Patents by Inventor Joshua L. Coates

Joshua L. Coates 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: 8999017
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for achieving fast pyrolysis of wood and other carbonaceous solids in rotary reactors. Novel heating, feeding and condensing methods result in high oil yields near those currently achieved with more complicated fast pyrolysis systems. High intensity burners are arranged and controlled to produce high heating rates and uniform temperature of the rotating cylindrical walls of the reactors. The feeding system delays the onset of pyrolysis until the solids fall onto the heated kiln walls. The pyrolysis gases and vapors are rapidly withdrawn and quenched with recycled liquids. The first condenser incorporates a clean out nozzle. Char products are readily separated and discharged into a heat exchanger where heat is recovered and used together with heat from reactor flue gas to dry the solids prior to being fed to the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Coates Engineering, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph L. Coates, Benjamin R. Coates, Joshua L. Coates
  • Publication number: 20120063965
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for achieving fast pyrolysis of wood and other carbonaceous solids in rotary reactors. Novel heating, feeding and condensing methods result in high oil yields near those currently achieved with more complicated fast pyrolysis systems. High intensity burners are arranged and controlled to produce high heating rates and uniform temperature of the rotating cylindrical walls of the reactors. The feeding system delays the onset of pyrolysis until the solids fall onto the heated kiln walls. The pyrolysis gases and vapors are rapidly withdrawn and quenched with recycled liquids. The first condenser incorporates a clean out nozzle. Char products are readily separated and discharged into a heat exchanger where heat is recovered and used together with heat from reactor flue gas to dry the solids prior to being fed to the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Ralph L. Coates, Benjamin R. Coates, Joshua L. Coates
  • Patent number: 7774325
    Abstract: A distributed data storage system stores a single image file system across a plurality of physical storage volumes. The physical storage may be direct attached storage, or may be coupled through a storage area network (“SAN”). One or more clients communicate with a plurality of storage nodes through a network. A client of the distributed data storage system transmits a request over the network for a file identified in the file system. A load-balancing switch selects one of the storage nodes to process the request. The storage node accesses at least one of the physical volumes and transmits a response for the storage operation to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman, Alfred Gary Landrum, Peter D. Mattis, Naveen Nalam, Drew S. Roselli
  • Patent number: 7774466
    Abstract: A distributed data storage system stores a single image file system across a plurality of physical storage volumes. The physical storage may be direct attached storage, or may be coupled through a storage area network (“SAN”). One or more clients communicate with a plurality of storage nodes through a network. A client of the distributed data storage system transmits a request over the network for a file identified in the file system. A load-balancing switch selects one of the storage nodes to process the request. The storage node accesses at least one of the physical volumes and transmits a response for the storage operation to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman, Alfred Gary Landrum, Peter D. Mattis, Naveen Nalam, Drew S. Roselli
  • Patent number: 7590747
    Abstract: A network storage system includes a virtual file system (“VFS”) that manages the files of the network storage system, and a storage center that stores the files. The VFS and the storage center are separated, such that a client accesses the VFS to conduct file system operations and the client accesses the storage center to upload/download files. The client accesses the network storage system through one or more storage ports. The storage center includes a plurality of distributed object storage managers (DOSMs) and a storage cluster that includes a plurality of intelligent storage nodes. The network storage system includes additional storage centers at geographically disparate locations. The network storage system uses a multi-cast protocol to maintain file information at the DOSMs regarding files stored in the intelligent storage nodes, including files stored in disparate storage centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman, David A. Patterson
  • Patent number: 7509645
    Abstract: A distributed data storage system stores a single image file system across a plurality of physical storage volumes. The physical storage may be direct attached storage, or may be coupled through a storage area network (“SAN”). One or more clients communicate with a plurality of storage nodes through a network. A client of the distributed data storage system transmits a request over the network for a file identified in the file system. A load-balancing switch selects one of the storage nodes to process the request. The storage node accesses at least one of the physical volumes and transmits a response for the storage operation to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman, Alfred Gary Landrum, Peter D. Mattis, Naveen Nalam, Drew S. Roselli
  • Patent number: 7506034
    Abstract: A network storage system includes a virtual file system (“VFS”), to manage the files of the network storage system, and a storage center that stores the files. The VFS and the storage center are separated, such that a client accesses the VFS to conduct file system operations and the client accesses the storage center to upload/download files. The client accesses the network storage system through one or more storage ports. The storage center includes a plurality of distributed object storage managers (DOSMs) and a storage cluster that includes a plurality of intelligent storage nodes. The network storage system includes additional storage centers at geographically disparate locations. The network storage system uses a multi-cast protocol to maintain file information at the DOSMs regarding files stored in the intelligent storage nodes, including files stored in disparate storage centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman, Taylor Gautier
  • Patent number: 7428540
    Abstract: A network storage system includes a virtual file system (“VFS”), to manage the files of the network storage system, and a storage center that stores the files. The VFS and the storage center are separated, such that a client accesses the VFS to conduct file system operations and the client accesses the storage center to upload/download files. The client accesses the network storage system through one or more storage ports. The storage center includes a plurality of distributed object storage managers (DOSMs) and a storage cluster that includes a plurality of intelligent storage nodes. The network storage system includes additional storage centers at geographically disparate locations. The network storage system uses a multi-cast protocol to maintain file information at the DOSMs regarding files stored in the intelligent storage nodes, including files stored in disparate storage centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, F. Alan Jones, Georgina L. Russell, Michael Gonzalez, Patrick E. Bozeman, Taylor Gautier, David A. Patterson
  • Patent number: 7281168
    Abstract: A network storage system includes a virtual file system (“VFS”) that manages the files of the network storage system, and a storage center that stores the files. The VFS and the storage center are separated, such that a client accesses the VFS to conduct file system operations and the client accesses the storage center to upload/download files. The client accesses the network storage system through one or more storage ports. The storage center includes a plurality of distributed object storage managers (DOSMs) and a storage cluster that includes a plurality of intelligent storage nodes. The network storage system includes additional storage centers at geographically disparate locations. The network storage system uses a multi-cast protocol to maintain file information at the DOSMs regarding files stored in the intelligent storage nodes, including files stored in disparate storage centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman, F. Alan Jones, Taylor Gautier
  • Patent number: 7266556
    Abstract: A network storage system includes a virtual file system (“VFS”) that manages the files of the network storage system, and a storage center that stores the files. The VFS and the storage center are separated, such that a client accesses the VFS to conduct file system operations and the client accesses the storage center to upload/download files. The client accesses the network storage system through one or more storage ports. The storage center includes a plurality of distributed object storage managers (DOSMs) and a storage cluster that includes a plurality of intelligent storage nodes. The network storage system includes additional storage centers at geographically disparate locations. The network storage system uses a multi-cast protocol to maintain file information at the DOSMs regarding files stored in the intelligent storage nodes, including files stored in disparate storage centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Joshua L. Coates
  • Patent number: 7266555
    Abstract: A network storage system includes a virtual file system (“VFS”), to manage the files of the network storage system, and a storage center that stores the files. The VFS and the storage center are separated, such that a client accesses the VFS to conduct file system operations and the client accesses the storage center to upload/download files. The client accesses the network storage system through one or more storage ports. The storage center includes a plurality of distributed object storage managers (DOSMs) and a storage cluster that includes a plurality of intelligent storage nodes. The network storage system includes additional storage centers at geographically disparate locations. The network storage system uses a multi-cast protocol to maintain file information at the DOSMs regarding files stored in the intelligent storage nodes, including files stored in disparate storage centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman
  • Patent number: 7203731
    Abstract: A network storage system includes a virtual file system (“VFS”) that manages the files of the network storage system, and a storage center that stores the files. The VFS and the storage center are separated, such that a client accesses the VFS to conduct file system operations and the client accesses the storage center to upload/download files. The client accesses the network storage system through one or more storage ports. The storage center includes a plurality of distributed object storage managers (DOSMs) and a storage cluster that includes a plurality of intelligent storage nodes. The network storage system includes additional storage centers at geographically disparate locations. The network storage system uses a multi-cast protocol to maintain file information at the DOSMs regarding files stored in the intelligent storage nodes, including files stored in disparate storage centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman
  • Patent number: 6952737
    Abstract: A network storage system includes a virtual file system (“VFS”) that manages the files of the network storage system, and a storage center that stores the files. The VFS and the storage center are separated, such that a client accesses the VFS to conduct file system operations and the client accesses the storage center to upload/download files. The client accesses the network storage system through one or more storage ports. The storage center includes a plurality of distributed object storage managers (DOSMS) and a storage cluster that includes a plurality of intelligent storage nodes. The network storage system includes additional storage centers at geographically disparate locations. The network storage system uses a multi-cast protocol to maintain file information at the DOSMs regarding files stored in the intelligent storage nodes, including files stored in disparate storage centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman, David A. Patterson
  • Publication number: 20040088297
    Abstract: A distributed data storage system stores a single image file system across a plurality of physical storage volumes. The physical storage may be direct attached storage, or may be coupled through a storage area network (“SAN”). One or more clients communicate with a plurality of storage nodes through a network. A client of the distributed data storage system transmits a request over the network for a file identified in the file system. A load-balancing switch selects one of the storage nodes to process the request. The storage node accesses at least one of the physical volumes and transmits a response for the storage operation to the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman, Alfred Gary Landrum, Peter D. Mattis, Naveen Nalam, Drew S. Roselli
  • Publication number: 20040078465
    Abstract: A distributed data storage system stores a single image file system across a plurality of physical storage volumes. The physical storage may be direct attached storage, or may be coupled through a storage area network (“SAN”). One or more clients communicate with a plurality of storage nodes through a network. A client of the distributed data storage system transmits a request over the network for a file identified in the file system. A load-balancing switch selects one of the storage nodes to process the request. The storage node accesses at least one of the physical volumes and transmits a response for the storage operation to the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman, Alfred Gary Landrum, Peter D. Mattis, Naveen Nalam, Drew S. Roselli
  • Publication number: 20040078466
    Abstract: A distributed data storage system stores a single image file system across a plurality of physical storage volumes. The physical storage may be direct attached storage, or may be coupled through a storage area network (“SAN”). One or more clients communicate with a plurality of storage nodes through a network. A client of the distributed data storage system transmits a request over the network for a file identified in the file system. A load-balancing switch selects one of the storage nodes to process the request. The storage node accesses at least one of the physical volumes and transmits a response for the storage operation to the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman, Alfred Gary Landrum, Peter D. Mattis, Naveen Nalam, Drew S. Roselli
  • Publication number: 20010047400
    Abstract: A network storage system includes a virtual file system (“VFS”), to manage the files of the network storage system, and a storage center that stores the files. The VFS and the storage center are separated, such that a client accesses the VFS to conduct file system operations and the client accesses the storage center to upload/download files. The client accesses the network storage system through one or more storage ports. The storage center includes a plurality of distributed object storage managers (DOSMs) and a storage cluster that includes a plurality of intelligent storage nodes. The network storage system includes additional storage centers at geographically disparate locations. The network storage system uses a multi-cast protocol to maintain file information at the DOSMs regarding files stored in the intelligent storage nodes, including files stored in disparate storage centers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventors: Joshua L. Coates, Patrick E. Bozeman, Taylor Gautier