Broadcast compressed firmware flashing

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7133926
APP PUB NO 20030065754A1
SERIAL NO

09966650

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The described invention is directed to a system and related method for updating software in multiple remote communication devices where those communication devices are accessible only by relatively low bandwidth communication buses, which buses make the individual transfer of each software image prohibitive. The disclosed invention further envisions shrinking the size of the image to be transferred by Huffman encoding that image on the initiating end and decoding that Huffman encoded image on the receiving end using a frequency table for Huffman encoding that was previously established. In this way, the transferred image need not include the frequency table, thus making the overall transfer smaller.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.HOUSTON, TX13547

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brown, Andrew Houston, TX 105 1268
Jones, Kevin M Tomball, TX 12 305

Cited Art Landscape

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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LENOVO PC INTERNATIONAL (2)
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TRANSACT TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED (1)
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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
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SOCIONEXT INC. (1)
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FUJIFILM CORPORATION (1)
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HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (1)
* 6842790 Host computer virtual memory within a network interface adapter 1 2004
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
* 6848046 SMM loader and execution mechanism for component software for multiple architectures 16 2001
 
TUT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 6457175 Method and apparatus for installing a software upgrade within a memory resource associated with a computer system 112 1998
 
PACE MICRO TECHNOLOGY PLC (1)
* 2001/0052,020 Control system for network servers 3 2001
 
CUFER ASSET LTD. L.L.C. (1)
* 6741749 System, device, computer program product, and method for representing a plurality of electronic ink data points 27 2001
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 6134663 Management system and terminal apparatus to manage and control distribution and use of software and the like 19 1995
* Cited By Examiner

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ROUND ROCK RESEARCH, LLC (1)
* 7913005 Capacitive multidrop bus compensation 1 2008
 
WMS GAMING INC. (ASSIGNEE ONLY) (1)
* 2009/0221,366 CONFIGURATION OF A GAMING DEVICE 4 2006
 
AVOCENT HUNTSVILLE CORP. (3)
* 2005/0052,465 Wireless keyboard, video, mouse device 7 2004
* 8091005 Wireless broadcast protocol 1 2008
* 2009/0083,436 Wireless broadcast protocol 1 2008
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
9645887 System for firmware upgrade in AMI and method thereof 0 2014
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