Patents by Inventor Stephen Perrin

Stephen Perrin 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: 8938457
    Abstract: Providing information classification in a computer system for use in an information management system. Information management provides services such as data protection, backup, retention, compliance, etc., by classifying the objects and/or environment of an entity according to its value to the entity. Initially a series of rules are identified relating to information management services. Using these rules, information is classified into categories by using a series of plugins that relate to specific characteristics of information within data. Often, classification includes the collection and/or generation of metadata. After the data is classified, service level objectives can be identified and mapped to service levels. After service levels are selected, the corresponding actions can be orchestrated such that the objects of the entity received the selected services in the service level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Manoj Nair, Stephen Perrin, Iva Blazina Vukelja, Alex Rankov, Mark Weng Soon Wah, Naveen Sunkavally, John Philip Bell
  • Publication number: 20130066843
    Abstract: Providing information classification in a computer system for use in an information management system. Information management provides services such as data protection, backup, retention, compliance, etc., by classifying the objects and/or environment of an entity according to its value to the entity. Initially a series of rules are identified relating to information management services. Using these rules, information is classified into categories by using a series of plugins that relate to specific characteristics of information within data. Often, classification includes the collection and/or generation of metadata. After the data is classified, service level objectives can be identified and mapped to service levels. After service levels are selected, the corresponding actions can be orchestrated such that the objects of the entity received the selected services in the service level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: EMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manoj Nair, Stephen Perrin, Iva Blazina Vukelja, Alex Rankov, Mark Weng Soon Wah, Naveen Sunkavllly
  • Patent number: 8046366
    Abstract: A method and system for providing data indexing as a customizable service within an information management system. One exemplary method collects information about data objects in a computer system and maps each of the data objects to a service level objective for defining a level of data indexing to be applied to the data objects. The level of data indexing may define whether or not a file will be indexed, and to what extent the file will be indexed. Then, the method orchestrates the data indexing according to the service level objective of each of the data objects. The present invention allows a user to customize data indexing on a file by file basis so that only those files in need of indexing are indexed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Perrin, Manoj Nair, Iva Blazina Vukelja, John Philip Bell, II, Alex Rankov
  • Patent number: 7752312
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing information management services to data objects at both global and local levels. The computer system includes an information management server for providing customized services to the data objects. One exemplary method identifies data objects that have been divided into logical groups within a computer system. A first and second set of information management rules are also identified, where the first set of information management rules has been associated with one of the logical groups. The first set of information management rules is applied to the data objects located within the logical group associated with the first set of information management rules, and the second set of information management rules is applied to all of the data objects in all of the logical groups. The second set of information management rules may include global service areas and levels that are offered by the information management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Perrin, Manoj Nair, Iva Blazina Vukelja, John Philip Bell, II, Alex Rankov
  • Patent number: 7640345
    Abstract: Providing information management in a networked environment. Information management provides services such as data protection, backup, retention, compliance, etc., by classifying the objects and/or infrastructure of an entity according to its value to the entity. Information management begins by discovering the data in a network and by discovering the servers and services operating in a network. Next, the data is classified according to rules that can be set by the entity, by the line of business within the entity, by regulation, and the like. Often, classification includes the collection and/or generation of metadata. After the data is classified, service level objectives can be identified and mapped to service levels. After service levels are selected, the corresponding actions can be orchestrated such that the objects of the entity received the selected services in the service level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Manoj Nair, Stephen Perrin, Iva Blazina Vukelja, Arun Dugganapally, John Philip Bell, II, Alex Rankov, Mark Weng Soon Wah
  • Publication number: 20080022294
    Abstract: Current technology now allows wireless handheld devices the capability of receiving broadcast video and audio. To determine who is watching and who is listening to such broadcasts a different type of metering methodology is needed. This invention relates to gathering, transmitting, storing and analyzing who is watching or listening to a particular video or audio broadcast and then matching this information to a particular demographic to which the watcher or listener belongs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Stephen Perrin, William Hodgman
  • Publication number: 20060129861
    Abstract: A computer system has a main display attached to a computer chassis. The computer chassis includes a high power, high performance main processor running applications on a first operating system platform. The auxiliary display module has a low power, low performance auxiliary processor, a small touch-screen display and a keypad. The main processor interfaces with a keyboard on the upper surface of the chassis and a main display. In a high power mode, there is no display and keypad input in the auxiliary display module. In a power sleep mode, power is removed from the first processor, the main display and many of the components in the computer chassis. However, key functions, such as email, a contact list, and an appointment calendar can be accessed using the auxiliary display module. In a low power mode, the main display shuts off and many of the components in the computer chassis are powered down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Martin Kee, Chao-Chi Chen, Rod Fleck, Craig O'Connell, Stephen Perrin, Michael Clarke
  • Publication number: 20050264986
    Abstract: A processor module is packaged with a display for a portable electronic device. The display is designed to create a space within a display housing to allow a processor module to be included in the display housing. The processor module can be designed to be integral with the display housing. Additionally, the processor module can be designed to be detachable from the display housing to provide a removable processor module. The removable processor module can be replaced with another processor module having different functionality or have stand alone functionality, as well as system functionality when attached to a display lid or a portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Martin Kee, Michael Clarke, Rod Fleck, Chao-Chi Chen, Craig O'Connell, Stephen Perrin
  • Publication number: 20050237702
    Abstract: A processor module is packaged with a display for a portable electronic device. The display is designed to create a space within a display housing to allow a processor module to be included in the display housing. The processor module can be designed to be integral with the display housing. Additionally, the processor module can be designed to be detachable from the display housing to provide a removable processor module. The removable processor module can be replaced with another processor module having different functionality or have stand alone functionality, as well as system functionality when attached to a display lid or a portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Martin Kee, Michael Clarke, Rod Fleck, Chao-Chi Chen, Craig O'Connell, Stephen Perrin
  • Publication number: 20050073515
    Abstract: A processor module is packaged with a display for a portable electronic device. The display is designed to create a space within a display housing to allow a processor module to be included in the display housing. The processor module can be designed to be integral with the display housing. Additionally, the processor module can be designed to be detachable from the display housing to provide a removable processor module. The removable processor module can be replaced with another processor module having different functionality or have stand alone functionality, as well as system functionality when attached to a display lid or a portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventors: Martin Kee, Michael Clarke, Rod Fleck, Chao-Chi Chen, Craig O'Connell, Stephen Perrin
  • Publication number: 20050076088
    Abstract: A computer system has a removable module that contains a processor, other electrical components, and a battery. When the module has been removed from the computer system, the processor runs an application that interacts with the electrical components in the module to provide stand-alone functionality. When the removable module is in the computer system, the module is accessed by the computer system to cause the computer system to perform some of the functionality provided by the module. The functionality provided by the removable module includes receiving emails, displaying an appointment calendar, displaying a contacts listing, providing audio content, providing cellular telephone service, obtaining a video image, providing biometric identification information, sensing position, and displaying a television picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventors: Martin Kee, Chao-Chi Chen, Rod Fleck, Craig O'Connell, Stephen Perrin, Michael Clarke
  • Publication number: 20050076256
    Abstract: An electronic device, such as a hand-held portable computer, is provided with capability to operate an application during a low power mode. During the low power mode, portions of hardware, software, services, and/or other components of the portable computer that are not necessary to the operation of the application is suspended or otherwise deactivated. As each task is performed by the application, the components that are no longer needed for subsequent tasks to be performed by the application are also deactivated and reactivated as needed. The deactivation can be performed in sequence from the highest-level components to the lowest-level components to ensure that components that are needed by other components are not prematurely deactivated. A specific set of events transitions the portable computer out of the low power mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Applicant: Vulcan Portals Inc.
    Inventors: Rod Fleck, Rex Flynn, Martin Kee, Stephen Perrin
  • Publication number: 20050066207
    Abstract: A low power media player is provided for an electronic device, such as a hand-held portable computer having capability to operate an application during a low power mode. During the low power mode, portions of hardware, software, services, and/or other components of the portable computer that are not necessary to the operation of the low power media player are suspended or otherwise deactivated. Rather than repeatedly accessing a hard disk to read media files for playback, the low power media player limits its number of access operations by reading as many media files as possible during each access operation, and then caching the read media files. When playback of the media files is to be performed, the media files are read from the cache, thereby reducing the amount of power consumption attributable to hard disk access operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Applicant: Vulcan Portals Inc.
    Inventors: Rod Fleck, Rex Flynn, Martin Kee, Stephen Perrin
  • Publication number: 20050066209
    Abstract: A computer system has a main display attached to a computer chassis. The computer chassis includes a high power, high performance main processor running applications on a first operating system platform. The auxiliary display module has a low power, low performance auxiliary processor, a small touch-screen display and a keypad. The main processor interfaces with a keyboard on the upper surface of the chassis and a main display. In a high power mode, there is no display and keypad input in the auxiliary display module. In a power sleep mode, power is removed from the first processor, the main display and many of the components in the computer chassis. However, key functions, such as email, a contact list, and an appointment calendar can be accessed using the auxiliary display module. In a low power mode, the main display shuts off and many of the components in the computer chassis are powered down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventors: Martin Kee, Chao-Chi Chen, Rod Fleck, Craig O'Connell, Stephen Perrin, Michael Clarke
  • Publication number: 20050064911
    Abstract: A user interface (UI) for use with a secondary display module of a mobile electronic device. The UI allows the user to access application data without activating the operating system (OS) of the main portion of the mobile electronic device. The UI can allow the user to access application data by activating the OS and an associated low-power application without launching the application. The UI also provides a simple mechanism to disable wireless components of the mobile electronic device while allowing the user to use other non-wireless components. The secondary display module can be detached from a main portion of the mobile electronic device, with the UI being automatically activated. The UI can be automatically activated (or deactivated) in response to deactivation (or activation) of the UI of the main display of the mobile electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Applicant: Vulcan Portals, Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Chi Chen, Martin Kee, Craig O'Connell, Anne Armstrong, Stephen Perrin
  • Publication number: 20050066006
    Abstract: Low power email capabilities are provided for an electronic device, such as a hand-held portable computer having capability to operate an application during a low power mode. During the low power mode, portions of hardware, software, services, and/or other components of the portable computer that are not necessary for email-related operations, such as polling a server for new email, are suspended or otherwise deactivated. At least a portion of a new email is stored in a memory of a low power display module (LPDM) of the portable computer. The LPDM is provided with its own low-power processing unit, user interface, and other components to allow access to and manipulation of the stored email while other components of the portable computer remain deactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Applicant: Vulcan Portals Inc.
    Inventors: Rod Fleck, Rex Flynn, Martin Kee, Stephen Perrin
  • Patent number: 4006312
    Abstract: A sound recording and reproducing machine in which information is recorded in an endless recording medium in a series of tracks which extend lengthwise of the medium at locations mutually spaced in a direction laterally of the medium. When a plurality of electrical signals, each representing information, are applied to the machine the tracks are formed in a predetermined sequence. When a predetermined command signal is applied to the machine recorded information is reproduced from the tracks in the reverse order from the order in which the tracks were formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1977
    Inventors: Leonard Rubenstein, Stephen Perrin Robinson
  • Patent number: 4004276
    Abstract: A remotely controllable electrical equipment is fitted with a decoder device associated with which is an unlocking circuit. Access to the electrical equipment is obtained by transmitting an access signal from a remote coder device. The access signal is made up of three groups of pulsed electrical signals, each group comprising two pulses of frequencies different from each other. The first group of pulses unlocks the unlocking circuit for a first predetermined interval of time. If the second group of pulses arrives within this first predetermined interval of time the unlocking circuit is unlocked for a second predetermined interval of time. If the third group of pulses arrives in the second predetermined interval of time an output signal is applied to the associated electrical equipment. Control signals for operating the equipment can then be transmitted from the coder device to the equipment via the decoder device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1977
    Assignee: Ansafone Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Perrin Robinson, David Charles Evans, Martin Hewitt
  • Patent number: D367556
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Assignee: Illah/California Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Perrin
  • Patent number: D419813
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Inventor: Stephen Perrin