Patents Examined by David R Lazaro
  • Patent number: 10445755
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are included for categorizing and filtering content. A comment is stored in one or more data structures. The one or more data structures are modified to associate the comment with a tag and a password. The amount of comments that are associated with the tag are determined and compared with a threshold amount of comments. Based on the amount of comments exceeding the threshold, access is restricted to the comments that are associated with the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Saumil Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10448126
    Abstract: Technologies for dynamically allocating tiers of disaggregated memory resources include a compute device. The compute device is to obtain target performance data, determine, as a function of target performance data, memory tier allocation data indicative of an allocation of disaggregated memory sleds to tiers of performance, in which one memory sled of one tier is to act as a cache for another memory sled of a subsequent tier, send the memory tier allocation data and the target performance data to the corresponding memory sleds through a network, receive performance notification data from one of the memory sleds in the tiers, and determine, in response to receipt of the performance notification data, an adjustment to the memory tier allocation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ginger H. Gilsdorf, Karthik Kumar, Thomas Willhalm, Francesc Guim Bernat, Mark A. Schmisseur
  • Patent number: 10447638
    Abstract: Data loss prevention (“DLP”) rules can be automatically applied to items during a migration. When a migration is performed, a migration engine may be configured with migration configuration settings which define the items to be migrated from the source system to the target system. The migration engine may also be configured with DLP configuration settings which define the type of items on which DLP should be performed. When the DLP configuration settings indicate that DLP should be applied to an item to be migrated, the migration engine routes the item to a DLP engine rather than directly migrating the item to the target system. After the DLP engine has processed the item, the DLP engine can return the processed item to the migration engine which in turn can migrate the processed item to the appropriate location in the target system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Quest Software Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Willis, Chad Lindley
  • Patent number: 10447643
    Abstract: A social networking system permits users to store content presented by the social networking system and subsequently access the stored content associated with the users. A content item is stored in association with a user profile of a user that stored the content item and with one or more criteria specified by the user that cause presentation of the stored content item to the user when satisfied. When attributes associated with a user satisfy at least a threshold number of criteria associated with a stored content item, the stored content item is included in a selection process used by the social networking system to determine content that is presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijaye Ganesh Raji, Calvin Patrick Grunewald
  • Patent number: 10439887
    Abstract: A generic framework for testing service interfaces where attributes for service access are abstracted from test execution attributes. An eXtensible Markup Language (XML) Service Attribute (SA) file may be used to define a server tag and one or more services tags. The server tag specifies protocol, address, and other access information for a host machine that provides the service. A service type and configuration parameter defaults may also be included with the server tag. Each service tag defines a name of a corresponding service, and a request-response configuration for the corresponding service. With this information in hand, a test executor can then issue a request message to the corresponding service indicated in the service tag, using the protocol and address information and request configuration, and match the response received against the response configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sungard Availability Services, LP
    Inventors: Sonal Ojha, Nischal Vohra
  • Patent number: 10440087
    Abstract: A method for estimating a loss of information in a video stream comprising video frames of different frame types, wherein the video stream is transmitted in a sequence of data packets, the method comprising during a first learning period of the video stream: identifying the different frame types in the video stream, determining a reference average size of at least some of the frame types in the video stream, determining a reference occurrence frequency how often at least some of the frame types occur in the video stream, wherein the reference average size and the reference occurrence frequency are determined using information provided in a header of the transmitted data packets, during a second time period of the stream: identifying the different frame types in the video stream taking into account the reference average frame size, the reference occurrence frequency determined in the first learning period, and information provided in the header of the data packets in the second time period, determining t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Attila Báder, Ferenc Szász
  • Patent number: 10439957
    Abstract: A tenant-based distributed computing environment management system includes a service that is executed on a computing system to allocate a subset of the resources for use by each of a plurality of tenants, and generate a plurality of tags for each resource in the subset in which each tag includes tenant information associated with the tenant to whom the subset of resources are allocated. The service may then identify, for at least one of the tenants, the subset of resources allocated to the tenant, and transmit information associated with the identified subset of resources to a computing device of the tenant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: VCE IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Praphul Krottapalli, Venkatesh S. Madhipatla, Sanjay Basu
  • Patent number: 10432686
    Abstract: A system for delivering live streaming content based on accurate media data fragment size and duration. The system may include a client media player to receive a portion of a streaming media file (e.g., in an MP4 format), download a first sub-portion of the streaming media file including fragment-level metadata, and parse and analyze the fragment-level metadata to determine a size and duration of a current fragment of the media file. A media server may generate custom data identifying a size and duration of a current fragment of a media file. The media server may insert the custom data (e.g., as a custom header or unique packet identifier) and send the custom data to a client media player. The client media player may be configured to decode the custom data and determine the current fragment size and duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongjun Wu, Marc Joliveau, Stefan Christian Richter
  • Patent number: 10432572
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for posting content, the method including posting, when a predetermined hash tag is detected from first type content for which a posting request is sent, second type content generated based on text information acquired from the first type content and image information acquired from a database, and posting the first type content when the hash tag is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Path Mobile Inc Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jessica Siswadi, Kyoung Chan Lee
  • Patent number: 10432689
    Abstract: A system for utilizing models derived from offline historical data in online applications is provided. The system includes a processor and a memory storing machine-readable instructions for determining a set of contexts of the usage data, and for each of the contexts within the set of contexts, collecting service data from services supporting the media service and storing that service data in a database. The system performing an offline testing process by fetching service data for a defined context from the database, generating a first set of feature vectors based on the fetched service data, and providing the first set to a machine-learning module. The system performs an online testing process by fetching active service data from the services supporting the media streaming service, generating a second set of feature vectors based on the fetched active service data, and providing the second set to the machine-learning module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Netflix, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad Hossein Taghavi, Prasanna Padmanabhan, Dong-Bang Tsai, Faisal Zakaria Siddiqi, Justin Derrick Basilico
  • Patent number: 10423404
    Abstract: The described unified service management system provides a unified console to perform functions of individual management specialists. A unified console facilitates an administrator to perform the complex tasks that were performed by the individual management specialists. The unified console provides a “wizard” based approach to the administrator to design all aspects of the complex tasks including placement of components or computing devices, deciding on policies of the components or computing devices, deciding on health policies of components or computing devices, fixing data protection policies of components or computing devices, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ashvinkumar J. Sanghvi, Casey McKinnon, Jens K. Jacobsen, Kristoffer S. Schultz, Thomas William Keane
  • Patent number: 10425297
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for adaptive polling based upon demand. A data source is polled for data at a first polling frequency. A request is received for a page or other type of resource that includes the data, and the data is provided in response to the request. Subsequently, the data source is polled for the data at a second polling frequency greater than the first polling frequency. Status messages are also received indicating a status of a display of the page. The polling frequency may be adjusted based on the status messages. For example, the polling frequency may be increased if a status message indicates that a user is viewing the data. The polling frequency may be decreased if a status message indicates that the data is not being viewed or that a page or other type of resource for presenting the data has been closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Andrew Bowes
  • Patent number: 10419446
    Abstract: Managing policies for a chain of administrative domains, from end-to-end, includes receiving, at a network device associated with an administrative domain that is part of a chain of administrative domains provisioning an Internet-based application or an Internet-based service to a network, a root block for a blockchain. The root block is generated by a network device in the network and includes a request for a specific network parameter over a specific time period. The network device associated with the administrative domain appends a first block to the blockchain including the root block to accept the request and configures the administrative domain in accordance with the specific network parameter when an end-to-end path in the chain of administrative domains accepts the request. The network device associated with the administrative domain also generates blockchain transactions that append network status updates to the blockchain during the specific time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: K. Tirumaleswar Reddy, Prashanth Patil, Carlos M. Pignataro, Puneeth Rao Lokapalli, Judith Ying Priest
  • Patent number: 10419877
    Abstract: A method of controlling a plurality of devices by an electronic apparatus includes receiving data from a plurality of devices, determining a correlation between at least two devices among the plurality of devices on the basis of the received data, determining a position of a first device on the basis of the correlation, grouping the first device and another device positioned in the vicinity of the first device into one group, and automatically creating group information, and controlling the devices included in the group. The name of the first device may be automatically set using the group information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-kwang Um, Jeong-yi Park, Hyun-cheol Park, Si-jun Lee, Soo-in Jang
  • Patent number: 10419544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to communications methods, apparatus and systems for efficiently managing NAPT bindings and mappings. An exemplary embodiment of operating a communication system includes the steps of (i) receiving, at a real-time communications entity, a media session offer from a device, (ii) transmitting, from the communications entity to a Network Address and Port Translation entity (NAPT), a request signal to allocate a public Internet Protocol (IP) address and port number pair corresponding to an interface on the NAPT for the session; (iii) determining, at the communications entity, a remote IP address and port number pair corresponding to an interface on the device to be used for communicating media of the media session; (iv) transmitting, from the communications entity to the NAPT, a signal identifying the determined remote IP address and port number pair; and (v) releasing, at the NAPT, the allocated public IP address and port number pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ribbon Communications Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Tolga Asveren, Nagesh Kumar Bollapalli
  • Patent number: 10404837
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to maintaining network services during kernel update operations. According to one embodiment, a server generates a second computing system executing a second system kernel. The second system kernel is updated in relation to a first system kernel executing on a first computing system. The server pauses network services operating on the first computing system. The server generates a snapshot of the network services operating on the first computing system. While the network services are paused on the first computing system, the server caches data packets received from client devices and destined for network services operating on the first system, migrates the network services to the second computing system, and restores the network service snapshot to the second computing system. Upon completing the migration, the server sends the cached data packets to the one or more network services operating on the second computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dwip N. Banerjee, Frederic Barrat, David ZhiWei Dai, Khalid Filali-Adib
  • Patent number: 10404758
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing a messaging server within a premises device e.g., a home or enterprise gateway device. In one embodiment, a system is described that includes a premises device that acts as a centralized client messaging platform providing messaging services between a content provider and client devices, and also between client devices within a premises network. The premises device enables client-to-client communication that bypasses the long trip and propagation delay over the Internet by connecting the message across the premises network within the home or building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Albert Straub, John Chen
  • Patent number: 10404641
    Abstract: An Internet mail bridge is provided for downloading e-mail messages from Internet mail servers supporting different email protocols, such as the Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3) and Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (Web DAV) protocol, and delivering the downloaded messages, which are in different formats, to a mail server on a local area network. The Internet mail bridge has a mail manager that is independent from particular e-mail protocols or e-mail formats. For each e-mail account, the mail manager instantiates a mail connector object that contains logic for downloading e-mail according to the e-mail access protocol of that account, and invokes the mail connector object to download e-mail messages from that account. The mail manager then instantiates and invokes mail deliverer objects tailored for handling different message formats to deliver the downloaded messages to the local mail server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas K. Brubacher, Luciano Passuello
  • Patent number: 10397064
    Abstract: A custom graph of nodes can be selectively generated based on a selected node in a graph representative of a network-connected computing infrastructure. The custom graph can, for example, be generated using software executing on a server device. The server device can receive an indication of the selected node from a client device. A plugin can then be invoked by providing the selected node to the plugin. Responsive to providing the selected node to the plugin, the plugin can provide output including child nodes generated by the plugin. The child nodes generated by the invocation of the plugin can be iteratively processed to generate the custom graph, such as by providing those child nodes to the plugin for subsequent invocation, as applicable. After the custom graph is generated, it can be transmitted to the client device from which the indication of the selected node was received. The custom graph may be displayed at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SERVICENOW, INC.
    Inventors: Roy Wallerstein, Haviv Rosh, Yuval Rimar
  • Patent number: 10394430
    Abstract: A system for relationship information evaluation and management. The system incorporates relationship quality parameters that define the contextual parameters of quality, which are mutually validated and are accepted by the respective parties within an existing or prospective relationship. A computer, computing device, written documents or other means are used to capture the perspectives of each person, representative, or entity within the relationship or prospective relationship. This can be done automatically, on a random, periodic, or scheduled basis, or upon manual initiation. The information or data may then be analyzed and coalesced into a meaningful whole (or segments thereof), which may then be archived, printed, reported, and presented to one or both of the parties, or others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Danny McCall