Patents by Inventor Terrel Morris

Terrel Morris 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: 20220210528
    Abstract: An optical network includes top networking ports coupled to a packet switch, first media converters, second media converters, and bottom networking ports. The first media converters are coupled to top networking ports, each of the first media converters including a first ASIC transceiver that has a circuit switch function. The second media converters are coupled to the first media converter via optical cables to receive the optical signals. Each of the second media converters includes a second ASIC transceiver that has a circuit switch function. The bottom networking ports are coupled to the second media converters. The first ASIC transceiver and the second ASIC transceiver are configured to transmit a signal from one of the top networking ports to any one of the bottom networking ports, and transmit a signal from one of the bottom networking ports to any one of the top networking ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Anu Mercian, Terrel Morris, Jean Tourrilhes, Derek Spock, Puneet Sharma
  • Patent number: 11297404
    Abstract: An optical network includes top networking ports coupled to a packet switch, first media converters, second media converters, and bottom networking ports. The first media converters are coupled to top networking ports, each of the first media converters including a first ASIC transceiver that has a circuit switch function. The second media converters are coupled to the first media converter via optical cables to receive the optical signals. Each of the second media converters includes a second ASIC transceiver that has a circuit switch function. The bottom networking ports are coupled to the second media converters. The first ASIC transceiver and the second ASIC transceiver are configured to transmit a signal from one of the top networking ports to any one of the bottom networking ports, and transmit a signal from one of the bottom networking ports to any one of the top networking ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Anu Mercian, Terrel Morris, Jean Tourrilhes, Derek Spock, Puneet Sharma
  • Publication number: 20220021956
    Abstract: An optical network includes top networking ports coupled to a packet switch, first media converters, second media converters, and bottom networking ports. The first media converters are coupled to top networking ports, each of the first media converters including a first ASIC transceiver that has a circuit switch function. The second media converters are coupled to the first media converter via optical cables to receive the optical signals. Each of the second media converters includes a second ASIC transceiver that has a circuit switch function. The bottom networking ports are coupled to the second media converters. The first ASIC transceiver and the second ASIC transceiver are configured to transmit a signal from one of the top networking ports to any one of the bottom networking ports, and transmit a signal from one of the bottom networking ports to any one of the top networking ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Anu Mercian, Terrel Morris, Jean Tourrilhes, Derek Spock, Puneet Sharma
  • Patent number: 11201449
    Abstract: Processes and apparatuses described herein provide for an efficient cyclical fiber-optic connection between a source component and multiple destination components in a computing environment. A comb laser generates a laser signal that includes laser light of a first frequency that is red-shifted from a carrier frequency. The comb laser concurrently transmits the laser signal to four ring resonators via an optical waveguide. Three of the ring resonators are initially configured for optical resonance at a second frequency that is blue-shifted from the carrier frequency, while one of the ring resonators is initially configured for optical resonance at the first frequency. The laser signal is modulated to communicate data to a first target location associated with the ring resonator that is initially configured for optical resonance at the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Terrel Morris, Di Liang, Raymond G. Beausoleil, Ashkan Seyedi
  • Publication number: 20210359760
    Abstract: An optical transceiver module includes an optical transceiver and a controller. The optical transceiver has a ring filter configured to transmit optical signals from or receive optical signals for the optical transceiver module. The controller is configured to: detect a carrier frequency at the optical transceiver; detect a data signal frequency of data at the optical transceiver; determine a bit error rate of the data; and in response to determining that the bit error rate of the data is greater than a threshold, periodically vary a central wavelength of the ring filter at a frequency at least three orders slower than the data signal frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Mir Ashkan Seyedi, Terrel Morris
  • Patent number: 11005566
    Abstract: An optical transceiver module includes an optical transceiver and a controller. The optical transceiver has a ring filter configured to transmit optical signals from or receive optical signals for the optical transceiver module. The controller is configured to: detect a carrier frequency at the optical transceiver; detect a data signal frequency of data at the optical transceiver; determine a bit error rate of the data; and in response to determining that the bit error rate of the data is greater than a threshold, periodically vary a central wavelength of the ring filter at a frequency at least three orders slower than the data signal frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Mir Ashkan Seyedi, Terrel Morris
  • Publication number: 20210036481
    Abstract: Processes and apparatuses described herein provide for an efficient cyclical fiber-optic connection between a source component and multiple destination components in a computing environment. A comb laser generates a laser signal that includes laser light of a first frequency that is red-shifted from a carrier frequency. The comb laser concurrently transmits the laser signal to four ring resonators via an optical waveguide. Three of the ring resonators are initially configured for optical resonance at a second frequency that is blue-shifted from the carrier frequency, while one of the ring resonators is initially configured for optical resonance at the first frequency. The laser signal is modulated to communicate data to a first target location associated with the ring resonator that is initially configured for optical resonance at the first frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Terrel Morris, Di Liang, Raymond G. Beausoleil, Ashkan Seyedi
  • Publication number: 20200350991
    Abstract: Examples herein relate to optical systems. In particular, implementations herein relate to an optical system including a bidirectional optical link such as an optical fiber. The optical system includes first and second optical modules coupled to opposing ends of the optical fiber. The first optical module is configured to transmit optical signals across the optical fiber in a first direction and the second optical module is configured to transmit optical signals across the optical fiber in a second direction opposite the first direction. Each of the first and second optical modules includes a multi-wavelength optical source configured to emit light. Respective channel spacing of the multi-wavelength optical sources of the first and second optical modules are offset from each other such that the respective wavelengths of the emitted light transmitted across the optical fiber from the first and second optical sources do not overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Van Vaerenbergh, Raymond G. Beausoleil, Kevin B. Leigh, Di Liang, Terrel Morris, Paolo Faraboschi
  • Patent number: 10791385
    Abstract: A pluggable module is provided for converting an optical signal to a plurality of electrical signals. The pluggable module may include a printable circuit board (PCB) and an optical connector disposed on a first side of the PCB. The optical connector may route any received optical signal to an optical to electrical transceiver. The optical to electrical transceiver may convert the optical signal to an electrical signal and route the electrical signal to an electrical connector mounted on a second, opposite side of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Terrel Morris, John Norton, Daniel Alan Berkram
  • Patent number: 10757041
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing full redundancy in a computing network using a single network interface controller (NIC) and a single NIC card within one or more computing devices (e.g., servers) are provided. Embodiments of the technology disclosed herein provide a NIC card with a processing device (e.g., a field-programmable gate array (FPGA)) having a first set of input pins associated with a primary network switch and a second set of input pins associated with a standby network switch. When a failure occurs on the primary network switch, the processing device of the NIC card is configured to perform a circuit switch action to switch the connection between a processing device output from the first set of input pins to the second set of input pins. Accordingly, the same NIC is capable of controlling the network interface of a computing device between to different network switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Terrel Morris
  • Publication number: 20200177525
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing full redundancy in a computing network using a single network interface controller (NIC) and a single NIC card within one or more computing devices (e.g., servers) are provided. Embodiments of the technology disclosed herein provide a NIC card with a processing device (e.g., a field-programmable gate array (FPGA)) having a first set of input pins associated with a primary network switch and a second set of input pins associated with a standby network switch. When a failure occurs on the primary network switch, the processing device of the NIC card is configured to perform a circuit switch action to switch the connection between a processing device output from the first set of input pins to the second set of input pins. Accordingly, the same NIC is capable of controlling the network interface of a computing device between to different network switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventor: TERREL MORRIS
  • Patent number: 10623101
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an effective solution to employ hyperscale photonics connectivity using existing server connections. The solution described in the present disclosure eliminates top-of-rack switches and facilitates a manner for servers to connect directly to middle-of-row switches. An apparatus consistent with the present disclosure includes a primary transceiver device. The primary server-end transceiver device comprising a photonics transceiver and a first electrical transmitter. The apparatus further includes a first secondary server-end transceiver device, the first secondary server-end transceiver device comprising a second electrical transmitter. In addition, a first electrical cable electrically couples the primary server-end transceiver to the first secondary server-end transceiver device. The present disclosure enables the use of an input fiber connection and a photonics transceiver to effect two sets of electrical connections on different servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Terrel Morris, Daniel Alan Berkram
  • Publication number: 20200107087
    Abstract: A pluggable module is provided for converting an optical signal to a plurality of electrical signals. The pluggable module may include a printable circuit board (PCB) and an optical connector disposed on a first side of the PCB. The optical connector may route any received optical signal to an optical to electrical transceiver. The optical to electrical transceiver may convert the optical signal to an electrical signal and route the electrical signal to an electrical connector mounted on a second, opposite side of the PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Terrel Morris, John Norton, Daniel Alan Berkram
  • Patent number: 10530481
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an effective solution to employ hyperscale photonics connectivity using existing server connections. The solution described in the present disclosure eliminates top-of-rack switches and facilitates a manner for servers to connect directly to middle-of-row switches. An apparatus consistent with the present disclosure includes a primary transceiver device. The primary server-end transceiver device comprising a photonics transceiver and a first electrical transmitter. The apparatus further includes a first secondary server-end transceiver device, the first secondary server-end transceiver device comprising a second electrical transmitter. In addition, a first electrical cable electrically couples the primary server-end transceiver to the first secondary server-end transceiver device. The present disclosure enables the use of an input fiber connection and a photonics transceiver to effect two sets of electrical connections on different servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Terrel Morris, Daniel Alan Berkram
  • Patent number: 10491302
    Abstract: A server-to-switch interconnection system that includes a plurality of server modules each having wired server network connection ports, the plurality of server modules being positioned in a server rack. The switch system also includes a rack-level server photonic module that has a plurality of wired network connection ports connecting to a plurality of servers from a single photonic module, an optical transceiver in communication with the wired network connection ports, and an optical port in communication with the optical transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Terrel Morris, Daniel Alan Berkram
  • Patent number: 10212497
    Abstract: A hybrid circuit-packet switch device includes a packet switch and a circuit switch. The circuit switch selectively passes, under control of a control logic, incoming data received at an optical input of the hybrid circuit-packet switch device to the packet switch or an optical output of the hybrid circuit-packet switch device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Terrel Morris, Charles F. Clark, Raymond G. Beausoleil
  • Patent number: 10187247
    Abstract: A computer system has a plurality of computer servers, each including at least one central processing unit (CPU). A memory appliance is spaced remotely from the plurality of computer servers. The memory appliance includes a memory controller and random access memory (RAM). At least one photonic interconnection is between the plurality of computer servers and the memory appliance. An allocated portion of the RAM is addressable by a predetermined CPU selected during a configuration event from the plurality of computer servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Terrel Morris
  • Publication number: 20180052295
    Abstract: In examples provided herein, an optical fiber distribution node comprises a housing assembly that has an input port in the housing assembly and an input optical fiber cable coupled to the input port. The input port comprises multiple optical fibers. A first subset of the optical fibers is routed from the input port through a first output port in the housing assembly, and a second subset of the optical fibers is routed from the input port through a second output port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Terrel MORRIS, Raymond G. BEAUSOLEIL
  • Patent number: 9710426
    Abstract: A computer system has a plurality of computer servers, each including at least one central processing unit (CPU). A memory appliance is spaced remotely from the plurality of computer servers. The memory appliance includes random access memory (RAM). A photonic CPU link is operatively attached to the at least one CPU. A photonic circuit switch is operatively attached to the photonic CPU link. An allocated portion of the RAM is addressable by a predetermined CPU selected from the plurality of computer servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Terrel Morris
  • Patent number: 9634771
    Abstract: A method for connecting adjacent computing board devices. A source computing board may be provided. An optical engine attaches to the source computing board. A plurality of source optical connectors couples to the optical engine. A first optical connector may be positioned at a location on the source computing board for a first preset type of computing component on an adjacent computing board. A second optical connector may be positioned at a fixed coordinate related to the first optical connector on the source computing board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Terrel Morris, Paul Kessler Rosenberg, Michael Renne Ty Tan, Gary Gostin, Eric Peterson