Patents Examined by Dustin Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10757004
    Abstract: Example methods are provided for assigning a routing domain identifier in a logical network environment that includes one or more logical distributed routers and one or more logical switches. In one example, the method may comprise obtaining network topology information specifying how the one or more logical distributed routers are connected with the one or more logical switches; and selecting, from the one or more logical switches, a particular logical switch for which routing domain identifier assignment is required. The method may also comprise: identifying a particular logical distributed router that is connected with the particular logical switch based on the network topology information; assigning the particular logical switch with the routing domain identifier that is associated with the particular logical distributed router; and using the routing domain identifier in a communication between a management entity and a host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Da Wan, Pankaj Thakkar, Anupam Chanda, Jianjun Shen, Anuprem Chalvadi, Caixia Jiang, Hua Wang, Donghai Han
  • Patent number: 10749970
    Abstract: A method for managing a communication session includes receiving a request to perform a task. The task is divided into one or more steps. One or more user devices are identified that can be used to perform one or more of the steps. One or more communication channels are identified that are available to the one or more user devices. The communication session is permitted to switch from one or more of the user devices and communication channels to complete the one or more steps of the task while maintaining a continuity of the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Suzanne M. Fisi, Kristine Ing Kushner, Stephanie S. Hellman, Joel Gardner, John Chuprevich, Ayesha Hasan, Darrell L. Suen, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 10742746
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method that allows a first data compute node (DCN) to forward outgoing traffic to a second DCN directly in spite of receiving the incoming traffic from the second DCN through a load balancer. That is, the return traffic's network path from the first DCN (e.g., a server machine) to the second DCN (e.g., a client machine) bypasses the load balancer, even though a request that initiated the return traffic is received through the load balancer. The load balancer receives a connection session request from a client machine to connect to a server. It identifies a set of parameters for the connection session and after selecting a server for the connection, passes the identified set of parameters to a host machine that executes the server. The server establishes the connection session directly with the client machine based on the identified set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Mani Kancherla, Jayant Jain, Anirban Sengupta
  • Patent number: 10742772
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for transforming data for low volume transmission of a meta model based protocol which monitors power amount data of new renewable energy, including: generating energy sensing data; receiving, by a client, the energy sensing data and transforming the received energy sensing data into meta model data including a meta model and meta data; generating packet meta model data by dividing and compressing the meta model data; transmitting the packet meta model data to a server through an Internet of Things (IOT) communication network; and parsing, by the server, the packet meta model data to output the meta model data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SEJONG INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA COOPERATION FOUNDATION HO
    Inventors: Hyun Seung Song, So Young Moon, Eun Young Byun, Woo Sung Jang, Bo Kyung Park, Robert Young Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 10735526
    Abstract: A communication apparatus capable of data communication includes a controller that temporarily permits data communication of an application. Upon the application transitioning to the background, the controller maintains temporary permission for data communication of the application when the application transitioned to the background as a result of an interrupt not intended by a user, and prohibits data communication of the application when the application transitioned to the background as a result of an interrupt other than an interrupt not intended by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Ishikawa, Yasuhiro Ito, Tomoya Kamijo, Hidetaka Hayashi, Kohei Michigami, Kazuo Onishi, Kazuya Chito
  • Patent number: 10735213
    Abstract: A system including a digital component request server that receives digital component requests for a supplemental digital component that will be presented in an additional multicast stream that is different to a multicast stream that is delivering content; a digital component distribution server that i) selects supplemental digital components to distribute over the additional multicast streams, the supplemental digital components being selected for one of the additional multicast streams being different to the supplemental digital component selected for each of the other additional multicast streams, and that ii) assigns one group of a plurality of groups of the multiple client devices to a respective one of the additional multicast streams; and an instruction generation server that generates instructions for the multiple client devices to tune to the respective additional multicast streams assigned to the group of multiple client devices that includes the different client device that submitted the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tyrone Nakahara, Stella Loh
  • Patent number: 10728357
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for caching data. The method includes: a controller calculates a local caching gain of first content for each forwarding device on the first content delivery path, wherein a local caching gain of the first content of an ith forwarding device is generated by calculation according to a first parameter and a popularity of the first content, and the first parameter is used for identifying bandwidth consumed by transmitting the first content between the ith forwarding device and the server. The controller obtains a first caching gain, wherein the first caching gain is a maximum value of local caching gains of all forwarding devices on the first content delivery path. The controller sends the first caching gain to the server and sends the local caching gain of the first content to the ith forwarding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shucheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10728295
    Abstract: First type cache adapted to be arranged between a client terminal and at least one server, which: is configured to receive, from the client terminal, a request for a first representation of a segment of a multimedia content, said multimedia content being available in a plurality of representations, and comprises a module configured to send a response to the client terminal which comprises: one alternative representation of said segment, which is cached by said first type cache; first additional information preventing a second type cache—arranged between the first type cache and the client terminal—from caching the alternative representation of said response; and second additional information identifying the alternative representation of said response, allowing a further first type cache to cache said alternative representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital VC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Gouache, Remi Houdaille, Charline Taibi
  • Patent number: 10725833
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for clustering a set of data compute nodes (DCNs), which communicate with each other more frequently, on one or more host machines. The method groups together guest DCNs (GDCNs) that (1) execute on different host machines and (2) exchange network data among themselves more frequently, in order to reduce interhost network traffic. The more frequently-communicating GDCNs can be a set of GDCNs that implement a distributed application, GDCNs of a particular tier in a multi-tier network architecture (e.g., a web tier in a three-tier architecture), GDCNs that are dedicated to a particular tenant in a hosting system, or any other set of GDCNs that exchange data among each other regularly for a particular purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Xin Qi, Fenil Kavathia, Chidambareswaran Raman, Shadab Shah, Raju Koganty, Jingmin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10728596
    Abstract: Providing analysis of exposure of users to content without the use of personally identifiable information (PII) is described. Initially, first user activity data is obtained from a server associated with a collection service. The first user activity data comprises a first unique identifier (ID) deterministically created based on an Internet protocol (IP) address of a first entity using a first one-way function. Next, second user activity data is obtained from a service provider. The second user activity data comprises a second unique ID deterministically created based on PII of a second entity using a second one-way function. It is determined whether the first unique ID is the same as the second unique ID, and responsive to that determination, the first and second user activity data are continuously aggregated such that a trend is determined in real-time and analysis of the aggregated user activity data is performed and reported in compliance with mandated legal or policy privacy provisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Comscore, Inc
    Inventor: Michael A. Brown
  • Patent number: 10708378
    Abstract: A data processing method and apparatus, a server, and a controller, where the method includes receiving, by a server, a data processing request, where the data processing request includes a request sequence number, and the request sequence number marks the data processing request, generating at least one input/output (I/O) request according to the data processing request, adding the request sequence number to each of the at least one I/O request, merging the I/O requests having the request sequence number, and generating an aggregation instruction when a quantity of I/O requests having the request sequence number is greater than a preset threshold, and sending the aggregation instruction to a controller of a storage system. Hence, a time taken to perform monitoring and management using a transaction mechanism can be reduced, thereby simplifying the transaction mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Langbo Li
  • Patent number: 10708326
    Abstract: A method is provided for secure and direct delivery of digital media content directly from a content server to a casting digital media player. In the method, the digital media player is provided with a custom URL that contains concatenated information related to the IP address associate with the location of a key on a mobile device used to commence a casting session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Geetha Mangalore, Nicol C. P. So
  • Patent number: 10708166
    Abstract: A method and a first device (110) of a switched network (100), for managing data frames received, at a first port, from a second device (120) are disclosed. The first device (110) handles the first port and a second port for transfer of data frames between the first and second devices (110, 120). The first device (110) is addressable by a Media Access Control address, “MAC address”, associated with the first port. The first device (110) receives (201), from the second device (120), at least one data frame at the second port. The first device (110) sends (202), on the first port, a message including the MAC address associated with the first port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Per Helen, Clarence Ammervik, Johan Lindstrom
  • Patent number: 10701144
    Abstract: Dynamic discovery of peers or services in different networks, where few or no servers may be required for the discovering process, is provided. Broadcasting used for the peer or service discovery may serve to reduce centralized bottlenecks and may serve to increase scalability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Berkhahn, Daniel S. Lavine, Simon M. Leung, Eugene Michael Maximilien
  • Patent number: 10700990
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a management apparatus that includes a first processor configured to store first information on an access token indicating that a right to call an application programming interface exists and second information on the application programming interface in a memory, and execute an exchange for a different access token by using the first information and the second information stored in the memory; and a client apparatus that includes a second processor configured to provide the application programming interface or use the application programming interface by utilizing the exchange for the different access token by the management apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kosaku Kimura, Atsuji Sekiguchi, Yusuke Sasaki, Masaru Ueno, Shridhar Choudhary
  • Patent number: 10693824
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to electronic meeting management. A first attentiveness factor may be detected for a first user at a first time by a meeting management engine with respect to an electronic meeting. A second attentiveness factor may be detected for the first user at a second time by the meeting management engine with respect to the electronic meeting. The second time may be subsequent to the first time, and the second attentiveness factor may differ from the first attentiveness factor. A set of meeting data for the electronic meeting may be captured between the first time and the second time. Based on the set of meeting data, the meeting management engine may determine a set of content summary data for the electronic meeting between the first time and the second time in an automated fashion. The set of content summary data may be provided to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Asima Silva, Darian C. S. Springer
  • Patent number: 10686754
    Abstract: Embodiments for exchanging data information packets, by a processor device, include writing an Internet Protocol (IP) information unit received by a host node executing a Fibre Connection (FICON) software library to a transport layer by converting the IP information unit to FICON payload and placing the FICON payload into a shared memory space of the host node; and transmitting data including the IP information unit to a target node by accessing the FICON payload in the shared memory by a FICON adapter of the host node and transferring the FICON payload to the target node over a FICON network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph W. Dain, Karla J. Lehmann, Stefan Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10679132
    Abstract: An application recommending method includes acquiring a first behavior eigenvalue according to behavior data of a first user. It is determined that at least one second user from a user relationship chain of the first user according to the first behavior eigenvalue. The second user is on the user relationship chain of the first user. A degree of similarity between a second behavior eigenvalue and the first behavior eigenvalue is greater than a preset threshold, and the second behavior eigenvalue is a behavior eigenvalue of the second user. A to-be-recommended application for the first user on the basis of behavior data of the at least one second user is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Bing Li
  • Patent number: 10681105
    Abstract: An online system receives content (e.g. video content and/or audio content) from a content provider device to be appropriately transcoded and distributed to client devices for consumption. During the transcoding process, the online system decodes the content into an intermediate format, and. considers a variety of characteristics to decide the optimal set of content encodings for encoding the decoded content. Characteristics include source characteristics associated with the content provider device, social graph characteristics of the user of the online system that is using the content provider device, viewer characteristics associated with the client devices that request to access the content, and content characteristics. The online system encodes the content for each client device with appropriate encoders selected based on the optimal set of content encodings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mathieu R. Henaire, Amit Puntambekar, Minchuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10673971
    Abstract: Techniques are described for employing a queue service as an intermediary to communicate messages between separate networks. A first proxy service may access a request generated by a client device operating in a first network, the request initially indicating a destination that is a server device operating in a second network. The request may be an application level protocol request. The first proxy service may modify the request to include, as a destination, a queue maintained by a queue service that is accessible from the first and second networks. The first proxy service may enqueue the modified request in the queue. A second proxy service operating in the second network may retrieve the enqueued request and communicate the request to the server device. One or more responses generated by the server device may be enqueued in a queue by the second proxy service for delivery to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timur Melsovich Hindanov, Jonathan Joseph Bryak