Patents Examined by John A. Follansbee
  • Patent number: 11870824
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for controlling access to presentation content to present to multiple participants in a virtual meeting. The presentation content is received and includes restricted information. First participants who will be provided access to the presentation content during the virtual meeting, and second participants will be denied access to respective portions of the presentation content containing the restricted information during the virtual meeting, are identified. Entry by the first participants to a safe zone within the virtual meeting is provided. The presentation content is presented in the safe zone to the first participants during the virtual meeting. The restricted information is denied to the second participants during the virtual meeting. The first participants in the safe zone have full access to all content presented in the virtual meeting, outside the safe zone and not presented in any other safe zone within the virtual meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hemant Singh, Sudarshan, Anita Duggal, Deepak Malik, Mukundan Sundararajan
  • Patent number: 11870657
    Abstract: A network design apparatus for designing a network includes a processor; and a memory storing program instructions that cause the processor to receive input of a configuration condition for a network having a communication layer and at least one computing layer, a cost condition for the network, and a demand condition representing uncertain demand for the network, perform an operation for solving an adjustable robust optimization problem in which an objective function is to minimize a sum of a fixed cost and a variable cost for a resource placed at each base in the communication layer and the computing layer, and determine a configuration of the network based on placement and capacity of a resource obtained by the performing of the operation. The demand condition includes a set of one or more bases from which the resource is assignable in response to the demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masayuki Tsujino
  • Patent number: 11870872
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic device and an operating method thereof. The electronic device and operating method are configured to detect the number for splitting one piece of content and allowing a plurality of edge nodes to split and store at least some of packets split from the content based on the number. Detecting the number may be performed based on an average amount of storage of the edge nodes for the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Wan Choi, Dongyeon Ko, Junil Choi
  • Patent number: 11863335
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing spotlight cards within a chat channel are provided. In an aspect, a method includes establishing, by a video conference provider, a first chat channel for exchanging chat messages between a plurality of client devices and receiving, by the video conference provider, an indication to generate a first spotlight card within the first chat channel, wherein the indication identifies spotlight content from a first resource external to the first chat channel. The method also includes generating, by the video conference provider, the first spotlight card identifying the spotlight content and transmitting, by the video conference provider to one or more of the client devices connected to the first chat channel, the first spotlight card for display within a spotlight panel within the first chat channel, the spotlight panel positioned proximate to a chat messaging panel including chat messages posted to the chat channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Clark, Benjamin Gareth Dove, Amanda Naomi Etheridge, Li-An Huang, Robert Allen Ryskamp, Adam Justin Spooner, Matthew Brandon Wesson
  • Patent number: 11863337
    Abstract: An acquirer acquires abnormality information indicating that an abnormality has occurred in equipment provided in a conference room. The equipment is, for example, a display device such as a display or a projector. A conference information generator generates conference information indicating a progress status of a conference which is carried out in the conference room by processing information output from a device provided in the conference room. An information transmitter determines a first timing which is a timing at which abnormality-relevant information which is information to be transmitted due to occurrence of the abnormality is transmitted using the conference information and transmits the abnormality-relevant information to the equipment or another device at the first timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kengo Tsuruzono
  • Patent number: 11863711
    Abstract: A transcript of a conference is processed to extract a conference summary. The transcript includes strings that are associated with respective timestamps and respective speaker identifiers. Speaker segments—sequences of consecutive strings attributed to the same speaker—are identified in the transcript. A speaker segment is selected based on its duration in time and one or more strings are selected from with the selected speaker segment for inclusion in the conference summary. A short video conference summary or a short audio conference summary is then generated using timestamps from the transcript associated with strings that have been selected for inclusion in the conference summary. The short video or audio summary may be presented to users to enable efficient storage and transmission of information from the conference within a unified communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Huang, Xiaoli Song, Hui Wen, Melinda Min Xiao-Devins, Ran Yan, Fangyi Zhao
  • Patent number: 11855796
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing a program and method for presenting an overview of participant reactions to a virtual conference. The program and method provide for a virtual conference between plural participants; provide, for each of the plural participants, display of reaction buttons which are selectable by the participant to indicate different reactions to the virtual conference; receive indication of selections of the reaction buttons by one or more of the plural participants; store an indication of the selections over time in association with recording the virtual conference; generate a graphical overview of reactions to the virtual conference based on the stored indication of the selections; and provide, for a first participant of the plural participants, display of the graphical overview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Cheng-min Lin, Walton Lin
  • Patent number: 11855867
    Abstract: An initial test is executed to determine an end-to-end latency of a path between a source and a destination. Subsequent tests incrementally target each node of the path for measurement of metric values indicative of delay of the nodes (e.g., latency, jitter, and packet loss). As tests are performed incrementally for each node, the maximum observed latency is tracked and used for calculating timeout thresholds. For the first hop, the timeout threshold is determined relative to the end-to-end latency; for subsequent hops, the timeout threshold is determined relative to the maximum non-timeout latency measured for a previous hop. Each test is performed N times to obtain additional values of delay metrics for each node. Upon completion of the N passes through the path, the resulting delay metric values determined for each test set are aggregated to yield a single, comprehensive result set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: John Edward Bothe, Hristos Siakou
  • Patent number: 11848791
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device may include at least one processor and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage may include instructions executable by the at least one processor to determine whether a first number of video conference attendees detected via input from one or more sensors is greater than a second number of logins to the video conference. The instructions may then be executable to present a graphical element on a display during the video conference responsive to determining that the first number is greater than the second number. The graphical element may indicate a first attendee that is detected via the one or more sensors but that is not associated with a login to the video conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John C. Mese, Nathan Peterson, Arnold Weksler, Mark Delaney, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 11848846
    Abstract: Jitter buffer size management is performed by receiving, by a network device, a stream of media content packets. Each packet characterized by a timestamp applied at a source. The device determines, for each of at least one consecutive timestamped packet pair of the stream, a difference between the timestamps of packets in the pair. The device estimates a packetization time (ptime) of the stream as a function of each determined difference. The device adjusts size of the jitter buffer as a function of the estimated ptime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Salem Amin Al-Damluji, Anish Kavia
  • Patent number: 11831527
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detecting anomalies in time series data produced by devices of an infrastructure in a network comprising, for each of the devices through computerized data processing means, retrieving a time series data for the device in the network, extracting a plurality of time series samples relating to respective time windows and having a predefined window size and a predefined stride, by sliding the time windows to overlap the time series data, supplying the time series samples as input to a Convolutional Autoencoder to define reconstructed time series values having a predefined percentile intervals, analysing the reconstructed time series values to identify anomalous behaviours of the time series data, signalling an anomaly of the device when at least one anomalous behaviour is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Nozomi Networks Sagl
    Inventors: Alessandro Valente, Alessandro Zamberletti, Moreno Carullo
  • Patent number: 11831411
    Abstract: A switch may operate in a cut-through mode and a store-and-forward mode. While in a default cut-through mode, the switch continuously monitors ports for certain health metrics. If those health metrics fall below a threshold, the switch changes to operate in a store-and-forward mode, either for a predetermined period of time or until the health metrics rise above a threshold, at which point the switch can resume cut-through mode operations. If health metrics fall below an even lower threshold, or remain below threshold for a predefined period of time, the switch can automatically alert a remote system or software process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventor: Mark David Griswold
  • Patent number: 11831456
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide for preventing content capture within a communication session. In one embodiment, a method maintains a communication session with a number of participants, where session content is presented during the communication session to the participants, and where participants can request the session content to be captured for later access. The system receives or identifies one or more signals for capture prevention to be initiated for at least a portion of the session content. The system further receives, in real time during the communication session, a request from one of the participants for a current portion of session content to be captured. The system then determines, via processing of the one or more signals, that the current portion of session content is to be prevented from capture, and then prevents the current portion of session content from being captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Shane Paul Springer
  • Patent number: 11831455
    Abstract: A meeting support system includes: an acquisition processor that acquires medium information corresponding to a communication medium installed in the meeting room by communication of the user terminal with the communication medium; and a permission processor that identifies a meeting in which a user is scheduled to participate acquired from the user terminal, on the basis of user information for identifying the user and the medium information acquired from the user terminal. The permission processor permits login to a meeting support application of the identified meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keiko Hirukawa
  • Patent number: 11824672
    Abstract: User Equipment (“UEs”) associated with a conference may automatically join the conference (e.g., in situations where the teleconference is a scheduled teleconference or other suitable situations). As discussed below, when automatically joining a teleconference in such a manner, the UE may refrain from sending conference-related information (e.g., captured audio, video, etc.) to a teleconferencing system or to other participants of the teleconference until a user of the UE selects to join the teleconference. In this manner, control signaling or other setup procedures may be performed prior to the user selecting to join the teleconference, thus reducing the amount of time spent to perform such signaling or procedures after the user has indicated readiness to join the teleconference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatesan M. Sriraman, Vijay A. Senthil, Nagalakshmi Natarajan
  • Patent number: 11824673
    Abstract: Integrating an application and a chat session includes a first user identifying content from the application, wherein the application is independent of any chat session, the first user initiating the chat session with at least a second user that is remote from the first user by transmitting the content from the first user to the second user, where the first and second user establish the chat session in response to the content being transmitted, and the first user and the second user sharing the content in connection with the chat session. The content may be a portion of a photograph, a portion of an image, a portion of text from a document, and/or a portion of a screen. The portion may be automatically identified following the user pointing and marking up the content. The first user may mark up the content before transmitting it to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: EVERNOTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Phil Libin
  • Patent number: 11817964
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method, computer system, and computer program product for web conference recording correction is provided. The embodiment may include capturing a server-side recording of a web conference and a plurality of client-side recordings of the web conference. The embodiment may also include identifying one or more quality issues with the server-side recording. The embodiment may further include generating a reconstruction of the server-side recording that cures the one or more quality issues using one or more recordings within the plurality of client-side recordings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Phani Kumar V. U. Ayyagari, Madan K Chukka, Martin G. Keen, Vignesh Harish
  • Patent number: 11818016
    Abstract: A network design device executes the following steps: inputting a configuration condition of a network, a cost condition of the network, and a demand condition of the network; computing to solve an optimization problem with, at each base in the communication layer and computing layer, an objective function for minimizing a sum of a fixed cost and a variable cost at a communication link to be placed and a computer to be placed, a demand satisfaction condition that a demand for each computer is satisfied, a flow conservation condition that a traffic flow rate for a demand for each computer is conserved, and a capacity constraint that is a constraint due to a capacity of the communication link and computer at each base; and outputting a placement and a capacity of each of the communication link and computer obtained by the computing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masayuki Tsujino
  • Patent number: 11818015
    Abstract: Various example embodiments for supporting management of a communication device are presented. Various example embodiments for supporting management of a communication device based on a management model may support management of the communication device based on a management model that includes multiple data models configured to model objects representing elements of the communication device. Various example embodiments for supporting management of a communication device based on a management model may support management of the communication device based on a management model that includes multiple data models configured to support, for a given object representing an element of the communication device, association of sets of instance data generated for the object based on the multiple data models such that the communication device knows to apply the sets of instance data to the underlying operational object instance for the given object representing the element of the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Sterne, Richard Kent Foote, Lori-Ann Mcgrath
  • Patent number: 11818023
    Abstract: A traffic-aware switch-shared cache scheduling method includes: S1, setting a cache threshold of each outgoing port of a switch according to a traffic state of each outgoing port of the switch; S2, monitoring each outgoing port of the switch to determine whether an event of packet entry queue, packet exit queue, packet loss, buffer overflow or port queue state change occurs; S3, determining a traffic state of the outgoing port according to the event that occurs at the outgoing port and corresponding port queue state information; S4, setting a port control state according to the traffic state of the outgoing port; and S5, adjusting the cache threshold corresponding to the outgoing port according to the port control state, and performing S2 to continue monitoring until the switch stops working.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yong Cui, Sijiang Huang, Mowei Wang