Patents Examined by Fadi Haj Said
  • Patent number: 11431587
    Abstract: A method for bundling network functions as a single microservice in a cloud environment. A service deployment manager may acquire subscriber location information associated with a subscriber or a subscriber profile associated with the subscriber. Moreover, the service deployment manager may utilize the subscriber location information or the subscriber profile to select a cloud location. For example, the cloud location may be based on load, geographical proximity, service profile, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Chaoxin Qiu, Mark A. Ratcliffe, Min Lu, Eric Ashby, Arshad Khan
  • Patent number: 11405279
    Abstract: A method may include generating a set of instructions for a set of devices in software-defined network (SDN) to monitor a set of characteristics. The method may also include sending the set of instructions to the set of devices in the SDN via a control plane that is isolated from a packet forwarding path. The method may further include receiving monitor data via the control plane from at least one device of the set of devices in the SDN. The method may also include determining a change to a set of parameters of the SDN. The method may include generating a policy based on the change to the set of parameters of the SDN. The method may include sending the policy to the set of devices in the SDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Sandeep Bajaj
  • Patent number: 11381465
    Abstract: A network design apparatus, a network design method, and a network design processing program design a network configuration for a network in which a transfer apparatus is disposed at each of a plurality of communication hubs, and the communication hubs are connected via a link by a link portion apparatus in the transfer apparatus. In design of the network configuration, the optimal path candidates of each of the lines minimizing a total cost value in the overall network is calculated. In the calculation of the optimal path candidates of each of the lines, only a path candidate of each of the lines can be selected, and a combination candidate of link portion apparatuses for each of the links is derived uniquely from the selected path candidate of each of the lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erina Takeshita, Hideo Kawata, Shinichi Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 11381447
    Abstract: A method of dynamic staging in a client device includes: receiving, at the client device, a staging profile identifier definition; generating a staging profile identifier corresponding to one of a plurality of staging data files stored at a server, by: detecting a dynamic field in the staging profile identifier definition; retrieving a set of prompt definitions according to the dynamic field; presenting prompts via an output assembly of the client device according to the prompt definitions; receiving input data corresponding to the prompts via an input assembly of the client device; retrieving a selected parameter corresponding to the input data; and replacing the dynamic field with the selected parameter to generate the staging profile identifier; and retrieving the one of the plurality of staging data files by transmitting a request to the server including the staging profile identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Deepak Ayyagari, Allan Perry Herrod
  • Patent number: 11381466
    Abstract: With a network design apparatus, a network design method, and a network design processing program, a network configuration is designed for a network in which a transfer apparatus is disposed at each of a plurality of communication hubs and the communication hubs are connected via a link by a link portion apparatus in the transfer apparatus. In design of a network configuration, a threshold value of an inter-end delay and the number of redundant paths are calculated for each line on the basis of topology information, line information, and design parameter information. A path candidate set is calculated for each line on the basis of the threshold value of the inter-end delay and the number of redundant paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erina Takeshita, Hideo Kawata, Shinichi Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 11336520
    Abstract: With a network design apparatus, a network design method, and a network design processing program, a network configuration is designed for a network in which a transfer apparatus is disposed at each of a plurality of communication hubs and the communication hubs are connected via a link by a link portion apparatus in the transfer apparatus. In design of a network configuration, an optimal combination candidate of a link portion apparatus for each link for minimizing a total cost value in an overall network is calculated on the basis of a combination candidate set of link portion apparatuses. The combination candidate set of the link portion apparatuses is configured using only combination candidates with a cost-effectiveness indicating a ratio of a total capacity to a total cost value of the link portion apparatus higher than a predetermined reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erina Takeshita, Hideo Kawata, Shinichi Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 11316934
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure relates to a method for providing a service to a user equipment connected to a first operator network. The second operator network comprises a register containing subscription information of the user equipment. The method comprises a number of steps. One of these steps is receiving from the first operator network a service request of the user equipment, the service request being associated with the service. Another step is obtaining a service-deployment-specification for the second operator network comprising at least one network function associated with the service on the basis of the service request. Yet another step is converting the service-deployment-specification for the second operator network into a generic specification, the generic specification enabling execution of the at least one network function in the first operator network for providing the service to the user equipment. Yet another step is transmitting the generic specification to the first operator network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V., NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventors: Shuang Zhang, Adrianus Holtzer
  • Patent number: 11303683
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing distribution of online content by one or more processors are described. Content posted to an online channel is detected. The content is viewable by a first number of viewers. A maturity score for the content is calculated. If the calculated maturity score is above a predetermined threshold, the content is caused to be viewable by a second number of viewers. The second number is greater than the first number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Wilson, Shikhar Kwatra, Paul Krystek, Sarbajit Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11297146
    Abstract: A method for data transmission between subscribers in a transportation vehicle communication network of a transportation vehicle, wherein at least one subscriber of the transportation vehicle communication network is a transportation vehicle subscriber arranged in the transportation vehicle, wherein a subscriber of the transportation vehicle communication network forms or provides a notification manager of the transportation vehicle communication network, wherein a notifying subscriber of the transportation vehicle communication network transmits notification data to the notification manager, wherein the notification manager transmits at least one part of the notification data to at least one subscriber to be notified in the transportation vehicle communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick Bartsch, Patrick Lünnemann
  • Patent number: 11258804
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling access for a user equipment to at least one local device via an intermediary system that is configured to connect to a local network and to a public network. The user equipment is connected to the public network and the at least one local device is connected to the local network. The method comprises a number of steps in the intermediary system. One of these steps is storing one or more location conditions for access for the user equipment to the at least one local device. Another step is receiving first location information of the user equipment over the public network, the first location information indicating a location of the user equipment. Yet another step is controlling access for the user equipment to the at least one local device by verifying whether the first location information satisfies the one or more location conditions. The invention further relates to the intermediary system used in the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNG
    Inventors: Michael Schenk, Antonius Norp, Sander de Kievit, José Almodóvar Chico, Gerrit Schilt
  • Patent number: 11258877
    Abstract: The present technology relates to managing workload within a storage system. A quality of service parameter proposal associated with managing incoming network traffic is generated and provided to a plurality of nodes. The generated quality of service parameter proposal to manage the incoming network traffic is modified based on a response received from the nodes. The incoming network traffic is serviced using the data from the modified quality of service parameter proposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Sudha Sundaram, John Scott, Dean Kalman
  • Patent number: 11232863
    Abstract: The communication control unit of the external communication apparatus requests a communication connection to the server. When a communication connection with the server is established, the communication control unit acquires the server side definition file from the server. The updating unit of the external communication apparatus updates the client side definition file with the server side definition file acquired by the communication control unit. The communication control unit of the external communication apparatus is configured to upload the medical apparatus side data to the server based on the client side definition file. Further, the communication control unit of the external communication apparatus is configured to reject a connection request from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Otsuki, Masayoshi Tsuchinaga, Hodaka Kito
  • Patent number: 11206205
    Abstract: A stream processing system in a first zone of a telecommunication network may obtain at least one policy for processing trace data of virtual network functions (VNFs) in the first zone, and obtain the trace data of the VNFs from a data distribution platform of the telecommunication network, where the trace data is published in accordance with a topic to the data distribution platform by the VNFs, and where the stream processing system comprises a subscriber to the topic. The first stream processing system may additionally forward at least a first portion of the trace data to a second stream processing system of the telecommunication network in accordance with the at least one policy, where the first portion comprises less than all of the trace data, and where the second stream processing system is for a region of the telecommunication network that includes the first zone and a second zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gagan Raj Gupta, Pradeep Kunjunny
  • Patent number: 11188446
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method for inventory tracking and management in a cloud environment. The method comprises maintaining a plurality of on demand computing resources in the cloud environment. The computing resources include one or more cloud applications. The method further comprises creating a job-specific device by flexibly configuring an end user device connected to the cloud environment to execute a specific job, and tracking and managing usage of the job-specific device utilizing at least one of the computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ALTEROS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert T. Green, III, Brian K. Fair, Jacquelynn A. Green
  • Patent number: 11184235
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for “direct mode” (in-band) performance loss measurement in computer networks where packet loss is measured directly in the data plane using techniques based on ECMP paths. Counters on each of an ingress node and an egress node are configured by a network controller to count traffic for indicators associated with different equal-cost multi-path (ECMP) paths through a network between ingress and egress nodes. Each indicator is toggled on or off during a measurement interval during which traffic is measured by the traffic counters on the ingress and egress nodes for each ECMP path. The traffic counters (measured in bytes/packets) from the ingress and egress nodes are sent via event driven telemetry to the network controller for performance loss measurement determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Clarence Filsfils, Rakesh Gandhi, Zafar Ali
  • Patent number: 11165636
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is performed at a controller of a fabric that is connected to a first seed device in the fabric. The method includes obtaining a connectivity graph of the fabric including the first seed device. The method further includes causing the first seed device to send a first request to a first neighboring device in the connectivity graph via a first interface of the first seed device connectable to the first neighboring device. The method also includes assigning fabric component properties to devices in the fabric based at least in part on a first message from the first seed device, where the first seed device generates the first message based at least in part on a first response from the first neighboring device received via the first interface. The method additionally includes converting the first neighboring device to a second seed device in the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sanjay Kumar Hooda, Atri Indiresan, Jerish Sam David, Anand Pulicat Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 11153237
    Abstract: While displaying the conversation interface of an instant messaging conversation between a first user and a second user, a first client device receives a user request for generating a virtual-item-package. The first client device replaces display of the conversation interface with a virtual-item-package generation interface, including: if the request is for generating a media enhanced virtual-item-package, presenting an affordance for recording an audio and/or video message concurrently with one or more input fields for entering one or more virtual-item-package parameters in the virtual-item-package generation interface; and if the request is for generating a textual virtual-item-package, presenting a text input field for entering a textual message concurrently with the one or more input fields for entering the one or more virtual-item-package parameters, without concurrently presenting the affordance for recording an audio and/or video message in the virtual-item-package generation interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ying Peng, Jingjing Yang, Yangzhou Deng, Chong Wang, Yumiao Zhang, Xingxing Dai, Zhenquan Wu, Shan Chen
  • Patent number: 11153177
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for preparing a multi-stage framework for artificial intelligence (AI) analysis. In use, a first set of monitoring rules used by at least one network entity of a communication network is defined. First event log data of first network activity is collected based on the first monitoring rules, and at least one first network situation is defined. Additionally, at least one first AI model is computed based on the first event log data and the at least one first network situation. A second set of monitoring rules used by the at least one network entity is defined. Second event log data of the first network activity is collected based on the second monitoring rules. Further, at least one second AI model is computed based on the second event log data and the at least one first network situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Ofer Hermoni, Nimrod Sandlerman, Eyal Felstaine
  • Patent number: 11153215
    Abstract: An enterprise backend system may have inherent limits on a throughput of inbound messages. In one implementation, a message producer publishes messages to a message broker at a high throughput. A message consumer receives messages from the broker and throttles the throughput of messages shipped to an enterprise backend system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
    Inventors: Subhash Bavi, Dharmendra Gudimetla, Sai Kumar Reddy Kotha Venkata
  • Patent number: 11109202
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a mobile edge network-based intelligent routing service is provided. The intelligent routing service includes using default network devices to initially provide application services to end devices. The intelligent routing service further includes selecting and migrating the application services to a multi-layered mobile edge computing network when performance metrics associated with the application services are not satisfied. The intelligent routing service may determine whether performance metrics are satisfied based on performance metric information obtained from the serving nodes and the end devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Sagiv Draznin, Matthew W. Nelson