(12) United States Patent
Connelly et al.
(io) Patent No.: (45) Date of Patent:
US 7,143,415 B2 Nov. 28, 2006
(54) METHOD FOR USING SELF-HELP
TECHNOLOGY TO DELIVER REMOTE
(75) Inventors: Jon Christopher Connelly, Windsor,
CO (US); Adam Michael Carr, Fort
Collins, CO (US); Kimberly C. Horn,
Fort Collins, CO (US); Eric William
Loy, Fort Collins, CO (US); Stewart
W. Mayott, Fort Collins, CO (US)
(73) Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development
Company, L.P., Houston, TX (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 639 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 10/226,514
(22) Filed: Aug. 22, 2002
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2004/0039805 Al Feb. 26, 2004
(58) Field of Classification Search 719/310;
See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
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* cited by examiner
Primary Examiner—William Thomson
Assistant Examiner—Lechi Truong
In a service-based remote support delivery system and method, service engineers supported by an analysis server receive incident reports from both personal computers and from unmanned servers within an enterprise. The incidents arise both from user-created reports of problems, from event annunciators that monitor hardware and software to report events as they occur, and from the periodic gathering of configuration data. These incident reports are combined with host information and contact information and are transmitted to the analysis server.
9 Claims, 3 Drawing Sheets