Patents by Inventor Soheil Farshchian

Soheil Farshchian 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: 10542641
    Abstract: A data center cooling system includes a thermosiphon, an actuator coupled to the thermosiphon, and a controller. The thermosiphon includes an evaporator; a condenser; and at least one conduit coupled between the evaporator and the condenser to transport a working fluid between the evaporator and the condenser. The controller is coupled to the actuator and configured to operate the actuator to adjust a liquid level of the working fluid in the evaporator based, at least in part, on a parameter associated with a heat load of one or more data center heat generating computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Emad Samadiani, Eehern J. Wong, Gregory P. Imwalle, Soheil Farshchian
  • Publication number: 20200015388
    Abstract: A thermosiphon includes a condenser; an evaporator that includes a fluid channel and a heat transfer surface, the heat transfer surface defining a plurality of fluid pathways in the fluid channel that extend through the fluid channel, the evaporator configured to thermally couple to one or more heat-generating electronic devices; and a transport member that fluidly couples the condenser and the evaporator, the transport member including a liquid conduit that extends through the transport member to deliver a liquid phase of a working fluid into the fluid pathways, the transport member further including a surface to vertically enclose the plurality of fluid pathways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Soheil Farshchian, Kenneth Dale Shaul
  • Publication number: 20200015387
    Abstract: A server rack thermosiphon system includes a plurality of evaporators, each evaporator including a thermal interface for one or more heat-generating server rack devices; at least one condenser mounted to an external structure of a server rack, the condenser including a fluid-cooled heat transfer module; a liquid conduit that fluidly couples each of the evaporators to the condenser to deliver a liquid phase of a working fluid from the condenser to the evaporators; and a vapor conduit that fluidly couples each of the evaporators to the condenser to deliver a mixed phase of the working fluid from the evaporators to the condenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Soheil Farshchian, Madhu Krishnan Iyengar
  • Publication number: 20190373770
    Abstract: A cooling system for an electronic circuit package is provided. The cooling system includes a heat transfer plate positioned in thermal contact with an electronic circuit package surface and forming the bottom surface of an evaporative region of the cooling system. The cooling system also includes a plurality of condensing tubes in fluid communication with, and extending away from, the evaporative region, such that the evaporative region and the condensing tubes together form a single, uninterrupted, sealed enclosure. The cooling system also includes a fluid within the sealed enclosure. The cooling system also includes a plurality of spacers filling gaps between the heat transfer plate and the condensing tubes, such that each spacer is configured as an independent component to allow the passage of fluid through the interior space of each spacer. The cooling system also includes a plurality of wicks, where each wick is positioned partially within a corresponding spacer to which it is fluidically coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Soheil Farshchian, Emad Samadiani
  • Patent number: 10462935
    Abstract: A thermosiphon includes a condenser; an evaporator that includes a fluid channel and a heat transfer surface, the heat transfer surface defining a plurality of fluid pathways in the fluid channel that extend through the fluid channel, the evaporator configured to thermally couple to one or more heat-generating electronic devices; and a transport member that fluidly couples the condenser and the evaporator, the transport member including a liquid conduit that extends through the transport member to deliver a liquid phase of a working fluid into the fluid pathways, the transport member further including a surface to vertically enclose the plurality of fluid pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Soheil Farshchian, Kenneth Dale Shaul
  • Patent number: 10451275
    Abstract: A method of controlling operation of a pressure gain combustor comprises: determining a fuel injector duty cycle and a combustion frequency that meets a target load set point and a target fill fraction of the combustor; determining a fuel supply pressure setting, a fuel injector timing setting and an ignition timing setting that achieves the determined fuel injector duty cycle and combustion frequency; and sending a fuel supply pressure control signal with the fuel supply pressure setting to a fuel pressurizing means of the combustor, a fuel injector control signal with the fuel injector timing setting to a fuel injector of the combustor, and an ignition timing control signal with the ignition timing setting to an ignition assembly of the combustor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Soheil Farshchian
  • Patent number: 10448543
    Abstract: A server rack thermosiphon system includes a plurality of evaporators, each evaporator including a thermal interface for one or more heat-generating server rack devices; at least one condenser mounted to an external structure of a server rack, the condenser including a fluid-cooled heat transfer module; a liquid conduit that fluidly couples each of the evaporators to the condenser to deliver a liquid phase of a working fluid from the condenser to the evaporators; and a vapor conduit that fluidly couples each of the evaporators to the condenser to deliver a mixed phase of the working fluid from the evaporators to the condenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Soheil Farshchian, Madhu Krishnan Iyengar
  • Patent number: 10433461
    Abstract: A cooling system for an electronic circuit package is provided. The cooling system includes a heat transfer plate positioned in thermal contact with an electronic circuit package surface and forming the bottom surface of an evaporative region of the cooling system. The cooling system also includes a plurality of condensing tubes in fluid communication with, and extending away from, the evaporative region, such that the evaporative region and the condensing tubes together form a single, uninterrupted, sealed enclosure. The cooling system also includes a fluid within the sealed enclosure. The cooling system also includes a plurality of spacers filling gaps between the heat transfer plate and the condensing tubes, such that each spacer is configured as an independent component to allow the passage of fluid through the interior space of each spacer. The cooling system also includes a plurality of wicks, where each wick is positioned partially within a corresponding spacer to which it is fluidically coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Soheil Farshchian, Emad Samadiani
  • Patent number: 10412854
    Abstract: A server rack seismic restraint includes a rear restraint assembly configured to attach to a support surface that is operable to support a data center server rack. The rear restraint assembly includes at least one lateral member positioned to receive the server rack and restrain the server rack against lateral movement based on a force applied to the server rack; and an angled bracket positioned to receive the server rack and restrain the server rack against vertical movement based on the force applied to the server rack. The server rack seismic restraint also includes a front restraint assembly configured to attach to the support surface and engage the server rack to restrain the server rack against vertical movement based on the force applied to the server rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Dale Shaul, Thomas R. Kowalski, Gary Joseph Hensley, Soheil Farshchian, Pascal Kam
  • Publication number: 20190264699
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including a housing defining a top surface, a bottom surface, and first and second side surfaces. Also included is a first rail extending from the first side surface and a second rail extending from the second surface such that when the first and second rails are slidably engaged with a third surface. A blower device is included that is axially disposed between the top and bottom surface, wherein a first end of the housing defines a first plenum outlet, the top surface defines a plenum inlet, the bottom surface defines a second plenum outlet that is positioned on a second side of the blower device and that fluidly couples the first plenum chamber to the second plenum chamber. Further, the second plenum chamber is formed by the first and second rails, the bottom surface and the third surface has a third plenum outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth Dale Shaul, Soheil Farshchian, Roy Michael Bannon, Angela Chen, Jonathan D. Beck
  • Patent number: 10344766
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including a housing defining a top surface, a bottom surface, and first and second side surfaces. Also included is a first rail extending from the first side surface and a second rail extending from the second surface such that when the first and second rails are slidably engaged with a third surface. A blower device is included that is axially disposed between the top and bottom surface, wherein a first end of the housing defines a first plenum outlet, the top surface defines a plenum inlet, the bottom surface defines a second plenum outlet that is positioned on a second side of the blower device and that fluidly couples the first plenum chamber to the second plenum chamber. Further, the second plenum chamber is formed by the first and second rails, the bottom surface and the third surface has a third plenum outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Dale Shaul, Soheil Farshchian, Roy Michael Bannon, Angela Chen, Jonathan D. Beck
  • Patent number: 10349561
    Abstract: A data center cooling system includes a modular heat sink and a working fluid. The modular heat sink includes an evaporator configured to thermally contact a heat-generating electronic device to receive heat from the data center heat-generating electronic device; a condenser coupled to the evaporator and configured to transfer the heat from the heat-generating electronic device into a cooling fluid; and a plurality of transport tubes that fluidly couple the evaporator and the condenser, at least one of the plurality of transport tubes including an open end positioned in the evaporator and a closed end positioned in the condenser. The working fluid vaporizes in the evaporator based on receipt of the heat from the heat-generating electronic device, and circulates, in vapor phase, from the evaporator to the condenser in the transport member, and circulates, in liquid phase, from the condenser to the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Soheil Farshchian, Emad Samadiani
  • Patent number: 10337328
    Abstract: A positive displacement rotary motion device including in one example a pulse detonation device. Also; an indexing system for a rotor assembly where in one example the indexing system regulates the rotational location of drive rotors. In one example the rotors are configured to rotate about a shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Exponential Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alejandro Juan, Soheil Farshchian
  • Publication number: 20190132992
    Abstract: A cooling system for an electronic circuit package is provided. The cooling system includes a heat transfer plate positioned in thermal contact with an electronic circuit package surface and forming the bottom surface of an evaporative region of the cooling system. The cooling system also includes a plurality of condensing tubes in fluid communication with, and extending away from, the evaporative region, such that the evaporative region and the condensing tubes together form a single, uninterrupted, sealed enclosure. The cooling system also includes a fluid within the sealed enclosure. The cooling system also includes a plurality of spacers filling gaps between the heat transfer plate and the condensing tubes, such that each spacer is configured as an independent component to allow the passage of fluid through the interior space of each spacer. The cooling system also includes a plurality of wicks, where each wick is positioned partially within a corresponding spacer to which it is fluidically coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Soheil Farshchian, Emad Samadiani
  • Publication number: 20190104636
    Abstract: A data center system includes a frame assembly that includes a plurality of bays defined along a lengthwise dimension of the frame assembly, the plurality of bays arranged in a plurality of stacked layers of bays, the plurality of stacked layers including at least a first layer of bays and a second layer of bays positioned vertically above the first layer of bays; a plurality of server racks positioned in the bays of the first layer of bays, each of the server racks configured to support a plurality of data center server devices that define a particular amount of computing power; and a plurality of network switches positioned in the bays of the second layer of bays, each of the network switches communicably coupled to at least one of the data center server devices in the first layer of bays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jayson Michael Jochim, Michael Chi Kin Lau, Bill Dailey, Angela Chen, Winnie Leung, Peter Pellerzi, Soheil Farshchian
  • Publication number: 20190037729
    Abstract: A data center cooling system includes a server rack frame assembly that includes a plurality of bays defined along a lengthwise dimension of the frame assembly, each bay including a volume defined at least in part by a specified height that is orthogonal to the lengthwise dimension and a specified width that is parallel to the lengthwise dimension and sized to at least partially enclose at least one server rack configured to support a plurality of data center computing devices; and at least one cooling unit sized for a bay of the plurality of bays of the server rack frame assembly and configured to circulate a heated airflow from an open back side of the at least one server rack, cool the heated air, and circulate a cooling airflow through an open front side of the at least one server rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Jayson Michael Jochim, Angela Chen, Soheil Farshchian, Winnie Leung, Michael Chi Kin Lau
  • Patent number: 10123461
    Abstract: A data center cooling system includes a server rack frame assembly that includes a plurality of bays defined along a lengthwise dimension of the frame assembly, each bay including a volume defined at least in part by a specified height that is orthogonal to the lengthwise dimension and a specified width that is parallel to the lengthwise dimension and sized to at least partially enclose at least one server rack configured to support a plurality of data center computing devices; and at least one cooling unit sized for a bay of the plurality of bays of the server rack frame assembly and configured to circulate a heated airflow from an open back side of the at least one server rack, cool the heated air, and circulate a cooling airflow through an open front side of the at least one server rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jayson Michael Jochim, Angela Chen, Soheil Farshchian, Winnie Leung, Michael Chi Kin Lau
  • Publication number: 20180313355
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including a housing defining a top surface, a bottom surface, and first and second side surfaces. Also included is a first rail extending from the first side surface and a second rail extending from the second surface such that when the first and second rails are slidably engaged with a third surface. A blower device is included that is axially disposed between the top and bottom surface, wherein a first end of the housing defines a first plenum outlet, the top surface defines a plenum inlet, the bottom surface defines a second plenum outlet that is positioned on a second side of the blower device and that fluidly couples the first plenum chamber to the second plenum chamber. Further, the second plenum chamber is formed by the first and second rails, the bottom surface and the third surface has a third plenum outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth Dale Shaul, Soheil Farshchian, Roy Michael Bannon, Angela Chen, Jonathan D. Beck
  • Publication number: 20180295751
    Abstract: A data center cooling system includes a server rack frame assembly that includes a plurality of bays defined along a lengthwise dimension of the frame assembly, each bay including a volume defined at least in part by a specified height that is orthogonal to the lengthwise dimension and a specified width that is parallel to the lengthwise dimension and sized to at least partially enclose at least one server rack configured to support a plurality of data center computing devices; and at least one cooling unit sized for a bay of the plurality of bays of the server rack frame assembly and configured to circulate a heated airflow from an open back side of the at least one server rack, cool the heated air, and circulate a cooling airflow through an open front side of the at least one server rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jayson Michael Jochim, Angela Chen, Soheil Farshchian, Winnie Leung, Michael Chi Kin Lau
  • Publication number: 20180235108
    Abstract: A data center cooling system includes a thermosiphon, an actuator coupled to the thermosiphon, and a controller. The thermosiphon includes an evaporator; a condenser; and at least one conduit coupled between the evaporator and the condenser to transport a working fluid between the evaporator and the condenser. The controller is coupled to the actuator and configured to operate the actuator to adjust a liquid level of the working fluid in the evaporator based, at least in part, on a parameter associated with a heat load of one or more data center heat generating computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Emad Samadiani, Eehern J. Wong, Gregory P. Imwalle, Soheil Farshchian