Patents by Inventor Zach Johnston

Zach Johnston 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: 10380551
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for implementing mixed collaboration teams. In some embodiments, a user of a content management system can create a team account within the content management system. The team account can be allocated resources of the content management system that allow team members to collaborate on content items (e.g., files, documents, etc.) managed by the content management system. The team can be allocated licenses to use the resources and the licenses can be allocated to team members. The team can be a mixed team including licensed and unlicensed members. Licensed members can have a higher level of access to the team resources than unlicensed members. The team administrator can manage licenses allocated to team members. The team administrator can have different privileges with respect to licensed and unlicensed team members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Pranav Piyush, Zach Johnston, Pradhdeep Gill, Ian Mendiola, Alexander Shtuchkin, Iolanthe Chronis
  • Patent number: 10331623
    Abstract: The disclosed technology addresses the need in the art for providing workflow controls to shared content items stored on client devices, and enforcing content item check outs or content item locks for shared content items stored and accessed on client devices. The present technology further includes automatically locking a shared content item that is edited on a client device so that other team members cannot modify the content item. Accordingly, the present technology improves upon existing systems that provide workflow controls such as file check-in and checkout functionality by permitting users to access content items directly from the file system of their client device, and by providing automatic checkout and check-in functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Xu, Kevin Grey, Sergei Vorobev, Haichen Liu, Stephen Eisner, Alexandra Harris, Blake Lucchesi, Waqas Sheikh, Royce Ausburn, Panagiotis Athanasiou, Zach Johnston, Narmada Jayasankar, Vinod Valloppillil
  • Publication number: 20190114330
    Abstract: The disclosed technology addresses the need in the art for providing workflow controls to shared content items stored on client devices, and enforcing content item check outs or content item locks for shared content items stored and accessed on client devices. The present technology further includes automatically locking a shared content item that is edited on a client device so that other team members cannot modify the content item. Accordingly, the present technology improves upon existing systems that provide workflow controls such as file check-in and checkout functionality by permitting users to access content items directly from the file system of their client device, and by providing automatic checkout and check-in functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Tony Xu, Kevin Grey, Sergei Vorobev, Haichen Liu, Stephen Eisner, Alexandra Harris, Blake Lucchesi, Waqas Sheikh, Royce Ausburn, Panagiotis Athanasiou, Zach Johnston, Narmada Jayasankar, Vinod Valloppillil
  • Publication number: 20190114287
    Abstract: The disclosed technology addresses the need in the art for providing workflow controls to shared content items stored on client devices, and enforcing content item check outs or content item locks for shared content items stored and accessed on client devices. The present technology further includes automatically locking a shared content item that is edited on a client device so that other team members cannot modify the content item. Accordingly, the present technology improves upon existing systems that provide workflow controls such as file check-in and checkout functionality by permitting users to access content items directly from the file system of their client device, and by providing automatic checkout and check-in functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Tony Xu, Kevin Grey, Sergei Vorobev, Haichen Liu, Stephen Eisner, Alexandra Harris, Blake Lucchesi, Waqas Sheikh, Royce Ausburn, Panagiotis Athanasiou, Zach Johnston, Narmada Jayasankar, Vinod Valloppillil
  • Patent number: 10140467
    Abstract: The disclosed technology addresses the need in the art for providing workflow controls to shared content items stored on client devices, and enforcing content item check outs or content item locks for shared content items stored and accessed on client devices. The present technology further includes automatically locking a shared content item that is edited on a client device so that other team members cannot modify the content item. Accordingly, the present technology improves upon existing systems that provide workflow controls such as file check-in and checkout functionality by permitting users to access content items directly from the file system of their client device, and by providing automatic checkout and check-in functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Tony Xu, Kevin Grey, Sergei Vorobev, Haichen Liu, Stephen Eisner, Alexandra Harris, Blake Lucchesi, Waqas Sheikh, Royce Ausburn, Panagiotis Athanasiou, Zach Johnston, Narmada Jayasankar, Vinod Valloppillil
  • Publication number: 20180189246
    Abstract: A computer implemented methods to allow a user to copy content from a rendered document into a target document using a linking command. The target document can be a new document or an existing document, that is not rendered. The copied content can include a link to the document from which the content was copied from. The linking command can be a refer command or a send to file command. A refer command allows a user to copy and paste the content from a rendered document into a target document with text associated with the refer command remaining in the rendered document. A send to file command allows a user to copy and paste the content from a rendered document into a target document with no trace left in the rendered document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Ran TENE, Zach JOHNSTON
  • Publication number: 20180089155
    Abstract: The present technology pertains to displaying a version of a content item and an indication of differences between that version and another version of the content item. For example, a content management system can iterate through portions of a first version of a content item and attempt to match those portions with portions of a second version of the content item. The content management system can analyze these matches to determine differences between the respective portions and to classify and categorize the differences (e.g., do they represent a significant change or do they change the meaning of the content item). A client device can then represent a clean version of the content item in a first application and the differences and characteristics in a second application in coordination with the first application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Amir Baron, Zach Johnston, Anat Danziger, Mark Kaplan, Omer Tamir, Julia Pfeiffenberger, Meir Morgenstern, Adam Fyne
  • Publication number: 20170193447
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for implementing discoverable collaboration teams. In some embodiments, a user of a content management system can create a team account within the content management system. The team account can be associated with a domain of the user (now administrator) of the team account. The domain can be an email domain, company name, or some other identifier or characteristic of the user that might be shared with other users. The administrator can specify discoverability settings for the team that allow other content management system users associated with the domain to automatically discover and/or join the team account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Pranav Piyush, Zach Johnston, Alexander Shtuchkin, Iolanthe Chronis
  • Publication number: 20170193448
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for implementing mixed collaboration teams. In some embodiments, a user of a content management system can create a team account within the content management system. The team account can be allocated resources of the content management system that allow team members to collaborate on content items (e.g., files, documents, etc.) managed by the content management system. The team can be allocated licenses to use the resources and the licenses can be allocated to team members. The team can be a mixed team including licensed and unlicensed members. Licensed members can have a higher level of access to the team resources than unlicensed members. The team administrator can manage licenses allocated to team members. The team administrator can have different privileges with respect to licensed and unlicensed team members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Pranav Piyush, Zach Johnston, Prabhdeep Gill, Ian Mendiola, Alexander Shtuchkin, Iolanthe Chronis