Patents by Inventor Richard Crisp

Richard Crisp 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).

  • Publication number: 20140104780
    Abstract: A disk drive carrier includes a frame and a shuttle. The frame includes supports configured to be in physical communication with a disk drive, a first index tab to align the disk drive with a connector on a backplane of a server tray, and an arm configured to engage the disk drive with the connector in a horizontal orientation. The shuttle includes a base including a channel, edges extending from the base and forming an enclosure to receive the frame and the disk drive in a vertical orientation, a fastener connected to the server tray through the channel, and an alignment key configured to slide along the first index tab and to align the disk drive with the connector. The disk drive shuttle is configured to horizontally move along the server tray and to enable the disk drive to connect with the connector in the horizontal orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Richard A. Crisp, Austin J. Orand, Garrett R. Lewis, Paul Kramer
  • Patent number: 8611093
    Abstract: A disk drive carrier includes a frame and a shuttle. The frame includes supports configured to be in physical communication with a disk drive, a first index tab to align the disk drive with a connector on a backplane of a server tray, and an arm configured to engage the disk drive with the connector in a horizontal orientation. The shuttle includes a base including a channel, edges extending from the base and forming an enclosure to receive the frame and the disk drive in a vertical orientation, a fastener connected to the server tray through the channel, and an alignment key configured to slide along the first index tab and to align the disk drive with the connector. The disk drive shuttle is configured to horizontally move along the server tray and to enable the disk drive to connect with the connector in the horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Richard A. Crisp, Austin J. Orand, Garrett R. Lewis, Paul Kramer
  • Patent number: 8599035
    Abstract: Equipment module indicator handle apparatus and methods are provided for displaying indications of the status conditions of equipment module circuitry using a light-conductive handle body that includes at least one handle leg at least partially composed of light conductive material and configured to transmit emitted light from a proximate end of the indicator handle toward a distal end of the indicator handle to visibly display a status condition of the module circuitry to a user on a surface of the indicator handle that is spaced apart from the wall of a chassis of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard A. Crisp, David W. Williams
  • Publication number: 20130229775
    Abstract: In accordance with the teachings of the present disclosure, an information handling system comprises an information handling resource and a chassis. The chassis includes a slot configured to receive the information handling resource. The chassis also includes a first rack ear and a second rack ear, each configured to facilitate removal of the information handling system from a server rack system. The first rack ear and second rack ear are further configured to interface with a first cover configured for placement on a first side of the chassis and a second cover configured for placement on a second side of the chassis, respectively. The first cover acts as the top of the information handling system and the second cover acts as the bottom of the information handling system when the information handling system is in the tower configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard A. Crisp, Austin J. Orand, Paul D. Kramer
  • Publication number: 20130098853
    Abstract: A disk drive carrier includes a frame and a shuttle. The frame includes supports configured to be in physical communication with a disk drive, a first index tab to align the disk drive with a connector on a backplane of a server tray, and an arm configured to engage the disk drive with the connector in a horizontal orientation. The shuttle includes a base including a channel, edges extending from the base and forming an enclosure to receive the frame and the disk drive in a vertical orientation, a fastener connected to the server tray through the channel, and an alignment key configured to slide along the first index tab and to align the disk drive with the connector. The disk drive shuttle is configured to horizontally move along the server tray and to enable the disk drive to connect with the connector in the horizontal orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Richard A. Crisp, Austin J. Orand, Garrett R. Lewis, Paul Kramer
  • Publication number: 20120194350
    Abstract: Equipment module indicator handle apparatus and methods are provided for displaying indications of the status condition/s of equipment module circuitry using a light-conductive handle body that includes at least one handle leg at least partially composed of light conductive material and configured to transmit emitted light from a proximate end of the indicator handle toward a distal end of the indicator handle to visibly display a status condition of the module circuitry to a user on a surface of the indicator handle that is spaced apart from the wall of a chassis of the module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Richard A. Crisp, David W. Williams
  • Patent number: 7576979
    Abstract: An improved modular server handle mechanism. The handle mechanism provides a translating handle mechanism that does not visibly function like a cam lever, and provides a carry handle solution when transporting the blade. In operation, to remove a blade server, a user pushes a button that releases the handle from a locked position. The handle is then pulled, and the cam levers undock the blade module from the chassis. When the cam motion is complete, the handle “locks out” in an open position to provide a carry handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Dearborn, George Hoh, Brandon Joel Brocklesby, Scott Lauffer, Richard Crisp, Paul Kramer
  • Patent number: D584733
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy Dearborn, Scott Lauffer, Richard Crisp
  • Patent number: D586814
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Kramer, Richard Crisp, Vincent Lam
  • Patent number: D588132
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Scott Lauffer, Richard Crisp, Andrew Tosh, Glen Clifton, Timothy Uys
  • Patent number: D588138
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Scott Lauffer, Richard Crisp, Paul Kramer
  • Patent number: D598448
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Scott Lauffer, Richard Crisp, Yinggang Du
  • Patent number: D600698
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Kramer, Richard Crisp, Vincent Lam
  • Patent number: D611049
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Kramer, Richard Crisp, Vincent Lam
  • Patent number: D650786
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Bryan K. Hunter, Jared Mockler, Richard Crisp
  • Patent number: D659133
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard Crisp, Paul D. Kramer
  • Patent number: D664959
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Bryan K. Hunter, David L. Mand, Richard Crisp
  • Patent number: D677253
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard A. Crisp, Austin Orand, Paul D. Kramer
  • Patent number: D677254
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard A. Crisp, Austin Orand, Paul D. Kramer
  • Patent number: D701505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Pedro Alfonso, Richard Crisp, Robert Moser