Patents Examined by Krisna Lim
  • Patent number: 9787619
    Abstract: A method of caching communications for devices being transported by vehicles includes receiving, at a vehicle via a forward link, a message directed to the vehicle and a plurality of other vehicles. The message includes: (i) content to be delivered to a requesting mobile computing device being transported by the vehicle or one of the plurality of other vehicles, and (ii) an indication of at least some of the content to be cached in one or more computer readable storage media disposed on the vehicle. The method further includes determining if the requesting mobile computing device is being transported by the vehicle, and, if the requesting mobile computing device is being transported by the vehicle, forwarding at least some of the content to the requesting mobile computing device. At least some of the content is then stored on the one or more computer readable storage media disposed in the vehicle based on the indication of the least some of the content to be cached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: GOGO LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Adrian Lauer, Rukmani Loganathan
  • Patent number: 9787604
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a cloud computing infrastructure having a rights management device, which is designed to manage operating rights for at least one application which can be executed in the cloud computing infrastructure for the purpose of controlling the operation of the at least one application in the cloud computing infrastructure, to evaluate the managed operating rights with respect to execution of the at least one application and to output an execution enable on the basis of the evaluation of the operating rights, and having an execution device which is designed to execute the at least one application in the cloud computing infrastructure on the basis of the output execution enable. The present invention also discloses a method for operating at least one application in a cloud computing infrastructure and an application for execution in a cloud computing infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jörg Bartholdt, Ludwig Andreas Mittermeier
  • Patent number: 9779095
    Abstract: Systems are provided to enable users of a streaming media playback system to access play-lists generated automatically based on input of a plurality of users regarding previously played media resources, and to provide user input regarding the media resources of the play-lists. The user input regarding media resources may be received from a plurality of users using a plurality of playback interfaces executing on a plurality of internet enabled multimedia computing platforms. A rating component determines rating information from the user inputs provided by the plurality of users and modifies the rating information in an organizational data structure that describes rating information for the media resources. The system further includes a play-list generator adapted to generate and store or dynamically generate at least one play-list at least based on the rating information in the organizational data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: George Aposporos
  • Patent number: 9772652
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a processor, an access controller, a real-time clock, and a basic input/output system. The access controller may be communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to execute a client for retrieving real time via a network communicatively coupled to the access controller. The real-time clock may be communicatively coupled to the access controller. The basic input/output system may be embodied in one or more instructions readable and executable by the processor and configured to, during a power-on/self-test of the basic input/output system, read real time from the access controller and write the real time to the real-time clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Lambert, Bhavesh Govindbhai Patel, Mukund P. Khatri
  • Patent number: 9767011
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects may include collecting a set of globalization data. The set of globalization data may relate to a set of globalization parameters. Based on the set of globalization data, it may be determined to execute a set of globalization testing operations. Accordingly, the set of globalization data may be processed by executing the set of globalization testing operations. In response to the processing, a set of globalization test output data can be established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yang Fan, Denise M. Genty, Su Liu, Boyi Tzen
  • Patent number: 9762502
    Abstract: The present application describes a system and method for a virtual machine to classify a packet. Once the virtual machine (VM) classifies the packet, it bypasses a hypervisor to enqueue the packet directly on a hardware transmission queue. The NIC will then verify that the VM classified and enqueued the packet correctly. If the packet was classified properly, it is transmitted over the wire to its destination. In this regard, the system and method provides a technique for verifying that the VM is enqueuing packets properly, while improving performance by allowing high-rate flows to bypass the hypervisor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Clifford Mogul, Jakov Seizovic, Yuhong Mao, Benjamin Charles Serebrin
  • Patent number: 9756122
    Abstract: In one embodiment, in a hierarchy of nodes, a master node having two or more child nodes obtains from the two or more child nodes two or more sets of data samples or summaries associated therewith, the two or more sets of data samples being representative of traffic processed via two or more sets of servers corresponding to the two or more child nodes, wherein a size of each of the two or more sets of data samples is proportional to an allocation of traffic among the two or more sets of servers corresponding to the two or more child nodes. Each of the two or more sets of data samples is obtained from a different one of the two or more child nodes and represents traffic processed by a corresponding one of the two or more sets of servers. The master node combines the two or more sets of data samples or summaries associated therewith such that a combined set of data is generated. The master node ascertains a numerical value from the combined set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Yahoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Wexler, Robert Ames, Ian Flint
  • Patent number: 9749849
    Abstract: A system and methods for storing and associating wireless enabled devices with personal information from their users are disclosed. The system may include a registry for storing the wireless enabled devices unique identifiers and their associated personal information. The system may also include methods for delivering content or triggering actions by identifying a user within range of a wireless access point. The user may be identified by a wireless enabled device unique identifier included in a probe message broadcast by the wireless enabled device and received by a wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: The Wireless Registry, Inc.
    Inventor: Stillman Bradish
  • Patent number: 9749272
    Abstract: A method, executed by a computer, for context-dependent message management, includes receiving proxy recipient information from a target recipient, detecting that a message is being drafted to the target recipient while the target recipient is unavailable, and suggesting a proxy recipient in place of the target recipient. The proxy recipient information may identify multiple proxy recipients organized according to message topic. The proxy recipient information may also describe one or more topics for which a target recipient is available and/or suitable. Proxy recipient information may be determined automatically or may be provided by a user. Furthermore, the proxy recipient information may include availability information. In one embodiment, a user approves of the proxy recipient prior to transmitting the message. In another embodiment, the target recipient is able to preemptively receive the message. A computer system and computer program product corresponding to the above method are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sandro Piccinini, Stefano Sidoti
  • Patent number: 9730075
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for detecting illegitimate devices on wireless networks may include (1) generating a fake network identification string that uniquely identifies a fake wireless network, (2) transmitting a request to connect to the fake wireless network, (3) receiving, in response to the request, a response from a network device that indicates the fake wireless network is available, and (4) determining, based on receiving the response that indicates the fake wireless network is available, that the network device is illegitimate. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Shavell, Matt Boucher, Christopher Robichaud, Kevin Jiang
  • Patent number: 9729480
    Abstract: A method of exchanging messages between users over a network includes receiving a registration request from an organization and provisioning an organizational sub-domain, verifying the registration request according to requirements of a first protocol and provisioning a first user address that is part of the organizational sub-domain, and sending a message from the first user address to a second user address according to the first protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: KNO2 LLC
    Inventor: Therasa Bell
  • Patent number: 9721281
    Abstract: An example computer-readable storage medium stores an information processing program, and this information processing program causes a computer of an information processing apparatus 10A to function as a close proximity communication unit 13 and an information processing unit 12. The close proximity communication unit 13 receives communication history data indicating a history of communication of application data by an information processing apparatus 10C by close proximity communication from the information processing apparatus 10C by close proximity communication. The information processing unit 12 performs predetermined information processing with the communication history data received by the close proximity communication unit 13 as a parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Niitani, Masahiro Shiotani, Toyokazu Nonaka, Takehiko Hosokawa, Kouichi Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 9723110
    Abstract: A system and method can support across-domain messaging in a transactional middleware machine environment. Using a proxy model, a first transaction domain can export one or more services to a second transaction domain, wherein said one or more services are imported from a third transaction domain. Furthermore, a first gateway server in the transaction domain can receive a request from a client in the second transaction domain to invoke said one or more services in the third transaction domain, and can route the request to a server in the third transaction domain that provides said one or more services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lin Yang, Xiangdong Li, Yunrong Zheng, Yunhao Wang
  • Patent number: 9712411
    Abstract: A data processing method, comprising: using computing apparatus, causing instantiating a plurality of baseline application instances that are running a first version of software, and one or more canary application instances that are running a second version of the software; using computing apparatus including a load balancer, causing selectively routing a first proportion of incoming requests to the baseline instances, and routing a second proportion of the incoming requests to the canary instances; monitoring the plurality of canary instances to collect performance data for performance metrics; determining that the performance data indicates a negative performance issue, and in response thereto: using computing apparatus, automatically updating the first proportion to be larger and updating the second proportion to be smaller, and then reconfiguring the load balancer based upon the first proportion and the second proportion; terminating one or more of the canary application instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Ariel Tseitlin, Joseph Sondow
  • Patent number: 9712465
    Abstract: A method has acts for coupling from a computerized server executing software on a processor from a non-transitory medium to two or more computerized appliances operated by persons in a contact center, and updating text composition and editing results in real time in a display of each of the computerized appliances as any person operating a coupled computerized appliance composes or edits in a text-based communication application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Stéphane Blecon, Boris Nicolas
  • Patent number: 9692721
    Abstract: Techniques for invitations for establishing relationships are described. In at least some embodiments, an architecture is implemented which provides simple and integrated ways for establishing relationships between various entities. The architecture includes invitations that can be used to invite users to establish relationships with entities. A user that receives an invitation can interact with the invitation, such as to accept or decline an invitation to establish a relationship with an entity. If a user accepts an invitation, a relationship can be established between the user and an inviting entity. In at least some embodiments, the relationship can enable the user to perform various actions and/or access resources associated with the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Lutfiye Umit Yalcinalp, John A. Trammel, Shyama P. Padhi, Christian Elgart, Jason M. Copeland, Alexandru Rosiu, Daniel C. Brotsky, Andrei Kalfas
  • Patent number: 9686242
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing web services from using sensitive data in customizing web pages for a user. In one embodiment, a protection system is implemented between the user and the web service. The protection system identifies past interactions of the user with the web service, identifies text in the past interactions between the user and the web service, and identifies subjects discussed in the text. The protection system then communicates with the user to determine which of the subjects are sensitive to the user, and deletes a history stored by the web service for the user that relates to the sensitive subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignees: Alcatel Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Nisheeth Shrivastava, Sharad Jaiswal, Saurabh Panjwani, Saurabh Shukla, Animesh Nandi, Thomas Woo
  • Patent number: 9686334
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for transmitting a media data stream and a thin client, and the method includes: a media channel is established between a first thin client and a second thin client, wherein a first media module is pre-configured in the first thin client and a second media module is pre-configured in the second thin client; and the media data stream is transmitted between the first media module pre-configured in the first thin client and the second media module pre-configured in the second thin client through the media channel. The present disclosure solves problems of network time delay and data distortion caused by a fact in the prior art that media data need to be transmitted between a thin client and a virtual desktop through using a protocol such as RDP so as to implement interaction of data between two thin clients, thus achieving technical effectives of improvement on the data transmission rate and accuracy of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hongling Chen
  • Patent number: 9680914
    Abstract: A method of providing an update to a user mobile communication device, wherein the update comprises at least one new credential for a user mobile communication device following a change of a domain name related to a service, the method comprising changing the domain name, changing a state of an at least one old credential for the user mobile communication device used at the service to transient, granting access to the service to the user mobile communication device in response to a request for access using the at least one transient credential, determining if the user mobile communication device is in an acceptable environment to update to the at least one new credential and, when the user mobile communication device is in an acceptable environment, updating the user mobile communication device to the at least one new credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Drews, Brian D. Farst, Young S. Lee, Raymond E. Reeves
  • Patent number: 9680872
    Abstract: Custom policies are definable for use in a system that enforces policies. A user, for example, may author a policy using a policy language and transmit the system through an application programming interface call. The custom policies may specify conditions for computing environment attestations that are provided with requests to the system. When a custom policy applies to a request, the system may determine whether information in the attestation is sufficient for the request to be fulfilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Branchek Roth, Eric Jason Brandwine