Spectra Logic Assigned Three PatentsWrite protect integrated picker, de-dupe in removable storage device, efficient moves via spare chamber
By Francis Pelletier on 2016.08.11
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: ”A data storage library is described that essentially provides a write once and read many, (WORM) conversion device integrated with a picker device all of which are inside of the data storage library. One embodiment contemplates that after receiving a request to store data in a WORM arrangement on a tape cartridge in the data storage library a tape cartridge selected from a scratch pool of tape cartridges can be converted to a WORM tape cartridge via the picker device, during the normal activity of using a picker device to grasp the selected tape cartridge.“
The patent application was filed on June 10, 2015 (14/735,882).
Data deduplication in removable storage device
Spectra Logic, Boulder, CO, has been assigned a patent (9,396,204) developed by Starr, Matthew Thomas, Lafayette, CO, for a "data deduplication in a removable storage device."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and associated methodology contemplate a data storage system having a removable storage device operably transferring user data between the data storage system and another device via execution of a plurality of input/output commands. A commonality factoring module executes computer instructions stored in memory to assign commonality information to the user data. A deduplication module executes computer instructions stored in memory to combine a plurality of files of the user data, (user data files) with at least one file of corresponding commonality information, commonality information file, the combined files forming a sequential data stream."
The patent application was filed on December 21, 2012 (13/725,088).
Efficient moves via spare chamber
Spectra Logic, Boulder, CO, has been assigned a patent (9,368,148) developed by Starr, Matthew Thomas, Lafayette, CO, Thompson, Nathan Christopher, Zmolek, Daniel Spencer, Boulder, CO, and Lantry, Mark Lorin, Erie, CO, for a "efficient moves via spare chamber."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A magazine-based data storage library is described that includes plurality of chambers each adapted to hold a magazine, that in turn, is adapted to hold a plurality of tape cartridges. The storage library further includes a tape drive adapted to read and write data to and from tape cartridges. The storage library further includes a vacant chamber that shifts from a first chamber when a recently used magazine is disposed therein to a second chamber when a new magazine is withdrawn there from. The recently used magazine most recently being withdrawn from a different chamber than the first chamber where it is later disposed."
The patent application was filed on October 25, 2011(13/280,522).