Patents by Inventor Jonathan Brassow

Jonathan Brassow 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: 7406473
    Abstract: A distributed file system is disclosed. A plurality of disk servers, operating as a single distributed disk server layer, are connected to the one or more physical disks. Each disk server stores meta-data for each of the files. A plurality of lock servers, having one or more locks for each file operates as a single distributed lock server to coordinate access to the files stored by the disk server layer. A plurality of asynchronous file servers, operating as a single distributed file server layer in response to a request for a file from a user program: (i) retrieves the requested file from the disk server layer and at least one lock, associated with the retrieved file, from the lock server, and (ii) retrieves meta-data for at least one file that is related to the requested files, and at least one lock, for each file that has had its meta-data retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brassow, Michael J. Declerck, Andrew Lewis, Adam Manthei, Matthew O'Keefe, Kenneth Preslan, David Teigland