Patents by Inventor Philip J. Trasatti

Philip J. Trasatti 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: 8019941
    Abstract: A method and apparatus redundantly store data, in particular video data objects, in a distributed computer system having at least three processor systems, each processor system being connected in point to point two way channel interconnection with each other processor system. The data is stored in a redundant fashion both at the computer system level as well as the processor system level. Accordingly, the failure of a single processor does not adversely affect the integrity of the data. The computer system can also overlay a switching system connected in a ring fashion for providing a fault tolerance to the failure of a single connected processor system at the switch level. Accordingly, there results a fault tolerant data distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Seachange International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce E. Mann, Philip J. Trasatti, Michael D. Carlozzi, John A. Ywoskus, Edward J. McGrath
  • Publication number: 20090055401
    Abstract: A method and apparatus redundantly store data, in particular video data objects, in a distributed computer system having at least three processor systems, each processor system being connected in point to point two way channel interconnection with each other processor system. The data is stored in a redundant fashion both at the computer system level as well as the processor system level. Accordingly, the failure of a single processor does not adversely affect the integrity of the data. The computer system can also overlay a switching system connected in a ring fashion for providing a fault tolerance to the failure of a single connected processor system at the switch level. Accordingly, there results a fault tolerant data distribution system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Bruce E. Mann, Philip J. Trasatti, Michael D. Carlozzi, John A. Ywoskus, Edward J. McGrath
  • Patent number: 6950966
    Abstract: A redundant array includes a plurality of disks, a bus coupling the disks, a receiving device, and a device to reconstruct a block stored in one of the disks. The device reconstructs the block with associated data and parity blocks from other disks. The device transmits the reconstructed block to the receiving device in response to the one of the disks being unavailable or degraded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: SeaChange International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth F. Chiquoine, Bruce Mann, Michael D. Raspuzzi, Philip J. Trasatti
  • Publication number: 20030191983
    Abstract: A method and apparatus redundantly store data, in particular video data objects, in a distributed computer system having at least three processor systems, each processor system being connected in point to point two way channel interconnection with each other processor system. The data is stored in a redundant fashion both at the computer system level as well as the processor system level. Accordingly, the failure of a single processor does not adversely affect the integrity of the data. The computer system can also overlay a switching system connected in a ring fashion for providing a fault tolerance to the failure of a single connected processor system at the switch level. Accordingly, there results a fault tolerant data distribution system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Applicant: Seachange International, Inc., a Delaware corporation
    Inventors: Bruce E. Mann, Philip J. Trasatti, Michael D. Carlozzi, John A. Ywoskus, Edward J. McGrath
  • Patent number: 6574745
    Abstract: A method and apparatus redundantly store data, in particular video data objects, in a distributed computer system having at least three processor systems, each processor system being connected in point to point two way channel interconnection with each other processor system. The data is stored in a redundant fashion both at the computer system level as well as the processor system level. Accordingly, the failure of a single processor does not adversely affect the integrity of the data. The computer system can also overlay a switching system connected in a ring fashion for providing a fault tolerance to the failure of a single connected processor system at the switch level. Accordingly, there results a fault tolerant data distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: SeaChange International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce E. Mann, Philip J. Trasatti, Michael D. Carlozzi, John A. Ywoskus, Edward J. McGrath
  • Patent number: 6571349
    Abstract: A method and apparatus redundantly store data, in particular video data objects, in a distributed computer system having at least three processor systems, each processor system being connected in point to point two way channel interconnection with each other processor system. The data is stored in a redundant fashion both at the computer system level as well as the processor system level. Accordingly, the failure of a single processor does not adversely affect the integrity of the data. The computer system can also overlay a switching system connected in a ring fashion for providing a fault tolerance to the failure of a single connected processor system at the switch level. Accordingly, there results a fault tolerant data distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Seachange Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce E. Mann, Philip J. Trasatti, Michael D. Carlozzi, John A. Ywoskus, Edward J. McGrath
  • Patent number: 6557114
    Abstract: A method and apparatus redundantly store data, in particular video data objects, in a distributed computer system having at least three processor systems, each processor system being connected in point to point two way channel interconnection with each other processor system. The data is stored in a redundant fashion both at the computer system level as well as the processor system level. Accordingly, the failure of a single processor does not adversely affect the integrity of the data. The computer system can also overlay a switching system connected in a ring fashion for providing a fault tolerance to the failure of a single connected processor system at the switch level. Accordingly, there results a fault tolerant data distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Seachange Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce E. Mann, Philip J. Trasatti, Michael D. Carlozzi, John A. Ywoskus, Edward J. McGrath
  • Publication number: 20030016596
    Abstract: A redundant array includes a plurality of disks, a bus coupling the disks, a receiving device, and a device to reconstruct a block stored in one of the disks. The device reconstructs the block with associated data and parity blocks from other disks. The device transmits the reconstructed block to the receiving device in response to the one of the disks being unavailable or degraded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventors: Kenneth F. Chiquoine, Bruce Mann, Michael D. Raspuzzi, Philip J. Trasatti
  • Patent number: 6449730
    Abstract: A method and apparatus redundantly store data, in particular video data objects, in a distributed computer system having at least three processor systems, each processor system being connected in point to point two way channel interconnection with each other processor system. The data is stored in a redundant fashion both at the computer system level as well as the processor system level. Accordingly, the failure of a single processor does not adversely affect the integrity of the data. The computer system can also overlay a switching system connected in a ring fashion for providing a fault tolerance to the failure of a single connected processor system at the switch level. Accordingly, there results a fault tolerant data distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: SeaChange Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce E. Mann, Philip J. Trasatti, Michael D. Carlozzi, John A. Ywoskus, Edward J. McGrath
  • Patent number: 6449248
    Abstract: A method for increasing service bandwidth in a cluster system having at least three nodes is described. The method includes storing data according to a distributed, redundant process, skipping one remote node when redundant data is stored on a reading node, and reading data from the cluster system using a stripe row reading process by applying an XOR operation to the redundant portion stored on the reading node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Seachange International, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip J. Trasatti, Bruce E. Mann
  • Patent number: 6438591
    Abstract: A system for managing an assemblage of entities. The entities interface within the assemblage for control of primary information handling functions and further interface with the system to permit the carrying out of management functions. The system includes management modules adapted to carry out management functions by independently interpreting and executing commands and a kernel including a table of dispatch pointers for directing the commands to the respective modules in which they are to be interpreted and executed. In addition, the system includes storage containing domain information defining groups of entities, where the kernel may issue a command to a group by issuing individual commands to appropriate modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Compaq Information Technologies Group L.P.
    Inventors: Leonard G. Fehskens, Colin Strutt, Steven K. Wong, Jill F. Callander, Peter H. Burgess, Kathy Jo Nelson, Matthew J. Guertin, Gerard R. Plouffe, Mark W. Sylor, Kenneth W. Chapman, Robert C. Schuchard, Stanley I. Goldfarb, Anil V. Navkal, Dennis O. Rogers, Linsey B. O'Brien, Philip J. Trasatti, Christine C. Chan-Lizardo, Benjamin M. England, James L. Lemmon, Jr., Richard L. Rosenbaum, Ruth E. J. Kohls, David L. Aronson, Allan B. Moore, Robert R. N. Ross, Danny L. Smith, William C. Adams, Jr., Arundahati G. Sankar, G. Paul Koning, Sheryl F. Namoglu, Mark J. Seger, Timothy M. Dixon, Jeffrey R. Harrow
  • Publication number: 20020032882
    Abstract: A redundant array includes a plurality of disks, a bus coupling the disks, a receiving device, and a device to reconstruct a block stored in one of the disks. The device reconstructs the block with associated data and parity blocks from other disks. The device transmits the reconstructed block to the receiving device in response to the one of the disks being slowly responding. A method includes requesting a first disk to transmit a first block, reconstructing, when necessary, the first block from associated data stored in other disks of a RAID configuration, and transmitting the reconstructed block directly to a receiving device. The transmitting is in response to the first disk not transmitting the block in a predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Applicant: Seachange Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce E. Mann, Philip J. Trasatti, John A. Ywoskus
  • Publication number: 20020013916
    Abstract: A method and apparatus redundantly store data, in particular video data objects, in a distributed computer system having at least three processor systems, each processor system being connected in point to point two way channel interconnection with each other processor system. The data is stored in a redundant fashion both at the computer system level as well as the processor system level. Accordingly, the failure of a single processor does not adversely affect the integrity of the data. The computer system can also overlay a switching system connected in a ring fashion for providing a fault tolerance to the failure of a single connected processor system at the switch level. Accordingly, there results a fault tolerant data distribution system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Applicant: Seachange Technology, Inc., a Delaware corporation
    Inventors: Bruce E. Mann, Philip J. Trasatti, Michael D. Carlozzi, John A. Ywoskus, Edward J. McGrath
  • Patent number: 6321345
    Abstract: A redundant array includes a plurality of disks, a bus coupling the disks, a receiving device, and a device to reconstruct a block stored in one of the disks. The device reconstructs the block with associated data and parity blocks from other disks. The device transmits the reconstructed block to the receiving device in response to the one of the disks being slowly responding. A method includes requesting a first disk to transmit a first block, reconstructing, when necessary, the first block from associated data stored in other disks of a RAID configuration, and transmitting the reconstructed block directly to a receiving device. The transmitting is in response to the first disk not transmitting the block in a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Seachange Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce E. Mann, Philip J. Trasatti, John A. Ywoskus
  • Publication number: 20010013104
    Abstract: A method and apparatus redundantly store data, in particular video data objects, in a distributed computer system having at least three processor systems, each processor system being connected in point to point two way channel interconnection with each other processor system. The data is stored in a redundant fashion both at the computer system level as well as the processor system level. Accordingly, the failure of a single processor does not adversely affect the integrity of the data. The computer system can also overlay a switching system connected in a ring fashion for providing a fault tolerance to the failure of a single connected processor system at the switch level. Accordingly, there results a fault tolerant data distribution system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Publication date: August 9, 2001
    Applicant: Seachange Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce E. Mann, Philip J. Trasatti, Michael D. Carlozzi, John A. Ywoskus, Edward J. McGrath
  • Patent number: 5996089
    Abstract: A method and apparatus redundantly store data, in particular video data objects, in a distributed computer system having at least three processor systems, each processor system being connected in point to point two way channel interconnection with each other processor system. The data is stored in a redundant fashion both at the computer system level as well as the processor system level. Accordingly, the failure of a single processor does not adversely affect the integrity of the data. The computer system can also overlay a switching system connected in a ring fashion for providing a fault tolerance to the failure of a single connected processor system at the switch level. Accordingly, there results a fault tolerant data distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Seachange International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce E. Mann, Philip J. Trasatti, Michael D. Carlozzi, John A. Ywoskus, Edward J. McGrath
  • Patent number: 5862312
    Abstract: A method and apparatus redundantly store data, in particular video data objects, in a distributed computer system having at least three processor systems, each processor system being connected in point to point two way channel interconnection with each other processor system. The data is stored in a redundant fashion both at the computer system level as well as the processor system level. Accordingly, the failure of a single processor does not adversely affect the integrity of the data. The computer system can also overlay a switching system connected in a ring fashion for providing a fault tolerance to the failure of a single connected processor system at the switch level. Accordingly, there results a fault tolerant data distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Seachange Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce E. Mann, Philip J. Trasatti, Michael D. Carlozzi, John A. Ywoskus, Edward J. McGrath
  • Patent number: 5475838
    Abstract: A system for managing an assemblage of entities. The entities interface within the assemblage for control of primary information handling functions and further interface with the system to permit the carrying out of management functions. The system includes management modules adapted to carry out management functions by independently interpreting and executing commands, a kernel including a table of dispatch pointers for directing the commands to the respective modules in which they are to be interpreted and executed, and an enroller for enrolling new modules into the system by adding further pointers to the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard G. Fehskens, Colin Strutt, Steven K. Wong, Jill F. Callander, Peter H. Burgess, Kathy J. Nelson, Matthew J. Guertin, Gerard R. Plouffe, Mark W. Sylor, Kenneth W. Chapman, Robert C. Schuchard, Stanley I. Goldfarb, Anil V. Navkal, Dennis O. Rogers, Linsey B. O'Brien, Philip J. Trasatti, Christine C. Chan-Lizardo, Benjamin M. England, James L. Lemmon, Jr., Richard L. Rosenbaum, Ruth E. J. Kohls, David L. Aronson, Allan B. Moore, Robert R. N. Ross, Danny L. Smith, William C. Adams, Jr., Arundahati G. Sankar, G. Paul Koning, Sheryl F. Namoglu, Mark J. Seger, Timothy M. Dixon, Jeffrey R. Harrow
  • Patent number: 5345587
    Abstract: A system for managing an assemblage of entities. The entities interface within the assemblage for control of primary information handling functions and further interface with the system to permit the carrying out of management functions. The system includes management modules adapted to carry out management functions by independently interpreting and executing commands, a kernel including a table of dispatch pointers for directing the commands to the respective modules in which they are to be interpreted and executed, and an enroller for enrolling new modules into the system by adding further pointers to the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard G. Fehskens, Colin Strutt, Steven K. Wong, Jill F. Callander, Peter H. Burgess, Kathy J. Nelson, Matthew J. Guertin, Mark W. Sylor, Kenneth W. Chapman, Robert C. Schuchard, Stanley I. Goldfarb, Dennis O. Rogers, Linsey B. O'Brien, Philip J. Trasatti, Benjamin M. England, James L. Lemmon, Jr., Richard L. Rosenbaum, Ruth E. J. Kohls, David L. Aronson, Robert R. N. Ross, Danny L. Smith, William C. Adams, Jr., G. Paul Koning, Sheryl F. Namoglu, Mark J. Seger, Timothy M. Dixon, Jeffrey R. Harrow