Patents Assigned to Dell Products L.P.
  • Publication number: 20200252280
    Abstract: An information handling system comprising may include a host system processor and a management controller communicatively coupled to the host system processor and configured to perform out-of-band management of the information handling system. The management controller may be further configured to, during boot of the information handling system read a known configuration for the information handling system from a storage resource accessible to the management controller, determine a current configuration of the information handling system, compare the known configuration to the current configuration, and in response to a mismatch between the known configuration and the current configuration, report an indication of the mismatch to a user of the information handling system and receive a desired user action for responding to the mismatch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy M. LAMBERT, Robert R. LEYENDECKER, Jordan CHIN, Peilin YAO
  • Publication number: 20200251923
    Abstract: A power adaptor for an information handling system may provide a higher power output level by monitoring a temperature inside a transformer of the power adaptor. When the transformer temperature is below a threshold below a rated temperature, the power adaptor may be allowed to operate at high power output levels. For example, a power adaptor rated for 45 Watts at 100 degrees Celsius may be allowed to operate at 65 Watts at 70 degrees Celsius. A feedback circuit may use transformer temperature information to determine when a power output level of the power adaptor may be adjusted to a higher level and then reconfigure the power adaptor to operate at the higher power output level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Yu, Tsung-Cheng Liao, Merle J. Wood, III, WenYung Chang, Geroncio Tan
  • Publication number: 20200251404
    Abstract: Thermal coupling with between an electrical component, such as a CPU, and a heatsink can be provided by a movable heatsink insert separate from the heatsink. This movable heatsink insert can be placed on the electrical component. The heatsink can be thermally coupled to that additional thermal conductor. The heatsink, which is attached to the printed circuit board, is not in direct contact with the electrical component, reducing the likelihood that the heatsink could cause bending of the printed circuit board by pressing down on the electrical component. Further, a spring coupled between the heatsink and the movable heatsink insert can provide further pressure relief such that the heatsink assembly can be attached to an electrical component without applying excessive force to the electrical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Qinghong He, Edward Davis Geist
  • Publication number: 20200251122
    Abstract: An information handling system audio system includes a library of noise reduction filters associated with cooling fan speeds to isolate out cooling fan noise. Changed cooling fan settings communicated to the audio system trigger application of a library noise reduction filter for the selected cooling fan setting to isolate out cooling fan noise while an adaptive filter defines a noise reduction filter from recorded sounds. The library noise reduction filter reduces cooling fan noises during the time used to determine the adaptive noise reduction filter. In one embodiment, changes in cooling fan settings prioritize definition of noise reduction filters by the adaptive filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chien-Yu Huang, Shih Chia-Hung, Chu Shu Hsuan
  • Publication number: 20200251074
    Abstract: Upon detection of a change in resolution from a first resolution to a second resolution, one or more user interface elements may be dynamically scaled based, at least in part, on the detected change in resolution. The user interface elements may be dynamically scaled in such a way as to maintain an aspect ratio of each of the user interface elements while adjusting a resolution of each of the user interface elements to the second resolution. After the user interface elements are dynamically scaled, a user interface, at the second resolution, may be presented on a display of an information handling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Shekar Babu Suryanarayana, Sumanth Vidyadhara, Anand Prakash Joshi
  • Publication number: 20200250017
    Abstract: A BIOS of an information may transmit information regarding events detected by the BIOS to an OS of an information handling system for logging in an OS event log. A BIOS of an information handling system may detect an event and may log information regarding the event in a memory of an information handling system. An OS of the information handling system may retrieve at least a portion of the information regarding the event from the event log and may add at least a portion of the retrieved information to an OS event viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Balasingh Ponraj Samuel, Anand Prakash Joshi, Jagadish Babu Jonnada
  • Publication number: 20200249958
    Abstract: An information handling system may load first data from a location information area of a first memory, specifying a plurality of locations of metadata for a plurality of stages of basic input/output system (BIOS) initialization. The information handling system may then load first metadata for a first stage of BIOS initialization from a first metadata location of the plurality of locations specified by the first data. The first metadata may contain information for indexing first initialization data located at a first initialization data location. The information handling system may then index the first initialization data of the first initialization data location based, at least in part, on the first metadata. The information handling system may then perform the first stage of BIOS initialization based, at least in part, on the first initialization data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Shekar Babu Suryanarayana, Sumanth Vidyadhara, Anand Prakash Joshi
  • Publication number: 20200249859
    Abstract: An information handling system for migrating digital assets may include a storage medium configured to store information regarding digital assets to be migrated from a source system to a target system and a processor configured to determine a size of a digital asset to be migrated from the source system to the target system and select a mode of data transfer from the source system to the target system for the digital asset based on the size of the digital asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin ENDERS
  • Publication number: 20200250107
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a host system processor and a storage resource communicatively coupled to the host system processor. The storage resource may be configured to, responsive to receiving a command from the host system processor relating an address range of the storage resource, create an entry in a drive status table stored in a persistent storage area of the storage resource, the entry setting forth information indicative of the address and a completion status of the command and update a status of the address range in the drive status table as steps of the command are completed by the storage resource, such that, if a drive event occurs preventing full completion of the command, the host system processor may access the drive status table to determine a status of the command, and take a remedial action based on the status of the command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jaleel A. KAZI, Michael GARVEY, Kevin T. MARKS, Dale R. ELLIOTT
  • Publication number: 20200249738
    Abstract: A method may be provided for use in a chassis configured to provide a common hardware infrastructure to a plurality of modular information handling systems inserted into the chassis. The method may include monitoring a health of a local energy storage device of a modular information handling system of the chassis during runtime of the modular information handling system and in the event of a power event of the chassis which triggers a persistent save operation for the plurality of modular information handling systems of the chassis, allowing the modular information handling system to participate in the persistent save operation if the local energy storage device of the modular information handling system is healthy, and disallowing the modular information handling system to participate in the persistent save operation if the local energy storage device of the modular information handling system is unhealthy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Aaron M. RHINEHART, Kyle E. CROSS, Aaron D. CARPENTER
  • Publication number: 20200249726
    Abstract: A portable information handling system moves a display pivot axis between a main housing front and rear side with a display cable communicating visual information between the display and main housing. A display cable manager regulates a length of the display cable by wrapping the display cable about a spool biased to retract the display cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Brandon J. Brocklesby, Priyank Gajiwala, David J. Hernandez, Robert D. Hrehor, Jason S. Morrison, Laurent A. Regimbal, Anthony J. Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20200249960
    Abstract: An information handling system may connect to a remote client to display a user interface of the information handling system on a display of the remote client while the information handling system is in a pre-boot stage. The information handling system may transmit user interface data to the remote client for display of the user interface on the remote client. The information handling system may filter the user interface data to remove private information from the user interface data before transmitting the user interface data to the remote client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Shekar Babu Suryanarayana, Sumanth Vidyadhara
  • Patent number: 10732678
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a base cover, an exhaust port, a hinge knuckle, and an airfoil. The exhaust port is positioned above the base cover. The hinge knuckle is coupled to the base cover, and diverts airflow from the exhaust port. The airfoil is mounted on the base cover between the exhaust port and the hinge knuckle, and inclines up from the base cover and away from the exhaust port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Shaw, Travis C. North
  • Patent number: 10732679
    Abstract: A portable information handling system rotationally couples housing portions with a mono barrel hinge having sequential axle rotation about 360 degrees. A dual eccentric shaft hinge element rotates each axle about a cable routed between the axles so that a full 360 degrees of rotation is achieve with a thin height profile. Each axle shaft has a flat face that is maintained adjacent the cable rotating with an eccentric pattern relative to the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chin-Chung Wu, Hsien-Wei Chen, Chih-Ping Chang, Te-Sen Chin, An-Chung Hsieh, Jihun Yeom, Anthony J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10732859
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a processor and a memory system communicatively coupled to the processor. The memory system may include one or more persistent memory modules, each of the one or more persistent memory modules comprising a volatile memory and a non-volatile memory and one or more health registers accessible to a host system executing on the processor, the health registers storing health information indicating, for each of a plurality of ranks of the volatile memory, whether the memory system can reliably perform a save operation to a portion of non-volatile memory mapped to volatile memory of the rank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Vadhiraj Sankaranarayanan, Krishna Pradyumna Kakarla, Balaji Bapu Gururaja Rao, Elie Antoun Jreij
  • Patent number: 10732987
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a driver and a service. The driver is configured to determine if an operating system is not a restricted operating system, determine if corresponding service is present in response to determining the operating system is not a restricted operating system, and shut down the driver in response to determining the corresponding service is present. The service is configured to determine if a corresponding driver is present, and disable the corresponding driver in response to determining the corresponding driver is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Abu Shaher Sanaullah, Danilo O. Tan, Srikanth Kondapi
  • Patent number: 10735227
    Abstract: A receiver includes signal lanes to receive associated data bit streams, and a control module. The signal lanes each include configurable equalization modules to provide a selectable compensation value to the associated data bit stream. The control module performs back channel adaptations on each data bit stream to achieve a target bit error rate for the associated signal lane, determines a most common set of compensation values from the performance of the back channel adaptations, determines whether the compensation value is within a predetermined boundary for that selectable compensation value, and provides an alert when a first compensation value of the most common set of compensation values is not within the predetermined boundary for the first compensation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert G. Bassman, Stuart Allen Berke, Bhyrav M. Mutnury
  • Patent number: 10732919
    Abstract: An information handling system includes first and second displays, and a display controller. The display controller provides a visual output to the first and second display based on a display mode. A processor selects a mask display mode as a default display mode, determines a content type of the visual output, selects a split display mode when the content type is a first content type, determines a physical flatness of the information handling system when the content type is a second content type, and selects the split display mode when the physical flatness is greater than a flatness threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Keith M. Alfano
  • Patent number: 10736216
    Abstract: A non-rectangular connection pad for coupling discrete components to connection pads reduces the capacitance in the connection pad area, and thus maintains a more uniform characteristic impedance along the length of the trace. The pad shape is changed to reduce the area of the pad. The reduced area reduces or eliminates change in characteristic impedance of the trace incorporating the connection pad and discrete component attached to the connection pad. An irregular pad shape may be used to decrease the soldering area of the discrete component, while still maintaining wettability of the solder. One example of such a non-rectangular connection pad is a C-shaped connection pad. Such connection pad shapes can be used on traces for high-speed circuits (e.g., PCIe, USB, SATA, and other traces carrying signals above 1 GHz).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Isaac Wang, Bhyrav Mutnury, Sandor Farkas, Wallace Ables
  • Patent number: 10735247
    Abstract: A spanning tree protocol traffic handling system includes a first networking device and a second networking device that is coupled to the first networking device via a first access port that is included on the second networking device. The second networking device receives a Bridge Protocol Data Unit (BPDU) frame through the first access port from the first networking device. The second networking device sends an acknowledgement that includes a BPDU stop request and that is configured to cause the first networking device to stop sending BPDU frames to the first access port. The second networking device then sets an access port state of the first access port to a forwarding state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Loganathan Subramani