Patents by Inventor Edmond I. Bailey

Edmond I. 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).

  • Patent number: 10917998
    Abstract: A liquid cooled information handling system (LC_IHS) includes a first liquid cooled node coupled to a first chassis. The LC_IHS further includes a supply conduit in fluid communication with the first chassis to cool a first liquid cooled node. The supply conduit includes a plurality of fluid paths configured such that when a first fluid path of the plurality of fluid paths is interrupted, cooling of the first liquid cooled node continues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Austin Michael Shelnutt, Travis C. North, Christopher M. Helberg, Steven Embleton, Edmond I. Bailey, James D. Curlee
  • Patent number: 10823439
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a controller may include one or more environmental sensor inputs configured to receive data from one or more environmental sensors integral to an information handling system and a microcontroller unit communicatively coupled to the one or more environmental sensor inputs. The microcontroller unit may be configured to monitor the one or more environmental sensor inputs for one or more reliability-impacting events affecting or likely to affect operability of the information handling system and in response to an occurrence of a reliability-impacting event, apply an event-based policy affecting operation of one or more components of the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Austin M. Shelnutt, Edmond I. Bailey, John R. Stuewe, Steven Embleton
  • Patent number: 10776526
    Abstract: A mobile data storage system includes a volumetric container of a mobile data center having IT equipment operating therein and an on-board high capacity storage (HCS). A storage compartment is configured within the container and is accessible from an exterior of the container. The storage compartment includes a plurality of individual storage slots each providing a docking port for connecting a removable data storage device (RDSD). At least one RDSD is inserted into a first storage slot of the plurality of storage slots. The RDSD facilitates rapid transfer of data to the MDC from edge data acquisition systems and to a data center facility. A management information handling system (IHS) is communicatively coupled to the HCS and to each docking port. The management IHS is configured to detect insertion of an RDSD into a docking port and coordinate a transfer of data from the RDSD to the HCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Austin M. Shelnutt, Edmond I. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10743436
    Abstract: A lightweight server (LWS) chassis includes a chassis base having structural configuration that enables placement of the LWS chassis in a nested, stacked configuration with a second LWS chassis placed atop the LWS chassis and a third LWS chassis placed below the LWS chassis. Multiple LWS chasses can be stacked in a vertical space whose height is less than a sum of individual heights of each of the multiple LWS chasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Edmond I. Bailey, Walter Carver
  • Publication number: 20200146188
    Abstract: A liquid cooled information handling system (LC_IHS) incudes a first liquid cooled node coupled to a first chassis. The LC_IHS further includes a supply conduit in fluid communication with the first chassis to cool a first liquid cooled node. The supply conduit includes a plurality of fluid paths configured such that when a first fluid path of the plurality of fluid paths is interrupted, cooling of the first liquid cooled node continues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: AUSTIN MICHAEL SHELNUTT, TRAVIS C. NORTH, CHRISTOPHER M. HELBERG, STEVEN EMBLETON, EDMOND I. BAILEY, JAMES D. CURLEE
  • Patent number: 10617042
    Abstract: A direct-interface liquid-cooled (DL) Rack Information Handling System (RIHS) includes liquid cooled (LC) nodes each comprising a chassis received in a respective chassis-receiving bay of a rack and containing heat-generating functional components. Each LC node is configured with a system of conduits to receive direct injection of cooling liquid to regulate the ambient temperature of the node and provide cooling to the functional components inside the node by removing heat generated by the heat-generating functional components. A cooling subsystem has a liquid rail formed by more than one node-to-node, Modular Liquid Distribution (MLD) conduits, each including first and second terminal connections attached on opposite ends of a central conduit that can be rack-unit dimensioned. The MLD conduits seal to and enable fluid transfer between a port of a selected LC node and a port of an adjacent LC node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Austin Michael Shelnutt, Travis C. North, Christopher M. Helberg, Steven Embleton, Edmond I. Bailey, James D. Curlee
  • Patent number: 10555440
    Abstract: An apparatus, an information handling system (IHS) and a method for supporting air flow management in a rack includes attaching a baffle made of a non-porous material with vertically-spaced apertures or air flow directing (AFD) sections with flanges that direct cooling air flow from heat dissipating electronic components of the rack towards a rear of the rack. The baffle is attached to a rear section of a chassis of the IHS. The baffle provides physical separation of (i) a cold aisle located towards a front section of the rack and the electronic components inserted into the rack chassis from (ii) a hot aisle located towards a rear of the rack. The flanges of the AFD section folds inward towards the electronic components to create a funnel for receiving a flow of cooling air from the hot aisle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Edmond I. Bailey, Steven Embleton, Rene J. Salas
  • Publication number: 20190332822
    Abstract: A mobile data storage system includes a volumetric container of a mobile data center having IT equipment operating therein and an on-board high capacity storage (HCS). A storage compartment is configured within the container and is accessible from an exterior of the container. The storage compartment includes a plurality of individual storage slots each providing a docking port for connecting a removable data storage device (RDSD). At least one RDSD is inserted into a first storage slot of the plurality of storage slots. The RDSD facilitates rapid transfer of data to the MDC from edge data acquisition systems and to a data center facility. A management information handling system (IHS) is communicatively coupled to the HCS and to each docking port. The management IHS is configured to detect insertion of an RDSD into a docking port and coordinate a transfer of data from the RDSD to the HCS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: AUSTIN M. SHELNUTT, EDMOND I. BAILEY
  • Publication number: 20190335625
    Abstract: A system includes a volumetric container having a first aft-facing wall and configured with an information technology (IT) compartment. The container is designed for placement on a trailer capable of being moved in at least an aft-facing direction at different velocities. The container includes at least one heat generating information technology (IT) equipment that operates to provide large scale data computation when provided with a flow of cooling air sufficient to maintain the IT equipment below a maximum operating temperature value. An air intake opening placed in the aft-facing wall provides an air intake path at which exterior air ingresses into the container at a high velocity to provide a flow of cooling air through the IT compartment, maintaining the ambient condition required by the heat generating IT equipment to continue large scale data processing whenever the container is moving in the aft-facing direction at a minimum threshold velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: AUSTIN M. SHELNUTT, EDMOND I. BAILEY, TY R. SCHMITT, MARK M. BAILEY
  • Publication number: 20190332149
    Abstract: A method for implementing power capping in a velocity cooled (VC) mobile data center (MDC). A management information handling system (IHS) applies a power cap for all power consuming components of the VC MDC based, in part, on the detected velocity of the VC MDC. The detected velocity is compared to an outside air cooling threshold velocity. In response to the detected velocity being below the outside air cooling threshold velocity, a first power cap is selected, based on the detected velocity being below the outside air cooling threshold velocity. In response to the detected velocity being at or above the outside air cooling threshold velocity, a second, higher, power cap is selected, based in part on the detected velocity being at or above the outside air cooling threshold velocity. Power capping is implemented to conserve available onboard power for IT equipment processing, based on availability of ram air cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: AUSTIN M. SHELNUTT, EDMOND I. BAILEY
  • Publication number: 20190335626
    Abstract: A method for cooling IT equipment of a velocity cooled (VC) mobile data center (MDC) includes: determining if a velocity of the VC MDC is above a minimum threshold velocity that enables ram air cooling of IT equipment within the VC MDC; and in response to the velocity not being above the minimum threshold velocity, activating a secondary cooling source to provide a flow of cooling air across the IT equipment within the VC MDC, the flow of cooling air supplementing the ram air cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: AUSTIN M. SHELNUTT, EDMOND I. BAILEY
  • Patent number: 10440863
    Abstract: A system includes a volumetric container having a first aft-facing wall and configured with an information technology (IT) compartment. The container is designed for placement on a trailer capable of being moved in at least an aft-facing direction at different velocities. The container includes at least one heat generating information technology (IT) equipment that operates to provide large scale data computation when provided with a flow of cooling air sufficient to maintain the IT equipment below a maximum operating temperature value. An air intake opening placed in the aft-facing wall provides an air intake path at which exterior air ingresses into the container at a high velocity to provide a flow of cooling air through the IT compartment, maintaining the ambient condition required by the heat generating IT equipment to continue large scale data processing whenever the container is moving in the aft-facing direction at a minimum threshold velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Austin M. Shelnutt, Edmond I. Bailey, Ty R. Schmitt, Mark M. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20190286198
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a chassis of an HIS includes manufacturing a chassis having a base panel with an upper chassis surface. The method further includes attaching at least one resilient component to the upper chassis surface and that upwardly presents an adhesive surface to fixedly engage and to provide vibration damping for a storage drive that is inserted on the adhesive surface during assembly of the IHS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: DANIEL ALVARADO, EDMOND I. BAILEY
  • Patent number: 10368468
    Abstract: A ram air system for cooling information handling systems (IHSs) in a mobile data center includes a volumetric container having a first aft-facing wall, the container designed for placement on a trailer capable of being moved in at least an aft-facing direction. At least one heat generating information technology (IT) equipment is positioned within the enclosure. The container is configured with an air intake opening placed in the aft-facing wall providing an intake path for exterior air to ingress into the container at a high velocity to provide a flow of cooling air that cools the at least one heat generating IT equipment while the trailer is moving in the forward/aft direction. An air intake damper is positioned within the air intake opening and is capable of being selectively positioned in one of a plurality of air intake positions, ranging from a fully open position to a fully closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Austin M. Shelnutt, Edmond I. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10368469
    Abstract: A velocity cooled (VC) mobile data center (MDC) utilizes exhaust/residual heat to preheat cooling air. The MDC includes a volumetric container with heat generating information technology (IT) equipment positioned therein, having a minimum operating temperature. The MDC includes a ram air based cooling subsystem that provides a flow of outside cooling air to cool the IT equipment when the MDC is mobile. An engine of the transport vehicle connected to the container generates exhaust/residual heat during operation. The MDC includes an exhaust heat re-routing subsystem, fluidly coupled to the container, and which channels the exhaust heat from the transport vehicle engine towards the container to provide additional heating of ingested ram air to bring the ambient temperature of the IT equipment up to within the specific range of operating temperatures, above the minimum operating temperature. A flow control mechanism selectively opened or closed to direct the exhaust heat flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Austin M. Shelnutt, Edmond I. Bailey, Kevin W. Mundt
  • Patent number: 10362705
    Abstract: An information handling system (IHS) includes a lightweight server chassis having a surface that includes a plurality of slots formed within the chassis surface. Each slot is sized to receive a specific compute component of a plurality of different compute components that collectively provide a fully functional IHS. In one embodiment, at least one slot that is formed within the chassis surface is sized to receive a respective one of the more than one type of compute component of a plurality of different compute components. Thereby, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) can flexibly ship at least portions of the IHS to an end user destination for possible downstream reconfiguration and assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Edmond I. Bailey, Walter Carver
  • Patent number: 10345873
    Abstract: An information handling system (IHS) includes user selectable compute components including a storage drive. A chassis includes a base panel having an upper chassis surface. At least one resilient component is coupled to the upper chassis surface. An upwardly presented adhesive surface on one or more of the at least one resilient component can fixedly engage and provide vibration damping for a vibration-susceptible compute component that is inserted during provisioning or later modification or repair of the IHS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel Alvarado, Edmond I. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10314206
    Abstract: A velocity cooled (VC) mobile data center (MDC) includes a volumetric container having an air intake opening providing an air intake path for exterior air to ingress into the container at a high velocity to provide a flow of cooling air that cools the heat generating IT equipment operating within the VC MDC while the MDC is mobile. An air intake damper is positioned within the air intake opening and can be selectively positioned between a fully opened position to a fully closed position. The VC MDC includes an air handling unit (AHU) configurable to operate in a standby mode or an active mode, ranging from providing minimal airflow to providing maximum airflow. The level of operation of the IT equipment and the amount of cooling provided by the AHU is controlled, based, in part, on a velocity of the VC MDC and resulting amount of cooling air being ingested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Austin M. Shelnutt, Edmond I. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10238010
    Abstract: A Rack Information Handling System (RIHS) has more than one liquid cooled (LC) node containing heat-generating functional components, each LC node configured with a system of conduits to receive cooling liquid to regulate the ambient temperature of the node and provide cooling to the functional components inside the node by removing heat generated by the heat-generating functional components. A liquid control subsystem includes electrically-actuated control valves that selectively distribute cooling liquid to LC nodes each comprising a chassis received in a respective chassis-receiving bay of a rack. Liquid sensors detect a parameter of the liquid control subsystem. A liquid controller communicatively coupled to the electrically-actuated control valves and the liquid sensors detect a rack-level liquid event based at least in part on the parameter and communicates to any LC node that is affected by the rack-level liquid event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Austin Michael Shelnutt, Edmond I. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10194562
    Abstract: A dew point of air entering an information handling system is determined based on the temperature and humidity of the air. Also determined is a temperature of facility cooling water entering the information handling system. A condensation mitigation procedure is activated if a difference between the temperature of the facility cooling water and the dew point temperature is less than a first threshold value. The condensation mitigation procedure includes reducing a flow-rate of the facility cooling water to a liquid manifold using a valve. The liquid manifold is in thermally-conductive contact with a heat-generating component included at the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Austin M. Shelnutt, Edmond I. Bailey, John R. Stuewe