Patents by Inventor Byron A. Alcorn

Byron A. Alcorn has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200233474
    Abstract: In an example, a method, non-transitory machine-readable storage medium, and apparatus is described for preserving data in a solid state drive in the event of an unclean shutdown of the host computing system. A controller of the host computing system detects an unclean shutdown that initiates a power down of the host computing system, In response to the detecting the controller asserts a first signal that signals the solid state drive to write data in a volatile memory of the solid state drive to a non-volatile memory of the solid state drive, The controller then initiates a timer to count down a predefined delay period after the asserting. Upon an expiration of the timer, the controller asserts a second signal that instructs a power supply of the host computing system to power off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Byron A. Alcorn, Shane Ward, Ronald G. Rogers, Lance Ceili
  • Patent number: 10719402
    Abstract: Power loss in a client device is detected. In response to the detecting of the power loss, an electronic card is alerted that the power loss is about to occur, where the electronic card includes a volatile storage and a non-volatile storage. A transfer of data from the volatile storage to the non-volatile storage is triggered in response to the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Byron A. Alcorn, Scott W. Briggs, Joel Pierre Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 10545901
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory card that includes at least one memory module and an expansion connector to connect with at least one expansion memory card. A lane distributor on the memory card interfaces with a set of bidirectional lanes and provides a base lane set and an expanded lane set of bidirectional lanes to support communications with the memory module and the expansion memory card via the expansion connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter Seiler, Shane Ward, Byron A. Alcorn, Raphael Gay
  • Publication number: 20190354440
    Abstract: Power loss in a client device is detected. In response to the detecting of the power loss, an electronic card is alerted that the power loss is about to occur, where the electronic card includes a volatile storage and a non-volatile storage. A transfer of data from the volatile storage to the non-volatile storage is triggered in response to the alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Byron A. Alcorn, Scott W. Briggs, Joel Pierre Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 10483673
    Abstract: An interposer for connecting a module to an M.2 socket includes a different form factor connector. The interposer includes an M.2 connector to couple the interposer to the M.2 socket. The M.2 connector is formed to mate with the M.2 socket. The interposer includes a different form factor socket to couple the interposer to the module including the different form factor connector. The different form factor socket is formed to mate with the different form factor connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Byron A Alcorn, Shane Ward, Peter Andrew Seiler
  • Patent number: 10402274
    Abstract: Power loss in a client device is detected. In response to the detecting of the power loss, an electronic card is alerted that the power loss is about to occur, where the electronic card includes a volatile storage and a non-volatile storage. A transfer of data from the volatile storage to the non-volatile storage is triggered in response to the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Byron A. Alcorn, Scott W. Briggs, Joel Pierre Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 10297938
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus for card edge connector couplings includes a card edge connector coupled to a card edge, and a number of conductors coupling the card edge to a device connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Adolfo A. Gomez, Jonathan D. Bassett, Byron A. Alcorn
  • Publication number: 20190121700
    Abstract: Power loss in a client device is detected. In response to the detecting of the power loss, an electronic card is alerted that the power loss is about to occur, where the electronic card includes a volatile storage and a non-volatile storage. A transfer of data from the volatile storage to the non-volatile storage is triggered in response to the alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Byron A. Alcorn, Scott W. Briggs, Joel Pierre Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 10210128
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a pass-through module that includes connector pins to connect with at least one active portion of a motherboard connector and to separately connect with at least one inactive portion of the motherboard connector. A routing function on the pass-through module redirects a set of bidirectional lanes from the connector pins connected to the active portion of the motherboard connector to the connector pins connected to the inactive portion of the motherboard connector to enable a connection of the set of bidirectional lanes to at least one other motherboard resource connected to the inactive portion of the motherboard connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Raphael Gay, Roger A. Pearson, Shane Ward, Byron A. Alcorn
  • Patent number: 10198320
    Abstract: Power loss in a client device is detected. In response to the detecting of the power loss, an electronic card is alerted that the power loss is about to occur, where the electronic card includes a volatile storage and a non-volatile storage. A transfer of data from the volatile storage to the non-volatile storage is triggered in response to the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Byron A. Alcorn, Scott W. Briggs, Joel Pierre Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 10162784
    Abstract: Examples of adapters for transmitting signals are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, an adapter may include a first connector communicatively couplable to PCIe port of a computing system via a first plurality of pins and a second connecter communicatively couplable to an electronic device via a second plurality of pins. The first plurality of pins is communicatively coupled to the second plurality of pins. Additionally, signals of a first type are transmittable between the computing system and the electronic device via a first subset of the first and the second pluralities of pins and signals of a second type are transmittable between the computing system and the electronic device via a second subset of the first and the second pluralities of pins. The second subset of the first plurality of pins and the second plurality of pins conforms to the SFF 8639 standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Bassett, Byron A. Alcorn, Shane Ward
  • Patent number: 10146623
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to obtaining information about and indicating a state of a storage device. In example implementations, an indication that a storage device is rebuilding address mappings may be received, and how much progress has been made in the rebuilding may be determined. A representation of the progress made in the rebuilding may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Byron A. Alcorn, Bruce Trevino, Scotty M. Wiginton
  • Publication number: 20180276167
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory card that includes at least one memory module and an expansion connector to connect with at least one expansion memory card. A lane distributor on the memory card interfaces with a set of bidirectional lanes and provides a base lane set and an expanded lane set of bidirectional lanes to support communications with the memory module and the expansion memory card via the expansion connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Seiler, Shane Ward, Byron A. Alcorn, Raphael Gay
  • Patent number: 10019127
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a remote display area including input lenses each depicting a region of a graphical user interface. Examples include, in response to detection of a graphical user interface (GUI) input event with a remote computing device within an input lens having input focus, invoking the GUI input event at a location of the GUI of a local computing device within the region of the GUI depicted in the input lens having input focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Keith A Fish, Byron A Alcorn
  • Publication number: 20180138613
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus for card edge connector couplings includes a card edge connector coupled to a card edge, and a number of conductors coupling the card edge to a device connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Adolfo Gomez, Jonathan D. Bassett, Byron A. Alcorn
  • Publication number: 20180109652
    Abstract: In some examples, a system identifies a set of services to provide a set of outputs to be displayed on a first set of displays at a first location to an identified user, where the services are provided by computers located remotely over a network from the first location, and establishes a value for a parameter that controls a custom display of a given output of the set of outputs on a respective set of displays to the identified user based, at least in part, on a stored mapping that persistently relates the set of services, the set of outputs, a second set of displays, and the identified user. The system further adjusts the display of the given output of the set of outputs on the first set of displays, the adjusting being based, at least in part, on the value of the parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Joel Walls, Byron A. Alcorn, Thomas J. Flynn, Roland M. Hochmuth
  • Patent number: 9880891
    Abstract: Included are embodiments for assignment and failover of resources. More specifically, at least one embodiment of a method includes assigning, to a user of an access device (202), at least one primary resource (210, 212). Some embodiments include assigning, to the user of the access device (202), at least one backup resource (210, 212).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Joel Walls, Byron A. Alcorn, Thomas J. Flynn, Roland M Hochmuth, Quoc P. Pham, Valentin Popescu
  • Publication number: 20180011811
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a pass-through module that includes connector pins to connect with at least one active portion of a motherboard connector and to separately connect with at least one inactive portion of the motherboard connector. A routing function on the pass-through module redirects a set of bidirectional lanes from the connector pins connected to the active portion of the motherboard connector to the connector pins connected to the inactive portion of the motherboard connector to enable a connection of the set of bidirectional lanes to at least one other motherboard resource connected to the inactive portion of the motherboard connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Raphael Gay, Roger A. Pearson, Shane Ward, Byron A. Alcorn
  • Publication number: 20180006391
    Abstract: An interposer for connecting a module to an M.2 socket includes a different form factor connector. The interposer includes an M.2 connector to couple the interposer to the M.2 socket. The M.2 connector is formed to mate with the M.2 socket. The interposer includes a different form factor socket to couple the interposer to the module including the different form factor connector. The different form factor socket is formed to mate with the different form factor connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Byron A Alcorn, Shane Ward, Peter Andrew Seiler
  • Patent number: 9860344
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with persisting information concerning per-user, per-connection display configuration control are described. One example method includes identifying services that provide outputs to be displayed to an identified user on displays available to the identified user. Services are provided by remotely located computers. The example method may also include establishing a display control parameter based on a stored mapping that persistently relates services, outputs, displays, and users. The mapping stores information concerning the parameter as configured by the identified user during a previous session. The example method may also include controlling the display of the output on the display based on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Joel Walls, Byron A. Alcorn, Thomas J. Flynn, Roland M. Hochmuth