Patents Represented by Attorney Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
  • Patent number: 8260811
    Abstract: Each time the file access request is received, it is discriminated whether there is an ACL which corresponds with the file system of the type following the switching in the file designated by the file access request. In cases where the judgment result is that there is no such ACL, an ACL which corresponds with the file system of the type following the switching is generated on the basis of an ACL which corresponds with the file system of the type prior to the switching which is associated with the designated file, and the ACL thus generated is used to control access in accordance with the received file access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Urano, Takaki Nakamura, Hitoshi Kamei, Masakuni Agetsuma, Yasuo Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 8255743
    Abstract: Techniques are generally described for addressing computation errors via coordinated computation on two computing platforms are disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more cuts may be taken of a computation to observe variables, and the observations may be analyzed to detect errors. Corrections may be created for the detected errors. The disclosed techniques may be employed in power and/or energy minimization/reduction, and debugging, among other goals. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Miodrag Potkonjak
  • Patent number: 8255805
    Abstract: A Java applet program loaded initially from a remote server is configured to receive additional user annotations for data displayed in an already opened applet window located at the user's client system. To increase the usefulness and flexibility of such program, the user is permitted to preserve/capture, during an interactive session, the modified applet window containing any such input or modifications to the applet window data. Because the updated applet window data cannot be written to the user's client system, however, (due to security restrictions), the present invention instead causes such modified window data to be converted to a standard compressed graphics file format (such as GIF for an image file for example), and then uploaded to the remote server. From there the applet can then open another applet window within a browser program pointing to the location of such file on the remote server. At that point, the user can then perform any desired operation on the file (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Maquis Techtrix LLC
    Inventor: Jody Francis Powlette
  • Patent number: 8255666
    Abstract: This invention provides a storage system to store data used by computers. A storage system coupled to a computer and a management apparatus, includes storage devices accessed by the computer and a control unit that controls the storage devices, in which the control unit performs the following operations: setting, in the storage devices, a first virtual device including a first logical device; setting a second virtual device which including a second logical device, which is a virtual volume accessed by the computer; allocating an address of the first logical device to the second logical device; and changing the allocation to change storage areas of the virtual volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Eguchi
  • Patent number: 8254758
    Abstract: A video signal input-output circuit and a recording-reproduction apparatus in which a digitally compressed video signal input in packet form can be recorded and reproduced efficiently and in stable fashion. In this apparatus, a clock reference is detected from a packet signal containing the clock reference and a digitally compressed video signal, a time stamp for a packet is generated using a clock signal in phase with the clock reference and added to the particular packet, and the packet signals with the time stamp added thereto are recorded closely to each other in a data storage element such as a magnetic recording medium. At playback, the packet interval is output by being restored to the original length on the basis of the time stamp added to the packet in store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroo Okamoto, Kyoichi Hosokawa, Hitoaki Owashi, Hiroaki Tachibana, Takaharu Noguchi
  • Patent number: 8255574
    Abstract: Provided embodiments include a device, a system, an article of manufacture, and a method. A system is provided. The system includes a transmit module, an interface module, and a control module. The transmit module receives first data for transmitting the first data over a network. The interface module interfaces the transmit module to the network. The interface module has a network address that identifies the interface module on the network. The control module receives a control signal to transmit the first data over the network. The control module outputs the network address to the transmit module when the control signal is received. The transmit module transmits the first data that includes the network address over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Velayutham Kadal Amutham
  • Patent number: 8255413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an advanced search engine. The advanced search engine may include a client component for monitoring an end-user's browsing activity, a remote server (may comprise one or more computers) for storing and processing data received from the client component, and a module that process web pages and serves search results to end-users. The advanced search engine may collect web pages for keywords of proven interest, fetch web pages requested by end-users, generate snippets or abstracts of the web pages, eliminate duplicate web pages, rank the importance of the web pages, and provide relevant web pages or links to web pages in response to an end-user search request for information regarding one or more keywords, for example. Particular aspects of the present invention are described in the claims, specification and drawings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Carhamm Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Dominic Bennett, Remigiusz K. Paczkowski
  • Patent number: 8255647
    Abstract: A computer system includes a first volume that is read and written from a first computer and in which write data is written, a second volume that stores journal data in the first volume with the journal data delimited at each predetermined point, a third volume as a virtual volume, a virtual-volume creating unit that creates, when a backup instruction for the first volume at a predetermined point is received, the third volume from which a second computer can read the journal data and in which the second computer can write the journal data, a mapping unit that maps the journal data to the third volume, and a backup unit that transfers the write data to a storage device via the second computer or transfers, through the third volume to which the journal data is mapped by the mapping unit, the journal data to the storage device via the second computer and backs up the write data and the journal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ai Satoyama, Yoshiaki Eguchi
  • Patent number: 8255624
    Abstract: A storage apparatus and its control method capable of shortening data save time at the time of power shutdown are suggested. The storage apparatus includes a processor for controlling reading/writing user data from/to a disk device(s), and a cache memory for storing user data sent and received between a channel adapter and a the disk adapter and control data used by the processor, wherein the control data is sorted into and stored in the nonvolatile memory or the volatile memory according to its update frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Fujii, Tsukasa Nishimura, Sumihiro Miura, Hiraki Mikami
  • Patent number: 8253107
    Abstract: A neutron image detection method is disclosed, which collects a fluorescent light generated by a neutron incident at a designated position interval in one-dimensional geometry and determines an incident position of the neutron by detecting the collected fluorescent light, in which the fluorescent light is detected by a photon counting method; a pulse signal generated by an individual output photon is extracted on the basis of a clock signal generated with the same time interval as the time width of the pulse signal generated by a single photon; a count-value distribution is obtained in terms of incident position as variable determined by a single neutron incident by counting the pulse signal output; and a neutron incident position is determined by calculating a median point on the basis of the obtained count-value distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignees: Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Hoshin Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Nakamura, Masaki Katagiri, Masumi Ebine, Atsushi Birumachi, Yutaka Yoribayashi
  • Patent number: 8252257
    Abstract: This invention provides a method involving the use of a non-ammonia-based deNOx catalyst for reducing the amount of NOx in exhaust combustion gas discharged from a boiler and an internal-combustion engine, wherein NOx and CO contained in exhaust gas are allowed to selectively react to reduce and remove NOx. This method involves the use of a catalyst comprising a cerium-zirconium composite oxide with Au supported thereon or a catalyst comprising a cerium-oxide-containing porous carrier with zirconium and Au supported thereon. Use of such catalyst enables purification of NOx and CO in exhaust gas and also enables generation of hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Babcock-Hitachi K.K.
    Inventors: Hidehiro Iizuka, Noriko Yoshida, Yoshinori Nagai
  • Patent number: 8255898
    Abstract: Provided is a computer system including a first server and a storage system. In the first server, a first virtual server and a second virtual server are operated. Upon reception of a request to boot the first virtual server, the second virtual server judges whether system software of the first virtual server, which is requested to be booted, matches system software of the first server in which the first virtual server is operated. In the case where the system software of the first virtual server and the system software of the first server do not match, the second virtual server updates the system software of the first virtual server before booting the first virtual server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakano, Masakuni Agetsuma
  • Patent number: 8249217
    Abstract: There is provided an inverter device that can detect short-circuit of a switching element of an inverter circuit even under a load condition that a PWM driving signal is very small. The inverter device is provided with means for independently supplying a short-circuit detecting PWM driving signal to respective switching elements S1 to S4 at different timings before the inverter circuit 21 supplies a PWM driving signal for supplying power to a high voltage generating device 31, successively turning on the respective switching elements S1 to S4 with the short-circuit detecting PWM driving signal, detecting on-voltages of the switching elements S1 to S4 which are connected to the turned-on switching elements S1 to S4 in series, and detecting overcurrent or short-circuit states of the switching elements S1 to S4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Iijima, Takuya Domoto, Takayuki Masaki
  • Patent number: 8250284
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to properly estimate a storage capacity or the performance of a storage device to be prepared in a remote site. In an information system 1, a first storage device 100 stores data of a first host computer 200 in a first virtual volume provided by thin provisioning using a first volume as a resource, and a second storage device 100 stores data of a second host computer 200 in a second virtual volume provided by thin provisioning using a second volume as a resource. An information apparatus (management device 400) in the information system 1 acquires the history of data writing in the new data area of the first volume on the basis of the base volume and the differential volume, then generates a transition of an allocation capacity of a storage area of the first volume on the basis of the acquired history of data writing in a new data area of the first volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koh Nakamichi, Yuichi Taguchi
  • Patent number: 8247071
    Abstract: An insulating coating composition that improves lubricity without reduction of the varnish adhesion strength and an insulated wire using the insulating coating composition, and a coil using the insulated wire are provided. An insulating coating composition comprises a polyamide-imide resin, which is obtained through a synthetic reaction of isocyanate component with acid component, and a lubricant component, wherein the terminal isocyanate group of the polyamide-imide resin is capped with a blocking agent of higher alcohol having a carbon number of eight or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Magnet Wire Corp.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yuji Takano
  • Patent number: 8247725
    Abstract: A vacuum switchgear has a vacuum valve including a movable conductor connected to an insulating rod, and a fixed conductor connected to a bus bar or to a load cable, a vacuum chamber encasing the vacuum valve, an insulating envelope covering the vacuum chamber, the outer surface thereof being covered with an electro-conductive layer thereby to earth the envelope, and an insulating lid gas-tightly fitted to the insulating envelope. The lid has an insulating bushing through which an insulating rod penetrates, the insulating rod being connected to an operating mechanism, wherein the insulating rod except a portion exposed from the bushing is gas-tightly confined in insulating gas atmosphere formed between the insulating envelope and the insulating lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ayumu Morita, Takashi Sato, Tomoaki Utsumi, Makoto Yano, Kenji Tsuchiya, Masato Kobayashi, Shuichi Kikukawa, Junichi Katagiri
  • Patent number: 8250317
    Abstract: A storage system capable of managing information in accordance with system configuration changes is provided. When sub-storage systems 20A, 20B are connected to each other, a storage system 100 is managed in such a manner that the sub-storage systems 20A and 20B are connected to each other via a connection cable 44 to constitute modules 20A and 20B respectively, pieces of coupling control information of the respective modules 20A, 20B are coupled together, and the modules 20A, 20B are recognized as a single access target for data input/output requests from a host 51A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ai Satoyama, Manabu Kitamura
  • Patent number: 8248782
    Abstract: A storage apparatus S comprises a disk controller 1 for controlling data I/O processing between a host H and a disk unit 2. The disk controller 1 includes a plurality of circuit board modules each having a circuit board 210 and a module case 200 storing the same, and a chassis 100 shaped like a hollow cylinder having a front side opening and a rear side opening and configured to store the circuit board modules from the front and rear side openings. A CM module 20 is configured to introduce cooling air from a cooling fan 10F through an opening provided on at least one side surface toward a circuit component mounted on the circuit board 210. A MP module 30 is configured to introduce cooling air by a cooling fan 10R through an opening provide on a front surface of the module case 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeaki Tanaka, Kentaro Abe
  • Patent number: 8249940
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable a server system to identify a workload capability factor for a distributed device and use the workload capability factor to determine an incentive for the distributed device. In one embodiment, a distributed processing system includes a server configured to be coupled to one or more distributed devices. The server may include a workload database configured to store at least one workload project, a capability database configured to store one or more workload capability factors associated with one or more distributed devices, and a control system configured to use the one or more workload capability factors from the capability database to perform at least one workload project from the workload database. The least one workload capability factor may also be used to determine an incentive for the one or more distributed devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Niration Network Group, LLC
    Inventor: Edward A. Hubbard
  • Patent number: RE43600
    Abstract: In a data processing system in which main and sub disk storage devices are under the control of individual each disk control devices, the write processing time is reduced by selectively sending data according to the command-chaining time between main and sub disk control devices. A section for judging cable length and function of the sub disk control device 36 estimates command-chaining time between a pair of main and sub disk storage devices. The channel command analyzing section 31 estimates the number of records to be transferred and the length of a record using a LOCATE RECORD command. The command judgment section for the sub disk control device 32 optimizes the command-chain to be issued to the sub disk control device using the above-mentioned information. Then, the section for issuing command to the sub disk control device 35 issues the optimized command chain. Thus, a shorter transmission time is realized by either sending individual records or an entire track of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Ozawa, Kazuhide Sano, Takeshi Koide, Katsunori Nakamura