012
20090013163METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AND ADAPTIVELY PRE-LOADING CRUCIAL DYNAMIC LINK LIBRARIES - The invention provides a system and method for adaptively loading frequently loaded dynamic link libraries. The system comprises: a monitor for monitoring loading events of dynamic link libraries while an operating system is running, and logging a name and related loading information of the corresponding dynamic link library into a log file in response to the loading events; and an invoker for automatically loading at least one of the most frequently loaded dynamic link libraries logged in the log file upon a subsequent startup of the operating system. By using the system and method, startup performance of the most frequently used applications can be greatly improved.01-08-2009
20090006831METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CONFIGURING ADD-ON HARDWARE TO A COMPUTING PLATFORM - In one embodiment a method is disclosed for adding hardware device to a computing platform and configuring the newly installed hardware device. The method may include coupling hardware device to a computing platform, where the hardware device has memory and the computing platform has memory. The operating system of the computing platform may be detected by the hardware device and the platform may download and execute code stored by the hardware device to and in response to the executed code the computing platform may locate a source for a download of driver information for the added hardware. Other embodiments are also described.01-01-2009
20090006830ENCRYPTION ACCELERATION - The subject mater herein relates to data processing and, more particularly, to encryption acceleration. Various embodiments herein provide devices and systems including a standardized encryption application programming interface embedded in firmware to perform encryption services. Some such embodiments move encryption operations away from operating system processes into firmware. As a result, encryption operations are generally accelerated.01-01-2009
20090006829METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGING A CONFIGURATION OF A COMPUTING SYSTEM - Machine-readable media, methods, apparatus and system for caption detection are described. In some embodiments, during a non-quiesce state of a system, a configuration data for a configuration update of a configurable device of the system may be calculated, and it may be determined whether the configuration data is final configuration data or intermediate configuration data, wherein the final configuration data may be used to directly enact the configuration update during a quiesce state of the system, while the intermediate configuration data is used to indirectly enact the configuration update during the quiesce state of the system. Further, during the non-quiesce state of the system, if the configuration data is the intermediate configuration data, then codes associated with the configuration data may be determined, wherein the codes may be used to operate the configuration data to obtain the final configuration data during the quiesce state of the system.01-01-2009
20090006828METHOD AND APPARATUS TO SIMPLIFY CONFIGURATION CALCULATION AND MANAGEMENT OF A PROCESSOR SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus to simplify configuration calculation and management of a processor system are disclosed. An example disclosed method reads system configuration data from registers of a processing system, caches the system configuration data in an allocated memory, and calculates new system configuration data for the processing system by operating on cached data. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.01-01-2009
20090006827Firmware Processing for Operating System Panic Data - A processor includes firmware and at least one instance of an operating system (OS). When the OS encounters an unrecoverable error (a “panic”), data regarding the error is pushed to the firmware via capsule services, rather than immediately being displayed to the screen via legacy video INT10h services. The panic data may be provided to the OS and displayed by the OS after a reset. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.01-01-2009
20130166892GENERATING A RUNTIME FRAMEWORK - In an embodiment, the runtime framework is responsible for executing multidimensional analytical metadata in a runtime environment that is determined by the runtime framework. To generate such a runtime framework, the received multidimensional analytical metadata is analyzed to determine a type of an associated calculation pattern. Based upon the type, subsets of the multidimensional analytical metadata and corresponding runtime decision rules are determined. To execute the subsets, executable conditions corresponding to the multidimensional analytical metadata are identified. Based upon the executable conditions, the calculation pattern associated with the multidimensional analytical metadata is executed by executing the associated subsets, and the runtime framework is generated. The runtime framework determines calculation scenario executable subsets and calculation scenario inexecutable subsets that are associated with the multidimensional analytical metadata, and executes the subsets in their respective engines.06-27-2013
20080313447DELEGATED PRE-CONFIGURATION - Computer-readable media, systems, and methods for delegated pre-configuration are described. In embodiments, an identification of a user is received. Further, in various embodiments, one or more pre-configuration instructions is received from a delegate. In various embodiments, one or more online service settings is processed in accordance with the one or more pre-configuration instructions. In various other embodiments an online service is presented in accordance with the processed one or more online service settings.12-18-2008
20120102304Behavior-Based Data Configuration System and Method - A system and method are provided for configuring data elements in a computer application such as menu items, links to purchase products, options, links to information, and user commands based on the behavior of users in the application. Information associated with the behavior of multiple users and information associated with a finite set of data elements in the computer application are analyzed to determine a configuration of the data elements such that user access to relevant information is improved.04-26-2012
20110119473Virtual Platform Configuration Validation - Systems and methods are provided for unambiguously checking and/or validating a hardware configuration. Configuration rules based upon an actual hardware specification are written and applied to a software use case before the software use case is run. Actual hardware is modeled to create a virtual hardware via a virtual platform system. Upon initiating execution of the software use case on the virtual hardware, a comparison is performed to determine if current settings pertaining to the virtual hardware matches the configuration rules applicable to the software use case. If the configuration rules match the current settings, the software use case can be run on the virtual hardware. If the configuration rules do not match the current settings, execution of the software use case can be stopped and/or alternatively, a notification can be generated, where the notification indicates that the configuration rules and the current settings do not match.05-19-2011
20100268924INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SETUP PROGRAM EXECUTION METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a display unit, a touch panel, a BIOS storage unit, and a setup program execution unit. The display unit displays various kinds of information. The touch panel is installed on a display screen of the display unit and used for input corresponding to a contact operation. The BIOS storage unit stores a BIOS (basic input/output system) to execute startup of an operating system. The setup program execution unit executes a setup program for the BIOS in response to that an input from the touch panel is detected during the execution of the startup based on the BIOS.10-21-2010
20120290822System and Method for Shared Data Storage - Systems and methods for sharing data storage on an electronic device are disclosed. A system may include a memory and a processor, an operating system executing on the electronic device, a preboot application executing on the electronic device, and a virtual drive. The operating system may be configured to mount the virtual drive and the preboot application may also be configured to mount the virtual drive.11-15-2012
20120290824POWERTAG: MANUFACTURING AND SUPPORT SYSTEM METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-COMPUTER SOLUTIONS - A solutions-based computer system manufacturing process includes assembling computer and storage system components for creation of a given solution-based product as a function of a customer order or plan. The process further includes assigning a solution identifier to the solution-based product. The solution identifier includes a solution type and a unique identifier within the solution type.11-15-2012
20120290823CORE ABSTRACTION LAYER INTERFACE - A method of producing a modem hardware abstraction layer (MHAL) within a first processor associated with a modem of a given radio platform. A MHAL software (SW) device within the first processor is configured to process data and exchange messages among a waveform software application, and a field programmable gate array (FPGA) associated with the radio platform. A core module is defined within the SW device, and the core module operates using a common core set of software that is compatible with a number of different radio platforms including the given platform, for producing certain MHAL interfaces and services. A custom module is defined within the SW device, and the custom module operates using such software as required to be compatible with the FPGA of the given platform, and by invoking the MHAL interfaces or services produced by the core module. Priority thread banding and memory management are also provided.11-15-2012
20090055637SECURE POWER-ON RESET ENGINE - A secure Power-on Reset (POR) engine is provided, inside a processor chip, which guarantees a secure initialization of the chip to enable secure code execution. External access to chip resources is limited to a very few targeted settings that do not compromise the chip security. The POR engine comprises a small state machine that runs through a predefined sequence coded in persistent memory contained in the processor chip. The state machine initializes the chip and allows external access from an external processor to only some scan chains of the processor chip in order to configure interfaces, and the like, without compromising the chip security. The state machine also manages the encryption keys that are used to verify that the code, fetched by the processor to complete the initialization in software, is not modified by a third party.02-26-2009
20110289305METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE CONFIGURATIONOF A COMPUTING DEVICE - A method and system for remote configuration of a computing device includes generating initialization code configured to initialize a memory and/or processor of the computing device dependent on initialization data. The initialization data is generated based on platform data, which is validate based on predetermined criteria. The platform data identifies platform-specific parameters and may be received over a network from a platform manufacturer. In response to validation of the platform data, the initialization data is generated and transmitted to the platform manufacturer for incorporation into the computing device. Upon a processor reset, the initialization code is configured to use the initialization data to perform initialization procedures to initialize the memory and/or processor of the computing device. The platform data may be updated periodically by an end-user of the computing device.11-24-2011
20110289304SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR CONFIGURING NETWORK SETTINGS - A computer program product having a computer readable medium tangibly recording computer program logic for managing configurations in a computer system is disclosed. The computer program product includes code to configure network information in a first Operating System (OS) environment, code to pass the network information to a second OS environment, and code to effectuate the network information in the first and second OS environments without rebooting the first and second OS environments.11-24-2011
20110296151METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INCREMENTAL CONFIGURATION OF IMA TYPE MODULES - The invention in particular has as an object the incremental configuration of an IMA-type module, the module comprising temporal and hardware resources as well as an operating system allowing a segregated running of at least two applications with the aid of at least one part of the resources. After having obtained (12-01-2011
20110296150DATA 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 specific to a particular operating system; an OS-independent processor component, which, when executed by the CPU, generates initialization code for a target processor using information from the OS adapter component, wherein the initialization code is specific to the particular operating system; and an OS-independent peripheral component, which, when executed by the CPU, generates driver code using information from the OS adapter component, wherein the driver code is specific to the particular operating system and the target processor.12-01-2011
20080244252USING PROTECTED/HIDDEN REGION OF A MAGNETIC MEDIA UNDER FIRMWARE CONTROL - A method and firmware for accessing a protected area of a magnetic storage device via firmware control. During early system initialization, various firmware components are loaded and executed to initialize a computer system. These firmware components include a firmware driver for accessing magnetic storage devices connected to the computer system. The system firmware enables a protected area on a magnetic storage device's media to be accessed under firmware control. After firmware accesses, the protected area is closed from access by non-firmware entities (e.g., operating systems) by “hiding” the true size of the media such that those entities are unaware of this area of the media. Mechanisms are disclosed for providing firmware access to the protected area only during pre-boot, and for both pre-boot and run-time operations. The firmware-controlled media access scheme may be used to load firmware stored on magnetic media during pre-boot and to store system information in the protected area during pre-boot and/or run-time operations.10-02-2008
20130219158Method for Monitoring Changes of Configuration of a Control Device of an Automatic Machine - In an automatic machine controlled by a control device of its own having at least one non-volatile memory, in which a program for controlling the automatic machine can be installed, and at least one processing module for executing the control program installed, the control device is programmed with an operating system designed for implementing a method for monitoring the changes of configuration of the control device, in which each event of installation of a new control program in the memory is detected, execution of the control program installed last is enabled, and each new control program that is installed is saved, together with corresponding installation data, in at least one archive memory portion of the memory.08-22-2013
20090031123Secure Remote Configuration of Device Capabilities - In one embodiment, the present invention is a method for providing a secure remote configuration. The method includes obtaining a signed configuration file (S-CF) from a storage using a device identity of the device, wherein the device identity of the device is linked with a location of the device. A validated configuration file (V-CF) is then generated using the S-CF. At least one device parameter is then configured using the V-CF. In another embodiment, the present invention is a method for providing a signed configuration file (S-CF) to the device. The method includes processing a request for an S-CF from the device, wherein the request comprises a device identity of the device. A location of the device is then determined using a location database and the device identity of the device. A configuration file (CF) for the location of the device is then obtained from a storage. An S-CF is then generated using the CF. The S-CF is then provided to the device.01-29-2009
20090083529Memory Switching Data Processing System - A memory switching data processing system including one or more central processing units (‘CPUs’); random access memory organized in at least two banks of memory modules; one or more memory buses providing communications paths for data among the CPUs and the memory modules; and a flexibly configurable memory bus switch comprising a first configuration adapting the first CPU to a first bank of memory modules and a second CPU to a second bank of memory modules and a second configuration adapting the first CPU to both the first bank of memory modules and the second bank of memory modules.03-26-2009
20110264900METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR CONFIGURING ELECTRONIC DEVICES - The invention relates to a method for configuring electronic devices, particularly terminals, wherein during configuration at least parts of first configuration data on a chip card are fed to an electronic device, wherein the configuration data are stored on the chip card as second configuration data such that the stored data are the result of an obfuscation following at least one first algorithm. Furthermore, at least parts of the first algorithm can be derived by the electronic device. The stored second configuration data are subjected to a de-obfuscation by the device such that, having knowledge of the first algorithm, they can be reconstructed as first configuration data and the configuration of the terminal can be based thereon. The invention further relates to an arrangement having means for carrying out the method.10-27-2011
20100153695DATA HANDLING PREFERENCES AND POLICIES WITHIN SECURITY POLICY ASSERTION LANGUAGE - Whether user-side privacy preferences and service-side privacy policies are matched is determined utilizing an extended security policy assertion language. Both privacy policies, i.e. how data recipients promise to treat data, and privacy preferences, i.e. how data providers expect their data to be treated, are expressed with the same language. Decisions are made through evaluation of queries based on preference and policy assertions.06-17-2010
20090259834Manufacturing Information Handling Systems - Manufacturing a virtual information handling system (IHS) includes creating a virtual IHS including a component identifier. A boot process is then begun for the virtual IHS. A manufacturing operating system is then retrieved for the virtual IHS using the component identifier. The manufacturing operating system is then installed on the virtual IHS. Manufacturing a virtual IHS may also include determining a common operating system and a common software subset among a plurality of to-be-manufactured virtual IHSs. A first virtual IHS may then be created and the common operating system may be configured on the first virtual IHS. At least a portion of a first virtual IHS software may also be configured on the first virtual IHS. The configuration of the first virtual IHS software on the first virtual IHS is stopped when the common software subset is configured on the first virtual IHS. The first virtual IHS may then be cloned to create a cloned virtual IHS.10-15-2009
20090210688OPERATING SYSTEM IMAGE SHRINKING APPARATUS AND METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE TANGIBLE MEDIUM SOTRING A PROGRAM FOR OPERATING SYSTEM IMAGE SHRINKING - An OS image shrinking apparatus for shrinking a size of at least one OS image stored in a computer. The OS image shrinking apparatus includes an execution history management unit that operates a predetermined application program on the computer for a predetermined time and manages an execution history of a function by monitoring the function executed during operation of the application program, a saved function management unit that refers to the execution history managed by the execution history management unit and manages the function existing in the execution history, as a saved function, among functions included in the OS image, and an unused function processing unit that performs a processing to delete from the OS image a function not managed by the saved function management unit, as an unused function, among the functions included in the OS image.08-20-2009
20100169629METHOD FOR CONFIGURING COMPUTER BY BIOS, SERVER, COMPUTER, SYSTEM STARTUP METHOD AND COMPUTER SYSTEM - A method for configuring computer by Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), a server and a computer are provided. The method comprising the steps of: setting up a connection to a server storing configuration information for the computer through a network; acquiring the configuration information for the computer from the server; and configuring the computer based on the configuration information. With the solutions according to the embodiments of the present invention, it is convenient in setting the configuration information, especially for the case where it is required to set the configuration information for a number of computers. In this way, the labor efficiency can be effectively improved and the security of the configuration information can be effectively enhanced.07-01-2010
20100115255System and Method of Dynamically Building a Behavior Model on a Hardware System - A control system is dynamically built directly on a target hardware system. A host application on a host computer provides an interface to download configuration building blocks for the control system directly onto the target hardware. The host application is used to define building block type and connectivity. Microprocessor execution control of the system as well as block priority can likewise by defined by the host application.05-06-2010
20100115254Synchronization in Multiple Environments - A method and apparatus for synchronizing different environments in response to a change in one of the environments. The term environment encompasses operating systems, virtual machines, and states. The synchronization functions when one environment controls a master file or the environments access a shared folder. The synchronization is one-way or two-ways. The synchronization applies to digital photos, personal information management data, shared maps and directions, documents, configuration data, network settings, browser data sync, account information for accessing the client, and local and web applications.05-06-2010
20100115253METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SECURELY DISTRIBUTING CONTENT - A system for securely distributing content is provided. A distribution system includes a content server that distributes content to content clients via a communications link or a tangible medium. The distribution system uses passwords to encrypt and decrypt content and to control access to sensitive information stored on the content clients. The distribution system initially receives various passwords from a user and encrypts each password. Some of the encrypted passwords are “identification passwords” and others are “encryption passwords.” The identification passwords are used to control access to sensitive information stored on the content clients, and the encryption passwords are used to encrypt and decrypt content that is distributed to the content clients. The distribution system configures each content client to contain the identification passwords and encryption passwords in a secure folder.05-06-2010
20090150659Device and Method for Adjusting a Converged Device - A method adjusts a computing device. The method receives configuration data relating to at least two functionalities of the device. The method adjusts configurations of components of the device as a function of the configuration data so that the device performs as if a first functionality of the at least two functionalities is a primary functionality of the device. The components are at least partially capable of the at least two functionalities.06-11-2009
20090063833BOOTLESS ACTIVATION - In an Internet Protocol (IP) based network having a distributed end devices that receive their respective IP routing and device specific configuration information from a central location using dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) and other related protocols, bootless activation enables the network operator to dynamically control and automatically switch an end device on an individual or group basis from one peer IP network to another peer IP network without requiring an individual user to manually reboot or reset the respective distributed end device. Examples of IP networks include broadband networks such as cable modem, fiber-based and digital subscriber line (DSL) network; wireless IP based networks; and IP based metropolitan networks; and local area networks and multiple site enterprise networks.03-05-2009
20100011197ENHANCED UEFI FRAMEWORK LAYER - A unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI) includes providing by a manufacturer, a basic input/output system (BIOS) personality module to initialize an information handling system (IHS) and receiving from an outside vendor, a BIOS initialization module to initialize the IHS. The UEFI also includes integrating operations of the personality module and the initialization module by translating communication between the personality module and the initialization module.01-14-2010
20090094446INTEGRATED CIRCUIT ENVIRONMENT INITIALIZATION ACCORDING TO INFORMATION STORED WITHIN THE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A method for automatically initializing the operational settings of a system from information stored within a non-volatile storage of an integrated circuit so that the operational requirements of the integrated circuit, which may be a microprocessor, are met by the system when the system is operating. During manufacturing test environmental requirements of the integrated circuit are determined and stored within the non-volatile storage of the integrated circuit. During system initialization, environmental control values such as required operating voltage and frequency and cooling requirements are determined from the test values, which are read from the integrated circuit. The values are read by an interface of the system from an interface of the integrated circuit. System settings are controlled by the values to provide the required operating environment and the values may be captured within the system for subsequent operations and initialization sequences.04-09-2009
20100125723METHOD 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 system (BIOS) of the platform traps any software initiated reset request (SIRR) or warm reset. The BIOS restores the input/output (IO) devices coupled with the platform to their previous hardware state to avoid the full platform initialization when the SIRR is trapped. The restart of the platform can be performed in a fast manner as the full platform initialization is minimized.05-20-2010
20120239916WI-FI ROUTER WITH INTEGRATED TOUCH-SCREEN AND ENHANCED SECURITY FEATURES - A Wi-Fi router with an integrated configuration touch-screen, and method to use this integrated touch screen to provide enhanced security features. The Wi-Fi router, which has a wired or optical network interface, may be factory pre-configured with hard to anticipate passwords and encryption codes, thus making even its default Wi-Fi settings difficult to attack. Besides displaying interactive menus on the touch-screen, the router may also generate touch sensitive dynamic alphanumeric virtual keypads to enable administrators to interact with the device without the need of extra computers or software. Inexperienced administrators secure in the knowledge that they may access and change even difficult to remember security settings at any time through the built-in touch-screen controller and simplified user interface, are encouraged to set up secure Wi-Fi systems. The device may optionally include security software that, upon touch of a button, can provide new randomized or otherwise obfuscated router settings.09-20-2012
20100088498SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING HARDWARE CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS - A system and method manages configuration data within a hardware component of a device to support hardware component changes during development or manufacture of the device. A Standardized Virtual Part (SVP) file is formed as a binary file and includes a SVP header that comprises metadata of one of at least schema version, revision numbers, part numbers, creator and description. The SVP file also includes hardware configuration data and a SVP trailer that includes error checking data for data authentication. The SVP file is loaded onto the device during development or manufacture for configuring the hardware component.04-08-2010
20100088497SOFTWARE UPDATING OF A SERVER SUPPORTING ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINES - An illustrative method imports configuration data used by a server that supports electronic gaming machines (EGMs). Configuration data is used by operational software of the server that supports EGMs in a server-client relationship and is stored in accord with a first data structure template that defines records having fields that contain information of the configuration of each EGM. Configuration data stored in fields of records in accord with the first data structure template is automatically transferred to corresponding fields of records in accord with a second data structure template used by new operational software of the server by migration software.04-08-2010
20100082958METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING PRODUCTION PROCESSES AND SYSTEM FOR EXECUTING THE METHOD - A method for implementing production processes includes a step of programming a state machine for each production process. The programming step includes a definition of a plurality of states and a definition of a plurality of transitions between states, corresponding to possible actions which the corresponding production process may execute. The programming step further includes the steps of detecting whether or not one or more states to be defined for a state machine have already been defined for state machines already programmed for other production processes, and executing the definition of states only for states not detected in the detecting step.04-01-2010
20100082957INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - An information processing device includes: a processing circuit that processes information; a management circuit that is independent of the processing circuit and that performs status management of hardware including the processing circuit; and a memory into which the management circuit stores setting information of the management circuit and from which the management circuit extracts setting information of the management circuit, the memory being physically connectable to and removable from the management circuit.04-01-2010
20100082956BIOS PARAMETER ERASING METHOD AND APPARATUS APPLIED TO COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system includes a triggering device; and a motherboard, connected to the triggering device, further comprising: a memory stored with a setting parameter of a basic-input-output-system; and a counter connected between the triggering device and the memory; wherein an erasing signal, for erasing the memory, is outputted to the memory from the counter according to a triggering signal outputted from the triggering device while a boosting procedure cannot be successfully executed by the computer system.04-01-2010
20100082955VERIFICATION OF CHIPSET FIRMWARE UPDATES - In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes an apparatus that includes updatable non-volatile memory to store firmware and non-updateable non-volatile memory to store an interrupt sequence. The apparatus includes a chip interface to receive an interrupt instruction from management firmware. Receipt of the interrupt instruction controls access to and initiation of the interrupt sequence. After initiation of the interrupt sequence the apparatus may receive a firmware update and/or validate the firmware is from a valid source. The validation of the firmware may include utilizing the management firmware to verify the cryptographic signature for the firmware.04-01-2010
20100082954CONFIGURATION RULE PROTOTYPING TOOL - A system for automatically creating configuration rule build files. One or more feature inputs are received according to requirements for a specific product by a configuration rule prototyping tool. The one or more feature inputs are source data. A selection of a function from a list of functions defined for the configuration rule prototyping tool and a selection of one or more build types is received by the configuration rule prototyping tool. A configuration rule build process is performed by the configuration rule prototyping tool based on the function and the one or more build types selected to format the source data into a desired format. The formatted source data is transferred to a configurable transformation macro. Configuration rule build files are automatically created by the configurable transformation macro for the specific product. Then, the configuration rule build files are outputted for use by a test client.04-01-2010
20110173424INTEGRATED 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 circuit node during an initialization mode of the device. The IC device includes a controller to select at least one value of at least one operating parameter of the device based at least in part on the resistance value.07-14-2011
20110202750RULE-BASED ASSIGNMENT OF CONTROL OF PERIPHERALS OF A COMPUTING DEVICE - Described herein are various techniques and principles for determining how to assign control of peripherals and assigning control of peripherals. In some embodiments, determining how to assign control of peripherals comprises reviewing connections of peripherals to the computing device and evaluating rules to determine management points in the connections. In some cases, the connections of peripherals to the computing device may be organized into a hierarchy corresponding to a hierarchy of physical connections of the peripherals, including physical connections of peripherals located remote from the computing device and possibly connected through another computing device. When management points are identified among the connections, control of peripherals associated with the management points may be assigned in the same way. For example, access rights to each of the peripherals may be assigned to a same user session.08-18-2011
20090177876AUTOMATED PROCESSOR GENERATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING A CONFIGURABLE PROCESSOR - A system for generating processor hardware supports a language for significant extensions to the processor instruction set, where the designer specifies only the semantics of the new instructions and the system generates other logic. The extension language provides for the addition of processor state, including register files, and instructions that operate on that state. The language also provides for new data types to be added to the compiler to represent the state added. It allows separate specification of reference semantics and instruction implementation, and uses this to automate design verification. In addition, the system generates formatted instruction set documentation from the language specification.07-09-2009
20100100716Conserving Power Using Predictive Modelling and Signaling - Methods and systems for conserving power using predictive models and signaling are described. Parameters of a power management policy are set based on predictions based on user activity and/or signals received from a remote computer which define a user preference. In an embodiment, the power management policy involves putting the computer into a sleep state and periodically waking it up. On waking, the computer determines whether to remain awake or to return to the sleep state dependent upon the output of a predictive model or signals that encode whether a remote user has requested that computer remain awake. Before returning to the sleep state, a wake-up timer is set and this timer triggers the computer to subsequently wake-up. The length of time that the timer is set to may depend on factors such as the request from the remote user, context sensors and usage data.04-22-2010
20110173425COMPUTER AND METHOD FOR MANAGING COMPUTER - 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 and a switch sub-module. The detection sub-module is capable of detecting a network connection state. The switch sub-module is capable of controlling an on-off state of the detection sub-module. The control module is capable of executing a control operation to restrict a system function when a connected network state is detected by the detection module.07-14-2011
20090089565Method and Apparatus for Configuring a Device Based on Proximity to Another Device - Methods and apparatus are provided for configuring a device based on proximity to another device. A user device is configured by obtaining one or more configuration rules that establish one or more configuration parameters of the user device based on a proximity to one or more additional general purpose devices; determining whether one or more of the configuration rules are satisfied; and configuring the user device based on the satisfied one or more configuration rules. The configuration rules can be configured by an authorized user of the user device. The proximity comprises a predefined physical relationship between devices that is based on distance, such as a radius around a given device, or a physical relationship, such as in the same room or building, or within a communication range of a device.04-02-2009
20090287913APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING SWITCHES, ROUTERS, AND OTHER CONFIGURABLE DEVICES - A method includes receiving user input associated with configuration of a configurable device. The method also includes retrieving a template associated with the configurable device. The method further includes generating one or more configuration commands for the configurable device using the template and the user input. In addition, the method includes storing the commands and/or outputting the commands. The method could also include retrieving one or more rules associated with the configuration of the configurable device. The one or more rules could define at least one allowable configuration of the configurable device. Also, the user input could include one or more selections associated with one or more configuration options by a user, and the one or more rules could define the one or more configuration options available for selection by the user. The configurable device could represent a switch, a router, or other command-line configurable device.11-19-2009
20120144176Method for Setting a Boot List to Disks with Multiple Boot Logical Volumes - A method dynamically determines the contents of a Boot Logical Volume from within a System Management Service menu. Responsive to receiving the scan request, a system dynamically scans a root volume group to identify special files associated with the various base operating systems stored on the boot logical volumes of the root volume group. The system then maps the files to a specific operating systems version, and presents a list of the available operating systems on the various boot logical volumes to a user.06-07-2012
20120297176METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESS ENFORCED CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT - A system for and method of automatically enforcing a configuration change process for change requests of one or more configurable element within one or more configurable computation systems. The system comprises means for managing a configuration change process for one or more configurable elements within a corresponding configurable computation system, means for generation a configuration request, means for applying a set of authorization rules to the configuration change requests to generate selective authorization of the CEs, and means for selectively locking and unlocking changes to configurable elements within the configurable computational systems.11-22-2012
20120297175Secure Boot With Trusted Computing Group Platform Registers - Disclosed is a method that includes providing at least two platform configuration registers, where a first platform configuration register is a measurement platform configuration register and where a second platform configuration register is a resettable binding configuration platform configuration register; executing an authorization chain under direction of a trusted engine to perform an authorization, where a value of the measurement platform configuration register is included as a precondition; extending the binding platform configuration register with a value enforced by the authorization; and monitoring, such as with a trusted operating system, a validation result of the binding platform configuration register. Apparatus and computer program instructions embodied in a computer-readable medium that implement the method are also disclosed.11-22-2012
20120297174Modifying Operating Parameters Based on Device Use - Monitoring aging information for multiple devices. Aging information of the devices may be received. Statistics regarding the multiple devices may be determined based on the aging information. For at least some of the devices, update information may be determined based on the respective aging information. The update information may include modifications to operating parameters of the devices. For example, the devices may operate according to initial parameters that are above sustainable parameters and the update information may lower the operating parameters based on the aging information.11-22-2012
20100146251VIRTUAL APPLIANCE PRE-BOOT AUTHENTICATION - A system for pre-boot authentication of a virtual appliance includes one or more subsystems to receive a command to power-on an information handling system (IHS). After receiving the command to power-on the IHS, the system initializes a power-on self test (POST), passes control of the IHS to a hypervisor, loads a concurrent service environment (CSE), requests user credentials, receives user credentials, authenticates user credentials using the CSE and authorizes a specific operating system image from a plurality of images to run on the IHS via the virtual appliance after the user credentials are authenticated.06-10-2010
20080209195SELF-RESTORING ON-BOARD INFORMATION SYSTEM - This invention relates to an on-board information system, comprising: 08-28-2008
20080209194Systems and methods for providing configuration change information on a per setting basis - Computer systems and methods are provided for presenting configuration change information on a per setting basis. This includes displaying one or more configuration settings, and receiving a user input that identifies a selected configuration setting. Configuration change information for the selected configuration setting is then displayed in response to the user input. In another aspect, a computer readable medium contains instructions for controlling a computer system to perform a method of providing configuration change information on a per setting basis.08-28-2008
20080209193Manageability Extension Mechanism for System Firmware - A method and system to manage an extension mechanism for firmware is described. A firmware binary file is stored in an extension area of a storage device of a computer system. The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) of the computer system is modified to access the stored firmware binary file stored in the extension area. In one embodiment, the computer system is Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) compliant.08-28-2008
20110271087EMBEDDING PROCESS IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION IN A PATHNAME TO INDICATE PROCESS STATUS - The method determines whether a particular process is currently executing or not executing. The method embeds process identification information and a process name in a process pathname that binds to a socket. The method creates a socket and binds to the socket a process name and associated process identifier if that process is currently executing. A status file may store the socket pathnames of those processes currently executing. A socket pathname appears in the status file if a corresponding process is executing, but does not appear in the status file if the process is not executing. To determine if a particular process is currently executing, the method tests the status file to determine if the status file contains a match for the socket pathname associated with the particular process under test. The presence of a match for the socket pathname in the status file indicates that the particular process associated therewith is currently executing.11-03-2011
20090276612IMPLEMENTATION 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 spare server. The spare server is maintained in a powered-off, standby state. A need for the spare server is determined. At least one of a basic input output system (BIOS) and an operating system (OS) for the spare server is selected. A volume operational on the spare server is selected for a sparing operation.11-05-2009
20090282228Automated Selection of Computer Options - A user of a computer indicates a desired user interface behavior, and the computer automatically selects and sets options of programs and devices of the computer individually for each program to achieve that behavior. Alternatively, the user indicates a condition of the user, such as a specific motor or sensory disability, and the computer automatically adjusts its programs and devices to accommodate the user's needs.11-12-2009
20090282230GENERATING A LOAD PROFILE FOR A COMPUTER SYSTEM - Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that generates a load for a computer system in accordance with a predetermined load profile. During operation, the load for the computer system is generated by modulating the load using pulse-width modulation, wherein the load is periodically cycled between at least two different test load levels so that a moving window average of the modulated load follows the predetermined load profile.11-12-2009
20090282231Server computer, computer system, and file management method - A server computer which determines the configuration of a file for configuring a plurality of virtual computers respectively is configured to comprise: an OS/AP file evaluation criteria table which stores evaluation criteria for judging whether to split and manage a file required for the configuration of the virtual computers; a user data evaluation criteria TBL; and a verification and splitting unit which judges whether the file conforms to the evaluation criteria, and determines a part of a file judged to conform to the evaluation criteria as a first file stored as an entity and determines the remaining part of the file as a second file for referencing an entity of a predetermined destination storage.11-12-2009
20090287914AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING A CONFIGURATION DIAGRAM BASED ON TASK REQUIREMENTS - System and method for generating a configuration diagram based on user specification of a task. A server computer communicates with a client system, e.g., a measurement system, including a client computer system, over a network. The server receives requirements, e.g., a task specification, for a task, e.g., a measurement task, where the requirements are provided in response to user input. A plurality of products operable to perform the task are determined in response to the requirements, e.g., by programmatically analyzing the requirements. A diagram is displayed on the client computer system iconically representing the plurality of products, including icons representing at least a subset of the products to the user as proposed hardware and/or software products for the client system. Pricing information for the proposed products may be displayed. User input indicating purchase of at least one of the products is received and the purchased products provided to the user.11-19-2009
20100115252AUTOMATED FIRMWARE RECOVERY - According to one embodiment, a corrupted network hardware device may be automatically inspected and repaired. A default boot sequence may be suspended, and an external recovery device may inspect and repair the corrupted code by selectively repairing files and configuration settings in a minimally invasive manner, to preserve as many user settings as practicable. The network hardware device may then be re-booted from the repaired firmware.05-06-2010
20080215869MANAGING CONFIGURATION OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS ON A COMPUTER NETWORK - A system configuration manager provides a graphical user interface that allows a system administrator to easily administer configuration settings for different computer systems and platforms on a computer network. The system configuration manager allows identifying one system configuration or a settings profile as a “model system”. Once the model system is defined, other computer systems may be compared to the model system. Differences between the selected computer systems and the model system are then displayed, and the system configuration manager may be used to update the selected computer systems with configuration settings specified in the model system. Cross-platform support is provided by a configuration mapping mechanism that maps configuration information from one platform to corresponding configuration information for another platform. The configuration mapping mechanism effectively hides the differences between platforms by translating the configuration information from a selected platform to corresponding configuration information for the model system.09-04-2008
20080215868BIOS MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANGING BIOS SETTING VALUE - The invention provides a BIOS management device and a method for managing a BIOS setting value. The invention determines whether to shut down a computer and to restore the BIOS setting value to a default state by detecting whether a restoring event occurs. In addition, the computer is shut down and the BIOS setting value is restored to the default state when the restoring event occurs. Therefore, the fault caused by the improper setting of the BIOS is eliminated.09-04-2008
20080215867METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY TRANSITIONING OF CONFIGURATION SETTINGS AMONG COMPUTER SYSTEMS - A method and system for automatically transiting configuration settings among computer systems. Multiple configuration settings comprising a computer “personality” are located on a source computing system using multiple transition rules from a personality object. The computer personality includes customization choices, data files, electronic mail, system preferences, application customization choices, the network environment, browser information, etc. The configuration settings are extracted from multiple locations on the source computing system. The multiple extracted configuration settings are stored in a pre-determined transition format. The multiple extracted configuration settings are manipulated. A transition package is created from the multiple manipulated configuration settings. The transition package includes the multiple manipulated configuration settings. The transition package is sent to a target computing system. The transition package is infused on the target computing system to automatically transition configuration settings from the source computing system to the target computing system. The method and system may vastly reduce transition, configuration and deployment times for service providers, corporations, and end-users when a new computing system is deployed.09-04-2008
20100146253PROGRAM FOR PROVIDING INTERACTIVE APPLICATION ADAPTED FOR USE BY MULTIPLE USERS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - While a first mode is set, a processor causes a memory to store a result obtained by execution of an interactive application as first result data, in association with precedently obtained first result data, as a first result data group. While a second mode is set, the processor causes a result obtained by execution of the interactive application to be stored as second result data, independently of the first result data group and precedently obtained second result data. For any of a user who mainly uses an information processing device and a user who temporarily uses the information processing device, results for each user can be utilized not only primarily but also secondarily.06-10-2010
20100146250DYNAMIC UPDATING OF TRUSTED CERTIFICATES AND CERTIFICATE REVOCATION LISTS IN A COMPUTING SYSTEM - This application generally describes techniques for dynamically updating trusted certificates and CRLs, generally referred to herein as certificate information. That is, techniques are described for updating trusted certificates and CRLs without terminating existing communication sessions. An exemplary method includes the steps of receiving an initial configuration that includes a trusted certificate authority, receiving certificate information that includes a certificate revocation list (CRL) and a first certificate from the trusted certificate authority, storing the certificate information in the configuration, initiating a communication session for an application, receiving an update to the certificate information, and updating the configuration to reflect the update to the certificate information without terminating the communication session. A computing device may receive the update to the certificate information from a user, as well as receiving a command from the user to apply the update to the certificate information to current communication sessions.06-10-2010
20100146254METHOD 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 shell script; generating a source program by merging a previously prepared source code template with the execution table; and combining a command sub-routine with the source program and binarizing the shell script by performing compile and building operations. According to the above, it is possible to minimize a booting delay time without using a fork & exec technique by applying the binary script instead of the shell script during performing system initialization while booting.06-10-2010
20080244248Apparatus, Method and Program Product for Policy Synchronization - Applications which function under a first operating system also function when it becomes necessary to call into action a second operating system due to provision having been made for configuration and other settings necessary to the execution of such applications (here generically called policy settings or policy source data) to be made available to the second operating system.10-02-2008
20080244251PREDICTIVE MODEL IMPLEMENTATION SYSTEM AND METHODOLOGY - The invention relates to a methodology and computer executable instructions configured to implement a prediction system. The invention deals with the use of a configuration file specifying at least the interactions to be completed between components of the prediction system, where this configuration file is transmitted to an implementation site. At the implementation site the configuration file is supplied as an input to at least one autonomous software agent where this agent or agents run the components of the prediction system as specified by the interactions defined within the configuration file. An extension to this method is also disclosed where the prediction system is built or constructed at the implementation site using the configuration file.10-02-2008
20080244249Managed redundant enterprise basic input/output system store update - A basic input/output system may be stored on two different memories coupled to active management technology firmware and a trusted platform module. The trusted platform module ensures that access to the correct memory. One of the memories is selected to store an update of the basic input/output system.10-02-2008
20080250236Configuration Appliance and Method for Configuration of Electrical Appliances - A parameterization device generates parameterization signals fixing operating parameters for electrical devices of an electrical arrangement. The parameterization device, or configuration device, is particularly user friendly and permits a subsequent alteration of operating parameters for electrical devices which takes little time and is hence particularly economical. The parameterization device is provided with device-specific parameters, individually provided for each device of the arrangement and device-group specific parameters, identically provided for a given group of devices which are differently processed. After changing a stored device-group specific parameter for one of the devices of the relevant group, the changed parameter is copied to the stored parameter sets for the remaining devices of the group on a manual operation input or automatically.10-09-2008
20080229088Method, a device for configuring at least one firewall and a system comprising such device - A method and a device to configure at least one firewall are provided comprising the steps of (i) transmitting at least one mobility report to a firewall controller; (ii) transmitting at least one session report to the firewall controller; and (iii) configuring the at least one firewall according to the information obtained by the at least one mobility report and by the at least one session report.09-18-2008
20090265536Device, systems, and method for security 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 separate from the computer installation and which contains data and executable codes for a start-up program of the computer installation. The device also includes means for securing the use of data and executable codes and for transmitting data and executable codes of the start-up program from the external data medium unit via the second connection interface to the computer installation via the first connection interface, and after executing the means of security, to start-up the computer installation using transmitted executable codes and data.10-22-2009
20090265535METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING COMPUTER-WORKING-HOURS-BASED SHUTDOWN OPTIONS - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for setting computer-working-hours-based shutdown options. A method for setting computer-working-hours-based shutdown options in accordance with an embodiment includes: when receiving a shutdown command from a user, determining, based on a setting of computer working hours by the user, whether a current time of the system is within the working hours of the computer; and performing at least one of setting a shutdown option according to the determination result and presenting a shutdown option according to the determination result.10-22-2009
20080282075Controlling circuit for communication port - A controlling circuit for a communication port having a ring indicator (RI) pin is provided. The controlling circuit includes a first selection circuit and a second selection circuit. The first selection circuit is controlled by a basic input/output system (BIOS) for determining whether an RI signal is transmitted to the RI pin. The second selection circuit is controlled by the BIOS for determining whether a first voltage or a second voltage is transmitted to the RI pin.11-13-2008
20080313449Offloading the processing of a network protocol stack - A computer system is partitioned during a pre-boot phase of the computer system between a first partition and a second partition, wherein the first partition to include a first processing unit and the second partition to include a second processing unit. An Input/Output (I/O) operating system is booted on the first partition. A general purpose operating system is booted on the second partition. Network transactions are issued by the general purpose operating system to be performed by the I/O operating system. The network transactions are performed by the I/O operating system.12-18-2008
20080313448System and method for network setup of wireless device at point of sale - A network device such as a wireless network device is configured using information obtained at the point of sale (POS) for a specific home network to which the device will belong. This may be accomplished by obtaining from the buyer at the POS account information, which is sent to a configuration server that automatically sets up the device for network use without the buyer's further direct involvement.12-18-2008
20080235503Event-based dynamic tunables - Various approaches are disclosed for run-time update of a configurable kernel parameter that controls runtime operations of in an operating system kernel. In one approach, a first request is received to change a current value of a first configurable kernel parameter to a first new value. The first new value is not equal to the current value. The kernel continues to operate with the current value until occurrence of an un-timed event detected by the kernel. In response to occurrence of the event, the first new value is stored as the current value of the first configurable kernel parameter, and the kernel operates with the first new value as the current value. The receiving, delaying, storing, and operating are performed without rebooting the operating system.09-25-2008
20080244250Instant on video - In some embodiments, the invention involves speeding boot up of a platform by initializing the video card early on in the boot process. In an embodiment, processor cache memory is to be used as cache as RAM (CAR). Video graphics adapter (VGA) card initialization uses the CAR instead of system RAM to perform initialization. A portion of the firmware code, interrupt vector tables and handlers are mirrored in the CAR, from flash memory to mimic the behavior of system RAM during the video initialization. VGA initialization may occur before system RAM has initialized to enable early visual feedback to a user. Other embodiments are described and claimed.10-02-2008
20080270778UNIVERSAL MICROCODE IMAGE - Systems and methods for creating universal microcode images and for reconstructing a microcode image from a universal microcode image are described in the present disclosure. One method, among others, comprises receiving a plurality of microcode images each configured to initialize hardware within an electronic device before the electronic device is booted up. The method also includes separating each microcode image into sections and comparing the sections to determine whether or not two or more sections contain identical code. The method also includes creating a universal microcode image from the sections that are unique.10-30-2008
20080282076INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - Abstract An information processing device, including: a processing unit; a peripheral circuit module; and a boot address register, wherein the information processing device comprises a first operation mode and a second operation mode having an operating current which is lower than that of said first operation mode, wherein the boot address register holds an address of an instruction to be executed by said processing unit first when the boot address register returns from said second operation mode to said first operation mode, wherein the address is output from said boot address to the processing unit when said information processing device shifts from said second operation mode to said first operation mode.11-13-2008
20080270779System management mode enhancements - Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for making PEI phase implementation independent from DXE phase implementation in a computer system implementing the Extensible Firmware Interface standard. For example, one embodiment of the present invention uses a hand-off block to make SMBASE initialization in PEI independent form SMBASE initialization in DXE. In another embodiment of the present invention, PEI phase is entered in order to resume from an S3 standby state.10-30-2008
20080270780DESIGN STRUCTURE FOR DISABLING A UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS PORT - A design structure embodied in a machine readable storage medium for designing, manufacturing, and/or testing a design is disclosed for disabling a Universal Serial Bus (‘USB’) port by identifying a USB port to be disabled, the USB port to be disabled controlled by a USB hub controller, and turning on an over current signal for the identified USB port.10-30-2008
20080270777SOFTWARE RECOVERY WITHOUT THE USE OF A KEYBOARD, MOUSE, TRACKBALL OR COMPUTER MONITOR - A NAS device comprises a user control and storage in which at least one of an operating system and system firmware is stored. Logic is also provided that is coupled to the user control and the storage. The logic causes a recovery to be performed of the operating system or system firmware upon user activation of the user control. The NAS device does not comprise any of a keyboard, mouse, trackball, and computer monitor.10-30-2008
20080270776SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING MEMORY DURING SYSTEM INITIALIZATION - A system and method for protecting memory during system initialization is provided. A complex programmable logic device (CPLD) is operatively interconnected with a multiplexer to enable control of a memory to be switched between a memory controller and the CPLD in response to error conditions. If an error condition is identified, the CPLD assumes control of the memory and activates a battery subsystem to provide memory refreshes until system re-initialization. Upon system bring-up, interactions between the BIOS and CPLD assure that protected memory is fully recovered by the system. The contents of memory will remain protected from any further faults that may occur during the bring-up sequence.10-30-2008
20100005280Virtualized service tool and virtualized control tool - A computer-readable medium is disclosed. The computer-readable medium stores a virtualized service tool application program for running on a computer running an existing operating system platform. The virtualized service tool application program has operating system software configured to execute as an internal operating system platform separate from the existing operating system platform, and that is configured with settings that permit the computer to communicate with one or more machines coupled to the computer. The virtualized service tool application additionally has a service module configured to perform service-related tasks for the one or more machines coupled to the computer.01-07-2010
20100146252COMPUTER 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 due to preceding overclocking or power-saving operation. The computer motherboard includes: a watchdog unit connected to a frequency generator and adapted to notify the frequency generator and generate a restart signal after predetermined duration; the frequency generator for generating and outputting a frequency, and automatically decreasing or increasing, according to notice from the watchdog unit, a current frequency generated by the frequency generator so as to generate and output a new frequency to substitute for the current frequency; and a hardware parameter value setting unit for setting the frequency generator for a start frequency and an operation mode and starting the watchdog unit; wherein the computer motherboard receives the restart signal and automatically restarts at the new frequency when unbooted after predetermined duration.06-10-2010
20120198218GENERATING, VALIDATING AND APPLYING CUSTOM EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE (XML) CONFIGURATION ON A CLIENT HAVING A WINDOWS-BASED EMBEDDED IMAGE - Examples of methods and apparatus are provided for generating, validating and applying custom extensible markup language (XML) configuration on a specific-purpose local client having a windows-based embedded image and obviating reinstallation of an entire windows-based embedded image onto the specific-purpose local client. The apparatus may include a configuration generation module configured to generate an XML configuration file and configured to validate the XML configuration file based on a validation file. The apparatus may include a retrieval module of the specific-purpose local client configured to automatically obtain the XML configuration file each time the specific-purpose local client boots up. The apparatus may include an apply settings module of the specific-purpose local client configured to automatically apply, to the windows-based embedded image, a configuration change based on the XML configuration file each time the specific-purpose local client boots up.08-02-2012
20090138691Method, system and computer-readable medium for personalized computational device configuration - A system and method for providing information concerning software, products and services in a consumer's out-of-the-box experience with a newly purchased computational device are provided.05-28-2009
20090083531System and method for modifying software routines - A system and method for modifying software routines is provided. The system includes a computer device and a hardware device. The hardware device is in communication with the computer device, and includes a memory device that stores at least one of an initialized software routine and a non-initialized software routine, and a processor executes the at least one initialized software routine. At least one of the initialized and non-initialized software routines are modified by the steps including generating an authorization code by the computer device, wherein the authorization code is unique to the hardware device, loading the authorization code, and authenticating the authorization code. The modification steps further include creating a current software enable matrix, communicating the current software enable matrix, overwriting a previous software enable matrix with the current software enable matrix, and modifying at least one software routine.03-26-2009
20090138692Self describing line cards in network switch - A network switch device includes a switch chassis, a supervisor mounted in the switch chassis; and a line card mounted in the chassis. The line card has independently addressable line card hardware components, and a line card memory storing a software-readable description of the line card hardware components. The supervisor controller reads the software-readable description of the line card hardware components from the line card, and creates software drivers for the line card hardware components from the software-readable description of the line card hardware components.05-28-2009
20090164768INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND OPERATING SYSTEM DETERMINATION METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a determination module provided for an SMI handler of an ACPI compatible Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). The determination module determines, when a system management interrupt (SMI) occurs due to issuance of an Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) Enable command by an ACPI compatible operating system, a type of a kernel of the operating system by referring to a CPU STATE MAP area holding a state of a CPU upon occurrence of an SMI.06-25-2009
20090187752INSTALLATION METHOD, APPARATUS, CONTROL PROGRAM, AND MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM - The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus capable of executing plug and play processing for starting up one installation processing operation upon acquiring one device identification information item. The information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit for acquiring at least one device identification information item including a plurality of configuration information items corresponding to each of a plurality of logical interfaces in response to connection of a peripheral device. The information processing apparatus further includes an installation control unit for controlling execution of installation of a plurality of device drivers corresponding to the plurality of logical interfaces, respectively, by the use of the plurality of configuration information items included in the at least one device identification information item when the acquisition unit acquires the at least one device identification information item from the peripheral device.07-23-2009
20130219157MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which a setting of a low power wireless communication module can be automatically reseted if the mobile terminal is turned on. The present invention includes a power supply unit, an application processor, a low power wireless communication module configured to maintain an active state by being supplied with the power from the power supply unit despite that the mobile terminal is in an inactive state, the low power wireless communication module set to be cut off a signal inputted from the application processor if the application processor is in the inactive state, and a reset circuit receiving a trigger signal from the application processor after activation of the application processor, the reset circuit resetting a setting of the low power wireless communication module based on the trigger signal.08-22-2013
20120198217SELF-PROVISIONING OF CONFIGURATION FOR A SPECIFIC-PURPOSE CLIENT HAVING A WINDOWS-BASED EMBEDDED IMAGE WITH A WRITE-FILTER - Examples of methods and apparatus are provided for self-provisioning of configuration for a specific-purpose local client having a windows-based embedded image with a write-filter and obviating reinstallation of an entire windows-based embedded image onto the specific-purpose local client. The apparatus may include a retrieval module of the specific-purpose local client configured to facilitate locating a repository server containing a configuration file. The retrieval module may be configured to facilitate obtaining the configuration file from the repository server while the write-filter is enabled, while obviating reinstallation of an entire windows-based embedded image onto the specific-purpose local client. The apparatus may include an apply settings module of the specific-purpose local client configured to apply a configuration change to the windows-based embedded image based on the configuration file or another configuration file.08-02-2012
20090144530Operating environment configuration system and method - An operating environment configuration system comprises a first operating system of a computer device having at least one configuration setting associated therewith, and a second operating system of the computer device configured to automatically retrieve the at least one configuration setting and configure at least one component associated with the second operating system with the at least one configuration setting.06-04-2009
20090013162Managing a deployment of a computing architecture - Embodiments are provided to deploy a number of computing devices based in part on a deployment file, but the embodiments are not so limited. In an embodiment, a dispatch application can be used to deploy a number of computing devices, wherein the deployment includes a number deployment parameters and functions associated with a configuration of the number of computing devices. The dispatch application can be used to deploy a number of computing devices, including virtual devices, logical devices, and other devices and systems. Other embodiments are available.01-08-2009
20110225403OPERATING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF RUNNING THEREOF - A method of running an operating system comprises a two-step process. Firstly, in a set-up phase, there is carried out the loading of a driver when the operating system is booted, an operating system component transmitting a call to a kernel component for a function table, the driver intercepting the call from the operating system component to the kernel component, the driver replacing a specific callout in the function table with a replacement callout to the driver, the driver supplying the amended function table to the operating system component, the operating system component invoking the replacement callout to the driver, the driver invoking the original callout to the kernel component for a second function table, the driver replacing a specific function call in the second function table with a replacement function call to the driver, and the driver supplying the amended second function table to the operating system component. In the second phase, the operating system component invokes the replacement function call to the driver, the driver invoking the original function call to the kernel component for a result, the driver changing the received result to TRUE, and the driver supplying the replacement result to the operating system component.09-15-2011
20090083533Method and Device for Configuring Functional Capabilities in a Data Processing System - A method for configuring functional capabilities in a data processing system. An intermediate link record and a System Anchor record containing the unchangeable hardware ID are used. All entitlement records are then linked to the System Anchor record. Only the System Anchor record links to the unchangeable hardware ID. It contains a system unique ID. The entitlement records link to the System anchor record via the system unique ID.03-26-2009
20090049289Method and apparatus for Assigning devices to a partition - Devices in a processing system may be managed by performing a first scan of a bus of the processing system from a first partition. In one embodiment, the first scan may discover location information for devices on the bus. A communications hub of the processing system may be programmed to hide at least one of the devices on the bus. After the communications hub is so programmed, the first partition may scan the bus again. A second partition of the processing system may receive location information for one or more of the devices detected in the first scan but not detected in the second scan. In one embodiment, the second partition may boot, and then the communications hub may again be programmed to hide at least one of the devices on the bus. An operating system may then boot on the first partition. Other embodiments are described and claimed.02-19-2009
20090055638Algorithm update system - A design data storage unit stores a plurality of pieces of design data. A judgment unit 02-26-2009
20090259833SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ENABLING A FUNCTION WITHIN A MODULE CONFIGURED TO BE USED WITHIN AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM - A system and method of enabling a function within a module configured to be used with an information handling system is disclosed. In one form, the method of enabling functions includes detecting whether to install a custom install routine within a module configured to enable access to a hash function, and accessing a lock bit configured to lock access to the hash function. The method can further include detecting whether to set the lock bit to lock access to the hash function.10-15-2009
20110145557OPERATING SYSTEM FOR STARTING COMPUTER AND METHOD THEREOF - A method for starting a computer is provided. The method includes: initializing a CPU, a storage unit, a display, and the remaining hardware of the computer. Obtaining provided Internet guide information and opening at least one application according to the Internet guide information once the CPU, the storage unit, and the display have been initialized. Displaying the interface of the at least one opened application according to a default display format. A related system is also provided.06-16-2011
20110145556AUTOMATIC AND CONTROLLABLE SYSTEM OPERATION - Systems and methods for automatically and controlling operation of one or more devices in a system are provided. In a particular embodiment, a command is received by a device in order for the device to determine whether to perform an operation (such as perform initialization of the device). The command may include information indicative of resource capabilities of at least a part of the system. Using the information, the device may determine whether to begin performing the operation (such as initialization), and perform the operation if it is determined to do so.06-16-2011
20120079258Detecting State Loss on a Device - This document describes techniques for detecting state loss on a device. These techniques permit a computer connected to a device to forgo, in many cases, reinitializing the device when returning to a normal-power mode.03-29-2012
20080263343Multi-Channel Algorithm Infrastructure for Programmable Hardware Elements - System and method for implementing multi-channel operations in a programmable hardware element (PHE). A hardware configuration program, including a processing function, inputs and outputs of the processing function, a plurality of channels, and channel scanning functionality for the plurality of channels, is specified. A PHE is configured with the hardware configuration program, including implementing the processing function and the channel scanning functionality on the PHE. A respective state and configuration of each of the plurality of channels is stored in a memory of the PHE to enable logic-sharing between each of the plurality of channels. The PHE is operated, including performing channel scanning on the plurality of channels, and updating the configuration of one or more of the channels in the memory of the PHE without interrupting the channel scanning, without taking any of the channels offline, and/or without interrupting a continuity of an output of the PHE.10-23-2008
20090083530Computer System, Data Structure Representing Configuration Information, Mapping System, and Mapping Method - A configuration information storage section (03-26-2009
20090187751Method and Device for Configuring Functional Capabilities in a Data Processing System - The invention relates to the configuration of functional capabilities in a computer system. It uses a temporary entitlement record, which contains a set of rules that can be combined in any order. The rules specify entitlements for temporary capacity of the computer system.07-23-2009
20090198987INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes a transceiver unit transmitting and receiving information to and from an external device is provided. The apparatus includes a setting information storage unit storing setting information related to an operating environment in association with user identification information, a judging unit judging whether the information that the transceiver unit transmits to or receives from the external device includes given information, an extraction unit extracting the given information from the information including the given information, a specifying unit specifying a user on the basis of the given information, and a setting unit reading the setting information stored in the setting information storage unit in association with the user identification information and setting the user operating environment on the basis of the setting information.08-06-2009
20090204802DISTRIBUTED INFORMATION GENERATOR AND RESTORING DEVICE - Check data corresponding to distributed confidential information is generated, and the confidential information and check data are distribution-coded. When the confidential information is restored, the confidential information and check data are restored and it is determined whether or not the restored check data correspond to the restored confidential information. If the data correspond to the information, the information is determined to be correct and is output. If not, the information is judged to be false (i.e., tampered distributed information), and a symbol indicating that falsity has been detected is output.08-13-2009
20090204801MECHANISM FOR SECURE DOWNLOAD OF CODE TO A LOCKED SYSTEM - Techniques for securely downloading of boot code to a locked system.08-13-2009
20090210687COMPUTER MOTHERBOARD - The present invention discloses a computer motherboard, which comprises: at least one memory module slot, a flash memory, a central processing unit socket, wherein, the memory module slot is used to plug at least one memory module; the flash memory is used to store BIOS programming codes, in which the BIOS programming codes are provided with at least one memory configuration programming codes for configuring the memory frequency and memory timing of the memory module; the central processing unit socket is used to plug the CPU, and the CPU is at least used to execute the memory configuration programming codes, so, after execution, they could provide a plurality of parameter options for memory frequency and memory timing of the memory modules to be selected one from them.08-20-2009
20090222650COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND FIRMWARE UPDATE METHOD THEREOF - A method for updating firmware in a communication device storing an original firmware in a first data area of a non-volatile memory includes receiving and storing a new firmware in a second data area of the non-volatile memory. The method comprises assigning a firmware other than the new firmware as a boot firmware for the communication device before verification of the new firmware. The new firmware is loaded and executed in response to a boot procedure of the communication device. If the new firmware is executable and causes the communication device to satisfy a predetermined boot up condition, the new firmware passes the bootability check, and the new firmware is assigned as the boot firmware. The new firmware is not assigned as the boot firmware if the new firmware does not pass the bootability check.09-03-2009
20090249051SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING USER CONFIGURATION SETTINGS - A computer system may include a virtual configuration settings package that captures a user's configuration settings in a user layer. The user layer may represent the files, registry entries, and the like, that make up the virtualized configuration settings. The configuration settings may be captured by filtering file system requests through a virtualization driver. The file system requests that are associated with the user's configuration settings may be redirected to the user layer. Virtualizing the configuration settings may make them much simpler to manage. The virtual configuration settings package may be selectively activated or deactivated, imported and exported, reset, deleted, and so forth. The user layer may include configuration settings from the operating system, applications, and the like.10-01-2009
20090249050SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A TRUST DOMAIN ON A COMPUTER PLATFORM - Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods associated with a measurement engine in a server platform. In one such embodiment of the invention, the measurement engine hardware verifies/authenticates its own firmware and then system initialization firmware by measuring such firmware and storing measurement results in a register that is not spoofable by malicious code. In this instance, the measurement engine holds the host CPU complex in a reset state until the measurement engine has verified the system initialization firmware. In another such embodiment of the invention, the measurement engine hardware also measures firmware associated with one or more system service processors and stores such measurement results in a register. In this case, the measurement engine holds the system service processors and the host CPU complex in reset until the measurements are completed. Other embodiments are described.10-01-2009
20090222649Initialisation of a pipelined processor - A data processing apparatus is disclosed that comprises a pipelined processor, said pipelined processor comprising a processing pipeline for processing instructions in a plurality of stages, at least some of said plurality of stages each comprising storage elements for storing an instruction or decoded instruction being processed in said stage, said storage elements in at least one of said stages comprising settable elements, each of said settable elements being adapted to store a predetermined value in response to a wake up event, said settable elements being arranged such that in response to said wake up event said values stored in said settable elements form an instruction or decoded instruction.09-03-2009
20090259835SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING AND RECORDING SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A system for tracking and recording system configurations of an electronic device includes: a storage device; and a microprocessor, for checking whether a current system configuration of the electronic device is different from a first reference configuration of the electronic device, and storing the current system configuration into the storage device if the current system configuration is different from the first reference configuration.10-15-2009
20120036345EMBEDDED DEVICE AND FILE CHANGE NOTIFICATION METHOD OF THE EMBEDDED DEVICE - A file change notification method of an embedded device that includes a first operating system (OS) and a second OS. The first OS corresponds to a first central processing unit (CPU) and connects to a storage system, the second OS corresponds to a second CPU for sharing with the configuration file via a network file system (NFS). The method monitors the configuration file stored in the storage system, determines whether the configuration file has been modified, and generates a notification message to notify a first application program that the configuration file has been changed. The method further sends the notification message from the first OS to the second OS through a communication network, and notifies a second application program that the configuration file has been changed when the notification message is received from the first OS.02-09-2012
20080307214OFFLINE AT START UP OF A POWERED ON DEVICE - A method comprises a system comprising a host device coupled to a first remote device actively operating according to a state diagram that the host device and all remote devices follow during operation of the system. The method further comprises powering up a second remote device while the host device and first remote device are actively operating according to the state diagram. The second remote device determines whether to initialize to a standard protocol or to an advanced protocol. Upon determining to initialize to the advanced protocol, the second remote device then waits for a synchronization point sequence.12-11-2008
20080307211METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC CONFIGURATION OF AN ON-DEMAND OPERATING ENVIRONMENT - A method is provided for systematic and dynamic configuration of an On Demand Operating Environment (ODOE) and the business solutions built upon the ODOE. The method provides a configuration specification that defines an On Demand Configuration Language (ODCL). An editor enables the business user to describe the consistency constraints applicable to the business in terms of the ODCL. This language is then used to transform the high-level business consistency constraints to low-level configuration parameters applicable to services and hosted business solutions in the ODOE. These services and hosted business solutions are organized into a plurality of layers to facilitate development of the configuration specification and better enable controls over consistent implementation of configuration changes. A two phase configuration commitment protocol is provided to ensure the consistent implementation of interdependent configuration parameters applicable to the services and hosted business solutions within the ODOE.12-11-2008
20080307212DATA PROCESSING DEVICE - A data processing device is disclosed that is able to limit functions of a connected apparatus without providing additional components in the apparatus and without dependence on types of the apparatus. The data processing device includes a function limiting file storage unit to store a function limiting file; a function list file storage unit to store function list files dependent upon the apparatus type and function list files independent of the apparatus type, the function list files including descriptions of functions available in the apparatus; a function list file selection unit to select one of the function list files corresponding to the apparatus type; and a display item generation unit to generate a setting screen image for setting operations of the apparatus based on the selected function list file and the function limiting file stored in the function limiting file storage unit.12-11-2008
20130219156COMPLIANCE AWARE CHANGE CONTROL - A Configuration Management System (or CMS) assists with ensuring compliance when changes are proposed to be made to the infrastructure elements of a data center. Configuration state information is collected and stored as a set of features and feature attributes. Specified actions that may be taken with the infrastructure elements are preferably stored in a library. Projected configuration snapshots are determined and compared against compliance policies associated with each infrastructure element. Compliance checks that fail are preferably presented to a user who may then implement additional actions to compensate for the failure and then again request compliance testing. Compliance checks that pass they be stored in a queue waiting to then be further implemented by a human the demonstrator for automated agent when appropriate.08-22-2013
20100180107Virtualization System Provision - A method for providing a virtualization system includes receiving a plurality of virtualization system requirements from a customer. The plurality of virtualization system requirements include a plurality of information handling systems (IHSs), at least one storage, and a plurality of configuration details. A primary IHS and at least one secondary IHS are designated from the plurality of IHSs. Configuration data, an application interface, and a primary IHS operating system are provided on the primary IHS. The application interface is operable to activate the at least one secondary IHS and use the configuration data to configure the at least one storage. The primary IHS operating system includes a primary IHS first boot process that is operable to initiate the application interface. Virtualization software and a secondary IHS operating system are installed on the at least one secondary IHS. The secondary IHS operating system includes a secondary IHS first boot process that is operable to configure the virtualization software.07-15-2010
20080229086Methods and Systems for Firmware Access and Modification - Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for accessing and modifying device firmware.09-18-2008
20080229085Switching Drivers Between Processors - Systems, methods, and computer software for operating a device can be used to operate the device in multiple modes. The device can be operated in a first operating mode adapted for processing data, in which a first processor executes a driver for a nonvolatile memory and a second processor performs processing of data stored in files on the nonvolatile memory. An instruction can be received to switch the device to a second operating mode adapted for reading and/or writing files from or to the nonvolatile memory. The driver for the nonvolatile memory can be switched from the first processor to the second processor in response to the instruction, and the driver for the nonvolatile memory can be executed on the second processor after performing the switch. A communications driver can be executed on the first processor in response to the instruction to switch the device to the second operating mode.09-18-2008
20100262815Detection Mechanism for System Image Class - A method, apparatus and program product for automatically detecting the configuration of a hardware platform, generating the communications necessary to request the correct OS for the platform, authenticating the request at a remote server, detecting the image class based on a class node policy, and downloading the correct OS to the requesting platform while avoiding any necessity of inventorying or entering node-specific information such as a MAC (Media Access Control) address or UUID (Universally Unique Identifier).10-14-2010
20100228958INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus includes a first circuit configuration section, a second circuit configuration section and a circuit configuration controller. The first circuit configuration section includes a first circuit configuration configured by a plurality of first calculation units. Each of the first calculation units has a circuit being configured to be dynamically reconfigured. The second circuit configuration section includes a second circuit configuration configured by a plurality of second calculation units. Each of the second calculation units has a fixed circuit. The circuit configuration controller controls the first circuit configuration and the second circuit configuration in accordance with processing time to be taken for performing information processing.09-09-2010
20090077363SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF CREATING AND ACCESSING SOFTWARE SIMULATED COMPUTERS - The system and methods of the present application comprise one or more computers that generate and maintain a plurality of software-simulated computers. Each software-simulated computer is adapted to efficiently run an installed application program. Additional security layers provide access to the installed application through a remote user interface installed on a user's computing device. The system generates a new copy of the software-simulated computer for each user session, that prevents configuration problems from interfering with the proper operation of the application program, thereby consistently running the application in an optimized fashion, regardless of changes made to the software-simulated computer by the user or a virus. These software-simulated computers are unaffected by changes a user makes on their own client device. To this end, the system provides robust, web accessible capabilities to application software that may not have been adapted for use on the Internet.03-19-2009
20090077362CONFIGURABLE ACCESS KERNAL - 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. After establishing communication with the secure processor, the host receives messages from content protection clients requesting rules for message handling operations to support client operations. This flexible configuration allows for dynamic reconfiguration of host and secure processor operation.03-19-2009
20100211764COMPUTER APPARATUS - A computer apparatus is disclosed. The computer apparatus mentioned above includes a main board and an external sub-board. The main board includes a connector, a management chip, a first basic input output system and a selector. The external sub-board includes an external input output system. The management chip detects a coupling state of the main board and the external sub-board, and generates a detecting signal. The selector enables one of the first basic input output system and the external input output system and disables the other one.08-19-2010
20120036344CONTEXT-SENSITIVE USER DEVICE CONTROL PROFILE - A method including receiving control profile information that controls one or more operations of a user device during an event associated with a user; generating a control profile based on the control profile information; controlling the one or more operations of the user device based on the control profile for a duration of the event; and automatically setting the user device to a previous state or a new state after the event transpires.02-09-2012
20100250907SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FROM A PROVISIONING SERVER - A provisioning server can perform configuration management services on target machines served by the provisioning server. The provisioning server can maintain a set of management templates. The set of management templates can be utilized to generate management configuration files for target machines. The management configuration files, generated from the management templates, can cause the target machines to operate according to a defined role (e.g. web server, client device, application server, etc.). To enable configuration management services, the provisioning server can associate the management templates with provisioning objects (e.g. profiles, provisioning templates, system records, etc.).09-30-2010
20100235614INDUSTRIAL CONTROL DEVICE CONFIGURATION AND DISCOVERY - The subject disclosure pertains to the communications configuration of programmable logic controller modules in an industrial automation environment. Systems and methods are provided that automatically enables a programmable logic controller module to operate on a communications network once communicatively coupled thereto. Other control modules, a personal computer, or the like can access and/or otherwise interact with a module as soon as it coupled to a network. Accordingly, manual module configuration it is not required prior to access and interaction in an industrial control system.09-16-2010
20100241836REMOTE CONFIGURATION OF COMPUTING PLATFORMS - An embodiment of the invention relates to a computing platform (09-23-2010
20100250909Multiple Configuration Electronic Thermometer - A plurality of custom thermometer models are manufactured from a universal clinical thermometer core. The thermometer core includes a housing, a controller storing a software program, a power source, a probe, a probe cord, and a display. A plurality of model selection devices are produced, each corresponding to a different thermometer model. One of the model selection devices is selected and connected to the controller. The controller operates the thermometer as a function of the connected model selection device such that the thermometer is configured with the features and default settings of the thermometer model corresponding to the connected model selection device.09-30-2010
20100250908Concurrent Patching of Operating Systems - Replacing a computer program with a replacement version concurrently with its execution by a first instance of an operating system in a computer system, wherein a persistent memory area in the computer system is used to store selected data from the first instance. A snapshot image of a second instance of the operating system, wherein in the second instance the replacement version was executed instead of said computer program, is provided to the computer system. The execution of the first instance is suspended and the first instance is replaced with data from the snapshot image while preserving the persistent memory area. The execution of the first instance is resumed and data from the persistent memory area is restored in the first instance.09-30-2010
20100211765CLOCK AND POWER FAULT DETECTION FOR MEMORY MODULES - A system, method and apparatus for clock and power fault detection for a memory module is provided. In one embodiment, a system is provided. The system includes a voltage detection circuit and a clock detection circuit. The system further includes a controller coupled to the voltage detection circuit and the clock detection circuit. The system also includes a memory control state machine coupled to the controller. The system includes volatile memory coupled to the memory control state machine. The system further includes a battery and battery regulation circuitry coupled to the controller and the memory control state machine. The battery, battery regulation circuitry, volatile memory, memory control state machine, controller, clock detection circuit and voltage detection circuit are all collectively included in a unitary memory module.08-19-2010
20100138640Reset synchronisation - Reset control circuitry is disclosed, for controlling a first reset signal for resetting at least a first portion of a circuit and a further reset signal for resetting at least a second portion of said circuit, said reset control circuitry comprising: an input for receiving an input first reset signal; an input for receiving an input further reset signal; an output for outputting an output first reset signal; and an output for outputting an output further reset signal; said reset control circuitry being responsive to detecting deassertion of said input first reset signal when said input further reset signal is asserted to delay deassertion of said output first reset signal so that said output first reset signal is deasserted at a same time or later than said input further reset signal.06-03-2010
20130219155Pre-installed Application Activation - Pre-installed application activation techniques are described in which live content for applications is activated before user interaction with the applications. Input indicative of an initial log-in of a user to access an operating system is detected. In response, configuration of an account for the user with the operating system may be initiated to set-up a device for first use by the user. During the configuration, notifications are activated through a notification system of the operating system to obtain live content for one or more pre-installed applications on the computing device. The activation occurs before interaction of the user with the pre-installed applications. Live content may then be incorporated with representations of the applications within a user interface for the operating system, such as displaying application tiles having corresponding live content in a start screen presented to the user after completion of the initial set-up.08-22-2013
20100037040METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT - A method and apparatus for implementing virtual environment comprises: obtaining an operating instruction sent for executing an application program requiring to invoke the first dynamic link library (DLL) file, wherein the operating instruction carries a destination file position information; before the operating instruction is executed, inserting the destination file position information modification instruction sent for modifying the destination file position information requiring to make it invoke the second DLL file, and generating a virtual operating instruction; and executing the virtual operating instruction and orderly invoking the second DLL file and the first DLL file. The present invention implements the portability of application programs, system configuration information and private files in user mode, ensure the compatibility between the application programs and system configuration information of the OS and the stability of the OS under the precondition of not modifying the application programs and OS, and improve the efficiency of running the VOS.02-11-2010
20100199077AUTHENTICATED DEBUG ACCESS FOR FIELD RETURNS - Under the direction of a first party, an integrated circuit (IC) device is configured to temporarily enable access to a debug interface of the IC device via authentication of the first party by a challenge/response process using a key of the IC device and a challenge value generated at the IC device. The first party then may conduct a software evaluation of the IC device via the debug interface. In response to failing to identify an issue with the IC device from the software evaluation, the first party can permanently enable open access to the debug interface while authenticated and provide the IC device to a second party. Under the direction of the second party, a hardware evaluation of the IC device is conducted via the debug interface that was permanently opened by the first party.08-05-2010
20090282229CONDITIONAL INCLUSION OF RESOURCES IN A COMPUTER SYSTEM CONFIGURATION - A system for creating a device tree. First, it is determined whether more than one version of a resource for a data processing system exists in a resource location code array table. In response to determining that more than one version of the resource for the data processing system does exist in the resource location code array table, it is determined which version of the resource was installed in the data processing system. Then, a presence detection procedure is performed for the resource in the data processing system. Afterward, it is determined whether the resource is present in the data processing system. In response to determining that the resource is present in the data processing system, an entry is created in a device tree for the resource based on the determined version of the resource. Finally, the device tree is cached in firmware.11-12-2009
20080320292Self programming slave device controller - A self programming slave device controller is described which comprises interface circuitry and control circuitry. The interface circuitry is responsive to one or more configuration parameters to communicate data between the slave device controller and a slave device in accordance with the one or more configuration parameters. The control circuitry is responsive to one or more operating parameter signals indicative of one or more operating parameters influencing current performance characteristics of the slave device to set the one or more configuration parameters so as to control an access operation for accessing the slave device to accommodate the current performance characteristics of the slave device. In this way, an access operation can be conducted efficiently and reliably having regard to the current performance characteristics of the slave device. This makes it possible to automatically adjust configuration parameters used to control an access operation in dependence on changes to operating parameters of the slave device which may influence the performance characteristics.12-25-2008
20090319764POWER-ON DETECTION CIRCUIT AND MICROCONTROLLER - There is provided a power-on detection circuit including: a flip-flop circuit storing an indefinite value at the time of power-on and outputting plural-bit data; and a comparator comparing the plural-bit data output from the flip-flop circuit and a plural-bit fixed value and outputting a power-on detect flag depending on a comparison result thereof.12-24-2009
20090138693Determining device-internal parameter addresses from fieldbus-specific parameter addresses of a field device - A field device of process automation technology containing a plurality of parameters, with which are associated device-internal parameter addresses. The field device is connectable to a fieldbus having a fieldbus-specific parameter addressing system. In such case, the device-internal parameter addresses of the plurality of parameters are determinable by application of a generic mathematical function to belonging fieldbus-specific parameter addresses formed according to the fieldbus-specific parameter addressing system.05-28-2009
20090319765MANAGING AND CHANGING DEVICE SETTINGS - A system facilitates the configuring of a set of devices. The system stores templates, where each template includes configuration data that applies to one or more of the devices. The system configures the devices based on the configuration data in the templates.12-24-2009
20090319763NON-BLOCKING UEFI I/O CHANNEL ENHANCEMENTS - A method and apparatus for providing platform initialization enhancements is discussed herein. In one embodiment, buses, activities, devices, and/or nodes to be processed during boot, are processed in a non-blocking fashion, which potentially results in faster boot times. Moreover, some devices/nodes, such as root nodes, may be boot in an early phase of initialization to enhance both available resources and initialization times. Furthermore, early connects in an early phase of initialization may be performed to construct partial or entire device paths, which also potentially results in faster boot times.12-24-2009
20120173856Determining Logical Configuration Commands to Create a Logical Object - An approach to generating logical configuration commands for logical objects in a system. A method may involve receiving a command requesting the logical configuration commands to configure the specified logical object (subject logical object) and the logical objects that support the logical object (the support logical objects). The method may also involve determining what logical objects in the system support the subject logical object. This may require determining the support logical objects that directly support the subject logical object, and then recursively examining each support logical objects to find the logical objects on which they depend. For each logical object (whether the subject logical object or one of the support logical objects), the method may involve determining the logical configuration commands to appropriately create and modify the logical object. The logical configuration commands may then be presented to the user.07-05-2012
20090113194Persisting value relevant to debugging of computer system during reset of computer system - The last value of an element of a computing system is continually stored within a first register. The element is cleared during any restart or reset of the computing system. The last value is relevant to debugging of the computing system when the computing system fails to perform as expected and/or as desired. Upon receiving an instruction to reset the computing system via a first reset signal corresponding to pressing of a reset button or a second reset signal corresponding to a baseboard management controller issuing a reset command, the last value of the element as stored within the first register is copied to a second register. The computing system is then reset. The last value of the element as stored within the second register persists within the second register during this type of reset, but is cleared during any other reset or restart of the computing system.04-30-2009
20090113193ON-SITE CONFIGURATION OF A HARDWARE DEVICE MODULE OF A SECURITY SYSTEM - A security system is provided. The security system comprises a plurality of hardware device modules and a plurality of sensor detection devices. At least one of the hardware device modules has a microcontroller coupled to a memory element that stores a configuration map for on-site configuration comprising configuration option information available for the at least one hardware device module. The plurality of sensor detection devices are capable of sending at least a signal to one or more of the hardware device modules.04-30-2009
20090037714COMPONENT CONFIGURATION UTILIZING VAGUE SPECIFICATIONS - A computer implemented method, data processing system, and a computer program product configures components in a data processing system. A request for a vaguely specified component for implementation into a data processing system is received. Responsive to receiving the request, at least one corresponding component is identified. The corresponding component is then displayed to a user for implementation of the corresponding component.02-05-2009
20090037715Fingerprint reader resetting system and method - A fingerprint reader resetting method comprising enabling an electronic device to accept a reset command for a fingerprint reader in response to a physical presence state being set to unlocked during initialization of an electronic device to reset a state of the fingerprint reader.02-05-2009
20090037713OPERATION, ADMINISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE (OAM) FOR CHAINS OF SERVICES - In one embodiment, a method can include: selecting an operation, administration, and maintenance (OAM) type for a destination, where the destination is enabled for a service insertion architecture (SIA); encapsulating an OAM packet with the OAM type indicated in a service header therein; and sending the OAM packet to the destination.02-05-2009
20090037712Systems and Methods for Process and User Driven Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method for power management including determining at least one of an operating frequency and an operating voltage for a processor and configuring the processor based on the determined at least one of the operating frequency and the operating voltage. The operating frequency is determined based at least in part on direct user input. The operating voltage is determined based at least in part on an individual profile for processor.02-05-2009
20090037711Option-Based Reverse Configuration System - A configurator is provided with the ability to enable a customer to configure a system based upon selection of components to reside within the system. Based upon selected components, the customer is presented with systems in which the selected components can reside.02-05-2009
20090070572METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PORTABLE COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - A method and storage device for enabling a user to carry his or her computing environment with him, including an operating system, GUI preferences, applications, or data. Thus, a user can attach the storage device to a host computer and work on the host computer with its peripherals, while applying the parameters such as operating system and GUI preferences as stored on the device.03-12-2009
20090070573Reliability platform configuration measurement, authentication, attestation and disclosure - A platform configuration measurement device including: a configuration register; means for executing extension processing in which a predetermined operation is performed on a content of the configuration register by using a given additional value, a hash value is obtained by applying a predetermined hash function to a value obtained by the predetermined operation, and the hash value is set for a new content of the configuration register; and measurement extension means for obtaining measured values, corresponding to predetermined components constituting a platform, by sequentially making predetermined measurement on the predetermined components, and for allowing the means for executing extension processing to execute the extension processing using the measured values as the additional values, random extension means is provided for allowing the means for executing extension processing to execute the extension processing using a random value as the additional value.03-12-2009
20090070571NETWORKED PHYSICAL SECURITY ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD - A distributed networked physical security access control system for controlling a plurality of security access devices comprises a plurality of access server appliances in communication with a primary network. Each access server appliance includes an appliance management module being accessible through a web browser in communication with the primary network. The appliance management module configures the access server appliances to a user specified security configuration. The plurality of access server appliances are in peer-to-peer communication on the primary network to bridge the access server appliances for providing consistency in each of the access server appliances.03-12-2009
20100306518METHOD FOR MANAGING THE RESET OF A DATA PROCESSOR - A method for managing the reset of a data processor comprises receiving a first software reset instruction to reset software for operating the data processor. A checksum or value in a data storage register is modified according to a first preestablished logical or mathematical operation in response to the first software reset instruction. A software watchdog reset flag is set in response to the first software reset instruction. A reset is identified as a software reset if the software watchdog reset flag is set and if the checksum in the data storage register is modified in accordance with the first preestablished mathematical or logical operation.12-02-2010
20100306517 SECURITY OF OPERATION OF A COMPUTING DEVICE THROUGH THE USE OF VENDOR IDS - An installer for a computing device determines firstly whether or not a software package for installation has been signed. If the package is signed it is installed on the device. However, if the package is unsigned, the installer will only install the package on the device if it contains a non-null VID (vendor identity).12-02-2010
20100281242Consolidated 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 receiver clients; and providing one or more boot parameters to one or more registered boot parameter event receiver clients.11-04-2010
20100313003Automatic Save and Restore Configuration Mechanism - According to various illustrative embodiments, an apparatus, system, and method for automatically saving and restoring pad configuration registers implemented in a core power domain are described. In one aspect, the apparatus comprises a save and restore logic component implemented in the core power domain and coupled to the pad configuration registers. The apparatus also comprises a memory instantiated in an always-on power domain and coupled to the save and restore logic component, the save and restore logic component implemented in the core power domain to automatically save the pad configuration registers in the memory in a pad configuration save process before a power supply to the core power domain is switched off and to automatically restore the pad configuration registers from the memory in a pad configuration restore process after the power supply to the core power domain is switched on.12-09-2010
20130138932MULTIPLE FRAMEWORK LEVEL MODES - Mechanisms are provided to allow devices to support multiple modes, such as work, personal, and family modes. Conventional mobile solutions provide only for mode distinctions at the application level, e.g. one work application may prevent access to certain data, but a different application may want to allow access to that same data. Existing computer system solutions rely on multiple operating system instances or multiple virtual machines. Framework level modes are provided that do not require different, mutually exclusive, or possibly conflicting applications or platforms. A device and associated applications may have access to different data and capabilities based on a current mode.05-30-2013
20130138933COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system including a central processing unit (CPU), a chipset connected to the CPU, a baseboard management controller (BMC) connected to the chipset, and a basic input/output system (BIOS) unit connected to the BMC is provided. The BMC switches a connection mode which the BMC connecting to the BIOS unit between a local mode and a bypass mode. The BIOS unit communicates with the chipset directly when the connection mode is switched to the bypass mode. When reading a BIOS information of the BIOS unit is needed, the BMC switches the connection mode to the local mode, communicates with the BIOS unit directly and read the BIOS information directly.05-30-2013
20130138934LOADING CONFIGURATION INFORMATION - Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method and apparatus for loading configuration information. The method for loading configuration information according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: obtaining a first digest from a baseboard management controller BMC, wherein the first digest is generated according to first configuration information stored in BMC; comparing the first digest with a second digest locally stored in a host system, wherein the second digest is generated according to second configuration information locally stored in the host system, and the second configuration information is configuration information loaded in the last boot of the host system; and in response to determining that the first digest differs from the second digest, obtaining the first configuration information from BMC for overwriting the second configuration information, so as to load the first configuration information in the course of booting the host system.05-30-2013
20130138935AUTOMATICALLY STARTING SERVERS AT LOW TEMPERATURES - This document describes various techniques for automatically starting servers at low temperatures. A server may be powered on into a heating mode responsive to determining that a temperature of the server is below an operational temperature range. The server may then be restarted when the temperature of the server has increased to a temperature that is within the operational temperature range.05-30-2013
20130145137Methods and Apparatus for Saving Conditions Prior to a Reset for Post Reset Evaluation - A processor reset control circuit is configured to automatically capture a pre-reset value of processor information stored in one or more hardware registers, as part of a reset operation state machine and prior to changing the processor information to its architecturally required post reset value. Such pre-reset processor information includes, for example one or more pre-reset values of the processor program counter (PC) and one or more pre-reset values of an operating-state mode register, both of which may be captured in one or more pre-reset capture storage devices which are then made available for evaluation purposes. Such pre-reset capture storage devices store pre-reset information in response to the reset and maintain the stored pre-reset information until another reset occurs.06-06-2013
20110016297MANAGED DATA REGION FOR SERVER MANAGEMENT - Some aspects include reception of a command from one of a chassis management module and a BIOS specifying a data region to be updated and a locking policy, determination of whether the data region is locked, implementation of the locking policy and returning of a session lock handle if it is determined that the data region is not locked, reception, from the one of the chassis management module and the BIOS, of data for updating the data region, the session lock handle, and an offset, determination that the session lock handle is associated with the data region, writing of the data to the data region at the offset, reception of a request for data of the updated data region from the other one of the chassis management module and the BIOS, determination of whether the updated data region is locked, and if it is determined that the updated data region is not locked, providing of the data of the updated data region to the other one of the chassis management module and the BIOS.01-20-2011
20100191944DATA STORAGE APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a data storage apparatus includes: a storage element including a user data storage area and an area for storing multiplexed pre-boot authentication applications; and a controller connected to a host and performs read/write access to the user data area when an authentication by the pre-boot authentication application is verified. The controller determines whether the data storage apparatus is connected to the host in a form in which the host performs time-out monitoring or the data storage apparatus is connected to the host in a form in which the host does not perform the time-out monitoring. The controller performs, when the controller determines that the data storage apparatus is connected to the host in the form in which the host does not perform the time-out monitoring, mirroring synchronization of the multiplexed pre-boot authentication applications at the time of booting.07-29-2010
20100205416AUTOMATIC ANALYSIS OF AN APPLICATION'S RUN-TIME SETTINGS - A method and system for automatic analysis of an application's runtime configuration settings is provided. The configuration processing system includes a monitoring component and an analysis component. The monitoring component observes requests for configuration information stored in configuration data stores of a monitored device. For example, the monitoring component may observe requests directed to the configuration data stores when an application starts, during runtime, and when the application exits. The monitoring component may record the observed requests in a file or data structure that may be accessed by or sent to the analysis component. Based on the observed requests of an application, the analysis component automatically identifies a reduced set of configuration settings which likely correspond to user-specific configuration settings used by the application. The configuration processing system may include a post-analysis component that displays the reduced set of configuration settings to a user for review, manual analysis, and/or verification.08-12-2010
20110040957METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCALABLE INTEGRITY ATTESTATION IN VIRTUALIZATION ENVIRONMENTS - A computer implemented method for logging extensions to platform configuration registers inside a trusted platform module instance is provided. A request to extend the current state of at least one of a plurality of platform configuration register is received. At least one platform configuration register within the trusted platform module instance is extended. The extension of the at least one platform configuration register is logged inside the trusted platform module instance as a logged entry by storing at least a tuple of platform configuration register indexes and hash values used for extending the platform configuration register. Information about new entries in the consolidated logs can be retrieved by polling or by subscribing to events that are automatically generated. A report of an extend operation and its logged hash value is sent to subscribers interested in receiving notifications of extend operations on a set of PCR registers.02-17-2011
20110087869IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF CONFIGURING IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, there is provided an image forming apparatus including a configuration creating unit, a storage, a timer, a schedule management unit, and a configuration processing unit. The configuration creating unit creates machine configuration information in accordance with the contents of a machine configuration input by a user. The storage stores the machine configuration information created by the configuration creating unit. The timer measures the present date and time. The schedule management unit retrieves machine configuration information that is to be applied to the image forming apparatus based on the present date and time measured by the timer and the schedule of the machine configuration information stored in the storage. The configuration processing unit applies machine configuration information retrieved by the schedule management unit as the machine configuration information to be applied to the image forming apparatus.04-14-2011
20110087868CHANGING THE PERSONALITY OF A DEVICE BY INTERCEPTING REQUESTS FOR PERSONALITY INFORMATION - A method and system for a target to adopt the personality of a source without loading the personality information of the source onto the target is provided. The personality system extracts personality information from the source and stores the personality information on a removable storage medium. The storage medium is then connected to the target. The personality system intercepts requests of the target to retrieve personality information, which but for the interception would be serviced based on personality information of the target. When a request is intercepted, the personality system retrieves the personality information from the connected storage medium, rather than from the personality information of the target. The personality system then replies to the request with the retrieved personality information.04-14-2011
20090327675SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OS BOOT IMAGE PROVISIONING BASED ON USER IDENTITY TO ENABLE MOBILE USERS - A method for provisioning a boot image includes receiving authentication information from an information handling system (IHS) over a network. The authentication information is associated with a user. The authentication information is sent to network services. Boot image information is received from the network services. The boot image information is associated with a boot image. The boot image is provisioned to the IHS over the network.12-31-2009
20090031122Mechanism for restoring an apparatus to factory default - A mechanism for restoring an apparatus to factory default is disclosed. A reset mechanism is provided in an electronic apparatus and can be activated or pressed when the electronic apparatus is powered off. A detection circuit, when the apparatus is powered on, is configured to detect whether the reset mechanism has been activated when the apparatus was powered off. If it is determined that the reset mechanism was activated, the detection circuit activates a resetting process that sets the apparatus back to the factory default status.01-29-2009
20090327676DEMODULATOR 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 to control the demodulator device. The demodulator device is configured to respond to receipt of an abort command of the communication protocol by carrying out an abort process which stops current operations and reinitializes the loaded operating system.12-31-2009
20090037716Image forming apparatus and processing method of revising basic settings - When a setting input through a control portion falls within the first setup range, the settings in the first setup storage are rewritten with the setting in the second setup storage. Since the setting was revised, the revision history including the setup content and the data of the setting is stored in a revision history storage. Next, a determination process for the revised setting is carried out. Specifically, it is determined whether a usually expected input setting from the control portion falls within the second setup range. When it does not fall within the second setup range, the controller determines that the input setting is not a proper value, and reads out the setting before revision, stored in the third setup storage to rewrite the settings in the first setup storage with it.02-05-2009
20080307213DEVICE ALLOCATION CHANGING METHOD - Switching of the allocation of a device to a guest OS is implemented through transmission of a virtual suspension interrupt to a guest OS in a VMM; a power control notification process module that causes the guest OS to start a return process from a suspended state; a guest power process module that traps a suspension process of the guest OS; an I/O configuration change process module that updates a logical device definition of the VMM in the suspended state of the guest OS; a guest I/O emulation process module that emulates an I/O instruction that is issued by an I/O reconfiguration process module and that is executed when the guest OS has returned from the suspended state, thereby to provide a new logical device configuration to the guest OS.12-11-2008
20090217022METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOADING CLASSES AND RE-ORGANIZING CLASS ARCHIVES - A method and apparatus for loading classes to virtual machines and a method and apparatus for reorganizing class archives. The method for loading a class to a virtual machine includes organizing a class archive before class loading such that the organized class archive includes a class contraction portion and loading only the class contraction portion of the class archive to the virtual machine at the moment of class loading. By first loading the class contraction portion from the organized class archive to the virtual machine at the moment of loading, the present invention curtails code redundancy, shortens loading time and reduces occupied memory resources.08-27-2009
20090217021SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FAST RESTART OF A GUEST OPERATING SYSTEM IN A VIRTUAL MACHINE ENVIRONMENT - The present invention provides a system and method for fast restart of a guest operating system executing on a virtual machine operating system in a virtual machine environment. During initialization, the guest operating system saves a set of checkpoint information to persistent storage. Upon detection of an error condition during operation, the guest operating system begins a re-initialization procedure in accordance with an illustrative embodiment of the present invention. During the re-initialization procedure, the guest operating system retrieves the checkpoint information and configures itself using the retrieved information. By utilizing the retrieved information, the guest operating system avoids the need to perform lengthy configuration discovery routines, thereby shortening the re-initialization time substantially.08-27-2009
20100070743SECURE UPDATE OF BOOT IMAGE WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OF SECURE KEY - Techniques for securely updating a boot image without knowledge of a secure key used to encrypt the boot image.03-18-2010
20100064124DIGITAL POWER CONTROLLER - A digital power controller (DPC, 03-11-2010
20120137112System and Method for Expressing Platform Configuration Dependencies for Local and Remote System Management - A computer implemented method includes identifying a first question that is associated with an object at an information handling system. The first question represents an opportunity to select a first configuration setting having a first value. A second question associated with the object is identified, the second question representing an opportunity to select a second configuration setting having a second value. The method further includes determining that relevance of the second question depends on the first value. A first dependency modifier is associated with the second question based on determining the relevance. The first dependency modifier identifies the first question, the first value, and an action keyword. The action keyword identifies a first action to be associated with a presentation of the second question.05-31-2012
20100058040USING EDS FOR EXTENDING A DESCRIPTION OF A LOADWARE UPDATE MECHANISM - The invention refers to a computer-implemented method and system for loading a loadware file on a CANopen device. The CANopen device comprises an electronic data sheet, which is extended to comprise a load object. After reading the load object with the load parameters, the respective loadware file is located, selected and accessed. Accessing the loadware file is done by applying the read load parameters.03-04-2010
20120303939SYSTEM INTEGRATION SUPPORTING COMPLETELY WIRELESS PERIPHERAL APPLICATIONS - In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed that includes features of a host computing device, and a wireless power transmission module and a wireless data transmission module both integrated on a circuit board of the host computing device. The host computing device is configured to transmit power and multi-media data to a peripheral device, upon receipt thereof from the wireless power transmission module and the wireless data transmission module, respectively. The peripheral device is configured to receive wirelessly power and multi-media data from a host computing device, and provide the received power and multi-media data to a wireless power reception module and a wireless data reception module, respectively, for processing, both modules being integrated on a circuit board of the peripheral device.11-29-2012
20110060895System and methods for generating and organizing modular program code components - Modular program code is comprised of software blocks and software elements. Software modules self-configure to solve computer network problems. Software modules are applied to the organization and management of data objects in databases and in computer networks. The modular program code components self-assemble to solve problems in computer networks in real time using metaheuristics and modeling.03-10-2011
20110072252COMPUTER SYSTEM AND MOTHERBOARD AND MONITOR THEREOF - A first terminal of a first switch, a first idling pin, a third idling pin, and a power pin are connected together. A second terminal of the first switch, a first ground pin, a second ground pin, and a third ground pin are electrically connected together. A first terminal of the second switch, a second idling pin, a fourth idling pin, and a reset pin are electrically connected together. A second terminal of the second switch, a first ground pin, a second ground pin, and a third ground pin are electrically connected together. The first switch controls the motherboard to power on or power off, and the second switch controls the motherboard to reset.03-24-2011
20110060896Accessing Multiple User States Concurrently in a Configurable IC - Some embodiments of the invention provide a configuration/debug network for configuring and debugging a configurable integrated circuit (IC). The configurable IC in some embodiments includes configurable resources (e.g., configurable logic resources, routing resources, memory resources, etc.) that can be grouped in conceptual configurable tiles that are arranged in several rows and columns. Some embodiments allow tiles to be individually addressed, globally addressed (i.e., all addressed together), or addressed based on their tile types. The configurable IC includes numerous user-design state elements (“UDS elements”) in some embodiments. In some embodiments, the configuration/debug network has a streaming mode that can direct various circuits in one or more configurable tiles to stream out their data during the operation of the configurable IC. Accordingly, in the embodiments where the configuration/debug network connects to some or all of the UDS elements, the configurable/debug network can be used in a streaming mode to stream out data from the UDS elements of the tiles, in order to identify any errors in the operation of the IC. In other words, the streaming of the data from the UDS elements can be used to debug the operation of the configurable IC. In some embodiments, the configuration/debug network has a broadcasting mode that can direct various resources (e.g., memories, storage elements, etc.) in one or more configurable tiles to store the same data. For instance, the broadcasting mode can be used to initialize the memory blocks in the configurable memory tiles.03-10-2011
20110252223ENCRYPTION ACCELERATION - The subject matter herein relates to data processing and, more particularly, to encryption acceleration. Various embodiments herein provide devices and systems including a standardized encryption application programming interface embedded in firmware to perform encryption services. Some such embodiments move encryption operations away from operating system processes into firmware. As a result, encryption operations are generally accelerated.10-13-2011
20110016299MULTI-ENVIRONMENT OPERATING SYSTEM - Various embodiments of the present invention provide a mobile computing device that operates multiple, co-existing and independent operating system environments on a common kernel. A booting process for initiating a multiple operating system environment is also provided. Additionally, various embodiments of the present invention include processes for managing a switch between one operating system environment to a second operating system environment.01-20-2011
20130159686MANAGING CONFIGURATION AND OPERATION OF AN ADAPTER AS A VIRTUAL PERIPHERAL COMPONENT INTERCONNECT ROOT TO EXPANSION READ-ONLY MEMORY EMULATION - A method of managing an adapter includes identifying a firmware image configured to enable configuration firmware of a logical partition, where the firmware image is associated an expansion read-only memory (ROM). Access to the firmware image may be enabled by the logical partition, and the firmware image may be used to control of an operation of the adapter.06-20-2013
20100262816METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POST-BUILD MODIFICATION OF FIRMWARE BINARIES TO SUPPORT DIFFERENT HARDWARE CONFIGURATIONS - A firmware data processing system may be operable to allocate a configuration area in the firmware binary image file for customizable settings. During the firmware build process for the firmware binary image file, default configuration information may be inserted into this configuration area. This default configuration information may be either actual default setting values or indicator to use the default setting values. During post-build modification process, a separately created utility application may be operable to read in the original firmware binary image file, select new settings, and insert new configuration information into the configuration area. The utility application may also be operable to create a new firmware binary image file with reproduced checksums or other error detection mechanisms required for the original firmware binary image file, based on the new configuration information in the configuration area.10-14-2010
20120204018INTELLIGENT CONTROLLER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SMART CARD MEMORY MODULES - A storage device contains a smart-card device and a memory device, both of which are accessed though a controller. The storage device may be used in the same manner as a conventional smart-card device, or it may be used to store a relatively large amount of data in various partitions corresponding to the protection level of the data stored therein. The smart-card device stores critical security parameters that are provided to the controller to protect access to some or all of the partitions of the memory device. A host connected to the controller issues commands, and the controller analyzes the commands and responds to them in various ways depending upon the nature of the command. In particular, depending upon the nature of the command, the controller may either pass the command to the smart-card device, or ignore the command either indefinitely or until a predetermined event has occurred.08-09-2012
20090327677SYSTEM 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 software versions or other control or security data) while still allowing user convenience (e.g., some limited continued normal use of the device before reset is forced upon the user thus permitting the user to avoid possibly aggravating losses of data and/or ongoing usage).12-31-2009
20090240932INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, AND METHOD OF STARTING INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - In an information processing device, a screen display control part displays an operation screen, and a firmware update part updates a firmware of the screen display control part. An operating state holding part stores an operating state of the information processing device at a time of displaying the operation screen after the firmware is updated by the firmware update part. A high-speed starting part starts the information processing device and displays the operation screen based on the stored operating state.09-24-2009
20110154004Installing and Configuring Software and/or Hardware Components Using Metadata Representations of Component Interdependencies - Process embodiments, implementations of the process embodiments, and products of the processes are disclosed that may be stored as files on a memory device, or as components in a database. Operating a computer based upon a metadata representation of a component and its interdependency with at least one other component is disclosed. Apparatus embodiments include implementation software components, memory devices and/or servers containing the implementation software component and/or an installation package for the implementation software components. Components may also be hardware components, hardware-software components, or virtual hardware components.06-23-2011
20110154003METHODS AND APPARATUS TO DYNAMICALLY OPTIMIZE PLATFORMS - Example methods and apparatus to dynamically optimize platforms are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes configuring a processor to operate in a first mode, executing a workload on the processor, and sampling a plurality of registers associated with a performance monitoring unit (PMU). The example method also includes transforming the sampled plurality of registers into a Gaussian signal, partitioning the probabilistic model representation into a plurality of discrete output symbols, and associating one of the plurality of discrete output symbols with the workload based on a probability value associated with the one of the plurality of discrete output symbols.06-23-2011
20080320293CONFIGURABLE PROCESSING CORE - A configurable processing core includes a configuration module and a plurality of functional blocks, each including a millimeter wave (MMW) transceiver. The configuration module is operable to determine configuration of at least some of the plurality of functional blocks based on at least one instruction of an algorithm, generate a configuration signal in accordance with the determined configuration, and transmit the configuration signal to the at least some of the plurality of functional blocks via the MMW transceivers. The at least some of the plurality of functional blocks are operable to configure in accordance with the configuration signal to support execution of the at least one instruction.12-25-2008
20110161644INFORMATION PROCESSOR - When a plurality of OSs are mounted, it is desirable to efficiently use memory resources without affecting other OSs. Also, even if the OSs are different from each other, they are mounted on one system, and therefore, inter-OS communication is required. In this case, data communication without affecting other OSs is required. Accordingly, an information processor includes: a firmware for assigning a first central processing unit, a first operating system, and a first region being a partial region of a memory as a first domain, assigning a second central processing unit, a second operating system, and a second region being a partial region of the memory as a second domain, and controlling to disable an access of one domain to a region assigned for the other domain; and a middleware for controlling a communication when the data communication is required between the first domain and the second domain. Further, when a sharable code is available in the operating systems, the code is stored in a region of the memory to which only a read access of each domain is enabled. Still further, when the communication is executed between the domains, with a state that the access to the memory region for the communication is limited by the middleware and the firmware, each domain accesses the region.06-30-2011
20110047365System 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 of entries can correspond to a particular system setting. A system setting value associated with each entry can be included in a handoff block (HOB) of a plurality of handoff blocks associated with a cache. The method also includes receiving a command from a PEI module (PEIM) indicating a change to be made to a particular system setting at the information handling system. The method also includes creating or changing a particular entry of the update request repository based on the command.02-24-2011
20120204019Method of Using an Information Handling System Having a Boot File, and an Information Handling System and Machine-Executable Code for Carrying Out the Method - A method includes detecting a storage device that has a boot file and a relative path name that corresponds to the boot file, determining a hardware path name corresponding to the storage device, obtaining from the storage device the relative path name, combining the hardware path name and the relative path name to generate a full path name to the boot file, and storing the full path name within a persistent memory.08-09-2012
20080256348METHOD FOR CONFIGURATION OF A PROCESSING UNIT - A method for configuration of an Auxiliary Processing Unit (APU) of multiprocessor system is presented. The multiprocessor system has at least a Main Processing Unit (MPU) coupled to the APU via a communication link. The APU has at least a first memory and a second memory. The method includes a plurality of steps. At step the first memory is divided into an application sector, a boot sector and a common sector. At another step interrupts of the APU except interrupt/s that is/are being received via the communication link are disabled. At a further step interrupt vector/s pertaining to the communication link is/are mapped to the boot sector of the first memory. At another step a configuration code is received selectively into the application sector of the first memory and into the second memory. At a further step the interrupt/s that is/are being received via the communication link are disabled. At a further step the common sector of the first memory is updated from the second memory.10-16-2008
20080256349SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ENABLING USE OF SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS USING STORED SOFTWARE LICENSING INFORMATION - A system and method of enabling use of software applications using stored software licensing information is disclosed. In one form, a method of enabling use of a software application is disclosed. The method can include accessing a first software licensing information of a first software application within a non-volatile memory of an information handling system. The first licensing information can be stored in association with an order fulfillment process. The method can also include executing an initialization routine in association with a BIOS of the information handling system. In one form, the initialization routine can be operable to initiate accessing the software licensing information from the non-volatile memory to enable use of the first software application.10-16-2008
20110055533SYSTEM MANAGEMENT INTERRUPT INTERFACE WRAPPER - In a personal computing system function calls, formatted in 16-bit format for a 16-bit interface to the firmware, are communicated through an operating system providing a System Management Interrupt (SMI) interface to the firmware. An SMI function call in SMI format is generated and sent to an SMI Interface Wrapper module between the operating system and the firmware. The SMI function call is received over the SMI interface at the SMI Interface Wrapper. In the SMI Interface Wrapper, function data from the SMI function call is extracted to provide function call data. A 16-bit function call with the function call data is generated by the SMI Interface Wrapper and passed to the firmware.03-03-2011
20110055532METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AN ELECTRONIC ORGANIZER - This method for configuring an electronic organizer installed in an item of electronic equipment comprises: a step of obtaining, based on digital data resulting from a digitization of a representation of a code, data encoded in this code and comprising at least one item of date information associated with a content; and a step of configuring said electronic organizer in order to program, on at least one date or at at least one time defined by this item of date information, an execution of a function relating to said content.03-03-2011
20100281243Configuring Computer Systems with Business Configuration Information - A configuration server includes a configuration repository that stores a wide range of configuration information for possible use by application programs. The configuration repository may include configuration parameters, settings for the parameters, and meta-data of definitions and descriptions of the parameters. Configuration information is selected from the configuration repository and stored in a configuration directory for later use by application programs at runtime. The configuration information is accessed from the configuration directory when needed by an application program or a component thereof.11-04-2010
20080201569DUAL CPU INVERTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE SAME - A dual CPU inverter system includes a power module and a control module electrically connected to each other and each having a CPU, a RAM and a ROM. After power on, the two modules can read the respective ROM data to the respective RAM to speed up the ready state. When external IO intends to store command parameters, the dual CPU inverter system can judge which module is the destination for the command parameter and send the command parameter to the ROM respectively. Therefore, the communication load between the two modules can be reduced.08-21-2008
20080201568VERSION-RESILIENT LOADER FOR CUSTOM CODE RUNTIMES - A method and system for dynamically identifying and loading a version of a runtime for custom code of a host application without modifying the host application is provided. A loading system dynamically identifies the version of the runtime during execution of the host application. The loading system is also dynamically linked into the host application so that its algorithm for identifying the version of the runtime can be modified without modifying the host application. When requested by the host application to load custom code, the loading system identifies a version of the runtime to load, loads the identified version of the runtime, and then requests a load component of the loaded version of the runtime to load the custom code.08-21-2008
20110264899System and Method for Displaying Battery Information - A system and method are described for displaying battery condition information on a display of a portable computer. After powering on the portable computer, battery condition information of a battery of the portable computer is retrieved. The retrieved battery condition information is displayed on the display of the portable computer and operating system (OS) loaded into an executable memory of the portable computer is executed.10-27-2011
20110072253METHOD, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DETERMINING AN OPTIMAL CONFIGURATION AND OPERATIONAL COSTS FOR IMPLEMENTING A CAPACITY MANAGEMENT SERVICE - A method, system and program product for determining an optimal configuration and operational costs for implementing a capacity management service. The method includes storing in a knowledge management system factual data and business rules for determining an optimal configuration for implementing the capacity management service, and inputting into the knowledge management system a plurality of business-technical variables supplied by an end user. The method further includes selecting a priority level for one or more of the business-technical variables inputted based on a set of business-technical factors, harmonizing the priority level selected for the one or more business-technical variables in order to minimize any inconsistencies among the priority level selected and determining the optimal configuration and associated operational costs for implementing the capacity management service, using the business-technical variables inputted and using the factual data and the business rules stored in the knowledge management system.03-24-2011
20100293364Device Software Customization - Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with device software configuration are described. One example method is executed by a personal electronic device (PED) having a read only memory (ROM) configured with a boot loader, a BASE ROM partition, and a customization file store partition (CFSP). The method includes receiving a customization package and storing it in the CFSP. The method includes invoking a one-time installation process to customize PED software, settings, characteristics, and so on, based on the CFSP contents. The method includes invoking a boot-time installation process to configure a file system filter driver on the PED to control access to CFSP contents based, at least in part, on a file attribute associated with the CFSP content.11-18-2010
20100293362Portable device containing programs and user data usable on almost MAC or Windows computer - A removable computer information storage device which is formatted for operation on a portable or stationary computer system currently operating on Apple (MAC) or IBM (Windows) software without on-board mechanical or operational software necessary for the transition of the two systems.11-18-2010
20100293361ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device including a power key, a time counter which measures how long the power key is continuously pressed, and first and second controllers is provided. The first controller can be suspended while performing a software process upon identifying a length of time measured by the time counter as not being longer than a first given time length, and can be in control so that a power supply is turned off upon identifying the measured length of time as being longer than a second given time length which is longer than the first given time length and as not being longer than a third given time length which is longer than the second given time length. The second controller can send a resetting signal to the first controller upon identifying the measured length of time as being longer than the third given time length.11-18-2010
20100293360AUTOMATION DEVICE WITH CONTROL PROGRAM AND METHOD FOR PROGRAMMING THEREOF - An automation device with an execution mechanism for control programs and also a web-services stack for communication with other automation devices and/or automation software, as well as a method for programming thereof are disclosed. For programming and configuration of the control program, the invention provides that the automation device has an integrated, web-based programming interface. According to the method, a connection is set up between the web browser and a web-based programming interface integrated in the automation device, a programmer/configuration application is displayed in the web browser, at least one control program is generated by use of a programming language, and a web service is configured for access to the at least one control program.11-18-2010
20120151196METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING UNIQUE PROFILE SETTINGS FOR MULTIPLE SERVICES - An apparatus and method are provided for configuring unique profile settings for multiple services associated with an application in an electronic device. A profile system is provided having multiple programmable profile settings and a default profile setting for the application. Service records are received at the electronic device for each of the multiple services. The multiple services register with the profile system using a unique ID for each of the service records and include data for identifying the default profile setting for the application. Initially, the default profile setting is assigned to each of the multiple services. Subsequently, the multiple programmable profile settings are assigned to respective ones of the multiple services.06-14-2012
20110016298Configuration File - A method for configuring a machine including launching an administrative safe mode on the machine when a secured configuration file is detected on a removable storage medium and extracting metadata from the secured configuration file to populate one or more settings fields on the machine that the secured configuration file identifies to configure.01-20-2011
20110125989COLLABORATIVE CONFIGURATION OF A MEDIA ENVIRONMENT - A system and method for collaboratively providing configurations for a media environment are provided. In general, configuration events from a number of media environments are collected and provided to a Collaborative Configuration System (CCS) server. Based on the configuration events, the CCS server generates and provides recommended configurations to a media environment. The recommended configurations may be generated prior to or after receiving a request for recommended configurations from the media environment. In one embodiment, the recommended configurations are provided as a recommended configuration profile providing a set of configurations to be applied at the media environment. In another embodiment, the recommended configurations are provided as a CCS track associated with a particular media presentation. The CCS track includes configuration changes to be applied to the media environment for a number of time slices of the media presentation during playback of the media presentation.05-26-2011
20120311311SETTING VALUE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND MANAGEMENT METHOD THEREOF - Virtual setting values for a specific image forming apparatus are generated using a model-dependent setting value schema which defines a schema of model-dependent setting values in each of a plurality of image forming apparatuses and tenant setting values required to commonly set setting values for the plurality of image forming apparatuses. The virtual setting values are held and managed.12-06-2012
20120311310COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESETTING THE SAME - A computer system and a method for resetting the same are provided. The computer system includes a basic input output system (BIOS) chip and a keyboard controller. In the method, the BIOS chip monitors the keyboard controller to determine whether a time that the keyboard controller remains in a hang up state reaches an idle time limit. Besides, the keyboard controller monitors the BIOS chip to determine whether a time that the BIOS chip remains in the hang up state reaches the idle time limit When it is determined that the time of one of the BIOS chip and the keyboard controller remaining in the hang up state reaches the idle time limit, the computer system is reset in accordance with a hardware reset signal trigger by the other one of the BIOS chip and the keyboard controller.12-06-2012
20100122074Blood Glucose Tracking Apparatus and Methods - A measurement module for glucose testing includes a glucose testing measurement module housing, a test strip receptacle formed in the housing, and a connector portion formed in the housing and shaped to permit mechanical removable attachment of the housing to a hand-held computer. Electronics determine the amount of glucose present in a sample of body fluid, when the test strip is positioned in the receptacle and the body fluid is placed on a test strip, and communicate the glucose amount to the hand-held computer via the connector portion.05-13-2010
20110093688CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, AND CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT METHOD - A configuration management apparatus that manages, on the basis of data having configuration items and attribute information defining the configuration items, information about the resources includes: an operation execution unit that acquires a processing request that at least includes attribute information and processing information; a processing execution unit that determines for which configuration item the processing request is made and links the configuration item and the processing request; and a delay calculation determination unit, a calculation execution unit and a delay calculation plan unit that perform a process of processing information inside the processing request for the configuration item on the basis of the linking by the processing execution unit at a different timing from a timing when the processing request is acquired by the operation execution unit to get attribute information inside the processing request reflected in the configuration item.04-21-2011
20110113225BASIC INPUT/OUTPUT SYSTEM CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING MULTI-PLATFORMS AND CONSTRUCTING METHOD THEREOF - A basic input/output system (BIOS) capable of supporting multi-platforms and a constructing method thereof are provided. In the method, a plurality of segment modules is provided, and each of the segment modules includes more than one BIOS module. A module header is established for each of the BIOS modules and records an application platform identifier (ID) of an applicable platform of the corresponding BIOS module and module type data of the corresponding BIOS module. The segment modules are then integrated according to a design structure of the BIOS. The segment modules are classified into a main system module, a plurality of slave segment modules, and a reset entry segment module. When the reset entry segment module obtains a platform ID of an electronic equipment currently configured with the BIOS, the main system module pre-stores an execution sequence according to the platform ID, and sequentially runs the BIOS modules matching with the platform ID.05-12-2011
20110138159MEMORY CONTROL APPARATUS - A memory control apparatus includes: a plurality of setting output units each configured to output setting information for setting operation of each of a plurality of memory cells; and a plurality of selection units each configured to select operation or stop of the operation of each of the plurality of memory cells in accordance with the setting information.06-09-2011
20090300342APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR RESETTING AND BYPASSING MICROCONTROLLER STATIONS - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for resetting and bypassing microcontroller stations. A command module asserts and de-asserts a reset line in response to a command. A reset module resets a microcontroller station if the command module asserts and de-asserts the reset line within a time interval. In addition, the reset module bypasses the microcontroller station if the command module asserts and holds the reset line for a time period exceeding the time interval.12-03-2009
20090300341SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION OF PORTAL COMPOSITE APPLICATIONS - The present invention is directed to the automatic configuration of portal composite applications. A method for automatic configuration of a portal composite application including a portal composite application infrastructure, wherein configuration parameters are managed within a composite application interface of the portal, which interface defines a runtime behavior of instances of the composite application within a predetermined range of variability, and wherein each parameter defines a respective point of variability, includes: storing a collection of parameter values for each of the points of variability; defining a functional component cooperating with the composite application and having read access to the collection of parameter values; invoking the functional component after or at instantiation time of the composite application, yielding a configuration parameter value; including the configuration parameter value into a control for an instance of the composite application; and automatically configuring the instance of the composite application with the included configuration parameter value.12-03-2009
20090292909Methods for initial bootstrap of user terminals in network - Methods and devices for initial bootstrap of a user terminal are provided. The user terminal transmits at least one first message to an initial bootstrap server. The first message includes device management capability information for the user terminal. The initial bootstrap server selects a device management protocol to be used by the user terminal and sends the selected device management protocol to the user terminal in at least one second message.11-26-2009
20110191571Embedded Managed System Services Repository - An embedded management system that allows an administrator to manage the systems hardware without having to install and setup any management software. In certain embodiments, the embedded management ecosystem includes a unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI), internal persistent storage and a service processor to provide a single interface that allows the administrator to consistently manage system hardware independent of any operating system without installing an operating system or specific agents.08-04-2011
20100023738State Separation for Application Changes - Application states may be stored and retrieved using policies that define various contexts in which the application is used. The application states may define configurations or uses of the application, including connections to and interactions with other applications. Applications that are virtualized may have state that is defined within a usage context and multiple states or configurations may be stored and recalled based on the usage context. Policies may define the context and what parameters are to be saved, and may be applied when applications are operated in a virtualized manner.01-28-2010
20100017587Method and system for securing an option ROM configuration - A method and system are disclosed to secure option read-only memory (ROM) configuration by calling a get user input function, determining if the user input is an option ROM configuration input sequence that allows a user to interact with an option ROM, performing one or more filtering checks on the user input, and conditionally returning the user input to the option ROM. The filtering checks are used to enforce security policies such as prompting for a password, blocking all option ROM configuration input sequence from reaching the option ROM, not allowing option ROM configuration in certain boot environments, and the like.01-21-2010
20090083532Verifying a trusted SMI handler - A trusted system management interrupt handler may be verified by first locating a signed system management interrupt handler image in system memory. The digital signature of the signed system management interrupt handler image is verified. An existing basic input/output system management interrupt handler is erased and replaced with a new system management interrupt handler image. Then an analysis is done of the system management interrupt handler message is to determine whether to continue to launch.03-26-2009
20120151197INFORMATION 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 unit first when a boot address register returns from second to first operation mode, wherein the address is output to the processing unit when second to first operation mode shifting, wherein the boot address register is rewritable, an information holding circuit holding a value of a peripheral circuit module register, wherein the information holding circuit holds, in the second operation mode, information about the peripheral circuit module register, and, transfers information held in the information holding circuit to the peripheral circuit module register regarding a second-to-first operation mode shift, and wherein when an interrupt request is posted from outside the system in the second operation mode, the information processing system performs interrupt processing corresponding to the interrupt request.06-14-2012
20090172375Operating Point Management in Multi-Core Architectures - Systems and methods of managing operating points provide for determining the number of active cores in a plurality of processor cores. A maximum operating point is selected for at least one of the active cores based on the number of active cores. In one embodiment, the number of active cores is determined by monitoring an ACPI processor power state signal of each of the plurality of cores.07-02-2009
20090172374Information 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 the information processing device, an instruction accepting unit configured to accept an instruction to run the application, a first determining unit configured to determine whether the operating system has been rebooted after the installation of the application, in response to the instruction accepted through the instruction accepting unit, and a prohibiting unit configured to prohibit the application from being run when the first determining unit determines that the operating system has not been rebooted.07-02-2009
20090164767METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING AVAILABILITY MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK (AMF) CONFIGURATIONS - Techniques for generating a system model for use by an availability management function (AMF) are described. Inputs are received, processed and mapped into outputs which are further processed into a configuration file in an Information Model Management (IMM) Service external Markup Language (XML) format which can be used as a system model by an AMF.06-25-2009
20120210111QUANTUM REJECTION SAMPLING - Systems and methods for transforming an initial quantum state to a target quantum state are disclosed. The initial quantum state is denoted by superposed initial quantum sample states and the target quantum state is denoted by superposed target quantum sample states. The initial quantum state is initialized with a set of primary registers for the initial quantum state and with at least one ancillary register. The initial quantum state is transformed such that the set of primary registers reflects the initial quantum sample states and the at least one ancillary register is varied to compose an intermediate quantum state. In addition, the intermediate quantum state is amplified by implementing quantum state rotations in accordance with a plurality of reflections on the intermediate quantum state such that the reflections result in the target quantum sample states of the target quantum state with a discarding of the at least one ancillary register.08-16-2012
20120005465SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR A SOFTWARE PACKAGE INSTALLATION - A request from an installer of a software application to configure the computer system for installation of the software application is received at a configuration client. Upon receiving the request, a message is sent to a local agent of the computer system to request a configuration for the installation of the software application. The message includes an identifier of the software application used by a configuration management server to identify the configuration corresponding to the software application. A configuration element is received from the local agent in response to the message. The configuration element includes a variable for holding a value that represents a characteristic of the computer system. The value of the variable is configured as a function of the computer system. The configuration element, including the configured variable value, is provided to the installer of the software application and is used for the installation of the software application.01-05-2012
20120005464START UP PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - A method includes loading a first module including first shared information commonly used by two or more of the plurality of modules; store access information for accessing the first shared information to a storage areas; load a second module including interface information for accessing the access information; and accessing the access information by the second module using the interface information and obtaining the first shared information via the access information, thereby, the size of a program related to the startup processing of the information processing apparatus can be reduced, and information can be shared among phases during the startup processing.01-05-2012
20090006832Method and System for linking Firmware Modules in a Pre-Memory Execution Environment - A BIOS includes a core and multiple modules. The modules include both those that are platform specific and those that are not platform specific. Each module has a standard interface that allows the core (or other module) to call the module. A platform vendor constructs a BIOS by selecting modules from one or more vendors, which when executed can select modules that are suitable for the platform the BIOS resides in.01-01-2009
20120011352INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF STARTING INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND STARTUP PROGRAM - When a match of a pair of a first configuration register value obtained by a configuration register value obtainment unit and a first configuration register value related to the first configuration register value stored in a storage unit with being related to the first startup control unit, or a match of a pair of a second configuration register value obtained by the configuration register value obtainment unit and a second configuration register value related to the second configuration register value stored in the storage unit with being related to the second startup control unit, is detected, startup processing of an information processing apparatus is continued. Thereby, the startup processing can be completed even when a part of processing units is swapped with a spare processing unit having the same configuration, and the functions of the startup control units can be effectively exploited.01-12-2012
20120011351Security Processing Engines, Circuits and Systems and Adaptive Processes and Other Processes - An electronic circuit (01-12-2012
20120011350CONTROLLING KERNEL SYMBOL VISIBILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY ACROSS OPERATING SYSTEM LINKAGE SPACES - Some embodiments of the inventive subject matter are directed to detecting a kernel extension associated with a first instance of an operating system (e.g., a virtual operating system). The kernel extension is configured to extend functionality of the kernel when loaded in a kernel managed by a second instance of the operating system (e.g., a global operating system). In some embodiments, the second instance of the operating system manages the first instance of the operating system (e.g., manages one or more virtual operating systems). In some embodiments, the instances of the operating system share the kernel. Some embodiments are further directed to detecting symbols for the kernel extension, where the symbols specify one or more functions associated with the kernel extension. Some embodiments are further directed to generating a first namespace that is assigned only to the first of the plurality of instances of the operating system. The first namespace is separate from a second namespace for the second of the plurality of the instances of the operating system. Some embodiments are further directed to storing the symbols in the first namespace.01-12-2012
20120159135SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING HETEROGENOUS RFID/SENSOR DEVICE - Provided is a system for dynamically managing various heterogeneous RFID/sensor devices based on a configuration collection required at a RFID/USN middleware for providing a ubiquitous service. In an embodiment, a system for managing a heterogeneous RFID/sensor device includes a control manager for generally managing a main function of a middleware; a configuration manager for reading a configuration information of the middleware and executing each of modules; a queue manager for managing a queue where an input data is stored; a database manager for managing a database; a utility manager for managing a utility necessary to a function of the each of the modules; a reporter manger for sending a data result processed by the middleware; and a driver manager for managing a driver by interworking with a middleware-managing tool. According to the embodiment, various RFID/sensors can be connected, and the cost can be reduced.06-21-2012
20120210110DEVICE, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A device includes a storage unit configured to store programs; a start-up status storing unit; and a start-up management unit configured to perform a start-up process for each of the programs during start-up of the device, and record information indicating status of the start-up process in the start-up status storing unit in association with identification information of each of the programs. If information indicating that the start-up process has not been previously completed is present in the start-up status storing unit, the start-up management unit limits the programs to be started.08-16-2012
20120210109HARDWARE RESET REASON - Some microprocessors and microcontrollers have a bi-directional reset pin. In such devices, output signals on the reset pin are decoded by reset reason decode logic circuitry. The output of the reset reason decode logic can be provided to another device or processor, which generates a readily recognizable output signal indicative of a reason why the processor reset. Output signals that can indicate why a processor was reset can include a high or low state of different durations, serial bit streams or a number of pulses, each of which correspond to and therefore identify a reason why the processor was reset.08-16-2012
20090106542AUTONOMIC COMPUTER CONFIGURATION BASED ON LOCATION - A system and apparatus for noticing and creating relational settings, actions, profiles, and tasks by tying resources to a location based on user behavior.04-23-2009
20110107072METHOD FOR SELF-DIAGNOSING SYSTEM MANAGEMENT INTERRUPT HANDLER - A method for self-diagnosing a system management interrupt (SMI) handler is provided. A first time value is obtained from an advanced configuration and power interface (ACPI) timer at a time of executing the SMI handler. And a source path of a SMI is obtained. Then, a second time value is obtained from the ACPI timer at a time of finishing the SMI handler. An execution time is obtained according to the first time and the second time. If the execution time is greater than or equal to a time-out value, related information of the SMI is recorded.05-05-2011
20110099358NETWORK SYSTEM, METHOD OF CONTROLLING ACCESS TO STORAGE DEVICE, ADMINISTRATION SERVER, STORAGE DEVICE, LOG-IN CONTROL METHOD, NETWORK BOOT SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF ACCESSING INDIVIDUAL STORAGE UNIT - A network boot system including one or more client terminals, a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server, a PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) server, a TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) server, a database administration server, one or more storage devices, and an authentification server (such as a Radius server) connected to each other via a TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol)/Internet Protocol) network. A plurality of LU provided in the storage devices as separated into a system area LU and a user area LU prepared per user.04-28-2011
20120124353EVENT PROCESSING FINITE STATE ENGINE AND LANGUAGE - In various embodiments, a method for processing event streams includes receiving a state machine defined in response to a set of processing components, a set of states, and a set of entry points. Event data associated with an event stream is also received. The event data is processed according to the state machine to generate an event.05-17-2012
20120124352PRE-INSTALLATION ENVIRONMENT USED BY OPERATING SYSTEMS - A pre-installation environment used by an operating system includes a pre-installation kit, a running unit, and a write inhibiting unit. The running unit is used for running the pre-installation kit, and generating an inhibiting signal when running to call the executable files for configuring network environment. The write inhibiting unit is used for inhibiting information generated by running the executable files from being written into a log file in response to the inhibiting signal.05-17-2012
20120166780APPARATUS AND METHOD OF ACCESSING A COMPUTER PRE-BOOT ROUTINE - A method and apparatus for entering a computer pre-boot routine without using the keyboard or having the computer display operable. In order to turn the computer on, the user depresses the main power-on button. If the user does nothing else the computer system boots normally. But if the user desires to enter any of the pre-boot functions, the user simply depresses the power-on button a second time within a short predetermined period of time. An interface circuit will latch upon this second power-on button press, and before the BIOS hands off to the operating system, the BIOS will check this latch and if set, will enter the desired pre-boot function or optionally enter into a menu allowing selection of all pre-boot functions. The interface circuit has the ability to allow a time period after the first button press before the second button press would be accepted. It also has the ability to reject the second press if too long a period has expired. An optional audible and/or visual alarm provides feedback to the user that the second button press was latched. This would be in the form of an LED blink or speaker beep. The beep/blink would each have enable/disable bits. In an alternate embodiment the main power-on button is held down a predetermined period of time less that the usual 4-second power-off time period.06-28-2012
20120166778CHANGING THE RESET STATE OF A PROCESSOR - An apparatus includes a memory, a processor and a controller. The processor is adapted to begin executing instructions based on content stored starting at a predetermined address in the memory upon reset of the processor. The controller is adapted to, in response to the reset of the processor, provide to the processor content for the predetermined address other than the content that is stored starting at the predetermined address.06-28-2012
20120166782Method and system of file manipulation during early boot time by accessing user-level data associated with a kernel-level function - A system and method that enables access to user-level data during a boot-time of a computer is described. One embodiment includes memory containing program instructions configured to cause a processor of computer system to access user-level data associated with a kernel-level function using a portable executable (PE) file. The memory includes program instructions configured to cause a processor to access the user-level data during a boot-time of a computer. In this embodiment, the memory also includes program instructions configured to cause the processor to access the PE file.06-28-2012
20120221841SYSTEM 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 software versions or other control or security data) while still allowing user convenience (e.g., some limited continued normal use of the device before reset is forced upon the user thus permitting the user to avoid possibly aggravating losses of data and/or ongoing usage).08-30-2012
20120221840ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR STARTING APPLICATIONS IN THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device sets run types and startup information for applications within the electronic device, where each run type is associated with a signal triggered by a hardware component of the electronic device and the startup information of each application comprises a run type and a starting time of the application. In response to detecting a signal triggered by a hardware component of the electronic device, and having an application having a run type associated with the signal, the electronic device further determines if a time of triggering the signal accords with a starting time of the application. The application is started if the time of triggering the signal accords with the starting time of the application.08-30-2012
20120221839Memory Initialization method and Serial Peripheral Interface Using the Same - A memory initialization method for writing a system management firmware and a Basic Input/output system (BIOS) in a memory of an information system is disclosed. The memory initialization method includes writing the BIOS in the memory, arranging a Read-Only Memory (ROM) hole in the memory, and writing the system management firmware in the ROM hole.08-30-2012
20120317404Firmware Flashing Method and Related Computer System - A firmware flashing method for a computer system is disclosed. The firmware flashing method comprises establishing a list, wherein the list comprise a plurality of identities individually corresponding to a plurality of firmwares, checking a plurality devices of the computer system and obtaining corresponding identities of the plurality of devices of the computer system, determining whether the corresponding identities of the plurality of devices of the computer system exist in the list, selecting corresponding firmwares of the plurality of devices of the computer system when the corresponding identities of the plurality of devices of the computer system exist in the list, and merging the corresponding firmwares of the plurality of devices of the computer system and writing the corresponding firmwares of the plurality of devices of the computer system in a memory.12-13-2012
20120131317TICKET AUTHORIZED SECURE INSTALLATION AND BOOT - A method and apparatus for secure software installation to boot a device authorized by a ticket are described herein. A ticket request including a device identifier of the device is sent for the ticket which includes attributes for one or more components to boot the device into an operating state. The ticket is cryptographically validated to match the one or more components with corresponding attributes included in the ticket. If successfully matched, the one or more components are executed to boot the device.05-24-2012
20120216024DATA HANDLING SYSTEM - A data handling system for controlling a configuration of support software products for monitoring and/or managing a complex system. The handling system comprises computing hardware operable to execute the support software products for assimilating information and/or data from the complex system and for sending information and/or data thereto for monitoring and/or managing the complex system. The handling system is provided with interface software products executable on the computing hardware for implementing a data interface between personnel and the support software products and/or directly to the complex system. The interface software products implement workflows defined in a top-down strategy. The workflows define data filters and/or aggregators for selectively filtering and/or aggregating information and/or data provided from the complex system and/or from the support software products for presenting to the personnel via the interface software products for selectively reducing a quantity of data to be interpreted by the personnel.08-23-2012
20120216025SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXECUTION OF A SECURED ENVIRONMENT INITIALIZATION INSTRUCTION - A method and apparatus for initiating secure operations in a microprocessor system is described. In one embodiment, one initiating logical processor initiates the process by halting the execution of the other logical processors, and then loading initialization and secure virtual machine monitor software into memory. The initiating processor then loads the initialization software into secure memory for authentication and execution. The initialization software then authenticates and registers the secure virtual machine monitor software prior to secure system operations.08-23-2012
20100205419DIRECT COMPUTING EXPERIENCE - Described is a technology by which a computer system operates in a mode that is different from a general purpose operating mode, upon detection of a special actuation mechanism coupled to the computing device. For example, actuation of a special hardware button may boot or resume a sleeping computer system into a direct experience upon actuation, including by launching a special program corresponding to that button. The computer system may thus enter a mode in which it mimics a special purpose device such as a consumer electronics device, e.g., a dedicated media player. When in a direct experience, the computer system may also operate in a constrained/sandboxed mode in which operating system limits available functionality to less than what is available when running as a general purpose computer system, e.g., keyboard operation and/or file access may be limited. Different actuation mechanisms may correspond to different modes.08-12-2010
20100205418CONFIGURING OF INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The present disclosure provides a method, apparatus and configuration arrangement for configuring an intelligent electronic device, in which a group of function blocks defining at least a part of a configuration of an intelligent electronic device is provided, connection lines between the function blocks are defined, a fixed function block having a fixed cycle time value is located in the group of function blocks, and setting a configuration setting for a function block that is connected to the fixed function block.08-12-2010
20100205417SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING PLURAL SOFTWARE PROFILES - A computer with multiple software applications has defined for it plural software profiles for selection of one of the profiles in response to a system and/or user signal. Each profile when selected enables a respective set of applications to run on the system.08-12-2010
20110185161ELECTRONIC 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 time of the selected component. In response to the electronic device detecting a first interrupt instruction from the selected component, a timer of the electronic device is enabled to time the threshold time. Upon the condition that the threshold time elapses, the selected component is determined to be in an abnormal state. Then the selected component is restarted and initialized.07-28-2011
20120254600SEMICONDUCTOR SYSTEM, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INITIALIZING METHOD - According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a semiconductor system may be disclosed. The semiconductor system according to the one embodiment may include, for example, a plurality of electronic devices and a host apparatus. The host apparatus may simultaneously initialize the plurality of electronic devices in units of group.10-04-2012
20100049960OPERATING SYSTEM STARTUP CONTROL METHOD AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An operating system startup control method includes the steps of continuing an operation of a program loader for a specific processor among program loaders for the other processors that are started up by turning on of the power supply to the plural processors, while terminating the program loaders for the other processors; starting up an OS bridge that manages a hardware resource shared by the plural processor, using the program loader and starting up an operating system corresponding to the specific processor and another operating system corresponding to the other processors, using the OS bridge that is started up.02-25-2010
20100049959METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURATION OF COMPONENTIZED SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS - A method and system for centrally managing configuration of software application components, is provided. One implementation involves creating configuration metadata for each component of the application; providing a specific configuration for a component; checking validity of the specific configuration using the metadata for said component; and monitoring the application component configuration for consistency with said specific configuration.02-25-2010
20120233447Systems and Methods Providing Data Module and Processing Platform Integration - A system includes a data module with a data bus interface to a host processing platform. The data module has a data resource hardware component, and a non-volatile memory storing an Operating System (OS) image. The non-volatile memory is in communication with the data bus interface to the host processing platform. The OS image, when executed by the processing platform, exposes a control Application Programming Interface (API) thereby providing access to the data resource hardware component.09-13-2012
20100023737TEST MODE INITIALIZATION - A test mode initialization system includes beginning a power-on self-test (POST) wherein the POST may be performed by determining whether a system under test is in a quick test mode, and in response to being in the quick test mode, initialize only a portion of all memory in the system under test and initialize only a portion of a plurality of central processor unit (CPU) cores.01-28-2010
20120185682METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POST-BUILD MODIFICATION OF FIRMWARE BINARIES TO SUPPORT DIFFERENT HARDWARE CONFIGURATIONS - A firmware data processing system may be operable to allocate a configuration area in the firmware binary image file for customizable settings. During the firmware build process for the firmware binary image file, default configuration information may be inserted into this configuration area. This default configuration information may be either actual default setting values or indicator to use the default setting values. During post-build modification process, a separately created utility application may be operable to read in the original firmware binary image file, select new settings, and insert new configuration information into the configuration area. The utility application may also be operable to create a new firmware binary image file with reproduced checksums or other error detection mechanisms required for the original firmware binary image file, based on the new configuration information in the configuration area.07-19-2012
20120185681TRACER CONFIGURATION AND ENABLEMENT BY RESET MICROCODE - A microprocessor is provided with a reset logic flag and corresponding reset microcode that selectively enables the reset microcode to set up and enable debug logic before the microprocessor subsequently fetches and executes user instructions. When the reset logic flag is set to a debug mode, the reset microcode configures and enables the microprocessor's debug logic before the microprocessor subsequently fetches and executes user instructions. When the reset logic flag is set to a normal mode, the reset microcode refrains from configuring and enabling the microprocessor's debug logic. The reset logic flag is indicated by an alterable fuse or a debugger-programmable scan register. Debug configuration initialization values are also provided by several alternative structures, including the reset microcode itself, alterable fuses, and debugger-programmable scan registers. Corresponding methods are also provided for configuring the debug logic of a microprocessor.07-19-2012
20120185680Programmable Security Platform - A dynamically programmable security device. The device includes: a secure nonvolatile read only memory (NVMROM) for securely storing a unique device cipher key; a secure interface for dynamically loading authenticated application code; a cryptographic engine for encrypting, decrypting data and authenticating the application code; a secure random access memory (RAM) for storing the authenticated application code and application data; and a processor for executing the authenticated application code.07-19-2012
20120084543HARDWARE ACCELERATOR MODULE AND METHOD FOR SETTING UP SAME - A hardware accelerator module is driven by a system processor via a system bus to sequentially process data blocks of a data stream as a function of a parameter set defined by the processor. The module includes a register block adapted to receive parameter sets from the system processor, an accelerator core adapted to receive streaming data, to process data blocks of said streaming data in a manner defined by a parameter set, and to output processed streaming data, and a parameter buffering block adapted to consecutively store a plurality of parameter sets and to sequentially provide the parameter sets to the hardware accelerator core as a function of a busy state of the hardware accelerator core. The parameter buffering block enables to reduce downtimes of hardware accelerators, to increase data throughput, and to reduce the risk of a processor overload in a processor which drives several hardware accelerators.04-05-2012
20120084542Multi-Operating System - A mobile computing device with a mobile operating system and desktop operating system running concurrently and independently on a shared kernel without virtualization. The mobile operating system provides a user experience for the mobile computing device that suits the mobile environment. The desktop operating system provides a full desktop user experience when the mobile computing device is docked to a secondary terminal environment. The mobile computing device may be a smartphone running the Android mobile OS and a full desktop Linux distribution on a modified Android kernel.04-05-2012
20120084541OPTIMIZATION OF PROCESSOR CHARACTERISTICS AND LARGE SCALE SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION THROUGH DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION - Systems and methods for optimizing processor requirements for a complex hardware system are disclosed. A set of complex hardware system configuration constraints are formulated as an objective function and a set of linear inequalities, and a convex polytope is formed from the set of linear inequalities. The objective function is optimized over the convex polytope using mixed integer linear programming means to obtain an optimal solution. Processor requirements for the complex hardware system are determined based on the optimal solution.04-05-2012
20120260076METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RESETTING A SYSTEM TO FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS - A method for resetting a system to factory default settings is provided. The method includes: disconnecting-connecting a power source repeatedly; detecting whether a count value of disconnecting-connecting the power source has exceeded a predetermined value; and triggering a procedure of resetting the system to factory default settings when the count value has exceeded the predetermined value.10-11-2012
20080301423INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND ACTIVATION CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information processing device includes a receiving section configured to receive a trigger signal from a device connected thereto, a verifying section configured to verify the trigger signal when the receiving section receives the trigger signal, and an activating section configured to activate the system when the verification of the trigger signal is successfully made by the verifying section.12-04-2008
20110004746UNIT USING OS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A chip mountable on a customer replaceable unit monitoring memory (CRUM) unit used in an image forming job includes a central processing unit (CPU) with its own operating system (OS), which operates separately from an OS of the image forming apparatus, to perform authentication communication with a main body of the image forming apparatus using the OS of the CPU. The security of a unit on which the chip is mounted can thereby be reinforced and random changes of data of the unit can be prevented.01-06-2011
20110004745Method of Controlling a Measurement Instrument - A method of controlling a hibernation mode for a measurement instrument comprising a computer system and a computer system is provided. In a case that a power switch is turned off in a hibernation mode, contents of a memory of the computer system is transferred to a non-volatile storage device such as a hard disk drive unit under control of an operating system of the computer system and a power circuit of the measurement instrument is turned off. In a case that the power switch is turned on in the hibernation mode, the power circuit is turned on, the transferred contents stored in the non-volatile storage device is transferred to the memory under control of the operating system and the measurement device is initialized under control of application software and data stored in the memory.01-06-2011
20100100718In-the-flow security services for guested virtual machines - Methods and apparatus provide security to guest virtual machines configured on a hardware platform. A plurality of I/O domains are also configured on the hardware platform and connect between each of the guest virtual machines and a network connected to the hardware platform or remote or local storage available to the hardware platform. In this manner, the I/O domains are configured in the flow of the guest virtual machines as they utilize available resources, for instance, and are able to filter network or block level traffic, respectively. Representatively, one filter analyzes packets exchanged to and from the network, while the other filter analyzes internal traffic and may be a block-tap, stackable driver, virus scanning application, etc. Also, the guested virtual machines communicate with the I/O domains by way of a shared memory transport. Still other features contemplate drivers, operating systems, and computer program products, to name a few.04-22-2010
20120265975Microcontroller with Embedded Secure Feature - A secure environment is established within a system on a chip (SoC) without the use of a memory management unit. A set of security parameters is produced by a configuration program executed by a processor within the SoC that is read from a first non-volatile memory within the SoC. A set of stored parameters is created in a committable non-volatile memory within the SoC by writing the set of security parameters into the committable non-volatile memory. The committable non-volatile memory is sealed so that that it cannot be read or written by the processor after being sealed. The stored parameters can then be accessed only by control circuitry. Security circuitry within the SoC is configured using the stored parameters each time the SoC is initialized and thereby enforces the secure environment within the SoC.10-18-2012
20120265974Method and Device for Resetting Intelligent Terminal - The disclosure discloses a method for resetting an intelligent terminal, including: receiving a reset instruction input by a user after a receiving state of reset instructions is started; determining whether the reset instruction is valid, determining a current running state of the intelligent terminal when the received reset instruction is valid, and triggering a reset of the intelligent terminal when the intelligent terminal is in a dead halt state or an abnormal instruction state. The disclosure further discloses a device for resetting an intelligent terminal. The disclosure can perform a soft reset of the intelligent terminal quickly, conveniently and securely, thereby greatly avoiding the instable work state caused by disassembling battery and avoiding the reset misoperation caused by the resetting of the existing single function key.10-18-2012
20110131398GENERATING DEVICE-SPECIFIC CONFIGURATIONS - An approach to generating device-specific configurations is described. In one approach, a method of generating a device-specific configuration for a target device is described. The method involves receiving a configuration parameter, and receiving command syntax information. A state description is generated from the configuration parameter, with reference to a configuration library. Device information is retrieved from the target device, and the device-specific configuration is generated with reference to the command syntax information, the device information, the state description, and a command library.06-02-2011
20080282074METHOD OF OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE OF MULTI-CORE CHIPS AND CORRESPONDING CIRCUIT AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A method of optimizing performance of a multi-core chip having a plurality of cores includes the steps of determining a V11-13-2008
20120324210CONFIGURATION VALUE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND MANAGEMENT METHOD - Virtual configuration values are generated in accordance with the model of a specified image forming apparatus using a model-based configuration value schema that defines a configuration value schema for each model of multiple image forming apparatuses and tenant configuration values in which a user has set configuration values for the multiple image forming apparatuses. In the case where a new settings item is present in the generated virtual configuration values, the new settings item is applied to settings items in the tenant configuration values.12-20-2012
20120324211UNIVERSAL 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 the gaming platform is hardware platform independent and such that the hardware platform is gaming platform independent. Platform independence can facilitate the interchangeability of one platform without a corresponding need to modify the other platform. The gaming platform can include various gaming modules and an operating system, while the universal interface layer can include firmware, various additional gaming modules, hardware specific drivers and various APIs to facilitate communication between the gaming platform and other universal interface layer components. A safe storage manager can be included to utilize a non-volatile storage component to store data regarding a gaming machine state, with the state being recoverable after a substantial interruption to the machine.12-20-2012
20110238968FUNCTION PROVIDING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - A function providing apparatus includes a first reading unit, a second reading unit, a first initializing unit, a second initializing unit, a first receiving unit, a second receiving unit, and a control unit. The first reading unit reads a first control program relating to a first function provided by a particular device. The second reading unit reads a second control program relating to a second function provided by data processing without using the particular device. The first initializing unit causes the processor to initialize the first control program. The second initializing unit causes the processor to initialize the second control program. The first receiving unit receives a first instruction. The second receiving unit receives a second instruction. The control unit establishes a power saving state in which power is supplied to the memory is continued, and makes a transition from the power saving state to the ordinary state.09-29-2011
20110238967METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHARING AN INTEGRITY SECURITY MODULE IN A DUAL-ENVIRONMENT COMPUTING DEVICE - A method and apparatus are disclosed for sharing an integrity security module in a dual-environment computing device. The apparatus include an integrity security module, one or more processors, a detection module and a regeneration module. The one or more processors may have access to the integrity security module and may operate in two distinct operating environments of a dual-environment computing device. The detection module may detect, during an initialization sequence, a power state transition of an operating environment of the dual-environment computing device. The regeneration module may regenerate one or more integrity values from a stored integrity metric log in response to detecting the power state transition of the operating environment of the dual-environment computing device.09-29-2011
20120278597COMPATIBLE TRUST IN A COMPUTING DEVICE - A method and apparatus for executing a first executable code image having a first version number into a memory of a device in an attempt to establish an operating environment of the device are described. The first executable code image retrieves a second version number from the second executable code image after successfully authenticating the second executable code image. If the first version number and the second version number do not satisfy a predetermined relationship, the second executable code image is prevented from being loaded by the first executable code image.11-01-2012
20110276794INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE HAVING CONFIGURATION CHANGING FUNCTION AND SYSTEM CONFIGURATION METHOD - An information processing device capable of connecting a device thereto includes a processing unit and a first storage device, wherein the first storage device stores device change information defining a configuration of a device connected to the information processing device and including difference information that is a deference between first system configuration information and each system configuration capable of being taken by the information processing device, and a first computer program causing the processing unit to execute a procedure, the procedure comprising detecting device configuration information that is device information of a device connected to the information processing device when any device connected to the information processing device is changed and changing the first system configuration information into second system configuration information based on the device configuration information detected by the detecting unit and the device change information.11-10-2011
20110276793INJECTING A FILE FROM THE BIOS INTO AN OPERATING SYSTEM - Techniques for the BIOS to install a file into the runtime environment of an operating system of a computer. A system management interrupt (SMI) handler, resident within the BIOS, receives a first request. The SMI handler identifies an address in memory at which a first file is to be stored, and determines how to access a function provided by a kernel of the operating system. The SMI handler calls the function using the address as an argument to create a thread in the runtime environment of the operating system. Upon the SMI handler receiving a request from the thread, the SMI handler stores a second file in the memory of the runtime environment of the operating system. The thread may, but need not, store the second file to a file system provided by the operating system. In this way, the BIOS need not include a driver to the file system.11-10-2011
20120331279INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE STARTUP METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - An information processing device, comprises: a connection unit connected to a predetermined storage part storing therein startup mode determination information in which a startup mode corresponds to a specified hardware configuration and/or software configuration is configured and the plurality types of suspend data, each of which corresponds to the respective startup mode; a startup mode determination part for reading the startup mode determination information and determining the startup mode when being powered on; a suspend data obtaining part for selecting the suspend data corresponds to the startup mode determined by the startup mode determination part and obtaining the selected suspend data in the storage part; a starting up part for performing a startup process using the suspend data obtained by the suspend data obtaining part; and a startup mode updating part for updating the startup mode configured in the startup mode determination information after completion of the startup process.12-27-2012
20110320795POWER MANAGEMENT USING CONSTRAINTS IN MULTI-DIMENSIONAL PARAMETER SPACE - An embodiment of a method and system are provided for managing both system resources and power consumption of a computer system, involving different layers of the system: an application layer, a middle layer where the operating system is running and where a power manager is provided, and a hardware layer used for communicating with the hardware devices. Hardware devices have different operating modes which provide distinct trade-offs between performances and power consumption. Performance requirements defined at the level of the application layer, as well as the device power status of the system, set constraints on the system resources. The middle layer power manager may be in charge of retrieving performance requirements in form of constraints set on system parameters, aggregating these constraints opportunely and communicating corresponding information to the device drivers which may then select a best operating mode.12-29-2011
20110320794Flash System And Method For Updating The Flash System - A FLASH system includes two system image partitions each storing an updating program, a first boot variable partition storing a first boot variable, a second boot variable partition storing a second boot variable, and a bootloader partition storing a bootloader program. The updating program checks whether the first boot variable is valid or not, and selects which system image partition to be updated according to the first boot variable. The updating program further checks whether the FLASH system is successfully updated or not so as to report back a failure or modify the value of the first boot variable and then copy all data of the first boot variable partition to replace those of the second boot variable partition. The bootloader program checks whether the first boot variable is valid or not, and selects which system image partition to be booted according to the first boot variable.12-29-2011
20130013903Multicore Processor and Method of Use That Adapts Core Functions Based on Workload Execution - A processor has multiple cores with each core having an associated function to support processor operations. The functions performed by the cores are selectively altered to improve processor operations by balancing the resources applied for each function. For example, each core comprises a field programmable array that is selectively and dynamically programmed to perform a function, such as a floating point function or a fixed point function, based on the number of operations that use each function. As another example, a processor is built with a greater number of cores than can be simultaneously powered, each core associated with a function, so that cores having functions with lower utilization are selectively powered down.01-10-2013
20120151195ONBOARD COMPUTER WITH MODE S TRANSMISSION - An onboard computer for an airplane, including: a processor able to carry out operational functions according to a configuration of the onboard computer; a means for storing the configuration of the onboard computer; a means for parameterizing the onboard computer from parameterization information; a mode S transmission chain as defined by the ICAO for transmitting operational data from the onboard computer to or from a ground station or another airplane, the operational data being processed by the operational functions carried out by the computer. The transmission chain is able to carry out, in mode S, the transmission of parameterization information, to or from the parameterization means.06-14-2012
20130019086HARDWARE SUPPORT FOR SOFTWARE CONTROLLED FAST MULTIPLEXING OF PERFORMANCE COUNTERS - Performance counters may be operable to collect one or more counts of one or more selected activities, and registers may be operable to store a set of performance counter configurations. A state machine may be operable to automatically select a register from the registers for reconfiguring the one or more performance counters in response to receiving a first signal. The state machine may be further operable to reconfigure the one or more performance counters based on a configuration specified in the selected register. The state machine yet further may be operable to copy data in selected one or more of the performance counters to a memory location, or to copy data from the memory location to the counters, in response to receiving a second signal. The state machine may be operable to store or restore the counter values and state machine configuration in response to a context switch event.01-17-2013
20130019087SYSTEM STRUCTURE MANAGEMENT DEVICE, SYSTEM STRUCTURE MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND PROGRAMAANM Osaki; TakaoAACI TokyoAACO JPAAGP Osaki; Takao Tokyo JPAANM Fujita; NaotakeAACI TokyoAACO JPAAGP Fujita; Naotake Tokyo JP - Physical configuration information stored in the physical configuration storage unit (01-17-2013
20110145555Controlling Power Management Policies on a Per Partition Basis in a Virtualized Environment - A mechanism is provided for controlling power management policies on a per logical partition basis. A power management mechanism in a data processing system receives a notification that the logical partition has been generated, a set of processing units associated with the logical partition, and a current power management policy to be implemented for the logical partition. The power management mechanism adds the logical partition and the set of processing units to a list of logical partitions. The power management mechanism initializes the set of processing units based on settings for the set of processing units in the current power management policy. The power management mechanism notifies a virtualization mechanism that the set of processing units are running at a specified performance level in order for the logical partition to start executing tasks on the set of processing units.06-16-2011
20130024677SECURE BOOTING A COMPUTING DEVICE - A method and an apparatus for executing codes embedded inside a device to verify a code image loaded in a memory of the device are described. A code image may be executed after being verified as a trusted code image. The embedded codes may be stored in a secure ROM (read only memory) chip of the device. In one embodiment, the verification of the code image is based on a key stored within the secure ROM chip. The key may be unique to each device. Access to the key may be controlled by the associated secure ROM chip. The device may complete establishing an operating environment subsequent to executing the verified code image.01-24-2013
20130024678ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONFIGURABLE COMPONENT AND CONFIGURATION INFORMATION STORAGE METHOD THEREOF - Provided are an electronic device, a configurable component and a configuration information storage method thereof, which are employed for meeting the storage requirements of the configuration information for the configurable component of the electronic device. The method comprises that: obtaining the initial configuration information for the component of the electronic device (S01-24-2013
20130173896METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR DEFERRED OBJECT CUSTOMIZATION - A method and apparatus to record one or more customization messages in a storage are described. Each customization message may include one or more predicates specifying applicability of the customization message for a plurality of objects. An operation on the objects may be performed to generate a configuration of a device in response to receiving an event. The configuration may include the objects. Each customization message may be selectively applied to the objects in the configuration to customize the configuration. An object may be updated via the customization message if the predicates match the object in the configuration. The device may be configured via the customized configuration.07-04-2013
20080256350MOTHERBOARD, INFORMATION PROCESSOR, SETTING METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM IN WHICH SETTING PROGRAM IS STORED - A motherboard can be installed commonly in each of a plurality of electronic devices of various types different in configuration without modifying the BIOS setting by comprising a setting information retaining section retaining setting information for a setting process for each electronic device; a specification information obtaining section obtaining specification information for specifying the type of each electronic device; a modifying information retaining section retaining modification information for modifying the setting information according to the type of each electronic device; a setting information modifying section modifying, on the basis of the specification information and the modification information retained, the setting information according to the type of the device in which the motherboard is installed; and a setting process performing section for performing the setting process for the device on the basis of the modified setting information.10-16-2008
20080235504FIRMWARE CONTROLLED DYNAMIC VOLTAGE ADJUSTMENT - Methods, apparatus, articles of manufacture, and systems for providing a supply voltage to an electronic component, such as a processor, are provided. An executable software component, such as system firmware, may access a voltage selection value embedded in the component and retrieve a voltage setting, from a table of voltage settings, using the embedded voltage selection value as an index. The software component may then configure a power supply, based on the voltage setting retrieved from the voltage selection table, to supply the component with an optimal supply voltage. For some embodiments, the voltage selection table may be replaced by downloading a new voltage selection table, thus, allowing changes to the component supply voltage without changing hardware.09-25-2008
20080235502Using a live operating system to set up and configure an active management technology device - An active management technology device may be provisioned using a live operating system stored on a disk, in one embodiment. After disk insertion, no further operator involvement may be needed in some cases.09-25-2008
20080235501Method For Detecting and Correcting Firmware Corruption - A method for detecting and correcting firmware corruption in a system having a host communicatively coupled to an electronic apparatus, the electronic apparatus having a hardware unit communicatively coupled to a non-volatile memory, includes determining via the hardware unit whether firmware on the non-volatile memory is corrupted; if the firmware is determined to be corrupted, then: invoking a communication driver resident in the hardware unit to establish bi-directional communications between the host and the electronic apparatus; and initiating a firmware download from the host to update the firmware on the non-volatile memory to an uncorrupted state.09-25-2008
20080229087CMOS CLEARING CIRCUIT - A CMOS clearing circuit mounted on a motherboard of a computer includes a south bridge chip and a switch member respectively mounted on the motherboard. The south bridge chip includes a reset terminal and an input terminal. The switch member is configured for controlling one of the reset terminal and the input terminal of the south bridge chip. If the switch member controls the reset terminal, the input terminal is disconnected from the switch member and the switch member is capable of controlling the reset terminal of the south bridge chip to be selectively connected to ground or a voltage source provided by the motherboard. If the switch member controls the input terminal, the reset terminal stays connected to the voltage source and the switch member is capable of controlling the input terminal of the south bridge chip to be selectively connected to ground or the voltage source.09-18-2008
20130173897COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system including a configuration unit and a plurality of computers is provided. The configuration unit sends login information and key information to a basic input/output system (BIOS) setting unit in each of the computers to simultaneously configure and check the BIOS settings of the computers.07-04-2013
20110246754PERSONALIZING OPERATING ENVIRONMENT OF DATA PROCESSING DEVICE - A method includes sensing a data uniquely associated with an environment of a user of a data processing device through a sensor associated with the data processing device and/or the data processing device. The method also includes personalizing an operating environment of the data processing device based on the sensed data.10-06-2011
20110246753USE OF AN APPLICATION CONTROLLER TO MONITOR AND CONTROL SOFTWARE FILE AND APPLICATION ENVIRONMENTS - In embodiments of the present invention, a framework for an extensible, file-based security system is described for determining an appropriate application, application environment, and/or access or security control measure based at least in part on a file's reputation. In response to the selection of a file, an application controller may be used to select a software application from two or more software applications to open the selected file, based at least in part on the selected file's reputation. If launched, a software application may be configured to open the file in an environment, such as a virtual machine, quarantined environment, and the like, that is appropriate for the file based at least in part on the reputation information. A software application may be a secure software application configured to manage secure files, or an insecure software application configured to manage insecure files. The selected file, and communications relating to the selected software application, may be managed according to the selected software application's secure or insecure configuration. Further, the selected software application may associate reputation information with all files that are modified and/or created by the selected software application, including at least in part, reputation information matching that of the selected file.10-06-2011
20080222406Hot-pluggable information processing device and setting method - A generator generates configuration information of a virtual hardware unit based on configuration information in a PCIBOX. The generator generates recognition information for recognizing the virtual PCIBOX as a PCIBOX that is connected with a slot from the configuration information of the virtual PCIBOX. When PCIBOX is connected with the slot, the generator overwrites the configuration information in PCIBOX with the configuration information of the virtual PCIBOX.09-11-2008
20080222405COMPUTER INITIALIZATION SYSTEM - An initialization data generator includes a task database in which task descriptions for initializing a computer are specified related with task IDs and an initialization database in which initialization data descriptions for initializing a computer are stored related with initialization data IDs. The initialization data generator takes input of the computer ID of a computer to be initialized and task data, reads task descriptions and initialization data descriptions according to task ordering related with the task data from the task database and the initialization database, based on the task IDs, task ordering, and the initialization data IDs for software modules which are loaded into the computer to be initialized by the tasks corresponding to the task IDs, specified in the task data, and generates and transfers initialization data to the computer to be initialized, thereby initializing the computer to be initialized.09-11-2008
20080222404In-system programming system and method for motherboard - An in-system programming system and method is provided, which is applicable for chip programming of a computer motherboard. Firstly, a programming interface is configured in the computer motherboard, in which one end of the programming interface is connected to an on-board programmer, and the other end is connected to a plurality of chips to be programmed, thereby achieving the communication between the on-board programmer and the chips. Next, a motherboard connector and the programming interface are connected, and the motherboard connector and the on-board programmer are communicated through a communication interface of the on-board programmer. Then, the other end of the motherboard connector is connected to a programmable master-control program. Then, when the programmable master-control program is used for programming, programming contents of the programmable master-control program are transmitted to the on-board programmer through the communication between the motherboard connector and the on-board programmer, so as to program the chip.09-11-2008
20080222403SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PROVIDE DEVICE UNIQUE DIAGNOSTIC SUPPORT WITH A SINGLE GENERIC COMMAND - An embodiment of this invention provides a system and method for a diagnostic computer application executing on a host computer to extract vendor unique diagnostic information from an attached peripheral device. The peripheral device is pre-configured to respond with device unique information in response to certain standard interface protocol inquiries. Standard interface inquiry commands are used to extract detailed instructions from the device. These instructions may contain device unique small computer system interface (SCSI) command sequences, for example. The command sequences allow a user of the host computer to extract detailed data from the peripheral device about the peripheral device's operational, performance and health statistics.09-11-2008
20080222402Method and apparatus for product comparison - A method of comparing products is disclosed. The method includes selecting a first configuration representing a first product with a first attribute, selecting a second configuration representing a second product with a second attribute, and displaying the first attribute and the second attribute. As will be noted, the first attribute is defined in the first configuration, and the second attribute is defined in the second configuration.09-11-2008
20120254599FOTA BASED DATA UPDATE METHOD AND MOBILE TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME - A Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) based data update method and a mobile terminal of supporting the same are provided. The FOTA based data update method for a mobile terminal includes loading a pre-boot file stored in a second memory in a pre-boot loading area of a first memory, identifying version information of a first version bootloader file stored in a first bootloader file area and a second version bootloader file stored in a second bootloader file area, loading a newer version bootloader file, corresponding to a new one of the first version bootloader file and the second version bootloader file, in a bootloader loading area of the first memory, loading, upon bootloader file activation, a FOTA engine and activating the FOTA engine, and updating, upon FOTA engine activation, a bootloader file area storing the older version bootloader file on the basis of received boot related data.10-04-2012
20120254598SYSTEM CONFIGURATION - Embodiments provide methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for determining a configuration for system board based on a connector. The connector may have a structure that enables a system board to determine configuration data associated with a system configuration,10-04-2012
20110271086SYSTEMS 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 peripheral device. The apparatus comprises a logic control unit and a memory in communication with the logic control unit. The memory is partitioned into a plurality of ranges, each range comprising one or more blocks of memory, one range being associated with each instance of the peripheral application and one range being reserved for storage of a data pointer related to each peripheral application of the plurality. The logic control unit is configured to operate multiple instances of the control application by duplicating one instance of the peripheral application for each peripheral device of the plurality and partitioning a memory device into partitions comprising one or more blocks of memory, one partition being associated with each instance of the peripheral application. The method then reserves a range of memory addresses for storage of a data pointer related to each peripheral device of the plurality, and initializes each of the plurality of peripheral devices.11-03-2011
20130103934COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TAKING OVER MODULE THEREIN - In a computer system comprising an active computer and a standby computer, when an active computer stopped due to occurrence of a failure is switched over to a standby computer, the standby computer cannot access to a TPM in the stopped active computer if the TPM is mounted therein, and therefore, the standby computer cannot take over the TPM in use from the active computer. The present invention provides a computer system comprising a TPM provided outside an active computer, to enable takeover of a TPM in use from an active computer to a standby computer when performing a switchover therebetween.04-25-2013
20130103933METHOD OF SHARING FIRMWARE SETTING VALUE - A method of sharing a firmware setting value suitable for an electronic apparatus is provided. The method is executed by an electronic apparatus and includes following steps: logging in to a sharing platform, wherein multiple firmware profiles are stored in the sharing platform and the firmware profiles respectively includes a firmware setting value and a hardware information; searching candidate profiles matching a search criterion in the firmware profiles; displaying the hardware information in the found candidate profiles; downloading a selected one of the candidate profiles according to a selection instruction; and applying the downloaded candidate profile.04-25-2013
20130145138METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CONFIGURING A DEVICE BASED ON PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION - Methods and electronic devices for configuring an electronic device based on personal identification information are described. In one example aspect, the method may include: obtaining personal identification information in a first application; and based on the personal identification information and one or more predetermined rules, determining if a second application should be loaded onto the electronic device.06-06-2013
20100281244Configuring Computer Systems with Business Configuration Information - A configuration server includes a configuration repository that stores a wide range of configuration information for possible use by application programs. The configuration repository may include configuration parameters, settings for the parameters, and meta-data of definitions and descriptions of the parameters. Configuration information is selected from the configuration repository and stored in a configuration directory for later use by application programs at runtime. The configuration information is accessed from the configuration directory when needed by an application program or a component thereof.11-04-2010
20100287362INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, COMPUTER PROGRAM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - It will be provided with an information processing apparatus, an information processing system, a computer program and an information processing method, which can prepare operating environment based on setting information distinctive in respective users without causing interference on operating environments for other users.11-11-2010
20130151827DISTINGUISHING CIRCUIT - A distinguishing circuit includes first to fifth resistors, a front panel connector, and a jumper. The front panel connector includes first to tenth pins. When the ninth pin is connected to the tenth pin through the jumper, a BIOS (Basic Input Output System) chip will determine whether a computer system is a first type. When the eighth pin is connected to the tenth pin through the jumper, the BIOS chip will determine whether the computer system is a second type.06-13-2013
20130151825Multi-Mode Power Manager For Power Management Integrated Circuit - A Multi-Tile Power Management Integrated Circuit (MTPMIC) includes tiles including an MCU/ADC tile and a power manager tile. The power manager tile includes a set of Configurable Switching Power Supply Pulse Width Modulator (CSPSPWM) components. These components, in combination with other circuitry external to the integrated circuit, are configurable to form a selected one of a number of different switching power supply circuits. Upon power up, an internal regulator supplies power to the CSPSPWM. The CSPSPWM then controls the power supply to begin switching in a low frequency start-up mode. The CSPSPWM determines during start-up the current sensing method based on circuitry external to the integrated circuit. A supply voltage generated is then supplied via a conductor of a standardized bus to a processor in the MCU/ADC tile. The processor begins executing instructions, and as a result writes across the standardized bus to configure the various tiles of the MTPMIC.06-13-2013
20130151826ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH UART AND INPUT CONTROL METHOD - The present disclosure provides an electronic device. The electronic device includes a UART connected to at least one external input device. The UART includes a number of registers. The electronic device further includes a BMC and a BIOS. The BMC is connected to the UART to initialize the registers and is further connected to a south bridge for transmitting a restarting signal to the south bridge when the BMC is restarted. The BIOS is connected to the UART for storing input from the input device, and is connected to the south bridge for detecting whether the BMC generates the restarting signal, to enable or disable the registers to store or not to store the input from the external input device.06-13-2013
20130138936MODULAR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH UNIFORM ADDRESS MAPPING - A modular integrated circuit includes a hub module that is coupled to a plurality of spoke modules via a plurality of hub interfaces. A memory module stores hub software and hub data and configuration data. The hub software operates in accordance with a memory map that includes a plurality of first reserved blocks corresponding to memory reserved for the plurality of spoke modules, and at least one second reserved block corresponding to memory reserved for at least one optional spoke module. The plurality of first reserved blocks are activated based on the configuration data and the at least one second reserved block is deactivated based on the configuration data.05-30-2013
20100293363METHOD FOR CONFIGURING FIELD DEVICES - The disclosure relates to a method for configuring field devices in a process automation system wherein the field devices are connected to other automation components by means of a field bus. In order to minimize the load placed on the field bus, a copy of the current configuration of each field device is stored in a configuration tool, the appropriate set of configuration and parameter data is transmitted to each field device during initial start-up and modifications in relation to the previous copy of the configuration and parameter data are transmitted to the respective field device.11-18-2010
20120260077BIOS FIELD MAPPING - BIOS field mapping includes generating basic input/output system (BIOS) information by defining property identifications using a visual form code language and determining that a proprietary set-up service is accessible. The BIOS field mapping then includes converting the visual form code language to a binary format and storing the property identifications in binary format on a setup database as data hidden from an operating system. A BIOS driver may then request the property identifications causing a transfer of the property identifications to the BIOS driver.10-11-2012
20130205127SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXECUTION OF A SECURED ENVIRONMENT INITIALIZATION INSTRUCTION - A method and apparatus for initiating secure operations in a microprocessor system is described. In one embodiment, one initiating logical processor initiates the process by halting the execution of the other logical processors, and then loading initialization and secure virtual machine monitor software into memory. The initiating processor then loads the initialization software into secure memory for authentication and execution. The initialization software then authenticates and registers the secure virtual machine monitor software prior to secure system operations.08-08-2013
20100318779PLATFORM AND BOARD CUSTOMIZATION TECHNIQUE IN UEFI FIRMWARE - Methods, systems and program products are disclosed for providing platform customization in building of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface based Personal Computer firmware, typically but not essentially as BIOS.12-16-2010
20100318778DYNAMIC 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.12-16-2010
20100318777TIMER 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.12-16-2010
20100318776EXECUTION 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.12-16-2010
20120284492COMPUTING SYSTEM WITH HARDWARE SCHEDULED RECONFIGURATION MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF - A method of manufacture of a computing system includes: executing a first application, active and implemented as hardware within a hardware component having of one or more of reconfigurable hardware devices; detecting a trigger event in a first microkernel; generating a first hardware descriptor based on the trigger event, the first hardware descriptor to configure a portion of the hardware component for the first application or a second application; and configuring the portion of the hardware component with the first hardware descriptor while the first application executes concurrently.11-08-2012
20120284491STARTUP/SHUTDOWN SEQUENCE - Linux, UNIX and other operating systems allow for the customization of the boot up process by adding symbolic links and scripts to certain directories in the root filesystem. Such customization is done at the time the system is created or updated via patches. The current disclosure teaches a method to simplify customization, both from the standpoint of installation as well as from the standpoint of the application developer. This abstract is provided as a tool for those searching for patents, and not as a limitation on the scope of the claims.11-08-2012
20130159688ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF SETTING REMOVAL POLICY OF USB DEVICE - A method for setting removal policy of a USB device includes: obtaining device information of a USB device connected to a USB port when the electronic device is started up and on a BIOS process; comparing the obtained device information with device information stored in a storage unit to determine whether the obtained device information matches one of the device information stored in the storage unit, thus producing a comparison result; and setting removal policy of the USB device connected to the USB port according to the comparison result.06-20-2013
20130159687Memory Training Results Corresponding To A Plurality Of Memory Modules - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for improving memory training results corresponding to a plurality of memory modules are provided. Embodiments include detecting a hardware configuration change upon initiating a boot sequence of a system that includes the plurality of memory modules; generating for a plurality of training iterations, reference training values corresponding to aligning of a data strobe (DQS) signal with a data valid window of data (DQ) lines of the plurality of memory modules; identifying for each training iteration, any outer values within the reference training values generated for that training iteration; eliminating the identified outer values from the reference training values; generating a final reference training value based on an average of the remaining reference training values; and using the final reference training value as the DQ-DQS timing value for the boot sequence of the system.06-20-2013
20130185547SIGNAL RESET CIRCUIT FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A wireless network reset system is disclosed. The system couples or connects to a power supply line. A microcontroller software module senses a signal from a Wi-Fi module that indicates a halting of a processor function. A reset module executes a reset based on the halting of the processor function.07-18-2013
20130191621SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTIPLE PROCESSOR STATE OPERATION IN A MULTIPROCESSOR PROCESSING SYSTEM - A computing system using a persistent, unique identifier may be used to authenticate the system that ensures software and configurations of systems are properly licensed while permitting hardware components to be replaced. The persistent, unique system identifier may be coupled to serial numbers or similar hardware identifiers of components within the computing system while permitting some of the hardware components to be deleted and changed. When components that are coupled to the persistent, unique identifier are removed or disabled, a predefined time period is provided to update the coupling of the persistent, unique identifier to alternate hardware component in the system.07-25-2013
20120011353INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS HAVING VERIFICATION CAPABILITY OF CONFIGURATION CHANGE - An information processing apparatus having a verification capability of a configuration change. The information processing apparatus includes: a configuration storage unit to store information on components having been connected to the information processing apparatus as reference configuration information; a detecting unit to detect configuration information on components being connected to the information processing apparatus in booting; a comparing unit to compare, detected configuration information and the reference configuration information when the information processing apparatus is booted; a boot control unit to terminate booting of the information processing apparatus when an unequal comparison occurs; a monitoring unit to monitor, after the information processing apparatus is booted, a configuration change of the information processing apparatus in operation; and a dynamic update unit to update, when the configuration change of the information processing apparatus in operation is recognized, the reference configuration information with configuration information of the configuration-changed information processing apparatus.01-12-2012
20130198500PERIPHERAL SPECIAL FUNCTION REGISTER WITH SOFT-RESET DISABLE - A microcontroller has a plurality of peripherals, and at least one control bit, wherein the control bit controls a reset of at least one peripheral such that in a first mode any type of reset resets the at least one peripheral of said plurality of peripherals and in a second mode only a power supply reset resets the at least one peripheral.08-01-2013
20130205126CORE-LEVEL DYNAMIC VOLTAGE AND FREQUENCY SCALING IN A CHIP MULTIPROCESSOR - Techniques described herein generally include methods and systems related to manufacturing a chip multiprocessor having multiple processor cores. An example method may include receiving performance or reliability information associated with each of the multiple processor cores, wherein the received performance or reliability information is determined prior to packaging of the chip multiprocessor, and storing the received performance or reliability information such that stored performance or reliability information is used to adjust an operating parameter of at least one of the multiple processor cores of the chip multiprocessor.08-08-2013
20120072709Unstacking Software Components for Migration to Virtualized Environments - Techniques for unstacking software components are provided. The techniques include discovering a plurality of software components and one or more dependencies between the software components in a computer system, designing a plurality of unstacking options for unstacking said components, and selecting one of said unstacking options to unstack said components.03-22-2012
20120303940SYSTEM, METHOD AND PROGRAM PRODUCT TO MANAGE FIRMWARE ON A SYSTEM BOARD - An embodiment includes a computer comprising a system board and a removable programmable storage device. If the system board is replaced, the removable programmable storage device may be transferred to the replacement system board for the automatic transfer of information to the replacement system board and configuration of the replacement system board. In one embodiment, the computer receives a start up command. The computer determines whether a firmware image on the system board matches a firmware image on the removable programmable storage device. Based on determining that the firmware images do not match (when the system board is replaced with a new system board, for example), the computer replaces the firmware image on the system board with the firmware image on the removable programmable storage device. After the check and replacement, the computer proceeds with boot sequences.11-29-2012
20120096249Activating Applications Based on Accelerometer Data - In some implementations, a computer-implemented method includes storing a plurality of acceleration profiles in a mobile device; receiving accelerometer data from an accelerometer in the mobile device; correlating the accelerometer data with one accelerometer profile in the plurality of accelerometer profiles; and activating a user application of the mobile device that is associated with the correlated accelerometer profile. Each acceleration profile can correspond to a sequence of acceleration forces a mobile device would be subjected to when carried with a user during an activity that corresponds to the correlated acceleration profile.04-19-2012
20120096248POWER-CAP SETTINGS - When the maximum power consumption of a computer exceeds a currently selected power-consumption cap, a cap setting corresponding to the currently selected power-consumption cap is reduced in addition, power-cap settings corresponding to power-consumption caps between said currently selected power-consumption cap and said maximum power consumption are reduced.04-19-2012
20130212365CONFIGURING A PROGRAMMABLE DEVICE USING HIGH-LEVEL LANGUAGE - A method of preparing a programmable integrated circuit device for configuration using a high-level language includes compiling a plurality of virtual programmable devices from descriptions in said high-level language. The compiling includes compiling configurations of configurable routing resources from programmable resources of said programmable integrated circuit device, and compiling configurations of a plurality of complex function blocks from programmable resources of said programmable integrated circuit device. A machine-readable data storage medium may be encoded with a library of such compiled configurations. A virtual programmable device may include a stall signal network and routing switches of the virtual programmable device may include stall signal inputs and outputs.08-15-2013
20130212366CONFIGURING A PROGRAMMABLE DEVICE USING HIGH-LEVEL LANGUAGE - A method of configuring a programmable integrated circuit device uses a high-level language. The method includes compiling a plurality of virtual programmable devices from descriptions in the high-level language, describing a user configuration for the programmable integrated circuit device in the high-level language, parsing the user configuration using a programming processor, and selecting, as a result of that parsing, one of the compiled virtual programmable devices. That selected one of the compiled virtual programmable devices is instantiated on the programmable integrated circuit device, and the instantiated one of the compiled virtual programmable devices is configured with the user configuration.08-15-2013

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