Kevin W Mundt, Haesung Kwon, Frank W Yu: Hard drive assemblies. Dell Products, Egan Peterman Enders Huston, August 7, 2018: US10042399

The side profile of a hard drive assembly may be configured with one or more open areas to allow cooling air to pass side-to-side across the hard drive assembly through a lateral flow channel provided by a cavity defined in the base portion of the hard drive assembly.

Jason D Adrian, Kevin W Mundt, Cyril Keilers: Power control for data storage devices and method therefor. Dell Products, Larson Newman, August 30, 2016: US09430150

A data storage system includes a data storage controller, a data storage device, and a logic circuit. The logic circuit receives hard drive status information from the data storage controller. The information is communicated by a first status signal and a second status signal. The logic circuit prov ...

Kevin W Mundt, Haesung Kwon: Vertical backplane connector. Dell Products, Jackson Walker L, August 14, 2018: US10050363

A connector for electrically coupling an information handling resource to a backplane, may include a lead frame comprising a plurality of electrically-conductive traces configured to be electrically coupled to the backplane and a receptacle having a plurality of electrically-conductive pins each ele ...

Kevin W Mundt, Sandor Farkas: System and method for monitoring parameters at a data storage device. DELL PRODUCTS, Larson Newman, August 21, 2018: US10055127

An operational parameter is accessed at a data storage device. The operational parameter is encoded using a serial data protocol. The encoded operational parameter is superimposed on an activity indicator signal outputted by the data storage device. The activity indicator signal is configured to be ...

Kevin W Mundt, Robert B Curtis: Systems and methods for cooling of information handling resources. Dell Products, Jackson Walker L, January 1, 2019: US10168750

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a system may include an information handling resource and an expansion cold plate thermally coupled to the information handling resource and configured to be fluidically coupled to a refrigeration system and configured to expand a refrigerant ...

Jason D Adrian, Kevin W Mundt: Power supply unit with articulating fan assembly. Dell Products, Larson Newman, June 23, 2015: US09066444

A fan assembly is flexibly attached to an electronic device enclosure. The fan assembly is configured to pivot with respect to the electronic device enclosure from a horizontal position to an angled position during insertion of the enclosure into the chassis. The horizontal position is to facilitate ...

Jason D Adrian, Kevin W Mundt: Dual mode USB and serial console port. DELL PRODUCTS, Larson Newman, January 2, 2018: US09858238

An information handling system includes a service connector operable to receive an RS-232 signal and a USB signal. The service connector is a USB type connector. The information handling system also includes a voltage converter operable to convert the RS-232 signal from a first voltage level to a fi ...

Michael A Faulkner, Jason D Adrian, Kevin W Mundt: Power supply unit with configurable output rails. Dell Products, Larson Newman, April 26, 2016: US09323305

A power supply unit includes two or more power converters. Each power converter provides power at a corresponding output terminal of the power supply unit. The power supply unit also includes a controller to determine an operating mode of the power supply unit. When the power supply unit is operatin ...

Kevin W Mundt, Bhavesh Patel, Bhyrav M Mutnury: Contact geometry for contacts in high speed data connectors. DELL PRODUCTS, Larson Newman, November 20, 2018: US10135170

A connector system includes a first connector element and a second connector element. The first connector element includes a first contact that has a first contact region and a first wipe region. The second connector element includes a second contact that has a second contact region and a second wip ...

Kevin W Mundt, Jason D Adrian: Blind via printed circuit board fabrication supporting press fit connectors. Dell Products, Zagorin Cave, Robert W Holland, September 18, 2018: US10080287

An information handling system circuit board interfaces storage device surface connectors and storage device controllers disposed on opposing sides by coupling a first circuit board portion having a controller press in connector to a second circuit board portion having plural surface connectors. The ...