Patents by Inventor Travis Christian North

Travis Christian North 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: 11340690
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may: determine a utilization value of a processor; determine that the utilization value is at or is above a threshold utilization value; determine a temperature value of the processor; determine a temperature value of a voltage regulator that provides power to the processor; determine if the temperature value of the processor is below a first threshold value and if the temperature value of the voltage regulator is below a second threshold value; if so: determine first power utilization information that informs the processor that it is utilizing less power than it is currently utilizing and provide the first power utilization information to the processor; and otherwise: determine second power utilization information that informs the processor that it is utilizing more power than it is currently utilizing and provide the second power utilization information to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Terry Lane Matula, Srinivas Kamepalli, Travis Christian North
  • Patent number: 11249540
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, one or more methods, and/or one or more processes: may determine a first amount of power consumed by a processor of an information handling system; may configure power consumed by the processor to a second amount of power, lower than the first amount of power; may determine a first performance value based at least on a first change of frames per second and a first change of temperature; may determine a second performance value based at least on a second change of frames per second and a second change of temperature; may determine that the second performance value is greater than the first performance value; may configure power consumed by the processor to the second amount of power; and may configure power consumed by the a graphics processing unit of the information handling system to a third amount of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Qinghong He, Travis Christian North
  • Publication number: 20220019279
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, one or more methods, and/or one or more processes: may determine a first amount of power consumed by a processor of an information handling system; may configure power consumed by the processor to a second amount of power, lower than the first amount of power; may determine a first performance value based at least on a first change of frames per second and a first change of temperature; may determine a second performance value based at least on a second change of frames per second and a second change of temperature; may determine that the second performance value is greater than the first performance value; may configure power consumed by the processor to the second amount of power; and may configure power consumed by the a graphics processing unit of the information handling system to a third amount of power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: QINGHONG HE, TRAVIS CHRISTIAN NORTH
  • Publication number: 20210240239
    Abstract: A system and method for cooling components and a chassis in a portable information handling system includes a pressure barrier that divides the chassis into a plurality of zones, an evacuative fan in a first zone to generate airflow across components to cool the components and a hyperbaric fan in a second zone to increase air pressure in the second zone. The pressure barrier may provide thermal isolation, acoustic dampening and electromagnetic insulation. A controller communicatively coupled to the fans can operate each fan independently to cool components for improved performance and maintain a surface temperature of the chassis below a temperature for user comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Qinghong He, Travis Christian North, Allen B. McKittrick
  • Publication number: 20210232206
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may: determine a utilization value of a processor; determine that the utilization value is at or is above a threshold utilization value; determine a temperature value of the processor; determine a temperature value of a voltage regulator that provides power to the processor; determine if the temperature value of the processor is below a first threshold value and if the temperature value of the voltage regulator is below a second threshold value; if so: determine first power utilization information that informs the processor that it is utilizing less power than it is currently utilizing and provide the first power utilization information to the processor; and otherwise: determine second power utilization information that informs the processor that it is utilizing more power than it is currently utilizing and provide the second power utilization information to the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Terry Lane Matula, Srinivas Kamepalli, Travis Christian North
  • Patent number: 10712805
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may determine if a user is in contact with an information handling system. If the user is not in contact with the information handling system, the information handling system may utilize a thermal profile. If the user is in contact with the information handling system, it may be determined if the user is in contact with a first display of multiple displays of the information handling system. If the user is in contact with the first display, processing of information may be migrated from a component associated with the first display to a component associated with a second display of the multiple displays. If the user is not in contact with the first display, processing of the information may be migrated from the component associated with the second display to the component associated with the first display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Joohyun Woo, Travis Christian North, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 10687440
    Abstract: A multi-radial-zone varying blade density fan system includes a fan in a fan chassis including a plurality of fan blades. A first radial fan zone on the fan includes a first fan blade density provided by fan blades located in the first radial fan zone. A second radial fan zone on the fan is located adjacent the first radial fan zone and includes a second fan blade density that is greater than the first fan blade density and that is provided by fan blades located in the second radial fan zone. A third radial fan zone on the fan is located adjacent the second radial fan zone and includes a third fan blade density that is greater than the second fan blade density and that is provided by fan blades located in the third radial fan zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Qinghong He, Travis Christian North
  • Patent number: 10602638
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, energy transfer device may include: a sealed housing having an evaporating region and a condensing region; a fluid; a Tesla valve enclosed in the housing, between the evaporating region and the condensing region and configured to transfer the fluid in a gaseous state from the evaporating region to the condensing region; and a first liquid fluid transfer structure enclosed in the housing, between the first condensing region and the first evaporating region and configured to transfer the fluid in a liquid state from the first condensing region to the first evaporating region. In one example, the liquid fluid transfer structure may include the Tesla valve. In another example, the liquid fluid transfer structure may include metal sintered particles. In one or more embodiments, the fluid may include one or more of acetone, ammonia, water, and a chlorofluorocarbon, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Travis Christian North, Qinghong He
  • Patent number: 10571981
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may determine temperatures of respective components, of an information handling system, housed in a duct of the information handling system and vertically positioned within the duct; may determine that a first temperature of the temperatures associated with a respective first component of the components meets a temperature threshold; may determine that a second component of the components is vertically positioned above the first component; may determine, based at least on a second temperature of the temperatures, associated with the second component, that the second temperature can be increased; and may provide, to the second component, information that causes the second temperature of the second component to increase, causing air to flow from a first end of the duct to a second end of the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Travis Christian North, Mitchell Anthony Markow
  • Publication number: 20190310695
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may determine temperatures of respective components, of an information handling system, housed in a duct of the information handling system and vertically positioned within the duct; may determine that a first temperature of the temperatures associated with a respective first component of the components meets a temperature threshold; may determine that a second component of the components is vertically positioned above the first component; may determine, based at least on a second temperature of the temperatures, associated with the second component, that the second temperature can be increased; and may provide, to the second component, information that causes the second temperature of the second component to increase, causing air to flow from a first end of the duct to a second end of the duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Travis Christian North, Mitchell Anthony Markow
  • Patent number: 10433465
    Abstract: An external chassis wall liquid cooling system includes a chassis defining a chassis housing. A chassis wall is located on the chassis and includes a first surface that is located adjacent the chassis housing and a second surface that is located opposite the chassis wall from the first surface and that provides an outer surface of the chassis. A liquid cooling channel is defined by the chassis wall and extends through the chassis wall between the first surface and the second surface. A liquid is located in the liquid cooling channel, and a pump is coupled to the liquid cooling channel and configured to move the liquid through the liquid cooling channel. A fan system in the chassis housing may move air past heat producing components to transfer heat produced by those heat producing components, and the liquid may further dissipate that heat out of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Travis Christian North, David Michael Meyers, Shawn Paul Hoss, Austin Michael Shelnutt
  • Publication number: 20190274230
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, energy transfer device may include: a sealed housing having an evaporating region and a condensing region; a fluid; a Tesla valve enclosed in the housing, between the evaporating region and the condensing region and configured to transfer the fluid in a gaseous state from the evaporating region to the condensing region; and a first liquid fluid transfer structure enclosed in the housing, between the first condensing region and the first evaporating region and configured to transfer the fluid in a liquid state from the first condensing region to the first evaporating region. In one example, the liquid fluid transfer structure may include the Tesla valve. In another example, the liquid fluid transfer structure may include metal sintered particles. In one or more embodiments, the fluid may include one or more of acetone, ammonia, water, and a chlorofluorocarbon, among others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Travis Christian North, Qinghong He
  • Publication number: 20190272020
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may determine if a user is in contact with an information handling system. If the user is not in contact with the information handling system, the information handling system may utilize a thermal profile. If the user is in contact with the information handling system, it may be determined if the user is in contact with a first display of multiple displays of the information handling system. If the user is in contact with the first display, processing of information may be migrated from a component associated with the first display to a component associated with a second display of the multiple displays. If the user is not in contact with the first display, processing of the information may be migrated from the component associated with the second display to the component associated with the first display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Joohyun Woo, Travis Christian North, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 10133325
    Abstract: An airflow control system includes a chassis defining a chassis housing that includes at least one airflow inlet and an airflow outlet. A cooled device is located in the chassis housing between the at least one airflow inlet and the airflow outlet. A convection enhancing heat element is located in the chassis housing between the cooled device and the airflow outlet. A controller is coupled to the convection enhancing heat element and configured to activate the convection enhancing heat element such that a convective airflow through the chassis housing is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Helberg, Austin Michael Shelnutt, Travis Christian North
  • Publication number: 20170315596
    Abstract: An information handling system includes an electronic assembly, the assembly including heat-generating components arranged on a printed circuit board. The system further includes a conformal coating that is applied over a first region of the electronic assembly. The coating includes a graphene containing polymer material configured to dissipate heat away from the heat-generating components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher A. Torres, Travis Christian North, Deeder M. Aurgonzeb
  • Publication number: 20170220083
    Abstract: An airflow control system includes a chassis defining a chassis housing that includes at least one airflow inlet and an airflow outlet. A cooled device is located in the chassis housing between the at least one airflow inlet and the airflow outlet. A convection enhancing heat element is located in the chassis housing between the cooled device and the airflow outlet. A controller is coupled to the convection enhancing heat element and configured to activate the convection enhancing heat element such that a convective airflow through the chassis housing is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Helberg, Austin Michael Shelnutt, Travis Christian North
  • Publication number: 20170127559
    Abstract: An external chassis wall liquid cooling system includes a chassis defining a chassis housing. A chassis wall is located on the chassis and includes a first surface that is located adjacent the chassis housing and a second surface that is located opposite the chassis wall from the first surface and that provides an outer surface of the chassis. A liquid cooling channel is defined by the chassis wall and extends through the chassis wall between the first surface and the second surface. A liquid is located in the liquid cooling channel, and a pump is coupled to the liquid cooling channel and configured to move the liquid through the liquid cooling channel. A fan system in the chassis housing may move air past heat producing components to transfer heat produced by those heat producing components, and the liquid may further dissipate that heat out of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Travis Christian North, David Michael Meyers, Shawn Paul Hoss, Austin Michael Shelnutt
  • Patent number: 9575521
    Abstract: An external chassis wall liquid cooling system includes a chassis defining a chassis housing. A chassis wall is located on the chassis and includes a first surface that is located adjacent the chassis housing and a second surface that is located opposite the chassis wall from the first surface and that provides an outer surface of the chassis. A liquid cooling channel is defined by the chassis wall and extends through the chassis wall between the first surface and the second surface. A liquid is located in the liquid cooling channel, and a pump is coupled to the liquid cooling channel and configured to move the liquid through the liquid cooling channel. A fan system in the chassis housing may move air past heat producing components to transfer heat produced by those heat producing components, and the liquid may further dissipate that heat out of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Travis Christian North, David Michael Meyers, Shawn Paul Hoss, Austin Michael Shelnutt
  • Publication number: 20170031393
    Abstract: An external chassis wall liquid cooling system includes a chassis defining a chassis housing. A chassis wall is located on the chassis and includes a first surface that is located adjacent the chassis housing and a second surface that is located opposite the chassis wall from the first surface and that provides an outer surface of the chassis. A liquid cooling channel is defined by the chassis wall and extends through the chassis wall between the first surface and the second surface. A liquid is located in the liquid cooling channel, and a pump is coupled to the liquid cooling channel and configured to move the liquid through the liquid cooling channel. A fan system in the chassis housing may move air past heat producing components to transfer heat produced by those heat producing components, and the liquid may further dissipate that heat out of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Travis Christian North, David Michael Meyers, Shawn Paul Hoss, Austin Michael Shelnutt
  • Patent number: 9459669
    Abstract: Multi-component shared cooling systems include a chassis housing a first heat exchanger device and a second heat exchanger device. A first component such as, for example, a system processor, is housed in the chassis, includes a first thermal connection to the first heat exchanger device, and includes a second thermal connection to the second heat exchanger device. A second component such as, for example, a graphics processor, is housed in the chassis and includes a third thermal connection to the first heat exchanger device. The first heat exchanger device is configured to dissipate heat that is produced by the second component and transmitted by the third thermal connection. The second heat exchanger device is configured to dissipate the heat that is produced by the second component and transmitted by the third thermal connection, the first heat exchanger device, the first thermal connection, the first component, and the second thermal connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Robert D. Hrehor, Jr., Travis Christian North