United States Patent 7,818,607
Turner,   et al. October 19, 2010

Arrangement for recovery of data by network nodes based on retrieval of encoded data distributed among the network nodes

Abstract

Distributed data, having been stored in a distributed storage system as a collection of distributed data elements, is recovered based on connection of multiple user nodes, each user node having stored selected distributed data elements as a corresponding portion of the distributed data during replication of the distributed data elements throughout the distributed storage system. Each distributed data element is identifiable by a corresponding unique object identifier (OID). Each user node includes a discovery resource for discovering reachable user nodes, a local cache configured for identifying at least the corresponding portion of the distributed data based on the respective OIDs, and an identification service module configured for resolving a data object to a corresponding OID, via the corresponding local cache, or based on sending a query to the reachable user nodes. Hence, user nodes can recover distributed data based on exchanging resolution information and OID information.


Inventors: Turner; Bryan C. (Apex, NC), Toebes; John (Cary, NC), Walker; Douglas Jay (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Appl. No.: 11/051,334
Filed: February 7, 2005

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United States Patent 7,840,450
Brahmbhatt ,   et al. November 23, 2010

Method and apparatus for association of a radio frequency identification tag with digital data for distribution

Abstract

A system for storing and retrieving data associated with an identification of a RFID device. The invention receives data and a list of RFIDs associated with data. The system then stores the data in a memory and stores a record of an association by the data and each RFID. When the system receives a request for data that includes a RFID, the system searches for records of the associations and presents the data associated with the received RFID.


Inventors: Brahmbhatt; Deepali Apurva (Mountain View, CA), Toebes; John Albert (Cary, NC)
Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Appl. No.: 11/142,921
Filed: June 1, 2005

 

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United States Patent 6,510,067
Toebes January 21, 2003

System, method and apparatus for protecting consumer electronic devices from brownouts and short duration power outages

Abstract

A self-contained power supply module operating from utility power and having short term energy storage in the form of a battery or capacitor is adapted for powering electronic consumer devices especially during brief brownout and power outages of the utility. The self-contained power supply module is a low cost power supply having an integral AC plug adapted for connection in a standard electrical wall outlet. The integral battery or capacitor provides continuous and clean power to electronic consumer devices that may lose programmed information stored therein due to brief power interruptions thereto.


Inventors: Toebes; John (Cary, NC)
Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Appl. No.: 09/706,437
Filed: November 3, 2000

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United States Patent 7,849,144
Prajapat,   et al. December 7, 2010

Server-initiated language translation of an instant message based on identifying language attributes of sending and receiving users

Abstract

Language translation of instant messages between a sending party and a destination party is automatically performed, based on the instant messaging system automatically determining the respective language preferences of the sending and receiving parties. The instant messaging system automatically determines the respective language preferences based on existing subscriber profile attributes for the sending and receiving parties, and automatically translates between the respective language preferences, without the necessity of any manual user intervention by any of the parties during the instant messaging session.


Inventors: Prajapat; Surendra (Indore, IN), Toebes; John (Cary, NC)
Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Appl. No.: 11/388,982
Filed: March 27, 2006

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United States Patent 5,959,690
Toebes, VIII , et al. September 28, 1999

Method and apparatus for transitions and other special effects in digital motion video

Abstract

A method and apparatus for transition effects in digitally compressed motion video, such video complying with the MPEG-1 standard. Transitions between two frames of video are effectuated by selecting a FROM frame and a TO frame, generating a stream of bidirectionally dependent duplicator frames which vary in their motion vector references to the FROM frame and the TO frame according to a predefined pattern, placing the FROM frame in the past buffer of a decoder, placing the TO frame in the future frame of a decoder, feeding the stream of duplicator frames to the decoder, causing the duplicator frames to be displayed, and beginning normal playback of the video stream containing the TO frame at the TO frame position.


Inventors: Toebes, VIII; John A. (Cary, NC), Walker; Douglas J. (Raleigh, NC)
Assignee: SAS Institute, Inc. (
Appl. No.: 08/801,254
Filed: February 19, 1997

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