Patents Examined by Oanh Duong
  • Patent number: 11329922
    Abstract: Real-time cell performance information for each of cells in a mobile communication network, referred to herein as network topology information, is produced using IP addresses of data sessions in the cells, measured performance of the data sessions, and IP address to cell identifier mappings. The network topology information may be used to determine, in real time, a level of monitoring for each of the cells. The network topology information may be used to determine, in real time, performance of video streams in each cell. The network topology information may be used to determine, in real time, that a cell is experiencing a performance anomaly. Determinations made using the network topology information may be used to configure, maintain, and optimize the performance of the mobile communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: John Burnette, Ben Hadorn, Jose Gonzalez, Dave Gibbons
  • Patent number: 11323315
    Abstract: A recovery workflow is part of an automated management service for bare metal hosts allocated for single-tenant operation in a multi-tenant environment. The health of the hosts is monitored using a set of health criteria. If it is detected that one of the host machines fails a health check then a host recovery workflow can be initiated. As part of the workflow, the failed host can be repurposed or retired. A spare host class can be used to obtain a new host to take over for the failed host. Once deployed, the operation of the new host can be tested. Upon passing the test, the new host can take over for the failed host. A new host resource can be automatically requested to be added to the spare host class in order to ensure that there are sufficient resources available in case of an additional failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ian Man Hin Leung, Rachit Jain
  • Patent number: 11290573
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for synchronizing viewing angles in Virtual Reality (VR) live streaming. The method comprises: determining transmitting user's viewing angle information corresponding to image frames in a process of playing VR content on a transmitting device side; and providing the image frames in the VR content and the transmitting user's viewing angle information corresponding to the image frames to a VR receiving device such that, when displaying the VR content, the VR receiving device is configured to determine, based on the transmitting user's viewing angle information corresponding to a current image frame to be displayed and a preset number of preceding image frames, a display angle for the VR receiving device to display the current image frame to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Zhe Zhang
  • Patent number: 11283688
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for generating and modifying formal network topology models, and deploying network topologies based on the formal models across multiple workload resource domains. A topology deployment system may receive modification data for a deployed network topology, and analyze the modification data to determine whether the associated formal network topology model is to be recomputed. In some examples, modifications to a deployed network topology that do not impact operational performance or compromise functional equivalence with the underlying logical model, need not trigger a recomputation of the network topology model immediately and could be delayed. Modifications to deployed network topologies that do not trigger recomputations of the formal network topology model may be stored and tracked, so that subsequent recomputations of the model may incorporate the pending modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridar Kandaswamy, Sebastian Jeuk
  • Patent number: 11282283
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that analyzes image content of an immersive video frame and identifies a first group of segments of the immersive video frame based on the analysis. The segments collectively span an entire space portrayed by the immersive video frame and the first group of segments spans less than the entire space. A size of a display region of an immersive video viewer is determined that spans less than the entire space and a second group of segments is determined based on the first group of segments and the size of the display region. Transport of the second group of segments, spanning less than the entire space, is facilitated via a communication network to the immersive video viewer for presentation, without requiring transmission of all of the segments. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Jackson Jarrell Pair, Vikash Sharma
  • Patent number: 11271811
    Abstract: The present invention provides a profile editing system, including: a plurality of devices; a plurality of device control modules, configured to respectively control the devices; and a profile control module, configured to record control settings that are preset by the device control modules for the devices as a profile, so that a user may enable the profile to make the devices work by using the control settings recorded in the profile, to form environmental conditions preset by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Chi-Hsiang Wang, Wan-Yu Hsien
  • Patent number: 11252240
    Abstract: In order to allow an access to the Internet, and therefore to a remote server, for a device having no connection with an Internet gateway, a method to transmit a message from a first device to a remote server, the first device having no connection with the remote server, the method including detecting a second device by the first device, establishing a communication channel between the first and the second device, transferring the message from the first to the second device, the message including an address of the remote server, transferring, by the second device, the message to the remote server using the remote server address contained in the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NAGRAVISION, S.A.
    Inventor: Andre Kudelski
  • Patent number: 11240328
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer media for monitoring software application usage are provided herein. Using a local, time-interval-based approach, valuable information can be obtained for application providers without collecting or exposing user's personal data. Application usage data for a user is recorded and stored locally, on a client device, in conjunction with time intervals of different duration. After new application usage is recorded, it can be determined, based on comparison with the stored application usage data, if an application usage update is needed. The update can be generated by and sent from the client device to a remote application management system, and the remote system can perform analytics and improve the application as a result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Tejram Jagannath Sonwane
  • Patent number: 11240058
    Abstract: A device to provide information to a visual interface that is mountable to a vehicle dashboard includes a memory configured to store device information indicative of controllable devices of a building and occupant data indicative of one or more occupants of the building. The device includes a processor configured to receive, in real-time, status information associated with the one or more occupants of the building. The status information includes at least one of dynamic location information or dynamic activity information. The processor is configured to generate an output to provide, at the visual interface device, a visual representation of at least a portion of the building and the status information associated with the one or more occupants. The processor is also configured to generate an instruction to adjust an operation of one or more devices of the controllable devices based on user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Ravi Choudhary, Yinyi Guo, Fatemeh Saki, Erik Visser
  • Patent number: 11240337
    Abstract: Image transformation for use in a hybrid distribution architecture with improved performance characteristics is provided herein. The hybrid distribution architecture provides content to clients via a dual source system using a central cloud service and a Content Distribution Network, which uses the cloud service as its source. A client that requests a new rendition of an image provided by a chosen source of the hybrid distribution architecture will have that request handled by the source, and the source may maintain that rendition for future provision. By allowing the client to choose the source and letting that source handle the request, rather than requiring a central service hand the request, the amount of data needed to be transmitted is reduced and the speed of provision of content, modified or not, is improved for the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Emmanuel Miranda-Steiner, Victor Magidson
  • Patent number: 11228662
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems, apparatus, and/or methods are described for selectively obscuring a rendering of a media stream. In one implementation, the method includes receiving a media stream with a receiving device, receiving event data associated with the media stream, generating identification data based at least in part on the event data, presenting the media stream and identification data on a presentation device, receiving at least one participant selection from a user interface device, retrieving participant information based on the at least one participant selection, and presenting the participant information on the presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventor: Scott Michael Parker
  • Patent number: 11212177
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a “software only” hosted or cloud-based physical layer management (PLM) system. Another embodiment is directed to a hosted or cloud-based PLM system or Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM) system that uses a hardware appliance that is locally deployed in an enterprises network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity UK Limited
    Inventors: Kevin David Townend, Andrew P. Roberts, Alexander Thomas
  • Patent number: 11206299
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a non-transitory storage medium provides to receive Moving Picture Experts Group Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (MPEG-DASH) segments that have multiple bit rates of a program; divide each of the MPEG-DASH segments into first multiple slices of program data of the program; generate first header slices for the first multiple slices, wherein each of the first header slices includes sequence information and an identifier of one of the MPEG-DASH segments; and multicast second packets that include the first headers and the first multiple slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: James F. DiMattia, Sankar Subramanian, Johannes P. Schmidt, Walter J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11184414
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are provided for reservation management for client-initiated polling requests in a communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Adams, Ryan Huber, Mark Christian, James Scheinblum
  • Patent number: 11178229
    Abstract: System and computer-implemented method in a cloud architecture including a mixed network having local objects in a local network and external objects in an external network, wherein the external objects are accessed through proxy communications, uses a proxy inventory to determine whether a connection from a first computing object to a second computing object should be excluded from a proxy. The connection from the first computing object to the second computing object is performed based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Uday Masurekar, Sergii Stepanenko, Todd Sabin, Gabe Rosas
  • Patent number: 11178206
    Abstract: A method for managing progressive and adaptive streaming of digital content within a multimedia stream player terminal connected to a communication network, the digital content being associated with a description file of the digital content, which includes a list of time segments of the content each associated with several encoding bit rates or qualities of the content. The method implements: obtaining a connection speed to the communication network determined from a size and a streaming time of at least one already streamed time segment, and selecting, for at least one subsequent time segment to be streamed, a maximum quality of the content, depending on the connection speed and a ratio, called a gain factor, between an actual encoding bit rate of the already streamed time segment and the quality associated with the time segment in the description file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Olivier Gaste, Hervé Marchand
  • Patent number: 11165628
    Abstract: A system for secure transmission of business event notifications includes a memory, at least one processor, a service gateway configured to: publish application programming interfaces (APIs) for secure transmission of business event notifications, a notification server configured to: publish APIs for secure transmission of business event notifications corresponding to the APIs published by the service gateway, obtain a new business event to report, determine a partner to receive a notification of the new business event, transmit an event notification to the partner by way of the service gateway APIs, and register the event notification in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventor: Sachin Pawaskar
  • Patent number: 11159640
    Abstract: A communication system is provided. The communication system comprises a communication management unit (CMU) comprising a processor, a memory and an input/output port; wherein the processor is configured to run a distribution application operable to: when data is received from a ground system at the input/output port, transmit the data to a designated first device and transmit selected data of the data received at the input/output port to at least one designated second device; and when data is received from the first device or the second device, transmit the data to the other of the first and second device as well as an intended recipient of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Shamasundar, Thomas D. Judd, Sundaresh Seethahally Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 11146865
    Abstract: Aspects discussed herein relate to systems, apparatuses, and methods to identify, in near real-time, points of interest of viewers of a content item concurrently being transmitted in a linear stream to the viewers. A point of interest may refer to a segment of the content item that caused a surge in user reactions. During a subsequent transmission of the content item, identified points of interests may be displayed to the viewer. The viewer may select the point of interest in the content item to begin playback of the point of interest in the content item. Further, a playlist of points of interest in one or more content items may be generated for playback of the points of interest to a viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Galen Trevor Gattis, Hong Kwon, Jennifer Metz, Leslie Chapman
  • Patent number: 11122107
    Abstract: There is provided a method for managing file transmission. A file transmission method includes receiving, by a file transmission system, a request for transmitting a file to a reception side from a transmission side, setting transmission paths for transmitting the file via data centers present between the transmission side and the reception side, determining a splitting reference used for splitting the file into a plurality of fragments for the respective transmission paths, and individually transmitting the file fragments split according to the splitting reference along the transmission paths. Since files are split into a plurality of fragments and the fragments are simultaneously transmitted to several networks in a distributed manner, security may be strengthened and a bandwidth may be temporarily expanded, remarkably enhancing a transfer rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Heung Yeol Kwon