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System and method for selectively executing different boot routines
depending on whether an error is detected
An information processing apparatus includes a rewritable non-volatile memory with first and second areas for storing a boot program, a central processing unit...
Remotely controlled boot manager
An apparatus and method for the administrator of a computer network to make changes to boot manager configuration from a server without any direct involvement at...
Hardware acceleration of boot-up utilizing a non-volatile disk cache
A computer system includes a nonvolatile memory positioned between a disk controller and a disk drive storing a boot program, in a computer system. Upon an...
Method and apparatus for multiple boot-up functionalities for a
programmable logic device (PLD)
According to one embodiment, a programmable logic assembly (200) may include a nonvolatile memory devices (202-0 and 202-1) coupled to an associated volatile...
Ferrule boot for optical connectors
A ferrule boot for attachment to an optical fiber ribbon has a channel extending therethrough. The channel has at its distal end a first tapered lead-in section...
Snowboard binding system
A snowboard binding system has a boot and a binding configured to be releasably coupled together. The boot has an upper portion, a sole portion, a front catch...
A strapless spur system having a base attached to a boot or other footwear, the spur assembly mating with the base on the footwear. A preferred embodiment...
Device for positioning a pair of overlapping flaps
A device for guiding a flap of a closure and, more particularly, a flap of a closure of an article of footwear. More particularly, the invention is directed to...
Replacing a unique identifier in a cloned computer system using program
module that runs only once during the...
A system and method for generating a unique identifier for a computer system is disclosed. A master computer system is prepared for duplication and configured to...
Initial program load in data processing network
Methods of booting a client data processing system attached to a control data processing system in a data processing network. At power-on or re-boot of a client...
Device and method for noninvasive, user replacement of an inoperable boot
A device (10) for user replacement of an inoperable, first boot loader program includes a boot memory (20) including the first boot loader program beginning at a...
Sealing assembly for constant velocity joint
A constant velocity type of universal joint includes a sealing structure that avoids the use of a flexible boot. The constant velocity joint includes a hollow...
Device for retaining a boot on a gliding board
A device for retaining a boot on a gliding board, such as a snowboard. The device includes a base and a rear support element, the latter being journalled on the...
Lace tightening device having a pocket for storing a blocking element, and
a boot having such device
A lace device for tightening or closing an article such as a boot upper, garment, or backpack including a lace and at least two series of at least one guide for...
Computer system for dynamically scaling busses during operation
Apparatus and method are disclosed for down scaling performance of a multibus multiprocessor computer system. One or more busses associated with one or more...
Method and system for supporting multiple operating systems on the same
disk running on different computers at...
A method and system for running, on different computers at the same time, multiple operating systems from the same shared system resource is provided. This is...
Method of remote booting of a client computer in a LAN
A method of remote booting of a client computer in a LAN. The client computer downloads the drivers and the operating systems needed from the server through a...
Low voltage charge pump apparatus and method
An apparatus and method for generating an elevated output voltage. The apparatus includes first and second boot nodes at which a respective elevated voltage is...
Snowboard binding system
A snowboard binding system includes a boot and a binding configured to be releasable coupled together. The boot has a mid sole constructed of a first material...
The boot comprises a cuff (4) articulated to a shell (1) and a leaf (6) for retaining the cuff which counteract its rearward tilting but give way when the force...
Device and method for releasing an in-memory executable image from its
dependence on a backing store
A Windows NT partitioning program partitions a storage device in Windows NT boot mode (i.e., after the Windows NT kernel loads device drivers and before the...
Method and apparatus for timing duration of initialization tasks during
A method and apparatus to provide accurate and automated timing of firmware routines, such as initialization tasks at boot time, is provided. Since each task...
Disk boot sector for software contract enforcement
Method and computer for implementing a technique that disables all the software on a disk until the user agrees to a software contract. In a departure from the...
Intelligent expansion ROM sharing bus subsystem
The present invention provides a RAID controller coupled to a host computer system through a primary PCI bus. The RAID controller includes a PCI application...
Booting a computer system using a last known good set of configuration data
A method and system provides for booting a computer system after configuration data becomes unusable. One method and system provides for booting the computer...
System and method for maintaining device name consistency during parallel
device discovery process
Device configuration processes operated within an operating system are run in parallel up until one or more new devices are detected. Once that occurs, the...
Power management strategy to support hot swapping of system blades during
A hot swappable system is described. It included software controlled hot swapping operations which provided a graceful booting or power-down of the system. In...
Composition comprising halogenated oil
A composition that can be used as lubricant for high electric field including spark plug boots is disclosed. The composition comprises, or is produced by...
Motorcar with an openable hard top
A motorcar with an openable hard top is of the type in which the roof (2) comprises a front portion (3) connected releasably to the upper cross-member of the...
Binding for a snow-sport device
A binding comprising a base plate (1) carrying, for holding a boot, front retention (2) and a heelpiece (7) mounted slidably on the base plate, and a traction...
In-line skate frame equipped with an anti-torsion bar
A frame of an in-line skate of the type constituted of a main body that includes a transverse base equipped with at least one front support surface for the boot...
Dog boot for hunting and other outdoor activities
An improved dog boot that covers a dog paw and lower leg and is designed to prevent the boot from twisting and sliding off the dog paw during hunting and other...
Showshoe with cam lock buckle
A snowshoe having a boot harness assembly includes one or more cam lock type buckles through which webbing straps are tightened. The cam lock buckle allows low...
System and method for optimizing a device driver by incorporating debugging
The invention relates to a method for executing, in a computer system 5, a device driver 10 which is used by a number of applications running on that system. A...
There is disclosed a method and apparatus for controlling access to and corruption of information in a computer system. In known "PC Virus" protection methods...
Body weight supports and teaching aid
The invention relates to body supports and teaching aids particular for use during skiing. Skiing to greater or to lesser degrees imposes strains on the muscles...
Step-in snowboard binding
Step-in snowboard binding designed to hold a boot by its sides. The binding includes at least one jaw (2) secured to a driving arm (9) intended to be driven by...
Binding mechanism for a touring snowboard
A binding mechanism is used to securely couple board sections of a touring snowboard together. The binding mechanism includes a first interface mounted to at...
Shift lever boot
A shift lever boot includes a top face having a shift lever hole face and including a plurality of crests and a plurality of valleys, and a bellow-like skirt...
System and method for providing a hibernation mode in an information
To provide an information handling system and a method of controlling the same which allows the state of the system to be saved without destructing other user...
Operating system software boot program execution method
A data server having a plurality of hot replaceable processing unit modules. Each module includes a motherboard having plugged therein: a CPU; a main memory; an...
Disablement of a write filter stored on a write-protected partition
A computer system having at least primary and secondary partitions, a primary write filter for write-protecting the primary partition, and a state machine. The...
Systems having shared memory and buses
In a system having a plurality of CPUs connected to a plurality of corresponding bus bridges which are connected in tandem, one of the plurality of bus bridges...
Boot support adjusting device for ski board or the like
A boot support includes a disc solidly secured on a ski board and engaged with a bracket for rotatably securing the bracket to the ski board. One or more pawls...
Device for retaining a boot on a gliding board adapted to snowboarding
A device for retaining a boot on a gliding board adapted to snowboarding. The device includes a base, an arrangement to retain the boot on the base, and a rear...
Snowboard boot with removable upper support
An embodiment of a snowboard boot with removable upper support includes a sole portion that cooperatively with an upwardly extending boot upper provides a volume...
Method and system for transferring an application program from system
firmware to a storage device
One aspect of the invention is a method and system for accessing at least one storage element in a processor-based system. The system comprises a memory for...
Process for the fabrication of an optical interconnection apparatus
A process is disclosed to fabricate an optical interconnection apparatus in which plural optical fibers having end portions are provided at ports of the optical...
Portable computer supporting paging functions
A portable computer is described that contains a circuit for receiving pages and performing security functions based on the received page. Once a page has been...