Patents Assigned to Dell Products L.P.
  • Publication number: 20240164018
    Abstract: A high-speed transmission circuit comprises, as part of a signal path, a connector pin disposed on a pad that comprises an unused pad region. The unused pad region is not considered part of the signal path but is part of a resonant sub-circuit. In various embodiments, by properly adjusting the dimensions of the pad region and other structures in the high-speed transmission circuit, resonant frequencies of the sub-circuit are shifted to a frequency range that is outside of the frequency range of interest in the signal path, thereby, reducing insertion loss and increasing signal integrity without compromising mechanical stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Umesh CHANDRA, Douglas WALLACE, Bhyrav MUTNURY
  • Publication number: 20240161764
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example methodology implementing the disclosed techniques includes, by a computing device, receiving audio data corresponding to a spoken utterance by a first user and determining an accent of the audio data. The method also includes, by the computing device, neutralizing the accent of the audio data to a preconfigured accent and transmitting a modified audio data in the preconfigured accent to another computing device. The modified audio data includes the spoken utterance by the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ajay MAIKHURI, Dhilip KUMAR
  • Patent number: 11985901
    Abstract: In some examples, a device includes a charging circuit with a thermoelectric generator and a kinetic energy generator. An embedded controller (EC) monitors a level of a battery in the device. If the level falls below a threshold, the EC may determine, using an accelerometer, whether the device is in motion. If the device is in motion, the EC may use the kinetic energy generator to charge the battery. If the device is not in motion, the EC may determine, using a temperature sensor, whether there is a temperature difference between two portions of the device. If there is a temperature difference, then the EC may use the thermoelectric generator to charge the battery. If the EC determines that the device is not in motion and there is no temperature difference between the two portions, then the EC may instruct the user to charge the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Sathish Kumar Bikumala, Jace W. Files
  • Patent number: 11985760
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB), including: a ground reference layer; a pre-impregnated (pre-preg) layer having a surface; a first transmission line positioned on the surface; a second transmission line positioned on the surface spaced-apart from the first transmission line a first distance; and a solder mask layer positioned on the surface of the pre-preg layer and surrounding the first transmission line and the second transmission line, the solder mask layer having a thickness and a dielectric constant, wherein the thickness of the solder mask layer and a value of the dielectric constant of the solder mask layer cause convergence of electric fields associated with the first transmission line to be within a second distance from the first transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas S. Winterberg, Wan-Ju Kuo, Bhyrav M. Mutnury
  • Patent number: 11985793
    Abstract: Cable channel apparatus are provided that may be employed for routing system cables through open spaces defined within chassis walls, barriers or other fixed surfaces that separate different compartments or areas of an information handling system chassis. The cable channel apparatus may form a seal around the inserted system cables that prevents recirculation of cooling air through the open spaces between the different compartments. In one example, the cable channel apparatus may be employed to form such a seal around system cables that are routed through an open space to pass though or around a fan gantry that is mounted within a chassis of an information handling system chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jean M. Doglio, Patrick V. Illingworth
  • Patent number: 11983048
    Abstract: A portable information handling system glass ceramic housing integrates plural wires on opposing sides that interface with a radio to provide a dipole antenna, such as with a radio conductor output interfaced at a wire of the interior side and a radio ground output interfaced at a wire of the exterior side. Conductive contacts interface with the wires by exposure at the glass ceramic housing interior where pogo pins of a printed circuit board assembly bias against the conductive contacts to communicate the radio signals. In one example embodiment, the conductive contacts co-locate with a logo etched into the glass ceramic housing to provide an aesthetically pleasing antenna interface that is difficult to visually detect at the glass ceramic housing exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Duck-Soo Choi, Peng Lip Goh, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 11983054
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a host processor module comprising a host processor field programmable gate array, a management controller communicatively coupled to the host processor field programmable gate array and configured to provide out-of-band management facilities for management of the information handling system, and an interposer configured to interface between the host processor field programmable gate array and one or more peripheral devices in order to perform power management and control of the one or more peripheral device. The interposer may include a general purpose input/output extender configured to enable and control power delivery to the one or more peripheral devices and a microcontroller unit communicatively coupled to the host processor field programmable gate array and configured to perform monitoring and discovery of the one or more peripheral devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Kennedy, Timothy M. Lambert, Sanjiv C. Sinha
  • Patent number: 11983046
    Abstract: A portable information handling system pivots a hinge rotational axis as the hinge rotates housing portions between open and closed positions to manage a gap between the housing portions. For example, the hinge couples a base at a perimeter of one housing portion, the base having a many body that slides on sliding members of the base and that supports a bracket extending inward to couple to another housing portion. A bracket gear engages with a pinion gear included in the main body to translate bracket rotation through the pinion gear to a rack integrated in the base, thereby sliding the main body relative to the base as the housing portions rotate so that the distance between the housing portions adjusts with rotational orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Sanchez, Michael J. Pescetto, Boris Draca, Hsin-Chung Chang, Jui-Hung Chang
  • Patent number: 11985785
    Abstract: Traditionally, rail systems for racks that house electronic equipment, such as information handling system only allow motion from one side of the rack, if they allow movement at all. Embodiments presented herein provide mechanisms and methods that allow for motion of information handling systems in a housing from more than just one side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Bruce Holmes, Maunish Shah
  • Patent number: 11983049
    Abstract: A portable information handling system structure located between housing hinges along one side of the housing has first and second antenna disposed at opposing ends with a cooling fan between the first and second antenna and over the antenna structure to isolate the first and second antenna. In one embodiment, a parasitic element disposed between the first and second antenna and under the cooling fan has resonance tuned to isolate wireless signals of a frequency supported by the first and second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ching Wei Chang, Suresh Ramasamy, Allen B. McKittrick, Jeffery D. Kane
  • Patent number: 11983040
    Abstract: A portable information handling system couples a display film to a housing with a minimal bezel by forming a slot in a corner of the display film having rounded portions on opposing sides of the slot that conform to a rounded shape of the housing perimeter support for the display film. In an embodiment having a dual housing display configuration, the display film folds over a hinge and has a slot formed in each corner with a hinge indent aligned at the hinge coupling location to accept a hinge end cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Duck Soo Choi, Jong Seo Lee
  • Patent number: 11985794
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a plurality of information handling resources, a plurality of air movers configured to drive air to cool the plurality of information handling resources, and a thermal control system for controlling the air movers and configured to, in response to a failure of a particular air mover of the plurality of air movers apply power capping to information handling resources assigned to an air mover zone associated with the particular air mover and apply air mover speed limits to one or more of the plurality of air movers other than the particular air mover, the air mover speed limits based on an identity of the particular air mover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Shih-Huai Cho, Hsiang-Jung Chin
  • Patent number: 11983275
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a processing device configured to determine, utilizing a firmware-based agent running in firmware, a boot flag status during a boot process of the processing device. The processing device is also configured to execute, responsive to the boot flag status being a first value, a system update handler of the firmware-based agent configured for provisioning of a secured runtime operating system on the processing device, wherein the provisioning comprises digitally signing an image of the secured runtime operating system utilizing a hardware-based root of trust key. The processing device is further configured to execute, responsive to the boot flag status being a second value, a secured operating system boot handler of the firmware-based agent configured for validating and loading secured runtime operating system, wherein the validation comprises performing attestation of a signature of the image of the secured runtime operating system utilizing the hardware-based root of trust key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: John Henry Terpstra, Jeroen Diederik Cornelis Antonius Mackenbach
  • Patent number: 11983558
    Abstract: Applications can be migrated between containers during Modern Standby on a computing device. This migration may be performed to prolong the battery life of the computing device or to otherwise enhance performance. When a change in sensor state information is detected, a migration policy can be applied to application information to generate migration instructions. The migration instructions can then be used to migrate applications between containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gokul Thiruchengode Vajravel, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer
  • Patent number: 11983061
    Abstract: A peripheral input device, such as a mouse and/or a keyboard, includes a thermal sensor that detects end user presence, such as with a passive infrared sensor. The peripheral input device enters a low power mode having a radio of a wireless network interface controller monitoring a user presence indication communicated from a host information handling system, such as when a user presence sensor in a dongle coupled to the information handling system detects a user and communicates the user presence indication by a wireless signal. In response, the peripheral input device monitors for the user with the thermal sensor so that the radio and other components can be powered down until a user is detected, at which time the thermal sensor is powered down and the position sensor becomes active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Peng Lip Goh, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 11983337
    Abstract: A mouse accepts button press inputs at a button on the mouse upper surface to detect an input with a switch coupled to a first support. When pressure is applied by an end user to the button after the button activates the switch, the first support rotates towards a second support and a pressure sensor detects the amount of pressure applied at the button as an input with a value that varies in a range. The pressure sensor comprises a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) film with integrated silver electrodes that form upper and lower layers of capacitor electrodes to detect strain of a spring that biases the first support away from the second support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Peng Lip Goh, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 11983081
    Abstract: Failover of a Docker container between nodes of a cluster is orchestrated to enable the Docker container's data to be made available across all nodes of the cluster. Using this orchestration system, if a second cluster node is selected to be used to bring up a Docker container, the orchestration system coordinates destroying the previous Docker volumes on the first cluster node, unmounting a physical device containing the application data from the first cluster node's virtual filesystem, remounting the physical device containing the application data in the virtual filesystem of the second cluster node, creating a Docker volume referencing the application data on the second cluster node, and using the Docker volume to start a new instance of the Docker container on the second cluster node. This enables the Docker container to be started on any node of a cluster and have the application data available as a local filesystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Vimal Krishna, Sridharan Kuppuswamy, Shantanu Joshi, Viveka Narendra
  • Patent number: 11983132
    Abstract: A Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector functionality modification system includes a USB connector coupled to a first subsystem and a second subsystem by a multiplexer device. A USB connector functionality modification subsystem is coupled to the multiplexer device and operates to receive a USB connector functionality modification instruction while the multiplexer device is configured to allow the first subsystem to transmit and receive data via the USB connector and the second subsystem cannot transmit and receive data via the USB connector. In response to receiving the USB connector functionality modification instruction, the USB connector functionality modification subsystem reconfigures the multiplexer device to allow the second subsystem to transmit and receive data via the USB connector while the first subsystem cannot transmit and receive data via the USB connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Timothy M. Lambert
  • Patent number: 11983123
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for selecting and configuring grouped peripherals in shared workspaces are described. In an illustrative, non-limiting embodiment, an IHS may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the IHS to: group a plurality of devices available during a shared workspace session into a plurality of groups; transmit, to a remote service: (a) an indication of a performance metric, and (b) an indication of the plurality of groups; and receive, from the remote service, a selection of one device in each of the plurality of groups for use during the shared workspace session based, at least in part, upon the performance metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Gokul Thiruchengode Vajravel, Vivekanandh Narayanasamy Rajagopalan, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer
  • Patent number: D1026896
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Yuan-Ping Chu, Cecilia Hsiao Sun, Paul J. Doczy