Patents Examined by Bharat Barot
  • Patent number: 10284495
    Abstract: A slice management system and a slice management method that can dynamically adjust the amount of resources when the amount of resources is insufficient to create a slice. A storing unit of a NFVO stores slice utilization status information. In a BSS/OSS, an allocation determination unit determines to create a new slice or extend an existing slice, and when resources for creation of a new slice or extension of an existing slice are insufficient, a resource change determination unit determines a slice for reduction based on the slice utilization status information. A resource request unit of the NFVO reduces resources of the determined slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimojou, Yusuke Takano, Motoshi Tamura, Ashiq Khan
  • Patent number: 10277530
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein enable client devices to share a network resource in order to produce more evenly distributed perceptual playback quality levels within each subscription tier. Sharing of a network resource is facilitated by providing client devices with one or more QoE distribution indicator values, which enables client device participation in the allocation of the network resource. In some implementations, a client device method includes determining a local QoE level value, and then modifying a representation selection of media content data based on the local QoE and one or more QoE distribution indicator values. The local QoE level value characterizes perceptual playback quality of media content data received by the client device using the shared network resource. The QoE distribution indicator values characterize at least in part the relative QoE values associated with a plurality of client devices sharing the shared network resource with the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sangeeta Ramakrishnan, Xiaoqing Zhu
  • Patent number: 10277532
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein enable a more efficient allocation of one or more shared network resources amongst a plurality of client devices based on media content complexity and client device resource status in order to better manage perceptual playback quality. In some implementations, a method includes obtaining a plurality of resource constraint values associated with a plurality of client devices sharing a network resource, and jointly determining a respective encoding rate level selection and a corresponding resource allocation for each of the plurality of client devices based on a combination of one or more resource constraint values and the assessment of the respective perceptual quality level values, such that a combination of resulting quality levels satisfies a joint quality criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sangeeta Ramakrishnan, Xiaoqing Zhu
  • Patent number: 10264066
    Abstract: Techniques are described for sharing data among Internet of Things (IoT) networks. An IoT network may include a platform that collects data generated by IoT devices. The platform may execute an agent that sends a communication to indicate the network presence of the sending platform to broker module(s) that support a data sharing service. The communication may also indicate the type and/or quantity of data generated by the sending platform and available to be shared with other receiving platforms in other IoT networks. The data broker module(s) may generate and send security tokens to the agents executing on the sending platform and receiving platform(s). Using the security tokens, the respective agents may establish a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection over a network over which the data is streamed in real time as it is received and/or processed by the sending platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAP Portals Israel Ltd
    Inventors: Ido Fishler, Barak Kinarti, Daniel Turin, Adi Swissa, Eran Lahav, Gilad Keinan, Eliel Schurman, Ohad Granica, Eyal Nathan, David Kviti
  • Patent number: 10262285
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for correlating resource utilization requirements based on utilization of affiliated resources. The present invention is configured to retrieve information associated with one or more resources associated with a user; receive a query, wherein the query is associated with a resource distribution goal; determine one or more peers associated with the user; retrieve one or more resource distribution profiles associated with each of the one or more peers associated with the user from one or more network platforms; determine a first resource distribution profile determined to enable the user to achieve the resource distribution goal from the distribution profiles of the one or more peers; and implement the first distribution profile to the one or more resources associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward J. Achtner, Suma Nagappa Kumaraswamy, Natalie Elizabeth Tolles, Caitlin Chrisman Bullock
  • Patent number: 10243903
    Abstract: Receiving, by a computer, a message from a sender to transmit to one or more recipients, comparing, by a computer, the message to a previous message transmitted to the one or more recipients, wherein the previous message is stored in a memory, determining, by the computer, that the message has a content similarity above a predetermined threshold to the previous message transmitted to one of the one or more recipients, providing, by the computer, the sender an option to prevent the message from being transmitted to one of the one or more recipients, and cancelling, by the computer, the message transmission, as a result of both the determination that the message has content similarity above the predetermined threshold, and as a result of the sender providing confirmation to prevent the message from being transmitted, and notifying, by the computer, the sender that the message transmission has been cancelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jenny S. Li, Dana L. Price, Aaron J. Quirk
  • Patent number: 10237361
    Abstract: The description relates to activity graphs. One example can obtain details from multiple activity cards. The example can identify relationships between at least some of the details of the multiple activity cards. The example can also generate an activity graph that reflects at least some of the relationships between individual activity cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gail Giacobbe, Imran Aziz, Javier Porras Luraschi, March Rogers, Benjamin B. Gitenstein
  • Patent number: 10225137
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide novel inline switches that distribute data messages from source compute nodes (SCNs) to different groups of destination service compute nodes (DSCNs). In some embodiments, the inline switches are deployed in the source compute nodes datapaths (e.g., egress datapath). The inline switches in some embodiments are service switches that (1) receive data messages from the SCNs, (2) identify service nodes in a service-node cluster for processing the data messages based on service policies that the switches implement, and (3) use tunnels to send the received data messages to their identified service nodes. Alternatively, or conjunctively, the inline service switches of some embodiments (1) identify service-nodes cluster for processing the data messages based on service policies that the switches implement, and (2) use tunnels to send the received data messages to the identified service-node clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Jayant Jain, Anirban Sengupta, Mohan Parthasarathy, Allwyn Sequeira, Serge Maskalik, Rick Lund
  • Patent number: 10218591
    Abstract: Embedded Performance Monitoring is an “out-of-box” approach for performance monitoring of a DBMS. Performance monitoring of a DBMS is achieved through use of a browser to access the DBMS once a DBMS is installed and configured. The approach exploits a DBMS configured with the native capability to provide performance monitoring data and software via a browser. To retrieve and use the performance monitoring data from the DBMS, a browser executes software downloaded to the browser from the DBMS using web-based technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Khaled Yagoub, Cecilia Gervasio Grant, Yuan Xie, Jinye Huo, Benoit Dageville, Abdul Munir
  • Patent number: 10205974
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing a video stream to one or more communication sessions. In one implementation, the system may include a video recording device, a memory storing instructions, and a processor configured to execute the instructions. The instructions may comprise instructions to activate the video recording device and receive a video stream therefrom, buffer the video stream in an allocated portion of the memory, allow access to the buffered video stream for use in a first communications session, continue buffering the video stream after the buffered video stream has been accessed for use in the first communications session, and allow access to the buffered video stream for use in a second communications session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: RingCentral, Inc.
    Inventor: Vlad Vendrow
  • Patent number: 10194003
    Abstract: In the case where a user changes a setting value, such as an IP address, in a client device equipped with a server function, the setting value as a server is changed, and as a result of this, it is no longer possible to implement synchronization processing with the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Imai
  • Patent number: 10187486
    Abstract: An implementation involves a push notification system receiving, from an application server, a request to serve to a client device a push notification, the request including push notification identity information. The implementation further involves the push notification system transmitting to the client device in response to the received request, a push notification. The implementation further comprises the push notification system receiving, from an operating system of the client device, information related to whether and how a user of the client device interacted with the push notification. The implementation further involves determining, by the push notification system, based at least in part on the information related to whether and how the user interacted with the push notification, whether to transmit a request to the message creation system to create and serve a targeted message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tuna Toksoz, Thomas Price
  • Patent number: 10187466
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for migrating data from a first storage system to a second storage system. That data is for a process (e.g., a virtual machine, application, or some other process) operating on a computer system that is separate from the first storage system and the second storage system. That data is stored according to data subsets that are each exclusive of each other. As each data set is migrated, access to the data set by the process is precluded, but access for the remaining data sets is not affected. Once the data migration is complete, access to the data set by the process is restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Tyler Sanderson
  • Patent number: 10178177
    Abstract: A gateway is configured to perform a method that includes receiving data from a first device using a first protocol. The first protocol is a cloud based protocol. The method also includes determining that the received data is intended for a second device that uses a second protocol. The method further includes converting the received data from the first protocol to the second protocol. In addition, the method includes transmitting the received data to the second device via the second protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. McLaughlin, James A. Strilich, Andrew Duca, Ellen B. Hawkinson, Joseph Felix
  • Patent number: 10171402
    Abstract: An apparatus for outputting a message alert is provided, comprising a processor configured to: receive a message; determine whether the message includes an attachment file; and responsive to determining that the message includes the attachment file, output sound contained in the attachment file as a message alert for the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myeong-Seok Song, Mi-A Hwang
  • Patent number: 10171302
    Abstract: An example method is provided for a host to perform network configuration health check in a virtualized computing environment. The method may include selecting a source NIC and one or more destination NICs, based on a first network configuration of the host, generating one or more unicast probe packets that are addressed from the source NIC to the respective one or more destination NICs, and sending the one or more unicast probe packets to the respective one or more destination NICs from the source NIC via a physical switch connected to the host. The method may also include in response to receiving the one or more unicast probe packets from the physical switch, determining that there is a match between the first network configuration and a second network configuration, but otherwise, determining that there is a mismatch between the first network configuration and second network configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Jingchun Jiang, Benli Ye, Donghai Han
  • Patent number: 10165063
    Abstract: An online system receives third party hashes for a plurality of targeted users and generates local hashes for one or more local users of the online system. The online system identifies as matched users those local users with local hashes that match those of the third party hashes. The online system generates one or more inferred identifiers for each of the one or more local users, the inferred identifiers being of the same type as the local unique identifiers, and the inferred identifiers generated based on characteristics of each corresponding local user. The online system identifies as inferred matched users at least one of the local users that have local hashes of corresponding inferred identifiers that match a third party hash of a third party unique identifier. The online system provides, to a third party system, a selection including the matched users and a selection including the inferred matched users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksey Sergeyevich Fadeev, Li Zhou
  • Patent number: 10157354
    Abstract: An intelligent information delivery system facilitates dynamic interaction with the user's environment, and in certain environments may provide or support digital governance. The intelligent delivery system may make use of a distributed beacon network to accurately determine the user's location within an environment, which may then be leveraged to deliver relevant content to the user. The intelligent delivery system may also facilitate complex interactions between a user of the system and the user's environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Kishore Prabhakar Durg, Niraj Gupta, Ramkumar Kothandaraman, Amit Bahree
  • Patent number: 10158530
    Abstract: A cluster computer server is configured after a system reset or other configuration event. Each node of a fabric of the cluster compute server is employed, for purposes of configuration, as a cell in a cellular automaton, thereby obviating the need for a special configuration network to communicate configuration information from a central management unit. Instead, the nodes communicate configuration information using the same fabric interconnect that is used to communicate messages during normal execution of software services at the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. James, Jean-Philippe Fricker
  • Patent number: 10154107
    Abstract: Distributing access to a document from a processing system includes sending or pushing a reference for a document within a repository to a storage area of a recipient system of a recipient to enable retrieval of the document from the repository. The reference is removed from the storage area of the recipient system of the recipient in response to an expiration of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edward L. Bader, Nehemiah E. Clark, David S. Gaskins, Adrian Hermosillo, Bryan V. Pham