Patents by Inventor Shigeru Miyake

Shigeru Miyake 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: 7962601
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for creation, operation, management, and access control of network-based storage services. Specific embodiments provide improved efficiency of the service management tasks used for designing, operating and accounting the robust and profitable network services, for example. In representative embodiments, techniques for constructing integrated network and storage services are provided. In a specific embodiment, the service comprises of three major service components: virtual private networks (VPN), application servers and storage area networks (SAN). Each of these service components has its own customer identification information, such as VPN identifier for VPN services, process identifier for application servers and logical unit number (LUN) for storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishizaki, Shigeru Miyake
  • Patent number: 7949882
    Abstract: In a storage session management system in a storage area network, the session information blocks periodically collected from the storage devices in the network are grouped based on the information indicating the relation between sessions. That is, since a storage session management server in the management system integrally manages constitution information and operation information, when there is a possibility that circumstances such as a failure and the deterioration of performance occur in information devices, a failure notification module displays such circumstances and makes notification of them to a minimum necessary range that is consolidated by a session consolidation module, thereby a storage session can be managed without applying loads on the respective information devices and the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toui Miyawaki, Emiko Kobayashi, Takeshi Ishizaki, Shigeru Miyake
  • Publication number: 20100146098
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for creation, operation, management, and access control of network-based storage services. Specific embodiments provide improved efficiency of the service management tasks used for designing, operating and accounting the robust and profitable network services, for example. In representative embodiments, techniques for constructing integrated network and storage services are provided. In a specific embodiment, the service comprises of three major service components: virtual private networks (VPN), application servers and storage area networks (SAN). Each of these service components has its own customer identification information, such as VPN identifier for VPN services, process identifier for application servers and logical unit number (LUN) for storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishizakl, Shigeru Miyake
  • Patent number: 7693980
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for creation, operation, management, and access control of network-based storage services. Specific embodiments provide improved efficiency of the service management tasks used for designing, operating and accounting the robust and profitable network services, for example. In representative embodiments, techniques for constructing integrated network and storage services are provided. In a specific embodiment, the service comprises of three major service components: virtual private networks (VPN), application servers and storage area networks (SAN). Each of these service components has its own customer identification information, such as VPN identifier for VPN services, process identifier for application servers and logical unit number (LUN) for storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishizaki, Shigeru Miyake
  • Patent number: 7664758
    Abstract: An integrated database system comprises a plurality of database systems connected to one another through a network, each of the plurality of database systems managing its own stored data independently of the other database systems and accessing the stored data in accordance with an access request, and an integrated database unit connected to the network. The integrated database unit includes a directory database which stores a correspondence between each of the data stored in the plurality of database systems and a database system in which each of the data is stored, a directory control unit which acquires, by using the directory database, directory information corresponding to target data of the accepted access request, a database identifying unit which identifies a database system, and a database control unit which issues, on the basis of the acquired directory information, an access request to the database system having the target data of the accepted access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Urano, Kenichi Yoshida, Shigeru Miyake, Toshiaki Hirata, Masaaki Oya, Atsushi Mitomi
  • Patent number: 7649851
    Abstract: The invention relates to a network management method wherein: a service management equipment holds the mapping of services and virtual networks as management information; a managed server sends an advice to a VLAN management equipment when its status changes; and the VLAN management equipment receives the advice and refers to the information contained in the advice to thereby identify the managed server and the connection port of a network switch, and configures a virtual network belonging to the identified port of the network switch. The method alleviates the task of reconfiguration associated with the adding or deleting of servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Souichi Takashige, Takeshi Ishizaki, Shigeru Miyake
  • Patent number: 7617271
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for creation, operation and management of network-based storage services. Specific embodiments provide improved efficiency of the service management tasks used for designing, operating and accounting the robust and profitable network services, for example. In representative embodiments, techniques for constructing integrated network and storage services are provided. In a specific embodiment, the service comprises of three major service components: virtual private networks (VPN), application servers and storage area networks (SAN). Each of these service components has its own customer identification information, such as VPN identifier for VPN services, process identifier for application servers and logical unit number (LUN) for storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishizaki, Shigeru Miyake
  • Patent number: 7464152
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for creation, operation, management, and access control of network-based storage services. Specific embodiments provide improved efficiency of the service management tasks used for designing, operating and accounting the robust and profitable network services, for example. In representative embodiments, techniques for constructing integrated network and storage services are provided. In a specific embodiment, the service comprises of three major service components: virtual private networks (VPN), application servers and storage area networks (SAN). Each of these service components has its own customer identification information, such as VPN identifier for VPN services, process identifier for application servers and logical unit number (LUN) for storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishizaki, Shigeru Miyake, Hideyuki Yamamoto, Koichiro Otani
  • Patent number: 7379987
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for creation, operation, management, and access control of network-based storage services. Specific embodiments provide improved efficiency of the service management tasks used for designing, operating and accounting the robust and profitable network services, for example. In representative embodiments, techniques for constructing integrated network and storage services are provided. In a specific embodiment, the service comprises of three major service components: virtual private networks (VPN), application servers and storage area networks (SAN). Each of these service components has its own customer identification information, such as VPN identifier for VPN services, process identifier for application servers and logical unit number (LUN) for storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishizaki, Shigeru Miyake
  • Publication number: 20080043764
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for creation, operation, management, and access control of network-based storage services. Specific embodiments provide improved efficiency of the service management tasks used for designing, operating and accounting the robust and profitable network services, for example. In representative embodiments, techniques for constructing integrated network and storage services are provided. In a specific embodiment, the service comprises of three major service components: virtual private networks (VPN), application servers and storage area networks (SAN). Each of these service components has its own customer identification information, such as VPN identifier for VPN services, process identifier for application servers and logical unit number (LUN) for storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishizaki, Shigeru Miyake
  • Publication number: 20080034077
    Abstract: An operation management method wherein a storage device stores a plurality of pieces of first allocation information representative of a correspondence among at least business or service, network segments and logical addresses of networks, and when an instruction of setup for at least business or service provided by each managed computer is received from an external, an operation management apparatus generates a correspondence between the plurality of pieces of first allocation information and a plurality of pieces of second allocation information representative of a correspondence between the managed computers and a physical address of each of network connections. When a system configuration is changed, an operation object can be designated by using information such as business without depending upon a hardware structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Soichi Takashige, Kazuhide Aikoh, Shigeru Miyake
  • Patent number: 7243144
    Abstract: A set of integrated management tools for managing network elements and storage elements within a computer system is provided. The set of integrated management tools includes a SNMP manager module, a management map creation module, a storage network topology information creation module, an IP storage configuration module, a FC configuration module, a RAID configuration module, and a HBA configuration module. In one exemplary aspect, these modules are deployed in a distributed manner within a networked system having a number of nodes. Each node includes an IP server farm and a storage sub-system or network, such as, a SAN. Some of the nodes respectively include a local storage management (LSM) server. Some of the modules within the set of integrated management tools reside on the LSM server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Miyake
  • Patent number: 7237005
    Abstract: A job network setup method in a job management system which controls execution of jobs according to a set job network and which allows setup for data transfer from a preceding job to a succeeding job comprises enabling specifying such that data can be transferred from the preceding job to the succeeding job by linking a standard output of the preceding job to a standard input of the succeeding job when setting the succeeding job in setup of the job network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Honda, Takaki Kuroda, Taro Inoue, Shigeru Miyake, Shogo Mikami
  • Publication number: 20070110077
    Abstract: The invention relates to a network management method wherein: a service management equipment holds the mapping of services and virtual networks as management information; a managed server sends an advice to a VLAN management equipment when its status changes; and the VLAN management equipment receives the advice and refers to the information contained in the advice to thereby identify the managed server and the connection port of a network switch, and configures a virtual network belonging to the identified port of the network switch. The method alleviates the task of reconfiguration associated with the adding or deleting of servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Souichi Takashige, Takeshi Ishizaki, Shigeru Miyake
  • Patent number: 7197700
    Abstract: The disclosed is a method and system for storing a stencil for a job definition statement and data prescribing a user interface for job definition statement setup, generating data for executing a process for generating a job definition statement based on the contents set by a user via the user interface in accordance with the stencil for the job definition statement and the data prescribing the user interface for job definition statement setup, and generating a job definition statement by executing the process in accordance with the generated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Honda, Toshiaki Hirata, Shigeru Miyake, Yusuke Izumida, Takaki Kuroda, Atsushi Murase, Taro Inoue, Kenichi Kihara
  • Patent number: 7165251
    Abstract: A computer has a table for managing a relationship between classes under which data to be processed unique to each of at least one first application program is classified according to a function/attribute thereof, and processes assigned to each class and each capable of being executed by a second application program. The table manages a relationship between said process and said second application program that executes said process. An in-context launching managing method comprises: when one of said data is selected, specifying the class to which said selected data belongs; extracting at least one process that is assigned to said specified class, creating a process list including the extracted process, and displaying said created process list; when one of said process is selected from said process list, accepting said selected process; and specifying the second application program related to said accepted process, and starting said specified second application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaki Kuroda, Masanori Honda, Shigeru Miyake, Shigeyuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20060248142
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for creation, operation and management of network-based storage services. Specific embodiments provide improved efficiency of the service management tasks used for designing, operating and accounting the robust and profitable network services, for example. In representative embodiments, techniques for constructing integrated network and storage services are provided. In a specific embodiment, the service comprises of three major service components: virtual private networks (VPN), application servers and storage area networks (SAN). Each of these service components has its own customer identification information, such as VPN identifier for VPN services, process identifier for application servers and logical unit number (LUN) for storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishizaki, Shigeru Miyake
  • Publication number: 20060242290
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for creation, operation, management, and access control of network-based storage services. Specific embodiments provide improved efficiency of the service management tasks used for designing, operating and accounting the robust and profitable network services, for example. In representative embodiments, techniques for constructing integrated network and storage services are provided. In a specific embodiment, the service comprises of three major service components: virtual private networks (VPN), application servers and storage area networks (SAN). Each of these service components has its own customer identification information, such as VPN identifier for VPN services, process identifier for application servers and logical unit number (LUN) for storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishizaki, Shigeru Miyake, Hideyuki Yamamoto, Koichiro Otani
  • Publication number: 20060212719
    Abstract: In a storage session management system in a storage area network, the session information blocks periodically collected from the storage devices in the network are grouped based on the information indicating the relation between sessions. That is, since a storage session management server in the management system integrally manages constitution information and operation information, when there is a possibility that circumstances such as a failure and the deterioration of performance occur in information devices, a failure notification module displays such circumstances and makes notification of them to a minimum necessary range that is consolidated by a session consolidation module, thereby a storage session can be managed without applying loads on the respective information devices and the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Toui Miyawaki, Emiko Kobayashi, Takeshi Ishizaki, Shigeru Miyake
  • Patent number: 7099912
    Abstract: The present invention provides techniques for creation, operation and management of network-based storage services. Specific embodiments provide improved efficiency of the service management tasks used for designing, operating and accounting the robust and profitable network services, for example. In representative embodiments, techniques for constructing integrated network and storage services are provided. In a specific embodiment, the service comprises of three major service components: virtual private networks (VPN), application servers and storage area networks (SAN). Each of these service components has its own customer identification information, such as VPN identifier for VPN services, process identifier for application servers and logical unit number (LUN) for storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishizaki, Shigeru Miyake