Patents Examined by Kenneth R. Coulter
  • Patent number: 11509704
    Abstract: A system configures a test case including a test script to validate a new product. The test script has a logic flow for communications through a sequence of network nodes and the test case includes pass/fail criteria for parameter data of packets communicated between the sequence of network nodes. The system initiates an automation engine that is configured to execute the test script and validates the new product based on actual parameter data relative to the pass/fail criteria. The system simulates the enhanced calling or messaging communications service to utilize by the new product during the test. The system instantiates a network probe that captures packets of the network nodes and extracts actual parameter data, which is compared to expected parameter data to generate test results relative to the pass/fail criteria. The system can present an indication that the new product passed/failed the test case based on the test results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA. Inc.
    Inventors: Nidhin Menon, Arnold Cataniag
  • Patent number: 11503101
    Abstract: A process of assigning video analytics tasks to computing devices. In operation, an electronic computing device obtains predicted scene data associated with a scene corresponding to which video data is to be captured at a particular time period using a video camera. The electronic computing device then estimates, based on the predicted scene data, an edge computing cost to be incurred to complete execution of a video analytics task at one or more edge computing devices and a cloud computing cost to be incurred to complete execution of the same video analytics task at one or more cloud computing devices. If the edge computing cost is lower than the cloud computing cost, then the electronic computing device assigns the video analytics task to the edge computing devices. Otherwise, then the electronic computing device assigns the video analytics task to the cloud computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Pietro Russo, Howard Hoffman, Sven Rebien, Bert Van Der Zaag
  • Patent number: 11503098
    Abstract: This disclosure provides embedding a messaging channel directly into a media stream, where messages delivered via the embedded messaging channel are the extracted at a client media player. An advantage of embedding a message is that it can be done in a single ingest point and then passes transparently through a CDN architecture, effectively achieving message replication using the native CDN media delivery infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Archer
  • Patent number: 11489875
    Abstract: The use of device context in applying security policies is provided by receiving a Domain Name Service (DNS) query for a network resource from a user device (UD) at a DNS analysis server, the DNS query including a functional label describing a context of the UD; analyzing the DNS query to determine whether the UD is permitted to access the network resource based on the functional label; and in response to the functional label indicating that the UD is not permitted to access the network resource, transmitting a block page to the UD. The functional label can be added to the DNS query by a Mobile Device Management application on the UD, a router associated with the UD, or an enterprise server. Contexts for previously blocked DNS queries can be aggregated to identify UDs sharing at least one value with the previously blocked DNS queries as security compromised devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Trifilo, Maria Carpen Amarie, Thomas Vegas, Anirban Karmakar, Shree N. Murthy
  • Patent number: 11488248
    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 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Wassersug, Charles Vice, Mayur Kapani
  • Patent number: 11483258
    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: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventor: David Byrne Reese
  • Patent number: 11483368
    Abstract: A method for streaming a video. The method includes determining a total bitrate for a segment of a video to be received and streamed; predicting a viewpoint of a user for the segment; and determining bitrates for one or more tiles in the segment based on the determined total bitrate and the predicted viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Sam Tak Wu Kwong, Xuekai Wei, Mingliang Zhou
  • Patent number: 11475291
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for sharing learned information among robots. In some implementations, a robot obtains sensor data indicating characteristics of an object. The robot determines a classification for the object and generates an embedding for the object using a machine learning model stored by the robot. The robot stores the generated embedding and data indicating the classification for the object. The robot sends the generated embedding and the data indicating the classification to a server system. The robot receives, from the server system, an embedding generated by a second robot and a corresponding classification. The robot stores the received embedding and the corresponding classification in the local cache of the robot. The robot may then use the information in the cache to identify objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Nareshkumar Rajkumar, Patrick Leger, Nicolas Hudson, Krishna Shankar, Rainer Hessmer
  • Patent number: 11477172
    Abstract: Various embodiments are provided for securing data compression in a computer environment are presented. Encryption cycles of a data compression stream may be optimized by applying a first type of encryption on a first section and a last section of compressed data and a second type of encryption on a middle section of compressed data, the first type of encryption containing key information relating to the middle section of the compressed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Bulent Abali, Guerney D. H. Hunt, Paul Gregory Crumley
  • Patent number: 11470151
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided in which wireless communication is performed through a mobile network. User selection of a hot key enables automatic synchronization of data in a mobile terminal with a web server upon entry into a wireless local area network (LAN) service area. A user ID and password are transmitted to the web server for. A type of data is set to be automatically transmitted based on a user selection. Upon the mobile terminal entering the wireless LAN service area and connecting to the web server, the data is automatically transmitted to the web server. The transmission of the data is stopped and a warning message is displayed, upon the mobile terminal exiting the wireless LAN service area. Upon the mobile terminal re-entering the wireless LAN service area, transmission of the data is automatically resumed from a point where the transmission was stopped, without reauthentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Jong Ryul Kim, Woo Soon Park, Jong Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 11463549
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for facilitating inter-proxy communication via an existing protocol. A proxy receives a message (e.g., request message) using a protocol, such as HTTP. If the proxy determines to add proxy relevant information to the message, then the proxy defines a new message header for the inter-proxy communication, which is added to the existing header section of the message. The proxy relevant information is then added in the newly added message header of the message. The message with the proxy relevant information is then transmitted to a subsequent proxy using the protocol of the underlying request-response transaction. In this manner, inter-proxy communications are enabled via an existing protocol (e.g., HTTP) that is used in the request-response transaction so that proxies can communicate with one another pertaining to matters (e.g., maintenance schedule) unrelated to the original intent of the transaction using the existing protocol (e.g., HTTP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mauro Marzorati, Seda Özses, Juraj Nyiri, Michael J. Santelia
  • Patent number: 11445243
    Abstract: Correcting encode bit rate errors developed by a hardware encoder with an outer software rate adjustment loop. The rate adjustment loop maintains a VBV (video buffering verifier) buffer model. When VBV buffer fullness is over a threshold, the rate adjustment loop drops frames. If below the threshold, periodically a rate adjustment analysis performed. If a number of frames above a threshold have been dropped, the hardware encoder bit rate is decreased. A leaky bucket is checked to determine in bits and out bits. If the number of in bits exceeds the number of out bits times a multiplier, the hardware encoder bit rate is decreased. If the number of in bits times a multiplier is less than the number of out bits, the hardware encoder bit rate is increased. Dropping frames on buffer condition provides shorter term correction and adjustment of the hardware encoder bit rate provides longer term correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: PLANTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 11431777
    Abstract: Devices, computer-readable media, and methods for providing a timeout for an adaptive bitrate streaming video chunk download are disclosed. For example, a processing system including at least one processor may determine a first bitrate for a first segment of a video program based upon an occupancy level of a video buffer of a device, request a first video chunk of the first segment encoded at the first bitrate, determine that the first video chunk is not received within a threshold of a duration of time after the requesting of the first video chunk, and request, responsive to the determining that the first video chunk is not received within the threshold of the duration of time, a second video chunk of the first segment encoded at a second bitrate that is lower than the first bitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mohammad Mahvash, Sassan Pejhan, Buu Kha, Garrett Newell
  • Patent number: 11425116
    Abstract: A backup system having a plurality of accounts for copying selected data between one or more account user computers and a system computer where an account user's computer connects to the system computer via the Internet. Selected data is copied between the account user's computer and the system computer including, documents, media files, and email in any file type or format. Additionally, the system is compatible with all types of computers, including personal data assistants and mobile telephones, and all types of operating systems. All of the software to operate the system is resident on the system computer with no hardware or software required on the account user computer beyond a conventional web browser. The system also includes a scheduler, a contacts manager, a reminder generator and file transfer system for third-party users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: LLC
    Inventor: Thomas E. Fiducci
  • Patent number: 11418592
    Abstract: Automated uploading of user and system data from one or more source computing systems to one or more destination storage repositories is provided. A data uploader module is installed on each computing system or is accessible by each computing system from which user and/or system data may need to be exported to a destination repository. Upon command, a data uploader module reads desired user data or system data from the computing system. The read data is transformed, if required, and the data is then exported to a destination storage repository. The exported data may be stored and analyzed at the destination storage repository from which it may be subsequently exported to other destinations, including back to the source computing system from which it was originally extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventors: Shiliang Li, Bei Lu, Shanming Xuan, Kuntao Yu, Jiajie Zhong, Zhigang Zhuang, Jay D. Austin, Jr., Hai-Yun He, Yunquan Peng
  • Patent number: 11409832
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method for remediating issues on webpages through client-side fixes that are performed without modifying underlying webpage code includes receiving, at a remediation server system, a request for remediation code, the request for remediation code originating from a client computing device that has accessed a webpage that has a statement requiring the remediation code, the webpage being part of a website that is hosted by a third party server system, the request identifying the webpage that is requesting the remediation code. The method can further include identifying one or more specific remediations for remediating issues on the website; accessing one or more specific remediation code portions; and accessing a client-side remediation code engine. The method can further include transmitting the client-side remediation code engine and the one or more specific remediation code portions to the client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Siteimprove A/S
    Inventor: Kasper Kronborg Isager
  • Patent number: 11411946
    Abstract: Different cloud software applications may be efficiently integrated in a secure manner, by providing each system with a dedicated Integration Setup URL/Endpoint. This endpoint can be derived from the base URL together with an Integration Setup User Interface (UI). Security is afforded through verification of certain properties. Cryptographically secured customer identification (via public key certificates) can ensure that customer A does not connect to systems of customer B. Also, business type information or landscape/zone can be referenced assign a tenant to a software variant (development, test, production). This prevents, e.g., a development system of type A from accidentally being connected to a production system of type B. Integration setup may be triggered per an integration scenario from one of the two affected endpoints, or from a separate (e.g., central) system. The configuration may be written on both sides with reasonable defaults, with the double confirmation ensuring compliance and security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Christian Bornhardt
  • Patent number: 11405393
    Abstract: Techniques to handle calls to web services via a service proxy are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a technique includes an intermediate server receiving a request from a client device to the web service at a target server. In response to receiving the request, the intermediate server can authenticate the received request from the client device and upon successful authentication of the received request, forward the request to the targeted server and invoking the web service to process the forwarded request because the intermediate server is authenticated with the target server. The technique can also include receiving, at the intermediate server, data from the target server that represents execution results of the request by the web service at the target server. Upon receiving the data, the intermediate server can then forward to the client device, the data representing execution results of the request by the web service at the target server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jin Ma, Linda Chen Gray, Betsy McIntyre, Jun Chen, Elena Catrinescu
  • Patent number: 11405414
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for a centralized resource transfer engine for facilitating resource transfers between distributed IoT devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Eren Kursun
  • Patent number: 11405355
    Abstract: An identification device specifies a boundary which divides rows of IP addresses, which are included in an IP address block and sorted in a predetermined order, into a plurality of parts based on AS numbers, e2LDs, PTR records, etc. of the IP addresses. When the number of the IP addresses included in the part divided by the boundary is equal to or more than a parameter N, which can be arbitrarily set, an identification unit identifies the IP addresses included in the part as dynamic IP addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Daiki Chiba, Mitsuaki Akiyama