Patents by Inventor William Fred Martin-Otto

William Fred Martin-Otto 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: 9763356
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, from a temperature sensor disposed within an electronic device, temperature input relative to a first heat generating component; the first heat generating component being upstream of a cooling element of the electronic device; receiving, from a temperature sensor disposed within an electronic device, temperature input relative to a second heat generating component; the second heat generating component being downstream of the cooling element; and controlling the cooling element to cool the first and second heat generating components based on both the temperature input relative to the first heat generating component and the temperature input relative to the second heat generating component. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marc Richard Pamley, Timothy Samuel Farrow, Omar Ali Ali, William Fred Martin-Otto
  • Patent number: 9756756
    Abstract: A drive cage can include a base side and a top side that define altitude of the drive cage; a front end and a back end that define longitude of the drive cage; a lateral side disposed between the front end and the back end and between the base side and the top side; drive bays where each drive bay extends longitudinally; a first wire bundle clip fixed to the top side that extends longitudinally to a free end; and a second wire bundle clip fixed to the lateral side that extends altitudinally to a free end. Such an example may further include a wire bundle clipped to the drive cage via the first wire bundle clip and the second wire bundle clip. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: William Fred Martin-Otto, Timothy Samuel Farrow, Albert Vincent Makley, Marc Richard Pamley
  • Publication number: 20170030364
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: obtaining, using a processor, a value related to power consumption for an electronic device; calculating, using a processor, a heat value based on the value related to power consumption; and adjusting, using a processor, one or more cooling elements based on the heat value. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Bryan Loyd Young, William Fred Martin-Otto, Timothy Samuel Farrow, Marc Richard Pamley
  • Patent number: 9152192
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems are disclosed for a power supply adapted to receive power from an outlet, the power input having a property, such as amperage, frequency or voltage. An indicator is provided on the connector to the power cord to indicate a value for the property to the power supply, wherein the power supply adapts to the value for the property. By providing an indication of the property the system is capable of reducing functionality to meet the capabilities of the power supply. A power cord may be provided with a male plug at one end capable of being inserted into a socket with a minimum value for a property, and the other end of the power cord may have a connector with an indicator to identify the minimum value for the power cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: William Fred Martin-Otto, Albert Vincent Makley, Russell Alan Resnick, Timothy Samuel Farrow
  • Publication number: 20150282385
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, from a temperature sensor disposed within an electronic device, temperature input relative to a first heat generating component; the first heat generating component being upstream of a cooling element of the electronic device; receiving, from a temperature sensor disposed within an electronic device, temperature input relative to a second heat generating component; the second heat generating component being downstream of the cooling element; and controlling the cooling element to cool the first and second heat generating components based on both the temperature input relative to the first heat generating component and the temperature input relative to the second heat generating component. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marc Richard Pamley, Timothy Samuel Farrow, Omar Ali Ali, William Fred Martin-Otto
  • Patent number: 8941987
    Abstract: A memory cooling duct can include: a front end and a back end; a top that includes a fan mount disposed between the front end and the back end; a front end vent; a front edge, a back edge and opposing side edges that define a rectangular bottom opening; and a flexible lever at the front end that includes a locking surface for locking the memory cooling duct over a rectangular array of memory sockets. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert Vincent Makley, Timothy Samuel Farrow, William Fred Martin-Otto, Marc Richard Pamley
  • Patent number: 8737065
    Abstract: A computer housing can include a front end and a back end; a back edge; opposing lateral sides; a top side; a base disposed between the front end and the back end and between the opposing lateral sides; and two spherical cap pads attached to the base that define, with respect to the back edge, a maximum tilt angle for downward movement of the back end responsive to upward movement of the front end of the computer housing. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Albert Vincent Makley, William Fred Martin-Otto, James Edward Hollifield, III
  • Publication number: 20130250511
    Abstract: A computer housing can include a front end and a back end; a back edge; opposing lateral sides; a top side; a base disposed between the front end and the back end and between the opposing lateral sides; and two spherical cap pads attached to the base that define, with respect to the back edge, a maximum tilt angle for downward movement of the back end responsive to upward movement of the front end of the computer housing. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Albert Vincent Makley, William Fred Martin-Otto, James Edward Hollifield, III
  • Publication number: 20130250505
    Abstract: A memory cooling duct can include: a front end and a back end; a top that includes a fan mount disposed between the front end and the back end; a front end vent; a front edge, a back edge and opposing side edges that define a rectangular bottom opening; and a flexible lever at the front end that includes a locking surface for locking the memory cooling duct over a rectangular array of memory sockets. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Albert Vincent Makley, Timothy Samuel Farrow, William Fred Martin-Otto, Marc Richard Pamley
  • Publication number: 20130250508
    Abstract: A drive cage can include a base side and a top side that define altitude of the drive cage; a front end and a back end that define longitude of the drive cage; a lateral side disposed between the front end and the back end and between the base side and the top side; drive bays where each drive bay extends longitudinally; a first wire bundle clip fixed to the top side that extends longitudinally to a free end; and a second wire bundle clip fixed to the lateral side that extends altitudinally to a free end. Such an example may further include a wire bundle clipped to the drive cage via the first wire bundle clip and the second wire bundle clip. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: William Fred Martin-Otto, Timothy Samuel Farrow, Albert Vincent Makley, Marc Richard Pamley
  • Publication number: 20110245991
    Abstract: A computer system retrieves a performance value that corresponds to a first fan's performance, which is controlled by a first fan controller. Next, the computer system generates a control setting based upon the retrieved performance value. In turn, a second fan controller controls a second fan based upon the generated control setting. In one embodiment, the first fan controller is an automatic fan controller and the second fan controller is a manual fan controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: William Fred Keown, JR., Albert Vincent Makley, William Fred Martin-Otto, Marc Richard Pamley
  • Publication number: 20110240809
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed for a planar adapter card retainer bracket that is removably attachable to a computer chassis and is formed with a plurality of plunger openings. Each plunger opening is configured to receive a respective adapter card retainer plunger. The adapter card retainer plunger is configured to extend from the bracket into the computer chassis to engage an edge of an adapter card thereby retaining the adapter card in a selected slot even if the adapter card is a low-profile adapter card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE, LTD.
    Inventors: Albert Vincent Makley, Timothy Samuel Farrow, William Fred Martin-Otto, Marc Richard Pamley
  • Publication number: 20110242758
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed for a planar adapter card retainer bracket that is removably attachable to a computer chassis and is formed with a plurality of plunger openings. Each plunger opening is configured to receive a respective adapter card retainer plunger. The adapter card retainer plunger is configured to extend from the bracket into the computer chassis to engage an edge of an adapter card thereby retaining the adapter card in a selected slot even if the adapter card is a low-profile adapter card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE, LTD.
    Inventors: Albert Vincent Makley, Timothy Samuel Farrow, William Fred Martin-Otto, Marc Richard Pamley
  • Publication number: 20110235261
    Abstract: A power supply is disposed adjacent a first end of a chassis. The chassis comprises a z axis from the first end to a second end of the chassis and an x axis orthogonal to the z axis. A bay is disposed adjacent the first end of the chassis along the x axis from the power supply. The bay comprises at least one storage device. A chamber is disposed adjacent the first end of the chassis adjacent the bay along the x axis between the bay and the power supply. A first baffle is disposed offset from the power supply, the bay, and the chamber along the z axis toward the second end. The first baffle forms a first section and isolates a first airflow in the first section from a second airflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE, LTD.
    Inventors: Albert Vincent Makley, Timothy Samuel Farrow, William Fred Martin-Otto, Marc Richard Pamley
  • Publication number: 20110228472
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for routing a power cable assembly. A motherboard is disposed in a chassis. A power cable assembly is routed parallel to a plane of the motherboard and comprises a plurality of power cables. Each power cable is in physical and electrical communication with a power supply. The power cable assembly is organized in a 1×n array, wherein n is a positive integer greater than five and the power cable assembly is in electrical communication with the motherboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE, LTD.
    Inventors: Albert Vincent Makley, Timothy Samuel Farrow, William Fred Martin-Otto, Marc Richard Pamley
  • Patent number: 7768781
    Abstract: A personal computer has a central air plenum straddled by opposed drive bays, and memory modules in the plenum are covered by a shroud that increases the air flow over the memory modules. The plenum establishes a first pathway for air flow and parallel to the plenum is a second pathway for air flow past cards such as graphics and network cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Lenovo Singapore Pte. Ltd
    Inventors: Albert Vincent Makley, William Fred Martin-Otto, Jon W. Heim
  • Patent number: 7635267
    Abstract: Option cards—one or more as may be installed in a particular computer system—are retained in position against possibly dislodgement due to handling by a frame and cooperating cross bar and depending member elements which may be variously positioned relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, William Fred Martin-Otto, Albert Vincent Makley, Russell Alan Resnick
  • Publication number: 20090160664
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems are disclosed for a power supply adapted to receive power from an outlet, the power input having a property, such as amperage, frequency or voltage. An indicator is provided on the connector to the power cord to indicate a value for the property to the power supply, wherein the power supply adapts to the value for the property. By providing an indication of the property the system is capable of reducing functionality to meet the capabilities of the power supply. A power cord may be provided with a male plug at one end capable of being inserted into a socket with a minimum value for a property, and the other end of the power cord may have a connector with an indicator to identify the minimum value for the power cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: William Fred Martin-Otto, Albert Vincent Makley, Russell Alan Resnick, Timothy Samuel Farrow
  • Publication number: 20090163060
    Abstract: Option cards—one or more as may be installed in a particular computer system—are retained in position against possibly dislodgement due to handling by a frame and cooperating cross bar and depending member elements which may be variously positioned relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, William Fred Martin-Otto, Albert Vincent Makley, Russell Alan Resnick
  • Publication number: 20090151894
    Abstract: A personal computer has a central air plenum straddled by opposed drive bays, and memory modules in the plenum are covered by a shroud that increases the air flow over the memory modules. The plenum establishes a first pathway for air flow and parallel to the plenum is a second pathway for air flow past cards such as graphics and network cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Albert Vincent Makley, William Fred Martin-Otto, Jon W. Heim