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Storagecraft Assigned Two Patents

Exposing proprietary data to hypervisor as native hypervisor data, live updating of changed block tracking driver
By Francis Pelletier on 2017.07.14

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Exposing proprietary data to hypervisor as native hypervisor data
Storagecraft Technology Corporation, Draper, UT, has been assigned a patent (9,684,458) developed by Bushman, Nathan S., Pleasant Grove, UT, and Shatskikh, Maxim, Moscow, Russia, for a "
exposing proprietary data to a hypervisor as native hypervisor data."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Exposing proprietary data to a hypervisor as native hypervisor data. In one example embodiment, one or more non-transitory computer-readable media store one or more programs that are configured, when executed, to cause one or more processors to perform a method of exposing proprietary data to a hypervisor as native hypervisor data. The method may include identifying a proprietary disk file having a proprietary file format and creating a plugin file corresponding to the proprietary disk file with the plugin file having a plugin file format which is different from a native hypervisor disk file format."

The patent application was filed on October 3, 2016 (15/284,331).

Live updating of changed block tracking driver
Storagecraft Technology Corporation, Draper, UT, has been assigned a patent (9,678,685) developed by Coffing, Charles, Riverton, UT, and Meyer, Kai, Lehi, UT, for a "
live updating of a changed block tracking driver."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Live updating of a changed block tracking, (CBT) driver. In one example embodiment, a method for live updating of a CBT driver may include loading a CBT driver into a running operating system and then performing various acts without rebooting the running operating system. These acts may include tracking, using the CBT driver, writes to blocks of a source storage between a first snapshot time and a second snapshot time, loading an updated CBT driver into the running operating system with the updated CBT driver having a different name than the CBT driver, handing over the tracking of writes to blocks of the source storage from the CBT driver to the updated CBT driver at a handover time, and tracking, using the updated CBT driver, writes to blocks of the source storage between the handover time and the second snapshot time."

The patent application was filed on March 18, 2016 (15/074,598).

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