Digital Data Processing System Initialization Or Configuration (e.g., Initializing, Set Up, Configuration, Or Resetting) Patents (Class 713/1)
  • Patent number: 11126420
    Abstract: A baseboard management controller (BMC) of an information handling system may notify an operating system of the information handling system of receipt of a firmware update for a PCI component. The operating system of an information handling system may receive a notification from a BMC of the information handling system, via a basic input/output system (BIOS), of the information handling system that the BMC has received the firmware update. The operating system may halt traffic to the PCI component for which an update has been received, and the update may be applied to the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Vaideeswaran Ganesan, Suren Kumar, B. Balaji Singh, David Keith Chalfant, Swamy Kadaba Chaluvaiah
  • Patent number: 11126749
    Abstract: Systems, related methods and other means for providing the securing of JavaScript and source code are provided herein. The system and methods may be configured to poll a client device and/or to otherwise determine whether a debugging console is active on a client device and deny access to the JavaScript and source code if the debugging console is active. Additionally or alternatively, the system and methods may receive a request to access the JavaScript and source code form a client device, and may determine whether the request is from a trusted referrer. When the request is from an untrusted referrer, the system and method can deny access to the JavaScript and source code. When the request is from a trusted referrer, the system and method can grant access to the JavaScript and source code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Newman Infinite, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Allan Newman
  • Patent number: 11121871
    Abstract: A technique to secure a wireless communication link that is being shared among a wireless access point (AP), and each of a set of wireless clients (each a mobile station (STA)) that are coupled to the AP over the communication link. A typical implementation is a WPA2-PSK communication link. In this approach, and in lieu of a single secret key being shared by all AP-STA pairs, each AP-STA pair derives its own unique WLAN shared secret, preferably via a Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange. The WLAN shared secret is then used to generate WPA2-PSK keys, namely, pairwise master key (PMK) and pairwise transient key (PTK), that establish an 802.11 standards-compliant secure link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Hsiao, Chih-Wen Chao, Wei-Hsiang Hsiung, Ya-Hsuan Tsai
  • Patent number: 11120166
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for generation of firmware configured to restrict use of a firmware tool. Some embodiments include a computing system that can obtain firmware source code comprising a module configured to copy contents of a digitally signed binary file to an advanced configuration and power management interface (ACPI) table at runtime of a firmware. The computing system can generate a firmware image of the firmware, the firmware image comprising the module, a first firmware globally unique identifier (GUID), and a defined area storing digital content that remains unchanged upon a change to the firmware. The computing system also can obtain a binary file comprising a second firmware GUID, a firmware tool GUID, and a feature GUID, and can digitally sign the binary file using a private encryption key to generate the digitally signed binary file. The computing system can store the digitally signed binary file within the defined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Stefano Righi, Paul Anthony Rhea
  • Patent number: 11113072
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may relate to methods, systems, and/or instructions stored on non-transitory computer readable mediums for managing a boot personality of a network device. Managing a boot personality may include, while executing a first operating system on a network device in a first boot personality using a first processor, executing a command to modify a configuration of a hardware component of the network device to cause the network device to be configured in a second boot personality. The method may also include rebooting the network device; initializing, based on the configuration of the hardware component, a second processor before the first processor; and executing, after the initialization, a second operating system while the network device is in the second boot personality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Fakherdin Kalla, Gil Adrian Torres
  • Patent number: 11106624
    Abstract: A method is provided to generate a configuration descriptor for a chipset in a computing unit. The method includes determining, by one or more processors, a plurality of desired interface configurations for the chipset and for each of the one or more desired interface configurations, determining one or more ports of the chipset and corresponding platform connectors that satisfy features of the each of the one or more of the desired interface configurations based on a chipset description and a platform description. The method further includes assigning a port from among the determined one or more ports to the each of the one or more of the desired interface configurations and generating a chipset configuration descriptor based on the assigning of ports to each of the one or more desired interface configurations. In some embodiments, the chipset is initialized based on the configuration descriptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Anh Dinh Luong
  • Patent number: 11099832
    Abstract: Method for updating a bootloader of a controller of a light, comprising at least one processor, at least one bootloader storage area, at least one application storage area, and a file storage area, a first bootloader file stored in a first bootloader storage area, said method comprising: transfer-ring to the controller a bootloader updating programme packet provided outside of the controller and which comprises or can generate a bootloader updating file which comprises either a complete up-to-date second bootloader file or programme parts supplementing the first bootloader file to form an up-to-date second bootloader file, storing the bootloader updating file in the file storage area of the controller, and, in the case of a sufficient minimum voltage being available to the controller, writing the first bootloader storage area with the bootloader updating file from the file storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Schreder S.A.
    Inventors: Helmut Schröder, Daniel Brand, Raoul Van Bergen
  • Patent number: 11102071
    Abstract: Server management software providing functionality that eliminates proliferation of server profile templates due to small variations in server hardware types for newly configured systems is provided. The server management software allows a user to specify one or more hardware requirements or parameters for a server hardware template that applies the template across a broader range of hardware configurations rather than to one specific configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David Arko, Mark M. Bunner, Kari Whitcomb, Keith L. Kelley
  • Patent number: 11099957
    Abstract: Compatibility testing systems and methods are disclosed that provide scalable validation testing of systems and devices. In examples, systems and devices are identified to provide fundamental information about driver operations and driver extensions functionality. The identification allows systems and devices having particular similarities to be grouped in object groups. Compatibility tests are tagged as corresponding to the identifiable systems, devices, and/or object groups, compatibility testing system and methods map test sets specifically tailored to systems and devices as identified by their driver operations and driver extensions functionality. The tailored test sets include tests that ensure compatibility and through optimized test-to-device target mapping, an optimal set of testing set is discovered and scheduled to run. Strategically controlling the amount of testing distributed and executed increases compatibility testing speed and scalability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: George A. Kirita, Sandeep Fotedar, Yuen-Chen D. Chang
  • Patent number: 11093269
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for managing resources in virtualization systems, including multi-cloud systems. The use of supply chain economics alone and in combination with other techniques offers a unified platform to integrate, optimize or improve, and automate resource management in a virtualization system. These techniques may be used to monitor and control the delivery of service level agreements and software licenses. They may also be used to monitor and control contention of computing resources in a virtualization system, and to suspend or terminate computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Turbonomic, Inc.
    Inventors: Yechiam Yemini, Shmuel Kliger, Danilo Florissi, Shai Benjamin, Yuri Rabover, Mor Cohen, Enlin Xu, Endre Sara
  • Patent number: 11095445
    Abstract: A system includes a management system, a managed system that is coupled to the management system through a network. The managed system comprises a managed device, a key identifier storage, a first managed device locking system coupled to the managed device and the key identifier storage, and a second managed device locking system coupled to the managed device, the key identifier storage, and the first managed device locking system. The first managed device locking system is configured to store a key identifier of the managed device in the key identifier storage and to provide access to a locking key of the managed device based upon the key identifier of the managed device, stored in a management system. The second managed device locking system is configured to monitor the managed device for an event that triggers unlocking the managed device, monitor operating status of the first managed device locking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chitrak Gupta, Rama Rao Bisa, Sushma Basavarajaiah, Kala Sampathkumar, Shekar Babu Suryanarayana, Mukund P. Khatri, Ajay Shenoy
  • Patent number: 11086379
    Abstract: Power conservation logic for a storage node operates in parallel with an emergency shutdown process in which an emergency power source is engaged and data and metadata are destaged from volatile memory to non-volatile managed drives. The power conservation logic serially implements power conservation actions until enough reserve power is available to complete the emergency shutdown process. The power conservation logic may learn how much power savings are realized from each conservation action and adjust the order in which the conservation actions are serially implemented, e.g. in order from greatest to least power consumption reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: James Guyer, Clifford Lim, Scott Gordon
  • Patent number: 11082284
    Abstract: System and methods are described for applying a configuration to an application binary image in a multi-server computing environment. The steps include receiving, by a configuration manager in a multi-server computing environment, a request from a client to apply a selected application configuration to a selected application binary image stored on a selected server in the multi-server computing environment, and forwarding, by the configuration manager, the request to an agent executing on the selected server. The steps further include getting, by the agent, the selected application configuration from a repository, the repository storing a plurality of application configurations; and applying, by the agent, the selected application configuration to the selected application binary image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Sahil Vinod Vazirani, Madhuri Ravindra Gore, Parin Nitin Maru, Reeta Ashokkumar Singh, Simone Adelio Paganini
  • Patent number: 11080082
    Abstract: Cross-hypervisor virtual machine conversion. A set of disk images that define a source virtual machine (VM) in a source host computing environment is determined. For each respective disk image, a corresponding overlay image that references the respective disk image is generated. The overlay image that corresponds to a boot disk image is altered to enable a target VM process to be booted from the overlay image on a target host computing device that utilizes a second type of hypervisor. A target VM process that boots from the overlay image that corresponds to the boot disk image is initiated, and the target VM process is configured to access the set of disk images indirectly via the corresponding overlay images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Kletzander, Richard W. M. Jones
  • Patent number: 11074207
    Abstract: A system-on-chip (SoC) includes a processor, a system interconnect (a first bus) connected to the processor, a physical layer protocol (PHY) intellectual property (IP) block, a second bus connected to the processor, and a reset controller connected to the first bus and the second bus. The processor includes a plurality of central processing unit (CPU) cores. The PHY IP block, connected to the first bus, includes a plurality of PHY IPs including physical layers and is connected to external devices. The reset controller detects an abnormal state of the processor based on a signal from the processor, or an absence of a signal from the processor. The reset controller applies a reset signal to the PHY IP block in response to the detected abnormal state. The PHY IP block outputs a corresponding preset data to respective one of the external devices in response to the reset signal during a reset period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiwoong Kim, Dongjoo Kim, Jaekuk Park, Yujin Oh, Moonki Jang, Jieun Jeong
  • Patent number: 11068598
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs encoded on computer storage medium, for verifying, by a mask ROM of a CPU of a first computing device and with fused keys included by the CPU, a boot loader that is included by a flash memory of the first computing device, in response to verifying the boot loader, verifying, by the boot loader and with boot loader keys included by the flash memory, a kernel included by the a memory device of the first computing device, in response to verifying the kernel, decrypting, by the kernel using a hidden root key (HRK) included by the CPU of the first computing device, a device unique certification (DUC) included by the flash memory, in response to decrypting the DUC, generating, by the first computing device, a proof-of-possession of the DUC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Emery Brown, Josh M. Pennell, Jacob R. Hutcheson, Marshal F. Savage, Nikhil Swarnakumar, Rhushabh Bhandari
  • Patent number: 11068430
    Abstract: Examples relate to configuration parameter transfer. An apparatus may include a memory resource storing executable instructions. Instructions may include instructions to receive a first signal from a host computing device. Instructions may further include instructions to initiate communications with the host computing device in response to receiving the first signal. Instructions may further include instructions to receive a configuration parameter from the host computing device in response to initiation of communications with the host computing device. The apparatus may further include a processing resource to execute the instructions stored on the memory resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Isaac Lagnado, Jeffrey K Jeansonne, Roger D Benson, Ho-Sup Chung, Rahul V Lakadwala, Steven Petit
  • Patent number: 11068318
    Abstract: A method for dynamically providing a status of a hardware thread/hardware resource independent of the operation of the hardware thread/hardware resource using an inter-thread communication protocol. A master hardware thread may be configured to communicate status requests to associated slave hardware threads and/or hardware resources. Each slave hardware thread/hardware resource may be configured with hardware logic configured to automatically determine status information for the slave hardware thread/hardware resource and communicate a status response to the master hardware thread without interrupting processing of the slave hardware thread/hardware resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jamie R. Kuesel, Mark G. Kupferschmidt, Paul E. Schardt, Robert A. Shearer
  • Patent number: 11068279
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a first distributed conversion and control assembly (DCCA) in a central electronics complex (CEC) of a computer system, the CEC containing the first DCCA and a second DCCA, each of the first DCCA and the second DCCA having a flexible service processor (FSP); determining that the computer system satisfies preconditions for concurrent replacement of the first DCCA; disabling control software for a thermal and power management device (TPMD) of the first DCCA; fencing off the first DCCA; depowering the first DCCA; receiving a new media access control (MAC) address of a replacement DCCA; reconfiguring an operating system of the CEC to recognize the new MAC address of the replacement DCCA; powering on the replacement DCCA; removing the fencing off of the first DCCA; and resetting an FSP of the replacement DCCA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ronald P Corrado, Anthony Joseph Cozzolino, Gerald Fahr, Bret G Bidwell, Ellick Chi-lick Law, Patrick Caffrey, William Wajda
  • Patent number: 11068278
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a dual in-line memory module (DIMM) coupled to a memory controller via a memory channel. A processor during a first in time boot process of the information handling system determines a first environmental condition of the information handling system, and initializes the memory controller and the DIMM to determine a first set of initialization parameters for the memory controller and the DIMM. During a second in time boot process of the information handling system, the processor determines if a second environmental condition is different than the first environmental condition, if the second environmental condition is not different then to continue the second in time boot process without initializing the memory controller and the DIMM, and if the second environmental condition is different then to initialize the memory controller and the DIMM to determine a second set of initialization parameters for the memory controller and the DIMM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Shutt, Wei G Liu, Quy Hoang, Andy Butcher
  • Patent number: 11070685
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a device image processor configured to receive the plurality of device image definitions and the plurality of device offset information definitions from the device image module, read, from the device configuration definition, a plurality of device image parts defined by the plurality of received device image definitions, respectively, receive, from the device image module, the device error definition and the error offset information definition, read, from the device configuration definition, an error image part defined by the received device error definition, arrange the plurality of read device image parts on a plurality of offset positions defined by the plurality of received device offset information definitions, respectively, and arrange the read error image part on an offset position defined by the received error offset information definition, to thereby generate a composite image, and cause the software executing module to display the composite image on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Daisaku Nagano, Hiroshi Manabe
  • Patent number: 11068789
    Abstract: A commercial process with a dependent variable can be associated with a set of independent variables. The commercial process can continuously provide data collection opportunities. An intervention is designed using a model to predict the dependent outcome. The actual outcome of the intervention can be determined within the window of utility for these data. One objective is to improve intervention outcomes with prediction. Purely random outcomes (no model prediction) and outcomes resulting from the intervention (model operations) are aggregated into separate files—a sequence of control model data files and a sequence of model data files of operational data. These model data files and control model data files are used to analyze model performance and to react automatically when identified conditions warrant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Aha Analytics Software LLC
    Inventors: Robert Craig Murphy, Bruce Allen Bacon, Peter T. Gallanis, Mark Samuel Teflian
  • Patent number: 11061967
    Abstract: A service monitoring system receives a selection of key performance indicators (KPIs) that each indicate a different aspect of how a service provided by one or more entities is performing. Each entity of the one or more entities produces machine data or wherein each entity has its operation reflected in machine data not produced by the entity. Each KPI is defined by a different search query that derives one or more values from the machine data pertaining to the one or more entities providing the service, where each of the one or more values is associated with a point in time and representing the aspect of how the service is performing at the associated point in time. For each of the selected KPIs, the service monitoring system derives the one or more values and causes display of a graphical visualization of the derived one or more values for the KPI along a time-based graph lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Alok Anant Bhide
  • Patent number: 11062271
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into an electronic meeting context to perform various tasks before, during, and/or after electronic meetings. The artificial intelligence may analyze a wide variety of data such as data pertaining to other electronic meetings, data pertaining to organizations and users, and other general information pertaining to any topic. Capability is also provided to create, manage, and enforce meeting rules templates that specify requirements and constraints for various aspects of electronic meetings. Embodiments include improved approaches for translation and transcription using multiple translation/transcription services. Embodiments also include using sensors in conjunction with interactive whiteboard appliances to perform person detection, person identification, attendance tracking, and improved meeting start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 11054889
    Abstract: Power supply efficiency may be provided. First, a total power supply capacity may be determined comprising a sum of a plurality of supply capacities respectively corresponding to a plurality of power supplies serving a plurality of components. Next, a load value corresponding to the plurality of components may be determined. A number of the plurality of power supplies may then be powered down. The number of power supplies powered down may comprise a value that may cause a remaining number of the plurality of power supplies serving the plurality of components to operate within an efficiency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Torsha Das, Jay Yoo, Tuchih Tsai, Kabiraj Sethi
  • Patent number: 11051347
    Abstract: In a communication apparatus on a network where communication apparatuses perform direct communication with each other, a network management apparatus for managing the network based on message information transmitted and received on the network is determined. When the communication apparatus itself is determined as the network management apparatus, the apparatus collects information indicating device capabilities from other communication apparatuses. On the other hand, the communication apparatus receives information indicating device capabilities from another communication apparatus when the other communication apparatus is determined as the network management apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Sakai, Kenichi Fujii, Mitsuhiro Watanabe, Kazuo Moritomo
  • Patent number: 11048663
    Abstract: Database systems and related customization methods are provided. One exemplary method of modifying a database to support a new functionality involves receiving user input indicative of the new functionality from a client device coupled to a network, identifying existing customizations associated with a user of the client device in the database, determining a plurality of different solutions for implementing the new functionality based at least in part on the existing customizations associated with the user, providing a graphical user interface display at the client device including graphical indicia of the plurality of different solutions for implementing the new functionality, and in response to receiving indication of a selected solution of the plurality of different solutions from the client device, automatically instantiating a new customization corresponding to the selected solution in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Preston Tuggle
  • Patent number: 11048838
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for automated generation of integrated circuit designs and associated data. These allow the design of processors and SoCs by a single, non-expert who understands high-level requirements; allow the en masse exploration of the design-space through the generation processors across the design-space via simulation, or emulation; allow the easy integration of IP cores from multiple third parties into an SoC; allow for delivery of a multi-tenant service for producing processors and SoCs that are customized while also being pre-verified and delivered with a complete set of developer tools, documentation and related outputs. Some embodiments, provide direct delivery, or delivery into a cloud hosting environment, of finished integrated circuits embodying the processors and SoCs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SiFive, Inc.
    Inventors: Yunsup Lee, Richard Xia, Derek Pappas, Mark Nugent, Henry Cook, Wesley Waylon Terpstra, Pin Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 11042450
    Abstract: A method for checkpointing includes capturing a runtime state image of an application running in a container, wherein the runtime state image includes memory state data and file system state data of the container, adding the runtime state image to a collection of runtime state images associated with the container, and restoring the container to a specified state by retrieving at least a portion of the memory state data and file system state data of the runtime state image from the collection of runtime state images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hui Kang, Michael V. Le, Shu Tao
  • Patent number: 11042465
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for determining a loading time by an application in a user device may include a memory storing instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to perform a process. The process may include detecting a first trigger event and determining a first start time of a loading by a first application in response to the detected first trigger event. The process may also include detecting a second trigger event and determining a first end time of the loading by the first application in response to the detected second trigger event. The process may further include transmitting, via a network, a first log comprising the first start time and the first end time to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Sang Ryul Kim, Ho Han, Su Hwan Hwang, Jeong Soo Park, Byoung Ho Han, Chun Kwon Park
  • Patent number: 11036493
    Abstract: A memory system may include: a nonvolatile memory device including a system region for storing lifespan information of a plurality of memory blocks and an one-Time Programmable (OTP) region which is not reset when firmware is upgraded; a function component configured to store the firmware; an interface configured to receive new firmware for upgrade; a validation control component configured to perform a validation operation of the nonvolatile memory device; and an upgrade component configured to upgrade the firmware when the validation operation of the nonvolatile memory device is performed, wherein the validation control component selects at least one backup block by referring to the OTP region, backs up the lifespan information to the at least one backup block, and then controls the upgrade component to upgrade the firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Jeen Park
  • Patent number: 11038790
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a number of target network apparatuses within a network to which a first network apparatus belongs, generating a first message including a reply-required indication and encoded identities for the plurality of target network apparatuses, sending the first message through the network, where the network is configured to deliver a copy of the first message to each of the target network apparatuses using a point-to-multipoint packet-forwarding architecture, receiving one or more second messages from one or more of the target network apparatuses, respectively, where each of the one or more second messages is generated as a reply to the first message by one of the one or more target network apparatuses, and identifying which of the plurality of target network apparatuses failed to respond to the first message based on the received one or more second messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nagendra Kumar Nainar, Carlos M. Pignataro, IJsbrand Wijnands
  • Patent number: 11030585
    Abstract: Artificial intelligence is introduced into an electronic meeting context to perform various tasks before, during, and/or after electronic meetings. The artificial intelligence may analyze a wide variety of data such as data pertaining to other electronic meetings, data pertaining to organizations and users, and other general information pertaining to any topic. Capability is also provided to create, manage, and enforce meeting rules templates that specify requirements and constraints for various aspects of electronic meetings. Embodiments include improved approaches for translation and transcription using multiple translation/transcription services. Embodiments also include using sensors in conjunction with interactive whiteboard appliances to perform person detection, person identification, attendance tracking, and improved meeting start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Nelson, Hiroshi Kitada, Lana Wong
  • Patent number: 11030317
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein enable independently recoverable security for processor and peripheral communication, enabling a processor without native non-volatile memory to generate and recover credentials in response to a firmware update. The processor and peripheral can each have credentials burned into secure fuses. The processor can derive a shared secret from the secure fuses using security attributes that are based on the security version number of firmware within the processor and the peripherals to which the processor is to security communicate. The processor and peripherals can generate ephemeral session keys from the shared secret and nonces. The ephemeral session keys can be used to secure communications between the processor and the peripherals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Ruan, William A. Stevens, Jr., David Novick
  • Patent number: 11030047
    Abstract: Embodiments of information handling systems (IHS) and computer implemented methods are disclosed herein to restore system firmware to a selected restore point. In one embodiment, the IHS may include a computer readable non-volatile memory configured to store system firmware, a computer readable storage device configured to store an operating system (OS), a system registry, and an OS restore application, and a processing device configured to execute program instructions within the OS restore application to restore the system registry to a selected restore point and reboot the IHS. As the IHS is in the process of being rebooted, the processing device may execute program instructions within a firmware restore application stored within the computer readable non-volatile memory or the computer readable storage device to restore the system firmware to the selected restore point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Balasingh Samuel, Alok Pant, Ibrahim Sayyed
  • Patent number: 11032598
    Abstract: Media rendering system including a remote control device and associated docking station. The remote control device interfaces with a remote server to stream media content for local and/or external playback. The remote control device may interface with a docking station to playback rendered media on one or more entertainment appliances. The portable device preferably has standard remote control capability in order to enable advanced features and functions for media playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Marcel Hilbrink, Patrick H. Hayes, Jeremy K. Black
  • Patent number: 11023217
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a plurality of processors, a basic input/output system (BIOS) comprising a program of instructions executable by one or more of the plurality of processors configured to, when executed, cause the one or more of the plurality of processors, to initialize one or more information handling resources of the information handling system, wherein the BIOS is further configured to receive a user selection of respective microcode versions desired to be loaded on each of the plurality of processors and cause each of the plurality of processors to load a respective microcode version in accordance with the user selection such that the respective microcode version loaded by a first of the plurality of processors is different than the respective microcode version loaded by a second of the plurality of processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Wei G. Liu
  • Patent number: 11025717
    Abstract: A method and system for backing up and restoring data includes: determining, at a server storage area network (SAN) node, an LUN required for protection within a server SAN node based on communication between a backup agent and a logic unit number (LUN) agent in the server SAN node; determining a target backup device based on communication between the backup agent and respective target agent of a plurality of backup devices, the plurality of backup devices being connected with the server SAN node; and transmitting a virtual disk control command to the target backup device in response to the backup or restoration being triggered, such that data in the LUN required for protection is backed up to the target backup device or restored from the target backup device via an activated virtual disk interface of the target backup device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Ried Ruifang Liu, Yong Zou, Man Lv, Tao Xu
  • Patent number: 11025622
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application that was pre-installed on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives a request to download the application to a computing devices, determines that the application is a pre-installed application, presents an authorization prompt configured to request user authorization to link the application with a user account, receives the user authorization, generates a unique hardware identifier associated with the computing devices, determines that the application is linkable based upon the unique hardware identifier, and links the adoptable application with the user account when the adoptable application is linkable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Patent number: 11025753
    Abstract: A system for inter-process communication (IPC) in a network of a vehicle through a port for communication between a source application and a destination application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wilford Abilay, Josen Daniel De Leon, Michael John Reyes
  • Patent number: 11023153
    Abstract: A method and device for installing an operating system are provided. In an example, in a temporary system, a target RAID for installing the operating system and a unique identifier of the target RAID are determined in response to a user operation of specifying a disk array RAID. Then, a mounting point corresponding to the RAID unique identifier is found according to a correspondence between a unique identifier of a RAID and a mount point; and the target partition for installing the operating system is determined in the found mount point, and an identifier is added for the target partition. In a small system for an operating system to be installed, an installation partition and an installation disc where the installation partition is located may be determined by the identifier of the target partition, and the operating system is installed into the installation partition of the installation disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: New H3C Information Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yahui Di, Feng Shi, Lina Lang
  • Patent number: 11016833
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for remotely accessing debugging resources of a target system are described. A target system including physical compute resources, such as, processors and a chipset can be coupled to a controller remotely accessible over a network. The controller can be arranged to facilitate remote access to debug resources of the physical compute resources. The controller can be coupled to debug pin, such as, those of a debug port and arranged to assert control signals on the pins to access debug resources. The controller can also be arranged to exchange information elements with a remote debug host to include indication of debug operations and/or debug results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stalinselvaraj Jeyasingh, Subhankar Panda, David A. Locklear, Steven A. Filary, Christopher J. Stedman, Carlos Vallin
  • Patent number: 11010173
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs encoded on computer storage medium, for receiving a request to switch a mode of an information handling system (IHS) from a multi-socket mode to a multi-single socket mode; in response to receiving the request, placing each socket of the IHS in an auxiliary power state independent of each other; after placing each socket of the IHS in the auxiliary power state, altering parameters of the sockets of the IHS, including: altering CPU straps, power sequencing, reset sequencing, and bus re-direction associated with one or more of the sockets of the IHS; and in response to altering the parameters of the sockets of the IHS, switching the mode of the IHS from the multi-socket mode to the multi-single socket mode such that a processor for each socket is a bootstrap processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Lambert, Isaac Q. Wang, Shawn Dube, Johan Rahardjo
  • Patent number: 11006267
    Abstract: Handling of UE capability information in a mobile telecommunications network wherein an eNodeB receives information regarding the UE capability information from the UE and stores the information. The eNodeB sends the UE capability information to the EPC, i.e., to an MME, which receives and stores the UE capability information. When the UE transits from idle to active state, does an initial attach, or when a part of the UE capabilities have changed, it sends a message to the eNodeB regarding the update. The eNodeB forwards the message to the MME, which sends a response associated with the previously stored UE capability information to the eNodeB. The eNodeB decides whether the UE capabilities stored in the MME is up-to-date based on the message from the UE and the response from the MME. If the UE holds updated UE capabilities the eNodeB can request updated UE capability information from the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gunnar Mildh, Ingrid Nordstrand, András Rácz, Magnus Stattin, Pontus Wallentin
  • Patent number: 10998816
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatuses are provided for determining the efficiency of a charge pump. A charge pump is driven during a measurement period without limiting its input current. The driving can include ramping up the output of the charge pump from an initial level to a final level and maintaining the output at the final level. A counter counts a number of clock pulses provided to the charge pump during the measurement period. Using a current mirror which limits the input current, a ratio of the current mirror is determined which results in a similar number of clock pulses during the measurement period. The ratio indicates an efficiency of the charge pump and can be used to set control parameters such as ramp up rate and clock frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Keyur Payak
  • Patent number: 10999462
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a push switch turns off a power supply state of a main body and starts shutdown processing when a first user's operation is performed on the push switch in a normal state of the apparatus. When a second user's operation is performed on the push switch during the shutdown processing, the power supply state of the main body is switched between on and off. If the power supply state of the main body is the on state when the shutdown processing is completed, first processing for restarting the main body is performed, and if the power supply state of the main body is the off state when the shutdown processing is completed, second processing for stopping power supply to the main body is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKIKAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Okuma, Takahiro Haraguchi, Ryotaro Okuzono
  • Patent number: 10990442
    Abstract: A device that includes a parsing engine and an execution engine. The parsing engine is configured to identify micro operations corresponding with operations that are common among at least two jobs from a set of jobs and to store the identified micro operations in memory. The execution engine is configured to receive a job from the set of jobs, to identity micro operations and dependencies within the job, and to execute the identified micro operations for the job in accordance with the identified dependencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Sandeep Verma
  • Patent number: 10990680
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a memory to store BIOS, a processor, a BMC, and an add-in device. The BMC updates the BIOS in a first system state and prevents BIOS updates in a second system state. The add-in device is configured to update firmware in a first device state and to prevent firmware updates in a second device state. The add-in device enters the first device state when the add-in device receives a power-on reset. The add-in device receives a lockdown command, sets the add-in device to the second device state in response to the lockdown command, and prevents the add-in device from reentering the first device state until the add-in device receives a second power-on reset subsequent to the first power-on reset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Lee E. Ballard, Mukund Pushottam Khatri, Jonathan F. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10983895
    Abstract: A system and method for data application performance management is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method, comprises receiving a selection of a goal for an application on a cluster of compute nodes. The goal includes one or more of a speedup goal, an efficiency goal, a reliability goal, and a service level agreement goal. The application on the cluster is executed. Data associated with the goal is collected. A recommendation to adjust one or more parameters that would allow the goal to be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Unravel Data Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivnath Babu, Adrian Daniel Popescu, Erik Lik Han Chu, Alkiviadis Simitsis
  • Patent number: 10983925
    Abstract: An example non-transitory machine-readable medium may store instructions, which may be executable by a processing resource. The instructions may be executable by a processing resource to cause a computing device to store a configuration profile update in a data structure associated with an interface communicatively coupled to the processing resource, determine, during runtime of the computing device, that a peripheral device is connected to the computing device, and update a configuration profile of the peripheral device using the configuration profile update stored in the data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Weize Liu, Ming-Chang Hung, Nung-Kai Chen