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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Paul Boerger, Fred Charles Thomas: Raid configuration indication in network attached storage. Hewlett Packard Company, October 16, 2008: US20080256386-A1

In one embodiment a network attached storage device comprises at least one storage media, a storage controller to manage input/output requests directed to the at least one storage media, and a RAID interrogation module to receive a RAID configuration query, wherein the RAID configuration query inclu ...


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Private Ugochukwu Njoku
Scott M Carlson, Daniel F Casper, John R Flanagan, Charles W Gainey, Roger G Hathorn, Catherine C Huang, Matthew J Kalos, Ugochukwu Charles Njoku, Louis C Ricci, Gustav E Sittmann: Exception condition handling at a channel subsystem in an I/O processing system. International Business Machines Corporation, Cantor Colburn, John Campbell, January 10, 2012: US08095847

A computer program product, apparatus, and method for handling exception condition feedback at a channel subsystem of an I/O processing system using data from a control unit are provided. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing ins ...


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Private Ugochukwu Njoku
Scott M Carlson, Daniel F Casper, John R Flanagan, Charles W Gainey, Roger G Hathorn, Catherine C Huang, Matthew J Kalos, Ugochukwu Charles Njoku, Louis C Ricci, Gustav E Sittmann: Exception condition determination at a control unit in an I/O processing system. International Business Machines Corporation, Cantor Colburn, John Campbell, March 29, 2011: US07917813

A computer program product, apparatus, and method for providing exception condition feedback at a control unit to a channel subsystem in an I/O processing system are provided. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions fo ...


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Bahman Qawami
Chang Robert C, Qawami Bahman, Sabet Sharghi Farshid: Unusable block management within a non-volatile memory system. Sandisk, May 12, 2004: EP1418502-A2 (49 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for tracking defective blocks such that at least some of the defective blocks may be readily identified and tested for usability when desirable are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for identifying spare blocks within a non-volatile memory in ...


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Ugochukwu Njoku
David Craddock, Charles W Gainey Jr, Beth A Glendening, Thomas A Gregg, Ugochukwu C Njoku: Operating system notification of actions to be taken responsive to adapter events. International Business Machines Corporation, John E Campbell, Blanche E Schiller Esq, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P C, August 6, 2013: US08505032 (14 worldwide citation)

Notification of hardware actions to be taken responsive to hardware events is facilitated. An operating system coupled, but external to, the hardware notifies firmware of the hardware action to be taken.


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Ugochukwu Njoku
Anthony F Coneski, David Craddock, Charles W Gainey Jr, Beth A Glendening, Thomas A Gregg, Ugochukwu C Njoku, Peter K Szwed: Managing processing associated with hardware events. International Business Machines Corporation, John E Campbell, Blanche E Schiller Esq, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P C, August 13, 2013: US08510599 (5 worldwide citation)

Detection, notification and/or processing of events, such as errors associated with adapters, are facilitated. Hardware detects an event, places one or more adapters in an error state to prevent access to/from the adapters, and notifies the operating system of the event.


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Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas, Paul Boerger: Software recovery without the use of a keyboard, mouse, trackball or computer monitor. Hewlett Packard Development Company, January 4, 2011: US07865710 (2 worldwide citation)

A NAS device comprises a user control and storage in which at least one of an operating system and system firmware is stored. Logic is also provided that is coupled to the user control and the storage. The logic causes a recovery to be performed of the operating system or system firmware upon user a ...


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Bahman Qawami
Fabrice Jogand Coulomb, Michael Holtzman, Bahman Qawami, Ron Barzilai: Method for versatile content control with partitioning. SanDisk Technologies, Brinks Gilson & Lione, December 3, 2013: US08601283 (1 worldwide citation)

In some applications, it may be more convenient to the user to be able to log in the memory system using one application, and then be able to use different applications to access protected content without having to log in again. In such event, all of the content that the user wishes to access in thi ...


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Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas, Paul Boerger: System and method of a storage expansion unit for a network attached storage device. Hewlett Packard Development Company, August 23, 2011: US08005993 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and method of a storage expansion unit for a network attached storage device. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are storage expander systems comprising an enclosure, a communications port (the communication port configured to configured to operate under a communications protocol ...


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Bahman Qawami
Alan Chiou, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet sharghi: Extender strip and test assembly for testing memory card operation. SanDisk Corporation, Vierra Magen Marcus & DeNiro, March 9, 2010: US07676714 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for testing operation of a memory card within an electronic host device. The system includes a flat flexible cable, or strip, for electrically coupling between the memory card slot in a host device and a test assembly. The test assembly may have a card slot for acce ...