Patents Examined by Esther B Henderson
  • Patent number: 10320932
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to conveying state changes from an advertising node to one or more discovering nodes, wherein the advertising node may convey the state changes using small efficient low-level broadcast or multicast advertisements to trigger delivering larger structured data in a manner that may be conceptually similar to broadcasting or multicasting but actually delivered using point-to-point or other delivery mechanisms that may be more efficient and reliable. In particular, the advertising node may the convey state changes using broadcast messaging and a store-and-forward cache in a manner that removes bandwidth and/or size constraints that networks impose on multicast/broadcast datagrams while preserving benefits associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM CONNECTED EXPERIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Jack Profit, Gregory Burns, Craig Dowell
  • Patent number: 10320674
    Abstract: One embodiment includes using a bridge device in support of a kernel bridge infrastructure. The kernel bridge infrastructure is modified using netfilter hooks to prevent forwarding of broadcast packets between bridge ports and to set a source media access control (MAC) address of an egress packet to a corresponding MAC address of a virtual network interface card (vNIC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Stephan Benny
  • Patent number: 10320789
    Abstract: A method for interacting with one or more data resources is disclosed which decreases necessary user actions and improves security. In one embodiment, the method comprises detecting the selection of a desired action to fetch data, obtaining that data from a data source associated with the action, and displaying the data to a user for a display period. The method comprises automatically restoring the device to a prior state after the end of the display period, eliminating the need for the user to do so. In one embodiment, this also ensures that the data is no longer present on the device. In one embodiment, the method includes automatic logout for secure data sources, eliminating the need for the user to logout, and improving security of the data resource. In one embodiment, the method can also post data to a data resource more securely and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Actioneer, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Tribbensee, Thomas Hagan
  • Patent number: 10313433
    Abstract: A method for registering software systems in data-sharing sessions is provided. A set of data-sharing session definitions are stored in storage of a computer system, each of said data-sharing session definitions identifying a set of software system types permitted to participate in data-sharing sessions governed by the data-sharing session definition. A participant registration request is received from a first software system. A priority value is determined, via the computer system for the participant registration request, for each of a first subset of the data-sharing session definitions. The first software system is registered in one of the data-sharing sessions governed by one of the data-sharing session definitions selected at least partially based on the priority values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: THOUGHTWIRE HOLDINGS CORP.
    Inventors: Stephen Paul Owens, Michael Lorne Monteith
  • Patent number: 10303411
    Abstract: A method for capturing and outputting digital content is herein disclosed and enabled, the output system includes an information apparatus, a server, and a client device. The information apparatus includes at least a digital camera and a wireless communication module (e.g., IEEE 802.11 or Bluetooth). The server is accessible by the client device over a network. The information apparatus, using the digital camera, captures digital content and transmits, over the Internet and using the wireless communication module, the digital content to the server for storage. The server generates output data from at least part of the digital content stored at the server, and provides the generated output data from the server to the client device that has security or authentication information for accessing the server. The client device outputs or plays at least part of the digital content at an output device associated with the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: William Ho Chang, Christina Ying Liu
  • Patent number: 10305759
    Abstract: A network analytics controller in a computer network receives specification of a network analysis task. The controller creates maplets. Each maplet corresponds to an agent executing on a network node in the computer network. Each maplet specifies the network data collection configuration, collected data processing, and processed data reporting to be performed to support the network analysis task at the node executing the corresponding agent. The controller communicates the maplet corresponding to the agent over the computer network to each agent. Each agent receiving a maplet configures its corresponding network node for network data collection, collected data processing, and processed data reporting in accordance with the received maplet. Each agent receiving a maplet collects and processes network data, and reports the processed data to the controller, in accordance with the configuration. The controller aggregates, as the result of the network analysis task, the data reported from each agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ludwig Alexander Clemm, Yegnanarayanan Chandramouli, Saileshwar Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 10291702
    Abstract: The disclosed technology addresses the need in the art for synchronizing a content library between a content management system and client devices. Each content item in a user's content library is stored on the content management system and a record of each change to the content library is recorded in a content journal. A client device transmits a synchronization request that a portion of the content journal representing unsynchronized changes be processed to update the content library on the client device. The synchronization request includes a content library identifier and a content journal number identifying the content entry in the content journal last processed by the client device. Synchronization commands are sent based on the content entries not processed by the client device. Updated synchronization data representing the processed content entries is sent to the client device after synchronization is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventor: Drew Houston
  • Patent number: 10284487
    Abstract: A load balancer receives a sequence of requests for computing service and distributes the requests for computing service to a computing node in an ordered list of computing nodes until the computing node reaches its maximum allowable compute capability. Responsive to an indication that the computing node has reached its maximum allowable compute capability, the load balancer distributes subsequent requests for computing service to another computing node in the ordered list. If the computing node is the last computing node in the ordered list, the load balancer distributes a subsequent request for computing service to a computing node other than one of the computing nodes in the ordered list of computing nodes. If the computing node is not the last computing node in the ordered list, the load balancer distributes a subsequent request for computing service to another computing node in the ordered list of computing nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rami El-Charif, Sathyamangalam Ramaswamy Venkatramanan, Rema Hariharan, Varna Puvvada
  • Patent number: 10284686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of network data communication, and discloses a server, a client, a system and a method for preloading a browsed page in a browser. The server includes: a link extraction module configured to extract, from a currently browsed page on a client, links included in the page; a page downloading module configured to download pages corresponding to the links from websites; a page compression module configured to compress the downloaded pages to generate page compression packages corresponding to the links and store the page compression packages into a storage module; the storage module configured to store the page compression packages corresponding to the links; a communication transceiving module configured to receive a request transmitted by the client for loading a page of a link in the page currently browsed and transmit the page compression package corresponding to the link to be loaded to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Limited
    Inventor: Zhe Wen
  • Patent number: 10284652
    Abstract: A method for providing network-based content to an in-vehicle telematics system is shown and described. The method includes include establishing a communications link between communications electronics of the vehicle telematics system and a remote content management server in communication with a plurality of remote content providers. The method further includes using the communications link to communicate with the remote content management server using an application programming interface. The processing electronics receives content from the plurality of remote content providers via the application programming interface. The communication between the remote content management server and at least one of the plurality of remote content providers is conducted according to a protocol for which the vehicle telematics system does not have an interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBALTECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Brian L. Douthitt, Mark L. Zeinstra, David T. Dembinski, Kaloyan Tenchov
  • Patent number: 10284366
    Abstract: In existing mobile implementations, there is a disconnect between the mobile device accessing the network and the applicative services inasmuch as the entity responsible for network access, such as the VPN Gateway, differs from the entity governing access to applications, such as email servers and SharePoint repositories. Therefore existing solutions typically employ two authentication methods. Of these, the first may be used to authenticate the mobile device to the VPN Gateway, while the second may be used to authenticate the mobile device towards the applications server. In order to facilitate strong authentication it is often desired to utilize a mechanism that uses or combines two different factors, e.g. “something you have” (such as but not limited to a smart card) and “something you know” (such as but not limited to a password). Most currently available mobile devices offer limited options to connect external devices to them, rendering most “Something you have” solutions irrelevant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Yonathan Striem-Amit
  • Patent number: 10284523
    Abstract: Embodiments provide techniques and example network devices that can automatically establish a virtual secure connection, e.g., VPN Tunnel, between separate networks including home and/or business networks without requiring additional VPN type infrastructure. The network devices described herein can be configured over the Internet, and do not require that the purchaser or an end user perform extensive configuration in order to use them. The network devices as described herein can tunnel all traffic between the separate networks to which the devices are paired as though a remote connected device is a local device on the local network. Remote computer or other network-enabled devices associated with the remote connected device can use and be accessible to computer or other network-enabled resources on the local network as though the separate networks are a single contiguous network without regard to the operating environment of the respective networks or devices thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert James Silk
  • Patent number: 10284637
    Abstract: A computer processor allocates a service instance to a first resource of a resource pool, in which the service instance corresponds to performing a first task and for the service instance to continue to occupy the first resource subsequent to task completion, and determines the first resource to be idle. The first resource is returned to a resource pool, with the service instance occupying the first resource as a global standby service instance of a first service. In response to a request of a resource to perform a task from a second application, in which the request for the resource includes a global name associated with the first service of the global standby service instance, occupying the first resource returned to the resource pool, allocating from the resource pool, the first resource occupied by the global standby service instance, based on the global name associated with the first service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alicia E. Chin, Yonggang Hu, Jason T S Lam, Zhimin Lin, Ajith Shanmuganathan
  • Patent number: 10277539
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for receiving an input to send a first message as a first reply message to a message thread. One or more updates may be detected from a second message as a second reply message to the message thread in response to receiving the input to send the first message, wherein the second message may be received after the input to send the first message is received and before the first message is sent. Content may be detected in the first message that is unique to the message thread. A third message may be generated to replace the first reply message to the message thread, wherein the third message may include at least one update of the one or more updates from the second message and the content in the first message that is unique to the message thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Brunsen
  • Patent number: 10270706
    Abstract: A method for controlling the provisioning of a service associated with a customer order is disclosed. The method may comprise receiving, by a cloud infrastructure system, an order for a service from a plurality of service provided by the cloud infrastructure system, the cloud infrastructure system comprising one or more computing devices. Additionally, the method may comprise determining, by a computing device from the one or more computing devices, based upon a set of rules and system-related information, whether the order is to be forwarded for provisioning one or more resources for enabling the order. Then, based upon the determining, the method may forward the order for provisioning of the one or more resources or not forwarding the order for provisioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ramesh Vasudevan, Anjani Kalyan Prathipati, Pradeep Seetharam, Gopalan Arun
  • Patent number: 10270817
    Abstract: A server in a distributed environment includes a process that manages incoming client requests and selectively forwards service requests to other servers in the network. The server includes storage in which at least one forwarding queue is established. The server includes code for aggregating service requests in the forwarding queue and then selectively releasing the requests, or some of them, to another server. The queuing mechanism preferably is managed by metadata, which, for example, controls how many service requests may be placed in the queue, how long a given service request may remain in the queue, what action to take in response to a client request if the forwarding queue's capacity is reached, etc. In one embodiment, the server generates an estimate of a current load on an origin server (to which it is sending forwarding requests) and instantiates the forward request queuing when that current load is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Weihl, Gene Shekhtman
  • Patent number: 10270723
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can acquire a specified set of one or more entities associated with a user of a social networking system. A collection of content items provided by the specified set of one or more entities can be detected. One or more content items that are unread by the user can be identified out of the collection of content items. The one or more content items unread by the user can be sorted, in a chronological order, to produce a sorted set of one or more unread content items. An interface can be provided to the user for accessing the sorted set of one or more unread content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Matthew Marra, Michael Novati, Zhiqiu Kong
  • Patent number: 10268506
    Abstract: A distributed computing system comprising a plurality of nodes may be configured to receive a client request from at least one client device connected to the distributed computing system over a communication network. Each node of the plurality of nodes may be interlinked and configured to execute an action commit routine independently by broadcasting messages to each other and without electing a leader node. A node from the plurality of nodes may receive the client request and broadcast it to the other nodes. A subset of the plurality of nodes of the distributed computing system may execute the action responsive to having at least a number of nodes equal to a predetermined number of nodes going through the three portions of the action commit routine without a failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventor: Grigory Victorovich Demchenko
  • Patent number: 10263839
    Abstract: Methods and systems for remotely managing a switching device are provided. According to one embodiment the existence of a firewall security device within a network is automatically determined by a discovery module of a switching device. Upon determining the existence of the firewall security device, a command channel is established with the firewall security device by a communication module of the switching device. The switching device may then receive commands issued by the firewall security device through the command channel relating to configuration of one or more Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Li, Ting Liu
  • Patent number: 10261739
    Abstract: An output system for capturing and outputting digital content is herein disclosed and enabled. The output system includes an information apparatus (e.g., a digital capturing device or an internet appliance) for capturing digital content, a server application at a server over the Internet, and a client application at a client device for accessing the captured digital content. The information apparatus includes a wireless communication module (e.g., IEEE 802.11 or Bluetooth) for transmitting the captured digital content to the server. The server application generates output data from the captured digital content for sending to the client device for outputting or playing at least part of the output data at an output device associated with the client device. Receipt of the output data is dependent on the client application having provided security or authentication information and payment or subscription information to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: William Ho Chang, Christina Ying Liu