Patents Examined by Chau Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9620955
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for managing communication between devices in an electric power generation and delivery system. In certain embodiments, a method for managing communication messages performed by a network device included in an electric power generation and delivery system may include receiving a message including an identifier and data state information via a communications interface. A determination may be made that that the message represents a data state change associated with the identifier. The message may be stored in a message buffer associated with the identifier. Finally, the stored message may be transmitted from the message buffer to an intelligent electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SCHWEITZER ENGINEERING LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Dolezilek, Benjamin S. Day, Dennis Gammel, Ryan Bradetich, Jerry J Bennett, Christopher Ewing
  • Patent number: 9613014
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method for personalization and engagement by passive connection. A unique connection, a unique campaigner landing page and a unique constituent landing page are first provisioned in a connections database. Data that is sourced from the campaigner landing page is then associated with the unique connection. The constituent landing page is then personalized in response to a combination of the data just received and the data already collected at that point in the unique connection. Then data that is sourced from the constituent landing page by passive connection is associated with the unique connection. The constituent landing page is then further personalized in response to a combination of the data collected from the campaigner landing page, the data collected from the constituent landing page and the data in the unique connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: AgileQR, Inc.
    Inventors: Foster Joseph Sayers, III, Albert Ho
  • Patent number: 9602453
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention associate an unsent electronic message with a target file that is attached to a first stored electronic message. A command to attach a file to the unsent electronic message is received. A list identifying one or more files attached to one or more stored electronic messages is displayed. The target file is one of the one or more files. An input identifying the target file is received. One of the target file and a file that identifies a location of the target file on a storage device is attached to the unsent electronic message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dimple Bhatia, Vandana Mallempati, Jehan Moghazy, Suparna Sinha Roy, Keith Raymond Walker
  • Patent number: 9600593
    Abstract: A communication system includes an information processing apparatus and a communication apparatus. The information processing apparatus comprises a controller configured to acquire a file that indicates feed location information and a title of a feed to be acquired in accordance with the feed location information. The controller controls the display to display at least one of the feed location information described in the file and the title described in the file, and to display at least one of the feed location information registered in a device management unit and the title registered in the device management unit. Moreover the controller registers, into the device management unit, feed location information or feed location information corresponding to a title displayed on the first portion of the display, which is specified by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9600332
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing availability information of a virtual machine to a load balancer are disclosed. The availability information of the virtual machine may be normalized information from performance metrics of the virtual machine and performance metrics of the physical machine on which the virtual machine operates. The normalized availability of a virtual machine is provided by a feedback agent executing on the virtual machine. Alternatively, the normalized availability of a virtual machine is provided by a feedback agent executing on a hypervisor executing multiple virtual machines on a common set of physical computing hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alpesh S. Patel, Chris O'Rourke, Udayakumar Srinivasan, Mark Albert
  • Patent number: 9600842
    Abstract: Methods and systems in accordance with the present invention allow users to efficiently manipulate, analyze, and transmit eXtensible Business Reporting Language (“XBRL”) reports. They allow users to automatically build financial reports that are acceptable to governing agencies such as the IRS. In one embodiment, the reports are developed by a parser that transforms text documents into software elements containing a format with a hierarchal relationship between the software elements, and an editor that develops reports by referencing the software elements transformed from the text documents. Methods and systems in accordance with the present invention also enable reports to be automatically scheduled by gathering desired information from an accounting system, formatting the information into an XBRL document, and transmitting it to an end source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: e-Numerate Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell T. Davis, Luther Pearson Hampton, III
  • Patent number: 9602371
    Abstract: Example methods disclosed herein for monitoring web browsing include processing a video image obtained from a video signal of a device implementing a web browser to identify a first image region less than the entire video image, the first image region having a first shape corresponding to an address bar of the web browser. Disclosed example methods also include tagging first textual information identified in the first image region as corresponding to an address of a web page displayed by the web browser in response to determining that the first textual information includes a first string of text matching a reference string of text. Disclosed example methods further include reporting the tagged first textual information to determine usage of the web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: The Nielsen Comapny (US), LLC
    Inventor: Morris Lee
  • Patent number: 9589254
    Abstract: Message prioritization may be provided. First, a message may be received and a priority level may be calculated for the message. If the message is not rejected for having a priority lower than a predetermined threshold, the message may be placed in a first priority queue. Next, the message may be de-queued from the first priority queue based upon the calculated priority level for the message. Distribution group recipients corresponding to the message may then be expanded and the priority level for the message may be re-calculated based upon the expanded distribution group recipients. Next, the message may be placed in a second priority queue. The message may then be de-queued from the second priority queue based upon the re-calculated priority level for the message and delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Gourevitch, Todd Luttinen, Victor Boctor, Wilbert De Graaf, Lizhuang Zhao
  • Patent number: 9588675
    Abstract: Methods for optimizing a scale and position of a document in response to a user input is provided are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving an initial input request to scroll a document to a target position of the document, and identifying at least one relevant portion of content at or near the target position of the document. The method also includes adjusting a position and scale of the document while receiving the initial input request to an optimal position and an optimal scale for viewing the at least one relevant portion. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: John François Julien Mellor
  • Patent number: 9582475
    Abstract: A system and method for managing business intelligence data is described. In some example embodiments, the system extracts data and metadata from a business intelligence file, generates a data bundle of the data and metadata, generates an application bundle based on the data bundle, and generates an interactive document using the data bundle and application bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Ltd.
    Inventor: Satishkumar Sekharan
  • Patent number: 9558353
    Abstract: A wireless router receives a firmware update from a remote server, and destructively overwrites router firmware in flash memory in a chunk-wise manner, and then writes a kernel memory before going live with upgraded firmware. Some routers authenticate the firmware image. In some cases, image chunks are re-ordered into an executable order after receipt and before finishing their final arrangement in the flash memory. In some routers, a maximum firmware image size is at least two chunk sizes smaller than the flash memory storage capacity. Some routers remap ROM to RAM memory. Some decompress data from flash into a RAM. Some save text file configuration settings in flash before rebooting. Some detect a user's inactive billing status and redirect a web browser to a billing activation page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph P. Marino, Jonathan Fortin
  • Patent number: 9558292
    Abstract: Implementations and techniques for distilling popular parts of a web page are generally disclosed. In some examples the techniques include receiving, at a computing device, an indication of a clipboard operation on the web page, responsive to the received indication, obtaining information corresponding to data stored as content of the clipboard operation, storing the obtained information, determining a number of times the obtained information is stored, and setting a popularity level for the obtained information based, at least in part, on the determined number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Seungil Kim
  • Patent number: 9552338
    Abstract: A method for composing and executing a plurality of hyperlink pipelines within a web browser, wherein the method comprises moving a first source hyperlink that corresponds to a first resource to a destination hyperlink that corresponds to a second resource, merging the first source hyperlink with the destination hyperlink to create a first hyperlink pipeline, moving a second source hyperlink that corresponds to a third resource to the first hyperlink pipeline, merging the second source hyperlink with the first hyperlink pipeline to create a second hyperlink pipeline, and executing the second hyperlink pipeline such that the second resource is invoked before the first resource and the third resource, and the first resource is invoked before the third resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Li, Wu Chou, Tao Cai
  • Patent number: 9547994
    Abstract: A written document (hereinafter referred to as a “work,” on electronic format which includes, stories, novels, education texts, biographies, compilations, collections, anthologies, tracts, and any other traditional format for relatively extensive texts) provides access to reference, bibliography and/or definition material through an electronic software capability associated with the work. Depending upon reader access information or characteristics (e.g., age, grade, proficiency, or position within the work or any other identifiable reader characteristic or access limitation), any request for reference material, definitions, explanations, translations, or other material provided in the associated software capability is automatically limited by system acknowledgement of the reader access information or characteristics. As the reader's access information or characteristics change, the quality and/or quantity and/or format of requested information with respect to a work changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Kenneth Nathaniel Sherman
  • Patent number: 9542366
    Abstract: Various features and processes related to document collaboration are disclosed. In some implementations, animations are presented when updating a local document display to reflect changes made to the document at a remote device. In some implementations, a user can selectively highlight changes made by collaborators in a document. In some implementations, a user can select an identifier associated with another user to display a portion of a document that includes the other user's cursor location. In some implementations, text in document chat sessions can be automatically converted into hyperlinks which, when selected, cause a document editor to perform an operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keng Fai Lee, Alan Chu, Wang Chiu Chan, On Loy Sung, Oi Ying Angela Lee
  • Patent number: 9536096
    Abstract: A system and method for managing business intelligence data is described. In some example embodiments, the system extracts data and metadata from a business intelligence file, generates a data bundle of the data and metadata, generates an application bundle based on the date bundle, and generates an interactive document using the data bundle and application bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex MacAulay, Satishkumar Sekharan, Yuru Wang
  • Patent number: 9537958
    Abstract: A method for enabling a feature provided by a first presentation layer protocol, within a session established according to a second presentation layer protocol includes intercepting, by a hooking component executing on a first machine, a request, by an operating system executing on the first machine, for an indication whether the first machine established a session with a second machine according to a first presentation layer protocol. The method includes determining that the first machine established a session according to a second presentation layer protocol. The method includes identifying a type of a function within the operating system that generated the request for the indication. The method includes indicating that the first machine established the session according to the first presentation layer protocol, responsive to the identification of the type. The method includes enabling functionality provided for use in sessions established according to the first presentation layer protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Wookey
  • Patent number: 9529931
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, there is disclosed an image display device and a memory management method thereof. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, when a plurality of web pages are loaded and thus the memory space is insufficient, the loaded web pages may be implemented to be unloaded based on unloading priorities assigned by user preference, thereby minimizing data loss and securing insufficient memory space. Furthermore, when approaching an excess of memory capacity as a plurality of web pages are executed, it may be notified to the user in advance and the assigned unloading priorities may be provided to allow the user's selective unloading, thereby providing the user's convenience and enhancing the use efficiency of a web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Chulmin Son
  • Patent number: 9531923
    Abstract: A method of operating a video system includes receiving an image captured by use of a fisheye lens. The image is divided into a plurality of horizontal image lines. A respective fraction of each of the horizontal image lines is sampled with a different respective sampling frequency. Each sampling frequency is inversely related to a size of the sampled fraction. The size of the sampled fraction increases with each horizontal image line in a progression from a top of the image to a bottom of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventor: Dallas Dwight Hickerson
  • Patent number: 9525615
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method may include instantiating a primary intermediate system to intermediate system (ISIS) instance on a network element. The method may further include instantiating a secondary ISIS instance on the network element. The method may also include configuring the primary ISIS instance and the secondary ISIS instance to appear as a single ISIS instance to other network elements remote to the network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Albert Vinson Smith, Jr., Man Wing Fong, Snigdho Chandra Bardalai