Xyratex/Seagate Assigned Patent

Non-volatile fault indication in storage enclosure
By Francis Pelletier on 2017.10.10

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Xyratex Technology Limited, Havant, Great Britain, has been assigned a patent (9,779,006) developed by Davis, David M., Portsmouth, Great Britain, Killen, Odie, Colorado Springs, CO, and Worrall, Alexander C., Waterlooville, Great Britain, for a "non-volatile fault indication in a storage enclosure."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Apparatus and method for providing a non-volatile fault indication in a multi-device storage enclosure. In some embodiments, a storage enclosure includes a plurality of storage devices housed within a storage enclosure housing. A non-volatile display element is arranged to provide a persistent display of fault information relating to a component of the storage enclosure after power is removed from the display element."

The patent application was filed on April 30, 2015 (14/701,219).