Patents by Inventor James Gill Shook

James Gill Shook 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: 20190157738
    Abstract: Conduit structures for guiding extremely high frequency (EHF) signals are disclosed herein. The conduit structures can include EHF containment channels that define EHF signal pathways through which EHF signal energy is directed. The conduit structures can minimize or eliminate crosstalk among adjacent paths within a device and across devices. Launch structures that interface with waveguides are also disclosed herein. Launch structures can control the EHF interface impedance between a contactless communication unit and the waveguide. Waveguide structures discussed herein are designed to provide maximum bandwidth with minimal jitter over a desired distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: James Gill Shook, Stephan Lang, Alan Besel, Dennis F. Rosenauer, Giriraj Mantrawadi, Eric Sweetman, Bojana Zivanovic, Srikanth Gondi
  • Patent number: 8464781
    Abstract: A system for cooling a heat source includes a fluid heat exchanger, a pump, a thermoelectric device and a heat rejector. The thermoelectric device includes a cooling portion and a heating portion. The heat rejector is configured to be in thermal contact with at least a portion of the heating portion of the thermoelectric device. The pump is coupled with the fluid heat exchanger and configured to pass a fluid therethrough. The thermoelectric device is configured along with the heat exchanger in the cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Cooligy Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Kenny, Mark Munch, Peng Zhou, James Gill Shook, Kenneth Goodson, Dave Corbin, Mark McMaster, James Lovette
  • Patent number: 7489524
    Abstract: An assembly is provided which includes a first circuit panel having a top surface, a first dielectric element and first conductive traces disposed on the first dielectric element. In addition, a second circuit panel has a bottom surface, a second dielectric element and second conductive traces disposed on the second dielectric element, where at least a portion of the second circuit panel overlies at least a portion of the first circuit panel. The assembly further includes an interconnect circuit panel having a third dielectric element which has a front surface, a rear surface opposite the front surface, a top end extending between the front and rear surfaces, a bottom end extending between the front and rear surfaces, and a plurality of interconnect traces disposed on the dielectric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Tessera, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Green, Sridhar Krishnan, Stuart E. Wilson, James Gill Shook, Ming Tsai, Andy Stavros
  • Patent number: 7402029
    Abstract: A liquid cooling system utilizing minimal size and volume enclosures, air pockets, compressible objects, and flexible objects is provided to protect against expansion of water-based solutions when frozen. In such a system, pipes, pumps, and heat exchangers are designed to prevent cracking of their enclosures and chambers. Also described are methods of preventing cracking in a liquid cooling system. In all these cases, the system must be designed to tolerate expansion when water is frozen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Cooligy Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Munch, Kenneth Goodson, David Corbin, Shulin Zeng, Thomas W. Kenny, James Gill Shook
  • Patent number: 7344363
    Abstract: A liquid cooling system utilizing minimal size and volume enclosures, air pockets, compressible objects, and flexible objects is provided to protect against expansion of water-based solutions when frozen. In such a system, pipes, pumps, and heat exchangers are designed to prevent cracking of their enclosures and chambers. Also described are methods of preventing cracking in a liquid cooling system. In all these cases, the system must be designed to tolerate expansion when water is frozen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Cooligy Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Munch, Kenneth Goodson, David Corbin, Shulin Zeng, Thomas W. Kenny, James Gill Shook
  • Patent number: 7278549
    Abstract: A liquid cooling system utilizing minimal size and volume enclosures, air pockets, compressible objects, and flexible objects is provided to protect against expansion of water-based solutions when frozen. In such a system, pipes, pumps, and heat exchangers are designed to prevent cracking of their enclosures and chambers. Also described are methods of preventing cracking in a liquid cooling system. In all these cases, the system must be designed to tolerate expansion when water is frozen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Cooligy Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Munch, Kenneth Goodson, David Corbin, Shulin Zeng, Thomas W. Kenny, James Gill Shook
  • Patent number: 7201012
    Abstract: A liquid cooling system utilizing minimal size and volume enclosures, air pockets, compressible objects, and flexible objects is provided to protect against expansion of water-based solutions when frozen. In such a system, pipes, pumps, and heat exchangers are designed to prevent cracking of their enclosures and chambers. Also described are methods of preventing cracking in a liquid cooling system. In all these cases, the system must be designed to tolerate expansion when water is frozen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Cooligy, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Munch, Kenneth Goodson, David Corbin, Shulin Zeng, Thomas W. Kenny, James Gill Shook
  • Patent number: 7201214
    Abstract: A liquid cooling system utilizing minimal size and volume enclosures, air pockets, compressible objects, and flexible objects is provided to protect against expansion of water-based solutions when frozen. In such a system, pipes, pumps, and heat exchangers are designed to prevent cracking of their enclosures and chambers. Also described are methods of preventing cracking in a liquid cooling system. In all these cases, the system must be designed to tolerate expansion when water is frozen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Cooligy, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Munch, Kenneth Goodson, David Corbin, Shulin Zeng, Thomas W. Kenny, James Gill Shook
  • Patent number: 7156159
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of circulating a heat-absorbing material within a heat exchanger. The apparatus comprises a manifold layer coupled to an interface layer. The manifold layer comprises an inlet manifold and an outlet manifold. The interface layer comprises a plurality of channels that extend from the inlet manifold, toward a heat-exchanging plane, and turn away from the heat-exchanging plane, terminating at the outlet manifold. The plurality of channels are stacked in a plane non-parallel to the heat-exchanging plane. Each of the channels is adjacent to another, thus allowing heat radiated from a heat-generating device to be conducted to a cooling material circulating within the channels, away from the heat-generating device. Preferably, each of the channels has a U-shape or an elongated U-shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Cooligy, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lovette, Peng Zhou, James Gill Shook
  • Patent number: 7086839
    Abstract: An electroosmotic pump and method of manufacturing thereof. The pump having a porous structure adapted to pump fluid therethrough, the porous structure comprising a first side and a second side, the porous structure having a plurality of fluid channels therethrough, the first side having a first continuous layer of electrically conductive porous material deposited thereon and the second side having a second continuous layer of electrically conductive porous material deposited thereon, the first second layers coupled to a power source, wherein the power source supplies a voltage differential between the first layer and the second layer to drive fluid through the porous structure at a desired flow rate. The continuous layer of electrically conductive porous material is preferably a thin film electrode, although a multi-layered electrode, screen mesh electrode and beaded electrode are alternatively contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Cooligy, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Kenny, James Gill Shook, Shulin Zeng, Daniel J. Lenehan, Juan Santiago, James Lovette
  • Patent number: 7077634
    Abstract: A liquid cooling system utilizing minimal size and volume enclosures, air pockets, compressible objects, and flexible objects is provided to protect against expansion of water-based solutions when frozen. In such a system, pipes, pumps, and heat exchangers are designed to prevent cracking of their enclosures and chambers. Also described are methods of preventing cracking in a liquid cooling system. In all these cases, the system must be designed to tolerate expansion when water is frozen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Cooligy, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Munch, Kenneth Goodson, David Corbin, Shulin Zeng, Thomas W. Kenny, James Gill Shook
  • Patent number: 7044196
    Abstract: A spring loaded mounting assembly secures a heat exchanger coupled to a heat source. The mounting assembly includes at least one support bracket positioned at one or more fixed locations with respect to the heat source, and a clip coupled to the support bracket and configured to maintain the heat exchanger in contact with the heat source. The mounting assembly also includes at least one bracket for securing a pump and heat rejector thereupon, wherein the heat exchanger and the pump are independently moveable with respect to one another. The heat rejector is preferably positioned above and alternatively positioned adjacent to the heat exchanger. The clip applies a downward force to the heat exchanger and consistently urges the heat exchanger in contact with the heat source irrespective of movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Cooligy,Inc
    Inventors: James Gill Shook, James Lovette
  • Patent number: 7000684
    Abstract: A heat exchanger and method of manufacturing thereof comprises an interface layer for cooling a heat source. The interface layer is coupled to the heat source and is configured to pass fluid therethrough. The heat exchanger further comprises a manifold layer that is coupled to the interface layer. The manifold layer includes at least one first port that is coupled to a first set of individualized holes which channel fluid through the first set. The manifold layer includes at least one second port coupled to a second set of individualized holes which channel fluid through the second set. The first set of holes and second set of holes are arranged to provide a minimized fluid path distance between the first and second ports to adequately cool the heat source. Preferably, each hole in the first set is positioned a closest optimal distance to an adjacent hole the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Cooligy, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Kenny, Mark Munch, Peng Zhou, James Gill Shook, Girish Upadhya, Kenneth Goodson, Dave Corbin, Mark McMaster, James Lovette
  • Patent number: 6988534
    Abstract: A heat exchanger apparatus and method of manufacturing comprising: an interface layer for cooling a heat source and configured to pass fluid therethrough, the interface layer having an appropriate thermal conductivity and a manifold layer for providing fluid to the interface layer, wherein the manifold layer is configured to achieve temperature uniformity in the heat source preferably by cooling interface hot spot regions. A plurality of fluid ports are configured to the heat exchanger such as an inlet port and outlet port, whereby the fluid ports are configured vertically and horizontally. The manifold layer circulates fluid to a predetermined interface hot spot region in the interface layer, wherein the interface hot spot region is associated with the hot spot. The heat exchanger preferably includes an intermediate layer positioned between the interface and manifold layers and optimally channels fluid to the interface hot spot region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Cooligy, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Kenny, Mark Munch, Peng Zhou, James Gill Shook, Girish Upadhya, Kenneth Goodson, David Corbin
  • Patent number: 6986382
    Abstract: A microchannel heat exchanger coupled to a heat source and configured for cooling the heat source comprising a first set of fingers for providing fluid at a first temperature to a heat exchange region, wherein fluid in the heat exchange region flows toward a second set of fingers and exits the heat exchanger at a second temperature, wherein each finger is spaced apart from an adjacent finger by an appropriate dimension to minimize pressure drop in the heat exchanger and arranged in parallel. The microchannel heat exchanger includes an interface layer having the heat exchange region. Preferably, a manifold layer includes the first set of fingers and the second set of fingers configured within to cool hot spots in the heat source. Alternatively, the interface layer includes the first set and second set of fingers configured along the heat exchange region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Cooligy Inc.
    Inventors: Girish Upadhya, Thomas W. Kenny, Peng Zhou, Mark Munch, James Gill Shook, Kenneth Goodson, David Corbin
  • Publication number: 20040234378
    Abstract: An electroosmotic pump used in a closed loop cooling system. The pump includes a fluid chamber, a pumping element, an inlet electrode, an outlet electrode, and means for providing electrical voltage to the inlet electrode and the outlet electrode to produce an electrical field therebetween. The pumping element is configured to pump fluid therethrough, and the pumping element is positioned to segment the fluid chamber into an inlet chamber including a fluid inlet port and an outlet chamber including a fluid outlet port. The size of the inlet chamber is proportional to a predetermined residence time of the inlet chamber. The inlet electrode is positioned within the inlet chamber and a predetermined distance from a first surface of the pumping element. The outlet electrode is positioned within the outlet chamber and a predetermined distance from a second surface of the pumping element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: James Lovette, Mark Munch, James Gill Shook, Shulin Zeng, Thomas W. Kenny, Douglas Werner, Zbigniew Cichocki, Tien-Chih Eric Lin
  • Publication number: 20040206477
    Abstract: A heat exchanger and method of manufacturing thereof comprises an interface layer for cooling a heat source. The interface layer is coupled to the heat source and is configured to pass fluid therethrough. The heat exchanger further comprises a manifold layer that is coupled to the interface layer. The manifold layer includes at least one first port that is coupled to a first set of individualized holes which channel fluid through the first set. The manifold layer includes at least one second port coupled to a second set of individualized holes which channel fluid through the second set. The first set of holes and second set of holes are arranged to provide a minimized fluid path distance between the first and second ports to adequately cool the heat source. Preferably, each hole in the first set is positioned a closest optimal distance to an adjacent hole the second set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: Cooligy, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Kenny, Mark Munch, Peng Zhou, James Gill Shook, Girish Upadhya, Kenneth Goodson, Dave Corbin, Mark McMaster, James Lovette
  • Publication number: 20040188065
    Abstract: A spring loaded mounting assembly and method of manufacturing thereof for securing a heat exchanger coupled to a heat source, the mounting assembly comprising: at least one support bracket positioned at one or more fixed locations with respect to the heat source; and a clip coupled to the support bracket and configured to maintain the heat exchanger in contact with the heat source. The mounting assembly further comprises at least one bracket for securing a pump and heat rejector thereupon, wherein the heat exchanger and the pump are independently moveable with respect to one another. The heat rejector is preferably positioned above and alternatively positioned adjacent to the heat exchanger. The clip applies a downward force to the heat exchanger and consistently urges the heat exchanger in contact with the heat source irrespective of movements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: Cooligy, Inc.
    Inventors: James Gill Shook, James Lovette
  • Publication number: 20040182548
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of circulating a heat-absorbing material within a heat exchanger is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a manifold layer coupled to an interface layer. The manifold layer comprises an inlet manifold and an outlet manifold. The interface layer comprises a plurality of channels that extend from the inlet manifold, toward a heat-exchanging plane, and turn away from the heat-exchanging plane, terminating at the outlet manifold. The plurality of channels are stacked in a plane non-parallel to the heat-exchanging plane. Each of the channels is adjacent to another, thus allowing heat radiated from a heat-generating device to be conducted to a cooling material circulating within the channels, away from the heat-generating device. Preferably, each of the channels has a U-shape or an elongated U-shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: Cooligy, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lovette, Peng Zhou, James Gill Shook
  • Publication number: 20040148959
    Abstract: A liquid cooling system utilizing minimal size and volume enclosures, air pockets, compressible objects, and flexible objects is provided to protect against expansion of water-based solutions when frozen. In such a system, pipes, pumps, and heat exchangers are designed to prevent cracking of their enclosures and chambers. Also described are methods of preventing cracking in a liquid cooling system. In all these cases, the system must be designed to tolerate expansion when water is frozen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Applicant: Cooligy, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Munch, Kenneth Goodson, David Corbin, Shulin Zeng, Thomas W. Kenny, James Gill Shook