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Steven T Senator, Billy J Fuller: Computer system method and apparatus providing for various versions of a file without requiring data copy or log operations. Sun Microsystems, William J Kubida, Homer L Holland & Hart Knearl, June 2, 1998: US05761677 (591 worldwide citation)

Various versions of a computer file are provided without requiring copying the file or logging changed data, so that the files have consistent user data. A program module responds to a system call argument and allocates another node in file system tables and copies metadata information from the old ...


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Steven T Senator, Dale R Passmore, Robert S Gittins: Metadevice driver rename/exchange technique for a computer system incorporating a plurality of independent device drivers. Sun Microsystems, William J Kubida, Stuart T Holland & Hart Langley, September 1, 1998: US05802364 (560 worldwide citation)

A metadisk driver functionally intermediate a computer operating system and one or more metadrivers and underlying layered drivers provides a driver rename/exchange function which does not depend on any particular driver having knowledge of the private data structures of any of the other drivers. Th ...


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Steven T Senator: Device I/O monitoring mechanism for a computer operating system. Sun Microsystems, William J Kubida, Stuart T Holland & Hart Langley, September 15, 1998: US05809303 (47 worldwide citation)

A device input/output ("I/O") monitoring mechanism serving as an interface between a computer operating system kernel and a device driver which obviates the necessity of implementing specific pseudo-device drivers for various peripheral devices and provides a standard interface between, for example, ...


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Steven T Senator: System and method for file system fix-on-panic for a computer operating system. Sun Microsystems, William J Kubida, Stuart T Holland & Hart Langley, June 9, 1998: US05765151 (42 worldwide citation)

A system and method for file system fix-on-panic for a computer operating system which comprises an enhancement to the UNIX.RTM. File System ("UFS") that increases total system availability by detecting file system errors and determining whether on-line repair is possible and then locking, repairing ...


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Steven T Senator: Circular size-bounded file technique for a computer operating system. Sun Microsystems, Homer L Knearl, F A Holland & Hart Sirr, October 27, 1998: US05829005 (10 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and programmed method is disclosed, providing for the creation of a circular file of use in conjunction with the UNIX.TM. operating system or other layered and modular operating system architectures. The circular file uses an inode field to identify the file as circular and writes fill dat ...


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Steven T Senator: Device I/O monitoring mechanism for a computer operating system. Sun Microsystems, Hogan & Hartson, May 7, 2002: US06385663 (8 worldwide citation)

A device input/output (“I/O”) monitoring mechanism serving as an interface between a computer operating system kernel and a device driver which obviates the necessity of implementing specific pseudo-device drivers for various peripheral devices and provides a standard interface between, for example, ...


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Steven T Senator, Dale R Passmore, Robert S Gittins: Storage manager independent configuration interface translator and method. Sun Microsystems, William J Kubida, Francis A Holland & Hart Sirr, November 9, 1999: US05983283 (3 worldwide citation)

A system, method and computer program product comprising a storage manager independent configuration interface translator which requests an opaque listing of the available storage devices from an associated metadisk driver and determines a subset of the listing meeting a preselected search criteria. ...


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Steven T Senator: Device i/o monitoring mechanism for a computer operating system. Hogan & Hartson, Ip Group Columbia Square, November 8, 2001: US20010039597-A1

A device input/output (“I/O”) monitoring mechanism serving as an interface between a computer operating system kernel and a device driver which obviates the necessity of implementing specific pseudo-device drivers for various peripheral devices and provides a standard interface between, for example, ...


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Steven T Senator, M Geoff Mulligan, John Blumenthal: Apparatus and method for forming packaged-object product and packaged-object product formed therefrom. Privacy Protection Co, fang ting, March 27, 2002: CN99809311

An encapsulated object, and apparatus and an associated method for forming an encapsulated object, is formed of an object to which executable code is added. The executable code defines one or more policies, and a set of capabilities is associated with each policy. Compliance with the policy must be ...


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Steven T Senator, John Blumenthal, M Geoff Ulligan: Systems and methods for securing electronic message. Secret Protection Co, li hui, January 23, 2002: CN99809349

System and methods are provided for permitting a sender to control access to an electronic message. The sender selects one or more policies which are packaged with the electronic message to form an object. The policies are implemented as computer-executable instructions capable of execution on a rem ...