Patents Assigned to Dell Products L.P.
  • Publication number: 20220147122
    Abstract: An information handling system motherboard integrates components through integrated wirelines, including at least some components coupled to the motherboard on opposite sides of a narrow region, such as formed by an opening that accepts a cooling fan. A bridge circuit board couples to contacts of the motherboard on opposing sides of the narrow region so that wirelines integrated in the bridge circuit board interface motherboard wirelines, thus offering greater communication density across the narrow region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Yong-Teng Lin, Jeffrey D. Kane
  • Publication number: 20220148675
    Abstract: A controller of an information handling system may detect a power fault event for one or more of a plurality of memories configured to operate in a memory mirroring mode. The controller may deactivate the one or more of the plurality of memories by mapping the one or more of the plurality of memories out from usage without rebooting the information handling system based, at least in part, on the detection of the power fault event and the received notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jordan Chin, Timothy M. Lambert
  • Publication number: 20220147114
    Abstract: A portable information handling system supports a flexible OLED display film over housing portions rotationally coupled by a hinge by folding the OLED display film over the hinge. Hinge brackets that couple to the housing portions each have a helical member that extends into an associated helical guide of the hinge main body. Hinge bracket rotation translates through the helical guides for synchronized housing rotation. The hinge main body has first and second circular portions extending along its length to define first and second rotation axes about which the hinge brackets pivot so that the display film has space to fold in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Torres, Kevin M. Turchin, Enoch Chen, An Szu Hsu, Hsu Hong Yao, Yuan Ming Lin
  • Publication number: 20220147248
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a processor and a scanning agent comprising a program of instructions embodied in computer-readable media communicatively coupled to the processor, and configured to, asynchronously from input/output operations to a solid state drive communicatively coupled to the processor: scan sequences of logical block addresses of consecutive input/output operations to the solid state drive; determine logical block addresses that are frequently proximate to each other in the sequences; and communicate information regarding logical block addresses that are frequently proximate to each other in the sequences to the solid state drive, such that a controller of the solid state drive uses the information to organize data in physical pages of the solid state drive such that at least one physical page comprises logical block addresses that are frequently proximate to each other in the sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Wei DONG, Weilin LIU
  • Publication number: 20220146089
    Abstract: An information handling system may include one or more illuminable icons to present information to a user of the system, such as information regarding a status of the information handling system. An illuminable icon may be lit by a plurality of light sources, and light from the plurality of light sources may be diffused across the illuminable icon by a light guide film. Some illuminable icons may have multiple portions that may be separately illuminated to convey different information to a user. An isolation block may prevent light from light sources configured to illuminate one portion of an illuminable icon from illuminating other portions of the illuminable icon. Thus, light for illuminating icons of an information handling system may be diffused and/or blocked to enhance aesthetic appeal of the icons and to prevent user confusion that may result from bleeding of light from one portion of an illuminable icon to another and/or uneven illumination of an icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Yi-Chang Chen, Chih-Hsien Chang, Hsiang-Yin Hung
  • Publication number: 20220147126
    Abstract: A memory of an information handling system may determine a memory test pattern for execution on the memory during a memory self-test procedure. The memory may execute the test pattern on the memory. While executing the test pattern on the memory, the memory may determine that a temperature of the memory has exceeded a predetermined temperature threshold. The memory may throttle execution of the test pattern based, at least in part, on the determination that the temperature of the memory has exceeded the first temperature threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jordan Chin, Stuart Allen Berke
  • Publication number: 20220149994
    Abstract: An information handling system communicates with external devices, such as a docking station, through a multi-protocol streaming cable, such as USB 3.0 (or greater) cable having a USB data protocol, a DisplayPort graphics protocol and a power transfer protocol. Upon detection of excessive errors at the cable, the multi-protocol stream is adjusted to maintain errors within an acceptable range and prioritize information transferred through one of the protocols. Adjustments may include changes to the number of data lanes assigned to each protocol, changes to the rate at which information is transferred with each protocol and changes to power transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jace W. Files, Karthikeyan Krishnakumar
  • Publication number: 20220147208
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) for controlling virtual workspaces produced across Information Handling Systems (IHSs) are described. An IHS may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the IHS to: establish a virtual workspace across a screen of the IHS and a second screen of a second IHS, at least in part, through a backend IHS; and provide a virtual workspace interface on the screen, where the virtual workspace interface comprises a first graphical representation of the IHS and a second graphical representation of the second IHS, and where in response to a user dragging a first instance of an application window displayed on the screen to the second graphical representation of the second IHS, a second instance of the application window is rendered on the second screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Spencer G. Bull, Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuel Petrus Knoppert, Mark R. Ligameri
  • Patent number: 11327636
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs encoded on computer storage medium, for providing, for display, a GUI on a display device; detecting biometric measurements associated with a user that is perceiving the current GUI; processing the biometric measurements to quantify a current cognitive load associated with the user, the current cognitive load responsive to the current GUI; comparing the current cognitive load that is responsive to the current GUI to a threshold cognitive load; determining that the current cognitive load that is responsive to the current GUI is greater than the threshold cognitive load; scaling down a complexity of the current GUI based on the current cognitive load that is responsive to the current GUI to generate an updated GUI; and providing, for display, the updated GUI on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: John S. Pruitt, Eric Summa
  • Patent number: 11327852
    Abstract: A live migration/high availability system includes a first computing system having a first SCP subsystem coupled to first computing system components and a first hypervisor subsystem that provides a first virtual machine. Each time the first SCP subsystem receives snapshot commands from the hypervisor subsystem, it retrieves respective SCP component state information that was not retrieved in response to a previous snapshot command from each first SCP component included in the first SCP subsystem, and uses the respective SCP component state information to generate a respective SCP subsystem snapshot based on that snapshot command. The first SCP subsystem then transmits the SCP subsystem snapshots to a second SCP subsystem in a second computing system, and the second SCP subsystem uses the SCP subsystem snapshots to allow a second hypervisor subsystem on the second computing system to provide a second virtual machine that operates the same as the first virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: William Price Dawkins, Robert W. Hormuth, Elie Jreij, Gaurav Chawla, Mark Steven Sanders, Jimmy D. Pike
  • Patent number: 11327819
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises at least one processing device comprising a processor coupled to a memory, with the processing device being configured to receive in a microservices mediation layer a plurality of event notifications for respective internal events generated within an application, to extract information comprising at least a subset of an entity type, a key and an action from each of the event notifications, to issue at least one corresponding request to one or more microservices based at least in part on the extracted information, to prepare at least one message based at least in part on one or more responses received from the one or more microservices, and to publish the at least one message to one or more message consumers. The microservices mediation layer is illustratively configured to permit seamless switching between synchronous and asynchronous canonical message formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: David J. Linsey, Lokajit Tikayatray
  • Patent number: 11327549
    Abstract: A system having multiple racks with a power supply unit (PSU) in each rack, and multiple grids including an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in each grid to supply power to each PSU. A console determines an amount of wear levelling and an amount of workload to be supported by each UPS. The console configures each UPS based upon the determined amount of wear levelling and the determined amount of workload to be supported by the UPS. Furthermore, the console facilitates an adjustment of a power capping value in each PSU to conform with the configuration of each UPS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Smruti Ranjan Debata, Ravishankar Kanakapura Nanjundaswamy
  • Patent number: 11327869
    Abstract: System performance of a first information handling system may be adjusted based on system usage. Performance parameters may be determined by a second information handling system based on the system usage and may be used, by the first information handling system, to adjust system performance. Configuration of the first information handling system may thus be distributed to two or more tiers. The second information handling system can be more efficient with determining operating parameters for the first information handling system when the second system is not power limited, as when the first information handling system is a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Farzad Khosrowpour, Mitchell Anthony Markow
  • Patent number: 11327916
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for enumerating logical identifiers for a plurality of backplanes of an information handling system includes: generating, by each of the plurality of backplanes, inventory information indicating a plurality of backplane attributes; sending, by each of the plurality of backplanes, the inventory information to a baseboard management controller; receiving, by the baseboard management controller, the inventory information from each of the plurality of backplanes; determining, by the baseboard management controller, a backplane topology of the information handling system based on the inventory information, the backplane topology indicating a backplane location for each of the plurality of backplanes; generating, by the baseboard management controller, a logical backplane identifier for each of the plurality of backplanes based on the backplane topology; and assigning, by the baseboard management controller, the logical backplane identifier to each of the plurality of backplanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Robert R. Leyendecker, Kurt W. Shetler, Rui An
  • Patent number: 11327664
    Abstract: A portion of the shared global memory of a storage array is allocated for write-only blocks. Writes to a same-block of a production device may be accumulated in the allocated portion of memory. Temporal sequencing may be associated with each accumulated version of the same-block. When idle processing resources become available, the oldest group of same-blocks may be consolidated based on the temporal sequencing. The consolidated block may then be destaged to cache slots or managed drives. A group of same-blocks may also be consolidated in response to a read command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jaeyoo Jung, Ramesh Doddaiah, Venkata Khambam, Earl Medeiros, Richard Trabing
  • Patent number: 11327888
    Abstract: A host server in a server cluster has a memory allocator that creates a dedicated host application data cache in storage class memory. A background routine destages host application data from the dedicated cache in accordance with a destaging plan. For example, a newly written extent may be destaged based on aging. All extents may be flushed from the dedicated cache following host server reboot. All extents associated with a particular production volume may be flushed from the dedicated cache in response to a sync message from a storage array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Arieh Don, Adnan Sahin, Owen Martin, Peter Blok, Philip Derbeko
  • Patent number: 11327704
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitor brightness control are disclosed. The method includes connecting with a device via a dock, the device including a sensor configured to detect a lighting condition of an environment surrounding the device. The method further includes linking the dock with a monitor. The method further includes detecting the lighting condition. Additionally, in response to a change in the lighting condition, the method includes matching the lighting condition with a monitor brightness setting in a plurality of brightness look-up-tables and adjusting a brightness level of the monitor based on the monitor brightness setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Claude Lano Cox, Liam B. Quinn, Mark W. Welker, Rocco Ancona
  • Patent number: 11327543
    Abstract: A power converter device health check system includes a circuit that connects a power input to a power output, and that includes a first transistor directly coupled to ground and a capacitor in parallel with the first transistor. A controller device is coupled to the circuit and, during boot operations, prevents first power from being provided to the first transistor via the power input, and turns off the first transistor. While preventing the first power from being provided to the first transistor and with the first transistor turned off, the controller device provides second power to a circuit location in the circuit between the first transistor and the capacitor, and then determines whether a charge of the capacitor is below a threshold charge level. If the capacitor is below the threshold charge level, the controller device transmits a power converter warning message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, Wei Dong, Xizhi Cui
  • Patent number: 11327683
    Abstract: A RAID storage-device-assisted RMW system includes a RAID primary data drive that retrieves second primary data via a DMA operation from a host system, and XOR's it with its first primary data to produce first interim parity data that it writes via a DMA operation to a RAID parity data drive. The RAID parity data drive XOR's its first parity data and the first interim parity data to produce second parity data that overwrites the first parity data. The RAID parity data drive also performs GF operations on the first interim parity data and its second interim parity data and XOR's the results to produce interim Q data that it writes via a DMA operation to a RAID Q data drive. The RAID Q data drive XOR's its first Q data and the interim Q data to produce second Q data that overwrites the first Q data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gary Benedict Kotzur, William Emmett Lynn, Kevin Thomas Marks, Chandrashekar Nelogal, James Peter Giannoules
  • Patent number: 11329880
    Abstract: An automatic route reflector configuration system includes a plurality of router devices that are coupled to each other in an autonomous system, with each of the router devices exchanging discovery communications, using information included in the discovery communications to generate a route reflector configuration database, and electing a closest one of the router devices as a route reflector based on the route reflector configuration database. Each router device elected as a route reflector then transmits automatic route reflector peering communications to each of the other router devices that include a role for that router device, receives an acceptance of the role for that router device from at least some of the router devices to which it transmitted automatic route reflector peering communications, and exchanges routes with each of the router devices that accepted the role for that router device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Karthi Kaliyamoorthy, Muthulakshmi Radhakrishnan