Patents by Inventor Daniel Cole

Daniel Cole 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: 11202627
    Abstract: A staple housing includes an array of staples each in a staple delivery position or “ready position” ready to be fired into target tissue. A staple driver is advanceable to drive the ready-position staples from the staple head into the tissue using staple pushers. During use, the staples in the ready positions are simultaneously fired into the target tissue using the staple pushers, forming an array of staples in the target tissue. After the array has been fired, one or more feed mechanisms within the staple housing advance a second group of staples from one or more staple storage locations into the ready positions in preparation for firing of the second group of staples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Balbierz, Pablo R. Hambly, Jason S. Stewart, David Cole
  • Patent number: 11048669
    Abstract: A transaction request is received at a journal-based state management system. The transaction request includes a register processing section indicating an operation to be performed at a journal register allocated to the transaction submitter to store state information of an application. Based on the results of a conflict detection operation performed with respect to the transaction request and on the result of the operation on the journal register, the transaction request is accepted for commit. The value of the journal register is stored at a node of the state management system and provided to the transaction submitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Benjamin Deardeuff, Timothy Daniel Cole, Aaron Gifford Freshwater, Allan Henry Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10956446
    Abstract: A device may participate in a shared data state in which editing operations performed locally are distributed and synchronized with other devices participating in the shared data state. Data may be maintained in log-structured storage files on each device. Changes made locally may be conditionally appended to log-structured storage and committed or rolled back during synchronization. Devices may exchange sets of related change descriptors preceded by associated contextual information. Conflicts may be resolved through application of conflict resolution rules or through a user-involved process. User notification of conflict resolution may be based on user intent inferred from contextual information and associated change descriptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Nathan John Hurst, Christopher Gerald Emery, Ivan Avramov, Jonathan Peter Wright, Timothy Daniel Cole
  • Patent number: 10956399
    Abstract: A journaled database may comprise a computing node that forms a local version of a global state, synchronized with respect to the high-water mark of a data node that maintains the global state. Instructions to modify the state that have been committed, subsequent to forming the local version of the state, may be represented in a merge signature. An uncommitted transaction may be checked for conflicts with respect to a last-ordered committed instruction to modify the data state. Validation with respect to earlier instructions represented by the merge signature may be skipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Daniel Cole, John Michael Morkel, Allan Henry Vermeulen, Christopher Richard Jacques de Kadt
  • Patent number: 10866865
    Abstract: A data store manager of a multi-data-store storage system detects an error condition associated with applying a state change indicated in a particular journal entry of the storage system to a first data store. A first redaction entry inserted in the journal at some point after the particular entry is identified. The first redaction entry indicates the particular entry as a redaction target. After verifying that the journal does not include another redaction entry targeting the first redaction entry, processing of the particular entry is terminated and processing of later-inserted entries can proceed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Morkel, Timothy Daniel Cole, Allan Henry Vermeulen, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt, Artem Danilov, Andrew Wayne Ross
  • Patent number: 10866968
    Abstract: A snapshot manager examines a set of entries of a journal of a multi-data-store storage system. Each entry is formatted in a data-store-independent transaction language and various entries contain a respective indication of a committed change to a data object or to a journal schema. Corresponding to various data objects that are materialized at least at a data store of the storage system, respective compact state change representations are generated based on the set of journal entries affecting the data objects. A given compact state change representation, also formatted in the transaction language, may represent cumulative effects of several changes. A snapshot of the journal, comprising the compact state representations, is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Daniel Cole, John Michael Morkel, Allan Henry Vermeulen, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt, Artem Danilov, Andrew Wayne Ross, Tate Andrew Certain
  • Patent number: 10805238
    Abstract: A journal service maintains a journal that holds a number of journal entries. Access to the journal entries is controlled by providing a lead resource with access to a named role associated with the journal. A pool of alternate resources containing potential replacements for the lead resource is maintained. A succession order may be established for the pool of alternate resources, and individual resources in the pool of alternate resources may be managed based at least in part on their position within the succession order. The succession order may be established using various criteria that are indicative of a likelihood that a particular alternate resource will be available if the lead resource fails, such as the presence of shared points of failure between the current lead resource and an alternate resource. The lead resource may be replaced with an alternate resource as a result of various impeachment events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Jacques de Kadt, Benjamin Warren Mercier, Carlos Vara Callau, Timothy Daniel Cole, Aaron Gifford Freshwater, Sayantan Chakravorty, Allan Henry Vermeulen
  • Publication number: 20200252421
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed which can provide an orchestrated response to a cybersecurity threat. This orchestrated response may be based upon, at least in part, a reputation score. Threat model(s) may be received that identify cybersecurity threat(s). An indication of observations, false positives, and/or page views for the threat may be obtained. Data feeds may be received including known good data feeds, known bad data feeds, and enrichment data feeds. The data feeds may provide information about one or more indicators of compromise (IOC). For each IOC, a weighted criticality score may be determined. The weighted criticality score may be mapped to a corresponding point value. An aggregated score may be determined based upon at least the corresponding point value. A reputation score may be computed, and in some configurations, provided to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: ThreatConnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew PENDERGAST, Andrew GIDWANI, Daniel COLE, Jason SPIES, Bhaskar KARAMBELKAR, Christopher JOHNSON, Danny TINEO
  • Patent number: 10681071
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed which can provide an orchestrated response to a cybersecurity threat. This orchestrated response may be based upon, at least in part, a reputation score. Threat model(s) may be received that identify cybersecurity threat(s). An indication of observations, false positives, and/or page views for the threat may be obtained. Data feeds may be received including known good data feeds, known bad data feeds, and enrichment data feeds. The data feeds may provide information about one or more indicators of compromise (IOC). For each IOC, a weighted criticality score may be determined. The weighted criticality score may be mapped to a corresponding point value. An aggregated score may be determined based upon at least the corresponding point value. A reputation score may be computed, and in some configurations, provided to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ThreatConnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Pendergast, Andrew Gidwani, Daniel Cole, Jason Spies, Bhaskar Karambelkar, Christopher Johnson, Danny Tineo
  • Patent number: 10666569
    Abstract: A journal service manages a journal that holds a number of journal entries. Journal entries are provided to the journal service by one or more producer services, and the journal service provides journal entries to one or more consumer services. Lead consumers retrieve journal entries from the journal service by specifying a named cursor which identifies a location within the journal from which the journal entries are retrieved. The journal service may select a lead producer and a lead consumer from a collection of candidate producers and consumers using a fitness score determined for each candidate producer and consumer. The fitness score may be based at least in part on the processing capability, predicted reliability, and cost of each candidate producer and consumer. The journal service may replace a lead consumer or producer with an alternate consumer or producer in response to a variety of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Jacques de Kadt, Benjamin Warren Mercier, Carlos Vara Callau, Timothy Daniel Cole, Aaron Gifford Freshwater, Sayantan Chakravorty, Allan Henry Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10621156
    Abstract: A client-side component of a journal-based multi-data-store database identifies an application schema corresponding to a first application whose data is stored at the database. The application schema includes a writes section indicating a data object to which writes are to be issued from the first application. A journal schema defining one or more data objects for which a concurrency-control protocol is implemented by a journal manager of the database is obtained. Before a transaction request of the application is submitted to the journal manager, the client-side component verifies that the application schema is compatible with the journal schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Morkel, Yevgeniy Mikhaylyuta, Allan Henry Vermeulen, Tate Andrew Certain, Atreya Srivathsan, Andrew Wayne Ross, Timothy Daniel Cole, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt, Artem Danilov
  • Patent number: 10423459
    Abstract: A resource manager arranges the resources in a computer system into one or more resource pools. The resource manager allocates a number of active resources and a number of backup resources to a particular resource pool. For each resource managed by the resource manager, the resource manager acquires information that describes the capacity and reliability of the resource. Capacity and reliability information for the particular resource pool is determined based on the capacity and reliability information associated with the resources assigned to the pool. In response to a request, the resource manager may provide an application with resources from several resource pools. The likelihood that the resource manager will be able to provide sufficient resources to the application may be determined based at least in part on the reliability information associated with the several resource pools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Jacques de Kadt, Benjamin Warren Mercier, Carlos Vara Callau, Timothy Daniel Cole, Aaron Gifford Freshwater, Sayantan Chakravorty, Allan Henry Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10346434
    Abstract: A partitioning policy for materializing writes indicated in journal entries of a multi-data-store database is determined. The policy indicates a partitioning attribute of a data object. A write applier associated with a materialization node of the database processes journal entries according to the partitioning policy. If the value of the partitioning attribute associated with a write of a particular journal entry indicates that the write belongs to a partition materialized at the materialization node, the write applier propagates the write to the materialization node for storage at the node's storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Morkel, Timothy Daniel Cole, Artem Danilov, Andrew Wayne Ross, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt, Tate Andrew Certain, Allan Henry Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10346366
    Abstract: A pipeline management service improves the operation of a processing pipeline by monitoring the operation of one or more journal services within the processing pipeline, and adjusting operational parameters of the one or more journal services. In various examples, the pipeline management service determines a model of the processing pipeline by identifying the producers and consumers associated with each of the one or more journal services, and determines a processing flow through the one or more journal services based at least in part on the identities of the associated producers and consumers. The pipeline management service acquires backlog information from each of the one or more journal services, and may adjust the operational parameters of a journal service associated with an identified processing bottleneck. In some examples, the pipeline management service adjusts capacity and reliability parameters of the one or more journal services to improve the operation of the processing pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Jacques de Kadt, Benjamin Warren Mercier, Carlos Vara Callau, Timothy Daniel Cole, Aaron Gifford Freshwater, Sayantan Chakravorty, Allan Henry Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10331657
    Abstract: An analytics tool of a journal-based multi-data-store database obtains respective rejection cause descriptors for a set of transactions rejected by the journal manager of the database due to read-write conflicts. A particular rejection cause descriptor indicates a query predicate used for a read set of a transaction request which was rejected by a journal manager of the database due to a read-write conflict between the read set and a previously-committed transaction. The analytics tool prepares a database contention analysis using the rejection cause descriptors, and transmits the analysis to a client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Daniel Cole, Artem Danilov, Andrew Wayne Ross, John Michael Morkel, Tate Andrew Certain, Allan Henry Vermeulen, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt
  • Patent number: 10324905
    Abstract: A particular node of a journal-based multi-node distributed storage system requests the addition of an acceptability verification request entry to the journal, indicating a proposed state change of the system. The particular node examines contents of entries added to the journal after the acceptability verification request entry. After determining that a targeted set of acceptability verification response entries have been added to the journal, indicating that the potential state change meets acceptance criteria at respective other nodes of the system, the particular node requests an addition of a committed transaction entry to the journal, indicating an approval of the proposed state change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Wayne Ross, Artem Danilov, Timothy Daniel Cole, Tate Andrew Certain, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt, John Michael Morkel, Allan Henry Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10303795
    Abstract: In response to a read request directed to a first data store of a storage group, a state transition indicator is identified, corresponding to a modification that has been applied at the data store before a response to the read is prepared. A read descriptor that includes the state transition indicator and read repeatability verification metadata is prepared. The metadata can be used to check whether the read request is a repeatable read. The read descriptor is transmitted to a client-side component of the storage group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Henry Vermeulen, Kiran-Kumar Muniswamy-Reddy, Timothy Daniel Cole, Timothy Andrew Rath
  • Patent number: 10296606
    Abstract: At a client-side component of a storage group, a read descriptor generated in response to a read request directed to a first data store is received. The read descriptor includes a state transition indicator corresponding to a write that has been applied at the first data store. A write descriptor indicative of a write that depends on a result of the read request is generated at the client-side component. The read descriptor and the write descriptor are included in a commit request for a candidate transaction at the client-side component, and transmitted to a transaction manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Henry Vermeulen, Timothy Andrew Rath, Timothy Daniel Cole, Kiran-Kumar Muniswamy-Reddy
  • Publication number: 20190121792
    Abstract: A journaled database system may comprise data nodes that maintain a collection of data structured in accordance with a schema. A change to the schema may be applied by a journal module while a journal consumer continues to operate using a prior version of the schema. A buffer may be formed and have stored therein records describing state change instructions according to the prior view of the schema. An index of correspondence between the records in the buffer and in the source journal may be maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Daniel Cole, John Michael Morkel, Yevgeniy Mikhaylyuta, Allan Henry Vermeulen, Christopher Richard Jacques de Kadt
  • Patent number: 10235407
    Abstract: A forking coordinator of a journal-based multi-data-store database determines that a forking criterion for a first journal has been met. The coordinator stores an indication that processing of transaction requests directed to a particular subset of the database is suspended. The coordinator instantiates a second journal for storing committed transaction entries for the particular subset. Metadata of the second journal indicates that transaction entries with sequence numbers in a particular range are stored in the first journal. The coordinator stores an indication that transaction processing associated with the particular subset of the system is to be resumed using the second journal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Morkel, Timothy Daniel Cole, Andrew Wayne Ross, Artem Danilov, Allan Henry Vermeulen, Tate Andrew Certain, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt