Patents Represented by Attorney Muirhead and Saturnelli, LLC
  • Patent number: 8321921
    Abstract: An extensible servicing hosting platform is provided that supports the design, build and concurrent deployment of multiple web accessible services on a services hosting platform. The services hosting platform comprises a services hosting framework capable of hosting multiple service applications, each of which may be shared by multiple tenants that each customize their use of a particular application service by extending the application service to exploit run time platform services within a service execution pipeline. The services hosting framework may easily be leveraged by applications to decrease the time associated with developing, deploying and maintaining high quality services in a cost effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Zahid N. Ahmed, George L. Wrenn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8321487
    Abstract: Locating a file object in a storage system includes determining at least one characteristic of the file object, obtaining a subset of nodes in the storage system by applying the at least one characteristic to criteria for storing file objects at particular ones of the nodes in the storage system, and examining the subset of nodes to determine if any contain the file object. A metadata location server may be used to obtain the subset of nodes. The criteria may include at least one policy relating to placement of objects corresponding to files at the time the files are created. The policies may relate to owners of the files. The characteristic information may include the owner of a target file corresponding to the file object, the date that the target file was created, a business organization associated with the target file, and/or the size of the target file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Ritesh Shukla, Rossen Dimitrov
  • Patent number: 8319606
    Abstract: A validation module provides for the upgrading of a physical access control system (PACS) to full HSPD-12 compliance without requiring modification or replacement of the existing PACS. The validation module may contain all of the validation functionality required by federal specifications and technical requirements. The validation module may be installed between an existing PACS panel and a supported card/biometric reader. Readers may be selected based on assurance level requirements, e.g., contactless or contact readers for low and medium assurance level areas and full biometric readers for high assurance areas. The validation module may validate a card according to the assurance level setting, extract ID information from data on the card and then pass the ID information to the PACS panel for an access decision. Cardholder data captured by one validation module may be distributed to other validation modules of the PACS using a management station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: CoreStreet, Ltd.
    Inventor: John J. McGeachie
  • Patent number: 8321854
    Abstract: Described are techniques for obtaining grammar updates. A grammar service receives a notification regarding a grammar update applied to a target. The grammar update is an update to a command syntax used by said target. The grammar service sends an update request to said target to obtain said grammar update. The target sends to the grammar service an update response including said grammar update. Also described are techniques for processing a command line. One of a plurality of rule sets is selected. The command line is parsed at said client using said selected rule set. If parsing did not result in a syntax error, a command request is sent from said client to said target. In response, the client receives a command response including information regarding a version of syntax rules currently used on said target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporations
    Inventors: Artem Zarafyants, Sergey Alexeev
  • Patent number: 8316161
    Abstract: Described are techniques for indicating a state associated with a device. A request is received over a path for information about a device. A response to the request is sent. The response indicates a state regarding the device on the path. The response has a response status of good and a payload of a varying size. The payload is truncated at a location prior to that at which a device identifier for the device is expected. In accordance with the response, a state regarding the device on the path is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Cesareo Contreras, Helen S. Raizen, Michael E. Bappe, Ian Wigmore, Arich Don, Xunce Zhou
  • Patent number: 8307563
    Abstract: Device and method for precisely aligning at least one wire in a plane projecting from a surface on which an end of the wire is anchored. The wire in taut position is held by a fastener rigidly connected to an inclinometer capable of measuring an inclination of the wire. The inclinometer is connected to a mobile member of a structure by a joint having elements articulated with respect to each other in order to allow a relative angular displacement of the elements. The mobile member is movable with respect to the surface in order to allow a positioning of the wire in the plane according to the inclination of the wire measured by the inclinometer free to turn freely according to an axis of the wire. The device is adaptable for aligning two wires forming a precise reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Hydro-Quebec
    Inventors: Serge Sarraillon, Guillaume Boivin
  • Patent number: 8306228
    Abstract: An anonymous secure messaging method and system for securely exchanging information between a host computer system and a functionally connected cryptographic module. The invention comprises a Host Security Manager application in processing communications with a security executive program installed inside the cryptographic module. An SSL-like communications pathway is established between the host computer system and the cryptographic module. The initial session keys are generated by the host and securely exchanged using a PKI key pair associated with the cryptographic module. The secure communications pathway allows presentation of critical security parameter (CSP) without clear text disclosure of the CSP and further allows use of the generated session keys as temporary substitutes of the CSP for the session in which the session keys were created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Activcard Ireland, Limited
    Inventors: Eric Le Saint, Wu Wen
  • Patent number: 8307362
    Abstract: In a virtualized environment, provisioned virtual machines may be migrated between different servers as needed and, accordingly, may be clustered according to particular configurations and requirements. The system described herein provides techniques for controlling the provisioning of users' virtual machines among clusters based on determined requirements obtained from users' service level agreements (SLAs) and in accordance with an optimized allocation of resources to service the processes corresponding to the virtual machines. The provisioning of virtual machines according to the system described herein may be dynamically controlled and allow for over-provisioning of virtual machines to a cluster beyond that which would normally be supported at the cluster absent the provisioning control techniques provided by the system described herein. The over-provisioning may be controllable according to specific requirements identified in each user's SLA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Changbin Gong, Yu Teng, Song Liu, Rulian Fiske
  • Patent number: 8307271
    Abstract: Detecting data errors in connection with a data transfer process includes performing an XOR operation on a plurality of data blocks to obtain a data block XOR result. An XOR operation may be performed on a plurality of cyclic redundancy check (CRC) codes associated with the plurality of data blocks to obtain a CRC XOR result. The data block XOR result and the CRC XOR result may be used to determine whether an error exists in the plurality of data blocks. The system may be used in connection with local IO transfers and in connection with local CPU XOR operations for a RAID system in which data may be mirrored, striped or otherwise distributed across multiple storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Zhi-Gang Liu, Steven McClure, Alesia Tringale
  • Patent number: 8302171
    Abstract: This invention provides a privilege delegation mechanism, which allows a privilege and associated control attributes to be delegated from a security token to another security token or an intelligent device such as a computer system. The privilege may be in the form of an attribute certificate, a key component of a cryptographic key, a complete cryptographic key, digital certificate, digital right, license or loyalty credits. The purpose of the delegation is to allow another security token or computer system to act as a surrogate for the security token or to access a resource which requires components from both units before access is permitted. Attributes associated with the delegated privilege control the scope and use of the privilege. The delegation may allow the surrogate to perform authentications, access data or resources included on another security token or computer system. Authentications are performed prior to transferring of the delegable privileges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Activcard
    Inventor: Eric F. Le Saint
  • Patent number: 8302201
    Abstract: Described are techniques for processing a data storage configuration request for an application. The data storage configuration request is received from a requester. A first user level of a plurality of user levels at which the data storage configuration request is made by the requester is determined. Each user level is associated with a different level of abstraction with respect to processing performed in the data storage system for implementing the data storage configuration request. The data storage configuration request is serviced. Servicing the request includes determining whether to perform the data storage configuration request in accordance with security criteria defining, for each of the plurality of user levels, permitted operations that may be performed for different requesters in connection with the data storage configuration request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Uday K. Gupta, Andreas L. Bauer, Stephen J. Todd, Mark A. Parenti
  • Patent number: 8301602
    Abstract: Described are techniques for correcting at least some inconsistencies in a file system accessed by at least one client, while maintaining the file system online. A file system checking utility is executed on the file system to detect and create corrections for inconsistencies in the file system. The file system is updated to include at least some corrections. Also described is a computer system comprising a file system accessed by a client. A file system checking utility is executed on the file system to detect at least some inconsistencies in the file system, and to create a corrected version of the file system that includes corrections to correct for at least some of the detected inconsistencies. A report is created. The file system is not updated with the corrected version unless the proposed corrections are approved. The file system checking utility may be periodically scheduled for execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaoye Jiang, Ajay Potnis, Mrinalini Chavan, Sairam Iyer, John Hayden
  • Patent number: 8301851
    Abstract: Scheduling jobs for a plurality of devices includes assigning a run count value to each of the devices, scheduling a number of consecutive jobs up to the run count value, and decrementing the run count value according to the number of consecutive jobs scheduled. The run count value for a particular one of the devices may vary according to a total load of the particular one of the devices. The total load of the particular device may vary according to a number of pending jobs for the particular device and a total number of jobs for all devices coupled to a controller for the devices. The devices may be disk drive devices. Only one read job may be scheduled for a device irrespective of the run count value for the device and devices having pending read jobs may be given precedence over other devices. Multiple read jobs may be scheduled for a device according to the run count value and devices having pending read jobs may be given precedence over other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Rong Yu, Peng Yin, Stephen R. Ives, Adi Ofer, Gilad Sade, Barak Bejerano
  • Patent number: 8301812
    Abstract: Described are techniques for verifying host path detection. First information from a first data storage system is received indicating a first set of one or more hosts and, for each host in the first set, which one or more devices of a first device set of the first data storage system are accessible to said each host in the first set over one or more associated paths to the first data storage system. Second information and the first information are received at a second data storage system. First processing is performed at the second data system to determine whether each host included in the first information has successfully completed path detection with respect to a second device set for the second data storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Brian Riordan, Ian Wigmore, Xiali He, Arieh Don, Steven M. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 8296340
    Abstract: Managing file objects in a data storage system includes providing a plurality of metadata servers, each metadata server having information for only a subset of file objects in the storage system, each subset for each of the metadata servers being less than a total number of file objects for the system and includes providing at least one metadata location server, where an entity accessing a specific file object of the system determines which of the metadata servers contains data for the specific file object by first accessing the at least one metadata location server. Information for the subset of file objects may include a table having file identifiers and metadata location information. The metadata location information may point to data storage for a metadata object for a file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Fernando Oliveira, Stephen Fridella, Rossen Dimitrov, Patrick Eaton
  • Patent number: 8296414
    Abstract: Described are techniques for performing automated discovery processing in a network. A data storage system monitors transmissions sent over the network. The data storage system extracts one or more data elements from one or more messages included in the transmissions and determines at least one application executing on a component in the network in accordance with the one or more data elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas A. Wood, Uday K. Gupta, Andreas L. Bauer, Stephen J. Todd, Mark A. Parenti
  • Patent number: 8296534
    Abstract: Described are techniques for performing recovery processing in a data storage system. A providing a flash-based memory is provided with includes cached write data that has not been destaged to a data storage device. It is determined whether said flash-based memory has a threshold amount of storage available thereon. If the flash-based memory does not have the threshold amount of storage available thereon, portions of the cache write data are destaged until said flash-based memory has a threshold amount of storage available thereon. Received data requests are processed in accordance with a first policy different from a second policy used in connection with processing received data requests if said flash-based memory has a threshold amount of storage available thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Uday K. Gupta, Charles H. Hopkins, Michael B. Evans
  • Patent number: 8296511
    Abstract: Managing data on a federated CAS system includes determining a group of objects to be stored on a single CAS system of the federated CAS system, obtaining a cookie corresponding a particular one of the CAS systems of the federated CAS system in response to initially writing at least one object of the group of objects, where the at least one object is written to the particular one of the CAS systems, and providing the cookie in connection with writing objects of the group of objects following initially writing at least one object of the group of objects. The cookie causes the objects to be written to the particular one of the CAS systems. The cookie may be provided by at least one router that maintains the federated CAS system, which may be separate from both a processing device and the particular one of the CAS systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Mark O'Connell, Tom Teugels
  • Patent number: 8291490
    Abstract: Managing user access to application-specific capabilities of a system includes maintaining data correlating application-specific capabilities for each of the applications of the system, where the application-specific capabilities of different applications are independent of each other. Managing user access also includes maintaining data correlating user identifiers with user roles, maintaining data correlating user roles with application-specific capabilities, and managing the data using a security module that accesses the data correlating application-specific capabilities, data correlating user identifiers, and the data correlating user roles. The system may have a plurality of tenants and wherein each of the tenants subscribes to one or more of the applications. Each of the users may correspond to a particular one of the tenants. Each tenant may subscribe to a particular set of applications/features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Zahid N. Ahmed, Jonathan M. Jensen, Juniad Saiyed, Patrick E. Bozeman, David Victor Sahagian, Richard Perkett, Andrew Wilson Homer
  • Patent number: 8287182
    Abstract: A method for testing a measuring device is used to determine a permittivity of a frying fat which permittivity is inter alia dependent on the temperature, while taking into consideration the temperature. The method is characterized in that the permittivity is measured at least two different temperatures and the temperature dependence is determined and is used to make a statement on the ability to function of the measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Testo AG
    Inventors: Mike Muhl, Juergen Hall, Markus Langenbacher