Patents by Inventor Catharine van Ingen

Catharine van Ingen 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: 8606760
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system configured to describe the relationship between a first Namespace and a second Namespace is provided. The system includes a containment relationship identifying a direct relationship between a first object of the first Namespace and a second object of the first Namespace. Moreover, the system includes a junction relationship linking the second object of the first Namespace to a first object of the second Namespace. In one embodiment, the system is configured to facilitate the recovery of information based on the descriptions of the Namespaces that is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian M. Wahlert, Mike Jazayeri, Catharine van Ingen, Brian T. Berkowitz, Nikhil Vijay Chandhok, Dharshan Rangegowda, Vinay Badami, Yezdi Z. Lashkari, Robert M. Fries, Seetharaman Harikrishnan
  • Patent number: 8533189
    Abstract: A method and system for backing up and restoring data. First, a full backup is performed to create a full dataset. Thereafter, incremental or differential datasets may be created by incremental or differential backups, respectively. When a new full dataset is needed, instead of performing a full backup, a previous full dataset may be combined with subsequent incremental or differential datasets to create the new full dataset. The new full dataset may be created on a computer other than the computer which hosts the data of the previous full dataset. The new full dataset may be used for offsite storage or to quickly restore data in the event of a failure or corruption of a computer's file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Catharine van Ingen, Brian T. Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 8463747
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system configured to describe the relationship between a first Namespace and a second Namespace is provided. The system includes a containment relationship identifying a direct relationship between a first object of the first Namespace and a second object of the first Namespace. Moreover, the system includes a junction relationship linking the second object of the first Namespace to a first object of the second Namespace. In one embodiment, the system is configured to facilitate the recovery of information based on the descriptions of the Namespaces that is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian M. Wahlert, Mike Jazayeri, Catharine van Ingen, Brian T. Berkowitz, Nikhil Vijay Chandhok, Dharshan Rangegowda, Vinay Badami, Yezdi Z. Lashkari, Robert M. Fries, Seetharaman Harikrishnan
  • Publication number: 20120109899
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system configured to describe the relationship between a first Namespace and a second Namespace is provided. The system includes a containment relationship identifying a direct relationship between a first object of the first Namespace and a second object of the first Namespace. Moreover, the system includes a junction relationship linking the second object of the first Namespace to a first object of the second Namespace. In one embodiment, the system is configured to facilitate the recovery of information based on the descriptions of the Namespaces that is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian M. Wahlert, Mike Jazayeri, Catharine van Ingen, Brian T. Berkowitz, Nikhil Vijay Chandhok, Dharshan Rangegowda, Vinay Badami, Yezdi Z. Lashkari, Robert M. Fries, Seetharaman Karikrishnan
  • Publication number: 20120084265
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system configured to describe the relationship between a first Namespace and a second Namespace is provided. The system includes a containment relationship identifying a direct relationship between a first object of the first Namespace and a second object of the first Namespace. Moreover, the system includes a junction relationship linking the second object of the first Namespace to a first object of the second Namespace. In one embodiment, the system is configured to facilitate the recovery of information based on the descriptions of the Namespaces that is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian M. Wahlert, Mike Jazayeri, Catharine van Ingen, Brian T. Berkowitz, Nikhil Vijay Chandhok, Dharshan Rangegowda, Seetharaman Harikrishnan, Vinay Badami, Yezdi Z. Lashkari, Robert M. Fries
  • Patent number: 8140604
    Abstract: A method for creating an archive protection plan for archiving a backup of data is provided. An indication of an archive data protection kind and an archive data protection duration are received. In response to receiving the archive data protection kind and the archive data protection duration, an archive scheme is determined and an archive protection plan representative of the archive scheme is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Catharine Van Ingen, Vijay Sen, Brian T. Berkowitz, Sushil Baid, Sunil Pai, Karandeep Singh Anand, Vinay Badami, Suresh P. Duddi, Abid Ali
  • Patent number: 8078587
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system configured to describe the relationship between a first Namespace and a second Namespace is provided. The system includes a containment relationship identifying a direct relationship between a first object of the first Namespace and a second object of the first Namespace. Moreover, the system includes a junction relationship linking the second object of the first Namespace to a first object of the second Namespace. In one embodiment, the system is configured to facilitate the recovery of information based on the descriptions of the Namespaces that is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian M. Wahlert, Mike Jazayeri, Catharine van Ingen, Brian T. Berkowitz, Nikhil Vijay Chandhok, Dharshan Rangegowda, Seetharaman Harikrishnan, Vinay Badami, Yezdi Z. Lashkari, Robert M. Fries
  • Patent number: 7865470
    Abstract: A method for creating a group plan for protecting an object located at a production location is provided. A selection of an object for which a group plan is to be created is received along with protection intents for the selected object. The protection intents are translated into a group plan for protecting the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert M Fries, Brian M Wahlert, Brian T Berkowitz, Catharine van Ingen, David E Gonzalez, Giedrius Zizys, Nikhil Vijay Chandhok, Venkatasubrahmanyam Raman, Yezdi Z Lashkari, Karandeep Singh Anand, Seetharaman Harikrishnan, Sunil Pai, Vinay Badami, Purushottam M Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20100274763
    Abstract: A method and system for backing up and restoring data. First, a full backup is performed to create a full dataset. Thereafter, incremental or differential datasets may be created by incremental or differential backups, respectively. When a new full dataset is needed, instead of performing a full backup, a previous full dataset may be combined with subsequent incremental or differential datasets to create the new full dataset. The new full dataset may be created on a computer other than the computer which hosts the data of the previous full dataset. The new full dataset may be used for offsite storage or to quickly restore data in the event of a failure or corruption of a computer's file system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Catharine van Ingen, Brian T. Berkowitz
  • Publication number: 20100262583
    Abstract: A method for creating an archive protection plan for archiving a backup of data is provided. An indication of an archive data protection kind and an archive data protection duration are received. In response to receiving the archive data protection kind and the archive data protection duration, an archive scheme is determined and an archive protection plan representative of the archive scheme is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Catharine van Ingen, Brian T. Berkowitz, Sunil Pai, Suresh P. Duddi, Sushil Baid, Vijay Sen, Vinay Badami, Karandeep Singh Anand, Abid Ali
  • Patent number: 7769709
    Abstract: A method for creating an archive protection plan for archiving a backup of data is provided. An indication of an archive data protection kind and an archive data protection duration are received. In response to receiving the archive data protection kind and the archive data protection duration, an archive scheme is determined and an archive protection plan representative of the archive scheme is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Catharine van Ingen, Brian T Berkowitz, Sunil Pai, Suresh P Duddi, Sushil Baid, Vijay Sen, Vinay Badami, Karandeep Singh Anand, Abid Ali
  • Patent number: 7756833
    Abstract: A method and system for backing up and restoring data. First, a full backup is performed to create a full dataset. Thereafter, incremental or differential datasets may be created by incremental or differential backups, respectively. When a new full dataset is needed, instead of performing a full backup, a previous full dataset may be combined with subsequent incremental or differential datasets to create the new full dataset. The new full dataset may be created on a computer other than the computer which hosts the data of the previous full dataset. The new full dataset may be used for offsite storage or to quickly restore data in the event of a failure or corruption of a computer's file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Catharine Van Ingen, Brian T. Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 7721057
    Abstract: A system and method of transporting volumes of information from one host computer system to another using point-in-time copies of LUNs but wherein the hardware provider does not necessarily understand the volume configuration of the data. The system and method involves an intermediate layer, i.e., a point-in-time copy interface layer that communicates with both a requesting host computer system and a hardware provider to enable the transfer of volumes of information without requiring that the hardware provider understand the volume information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Thomas Berkowitz, Catharine van Ingen, Charles E. Park, Norbert Paul Kusters
  • Patent number: 7676503
    Abstract: A backup file is generated to capture the current state of a computer. The computer state may be restored to the computer in a hybrid manner at a later time by accessing some files and/or data included in the backup file and downloading other files contained in a list in the backup file. By listing some files rather than including the actual files in the backup file, the backup file may be generated faster and require less processing and memory resources. When the computer state is restored, secondary files and computer state data contained in the backup file are installed to the computer. A list of primary files in the backup file is accessed, each primary file is retrieved from one or more remote publishers over a network, and the retrieved primary files are installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Catharine Van Ingen, Anatoliy Panasyuk, Steve E. Olsson, Guhan Suriyanarayanan
  • Patent number: 7631194
    Abstract: A method for detecting changes to a production location is provided. The method includes receiving a selection of a portion of the production location that is to be protected and identifying a larger portion of the production location that contains the selected portion of the production location. Upon identifying the larger portion, a routine is created for evaluating the identified larger portion of the production location for changes. That routine is performed in order to detect changes to the production location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian M Wahlert, Brian T Berkowitz, Catharine van Ingen, Dharshan Rangegowda, Mike Jazayeri
  • Patent number: 7584224
    Abstract: Volume configuration data management systems and methods are described. A logical volume provider maintains an epoch number on each of the extents comprising a volume. Upon each change in the configuration of the volume, the epoch number on each of the currently online extents is updated. When a volume is discovered and a request is made to bring the volume online, the logical volume provider can compare the epoch numbers on the extents to determine if the volume data is consistent across each of the extents, or if an extent contains stale data due to a transitory outage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Luis Felipe Cabrera, Catharine van Ingen, Norbert P. Kusters, Rod N. Gamache
  • Publication number: 20090216798
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system configured to describe the relationship between a first Namespace and a second Namespace is provided. The system includes a containment relationship identifying a direct relationship between a first object of the first Namespace and a second object of the first Namespace. Moreover, the system includes a junction relationship linking the second object of the first Namespace to a first object of the second Namespace. In one embodiment, the system is configured to facilitate the recovery of information based on the descriptions of the Namespaces that is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian M. Wahlert, Mike Jazayeri, Catharine van Ingen, Brian T. Berkowitz, Nikhil Vijay Chandhok, Dharshan Rangegowda, Seetharaman Harikrishnan, Vinay Badami, Yezdi Z. Lashkari, Robert M. Fries
  • Patent number: 7574459
    Abstract: A method for verifying data copies generated by a data protection system is provided. In accordance with the method, intents for selecting a data copy to be verified are determined. The intents may specify a time period after which data is to be verified and an interval for which the verification is to be repeated. Additionally, utilizing the intents, a data copy matching those intents is identified and verified. A data copy may be verified by comparing a checksum of the data copy with a known checksum value. If the data copy fails to be verified, a copy of the data copy is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Sen, Amit Singla, Arasu Shankher Jeyaprakash, Brian T Berkowitz, Catharine van Ingen, Karandeep Singh Anand, Sunil Pai, Sushil Baid, Vinay S Badami, Nikhil Chandhok
  • Patent number: 7567974
    Abstract: A method for protecting protectable objects located at a production location is provided. A Namespace, representative of a plurality of protectable objects, is provided to a user for selection. A selection of at least a portion of the Namespace is received and that selected portion is mapped to at least one protectable object. A plan for protecting the mapped protectable object is created, and using that plan the protectable object is protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian M Wahlert, Mike Jazayeri, Catharine van Ingen, Brian T Berkowitz, Nikhil Vijay Chandhok, Dharshan Rangegowda, Seetharaman Harikrishnan, Vinay Badami, Yezdi Z Lashkari, Robert M Fries
  • Publication number: 20090113241
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing problems with protection of a data source and recovery of the same. The method includes diagnosing a copy of data located at the storage location and diagnosing a temporal version of the copy of data. Based on the diagnosis it is determined whether an error or a warning was detected. If either were detected a response is provided with a suggested solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Catharine van Ingen, Brian T. Berkowitz, Karandeep Singh Anand, Manikandan Thangarathnam, Purushottam M. Kulkarni, William T. Shelton, JR., Seetharaman Harikrishnan, Sundararajan Srinivasan, Yezdi Z. Lashkari