Patents Examined by Kenneth R. Coulter
  • Patent number: 11979450
    Abstract: A communication method includes receiving, by a first communication apparatus, indication information from a second communication apparatus, and determining, by the first communication apparatus, a first quality of service (QoS) of the extended reality (XR) service based on the at least one piece of QoS of an XR service. The first communication apparatus is a core network device or an access network device. The indication information is useable to indicate at least one piece of QoS of the XR service. The XR device receives data of the XR service or sends data of the XR service by a terminal device. The second communication apparatus is an XR server or a chip in the XR server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qufang Huang, Jingwang Ma, Yuejun Wei, Nijun Li
  • Patent number: 11979333
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media facilitate adaptive multi-system operations. Electronic communications from resource-controlling systems and/or monitoring devices may be monitored to identify signals corresponding to processes performed by the resource-controlling systems, resource capacities of resources controlled by the resource-controlling systems, and states of the resource-controlling systems. System interactions that correspond to a defined event may be detected. A protocol that includes parameter constraints mapped to the defined event identified. Operating conditions of the resource-controlling systems and/or metrics of processes performed may be determined based on the monitoring. A subset of the resource-controlling systems may be identified as a function of the operating conditions and/or the metrics. A resource-controlling system may be caused to allocate corresponding resources and perform the processes in accordance with the protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: THE WESTERN UNION COMPANY
    Inventors: Sundaresh Sathasivan, Manjot Sohi, Charmi Shah, Sanjay Sankolli, Ajit Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar Nagle, Dattatreya Akella, Sandipan Pal, Dhanya Nair
  • Patent number: 11968131
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for mediating user access to services over a network are described. Access is provided by a service network host to a plurality of connectors providing access to a plurality of services over the network. The services are provided by entities independent from the service network host. The connectors including a first connector are configured to communicate with a first service using a first format to retrieve or modify data associated with the first service. The first connector is further configured to identify one or more methods or data fields of the first service. The service network host is further configured to provide, to a computer associated with a user over the network, one or more directions for using the first connector to display and/or modify data from the first service over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventor: David Byrne Reese
  • Patent number: 11968122
    Abstract: The present invention provides a joint optimization method and system for delay and spectrum occupation in a cloud-edge collaborative network. The method includes: initializing a cloud-edge collaborative network, and generating a set of user requests; establishing a target function of minimum average end-to-end delay and minimum spectrum slot occupation of a user request; during processing of each user request based on the target function, sequentially determining whether a node and path selection uniqueness constraint, a mobile edge computing (MEC) server load constraint, a spectrum resource occupation and uniqueness constraint, a spectrum continuity constraint, and a spectrum consistency constraint are satisfied, where if all constraints are satisfied, the user request is successfully processed, and the process turns to step S4; or if any constraint is not satisfied, the user request fails to be processed; and calculating average end-to-end delay and spectrum resource occupancy of the user request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Bowen Chen, Ling Liu, Ruixin Liang, Shoucui Wang, Qi Chen, Gangxiang Shen, Mingyi Gao, Weidong Shao, Hong Chen
  • Patent number: 11966879
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to the sharing of synchronization information corresponding to content among devices in a communication network. An originating device collects synchronization information related to the presentation of content to a user via the originating device. The synchronization information is defined according to reference points related to the presentation of the content to the user via the originating device, including a current state of the presentation of the content and/or additional information obtained during the presentation of the content. Based on detection of a synchronization event, the originating device transmits the collected synchronization information, resulting in the receipt of the synchronization information by one or more receiving devices. Thereafter, the presentation of the content to the user on one of the receiving devices can incorporate the synchronization information collected and transmitted by the originating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Kessel, Ian W. Freed, Guy A. Story, Howard Wolfish, Amit D. Agarwal, Nanyan Li, John Lattyak, James C. Slezak, Beryl Tomay, Jeffrey P. Bezos
  • Patent number: 11968245
    Abstract: The technology described herein relates to implementing an adaptive bitrate (ABR) algorithm at edge nodes. A method for implementing an ABR algorithm at an edge node may include receiving at the edge node a request for a video segment from a client according to the client's ABR algorithm, the request indicating a quality. A weighted sum score for each of a set of qualities may be computed based on a quality score and a fairness score using the ABR algorithm at the edge node, the qualities including at least the requested quality and another quality. A modified request may be generated in response to the weighted sum score for the other quality being better than the weighted sum score for the requested quality. The modified request may be sent to a server. The video segment in the other quality may be received from the server and provided to a client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: BITMOVIN, INC.
    Inventors: Jesús Aguilar-Armijo, Ekrem Çetinkaya, Hermann Hellwagner, Christian Timmerer
  • Patent number: 11961607
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a digital image transfer system for guaranteed high speed and failsafe transfer and deep learning analysis of complicated digital images. In particular, the transfer methods and systems are suited for medical images, such as CT and MR scans, especially when a large number of images needs to be transferred and looked at immediately, such as when a patient is acute danger of life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventor: Jaap Teeuwen
  • Patent number: 11962514
    Abstract: Systems, computer-readable media, and methods are disclosed for parallel data processing for service function chains with network functions spanning multiple servers. An example system includes a first server hosting a first network function of a service function chain, a second server hosting a second network function of the service function chain, a mirror function deployed in a first switch to replicate a plurality of packets received by the system and to send respective copies of the plurality of packets to the first network function and to at least one of the second network function and a third network function of the service function chain, and a merge function deployed in a second switch to merge respective outputs of the first network function and the at least one of the second network function and the third network function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P, REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Muhammad Bilal Anwer, Zhi-Li Zhang, Yang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11962488
    Abstract: Supporting Multipath Transmission Control Protocol (MPTCP) subflows using multipath links, and more specifically supporting MPTCP subflows using Wi-Fi Multi-Link Operation (MLO) or cellular multi-link support may be provided. A multipath link may be established between an Access Point (AP) and a station (STA). The STA may mark the multipath link as Multipath Transmission Control Protocol (MPTCP) capable. Next, a request for an addition of a MPTCP subflow may be received. In response to receiving the request, the MPTCP subflow may be bound to the multipath link, and data from the MPTCP subflow may be sent over the multipath link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Mark Grayson
  • Patent number: 11962670
    Abstract: A content selection server including a processor configured to receive personal preference information from a plurality of personal media devices, select content based on the personal preference information, and provide playback of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, Weidong Hu, Armstrong Soo
  • Patent number: 11956293
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the selection of a network interface/CDN pair from among multiple network interface/CDN pairs are provided. In an embodiment, a method includes retrieving information about sets of CDNs accessible via different network interfaces of a device. A plurality of network interface/CDN pairs are then identified, and performance metrics for each pair are measured. A best pair is selected, and is used to retrieve the next segments of a requested content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Adeia Guides Inc.
    Inventors: Antti Heikkinen, Mikko Uitto
  • Patent number: 11936711
    Abstract: A sidelink connection is created between each device of a plurality of devices. If the sidelink connection quality is not sufficient to transmit a first version of a segment encoded at a first quality level, a lower quality version of the segment may also be retrieved. The lower quality version of the segment may be retrieved by a different device than the device that retrieved the first version of the segment. If the segment is requested from a first device by a second device and the sidelink connection between the first device and the second device is not sufficient to transmit the first version of the segment, the first device may cause transmission of the lower quality version of the segment retrieved by a third device to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Antti Heikkinen, Mikko Uitto
  • Patent number: 11935122
    Abstract: Systems for and methods of evaluating messaging, comprising, receiving, via at least one server device, one or more messages, and said at least one server device processing at least one of the one or more messages by grading content included in said at least one message, applying a weighting factor to said at least one message according to said grading, thereby determining a weighted message count for said at least one message, aggregating the weighted message count for said at least one message, and initiating an action if the aggregated weighted message count meets or exceeds a predetermined count threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Wassersug, Charles Vice, Mayur Kapani
  • Patent number: 11936710
    Abstract: A sidelink connection is created between each device of a plurality of devices. A first device connected to a content source retrieves a manifest file for the media from the content source. The first device then notifies other devices, including a second device not connected to the content source, that the manifest file is available from the first device. Based on connection metrics of each device, it is determined which of the devices has the highest quality connection to the content source. If, for example, the first device is determined to have the highest quality connection, then the first devices retrieves a segment of the media from the content source, stores the segment in a cache of the first device, and delivers the segment to other devices in response to requests for the segment received from each device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Antti Heikkinen, Mikko Uitto
  • Patent number: 11929991
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for entering user credentials through a proxy. One example method generally includes receiving, at a user device, a push request for user data from a cloud server and receiving a request file from an aggregation system. The method further includes injecting user credentials stored on the user device into the request file, wherein when injected the user credentials replace at least one dummy entry of the request file, and transmitting the request file to a data source associated with the request file. The method further includes receiving user data from the data source and transmitting the user data to the aggregation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Intuit, Inc.
    Inventors: Muniyaraj Samayavel, Prashant Asthana
  • Patent number: 11916730
    Abstract: An Internet of Things (IoT) network includes an orchestrator to issue service management requests, a service coordinator to identify components to participate in the service, and a component to perform a network service element. An IoT network includes an IoT device with service enumerator, contract enumerator, and join contract function. An IoT network apparatus includes permissions guide drafter for discovered peers, and permissions guide action executor. An IoT network apparatus includes floating service permissions guide drafter for discovered hosts, host hardware selector, floating service permissions guide executor, and service wallet value transferor. An IoT network apparatus includes permissions guide drafter for first and second discovered peers, parameter weight calculator, permissions guide term generator, and permissions guide action executor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith Nolan, Mark Kelly, Michael Nolan, Davide Carboni, Cliodhna Ni Scanaill, Eugene Ryan, Richard Davies, John Brady
  • Patent number: 11909780
    Abstract: A method, computer program, and computer system for enabling peer-to-peer media streaming using service enabler architecture layer (SEAL). The method may be executed by one or more processors, and the method may include receiving, by a vertical application layer (VAL) server, a request for a media session negotiation between one or more client devices, and retrieving, by the vertical application layer (VAL) server, transport layer information associated with each of the one or more client devices using network address translation traversal. The method may further include transmitting, by the vertical application layer (VAL) server, agreed session description protocol (SDP) parameters based on the transport layer information, wherein the agreed session description protocol (SDP) parameters are used to establish a peer-to-peer media streaming session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Shuai Zhao, Stephan Wenger, Shan Liu
  • Patent number: 11902181
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a computer program product, and a computer system for managing permissions in cloud computing. A computer detects n times of attempts of an action in cloud computing, where the n times of attempts are initiated by a user who has no permission to perform the action, where n is a predetermined number triggering generation of a request for a permission to perform the action. A computer generates the request for the permission for the user. A computer determines whether the request has been pre-approved. In response to determining that the request has been pre-approved, a computer automatically approves the request. In response to determining that the request has not been pre-approved, a computer adds metadata about the user to the request and sends the request with the metadata to a cloud administrator, where the cloud administrator approves or denies the request based on the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paritosh Ranjan, Lamogha Chiazor
  • Patent number: 11895175
    Abstract: A method and processing unit for creating and rendering synchronized content for content rendering environment are described in present disclosure. Initially, live content rendered to users in content rendering environment is received. Further, inputs from first user, and optionally from one or more second users is collected during rendering of live content. The inputs comprises user inputs provided in at least one of virtual environment and user actions in real-world environment. Inputs are collected along with at least one of corresponding time stamp and corresponding spatial stamp in content rendering environment. Upon collecting inputs, live content is synchronized with the inputs based on at least one of the time and spatial stamp, and context mapping of the inputs with segments of the live content to output a synchronized content. By rendering such synchronized content to the user, replication of live rendering of the content may be experienced by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: ZEALITY INC
    Inventors: Dipak Mahendra Patel, Avram Maxwell Horowitz, Karla Celina Varela-Huezo
  • Patent number: 11876849
    Abstract: A media service processing method, applied to an electronic device, includes providing, by an application running on the electronic device, a media service for a user, sending, to a server, request signaling requesting to send data of the media service to an intermediate storage unit, storing, in the intermediate storage unit, the data, moving the data from the intermediate storage unit to a target storage unit, wherein storage space of the intermediate storage unit is greater than storage space of the target storage unit, obtaining the data from the target storage unit, and playing the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Yang, Fenghui Dou, Hui Jin