Patents by Inventor Sean Lyons

Sean Lyons 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: 20140131007
    Abstract: A heat exchange system can include a heat exchange unit and a magnetic element. The heat exchange unit can have a housing and a heat exchange surface configured to thermally couple to a subject of heat exchange. The housing can define an outer surface spaced apart from the heat exchange surface. A magnetic element, a ferrous element, or both, can be positioned within the housing. A coupling agent can have a complementary magnetic element, ferrous element, or both. The coupling agent can interact with the magnetic element, the ferrous element, or both, positioned within the housing. The coupling agent can be coupled to a substrate to retain the heat exchange unit relative to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: COOLIT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon
  • Publication number: 20130025818
    Abstract: Some modular heat-transfer systems can have an array of at least one heat-transfer element being configured to transfer heat to a working fluid from an operable element. A manifold module can have a distribution manifold and a collection manifold. A decoupleable inlet coupler can be configured to fluidicly couple the distribution manifold to a respective heat-transfer element. A decoupleable outlet coupler can be configured to fluidicly couple the respective heat-transfer element to the collection manifold. An environmental coupler can be configured to receive the working fluid from the collection manifold, to transfer heat to an environmental fluid from the working fluid or to transfer heat from an environmental fluid to the working fluid, and to discharge the working fluid to the distribution manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: COOLIT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Geoff Sean Lyon, Mike Holden, Brydon Gierl
  • Publication number: 20120152498
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes: a heat spreader plate; plural microchannels for directing heat transfer fluid over the heat spreader plate, wherein each microchannel has a first end and an opposite end, extends substantially parallel with each other microchannel, and has a continuous flow path between the first and opposite ends; a fluid inlet opening for the microchannels and positioned between the first and opposite ends, a first fluid outlet opening from each of the microchannel first ends; and an opposite fluid outlet opening from each of the microchannel opposite ends, the fluid inlet opening and the first and opposite fluid outlet openings providing that a flow fluid that passes into the plurality of microchannels, flows along the plurality of microchannels outwardly from the fluid inlet opening. A method of cooling a heat generating component uses a fluid heat exchanger that splits a mass flow of coolant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: COOLIT SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon
  • Patent number: 8120919
    Abstract: A bracket, computer component and method for connecting to connection points associated with a socket on a computer circuit board are provided. The bracket and computer component have a mounting device including a fastener connectable to one of the connection points and positioned on a mounting flange. The mounting device is adjustable relative to the mounting flange from a first position on the mounting flange to a second position to allow the bracket and computer component to be used in conjunction with a number of different types of sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Coolit Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon
  • Patent number: 7991515
    Abstract: A method for cooling an electronic component includes: providing an electronic component and a cooling device to cool the electronic component; determining the heat generating ability of the electronic component; and driving operation of the cooling device to cool the electronic component based on the heat generating ability of the electronic component. An apparatus and/or an electronics cooling device are provided based on the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Coolit Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Sean Lyon, Michael James Holden
  • Publication number: 20110149506
    Abstract: A bracket, computer component and method for connecting to connection points associated with a socket on a computer circuit board are provided. The bracket and computer component have a mounting device including a fastener connectable to one of the connection points and positioned on a mounting flange. The mounting device is adjustable relative to the mounting flange from a first position on the mounting flange to a second position to allow the bracket and computer component to be used in conjunction with a number of different types of sockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: COOLIT SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: GEOFF SEAN LYON
  • Publication number: 20100286843
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for generating a virtual mapping of a room are provided. A plurality of racks for housing servers, a plurality of position determining devices and a plurality of temperature sensors can be provided. A computer can be operatively connected to the plurality of position determining devices and the temperature sensors. Each position determining device can be associated with one or more of the temperature sensors. For each of the temperature sensors, position information can be obtained from the position determining device associated with the temperature sensor and the position information used to plot the temperature sensor in a virtual mapping of the room. The virtual mapping can then be used to visually represent a location in the room where a temperature measurement was taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: COOLIT SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon
  • Publication number: 20100129140
    Abstract: A connector and a connection system for a liquid cooling system for a computer are provided. The connector has a cylindrical base and a sealing ring encircling the base. A retaining channel is provided on the base to receive a retaining device. One of the components in the liquid cooling system has a liquid port with a cavity having an inner surface, an opening in fluid communication with the cavity and a fluid passage in fluid communication with the cavity. The base of the connector is sized to fit within the liquid port so that when the base is inserted in the liquid port, the sealing ring is forced against an inner surface of the liquid port, forming a seal between the sealing ring and the inner surface of the liquid port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: COOLIT SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: GEOFF SEAN LYON
  • Publication number: 20090199580
    Abstract: A cooling system for cooling a room containing a plurality of computer devices is provided. The cooling system has a number of cooling supplies and at least one temperature sensor. Using the at least one temperature sensor and altering the cooling supplied to the room by the cooling supplies, the affect of each cooling supply on the temperature of the room can be approximated and used for the operation of the cooling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: COOLIT SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: GEOFF SEAN LYON
  • Publication number: 20090071625
    Abstract: A fluid heat exchanger includes: a heat spreader plate including an intended heat generating component contact region; a plurality of microchannels for directing heat transfer fluid over the heat spreader plate, the plurality of microchannels each having a first end and an opposite end and each of the plurality of microchannels extending substantially parallel with each other microchannel and each of the plurality of microchannels having a continuous channel flow path between their first end and their opposite end; a fluid inlet opening for the plurality of microchannels and positioned between the microchannel first and opposite ends, a first fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel first ends; and an opposite fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel opposite ends, the fluid inlet opening and the first and opposite fluid outlet openings providing that any flow of heat transfer fluid that passes into the plurality of microc
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: COOLIT SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Geoff Sean LYON
  • Publication number: 20090040721
    Abstract: A method for providing a computer component includes providing a motherboard apart from a cooling solution such that the end user can select the motherboard and cooling solution separately, based on preferences and needs for each and connect them together after they are selected. To support this method, a motherboard includes: a support board; a chipset mounted on the support board; and a heat sink base mounted over the chipset, the heat sink base including an open, planar upper surface devoid of any cooling system working components pre-installed thereon but including a fastener aperture about the edge of the open, planar upper surface and in addition to any support board mounting connections, the fastener aperture formed to accept releasable connectors for securing the selected cooling working component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: COOLIT SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: GEOFF SEAN LYON
  • Publication number: 20080296000
    Abstract: A cooling device (1003) with a housing (1004) having an upper wall (1414b), lower wall (1414d), and two sidewalls, forming a duct with a cross-sectional area for allowing air flow from a first end (1411) to a second (1412), and an air drive disposed within the housing to draw air from the intake end and drive said air through the output end, the air drive comprising at least a first fan (1420a) of a first fan diameter and a second fan (1420b) of a second diameter, the first fan (1420a) and second fan (1420b) arranged to overlap within said housing (1004) such that a substantial portion of said duct cross-sectional area is covered. The cooling device (1003) may further comprise an inner duct (1424) for separating air flow between the first fan (1420a) and the second fan (1420b) through at least a portion of the housing (1004), and the first fan (1420a) and second fan (1420b) may be offset along the length of the duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon
  • Publication number: 20080186670
    Abstract: A method for cooling an electronic component includes: providing an electronic component and a cooling device to cool the electronic component; determining the heat generating ability of the electronic component; and driving operation of the cooling device to cool the electronic component based on the heat generating ability of the electronic component. An apparatus and/or an electronics cooling device are provided based on the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: COOLIT SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: GEOFF SEAN LYON, MICHAEL JAMES HOLDEN
  • Publication number: 20060078771
    Abstract: The invention provides a reactant delivery system for a dead-headed PEM fuel cell system, comprising a fuel cell, a fuel supply, a purge valve, an inlet orifice, an outlet orifice, and a controller. A first fuel flow circuit is provided, wherein fuel is flowed from the fuel supply to the inlet orifice, through the fuel cell from the inlet orifice, and through the outlet orifice from the fuel cell to the purge valve. A second fuel flow circuit is also provided, wherein fuel is flowed from the fuel supply to the outlet orifice, through the fuel cell from the outlet orifice, and through the inlet orifice from the fuel cell to the purge valve. A valve means is coupled to the controller and adapted to transfer fuel flow between the first flow circuit and the second flow circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Arne Ballantine, Scott Lobdell, Sean Lyons
  • Publication number: 20060073364
    Abstract: The invention provides a reactant delivery system for a dead-headed PEM fuel cell system, comprising a fuel cell, a fuel supply, a purge valve, an inlet orifice, an outlet orifice, and a controller. A first fuel flow circuit is provided, wherein fuel is flowed from the fuel supply to the inlet orifice, through the fuel cell from the inlet orifice, and through the outlet orifice from the fuel cell to the purge valve. A second fuel flow circuit is also provided, wherein fuel is flowed from the fuel supply to the outlet orifice, through the fuel cell from the outlet orifice, and through the inlet orifice from the fuel cell to the purge valve. A valve means is coupled to the controller and adapted to transfer fuel flow between the first flow circuit and the second flow circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Arne Ballantine, Scott Lobdell, Sean Lyons