Patents by Inventor Matthew Charles Dietz

Matthew Charles Dietz 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: 10516623
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cloud computing system provides user extensibility by providing a plugin interface for major systems. Plugin interfaces for a compute service, object service, network service, authentication and authorization service, message service, and image service are disclosed. One or more of the plugin interfaces can be used to alter the allocation of virtual to physical resources across multiple services. Compound services and smart allocation facilities are possible with user-directed modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Leafe, Alexander Walsh, Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Charles B. Thier, John A. Dickinson, Gregory Lee Holt, Christopher James Behrens, Trey Eugene Morris, Matthew Charles Dietz, Jason LuVern Kolker, Ziad Sawalha, Yogeshwar Srikrishnan, William Randolph Mathews, IV, Vishvananda Ishaya
  • Publication number: 20180203794
    Abstract: A system and methods are provided for distributed tracing in a distributed application. In one embodiment, a method includes observing a plurality of messages sent and received among components of the distributed application, generating a probabilistic model of a call flow from observed messages of the distributed system, and constructing a call flow graph based on the probabilistic model for the distributed application. Distributed tracing may include observing messages by performing the subscription-based observation techniques and operations to receive, message traces describing messages being communicated among components of the distributed application. In this regard, the tracing service may merge message traces from different instrumentation points with message traces obtained by observing message queues to generate a probabilistic model and call flow graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Paul VOCCIO, Matthew Charles DIETZ
  • Patent number: 9967111
    Abstract: An example system for bridging between networks includes a first server that launches a first virtual machine in a first network. The system includes a first network controller that is coupled to the first network and sends a request for a bridge between the first network and a second network. The system also includes a second server that launches a second virtual machine in the second network. The system further includes a second network controller that is coupled to the second network, receives the request for the bridge, and in response to the request, creates the bridge between the first and second networks. The bridge enables the first virtual machine in the first network to communicate with the second virtual machine in the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Kölker, Matthew Charles Dietz
  • Patent number: 9916232
    Abstract: A system and methods are provided for distributed tracing in a distributed application. In one embodiment, a method includes observing a plurality of messages sent and received among components of the distributed application, generating a probabilistic model of a call flow from observed messages of the distributed system, and constructing a call flow graph based on the probabilistic model for the distributed application. Distributed tracing may include observing messages by performing the subscription-based observation techniques and operations to receive, message traces describing messages being communicated among components of the distributed application. In this regard, the tracing service may merge message traces from different instrumentation points with message traces obtained by observing message queues to generate a probabilistic model and call flow graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Matthew Charles Dietz
  • Publication number: 20180062942
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the methods and systems may include receiving an Application Program Interface (API) request, assigning a unique identifier to the API request, recording, in association with the unique identifier, receipt time corresponding to a time at which the API request is received, and associating one or more system state changes with the unique identifier. Advantageously, the present embodiments provide a more accurate failure monitoring and associated metrics. Additional benefits and advantages of the present embodiments will become evident in the following description.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Leonard Walsh, Daniel Joseph Spraggins, Paul Voccio, Matthew Charles Dietz
  • Publication number: 20170257269
    Abstract: A system for providing network control and resource management includes a database storing a plurality of network resources. The system also includes a network controller that receives a request for a network resource. The network controller may include an resource manager that determines, based on the request, a set of available network resources from the plurality of network resources. The resource manager may provide the set of available network resources to a client and update the database based on providing the set of available network resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Charles Dietz, Jason Kölker, Trey Eugene Morris
  • Publication number: 20170255545
    Abstract: A system and methods are provided for function-specific tracing of a program. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a trace profile identifying one or more functions of a target program, wherein the trace profile identifies one or more functions to trace and depth of tracing for each function to be traced, loading the trace profile and the target program, identifying traced functions in the target program based on the trace profile, patching the target program to call a trace parameter for one or more functions, wherein traced functions are declared at runtime, and observing function calls for traced functions of the application. In this regard, individual functions are traced and debugged on a function-by-function basis without modifying the code or pre-arranging functions so they are traceable. As such, the scope of tracing may be dynamically limited to yield only information that is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Matthew Charles Dietz
  • Patent number: 9658941
    Abstract: A system and methods are provided for function-specific tracing of a program. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a trace profile identifying one or more functions of a target program, wherein the trace profile identifies one or more functions to trace and depth of tracing for each function to be traced, loading the trace profile and the target program, identifying traced functions in the target program based on the trace profile, patching the target program to call a trace parameter for one or more functions, wherein traced functions are declared at runtime, and observing function calls for traced functions of the application. In this regard, individual functions are traced and debugged on a function-by-function basis without modifying the code or pre-arranging functions so they are traceable. As such, the scope of tracing may be dynamically limited to yield only information that is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Matthew Charles Dietz
  • Patent number: 9628328
    Abstract: A system for providing network control and resource management includes a database storing a plurality of network resources. The system also includes a network controller that receives a request for a network resource. The network controller may include an resource manager that determines, based on the request, a set of available network resources from the plurality of network resources. The resource manager may provide the set of available network resources to a client and update the database based on providing the set of available network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Charles Dietz, Jason Kölker, Trey Eugene Morris
  • Patent number: 9584439
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cloud computing system provides user extensibility by providing a plugin interface for major systems. Plugin interfaces for a compute service, object service, network service, authentication and authorization service, message service, and image service are disclosed. One or more of the plugin interfaces can be used to alter the allocation of virtual to physical resources across multiple services. Compound services and smart allocation facilities are possible with user-directed modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Leafe, Alexander Walsh, Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Charles B. Thier, John A. Dickinson, Gregory Lee Holt, Christopher James Behrens, Trey Eugene Morris, Matthew Charles Dietz, Jason LuVern Kolker, Ziad Sawalha, Yogeshwar Srikrishan, William Randolph Mathews, Vishvananda Ishaya
  • Patent number: 9521004
    Abstract: A system and methods are provided for generating a billing feed for a distributed network system and reselling resources of the distributed network system. In one embodiment, a method includes observing a plurality of messages sent and received among components of the distributed network system, generating a call flow graph based on the plurality of messages of the distributed network system, and outputting a billing feed for the distributed network based on the call flow graph, to provide a billing feed including one or more billable events. billable events may be are based on one or more of received requests, underlying resource usage, time of usage, scope of usage. In this regard, the system may provide for one or more models of reselling resources of a distributed network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Matthew Charles Dietz
  • Publication number: 20160072727
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cloud computing system provides user extensibility by providing a plugin interface for major systems. Plugin interfaces for a compute service, object service, network service, authentication and authorization service, message service, and image service are disclosed. One or more of the plugin interfaces can be used to alter the allocation of virtual to physical resources across multiple services. Compound services and smart allocation facilities are possible with user-directed modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Edward Leafe, Alexander Walsh, Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Charles B. Thier, John A. Dickinson, Gregory Lee Holt, Christopher James Behrens, Trey Eugene Morris, Matthew Charles Dietz, Jason LuVern Kolker, Ziad Sawalha, Yogeshwar Srikrishan, William Randolph Mathews, Vishvananda Ishaya
  • Publication number: 20150370693
    Abstract: A system and methods are provided for distributed tracing in a distributed application. In one embodiment, a method includes observing a plurality of messages sent and received among components of the distributed application, generating a probabilistic model of a call flow from observed messages of the distributed system, and constructing a call flow graph based on the probabilistic model for the distributed application. Distributed tracing may include observing messages by performing the subscription-based observation techniques and operations to receive, message traces describing messages being communicated among components of the distributed application. In this regard, the tracing service may merge message traces from different instrumentation points with message traces obtained by observing message queues to generate a probabilistic model and call flow graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Matthew Charles Dietz
  • Patent number: 9141410
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cloud computing system provides user extensibility by providing a plugin interface for major systems. Plugin interfaces for a compute service, object service, network service, authentication and authorization service, message service, and image service are disclosed. One or more of the plugin interfaces can be used to alter the allocation of virtual to physical resources across multiple services. Compound services and smart allocation facilities are possible with user-directed modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Leafe, Alexander Walsh, Paul Voccio, Antony Joel Messerli, Charles B. Thier, John A. Dickinson, Gregory Lee Holt, Christopher James Behrens, Trey Eugene Morris, Matthew Charles Dietz, Jason LuVern Kolker, Ziad Sawalha, Yogeshwar Srikrishnan, William Randolph Mathews, IV, Vishvananda Ishaya
  • Patent number: 9135145
    Abstract: A system and methods are provided for distributed tracing in a distributed application. In one embodiment, a method includes observing a plurality of messages sent and received among components of the distributed application, generating a probabilistic model of a call flow from observed messages of the distributed system, and constructing a call flow graph based on the probabilistic model for the distributed application. Distributed tracing may include observing messages by performing the subscription-based observation techniques and operations to receive, message traces describing messages being communicated among components of the distributed application. In this regard, the tracing service may merge message traces from different instrumentation points with message traces obtained by observing message queues to generate a probabilistic model and call flow graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Matthew Charles Dietz
  • Publication number: 20140280738
    Abstract: An example system for bridging between networks includes a first server that launches a first virtual machine in a first network. The system includes a first network controller that is coupled to the first network and sends a request for a bridge between the first network and a second network. The system also includes a second server that launches a second virtual machine in the second network. The system further includes a second network controller that is coupled to the second network, receives the request for the bridge, and in response to the request, creates the bridge between the first and second networks. The bridge enables the first virtual machine in the first network to communicate with the second virtual machine in the second network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Kölker, Matthew Charles Dietz
  • Publication number: 20140279862
    Abstract: A system for providing network control and resource management includes a database storing a plurality of network resources. The system also includes a network controller that receives a request for a network resource. The network controller may include an resource manager that determines, based on the request, a set of available network resources from the plurality of network resources. The resource manager may provide the set of available network resources to a client and update the database based on providing the set of available network resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Charles Dietz, Jason Kölker, Trey Eugene Morris
  • Publication number: 20140215444
    Abstract: A system and methods are provided for function-specific tracing of a program. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a trace profile identifying one or more functions of a target program, wherein the trace profile identifies one or more functions to trace and depth of tracing for each function to be traced, loading the trace profile and the target program, identifying traced functions in the target program based on the trace profile, patching the target program to call a trace parameter for one or more functions, wherein traced functions are declared at runtime, and observing function calls for traced functions of the application. In this regard, individual functions are traced and debugged on a function-by-function basis without modifying the code or pre-arranging functions so they are traceable. As such, the scope of tracing may be dynamically limited to yield only information that is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Matthew Charles Dietz
  • Publication number: 20140215443
    Abstract: A system and methods are provided for distributed tracing in a distributed application. In one embodiment, a method includes observing a plurality of messages sent and received among components of the distributed application, generating a probabilistic model of a call flow from observed messages of the distributed system, and constructing a call flow graph based on the probabilistic model for the distributed application. Distributed tracing may include observing messages by performing the subscription-based observation techniques and operations to receive, message traces describing messages being communicated among components of the distributed application. In this regard, the tracing service may merge message traces from different instrumentation points with message traces obtained by observing message queues to generate a probabilistic model and call flow graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Matthew Charles Dietz
  • Publication number: 20140211665
    Abstract: A system and methods are provided for generating a billing feed for a distributed network system and reselling resources of the distributed network system. In one embodiment, a method includes observing a plurality of messages sent and received among components of the distributed network system, generating a call flow graph based on the plurality of messages of the distributed network system, and outputting a billing feed for the distributed network based on the call flow graph, to provide a billing feed including one or more billable events. billable events may be are based on one or more of received requests, underlying resource usage, time of usage, scope of usage. In this regard, the system may provide for one or more models of reselling resources of a distributed network system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Rackspace US, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Voccio, Matthew Charles Dietz