Patents by Inventor Gerald Aigner

Gerald Aigner 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: 20190056130
    Abstract: A method of providing cooled air to electronic equipment includes capturing heated air from a volume containing electronic equipment, cooling the heated air by more than fifteen degrees Celsius in an air-to-water heat exchanger, and supplying cooling water to the air-to-water heat exchanger at a temperature above a dew point temperature of the heated air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew B. Carlson, William H. Whitted, Jimmy Clidaras, William Hamburgen, Gerald Aigner, Donald L. Beaty
  • Patent number: 10107510
    Abstract: A method of providing cooled air to electronic equipment includes capturing heated air from a volume containing electronic equipment, cooling the heated air by more than fifteen degrees Celsius in an air-to-water heat exchanger, and supplying cooling water to the air-to-water heat exchanger at a temperature above a dew point temperature of the heated air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew B. Carlson, William H. Whitted, Jimmy Clidaras, William Hamburgen, Gerald Aigner, Donald L. Beaty
  • Publication number: 20180224141
    Abstract: A method of providing cooled air to electronic equipment includes capturing heated air from a volume containing electronic equipment, cooling the heated air by more than fifteen degrees Celsius in an air-to-water heat exchanger, and supplying cooling water to the air-to-water heat exchanger at a temperature above a dew point temperature of the heated air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew B. Carlson, William H. Whitted, Jimmy Clidaras, William Hamburgen, Gerald Aigner, Donald L. Beaty
  • Patent number: 9970670
    Abstract: A method of providing cooled air to electronic equipment includes capturing heated air from a volume containing electronic equipment, cooling the heated air by more than fifteen degrees Celsius in an air-to-water heat exchanger, and supplying cooling water to the air-to-water heat exchanger at a temperature above a dew point temperature of the heated air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew B. Carlson, William H. Whitted, Jimmy Clidaras, William Hamburgen, Gerald Aigner, Donald L. Beaty
  • Patent number: 9565783
    Abstract: Modular data centers with modular components suitable for use with rack or shelf mount computing systems, for example, are disclosed. The modular center generally includes a modular computing module including an intermodal shipping container and computing systems mounted within the container and configured to be shipped and operated within the container and a temperature control system for maintaining the air temperature surrounding the computing systems. The intermodal shipping container may be configured in accordance to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) container manufacturing standards or otherwise configured with respect to height, length, width, weight, and/or lifting points of the container for transport via an intermodal transport infrastructure. The modular design enables the modules to be cost effectively built at a factory and easily transported to and deployed at a data center site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Whitted, Gerald Aigner
  • Patent number: 8743543
    Abstract: A computer system may include a connecting hub having a plurality of docking regions and be configured to provide to each docking region electrical power, a data network interface, a cooling fluid supply and a cooling fluid return; and a plurality of shipping containers that each enclose a modular computing environment that incrementally adds computing power to the system. Each shipping container may include a) a plurality of processing units coupled to the data network interface, each of which include a microprocessor; b) a heat exchanger configured to remove heat generated by the plurality of processing units by circulating cooling fluid from the supply through the heat exchanger and discharging it into the return; and c) docking members configured to releaseably couple to the connecting hub at one of the docking regions to receive electrical power, connect to the data network interface, and receive and discharge cooling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Clidaras, William Whitted, William Hamburgen, Montgomery Sykora, Winnie Leung, Gerald Aigner, Donald L. Beaty
  • Publication number: 20140122906
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated method and computer program products involve a highly efficient uninterruptible power distribution architecture to support modular processing units. As an illustrative example, a modular processing unit includes an corresponding uninterruptible power system in which only one AC-to-DC rectification occurs between the utility AC grid and the processing circuit (e.g., microprocessor) loads. In an illustrative data center facility, a power distribution architecture includes a modular array of rack-mountable processing units, each of which has processing circuitry to handle network-related processing tasks. Associated with each modular processing unit is an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to supply operating power to the network processing circuitry. Each UPS includes a battery selectively connectable across a DC bus, and a AC-to-DC rectifier that converts an AC input voltage to a single output voltage on the DC bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: William H. Whitted, Montgomery Sykora, Ken Krieger, Benchiao Jai, William Hamburgen, Donald L. Beaty, Gerald Aigner, Jimmy Clidaras
  • Patent number: 8624433
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated method and computer program products involve a highly efficient uninterruptible power distribution architecture to support modular processing units. As an illustrative example, a modular processing unit includes an corresponding uninterruptible power system in which only one AC-to-DC rectification occurs between the utility AC grid and the processing circuit (e.g., microprocessor) loads. In an illustrative data center facility, a power distribution architecture includes a modular array of rack-mountable processing units, each of which has processing circuitry to handle network-related processing tasks. Associated with each modular processing unit is an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to supply operating power to the network processing circuitry. Each UPS includes a battery selectively connectable across a DC bus, and a AC-to-DC rectifier that converts an AC input voltage to a single output voltage on the DC bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Exaflop LLC
    Inventors: William Whitted, Montgomery Sykora, Ken Krieger, Benchiao Jai, William Hamburgen, Jimmy Clidaras, Donald L. Beaty, Gerald Aigner
  • Patent number: 8549869
    Abstract: Modular data centers with modular components suitable for use with rack or shelf mount computing systems, for example, are disclosed. The modular center generally includes a modular computing module including an intermodal shipping container and computing systems mounted within the container and configured to be shipped and operated within the container and a temperature control system for maintaining the air temperature surrounding the computing systems. The intermodal shipping container may be configured in accordance to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) container manufacturing standards or otherwise configured with respect to height, length, width, weight, and/or lifting points of the container for transport via an intermodal transport infrastructure. The modular design enables the modules to be cost effectively built at a factory and easily transported to and deployed at a data center site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Whitted, Gerald Aigner
  • Publication number: 20130083476
    Abstract: A computer system may include a connecting hub having a plurality of docking regions and be configured to provide to each docking region electrical power, a data network interface, a cooling fluid supply and a cooling fluid return; and a plurality of shipping containers that each enclose a modular computing environment that incrementally adds computing power to the system. Each shipping container may include a) a plurality of processing units coupled to the data network interface, each of which include a microprocessor; b) a heat exchanger configured to remove heat generated by the plurality of processing units by circulating cooling fluid from the supply through the heat exchanger and discharging it into the return; and c) docking members configured to releaseably couple to the connecting hub at one of the docking regions to receive electrical power, connect to the data network interface, and receive and discharge cooling fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jimmy Clidaras, William Whitted, William Hamburgen, Montgomery Sykora, Winnie Leung, Gerald Aigner, Donald L. Beaty
  • Publication number: 20130025842
    Abstract: A method of providing cooled air to electronic equipment includes capturing heated air from a volume containing electronic equipment, cooling the heated air by more than fifteen degrees Celsius in an air-to-water heat exchanger, and supplying cooling water to the air-to-water heat exchanger at a temperature above a dew point temperature of the heated air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Exaflop LLC
    Inventors: Andrew B. Carlson, William H. Whitted, Jimmy Clidaras, William Hamburgen, Gerald Aigner, Donald L. Beaty
  • Patent number: 8218322
    Abstract: A computer system may include a connecting hub having a plurality of docking regions and be configured to provide to each docking region electrical power, a data network interface, a cooling fluid supply and a cooling fluid return; and a plurality of shipping containers that each enclose a modular computing environment that incrementally adds computing power to the system. Each shipping container may include a) a plurality of processing units coupled to the data network interface, each of which include a microprocessor; b) a heat exchanger configured to remove heat generated by the plurality of processing units by circulating cooling fluid from the supply through the heat exchanger and discharging it into the return; and c) docking members configured to releaseably couple to the connecting hub at one of the docking regions to receive electrical power, connect to the data network interface, and receive and discharge cooling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Clidaras, William Whitted, William Hamburgen, Montgomery Sykora, Winnie Leung, Gerald Aigner, Donald L. Beaty
  • Patent number: 8209993
    Abstract: A method of providing cooled air to electronic equipment includes capturing heated air from a volume containing electronic equipment, cooling the heated air by more than fifteen degrees Celsius in an air-to-water heat exchanger, and supplying cooling water to the air-to-water heat exchanger at a temperature above a dew point temperature of the heated air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Exaflop LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Carlson, William Whitted, Jimmy Clidaras, William Hamburgen, Gerald Aigner, Donald L. Beaty
  • Publication number: 20120056481
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated method and computer program products involve a highly efficient uninterruptible power distribution architecture to support modular processing units. As an illustrative example, a modular processing unit includes an integrated uninterruptible power system in which a PFC-boost AC-to-DC conversion occurs between the utility AC grid and the processing circuit (e.g., microprocessor) loads. In an illustrative data center facility, a power distribution architecture includes a modular array of rack-mountable processing units, each of which has processing circuitry to handle network-related processing tasks. Associated with each modular processing unit is an integrated uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to supply operating power to the network processing circuitry. Each UPS includes a battery selectively connectable across a DC bus, and a AC-to-DC rectifier that converts an AC input voltage to a single output voltage on the DC bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Selver Corhodzic, Andrew Carlson, William H. Whitted, Montgomery Sykora, Ken Krieger, William Hamburgen, Donald L. Beaty, Gerald Aigner, Jimmy Clidaras
  • Patent number: 8080900
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated method and computer program products involve a highly efficient uninterruptible power distribution architecture to support modular processing units. As an illustrative example, a modular processing unit includes an integrated uninterruptible power system in which a PFC-boost AC-to-DC conversion occurs between the utility AC grid and the processing circuit (e.g., microprocessor) loads. In an illustrative data center facility, a power distribution architecture includes a modular array of rack-mountable processing units, each of which has processing circuitry to handle network-related processing tasks. Associated with each modular processing unit is an integrated uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to supply operating power to the network processing circuitry. Each UPS includes a battery selectively connectable across a DC bus, and a AC-to-DC rectifier that converts an AC input voltage to a single output voltage on the DC bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Exaflop LLC
    Inventors: Selver Corhodzic, Andrew B. Carlson, William H. Whitted, Montgomery Sykora, Ken Krieger, William Hamburgen, Donald L. Beaty, Gerald Aigner, Jimmy Clidaras
  • Publication number: 20110207391
    Abstract: A system for providing air circulation to rack-mounted computers can include a plurality of rack-mounted computers on a plurality of motherboards, each motherboard having a front end near a work space and a back end; one or more fans associated with the plurality of motherboards and adapted to deliver heated air from the computers to a common warm-air plenum; and one or more motor controllers coupled to the plurality of fans and adapted to maintain a substantially constant sensed exhaust temperature for air moved by the fans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Exaflop LLC
    Inventors: William Hamburgen, William Whitted, Jimmy Clidaras, Andrew Carlson, Gerald Aigner, Donald L. Beaty
  • Publication number: 20110174001
    Abstract: A method of providing cooled air to electronic equipment includes capturing heated air from a volume containing electronic equipment, cooling the heated air by more than fifteen degrees Celsius in an air-to-water heat exchanger, and supplying cooling water to the air-to-water heat exchanger at a temperature above a dew point temperature of the heated air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Exaflop LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Carlson, William Whitted, Jimmy Clidaras, William Hamburgen, Gerald Aigner, Donald L. Beaty
  • Publication number: 20100251629
    Abstract: A computer system may include a connecting hub having a plurality of docking regions and be configured to provide to each docking region electrical power, a data network interface, a cooling fluid supply and a cooling fluid return; and a plurality of shipping containers that each enclose a modular computing environment that incrementally adds computing power to the system. Each shipping container may include a) a plurality of processing units coupled to the data network interface, each of which include a microprocessor; b) a heat exchanger configured to remove heat generated by the plurality of processing units by circulating cooling fluid from the supply through the heat exchanger and discharging it into the return; and c) docking members configured to releaseably couple to the connecting hub at one of the docking regions to receive electrical power, connect to the data network interface, and receive and discharge cooling fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Clidaras, William Whitted, William Hamburgen, Montgomery Sykora, Winnie Leung, Gerald Aigner, Donald L. Beaty
  • Patent number: 7759603
    Abstract: A method for combined laser-arc welding and a device for combined laser-arc welding uses a device for controlling a laser unit for producing a laser beam according to a welding torch for producing an arc in order to optimize the energy balance and to adapt the combined laser-arc welding process to the respective conditions. The device for controlling the laser unit is connected with a detector that detects the arc voltage or the arc current. The laser output is adapted to the arc output and is controlled by a closed control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Fronius International GmbH
    Inventors: Gerald Aigner, Heinz Hackl
  • Patent number: 7738251
    Abstract: A computer system may include a connecting hub having a plurality of docking regions and be configured to provide to each docking region electrical power, a data network interface, a cooling fluid supply and a cooling fluid return; and a plurality of shipping containers that each enclose a modular computing environment that incrementally adds computing power to the system. Each shipping container may include a) a plurality of processing units coupled to the data network interface, each of which include a microprocessor; b) a heat exchanger configured to remove heat generated by the plurality of processing units by circulating cooling fluid from the supply through the heat exchanger and discharging it into the return; and c) docking members configured to releaseably couple to the connecting hub at one of the docking regions to receive electrical power, connect to the data network interface, and receive and discharge cooling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Clidaras, William Whitted, William Hamburgen, Montgomery Sykora, Winnie Leung, Gerald Aigner, Donald L. Beaty