Patents Examined by Jude Jean-Gilles
  • Patent number: 11516276
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for dynamically switching between synchronous and asynchronous communication channels. A communication request can be received from an application, and a request identifier can be generated for the communication request. The communication request can be transmitted to an edge server application via a first communication channel. The first communication channel can be selected from a plurality of communication channels based at least in part on a policy. In an instance in which a condition specified by the policy is detected in the transmission of the communication request, a second communication channel can be selected from the plurality of communication channels. The communication request can be transmitted to the edge server application using the second communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Raunak Ravindra Singwi, Akeem Lamar Jenkins, Marc Wayne Brotherson, Shivali Sharma, Sean James Huntley
  • Patent number: 11509555
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples for offline detection of Internet of Things (IoT) devices or any type of devices that report a heartbeat or status indication. A linked hash map be utilized as a data structure in which heartbeat message are stored. The oldest heartbeat message is stored at the head of the data structure so that only the head of the data structure requires checking if the oldest node is designated as online.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Xu, Jong Ho Won, Karen Brems
  • Patent number: 11503049
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining one or more first devices that are Internet devices meeting all of the following conditions: residing at a given location; equipped with one or more ambience sensing capable sensors; and operation mode being such that their ambience sensing capable sensors should not cause transmission of data. One or more second devices are determined that are Internet devices at the given location and equipped with one or more elements capable of causing an ambient stimulation detectable by the sensors of one or more first devices. Data transmissions of the first devices are monitored. Issuing of the ambient stimulation is caused by a subset of the one or more second devices. It is determined whether the issuing of the ambient stimulation caused a significant change in the monitored data transmissions of the first devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: David Duffy, Matthew Lawrenson, Harm Cronie
  • Patent number: 11489898
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing a media stream including segments with common headers via a network based media processing (NBMP) function, performed by at least one processor. The method includes obtaining an input stream including one or more segments, identifying a start code in the segments, wherein the start code is present at a beginning of a segment and the start code is a unique code that indicates a start of the segment, identifying a sequence number in the segments, wherein the sequence number indicates a location of a segment in the segments, splitting the input stream into sub-streams and signaling a location of a respective common header in each of the sub-streams, based on the start code and the sequence number, and merging the sub-streams and signaling a location of a common header, based on the start code and the sequence number, and generate an output stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: Iraj Sodagar
  • Patent number: 11489853
    Abstract: Various embodiments of apparatuses and methods for distributed threat sensor data collection and data export of a malware threat intelligence system are described. In some embodiments, the system comprises a plurality of threat sensors, deployed at different network addresses and physically located in different geographic regions in a provider network, which detect interactions from sources. In some embodiments, a distributed threat sensor data collection and data export service receives a stream of sensor logs from the plurality of threat sensors. The stream of sensor logs has information about interactions with the threat sensors, including an identifier of the source. The service aggregates the information in the sensor logs by the source, computes significance scores for each source where a significance score quantifies a likelihood that the source is engaging in threatening network communications, and provides the significance scores to other destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nima Sharifi Mehr
  • Patent number: 11477236
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided for identifying words likely to be used in new combo-squatted domains of a target domain. The method includes selecting the target domain. The method further includes storing, in a memory device, a sequence of previously detected combo-squatted domains from period [t-W, t-1]. The sequence includes a set of words W. The method also includes obtaining trends associated with the target domain at time t. The method additionally includes obtaining, by a hardware processor responsive to the trends, a trend distribution associated with the target domain at time t. The method further includes ranking, by a likelihood, a set of words E that have been extracted from the trend distribution and are expected to be used in the future in the new combo-squatting domains, responsive to the set of words W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pablo Salvador Loyola Heufemann, Kugamoorthy Gajananan, Hirokuni Kitahara, Yuji Watanabe, Fumiko Akiyama
  • Patent number: 11469957
    Abstract: A system and method are described for managing attributes in an IoT system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Afero, Inc.
    Inventors: Erhard Riedl, Joe Britt
  • Patent number: 11468917
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer readable media, and apparatuses for providing enhanced content are presented. Data including a first program, a first caption stream associated with the first program, and a second caption stream associated with the first program may be received. The second caption stream may be extracted from the data, and a second program may be encoded with the second caption stream. The first program may be transmitted with the first caption stream including first captions and may include first content configured to be played back at a first speed. In response to receiving an instruction to change play back speed, the second program may be transmitted with the second caption stream. The second program may include the first content configured to be played back at a second speed different from the first speed, and the second caption stream may include second captions different from the first captions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: TiVo Corporation
    Inventor: Ross Gilson
  • Patent number: 11463548
    Abstract: A telecommunications edge cloud (TEC) element comprising a plurality of TEC hardware components comprising a computing component that includes one or more processors, a storage component that includes a memory, a networking component, with the TEC device being deployed between a client and a packet network, the computing component being configured to manage a computing resource in the computing component, a networking resource in the networking component, and a storage resource in the storage component, allocate the computing resource for a first application of the plurality of different applications, execute the first application using the computing resource, allocate the networking resource for a second application of the plurality of different applications, execute the second application using the networking resource, allocate the storage resource for a third application of the plurality of different applications, execute the third application using the storage resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Wei, Jingjing Zhang, Konstantinos Kanonakis
  • Patent number: 11457034
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for detecting abusive requests. During operation, the system generates, based on one or more primary signals, a first set of clusters of network requests spanning a first period and a second set of clusters of requests spanning a second period. Next, the system stores, in a snapshot, a signature representing primary signal values and a first distribution of secondary signals in a first cluster in the first set of clusters. The system matches primary signal values from a second cluster in the second set of clusters to the signature and calculates a divergence score representing a deviation of a second distribution of secondary signals in the second cluster from the first distribution. When the divergence score violates a threshold, the system generates output for identifying additional network requests that contain one or more primary and secondary signal values in the second cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shoufu Luo, Yi-Wei Lin, Samridh Saluja, Rui Han
  • Patent number: 11451646
    Abstract: A transmitting terminal can transmit a content held by itself to a specific receiving terminal having no email software as if using a mailer. The transmitting terminal (10) and the receiving terminal (20) are connected to a delivery server (30) via a network (4). The delivery server (30) comprises: a database (36) for registering the device ID that specifies the receiving terminal (20); a content storage (39) for temporarily storing a content transmitted from the transmitting terminal (10); and table (33, 37) for managing contents separately on a per device ID basis of the receiving terminal. The delivery server (30), when receiving a request from the receiving terminal (20), refers to the tables (33, 27) and transmits to the receiving terminal (20) a content, the transmission destination of which corresponds to the device ID of the receiving terminal (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Mizosoe, Junji Shiokawa, Kazuto Yoneyama, Kunihiro Nomura, Masaaki Hiramatsu, Yasuhisa Mori, Takashi Yoshimaru, Kazuaki Aoyama, Tomomu Ishikawa, Yo Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11425216
    Abstract: A request is received from a client device over a Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnel. The request is received at a first one of a plurality of edge servers of a distributed cloud computing network. A destination of the request is determined and an optimized route for transmitting the request toward an origin server is determined. The optimized route is based at least in part on probe data between edge servers of the distributed cloud computing network. The request is transmitted to a next hop as defined by the optimized route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: CLOUDFLARE, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Philip Branch, Naga Sunil Tripirineni, Rustam Xing Lalkaka, Nick Wondra, Mohd Irtefa, Matthew Browning Prince, Andrew Taylor Plunk, Oliver Yu, Vlad Krasnov
  • Patent number: 11423327
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for estimating CPU, memory, and I/O utilization for a workload via out-of-band sensor readings using a machine learning model. The framework involves receiving sensor data associated with executing benchmark applications, obtaining ground truth utilization values for the benchmarks, preprocessing the training data to select a set of enhanced sequences, and using the enhanced sequences to train a random forest model to estimate CPU, memory, and I/O utilization given sensor monitoring data. Prior to the training phase, a machine learning model is trained using a set of predefined hyper-parameters. The trained models are used to generate estimations for CPU, memory, and I/O utilizations values. The utilization values are used with workload context information to assess the deployment and generate one or more recommendations for machine types that will best serve the workload in terms of system utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Onur Kocberber, Felix Schmidt, Craig Schelp, Andrew Brownsword, Nipun Agarwal
  • Patent number: 11405283
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments for constructing an abstract domain topology. In one embodiment, a Path Computation Element (PCE) is configured as a parent PCE to at least one child PCE. Each of the child PCEs is responsible for providing path computational services for a domain. Communication is established between the parent PCE and the at least one child PCE. The parent PCE receives from each of its child PCEs domain connection information corresponding to the domain of each child PCE. The parent PCE builds and maintains an abstract domain topology based on the domain connection information that it receives from its child PCEs. In one embodiment, the domain connection information is communicated from the child PCE to the parent PCE by adding a new notification-type (NT) and notification-value (NV) to a notification object in a Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP) notification message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Huaimo Chen
  • Patent number: 11394758
    Abstract: For each device in a collaborative environment, qualities of system characteristics are determined. Based on the respective qualities of each device, a subset of devices is identified, including at least one device having a highest first quality and at least one device having a highest second quality, each corresponding to a different system characteristic. One or more devices from the subset of devices are then selected, based on the first quality and the second quality of each device of the subset of devices, to perform a function associated with the respective system characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Makam Gupta, Pooja Srivastava
  • Patent number: 11388244
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method, a device, and a program product for managing a computer system. One method includes: receiving a service request for the computer system, the service request describing an operation state of the computer system; respectively determining similarities between the service request and multiple historical service requests performed for the computer system, the multiple historical service requests respectively describing multiple historical operation states of the computer system; and determining, in response to determining that a similarity between the service request and a historical service request among the multiple historical service requests satisfies a predetermined similarity condition, a solution for processing the service request based on a pairing of the service request with the historical service request and a historical solution for processing the historical service request. Further, a corresponding device and a corresponding program product are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Jiacheng Ni, Min Gong, Zijia Wang, Zhen Jia, Bin He
  • Patent number: 11381462
    Abstract: Aspects are described for managing a network of things and applications that are distributed, such as geographically or globally distributed. One exemplary aspect of the system and method is based on a centralized cloud-based processing unit that implements a Rule Processing Application (RPA) and compiles a set of User Rules. The execution of the User Rules is distributed across a number of independent Decision Making Algorithms (DMA). Each DMA can be implemented in one or more devices (e.g., servers, gateways, processing units, etc.) distributed across the network such as a worldwide network. One exemplary method also utilizes gateways within Local Area Networks (LANs) with the characteristics that (i) each gateway communicates with a centralized cloud-based processing unit and (ii) each gateway can respond to commands from the centralized cloud-based processing unit to alter the gateway's functionality and implement a DMA (in whole or in part).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: YODIWO AB
    Inventors: George Papadopoulos, Alexandros Maniatopoulos, Nikolaos Kostis, Petros Vasileiou, Sofia-Maria Dima, Per MÃ¥rtensson, Emmanouil Galetakis
  • Patent number: 11374780
    Abstract: Systems and methods for usage-based device naming and grouping are disclosed. For example, trigger events that indicate when a device should be renamed, added to a device group, and/or added to a routine may be determined. Usage data representing usage of the device may be received and utilized to determine if a trigger event occurs. When a trigger event occurs, a recommendation for renaming, grouping, etc. may be determined and sent to a user device. Upon acceptance of the recommendation, the device may be renamed, grouped, and/or added to a routine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aniruddha Basak, Yu Liu, George Strajan, Hersh Sridhar Iyer, Sara Parker Hillenmeyer, William Evan Welbourne
  • Patent number: 11375335
    Abstract: A system and method for publishing digital media to an end user at a specified location includes a computing device. The computing device displays a map portion of a geographic region on a digital display. The computing device receives at least one selection by a primary user for a portion of the geographic region represented by the map, creating at least one geofence, and the computing device may attach digital media to the at least one first geofence by the primary user. The digital media is retrievable from a mobile computing device of an end user when the mobile computing device is within a geographic location corresponding to the at least one geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Timothy Edwin Argo
  • Patent number: 11374990
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for integrating content management systems with web conferencing facilities. An overlay annotation generated via a web conferencing facility is associated with a content object of a content management system. Integration code at the web conferencing facility displays a portion of the content object of the content management system. As user generates an overlay annotation during the web conferencing session while the content object is displayed in an interaction window of the web conferencing facility. After the overlay annotation has been captured, the content management system receives the overlay annotation from the web conferencing facility and stores the overlay annotation in an annotation content object separate from the content object of the content management system. Registrations and other associations between the overlay annotation object and the content object itself are stored for either or both of the overlay annotation object and the content object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Derrik Randal Lansing, Michelle Sangeun Oh