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Edward J Row, Laurence B Boucher, William M Pitts, Stephen E Blightman: Parallel I/O network file server architecture. Auspex Systems, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, November 10, 1992: US05163131 (918 worldwide citation)

A file server architecture is disclosed, comprising as separate processors, a network controller unit, a file controller unit and a storage processor unit. These units incorporate their own processors, and operate in parallel with a local Unix host processor. All networks are connected to the networ ...


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Edward J Row, Laurence B Boucher, William M Pitts, Stephen E Blightman: Parallel I/O network file server architecture. Auspex Systems, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, October 11, 1994: US05355453 (402 worldwide citation)

A file server architecture is disclosed, comprising as separate processors, a network controller unit, a file controller unit and a storage processor unit. These units incorporate their own processors, and operate in parallel with a local Unix host processor. All networks are connected to the networ ...


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William M Pitts: System for accessing distributed data cache channel at each network node to pass requests and data. Donald E Schreiber, March 11, 1997: US05611049 (392 worldwide citation)

Network Distributed Caches ("NDCs") (50) permit accessing a named dataset stored at an NDC server terminator site (22) in response to a request submitted to an NDC client terminator site (24) by a client workstation (42). In accessing the dataset, the NDCs (50) form a NDC data conduit (62) that prov ...


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Edward John Row, Laurence B Boucher, William M Pitts, Stephen E Blightman: Parallel I/O network file server architecture. Auspex Systems, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, August 3, 1999: US05931918 (365 worldwide citation)

A file server architecture is disclosed, comprising as separate processors, a network controller unit, a file controller unit and a storage processor unit. These units incorporate their own processors, and operate in parallel with a local Unix host processor. All networks are connected to the networ ...


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William M Pitts, Joel R Rigler, Robert E Lister: Remote file services network-infrastructure cache. Inca Technology, Donald E Schreiber, July 4, 2000: US06085234 (330 worldwide citation)

A network-infrastructure cache ("NI Cache") transparently provides proxy file services to a plurality of client workstations concurrently requesting access to file data stored on a server. The NI Cache includes a network interface that connects to a digital computer network. A file-request service-m ...


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Edward John Row, Laurence B Boucher, William M Pitts, Stephen E Blightman: Parallel I/O network file server architecture. Auspex Systems, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, September 1, 1998: US05802366 (300 worldwide citation)

A file server architecture is disclosed, comprising as separate processors, a network controller unit, a file controller unit and a storage processor unit. These units incorporate their own processors, and operate in parallel with a local Unix host processor. All networks are connected to the networ ...


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Robert Lister, Joel R Rigler, William M Pitts, Walter A Wallach: Automatically configuring network-name-services. INCA Technology, Donald E Schreiber Esq, December 26, 2000: US06167446 (163 worldwide citation)

Generally a computer network includes a file server (22), a network (26), and several client workstations (24). Specific network software provides a name server ("NS") (122) to resolve network-name requests. The computer network can also include a proxy for a network service, e.g. a network infrastr ...


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William M Pitts: NDC consistency reconnect mechanism. INCA Technology, Donald E Schreiber, August 31, 1999: US05946690 (67 worldwide citation)

A client (24) in a digital computer network that employs server-driven consistency accesses a file (26) that a caching site (22) supplies from an image of the file (26) projected from a server (28). When the file (26) becomes inactive, the site (22) saves the file onto local permanent storage togeth ...


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William M Pitts, Don Herron: Restraining device for wheelchairs and the like. William M Pitts, Isler and Ornstein, July 28, 1981: US04280731 (12 worldwide citation)

A restraining device for wheelchairs is disclosed consisting of a plurality of restraining bars for removable attachment to conventional wheelchairs, and designed to prevent an occupant of the wheelchair from moving himself or herself therefrom, or from moving his or her legs and body forwardly in t ...


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William M Pitts: Full text search capabilities integrated into distributed file systems— incrementally indexing files. DLC Patents PLLC, Dustin L Call, August 6, 2013: US08504565 (6 worldwide citation)

A hierarchical distributed search mechanism is integrated into a distributed file system. Traditional file system APIs (create, open, close, read, write, link, rename, delete, . . . ) and the over-the-wire protocols employed to project these APIs into remote client sites (CIFS, NFS, DDS, Appletalk) ...



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