Patents by Inventor Stephen Manley

Stephen Manley 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: 9191323
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems implementing adaptive data transmission are disclosed. A universal data collector can act as an intermediary between a log producer and a log processor. The universal data collector can be connected to the log producer through a first, reliable network. The universal data collector can be connected to the log processor through a second, less reliable network. The universal data collector can perform a multi-phase commit of data to ensure that the log data are saved by the log processor. The universal data collector can smooth the data transmission from the universal data collector to the log processor through a network, including adaptively buffering the log data according to available network bandwidth of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: TIBCO Software Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Manley, Laurent Pautet, Prasanna Kumar Malaiyandi
  • Patent number: 8703042
    Abstract: A method and system for method for removing solid accretions from a copper anode or holding furnace using coherent jet lance assembly directed towards the solid accretions in the bottom portion of the copper anode furnace to melt the solid accretions over an extended period of time without damage to the furnace refractory proximate a point of stream impingement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Praxair Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian C. Deneys, Stephen A. Manley, William J. Mahoney, Kevin W. Albrecht, Jesse E. Cates, Arsenio C. Enriquez, Jr., Kyle Brent Wright
  • Publication number: 20140102257
    Abstract: A method and system for the copper anode refining is provided in which coherent jet technology is employed to heat the molten blister copper and/or melt scrap copper charges using a melting flame, oxidize the sulfur in the molten blister copper, and reduce the oxygen in the molten blister copper using top-blown coherent jet gas streams from one or more multi-functional, coherent jet lance assemblies. The present system and method employs a microprocessor-based controller operatively controlling the flow of an oxygen-containing gas, an inert gas, a reducing agent and a fuel to the coherent jet lance. The disclosed copper anode refining system and method greatly improves copper production while lowering oxidation /reduction cycle times and minimizing NOx emissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: David B. George, Arsenio Enriquez, Adrian Christian Denys, William John Mahoney, Ian Francis Masterson, Stephen Manley, Jesse Cates, Kevin Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8623114
    Abstract: A method and system for the copper anode refining is provided in which coherent jet technology is employed to heat the molten blister copper and/or melt scrap copper charges using a melting flame, oxidize the sulfur in the molten blister copper, and reduce the oxygen in the molten blister copper using top-blown coherent jet gas streams from one or more multi-functional, coherent jet lance assemblies. The present system and method employs a microprocessor-based controller operatively controlling the flow of an oxygen-containing gas, an inert gas, a reducing agent and a fuel to the coherent jet lance. The disclosed copper anode refining system and method greatly improves copper production while lowering oxidation/reduction cycle times and minimizing NOx emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Praxair Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. George, Arsenio C. Enriquez, Jr., Adrian Christian Deneys, William John Mahoney, Ian Francis Masterson, Stephen Manley, Jesse Cates, Kevin Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8484230
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems implementing dynamic parsing rules are disclosed. Log data from a variety of log producers can be parsed using parsing rules to generate information about an information system. The parsing rules can include system parsing rules and custom parsing rules. A state machine can be used to detect conflicts between various parsing rules. A central server can distribute the system parsing rules and custom parsing rules to one or more remote servers for distributed processing. In a hierarchical parsing system, a first tier parser can be used to identify types of sources generating the log data. Log data from each type of log source can be sent to a second tier parser that corresponds to the type of log source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: TIBCO Software Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Harnett, Achyutram Bhamidipaty, Abinas Tewari, Stephen Manley, Stephen Morgan, Peter Nicklin, Jean-Francois Roy
  • Patent number: 8433823
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems implementing random access data compression are disclosed. Data can be stored in a data structure in compressed or non-compressed form. The data structure can include a header block, one or more data blocks, and one or more index blocks. Each data block can include data compressed using different compression technology. The header block can include searchable references to the data blocks, which can be located in the data structure after the header block. The searchable references permit non-sequential access to the data blocks. The data blocks can be organized independent of a file system structure. The header block can additionally include references to the one or more index blocks, which can expand the references in the header block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: TIBCO Software Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Roger Hugly, Stephen Manley
  • Publication number: 20120197914
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems implementing dynamic parsing rules are disclosed. Log data from a variety of log producers can be parsed using parsing rules to generate information about an information system. The parsing rules can include system parsing rules and custom parsing rules. A state machine can be used to detect conflicts between various parsing rules. A central server can distribute the system parsing rules and custom parsing rules to one or more remote servers for distributed processing. In a hierarchical parsing system, a first tier parser can be used to identify types of sources generating the log data. Log data from each type of log source can be sent to a second tier parser that corresponds to the type of log source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Tim Harnett, Achyutram Bhamidipaty, Abinas Tewari, Stephen Manley, Stephen Morgan, Peter Nicklin, Jena-Francois Roy
  • Publication number: 20120175827
    Abstract: A method and system for method for removing solid accretions from a copper anode or holding furnace using coherent jet lance assembly directed towards the solid accretions in the bottom portion of the copper anode furnace to melt the solid accretions over an extended period of time without damage to the furnace refractory proximate a point of stream impingement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Adrian C. Deneys, Stephen A. Manley, William J. Mahoney, Kevin W. Albrecht, Jesse E. Cates, Arsenio C. Enriquez, JR., Kyle Brent Wright
  • Patent number: 8190836
    Abstract: An image-based backup backs up one or more snapshots of a volume without duplicating common data blocks. A backup engine receives a request to generate a backup image of a volume. In response to the request, the backup engine generates the backup image including data blocks and metadata describing attributes of the data blocks. The data blocks and the metadata arranged in the backup image in a same order as they were retrieved without imposing any additional ordering constraints on the data blocks and the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Network Appliance, Inc.
    Inventors: Ling Zheng, Durga M. Arikatla, Vinay Hangud, Stephen Manley, Hsing Yuan
  • Publication number: 20120109909
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems implementing random access data compression are disclosed. Data can be stored in a data structure in compressed or non-compressed form. The data structure can include a header block, one or more data blocks, and one or more index blocks. Each data block can include data compressed using different compression technology. The header block can include searchable references to the data blocks, which can be located in the data structure after the header block. The searchable references permit non-sequential access to the data blocks. The data blocks can be organized independent of a file system structure. The header block can additionally include references to the one or more index blocks, which can expand the references in the header block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Roger Hugly, Stephen Manley
  • Publication number: 20120089568
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems implementing adaptive data transmission are disclosed. A universal data collector can act as an intermediary between a log producer and a log processor. The universal data collector can be connected to the log producer through a first, reliable network. The universal data collector can be connected to the log processor through a second, less reliable network. The universal data collector can perform a multi-phase commit of data to ensure that the log data are saved by the log processor. The universal data collector can smooth the data transmission from the universal data collector to the log processor through a network, including adaptively buffering the log data according to available network bandwidth of the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen Manley, Laurent Pautet, Prasanna Kumar Malaiyandi
  • Patent number: 8126847
    Abstract: Image-based data restoration restores an entire image of a volume or selective files. A restore engine receives a request to restore data from a backup image that includes a plurality of data blocks and metadata describing attributes of the data blocks. In response to the request, the restore engine determines a restore mode. If it is determined to be a logical restore mode, the restore engine restores a file by retrieving the metadata associated with the file and the data blocks that are pointed to by the metadata. If it is determined to be an image restore mode, the restore engine restores an entire image of the volume by using the data blocks in the backup image without using the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Network Appliance, Inc.
    Inventors: Ling Zheng, Durga M. Arikatla, Vinay Hangud, Stephen Manley, Hsing Yuan
  • Publication number: 20120036963
    Abstract: A method and system for the copper anode refining is provided in which coherent jet technology is employed to heat the molten blister copper and/or melt scrap copper charges using a melting flame, oxidize the sulfur in the molten blister copper, and reduce the oxygen in the molten blister copper using top-blown coherent jet gas streams from one or more multi-functional, coherent jet lance assemblies. The present system and method employs a microprocessor-based controller operatively controlling the flow of an oxygen-containing gas, an inert gas, a reducing agent and a fuel to the coherent jet lance. The disclosed copper anode refining system and method greatly improves copper production while lowering oxidation/reduction cycle times and minimizing NOx emissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: David B. George, Arsenio C. Enriquez, JR., Adrian Christian Deneys, William John Mahoney, Ian Francis Masterson, Stephen Manley, Jesse Cates, Kevin Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8046333
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a traversal engine that traverses (walks) through metadata containers (e.g., inodes) in a file system and determines the metadata containers that have been modified (added, changed, deleted, or renamed) within a particular time interval. A modified metadata container corresponds to a data container (e.g., file or directory) that has been modified within the particular time interval. The traversal engine records, into a table, information about the modified metadata containers. The traversal engine also records, into the table, parent information corresponding to an immediate parent of a modified data container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Fang Wang, Ling Zheng, Stephen Manley
  • Patent number: 8028135
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the invention, a storage server is mirrored onto a mirroring server. The mirroring server maintains point-in-time images of data stored on the storage server. The point-in-time images have a retention period. During the retention period, the point-in-time images must be maintained to comply with 17 C.F.R. 240.17a-4 (the “Rule”). When a command to delete a point-in-time image is issued, the file system of the mirroring server references a table including a list of point-in-time images and their retention dates. If the current date is greater than the retention date, the point-in-time image is deleted. If the current date is less than the retention date, the point-in-time image cannot be deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Manley, William McGovern
  • Patent number: 7904466
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus and method for presenting differences in a file system. In an embodiment, an application programming interface receives a request from a host, where the request is for a listing of changes in the file system within a time interval. A comparison unit determines each metadata container that has changed in the file system within the time interval. The application programming interface buffers at least one identifier that corresponds to a metadata container that has changed in the file system within the time interval. The application programming interface packages and transmits the at least one identifier to the host. The at least one identifier is readable on the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Valencia, Ling Zheng, Stephen Manley
  • Patent number: 7472242
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include creating a subsequent backup copy of a data set by storing a full backup copy of the data set to reflect a state of a data set including blocks of data, at a first point in time. At a second point in time, after the first point in time, changes to the data set are identified. Next, as part of the subsequent backup copy, only each block of the data set which has been changed or added since the first point in time is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Network Appliance, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Deshmukh, Stephen Manley, Collin Park, Kiyoshi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 7452401
    Abstract: A method of injecting oxygen into a melt located within a metallurgical furnace having a heated furnace atmosphere in which oxygen and fuel is injected into 1 or more nozzles having passageways of converging-diverging configuration under choked flow conditions to produce supersonic jet or jets discharged from the passageways. Fuel is injected into internal circumferential locations of the passageways so as to impart a structure to the jets being discharged that have an outer circumferential region containing a mixture of fuel and oxygen and a central region containing essentially oxygen. Such a structured jet upon discharge interacts with the furnace atmosphere to create an outer shear-mixing zone in which the outer circumferential layer mixes with the heated furnace atmosphere and auto-ignites to produce a flame envelope surrounding a supersonic jet of oxygen. The jet of oxygen and flame envelope can be directed against a melt contained within the metallurgical furnace for injection of oxygen into the melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Praxair Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: William John Mahoney, Michael Francis Riley, Adrian Christian Deneys, Gary Thomas Vardian, Stephen A. Manley
  • Patent number: 7437523
    Abstract: A file folding technique reduces the number of duplicate data blocks of the file consumed on a storage device of a file server. According to the file folding technique, the “old” data blocks are being overwritten with “new” data and that new data is identical to the data of the “old” data, no write operation occurs. The invention reduces disk space consumption in a file server and also reduces the number of write operations directed to disks associated with the file server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Network Appliance, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Ting, Stephen Manley
  • Patent number: 7437601
    Abstract: A method and system for re-synchronizing a broken asynchronous data mirror while preserving data that is unique to either a first volume or second volume making up the mirror are disclosed. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a common data recovery point is determined. Based on the common data recovery point, data unique to a first volume is identified and sequestered by, for example, copying the unique data to a third volume on a re-synchronization data storage device. Next, that unique data is eliminated. Finally, data unique to the second volume is identified based on the common data recovery point. The data unique to the second volume is copied to the first volume, thereby synchronizing the two volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Network Appliance, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Manley, Kiyoshi Komatsu