Patents by Inventor Andrew H. French

Andrew H. French 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).

  • Publication number: 20210224379
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer program product for protection and recovery of backup storage systems from ransomware attacks. A request to modify data stored in a storage system is received. The storage system includes at least one component configured to store the deduplicated data. An acknowledgement of the received request is generated. The acknowledgement indicates that the data stored in the at least one component and identified in the received request was modified. Modification of the data stored in the at least one component and identified in the received request for a predetermined period of time is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Alex Pientka, Michael Carleton, Adrian T. VanderSpek, Stephen Smith, Luke Makosky, Peter Watkins, Nathaniel W. Turner, Sandra C. Scott, Yee-ching Chao, Thomas J. Gillispie, William Andrews, David G. Therrien, Jamey C. Poirier, Mark B. Hecker, Andrew H. French
  • Patent number: 4924378
    Abstract: A license storage key is provided for securely storing information regarding which licenses have been purchased for a network of computers, how many of each license have been purhcased, and any time limits associated with each license. An application program to be run on a computer must be assigned a license in the license storage key associated with the computer before it will be permitted to run. If a license cannot be found on the local key, a license may be found on another key in the network of computers and transferred to the local key so that the application program may be run in this case, when the license is released. The license storage key contains a hardware clock which is used to determine whether a license has expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Prime Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoinette F. Hershey, Andrew H. French, Christopher P. Boire