Patents Examined by Kyung H. Shin
  • Patent number: 11044138
    Abstract: Systems and methods for increasing layer 2 visibility of layer 3 network devices so as to facilitate implementation of device-oriented policy actions by layer 3 network devices are provided. According to one embodiment, unique physical addresses of one or more host devices are retrieved by a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) agent that is operatively coupled with a DHCP server. The physical addresses are mapped to corresponding Internet Protocol (IP) addresses assigned by the DHCP server to the one or more host devices. The mapping is relayed directly or indirectly to a network security device. Network traffic management/security policies are defined within the network security device corresponding to at least one of the unique physical addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventor: Mathieu Nantel
  • Patent number: 11044216
    Abstract: A method is described for processing a multimedia object sent by a sender device and received by a recipient device, the method implemented by the recipient device. The method includes obtaining at least one visual or audio representation of a neighborhood of the recipient device acquired during an opening of the multimedia object on the recipient device; extracting the representation of at least one item of information about users who may have had access to a content of the multimedia object during its opening on the recipient device; and dispatching said at least one item of information to the sender device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: C├ędric Floury, Violaine Mercier
  • Patent number: 11044190
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for maintaining a virtual network that spans at least one cloud datacenter separate from multi-machine edge nodes of an entity. This method configures a gateway in the cloud datacenter to establish secure connections with several edge devices at several multi-machine edge nodes (e.g., branch offices, datacenters, etc.) in order to establish the virtual network. The method configures the gateway to assess quality of connection links with different edge devices, and to terminate a secure connection with a particular edge device for a duration of time after the assessed quality of the connection link to the particular edge device is worse than a threshold value. In some embodiments, the gateway is configured to distribute routes to edge devices at the edge nodes, and to forgo distributing any route to the particular edge device along the connection link for the duration of time when the assessed quality of the connection link is worse than (e.g., less than) a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Navaneeth Krishnan Ramaswamy, Gopa Kumar, Stephen Craig Connors
  • Patent number: 11044225
    Abstract: A method for distributing a domain name to one of a plurality of registrars, in communication with a drop zone server, the method executing stored instructions by a computer processor to: recognize a delete command of the domain name; determine if the delete command is inside or outside of an Add Grace Period (AGP), the AGP defined as a period of time post registration of the domain name by a registrar; if the delete command is inside of the AGP, then send the domain name to the drop zone server in a path that bypasses a delete queue for subsequent purchase by said one of the plurality of registrars; or if the delete command is outside of the AGP, then send the domain to the delete queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: AFILIAS LIMITED
    Inventors: Hui Zhou, Shuqin Sun, Michael Runcieman, Steven Singer
  • Patent number: 11036816
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving a first set of inputs from a first plurality of users. A history of interactions and/or collaborations of a first group of users of the first plurality of users is accessed. A latent class model of the first plurality of users is generated using information obtained from the accessing. It is determined from the latent class model whether any of the first plurality of users exceed a predetermined threshold of relatability. Users of the first plurality of users that are determined to exceed the predetermined threshold are allowed access to a generated first state of a forum. Users of the first plurality of users that are determined to not exceed the predetermined threshold and the users of the first plurality of users that are determined to exceed the predetermined threshold are allowed access to a generated second state of the forum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christian B. Kau, Jeremy R. Fox, Liam S. Harpur, John C. Rice
  • Patent number: 11032132
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Link Binding Management (LBM), including architectural design, detailed procedures, and embodiments to related standards, are described herein. In a first embodiment, an LBM Architecture A is disclosed which includes four logical entities: a Resource Creator (RC), a Source Resource Host (SRH), a Destination Resource Host (DRH), and a Link Binding Coordinator (LBC). Interactions are defined for these four entities to cooperate in order to efficiently manage link bindings (e.g. link binding creation, link binding update, etc) between source and destination resources. In a second embodiment, an LBM Architecture B is also disclosed which includes a Resource Repository (RR), a SRH2, a DRH, and a LBC. Interactions on those actors are developed towards efficient link binding management. Detailed procedures for LBM Architecture B are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Chonggang Wang, Mahmoud Watfa, Xu Li, Quang Ly
  • Patent number: 11025530
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for routing a message to a communication channel based on utilization data. The method includes one or more processors receiving a message for distribution to a user. The method further includes one or more processors identifying historical communication channel utilization data associated with the user. The method further includes one or more processors determining a prediction of an active communication channel for the user based on the historical communication channel utilization data associated with the user. The method further includes one or more processors determining whether to reroute the message to the predicted active communication channel of the user. The method further includes, in response to determining to reroute the message to the predicted active communication channel, one or more processors sending the message to the user utilizing the predicted active communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nasser Ebrahim, Thanuja Tankasala, Sai Kanduri, Gayathri Bhaskaran
  • Patent number: 11025571
    Abstract: A message sharing method includes: receiving image data captured via an imaging unit; receiving text input by a user via the input unit; analyzing, by a processor, the text and the image data and extracting a first object related to the user by using at least one of a result of analyzing the text, a result of analyzing the image data, and a sensed value obtained from a sensor unit; editing the image data to further include the extracted first object, and converting the edited image data to a thumbnail format; sharing the converted image data and the text with another user via a chat room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SNOW CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sang Cheol Jeon, Chang Young Jeong, Young Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 11017050
    Abstract: Various examples are disclosed for hybrid alert and action solution in IoT (IoT) networks. An edge device receives device layer data and generates an edge layer prediction by processing the device layer data using a quantized decision model. A confidence check is performed by comparing a confidence probability for the edge layer prediction to a threshold probability. An action to perform for the edge layer prediction is identified based on a result of the confidence check.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE INC.
    Inventors: Hui Xu, Jiajie Liang, Jong Ho Won
  • Patent number: 11018987
    Abstract: A resource reservation system includes an information processing apparatus configured to manage reservation information regarding reservation of a resource, and a first information processing terminal configured to display the reservation information obtained from the information processing apparatus. The first information processing terminal includes first circuitry configured to: obtain resource setting information regarding setting of a second information processing terminal from the information processing apparatus; and implement a function of an in-terminal server that communicates as a server with the second information processing terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Natsumi Fujimura
  • Patent number: 11003695
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein techniques for categorizing computerized messages into categories. In one embodiment, there is disclosed a method. The method comprising performing an analysis of one or more computerized messages that includes identifying a set of discriminatory tokens in the one or more computerized messages that are representative of a category and determining for each discriminatory token a respective weight by which the token describes the category. The method also comprises determining a similarity between a computerized message and the category based on the content of the computerized message, the set of discriminatory tokens and the respective weights. The method further comprises classifying the computerized message as belonging to the category upon determining that the computerized message and the category are similar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: RSA Security LLC
    Inventor: Sashka T. Davis
  • Patent number: 10997042
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for automatically configuring, managing, updating, and/or monitoring the configuration of various computing resources and/or network devices within a communications network, such as a telecommunications network. Configuration code may be deployed to a repository for a cluster of computing resources and one or more layers may be defined describing configurable aspects of the cluster. Subsequently, a script may be identified and executed to configure the cluster based on the configuration code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew David Flynn
  • Patent number: 10999360
    Abstract: A method of processing requests, which is implemented by a proxy server of resolution of domain names of a first communications network. The first communications network is accessible by a user terminal via a communications tunnel set up over a second communications network. The processing method includes, on receiving a domain name resolution request coming from the terminal and sent via the communications tunnel: obtaining an identifier of the user from information contained in a field of the request; using the identifier of the user to determine whether the user is or is not authorized to access the domain name; if the user is authorized to access the domain name, sending an IP address to the terminal via the communications tunnel, the IP address corresponding to the domain name and being accessible to the terminal via the second communications network; else, rejecting the request from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Sylvain Desbureaux, Regis Frechin, Jean-Marc Duro
  • Patent number: 10992606
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing a set of electronic assets from a single location are disclosed. The method includes providing a portal with a network security access control. The method includes determining that login credentials input to the access control are associated with a set of electronic assets corresponding to a plurality of third-party computing systems with application programming interface (API) gateways configured to accept an API call directed to changes in functionality of the electronic assets. The method includes presenting, via the portal, a virtual icon to identify a coordinated action with respect to the set of electronic assets and, in response to a selection of the virtual icon, executing a set of API calls that include an asset-specific API call to each third-party computing system in the plurality of third-party computing systems to implement the coordinated action on all electronic assets in the set of electronic assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Joshua R. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10986014
    Abstract: A monitoring system detects a deviation in a monitoring metric of a system component of a remote management system that remotely manages image forming apparatuses. When the monitoring system detects a deviation in online device count greater than or equal to a deviation threshold and makes a determination that there is a correlation between the deviations in monitoring metrics of multiple system components as detected, the monitoring system sends a failure report indicating that a failure is in the remote management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Dukil Park, Kazuki Nishikai, Koki Nakajima, Yasuo Nakashima, Satoshi Goshima, Yuichi Obayashi, Takeshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10986059
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods for distributing notifications to a user. The method can include receiving data encapsulating notifications from a device connected to a network that provide information relating to the device's status. The device can provide a health related treatment. The method can associate each notification with one or more notification categories relating to a function performed by the device or a location of the device. A table of users having one or more subscriptions to these notification categories can be accessed. The subscriptions can be automatically assigned to users based on the users' role. A user can be identified from the table to distribute the one or more notifications to. The user can have a subscription that matches a notification category of the received notifications, and data comprising the notifications can be distributed to the user. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Orona, Aron Weiler
  • Patent number: 10986184
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing distributed computing resources including blockchain-based management of serverless computing and edge computing. Distributed computing resources are managed on a peer-to-peer network, and serverless functions are hosted on a distributed IT infrastructure. Developers for the serverless functions and providers of distributed IT infrastructure utilize a blockchain-based IT marketplace platform to make transactions relating to computing resource consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: EDJX, INC.
    Inventors: Delano Seymour, James A. Thomason
  • Patent number: 10986171
    Abstract: In a method for unified communication of a server, a baseboard management controller (BMC) receives a first packet sent by a server, and forwards the received first packet to a physical network adapter of the BMC using a preconfigured virtual network adapter, where the first packet includes first management data or service data. The first packet is sent to an external network via the physical network adapter. The virtual network adapter is further configured to send a second packet received by the BMC to a control module of the BMC, and the control module processes the second packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lin Peng
  • Patent number: 10979324
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determining a unique audience exposed to media while reducing memory resources of a computing device are disclosed herein. Example instructions cause a machine to at least, based on impression requests from a plurality of client devices via a network, log a plurality of impressions corresponding to media accessed at the client devices; obtain a count of demographic impressions logged by a database proprietor; obtain a count of registered users of the database proprietor exposed to the media; and execute a process to determine a unique audience size by multiplying a count of the plurality of impressions by a square of the count of the registered users to generate a product; dividing the product by the count of the demographic impressions to generate a quotient; and determining the unique audience size based on a square root of the quotient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Sheppard, Jonathan Sullivan, Peter Lipa, Matthew B. Reid, Peter C. Doe, Peng Fei Yi
  • Patent number: 10972564
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for actions in distributed computing by receiving trigger event specification that defines a trigger event that will cause a notification to be transmitted. A determination is made whether the trigger event has occurred. Responsive to the determination that the trigger event has occurred, a notification is generated. Excess data is removed from the notification. The notification, with the excess data removed, is sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Mather Barnard, Mark Brennan, Rebecca Anita Dias, Natallia Rabtsevich Rodriguez