Patents by Inventor Robert J. Fite

Robert J. Fite 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: 7956713
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes an apparatus having a substrate with vias extending between first and second surfaces thereof, and at least one helical inductor adapted within a via, which may be formed of a conductive material. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Arun Chandrasekhar, Srikrishnan Venkataraman, Priyavadan R. Patel, Shamala Chickamenahalli, Robert J. Fite, Charan Gurumurthy
  • Publication number: 20090079530
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes an apparatus having a substrate with vias extending between first and second surfaces thereof, and at least one helical inductor adapted within a via, which may be formed of a conductive material. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Arun Chandrasekhar, Srikrishnan Venkataraman, Priyavadan R. Patel, Shamala Chickamenahalli, Robert J. Fite, Charan Gurumurthy
  • Patent number: 7317306
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nonlinear adaptive voltage positioning DC-DC converter method and apparatus that enable improved voltage transient response under changing current conditions for a load with known current draw characteristics. The invention in some embodiments provides that the nonlinear adaptive voltage positioning be adaptable or configurable to a specific, known current load range that comprises less than the full current range that may be provided by the DC-DC converter, to optimize voltage transient response for a particular known load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Fite
  • Patent number: 6891724
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structure of and a process of forming an integrated circuit package that utilizes a thermal interface material layer having an aligned array of carbon nanotubes affixed to a surface of the layer. The thermal interface material is diamond deposited by chemical vapor deposition. The carbon nanotubes are formed by a plasma discharge process on the surface of the CVDD and also may be formed on the surface of the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David S. De Lorenzo, Stephen W. Montgomery, Robert J. Fite
  • Patent number: 6839237
    Abstract: An improved rack-mounted server comprises, in one embodiment, a slidable electronics tray having a top cover secured to the rack, to facilitate access to the tray when it is withdrawn from the rack. The tray also includes a camming mechanism to facilitate insertion of the tray into and its extraction from cable connectors or plugs affixed to the rack. The tray includes, in one embodiment, a movement detection mechanism to power it up or down when tray insertion or removal, respectively, is initiated. In addition, the rack includes an improved cable management system that can accommodate different cables and cable plugs. As a tray is inserted into or removed from the rack, corresponding connectors on the tray are electrically coupled to or uncoupled from cable plugs affixed to the rack, eliminating any need to remove cables from the tray or reinstall them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Berry, Robert J. Fite, Tomm V. Aldridge, Barrett M. Faneuf
  • Patent number: 6826970
    Abstract: A device is presented having an optical emitter/receiver device. The device has a light pipe connected with the optical emitter/receiver device. Also a rotating shaft having at least one opening. The light pipe is situated within the rotating shaft. At least one bearing having a reflective marker is connected to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Fite, Donovan D. Van Sleet, Casey R. Winkel, Eyran Eylon
  • Patent number: 6819017
    Abstract: A device is presented having a multiplicity of motors connected to a shaft. A multiplicity of motor control devices are connected to the motors. A multiplicity of bearings are connected to the motors and the shaft. The multiplicity of motors, the multiplicity of motor control devices and the multiplicity of bearings continue to control the shaft rotation speed upon failure of either one of the multiplicity of motors, the multiplicity of motor control devices, or the multiplicity of bearings. Also presented is a device having at least one motor connected to a shaft. At least one bearing is connected to the at least one motor and the shaft. The at least one bearing has a multiplicity of rotating sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Casey R. Winkel, Donovan D. Van Sleet, Robert J. Fite, Tomm V. Aldridge, Eyran Eylon
  • Publication number: 20040184241
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structure of and a process of forming an integrated circuit package that utilizes a thermal interface material layer having an aligned array of carbon nanotubes affixed to a surface of the layer. The thermal interface material is diamond deposited by chemical vapor deposition. The carbon nanotubes are formed by a plasma discharge process on the surface of the CVDD and also may be formed on the surface of the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David S. De Lorenzo, Stephen W. Montgomery, Robert J. Fite
  • Patent number: 6724183
    Abstract: A device is presented having an optical emitter/receiver device. The device has a light pipe connected with the optical emitter/receiver device. Also a rotating shaft having at least one opening. The light pipe is situated within the rotating shaft. At least one bearing having a reflective marker is connected to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Fite, Donovan D. Van Sleet, Casey R. Winkel, Eyran Eylon
  • Patent number: 6712515
    Abstract: A bearing is presented having a multiplicity of rotating sleeves. A bushing is connected to one of the multiplicity of rotating sleeves. At least one bearing set is connected to the multiplicity of rotating sleeves. Also, a bearing is presented having a multiplicity of rotating sleeves. At least two bearing sets are connected to the multiplicity of rotating sleeves. Another bearing is presented having a multiplicity of rotating sleeves. At least two bearing sets are connected to the multiplicity of rotating sleeves. A bushing is connected with one of the rotating sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Fite, Donovan D. Van Sleet, Casey R. Winkel, Tomm V. Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20040045375
    Abstract: A device is presented having an optical emitter/receiver device. The device has a light pipe connected with the optical emitter/receiver device. Also a rotating shaft having at least one opening. The light pipe is situated within the rotating shaft. At least one bearing having a reflective marker is connected to the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: Robert J. Fite, Donovan D. Van Sleet, Casey R. Winkel, Eyran Eylon
  • Patent number: 6700266
    Abstract: A device is presented having a first and a second motor control device. The first and the second motor control devices control rotation speed of a motor. The first or the second motor control devices continue to control rotation speed of the motor upon failure of either the first or the second motor control device. Also presented is a device having at least one motor. The at least one motor having at least one pair of bifilar windings. A further device is presented having at least one motor. The at least one motor having at least eight magnetic lobes. Another device is presented having a first motor connected to a shaft. A second motor is connected to the shaft. A fan hub is connected to the shaft. A fan blade is connected to the fan hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Casey R. Winkel, Robert J. Fite, Tomm V. Aldridge, Donovan D. Van Sleet
  • Publication number: 20030231471
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structure of and a process of forming an integrated circuit package that utilizes a thermal interface material layer having an aligned array of carbon nanotubes affixed to a surface of the layer. The thermal interface material is diamond deposited by chemical vapor deposition. The carbon nanotubes are formed by a plasma discharge process on the surface of the CVDD and also may be formed on the surface of the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David S. De Lorenzo, Stephen W. Montgomery, Robert J. Fite
  • Publication number: 20030178954
    Abstract: A device is presented having a first and a second motor control device. The first and the second motor control devices control rotation speed of a motor. The first or the second motor control devices continue to control rotation speed of the motor upon failure of either the first or the second motor control device. Also presented is a device having at least one motor. The at least one motor having at least one pair of bifilar windings. A further device is presented having at least one motor. The at least one motor having at least eight magnetic lobes. Another device is presented having a first motor connected to a shaft. A second motor is connected to the shaft. A fan hub is connected to the shaft. A fan blade is connected to the fan hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: Casey R. Winkel, Robert J. Fite, Tomm V. Aldridge, Donovan D. Van Sleet
  • Publication number: 20030161114
    Abstract: An improved rack-mounted server comprises, in one embodiment, a slidable electronics tray having a top cover secured to the rack, to facilitate access to the tray when it is withdrawn from the rack. The tray also includes a camming mechanism to facilitate insertion of the tray into and its extraction from cable connectors or plugs affixed to the rack. The tray includes, in one embodiment, a movement detection mechanism to power it up or down when tray insertion or removal, respectively, is initiated. In addition, the rack includes an improved cable management system that can accommodate different cables and cable plugs. As a tray is inserted into or removed from the rack, corresponding connectors on the tray are electrically coupled to or uncoupled from cable plugs affixed to the rack, eliminating any need to remove cables from the tray or reinstall them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Berry, Robert J. Fite, Tomm V. Aldridge, Barrett M. Faneuf
  • Publication number: 20030122540
    Abstract: A device is presented having an optical emitter/receiver device. The device has a light pipe connected with the optical emitter/receiver device. Also a rotating shaft having at least one opening. The light pipe is situated within the rotating shaft. At least one bearing having a reflective marker is connected to the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: Robert J. Fite, Donovan D. Van Sleet, Casey R. Winkel, Eyran Eylon
  • Publication number: 20030122438
    Abstract: A device is presented having a multiplicity of motors connected to a shaft. A multiplicity of motor control devices are connected to the motors. A multiplicity of bearings are connected to the motors and the shaft. The multiplicity of motors, the multiplicity of motor control devices and the multiplicity of bearings continue to control the shaft rotation speed upon failure of either one of the multiplicity of motors, the multiplicity of motor control devices, or the multiplicity of bearings. Also presented is a device having at least one motor connected to a shaft. At least one bearing is connected to the at least one motor and the shaft. The at least one bearing has a multiplicity of rotating sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: Casey R. Winkel, Donovan D. Van Sleet, Robert J. Fite, Tomm V. Aldridge, Eyran Eylon
  • Publication number: 20030123767
    Abstract: A bearing is presented having a multiplicity of rotating sleeves. A bushing is connected to one of the multiplicity of rotating sleeves. At least one bearing set is connected to the multiplicity of rotating sleeves. Also, a bearing is presented having a multiplicity of rotating sleeves. At least two bearing sets are connected to the multiplicity of rotating sleeves. Another bearing is presented having a multiplicity of rotating sleeves. At least two bearing sets are connected to the multiplicity of rotating sleeves. A bushing is connected with one of the rotating sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: Robert J. Fite, Donovan D. Van Sleet, Casey R. Winkel, Tomm V. Aldridge
  • Patent number: 6560114
    Abstract: An improved rack-mounted server comprises, in one embodiment, a slidable electronics tray having a top cover secured to the rack, to facilitate access to the tray when it is withdrawn from the rack. The tray also includes a camming mechanism to facilitate insertion of the tray into and its extraction from cable connectors or plugs affixed to the rack. The tray includes, in one embodiment, a movement detection mechanism to power it up or down when tray insertion or removal, respectively, is initiated. In addition, the rack includes an improved cable management system that can accommodate different cables and cable plugs. As a tray is inserted into or removed from the rack, corresponding connectors on the tray are electrically coupled to or uncoupled from cable plugs affixed to the rack, eliminating any need to remove cables from the tray or reinstall them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Berry, Robert J. Fite, Tomm V. Aldridge, Barrett M. Faneuf
  • Publication number: 20030002261
    Abstract: An improved rack-mounted server comprises, in one embodiment, a slidable electronics tray having a top cover secured to the rack, to facilitate access to the tray when it is withdrawn from the rack. The tray also includes a camming mechanism to facilitate insertion of the tray into and its extraction from cable connectors or plugs affixed to the rack. The tray includes, in one embodiment, a movement detection mechanism to power it up or down when tray insertion or removal, respectively, is initiated. In addition, the rack includes an improved cable management system that can acconmmodate different cables and cable plugs. As a tray is inserted into or removed from the rack, corresponding connectors on the tray are electrically coupled to or uncoupled from cable plugs affixed to the rack, eliminating any need to remove cables from the tray or reinstall them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Berry, Robert J. Fite, Tomm V. Aldridge, Barrett M. Faneuf