Patents by Inventor Joe Heck

Joe Heck 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: 11194635
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method provides a first orchestration service instance for managing a set of containers operating on a controller node where the controller node controls a set of physical nodes. The method also provides a set of second orchestration service instances for managing a set of first services operating in the set of containers where a second orchestration service instance in a container manages a respective first service in the container. The set of physical nodes include a set of third orchestration service instances for managing a set of second services operating on the set of physical nodes. The first orchestration instance, the set of second orchestration service instances, and the set of third orchestration service instances communicate through a shared communication service that maintains a global state of the controller node, the set of containers, and the set of physical nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Devin Carlen, Joe Heck, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Gius, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan
  • Patent number: 10613914
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method provides a first orchestration service instance for managing a set of containers operating on a controller node where the controller node controls a set of physical nodes. The method also provides a set of second orchestration service instances for managing a set of first services operating in the set of containers where a second orchestration service instance in a container manages a respective first service in the container. The set of physical nodes include a set of third orchestration service instances for managing a set of second services operating on the set of physical nodes. The first orchestration instance, the set of second orchestration service instances, and the set of third orchestration service instances communicate through a shared communication service that maintains a global state of the controller node, the set of containers, and the set of physical nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Devin Carlen, Joe Heck, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Gius, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan
  • Publication number: 20200097339
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method provides a first orchestration service instance for managing a set of containers operating on a controller node where the controller node controls a set of physical nodes. The method also provides a set of second orchestration service instances for managing a set of first services operating in the set of containers where a second orchestration service instance in a container manages a respective first service in the container. The set of physical nodes include a set of third orchestration service instances for managing a set of second services operating on the set of physical nodes. The first orchestration instance, the set of second orchestration service instances, and the set of third orchestration service instances communicate through a shared communication service that maintains a global state of the controller node, the set of containers, and the set of physical nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Devin Carlen, Joe Heck, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Gius, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan
  • Patent number: 10095559
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software command from a software element in a main computer at a management computer via an application programming interface (API) included in the management computer. The management computer manages the main computer, and the main computer controls services for a distributed computing system. The management computer then determines a hardware device associated with the software command where the management computer includes a communication pathway to the hardware device. The management computer translates the software command to a hardware command that the hardware device can process where the hardware device cannot process the software command. Then, the management computer sends the hardware command to the hardware device via the communication pathway where the management computer provides the API to allow the software element to communicate with the hardware element without the software element having to translate the software command to the hardware command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: OC Acquisition LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Joe Heck, Paul McMillan
  • Patent number: 9804901
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software upgrade package for a management computer and main computer. The management computer upgrades software of the management computer using the software upgrade package where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the management computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon upgrade of the management computer, the management computer initiates an upgrade of the main computer. The main computer withdraws use of the services, and upon the withdrawing, the management computer reboots the main computer. Then, the main computer upgrades software of the main computer using the software upgrade package upon rebooting where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the main computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon the upgrading, the main computer restores the use of the services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: OC Acquisition LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Matthew Garrett, Bryan Payne, Joe Heck, Devin Carlen, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Gius, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan, Yona Benjamin Mankin
  • Patent number: 9645811
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method detects a failure of a container in a controller node where the container includes a service being performed and isolated from other services being performed in other containers on the controller node. The controller node terminates the container including the service and determines a known state for the service. The known state is known to be operational without including a cause of the failure and the service operated from the known state saving changes to the known state during operation separately from the known state. The controller node restarts the service in a new container that replaces the terminated container where the restarted service starts from the known state without using the changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: OC Acquisition LLC
    Inventors: Devin Carlen, Joe Heck, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Guis, Ken Caruso, Yona Benjamin Mankin
  • Publication number: 20170052830
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software command from a software element in a main computer at a management computer via an application programming interface (API) included in the management computer. The management computer manages the main computer, and the main computer controls services for a distributed computing system. The management computer then determines a hardware device associated with the software command where the management computer includes a communication pathway to the hardware device. The management computer translates the software command to a hardware command that the hardware device can process where the hardware device cannot process the software command. Then, the management computer sends the hardware command to the hardware device via the communication pathway where the management computer provides the API to allow the software element to communicate with the hardware element without the software element having to translate the software command to the hardware command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Joe Heck, Paul McMillan
  • Patent number: 9507579
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software command from a software element in a main computer at a management computer via an application programming interface (API) included in the management computer. The management computer manages the main computer, and the main computer controls services for a distributed computing system. The management computer then determines a hardware device associated with the software command where the management computer includes a communication pathway to the hardware device. The management computer translates the software command to a hardware command that the hardware device can process where the hardware device cannot process the software command. Then, the management computer sends the hardware command to the hardware device via the communication pathway where the management computer provides the API to allow the software element to communicate with the hardware element without the software element having to translate the software command to the hardware command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Joe Heck, Paul McMillan
  • Publication number: 20160019053
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software upgrade package for a management computer and main computer. The management computer upgrades software of the management computer using the software upgrade package where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the management computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon upgrade of the management computer, the management computer initiates an upgrade of the main computer. The main computer withdraws use of the services, and upon the withdrawing, the management computer reboots the main computer. Then, the main computer upgrades software of the main computer using the software upgrade package upon rebooting where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the main computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon the upgrading, the main computer restores the use of the services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: OC ACQUISITION LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Matthew Garrett, Bryan Payne, Joe Heck, Devin Carlen, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Gius, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan, Yona Benjamin Mankin
  • Patent number: 9148465
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software upgrade package for a management computer and main computer. The management computer upgrades software of the management computer using the software upgrade package where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the management computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon upgrade of the management computer, the management computer initiates an upgrade of the main computer. The main computer withdraws use of the services, and upon the withdrawing, the management computer reboots the main computer. Then, the main computer upgrades software of the main computer using the software upgrade package upon rebooting where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the main computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon the upgrading, the main computer restores the use of the services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Matthew Garrett, Bryan Payne, Joe Heck, Devin Carlen, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Gius, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan, Yona Benjamin Mankin
  • Publication number: 20140304718
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software command from a software element in a main computer at a management computer via an application programming interface (API) included in the management computer. The management computer manages the main computer, and the main computer controls services for a distributed computing system. The management computer then determines a hardware device associated with the software command where the management computer includes a communication pathway to the hardware device. The management computer translates the software command to a hardware command that the hardware device can process where the hardware device cannot process the software command. Then, the management computer sends the hardware command to the hardware device via the communication pathway where the management computer provides the API to allow the software element to communicate with the hardware element without the software element having to translate the software command to the hardware command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Nebula, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Joe Heck, Paul McMillan
  • Publication number: 20140304398
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method provides a first orchestration service instance for managing a set of containers operating on a controller node where the controller node controls a set of physical nodes. The method also provides a set of second orchestration service instances for managing a set of first services operating in the set of containers where a second orchestration service instance in a container manages a respective first service in the container. The set of physical nodes include a set of third orchestration service instances for managing a set of second services operating on the set of physical nodes. The first orchestration instance, the set of second orchestration service instances, and the set of third orchestration service instances communicate through a shared communication service that maintains a global state of the controller node, the set of containers, and the set of physical nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: NEBULA, INC.
    Inventors: Devin Carlen, Joe Heck, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Guis, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan
  • Publication number: 20140304695
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software upgrade package for a management computer and main computer. The management computer upgrades software of the management computer using the software upgrade package where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the management computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon upgrade of the management computer, the management computer initiates an upgrade of the main computer. The main computer withdraws use of the services, and upon the withdrawing, the management computer reboots the main computer. Then, the main computer upgrades software of the main computer using the software upgrade package upon rebooting where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the main computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon the upgrading, the main computer restores the use of the services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Nebula, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Matthew Garrett, Bryan Payne, Joe Heck, Devin Carlen, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Guis, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan, Yona Benjamin Mankin
  • Publication number: 20140298091
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method detects a failure of a container in a controller node where the container includes a service being performed and isolated from other services being performed in other containers on the controller node. The controller node terminates the container including the service and determines a known state for the service. The known state is known to be operational without including a cause of the failure and the service operated from the known state saving changes to the known state during operation separately from the known state. The controller node restarts the service in a new container that replaces the terminated container where the restarted service starts from the known state without using the changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Nebula, Inc.
    Inventors: Devin Carlen, Joe Heck, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Guis, Yona Benjamin Mankin