Patents by Inventor William C. Galloway

William C. Galloway 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: 9535632
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with data stored on the associated storage media of the data banks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: PIVOT3, INC.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, Greg J. Pellegrino, Choon-Seng Tan
  • Patent number: 9465560
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with a volume stored on the associated storage media of the data banks. Migration of this volume, or a portion thereof, from one configuration to another configuration may be accomplished such that the volume, or the portion thereof, and corresponding redundancy data may be stored according to this second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: PIVOT3, INC.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, Greg J. Pellegrino, Choon-Seng Tan, George J. Scholhamer, III
  • Publication number: 20160048356
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with data stored on the associated storage media of the data banks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, Greg J. Pellegrino, Choon-Seng Tan
  • Patent number: 9146695
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with data stored on the associated storage media of the data banks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: PIVOT3, INC.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, Greg J. Pellegrino, Choon-Seng Tan
  • Patent number: 9086821
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed which allow various applications which may utilize a RAID system (or other types of applications) to be executed on the same set of computing devices which implement that RAID system. More particularly, in certain embodiments a virtualization layer may be executed on a data bank. A set of desired application programs may be executed using this virtualization layer, where the context for each instance of the applications executing on the virtualization layer may be stored in a volume kept utilizing the RAID system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: PIVOT3, INC.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison
  • Publication number: 20140143490
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with data stored on the associated storage media of the data banks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Pivot3, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, Greg J. Pellegrino, Choon-Seng Tan
  • Patent number: 8621147
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with data stored on the associated storage media of the data banks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Pivot3, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, Greg J. Pellegrino, Choon-Seng Tan
  • Patent number: 8527699
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. Each data bank may have a high speed memory where a write cache is stored. In certain embodiments, a virtualization layer may be executed on a data bank and the distributed RAID application may execute on the virtualization layer. The distributed RAID application may control access to the high speed memory on which the write cache is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Pivot3, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Choon-Seng Tan, Benjamin Wayne Goodwyn, Matthew E. Curley
  • Patent number: 8417888
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed which allow various applications which may utilize a RAID system (or other types of applications) to be executed on the same set of computing devices which implement that RAID system. More particularly, in certain embodiments a virtualization layer may be executed on a data bank. A set of desired application programs may be executed using this virtualization layer, where the context for each instance of the applications, executing on the virtualization layer may be stored in a volume kept utilizing the RAID system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Pivot3, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison
  • Patent number: 8386709
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods of protecting RAID systems from multiple failures and such protected RAID systems are disclosed. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with data stored on the associated storage media of the data banks. Furthermore, one or more levels of RAID may be implemented within one or more of the data banks comprising the distributed RAID system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Pivot3, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, Greg J. Pellegrino, Choon-Seng Tan
  • Publication number: 20120297136
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with data stored on the associated storage media of the data banks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Pivot3, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, Greg J. Pellegrino, Choon-Seng Tan
  • Publication number: 20120297137
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with a volume stored on the associated storage media of the data banks. Migration of this volume, or a portion thereof, from one configuration to another configuration may be accomplished such that the volume, or the portion thereof, and corresponding redundancy data may be stored according to this second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Pivot3, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, Greg J. Pellegrino, Choon-Seng Tan, George J. Scholhamer, III
  • Patent number: 8316181
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for a storage system are disclosed. More particularly, in certain embodiments desired locations of storage devices may be zeroed out during operation of the storage system and areas that have been zeroed out allocated to store data when commands pertaining to that data are received. Specifically, in one embodiment a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks may be provided where each data bank in the set of data banks may execute a background process which zeroes areas of the storage devices of the data bank. When a command pertaining to a logical location is received a zeroed area of the physical storage devices on the data bank may be allocated to store data associated with that logical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Pivot3, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, Greg J. Pellegrino, Choon-Seng Tan, George J. Scholhamer, III
  • Patent number: 8316180
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with a volume stored on the associated storage media of the data banks. Migration of volumes, or portions thereof, from one configuration to another configuration may be accomplished according to a priority associated with the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: PIVOT3, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, George J. Scholhamer, III
  • Publication number: 20120271997
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. Each data bank may have a high speed memory where a write cache is stored. In certain embodiments, a virtualization layer may be executed on a data bank and the distributed RAID application may execute on the virtualization layer. The distributed RAID application may control access to the high speed memory on which the write cache is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Pivot3
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Choon-Seng Tan, Benjamin Wayne Goodwyn, Matthew E. Curley
  • Publication number: 20120271998
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. Each data bank may have a high speed memory where a write cache is stored. In certain embodiments, a virtualization layer may be executed on a data bank and the distributed RAID application may execute on the virtualization layer. The distributed RAID application may control access to the high speed memory on which the write cache is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Pivot3
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Choon-Seng Tan, Benjamin Wayne Goodwyn, Matthew E. Curley
  • Patent number: 8271727
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for routing commands to a distributed RAID system are disclosed. Specifically, embodiments may route a command to an appropriate data bank in a distributed RAID system, where each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with data stored on the associated storage media of the data banks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Pivot3, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, Michael E. McGowen
  • Patent number: 8261017
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with data stored on the associated storage media of the data banks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Pivot3, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, Greg J. Pellegrino, Choon-Seng Tan
  • Patent number: 8255625
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for a storage system are disclosed. More particularly, in certain embodiments locations of storage devices may be allocated to store data when commands pertaining to that data are received. Specifically, in one embodiment a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks may be provided where the different performance characteristics associated with different areas of disks in the data bank may be taken into account when allocating physical segments to corresponding logical segments of a volume by allocating certain physical segments to a particular logical segment based upon a location of the physical segment or criteria associated with the logical segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Pivot3, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, George J. Scholhamer, III
  • Patent number: 8239624
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed provide a distributed RAID system comprising a set of data banks. More particularly, in certain embodiments of a distributed RAID system each data bank has a set of associated storage media and executes a similar distributed RAID application. The distributed RAID applications on each of the data banks coordinate among themselves to distribute and control data flow associated with implementing a level of RAID in conjunction with a volume stored on the associated storage media of the data banks. Migration of this volume, or a portion thereof, from one configuration to another configuration may be accomplished such that the volume, or the portion thereof, and corresponding redundancy data may be stored according to this second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Pivot3, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Galloway, Ryan A. Callison, Greg J. Pellegrino, Choon-Seng Tan, George J. Scholhamer, III