Network storage device and method

Patent number: 8805163 (pdf)

Abstract: A network device can manage the storing of content. In one aspect, the content may be managed to prevent the storing of multiple versions of the same content. A deduplication process may be performed by comparing digests generated at user devices. Based on the comparison of the digests, the network device can efficiently and effectively manage the retrieving and storing of content.

Type: Grant
Filed: January 20, 2012
Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
Inventor: Arun V Rajagopalan

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