Patents by Inventor Michael S. Bunker

Michael S. Bunker 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: 11100000
    Abstract: In one example, a system for embedded image management includes a blade enclosure that includes a set of server blades, an embedded image management appliance coupled to the blade enclosure, comprising: an image repository stored in a memory resource, an appliance operating system that operates on the memory resource, and an image resource manager that operates on the appliance operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Aland B. Adams, Michael S. Bunker, John Sarni, Gary W. Thome
  • Patent number: 11100021
    Abstract: A storage drive adapter may comprise an adapter board, which may include a first and second carrier module interface to removably engage with a first and a second storage drive carrier module, respectively. The adapter board may further include a dual ported storage drive connector to engage with a complementary storage drive bay interface. The dual ported storage drive connector may include a first port to provide a first signal path from the complementary storage drive bay interface to the first carrier module interface. Similarly, the dual ported storage drive connector may also include a second port to provide a second signal path from the complementary storage drive bay interface to the second carrier module interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Michael S. Bunker, Timothy A. McCree, Troy Anthony Della Fiora
  • Publication number: 20210224211
    Abstract: A storage drive adapter may comprise an adapter board, which may include a first and second carrier module interface to removably engage with a first and a second storage drive carrier module, respectively. The adapter board may further include a dual ported storage drive connector to engage with a complementary storage drive bay interface. The dual ported storage drive connector may include a first port to provide a first signal path from the complementary storage drive bay interface to the first carrier module interface. Similarly, the dual ported storage drive connector may also include a second port to provide a second signal path from the complementary storage drive bay interface to the second carrier module interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Michael S. Bunker, Timothy A. McCree, Troy Anthony Della Fiora
  • Patent number: 10572397
    Abstract: An example method to hide a presence of a storage device is provided herein. The method masks the presence of the storage device using a microcontroller that controls a presence bit. The method unmasks the presence of the storage device using the array controller to instruct the microcontroller to change the value of the presence bit after installation is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Michael S. Bunker, Michael White
  • Publication number: 20190286594
    Abstract: A storage drive adapter may comprise an adapter board, which may include a first and second carrier module interface to removably engage with a first and a second storage drive carrier module, respectively. The adapter board may further include a dual ported storage drive connector to engage with a complementary storage drive bay interface. The dual ported storage drive connector may include a first port to provide a first signal path from the complementary storage drive bay interface to the first carrier module interface. Similarly, the dual ported storage drive connector may also include a second port to provide a second signal path from the complementary storage drive bay interface to the second carrier module interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Michael S. Bunker, Timothy A. McCree, Troy Anthony Della Fiora
  • Patent number: 10366030
    Abstract: A storage drive adapter may comprise an adapter board, which may include a first and second carrier module interface to removably engage with a first and a second storage drive carrier module, respectively. The adapter board may further include a dual ported storage drive connector to engage with a complementary storage drive bay interface. The dual ported storage drive connector may include a first port to provide a first signal path from the complementary storage drive bay interface to the first carrier module interface. Similarly, the dual ported storage drive connector may also include a second port to provide a second signal path from the complementary storage drive bay interface to the second carrier module interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Michael S. Bunker, Timothy A. McCree, Troy Anthony Della Fiora
  • Patent number: 10353443
    Abstract: An example carrier module may include a carrier board. The carrier board may include a storage drive interface and an adapter connector in electrical communication with the storage drive interface. The adapter connector may engage with a complementary adapter receiver. The adapter connector may include a plurality of signal pins, at least one ground pin that is longer than the signal pins, and at least one power pin that is longer than the signal pins. The plurality of signal pins, the at least one ground pin, and the at least one power pin may engage with the adapter receiver to facilitate electrical communication between the adapter receiver and the adapter connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Michael S. Bunker, Timothy A. McCree, Stephen Spencer
  • Patent number: 10188014
    Abstract: In one example a latching system is disclosed. The latching system has a handle that moves along an axis of motion between three positions: a latched position, an unlatched position and an engaged position. The handle moves a retention clip from a locked position into an unlocked position when the handle moves from the unlatched position into the engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Troy A. Della Fiora, Michael S. Bunker
  • Publication number: 20180341593
    Abstract: In one example, a system for embedded image management includes a blade enclosure that includes a set of server blades, an embedded image management appliance coupled to the blade enclosure, comprising: an image repository stored in a memory resource, an appliance operating system that operates on the memory resource, and an image resource manager that operates on the appliance operating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Aland B. Adams, Michael S. Bunker, John Smi, Gary W. Thome
  • Publication number: 20180203489
    Abstract: An example carrier module may include a carrier board. The carrier board may include a storage drive interface and an adapter connector in electrical communication with the storage drive interface. The adapter connector may engage with a complementary adapter receiver. The adapter connector may include a plurality of signal pins, at least one ground pin that is longer than the signal pins, and at least one power pin that is longer than the signal pins. The plurality of signal pins, the at least one ground pin, and the at least one power pin may engage with the adapter receiver to facilitate electrical communication between the adapter receiver and the adapter connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Michael S. Bunker, Timothy A. McCree, Stephen Spencer
  • Publication number: 20180165031
    Abstract: Examples described herein including receiving a first address from a host controller and receiving a second address from the host controller. The first address may be for a first PHY and the second address may be for a second PHY. Based on the first address and the second address, a port mode for a storage drive associated with the first PHY and the second PHY may be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Richard J. Tomaszewski, Michael S. Bunker, Paul Kaler, Scott W. Briggs
  • Publication number: 20180095904
    Abstract: An example method to hide a presence of a storage device is provided herein. The method masks the presence of the storage device using a microcontroller that controls a presence bit. The method unmasks the presence of the storage device using the array controller to instruct the microcontroller to change the value of the presence bit after installation is complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Michael S. Bunker, Michael White
  • Patent number: 9927851
    Abstract: An example carrier module may comprise a carrier board, which may include a storage drive interface. The storage drive interface may engage with a storage drive so the storage drive can electrically communicate with the storage drive interface. The carrier board may further include an adapter connector in electrical communication with the storage drive interface. The adapter connector may removably engage with a complementary adapter receiver and may include multiple signal pins, and a ground pin and a power pin which are longer than the signal pins. The pins may facilitate electrical communication between the adapter receiver and the adapter connector. The carrier board may also include a power storage component in electrical communication with the storage drive interface and the adapter connector. The power storage component may receive and store a power input from the adapter receiver and may provide the power input to the storage drive interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Michael S Bunker, Timothy A McCree, Stephen Spencer
  • Publication number: 20180081844
    Abstract: A storage drive adapter may comprise an adapter board, which may include a first and second carrier module interface to removably engage with a first and a second storage drive carrier module, respectively. The adapter board may further include a dual ported storage drive connector to engage with a complementary storage drive bay interface. The dual ported storage drive connector may include a first port to provide a first signal path from the complementary storage drive bay interface to the first carrier module interface. Similarly, the dual ported storage drive connector may also include a second port to provide a second signal path from the complementary storage drive bay interface to the second carrier module interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Michael S. Bunker, Timothy A. McCree, Troy Anthony Della Fiora
  • Publication number: 20170332512
    Abstract: In one example a latching system is disclosed. The latching system has a handle that moves along an axis of motion between three positions: a latched position, an unlatched position and an engaged position. The handle moves a retention clip from a locked position into an unlocked position when the handle moves from the unlatched position into the engaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Troy A. Della Fiora, Michael S. Bunker
  • Publication number: 20170322605
    Abstract: An example carrier module may comprise a carrier board, which may include a storage drive interface. The storage drive interface may engage with a storage drive so the storage drive can electrically communicate with the storage drive interface. The carrier board may further include an adapter connector in electrical communication with the storage drive interface. The adapter connector may removably engage with a complementary adapter receiver and may include multiple signal pins, and a ground pin and a power pin which are longer than the signal pins. The pins may facilitate electrical communication between the adapter receiver and the adapter connector. The carrier board may also include a power storage component in electrical communication with the storage drive interface and the adapter connector. The power storage component may receive and store a power input from the adapter receiver and may provide the power input to the storage drive interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew POTTER, Michael S. BUNKER, Timothy A. McCREE, Stephen SPENCER
  • Patent number: 9274709
    Abstract: Techniques for indicators for storage cells are provided. In one aspect, an indicator is provided that indicates if a portion of storage cells of a storage device contains a pre-defined value. In another aspect, a range of storage cells are initialized to a known value. An indicator may be set to indicate the range of storage cells has been initialized to the known value. In yet another aspect, a request for the indicator may be sent to a storage device. Based on the indicator, initialization of the storage device may be bypassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Richard J Tomaszewski, Michael S Bunker, Jeff W Wolford
  • Publication number: 20140295711
    Abstract: A compression connector includes a housing and a plurality of contacts located within the housing. Each of the plurality of contacts is configured to bend at a plurality of locations when pressure is applied to the contact. In addition, each of the plurality of contacts is configured to tuck within itself when pressure is applied to the contact. Furthermore, each of the plurality of contacts is constrained by the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: John P. Franz, Andrew James Phelan, George D. Magason, David A. Selvidge, Joseph R. Allen, Kelly K. Smith, Michael S. Bunker
  • Publication number: 20140269240
    Abstract: A drive carrier includes a substrate, a computing device located on the substrate, an electrical interface located on the substrate, and a light source located on the substrate and communicatively coupled to the computing device. The computing device is to control illumination of the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew James Phelan, John P. Franz, Michael S. Bunker
  • Publication number: 20140247131
    Abstract: A system includes a computing device with touch sensing capabilities and a sensor positioned on a drive carrier and electronically connected to the computing device. The computing device receives a sensor measurement and determines based on the sensor measurement if the sensor positioned on the drive carrier has been touched. The computing device conducts a process in response to a determination that the sensor positioned on the drive carrier has been touched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Michael S. Bunker, Andrew James Phelan, John P. Franz