International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Mechanism for Making Changes to Server File System
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 22 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,516,015) developed by Robert Giannini, Markham, Canada, for a "mechanism for making changes to server file system."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method, apparatus, and computer product are provided for implementing changes to a file system of computing device. A virtual file system is created as a copy of a hierarchical structure of a file system of a computing device. The virtual file system appears as the actual file system when displayed and is a graphical representation of the file system. Changes can be made to the virtual file system without affecting the file system. Responsive to the changes, an appearance of the virtual file system is correspondingly modified to reflect the changes. Responsive to the changes, commands are generated corresponding to the changes. The commands reflect changes to the virtual file system, and the commands are stored. The commands are provided for execution on the computing device, and the commands cause the file system of the computing device to reflect changes made to the virtual file system."
The patent application was filed on July 8, 2010 (12/832,761). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8516015.PN.&OS=PN/8516015&RS=PN/8516015
Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.
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