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Hard Drive-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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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. ...
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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 ...
Video replay systems and methods
Nfl Enterprises Llc
April 20, 2017 - N°20170110150

A video replay system which allows for the playback 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 files are written to a ...
Battery and hard drive exchange station for robots
Google Inc.
April 13, 2017 - N°20170100837

An example method includes receiving, by a mobile robotic device, power from a battery of a first battery pack in order to operate within an environment. The method further includes establishing a first data channel between the mobile robotic device and the first battery pack. The method also includes using the first data channel to transfer sensor data acquired by ...
Video integration
Litl Llc
April 06, 2017 - N°20170099456

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. The web optimized device can be configured without a hard drive, facilitating integration of web-based services into a computing experience. The web optimized device presents a user interface that integrates video functionality into every aspect ...
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Jbod apparatus having bmc module and controlling method for the same
Aic Inc.
March 23, 2017 - N°20170083472

A jbod apparatus (1) having a hard disk drive (hdd) expander (11), a switch (13) and a bmc module (12) is disclosed. The hdd expander (11) is connected to a plurality of hard drives (5) respectively. The switch (13) connects the hdd expander (11) with a connecting port (14) for enabling a first transmission channel, or connects the hdd expander (11) with the bmc module (12) for enabling a second transmission ...
Set top box with sharing of external hard disk drive
Arris Enterprises, Inc.
March 16, 2017 - N°20170078096

An audio/video content management apparatus, for use with an external hard drive, includes a control circuit that performs a trust token generation operation. The trust token generation operation includes obtaining first identification information and hard drive identification information, encrypting and combining the first identification information and the hard drive identification information as a trust token, and sending the trust ...
Methods and devices for reducing couple imbalance in a hard drive
Seagate Technology, Llc
March 16, 2017 - N°20170076748

In certain embodiments, an apparatus includes a basedeck; a motor coupled to the basedeck and having a rotatable hub; and first, second, third, fourth, and fifth discs coupled to the hub. Three of the five discs are biased against the hub in a first direction and two of the five discs are biased against the hub in a second direction. ...
System and method to support shingled magnetic recording hard drives in a storage system
Dell Products, Lp
March 02, 2017 - N°20170060421

A storage system includes a processor, a controller, and first and second plurality of data storage devices. The controller communicates with the processor, and receives read and write requests for a redundant array of independent disks (raid) array from the processor. The first plurality of data storage devices communicates with the controller. The first data storage devices are allocated as ...
Device and method to generate and capture of gravito-magnetic energy
Dell Products, Lp
February 23, 2017 - N°20170054389

A device and method of producing electrical energy by gravitomagnetic induction utilizing nano-features fabricated on an object surface of an object is presented. The nano-features may include nano-bumps and nano-pits. One device version includes a computer hard disk, a piezoelectric glide head and/or a gmr read head, a typical hard drive's electronics, wherein defects are fabricated on the disk ...
System and method for the departmentalization of structured content on a website (url) through a ...
Dell Products, Lp
February 02, 2017 - N°20170034266

The present invention includes a system and method for departmentalization of structured content on a website (url) through a secure content management system. The invention provides a method for auto-categorization and classification of any content from users' hard drives or from the internet stored in the content management system. Content is classified by way of the url, supporting url, content ...
Calibrated device and method to detect material features on a spinning surface by generation and ...
Dell Products, Lp
January 26, 2017 - N°20170025148

A head-disk assembly device, “mass spin-valve” or “gravitational rectifier” and method of producing gravitomagnetic induction utilizing nano-features fabricated on the surface of a hard disk is presented. The nano-features may include nano-bumps and nano-pits. The device includes a computer hard disk, a piezoelectric glide head and/or a gmr read head, a ...
Server with heat pipe cooling
Silicon Graphics International Corp.
January 19, 2017 - N°20170017278

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. A fan is disposed in the back portion of the tray. A hard drive is disposed between the motherboard and the fan and the hard drive ...
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