Patents Examined by Mohamed A Wasel
  • Patent number: 11042397
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for migrating a machine on a first host computer to a second host computer. At the first host computer, the method gathers a set of service insertion data used by a first service insertion module executing on the first host computer to identify a particular chain of multiple services that a set of multiple service nodes have to perform on a particular data message flow associated with the machine. To the second host computer, the method sends a set of machine configuration data and the set of service insertion data. The second host computer (1) uses the machine configuration data to deploy the machine on the second host computer and (2) uses the gathered set of service insertion data to configure a second service insertion module executing on the second host computer to identify the particular chain of two or more services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Rahul Mishra, Camille Lecuyer, Saahil Gokhale, Rajeev Nair, Anuprem Chalvadi, Yang Ping, Kantesh Mundaragi, Pierluigi Rolando, Jayant Jain, Raju Koganty
  • Patent number: 11036538
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for migrating a service machine between two hosts. The method configures a first host (1) to gather service machine data associated with the service machine executing on the first host and (2) to send the gathered service machine data to the second host. Each host executes a software forwarding element to implement a distributed forwarding element (DFE) that implements a dedicated service forwarding plane that forwards data messages associated with guest machines to the services machines. The method configures the second host to use the received service machine data to deploy the service machine on the second host and to connect the deployed service machine to the DFE. The method configures the DFE to forward data messages associated with a guest machine executing on a third host, and addressed to the service machine to the second host instead of the first host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Camille Lecuyer, Saahil Gokhale, Rajeev Nair, Anuprem Chalvadi, Yang Ping, Kantesh Mundaragi, Rahul Mishra, Pierluigi Rolando, Jayant Jain, Raju Koganty
  • Patent number: 11025702
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a network receives a path computation agent configured to determine a path in the network that satisfies an objective function. The device executes the path computation agent to update state information regarding the network maintained by the path computation agent. The device selects a neighbor of the device in the network to execute the path computation agent based on the updated state information regarding the network. The device instructs the selected neighbor to execute the path computation agent with the updated state information regarding the network. The device unloads the path computation agent from the device after selecting the neighbor of the device to execute the path computation agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Levy-Abegnoli, Pascal Thubert, Patrick Wetterwald, Jean-Philippe Vasseur
  • Patent number: 11019117
    Abstract: In a device including a processor and a memory in communication with the processor, the memory includes executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to control the device to perform functions of connecting to a plurality of remote devices, using a network address and a port number that are usable for a plurality of remote devices to access the device; providing a plurality of tokens to a plurality of remote devices, respectively, each token being unique and associated with a different one of the plurality of remote devices; receiving from a first remote device, a first data packet including first media data and a first token associated with the first remote device; and identifying, based on the received first token, the first remote device as a source of the received first data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tin Qian, Rajesh Gunnalan, Timothy Mark Moore
  • Patent number: 11005796
    Abstract: An electronic message is transformed into moving images uttering the content of the electronic message. Methods of the present invention may be implemented on devices such as smart phones to enable users to compose text and select an animation character which may include cartoons, persons, animals, or avatars. The recipient is presented with an animation or video of the animation character with a voice that speaks the words of the text. The user may further select and include a catch-phrase associated with the character. The user may further select a background music identifier and a background music associated with the background music identifier is played back while the animated text is being presented. The user may further select a type of animation and the animation character will be animated according to the type of animation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MITII, INC.
    Inventors: Miroslawa Bruns, Michael M. Ahmadshahi
  • Patent number: 10999382
    Abstract: A master oracle may receive an oracle network identifier for an oracle network. The master oracle may receive a plurality of data messages respectively generated by the oracles. The master oracle may verify, based on respective public keys for the oracles, that each of the data messages are digitally signed by a different corresponding one of the oracles. The master oracle may aggregate the data messages into an aggregated data message. The master oracle may digitally sign the aggregated data message with a private key and public key pair. The master oracle may transmit the aggregated data message to a participant node of a distributed ledger network. A smart contract stored on a blockchain may verify the aggregated data. After receiving and verifying the aggregated data message the smart contract may execute to perform operations based on the aggregated data message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Anh-Dung Le, Luca Schiatti, Giuseppe Giordano
  • Patent number: 10999406
    Abstract: Providing a template for orchestration of a cloud provided service in a datacenter. This template can include virtual processing services, virtual networking services, storage services, and service level requirements that a user or administrator can select for the cloud provided service. Based on the template the cloud provided service can be provisioned according to the requirements of the service level agreement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Srikanth Narasimhan, Chao Feng, Ajit Sanzgiri
  • Patent number: 10992542
    Abstract: A system defines, creates, uses, and distributes information about other entities by collecting network information, recombining and synthesizing new network metrics from the collected network information, and then publishing one or more synthetic metrics datum describing the operation of the synthetic device, using a facading processing system. The technology herein has applications e.g., in the areas of network and computer systems management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SCIENCELOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Sherwood, Matthew Luebke
  • Patent number: 10990985
    Abstract: A server device may receive a series of at least two screen capture representations of a graphical user interface on a client device. A first active window for a first screen capture representation of the series and a second active window for a second screen capture representation of the series may be determined. The first screen capture representation may have been screen captured by the client device at a first time and the second screen capture representation may have been screen captured by the client device at a second time. A first application associated with the first active window and a second application associated with the second active window may be identified, at least one of which may be a pre-determined target application. Based on the identified applications, an activity log for the client device may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Xcellence, Inc.
    Inventors: Drew A. Stern, Rongkai Zhao, Scott Y. Stuart, Christian Auty
  • Patent number: 10992592
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to identifying whether a user terminal is in a state of using network communication associated with a data plan or not, and selecting a content to be distributed when the terminal is identified as not being in the state of using the network communication associated with the data plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Eiji Fukuda, Hirohisa Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 10986196
    Abstract: An agent executes in user space on a machine and monitors for network connections. In response to detecting an initiation of a network connection, data associated with a process associated with the network connection is collected, e.g., by the agent. At least a portion of the collected process data is reported to an external node. The reported information is used to detect anomalies in a network environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Lacework Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Kapoor, Rakesh Sachdeva, Samuel Joseph Pullara, III
  • Patent number: 10985989
    Abstract: A service executed on a container is associated with a bandwidth setting, a load balancer that includes a service traffic monitor, and a network switch with a network bandwidth monitor that includes a latency setting, both monitors communicating with a policy engine. The network bandwidth monitor determines first and second bandwidth usage rates of the service over a first time period and a later second time period. The service traffic monitor determines first and second request rates of the service over third and fourth time periods overlapping with the first and second time periods. The policy engine calculates first and second ratios of the first and second bandwidth usage rates to the first and second request rates. The latency setting or the bandwidth setting is increased based on comparing the first and second ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Huamin Chen, Jay Vyas
  • Patent number: 10969967
    Abstract: A method and technique for allocation and balancing of storage resources includes monitoring, for each of a plurality of storage controllers, input/output (I/O) latency, network bandwidth utilization, and network latency associated with each storage volume controlled by a respective storage controller. Responsive to receiving a request to allocate a new storage volume, a type of application and an anticipated storage workload level that will utilize one or more of the storage volumes by the application is determined. The I/O latency, network bandwidth utilization, and network latency is analyzed relative to respective thresholds, and the new storage volume is allocated to a selected storage controller based on the analysis and the anticipated storage workload level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rohith K. Ashok, Roy F. Brabson, Wei L. Chan
  • Patent number: 10965745
    Abstract: Methods for providing remote access to an application executing on a remote server. A client computer includes a client remote access program that is used to connect to a server remote access program. At the client computer, a client difference program having encoded data indicative of changes to the application since changes were last received from the server computer is generated and transmitted to the server remote access program. At the server computer, the client difference program is executed to update the application and a server difference program is generated having encoded changes to the application since the changes were last received from the client computer. The server difference program is transmitted to the client computer to update the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CALGARY SCIENTIFIC INC.
    Inventors: Monroe Milas Thomas, David Bruce McFadzean, Michael Beauregard, Derek Scherger
  • Patent number: 10965556
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a network element in a network maintains a probabilistic data structure indicative of devices in the network for which telemetry data is not to be sent to a device classification service. The network element detects a traffic flow sent from a source device to a destination device. The network element determines whether the probabilistic data structure includes entries for both the source and destination devices of the traffic flow. The network element sends flow telemetry data regarding the traffic flow to the device classification service, based on a determination that the probabilistic data structure does not include entries for both the source and destination of the traffic flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre-André Savalle, Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Grégory Mermoud
  • Patent number: 10958526
    Abstract: Methods for allocating bandwidth in a central cloud-based system are provided including receiving a request for a subscription for information stored in the central cloud-based system from a third-party customer and allocating one or more partitions in a queue to the third-party customer. The one or more partitions each have corresponding threads and a number of the one or more partitions is determined by an estimated amount of traffic associated with the requested subscription for the third-party customer. Information is provided meeting terms of the subscription to the third-party customer using the allocated one or more partitions in the queue and the corresponding threads. At least one of the receiving, allocating and providing is implemented by at least one processor. Related devices and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sensus Spectrum, LLC
    Inventor: John Brawner Duffie, III
  • Patent number: 10944810
    Abstract: A system includes a device and one or more information processing apparatuses. The device includes a device-information generator configured to generate device information on the device; and an analyzer determining unit configured to determine any one of the device and the one or more information processing apparatuses as an analyzer for the device information. The one determined as the analyzer includes an analysis unit configured to perform an analysis based on the device information; and a service determining unit configured to determine a service to the device based on a result of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ueda, Takenori Oku, Hiroshi Nishida, Satoshi Hatanaka, Takeyoshi Sekine, Yasushi Nakazato, Fumihiro Nagano, Tetsutaro Oishi, Kazuho Satoh
  • Patent number: 10944807
    Abstract: Implementations are provided herein for organizing present and future reads from a tiered streaming data storage layer. Implementations allow for access to multi-tiered streaming data organized in different append-only segments, some of which may be related to each other. Streaming data can be read from fast local tier 1 storage, streaming data can be retrieved from fold tier 2 storage, and registrations can be made to read streaming data that has not yet been written to the storage layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Andrei Paduroiu
  • Patent number: 10938779
    Abstract: Guided word association based domain name detection may be performed by obtaining an original domain name, constructing a feature space from a corpus of text, wherein each word appearing in the corpus is represented as a vector in the feature space, detecting whether a domain name registration exists for each combination of the original domain name and each of a plurality of seed words from the feature space, determining, for each seed word included in an existing domain name registration, a plurality of nearest neighbor candidate words, based on vector distance in the feature space, and repeating, for one or more repetitions, the detecting and the determining, wherein the plurality of nearest neighbor candidate words are utilized as the plurality of seed words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pablo Loyola, Kugamoorthy Gajananan, Yuji Watanabe, Fumiko Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10938895
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided by which a virtual network function is instantiated. The virtual network function comprises at least one virtual network function component. Each virtual network function component is described by a virtual deployment unit. At least one virtual deployment unit is indicated as an inactive virtual deployment unit. Upon instantiating a virtual network function, only a virtual network function component which is not described by an inactive deployment unit is instantiated when instantiating the virtual network function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Georgios Gkellas, Carlos Manzanares Sancho, Szabolcs Csaba Deak