Patents Examined by Nabil El-Hady
  • Patent number: 7024454
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for work sharing and communicating in a service oriented industry. A web site system that includes a communication component and a data storage component allows users to electronically input data. The method and apparatus then electronically store the inputted data in the storage component, automatically determine to which other related portions of the web site system the data will be sent, and distribute the data to those determined portions. There, the data is stored in the data storage component, and a communication is sent the users of the relevant portions of the web site to notify them of the newly stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Practicefirst.com L.L.C.
    Inventor: Andrea Waxler
  • Patent number: 7016949
    Abstract: A system and method for providing network training to students operating communication nodes at locations remote from a classroom laboratory equipped with operational servers, routers, and other computer networking devices used to implement an IT network. The networking devices in the classroom laboratory are configured into a first operating state and placed in first operational modes. A training host generates and transmits a graphical user interface, such as a Web page, to the remote nodes, which have a display and display application (e.g., a browser). The graphical user interface displays the computer networking devices in the classroom laboratory using icons or other graphical representations of the devices illustrating how the devices are communicatively linked. Each remote node is operable to select a graphical representation of a networking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Colorado Computer Training Institute
    Inventor: Vick Y. Tagawa
  • Patent number: 7017016
    Abstract: A distributed processing system which enables a plurality of computers to make quick access to a shared storage unit. A storage quota management unit manages storage quotas, which limit the total amount of data that each user can store on the shared storage unit. When a write request to the shared storage unit is issued at a certain computer, a user identification unit identifies the requesting user. Then a free quota calculation unit calculates the remaining free storage quota of the identified user. A reserve space allocation unit allocates an appropriate reserve space to the computer according to the remaining free storage quota, allowing the computer to use the allocated reserve space at its discretion to handle the user's data write request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Chujo, Toshihiko Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 7010569
    Abstract: A communication system includes a community management server used by a communication manager and a participant's terminal used by a community participant participating in communication. The community management server manages multimedia data that has data about the community participant embedded therein, an element symbolizing the community participant, a data content display control part and a participant personal identification authentication part. The participant's terminal includes generation part for generating card-like information as a communication unit. When a plurality of community participants executes communication by using the cards to which the multimedia data are put, they can execute information display of personal information of the community participants, authentication of personal identification, and retrieval/edition of a speech content by using information embedded in the multimedia data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoe Okayasu, Hisashi Toyoshima, Chikako Tsuchiyama
  • Patent number: 7003550
    Abstract: Mechanisms and techniques provide the system that allows a server computer system to capture the complete state of the browser process performing on a client computer system in a remote manner. In the server computer system, which may be a collaboration adapter computer system operating a dynamic content adapter, the invention provides a system and method, such as a servlet process, for initiating a collaboration adapter session with a client computer system. The system receives a content object from the client computer system and storing document content information such as HTML and frameset content, URL information, cookie information and the like contained within the content object for shared access by participants to the collaboration adapter session. The system also generates a collaboration adapter session identification information for the collaboration adapter session based on document location information contained within the content object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Cleasby, Charles D. Cummings
  • Patent number: 7003528
    Abstract: A web management system including a file system caching web pages in a web site. The web management system parses attributes to generate the web pages and stores the web pages in the file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: 3565 Acquisition, LLC
    Inventors: Noah Dan, Albert C. Brown
  • Patent number: 6999989
    Abstract: A method for providing electronic mail return receipts with video of the electronic mail recipient is disclosed. The electronic mail recipient opens an electronic mail message which initiates recording of the electronic mail recipient. The recording may be terminated when the recipient closes the electronic mail or minimizes the electronic mail message window. Recording may also end after a predetermined amount of time after the electronic mail message is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventor: Cedric G. DeLaCruz
  • Patent number: 7000031
    Abstract: A method of providing synchronous transport of packets between asynchronous network nodes. An asynchronous network node capable of transmitting and receiving packetson the asynchronous network is designated as a master node. Each non-master asynchronous network node which desires to synchronously transport packets across the asynchronous network is designated as a slave node. Best arrival times for packets transmitted from slave nodes to the master node are communicated from the master node to the slave nodes. Bestpacket assembly times for packets to be transmitted by the particular slave node to the master node in the future for the packets to be received by the master node at future master clock referenced best arrival times are determined. Packets for transmission at slave nodes are prepared and transmitted according to determined future bestpacket assembly time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew James Fischer, Tracy D. Mallory
  • Patent number: 6990531
    Abstract: Systems and methods for prioritizing data traffic over a shared bandwidth connection. In one embodiment, traffic is prioritized implicitly by governing the rate at which data is launched into the shared bandwidth connection. In another embodiment, mechanisms that couple the Internet to the shared bandwidth connection are explicitly regulated through a control interface. Priority information is coupled through the Internet to front-end computers. The front-end computers couple to the shared bandwidth connection and implement the implicit and/or explicit regulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Circadence Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Vange
  • Patent number: 6980533
    Abstract: In a wireless internet access system, an access point of a base station and a group of wireless modems communicate over a wireless channel. This wireless channel comprises a sequence of “dwells,” where each dwell represents a period of time, e.g., 20 milli-seconds (ms). Each dwell can convey both uplink (or upstream) and downlink (or downstream) transmissions to, and from, the group of wireless modems. However, in each dwell a particular wireless modem can only communicate half-duplex—either provide an uplink transmission to the access point, or receive a downlink transmission from the access point. The access point load balances, or distributes, the downlink transmissions to the group of wireless modems across the dwells upon detection that some dwells convey more downlink transmissions than other dwells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Santosh P Abraham, Mooi Choo Chuah
  • Patent number: 6981036
    Abstract: Each network device connected to a network broadcasts a cold start trap when activated. A monitoring device captures this trap and checks whether the trap is an SNMP packet. If the trap is an SNMP packet, the monitoring device extracts the address from the received packet and registers the address in a directory server, or requests the status of a device as a transmission source and registers the received status in the directory server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Noboru Hamada
  • Patent number: 6981062
    Abstract: Wireless access protocol-capable wireless devices are able to synchronize displayed Web content. A first WAP device requests a synchronized session through the sync Proxy of the network. The sync Proxy, through a WAP Push Proxy, sets up the synchronized session. One or both wireless devices may then request content from a Web site. This content is transmitted from the Web site to the first device, and through a WAP proxy to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: SBC Technology Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Lalitha Suryanarayana
  • Patent number: 6976062
    Abstract: The automated software upgrade utility allows a customer, product supplier or software vendor to upgrade the operating system, firmware, applications and data files on any product regardless of the product type and characteristics. This upgrade process can be invoked from a remote location or via interaction directly with the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp.
    Inventors: Philip M. Denby, Douglas L. Hughes, Jonathan D. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 6976076
    Abstract: An analysis of at least one authentication token for an application is provided. At least one login module within the application is identified. Responsive to a failure to access the application, principal information is retrieved associated with the at least one login module. A recovery action is then generated. The recovery action corresponds to the failure and the principal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore Jack London Shrader, Randy Scott Humphrey, Davis Kent Soper, Xiaoyan Zhang
  • Patent number: 6973495
    Abstract: A disk drive is manufactured with a stored server-contacting program and a network address. Preferably, a protected area is provided for retaining the server-contacting program and the network address in the disk drive while it travels through a distribution channel to be installed in a user's personal computer system. The disk drive has firmware installed during manufacturing to initiate execution of the server-contacting program at an appropriate time, preferably when a selected condition has been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Western Digital Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Milne, Michael K. Eneboe, Scott T. Hughes, Vu V. Luu
  • Patent number: 6973506
    Abstract: When a first mobile node is moved, it reports binding information including a compatible node identifier (virtual mobile guaranteed general network identifier and a node identifier) and a compatible position identifier to a first server which is assigned to the first mobile node. A second mobile node reports the binding information to a second server. For communicating with the second mobile node to which a second server is assigned, if the destination address of a packet addressed to the second mobile node is designated with a compatible node identifier, the first mobile node acquires the binding information of the second mobile node from the second server. Then, the first mobile node converts the destination address of the packet into the acquired compatible position identifier and sets the compatible position identifier of the first mobile node as the source address of the packet. The first mobile node then transmits the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masahiro Ishiyama, Atsushi Inoue
  • Patent number: 6970943
    Abstract: The present invention provides a routing architecture including a control plane, a compute plane, and a forward plane. The forward plane provides traditional forwarding of packets to the next-hop address, along with any necessary header manipulation, while the control plane configures the forward plane and the compute plane for desired operation. The compute plane is configured for high-speed processing of packets to provide application level support, including manipulating application data in the payload of the packets during routing. The forward plane preferably implements forwarding rules using filters sufficient to forward a received packet to the next-hop address, to the compute plane for application processing, or to the control plane to facilitate control or configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Nortel Networks Limited
    Inventors: Siva Subramanian, Tal I. Lavian
  • Patent number: 6970869
    Abstract: A service discovery protocol may allow clients in a distributed computing environment to search for services. Service providers (or a listener agent) may respond to search requests by publishing or providing corresponding service advertisements or URIs to corresponding service advertisements. When a service provider responds to a discovery search request (either directly or through a listener agent), the provider may choose to publish a protected or an un-protected (complete) advertisement. A protected advertisement may include the set of information necessary to obtain a complete advertisement. Publishing a protected advertisement may force the client to obtain a valid credential from an authentication service before receiving the complete un-protected advertisement from the service provider. A complete un-protected advertisement is needed to create a message endpoint for accessing the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Slaughter, Thomas E. Saulpaugh, Mohamed M. Abdelaziz, Bernard A. Traversat
  • Patent number: 6970936
    Abstract: A data processing system includes a requester having a request queue and a recipient. The requester, which buffers a request in an entry of the request queue, transmits the request to the recipient for servicing. According to the request-and-forget protocol, the requester removes the request from the entry of the request queue without receipt of any indication that the request has been serviced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James Stephen Fields, Jr., Sanjeev Ghai
  • Patent number: 6968388
    Abstract: In methods in the transmission in a data communications network of arbitrarily formatted files between a sender (1) which represents an information provider and one/or more receivers (8) which represent users, a network server (5) is used in the transmission, the transmission itself taking place substantially transparent to both sender (1) and receiver (8). Before the transmission, a file which shall be transmitted is compression-coded, whereafter it is transmitted packet-divided via the server (5) to the receiver (8). In the transmission an already compression-coded file is subjected to a processing specific for one or more users and/or one or more specific application either in the server (5) or in the receiver (8) or both, without any effects on the transmission as such. Software used for the processing can be stored either at the sender (1), server (5) or receiver (8) and possibly downloaded automatically to the processing location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: FileFlow AS
    Inventors: Arild Fuldseth, John Markus Lervik, Rolf Michelsen, Nils-Johan Pedersen, Geirr I. Leistad