Dot Hill Gets Patent

Carlsbad-based Dot Hill Systems, a provider of data storage systems, announced this week that it has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark office. The patent, 7,062,591, covers the use of direct memory access (DMA) engines in network storage controllers. The patent is entitled "Controller Data Sharing Using a Modular DMA Architecture" was granted to Victor Key Pecone. The company said that the patent came from its engineering team in Longmont, Colorado. The patent was originally filed in September of 2001. The technology is incorporated into the company's RIO product architecture, its product design for high sequential bandwidth applications. Dot Hill is a provider of storage products for the enterprise market.