Patents Examined by Hitesh Patel
  • Patent number: 10666531
    Abstract: A publish/subscribe interface is used to enable a non-publish/subscribe first system (such as an IP network device) to obtain status information about a publish/subscribe device that cannot be pinged by the first system. The first system sends a status request to a domain name server. The status request includes a domain name for the publish/subscribe device. Topic space maintained by a message broker in the publish/subscribe system includes status topics associated with publish/subscribe devices. The status topics contents reflect the current availability of the associated publish/subscribe device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Fletcher, Andrew J. Stanford-Clark
  • Patent number: 10659416
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software disclosed herein facilitate draft reminders. In at least one implementation, a primary view of an information management application is rendered. In various scenarios the primary view may include primary items, such as emails, events, tasks, or other types of items. When a reminder view is invoked, draft items are identified to include in the reminder view. The reminder view is then rendered in an overlaid manner with respect to the primary view and includes the draft items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eva Britta Karolina Burlin, Chao-Chung Lin, David Claux, Kristian L.M. Andaker, Jason Todd Henderson, Russell Lee Simpson, Jr., Jasdeep Singh Chugh, Joseph P. McLaughlin, Jonathan D. Friedman
  • Patent number: 10657129
    Abstract: The system described herein can automatically match, link, or otherwise associate electronic activities with one or more record objects. For an electronic activity that is eligible or qualifies to be matched with one or more record objects, the system can identify one or more set of rules or rule sets. Using the rule sets, the system can identify candidate record objects. The system can then rank the identified candidate record objects to select one or more record objects with which to associate the electronic activity. The system can then store an association between the electronic activity and the selected one or more record objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: People.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: Oleg Rogynskyy, Rajit Kurien Joseph, Jose Alberto Muniz Navarro, Yurii Brunets
  • Patent number: 10659285
    Abstract: A storage unit stores management information indicating statuses of components related to an information processing apparatus. Upon receiving a notification of a state change of the information processing apparatus, a processing unit determines whether to query for component information indicating current statuses of the components in response to the notification. When a determination is made to query for component information, the processing unit selects one or more query target components from the plurality of components, acquires the component information of the selected query target components, and updates the management information stored in the storage unit, based on the component information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hibino
  • Patent number: 10643197
    Abstract: A method of adding a computerized agent to an instant messaging (IM) session managed by an IM service for identifying automatically textual instructions to perform a transaction related to participant(s) of the IM session, comprising: using a computerized agent subscribed to an IM service by a telephone number and participates in an IM session managed by an IM service to acquire text content in an IM session and analyzing at least the text content of the IM session to identify automatically textual instructions to perform a transaction from the user which uses the IM client module, automatically instructing an operation of the transaction and submitting by the computerized agent at least one IM message in the IM session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Roy S. Melzer
  • Patent number: 10630639
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for a server computer coupled to a network and configured to: receive an image; transmit the digital image to an API operated by at least one metadata generation service, and receive a metadata data set about the digital image, prioritize a plurality of keywords within the data set, generate a list of candidate domain names including a keyword, insert a second candidate domain name into the list comprising a keyword replacing or concatenated to the keyword and associated with a lower priority than the keyword; and transmit the list to a client computer for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jesse Bilsten
  • Patent number: 10616318
    Abstract: A system includes a load balancer and storage including a first data structure and a second data structure. Each of the data structures includes a plurality of different weight levels. At least one of the weight levels of the first data structure includes an identifier of a target. At least one of the weight levels of the second data structure includes a map that associates a target identifier with a final weight value. Responsive to receipt of a request and responsive to a target identifier included at a given weight level in the first data structure corresponding to a pointer, the load balancer selects the target identified in the first data structure at the given weight level. Responsive to no target identifiers included at the given weight level in the first data structure, the load balancer selects a target identified in the second data structure at the given weight level. The load balancer forwards the request to the selected target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anurag Sanjay Katey, Sridhar Srinivasan, Hamza Muhammad Arain
  • Patent number: 10609118
    Abstract: Aspects control data transfers within group of networked devices. The devices are assigned a power values indicative of a relative quality of power supply, connection values indicative of a relative quality of network connections available, and master state values as a function of a comparing historical usage data. The devices with a highest combination value generated from the assigned master state, power and connection values is set as a master device to receive the data item and transfer the data item to each of other devices as client devices relative to the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter H. Burton, Shahir A. Daya, Luc Desrosiers, Manvendra Gupta
  • Patent number: 10601686
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a media guidance application (e.g., implemented on a user device) that improves quality of service while streaming code-agnostic content by optimizing buffering based on bit rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Reda Harb
  • Patent number: 10601960
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus are described providing networking engines. Specifically, a method for implementing software containers implementing network engines that may be configured to act in a zero-knowledge environment is described. All information pertaining to the network engine associated with a user that is stored in the container is solely that of a user unless explicitly shared by the user. The containers may be configured to participate in a publish-and-subscribe network in order to share information. In addition, the containers may be provisioned with controls so that global operators may comply with local privacy rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: eIngot LLC
    Inventors: William J. Raduchel, Art Spivy
  • Patent number: 10587523
    Abstract: A video packet stream is transmitted from a transmitting device to a receiving device over a network, by transmitting an audio packet stream to the receiving device, determining a measure of network bandwidth in dependence on one or more metrics associated with receiving the audio packet stream at the receiving device, and enabling a video packet stream in dependence on the determined measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar Mani, Bala Manikya Prasad Puram
  • Patent number: 10580086
    Abstract: Systems, and methods for using same, are described for changing categorization data, in relation to spend analysis reports, in real time. The systems include a processor unit, and a computer readable medium storing instructions executable by the processor unit including a client side processing system adapted to transmit a user generated request for change, in real time, and a server side processing system adapted to receive the transmitted requested change, in real time, for effecting the requested change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Zycus Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventor: Aatish Dedhia
  • Patent number: 10574529
    Abstract: A data center infrastructure monitoring system and method that includes a plurality of geographically distributed data centers, each having a plurality of physical infrastructure assets. A data center gateway system is communicatively coupled to one or more data centers of plurality of data centers and configured to receive data for configuring an alert specifying one or more data center assets to monitor for a primary alert event, an event type for the primary alert event, and a conditional trigger event upon which providing an alert notification for the primary alert event will be conditioned, store the data for configuring the alert, monitor, based on the stored data, the one or more infrastructure assets for the conditional trigger event and the primary alert event, and in response to detecting both the conditional trigger event and the primary alert event associated with the configured alert, providing the alert notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Equinix, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Marinelli, William Maloney, Swayambhu Raparti, Anthony J. Sukiennik, Purvish Purohit, Prabhakar Gundugola
  • Patent number: 10574782
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for generating contact relationship data in a network communication system are disclosed. The method includes: selecting target users from contacts of an introducer according to a selecting instruction; sending an introducing request to each of user accounts of the target users; monitoring response instructions from the user accounts of the target users, and generating contact relationship data between the user accounts of the target users after detecting that all the user accounts of the target users return response instructions for accepting the introducing request. The apparatus comprises: a target user selecting module, a request sending module, a response monitoring module, and a contact relationship data generating module. Using the present invention, the convenience and success rate of generating contact relationship data is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Lei Zeng, Liang Luo
  • Patent number: 10554774
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose an information pushing method performed at a computer server, the method comprising: receiving an information retrieving request sent by a client; in response to the information retrieving request, identifying an information list and a current retrieval position of the information list; retrieving, from the information list, multiple pieces of information starting from the current retrieval position in a cyclic manner; and pushing the multiple pieces of information to the client, wherein the multiple pieces of information is presented at the client in their retrieval order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Cheng Zhang, Jiangong Zhang, Xiaomin Xu
  • Patent number: 10547968
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and systems for requesting information from a mobile device with a fencing agent. The fencing agent determines a position with a DNS resolver, queries geofences with an IP address, receives an anchor point with an IP address from the DNS resolver. The device with the fencing agent is able to receive multiple anchor points within multiple geofences within an ROI and translate fence points into fence geometries. Geofence information is stored and registered in a database of geofences, and each geofence is associated with a plurality of geographic designators, wherein each of the plurality of geographic designators is associated with an IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: GEOFRENZY, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 10547667
    Abstract: A heterogeneous parallel processing system that includes a computer cluster system and a device cluster system is provided. The computer cluster system includes a computer cluster node that includes at least one cluster node processor. The device cluster system includes a cluster device that includes a cluster device processor, and is substantially different from the computer cluster nodes. The system includes a heterogeneous cluster node that includes a computer cluster node from the computer cluster system and a cluster device from the device cluster system. The heterogeneous cluster node includes a runtime environment module for transmitting data between the computer cluster node and the cluster device in the heterogeneous cluster node, such that at least one process executing on the device cluster system is transparent in its operation to a plurality of processes executing in the computer cluster system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Neill, Alexander Shabarshin
  • Patent number: 10547697
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and systems for querying a database of geofences, with each geofence in the database being associated with a plurality of IP addresses, preferably IPv6 addresses, and each IP address corresponding to a specific geographic coordinate. The method and system convert location coordinates to IP addresses and determine whether a location anchor point is associated with a geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: GEOFRENZY, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 10541898
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a centralized managing system and method for creating, deploying, administering, and managing a plurality of separate and distinct virtual computer networks on a virtualization platform for offering cloud computing services (SaaS). Embodiments of the invention relate to a computer system for a centralized management of separate and distinct virtual computer networks, which has a security grid which has at least one grid processor and a memory device that stores a managing application. The managing application has a virtualization platform, a grid access layer, a virtual computer network template system, a plurality of resource distribution tools and a plurality of monitoring and metering tools. The grid processor is adapted by the managing application so that it can create, deploy, administer, and manage the plurality of separate and distinct computer networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Weinberg, Christopher S. Griffin
  • Patent number: 10541890
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and method for processing analytics data in a windowed manner. In some embodiments, each user of a number of users is assigned to a group (e.g., a treatment group or a control group). The system may monitor each user to obtain metric data associated with each of the users over the course of an experiment. In some embodiments, the system may identify an indication of a trigger event with respect to each user. For example, the indication of the trigger event may comprise a time at which an event occurred for that user. The system may identify and compile data from the metric data for each of the users with respect to the trigger event. In some embodiments the metric data may be aggregated for each of the users with respect to a window or timespan positioned relative to the identified trigger event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Chen, Geoffrey Ryan Dworkin, Douglas R. Hains, Brent Russell Smith, Serguei B. Stepaniants, Sen Zhao