Patents Examined by Meng An
  • Patent number: 10897505
    Abstract: A technology is described for a wireless sensor network. An example method may include detecting an aircraft takeoff preparation event using cabin air pressure data and accelerometer data indicating that an aircraft is preparing for takeoff. Transmitting a listen command to sensor nodes included in a sensor network, the listen command instructing the sensor nodes to disable the wireless network transmissions and listen for commands transmitted by the gateway. Disabling gateway wireless transmissions to the sensor nodes and a computing network. Detecting a landing event using the cabin air pressure data and the accelerometer data indicating that the aircraft has landed. Enabling the gateway wireless transmissions to the sensor nodes and the computing network, and transmitting an enable command to the sensor nodes included in the sensor network, the enable command instructing the sensor nodes to enable the wireless network transmissions and resume sending sensor data to the gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher R. Carlson, Greeshma Pisharody, Rahul Khanna, Arvind G. Kumar
  • Patent number: 10896065
    Abstract: An operating system interface, responsive to detecting a non-privileged thread request with a scheduling attribute set to a critical setting to request access to at least one privileged core, selectively schedules the non-privileged thread request into a privileged core queue associated with the at least one privileged core only when a resource availability of the at least one privileged class core meets a threshold level of availability, the at least one privileged core providing a higher throughput than at least one regular core. The operating system interface, responsive to detecting a privileged thread request with the scheduling attribute set to the critical setting, automatically scheduling the privileged thread request into the privileged core queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce Mealey, Suresh E. Warrier
  • Patent number: 10896249
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of electronically authenticating an identity of a user of a mobile device is described. The method includes providing a mobile device application that a user can load onto a mobile device having a display screen and an input device, the mobile application permitting the user to electronically authenticate an identity of the user. A server receives authentication credentials from the mobile device. The server compares the authentication credentials as received with account credentials stored in a database accessible to the server. The server, based on the comparing, generates an authentication code in response to the authentication credentials as received matching with account credentials stored in the database. The server causes the application to display on the display screen of the mobile device an option to electronically authenticate using a biometric credential. The server receives a selection indicating acceptance of use of authenticating using the biometric credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Hruska, Dhilli Prasad Nellepalli, Vishal Patil, Steve Bennett, Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Kevin Onken
  • Patent number: 10897433
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computing systems are provided for bot messaging. In an implementation, a method may include one or more of receiving, by a group messaging service coupled to the internet and a group including one or more user nodes, a message including recorded audio, a message address and a first group identifier, and determining that the group includes a bot, the bot including a software application for performing one or more tasks over the internet. The method may also include selecting a voice library to process the recorded audio, processing, by the selected voice library, the recorded audio to produce enhanced text, determining whether the bot is a user bot responsive to a user node in the group or a group bot responsive to each of the one or more user nodes, and sending, by the group messaging service, the enhanced text to the determined user bot or group bot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Orion Labs
    Inventors: Jesse Robbins, Greg Albrecht, Ellen Juhlin
  • Patent number: 10892921
    Abstract: The present invention provides a semiconductor device capable of detecting illegal data in secret data communications. A semiconductor device that transmits and receives data includes a specific bit extraction block that extracts first data from transmission data in accordance with a first rule, another specific bit extraction block that extracts second data from reception data in accordance with a second rule, and a bit pattern accumulation buffer that accumulates the first data and the second data. A scramble pattern used when scrambling the transmission data is generated by a combination of the first data and the second data accumulated in the bit pattern accumulation buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagata, Chizuru Matsunaga, Tsukasa Yobo
  • Patent number: 10893050
    Abstract: Provided are a computer product, method, and system to dynamically provide discovery services for host nodes of target systems and storage resources in a network. Discover on storage resources available at target systems. An access control list indicates subsets of the host nodes that can access the storage resources at the target systems. A query is received from a requesting host node comprising one of the host nodes for storage resources the host node is permitted to access according to the access control list. Host discovery information is returned to the requesting host node indicating the storage resources the requesting host node is provisioned to access, wherein the requesting host node establishes a connection with the target systems indicated in the returned host discovery information to access the storage resources the requesting host node is provisioned to access indicated in the access control list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Phil C. Cayton, James P. Freyensee, Jay E. Sternberg, Dave B. Minturn
  • Patent number: 10893093
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transferring data are disclosed. A method includes: receiving an indication to transfer data from a first application on a first computer device running on a first operating system to a second application on a second computer device running on a second operating system that is different than the first operating system; extracting the data from the first application on the first computer device based on the receiving; and transmitting the data to the second computer device based on the extracting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew R. Jones, Gregory J. Boss, John E. Moore, Jr., Charles S. Lingafelt, Kevin C. McConnell
  • Patent number: 10884774
    Abstract: Examples relate to deploying distributed applications using virtual nodes. In some examples, virtual nodes are created and are each assigned a core subset of a number of processing cores, an Internet protocol (IP) address, and an in-memory file system configured to provide access to a portion of physically shared memory. At this stage, a distributed application that is configured to be deployed to a plurality of machine nodes is deployed to the plurality of virtual nodes. On a first virtual node, a reference to a first dataset stored in physically shared memory is sent to a second virtual node, where the physically shared memory is accessible to each of the plurality of virtual nodes. Next, on the second virtual node, the first dataset is accessed through the in-memory file system of the first virtual node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Jun Li, Hernan Laffitte, Donald E. Bollinger, Eric Wu
  • Patent number: 10885114
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, systems, methods and devices for dynamically extending a federated graph are provided. Data may be received in a variety of unrelated forms and one or more classification types may be associated with received data. Relationships that link new data input to existing data sets and their associated classification types may be generated and new data input may be incorporated and stored with existing data sets according to generated data relationships. A data set may be sorted, and resources associated with a data set may be retrieved, based on dynamic query types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher L. Mullins, Congyong Su
  • Patent number: 10877998
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data interrogation and investigation using the exemplary Highly Atomized Segmented and Interrogatable Data System (HASIDS) include receiving a source set of data elements and associating a common key with each of at least a subset of the source set of data elements. One or more unary keysets are generated, with each unary keyset corresponding to one of the data elements of the subset, and each unary keyset being single-dimensional and comprising the common key. The HASIDS allows flexible querying and efficient storage and processing of the unary keysets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Ravi Jagannatha, Durga Prasad Turaga
  • Patent number: 10878047
    Abstract: Techniques for performing outputting additional content associated with but nonresponsive to an input command are described. A system receives input data from a device. The system determines an intent representing the input data and receives first output data responsive to the input data. The system determines, based on context data, that additional content associated with the first output data but nonresponsive to the input data should be output. The system receives second output data associated with but nonresponsive to the input data thereafter. The system then presents first content corresponding to the first output data and second content corresponding to the second output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Rohan Mutagi, Rongzhou Shen, Vibhunandan Gavini, Hassan Haider Malik
  • Patent number: 10878091
    Abstract: An attack code detection device includes a learning unit configured to generate a model that learns, using a known labeled malicious document file including an ROP code, as learning data, a feature of a byte sequence being a component of a document file, and a feature of a byte sequence being a component of an ROP code, a detection unit configured to detect the ROP code included in an inspection target unknown document file, based on the model, and a malignancy determination unit configured to determine, based on a detection result, whether the inspection target unknown document file is a malicious data series that executes attack using ROP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshinori Usui, Makoto Iwamura, Takeshi Yada, Tomonori Ikuse
  • Patent number: 10878111
    Abstract: Example storage systems, storage devices, and methods provide secure transfer of data between peer storage devices using protection information. Data operation commands may be received that use a protection information data block format for transferring a target data block between peer storage devices. A local data operation may operate on the target data block in a first storage device and compare at least one protection information tag value to a first data check value. At least one destination verification protection information tag value and the target data block may be transferred to a second storage device through a peer communication channel. The destination verification protection information tag value may be compared to a destination data block protection information tag value by the second storage device. The second storage device may then execute a data operation on the target data block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladislav Bolkhovitin, Stephen Gold, Adam Roberts, Sanjay Subbarao
  • Patent number: 10880076
    Abstract: A frontend client system and associated frontend method perform processes for backing up encrypted data in backend storage, such that a frontend client can perform the backup without exposing the encrypted data, using the client-controlled keys, and without long running server-side processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Blockstack PBC
    Inventors: Aaron Blankstein, Jude Nelson, Lawrence Salibra, Matthew Little
  • Patent number: 10871999
    Abstract: A system and method of dynamically controlling a reservation of resources within a cluster environment to maximize a response time are disclosed. The method embodiment of the invention comprises receiving from a requestor a request for a reservation of resources in the cluster environment, reserving a first group of resources, evaluating resources within the cluster environment to determine if the response time can be improved and if the response time can be improved, then canceling the reservation for the first group of resources and reserving a second group of resources to process the request at the improved response time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: III Holdings 12, LLC
    Inventor: David Brian Jackson
  • Patent number: 10871993
    Abstract: A time-aware method of scheduling application tasks in a green data center (GDC) using a task scheduling processor and an energy collecting processor connected to one or more renewable energy sources and a grid power source. The method includes receiving energy data regarding available energy from renewable energy resources such that the renewable energy source is used first then receiving the application tasks and determining a service rate for servers to process the application tasks by using a service rate obtained by solving a profit maximization problem for the GDC by prioritizing and immediately scheduling or removing certain application tasks. The method also includes determining an initial fitness level of each representative application task based on total revenue of the GDC, an energy cost of the GDC, and a penalty associated with violated constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Yusuf Al-Turki, Haitao Yuan, Jing Bi, Mengchu Zhou, Ahmed Chiheb Ammari, Abdullah Abusorrah, Khaled Sadraoui
  • Patent number: 10872099
    Abstract: An embodiment of a system for automatic data protection for virtual machines includes a processor configured to use storage attributes associated with a virtual machine to determine, for the virtual machine, a data protection priority. The processor is further configured to determine a recommendation of a data protection operation to be taken with respect to the virtual machine based at least in part on the determined data protection priority. The system further includes a memory coupled to the processor and configured to store the determined data protection priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Tintri by DDN, Inc.
    Inventors: Geeta Gharpure, Alexandre Nichet, Deepika Dixit
  • Patent number: 10873857
    Abstract: Dynamic wireless link security can be used to connect a wireless computing device to a wireless network. A determination is made as to the minimum level of security required and a wireless communication channel corresponding to that level of security is selected from among multiple, available wireless communication channels with varying levels of security. At least one of the wireless communication channels is an unencrypted channel with access control, which can be used when information is already encrypted or when encryption is not needed due to low sensitivity of the information. The determination can be made with user input or by inspecting metadata in content to be sent over the wireless link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon Meredith, William Cottrill, Brandon Hilliard
  • Patent number: 10867048
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a dynamic security module server device for transmitting a dynamic security module to a user terminal and receiving a security management event from the user terminal, and a method of operating the dynamic security module server device. The dynamic security module server device includes a communication unit configured to transmit and receive a security management event over a network, and a processor configured to control the communication unit. The processor is configured to create a security session with the security client of a user terminal, and to transmit a dynamic security module to the security client of the user terminal so that part or all of code performing security management in the security client of the user terminal in which the security session has been created has a predetermined valid period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: EVERSPIN CORP.
    Inventor: Young Bin Ha
  • Patent number: 10867049
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a dynamic security module terminal device for receiving a dynamic security module and transmitting a security management event to a security server, and a method of operating the dynamic security module terminal device. The dynamic security module terminal device includes a communication unit configured to transmit and receive a security management event over a network, and a processor configured to control the communication unit. The processor is configured to create a security session with a security server, and to receive the dynamic security module from the security server so that part or all of code of the dynamic security module performing security management has a predetermined valid period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: EVERSPIN CORP.
    Inventor: Young Bin Ha