Patents by Inventor Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Jr.

Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Jr. 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: 10049614
    Abstract: An OLED degradation compensation system includes a display system having an OLED display device. A computing device is coupled to the display system and includes an OLED display device adjustment database storing an OLED table that is associated with a usage time of the OLED display device and that includes OLED compensation information that is based upon the usage time. An OLED display device use tracking engine in the computing system determines usage data for the OLED display device. An OLED display device adjustment engine in the computing system retrieves the usage data determined by the OLED display device use tracking engine, uses the usage data to select the OLED table in response to the usage data corresponding to the usage time associated with the OLED table, and causes at least one OLED in the OLED display device to be powered using the OLED compensation information in the OLED table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Stefan Peana, Jace Files, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9881183
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, and a computer-readable medium communicatively coupled to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Amy Christine Nelson, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9658969
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, and an encryption accelerator communicatively coupled to the processor. The encryption accelerator may be configured to encrypt and decrypt information in accordance with a plurality of cryptographic functions, receive a command from the processor to perform an encryption or decryption task upon data associated with an input/output operation, and in response to receiving the command, encrypt or decrypt the data associated with the input/output operation based on a particular one of the plurality of cryptographic functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Jr., Michele Kopp
  • Publication number: 20170124943
    Abstract: An OLED degradation compensation system includes a display system having an OLED display device. A computing device is coupled to the display system and includes an OLED display device adjustment database storing an OLED table that is associated with a usage time of the OLED display device and that includes OLED compensation information that is based upon the usage time. An OLED display device use tracking engine in the computing system determines usage data for the OLED display device. An OLED display device adjustment engine in the computing system retrieves the usage data determined by the OLED display device use tracking engine, uses the usage data to select the OLED table in response to the usage data corresponding to the usage time associated with the OLED table, and causes at least one OLED in the OLED display device to be powered using the OLED compensation information in the OLED table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Stefan Peana, Jace Files, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160246738
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, and an encryption accelerator communicatively coupled to the processor. The encryption accelerator may be configured to encrypt and decrypt information in accordance with a plurality of cryptographic functions, receive a command from the processor to perform an encryption or decryption task upon data associated with an input/output operation, and in response to receiving the command, encrypt or decrypt the data associated with the input/output operation based on a particular one of the plurality of cryptographic functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, JR., Michele Kopp
  • Patent number: 9298938
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, and an encryption accelerator communicatively coupled to the processor. The encryption accelerator may be configured to encrypt and decrypt information in accordance with a plurality of cryptographic functions, receive a command from the processor to perform an encryption or decryption task upon data associated with an input/output operation, and in response to receiving the command, encrypt or decrypt the data associated with the input/output operation based on a particular one of the plurality of cryptographic functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Jr., Michele Kopp
  • Publication number: 20150324612
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, and a computer-readable medium communicatively coupled to the processor. The computer-readable medium may have instructions stored thereon, the instructions configured to, when executed by the processor: (i) periodically store, during an encryption or decryption operation performed on the computer-readable medium, one or more variables indicative of an encryption status of a volume of the computer-readable medium; (ii) determine, based on the one or more variables, whether the volume is in a partially encrypted or decrypted state; and (iii) in response to a determination that the volume is in a partially encrypted or decrypted state, boot from the volume and continue the encryption or decryption operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Amy Christine Nelson, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, JR.
  • Patent number: 9135471
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. A method for encryption and decryption of data, may include encrypting or decrypting data associated with an input/output operation based on at least one of an encryption key and a cryptographic function, wherein at least one of the encryption key and the cryptographic function are selected based on one or more characteristics associated with the data to be encrypted or decrypted. Another method may include encrypting an item of data based on at least one of a first-layer encryption key and a first-layer cryptographic function to produce first-layer encrypted data and encrypting the first-layer encrypted data based on at least one of a second-layer encryption key and a second-layer cryptographic function to produce second-layer encrypted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Jr., Amy Christine Nelson
  • Patent number: 9098727
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, and a computer-readable medium communicatively coupled to the processor. The computer-readable medium may have instructions stored thereon, the instructions configured to, when executed by the processor: (i) periodically store, during an encryption or decryption operation performed on the computer-readable medium, one or more variables indicative of an encryption status of a volume of the computer-readable medium; (ii) determine, based on the one or more variables, whether the volume is in a partially encrypted or decrypted state; and (iii) in response to a determination that the volume is in a partially encrypted or decrypted state, boot from the volume and continue the encryption or decryption operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Amy Christine Nelson, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150106633
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, and an encryption accelerator communicatively coupled to the processor. The encryption accelerator may be configured to encrypt and decrypt information in accordance with a plurality of cryptographic functions, receive a command from the processor to perform an encryption or decryption task upon data associated with an input/output operation, and in response to receiving the command, encrypt or decrypt the data associated with the input/output operation based on a particular one of the plurality of cryptographic functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stufflebeam,, JR., Michele Kopp
  • Patent number: 8930713
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, and an encryption accelerator communicatively coupled to the processor. The encryption accelerator may be configured to encrypt and decrypt information in accordance with a plurality of cryptographic functions, receive a command from the processor to perform an encryption or decryption task upon data associated with an input/output operation, and in response to receiving the command, encrypt or decrypt the data associated with the input/output operation based on a particular one of the plurality of cryptographic functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Jr., Michele Kopp
  • Patent number: 8856550
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, an encryption accelerator communicatively coupled to the processor, and a computer-readable medium communicatively coupled to the processor. The encryption accelerator may be configured to encrypt or decrypt data in response to a command from the processor to perform an encryption or decryption task upon data associated with an input/output operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Amy Christine Nelson, Brian Decker, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Jr., Marc D. Alexander
  • Publication number: 20130067210
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, and a computer-readable medium communicatively coupled to the processor. The computer-readable medium may have instructions stored thereon, the instructions configured to, when executed by the processor: (i) periodically store, during an encryption or decryption operation performed on the computer-readable medium, one or more variables indicative of an encryption status of a volume of the computer-readable medium; (ii) determine, based on the one or more variables, whether the volume is in a partially encrypted or decrypted state; and (iii) in response to a determination that the volume is in a partially encrypted or decrypted state, boot from the volume and continue the encryption or decryption operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Amy Christine Nelson, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, JR.
  • Patent number: 8312296
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, and a computer-readable medium communicatively coupled to the processor. The computer-readable medium may have instructions stored thereon, the instructions configured to, when executed by the processor: (i) periodically store, during an encryption or decryption operation performed on the computer-readable medium, one or more variables indicative of an encryption status of a volume of the computer-readable medium; (ii) determine, based on the one or more variables, whether the volume is in a partially encrypted or decrypted state; and (iii) in response to a determination that the volume is in a partially encrypted or decrypted state, boot from the volume and continue the encryption or decryption operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Amy Christine Nelson, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110225428
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. A method for encryption and decryption of data, may include encrypting or decrypting data associated with an input/output operation based on at least one of an encryption key and a cryptographic function, wherein at least one of the encryption key and the cryptographic function are selected based on one or more characteristics associated with the data to be encrypted or decrypted. Another method may include encrypting an item of data based on at least one of a first-layer encryption key and a first-layer cryptographic function to produce first-layer encrypted data and encrypting the first-layer encrypted data based on at least one of a second-layer encryption key and a second-layer cryptographic function to produce second-layer encrypted data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, JR., Amy Christine Nelson
  • Publication number: 20110225431
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, and an encryption accelerator communicatively coupled to the processor. The encryption accelerator may be configured to encrypt and decrypt information in accordance with a plurality of cryptographic functions, receive a command from the processor to perform an encryption or decryption task upon data associated with an input/output operation, and in response to receiving the command, encrypt or decrypt the data associated with the input/output operation based on a particular one of the plurality of cryptographic functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, JR., Michele Kopp
  • Publication number: 20110225406
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, an encryption accelerator communicatively coupled to the processor, and a computer-readable medium communicatively coupled to the processor. The encryption accelerator may be configured to encrypt or decrypt data in response to a command from the processor to perform an encryption or decryption task upon data associated with an input/output operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Amy Christine Nelson, Brian Decker, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, JR., Marc D. Alexander
  • Publication number: 20110225407
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with traditional approaches to encryption and decryption of data are provided. An information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, and a computer-readable medium communicatively coupled to the processor. The computer-readable medium may have instructions stored thereon, the instructions configured to, when executed by the processor: (i) periodically store, during an encryption or decryption operation performed on the computer-readable medium, one or more variables indicative of an encryption status of a volume of the computer-readable medium; (ii) determine, based on the one or more variables, whether the volume is in a partially encrypted or decrypted state; and (iii) in response to a determination that the volume is in a partially encrypted or decrypted state, boot from the volume and continue the encryption or decryption operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Amy Christine Nelson, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, JR.
  • Patent number: 7275167
    Abstract: A computing system that incorporates an auxiliary processor to the main system processor. The auxiliary system utilizes a separate application runtime for processes and is capable of operating even when the primary system is in an off state. Methods for load-balancing are provided based on computing needs respective to power consumption requirements. Processes that are not computationally intensive are processed by a low-power, auxiliary processor. In addition, peripheral components accessible to the overall computing system are shared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian M. Chandley, Chad L. Magendanz, Christopher Allen Schoppa, Dale C. Crosier, Jason Michael Anderson, Juan J. Perez, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Jr., Pasquale DeMaio, Steven T. Kaneko, William J. Westerinen
  • Patent number: 7152171
    Abstract: A computing system that incorporates an auxiliary processor to the main system processor. The auxiliary system utilizes a separate application runtime for processes and is capable of operating even when the primary system is in an off state. Methods for load-balancing are provided based on computing needs respective to power consumption requirements. Processes that are not computationally intensive are processed by a low-power, auxiliary processor. In addition, peripheral components accessible to the overall computing system are shared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian M. Chandley, Chad L. Magendanz, Christopher Allen Schoppa, Dale C. Crosier, Jason Michael Anderson, Juan J. Perez, Kenneth W. Stufflebeam, Jr., Pasquale DeMaio, Steven T. Kaneko, William J. Westerinen