Patents by Inventor Mark Kremer

Mark Kremer 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: 10791383
    Abstract: Supply chain systems and methods are disclosed for monitoring fluid levels in liquid containers, such as kegs. Embodiments include sensors that fit within a keg's false bottom, measure the weight of the keg, and transmit the weight information to a computer database via a wireless network. Other embodiments include an RFID device with information about a characteristic of the liquid within a keg (such as brand and/or type of beer) that may be attached to the keg and paired with the sensor so the sensor can transmit information about the characteristic of the liquid in the keg. In alternate embodiments, the sensor's transmitter is short range and an uplink/gateway is used to receive information from the sensor and relay that sensor's information to a broader wireless network. Multiple containers in close proximity may each be fitted with an RFID device and sensor and communicate their individual information to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Brewlogix LLC
    Inventors: Steve Hershberger, Steve Kremer, Matt Mayer, Mark Kosiarek
  • Publication number: 20200285664
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a ZFS file system disk-based storage into ZFS cloud-based storage, the ZFS file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Gavin Gibson
  • Publication number: 20200226165
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Victor Latushkin, Ankit Gureja, Kenneth Dunlop
  • Publication number: 20200226166
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Pascal Ledru, Kenneth Dunlop
  • Publication number: 20200218752
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a ZFS file system disk-based storage into ZFS cloud-based storage, the ZFS file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: James Kremer, Mark Maybee, Natalie Ross, Pascal Ledru, Victor Latushkin, Ankit Gureja, Kimberly Morneau, Jingfei Zhang, Gavin Gibson
  • Patent number: 10698941
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a ZFS file system disk-based storage into ZFS cloud-based storage, the ZFS file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Gavin Gibson
  • Publication number: 20200172387
    Abstract: Supply chain systems and methods are disclosed for monitoring fluid levels in liquid containers, such as kegs. Embodiments include sensors that fit within a keg's false bottom, measure the weight of the keg, and transmit the weight information to a computer database via a wireless network. Other embodiments include an RFID device with information about a characteristic of the liquid within a keg (such as brand and/or type of beer) that may be attached to the keg and paired with the sensor so the sensor can transmit information about the characteristic of the liquid in the keg. In alternate embodiments, the sensor's transmitter is short range and an uplink/gateway is used to receive information from the sensor and relay that sensor's information to a broader wireless network. Multiple containers in close proximity may each be fitted with an RFID device and sensor and communicate their individual information to the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Steve Hershberger, Steve Kremer, Matt Mayer, Mark Kosiarek
  • Publication number: 20200159760
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a ZFS file system disk-based storage into ZFS cloud-based storage, the ZFS file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Pascal Ledru, Gavin Gibson
  • Patent number: 10657167
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a ZFS file system disk-based storage into ZFS cloud-based storage, the ZFS file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Victor Latushkin, Gavin Gibson
  • Patent number: 10650035
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a ZFS file system disk-based storage into ZFS cloud-based storage, the ZFS file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Pascal Ledru, Kenneth Dunlop
  • Patent number: 10642879
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a ZFS file system disk-based storage into ZFS cloud-based storage, the ZFS file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Victor Latushkin, Ankit Gureja, Kenneth Dunlop
  • Patent number: 10642878
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a ZFS file system disk-based storage into ZFS cloud-based storage, the ZFS file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: James Kremer, Mark Maybee, Natalie Ross, Pascal Ledru, Victor Latushkin, Ankit Gureja, Kimberly Morneau, Jinfei Zhang, Gavin Gibson
  • Patent number: 10558699
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a ZFS file system disk-based storage into ZFS cloud-based storage, the ZFS file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Pascal Ledru
  • Patent number: 10552469
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a ZFS file system disk-based storage into ZFS cloud-based storage, the ZFS file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Pascal Ledru, Gavin Gibson
  • Patent number: 10540384
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a ZFS file system disk-based storage into ZFS cloud-based storage, the ZFS file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Gavin Gibson
  • Publication number: 20200004772
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a file system disk-based storage into cloud-based storage, the file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Gavin Gibson
  • Patent number: 10503771
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to systems and methods of data storage, and more particularly to providing layering of file system functionality on an object interface. In certain embodiments, file system functionality may be layered on cloud object interfaces to provide cloud-based storage while allowing for functionality expected from a legacy applications. For instance, POSIX interfaces and semantics may be layered on cloud-based storage, while providing access to data in a manner consistent with file-based access with data organization in name hierarchies. Various embodiments also may provide for memory mapping of data so that memory map changes are reflected in persistent storage while ensuring consistency between memory map changes and writes. For example, by transforming a ZFS file system disk-based storage into ZFS cloud-based storage, the ZFS file system gains the elastic nature of cloud storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Maybee, James Kremer, Gavin Gibson
  • Patent number: 9244962
    Abstract: Storage management for database access, in which selected data blocks are associated with particular business operations, and in which those data blocks are disposed in response to an assessment of which of those business operations are more important, more urgent, or have a greater need to be reliable. This has the effect that overall transaction performance is improved without significantly increasing infrastructure cost. Noting the relative importance of those particular business transactions and the relative probability that those data blocks will be needed by those particular business transactions, and assuring that data blocks associated with relatively important business transactions are moved to relatively superior storage in advance of requests for access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: PRECISE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Kremer, Yochai Uliel, Liad Hacmon, Chuck Delouis
  • Publication number: 20140337360
    Abstract: Storage management for database access, in which selected data blocks are associated with particular business operations, and in which those data blocks are disposed in response to an assessment of which of those business operations are more important, more urgent, or have a greater need to be reliable. This has the effect that overall transaction performance is improved without significantly increasing infrastructure cost. Noting the relative importance of those particular business transactions and the relative probability that those data blocks will be needed by those particular business transactions, and assuring that data blocks associated with relatively important business transactions are moved to relatively superior storage in advance of requests for access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Kremer, Yochai Uliel, Liad Hacmon, Chuck Delouis
  • Patent number: 8819057
    Abstract: Storage management for database access, in which selected data blocks are associated with particular business operations, and in which those data blocks are disposed in response to an assessment of which of those business operations are more important, more urgent, or have a greater need to be reliable. This has the effect that overall transaction performance is improved without significantly increasing infrastructure cost. Noting the relative importance of those particular business transactions and the relative probability that those data blocks will be needed by those particular business transactions, and assuring that data blocks associated with relatively important business transactions are moved to relatively superior storage in advance of requests for access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Precise Software Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Kremer, Yochai Uliel, Liad Hacmon, Chuck Delouis