Patents by Inventor Andrew Stuart Green

Andrew Stuart 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).

  • Publication number: 20210257005
    Abstract: One or more tape cartridge restraint brackets may be generated. At least one tape cartridge restraint bracket may be positioned in one or more deep slots in a rear portion of the tape library.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Shawn M. Nave, Andrew Stuart Green, Justin Melby
  • Patent number: 8427774
    Abstract: A pass-through mechanism that couples a first linear tape library string to a second linear tape library string is maintained. A first robotic assembly associated with the first linear tape library string places a tape from the first linear tape library string into the pass-through mechanism. The pass-through mechanism moves the tape to a position where the tape can be removed by a second robotic assembly associated with the second linear tape library string. The second robotic assembly removes the tape from the pass-through mechanism and places the tape into the second linear tape library string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Frank Krick, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Patent number: 8422164
    Abstract: A pass-through mechanism that couples a first linear tape library string to a second linear tape library string is maintained. A first robotic assembly associated with the first linear tape library string places a tape from the first linear tape library string into the pass-through mechanism. The pass-through mechanism moves the tape to a position where the tape can be removed by a second robotic assembly associated with the second linear tape library string. The second robotic assembly removes the tape from the pass-through mechanism and places the tape into the second linear tape library string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Frank Krick, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Patent number: 8422165
    Abstract: A pass-through mechanism that couples a first linear tape library string to a second linear tape library string is maintained. A first robotic assembly associated with the first linear tape library string places a tape from the first linear tape library string into the pass-through mechanism. The pass-through mechanism moves the tape to a position where the tape can be removed by a second robotic assembly associated with the second linear tape library string. The second robotic assembly removes the tape from the pass-through mechanism and places the tape into the second linear tape library string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Frank Krick, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Publication number: 20120265334
    Abstract: A pass-through mechanism that couples a first linear tape library string to a second linear tape library string is maintained. A first robotic assembly associated with the first linear tape library string places a tape from the first linear tape library string into the pass-through mechanism. The pass-through mechanism moves the tape to a position where the tape can be removed by a second robotic assembly associated with the second linear tape library string. The second robotic assembly removes the tape from the pass-through mechanism and places the tape into the second linear tape library string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Frank Krick, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Publication number: 20120259453
    Abstract: A pass-through mechanism that couples a first linear tape library string to a second linear tape library string is maintained. A first robotic assembly associated with the first linear tape library string places a tape from the first linear tape library string into the pass-through mechanism. The pass-through mechanism moves the tape to a position where the tape can be removed by a second robotic assembly associated with the second linear tape library string. The second robotic assembly removes the tape from the pass-through mechanism and places the tape into the second linear tape library string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Frank Krick, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Publication number: 20120259454
    Abstract: A pass-through mechanism that couples a first linear tape library string to a second linear tape library string is maintained. A first robotic assembly associated with the first linear tape library string places a tape from the first linear tape library string into the pass-through mechanism. The pass-through mechanism moves the tape to a position where the tape can be removed by a second robotic assembly associated with the second linear tape library string. The second robotic assembly removes the tape from the pass-through mechanism and places the tape into the second linear tape library string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Frank Krick, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Patent number: 8264791
    Abstract: A pass-through mechanism that couples a first linear tape library string to a second linear tape library string is maintained. A first robotic assembly associated with the first linear tape library string places a tape from the first linear tape library string into the pass-through mechanism. The pass-through mechanism moves the tape to a position where the tape can be removed by a second robotic assembly associated with the second linear tape library string. The second robotic assembly removes the tape from the pass-through mechanism and places the tape into the second linear tape library string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Frank Krick, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Publication number: 20120148379
    Abstract: A pass-through mechanism that couples a first linear tape library string to a second linear tape library string is maintained. A first robotic assembly associated with the first linear tape library string places a tape from the first linear tape library string into the pass-through mechanism. The pass-through mechanism moves the tape to a position where the tape can be removed by a second robotic assembly associated with the second linear tape library string. The second robotic assembly removes the tape from the pass-through mechanism and places the tape into the second linear tape library string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Frank Krick, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Patent number: 8139314
    Abstract: A pass-through mechanism that couples a first linear tape library string to a second linear tape library string is maintained. A first robotic assembly associated with the first linear tape library string places a tape from the first linear tape library string into the pass-through mechanism. The pass-through mechanism moves the tape to a position where the tape can be removed by a second robotic assembly associated with the second linear tape library string. The second robotic assembly removes the tape from the pass-through mechanism and places the tape into the second linear tape library string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Frank Krick, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Publication number: 20110224823
    Abstract: A pass-through mechanism that couples a first linear tape library string to a second linear tape library string is maintained. A first robotic assembly associated with the first linear tape library string places a tape from the first linear tape library string into the pass-through mechanism. The pass-through mechanism moves the tape to a position where the tape can be removed by a second robotic assembly associated with the second linear tape library string. The second robotic assembly removes the tape from the pass-through mechanism and places the tape into the second linear tape library string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Frank Krick, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Patent number: 7974040
    Abstract: A pass-through mechanism that couples a first linear tape library string to a second linear tape library string is maintained. A first robotic assembly associated with the first linear tape library string places a tape from the first linear tape library string into the pass-through mechanism. The pass-through mechanism moves the tape to a position where the tape can be removed by a second robotic assembly associated with the second linear tape library string. The second robotic assembly removes the tape from the pass-through mechanism and places the tape into the second linear tape library string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Frank Krick, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Patent number: 7894157
    Abstract: An apparatus to generate a spring force increasing in accordance with a quantity of tape media cartridges stored in a deep slot cell. The apparatus may include a deep slot cell, a biasing element including a torsion spring, and an advancement element. The deep slot cell may store one or more cartridges. The biasing element may generate a spring force toward the front of the deep slot cell such that the spring force generated increases in accordance with a number of cartridges stored in the cell. The advancement element may be positioned to apply the spring force to the cartridges, thereby advancing the cartridges toward the front of the deep slot cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Publication number: 20090213490
    Abstract: A pass-through mechanism that couples a first linear tape library string to a second linear tape library string is maintained. A first robotic assembly associated with the first linear tape library string places a tape from the first linear tape library string into the pass-through mechanism. The pass-through mechanism moves the tape to a position where the tape can be removed by a second robotic assembly associated with the second linear tape library string. The second robotic assembly removes the tape from the pass-through mechanism and places the tape into the second linear tape library string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Frank Krick, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Publication number: 20090040653
    Abstract: An apparatus to generate a spring force increasing in accordance with a quantity of tape media cartridges stored in a deep slot cell. The apparatus may include a deep slot cell, a biasing element including a torsion spring, and an advancement element. The deep slot cell may store one or more cartridges. The biasing element may generate a spring force toward the front of the deep slot cell such that the spring force generated increases in accordance with a number of cartridges stored in the cell. The advancement element may be positioned to apply the spring force to the cartridges, thereby advancing the cartridges toward the front of the deep slot cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Shawn Michael Nave, Raymond Yardy
  • Publication number: 20080089190
    Abstract: An automated data storage library, employing storage shelves and data storage drives arranged to “X” and “Y” directions on both sides of an “X” axis, has a plurality of robot accessors configured to move in the “X” direction along one or more “X” rail(s) in separate paths. The robot accessors each have gripper apparatus movable in the “Y” direction and configured to access the storage shelves and the data storage drive(s) in the “Z” direction. The gripper apparatus is configured to pivot about an axis of the robot accessor away from the “Z” direction to provide clearance of the gripper apparatus in the “Z” direction with respect to another robot accessor such that the at least two robot accessors may pass each other in the “X” direction. The gripper may pivot between the “Z” direction and substantially the “Y” direction, or between the “Z” direction and substantially the “X” direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Andrew Stuart Green, Thomas William Haberman, Shawn Michael Nave