Patents by Inventor Michael Manning

Michael Manning 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: 7486083
    Abstract: System stability is managed. It is determined that a data storage system is responsive to an enclosure that is unstable. Based on the determination, the enclosure is temporarily prevented from being added to the data storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Manning, Ashok Tamilarasan
  • Patent number: 7454561
    Abstract: A system sets a disk access inhibitor flag whenever a disk drive is placed by the system in an inaccessible condition. The drive operates to set a bit therein when the drive has placed itself in a by-pass condition. During each polling event, the system determines: (1) whether the bit has been set; and (2) whether the disk access inhibitor flag has been set. If the bit has been set and such disk access inhibitor flag has been set, the system maintains the drive in the inaccessible condition; otherwise, the drive is accessible to the system. If, during a polling event, the bit has been set but that drive has not had a bit set during a relatively long period of time, the system maintains the drive accessible to the system unless the drive sets the bit during a subsequent predetermined wait period, after which the system sets the flagdisk access inhibitor flag and places the drive in the inaccessible condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip Fultz, Ashok Tamilarasan, Michael Manning, Thomas Dibb
  • Publication number: 20080148094
    Abstract: Storage stability is managed. It is detected that a disk drive is requesting to be taken offline. The disk drive is begun to be treated as being in a probation state. If within an acceptable period of time the disk drive requests to be put back online, treatment of the disk drive as being in a probation state is stopped, and only any portions of the disk drive data that were the subject of write requests involving the disk drive while the disk drive was being treated as being in a probation state are rebuilt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Manning, Ashok Tamilarasan
  • Publication number: 20080144470
    Abstract: System stability is managed. It is determined that a data storage system is responsive to an enclosure that is unstable. Based on the determination, the enclosure is temporarily prevented from being added to the data storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Manning, Ashok Tamilarasan
  • Publication number: 20070108805
    Abstract: A reversible chair is disclosed which permits the user to sit with either a conventional backrest or to rest his or her chest against the same element in a “forward chair” configuration. The rest is attached to the seat with a side-mounted support arm such that no central support must be straddled when the chair is used as a forward chair. In certain embodiments, the rest is moveable from a backrest position to a front rest position. In this way, the user may face the same direction on the seat in either configuration thereby permitting optimal contouring of the seating surface. In yet other embodiments, the attachment of the rest to the seat is adjustable in a fore and aft direction. Armrests are provided in certain embodiments which are moveable from a position which extends from the front of the back/front rest to a position which extends from the opposite side of the rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Manning
  • Patent number: 7193184
    Abstract: An oven for providing radiant and impingement heat to a food item. The oven includes a fan mechanism for drawing air around the radiant heat elements of the oven. The air is then delivered to an impingement tray located adjacent the food item. The air is forced through a series of apertures and onto the food item. At the same time the oven is also being heated by the radiant heat elements. This allows greater heat to be applied to specific locations on the food item. An external heat source is not required to heat the air as the air is heated by the existing radiant heat elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Manning
  • Publication number: 20060069782
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining whether access to a host requested by a client session connection is permitted. After determining attributes of the client session connection, a list of hosts is selected based on the determined attributes of the client session connection. The list of hosts is then used to determine whether access to the requested host is permitted. The disclosed method can be used to allow for location-specific white lists of free URLs for a user at a wireless network hotspot that the user can access before being authenticated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Manning, Chen Burshan, Nathan Sowatskey, Ritesh Kumar, Gregory Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20060056317
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining a location of a client session in a telecommunications network by comparing attributes of the client session connection to location definition information stored in a configuration file. A method of handling requests from proxy and non-proxy client connections in a telecommunications network by redirecting requests from unauthenticated proxy clients to a transparent proxy port on a captive portal such that the captive portal proxies the requests is also disclosed. The request may be directed to a service, such as a destination IP address and optional port number. A method for a proxy server to identify an edge session through an out-of-band request containing proxy metadata to a web portal for secure (HTTPS) requests is also disclosed. The edge session is identified for the web portal through a hostkey determined by the proxy server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Manning, Chen Burshan, Nathan Sowatskey, Ritesh Kumar, Gregory Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20060059092
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining a whether access to host requested by a user is permitted. User identifying information is obtained using any of a variety of techniques. The method includes determining a user domain, which indicates an identity of the user's home service provider. A list of hosts is determined based on the home provider. If the requested host is in the list of hosts, then the user is allowed access to the requested host though the user is not authorized. The list of hosts may be determined by one or more attributes from an actual or implied user profile, such as a domain name.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Chen Burshan, Michael Manning, Elad Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20050132881
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a PSA system using an indexing rotary dual valve regulating a stepping mode of operation that controls a variable bed inlet feed flow rate, controllable pressure between feed lines in different beds of the PSA system and varied output flow rate of product gas such as high purity hydrogen gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Mohamed Baksh, Michael Manning, Andrew Rosinski, James Smolarek, Alan Stewart, Bernard Neu
  • Publication number: 20050081924
    Abstract: A fuel reservoir having a reticulated material, generally a felt or a foam, disposed therein is provided. The addition of this reticulated material, either alone or in combination with a viscous fuel, assists the prevention of undesired flow of the fuel, the minimization of undesired leakages, and assists in orientation independence and uniform distribution of the fuel in the reservoir. The reticulated material enables the use of a viscous liquid fuel that has fuel diffusion rates and fuel utilization characteristics that approach those of neat liquid methanol. The material also helps create a greater surface area for evaporation, thus allowing a highly concentrated, vaporous fuel substance to be delivered to an associated fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Manning, Ashish Modi, Xiaoming Ren, Lena Guleserian
  • Patent number: 5976442
    Abstract: A method and assembly (20) to form a cast concrete panel (21). The assembly (20) has end beams between which tendons (23) can pass. The beams need to be able to support tensioning of the tendons. Transversely extending form members (25) cooperate with form members (27) to enclose a space to receive concrete to form the panel (21). The tendons (23) pass through the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: Michael Manning
  • Patent number: 5493627
    Abstract: A waveguide pack for transmission of information that includes a length of a dielectric waveguide wound into a free-standing coil with an inner diameter of less than three inches and coated with a binder suited to maintaining the waveguide in the coil, and a method for preparing the pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Sippican, Inc.
    Inventors: J. J. Pan, Richard W. Lancaster, Wesley Libby, Michael Manning, William Pauplis
  • Patent number: 5301169
    Abstract: A source of seismic waves operable within a borehole filled with liquid crises a module supported by a cable. The module includes means to generate a high voltage and to charge a bank of capacitors, and means to connect the capacitors across a pair of electrodes forming a spark gap. The electrodes are immersed in liquid at the same pressure as the borehole liquid and acoustically continuous with it, and are separated by a gap of width between 0.5 and 20 mm. If the gap is greater than about 5 mm, both the electrodes should be covered with insulation except at the positions where the spark is to be formed. The module can operate automatically at considerable depths and at high pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventors: Roy Baria, Michael Manning, Michael Allcock