Patents by Inventor Alan Drake

Alan Drake has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11073891
    Abstract: A distributed power management system is configured determine a node power consumption of a node during a first time interval. The system can determine a node power cap. The system can determine a proportional component power budget for a component of the node based, at least in part, on the node power consumption and a component power consumption. The system can determine a power budget for the component for a second time interval based, at least in part on the proportional component power budget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Drake, Guillermo J. Silva, Timothy G. Hallett, Heather L. Hanson, Jordan Keuseman, Charles R. Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Todd J. Rosedahl, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware
  • Publication number: 20190272019
    Abstract: A distributed power management system is configured determine a node power consumption of a node during a first time interval. The system can determine a node power cap. The system can determine a proportional component power budget for a component of the node based, at least in part, on the node power consumption and a component power consumption. The system can determine a power budget for the component for a second time interval based, at least in part on the proportional component power budget.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Alan Drake, Guillermo J. Silva, Timothy G. Hallett, Heather L. Hanson, Jordan Keuseman, Charles R. Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Todd J. Rosedahl, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware
  • Patent number: 10331192
    Abstract: A distributed power management system is configured determine a node power consumption of a node during a first time interval. The system can determine a node power cap. The system can determine a proportional component power budget for a component of the node based, at least in part, on the node power consumption and a component power consumption. The system can determine a power budget for the component for a second time interval based, at least in part on the proportional component power budget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Drake, Guillermo J. Silva, Timothy G. Hallett, Heather L. Hanson, Jordan Keuseman, Charles R. Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Todd J. Rosedahl, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware
  • Publication number: 20180256120
    Abstract: A high contrast instrument, such as a radiopaque portion, can be captured and/or viewed in an image that is acquired with an imaging system, such as with a fluoroscopic imaging system. A statistical model can be used to assist in identifying a possible or probable location of a target. A user may move the instrument coil to the statistically probable location of the target to, for example, perform a procedure or carry out a task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan P. LAHM, Ronald Alan DRAKE, Eric A. SCHILLING, Brian W. SCHOUSEK, Mark W. SHEPLER
  • Patent number: 10063144
    Abstract: A multi-phase buck converter comprises a first comparator, a second comparator and a counter. The first comparator has a first node connected to a first voltage reference and a second node. The second comparator has a first node connected to a second voltage reference and a second node. The second node of the second comparator and the second node of the first comparator are together connected to an input voltage from an active phase of the buck converter. The counter is configured to adjust a number of active phases of the buck converter based on the input voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Alan Drake, Eric Soenen, Alan Roth, Russell Kinder
  • Patent number: 10004467
    Abstract: A high contrast instrument, such as a radiopaque portion, can be captured and/or viewed in an image that is acquired with an imaging system, such as with a fluoroscopic imaging system. A statistical model can be used to assist in identifying a possible or probable location of a target. A user may move the instrument coil to the statistically probable location of the target to, for example, perform a procedure or carry out a task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan P. Lahm, Ronald Alan Drake, Eric A. Schilling, Brian W. Schousek, Mark W. Shepler, Lester O. Stener
  • Patent number: 9979410
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to voltage regulation techniques. In some embodiments, a voltage regulator is configured to regulate an output voltage based on a reference voltage. The voltage regulator comprises an analog-to-digital converter, an encoder, a decoder and a power stage. The analog-to-digital converter receives the reference voltage and an output voltage of the voltage regulator and provides a digital error signal. The encoder is coupled to the analog-to-digital converter output and configured to provide a multi-bit digital control signal based upon a present value of the digital error signal, a plurality of pre-determined coefficients, and a plurality of previous values of the digital error signal. The decoder is coupled to the encoder and configured to generate a plurality of control signals based on the multi-bit digital control signal. The power stage comprises a plurality of power cells which are coupled to a power supply and which receive the plurality of control signals, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ruopeng Wang, Alan Roth, Eric Soenen, Alan Drake
  • Publication number: 20180115242
    Abstract: A multi-phase buck converter comprises a first comparator, a second comparator and a counter. The first comparator has a first node connected to a first voltage reference and a second node. The second comparator has a first node connected to a second voltage reference and a second node. The second node of the second comparator and the second node of the first comparator are together connected to an input voltage from an active phase of the buck converter. The counter is configured to adjust a number of active phases of the buck converter based on the input voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: ALAN DRAKE, ERIC SOENEN, ALAN ROTH, RUSSELL KINDER
  • Patent number: 9849279
    Abstract: A medical apparatus includes an electrically conductive lead for a medical device, the lead having an internal bore terminating at a distal lead opening, and a lead delivery device for delivering the distal end of the lead to a blood vessel during implantation of the lead. The lead delivery device includes a removably anchorable guidewire, and a fixator attached to a distal portion of the guidewire for anchoring the guidewire. The fixator is movable between a compact configuration and an expanded configuration. The fixator is capable of passing through the distal lead opening of the lead in the compact configuration. The fixator is capable of exerting a holding force in the range of about 0.89 to 4.45 N in the lumen of the blood vessel in the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Lindsey Marie Tobin, Andrea Jean Asleson, Steven Lawrence Waldhauser, Scott William Hayden, Kendra Yasger, Ronald Alan Drake
  • Patent number: 9775989
    Abstract: A medical apparatus includes a guidewire and a fixator catheter. The fixator catheter comprises a tubular body with a distal portion and a proximal portion, and further includes a distal opening, a fixator secured to the distal portion, and a body opening arranged between the fixator and the proximal portion. The guidewire passes through the body opening and the distal opening of the fixator catheter. The fixator is movable between a compact configuration and an expanded configuration and, in the expanded condition, is capable of anchoring the guidewire and fixator catheter in a lumen of a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Alan Drake, Lindsey Marie Tobin, Stanten C. Spear, Scott William Hayden, Andrea Jean Asleson, Steven Lawrence Waldhauser, Kendra Yasger
  • Patent number: 9713709
    Abstract: A medical apparatus includes a guidewire and a fixator catheter. The fixator catheter comprises a tubular body with a distal portion and a proximal portion, and further includes a distal opening, a fixator secured to the distal portion, and a body opening arranged between the fixator and the proximal portion. The guidewire passes through the body opening and the distal opening of the fixator catheter. The fixator is movable between a compact configuration and an expanded configuration and, in the expanded condition, is capable of anchoring the guidewire and fixator catheter in a lumen of a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Alan Drake, Lindsey Marie Tobin, Stanten C. Spear, Scott William Hayden, Andrea Jean Asleson, Steven Lawrence Waldhauser, Kendra Yasger
  • Patent number: 9636499
    Abstract: A medical apparatus includes a guidewire and a fixator catheter. The fixator catheter comprises a tubular body with a distal portion and a proximal portion, and further includes a distal opening, a fixator secured to the distal portion, and a body opening arranged between the fixator and the proximal portion. The guidewire passes through the body opening and the distal opening of the fixator catheter. The fixator is movable between a compact configuration and an expanded configuration and, in the expanded condition, is capable of anchoring the guidewire and fixator catheter in a lumen of a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Alan Drake, Stanten C. Spear, Gary Fiedler, Patrick Senarith, Lindsey Marie Tobin
  • Publication number: 20170063231
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to voltage regulation techniques. In some embodiments, a voltage regulator is configured to regulate an output voltage based on a reference voltage. The voltage regulator comprises an analog-to-digital converter, an encoder, a decoder and a power stage. The analog-to-digital converter receives the reference voltage and an output voltage of the voltage regulator and provides a digital error signal. The encoder is coupled to the analog-to-digital converter output and configured to provide a multi-bit digital control signal based upon a present value of the digital error signal, a plurality of pre-determined coefficients, and a plurality of previous values of the digital error signal. The decoder is coupled to the encoder and configured to generate a plurality of control signals based on the multi-bit digital control signal. The power stage comprises a plurality of power cells which are coupled to a power supply and which receive the plurality of control signals, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Ruopeng Wang, Alan Roth, Eric Soenen, Alan Drake
  • Publication number: 20160124486
    Abstract: A distributed power management system is configured determine a node power consumption of a node during a first time interval. The system can determine a node power cap. The system can determine a proportional component power budget for a component of the node based, at least in part, on the node power consumption and a component power consumption. The system can determine a power budget for the component for a second time interval based, at least in part on the proportional component power budget.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Alan Drake, Guillermo J. Silva, Timothy G. Hallett, Heather L. Hanson, Jordan Keuseman, Charles R. Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Todd J. Rosedahl, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware
  • Patent number: 9298247
    Abstract: A distributed power management computer program product is configured to collect power consumption data that indicates power consumption by at least a plurality of the components of a node. The program code can be configured to provide, to each of a plurality of controllers associated with a respective one of the plurality of components, the power consumption data. The program code can be configured to determine a node power consumption. The program code can be configured to determine a power differential as a difference between the node power consumption and an upper power consumption threshold of the node. The program code can be configured to determine a proportion of the node power consumption consumed by a first component. The program code can be configured to compute a local power budget for the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Drake, Guillermo J. Silva, Timothy G. Hallett, Heather L. Hanson, Jordan Keuseman, Charles R. Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Todd J. Rosedahl, Malcom S. Allen-Ware
  • Patent number: 9292074
    Abstract: Embodiments include collecting, from each of a plurality of controllers of a node having a plurality of components, component power consumption. Each of the plurality of controllers is associated with one or more of the components. The component power consumptions are provided to the controllers. A node power consumption for the node is determined based, at least in part, on the component power consumption. The power cap is determined for the plurality of components. A power differential power is determined as a difference between the node power consumption and the power cap for the plurality of components. A proportion of the node power consumption consumed by the component is determined based on the component power consumption of the component. A local power budget is computed for the component based, at least in part, on the power differential and the proportion of the node power consumption consumed by the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Alan Drake, Timothy G. Hallett, Heather L. Hanson, Jordan Keuseman, Charles R. Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Todd J. Rosedahl, Guillermo J. Silva
  • Patent number: 9256273
    Abstract: Embodiments include collecting, from each of a plurality of controllers of a node having a plurality of components, component power consumption. Each of the plurality of controllers is associated with one or more of the components. The component power consumptions are provided to the controllers. A node power consumption for the node is determined based, at least in part, on the component power consumption. The power cap is determined for the plurality of components. A power differential power is determined as a difference between the node power consumption and the power cap for the plurality of components. A proportion of the node power consumption consumed by the component is determined based on the component power consumption of the component. A local power budget is computed for the component based, at least in part, on the power differential and the proportion of the node power consumption consumed by the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Alan Drake, Timothy G. Hallett, Heather L. Hanson, Jordan Keuseman, Charles R. Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Todd J. Rosedahl, Guillermo J. Silva
  • Publication number: 20150305695
    Abstract: A high contrast instrument, such as a radiopaque portion, can be captured and/or viewed in an image that is acquired with an imaging system, such as with a fluoroscopic imaging system. A statistical model can be used to assist in identifying a possible or probable location of a target. A user may move the instrument coil to the statistically probable location of the target to, for example, perform a procedure or carry out a task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan P. LAHM, Ronald Alan Drake, Eric A. Schilling, Brian W. Schousek, Mark W. Shepler, Lester O. Stener
  • Patent number: 9163843
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, an air handler includes a coil and a fan. The air handler also includes an auxiliary heat source having a plurality of heat elements. The auxiliary heat source implements a wear-leveling algorithm to cycle use of the heat elements over multiple auxiliary heat cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Alan Drake, Daniel John Blair
  • Publication number: 20150174394
    Abstract: A medical apparatus includes a guidewire and a fixator catheter. The fixator catheter comprises a tubular body with a distal portion and a proximal portion, and further includes a distal opening, a fixator secured to the distal portion, and a body opening arranged between the fixator and the proximal portion. The guidewire passes through the body opening and the distal opening of the fixator catheter. The fixator is movable between a compact configuration and an expanded configuration and, in the expanded condition, is capable of anchoring the guidewire and fixator catheter in a lumen of a blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald Alan Drake, Lindsey Marie Tobin, Stanten C. Spear, Scott William Hayden, Andrea Jean Asleson, Steven Lawrence Waldhauser, Kendra Yasger