Patents by Inventor Geoffrey B. Hoese

Geoffrey B. Hoese 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: 9785583
    Abstract: A storage router and method for providing virtual local storage on remote storage devices to devices are provided. Devices are connected to a first transport medium, and a plurality of storage devices are connected to a second transport medium. In one embodiment, the storage router maintains a map to allocate storage space on the remote storage devices to devices connected to the first transport medium by associating representations of the devices connected to the first transport medium with representations of storage space on the remote storage devices, wherein each representation of a device connected to the first transport medium is associated with one or more representations of storage space on the remote storage devices. The storage router can control access from the devices connected to the first transport medium to the storage space on the remote storage devices in accordance with the access controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Patent number: 8402193
    Abstract: A storage router and method for providing virtual local storage on remote storage devices to devices are provided. A plurality of devices, such as workstations, are connected to a first transport medium, and a plurality of storage devices are connected to a second transport medium. In one embodiment, the storage router maintains a map to allocate storage space on the remote storage devices to devices connected to the first transport medium by associating representations of the devices connected to the first transport medium with representations of storage space on the remote storage devices, wherein each representation of a device connected to the first transport medium is associated with one or more representations of storage space on the remote storage devices and receives and processes native low level block protocol requests from the devices connected to the first transport medium to access allocated storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Patent number: 8402194
    Abstract: A storage router and method for providing virtual local storage on remote storage devices to devices are provided. Devices are connected to a first transport medium, and a plurality of storage devices are connected to a second transport medium. In one embodiment, the storage router maintains a map to allocate storage space on the remote storage devices to devices connected to the first transport medium by associating representations of the devices connected to the first transport medium with representations of storage space on the remote storage devices, wherein each representation of a device connected to the first transport medium is associated with one or more representations of storage space on the remote storage devices and controls access from the devices connected to the first transport medium to the storage space on the remote storage devices in accordance with the map and using native low level block protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Publication number: 20110289252
    Abstract: A storage router and method for providing virtual local storage on remote storage devices to devices are provided. Devices are connected to a first transport medium, and a plurality of storage devices are connected to a second transport medium. In one embodiment, the storage router maintains a map to allocate storage space on the remote storage devices to devices connected to the first transport medium by associating representations of the devices connected to the first transport medium with representations of storage space on the remote storage devices, wherein each representation of a device connected to the first transport medium is associated with one or more representations of storage space on the remote storage devices and controls access from the devices connected to the first transport medium to the storage space on the remote storage devices in accordance with the map and using native low level block protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Patent number: 8046515
    Abstract: A storage router (56) and storage network (50) provide virtual local storage on remote SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) to Fiber Channel devices. A plurality of Fiber Channel devices, such as workstations (58), are connected to a Fiber Channel transport medium (52), and a plurality of SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) are connected to a SCSI bus transport medium (54) The storage router (56) interfaces between the Fiber Channel transport medium (52) and the SCSI bus transport medium (54). The storage router (56) maps between the workstations (58) and the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) and implements access controls for storage space on the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64). The storage router (56) then allows access from the workstations (58) to the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) using native low level, block protocol in accordance with the mapping and the access controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Patent number: 8028117
    Abstract: A data storage gateway and method for providing virtual local storage on remote storage devices to devices. A plurality of devices, such as workstations, are connected to a first transport medium, and a plurality of storage devices are connected to a second transport medium. The storage router maps the virtual storage to one or more storage devices connected to the second transport medium such that the one or more storage devices contain at least a portion of the virtual storage and wherein the storage router allows access from the devices connected to the first transport medium to the virtual storage using native low level block protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Patent number: 8015339
    Abstract: A storage router (56) and storage network (50) provide virtual local storage on remote SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) to Fibre Channel devices. A plurality of Fibre Channel devices, such as workstations (58), are connected to a Fibre Channel transport medium (52), and a plurality of SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) are connected to a SCSI bus transport medium (54) The storage router (56) interfaces between the Fibre Channel transport medium (52) and the SCSI bus transport medium (54). The storage router (56) maps between the workstations (58) and the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) and implements access controls for storage space on the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64). The storage router (56) then allows access from the workstations (58) to the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) using native low level, block protocol in accordance with the mapping and the access controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Patent number: 7987311
    Abstract: A storage router and method for providing virtual local storage on remote storage devices to devices are provided. Devices are connected to a first transport medium, and a plurality of storage devices are connected to a second transport medium. In one embodiment, the storage router maintains a map to allocate storage space on the remote storage devices to devices connected to the first transport medium by associating representations of the devices connected to the first transport medium with representations of storage space on the remote storage devices, wherein each representation of a device connected to the first transport medium is associated with one or more representations of storage space on the remote storage devices and controls access from the devices connected to the first transport medium to the storage space on the remote storage devices in accordance with the map and using native low level block protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Patent number: 7984221
    Abstract: A storage router (56) and storage network (50) provide virtual local storage on remote SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) to Fibre Channel devices. A plurality of Fibre Channel devices, such as workstations (58), are connected to a Fibre Channel transport medium (52), and a plurality of SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) are connected to a SCSI bus transport medium (54) The storage router (56) interfaces between the Fibre Channel transport medium (52) and the SCSI bus transport medium (54). The storage router (56) maps between the workstations (58) and the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) and implements access controls for storage space on the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64). The storage router (56) then allows access from the workstations (58) to the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) using native low level, block protocol in accordance with the mapping and the access controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Patent number: 7984224
    Abstract: A storage router and method for providing virtual local storage on remote storage devices to devices are provided. Devices are connected to a first transport medium, and a plurality of storage devices are connected to a second transport medium. In one embodiment, the storage router maintains a map to allocate storage space of the discovered storage devices to devices connected to the first transport medium by associating representations of the devices connected to the first transport medium with representations of the storage space and controls access from the devices connected to the first transport medium to the discovered storage devices in accordance with the map and using native low level block protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Publication number: 20110106998
    Abstract: A storage router and method for providing virtual local storage on remote storage devices to devices are provided. A plurality of devices, such as workstations, are connected to a first transport medium, and a plurality of storage devices are connected to a second transport medium. In one embodiment, the storage router maintains a map to allocate storage space on the remote storage devices to devices connected to the first transport medium by associating representations of the devices connected to the first transport medium with representations of storage space on the remote storage devices, wherein each representation of a device connected to the first transport medium is associated with one or more representations of storage space on the remote storage devices and receives and processes native low level block protocol requests from the devices connected to the first transport medium to access allocated storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Patent number: 7937517
    Abstract: A storage router (56) and storage network (50) provide virtual local storage on remote SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) to Fiber Channel devices. A plurality of Fiber Channel devices, such as workstations (58), are connected to a Fiber Channel transport medium (52), and a plurality of SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) are connected to a SCSI bus transport medium (54) The storage router (56) interfaces between the Fiber Channel transport medium (52) and the SCSI bus transport medium (54). The storage router (56) maps between the workstations (58) and the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) and implements access controls for storage space on the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64). The storage router (56) then allows access from the workstations (58) to the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) using native low level, block protocol in accordance with the mapping and the access controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Patent number: 7934040
    Abstract: A storage router (56) and storage network (50) provide virtual local storage on remote SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) to Fiber Channel devices. A plurality of Fiber Channel devices, such as workstations (58), are connected to a Fiber Channel transport medium (52), and a plurality of SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) are connected to a SCSI bus transport medium (54) The storage router (56) interfaces between the Fiber Channel transport medium (52) and the SCSI bus transport medium (54). The storage router (56) maps between the workstations (58) and the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) and implements access controls for storage space on the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64). The storage router (56) then allows access from the workstations (58) to the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) using native low level, block protocol in accordance with the mapping and the access controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Patent number: 7934041
    Abstract: A storage router and storage network provide virtual local storage on remote storage devices. A plurality of devices are connected to a first transport medium. In one embodiment, a storage router maintains a map to allocate storage space on the remote storage devices to devices connected to the first transport medium by associating representations of the devices connected to the first transport medium with representations of storage space on the remote storage devices. The storage router controls access from the devices connected to the first transport medium to the storage space on the remote storage devices in accordance with the map and allows access from devices connected to the first transport medium to the remote storage devices using native low level block protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Publication number: 20110040949
    Abstract: A storage router and method for providing virtual local storage on remote storage devices to devices are provided. Devices are connected to a first transport medium, and a plurality of storage devices are connected to a second transport medium. In one embodiment, the storage router maintains a map to allocate storage space of the discovered storage devices to devices connected to the first transport medium by associating representations of the devices connected to the first transport medium with representations of the storage space and controls access from the devices connected to the first transport medium to the discovered storage devices in accordance with the map and using native low level block protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Publication number: 20110035527
    Abstract: A data storage gateway and method for providing virtual local storage on remote storage devices to devices. A plurality of devices, such as workstations, are connected to a first transport medium, and a plurality of storage devices are connected to a second transport medium. The storage router maps the virtual storage to one or more storage devices connected to the second transport medium such that the one or more storage devices contain at least a portion of the virtual storage and wherein the storage router allows access from the devices connected to the first transport medium to the virtual storage using native low level block protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Publication number: 20110035528
    Abstract: A storage router and method for providing virtual local storage on remote storage devices to devices are provided. Devices are connected to a first transport medium, and a plurality of storage devices are connected to a second transport medium. In one embodiment, the storage router maintains a map to allocate storage space on the remote storage devices to devices connected to the first transport medium by associating representations of the devices connected to the first transport medium with representations of storage space on the remote storage devices, wherein each representation of a device connected to the first transport medium is associated with one or more representations of storage space on the remote storage devices and controls access from the devices connected to the first transport medium to the storage space on the remote storage devices in accordance with the map and using native low level block protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Publication number: 20100121993
    Abstract: A storage router and storage network provide virtual local storage on remote storage devices. A plurality of devices are connected to a first transport medium. In one embodiment, a storage router maintains a map to allocate storage space on the remote storage devices to devices connected to the first transport medium by associating representations of the devices connected to the first transport medium with representations of storage space on the remote storage devices. The storage router controls access from the devices connected to the first transport medium to the storage space on the remote storage devices in accordance with the map and allows access from devices connected to the first transport medium to the remote storage devices using native low level block protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Patent number: 7694058
    Abstract: A storage router (56) and storage network (50) provide virtual local storage on remote SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) to Fiber Channel devices. A plurality of Fiber Channel devices, such as workstations (58), are connected to a Fiber Channel transport medium (52), and a plurality of SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) are connected to a SCSI bus transport medium (54) The storage router (56) interfaces between the Fiber Channel transport medium (52) and the SCSI bus transport medium (54). The storage router (56) maps between the workstations (58) and the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) and implements access controls for storage space on the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64). The storage router (56) then allows access from the workstations (58) to the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) using native low level, block protocol in accordance with the mapping and the access controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell
  • Patent number: RE42761
    Abstract: A storage router (56) and storage network (50) provide virtual local storage on remote SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) to Fiber Channel devices. A plurality of Fiber Channel devices, such as workstations (58), are connected to a Fiber Channel transport medium (52), and a plurality of SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) are connected to a SCSI bus transport medium (54). The storage router (56) interfaces between the Fiber Channel transport medium (52) and the SCSI bus transport medium (54). The storage router (56) maps between the workstations (58) and the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) and implements access controls for storage space on the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64). The storage router (56) then allows access from the workstations (58) to the SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) using native low level, block protocol in accordance with the mapping and the access controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Crossroads Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Hoese, Jeffry T. Russell