Patents Examined by Ario Etienne
  • Patent number: 10153918
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method, for a first cluster manager (CM), for adding an application instance (AI) to a cluster operating across several datacenters. The method identifies a first AI to add to the cluster and a second AI that already belongs to the cluster, and sends a request to add the first AI to a second CM that operates on a same machine as the second AI. The request includes an address for the first AI and a datacenter identifier that indicates a datacenter in which the first AI operates. From the second CM, the method receives a cluster topology that identifies several AIs of the cluster within the several datacenters. The topology includes a datacenter identifier for each of the identified AIs. The method processes data sent between the first AI and other AIs of the cluster according to an overlay network defined by the received topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventor: Jeremy Olmsted-Thompson
  • Patent number: 10129081
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for systems and methods that facilitate dynamic configuration of NPIV virtual ports in a Fiber Channel network environment. SCSI target endpoints are virtualized through NPIV mapping mechanisms. The assignment of many virtual ports to one or more base ports through the NPIV mapping allows data storage systems to be reconfigured dynamically or on-the-fly while the system is up and running. This also allows movement of virtual ports among physical ports, or even among different systems in the network. In a highly available system, such as critical data recovery systems, the ability to migrate data on-the-fly by moving endpoints port-to-port or system-to-system greatly facilitates the ability for data to be maintained and protected in a non-disruptive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Robert Fair, Hendrik Tanto, Shobhan Kumar Chinnam, Karunakara Rao Seelam
  • Patent number: 10108758
    Abstract: Described herein is a method and system that provides access to numerous connected devices in a device bank and allows remote interaction and control of aspects of the connected devices using a remote management system. In an embodiment, the method comprises the configuring of one or more connected devices in the device bank to mimic an end user's connected device configuration and environment in order to resolve an issue with the end user's connected device. In other embodiments, the connected devices in the device bank can be used by end users such as developers to test and diagnose new applications and by remote support technicians to train themselves on connected devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AetherPal Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Gonsalves, Pooja Chengappa, Ramesh Parmar, Subramanyam Ayyalasomayajula, Mahadevan Viswanathan, Byung Joon Oh
  • Patent number: 10110683
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving the handing of communications between network applications in a computer system with connectivity services interfaces that seamlessly handle the communications in an easy-to-use, secure, message-oriented environment are disclosed. Embodiments of systems and methods for maintaining ownership of sessions by applications, and for avoiding the orphaning of communication sessions when activities are terminated are also disclosed. Also disclosed are embodiments of systems and methods for accessing data using authentication credentials different than the authentication credentials associated with a user that is requesting access to the data. Embodiments of systems and methods for authenticating credentials for establishing a secure communication connection between applications executing on different platforms are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Allyn D Smith, Steven R Hallquist, William O Pollnow
  • Patent number: 10069938
    Abstract: Examples are generally directed towards managing query responses. A server receives an unspecified property request associated with a resource. The request identifies a resource and omits a property field parameter. A set of instances associated with the resource is identified. An identifier for each instance in the set of instances is identified to form a set of identifiers. The server returns only the set of identifiers to the client as a response to the unspecified property request. On determining the server has received a types-feed request from the client, the server identifies all possible property types for the resource to form a list of all property types. The server returns the list of all property types to the client as a response to the types-feed request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Jichao Zhang, James Pendergraft, Wei Wang, Meiling Ge, Jun Peng
  • Patent number: 10033570
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a distributed map reduce network. An aspect includes receiving a description of a map reduce job comprising a time deadline. Another aspect includes selecting a set of candidate nodes from a plurality of nodes of the distributed map reduce network, wherein the set of candidate nodes are selected based on cost value. Another aspect includes determining an amount of time required to perform the map reduce job by the set of candidate nodes. Another aspect includes, based on the determined amount of time not meeting the time deadline: selecting a particular node of the set of candidate nodes for replacement based on the geographical location of the particular node; selecting a next node of the plurality of nodes based on the cost value of the next node; and replacing the particular node in the set of candidate nodes with the next node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Gabriel Alatorre, Divyesh Jadav
  • Patent number: 10025638
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a multiple-cloud-computing-facility aggregation that provides multi-cloud aggregation and that includes a cloud-connector server and cloud-connector nodes that cooperate to provide services that are distributed across multiple clouds. These services include the transfer of virtual-machine containers, or workloads, between two different clouds and remote management interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Jagannath N. Raghu
  • Patent number: 9967167
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor-readable medium storing code representing instructions that when executed by a processor cause the processor to update, at a memory location, a first flow state value associated with a data flow to a second flow state value when at least one of a packet from the data flow is received or the memory location is selected after a time period has expired. At least a portion of the packet is analyzed when the second flow state value represents a flow rate of a network data flow anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Gunes Aybay
  • Patent number: 9959526
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a network arrangement and an email arrangement. The network arrangement is configured to enable the apparatus to communicate across a network. The email arrangement cooperates with the network arrangement to send and to receive emails. The email arrangement includes presence logic that monitors user interaction based presence with respect to a first email.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Kuhlke, Ethan Hugg, Eric Heng Chih Lee, Chin-Ju Chen
  • Patent number: 9929992
    Abstract: A method and system for correlating events with social media is provided. The method includes retrieving from a social network, social network data associated with users of the social network. The social network data is associated with event data associated with a user of the users. Temporary actions associated with a social network account of the user are enabled and a notification is transmitted to a group of users. In response, confirmation data associated with enabling the temporary actions is received from the group of users and permanent actions associated with the temporary actions are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rhonda L. Childress, Manvendra Gupta, Stewart Hyman
  • Patent number: 9916308
    Abstract: Provided is a document management service that accepts a request for sharing a document from a user of client terminal so as to determine whether or not the document to which the sharing request was made has been successfully registered in a document management server as a sharing target among users. If the document has failed to be registered, the document management service posts the document to a microblog service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Tsujimoto
  • Patent number: 9917738
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure enable messages, such as syslog messages, rsyslog messages, and/or syslog-ng messages, to be efficiently and effectively routed. In some examples, it is determined whether a transmitting device associated with a message is associated with one or more device classes. Upon determining that the transmitting device is not associated with one or more device classes, the transmitting device is associated with a device class, and a rule set for determining whether the transmitting device is associated with one or more device classes is updated. A recipient for the message is identified, such that the message is configured to be accurately routed to the recipient. Examples of the disclosure manage messages to increase system functionality, increase speed, conserve memory, reduce processor load, increase communication reliability, and/or reduce communication error rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Justin H. Haynes
  • Patent number: 9912630
    Abstract: A method and system for processing Domain name Services (DNS) request in a gateway. The gateway receives a DNS request from a host from its local area network. The gateway then selects DNS server(s) and transmits a new DNS request to at least one DNS server(s). DNS server(s) may or may not be accessible through a first tunnel. The contents of the new DNS request are the same as the content of the received DNS request. Further, when the gateway receives a DNS response corresponding to the DNS request, it determines a decision whether to transfer data to the host whose IP address is specified in the DNS response through a second tunnel. The decision may be based on a geographical location of an IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Alex Wing Hong Chan, Ho Ming Chan, Kit Wai Chau, Chi Pan Yip, Min-Fu Tsai
  • Patent number: 9906490
    Abstract: In a relay managing method through a network management system (NMS) server, a registration request is received from a relay BTS interface unit (BIU). The identification information of the BIU that transmits the registration request is compared with a previously registered BIU registration table, and a new BIU ID is provided to the BIU that transmits the registration request, when information corresponding to the identification information of the BIU that transmits the registration request does not exist in the BIU registration table. Subsequently, registration is performed by mapping the identification information of the BIU that transmits the registration request and allocation IP information to the provided new BIU ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SOLID, LTD.
    Inventor: Bong Cheol Na
  • Patent number: 9900377
    Abstract: A method for providing a dynamic healthchecking gateway is provided. The method may include receiving an application request. The method may also include determining if a plurality of load balancing information is available for the application request. The method may further include in response to determining that a plurality of load balancing information is not available for the application request, registering the requested application in a repository. The method may include monitoring the availability of a plurality of servers and the availability of the requested application. The method may additionally include determining an available runtime instance based on the monitoring. The method may also include forwarding the received application request to the determined available runtime instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Borley, Callum P. Jackson, Kathryn M. McMullan, Philip L. Norton
  • Patent number: 9900171
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to various methods to discover, configure, and leverage relationships in Internet of Things (IoT) networks. More particularly, the methods disclosed herein may support automated processes to create configurable sub-divisions and access controls in an IoT network based on usage associated with objects that are registered in the IoT network and interactions among the registered objects. Furthermore, in one embodiment, relationships between IoT devices that belong to different users may be implicitly discovered and/or ranked based on meetings (e.g., interactions) between the IoT devices, and relationships between the different users may likewise be implicitly discovered and/or ranked. Moreover, locations and interactions associated with IoT devices may be tracked over time to further discover user-specific and potentially asymmetric relationships among the IoT devices and/or the users associated therewith (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Isaac David Guedalia, Jacob Guedalia, Ravinder Paul Chandhok, Sarah Glickfield
  • Patent number: 9893945
    Abstract: A process system for constructing network structure deployment diagram and the method thereof and a computer program product storing a network structure deployment analysis program are provided to analyze the network structure deployment of a target network. At first, a request instruction is sent by the process system for constructing the network structure deployment diagram to acquire network flow status messages. Interconnection relationship between the connection ports is analyzed by matching the acquired network flow status messages of the connection ports to generate the network structure deployment diagram of the target network. Accordingly, the invention utilizes the flow data messages of the connection ports in the network to create the network structure deployment diagram with advantages of easy implementation and high operation efficiency etc., and is especially suitable for large network systems with a large amount of network terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: XINGUARD INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Shan Hsieh, Jyh-Kae Hsu
  • Patent number: 9887881
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for classifying a network flow based on a domain name system (DNS) request. Embodiments receive a first DNS request associated with establishing a network flow with a remote service. Here, the first DNS request specifies a domain name associated with the remote service. The domain name is analyzed in order to determine a first classification for the remote service. The first classification is selected from a plurality of classifications. Embodiments then determine a network management policy to apply to the network flow, based on the determined first classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Krishnamoorthy Karthikeyan
  • Patent number: 9887856
    Abstract: A method may include, receiving, by a controller integral to a chassis, a user request to apply a switch configuration. The method may also include communicating from the controller to a remote access controller (RAC) integral to at least one module disposed in a plurality of slots of the chassis an indication that a user has requested application of a switch configuration. The method may further include receiving at the controller, in response to the indication, a request to download a switch configuration file from the controller to the RAC. The method may additionally include transferring from the controller, in response to the request to download the switch configuration file, the switch configuration file to the RAC such that the RAC applies parameters set forth in the switch configuration file in order to configure an in-band switch associated with the module comprising the RAC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Carl W. Kagy, Christopher Abella Poblete, Scott Michael Ramsey, Wayne Robert Weilnau, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9876848
    Abstract: Images of key phrases or hashtags appear on televised feeds. Image processing techniques, such as feature locating algorithms or character recognition algorithms, can be used to locate the images of key phrases in the images. Then, character recognition algorithms can be used to generate a list of candidate key phrases for the key phrase in image format. However, identification of the key phrase in image format is not completely accurate with conventional methods. Social media content items associated with the televised feed are used to filter the list of candidate key phrases. Using known information about the televised feed as well as about key phrases in text format in the social media content items, candidate key phrases in the list of candidate key phrases can be scored and, thus, a final candidate key phrase selected based on the scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Carroll, Richard Douglas Whitcomb, Jr., Wangfan Fu, Thanabordi Jianrungsang