Patents Examined by Minh-Chau Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10375355
    Abstract: A panoramic imaging system includes a plurality of separated video cameras that may be distributed around an object. A series of images captured by at least one of the separated video cameras is stored in a predetermined file format. The panoramic system further includes a viewer module that may render the series of images using the first file format. Moreover, the panoramic system includes a calibration module capable of modifying information associated with at least one of the series of images, where the modification results in calibration data stored in a configuration file and/or in the predetermined file format. The viewer module may also be capable of rendering the series of images in accordance with the predetermined file format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Immersive Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Park, Patrick W. White, Steven C. Sandven
  • Patent number: 10375180
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product enables a user to selectively follow content postings from a content posting entity. A set of desired content posting entity traits describes traits of an ideal content posting entity that the content follower desires to follow. The set of desired content posting entity traits is compared to traits of a first candidate content posting entity. In response to the traits of the first candidate content posting entity matching the desired content posting entity traits, and in response to the first candidate content posting entity posting from a preselected location, the first candidate content posting entity is selected for future content postings to be sent to the content follower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Tracee L. Wolf
  • Patent number: 10374821
    Abstract: A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service logic modules in the gateway. The service management system also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices and among associated endpoint devices. An exemplary service management system includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions. Examples of the functions include a connection manager for controlling system communications with the gateway devices, an authentication manager for authenticating each gateway device and controlling the connection manager and a subscription manager for managing applications services and/or features offered by the gateway devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KIP PROD P1 LP
    Inventors: Amir Ansari, George A. Cowgill, Leon E. Nicholls, Jude P. Ramayya, Ramprakash Masina, Alvin R. McQuarters, Atousa Raissyan
  • Patent number: 10361877
    Abstract: A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service logic modules in the gateway. The service management system also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices and among associated endpoint devices. An exemplary service management system includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions. Examples of the functions include a connection manager for controlling system communications with the gateway devices, an authentication manager for authenticating each gateway device and controlling the connection manager and a subscription manager for managing applications services and/or features offered by the gateway devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KIP PROD P1 LP
    Inventors: Amir Ansari, George A. Cowgill, Leon E. Nicholls, Jude P. Ramayya, Ramprakash Masina, Alvin R. McQuarters, Atousa Raissyan
  • Patent number: 10326718
    Abstract: A communication apparatus is configured to provide for quickly sending a message to a recipient. For instance, embodiments can be configured so that text, an image, or other content can be copied from a received message and sent via use of a copy and send command to actuate the formation of a message for sending. After selecting such a command, a message may be formed in a format of a preselecting messaging protocol (e.g. instant messaging, text messaging, etc.) that includes the copied content. In some embodiments, the sending of the message having the copied content may occur automatically in a predefined messaging format to a predefined addressee or group of predefined addressees after selecting a copy and send command so that no further input from a user is needed to effect the generation and sending of a message to the addressee(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jeff McNiece
  • Patent number: 10320718
    Abstract: A determination is made as to whether a computer is in a slide presentation mode. In response to determining that the computer is in the slide presentation mode, a configured designee alert mode is automatically selected. Message data is received through a communications medium. The message data is transferred to an alternate designated recipient according to the automatically selected designee alert mode when the computer is in the slide presentation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark E. Peters
  • Patent number: 10313484
    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: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: WEB SPARK LTD.
    Inventors: Derry Shribman, Ofer Vilenski
  • Patent number: 10284621
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products include, for example, transmitting, by one or more processor, session copy data from a server for storage on a client, and requesting, by the one or more processor, transmission of the stored session copy data from the client in response to loss of session data being detected on the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10270840
    Abstract: A technology/operating system-agnostic and protocol-agnostic service delivery system that includes a unified means data movement/transfer. By unifying the delivery of such services the need to deploy numerous different technology/OS-specific and/or protocol-specific applications/services conventionally used to provide such services is obviated. The unified nature of the system, not only provides for comprehensive delivery of services, such as data movement amongst all the servers in the enterprise's network but also provides for unified management of the services delivered, such as governance control over the services, unified tracking of services delivered, unified provisioning of updates/revisions to modules, and auditing processes for services delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sorin N. Cismas, Manu Jacob Kurian
  • Patent number: 10263861
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system and method are disclosed for sending a request and receiving a reply. The request contains a network service header including a flow label field and a target index field. The flow label field contains a set of available flow labels. The target index field includes a value indicating a target node. The reply contains information indicating which of the flow labels can be used to route a packet to each of the next hop nodes downstream from the device that sent the reply. This process can be repeated for other nodes on a path, and other paths in a service topology layer. The information determined by this process can be used to perform other necessary functionalities at the service topology layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobushige Akiya, Carlos M. Pignataro, Nagendra Kumar Nainar, Paul Quinn, James Guichard
  • Patent number: 10263803
    Abstract: A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service logic modules in the gateway. The service management system also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices and among associated endpoint devices. An exemplary service management system includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions. Examples of the functions include a connection manager for controlling system communications with the gateway devices, an authentication manager for authenticating each gateway device and controlling the connection manager and a subscription manager for managing applications services and/or features offered by the gateway devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: KIP PROD P1 LP
    Inventors: Amir Ansari, George A. Cowgill, Leon E. Nicholls, Jude P. Ramayya, Ramprakash Masina, Alvin R. McQuarters, Atousa Raissyan
  • Patent number: 10264089
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for rule configuration for communication protocols. A set of rules associated with a plurality of network resources associated with a server is received at the server from another server. The set of rules is stored in a data storage associated with the server. A request is received at the server from a computing device, for accessing a network resource. One or more rules associated with the network resource are determined from the rules in the data storage. A mapping between the request and each of the one or more rules is determined. If the mapping provides one or more matches between one or more parameters of the request and the one or more rules, a modified request is generated based on the one or more matches. Access to the network resource is provided to the computing device based on the modified request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna Reddy, Rajesh Ranjan, Enseart Alwyn Simpson, Naveen Kumar Reddy Indurti
  • Patent number: 10257319
    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: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: WEB SPARK LTD.
    Inventors: Derry Shribman, Ofer Vilenski
  • Patent number: 10225374
    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: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HOLA NEWCO LTD.
    Inventors: Derry Shribman, Ofer Vilenski
  • Patent number: 10225096
    Abstract: A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service logic modules in the gateway. The service management system also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices and among associated endpoint devices. An exemplary service management system includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions. Examples of the functions include a connection manager for controlling system communications with the gateway devices, an authentication manager for authenticating each gateway device and controlling the connection manager and a subscription manager for managing applications services and/or features offered by the gateway devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KIP PROD PI LP
    Inventors: Amir Ansari, George A. Cowgill, Leon E. Nicholls, Jude P. Ramayya, Ramprakash Masina, Alvin R. McQuarters, Atousa Raissyan
  • Patent number: 10218658
    Abstract: Systems and methods for regulating electronic messages transmissions. A message delay system is disposed between one or more first entities and a second entity within at least one network. Electronic messages are received from among at least one the first entities and the second entity at one or more message arrival times. A message delay component applies a delay to each received electronic message, based on a predefined delay time common to all of the first entities and a first entity delay offset associated with a first entity that is associated with the received message. The first entity delay offset is based on a geographical origin of the first entity relative to a geographical origin of the second entity. Each delayed message is transmitted to a designated recipient via the network, where the designated recipient is among the second entity and the first entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Parizhsky, Alexei Lebedev, Robert Cornish
  • Patent number: 10187494
    Abstract: Configuring and managing gateway devices. A gateway device may be installed at a location, such as a merchant location or home. The gateway device may manage (e.g., monitor and/or control) one or more devices at the location. For example, the gateway device may manage various fuel tank devices, point of sale devices, refrigeration devices, liquid dispensing devices, etc., at a convenience store. The gateway device may provide reported information to and receive commands from a cloud server, which may be in communication with other devices which may be used to view reported information of or control the managed devices. The cloud server may also be configured to install applications, e.g., for execution by the cloud server, the gateway device, and/or other devices. For example, the gateway device may install applications provided by the cloud server to manage the devices coupled to the gateway device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Acumera, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett B. Stewart, Dirk D. Heinen, Margo A. Baxter
  • Patent number: 10176177
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium is provided for storing computer program instructions that cause a computer to implement a method of exchanging content. The method includes connecting to an information processing apparatus, and transferring a ID of the computer to the information processing apparatus when a connection to the information processing apparatus is detected. The method further includes storing content and data related to the content transmitted from the information processing apparatus, transferring the data corresponding to the content stored in the computer, and reproducing the stored content. The content is automatically transferred to the computer when the computer is judged to be a predetermined device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Morita, Mitsuyuki Hatanaka, Kiyonobu Kojima, Ippei Tambata, Shin Shiroma
  • Patent number: 10178139
    Abstract: Data related to an event is provided to a group of contacts while the event is occurring via an event user interface that enables the group of contacts to coordinate with one another during the event. In this regard, an event coordination service is provides the event data to each contact of the group for review via an event user interface that is persistently displayed on a telecommunication or other computing device associated with the contact for the contact's easy and immediate reference during the event. When the event ultimately concludes, display of the event user interface ceases as the group of contacts likely no longer needs immediate or ready reference to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Steffen Vance, Jeffrey Allen Armantrout, Jessi E. Alva, Teresa S. Valdez Klein
  • Patent number: 10171318
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a seed at a computing device. The method further includes identifying, based on first domain name system (DNS) data, first border gateway protocol (BGP) data, first whois data, or a combination thereof, a plurality of first internet-facing assets related to the seed. The method further includes identifying, based on second DNS data, second BGP data, second whois data, or a combination thereof, a plurality of second internet-facing assets related to at least one of the first internet-facing assets. The method further includes generating a graphical user interface (GUI) that includes a list of internet-facing assets related to the seed, where the list includes the plurality of first internet-facing assets and the plurality of second internet-facing assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: RiskIQ, Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Pon, Elias Manousos, Chris Kiernan, Ben Adams, Megan Chiu, Jonas Edgeworth