Patents by Inventor Eric Michael TUNKS

Eric Michael TUNKS 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: 10980159
    Abstract: A data processing device includes an internal volume that is electromagnetic interference (EMI) isolated and a communication system, disposed in the internal volume, that: determines a first EMI state of at least one device of devices disposed in the internal volume; makes a determination that the first EMI state is an EMI emitting state; and disables communications by the communication system using a high-speed connection while allowing the communications using a low-speed connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks, Chadwick Thomas Berry
  • Publication number: 20210059081
    Abstract: A housing device for isolating electromagnetic interference emitting (EMI) devices includes an EMI isolating enclosure and a power manager. The power manager includes a filter mounted to a first portion of the EMI isolating enclosure. The power manager further includes a path, through the EMI isolating enclosure, that is isolated from an interior of the EMI isolating enclosure. The power manager further includes a power provider adapted to provide power to the filter by obtaining the power using the path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, James Don Curlee, Eric Michael Tunks, Joshua S. Keup
  • Publication number: 20210059082
    Abstract: A housing device for isolating electromagnetic interference emitting devices includes a structural frame. The structural frame of the housing device is for housing the electromagnetic interference emitting devices. The housing device further includes an electromagnetic interference isolating enclosure. The electromagnetic interference isolating enclosure of the housing device is non-structural. The electromagnetic interference isolating enclosure of the housing device is for encapsulating the structural frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks, James Don Curlee, Joshua S. Keup
  • Publication number: 20210059080
    Abstract: A housing device for isolating electromagnetic interference emitting devices includes a structural frame for housing the electromagnetic interference emitting devices. The housing device further includes a non-structural electromagnetic interference isolating enclosure. The non-structural electromagnetic interference isolating enclosure is for encapsulating the structural frame. The non-structural electromagnetic interference isolating enclosure includes an access portion that enables the structural frame to be accessed. The access portion includes a vent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Eric Michael Tunks, Ben John Sy, James Don Curlee, Joshua S. Keup
  • Patent number: 10917996
    Abstract: A data processing device includes an internal volume divided into isolated portions and a thermal management portion. The data processing device further includes an isolator that electromagnetically isolates a first isolated portion of the isolated portions from a second isolated portion of the isolated portions. The data processing device also include a thermal bus, disposed in the thermal management portion, that thermally manages the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks
  • Publication number: 20210018546
    Abstract: A data processing device includes an internal volume that is electromagnetic interference (EMI) isolated. The data processing device further includes an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) suppressing vent that defines one wall of the internal volume. The data processing device further includes a wireless system. The wireless system includes a first portion that is disposed in the internal volume. The first portion receives network data units from EMI emitting devices disposed in the internal volume and a second portion of the wireless system. The second portion is disposed outside of the internal volume and obtains the network data units from the first portion using a wireless connection that utilizes a transmission path that traverses through the EMR suppressing vent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks
  • Publication number: 20210018445
    Abstract: A data processing device includes an internal volume that is electromagnetic interference (EMI) isolated and an optical state detector. The optical state detector obtains electromagnetic radiation from the internal volume while the internal volume is EMI isolated and makes a determination that a device disposed in the internal volume has an optical state associated with the electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks
  • Publication number: 20210018549
    Abstract: A data processing device includes an internal volume for housing devices and an isolation test system. The isolation test system makes a determination that an electromagnetic interference suppression state of the data processing device is to be determined; in response to the determination: suppresses generation of electromagnetic radiation by the devices; while the generation of the electromagnetic radiation by the devices is suppressed: identifies a quantity of second electromagnetic radiation that propagated through a boundary of the internal volume; makes a second determination, based at least in part on the quantity, that the electromagnetic interference suppression state of the data processing device is an electromagnetic interference suppression compromised state; and initiates performance of an action set to remediate the electromagnetic interference suppression compromised state of the data processing device based on the second determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks
  • Publication number: 20210022275
    Abstract: A data processing device includes an internal volume for housing electromagnetic interference emitting devices. The data processing device further includes a first electromagnetic radiation absorbing vent. The data processing device further includes a second electromagnetic radiation absorbing vent. The first electromagnetic radiation absorbing vent and the second electromagnetic radiation absorbing vent delineate a gas flow path through the internal volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks, Rene J. Salas
  • Publication number: 20210022269
    Abstract: A data processing device includes an internal volume divided into isolated portions and a thermal management portion. The data processing device further includes an isolator that electromagnetically isolates a first isolated portion of the isolated portions from a second isolated portion of the isolated portions. The data processing device also include a thermal bus, disposed in the thermal management portion, that thermally manages the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks
  • Publication number: 20210022270
    Abstract: A constrainer includes a base and two arms mechanically coupled to the base. The base and two arms receive a device while the constrainer is in a first state and, while the constrainer is transitioning from the first state to a second state and while the device is disposed in the constrainer, place the device in a predetermined orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks
  • Publication number: 20210022276
    Abstract: A data processing device includes an internal volume that is electromagnetic interference (EMI) isolated for housing EMI emitting devices, the internal volume is isolated by at least 80 decibels. The data processing device further includes a thermal management system adapted to control a flow of gas through the internal volume. The data processing device further includes a chassis, adapted to mount to a frame. The chassis includes the internal volume and the thermal management system. The thermal management system is disposed outside of the internal volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks
  • Publication number: 20210022271
    Abstract: A data processing device includes an internal volume for housing devices. The devices may be, for example, electromagnetic interference emitting devices such as cellular telephones. The data processing devices also includes a suppressor adapted to provide thermal management services to a device of the devices. Providing thermal management services to the device may include isolating the device from the devices in response to the device entering a thermally compromised state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks
  • Publication number: 20210022277
    Abstract: A data processing device includes an internal volume that is electromagnetic interference (EMI) isolated and a communication system, disposed in the internal volume, that: determines a first EMI state of at least one device of devices disposed in the internal volume; makes a determination that the first EMI state is an EMI emitting state; and disables communications by the communication system using a high-speed connection while allowing the communications using a low-speed connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks, Chadwick Thomas Berry
  • Publication number: 20210018895
    Abstract: A system for providing electromagnetic interference (EMI) suppression for data processing devices includes a frame adapted to receive a data processing device of the data processing devices. The system further includes the data processing device that includes a payload module adapted to suppress EMI from an internal volume to an ambient environment by greater than 80 decibels. The data processing device further includes the internal volume adapted to house EMI emitting devices that generate EMI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks
  • Publication number: 20210018967
    Abstract: A data processing device includes a persistent storage for storing a state repository and a state manager. The state manager updates a portion of the state repository associated with a row of devices based on states of the devices to obtain an updated state repository; makes a first determination that the portion indicates a thermal issue; in response to the first determination: makes a second determination that the thermal issue cannot be addressed using a gas flow; and in response to the second determination: modifies a power state of at least one of the devices in the row to address the thermal issue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks
  • Patent number: 10869415
    Abstract: A system for providing electromagnetic interference (EMI) suppression includes a data processing device. The data processing device includes a payload module that suppresses EMI from an internal volume to an ambient environment by greater than 90 decibels; the internal volume adapted to house EMI emitting devices that generate EMI; and an input control system disposed within the internal volume. The input control system includes a command input device translatable along axes and adapted to mechanically input commands into the EMI emitting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Ben John Sy, Eric Michael Tunks
  • Patent number: 10573329
    Abstract: Methods and systems for high frequency injection and detection for improved false acceptance reduction are disclosed. An information handling system may be configured to receive audio data and to add an identification signal to the audio data, wherein the identification signal is determined based on the audio data. The combined audio data and the identification signal may be output to a receiving device. An information handling system may also be configured to receive data that includes audio data and an identification signal that is associated with one or more frequencies in the audio data, identify the one or more frequencies in the audio data that are associated with the identification signal, and attenuate the one or more frequencies in the audio data to obtain modified audio data. The modified audio data may be output for audio processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Steven Thomas Embleton, Eric Michael Tunks
  • Publication number: 20180350376
    Abstract: Methods and systems for high frequency injection and detection for improved false acceptance reduction are disclosed. An information handling system may be configured to receive audio data and to add an identification signal to the audio data, wherein the identification signal is determined based on the audio data. The combined audio data and the identification signal may be output to a receiving device. An information handling system may also be configured to receive data that includes audio data and an identification signal that is associated with one or more frequencies in the audio data, identify the one or more frequencies in the audio data that are associated with the identification signal, and attenuate the one or more frequencies in the audio data to obtain modified audio data. The modified audio data may be output for audio processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Steven Thomas Embleton, Eric Michael Tunks
  • Patent number: 9857856
    Abstract: A method determines power supply unit configurations in an information handling system. The method includes determining, via a controller, a first amount of power required to operate functional components of the IHS. A history table is retrieved containing a plurality of power supply unit (PSU) configurations and PSU data. The method further includes determining if the history table contains a first PSU configuration corresponding to the first amount of power. In response to determining that the history table contains the first PSU configuration corresponding to the first amount of power, the PSUs identified as active mode PSUs in the first PSU configuration are triggered to be in an active mode and operating at the corresponding percentage load and the PSUs identified as sleep mode PSUs in the first PSU configuration are triggered to be in a sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Dinesh Kunnathur Ragupathi, Alaric Joaquim Narcissius Silveira, Eric Michael Tunks, John Ervin Jenne