07146609 is referenced by 45 patents and cites 2 patents.

Provided are a method, system and article of manufacture for a firmware image. A computer readable medium, comprises at least one data structure stored in the computer readable medium. The at least one data structure comprises a firmware image for installation on a hardware device and metadata, wherein the metadata is used to control the installation of the firmware image on the hardware device. A firmware update application on a data processing system interprets the metadata and based on the interpretation installs the firmware image on the hardware device. The firmware update application installs firmware images for different types of devices.

Title
Method, system and article of manufacture for a firmware image
Application Number
10/151054
Publication Number
7146609 (B2)
Application Date
May 17, 2002
Publication Date
December 5, 2006
Inventor
David C Weibel
Longmont
CO, US
Scott A Thurston
Westminster
CO, US
Agent
Dorsey & Whitney
Assignee
Sun Microsystems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 9/44
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