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Data Storage Apparatus, Systems, and Methods    

Apparatus, systems, and methods that help to enhance and improve the availability, performance, and reliability of storage disk (disc) or storage tape systems.


An exemplary patent generally relates to techniques for ensuring the availability of storage systems. Specifically,
it pertains to internet-based computer storage access systems and interface controllers therein.

This portfolio is forward referenced by the following companies: Agere Systems Inc., Arkivio, Inc., BAE Systems, CommVault Systems, Inc., Dell USA, L.P., EMC Corporation, Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Netherlands B.V., Intel Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, Ixys Corporation, LSI Corporation, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Metaserver, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Mylex Corporation, NCR Corporation, NEC Corporation, Network Appliance, Inc., Nokia Corporation, Renesas Technology Corporation, Rocket Software, Inc., Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Seagate Technology LLC, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Teradyne, Inc., Texas Instruments Incorporated, Western Digital Corporation.

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Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 360: Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage Or Retrieval

This class is an integral part of Class 369, Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval, and is the specific class for apparatus and corresponding processes for the storage and retrieval of information based on relative movement between a magnetic record carrier and a transducer. It includes apparatus and corresponding processes for making copies or editing of records falling within the above definition. A magnetic record carrier within the meaning of this class is an element which consists of a magnetizable material or is comprised of a coating or impregnation of magnetizable material which is intended for the storage of more than a single bit of information.

Subclass 66: Specifics of biasing or erasing
Subclass 99.08: Rotational drive detail

Class 310: Electrical Generator Or Motor Structure

This is the residual class for all subject matter, not elsewhere classified, relating to electrical generator or motor structure.

Subclass 156.34: With a stator between a rotating flux return plate and rotor magnet

Class G9B/19.028:

Class G9B/25.003:

Class G9B/33.027:

Class 327: Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, And Systems

This is the residual class for electrical devices, circuits or systems having an output not directly proportional to its input and comprising at least one component which can provide gain or can route electrical current and which device, circuit or system does not form a complete system such as is classified specifically elsewhere or a subcombination of utility only in such elsewhere classified system.

Subclass 384: Switch noise signal
Subclass 546: With field-effect transistor

Class 307: Electrical Transmission Or Interconnection Systems

This is the residual class for all subject matter, not elsewhere classified, relating to electrical transmission or interconnection systems.


Class 323: Electricity: Power Supply Or Regulation Systems

This is the generic class for electrical systems wherein a single electrical source is coupled to a single electrical load circuit and means are provided which control the magnitude or level of the current or voltage of either or both of said circuits and/or the phase angle between the current or voltage of either or both of said circuits. This is also the generic class for transformer systems and impedance systems.


Class 361: Electricity: Electrical Systems And Devices

Systems or devices which provide safety and protection for other systems and devices; control circuits for electromagnetic devices and non-electromagnetic-type relays. Systems or devices which discharge, or prevent the accumulation of electrical charge on or in an object or material; circuits for charging objects or materials. Systems for generating or conducting an electric charge. Systems which process electrical speed signals. Circuits for reversing the polarity of an electric circuit. Systems which cause the ignition of a fuel or an explosive charge. Systems and processes for demagnetizing a magnetic field. Transformers and inductors with integral switch, capacitor or lock. Electrostatic capacitors, per se. Housings and mounting assemblies with plural diverse electrical components. Electrolytic systems and devices.

Subclass 110: Transient nonresponsive (e.g., ignores surge on transmission line)
Subclass 111: Transient responsive
Subclass 118: Surge prevention (e.g., choke coil)
Subclass 58: Impedance insertion

Class G9B/33.032:

Class 711: Electrical Computers And Digital Processing Systems: Memory

This class provides, within an electrical computer or digital data processing system, for the following processes and apparatus 1. for addressing memory wherein the processes and apparatus involve significant address manipulating (e.g., combining, translating, or mapping and other techniques for formatting and modifying address data) and are combined with specific memory configurations or memory systems; 2. for accessing and controlling memory (e.g., transferring and modifying address data, selecting storage devices, scheduling access); and 3. for forming memory addresses (e.g., virtual memory addressing, address translating, translation-lookaside buffers (TLBs), boundary checking, and page mode).

Subclass 149: Multiport memory
Subclass 154: Control technique
Subclass 159: Entry replacement strategy
Subclass 167: Access timing

Class 714: Error Detection/Correction And Fault Detection/Recovery

This class provides for process or apparatus for detecting and correcting errors in electrical pulse or pulse coded data; it also provides for process or apparatus for detecting and recovering from faults in electrical computers and digital data processing systems, as well as logic level based systems.

Subclass 799: Error/fault detection technique
Subclass 801: Parity generator or checker circuit detail

Class 710: Electrical Computers And Digital Data Processing Systems: Input/Output

This class provides, within a computer or digital data processing system with the following processes or apparatus for 1. transferring data from one or more peripherals to one or more computers or digital data processing systems for the latter to process, store, or further transfer or for transferring data from the computers or digital data processing systems to the peripherals; 2. for interconnecting or communicating between two or more components connected to an interconnection medium (e.g., a bus) within a single computer or digital data processing system; 3. for preventing access to a shared resource of a computer or digital data processing system; 4. for granting access to a shared resource of a computer of digital data processing system by one of a plurality of components of the computer or digital data processing system by interrogating each of the components in a predetermined order; 5. for determining which of a plurality of components of a computer or digital data processing system contending for access to a shared resource shall be granted access at any one time based upon a predetermined criteria; and 6. for stopping, halting, or suspending a current processing function within a computer or digital data processing system.

Subclass 74: For data storage device

Class G9B/5.108:

Class G9B/5.115:

Class G9B/5.116:

Class G9B/5.118:

Class G9B/5.13:

Class 709: Electrical Computers And Digital Processing Systems: Multicomputer Data Transferring

This class provides for an electrical computer or digital data processing system or corresponding data processing method including apparatus or steps for transferring data or instruction information between a plurality of computers wherein the computers employ the data or instructions before or after transferring and the employing affects said transfer of data or instruction information. The class includes - process or apparatus for transferring data among a plurality of spatially distributed (i.e., situated, at plural locations) computers or digital data processing systems via one or more communications media (e.g., computer networks).

Class 428: Stock Material Or Miscellaneous Articles

This is the residual class for: 1. Stock material in the form of a structurally defined web, sheet, rod, strand, fiber, filament, cell, flake, particle not provided elsewhere. 2. Stock material in the form of a web, sheet, mass or layer which consists of or contains a structurally defined constituent or element. 3. A nonstructural laminate defined merely in terms of the composition of one or more layers. 4. An article of manufacture or an intermediate-article not provided for elsewhere. 5. A process for applying an impregnating material to a naturally solid product such as a wood beam, a sheet of leather or a stone, or for applying a coating to a base, and which process includes no significant method step.

Subclass 64.8: Coloring agent containing

Class 430: Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, Or Product Thereof

This is the generic class for: (1) Forming the likeness of an object, or an instrumented or discernible phenomenon, in a chemically defined receiver or in a receiver wherein radiation produces a chemical reaction, by use of radiation. (2) Finishing an image by chemical processing regardless how formed. (3) A radiation sensitive receiver, composition, or product disclosed solely for radiation imagery chemistry, and process of making same. (4) A nonradiation sensitive-receiver, composition, or product. (5) An imaged product by a process or employing a receiver, composition, or product.

Subclass 270.14: Having read-write layer of 100 percent organic or organometallic composition or mixtures thereof

Class 503: Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves Or A Colorless Color Former, Method Of Use, Or Developer Therefor

Material which is used to form a visible record by a reactive or interactive, usually chemical or physico-chemical, phenomenon or a method of using such a material to form a record. The formation phenomenon is one of the following: (1) The chemical decomposition of a colorless substance to form a substance having color; (2) the chemical combination of two or more colorless chemical moieties to produce a substance having color; (3) The further chemical change of (1) or (2) above, to form a color different from an original color; and (4) The chemical or physico-chemical complementarity between the bottom surface of one sheet of a record receiver and the top surface of an adjacent sheet with which the first sheet id associated. Generally, the phenomenon in cases (1) through (4) is thought about by the application to the record receiver of heat and/or pressure in the areas to be "marked".


Class G9B/7.005:

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