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  • 27 Cedar St, Ashland, MA 01721 (508) 881-7597
  • Natick, MA
  • Austin, TX
  • Shelton, CT
  • 27 Cedar St, Ashland, MA 01721 (508) 479-5578

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Position: Professional/Technical

Education

Degree: Graduate or professional degree

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Us Patents

Methods And Apparatus For Managing Network Resources Via Use Of A Relationship View

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US Patent:
7437676, Oct 14, 2008
Filed:
Sep 30, 2003
Appl. No.:
10/675586
Inventors:
Zakir G. Magdum - Shrewsbury MA,
Kenneth E. Fickie - Ashland MA,
Hanna Yehuda - Newton MA,
Assignee:
EMC Corporation - Hopkinton MA
International Classification:
G06F 3/00
US Classification:
715738, 715735, 715736, 715737, 715739
Abstract:
A processing device generates a relationship view of managed entities in a storage area network based on objects stored in a relational database. Each managed entity (e. g. , file system, database, volume, storage device, etc. ) in the storage area network has a corresponding managed object stored in the relational database. Generally, managed objects of a particular type are categorized into one or more tables. Such tables are related to one another by foreign key attributes, which represent relationships between types of managed objects (and thus a relationship between corresponding managed entities). Relationships among the managed objects in the relational database may be generally classified as either association or containment. Association identifies a logical relationship between managed objects. Containment identifies groups of managed objects that are logically associated with each other.

Methods And Apparatus For Removing Data From A Cache

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US Patent:
7685368, Mar 23, 2010
Filed:
Jun 28, 2006
Appl. No.:
11/477022
Inventors:
Kenneth E. Fickie - Ashland MA,
Pramod Kulyadi Pai - Karnataka,
Steven S. Teng - Littleton MA,
Ethan D. Roberts - Natick MA,
Saravanan Chithambaram - Cambridge MA,
Richard T. Simon - Brighton MA,
Assignee:
EMC Corporation - Hopkinton MA
International Classification:
G06F 12/00
US Classification:
711133
Abstract:
Methods and apparatus for removing data from a cache are disclosed. The data may be one or more objects that are stored in a first cache. Each object stored in the first cache has an associated reference that is stored in a second cache. Each such reference has an associated timer. As a program accesses an object stored in the first cache, the timer associated with its reference is reset. A harvester process parses through the second cache over a period of time, locking a section of the second cache and determining if any timers associated with references therein have timed out. The harvester process removes any such timed-out timers from the second cache. A garbage collection process parses through the first cache, removing any objects therein that do not have an associated reference in the second cache.

Methods And Apparatus For Modeling A Storage Area Network

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US Patent:
7953905, May 31, 2011
Filed:
Mar 31, 2006
Appl. No.:
11/396280
Inventors:
James E. Lavallee - Boylston MA,
Kenneth E. Fickie - Ashland MA,
Rajesh Nandyalam - Whitinsville MA,
Alexander Dubrovsky - Westborough MA,
Steven Tanaka - Shrewsbury MA,
Denis Kennelly - Rochestown,
Assignee:
EMC Corporation - Hopkinton MA
International Classification:
G06F 3/00
G06F 5/00
US Classification:
710 38, 710316, 370351
Abstract:
Configurations herein present a multi-segment perspective of the SAN that models the SAN as an interconnection of protocol independent segments, each operable according to a particular transport mechanism and connected to other segments by an intersegment device such as a network bridge. Each segment is operable to include a fabric of manageable entities, such as storage arrays, switches, and hosts, that operate according to particular protocols and transport mechanisms employed by the fabric. Groups of manageable entities operable according to a particular protocol or transport mechanism are enumerated as a separate segment, and managed as a separate entity from the management application. The intersegment connections occur via an inter segment device operable to perform the mapping or translation from the respective address space of the segments. Therefore, a path from an initiator to a receiver manageable entity may be enumerated and managed by the management application as a multi-segment connection.

Method And Apparatus For Computing A Change Plan Using Genetic Programming And Parse Tree

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US Patent:
8175987, May 8, 2012
Filed:
Mar 31, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/058854
Inventors:
Kenneth Edward Fickie - Ashland MA,
Sesh Jalagam - Santa Clara CA,
Amanuel Ronen Artzi - Framingham MA,
Rony R. Baenziger - Palm Coast FL,
Assignee:
EMC Corporation - Hopkinton MA
International Classification:
G06N 3/00
US Classification:
706 13, 709223
Abstract:
A method, and computer program product for computing a change plan are presented. A model of a current configuration is identified, the model including modeled system assets and modeled tasks. A request to change the current configuration to a new configuration is received. The request to change the current configuration to generate a plurality of valid strategies to be used in a genetic programming parse tree corresponding to modeled assets and modeled tasks of said model is applied to the model. The request to change the current configuration is applied to at least one of said valid strategies to generate a plurality of potential change plans. The change plans are evolved according to genetic programming principles to a preferred change plan.

Generalized Virtualizer Io Path Model And General Virtual Transformation Model For Storage Assets

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US Patent:
8275879, Sep 25, 2012
Filed:
Mar 31, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/059410
Inventors:
Kenneth Edward Fickie - Ashland MA,
Amanuel Ronen Artzi - Framingham MA,
Sesh Jalagam - Santa Clara CA,
Assignee:
EMC Corporation - Hopkinton MA
International Classification:
G06F 15/173
US Classification:
709224, 717104, 709223, 709225
Abstract:
Modeling a data path of a network environment is disclosed. Components are identified at a source location of a data path, at a target location of the data path, and connections there between. The network environment includes a plurality of domains, and the data path traverses the plurality of domains. Components and the connections there between are assigned to one of: an input-output path pattern, a virtualizer pattern, and a meta pattern. The patterns represent common elements of components of the network environment. The patterns and relationships between patterns are defined to repeat within and across domains in the network environment. A model of the data path is created from the assigned patterns and the defined relationships between patterns. The created model of the data path is then presented.

Method For Preparing Photographic Emulsion

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US Patent:
51418460, Aug 25, 1992
Filed:
Oct 18, 1990
Appl. No.:
7/599470
Inventors:
Kenneth E. Fickie - Natick MA
Michael R. Lee - Billerica MA
Assignee:
Polaroid Corporation - Cambridge MA
International Classification:
G03C 102
US Classification:
430569
Abstract:
A method for manufacturing a photosensitive silver halide emulsion which comprises the steps, in sequence, of forming silver bromide grains which have predominantly (111) crystal faces or mixed halide grains of any morphology in the presence of a hydrophilic colloid; contacting said grains with a silver halide complexing agent which also forms insoluble silver salts; spectrally sensitizing said grains with an aggregating spectral sensitizing dye prior to or simultaneously with chemical sensitization of said grains wherein said spectral sensitization takes place the presence of said silver halide complexing agent.
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