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INCIPIENT, INC. Secures Fifth Storage Virtualization Patent
Incipient, Inc., a leading provider of network-based storage virtualization software for Storage Area Network (SAN) environments, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved and issued a fifth patent to the company for its technology innovations. U.S. Patent 7,173,929, titled “Fast-path for performing data operations,” was issued on February 6, 2007. The newly awarded patent covers split-path architecture for performing block level storage virtualization for scalable and highly-available switching fabrics which is a core technology within Incipient’s flagship product, Incipient Network Storage Platform™ (iNSP™).

 

Since October 2005, Incipient has secured five patents, each covering key storage virtualization technologies offered through iNSP.  Incipient’s current portfolio of patents includes:

 

·        I/O Primitives, U.S. Patent 7,013,379, March 14, 2006

·        Fast Path Caching, U.S. Patent 6,986,015, January 10, 2006

·        Locking Technique for Control and Synchronization, U.S. Patent 6,973,549, Dec 6, 2005

·        Dynamic and Variable Length Extents, U.S. Patent 6,959,373, October 25, 2005

“This patent is one of the most significant to date for Incipient. It reinforces our commitment to bring to market the industry’s most innovative and technologically advanced storage virtualization solution,” said Richard Testardi, Incipient’s director of virtualization architecture. “With protected technologies, Incipient will continue to grow its position as the leading network-based storage virtualization solution provider.”

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:55 AM by David Marshall
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