Patents by Inventor Sami Syed

Sami Syed 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: 10381617
    Abstract: Provided herein are battery packs comprising a first polymeric endplate, a second polymeric endplate, and a plurality (n) of partitions extending between the first endplate and second endplate and defining (n?1) battery cavities. Each cavity is capable of receiving a battery cell stack comprising a plurality of battery cells and optionally cooling plates and foam pads. Partitions comprise a plurality of polymeric repeating spacers, and each spacer from each partition can correspond to a cooling plate common to a plurality of battery cell stacks. Each of the repeating spacers and cooling plates can include a plurality of aligned apertures, and corresponding bolts can occupy the aligned apertures and secure the same to the endplates. Each repeating spacer can correspond to a complete or partial battery unit, wherein a complete battery unit comprises a first battery cell, a cooling plate, a second battery cell, and a foam pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Howe, Sami A. Syed, Roger M. Brisbane, Nicholas Compton, Igor M. Kan
  • Publication number: 20190097189
    Abstract: Provided herein are battery packs comprising a first polymeric endplate, a second polymeric endplate, and a plurality (n) of partitions extending between the first endplate and second endplate and defining (n?1) battery cavities. Each cavity is capable of receiving a battery cell stack comprising a plurality of battery cells and optionally cooling plates and foam pads. Partitions comprise a plurality of polymeric repeating spacers, and each spacer from each partition can correspond to a cooling plate common to a plurality of battery cell stacks. Each of the repeating spacers and cooling plates can include a plurality of aligned apertures, and corresponding bolts can occupy the aligned apertures and secure the same to the endplates. Each repeating spacer can correspond to a complete or partial battery unit, wherein a complete battery unit comprises a first battery cell, a cooling plate, a second battery cell, and a foam pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy J. Howe, Sami A. Syed, Roger M. Brisbane, Nicholas Compton, Igor M. Kan
  • Patent number: 9587118
    Abstract: A coated electronic device that is fire resistant includes an electronic component and an intumescent layer disposed over the electronic component. The intumescent layer includes sodium silicate having formula Na2SiO3, pentaerythitol, a resin that is cross-linked by melamine, boron nitride particles, and triammonium phosphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Herman K. Phlegm, Mahmoud H. Abd Elhamid, Edgar P. Calderon, Sami A. Syed
  • Publication number: 20160336627
    Abstract: A high voltage battery module includes a plurality of battery cells, a plurality of cooling fins dispersed between the battery cells, and a frame for holding the plurality of battery cells and the plurality of fins. An intumescent layer is proximate to at least one battery module component selected from the battery cells, the plurality of cooling fins, and the frame. The intumescent layer includes sodium silicate having formula Na2SiO3, pentaerythitol, a resin that is cross-linked by melamine, boron nitride particles, and triammonium phosphate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Sami A. SYED, Herman K. PHLEGM, Mahmoud H. ABD ELHAMID, Edgar P. CALDERON
  • Publication number: 20160333194
    Abstract: A coated electronic device that is fire resistant includes an electronic component and an intumescent layer disposed over the electronic component. The intumescent layer includes sodium silicate having formula Na2SiO3, pentaerythitol, a resin that is cross-linked by melamine, boron nitride particles, and triammonium phosphate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Herman K. PHLEGM, Mahmoud H. ABD ELHAMID, Edgar P. CALDERON, Sami A. SYED
  • Patent number: 9196878
    Abstract: A battery assembly includes a plurality of stacked battery cartridges. Each battery cartridge includes a first receptacle unit, a battery cell stack, and a second receptacle unit positioned within first receptacle unit. The battery cell stack includes a first battery cell, a second battery cell, and a foam layer interposed between the first battery cell and the second battery cell. The battery cell stack is positioned within the first receptacle unit, with the second receptacle unit compressing the battery cell stack. The battery module assembly also includes a receiving assembly that holds the plurality of battery cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Christian, Herman K. Phlegm, John G. Dorrough, Sami A. Syed
  • Patent number: 9054361
    Abstract: A method of assembling a battery module assembly includes a step of preparing a plurality of battery cell stacks. Each battery cell stack is constructed by positioning a pre-compressed foam unit interposed between a first battery cell and a second battery cell. Each battery cell stack is positioned in a receiving frame. After such positioning, the pre-compressed foam unit of each battery cell stack is expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Christian, Sami A. Syed, Herman K. Phlegm, John G. Dorrough
  • Patent number: 9050898
    Abstract: A battery module includes two or more battery cells and a continuous wave fin disposed between the battery cells. The construction of the wave fin is generally one-piece such that fewer parts are needed to form the battery module. In a preferred form, the wave fin is made from a high thermal conductivity material to promote removal of heat generated by the batteries during their operation. Portions of the wave fin not in direct contact with the battery cells may be placed in direct contact with a heat sink to help remove excess heat from the module. Expansion units or related additional structure may be placed, along with the various battery cells, between the generally serpentine-shaped wave fin to provide uniformity in cell spacing. A method of making one or more battery modules is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Sami A. Syed, Robert J. Heydel, John G. Dorrough
  • Publication number: 20140141307
    Abstract: A method of assembling a battery module assembly includes a step of preparing a plurality of battery cell stacks. Each battery cell stack is constructed by positioning a pre-compressed foam unit interposed between a first battery cell and a second battery cell. Each battery cell stack is positioned in a receiving frame. After such positioning, the pre-compressed foam unit of each battery cell stack is expanded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Christian, Sami A. Syed, Herman K. Phlegm, John G. Dorrough
  • Publication number: 20140141308
    Abstract: A battery assembly includes a plurality of stacked battery cartridges. Each battery cartridge includes a first receptacle unit, a battery cell stack, and a second receptacle unit positioned within first receptacle unit. The battery cell stack includes a first battery cell, a second battery cell, and a foam layer interposed between the first battery cell and the second battery cell. The battery cell stack is positioned within the first receptacle unit, with the second receptacle unit compressing the battery cell stack. The battery module assembly also includes a receiving assembly that holds the plurality of battery cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Christian, Herman K. Phlegm, John G. Dorrough, Sami A. Syed
  • Publication number: 20130101881
    Abstract: A battery module includes two or more battery cells and a continuous wave fin disposed between the battery cells. The construction of the wave fin is generally one-piece such that fewer parts are needed to form the battery module. In a preferred form, the wave fin is made from a high thermal conductivity material to promote removal of heat generated by the batteries during their operation. Portions of the wave fin not in direct contact with the battery cells may be placed in direct contact with a heat sink to help remove excess heat from the module. Expansion units or related additional structure may be placed, along with the various battery cells, between the generally serpentine-shaped wave fin to provide uniformity in cell spacing. A method of making one or more battery modules is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Sami A. Syed, Robert J. Heydel, John G. Dorrough
  • Patent number: 7209964
    Abstract: In a telecommunications switching network having a resource complex including network switches, an intelligent service platform for providing intelligent call processing and service execution for call events received at the switches and requiring call processing services. A centralized administration system is provided that comprises a system for storing one or more reusable business objects that each encapsulate a distinct call-processing function, and any associated data required by the business object; a system for distributing selected business objects and associated data to selected nodes in the switching network based on pre-determined node configuration criteria; and, a system for activating the business objects in preparation for real-time use. A computing platform is provided within each node for executing those business objects required to perform a service in accordance with an event received at the network switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Dugan, Allen M. Holmes, Terence A. Robb, Ajay P. Deo, Sami Syed, Wendy T. Wong
  • Publication number: 20050021713
    Abstract: In a telecommunications switching network having a resource complex including network switches, an intelligent service platform for providing intelligent call processing and service execution for call events received at the switches and requiring call processing services. A centralized administration system is provided that comprises a system for storing one or more reusable business objects that each encapsulate a distinct call-processing function, and any associated data required by the business object; a system for distributing selected business objects and associated data to selected nodes in the switching network based on pre-determined node configuration criteria; and, a system for activating the business objects in preparation for real-time use. A computing platform is provided within each node for executing those business objects required to perform a service in accordance with an event received at the network switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: Andrew Dugan, Allen Holmes, Terence Robb, Ajay Deo, Sami Syed, Wendy Wong
  • Patent number: 6788649
    Abstract: An intelligent network implementing processes and apparatus for supporting ATM/Vnet services. The intelligent network comprises the ability to receive an ATM VNET call at an ATM switch associated with a service node of the intelligent network, translate the dialed VNET number and then extend the call to a correct termination. Prior to the outdial, source address and subscription validation, destination address screening, source address screening and VNET number translation are performed. In one embodiment, assuming that the VNET call is an ATM to ATM call, no number translation is required. In placing Vnet/ATM calls, the network does all resource allocation, e.g., bandwidth reservation and allocation. The resource specification in the ATM setup message (e.g., bandwidth) is validated against the customer's subscription versus the current network utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: MCI, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Dugan, David McDyson, Sami Syed
  • Patent number: 6779030
    Abstract: In a telecommunications switching network having a resource complex including network switches, an intelligent service platform for providing intelligent call processing and service execution for call events received at the switches and requiring call processing services. A centralized administration system is provided that comprises a system for storing one or more reusable business objects that each encapsulate a distinct call processing function, and any associated data required by the business object; a system for distributing selected business objects and associated data to selected nodes in the switching network based on pre-determined node configuration criteria; and, a system for activating the business objects in preparation for real-time use. A computing platform is provided within each node for executing those business objects required to perform a service in accordance with an event received at the network switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: WorldCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Dugan, Allen M. Holmes, Terence A. Robb, Ajay P. Deo, Sami Syed, Wendy T. Wong
  • Patent number: 6393481
    Abstract: System and methodology for providing real-time call processing services received at a switch in an intelligent network having one or more service nodes having originating switches for receiving a call event. The system includes a platform-independent communication system for enabling communication between object instances executing at service nodes in the intelligent network. An operating system agent object instance executing in an execution environment associated with an originating switch communicates call origination information corresponding to a call event received at the switch to one or more object instances executing in an execution environment provided at a service node in the network; the object instances including a line object instance for maintaining the state of a communications line associated with a call origination, and, a service object implementing methods for performing a service according to a customer request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: WorldCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay P. Deo, Sami Syed, Henry Wang, Wendy T. Wong
  • Patent number: 6363411
    Abstract: In a telecommunications switching network having a resource complex including network switches, an intelligent service platform for providing intelligent call processing and service execution for call events received at the switches and requiring call processing services. A centralized administration system is provided that comprises a system for storing one or more reusable business objects that each encapsulate a distinct call-processing function, and any associated data required by the business object; a system for distributing selected business objects and associated data to selected nodes in the switching network based on pre-determined node configuration criteria; and, a system for activating the business objects in preparation for real-time use. A computing platform is provided within each node for executing those business objects required to perform a service in accordance with an event received at the network switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: MCI WorldCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Dugan, Allen M. Holmes, Terence A. Robb, Ajay P. Deo, Sami Syed, Wendy T. Wong
  • Patent number: 5495471
    Abstract: A fast distributed network restoration system and method therefor for restoring disrupted traffic, due to a cut link, in a digital cross-connect system (DCS) network utilizes a two-prong approach whereby both disrupted ends of the cut link simultaneously send out restore messages. To this end, upon detection of a cut link, the end nodes are respectively designated as a Gray Origin node and a Black Origin node. The Gray Origin node begins to broadcast Gray restoration request messages while the Black Origin node begins to broadcast Black restoration request messages to their respective neighbor nodes. As soon as an intermediate node receives one of the restoration request messages, depending on the color attribute of the message, that intermediate node is identified as either a Gray or Black node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: MCI Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Hua Chow, Sami A. Syed, John D. Bicknell, Stephen C. McCaughey