Patents by Inventor Michael A. Schuette

Michael A. Schuette 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: 11301324
    Abstract: A server computer is configured to write a first copy of a block of data to a first namespace on a first non-volatile memory-based cache drive and a second copy of the block of data to a RAID controller for de-staging of the data to hard disk drives of a RAID array. Acknowledgment of hardening of the data on the hard disk drives initiates purging of the first copy of the block of data from the cache drive. High availability is enabled by writing a third copy of the block of data to a second server to store the block of data in a second namespace on a second non-volatile memory-based cache drive. Restoring of data after power loss accesses the data on the first non-volatile memory-based cache drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SANMINA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kais Belgaied, Richard Elling, Franz Michael Schuette
  • Publication number: 20220042375
    Abstract: A hydraulic drive for a drilling apparatus includes a hydraulic motor that drives a drill and is connected to a main pump via a first and a second working line in a closed hydraulic circuit. The main pump has a steplessly adjustable displacement volume that is adjustable by an actuating cylinder that is connected to a control valve, which has a first feed connector and a first return connector. The first feed connector is connected to an outlet connector of a pressure reducing valve such that the pressure at the feed connector is adjustable to a predefined setpoint pressure by means of the pressure reducing valve. The setpoint pressure is set in a manner which is dependent on a desired high pressure in the closed circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Hakan Camurdan, Hermann Schuele, Michael Schuette, Ulrich Schill
  • Patent number: 11086813
    Abstract: A network-attached storage device is provided comprising a network card with an embedded operating system that provides autonomous operation of the network card, the network card including a network port to communicate with an external device and a peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) interface to couple to a first PCIe device in the absence of a system host processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Sanmina Corporation
    Inventors: Franz Michael Schuette, Daniel M. Gale, Charles C. Hill, Matthew T. Bowman, Ritesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 10901851
    Abstract: A delay circuitry is configured to hold up power to a mass storage device after a power fault disables communication of the mass storage device with the host computer. The time delay is sufficient to allow saving of in-flight data from the storage device's volatile cache to the non-volatile media (of the storage device) and to update a metadata table in the non-volatile media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sanmina Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Batcheller, Matthew Bowman, Drew G. Doblar, Franz Michael Schuette
  • Publication number: 20200264954
    Abstract: A server computer is configured to write a first copy of a block of data to a first namespace on a first non-volatile memory-based cache drive and a second copy of the block of data to a RAID controller for de-staging of the data to hard disk drives of a RAID array. Acknowledgment of hardening of the data on the hard disk drives initiates purging of the first copy of the block of data from the cache drive. High availability is enabled by writing a third copy of the block of data to a second server to store the block of data in a second namespace on a second non-volatile memory-based cache drive. Restoring of data after power loss accesses the data on the first non-volatile memory-based cache drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Kais Belgaied, Richard Elling, Franz Michael Schuette
  • Patent number: 10642320
    Abstract: One feature pertains to a scissor-based carrier assembly for a mass storage device used in a storage computer system. The carrier assembly has fixed and moving parts allowing the carrier to change from a retracted state to insert or remove the mass storage device into or from a storage enclosure to an extended state to couple the mass storage device with a connector of the storage computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SANMINA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles C. Hill, Franz Michael Schuette
  • Patent number: 10522850
    Abstract: A bipolar plate for a fuel cell is provided. The bipolar plate includes a main body with a first end and a second end spaced from the first end along a longitudinal axis of the main body. At least one inlet is disposed at the first end of the main body. At least one outlet corresponding to the at least one inlet is disposed at the second end of the main body. At least one continuous flow path extends from the at least one inlet to the at least one outlet. The main body comprises a single, contiguous piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Gould, Ravi Ramamurti, Karen Swider-Lyons, Michael Schuette, Joseph Rodgers, Chris Netwall
  • Publication number: 20190246514
    Abstract: One feature pertains to a scissor-based carrier assembly for a mass storage device used in a storage computer system. The carrier assembly has fixed and moving parts allowing the carrier to change from a retracted state to insert or remove the mass storage device into or from a storage enclosure to an extended state to couple the mass storage device with a connector of the storage computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Charles C. Hill, Franz Michael Schuette
  • Patent number: 10359058
    Abstract: A hydraulic drive device includes a pump, a hydraulic machine, and a tank. The hydraulic machine is connected fluidically to first and second fluid lines, which are configured to be connected fluidically to the tank or the pump via an adjustable main valve. The device further includes a first valve with a continuously adjustable first orifice. Pressure fluid is configured to be conducted out of the second fluid line via the first orifice and into the tank. The first valve is acted upon in the closing direction of the first orifice by a first spring and acted upon in the opposite direction by the pressure at a control point. The control point is connected fluidically to the tank via a first throttle device, connected via a second throttle device to the first fluid line, and connected to the first fluid line via a third throttle device and a second valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schuette, Peter Loewe
  • Patent number: 10251315
    Abstract: One feature pertains to cooling of a high density array of non-volatile memory mass storage devices within a computer enclosure. A coolant is moved through the enclosure through two separate air paths, each serving approximately half of the mass storage devices. The two air paths are interleaved in a central duct ported to a frontal and a rear plenum. The central duct contains two groups of fans with a flow axis perpendicular to the plane of the server enclosure but with opposite flow direction with the two groups vertically offset relative to each other. The two paths are separated from each other through dividers. Both paths intake coolant from the cold isle and exhaust the coolant to the hot isle. The non-volatile memory mass storage devices include electromechanical and solid state devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SANMINA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Phillip Mitchell, Eugene McCabe, Ritesh Kumar, Donald Chong Lee, Franz Michael Schuette
  • Publication number: 20190045634
    Abstract: One feature pertains to a modular design of a motherboard for a computer system. The mother board is disaggregated into a CPU board and an IO board. The CPU board contains at least one CPU, the associated memory subsystem and the voltage regulator module. The integrated IO ports escape to a high speed connector mating with its counterpart on an IO board which contains all peripheral devices including system logic not part of the CPU. In a multi-socket configuration the CPUs are on the CPU board and the processor interconnects are routed directly in a point to point manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Charles C. Hill, Franz Michael Schuette
  • Publication number: 20180322011
    Abstract: A delay circuitry is configured to hold up power to a mass storage device after a power fault disables communication of the mass storage device with the host computer. The time delay is sufficient to allow saving of in-flight data from the storage device's volatile cache to the non-volatile media (of the storage device) and to update a metadata table in the non-volatile media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Batcheller, Matthew Bowman, Drew G. Doblar, Franz Michael Schuette
  • Patent number: 9904330
    Abstract: One feature pertains to an advanced computer device configured for storing data on a plurality of non-volatile memory mass storage devices. The mass storage devices may interface with the computer device through a plurality of base boards mounted in an enclosure that are configured to couple with at least one non-volatile memory storage drive. Each base board may further be configured to couple with a high speed interconnect cable to exchange data to be loaded or stored with the computer device. According to one aspect, the high speed cable transfers Serially Attached SCSI (SAS) or PCIe data packets or frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sanmina Corporation
    Inventors: Franz Michael Schuette, Lawrence Allan Freymuth, Ritesh Kumar
  • Publication number: 20170227025
    Abstract: A hydraulic drive device includes a pump, a hydraulic machine, and a tank. The hydraulic machine is connected fluidically to first and second fluid lines, which are configured to be connected fluidically to the tank or the pump via an adjustable main valve. The device further includes a first valve with a continuously adjustable first orifice. Pressure fluid is configured to be conducted out of the second fluid line via the first orifice and into the tank. The first valve is acted upon in the closing direction of the first orifice by a first spring and acted upon in the opposite direction by the pressure at a control point. The control point is connected fluidically to the tank via a first throttle device, connected via a second throttle device to the first fluid line, and connected to the first fluid line via a third throttle device and a second valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Schuette, Peter Loewe
  • Patent number: 9472633
    Abstract: Embodiments include but are not limited to apparatuses and systems including a microelectronic device including a gate, a source pad and a drain pad arranged such that the gate is separated from the source pad and the drain pad by air, and an insulating layer coupled with a portion of the gate such that at least a portion of the insulating layer is separated from the source pad and the drain pad by the air. Methods for making the same also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Schuette, Andrew Ketterson
  • Patent number: 9445252
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a service at an incident scene is provided herein. During operation, a device will enter a geographic area (e.g., an incident scene), join a local-area network (LAN), and determine what services are presently being offered by other devices on the LAN. From a list of services deployed on the device, a determination is then made as to what services the device will run, and those services are then offered to all devices on the LAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Schuette, Philip E. May, Michael D. Pearce
  • Patent number: 9417819
    Abstract: A solid-state mass storage device adapted to be used as a cache for an hard disk drive that utilizes a more efficient logical data management method relative to conventional systems. The storage device includes a circuit board, a memory controller, at least one non-volatile memory device, and at least two data interfaces. The storage device is coupled to a host computer system and configured to operate as a cache for at least one hard disk drive. The storage device is interposed between the host computer system and the at least one hard disk drive. Both the storage device and the at least one hard disk drive are coupled to the host computer system through a single connection and configured to operate in a daisy chain configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Toshiba, Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Jeffrey Smith, Franz Michael Schuette
  • Publication number: 20160150389
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a service at an incident scene is provided herein. During operation, a device will enter a geographic area (e.g., an incident scene), join a local-area network (LAN), and determine what services are presently being offered by other devices on the LAN. From a list of services deployed on the device, a determination is then made as to what services the device will run, and those services are then offered to all devices on the LAN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: MICHAEL A. SCHUETTE, PHILIP E. MAY, MICHAEL D. PEARCE
  • Patent number: 9342260
    Abstract: Methods of operating a non-volatile solid state memory-based mass storage device having at least one non-volatile memory component. In one aspect of the invention, the one or more memory components define a memory space partitioned into user memory and over-provisioning pools based on a P/E cycle count stored in a block information record. The storage device transfers the P/E cycle count of erased blocks to a host and the host stores the P/E cycle count in a content addressable memory. During a host write to the storage device, the host issues a low P/E cycle count number as a primary address to the content addressable memory, which returns available block addresses of blocks within the over-provisioning pool as a first dimension in a multidimensional address space. Changed files are preferably updated in append mode and the previous version can be maintained for version control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: OCZ Storage Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Franz Michael Schuette, William Ward Clawson
  • Patent number: 9332413
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a service at an incident scene is provided herein. During operation, a device will enter a geographic area (e.g., an incident scene), join a local-area network (LAN), and determine what services are presently being offered by other devices on the LAN. From a list of services deployed on the device, a determination is then made as to what services the device will run, and those services are then offered to all devices on the LAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A Schuette, Philip E May, Michael D Pearce