Patents Assigned to PIXEL8 NETWORKS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20110270800
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and systems implementing global deduplication file systems are described. In one embodiment of the invention, a method and system implements a global deduplication file system between a plurality of interconnected systems located in different locations globally by making use of the deduplication dictionary included in metadata being periodically snapshot. In yet another embodiment of the invention, a method implements a global deduplication file system between a plurality of interconnected systems located in different locations globally and provides appropriate read/write locks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: PIXEL8 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Randy Yen-pang Chou, Steve Jung, Ravi Mulam
  • Publication number: 20110270892
    Abstract: An application programming interface (API) interfaces to an application having a data file of an arbitrary size. The application has parameters characterizing the application. An externalizing provider externalizes the data file. An application network storage (ANS) subsystem saves the data file according to the parameters of the application and the arbitrary size of the data file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: PIXEL8 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Randy Yen-pang Chou, John Richard Taylor
  • Publication number: 20110271067
    Abstract: Snapshots of data and metadata associated with the data are created. The snapshot of the data is separate from the snapshot of the associated metadata. The snapshot of metadata is maintained locally in a cloud network attached storage (NAS) and globally. The snapshot of data is maintained according to an accessibility metric. Snapshot of metadata is transmitted from a backup remote site to a cloud network attached storage (NAS). A request for data corresponding to the metadata is received from the cloud NAS. The requested data is not available at the cloud NAS. The requested data is transmitted from the backup site to the cloud NAS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: PIXEL8 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Randy Yen-pang Chou, Ravi Mulam, Steve Jung
  • Publication number: 20110270803
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for delegating commands for a network attached storage system is described. A command permission associated with a command to be executed on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) server is delegated to a user of a NAS client having a mounted network filesystem of the NAS server. The command is issued through the filesystem of the NAS client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: PIXEL8 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Randy Yen-pang Chou, Ravi Mulam
  • Publication number: 20100211983
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods of video deduplication, cache, and virtual private content delivery network are described herein. In one embodiment of the invention, a virtual private content delivery network is implemented to allow for private data to be securely sent over a network systems such as a content delivery network or cloud computing services or a cache. In yet another embodiment, bandwidth usage is curtailed using a virtual private content delivery network that backs up data which originates from the Internet on a signal module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: Pixel8 Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Yen-pang Chou
  • Publication number: 20100211987
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods of video deduplication, cache, and virtual private content delivery network are described herein. In one embodiment of the invention, the bandwidth traffic between an access module and a signal module may be reduced by making a determination at the signal module that the requested video data is redundant. According to another embodiment of the invention, the determination of whether the requested video data is redundant is performed at the access module. In one embodiment, a cache module and a signal module are used to decrease bandwidth usage over the Internet. In another embodiment, the cache module makes the determination of whether the requested data is redundant to efficiently route data. In one embodiment, a virtual private content delivery network is implemented to allow for private data to be securely sent over a network systems such as a content delivery network or cloud computing services or a cache.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: PIXEL8 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Randy Yen-pang Chou
  • Publication number: 20100106562
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a method is devised for tailoring downloaded content to the requesting user by upon receiving a message requesting content. The message includes information that provides information about a user requesting the content. Before receipt by the requesting user, the content is modified by inserting user-targeted information directly within the content. The user-targeted information is retrieved using the information. Thereafter, the modified content is transmitted to a device controlled by the requesting user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: Pixel8 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: John Richard Taylor, Randy Yen-pang Chou
  • Publication number: 20100104006
    Abstract: An embodiment is a method and apparatus to process video frames. An entropy decoder performs entropy decoding on a bitstream of a video frame extracted from a network frame. The entropy decoder generates discrete cosine transform (DCT) coefficients representing a picture block in the video frame. The entropy decoder is configured for serial operations. A graphics processing unit (GPU) performs image decoding using the DCT coefficients. The GPU is configured for parallel operations. One disclosed feature of the embodiments is a technique to decode a video frame. A GPU performs image encoding of a video frame computing quantized DCT coefficients representing a picture block in the video frame. The GPU is configured for parallel operations. An entropy encoder performs entropy encoding on the quantized DCT coefficients. The entropy encoder is configured for serial operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: PIXEL8 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: John Richard Taylor, Randy Yen-pang Chou, Joel Frederic Adam
  • Publication number: 20100106770
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a method is devised for tailoring downloaded content to the requesting device by receiving attribute parameters associated with a device that initiates a request for downloaded content. The attribute parameters are values that identify specific characteristics of the device. Thereafter, the content is modified according to the attributes parameters, and thereafter, the modified content is transmitted to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: PIXEL8 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: John Richard Taylor, Randy Yen-pang Chou
  • Publication number: 20100106849
    Abstract: An embodiment is a method and apparatus to provide a network-attached media plug-in. A network interface interfaces with a client and a server. The network interface receives an input from the client requesting content from the server. The client has a network plug-in interface. A network processor extracts a media stream from the requested content. A multimedia processor dynamically modifies the media stream according to the input from the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: PIXEL8 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Randy Yen-pang Chou, John Richard Taylor