Patent Number: 7,710,075

Title: Apparatus and implementation of a battery in a non volatile memory subsystem

Abstract: The battery apparatus introduced here provides a tool for reliably measuring the run time to empty of a battery used in a network storage server for protection of data during a failure mode. The battery run time to empty can be determined by a management controller based on battery information generated by a controller and received at the management controller. The information received at the management controller includes run time to empty, voltage, current and current battery capacity.

Inventors: Kilbourne, II; Allen J. (Butler, PA), Totolos, Jr.; George (Cranberry Township, PA)

Assignee: Network Appliance, Inc.

International Classification: H02J 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018