Automatic Control Of A Recorder Mechanism Patents (Class 360/69)
  • Patent number: 10811056
    Abstract: Recorded video information is managed by annotation markers. The recorded video information is annotated with at least one marker and the annotated video information is saved in an electronically searchable file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: James Carlton Bedingfield, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10803892
    Abstract: A method includes monitoring an amount of power of a power supply being used by a voice-coil motor (VMC) during a seek operation, detecting that the amount of power has crossed a threshold during the seek operation, and modifying a subsequent seek operation in response to detecting that the amount of power has crossed the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Christopher L. Hill, Josiah N. Wernow
  • Patent number: 10802716
    Abstract: The hard disk management system includes at least one object server and a managing server. The object server is configured for sending a first request to a managing server to obtain object hard disk information. The managing server is configured for obtaining object hard disk information corresponding to the object server after receiving the first request, and sending the object hard disk information to the object server. The object server is further configured for monitoring and managing a group of object hard disks indicated by the object hard disk information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Chen, Weichun Wang, Qiqian Lin
  • Patent number: 10762926
    Abstract: A data storage system that moves and transfers components utilizing drones is disclosed. The data storage system comprises a data storage library for reading and writing of data on a plurality of data storage cartridges, at least one drone vehicle, a processing device, and a non-transitory, computer-readable memory containing programming instructions. The programming instructions are configured to cause the processing device to: receive a request to transfer a data storage component to a destination location in the data storage library, in response to receiving the request, instruct a drone vehicle to perform at least part of the transfer of the data storage component to the destination location, and perform at least part of the transfer of the data storage component to the destination location by the drone vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian G. Goodman, Tom Haberman, Michael P. Mcintosh, Shawn M. Nave, Kenny Nian Gan Qiu, George G. Zamora
  • Patent number: 10748574
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a hard disk drive including a disk configured to store data therein and a head configured to access the disk and a control unit. The control unit causes the head to be retracted to a home position after a predetermined time period, based on an operation mode, has passed after performing control to cause the head to access the disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidetaka Tabuchi
  • Patent number: 10748582
    Abstract: A data storage device can employ recording surface-level resolution with as part of a computing system where the data storage device has a first recording surface configured with an initial areal density. By monitoring data storage operation of the data storage device with a connected resolution module, a resolution strategy can be generated with the resolution module based on the monitored data storage operation. The initial areal density may then be changed to an altered areal density prescribed by the resolution strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventor: Jason Matthew Feist
  • Patent number: 10725676
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for configuring a data storage device as a write once read many (WORM) drive. In some embodiments, the storage device has a rotatable disc with at least one data recording layer, and a data transducer that is selectively moveable with respect to the rotatable disc. The data transducer has a write element configured to write data to the data recording layer, and a read element configured to read data from the data recording layer. A control circuit is configured to physically disable the write element in response to a write element disable signal. The disabling of the write element prevents further writing of data to the data recording layer. The read element remains operative to continue reading data from the data recording layer after the write element has been disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Seagate Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Nicholas Allo
  • Patent number: 10719118
    Abstract: In one embodiment, power level management in accordance with the present description, is provided in a storage unit having both a disk storage drive, and another non-volatile, non-disk memory or storage such as a solid state drive, for storing metadata. The metadata storage provides direct access to the metadata stored in the non-disk storage even though the disk storage drive may be in a low power mode in which the data storage media disk of the disk storage drive is stopped or spinning at a reduced rate of rotation. As a result, power consumption and cooling requirements associated with disk storage drives, may be reduced in a low power level mode of storage unit operation for input/output operations limited to metadata stored in the metadata storage. Other features and aspects may be realized, depending upon the particular application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hans-Joachim Tannenberger, Richard Hutzler, William K. Morse, Bradley Bernhardt, Mitchell Montanez, Karl A. Nielsen, Thomas J. Fleischman
  • Patent number: 10657072
    Abstract: A flowmeter for use in custody transfer, having a housing, at last one evaluation unit arranged in the housing and having an interface arranged in the housing for communication with an external control unit that can be written with data via the interface. Inadmissible influencing of the evaluation unit is prevented by at least two write protection sensor elements being arranged in the housing, by the outside of the housing having a receptacle for at least one write protection influencing element that sets the write protection sensor elements into a write protection state when inserted in the receptacle, and by the write protection state of the write protection sensor elements being detected by the evaluation unit. In detecting the write protection state of at least one of the write protection sensor elements by the evaluation unit, writing the evaluation unit with data via the interface is at least partially inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KROHNE MESSTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Helmut Brockhaus
  • Patent number: 10635151
    Abstract: A USB power-delivery device includes a clock signal generator which stops generation of a clock signal for a dual-role port (DRP) while the USB power-delivery device operates in a low power mode until an attach event occurs, and starts the generation of the clock signal for the DRP after the attach event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Je Kook Kim
  • Patent number: 10599674
    Abstract: An apparatus, computer-implemented method, and computer program are provided. In one embodiment, data is transferred from a database to a staging table in another database. The data is extracted from the staging table in order to transform the data, and the extracted data is transmitted to a database of another computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Jaikishan Maru, Mark J. Holmes
  • Patent number: 10593082
    Abstract: Data visualization features are described that provide a fast and accurate tool for displaying visualizations of high parameter data. The visualization features include graphically representing multiple parameters simultaneously with the associated statistical data for each parameter in an interactive way that maintains the contextual relationships between parameters and the related cell population. The visualization may be dynamically generated based on the measurements for the cell population and the resources available to the display device. The visualization features may be used for displaying high parameter multi-color flow cytometry or genomic data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Oliver Crespo-Diaz, Alexander Fainshtein, Mengxiang Tang
  • Patent number: 10575435
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a storage device and a method of controlling a rotation speed of a fan of the storage device. The storage device comprises: a housing comprising an opening; a fan arranged at an end of the housing opposed to the opening; a tray comprising a plurality of partitions arranged in rows and being operable to be drawn out of or inserted into the housing via the opening in a longitudinal direction of the housing; a plurality of tray position detectors respectively arranged on the plurality of partitions and configured to detect a relative position of the tray with respect to the housing; and a controller adapted to adjust a rotation speed of the fan according to the relative position detected by the tray position detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Haifang Zhai, Hendry Xiaoping Wu, Yujie Zhou, David Dong
  • Patent number: 10552053
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for managing data in a hybrid data storage device. In some embodiments, a hybrid data storage device operates in a normal mode in which data transfer commands received from a host device are serviced by a top level controller circuit which directs a first subset of the received data transfer commands to a non-volatile rotatable recording memory and a second subset of the received data transfer commands are directed to a non-volatile solid-state memory. The controller circuit transitions to a performance mode responsive to a detected first parameter so that subsequently received data transfer commands are directed exclusively to the solid-state memory. The controller circuit terminates the performance mode and resumes the normal mode responsive to a detected second parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Harry Tiotantra, Kai C. Chen, WenXiang Xie, Feng Shen
  • Patent number: 10515662
    Abstract: A data recording apparatus including: a data reading device configured to read data from a first recording medium and configured to store data and first management data for managing the data by file; a data recording device configured to record data on a second recording medium; a management data producing device configured to produce second management data for managing data recorded on the second recording medium based on the first management data of the first recording medium on which the data recorded on the second recording medium has been recorded; a data determining device configured to determine data unrecorded on the second recording medium by comparing the first management data read by the data reading device from the first recording medium with the second management data recorded on the second recording medium; a control device configured to read the data determined by the data determining device from the first recording medium and cause the recording device to record the read data onto the second r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: DATA SCAPE LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Hirano, Shoji Inagaki, Ryuichiro Togashi
  • Patent number: 10489333
    Abstract: A Main Logic Board having an electrically configurable option board interface (ECOBI) to facilitate connection of option boards into apparatus for providing optional functions. Once connected to the host, an Option board provides identification (ID) data to the main logic board host processor. The host processor determines the interface configuration necessary to enable communication between the host and the option board based on the option board ID, then configures electrically configurable interface circuitry for operational compatibility. The option board may provide an interface driver directly to the host for configuration of the interface. The interface may comprise a standard interface protocol such as PCI or USB that the host configures through the same connection to the option board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dwight David Dipert, Brad Mathis, Ashok K. Charles, David Scott Schmitt, Michael Cranston
  • Patent number: 10472186
    Abstract: A port is used for exchanging removable media with a media library. The port includes a port housing with an opening exchanging the media between an internal volume and another opening permitting an exchange of the media between the internal volume and the media library. The port also includes a guiding funnel for guiding the media from the environment to the opening, an elastic element and a plate for receiving the medium. The elastic element and the plate are installed in the internal volume, and the plate is coupled to the elastic element. The elastic element is configured for pressing the plate against the opening to seal the port when the plate is unloaded and for permitting a movement of the plate into the internal volume to allow the exchange of the medium through the other opening when the plate is loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Rueger, Stefan Wiedemann, Robert Beiderbeck, Markus Schäfer, Ole Asmussen
  • Patent number: 10462274
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to an adjustable gap structure for mobile devices. An embodiment of a mobile device includes a cover; a printed circuit board including a processing component and thermal solution, the printed circuit board being movable along a first axis towards or away from the cover to provide an adjustable air gap; one or more ferromagnetic elements coupled with the printed circuit board; and one or more magnets, wherein, in first mode, the one or more magnets are to attract the one or more ferromagnetic elements and maintain an air gap of a first distance between the thermal solution and the cover, and wherein, in a second mode, an external magnetic force is to pull the ferromagnetic elements away from the one or more magnets and reduce the air gap between the thermal solution and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Moss Weng, Alesi Hung, Chang-Wu Yen, Ching-Shan Cheng
  • Patent number: 10398054
    Abstract: A server includes a casing, a plurality of tensile elements and a plurality of modules. The casing has an opening and a chamber communicating with each other. The tensile elements are disposed on the casing and at least partially cover the opening. Each of modules is configured to abut against the corresponding tensile element, such that the corresponding tensile element at least partially extends elastically towards the chamber. The modules penetrate through the opening and enter into the chamber in order to fix the modules to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chao-Chih Liu
  • Patent number: 10380022
    Abstract: A memory module comprises a volatile memory subsystem configured to coupled to a memory channel in computer system and capable of serving as main memory for the computer system, a non-volatile memory subsystem providing storage for the computer system, and a module controller coupled to the volatile memory subsystem, the non-volatile memory subsystem, and the C/A bus. The module controller is configured to control intra-module data transfers between the volatile memory subsystem and the non-volatile memory subsystem. The module controller is further configured to monitor C/A signals on the C/A bus and schedule the intra-module data transfers in accordance with the C/A signals so that the intra-module data transfers do not conflict with accesses to the volatile memory subsystem by the memory controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Netlist, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun Lee, Jayesh R. Bhakta, Chi She Chen, Jeffery C. Solomon, Mario Jesus Martinez, Hao Le, Soon J. Choi
  • Patent number: 10381038
    Abstract: A data storage system that moves and transfers components utilizing drones is disclosed. The data storage system comprises a data storage library for reading and writing of data on a plurality of data storage cartridges, at least one drone vehicle, a processing device, and a non-transitory, computer-readable memory containing programming instructions. The programming instructions are configured to cause the processing device to: receive a request to transfer a data storage component to a destination location in the data storage library, in response to receiving the request, instruct a drone vehicle to perform at least part of the transfer of the data storage component to the destination location, and perform at least part of the transfer of the data storage component to the destination location by the drone vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian G. Goodman, Tom Haberman, Michael P. McIntosh, Shawn M. Nave, Kenny Nian Gan Qiu, George G. Zamora
  • Patent number: 10360929
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a disk device includes a rotatable recording medium, a head, and a housing which includes a first enclosed space accommodating the recording medium and the head, and a second enclosed space defined between the first enclosed space and outside air. Low-density gas is sealed in each of the first enclosed space and the second enclosed space, and a pressure of the first enclosed space is different from that of the second enclosed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10346094
    Abstract: This application discloses a storage system, a storage device, and a hard disk drive scheduling method. The storage system includes M disk groups, a power supply system, and a controller, and M is a natural number not less than 3. Each of the M disk groups includes at least one hard disk drive. The controller is configured to control a hard disk drive in a first disk group of the M disk groups to be in an active state to process a first group of service requests, and control a hard disk drive in a second disk group of the M disk groups to switch from the inactive state to a spin up state when the hard disk drive in the first disk group is in the active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shihai Xiao, Le Chang, Wei Yang, Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 10339601
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems and computer implemented methods for performing a failure analysis on a device monitored by at least one connected device, where in response to a determination of an impending failure, at least one corrective action is determined and suggested to the user of the monitored device. In one example, operations include monitoring operations of at least one monitored device using at least one connected device, determining a projected life span of the at least one monitored device based on the monitored operations, and, if the projected life span of the monitored device is less than a threshold amount, determining a corrective action to perform. A proposal can be generated for presentation based on the corrective action. The proposal may be based on the estimated cost of the determined corrective action and an analysis of an account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: John Jong-Suk Lee, Paul Mon-Wah Chan, Jonathan K. Barnett, Roisin Lara Fritz, Michael Grouios, Joe Moghaizel
  • Patent number: 10325312
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems and computer implemented methods for performing a failure analysis on a device monitored by at least one connected device, where in response to a determination of an impending failure, at least one corrective action is determined and suggested to the user of the monitored device. In one example, operations include monitoring operations of at least one monitored device using at least one connected device, determining a projected life span of the at least one monitored device based on the monitored operations, and, if the projected life span of the monitored device is less than a threshold amount, determining a corrective action to perform. A proposal can be generated for presentation based on the corrective action. The proposal may be based on the estimated cost of the determined corrective action and an analysis of an account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: John Jong-Suk Lee, Paul Mon-Wah Chan, Jonathan K. Barnett, Roisin Lara Fritz, Michael Grouios, Joe Moghaizel
  • Patent number: 10289083
    Abstract: A control device includes: a memory; and a processor, coupled to the memory, configured to perform operations to: obtain a first control right that is an exclusive right used to control a first memory device and first memory device information on a configuration of the first memory device, from another control device having the first control right when an operation suspend instruction to the another control device occurs; give back the first control right to the another control device after obtaining the first control right and the first memory device information; and conduct a first access test of the first memory device after giving back the first control right.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Kiyoto Minamiura
  • Patent number: 10261552
    Abstract: Method for connecting mass storage device(s) with data connection device(s) connecting to data port(s) with the same data interface type(s) as that of the mass storage device(s) for data transmission and with power connection device(s) connecting to power port(s), for power supply, on a bus of technologies with power management capabilities and facilities in computer-related or computer-controlled or operating-system-controlled machines or devices for using and swapping the mass storage device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Kam Fu Chan
  • Patent number: 10255461
    Abstract: For a secure device chamber, the device chamber is disposed in a chassis and includes a device port. A door latches to obstruct access to the device chamber. A logic circuit receives an uninterrupted power supply from a computer, stores a device access value, and unlatches the door in response to activation of a chamber eject button and a device access value not being a device secure mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Alan Ladd Painter, Omar Ali Ali, George O. Diatzikis, Marc Richard Pamley, Bryan Loyd Young
  • Patent number: 10231016
    Abstract: A network cooperation-based low power type charged broadcasting set-top box and a controlling method therefor, the set-top box sub-dividing a standby mode of the set-top box into an active standby mode, in which only background functions are processed without processing a main function, and a passive standby mode, in which no functions are processed; extending the passive standby mode occupation time to more than that of the active standby mode; and including a way of transitioning between operating modes by exchanging information regarding the set-top box through an inter-cooperation between a charged broadcasting network and the set-top box, thereby reducing the power consumption of a processor (SoC) which processes multimedia contents and minimizing the power consumption while the set-top box is in standby mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Young Il Kim, Won Ryu, Young Soo Park, Yong Tae Lee, Eui Suk Jung
  • Patent number: 10192194
    Abstract: A shelving and package locating system for delivery vehicles includes one or more shelves for storing packages within a delivery vehicle during delivery. Each package is associated with both a geographic delivery address and an assigned location on a particular shelf within the delivery vehicle. A GPS unit determines the location of the delivery vehicle during delivery, and a computer provides the shelf location of a particular package when that package's delivery-location information substantially corresponds to vehicle location information. Several embodiments exist for registering the location of the package in the vehicle at load time, such as scanned location indicia, light sensors on shelves, pressure sensors on shelves, pressure sensors on the floor of the vehicle, and light spot. Several embodiments exist for locating the package in the vehicle at delivery time, such as a pick-to-light system that employs variable length lighting and a light pointer system that generates a light spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Keith L. Bernhardt, Sameer Agrawal, Mark Poole, Sherri Gansen
  • Patent number: 10180792
    Abstract: Data storage devices may store selected data received from a data source to a buffer memory. The selected data may be copied from the buffer to a non-volatile memory configured for sequential storage. The selected data may then be copied from the buffer to a solid state memory, such as dynamic random access memory. The selected data may be copied from the solid state memory to a main store, such as a magnetic disc memory. If the selected data cannot be found in the solid state memory, the selected data in the non-volatile memory can be copied to the main store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Mark Gaertner, James D Sawin
  • Patent number: 10170147
    Abstract: The present description is directed to moving a cartridge including a storage medium within a shuttle complex that includes numerous shuttle connections, and a plurality of library strings connected by at least one shuttle connection. Each shuttle connection has a car able to move within the shuttle connection and each library string has at least one cartridge including a storage medium. The shuttle complex identifies a library string that contains the access-cartridge (LSAC), identifies whether there is a drive within the LSAC that has a second cartridge mounted therein which comprises only inactive data chunks, removes the second cartridge from the drive within the LSAC if an elapsed time since the drive within the LSAC most recently accessed the second cartridge exceeds a predetermined time period threshold, and mounts the access-cartridge to the drive within the LSAC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Yuhko Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10154459
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a communication unit configured to communicate in a first communication mode in which a memory of the communication apparatus is accessed by another communication apparatus, a detection unit configured to detect an access from the another communication apparatus to the memory of the communication apparatus, and a shift unit configured to shift an operation mode of the communication apparatus in response to a condition including at least the access to the memory detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Hamada
  • Patent number: 10101949
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes creating a cartridge memory (CM) database accessible via a storage cloud, the CM database storing information corresponding to a plurality of data storage cartridges that are configured to store data that is accessible by one or more data storage drives located in one or more data storage libraries. The method also includes storing information corresponding to each of the plurality of data storage cartridges to separate entries in the CM database, the information being selected from a group including: a history of read errors for each data storage cartridge that occurred during reading of the data storage cartridge, which data storage drive was used for writing data to each data storage cartridge, and a temperature and humidity within each data storage library, within each data storage cartridge, and within a data storage drive at a time when a data storage cartridge was written.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Allen K. Bates, Nhan X. Bui, Octaviano G. Gomez, Marie L. E. Romero, Stephen L. Schwartz, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 10032473
    Abstract: A data recording apparatus including: a data reading device configured to read data from a first recording medium and configured to store data and first management data for managing the data by file; a data recording device configured to record data on a second recording medium; a management data producing device configured to produce second management data for managing data recorded on the second recording medium based on the first management data of the first recording medium on which the data recorded on the second recording medium has been recorded; a data determining device configured to determine data unrecorded on the second recording medium by comparing the first management data read by the data reading device from the first recording medium with the second management data recorded on the second recording medium; a control device configured to read the data determined by the data determining device from the first recording medium and cause the recording device to record the read data onto the second r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: DATA SCAPE LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Hirano, Shoji Inagaki, Ryuichiro Togashi
  • Patent number: 9984008
    Abstract: An authentication mechanism for dynamic self-provisioning of a magnetic tape cartridge library by a plurality of users for community accessed data storage. Authenticating a host computer and/or users of the host computer for accessing and processing data on a magnetic tape cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Affan Akmal, Cai Alfven, Marcus Breuer, Bernd Freitag, Albrecht Friess, Frank Krick
  • Patent number: 9972348
    Abstract: A data storage device is disclosed comprising a first voice coil motor (VCM) comprising a first voice coil, and a second VCM comprising a second voice coil. The first VCM and the second VCM are unloaded during a power failure by measuring a first velocity and a first position of the first VCM and measuring a second velocity and a second position of the second VCM. A BEMF voltage generated by a spindle motor is used to generate a first brake voltage based on the first velocity and the first position, and the BEMF voltage is used to generate a second brake voltage based on the second velocity and the second position. The first brake voltage is applied to the first voice coil, and the second brake voltage is applied to the second voice coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Ferris, Jaesoo Byoun, Brian K. Tanner
  • Patent number: 9959891
    Abstract: A method for correcting a mounting position of a disk device on a rack, includes performing a normal seek to position a head of the disk device above a target position on the disk, determining that the normal seek has failed, and performing an excitation seek that causes a position of a base supporting the disk to move and reposition the disk. The disk device includes a carriage arm supporting the head, a voice coil motor configured to drive the carriage arm to position the head, the base supporting the magnetic disk, the voice coil motor, and the carriage arm, and a control unit configured to control a current to the voice coil motor to be supplied with a first current profile during the normal seek and with a second current profile during the excitation seek.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Toru Ikeda, Isamu Tomita
  • Patent number: 9934803
    Abstract: A data storage device is disclosed comprising a first actuator configured to actuate a first head over a first disk, and a second actuator configured to actuate a second head over a second disk. The first actuator is controlled based on a first feed-forward seek profile to seek the first head over the first disk, and the second actuator is controlled to position the second head over a second data track on the second disk including to process the first feed-forward seek profile to attenuate a coupling disturbance from the first actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Semba, Jeffrey J. Dobbek, Bryan Rowan, Masahito Kobayashi, Kevin Tzou
  • Patent number: 9928481
    Abstract: In some examples, a reader system is provided for managing inventory items in an inventory system. The reader system may be configured to read tags associated with items stowed in an inventory holder. The inventory holder may be detachably coupled to a mobile drive unit. The mobile drive unit may move the inventory holder to a first position near an antenna of the reader system and the tags may begin to be read. While reading or at other times in the reading process, the mobile drive unit may move the inventory holder relative to the antenna. The identified tags may be compared to a manifest list of items expected to be stowed in the inventory holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Russell, Thomas Matthew Ryle, Wesley Scott Lauka, Jonathan David Phillips, James Hollis Wood
  • Patent number: 9906181
    Abstract: A camera module having a voice coil motor driver, including a driving controller configured to compare a reference voltage and a negative feedback voltage to output a driving control signal, and a driver configured to drive a coil of the voice coil motor according to the driving control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shin Jae Kang
  • Patent number: 9865290
    Abstract: In an in-drive erase process in a single-surface HDD, erase spirals on the surface being erased can be employed to control writer position. A reader-to-writer timing offset value is determined for a plurality of radial locations on the surface to be erased, and an erase window is determined for a radial location disposed between two erase spirals. The erase window includes an erase start time, which is based on a spiral exit time of a reader and the reader-to-writer timing offset value for the radial location, and an erase stop time, which is based on a spiral encounter time of the reader and the reader-to-writer timing offset value. The erase window prevents complete erasure of erase spirals, so that the servo system of the HDD can continue to servo off of the erase spirals. The erase spirals may be written with a lower slope than conventional spiral tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Jiangang Liang, Ting-Chun Janet Liu, Gary W. Calfee
  • Patent number: 9846478
    Abstract: A technique of automatically managing power consumption by predicting data storage utilization events based upon individual data storage drive utilization history, drive properties, client storage usage and behavior trends is described. The behavior trends may include customer actions, such as reduced weekend and holiday data storage system usage rates. The technique collects operational data and calculates statistical trends in utilization rates for each data storage drive, and for the overall data storage system. The technique automatically switches individual data storage drives to an appropriate power and performance level based upon predicted utilization demand, including shut down and restarts to reduce data storage system power consumption without adversely impacting data storage system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Ben Hulbert, Roko Peros
  • Patent number: 9830953
    Abstract: An electronic module ejecting mechanism includes a frame, a door pivoted to the frame, a rod, a sliding sheet slidably disposed on the door, a swing sheet, and a button connected to the sliding sheet. An electronic module is inserted into an opening of the frame. The rod is slidably disposed in the frame and has groove and bending ends. The swing sheet is pivoted to the sliding sheet and has a latch end for inserting into the groove end when the sliding sheet slides to a lock position. When the latch end is inserted into the groove end and the swing sheet swings to an expanding position with opening of the door, the latch end pulls the groove end to make the bending end push the electronic module to partially protrude from the opening. When the door continues opening outwardly, the latch end is separate from the groove end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Jhih-Ming Chen, Meng-Chian Shiu, Chi-Jen Lo
  • Patent number: 9805760
    Abstract: To read data from a storage medium, a magnetization map of the data stored on at least one portion of the storage medium is obtained. The magnetization map is analyzed to obtain intermediate data corresponding to the data stored on the at least one portion of storage medium. Further, the intermediate data is converted into the user data based on format emulation of a data storage format of the storage medium. The conversion of the intermediate data includes decrypting the intermediate data to obtain the user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Charles Calvin Brooks Partee, Mike Alan Holmberg, John D Hampton, Scott Swanbeck
  • Patent number: 9805742
    Abstract: A data writer may be constructed and operated as part of a data storage device. The data writer can be positioned proximal a data storage medium. The data writer may have a write pole positioned adjacent a writer coil with the writer coil having a plurality of turns. A controller that is connected to each turn can be adapted to selectively activate less than all the coil turns in response to the data writer being positioned over a first portion of a data storage medium and selectively activate all of the coil turns in response to the data writer being positioned over a second portion of the data storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kirill A. Rivkin, JianHua Xue, Wei Tian, Lei Lu, Jian Zhong
  • Patent number: 9804786
    Abstract: An apparatus having a memory and a controller is disclosed. The memory may have a write head and sectors in tracks. The controller may have a sector map and a translation map and may be configured to (i) receive a write command having a logical block address and a range value, (ii) examine the sector map to find a sector sequence (a) marked free, (b) about to reach the write head and (c) at least as long as the range value, (iii) write new data in the sector sequence, (iv) update the translation map to associate the logical block address of the write command with a physical address of the written sectors and (v) update the sector map according to the sectors written. Each entry in the sector map generally corresponds to a respective sector and indicates whether the respective sector contains valid data or is free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Prasad Ramchandra Kadam, KaruppuSwamy Thangaraj, Jameer Babasaheb Mulani
  • Patent number: 9740272
    Abstract: A hard drive energy-saving control method is disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a historical working state of a hard drive in each preset time segment, where each preset time segment is each preset time segment in at least one statistic period; predicting a working state of the hard drive in a next time segment of the current time segment according to the historical working state of the hard drive; and selecting a corresponding energy-saving policy level according to the working state of the hard drive in the next time segment, and performing energy-saving control on the hard drive. Embodiments of the present invention solve the technical problem in the prior art that energy consumption of a hard drive is not correlated with actual service access traffic and the energy-saving efficiency is not optimum. The embodiments of the present invention improve the energy-saving efficiency of the hard drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qingyin Fang, Chaoping Qiu, Qiangzhi Xia
  • Patent number: 9736224
    Abstract: Systems and methods can facilitate gathering information generated by network traffic to playlists. Based on analytics and metrics derived from the gathered information and reported, feedback about playlist access patterns can be supplied to interested parties, such as playlist creators/curators. The feedback can enable playlist curators to better tailor playlist content and sequence, potentially reducing a perceived need to skip around inside a playlist and making for a more enjoyable experience for playlist users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Keekim Heng, Martin Landers, Anders Torp Brodersen, Theodore Kent Hamilton, Dror Shimshowitz
  • Patent number: 9721618
    Abstract: A storage cartridge dock system and method are provided. The storage cartridge dock system in one example includes a case including a front panel, an upper cartridge slot formed in the front panel of the case and configured to receive an upper storage cartridge, with the upper cartridge slot including an upper interface connector, at least a lower cartridge slot formed in the front panel and configured to receive a lower storage cartridge, with the at least lower cartridge slot including a lower interface connector, and a first external connector and a second external connector coupled to the upper interface connector of the upper cartridge slot and coupled to the lower interface connector of the at least lower cartridge slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dilbag Singh Pannu, Gregory Crosby, John Lynn Harting, William Michael Williams, Timothy George Harrington, II, Thomas F. Meehan