Patents Examined by Khanh Q. Dinh
  • Patent number: 11184294
    Abstract: Methods and systems are for a content delivery management platform that organizes and monitors content delivery networks by the applications, features, or functions that they serve. The content delivery management platform is agnostic to the content delivery network. To provide this functionality, the content delivery management platform uses an abstraction layer to interface between the content delivery networks and the needs of the content provider (e.g., the owner of the content delivery management platform) as it serves users (e.g., provides the applications, features, or functions).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Maldonado Arjona, Amelia Neil, Sean Finney, Timothy Shull, Ahmed Mustafa, Nithya Lakshminarayanan
  • Patent number: 11184402
    Abstract: A method trains a neural network to recognize whether a resource is authorized to be returned to a requester. One or more processors train a neural network to traverse a policy enforcement hypergraph in order to identify a security policy to be used for a resource request and to authorize a use of a requested resource by a requester. The policy enforcement hypergraph is derived from a policy enforcement graph that expresses a set of security profiles for resources and requesters. The processor(s) receive a resource request for a requested resource from a requester, where the resource request includes a description of the requester. A system/user inputs a description of the received resource request and a description of the policy enforcement hypergraph into the trained neural network in order to selectively return the requested resource to the requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ashish Kundu, Joshua Payne, Arjun Natarajan, Roger C. Raphael, Scott Schumacher
  • Patent number: 11184314
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for prompting a reading state of a message, and an electronic device. The method includes: displaying, when a message having a reading state to be identified is sent in a conversation window including a plurality of users, a reading state prompt pattern corresponding to the message in the conversation window; determining current reading states of respective ones of the plurality of users for the message; counting a current number of users who have read the message based on the reading states; and controlling the reading state prompt pattern to be displayed in a state that reflects the current number of users who have read the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: TIANJIN BYTEDANCE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11178152
    Abstract: Nextdate provides an online dating and game experience for all participants, including live streamers, contestants, and viewers. Nextdate offers advantages over both offline and online speed dating. In respect to offline speed dating, Nextdate is better in that it provides conversational prompts to the participants (the “star” and the contestant), as well as a “Love-o-meter” and audience comments that provide additional items and context to which the participants can respond. In respect to online speed dating, Nextdate includes features that remove the friction from traditional online dating experience and encourage user participation. Nextdate may be implemented as a standalone app or as a tab or feature of another video-centric social networking app.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Meet Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Cook, Anton Djamoos, David Weinstein, Omar Beiruty, Jeremy Zorn
  • Patent number: 11165735
    Abstract: Systems and methods for email validation are disclosed. The email validation includes transforming format of emails to a predefined format understandable the present system and application of text mining component on the transformed format. The email validation further includes obtaining details from a repository related to a historical pattern associated with an email validation requirement and a cognitive learning operation employed for the historical email validation to ascertain an outcome of the historical validation for similar emails. The email validation also includes predicting misdirection of the email and change in configuration of the email account based on the validation of the email.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Vinu Varghese, Anil Kumar, Peter S. Carpenter, Nirav Sampat, Balaji Janarthanam, Shikhar Srivastava, Arun Viswanath, Basaveswara Kiran Dumpala, Narayan Sethi, Elaine T. Bombal
  • Patent number: 11159466
    Abstract: Activity information relating to activities of a respective electronic communication recipient accessing information associated with an electronic communication is received from each of a plurality of electronic communication clients. The activity information received from each of the plurality of electronic communication clients can indicate an amount of time the electronic communication is open in the respective electronic communication client. Based on the received activity information, each of the electronic communication recipients can be rated to generate at least one recommendation as to who is able to provide information pertaining to the electronic communication. The recommendation can be communicated to another electronic communication recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, Michelle M. Purcell, John Rice
  • Patent number: 11159583
    Abstract: Technologies for casting digital media content include a source computing device communicatively coupled to a destination computing device. The source computing device is configured to transmit a set of identifiers of the source computing device to the destination computing device and receive a set of identifiers of the destination computing device from the destination computing device. Each set of identifiers includes a version (e.g., hardware or software) associated with the respective computing device and a unique identifier of the respective computing device. The source computing device is additionally configured to determine a subset of casting session parameters from a set of casting session parameters based on the one or more capabilities of the destination computing device which are usable by the destination computing device to establish a casting session and stream digital media content in accordance with the subset of casting session parameters. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Karthik Veeramani, Preston J. Hunt
  • Patent number: 11159474
    Abstract: The present invention provides a social networking platform offering various services, such as, facilitating aggregation and management of a user's interaction on one or more social networking platforms, offering enhanced control over the level of privacy associated with the flow of user data, offering tools to customize the user's exposure to advertisement-related content on the social networking platform(s), integrating features to control aspects of how data/content is presented to and visualized by the user, empowering the user to multicast direct messages to other users without the other users having to meet certain constraints, empowering the user to create and/or join a group based on messaging threads, and the like. One or more of these enhanced services/features are associated with a powerful framework of authentication/permission model for access control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SGROUPLES, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Wolfe, Mark Weinstein
  • Patent number: 11153256
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed in which merchants on an e-commerce platform may use a same computer application to start and/or join discussion groups with other merchants on the e-commerce platform. An existing discussion group may be recommended to a merchant based on data specific to that merchant. A notification of the recommendation may be transmitted to the user interface of the merchant's device, and if the merchant accepts the recommendation, then the discussion group may be added to the set of discussion groups the merchant follows. Alternatively, a recommended discussion group may be automatically added to the set of discussion groups the merchant follows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SHOPIFY INC.
    Inventor: Michael Leander Perry
  • Patent number: 11153321
    Abstract: A secure investigation platform in a sovereign cloud includes a request processing system that is a user-facing system and receives requests to prepare for an incident investigation. A control message processing system creates a workspace, within the sovereign cloud, so that an investigation can be conducted within that workspace. The request processing system does not access the workspace and the control message processing system is not available for external access by a user. Data and functionality are ingested into the workspace. The control message processing system performs investigation preparation tasks within the workspace. The results of the investigation tasks are surfaced for user access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yoganand Rajasekaran, Raquibur Rahman, Ayla Kol, Philip Ross Moyer, Brijesh Bhupendra Desai, Zijun Hao, Mainul Mizan, Kameshwar Jayaraman, Benjamin Du, Ganesh Pandey, Parul Manek
  • Patent number: 11146503
    Abstract: Resource scheduling methods and a resource manager define leaf buckets, each of which have coordinates in corresponding dimensions in a coordinate space. Nodes having resource values in the corresponding dimensions are mapped on the leaf buckets. A task request identifies candidate nodes and requested resources that relate to the coordinate space dimensions. The leaf buckets are scanned to find a fittable node among the list of candidates. A result of the scan is stored in a positive or a negative cache entry. When a next task request of a same task group is received, scanning of the leaf buckets is performed using information from the positive or negative cache entry. For a positive cache entry, the scanning is initiated from a point where the previous scanning has ended. For a negative cache entry, the scanning ignores nodes that were found not to contain the requested resources in the previous scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Chen, Hao Hai Ma, Jason T. S. Lam
  • Patent number: 11146443
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for receiving, via a network, a request from a client to establish a network tunnel over the network. A credential is received from the client in order to establish the network tunnel. The client is authenticated based upon the credential. The client negotiates, via the network, to establish the network tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Ahmed Fuad Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 11134131
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile event streaming system that receives customer application lifecycle and user events including a message, event source and a destination then processes data for consumption by one or more customers, generating a secure data stream and sending the processed data over the generated data stream. An example system for receiving, processing, and delivering customer application lifecycle and user engagement data includes a server system having at least one processor, memory and a network interface where the memory stores program instructions for receiving, storing, processing and transmitting messages via the network interface. The mobile event streaming system may be a distributed content delivery service wherein the content delivered via the service is processed. Processing the data comprises the addition of metadata, one or more identifiers such as user, and event identifiers including predictions of future user engagement to enable real-time data consumption by customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Airship Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Herrick, Adam C. Lowry, Cory David Hoffman Kolbeck, Michael Shane Robert McHugh
  • Patent number: 11128730
    Abstract: Predictive pre-fetching of streams for 360 degree video is described. User view orientation metadata is obtained for a 360 degree video stream that includes data for a plurality of viewports. Data corresponding to one or more high-resolution frames for a particular one of the viewports is pre-fetched based on the user view orientation metadata and those frames are displayed. The high resolution frames are characterized by a higher resolution than for remaining viewports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Erik Beran, Todd Tokubo
  • Patent number: 11108857
    Abstract: Self-replicating management services for distributed computing architectures are provided herein. An example system method includes providing one or more nodes providing services; maintaining a quorum of a plurality of management servers by: providing at least a distributed coordination service for the one or more nodes on each of the plurality of management servers, the distributed coordination service being a datastore; managing, via a director, requests for data on the distributed coordination service from the one or more nodes; and promoting at least one of the one or more nodes to being one of the plurality of management servers, wherein promoting comprises replicating the distributed coordination service thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Elasticsearch B.V.
    Inventors: Alex Brasetvik, Njal Karevoll
  • Patent number: 11102271
    Abstract: Various techniques for temporal optimization of data operations using distributed search and server management are described, including configuring a host group using a manifest file, receiving a data file at a platform using an application programming interface, parsing the data file to generate a processed data file, the processed data file having a time characteristic associated with the data file, storing the data file at a location by comparing the time characteristic to the time range to determine the class, the server type, and the server on which to store the data file, reconciling the host group to determine whether the data file has changed, and modifying the data file by performing a data operation on the data file if the reconciling indicates the data file has changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Spredfast, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Manuel Falcao, Brett Hoerner, Matthew Swain, Adam McElwee
  • Patent number: 11088857
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving a blockchain request from a client application, determining a network latency between the client application and the endorsing node based on a network path between the client application and the endorsing node, extracting a timestamp from the blockchain request, determining whether the extracted timestamp is invalid based on the network latency between the client application and the endorsing node, and in response to determining that the timestamp is valid, generating an endorsement for the blockchain request and transmitting the endorsement to the client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sachiko Yoshihama, Tatsushi Inagaki, Yohei Ueda, Kohichi Kamijoh, Hiroaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11075876
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a social networking platform offering various services, such as, facilitating aggregation and management of a user's interaction on one or more social networking platforms, offering enhanced control over the level of privacy associated with the flow of user data, offering tools to customize the user's exposure to advertisement-related content on the social networking platform(s), integrating features to control aspects of how data/content is presented to and visualized by the user, empowering the user to multicast direct messages to other users without the other users having to meet certain constraints, empowering the user to create and/or join a group based on messaging threads, and the like. One or more of these enhanced services/features are associated with a powerful framework of authentication/permission model for access control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SGROUPLES, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Wolfe, Mark Weinstein
  • Patent number: 11075916
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the disclosed technologies include storing, in one or more searchable digital data structures, a set of digital entitlements; where an entitlement of the set of digital entitlements identifies a distinct computer functionality and a downstream service that can perform the distinct computer functionality using digital data; storing, in the one or more searchable digital data structures, a digital data entity; where the digital data entity includes a subset of the set of digital entitlements; storing, in the one or more searchable digital data structures, a digital mapping that associates digital data entities with entitlements of the set of digital entitlements; exposing the set of digital entitlements for use by the downstream service; exposing the digital data entity for use by an upstream service; in response to a creation of or an update of an instance of digital data via the upstream service, using the digital mapping to determine to perform the distinct computer functionality using the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Li Zhou, Armen N. Hamstra, Caleb T. Johnson, Yixiao Lu, Sumanth Kolar
  • Patent number: 11057280
    Abstract: A method for determining a performance trend of a software application based on performance indicators of the software application. The method receives corresponding access requests from the client computing machines from a user interface framework of the software application that includes at least one command for submitting corresponding operation requests, and estimates corresponding expected response times of the software application for serving the operation requests in response to the access requests. The expected response time of each of the operation requests is estimated according to a comparison of the operative conditions that correspond to the operation request with the performance trend. The method transmits corresponding performance artifacts that are based on the expected response times associated with the user interface framework, to the client computing machines that cause the client computing machines to provide corresponding warnings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nicola Milanese, Stefano Sidoti, Alberto Ginestroni