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Brian Gerard Goodman, Leonard George Jesionowski: High availability work queuing in an automated data storage library. International Business Machines Corporation, John H Holcombe, Robert M Sullivan, March 12, 2002: US06356801 (530 worldwide citation)

A work queuing system and method to increase the availability of an automated data storage library for accessing and storing data storage media. At least one accessor moves the data storage media among storage shelves and data storage drives in response to work requests. The work queuing system comp ...


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Frank David Gallo, Brian Gerard Goodman, Ronald Faye Hill Jr, Leonard George Jesionowski: Method, system, and program for virtualization of data storage library addresses. International Business Machines Corporation, Janaki K Davda, Konrad Raynes & Victor, September 27, 2005: US06950723 (55 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method, system, and program for using storage slots efficiently. A move command is received to move a portable data storage medium from a source address to a destination address. An empty storage slot that has no association with the destination address is located. The portable data s ...


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Brian Gerard Goodman, Michael Philip McIntosh, Aaron Lyle Herring, Raymond Yardy: System and method of providing and relocating a portable storage canister in an automated data storage library. International Business Machines Corporation, Jean M Barkley, Dillon & Yudell, May 2, 2006: US07039924 (53 worldwide citation)

A portable canister for upgrading, converting, or servicing an automated data storage library includes an assembly with cartridge cells. The portable canister is mounted within a data storage drive compartment, and/or another slot within the automated data storage library. The storage capacity of th ...


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Brian Gerard Goodman, Leonard George Jesionowski, Robin Daniel Roberts: Transparent code update in an automated data storage library. International Business Machines Corporation, John H Holcombe, August 24, 2004: US06782448 (50 worldwide citation)

An automated data storage library accesses data storage media from storage shelves in response to commands from external host(s). The library receives a code update image while continuing to operate. The library is operated to an off-line status at external interface(s) that permit communication wit ...


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Brian Gerard Goodman: Automatic firmware update of processor nodes. International Business Machines Corporation, David W Victor, Konrad Raynes & Victor, June 7, 2005: US06904457 (49 worldwide citation)

Provided is a method, system, and program for updating the firmware in a nodal system. The nodal system includes at least two nodes, wherein each node includes a processing unit and a memory including code. The nodes communicate over a communication interface. At least one querying node transmits a ...


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Brian Gerard Goodman, Arthur John Colvig, Leonard George Jesionowski: Media vaulting in an automated data storage library. International Business Machines Corporation, July 22, 2008: US07403451 (48 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are a system, a method, and article of manufacture to provide for managing data storage media to provide secure storage of the data storage media in an automated data storage library. A logical library partition vault is created in the automated data storage library that is not accessible ...


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Brian Gerard Goodman, Ronald Faye Hill Jr, Leonard George Jesionowski, Robin Daniel Roberts: System and method using a first counter and a second counter to select a code image during a reboot routine. International Business Machines Corporation, David W Victor, Konrad Raynes & Victor, October 18, 2005: US06957328 (46 worldwide citation)

Provided is a method, system, and program for selecting a code image to execute. Multiple copies of a code image are maintained in a non-volatile memory device. A first operation routine is executed. A first counter is incremented if the first operation routine succeeds. A second operation routine i ...


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David Butka, Brian Gerard Goodman, Leonard George Jesionowski, Michael Philip McIntosh, Robin Daniel Roberts, Raymond Yardy: Autonomic control of power subsystems in a redundant power system. International Business Machines Corporation, Edmund Paul Pfleger, Allen K Bates, Hayes Soloway Hennessey Grossman & Hage PC, May 11, 2004: US06735704 (46 worldwide citation)

A power management system and method for multiple redundant power supplies. The present invention provides management and control of N+M power supplies, where N represents the minimum number of power supplies required and where M is the number of redundant power supplies (M>1), where any one of ...


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Brian Gerard Goodman: Method for maintaining consistent dual copies of vital product data in a dual accessor library of portable data storage media. International Business Machines Corporation, Dan Hubert, John Kennel, July 26, 2005: US06922709 (44 worldwide citation)

A dual accessor library is equipped to maintain consistent dual copies of vital product data (VPD) or other such metadata. For each accessor, the library includes various associated components, including a controller to manage the media accessor, VPD or other such metadata containing information rep ...


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Brian Gerard Goodman, Leonard George Jesionowski, Michael Philip McIntosh, Fernando Quintana, Charles Anthony Thompson Jr, Raymond Yardy: Automated data storage library distributed control system. International Business Machines Corporation, John H Holcombe, Robert M Sullivan, March 12, 2002: US06356803 (41 worldwide citation)

A distributed control system is provided for an automated data storage library. The library accesses data storage media in response to received commands, and comprises an accessor having a gripper for accessing the data storage media, and an XY system having servo motors for moving the accessor and ...