Patents by Inventor George Ross

George Ross 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: 9723762
    Abstract: A data center includes heat producing components and an air handling system that provides reduced relative humidity air to cool the heat producing components. The air handling system includes a thermal storage unit that removes thermal energy from incoming air under a given set of ambient air conditions and releases thermal energy into incoming air under another set of ambient air conditions. Under the given set of ambient air conditions, the thermal storage unit cools the incoming air and causes water vapor to condense out of the incoming air. Under the other set of ambient air conditions, the thermal storage unit releases thermal energy into the incoming air, thus heating the incoming air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter George Ross, Osvaldo P. Morales
  • Patent number: 9694451
    Abstract: A computer system includes a circuit board assembly and a chassis. The circuit board assembly includes a circuit board and one or more heat producing components coupled to the circuit board. At least one of the heat producing components includes an exposed surface. The chassis includes one or more mounting portions that are coupled to the circuit board and support the circuit board. The chassis also includes one or more heat spreading portions. The heat spreading portions couple to exposed surfaces of one or more heat producing components on the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter George Ross
  • Patent number: 9698529
    Abstract: A cable holder includes a holder body and cable-holding portions that couple with one or more cables. The cable-holding portions hold portions of two or more cables in a predetermined spacing and arrangement with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Schow, Peter George Ross
  • Publication number: 20170176029
    Abstract: A system for passively exhausting air from a structure includes at least one pair of modules arranged on a roof of the structure. Each module has an exhaust face on one side and a sloped surface on the opposite side, and can receive exhaust air that flows upward from inside the structure. The modules can be arranged in pairs facing one another, with one of the sloped surfaces facing a direction of an environmental flow of air, so that the environmental air can flow up the sloped surface of one module and down the sloped surface of the other module without impinging on the exhaust faces of either module. The pairs can also be arranged side-by-side in an array, which can be expanded with additional pairs of modules to exhaust from the structure at a greater rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Robert David Wilding, Peter George Ross, Geri-Ann Quinlivan, Alan Donald Gillooly, Sean Patrick Abbott
  • Patent number: 9661778
    Abstract: Deployable barriers are reversibly deployed in a data center hall to partition the data center. The hall is partitioned into an operational area, where rack computer systems are installed, a non-operational area, and a staging area where support infrastructure is at least partially installed. A barrier can be collapsed to incorporate the staging area into the operational area, thereby expanding the operational area, when rack computer systems are to be installed in the staging area. A barrier deployed in the non-operational area establishes another staging area. A barrier includes a deployment mechanism which extends through a space in the data center to enable a partition to be extended to partition the hall. The barrier can be mounted and deployed on support infrastructure, so that the deployed barrier and a side portion of the support infrastructure collectively partition the hall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter George Ross, Timothy Logan Sadler
  • Patent number: 9638583
    Abstract: A virtual temperature monitoring system in a data center communicates with servers mounted in racks to receive internal temperature data generated by internal temperature sensors of the servers. The system derives a virtual sensor measurement of external temperatures external to the server, including a portion of a cold aisle that extends proximate to a rack in which the server is mounted, based upon a relationship between the received internal temperature sensors and the external environment. Sensor data from other sensors can be received via a building management system, and building management signals to the building management system can be generated based at least partially on the virtual sensor data. The virtual sensor data can be used to generate a graphical representation of the servers that highlights relative thermal characteristics of the servers based on the virtual external sensor measurements, including heat indices, excursions beyond thresholds, historical excursion histories, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter George Ross, Adolfo Bravo Ferreira, Richard Chadwick Towner
  • Patent number: 9585289
    Abstract: A system for cooling heat producing components in a building includes a duct coupled to a room of the building and one or more air moving devices. The duct includes a constricted section. The air moving devices move air through the constricted section of the duct such that water in the air is converted from water vapor to water droplets. The water droplets are carried downstream from the constricted section in a two-phase mixture comprising air and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter George Ross, William Charles Bauerle, Alan Donald Gillooly, Christopher Alon Goodnow
  • Patent number: 9537291
    Abstract: An elevated automatic transfer switch (ATS) cabinet provides modular and incremental power support redundancy to a set of electrical loads which reduces capital waste and increases the floor space which can be occupied by electrical loads. The cabinet includes a mounting element which can be coupled to a free-standing structure proximate to the floor space, so that the cabinet is supported by the structure in an elevated position and is freed from occupying floor space. The cabinet includes slots in which separate ATS modules can be installed via blind mate connections, thereby enabling modular and incremental installation of ATS support capacity in the cabinet based on incremental installation of electrical loads. The cabinet can physically couple with power cables extending from separate electrical loads, so that the cabinet electrically couples ATS modules to electrical loads independently of branch circuits between the cabinet and the electrical loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert David Wilding, Peter George Ross, Faran Harold Kaplan, John William Eichelberg
  • Publication number: 20160350254
    Abstract: A system for storing data includes a rack, one or more data storage modules coupled to the rack, and one or more data control modules coupled to the rack. The data storage modules may include a chassis, two or more backplanes coupled to the chassis, and one or more mass storage devices (for example, hard disk drives) coupled to the backplanes. The data control modules may access the mass storage devices in the data storage modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: DARIN LEE FRINK, PETER GEORGE ROSS
  • Publication number: 20160309610
    Abstract: A system for performing computing operations includes a rack, one or more shelves coupled to the rack, and two or more computing modules. Each computing module may include a chassis, one or more circuit board assemblies in a primarily vertical orientation, and one or more hard disk drives in a primarily vertical orientation. The circuit board assemblies and the hard disk drives are coupled to the chassis of the computing module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: PETER GEORGE ROSS, DARIN LEE FRINK
  • Patent number: 9473309
    Abstract: A system for providing security services to a mobile device where the mobile device is in communication with a public network through a first network path that is subject to interference by a third party. The system includes a security server and a private network. The security server is operative to communicate with the mobile device through the private network. The security server is also operative to communicate with the public network through a second network path that is less susceptible to the interference by the third party than is the first network path. The security server communicates with the public network through the second network path to provide security services to the mobile device that are delivered over the private network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, Certicom Corp.
    Inventors: Sean Alexander Courtney, Matthew John Campagna, George Ross Staikos, Alexander Truskovsky
  • Publication number: 20160302328
    Abstract: A system for cooling heat producing components in a building includes a duct coupled to a room of the building and one or more air moving devices. The duct includes a constricted section. The air moving devices move air through the constricted section of the duct such that water in the air is converted from water vapor to water droplets. The water droplets are carried downstream from the constricted section in a two-phase mixture comprising air and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter George Ross, William Charles Bauerle, Alan Donald Gillooly, Christopher Alon Goodnow
  • Patent number: 9448608
    Abstract: Systems and methods for handling battery backup resources in a computer system differently in certain situations, such as catastrophic events, based upon an assigned layer of the datacenter components to which the battery backup resource provides backup power. The layer can be based, for example, on criticality of the resource to the system. Less critical layers can shed load or gracefully shut down to respond to the event, and the battery resources can be reallocated or reconfigured to provide battery power to the more critical layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael David Marr, Peter George Ross, David Edward Bryan, Samuel J. McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20160262283
    Abstract: A system for providing computing resources includes a mounting bar and one or more computing devices supported on the mounting bar. The computing devices are coupled to the mounting bar such that the computing devices can slide along the mounting bar from one position to another while the computing devices remains in service and installed on the mounting bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: CHARLES D. PHILLIPS, PETER GEORGE ROSS, DARIN LEE FRINK
  • Patent number: 9411525
    Abstract: A system for storing data includes a rack, one or more data storage modules coupled to the rack, and one or more data control modules coupled to the rack. The data storage modules may include a chassis, two or more backplanes coupled to the chassis, and one or more mass storage devices (for example, hard disk drives) coupled to the backplanes. The data control modules may access the mass storage devices in the data storage modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darin Lee Frink, Peter George Ross
  • Patent number: 9414531
    Abstract: A modular computing system for a data center includes one or more data center modules including rack computer systems. An electrical module is coupled to the data center modules and provides electrical power to computer systems in the data center modules. The data center modules do not include any internal active cooling systems and cannot be coupled with any external active cooling systems. A data center module directs ambient air to flow into intake air plenums extending along intake sides of the rows of racks, through the rows of racks into exhaust plenums extending along exhaust sides of the rows of racks, and out into the ambient environment to cool computer systems in the racks. Directed airflow can be lateral, vertical, at least partially driven by air buoyancy gradients, at least partially induced by air moving devices internal to computer systems in the rows of racks, thereof, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Chadwick Towner, Kraig Knight, John William Eichelberg, Peter George Ross
  • Patent number: 9398809
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for transmitting wallboard content from a wallboard content server to an interactive wallboard through a data interface hub, said interactive wallboard movable from a home position to an away position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: George Ross
  • Patent number: 9380729
    Abstract: A system for performing computing operations includes a rack, one or more shelves coupled to the rack, and two or more computing modules. Each computing module may include a chassis, one or more circuit board assemblies in a primarily vertical orientation, and one or more hard disk drives in a primarily vertical orientation. The circuit board assemblies and the hard disk drives are coupled to the chassis of the computing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter George Ross, Darin Lee Frink
  • Patent number: 9372516
    Abstract: A system for cooling heat producing components in a building includes a duct coupled to a room of the building and one or more air moving devices. The duct includes a constricted section. The air moving devices move air through the constricted section of the duct such that water in the air is converted from water vapor to water droplets. The water droplets are carried downstream from the constricted section in a two-phase mixture comprising air and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter George Ross, William Charles Bauerle, Alan Donald Gillooly, Christopher Alon Goodnow
  • Patent number: 9357681
    Abstract: A data center row infrastructure module enables rapid deployment of a computing room enclosure for computer systems that provides intake air circulation to, and exhaust air removal from, the computer systems in the enclosure. The data center row infrastructure module includes free-standing exhaust plenum structures encompassing opposite sides of the enclosure and a plenum module spanning a top end of the enclosure between the free-standing exhaust plenum structures. Each free-standing exhaust plenum structure includes an internal exhaust air plenum that directs exhaust air received from the enclosure through an exhaust air outlet on a top end of the free-standing exhaust plenum structure. The plenum module establishes a bottom end of a cooling air plenum above and separate from the enclosure and between the free-standing exhaust plenum structures. Some plenum modules can direct cooling air directly to the enclosure as intake air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter George Ross, Matthew Thomas Phillips, Alan Donald Gillooly, Paul Andrew Churnock