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).

  • Publication number: 20140108692
    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: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Jean Doglio, Bernard D. Strmiska, Brandon J. Brockelsby, Laurent A. Regimbal, Sandor Farkas, Shawn P. Hoss, Vibora Sim
  • Publication number: 20140084763
    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: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Jean Doglio, Bernard D. Strmiska, Randall T. Smith, Steven J. Zielnicki
  • Publication number: 20140084764
    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: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Jean Doglio, Bernard D. Strmiska, Richard D. Trotta, Vibora Sim
  • Patent number: 8264830
    Abstract: An apparatus for retaining an expansion card within an information handling system provides a first bracket including a first elongated body defining a first groove for receiving a first edge of an expansion card and wherein the first groove extends in a direction substantially parallel to a motherboard of the information handling system. The apparatus also includes a first base member extending from the first elongated body, wherein the first base member is attachable to the motherboard and a first pivot portion extending from the first elongated body, wherein the first pivot portion is angled upward toward an interior side of the first bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard D. Strmiska, James F. McKinney
  • Patent number: 7876559
    Abstract: A system for managing air flow through a body of an information handling system is disclosed. The disclosure provides a blank including a blank base plate and a blank ridge extending from the blank base plate. The blank base plate may be configured to match an architecture of both a processor socket and a bank of memory chip sockets. The blank may be configured to provide an impedance to air flow substantially similar to a total impedance provided by a processor and associated heat sink disposed in the processor socket and a bank of memory chips disposed in the bank of memory chip sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Hasnain Shabbir, Bernard D. Strmiska
  • Publication number: 20100134989
    Abstract: An apparatus for retaining an expansion card within an information handling system provides a first bracket including a first elongated body defining a first groove for receiving a first edge of an expansion card and wherein the first groove extends in a direction substantially parallel to a motherboard of the information handling system. The apparatus also includes a first base member extending from the first elongated body, wherein the first base member is attachable to the motherboard and a first pivot portion extending from the first elongated body, wherein the first pivot portion is angled upward toward an interior side of the first bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard D. Strmiska, James F. McKinney
  • Publication number: 20100122792
    Abstract: A system for managing air flow through a body of an information handling system is disclosed. The disclosure provides a blank including a blank base plate and a blank ridge extending from the blank base plate. The blank base plate may be configured to match an architecture of both a processor socket and a bank of memory chip sockets. The blank may be configured to provide an impedance to air flow substantially similar to a total impedance provided by a processor and associated heat sink disposed in the processor socket and a bank of memory chips disposed in the bank of memory chip sockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Hasnain Shabbir, Bernard D. Strmiska