Patents Examined by Marie Georges Henry
  • Patent number: 10009716
    Abstract: A system including at least one smart device. The at least one smart device includes one or more programmable elements. The at least one smart device is configured to receive one or more customization instructions from a user device. The at least one smart device configures the one or more programmable elements in response to the customization instructions. Communicating between the user device and at least one smart device provides a seamless and integrated experience based on preferences or suggestions from user data analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: James E. Niles
  • Patent number: 10002197
    Abstract: Disclosed is a media acquisition engine that comprises an interface engine that receives a selection from a plug-in coupled to a media client engine where a client associated with the media client engine identified as subscribing to a cloud application imaging service. The media acquisition engine further comprises a media control engine that directs, in accordance with the selection, a physical device to image a physical object and produce a media item based on the image of the physical object, the physical device being coupled to a cloud client. The media acquisition engine also comprises a media reception engine that receives the media item from the physical device, and a translation engine that encodes the media item into a data structure compatible with the cloud application imaging service. The interface engine is configured to transfer the media item to the plug-in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Curve Dental Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Dorey, George Stantchev, Marwan Hilmi, Richard Compton, Case Nelson, Shaun Kaasten
  • Patent number: 9992227
    Abstract: A remote, secure maintenance and support system, method, network entity and computer program product are provided. The system can include site terminal(s) and/or a site server (collectively “site device(s)”), a data center in communication with the site device(s) over a first secure tunnel, and at least one client terminal in communication with the data center over a second secure tunnel. The site device(s) can be configured to periodically transmit to the data center one or more error messages over the first secure tunnel. The data center can, in turn, be configured to make the error messages accessible to at least one authorized technician operating one of the client terminals. The client terminal can be configured to retrieve at least one of the error messages over the second secure tunnel and to take an action associated with resolving the error message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Erika Thomas, Jeff Hughes, David Turner, Jason Henriksen, Donald Davidson, Benjamin Alderson, James Fortuna
  • Patent number: 9942346
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a caching mechanism that determines validity of cached data using web application business logic. An example system includes a web container that receives a first request to return one or more generated data located in a data cache, and a web application including one or more data validity arbiters and business logic determining the validity of the one or more generated data. The system may further include a business logic caching mechanism that requests the validity of the one or more generated data from the one or more data validity arbiters, wherein the one or more data validity arbiters utilize the business logic to determine the validity of the one or more generated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: RED HAT, INC.
    Inventors: Pavel Slavi{hacek over (c)}ek, Rostislav Svoboda
  • Patent number: 9906433
    Abstract: An application programming interface (API) supporting server and key based networking is described. In an embodiment, the API receives either a key or a server address from a service running on a server in a direct-connect topology and returns data which identifies suitable next hops for transmission of a packet of data which has a destination of the received server address or of a server address which is encoded within the received key. In another embodiment, the key also encodes information specifying alternative server addresses for use in the event that the original server is unreachable. This information may also be used to define servers for replication of the key. A further embodiment describes a method of queuing packets for transmission against multiple links, where the packet is transmitted on the first available link and at this time is removed from the queues for the other links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory O'Shea, Austin Donnelly, Antony Rowstron, Paolo Costa
  • Patent number: 9900360
    Abstract: A distributed system processing a publisher's streaming data. The distributed system comprises multiple workers and publisher data stores, each publisher data store dedicated to a worker and a publisher. A sampling ratio (the fraction of data items for storage in the publisher's data store) is selected by a publisher data store's worker based on historical information. At least two workers select different sampling ratios. Data items representing an interaction between an entity and the publisher are received. Each data item is assigned to a worker for processing. A hash function is applied to the data item's identifier, resulting in a key value falling within the hash function's range. The scope of the publisher's data store is equal to the hash function's range multiplied by the sampling ratio of the publisher's data store. A data item with a key value within the scope of the publisher's data store is stored therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Akshat Aranya, Mark Cooper
  • Patent number: 9894029
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for identifying relevant content from a messaging platform. The method can include: identifying a context account; identifying a set of initial accounts of the messaging platform; selecting a set of relevant accounts from among the set of initial accounts; selecting a set of messages authored by the set of relevant accounts based at least on a recency of each of the set of messages; and providing the set of messages in response to a request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna Gade, Daniel Loreto, Francesco G. Callari, Julian M. Marinus, Yu-Shuang Li
  • Patent number: 9881060
    Abstract: A real-time messaging platform and method are disclosed which suggests messages and accounts from the real-time messaging platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilad Mishne, Pradhuman Jhala, Anand Madhavan, Florian Thomas Leibert
  • Patent number: 9853853
    Abstract: An electronic device has setting data in binary format formulated according to a specific format suitable to realize a function in the device. In order to share the setting data in binary format with another device, the electronic device converts the setting data in binary format to setting data in text format and transmits (uploads) a set of text data containing the converted setting data in text format to a network communication service provided on a server through a communication network. The network communication service may be a conventional communication service of a web site capable of handling text data. Another electronic device can access the network communication service through communication network, receive (download) the set of text data, and then reversely convert the setting data in text format contained the received set of text data to the original setting data in binary format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: L P H K Seymour
  • Patent number: 9843486
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method in a cloud infrastructure for multi-level threshold service level agreement (SLA) violation mitigation. The method includes generating a model for an engineered feature (eF); determining thresholds T1, T2, and a maximum threshold T? for the eF based on the model; estimating a value of the eF based on metrics; responsive to determining that the value of the eF exceeds T?, modifying the values of T1 and T2 and modifying the estimation frequency and sending to a cloud orchestrator a message indicating that an SLA violation of type T? has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventors: Eugen Feller, Julien Forgeat, Meral Shirazipour, Ming Xia
  • Patent number: 9832669
    Abstract: Resource use by applications used by user equipment (UE) is adaptively controlled. A UE can comprise a modem-network kernel component that can be well partitioned from modem operations and can facilitate adaptively controlling use of functional blocks for applications of the UE, and enhancing use of network resources in connection with use of applications by the UE. The kernel component can operate in a protected area of the baseband and can utilize APIs and interfaces available to it by existing modem stacks and UE operating systems. The kernel component can interact with the communication network to adaptively present network enabler functions to other parts of the system. The kernel component can facilitate managing secure communication with the communication network to facilitate proper cross-layer optimization practices, including capabilities for compression and decompression, rate shaping, and event notification associated with the communication network and UE subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh
  • Patent number: 9832168
    Abstract: Facilitating service discovery and other operations across multiple local links is contemplated. The service discovery may be beneficial for use within local area networks (LANs) or other suitable multi-link or multi-segment networks where one or more of the links operates service discovery according to link-local messaging/addressing constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kloberdans, Christopher Donley
  • Patent number: 9807189
    Abstract: A data transfer device compresses and transfers data according to a priority given to a CPU-constraint process imposing a constraint to a compression processing speed over a NW bandwidth-constraint process imposing a constraint to a transfer processing speed. It is necessary to select a compression algorithm, applied to the CPU-constraint process or the NW bandwidth-constraint process, based on a NW bandwidth, compressibility, and compression processing speed maximizing an effective throughput. When the amount of compressed data held in a temporary hold part is smaller than the predetermined value, the compressed data of the NW bandwidth-constraint process is stored in a temporary hold part. When the amount of compressed data held by the temporary hold part is larger than the predetermined value, the compressed data of the CPU-constraint process is stored in the temporary hold part. Thus, it is possible to improve an effective throughput by effectively using NW bandwidths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Masumi Ichien
  • Patent number: 9794343
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium for using a reconfigurable computing system are disclosed. For example, one method involves identifying a first application to be executed, configuring a computing node in a first configuration, and executing, according to a first workflow, at least a portion of a first application and at least another portion of the first application. The method also involves identifying a second application to be executed, configuring the computing node in a second configuration, and executing, according to a second workflow, at least a portion of a second application and at least another portion of the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Nimbix, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Hebert, Robert L. Sherrard, Leonardo E. Reiter
  • Patent number: 9787698
    Abstract: A network-based publication system, to publish data over a communications network, includes an interface to receive, via the communications network and from a first user, user data to be published by a network-based publication system. The publication system further includes a publisher component to generate publication data (e.g., an HTML document) including the user data and function modifying code. The publisher component generates the publication data in accordance with a publication format. The interface publishes the publication data via the communications network. The function modifying code is interpreted and executed, at a browser application, to disable (or modify) least one function of programming language supported by the browser application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy A. Davis
  • Patent number: 9736101
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to automated systems for organizing and facilitating information exchange between members of an organization. Automated systems that represent embodiments of the present invention allow for creation and administration of hierarchical groupings of members of the organization to facilitate efficient dissemination of information among members of groups. Embodiments of the present invention provide for automated and intelligent routing of information and communications among many different types of communications media and devices through which members of the organization can distribute and exchange information with one another. Embodiments of the present invention additionally provide for sophisticated logging, tracking, and monitoring of information distribution and management within the organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Ivy Corp.
    Inventors: Mary Jesse, Philip Andrew Cordier, James Don Ehrmin, Steven Michael Knox, Douglas Manis, Don A. Messenger, Matthew William Wahlin
  • Patent number: 9729616
    Abstract: A CCN network node use reputation values for one or more interfaces to determine how to forward an Interest. During operation, the network node can receive an Interest or Content Object via a network interface, determines one or more candidate outbound faces for forwarding the Interest by performing a longest-prefix-matching lookup in a forwarding information base (FIB) using the Interest's name or name prefix as input. A respective FIB entry maps a name prefix to a forwarding rule that includes a corresponding outbound face for the name prefix. The node can determine a reputation value for each of the candidate outbound faces based on reputation information stored in association with the Interest's name or name prefix, and selects a candidate outbound face with a reputation value exceeding a first predetermined threshold. The node can then forward the received Interest via the selected outbound face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventors: Priya Mahadevan, Glenn C. Scott
  • Patent number: 9699023
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for initializing a network interface comprises monitoring a stream of data sent to a network interface and determining that a provisioning update for the network interface is complete. The method may further comprise sending provisioning data to a local file of the network interface, storing the provisioning data in the local file, and initializing an interface control module of the network interface based on the provisioning data stored in the local file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: David Terwilliger, Scott Hart, Cris Villarma, Eric Siegel
  • Patent number: 9678802
    Abstract: A distributed node service management system utilizes multiple existing processor nodes of a distributed computing system, in support of the primary data processing functions of the distributed computing system. The distributed node service management system coordinates and manages service functions on behalf of processor nodes of the distributed computing system. Other features and aspects may be realized, depending upon the particular application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph W. Dain, Stefan Lehmann, Dan Melamed
  • Patent number: 9680922
    Abstract: A method for execution by a network element of a communications network. The method comprises receiving from a first network entity a first communication that includes at least (i) a network-initiated message generated by a server-side portion of an application that also has a corresponding client-side portion and (ii) a first application identifier associated with the application. The method further comprises consulting a database based at least on the first application identifier in an attempt to identify a second application identifier associated with the application; and releasing to a second network entity a second communication that includes at least (i) the network-initiated message and (ii) either the second application identifier, if the attempt was successful, or the first application identifier, if the attempt was unsuccessful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventor: Glen Bryan