Patents Examined by Brian J. Gillis
  • Patent number: 10433129
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to an enhanced data download mechanism for power constrained Internet of Things (“IoT”) devices. An IoT file share server can receive an update file from an IoT application server. The IoT file share server can calculate a file chunk size based upon a device type of the IoT device and a file size of the update file. The file chunk size can be calculated such that each file chunk of a plurality of file chunks is downloadable to the IoT device in a single awake period of the IoT device. The IoT file share server can partition the update file into a plurality of file chunks to be sent to the IoT device, each of which can include a portion of the update file, and the portion can be of the file chunk size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10432549
    Abstract: A method for scope-sensitive loading of software resources in web applications. The method includes obtaining, from a web browser, a request for a web application and obtaining a scope of the requested web application. The scope determines required web application functionalities. The method further includes, based on the scope, generating a list of required software resources that implement the required web application functionalities, collecting the required software resources, based on the list of required software resources, and providing the collected required software resources to the web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sachin Gopaldas Totale, Himawan Soedarsono
  • Patent number: 10425372
    Abstract: A notification that has been generated for a user may be identified. The notification may pertain to a media content item. A determination may be made as to whether the user interacted with the media content item, and a further determination may be made as to whether the user has interacted with the notification. In response to determining that the user has interacted with the media content item and has not interacted with the notification pertaining to the media content item, an affinity score of the user with respect to the notification may be calculated. A condition associated with providing a subsequent notification to the user may be determined based on the affinity score of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 10423914
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for selecting components from multiple vendors for a system. An example computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a processor, an environment map that identifies a first component placeholder of the system. The computer-implemented method further includes identifying, by the processor, that the first component placeholder interfaces with a second component placeholder of the system. The computer-implemented method further includes determining, by the processor, a role assigned to the first component placeholder, where the role indicates a type of data that a first component at the first component placeholder communicates with a second component at the second component placeholder. The computer-implemented method further includes determining, by the processor, a list of components for selecting the first component, where each component from the list of components matches the role assigned to the first component placeholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shahrokh Daijavad, Nirmit V. Desai, Martin G. Kienzle, Theodoros Salonidis, Rahul Urgaonkar, Dinesh C. Verma
  • Patent number: 10404645
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method to facilitate administration of a virtualization infrastructure, operational conditions of members of the virtualization infrastructure are monitored by a social network monitoring agent, wherein the members of the virtualization infrastructure are mapped to a social network such that at least a portion of the members of the virtualization infrastructure are also members of the social network. A group of members of the virtualization infrastructure is automatically created within the social network based at least in part on the operational conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijayaraghavan Soundararajan, Lawrence Spracklen, Emre Celebi
  • Patent number: 10397155
    Abstract: Embodiments of a content delivery system are disclosed herein. In particular, an embodiment of a content delivery system may receive content associated with a first destination identifier associated with a first delivery method, determine a second destination identifier and a second delivery method associated with the first delivery destination, and deliver the content to the second destination identifier according to the second delivery method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Brian Lee Lennstrom, Lyle E. Bush
  • Patent number: 10397173
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method to facilitate administration of a virtualization infrastructure, posted messages of members of a virtualization infrastructure are displayed, wherein the posted messages comprise tags identifying operational conditions of the members of the virtualization infrastructure. Responsive to a selection of a particular tag, the members of the virtualization infrastructure that posted a message comprising the particular tag are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijayaraghavan Soundararajan, Lawrence Spracklen
  • Patent number: 10389617
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for performance testing computing resources in a service provider network. In an example embodiment, a performance manager periodically tests the performance of computing devices in the service provider network using selected computing assets of each computing device, and updates, based on the performance, a ranking value that establishes precedence for allocation of resource instances of the computing device. A placement manager assigns resource instances from the computing devices based on the ranking values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mihir Sadruddin Surani, Eric Paul Wei, Diwakar Gupta
  • Patent number: 10382923
    Abstract: A communication apparatus that is capable of preventing data erroneous transmission without disturbing communication with a networking device. The communication apparatus is connectable with a plurality of networks including at least a first network and a second network. A specifying unit specifies an IP address of the communication apparatus that is used in communication with an external apparatus on the first network. A determination unit determines an IP address of which a network part is different from a network part of the IP address specified by the specifying unit as an IP address that will be distributed to an external apparatus on the second network. A distribution unit distributes the IP address determined by the determination unit to the external apparatus on the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masamichi Tanji
  • Patent number: 10382273
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media which have instructions stored for execution on a processor, for automating the commissioning of a transport network element within a network. A system configured according to this disclosure can be an Automated Commissioning Tool which can initiate communications with a network element on the network. The Automated Commissioning Tool can then retrieve updated firmware corresponding to the network element and configure the network element to have the updated firmware. Finally, the Automated Commissioning Tool can determine, from a network plan, a first port on the network element which is to be connected via a cross-connect to a second port on the network element and establish the cross-connect on the network element. At this point the network element may be commissioned to operate as a transport network element within the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Bernie C. Lehman, Erik W. McLeod
  • Patent number: 10375133
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing and distributing content and aggregation of data in a plurality of observation platforms are disclosed. A message is generated with content at a content distribution manager. A delivery of the message is scheduled and a plurality of specified devices are specified for delivery in a plurality of observation platforms at a designated time and/or location(s) via the content distribution manager, wherein the plurality of observation platforms are capable of receiving a signal from a first mobile device with a first characteristic that corresponds to an audible source and a second characteristic that corresponds to information indicative of a geographic position of the first mobile device and relaying the signal to a destination based on the first characteristic and/or the second characteristic. The message is delivered to the plurality of observation platforms which relays the message to the plurality of specified devices at the designated time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Theatro Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy R. VanBuskirk, Ravi Shankar Kumar, Shiva Cheedella, Steve Lucy
  • Patent number: 10360223
    Abstract: A social networking system maintains various groups that each include one or more users and maintains information describing interactions by users with the social networking system. The social networking system selects various content items provided to groups including the user based on amounts of interaction with content items provided to groups including the user by other social networking system users as well as amounts of time since the social networking system obtained various content items provided to the groups. Information describing the selected content items is presented to the user by the social networking system outside of pages of content maintained by the social networking system for groups to which the selected content items were provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Yanping Li, Li Ju, Adit Vaidya
  • Patent number: 10362095
    Abstract: In response to receiving an indication from a client device experiencing a network connectivity error, a grouping of target client devices is identified for purposes of executing a distributed network diagnostic, the grouping being identified based on one or more configuration settings associated with client devices. The client devices in the identified grouping retrieve and execute an instruction. Data generated upon executing the instruction is received from each client device over a device management channel. The data is aggregated and trend data is generated. An instruction is sent to the client device experiencing the network connectivity error, wherein the instruction mitigates the network connectivity error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Airwatch LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Jones
  • Patent number: 10362071
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for launching a collaboration session between a plurality of participants. Use data associated with the collaboration session may be identified. One or more collaboration services may be pre-provisioned with the collaboration session based upon, at least in part, the use data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur, Shao Hua, Wang Yong
  • Patent number: 10332218
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes implementing an ad hoc network protocol comprising transmitting, from a first mobile device, one or more neighbor messages that includes a first user identifier corresponding to a first user of the first mobile device, wherein the first user identifier corresponds to a user account of the first user in a social networking system, receiving, at the first mobile device, one or more second neighbor messages from one or more second mobile devices that include second user identifiers corresponding to respective second users of the one or more second mobile devices, wherein the second user identifiers correspond to respective user accounts of one or more second users in the social networking system, and storing, at the first mobile device, information received in the one or more second neighbor messages for access by one or more applications hosted on the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, David Harry Garcia, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig
  • Patent number: 10326835
    Abstract: A data movement method includes enabling a given data center operatively coupled to one or more other data centers via a communication network to move data between itself and the one or more other data centers in accordance with a peer-to-peer protocol. The given data center and the one or more other data centers thereby form a peer-to-peer network. At least a portion of the given data center and the one or more other data centers are implemented on a cloud computing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Guo, Yu Cao, Sanping Li, Simon Tao, Zhe Dong, Kenneth Durazzo
  • Patent number: 10320617
    Abstract: Communications between servers of a network are received and processed to generate network subgraphs. The network subgraph may be used for implementing administrative domain wide policies, for presenting information on a user interface, or for other purposes. A unit network subgraph is generated for each server. The unit network subgraph represents communications of the server with other servers. A network subgraph is generated by aggregating information of unit network subgraphs servers included in the network subgraph. The network subgraph may be used to evaluate an expression specified by an administrative domain wide policy. The result of evaluation of the expression may be used to determine whether actions specified by the policy are executed. The network subgraph may be used for processing network flow queries, for example, for displaying network information on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Illumio, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel E. VanderKwaak
  • Patent number: 10313762
    Abstract: Provided is a method and system for managing a sliding window for a time machine function, the method including creating a virtual sliding piece array that includes information for specifying pieces from the latest point in time of live stream data to a previous point in time of a time machine available time preset to provide the time machine function; creating a streaming sliding window for specifying a preset number of continuous pieces among pieces specified in the virtual sliding piece array; shifting the streaming sliding window to a piece index of a play location requested for the live stream data, and downloading the pieces specified in the virtual sliding piece array through the streaming sliding window; and streaming stream data from a streaming client installed on an electronic device to a player installed on the electronic device using the downloaded pieces in order to provide a live streaming service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NAVER Corporation
    Inventors: Jaewon Oh, SeungKwan Yang, ByungJo Yoon, Kiyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10310950
    Abstract: Multiple data paths may be available to a data management system for transferring data between a primary storage device and a secondary storage device. The data management system may be able to gain operational advantages by performing load balancing across the multiple data paths. The system may use application layer characteristics of the data for transferring from a primary storage to a backup storage during data backup operation, and correspondingly from a secondary or backup storage system to a primary storage system during restoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaidev O. Kochunni, Chong Liu, Manoj Kumar Vijayan, Rajiv Kottomtharayil
  • Patent number: 10277649
    Abstract: A user may interact with a collection of devices that each exhibit particular device properties. Where each device executes and presents an isolated computing environment, inconsistencies may arise in the user interaction by the user with different devices. Alternatively, a terminal server may present a computing environment to various auxiliary devices, but such presentation may fail to utilize some device properties of some devices, and/or may present a computing environment that is not suitable for some devices. Instead, a primary device of the device collection may adapt a primary computing environment to an auxiliary computing environment for each auxiliary device, based upon its device properties. Upon receiving a request to execute an application, the primary device may execute the application within the auxiliary computing environment, and may adapt the application based upon the device properties. The primary device may stream each auxiliary computing environment to the respective auxiliary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth Fay Threlkeld, William Scott Stauber, Petteri Mikkola, Keri Kruse Moran, Issa Y. Khoury, Giorgio Francesco Sega, Mohammed Kaleemur Rahman, Kenton Allen Shipley, Ramrajprabu Balasubramanian, Patrick Derks, Ryan Chandler Pendlay, Darren Ray Davis