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).

  • Publication number: 20160183396
    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 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew A. BUTTERBAUGH, Eric A. ECKBERG, Camillo SASSANO, Kevin L. SCHULTZ, Scott A. SHURSON
  • Publication number: 20160125706
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system that includes a first modular computing unit comprising a first signal communication interface, and an indicator module coupled to the first modular computing unit. The indicator module comprises, on a first side wall of the indicator module, a second signal communication interface adapted to register with the first signal communication interface of the first modular computing unit, thereby communicatively coupling the indicator module with the first modular computing unit in order to propagate signals from the first modular computing unit for display on the indicator module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew A. BUTTERBAUGH, Eric A. ECKBERG, Camillo SASSANO, Kevin L. SCHULTZ
  • Publication number: 20160128221
    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: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew A. BUTTERBAUGH, Eric A. ECKBERG, Camillo SASSANO, Kevin L. SCHULTZ, George W. VAN LEEUWEN
  • Publication number: 20160095243
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, Camillo Sassano, Joni E. Saylor, Kevin L. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9301413
    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: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, Jason E. Minyard, Camillo Sassano, Joni E. Saylor
  • Publication number: 20160050778
    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: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Steven E. Howell, Michael I. McGregor, Camillo Sassano, Jared E. Schott
  • Patent number: 9258911
    Abstract: A electronic equipment rack assembly retractable door apparatus is disclosed, which may include channels, horizontally mounted at the top and bottom of an open side of the rack assembly, and latch plates mounted to the rack assembly. The retractable door apparatus may have movable door frame members, each having a housing with a cavity and a slot opening to the cavity, rollers attached to the housing and contained within the channels, designed to maintain the door frame member in a vertical orientation, a spool, attached within the housing, a spring configured provide a torsional tensioning force on the spool, and a latching door handle, attached to the housing to engage with the latch plate receptacles. The retractable door apparatus may also include a door material attached to the door frame member spools and configured to pass through the slots in the door frame member housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, Jason E. Minyard, Camillo Sassano, Kevin L. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20160007491
    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: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron R. COX, Jason E. MINYARD, Camillo SASSANO, Joni E. SAYLOR
  • Publication number: 20150334872
    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: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, Camillo Sassano, Joni E. Saylor, Kevin L. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9164017
    Abstract: Identification of a material composition. The material composition is configured with a color additive that is embedded or otherwise not visible. The color additive identifies the specific material composition. A discrete section or sub-section of the material is deformed such that the embedded color additive is made visible in the optical spectrum, after which the discrete section or sub-section may be sorted for recycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sean M. Ackley, Camillo Sassano
  • Patent number: 9163442
    Abstract: A mount for mounting a door to rack includes a plate including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, and a hinge arm adjustably coupled with the plate and extending at an angle from a first side of the plate adjacent to the first end, the hinge arm including a door pin receptacle to receive a door pin therein for coupling the door to the rack via the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, Jason E. Minyard, Camillo Sassano, Joni E. Saylor
  • Publication number: 20150282342
    Abstract: A electronic equipment rack assembly retractable door apparatus is disclosed, which may include channels, horizontally mounted at the top and bottom of an open side of the rack assembly, and latch plates mounted to the rack assembly. The retractable door apparatus may have movable door frame members, each having a housing with a cavity and a slot opening to the cavity, rollers attached to the housing and contained within the channels, designed to maintain the door frame member in a vertical orientation, a spool, attached within the housing, a spring configured provide a torsional tensioning force on the spool, and a latching door handle, attached to the housing to engage with the latch plate receptacles. The retractable door apparatus may also include a door material attached to the door frame member spools and configured to pass through the slots in the door frame member housings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, Jason E. Minyard, Camillo Sassano, Kevin L. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9063705
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a frame forming a bay for receiving an electronic module having a blind mate connector for coupling with a chassis connector. An actuator is slidably secured to the frame and forms a push button, an intermediate actuation member, and a distal actuation member. A spring latch is biased to latch the module in place. An ejection lever is pivotally secured to one side of the bay, and has a first end aligned with the distal actuation member and a second end disposed to engage the module. Pushing the push button causes the intermediate actuation member to withdraw the spring latch from the bay and then causes the distal actuation member to pivot the ejection lever to unseat and eject the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven E. Howell, Joseph H. McKenzie, Camillo Sassano, Jared E. Schott
  • Publication number: 20150148941
    Abstract: Identification of a material composition. The material composition is configured with a color additive that is embedded or otherwise not visible. The color additive identifies the specific material composition. A discrete section or sub-section of the material is deformed such that the embedded color additive is made visible in the optical spectrum, after which the discrete section or sub-section may be sorted for recycling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean M. Ackley, Camillo Sassano
  • Publication number: 20150131227
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a frame forming a bay for receiving an electronic module having a blind mate connector for coupling with a chassis connector. An actuator is slidably secured to the frame and forms a push button, an intermediate actuation member, and a distal actuation member. A spring latch is biased to latch the module in place. An ejection lever is pivotally secured to one side of the bay, and has a first end aligned with the distal actuation member and a second end disposed to engage the module. Pushing the push button causes the intermediate actuation member to withdraw the spring latch from the bay and then causes the distal actuation member to pivot the ejection lever to unseat and eject the module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven E. Howell, Joseph H. McKenzie, Camillo Sassano, Jared E. Schott
  • Patent number: 9000318
    Abstract: Identification of a material composition. The material composition is configured with a color additive that is embedded or otherwise not visible. The color additive identifies the specific material composition. A discrete section or sub-section of the material is deformed such that the embedded color additive is made visible in the optical spectrum, after which the discrete section or sub-section may be sorted for recycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sean M. Ackley, Camillo Sassano
  • Publication number: 20140352107
    Abstract: A mount for mounting a door to rack includes a plate including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, and a hinge arm adjustably coupled with the plate and extending at an angle from a first side of the plate adjacent to the first end, the hinge arm including a door pin receptacle to receive a door pin therein for coupling the door to the rack via the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Aaron R. COX, Jason E. MINYARD, Camillo SASSANO, Joni E. SAYLOR
  • Publication number: 20130345856
    Abstract: Identification of a material composition. The material composition is configured with a color additive that is embedded or otherwise not visible. The color additive identifies the specific material composition. A discrete section or sub-section of the material is deformed such that the embedded color additive is made visible in the optical spectrum, after which the discrete section or sub-section may be sorted for recycling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean M. Ackley, Camillo Sassano
  • Publication number: 20130341249
    Abstract: Identification of a material composition. The material composition is configured with a color additive that is embedded or otherwise not visible. The color additive identifies the specific material composition. A discrete section or sub-section of the material is deformed such that the embedded color additive is made visible in the optical spectrum, after which the discrete section or sub-section may be sorted for recycling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sean M. Ackley, Camillo Sassano
  • Publication number: 20130088833
    Abstract: A server cooling system may include, but is not limited to: a server rack; and a flexible duct apparatus, the flexible duct apparatus comprising: a flexible frame; and a fabric portion disposed over at least a portion of the frame, wherein the flexible frame and fabric cooperatively define at least a cooling system aperture and a server aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron Cox, Joni Saylor, Kevin Schultz, Jason Minyard, Camillo Sassano