Patents by Inventor Charles W. Cochran

Charles W. Cochran 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: 11068037
    Abstract: One example of a device includes a low voltage direct current (LVDC) bus and a high voltage direct current (HVDC) to LVDC converter to receive HVDC power from an enclosure and provide main LVDC power. The device includes a circuit to pass the main LVDC power to the LVDC bus while the main LVDC power is within regulation limits and to pass backup LVDC power from the enclosure to the LVDC bus in response to the main LVDC power falling outside the regulation limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Charles W. Cochran, David P. Mohr
  • Patent number: 11029139
    Abstract: A procedure is provided for evaluating the score, snap and edge appearance of wallboard panels, and includes scoring a wallboard panel with a knife at a constant and known force using a benchtop board scoring device; snapping the scored panel in a Universal Board Testing Machine to measure the breaking force, forming a snapped panel edge; measuring a cleanliness of the snapped panel edge by placing a straight edge against the snapped panel edge and measuring gaps between the snapped panel edge and the straight edge in a plurality of locations on a face of the panel, and a plurality of locations on a back of the panel; and averaging all of the measured gaps to create an Index Score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Jerry D. Wonderlich, John A. Koch, Charles W. Cochran, Tim Lucas, Jenner Omodt
  • Publication number: 20210161025
    Abstract: A technique includes receiving, from a primary chassis management controller, data representing an identifier for a support unit for a computer system rack. The presence of the support unit is detected by the primary chassis management controller, the primary chassis management controller is one of a plurality of chassis management controllers that are installed in the rack; and the plurality of chassis management controllers includes a plurality of secondary chassis management controllers. The technique includes accessing network switch forwarding table data; and based on the network switch forwarding table data and the identifier for the support unit, identifying a given secondary chassis management controller to which the support unit is connected by a network cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventor: Charles W. Cochran
  • Patent number: 10855106
    Abstract: One example of a system includes a DC powered monitoring device and a battery backup power supply. The DC powered monitoring device is to monitor the status of an information technology (IT) enclosure environmental infrastructure. The monitoring device is to receive main DC power and backup DC power. The monitoring device is to operate using the backup DC power in response to a loss of the main DC power. The battery backup power supply is to provide the backup DC power to the monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Charles W. Cochran
  • Publication number: 20200055277
    Abstract: Gypsum boards formed from synthetic gypsum and other gypsum sources having high chloride salt concentrations. The gypsum boards may include a set gypsum board core layer between a front and back paper cover sheets. The back paper cover sheet has a plurality of perforations extending therethrough. Methods of making the gypsum boards, and a wall system for employing the gypsum boards, are also provided. The concentration of the chloride anion in aqueous gypsum slurry used to make the set gypsum board core layer and to perform the methods of the invention may range from about 500 ppm to about 3000 ppm, typically from about 500 ppm to about 2000 ppm per 1,000,000 parts by weight calcium sulfate hemihydrate, more typically from about 500 ppm to about 1500 ppm per 1,000,000 parts by weight calcium sulfate hemihydrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark HEMPHILL, Qinghua LI, Charles W. COCHRAN
  • Publication number: 20200055278
    Abstract: Gypsum boards formed from synthetic gypsum and other gypsum sources having high chloride salt concentrations. Gypsum boards may include a board core including set gypsum. A total concentration of the chloride anion in the board core ranges from about 500 ppm to about 3000 ppm, typically about 1000 ppm to about 3000 ppm, based on weight of the calcium sulfate hemihydrate. An inner surface of a front paper cover sheet contacts a first face of the board core. An inner surface of a back paper cover sheet contacts a second face of the board core. A starch layer coats the inner surface of at least one of the front and back cover sheet. Methods of making the gypsum board, and a wall system for employing the gypsum boards, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Qinghua LI, Runhai LU, Charles W. COCHRAN, Mark HEMPHILL
  • Publication number: 20200033111
    Abstract: A procedure is provided for evaluating the score, snap and edge appearance of wallboard panels, and includes scoring a wallboard panel with a knife at a constant and known force using a benchtop board scoring device; snapping the scored panel in a Universal Board Testing Machine to measure the breaking force, forming a snapped panel edge; measuring a cleanliness of the snapped panel edge by placing a straight edge against the snapped panel edge and measuring gaps between the snapped panel edge and the straight edge in a plurality of locations on a face of the panel, and a plurality of locations on a back of the panel; and averaging all of the measured gaps to create an Index Score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jerry D. WONDERLICH, John A. KOCH, Charles W. COCHRAN, Tim LUCAS, Jenner OMODT
  • Patent number: 10539992
    Abstract: In one implementation, a system for a redundant power extender includes a first automatic transfer switch comprising a number of in-ports coupled to a first power distribution unit and a second power distribution unit, wherein the first automatic transfer switch comprises an out-port coupled to a first side of a device and a second automatic transfer switch comprising a number of in-ports coupled to the first distribution unit and the second power distribution unit, wherein the second automatic transfer switch comprises an out-port coupled to a second side of the device with intelligence to allow 4+4 power redundancy from a system otherwise limited to 3+3 power redundancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Montgomery C. McGraw, Charles W. Cochran
  • Patent number: 10422144
    Abstract: A joint tape embedding apparatus configured to determine the bonding and/or “feel” of embedding joint tape into a dry wall or wall board joint using a particular joint compound. The joint embedding apparatus is configured to allow the same user or different users to accurately repeat the determination of the bonding and/or “feel” attributes of the joint compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: David D. Pelot, William J. Rago, Charles W. Cochran, Samar Emami
  • Patent number: 10317985
    Abstract: Examples for shutdown of computing devices (202) are described In an example, a shutdown event based on a shutdown criterion may be detected The shutdown criterion may be based on available power of an auxiliary power supply unit (304, 312) In response to detection of the shutdown event, a shutdown trigger to initiate shutdown of a computing device (202) powered by the auxiliary power supply unit (304, 312) may be generated. Further, the shutdown trigger may be provided to a remote management processor (218) of the computing device (202). The shutdown trigger may be provided based on port data (214), which indicates an outlet path from the auxiliary power supply unit (304, 312) to the at least one computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Charles W. Cochran, Patrick Schoeller
  • Publication number: 20190100927
    Abstract: A joint tape embedding apparatus configured to determine the bonding and/or “feel” of embedding joint tape into a dry wall or wall board joint using a particular joint compound. The joint embedding apparatus is configured to allow the same user or different users to accurately repeat the determination of the bonding and/or “feel” attributes of the joint compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: David D. PELOT, William J. RAGO, Charles W. COCHRAN, Samar EMAMI
  • Publication number: 20190044372
    Abstract: One example of a system includes a DC powered monitoring device and a battery backup power supply. The DC powered monitoring device is to monitor the status of an information technology (IT) enclosure environmental infrastructure. The monitoring device is to receive main DC power and backup DC power. The monitoring device is to operate using the backup DC power in response to a loss of the main DC power. The battery backup power supply is to provide the backup DC power to the monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventor: Charles W. COCHRAN
  • Publication number: 20190033942
    Abstract: One example of a device includes a low voltage direct current (LVDC) bus and a high voltage direct current (HVDC) to LVDC converter to receive HVDC power from an enclosure and provide main LVDC power. The device includes a circuit to pass the main LVDC power to the LVDC bus while the main LVDC power is within regulation limits and to pass backup LVDC power from the enclosure to the LVDC bus in response to the main LVDC power falling outside the regulation limits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Charles W. Cochran, David P. Mohr
  • Patent number: 10124503
    Abstract: A bench top board scoring device is provided, having a frame having a first end and an opposite second end, a work area defined between the first and second ends, each end having at least one leg configured for contacting a substrate. A track is connected to the frame and extends between the first end and the second end, a carriage is slidably mounted to the track for travel between the first end and the second end, and an arm has an upper surface, a pivot end pivotally connected to the carriage, and an opposite knife mount end. A knife blade is mounted to the knife mount end. Additionally, the present device is constructed and arranged so that as the carriage is moved from the first end to the second end, wallboard samples placed in the work area and contacted by the knife blade receive a constant scoring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: William J. Rago, Charles W. Cochran
  • Publication number: 20180321977
    Abstract: In one example, a system for fault representation of computing infrastructures includes an infrastructure engine to determine a fault relationship between a first element and a second element within a computing infrastructure, wherein the fault relationship represents an ability of the first element and the second element to function, a representation engine to generate a fault representation of the computing infrastructure based on the determined fault relationship between the first element and the second element within the computing infrastructure, and a workload engine to assign workloads to the computing infrastructure based on the fault representation of the computing infrastructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: David A. Moore, Zhikui Wang, Charles W. Cochran, Tahir Cader, Andrew Brown, John P. Franz, Christopher L. Holmes
  • Publication number: 20180215059
    Abstract: A bench top board scoring device is provided, including a frame having a first end and an opposite second end, a work area defined between the first and second ends, each end having at least one leg configured for contacting a substrate. A track is connected to the frame and extends between the first end and the second end, a carriage is slidably mounted to the track for travel between the first end and the second end, and an arm has an upper surface, a pivot end pivotally connected to the carriage, and an opposite knife mount end. A knife blade is mounted to the knife mount end. Wherein the present device is constructed and arranged so that as the carriage is moved from the first end to the second end, wallboard samples placed in the work area and contacted by the knife blade receive a constant scoring force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: William J. RAGO, Charles W. COCHRAN
  • Patent number: 9930801
    Abstract: Circuit boards for an electronic device are described. In one implementation, the circuit board includes at least two holes at two locations on the circuit board. Each of the at least two holes has a conductive contact coupled to a voltage source through a resistor. The circuit board includes a microcontroller programmed to measure voltages at conductive contacts of the at least two holes, and determine a position of the circuit board, when positioned on a conductive chassis of the electronic device, based on the measured voltages. The position of the circuit board may be one of a first end and a second end, and in between the first end and the second end, of the conductive chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Scott Edwards Holloway, Charles W. Cochran
  • Publication number: 20180032119
    Abstract: In one implementation, a system for a redundant power extender includes a first automatic transfer switch comprising a number of in-ports coupled to a first power distribution unit and a second power distribution unit, wherein the first automatic transfer switch comprises an out-port coupled to a first side of a device and a second automatic transfer switch comprising a number of in-ports coupled to the first distribution unit and the second power distribution unit, wherein the second automatic transfer switch comprises an out-port coupled to a second side of the device with intelligence to allow 4+4 power redundancy from a system otherwise limited to 3+3 power redundancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Montgomery C. McGraw, Charles W. Cochran
  • Patent number: 9770103
    Abstract: A shelving apparatus includes a shelf and a kickstand member. The shelf includes a first set of shelf connectors and a second set of shelf connectors. The shelf is movable between a plurality of shelf positions including an extended shelf position and a shelf storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Charles W Cochran, Chris F Felcman
  • Patent number: D876432
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: John P. Franz, Charles W. Cochran, Yinggang Du