Patents by Inventor John F. Nations

John F. Nations 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: 20080117603
    Abstract: An apparatus for installing a module in a computer system. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a sliding member movably coupled to a base of a module, where the sliding member includes a handle that allows a user to move the sliding member. The apparatus also includes one or more levers movably coupled to the sliding member, where the one or more levers include extension ends operable to secure the module to a chassis. The apparatus remains within the module except for the handle and except for the extension ends when the apparatus is in an installed position and the handle. According to the system and method disclosed herein, the apparatus facilitates installation of the module in a computer system in a space saving manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew S. Henry, David J. Jensen, Seth D. Lewis, John F. Nations