Patents by Inventor Camillo Sassano

Camillo Sassano 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: 9668369
    Abstract: A collapsible enclosure cover for facilitating air flow for an enclosure having a collapsible frame with a first guide rail having a mounting bracket and an elongated member. The collapsible frame also has a second guide rail having a mounting bracket and an elongated member. The collapsible frame also has a plurality of poles extending from the first guide rail to the second guide rail that swivel around the elongated members. The collapsible enclosure cover also has a fabric portion connected to and disposed over the plurality of poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, Camillo Sassano, Joni E. Saylor, Kevin L. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20170118876
    Abstract: A configurable door panel cover includes a first face of a first door that is perforated and includes one or more attachment points, which one or more configurable panels may attach to. The configurable door panel cover includes a fastener assembly that includes at least one fastener that attaches to the configurable door panel cover, and a spacing mechanism. The spacing mechanism attaches to the fastener that is attached to the configurable door panel cover and to one of the one or more attachment points on the first face of the first door. The spacing mechanism attaches the first configurable door panel cover at a first orientation that includes a first angle between the configurable door panel cover and the first spacing mechanism. The fastener assembly may be rotated to the configurable door panel cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Paula Besterman, Aaron R. Cox, Camillo Sassano, Kevin L. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9618984
    Abstract: An electromagnetic (EMC) shielding system includes a bezel and a sleeve. The bezel includes an exterior opening aligned with an accessible computer enclosure component. The sleeve includes a shoulder portion in contact with the exterior of the bezel, a flange portion protruding into the interior of the bezel through the exterior opening, and a tunnel portion extending through the shoulder portion and flange portion. The accessible computer enclosure component generally is positioned within the tunnel portion. An EMC shielding method includes inserting the sleeve into an exterior opening of the computer enclosure bezel and installing the bezel to a computer enclosure such that the accessible component is positioned within the tunnel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew A. Butterbaugh, Eric A. Eckberg, Camillo Sassano, Kevin L. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9609781
    Abstract: A split chassis with a floating midplane carrier is provided. The split chassis is a modular electronic chassis which includes a first chassis section and a midplane carrier floatingly mounted to the first chassis section. The modular electronic chassis further includes a second chassis section mounted to the first chassis section, with the midplane carrier mounted between the first chassis section and the second chassis section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Glenn E. Myrto, Daniel P. Kelaher, Camillo Sassano, John P. Scavuzzo, Timothy M. Wiwel, Paul A. Wormsbecher
  • Patent number: 9603273
    Abstract: A mount for mounting a door to rack includes a rack including a first pair of vertically-extending supports, each support including an array of openings; a first mount coupled to the rack at a first position thereon, the first mount including: a first plate extending between the first pair of vertically-extending supports and including a first end and a second end, and a first hinge arm adjustably coupled with the first plate; a second mount coupled to the rack at a second position located below the first position, the second mount including: a second plate extending between the first pair of vertically-extending supports and including a first end and a second end, and a second hinge arm adjustably coupled with the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, Jason E. Minyard, Camillo Sassano, Joni E. Saylor
  • Patent number: 9591784
    Abstract: A chassis for mounting sub-rack modular units is disclosed that includes a frame defining a forward opening through which modular units are inserted to attach to the frame, a first backplane attached to the frame and that operates to provide a first functionality to one or more attached modular units that are coupled to connectors of the first backplane, and a second backplane attached to the frame and that operates to provide a second functionality to one or more attached modular units that are coupled to connectors of the second backplane, wherein the second functionality is different than the first functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew A. Butterbaugh, Eric A. Eckberg, Camillo Sassano, Kevin L. Schultz, George W. Van Leeuwen
  • Publication number: 20170064858
    Abstract: A rack system for mounting a plurality of computing components includes an inner cabinet, and an outer cabinet adjustably coupled to the inner cabinet. The outer cabinet is selectively movable laterally over the inner cabinet to promote flexibility in configuring the plurality of computing components within the inner cabinet in three dimensional space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron R. COX, Jason E. MINYARD, Camillo SASSANO, Kevin L. SCHULTZ
  • Patent number: 9549480
    Abstract: A configurable door panel cover includes a first face of a first door that is perforated and includes one or more attachment points, which one or more configurable panels may attach to. The configurable door panel cover includes a fastener assembly that includes at least one fastener that attaches to the configurable door panel cover, and a spacing mechanism. The spacing mechanism attaches to the fastener that is attached to the configurable door panel cover and to one of the one or more attachment points on the first face of the first door. The spacing mechanism attaches the first configurable door panel cover at a first orientation that includes a first angle between the configurable door panel cover and the first spacing mechanism. The fastener assembly may be rotated to the configurable door panel cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paula Besterman, Aaron R. Cox, Camillo Sassano, Kevin L. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9521769
    Abstract: A latch apparatus is provided with a dual action mechanism that can either pivot a cam hook from a first side of the apparatus for securing a sub-chassis into a chassis of laterally extend a component lock from a second side of the apparatus for securing a component within the sub-chassis. A single rotary actuator may be rotated in a first rotational direction to pivot the cam hook to an extended position and move the component lock to a retracted position, and rotated in a second rotational direction to pivot the cam hook to a retracted position and move the component lock to an extended position. The latch apparatus may include one or more of the dual action mechanisms actuated by the single actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven E. Howell, Michael I. McGregor, Camillo Sassano, Jared E. Schott
  • Patent number: 9497871
    Abstract: Modular elements removable from enclosures and employing cams forming detent features with latches are disclosed. A modular element may include a chassis body supporting electronic components. The modular element is removable from or secured to an enclosure using a latch. The latch may engage the enclosure and may remain engaged with the enclosure by being secured by interfacing with a cam. By forming the cam with a predetermined shape, a detent feature may be established with the latch to secure the latch and maintain the modular element locked to the enclosure. The latch may be disengaged from the cam by applying a disengagement motion to the cam and allow the latch to move relative to the chassis body and disengage from the enclosure. In this manner, the modular element is efficiently secured and removed from the enclosure with minimum obstruction to airflow to the electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew A. Butterbaugh, Eric A. Eckberg, Camillo Sassano, Kevin L. Schultz, Scott A. Shurson
  • Publication number: 20160234961
    Abstract: A split chassis with a floating midplane carrier is provided. The split chassis is a modular electronic chassis which includes a first chassis section and a midplane carrier floatingly mounted to the first chassis section. The modular electronic chassis further includes a second chassis section mounted to the first chassis section, with the midplane carrier mounted between the first chassis section and the second chassis section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Glenn E. MYRTO, Daniel P. KELAHER, Camillo SASSANO, John P. SCAVUZZO, Timothy M. WIWEL, Paul A. WORMSBECHER
  • Publication number: 20160224074
    Abstract: An electromagnetic (EMC) shielding system includes a bezel and a sleeve. The bezel includes an exterior opening aligned with an accessible computer enclosure component. The sleeve includes a shoulder portion in contact with the exterior of the bezel, a flange portion protruding into the interior of the bezel through the exterior opening, and a tunnel portion extending through the shoulder portion and flange portion. The accessible computer enclosure component generally is positioned within the tunnel portion. An EMC shielding method includes inserting the sleeve into an exterior opening of the computer enclosure bezel and installing the bezel to a computer enclosure such that the accessible component is positioned within the tunnel portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew A. Butterbaugh, Eric A. Eckberg, Camillo Sassano, Kevin L. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20160201370
    Abstract: A mount for mounting a door to rack includes a rack including a first pair of vertically-extending supports, each support including an array of openings; a first mount coupled to the rack at a first position thereon, the first mount including: a first plate extending between the first pair of vertically-extending supports and including a first end and a second end, and a first hinge arm adjustably coupled with the first plate; a second mount coupled to the rack at a second position located below the first position, the second mount including: a second plate extending between the first pair of vertically-extending supports and including a first end and a second end, and a second hinge arm adjustably coupled with the second plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron R. COX, Jason E. MINYARD, Camillo SASSANO, Joni E. SAYLOR
  • Publication number: 20160198600
    Abstract: Modular elements employing latches secured by linkages are disclosed. A modular element may include a chassis body in communication with a latch, control body, and control arm of the modular element. The modular element is removable from or secured to an enclosure using the latch. The latch may remain secured to the enclosure in a locked mode by being rotated to engage a control catch of a control arm of a linkage. By connecting the control arm to the control body with a rigid member connected to the control body with first and second rotary joints, the rigid member transforms a control body movement into a rotary motion of the control arm to disengage the control arm from the latch. In this manner, the modular element may be disengaged from the enclosure to facilitate upgrades or maintenance of electronic components supported by the chassis body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew A. BUTTERBAUGH, Eric A. ECKBERG, Camillo SASSANO, Kevin L. SCHULTZ, Scott A. SHURSON
  • Patent number: 9386736
    Abstract: Modular elements employing latches secured by linkages are disclosed. A modular element may include a chassis body in communication with a latch, control body, and control arm of the modular element. The modular element is removable from or secured to an enclosure using the latch. The latch may remain secured to the enclosure in a locked mode by being rotated to engage a control catch of a control arm of a linkage. By connecting the control arm to the control body with a rigid member connected to the control body with first and second rotary joints, the rigid member transforms a control body movement into a rotary motion of the control arm to disengage the control arm from the latch. In this manner, the modular element may be disengaged from the enclosure to facilitate upgrades or maintenance of electronic components supported by the chassis body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew A. Butterbaugh, Eric A. Eckberg, Camillo Sassano, Kevin L. Schultz, Scott A. Shurson
  • Patent number: 9386713
    Abstract: Modular elements employing latches secured by linkages are disclosed. A modular element may include a chassis body in communication with a latch, control body, and control arm of the modular element. The modular element is removable from or secured to an enclosure using the latch. The latch may remain secured to the enclosure in a locked mode by being rotated to engage a control catch of a control arm of a linkage. By connecting the control arm to the control body with a rigid member connected to the control body with first and second rotary joints, the rigid member transforms a control body movement into a rotary motion of the control arm to disengage the control arm from the latch. In this manner, the modular element may be disengaged from the enclosure to facilitate upgrades or maintenance of electronic components supported by the chassis body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew A. Butterbaugh, Eric A. Eckberg, Camillo Sassano, Kevin L. Schultz, Scott A. Shurson
  • Publication number: 20160192521
    Abstract: Modular elements employing latches secured by linkages are disclosed. A modular element may include a chassis body in communication with a latch, control body, and control arm of the modular element. The modular element is removable from or secured to an enclosure using the latch. The latch may remain secured to the enclosure in a locked mode by being rotated to engage a control catch of a control arm of a linkage. By connecting the control arm to the control body with a rigid member connected to the control body with first and second rotary joints, the rigid member transforms a control body movement into a rotary motion of the control arm to disengage the control arm from the latch. In this manner, the modular element may be disengaged from the enclosure to facilitate upgrades or maintenance of electronic components supported by the chassis body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew A. Butterbaugh, Eric A. Eckberg, Camillo Sassano, Kevin L. Schultz, Scott A. Shurson
  • Publication number: 20160192520
    Abstract: Modular elements employing latches with flexure bearings are disclosed. A modular element may include a chassis body supporting electronic components. The body is in communication with a latch and a control member of the modular element. The modular element is removable from or secured to an enclosure using the latch. The latch may engage the enclosure and may remain engaged by being secured by interfacing with a catch of an arm of the control member. By connecting the arm to the control body with a flexure bearing, the flexure bearing may urge the catch into a detent of the latch to secure the latch and keep the modular element secured to the enclosure. The latch may be disengaged from the control member by removing the catch from the detent. In this manner, the modular element is efficiently secured and removed from the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew A. BUTTERBAUGH, Eric A. ECKBERG, Camillo SASSANO, Kevin L. SCHULTZ, Scott A. SHURSON
  • Publication number: 20160192529
    Abstract: Modular elements employing latches with flexure bearings are disclosed. A modular element may include a chassis body supporting electronic components. The body is in communication with a latch and a control member of the modular element. The modular element is removable from or secured to an enclosure using the latch. The latch may engage the enclosure and may remain engaged by being secured by interfacing with a catch of an arm of the control member. By connecting the arm to the control body with a flexure bearing, the flexure bearing may urge the catch into a detent of the latch to secure the latch and keep the modular element secured to the enclosure. The latch may be disengaged from the control member by removing the catch from the detent. In this manner, the modular element is efficiently secured and removed from the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew A. BUTTERBAUGH, Eric A. ECKBERG, Camillo SASSANO, Kevin L. SCHULTZ, Scott A. SHURSON
  • Publication number: 20160183395
    Abstract: Modular elements removable from enclosures and employing cams forming detent features with latches are disclosed. A modular element may include a chassis body supporting electronic components. The modular element is removable from or secured to an enclosure using a latch. The latch may engage the enclosure and may remain engaged with the enclosure by being secured by interfacing with a cam. By forming the cam with a predetermined shape, a detent feature may be established with the latch to secure the latch and maintain the modular element locked to the enclosure. The latch may be disengaged from the cam by applying a disengagement motion to the cam and allow the latch to move relative to the chassis body and disengage from the enclosure. In this manner, the modular element is efficiently secured and removed from the enclosure with minimum obstruction to airflow to the electronic components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew A. BUTTERBAUGH, Eric A. ECKBERG, Camillo SASSANO, Kevin L. SCHULTZ, Scott A. SHURSON