Patents by Inventor Domhnaill Hernon

Domhnaill Hernon 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: 20150222964
    Abstract: It is disclosed a wireless sensing device comprising a vibration sensor configured to detect a mechanical vibration and to generate an electric signal in response to the mechanical vibration. The device also comprises a transceiver suitable for establishing a wireless connection between the wireless sensing device and a remote device. The transceiver is configured to receive at least a portion of the electric signal from the vibration sensor and, depending on the intensity of electric signal portion, to switch on and transmit a radio signal to the remote device. The radio signal is suitable for triggering a consequent action at the remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Domhnaill Hernon, Christophe Grangeat, Markus Berg, Ronan Frizzell
  • Publication number: 20150075752
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing transfer of a heat load between a heat source and a heat receiver includes a female part configured to be fixed to the heat source or the heat receiver and a male part configured to be fixed to the other of the heat source or the heat receiver. The female part includes a female structure. The male part includes a male structure. The male part and the female part are configured to form a heat transfer surface for the heat load therebetween when the male part is placed in the female part. Structures are configured to provide a heat transfer surface that increases with the temperature, so as to increase the heat load transfer between the structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Oliver Taheny, Domhnaill Hernon
  • Publication number: 20140290925
    Abstract: A heat sink comprising a base, fins attached to the base and a flow diverter in contact with the base or at least one of the fins. The flow diverter has a rectangular cross-sectional profile in a plane that is coplanar with and elevated above a plane of the base and spanning the entire separation distance, and, a segment of the flow diverter is angled towards the base to direct the fluid flow towards the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Domhnaill Hernon, Marc Hodes, Alan Lyons, Alan O'Loughlin, Shankar Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20140262194
    Abstract: A heat sink comprising a base, fins attached to the base and a flow diverter in contact with the base or at least one of the fins. The flow diverter has a rectangular cross-sectional profile in a plane that is coplanar with and elevated above a plane of the base and spanning the entire separation distance, and, a segment of the flow diverter is angled towards the base to direct the fluid flow towards the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Domhnaill Hernon, Marc Hodes, Alan Lyons, Alan O'Loughlin, Shankar Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20140165597
    Abstract: The battery thermal management device includes a thermally conductive structure and a thermoelectric module. The thermally conductive structure is coupleable to a battery and operable to provide a thermal path between the battery and the thermoelectric module. The thermoelectric module is operable to transfer heat between itself and the thermally conductive structure thereby maintaining temperature of the battery within a desired range. Such a device can allow battery temperature management in an industrial deployment without requiring use of a battery enclosure and active cooling mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: ALCATEL-LUCENT
    Inventors: Domhnaill Hernon, Oliver Taheny, Liam McGarry
  • Publication number: 20130299148
    Abstract: A heat sink includes a base and a heat exchange element coupled to the base. The heat exchange element includes a foam structure that is coupled to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Domhnaill Hernon, Alan Lyons, Shankar Krishnan, Marc Hodes, Alan O'Loughlin
  • Publication number: 20120279683
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a rack having one or more shelves, a plurality of electronics circuit boards and heat conduits and a cooler. Each board is held by one of the one or more shelves, some of the boards having a localized heat source thereon. Each heat conduit forms a heat conducting path over and adjacent to a particular one of the boards from a region adjacent to the heat source thereon to a connection zone, the zone being remote from the heat source. The cooler is located on a side of the rack and coupled to the zones such that heat is transferable from the paths to the cooler. The cooler is configured to flow a cooling fluid therein to cool localized thermal interfaces at the cooler, each interface being adjacent to and at a corresponding one of the zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Susanne Arney, Jen-Hau Cheng, John Daly, Domhnaill Hernon, Marc S. Hodes, Christian Joncourt, Paul R. Kolodner, Krishna-Murty Kota-Venkata, Alan Lyons, Todd R. Salamon, William Scofield, Maria E. Simon, Oliver Taheny
  • Patent number: 7961462
    Abstract: Use of vortex generators to improve efficacy of heat sinks used to cool telecommunications, electrical and electro-optical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Domhnaill Hernon
  • Patent number: 7929306
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and system are provided for heat dissipation in a bank of circuit components using heat pipes and/or vapor chambers, wherein the heat pipes and/or vapor chambers efficiently transport heat away from high heat components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Domhnaill Hernon, Todd R. Salamon
  • Publication number: 20100302730
    Abstract: Use of vortex generators to improve efficacy of heat sinks used to cool telecommunications, electrical and electro-optical components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Domhnaill Hernon
  • Publication number: 20100246128
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and system are provided for heat dissipation in a bank of circuit components using heat pipes and/or vapor chambers, wherein the heat pipes and/or vapor chambers efficiently transport heat away from high heat components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Domhnaill Hernon, Todd R. Salamon
  • Publication number: 20090321046
    Abstract: A heat sink includes a base and fins attached to the base. A flow diverter is in contact with the base or at least one of the fins and is configured to disturb a laminar flow region of a fluid flowing adjacent to at least one of the fins or the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Domhnaill Hernon, Marc Hodes, Alan Lyons, Alan O'Loughlin, Shankar Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20090321044
    Abstract: A heat sink includes a surface and a first active element connected to the surface. The first active element is configured to move from a first position relative to the surface to a second position relative to the surface. The movement alters the heat transfer characteristics of the heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Domhnaill Hernon, Marc Hodes, Alan Lyons, Alan O'Loughlin, Shankar Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20090321045
    Abstract: A heat sink includes a base and a heat exchange element monolithically connected to the base. The heat exchange element has a surface that at least partially bounds first and second paths through the heat exchange element. The surface forms an upper boundary of the first and second paths and includes an opening therethrough connecting the first and second paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Domhnaill Hernon, Marc Hodes, Alan Lyons, Alan O'Loughlin, Shankar Krishnan