Patents by Inventor Brian Brockway

Brian Brockway 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: 8010769
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data classification to facilitate and improve data management within an enterprise are described. The disclosed systems and methods evaluate and define data management operations based on data characteristics rather than data location, among other things. Also provided are methods for generating a data structure of metadata that describes system data and storage operations. This data structure may be consulted to determine changes in system data rather than scanning the data files themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy A. Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Publication number: 20110178986
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data classification to facilitate and improve data management within an enterprise are described. The disclosed systems and methods evaluate and define data management operations based on data characteristics rather than data location, among other things. Also provided are methods for generating a data structure of metadata that describes system data and storage operations. This data structure may be consulted to determine changes in system data rather than scanning the data files themselves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy A. Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Publication number: 20110179039
    Abstract: A complete document management system is disclosed. Accordingly, systems and methods for managing data associated with a data storage component coupled to multiple computers over a network are disclosed. Systems and methods for managing data associated with a data storage component coupled to multiple computers over a network are further disclosed. Additionally, systems and methods for accessing documents available through a network, wherein the documents are stored on one or more data storage devices coupled to the network, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Srinivas Kavuri, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Arun Prasad Amarendran, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller, Andreas May
  • Patent number: 7937365
    Abstract: A complete document management system is disclosed. Accordingly, systems and methods for managing data associated with a data storage component coupled to multiple computers over a network are disclosed. Systems and methods for managing data associated with a data storage component coupled to multiple computers over a network are further disclosed. Additionally, systems and methods for accessing documents available through a network, wherein the documents are stored on one or more data storage devices coupled to the network, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Srinivas Kavuri, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Arun Prasad Amarendran, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller, Andreas May
  • Patent number: 7937393
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data classification to facilitate and improve data management within an enterprise are described. The disclosed systems and methods evaluate and define data management operations based on data characteristics rather than data location, among other things. Also provided are methods for generating a data structure of metadata that describes system data and storage operations. This data structure may be consulted to determine changes in system data rather than scanning the data files themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy A. Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Publication number: 20110093471
    Abstract: Systems and methods of electronic document handling permit organizations to comply with legal or regulatory requirements, electronic discovery and legal hold requirements, and/or other business requirements. The systems described provide a unified approach to data management that enables compliance, legal and IT personnel to focus efforts on, e.g., a single data repository. The systems permit users to define and utilize information governance policies that help automate and systematize different compliance tasks. In some examples, organizations may push data in any third-party data format to the systems described herein. The systems may permit compliance or IT personnel to detect when a legally sensitive production file has been changed or deleted. The systems may also provide a unified dashboard user interface. From a dashboard interface, users may perform searches, participate in collaborative data management workflows, obtain data management reports, and adjust policies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Brian Brockway, Alan Bunte, Christie J. Van Wagoner, Simon Taylor, Marcus S. Muller, Anand Prahlad, Randy DeMeno, Rammohan G. Reddy
  • Publication number: 20110078146
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing electronic data are disclosed. Various data management operations can be performed based on a metabase formed from metadata. Such metadata can be identified from an index of data interactions generated by a journaling module, and obtained from their associated data objects stored in one or more storage devices. In various embodiments, such processing of the index and storing of the metadata can facilitate, for example, enhanced data management operations, enhanced data identification operations, enhanced storage operations, data classification for organizing and storing the metadata, cataloging of metadata for the stored metadata, and/or user interfaces for managing data. In various embodiments, the metabase can be configured in different ways. For example, the metabase can be stored separately from the data objects so as to allow obtaining of information about the data objects without accessing the data objects or a data structure used by a file system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy Alan Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Publication number: 20110047180
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data classification to facilitate and improve data management within an enterprise are described. The disclosed systems and methods evaluate and define data management operations based on data characteristics rather than data location, among other things. Also provided are methods for generating a data structure of metadata that describes system data and storage operations. This data structure may be consulted to determine changes in system data rather than scanning the data files themselves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy A. Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Patent number: 7882098
    Abstract: A complete document management system is disclosed. Accordingly, systems and methods for managing data associated with a data storage component coupled to multiple computers over a network are disclosed. Systems and methods for managing data associated with a data storage component coupled to multiple computers over a network are further disclosed. Additionally, systems and methods for accessing documents available through a network, wherein the documents are stored on one or more data storage devices coupled to the network, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Srinivas Kavuri, Rajiv Kottomtharayil, Arun Prasad Amarendran, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller, Andreas May
  • Publication number: 20110016163
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing electronic data are disclosed. Various data management operations can be performed based on a metabase formed from metadata. Such metadata can be identified from an index of data interactions generated by a journaling module, and obtained from their associated data objects stored in one or more storage devices. In various embodiments, such processing of the index and storing of the metadata can facilitate, for example, enhanced data management operations, enhanced data identification operations, enhanced storage operations, data classification for organizing and storing the metadata, cataloging of metadata for the stored metadata, and/or user interfaces for managing data. In various embodiments, the metabase can be configured in different ways. For example, the metabase can be stored separately from the data objects so as to allow obtaining of information about the data objects without accessing the data objects or a data structure used by a file system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy Alan Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Patent number: 7849059
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing electronic data are disclosed. Various data management operations can be performed based on a metabase formed from metadata. Such metadata can be identified from an index of data interactions generated by a journaling module, and obtained from their associated data objects stored in one or more storage devices. In various embodiments, such processing of the index and storing of the metadata can facilitate, for example, enhanced data management operations, enhanced data identification operations, enhanced storage operations, data classification for organizing and storing the metadata, cataloging of metadata for the stored metadata, and/or user interfaces for managing data. In various embodiments, the metabase can be configured in different ways. For example, the metabase can be stored separately from the data objects so as to allow obtaining of information about the data objects without accessing the data objects or a data structure used by a file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy Alan Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Patent number: 7831795
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data classification to facilitate and improve data management within an enterprise are described. The disclosed systems and methods evaluate and define data management operations based on data characteristics rather than data location, among other things. Also provided are methods for generating a data structure of metadata that describes system data and storage operations. This data structure may be consulted to determine changes in system data rather than scanning the data files themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy A. Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Patent number: 7831553
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data classification to facilitate and improve data management within an enterprise are described. The disclosed systems and methods evaluate and define data management operations based on data characteristics rather than data location, among other things. Also provided are methods for generating a data structure of metadata that describes system data and storage operations. This data structure may be consulted to determine changes in system data rather than scanning the data files themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy A. Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Patent number: 7831622
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data classification to facilitate and improve data management within an enterprise are described. The disclosed systems and methods evaluate and define data management operations based on data characteristics rather than data location, among other things. Also provided are methods for generating a data structure of metadata that describes system data and storage operations. This data structure may be consulted to determine changes in system data rather than scanning the data files themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy A. Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Patent number: 7822749
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data classification to facilitate and improve data management within an enterprise are described. The disclosed systems and methods evaluate and define data management operations based on data characteristics rather than data location, among other things. Also provided are methods for generating a data structure of metadata that describes system data and storage operations. This data structure may be consulted to determine changes in system data rather than scanning the data files themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy A. Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Patent number: 7801864
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing electronic data are disclosed. Various data management operations can be performed based on a metabase formed from metadata. Such metadata can be identified from an index of data interactions generated by a journaling module, and obtained from their associated data objects stored in one or more storage devices. In various embodiments, such processing of the index and storing of the metadata can facilitate, for example, enhanced data management operations, enhanced data identification operations, enhanced storage operations, data classification for organizing and storing the metadata, cataloging of metadata for the stored metadata, and/or user interfaces for managing data. In various embodiments, the metabase can be configured in different ways. For example, the metabase can be stored separately from the data objects so as to allow obtaining of information about the data objects without accessing the data objects or a data structure used by a file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy Alan Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Patent number: 7792789
    Abstract: A system and method for leveraging a collaborative document or information management system for improving searches for multiple users are provided, referred to as a collaborative search system. A search may be based on keywords within a document or supplemental information, such as data classification tags associated with the document. Searches may be performed on live data within a company as well as on backup or other secondary copies of data. The system may also maintain an index of all of the content available anywhere within the company. The collaborative search system provides an integrated collaborative search experience to collaborative participants, such that multiple users can participate in a search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Randy DeMeno, Rammohan G. Reddy, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Publication number: 20100211571
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data classification to facilitate and improve data management within an enterprise are described. The disclosed systems and methods evaluate and define data management operations based on data characteristics rather than data location, among other things. Also provided are methods for generating a data structure of metadata that describes system data and storage operations. This data structure may be consulted to determine changes in system data rather than scanning the data files themselves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy A. Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Publication number: 20100205150
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data classification to facilitate and improve data management within an enterprise are described. The disclosed systems and methods evaluate and define data management operations based on data characteristics rather than data location, among other things. Also provided are methods for generating a data structure of metadata that describes system data and storage operations. This data structure may be consulted to determine changes in system data rather than scanning the data files themselves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy A. Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller
  • Patent number: 7747579
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing electronic data are disclosed. Various data management operations can be performed based on a metabase formed from metadata. Such metadata can be identified from an index of data interactions generated by a journaling module, and obtained from their associated data objects stored in one or more storage devices. In various embodiments, such processing of the index and storing of the metadata can facilitate, for example, enhanced data management operations, enhanced data identification operations, enhanced storage operations, data classification for organizing and storing the metadata, cataloging of metadata for the stored metadata, and/or user interfaces for managing data. In various embodiments, the metabase can be configured in different ways. For example, the metabase can be stored separately from the data objects so as to allow obtaining of information about the data objects without accessing the data objects or a data structure used by a file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: CommVault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, Jeremy Alan Schwartz, David Ngo, Brian Brockway, Marcus S. Muller