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American Megatrends Assigned Patent

Automated operating system installation on multiple drives
By Francis Pelletier on 2017.09.13

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American Megatrends, Inc., Norcross, GA, has been assigned a patent (9,747,192) developed by Hanes, Charles Patrick, Hoschton, GA, Jones, IV, Eschol Leonard, Lilburn, GA, and Vu, Hoang Ngoc Minh, Duluth, GA, for a "automated operating system installation on multiple drives."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Technologies are provided herein for automated operating system installation on multiple drives. A device switch connects a mass storage device to a test control system, (TCS) or a system under test, (SUT). When connected to the TCS, the mass storage device is mounted with a disk image containing an installer program for an operating system. When the mass storage device is connected to the SUT, the installer program is executed to install the operating system onto an activated drive connected to the SUT. Multiple operating systems can be installed in a similar fashion by mounting a corresponding disk image for an operating system onto the mass storage device and by installing from the mass storage device the operating system onto a corresponding drive connected to the SUT. Errors generated during the automated installation process can be analyzed and utilized to identify and correct errors in a computing system firmware."

The patent application was filed on October 8, 2015 (14/878,414).

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