Patents by Inventor Winston Allen SAUNDERS

Winston Allen SAUNDERS 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: 11567548
    Abstract: The discussion relates to disaggregated computing. One example can monitor multiple two-phase liquid immersion tanks. Individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks can contain multiple components of a single type of component type. The example can receive requests for virtual machines and allocate sets of components from individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks to work together to support the virtual machines requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam A. Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Christian L. Belady, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Ricardo G. Bianchini, Winston Allen Saunders, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Publication number: 20220413570
    Abstract: A motherboard assembly comprises a motherboard, a first computing component attached to the motherboard, and a coolant container attached to the motherboard. An air-cooled heat sink is attached to the coolant container. The coolant container, the heat sink, and the motherboard form a hermetically sealed enclosure that encompasses the first computing component and that is configured to retain dielectric working fluid covering the first computing component. The heat sink is positioned to condense vapors formed from boiling of the dielectric working fluid and to cause condensed dielectric working fluid to return to a pool of the dielectric working fluid that comprises the first computing component. The motherboard assembly additionally comprises a second computing component attached to the motherboard and positioned outside of the hermetically sealed enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Ruslan NAGIMOV, Eric Clarence PETERSON, Winston Allen SAUNDERS
  • Patent number: 11539453
    Abstract: A system for interconnecting a plurality of computing nodes includes a plurality of optical circuit switches and a plurality of electrical circuit switches. A first network stage comprises a first plurality of circuit switches selected from among the plurality of optical circuit switches and the plurality of electrical circuit switches. Each computing node among the plurality of computing nodes is optically coupled to at least one of the first plurality of circuit switches. A second network stage comprises a second plurality of circuit switches selected from among the plurality of optical circuit switches and the plurality of electrical circuit switches. Each circuit switch among the first plurality of circuit switches is optically coupled to each circuit switch among the second plurality of optical circuit switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hitesh Ballani, Christian L. Belady, Lisa Ru-Feng Hsu, Winston Allen Saunders, Paolo Costa, Douglas M. Carmean, Kai Shi, Charles Boecker
  • Publication number: 20220368420
    Abstract: A system for using free-space optics to interconnect a plurality of computing nodes can include a plurality of optical transceivers that facilitate free-space optical communications among the plurality of computing nodes. The system may ensure a line of sight between the plurality of computing nodes and the optical transceivers to facilitate the free-space optical communications. The line of sight may be preserved by the position or placement of the computing nodes in the system. The position or placement of the computing nodes may be achieved by using different shaped enclosures for holding the computing nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Winston Allen SAUNDERS, Christian L. BELADY, Lisa Ru-Feng HSU, Hitesh BALLANI, Paolo COSTA, Douglas CARMEAN
  • Patent number: 11476934
    Abstract: A system for using free-space optics to interconnect a plurality of computing nodes can include a plurality of optical transceivers that facilitate free-space optical communications among the plurality of computing nodes. The system may ensure a line of sight between the plurality of computing nodes and the optical transceivers to facilitate the free-space optical communications. The line of sight may be preserved by the position or placement of the computing nodes in the system. The position or placement of the computing nodes may be achieved by using different shaped enclosures for holding the computing nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Winston Allen Saunders, Christian L. Belady, Lisa Ru-Feng Hsu, Hitesh Ballani, Paolo Costa, Douglas Carmean
  • Publication number: 20220308643
    Abstract: The discussion relates to disaggregated computing. One example can monitor multiple two-phase liquid immersion tanks. Individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks can contain multiple components of a single type of component type. The example can receive requests for virtual machines and allocate sets of components from individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks to work together to support the virtual machines requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam A. Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Christian L. Belady, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Ricardo G. Bianchini, Winston Allen Saunders, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Publication number: 20220236593
    Abstract: Magneto-optical modulator-based systems and devices for transferring quantum information are described. Such systems can be used for many applications, including as part of quantum computers. An example system includes a quantum information system configured to provide a signal corresponding to at least one qubit. The system further includes a magneto-optical driver configured to receive the signal corresponding to the at least one qubit and process the signal to generate a current based on the signal corresponding to the at least one qubit. The system further includes a magneto-optical modulator configured to receive the current from the magneto-optical driver and provide a modulated light output by modulating a received light input based on the current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Foteini KARINOU, Winston Allen SAUNDERS, Haidang LIN, Richard P. ROUSE, Derek Leslie KNEE, Charles Walter BOECKER, Marijn Petrus Gerardus ROMBOUTS
  • Patent number: 11392184
    Abstract: The discussion relates to disaggregated computing. One example can monitor multiple two-phase liquid immersion tanks. Individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks can contain multiple components of a single type of component type. The example can receive requests for virtual machines and allocate sets of components from individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks to work together to support the virtual machines requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam A. Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Christian L. Belady, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Ricardo G. Bianchini, Winston Allen Saunders, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Publication number: 20220141558
    Abstract: A system for efficiently interconnecting computing nodes can include a plurality of computing nodes and a plurality of network switches coupled in parallel to the plurality of computing nodes. The system can also include a plurality of node interfaces. Each computing node among the plurality of computing nodes can include at least one node interface for each network switch among the plurality of network switches. The plurality of node interfaces corresponding to a computing node can be configured to send data to another computing node via the plurality of network switches. The system can also include a plurality of switch interfaces. Each network switch among the plurality of network switches can include at least one switch interface for each computing node among the plurality of computing nodes. A switch interface corresponding to the computing node can be coupled to a node interface corresponding to the computing node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hitesh BALLANI, Winston Allen SAUNDERS, Christian L. BELADY, Lisa Ru-Feng HSU, Paolo COSTA, Douglas M. CARMEAN
  • Publication number: 20220140934
    Abstract: A system for interconnecting a plurality of computing nodes includes a plurality of optical circuit switches and a plurality of electrical circuit switches. A first network stage comprises a first plurality of circuit switches selected from among the plurality of optical circuit switches and the plurality of electrical circuit switches. Each computing node among the plurality of computing nodes is optically coupled to at least one of the first plurality of circuit switches. A second network stage comprises a second plurality of circuit switches selected from among the plurality of optical circuit switches and the plurality of electrical circuit switches. Each circuit switch among the first plurality of circuit switches is optically coupled to each circuit switch among the second plurality of optical circuit switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Hitesh BALLANI, Christian L. BELADY, Lisa Ru-Feng HSU, Winston Allen SAUNDERS, Paolo COSTA, Douglas M. CARMEAN, Kai SHI, Charles BOECKER
  • Publication number: 20220100241
    Abstract: The discussion relates to disaggregated computing. One example can monitor multiple two-phase liquid immersion tanks. Individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks can contain multiple components of a single type of component type. The example can receive requests for virtual machines and allocate sets of components from individual two-phase liquid immersion tanks to work together to support the virtual machines requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam A. Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Christian L. Belady, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Ricardo G. Bianchini, Winston Allen Saunders, Mark Edward Shaw
  • Publication number: 20210409848
    Abstract: A system for using free-space optics to interconnect a plurality of computing nodes can include a plurality of node optical transceivers that are electrically coupled to at least some of the plurality of computing nodes. The system can also include a plurality of router optical transceivers that facilitate free-space optical communications with the plurality of node optical transceivers. Each node optical transceiver among the plurality of node optical transceivers can have a corresponding router optical transceiver that is optically coupled to the node optical transceiver. The system can also include a router that is coupled to the plurality of router optical transceivers. The router can be configured to route the free-space optical communications among the plurality of computing nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Winston Allen SAUNDERS, Christian L. BELADY, Lisa Ru-Feng HSU, Hitesh BALLANI, Paolo COSTA, Douglas M. CARMEAN
  • Patent number: 11109122
    Abstract: A system for using free-space optics to interconnect a plurality of computing nodes can include a plurality of node optical transceivers that are electrically coupled to at least some of the plurality of computing nodes. The system can also include a plurality of router optical transceivers that facilitate free-space optical communications with the plurality of node optical transceivers. Each node optical transceiver among the plurality of node optical transceivers can have a corresponding router optical transceiver that is optically coupled to the node optical transceiver. The system can also include a router that is coupled to the plurality of router optical transceivers. The router can be configured to route the free-space optical communications among the plurality of computing nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Winston Allen Saunders, Christian L. Belady, Lisa Ru-Feng Hsu, Hitesh Ballani, Paolo Costa, Douglas M. Carmean
  • Publication number: 20210059079
    Abstract: Techniques for mitigating loss of vaporized working fluid in a two-phase immersion cooling system may be implemented using one or more supplemental condensers that facilitate condensation of vaporized working fluid when the immersion tank is open, and one or more vapor collection points that are in fluid communication with at least one supplemental condenser. One or more fluid displacement devices may be configured to create suction pressure at the one or more vapor collection points. One or more vents may be positioned in the door. The one or more vents may be configured to permit movement of air from outside the immersion tank into an interior portion of the immersion tank without permitting loss of vaporized working fluid. A directional blowing device may be configured to blow a gaseous substance against a computing device in a downward direction as the computing device is being pulled upward out of the immersion tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas Andrew KEEHN, Ioannis MANOUSAKIS, Winston Allen SAUNDERS, Husam Atallah ALISSA, Eric Clarence PETERSON
  • Publication number: 20200183400
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of performing RFID-based navigation of an autonomous guided vehicle (AGV). An intended location of the AGV is determined based at least in part on a previously determined location of the AGV and further based at least in part on a calculated motion of the AGV from the previously determined location. The AGV includes an RFID device that is paired with RFID devices in an environment of the AGV. The RFID device of the AGV and one or more of the RFID devices in the environment may communicate in accordance with an RFID technique to enable the AGV to determine an actual location of the AGV. A reference location of the AGV on which navigation of the AGV is based is set to be the actual location rather than the intended location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Andrew Keehn, Adolfo Bravo Ferreira, Winston Allen Saunders
  • Patent number: 10499532
    Abstract: An infrastructure floor tile for supporting and positioning a server rack in a datacenter includes a body including top, bottom and side surfaces and a first alignment surface on the top surface. The first alignment surface includes at least one of a projection and a recess. When a server rack is positioned on the first alignment surface of the infrastructure floor tile, the server rack is aligned by the first alignment surface relative to the body. N horizontal channels extend from one of the side surfaces to an opposite one of the side surfaces, where N is an integer greater than one. N vertical channels extending from the top surface of the body to the N horizontal channels, respectively. Power, cooling fluid and/or data lines are connected to the server rack through at least one of the N horizontal channels and at least one of the N vertical channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Andrew Keehn, Winston Allen Saunders, Sean James, Saurabh Shrivastava
  • Publication number: 20190357377
    Abstract: An infrastructure floor tile for supporting and positioning a server rack in a datacenter includes a body including top, bottom and side surfaces and a first alignment surface on the top surface. The first alignment surface includes at least one of a projection and a recess. When a server rack is positioned on the first alignment surface of the infrastructure floor tile, the server rack is aligned by the first alignment surface relative to the body. N horizontal channels extend from one of the side surfaces to an opposite one of the side surfaces, where N is an integer greater than one. N vertical channels extending from the top surface of the body to the N horizontal channels, respectively. Power, cooling fluid and/or data lines are connected to the server rack through at least one of the N horizontal channels and at least one of the N vertical channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas Andrew KEEHN, Winston Allen SAUNDERS, Sean JAMES, Saurabh SHRIVASTAVA
  • Publication number: 20190317290
    Abstract: A system includes a cable, a first material covering at least a portion of the cable, the first material having a first index of refraction, and a second material covering at least a portion of the first material, where the second material is at least partially transparent and has a second index of refraction greater than the first index of refraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Anne Marie CARTER, Kevin Collin LUTZ, Winston Allen SAUNDERS