Quantum Patent Grants

Media library including storage media retrieval assembly

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9601149
A retrieval assembly (22) for moving storage media (16) within a media library (10), the media library (10) including a rack assembly (20) having a first rack (20A) and a spaced apart second rack (20B), comprises a picker system (32), an assembly base (30), a first mover (28A), a second mover (28B), and a control system (26). The picker system (32) selectively engages the storage media (16). The assembly base (30) supports the picker system (32). The first mover (28A) is secured to the…

Media library including storage media retrieval assembly

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9601150
A storage media retrieval assembly (22) for moving storage media (16) within a media library (10) including a library housing (12), comprises a picker system (32), an assembly base (30), and a first sensor (240A). The picker system (32) selectively engages the storage media (16). The assembly base (30) supports the picker system (32). The assembly base (30) is movable relative to the library housing (12). The first sensor (240A) senses if the assembly base (30) is level relative to the…

Passive waveguide structure with alternating GaInAs/AlInAs layers for mid-infrared optoelectronic devices

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9601901
Disclosed is a semiconductor optical emitter having an optical mode and a gain section, the emitter comprising a low loss waveguide structure made of two alternating layers of semiconductor materials A and B, having refractive indexes of Na and Nb, respectively, with an effective index No of the optical mode in the low loss waveguide between Na and Nb, wherein No is within a 5% error margin of identical to a refractive index of the gain section and wherein the gain section is…

N-way Inode translation

Granted: March 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9594763
Example apparatus and methods concern storing additional information about inodes to facilitate n-way inode translation between local inode spaces and external inode spaces. Example apparatus and methods also concern publishing information about actions that affect inodes to facilitate n-way inode translation. Additional data is added to local file systems so that a local file system can determine whether an inode for which an action is requested or reported is a native inode or an…

Magnetic media access head with metal coating

Granted: March 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9595272
Embodiments disclosed herein provide magnetic media access heads with metal coatings. In a particular embodiment, a magnetic media head for accessing magnetic media comprises a base substrate configured to support a magnetic head layer. The magnetic head layer is formed on the base substrate and configured to magnetically access the magnetic media. A metallic layer formed over the magnetic head layer and disposed between the magnetic head layer and the magnetic media when the magnetic…

Method and apparatus for aligning of opto-electronic components

Granted: March 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9588310
A method for aligning a ferrule-mounted optical fiber with the optical axis of an electro-optical device, including the following steps: providing an alignment marking with respect to the device in relation to the optical axis; providing an annular receptacle and a tubular alignment pin with a central passageway, having its proximal end slidably fitted in the annulus of the receptacle; aligning the proximal end of the alignment pin with the alignment marking; securing the device to the…

Vapor deposition system and method

Granted: February 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9580805
A deposition system includes a system housing having a housing interior, a fixture transfer assembly having a generally sloped fixture transfer rail extending through the housing interior, a plurality of processing chambers connected by the fixture transfer rail, a controller interfacing with the processing chambers and at least one fixture carrier assembly carried by the fixture transfer rail and adapted to contain one substrate. The fixture carrier assembly travels along the fixture…

Dynamically configuring erasure code redundancy and distribution

Granted: February 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9584160
Example apparatus and methods monitor conditions in a tiered storage system. The conditions monitored may include the availability of different numbers and types of devices including an erasure code based object storage system. The conditions monitored may also include the availability and type of devices available to the erasure code based object storage system. A redundancy policy for storing an item using the erasure code based object storage system may be determined based on the…

Halogenated compounds for photodynamic therapy

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9572881
Halo-organic heterocyclic compounds are described, in which at least two halogen atoms are bound to a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic terminal moiety of the compound, with at least one of such halogen atoms being iodine or bromine. Also described are polymethine dyes based on these heterocyclic compounds, and dendrimeric compounds and conjugates of such polymethine dyes. The polymethine dyes are characterized by enhanced properties, e.g., brightness, photostability, sensitivity and/or…

Composite material for fluorescent quantum dot micro-nano packaging

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9577127
A composite material for fluorescent quantum dot micro-nano packaging. The composite material comprises fluorescent quantum dots, a mesoporous particle material having a nanometer lattice structure, and a barrier layer, wherein the fluorescent quantum dots are distributed in the mesoporous particle material, and the barrier layer is coated on the outer surface of the mesoporous particle material. In the composite material according to the invention, the quantum dot aggregation can be…

Continuous synthesis of high quantum yield InP/ZnS nanocrystals

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9577149
The invention relates to a continuous-flow synthesis process for the preparation of high quality indium phosphide/zinc sulfide core/shell semiconduting nanocrystals in particular quantum dots (QD) conducted in a micro-reaction system comprising at least one mixing chamber connected to one reaction chamber.

Quantum key distribution terminal and system

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9577764
Disclosed are a quantum key distribution terminal and system. An optical transceiving device and an electronics media board in a quantum key distribution system are organically integrated into a whole through an electronics back panel. A quantum key distribution terminal with a compact structure and a high integration level is provided, so that uniform testing, maintenance and management for various components in the quantum key distribution system can be realized, thereby realizing the…

Method of fabricating a pressurized-gas storage assembly

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9568150
A pressurized-gas storage assembly has a liner defining a gas storage chamber and an end portion with a planar surface, with an access opening on the planar surface that is in fluid communication with the gas storage chamber. A raised circular ring extends from the planar surface and surrounds the access opening. The assembly also includes a polar boss having a longitudinally extending part that has a top surface with a recessed opening, and a planar bottom surface, with a channel…

Sequential access storage and data de-duplication

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569134
An example method includes determining a configuration of two or more partitions for a sequential access medium. At least one partition stores data de-duplication data structures while at least one other partition stores a repository of unique data blocks associated with the data structures. The method also includes controlling a data de-duplication computer to configure the sequential access medium according to the configuration. The method includes producing an output sequence for…

Mitigating the impact of a single point of failure in an object store

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569307
Example apparatus and methods distribute ranges or erasure codes associated with ranges to reduce or minimize the impact of a single point of failure in an object store. Erasure codes associated with related ranges to be stored in an object store may be accessed and selectively distributed to different storage devices associated with the object store. The erasure codes may be distributed according to a distribution plan so that an unavailability of one storage device will cause less than…

File level recovery using virtual machine image level backup with selective compression

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9563520
Example apparatus and methods process virtual machine image level backups that may include files that are compressed and files that are not compressed. Example apparatus and methods may produce virtual machine image level backups by selectively compressing some files associated with the image while leaving other files in their uncompressed state. Example apparatus and methods may selectively recover a file or even an entire disk image from an image level backup that may include both…

Data replica control

Granted: January 31, 2017
Patent Number: 9558074
A replica control system includes software to control replication in virtual environments. The replica control system identifies a plurality of data blocks within an underlying storage volume in response to a request to update a replica of a target storage volume, identifies changed data blocks of the plurality of data blocks within the underlying storage volume, and identifies a subset of the changed data blocks with which to update the replica of the target storage volume based on a…

Solid state catholytes and electrolytes for energy storage devices

Granted: January 24, 2017
Patent Number: 9553332
The present invention provides an energy storage device comprising a cathode region having an active region which expands or contracts from a first volume to a second volume during a period of a charge and discharge. The device has a a solid state catholyte material which includes lithium, phosphorus, sulfur, and silicon elements. The device has a protective material formed overlying exposed regions of the cathode material to substantially maintain the sulfur species within the catholyte…

Battery system with selective thermal management

Granted: January 24, 2017
Patent Number: 9553346
The present invention is directed to battery systems. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a battery system having a first battery group and a second battery group. The first battery group and the second battery group can share a single housing, or be positioned within separate housings. The first battery group and the second battery group can each have a plurality of cells configured in parallel, and the two groups can be electrically integrated. When operating at a…

Dynamic differential thermal measurement systems and methods

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9546907
Dynamic Digital Modulation obtains thermal image data on active semiconductor devices with sufficient sensitivity to be used in situ with packaged devices. These techniques can be applied to dynamic failures, but can also produce quantitative data of actual power dissipation as the device is placed into different operational modes. The thermal image results can be analyzed to assist in thermal management and assessing reliability and failure analysis issues in semiconductor devices.