Patents by Inventor Candice Coletrane

Candice Coletrane 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: 20070223188
    Abstract: A computer system for receiving standard and expanded computer devices includes a chassis, a midplane, and an interposer. The chassis includes bays, each adapted to receive the standard computer device. The midplane includes connectors respectively aligned with the plurality of bays that connect the midplane to a standard computer device disposed within a bay. The standard and expanded computer devices are passed through the interposer, which includes a body defining slots respectively aligned with the bays. Each slot is sized to enable the standard computer device to pass through the slot. The slots includes first and second sets of adjacent slots. The interposer is configured to allow the expanded computer device to simultaneously pass through all slots of the first set of adjacent slots and prevent the expanded computer device, while positioned within the second set of adjacent slots, from fixedly engaging the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Clifton Colborn, Candice Coletrane, William Pagan, Robyn McGlotten
  • Publication number: 20070150761
    Abstract: A power supply system for providing power to a device includes a power supply separate from the device, a power supply communication module attached to the power supply, and a device communication module attached to the device. The device communication module communicates voltage and/or current requirements of the device to the power supply via the power supply communication module. A power line is included between the power supply and the device. A communication line may be included between the device communication module and the power supply communication module and/or the device communication module communicates wirelessly with the power supply communication module. The communication line may be separate from the power line or part of the power line. The power line has one end that is attachable to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Beyer, Candice Coletrane, Henry Saunders, Robert Sharrar
  • Publication number: 20050149606
    Abstract: A system and method for providing user registry management of instant messages is disclosed. The system allows recipients to set filter criteria for filtering instant messages, the filter criteria being selected from a database of characteristics, or registry, for senders of the instant messages. When an instant message is received, the system determines the characteristics of the sender. The system blocks display of the received instant message if the filter criteria are met by the characteristics of the sender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Ruthie Lyle, Candice Coletrane, Jamel Lynch, McGill Quinn
  • Publication number: 20050071052
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system, and a process for exchanging vehicle identification information subsequent to a collision are provided. The apparatus, system, and process include a host identification device connected to a vehicle data system of a host vehicle. At the time of collision the vehicle data system sends the host identification device a collision indication. Responsive to the collision indication, the host identification device establishes a wireless network connection with one or more responding identification devices. The host identification device further assemblies a vehicle identifier. The vehicle identifier may be based on a unique vehicle identification number provided by the vehicle data system. The host identification device exchanges vehicle identifiers with one or more responding identification devices. In addition, the host identification device may store one or more vehicle identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventors: Candice Coletrane, Ruthie Lyle, Jamel Lynch, McGill Quinn