Patents Examined by Minh Chau
  • Patent number: 11991090
    Abstract: A method of orchestrating one or more radio resources among various services executing within a container. The method includes obtaining, by an orchestration engine executing on a network device, a request, from a first service of a plurality of services, for use of a physical/hardware resource that connects a container running on the network device to a network. The request from the first service has a particular priority. The plurality of services execute within the container. The method further includes determining whether to connect the first service to the network via the physical/hardware resource based on the priority and an availability status of the physical/hardware resource and establishing, at a kernel level, a connection between the first service and the physical/hardware resource based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Shankar Ramanathan, Nagendra Kumar Nainar, Carlos M. Pignataro
  • Patent number: 11988406
    Abstract: A return air grille air purifier including an air filtration system including a media filter and a filter enhancement module. The filter enhancement module includes an ionization array configured to charge particles in an airstream passing through the filter enhancement module and towards the media filter. The return air grille air purifier also includes a first housing and a second housing configured to contain the air filtration system. The second housing contained within the first housing in a closed position and the second housing configured to move outward with the air filtration system at least partially out of the first housing in an open position. The media filter being removably accessible from the second housing in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oludamilola Adesanya, Peter Johannes McKinney
  • Patent number: 11969687
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide for a filter assembly. The filter assembly includes a filter housing, a filter element, and a cover. The filter housing has a first housing end and a second housing end that define an internal cavity. The filter housing has a housing seal member formed on the second housing end. The filter element is disposed in the internal cavity. The filter element includes a filter media, an endplate, and a filter seal member. The filter media has a first media end and a second media end. The endplate is disposed at the first media end. The filter seal member is formed on the endplate. The filter seal member includes an inner seal portion and an outer seal portion. The filter seal member is configured to engage the housing seal member. The cover secures the engagement of the housing seal member and the filter seal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark V. Holzmann, Ken Tofsland, Scott Gerald Manke, Wesley J. Martin, Benjamin L. Scheckel, Joseph Appelhans, Guiliang Zheng
  • Patent number: 11969684
    Abstract: A dust extraction unit is disclosed including a first and a second air filter removable and mountable within the dust extraction unit and a body defining an air flow path which passes through the first and the second air filters when the first and the second air filters are mounted within the body of the dust extraction unit. The body of the dust extraction unit includes a first portion operable to receive the first air filter and a second portion operable to receive the second air filter. The first and second portions are connected by a hinge so that the first portion is moveable between a first configuration in which the first and second portion define an air flow path through the dust extraction unit and a second configuration which provides access to the portion of the dust extraction unit operable to receive the second air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: RVT GROUP LIMITED
    Inventor: Timothy Chattell
  • Patent number: 11968074
    Abstract: A method for operating a control arrangement for an energy network. The control arrangement has a cloud infrastructure with data processor resources and data storage resources. A first group of software modules is executed on the cloud infrastructure, and a second group of software modules is locally executed on a server computer arrangement. The first group and the second group are connected for data communication via interfaces. The interfaces utilize a public key infrastructure (PKI) for encryption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rolf Apel, Torsten Dauss
  • Patent number: 11957297
    Abstract: A station for a cleaning device is provided. The station includes an accommodation chamber configured to be docked with the dust canister, a housing configured to have a dust bag disposed therein, a cover configured to open and close one region of the housing, a holder configured to be detachable to the dust bag and selectively communicate the dust bag with the accommodation chamber, and a lever configured to have one end disposed in one region of the housing and rotate in a first direction to selectively interfere with the cover. The lever rotates in a second direction opposite to the first direction to close the cover based on the dust bag being mounted on the holder and in communication with the accommodation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngjun Cho, Seokbong Baek, Byeongwoo Ahn, Yunwon Jung
  • Patent number: 11962661
    Abstract: A technique uses a graph neural network (GNN) to determine whether a particular entity under consideration is engaging in abusive network-related activity over a computing network in collaboration with other entities. In some applications, the particular entity is part of a bot attack aimed at fraudulently engaging with advertisements. The technique trains the GNN by performing machine learning on a training set that includes a plurality of nodes, edges, and node labels. In forming the training set, the technique associates a feature set with each node in the training set that describes the network activity exhibited by that node's entity. The technique then connects each pair of nodes in the training set with an edge if the feature sets of the pair satisfy a prescribed test for similarity. The technique assigns labels to at least some nodes to convey whether the nodes are associated abusive network-related activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rajvardhan Virendra Oak, Karan Khanna, Vacha Rajendra Dave
  • Patent number: 11958007
    Abstract: A filter element includes a frame having an outlet panel and two side panels defining a U-shape. A U-shaped media anchor channel extends along the distal side edge of each panel. Each media anchor channel can have a snap-tab or other locking feature. The element encloses a pleated panel filter media pack having a side edge along each side of the pack. Each side edge of the media pack is located in a media anchor channel, and a bead of adhesive is applied along the channel. A pair of seal bars, each having a u-shape and a snap-tab or other feature that cooperates with the u-shape and the snap-tab of each media anchor channel, is pressed into each channel. Each seal bar mechanically retains a respective media side edge in the channel and together with the adhesive, provides a consistent, robust seal between the media and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy L. Krull
  • Patent number: 11962642
    Abstract: A loyalty switch for examining loyalty messages and routing the loyalty messages to one or more loyalty hosts and examining responses and routing the responses back to stores. Such a switch has configurable number of selector handlers pool, and the switch accepts a connection from stores and reads loyalty host information from master data to establish the connection with a loyalty host and to route messages. Each selector handler in the switch has multiple store objects that contain a routing map and connection information from companies' sites and the loyalty host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Switch Technology Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Mirko Gojkovic, Raymond H. Stanton, III, Luke Stanton, Vikas Mehta
  • Patent number: 11962636
    Abstract: A system designed for increasing network communication speed for users, while lowering network congestion for content owners and ISPs. The system employs network elements including an acceleration server, clients, agents, and peers, where communication requests generated by applications are intercepted by the client on the same machine. The IP address of the server in the communication request is transmitted to the acceleration server, which provides a list of agents to use for this IP address. The communication request is sent to the agents. One or more of the agents respond with a list of peers that have previously seen some or all of the content which is the response to this request (after checking whether this data is still valid).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: BRIGHT DATA LTD.
    Inventors: Derry Shribman, Ofer Vilenski
  • Patent number: 11958340
    Abstract: An air box and methods are provided for communicating an airstream through an air filter to an air intake duct of an internal combustion engine of a vehicle. The air box generally transports air received by way of air inlet ports that mate with aerodynamic elements of the vehicle. The air is received through a conduit to an air intake duct of the engine. The air box an enclosure that is formed in a substantially rigid/solid form. A substantially transparent inspection region is disposed on a surface of the enclosure so that the air filter may be viewed and potentially accessed if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: AEM Induction System
    Inventor: Steve Williams
  • Patent number: 11956299
    Abstract: A system designed for increasing network communication speed for users, while lowering network congestion for content owners and ISPs. The system employs network elements including an acceleration server, clients, agents, and peers, where communication requests generated by applications are intercepted by the client on the same machine. The IP address of the server in the communication request is transmitted to the acceleration server, which provides a list of agents to use for this IP address. The communication request is sent to the agents. One or more of the agents respond with a list of peers that have previously seen some or all of the content which is the response to this request (after checking whether this data is still valid).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: BRIGHT DATA LTD.
    Inventors: Derry Shribman, Ofer Vilenski
  • Patent number: 11951430
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for user customizable configurations and replacement of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning filter media and frames. A filter media may be combined with a media frame according to user specifications. One filter media or combinations of multiple filter media may be chosen by a user to create custom filter configurations. Filter media may be separated from the media frame and disposed of in a manner generally more convenient than traditional HVAC filter replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Papeltec Overseas, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Rodriguez, Jason Rodriguez, Craig Austin
  • Patent number: 11956307
    Abstract: A distributed task offloading and computing resources management method based on energy harvesting is provided, including: establishing a task local computing model and an edge cloud computing model; establishing a device maximum benefit objective function based on the perturbation Lyapunov optimization algorithm and a mobile edge computing server maximum benefit objective function; pre-selecting, by the device based on a pre-screening criteria, a mobile edge computing server for task offloading; calculating an optimal task size strategy for performing task offloading by the device to the selected mobile edge computing server by using a Lagrange multiplier algorithm and a KKT condition; obtaining an optimal quotation strategy of the mobile edge computing server for the device in each of time slots; and obtaining a solution of the optimal task size strategy meeting a Stackelberg equilibrium and a solution of the optimal dynamic quotation strategy meeting the Stackelberg equilibrium as a resource allocation str
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: CHONGQING UNIVERSITY OF POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Yun Li, Zhixiu Yao, Shichao Xia, Guangfu Wu
  • Patent number: 11949729
    Abstract: A system designed for increasing network communication speed for users, while lowering network congestion for content owners and ISPs. The system employs network elements including an acceleration server, clients, agents, and peers, where communication requests generated by applications are intercepted by the client on the same machine. The IP address of the server in the communication request is transmitted to the acceleration server, which provides a list of agents to use for this IP address. The communication request is sent to the agents. One or more of the agents respond with a list of peers that have previously seen some or all of the content which is the response to this request (after checking whether this data is still valid).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: BRIGHT DATA LTD.
    Inventors: Derry Shribman, Ofer Vilenski
  • Patent number: 11944197
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a table (100). The table (100) has a table top (102), a plurality of legs (104) connectable to the table top (102), and an air purifier (106) adapted to be placed below the table top (102). A bottom side of the table top (102) is provided with at least one groove (112) extending in a circumferential direction for preventing liquid from traveling from an outer edge of the table top (102) along the bottom side of the table top (102) and reaching an inner section of the air purifier (106). The disclosure also relates to a method for purifying air using a table (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: INTER IKEA SYSTEMS B.V.
    Inventors: Paul Larsson, David Wahl, Henrik Telander, Bofeng Peng, Derong Jian, Tao Wang, Zhongtao Luo, Zhisuo Chen, Dianqiu Zhang, Xiaoming Lian, Zhenqi Yan, Youxiong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11945286
    Abstract: A filter for an air conditioner has a body formed of an air-transmissive material. The body is of a generally rectangular configuration and has a top, bottom, a front, a back and a pair of sides. The body has a plurality of cuts formed through a thickness thereof. The plurality of cuts define a plurality of cubical members frangibly connected together. The plurality of cubical members are separable from a remainder of the body such that the body has a size suitable for being received within a filter-receiving receptacle of the air conditioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Fred Massey, Owen Massey
  • Patent number: 11944977
    Abstract: A food recycler can include a case having a case volume between 8.79 liters and 35 liters, a control system, a user interface in electrical communication with the control system, and a bucket being configured with a bucket volume, wherein a ratio of the bucket volume to the case volume is between 0.0717 and 0.2857. The recycler can include a motor in communication with the control system, the motor being configured adjacent at least in part to the bucket, a gearbox configured below the bucket and in mechanical communication with the motor, a filter system having at least one filter and configured to receive air from a top portion of the bucket and a drying component configured to remove water from waste food items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: FOOD CYCLE SCIENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley Crepeau, Mark Jonathan Brice Hayman, Meng Wang, Timothy John Maxwell
  • Patent number: 11949725
    Abstract: One embodiment provides for a media playback device comprising a memory device to store instructions; one or more processors to execute the instructions stored on the memory device, the instructions to cause the one or more processors to provide a playback queue manager to manage one or more media playback queues including a set of media items associated with a scheduled event and a playback routing manager to determine an output destination for the set of media items based on context associated with the scheduled event, the playback routing manager to route output of playback of the set of media items to one or more of multiple different connected media playback devices based on the context associated with the scheduled event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Alsina, David C. Graham, Andrew M. Wadycki, Edward T. Schmidt, Joel M. Lopes Da Silva, Richard M. Powell, Gregory R. Chapman
  • Patent number: 11938433
    Abstract: An air cleaner is provided that may include a case including a first suction inlet, the case having a cylindrical or cone shape; a fan housing provided inside of the case, the fan housing accommodating a fan therein; a filter provided at a suction side of the fan, the filter filtering foreign materials in air which is suctioned through the first suction inlet; and a housing suction flow path formed between an outer surface of the fan housing and an inner surface of the case, the housing suction flow path allowing air which is suctioned through the first suction inlet to flow toward and through the filter. The housing suction flow path may include a first flow path inlet having a predetermined first width, and a second flow path inlet through which air having passed through the first flow path inlet flows, the second flow path inlet having a second width greater than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yeongcheol Mun, Hyunpil Ha, Soonki Jung, Jaekyun Park, Soohyun Bae