Patents by Inventor Albert Vincent Makley

Albert Vincent Makley 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: 10180707
    Abstract: A computing system can include a computing system chassis that includes a front end and a back end; a drive that includes a side that includes a mounting feature; and a drive bay chassis operatively coupled to the computing system chassis where the drive bay chassis includes at least one drive bay accessible via the front end of the computing system chassis, a bracket and a latch operatively coupled to the bracket and disposed between the front end and the back end of the computing system chassis where the bracket moves responsive to contact with the side of the drive during translation of the drive into one of the at least one drive bay to engage the bracket and the mounting feature and wherein the latch is movable to disengage the bracket and the mounting feature for translation of the drive out of the at least one drive bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley, Sean Hilliard
  • Patent number: 9952635
    Abstract: A system can include a base that includes a bracket; a board releasably coupled to the base where the board includes at least one processor; and a stop pivotably coupled to the bracket where the stop includes a pivoted orientation that forms a first clearance between the stop and the board that permits movement of the board with respect to the base by a release distance and a stop orientation that limits movement of the board with respect to the base to a distance less than the release distance. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley
  • Patent number: 9910683
    Abstract: For dynamic application optimization, a method is disclosed that includes detecting, by use of a processor, an altered need for a resource in an executing application, identifying one or more configuration parameters for configuring an operating environment for the application, and applying the one or more configuration parameters in response to detecting the altered need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Young, Marc Richard Pamley, Alan Ladd Painter, Albert Vincent Makley
  • Patent number: 9756756
    Abstract: A drive cage can include a base side and a top side that define altitude of the drive cage; a front end and a back end that define longitude of the drive cage; a lateral side disposed between the front end and the back end and between the base side and the top side; drive bays where each drive bay extends longitudinally; a first wire bundle clip fixed to the top side that extends longitudinally to a free end; and a second wire bundle clip fixed to the lateral side that extends altitudinally to a free end. Such an example may further include a wire bundle clipped to the drive cage via the first wire bundle clip and the second wire bundle clip. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: William Fred Martin-Otto, Timothy Samuel Farrow, Albert Vincent Makley, Marc Richard Pamley
  • Patent number: 9740247
    Abstract: A system can include a chassis; a board operatively coupled to the chassis where the board includes card slots aligned along respective parallel planes and circuitry operatively coupled to the slots; a retainer; and a bracket operatively coupled to the chassis where the bracket includes a guide that guides rotation of the retainer to and translation of the retainer along a plane orthogonal to the parallel planes. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley, Sean Hilliard
  • Patent number: 9632545
    Abstract: An assembly can include a processor; memory accessibly by the processor; a drive tray chassis; a drive tray positioned in the drive tray chassis where the drive tray includes a first side wall, a second side wall, a member coupled to the first side wall and the second side wall that defines a dimension of a first drive bay that extends from the first side wall to the second side wall, and an intermediate member that defines a dimension of a second drive bay that extends from the intermediate member to the second side wall wherein the dimension of the second drive bay is less than the dimension of the first drive bay; and a drive accessible by the processor and positioned in one of the first drive bay and the second drive bay. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley, Sean Hilliard
  • Patent number: 9568963
    Abstract: A system can include a chassis that includes a keeper; a board coupled to the chassis where the board includes a power receipt connector and at least one processor electrically coupled to the power receipt connector; a power supply unit that includes a power supply connector; and a pivotable member coupled to the power supply unit where the pivotable member includes a handle portion and a latch portion that, in a latched orientation, engages the keeper and secures the power supply connector to the power receipt connector. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley, Sean Hilliard, John David Swansey
  • Publication number: 20170017275
    Abstract: A computing system can include a computing system chassis that includes a front end and a back end; a drive that includes a side that includes a mounting feature; and a drive bay chassis operatively coupled to the computing system chassis where the drive bay chassis includes at least one drive bay accessible via the front end of the computing system chassis, a bracket and a latch operatively coupled to the bracket and disposed between the front end and the back end of the computing system chassis where the bracket moves responsive to contact with the side of the drive during translation of the drive into one of the at least one drive bay to engage the bracket and the mounting feature and wherein the latch is movable to disengage the bracket and the mounting feature for translation of the drive out of the at least one drive bay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley, Sean Hilliard
  • Patent number: 9454192
    Abstract: A computing system can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a drive bay chassis that includes opposing side walls that define a width of a drive bay; a drive accessible by the processor and disposed in the drive bay; a biasing mechanism operatively coupled to the drive bay chassis; a movable bracket biased by the biasing mechanism where the bracket includes at least one extension, a first orientation with respect to the drive bay chassis that orients the bracket in a latchable state of the at least one extension with respect to the drive in the drive bay and a second orientation with respect to the drive bay chassis that orients the bracket in an unlatchable state of the at least one extension with respect to the drive in the drive bay. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley, Sean Hilliard
  • Patent number: 9417671
    Abstract: A system can include a housing that includes a first opening and a second opening; a baffle disposed in the housing wherein the baffle defines within the housing a first plenum in fluid communication with the first opening and a second plenum in fluid communication with the second opening; a first processor disposed in the first plenum; and a second processor disposed in the second plenum. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley, Sean Hilliard
  • Patent number: 9417672
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for providing customized thermal control data structures. The default thermal control data structure is typically stored in a first storage device of the IOS module of the information processing system. A custom thermal control data structure is stored on a second storage device that is separately updatable from the first storage device. The thermal cooling module that provides cooling for the information processing system is directed to use the custom thermal control data structure for cooling components of the information processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Marc Richard Pamley, Omar Ali Ali, Cory Allen Chapman, Timothy Samuel Farrow, William Fred Keown, Jr., Albert Vincent Makley, James A. Pfaltzgraff
  • Patent number: 9261923
    Abstract: A system can include a chassis; a board operatively coupled to the chassis where the board includes card slots aligned along respective parallel planes and circuitry operatively coupled to the slots; a processor operatively coupled to the circuitry of the board; memory accessible by the processor; a bracket operatively coupled to the chassis where the bracket includes parallel recesses corresponding to the parallel planes; and a retainer operatively coupled to the bracket where the retainer includes parallel recesses where in an open orientation the parallel recesses of the retainer align with the parallel recesses of the bracket and where in a retention orientation the parallel recesses of the retainer misalign with the parallel recesses of the bracket. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley
  • Patent number: 9152192
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems are disclosed for a power supply adapted to receive power from an outlet, the power input having a property, such as amperage, frequency or voltage. An indicator is provided on the connector to the power cord to indicate a value for the property to the power supply, wherein the power supply adapts to the value for the property. By providing an indication of the property the system is capable of reducing functionality to meet the capabilities of the power supply. A power cord may be provided with a male plug at one end capable of being inserted into a socket with a minimum value for a property, and the other end of the power cord may have a connector with an indicator to identify the minimum value for the power cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: William Fred Martin-Otto, Albert Vincent Makley, Russell Alan Resnick, Timothy Samuel Farrow
  • Publication number: 20150277514
    Abstract: A system can include a chassis; a board operatively coupled to the chassis where the board includes card slots aligned along respective parallel planes and circuitry operatively coupled to the slots; a retainer; and a bracket operatively coupled to the chassis where the bracket includes a guide that guides rotation of the retainer to and translation of the retainer along a plane orthogonal to the parallel planes. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley
  • Publication number: 20150277511
    Abstract: A system can include a chassis; a board operatively coupled to the chassis where the board includes card slots aligned along respective parallel planes and circuitry operatively coupled to the slots; a processor operatively coupled to the circuitry of the board; memory accessible by the processor; a bracket operatively coupled to the chassis where the bracket includes parallel recesses corresponding to the parallel planes; and a retainer operatively coupled to the bracket where the retainer includes parallel recesses where in an open orientation the parallel recesses of the retainer align with the parallel recesses of the bracket and where in a retention orientation the parallel recesses of the retainer misalign with the parallel recesses of the bracket. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley
  • Publication number: 20150277513
    Abstract: A system can include a base that includes a bracket; a board releasably coupled to the base where the board includes at least one processor; and a stop pivotably coupled to the bracket where the stop includes a pivoted orientation that forms a first clearance between the stop and the board that permits movement of the board with respect to the base by a release distance and a stop orientation that limits movement of the board with respect to the base to a distance less than the release distance. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley
  • Publication number: 20150277971
    Abstract: For dynamic application optimization, a method is disclosed that includes detecting, by use of a processor, an altered need for a resource in an executing application, identifying one or more configuration parameters for configuring an operating environment for the application, and applying the one or more configuration parameters in response to detecting the altered need.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: LENOVO (Singapore) PTE, LTD.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Young, III, Marc Richard Pamley, Jr., Alan Ladd Painter, Albert Vincent Makley
  • Publication number: 20150277518
    Abstract: A system can include a housing that includes a first opening and a second opening; a baffle disposed in the housing wherein the baffle defines within the housing a first plenum in fluid communication with the first opening and a second plenum in fluid communication with the second opening; a first processor disposed in the first plenum; and a second processor disposed in the second plenum. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley
  • Publication number: 20150277515
    Abstract: A computing system can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a drive bay chassis that includes opposing side walls that define a width of a drive bay; a drive accessible by the processor and disposed in the drive bay; a biasing mechanism operatively coupled to the drive bay chassis; a movable bracket biased by the biasing mechanism where the bracket includes at least one extension, a first orientation with respect to the drive bay chassis that orients the bracket in a latchable state of the at least one extension with respect to the drive in the drive bay and a second orientation with respect to the drive bay chassis that orients the bracket in an unlatchable state of the at least one extension with respect to the drive in the drive bay. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley
  • Publication number: 20150277510
    Abstract: An assembly can include a processor; memory accessibly by the processor; a drive tray chassis; a drive tray positioned in the drive tray chassis where the drive tray includes a first side wall, a second side wall, a member coupled to the first side wall and the second side wall that defines a dimension of a first drive bay that extends from the first side wall to the second side wall, and an intermediate member that defines a dimension of a second drive bay that extends from the intermediate member to the second side wall wherein the dimension of the second drive bay is less than the dimension of the first drive bay; and a drive accessible by the processor and positioned in one of the first drive bay and the second drive bay. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley