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August 14, 2018: Dell Inc. issued patent titled "Systems and methods for securing command and data interfaces to sensors and devices through the use of a protected security zone"


Dell Inc. has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Systems and methods for securing command and data interfaces to sensors and devices through the use of a protected security zone" by the US Patent and Trademark Office.


Various embodiments of the invention increase security of a network of interoperable devices. In certain embodiments, this is accomplished by a security module that uses a user-definable security policy that sets forth one or more tests for validating input data or commands received from an IoT device. A validator receives the command via a command controller and performs a security analysis of the command according to the security policy. Responsive to the security analysis, the validator generates a validation signal in order to authorize or reject further processing of the command.

Appl. No.14/885,212










Dell Inc.

Key Stats

Estimated Revenue (TTM): $63.3B

Estimated Employees: 116,497



Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more.


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Round Rock, Texas, USA


Dell Inc. was ranked 4 in the Forbes list of Top 216 American Private Companies by Total Revenues in 2016.


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July 16: Dell and IMPACT Announce Collaboration to Support Women's Empowerment in Democratic Republic of Congo

As the Dell's Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) meets in Toronto, the tech leader announces new funding for business education of women in Congo focused on investing strategies to support new entrepreneurship opportunities

Dell is teaming with the Canadian-based non-profit IMPACT to provide women in the Democratic Republic of Congo with business education focused on investing their savings into new entrepreneurship opportunities in their communities.

The announcement comes during the opening session of the annual Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Summit in Toronto, where over 150 leading women entrepreneurs, media and Dell executives are gathering to discuss issues and opportunities women entrepreneurs face as they scale and grow their businesses across the globe.

The partnership will provide over 300 women artisanal gold miners in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri Province with business skills training through IMPACT's Artisanal Mining Women's Empowerment Credit and Savings project, known by its French acronym AFECCOR. The AFECCOR project and training is in direct support of IMPACT's research on women's economic empowerment in the artisanal mining sector, along with studies from UN Women, detailing the commitment of women to innovate in areas that improve the long-term development and security of their own communities.

The AFECCOR project supports women and men in artisanal gold mining communities in establishing Village Savings and Loans Associations, providing training and monitoring as they grow their savings over a year. After one year, participants are empowered to invest their savings into new entrepreneurial activities'promoting local entrepreneurship and economic security.

AFECCOR specifically targets women's social and economic empowerment in their homes, at artisanal mine sites, and in the wider community.

June 19: Alienware and Dell Gaming Celebrate Commitment to Gamers with Introduction of New Hardware, Esport Partnerships and Community Programs

Dell PC gaming ecosystem extended with brand-new Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset, next-gen Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse and new Inspiron Gaming Desktop with 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen' processors

Alienware Academy online training platform with Tobii and Team Liquid features skill-based video lessons, custom training challenges and performance feedback for players to take their game to the next level

Alienware named exclusive hardware provider of Detroit Renegades esports team, owned by Utah Jazz player, Jonas Jerebko

Alienware and Dell Gaming invites PC gaming community to earn Arena Rewards Points and Dell Advantage Rewards by signing up for Alienware Arena App*

As the gaming industry and community are descending upon Los Angeles, Alienware and Dell Gaming will be showing up at E3 in a big way with exciting gaming hardware and partnership news and immersive experiences. Among its new products to complete the PC, gaming ecosystem is the blissful sounding new Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset, a 2nd generation, fast responsive Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse and the blazing-hot, high performance Windows 10 Inspiron Gaming Desktop with AMD processors and graphics cards.

Dell and Alienware are committed to giving esports players a competitive advantage with the best hardware. The Detroit Renegades, the esports team owned and operated by Utah Jazz player Jonas Jerebko, is the latest team to select Alienware as their exclusive technology partner. Alienware, in partnership with Tobii and Team Liquid, is also helping gamers take their skills to the next level with Alienware Academy, an esport skill-building online platform. Fans of Alienware Arena can now access the community from their phone with a new Alienware Arena app with access to play-to-win opportunities and rewards.

Giving casual and hardcore gamers what they want and expect in PC gaming solutions, Dell continues to be a leader in PC gaming worldwide.

April 03: Dell and Alienware Revitalize Portfolio of Performance Gaming Laptops and Augment Esports Involvement with New Partnerships

Today, Alienware and Dell are launching six new Windows 10 gaming laptops based on the new 8th Gen Intel(Registered) Core(TradeMark) high performance processors, with significant enhancements over prior generations. Continuing Dell's commitment to provide the ultimate gaming experience for everyone, Dell is also debuting Dell G Series, revitalizing the Dell Gaming portfolio. This suite of PCs, starting at $749, is designed and engineered for the gamer who prioritizes performance and excellent gameplay.

Further expanding its more than a decade long legacy in esports, Alienware is forging new partnerships with the NBA 2K League, Miami HEAT and Misfits Gaming, and taking its partnership with Team Liquid into unchartered territory for North American esports. These organizations and teams have turned to Alienware for a competitive advantage.

"We are ambassadors to the PC gaming world," says Frank Azor, vice president and general manager, Alienware and Dell Gaming. "From pushing the boundaries of innovation in our Alienware line and creating systems for today's top competitive gamers and leagues, to our new affordable G Series line-up, we're enabling gamers of all levels to game at their best."

Source: Company Website

February 22: Dell EMC Introduces New Certifications to Establish and Validate IT Skills of the Future

Dell EMC unveiled new certifications that establish and validate the expertise IT professionals need to build their careers and help organizations compete in the digital economy. Part of the Dell EMC Proven Professional program, these certifications confirm the knowledge and experience needed to accelerate an IT department's time to transformation.

Modernizing infrastructure to enable a digital transformation requires a new way of operating and securing IT, and in some cases may require entirely new roles. Recent research conducted for Dell Technologies by Vanson Bourne, specialists in technology research, shows that inadequate skills and expertise is one of the top three barriers slowing digital progress.

The research shows that both formal and informal learning, as well as practical experience are the top ways people want to prepare themselves for the digital future. Dell EMC's new transformational certifications allow individuals to build their skills and validate their experience while providing a rigorous framework that gives CIOs confidence.

"Organizations as well as individuals realize that investing in workforce readiness and new skills is key to future success and competitive differentiation," said Charles Atkins, vice president, Dell EMC Education Services. "Dell EMC recognizes successful digital transformation requires more than technology, so we are helping our customers develop the critical talent - in-house and within technology partners - needed for the future."

Source: Company Release

January 18: Dell Partners with Meta to Bring Augmented Reality to Industries

Dell will be first reseller of the Meta 2 AR Development Kit The new partnership will make it easier for businesses to explore and innovate with AR The new product bundle stems from Dell's VR/AR Technology Partner program Dell today announced it will be the first authorized reseller of the Meta 2 Augmented Reality Development Kit, equipping commercial companies with the tools needed to more easily innovate and adopt new AR technology applications that can advance their business. In partnership with Meta, Dell aims to make AR more accessible for business deployment, particularly in healthcare, manufacturing and construction, by providing tools for creating immersive experiences unique to the needs of those industries.

Dell is the only technology provider with an end to end ecosystem to consume, create and power VR and AR. The new offering with Meta stems from Dell's VR/AR Technology Partner Program, which brings together other innovators in VR and AR to test and collaborate on the best technology solutions for varying applications and experiences. This program allows Dell to help current and potential customers to better navigate the new and rapidly evolving VR/AR ecosystem, by working with partners to verify and certify the best software and hardware solutions for VR and AR applications - bringing standardization where it is needed most.

The Meta 2 Augmented Reality Development Kit will make the Meta AR headset compatible with a number of Dell professional PCs, including Dell Precision workstations and Dell Canvas, as well as bundle the products together for purchase. Among the applications is a Medical Holodeck, which leverages the Dell Canvas and the Meta headset to allow medical professionals to collaborate in AR. Dell is also planning to introduce "AR in a box," a platform from which channel partners and sales people can show off new Dell Meta AR innovations to potential customers.

"We're excited about this new partnership with Meta and the opportunity to further transform industries with AR," said Rahul Tikoo, Vice President and General Manager, Dell Precision workstations.


6.1 Number of Patents Issued to Dell Inc. (Past 12 Months)

There were a total of 643 patents issued to Dell Inc. in the past 12 months. The highest number (86) were issued in October, 2017.

MonthNo. of Patents Issued
Total (Past 12 Months)643

6.2 Patents issued to Dell Inc. by the US PTO and the EPO on same inventions

In the past 24 months the following 12 patents were issued by the USPTO and the European Patent Office (EPO) to Dell Inc..

Acoustic Hard Drive Surrogate9,875,773; 23 Jan, 2018US9875773 (B1); 23 Jan, 2018
Combining Power From An Internal Battery And An External Power Storage Adapter9,887,571; 06 Feb, 2018US9887571 (B1); 06 Feb, 2018
Enhancing Peak Power Capability And Hold Up Time In Llc Topology Application9,979,300; 22 May, 2018US9979300 (B1); 22 May, 2018
Flexible Heat Exchanging Mechanism9,905,274; 27 Feb, 2018US9905274 (B1); 27 Feb, 2018
Floating Circuit Board Connector System10,028,403; 17 Jul, 2018US10028403 (B1); 17 Jul, 2018
Integrated Folded Oled Display In An Information Handling System Portable Housing Having Integrated Cooling9,760,122; 12 Sep, 2017US9760122 (B1); 12 Sep, 2017
Rack Anti-Tip System9,955,608; 24 Apr, 2018US2017273212 (A1); 21 Sep, 2017
Shielded High Speed Connector With Reduced Crosstalk9,847,602; 19 Dec, 2017US9847602 (B1); 19 Dec, 2017
Surface Mount Connector Pad9,980,378; 22 May, 2018US9980378 (B1); 22 May, 2018
System And Method For Multicast Routing Using Peer Groups9,992,100; 05 Jun, 2018US2017272357 (A1); 21 Sep, 2017
System For Integrated Magnetic Retention9,785,188; 10 Oct, 2017US9785188 (B1); 10 Oct, 2017
Systems And Methods For Diagnostic Current Shunt And Overcurrent Protection (ocp) For Power Supplies9,906,143; 27 Feb, 2018US9906143 (B1); 27 Feb, 2018

6.3 Previous 10 DELL INC. Patent titles:

Issue DateIssuing OfficePatent TitlePatent Number
Aug 14, 2018US PTOVirtual PCIe based ethernet controller for in-band communication between server and BMC10,050,907
Aug 14, 2018US PTOVertical backplane connector10,050,363
Aug 14, 2018US PTOOLED degradation compensation system10,049,614
Aug 14, 2018US PTORemediation of a device using an embedded server10,049,009
Aug 14, 2018US PTOSystem and method for automated on-demand creation of a customized software application10,048,942
Aug 14, 2018US PTOIntegrated page-sharing cache storing a single copy of data where the data is stored in two volumes and propagating changes to the data in the cache back to the two volumes via volume identifiers10,048,883
Aug 14, 2018US PTOSystems and methods for rectifying a voltage using an embedded direct-current-to-direct-current converter10,048,730
Aug 14, 2018US PTOHigh-strength structural elements using metal foam for portable information handling systems10,046,388
Aug 7, 2018US PTOHard drive assemblies10,042,399
Aug 7, 2018US PTOGeneric transcoding service for client-server communication10,044,825

6.4 Previous 5 DELL INC. Patent abstracts:

August 14, 2018 Dell Inc. issued patent titled "Virtual PCIe based ethernet controller for in-band communication between server and BMC"


Serial communication between a baseboard management controller and a host server may be reprogrammed for Ethernet communications. A PCIe high-speed bus, for example, may be reprogrammed as an Ethernet controller. Network addresses may then be shared for Ethernet communications between the baseboard management controller and a motherboard of the host server. Ethernet communications thus allow software applications operating in the host server to access resources associated with the baseboard management controller without relying on the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specification, which may be incompatible with some protocols and/or services.

August 14, 2018 Dell Inc. issued patent titled "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.

August 14, 2018 Dell Inc. issued patent titled "OLED degradation compensation system"


An OLED degradation compensation system includes a display system having an OLED display device. A computing device is coupled to the display system and includes an OLED display device adjustment database storing an OLED table that is associated with a usage time of the OLED display device and that includes OLED compensation information that is based upon the usage time. An OLED display device use tracking engine in the computing system determines usage data for the OLED display device. An OLED display device adjustment engine in the computing system retrieves the usage data determined by the OLED display device use tracking engine, uses the usage data to select the OLED table in response to the usage data corresponding to the usage time associated with the OLED table, and causes at least one OLED in the OLED display device to be powered using the OLED compensation information in the OLED table.

August 14, 2018 Dell Inc. issued patent titled "Remediation of a device using an embedded server"


Methods, systems and devices for remediation of a malfunctioning IHS (Information Handling Systems) using a peer IHS. Upon detecting a failure condition that prevents booting a primary operating system, the malfunctioning IHS initiates a remediation service as a BIOS/UEFI runtime process. The remediation service specifies remediation resources via an embedded web server. The web server provides a web interface that provides a peer IHS with resource links that provide access to remediation resources stored on the malfunctioning IHS. The web interface may also provide links that trigger the transfer of diagnostic information from the malfunctioning IHS to the peer IHS, which can be further relayed to a remote diagnostic service that may provide the peer IHS with updated remediation resources. The remediation resource may utilize pre-boot diagnostic processes to identify resources that are targeted to specific failures detected on the malfunctioning IHS.

August 14, 2018 Dell Inc. issued patent titled "System and method for automated on-demand creation of a customized software application"


A web-based interface is provided for visually modeling a business-to-business or application integration process by selecting and associating predetermined process-representing visual elements. A customized, enterprise-specific executable software application ("dynamic runtime engine") is automatedly produced by software running remotely. The dynamic runtime engine is created to include a generic application template, predefined "stock" codesets selected as a function of the modeled process, and a data profile codeset that includes input provided by the user for customizing the stock components for a specific integration process of a specific enterprise.


Michael Dell, CEO & Chairman

Michael Dell is chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies, a unique family of businesses encompassing Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware. Dell Technologies is an innovator and technology leader providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important information.

With revenues of $74B and 138,000 team members, Dell Technologies is one of the world's largest IT companies serving the needs of global corporations and governments to small businesses and consumers. The company's unique structure allows innovative, fast-moving startups to co-exist with, and leverage, the global reach and trusted reputation of the large enterprise.

Michael's story started when he founded Dell with $1000 in 1984 at the age of 19. Notably quoted as saying that "technology is about enabling human potential," Michael's vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured and sold forever changed the IT industry. In 1992, Michael became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500. Known and admired for his astute business vision and bold moves, Michael took Dell private in 2013, setting the stage to architect the largest technology deal in history with the combination of Dell, EMC and VMware in 2016.

In 1998, Michael formed MSD Capital, and in 1999, he and his wife established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to provide philanthropic support to a variety of global causes. Michael is an honorary member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is an executive committee member of the International Business Council. He is also a member of the Technology CEO Council, the U.S. Business Council and the Business Roundtable. He serves on the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India and is a board member of Catalyst. Michael also served as the United Nations Foundation's first Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship.

Marius A. Haas, President

Marius Haas serves as president, Enterprise Solutions, for Dell. In this role, he is responsible for worldwide engineering, design, development and marketing of Dell enterprise products, including servers, networking and storage systems.

Marius came to Dell in 2012 from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) where he was responsible for identifying and pursuing new investments, particularly in the technology sector, while also supporting existing portfolio companies with operational expertise. Prior to KKR, Marius was senior vice president and worldwide general manager of the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Networking Division, and also served as senior vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development. During his tenure at HP, Marius led initiatives to improve efficiency and drive growth, including the execution and integration of all acquisitions, and he also managed the company's strategic planning process, new business incubation and strategic alliances.

Earlier in his career, Marius held a wide range of senior operations roles at Compaq and Intel Corporation. He also served as a member of the McKinsey & Company CSO Council, the Ernst & Young Corporate Development Leadership Network and as a board member of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals.

Marius has a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a master's degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of Integration Management (Thunderbird) in Glendale, Arizona.

Tom Sweet, CFO

Tom Sweet is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Dell. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company's finance function including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, investor relations and corporate strategy.

Prior to being CFO of Dell, he was vice president of corporate finance, controller and chief accounting officer with responsibility for global accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations, as well as global financial services. Tom was responsible for external financial reporting for more than five years when Dell was a publicly-traded company. Prior to this, he served in a variety of finance leadership roles at Dell including vice president, responsible for overall finance activities within the corporate business, education, government and healthcare business units of Dell. He has also served as the head of internal audit and in a number of sales leadership roles in education and corporate business units since joining Dell in 1997.

Prior to Dell, Tom was vice president, accounting and finance, for Telos Corporation. Before that, he spent 13 years with Price Waterhouse in a variety of roles primarily focused on providing audit and accounting services to the technology industry.

Tom received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Michigan University and is a CPA. He currently serves on the Salvation Army Central Texas Advisory Board and also serves on the Advisory Board at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas Austin.

Jeffrey W. Clarke, Vice Chairman

Jeff Clarke is vice-chairman of Operations and president of Client Solutions for Dell. He's responsible for the company's global supply chain and end-user computing organizations. In this role, he oversees global manufacturing, procurement and supply chain activities, as well as the engineering, design, development, sales and marketing of computer desktops, notebooks, workstations, cloud client computing and end-user computing software solutions.

Jeff joined Dell in 1987 as a quality engineer and has served in a variety of engineering and management roles. He moved into product development in 1989 and was promoted to director of desktop development in 1995. In 1997, Jeff was responsible for launching the Dell Precision workstation product line. Subsequently, Jeff became vice-president and general manager within the relationship product group, overseeing the OptiPlex, Latitude and Precision lines of business. Under his leadership, all three businesses achieved No. 1 worldwide share positions.

Prior to joining Dell, Jeff served as a reliability and product engineer at Motorola, Inc. He serves on the College of Engineering Advisory Council for his alma mater, the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1986.

Karen H. Quintos, Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Officer

Karen Quintos is Dell's Chief Customer Officer (CCO) and leads a global organization devoted to customer advocacy that develops and executes a comprehensive customer experience strategy grounded in the relentless pursuit of our customers' success. Under Karen's leadership, the CCO organization leads Dell's customer strategy and programs, with the goals of maximizing customer satisfaction, acquisition, retention and profitability.

She also leads Diversity and Inclusion and Corporate Responsibility-business imperatives she is passionate about and that matter to our customers and team members around the world.

Previously at Dell, Karen served as senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President of public sector marketing and North America commercial, and held executive roles in services, support and supply chain management. Karen joined Dell in 2000 from Citigroup where she was Vice President of global operations and technology. She spent 12 years with Merck in marketing, operations and supply chain leadership positions. She earned a master's in marketing and international business from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in supply chain management from Pennsylvania State University. Karen is on the board of Lennox International and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and is founder and executive sponsor of Dell's Wise employee resource group. She is on the board of Penn State's Smeal College of Business and a 2014 recipient of its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award. Karen was listed among the most influential CMOs in the world by Forbes, and named 'Mother of the Year' by Working Mother magazine in 2012. She resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three children.

Thomas W. Sweet, Senior Vice President

Richard J. Rothberg, Senior Vice President

Steve H. Price, Senior Vice President

Jeremy Burton, Chief Marketing Officer

Jeremy Burton is the Chief Marketing Officer of Dell, directly responsible for the global marketing structure, strategy, and all aspects of Dell's enterprise marketing efforts including brand, communications, digital and field & channel marketing. In addition to his marketing responsibilities, Burton leads Corporate Development where is responsible for M&A and venture capital investment activity. He is based at Dell's offices in Santa Clara, California.

Burton joined Dell through its combination with EMC, where he served as President, Products and Marketing. In this role, he was responsible for product divisions within EMC's Information Infrastructure business, including Product Strategy, R&D, Operations, CTO Office, Global Alliances and Global Marketing. Burton joined EMC in 2010 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer and extended EMC's presence and relevance on the world stage, building and guiding EMC's global reputation and brand.

Prior to EMC, Burton has held several senior leadership roles including President and CEO of Serena Software, Group President of Symantec's Security and Data Management business and Executive Vice President of the Data Management Group and Chief Marketing Officer at VERITAS. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly a decade at Oracle, culminating in the role of Senior Vice President of Product and Services Marketing.

Burton holds a bachelor's degree in information systems engineering from the University of Surrey, England.

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