Patents Examined by Andrew Woo
  • Patent number: 11991244
    Abstract: Provided is a collaborative application service process management system based on a multi-tenant mode in an embodiment of the present disclosure. The system includes an application module, an application service process phase module, an application service process phase state module, an application object module, a collaborative application object management module, an application permission module, an application service process re-combiner, a shared database, etc. According to the method, a service process satisfying multi-scenario requirements can be designed in combination with an actual application scenario, and multi-scenario services in one application can be collaboratively managed. Therefore, system switch between different scenarios by a tenant is reduced, an inter-tenant collaborative management capacity is improved, and a tenant-application multi-scenario management capacity is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Huzhou Newt Network Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun Yu
  • Patent number: 11991225
    Abstract: One example method includes transmitting a message to a first client device indicating a transition to a first sub-meeting of a webinar, the first client device connected to a main meeting of the webinar and associated with a first participant, receiving, from the first client device, a request for access information to join the first sub-meeting; transmitting the access information for the first sub-meeting to the first client device, receiving, from the first client device, a request to join the first sub-meeting, the request based on the access information for the first sub-meeting, and joining the first client device to the first sub-meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Lin Han
  • Patent number: 11968252
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose a method performed by a first node device in a mesh network that includes identifying a plurality of neighbor node devices that have one or more blocks of a dataset; determining quality scores for respective node devices of the plurality of neighbor node devices; selecting, based on the quality scores, a second node device from the plurality of neighbor node devices; and sending, to the second node device, a first request to receive at least one block of the one or more blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: ITRON, INC.
    Inventors: Imad Jamil, Jerome Bartier, Fabrice Monier, Samuel De Vals
  • Patent number: 11943307
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to generating a modified web farm framework for routing web traffic based on similarities between web traffic requests. A computing platform may receive a request to establish a server connection to host a virtual workspace. The computing platform may identify a pod and a server within the pod with network capacity to host the virtual workspace. The computing platform may assign the virtual workspace to the pod and the server, and may generate a cookie indicating connection details associated with the virtual workspace. The computing platform may receive a consumer request to connect to the virtual workspace and may transmit the cookie to the consumer. The computing platform may monitor and analyze the server connection, and may modify the server assignment associated with the virtual workspace based on determining the server connection was lost and/or terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Dheeraj Shringi, Michael Hester
  • Patent number: 11943192
    Abstract: The online co-location connection service is provided by a messaging system configured to selectively pair user profiles associated with respective client devices equipped with sensors that communicate with each other within the predetermined physical proximity range. The pairing is effectuated without requiring that the two client devices, at the time of pairing, are within a communication range permitted by their respective short range communication sensors and without requiring a communication between the first client device and the second client device via a short-range wireless communication technology. Subsequent to the pairing, the messaging system monitors physical proximity of the client devices based on the sensor data obtained by the co-location connection service from the respective messaging clients executing at the respective client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Yu Jiang Tham
  • Patent number: 11936615
    Abstract: Generally, aspects of the invention involve creating a data structure (a map) that reflects routing of Internet traffic to Anycast prefixes. Assume, for example, that each Anycast prefix is associated with two or more deployments (Points of Presence or PoPs) that can provide a service such as DNS, content delivery (e.g., via proxy servers, as in a CDN), distributed network storage, compute, or otherwise. The map is built in such a way as to identify portions of the Internet (e.g., in IP address space) that are consistently routed with one another, i.e., always to the same PoP as one another, regardless of how the Anycast prefixes are deployed. Aspects of the invention also involve the use of this map, once created. The map can be applied in a variety of ways to assist and/or improve the operation of Anycast deployments and thus represents an improvement to computer networking technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle G. Schomp, Rami Al-Dalky
  • Patent number: 11929877
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, from a first device, a first request indicating a client characteristic, generating a second request for content that simulates a data request originating at a client device with the client characteristic, identifying data of a response to the generated second request, and providing, to the first device, a report based on the identified data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Xi Leng, Timothy Olds
  • Patent number: 11930073
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system and computer program product for maximizing system scalability while guaranteeing enforcement of service level objectives. A request is received to access a backend database in a hierarchy of backend databases that includes heterogenous computing resources with a dynamic range of performance. Upon receiving the request, a reinforcement learning based filter determines if the request's frequency of access exceeds a cutoff frequency. If the received request is not filtered, but instead, is passed through the filter, then one of the backend databases in the hierarchy is selected. Such a selection is made by a load balancer that is trained using reinforcement learning to select the optimal backend database taking into consideration the storage size and speed of the backend databases as well as taking into consideration the user-specified service level objective to be met by the request to guarantee enforcement of such a service level objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Duan, Braulio Gabriel Dumba, Andrew John Anderson
  • Patent number: 11924277
    Abstract: Networking systems and methods for establishing and maintaining virtual computing clouds are disclosed. A networking system can comprise a server and various instances of a software agent, each agent being installed on a computing device participating in a virtual computing cloud. The server can maintain account setting for a user, wherein the settings can indicate which files on indicated computing devices are included in the virtual computing cloud. The networking system can selectively synchronize data between the computing devices automatically and in a secure manner, and can transmit data in real time to simulate local storage when synchronization of certain files is inappropriate in light of file incompatibility. As a result, the networking system can provide the user with a seamless, automatic system and method for accessing a total computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: AdmieMobile LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Conrad, David Simmons
  • Patent number: 11909813
    Abstract: Described are examples for deploying workloads in a cloud-computing environment. In an aspect, based on a desired number of workloads of a process to be executed in a cloud-computing environment and based on one or more failure probabilities, an actual number of workloads of the process to execute in the cloud-computing environment to provide a level of service can be determined and deployed. In another aspect, a standby workload can be executed as a second instance of the process without at least a portion of the separate configuration used by the multiple workloads, and based on detecting termination of one of multiple workloads, the standby workload can be configured to execute based on the separate configuration of the separate instance of the process corresponding to the one of the multiple workloads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sanjeev Mehrotra, Paramvir Bahl, Anuj Kalia
  • Patent number: 11902348
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for transmitting point cloud data, including encoding the point cloud data and transmitting a bitstream including the point cloud data. Disclosed herein is a method for receiving point cloud data, including receiving a bitstream including point cloud data and decoding the point cloud data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyejung Hur, Sejin Oh
  • Patent number: 11888951
    Abstract: Systems and associated methods are described for determining popularity of new content. The system analyzes a content item to identify at least a first and a second attribute associated with the content item. The system also identifies previously posted content items associated with the first and the second attributes. The system then determines levels of user activity associated with the previously posted content item corresponding to the first attribute over a first past time period and associated with the previously posted content item corresponding to the second attribute over a second past time period. The system then extrapolates a levels of user activity for a future time period based on the first past time period and on the second past time period. The system further determines an anticipated level of user activity associated with the content item for the future time period based on the extrapolated levels of user activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar, Gyanveer Singh, Urvashi Verma
  • Patent number: 11882174
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for providing a virtual machine (“VM”) as a service. A user device can install a VM to enable itself as an edge node. The user device can then and use a portion of its computing resources to provide the service to the endpoint device by running the VM. In an example, an edge node can directly receive a request for a service from an endpoint device. The edge node can determine that it needs assistance from another device to jointly provide the service. Then another user device which is available to operate as an edge node can join the edge team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: VMWare, Inc.
    Inventor: Helen Zeng
  • Patent number: 11876805
    Abstract: The techniques disclosed herein improve existing systems by rendering a first user interface (UI) on a device of a member in a defined group, including messages being communicated between the defined group of users of the communication session. A selection of a message set including a subset of the messages of the defined group is received for corresponding with a non-member user who is not a member of the defined group. The selected message set is delivered to the non-member user. A second UI is rendered including the selected message set and subsequent messages exchanged between the non-member user and a subset of the users in the defined group directed to the selected message set. Full access is not provided to other subsequent messages in the defined group not directed to the selected message set. Subsequent messages exchanged between the non-member user and the defined group are rendered. The subsequent messages are rendered in context of messages prior to the selected message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Nakul Madaan, Neeraj Kumar Jain, Dominic Roedel
  • Patent number: 11847863
    Abstract: Implementations of a licensing and ticketing system is provided. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method comprises receiving a request for licensing information at a first computing device. In some implementations, the computer-implemented method further comprises retrieving at the first computing device licensing information from storage on the first computing device wherein the retrieved licensing information includes a unique license number issued by a governmental entity, a name, and a pre-stored photograph. In some implementations, the computer-implemented method further comprises capturing a current photograph at the first computing device after receiving the request for licensing information. In some implementations, the computer-implemented method further comprises transmitting at the first computing device the retrieved licensing information including the pre-stored photograph and the current photograph over a network to the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Charlena L. Thorpe
  • Patent number: 11849008
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples for providing network content filtering to client devices on a per-application basis. A client device is identified. Then the client device is authenticated by the device management service. If the client device is not authenticated, a user interface will facilitate the enrollment process on the client device to authenticate the client device with the management service. Then, an authentication token is received. The management application receives a request from an application to initiate a network connection. Based at least in part on the identity of the application and the client device, the management application routes network traffic associated with the application and the network connection using or without using a managed network tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: AirWatch, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Rykowski
  • Patent number: 11843629
    Abstract: In an approach, a processor receives a report of a push notification identified as spam. A processor determines that a threshold number of push notifications identified as spam has been exceeded. A processor, responsive to determining that the threshold number of push notifications identified as spam has been exceeded, performs an action with respect to a sender of the push notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Norton Samuel Augustus Stanley, Josephine E. Justin, Badekila Ganesh Prashanth Bhat
  • Patent number: 11818201
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems and computer program products for cloud based software program execution to enable cross-device implementation of cloud based software application execution by a cloud services server system. The methods include (i) assigning a plurality of hardware devices for execution of the instance of the cloud based software application, (ii) receiving a software application program instruction for execution, (iii) determining attributes of the received software application program instruction, (iv) selecting based on one or more determined attributes of the received software application program instruction, one of the first computing device and the second computing device for execution of the received software application program instruction and (v) routing the received software application program instruction to the selected first or second computing device for execution by the selected first or second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Bluestack Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Suman Saraf
  • Patent number: 11811873
    Abstract: An internet-of-things (IoT) distribution hub enables delivery of formatted IoT data to any of multiple hosting platforms as dynamically configurable by an IoT device owner. A service node in a distributed network provides, to an IoT device, a device key for accessing an IoT distribution network. The service node receives a selection of a hosting platform for the IoT device, wherein the selected hosting platform is one from a group of available hosting platforms available through the IoT distribution network. The service node maps the IoT device to a virtual device proxy for the selected hosting platform and receives a request from the IoT device to forward IoT data. The request includes the device key. The service node forwards the IoT data to the selected hosting platform via the virtual device proxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Cheul Shim, Michael G. Hogan, Angel Polito, Terence P. Maguire, Thierry R. Sender
  • Patent number: 11805172
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating access to files that are stored by network-accessible file storage services. An example system comprises a plurality of file access nodes including a control node, wherein the control node is configured to: receive a file access request initiated by a client, wherein the file access request comprises an identifier of a file, an identifier of a file storage service, and an access token associated with the file stored by the file storage service; request, using the access token, metadata associated with the file from the file storage service; define, using the metadata, a plurality of portions forming the file; and forward, to the plurality of file access nodes, identifiers of the plurality of portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Parallels International GmbH
    Inventor: Anton Zelenov