Patents by Inventor Edwin R. Childers

Edwin R. Childers 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: 11011204
    Abstract: A system, according to one embodiment, includes: a processor, and logic that is integrated with the processor, executable by the processor, or integrated with and executable by the processor. Moreover, the logic is configured to: detect, by the processor, a change in a resistance value of at least one of a plurality of detector structures, for identifying a defect on a magnetic medium. Each of the detector structures includes a pair of conductive layers separated by an insulating material. However, none of the detector structures include an operable reader for reading data from a magnetic medium. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Jason Liang
  • Patent number: 10990298
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes sending a data request from a host to a storage drive, where the data request includes quality of service (QoS) information, receiving, in response to the data request, a response from the storage drive at the host, and performing one or more actions at the host, based on the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul M. Greco, Edwin R. Childers, Simeon Furrer, Roy D. Cideciyan, Mark A. Lantz
  • Patent number: 10901825
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving at a storage drive, from a host, a data request, implementing the data request at the storage drive, utilizing a streaming mode, and returning, by the storage drive, a confirmation to the host, in response to implementing the data request at the storage drive utilizing the streaming mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul M. Greco, Edwin R. Childers, Simeon Furrer, Roy D. Cideciyan, Mark A. Lantz
  • Patent number: 10884653
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes sending, from a host to a storage drive, a read request for data, receiving, at the host from the storage drive, a portion of the data as fixed-size two-dimensional units, where the fixed-size two-dimensional units are mapped to fixed-size one-dimensional user data blocks located at the host, and performing one or more actions at the host, utilizing the portion of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul M. Greco, Edwin R. Childers, Simeon Furrer, Roy D. Cideciyan, Mark A. Lantz
  • Patent number: 10777221
    Abstract: An apparatus according to one embodiment includes a plurality of first modules each having a first write transducer. The apparatus further includes a plurality of second modules each having a second write transducer. Planes of deposition of write gaps of the second write transducers are oriented at an angle of greater than 4 degrees relative to planes of deposition of write gaps of the first write transducers. The media bearing surfaces of the modules are primarily planar, and lie along offset parallel planes. An apparatus according to another embodiment includes a first module having a plurality of first write transducers. The apparatus further includes a second module having a plurality of second write transducers. Planes of deposition of write gaps of the second write transducers are oriented at an angle of greater than 4 degrees relative to planes of deposition of write gaps of the first write transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Mark A. Lantz
  • Publication number: 20200143837
    Abstract: A system, according to one embodiment, includes: a processor, and logic that is integrated with the processor, executable by the processor, or integrated with and executable by the processor. Moreover, the logic is configured to: detect, by the processor, a change in a resistance value of at least one of a plurality of detector structures, for identifying a defect on a magnetic medium. Each of the detector structures includes a pair of conductive layers separated by an insulating material. However, none of the detector structures include an operable reader for reading data from a magnetic medium. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Jason Liang
  • Publication number: 20200125277
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes sending a data request from a host to a storage drive, where the data request includes quality of service (QoS) information, receiving, in response to the data request, a response from the storage drive at the host, and performing one or more actions at the host, based on the response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul M. Greco, Edwin R. Childers, Simeon Furrer, Roy D. Cideciyan, Mark A. Lantz
  • Publication number: 20200125289
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes sending, from a host to a storage drive, a read request for data, receiving, at the host from the storage drive, a portion of the data as fixed-size two-dimensional units, where the fixed-size two-dimensional units are mapped to fixed-size one-dimensional user data blocks located at the host, and performing one or more actions at the host, utilizing the portion of the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul M. Greco, Edwin R. Childers, Simeon Furrer, Roy D. Cideciyan, Mark A. Lantz
  • Publication number: 20200125272
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving at a storage drive, from a host, a data request, implementing the data request at the storage drive, utilizing a streaming mode, and returning, by the storage drive, a confirmation to the host, in response to implementing the data request at the storage drive utilizing the streaming mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul M. Greco, Edwin R. Childers, Simeon Furrer, Roy D. Cideciyan, Mark A. Lantz
  • Patent number: 10580452
    Abstract: A computer program product, according to one embodiment, includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The computer readable storage medium is not a transitory signal per se. Moreover, the program instructions are executable by a controller to cause the controller to: detect, by the controller, a change in a resistance value of at least one of a plurality of detector structures, for identifying a defect on a magnetic medium. Each of the detector structures includes a pair of conductive layers separated by an insulating material. Moreover, none of the detector structures include an operable reader for reading data from a magnetic medium. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Jason Liang
  • Publication number: 20190172484
    Abstract: An apparatus according to one embodiment includes a plurality of first modules each having a first write transducer. The apparatus further includes a plurality of second modules each having a second write transducer. Planes of deposition of write gaps of the second write transducers are oriented at an angle of greater than 4 degrees relative to planes of deposition of write gaps of the first write transducers. The media bearing surfaces of the modules are primarily planar, and lie along offset parallel planes. An apparatus according to another embodiment includes a first module having a plurality of first write transducers. The apparatus further includes a second module having a plurality of second write transducers. Planes of deposition of write gaps of the second write transducers are oriented at an angle of greater than 4 degrees relative to planes of deposition of write gaps of the first write transducers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Mark A. Lantz
  • Patent number: 10262682
    Abstract: An apparatus according to one embodiment includes a plurality of first modules each having a first write transducer, and a plurality of second modules each having a second write transducer. Planes of deposition of write gaps of the second write transducers are oriented at an angle of greater than 4 degrees relative to planes of deposition of write gaps of the first write transducers. An apparatus according to another embodiment includes a first module having a plurality of first write transducers, and a second module having a plurality of second write transducers. Planes of deposition of write gaps of the second write transducers are oriented at an angle of greater than 4 degrees relative to planes of deposition of write gaps of the first write transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Mark A. Lantz
  • Patent number: 10236024
    Abstract: An apparatus-implemented method according to one embodiment includes passing a magnetic recording tape over a plurality of modules having write transducers. Associated pairs of the write transducers are aligned along an intended direction of tape travel thereacross, and planes of deposition of write gaps of the write transducers in each associated pair are oriented at an angle of greater than 4 degrees relative to each other. The method further includes controlling a timing of writing of each of the write transducers individually for causing each pair of write transducers to write magnetic bars on the magnetic recording tape that are offset from one another in the intended direction of tape travel thereacross.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Mark A. Lantz
  • Patent number: 10176830
    Abstract: An apparatus according to one embodiment includes a first module having a plurality of first write transducers, and a plurality of second modules each having a second write transducer. Planes of deposition of write gaps of the second write transducers are oriented at an angle of greater than 4 degrees relative to planes of deposition of write gaps of the first write transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Mark A. Lantz
  • Publication number: 20180322904
    Abstract: A computer program product, according to one embodiment, includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The computer readable storage medium is not a transitory signal per se. Moreover, the program instructions are executable by a controller to cause the controller to: detect, by the controller, a change in a resistance value of at least one of a plurality of detector structures, for identifying a defect on a magnetic medium. Each of the detector structures includes a pair of conductive layers separated by an insulating material. Moreover, none of the detector structures include an operable reader for reading data from a magnetic medium. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Jason Liang
  • Patent number: 10102877
    Abstract: A computer program product, according to one embodiment, includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions executable by a controller to cause the controller to: monitor, by the controller, a resistance value of each of a plurality of detector structures positioned in an array, and detect, by the controller, a change in a resistance value of at least one of the detector structures, for identifying a defect on a magnetic medium. Each of the detector structures includes a pair of conductive layers separated by an insulating material. Moreover, none of the detector structures include an operable reader for reading data from a magnetic medium. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Jason Liang
  • Publication number: 20180240482
    Abstract: An apparatus-implemented method according to one embodiment includes passing a magnetic recording tape over a plurality of modules having write transducers. Associated pairs of the write transducers are aligned along an intended direction of tape travel thereacross, and planes of deposition of write gaps of the write transducers in each associated pair are oriented at an angle of greater than 4 degrees relative to each other. The method further includes controlling a timing of writing of each of the write transducers individually for causing each pair of write transducers to write magnetic bars on the magnetic recording tape that are offset from one another in the intended direction of tape travel thereacross.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Mark A. Lantz
  • Patent number: 10020014
    Abstract: An apparatus-implemented method according to one embodiment includes passing a magnetic recording tape over a plurality of modules having write transducers, and causing the write transducers to write predefined patterns of magnetic bars on the magnetic recording tape. Associated pairs of the write transducers are aligned along an intended direction of tape travel thereacross. Planes of deposition of write gaps of the write transducers in each associated pair are oriented at an angle of greater than 4 degrees relative to each other. A timing of writing of each write transducer is controlled such that resulting patterns of magnetic bars written by each associated pair are offset from one another in the intended direction of tape travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Mark A. Lantz
  • Publication number: 20180137886
    Abstract: An apparatus-implemented method according to one embodiment includes passing a magnetic recording tape over a plurality of modules having write transducers, and causing the write transducers to write predefined patterns of magnetic bars on the magnetic recording tape. Associated pairs of the write transducers are aligned along an intended direction of tape travel thereacross. Planes of deposition of write gaps of the write transducers in each associated pair are oriented at an angle of greater than 4 degrees relative to each other. A timing of writing of each write transducer is controlled such that resulting patterns of magnetic bars written by each associated pair are offset from one another in the intended direction of tape travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Mark A. Lantz
  • Publication number: 20180102140
    Abstract: A computer program product, according to one embodiment, includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions executable by a controller to cause the controller to: monitor, by the controller, a resistance value of each of a plurality of detector structures positioned in an array, and detect, by the controller, a change in a resistance value of at least one of the detector structures, for identifying a defect on a magnetic medium. Each of the detector structures includes a pair of conductive layers separated by an insulating material. Moreover, none of the detector structures include an operable reader for reading data from a magnetic medium. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Edwin R. Childers, Jason Liang