|| List of recent Hard Drive-related patents
|Method and apparatus for 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.. .
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Localized dispersed storage memory system|
A method includes a processing module receiving data to store and determining error coding dispersal storage function parameters based on an error profile of one or more hard drives. The method continues with the processing module encoding at least a portion of the data in accordance with the error coding dispersal storage function parameters to produce a set of data slices.
|Power control for data storage devices and method therefor|
A data storage system includes a data storage controller, a data storage device, and a logic circuit. The logic circuit receives hard drive status information from the data storage controller.
|Hard drive cooling for fluid submersion cooling systems|
Hard disk drives and computing systems to which they are connected are cooled by submerging the computing systems into a dielectric liquid coolant in a tank and by thermally coupling the hard disk drives to a heat conductive extension that is partly submerged into the coolant and partly out of the coolant. To keep the hard disks drives out of the coolant, they are mounted to the part of the heat conductive extension that is out of the coolant.
|Alpha ii license management system|
The alpha ii installation architecture requires extra management of per-seat installations to ensure the games are only installed with as many instances as were sold to the site. The license management method manages and enforces proper per-license activation since a mechanism is present on the gaming machines to copy the software which is sold on compact flashes and installed onto hard drives.
|Virtual machine file-level restoration|
Disclosed is a method and system for selectively restoring file-level data from a disk image backup. In embodiments, a virtual machine backup may be performed by dividing a virtual machine virtual disk file into a plurality of discrete fixed-sized data blocks sharing a common index file that is stored on a backup medium, such as a hard drive, to form a backup set.
|Power conservation based on hard disk rotational inertia|
Various embodiments are generally directed recurringly cycling the driving of a platter media of a hard drive with a motor, allowing rotation of the platter media to slow only to a threshold rotational speed to balance power conservation with delays in accessing data. A method comprises driving platter media of a hard drive to rotate at a selected normal rotational speed, retrieving data stored on the platter media when the platter media rotates at the normal rotational speed, ceasing to drive the platter media to rotate to allow the platter media to rotate under rotational inertia imparted to the platter media, monitoring a current rotational speed of the platter media, and resuming driving the platter media to rotate based on the current rotational speed falling to a lower threshold rotational speed selected to be less than the normal rotational speed.
|Hierarchical display-server system and method|
A computing system includes a hierarchical set of servers. The hierarchical set includes a master server and one or more slave server.
|Device and method to produce gravitomagnetic induction, mass spin-valve or gravitational rectifier|
The invention pertains to a head-disk assembly device, “mass spin-valve” or “gravitational rectifier” and method of producing gravitomagnetic induction utilizing nano-features; nano-bumps and nano-pits; fabricated on the surface of a hard disk. The device 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 said disk using a focused ion beam (fib) by depositing requisite number of nanobumps of specified height, and etching equal number of nanopits of specified depth a few mils or mm apart on a pre-decided radius.
A computer chassis has a body with variable components. The chassis is accessible from the front or back of a casing or cabinet through the use of gripping loops.
|Emergency power off (epo) island for saving critical data to non-volatile memory|
Approaches for an emergency power off (epo) power island, for saving critical data to non-volatile memory in the event of an epo condition, for use in a hard-disk drive (hdd) storage device. The epo power island includes a controller for detecting an epo condition.
|System and method for preventing operation of undetected malware loaded onto a computing device|
Methods and devices for protecting computing devices against the effects of surreptitiously loaded machine language programs from a malware source. The user defines a pattern of disruption of the sequence of bytes.
|Apparatus for securely transferring, sharing and storing of medical images|
The invention relates to an apparatus for receiving, storing, sharing and transmitting digital medical image data, comprising a processor, a hard drive, and connectivity means for communicating with a local or global network. The processor comprises means for hosting a server supporting receipt, compression, encryption and data integrity check of the medical image data received from medical modalities, storing of the medical image data on the hard drive of the apparatus, providing access to the apparatus' web based administration and management interface and supporting the query and retrieval of medical image data stored in the apparatus from any modality..
|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.
|Alterable storage media gaming machine|
A system for verifying one or more downloaded components 54 of a gaming device 10 that includes the gaming device, which has an alterable hard drive 80 (or other persistent storage media 90), and the downloaded components that further include gaming-related content 92-96. A related method includes: enabling initiation of a game on the gaming device 10; downloading the gaming-related content 92-96 to the alterable hard drive 80 while the gaming device 10 is enabled for game play; reading an identifier associated with the gaming-related content 92-96; verifying that the identifier is valid (using verification software 70); and reconfiguring the gaming device 10 to utilize the newly-downloaded, gaming-related content 92-96 in response to an initiating event..
|Elastic positioning structure for removable hard drive|
The positioning structure includes an enclosure, a tray and a hard drive box. The enclosure has a plurality of rails and a stopping hole.
|Use of high endurance non-volatile memory for read acceleration|
A high endurance, short retention nand memory is used as a read cache for a memory of a higher level of non-volatility, such as standard nand flash memory or a hard drive. The combined memory system identifies frequently read logical addresses of the main non-volatile memory or specific read sequences and stores the corresponding data in cache nand to accelerate host reads.
|Top accessible disk drive carrier for horizontally mounted hard drive|
A disk drive carrier includes a frame and a shuttle. The frame includes supports configured to be in physical communication with a disk drive, a first index tab to align the disk drive with a connector on a backplane of a server tray, and an arm configured to engage the disk drive with the connector in a horizontal orientation.
|Hard drive energy-saving control method and apparatus, and central processing unit|
A hard drive energy-saving control method is disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a historical working state of a hard drive in each preset time segment, where each preset time segment is each preset time segment in at least one statistic period; predicting a working state of the hard drive in a next time segment of the current time segment according to the historical working state of the hard drive; and selecting a corresponding energy-saving policy level according to the working state of the hard drive in the next time segment, and performing energy-saving control on the hard drive.
|Portable computer hard drive structures|
Portable computer structures are provided. The portable computer structures may include hard drive mounting structures.
|Personalized content generation and delivery|
Software replaces album art stored in metadata of a music file with a personalized picture that is displayed when the music file is played on a music player device. The personalized picture may be selected from diverse sources such as social media sites or hard drives on computers.
|Computer 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.
|Optimized scheme and architecture of hard drive queue design|
Computer-implemented methods and systems may perform one or more operations including, but not limited to: receiving input data from a source; applying an interleaving protocol to the input data to generate at least one component code word; decoding the at least one component codeword; determining a first convergence value of at least one decoded component codeword; computing extrinsic data associated with the at least one component codeword according to the first convergence of at least one component codeword; determining a second convergence value associated with the at least one component codeword according to the extrinsic data associated with the at least one component codeword.. .
|Thermal management system|
Embodiments of the disclosure may include a thermal management system. The thermal management system may include a cooling apparatus including a cooler block configured to retain at least one fluid channel, wherein the at least one fluid channel is configured to circulate a coolant within the cooler block and at least one plate mounted to the cooler block, wherein the at least one plate is comprised of a heat-conducting material, wherein the at least one fluid channel faces the at least one plate to be in thermal contact with the at least one plate.
|Locally stored content previews: representative of programming content in an electronic programming guide through a graphic image accessed from the hard drive of a set top box|
An integrated dss/webtv receiver is communicatively connected to an internet service provider, a dss service provider, and (optionally) a local broadcast station to provide a display of dss programs, internet web sites, and local broadcast channels in a seamless fashion. The dss/webtv receiver downloads graphic images, corresponding to dss programs, from a dss communication medium or the internet into a local memory.
|System updates from cloud blob storage using vhd differentials|
A “zero-touch manager” (“ztm”) supplies updates to device firmware, operating system (os), frameworks, applications, etc., from cloud-based or other network-accessible storage. These updates ensure that groups of “identical” devices (i.e., devices having the same hardware version) run from the same known state, while maintaining local customizations for individual devices.
|Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots|
The present invention is directed to a video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots. An embodiment of the present invention includes a set top box having an internal storage device, such as a hard drive where broadcasts are transferred from a broadcast input source to the storage device.
|Secure streaming container|
A system and method for securely streaming encrypted digital media content out of a digital container to a user's media player. This streaming occurs after the digital container has been delivered to the user's machine and after the user has been authorized to access the encrypted content.
|Techniques 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.
|Hard drive tray device|
A hard drive tray device applied in a server is provided. The server includes a housing.
|Base assembly for server computer hard drive drawer|
The instant disclosure relates to a base assembly of a drawer. The base assembly includes a base plate, a pull-release handle, an extension member, a pivoting member, a cover plate and a latch member.
|Selective file erasure using metadata modifications and apparatus|
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..
|Positioning structure for removable hard drive|
A positioning structure for a removable hard drive includes an enclosure and a tray. The enclosure is used for being mounted by the hard drive, and disposed with a plurality of positioning holes.
|Systems and methods for out of band notification of hard drive status change|
Systems and methods for out of band notification of a hard drive status change may be provided. In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, a hard disk drive communicatively coupled to the processor via an input/output (i/o) bus for communicating i/o data between the processor and the hard disk drive, and an indicator configured to provide a user-detectable indication of i/o activity occurring on the i/o bus.
|Locally backed cloud-based storage|
A popular service offered by many cloud computing systems is cloud-based storage. To enhance this service, the cloud-based storage can be extended through the use of a local storage device.
|Computer security system having integrated gps|
A computing apparatus having a hard drive storage unit which includes a global positioning system, a non-volatile memory and a compare module. The non-volatile memory stores a permitted zone of operation of the hard drive storage unit while the compare module monitors the current location.
|Managing cirtual hard drives as blobs|
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.
|Two-piece connector assembly suitable for solder reflow processing|
This disclosure is directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods associated with a connector assembly for use with surface mount technology (smt). The connector assembly has a connector header configured to be mounted to a circuit board and is constructed of a high-temperature resistant material suitable for use with a reflow soldering process.
|Computer component enclosure|
The present invention is a computer component enclosure that includes a cube-shaped enclosed casing, a front control panel that is disposed underneath the enclosed casing, a usb power digital panel that is disposed on the front control panel and a hard drive platter that resides in the computer component enclosure. The platter reader and writer that moves above the hard drive platter, a plurality of platter holders that holds the hard drive platter that is read and written by the platter reader and writer, a power cord that provides electrical power to the computer component enclosure and downloadable recovery software that can be downloaded to the computer component enclosure to provide quick and easy access to a progress of a recovery after recovering and realigning data from the computer component enclosure..
|"on - on master switch"|
For business use one hard drive would be used as primary drive and the other one would be used as a secondary backup. If the primary drive has operating malfuation and has errors or computer lock up then secondary drive can be activated with “on-on master switch”.
|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..
|Converting luns into files or files into luns in real time|
A lun is provided that can store multiple datasets (e.g., data and/or applications, such as virtual machines stored as virtual hard drives). The lun is partitioned into multiple partitions.
|High speed, low power write current switching scheme for hdd preamplifier|
A hard drive write preamplifier includes a first differential pair of pnp bjts having a first pnp bjt and a second pnp bjt; a first tail current source coupled into emitter of the pnp bjts of the first differential pair; a second differential pair of npn bjts having a first npn bjt and a second npn bjt; a second tail current source coupled into the emitters of the npn bjts of the second differential pair; wherein a collector of each of the pnp bjts of the first differential pair are coupled to a corresponding collector the npn bjts of the second differential pair; a first shift up pnp bjt having emitter coupled to the collector of a first pnp bjt of the first differential pair; a second shift up pnp bjt having an emitter coupled to the collector of the second pnp bjt of the first differential pair.. .
|Security system and method of in-flight entertainment device rentals having self-contained, audiovisual presentations|
A security method for in-flight entertainment device (ifed) rentals having self-contained, audiovisual presentations is disclosed. A self-contained ifed has internal storage configured to contain current releases of movies and other audiovisual presentations.
|External hard drive|
An external hard drive includes a housing and a disk drive assembly received in the housing. A first magnet is located in the housing, and the disk drive assembly includes a second magnet opposite to the first magnet.
|Application program execution method|
The present invention relates to an application program execution method which allows information held in an image to be analyzed by means of a mobile device's image recognition function, depends on specific content of information held in the image to call a corresponding application program, and complete an execution. The information held in the image comprises the application program's exclusive username, password and connecting mode, for instance, a web hard drive, network video, or a decoding key..
|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).
|Rare-earth-free or noble metal-free large magnetic coercivity nanostructured films|
Rare-earth-free, noble-metal-free nanostructured magnetic material thin films and methods of synthesis are described. Magnetocrystalline, ferrimagnetic thin films with islands of aligned single magnetic domains possess large coercivity.
|Insertion and removal assembly for installing and removing data storage drives in an enclosure|
An insertion and removal assembly for installing and removing hard drives from an enclosure, such as a computer chassis, is provided. The insertion and removal assembly includes a sliding member configured to receive a hard drive, a lever handle rotatably connected to the sliding member and an attachment wall having a plurality of protrusions defining a plurality of slots, each slot configured to receive one sliding member.
|Systems and methods for enhancing performance of software applications|
A system for enhancing performance of a software application obtains a list of files to be processed by the software application, and sorts that list in the order of the physical position of files in the list on a hard drive. The files are loaded in the sorted order which can decrease or minimize the total file seeking time, thereby increasing the speed of execution of the software..
|Integrating energy budgets for power management|
Power consumption of a device (e.g., flash storage driver, hard drive, etc.) connected to a host computer system is managed to promote efficient power usage and improved service. Communication between a host computer system (e.g., an operating system) and a device is enabled so that the host system can ascertain a power footprint of the device.
|Methods and systems for maintaining a storage volume with holes and filling holes|
In one embodiment, a method for managing access to a fast non-volatile storage device, such as a solid state device, and a slower non-volatile storage device, such as a magnetic hard drive, can include a method of managing a sparse logical volume in which unmapped blocks of the logical volume are not allocated until use. In one embodiment, a method of sparse hole filling operates in which range locks are dynamically adjusted to perform allocations for sparse hole filling, and then re-adjusted to perform standard operations using a byte range lock.
|Data migration for composite non-volatile storage device|
Approaches to managing a composite, non-volatile data storage device are described. In one embodiment, a method for managing a composite storage device made up of fast non-volatile storage, such as a solid state device, and slower non-volatile storage, such as a traditional magnetic hard drive, can include maintaining a first data structure, which stores instances of recent access to each unit in a set of units in the fast non-volatile storage device, such as the ssd device and also maintaining a second data structure that indicates whether or not units in the slower storage device, such as the hdd, have been accessed at least a predetermined number of times.
|Data migration for composite non-volatile storage device|
In one embodiment, a method for managing a composite storage device made up of fast non-volatile storage, such as a solid state device, and slower non-volatile storage, such as a traditional magnetic hard drive, can include maintaining a first data structure, which stores instances of recent access to each unit in a set of units in the fast non-volatile storage device, such as the ssd device and also maintaining a second data structure that indicates whether or not units in the slower storage device, such as the hdd, have been accessed at least a predetermined number of times. In one embodiment, the second data structure can be a probabilistic hash table, which has a low required memory overhead but is not guaranteed to always provide a correct answer with respect to whether a unit or block in the slower storage device has been referenced recently..
|Low cost high performance hard drive base|
The present invention relates to a hdd base comprising: at least two anchor formations for anchoring at least two parts of a hdd; and a rigid member configured to retain anchor formations in a fixed position relative to each other.. .
|Internet video chat capable television with personal computer hardware|
An internet video chat capable television with personal computer hardware has a digital screen, a tuner, a camera, a microphone, and a plurality of wireless communication devices and wireless or wired communication ports for connecting to the internet or another digital network and accessories such as a remote, keyboard or a headset. A motherboard, central processing unit, solid state hard drive and associated chipset and other electronic components on par with a personal computer enable installation of a full operating system capable of supporting web applications such as voice over internet protocol and video communications as well as home security, home automation and child minding applications, among many others, without the need for a separate computer.
|Unified virtual cloud|
Method and apparatus to unify all of a persons' data from all his devices and services including without limitation computers, smartphones, online cloud storage services, and offline pluggable hard drives and also including all data that has been shared with said person by others into a virtual cloud for that person which can be accessed, searched, browsed, managed, replicated, backed up from anywhere and any portion of which can be shared with others with fine grain access control lists that control what all the sharee can do. This method and apparatus also including mechanisms to deal with portions of the cloud that may be offline or behind slow links with smart caching and mechanisms to access data on this virtual cloud using the fastest, cheapest, or most reliable means.