Patents Examined by Abdullahi Salad
  • Patent number: 9160977
    Abstract: A method of providing information about video content to a client is disclosed. The method includes: receiving a request from a client requesting information about video content, the request including an internet protocol address of the client; establishing (a) a geographic location of the client from the internet protocol address; and (b) a time of the request; identifying one or more content providers available in the geographic location; in dependence on the one or more content providers and the time, retrieving information about the video content from a database; and providing the information to the client. Related apparatus and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Colin John Davies, James Geoffrey Walker, Nicholas Thexton, Simon John Parnall
  • Patent number: 9143355
    Abstract: A request for a first dynamic bridge end is received at a first device. A capability for a second dynamic bridge end is transmitted to a second device. At least one of the first dynamic bridge end and the second dynamic bridge end have a movable end point location. The first dynamic bridge end and the second dynamic bridge end create a path for transmission of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry E. Willner, Patrick Joseph O'Sullivan, Edith Helen Stern
  • Patent number: 9122536
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems to automate the provisioning and deployment of application instances within a heterogeneous data center. In one embodiment, the application provisioning is performed based upon a blueprint and deployment model defining requirements of the provisioned application. In another embodiment, the totality of available resources for provisioning is divided into different segments. When resources are requested and assigned to an incoming provisioning request, the resource pool may be refreshed or augmented as defined by thresholds or forecasting of user needs. The resource pool may be refreshed by recapturing allocated resources that are no longer in use or by configuring resources taken from the reserve. Further, when reserve resources are not available or are below a minimum reserve threshold, capacity planning actions may be initiated or advised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: BMC SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Suhas A. Kelkar, Monish Darda, Manikantan Narender Nath
  • Patent number: 9110728
    Abstract: Embodiments monitor application performance metrics representing the performance of a software application executed by one or more host computing devices. Based on the application of rules to the application performance metrics, an elasticity action, such as a power-on action, a power-off action, a deploy action, and/or a destroy action, is determined. The elasticity action is transmitted to one or more target hosts, which perform the elasticity action. The target host may be selected based on host performance metrics. Further, a load balancing service may accommodate the addition of a new software application instance to a cluster and/or the removal of an existing software application instance from the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianjun Shen, Ying He, Hailing Xu, Howie Xu, Juntao Liu, Shudong Zhou
  • Patent number: 9095779
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of this disclosure includes a method of sharing application states across different user profiles. The method can include: receiving a request from a first computing device associated with a first user profile to load an application state of a game application, wherein the application state is owned by a second user profile; verifying permission for the first user profile to load the application state owned by the second user profile; configuring a sharing instance of the application state of the game application by accessing gameplay state data of the application state associated with the second user profile in a storage service; and sending the sharing instance to be loaded onto the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Michael A. Chan, Daniel R. Bornstein, Linda Tong
  • Patent number: 9086904
    Abstract: A method is provided to migrate a virtual machine from a source computing machine to a destination computing machine comprising: suspending transmission of requests from a request queue disposed in source computing machine memory associated with the VM from the request queue to a VF; while suspending the transmission of requests, determining when no more outstanding responses to prior requests remain to be received; in response to a determination that no more outstanding responses to prior requests remain to be received, transferring state information that is indicative of locations of requests inserted to the request queue from the VF to a PF and from the PF to a memory region associated with a virtualization intermediary of the source computing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Joseph Goggin, Hariharan Subramanian, Sanjana Aswani, Adam M. Belay, Anurekh Saxena
  • Patent number: 9059976
    Abstract: A method for establishing a software-defined network attachable storage system includes establishing first and second sets of logical computer systems (which may be virtual computer systems) as namespace servers and dataspace servers respectively. Each namespace server is configured: (a) to store, in its memory, filesystem metadata, the metadata including file and directory names and information on where user data associated with the file and directory names resides, and to store in its storage system a dynamically updated copy of the filesystem metadata; and (b) to process storage system pathname requests, for a predetermined subset of the namespace, from at least one requesting client computer and to return in response to each request a handle for use by the requesting client computer; and (ii) each dataspace server is configured to store and retrieve user data in its storage system based on handles determined by the namespace servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Peaxy, Inc.
    Inventor: Francesco Lacapra
  • Patent number: 9043420
    Abstract: A system, method and device for migrating data are provided. An attachment type of an attachment received with a message at a device is determined, the message associated with a network address of the device dedicated to data migration. The attachment is stored in a portion of the memory associated with the attachment type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 9030564
    Abstract: A camera tracker, in which an image captured by a camera oriented to capture images across a surface is accessed. A region in which an object detected within the accessed image is positioned is determined from among multiple defined regions within a field of view of the camera. User input is determined based on the determined region and an application is controlled based on the determined user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventor: Evan Hildreth
  • Patent number: 9021115
    Abstract: A message is provided to a tracking server system in response to a client system referencing a predetermined resource locator that corresponds to a resource external to the tracking server system. The tracking server system indirectly provides for the client system to have an informational element selectable by the client system, where the informational element is graphically identified on the client system with informational content obtainable from a content server system through use of a content resource locator. The informational element includes a tracking resource locator, referencing the tracking server system, and data identifying the informational element. The selection of the informational element causes the client system to use the tracking resource locator to provide the data to the tracking server system and to use the content resource locator to obtain the informational content from the content server system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Kirsch, Christopher J. Lindblad
  • Patent number: 9015293
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for setting a ping interval in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes transmitting a ping message to a server after a predefined time period corresponding to a set ping interval and determining whether a response message is received from the server, so as to determine whether a ping test succeeds, determining whether a short interval count value of the set ping interval is 0 by referring to a count table when the ping test is determined to be successful, and resetting the ping interval, and determining whether the short interval count value of the set ping interval is 0 by referring to the count table when the ping test fails, and resetting the ping interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Seok Park, Min-Ji Lee
  • Patent number: 9015323
    Abstract: A global server load-balancing (GSLB) switch serves as a proxy to an authoritative DNS and communicates with numerous site switches that are coupled to host servers serving specific applications. The GSLB switch receives from site switches operational information regarding host servers within the site switches neighborhood. When a client program requests a resolution of a host name, the GSLB switch, acting as a proxy of an authoritative DNS, returns one or more ordered IP addresses for the host name. The IP addresses are ordered using metrics that include the information collected from the site switches or based on other metric information. Examples of metrics include weighted site, weighted IP, and active bindings metrics. The GSLB switch places the address that is deemed “best” at the top of the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Sunanda L. Kommula
  • Patent number: 9009323
    Abstract: Users intending to launch instances or otherwise access virtual resources in a multi-tenant environment can specify a launch configuration. For each type of instance or each type of user, at least one launch configuration is created that includes parameters and values to be used in instantiating an instance of that type, the values being optimized for the current environment and type of instance. Launch configurations can be optimized for different types of users, such as to account for security credentials and access levels. Such an approach enables users to launch instances by contacting the resource provider directly without need for a proxy, which can function as a choke point under heavy load. The use of an appropriate launch configuration can be enforced for any type of user at any level, such as at the sub-net level, by modifying a request that does not specify an appropriate launch configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin M. Theimer, Eric Jason Brandwine, Marc J. Brooker, David Everard Brown, Christopher Richard Jacques de Kadt
  • Patent number: 9003014
    Abstract: An illustrative embodiment includes a method for use with a computing system comprising a first computer coupled to one or more additional computers, wherein each of the one or more additional computers manages a respective set of one or more virtualized computing resources, and wherein the first computer manages the one or more additional computers. The method includes the steps of determining an assignment of at least one application to at least one of: (i) the first computer; and (ii) at least one of the one or more additional computers; and responsive to a detected condition, changing the assignment of the at least one application to the at least one of: (i) the first computer; and (ii) the at least one of the one or more additional computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sambit Sahu, Anca Sailer, Hidayatullah H. Shaikh
  • Patent number: 8990336
    Abstract: A system for remotely monitoring an individual. The system includes a server system for generating a script program from a set of queries. The script program is executable by a remote apparatus that displays information and/or a set of queries to the individual through a user interface. Responses to the queries that are entered through the user interface together with individual identification information are sent from the remote apparatus to the server system across a communication network. The server system also includes an automated answering service for providing a series of questions from a stored set of questions for an individual at the remote apparatus to respond to, storing responses to each provided question in the series of questions and providing a service based on the individual's response to the questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Brown
  • Patent number: 8972598
    Abstract: An approach to facilitating in-vehicle services for user-provided devices is provided. One or more communication sessions with one or more user-provided devices may be facilitated by an in-vehicle computer system. One or more content items available to the one or more user-provided devices may be stored by the in-vehicle computer system. A list of the one or more content items may be provided by the in-vehicle computer system to the one or more user-provided devices. A selection of at least one content item from at least one user-provided device may be received by the in-vehicle computer system. Access to the at least one content item may be provided, by the in-vehicle computer system via the one or more communication sessions, to the at least user-provided device based on the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kwivo, LLC
    Inventors: Alexandra Kathleen Heron, Julio Toro Silva, Manimeldura Janaka Mendis
  • Patent number: 8972552
    Abstract: A management apparatus characterized by comprising: management means for managing a connection parameter associated with a second network which is newly formed by a communication apparatus connected to a first network and is different from the first network; and notification means for, upon receiving a request from another communication apparatus connected to the first network, notifying the request source communication apparatus of the connection parameter associated with the second network, which is managed by the management means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Shichino
  • Patent number: 8966108
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method on a portable data carrier (10). In said method, a web server (62) of the data carrier (10) preferably receives command information from a terminal (100) connected to the data carrier (10), the command information relating to at least one CAT command (“Card Application Toolkit” command). The at least one CAT command is then executed by a CAT interpreter (64) of the data carrier (10). The command information is embedded in an HTTP command request message of an HTTP client (110) of the terminal (100), and the web server (62) extracts the embedded command information from the HTTP command request message before relaying it to the CAT interpreter (64) of the data carrier (10) for execution of the at least one CAT command. In this manner there is enabled a flexible and resource-saving interaction between the web server (62) and the CAT interpreter (64).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Richter, Stephan Spitz, Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 8966064
    Abstract: Controls electronic devices and/or throttles electronic devices and/or information for electronic devices based on agreements or events or any combination thereof. An agreement includes one or more conditions to satisfy the agreement, such as one or more tasks or activities to be performed by an agreement performer or events that may be detected, and actions performed to enforce or assert the agreement such as controlling the electronic device and/or enabling or disabling or otherwise limiting, reducing or increasing the amount or type of information allowed with respect to any or all electronic devices associated with the agreement performer. For example, the system controls the electronic device and/or enables, disables or limits the amount or type of information on an electronic device, e.g., telephone, computer, game, television, vehicle based on whether the child has finished assigned homework, chores or extracurricular activities as specified as conditions of the agreement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Parentsware, LLC
    Inventors: Negeen Moussavian, Amir Moussavian, Ben Badiee, Mark Lewis
  • Patent number: 8957971
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an entire image display control portion that performs control to display an entire image of a predetermined region in an entire image display window; and a cutout image display control portion that performs control to enlarge a plurality of tracking subjects included in the entire image and display the tracking subjects in a cutout image display window. The cutout image display control portion performs the control in such a manner that one cutout image including the tracking subjects is displayed in the cutout image display window in a case where relative distances among the tracking subjects are equal to or smaller than a predetermined value, and that two cutout images including the respective tracking subjects are displayed in the cutout image display window in a case where the relative distances among the tracking subjects are larger than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ritsuo Inaguma, Takanobu Ujisato