Patents by Inventor John Richard Taylor

John Richard Taylor 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: 10667990
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a face soaking device may have a vessel, a vessel neck gasket, and a breathing apparatus. The vessel may be configured to hold a liquid to submerge a face of a user or a portion thereof. The vessel neck gasket may be (removably) joined to the vessel. The vessel neck gasket may be configured to comfortably accommodate a front portion of the user's neck. The breathing apparatus may be in removable contact with: the vessel, with a head rest subassembly, and/or with the user. The breathing apparatus may be configured to permit the user to breathe while the user's face may be submerged within the liquid. When the vessel may be filled with the liquid to at least a sufficient level, the user may soak the face or the portion thereof, such that the skin being soaked receives a benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: John Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 10667991
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a face soaking device may have a vessel, a vessel neck gasket, and a breathing apparatus. The vessel may be configured to hold a liquid to submerge a face of a user or a portion thereof. The vessel neck gasket may be (removably) joined to the vessel. The vessel neck gasket may be configured to comfortably accommodate a front portion of the user's neck. The breathing apparatus may be in removable contact with: the vessel, with a head rest subassembly, and/or with the user. The breathing apparatus may be configured to permit the user to breathe while the user's face may be submerged within the liquid. When the vessel may be filled with the liquid to at least a sufficient level, the user may soak the face or the portion thereof, such that the skin being soaked receives a benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: John Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 10630772
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for maintaining global name consistency for a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in one or more cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and each cloud controller caches portions of the distributed filesystem. During operation, a cloud controller receives a client request to perform a namespace operation upon a filesystem object. The cloud controller contacts the cloud controller that manages (“owns”) the portion of the global namespace for the distributed filesystem that includes the filesystem object. This second cloud controller ensures the consistency of the filesystem object across the distributed filesystem during the namespace operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PANZURA, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Hyuntae Jung, Shishir Mondal, John Richard Taylor, Yun Lin
  • Publication number: 20200009360
    Abstract: Face soaking devices (devices) may include a vessel and a vessel neck gasket. The vessel may be configured to hold a liquid to submerge a face of a user or a portion thereof. The vessel neck gasket may be (removably) joined to the vessel. The vessel neck gasket may be configured to comfortably accommodate a portion of the user's neck. The devices may include a breathing apparatus that may be in removable contact with: the vessel, with a head rest subassembly, and/or with the user. The breathing apparatus may be configured to permit the user to breathe while the user's face may be submerged within the liquid. When the vessel may be filled with the liquid to at least a sufficient level, the user may soak the face or the portion thereof, such that the skin being soaked receives a benefit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventor: John Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 10449341
    Abstract: Face soaking devices (devices) and methods of use are described and disclosed. In some embodiments the device may comprise a vessel and a vessel neck gasket. The vessel may be configured to hold a liquid to submerge a face of a user or a portion thereof. The vessel neck gasket may be (removably) joined to the vessel. The vessel neck gasket may be configured to comfortably accommodate a portion of the user's neck. In some embodiments, the device may comprise a breathing apparatus that may be in removable contact with: the vessel, with a head rest subassembly, and/or with the user. The breathing apparatus may be configured to permit the user to breathe while the user's face may be submerged within the liquid. When the vessel may be filled with the liquid to at least a sufficient level, the user may soak the face or the portion thereof, such that the skin being soaked receives a benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: John Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 10291705
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for sending interim notifications to clients of a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in one or more cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and each cloud controller caches portions of the distributed filesystem. During operation, a cloud controller receives a client request to perform a namespace operation upon a filesystem object. The cloud controller determines that it will need to contact at least one of another peer cloud controller or a cloud storage system to service the request, and sends an interim notification to the client to notify the client that the request is pending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PANZURA, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Hyuntae Jung, Shishir Mondal, John Richard Taylor, Yun Lin
  • Patent number: 10169367
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for managing opportunistic locks in a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in the cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and each cloud controller caches portions of the distributed filesystem. During operation, a client sending a request to access a file from a cloud controller also requests an opportunistic lock for the file. If there are no other outstanding client accesses on the other cloud controllers that preclude the requested opportunistic lock, the cloud controller grants the client file access and the opportunistic lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Panzura, Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Lin, John Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 10168912
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for optimizing caching performance for a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in one or more cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and cloud controllers cache portions of the distributed filesystem on hard drives with rotating disk platters. The outside portions of these disk platters have higher I/O bandwidth than the inside portions of the disk platters. During operation, a cloud controller determines that a hot subset of cached data is likely to be accessed frequently by clients, and stores this hot subset to an outside portion of a disk platter. The cloud controller further determines that a cold subset of cache data is less likely to be accessed by clients, and stores the cold subset on an inside portion of a disk platter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Panzura, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew P. Davis, John Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 9990372
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for managing consistency for a file in a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in the cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and each cloud controller caches portions of the distributed filesystem. During operation, a cloud controller receives from a client a request to access the file. The cloud controller determines a level of consistency that is associated with the file, and then uses this level of consistency to determine whether to communicate with a peer cloud controller when handling the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PANZURA, INC.
    Inventors: Yun Lin, Steve Hyuntae Jung, Vinay Kumar Anneboina, John Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 9986033
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for facilitating access to a remote cloud service via a cloud controller for a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in the cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and each cloud controller caches portions of the distributed filesystem. During operation, a cloud controller detects a request from a co-located client to access a network address that is in the same subnet of their local network. The cloud controller determines that the network address is associated with the remote cloud service (which executes in a cloud storage environment) and forwards the request to the remote cloud service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Panzura, Inc.
    Inventors: Greig W. Bannister, John Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 9852150
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques that facilitate of avoiding client timeouts in a distributed filesystem. Multiple cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in one or more cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and each cloud controller caches portions of the distributed filesystem in a local storage pool. During operation, a cloud controller receives from a client system a request for a data block in a target file that is stored in the distributed filesystem. Although the cloud controller is already caching the requested data block, the cloud controller delays transmission of the cached data block; this additional delay gives the cloud controller more time to access uncached data blocks for the target file from a cloud storage system, thereby ensuring that subsequent requests of such data blocks do not exceed a timeout interval on the client system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Panzura, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Sharpe, John Richard Taylor, Randy Yen-pang Chou
  • Patent number: 9852149
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for transferring and caching a cloud file in a cloud controller. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in one or more cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers cache and ensure data consistency for the stored data. During operation, a cloud controller receives a client request for a data block of a target file that is stored in the distributed filesystem but not currently cached in the cloud controller. The cloud controller initiates a request to a cloud storage system for a cloud file containing the requested data block. While receiving the cloud file from the cloud storage system, the cloud controller uses a set of block metadata in the portion of the cloud file that has already been received to determine the portions of the cloud file that should be downloaded to and cached in the cloud controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Panzura, Inc.
    Inventors: John Richard Taylor, Randy Yen-pang Chou, Andrew P. Davis
  • Patent number: 9824095
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that uses overlay metadata in a cloud controller to generate incremental snapshots for a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in one or more cloud storage systems. More specifically, the cloud controllers cache and ensure data consistency for the data stored in the cloud storage systems, with each cloud controller maintaining a metadata hierarchy that reflects the current state of the distributed filesystem. During operation, a cloud controller receiving new data from a client: (1) stores the new data in the cloud controller; (2) creates a metadata entry for the new data in the locally maintained metadata hierarchy; (3) updates the overlay metadata to point to the metadata entry and the new data stored in the cloud controller; and (4) then uses the overlay metadata to generate an incremental snapshot for the new data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Panzura, Inc.
    Inventors: John Richard Taylor, Randy Yen-pang Chou, Andrew P. Davis
  • Patent number: 9811532
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for executing a cloud command for a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in one or more cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and each cloud controller caches portions of the distributed filesystem. During operation, a cloud controller presents a distributed-filesystem-specific capability to a client system as a file in the distributed filesystem (e.g., using a file abstraction). Upon receiving a request from the client system to access and/or operate upon this file, the client controller executes an associated cloud command. More specifically, the cloud controller initiates a specially-defined operation that accesses additional functionality for the distributed filesystem that exceeds the scope of individual reads and writes to a typical data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: PANZURA, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Christopher Parkison, Andrew P. Davis, John Richard Taylor, Randy Yen-pang Chou
  • Patent number: 9804928
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for restoring an archived file in a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in one or more cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and each cloud controller caches portions of the distributed filesystem. Furthermore, cloud controllers may archive infrequently-accessed files in an archival cloud storage system. During operation, a cloud controller receives a request from a client system to access an archived file, and restores this archived file from the archival cloud storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Panzura, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew P. Davis, Brian Christopher Parkison, John Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: 9805056
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for synchronizing file updates between two cloud controllers of a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in the cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and each cloud controller caches portions of the distributed filesystem. During operation, a cloud controller receives a request from a client to access a file in the distributed filesystem. The cloud controller sends a synchronization update request for the file to a second cloud controller and in response receives a synchronization update for the file from the second cloud controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: PANZURA, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Christopher Parkison, Andrew P. Davis, John Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: D863575
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: John Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: D863576
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: John Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: D864403
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: John Richard Taylor
  • Patent number: D889675
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: John Richard Taylor