Patents Examined by Natisha D Cox
  • Patent number: 10462003
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus and software enable intelligent agent features for user nodes that are members of a communication group. Instructions instantiate an intelligent agent node as a member of the communication group. Each intelligent agent node can be instantiated by a communication group management system, an intelligent agent system and/or by one or more of the communication group members, for example by executing software on one or more computing systems or devices. A variety of services and other assistance can be provided by intelligent agent member nodes, including recording communications, auditing communications, providing audio transcription, annotating media, and paging communication devices, including communication nodes that are not members of the communication group. Communications between personal communication nodes and any intelligent agents can be secure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Orion Labs
    Inventors: Jesse Robbins, Greg Albrecht, Star Simpson
  • Patent number: 10445035
    Abstract: A terminal device stores, without accepting user input of predetermined connection information, predetermined connection information without acquiring the predetermined connection information from a communication device, connects to the communication device using the stored predetermined connection information, and communicates with the communication device using the predetermined connection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masao Maeda, Eiji Kadota
  • Patent number: 10439868
    Abstract: An electronic device for transmitting configuration information and an operation method thereof are provided. In various embodiments, an electronic device may receive a signal including information related to a media device, from the media device. The electronic device may identify configuration information usable for setting a configuration of the media device, in response to the signal. A level (such a security level or a priority level) of the configuration information may be identified. It may then be determined whether it is permissible for the configuration information to be transmitted to the media device, based on the identified level of the configuration information. If so, the configuration information may be transmitted to the media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Hak Lim, Hyuk Kang, Su-Hyun Kim, Ju-Ah Lee, Young-Jae Choi
  • Patent number: 10440136
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for resource scheduling on an application system utilizing a proxy server, the application system including one or more hosts and running one or more applications, each of the one or more applications having one or more instances. The method includes monitoring a request queue of application requests, at the proxy server, to be processed by the application system for the one or more applications, and scheduling computing resources of the application system for an application of the one or more applications according to a predetermined scheduling rule and a status of the request queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Lei Pan, Lin Yang, Liangliang Mao
  • Patent number: 10440084
    Abstract: A technique for detecting an encoder functionality issue in a media distribution system is presented. In the media distribution system consecutive media segments generated by an encoder are transmitted to a media client, and media descriptions describe expected availability times of media segments for the media client. A method implementation of the technique comprises the step of monitoring an availability time of a media segment compared to an expected availability time of the media segment, wherein the expected availability time is described by, or derived from, a media description. The method further comprises determining whether a deviation of the monitored availability time of the media segment from the expected availability time of the media segment is present, and detecting the encoder functionality issue based on a result of the determination. The encoder functionality issue may comprise one or more of an encoder restart, an encoder malfunction and an encoder time drift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Thorsten Lohmar, Ibtissam El Khayat
  • Patent number: 10439910
    Abstract: Method and systems for enabling low-latency streaming of segments over at least one network to a client are described wherein said client is configured to request and receive segments from at least one server on the basis of a manifest file. Said method comprises: collecting quality of service information experienced by said client in at least a part of said network and storing said quality of service information in a quality database in said network; sending at least part of said quality of service information to said content processing device; determining on the basis of said at least part of said quality of service information one or more configuration parameters for a buffer, preferably a play-out buffer; and/or, for a segment request function in said content processing device; and, configuring said buffer and/or, said segment request function in accordance with said configuration parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V.
    Inventors: Arian Koster, Dolf Schinkel, Ray Van Brandenburg, Emmanuel Thomas, Mattijs Oskar Van Deventer
  • Patent number: 10432565
    Abstract: A data transaction processing system receives electronic data transaction request messages from client computers over a data communication network and groups a subset of the electronic data transaction request messages at varying intervals. The intervals may be dynamically determined and may be based on the volume and rate of the incoming electronic data transaction request messages. The data transaction processing system may preprocess the group of electronic data transaction request messages before forwarding the electronic data transaction request messages to a transaction processor, which processes the subset of electronic data transaction request messages in a non-chronological order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: José Antonio Acuña-Rohter, Ari Studnitzer, Kyle D. Kavanagh, Pearce Peck-Walden, Eric Schuldt
  • Patent number: 10409643
    Abstract: Operations include selectively presenting application features to a service request interface. A service request interface may present service request data to an agent. The service request data may be used by the agent to process the service request. Based on the service request data, the system identifies application features which would be useful to the agent in processing the service request. The application features may be presented in the form of a set of toolbars customized for a particular kind of service request. The toolbars may be refined and restructured using a heuristic machine-learning model. The presence of a particular application feature may be reinforced or weakened based on factors such as frequency of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Kiran Vedula Venkata Naga Ravi
  • Patent number: 10356141
    Abstract: Provide are a method and device for exchanging endpoint information and a telepresence endpoint. The method includes that: multiplexing information is exchanged between telepresence endpoints. By means of the present disclosure, the problem in the related art that there are too many ports and multiplexing transmission is unsmooth due to the fact that a multiplexing transmission mode of a traditional session system is still adopted in a telepresence system based on a conventional protocol architecture is solved, and the effect of exchanging the multiplexing information between the telepresence endpoints and therefore multiplexing can be successfully performed in the telepresence system is further achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Liang Wang, Xiaoyang Ye
  • Patent number: 10338946
    Abstract: A computer system image is executed on a computing node over a network. A system specification file transmitted over the network specifies the computer system image by specifying components of the computer system image. The components include an operating system and at least one resource. The system specification file also contains a signature associated with the resource. A resource is determined to be authorized to be incorporated into the computer system image by verifying the signature. A computer system image can then be formed based on the components specified by the system specification file and executed locally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Alexander Allen
  • Patent number: 10331485
    Abstract: A first quality of service identifier is assigned to each subtask associated with each node of a compute workflow, the first quality of service identifier indicative of a level of quality of service associated with each node. A planned resource requirement is assigned to each subtask, the planned resource requirement indicative of a total amount of system resources required to complete each subtask. A resource allocation plan is generated for each subtask, the resource allocation plan indicative of a distribution of the system resources over time in at least one resource manager. The resource allocation plan and the first quality of service identifier are output to the at least one resource manager for enforcement of the level of quality of service on one or more jobs submitted for each node through at least one workflow orchestrator external to the at least one resource manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sam Sanjabi, Chong Chen, Reza Pournaghi, Shane Anthony Bergsma, Wei Pei
  • Patent number: 10313277
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and software for network messaging systems in computing environments are provided herein. In one example, a networked messaging system is provided that receives a message initiated by a sender for transfer to a recipient over the networked messaging service, and identifies a handling process for the message that includes timeshifted delivery to the recipient. The networked messaging system determines a time delay to produce the timeshifted delivery to the recipient, and transfers the message for delivery to the recipient in accordance with the time delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Yates
  • Patent number: 10303546
    Abstract: A processing module issues a distributed agreement protocol (DAP) information to DSN storage units. The method continues with the processing module initiating, by each storage unit of a first set of the plurality of storage units, transfer of locally stored data slices to another storage unit of another set of the plurality of storage units. The method continues with the processing module, while transferring the locally stored data slices, a storage unit receiving an access request for a data slice that has been transferred, obtains the data slice by proxy from the another storage unit. The method continues with the processing module, when completing the transfer of the locally stored data slices, issuing, by each of the storage units, a DAP status to the transition coordinator and, when receiving a conformation of completion of transferring data slices by all of the storage units issuing updated DAP information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manish Motwani, Andrew D. Baptist, Ravi V. Khadiwala, Jason K. Resch
  • Patent number: 10304096
    Abstract: A computing device that includes an interface, a memory, and a processing module receives a data access request from a requesting computing device and processes them to produce a set of distributed storage (DS) access requests. The computing device then transmits the set of DS access requests to a set of storage units (SUs) via a DSN connection that is between the computing device and the set of SUs and monitors the DSN connection to generate utilization information. The computing device then receives a set of DS access responses from the set of SUs via the DSN connection and monitors the DSN connection to generate updated utilization information. The computing device then transmits a data access response to the requesting computing device and generates billing information based on at least one of the updated utilization information associated with the DSN connection, a level of billing, and a billing rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ilya Volvovski, S. Christopher Gladwin, Gary W. Grube, Timothy W. Markison, Jason K. Resch, Thomas F. Shirley, Jr., Greg R. Dhuse, Manish Motwani, Andrew D. Baptist, Wesley B. Leggette
  • Patent number: 10303729
    Abstract: Techniques presented herein describe filtering content rendered on a web browser. An analytics engine receives an aggregated feed to send to a requesting user. The aggregated feed includes one or more posts. For each of the posts, the analytics engine evaluates content of the post to determine whether a subject specified in a profile associated with the requesting user is present in the content. Upon determining that the subject is present in the content, the analytics removes the content from the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dhruv A. Bhatt, Kristin E. McNeil, Nitaben A. Patel
  • Patent number: 10296646
    Abstract: Techniques presented herein describe filtering content rendered on a web browser. An analytics engine receives an aggregated feed to send to a requesting user. The aggregated feed includes one or more posts. For each of the posts, the analytics engine evaluates content of the post to determine whether a subject specified in a profile associated with the requesting user is present in the content. Upon determining that the subject is present in the content, the analytics removes the content from the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dhruv A. Bhatt, Kristin E. McNeil, Nitaben A. Patel
  • Patent number: 10284517
    Abstract: A method is provided, in one embodiment, which is performed on a client computing device, the method including: connecting a client computing device with a private network, wherein the private network comprises a plurality of name resolving servers, and each name resolving server is configured to resolve name requests for networking devices in a respective segment of a plurality of segments of the private network; receiving a first name request from a first application on the client computing device; in response to receiving the first name request, forwarding the first name request simultaneously to the plurality of name resolving servers; and selecting a name resolution that is first received from the plurality of name resolving servers in response to the first name request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Cryptzone North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Glazemakers, Thomas Bruno Emmanuel Cellerier
  • Patent number: 10275176
    Abstract: Data transformation offloading in an artificial intelligence infrastructure that includes one or more storage systems and one or more graphical processing unit (‘GPU’) servers, including: storing, within the storage system, a dataset; identifying, in dependence upon one or more machine learning models to be executed on the GPU servers, one or more transformations to apply to the dataset; and generating, by the storage system in dependence upon the one or more transformations, a transformed dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Gold, Emily Watkins, Ivan Jibaja, Igor Ostrovsky, Roy Kim
  • Patent number: 10277466
    Abstract: Presented herein is an exemplified system and method that facilitate network-aware consolidation, by orchestration, of similar sets of virtualized multicast-traffic receivers and/or sources (e.g., Virtual Machines) under a common network fabric element (e.g., same leaf switch and/or spine switch in a data center network fabric), e.g., to reduce network switch work load and/or number of network fabric elements involved with transmission of multicast traffic. The orchestration of scattered- and like-sets of multicast-traffic receivers and/or sources under a common network fabric element (e.g., a single and same leaf switch and/or spine switch) facilitates improvements of the operation of orchestration management technologies and virtualization overlay technologies by, e.g., improving network efficiency for multicast packet switching, reducing control plane traffic (e.g., IGMP queries), and reducing delay- and packet-transfer errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Arul Murugan Manickam, Ramesh Kumar Chinnasamy, Aditi Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10270880
    Abstract: An electronic interactive business card system for mobile devices that provides electronic cards that contain direct contact links for the card owner's phone numbers, addresses, websites, and social media webpages. These cards can only be exchanged with approval of the original card owner. The system includes a central server for storing and automatically updating all electronic business cards to keep all cardholders and recipients completely updated on all their card contact information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MOBICARD INC
    Inventor: Scott G. Milbury, Jr.