Patents Examined by David R Lazaro
  • Patent number: 11418845
    Abstract: Disclosed is a media sharing system that provides shared experiencing of licensed media content such as movies. The system includes a web server that communicates with multiple client devices over the internet whereby a user's multiple social contacts can participate in a synchronized stream of licensed media content such as movies. The system is able to schedule the multi-user experiencing of the licensed media content and further synchronize the streaming of the licensed content so the participating users receiving the media streams in a substantially synchronized manner. The system still further provides for social content interaction amongst the multiple recipients so that the multiple users can interact in a time-contextual manner consistent with the substantially synchronized receipt of the licensed media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Paramount Pictures Corporation
    Inventors: Abraham Chee Shun Wong, Alyson Elise Grove, Eugene M. Lee, Stephanie Anne Simard
  • Patent number: 11416441
    Abstract: Techniques for providing an RPC-less locking mechanism based on RDMA CAW for a storage cluster with an active-active architecture. The techniques include, in response to receipt at a storage node of a lock request for accessing an LBA of a storage object, synchronizing, between the storage node and a remote node, a state of a lock for the LBA. The synchronizing of the lock state includes locating an ALS object having a field containing the LBA, updating a field of the ALS object to include the storage node, and setting a field of the ALS object to a type of lock specified in the lock request. If the storage node locates the ALS object in an array maintained within visible memory on the remote node, then the storage node updates/sets corresponding fields of the ALS object by performing atomic CAW operations supported by an RDMA channel between the respective nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Vladimir Shveidel, Leonid Ravich
  • Patent number: 11411817
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for optimizing application configurations in a provider network are disclosed. An application description is determined that comprises one or more resource utilization characteristics of an application. Automated analysis is performed of a plurality of potential configurations for the application based at least in part on the application description. The automated analysis comprises scoring at least a portion of the potential configurations based at least in part on a scoring function. A recommended configuration for the application is determined based at least in part on the automated analysis. The recommended configuration comprises a type and number of computing resources in a multi-tenant provider network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucia Castellanos, Jordan Brest, Varvara Nasonova
  • Patent number: 11412018
    Abstract: Distributing communication of a data stream among multiple devices is disclosed. Example methods include sending a message from a first electronic device to a second electronic device to announce the first electronic device is available for inclusion in a shared connection to be established by the second electronic device with a service provider, the shared connection to split a first data stream from a source into a plurality of partial data streams to be distributed among a plurality of electronic devices. Example methods also include establishing a data connection with the service provider to receive a first one of the partial data streams associated with the shared connection. Example methods further include relaying the first one of the partial data streams associated with the shared connection from the service provider to the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher F. Baldwin, Bruce Barnes, Wayne R. Heinmiller, Patrick Kenny, Dolores J. Mallian
  • Patent number: 11409555
    Abstract: A processing system may obtain a request to deploy a service comprising a first virtual network function (VNF) to a multi-cloud environment comprising cloud infrastructures, the request including metadata associated with the service, decompose the service into a plurality of modules comprising: a plurality of VNFs and/or a plurality of components of the first VNF, select at least a first deployment model for the service from among a plurality of deployment models, based upon the metadata, each deployment model comprising rules for assigning the plurality of modules to cloud infrastructures, and deploy a first module to a first cloud infrastructure and a second module to a second cloud infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Fan, Alireza Hooshiari, Dan Celenti
  • Patent number: 11411758
    Abstract: Examples of generating contextual compliance policies are described. A meeting invitation can be created by a meeting organizer. The meeting can have compliance rules associated therewith. A compliance policy that facilitates enforcement of the compliance rules during the meeting can be transmitted to attendee client devices and enforced by a management component running on the client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravish Chawla, Adam Samuel Chow
  • Patent number: 11411868
    Abstract: A method and device for packet processing implemented by a packet processing device is described. The packet processing device is connected to a communication network from which the packet processing device receives and/or transmits packets in a context of network service chaining. The method includes obtaining a set of packets, each packet of the set of packets comprising at least one specific characteristic; grouping the packets of the set of packets according to the at least one specific characteristic, and delivering at least two subsets of packets; and adding, to at least one of the subsets of packets, metadata common to the packets of the at least one subset of packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Stephane Gouache, Charles Salmon-Legagneur, Jean Le Roux
  • Patent number: 11405347
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive gameplay information associated with a first user playing a game on a computing device. Game-related content is generated based on the gameplay information. The game-related content is published to an ephemeral content feed on a social networking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodrigo Roim Ferreira, Marcos Arribas, Kun Chen, Olivier Marie Bouan Du Chef Du Bos, Jiakan Wang, Jihoon Suh
  • Patent number: 11405488
    Abstract: An access request processing method includes Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) in an enterprise branch network receiving an access request in the enterprise branch network, determining whether the access request is for accessing an extranet and requires accelerated processing, forwarding the access request to an acceleration network in response to determining that the access request is for accessing the extranet and requires accelerated processing, receiving response data of the access request from the acceleration network, and sending the response data to a sender of the access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Dongfang Zeng, Hui Miao
  • Patent number: 11405415
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to selection of cloud service providers in a multi-cloud. The selection of cloud service providers (CSPs) in a multi-cloud environment is challenging as it depends on multiple criteria such as security, usability, latency, and service cost. In an embodiment, for each CSP and multi-CSP combination, two decision problems are solved; namely, a VM selection problem and a cloud region selection problem, taking latency requirement and DR laws constraints into consideration. By solving the VM selection and CC selection problems, the service cost and the user to cloud region mapping are estimated. Using said estimates and other qualitative criteria, a multi-cloud multi-criteria decision problem is solved using MCDM techniques to rank the CSP combinations for each application. Based on the ranks and a constraint on a service cost of the entity one of a CSP and a CSP combination is selected for each application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Arun Ramamurthy, Mangesh Sharad Gharote, Saket Kumar Saurabh, Sachin Premsukh Lodha
  • Patent number: 11405480
    Abstract: A client application can be configured to render user interface cards, based on card data provided by a remote card engine. An API Response as Card (ARC) engine can intercept a communication between the client application and the card engine, and determine that the communication is associated with another backend system. The ARC engine can request that the backend system perform an account action associated with a user account. The ARC engine can provide information derived from a response from the backend system, reflecting a result of the account action, to the card engine. The card action can generate card data associated with the result of the account action performed by the backend system, and the client application can use the card data to render and display a corresponding card, even if neither the client application nor the card engine are natively configured to interface with the backend system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarvesh Kaushal, Rohit Iyer, Bala Subrahmanya Vivek Kosanam, Alexander Clinton Lambert, David Bryant Moffett
  • Patent number: 11399073
    Abstract: Conventional efforts for estimating the geographic location (geolocation) of devices associated with particular Internet Protocol (IP) addresses typically yield woefully inaccurate results. In many cases, the estimated IP geolocations are on the wrong continent. Embodiments of the present technology include techniques for identifying and improving incorrect estimates based on latency measurements, Domain Name Server (DNS) information, and routing information. For example, latency measurements from multiple collectors can be used to rate the plausibility of an IP geolocation estimate and, in certain cases, to increase the accuracy of the LP geolocation estimate. DNS and routing information can be used to corroborate the estimated IP geolocation. The resulting more accurate IP geolocation estimate can be used to route Internet traffic more efficiently, to enforce rules for routing sensitive information, and to simplify troubleshooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Dynamic Network Services. Inc.
    Inventors: Earl Edward Zmijewski, Thomas Lee Tysinger, Douglas Carl Madory
  • Patent number: 11399067
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a network access method and a network access apparatus for speech recognition service based on artificial intelligence. The network access method includes: judging whether there is available IP address information in an IP buffer module when a speech recognition request is received, in which the IP buffer module is configured to buffer IP address information used for a speech recognition performed successfully last time; performing an identity authentication on the available IP address information when there is the available IP address information in the IP buffer module; and accessing to the speech recognition service via the available IP address information passing the identity authentication, in which the speech recognition service is configured to recognize a speech in the speech recognition request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Niandong Du, Yan Xie
  • Patent number: 11394752
    Abstract: When a user equipment (UE) registers with an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), a serving call session control function (S-CSCF) of the IMS can obtain user profile information associated with the UE from a Home Subscriber Server (HSS). The user profile information may include a priority indicator, such as an indication that a user associated with the UE is a Wireless Priority Services (WPS) user or other high priority user. In that situation, the S-CSCF can inform a proxy call session control function (P-CSCF) of the IMS that the user is a WPS user or other high priority user by sending a dedicated priority message to the P-CSCF, separately from sending a registration confirmation message to the P-CSCF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammed Al-Mehdar, Boris Antsev
  • Patent number: 11394633
    Abstract: Methods and devices for an automated Internet of Things (IoT) certification service to verify plug and play capabilities of one or more IoT devices for use with a cloud service provider may include receiving a device identification of an IoT device to certify with the cloud service provider. The methods and devices may include receiving a selection of one or more certification tests to perform to plug and play capabilities of the IoT device. The methods and devices may include performing the one or more certification tests. The methods and devices may include generating a device certification for the plug and play capabilities of the IoT device in response to the one or more certification tests passing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Tun-Jan Chuang, Devis Lucato, Timothy Alan Laverty, Prasanna Chromepet Padmanabhan, Koichi Hirao
  • Patent number: 11388058
    Abstract: A system and method for managing a system topology of a distributed computing system comprising: providing a network of clusters with at least a first cluster and a second cluster; configuring the first cluster with an external gateway configuration of the second cluster; distributing the external gateway configuration across at least a subset of nodes of the first cluster; establishing a connection between all clusters from the network of clusters, which for the first and second cluster comprises: for each node of the first cluster, establishing a single outbound connection to a select node of the second cluster; and managing communication over the system topology comprising: at a receiver node of the second cluster, propagating a subscription interest, and at an origin node of the first cluster, transmitting communications over the connection according to the subscription interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Synadia Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Collison, Ivan Kozlovic
  • Patent number: 11388052
    Abstract: A system that provides for managing deployed resource interaction devices/equipment through a gateway device that is capable of monitoring the performance of the resource interaction devices/equipment to determine a need for revisions/updates to the resource interaction event application, additional services and/or different resource interaction devices types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Castinado, Martha Sain McClellan, Lee Ann Proud, Kathleen Hanko Trombley
  • Patent number: 11388171
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products that enable client devices to install integrations of a third party application that supports variable host address identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SlackTechnologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sachin Ranchod, Brian Stephen O'Neill, Amy Dong Shan, Steven Chen
  • Patent number: 11381563
    Abstract: A permissions management system (PMS) defines the permissions associated with a user and thereby the activities the user can perform with any specific object and/or application or class of objects and/or applications. However, such a PMS requires an administrator to either authorise each permission individually or default permissions to a configuration previously established. The former is time consuming and the latter does not eliminate the former in establishing the roles initially or new roles or custom configurations. According, methods and systems for automating the establishment of permissions and their ongoing maintenance are presented based upon an initial discovery phase of actions performed by either the user or an administrator followed by an automated harmonization phase and a verification phase. This verification phase may employ human interactions or be automated exploiting an artificial intelligence engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Gafa, Nikolay Dobrovolskiy
  • Patent number: 11381476
    Abstract: A file is created in a standardized format that defines a type of a containerized application and includes information for deployment of the containerized application. A single parser of the standardized format is thus enabled to deploy different types of containerized applications. The standardized file format includes an application definition. The application definition includes a service, a port list, a container list, a volume mount list, an access mode list, a resource usage list, or any suitable combination thereof. A client device presents a user interface that allows a user to select a containerized application to execute. An application server parses an application template file for the selected containerized application and, based on the information in the application template file, causes one or more servers (e.g., one or more Kubernetes cluster nodes) to execute the containerized application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Joachim Fitzer, Pietro Francesco Menna Ruiz Diaz, Felipe Musse, Simon Seif