Patents by Inventor Paul McMillan

Paul McMillan 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: 11194635
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method provides a first orchestration service instance for managing a set of containers operating on a controller node where the controller node controls a set of physical nodes. The method also provides a set of second orchestration service instances for managing a set of first services operating in the set of containers where a second orchestration service instance in a container manages a respective first service in the container. The set of physical nodes include a set of third orchestration service instances for managing a set of second services operating on the set of physical nodes. The first orchestration instance, the set of second orchestration service instances, and the set of third orchestration service instances communicate through a shared communication service that maintains a global state of the controller node, the set of containers, and the set of physical nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Devin Carlen, Joe Heck, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Gius, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan
  • Publication number: 20210116051
    Abstract: A pipe tensioner for laying or recovering a subsea pipeline comprising at least two opposing continuous tracks able to hold the subsea pipeline, each track having a plurality of pads mounted on the continuous track for contacting the subsea pipeline, characterised in that at least one pad is a load pad comprising one or more load sensors for measuring loading on the load pad during handling of the subsea pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew HARROP, Ludovic LACAN, Martin PIERRE, Paul MCMILLAN
  • Publication number: 20200218811
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with secure firmware update in a bare metal cloud environment are described. In one embodiment, a trusted device for causing a component of a computing device to accept a firmware update is presented. The device includes a management interface configured to receive a command that authorizes a firmware update to the component. The device further includes a recovery device logic that is configured to generate a signal configured to cause the component to enter a recovery mode. The recovery mode configures the component to accept the firmware update. The device also includes an interface of the device that is configured to pass the signal to the component to cause the component to enter the recovery mode and accept the firmware update.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jaime Ismael RANGEL-MARTINEZ, Paul MCMILLAN, Matthew L. KING
  • Patent number: 10613914
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method provides a first orchestration service instance for managing a set of containers operating on a controller node where the controller node controls a set of physical nodes. The method also provides a set of second orchestration service instances for managing a set of first services operating in the set of containers where a second orchestration service instance in a container manages a respective first service in the container. The set of physical nodes include a set of third orchestration service instances for managing a set of second services operating on the set of physical nodes. The first orchestration instance, the set of second orchestration service instances, and the set of third orchestration service instances communicate through a shared communication service that maintains a global state of the controller node, the set of containers, and the set of physical nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Devin Carlen, Joe Heck, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Gius, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan
  • Publication number: 20200097339
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method provides a first orchestration service instance for managing a set of containers operating on a controller node where the controller node controls a set of physical nodes. The method also provides a set of second orchestration service instances for managing a set of first services operating in the set of containers where a second orchestration service instance in a container manages a respective first service in the container. The set of physical nodes include a set of third orchestration service instances for managing a set of second services operating on the set of physical nodes. The first orchestration instance, the set of second orchestration service instances, and the set of third orchestration service instances communicate through a shared communication service that maintains a global state of the controller node, the set of containers, and the set of physical nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Devin Carlen, Joe Heck, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Gius, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan
  • Patent number: 10095559
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software command from a software element in a main computer at a management computer via an application programming interface (API) included in the management computer. The management computer manages the main computer, and the main computer controls services for a distributed computing system. The management computer then determines a hardware device associated with the software command where the management computer includes a communication pathway to the hardware device. The management computer translates the software command to a hardware command that the hardware device can process where the hardware device cannot process the software command. Then, the management computer sends the hardware command to the hardware device via the communication pathway where the management computer provides the API to allow the software element to communicate with the hardware element without the software element having to translate the software command to the hardware command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: OC Acquisition LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Joe Heck, Paul McMillan
  • Patent number: 9804901
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software upgrade package for a management computer and main computer. The management computer upgrades software of the management computer using the software upgrade package where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the management computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon upgrade of the management computer, the management computer initiates an upgrade of the main computer. The main computer withdraws use of the services, and upon the withdrawing, the management computer reboots the main computer. Then, the main computer upgrades software of the main computer using the software upgrade package upon rebooting where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the main computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon the upgrading, the main computer restores the use of the services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: OC Acquisition LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Matthew Garrett, Bryan Payne, Joe Heck, Devin Carlen, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Gius, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan, Yona Benjamin Mankin
  • Publication number: 20170052830
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software command from a software element in a main computer at a management computer via an application programming interface (API) included in the management computer. The management computer manages the main computer, and the main computer controls services for a distributed computing system. The management computer then determines a hardware device associated with the software command where the management computer includes a communication pathway to the hardware device. The management computer translates the software command to a hardware command that the hardware device can process where the hardware device cannot process the software command. Then, the management computer sends the hardware command to the hardware device via the communication pathway where the management computer provides the API to allow the software element to communicate with the hardware element without the software element having to translate the software command to the hardware command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Joe Heck, Paul McMillan
  • Patent number: 9507579
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software command from a software element in a main computer at a management computer via an application programming interface (API) included in the management computer. The management computer manages the main computer, and the main computer controls services for a distributed computing system. The management computer then determines a hardware device associated with the software command where the management computer includes a communication pathway to the hardware device. The management computer translates the software command to a hardware command that the hardware device can process where the hardware device cannot process the software command. Then, the management computer sends the hardware command to the hardware device via the communication pathway where the management computer provides the API to allow the software element to communicate with the hardware element without the software element having to translate the software command to the hardware command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Joe Heck, Paul McMillan
  • Publication number: 20160019053
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software upgrade package for a management computer and main computer. The management computer upgrades software of the management computer using the software upgrade package where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the management computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon upgrade of the management computer, the management computer initiates an upgrade of the main computer. The main computer withdraws use of the services, and upon the withdrawing, the management computer reboots the main computer. Then, the main computer upgrades software of the main computer using the software upgrade package upon rebooting where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the main computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon the upgrading, the main computer restores the use of the services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: OC ACQUISITION LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Matthew Garrett, Bryan Payne, Joe Heck, Devin Carlen, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Gius, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan, Yona Benjamin Mankin
  • Patent number: 9148465
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software upgrade package for a management computer and main computer. The management computer upgrades software of the management computer using the software upgrade package where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the management computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon upgrade of the management computer, the management computer initiates an upgrade of the main computer. The main computer withdraws use of the services, and upon the withdrawing, the management computer reboots the main computer. Then, the main computer upgrades software of the main computer using the software upgrade package upon rebooting where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the main computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon the upgrading, the main computer restores the use of the services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Matthew Garrett, Bryan Payne, Joe Heck, Devin Carlen, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Gius, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan, Yona Benjamin Mankin
  • Publication number: 20140304398
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method provides a first orchestration service instance for managing a set of containers operating on a controller node where the controller node controls a set of physical nodes. The method also provides a set of second orchestration service instances for managing a set of first services operating in the set of containers where a second orchestration service instance in a container manages a respective first service in the container. The set of physical nodes include a set of third orchestration service instances for managing a set of second services operating on the set of physical nodes. The first orchestration instance, the set of second orchestration service instances, and the set of third orchestration service instances communicate through a shared communication service that maintains a global state of the controller node, the set of containers, and the set of physical nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: NEBULA, INC.
    Inventors: Devin Carlen, Joe Heck, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Guis, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan
  • Publication number: 20140304695
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software upgrade package for a management computer and main computer. The management computer upgrades software of the management computer using the software upgrade package where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the management computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon upgrade of the management computer, the management computer initiates an upgrade of the main computer. The main computer withdraws use of the services, and upon the withdrawing, the management computer reboots the main computer. Then, the main computer upgrades software of the main computer using the software upgrade package upon rebooting where the upgrading replaces an image of the software of the main computer with an image from the software upgrade package. Upon the upgrading, the main computer restores the use of the services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Nebula, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Matthew Garrett, Bryan Payne, Joe Heck, Devin Carlen, Mike Szilagyi, Mark Guis, Ken Caruso, Paul McMillan, Yona Benjamin Mankin
  • Publication number: 20140304718
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method receives a software command from a software element in a main computer at a management computer via an application programming interface (API) included in the management computer. The management computer manages the main computer, and the main computer controls services for a distributed computing system. The management computer then determines a hardware device associated with the software command where the management computer includes a communication pathway to the hardware device. The management computer translates the software command to a hardware command that the hardware device can process where the hardware device cannot process the software command. Then, the management computer sends the hardware command to the hardware device via the communication pathway where the management computer provides the API to allow the software element to communicate with the hardware element without the software element having to translate the software command to the hardware command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Nebula, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Gambardella, Joe Heck, Paul McMillan