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October 17, 2017: Dell Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,795,065]


Dell Inc. has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Integrated air-spring for hydraulic force damping of a rigid liquid cooling subsystem" by the US Patent and Trademark Office.


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. An air-spring reducer conduit is in fluid communication with the system of conduits and shaped to trap an amount of compressible fluid that compresses during sealing engagement between the node inlet coupling and node outlet coupling and the inlet liquid port and outlet liquid port, respectively.

Appl. No.15/017,582











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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August 01: Dell Precision celebrates 20th anniversary with powerful, new workstation technology

Dell Precision celebrates 20 years of great minds using great machines

New, powerful Dell Precision Tower and Rack workstations first to market with leading technology to handle complex, creative workloads, including AI and machine learning technologies

Twentieth-anniversary edition of Precision 5520 mobile workstation and Dell Canvas in creators' hands starting now

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dell Precision workstations, Dell is announcing additions to its Dell Precision fixed workstation portfolio, a special anniversary edition of its Dell Precision 5520 mobile workstation and the official availability of Dell Canvas, the new workspace device for digital creation.

At SIGGRAPH 2017, customers and partners will be the first to see Dell's next generation fixed workstation portfolio with the Dell Precision 5820 Tower, Precision 7820 Tower, Precision 7920 Tower and Precision 7920 Rack, completely redesigned inside and out to power even more creative workflows.

The three new Dell Precision towers combine a brand-new innovative and flexible chassis with powerful performance from the latest Intel(Registered) Xeon(Registered) processors, next generation Radeon(TradeMark) Pro graphics and highest performing NVIDIA(Registered) Quadro(Registered) professional graphics cards. Certified for professional software applications, the new towers are configured to seamlessly complete the most complex projects, such as virtual reality content development. Exclusive Dell Reliable Memory Technology (RMT) Pro ensures memory challenges don't kill your workflow, and exclusive, patented Dell Precision Optimizer (DPO) tailors performance for your unique hardware and software combination.

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May 09: Dell Technologies Simplifies IoT for Customers With New IoT Products and Partnerships

DELL EMC WORLD, LAS VEGAS, MAY 9, 2017 - Dell Technologies announces new Internet of Things (IoT) products and partnerships to help customers take the complexity out of their IoT deployments and more quickly realize Digital Transformation.

According to a recent Gartner report, there will be 20.4 billion connected things in use globally by 2020. Companies are looking for faster, real-time analysis of the massive amount of data produced by all of these "things" on their networks. For some, it's too expensive to move all the data from the edge of the network near the devices to the data center. Computing at the edge helps determine which data sets are interesting, relevant and need to be sent back to the data center or the cloud for further analytics and longer term storage, saving bandwidth and reducing costs and security concerns.

New IoT Products and Services

Simplified "Things" Management - The new VMware Pulse IoT Center is a secure IoT infrastructure management solution that will enable customers to have complete control of their connected things. VMware Pulse IoT Center will help customers to more efficiently manage, operate, scale and protect their IoT projects from the edge to the cloud. Dell will be offering VMware Pulse IoT Center as the preferred enterprise management and monitoring solution for Dell Edge Gateways. By plugging Pulse IoT Center into the new EdgeX Foundry, VMware will be able to offer system and device management for the EdgeX ecosystem.

IoT Advisory Services - IoT Technology Advisory Service is a new consulting offer from Dell EMC Services to help organizations determine the key capabilities and architecture required to leverage IoT data (e.g., sensors, beacons, gateways, mobile phones, wearables, connected devices). This information can be used for initiatives such as optimizing key operational processes, reducing compliance and security risks, uncovering new revenue opportunities and creating more compelling customer engagements.

Open Source Framework for Interoperable Edge Computing - The Linux Foundation recently launched EdgeX Foundry, an open source software project chartered to build a common framework and surrounding reference platform for edge computing.

May 08: Dell EMC Announces IT Transformation REALIZED Award Winners

DELL EMC WORLD 2017, LAS VEGAS, MAY 9, 2017 - Dell EMC announces the winners of the 2017 IT Transformation REALIZED awards.

The awards recognize the top echelon of forward-thinking customers using key Dell EMC technologies and services to drive IT Transformation and accelerate their digital future. A senior panel of Dell EMC leaders reviewed all nominations against a range of criteria, including the impact of IT Transformation upon three key pillars - modernize, automate and transform - and their impact on the business. Winners were deemed among their respective industry's best in modernizing infrastructure, automating service delivery, and transforming operating models and organizational relationships.

According to the 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Curve study, a recent survey from analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) commissioned by Dell EMC, the majority (71%) of the 1,000 participating organizations agree that IT Transformation is essential to ongoing business viability.

Today's award recipients are standout examples of companies having great success along this journey.

And the winners are.

AIG (accepted by Vince DiFiglia, senior vice president/global head of Workplace and End-User Services, and Chris Gates, global head of Compute Hosting Services). AIG has successfully implemented key transformational technology projects that enable its employees to better serve AIG customers. The Workplace Services organization partnered with Dell to co-build a front-end user self-service platform for deploying desktops, virtual machines and applications in minutes, increasing user satisfaction as well as lowering overall cost. In addition, AIG partnered with Dell EMC and VMware to build out the first AIG Software Defined Data Center platform for self-service, automation and orchestration of the AIG foundation for data center cloud.


September 15: David Goulden President of Dell EMC's Infrastructure Solutions Group To Step Down At Year End

David Goulden, president of Dell EMC's Infrastructure Solutions Group, has announced his intent to step down at the end of the fiscal year. Jeff Clarke now becomes Dell Inc.'s vice chairman, Products and Operations. Mr. Clarke will lead the company's two product organizations: Client Solutions Group and Infrastructure Solutions Group. The new structure will enable the continuation of discrete strategies for the client and infrastructure markets while facilitating an integrated product vision from edge to core to cloud. He also will continue to lead the company's global manufacturing, procurement and supply chain operations.

Michael Dell said, 'David Goulden has played an integral role in successfully orchestrating our historic merger and building the world's largest privately-controlled technology company. His deep experience as a CEO, CFO, sales and product development leader were instrumental in achieving this major milestone as we mark our one year anniversary as Dell Technologies. I thank David for his leadership and dedication, and congratulate Jeff as he brings his unique qualifications to this expanded role as we execute our long-term strategy focused squarely on our customers and the vast opportunities ahead.'

David Goulden said, 'The decision to step down following Dell Technologies' first year anniversary comes with a profound sense of pride for what we achieved in a very short amount of time.

August 30: Dell and Alienware Debut New Gaming Rigs & Monitors for Immersive Gameplay

New Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop offers NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 4K UHD displays, Thunderbolt 3 and more

Inspiron Gaming Desktop now available with clear side panel bathed in polar blue LED lighting showcasing internal performance components

New Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitors go big with iconic Alienware design with custom AlienFX lighting across four lighting zones

Dell Premium Support Plus delivers automated, proactive, predictive capabilities and virus removal, for more responsive gameplay

Today at IFA, the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances and just in time for this weekend's PAX West, one of the largest gaming events in North America celebrating game culture, Dell Gaming and Alienware are unveiling new products across the two lines. The Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop, Inspiron Gaming Desktop with new Clear Panel with Polar Blue LED lighting, and Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitors are just some of the new products which demonstrate Dell's leadership in PC gaming and its commitment to delivering the best gaming products for players at every level.

Alienware caters to premium gamers with explosive performance, iconic designs and unmatched experiences, developing a fiercely loyal community for more than 20 years.



October 17, 2017 Dell Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,794,651]


Aspects of the present invention include telemetry measurement in a networking device. In embodiments of the present invention, fine granularity power measurement can be achieved at a component level within a networking device without additional hardware like a multi meter. Coarse level granularity of power management can also be achieved in embodiments of the present invention.

October 17, 2017 Dell Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,794,114]


Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods for preventing or reducing traffic losses of data. If an information handling system, such as a switch or router, in a network attempts to install route information in the data store of the information handling system and has a failure or a potential failure, the information handling system may take one of several options or combinations thereof. In embodiments, the information handling system may not advertise the route information. In embodiments, the information handling system may send a route withdrawal message to one or more peer information handling systems to remove that system from routing determinations involving the route information. Alternatively, the information handling system may advertise the route prefix with a high metric to indicate that the system is a non-preferred forwarder for data intended for a destination associated with the route information.

October 17, 2017 Dell Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,794,002]


An information handling system, a display panel, and a method for providing optical communication of signals within a display panel is provided. The information handling system comprises a radio frequency (RF) transceiver subsystem, an antenna subsystem, and a display panel, the display panel for displaying graphic images, the display panel comprising an optical communication channel coupled to the RF transceiver subsystem and the antenna subsystem, the optical communication channel for communicating transmit signals from the RF transceiver subsystem to the antenna subsystem and for communicating receive signals from the antenna subsystem to the RF transceiver subsystem.

October 17, 2017 Dell Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,793,815]


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.

October 17, 2017 Dell Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,792,487]


An information handling system includes a three dimensional camera and a processor. The three dimensional camera is configured to capture a three dimensional image. The processor is configured to communicate with the three dimensional camera. The processor to provide the three dimensional image to be displayed on a display screen of the information handling system, to determine three dimensional coordinates for an object within the three dimensional image, and to calculate a dimension of the object based on the three dimensional coordinates.

October 17, 2017 Dell Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,792,455]


An information handling system (IHS) performs security policy enforcement using security policy data maintained in an embedded controller, which operates within a privileged environment. The security policy data identifies security policies established for the IHS. The EC is directly connected to a number of sensors from which the EC receives sensor data and to at least one integrated functional device. The EC determines whether the received sensor data fulfills any trigger condition of a security policy. If the received sensor data does not fulfill any trigger condition of a security policy described by the security policy data, the EC continues to monitor sensors for updated sensor data. However, if the received sensor data fulfills any trigger condition of the security policy, the EC performs a security measure that involves enabling, disabling, or resetting one or more of the at least one integrated functional devices that can be disabled.

October 17, 2017 Dell Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,792,437]


An information handling system includes a processor operable to receive a system management interrupt, and an embedded controller coupled to the processor via a primary interface and via a system management interrupt interface. The embedded controller receives a command to enable address decoding from the processor via the primary interface, sends the system management interrupt via the system management interrupt interface in response to receiving the command, and receives an indication from the processor via the primary interface, the indication including a determination if the processor was operating in a system management mode when the processor sent the command.

October 17, 2017 Dell Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,792,275]


Aspects of the present invention provide a more universal, easy, natural, and vendor-agnostic interface to configure, manage, and/or monitor devices in networks. In embodiments, a user-friendly natural language interface, such as a chat or messaging interface, may be used to "live chat" with one or more devices. In embodiments, a natural language input from a user intended for a target device is received and converted into one or more properly formed commands that are target-specific for the target device and may be executed by the target device. In embodiments, results from the execution of the one or more commands may be appropriately formatted for presentation to the user.

October 17, 2017 Dell Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,792,242]


Aspects of the present invention include a port extender environment using the port extenders to dynamically select a data path. In embodiments of the present invention, each port extender can communicate data traffic to another port extender or to a host receiver. The communication path is selected in the port extender using a hashing system.

October 17, 2017 Dell Inc. issued new U.S. patent [9,792,240]


A method and an information handling system (IHS) selectively configures a peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) device with single or multiple root ability to service various compute node requests. A multi-root aware (MRA) module that manages an MRA switch receives requests for powering on PCIe adapters in respective chassis slot locations. If slot locations of respective PCIe adapters are designated as single root and unshared PCIe device slots, the MRA module provides power to the PCIe adapters and configures the PCIe adapter with single root ability. If slot locations of respective PCIe adapters are designated as multi-root and shared PCIe device slots, and corresponding PCIe adapters are single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV) aware, the MRA module provides power to corresponding PCIe adapters, and configures, using the appropriate device drivers, the PCIe adapters with multi-root ability. The MRA module connects compute nodes via the MRA switch to requested PCIe device functions.


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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