Patents by Inventor David Flynn

David Flynn 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: 10346463
    Abstract: A visual query is received from a client system, along with location information for the client system, and processed by a server system. The server system sends the visual query and the location information to a visual query search system, and receives from the visual query search system enhanced location information based on the visual query and the location information. The server system then sends a search query, including the enhanced location information, to a location-based search system. The search system receives and provides to the client one or more search results to the client system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Petrou, John Flynn, Hartwig Adam, Hartmut Neven
  • Patent number: 10346095
    Abstract: A storage module may be configured to service I/O requests according to different persistence levels. The persistence level of an I/O request may relate to the storage resource(s) used to service the I/O request, the configuration of the storage resource(s), the storage mode of the resources, and so on. In some embodiments, a persistence level may relate to a cache mode of an I/O request. I/O requests pertaining to temporary or disposable data may be serviced using an ephemeral cache mode. An ephemeral cache mode may comprise storing I/O request data in cache storage without writing the data through (or back) to primary storage. Ephemeral cache data may be transferred between hosts in response to virtual machine migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Vikram Joshi, David Flynn, Yang Luan, Michael F. Brown
  • Publication number: 20190186898
    Abstract: A multi-mode approach for real-time inspection of structural components may be applied to rapid, wide area measurement of thickness of thick plate-like structures using full-field multi-mode response measurement and analysis. The approach may allow estimation of thickness from full-field multi-mode response to single-tone ultrasonic excitation in thick plates. The approach may utilize wavenumber information across all available wave modes in order to make wavenumber spectroscopy sensitive to changes in thickness for a broader range of nominal initial thicknesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Stull, Eric Brian Flynn, Matthew David Mascarenas
  • Patent number: 10326645
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for automatically configuring, managing, updating, and/or monitoring the configuration of various computing resources and/or network devices within a communications network, such as a telecommunications network. Configuration code may be deployed to a repository for a cluster of computing resources and one or more layers may be defined describing configurable aspects of the cluster. Subsequently, a script may be identified and executed to configure the cluster based on the configuration code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew David Flynn
  • Publication number: 20190171581
    Abstract: One method includes streaming a data segment to a write buffer corresponding to a virtual page including at least two physical pages. Each physical page is defined within a respective solid-state storage element. The method also includes programming contents of the write buffer to the virtual page, such that a first portion of the data segment is programmed to a first one of the physical pages, and a second portion of the data segment is programmed to a second one of the physical pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: David Flynn, Bert Lagerstedt, John Strasser, Jonathan Thatcher, John Walker, Michael Zappe
  • Publication number: 20190146867
    Abstract: A storage module is configured to store data segments, such as error-correcting code (ECC) codewords, within an array comprising two or more solid-state storage elements. The data segments may be arranged in a horizontal arrangement, a vertical arrangement, a hybrid channel arrangement, and/or vertical stripe arrangement within the array. The data arrangement may determine input/output performance characteristics. An optimal adaptive data storage configuration may be based on read and/or write patterns of storage clients, read time, stream time, and so on. Data of failed storage elements may be reconstructed by use of parity data and/or other ECC codewords stored within the array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: David Flynn, John Strasser, Bill Inskeep
  • Patent number: 10289545
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for hybrid checkpointed memory. An extended memory module uses volatile memory of a host and a non-volatile memory medium as virtual memory for the host. A clone module clones data of a range of virtual memory in response to a checkpoint event for the range of virtual memory. A range of virtual memory may include data stored in a volatile memory and data stored in a non-volatile memory medium. A checkpoint module flushes dirty data of a range of virtual memory to a non-volatile memory medium in response to a checkpoint event. A hybrid checkpointed memory interface provides access to data of a range of virtual memory while dirty data is being flushed using data of a range of virtual memory, or using a clone of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Nisha Talagala, Swaminathan Sundararaman, Nick Piggin, Ashish Batwara, David Flynn
  • Publication number: 20190073296
    Abstract: Data is stored on a non-volatile storage media in a sequential, log-based format. The formatted data defines an ordered sequence of storage operations performed on the non-volatile storage media. A storage layer maintains volatile metadata, which may include a forward index associating logical identifiers with respective physical storage units on the non-volatile storage media. The volatile metadata may be reconstructed from the ordered sequence of storage operations. Persistent notes may be used to maintain consistency between the volatile metadata and the contents of the non-volatile storage media. Persistent notes may identify data that does not need to be retained on the non-volatile storage media and/or is no longer valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: David Atkisson, David Nellans, David Flynn, Jens Axboe, Michael Zappe
  • Patent number: 10216569
    Abstract: A storage module is configured to store data segments, such as error-correcting code (ECC) codewords, within an array comprising two or more solid-state storage elements. The data segments may be arranged in a horizontal arrangement, a vertical arrangement, a hybrid channel arrangement, and/or vertical stripe arrangement within the array. The data arrangement may determine input/output performance characteristics. An optimal adaptive data storage configuration may be based on read and/or write patterns of storage clients, read time, stream time, and so on. Data of failed storage elements may be reconstructed by use of parity data and/or other ECC codewords stored within the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FIO Semiconductor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: David Flynn, John Strasser, Bill Inskeep
  • Patent number: 10162042
    Abstract: Methods and devices for coding and communicating geographical position. The sending device quantizes the geographical coordinate system and sends its position as the delta or remainder after quantization. The receiving device determines its own quantized position and disambiguates between possible quantized coordinate positions of the sending device to identify the sending device's actual quantized coordinate position. From this, the receiving device determines the position of the sending device using the identified actual quantized coordinate position and the delta position data sent by the sending device. The receiving device may then trigger an action based on the determined position of the sending device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: David Flynn, Gaëlle Christine Martin-Cocher
  • Patent number: 10162545
    Abstract: An adaptive logical storage element comprises a plurality of solid-state storage elements accessible in parallel. The logical storage element includes logical storage units, which may include logical page, logical storage divisions (erase blocks), and so on. Each logical storage unit comprises a plurality of physical storage units. A logical storage unit may include one or more physical storage units that are out-of-service (OOS). The OOS status of logical storage units is tracked by OOS metadata. When data is stored on the logical storage element, padding data is provided to physical storage units that are OOS, and valid and/or parity data is provided to in-service physical storage units. A write data pipeline accesses the OOS metadata to insert padding data, and a read data pipeline accesses the OOS metadata to strip padding data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: John Strasser, David Flynn, Bill Inskeep
  • Patent number: 10146700
    Abstract: One apparatus includes a storage division selection module configured to select a storage division of a solid-state storage medium for recovery. The solid-state storage medium includes a plurality of storage divisions. Each storage division includes a plurality of storage locations. The apparatus also includes an erase module configured to erase the selected storage division. The apparatus includes a storage division recovery module configured to store a sequence indicator in the erased storage division. The sequence indicator is indicative of an ordered sequence of the plurality of storage divisions, and the sequence indicator is determined by reading information stored with data on the plurality of storage divisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LONGITUDE ENTERPRISE FLASH S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: David Flynn, Bert Lagerstedt, John Strasser, Jonathan Thatcher, John Walker, Michael Zappe
  • Patent number: 10133663
    Abstract: Data is stored on a non-volatile storage media in a sequential, log-based format. The formatted data defines an ordered sequence of storage operations performed on the non-volatile storage media. A storage layer maintains volatile metadata, which may include a forward index associating logical identifiers with respective physical storage units on the non-volatile storage media. The volatile metadata may be reconstructed from the ordered sequence of storage operations. Persistent notes may be used to maintain consistency between the volatile metadata and the contents of the non-volatile storage media. Persistent notes may identify data that does not need to be retained on the non-volatile storage media and/or is no longer valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Longitude Enterprise Flash S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: David Atkisson, David Nellans, David Flynn, Jens Axboe, Michael Zappe
  • Publication number: 20180332282
    Abstract: Methods and devices for video coding using intra-coding and removing redundant intra modes from a set of candidate intra modes. The methods may determine that at least some candidate intra modes generate candidate prediction blocks that are redundant and, based on that determination, eliminate said at least some of the candidate intra modes to reduce the set to a subset. In some cases, a candidate prediction block is redundant if it is less than a threshold different from another of the candidate prediction blocks identified by one of the candidate intra modes in the set. A function may be applied to the candidate prediction block and the another candidate prediction block to identify redundancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Dake HE, Gaëlle Christine MARTIN-COCHER, David FLYNN
  • Publication number: 20180314627
    Abstract: A storage layer is configured to store data at respective offsets within storage units of a storage device. Physical addresses of the data may be segmented into a first portion identifying the storage unit in which the data is stored, and a second portion that indicates the offset of the data within the identified storage unit. An index of the data offsets (e.g., second portions of the physical addresses) may be persisted on the storage device. The first portion of the address may be associated with logical addresses of the data in a forward index. The forward index may omit the second portion of the physical addresses, which may reduce the memory overhead of the index and/or allow the forward index to reference larger storage devices. Data of a particular logical address may be accessed using the first portion of the physical address maintained in the forward index, and the second portion of the media address stored on the storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Evan Orme, James G. Peterson, Kevin Vigor, David Flynn
  • Patent number: 10108755
    Abstract: Various implementations include systems and methods for generating a radio frequency floor plan. The systems and methods include receiving map data for a map image. A user is provided with functionalities for generating a trace outline in the map image. Floor dimensions are determined from the trace outline in the map image. A blank floor plan is generated using the floor dimensions and the map image. Access point position data can be received that signifies the position of placed access points. Access point type data can be received that signifies the type of access points that are positioned. The access point position data, the access point type data, and the floor plan or blank floor plan can be used to generate a RF floor plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Aerohive Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: David Flynn, Chris Scheers
  • Patent number: 10099591
    Abstract: A dual configuration headrest system includes a seat having a top side and a back edge. A backrest is attached to the seat and extends upwardly from the top side. A housing is attached the backrest and is positioned over an upper edge of the backrest. The housing has a top wall, a bottom wall, first lateral wall and a second lateral wall. A front side of the housing is open. A head support is mounted within the housing and has a first side and a second side positioned opposite of each other. The head support further has a top side, a bottom side, a first lateral side and a second lateral side. The head support is rotationally mounted within the housing such that the first side or the second side is positioned in an opening in the front side when the head support is rotated relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: David Flynn
  • Patent number: 10102075
    Abstract: A storage layer of a non-volatile storage device may be configured to provide key-value storage services. Key conflicts may be resolved by modifying the logical interface of data stored on the non-volatile storage device. Resolving a key conflict may comprise identifying an alternative key and implementing one or more range move operations configured to bind the stored data to the alternative key. The move operations may be implemented without relocating the data on the non-volatile storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nisha Talagala, David Flynn, Swaminathan Sundararaman, Sriram Subramanian, David Nellans, Robert Wipfel, John Strasser
  • Patent number: 10073656
    Abstract: An I/O manager may be configured to service I/O requests pertaining to ephemeral data of a virtual machine using a storage device that is separate from and/or independent of a primary storage resource to which the I/O request is directed. Ephemeral data may be removed from ephemeral storage in response to a removal condition and/or trigger, such as a virtual machine reboot. The I/O manager may manage transfers of ephemeral virtual machine data in response to virtual machines migrating between host computing devices. The I/O manager may be further configured to cache virtual machine data, and/or manage shared file data that is common to two or more virtual machines operating on a host computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Jerene Zhe Yang, Yang Luan, Brent Lim Tze Hao, Vikram Joshi, Michael Brown, Prashanth Radhakrishnan, David Flynn, Bhavesh Mehta
  • Patent number: 10024806
    Abstract: A sensor comprising: a dielectric waveguide for guiding a microwave signal; and a dielectric reflector at an end of the dielectric waveguide to cause formation of a sensing field beyond an outer surface of the dielectric reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Marc Desmulliez, Sumanth Kumar Pavuluri, David Flynn, David Herd