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Distributed Image Storage and Retrieval System for a Local Area Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120926D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Addink, M: AUTHOR [+7]

Abstract

A distributed image storage and retrieval system is described for a local area network. In the figure, a local area network is shown which includes a master processor 10 connected to the local area network 12. A plurality of workstations 14 and 14' are also connected to the local area network 12. The first image storage device 16 and the second image storage device 16' are also connected to the local area network 12. Along with the master processor is an inverted file index which contains the location of each of a plurality of image files which are stored on either the storage 16 or the storage 16'. The index 18 is queried by a user at a workstation 14 or 14' issuing an access request at the workstation, which is transferred over the local area network 12 to the master processor 10.

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Distributed Image Storage and Retrieval System for a Local Area Network

      A distributed image storage and retrieval system is described
for a local area network.  In the figure, a local area network is
shown which includes a master processor 10 connected to the local
area network 12.  A plurality of workstations 14 and 14' are also
connected to the local area network 12.  The first image storage
device 16 and the second image storage device 16' are also connected
to the local area network 12.  Along with the master processor is an
inverted file index which contains the location of each of a
plurality of image files which are stored on either the storage 16 or
the storage 16'.  The index 18 is queried by a user at a workstation
14 or 14' issuing an access request at the workstation, which is
transferred over the local area network 12 to the master processor
10.  The master processor 10 accesses the index 18 to obtain the
location address for one or several image files which satisfy the
request from the workstation 14.  The location addresses for the
image files are then transmitted over the local area network 12 back
to the workstation 14 where the inquiry originated.

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      In accordance with the invention, the workstation then carries
out the accessing of the respective storage devices 16 and 16' to
obtain the image files stored on those respective storage devices.
The image files are...