Patents by Inventor Patrick Devine

Patrick Devine 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: 10582801
    Abstract: A weigh scale unit may be used in conjunction with a beverage preparation machine to prepare beverages efficiently. The weigh scale unit may provide the status of ingredient addition to a beverage receptacle. The weigh scale unit may send instructions and/or data to the beverage preparation machine. In some embodiments, the beverage preparation machine sends instructions and/or data to the weigh scale unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Herbert, Bryan Hotaling, John Macneill, Scott Leclerc, Matthew Naples, Patrick Devine
  • Patent number: 10455848
    Abstract: An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a housing having a base configured to support a blender cup, a dispensing chamber disposed above the blender cup and configured to support a frozen beverage container containing frozen ingredients suitable for preparing a frozen drink, at least one dispensing mechanism configured to move from a pre-dispense position to a dispense position in which the dispensing mechanism drives the frozen ingredients from the frozen beverage container into the blender cup, and a drive mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to drive the movement of the dispensing mechanism from the pre-dispense position to the dispense position. A method of preparing a frozen drink is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Herbert, Bryan Hotaling, Matt Naples, Patrick Devine
  • Publication number: 20190261646
    Abstract: An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a housing having a base configured to support a blender cup, a dispensing chamber disposed above the blender cup and configured to support a frozen beverage container containing frozen ingredients suitable for preparing a frozen drink, at least one dispensing mechanism configured to move from a pre-dispense position to a dispense position in which the dispensing mechanism drives the frozen ingredients from the frozen beverage container into the blender cup, and a drive mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to drive the movement of the dispensing mechanism from the pre-dispense position to the dispense position. A method of preparing a frozen drink is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Kerry Luxembourg S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: John Michael HERBERT, Bryan HOTALING, Matthew NAPLES, Patrick DEVINE
  • Publication number: 20190261809
    Abstract: A weigh scale unit may be used in conjunction with a beverage preparation machine to prepare beverages efficiently. The weigh scale unit may provide the status of ingredient addition to a beverage receptacle. The weigh scale unit may send instructions and/or data to the beverage preparation machine. In some embodiments, the beverage preparation machine sends instructions and/or data to the weigh scale unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael HERBERT, Bryan HOTALING, John MACNEILL, Scott LECLERC, Matthew NAPLES, Patrick DEVINE
  • Patent number: 10095532
    Abstract: A main operating system interface engine can be configured to receive instructions from a main operating system of one or more host systems and can manage a virtualized operating system on the one or more host systems, the virtualized operating system appearing distinct from the main operating system to a user of the one or more host systems. A virtualization environment management engine can manage a virtualization environment, the virtualization environment using the virtualized operating system. A virtual machine management engine can manage one or more virtual machine instances in the virtualization environment, each of the one or more virtual machine instances operative to provide virtualized resources of the one or more host systems for a compute access system coupled to the one or more host systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Netkine, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hiltgen, Patrick Devine, Erik P. Papp, Mustafa Jamil
  • Publication number: 20170325621
    Abstract: A weigh scale unit may be used in conjunction with a beverage preparation machine to prepare beverages efficiently. The weigh scale unit may provide the status of ingredient addition to a beverage receptacle. The weigh scale unit may send instructions and/or data to the beverage preparation machine. In some embodiments, the beverage preparation machine sends instructions and/or data to the weigh scale unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael HERBERT, Bryan HOTALING, John MACNEILL, Scott LECLERC, Matthew NAPLES, Patrick DEVINE
  • Publication number: 20170280745
    Abstract: An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a housing having a base configured to support a blender cup, a dispensing chamber disposed above the blender cup and configured to support a frozen beverage container containing frozen ingredients suitable for preparing a frozen drink, at least one dispensing mechanism configured to move from a pre-dispense position to a dispense position in which the dispensing mechanism drives the frozen ingredients from the frozen beverage container into the blender cup, and a drive mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to drive the movement of the dispensing mechanism from the pre-dispense position to the dispense position. A method of preparing a frozen drink is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: ISLAND OASIS FROZEN COCKTAIL CO., INC.
    Inventors: John Michael HERBERT, Bryan HOTALING, Matt NAPLES, Patrick DEVINE
  • Patent number: 9442714
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for a unified visualization of a plan of operations in a datacenter, a selection of a target from a plurality of targets in a datacenter is enabled for scheduling operations on the selected target. Selection of one or more software bundles is enabled, wherein the plan of operations on the selected target are based on the one or more software bundles. A unified visualization of the plan of operations on the selected target is displayed via a unified browser, wherein the unified browser displays the plan of operations with a common look and feel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Cameron, John Powell, Patrick Devine, Mustafa Jamil, Daniel Hiltgen
  • Patent number: 9389848
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for scheduling a plan of operations in a datacenter selection of a target from a plurality of targets in the datacenter is enabled for scheduling operations on the selected target. Selection of one or more bundles is enabled, wherein the plan of operations on the selected target are based on the one or more bundles. Dependency relationships between the selected target and other targets in the plurality of targets are determined based on the selection of one or more bundles. The plan of operations on the selected target is scheduled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: John Powell, Patrick Devine, Mustafa Jamil, Daniel Hiltgen, Timothy Stack, Saleem Abdulrasool, Moshe Zadka, Kshitij Padalkar
  • Patent number: 9268549
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to convert a machine to a virtual machine. An example method disclosed herein includes moving, via a processor, an original operating system to create free space on a storage device, installing a hypervisor in the free space on the storage device, generating a virtual machine in the free space on the storage device, and loading the hypervisor and the virtual machine, the virtual machine to execute the original operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: C. Patrick Devine
  • Publication number: 20150378713
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for scheduling a plan of operations in a datacenter selection of a target from a plurality of targets in the datacenter is enabled for scheduling operations on the selected target. Selection of one or more bundles is enabled, wherein the plan of operations on the selected target are based on the one or more bundles. Dependency relationships between the selected target and other targets in the plurality of targets are determined based on the selection of one or more bundles. The plan of operations on the selected target is scheduled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: John POWELL, Patrick DEVINE, Mustafa JAMIL, Daniel HILTGEN, Timothy STACK, Saleem ABDULRASOOL, Moshe ZADKA, Kshitij PADALKAR
  • Publication number: 20150378969
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for a unified graphical user interface for displaying a plan of operations in a datacenter metadata is accessed from a plurality of disparate software bundles for updating targets in a datacenter. A unified visualization of a plan of operations on the targets is displayed via a unified graphical user interface based on the accessed metadata, wherein the unified graphical user interface displays the plan of operations with a common look and feel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: John POWELL, Patrick DEVINE, Mustafa JAMIL, Daniel HILTGEN, Timothy STACK, Saleem ABDULRASOOL, Moshe ZADKA, Kshitij PADALKAR
  • Publication number: 20150378711
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for a unified visualization of a plan of operations in a datacenter, a selection of a target from a plurality of targets in a datacenter is enabled for scheduling operations on the selected target. Selection of one or more software bundles is enabled, wherein the plan of operations on the selected target are based on the one or more software bundles. A unified visualization of the plan of operations on the selected target is displayed via a unified browser, wherein the unified browser displays the plan of operations with a common look and feel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan CAMERON, John POWELL, Patrick DEVINE, Mustafa JAMIL, Daniel HILTGEN
  • Patent number: 9223767
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for a unified graphical user interface for displaying a plan of operations in a datacenter metadata is accessed from a plurality of disparate software bundles for updating targets in a datacenter. A unified visualization of a plan of operations on the targets is displayed via a unified graphical user interface based on the accessed metadata, wherein the unified graphical user interface displays the plan of operations with a common look and feel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: John Powell, Patrick Devine, Mustafa Jamil, Daniel Hiltgen, Timothy Stack, Saleem Abdulrasool, Moshe Zadka, Kshitij Padalkar
  • Publication number: 20150309829
    Abstract: A main operating system interface engine can be configured to receive instructions from a main operating system of one or more host systems and can manage a virtualized operating system on the one or more host systems, the virtualized operating system appearing distinct from the main operating system to a user of the one or more host systems. A virtualization environment management engine can manage a virtualization environment, the virtualization environment using the virtualized operating system. A virtual machine management engine can manage one or more virtual machine instances in the virtualization environment, each of the one or more virtual machine instances operative to provide virtualized resources of the one or more host systems for a compute access system coupled to the one or more host systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: NETKINE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Hiltgen, Patrick Devine, Erik P. Papp, Mustafa Jamil
  • Patent number: 9158550
    Abstract: An image of system software is installed by loading an executable image of the system software using a boot loader, where the executable image includes a kernel and a plurality of files used by the kernel. The kernel of the system software is executed to generate the image of the system software that includes a copy of the kernel. Generating the image of the system software involves the steps of generating a plurality of pointers that each point to a different one of the files, retrieving the files using the pointers, and storing a copy of the kernel and the files in a storage device from which the system software is to be booted as the image of the system software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kerry Hiltgen, Olivier Alain Cremel, Christopher Patrick Devine
  • Patent number: 8898676
    Abstract: An approach to managing software components in a datacenter having virtualized components includes maintaining a suitable data construct for representing the virtualized elements. In embodiments, virtualized elements include knowledge relating to instantiations of virtual machines. Management of software components includes traversing a data representation of the datacenter, and assessing the compatibility of the software component with components in the datacenter that relate to the target of the software component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kerry Hiltgen, Christopher Patrick Devine
  • Publication number: 20140298317
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to convert a machine to a virtual machine. An example method disclosed herein includes moving, via a processor, an original operating system to create free space on a storage device, installing a hypervisor in the free space on the storage device, generating a virtual machine in the free space on the storage device, and loading the hypervisor and the virtual machine, the virtual machine to execute the original operating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: C. Patrick Devine
  • Publication number: 20130055247
    Abstract: An approach to managing software components in a datacenter having virtualized components includes maintaining a suitable data construct for representing the virtualized elements. In embodiments, virtualized elements include knowledge relating to instantiations of virtual machines. Management of software components includes traversing a data representation of the datacenter, and assessing the compatibility of the software component with components in the datacenter that relate to the target of the software component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Kerry HILTGEN, Christopher Patrick DEVINE
  • Publication number: 20120324212
    Abstract: An image of system software is installed by loading an executable image of the system software using a boot loader, where the executable image includes a kernel and a plurality of files used by the kernel. The kernel of the system software is executed to generate the image of the system software that includes a copy of the kernel. Generating the image of the system software involves the steps of generating a plurality of pointers that each point to a different one of the files, retrieving the files using the pointers, and storing a copy of the kernel and the files in a storage device from which the system software is to be booted as the image of the system software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Kerry HILTGEN, Olivier Alain CREMEL, Christopher Patrick DEVINE