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Inventor:
Plutt; Daniel James
Address:
Superior, CO
No. of patents:
22
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7293285 Method and system for providing field scalability across a storage product family November 6, 2007
Methods and systems for upgrading a storage library of a product line having a hardware component such as a storage array operable to run at low and high operating levels in which the hardware component is set to operate at the low operating level includes associating a software key
7273344 Library service port September 25, 2007
A data storage library and method of operation are disclosed wherein access at least to part of at least one robotics mechanism from the data storage library's exterior is permitted. Access is accomplished through a service port in the library's housing. Access to the storage cells, and
7057848 Small library horseshoe architecture June 6, 2006
A storage library for recording and retrieving information from storage media cartridges each having a label side includes a front side having an opening. Left and right slots are disposed proximate the left and right sides of the storage library for holding the storage media cartridges.
7004392 Barcode single laser scanner targeting February 28, 2006
A robot apparatus and a barcode scanner to be used for collecting positional data parallel to the scan direction in, for example, a library storage system is provided. In one embodiment, the robotic apparatus includes a barcode scanner having a scan path and an attenuation surface wi
6918040 Method and system for providing field scalability across a storage product family July 12, 2005
A method and system for upgrading a storage library of a product line having a hardware component such as a storage array operable to run at low and high operating levels in which the hardware component is set to operate at the low operating level includes associating an upgrade module
6754037 Small library horseshoe architecture June 22, 2004
A storage library suitable for rack-mount and desktop installations. Internally the storage media cartridges and one or more media drives are arranged in a horseshoe configuration. The storage media cartridges are positioned in slots along the left and right sides of the library, and the
6736583 Method and system for sharing robotic mechanisms between automated storage libraries May 18, 2004
A method and system for sharing robotic mechanisms between physically remote storage libraries in an automated storage library system includes routing robotic mechanism guide structures between the storage libraries. The guide structures run through robotic mechanism transfer ports locat
6721625 Barcode dual laser scanner targeting April 13, 2004
A robot apparatus with a first barcode scanner to be used for collecting positional data perpendicular to its scan direction and a second barcode scanner to be used for collecting positional data perpendicular to its scan direction where the first and second barcode scanner are mounted
6669430 Library service port December 30, 2003
A data storage library and method of operation are disclosed wherein access at least to part of at least one robotic mechanism from the data storage library's exterior is permitted. Access is accomplished through a service port in the library's housing. Access to the storage cells, and t
6639879 Library performance scaling with incremental height gradient robotics October 28, 2003
A system for scaling robotic mechanisms in a storage library is provided. The invention comprises a plurality of storage cell rows and a plurality of robots coupled to guide rails, which allow the robots to move along the rows of storage cells. The robots have picker mechanisms that can
6600623 Small library horseshoe architecture July 29, 2003
A storage library for recording and retrieving information from storage media cartridges each having a label side includes a front side having an opening. Left and right slots are disposed proximate the left and right sides of the storage library for holding the storage media cartridges.
6591164 Library failover method using hot spare redundant picker mechanism July 8, 2003
A "hot spare" method for facilitating the seamless transition from a failed robotic mechanism to backup unit is provided. A spare robot is located inside a storage library on a section of rail (robotic track) from which it can be utilized on any rail layer in a multi-layer architecture.
6570734 Automated storage library with multiple independent robots May 27, 2003
The automated library system contains multiple independent robots for concurrently manipulating multiple media cartridges. The library system comprises a two-dimensional array that contains media cartridge storage cells and media cartridge players. A system of rails is used to guide
6550391 Method and system for moving cartridges between storage libraries April 22, 2003
A system and a method for moving cartridges between individual cartridge libraries of a multi-library system. The system includes one or more transport robots operating on one or more guide structures. The transport robots carry the cartridges independently of all individual libraries,
6499928 Library service port December 31, 2002
A data storage library and method of operation are disclosed wherein access at least to part of at least one robotic mechanism from the data storage library's exterior is permitted. Access is accomplished through a service port in the library's housing. Access to the storage cells, and t
6494663 Method and system for sharing robotic mechanisms between automated storage libraries December 17, 2002
A method and system for sharing robotic mechanisms between physically remote storage libraries in an automated storage library system includes routing robotic mechanism guide structures between the storage libraries. The guide structures run through robotic mechanism transfer ports locat
6441991 Small library horseshoe architecture August 27, 2002
A storage library for recording and retrieving information from storage media cartridges each having a label side includes a front side having an opening. Left and right slots are disposed proximate the left and right sides of the storage library for holding the storage media cartridges.
6409450 Library service port June 25, 2002
A data storage library and method of operation are disclosed wherein access at least to part of at least one robotic mechanism from the data storage library's exterior is permitted. Access is accomplished through a service port in the library's housing. Access to the storage cells, and t
6262863 Automated storage library with rail mechanism providing flexible robot access July 17, 2001
The automated library system contains multiple independent robots for concurrently manipulating multiple media cartridges. The library system comprises a two-dimensional array that contains media cartridge storage cells and media cartridge players. A system of rails is used to guide
6155766 Small library robotics guidance mechanism December 5, 2000
A robotic guidance mechanism for transporting storage media cartridges along linear and curved routes within a data storage library. The guidance mechanism includes a robotic assembly operating on a guide rail. Two guides of the robotic assembly move in two guide paths in the guide rail
6126257 Two position removable quick load tape cartridge magazine October 3, 2000
An apparatus for mounting a magazine, containing multiple data cartridges, in a cartridge access port of an automated library. The magazine contains multiple cam followers that engage multiple cam profiles inside the cartridge access port. These cam followers and cam profiles allow the
6068436 Pass thru mechanism for transferring media cartridges between automated cartridge library system May 30, 2000
The pass thru mechanism for automated cartridge library systems serves to interconnect two juxtaposed operationally independent automated cartridge library systems and provides a simple apparatus that makes use of gravity to obviate the need for complex mechanical mechanisms to pass the










 
 
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