Patents by Inventor Bruce Imsand

Bruce Imsand 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: 8111514
    Abstract: A removable hard drive magazine for a computer with improved thermal performance has been developed. The invention includes a hot pluggable magazine module for organizing multiple hard drives in a computer that includes multiple of hard drives and a sleeve with a plurality of rail slots in the side of the sleeve. A slide rail is attached to the side of each hard drive, where the slide rail is inserted into a rail slot of the sleeve so that the slide rail is exposed externally to the sleeve and is in contact with a thermally conductive elastomeric coupler. A hard drive receptacle that is mounted in the computer is included. The receptacle includes guide slots that mate with the exposed slide rails of the hard drives. A heat sink is mounted on the receptacle that receives heat transferred from the plurality of hard drives through the thermally conductive elastomeric coupler. Finally, a backplane located in rear of the hard drive receptacle, where the backplane attaches the module to the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: MaxVision Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Imsand
  • Patent number: 7679943
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for providing an uninterruptible power supply for an electronic device. The apparatus includes an AC-to-DC power supply that receives an external AC voltage supply and outputs a DC voltage to the electronic device. The power supply includes a bridge rectifier that rectifies the AC voltage from the external AC voltage supply, a boost power factor correction (PFC) converter that boosts the rectified voltage, and a line isolated DC-to-DC converter that changes the boosted voltage to the operating voltage range of the electronic device. The apparatus also includes an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) subsystem that contains, a controller that monitors the external AC voltage supply for interruptions, and a high voltage isolated DC-to-DC (HVDC) converter that supplies high voltage DC power directly to the PFC converter if the controller detects an interruption in the external AC voltage supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: MaxVision Corporation
    Inventors: Greg O'Bryant, Erik S. Bahl, Bruce Imsand
  • Publication number: 20090273898
    Abstract: A removable hard drive magazine for a computer with improved thermal performance has been developed. The invention includes a hot pluggable magazine module for organizing multiple hard drives in a computer that includes multiple of hard drives and a sleeve with a plurality of rail slots in the side of the sleeve. A slide rail is attached to the side of each hard drive, where the slide rail is inserted into a rail slot of the sleeve so that the slide rail is exposed externally to the sleeve and is in contact with a thermally conductive elastomeric coupler. A hard drive receptacle that is mounted in the computer is included. The receptacle includes guide slots that mate with the exposed slide rails of the hard drives. A heat sink is mounted on the receptacle that receives heat transferred from the plurality of hard drives through the thermally conductive elastomeric coupler. Finally, a backplane located in rear of the hard drive receptacle, where the backplane attaches the module to the computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Max Vision Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Imsand
  • Patent number: 7542295
    Abstract: A removable module for grouping hard drives for a computer has been developed. The module includes multiple hard drives that have a slide rail attached on the side of each drive. The drive are inserted into a sleeve that has rail slots in its side which receive the slide rails of each drive so that the slide rails extend to the exterior of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: MaxVision Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Imsand
  • Publication number: 20080285221
    Abstract: A space efficient, portable computer unit has been developed. The computer unit includes a unit case that is generally cubic shaped and a cooling system. The cooling system includes multiple exhaust fan mounted on the rear of the unit case and a filter mounted on the front of the unit case. The exhaust fan draws cooling air from the exterior of the unit case through the filter. The internal computer components are mounted inside the unit case, so that each internal computer component is arranged to receive cooling air directly from the filter and avoid heat stacking of the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Bruce Imsand, Greg O'Bryant
  • Publication number: 20080164761
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for providing an uninterruptible power supply for an electronic device. The apparatus includes an AC-to-DC power supply that receives an external AC voltage supply and outputs a DC voltage to the electronic device. The power supply includes a bridge rectifier that rectifies the AC voltage from the external AC voltage supply, a boost power factor correction (PFC) converter that boosts the rectified voltage, and a line isolated DC-to-DC converter that changes the boosted voltage to the operating voltage range of the electronic device. The apparatus also includes an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) subsystem that contains, a controller that monitors the external AC voltage supply for interruptions, and a high voltage isolated DC-to-DC (HVDC) converter that supplies high voltage DC power directly to the PFC converter if the controller detects an interruption in the external AC voltage supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Greg O'Bryant, Erik S. Bahl, Bruce Imsand
  • Publication number: 20070247802
    Abstract: A removable module for grouping hard drives for a computer has been developed. The module includes multiple hard drives that have a slide rail attached on the side of each drive. The drive are inserted into a sleeve that has rail slots in its side which receive the slide rails of each drive so that the slide rails extend to the exterior of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventor: Bruce Imsand
  • Patent number: 7035093
    Abstract: A high performance workstation computer to be portable without any performance limitations has been developed. The portable computer includes a computer unit, a protective case, and a protective cover. The computer unit is mounted in the protective case and may be removed if the user desires. The protective cover attaches to the protective case and it contains the accessories for the computer unit. A footing mechanism is also attached to the bottom of the protective case. It may be adjusted to properly orient the screen of the computer unit when it is operated from the protective case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: MaxVision Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Imsand
  • Publication number: 20060067040
    Abstract: A portable computer with multiple flat panel display screens has been developed. The portable computer includes a computer unit with a multiple flat panel display screens, a protective case that holds the computer unit, and a protective cover for the protective case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventor: Bruce Imsand
  • Publication number: 20060061952
    Abstract: A high performance workstation computer to be portable without any performance limitations has been developed. The portable computer includes a computer unit, a protective case, and a protective cover. The computer unit is mounted in the protective case and may be removed if the user desires. The protective cover attaches to the protective case and it contains the accessories for the computer unit. A footing mechanism is also attached to the bottom of the protective case. It may be adjusted to properly orient the screen of the computer unit when it is operated from the protective case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventor: Bruce Imsand
  • Patent number: 7002793
    Abstract: A portable workstation computer is disclosed. The computer includes a display assembly adapted to be mounted between a frontal concave member and a rearward concave member. A keyboard, mouse, and accessories may be stored in the frontal concave member. Processing, memory, and storage components are housed in the rearward concave member. The display assembly may be interposed between the frontal concave member and the rearward concave member in a briefcase configuration, forming a casing for the computer. A dual display embodiment is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: MaxVision, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Imsand
  • Publication number: 20040218353
    Abstract: A high performance workstation computer to be portable without any performance limitations has been developed. The portable computer includes a computer unit, a protective case, and a protective cover. The computer unit is mounted in the protective case and may be removed if the user desires. The protective cover attaches to the protective case and it contains the accessories for the computer unit. A footing mechanism is also attached to the bottom of the protective case. It may be adjusted to properly orient the screen of the computer unit when it is operated from the protective case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventor: Bruce Imsand
  • Publication number: 20040085718
    Abstract: A portable workstation computer is disclosed. The computer includes a display assembly adapted to be mounted between a frontal concave member and a rearward concave member. A keyboard, mouse, and accessories may be stored in the frontal concave member. Processing, memory, and storage components are housed in the rearward concave member. The display assembly may be interposed between the frontal concave member and the rearward concave member in a briefcase configuration, forming a casing for the computer. A dual display embodiment is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: Bruce Imsand
  • Patent number: 6654235
    Abstract: A portable workstation computer is disclosed. The computer includes a display assembly adapted to be mounted between a frontal concave member and a rearward concave member. A keyboard, mouse, and accessories may be stored in the frontal concave member. Processing, memory, and storage components are housed in the rearward concave member. The display assembly may be interposed between the frontal concave member and the rearward concave member in a briefcase configuration, forming a casing for the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Bruce Imsand