Patents Examined by Greg C. Bengzon
  • Patent number: 11223537
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer readable mediums for executing scripts within migrated hosts. The system enables a user to generate a task to execute a script on a host after the host has been migrated from a first data center to a second data center. This task may identify the host using a first ID of the host on the first data center. The host may be migrated to the second data center, with the host being identified on the second data center using a second ID. The system stores a correlation between the first ID and the second ID of the host. The system utilizes the second ID to retrieve a third ID for communicating with the host on the second data center to cause the host to execute the script on the second data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ankit Jain, Sumeet Parmar, Ashwini Kulkarni, Swanand Vaidya
  • Patent number: 11196695
    Abstract: A computer-implemented document management method is discussed. The method includes displaying in a messaging application a plurality of folders for storing electronic mail messages, analyzing content one or more of the electronic mail messages to locate identifiers associated with matters in a document management system, and generating a user-selectable object that, when selected, automatically causes the generation of a document management display for a user of the messaging application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Fish & Richardson P.C.
    Inventors: G. Roger Lee, Son Nguyen, Beau F. Mersereau, John A. Dragseth
  • Patent number: 11165844
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for providing data to a streaming application by an electronic device in an adaptive streaming service comprises the operations of: determining a data provision time interval, that is, the time interval during which each of multiple pieces of data constituting a streaming content is provided to a streaming application through a proxy module; downloading first data, which is a part of the streaming content, from an external apparatus and storing the same; and when the streaming application requests the first data, providing the stored first data to the streaming application through the proxy module on the basis of the determined data provision time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daekyu Choi, Dojun Byun, Sinseok Seo
  • Patent number: 11159613
    Abstract: A high-performance distributed ledger and transaction computing network fabric over which large numbers of transactions (involving the transformation, conversion or transfer of information or value) are processed concurrently in a scalable, reliable, secure and efficient manner. In one embodiment, the computing network fabric or “core” is configured to support a distributed blockchain network that organizes data in a manner that allows communication, processing and storage of blocks of the chain to be performed concurrently, with little synchronization, at very high performance and low latency, even when the transactions themselves originate from distant sources. This data organization relies on segmenting a transaction space within autonomous but cooperating computing nodes that are configured as a processing mesh. According to an aspect of this disclosure, the CDN edge network is then used to deliver receipts associated with transactions that are processed into the blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Carver, Andrew F. Champagne
  • Patent number: 11146520
    Abstract: Implementations relate to sharing images and image albums over a communication network. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method includes determining that a shared album data structure is accessible by a device and includes references to album images. The device determines one or more suggested images from a collection of stored images associated with a user, based on determining sharing scores for the stored images. The sharing scores are based on comparing one or more characteristics of the stored images to one or more corresponding characteristics of the album images. The method includes causing display of the one or more suggested images by the device, receiving a selection of at least one selected image of the suggested images based on received user input, and causing an update of the shared album data structure with the at least one selected image to be accessible over a communication network by recipient users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Lieb, James Gallagher, Kedar Jayant Kanitkar, Teresa Ko, Loren Puchalla Fiore, Jason Chang, Nan Wang, Jingyu Cui, Shengyang Dai
  • Patent number: 11128595
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the disclosure are directed to customized communication monitoring and alerts using a high-level programming interface. According to a specific example, a data communication server provides a database with data communication features available to remotely-situated client entities. The data communication server is configured to provide to the client entities, a set of instructions written in a first programming language that defines a message exchange protocol. The data communication server is further configured to receive from each client entity, client-specific sets of control data written in a second programming language that is compatible with the first programming language. The data communication server may monitor an operating state of each of the virtual office features provided to the client entity based on received event data, and generate alerts to end-users of the client entity according to the event data satisfying a set of criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhishen Liu
  • Patent number: 11108717
    Abstract: A method of operating a messaging platform, including: obtaining, for a first profile of the messaging platform, a trending entity within a first topic of interest to the first profile; accessing a first plurality of messages classified as the first topic of interest; retrieving a subset of the first plurality of messages corresponding to the trending entity; and sending content associated with the subset for display to a user of the first profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Rion Langley Snow, Gilad Avraham Mishne
  • Patent number: 11100471
    Abstract: An electronic mail wrong transmission determination apparatus includes: a feature information creation unit which creates feature information related to contents of an electronic mail that is a transmission object; an accumulation unit which accumulates feature information related to contents of a transmitted electronic mail and a destination of the transmitted electronic mail in association with each other; a destination candidate selection unit which selects destination candidates that are similar in appearance to a destination of the electronic mail that is the transmission object, from destinations of transmitted electronic mails; a similarity model creation unit which creates a similarity model for each destination accumulated in the accumulation unit based on the feature information accumulated in the accumulation unit in association with the destination and based on the feature information accumulated in the accumulation unit in association with other destinations that differ from the destination; wher
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SOLITON SYSTEMS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomohito Saito, Nobuo Kamata
  • Patent number: 11095502
    Abstract: A device commissioning system includes a terminal device, a data communication network, and a network controller. The terminal devices selects a device type of a component configured to operate in a control system, and outputs a device activation signal that requests a configuration file for commissioning the component according to a selected device type. The communication network is remotely located from the component and stores configuration files for commissioning different types of components. The network controller receives the device activation signal indicating a request to commission the component according to the selected device type and establishes a secure data link to deliver the configuration file in response to the device activation signal. The component receives the configuration file corresponding to the selected device type, and installs the configuration file to commission operation as the selected device type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Oliver Alexander Gesch, Aditya Swami, Luis C. Encinas Carreno, Markus Mueller, David Ginsberg, Richard Buddelmann
  • Patent number: 11057337
    Abstract: A content distribution facilitation system is described comprising configured servers and a network interface configured to interface with a plurality of terminals in a client server relationship and optionally with a cloud-based storage system. A request from a first source for content comprising content criteria is received, the content criteria comprising content subject matter. At least a portion of the content request content criteria is transmitted to a selected content contributor. If recorded content is received from the first content contributor, the first source is provided with access to the received recorded content. The recorded content may be transmitted via one or more networks to one or more destination devices. Optionally, a voice analysis and/or facial recognition engine are utilized to determine if the recorded content is from the first content contributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Greenfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn David Green, Daniel Brian Kirschner
  • Patent number: 11057263
    Abstract: The current document is directed to methods and systems that efficiently distribute virtual-machine images (“VM images”) among servers within large, distributed-computer-system-implemented IAAS platforms to facilitate temporally and computationally efficient instantiation of virtual machines within the servers. In implementations discussed below, VM images are stored in a distributed fashion throughout one or more distributed computing systems, using several different VM-image-distribution models, in order to balance computational-resource usage, temporal constraints, and other factors and considerations related to VM-image distribution and VM instantiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Mihnea Olteanu, Bharath Siravara, Marius Popa, Xin Yao, Vui Chiap Lam
  • Patent number: 11038994
    Abstract: A technique for Transport Protocol, TP, selection and setup of a connection between a client and a server is disclosed. An exemplary method aspect (in the client), comprises the steps of preparing a session setup message comprising: i) setup information for at least one candidate TP, and ii) a preference order for setup of the at least one TP; transmitting the prepared session setup message towards the server; and receiving, in response to the transmitted session setup message, a setup response message comprising setup information pertaining exclusively to one TP selected for the connection. A further method aspect (in the server) comprises the steps of receiving the session setup message; selecting, depending on availability of the candidate TPs, the most preferred TP on the basis of the preference order; and transmitting, in response to the received session setup message, the setup response message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Szilveszter Nádas, Attila Mihály
  • Patent number: 11032370
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for improving wireless communications among vehicular micro clouds within a vehicular macro cloud. In some embodiments, a method for a control plane (CP) node in a vehicular micro cloud includes: receiving a data request via a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) network; analyzing the data request using a control plane to select a target content provider for providing data content requested by the data request; using a data plane to process the data request; generating feedback data including one or more of result data describing a processing result of the data request and control-plane data; and modifying an operation of the CP node based on the feedback data so that a reduction including one or more of a latency of data delivery and a data packet loss for data requests processed by the CP node is achieved. The reduction improves over time as more feedback data is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Takamasa Higuchi, Onur Altintas, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Patent number: 11019022
    Abstract: Technology related to processing network packets with returnable values is disclosed. In one example, a method includes intercepting a Domain Name System (DNS) request including returnable request values in respective request packet fields. A hash function can be used to characterize or modify the intercepted returnable request values. The intercepted DNS request can be forwarded to a DNS server. A DNS response including returnable response values in respective response packet fields can be received. The returnable response values and the hash function can be used to determine whether the DNS response is legitimate. A legitimate DNS response can be forwarded to a client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: F5 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Michael Thornewell, Robert Andrew Kovalchik
  • Patent number: 11012527
    Abstract: Multiple profiles are received in association with a first user account in an asynchronous messaging system. One or more of the profiles are associated with other user accounts. The associated profiles are transmitted to user clients associated with the other user accounts for storage as a local copy. The association may include inclusion in a contact list of the first user, or a contact list of the other users. The associated profiles are transmitted when messages are sent from the first account to the other user clients, or the profiles are created or updated. A public profile may include a version identifier which is updated when the public profile is updated. Updates to local copies of the public profile at other user clients may occur only when a local copy of the associated version identifier indicates that the local profile is outdated, thereby reducing network traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: NANDBOX INC.
    Inventors: Hazem Abdel-Maguid, Abdelrahman Amer
  • Patent number: 10951432
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus by which a remote user interface (UI) client device provides a remote UI service, the method including receiving an event message, which includes a URL for accessing a first UI resource providing a UI notifying the receipt of a message, from a remote UI server device; obtaining the first UI resource from the remote UI server device by using the URL; receiving external inputs of message control commands via the first UI resource; and transmitting the message control command to the remote UI server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hwa-jung Kim, Ho Jin, Young-chul Sohn, Soo-min Shin, Min-jeong Moon
  • Patent number: 10877939
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes an acquiring part that, when a data set including real data representing content of the data set and attribute data indicating an attribute of the real data is newly stored on a data storage device, acquires the attribute data from the data storage device without waiting for a user to instruct that the attribute data is to be acquired, and acquires the real data after the user instructs that the real data is to be acquired, and a notification controller that controls a notifying part to notify the user of the attribute indicated by the attribute data acquired by the acquiring part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Kadoda
  • Patent number: 10860342
    Abstract: A computing system may include a virtualization server configured to run virtual sessions for a plurality of client devices. The system may further include a cloud computing service configured to prelaunch virtual sessions in a prelaunch session pool at the virtualization server without being requested by the plurality of client devices. Furthermore, the virtualization server may be configured to assign the virtual sessions from the prelaunch session pool to respective client devices on demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Yuri Kolesnikov, Leo C Singleton, IV
  • Patent number: 10855783
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a real-time and interactive preview of alerts is provided in a user interface. A computer system parses a set of rules that specifies an alert definition. Each rule identifies a set of observations and an alert trigger criterion based on user input in the user interface. For a rule, the computer system accesses historical data corresponding to the set of observations identified by the rule and determines, based on an analysis of the historical data, time points that trigger alerts over a time period according to the rule. The analysis is based on the alert trigger criterion identified by the rule. The computer system aggregates, based on the alert definition, the time points determined for the rule with time points determined for another rule from the set of rules. Further, the computer system generates an alert preview over the time period for presentation at the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: William Brandon George, Nathan Purser, Joseph Ward, Kristopher Paries, John Bates
  • Patent number: 10848551
    Abstract: In a parallel computer system having multiple information processing apparatuses, a first information processing apparatus includes circuitry configured to wait for calculation target data from each of one or more other information processing apparatuses being included in the plurality of information processing apparatus; carry out an average calculation that calculates an average value of a plurality of calculation target data including the waited calculation target data; and transmit the calculated average value to a second information processing apparatus being one of the plurality of information processing apparatuses and being different from the other information processing apparatuses. This configuration makes it possible to achieve highly-precise collective average calculation without requiring bit expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuji Kondo, Takashi Arakawa