Patents by Inventor Larry E. Wilson

Larry E. Wilson 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: 8526177
    Abstract: A chassis comprises a printed circuit board (PCB) and a sub-chassis housing multiple processors that couple to the PCB. The sub-chassis is disposed above and parallel to the PCB. The multiple processors are cooled by a fan disposed on the sub-chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David M. Paquin, John D. Nguyen, Michael L. Sabotta, Larry E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8427285
    Abstract: A server computer system includes a set of visual indicators for representing status of one or more data storage devices that are connected to one or more nodes of the server system. Control circuitry has at least first and second bus interfaces and is configured to set the state of the visual indicators responsive to signals received through the bus interfaces, and to operate in at least first and second configurable modes. In the first mode, both of the first and the second bus interfaces communicate with a single node. In the second mode, the first bus interface communicates with a first node and the second bus interface communicates with a second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Larry E Wilson, Masud M Reza, Hank Dao
  • Patent number: 8335879
    Abstract: A technique for differentiating nodes in a multi-node electronic system includes establishing an intended configuration for the system, the configuration including a number of nodes to be installed and a specification of intended node locations. A node ID for each of multiple nodes to be installed in the system is established, and the multiple nodes are installed. Using the node ID established for each of the multiple nodes, a determination is made whether the multiple nodes as installed comply with the intended configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Larry E Wilson, Hank Dao, Vi T Lu, Adnan T Gunduz, John D Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20110273841
    Abstract: A chassis comprises a printed circuit board (PCB) and a sub-chassis housing multiple processors that couple to the PCB. The sub-chassis is disposed above and parallel to the PCB. The multiple processors are cooled by a fan disposed on the sub-chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: David M. PAQUIN, John D. Nguyen, Michael L. Sabotta, Larry E. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20110267188
    Abstract: A server computer system includes a set of visual indicators for representing status of one or more data storage devices that are connected to one or more nodes of the server system. Control circuitry has at least first and second bus interfaces and is configured to set the state of the visual indicators responsive to signals received through the bus interfaces, and to operate in at least first and second configurable modes. In the first mode, both of the first and the second bus interfaces communicate with a single node. In the second mode, the first bus interface communicates with a first node and the second bus interface communicates with a second node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Larry E. Wilson, Masud M. Reza, Hank Dao
  • Publication number: 20110271020
    Abstract: A technique for differentiating nodes in a multi-node electronic system includes establishing an intended configuration for the system, the configuration including a number of nodes to be installed and a specification of intended node locations. A node ID for each of multiple nodes to be installed in the system is established, and the multiple nodes are installed. Using the node ID established for each of the multiple nodes, a determination is made whether the multiple nodes as installed comply, with the intended configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Larry E. Wilson, Hank Dao, Vi T. Lu, Adnan T. Gunduz, John D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 6242720
    Abstract: A control for a water heater having upper and lower heating elements assures that the upper heating element is not activated until certain control conditions are met. The control first determines whether the temperature sensed by a sensor in the vicinity of the upper heating element has reached a predefined set point temperature for that sensor. The control thereafter determines whether the temperature sensed by the sensor declines at a rate greater or equal to a threshold rate of temperature change before authorizing any activation of the upper heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Larry E. Wilson, Dennis L. Harris
  • Patent number: 6127932
    Abstract: A flame sensor for sensing flame produced by the burner of a furnace. The sensor includes a closed end tube having a photosensitive element located therein. The photosensitive element is sealed off from any external light so as to only respond to infrared wavelengths of light emitted from the end of the tube when subjected to a flame produced by the burner of the furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Larry E. Wilson, Gary D. Wedlake
  • Patent number: 5761920
    Abstract: An ice making machine detects when to harvest the ice being formed on an ice forming plate. A circuit analyzes the response of a capacitor formed by the ice forming plate and a conducting plate positioned opposite the ice forming plate wherein the dielectric medium therebetween substantially consists at some point in time of the ice formed on the ice forming plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Larry E. Wilson, Craig R. Knotts
  • Patent number: 5761919
    Abstract: A system for detecting the formation of ice on a cold surface includes an electrical circuit for sensing the electrical responsiveness of a capacitor formed by a conductive plate positioned opposite the cold surface. The ice formed on the cold surface will eventually comprise most of the dielectric medium between the conductive plate and the cold surface thereby providing a distinctively recognizable electrical response that is sensed by the electrical circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Larry E. Wilson, Craig R. Knotts
  • Patent number: 5722822
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for checking the responsiveness of a circuit which senses the presence of a flame produced by a burner within a furnace. A programmed processor associated with the circuit measures the time the circuit takes to indicate the presence of a flame. A warning is generated when the measured time exceeds a predetermined allowable time. The allowable time is determined by taking into account the decreased responsiveness of an electrode that indicates the presence of the burner flame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Larry E. Wilson, Craig R. Knotts, Daniel L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 5720604
    Abstract: A flame sensor senses the intensity of a pilot flame to determine whether main burner ignition has occurred in a gas furnace. The sensor includes a computer which is operative to trigger the sensing of the flame intensity following the provision of gas to the main burner. Circuitry associated with the computer preferably provides an indication of the pilot flame intensity to the computer through a measurement of the electrical conductivity of the pilot flame following provision of gas to the main burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel L. Kelly, Craig R. Knotts, Larry E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5085574
    Abstract: A fail-safe gas valve driver circuit controlling the gas supply line of a gas burner, which circuit in its essential circuit elements (FIG. 1) includes an appropriate switching means (S1) effectively feeding a pulsed DC wave form into the rest of the valve relay driver circuit, operatively consisting only of a capacitor (C1) in series with a gas valve relay (K1), which in turn is in parallel with a diode (D1). In operation, the valve relay coil is energized by charging the capacitor with the switch connected to a positive DC voltage source (V.sub.dc ; FIG. 1A), and then grounding the positive end of the capacitor (switch connected to ground) applying a negative voltage across the coil of the relay (FIG. 1B). When the capacitor is again connected to the positive DC voltage source by the switch, the current in the relay coil is sustained by the diode (FIG. 1C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: Hamilton Standard Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4706017
    Abstract: A compact and inexpensive current sensor includes a planar coil assembly mounted, as by printing, on a substrate such as a circuit board. A closed-loop flux concentrator extends through the coil and also through the board. A conductor carrying the AC current to be sensed is positioned in proximity with the flux concentrator. The flux concentrator is of one-piece construction, having a pair of opposed leg portions in overlapping relation and fastened to the circuit board. A current-summing amplifier amplifies the low-amplitude emf provided by the coil assembly and, with further circuitry, provides an indication and/or control commensurate with the sensed current being above or below some value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Assignee: Hamilton Standard Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4304556
    Abstract: A bracket is provided for attaching an outdrive auxiliary motor to a motor boat. The auxiliary motor functions as a source of emergency power and the bracket enables mounting of the auxiliary motor in place without impairing the maneuverability of the boat either under its normal source of power or its auxiliary source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1981
    Inventor: Larry E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 3978376
    Abstract: An electronic lock providing open/close commands to operate electrically controlled doors. Contacts operated in a predetermined sequence discharge and charge capacitors transfering charge along a capacitor chain to finally close an electronic switch. Contacts not part of the predetermined sequence briefly disable the lock when operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1973
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1976
    Inventor: Larry E. Wilson