Patents Examined by Michael C Lai
  • Patent number: 10841121
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to systems and methods for configuring a hospitality environment. A control module located in the hospitality environment may receive an instructional signal from a control device based on user input corresponding to a desired connected device status. The control module may transmit a corresponding instructional signal to one or more connected devices. The control module may receive instructional signals from one of a personal control device or a local control device located in the hospitality environment, as well as an enterprise control entity, each of which may be used interchangeably and independently to control at least one connected device according to a user's preferences. The control module utilizes an event-driven architecture to facilitate the execution of both an internet of things control functionality and a content delivery functionality. Various embodiments are directed to systems and methods for configuring a plurality of hospitality environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hilton International Holding LLC
    Inventors: Charles Scoggins, Durga Prasad Koka
  • Patent number: 10841242
    Abstract: Systems and methods to scale a network monitoring fabric are described. The system uploads a virtual tool, over a network, to a monitoring fabric. The monitoring fabric includes a first plurality of switches including a second plurality of switches for monitoring a production network. Next, the system configures the monitoring fabric to receive a first portion of traffic information from the production network and communicate the first portion of traffic information to the virtual tool. Next, the system receives a duplicate of the first portion of the traffic information from the production network as first traffic information. The first traffic information is received at a first ingress interface providing access to the monitoring fabric. Finally, the system forwards the first traffic information in the monitoring fabric to the first instance of the first virtual tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Big Switch Networks LLC
    Inventors: Shudong Zhou, Sandip Shah, Andrew Shaw, Anurag Chowdhary
  • Patent number: 10841162
    Abstract: A method is provided for replacing an enterprise legacy PBX with an advanced IP-enabled system, comprising: (i) providing configuration data of the legacy PBX; (ii) analyzing the data provided, and detecting missing details from among the legacy PBX configuration data; and detecting conflicts that exist among the legacy PBX configuration data; (iii) retrieving information associated with missing details by approaching data source(s) other than the source for the legacy PBX configuration data, and resolving detected conflicts; (iv) converting data associated with the users of the legacy PBX for use by a system implementing an advanced IP-enabled solution; and (v) configuring the advanced IP-enabled system accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVONIX LTD.
    Inventors: Benjamin Abraham Ben Ami, Simon Shaw
  • Patent number: 10841161
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method receives a program code and a signature associated with the program code from a database persistency associated with an enterprise threat detection (ETD) system. The received program code is associated with a configuration check, and the configuration check is developed at a development computing system and can collect information associated with a computing system. The received program code and the signature associated with the program code is distributed to a plurality of computing systems that are monitored by the ETD system. At least one configuration check result is received, and the configuration check result is generated by executing the program code on the computing system. The at least one configuration check result then transmitted to the database persistence, and the at least one result is displayed on a database graphical user interface (GUI) associated with the database persistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Eugen Pritzkau, Hartwig Seifert, Kevin Schwab, Omar-Alexander Al-Hujaj, Volker Guzman, Wei-Guo Peng, Lin Luo, Harish Mehta
  • Patent number: 10834157
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for communicating at least one real-time specially-composed bulletin message to at least one subscriber of a provider of Internet services, comprising a first device, and a second device communicably coupled to the first device, wherein the first device: accesses only subscriber upstream traffic to a destination web site requested by the subscriber, wherein the first device inter-connects between the at least one subscriber and the destination web site, identifies the at least one subscriber's identification based on the accessed subscriber upstream traffic automatically provided by the subscriber, and provides the unique subscriber identification to the second device located at the provider of Internet services providing data services and management control to the first device, wherein the second device determines the subscriber associated with the unique subscriber identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: PERFTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Schmidt, Henry M. Donzis, Lewis T. Donzis, Rodney D. Frey, John A. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10827028
    Abstract: A first device receives a voice command from a first user of a second device. The first device determines, from content in the voice command, one or more characteristics of a target device and media content to be played on the target device. The first device identifies, using the characteristics of the target device, a third device. In response to identifying the third device: the first device modifies account information for the third device to associate the third device with the first user and transmits instructions to the third device to play the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Daniel Bromand, Björn Erik Roth, David Gustafsson, Philip Edmonds
  • Patent number: 10819582
    Abstract: In order to dynamically vary a pacing threshold and perform pacing control such that there is no bias in the stress applied to a user, a statistical information processing means: acquires statistical information of a mid-communication disconnect in which a user terminal disconnects in the midst of communications, in respect to communications according to an application protocol; calculates a degree of user dissatisfaction for each application protocol on the basis of the statistical information; and manages, for each application protocol, a pacing threshold corresponding to the degree of user dissatisfaction. A call processing means determines a pacing threshold for each application protocol such that communication traffic to a user terminal does not exceed a prescribed band upper limit and the degree of user dissatisfaction of each application protocol is the same, and executes pacing processing such that the communication traffic of each application protocol is below the determined pacing threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Tahara, Yusuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10819803
    Abstract: A system allowing a user to virtually aggregate the user's digital content from various operating system (O/S) accounts on disparate computer systems for subsequent access via a single dashboard. The system includes a central service administrator (CSA) and a passive content server (PCS) installed in each computer system. The PCSs establish persistent connections with the CSA for the O/S account repositories which the user elects to aggregate. The user can then connect to the CSA over the Internet, receive a list of the selected O/S account repositories via the dashboard, and request content therefrom. The CSA utilizes the corresponding persistent connection to initiate transfer of the requested content from the PCS on the computer system hosting the requested content to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: QNEXT CORP.
    Inventors: Richard Greg Wade, David Darren Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10791180
    Abstract: A system for providing access to one or more application device, such as a respective processed application program, is connected to a telecommunications network including at least one user device. The system includes a manager device connected to the respective application device, and the manager device communicatively connects to the respective user device. Each application device includes a respective processing state and a state table of each respective processing state. The manager device updates the respective processing state of the state table for each application device and respective user device. Each user device accesses the manager device to obtain the respective processing state in the state table of the particular application device for the particular user device. User devices can switch communications with the manager device and application device, providing continuing operations of the application device with same processing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Steve Bakke
  • Patent number: 10778779
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for session continuity while a mobile device moves. In some embodiments the UE is served by a serving cluster including a plurality of ANs with redundant links, with each redundant link including a UPGW. This allows a session to be maintained (for example, the UE can maintain the same IP address) as it moves, even though the ANs (and the corresponding UPGWs may change as the UE moves). A session manager (SM) can be utilized to establish a session and configure UPGWs as needed. In some embodiments a branching point can be utilized. In some embodiments the SM configures the branching point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Sophie Vrzic, Jaya Rao
  • Patent number: 10771516
    Abstract: A communication management server computer (“server”) and related methods are disclosed to create and store digital records representing alliances between user accounts and to use the alliance records in filtering messages or other content and/or determining attributes of messages or content for display. The server allows two electronic devices associated with two user accounts to establish an alliance, where each of the two user accounts offers a set of digital communications for exploration of relationships and agrees to share certain types of information regarding the relationships with the other user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Project Affinity, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray Zhou, Shubham Goel, Hansen Qian, Bobby Zhang, Craig Dabney
  • Patent number: 10764238
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a network controller that manages several logical networks. The method receives a specification of a logical network that includes at least one logical forwarding element attached to a logical service (e.g., DHCP). The method selects at least one host machine to host the specified logical service from several host machines designated for hosting logical services. The method generates logical service configuration information for distribution to the selected host machine. In some embodiments, the method selects a master host machine and a backup host machine for hosting logical service. In some embodiments, a particular one of the designated host machines hosts at least two DHCP services for two different logical networks as separate processes operating on the particular host machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Anupam Chanda, Pankaj Thakkar, Igor Ganichev, Ronghua Zhang, Ansis Atteka
  • Patent number: 10764386
    Abstract: A computing system includes a web server, client computing devices, a proxy between the web server and the client computing devices, and an analytics server. Each client computing device is operated by an end-user to access an application based on end-user events resulting in representational state transfer (REST) calls to the web server. The proxy passes through the REST calls to the web server and returns responses from the web server, with the return responses corresponding to activities being performed within the web application. The analytics server correlates the end-user events with the corresponding REST calls and return responses from the proxy for each client computing device, and uses vectorization to compare similar activities. The analytics server associates the similar activities with a quality indicator to identify anomalies within the application for corrective action to be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Jeroen Mattijs Van Rotterdam
  • Patent number: 10755050
    Abstract: The present invention allows text analysis and routing of an outgoing message. The system intercepts outgoing messages for analysis by a TAS software module. The module assigns an analytical score to the message, then compares the score to a threshold. If the score is below the threshold, the message is transmitted to its ultimate destination. If not, the message may be routed for correction by the message's composer or quality assurance staff. After such correction, the message new analytical score is generated and compared, and, if necessary, the process repeats again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Mackie
  • Patent number: 10740546
    Abstract: A user provides an annotation, such as text or graphics, in relation to a resource available on a computer network. The annotation is automatically stored and/or retrieved without requiring separate action from the user to accomplish the storage or retrieval. An annotation interface may receive the annotation from the user. The annotation is then stored in association with the user and the network address of the resource. The user's annotation may be later retrieved and displayed to the user based on the network address of the resource. In one specific embodiment, a browser toolbar receives and displays user annotations associated with Web sites or Web pages to which the user has navigated. Preferably, the annotation interface remains available to the user throughout the time in which the resource is provided. Further controls may enable the user to make an annotation publicly available to others, and to receive annotations from others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Udi Manber, Jonathan Leblang, Colin Saunders, Matthew Amacker
  • Patent number: 10741280
    Abstract: Various techniques for facilitating communication with and across a clinical environment and a cloud environment are described. For example, a method for tagging messages with facility identifiers in a manner that does not require changing the identifiers when logically re-arranging the facilities. A connectivity adapter in the clinical environment can receive a message from an infusion pump and tag the message with only permanent IDs such that when the facility in which the connectivity resides is categorized under a different system or region, the identifiers in the message need not be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Xavier, Dennis Krabbe, Larry Enger
  • Patent number: 10742575
    Abstract: A middleware messaging system is connected between user devices and content providers possibly through one or more networks. The middleware messaging system includes a coordination manager for coordinating partial messages transmitted between the user devices and the content providers. Partial messages received by the middleware messaging system from one or more sources through one or more channels. Partial messages that are associated with each other comprise a single context and as such are coordinated and transmitted to one or more destinations through one or more channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: III Holdings 2, LLC
    Inventors: Greg Gershman, Michael J. Miller, George Dardamanis
  • Patent number: 10732994
    Abstract: Providing a distributed processing framework. Initially, the process begins by building a server process plug-in by invoking a code generation module to generate required boilerplate and cross-platform code. Then commencing a server process by loading plug-in code and giving it a thread of control. In addition, client machines discovering the existence of a plug-in code being executed. Further, one or more client applications running on a client server at least issuing commands to the plug-in code, monitoring the events of the plug-in code, update the properties of the plug-in code without information regarding the plug-in interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Spence
  • Patent number: 10735353
    Abstract: An improved handheld electronic device and an associated method are provided in which time data regarding certain aspects of a messaging conversation on a handheld electronic device are made available to a user. Such time data is provided, for instance, in situations where an interruption has occurred during a messaging conversation. Time data can also be provided to a user on demand in certain circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard Dietrich Klassen, Christopher R. Wormald, Lawrence Edward Kuhl
  • Patent number: 10728314
    Abstract: Systems and methods cross device application discovery and/or control. Cross device application discovery and/or control can provide for simple detection and activation of applications on remote devices. Cross device application discovery and/or control can provide for the control of remote applications in a master and slave configuration. Responsive to an activation message, an application can execute a task in an application, the task being displayed on a target device. Responsive to an activation message, an application can execute a task in an application on a target device, a task context data for the task being streamed to the source device for presentation on a display. Cross device application discovery and/or control can be enabled on a single operating system, or across a plurality of operating systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arunjeet Singh, John M Sheehan, Kunal Gandhi, Sean McKenna, Akhilesh (Akhil) Kaza, Sameer Tejani