Patents Examined by John A. Follansbee
  • Patent number: 11665213
    Abstract: A meeting host or moderator can control communications among participants in virtual breakout rooms without requiring the host to join a breakout room as a participant. The host can run conferencing software to instantiate a meeting room and breakout rooms associated with the meeting room. The host can control communications in the breakout rooms, such as by transmitting and/or receiving content through one or more channels established by the conferencing software. The host can transmit and/or receive content such as a real time audio stream, a transcription of the audio stream, a screen or window being shared, chat messages, and the like, without joining the breakout room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Nick Swerdlow
  • Patent number: 11665068
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods discussed herein enable the provisioning of one or more virtual resources within a cloud-computing environment based at least in part on user-defined constraints. By way of example, a request to provision one or more virtual resources within the cloud-computing environment may be received. The request may include a set of user-defined constraints. Placement data indicating a mapping of a particular virtual resource to a particular hardware resource may be obtained based at least in part on the set of user-defined constraints. The virtual resource(s) may be provisioned within the cloud-computing environment in accordance with the set of user-defined constraints based at least in part on utilization of the placement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Eden Grail Adogla
  • Patent number: 11665241
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically generating federated application programming interfaces (APIs) are disclosed. Network components, such as servers and other devices, transmit and receive electronic communications according to standards and protocols native to those network components. Aspects of the present system detect those native standards and furthermore generate a federated API that allows for the content of the electronic communications to be represented in a universal format. Accordingly, the universal format may be used for network communications between system components and modules that may not have otherwise been compatible to receive the communications, and furthermore the communications may be transformed back to their respective native formats upon reaching their destinations. The present system generates models for representing these APIs, where instances of the models may be instantiated for particular API calls, as detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Itential, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Allen Wade, Michael Gettys Wymer
  • Patent number: 11665084
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for determining a forwarding port in an information centric network. The method may include: determining an interest table item corresponding to a first request content in a pending interest table; creating a request queue corresponding to the first request content according to a port information stored in the interest table item; determining a maximum RTT corresponding to the first request content, and constructing a reward function according to the maximum RTT; constructing an optimization problem according to the reward function, the request queue and the maximum RTT; and performing a calculation on the optimization problem according to a Lyapunov function to obtain a Lyapunov drift, and determining a forwarding port corresponding to the first request content according to the Lyapunov drift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Guangping Huang
  • Patent number: 11652654
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described in which the control of virtual activities is cooperatively shared among two or more interactive users. Within selected virtual actions, an initiation component is identified that, when enacted, automatically informs one or more shared-experience users of the intent by the initiator to complete the virtual action and triggers monitoring of the shared-experience users for indications signaling agreement to proceed. When the degree of agreement meets a predetermined threshold or is judged by the initiator to be adequate, the completion component of the virtual actions is enacted on all devices. Automatic incorporation of initiation and completion components during shared activities may allow for cooperative control of virtual activities without repeated and potentially monotonous questions and responses regarding when to proceed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: KINOO, INC.
    Inventors: Lewis James Marggraff, Nelson George Publicover
  • Patent number: 11652699
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for a robust Self-Organizing Network (SON) framework that quantifies SON applications' control and management of a network into key performance indicators (KPI) that are leveraged to determine the impact of a SON's application effectiveness in regulating network parameters, which then dictates how the SON application operates. The disclosed framework is configured to receive multiple data streams from existing data sources, determine the performance of a node on a network, and then automatically perform SON operations based therefrom. The disclosed framework can utilize this information to predict additional and/or future opportunities for SON automation on the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary S. Wozich, Timothy E. Coyle, Charles Aaron Robeck, Lindsay M. Weinberg, Brandon Scott Atkins, Roy B. Flewelling, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11637766
    Abstract: Techniques for using traceroute with tunnels and cloud-based systems for determining measures of network performance are presented. Systems and methods include requesting a trace to a destination with a signature inserted into a trace packet; receiving a response to the trace packet; when the response does not include tunnel info, providing details in the response to a service where the details include parameters associated with a service path between the client and the destination; and, when the response includes tunnel info, segmenting the service path into a plurality of legs, causing a trace for each of the plurality of legs, and aggregating details for each of the plurality of legs based on the causing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Zscaler, Inc.
    Inventors: Srikanth Devarajan, Chenglong Zheng, Ajit Singh, Sandeep Kamath, Chakkaravarthy Periyasamy Balaiah, Vladimir Stepanenko
  • Patent number: 11637761
    Abstract: A method for bundling network functions as a single microservice in a cloud environment. A service deployment manager may acquire subscriber location information associated with a subscriber or a subscriber profile associated with the subscriber. Moreover, the service deployment manager may utilize the subscriber location information or the subscriber profile to select a cloud location. For example, the cloud location may be based on load, geographical proximity, service profile, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Chaoxin Qiu, Mark A. Ratcliffe, Min Lu, Eric Ashby, Arshad Khan
  • Patent number: 11636067
    Abstract: Techniques and structures to prevent exhaustion of a database connection pool, including receiving a plurality of events from a plurality of application servers operating as a database connection pool, categorizing each of the plurality of events, including generating a categorization message for each of the plurality events, wherein each categorization message includes one or more fields having contextual information to identify an event type to which an event is associated, analyzing the categorization messages to generate an event record; and generating a report based on the event record including one or more performance measurements to indicate an effectiveness of management of the database connection pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee:, inc.
    Inventors: Olumayokun Obembe, Da Zhao, Tony Wong, Raksha Subramanyam
  • Patent number: 11632432
    Abstract: Dynamic overflow processing is provided in a multi-user computing environment, which includes receiving, from a user, a request for a new user session at a port of a process of the multi-user computing environment, where the process supports multiple users via the port, and determining that accommodating the new user session will result in resource usage of the process exceeding a predetermined capacity threshold for the process. Based on determining that capacity threshold will be exceeded, the process redirects the request for the new user session to an overflow process started by the process, where the overflow process is an additional instance of the process running within the multi-user computing environment. The process receives a response from the overflow process to the request for the new user session, and forwards the received response to the request for the new user session to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Dung Thi Tang, David Kenneth McKnight, Daniel Paroski, Yichong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11625260
    Abstract: In a hyper ledger-based blockchain network system, in order to adjust latency and throughput required by a specific hyper ledger-based network, by using a block size, an endorsement policy, the number of channels, and the number of vCPUs allocation, the latency and the throughput desired by a user are maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventors: Ju Wook Jang, Beom Suk Lee, Jae Geun Song
  • Patent number: 11621862
    Abstract: Provided is a method of providing a user-customized user experience (UX)/user interface (UI) during a runtime of a web application by using a room template, the method including: transmitting, from a user device to a service server, a room entrance-related access request; requesting, by the service server, an application programming interface (API) server to generate an access token including room template information; transmitting the access token generated by the API server to the user device via the service server; transmitting, by the user device, the access token to the API server; and providing, by the API server, a UX/UI to the user device based on the room template information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Ju Rung Park, Tae Min Kim
  • Patent number: 11616658
    Abstract: A transcript of a conference (e.g., a video conference, an audio conference, or a telephone call with two or more participants) is processed to extract a conference summary. A graphical user interface is presented that enables a user to edit highlighting to select portions of a conference recording for inclusion in the conference summary. The user can edit highlighting on strings of a transcript and/or on a playback slide bar and the highlighting edits are propagated to both of these interfaces. Video clips selected for inclusion in a summary based on timestamps of strings in a transcript may be extended forward in time to incorporate a nearest I-frame of video. The short video or audio summary may be presented to users along with a text summary of the conference to enable efficient storage and transmission of information from the conference within a unified communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Hu, Hao Huang, Tao Huang, Dingping Jiang, Shuo Luo, Juhua Ma, Chuan Qin, Xiaoli Song, Facheng Wang, Hongjuan Wang, Hui Wen, Melinda Min Xiao-Devins, Qingquan Xie, Ran Yan, Fangyi Zhao
  • Patent number: 11616713
    Abstract: A stream processing system in a first zone of a telecommunication network may obtain at least one policy for processing trace data of virtual network functions (VNFs) in the first zone, and obtain the trace data of the VNFs from a data distribution platform of the telecommunication network, where the trace data is published in accordance with a topic to the data distribution platform by the VNFs, and where the stream processing system comprises a subscriber to the topic. The first stream processing system may additionally forward at least a first portion of the trace data to a second stream processing system of the telecommunication network in accordance with the at least one policy, where the first portion comprises less than all of the trace data, and where the second stream processing system is for a region of the telecommunication network that includes the first zone and a second zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gagan Raj Gupta, Pradeep Kunjunny
  • Patent number: 11606273
    Abstract: A network device includes a memory and one or more processors in communication with the memory. The one or more processors are configured to configure a proxy server to forward a request for data from a client device to a data server and to forward, from the data server to the client device, a response message that is responsive to the request for data. The one or more processors are further configured to receive an indication of a set of header fields for the response message that indicates a first time specifying when the data server received the request for data and a second time specifying when the response message was sent by the data server and generate a metric for a performance of the data server based on the first time and the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajneesh Kumar, Unni Dilip, Vijay Sai Ram Paruchuri
  • Patent number: 11595243
    Abstract: Techniques for automated incident triage and diagnosis are described. A method of automated incident triage and diagnosis may include receiving incident data associated with an incident, identifying one or more mitigation actions to resolve the incident using at least one machine learning model based at least on the incident data, and automatically executing the one or more mitigation actions to mitigate the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yevgeny Schreiber, Hari Krishna Prasad, Jun Yin, Alexey Tarasov, Arthur Deygin, Rafael Carvalhaes Possas, Oren Nachman, Eshaani Gandhi
  • Patent number: 11595330
    Abstract: The present application discloses an information processing method. The method includes: acquiring a resource package parameter determined by a sender client; invoking an interface with a second server, and acquiring a current conversion rate that is between the first-type resource and a second-type resource and is issued by the second server; calculating a quantity of second-type resources equal in value to the first quantity of first-type resources according to the conversion rate, and using the quantity as a second quantity; deducting the second quantity of second-type resources from a second-type resource account of the sender client, and generating at least one resource package, a sum of quantities corresponding to the at least one resource package being equal to the first quantity; and distributing the at least one resource package to at least one receiver client by using the link information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Ying Peng, Jingjing Yang, Yangzhou Deng, Chong Wang, Yumiao Zhang, Xingxing Dai, Zhenquan Wu, Shan Chen
  • Patent number: 11595281
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards methods for data latency evaluation. The techniques disclosed herein can provide useful information about when a data consumer can expect to receive data. Methods can create and compare data latency cumulative probability distributions comprising probabilities associated with different latency values, at various different levels of completeness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Willa Ehrlich, Elissa Backas, Farhan Mir, Jo Frabetti
  • Patent number: 11593140
    Abstract: A smart network interface card (SNIC) is provided. The SNIC may connect to an interconnect module (ICM) having at least two internal data paths. The SNIC and ICM determine a division of work between them. In general, NICs may be standard NICs, advanced NICs (ANICs), or smart NICs (SNICs). The ICM may perform a different amount of processing for network packets received from different devices based on the division of work previously identified. Some SNICs may preprocess network packets with respect to switching and routing processing to allow the ICM to bypass that functionality. Packets received from devices providing a division of work (e.g., SNICs) may receive reduced processing for functions offloaded to the SNIC. SNICs may utilize either a switching and routing group or a virtual bypass group such that data may bypass selected processing typically performed by the ICM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Harish Bantwal Kamath, Michael Lee Witkowski
  • Patent number: 11588712
    Abstract: Examples of services described herein expose an application programming interface (API) which may return the run-time configuration information. In this manner, software external to the service (e.g., an orchestrator) may query the service to determine the run-time configuration information, then provide both the initial configuration information known to the external software and the run-time configuration information to an Internet-facing gateway. Examples described herein may accordingly avoid or reduce instances of an upgrade dependency. When the service is upgraded, the run-time configuration information may be obtained by calling the API without a need to also upgrade the software external to the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Nutanix, Inc.
    Inventors: Aman Nijhawan, Anil Kumar Kushwah, Jie Li, Vinod Gupta