Patents by Inventor Ravi Mulam

Ravi Mulam 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: 8719444
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for delegating commands for a network attached storage system is described. A command permission associated with a command to be executed on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) server is delegated to a user of a NAS client having a mounted network filesystem of the NAS server. The command is issued through the filesystem of the NAS client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Panzura, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Yen-pan Chou, Ravi Mulam
  • Patent number: 8341363
    Abstract: Snapshots of data and metadata associated with the data are created. The snapshot of the data is separate from the snapshot of the associated metadata. The snapshot of metadata is maintained locally in a cloud network attached storage (NAS) and globally. The snapshot of data is maintained according to an accessibility metric. Snapshot of metadata is transmitted from a backup remote site to a cloud network attached storage (NAS). A request for data corresponding to the metadata is received from the cloud NAS. The requested data is not available at the cloud NAS. The requested data is transmitted from the backup site to the cloud NAS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Panzura, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Yen-pang Chou, Ravi Mulam, Steve Jung
  • Patent number: 8306948
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments describe interactions and synchronization techniques for global deduplication file systems. In one embodiment of the invention, a method and system implements a global deduplication file system between a plurality of interconnected systems located in different locations globally by making use of the deduplication dictionary included in metadata being periodically snapshot. In yet another embodiment of the invention, a method implements a global deduplication file system between a plurality of interconnected systems located in different locations globally and provides appropriate read/write locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Panzura, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Yen-pang Chou, Steve Jung, Ravi Mulam
  • Publication number: 20110270803
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for delegating commands for a network attached storage system is described. A command permission associated with a command to be executed on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) server is delegated to a user of a NAS client having a mounted network filesystem of the NAS server. The command is issued through the filesystem of the NAS client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: PIXEL8 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Randy Yen-pang Chou, Ravi Mulam
  • Publication number: 20110270800
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and systems implementing global deduplication file systems are described. In one embodiment of the invention, a method and system implements a global deduplication file system between a plurality of interconnected systems located in different locations globally by making use of the deduplication dictionary included in metadata being periodically snapshot. In yet another embodiment of the invention, a method implements a global deduplication file system between a plurality of interconnected systems located in different locations globally and provides appropriate read/write locks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: PIXEL8 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Randy Yen-pang Chou, Steve Jung, Ravi Mulam
  • Publication number: 20110271067
    Abstract: Snapshots of data and metadata associated with the data are created. The snapshot of the data is separate from the snapshot of the associated metadata. The snapshot of metadata is maintained locally in a cloud network attached storage (NAS) and globally. The snapshot of data is maintained according to an accessibility metric. Snapshot of metadata is transmitted from a backup remote site to a cloud network attached storage (NAS). A request for data corresponding to the metadata is received from the cloud NAS. The requested data is not available at the cloud NAS. The requested data is transmitted from the backup site to the cloud NAS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: PIXEL8 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Randy Yen-pang Chou, Ravi Mulam, Steve Jung