Patents Examined by Hien V Doan
  • Patent number: 11356539
    Abstract: Dynamic utilization of condensing metadata is enabled by condensing information being communicated to/from a mobile device. The communication exchange occurs between a mobile device and an internet service, and it involves a mobile internet service proxy. The information is condensed or compressed responsive to condensing metadata and uncondensed or uncompressed using the condensing metadata. The mobile internet service proxy may provide condensing metadata to the mobile device. This condensing metadata may be provided to the mobile device so that condensed data may be communicated at least between the mobile device and the mobile internet service proxy. In some instances, the mobile device may request that information be compressed and receive compressed information as a result. The mobile device may then utilize the condensing metadata to uncompress data provided from the internet service and/or the mobile internet service proxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Quentin S. Miller, David E. W. Mercer, John J. Ostlund
  • Patent number: 11349763
    Abstract: In a storage system in which a storage array accesses cloud storage via a cloud gateway, the cloud gateway provides signals to control data rate between the storage array and the cloud. The signals may include commands to reduce or stop all volume streams or a select subset of volume streams. Data rate may be controlled on the basis of available buffering capacity of the cloud gateway and available bandwidth between the cloud gateway and cloud storage. The signals may be SCSI VU commands, where the cloud gateway is a SCSI initiator and the storage array is a SCSI target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Adnan Sahin, Arieh Don, Ian Wigmore, Stephen Smaldone
  • Patent number: 11316742
    Abstract: A method for managing a resource configuration of a heterogeneously managed computer system. During processing of a resource management request, retrieving a set of resource tags are retrieved. Each resource tag associates a local resource identifier that is assigned within a first configuration management domain with an index identifier that is assigned within a second configuration management naming domain. The retrieved tags are mutually associated utilizing the index identifiers to generating a system configuration map. The resource management request is compared with the system configuration map to identify target resources and corresponding target resource information. One or more resource queries are generated based on the identified target resource and corresponding target resource information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Korman, Jonathan Nissan, Dekel Sharabi
  • Patent number: 11310302
    Abstract: A user equipment is provided for providing content. The user equipment comprising at least one memory and at least one processing device. The at least one process is configured to receive a data stream over a network, the data stream comprising un-segmented media data for the content. The at least one process is also configured to identify segment boundaries in the un-segmented media data to identify segments and determine a segment number for each of the identified segments from a media presentation description (MPD) based on the segment boundaries. The at least one process is also configured to retrieve a uniform resource locator (URL) associated with each of a plurality of dynamic adaptive streaming over hypertext transfer protocol (DASH) segments based on the segment number for each of the plurality of DASH segments and provide the URL associated with each of the plurality of DASH segments to a client player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Imed Bouazizi, Youngkwon Lim
  • Patent number: 11290520
    Abstract: A first set of blocks is caused, by a first computer system, to be downloaded from a file located on a second computer system. A second set of blocks to download from the file is identified, based at least in part on the first set of blocks. A subset of the second set of blocks that are not in a cache of the first computer system are determined. For each determined block in the subset, an available thread is assigned from a thread pool to the determined block, the available thread is caused to download, in concurrence with blocks being downloaded by threads assigned to other determined blocks of the subset, the determined block from a second computer system into the cache of the first computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jason Dytko, Michael James Henry, David Scott Montgomery, Ryan Paul Hegar
  • Patent number: 11238290
    Abstract: A method at a server system includes: receiving a video stream from a remote video camera, wherein the video stream comprises a plurality of video frames; selecting a plurality of non-contiguous frames from the video stream, the plurality of non-contiguous frames being associated with a predetermined time interval; encoding the plurality of non-contiguous frames as a compressed video segment associated with the time interval; receiving a request from an application running on a client device to review video from the remote video camera for the time interval; and in response to the request, transmitting the video segment to the client device for viewing in the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, George Alban Heitz, III, James Edward Stewart, Cameron Hill, Seungho Yang, Joe Delone Venters, William Alex Finlayson, Carsten Hinz, Timothy Samuel Psiaki, Nathan Scott Klee, Gregory Rourk Nelson, Kevin James Avery, Lawrence W. Neal, Martin Davidsson
  • Patent number: 11182203
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to orchestrate infrastructure installation of a hybrid system are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first virtual appliance including a management endpoint. The first virtual appliance is to organize tasks to be executed to install a computing infrastructure. The example apparatus includes a first component server to execute tasks. The component server includes a management agent to communicate with the management endpoint to receive a task to be executed to install the computing infrastructure. The first virtual appliance is to associate a role with the first component server and to determine whether the first component server satisfies a prerequisite associated with the role. The first virtual appliance is to facilitate addressing an error when the first component server is determined not to satisfy the prerequisite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Delcheva, Dimitar Hristov Barfonchovski, Evgeny Aronov, Dimitar Ivanov, Miroslav Mitevski
  • Patent number: 11184286
    Abstract: A technique is provided for adaptively performing service function chaining based on network context. The technique includes receiving a request comprising a flexible SFC template (FST) for provisioning an SFC of a plurality of service functions (SFs). A service function path (SFP) is determined responsive to receipt of data packets corresponding to a pre-defined flow to be transmitted over the network. Monitoring of a pre-defined plurality of parameters associated with the SFP and a network context is performed after implementing the SFP. Based on the monitoring of the pre-defined plurality of parameters and SFP modification criteria, a requirement for modifying the SFP is identified. Responsive to the identification, the SFP is modified and the performance of the modified SFP is monitored based on one or more of the plurality of parameters, a network context after modifying the SFP, and a pre-defined plurality of service performance thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Swaminathan Seetharaman, Ravi Kumar Emani
  • Patent number: 11153713
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for initiating actions among devices are described. A relative position of at least one device to at least one other device is determined, and one or more rules specifying at least one action to initiate based at least in part on the relative position of the at least one device to the at least one other device are obtained. The one or more rules can differ based on the relative position of the devices. The at least one action is initiated using a processor of the at least one device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Trudy Leigh Hewitt, Christina L. Wetli, Francesco Carmine Schembari
  • Patent number: 11140095
    Abstract: One or more methods and/or techniques for content resource allocation are provided herein. A user, of a client device, may access content. Real time user traffic associated with accessing the content may be determined. A trend may be identified from the real time user traffic for the content. The real time user traffic may be indicative of an amount of the content distribution resources used to provide a threshold level of service to users. Responsive to the trend indicating a projected increase in real time user traffic for the content, the content distribution resources may be allocated to the content based upon the projected increase, such that the allocated content distribution resources provide the threshold level of service to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: Shashank Bhide, Sudhir Chauhan, Kshitiz Tripathi
  • Patent number: 11018888
    Abstract: A system and methods for remote control of one or more appliances are provided. An external computing device, such as a mobile device, may be registered and associated with an appliance to be remotely controlled and monitored. The external computing device and the appliance to be remotely controlled by the external computing device may each be in communication with an external server via a network. When a remote control mode of the appliance is enabled, a selected operation of the appliance may be carried out in response to a remote control command generated by the external computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Wyndham F. Gary, Jr., Michael J. Jakeway, David W. Mundy
  • Patent number: 10998099
    Abstract: A health band apparatus is configured for use by a user is presented, the health band apparatus including a plurality of connected sections including a plurality of flexible sections and at least one nonflexible section, wherein at least one flexible section is inflatable using a fluid, a display positioned in association with one connected section, a processor located within the health band and configured to provide information to the display, and a patient testing device positioned within one connected section, the patient testing device including means for determining a health related attribute of the user. In one aspect, the patent testing device includes a needle configured to draw blood from the user, and the health band further includes means for testing the blood drawn from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Mores, Inc.
    Inventor: Ayman Salem
  • Patent number: 10998092
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus is presented, the dispenser apparatus including a central opening, a display, an advancing mechanism configured to advance at least one prescription tray vertically through the central opening of the dispenser apparatus, and an ejection mechanism configured to eject one prescription tray from the dispenser apparatus. The dispenser apparatus may be configured to interface with a personal care system including a personal care combination display/mirror device comprising a surface operating as a reflective surface and a plurality of connection ports, each connection port configured to receive a hardware personal care module, each hardware personal care module including software facilitating performance of at least one personal care function and configured to interact with the personal care combination display/mirror device to facilitate personal care of a user, wherein personal care comprises at least one of health, fitness, wellness, fashion, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Mores, Inc.
    Inventor: Ayman Salem
  • Patent number: 10992572
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes providing a first mapping between a set of two or more IP addresses and a set of two more servers. The first mapping is embodied in a virtual network layer modifiable by a workload advisor based on a weight recommendation. A plurality of transactions are received from a load balancer. The weight recommendation for the servers is received, where the weight recommendation defines a goal for weighting transactions among the servers. A second mapping, from the two or more IP addresses to the servers, is determined dynamically by the workload advisor, based on the weight recommendation and absent communication between the load balancer and the workload advisor. A second plurality of transactions are received and are routed to the servers through the virtual network layer according to the second mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Yuk L. Chan, Christopher Cramer, Robert G. King, Deepti M. Naphade, Jairo A. Pava
  • Patent number: 10958531
    Abstract: Sensor data is detected from at least one sensor selected and installed for detecting operating conditions of at least one equipment. The sensor data includes an operating condition of at least one equipment. The sensor is selected dependent on indications of a user restriction and a predictive model. A sensor data signal is generated dependent on the sensor data. The sensor data signal is transmitted to a network device for collecting the sensor data and transforming the collected sensor data into a formatted transmission signal having a format for transmission over a network to a network server. The network server receives the formatted transmission signal for performing on-demand service of at least one of analysis, reporting and visualization dependent on the operating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Leonardo Guerreiro Azevedo, Alecio Binotto, Fabio L. Gandour, Ricardo Luis Ohta, Marcelo Nery dos Santos, Ademir Fereira Silva, Vinicius Costa Villas Boas Segura
  • Patent number: 10924365
    Abstract: A method for generating a directed graph for a transaction in an application, comprising: receiving event information for events included in the transaction at a processor, each event having a link directed from a first endpoint to a second endpoint in the application; assigning an identification (“ID”) number to each event and including the ID number in the event information for each event; based on endpoint, correlating the event information to produce dyadic event information representative of dyadic events, each dyadic event including a first event and a second event associated with the endpoint, the dyadic event information for each dyadic event including a first ID number and a second ID number for the first event and the second event, respectively; based on ID number, combining the dyadic event information to produce correlation fragments associated with the ID number; and, combining the correlation fragments to produce the directed graph for the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Angus Richard Telfer, Thomas Bryan Rushworth
  • Patent number: 10887402
    Abstract: A communication method for keeping network connection of an electronic device in a sleep mode includes connecting an address translator to an electronic device via a local network, connecting the address translator to a server via an internet network, providing a connection channel between the electronic device and the server by using the address translator, sending a first keeping-connection request from the electronic device to the address translator before the electronic device gets into a sleep mode, and keeping freely flowing of the connection channel according to the first keeping-connection request by using the address translator when the electronic device is in the sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Wen-Kai Ho
  • Patent number: 10691359
    Abstract: In a message delivery system, wherein messages are published by publishers and delivered to subscribers based on subscriptions relating to message content. A last message queue is associated with each publisher, and a last message from each publisher is stored in the message queue associated with that publisher based on an attribute of the publisher. In this way, it is not necessary to modify the content data within the message to create the last message queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Solace Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn McAllister, Paul Kondrat
  • Patent number: 10523777
    Abstract: A system and method for joint dynamic interest request forwarding and dynamic cache placement and eviction and provided within the context of the Named Data Networking (NDN) architecture. The system and method employ a virtual control plane that operates on the user demand rate for data objects in the network, and an actual plane that handles Interest Packets and Data Packets. Distributed algorithms within the virtual plane achieve network load balancing through dynamic forwarding and caching, thereby maximizing the user demand rate that the NDN network can satisfy. A method of congestion control is also provided to achieve optimal network fairness using the VIP framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Edmund Meng Yeh, Ying Cui, Ran Liu, Tracey Ho, Michael Burd, Derek Leong
  • Patent number: 10476970
    Abstract: For authorizing redirection services in a policy and charging control architecture, a policy and charging control rules function (PCRF) server determines control rules and redirection information per service in an internet protocol connectivity access network session, and a policy charging and enforcement function (PCEF) device receives control rules and redirection information per service basis, determines redirection per service request, and triggers the redirection. Upon a first request for a service, the PCEF device returns a redirection message with a redirection identifier; and upon completion of the service redirection, the first request for the service reaching the PCEF, the PCEF verifies the service is authorized and submits a service allowance toward the service server in charge of the service. Methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Fabian Castro Castro, Ana Maria Lopez Nieto, Irene Martin Cabello