Patents by Inventor Bernard D. Strmiska

Bernard D. Strmiska 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: 11396925
    Abstract: A cable assembly may include a cable communicatively coupling a first information handling resource to a second information handling resource and a cable chain for guiding a routing of the cable, the cable chain comprising a plurality of cable chain links. Each cable chain link may include a plurality of coupling features for rotatably coupling, about an axis, such cable chain link to another cable chain link, one or more limiting features for limiting a rotation of such cable chain link to the other cable chain link, and an opening formed in such cable chain link and configured such that the cable chain has a lengthwise opening along one side of the cable chain which forms a channel for receiving the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Megan Wingfield, Bernard D. Strmiska, Robert B. Curtis, Destin Ray, Matthew Parmlee, Elliot Le, Henry Gomez, William Beck
  • Publication number: 20220159861
    Abstract: A latch to secure an access panel at an enclosure may include a shuttle component including a latch pin. The latch pin is configured to engage with a corresponding receptacle at the enclosure. A spring retracts the latch pin to within the access panel when the access panel is not positioned for installation at the enclosure, and permits the latch pin to protrude from the access panel to mate with the receptacle in response to magnetic attraction by a magnet positioned within the receptacle when the access panel is positioned for installation at the enclosure. The magnetic attraction of the magnet to the latch pin overcomes the force of the spring to retract the latch pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Richard A. Crisp, Bernard D. Strmiska, Brad Philip Collins, Peter Kaltenbach
  • Publication number: 20210246967
    Abstract: A cable assembly may include a cable communicatively coupling a first information handling resource to a second information handling resource and a cable chain for guiding a routing of the cable, the cable chain comprising a plurality of cable chain links. Each cable chain link may include a plurality of coupling features for rotatably coupling, about an axis, such cable chain link to another cable chain link, one or more limiting features for limiting a rotation of such cable chain link to the other cable chain link, and an opening formed in such cable chain link and configured such that the cable chain has a lengthwise opening along one side of the cable chain which forms a channel for receiving the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Megan WINGFIELD, Bernard D. STRMISKA, Robert B. CURTIS, Destin RAY, Matthew PARMLEE, Elliot LE, Henry GOMEZ, William BECK
  • Patent number: 11003613
    Abstract: An Open Compute Project (OCP) module forces an electrical shutdown sequence. The OCP module integrates an eject pull mechanism that has two (2) positions. A retracted position of the two (2) positions is inaccessible from an exterior of an information handling system. A deployed position of the two (2) positions is only accessible from an interior of the information handling system. The eject pull mechanism forces the electrical shutdown sequence prior to moving or transitioning from the retracted position to the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Eduardo Escamilla, Bernard D. Strmiska
  • Publication number: 20210089485
    Abstract: An Open Compute Project (OCP) module forces an electrical shutdown sequence. The OCP module integrates an eject pull mechanism that has two (2) positions. A retracted position of the two (2) positions is inaccessible from an exterior of an information handling system. A deployed position of the two (2) positions is only accessible from an interior of the information handling system. The eject pull mechanism forces the electrical shutdown sequence prior to moving or transitioning from the retracted position to the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Eduardo Escamilla, Bernard D. Strmiska
  • Patent number: 10198047
    Abstract: An information handling system includes an electrical connector to mate with terminals of a data storage device. The system further includes a temperature sensor integrated at the electrical connector. The temperature sensor is arranged to thermally couple to an exterior surface of the data storage device when the data storage device is fully inserted into the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Robert B. Curtis, Chris E. Peterson, Bernard D. Strmiska
  • Patent number: 9927850
    Abstract: A component carrier may include a carrier front wall and a plurality of carrier side walls extending in a substantially parallel orientation to each other from opposite edges of the chassis front wall, and defining a component channel between them. The carrier side walls may include respective guide flanges extending substantially perpendicularly therefrom such that the guide flanges are in a substantially parallel orientation to each other and the guide flanges are oriented relative to the remainder of the component carrier such that when a component is mounted within the component channel to the component carrier, and the guide flanges may define a plane whereby a combined mass on a first side of the plane of the component carrier and the component is approximately equal to a combined mass on a second side of the component carrier and the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Haesung Kwon, Bernard D. Strmiska
  • Patent number: 9893465
    Abstract: A sliding latch release mechanism for a latched cable connector. The sliding latch release mechanism includes a fixed portion which is configured to fit securely around a latched cable connector, the latched cable connector having a latch release mechanism. The sliding latch release further includes a slideable portion which is housed within the fixed portion and is configured to move within a slot on the fixed portion. When slid back and forth, the slideable portion of the latch release mechanism engages the latch of the latched cable connector and releases the latch so the latched cable may be unplugged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Salvador D. Jimenez, III, Corey Dean Hartman, Bernard D. Strmiska
  • Publication number: 20170269644
    Abstract: A component carrier may include a carrier front wall and a plurality of carrier side walls extending in a substantially parallel orientation to each other from opposite edges of the chassis front wall, and defining a component channel between them. The carrier side walls may include respective guide flanges extending substantially perpendicularly therefrom such that the guide flanges are in a substantially parallel orientation to each other and the guide flanges are oriented relative to the remainder of the component carrier such that when a component is mounted within the component channel to the component carrier, and the guide flanges may define a plane whereby a combined mass on a first side of the plane of the component carrier and the component is approximately equal to a combined mass on a second side of the component carrier and the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Haesung Kwon, Bernard D. Strmiska
  • Publication number: 20170229814
    Abstract: A sliding latch release mechanism for a latched cable connector. The sliding latch release mechanism includes a fixed portion which is configured to fit securely around a latched cable connector, the latched cable connector having a latch release mechanism. The sliding latch release further includes a slideable portion which is housed within the fixed portion and is configured to move within a slot on the fixed portion. When slid back and forth, the slideable portion of the latch release mechanism engages the latch of the latched cable connecter and releases the latch so the latched cable may be unplugged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Salvador D. Jimenez, III, Corey Dean Hartman, Bernard D. Strmiska
  • Patent number: 9706675
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a system may include a structural base, a handle mechanically coupled to the structural base, and a cam element mechanically coupled to the handle. The handle may be configured to translate between an open position and a closed position and vice versa relative to the structural base. The cam element may be configured to mechanically couple to a retention structure for retaining the system when the handle is in the closed position and during at least a portion of the translation of the handle, move at least partially in a direction opposite to that of the handle in response to translation of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Corey Dean Hartman, Russell C. Smith, Bernard D. Strmiska, Andrew Lafayette McAnally
  • Publication number: 20170147047
    Abstract: An information handling system includes an electrical connector to mate with terminals of a data storage device. The system further includes a temperature sensor integrated at the electrical connector. The temperature sensor is arranged to thermally couple to an exterior surface of the data storage device when the data storage device is fully inserted into the electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Robert B. Curtis, Chris E. Peterson, Bernard D. Strmiska
  • Patent number: 9483089
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a server rack chassis, an adaptor assembly, and second and third servers. The server rack chassis includes a bay adapted to receive a first server that has a height that is substantially equal to a height of the bay. The adaptor assembly is inserted within the bay and includes first, second, third, and fourth slots to receive servers. The adaptor assembly is substantially the same size and dimension as the first server. The second server is inserted within the first slot of the adaptor assembly, and includes a first communication fabric. The height of the second server is substantially equal to a quarter of the height of the bay. The third server is inserted within the second slot of the adaptor assembly, and includes a second communication fabric. The height of the third server is substantially equal to a quarter of the height of the bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Jean Doglio, Bernard D. Strmiska, Brandon J. Brockelsby, Laurent A. Regimbal, Sandor Farkas, Shawn P. Hoss, Vibora Sim
  • Publication number: 20160064040
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a system may include a structural base, a handle mechanically coupled to the structural base, and a cam element mechanically coupled to the handle. The handle may be configured to translate between an open position and a closed position and vice versa relative to the structural base. The cam element may be configured to mechanically couple to a retention structure for retaining the system when the handle is in the closed position and during at least a portion of the translation of the handle, move at least partially in a direction opposite to that of the handle in response to translation of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Corey Dean Hartman, Russell C. Smith, Bernard D. Strmiska, Andrew Lafayette McAnally
  • Patent number: 9161476
    Abstract: A locking mechanism includes a latch, a handle, a first link, and a second link. The latch to engage with a recess of a server rack chassis, and to lock an adaptor assembly within the server rack chassis. The handle is connected to the latch, and engages and disengages the latch with the recess. The first link includes a first stub. The first link puts the first stub in an up position in response to the handle being in a down position, and puts the first stab in a down position in response to the handle being in an up position. The second link includes a second stub. The second link puts the second stub in a down position in response to the handle being in the down position, and puts the second stub in an up position in response to the handle being in the up position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Jean Doglio, Bernard D. Strmiska, Richard D. Trotta, Vibora Sim
  • Patent number: 9055691
    Abstract: An assembly includes an enclosure and a guide rail. The enclosure includes first and second top portions, first and second side portions, and a bottom portion, and is a single piece of material such that the first top portion, the first side portion, the bottom portion, the second side portion, and the second top portion are continuous portions of the single piece of material. The guide rail is attached to the first and second top portions of the enclosure, to join the first and second top portions together, and to align the assembly within a server rack chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Jean Doglio, Bernard D. Strmiska, Randall T. Smith, Steven J. Zielnicki
  • Publication number: 20150084489
    Abstract: A locking mechanism includes a latch, a handle, a first link, and a second link. The latch to engage with a recess of a server rack chassis, and to lock an adaptor assembly within the server rack chassis. The handle is connected to the latch, and engages and disengages the latch with the recess. The first link includes a first stub. The first link puts the first stub in an up position in response to the handle being in a down position, and puts the first stab in a down position in response to the handle being in an up position. The second link includes a second stub, The second link puts the second stub in a down position in response to the handle being in the down position, and puts the second stub in an up position in response to the handle being in the up position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jean Doglio, Bernard D. Strmiska, Richard D. Trotta, Vibora Sim
  • Patent number: 8915557
    Abstract: A locking mechanism includes a latch, a handle, a first link, and a second link. The latch to engage with a recess of a server rack chassis, and to lock an adaptor assembly within the server rack chassis. The handle is connected to the latch, and engages and disengages the latch with the recess. The first link includes a first stub. The first link puts the first stub in an up position in response to the handle being in a down position, and puts the first stub in a down position in response to the handle being in an up position. The second link includes a second stub. The second link puts the second stub in a down position in response to the handle being in the down position, and puts the second stub in an up position in response to the handle being in the up position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Jean Doglio, Bernard D. Strmiska, Richard D. Trotta, Vibora Sim
  • Patent number: D735209
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard D. Strmiska, Richard A. Crisp, Mark Gilson
  • Patent number: D783623
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard A. Crisp, Bernard D. Strmiska, Mark Gilson, Jared Mockler, Reut Kovetz