Patents by Inventor John R. Grady

John R. Grady 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: 11483943
    Abstract: A computing device, comprising: a chassis; an optical base layer, including optical connectors; a power base layer, including power connectors; a thermal base layer, including a cold supply line with liquid disconnects, hot return lines with liquid disconnects, and thermal infrastructure interfaces; a radio frequency base layer, including radio frequency connectors; a power interface, wherein the power interface connects to the power base layer; a power supply to connect to the power interface and provide power to the power base layer through the power interface; and bays defined by bay divider walls, wherein each bay divider wall is removable and each bay comprises one of the optical connectors, one of the power connectors, one liquid disconnect for the supply line, one of the liquid disconnects for a hot return line, and one of the radio frequency connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, John R. Grady
  • Patent number: 11442231
    Abstract: An optical midplane includes an airframe having a first side on which first modules are disposed and a second side on which second modules are disposed. The airframe is to provide for optimized airflow through the first modules disposed on the first side. A plurality of optical connectors are disposed at respective locations on the airframe to provide optical connectivity. Optical connectivity is provided between at least one of any first module disposed on the first side of the airframe and any second module disposed on the second side of the airframe, any first modules disposed on the first side of the airframe, and any second modules disposed on the second side of the airframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, John R. Grady
  • Publication number: 20220244762
    Abstract: A computing system includes an array of compute module racks, each compute module rack containing a plurality of compute modules and each compute module being accessible by extracting the compute module rack out of the array of compute module racks. A liquid distribution infrastructure comprising liquid coolant supply lines and return lines is arranged in a first plane adjacent to the array of compute module racks and coupled to each of the vertical racks to provide liquid cooling for the plurality of compute module racks. A power distribution infrastructure comprising power supply lines is arranged in a second plane adjacent to the array of compute module racks and coupled to each of the compute module racks. An optical interconnection infrastructure comprising optical fiber cables is arranged in a third plane adjacent to the array of compute module racks and coupled to each of the compute module racks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, Harvey J. Lunsman, John R. Grady
  • Patent number: 11385418
    Abstract: Systems and assemblies are provided for reconfigurable waveguide (RWG) blocks having fixed waveguides therein. The RWG blocks can receive multiple self-aligned simplex ferrules to achieve customized fiber shuffles that are reconfigurable. A RWG block assembly includes the RWG block with fixed waveguides, a parallel-fiber ferrule interface to install a parallel-fiber ferrule, a plurality of simplex ferrule interfaces to install one or more simplex ferrules which allows the simplex ferrules to be positioned modularly within the RWG block assembly. The fixed waveguides allow optically coupling between the parallel-fiber ferrule and the one or more simplex ferrules via the RWG block. An assembly can also include a RWG block housing with the RWG block installed therein, and a carrier bracket coupled to the RWG block housing that receives a plurality of simplex ferrules such that each of the plurality of simplex ferrules can be positioned modularly and self-aligned within the carrier bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, John R. Grady
  • Publication number: 20220066107
    Abstract: Systems and assemblies are provided for reconfigurable waveguide (RWG) blocks having fixed waveguides therein. The RWG blocks can receive multiple self-aligned simplex ferrules to achieve customized fiber shuffles that are reconfigurable. A RWG block assembly includes the RWG block with fixed waveguides, a parallel-fiber ferrule interface to install a parallel-fiber ferrule, a plurality of simplex ferrule interfaces to install one or more simplex ferrules which allows the simplex ferrules to be positioned modularly within the RWG block assembly. The fixed waveguides allow optically coupling between the parallel-fiber ferrule and the one or more simplex ferrules via the RWG block. An assembly can also include a RWG block housing with the RWG block installed therein, and a carrier bracket coupled to the RWG block housing that receives a plurality of simplex ferrules such that each of the plurality of simplex ferrules can be positioned modularly and self-aligned within the carrier bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin B. LEIGH, John R. Grady
  • Publication number: 20210345511
    Abstract: A computing device, comprising: a chassis; an optical base layer, including optical connectors; a power base layer, including power connectors; a thermal base layer, including a cold supply line with liquid disconnects, hot return lines with liquid disconnects, and thermal infrastructure interfaces; a radio frequency base layer, including radio frequency connectors; a power interface, wherein the power interface connects to the power base layer; a power supply to connect to the power interface and provide power to the power base layer through the power interface; and bays defined by bay divider walls, wherein each bay divider wall is removable and each bay comprises one of the optical connectors, one of the power connectors, one liquid disconnect for the supply line, one of the liquid disconnects for a hot return line, and one of the radio frequency connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin B. LEIGH, John R. GRADY
  • Publication number: 20210285258
    Abstract: A lock mechanism for a faceplane infrastructure coupled externally from a faceplate of a modular device includes a locking bar, a locking bar engagement element, and a securing device. When the lock mechanism is assembled and in a locked state, the locking bar is housed within the modular device. Further, when the lock mechanism is assembled and in the locked state, the locking bar engagement element is fixedly coupled to a first portion of the faceplane infrastructure and removably engaged with the locking bar through an aperture in the faceplate of the modular device. Moreover, when the lock mechanism is assembled and in the locked state, the securing device locks the first portion of the faceplane infrastructure to the faceplate of the modular device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, Everett R. Salinas, John R. Grady
  • Publication number: 20210278599
    Abstract: An optical midplane includes an airframe having a first side on which first modules are disposed and a second side on which second modules are disposed. The airframe is to provide for optimized airflow through the first modules disposed on the first side. A plurality of optical connectors are disposed at respective locations on the airframe to provide optical connectivity. Optical connectivity is provided between at least one of any first module disposed on the first side of the airframe and any second module disposed on the second side of the airframe, any first modules disposed on the first side of the airframe, and any second modules disposed on the second side of the airframe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, John R. Grady
  • Patent number: 10849253
    Abstract: An example frame shuffle is communicatively coupled to a midplane of a frame. The frame shuffle includes a first group of optical connectors. Each of which are communicatively coupled to a resource device via the midplane. The frame shuffle also includes a second group of optical connectors, each of which communicatively couples with a frame shuffle of an adjacent frame. The frame shuffle also includes a routing device to optically interconnect the resource devices and another group of resource devices of the adjacent frame. The frame shuffle also includes a frame shuffle fan to provide fresh air through the frame shuffle and direct exhaust air through the midplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, John R. Grady, George Megason
  • Patent number: 10594078
    Abstract: Examples relate to devices comprising a stationary pivot plenum and a rocker-arm assembly pivotally coupled to the stationary pivot plenum and wherein the rocker-arm assembly comprises an inner conduit having at least one connector bay in which a connector of a cable assembly is removably coupled to the connector bay. In such examples the inner conduit of the rocker-arm assembly is accessible from the outside of the rocker-arm assembly to independently engage/disengage the removable cable assembly to/from the at least one connector bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B Leigh, John R Grady, George D Megason
  • Patent number: 10416728
    Abstract: In one implementation, a system for a tool-less multipoint latching mechanism includes a number of adjustable cams of a bracket to interact with a number of corresponding cam surfaces located on a computing board, a number of locking locations to couple a printed circuit assembly (PCA) to the bracket, and a number of pin-in-slot joints of the bracket that interact with the number of adjustable cams to vertically lower the coupled PCA into a number of receiving connectors on the computing board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Troy A. Della Fiora, John R. Grady, Joseph Allen
  • Patent number: 10264699
    Abstract: In one example, a shelf includes a shelf lock positioned within a spring retention pocket of the shelf. The shelf lock includes a main body that includes a spring retention slot to accommodate a spring and an opening to accommodate a pressure component. The shelf lock includes a retractable tab to be inserted into an enclosure to prevent movement of the shelf when mounted in the enclosure. The spring to exert an outward force to insert the retractable tab into the enclosure and the retractable tab to be retracted by an inward pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: John R. Grady, George D. Megason, Joseph Allen
  • Publication number: 20190098788
    Abstract: An example frame shuffle is communicatively coupled to a midplane of a frame. The frame shuffle includes a first group of optical connectors. Each of which are communicatively coupled to a resource device via the midplane. The frame shuffle also includes a second group of optical connectors, each of which communicatively couples with a frame shuffle of an adjacent frame. The frame shuffle also includes a routing device to optically interconnect the resource devices and another group of resource devices of the adjacent frame. The frame shuffle also includes a frame shuffle fan to provide fresh air through the frame shuffle and direct exhaust air through the midplane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, John R. Grady, George Megason
  • Publication number: 20180324971
    Abstract: In one example, a shelf includes a shelf lock positioned within a spring retention pocket of the shelf. The shelf lock includes a main body that includes a spring retention slot to accommodate a spring and an opening to accommodate a pressure component. The shelf lock includes a retractable tab to be inserted into an enclosure to prevent movement of the shelf when mounted in the enclosure. The spring to exert an outward force to insert the retractable tab into the enclosure and the retractable tab to be retracted by an inward pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: John R. Grady, George D. Megason, Joseph Allen
  • Publication number: 20180309236
    Abstract: Examples relate to devices comprising a stationary pivot plenum and a rocker-arm assembly pivotally coupled to the stationary pivot plenum and wherein the rocker-arm assembly comprises an inner conduit having at least one connector bay in which a connector of a cable assembly is removably coupled to the connector bay. In such examples the inner conduit of the rocker-arm assembly is accessible from the outside of the rocker-arm assembly to independently engage/disengage the removable cable assembly to/from the at least one connector bay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin B. LEIGH, John R. GRADY, George D. MEGASON
  • Publication number: 20180046230
    Abstract: In one implementation, a system for a tool-less multipoint latching mechanism includes a number of adjustable cams of a bracket to interact with a number of corresponding cam surfaces located on a computing board, a number of locking locations to couple a printed circuit assembly (PCA) to the bracket, and a number of pin-in-slot joints of the bracket that interact with the number of adjustable cams to vertically lower the coupled PCA into a number of receiving connectors on the computing board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Troy A. Della Fiora, John R. Grady, Joseph Allen
  • Patent number: 8649180
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a blade server and blade server components. Specifically, one embodiment is directed to a server comprising a server chassis, a system board coupled to the server chassis, the system board comprising a first electrical connector, and a bezel assembly coupled to the server chassis and the system board, the bezel assembly comprising a printed circuit assembly comprising a second electrical connector communicatively mated to the first electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John R. Grady, John P. Franz
  • Patent number: D705231
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Belgie B. McClelland, Troy A. Della Fiora, John R. Grady, Joseph R. Allen, John P. Franz
  • Patent number: D705232
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Belgie B. McClelland, Troy A. Della Fiora, John R. Grady, Joseph R. Allen, John P. Franz
  • Patent number: D705233
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Belgie B. McClelland, Troy A. Della Fiora, John R. Grady, Joseph R. Allen, John P. Franz