Patents Examined by Ario Etienne
  • Patent number: 10178169
    Abstract: A storage system is provided. The storage system includes a plurality of storage nodes, each of the plurality of storage nodes having a plurality of storage units with storage memory. The system includes a first network coupling the plurality of storage nodes and a second network coupled to at least a subset of the plurality of storage units of each of the plurality of storage nodes such that one of the plurality of storage units of a first one of the plurality of storage nodes can initiate or relay a command to one of the plurality of storage units of a second one of the plurality of storage nodes via the second network without the command passing through the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Par Botes, John Hayes, Zhangxi Tan
  • Patent number: 10178150
    Abstract: A method, computer program product and system for eye contact-based information transfer. Communication is established by a computer device between a first head mounted device worn by a first user and a second head mounted device worn by a second user. Gaze tracking establishes through gaze tracking of the first head mounted device and the second head mounted device that the first head mounted device and the second head mounted device have made eye contact. Responsive to an input to at least one of the first head mounted device and the second head mounted device made while the first head mounted device and the second head mounted device have established eye contact, a computer device transfers a file between the first head mounted device and the second head mounted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10171537
    Abstract: A dynamic secure mobile network is provided to enable the transfer and storage of private data. The dynamic secure mobile network can provide secured communication channels that segregates different types of data and allows for protected data streams to be sent via different secured channels than non-protected data. The enhanced wireless mobile network can support consistent compliancy/privacy and security policies across all networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Erie Lai Har Lau
  • Patent number: 10164927
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of unsubscribing a recipient of an electronic message may comprise identifying and extracting an unsubscribe Universal Resource Indicator (URI) from the electronic message and carrying out a dynamic unsubscribe scenario if the extracted unsubscribe URI does not match a known unsubscribe URI pattern. The dynamic unsubscribe scenario may comprise instructions that are selectively executed depending on contents of a single unsubscribe form in a webpage pointed to by the extracted unsubscribe URI. These instructions may comprise finding and filling in a single input field in the webpage that is relevant to unsubscribing with an electronic address of the recipient or finding and updating a user interface element that is relevant to unsubscribing. The single unsubscribe form with the filled in single relevant input field or updated user interface element may then be submitted and a determination may be made whether an unsubscribe confirmation message was generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: VADE SECURE, INC.
    Inventor: Sebastien Goutal
  • Patent number: 10157371
    Abstract: Social networking system users may create events where a group of other users invited to the event meet at a specified time and location. While an inviting user initially specifies the group of users to invite to the event, the social networking system suggests additional users to invite to the event. The social networking system suggests additional users based on a prediction that the users would attend the event if invited. Various factors may be used to make the prediction, such as an affinity between the inviting user and the other users, the availability of the other users at the time of the event and/or the proximity of the other users to the location of the event. Invitations to the suggested additional users may be automatically sent or sent to a set of the additional users selected by the inviting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivas P. Narayanan, Justin Alexander Shaffer, Daniel Hui, Ross David Bayer
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    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: 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
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventor: Justin H. Haynes
  • 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: 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
    Assignee: PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    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: 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