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Data security in a disconnected environment
Protegrity Corporation
September 14, 2017 - N°20170264431

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. Data access is quantitatively limited to minimize the data breaches resulting from, e. G., a stolen laptop or hard drive.
Systems and methods for providing security services during power management mode
Cupp Computing As
September 07, 2017 - N°20170257381

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 ...
Systems and methods for providing security services during power management mode
Cupp Computing As
August 31, 2017 - N°20170250996

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 ...
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Virtual machine reboot information persistence into host memory
Netapp, Inc.
August 24, 2017 - N°20170242718

A host machine may host a virtual machine. Virtual machine reboot information, used to reboot the virtual machine in the event of a failure or restart of the virtual machine, may be identified (e. G., file system metadata buffers, a virtual non-volatile random access memory log, user data buffers, and/or data used to reboot the virtual machine such as ...
Methods and systems for facilitatng communications with storage
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
August 17, 2017 - N°20170235525

Cloud computing platforms having computer-readable media that perform methods for facilitating communications with storage. A request having a first-interface format to access storage is intercepted. The first interface format of the request supports access to a virtual hard drive (vhd). The request is translated to a blob request having a blob interface format. The blob interface format of the blob ...
Short stroking and data tiering for a distributed filesystem
Panzura, Inc.
August 17, 2017 - N°20170235485

The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for optimizing caching performance for a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in one or more cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and cloud controllers cache portions of the distributed filesystem on hard drives with rotating disk platters. The ...
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Method of manufacturing patterned substrate
Lg Chem, Ltd.
August 03, 2017 - N°20170219922

Provided is a method of manufacturing a patterned substrate. The method may be applied to a process of manufacturing a device such as an electronic device or integrated circuit, or another use, for example, to manufacture an integrated optical system, a guidance and detection pattern of a magnetic domain memory, a flat panel display, a lcd, a thin film magnetic ...
Using hard drive on panels for data storage
Vivint, Inc.
July 27, 2017 - N°20170212688

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. The instructions are executable by a processor to receive data at a first device, ...
Method of manufacturing patterned substrate
Lg Chem, Ltd.
July 27, 2017 - N°20170210938

Provided is a method of manufacturing a patterned substrate. The method may be applied to a process of manufacturing a device such as an electronic device or integrated circuit, or another use, for example, to manufacture an integrated optical system, a guidance and detection pattern of a magnetic domain memory, a flat panel display, a lcd, a thin film magnetic ...
Custom data transfer connector and adapter
Arris Enterprises Llc
July 20, 2017 - N°20170206181

Described herein is a main board serial at attachment (sata) connector and sata adapter that permits the assembly or disassembly of a stb (set-top box) and hdd (hard disk drive) dock without requiring that the unit be opened by a skilled technician. The sata connector and sata adapter may be keyed to prevent tampering or unauthorized connection of an external ...
Electronic system having power-condition-aware hybrid storage device and method for operation of hybrid storage device ...
Jmicron Technology Corp.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170199693

The present invention provides an electronic system having a power-condition-aware hybrid storage device and a method for the operation of the hybrid storage device in the electronic system. The electronic system comprises: a host and a hybrid storage device. The host comprises a detecting unit, and the detecting unit is utilized for detecting a power condition of the host to ...
External hard drive device with cloud drive support
Jmicron Technology Corp.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170192707

Systems and methods are disclosed to execute a startup program on a computer, the startup program being stored on an external storage device connected with the computer; download a file management program from a remote server to the computer; install the file management program on the computer; send a message to a cloud storage management server requesting the creation of ...
Method of determining a physical location of a hard drive in a cluster storage system
Mitac Computing Technology Corporation
June 29, 2017 - N°20170185355

A method of determining a physical location of a hard drive includes the steps of: executing commands to obtain generic device names of expanders, addresses of hard drives connected to the expanders, slot numbers corresponding to the addresses, logical device names of the hard drives, the address of the hard drives; establishing correspondence information by using the address to link ...
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Accelerated computer system and method for writing data into discrete pages
Accelstor, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170168731

The instant disclosure provides an accelerated computer system and an accelerated method for writing data into discrete pages. The accelerated method includes executing write commands, with each write command including write data and a write address such that the write address corresponds to a write page of the first pages in a block of a hard drive, identifying whether the ...
Laptop docking system and method
Accelstor, Inc.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170160767

A docking system includes a customizable attachable housing, at least one hot swappable pnp hard drive dock, and a power supply. The docking system is useful for allowing a user to transfer data from multiple laptops across different manufacturers to a single docking system which houses a variety of storage and duplication options.
Data allocation in hard drives
Hgst Netherlands B.v.
June 01, 2017 - N°20170153842

In one example, the disclosure is directed to a method comprising receiving, by a controller of a hard disk drive, a request to write a data block to a data storage platter of the hard disk drive. The data storage platter of the hard disk drive includes at least one random access zone and at least one sequential access zone. ...
Securely passing user authentication data between a pre-boot authentication environment and an operating system
Dell Products, L.p.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170140151

Systems and methods for securely passing user authentication data between a pre-boot authentication (pba) environment and an operating system (os) are described. In some embodiments, an information handling system (ihs) may include a processor; and a basic i/o system (bios) coupled to the processor, the bios having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the ...
System and method for intercept of uefi block i/o protocol services for bios based ...
Dell Products, L.p.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170132159

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 ...
Hard drive management system and method thereof with network authentication function
Apacer Technology Inc.
May 04, 2017 - N°20170126669

A hard drive management system and a method thereof with network authentication function are provided. The system includes a wireless router and a solid-state drive. The wireless router stores a key. The solid-state drive includes a storage module, a wireless network module and a control module. The storage stores the encrypted data. The wireless network module connects with the wireless ...
Dynamic pre-boot storage encryption key
Ncr Corporation
May 04, 2017 - N°20170124329

During a pre-boot cycle of a device an algorithm is obtain from a first portion of the hard drive. The algorithm is executed to obtain a key. The key is used to decrypt a second portion of the hard drive to obtain a second key. The second key is used to dynamically decrypt a third portion of the hard drive. ...
Storage system to recover and rewrite overwritten data
Netapp, Inc.
May 04, 2017 - N°20170123944

A storage system to recover and rewrite overwritten data is described. A shingled magnetic recording (smr) array subsystem within the storage system writes data to multiple adjacent tracks on a number of storage devices, such as hard drives that support shingled magnetic recording. While writing data, the smr array subsystem detects that one of the storage devices erroneously overwrote a ...
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