Patents Examined by Larry Donaghue
  • Patent number: 10230802
    Abstract: In various systems and methods, there can be received a request for a network service. A query for the network service can be formulated based on the request. A remote access device can be instructed to interrogate remote devices coupled to the remote network access device for the network service. Access parameters related to the network service can be received in response to the interrogation. The user device can be configured to access the network service based on the access parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Aerohive Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Stuart Gast, Liang Wang
  • Patent number: 10142199
    Abstract: A field device can transmit, over an industrial process network, data (e.g., including process data) to a host device configured to send and receive messages with one or more field devices. The field device can transmit the data in response to receiving a communications token that delegates time to the field device to transmit data over the industrial process network. A data monitoring device can monitor the data transmitted over the industrial process network, and can output at least a portion of the data for display at a display device operatively coupled to the data monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Process Management LLLP
    Inventors: Anthony Dean Ferguson, Brian Alan Franchuk, Thomas Marvin Bell
  • Patent number: 10135762
    Abstract: A bidirectional group text messaging system is disclosed having a group owner that initiates a group by obtaining a provisioned telephone number, the group owner establishes a list of group members using identifying information for each group member, text messages from any group member are sent to the provisioned telephone number and from that provisioned telephone number sent to each group member, wherein the group members' identifying information is not available to any other group member except the group owner. The group owner may add and delete members at any time. Further, a text message sourced from a group member may be prevented from being sent to the sourcing member. In addition, a billing member can create logic sets to calculate a value prior to the message being transmitted to each group member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Geoffrey E Korrub
  • Patent number: 10135898
    Abstract: A method of reproducing content is provided. The method includes, when a sync terminal reproduces content by receiving the content from a source terminal via a certain network, reproducing the content in a mirroring mode during a certain time, buffering image data corresponding to the content to be reproduced after the certain time, during the certain time, and reproducing the content in a streaming mode after the certain time by using the buffered image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-il Hahm, Han-min Bang, Jin-guk Jeong
  • Patent number: 10129116
    Abstract: A method for supporting communication between a client and a server includes receiving a first message from a client. The method also includes creating an object in response to the first message. The method also includes sending a response to the first message to the client. The method also includes receiving changes to the object from a server. The method also includes storing the changes to the object. The method also includes receiving a second message from the client. The method also includes sending the stored changes to the client with a response to the second message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ab Initio Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer M. Farver, Joshua Goldshlag, David W. Parmenter, Ian Robert Schechter, Tim Wakeling
  • Patent number: 10095655
    Abstract: As disclosed herein, a method for conducting mapping and reducing operations includes receiving a plurality of data records and aggregating data records having a common value for a selected field within the data records to provide aggregated data records for each common value, storing the aggregated data records on a shared storage subsystem, and accessing the aggregated data records on the shared storage subsystem. The method further comprises accumulating information for the aggregated data records to provide accumulated information, and using the accumulated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Muhammad Sohaib Aslam, Tiia J. Salo
  • Patent number: 10097669
    Abstract: When it is detected that a home button is pressed while an application is being executed, execution of the application is suspended and a home button menu is displayed on a display device. Then, when execution of shop software is started, the shop software obtains application identification information of the active application via system software, accesses a shop server based on the application identification information, and displays a page related to the active application on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Wabe, Masaki Shikata, Eiji Tokunaga, Hitoshi Sakai
  • Patent number: 10097405
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of monitoring computer devices operating on a network is disclosed. Computer devices are all different and require monitoring settings that are tailored to their specific requirements. One example method of automatically configuring a set of monitoring requirements may include creating initial monitor counter values at a computing device and monitoring at least one computer based on the initial monitor counter values. Additional operations may include calculating override monitor counter values based on the monitoring of the at least one computer, and monitoring the at least one computer based on the override monitor counter values. The override values may be better suited for the device(s) being monitored and may replace the previously used monitoring settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KASEYA LIMITED
    Inventor: Corey Dana Mandell
  • Patent number: 10095654
    Abstract: As disclosed herein, a system for conducting mapping and reducing operations includes a shared storage subsystem that is connected to one or more mapping servers and one or more reducing servers via a high-speed data link and communication protocol. Each mapping server receives a multitude of data records, aggregates the data records having a particular value, and sorts and stores the resulting aggregated data records on the shared storage subsystem. Each reducing server accesses the shared storage subsystem and accumulates information on the aggregated data records for a particular common value. In many instances, the access rates to the shared storage subsystem achieved by the mapping servers and the reducing servers approach that of accessing a local attached storage device. A computer program product and method corresponding to the system for conducting mapping and reducing operations are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Muhammad Sohaib Aslam, Tiia J. Salo
  • Patent number: 10075587
    Abstract: A device may determine that delivery of a message, to a destination identified by a telephone number shared by multiple user devices, has failed. The device may receive a unique identifier from a message delivery device associated with delivering the message. The unique identifier may correspond to a user device of the multiple user devices, and may be different from the telephone number. The device may determine whether the unique identifier indicates that the user device is able to receive the message, and may selectively provide the message to the message delivery device. The message may be provided to the message delivery device for delivery to the user device when the unique identifier indicates that the user device is able to receive the message. The message may not be provided to the message delivery device when the unique identifier indicates that the user device is unable to receive the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Priscilla Lau, Kevin Lim
  • Patent number: 10073798
    Abstract: A standardized 802.11 hardware control interface may be provided such that a driver may communicate with any one or more of a variety of network adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jiandong Ruan, Thomas W. Kuehnel
  • Patent number: 10075326
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for detecting a hung up and/or slow-running syscall without affecting the performance of the syscall. Before a syscall is started, a time stamp can be created at a memory address that is distinct from memory addresses to be used by the syscall. While a syscall thread handles the syscall operation, a separate monitor thread monitors the time stamp to track the length of time the syscall operation has been running. If the syscall thread operation exceeds a threshold time limit, then a flag can be sent to a network administrator to indicate that the syscall may be hung up and/or slow running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael E. Aho, Thomas M. Gooding, Patrick J. McCarthy, Thomas E. Musta
  • Patent number: 10075498
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein facilitate the transmission of data in real time by using TCP connections such that the latency issues incurred from packet loss is prevented. A server is in communication with a client, wherein the server is configured to facilitate forming a plurality of TCP connections with the client. The server is also configured to receive one or more requests from the client via the TCP connections, wherein at least one of the requests corresponds to a request to receive data in real time. The server is configured to separate the real-time data into a succession of data sets and associate the data sets to the TCP connections such that each of the succession of data sets is associated with a separate TCP connection. Each of the succession of data sets is transmitted to the client via the associated separate TCP connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Clark
  • Patent number: 10075764
    Abstract: Enables data mining of monitored information, activities, and agreements associated with a throttling system. An agreement includes one or more conditions to satisfy the agreement, such as one or more tasks or activities to be performed by an agreement performer or events that may be detected, and actions performed to enforce or assert the agreement such as controlling the electronic device and/or enabling or disabling or otherwise limiting, reducing or increasing the amount or type of information allowed with respect to any or all electronic devices associated with the agreement performer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ETURI CORP.
    Inventors: Negeen Moussavian, Amir Moussavian, Ben Badiee, Mark Lewis, III
  • Patent number: 10069693
    Abstract: In a computing environment, a request to fulfill a computational task and a constraint for fulfilling the computational task is received from an entity. The request is independent of the quantity or type of resource slot to fulfill the computation task. The quantity or type of resource slots sufficient to fulfill the request is determined in accordance with a constraint. The resource slots are associated with the entity and allocated a plurality of geographically separate computing environments. Master resource slots are allocated in the geographically separate computing environments based on the criterion and the quantity or type of resource slots. The master resource slots can be reallocated based on changes to the allocated resources slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aniruddha Shriram Daptardar, Aditya Subhash Jadhav, Jin Seop Kim, Douglas Cotton Kurtz, Asem Rustum, Christoph Saalfeld
  • Patent number: 10069674
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for detecting a hung up and/or slow-running syscall without affecting the performance of the syscall. Before a syscall is started, a time stamp can be created at a memory address that is distinct from memory addresses to be used by the syscall. While a syscall thread handles the syscall operation, a separate monitor thread monitors the time stamp to track the length of time the syscall operation has been running. If the syscall thread operation exceeds a threshold time limit, then a flag can be sent to a network administrator to indicate that the syscall may be hung up and/or slow running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael E. Aho, Thomas M. Gooding, Patrick J. McCarthy, Thomas E. Musta
  • Patent number: 10061371
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system for controlling a plurality of managed devices. The system may involve a manageability services module adapted to facilitate communication between the plurality of managed devices and a central user located remotely from the plurality of managed devices. The system may also involve a manageability engine module that communicates with the manageability services module. The manageability engine module may have an element library storing parameters associated with the plurality of managed devices, and may be configured to perform a number of useful operations such as: facilitating communication between the managed devices and the manageability services module; discovering a new managed device; and collecting, aggregating and providing real time analytics on the data collected from the managed devices. A database may be used to store data collected by the manageability engine module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AVOCENT HUNTSVILLE, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Geffin, Richard M. Tobin, Kyle Keeper, James H. Shelton, Bharat A. Khuti, Michael W. Velten, Aman Khan, Dai Jun, Yang Pu
  • Patent number: 10063503
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for sending, from a first computing device, an email digest in an email message to a second computing device at a first point in time, wherein the email digest includes one or more content items for display at the second computing device when the email digest in the email message is accessed. An action is determined to be performed on a content item of the one or more content items at a second point in time that is after the first point in time. The content item of the one or more content items in the email digest is filtered from the email message based upon, at least in part, determining that the action is performed on the content item of the one or more content items at the second point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mustansir Banatwala, David A. Brooks, Joseph A. Russo
  • Patent number: 10050924
    Abstract: A mechanism enabling a user whose user device has received a notification on messages waiting delivery, messages being deferred or waiting for another reason, to convey message-specific, possibly different handling instructions in one go to a network entity responsible for handling of the waiting messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Hans Rohnert, Adamu Haruna
  • Patent number: 10044580
    Abstract: A redundantly operable industrial communication system having a plurality of communication devices redundantly linked to an industrial communication network within a ring or tree topology, and a plurality of communication devices inter connected within a linear topology, wherein a communication device configured as a ring portion redundancy manager within the linear topology comprises a monitoring and control unit that detects an interruption within the linear topology using transmitted test messages and controls forwarding of messages containing useful data between two ports, associated with the linear topology, of the communication device configured as a ring portion redundancy manager when an interruption is detected, and first and second communication devices return test messages received within the linear topology to the communication device configured as a ring portion redundancy manager or send test messages to the communication device configured as the ring portion redundancy manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Marcel Kiessling, Joachim Lohmeyer