07620981 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 177 patents.

Modules and methods that provide virtual device communication via information packets addressed to the virtual devices. Virtual devices aggregate capabilities of target devices and represent the aggregate as an operational device to remote systems. Physical device elements and virtual devices contained within modules are able to communicate and cooperate over extended distances in a peer-to-peer fashion via a virtual bus tunnel offering addressing and data transport functionality. Such modules and methods can be combined with disk drives to form RAID-like storage structures.

Title
Virtual devices and virtual bus tunnels, modules and methods
Application Number
11/139206
Publication Number
7620981 (B2)
Application Date
May 26, 2005
Publication Date
November 17, 2009
Inventor
Nicholas James Witchey
Laguna Hills, 92653
CA, US
Mark Adams
Los Angeles, 90039
CA, US
William R Babbitt Jr
Perris, 92570
CA, US
Thomas Earl Ludwig
San Clemente, 92673
CA, US
Charles William Frank
Irvine, 92620
CA, US
Agent
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt P C
IPC
G06F 17/00
G06F 15/16
G06F 9/00
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