Loading Initialization Program (e.g., Booting, Rebooting, Warm Booting, Remote Booting, Bios, Initial Program Load (ipl), Bootstrapping) Patents (Class 713/2)
  • Patent number: 10742701
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a display, one or more processors, memory, and one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors. The one or more programs include instructions for detecting a display change associated with media content item represented on a display, transmitting a request (e.g., to a server) for at least a portion of the media content item, receiving the requested portion of the media content item, storing the received portion of the media content item in a local cache, receiving a user input indicative of the selection of the media content item, and presenting the received portion of the media content item in response to receiving the user input indicative of the selection of the media content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Sten Garmark, Quenton Cook, Gustav Soderstrom, Ivo Silva, Michelle Kadir, Peter Stromberg
  • Patent number: 10740468
    Abstract: An example computing system in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure includes a first controller and a second controller. The first controller is to verify integrity of a first root of trust (ROT), and generate an integrity signal indicating the results. The second controller is to verify integrity of a second ROT, write the firmware image to the first controller, and verify integrity of the written firmware image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Suhas Shivanna, Patrick L Gibbons, Shiva R Dasari, Luis E Luciani, Jr., Kevin G Depew
  • Patent number: 10732687
    Abstract: An electronic device proof against surge currents arising from hot-swapping components comprises a platform controller hub chip, an electronic component, a serial peripheral interface, and a power supply unit. The power supply unit comprises a power supply and a Zener diode, the power supply outputs a first voltage to the Zener diode, the diode converts the received first voltage to a second voltage and outputs the second voltage to one or more electronic components and the platform controller chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Hui Tong, Tai-Chen Wang, Jun Sun
  • Patent number: 10732963
    Abstract: An information handling system operating an automated UEFI variable update management system may comprise a processor executing machine-readable executable code instructions of the automated UEFI variable update management system to save to a memory and execute a first plurality of UEFI variables included in a first terse executable image, to receive a second terse executable image including a second plurality of UEFI variables in a second preset order, wherein each of the first plurality of UEFI variables and the second plurality of UEFI variables including a variable value, and a variable key pointing to a variable value location in the memory, to compare the first plurality of UEFI variables to the second plurality of UEFI variables, to retrieve from the first terse executable image and store in a variable update map the first plurality of UEFI variables, to retrieve from the second terse executable image and store in the variable update map the second plurality of UEFI variables, and to store the variable
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Michael W. Arms, Justin L. Frodsham
  • Patent number: 10726133
    Abstract: UEFI images can be securely loaded at runtime so that it is unnecessary to flash the entire platform firmware whenever a UEFI image is added or updated. The platform firmware can include an OEM file list that maps file GUIDs to public keys. When it is desired to add a UEFI image, the OEM can employ one of the file GUIDs in the OEM file list and a private key corresponding to the mapped public key to create the UEFI image. During the PEI phase of the boot process, a verification module in the platform firmware can verify any added UEFI image using the OEM file list. Additionally, to ensure that the added UEFI images will pass the subsequent Secure Boot verification, a sync module can add custom Secure Boot keys for the added UEFI images to the Secure Boot databases during the DXE phase of the boot process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Sumanth Vidyadhara, Anand Prakash Joshi
  • Patent number: 10728024
    Abstract: Technologies for utilizing a runtime code present in an option read only memory (ROM) include a sled that includes a device having an option ROM with runtime code indicative of a runtime function of the device. The sled is to detect, in a boot process, the device on the sled, access, in the boot process, the runtime code in the option ROM of the detected device to identify the runtime function, and execute, in a runtime process, the runtime function associated with the runtime code. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Murugasamy K. Nachimuthu, Mohan J. Kumar
  • Patent number: 10725791
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an operating system is booted based on results of boot-up operations performed during a shutdown. In operation, during a shutdown phase of an operating system, one or more boot-up operations are performed, and the results of these operations are stored in memory. During a boot-up phase of the operating system, the results are received, and the operating system is booted based on the one or more results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Rohit Mewar, Eugine Varghese
  • Patent number: 10719475
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed which may consolidate a flash management entity using IO virtualization. The consolidation may occur in a centralized location. Furthermore, a boot strap may be created to allow booting of the micro server from a virtualized firmware management entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ganesh A. Kumar, Yogindar Das Yasodhar
  • Patent number: 10714163
    Abstract: An integrated circuit is operable to communicate with an external component. The integrated circuit may include driver circuits for outputting clock signals and associated control signals to the external component in accordance with a predetermined interface protocol. The clock signals may toggle more frequently than the associated control signals. To help mitigate potential transistor aging effects that could negatively impact timing margins for the control signals, the control signals may be periodically toggled even during idle periods as allowed by the predetermined interface protocol to help improve timing margins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tat Hin Tan, Chee Hak Teh, Tick Sern Loh, Wilfred Wee Kee King, Yu Ying Ong
  • Patent number: 10712792
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a battery, a managed device, a host processing complex to instantiate a hosted processing environment, a wireless management module, and a management controller coupled to the wireless management module. The wireless management module includes a wireless transceiver. When the host processing complex is unpowered, the wireless management module receives power from the battery and receives configuration information for the managed device via the wireless transceiver. The management manages the managed device out of band from the hosted processing environment based upon the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Sajjad Ahmed, Travis E. Taylor, III, Arulnambi Raju, Sudhir Shetty, Jeffrey M. Lairsey, David M. Warden, Pritesh F. Prabhu, Jinsaku Masuyama, John R. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10706179
    Abstract: The example embodiments are directed to a system and method for secure provisioning of secrets into MPSoC devices using untrusted third-party systems. In one example, the method includes generating a random number sequence from a true random number generator to produce secret information, storing the secret information in an on-chip secure storage, encrypting, in a device and using public key encryption, the secret information to generate an encrypted message, and transmitting the encrypted message to a third-party system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Krzysztof Michal Kepa, Willard Monten Wiseman, David Safford, Wesley Michael Skeffington, William David Smith, II
  • Patent number: 10706152
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a processor subsystem configured to execute a hypervisor, wherein the hypervisor is configured to host a plurality of virtual machines and a memory subsystem communicatively coupled to the processor subsystem. The memory subsystem may be configured to implement namespaces for the hypervisor and the plurality of virtual machines and implement for each of the namespaces a concealed namespace object store as a hidden metadata area of the memory subsystem unexposed to the hypervisor and the plurality of virtual machines, each concealed namespace object store comprising metadata for an associated namespace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Shekar Babu Suryanarayana, Yogesh P. Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10698716
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are related to a method, a system, and a non-transitory computer readable medium for backing up a virtual machine. In one aspect, an instruction to store a requested state of a virtual machine is received. Configurations of the virtual machine in the requested state are determined, and a configuration data indicative of the determined configurations of the virtual machine is generated. The configuration data is stored. Another instruction to load the virtual machine in the requested state from a plurality of states of the virtual machine may be received. The stored configuration data indicative of the configurations of the virtual machine in the requested state may be retrieved. The configurations of the virtual machine in the requested state may be identified based on the retrieved configuration data, and the virtual machine in the requested state may be loaded according to the identified configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NUTANIX, INC.
    Inventors: Ravikanth Samprathi, Srinivas Bandi Ramesh Babu, Thomas Hill, Aroosh Sohi
  • Patent number: 10699016
    Abstract: A boot secure device that performs a secure booting operation of a semiconductor system includes an external memory interface that provides an interface with an external memory, a first internal memory that stores a boot image stored in the external memory, a second internal memory that stores a hash of a first public key, a secure accelerator that verifies the boot image using the hash of the first public key, and a secure boot sequencer that includes a plurality of states and a plurality of operation and that controls the external memory interface, the first internal memory, the second internal memory, and the secure accelerator using at least one of the plurality of operations when a state transition occurs between two of the plurality of states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jin-Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 10691468
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and a computer system are provided. The computer system includes a BMC. The BMC receives, through a management platform on the BMC, a first part of initialization data from an initialization component of a host of the BMC. The BMC also receives an indication of a location at an initialization storage device of the host. The BMC then obtains access to the initialization storage device. The BMC reads a second part of the initialization data from the location of the initialization storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Venkatesan Balakrishnan, Sivaraman Nainar, Biswanath Basak
  • Patent number: 10691888
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, a terminal, and an apparatus for extracting a headword and a computer-readable storage medium, wherein the method comprises: acquiring a text information input by a user; determining an out-edge weight of each search term of the text information; calculating a linkage-matrix for the each search term; calculating a priori score of the each search term according to a preset document library; determining a random jumping vector for the each search term according to the priori score; calculating a first preliminary score of the each search term according to the linkage-matrix and the random jumping vector; determining a second preliminary score of the each search term according to a preset part-of-speech configuration rule; determining a final degree score of the each search term according to the first preliminary score and the second preliminary score; extracting the headword of the text information according to the final degree score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PING AN TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zishen Lv, Yong Wei, Qingyuan Zhao, Liang Xu, Jing Xiao
  • Patent number: 10691565
    Abstract: A storage control device includes a first memory, a second memory, and a processor. The first memory stores therein a first startup program for starting up the storage control device. The second memory stores therein a second startup program for starting up the storage control device. The processor performs a startup process of starting up the storage control device by executing the first startup program stored in the first memory. The processor performs diagnosis for the first memory during the startup process. The processor restores, in a case where an abnormality is detected in a first portion of a first area of the first memory, first data stored in the first portion by overwriting the first data with data of a part of the second startup program stored in the second memory. The first area is a storage area in which the first startup program is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Kyohei Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10671723
    Abstract: Techniques are described for automatically incorporating lifecycle context information for a secured environment into an intrusion detection system monitoring the secured environment's operations. In one example, an indication of a potentially malicious action occurring in a secured environment monitored by an intrusion detection system is identified. A lifecycle-based context associated with a lifecycle operations manager (LOM) is accessed, where the LOM is responsible for managing lifecycle operations associated with components in the secured environment, and where the context stores information associated with lifecycle operations executed by the LOM. A determination is made as to whether the potentially malicious action associated with the indication is associated with information associated with an executed lifecycle operation stored in the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Rouven Krebs, Juergen Frank
  • Patent number: 10671442
    Abstract: Dynamic preparation of a new network environment, and subsequent monitoring thereof is disclosed. It is automatically determined that a new network environment is designated for creation. A subset of computing hosts is identified from a pool of computing hosts for the new network environment. Network provisioning metadata for each computing host is determined. The network provisioning metadata for each computing host includes a communication address of a baseboard management controller that controls the computing host, and authentication credentials that authorize communication with the baseboard management controller. The network provisioning metadata is stored on a storage device in a predetermined format associated with a network environment provisioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Foster, Jr., Kambiz Aghaiepour, Joseph D. Talerico
  • Patent number: 10664164
    Abstract: The present invention is applicable to the field of hard disk processing technologies, and provides a hard disk system operation method, a storage system, and a processor. The method includes: starting, by a processor, a Boot Loader recorded in a non-volatile storage medium, configuring an IP address for the storage system after the loader is started, and then establishing, based on the IP address, an IP transmission channel between an external interface and a server; obtaining, by the processor, hard disk firmware from the external interface, where the hard disk firmware is received by the external interface from the server through the IP transmission channel; and suspending, by the processor, a hard disk, and loading the hard disk firmware to a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaosong Lei, Yuan Yuan
  • Patent number: 10664288
    Abstract: Techniques for obtaining environment information are disclosed. In an embodiment, a host that has not yet completed a boot process obtains information (also referred to as “environment information”) about facilities that are available for use in a computing environment. The host does not need any functionality that is enabled through a complete boot process to obtain the environment information. The environment information is used for configuring a system service or application on the host, prior to initialization of the system service or application. Initializing the system service or application with such configurations prepares the system service or application to interact with the existing facilities. In an embodiment, a validator validates functional requirements for a computing environment. The validator obtains the environment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mike Jared Carlson, Paul Gregory Greenstein
  • Patent number: 10656921
    Abstract: A code reuse user interface executed by a processor allows a code developer to specify unused data variables of a coded object definition to be reused, from pre-existing code within a new application, as a partial object without instantiation of the unused data variables. An indication from the code developer that at least one data variable of the reused coded object definition is specified as unused in the new application is detected within the code reuse user interface. The specified at least one unused data variable of the reused coded object definition is externalized from the code reuse user interface to a runtime environment, where as part of execution of the new application in the runtime environment, the runtime environment instantiates the reused coded object definition as the partial object without instantiation of the specified at least one unused data variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kulvir S. Bhogal, Nitin Gaur, Christopher D. Johnson, Brian K. Martin
  • Patent number: 10657017
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include systems and methods to service an electronic device. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a request to service an electronic device communicatively connected to a test station. The method also includes obtaining a device model and an image group of the electronic device and determining criteria to service the electronic device in accordance with a desired setup, where each image group is associated with one or more different device models. The method further includes transmitting a request to service the electronic device to a management system having an image of applications compatible with the image group of the electronic device. The method further includes receiving at least one of a virtual hard drive storing a copy of the image of the applications and an indication of a location of the virtual hard drive. The method further includes executing the applications to service the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FedEx Supply Chain Logistic & Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel McCarty
  • Patent number: 10657237
    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 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid Alameh, Thomas Merrell, Jarrett Simerson
  • Patent number: 10649863
    Abstract: According to certain aspects, a method of creating customized bootable images for client computing devices in an information management system can include: creating a backup copy of each of a plurality of client computing devices, including a first client computing device; subsequent to receiving a request to restore the first client computing device to the state at a first time, creating a customized bootable image that is configured to directly restore the first client computing device to the state at the first time, wherein the customized bootable image includes system state specific to the first client computing device at the first time and one or more drivers associated with hardware existing at time of restore on a computing device to be rebooted; and rebooting the computing device to the state of the first client computing device at the first time from the customized bootable image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Commvault Sytems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paramasivam Kumarasamy, Amit Mitkar, Sumedh Pramod Degaonkar
  • Patent number: 10649847
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprising: a plurality of communication processes, each performing communication process on a flow associated thereto; a plurality of network interfaces, each of the network interfaces adapted to be connected to a network; a dispatcher that receives a packet from the network interface and dispatches the packet to an associated communication process, based on a dispatch rule that defines association of a flow to a communication process to which the flow is dispatched; and a control unit that performs control to roll back each of the communication processes using saved image thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Sasaki, Adrian Perrig, Srdjan Capkun, Claudio Soriente, Ramya Jayaram Masti, Jason Lee
  • Patent number: 10642682
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for an interactive, multi-level failsafe capability. In some embodiments, a failed count indicative of a number of failed attempts to launch an application may be received. A failsafe mode level corresponding to the failed count may be determined. The failsafe mode level may be initialized in response to determining the failsafe mode level corresponding to the failed count. The failsafe mode level may determine the functionality that may be enabled. Users may perform interactive debugging by editing configuration settings and manually enabling functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon K. Franks, Maria E. Smith
  • Patent number: 10635470
    Abstract: Implementations describe hibernating virtual machines (VMs). In one implementation, a method includes receiving, by a first virtual processor of a VM executed by a processing device, an instruction from a sleep-handling module of the VM to invoke a sleep function of a hypervisor executed by the processing device to manage the VM, transmitting, by the first virtual processor of the VM, a request to the hypervisor to put the VM to sleep, wherein the hypervisor, in response to the request, to stop the first virtual processor subsequent to stopping a second virtual processor of the VM, and initiating execution on the first virtual processor and on the second virtual processor responsive to the hypervisor re-starting the first and second virtual processors in response to a wake event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Red Hat Israel, LTD
    Inventors: Michael Tsirkin, Dor Laor
  • Patent number: 10635607
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to improve boot efficiency. An example apparatus includes a firmware support package (FSP) configuration engine to retrieve an FSP reset (FSP-R) component from a platform memory, a firmware interface table (FIT) manager to assign an entry to a FIT for the FSP-R component and assign respective entries to the FIT for auxiliary FSP components, and an FSP configuration engine to transfer platform control to the FSP-R component to control execution of the auxiliary FSP components in response to a platform reset vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rangasai V. Chaganty, Vincent Zimmer, Satya P. Yarlagadda, Giri P. Mudusuru, Jiewen Yao, Xiang Ma, Ravi Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 10635438
    Abstract: A method and system to provide user-level multithreading are disclosed. The method according to the present techniques comprises receiving programming instructions to execute one or more shared resource threads (shreds) via an instruction set architecture (ISA). One or more instruction pointers are configured via the ISA; and the one or more shreds are executed simultaneously with a microprocessor, wherein the microprocessor includes multiple instruction sequencers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Grochowski, Hong Wang, John P. Shen, Perry H. Wang, Jamison D. Collins, James Held, Partha Kundu, Raya Leviathan, Tin-Fook Ngai
  • Patent number: 10635450
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first memory, a second memory, and a controller. The first memory stores data of a boot-up instruction, and the second memory stores setting information associated with a condition in which communication with an external device is performed. The controller stores the setting information having a self-setting value in the second memory, before the second memory stores the setting information based on a command from the external device. The controller provides the data of the boot-up instruction to the external device in response to a memory read request received from the external device under a condition defined by the self-setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwanggu Lee, Jongmin Kim
  • Patent number: 10628579
    Abstract: A processor in a computer system, the processor including a mechanism supporting a Secure Object that comprises information that is protected so that other software on said computer system cannot access or undetectably tamper with said information, thereby protecting both a confidentiality and an integrity of the Secure Object information while making the Secure Object information available to the Secure Object itself during execution of the Secure Object. The mechanism includes a crypto mechanism that decrypts and integrity-checks Secure Object information as said Secure Object information moves into the computer system from an external storage system, and encrypts and updates an integrity value for Secure Object information as said Secure Object information moves out of the computer system to the external storage system, and a memory protection mechanism that protects the confidentiality and integrity of Secure Object information when that information is in the memory of the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Harold Boivie, Kattamuri Ekanadham, Kenneth Alan Goldman, William Eric Hall, Guerney Douglass Holloway Hunt, Bhushan Pradip Jain, Mohit Kapur, Dimitrios Pendarakis, David Robert Safford, Peter Anthony Sandon, Enriquillo Valdez
  • Patent number: 10620932
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to updating a firmware image on a coherent hardware accelerator concurrently with executing operations on the coherent hardware accelerator. According to one embodiment, while executing accelerator-enabled operations on the coherent hardware accelerator, a system stores a firmware update package in a local memory on the coherent hardware accelerator. Once the firmware update package is stored in local memory on the coherent hardware accelerator, the system restarting the coherent hardware accelerator by pausing the execution of at least a first operation initiated on the coherent hardware accelerator and applying the firmware update package to the firmware image on the coherent hardware accelerator. Once the firmware update package is applied to the coherent hardware accelerator, the system resumes the operation on the coherent hardware accelerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andre L. Albot, Vishal C. Aslot, Thomas V. Burks, III, John D. Dietel
  • Patent number: 10621431
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a first light source accessible to the processor, a second light source different from the first light source that is accessible to the processor, a camera accessible to the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to actuate the first light source to execute a first function using the camera and actuate the second light source to execute a second function different from the first function using the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: David W. Douglas, Joseph David Plunkett
  • Patent number: 10613872
    Abstract: A system including a BIOS system comprising a first memory device configured to store data associated with a computer system is provided. The first memory device is a non-volatile random-access memory device. The system further includes a second non-volatile memory device configured to store a set of instructions for execution by a processor during initialization of the computer system. The set of instructions comprises at least one instruction configured to read a data value stored in the first memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, LLC
    Inventor: Keith Grandin
  • Patent number: 10616944
    Abstract: A computer system includes a memory and computer-readable instructions stored at the memory and executable by a microprocessor to: initiating power on mode in order to execute UEFI firmware for OS boot up procedure; initiating pairing with a wireless device; saving a pairing connection data of the wireless device to memory; retrieving the pairing connection data under Operating System environment; and initiating automatic pairing with the wireless device based on the pairing connection data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventor: Chin-Sung Lo
  • Patent number: 10614220
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and a method for secure boot of an engine management system, in which the system for secure boot of an engine management system, comprises a memory in which a boot code and at least one application are stored, a host CPU for sending a start-up command to a hardware security module HSM when a start-on or reset event occurs, and transmitting a remaining memory area authentication command to the HSM after executing the boot code when boot code authentication success is received from the HSM, and the HSM for starting up and performing authentication of the boot code stored in the memory as the start-up command is received, sending a boot code authentication result to the host CPU, and performing authentication of the rest of the memory excluding the boot code when the remaining memory area authentication command is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun-Ho Shin, Dae-Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10609076
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving an indication of a selection of a first application environment that includes a first virtual environment associated with a first security domain and is configured to isolate execution of software applications within the first application environment, suspending execution of a second application environment that includes a second virtual environment associated with a second security domain different from the first security domain, initiating execution of the first application environment, identifying information associated with the first security domain and provided by the first application environment that is to be sent to an external computing device associated with the first security domain, selecting communication network(s) from one or more communication networks that are each available to the mobile computing device for data communication, encrypting, based on the first security domain and network(s), the information, and sending, to the external computing device via
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy Hartley, Ranga Ramanujan, Jafar Al-Gharaibeh
  • Patent number: 10599544
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining whether to reboot a computing node. Data specifying user behaviors and intra-box and inter-box factors associated with computing nodes are collected and classified in groups. Rules corresponding to the groups are generated. Each rule includes an indicator of whether the corresponding group is associated with permitting or not permitting a reboot. Computing node data is received which specifies intra-box and inter-box factors of the computing node and user operations of the computing node. After determining that the computing node data matches one of the groups, it is determined that a rule corresponding to the group includes an indicator of whether the computing node is permitted to be rebooted. Based on the indicator, the computing node is rebooted or not rebooted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Qing Feng Zhang, Xue Feng Gao, Shan Gao, Peng Han, Zhen Yang Shi
  • Patent number: 10599521
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a processor complex and a baseboard management controller (BMC). The processor complex provides boot status information in response to a system boot process of the processor complex. The BMC receives first boot status information from the processor complex in response to a first system boot process, compares the first boot status information to baseline status information to determine first boot status difference information, compares the first boot status difference information to baseline boot status difference information to determine that the information handling system experienced an anomaly during the first system boot process, and sends an alert that indicates that the first system boot process experienced the anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Lambert, Andrew Butcher, Anh Luong
  • Patent number: 10599199
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method can include receiving a command to shut down an electronic device based on a measurement of power delivery to the electronic device. After receiving the command to shut down, the method can determine whether an indication of remaining power capacity at the electronic device exceeds a threshold value. The method can shut down the electronic device and, after shutting down the electronic device, in accordance with a determination that the indication of remaining power capacity exceeds the threshold value, automatically reboot the electronic device. In accordance with a determination that the indication of the remaining power capacity does not exceed the threshold value, automatically rebooting the electronic device can be foregone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cyril De La Cropte De Chanterac, Michael Eng, Karen Eckert, Alessandro Pelosi, David M. Demuro, Stephen D. Sterz, Nicholas W. Ruhter
  • Patent number: 10592256
    Abstract: A secondary processing system that is coupled to a primary processing system and a display system accesses a first memory system to load initial boot instructions and a video interpreter binary during a boot operation. The secondary processing system initializes the display controller included in the display system to provide a first graphical user interface for display on the display screen using the video interpreter binary and executes the initial boot instructions. The secondary processing system then detects a first interrupt event during the execution of the initial boot instructions and, in response, triggers the video interpreter binary to update the first graphical user interface displayed on the display screen to provide a second graphical user interface for display on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Anh Dinh Luong
  • Patent number: 10587421
    Abstract: A method includes verifying that firmware of a device is trusted and contains a root of trust. The method also includes verifying that a protected storage of the device contains a private or secret key associated with a device certificate that is stored in a persistent storage of the device. The method further includes verifying the device certificate of the device using the root of trust. In addition, the method includes, in response to verifying that the protected storage contains the private or secret key associated with the device certificate and verifying the device certificate, determining that the device is a genuine device. The root of trust could include a trusted certificate or a trusted public key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Michal Hojsik, Harshal S. Haridas, Lukas Pohanka
  • Patent number: 10572269
    Abstract: A non-volatile main memory stores state information of at least one program executing in the system, and metadata indicating whether a system is to be resumed to a prior state on a next start. As part of restarting the system from a mode in which power is removed from the system, the system is resumed to the prior state using the state information stored in the non-volatile main memory, in response to the metadata indicating that the system is to be resumed to the prior state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Taciano Perez, Carlos Haas Costa, Joao Claudio Ambrosi, Diego Rahn Medaglia, Mauricio Nunes Porto, Roberto Bender
  • Patent number: 10572266
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes an integrated circuit such as a system on chip that operates in part from harvested power and that uses information about power harvesting conditions to alter a power-on sequence or boot sequence based on that information. In some embodiments, a method uses information about power harvesting and energy harvesting conditions to alter a power-on sequence or boot sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Everactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Benton H. Calhoun, David D. Wentzloff
  • Patent number: 10573333
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems for customizing user devices at the chipset level. Adjustments in BSP-chipset level parameters of the user devices may be performed depending on operating conditions of the user devices. Audio recording samples as well as other sensed conditions may be analyzed to determine a pre-loaded condition which causes self-adjustment of BSP-chipset level parameters of the user device. BSP-chipset level parameters may include any of a screen brightness, LED blinking behavior, LED color, speaker volume, microphone gain, noise cancellation, echo cancellation, battery performance, keypad mapping, touch screen calibration, Wi-Fi profile, WWAN carrier selection, scanner beep volume, the like, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Chirant Parikh
  • Patent number: 10574638
    Abstract: A user may desire to execute a process in a target environment. However, administrators may want control over processes that haven't been preapproved to prevent the execution of processes that may affect security and compliance within the environment. Implementation of a multi-factor execution gateway may grant the user limited access to execute the process himself at an otherwise restricted, protected, or decoupled environment, while ensuring security and compliance by obtaining approval from the appropriate authorities. For example, a request to execute the process in the environment may be detected, and a fingerprint may be generated based on parameters of the request. A signature for the fingerprint in the form of private key(s) acquired from authorizer(s) based on a level of authorization required for the process may be received to generate a key, and execution of the process may then be allowed at the environment using the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Alan Tus
  • Patent number: 10564957
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic machine that is able to update only necessary firmware. The electronic machine includes a panel unit, a storage device, a firmware-management unit, and a system-control unit. The storage device stores a plurality of firmware that is divided for each function, and that has version information to which package information is given that indicates a combination of latest versions of firmware that guarantees operation. The firmware-management unit has a latest version of a management table in which version information of the plurality of the latest versions of firmware, and package information that indicates a combination of the firmware are registered, and that is downloaded from an information-distribution server, and that based on an instruction to check versions of the firmware, checks whether or not version information of the respective firmware that is read from the storage device and version information that is registered in the management table match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kentaro Okamoto, Yoshitaka Matsuki, Kazuki Dozen
  • Patent number: 10552171
    Abstract: An approach for efficient booting. The approach loads a firmware into a memory from one or more integrated memories, wherein the one or more integrated memories are flash memories on a motherboard. The approach loads an operating system into the memory from the one or more integrated memories. Responsive to loading the operating system into the memory, the approach mounts one or more root filesystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yufei Li, Mengze Liao, Jian Tang, Jiang Yu
  • Patent number: 10547449
    Abstract: A method is provided for performing a cryptographic operation in a white-box implementation on a mobile device. The cryptographic operation is performed in the mobile device for a response to a challenge from a mobile device reader. The mobile device reader includes a time-out period within which the cryptographic operation must be completed by the mobile device. In accordance with an embodiment, a first time period to complete the cryptographic operation on the mobile device is determined. A predetermined number of dummy computations are added to the cryptographic operation to increase the first time period to a second time period. The second time period is only slightly less than the time-out period by a predetermined safety value to make it less likely a relay attack with be successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Petrus Adrianus Johannus Michiels, Jan Hoogerbrugge