Patents by Inventor David Alan Bailey

David Alan Bailey 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: 20200141368
    Abstract: Vapors in the fuel tank of a vehicle are collected in a carbon canister. An ejector or aspirator is used to purge the carbon canister in a pressure-charged engine in which a positive pressure exists in the intake. A compact ejector includes a substantially planar flange and a venturi tube coupled to the flange with a central axis of the venturi tube substantially parallel to the flange. By manufacturing the ejector in two pieces, dimensions within the ejector: throat, converging section, and diverging section, is more accurate than prior art manufacturing techniques thereby providing better flow characteristics throughout the boost range. By forming one of the two pieces of the ejector integrally with the air intake component in which it is coupled, decreases part count and the number of manufacturing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven James Hoffman, John Emley, Douglas Scott Sparks, David S. Moyer, Christopher Alan Myers, Brandon William Bailey, Roger Joseph Khami
  • Patent number: 8055838
    Abstract: A partition manager includes an I/O reconfiguration mechanism and a logical partition suspend/resume mechanism that work together to perform autonomic I/O reconfiguration in a logically partitioned computer system. When I/O reconfiguration is required, the affected logical partitions are suspended, the I/O is reconfigured, and the affected logical partitions are resumed. Because the logical partitions are suspended during I/O reconfiguration, any ghost packet that may occur when the I/O is reconfigured is ignored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Alan Bailey, William Joseph Armstrong, Naresh Nayar, Gregory Michael Nordstrom
  • Patent number: 7877471
    Abstract: In a clustered computer system with multiple power domains, a bus number manager within each power domain manages multiple nodes independently of other power domains. A node within a specified power domain includes a non-volatile memory that includes bus numbering information for its own buses as well as bus numbering information for two of its logically-interconnected neighbors. This creates a distributed database of the interconnection topology for each power domain. Because a node contains bus numbering information about its logical neighbor node(s), the bus numbers for the buses in the nodes are made persistent across numerous different system reconfigurations. The clustered computer system also includes a bus number manager that reads the non-volatile memories in the nodes during initial program load (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Alan Bailey, Timothy Roy Block
  • Publication number: 20090198807
    Abstract: In a clustered computer system with multiple power domains, a bus number manager within each power domain manages multiple nodes independently of other power domains. A node within a specified power domain includes a non-volatile memory that includes bus numbering information for its own buses as well as bus numbering information for two of its logically-interconnected neighbors. This creates a distributed database of the interconnection topology for each power domain. Because a node contains bus numbering information about its logical neighbor node(s), the bus numbers for the buses in the nodes are made persistent across numerous different system reconfigurations. The clustered computer system also includes a bus number manager that reads the non-volatile memories in the nodes during initial program load (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: David Alan Bailey, Timothy Roy Block
  • Patent number: 7549090
    Abstract: An apparatus, program product and method propagate errors detected in an IO fabric element from an IO fabric that is used to couple a plurality of endpoint IO resources to processing elements in a computer. In particular, such errors are propagated to the endpoint IO resources affected by the IO fabric element in connection with recovering from the errors in the IO fabric element. By doing so, a device driver or other program code used to access each affected IO resources may be permitted to asynchronously recover from the propagated error in its associated IO resource, and often without requiring the recovery from the error in the IO fabric element to wait for recovery to be completed for each of the affected IO resources. In addition, an IO fabric may be dynamically configured to support both recoverable and non-recoverable endpoint IO resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Alan Bailey, Trung Ngoc Nguyen, Gregory Michael Nordstrom, Kanisha Patel, Steven Mark Thurber
  • Publication number: 20080201550
    Abstract: A partition manager includes an I/O reconfiguration mechanism and a logical partition suspend/resume mechanism that work together to perform autonomic I/O reconfiguration in a logically partitioned computer system. When I/O reconfiguration is required, the affected logical partitions are suspended, the I/O is reconfigured, and the affected logical partitions are resumed. Because the logical partitions are suspended during I/O reconfiguration, any ghost packet that may occur when the I/O is reconfigured is ignored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Alan Bailey, William Joseph Armstrong, Naresh Nayar, Gregory Michael Nordstrom
  • Patent number: 7254652
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and computer program product for reading an encoded cable speed/length value contained within an interconnection cable to set the interconnection speed of two or more components connected by the interconnection cable within a computing environment. This method detects changes to the cable connections within the I/O fabric of the computing environment, and autonomically reconfigures the connected components to enable the interconnected devices to communicate at the maximum effective bandwidth, based on the length of the interconnection cables utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Dean Anderson, David Alan Bailey, Peter Rudolf Keller, Diane Lacey Knipfer
  • Patent number: 7134052
    Abstract: An apparatus, program product and method propagate errors detected in an IO fabric element from an IO fabric that is used to couple a plurality of endpoint IO resources to processing elements in a computer. In particular, such errors are propagated to the endpoint IO resources affected by the IO fabric element in connection with recovering from the errors in the IO fabric element. By doing so, a device driver or other program code used to access each affected IO resources may be permitted to asynchronously recover from the propagated error in its associated IO resource, and often without requiring the recovery from the error in the IO fabric element to wait for recovery to be completed for each of the affected IO resources. In addition, an IO fabric may be dynamically configured to support both recoverable and non-recoverable endpoint IO resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Alan Bailey, Trung Ngoc Nguyen, Gregory Michael Nordstrom, Kanisha Patel, Steven Mark Thurber
  • Patent number: 6997134
    Abstract: A drum breader and coating recirculation system that includes a spreader positioned at an end of the drum, the spreader having a plurality of angled surfaces to distribute coatings evenly; a screening platform positioned downstream of the spreader having a drive device for imparting straight-line angular displacement to the screening platform; and a drum feed conveyor positioned downstream of the screening platform, the drum feed conveyor having a belt extending at least partially along an upward angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: FMC Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Phillip Bayus, David Alan Bailey, Ramesh M. Gunawardena, Michael Miller, Harold Eugene Patterson
  • Publication number: 20040230861
    Abstract: An apparatus, program product and method propagate errors detected in an IO fabric element from an IO fabric that is used to couple a plurality of endpoint IO resources to processing elements in a computer. In particular, such errors are propagated to the endpoint IO resources affected by the IO fabric element in connection with recovering from the errors in the IO fabric element. By doing so, a device driver or other program code used to access each affected IO resources may be permitted to asynchronously recover from the propagated error in its associated IO resource, and often without requiring the recovery from the error in the IO fabric element to wait for recovery to be completed for each of the affected IO resources. In addition, an IO fabric may be dynamically configured to support both recoverable and non-recoverable endpoint IO resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Alan Bailey, Trung Ngoc Nguyen, Gregory Michael Nordstrom, Kanisha Patel, Steven Mark Thurber
  • Publication number: 20040149147
    Abstract: A drum breader and coating recirculation system that includes a spreader positioned at an end of the drum, the spreader having a plurality of angled surfaces to distribute coatings evenly; a screening platform positioned downstream of the spreader having a drive device for imparting straight-line angular displacement to the screening platform; and a drum feed conveyor positioned downstream of the screening platform, the drum feed conveyor having a belt extending at least partially along an upward angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Phillip Bayus, David Alan Bailey, Ramesh M. Gunawardena, Michael Miller, Harold Eugene Patterson