Patents by Inventor Charles Shaver

Charles Shaver 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: 7647516
    Abstract: In a method for managing power consumption among compute nodes having respective power components, an increase in the power utilization of a first compute node of the compute nodes may be detected. In response to a detected increase, a sum of the power consumption levels of the compute nodes and the requested increase in power utilization of the first compute node is compared with an allowable power budget for a compute node pool. In addition, the power state of the first compute node power component is varied in response to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Parthasarathy Ranganathan, Khaldoun Alzien, Phillip Leech, Charles Shaver
  • Patent number: 7581125
    Abstract: A power management agent for managing power among electronic systems includes a module for predicting a future power consumption level of the electronic systems, a module for determining a power budget threshold for the electronic systems, and a module for determining whether a predicted future power consumption level will exceed the power budget threshold. The power management agent also includes a module for selecting one or more of the electronic systems to throttle in response to a determination that the predicted future power consumption level will exceed the power budget threshold and a module for selecting a throttle level to be applied to the selected one or more of the electronic systems to substantially prevent the future power consumption level from exceeding the power budget threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Parthasarathy Ranganathan, Khaldoun Alzien, Thomas Flynn, Phillip Leech, Charles Shaver
  • Publication number: 20070067657
    Abstract: In a method for managing power consumption among compute nodes having respective power components, an increase in the power utilization of a first compute node of the compute nodes may be detected. In response to a detected increase, a sum of the power consumption levels of the compute nodes and the requested increase in power utilization of the first compute node is compared with an allowable power budget for a compute node pool. In addition, the power state of the first compute node power component is varied in response to the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Parthasarathy Ranganathan, Khaldoun Alzien, Phillip Leech, Charles Shaver
  • Publication number: 20070067656
    Abstract: A power management agent for managing power among electronic systems includes a module for predicting a future power consumption level of the electronic systems, a module for determining a power budget threshold for the electronic systems, and a module for determining whether a predicted future power consumption level will exceed the power budget threshold. The power management agent also includes a module for selecting one or more of the electronic systems to throttle in response to a determination that the predicted future power consumption level will exceed the power budget threshold and a module for selecting a throttle level to be applied to the selected one or more of the electronic systems to substantially prevent the future power consumption level from exceeding the power budget threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Parthasarathy Ranganathan, Khaldoun Alzien, Thomas Flynn, Phillip Leech, Charles Shaver
  • Publication number: 20050276424
    Abstract: A computer comprising an internal chassis speaker; an external chassis speaker; and a routing circuit that routes a speaker beep signal generated by the computer to the external chassis speaker and to the internal chassis speaker through a volume control circuit responsive to an external control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Shaver, Larry Kunkel
  • Publication number: 20050240702
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a mating detection circuit constructed and arranged to determine whether at least one connector of an expansion card is mated with a corresponding connector of a computer system in which the expansion card is configured to be installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Larry Kunkel, Charles Shaver
  • Publication number: 20050240708
    Abstract: System are provided for providing an internal USB port within a computer chassis. An exemplary system comprises a printed wire board (PWB) that can be used with a computer chassis. The computer chassis internally mounts a first USB header for communicating with an external USB port. The PWB supports a USB hub and a USB port. The PWB is operative to provide passthrough communication between the first USB header and the external USB port. The PWB also is internally mountable within the computer chassis such that the USB port of the PWB operates as an internal USB port. Methods and other systems also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Shaver, Ricardo Marquez
  • Publication number: 20050240709
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an expansion card for adding to a computer system a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port is disclosed. The expansion card comprises: an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) card connector configured to enable the expansion card to be inserted into an AGP expansion slot of the computer system; and at least one USB port each adapted to mate with a USB-compatible peripheral device, wherein a USB data signal received at the AGP connector is routed to the USB port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventor: Charles Shaver
  • Publication number: 20050204070
    Abstract: Systems, methodologies, media and other embodiments associated with configuring a port are described. One exemplary system embodiment includes a computing system that includes a port configured to operably connect an external device to the computing system. The example system may also include a mode controller operably connected to the port and that is configured to configure the port between a powered mode and a non-powered mode in accordance with a programmatically selected port configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Shaver, Larry Kunkel