Patents by Inventor David William Grunow

David William Grunow 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: 9261924
    Abstract: Heat pipe assemblies for Information Handling Systems (IHSs). In some embodiments, an IHS may comprise a motherboard including a Central Processing Unit (CPU); a cooling system coupled to the motherboard, the cooling system including a heat pipe, the CPU coupled to a first side of the heat pipe; and a daughterboard coupled to the motherboard and including a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) coupled to a second side of the heat pipe. In other embodiments, a method may include providing a motherboard including a CPU; coupling a cooling system to the motherboard, the cooling system including a heat pipe, the CPU coupled to a first side of the heat pipe; and coupling a daughterboard to the motherboard, the daughterboard including a GPU coupled to a second side of the heat pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: DELL INC.
    Inventors: David William Grunow, Daniel William Kehoe, Matthew B. Mendelow
  • Publication number: 20150062802
    Abstract: Heat pipe assemblies for Information Handling Systems (IHSs). In some embodiments, an IHS may comprise a motherboard including a Central Processing Unit (CPU); a cooling system coupled to the motherboard, the cooling system including a heat pipe, the CPU coupled to a first side of the heat pipe; and a daughterboard coupled to the motherboard and including a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) coupled to a second side of the heat pipe. In other embodiments, a method may include providing a motherboard including a CPU; coupling a cooling system to the motherboard, the cooling system including a heat pipe, the CPU coupled to a first side of the heat pipe; and coupling a daughterboard to the motherboard, the daughterboard including a GPU coupled to a second side of the heat pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: David William Grunow, Daniel William Kehoe, Matthew B. Mendelow
  • Patent number: 7815228
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for damping vibration of an elastic member within a latch for securing a top panel to a base of an information handling system (IHS) includes an elastic member with a first end and a second end, the first end attached to a fixed portion of the top panel. The latch may further include a body attachable to the top panel, the body defining a cavity for receiving the elastic member, wherein the body further comprises a movable anchor for attaching the second end of the elastic member and a raised portion, wherein the raised portion is in contact with the elastic member within the cavity to damp vibration of the elastic member. The latch further includes an actuation tab coupled to the body to engage the body in a movable position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: David William Grunow, Richard C. Sohaney, Faiza Hassan, Anil Damani
  • Patent number: 7639491
    Abstract: An optical drive apparatus includes a drive tray including an optical drive mechanism, whereby the drive tray is operable to be inserted directly into an information handling system drive bay free of a drive chassis. An information handling system chassis may be provided that accepts the optical drive apparatus and couples the optical drive apparatus to the information handling system without the need of a drive chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Mundt, David William Grunow, Faiza Hassan, Scott Koester, Reynold L. Liao, Jefferson Wirtz
  • Publication number: 20090115197
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system, apparatus, and method for damping vibration of an elastic member within a latch for securing a top panel to a base of an information handling system (IHS) wherein the latch includes an elastic member with a first end and a second end, the first end attached to a fixed portion of the top panel. The latch may further include a body attachable to the top panel, the body defining a cavity for receiving the elastic member, wherein the body further comprises a movable anchor for attaching the second end of the elastic member and a raised portion, wherein the raised portion is in contact with the elastic member within the cavity to damp vibration of the elastic member and an actuation tab coupled to the body to engage the body in a movable position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: David William Grunow, Richard C. Sohaney, Faiza Hassan, Anil Damani
  • Patent number: 6687120
    Abstract: A computer system includes a speaker-antenna assembly in the base of the system. Multiple speaker-antenna assemblies are situated in spaced apart relationship in the base in one embodiment. This provides both audio separation and isolation between the antennas for space and frequency diversity operation. By locating the speaker and antenna in a common assembly, substantial space savings are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chuck Hood, David William Grunow
  • Publication number: 20030072131
    Abstract: A computer system includes a speaker-antenna assembly in the base of the system. Multiple speaker-antenna assemblies are situated in spaced apart relationship in the base in one embodiment. This provides both audio separation and isolation between the antennas for space and frequency diversity operation. By locating the speaker and antenna in a common assembly, substantial space savings are achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Applicant: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Chuck Hood, David William Grunow
  • Patent number: 6259601
    Abstract: A docking device for a portable computer including an enclosure having a support surface for supporting a portable computer thereon. An orifice plate is attached to the enclosure adjacent to the support surface. The orifice plate includes a plurality of orifices formed therethrough and the orifice plate is recessed with respect to the support surface. An air duct including an outlet portion is attached to an interior portion of the enclosure adjacent to the orifice plate. A blower is attached to an inlet portion of the air duct. The blower is operable to pressurize the air duct such that air is expelled through the orifices. The embodiments of the present disclosure reduce the skin temperature of the computer and the operating temperature of heat generating internal components. In addition, the processor can be operated at higher speeds for longer periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Dell USA, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Jaggers, Cassius Joseph Mullen, David William Grunow