Patents by Inventor Merrill Burns Greco

Merrill Burns Greco 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: 6304524
    Abstract: A method for balancing workloads in media library access systems that provide multiple accessors disposed within a library. Each of the accessors is assigned a given zone of primary access wherein each of the zones of primary access has at least one boundary. Accessor usage is calculated by adding a score for each access to total accesses for each accessor. The totals are evaluated to determine that one or more of the boundaries requires adjustment and the boundaries are adjusted in accordance with the evaluation. By changing the average span of each accessor dynamically, the method can equalize the use of each accessor, minimizing library latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frank David Gallo, Merrill Burns Greco, Christine Lynette Telford, William Henry Travis