File Systems; File Servers (epo) Patents (Class 707/E17.01)
  • Patent number: 10127252
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with history and scenario data tracking are described. In one embodiment, a method includes recording, in an overlay table, a scenario comprising a set of respective modified records resulting from respective operations performed on respective selected records in project data, such that the selected records remain unmodified in the project data. In response to a request for the project data as modified by the scenario, the method includes combining records in the project data with the modified records in the overlay table to create a scenario result, such that the selected records are not included in the scenario result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Kelly Diehl
  • Patent number: 10127069
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to automatically configure monitoring of a virtual machine are disclosed. An example method includes identifying a first virtual machine in a first application definition. The example method also includes automatically installing an agent on a second virtual machine when (1) the second virtual machine is not included in the first application definition and (2) the second virtual machine is identified as having a designated configuration, and updating a status of the agent of the second virtual machine to indicate that the installed agent is running. The example method also includes applying a monitoring policy to the second virtual machine, the monitoring policy to be executed by the agent based on a resource automatically identified by the agent of the second virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Zada, Asaf Kariv, Mayan Weiss, Amir Wiener, Ella Rozanov
  • Patent number: 10120700
    Abstract: Storage management is disclosed, including: causing at least a control portion of a virtual disk to be created for a virtual machine; and using the at least control portion of the virtual disk as a communication channel between the virtual machine and a storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Tintri Inc.
    Inventors: Rex R. Walters, Brandon W. Salmon
  • Patent number: 10108350
    Abstract: An apparatus for implementing an enhanced-write-bandwidth caching stream includes a memory that stores machine instructions and a processor that executes the machine instructions. The apparatus apportions a first address space and a second address space that comprises a logical namespace. The apparatus also subjects the first address space to host-write throttling, and exempts the second address space from host-write throttling. The apparatus further requires that valid data in memory cells corresponding to the second address space be invalidated at an interval not to exceed a number of host writes equaling the capacity of the second address space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Michael Espeseth, Colin Christopher McCambridge, David George Dreyer
  • Patent number: 10108638
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for integrating a file system of a virtual machine into a native file explorer of a client system, a virtualization infrastructure that manages at least one virtual machine is accessed. The virtual machine is discovered. The file system of virtual machine is accessed. The file system of virtual machines is integrated with the native file explorer of the client system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Chandrasekaran, Ravi Kant Cherukupalli, Uttam Gupta
  • Patent number: 10102020
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for deploying a virtual machine (VM) are disclosed. According to one exemplary method, the method includes receiving a request for creating a VM. The method also includes creating the VM using a VM operating system (OS) stored in a read-only memory, wherein the read-only memory is shared among a plurality of VMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SINGAPORE (HOLDINGS) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Tudor Cornea, George Comanescu, Adrian Stanciu, Konstantin Belov
  • Patent number: 10078552
    Abstract: Techniques for distributing data in a distributed data storage system using a hierarchy rule that is generated based on a spreading policy and a set of tolerable failures specified by a user in absence of system deployment information are disclosed. The system includes a controller node which receives a request including a spreading policy and a protection level for spreading a first data object. The controller node determines a hierarchy rule corresponding to the spreading policy based on the protection level. The controller node distributes the first data object in the system using the hierarchy rule and the spreading policy. The controller node receives a reconfiguration of system deployment. The controller node distributes a second data object in the system based on providing protection of the protection level to the second data object without affecting protection of the same protection level applied to the first data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Koen De Keyser, Frederik Jacqueline Luc De Schrijver, Stijn Blyweert
  • Patent number: 10073721
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are disclosed for implementing non-blocking writes to eliminate the fetch-before-write requirement by creating an in-memory patch for the updated page and unblocking the calling process. Non-blocking writes eliminate such blocking by buffering the written data elsewhere in memory and unblocking the writing process immediately. Subsequent reads to the updated page locations are also made non-blocking and, in some cases, can be eliminated when the read request can be serviced from in-memory patches. Implementation scenarios can include an operating system (OS) enhancement, revision to an existing OS component (e.g., the OS kernel), special OS component, or enhancement to the software or firmware of the controller software or microcontroller of a storage device or array of storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Raju Rangaswami, Daniel Campello, Luis Useche, Hector Lopez, Ricardo Koller
  • Patent number: 10073902
    Abstract: Storage access requests are received from one or more applications. Multiple servers update multiple virtual disks as directed by the storage access requests. The virtual disks store data that is write order dependent across the virtual disks. Logs are associated with the virtual disks. Information associated with each storage access request is stored in one of the logs. A cycle of log switching is performed. A write order consistent tracking coordinator coordinates the log switching with agents at the servers to maintain request ordering. Replication coordinators coordinate the application of the switched-out log files from primary storage to replica storage, creating a write-order consistent point on the replica side matching the primary side, and providing for failure resiliency regarding transfer of the logs. The replication logs may be received individually on the replica side from the servers on the primary side to enable highly scalable parallel/simultaneous transfers of the logs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sriravi Kotagiri, Rahul Newaskar, Ajay Bhave, Yadnyesh Joshi
  • Patent number: 10063657
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes methods, software, and systems, including a method for managing co-pending, identical data requests. An initial request is received for a first data object. Processing of the initial request is initiated, including dispatching the initial request to a server. Prior to receiving a response to the dispatched initial request, a first identical request is received. The first identical request is held without dispatching. Prior to receiving the response to the dispatched initial request, a second identical request is received. The first identical request is disregarded and the second identical request is held without dispatching the second identical request to the server. The responsive data object is received in response to the initial request. The responsive data object is provided in response to the second identical request, the providing occurring without initiating processing, by the server, of the first identical request and the second identical request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SAP Portals Israel Ltd
    Inventor: Yan Vulich
  • Patent number: 10061926
    Abstract: A method and system for unlocking and deleting a file or a folder. The method for unlocking the file or the folder comprises: receiving an unlock request of a file or a folder, wherein the unlock request includes an input parameter; verifying whether the input parameter complies with a preset condition; if the input parameter complies with the preset condition, correcting a deformed path format of the file or the folder and/or the special file name of the file or the special folder name of the folder according to a preset rule; determining whether restrictive setting of the corrected file or folder is present; and if yes, cleaning the restrictive setting of the file or the folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Limited
    Inventors: Wenbin Zheng, Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 10042828
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for representing and controlling documents including rich text for Web based applications and browsers is provided so that editing of rich text can be facilitated within the browsers. The rich text is represented in a memory structure so that various formats may be flexible maintained. Text, images, tables, links and the like are represented in the memory structure, which may be maintained in databases for eventual editing. A controller class and subsidiary classes represent the rich text and provide methods to convert html to the memory structure and back, representing the rich text in a relational database, retrieving the rich text from a relational database, and presenting the rich text for editing. A spell checking facility for the rich text is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: James R. Wason
  • Patent number: 10042527
    Abstract: A computer system having a graphical user interface that includes a display and a user interface selection device. The computer system includes a method of displaying and navigating calendar events. The method includes selecting an initial calendar time period for display; selecting initial time units; displaying a band looped around an axis from a point of view located on the axis wherein the band depicts the time units and the calendar events on the side facing the axis in chronological order; and using the user interface selection device to receive navigation commands moving the view point along the axis and/or rotating the band around the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Ulrich Seuthe
  • Patent number: 10037334
    Abstract: A system for memory management for Virtual Machines (VMs), including a host computer system running a host operating system (OS); at least two Virtual Machines (VMs) running on the host computer system, wherein each of the VMs has a Guest OS supporting a guest file system with execution-in-place that allows code execution without an intermediate buffer cache; a hypervisor configured to control the VMs; and a thin provisioning block device configured to store shared pages and formed of at least one delta file. The hypervisor is configured to receive a page fault, and to read the shared pages from the thin provisioning block device. The Guest OS executes the file that is stored on the thin provisioning block device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Parallels International GmbH
    Inventors: Denis Lunev, Alexey Kobets
  • Patent number: 10038739
    Abstract: The invention provides, in one aspect, an improved system for data access comprising a file server that is coupled to a client device or application executing thereon via one or more networks. The server comprises static storage that is organized in one or more directories, each containing, zero, one or more files. The server also comprises a file system operable, in cooperation with a file system on the client device, to provide authorized applications executing on the client device access to those directories and/or files. Fast file server (FFS) software or other functionality executing on or in connection with the server responds to requests received from the client by transferring requested data to the client device over multiple network pathways. That data can comprise, for example, directory trees, files (or portions thereof), and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: PME IP PTY LTD
    Inventors: Malte Westerhoff, Detlev Stalling
  • Patent number: 10032134
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for decision making. One example method includes receiving a request for a decision at a decision manager system, the received request associated with a unique identifier, classifying the request based on metadata associated with the received request, identifying a decision approval rule set based on the classified request, the decision approval rule set identifying a set of approvers, identifying at least one prior approval associated with the unique identifier, the at least one prior approval associated with the at least one approver, and applying the at least one prior approval to the decision associated with the received request and updating the set of approvers by removing the at least one approver from the set of approvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Boris Tsyganskiy, Peter Spielvogel
  • Patent number: 10031935
    Abstract: A materialization configuration request is received via a programmatic interface from a client of a journal-based multi-data-store database. The request indicates a partitioning rule to be used to select, for respective writes indicated in committed transaction entries of a journal, the materialization node at which the writes are to be stored. A control plane component of the database verifies that a set of materialization nodes corresponding to the partitioning rule has been established, and initiates the propagation of writes from the journal to the materialization nodes by respective write appliers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Daniel Cole, John Michael Morkel, Tate Andrew Certain, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt, Artem Danilov, Andrew Wayne Ross, Allan Henry Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10033668
    Abstract: A message management service can enable a client to search and retrieve of messages from one or more messaging services. The message management service can stage delivery of results to the client to reduce response time for identification of messages satisfying a query. Initially, the message management service can send information descriptive of results, which the client can display. The message management service can send subsequent responses including supplemental information associated with a result and/or actual messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Roeder, Sean Beausoleil, Veronica Zheng
  • Patent number: 10031489
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operating a process plant include multiple user interface devices, each operating a plurality of applications, and operable to pass device state from device to device. A first user interface device is communicatively coupled to a unitary, logical data storage area, and executes one or more first routines for performing a function. A second user interface device is communicatively coupled via a network to the unitary, logical data storage area and executes one or more stored routines each corresponding to one of the first routines. The first user interface device passes to the second user interface device state information indicative of one or more first routines operating on the first user interface device such that the second user interface device, upon receiving the state information, executes one or more of the second routines corresponding to one or more of the first routines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen
  • Patent number: 10025790
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms described herein facilitate the execution of a software program container having a plurality of layers. Each layer may include a plurality of files. For instance, a base layer may include a version of an operating system, while an upper layer may include a software program configured to run within the operating system. Different layers may store, create, or modify the same file. However, the precedence of the version of the data for the file may be based on an ordering of the layers. For example, the version of the file in a higher layer should supersede the version of the file in a lower layer. In some implementations, a privileged storage container that runs atop a virtualization layer may manage storage resources for other containers. The privileged storage container may store each file in a software program container as a snapshotable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Portworx, Inc.
    Inventors: Goutham Rao, Vinod Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 10007591
    Abstract: A method for adaptive content balancing for Web clients includes monitoring content processing performance in different client computing devices communicatively coupled over a network to a content server, measuring the content processing performance for each of the different devices and storing the measured performance for each of the different devices in connection with different resource groupings of the requested content type. Thereafter, a request for content is received in the content server from one of the devices, and the stored performance is retrieved. As such, the retrieved metrics of the computing device are matched to the retrieved metrics of one of a multiplicity of groupings of one or more different resources associated with the requested content and the resources of the one of the multiplicity of the groupings is included in the requested content. Finally, the requested content is transmitted to the one of the client computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SUGARCRM INC.
    Inventors: Matt Marum, Henry Rogers
  • Patent number: 10002001
    Abstract: The embodiments herein allow importation of a disk image (real or virtual) into a compute service environment. Any imported disk image can be reconfigured into a geometry compatible with the compute service environment into which it is imported. The reconfiguration can be accomplished through modifying the C, H, and S address values in the master boot record in order to match the virtualized disk environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Ian Hendrie, Bashuman Deb, Paul John Tillotson
  • Patent number: 10003650
    Abstract: A method for storing objects in an object storage system includes the steps of establishing a network connection with a client over an inter-network, receiving an upload request indicating an object to be uploaded by the client, selecting at least two storage nodes on which the object will be stored, receiving the object from the client via the network connection, and streaming the object to each of the selected storage nodes such that the object is stored on each of the selected storage nodes. The method can also include writing an object record associating the object and the selected storage nodes to a shard of an object database and generating a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The UUID indicates the shard and the object ID of the object record, such that the object record can be quickly retrieved. Object storage infrastructures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Egnyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Sachin Shetty, Krishna Sankar, Amrit Jassal, Kalpesh Patel, Shishir Sharma
  • Patent number: 9998499
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for facilitating management of network directories of multiple organizations by a centralized directory management system. Various applications can access the directories of the organizations via the directory management system according to the permissions that the applications have been granted by the respective organizations. Organizations may maintain directories on-premises or off-premises, and the applications can access the directories via the directory management system regardless of the physical location of the directories. Additionally, the applications may be hosted by a computing service provider that also hosts or otherwise manages the directory management service, or the applications can be hosted by third-party servers separate from the directory management system and the organizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaurang Pankaj Mehta, Shon Kiran Shah, Krithi Rai, Guruprakash Bangalore Rao
  • Patent number: 9990371
    Abstract: Technology is disclosed for classification of data objects (e.g., files) in a distributed file system based on application creation and/or access information. In some embodiments, data objects of a user are stored across multiple computing devices associated with a user, e.g., mobile computing devices such as a tablet, a laptop, or a smartphone, and/or at server systems, e.g., cloud-based storage servers, in a distributed cloud-based storage system. The technology described tracks the applications that create or touch particular data objects in the distributed file system and classifies the data objects according to these applications resulting in various application classifications. For example, a classification engine can process data objects in the distributed file system to identify an application that created the data object and/or applications that have accessed the data object. The classification information can be saved by, for example, a cloud-based storage server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael A. Chan, Justin Quan, Daniel R. Bornstein, Tom Moss, Linda Tong
  • Patent number: 9992014
    Abstract: Methods for cryptographic delegation and enforcement of dynamic access to stored data are disclosed. An example method includes generating for a first modified data block, a new per-block hash value using as a hash function input data contained in the first modified data block or a new per-block hash message authentication code (HMAC) using as hash function inputs a new per-block hash key and data contained in the first modified data block, writing the new per-block hash value or the new per-block HMAC to data block metadata associated with the modified data block in the protected data object, and writing the first modified data block to one of the data blocks of the protected data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TRUSTWAVE HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: John Patrick McGregor, Jr., Matthew N. White
  • Patent number: 9977761
    Abstract: A method for testing a client service locally using a shared memory transport is presented. The method may include recording a plurality of interactions between the client service located in a local host and a real server. The method may include generating a virtual server based on the recorded plurality of interactions. The method may include deploying the generated virtual server in the local host. The method may include executing the client service. The method may include receiving a TCP/IP request from the client service. The method may include converting the received TCP/IP request to a shared memory request. The method may include sending the shared memory request to the virtual server. The method may include receiving a shared memory reply from the virtual server. The method may include sending the shared memory reply to the client service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xian Feng Diao, Shuo Li, Xin Peng Liu, Meng Wan, Chong Yuan Yin
  • Patent number: 9971776
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer-readable medium for extending the functionality of an operating system is described. The method comprises installing an installable file system as a root file system of the operating system, mounting a default file system of the operating system as a folder accessible by the installable file system and using the installable file system to process data between the operating system and the default file system. The apparatus is a system for extending the functionality of an operating system comprising a computing device comprising a processor and a memory for executing the operating system, wherein the operating system mounts an installable file system other than a default file system of the operating system as a root file system and the installable file system mounts the default file system of the operating system as a folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sourabh Satish, Brian Hernacki
  • Patent number: 9965383
    Abstract: A technique uses file system indirection to manage solid state devices (SSDs). Based on relocation of data on the SSDs from a first SSD storage block to a second SSD storage block, a flash translation layer (FTL) driver may update a per-volume indirection file to reference the second SSD storage block and no longer reference the first SSD storage block. Based on a mismatch between the per-volume indirection file and a buffer tree, the buffer tree is updated to reference the second SSD storage block. Alternatively, the FTL driver may create and insert an entry into a mapping table, wherein the entry may reference the first SSD storage block and also reference the second SSD storage block. The buffer tree may then be updated to reference the second SSD storage block based on the new entry, and the new entry may then be deleted after the buffer tree is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventor: Indranil Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 9952852
    Abstract: Deployment and servicing tasks associated with multi-tier, distributed applications, application environments and data centers are automated so that a person does not have to manually perform these tasks. All of the information describing and defining the distributed service is modeled and stored in a re-useable service template that can be used to drive an automated system to programmatically deploy and manage the service over time. Deployment and servicing of a distributed application can be automated using re-useable models that capture hardware and workload definitions. The re-useable models in the form of service templates enable delta-based servicing of the application. The service can be deployed to one or more physical machines, one or more virtual machines or to a combination thereof. A default deployment plan can be customized with instance-specific customizations of service parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: William L. Scheidel, Robert M. Fries, Srivatsan Parthasarathy, Alan C. Shi, James P. Finnigan
  • Patent number: 9946671
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing an input/output (I/O) requests are provided. The method includes generating an I/O request by an initiator adapter of a computing device that interfaces with a target adapter; indicating by the initiator adapter that the I/O request is sequential in nature. When the I/O request is a sequential read request, the target adapter notifies a target controller to read-ahead data associated with other sequential read requests; and stores the read ahead data at a cache such that data for the other sequential read requests is provided from the cache instead of a storage device managed by the target controller. A sequential write request is processed without claiming any cache space, when data for the write request is not to be accessed within a certain duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cavium, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Tawri, Vijay Thurpati
  • Patent number: 9942208
    Abstract: Technologies described herein provide enhanced security for storing and updating secret data, such as a password. Based on one or more conditions, an existing encryption key or a new encryption key may be used to generate encrypted data at a client computing device. The encrypted data may be communicated from the client computing device to a secret store managed by a first entity for storage of the encrypted data in the secret store. Based on one or more conditions, the new encryption key may be communicated from the client computing device to a key store managed by a second entity for storage of the new encryption key in the key store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Paul Lockhart, Patrick J. McFalls
  • Patent number: 9940351
    Abstract: A method is provided to generate a correct XML (eXtensible Markup Language) representation of source data from a relational database without knowing the format of source data. A XML parsing function is used to create the final XML data if the source data contains entity references. Where the source data does not contain entity reference, a XML publishing function is called to generate the final correct XML data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Kwai Hing Man
  • Patent number: 9934233
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided to store transaction records in a retrievable form and to enable subsequent search and retrieval of stored transaction records. Transaction records are captured and then grouped according to predetermined grouping criteria such that they may be indexed to a first level and then efficiently compressed for bulk storage. In the event that records need to be retrieved subsequently, the first level index may be used to select one or more groups of records satisfying first level search criteria and, following retrieval of the selected groups from storage and de-compression, a second level index may be created to enable a more detailed record-level search for matching records in the retrieved groups. Preferably, the same indexing technique is used for both the first and second level of indexing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Iain Norman Nicol Reid, Richard Thomas Jarvis, Dafydd Huw Lewis Winfield, Peter Stuart Gardiner
  • Patent number: 9934230
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein enable a storage system configured with a cache, i.e., a caching storage system, to obtain soft locks on a plurality of files, including non-regular file types, supported by a plurality of file access protocols. The cache is illustratively embodied as a flexible volume configured to temporarily store information, such as contents of the files, through replication of attributes and data of the files from an origin storage system. The soft locks are illustratively implemented as delegations; a delegation on a file enables the caching storage system to serve the attributes and the data for the file without verifying validity of the data with the origin storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Dipankar Roy, Andrew Narver, Robert Wyckoff Hyer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9928054
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure facilitate managing information technology (IT) infrastructure. The system can include a server configured to retrieve data records for first and second IT assets, each asset comprising at least one of a computing device, a software application, an end user, a business unit, a piece of networking hardware, or an agreement for an IT service. The server can select a template comprising a relationship between the first and second data records. The system can include a link generator configured to generate a different relationship, absent from the template, between the first and second data records. The system can include a search engine configured to identify third and fourth IT assets that satisfy the second relationship, determine an indices of completeness for the third and fourth IT assets, and rank the third and fourth IT assets based on the indices to generate an ordered list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Connectwise, Inc.
    Inventor: Ricky D. Phipps
  • Patent number: 9916280
    Abstract: A method for testing a client service locally using a shared memory transport is presented. The method may include recording a plurality of interactions between the client service located in a local host and a real server. The method may include generating a virtual server based on the recorded plurality of interactions. The method may include deploying the generated virtual server in the local host. The method may include executing the client service. The method may include receiving a TCP/IP request from the client service. The method may include converting the received TCP/IP request to a shared memory request. The method may include sending the shared memory request to the virtual server. The method may include receiving a shared memory reply from the virtual server. The method may include sending the shared memory reply to the client service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xian Feng Diao, Shuo Li, Xin Peng Liu, Meng Wan, Chong Yuan Yin
  • Patent number: 9898163
    Abstract: Provided is a menu display apparatus that displays a menu of a plurality of applications, including an acquisition unit that acquires display data of content information representing content to be displayed in the menu of the content managed by each application from each application and a display controller that controls a display of the content information in each area according to setting conditions for the area provided for each of the applications in the menu and the display information of the content information acquired from each application. Accordingly, the display of the content information to be displayed in the menu in each area is controlled according to setting conditions for the area provided for each application in the menu and display data of the content information acquired from each application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke Yoshitomi, Daisuke Nakata, Takeo Tsukamoto, Katsuya Hyodo, Junichirou Sakata, Shoichiro Moriya
  • Patent number: 9898323
    Abstract: Composite virtual machine templates may be used in the deployment of virtual machines into virtualized computing environments. A composite virtual machine template may define a plurality of deployment attributes for use in a virtual machine deployment, and at least some of these deployment attributes may be determined through references to other virtual machine templates and included in the composite virtual machine template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cropper, Jeffrey W. Tenner
  • Patent number: 9886443
    Abstract: An architecture for implementing a distributed metadata system in a virtualization environment comprising a plurality of servers, wherein each server may access and operate upon the entirety of the metadata in the virtualization environment. In response to a request received at a server to operate upon the metadata, existing metadata associated with the request is read by the server. The server performs one or more updates based upon the retrieved metadata, and attempts to update the corresponding stored metadata. In some embodiments, attempting to update the stored metadata comprises reading the metadata again and comparing it to the originally retrieved metadata, and performing the update only if the newly retrieved metadata matches the originally retrieved metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Nutanix, Inc.
    Inventors: Karan Gupta, Pavan Kumar Konka, Alexander J. Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 9880771
    Abstract: Deduplicated data is packed into finite-sized containers. A similarity score is calculated between files that are similarly of the deduplicated data. The similarity score is used for grouping the similarly compared files of the deduplicated data into subsets for destaging each of the subsets from a deduplication system to one a finite-sized container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Hirsch, Thorsten Krause
  • Patent number: 9881015
    Abstract: A method and a system for previewing file information are disclosed. The method includes: storing file information of files in a file system to a predetermined cache with a uniform file format, and establishing a file information identification number list including a unique identification number for each of the information in the cache; reading the file information identifying number list from the cache, and querying whether a file information identifying number of a file to be previewed exists in the file information identifying number list; and directly reading file information of the file to be previewed from the cache via the uniform file format if the file information identification number of the file to be previewed exists in the file information identifying number list. The present disclosure can avoid complicated decoding processes and implement a rapid preview of the file information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yaoxiong Zhong
  • Patent number: 9866621
    Abstract: A technology is disclosed by which, when plural content data are successively transmitted from a server apparatus to a reproduction apparatus through a client apparatus, if the transmission is interrupted, the transmission of the content data can be resumed from the point at which the transmission is interrupted. The transfer device includes a storage section for storing a transmission object list including content identification information corresponding to plural content data to be transmitted from a server apparatus to a reproduction apparatus connected to a client apparatus through the client apparatus. A reception section successively receives the content data from the server apparatus. A transmission section successively transfers the successively received content data to the reproduction apparatus. A control section deletes, every time content data is transferred, the corresponding content identification information from the transmission object list stored in the storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi Nishizaki, Masato Hattori, Shin Hasegawa, Kazuhide Adachi, Hirofumi Tamori, Shin Yanai
  • Patent number: 9858013
    Abstract: A computer-executable method, computer program product, and system for managing metadata within a distributed data storage system, including a compute node in communication with a data storage array, the computer-executable method, computer program product, and system comprising receiving a data I/O from an application executing within the distributed data storage system, and creating a first storage system within the compute node, wherein the first storage system is enabled to manage metadata related to the data I/O, and processing the data I/O using the first storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Shashwat Srivastav, Sriram Sankaran, Vishrut Shah, Qi Zhang, Jun Luo, Chen Wang, Huapeng Yuan, Karthik Navaneethakrishnan, Jie Song, Wei Yin
  • Patent number: 9842203
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selective authorization of code modules are provided. According to one embodiment, a kernel mode driver monitors events occurring within a file system or an operating system. Responsive to observation of a trigger event performed by or initiated by an active process, in which the active process corresponds to a first code module within the file system and the event relates to a second code module within the file system, performing or bypassing a real-time authentication process on the second code module with reference to a multi-level whitelist database architecture. The active process is allowed to load the second code module into memory when the real-time authentication process is bypassed or when it is performed and results in an affirmative determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew F. Fanton, John J. Gandee, William H. Lutton, Edwin L. Harper, Kurt E. Godwin, Anthony A. Rozga
  • Patent number: 9830097
    Abstract: A method, a computing device, and a non-transitory machine-readable medium for identifying a set of transactions directed to a contiguous chunk of data, even if received out of order, determining the data chunk size from the set of transactions, and for sequentially retrieving data chunks using the data chunk size is provided. In some embodiments, the method includes receiving, by a storage system, a set of data transactions from an initiator. The storage system identifies a subset of the set of data transactions that is directed to accessing a first chunk of data and determines, from the subset of transactions, a chunk size of the first chunk of data. The storage system sequentially retrieves a second chunk of data based on the determined chunk size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Sai Susarla, Sandeep Ummadi
  • Patent number: 9779008
    Abstract: A server receives a first set of file activity data from a first file monitor. The first set of file activity data indicates activity associated with a first set of files accessed at a first compute node in communication with a network. Further, the server receives a second set of file activity data from a second file monitor. The second set of file activity data indicates activity associated with a second set of files accessed at a second compute node in communication with the network. In addition, the server aggregates the first set of file activity data and the second set of file activity data into an aggregated set of network file activity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Eric Geibel, Jeffrey M. Jordan, Scott Lane Burris, Kevin Christopher Constantine, Thomas Charles Greer
  • Patent number: 9766919
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to select virtualization environments are disclosed. An example method includes determining, via a processor, characteristics of a virtualized application that is awaiting deployment, analyzing, via the processor, the characteristics of the virtualized application to select a subset of virtualization environments that are capable of executing the virtualized application, the subset of virtualization environments selected from a set of virtualization environments of different virtualization environment types used in the datacenter, comparing, via the processor, the characteristics of the virtualized application to the virtualization environments of the subset of virtualization environments to determine scores for the virtualization environments, and deploying the virtualized application in the virtualization environment based on the scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Kumar Gaurav, Hemanth Kumar Pannem
  • Patent number: 9743441
    Abstract: Systems and methods may provide for determining a self-naming convention associated with a group of devices and receiving a first discovery communication from a remote mobile device. Additionally, a pairing process between the remote mobile device and a local mobile device may be accelerated if the first discovery communication is a remote device name that complies with the self-naming convention. In one example, a local device name may be generated in accordance with the self-naming convention and the local device name may be broadcasted as a second discovery communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventor: Donal O Donnabhain
  • Patent number: 9740421
    Abstract: A just-in-time storage allocation is initiated for storage at a remote storage device having flash storage. Each of multiple containers comprises a grouping of one or more of the flash storage. The just-in-time storage allocation includes an application profile that includes a priority criteria for the storage of either a priority of performance over efficiency or a priority of efficiency over performance. A determination is made of whether at least one container of the multiple containers satisfies the priority criteria based on at least one attribute of the at least one container. The storage is allocated in the at least one container, in response to the at least one container satisfying the priority criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf B. Levy, Vered Rosen, Roee Alon, Dekel Sharabi, Michael Yakobi