patent logopatents

The list below is of issued (granted) patents: it doesn't show pending or abandoned applications. They are ordered by issue date, with the most recent at the top.

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USPTO = US Patent and Trademark Office.

  1. Systems and methods for performing scheduling for a cluster (USPTO link). John Wilkes, Todd Wang, Walfredo Cirne, David Oppenheimer, Brian Grant, Jason Hickey, Kai-Peter Backman, Joseph Hellerstein, David Bort. US patent 9,870,258, filed 25-May-2016, granted 16-Jan-2018.
  2. Specifying behavior among a group of computing tasks (USPTO link). John Wilkes, David oppenheimer, Walfredo Cirne, Cosmos Nicolaou. US patent 9,727,379 B1, filed 14-Apr-2014, granted 8-Aug-2017.
  3. Disruption counters (USPTO link). John Wilkes, Brian Grant, Luc Mercier, Todd Wang. US patent 9,645,955 B1, filed 19-Feb-2014, granted 9-May-2017.
  4. Resource tolerations and taints (USPTO link). John Wilkes, Brian Grant. US patent 9,535,750 B1, filed 27-Dec-2013, granted 3-Jan-2017.
  5. Systems and methods for performing scheduling for a cluster (USPTO link). John Wilkes, Todd Pu-Tse Wang, Walfredo Cirne, David Oppenheimer, Brian Grant, Jason Hickey, Kai-Peter Backman, Joseph Hellerstein, David Bort. US patent 9,378,051 B1, filed 11-Dec-2015, granted 28-Jun-2016.
  6. Method of providing system design. Mike Patrick van Eerd, John Wilkes. US patent 9,367,647 B2, filed 21-Feb-2006, granted 14-Jun-2016.
  7. Systems and methods for performing scheduling for a cluster. John Wilkes, Todd Pu-Tse Wang, Walfredo Cirne, David Oppenheimer, Brian Grant, Jason Hickey, Kai-Peter Backman, Joseph Hellerstein, David Bort. US patent 9,229,774 B1, filed 7-Mar-2013, granted 5-Jan-2016.
  8. Generating interconnect fabric requirements. Li-Shiuan Peh, Michael Justin O'Sullivan, John Wilkes, Julie Ann Ward. US patent 9,009,004 B2, filed 31-Jan-2002, granted 14-Apr-2015.
  9. Data mirroring using batch boundaries. John Wilkes. US patent 8,850,073 B1, filed 30-Apr-2007, granted 30-Sep-2014.
  10. Methods and apparatus for designing the racking and wiring configurations for pieces of hardware (USPTO). Richard Edwin Rosenthal, Troy Alexander Shahoumian, Julie Ann Ward, John Wilkes. US patent 8,798,964 B2, filed 6-Nov-2002, granted 5-Aug-2014.
  11. Interconnection fabric connection (USPTO). Julie Ward Drew, John Wilkes, Charles O'Toole, Douglas Hagerman, Simge Kucukyavuz. US patent 8,745,265 B2, filed 10-Apr-2012, granted 3-Jun-2014.
  12. Interconnection fabric connection (USPTO). Julie Ward Drew, John Wilkes, Charles O'Toole, Douglas Hagerman, Simge Kucukyavuz. US patent 8,214,523, filed 22-Jun-2004, granted 3-Jul-2012.
  13. Method of cooperative caching for distributed storage system (USPTO). Craig Soules, Arif Merchant, Alistair Veitch, Yasushi Saito, John Wilkes. US patent 8,055,845, filed 3-Feb-2005, granted 8-Nov-2011.
  14. Workflow control using an aggregate utility function (USPTO). Janet Wiener, John Wilkes, Alvin AuYoung, Laura Grit. US patent 7,996,250, filed 30-Oct-2006, granted 9-Aug-2011.
  15. Storage system including a fast storage device for storing redundant data (USPTO). Guillermo Alvarez, Mustafa Uysal, Arif Merchant, John Wilkes. US patent 7,979,632, filed 6-Sep-2002, granted 12-July-2011.
  16. Method of designing storage system (USPTO). John Wilkes. US patent 7,761,449, filed 9-Aug-2001, granted 20-July-2010.
  17. Configuration system and method. Kimberly Keeton, John Wilkes, Cipriano A. Santos, Dirk Beyer, Arif Merchant, Jeffrey Scott Chase. US patent 7,680,635, filed 17-Sep-2004, issued 16-Mar-2010. (Designing for disasters)
  18. Method of designing storage system. Kimberly Keeton, John Wilkes, Cipriano A. Santos, Dirk Beyer, Jeffrey Scott Chase, Arif Merchant. US patent 7,644,249, filed 17-Sep-2004, issued 5-Jan-2010. (Designing for disasters)
  19. Technique for programmatically obtaining experimental measurements for model construction. Guillermo Alvarez, Fabian E. Bustamante, Ralph Becker-Szendy, John Wilkes. US patent 7,505,886, filed 3-Sep-2002, issued 17-Mar-2009.
  20. System and method for interposition-based selective simulation of faults for access requests to a data storage system. Kimberly Keeton, Arif Merchant, John Wilkes. US patent 7,467,333, filed 1-Sep-2005, issued 16-Dec-2008. (Designing for disasters)
  21. Reprovisioning technique for an interconnect fabric design. Julie Ward Drew, Troy Alexander Shahoumian, John Wilkes, Michael O'Sullivan, Dirk Beyer. US patent 7,308,494, filed 8-Nov-2002, issued 11-Dec-2007. (Appia)
  22. Batched, asynchronous data redundancy technique. Minwen Ji, Alistair Veitch, John Wilkes. US patent 7,287,137, filed 6-Jun-2003, issued 23-Oct-2007. (Seneca)
  23. Technique and interface for computer system resource assignment. Joseph E. Algieri, John Wilkes. US patent 7,236,915, filed 9-Aug-2001, issued 26-Jun-2007.
  24. Reliability for interconnect fabrics. Julie Ann Ward, Troy Alexander Shahoumian, John Wilkes. US patent 7,233,983, filed 17-Jan-2002, issued 19-Jun-2007. (Appia)
  25. System workload characterization. Alistair Veitch, Eric Anderson, John Wilkes. US patent 7,203,621, filed 6-Jun-2002, issued 10-Apr-2007.
  26. Method and system for ensuring data consistency after a failover event in a redundant data storage system. Minwen Ji, Alistair Veitch, John Wilkes. US patent 7,178,055, filed 6-Jun-2003, issued 13-Feb-2007. (Seneca)
  27. Method and system for online data migration on storage systems with performance guarantees. Guillermo A. Alvarez, Chenyang Lu, John Wilkes. US patent 7,167,965, filed 30-Apr-2001, issued 23-Jan-2007. (Aqueduct)
  28. Data redundancy system and method. Minwen Ji, Alistair Veitch, John Wilkes. US patent 7,152,182, filed 6-Jun-2003, issued 19-Dec-2006. (Seneca)
  29. Adaptive batch sizing for asynchronous data redundancy. Minwen Ji, Alistair Veitch, John Wilkes. US patent 7,120,825, filed 6-Jun-2003, issued 10-Oct-2006. (Seneca)
  30. State machine and system for data redundancy. Minwen Ji, Alistair Veitch, John Wilkes. US patent 7,089,383, filed 6-Jun-2003, issued 8-Aug-2006. (Seneca)
  31. Designing interconnect fabrics. Julie A. Ward, Troy A. Shahoumian, John Wilkes. US patent 7,076,537, filed 19-Dec-2001, issued 11-Jul-2006. (Appia)
  32. Modeling a target system by interpolating. Eric Anderson, John Wilkes. US patent 7,039,897, filed 12-Jul-2002, issued 2-May-2006.
  33. Techniques for cache memory management using read and write operations. John Wilkes. US patent 7,039,765, filed 19-Dec-2002, issued 2-May-2006.
  34. Reliability for interconnect fabrics. Julie Ann Ward, Troy Alexander Shahoumian, John Wilkes. US patent 7,032,013, filed 19-Dec-2001, issued 18-Apr-2006. (Appia)
  35. Data placement for fault tolerance. Magnus Karlsson, Qian Wang, John Wilkes. US patent 7,000,141, filed 14-Nov-2001, issued 14-Feb-2006.
  36. Automated system adaptation technique particularly for data storage systems. Eric Anderson, Michael Hobbs, Kimberly Keeton, Susan Spence, Mustafa Uysal, Alistair Craig Veitch, John Wilkes. US patent 6,978,259, filed 23-Oct-2001, issued 20-Dec-2005.
  37. Adaptive cache memory management. John Wilkes. US patent 6,978,349, filed 9-Jan-2003, issued 20-Dec-2005. (Exclusive caching)
  38. Method and apparatus for predicting multi-part performability. Guillermo Alvarez, Ralph Becker-Szendy, Arif A. Merchant, Mustafa Uysal, John Wilkes. US patent 6,934,673, filed 25-May-2001, issued 23-Aug-2005.
  39. Method and apparatus for computing data storage assignments. Susie Go, John Wilkes. US patent 6,865,527, filed 18-Dec-2000, issued 8-Mar-2005.
  40. Exclusive caching in computer systems. John Wilkes, Theodore M. Wong. US patent 6,851,024, filed 17-Aug-2000, issued 1-Feb-2005. (Exclusive caching)
  41. Adaptive data insertion for caching. John Wilkes, Theodore M. Wong. US patent 6,728,837, filed 2-Nov-2001, issued 27-Apr-2004. (Exclusive caching)
  42. Disk drive system with hybrid surface-based data mapping and method of operation thereof. John Wilkes, Gregory Robert Ganger. US patent 6,693,766, filed 21-Sep-2000, issued 17-Feb-2004.
  43. Acceptability testing for capacity planning of data storage system. Elizabeth Lynn Borowsky, Richard Golding, Arif Merchant, Mirjana Spasojevic, John Wilkes. US patent 6,606,585, filed 21-Aug-1999, issued 12-Aug-2003.
  44. Apparatus for and method of multi-dimensional constraint optimization in storage system configuration. Elizabeth Borowsky, Richard Golding, Arif Merchant, Elizabeth Shriver, Mirjana Spasojevic, Tim Sullivan, John Wilkes. US patent 6,321,317, filed 16-Dec-1998, issued 20-Nov-2001.
  45. Methods and apparatus for implementing quality of service guarantees in data storage systems. Elizabeth L. Borowsky, Richard A. Golding, Arif A. Merchant, Mirjana Spasojevic, John Wilkes. US patent 6,119,174, filed 13-Oct-1998, issued 12-Sep-2000.
  46. Multilevel storage system with hybrid data compression. John Wilkes. US patent 6,032,148, filed 15-Sep-1997, issued 29-Feb-2000.
  47. System and method for pattern matching using checksums. John Wilkes. US patent 5,832,235, filed 26-Mar-1997, issued 3-Nov-1998.
  48. Frequently-redundant array of independent disks. John Wilkes and Stefan Savage. US patent 5,720,025, filed 18-Jan-1996, issued 17-Feb-1998. (AFRAID)
  49. Hole-plugging garbage collection for a data storage system. Theresa A. Burkes, Carl Staelin, Timothy T. Sullivan, Douglas L. Voigt, and John Wilkes. US patent 5,604,902, filed 16-Feb-1995, issued 18-Feb-1997. (HP AutoRAID)
  50. High-performance multiple-unit electronic data storage system with checkpoint logs for rapid failure recovery. Chia-Chaing Chao, Robert M. English, David M. Jacobson, Alexander Stepanov, A.J. Wilkes. US patent 5,481,694, filed 24-Apr-1992, issued 2-Jan-1996. (Mime.)
  51. Inter-processor communication in which messages are stored at locations specified by the sender. A.J. Wilkes. US patent 5,448,698, filed 5-Apr-1993, issued 5-Sep-1995. (Hamlyn)