Patents by Inventor Susan L. Larson

Susan L. Larson 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).

  • Publication number: 20190242888
    Abstract: Viruses and other bioagents are of high medical and biodefense concern and their detection at concentrations well below the threshold necessary to cause health hazards continues to be a challenge with respect to sensitivity, specificity, and selectivity. Ideally, assays for accurate and real time detection of viral agents and other bioagents would not necessitate any pre-processing of the analyte, which would make them applicable for example to bodily fluids (blood, sputum) and man-made as well as naturally occurring bodies of water (pools, rivers). We describe herein a robust biosensor that combines the sensitivity of surface acoustic waves (SAW) generated at a frequency of 325 MHz with the specificity provided by antibodies and other ligands for the detection of viral agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Richard S. Larson, Brian Hjelle, Pam R. Hall, David C. Brown, Marco Bisoffi, Susan M. Brozik, Darren W. Branch, Thayne L. Edwards, David Wheeler
  • Patent number: 8046552
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems for tracking metadata changes during copying in a storage system. One embodiment includes a method that uses a bitmap and two fences to track changes to metadata while a copy of the metadata is being transferred from a source disk array to a destination disk array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Susan L. Larson
  • Publication number: 20100082920
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems for tracking metadata changes during copying in a storage system. One embodiment includes a method that uses a bitmap and two fences to track changes to metadata while a copy of the metadata is being transferred from a source disk array to a destination disk array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Susan L. Larson
  • Publication number: 20100049931
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a storage controller comprises a first port that provides an interface to a host computer, a second port that provides an interface to a storage device, a processor, and a memory module communicatively connected to the processor and comprising logic instructions stored on a computer readable storage medium which, when executed by the processor, configure the processor to copy a logical disk mapping from a first storage array managed by a source storage controller to a second storage array managed by a destination storage controller by performing operations comprising obtaining, in the source storage controller, an object identifier listing for use with the logical disk mappings in the destination storage controller, copying, in the source storage controller, contents of logical disk mappings for use in the first storage array from a first storage container to a second storage container, and replacing, in the source storage controller, object identifiers associated with the logical disk mapp
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Michael B. Jacobson, Susan L. Larson, Brian Patterson
  • Patent number: 5548712
    Abstract: A disk array data storage system has plural sets of storage disks connected to multiple corresponding I/O buses. Individual storage disks can be independently and asynchronously attached to or detached from corresponding interfacing slots of the I/O buses. The system has physical device drivers which represent the storage disks with respect to their connections to the interfacing slots of the I/O buses and physical device managers which represent the data kept on the storage disks. Interface drivers are provided to manage I/O transfers through corresponding I/O buses. When a particular storage disk is attached to or detached from an interfacing slot of an I/O bus, the interface driver corresponding to the I/O bus freezes all I/O requests that come from the physical device drivers that represent the storage disks in the set connected to the I/O bus. A configuration manager determines which interfacing slot the particular storage disk has been attached to or detached from.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Susan L. Larson, Douglas L. Voigt, Steven D. Messinger, Michael B. Jacobson