Patents by Inventor Mark Edward Shaw

Mark Edward Shaw 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: 11567548
    Abstract: The discussion relates to disaggregated computing. One example can monitor multiple two-phase liquid immersion tanks. Individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks can contain multiple components of a single type of component type. The example can receive requests for virtual machines and allocate sets of components from individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks to work together to support the virtual machines requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam A. Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Christian L. Belady, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Ricardo G. Bianchini, Winston Allen Saunders, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Publication number: 20220354026
    Abstract: The description relates to cooling electronic components, such as computing devices. One example includes a rack defining a volume and multiple sealed chassis modules removably fluidly coupled to a two-phase condenser tank via a vapor coupler and a liquid coupler. Individual sealed chassis modules can contain one or more electronic components immersed in two-phase coolant that when heated by operation of the electronic components experiences a phase change from a liquid phase to a gas phase and travels to the two-phase condenser tank via the vapor coupler and is cooled in the two-phase condenser tank until experiencing a phase change back into the liquid phase. Individual sealed chassis modules can be decoupled from the two-phase condenser tank without releasing two-phase coolant and an entirety of the multiple sealed chassis modules and the condenser tank are contained in the volume of the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Patrick KELLEY, Alexis Grace SCHUBERT, Craig Steven RANTA, Kathryn OSEEN-SENDA, Dennis TRIEU, Mark Edward SHAW
  • Publication number: 20220308643
    Abstract: The discussion relates to disaggregated computing. One example can monitor multiple two-phase liquid immersion tanks. Individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks can contain multiple components of a single type of component type. The example can receive requests for virtual machines and allocate sets of components from individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks to work together to support the virtual machines requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam A. Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Christian L. Belady, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Ricardo G. Bianchini, Winston Allen Saunders, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Patent number: 11392184
    Abstract: The discussion relates to disaggregated computing. One example can monitor multiple two-phase liquid immersion tanks. Individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks can contain multiple components of a single type of component type. The example can receive requests for virtual machines and allocate sets of components from individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks to work together to support the virtual machines requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam A. Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Christian L. Belady, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Ricardo G. Bianchini, Winston Allen Saunders, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Publication number: 20220201902
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling cooling of electronic components in computing facilities are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting a pressure drop of a coolant flowing across multiple servers in an enclosure between the inlet and outlet manifolds and a supply temperature of the coolant at the inlet manifold. The method further includes automatically adjust operations of the pump to maintain the calculated pressure drop at or near a pressure-drop setpoint while automatically adjusting operations of the air mover to maintain the supply temperature at or near a temperature setpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Edward Shaw, Husam Atallah Alissa, Brandon Rubenstein, Robert Jason Lankston, II, Christian Belady, Bharath Ramakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20220100241
    Abstract: The discussion relates to disaggregated computing. One example can monitor multiple two-phase liquid immersion tanks. Individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks can contain multiple components of a single type of component type. The example can receive requests for virtual machines and allocate sets of components from individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks to work together to support the virtual machines requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam A. Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Christian L. Belady, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Ricardo G. Bianchini, Winston Allen Saunders, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Patent number: 10028401
    Abstract: Rack configurations provide increased storage device density without compromising cooling or immediate device availability. A device rack has a frame including posts which define an interior containing system board(s) with electronic device connectors. The system board is fixed relative to the frame, and the rack is devoid of sliding rails and cable management arms for the devices, thereby reducing rack weight and mechanical complexity. A vertical plenum within the rack between loaded system boards carries cooling air for the devices and may also permit use of a service robot to install or replace hot-pluggable hard disk drives or other devices, which can be arranged in columns. As one objective measure of the increased density provided, a connector density is at least a specified number of hundreds of mechanically and electronically releasably connectable electronic device connectors per cubic meter within the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Edward Shaw, Wilson V. Vu, Martha Geoghegan Peterson, Hien A. Thai, Eric C. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20170181306
    Abstract: Rack configurations provide increased storage device density without compromising cooling or immediate device availability. A device rack has a frame including posts which define an interior containing system board(s) with electronic device connectors. The system board is fixed relative to the frame, and the rack is devoid of sliding rails and cable management arms for the devices, thereby reducing rack weight and mechanical complexity. A vertical plenum within the rack between loaded system boards carries cooling air for the devices and may also permit use of a service robot to install or replace hot-pluggable hard disk drives or other devices, which can be arranged in columns. As one objective measure of the increased density provided, a connector density is at least a specified number of hundreds of mechanically and electronically releasably connectable electronic device connectors per cubic meter within the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Edward SHAW, Wilson V. VU, Martha Geoghegan PETERSON, Hien A. THAI, Eric C. PETERSON
  • Patent number: 9131618
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to racking equipment in a data center. A modular equipment rack system can include an upper track, a lower track, a vertical support, a power and network distribution unit, and a tray. The upper track and the lower track can respectively include incrementally spaced mounting locations at which the vertical support and the power and network distribution unit can be attachable. The tray can be attachable to the vertical support and the power and network distribution unit when the vertical support is attached to the upper track at a first upper mounting location and attached to the lower track at a corresponding first lower mounting location, and the power and network distribution unit is attached to the upper track at a second upper mounting location and attached to the lower track at a corresponding second lower mounting location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric C. Peterson, Shaun L. Harris, Mark Edward Shaw, Matthew Allen Faist, Christian L. Belady, Darren Shakib
  • Patent number: 8898246
    Abstract: A computing device having partitions, and a method of communicating between partitions, are disclosed wherein at least one partition comprises: at least one register substantially always accessible to other partitions and capable of defining an address area; at least one address area that may be accessible to other partitions and is capable of being defined by the at least one register; and address areas other than the at least one accessible address area that are not accessible to other partitions. A method of processing interrupts comprising receiving an interrupt, assessing the origin of the interrupt, accepting, rejecting, or further assessing the interrupt, depending on its origin, when further assessing the interrupt, accepting or rejecting the interrupt depending on its contents, and forwarding accepted interrupts but not rejected interrupts to a target processor, and a device carrying out that method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gary Belgrave Gostin, Larry N. McMahan, Michael A. Schroeder, Craig W. Warner, Richard W. Adkisson, Huai-Ter Victor Chong, David M. Binford, Mark Edward Shaw, Joe P. Cowan, Thierry Fevrier, Arad Rostampour
  • Publication number: 20140173157
    Abstract: Computing unit enclosures are often configured to connect units (e.g., server racks or trays) with a wired network. Because the network type may vary (e.g., Ethernet, InfiniBand, and Fibre Channel), such enclosures often provide network resources connecting each unit with each supported network type. However, such architectures may present inefficiencies such as unused network resources, and may constrain network support for the units to a small set of supported network types. Presented herein are enclosure architectures enabling flexible and efficient network support by including a backplane comprising a backplane bus that exchanges data between the units and a network adapter using an expansion bus protocol, such as PCI-Express.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Edward Shaw, Kushagra V. Vaid, David A. Maltz, Parantap Lahiri
  • Publication number: 20140036452
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to racking equipment in a data center. A modular equipment rack system can include an upper track, a lower track, a vertical support, a power and network distribution unit, and a tray. The upper track and the lower track can respectively include incrementally spaced mounting locations at which the vertical support and the power and network distribution unit can be attachable. The tray can be attachable to the vertical support and the power and network distribution unit when the vertical support is attached to the upper track at a first upper mounting location and attached to the lower track at a corresponding first lower mounting location, and the power and network distribution unit is attached to the upper track at a second upper mounting location and attached to the lower track at a corresponding second lower mounting location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric C. Peterson, Shaun L. Harris, Mark Edward Shaw, Matthew Allen Faist, Christian L. Belady, Darren Shakib
  • Publication number: 20130340458
    Abstract: Water for data center uses is generated from the ambient air by a water generator that cools air below its dew point, thereby causing the water in such air to precipitate out. The water generator is powered by renewable energy sources that provide a sufficient amount of energy over an extended period of time, despite temporary interruptions. Heated air from the data center is exhausted so as to absorb moisture from the ambient air, with such heated air being capable of holding a greater amount of moisture, and is then directed through the water generator, thereby enabling the water generator to generate a greater amount of water. The level of water available is monitored and the water generator utilizes on-demand power sources to generate a greater amount of water so as to avoid emptying water storage units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Edward Shaw, Sean M. James
  • Patent number: 8582302
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to racking equipment in a data center. A modular equipment rack system can include an upper track, a lower track, a vertical support, a power and network distribution unit, and a tray. The upper track and the lower track can respectively include incrementally spaced mounting locations at which the vertical support and the power and network distribution unit can be attachable. The tray can be attachable to the vertical support and the power and network distribution unit when the vertical support is attached to the upper track at a first upper mounting location and attached to the lower track at a corresponding first lower mounting location, and the power and network distribution unit is attached to the upper track at a second upper mounting location and attached to the lower track at a corresponding second lower mounting location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric C. Peterson, Shaun L. Harris, Mark Edward Shaw, Matthew Allen Faist, Christian L. Belady, Darren Shakib
  • Patent number: 8549186
    Abstract: A system for sharing a device across a plurality of operating systems is provided. The system includes a sharable bit in the namespace for identifying whether the device is sharable. The system further includes one or more operating systems that are adapted to recognize the sharable bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bradley G. Culter, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Publication number: 20130120941
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to racking equipment in a data center. A modular equipment rack system can include an upper track, a lower track, a vertical support, a power and network distribution unit, and a tray. The upper track and the lower track can respectively include incrementally spaced mounting locations at which the vertical support and the power and network distribution unit can be attachable. The tray can be attachable to the vertical support and the power and network distribution unit when the vertical support is attached to the upper track at a first upper mounting location and attached to the lower track at a corresponding first lower mounting location, and the power and network distribution unit is attached to the upper track at a second upper mounting location and attached to the lower track at a corresponding second lower mounting location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric C. Peterson, Shaun L. Harris, Mark Edward Shaw, Matthew Allen Faist, Christian L. Belady, Darren Shakib
  • Patent number: 7624213
    Abstract: A data communications architecture employing serializers and deserializers that reduces data communications latency. In an illustrative implementation, the data communications architecture communicates data across communications links. The architecture maintains various mechanisms to promote data communications speed and to avoid communication link down time. These mechanisms perform the functions including but not limited to generating processing debug information, processing link identification information, injecting errors across communications links and performing error detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregg Bernard Lesartre, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Patent number: 7444681
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in a partitionable computing system. A first link controller is associated with a first partition. A second link controller is associated with a second partition. A computing element communicated with link controllers to establish or deny communication between the partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Edward Shaw, Vipul Gandhi, Gregg Bernard Lesartre, Brendan A. Voge
  • Patent number: 7406091
    Abstract: Distributing communications between paths, comprises providing a plurality of destinations, providing a plurality of communications paths such that each of the plurality of destinations can be accessed over each of the plurality of communications paths, defining destination addresses interleaved over the plurality of destinations, sending communications from a source to a plurality of the interleaved addresses, and selecting different ones of the plurality of paths for successive communications that are sent to addresses on different destinations, wherein the path for a communication is selected using at least a part of the address of the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael A. Schroeder, Craig W. Warner, Gary Belgrave Gostin, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Patent number: 7356678
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in a partitionable computing system. The system can include a computer readable medium comprising instructions configured to move an element of a first partition to a second partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Edward Shaw, Vipul Gandhi, Gary Belgrave Gostin, Richard Dickert Powers, Guy Lowell Kuntz, Ryan Weaver