Patents Examined by Hassan A Khan
  • Patent number: 11144864
    Abstract: The present disclosure refers to a method and a system for tracking cable drums and length of cable on the drum. A method includes attaching a tracker device with a tracker identifier to a cable drum with a drum identifier, said drum identifier being associated in a database with drum dimensions and with cable dimensions of a cable stored on the drum. The method includes associating in the database the drum identifier also with the tracker identifier. The method includes when an event comprising at least a shock and/or a number of rotations of the cable drum around a longitudinal axis occurs, activating a first electronic circuit of the tracker device including a sensing device that detects at least the event, storing the detected event in a local memory of the tracker device and switching the first electronic circuit to standby mode after the detected event is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN S.P.A.
    Inventors: Davide Fassone, Antonino Arena
  • Patent number: 11140099
    Abstract: Systems and processes for providing response suggestions are provided. In one example process, a textual representation of a message is received. Based on the textual representation of the message, one or more response categories and a predetermined number of suggested inputs corresponding to each of the one of more response categories are obtained. Based on the predetermined number of suggested inputs corresponding to each of the one of more response categories, one or more suggested inputs for each of the one or more response categories are determined. The one or more suggested inputs are provided as response suggestions to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vojtech Jina, Seth J. Hildick-Smith, Peter M. Kirby, Vivek Kumar Rangarajan Sridhar
  • Patent number: 11128710
    Abstract: A system and method in a building or vehicle for an actuator operation in response to a sensor according to a control logic, the system comprising a router or a gateway communicating with a device associated with the sensor and a device associated with the actuator over in-building or in-vehicle networks, and an external Internet-connected control server associated with the control logic implementing a PID closed linear control loop and communicating with the router over external network for controlling the in-building or in-vehicle phenomenon. The sensor may be a microphone or a camera, and the system may include voice or image processing as part of the control logic. A redundancy is used by using multiple sensors or actuators, or by using multiple data paths over the building or vehicle internal or external communication. The networks may be wired or wireless, and may be BAN, PAN, LAN, WAN, or home networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventors: Yehuda Binder, Benjamin Maytal
  • Patent number: 11120386
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium has stored therein a program that causes a computer to execute a process including: inputting, to each of a plurality of agents, a plurality of purchasing behavioral objectives, a first purchasing behavioral objective, and facilities information indicating a plurality of facilities corresponding to the plurality of purchasing behavioral objectives; and causing each of the plurality of agents to determine, based on a condition that has been set in accordance with a facility search behavior with respect to a facility that is selected from the plurality of facilities in response to the purchasing behavioral objective of each of the plurality of agents at a time of execution of simulation, a second purchasing behavioral objective of each of the plurality of agents from among the plurality of purchasing behavioral objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kotaro Ohori, Shohei Yamane, Hiroaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 11121925
    Abstract: An IoT network management method and an IoT network server and a terminal applying the same are provided. According to the IoT network management method, when a network joining request is received from the terminal, the IoT network server determines whether to allow the corresponding terminal to join, and, when an environment configuration request is received from the terminal, the IoT network server transmits environment configuration information which is information regarding a communication environment of the corresponding terminal. Accordingly, the terminal and the IoT network server can efficiently manage a network while following the LoRaWAN standards, and also, can change a network path to an effective network path when the surrounding network environment changes or a gateway breaks down, and can achieve stable data transmission by minimizing a data collision between large-scale facilities within a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: KOREA ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Seung Woo Lee, Young Min Kwon
  • Patent number: 11102167
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for implementing local and wide network suppression of query requests in zero-configuration networking. Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for implementing suppression of query packets zero-configuration networking over local and wide networks by utilizing agents, application programming interfaces (API), and a controller. The suppression can be determined based on two time periods, a processing period and a suppression period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Rahul Kachalia, Saiprasad Muchala, Sundararaju Veeraiah, Saurabh Agarwal, Manoj Narayan, Ankur Bhargava
  • Patent number: 11102112
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for supporting scalable multi-homed routing for virtual switch based host channel adapter (HCA) virtualization in a subnet. An exemplary method can provide one or more switches, a plurality of host channel adapters, a plurality of hypervisors, and a plurality of virtual machines. The method can arrange the plurality of host channel adapters with one or more of a virtual switch with prepopulated local identifiers (LIDs) architecture or a virtual switch with dynamic LID assignment architecture. The method can further perform a multi-homed routing for the subnet, wherein at least one of the plurality of host channel adapters comprises two virtual switches, wherein the two virtual switches are treated as endpoints of the subnet, and wherein the multi-homed routing for the subnet ensures that each the two virtual switches are routed through independent paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bartosz Bogdański, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, Line Holen
  • Patent number: 11093881
    Abstract: A system for process shaping in a retail store environment comprises a video generation and processing component, a data source integration and aggregation component for aggregating and integrate information received from various sources, a process sensing component for generating one or more continuous processes, a process aggregator and weighing component for aggregating the one or more continuous processes into a merged weighted process, a proof of problem and value component for determining one or more process variations, a ripple effect analyser for sending one or more nudging messages to the retail store environment, and a gamified feedback algorithm component for communicating a nudging action corresponding to a nudging message, to one or more entities in the retail store environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Everseen Limited
    Inventors: Alan O'Herlihy, Bogdan Ciubotaru, Ovidiu Parvu, Dan Pescaru, Vasile Gui
  • Patent number: 11096234
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the control of a media device based upon the proximity of a wireless device. A viewable area may be mapped for one or more media devices within a premise, wherein the map of the viewable area for a media device includes one or more wireless quality parameters observed by a wireless device while the wireless device is located within an area around the media device from which a user may view content output from the media device. Based upon a comparison between wireless quality parameters currently observed by a wireless device and wireless quality parameters of a viewable area map, a determination may be made that the wireless device is within the viewable area of a media device, and the wireless device may be configured as a control device for the media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Praveen Girish, Bradley Thomas Howard, Krishna Prasad Panje
  • Patent number: 11089118
    Abstract: A system for establishing a mesh network that includes a plurality of nodes of the mesh network, wherein each of the plurality of nodes executes on one or more computing platforms. In response to coming online, each of the plurality of nodes executes an interlock that calculates a grace period for a service executed by a respective software application executing on a respective node of the plurality of nodes. The calculation is based on a previous number of services and topics communicated on the mesh network. The interlock can also reset the grace period in response to detecting a particular network event wherein the interlock prevents the service of the respective software application from communicating messages on the mesh network during a running of the grace period. The interlock can permit, in response to expiration of the grace period, the service of the respective software application to communicate messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert C. Bruckart, Timothy J. Atkinson, Don W. Bebout
  • Patent number: 11075865
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses of transmitting a business object are disclosed. A first client has a communication connection established with a second client, and includes a user interface containing a first display region and a second display region. The first display region is used for displaying a first business object, and the second display region is used for conducting instant communications with the second client. The first client sends information of a first business object to the second client according to a sharing request, performs an operation on the first business object in the user interface of the first client based on an operation command for the first business object of the first client, and sends the operation command to the second client, to cause the second client to perform the operation on the first business object in a user interface of the second client according to the operation command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Xueting Jiang, Junyuan Liu
  • Patent number: 11075948
    Abstract: A method and system for maintaining persistent network policies for a virtual machine (VM) that includes determining a name of the VM executing on a first host connected to a first network device; binding the name of the VM to a network policy for the VM on the first network device; acquiring from VM management software, using the name of the VM, a universally unique identifier (UUID) of the VM; associating the UUID to the network policy on the first network device; applying the network policy for the VM on the first network device; subscribing to receive notifications from the VM management software of changes to the configuration of the VM corresponding to the UUID; receiving notification from the VM management software of a configuration change made to the VM corresponding to the UUID; and updating the network policy of the VM to reflect the configuration change of the VM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: ARISTA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Alan Gourlay, Kenneth James Duda
  • Patent number: 11057277
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein provide an approach for managing aggregation service hierarchies. In some embodiments, a hierarchy of an aggregation service is identified. The hierarchy comprises a plurality of nodes, where a respective node is associated with at least one host computer. The aggregation service places resource consumers based on the nodes. A host computer is assigned as a child host of a leaf node based on a clustering heuristic. The clustering heuristic requires the host computer to have access to at least one resource that is accessible to an existing child host of the leaf node. A resource consumer associated with the leaf node is executed on the host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Vadim Spivak, Maithem Munshed, Amar Padmanabhan, Michi Mutsuzaki
  • Patent number: 11050582
    Abstract: A control terminal and a method of controlling thereof, include receiving and group setting tasks or steps. The receiving task/step receives a selection of a first device, from among a plurality of devices, and a group setting operation for the first device. The group setting task/step, when the first device was previously selected, receives a first client selection of at least a second device, from among the plurality of devices, as a client, and generates a group setting that includes the first device and the at least the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Kazuya Mushikabe, Keisuke Tsukada
  • Patent number: 11050579
    Abstract: A distribution destination specifying device includes: a related information obtaining portion that obtains related information that indicates a relationship of a plurality of host devices that distribute content to be input, to a client device; a selection receiving portion that receives a selection of one host device among the plurality of host devices; a related host device identifying portion that identifies a related host device related to a selected host device to be selected by the selection receiving portion, based on the related information; and a distribution destination specifying screen display portion that displays a distribution destination specifying screen for specifying a client device as a distribution destination of content of each of the selected host device and the related host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Katsuaki Tanaka, Takeyoshi Aihara, Fukutaro Okuyama, Kazuya Mushikabe, Keisuke Tsukada
  • Patent number: 11044334
    Abstract: A controlling method is provided in which, in a case where a first program is installed in a terminal device by first installation processing, predetermined notification regarding the first program is executed, and, in a case where the first program is installed in the terminal device by second installation processing, the predetermined notification is not executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaki Yano
  • Patent number: 11043306
    Abstract: A method for manifestation and transmission of follow-up notifications includes determining whether a document indicates a follow-up action associated with content in the document. The method includes generating at least one alert including an indication of the follow-up action. The method includes manifesting the at least one alert to at least one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Gilan El Saadawi
  • Patent number: 11036922
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a route information sharing method and an electronic device. The method includes: collecting a user operation on a first electronic device; in response to the user operation, drawing a first route on a first map displayed on the first electronic device; extracting route information of the first route; based on the route information, determining first location information corresponding to Y points on the first route, Y being an integer not less than 2; and providing the first location information for a second electronic device, the first location information being used for the second electronic device to draw, on a second map, a second route corresponding to the first route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ran Zhi, Hairong Wang, Ning Liu, Yan Zhao, Xi Liu, Bin Jia, Shaojie Lu
  • Patent number: 11018970
    Abstract: A method for monitoring several data compute nodes (DCNs) on a group of managed host machines is provided. The method receives service usage data from a group of managed hosts. The service usage data identifies service usage for each of a plurality of entities associated with each managed host. The method aggregates the received service usage data. The method displays the aggregated service usage data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Chidambareswaran Raman, Subrahmanyam Manuguri, Raju Koganty, Anirban Sengupta
  • Patent number: 11010681
    Abstract: A distributed computing system is provided. Both a first computing node and a second computing node in the distributed computing system store information about a name, a size, and a communication peer side identifier of a first data flow graph parameter in a data flow graph. The first computing node stores the first data flow graph parameter, where the first computing node and the second computing node generate respective triplets based on same interface parameter generation algorithms and information about the first data flow graph parameter that are stored in the respective nodes. The triplet is used as an interface parameter of a message passing interface (MPI) primitive that is used to transmit the first data flow graph parameter between the first computing node and the second computing node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Lin, Mingzhen Xia