Patents by Inventor Andrew S. Green

Andrew S. Green 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: 10566029
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes inserting a data storage cartridge into an opening in a housing, the housing having a retention tab in the housing for engaging with a notch of the data storage cartridge for retaining the data storage cartridge in the housing. The retention tab has a texture. The texture of the retention tab is configured to reduce a force necessary for removing the data storage cartridge from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Andrew S. Green, Shawn M. Nave
  • Patent number: 9918402
    Abstract: A storage cell according to one embodiment includes a housing for storing a data storage cartridge, an opening in said housing for inserting and removing a data storage cartridge, and a retention tab in said housing for engaging with a notch of said data storage cartridge for retaining said data storage cartridge in said housing. The retention tab has a texture, the texture being configured to reduce a force necessary for inserting and/or removing said data storage cartridge from said storage cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Andrew S. Green, Shawn M. Nave
  • Publication number: 20180054910
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes inserting a data storage cartridge into an opening in a housing, the housing having a retention tab in the housing for engaging with a notch of the data storage cartridge for retaining the data storage cartridge in the housing. The retention tab has a texture. The texture of the retention tab is configured to reduce a force necessary for removing the data storage cartridge from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Andrew S. Green, Shawn M. Nave
  • Publication number: 20160255743
    Abstract: A storage cell according to one embodiment includes a housing for storing a data storage cartridge, an opening in said housing for inserting and removing a data storage cartridge, and a retention tab in said housing for engaging with a notch of said data storage cartridge for retaining said data storage cartridge in said housing. The retention tab has a texture, the texture being configured to reduce a force necessary for inserting and/or removing said data storage cartridge from said storage cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Andrew S. Green, Shawn M. Nave
  • Publication number: 20160255742
    Abstract: An automated data storage library for data storage cartridges, according to one embodiment, includes an array of storage cells for storing data storage cartridges. Each storage cell includes a housing for storing a data storage cartridge, an opening in the housing for inserting and removing a data storage cartridge, and a retention tab in the housing for engaging with a notch of the data storage cartridge for retaining the data storage cartridge in the housing. The retention tab is textured for reducing a contact surface between the retention tab and the notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Andrew S. Green, Shawn M. Nave
  • Patent number: 9390730
    Abstract: Described are embodiments of an invention for a textured interface between a notch of a data storage cartridge and a retention tab of a storage cell. The textured surface reduces the contact surface between the retention tab and the notch of the data storage cartridge. The reduced contact surface between the retention tab and notch of the data storage cartridge reduces the amount of friction between the retention tab and the notch of the data storage cartridge. The data storage cartridge can thus be removed from the storage cell with less force than that required by the prior art having a generally smooth interface between the notch of the data storage cartridge and the retention tab of the storage cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Andrew S. Green, Shawn M. Nave
  • Patent number: 9355652
    Abstract: Described are embodiments of an invention for a textured interface between a notch of a data storage cartridge and a retention tab of a storage cell. The textured surface reduces the contact surface between the retention tab and the notch of the data storage cartridge. The reduced contact surface between the retention tab and notch of the data storage cartridge reduces the amount of friction between the retention tab and the notch of the data storage cartridge. The data storage cartridge can thus be removed from the storage cell with less force than that required by the prior art having a generally smooth interface between the notch of the data storage cartridge and the retention tab of the storage cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Andrew S. Green, Shawn M. Nave
  • Publication number: 20160012830
    Abstract: Described are embodiments of an invention for a textured interface between a notch of a data storage cartridge and a retention tab of a storage cell. The textured surface reduces the contact surface between the retention tab and the notch of the data storage cartridge. The reduced contact surface between the retention tab and notch of the data storage cartridge reduces the amount of friction between the retention tab and the notch of the data storage cartridge. The data storage cartridge can thus be removed from the storage cell with less force than that required by the prior art having a generally smooth interface between the notch of the data storage cartridge and the retention tab of the storage cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Andrew S. Green, Shawn M. Nave
  • Patent number: 9039486
    Abstract: Described are embodiments of an invention for a method and a tool to produce a textured surface on the retention tab of a storage cell. The tool has a form that fits within the storage cell. The form has a hard material with a hard surface with contacts a surface of the retention tab within the storage cell. The movement of the hard surface across the surface of the retention tab produces a textured surface on the retention tab. The textured interface between a notch of a data storage cartridge and a retention tab of a storage cell provides a consistent and low friction force that retains the data storage cartridge within the cell but allows the accessor to easily remove the data storage cartridge when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Andrew S. Green, Shawn M. Nave
  • Publication number: 20140069250
    Abstract: Described are embodiments of an invention for a method and a tool to produce a textured surface on the retention tab of a storage cell. The tool has a form that fits within the storage cell. The form has a hard material with a hard surface with contacts a surface of the retention tab within the storage cell. The movement of the hard surface across the surface of the retention tab produces a textured surface on the retention tab. The textured interface between a notch of a data storage cartridge and a retention tab of a storage cell provides a consistent and low friction force that retains the data storage cartridge within the cell but allows the accessor to easily remove the data storage cartridge when needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Andrew S. Green, Shawn M. Nave
  • Publication number: 20140071609
    Abstract: Described are embodiments of an invention for a textured interface between a notch of a data storage cartridge and a retention tab of a storage cell. The textured surface reduces the contact surface between the retention tab and the notch of the data storage cartridge. The reduced contact surface between the retention tab and notch of the data storage cartridge reduces the amount of friction between the retention tab and the notch of the data storage cartridge. The data storage cartridge can thus be removed from the storage cell with less force than that required by the prior art having a generally smooth interface between the notch of the data storage cartridge and the retention tab of the storage cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Andrew S. Green, Shawn M. Nave
  • Patent number: 4835690
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance or other diagnostic imaging scanner (A) is connected with an image reconstruction module (B) for reconstructing diagnostic images. An integrated expert system (C) selects scan parameter settings for conducting the scan such that utility of the image is optimized for the intended diagnosis. A keyboard (12) receives subject and intended diagnostic application data such as the age of the patient, the region of the patient to be imaged, the anticipated size of the lesion, and the like. A first expert system (10) derives appropriate constraints on values for each performance index and priorities for each performance index from the subject and intended application data. The performance indices include contrast, resolution, scan suration, and the like. A scan parameter estimator look-up table (14) is addressed by the performance index constraints and priorities and retrieves corresponding estimated scan parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Picker International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond E. Gangarosa, Edward A. Patrick, James M. Fattu, Andrew S. Green