US 9,811,520 B1
Identifying it components based on identification markers
Thiago da Silva, Shrewsbury, MA (US); Bruce R. Rabe, Dedham, MA (US); Scott Joyce, Foxboro, MA (US); and Peter Chen, Charlton, MA (US)
Assigned to EMC IP Holding Company LLC, Hopkinton, MA (US)
Filed by EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA (US)
Filed on Dec. 19, 2012, as Appl. No. 13/720,493.
Int. Cl. G06F 17/30 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 17/30002 (2013.01) [G06F 17/30 (2013.01); G06F 17/30286 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
17. A mobile computing device, comprising;
a camera;
a screen; and
a data center management module configured to:
acquire, from the camera, an image containing at least a portion of a first IT component and at least a portion of a second IT component, the first IT component containing a first one or more IT components, and the second IT component containing a second one or more IT components;
locate in the image a first identification marker on the first IT component, the first identification marker representing first information about the first IT component and first additional information about the first one or more IT components contained in the first IT component;
determine an identity of the first IT component based on the first information represented by the first identification marker;
determine one or more identities of the first one or more IT components contained in the first IT component based on the first additional information represented by the first identification marker;
locate in the image of a second identification marker on the second IT component, the second identification marker representing second information about the second IT component and second additional information about the second one or more IT components contained in the second IT component;
determine an identity of the second IT component based on the second information represented by the second identification marker;
determine one or more identities of the second one or more IT components contained in the second IT component based on the second additional information represented by the second identification marker;
overlay indicia of at least the identity of the first IT component on the first IT component in the image on the screen; and
overlay indicia of at least the identity of the second IT component on the second IT component in the image on the screen.