Patents Examined by Clayton R Williams
  • Patent number: 10291418
    Abstract: A device may receive hash values generated based on resource identifiers. The resource identifiers may be associated with a toll free data service and may be associated with a file size threshold for accessing the toll-free data service. The device may identify a request to access content using a resource identifier and may generate a hash value based on the resource identifier. The device may compare the generated hash value and the received hash values. The device may request the content selectively using a toll-free resource identifier or a non-toll-free resource identifier based on comparing the generated hash value and the received hash values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Gong Zhang, Jian Huang
  • Patent number: 10270671
    Abstract: User interfaces for Multiple external processes are hosted in a single user interface (UI) threaded host application. A broker process (or broker window) is created in the hosting application for each external process user interface window. A monitor monitors the state of the hosting application and, if it becomes nonresponsive, identifies each of the external processes that are nonresponsive, and issues a notification to terminate the identified external processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Krishnamohan Govindayapalli, Sonal Sawhney, Sidhartha Gundavarapu, Sanghamitra Samantaray, Dileep Raj Perugu, Vineet Chaudhary, Virag Shah, Devansh Kumar Gupta
  • Patent number: 10270656
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for configuring a second system. The system of the present invention determines the identity information of the second system and at least one configuration. The at least one configuration is then sent to the second system. The second system is configured with the at least one configuration. The at least one configuration can be sent through an SMS message, a USB modem plugged in the second system, or NFC. Additionally, the at least one configuration may comprise an APN. The at least one configuration may also be used to configure the second system to establish one or more VPN connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wan Chun Leung, Ho Ming Chan
  • Patent number: 10270876
    Abstract: Some embodiments set forth probability based caching, whereby a probability value determines in part whether content identified by an incoming request should be cached or not. Some embodiments further set forth probability based eviction, whereby a probability value determines in part whether cached content should be evicted from the cache. Selection of the content for possible eviction can be based on recency and/or frequency of the content being requested. The probability values can be configured manually or automatically. Automatic configuration involves using a function to compute the probability values. In such scenarios, the probability values can be computed as a function of any of fairness, cost, content size, and content type as some examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: VERIZON DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Amir Reza Khakpour, Harkeerat Singh Bedi
  • Patent number: 10264096
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus are provided for depicting attributes of a user's or member's connections within a professional or social network, in a manner that enables insight into the nature of the connections. When insight into a first member's connections is to be depicted, one or more attributes of first-degree connections (i.e., direct connections) and/or other connections are retrieved (e.g., employer or associated organization, function or role, seniority, skill(s)), over all time or some threshold period of time into the past. The values for the attributes are aggregated over the examined connections, and some or all values are displayed with one or more visual characteristics (e.g., size, color) that indicate a frequency or commonness of the values among the connections. The system or apparatus may include a user interface through which the depiction is presented in place of or in addition to a display of the connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Guan Wang, Huan V. Hoang
  • Patent number: 10262379
    Abstract: A system and computing instructions may include a user device, a social network database, and a processor. The user device may include a user interface configured to display a web browser. The social network database may be configured to store social network information related to an entity. The processor may be configured to identify the entity based on content of a webpage displayed on the web browser of the user device, obtain social network information related to the entity from the social network database based on a social network relationship between the user and the entity, and display the social network information on the web browser of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Farid Hosseini, Mohammad Omid Monshizadeh, Gloria Lau
  • Patent number: 10255374
    Abstract: A method of aggregating displays of performances into an aggregate site on a network is provided. The aggregated performances originate from at least one performance site on a network. The method includes the steps of selecting a performance criterion; observing at least one performance originating from at least one performance site on a network, the performance being associated with a link; determining when at least one performance meets the performance criterion; establishing an aggregation link to the link associated with the performance meeting the performance criterion; and providing the aggregation link to an aggregate site on a network such that the performance is accessible on the aggregate site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Gregory A. Piccionelli
  • Patent number: 10257061
    Abstract: Two nodes in a communication system exchange link monitoring protocol messages including special metadata that allows each node to determine the status of source NAT on communication links to and from the other node, e.g., if source NAT is present on the communication link, or if there is a change in source NAT configuration (e.g., from enabled to disabled, from disabled to enabled, or from one translation to another translation). The special metadata also allows true source information (e.g., source address and source port number) to be conveyed between nodes even in the presence of source NAT, because the source NAT device does not change the metadata in the message because the metadata is considered to be part of the message payload. In certain exemplary embodiments, knowledge regarding the presence of source NAT devices as well as the true source information conveyed through the source NAT devices via the special metadata can be used in the context of “stateful” routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: 128 Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Abilash Menon, Robert Penfield, Hadriel S. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10257301
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide a drive interface for delivery of various content to consumers of the content are described. Embodiments provide access to content shared by a content provider using an interface emulating a disk drive local to the consumer. In operation the user accesses content shared by a content provider using a drive interface content delivery platform of embodiments herein as if the user were accessing content on a local drive. The drive interface of embodiments is branded in correspondence to the content or content provider. Drive interface content delivery platforms of embodiments employ a “push” type content delivery technique whereby content is actively delivered to the consumers under the control or at the initiation of the content provider. Embodiments may additionally provide push delivery of content through web based interfaces and application interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MiMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Giordano, Gordon C. Mackenzie, III, Mel Reyes, Nick Faulkner, Jourdan Urbach
  • Patent number: 10257150
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to social network media streaming, and to the sharing of comments about the media content by users of the network. In particular, embodiments of the present invention provide a comment lock module that determines and assigns the locking position of a comment to a position within the media stream, e.g. at a particular time code, and restricts viewing of the comment according to its locking position. Thus, a locked comment allows unrestricted viewing access to a user only after the user watched the video past the position that the comment was locked to. The media content may be categorized and/or filtered to allow the user to focus on consuming and sharing primarily positive inspirational content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Keith Skeene
  • Patent number: 10250523
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for unified bandwidth management for network traffic. In particular, two or more network devices may be grouped into a single set, and bandwidth management is performed on the single set. The grouping of network devices into a single set facilitates dynamic adjustment of bandwidth management based on real-time variations in network traffic that may arise during standard operations of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SONICWALL INC.
    Inventors: Miao Mao, Deepa Thilakavani Sounderraj, Zhong Chen
  • Patent number: 10250710
    Abstract: Embodiments as disclosed provide a distributed caching solution that improve the performance and functionality of a content management platform for sites that are physically or logically remote from the primary site of the content management platform. In particular, according to embodiments, a remote cache server may be associated with a remote site to store local copies of documents that are managed by the primary content management platform. Periodically, a portion of the remote site's cache may be synchronized with the content management platform's primary site using an extensible architecture to ensure that content at the remote cache server is current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Nicolae Ionescu, Dan-Horia Trufaisu, Peter Varga, Tao Zhou, Franz Pauthner, Yue Kuk Wong
  • Patent number: 10244069
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture comprising processor-readable storage media are provided for implementing an accelerated data storage synchronization to protect data in a storage system. For example, a first server node accesses a data block from a protected storage system in response to a request from an application executing on the first server node. A modified data block is written to a write-back cache of the first server node. A synchronization operation is performed in response to a request by the application, which includes sending a copy of the modified data block in the write-back cache to a second server node to temporarily store the copy of the modified data block in a storage media of the second server node, and informing the application that the synchronization operation is deemed complete after the copy of the modified data block is stored in the storage media of the second server node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Michaud, Randall Shain, John S. Harwood, Kenneth J. Taylor, Stephen Wing-Kin Au
  • Patent number: 10243873
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for systems and computer program products for the management of logically partitioned computing resources of a data processing system configured with a plurality of hypervisors that each manages one or more logical partitions of the computing resources. Each hypervisor and logical partitions managed thereby are allocated to a domain of a plurality of domains. Logical partitions and hypervisors allocated to a first domain are monitored to determine whether additional computing resources are needed for the first domain. Responsive to determining that additional computing resources are needed for the first domain, a second domain having available computing resources is determined. At least a portion of the available computing resources of the second domain are used by the first domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Narsimha R. Challa, Adam T. Stallman
  • Patent number: 10243874
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for methods for the management of logically partitioned computing resources of a data processing system configured with a plurality of hypervisors that each manages one or more logical partitions of the computing resources. Each hypervisor and logical partitions managed thereby are allocated to a domain of a plurality of domains. Logical partitions and hypervisors allocated to a first domain are monitored to determine whether additional computing resources are needed for the first domain. Responsive to determining that additional computing resources are needed for the first domain, a second domain having available computing resources is determined. At least a portion of the available computing resources of the second domain are used by the first domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Narsimha R. Challa, Adam T. Stallman
  • Patent number: 10237374
    Abstract: Described herein are improved systems, methods, and devices for delivering and managing metadata in a distributed computing platform such as a content delivery network (CDN) so as to configure content servers to handle client requests. The teachings hereof provide, among other things, scalable and configurable solutions for delivering and managing metadata, preferably by leveraging dynamically obtained control information. For example, in one embodiment, a given content server may store metadata, e.g., in a configuration file, that references dynamic, late-bound control information for use in satisfying dependencies. This dynamic control information can be requested by the CDN content server, typically from a remote host, when needed to parse and execute the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Stevens, Frederick R. Shotton, Tong Chen
  • Patent number: 10237201
    Abstract: An Information Handling System (IHS) includes a processor device in communication with a network interface and a memory containing a queue of one or more virtual machine (VM) workloads. The processor device determines, based on monitored resource utilization, a constraining resource of a selected server that is performing one of storage services and network services and assigns a Quality of Service (QoS) threshold to the selected server based on the constraining resource. The processor device assigns VM workload/s, from among compute workloads, to a VM of the IHS based on requirements of the VM for resource utilization. In response to determining that the selected server has failed to satisfy the QoS threshold the predefined number of times over the monitoring interval, the processor device migrates at least one of the assigned VM workloads away from the selected server to another server of the IHS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventor: John Kelly
  • Patent number: 10200315
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods that receive from a virtual concierge system a text-based inquiry from a user having an interest; store the inquiry in a queuing system, generate a match between an online assistant and the user based on content of the stored inquiry and profile data of the online assistant, and establish a text-based communication between an electronic device of the user and an electronic device of the online assistant in response to generating the match, the text-based communication including the content of the stored inquiry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: John V. Tiernan
  • Patent number: 10176020
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for methods for management of logically partitioned computing resources of a data processing system configured with hypervisors that each manages one or more logical partitions of the computing resources. The data processing system is configured with domains, and allocated to each domain are one or more hypervisors and logical partitions managed thereby. For a first domain, a token is received from a second domain. The token identifies available computing resources of the second domain that are available for temporary allocation. The data processing system determines whether the available computing resources of the second domain are needed by the first domain based at least in part on the received token. Responsive to determining that the available computing resources are needed by the first domain, the available computing resources are temporarily allocated to the first domain for use thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Narsimha R. Challa, Adam T. Stallman
  • Patent number: 10176019
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for systems and computer program products for management of logically partitioned computing resources of a data processing system configured with hypervisors that each manages one or more logical partitions of the computing resources. The data processing system is configured with domains, and allocated to each domain are one or more hypervisors and logical partitions managed thereby. For a first domain, a token is received from a second domain. The token identifies available computing resources of the second domain that are available for temporary allocation. The data processing system determines whether the available computing resources of the second domain are needed by the first domain based at least in part on the received token. Responsive to determining that the available computing resources are needed by the first domain, the available computing resources are temporarily allocated to the first domain for use thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Narsimha R. Challa, Adam T. Stallman