Patents by Inventor David Thomas Gauthier

David Thomas Gauthier 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: 20230418347
    Abstract: A power controller allocates input power to a datacenter between computing power for computing services, backup power, and overhead power for overhead systems. The power controller reallocates the overhead power and/or the backup power to the computing power. This may increase the overall utilization of the datacenter by allowing additional processing power of the servers to be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Ehsan NASR AZADANI, Alok Gautam KUMBHARE, Mark Alan MONROE, Osvaldo P. MORALES, Christian L. BELADY, Kyle WOOLCOCK, Ricardo Gouvêa BIANCHINI, Winston Allen SAUNDERS, Lalu Vannankandy KUNNATH, Rodrigo Lemos de ASSIS, Brijesh WARRIER, Marcus Felipe FONTOURA, Sean Patrick ABBOTT, David Thomas GAUTHIER, Ashish RANIWALA, Nithish MAHALINGAM, Brian Addams JANOUS, Upshur Bagwell QUINBY, V
  • Patent number: 11639831
    Abstract: Cooling a first device and second device in a fashion to produce water. The method includes collecting environmental air from an environment. The environmental air is used to cool a first device. Cooling the first device generates first device exhaust air produced from the environmental air. The first device exhaust air is provided to a first device portion of a heat exchanger. At a second device portion of the heat exchanger, thermally coupled to the first device portion of the heat exchanger, second device exhaust air generated by cooling a second device is received. At the heat exchanger, the first device exhaust air is used to cool the second device exhaust air to a dew point, causing condensed water to be created from the second device exhaust air. The condensed water is collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian L. Belady, David Thomas Gauthier, Sean M. James, Brian Addams Janous, Mark Alan Monroe
  • Patent number: 11061458
    Abstract: A first power train that includes a first plurality of components, and a second power train includes a second plurality of components. The first power train is configured to provide power to a first plurality of server racks of a first data center at a first level of high-availability service associated with a first uptime. The first plurality of components includes a first subset of the first plurality of components and a second subset of the first plurality of components. The second power train is configured to provide power to a second plurality of server racks of the first data center at a second level of high-availability service that is associated with a second uptime that is less than the first uptime. The second plurality of components includes a first subset of the second plurality of components and the second subset of the first plurality of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Keith A. Krueger, Lalu Vannankandy Kunnath, Kristofer Andrew Johnson, Mark Joseph Baracani, Scott Thomas Seaton, Osvaldo Patricio Morales, Steven Solomon, David Thomas Gauthier
  • Patent number: 10904160
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for implementing resource management for an infrastructure are provided. Resource management includes datacenter byproduct management interfaces, datacenter power management, datacenter operations optimization and infrastructure resource management. Resource management facilitates using and distributing physical resources, including incidental physical resources that are generated during operation of an infrastructure, based on a threshold reserve of the physical resource associated with the operating the infrastructure. Resource management can include controlling an amount of the physical resource that is generated and an amount the physical resource that is reserved. The threshold reserve in combination with the control over generating and reserving the physical resource help identify an allocable amount of the physical resource. Physical resources of an infrastructure are quantified to support resource management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Todd R. Rawlings, Sean Michael James, David Thomas Gauthier, Ranveer Chandra, Mark B. Freeman, Lucas Neal Joppa, Brian A. Janous, Aneesh A. Mehta
  • Publication number: 20200394081
    Abstract: A method for facilitating increased utilization of a data center includes receiving information about availability of components in a data center's electrical infrastructure and about power consumption of servers in the data center. The method may also include detecting that the power consumption of the servers in the data center exceeds a reduced total capacity of the electrical infrastructure. The reduced total capacity may be caused by unavailability of at least one component in the data center's electrical infrastructure. The method may also include causing power management to be performed to reduce the power consumption of the servers so that the power consumption of the servers does not exceed the reduced total capacity of the electrical infrastructure of the data center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ioannis MANOUSAKIS, Christian L. BELADY, Osvaldo P. MORALES, Ricardo Gouvêa BIANCHINI, Marcus F. FONTOURA, Alok Gautam KUMBHARE, Girish S. BABLANI, Lalu Vannankandy KUNNATH, Steve Todd SOLOMON, David Thomas GAUTHIER
  • Publication number: 20200293101
    Abstract: A first power train that includes a first plurality of components, and a second power train includes a second plurality of components. The first power train is configured to provide power to a first plurality of server racks of a first data center at a first level of high-availability service associated with a first uptime. The first plurality of components includes a first subset of the first plurality of components and a second subset of the first plurality of components. The second power train is configured to provide power to a second plurality of server racks of the first data center at a second level of high-availability service that is associated with a second uptime that is less than the first uptime. The second plurality of components includes a first subset of the second plurality of components and the second subset of the first plurality of components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Keith A. KRUEGER, Lalu Vannankandy KUNNATH, Kristofer Andrew JOHNSON, Mark Joseph BARACANI, Scott Thomas SEATON, Osvaldo Patricio MORALES, Steven SOLOMON, David Thomas GAUTHIER
  • Patent number: 10609836
    Abstract: A bus architecture for supplying power to a datacenter. A first DC bus includes a first DC bus conductor, a first power source and a first diode having a cathode connected to the first DC bus conductor. The first DC bus includes a first converter connected to the first power source and to an anode of the first diode. Power output by the first power source via the first converter is supplied at a first voltage level. The first DC bus includes a first plurality of loads and a first plurality of DC/DC converters connecting the first plurality of loads to the first DC bus conductor, respectively. The first DC bus includes a second diode having a cathode connected to the first DC bus conductors. A first uninterruptable power supply is connected to an anode of the second diode and operates at a second voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian L. Belady, Brian Janous, David Thomas Gauthier, Sean M. James, Osvaldo P. Morales
  • Patent number: 10564688
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for implementing resource management for an infrastructure are provided. Resource management includes datacenter byproduct management interfaces, datacenter power management, datacenter operations optimization and infrastructure resource management. Resource management facilitates using and distributing physical resources, including incidental physical resources that are generated during operation of an infrastructure, based on a minimum threshold reserve of the physical resource associated with the operating the infrastructure. Resource management can include controlling an amount of the physical resource that is generated and an amount the physical resource that is reserved. The minimum threshold reserve in combination with the control over generating and reserving the physical resource help identify an allocable amount of the physical resource. Physical resources of an infrastructure are quantified to support resource management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Michael James, David Thomas Gauthier, Eric Clarence Peterson, Lucas Neal Joppa, Ranveer Chandra, Teddy L. Bennett, Todd R. Rawlings, Brian A. Janous
  • Publication number: 20190350105
    Abstract: A bus architecture for supplying power to a datacenter. A first DC bus includes a first DC bus conductor, a first power source and a first diode having a cathode connected to the first DC bus conductor. The first DC bus includes a first converter connected to the first power source and to an anode of the first diode. Power output by the first power source via the first converter is supplied at a first voltage level. The first DC bus includes a first plurality of loads and a first plurality of DC/DC converters connecting the first plurality of loads to the first DC bus conductor, respectively. The first DC bus includes a second diode having a cathode connected to the first DC bus conductors. A first uninterruptable power supply is connected to an anode of the second diode and operates at a second voltage level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Christian L. Belady, Brian Janous, David Thomas Gauthier, Sean M. James, Osvaldo P. Morales
  • Publication number: 20190339030
    Abstract: Cooling a first device and second device in a fashion to produce water. The method includes collecting environmental air from an environment. The environmental air is used to cool a first device. Cooling the first device generates first device exhaust air produced from the environmental air. The first device exhaust air is provided to a first device portion of a heat exchanger. At a second device portion of the heat exchanger, thermally coupled to the first device portion of the heat exchanger, second device exhaust air generated by cooling a second device is received. At the heat exchanger, the first device exhaust air is used to cool the second device exhaust air to a dew point, causing condensed water to be created from the second device exhaust air. The condensed water is collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Christian L. BELADY, David Thomas GAUTHIER, Sean M. JAMES, Brian Addams JANOUS, Mark Alan MONROE
  • Publication number: 20190297023
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for implementing resource management for an infrastructure are provided. Resource management includes datacenter byproduct management interfaces, datacenter power management, datacenter operations optimization and infrastructure resource management. Resource management facilitates using and distributing physical resources, including incidental physical resources that are generated during operation of an infrastructure, based on a threshold reserve of the physical resource associated with the operating the infrastructure. Resource management can include controlling an amount of the physical resource that is generated and an amount the physical resource that is reserved. The threshold reserve in combination with the control over generating and reserving the physical resource help identify an allocable amount of the physical resource. Physical resources of an infrastructure are quantified to support resource management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Todd R. Rawlings, Sean Michael James, David Thomas Gauthier, Ranveer Chandra, Mark B. Freeman, Lucas Neal Joppa, Brian A. Janous, Aneesh A. Mehta
  • Patent number: 10419320
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for implementing resource management for an infrastructure are provided. Resource management includes datacenter byproduct management interfaces, datacenter power management, datacenter operations optimization and infrastructure resource management. Resource management facilitates using and distributing physical resources, including incidental physical resources that are generated during operation of an infrastructure, based on a minimum threshold reserve of the physical resource associated with the operating the infrastructure. Resource management can include controlling an amount of the physical resource that is generated and an amount the physical resource that is reserved. The minimum threshold reserve in combination with the control over generating and reserving the physical resource help identify an allocable amount of the physical resource. Physical resources of an infrastructure are quantified to support resource management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Michael James, David Thomas Gauthier, Eric Clarence Peterson, Lucas Neal Joppa, Ranveer Chandra, Teddy L. Bennett, Todd R. Rawlings, Brian A. Janous
  • Patent number: 10361965
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for implementing resource management for an infrastructure are provided. Resource management includes datacenter byproduct management interfaces, datacenter power management, datacenter operations optimization and infrastructure resource management. Resource management facilitates using and distributing physical resources, including incidental physical resources that are generated during operation of an infrastructure, based on a minimum threshold reserve of the physical resource associated with the operating the infrastructure. Resource management can include controlling an amount of the physical resource that is generated and an amount the physical resource that is reserved. The minimum threshold reserve in combination with the control over generating and reserving the physical resource help identify an allocable amount of the physical resource. Physical resources of an infrastructure are quantified to support resource management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Todd R. Rawlings, Sean Michael James, David Thomas Gauthier, Ranveer Chandra, Mark B. Freeman, Lucas Neal Joppa, Brian A. Janous, Aneesh A. Mehta
  • Patent number: 10204659
    Abstract: A system includes a support member and a hard disk drive interface connector, where a first side of the hard disk drive interface connector is disposed on a first side of the support member and a second side of the hard disk drive interface connector disposed on a second side of the support member. A conduit is coupled to the support member and to a fluid inlet disposed on the first side of the support member. A fluid outlet is disposed on the first side of the support member, and a housing is coupled to the first side of the support member and defines a volume with the support member, where an interface between the housing and the first side of the support member is leak-resistant, and where the fluid inlet and fluid outlet are in fluid communication with the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Andrew Keehn, Michael Rees Helsel, David Thomas Gauthier
  • Patent number: 10188017
    Abstract: In an example, a cooling device is provided. The cooling device includes a connection block including a surface, an inlet passage, and an outlet passage. The cooling device includes a first membrane defining a first volume with a first opening at a first end thereof. The first membrane sealingly engages with the surface around the inlet passage. The cooling device includes a second membrane defining a second volume with a second opening at a second end thereof. The second membrane also defines a plurality of apertures and sealingly engages with the surface inside of the first membrane and around the outlet passage. The cooling device also includes a substrate arranged in the second membrane, is connected to the surface, and includes a heat-generating device. Coolant fluid flows into the first volume via the inlet passage, through the plurality of apertures into the second volume, and exits via the outlet passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David Thomas Gauthier, Michael Rees Helsel, Nicholas Andrew Keehn
  • Publication number: 20180352682
    Abstract: In an example, a cooling device is provided. The cooling device includes a connection block including a surface, an inlet passage, and an outlet passage. The cooling device includes a first membrane defining a first volume with a first opening at a first end thereof. The first membrane sealingly engages with the surface around the inlet passage. The cooling device includes a second membrane defining a second volume with a second opening at a second end thereof. The second membrane also defines a plurality of apertures and sealingly engages with the surface inside of the first membrane and around the outlet passage. The cooling device also includes a substrate arranged in the second membrane, is connected to the surface, and includes a heat-generating device. Coolant fluid flows into the first volume via the inlet passage, through the plurality of apertures into the second volume, and exits via the outlet passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: David Thomas GAUTHIER, Michael Rees HELSEL, Nicholas Andrew KEEHN
  • Publication number: 20180336579
    Abstract: A system estimates a future demand for resources over a first time period to build a datacenter. The resources include construction resources to construct the datacenter and computing resources for the datacenter. The system generates, based on inputs including the future demand, a first schedule of resources to build a first stage of the datacenter over the first time period. The first schedule includes fewer resources than an amount of resources capable of fulfilling the future demand. The system determines a probability of the first schedule not fulfilling the future demand and determines a risk associated with the first schedule based on the probability. The system identifies procedures to employ to mitigate the risk, including oversubscribing resources in the first schedule, lending a portion of the future demand to a peer datacenter, and leasing an additional datacenter, where the first schedule and the procedures minimize cost of building the datacenter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: David Thomas GAUTHIER, Ricardo Gouvêa BIANCHINI, Ioannis MANOUSAKIS
  • Publication number: 20180321726
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for implementing resource management for an infrastructure are provided. Resource management includes datacenter byproduct management interfaces, datacenter power management, datacenter operations optimization and infrastructure resource management. Resource management facilitates using and distributing physical resources, including incidental physical resources that are generated during operation of an infrastructure, based on a minimum threshold reserve of the physical resource associated with the operating the infrastructure. Resource management can include controlling an amount of the physical resource that is generated and an amount the physical resource that is reserved. The minimum threshold reserve in combination with the control over generating and reserving the physical resource help identify an allocable amount of the physical resource. Physical resources of an infrastructure are quantified to support resource management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Sean Michael James, David Thomas Gauthier, Eric Clarence Peterson, Lucas Neal Joppa, Ranveer Chandra, Teddy L. Bennett, Todd R. Rawlings, Brian A. Janous
  • Patent number: 10048732
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for implementing resource management for an infrastructure are provided. Resource management includes datacenter byproduct management interfaces, datacenter power management, datacenter operations optimization and infrastructure resource management. Resource management facilitates using and distributing physical resources, including incidental physical resources that are generated during operation of an infrastructure, based on a minimum threshold reserve of the physical resource associated with the operating the infrastructure. Resource management can include controlling an amount of the physical resource that is generated and an amount the physical resource that is reserved. The minimum threshold reserve in combination with the control over generating and reserving the physical resource help identify an allocable amount of the physical resource. Physical resources of an infrastructure are quantified to support resource management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Michael James, David Thomas Gauthier, Eric Clarence Peterson, Lucas Neal Joppa, Ranveer Chandra, Teddy L. Bennett, Todd R. Rawlings, Brian A. Janous
  • Patent number: 9954948
    Abstract: The description relates to personal content distribution networks. One example can identify devices that are associated with a set of users and that are proximate to a location and obtain operational information about the devices. The example can establish a PCDN for the devices at the location. The PCDN can be configured to obscure identification of the devices to entities outside the PCDN and to aggregate content that may be requested by individual users among multiple individual devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Joseph McKnight, David Thomas Gauthier