Patents Examined by Chong G Kim
  • Patent number: 10359936
    Abstract: A method for determining a primary storage device and a secondary storage device for copies of data comprises determining metrics data for at least two storage devices located on different servers in a computing environment. The method further comprises adjusting the metrics data using a predefined weighting factor for read data blocks rates and a predefined weighting factor for written data blocks rates, where the predefined weighting factor for the written data blocks rates is higher than the predefined weighting factor for the read data blocks rates. The method further comprises selecting a storage device of the at least two storage devices as a primary storage device based, at least in part, on the adjusted metrics data for each of the at least two storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven F. Best, Janice M. Girouard, Robert E. Reiland, Yehuda Shiran
  • Patent number: 10362083
    Abstract: Information describing a rule to be applied to a traffic stream is received at an edge network device. The traffic stream is received at the edge network device. A schema is applied to the traffic stream at the edge network device. It is determined that a rule triggering condition has been met. The rule is applied to the traffic stream, at the edge network device, in response to the rule triggering condition having been met. At least one of determining that the rule triggering event has taken place or applying the rule is performed based on the applied schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijaynarayanan Subramanian, Raghuram S. Sudhaakar, David A. Maluf
  • Patent number: 10356168
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for improving long-term engagement with content feeds. During operation, the system identifies a cohort of users interacting with a content feed. Next, the system divides the cohort into two or more groups of users based on a change in a level of engagement of the users with the content feed. The system then determines, for each group of users in the two or more groups, a feed composition of the content feed for the group. The system also compares the feed composition across the two or more groups of users to identify a factor associated with the change in the level of engagement with the content feed. Finally, the system uses the factor to modulate a subsequent feed composition of the content feed to improve or optimize the long-term engagement with the content feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pannagadatta K. Shivaswamy, Shaunak Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 10356466
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing selectable content creator controls in conjunction with sponsored media content items. A method includes receiving a media content item of a first user of a content sharing platform, wherein the media content item reflects a positive review of a product of a second user of the content sharing platform, and providing the media content item of the first user for presentation to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Paun
  • Patent number: 10355940
    Abstract: Method of and a compiler for controlling a network based on a logical network model. The network has physical nodes and logical nodes. The physical nodes are interconnected by physical links in accordance with a physical network layout. The logical network model has logical nodes indicated with a logical node name which refers to at least one physical node in the network. The method uses a depth-mapping relation defining how the logical nodes are mapped to the physical nodes. The method includes creating logical links between the logical nodes in dependence on the physical paths between the physical nodes and on the depth-mapping relation. The method uses edge-relationships between logical link, logical path, physical link, physical path and depth-mapping relations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wolting Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Simon Wolting
  • Patent number: 10333781
    Abstract: Aspects extend to methods, systems, and computer program products for changing between different roles at acceleration components. Changing roles at an acceleration component can be facilitated without loading an image file to configure or partially reconfigure the acceleration component. At configuration time, an acceleration component can be configured with a framework and a plurality of selectable roles. The framework also provides a mechanism for loading different selectable roles for execution at the acceleration component (e.g., the framework can include a superset of instructions for providing any of a plurality of different roles). The framework can receive requests for specified roles from other components and switch to a subset of instructions for the specified roles. Switching between subsets of instructions at an acceleration component is a lower overhead operation relative to reconfiguring or partially reconfiguring an acceleration component by loading an image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew R. Putnam, Douglas C. Burger, Michael David Haselman, Stephen F. Heil, Yi Xiao, Sitaram V. Lanka
  • Patent number: 10333724
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, and computer system that implement a latency monitoring and reporting service configured to collect and report latency of service transactions. In one embodiment, a chronicler object is generated and transmitted to a charging engine, where the chronicler object is configured to collect a set of time points as the chronicler object travels through one or more components of the charging engine. Upon return of the chronicler object, the set of time points is extracted from the chronicler object and added to one of a plurality of accumulator objects. Each accumulator object includes a plurality of sets of time points from a plurality of chronicler objects that are received during a reporting window. The plurality of sets of times points of each accumulator object is used to calculate the latency of service transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louis Thomas Piro, Jr., Jens Kaemmerer, Ashish Srivastava, Diana Yuryeva
  • Patent number: 10326855
    Abstract: A content serving data processing system is configured for trending topic cache eviction management. The system includes a computing system communicatively coupled to different sources of content objects over a computer communications network. The system also includes a cache storing different cached content objects retrieved from the different content sources. The system yet further includes a cache eviction module. The module includes program code enabled to manage cache eviction of the content objects in the cache by marking selected ones of the content objects as invalid in accordance with a specified cache eviction strategy, detect a trending topic amongst the retrieved content objects, and override the marking of one of the selected ones of the content objects as invalid and keeping the one of the selected ones of the content objects in the cache when the one of the selected ones of the content objects relates to the trending topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Patrick S. O'Donnell, Kevin L. Ortega
  • Patent number: 10320876
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method is disclosed. The method includes (i) determining, by a first computing system, a first location; (ii) identifying, by the first computing system, a second computing system, wherein the identifying is based the determined first location and a second location of the second computing system having a threshold extent of similarity; (iii) causing, by the first computing system, the identified second computing system to facilitate performing a set of acts comprising transmitting media content to the first computing system; (iv) receiving, by the first computing system, the transmitted media content; (v) generating, by the first computing system, media content that includes the received media content; and (vi) transmitting, by the first computing system, to a third computing system, the generated media content for presentation of the generated media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 10305983
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer program stored in a computer readable storage medium including encoded commands according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure. When the computer program is executed by one or more processors of a computer system, the computer program causes the one or more processors to perform the following procedures for the distributed processing. The procedures may include: analyzing queries included in a process by a processor to classify the queries into a distributed processing query and a centralized processing query; registering the distributed processing query in one or more distributed processing nodes among two or more nodes; registering the centralized processing query in a centralized processing node among two or more nodes; and receiving an event by each node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TmaxDataCo., Ltd.
    Inventors: Changho Hwang, Seungtak Choi
  • Patent number: 10291679
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method includes a first computing-system (i) selecting a social media (SM) content item associated with a second computing-system, (ii) based on the selected SM content item, determining a SM-platform user-profile identifier associated with the selected SM content item, (iii) using the identifier to determine that the second computing-system has installed, in its data storage unit, an application associated with the first computing-system, (iv) responsive to determining that the second computing-system has installed the application, transmitting, to the second computing-system, an instruction that causes the application to provide, via a user interface of the second computing-system, a permission request concerning use of the selected SM content item, (v) determining that the requested permission was received via the user interface, and (vi) responsive to determining that the requested permission was received via the user interface, facilitating integration of the selected SM content item int
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 10270709
    Abstract: Aspects extend to methods, systems, and computer program products for allocating acceleration component functionality for supporting services. A service manager uses a finite number of acceleration components to accelerate services. Acceleration components can be allocated in a manner that balances load in a hardware acceleration plane, minimizes role switching, and adapts to demand changes. When role switching is appropriate, less extensive mechanisms (e.g., based on configuration data versus image files) can be used to switch roles to the extent possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas C. Burger, Andrew R. Putnam, Stephen F. Heil, Michael David Haselman, Sitaram V. Lanka, Yi Xiao
  • Patent number: 10250463
    Abstract: A method for online monitoring of a physical environment using a variable data sampling rate is implemented by a computing device. The method includes sampling, at the computing device, at least one data set using at least one sampling rate. The method also includes processing the at least one data set with condition assessment rules. The method further includes determining whether the at least one data set indicates a change in state of the physical environment. The method additionally includes updating the at least one sampling rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Olga Malakhova, John Wesley Grant, Mel Gabriel Maalouf
  • Patent number: 10241913
    Abstract: Aspects include creating a network multicast group in a storage area network (SAN) for a first computer system and a second computer system that are connected by the SAN and that each include a local cache for a shared storage device. Prior to one of the first or second computer system writing write data to the shared storage device: the write data is written to the local cache of the one of the first or second computer system; the write data is sent to the multicast group; based on the send operation completing, the write data is written to the shared storage device; and based on the write operation completing, the write completion is signaled to an operating system or hypervisor of the first and second computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alol Antony Crasta, Harshal S. Patil, Kishorekumar G. Pillai, Christoph Raisch, Nishant Ranjan
  • Patent number: 10230794
    Abstract: Systems and methods for supporting efficient virtualization in a lossless interconnection network. An exemplary method can provide, one or more switches, including at least a leaf switch, a plurality of host channel adapters, wherein each of the host channel adapters comprise at least one virtual function, at least one virtual switch, and at least one physical function, a plurality of hypervisors, and a plurality of virtual machines, wherein each of the plurality of virtual machines are associated with at least one virtual function. The method can arrange the plurality of host channel adapters with one or more of a virtual switch with prepopulated local identifiers (LIDs) architecture or a virtual switch with dynamic LID assignment architecture. The method can assign each of the virtual switches a pLID and each of the plurality of virtual machines a vLID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Evangelos Tasoulas, Feroz Zahid, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Ernst Gunnar Gran
  • Patent number: 10230787
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing distributed group identity may involve exchanging, at a node in a group, node identifiers with another node in the group, sorting the node identifiers, selecting an identifier from the sorted identifier, proposing the selected identifier as a persistent group name, setting the persistent group name based on the proposed identifier, setting a user administered name based on the proposed identifier, determining that the user administered name is consistent across the group, and updating the user administered name to resolve the inconsistency. The persistent group name is common across the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Thi D. Hyunh, Marshal F. Savage, Cyril Jose, Yee Ja
  • Patent number: 10223265
    Abstract: Aspects include creating a network multicast group in a storage area network (SAN) for a first computer system and a second computer system that are connected by the SAN and that each include a local cache for a shared storage device. Prior to one of the first or second computer system writing write data to the shared storage device: the write data is written to the local cache of the one of the first or second computer system; the write data is sent to the multicast group; based on the send operation completing, the write data is written to the shared storage device; and based on the write operation completing, the write completion is signaled to an operating system or hypervisor of the first and second computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alol Antony Crasta, Harshal S. Patil, Kishorekumar G. Pillai, Christoph Raisch, Nishant Ranjan
  • Patent number: 10205787
    Abstract: The disclosed method may include (1) establishing a communication session between a plurality of network nodes to enable the plurality of network nodes to exchange route updates with one another, and then during the communication session, (2) detecting, at one of the network nodes, at least one route update to send to another one of the network nodes, (3) compressing, at the network node, the route update to reduce an amount of data included in the route update, and then upon compressing the route update, (4) sending the compressed route update to the other network node to enable the other network node to forward traffic along a path whose route is advertised in the compressed route update. Various other methods, systems, and apparatuses are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Antoni B. Przygienda
  • Patent number: 10200495
    Abstract: In one embodiment a system component in a content delivery network (CDN), the CDN including a request router and edge caches, the request router being operable to determine which edge cache should serve content to a client, the system competent including a processor, and a memory to store data used by the processor, wherein the processor is operative to receive a request for content from the client, and based on a decision to shut down a first edge cache after the client has already downloaded some of the content from the first edge cache, participate in a process to transfer the client from downloading the content from the first edge cache to downloading the content from a second edge cache in the middle of the client downloading the content so that the client continues downloading the content from the second edge cache. Related apparatus and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Francois Le Faucheur, Qi Wang
  • Patent number: 10198716
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for providing awareness of user availability. A user may activate a device, and a request to manage an availability status can be sent from the device to a communication service. The communication service may resultantly set up monitoring of the user status, and the availability status of the user can be set to available. If an active status update is not received from the user device, the availability status of the user can be changed from available to away. If an active status update for the user continues not to be received (e.g., for a few hours) and/or device connectivity seems lost, the availability status of the user can be changed from away to offline. This can be done in a resource/power efficient manner by not requiring continual execution of an associated application and/or continual network connectivity of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vipul Bansal, Jeroen Vanturennout, Ranjib Singh Badh, Eyal Axelrod, Alton Kwok, Ritu Varma, Yosef Firstenberg