Patents Examined by Farzana B Huq
  • Patent number: 10419375
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for analyzing emotional responses to online interactions may include (1) identifying an online interaction of a user, (2) detecting an emotional response of the user to the online interaction by monitoring one or more emotional indicators of the user during the online interaction and determining, based on an evaluation of the one or more emotional indicators, that the emotional response of the user is outside an expected range, and (3) performing a security action in response to determining that the user's emotional response is outside the expected range. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Ilya Sokolov, Keith Newstadt
  • Patent number: 10404624
    Abstract: A system for lossless switching of traffic in a network device may be implemented when a network switch is integrated into a gateway device, or with any other data source. A processor of the gateway device may receive queue depth information for queues of the network switch. The processor may prevent data from being transmitted to congested queues of the network switch, while allowing data to be transmitted to uncongested queues. In this manner, data loss can be avoided through the network switch for data sourced from the gateway device, such as audio-video data retrieved from a hard drive, audio-video data received from a tuner, etc. Furthermore, re-transmission at higher layers can be reduced. Since the subject system observes congestion for each individual queue, only traffic destined to that particular, congested, queue is affected, e.g. paused. Traffic to non-congested queues is not affected, regardless of traffic class or egress port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Predrag Kostic, Darren Duane Neuman, David Wu, Anand Tongle, Rajesh Shankarrao Mamidwar, Milomir Aleksic
  • Patent number: 10397405
    Abstract: A method for providing content via a computer network and computing device, which may include: storing data associated with and indicative of a plurality of presentations; receiving a request to host an audio presentation; receiving and storing data associated with the requested audio presentation; initiating and recording one or more telephone calls; and, presenting at least a portion of the stored data for selection by the computing device; wherein, selection causes the stored data indicative of the selected audio/visual or audio presentation to be provided to the computing device for playback thereby via the computer network. The method may include storing data associated with and indicative of a first plurality of presentations; storing data associated with a plurality of second presentation feeds: automatically and periodically accessing each of the feeds; and aggregating each of the presentations for delivery via the computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Uniloc 2017 LLC
    Inventor: Tod C. Turner
  • Patent number: 10382305
    Abstract: Embodiments apply a set of sequenced instructions to connect to a network through a captive portal. A computing device detects a network access point and obtains the instruction set corresponding to the network access point. The instruction set is derived by a cloud service from crowdsourced data describing interactions between mobile computing devices and the network access point. Applying the instruction set includes performing actions such as navigating web pages to accept terms and conditions, provide user or device information, and more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Shabbir Alam, Javier Flores Assad, Nicholas A. Banks, Piyush Goyal, James Christopher Gray, Shai Guday, Thomas W. Kuehnel, Triptpal Singh Lamba, David Neil MacDonald, Darya Mazandarany, Sidharth Uday Nabar, Christopher R. Rice, Saumaya Sharma, Douglas E. Stamper
  • Patent number: 10374980
    Abstract: A network where FC and Ethernet storage traffic share the underlying network. The network extends FC SAN storage specific attributes to Ethernet storage devices. The network is preferably formed of FC switches, so each edge switch acts as an FCoE FCF, with internal communications done using FC. IP packets are encapsulated in FC packets for transport. Preferably, either each outward facing switch port can be configured as an Ethernet or FC port, so devices can be connected as desired. FCoE devices connected to the network are in particular virtual LANs (VLANs). The name server database is extended to include VLAN information for the device and the zoning database has automatic FCOE_VLAN zones added to provide a mechanism for enhanced soft and hard zoning. Zoning is performed with the conventional zoning restrictions enhanced by including the factor that any FCoE devices must be in the same VLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Jesse Willeke, Kiran Sangappa Shirol, Chandra Mohan Konchada
  • Patent number: 10366135
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for delivering an interactively updated application to a browser without requiring end users to install software locally are provided. Browser capabilities are detected. Bi-directional communication is established between a browser and server based on the capabilities. Representations of images are streamed to the browser. Human input device events associated with the representations are received. The representations are interactively updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Juan David Narvaez
  • Patent number: 10367905
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for providing secure transaction functionality embedded into host applications executing on transaction client devices, using an integration framework and user interfaces. A transaction server may be configured to receive initial transaction sender and receiver data from an integrated software component executing within a host software application on a transaction client device. After receiving the initial transaction sender and receiver data from the integrated software component, the transaction server may determine transaction sender and transaction recipient locations, and may select a particular transaction user interface based on the sender and recipient location data. Particular transaction user interface also may be determined based on specific host applications. After determining the particular transaction user interface, the interface may be transmitted to the transaction client device, for example, via a content delivery network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Western Union Company
    Inventors: Vijaya Kouru, Sanjay Saraf
  • Patent number: 10362074
    Abstract: An embodiment method includes receiving, by a notification service running on a processor, a notification from a first component of a push-to-talk (PTT) platform. The notification is for transmission to a PTT client. The method further includes determining, by the notification service, an access transport type used by the PTT client to communicate with the PTT platform, and selecting, by the notification service, a second component to transmit the notification to the PTT client. Selecting the second component is in accordance with the access transport type used by the PTT client. The method further includes transmitting, by the notification service, the notification to the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KODIAK NETWORKS, INC
    Inventors: Krishnakant M. Patel, Harisha Mahabaleshwara Negalaguli, Brahmananda R. Vempati, Ramu Kandula
  • Patent number: 10356040
    Abstract: A virtual private router (VPR) intercepts DNS requests and returns a pseudo IP address to the requesting application and the pseudo IP address is mapped to a domain name in the request. Requests for content including the pseudo IP address are modified to include the corresponding domain name and transmitted to an intermediary server, which resolves the domain name to a real IP address and forwards the content request. The content is received by the intermediary server, which returns it to the requesting application, such as by way of the VPR. Real IP addresses may be returned by the intermediary server such that subsequent content requests to the domain name may bypass the intermediary server. Requests for certain domains, ports, and/or protocols may bypass the intermediary server such that the VPR resolves the domain names to real IP addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ANCHORFREE INC.
    Inventors: Eugene Lapidous, Maxim Molchanov, Eduardo Moura Panisset
  • Patent number: 10342398
    Abstract: The invention provides a plurality of display devices such as hand dryers, each with a programmed computer display, and all communicating to a central location via a high speed link system. A display screen is mounted to each of the hand dryers and viewable by a user while drying the user's hands. A processor is located within the housing and is in signal-communication with the display screen. The high-speed link system is in signal-communication with each processor and an external data source, wherein the data source communicates with the processor to change the image displayed on the display screen. Sensors communicate ambient conditions outside of the display screen to a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Modocast, LLC
    Inventors: Brian S. Jolin, Dominic J. Scandinaro, Cosmin D. Miclea, Renzo Francesco Giuliano Ruiz, Kristine M. Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10341188
    Abstract: A service description may be used in network virtualization in order to specify requirements of an application. In order to provide network virtualization for generic networking components, including legacy networking components, the service description is mapped to a logical network implementation and then subsequently mapped to a physical implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xingjun Chu, Guoli Yin, Yapeng Wu, Tao Wan, Peter Ashwood-Smith, Yinfeng Henry Yu, Khaldoon Al-Zoubi
  • Patent number: 10341234
    Abstract: A method, system, and computing device configured for invoking software application methods of remote JAVA objects are provided. Therein, a client sends at least one remote JAVA application object request to at least one of a plurality of JAVA application server instances. A software defined network (SDN) application located in the network path between the client and the plurality of JAVA application server instances receives the remote JAVA application object request, and forwards the remote JAVA application object request to the plurality of JAVA application server instances. Then, the SDN application generates at least one remote JAVA application object pool based on object references in response to the at least one forwarded remote JAVA application object request. When the SDN application receives a JAVA application method invocation request sent it delegates the remote JAVA application method invocation request to one or more of the plurality of JAVA application server instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eshed Gal-Or, Hayim Porat
  • Patent number: 10310889
    Abstract: A data statistics service provides functionality for asynchronously generating statistical information, such as data distributions, for sets of data. The statistical information can be generated asynchronously using computing resources, such as virtual machine (VM) instances, that are selected based upon availability. Processing agents executing on the VM instances can be started and stopped at will, also based upon the availability of the computing resources. An application programming interface (API) can be exposed to enable other network services to access the statistical information, to provide statistical information, and to provide access metadata describing the frequency of access to the data or patterns of access to the data. The access metadata can be utilized to focus the processing performed by the processing agents on particular sets of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrea Olgiati
  • Patent number: 10313282
    Abstract: A middleware messaging system hosted on a telecommunications network computer system is configured to route messages between a message queue (MQ) messaging system of a customer information system (CIS) and a point-to-point messaging system of a service control point management system (SCPMS). The middleware messaging system includes configurable components comprising a plurality of service delivery platform (SDP) consumers and SDP producers, where a status of the configuration components is dynamically changed by at least one of a configuration file, table entries in a database, or a management web page, and where the middleware messaging system is configured to receive a failover message from the backup node indicating a second instance of the telecommunication application is hosted on the backup node; determine messages pending a response from the first instance of the telecommunication application; and transmit the messages to the second instance of the telecommunication application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Nathan D. Canady, Anthony E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10277863
    Abstract: A camera unit includes: an image sensor; a circuit board in which a signal processor circuit to process an output signal of the image sensor is formed; a cable including at least a signal conductor element and a ground conductor element and connected at one end to the circuit board; a metal housing component to accommodate the image sensor and the circuit board therein; and a metal component disposed at the end of the cable and connected to the ground conductor element. The ground conductor element is connected to both a ground terminal of the circuit board and the metal housing component in a vicinity of the end of the cable where the cable is connected to the circuit board. The ground conductor element is connected to the metal housing component through the metal component in the vicinity of the end of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Maekawa, Norihiko Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10275412
    Abstract: A method and system for optimizing replication in a distributed network is described. The instant invention allows for determining existing cluster topology of the network by one or more router(s) device(s) operating in the network, identifying and optimizing a data replication stream/service in use in network, by said router(s); determining a routing scheme based on the cluster topology by the router routing data packets though said network based on said routing scheme and applying predefined policy to a predefined set of router(s) corresponding to identified data replication stream by the router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Prasanna Venkatesh Ramamurthi
  • Patent number: 10270820
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for streaming an impromptu community are described herein. In one example, a system for streaming impromptu communities includes a data storage device, a community analyzer, and a publisher. In an example, the data storage device can store a number of incoming data sets, wherein each data set identifies a time and location for the origin of the data, a media instance, and an identification of an origin device or origin user. In an example, the community analyzer can operate from the data storage device to use a processor in order to calculate an IC boundary and generate an impromptu community (IC) indicator based on the proximity and temporality of the number of incoming data sets. In an example, the processor can modify the number of data sets to include the IC indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gina D. Venolia, John C. Tang, Kori Inkpen, William A. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10257476
    Abstract: Monitoring system of person coming to entrance comprises camera for capturing image of the person and recorder for the captured image, the system informing the person of the image recordation for deterring a crime in bad visit case or making polite notice in goodwill visit case. Unlock system has an intercom for visitor to request unlock and a self unlock operating portion for resident. If unlock done through intercom with acquaintance confirmed, polite notice is preferred, whereas “note record” is added to the image record in case of intercom unlock with unacquainted assumed. If unlock done by resident, the information and the image recordation are withheld. If entrance in a group detected, “note record” is added to the image record in case bad person successively follows goodwill person duly unlocking entrance. Privacy of acquaintance visitor image is protected by password. “Note record” is added to image record without voice message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10250757
    Abstract: A system and method for providing multi-services within a communication network according to various exemplary embodiments can include storing, in a database of a computer, user-defined sets of rules and instructions for providing multi-services to end user devices connected to a communication network comprising a Hybrid Fiber-Wireless (HFW) network having policy management capabilities. The system and method can receive, at one or more processors, the user-defined sets of rules and instructions from a plurality of end users via a plurality of end user devices. The system and method can configure a virtual network for each end user within the communication network using the policy management capabilities based on the user-defined sets of rules and instructions provided by each end user. The user-defined sets of rules and instructions define provisioning and delivery of resources and services provided by the communication network to the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INCNETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Jesse E. Russell
  • Patent number: 10250550
    Abstract: A social message monitoring method is implemented by receiving, from a social network server, a social message, and obtaining a theme probability vector of the social message, comparing the theme probability vector of the social message with a theme probability vector of each representative message to obtain a theme similarity, and acquiring a similarity between the social message and each representative message according to the theme similarity, and saving the social message in a message class that contains a representative message most similar to the social message, and outputting the message class to a social network client when a quantity of social messages in the message class reaches a first threshold or themes of social messages in the message class are consistent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Chen, Xiangmin Zhou, Xiuqiang He