Patents by Inventor Andrew Douglas Delano

Andrew Douglas Delano 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).

  • Publication number: 20210120698
    Abstract: A thermal component has a shield portion and a heat exchanger portion. The shield portion includes a plurality of cells adapted to inhibit radio radiation (RF) having a frequency within a target frequency range, while the heat exchanger portion includes a plurality of elongated channels, each one of the elongated channels being physically connected to and in fluid communication with at least one corresponding cell of the plurality of cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Rob HUALA, Nanqiang ZHU, Donovan D. VAN SLEET, Aaron Ray PAFF, Andrew Douglas DELANO, Patrick Stephen JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20210001539
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an impeller for a thermal management device includes partially curing a curable liquid in a curable liquid bath to form a first stage rotor, removing the first stage rotor from the curable liquid bath, the first stage rotor having excess curable liquid on a surface thereof, rotating the first stage rotor to displace the excess curable liquid radially outward from a rotational axis to compensate for imbalances in the first stage rotor, and fully curing the first stage rotor and at least a portion of the excess curable liquid to produce a second stage rotor that is more rotationally balanced than the first stage rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Lincoln Matthew GHIONI, Robert Ullman MYERS, Bo DAN, Andrew Douglas DELANO
  • Patent number: 10798848
    Abstract: Thermal management systems are described herein. A thermal management system includes components of a computing device. The computing device includes a heat generating component and a heat spreader physically connected to the heat generating component. The heat spreader includes a first surface and a second surface. The second surface is closer to the heat generating component than the first surface is to the heat generating component. The computing device also includes a layer of phase change material on at least a portion of the first surface, the second surface, or the first surface and the second surface of the heat spreader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Douglas Delano, Gregory Allen Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20200191499
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a thermal management device includes radiantly heating an unsealed chamber of the thermal management device that is filled with a working fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew Douglas DELANO
  • Patent number: 10678314
    Abstract: Optimized charging of a battery of a computing device is provided. The computing device includes a dynamic phase change device. The dynamic phase change device includes a wick structure with a valve. The valve is operable to regulate a working fluid of the dynamic phase change device based on a position of the valve. The computing device also includes a battery physically connected to and in thermal communication with the dynamic phase change device, and a sensor operable to determine a temperature of the battery. The computing device includes a first heat generating component physically and thermally connected to the dynamic phase change device. The first heat generating component or a second heat generating component is configured to compare the determined temperature to a predetermined temperature and control the valve based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chau Van Ho, Lawrence David Azzano, David Otto Whitt, III, Andrew Douglas Delano, Lincoln Ghioni
  • Patent number: 10656688
    Abstract: Thermal management systems and corresponding use methods are described herein. A thermal management system includes components of a computing device. The computing device includes a housing. The housing includes an outer surface and an inner surface. The computing device also includes a heat generating component supported by the housing. The computing device includes a phase change device adjacent or physically connected to the heat generating component. The phase change device includes a first side and a second side. The first side is closer to the heat generating component than the second side. The second side is opposite the first side. The phase change device is compressible, such that when a force is applied to the outer surface of the housing, the inner surface of the housing flexes towards the second side of the phase change device and the phase change device is compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David William Voth, Andrew Douglas Delano
  • Patent number: 10649506
    Abstract: Thermal management systems and corresponding use methods are described herein. A thermal management system includes a thermal dock operable to cool a computing device in physical contact with the thermal dock. The thermal dock includes a housing, a first thermal management device supported by the housing, and a second thermal management device physically connected to the first thermal management device. The first thermal management device is a different type of thermal management device than the second thermal management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Jedd Perry, Andrew Douglas Delano, David William Voth
  • Patent number: 10503220
    Abstract: Fan assemblies included within a computing device are described herein. The computing device includes a housing, a heat generating component supported within the housing, and a fan assembly. The fan assembly is operable to move heat generated by the heat generating component out of the housing. The fan assembly is supported within the housing. The fan assembly includes a shaft and a plurality of discs positioned along and fixed to the shaft. The shaft and the plurality of discs are rotatable relative to the housing about an axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Douglas Delano, Eric Paul Witt, Karsten Aagaard, Jason Scott Watts
  • Patent number: 10488873
    Abstract: Techniques for monitoring surface temperature of devices are described. Generally, surface temperature of devices is monitored and controlled to prevent user discomfort and/or injury that may result from user contact with an excessively heated surface. In at least some embodiments, temperature of an external surface of the device is indirectly monitored. For instance, a temperature sensor is positioned at an internal location in a device that has a known temperature relationship to a temperature of an external surface of the device. Alternatively or additionally, a temperature of an external surface of a device may be directly detected. In at least some embodiments, when a temperature of an external surface of a device is determined to reach or exceed a threshold temperature, procedures can be implemented to reduce the temperature of the external surface and/or prevent further heating of the external surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Douglas Delano, Timothy Jakoboski, Ying Huang
  • Publication number: 20190354148
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to heat transfer devices comprising a vapor chamber and a flexible hinge. One disclosed example provides an electronic device comprising a first portion and a second portion connected by a hinge region, and a vapor chamber extending from the first portion to the second portion across the hinge region, the vapor chamber comprising a first layer comprising titanium, a second layer comprising titanium joined to the first layer to form the vapor chamber, a working fluid within the vapor chamber, and a third layer comprising titanium positioned between the first layer and the second layer, the third layer comprising one or more features configured to conduct the working fluid via capillary action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Douglas DELANO, Erin Elizabeth HURBI, Lincoln Matthew GHIONI
  • Publication number: 20190346895
    Abstract: Optimized charging of a battery of a computing device is provided. The computing device includes a dynamic phase change device. The dynamic phase change device includes a wick structure with a valve. The valve is operable to regulate a working fluid of the dynamic phase change device based on a position of the valve. The computing device also includes a battery physically connected to and in thermal communication with the dynamic phase change device, and a sensor operable to determine a temperature of the battery. The computing device includes a first heat generating component physically and thermally connected to the dynamic phase change device. The first heat generating component or a second heat generating component is configured to compare the determined temperature to a predetermined temperature and control the valve based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Chau Van Ho, Lawrence David Azzano, David Otto Whitt, III, Andrew Douglas Delano, Lincoln Ghioni
  • Publication number: 20190339750
    Abstract: Thermal management systems and corresponding use methods are described herein. A thermal management system includes a thermal dock operable to cool a computing device in physical contact with the thermal dock. The thermal dock includes a housing, a first thermal management device supported by the housing, and a second thermal management device physically connected to the first thermal management device. The first thermal management device is a different type of thermal management device than the second thermal management device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kabir SIDDIQUI, Jedd PERRY, Andrew Douglas DELANO, David William VOTH
  • Patent number: 10451356
    Abstract: A lost wax cast vapor chamber device is provided. Once a mesh is produced, a meltable core is formed from a meltable core material with the mesh positioned at least partially inside the core. Over the meltable core a metallic layer is formed, at least partially surrounding the meltable core. A chamber formed by the metallic layer is exposed by melting the meltable core to cause it to be removed from an internal void of the chamber, the internal void encapsulating the mesh. The melted material from the meltable core flows out an opening on at least one surface of the chamber. Subsequently, the internal void is filled at least partially with a working fluid and the opening is closed. The mesh supports the surfaces of the chamber against deformation under the vacuum of the internal void. Movement of working fluid by capillary action is facilitated by the mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Taylor Stellman, Kurt Allen Jenkins, Lincoln M. Ghioni, Andrew Douglas Delano
  • Patent number: 10429908
    Abstract: Thermal management systems are described herein. A thermal management system includes components of a computing device. The computing device includes a housing. The housing includes an inner surface. A portion of the inner surface of the housing has a first emissivity. The computing device also includes a thermal management device positioned within the housing, at a distance from the portion of the inner surface of the housing. The thermal management device includes an outer surface. The outer surface of the thermal management device includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion of the outer surface of the thermal management device has a second emissivity, and the second portion of the outer surface of the thermal management device has a third emissivity. The second emissivity is greater than the third emissivity, and the first emissivity is substantially the same as the second emissivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Douglas Delano, Aaron Albert Oro, Kanth Kurumaddali
  • Patent number: 10386898
    Abstract: Thermal management systems and corresponding use methods are described herein. A thermal management system includes a thermal dock operable to cool a computing device in physical contact with the thermal dock. The thermal dock includes a housing, a first thermal management device supported by the housing, and a second thermal management device physically connected to the first thermal management device. The first thermal management device is a different type of thermal management device than the second thermal management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Jedd Perry, Andrew Douglas Delano, David William Voth
  • Patent number: 10248172
    Abstract: A spectrally selective radiation emission device is described. In one or more implementations, an apparatus includes a housing, one or more electrical components disposed within the housing, and a spectrally selective radiation emission device. The one or more electrical components are configured to generate heat during operation. The spectrally selective radiation emission device is disposed on the housing and configured to emit radiation when heated by the one or more electrical components at one or more wavelengths of electromagnetic energy and reflect radiation at one or more other wavelengths of electromagnetic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Douglas Delano, Timothy Allen Jakoboski
  • Publication number: 20190004576
    Abstract: Computing devices, thermal management devices, and corresponding use methods are described herein. A computing device includes a housing, an electronic component supported by the housing, and a heat spreader physically connected to the electronic component. The heat spreader includes an adjustable part that is adjustable between a first state and a second state. Heat generated by the electronic component flows through the adjustable part when the adjustable part is in the first state, and the adjustable part is operable to redirect at least a portion of the heat when the adjustable part is in the second state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Chau Van Ho, David Otto Whitt, III, Andrew Douglas Delano, Bharath Nagendran
  • Publication number: 20180321720
    Abstract: Thermal management devices and systems, and corresponding manufacturing methods are described herein. A thermal management device includes a plate having a first surface. The first surface partially defines a chamber of the thermal management device. The thermal management device also includes capillary features disposed on the plate, and walls having a first end and a second end. The walls are disposed on the plate and extend away from the first surface of the plate, at the first end, to the second end. The walls partially define the chamber of the thermal management device. The thermal management device also includes a layer of material disposed on the walls, at the second end of the wall. The layer of material partially defines the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Kurt Jenkins, Andrew Douglas Delano, Lincoln Ghioni, Jeffrey Taylor Stellman
  • Publication number: 20180239404
    Abstract: Thermal management systems and corresponding use methods are described herein. A thermal management system includes a thermal dock operable to cool a computing device in physical contact with the thermal dock. The thermal dock includes a housing, a first thermal management device supported by the housing, and a second thermal management device physically connected to the first thermal management device. The first thermal management device is a different type of thermal management device than the second thermal management device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Jedd Perry, Andrew Douglas Delano, David William Voth
  • Patent number: 10054995
    Abstract: Thermal management devices and systems, and corresponding manufacturing methods are described herein. A thermal management device includes a plate having a first surface. The first surface partially defines a chamber of the thermal management device. The thermal management device also includes capillary features disposed on the plate, and walls having a first end and a second end. The walls are disposed on the plate and extend away from the first surface of the plate, at the first end, to the second end. The walls partially define the chamber of the thermal management device. The thermal management device also includes a layer of material disposed on the walls, at the second end of the wall. The layer of material partially defines the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Jenkins, Andrew Douglas Delano, Lincoln Ghioni, Jeffrey Taylor Stellman