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System and method for centralized management of software services

Software services are managed from a single machine performing a service. Service providers offering saas applications solicit the single machine. ... Dell Inc

System and method for contextually managing digital display blue light intensity

A method of or an information handling system operating a contextual blue light management system comprising a digital display having a plurality of blue light emitters emitting light at a default luminous intensity to display a white point correlated color temperature and a memory for storing one or more internal data records correlating a blue light luminous intensity value with a preset adjusted display white point correlated color temperature, a defined condition under which to display the preset adjusted display white point correlated color temperature, and a preset duration of time for gradual shift of luminous intensity and operating the contextual blue light management system via a processor to receive and store in the one or more internal data records the preset adjusted display white point correlated color temperature, the defined condition under which to display the preset adjusted display white point correlated color temperature, and the preset duration of time, wherein the processor determines the defined condition has occurred and the graphics processing unit executes a gradual shift of luminous intensity of the plurality of the blue light emitters from the default luminous intensity to the blue light luminous intensity value of the preset adjusted display white point correlated color temperature correlated with the defined condition in the one or more internal data records over the preset duration of time.. . ... Dell Inc

Firmware update control mechanism using organizational groups

System and methods are provided for distributing firmware updates to groups of ihss (information handling systems) managed by an organization. The organization managing the ihss specifies categorizations for each ihs that are used to separate the managed ihss into firmware update groups. ... Dell Inc

System and method for provisioning a user interface for sharing

Methods and systems for tracking and sharing user data may include presenting a first portion of content to a first user, detecting the first user and second user in proximity to an information handling system, displaying a user interface element associated with the content on the information handling system, sharing the user interface element with the second user using the information handling system, and presenting a second portion of content on the second information handling system to the second user. The content associated with a user interface element. ... Dell Inc

System and method for provisioning a user interface for scaling and tracking

Methods and systems for interfacing with users may include displaying content associated with a plurality of user interface elements, tracking a view of the user on at least a portion of the content to determine an interest of the user, detecting the user in proximity to an information handling system, displaying the portion of content corresponding to the interest of the user on the information handling system, sharing the portion of content associated with the plurality of user interface elements on a display, and scaling the size of the portion of content on the display to match the size of the portion of content displayed on the information handling system. The sharing may be based on a gesture from the user. ... Dell Inc

Automatically modifying an input area based on a proximity to one or more edges

In some implementations, a computing device may receive input in an input area displayed on a touchscreen display device of a computing device. The computing device may receive touch data associated with one or more limbs of a user resting on a surface of the touchscreen display device and determine that at least one point of the touch data is within a predetermined distance from an edge of the touchscreen display device. ... Dell Inc

Immersive environment correction display and method

An information handling system (ihs) controls a display for an immersive experience based upon a gazing view of one or more users. A processor communicates with the display and a gaze detector to detect a relative location of the user(s) to the display. ... Dell Inc

System and method of crosstalk mitigation in microstrip serial links in a printed circuit board

A printed circuit board includes a core layer having a thickness (h) and a microstrip trace pair on a top surface of the core layer. The microstrip trace pair communicates serial data at a data transfer rate. ... Dell Inc

Gateway/standalone fibre channel switch system

A fc system includes an fc switch that receives local device flogis that identify local devices through a first subset of ports, and provides a local address in a mapping database for each of the identified local devices. The fc switch then transmits an fc switch flogi using a second subset of ports through which no local device fabric login was received, and determines whether a flogi acc has been received back. ... Dell Inc

System and method of cancelling floquet mode resonance and far end crosstalk, and mitigating crosstalk in a printed circuit board

A method includes providing a first circuit trace and a second circuit trace on a printed circuit board, determining a far end cross-talk (fext) response associated with the first circuit trace, determining a time delay associated with the second circuit trace, estimating a floquet response associated with the time delay, comparing the fext response with an interface frequency associated with the first circuit trace, comparing the floquet response with the interface frequency, and determining whether the floquet response cancels the fext response on the first circuit trace at the interface frequency.. . ... Dell Inc

Systems and methods for transloop impedance matching of an antenna

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include an enclosure for housing information handling resources of the information handling system, the enclosure having an antenna slot formed therein and formed from a material substantially different from that in which the remainder of the enclosure is formed and a circuit board mechanically coupled to the enclosure and proximate to the antenna slot, the circuit board comprising an antenna electrically coupled at two or more locations to the enclosure so as to form a loop antenna and the antenna positioned such that the antenna at least partially overlaps the antenna slot.. . ... Dell Inc

Auto-scrolling input in a dual-display computing device

In some implementations, a computing device may include a first display device and a second display device that are both touch sensitive devices. An auto-scroll module executing on the computing device may create an input area on at least one of the first display device or the second display device based on an orientation of the computing device. ... Dell Inc

Information handling system totem tracking management

An information handling system touchscreen display interacts with totem devices by recognizing and tracking spectral signatures of the totem devices so that totem positions are reported as a single length, width and rotational orientation message to a host operating system. Ignore zones and hysteresis time periods are defined from the position message based upon totem context so that the host operating system processes touchscreen inputs with minimal latency and improved accuracy. ... Dell Inc

Information handling system capacitive touch totem management

An information handling system touchscreen display interacts with totem devices by recognizing and tracking spectral signatures of the totem devices so that totem positions are reported as a single length, width and rotational orientation message to a host operating system. Ignore zones and hysteresis time periods are defined from the position message based upon totem context so that the host operating system processes touchscreen inputs with minimal latency and improved accuracy. ... Dell Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129337

Information handling system capacitive touch totem with optical communication support

An information handling system touchscreen display interacts with totem devices by recognizing and tracking spectral signatures of the totem devices so that totem positions are reported as a single length, width and rotational orientation message to a host operating system. Ignore zones and hysteresis time periods are defined from the position message based upon totem context so that the host operating system processes touchscreen inputs with minimal latency and improved accuracy. ... Dell Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129336

Information handling system capacitive touch totem with optical communication support

An information handling system touchscreen display interacts with totem devices by recognizing and tracking spectral signatures of the totem devices so that totem positions are reported as a single length, width and rotational orientation message to a host operating system. Ignore zones and hysteresis time periods are defined from the position message based upon totem context so that the host operating system processes touchscreen inputs with minimal latency and improved accuracy. ... Dell Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129335

Information handling system variable capacitance totem input management

An information handling system touchscreen display interacts with totem devices by recognizing and tracking spectral signatures of the totem devices so that totem positions are reported as a single length, width and rotational orientation message to a host operating system. Ignore zones and hysteresis time periods are defined from the position message based upon totem context so that the host operating system processes touchscreen inputs with minimal latency and improved accuracy. ... Dell Inc

05/10/18 / #20180128742

Device for the beaming of light emitted by light sources, in particular fluorescence of molecules

The present invention concerns a device constituted by a planar optical antenna which allows to beam and collect light emitted from various light sources, including light-emitting devices (leds), fluorescent markers and single-photon sources. By considering the light source as a light receiver and using reciprocity, the device can also be used to improve the absorption of light by various receivers, including molecules. ... Dell Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127147

Transportation pallet and method for depalletizing load

A height-adjustable shock pallet includes a lower deck and an upper deck. A central portion of the upper deck is sized to receive a rack-mounted information handling system (ihs) for shipping. ... Dell Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126896

Structure and method for securing and transporting equipment racks

A shipping apparatus utilizes logistic bars attached laterally across a carrier shipping enclosure such as truck trailer or shipping container. The logistic bars can engage tracks attached to lateral sidewalls of the carrier shipping enclosure. ... Dell Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124514

Systems and methods for adaptive tuning based on adjustable enclosure volumes

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a system may include an audio input for receiving an audio input signal for reproduction at a speaker, a sensor input for receiving at least one sensor signal indicative of a physical quantity indicative of a variable acoustic volume to which an acoustic output of a speaker generates sound, wherein the acoustic volume is partially enclosed by structural members of an information handling system comprising the speaker, an output for generating an audio output signal to the speaker, and a processor configured to apply an adaptive audio response to the audio input signal to generate the audio output signal, wherein the adaptive audio response is a function of the physical quantity.. . ... Dell Inc

05/03/18 / #20180123381

Peak power caching in a wireless power system

An information handling system includes a wireless charging module, a capacitor, and a control module. The wireless charging module receives wireless power from a wireless charging pad, and provides power to other components in the information handling system. ... Dell Inc

05/03/18 / #20180123272

Vertical backplane connector

A connector for electrically coupling an information handling resource to a backplane, may include a lead frame comprising a plurality of electrically-conductive traces configured to be electrically coupled to the backplane and a receptacle having a plurality of electrically-conductive pins each electrically coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of electrically-conductive traces of the lead frame, configured to mechanically and electrically couple the respective modular information handling resource to the receptacle, and structurally oriented relative to the electrically-conductive traces of the lead frame and the backplane such that insertion and removal of the respective modular information handling resource to or from the receptacle is caused by applying force to the respective modular information handling resource in a direction substantially parallel to a surface of the backplane having a surface area substantially larger than that of at least all but one of other surfaces of the backplane.. . ... Dell Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121148

Managing print jobs using peer-to-peer techniques

Systems and methods for providing multi-parameter current sharing are described. In some embodiments, a printer may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the printer to: assume master status; receive a first peer list from a first peer printer; create an updated peer list, where the updated peer list lists the printer; send the updated peer list to the first peer printer; receive confirmation that the updated peer list was accepted by the first peer printer; and release master status.. ... Dell Inc

05/03/18 / #20180120922

Reducing the power consumption of an information handling system capable of handling both dynamic and static display applications

Systems and methods for reducing the power consumption of an information handling system (ihs). In some embodiments, an ihs may be configured to: in response to a request to operate in static display mode: (a) render static content on a display, (b) allow the processor to enter standby by notifying an os that the display is off while keeping the display on, and (c) maintain the display refreshed with the static content; while in static mode and in response to a command that requires updating the static content, wake up the processor and generate updated static content using the processor; and after generating the updated static content: render the updated static content on the display while the processor is awake, allow the processor to re-enter standby by notifying the os that the display is off while keeping the display on, and maintain the display refreshed with the updated static content.. ... Dell Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109627

Profiled wireless docking system

A profiled wireless docking system, includes a source device that includes a source device screen, a display device, and a sink device that is coupled to the display device. The sink device establishes a wireless docking session with the source device. ... Dell Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109116

System and method for limiting battery charging during storage and shipping states

An information handling system operating a bmu controller may include a rechargeable battery, a bmu controller to determine battery charge percentage value, a memory device for storage of an internal data record indicating a first power-on setting, and the controller operatively coupled to the memory memory device and the rechargeable battery. The controller executing machine-readable executable code instructions to determine that the main memory contains no internal data record indicating a first power-on event and to limit the voltage received by the rechargeable battery such that percentage value of the charge of the rechargeable battery does not exceed a set percentage value charge limit during storage and shipment of the information handling system. ... Dell Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107959

Managing project status using business intelligence and predictive analytics

A method for project status management is provided that includes creating an issue identification data structure in a non-transitory memory device using a processor. Generating a notification to an analyst using the processor to process the issue identification data structure. ... Dell Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107572

Storage controller failover system

A storage controller failover system includes servers, storage controllers coupled to storage subsystems, and a switching system coupling the servers to the storage controllers. A storage controller configurations and storage controller caches for each of the storage controllers are stored in one or more database. ... Dell Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107558

System and method for self-healing basic input/output system boot image and secure recovery

An information handling system and method provides basic input/output system (bios) recovery. At a baseboard management controller (bmc), a basic input/output system (bios) boot failure is detected. ... Dell Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107441

Controlling multiple shared displays in an electronic collaboration setting

Systems and methods for controlling multiple shared displays in an electronic collaboration setting. 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: identify a first characteristic of an electronic collaboration session, at least in part, using an image sensing device; identify a second characteristic associated with a given participant of the electronic collaboration session, at least in part, using a proximity sensing device; and control an attribute of a display used in the electronic collaboration session based upon a combination of the first and second characteristics.. ... Dell Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107440

Dynamic user interface for multiple shared displays in an electronic collaboration setting

Systems and methods for providing a dynamic user interface for multiple shared displays in an electronic collaboration setting. In some embodiments, an information handling system (ihs) may include one or more processors and a memory coupled to the one or more processors, the memory including program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the one or more processors, cause the ihs to: identify a first characteristic associated with a given one of a plurality of participants of an electronic collaboration session, at least in part, using an image sensing device; identify a second characteristic associated with the given participant, at least in part, using a proximity sensing device; and provide a user interface having a set or one or more features selected, at least in part, based upon the first and second characteristics.. ... Dell Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107341

Volumetric tracking for orthogonal displays in an electronic collaboration setting

Systems and methods for providing volumetric tracing for orthogonal displays in an electronic collaboration setting. 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: identify a first characteristic associated with a given one of a plurality of participants of an electronic collaboration session, at least in part, using an image sensing device; identify a second characteristic associated with the given participant, at least in part, using a proximity sensing device; identify a volumetric space for the given participant based upon a combination of the first and second characteristics; and provide a user interface to the given participant. ... Dell Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107256

Systems and methods for cooling of information handling resources

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a system may include an information handling resource and an expansion cold plate thermally coupled to the information handling resource and configured to be fluidically coupled to a refrigeration system and configured to expand a refrigerant within the expansion cold plate in order to cool the information handling resource.. . ... Dell Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103098

Storage rate limiting for information handling system with multiple storage controllers

An i/o management method includes determining local target i/o rates for a plurality of storage controllers across which an i/o stream is distributed. The local target i/o rates may reflect a target latency corresponding to a qos attribute associated with the i/o stream. ... Dell Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103062

Systems and methods for integration of directory service with management controllers

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a processor, a directory service application comprising a program of instructions embodied in computer-readable media accessible to the processor, the directory service application configured to enumerate a plurality of management controller categories for management controllers of a plurality of information handling systems communicatively coupled to one another via a network and create a directory service device object for each of the plurality of management controller categories.. . ... Dell Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102107

Adaptive brightness control for dark display content

An adaptive learning algorithm uses a light sensor and a content analyzer to generate boost curves of low-end pixel values to boost the brightness of display content. The adaptive learning algorithm considers the user's manual input to learn the user's preferred boost curves for given conditions. ... Dell Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101477

System and method for adaptive optimization for performance in solid state drives based on read/write intensity

A method and information handling system and having a solid state drive (ssd) memory device including nand flash memory with an ssd controller to execute instructions of an ssd adaptive profiling engine for ram cache optimization and configured to cache a partial ftl table in ram including look-up addresses corresponding to lba segments in the nand flash memory having access counts reflecting ssd i/o operations. The method and system further configured to determine whether the ssd memory device operation is write intensive (or read intensive) from assessment of stored read access counts and write access counts and further determine whether to load a partial ftl table into ram cache and use remaining unoccupied ram space for a data cache to enhance the ssd memory device operations.. ... Dell Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101213

Multi-parameter current sharing

Systems and methods for providing multi-parameter current sharing are described. In some embodiments, a system may include an information handling system (ihs) and a plurality of power supply unit (psu) coupled to the ihs in a parallel configuration, a given psu configured to: receive an indication of an output current provided by the given psu and available to the ihs via a power transmission interface; and modify the output current using a current sharing signal calculated based upon two or more parameters of the system.. ... Dell Inc

04/12/18 / #20180099479

Thermoplastic carbon fiber laminate with a randomly oriented fiber reinforced core layer

A thermoplastic carbon fiber laminate with a randomly oriented fiber reinforced core layer provides a low cost, low weight, and high stiffness material for mechanical panels used in portable information handling systems.. . ... Dell Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097884

Trailer identification, inspection, and verification using a vehicle gateway

Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. ... Dell Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096293

Cargo geofencing using a vehicle gateway

Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. ... Dell Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096289

Trailer loading using a vehicle gateway

Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. ... Dell Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096229

System and a method for learning features on geometric domains

A method for extracting hierarchical features from data defined on a geometric domain is provided. The method includes applying on said data at least an intrinsic convolution layer, including the steps of applying a patch operator to extract a local representation of the input data around a point on the geometric domain and outputting the correlation of a patch resulting from the extraction with a plurality of templates. ... Dell Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096152

Systems and methods for software integrity assurance via validation using build-time integrity windows

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an article of manufacture may include a non-transitory computer readable medium and computer-executable instructions carried on the computer readable medium, the instructions readable by a processor, the instructions, when read and executed, for causing the processor to receive software code for an executable file, receive a configuration file, output an executable file based on the software code and the configuration file, the executable file comprising one or more integrity windows of code embedded within the software code and not affecting operation of software code within the executable file, and output a map file setting forth metadata regarding the integrity windows.. . ... Dell Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095504

Systems and methods for mechanically interfacing camera to hinge of information handling system

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a system may include a first member, a second member hingedly coupled to the first member via a hinge, and a camera mechanically interfaced with the hinge such that as the first member is rotated relative to the second member about the hinge, the camera rotates as a function of the rotation of the first member relative to the second member.. . ... Dell Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093672

Determining a driver condition using a vehicle gateway

Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. ... Dell Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093623

Vehicle firmware update using a vehicle gateway

Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. ... Dell Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093606

Truck safety zone using a vehicle gateway

Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. ... Dell Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093465

Systems and methods for separation of thermal interface bond

In accordance with these and embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a circuit board, an information handling resource electrically coupled to the circuit board, and a mechanical mechanism configured to receive a user interaction at a mechanical mechanism, and, in response to the user interaction, separate a mechanical bond between the information handling resource and a component by applying a controlled force of the mechanical mechanism to the information handling resource at a controlled location of the information handling resource.. . ... Dell Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093247

Structure of integrated photochemical reactor

A photochemical reactor (1) having a hollow container body (10) having a side wall (11) made of a material arranged to contain an excited luminous plasma with electromagnetic fields and defining a closed excitation chamber (12) in which, in use, an excitable material (15) is present in such a way to obtain a discharge of the excited luminous plasma by microwave irradiation. The hollow container body (10) is provided with at least a hollow (20) that protrudes into the excitation chamber (12) and at least a microwave radiation source positioned, in use, in the hollow (20), and arranged to emit radiations in such a way to excite the excitable material (15) producing a luminous plasma.. ... Dell Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092254

Rack information handling system having modular liquid distribution (mld) conduits

A direct-interface liquid-cooled (dl) rack information handling system (rihs) includes liquid cooled (lc) nodes each comprising a chassis received in a respective chassis-receiving bay of a rack and containing heat-generating functional components. Each lc node is configured with a system of conduits to receive direct injection of cooling liquid to regulate the ambient temperature of the node and provide cooling to the functional components inside the node by removing heat generated by the heat-generating functional components. ... Dell Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091189

System and method for pam-4 transmitter bit equalization for improved channel performance

A method includes receiving a serial data stream at a transmitter of a serial channel, encoding the serial data stream using a quaternary pulse amplitude modulation (pam-4) scheme into a stream of 2-bit symbols, wherein a particular symbol is represented as a signal at one of four signal levels provided for a unit interval of time, determining that a first symbol of the encoded serial data stream is represented as a highest state of the pam-4 scheme, and, in response, providing a first output signal on an output of the transmitter, wherein the first output signal includes a first portion at a first voltage level associated with the highest state for a first half of a first unit interval of time associated with the first symbol, followed by a second portion at a second voltage level associated with a de-emphasized highest state of the pam-4 scheme for a second half of the first unit interval of time.. . ... Dell Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090350

Apparatus for manufacturing a silicon carbide wafer

Various embodiments provide a reaction chamber including a support, a receptacle, and a sponge. The support includes a plurality of bars that are spaced from each other by a plurality of openings. ... Dell Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090243

Lossy drain wire on a high speed cable

A dual axial cable includes first and second signal conductors, a shield, and a drain wire. The first and second signal conductors transmit a differential signal. ... Dell Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089560

High speed serial links for high volume manufacturing

An information handling system includes a memory that stores code, and a processor that executes code stored in memory to derive a distribution of impedances for parameters of a trace within a printed circuit board (pcb). The processor further to determine impedance corners of the distribution of impedances, to select the impedance corners as first, second, and third trace models, and to derive first, second, and third distribution of losses based on the first, second, and third trace models. ... Dell Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089125

System level crosstalk mitigation

An information handling system includes a receiver and a transmitter. A margin detector of the receiver derives an eye plot for signals received via a plurality of high speed serial lanes. ... Dell Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088604

Systems and methods for reporting of excessive vibration conditions in a storage resource

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a processor and a storage resource communicatively coupled to the processor. The storage resource may be configured to monitor one or more operating parameters of the storage resource indicative of vibration external to the storage resource affecting performance of the storage resource, determine whether the one or more operating parameters exceed respective threshold values, and in response to determining that the one or more operating parameters exceed a respective threshold value, communicate an indication from the storage resource to a subsystem of the information handling system that the storage resource is experiencing excessive vibration from sources external to the storage resource.. ... Dell Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081837

Component population optimization

Systems and methods for component population optimization are described. In some embodiments, an information handling system (ihs) may include a logic circuit and a memory coupled to the logic circuit, the memory having information stored thereon that, upon access by the logic circuit, enable the ihs to: identify a connector provided on a printed circuit board (pcb), wherein the connector is configured to receive a device and to couple the device to a processor; and visually indicate a status of the connector.. ... Dell Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081776

Automated system-level failure and recovery

Systems and methods for automated system-level failure and recovery are described. In some embodiments, an information handling system (ihs) includes a processor and a memory, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the ihs to execute a selected process configured to participate in an inter-process communication (ipc) with at least one other process, invoke an error handling process by simulating a fault in the ipc, and determine if the error handling process successfully handles the fault.. ... Dell Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081569

System and method for adaptive optimization for performance in solid state drives based on segment access frequency

A method and information handling system and a solid state drive (ssd) memory device including nand flash memory with an ssd controller to execute instructions of an ssd adaptive profiling engine for ram cache optimization and configured to cache a partial ftl table in ram including look-up addresses corresponding to lba segments in the nand flash memory having access counts reflecting ssd i/o operations. The method and system further configured to detect an outlier lba segment having look-up addresses in the cached portion of the ftl table, wherein the outlier lba segment has i/o access counts at a threshold level below the mean access counts of other lba segments represented in the partial ftl look-up table and to evict the lba segment look-up address of the outlier lba segment from the cached portion of the ftl table pursuant.. ... Dell Inc

03/22/18 / #20180080480

Fan suspension system to provide vibration isolation, secure mounting, and thermal seal

A fan isolation system comprising: a fan isolation assembly attached to a fan, the fan isolation assembly comprising a mechanical isolation portion, the mechanical isolation portion comprising an isolation spring element, the mechanical isolation portion performing a vibration isolation function for the fan isolation assembly; and, a thermal duct portion, the thermal duct portion being configured to fit within the mechanical isolation portion, the thermal duct portion performing a thermal sealing function for the fan isolation assembly.. . ... Dell Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077823

System and method of controlling an air mover

A system and method of controlling a cooling fan in an information handling system is disclosed. A fan request signal is received from a component of an information handling system and a determination is made regarding whether the component is configured to operate with a cooling fan. ... Dell Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077568

Enabling remote access to a service controller having a factory-installed unique default password

A service controller of an information handling system provides a login user interface to a remotely located user. The service controller includes a factory-installed random unique password as its default password. ... Dell Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077516

Dynamic branding based on baseboard management controller

A generic software application may be dynamically branded in response to communication with a baseband management controller. Servers and other information handling systems may be remotely or locally managed using the generic software application. ... Dell Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077219

Using cloud storage as temporary cache for backup

Systems and methods are described to transfer content from a first computing device to a second computing that is not directly accessible from the first computing device. The transfer may be carried out using an application operating on the first computing device that uploads the content to the cloud storage service. ... Dell Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075242

Customer-owned trust of device firmware

Systems and methods for providing and verifying customer-owned trust of device firmware are described. In some embodiments, an information handling system (ihs), may include a processor and a basic input/output system (bios) coupled to the processor, the bios having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the ihs to: receive, from a user, selection of a pre-boot code module; export a digest of the pre-boot code module to the user; and import the digest signed by the user.. ... Dell Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074884

Information handling system pre-boot fault management

An information handling system pre-boot fault monitor tracks errors detected before boot of an operating system and stores the errors in persistent memory as error hashes generated from information associated with the error. Corrective actions associated with error hashes are determined by data mining error hashes provided from a population of deployed systems and stored in the persistent memory of the deployed systems. ... Dell Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074830

Systems and methods for in-situ fabric link optimization in a modular information handling system chassis

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a method may include, during boot of a modular information handling system disposed in a chassis configured to receive a plurality of modular information handling systems and a plurality of modular information handling resources, pausing execution of a basic input/output system. The method may also include communicating a first indicator, wherein the first indicator causes a chassis management controller of the chassis to perform link optimization operations of a communication link between the modular information handling system and a modular information handling resource. ... Dell Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074779

Multi-user display collaboration system

A multi-user display collaboration system includes a plurality of source devices that each include a respective source device display screen, a display device, and a sink device coupled to each of the plurality of source devices and the display device. The sink device receives first collaboration information that is stored on the first source device and displayed on a first source device display screen of the first source device, and displays the first collaboration information on the display device. ... Dell Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074561

Linear load transition between power supplies and battery backup units

Systems and methods for achieving a linear load transition between power supplies and battery units are described. In some embodiments, a system may include a power supply unit (psu) coupled to an information handling system (ihs) via a power transmission interface; a backup battery unit (bbu) coupled to the ihs via the power transmission interface in parallel with the psu; and a controller within the bbu. ... Dell Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070473

Modular fan chassis air filtering system

A modular fan chassis air filtering system includes a base that defines a fan device housing that houses a fan device. At least one system chassis coupling feature is included on the base and couples to a system chassis via a modular fan chassis housing defined by the system chassis. ... Dell Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068412

Gpu that passes pcie via displayport for routing to a usb type-c connector

A gpu can be configured to selectively function as a pcie switch so that a pcie link can be formed between the gpu and a remote gpu. The gpu can include a displayport interface that is coupled via a multiplexer to a usb type-c port. ... Dell Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063944

Printed circuit board via design

A printed circuit board includes vias of first and second differential pairs, and vias of third and fourth differential pairs. The vias of the first and second differential pairs are arranged in a first via pattern based on a first crosstalk signature of a first connector to be coupled to the vias of the first and second differential pairs. ... Dell Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063166

Rootkit detection system and method

A rootkit detection method includes obtaining, from a target system, first data comprising raw data stored in a data block of a storage drive, checking the first data for known malware, and generating a first alert if known malware is detected. The drive may include a public key, the first data may include a digital signature based on the key, and checking the first data may include validating the signature. ... Dell Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063038

Self tuning buffer allocation in a shared-memory switch

An n-port, shared-memory switch allocates a shared headroom buffer pool (ps) for a priority group (pg). Ps is smaller than a worst case headroom buffer pool (pw), where pw equals the sum of worst case headrooms corresponding to each port-priority tuple (ppt) associated with the pg. ... Dell Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062512

System and method for preventing cross-conduction when switching circuitry during voltage regulation

To prevent cross-conduction when switching switches in switching circuitry for voltage regulation, a dead time may be maintained between turning off a switch and turning on a switch. The dead time may be determined based on a switching transition voltage and a voltage of the switching circuitry and may be implemented using a timer.. ... Dell Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062320

Printed circuit board connector with cross-talk mitigation

A connector includes a wafer having first, second, third, and fourth communication channels. The first and second communication channels form a first differential pair, and the third and fourth communication channels form a second differential pair. ... Dell Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061375

Layered content display system

A layered content display system includes a networking device coupled to a network, a source device configured to display first content information on a source device screen, a display device, and a sink device coupled to the networking device, the source device, and the display device. The sink device receives an identification of the first content information from the source device. ... Dell Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060270

Automatically configuring a universal serial bus (usb) type-c port of a computing device

In some implementations a logic device, such as an embedded controller, automatically configures a universal serial bus (usb) type-c port by connecting the usb type-c port to appropriate input/output (i/o) signals. For example, the logic device may receive a notification that an external device is connected to a usb type-c port of a computing device. ... Dell Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060180

Systems and processes for data backup and recovery

Systems and processes for backing up data files and recovering data files are described. A computing device connected to a network may backup data files for one or more additional computing devices connected to the network. ... Dell Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060079

Initializing and reconfiguring replacement motherboards

Systems and methods for initializing and reconfiguring replacement motherboards are described. In some embodiments, an information handling system (ihs) may include: a motherboard, a processor mounted on the motherboard, and a basic input/output system (bios) mounted on the motherboard and coupled to the processor, the bios having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the ihs to: determine, while operating in a service mode, whether prefill data is available in a memory device distinct from any component mounted on the motherboard, where the prefill data is usable by the bios to automatically fill out at least a portion of a service menu provided by the bios; validate the prefill data; and in response to the validated, prefill data having changed since a previous booting of the ihs, store updated prefill data in the memory device.. ... Dell Inc

03/01/18 / #20180059752

Virtual ac cycling within an information handling system

A method and an information handling system (ihs) provides a virtual alternating current (vac) reset of the ihs. A vac reset module (vacrm), in response to receiving a request for the vac reset, sets a bit within an auxiliary (aux) based register to invoke the vac reset when a system restart command is issued. ... Dell Inc

03/01/18 / #20180059738

Staged snap hinge with adjustability

Systems and methods are disclosed for rotationally coupling housing portions of an information handling system. An information handling system includes a housing having a first housing portion and a second housing portion. ... Dell Inc

03/01/18 / #20180059734

Link hinge with dynamic length adjustment for stress management

Systems and methods are disclosed for rotationally coupling housing portions of an information handling system. An information handling system includes a housing having a first housing portion and a second housing portion. ... Dell Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054924

Liquid cooling system with extended microchannel and method therefor

A heat exchanger includes a flat tube microchannel. A major surface of the microchannel has a first width at a first and a second opposite end portion to couple each end portion to a corresponding fluid distribution header. ... Dell Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054422

Systems and methods for management domain attestation service

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a method may include: (i) retrieving a profile from a management controller of an information handling system, the management controller configured to provide management of the information handling system via management traffic communicated between the management controller and a dedicated management network external to the information handling system, and the profile including data regarding a configuration of the management controller; (ii) comparing the profile to one or more golden profiles to determine whether security of the management controller has been compromised; (iii) responsive to the profile matching a golden profile of the one or more golden profiles, permitting the management controller to continue execution; and (iv) responsive to the profile failing to match a golden profile of the one or more golden profiles, taking remedial action with respect to the management controller.. . ... Dell Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054127

Over current protection in a variable output power supply

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a switch mode power supply may include a transformer, a controller configured to generate a periodic switching signal, a switching transistor coupled between a sense node and the transformer, primarily configured to prevent or permit current flow in the transformer primary winding in accordance with the switching signal, a sense resistor coupled to the switching transistor at a sense node, and a limit circuit configured to obtain a voltage of the sense node at a particular point of the switching period as an indicator of the primary winding current, detect a duration of a demagnetizing interval, and generate a limit signal, based on the sense node voltage and the demagnetizing interval, indicating a power supply output current exceeding a limit threshold.. . ... Dell Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053004

Systems and methods for dual-ported cryptoprocessor for host system and management controller shared cryptoprocessor resources

In accordance with these and other embodiments of the disclosure, an information handling system may include a host system comprising a host system processor, a management controller communicatively coupled to the host system processor and configured to provide management of the information handling system via management traffic communicated between the management controller and a dedicated management network external to the information handling system, and a cryptoprocessor having a first communications interface to the host system and a second communications interface to the management controller and configured to carry out cryptographic operations on data communicated to the cryptoprocessor from the host system and the management controller such that the cryptoprocessor is accessible to the host system and the management controller.. . ... Dell Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052767

Storage class memory (scm) memory mode cache system

An scm memory mode nvdimm-n cache system includes an scm subsystem, and an nvdimm-n subsystem having at volatile memory device(s) and non-volatile memory device(s). A memory controller writes data to the volatile memory device(s) and, in response, updates a cache tracking database. ... Dell Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052450

System for rapid identification of sources of variation in complex manufacturing processes

A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for identifying sources of variation in complex manufacturing processes via a variation identification operation. In certain embodiments, the variation identification operation is performed via a variation identification system. ... Dell Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048538

System and method for monitoring a service-oriented architecture in a load-balanced environment

In an embodiment, a method includes identifying a particular service of a service-oriented architecture. The method also includes querying a data store for callers of the particular service, where the querying yields load-balancing internet protocol (ip) addresses of the callers in relation to proportional numbers of calls to the particular service. ... Dell Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047338

Power control in an organic light emitting diode (oled) display device

Embodiments of systems and methods for power control in an organic light emitting diode (oled) display device are described. In an embodiment, a method includes monitoring a level of current draw from an organic light emitting diode (oled) display device. ... Dell Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046545

Fault-tolerant distributed information handling systems and methods

Fault-tolerant distributed information handling systems and methods, including a method in a system including: a first host configured to store a first fragment of data, a second host configured to store a second fragment of data, a third host configured to store a third fragment of data, and a fourth host configured to store a first code derived at least from the first fragment of data, the second fragment of data, and the third fragment of data, are provided. The method includes: the first agent transmitting via a multicast operation an updated second fragment of data to the second host and the fourth host; a second agent corresponding to the second host transmitting via a unicast operation the second fragment of data to the fourth host; and generating a second code derived from the first code, the second fragment of data, and the updated second fragment of data.. ... Dell Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046318

System and method of management for a peripheral interaction device for a graphical user interface touch system

An information handling system for interacting with a peripheral interaction device having a plurality of conductive pads comprising a display screen having a touch screen including a touch sensor device that detects contact by a polymer conductor interface device assembly having a plurality of conductive pads, a processor executing instructions for a peripheral interaction device degradation management system that determines whether there is degradation in the touch signal response of at least one conductive pad of the polymer conductor interface device assembly below a degradation threshold signal level; and the processor adjusting drive signal voltages if a touch signal response falls below the degradation threshold signal level.. . ... Dell Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041604

Encoded uri references in restful requests to facilitate proxy aggregation

A restful api suitable for distributed management tasks implements an aggregator that receives a client request including a uri corresponding to a requested service. The aggregator generates and forwards a proxy request, requesting the same requested service from multiple aggregated resources associated with the aggregator. ... Dell Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041543

Systems and methods for dynamic root of trust measurement in management controller domain

A method may include, by a program of instructions embodied in a read-only memory of a management controller communicatively coupled to a host system processor of an information handling system and configured to provide management of the information handling system via management traffic communicated between the management controller and a dedicated management network external to the information handling system, performing authenticity checks for each of a plurality of sequentially loaded software components of the management controller and controlling execution of the plurality of software components and access by the software components to one or more information handling resources of the information handling system based on the authenticity checks and a configurable policy associated with the management controller, wherein such control of execution and access permits execution of and access by those software components passing the authenticity checks in the event of failure by at least one of the software components.. . ... Dell Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041344

Systems and methods for storing administrator secrets in management controller-owned cryptoprocessor

A method may include storing a first set of secrets associated with an information handling system in a credential vault of a management controller configured to be coupled to a processor of a host system of the information handling system in order to provide management of the information handling system via management traffic communicated between the management controller and an external management network such that the first set of secrets are accessible responsive to a verified boot of the management controller and storing a second set of secrets associated with the information handling system in a storage of a cryptoprocessor owned by the management controller such that access to the second set of secrets may be granted in response to an administrator's provision of authorization to the cryptoprocessor, and such that access to the second set of secrets is prevented during runtime of the host system in absence of authorization.. . ... Dell Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040940

Antenna solution for narrow bezel system

Systems and methods are disclosed for positioning an antenna in a portable information handling system. A portable information handling system includes a housing having a first housing portion and a second housing portion. ... Dell Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039797

Systems and methods for dynamic external input/output port screening

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a host system comprising a processor, one or more external input/output (i/o) ports, a chipset communicatively coupled to the processor and including an i/o port controller, the i/o port controller interfacing between the processor and the one or more external i/o ports, and a management controller communicatively coupled to the processor configured to provide out-of-band management of the information handling system, and further configured to communicate a port security policy to a component of the chipset such that the i/o port controller dynamically enables and disables, independent of an operating state of the host system, individual ones of the one or more external i/o ports in accordance with the port security policy.. . ... Dell Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039649

Method and system for implementing namespace aggregation by single redirection of folders for nfs and smb protocols

A system and a method of enabling a single redirection of folders for network file system (nfs) and server message block (smb) protocols in a network attached storage (nas) device, are provided herein. The method may include: maintaining a nas device comprising local folders which point to a volume of the nas and redirection folders pointing to targets external to the nas device; generating, using a nas administrator, a configuration namespace from the redirection folders and a user interface (ui) configured to manage the redirection folders; configuring the nas administrator to define names of the redirection folders as seen by end users and respective location of the redirection folder inside the nas volume data path, and pointing, via each redirection folder, to at least one of: smb, and nfs remote target points, responsive to an end user request via redirection data provided thereto.. ... Dell Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039546

Systems and methods for secure recovery of host system code

A management controller may be configured to control connectivity among a host system processor, a primary rom, and a recovery rom in accordance with a plurality of modes of operation including at least a normal mode that occurs in response to absence of a corruption of the rom code in which the management controller causes the host system processor to be communicatively coupled to the primary rom and communicatively decoupled from the recovery rom, such that the host system processor loads and executes the rom code during boot of the host system, and a primary rom recovery mode that occurs in response to presence of the corruption of the rom code in which the management controller causes the host system processor to be coupled to the primary rom and the recovery rom, such that the host system processor loads and executes the recovery code during boot of the host system.. . ... Dell Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039348

System and method for esd protection in a touch screen display

System and methods for esd protection in a touch screen display are disclosed. A touch screen display for an information handling system (ihs) include a coverglass, an esd ground ring on the coverglass; and a touch panel proximate to the coverglass. ... Dell Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039309

Voltage regulation auto-tuning by detecting actual total capacitance at output terminal

A voltage regulation (vr) module of an information handling system (ihs) operates a switching direct current to direct current (dc-dc) voltage regulation (vr) power circuit in a constant current mode at a constant current level. The vr module approximates the capacitance value of the output capacitive load at the output terminal of the switching dc-dc vr power circuit based upon a time interval for output voltage to reach a threshold. ... Dell Inc

02/08/18 / #20180037479

Apparatus for purifying a liquid and method for operating said apparatus

Apparatus for purifying a liquid, which comprises a container housing multiple closed cells, each delimited by an anionic membrane and by a cationic membrane, and multiple open cells, susceptible of being traversed by a liquid to be treated and each interposed between two adjacent closed cells. The apparatus also comprises two electrodes which are supplied with supply voltages with reversed polarities in order to push the ionized particles of the liquid into the closed cells during an operating phase, and in order to bring the ionized particles back into the open cells during a regeneration phase. ... Dell Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034374

Configurable multi-rail voltage regulation with coupled inductor power steering

A voltage regulator circuit comprises a plurality of voltage regulator phases, a first load output coupled to the plurality of voltage regulator phases for providing a first output voltage, a first coupling inductor having a first winding and a second winding, the first winding coupled in series between a first voltage regulator phase of the plurality of voltage regulator phases and the first load output, a second load output coupled to the second winding for providing a second output voltage, and a first switch coupled in series with the second winding. A method comprises detecting a startup event; determining an installed processor type; retrieving a configuration parameter value; providing a first output voltage at a first load output; providing, at a second load output coupled to the second winding, a second output voltage; and controlling a first duty cycle of a first switch coupled in series with the second winding.. ... Dell Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033203

System and method for representing remote participants to a meeting

An information handling system operating an augmented presentation management system may include a processor receiving a first three-dimensional image of a first presenter including data of a presenter location relative to a presenter digital display device captured via a three-dimensional camera, the processor receiving data describing the position and display characteristics of a virtual, shared presentation graphical display element similar to a presentation graphical display element displayed on a presenter screen, and the processor executing code instructions of the augmented presentation management system to instruct a digital display device to display the first three-dimensional image of the first presenter interacting with a displayed virtual, shared presentation graphical display element, wherein the augmented presentation management system instructs the digital display device to display the virtual, shared presentation graphical display element such that both the first three-dimensional image of the first presenter and the virtual shared presentation graphical display element on the digital display device are both viewable in three dimensional perspective correlating to the location of the first presenter to the presenter digital display device.. . ... Dell Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033200

System and method for multiple device augmented surface

An information handling system operating to allow a head mounted display device to display a head mounted digital image such that a user may simultaneously view the head mounted digital image and the displayed base user interface elements from the base computing device. Either the head mounted computing device or base computing device could have a processor executing code instructions of a multiple device augmented surface management system to determine the edges of the base computing device or a user interface as captured in the image of the base computing device. ... Dell Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032540

Method and system for implementing reverse directory lookup using hashed file metadata

A method and a system for implementing a reverse directory lookup using hash table, the method comprising: calculating using a hash function, a hash value of file name, upon creating a new file in a file system; writing the calculated hash value to the metadata of the file; reading the hash value at a meta data of a file of a desirable identifier (id), responsive to an inquiry of a file name associated with the desirable id; and searching for a corresponding file name for the desirable id at a bucket storing all files associated with this bucket according to their filename's hash values, based on a hash function.. . ... Dell Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032439

System and method for controlling cache flush size

An information handling system may implement a method for controlling cache flush size by limiting the amount of modified cached data in a data cache at any given time. The method may include keeping a count of the number of modified cache lines (or modified cache lines targeted to persistent memory) in the cache, determining that a threshold value for modified cache lines is exceeded and, in response, flushing some or all modified cache lines to persistent memory. ... Dell Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032390

Triggering power loss protection on solid-state storage devices

An information handling system may implement techniques for triggering power loss protection on solid-state storage devices (ssds) based on psu pre-warning signals (such as de-asserted pok or vin_good signals) indicating that power loss is imminent. The pre-warning signals may be provided directly to ssds over a dedicated connection or may be passed through other components of the information handling system (such as power loss warning logic, a platform controller hub, or a cpu) to a storage controller. ... Dell Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032265

Storage assist memory module

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a memory system may include a memory module comprising a plurality of memory chips configured to store data and a hardware accelerator communicatively coupled to the memory chips and configured to, in response to an input/output operation to a storage resource, perform a storage function to assist movement and calculation of data in the memory system associated with the input/output operation.. . ... Dell Inc

02/01/18 / #20180029000

Process for the preparation of nanoparticles of noble metals in hydrogel and nanoparticles thus obtained

There is described a versatile and environment-friendly one-pot process for the preparation of nanoparticles of noble metals in hydrogel, obtainable at room temperature using quaternized hydroxyethylcellulose.. . ... Dell Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026863

Integrated storage/san monitoring and control system

An integrated storage/san monitoring and control system includes a storage device, a switch device associated with an api, and a management system. The switch device receives storage device information from the storage device via an api call using the api, and transmits the storage device information and switch device information to the management system via an api call using the api. ... Dell Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025702

Information handling system with dynamic privacy mode display

An information handling system includes a processing device and a display. The processing device detects a privacy mode trigger, and provides a privacy mode control signal in response to detecting the privacy mode trigger. ... Dell Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025276

System for managing effective self-service analytic workflows

A system, method, and computer-readable medium for performing an analytics workflow generation operation. The analytics workflow generation operation enables generation of targeted analytics workflows (e.g., via a data scientist (i.e., an expert in data modeling)) that are then published to a workflow storage repository so that the targeted analytics workflows can be used by domain experts and self-service business end-users to solve specific classes of analytics operations.. ... Dell Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020575

Fan air filter with tool-less filter replacement

An information handling system (ihs) includes a node having a node enclosure provisioned with at least one heat-generating component. A device that provides infrastructure support to the node contains an air mover is attached to the node enclosure. ... Dell Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020007

System and method for speed dialing information handling system configuration changes

Methods and systems for receiving speed dial configuration changes may involve receiving a packet, determining whether the packet is associated with a valid command, determining whether a username in a header of the packet is a valid user, validating a signature using a public key, decrypting encrypted data using a first factor key, and executing the valid command associated with the decrypted data. The packet includes the header, encrypted data, and the signature, and is sent without a one-to-many management console and without prior group configuration. ... Dell Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019938

System and method for virtual link trunking

A method, an information handling system (ihs) and a virtual link trunking (vlt) system for determining vlt ports to block and unblock in an ihs. The method includes calculating a forwarding table index for a local switch of currently active and inactive switch peers for a vlt port. ... Dell Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019923

System and method for managing distributed cluster identity

Methods and systems for managing distributed group identity may involve exchanging, at a node in a group, node identifiers with another node in the group, sorting the node identifiers, selecting an identifier from the sorted identifier, proposing the selected identifier as a persistent group name, setting the persistent group name based on the proposed identifier, setting a user administered name based on the proposed identifier, determining that the user administered name is consistent across the group, and updating the user administered name to resolve the inconsistency. The persistent group name is common across the group.. ... Dell Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019919

System and method for refreshing an information handling system using many to one peer based communication

Methods and systems for refreshing an information handling system may include receiving a request for information, searching a group inventory for the information, and responding to the request with the information. The information may correspond to a configuration. ... Dell Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019869

System and method for secure messaging between distributed computing nodes

Methods and systems for secure messaging may involve receiving an encrypted message from a node, decrypting the message using a default key, sending a message, rotating a group key, and distributing a key rotation message. The message received may be to discover a master of a group. ... Dell Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019672

Snubber for voltage regulation

A voltage regulator includes circuitry for regulating a voltage output of the voltage regulator and a snubber circuit. The snubber circuit includes a switching device which is controlled to electronically connect or disconnect the snubber circuit with the circuitry of the voltage regulator device. ... Dell Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018318

Multi-threaded text affinity analyzer for text and sentiment analytics

A method and system are disclosed for analyzing text affinity among a plurality of social media communications, comprising dividing a first social media communication into first plurality of social media communication threads; dividing a second social media communication into a second plurality of social media communication threads; performing a text affinity analysis operation between respective threads of the first plurality of social media communication threads and the second plurality of social media communication threads; and, determining a level of intervention to perform based upon the text affinity analysis operation.. . ... Dell Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018108

Evaluation of risk of data loss and backup procedures

Systems, devices and methods for the assessment and mitigation of risk associated with the potential loss of data stored by an ihs (information handling system). The risk assessment incorporates contextual and behavioral data provided by the ihs where the data describes file operations by the ihs, the physical use of the ihs, system information that describes the platform of the ihs and hardware installed on the ihs and data backup procedures implemented by the ihs. ... Dell Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013852

Distributed cache for state transfer operations

A network arrangement that employs a cache having copies distributed among a plurality of different locations. The cache stores state information for a session with any of the server devices so that it is accessible to at least one other server device. ... Dell Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013744

System and method for tunneling of management traffic

A method of tunneling management traffic includes receiving at a managed system a control feature from a proxy-managed system that is connected to the managed system, determining that the proxy-managed system is not visible to a management system, providing the control feature to the management system in response to determining that the proxy-managed system is not visible, receiving a modification to the control feature from the management system, and providing, from the managed system, the modification to the control feature to the proxy-managed system in response to receiving the modification to the control feature from the management system.. . ... Dell Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013730

Blind cloud data leak protection

Systems and methods for blind data leak prevention are provided. A first computer can determine if encrypted data matches a rule even without the encryption key used to encrypt the data. ... Dell Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011564

Display surface structure for enhanced optical, thermal, and touch performance

A surface structure for a touch panel display includes a glass layer having a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is on an interior side of the glass layer and the second surface is on an exterior side of the glass layer. ... Dell Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011524

Systems and methods for power loss protection of storage resources

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for power loss protection of one or more storage resources may include receiving information from each of the one or more storage resources regarding power loss protection capabilities of such storage resource. The method may also include based on the information, repurposing, for each power loss protection capable storage resource, a communications channel between a logic device and such power loss protection capable storage resource for transmission of a respective early power-off warning signal for such power loss protection capable storage resource. ... Dell Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011521

Information handling system having regional cooling

Custom cooling strategies may be implemented for different regions in computers, servers, and other information handling systems. Chassis architecture may have multiple cooling fans, with each fan cooling a different region via dedicated duct work. ... Dell Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008968

Method for preparing highly nitrogen-doped mesoporous carbon composites

Some embodiments are directed to a new methodology aimed at preparing highly n-doped mesoporous carbon macroscopic composites, and their use as highly efficient heterogeneous metal-free catalysts in a number of industrially relevant catalytic transformations.. . ... Dell Inc

01/04/18 / #20180006720

Optical cable signaling system

An optical cable signaling system includes an optical cable and an endpoint device that is connected to the optical cable. An optical cable signaling device is provided in the optical cable signaling system for signaling using the optical cable, and includes a first optical cable manipulation subsystem and a second optical cable manipulation subsystem. ... Dell Inc

01/04/18 / #20180006718

Signaling method for leveraging power attenuation in a mandrel-wrapped optical fiber

A method includes monitoring a parameter of an optical signal transmitted between two endpoints via an optical fiber. The optical fiber may be manipulated to modulate the parameter without disconnecting either endpoint of the optical fiber. ... Dell Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004952

Prevention of execution of unauthorized firmware from uefi firmware volumes

Unauthorized code may be stored as data in a data volume of a firmware volume. To prevent or block execution of the unauthorized code, the firmware file system (ffs) file that includes the unauthorized code may be tagged, marked or deleted according to a system bios policy. ... Dell Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004787

System and method for supporting similar thermal devices

Methods and systems for supporting similar thermal devices may involve collecting, by a thermal module on a management controller of an information handling system, device information about an add-in card, determining whether the add-in card was previously defined by matching the device against a table, searching the table based on the determination that the add-in card was not previously defined, determining whether the add-in card is supported by finding a match in the table, and applying a thermal tier associated with the match in the table based on the determination that the add-in card is supported. The device information collected may involve at least two of a reseller part number, description, device identifier, sub device identifier, vendor identifier, sub vendor identifier, slot identifier, lane width, and auxiliary power indicator. ... Dell Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004502

Basic input/output system (bios) update control

A basic input/output system (bios) may be automatically updated by a bios distribution service. In certain environments such automatic updates may not be desirable as the update may not have been tested or may cause interruptions in one or more information handling systems or applications. ... Dell Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004262

Systems and methods of adaptive thermal control for information handling systems

Systems and methods of adaptive thermal control are provided for information handling system platforms that may be implemented to automate and scale fan control settings by making the fan control settings relative to a reported component thermal control parameter value from a component of an information handling system platform, such as a cpu or other heat generating component. In one example, bounds for system use of vendor or component manufacturer-reported thermal control parameter values may be set for system cooling so as to confine use of these values within information handling system platform limits characterized by a manufacturer of an information handling system platform.. ... Dell Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374768

Sled mounted processing nodes for an information handling system

A sled mounted processing node apparatus includes a first processing node sled. A first printed circuit board (pcb) is coupled to the processing node sled. ... Dell Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374767

Integrated air-spring for hydraulic force damping of a rigid liquid cooling subsystem

A direct-interface liquid-cooled (dl) rack information handling system (rihs) includes liquid cooled (lc) nodes that include a system of conduits supplying cooling liquid through the node enclosure and including a supply conduit extending from a node inlet coupling and a return conduit terminating in a node outlet coupling. The node inlet port and the node outlet port are positioned in an outward facing direction at a rear of the node enclosure and aligned to releasably seal to the respective inlet liquid port and outlet liquid port in the node-receiving slot for fluid transfer through the system of conduits. ... Dell Inc

12/28/17 / #20170374757

Block chassis sled having one-third width computing and storage nodes for increased processing and storage configuration flexibility within a modular, scalable and/or expandable rack-based information handling system

Modular, expandable rack assembly physically supports components of information handling systems. Base structure of interconnected panels form volumetric space having front section and rear section, with opposing side panels forming front access space and rear access space, respectively, having width that supports insertion of standard full-width it gear. ... Dell Inc

12/28/17 / #20170373375

Antenna integration in hinge shroud

Systems and methods are disclosed for positioning an antenna in a portable information handling system. A portable information handling system includes a housing having a first housing portion and a second housing portion. ... Dell Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372058

System and method for securing secure memory allocations in an information handling system

An information handling system has a secure data storage partition allocation. Access to the secure storage partition is limited to a set of authorized functions authorized to access the secure storage partition. ... Dell Inc

12/28/17 / #20170371794

System and method for dynamic optimization for burst and sustained performance in solid state drives

A method and information handling system configured to executing instructions of an ssd dynamic optimization buffer switching system and configured to detecting ssd storage capacity utilization via an ssd controller. The method and information handling system further configured to reallocate buffer capacity from write acceleration buffer capacity to garbage collection buffer capacity to increase buffer availability for garbage collection when ssd storage capacity utilization exceeds a threshold level.. ... Dell Inc

12/28/17 / #20170371474

Information handling system touchscreen tool discrimination

An information handling system touchscreen discriminates touches with a tool discriminator before analyzing the touches with a touch discriminator that identifies touches as intended or unintended inputs. The tool discriminator isolates touches associated with tools to assign tool functions to tool touches so that touch discriminator analysis is bypassed for tools, thus providing a more rapid and accurate horizontal workspace having tools placed on the touchscreen.. ... Dell Inc

12/28/17 / #20170371384

Cover for heat sink

A processor can be damaged by a heat sink. If the heat sink is improperly installed, the heat sink may damage the processor and/or the motherboard. ... Dell Inc

12/21/17 / #20170367223

Mixing chamber for air handling in an information handling system

A mixing module may be used in a modular data center to provide cooling of air by mixing exterior environment air with warm air exhausted from information handling systems in other modules of the modular data center. The mixing module may include a mixing aisle that provides a low-impedance path for warm and cool air to mix and for a homogenous air mass for cooling it equipment. ... Dell Inc

12/21/17 / #20170367161

Performance lighting and control method

The lighting coordinator of an information handling system may associate quantitative values of a state parameter that describes a state of operation of a component of the information handling system with lighting effects. The lighting effect associated with a quantitative value may be indicative of a range of the quantitative value. ... Dell Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366651

Reducing transmission pathway lengths within a distributed network

A solution for reducing transmission pathway lengths within a distributed network, as embodied in various systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media, may include migrating a tcp socket from a request server to a data server. The solution may further include reprogramming one or more routers to recognize a new packet route based on the migrated socket. ... Dell Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366536

Credential translation

Systems and methods for credential translation are described. In some embodiments, an information handling system (ihs) may include: a host processor; an embedded controller coupled to the processor; and an off-host authentication processing system coupled to the embedded controller and segregated from the host processor, the off-host authentication processing system further comprising: an off-host processor; and an off-host memory coupled to the off-host processor, the off-host memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the off-host processor to: receive a certificate from a web-access management server; store the certificate in the off-host memory; and request that a user of the ihs provide a first authentication factor to be associated with the certificate such that, when the first authentication factor is presented to the off-host processor, the certificate is released from the off-host memory.. ... Dell Inc








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