Patents Examined by Emmanuel L. Moise
  • Patent number: 9473565
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed to transmit arbitrarily large data units for transaction processing in a networked environment. A request is received to store a data unit of a size exceeding an allocated memory address space of a transaction gateway component of the networked environment. A predefined store function, provided by a repository interface component, is invoked to store the data unit to a data repository component of the networked environment and without segmenting the data unit. A repository handle of the stored data unit is identified. A predefined load function, provided by the repository interface component, is invoked to load a portion of the stored data unit, based on the identified repository handle, where the portion is smaller than the stored data unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David A. Cameron, Shyh-Mei F. Ho, Jenny C. Hung, Jack C. Yuan
  • Patent number: 9413703
    Abstract: Web-based email systems are enabled to synchronize conversations and conversation properties. Conversations are enumerated to new clients providing folder-specific and global conversation information. After receiving the initial conversation information, clients maintain a conversation state, which is used in updating clients from a web service store through a conversation synchronization command employing an internal application programming interface within the email service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Tousignant, Manish Garg, Sridhar Raman
  • Patent number: 9396458
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for controlling content distribution includes forwarding information associated with a user to a device operated by the user, the information being configured for use in selecting content from any of multiple content providers for a content distribution to the user. The method includes receiving, in response to the information, an edit of the information forwarded from the device. The edit identifies a first content provider and including a first modification of the content distribution regarding the first content provider. The method includes storing the edit in association with the information such that the first modification is taken into account in the content distribution. The method can be implemented using a computer program product tangibly embodied in a computer-readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Aitan Weinberg, Rajas Moonka, Brad H. Bender, Brian Axe, Oren E. Zamir, Gregor Hochmuth
  • Patent number: 9391855
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a cloud management system which utilizes both technical and business metrics to achieve operational efficiencies. The systems and methods can be used to provide an elastic infrastructure model for an emergency notifications system which delivers near infinite scale with guaranteed near 100% uptime. In an embodiment, a mass recipient emulator can be utilized for testing of the notifications system with actual phone call or message exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Everbridge, Inc.
    Inventors: Imad Mouline, William Ryan Breen
  • Patent number: 9384021
    Abstract: In accordance with the present disclosure, a system and method are herein disclosed for providing a virtualization aware server maintenance mode. In one embodiment, an event is triggered in when a system action request is received by an information handling system. The event is processed and the hypervisor is placed in maintenance mode. The virtualization manager is notified that the mode of the hypervisor has changed and the virtualization manager stores the information associated with the mode status change. The virtualization manager may also notify other remote access consoles or virtualization managers of the mode status change of the hypervisor. A maintenance mode lock may be acquired when the hypervisor is placed in maintenance mode and released after the system action has been processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Karthik Sethuramalingam, Rajashekkar T. Hamasagar, Sridhar Chakravarthy, Eric Kuzmack
  • Patent number: 9386093
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for peer-to-peer file sharing is provided. In some embodiments, the method includes receiving a request for a list of neighbor peers, where the request is made by a requesting peer device, and where the requesting peer device has a local internet service provider (ISP). The method may also include employing a server device to rank each neighbor peer in a plurality of neighbor peers based on whether the respective neighbor peer is external to the local ISP, and if the respective neighbor peer is external to the ISP, further based on a cost metric associated with a next ISP hop from the requesting peer device to the respective neighbor peer. The method may also include generating the list of neighbor peers based on the ranking of the neighbor peers, and enabling transmission of the list of neighbor peers to the requesting peer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Volker Hilt, Ivica Rimac, Srinivasan Seetharaman
  • Patent number: 9374411
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for recommending content for users. A user is associated with a user preferred character that is represented in a first network content. A library is referenced to identify a recommended character based at least upon the user preferred character, the recommended character being represented in a second network content, the library associating the preferred character to the recommended character according to a relationship score. A recommendation is sent for presentation of the second network content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeromey Russell Goetz
  • Patent number: 9374243
    Abstract: Usage of shared resources can be managed by enabling users to obtain different types of guarantees at different times for various types and/or levels of resource capacity. A user can select to have an amount or rate of capacity dedicated to that user. A user can also select reserved capacity for at least a portion of the requests, tasks, or program execution for that user, where the user has priority to that capacity but other users can utilize the excess capacity during other periods. Users can alternatively specify to use the excess capacity or other variable, non-guaranteed capacity. The capacity can be for any appropriate functional aspect of a resource, such as computational capacity, throughput, latency, bandwidth, and storage. Users can submit bids for various types and combinations of excess capacity, and winning bids can receive dedicated use of the excess capacity for at least a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tate Andrew Certain, Sachin Jain, Bradley E. Marshall, Nicholas J. Maniscalco, Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, Matthew S. Garman
  • Patent number: 9370032
    Abstract: A service processing method and apparatus based on Android system are provided in the embodiments of the present invention. The technical solutions in the embodiments of the present invention enable the Android platform to support more PDPs other than one PDP by creating corresponding PDP based on the service type of a specific service, therefore avoiding the complicated procedure during which when the current Android platform is processing services and one pending service type can not be processed by an active PDP, interrupting the service in the processing and deactivating the current PDP, reestablishing a new PDP to process service and recovering the former PDP after processing the service, and therefore the parallel processing capability for various services in the Android system is achieved and the user experience is greatly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiyou Li
  • Patent number: 9363303
    Abstract: The transmission of multiple copies of data to other computing devices is optimized by minimizing the number of copies of such data transmitted through an expensive portion of the network. A store-and-forward methodology is utilized to transmit only a single copy through the expensive portion and the data is subsequently forked into multiple copies directed to multiple destination computing devices. Computing devices that are not intended destinations can be conscripted as intermediate computing devices, if appropriate to minimize copies of the data transmitted through an expensive portion. Additionally, accommodation can be made for data that is intolerant of out-of-order delivery by utilizing adaptive protocols that avoid mechanisms that may result in out-of-order delivery for data intolerant of such and by utilizing packet sorting at data convergence points to reorder the data. Different protocol settings can be utilized to transmit data across different portions of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Maltz, David T. Harper, III, Douglas Christopher Burger
  • Patent number: 9361626
    Abstract: Implementations include receiving a first image that displays context of an event, the first image being received during the event, receiving a first identifier associated with a first attendee, the first identifier being associated with a user profile in a computer-implemented social networking service and being determined based on processing of the first image to detect a presence of the first attendee in the first image, determining, based on the first identifier, that the first attendee is a contact of a user within the social networking service, populating an event social circle to include the first attendee, the event social circle being associated with the user and defining a distribution for digital content generated by the user within the social networking service, receiving digital content generated by a computing device of the user, and distributing the digital content based on the event social circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Garcia-Barrio, Keith S. Kiyohara
  • Patent number: 9361652
    Abstract: A user interface in a social networking system enables users to connect to and interact with each other using a third-party communication service, such as a VoIP or video chat service. A user initiates an interaction with another user in the social networking system, which passes the users' information to the third-party communication service provider to allow it to provide the requested service. The social networking system may pass an encrypted identifier for the users so that the third-party communication service does not have access to the real identities of the social networking system's users. A user of the social networking system may use this process to video conference with users of the third-party communication service, rather than just other users of the social networking system, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Philip Ti-Fei Su
  • Patent number: 9344320
    Abstract: A reverse network tracing mechanism is described. In an embodiment, a network information request is received that is addressed to a predetermined destination. It is determined that the network information request has an expired timer and a message is returned indicating that a return network path routing procedure has been initiated. After determining that the network information request has an unexpired timer, contents of the network information request are modified to enable identification of at least a portion of the return path from the predetermined destination to a source address of the network information request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Volkman, Richard H. Galliher, III, Thomas Bradley Scholl
  • Patent number: 9342820
    Abstract: The invention proposes a method for managing email attachments in an email application, said method used, on opening an attachment using an editing application defined based on the nature of said attachment, to edit a copy of said attachment and to save the modifications made to said copy as a modified version of said attachment, said method also allowing a logical link to be created between the modified version and the email, said logical link being used to attach said modified version to said email as a modified attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Bruno Vidalenc, Laurent Ciavaglia
  • Patent number: 9338410
    Abstract: Method, device, and storage medium for logging on to a network that provides a streaming service for content pertaining to video cameras located at customers' premises; attempting to receive streaming content from a video camera located at a customer's premises based on one of a request to open a port on a routing device located at the customer's premises or a request to open a pinhole on a routing device located at a location remote to the customer's premises; and determining whether a success or a failure occurred as to receiving the streaming content from the video camera located at the customer's premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Lan Lu Pham, Peter J. Swamidas, Vivekanand C. Pachaiyappan, Yohan Rajan
  • Patent number: 9338226
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a system architecture, application model and methods to write Big Data programs using actor systems and asynchronous messaging middleware akka and scala language. The system comprises an actor network connected to a cloud network and to a distributed virtual machine (DVM) network. The actors are connected respectively to the DVMs based on a predefined protocol. A scheduler is provided to schedule the resources to an actor in the actor network. A stop and start mechanism is provided to change a connection between the actors and the DVMs. The system server sends a message to the actor to disconnect an actor connected to one DVM and to connect the actor to another DVM based on a load of a process agent present in each DVM to balance a load on the actor. The system server adds three fundamental operations over actor systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventors: Fred Korangy, Hamed Ghasemzadeh, Mohsen Arjmandi, Reza Azmi
  • Patent number: 9324058
    Abstract: Creating and managing an editable cache of unsent message fragments during conversations using real-time messaging systems (such as instant messaging, text messaging, chat sessions, and so forth). Using this cache, a user participating in a real-time messaging conversation can cache at least one message fragment, and can then recall selected fragments for review and/or editing (as desired by the particular user) before sending to other conversation participants. Preferably, any unsent message fragment from the cache can be sent, upon request of the user, through a mouse click or keystroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Selcuk S. Eren, Brian J. Jaeger, Douglas A. Law, Paul A. Roberts, Shawn K. Sremaniak
  • Patent number: 9317857
    Abstract: A system and machine-implemented method for providing engagement enhancing content to a user with minimal interference with activities performed by the user at a website including receiving an indication of an event at a website, wherein the event represents the user actively interacting with the content at the website, suspending the provision of one or more engagement enhancing content to the user in response to receiving the indication of the event, wherein the engagement enhancing content is configured to encourage user interaction with the website, receiving an indication of a second event at the website, wherein the second event corresponds to the user no longer actively interacting with content at the website and resuming provision of the one or more engagement enhancing content to the user in response to receiving an indication of the second event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Terleski, Gregory Matthew Marra, Bradley Horowitz
  • Patent number: 9313246
    Abstract: A STUN message is received at a router device in a network from a client device in the network along a network path. The STUN message is evaluated for information that indicates to the router device to modify media that is subsequently sent along the network path. If the evaluating indicates that the router device is to modify the media, the media is modified in accordance with information in the STUN message that indicates attributes of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Wegger, Geir Sandbakken, Greg Hakonsen, Rahul Patel
  • Patent number: 9313152
    Abstract: A real-time messaging platform and method are disclosed which suggests messages and accounts from the real-time messaging platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilad Mishne, Pradhuman Jhala, Anand Madhavan, Florian Thomas Leibert