Patents by Inventor William P. Kostenko

William P. Kostenko 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: 10334748
    Abstract: Top-mount cable management structures are provided to mount to an upper surface of an electronics rack, over a cable pass-through in the upper surface. The cable management structure includes a base structure to mount to the upper surface of the rack, and reside over the cable pass-through. The base structure includes a sidewall with at least one cable opening to allow one or more cables which pass-through the cable pass-through to also pass-through the sidewall of the base structure. A cover structure is provided mounted to the base structure. The base and cover structures together define a substantially enclosed housing disposed over the cable pass-through when the cable management structure is operatively positioned over the upper surface of the electronics rack and the one or more cables pass-through the at least one cable opening in the sidewall of the base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William P. Kostenko, John G. Torok, Steven C. McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10103489
    Abstract: In one or more aspects, a determination is made as to whether a connector is securely fastened, whether the connector connected within a socket structure is the expected connector for that socket structure, and/or whether connectors coupled to one another via one or more cables are properly positioned for communication between them. Information on selected physical connection elements of a connector is used to determine one or more structural characteristics of the cable(s) connected to the connector and to determine whether the connector is the expected connector for a particular socket structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Brodsky, William P. Kostenko
  • Patent number: 9894807
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided which includes a changeable cover assembly sized to cover, at least in part, an air outlet side of an electronics rack. The cover assembly, when positioned at the air outlet side of the rack, redirects and vents airflow egressing from the air outlet side. The cover assembly includes a frame and at least one vent cover. The frame has at least one opening through which air egressing from the electronics rack passes, and the vent cover(s) is coupled to the frame and overlies, at least in part, the opening(s) in the frame to facilitate redirecting and venting the air passing through the frame. The at least one vent cover is changeable to change a direction of the vented air. For instance, the vent cover(s) may be reversible, or otherwise adjustable or changeable, to change the direction of vented air egressing from the cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seth E. Bard, Frank E. Bosco, Gary F. Goth, William P. Kostenko, Steven C. McIntosh, Robert K. Mullady, John G. Torok, Allan C. VanDeventer, Xiaojin Wei
  • Patent number: 9740981
    Abstract: A tool and technique are employed to distill and prioritize multiple organizational (sub-system) capabilities based on ranked customer requirements or desires. A translational matrix is employed to organize preferences of the sub-system with respect to the customer requirements or desires. Relative importance scores are input into the matrix to reflect prioritized input versus prioritized capabilities. An adjusted relative importance score of the sub-system is automatically calculated and a resultant re-prioritization of sub-system attributes is created for application to new designs, services, or processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karl O. Casserly, Bohdan Demczar, Dale E. Hoffman, William P. Kostenko, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 9742198
    Abstract: A redundant path power subsystem comprises a plurality of phase regulators in a multi-phase power converter. The plurality of phase regulators comprises at least N+2 phase regulators. N phases are sufficient to serve an electrical load coupled with the redundant path power subsystem. The redundant path power subsystem also comprises a plurality of power supplies, and a plurality of input and control paths between the plurality of power supplies and the plurality of phase regulators. The plurality of input and control paths comprises a plurality of multiplexing logic devices and a plurality of phase controllers. The plurality of phase controllers is configured to control the plurality of phase regulators. The plurality of multiplexing logic devices is configured to multiplex control signals from the plurality of power supplies and a microprocessor for the plurality of phase controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Barus, Kevin R. Covi, William P. Kostenko, Jack P. Lee, Peter A. Wendling
  • Patent number: 9740980
    Abstract: A tool and technique are employed to distill and prioritize multiple organizational (sub-system) capabilities based on ranked customer requirements or desires. A translational matrix is employed to organize preferences of the sub-system with respect to the customer requirements or desires. Relative importance scores are input into the matrix to reflect prioritized input versus prioritized capabilities. An adjusted relative importance score of the sub-system is automatically calculated and a resultant re-prioritization of sub-system attributes is created for application to new designs, services, or processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karl O. Casserly, Bohdan Demczar, Dale E. Hoffman, William P. Kostenko, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 9678843
    Abstract: In one or more aspects, a determination is made as to whether a connector is securely fastened, whether the connector connected within a socket structure is the expected connector for that socket structure, and/or whether connectors coupled to one another via one or more cables are properly positioned for communication between them. Information on selected physical connection elements of a connector is used to determine one or more structural characteristics of the cable(s) connected to the connector and to determine whether the connector is the expected connector for a particular socket structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Brodsky, William P. Kostenko
  • Patent number: 9671810
    Abstract: A system and method for providing power is disclosed. A variable direct current (DC) power source provides a variable DC voltage. A configurator dynamically converts the variable DC voltage to a selected DC voltage to provide the power. A set of switches combines the solar voltage with a substantially constant DC voltage. A control unit controls the set of switches and the configurator to provide the combined voltages at a selected voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shankar Km, William P. Kostenko, Anand D. Meshram, Kota V R M Murali, Roger R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20170117669
    Abstract: In one or more aspects, a determination is made as to whether a connector is securely fastened, whether the connector connected within a socket structure is the expected connector for that socket structure, and/or whether connectors coupled to one another via one or more cables are properly positioned for communication between them. Information on selected physical connection elements of a connector is used to determine one or more structural characteristics of the cable(s) connected to the connector and to determine whether the connector is the expected connector for a particular socket structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: William L. BRODSKY, William P. KOSTENKO
  • Patent number: 9448902
    Abstract: In one or more aspects, a determination is made as to whether a connector is securely fastened, whether the connector connected within a socket structure is the expected connector for that socket structure, and/or whether connectors coupled to one another via one or more cables are properly positioned for communication between them. Information on selected physical connection elements of a connector is used to determine one or more structural characteristics of the cable(s) connected to the connector and to determine whether the connector is the expected connector for a particular socket structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Brodsky, William P. Kostenko
  • Publication number: 20160266993
    Abstract: In one or more aspects, a determination is made as to whether a connector is securely fastened, whether the connector connected within a socket structure is the expected connector for that socket structure, and/or whether connectors coupled to one another via one or more cables are properly positioned for communication between them. Information on selected physical connection elements of a connector is used to determine one or more structural characteristics of the cable(s) connected to the connector and to determine whether the connector is the expected connector for a particular socket structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: William L. BRODSKY, William P. KOSTENKO
  • Publication number: 20160215999
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided which includes a changeable cover assembly sized to cover, at least in part, an air outlet side of an electronics rack. The cover assembly, when positioned at the air outlet side of the rack, redirects and vents airflow egressing from the air outlet side. The cover assembly includes a frame and at least one vent cover. The frame has at least one opening through which air egressing from the electronics rack passes, and the vent cover(s) is coupled to the frame and overlies, at least in part, the opening(s) in the frame to facilitate redirecting and venting the air passing through the frame. The at least one vent cover is changeable to change a direction of the vented air. For instance, the vent cover(s) may be reversible, or otherwise adjustable or changeable, to change the direction of vented air egressing from the cover assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Seth E. BARD, Frank E. BOSCO, Gary F. GOTH, William P. KOSTENKO, Steven C. McINTOSH, Robert K. MULLADY, John G. TOROK, Allan C. VanDEVENTER, Xiaojin WEI
  • Publication number: 20160211674
    Abstract: A redundant path power subsystem comprises a plurality of phase regulators in a multi-phase power converter. The plurality of phase regulators comprises at least N+2 phase regulators. N phases are sufficient to serve an electrical load coupled with the redundant path power subsystem. The redundant path power subsystem also comprises a plurality of power supplies, and a plurality of input and control paths between the plurality of power supplies and the plurality of phase regulators. The plurality of input and control paths comprises a plurality of multiplexing logic devices and a plurality of phase controllers. The plurality of phase controllers is configured to control the plurality of phase regulators. The plurality of multiplexing logic devices is configured to multiplex control signals from the plurality of power supplies and a microprocessor for the plurality of phase controllers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel J. Barus, Kevin R. Covi, William P. Kostenko, Jack P. Lee, Peter A. Wendling
  • Patent number: 9389632
    Abstract: A system and method for providing power is disclosed. A variable direct current (DC) power source provides a variable DC voltage. A configurator dynamically converts the variable DC voltage to a selected DC voltage to provide the power. A set of switches combines the solar voltage with a substantially constant DC voltage. A control unit controls the set of switches and the configurator to provide the combined voltages at a selected voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shankar Km, William P. Kostenko, Anand D. Meshram, Kota V R M Murali, Roger R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9323631
    Abstract: In one or more aspects, a determination is made as to whether a connector is securely fastened, whether the connector connected within a socket structure is the expected connector for that socket structure, and/or whether connectors coupled to one another via one or more cables are properly positioned for communication between them. Information on selected physical connection elements of a connector is used to determine one or more structural characteristics of the cable(s) connected to the connector and to determine whether the connector is the expected connector for a particular socket structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Brodsky, William P. Kostenko
  • Patent number: 9298241
    Abstract: A redundant path power subsystem comprises a plurality of phase regulators in a multi-phase power converter. The plurality of phase regulators comprises at least N+2 phase regulators. N phases are sufficient to serve an electrical load coupled with the redundant path power subsystem. The redundant path power subsystem also comprises a plurality of power supplies, and a plurality of input and control paths between the plurality of power supplies and the plurality of phase regulators. The plurality of input and control paths comprises a plurality of multiplexing logic devices and a plurality of phase controllers. The plurality of phase controllers is operable to control the plurality of phase regulators. The plurality of multiplexing logic devices is operable to multiplex control signals from the plurality of power supplies and a microprocessor for the plurality of phase controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Barus, Kevin R. Covi, William P. Kostenko, Jack P. Lee, Peter A. Wendling
  • Publication number: 20160026585
    Abstract: In one or more aspects, a determination is made as to whether a connector is securely fastened, whether the connector connected within a socket structure is the expected connector for that socket structure, and/or whether connectors coupled to one another via one or more cables are properly positioned for communication between them. Information on selected physical connection elements of a connector is used to determine one or more structural characteristics of the cable(s) connected to the connector and to determine whether the connector is the expected connector for a particular socket structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: William L. Brodsky, William P. Kostenko
  • Patent number: 9183104
    Abstract: In one or more aspects, a determination is made as to whether a connector is securely fastened, whether the connector connected within a socket structure is the expected connector for that socket structure, and/or whether connectors coupled to one another via one or more cables are properly positioned for communication between them. Information on selected physical connection elements of a connector is used to determine one or more structural characteristics of the cable(s) connected to the connector and to determine whether the connector is the expected connector for a particular socket structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Brodsky, William P. Kostenko
  • Publication number: 20150178173
    Abstract: In one or more aspects, a determination is made as to whether a connector is securely fastened, whether the connector connected within a socket structure is the expected connector for that socket structure, and/or whether connectors coupled to one another via one or more cables are properly positioned for communication between them. Information on selected physical connection elements of a connector is used to determine one or more structural characteristics of the cable(s) connected to the connector and to determine whether the connector is the expected connector for a particular socket structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: William L. Brodsky, William P. Kostenko
  • Publication number: 20150178172
    Abstract: In one or more aspects, a determination is made as to whether a connector is securely fastened, whether the connector connected within a socket structure is the expected connector for that socket structure, and/or whether connectors coupled to one another via one or more cables are properly positioned for communication between them. Information on selected physical connection elements of a connector is used to determine one or more structural characteristics of the cable(s) connected to the connector and to determine whether the connector is the expected connector for a particular socket structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Brodsky, William P. Kostenko