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Date/App# patent app List of recent Hard Drive-related patents
05/26/16
20160147462 
 Varied prioritization of hard drive storage regions patent thumbnailVaried prioritization of hard drive storage regions
To provide enhanced operation of data storage devices and systems, various systems, apparatuses, methods, and software are provided herein. In a first example, a data storage device is provided.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.


05/12/16
20160132682 
 Techniques for secure data management in a distributed environment patent thumbnailTechniques for secure data management in a distributed environment
Techniques for secure data management in a distributed environment are provided. A secure server includes a modified operating system that just allows a kernel application to access a secure hard drive of the secure server.
Novell, Inc.


05/12/16
20160132095 
 Method and  controlling hard drive power consumption and controlling a management service of hard drive power consumption patent thumbnailMethod and controlling hard drive power consumption and controlling a management service of hard drive power consumption
A method and apparatus for controlling hard drive power consumption and controlling a hard drive power consumption management service are provided. The method includes detecting whether a fault exists in a hard drive in a node hard drive group.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited


05/05/16
20160127167 
 Multiple protocol system management patent thumbnailMultiple protocol system management
In some implementations, service controllers of a computing device are associated with various disparate components of the computing device, and in response to a command issued to any one of the components, the service controllers may communicate with each other in order to transmit data responsive to the command. For example, a computing device may comprise a baseboard management controller (bmc) and a serial attached scsi expander card (sas expander).
Quanta Computer Inc.


05/05/16
20160125196 
 Secured data storage on a hard drive patent thumbnailSecured data storage on a hard drive
Secured electronic data storage on a hard drive is described. A computer system that incorporates the hard drive includes a shrink, shred, and data randomization algorithm built into the read/write function of the computer system for the purposes of securing any data that is stored on the hard drive.
Cram Worldwide. Inc.


05/05/16
20160124788 
 Method for detection of soft media errors for hard drive patent thumbnailMethod for detection of soft media errors for hard drive
Some embodiments are directed to a method, corresponding system, and corresponding apparatus for detecting unexpectedly high latency, due to excessive retries of a given storage device of a set of storage devices. Some embodiments may comprise a processor and associated memory.
Dell Products, Lp


04/28/16
20160120075 
 Electromagnetic pulse protected hard drive patent thumbnailElectromagnetic pulse protected hard drive
A computer storage system protected from electromagnetic pulses is described. The storage system utilizes either a hard drive or a solid state drive to hold the data.
Twin Harbor Labs, Llc


03/31/16
20160094541 
 Digital certification analyzer patent thumbnailDigital certification analyzer
A digital certification analyzer (or “analyzer”) provides protection for digital content stored on servers, file sharing systems, hard drives and usb enabled external drives or other digital repositories. The analyzer prevents unauthorized access from both owners/administrators and recipients of digital content being shared through a web based or file sharing type service.

03/17/16
20160077145 
 Computer component connector patent thumbnailComputer component connector
A computer component mounting assembly includes a carrier to support a hard drive and a data connector. The carrier is configured to slidably receive the hard drive along a first axis.
Google Inc.


03/10/16
20160073546 
 Server chassis with different width front end module patent thumbnailServer chassis with different width front end module
Embodiments generally relate to a optimizing the design of a chassis, such that the chassis features a different width front end hard disk drive module. Key components of the design include chassis flexibility for different hard drive quantities, and sliding rails which can be installed for sliding the chassis in and out of the rack, taking into account the housing contours of both the chassis and the front end hard disk drive module of different width.
Quanta Computer Inc.


03/10/16
20160070655 

System and intercept of uefi block i/o protocol services for bios based hard drive encryption support


An information handling system and method performs unified extensible firmware interface (uefi) interception and pre-processing of data associated with block input/output (i/o) commands targeting encrypted storage devices. A uefi interceptor block (ib) i/o driver intercepts each block i/o command targeting block addresses on a storage device and identifies whether any of the target block addresses is encrypted.
Dell Products L.p.


03/10/16
20160070312 

Transportation, storage and stabilization device for electronic equipment


An equipment saddle is provided. The equipment saddle may include a plurality of cases attached to a drapable skirt.

03/03/16
20160063259 

Methods, systems, and apparatuses for managing a hard drive security system


A system for use with a computer is provided, the computer including a self-encrypting drive (sed), the sed including a nominal space and a pre-boot region, wherein the nominal space can be locked to prevent access to the nominal space. The system includes sed management software configured to be loaded in the pre-boot region of the sed.
Softex Incorporated


03/03/16
20160063256 

Methods, systems, and apparatuses for managing a hard drive security system


A system for use with a computer is provided, the computer including a self-encrypting drive (sed), the sed including a nominal space and a pre-boot region, wherein the nominal space can be locked to prevent access to the nominal space. The system includes sed management software configured to be loaded in the pre-boot region of the sed.
Softex Incorporated


02/25/16
20160055018 

Virtual machine reboot information persistence into host memory


One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for virtual machine rebooting. A host machine may host a virtual machine.
Netapp Inc.


02/18/16
20160048438 

Automated testing of physical servers using a virtual machine


An illustrative method for validating integrity of a source server backup includes receiving, at a recovery server, data indicating a state of a data storage unit associated with a source server, creating a virtual hard drive image from the received data, and storing, in memory of the recovery server, the created virtual hard drive image. The method also includes booting a virtual machine using the stored hard drive image and mounting a second drive image to the virtual machine including tools facilitating access to an operating system running on the virtual machine by an application running on the recovery server.
Unitrends, Inc.


02/11/16
20160042768 

Horzontal coupling of vertically-oriented hard drive


An apparatus adapted to house a component oriented in a first direction used for facilitating insertion and removal of the component in a second direction to/from a chassis, the first direction orthogonal to the second direction. The apparatus can be a caddy with an attached pivoting handle.
Quanta Computer Inc.


02/11/16
20160042763 

System and automated hardware compatibility testing


Systems and methods for automating testing of multiple sata hard drives with multiple motherboards are described herein. In certain embodiments any number of sata drives may be switchably connected to any number of motherboards, and any number of tests may be performed on combinations of the sata drives and motherboards without or with only minimal manual intervention between tests.
Leidos, Inc.


01/28/16
20160029059 

Methods and vending and delivering the content of disk recordings


A dvd player/recorder incorporates a hard drive mass memory device for temporarily storing program content and metadata, includes a network interface for connecting to content and metadata providers, as well as other resources and other computers, via the internet, a television interface for connecting to a conventional television set which reproduces content from the dvd player, and also connects the dvd player to a set top box which provides a connection to a cable or satellite provider which forms a further source of programming and metadata. The dvd player can retrieve and play content, and permit the navigation of content, specified on a metadata playlist file..
Compass Innovations, Llc


01/28/16
20160028768 

Malware analysis methods and systems


Methods of analyzing malware and other suspicious files are presented, where some embodiments include analyzing the behavior of a first malware sample on both a virtual machine and a physical computing device, the physical device having been booted from a secondary boot source, and determining whether the behavior of the malware sample was different on the virtual machine and the physical computing device. In certain embodiments, a notification indicating that the behavior was different may be generated.
Bank Of America Corporation


01/21/16
20160021317 

Method of video enhancement


A system and method for enhancing a stream of video images in real-time. A primary stream of video images of a real event is obtained using broadcast video cameras.
Presencia En Medios Sa De Cv


01/14/16
20160012856 

Video replay systems and methods


A video replay system which allows for the payback of video files from a buffer in random access memory and from disk to minimize the delay between capturing and replaying a desired video portion. In one embodiment, a portion of ram is allocated to provide a buffer for holding video files in memory before the riles are written to a hard drive or other nonvolatile storage.
Nfl Enterprises Llc


12/24/15
20150370730 

Mobile device peripherals management system and multi-data stream technology (mds)


A device and system for management of and access to externally connected peripheral devices by mobile devices. User and/or application data on a mobile device is sent to externally connected peripheral devices.

12/03/15
20150348593 

Hard drive assemblies


The side profile of a hard drive assembly may be configured with one or more open areas to allow cooling air to pass side-to-side across the hard drive assembly through a lateral flow channel provided by a cavity defined in the base portion of the hard drive assembly.. .

11/26/15
20150338892 

Methods and apparatuses for operating a data processing system


Methods and apparatuses to manage working states of a data processing system. At least one embodiment of the present invention includes a data processing system with one or more sensors (e.g., physical sensors such as tachometer and thermistors, and logical sensors such as cpu load) for fine grain control of one or more components (e.g., processor, fan, hard drive, optical drive) of the system for working conditions that balance various goals (e.g., user preferences, performance, power consumption, thermal constraints, acoustic noise).
Apple Inc.


11/19/15
20150334880 

System and air-cooling hard drives in liquid-cooled server rack


Embodiments that allow for the air cooling of disk drives associated with liquid cooled nodes are disclosed. A node for performing computing operations includes a frame, a power supply coupled to the .
frame


11/12/15
20150326392 

Matrix-based cryptosystem


Various embodiments herein describe methods for enhancing the hill cipher by inserting a small amount of noise into the ciphertext. Encryption and decryption using this enhanced hill cipher can be performed quickly.
Cavalry Storage, Inc.


10/22/15
20150302537 

Medical record cards and storage systems


A method and apparatus for obtaining and storing medical records of a patient from an entity covered by hipaa in a form allowing quick disclosure of the patient's medical history to a third party without restriction or delay by hipaa. The method comprises inducing a patient to obtain possession of his or her own medical record from a covered entity; acquiring the medical record from the patient in a storage format; and storing the medical record in a memory in a form from which it can be reproduced in the storage format as received from the patient.

10/15/15
20150295941 

Protecting documents using policies and encryption


A system protects documents at rest and in motion using declarative policies and encryption. A document at rest includes documents on a device such as the hard drive of a computer.

10/08/15
20150286546 

Hard drive backup


The data on the computing device can be backed up to a server on a network. An indication of possible hard drive failure can be diagnosed on the computing device causing the computing device to request a replacement hard drive including backed up data prior to failure of the hard drive..

10/08/15
20150286435 

Using hard drive on panels for data storage


Methods and systems are described for controlling an automation and security system. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for data storage in an automation and security system includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory.

09/24/15
20150271187 

Systems and methods for providing security services during power management mode


Systems and methods for providing security services during a power management mode are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method comprises detecting with a mobile security system a wake event on a mobile device, providing from the mobile security system a wake signal, the providing being in response to the wake event to wake a mobile device from a power management mode, and managing with the mobile security system security services of the mobile device.
Cupp Computing As


09/24/15
20150268980 

Isolation of virtual machine i/o in multi-disk hosts


Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and computer storage media for concurrently maintaining a spanned virtual hard drive across two or more computer-storage media and a non-spanned virtual hard drive on one of computer-storage media. The method includes storing data of the spanned virtual hard drive across the computer-storage media utilizing volume spanning.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


09/10/15
20150255116 

Computer node testing


A computer node comprises dual hard drives. A method of testing the computer node comprises performing a test of the first hard drive, waiting a specific time period, and performing a test of the second hard drive.
International Business Machines Corporation


09/10/15
20150254346 

Presentation of search results based on the size of the content sources from which they are obtained


Search results are prioritized based on the size of the content sources from which the search results were obtained. Such content sources may include, for instance, a user's local sources (e.g., a hard drive associated with a user's computer), a user's online content sources (e.g.
Sony Corporation


08/27/15
20150245211 

Coyed system


The invention is a whole communication project by which you can reach your data from any place you are in the world, with a very high speed as if you are on your computer but instead of retention it in the hard drive of your computer, it will be on the huge servers of the (coyed) system without using any computer or laptop but by a new developed tablet device will be create to this project containing just (rams, motherboard, laser keyboard, wireless mouse, web cam and speaker) to act exactly like any computer we are using it.. .

08/27/15
20150243313 

Compensating for voice coil motor and microactuator disturbance in a hard drive


In response to positioning a read/write head of a hard drive, a voice coil motor (vcm) input signal is applied to a voice coil motor and a microactuator (pzt) input signal is applied to a microactuator. A position signal is determined in response to positioning the read/write head.
Seagate Technology Llc


08/27/15
20150241948 

Energy-saving mode for a rail system signaling system


In order to save energy, it is proposed that parts of a signaling system be switched off, for example, by an operating system. The computers to be switched off store data which are relevant to railway safety, preferably on a central storage medium, for example, an nas hard drive.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


08/20/15
20150237400 

Secured file distribution system and method


A media distribution system provides controlled distribution of media owned by various parties hosted on a local media access device. A dynamic multiple assignable partition provides management features to govern access and usage of storage devices such as hard drives, flash drives, logical drives and other repositories that store and manage digital content.

08/13/15
20150227416 

Combined asynchronous and synchronous fountain code storage in an object store


Example apparatus and methods produce a set of rateless erasure codes (e.g., fountain codes) for a file stored in a primary data store (e.g., hard drive) or in an archive system. The archive system may store the file in a redundant array of independent disks (raid).
Quantum Corporation


08/06/15
20150223364 

Hard drive carrier that locks in a shipping position


A hard drive carrier includes a frame to receive a hard drive. The frame includes a front and a side, and a handle connects to the front.
Dell Products, Lp


08/06/15
20150220590 

Synthetic updates for file system information


To provide enhanced operation of storage control systems associated with data storage devices, such as rotating media-based hard drives, various systems and methods are provided herein. In some examples, these systems and methods can provide for receiving write requests from a host system to write content elements to storage media in a storage subsystem.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.


07/23/15
20150207921 

Method and device for unlocking mobile terminal


A method and apparatus for unlocking a mobile terminal. The method comprises acquiring file names of a plurality of user files on an online hard drive; a mobile terminal placing the file names and a search box on a lock-screen page of the mobile terminal; the mobile terminal determining whether to unlock the mobile terminal based on the user's operation on one file name among the plurality of file names and the search box; and if so, the mobile terminal performing unlocking and opening a file corresponding to the file name on the online hard drive.
Baidu Online Network Technology (beijing) Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150201522 

Extendable hard drive drawer


An apparatus comprising at least one extendable hard drive drawer for replacement and maintenance of at least one hard drive. The apparatus comprises a chassis comprising a front side and a rear side, and a first hard drive carrier and a second hard drive carrier housed within the chassis.
Quanta Computer Inc.


07/16/15
20150201520 

Hard drive carrier


In some implementations, a hard drive carrier is configured to couple and decouple a hard drive to/from a chassis (e.g., motherboard). The hard drive carrier can receive and house a hard drive in a base securing portion, the base securing portion adapted to slide and tilt in relation to a base of the hard drive carrier.
Quanta Computer Inc.


07/16/15
20150199414 

Locally cached file system


A locally cached file system provides disconnected operation and universal access to data stored on a server system over a network. Changes to files made on a client system are synchronized to the server system asynchronously.

07/16/15
20150198985 

Alternating hard drive orientation


An aspect provides a system, including: a processor; a memory operatively coupled to the processor; and a plurality of drives that store data accessible to the processor and each having a. Spinning component therein; wherein at least two or more spinning drive components are arranged in an alternating configuration such that at least two spinning drive components take on opposite spin orientations.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


06/18/15
20150173234 

Server housing


A server housing for accommodating plurality of hard drives includes a shell body and a plurality of cases. The shell body has a bottom wall, a circuit region and a plurality of partition walls parallel to each other.
Echostreams Innovative Solutions,llc


06/11/15
20150162036 

Control of storage device


Sensor data and audio data are received by a controller. The controller determines if the audio data is above a threshold level.

06/11/15
20150160882 

Mixed mode hard drive with idle time & expandable i-region / e-region


A computer system includes a host and a disk drive apparatus communicatively coupled to the host. The disk drive includes at least one disk having two major surfaces divided into a plurality of regions.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.


06/04/15
20150154735 

Memory device for providing data in a graphics system and method and apparatus thereof


A central processor unit (cpu) is connected to a system/graphics controller generally comprising a monolithic semiconductor device. The system/graphics controller is connected to an input output (io) controller via a high-speed pci bus.
Ati Technologies Ulc


05/28/15
20150146353 

Cable and backplane system for connecting multiple hard drives to a computer


Disclosed is a cable and backplane system for mounting a wiring system that permits connection of hard drives directly to a mother board of a computer. There is provided a mechanical backplane having multiple retainers defined in a top surface thereof.
Protocase Inc.


05/21/15
20150139619 

Media recording element


A media recording element having capabilities to facilitate recording media for subsequent playback. The recording element further including features associated with limited operations of a hard drive of other similarly mechanical memory under certain operating conditions so as to limit power consumption and/or memory degradation..
Comcast Cable Holdings, Llc


05/14/15
20150135322 

Method for safeguarding windows operating system against computer viruses, spyware and/or hackers, and hard disk used in said method


The invention relates to a method for safeguarding a windows operating system against computer viruses, spyware, and/or hackers and to the hard drive used in the method. The method includes the following steps: any version of windows, the programs and corresponding files associated with the operating system and the drivers associated with the equipment are installed in a first partition of the hard drive.

04/30/15
20150120862 

Data recovery


A data recovery software program and delivery system is provided that is designed to operate independently of an installed host computer operating system for extracting information from memory storage devices and hard drives of the host computer, and overwriting the information on the host computer, once the information has been extracted from the host computer, so that no others can retrieve the information from the host computer. The data recovery software allows a user to restart a computer that is still mechanically operative, but has experienced an operating system failure.

04/30/15
20150118522 

Method of fabricating a glass magnetic hard drive disk platter using filamentation by burst ultrafast laser pulses


A non-ablative method and apparatus for making an economical glass hard disk (platter) for a computer hard disk drive (hdd) using a material machining technique involving filamentation by burst ultrafast laser pulses. Two related methods disclosed, differing only in whether the glass substrate the hdd platter is to be cut from has been coated with all the necessary material layers to function as a magnetic media in a computer's hard drive.
Rofin-sinar Technologies Inc.


04/30/15
20150116922 

Structure of screw-free adaptation rack


The present invention relates to a structure of a screw-free adaptation rack, which includes a main casing including a carrying section to define an upper portion of the main casing as a primary accommodation space and a lower potion as a secondary accommodation space. A partition plate is arranged in the primary accommodation space for division into a first receiving space and a second receiving space.
Cremax Tech Co., Ltd.


03/26/15
20150088839 

Replacing a chunk of data with a reference to a location


Examples disclose a computing device comprising a deduplication module to analyze a signature associated with a chunk of data to identify a corresponding signature in an index of signatures on a hard drive. The corresponding signature indicates the chunk of data corresponds to a stored chunk of data within a removable media.

03/26/15
20150088577 

It asset management system


The system provides a method to automate the complex processes that occur at the end-of-life of it hardware assets, and at the same time, increase the resale value of these assets. Using the system, an it manager is able to identify a scalable number of systems for secure disk wiping, diagnostic testing, hardware audit, license recovery and backup.
Venderis


03/19/15
20150081990 

Intelligent partitioning of external memory devices


Multiple memory devices, such as hard drives, can be combined and logical partitions can be formed between the drives to allow a user to control regions on the drives that will be used for storing content, and also to provide redundancy of stored content in the event that one of the drives fails. Priority levels can be assigned to content recordings such that higher value content can be stored in more locations and easily accessible locations within the utilized drives.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc


03/19/15
20150081865 

Lossless switching of traffic in a network device


A system for lossless switching of traffic in a network device may be implemented when a network switch is integrated into a gateway device, or with any other data source. A processor of the gateway device may receive queue depth information for queues of the network switch.
Broadcom Corporation


03/19/15
20150077925 

Set top box having removable hard drive


An electronic device such as a set top box is provided that includes a frame having flat bottom; a flat circuit board generally parallel to the flat bottom in which the flat circuit board has at least one aperture; at least one boss that extends from the flat bottom and extends through the at least one aperture in which the at least one boss has a screw receiving aperture; and an electronic component such as a hard drive or smart card assembly over the circuit board and electrically connected to the circuit board in which the electronic component has at least one screw to fasten the electronic device to the boss. The electronic component is supported by the bosses and not supported by the flat circuit board..
Thomson Licensing


03/12/15
20150072606 

Disk drive carriers and mountable hard drive systems with improved air flow


The side profile of a hard drive assembly may be configured with one or more open areas to allow cooling air to pass side-to-side through a lateral flow channel provided by a cavity defined in the base portion of the hard drive assembly. Corresponding and complementary open areas may be also be defined in mating drive carrier assembly side components to allow passage of lateral side-to-side cooling air through the base portion flow channel of a hard drive assembled to the drive carrier assembly to form a mountable hard drive system that is installed into a storage enclosure.

03/12/15
20150070828 

Hard disk drive assemblies with open side wall areas


The side profile of a hard drive assembly may be configured with one or more open areas to allow cooling air to pass side-to-side across the hard drive assembly through a lateral flow channel provided by a cavity defined in the base portion of the hard drive assembly.. .

03/05/15
20150067862 

Malware analysis methods and systems


Methods of analyzing malware and other suspicious files are presented, where some embodiments include analyzing the behavior of a first malware sample on both a virtual machine and a physical computing device, the physical device having been booted from a secondary boot source, and determining whether the behavior of the malware sample was different on the virtual machine and the physical computing device. In certain embodiments, a notification indicating that the behavior was different may be generated.
Bank Of America Corporation


03/05/15
20150062800 

Hard drive mounting and shock system


A mounting system can be used in a storage device or other electrical device to mount a component, such as a drive, while also providing at least some shock absorption. The mounting system can include a deflection arm, a protrusion and a hole.
Western Digital Technologies, Inc.


02/26/15
20150058545 

Using external memory devices to improve system performance


The invention is directed towards a system and method that utilizes external memory devices to cache sectors from a rotating storage device (e.g., a hard drive) to improve system performance. When an external memory device (emd) is plugged into the computing device or onto a network in which the computing device is connected, the system recognizes the emd and populates the emd with disk sectors.
Microsoft Corporation


02/19/15
20150049400 

Gradient write gap for perpendicular magnetic recording writer


The present disclosure provides for a magnetic writer pole for use in a hard drive. The magnetic writer pole comprises a first bevel formed by a non-magnetic layer, the first bevel formed at a first angle and extending to a first throat height.
Western Digital (fremont), Llc


02/12/15
20150046926 

Virtual machine dependency


One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for describing virtual machine dependencies. In particular, data objects, such as virtual hard drives, associated with virtual machines may be identified and/or examined to identify data structures, such as configuration files, comprising configuration data.
Netapp Inc.


01/29/15
20150029655 

Rugged hard drive


According to an embodiment of the disclosure, an apparatus includes a sleeve configured to surround a hard drive. The sleeve includes a side portion, a bottom portion, a top portion, a front portion, and a back portion.
Raytheon Company


01/29/15
20150029298 

Video integration


According to one aspect, a web optimized user device is provided. The web optimized device reduces complexity and facilitates interaction with web-based services and content.
Litl Llc


01/08/15
20150013021 

Mobile device peripherals management system and multi-data stream technology (mds)


A device and system for management of and access to externally connected peripheral devices by mobile devices. User and/or application data on a mobile device is sent to externally connected peripheral devices.

01/01/15
20150003005 

Electronic device and data storage module


A data storage module includes a carrier, a first hard disk drive, and a second hard disk drive. The carrier includes a bottom plate, a first side plate and a second side plate extending up from two opposite sides of the bottom plate, a top plate extending from a top side of the second side plate toward the first side plate, and a third side plate extending from a distal side of the top plate toward the bottom plate.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


12/25/14
20140379988 

Cache destaging for virtual storage devices


Some implementations may include a virtual storage system to which data is written. The virtual storage system may include a cache and multiple hard drives.
Microsoft Corporation


12/18/14
20140372793 

Systems and methods for medium error reporting and handling in storage devices


Systems and methods are provided that may be used to identify and report multiple information units (e.g., logical blocks) having medium errors within a given composite information structure (e.g., physical block) of a storage device (e.g., such as a hard drive) whenever any single information unit having an error within the same composite information structure is accessed.. .
Dell Products L.p.


12/04/14
20140359302 

System and intercept of uefi block i/o protocol services for bios based hard drive encryption support


An information handling system and method performs unified extensible firmware interface (uefi) interception and pre-processing of data associated with block input/output (i/o) commands targeting encrypted storage devices. A uefi interceptor block (ib) i/o driver intercepts each block i/o command targeting block addresses on a storage device and identifies whether any of the target block addresses is encrypted.

12/04/14
20140356649 

Feromagnetically coupled magnetic recording media


A ferromagnetically coupled magnetic recording medium having a first ferromagnetic layer, a second ferromagnetic layer, and a ferromagnetic coupling layer to ferromagnetically couple the first ferromagnetic layer to the second ferromagnetic layer is used as stable magnetic media with high mrt in high density recording hard drives. The first ferromagnetic layer is the stabilization layer and the second ferromagnetic layer is the main recording layer.

11/20/14
20140339961 

Thin-film piezoelectric element, thin-film piezoelectric actuator, thin-film piezoelectric sensor, hard drive disk, and inkjet printer


A thin film piezoelectric element according to the present invention includes a potassium sodium niobate thin film having a structure in which a plurality of crystal grains are present in a film thickness direction; and a pair of electrode films sandwiching the potassium sodium niobate thin film. When the potassium sodium niobate thin film is divided into three regions of the same thickness in the film thickness direction and average crystal grain sizes a1, a2, and a3 of the respective regions are determined, a ratio m/m of the smallest average crystal grain size m among a1, a2, and a3 to the largest average crystal grain size m among a1, a2, and a3 is 10% to 80%.

11/13/14
20140337623 

Data security in a disconnected environment


Systems and methods are provided for the detection and prevention of intrusions in data at rest systems such as file systems and web servers. The systems and methods regulate access to sensitive data with minimal dependency on a communications network.

11/06/14
20140328153 

Presentation of shingled magnetic recording device to a host device resource manager


A shingled magnetic recording hard drive is presented to a resource manager of a host device as an emulated device such as one or more optical media, an array of sequential access media, and/or write-once, read-many device. Data targeted for the emulated device is written to the shingled magnetic recording hard drive..

11/06/14
20140328013 

Music book


A portable computer unlike conventional computers in that it has no computer base. It functions as and resembles a book.

10/30/14
20140325665 

Computer system for preventing the disabling of content blocking software functionality therein, and method therefor


In a computer system having a hard drive and a processor, operating system software stored on the hard drive and implemented by the processor, and a display on which icons, features, lists and menus representative of executable programs of the operating system software are displayable, there is a method for preventing the disabling or circumventing of content blocking software functionality to be installed in the computer system at time of manufacture. In the method, system restore is turned off prior to installation of the content blocking software onto the computer system, and then content blocking software-related features are hid once the content blocking software is installed.

10/30/14
20140324798 

System and selective file erasure using metadata modifcations


A process that ensures the virtual destruction of data files a user wishes to erase from a storage medium, such as a hard drive, flash drive, or removable disk. This approach is appropriate for managing custom distributions from a large file sets as it is roughly linear in compute complexity to the number of files erased but is capped when many files are batch erased..

10/23/14
20140316489 

System and programming neurostimulation devices using cached plug-in software drivers


A system for programming a plurality of different models, or generations, of neurostimulation devices includes a plurality of plug in software drivers stored on a hard drive of the system, wherein the plurality of plug-in software drivers are respectively configured for facilitating communication between the plurality of different models of neurostimulation devices and the system processor via a transceiver. In a method of programming a plurality of different models of neurostimulation devices, the system processor dynamically identifies the model of an interrogated neurostimulator and determines which plug-in software driver to use for programming the interrogated neurostimulator.

10/02/14
20140297934 

Method and optimizing the performance of a storage system


Methods and apparatuses for optimizing the performance of a storage system comprise a flash storage system, a hard drive storage system, and a storage controller. The storage controller is adapted to receive read and write requests from an external host, and is coupled to the flash storage system and the hard drive storage system.

09/25/14
20140289718 

Personal and pooled virtual machine update


The updating of virtual machines. A task broker schedules update tasks for multiple virtual machines on the host machine.

09/25/14
20140285926 

Copper residual stress relaxation reduction means for hard disk drive slider gimbals


A hard drive gimbal trace circuit includes: a stainless steel gimbal strut (sgst) configured to support a transducer and nullify a natural pitch angle of a flexure from mechanical-coarse adjustment of the sgst; traces forming a trace structure, and being plastically deformed at a high strain region from the mechanical-coarse adjustment of the sgst; and a first protrusion and a second protrusion being at least partially disposed under the high strain region. The sgst has an edge which is disposed on the transducer side to be spaced apart from the traces in the high strain region and extends substantially parallel to the traces.

09/18/14
20140281214 

Total quotas for data storage system


Quotas are tracked for user usage of hard disk drive space and offline backup storage space. The quota is enforced against the total space utilized by a user, not just high tier hard drive space usage.

09/18/14
20140280323 

File system manager for customized resource allocation


Systems and processes provide network clients on various platforms a customized file system experience on demand while managing files (e.g., computer animation files) across a variety of storage devices spread across a network of arbitrary size (local area networks, wide area networks, worldwide networks, the world wide web, etc.). Clients may specify a set of requirements for an instantiation of a file system interface or object for a given application.

09/18/14
20140270701 

Method on indexing a recordable event from a video recording and searching a database of recordable events on a hard drive of a computer for a recordable event


A method of indexing recordable events from a video recording, a first method of searching a video recording for a recordable event on a hard drive of a computer, and a second method of searching a video recording for a recordable event on a hard drive of a computer is provided.. .

09/18/14
20140268551 

Enclosure high pressure push-pull airflow


High pressure fans are mounted in the middle of an enclosure to create a low pressure zone and a high pressure zone within the enclosure. The high pressure fans pull air through high density sets of hard disk drives in the back of an enclosure and push air through high density disk drives in the front of the enclosure.

09/18/14
20140268550 

Server with heat pipe cooling


A server includes a tray that has a front portion and a back portion. A motherboard is disposed in the front portion of the tray and the motherboard is coupled to a heat sink.

09/18/14
20140263216 

Hard drive data destroying device


Three systems for the destruction of the data storage portion of electronic media storage devices such as hard disk drives, solid state drives and hybrid hard drives. One system utilizes a mill cutter with which the hard drive has relative motion in the direction of the axis of the mill cutter to destroy the data storage portion.

09/11/14
20140258668 

Systems and methods for managing storage space in hybrid data storage systems


The present invention relates to systems and methods for managing storage space in hybrid data storage systems. Specifically, the systems and methods of the present invention intelligently allocate data to solid state drives or other relatively high performance drives, and other data storage, such as, for example, hard drives or other like drives, based on data source, data type, data function or other like parameters.



Hard Drive topics: Hard Drive, Virtual Machine, Host Computer, Storage Device, Volatile Storage, Data Structure, Data Storage, High Speed, Fine Grain, Encryption, External Hard Drive, Disk Drive, Application Program, Operating System, Image Recognition

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