Loading Initialization Program (e.g., Booting, Rebooting, Warm Booting, Remote Booting, Bios, Initial Program Load (ipl), Bootstrapping) Patents (Class 713/2)
  • Patent number: 11411719
    Abstract: The present disclosure in some embodiments provides a security system using both key management service (KMS) and a hardware security module (HSM), and a method of operating the security system. At least one embodiment provides a security system including an HSM, a bootstrapping enclave, and one or more KMS enclaves. The HSM is configured to generate, replace or remove a root key, the HSM being physically independent. The bootstrapping enclave is configured to receive the root key from the HSM. The one or more KMSs are configured to perform an attestation procedure with the bootstrapping enclave, to receive the root key from the bootstrapping enclave, and to utilize the root key for establishing a secure channel with the HSM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Dongsu Han, Juhyeng Han, Seongmin Kim
  • Patent number: 11409877
    Abstract: An apparatus to verify firmware in a computing system, comprising a non-volatile memory, including firmware memory to store agent firmware associated with each of a plurality of interconnect protocol (IP) agents and version memory to store security version numbers (SVNs) included in the agent firmware, a security controller comprising verifier logic to verify an integrity of the version memory by applying a hash algorithm to contents of the version memory to generate a SVN hash, and a trusted platform module (TPM) to store the SVN hash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Prashant Dewan, Chao Zhang, Nivedita Aggarwal, Aditya Katragada, Mohamed Haniffa, Kenji Chen
  • Patent number: 11403180
    Abstract: An auxiliary storage device independently has protection and monitoring functions so as to respond to an attempt to take control of a system by a malicious code, and minimize damage to the system. The auxiliary storage device includes a CPU which performs a function to perform protection and monitoring functions independently of an external computing unit; and a storage medium unit. The storage medium unit is divided into a user area in which an OS of a computing unit is stored and the writing and reading to the computing unit is possible at any time, and a recovery area in which a duplicated copy of the OS of the computing unit is stored and the writing and reading of the computing unit is determined according to a selection mode of a mode selection switch. An application device including the auxiliary memory is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Deok Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 11403112
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to one aspect of the present invention includes a main body and an operation device. The operation device executes an operating system (OS) and a program task operating independently of the OS. The program task is configured to start up earlier than the OS and to perform a part of a start up process required for starting up the operation device. When the main body and the operation device are started, the operation device starts executing the program task in addition to starting execution of the OS. In response to a completion of performing the part of the start up process, the program task transmits a ready state notification to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mami Arai
  • Patent number: 11397588
    Abstract: A system to facilitate operating system (OS) installation is described. The system includes a server and rack controller, including one or more processors to generate an imaging service comprising an OS image container, transmit data via a first network to initiate a boot up process at a server and download an OS image included in the OS image container via a second network, wherein the second network is separate from the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Charles L. Hudson, Daniel Nathan Cripe, Mike Chuang
  • Patent number: 11392301
    Abstract: Techniques in electronic systems, such as in systems including a processing chip and one or more external memory chips, provide improvements in one or more of system security, performance, cost, and efficiency. For example, the processing chip includes one or more CPUs and circuitry enabling the CPUs to securely boot from an external, non-volatile memory chip containing encrypted, executable code. The circuitry comprises immutable hardware to hold the CPUs in a reset state while performing a serial presence detect on external interfaces of the processing chip and generating an address map according to results of the serial presence detect. In response to an initial instruction fetch of an initial one of the CPUs, the circuitry is able to return one or more instructions via the address map associating an address of the initial instruction fetch with one of the external memory chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: AXIADO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Axel K. Kloth
  • Patent number: 11392390
    Abstract: A removable device and method for automatically booting a computer running a standard operating system (OS) into an alternative OS. The method comprises a user inserting the removable device into the computer, and the user launching an application stored on the removable device for booting guidance. The user directs the application to boot the computer into the alternative OS, whereupon the application determines a first booting technique to be used on the computer and configures the computer accordingly. The application restarts the computer in an attempt to boot into the alternative OS. If booting the alternative OS fails, the computer boots back into the standard OS, whereupon the application determines a next best booting technique and configures the computer accordingly. This process continues until the alternative OS is successfully booted, or, failing that, the user is given manual booting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FixMeStick Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Velan, Martin Algire, Karen Gabrielyan, Max Martel, Nicolas Boisvert
  • Patent number: 11392704
    Abstract: An apparatus for LAN booting environment-based file security and centralization, a method therefor, and a computer-readable recording medium recorded with a program for performing the method are proposed. The apparatus can include a central server including a storage module for storing a plurality of operating system images; a communication module for communicating with a user device; and a LAN booting management module configured to, when receiving a LAN booting start request message from the user device through the communication module, select an operating system image that can be used in the user device among the plurality of operating systems according to user device information, and transmit the selected operating system image, a user apparatus corresponding to the same, a method for LAN booting environment-based file security and centralization of these devices, and a computer-readable recording medium recorded with a program for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ESTSECURITY CORP.
    Inventors: Kwon Young Yun, Jong Been Lim
  • Patent number: 11392404
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium may comprise instructions for determining health statuses of multiple virtual machine templates stored thereon. When executed by at least one processor, the instructions may be configured to cause a health status server to at least run multiple scripts against multiple virtual machines, each of the multiple virtual machines being generated from one of the multiple virtual machine templates, and generate, for each of the multiple virtual machines, an output report indicating success or failure for each of the multiple scripts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Pravin Savant
  • Patent number: 11388304
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit, a storage unit configured to store a program to be executed by the control unit, a verification unit configured to read the program from the storage unit and to verify the read program, and a light-emitting unit configured to be changed to a predetermined light-emitting state or to be changed from the predetermined light-emitting state based on a result of the verification of the program by the verification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinichi Ono
  • Patent number: 11379214
    Abstract: An interface is provided to update a firmware of a persistent memory module at runtime without restarting an operating system on the platform. The operating system initiates the firmware update by triggering a sleep state or by entering a soft reboot. The interface is capable of preserving the state of the platform for all memory modes that support volatile memory regions, persistent memory regions, or both, and reducing or eliminating the demand for access to memory during the firmware update. The persistent memory module is capable of updating the firmware responsive to a platform instruction generated using the interface, including preserving operational states for memory devices in all memory regions, including memory devices in volatile and persistent memory regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Murugasamy K. Nachimuthu, Mohan J. Kumar, Shamanna M. Datta
  • Patent number: 11381520
    Abstract: System and method for supporting node role attributes in a high performance computing environment. In accordance with an embodiment, a node role attribute can comprise a vendor defined subnet management attribute. When a subnet manager attempts to discover a high performance computing environment, such as an InfiniBand subnet, or a switch topology, identifying a topology is quite complex when subnet manager can only observe connectivity, without context behind the connectivity (the roles of the different nodes in the connectivity). However, when a subnet has a node role attribute enabled, the subnet manager can map the interconnect more effectively as it can discover not only the connectivity during the initial sweep, but it can also discover the role of each node discovered, thus leading to a more efficient interconnect discovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Bartosz Bogdański, Line Holen
  • Patent number: 11372652
    Abstract: A system on chip (SOC) is provided. The system on chip includes a non-volatile memory, an exception detector, and a processor. The non-volatile memory stores a first bootset in a first region, the first bootset including a booting operation bootloader for a first booting operation and stores a second bootset in a second region that is different from the first region. The exception detector is activated after execution of an initialization bootloader, detects an exception occurrence in the system on chip, and generates a reset signal in response to the exception occurrence that is detected. The processor performs a second booting operation by using the second bootset in response to the reset signal received from the exception detector during the first booting operation performed by using the first bootset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-ho Choi, Dong-jin Park
  • Patent number: 11366709
    Abstract: Cloud computing techniques utilizing distributed application execution are disclosed herein. One example technique includes receiving a command to launch an application, and in response, determining an execution location corresponding to a type of data consumed by individual components of the application. Upon determining that one of the components is to be executed in a local computing facility, the example technique includes transmitting, from a cloud computing facility to the local computing facility, a request to execute the one of the components in the local computing facility instead of the cloud computing facility. Upon being authorized by the local computing facility, data is requested and received from the one of the components executed at the local computing facility without having direct access from the cloud computing facility to a data source at the local computing facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Souren Aghajanyan, Jayaram N M Nanduri
  • Patent number: 11363092
    Abstract: Provided are a resource sharing method, device and system. The method includes: establishing, by a cloud desktop system based on a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), links with multiple terminals; and acquiring, by the cloud desktop system, resources of the multiple terminals through the links, and sharing the acquired resources to the multiple terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Kai Li, Song Shen, Haijun Qiu, Yimo Song
  • Patent number: 11361081
    Abstract: The invention discloses a secure boot method for a terminal device, a terminal device and a medium, relates to the technical field of secure boot, and is used for solving a problem of low system boot security caused by lack of protection for system boot in the related art. The terminal device includes a first processor, a second processor and a shared memory. The method includes: acquiring, by the first processor, an SPL image file; acquiring, by the first processor and the second processor, a third duration and starting timing synchronously; in a case that the third duration expires, transmitting, by the first processor, the SPL image file to the second processor via the shared memory; and booting, by the first processor and/or the second processor, a system of the terminal device cooperatively based on the SPL image file received by the second processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HANGZHOU VANGO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yuan-Lung Wang, Nick Nianxiong Tan
  • Patent number: 11354421
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and a system where a secure interface control determines functionality of a secure guest based on metadata. The secure interface control (“SC”) obtains metadata linked to an image of a secure guest to be started by an owner and managed by the hypervisor, where the metadata comprises control(s) that indicate whether a secure guest generated with the image is permitted to obtain a response to a particular request. The SC intercepts, from the secure guest generated with the image, during runtime, a request. The SC determines, based on the control(s), if the secure guest is permitted to obtain a response to the request. If permitted, the SC commences fulfillment of the request, within the computing system. If not permitted, the SC ignores the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Reinhard T. Buendgen, Jonathan D. Bradbury
  • Patent number: 11354415
    Abstract: Technologies disclosed herein provide mitigations against warm boot attacks on memory modules. For instance, in one embodiment, a non-volatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM) in a host computing system may detect a transition from a low-power state to a full-power state, receive a nonce value from a processor of the host computing system after the transition, verify the nonce value, and allow access to data stored on the NVDIMM based on successful verification of the nonce value. In another embodiment, an NVDIMM may be locked in response to detecting a transition from a high-power state to a low-power state in a host computing system. After a transition from the low-power state to the full-power state, the NVDIMM may obtain one or more passphrases, verify the one or more passphrases, and allow access to data stored on the NVDIMM based on successful verification of the one or more passphrases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Anna Trikalinou, Daniel S. Lake, Sham M. Datta, Asher M. Altman, John K. Grooms
  • Patent number: 11347897
    Abstract: Various embodiments relating to an electronic device are described, and according to an embodiment, the electronic device may comprise a communication module which performs wireless communication; at least one processor which is electrically connected to the communication module; and a memory which stores instructions which cause at least one processor to receive or transmit data via communication with an external electronic device using the communication module on the basis of a first operating system and to process the received data or data to be transmitted to the external electronic device using a designated key on the basis of a second operating system, at the time of execution thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaesung Yoo, Girim Son, Hyungchul Jung
  • Patent number: 11347863
    Abstract: A computer apparatus is provided, which includes a plurality of peripheral apparatuses, a non-volatile memory, a processor, and an authority-control circuit. The memory unit stores a plurality of boot codes and setting values of a function set of the peripheral apparatuses corresponding to each boot code, wherein the boot codes form a chain of trust. In response to the execution of a current boot code being completed, the authority-control circuit sets the setting values of the functions in a second function set corresponding to a next boot code in the chain of trust, sends an authority-control signal to control the peripheral apparatuses corresponding to the second function set according to the setting values of the functions in the second function set, and sets a boot flag corresponding to the next boot code in the authority-control circuit to control the processor to execute the next boot code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: NUVOTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zong-Min Lin
  • Patent number: 11347857
    Abstract: Identity information processing method and apparatus are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining customized information of a user process on an integrated chip; determining a target operational firmware preloaded on a reconfigurable chip according to the customized information; generating first process identity information used for verifying the user process based on the target operational firmware and a fixed operational firmware of a non-reconfigurable chip; and providing the first process identity information to a privacy certificate issuing authority for performing firmware legitimacy verification of an operational firmware to determine that an identity of the user process is legitimate according to a result of the firmware legitimacy verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Yingfang Fu, Peng Xiao
  • Patent number: 11347519
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a processor and a basic input/output system (BIOS) comprising a program of instructions executable by the processor and configured to cause the processor to initialize one or more information handling resources of the information handling system. The BIOS may be further configured to, during a boot of the information handling system, determine whether a BIOS configuration change has been made during a current boot session of the information handling system, and responsive to determining that a BIOS configuration change has been made during the current boot session, store an indication of the BIOS configuration change to a non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Amy C. Nelson, Richard M. Tonry
  • Patent number: 11340909
    Abstract: A method of creating a new page table structure after first stage boot operations has completed but before handoff to a hypervisor occurs. Firmware page tables are reused and copied to a region of memory by a first-stage bootloader while the firmware is running, processed to have an expected multi-stage page table structure and desired access rights, and copied again to another region of memory by the first-stage bootloader after the first-stage bootloader has completed its booting operations and after the firmware has been quiesced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrei Warkentin, Timothy P. Mann, Doug Covelli
  • Patent number: 11340835
    Abstract: A virtual non-volatile memory system includes a BIOS coupled to a non-volatile storage system and a volatile memory system. The BIOS designates a portion of the volatile memory system as a virtual NVDIMM, reserves a portion of the non-volatile storage system for storing virtual NVDIMM data, reports the virtual NVDIMM to an operating system using an ACPI NFIT, and emulates an NVDIMM controller. When a virtual NVDIMM storage event occurs, the BIOS copies data from the portion of the volatile memory system designated as the virtual NVDIMM to the portion of the non-volatile storage system reserved for storing virtual NVDIMM data. When the BIOS subsequently determines that a virtual NVDIMM recovery event has occurred, it copies the data stored in the portion of the non-volatile storage system reserved for storing virtual NVDIMM data to the portion of the volatile memory system designated as the virtual NVDIMM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ching-Lung Chao, Hung-Tah Wei, Amber Hokama
  • Patent number: 11340990
    Abstract: An information handling system may include an embedded controller, a serial peripheral interface (SPI) read-only memory (ROM) device to store a first basic input/output system (BIOS) firmware for the information handling system, and a non-volatile memory device includes a boot partition to store a second BIOS firmware. The embedded controller detects a failure during a boot process, switches a first SPI of a chipset from the SPI ROM to the embedded controller and executes the second BIOS firmware from the non-volatile memory device via a sideband access of the non-volatile memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Isaac S. Hsu, Lip Vui Simon Kan, Adolfo S. Montero
  • Patent number: 11334364
    Abstract: A layered composite boot device, and a corresponding layered composite file system, can be implemented by a boot manager. Requests directed to the layered composite boot device and file system, can be serviced from a primary device and file system that are encapsulated by the layered composite boot device and file system. The primary device and file system can correspond to a virtualized file system within a container environment, thereby enabling changes within the container environment to affect early stages of operating system booting in the container environment. Should such requests not be serviceable from the primary layers, the composite device and file system can comprise secondary layers that can correspond to a container host connection and the host file system, providing fallback to existing data if changes within the container environment were not made, thereby enabling booting to proceed in a traditional manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Axel Rietschin, Margarit Simeonov Chenchev, Frederick J. Smith, IV, Benjamin M. Schultz, Hari R. Pulapaka
  • Patent number: 11327919
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable media and computer-implemented method for automated network adapter activation in connection with fibre channel uplink mapping. The system includes a non-virtualized storage area network switch having a plurality of fibre channel ports. Each of the fibre channel ports is coupled to a corresponding cable to at least partly define a fibre channel uplink. The system also includes a plurality of client devices. Each client device has a network adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Chase A. Aleshire, Benjamin D. Williams
  • Patent number: 11329835
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for authenticating an IoT device. The method, performed by the IoT device authentication apparatus, includes transmitting, by the IoT device authentication apparatus, a random number to the IoT device and encrypting, by the IoT device authentication apparatus, the random number using a previously registered first white-box cryptography value through a white-box cryptography method; generating, by the IoT device, a first device response value from a previously registered first device challenge value using a Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) and encrypting, by the IoT device, the random number, received from the IoT device authentication apparatus, using the first device response value; and performing, by the IoT device authentication apparatus, authentication of the IoT device by checking whether the random number encrypted using the white-box cryptography method matches the random number encrypted using the PUF, which is received from the IoT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Byoung-Koo Kim, Seung-Yong Yoon, You-Sung Kang, Doo-Ho Choi, Ik-Kyun Kim, Tae-Sung Kim, Mi-Kyung Oh, Sang-Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 11327876
    Abstract: In some examples, a server receives configuration data from a device. The server receives a software or firmware update from a vendor and determines, based on the configuration data, that the update is installable on the device. The server creates and configures a container, based on the configuration data, to create a replica of the device. The server installs the update in the replica and performs multiple tests that generate logs. If the logs indicate that the update caused no issues, the server sends the update to the device. If the logs indicate that the update caused an issue, the server sends the update to the vendor. In response, the server receives, from the vendor, a modified update that addresses the issue, installs the modified update in the replica, performs the tests, determines that the modified update causes no issues, and sends the modified update to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Parminder Singh Sethi, Sharmad Shashir Naik, Akshita Das
  • Patent number: 11321098
    Abstract: The multi-operating system device comprises a processor, a transceiver, and an output device. The processor is configured to host a first operating system in the foreground and a second operating system (OS2) in the background, or vice versa. The output device is configured to be controlled by an OS hosted in the foreground. The transceiver is configured to receive a S1 from a notification device over a communication system, the S1 indicating a notification associated to the OS2. The output device further is configured to output the notification associated to the second OS2 when the OS1 is hosted in the foreground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Li, Guowei Xu, Bin Li
  • Patent number: 11314520
    Abstract: A method is implemented by a control terminal communicable with a computer, and includes: receiving a modification request, obtaining a configuration path that contains a target option name of a target option to be modified and a target page name of a target page; obtaining a current page name of a current page presented in a current setup screen of BIOS of the computer; transmitting a control instruction to the computer so as to enable the computer to switch contents presented in the current setup screen from the current page to the target page, and to change option selection from a current option to the target option; and transmitting a modification instruction to the computer so as to enable the computer to modify the target option to have a target configuration value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Mitac Computing Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jyun-Hong Li, Chi-Hao Kuan
  • Patent number: 11314496
    Abstract: Techniques for an ultra-fast installation of a new operating system are provided. Conventional dependencies are ignored in a way that allows multiple components to be installed at once, even when certain components traditionally could not be installed until one or more other components had successfully completed their installation. An operating system executing on a computing device receives a container with files that collectively include a new operating system and a definition with the locations for the files in memory. An uninstalled state may be assigned to each file. Each file may be moved from the container to the location specified in the definition in parallel and independently of other files. After each file is moved, each file may be switched from the uninstalled state to the installed state. The new operating system may be transitioned from an uninstalled state to an installed state once files are switched to installed states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Abraham Richard Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11310112
    Abstract: Automatic server configuration by a switch may include determining, by a firmware interface application of the switch, a configuration pattern for a plurality of servers; generating, by a network caching application of the switch, a network cache; receiving, based on the configuration pattern, a solution stack; storing the solution stack in the network cache; and providing, from the network cache, the solution stack to the plurality of servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Vivek Kashyap
  • Patent number: 11307869
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for receiving, by an information handling system firmware driver, a request for a feature associated with information handling system firmware, the feature stored in a baseboard management controller; determining a transfer size associated with the feature; identifying a plurality of connectivity points, each of the plurality of connectivity points communicatively coupling the information handling system firmware driver to the baseboard management controller, and each of the plurality of connectivity points associated with a bandwidth; selecting a transport route from the plurality of connectivity points based in part on the transfer size associated with the feature; and in response to selecting the transport route: transmitting the request for the feature to the baseboard management controller via the transport route; receiving the feature from the baseboard management controller via the transport route; and providing the feature to the information handling system firm
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: William Carl Edwards, III, Sankara Rao Gara, Aniruddha Suresh Herekar
  • Patent number: 11307964
    Abstract: A task may be executed using a domain specific language (DSL) debugger, the task including one or more modules. A module debugger associated with a module of the one or more modules of the task may be identified. Task debugging data associated with the execution of the task using the DSL debugger may be transmitted to the identified module debugger. Module debugging data may be received from the identified module debugger. Multi-level debugging data including the task debugging data and the received module debugging data may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Red Hat Israel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Bregman, David Sariel
  • Patent number: 11301381
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for improved power loss protection in a memory sub-system of a device. In particular, a power loss protection component allocates a portion of the memory sub-system to non-volatile memory. Responsive to detecting a trigger event at the device, wherein the trigger event may include asynchronous power loss of the device, the power loss protection component detects data written to a volatile cache of the memory sub-system, retrieves the data from the volatile cache, and writes the data to the portion of the memory sub-system allocated to the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew M. Kowles
  • Patent number: 11301553
    Abstract: An electronic device includes one or more sensors, a user interface having one or more user interface output devices, and one or more processors operable with the one or more sensors and the user interface. The one or more processors receive, from the user interface, a command to power OFF the electronic device. Upon failing to detect, with the one or more sensors, an authorized user of the electronic device as a source of the command to power OFF the electronic device, the one or more processors disable the one or more user interface output devices while leaving the one or more sensors operational.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid Alameh, Thomas Merrell, Jarrett Simerson
  • Patent number: 11301217
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods that include user interfaces (“UIs”) and a controller for automating the building, management, and distribution of operation systems (“OSes”) with different customizations for different users. A UI may include selectable elements for different OS distributions, and may present a first set of components from a selected particular OS distribution and a second set of components that are not included with the particular OS distribution. The controller may generate a custom OS build based on a first subset of components that are selected from the first set of components, and a second subset of components that are selected from the second set of component using the UI. The controller may provide a repository that is accessed with an identifier and that links to each selected component of the custom OS build, and may distribute the custom OS build from the repository to a node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CTRL IQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Mustafa Gezen, Gregory Kurtzer, John Frey, Neil Hanlon
  • Patent number: 11301261
    Abstract: A disclosed information handling system is configured to display a consistent logo or image throughout a platform initialization process. In a first-time boot, in a DXE phase, image information is read from firmware storage and processed for native resolution for a display panel and HOB information is saved to firmware volumes with Hand-Off Block (HOB) information. In subsequent iterations of the platform initialization process, the processed image is displayed early in a PEI phase and the HOB information is stored with the processed image. The image is displayed throughout the DXE and BDS phases of each subsequent platform initialization process and the display is consistent for different information handling systems and display panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ruhull Alam Bhuiyan, Carl Claude McAdams, Amit Kumar Tiwari, Frank Quintanilla, III
  • Patent number: 11301258
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device may initiate a chat session with a software agent on a server. During the chat session, the software agent may ask questions and receive answers in response. The server may process logs sent from the computing device and a transcript of the chat session to identify tokens. A supervised learning model on the server may select a script based on the tokens and send the script to the computing device. The computing device may store the script in non-volatile memory and boot into a setup state of a basic input output system (BIOS) of the computing device. The BIOS may retrieve the script, convert BIOS procedure calls in the script into an action tree, and execute the actions in the action tree, causing a virtual mouse and/or virtual keyboard to provide input to the BIOS to modify the BIOS to address an issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Shekar Babu Suryanarayana, Neeraj Kumar Pant, Manikandan Radhakrishnan
  • Patent number: 11295026
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium for detecting an occurrence of visual hacking via a visual hacking detection operation which includes: receiving a surveillance image; processing the surveillance image to generate surveillance image data; and, performing a visual hacking detection operation using the surveillance image data, the visual hacking detection operation determining whether visual hacking has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Forcepoint, LLC
    Inventors: Yacov Schondorf, Michael Elazar, Uri Elias, Gil Vinokoor
  • Patent number: 11290435
    Abstract: Data storage operation commands are digitally signed to enhance data security in a distributed system. A data storage client and a compute-enabled data storage device may share access to a cryptographic key. The data storage client uses the cryptographic key to digitally sign commands transmitted to the data storage device, which can use its copy to verify a digital signature of a command before fulfilling the command. The storage device can also determine whether to perform a transformation, such that requests authenticated to a first identity might receive cleartext while a request authenticated to a second identity might receive ciphertext. The compute-enabled storage device can also receive unauthenticated calls and attempt to retrieve the appropriate key from a key management service or other such source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Jason Brandwine, Gregory Branchek Roth
  • Patent number: 11288373
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method of performing a secure boot operation in an autonomous driving vehicle includes reading a first marker from a storage device in which the storage device includes a plurality of partitions and at least the first marker. The plurality of partitions includes a first partition including stored software, the first marker associated with the first partition, and wherein the first marker includes a unique identifier and an authentication code. The method further includes determining if the read first marker associated with the first partition is valid during a boot-up operation and executing the stored software in the first partition if the read first marker is determined valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Shengjin Zhou, Manjiang Zhang, Tiffany Zhang, Min Guo, Xu Zhou, Ji Li
  • Patent number: 11281471
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a processor and a basic input/output system communicatively coupled to the processor and comprising a plurality of firmware volumes embodied in non-transitory computer readable media, each firmware volume comprising executable code for a respective functionality of the basic input/output system, wherein the basic input/output system is configured to, based on the presence or absence of an action or event associated with the basic input/output system, select a boot path for execution from a plurality of boot paths, each of the plurality of boot paths comprising a respective trust chain of a subset of the plurality of firmware volumes and execute the boot path selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Balasingh P. Samuel, Anand Prakash Joshi
  • Patent number: 11275693
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for microcontroller (MCU) memory relocation. The MCU includes a central processing unit (CPU) and memory, but lacks a memory management unit (MMU). In one embodiment of the method, a first program is selected for execution by the CPU. The first program is one of a plurality of programs stored in the memory of the MCU. Each of the programs includes position dependent instructions. The programs are compiled from source code written in position dependent code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS AMERICA INC.
    Inventor: Jon Matthew Brabender
  • Patent number: 11275591
    Abstract: The invention provides a data storage device comprising a controller and a data storage unit. The data storage unit comprises a first system storage area and a second system storage area. The first system storage area stores an original operating system, and comprises a first initial sector address. The second system storage area stores a backup operating system, and comprises a second initial sector address. The controller comprises a firmware. A boot pointer offset procedure is defined in the firmware. A boot pointer is preset by the firmware to point to the first initial sector address of the first system storage area, and therefore a boot operation is executed by the original operating system. When the original operating system damages, the firmware executes the boot pointer offset procedure to offset the boot pointer to the second initial sector address, and executes the boot operation by the backup operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Innodisk Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Sheng Chen, Chih-Ching Wu
  • Patent number: 11275592
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may receive an interrupt from a device associated with the information handling, the device different from a memory medium; retrieve an executable from the device; store the executable via the memory medium; provide a signal to an operating system executing on the information handling system, the signal indicating that the executable was stored via the memory medium; and execute the executable via the processor, the executable configured to: retrieve, from the device, a device driver and firmware for the device; and install the device driver and the firmware for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Sumanth Vidyadhara, Vivekanandh Narayanasamy Rajagopalan, Raveendra Babu Madala, Srikanth Kondapi
  • Patent number: 11269654
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for booting startup of an electronic device, an electronic device, and a readable storage medium. The electronic device includes a boot program Boot, an operating system, a preset boot memory, and a display screen, wherein the preset boot memory is configured to store image information. The method for booting startup of an electronic device includes: running the boot program Boot to start up the operating system, and during the startup of the operating system by the boot program Boot, refreshing, by the boot program Boot, the image information stored in the preset boot memory to a controller of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dongbo Cao
  • Patent number: 11269730
    Abstract: Structure monitoring software includes measuring software, arithmetic software, and communication software. The measuring software collects an output signal from an inertial sensor, stores a result of collection into a first storage unit, and outputs the result of collection to the arithmetic software. The arithmetic software computes the result of collection received from the measuring software, stores a result of computation into a second storage unit, and outputs the result of computation to the communication software. The communication software stores the result of computation received from the arithmetic software into a third storage unit and transmits the result of computation to outside. Management software determines whether each of the measuring software, the arithmetic software, and the communication software is operating normally or not, and terminates and restarts the software that is not operating normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Takeda
  • Patent number: 11269016
    Abstract: A USB test device for testing a power feed device having a USB plug includes: a connector connected to the USB plug; a communication control unit that communicates with the power feed device through a communication line of the connector; a load control unit capable of controlling a load of a power supply line of the connector receiving power supply from the power feed device; a test control unit that gives an instruction to the load control unit based on power supply information which was obtained by the communication control unit and which is about a combination of electric power that can be supplied from the power feed device, and examines a state of power supply to the load from the power feed device; and a display unit that displays a result of examination by the test control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Maruoka