Sanmina-SCI Patent Grants

Method and apparatus for supporting storage modules in standard memory and/or hybrid memory bus architectures

Granted: July 12, 2016
Patent Number: 9390035
A memory/storage module is provided that implements a solid state drive compatible with Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) or Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) signaling on a double-data-rate compatible socket. A detachable daughter card may be coupled to the memory module for converting a memory bus voltage to a second voltage for memory devices on the memory module. Additionally, a hybrid memory bus on a host system is provided that supports either DDR-compatible memory modules…

Memory controller supporting concurrent volatile and nonvolatile memory modules in a memory bus architecture

Granted: October 13, 2015
Patent Number: 9158716
A memory/storage module is provided that implements a solid state drive compatible with Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) or Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) signaling on a double-data-rate compatible socket. A detachable daughter card may be coupled to the memory module for converting a memory bus voltage to a second voltage for memory devices on the memory module. Additionally, a hybrid memory bus on a host system is provided that supports either DDR-compatible memory modules…

Embedded capacitive stack

Granted: October 13, 2015
Patent Number: 9161447
A novel method for manufacturing embedded a capacitive stack and a novel capacitive stack apparatus are provided having a capacitive core that serves as a structural substrate on which alternating thin conductive foils and nanopowder-loaded dielectric layers may be added and tested for reliability. This layering and testing allows early fault detection of the thin dielectric layers of the capacitive stack. The capacitive stack may be configured to supply multiple isolated capacitive…

Fast startup hybrid memory module

Granted: April 28, 2015
Patent Number: 9019792
A memory device is provided comprising: a volatile memory device, a non-volatile memory device, a memory control circuit volatile memory controller coupled to the volatile memory device and non-volatile memory device, and a backup power source. The backup power source may be arranged to temporarily power the volatile memory devices and the memory control circuit upon a loss of power from the external power source. Additionally, a switch may serve to selectively couple: (a) a host memory…

Systems and methods for tracking insertion and removal cycles of optical transceiver modules

Granted: September 23, 2014
Patent Number: 8842018
Methods and/or devices are provided for monitoring life-expectancy and/or useful life of an optical transceiver module by tracking an insertion cycle count of an optical transceiver module. An alarm/warning indicator may be generated or the optical transceiver module can be disabled completely if the insertion cycle count exceeds a predefined threshold. The host device first detects the insertion of the optical transceiver module and then reads the cycle count along with an identifier…

Embedded capacitive stack

Granted: May 6, 2014
Patent Number: 8713769
A novel method for manufacturing embedded a capacitive stack and a novel capacitive stack apparatus are provided having a capacitive core that serves as a structural substrate on which alternating thin conductive foils and nanopowder-loaded dielectric layers may be added and tested for reliability. This layering and testing allows early fault detection of the thin dielectric layers of the capacitive stack. The capacitive stack may be configured to supply multiple isolated capacitive…

Simultaneous and selective partitioning of via structures using plating resist

Granted: March 11, 2014
Patent Number: 8667675
Systems and methods for simultaneously partitioning a plurality of via structures into electrically isolated portions by using plating resist within a PCB stackup are disclosed. Such via structures are made by selectively depositing plating resist in one or more locations in a sub-composite structure. A plurality of sub-composite structures with plating resist deposited in varying locations are laminated to form a PCB stackup of a desired PCB design. Through-holes are drilled through the…

Memory bus architecture for concurrently supporting volatile and non-volatile memory modules

Granted: February 18, 2014
Patent Number: 8656072
A memory/storage module is provided that implements a solid state drive compatible with Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) or Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) signaling on a double-data-rate compatible socket. A detachable daughter card may be coupled to the memory module for converting a memory bus voltage to a second voltage for memory devices on the memory module. Additionally, a hybrid memory bus on a host system is provided that supports either DDR-compatible memory modules…

Memory bus architecture for concurrently supporting volatile and non-volatile memory modules

Granted: November 12, 2013
Patent Number: 8583869
A memory/storage module is provided that implements a solid state drive compatible with Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) or Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) signaling on a double-data-rate compatible socket. A detachable daughter card may be coupled to the memory module for converting a memory bus voltage to a second voltage for memory devices on the memory module. Additionally, a hybrid memory bus on a host system is provided that supports either DDR-compatible memory modules…

Radio frequency identification for collecting stage-by-stage manufacturing and/or post-manufacturing information associated with a circuit board

Granted: October 8, 2013
Patent Number: 8552867
A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is coupled to a circuit board to track the specific operating and environmental conditions of each stage as the circuit board passes through one or more manufacturing and/or post-manufacturing stages. An RFID reader and data collector are used at each stage to read the RFID tag and store its identifying information along with processing information, operating conditions, and results for each stage. This permits to quickly and accurately collect…

Battery-less cache memory module with integrated backup

Granted: December 4, 2012
Patent Number: 8325554
A memory module is provided comprising a substrate having an interface to a host system, volatile memory, non-volatile memory, and a logic device. The logic device may receive the indicator of an external triggering event and copies data from the volatile memory devices to the non-volatile memory devices upon receipt of such indicator. When the indicator of the triggering event has cleared, the logic device restores the data from the non-volatile to the volatile memory devices. The…

Multi-use removable electronic data storage device carrier module

Granted: November 27, 2012
Patent Number: 8320116
A built-in dual purpose interposer device for a data storage device carrier mechanism is provided. The interposer device may fill empty or voided space in the carrier mechanism created when a data storage device is changed between a “direct plug” position, or first configuration, and an “interposer” position, or second configuration. The interposer device may be changed back and forth between the first and second configuration multiple times. When in the first configuration, the…

Simultaneous and selective partitioning of via structures using plating resist

Granted: July 17, 2012
Patent Number: 8222537
Systems and methods for simultaneously partitioning a plurality of via structures into electrically isolated portions by using plating resist within a PCB stackup are disclosed. Such via structures are made by selectively depositing plating resist in one or more locations in a sub-composite structure. A plurality of sub-composite structures with plating resist deposited in varying locations are laminated to form a PCB stackup of a desired PCB design. Through-holes are drilled through the…

Circuit board with radio frequency identification for collecting stage-by-stage manufacturing metrics

Granted: May 29, 2012
Patent Number: 8188866
A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is coupled to a circuit board to track the specific operating and environmental conditions of each manufacturing stage as the circuit board passes through the manufacturing stages. An RFID reader and data collector are used at each stage to read the RFID tag and store its identifying information along with processing information, operating conditions, and results for each stage. This permits to quickly and accurately collect manufacturing…

Substantially continuous layer of embedded transient protection for printed circuit boards

Granted: April 17, 2012
Patent Number: 8156640
The protection of sensitive components on printed circuit boards by using planar transient protection material in one or more layers of a printed circuit board stackup is disclosed.

Rack system

Granted: March 6, 2012
Patent Number: 8128183
A rack system for housing electronic and/or electrical equipment is provided comprising a rectangular base frame, a rectangular top frame, and four elongated vertical support members each extending along a longitudinal axis between and joined to two associated corners of the rectangular base frame and the rectangular top frame. The rectangular base frame, rectangular top frame, and the four elongated vertical support members may be constructed from members having the same substantially…

Systems and methods for base station enclosures

Granted: February 14, 2012
Patent Number: 8115145
A technique for climate control of, for example, base station circuitry within an enclosure involves placing base station circuitry within the enclosure and controlling the climate therein. A system according to this technique includes an enclosure suitable for use outside in a wide range of extreme weather conditions. A controller may, for example, control a fan tray with a heater to pull ambient air through a filtration unit, through the fan tray where the air is heated, and through…

Global rack system

Granted: December 27, 2011
Patent Number: 8083301
A rack system for electronic and/or electrical equipment including a frame, a front door mounted to the front of the frame, a back door or panel, two side panels mounted to the back and two sides of the frame, and a top panel mounted to the top of the frame. The doors can be single doors or dual doors. The frame includes a rectangular base frame constructed by four horizontal edge members, and a top frame having the same structure as the base frame, and four vertical members each…

Enhanced localized distributive capacitance for circuit boards

Granted: November 15, 2011
Patent Number: 8059423
A multi-layered circuit board is provided having a buried capacitive layer and a device-specific embedded, localized, non-discrete, and distributive capacitive element. A printed circuit board is provided including (1) a first dielectric layer, (2) a first conductive layer coupled to a first surface of the first dielectric layer, (3) a second conductive layer coupled to a second surface of the first dielectric layer, and (4) a localized distributive non-discrete capacitive element…

Structural member for a rack

Granted: June 14, 2011
Patent Number: D639585