Patents by Inventor Donald W. Gerhart

Donald W. Gerhart 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).

  • Patent number: 9430208
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure a method of configuring an information handling system comprises configuring a base platform of an information handling system. The method further comprises installing a personality module on the base platform. The personality module is configured to store personality information associated with an information handling resource of the information handling system. The method additionally comprises executing the personality module and installing software associated with the information handling system after executing the personality module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Gerard Nadon, Donald W. Gerhart, Phillip John Brisky
  • Publication number: 20150199189
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure a method of configuring an information handling system comprises configuring a base platform of an information handling system. The method further comprises installing a personality module on the base platform. The personality module is configured to store personality information associated with an information handling resource of the information handling system. The method additionally comprises executing the personality module and installing software associated with the information handling system after executing the personality module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Gerard Nadon, Donald W. Gerhart, Phillip John Brisky
  • Patent number: 9015457
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure a method of configuring an information handling system comprises configuring a base platform of an information handling system. The method further comprises installing a personality module on the base platform. The personality module is configured to store personality information associated with an information handling resource of the information handling system. The method additionally comprises executing the personality module and installing software associated with the information handling system after executing the personality module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Robert G. Nadon, Donald W. Gerhart, Philip Brisky
  • Publication number: 20130111197
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure a method of configuring an information handling system comprises configuring a base platform of an information handling system. The method further comprises installing a personality module on the base platform. The personality module is configured to store personality information associated with an information handling resource of the information handling system. The method additionally comprises executing the personality module and installing software associated with the information handling system after executing the personality module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Robert G. Nadon, Donald W. Gerhart, Philip Brisky
  • Publication number: 20130007428
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a method may include determining if personality information associated with an information handling resource of an information handling system is present on a personality module of the information handling system. The method may also include modifying the information handling resource or a second information handling resource to include the personality information in response to determining that the personality information associated with the information handling resource is present in the personality module. The method may further include executing the information handling resource or the second information handling resource as modified with the personality information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Farzad Khosrowpour, Donald W. Gerhart, Mukund Purshottam Khatri
  • Patent number: 6904391
    Abstract: A system and method for interpreting sensor data utilizing virtual sensors includes a plurality of physical sensors having a sensor number, a virtual sensor repository including a plurality of virtual sensors and an event log, a management controller, and one or more agents and allows for a central repository for a plurality of sensor values and a consistent and uniform view of system health. The management controller associates each of the physical sensors with one or more of the virtual sensors utilizing the sensor numbers. The management controller further stores within each of the associated virtual sensors the sensor value from the physical sensor associated with the associated virtual sensor. The one or more agents request and receive the sensor value for a desired physical sensor from one or more of the virtual sensors located in the virtual sensor repository instead of directly from the desired physical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Cynthia M. Merkin, Donald W. Gerhart, Wayne R. Weilnau, Jr., Allen M. Blanton, Jr., Philip D. Chidester, Mukund P. Khatri
  • Publication number: 20040254767
    Abstract: A system and method for interpreting sensor data utilizing virtual sensors includes a plurality of physical sensors having a sensor number, a virtual sensor repository including a plurality of virtual sensors and an event log, a management controller, and one or more agents and allows for a central repository for a plurality of sensor values and a consistent and uniform view of system health. The management controller associates each of the physical sensors with one or more of the virtual sensors utilizing the sensor numbers. The management controller further stores within each of the associated virtual sensors the sensor value from the physical sensor associated with the associated virtual sensor. The one or more agents request and receive the sensor value for a desired physical sensor from one or more of the virtual sensors located in the virtual sensor repository instead of directly from the desired physical sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Cynthia M. Merkin, Donald W. Gerhart, Wayne R. Weilnau, Allen M. Blanton, Philip D. Chidester, Mukund P. Khatri
  • Patent number: 6772099
    Abstract: A system and method for interpreting sensor data utilizing virtual sensors includes a plurality of physical sensors having a sensor number, a virtual sensor repository including a plurality of virtual sensors and an event log, a management controller, and one or more agents and allows for a central repository for a plurality of sensor values and a consistent and uniform view of system health. The management controller associates each of the physical sensors with one or more of the virtual sensors utilizing the sensor numbers. The management controller further stores within each of the associated virtual sensors the sensor value from the physical sensor associated with the associated virtual sensor. The one or more agents request and receive the sensor value for a desired physical sensor from one or more of the virtual sensors located in the virtual sensor repository instead of directly from the desired physical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Cynthia M. Merkin, Donald W. Gerhart, Wayne R. Weilnau, Jr., Allen M. Blanton, Jr., Philip D. Chidester, Mukund P. Khatri
  • Publication number: 20040133398
    Abstract: A system and method for interpreting sensor data utilizing virtual sensors includes a plurality of physical sensors having a sensor number, a virtual sensor repository including a plurality of virtual sensors and an event log, a management controller, and one or more agents and allows for a central repository for a plurality of sensor values and a consistent and uniform view of system health. The management controller associates each of the physical sensors with one or more of the virtual sensors utilizing the sensor numbers. The management controller further stores within each of the associated virtual sensors the sensor value from the physical sensor associated with the associated virtual sensor. The one or more agents request and receive the sensor value for a desired physical sensor from one or more of the virtual sensors located in the virtual sensor repository instead of directly from the desired physical sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Cynthia M. Merkin, Donald W. Gerhart, Wayne R. Weilnau, Allen M. Blanton, Philip D. Chidester, Mukund P. Khatri