Patents by Inventor Mark J. Zbikowski

Mark J. Zbikowski 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: 20170322961
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Ravisankar V Pudipeddi, Vishal V Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski, David A. Goebel
  • Publication number: 20170132246
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski
  • Patent number: 9639554
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski
  • Patent number: 9575988
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski
  • Patent number: 9558223
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski, David A. Goebel
  • Patent number: 9336231
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ravisankar V Pudipeddi, Vishal V Ghotge, Sarosh C Havewala, Ravinder S Thind, Mark J Zbikowski
  • Publication number: 20150339333
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski, David A. Goebel
  • Patent number: 9122695
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski, David A. Goebel
  • Publication number: 20140351299
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski, David A. Goebel
  • Patent number: 8805780
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski, David A. Goebel
  • Patent number: 8725772
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski, David A. Goebel
  • Publication number: 20140067885
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: RAVISANKAR V PUDIPEDDI, VISHAL V. GHOTGE, SAROSH C. HAVEWALA, RAVINDER S. THIND, MARK J. ZBIKOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20130262379
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski, David A. Goebel
  • Publication number: 20130246486
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski, David A. Goebel
  • Patent number: 8452729
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Revinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski, David A. Goebel
  • Patent number: 8433677
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski, David Goebel
  • Patent number: 8386434
    Abstract: A method for establishing and maintaining a differential snapshot of a set of files stored on a volume is disclosed. The invention achieves processing time and disk space optimizations by avoiding copy-on-write operations for logically insignificant moves of blocks, such as the block rearrangements characteristic of defragmentation utilities. A file system enhancement enabling the passing of a block copy command from the file system to lower-level drivers, is used to inform the snapshotter that a block move operation is not logically meaningful. When the logically insignificant move is of a block whose data forms part of the data captured in the snapshot virtual volume, and when the move is to a block location that is functioning as logical free space, the snapshotter can simply modify its block bitmap and update translation table entries without needing to perform a copy-on-write.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Norbert P. Kusters, Benjamin A. Leis, Mark J. Zbikowski
  • Patent number: 8364732
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Revinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski, David A. Goebel
  • Publication number: 20110252076
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski, David Goebel
  • Publication number: 20110113077
    Abstract: An extensible file system format for portable storage media is provided. The extensible file system format includes the specification of primary and secondary directory entry types that may be custom defined. The primary and secondary directory entry types can be further classified as critical and benign directory entries. The directory entry types can define whether a cluster chain corresponding to a file can be contiguously allocated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ravisankar V. Pudipeddi, Vishal V. Ghotge, Sarosh C. Havewala, Ravinder S. Thind, Mark J. Zbikowski