Patents by Inventor Todd Swierk

Todd Swierk 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: 9288129
    Abstract: A virtual tunnel method is described herein which implemented by a host and next hop routers to address a problem that is related to synchronizing active tunnel(s) and active link(s) between the host and next hop routers. Furthermore, a multiple tunnel management method is described herein which implemented by a host to address the problem that is related to synchronizing active tunnel(s) and active link(s) between the host and multiple next hop routers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Terry Bush, Weihua Pan, Todd Swierk
  • Patent number: 9244774
    Abstract: A storage device failure recovery system includes a storage IHS and a user IHS coupled together over a network. The user IHS includes a storage system having a storage device, and a storage repair function that periodically provides a storage device image over the network to the storage IHS using data from the storage device. The storage repair function detects a failure of the storage device and streams an operating system on the user IHS using the storage device image stored on the storage IHS. While streaming the operating system on the user IHS using the storage device image stored on the storage IHS, the storage repair function analyzes the failure of the storage device, determines a storage system failure recovery procedure, and performs the storage system failure recovery procedure to restore the storage system while a user remains productive on the user IHS via the streamed operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Carlton A. Andrews, Gary D. Huber, Yuan-Chang Lo, Todd Swierk
  • Publication number: 20150278048
    Abstract: Methods and systems for restoring data in a degraded computer system are presented. In an embodiment, a method includes storing user data to a hard disk drive that is local to a user interface device. The method may also include storing a sub-set of the user data to a internal data storage device that is local to the user interface device. Additionally, the method may include copying the sub-set of the user data from the internal data storage device to a remote data storage device in response to a degradation of system performance of the user interface device. In an embodiment, the data may be retrieved from the internal data storage by an external system, even when the user interface device is in a degraded or unresponsive state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS, L.P.
    Inventors: Philip M. Seibert, Todd Swierk, Gary Douglas Huber, Carlton A. Andrews, Munif Mohammed Farhan
  • Publication number: 20150278293
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods for asynchronous image repository functionality are presented. In an embodiment, a method includes storing user data in a data storage device that is local to a user interface device, storing a copy of the user data to a storage location that is remote from the user interface device, performing a service for a user of the user interface device using the copy of the user data stored to the storage location, and communicating information associated with the service back to the user interface device. Additionally, the data image may be directly scanned for malicious software. In a further embodiment, the method may include providing a software inventory associated with the user data, such as software, stored in the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS, L.P.
    Inventors: Todd Swierk, Gary Douglas Huber, Carlton A. Andrews, Clint H. O.Connor, Bruce C. Bell, David Konetski, Clifton J. Barker
  • Publication number: 20150248247
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for managing a multi-mode hybrid storage device are described. In an embodiment, a method includes identifying an operational state of a system having a hybrid data storage device and an interfacing processor configured to interface with the hybrid data storage device. A method may also include interacting with the hybrid data storage device according to one of a plurality of interaction modes in response to the operational state of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Carlton A. Andrews, Gary Douglas Huber, Munif Mohammed Farhan, Todd Swierk, William F. Sauber, Philip M. Seibert
  • Publication number: 20150248352
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and systems for optimization of centralized storage performance across multiple compute devices are presented. In an embodiment a method may include storing user data in a data storage location that is remote to a user interface device. The method may also include determining a subset of the user data for local storage in response to a data storage policy and at least one usage attribute. Additionally, the method may include storing the sub-set of the user data in a data cache that is local to the user interface device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Carlton A. Andrews, Gary Douglas Huber, Todd Swierk, William F. Sauber, Philip M. Seibert
  • Publication number: 20150186076
    Abstract: The present embodiments describe systems and methods for a dynamically updated user data cache for persistent productivity. In an embodiment, the system includes caching mechanism optimized to support user productivity in the case of a primary storage failure. For example, an embodiment of a method includes establishing a cache for caching user data in a persistent data storage device that is accessible by a first operating system and a second operating system. The method may also include identifying a set of user data to be stored in the cache. Additionally, the method may include storing the set of user data into the cache. The method may also include accessing the set of user data stored in the cache with the second operating system in response to the first operating system being in a degraded condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Carlton A Andrews, Gary Douglas Huber, Manish Bhaskar, Munif Mohammed Farhan, Satya Mylvara, Todd Swierk, William F. Sauber, Philip M. Seibert
  • Publication number: 20150179186
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing visual audio quality cues and context awareness in a virtual collaboration session. In some embodiments, a method may include receiving a plurality of audio signals, each audio signal captured from one of a plurality of a participants of a virtual collaboration session; determining, for each of the plurality of participants, a voice quality of the participant's audio signal; and providing a visual cue of the voice quality of each participant's audio signal to at least one of the plurality of participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Todd Swierk, Michael S. Gatson, Jason A. Shepherd, Clifton J. Barker, Yuan-Chang Lo
  • Publication number: 20150180985
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for systems and methods for maintaining technical support continuity across system restarts and multiple operating systems are described herein. In an embodiment, a method may include receiving a request to initiate a user support session. Additionally, the method may include receiving a unique identifier associated with a device to be contacted during the user support session. The method may also include establishing a user support session in association with the unique identifier. The unique identifier may be a hardware identification tag, a system-specific service tag, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Philip M. Seibert, Todd Swierk, Gary Douglas Huber, Carlton A. Andrews
  • Publication number: 20150169069
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a presentation interface in a virtual collaboration session. In some embodiments, a method may include receiving, from a gesture capture system, an indication of a body movement performed by a participant of a virtual collaboration session; receiving, from a drawing control system, an indication of a drawing characteristic associated with the participant of the virtual collaboration session, and identifying an intent of the participant based upon a combination of the indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Yuan-Chang Lo, Michael S. Gatson, Todd Swierk, Clifton J. Barker, Jason A. Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20150154291
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing behavior in a virtual collaboration session. In some embodiments, an Information Handling System (IHS) may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory including program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the IHS to: receive engagement metrics from a participant of a virtual collaboration session, wherein the engagement metrics are indicative of the participant's level of engagement in the virtual collaboration session; calculate a score based upon the engagement metrics; and provide the score to the participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason A. Shepherd, Michael S. Gatson, Todd Swierk, Clifton J. Barker, Yuan-Chang Lo
  • Publication number: 20150149929
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing information and content sharing in a virtual collaboration session. In some embodiments, a method may include creating a virtual collaboration workspace for a plurality of participants, where each of the participants operates a device configured to access the workspace, the workspace including a public portion and a plurality of private portions, the public portion accessible to each of the participants and each of the plurality of private portions accessible to a corresponding participant to the exclusion of at least another participant. The method may also include providing, to a given one of the participants, a representation of the public portion and a representation of the given participant's corresponding private portion, where the representation of the public portion and the representation of the given participant's corresponding private portion are renderable concurrently in a single window of a graphical user interface displayable by the given participant's device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason A. Shepherd, Michael S. Gatson, Todd Swierk, Clifton J. Barker, Yuan-Chang Lo
  • Publication number: 20150149540
    Abstract: Systems and methods for manipulating audio and/or speech in a virtual collaboration session. In some embodiments, a method may include capturing speech originated by a given one of a plurality of participants during a virtual collaboration session, and capturing a discrete collaboration event originated by the given participant during the virtual collaboration session. The method may also include synchronizing the speech with the event and storing the synchronized speech and event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Clifton J. Barker, Michael S. Gatson, Todd Swierk, Jason A. Shepherd, Yuan-Chang Lo
  • Publication number: 20150143170
    Abstract: A storage device failure recovery system includes a storage IHS and a user IHS coupled together over a network. The user IHS includes a storage system having a storage device, and a storage repair function that periodically provides a storage device image over the network to the storage IHS using data from the storage device. The storage repair function detects a failure of the storage device and streams an operating system on the user IHS using the storage device image stored on the storage IHS. While streaming the operating system on the user IHS using the storage device image stored on the storage IHS, the storage repair function analyzes the failure of the storage device, determines a storage system failure recovery procedure, and performs the storage system failure recovery procedure to restore the storage system while a user remains productive on the user IHS via the streamed operating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Carlton A. Andrews, Gary D. Huber, Yuan-Chang Lo, Todd Swierk
  • Publication number: 20150082012
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for provisioning an information handling system for operating system streaming, the information handling system having one or more information handling resources, may be provided. The method may include receiving from the information handling system a boot request to boot a streaming operating system. The method may also include, responsive to determining that an operating system image associated with the information handling system is not available, instructing the information handling system to boot a service operating system for generating an inventory of the one or more information handling resources. The method may additionally include receiving the inventory from the information handling system. The method may further include generating a new operating system image including drivers for supporting the one or more information handling resources identified in the inventory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Carlton A. Andrews, Gary Douglas Huber, Yuan-Chang Lo, Todd Swierk
  • Publication number: 20130287037
    Abstract: A virtual tunnel method is described herein which implemented by a host and next hop routers to address a problem that is related to synchronizing active tunnel(s) and active link(s) between the host and next hop routers. Furthermore, a multiple tunnel management method is described herein which implemented by a host to address the problem that is related to synchronizing active tunnel(s) and active link(s) between the host and multiple next hop routers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Terry Bush, Weihua Pan, Todd Swierk
  • Publication number: 20130286856
    Abstract: A virtual tunnel method is described herein which implemented by a host and next hop routers to address a problem that is related to synchronizing active tunnel(s) and active link(s) between the host and next hop routers. Furthermore, a multiple tunnel management method is described herein which implemented by a host to address the problem that is related to synchronizing active tunnel(s) and active link(s) between the host and multiple next hop routers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Terry Bush, Weihua Pan, Todd Swierk