Patents by Inventor Joseph R. Allen

Joseph R. Allen 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: 11409996
    Abstract: Software that performs the following operations: (i) receiving descriptive information associated with a domain expert; (ii) receiving a question and a corresponding candidate answer for the question; (iii) determining a set of scoring features to be used to evaluate the candidate answer, wherein the set of scoring features includes: at least one scoring feature pertaining to the question, at least one scoring feature pertaining to the candidate answer, and at least one scoring feature pertaining to the descriptive information; (iv) receiving a score from the domain expert, wherein the score is based, at least in part, on the domain expert's evaluation of the candidate answer; (v) generating a feature vector based on the set of scoring features; (vi) cross-correlating the feature vector with the score; and (vii) clustering the domain expert with one or more other domain experts according to the cross-correlation, thereby creating a first cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Andrew R. Freed, Joseph Kozhaya, Dwi Sianto Mansjur
  • Patent number: 10548237
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide a compute server system comprising a plurality of nodes. In one example, each node generally includes a replaceable power source externally accessible to the node, and a guide for housing the replaceable power source. The guide generally includes conductive elements to make contact with conductive elements of the replaceable power source, and an elastic member to eject the replaceable power source from the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Joseph R. Allen, John Norton, Bradley E. Mayes, James H. Singer
  • Publication number: 20180049342
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide a compute server system comprising a plurality of nodes. In one example, each node generally includes a replaceable power source externally accessible to the node, and a guide for housing the replaceable power source. The guide generally includes conductive elements to make contact with conductive elements of the replaceable power source, and an elastic member to eject the replaceable power source from the node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph R. Allen, John Norton, Bradley E. Mayes, James H. Singer
  • Patent number: 9740249
    Abstract: A mounting device is disclosed. The mounting device has a handle rotatable between an open position and a closed position. The handle has latching features at each end that couple to mating latching features. As the handle is rotated from its open position towards its closed position, the latching features force the handle towards the mating latching features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Arnold Nicholas Top, Joseph R Allen, Troy Anthony Della Fiora
  • Publication number: 20160294087
    Abstract: Adapter with a housing body defining a chamber portion with first and second opposite side, electrical contacts arranged in a non-staggered pattern in a row across the first side of interior of chamber portion to make a non-hot-plug electrical connection with an electronic circuit board when the circuit board is inserted within interior of the chamber portion. The housing body defines an extension portion with a first side and a second opposite side. The electrical contacts arranged in a staggered pattern in a row across the first side of an exterior of the extension portion to make a hot-plug electrical connection with an external electrical connector. The electrical contacts provide continuous conductive paths between the chamber portion and the extension portion before the extension portion makes contact with the external connector. The electrical contacts have a higher insertion cycle characteristic than the electrical contact pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: John Norton, Joseph R. Allen
  • Publication number: 20160266620
    Abstract: A mounting device is disclosed. The mounting device has a handle rotatable between an open position and a closed position. The handle has latching features at each end that couple to mating latching features. As the handle is rotated from its open position towards its closed position, the latching features force the handle towards the mating latching features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Arnold Nicholas Top, Joseph R Allen, Troy Anthony Della Fiora
  • Patent number: 9192070
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for loading IC's into a socket lid is disclosed. The IC is first loaded into a lid. Once the IC has been loaded into the lid, the lid is rotated into a closed position on the frame. The lid is then locked in place on the frame by rotating at least one locking lever into a closed lacked position, where the locking lever forces the lid down against the socket contacts against a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chong S Tan, Robert J Hastings, Joseph R Allen, Michael T. Gill, Kelly K Smith, Keith A Sauer
  • Patent number: 8982565
    Abstract: Included are embodiments for toolless configuration of a computer enclosure. At least one embodiment of an apparatus includes a computer enclosure configured to support a plurality of components, the computer enclosure including a plurality of dividing walls, the dividing walls including a first opening and a second opening. Some embodiments include a divider configured for insertion into the computer enclosure and between the dividing walls, the divider including a first tab for coupling with the first opening, the divider including a second tab for coupling with the second opening, the divider further including a locking tab for locking the divider in place within the computer enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David W. Sherrod, Michael E. Taylor, Joseph R. Allen, John P. Franz
  • Publication number: 20140295711
    Abstract: A compression connector includes a housing and a plurality of contacts located within the housing. Each of the plurality of contacts is configured to bend at a plurality of locations when pressure is applied to the contact. In addition, each of the plurality of contacts is configured to tuck within itself when pressure is applied to the contact. Furthermore, each of the plurality of contacts is constrained by the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: John P. Franz, Andrew James Phelan, George D. Magason, David A. Selvidge, Joseph R. Allen, Kelly K. Smith, Michael S. Bunker
  • Patent number: 8670241
    Abstract: A blade device enclosure has a chassis configured to selectively house a plurality of configurations of full-high and half-high blade devices, an administrator module, and at least one input/output device. The blade device enclosure also has a printed circuit board including a passive high-speed midplane configured to electronically couple the blade devices to the administrator module and the at least one input/output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David W. Sherrod, Kevin B. Leigh, Jonathan E. JamesOu, Kurt A. Manweiler, Joseph R. Allen, Tuan A. Pham
  • Publication number: 20130322037
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for loading IC's into a socket lid is disclosed. The IC is first loaded into a lid. Once the IC has been loaded into the lid, the lid is rotated into a closed position on the frame. The lid is then locked in place on the frame by rotating at least one locking lever into a closed lacked position, where the locking lever forces the lid down against the socket contacts against a spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Chong S. Tan, Robert J., Hastings, Joseph R. Allen, Michael T. Gill, Kelly K. Smith, Keith A. Sauer
  • Patent number: 8291579
    Abstract: A apparatus for mounting an interposer PCA into a chassis is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a bracket attached to the PCA. A geared handle is rotatably attached to one end of the bracket. The geared handle is configured to rotate between an open position and a closed position. Two geared segments are rotatably attached to the opposite end of the bracket and are meshed with the geared handle. A slot is formed in each geared segment and two slots are formed in the geared handle. The slots engage with insertion/ejection flanges on the chassis. The engaged slots force the PCA down into mating connectors in the chassis when the handle is rotated from the open position to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John R. Grady, Carl Massey, Joseph R. Allen
  • Publication number: 20120186076
    Abstract: A apparatus for mounting an interposer PCA into a chassis is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a bracket attached to the PCA. A geared handle is rotatably attached to one end of the bracket. The geared handle is configured to rotate between an open position and a closed position. Two geared segments are rotatably attached to the opposite end of the bracket and are meshed with the geared handle. A slot is formed in each geared segment and two slots are formed in the geared handle. The slots engage with insertion/ejection flanges on the chassis. The engaged slots force the PCA down into mating connectors in the chassis when the handle is rotated from the open position to the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: John R. Grady, Carl Massey, Joseph R. Allen
  • Publication number: 20120012281
    Abstract: A heat sink is disclosed. The heat sink comprises a base (102, 402) with at least one vapor chamber (208, 408) containing a fluid with a first activation point. The base has at least one vapor chamber (212, 412) containing a fluid with a second activation point. The first activation point is different than the second activation point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: John P Franz, Sarah Nicole Anthony, Joseph R. Allen
  • Patent number: 7800902
    Abstract: An air backflow prevention member includes a frame assembly including a plurality of vanes and a plurality of stops. The plurality of vanes are rotatable between an open position, wherein the plurality of vanes are oriented oblique to a direction of airflow and in contact with the plurality of stops, and a closed position, wherein the plurality of vanes are oriented perpendicular to the direction of airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Troy A Della Fiora, John P. Franz, Joseph R. Allen
  • Patent number: 7719836
    Abstract: A cooling fan module is disclosed. The cooling fan module includes a module housing, a fan assembly, a fan control circuit board, and an electrical connector. The fan assembly is disposed within the module housing and includes a fan housing, a motor disposed within the fan housing, and a blade assembly coupled to the motor. The fan control circuit board is disposed between the module housing and the fan housing, and is coupled to the motor. The electrical connector is coupled to the fan control circuit board and projects outside of the module housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John P. Franz, Troy A. Della Fiora, Joseph R. Allen, Wade D. Vinson
  • Patent number: 7694926
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a rack-mount module having mounting brackets for mounting a horizontal support member between vertical support columns of an equipment rack. The mounting bracket comprises a base member and a latch. The base member comprises integrated side and end plates, with the side plate being securable to the horizontal support member and the end plate constructed to vertically support the mounting bracket thereon. The latch detachably adjoins the mounting bracket to the vertical support column, and is constructed to be hand-operated to detach the mounting bracket from the vertical support column in response to a tool-less manual manipulation of the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Allen, Thomas G. Bumby, Jr., Alan B. Doerr
  • 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