US Patent Application No: 2004/0015,941

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Information-processing apparatus equipped with nonvolatile memory device and firmware-updating method for use in the apparatus

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An information-processing apparatus includes a nonvolatile memory device configured to store firmware. The information-processing apparatus has a first unit for issuing an instruction to make an operating system execute a shutdown process, and to update the firmware, stored in the nonvolatile memory device, after the operating system has completed the shutdown process. The information-processing apparatus also has a second unit, responsive to the instruction to update the firmware, for updating the firmware only after the operating system has completed the shutdown process.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBATOKYO39136

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Sekine, Norihisa Ome-shi, JP 2 29

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (6)
8,601,170 Managing firmware update attempts 0 2009
8,640,220 Co-operative secure packet management 0 2009
8,381,264 Managing hardware reboot and reset in shared environments 5 2009
8,335,237 Streamlined guest networking in a virtualized environment 0 2011
8,483,221 Leveraging physical network interface functionality for packet processing 0 2012
8,681,821 Streamlined guest networking in a virtualized environment 0 2012
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (3)
7,421,573 Apparatus and method for updating firmware 1 2004
7,966,365 System and method for scheduling device management 1 2006
7,859,487 Image display device and method of controlling an image display device 0 2006
 
AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC. (2)
7,962,736 Interactive pre-OS firmware update with repeated disabling of interrupts 0 2006
8,230,210 Interactive firmware recovery 2010
 
INTEL CORPORATION (2)
8,245,055 Method for firmware control invocation from power management 1 2002
8,539,213 Manageability extension mechanism for system firmware 0 2004
 
BROADCOM CORPORATION (1)
8,671,215 Portable communications framework 0 2008
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
7,631,174 Method of updating firmware in computer server systems 3 2005
 
IODAPT, LLC (1)
8,402,109 Wireless router remote firmware upgrade 0 2012
 
MEDIATEK INC. (1)
8,392,895 Firmware extension method and firmware builder 1 2009
 
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,956,773 Circuit for programming a non-volatile memory device with adaptive program load control 0 2003
 
PHOENIX TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
8,601,255 Approaches for updating bios 0 2011
 
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL (1)
8,266,611 Hard disk drive with disk embedded DOS boot image and firmware download method 1 2007
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (1)
7,814,480 Control software updating technique for a network apparatus 7 2006
 
SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB (1)
8,365,158 Update of software in a portable radio communication equipment 0 2005
 
Sprint Communications Company L.P. (1)
7,409,435 Integrated services hub binary file trial run process 2 2002

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