Patents by Inventor Douglas E. Sherman

Douglas E. Sherman 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: 10229170
    Abstract: Systems and processes provide network clients on various platforms a customized file system experience on demand while managing files (e.g., computer animation files) across a variety of storage devices spread across a network of arbitrary size (local area networks, wide area networks, worldwide networks, the world wide web, etc.). Clients may specify a set of requirements for an instantiation of a file system interface or object for a given application. Such requirements may include storage location, file quality, capacity, scale, permanence, speed, and the like. The system may then provide to the client a customized file system interface with particular hardware resources allocated to satisfy the designated file system requirements. The file system interface may coordinate file delivery, allocation, tracking, transportation, caching, deletion, and the like. The system may manage and allocate hardware resources ranging from a local client computer to distant hard drive banks across the world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: DREAMWORKS ANIMATION L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael Christian Seales, Douglas E. Sherman
  • Publication number: 20180176174
    Abstract: A system and method provides a computer-implemented messaging service. Users subscribe to message channels. A message queue buffers messages to a router. The router determines whether characteristics of a first message match criteria specified in subscription requests, and may route the first message to one or more sending agents based on modes of communication specified in the subscription service requests. The sending agent(s) generate a second message formatted for the specified modes of communication based on the first message. Message load balancing, message queuing, message routing, and message sending services may all be independently scaled to adjust for demand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventors: Douglas E. SHERMAN, Justin TANG
  • Patent number: 7672854
    Abstract: Storage organization of data according to business objectives is provided to manage data storage consumption among data storage consumers. Data is not managed at the file level, but organized, coordinated and enforced at a global level based on business logic. The business objectives typically include customer information, priority information, marketing information, manufacturing information, recorded contract and documentary information or information regarding the revenue generation or potential of data. The logical representation enforces data storage consumers to work according to the definitions in the logical representation. The data storage consumers will have the opportunity to define storage parameters for each of the data defined in the logical representation. The placement and determination of where the data should be stored is accomplished according to these defined storage parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: DataFrameworks, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle G. Kirkland, Douglas E. Sherman, Paul Honrud
  • Patent number: 7430513
    Abstract: Storage organization of data according to business objectives is provided to manage data storage consumption among data storage consumers. Data is not managed at the file level, but organized, coordinated and enforced at a global level based on business logic. The business objectives typically include customer information, priority information, marketing information, manufacturing information, recorded contract and documentary information or information regarding the revenue generation or potential of data. The logical representation enforces data storage consumers to work according to the definitions in the logical representation. The data storage consumers will have the opportunity to define storage parameters for each of the data defined in the logical representation. The placement and determination of where the data should be stored is accomplished according to these defined storage parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Baydel North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle G. Kirkland, Douglas E. Sherman
  • Publication number: 20030097276
    Abstract: Storage organization of data according to business objectives is provided to manage data storage consumption among data storage consumers. Data is not managed at the file level, but organized, coordinated and enforced at a global level based on business logic. The business objectives typically include customer information, priority information, marketing information, manufacturing information, recorded contract and documentary information or information regarding the revenue generation or potential of data. The logical representation enforces data storage consumers to work according to the definitions in the logical representation. The data storage consumers will have the opportunity to define storage parameters for each of the data defined in the logical representation. The placement and determination of where the data should be stored is accomplished according to these defined storage parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventors: Kyle G. Kirkland, Douglas E. Sherman