Patents Assigned to Open Invention Network, LLC
  • Patent number: 11379257
    Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of: receiving a heartbeat message from a peer VNFCI indicating a current operational state of active, when the VNFCI is in active state, determining a first network isolation indicator, by a network isolation subsystem, by checking if the VNFCI was network isolated while becoming active, sending a first heartbeat message to the peer VNFCI indicating a current operational state as active and network isolation boolean since active, obtaining a second network isolation indicator of the peer VNFCI from a heartbeat message datastore, sending a second heartbeat message to the peer VNFCI indicating the current operational state as active and a desired operational state as active when at least one of: the second network isolation indicator was yes, and the first network isolation indicator was no, and sending a third heartbeat message to the peer VNFCI indicating the current operational state as active and a desired operational state as active when at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Keith William Melkild
  • Patent number: 11372670
    Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of: receiving a heartbeat message from a peer VNFCI indicating a current operational state of active, when the VNFCI is in active state, determining a first network isolation indicator, by a network isolation subsystem, by checking if the VNFCI was network isolated while becoming active, sending a first heartbeat message to the peer VNFCI indicating a current operational state as active and network isolation boolean since active, obtaining a second network isolation indicator of the peer VNFCI from a heartbeat message datastore, sending a second heartbeat message to the peer VNFCI indicating the current operational state as active and a desired operational state as active when at least one of: the second network isolation indicator was yes, and the first network isolation indicator was no, and sending a third heartbeat message to the peer VNFCI indicating the current operational state as active and a desired operational state as active when at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Keith William Melkild
  • Patent number: 11368565
    Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of receiving a heartbeat message from a peer virtualization network function component interface (VFCNI) indicating a current operational state of active when a VNFCI is in an active state, sending a first heartbeat message to the peer VNFCI indicating a current operational state as active, sending a next state request with an active state and split-brain condition to a virtual network function manager (VNFM), starting a response timer, sending a second heartbeat message to the peer VNFCI indicating the current operational state as active and a desired operational state as active when one or more of: the VNFCI is not a preferred standby instance, the response timer expires, stopping the response timer when a next state response message is received, sending a third heartbeat message to the peer VNFCI indicating the current operational state as active and a desired operational state as active when and an active state is contained in the next stat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Keith William Melkild
  • Patent number: 11327570
    Abstract: In order to provide filtering of content to be presented on a mobile device, a gesture-based preferencing system and method may be employed. When content is presented to a user, the user may indicate a positive or negative preference toward that content by making a gesture. The gesture may be detected by a motion sensor and the preference of the content indicated by the gesture may be stored in a preference datastore. The preference may be used to subsequently filter content that is to be presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: John Patoskie
  • Patent number: 11316729
    Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of receiving a virtual network function component instance (VNFCI) status notification resumption message with an active state when a peer VNFCI operational state is active, retrieving a timestamp of a VNFCI state change to an active state from an element VNFCI state database, retrieving a timestamp of a peer VNFCI state change to active from an element VNFCI state database, sending one or more of: a request to a virtual network function manager (VNFM) to determine if the VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, and a request to the VNFM to determine if the peer VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, sending a state change request with standby state to the peer VNFCI when the VNFCI is not network isolated and the peer VNFCI is network isolated, and a VNFM response is received regarding the VNFCI, a timeout response from the VNFM, and a VNFM response is received regarding the peer VNFCI, and sendin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Keith William Melkild
  • Patent number: 11314560
    Abstract: An operation comprising one or more of loading one or more primary applications and including said one or more primary applications in a synchronization point, halting execution of said one or more primary applications upon arriving at said synchronization point, triggering a migration of said one or more primary applications to one or more backup applications, wherein said migration starts when the execution of said one or more primary applications are halted at said synchronization point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Allan Havemose
  • Patent number: 11316803
    Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of receiving a VNFCI status notification resumption with an active state, retrieving a timestamp of the VNFCI state change to active, retrieving a timestamp of a peer VNFCI state change to active, checking with a VIM to determine if the VNFCI network isolated while active, checking with the VIM to determine if the peer VNFCI network isolated while active, sending a first state change request message with standby to the peer VNFCI when one or more of: the peer VNFCI was network isolated, and the VNFCI was not network isolated, sending a second state change request message with standby to the peer VNFCI when one or more of: the VNFCI is not the preferred standby instance, and the peer VNFCI was not network isolated, and the VNFCI was not network isolated, starting a first retry timer for the peer VNFCI when one or more of: the first state change request message is sent, and the second state change request message is sent, sending a third state ch
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Keith William Melkild
  • Patent number: 11310100
    Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of receiving a virtual network function component instance (VNFCI) status notification resumption message with an active state when a peer VNFCI operational state is active, retrieving a timestamp of a VNFCI state change to an active state from an element VNFCI state database, retrieving a timestamp of a peer VNFCI state change to active from an element VNFCI state database, sending one or more of: a request to a virtual network function manager (VNFM) to determine if the VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, and a request to the VNFM to determine if the peer VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, sending a state change request with standby state to the peer VNFCI when the VNFCI is not network isolated and the peer VNFCI is network isolated, and a VNFM response is received regarding the VNFCI, a timeout response from the VNFM, and a VNFM response is received regarding the peer VNFCI, and sendin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Keith William Melkild
  • Patent number: 11307941
    Abstract: A system includes a multi-process application that runs. A multi-process application runs on primary hosts and is checkpointed by a checkpointer comprised of at least one of a kernel-mode checkpointer module and one or more user-space interceptors providing at least one of barrier synchronization, checkpointing thread, resource flushing, and an application virtualization space. Checkpoints may be written to storage and the application restored from said stored checkpoint at a later time. Checkpointing may be incremental using Page Table Entry (PTE) pages and Virtual Memory Areas (VMA) information. Checkpointing is transparent to the application and requires no modification to the application, operating system, networking stack or libraries. In an alternate embodiment the kernel-mode checkpointer is built into the kernel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventors: Keith Richard Backensto, Allan Havemose
  • Patent number: 11310101
    Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of receiving a virtual network function component instance (VNFCI) status notification resumption message with an active state when a peer VNFCI operational state is active, retrieving a timestamp of a VNFCI state change to an active state from an element VNFCI state database, retrieving a timestamp of a peer VNFCI state change to active from an element VNFCI state database, sending one or more of: a request to a virtual network function manager (VNFM) to determine if the VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, and a request to the VNFM to determine if the peer VNFCI network is isolating while an operating state was active, sending a state change request with standby state to the peer VNFCI when the VNFCI is not network isolated and the peer VNFCI is network isolated, and a VNFM response is received regarding the VNFCI, a timeout response from the VNFM, and a VNFM response is received regarding the peer VNFCI, and sendin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Keith William Melkild
  • Patent number: 11301339
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for hybrid kernel-mode and user-mode checkpointing of multi-process applications using a character device. The computer readable medium includes computer-executable instructions for execution by a processing system. A multi-process application runs on primary hosts and is checkpointed by a checkpointer comprised of a kernel-mode checkpointer module and one or more user-space interceptors providing barrier synchronization, checkpointing thread, resource flushing, and an application virtualization space. Checkpoints may be written to storage and the application restored from said stored checkpoint at a later time. Checkpointing is transparent to the application and requires no modification to the application, operating system, networking stack or libraries. In an alternate embodiment the kernel-mode checkpointer is built into the kernel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Allan Havemose
  • Patent number: 11281304
    Abstract: Content such as advertisements received into a mobile device may be more appropriately displayed on an alternative device remote from the mobile device. When ad content is received into the mobile device, the user may perform a physical gesture such as movement of the device or an associated motion sensor. The physical gesture is analyzed in the mobile device and causes the ad content to be redirected to the remote device. Additional physical gestures by the user can be interpreted in the mobile device to manipulate the content on the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: John Patoskie
  • Patent number: 11269924
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for distribution of applications amongst a number of servers, ensuring that changes to application data on a master for that application are asynchronously replicated to a number of slaves for that application. Servers may be located in geographically diverse locations; the invention permits data replication over high-latency and lossy network connections and failure-tolerance under hardware and network failure conditions. Access to applications is mediated by a distributed protocol handler which allows any request for any application to be addressed to any server, and which, when working in tandem with the replication system, pauses connections momentarily to allow seamless, consistent live-migration of applications and their state between servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Luke Marsden
  • Patent number: 11271893
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for distributed memory management comprising a network component configured for network communication with one or more memory resources that store data and one or more consumer devices that use data, the network component comprising a switching device in operative communication with a mapping resource, wherein the mapping resource is configured to associate mappings between data addresses associated with memory requests from a consumer device relating to a data object and information relating to a storage location in the one or more memory resources associated with the data from the data object, wherein each data address has contained therein identification information for identifying the data from the data object associated with that data address; and the switching device is configured to route memory requests based on the mappings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Warfield, Jacob Taylor Wires, Daniel Stodden, Dutch Meyer, Jean Maurice Guy Guyader, Keir Fraser, Timothy John Deegan, Brendan Anthony Cully, Christopher Clark, Kevin Jamieson, Geoffrey Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 11269674
    Abstract: An example operation may include a method comprising one or more of receiving a VNFC module LCM request where the LCM request specifies a VNFC instance (VNFCI), a target VNFC module, and an LCM operation to be performed, comprising retrieving a VNFCI data entry, determining a target OS installation of the VNFCI, establishing a secure connection to a target OS on a VNFCI hosting VM/container, determining a default command for the LCM operation, adapting the default command to the target OS, executing the adapted command, normalizing a response code, and sending a response to the VNFC module LCM request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Keith William Melkild
  • Patent number: 11263182
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for distribution of applications amongst a number of servers, ensuring that changes to application data on a master for that application are asynchronously replicated to a number of slaves for that application. Servers may be located in geographically diverse locations; the invention permits data replication over high-latency and lossy network connections and failure-tolerance under hardware and network failure conditions. Access to applications is mediated by a distributed protocol handler which allows any request for any application to be addressed to any server, and which, when working in tandem with the replication system, pauses connections momentarily to allow seamless, consistent live-migration of applications and their state between servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK, LLC
    Inventor: Luke Marsden
  • Patent number: 11263086
    Abstract: A system and method thereof for performing loss-less migration of an application group. In an exemplary embodiment, the system may include a high-availability services module structured for execution in conjunction with an operating system, and one or more computer nodes of a distributed system upon which at least one independent application can be executed upon. The high-availability services module may be structured to be executable on the one or more computer nodes for loss-less migration of the one or more independent applications, and is operable to perform checkpointing of all state in a transport connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventors: Keith Richard Backensto, Allan Havemose
  • Patent number: 11249783
    Abstract: An example operation may include a method comprising one or more of starting a communication session by a first application container, initiating a poll, by the first application container, when the first application container has data in its queue, responding, by at least one second application container, data, wherein the data includes one or more of an identification, a state, a percentage of utilized resources by type, a list of data elements in a queue of the application container, a list of data elements in a queue, and data that is pre-allocated to be shared, requesting the data, by the at least one second application container, and ending the communication session when one or more of the first application container sends a FIN, and the at least one second application container sends a FIN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: John Michael Suit
  • Patent number: 11252033
    Abstract: An example operation may include a method comprising one or more of receiving a VNFC module status request from a NFVO where the status request specifies a VNFC instance (VNFCI), determining a target OS installation of the VNFCI, retrieving a list of one or more VNFC modules of the VNFCI, determining the status of the one or more VNFC modules wherein the status determination includes at least one or more of constructing a default status command, adapting the command to the target OS, executing the adapted status command, and recording a normalized status result, sending a VNFC module status notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Keith William Melkild
  • Patent number: 11250024
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for distribution of applications amongst a number of servers, ensuring that changes to application data on a master for that application are asynchronously replicated to a number of slaves for that application. Servers may be located in geographically diverse locations; the invention permits data replication over high-latency and lossy network connections and failure-tolerance under hardware and network failure conditions. Access to applications is mediated by a distributed protocol handler which allows any request for any application to be addressed to any server, and which, when working in tandem with the replication system, pauses connections momentarily to allow seamless, consistent live-migration of applications and their state between servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventor: Luke Marsden