Patents by Inventor Tom J Searby

Tom J Searby 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: 11068033
    Abstract: Some examples include an expansion card retention device, comprising a retaining arm and a retaining bracket. The retaining arm is rotatably attachable to a chassis and moveable between an open state and a closed state. The retaining arm is postionable along the expansion card and includes an interior face to provide multi-point support along a top edge of the expansion card. The retaining bracket is rotatably coupled to the retaining arm. The retaining bracket pivotable about a first axis at a first end of the retaining arm. The retaining bracket includes a contact surface to engage with an interconnect bracket in the closed state. The retaining arm and retaining bracket are movable together between the open state and the closed state with a single user controlled operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Omar Pena, Tom J Searby
  • Publication number: 20210185837
    Abstract: A sleeve for receiving a computing device includes airflow channels. One example sleeve may include a discrete GPU to be connected to the computing device and output signals to a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert P. MARTIN, Tom J. SEARBY, Ashton ONDRA, Nathan B. NUBER, Kevin D. KOWALSKI, Derek SHOWERS
  • Publication number: 20200333856
    Abstract: Examples herein relate to faceplates with filters. In some examples, an apparatus can include a faceplate, where the faceplate includes a plurality of perforations through a thickness of the faceplate, a filter attached to the faceplate, and a magnet to generate a magnetic attraction force between the faceplate and the filter such that the filter is magnetically attached to the faceplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Quijano, Tom J. Searby, Adolfo A. Gomez
  • Patent number: 10810152
    Abstract: A computing system for housing a number of storage devices includes a number of device cages, and a backplane coupled to each of the device cages to electrically couple a number of the storage devices to the computing system. The backplane includes a number of device combination signal and power interfaces located on a first side of the backplane to couple a number of the storage devices to the backplane. The backplane further includes a number of combination signal and power interfaces located on a second side of the backplane to couple the backplane to the computing system. The backplane further includes a number of signal connectors to couple the backplane to the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Adolfo Gomez, Tom J. Searby, Omar Guadalupe Pena, Jonathan D. Bassett
  • Patent number: 10772186
    Abstract: A system for protecting components on a printed circuit board (PCB) includes a polycarbonate sheet. The polycarbonate sheet is formed to match a gross contour of a number of components coupled to the PCB. The system further includes a number of a fasteners to couple the polycarbonate sheet to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Adolfo Gomez, Tom J. Searby, Andrew L. Wiltzius
  • Publication number: 20200133354
    Abstract: Some examples include an expansion card retention device, comprising a retaining arm and a retaining bracket. The retaining arm is rotatably attachable to a chassis and moveable between an open state and a closed state. The retaining arm is postionable along the expansion card and includes an interior face to provide multi-point support along a top edge of the expansion card. The retaining bracket is rotatably coupled to the retaining arm. The retaining bracket pivotable about a first axis at a first end of the retaining arm. The retaining bracket includes a contact surface to engage with an interconnect bracket in the closed state. The retaining arm and retaining bracket are movable together between the open state and the closed state with a single user controlled operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Omar Pena, Tom J Searby
  • Publication number: 20200023301
    Abstract: In an example, an air filter system includes an air filter and a thermally conductive particulate sensor (TCPS). The TCPS includes a temperature sensor to measure a first temperature of the TCPS at a first time, measure a second temperature of the TCPS at a second time, and provide the measured first temperature and the measured second temperature to a controller. The controller to determine an actual rate of temperature change based on the measured first temperature and the measured second temperature, compare the actual rate of temperature change to a target rate of temperature change, and provide a notification when a difference between the actual rate of temperature change and the target rate of temperature change is greater than an accumulation threshold indicative of a threshold amount of particulate accumulation on the TCPS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Ning Ge, Paul Howard Mazurkiewicz, Helen A. Holder, Peter A. Seiler, Raphael Gay, Tom J. Searby
  • Publication number: 20200001306
    Abstract: In an example, an air filter assembly includes an air filter to remove particulates from air flowing through the air filter, sense electrodes coupled to the air filter, the sense electrodes spaced apart in a direction that is transverse to a direction of a flow of the air, a sense interconnects to couple the sense electrodes to a first power source to drive a sense electrode of the sense electrodes to a sense power, charge electrodes coupled to the air filter, where the charge electrodes are spaced apart from and adjacent to the sense electrodes, and charge interconnects to couple the charge electrodes to a second power source to drive a charge electrode of the charge electrodes to a charge power different from the sense power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Ning Ge, Paul Howard Mazurkiewicz, Helen A. Holder, Peter A. Seiler, Raphael Gay, Tom J. Searby
  • Patent number: 10353442
    Abstract: An expansion slot interface may include a low-profile interface card to engage with an expansion slot, a linking device fixed to the interface card, and an expansion component connector to operably engage with an expansion component. The expansion component may be disposed apart from the interface card. The low-profile interface card may fit underneath a doublewide expansion component that is engaged with an adjacently disposed expansion slot, and the linking device may operably engage the interface card with the expansion component connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Tom J. Searby
  • Publication number: 20190138482
    Abstract: A computing system for housing a number of storage devices includes a number of device cages, and a backplane coupled to each of the device cages to electrically couple a number of the storage devices to the computing system. The backplane includes a number of device combination signal and power interfaces located on a first side of the backplane to couple a number of the storage devices to the backplane. The backplane further includes a number of combination signal and power interfaces located on a second side of the backplane to couple the backplane to the computing system. The backplane further includes a number of signal connectors to couple the backplane to the computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Adolfo Gomez, Tom J. Searby, Omar Guadalupe Pena, Jonathan D. Bassett
  • Patent number: 10208980
    Abstract: An air duct is described herein. The air duct includes a duct housing having a first end and a second end and at least one vent disposed between the first end and the second end. The air duct also includes a plurality of dividers disposed between the first end and the second end and a plurality of channels. The plurality of channels are disposed between the first end and the second end and are derived from the plurality of dividers. The plurality of channels are to cool a first component and a second component of a computing device, wherein the duct housing is to encompass the first component and the second component. The duct housing is positioned with the first component located upstream of an air flow and the second component disposed downstream of the air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Crane, Tom J. Searby, Andrew L. Wiltzius, Mark J. Wierbilis
  • Publication number: 20180279462
    Abstract: A system for protecting components on a printed circuit board (PCB) includes a polycarbonate sheet. The polycarbonate sheet is formed to match a gross contour of a number of components coupled to the PCB. The system further includes a number of a fasteners to couple the polycarbonate sheet to the PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Adolfo Gomez, Tom J. Searby, Andrew L. Wiltzius
  • Publication number: 20170371382
    Abstract: An expansion slot interface may include a low-profile interface card to engage with an expansion slot, a linking device fixed to the interface card, and an expansion component connector to operably engage with an expansion component. The expansion component may be disposed apart from the interface card. The low-profile interface card may fit underneath a doublewide expansion component that is engaged with an adjacently disposed expansion slot, and the linking device may operably engage the interface card with the expansion component connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventor: Tom J. Searby
  • Publication number: 20170363316
    Abstract: An air duct is described herein. The air duct includes a duct housing having a first end and a second end and at least one vent disposed between the first end and the second end. The air duct also includes a plurality of dividers disposed between the first end and the second end and a plurality of channels. The plurality of channels are disposed between the first end and the second end and are derived from the plurality of dividers. The plurality of channels are to cool a first component and a second component of a computing device, wherein the duct housing is to encompass the first component and the second component. The duct housing is positioned with the first component located upstream of an air flow and the second component disposed downstream of the air flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Lee Crane, Tom J. Searby, Andrew L. Wiltzius, Mark J. Wierbilis
  • Publication number: 20160217097
    Abstract: A computing system for housing a number of storage devices includes a number of device cages, and a backplane coupled to each of the device cages to electrically couple a number of the storage devices to the computing system. The backplane includes a number of device combination signal and power interfaces located on a first side of the backplane to couple a number of the storage devices to the backplane. The backplane further includes a number of combination signal and power interfaces located on a second side of the backplane to couple the backplane to the computing system. The backplane further includes a number of signal connectors to couple the backplane to the computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Adolfo Gomez, Tom J. Searby, Omar Guadalupe Pena, Jonathan D. Bassett
  • Patent number: 9368921
    Abstract: An interconnect assembly includes a housing, multiple signal connectors provided on the housing, a power bus having one or more bus elements, and a combination connector. The multiple signal connectors include a first signal connector and a second signal connector, and each signal connector includes a plurality of signal elements. The combination connector is provided on the housing and includes a plurality of connection elements, including a first set of connection elements which route within the housing to the plurality of signal elements of the first signal connector, a second set of connection elements which route within the housing to the plurality of signal elements of the second signal connector, and a third set of connection elements which route within the housing to the one or more bus elements of the power bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Adolfo Adolfo Gomez, Tom J. Searby
  • Publication number: 20150171565
    Abstract: An interconnect assembly includes a housing, multiple signal connectors provided on the housing, a power bus having one or more bus elements, and a combination connector. The multiple signal connectors include a first signal connector and a second signal connector, and each signal connector includes a plurality of signal elements. The combination connector is provided on the housing and includes a plurality of connection elements, including a first set of connection elements which route within the housing to the plurality of signal elements of the first signal connector, a second set of connection elements which route within the housing to the plurality of signal elements of the second signal connector, and a third set of connection elements which route within the housing to the one or more bus elements of the power bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Adolfo Adolfo Gomez, Tom J. Searby
  • Patent number: D838717
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Quijano, Tom J. Searby, Jack Godfrey Wood, Harc Lee, Marcus Hoggarth
  • Patent number: D845295
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Quijano, Tom J. Searby, Jack Godfrey Wood, Harc Lee, Marcus Hoggarth
  • Patent number: D888051
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Quijano, Tom J. Searby, Jack Godfrey Wood, Harc Lee, Marcus Hoggarth