Patents Examined by David Lazaro
  • Patent number: 10432490
    Abstract: A system monitors applications that provide a single content page by monitoring network traffic associated with single page transitions. The network traffic may be monitored by mechanisms provided by a network browser that updates the page. Updates to the page, called transitions, may be detected when they first begin. The network traffic associated with a single page transition from a first content page to a second version of that content page may be tracked through the network traffic viewing mechanism. When the network traffic is determined to have concluded, the end of the single content page transition is determined to have occurred. Metrics may then be generated from data collected during the transition, and the data and metrics may be reported to a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhichun Feng, Jia Xu, Binil Thomas
  • Patent number: 10432725
    Abstract: A method, programmed medium and system are provided for preventing the denial of file system access to a plurality of clients accessing a NFS server. In one example, an NFS server is configured to listen on a server port. The server runs a separate daemon which “watches” client requests as they are received at the NFS server. The server processing system tracks the number of times a client sends consecutive TCP zero-window packets in response to a data packet from the server. If the number of zero-window packets crosses a user-defined threshold, then a routine is called to stop responding to that client using a backoff algorithm. When the server reaches a point where the number of available threads or any other relevant resource dips below a user-defined threshold, the server process starts terminating connections to the clients starting from the ones with the oldest entry in the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Adekunle Bello, Radhika Chirra, Nikhil Hegde, Aruna Yedavilli
  • Patent number: 10136282
    Abstract: Obtaining a dynamic download policy for a mobile application being executed on the mobile computing device, wherein the dynamic download policy indicating a download policy for a data item, the download policy is defined by the dynamic download policy as enabled in a first device context of the mobile computing device. During execution of the mobile application, a current device context of the mobile application is being monitored. In response to the mobile application attempting to download the data item and in response to the current device context being the first device context, the download policy may be enforced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aharon Abadi, Idan Ben-Harrush, Samuel Kallner, Dmitri Pikus
  • Patent number: 10134095
    Abstract: A method and system connects brands, users and communities via socially shared content elements that take the form of, for example, words, pictures/images, videos and/or audio objects. The method creates a social media engagement and distribution capability of dynamic, interactive impressions linking users to users and users to brands around shared “day in the life” moments. The spectrum of reach and range of content types combined with user daily lives creates a ubiquitous new web medium of social content. The user experience created by this method and system creates a sustainable stickiness for members, capturing, creating, sharing and responding to each other interactively in any communication format, at any time, in any place and for any reason.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Brabble TV.Com LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Kennon, Jeffrey DePalma
  • Patent number: 10127501
    Abstract: A system and method for determining confidence scores for accounts based on peer-to-peer interactions. One or more clustering algorithms are applied to a database of peer-to-peer interactions to identify and group related peer-to-peer interactions. A classifying algorithm is applied to a group resulting from the one or more clustering algorithms that classifies each peer-to-peer interaction within the group based on one or more relationships between the peer-to-peer interactions with the group. A score is provided to each transaction in the group based at least in part on the classification. The system uses the score to change functionality of at least one of the accounts associated with one of the transactions and/or provides information regarding the trustworthiness of a user of an account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Grigoryan, Avinash Gangadharan, Akshay Peshave, Michael Morgan, Rhys Howell
  • Patent number: 10127065
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the invention provide a technique to validate physical cabling and logical path before provisioning volume. In accordance with an aspect, a computer comprises a memory storing software and a processor executing the software. The software is operable to: identify first server port and second server port forming redundant ports of a server and first storage port and second storage port forming redundant ports of a storage system; and check whether a redundant relationship is formed by at least one of (i) a physical connection between the first server port and the first storage port and a physical connection between the second server port and the second storage port, or (ii) a logical connection between the first server port and the first storage port and a logical connection between the second server port and the second storage port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Kano, Dan Ritchie, Randy Chong, Abid Masood
  • Patent number: 10121079
    Abstract: Video tracking systems and methods include a peripheral master tracking process integrated with one or more tunnel tracking processes. The video tracking systems and methods utilize video data to detect and/or track separately several stationary or moving objects in a manner of tunnel vision. The video tracking system includes a master peripheral tracker for monitoring a scene and detecting an object, and a first tunnel tracker initiated by the master peripheral tracker, wherein the first tunnel tracker is dedicated to track one detected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTUVISION INC.
    Inventors: Sadiye Zeyno Guler, Jason Adam Silverstein, Matthew Kevin Farrow, Ian Harris Pushee
  • Patent number: 10123186
    Abstract: A server, method, and system for providing information to an electronic device are provided. An audio-based connection is established with the electronic device. A first identifier of the electronic device is determined in association with the audio-based connection. The electronic device is detected as being able to support a visual-based connection based on the first identifier. A second identifier of the electronic device is determined based on the first identifier. Visual information is provided to the electronic device via the visual-based connection after detecting that the electronic device is able to support the visual-based connection and determining the second identifier. The visual information is provided to the electronic device based on the second identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Robert A. Koch, Hamish M. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 10116737
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a proprietary 64-bit consistent distribution scheme that preserves the efficiencies of CARP while providing a significantly more balanced distribution of requests that is on par with schemes reliant on computationally expensive cryptographic hashes. The scheme performs hashing of requested URLs and identifiers of available servers over a 64-bit space while optimizing the hashing to remove computationally expensive operations. Some embodiments provide a variant of the scheme to provide a differentiated distribution on the basis of one or more differentiating factors. A first variant utilizes load factor values to adjust the resulting hashes and to produce a first distribution of differentiated content that varies from a second distribution of undifferentiated content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.
    Inventors: Donnevan Scott Yeager, Timothy W. Hartrick, Robert J. Peters
  • Patent number: 10116710
    Abstract: Session parameters and/or information regarding session parameters are provided to a target device from a location server in a periodic assistance session. For example, the location server starts an unsolicited periodic assistance session, and transmits information indicating the unsolicited assistance session is periodic as well as any relevant session parameters to the target device. The location server may change session parameters “on the fly,” and inform the target device of the modified session parameters. The target device may initiate a session and requests certain parameters, to which the location server responds with an indication as to what parameters the target device will actually receive. Additionally, the target device may modify the session parameters, and the location server can respond to the target indicating whether or not the modification was accepted or if the modification was accepted in a modified form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Ismo Halivaara
  • Patent number: 10116742
    Abstract: There is provided a method for managing heterogeneous cloud data storage systems across heterogeneous cloud computing systems. The method comprises: defining rules that govern storing of data in one or more of a plurality of heterogeneous cloud data storage systems; receiving complete data from a user's computer; splitting the complete data; and storing the split data according to the defined rules into the plurality of heterogeneous cloud data storage systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rafael Peria de Sene, Tiago Nune dos Santos, Rafael Camarda Silva Folco, Breno Henrique Leitao
  • Patent number: 10091111
    Abstract: A network infrastructure provisioned according to design information received via a web portal contains one or more nodes and facilitates deployment of services and associated data across physical and virtualized resources for a content delivery path between a content source and a content consumer according to technical and business needs of a content provider. Provisioning is accomplished by storing the design information in one or more repositories, the repositories containing data, packaging information and metadata of the one or more nodes, and one or more map files specifying the respective addresses of the one or more nodes. The network infrastructure is instantiated based on the design information stored in the one or more repositories and the one or more map files by configuring the nodes according to the design information and communicatively coupling the nodes with one another; and registering the instantiated nodes with a global software load balancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: John M. Scharber, Richard Pugh
  • Patent number: 10084877
    Abstract: Prefetching techniques for a hybrid cloud system are described. The techniques include maintaining a graph in a graph database, the graph including nodes associated with data items to be accessed and links between the nodes, each link including an associated link weight. Conceptually, the link weights are indicative of how likely it is for a data item to which the link points to be accessed after the data item associated with the node from which the link extends is accessed. The link weights are updated as items are accessed and the graph is traversed. The graph structure and associated techniques help to reduce latency in a hybrid cloud system by providing for prefetch of items anticipated to be used at a later time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Lior Hipsh, Yoel Calderon
  • Patent number: 10075403
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method a system for managing one or more voice mails in a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) network. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a notification indicating receipt of one or more voice mails to one or more Telephony Control Points (TelCPs) through a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) home network and providing one or more voice mails to the one or more TelCPs. The method further includes providing a list of one or more voice mails to the one or more TelCPs. The method also includes deleting one or more voice mails from a telephony server (TS). Furthermore, the method includes composing one or more voice mail containing emotional symbols and depositing the one or more voice mails in a voice mail server. Moreover, the method includes recalling one or more voice mails deposited in the voice mail server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Mayuresh Madhukar Patil, Basavaraj Jayawant Pattan
  • Patent number: 10069797
    Abstract: This application discloses a network monitoring method and apparatus. The network monitoring method includes: receiving a packet transmitted on a network, where the packet has flow information that indicates a network flow for transmission of the packet; acquiring the flow information of the packet; detecting whether a metadatabase includes the flow information corresponding the packet, where the metadatabase is used to store metadata and flow information associated with the metadata; generating, according to a detection result about the flow information, metadata related to the transmission of the packet, and associating the metadata with the corresponding flow information; and storing the generated metadata and the flow information associated with the generated metadata into the metadatabase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Arong Pan, Liang Zhang, Shiguang Pan
  • Patent number: 10069671
    Abstract: A processing method and apparatus for an application proxy client are provided. The method includes determining, on a terminal, that an application proxy client is uninstalled; and sending an uninstallation indication message from the terminal to a proxy server corresponding to the application proxy client, where the uninstallation indication message indicates that the application proxy client has been uninstalled from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Jin, Lei Wang, Shunan Fan
  • Patent number: 10063624
    Abstract: A processor may receive a request to transmit a logical volume to a cloud-based server. The logical volume may be stored in a data storage subsystem that includes one or more ranks. Each rank may include one or more extents, which may include one or more stride. The processor may determine an extent of the one or more extents that includes data of the logical volume. The processor may determine a set of strides associated with the extent. The processor may copy the set of strides into a stride buffer and combine the set of strides into a block extent file. The processor may transmit the block extent file to the cloud server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xue Dong Gao, Karl A. Nielsen, Yao Peng, Brian A. Rinaldi, Tang Ren Yao
  • Patent number: 10057203
    Abstract: A method for managing messages may include detecting a need to manage a multiplicity of messages in an inbox of a user based on one of a predetermined criterion or a preset trigger or action. The method may also include analyzing a set of components of each message. The method may additionally include creating a plurality of batches of messages in response to detecting the need to manage the multiplicity of messages in the inbox of the user. Each batch may be based on the analysis of the set of components of each message. The method may further include performing a selected action on a chosen batch of messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Brenton P. Chasse, Thomas J. Evans, IV
  • Patent number: 10051066
    Abstract: A system and method for sharing panelist information without providing cookie information are provided. The system includes a panel information receiver to receive information from a panel, the information being defined by each of the panelist's access to cookie information sourced from an online shared content network; a log correlation module to create a log based on a correlation of the information and accesses to the cookies via the online shared content network; a log transmitter to transmit the log to the panel; and a panelist data receiver to receive data from panel, the data being defined as content accesses by each of the panelists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Raimundo Mirisola
  • Patent number: 10044772
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for content sharing, where the method includes: receiving a content share request, establishing a share session with a receiving terminal, and sharing session content, which is played on a first initiating terminal, with the receiving terminal; and receiving a state notification about transferring the played session content from the first initiating terminal to a second initiating terminal, and according to the state notification, ending the share session or continuing to share the session content continuously played on the second initiating terminal. According to the embodiments of the present invention, CoD content watched on the initiating terminal can be shared, and when transfer occurs between display terminals of the content share initiator, a content share AS can perceive the transfer, and continuity of the share session can be ensured. The present invention further relates to a device for content sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Wenmei Gao, Shunan Fan, Xiaoqiang Lv