Patents by Inventor Owen R. Melroy

Owen R. Melroy 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: 6515857
    Abstract: Attractive heat sinks are used to cool the central processing unit and other solid state electronic components in electronic devices such as computers. In preferred embodiments, heat sinks snap onto one or both sides of a laptop computer to provide cooling. The heat sinks may consist of one or more sealed tubes of various cross sections containing a fluid mixture or solution. Preferred embodiments of the heat sinks rely on the principle of Rayleigh-Benard convection to provide a visually attractive “bubble lamp” display, “glitter lamp” display, or other convective fluid lamp display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Ford, James H. Kaufman, Owen R. Melroy, Cameron S. Miner, Kevin P. Roche
  • Publication number: 20020172005
    Abstract: Attractive heat sinks are used to cool the central processing unit and other solid state electronic components in electronic devices such as computers. In preferred embodiments, heat sinks snap onto one or both sides of a laptop computer to provide cooling. The heat sinks may consist of one or more sealed tubes of various cross sections containing a fluid mixture or solution. Preferred embodiments of the heat sinks rely on the principle of Rayleigh-Benard convection to provide a visually attractive “bubble lamp” display, “glitter lamp” display, or other convective fluid lamp display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Ford, James H. Kaufman, Owen R. Melroy, Cameron S. Miner, Kevin P. Roche
  • Patent number: 4619731
    Abstract: Via holes are etched in an alumina layer using an etchant bath of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid at a pH above 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1986
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Buttry, Mohamad T. Krounbi, Owen R. Melroy