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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Fred Charles Thomas III, Bryce Carl Wemple, Charles Shilling, Allen O Buckner: Interface adapter systems and methods. Hewlett Packard Development Company, Michael Czarnecki, February 26, 2013: US08386689

Interface adapter systems and methods are provided. An adapter means can be provided for coupling a first interface to a second interface, the second interface configured to accommodate the coupling of a peripheral device. A detector means can be provided for detecting the peripheral device. A means ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Fred Charles Thomas, Paul A Boerger, Matthew D Haines: Providing data redundancy using an internal mass storage device and an external mass storage device. Hewlett Packard Company, December 16, 2010: US20100318737-A1

A computer includes an enclosure, an internal mass storage device within the enclosure, and a redundancy controller within the enclosure. At least one port enables direct connection of the computer to at least one external mass storage device. The redundancy controller is configured to provide data ...


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Private Ugochukwu Njoku
John R Flanagan, Daniel F Casper, Catherine C Huang, Matthew J Kalos, Ugochukwu C Njoku, Dale F Riedy, Gustav E Sittmann: Bi-directional data transfer within a single I/O operation. International Business Machines Corporation, Cantor Colburn, John Campbell, May 10, 2011: US07941570 (49 worldwide citation)

An article of manufacture, apparatus, and a method for facilitating input/output (I/O) processing for an I/O operation at a host computer system configured for communication with a control unit. The method includes the host computer system obtaining a transport command word (TCW) for an I/O operatio ...


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Private Ugochukwu Njoku
John R Flanagan, Daniel F Casper, Catherine C Huang, Matthew J Kalos, Ugochukwu C Njoku, Dale F Riedy, Gustav E Sittmann: Bi-directional data transfer within a single I/O operation. International Business Machines Corporation, Cantor Colburn, John Campbell, July 23, 2013: US08495253 (11 worldwide citation)

An article of manufacture, apparatus, and a method for facilitating input/output (I/O) processing for an I/O operation at a host computer system configured for communication with a control unit. The method includes the host computer system obtaining a transport command word (TCW) for an I/O operatio ...


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Ugochukwu Njoku
Ugochukwu Charles Njoku, Frank W Brice Jr, David Craddock, Richard K Errickson, Mark S Farrell, Charles W Gainey Jr, Donald W Schmidt, Gustav E Sittmann III: Virtualization of an I/O adapter port using enablement and activation functions. International Business Machines Corporation, Eugene I Shkurko, April 3, 2007: US07200704 (97 worldwide citation)

A method for configuring a communication port of a communications interface of an information handling system into a plurality of virtual ports. A first command is issued to obtain information indicating a number of images of virtual ports supportable by the communications interface. A second comman ...


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Ugochukwu Njoku
Ugochukwu Charles Njoku, Frank W Brice Jr, David Craddock, Richard K Errickson, Mark S Farrell, Charles W Gainey Jr, Donald W Schmidt, Gustav E Sittmann III: Information handling system with virtualized I/O adapter ports. International Business Machines Corporation, John E Campbell, October 20, 2009: US07606965 (43 worldwide citation)

A communication port of a communications interface of an information handling system comprises a plurality of virtual ports. A first command is issued to obtain information indicating a number of images of virtual ports supportable by the communications interface. A second command is then issued req ...


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Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas, Paul Boerger: Noise reduction in a system. Hewlett Packard Development Company, December 27, 2011: US08085948 (22 worldwide citation)

A system comprises a plurality of storage drives coupled to logic. The logic implements a noise-reducing feature selected from a group consisting of a first feature that limits system performance based on a level of ambient noise, a second feature that staggers access transactions among said storage ...


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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 (12 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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Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Hybrid implementation for error correction codes within a non-volatile memory system. SanDisk Technologies, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, April 2, 2013: US08412879 (9 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for using different error correction code algorithms to encode and to decode contents of blocks within a non-volatile memory are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for storing data within a non-volatile memory includes identifying a first bloc ...


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Bahman Qawami
Fabrice Jogand Coulomb, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Shargi, Carlos J Gonzalez: Portable mass storage device with virtual machine activation. SanDisk Corporation, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, May 25, 2010: US07725614 (9 worldwide citation)

A portable mass storage device is used to store large files such as digital pictures, movies and music. The mass storage device has firmware with security mechanisms that limit access to read write operations to ensure reliable operation of the device to prevent unwanted copying or storing of secure ...



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