Patents Examined by Oleg Survillo
  • Patent number: 11418401
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining performance characterization values from endpoints managed by a first fog node at a first hierarchical level in a hierarchy of fog nodes. The method includes changing a first operating characteristic of the wireless network based on the performance characterization values. The first operating characteristic affects the operation of one or more of the endpoints. The method includes transmitting a portion of the performance characterization values to a second fog node at a second hierarchical level in the hierarchy of fog nodes. The method includes changing a second operating characteristic of the wireless network based on an instruction from the second fog node. The second operating characteristic affects the operation of the first fog node and/or other fog nodes at the first hierarchical level. Changing one or more of the first operating characteristic and the second operating characteristic satisfies an operating threshold for the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: M. David Hanes, Charles Calvin Byers, Joseph Michael Clarke, Gonzalo Salgueiro, Jerome Henry, Robert Edgar Barton
  • Patent number: 11418405
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining a topology of a network comprising a plurality of intermediary devices and intermediary paths. One method includes transmitting probes having a TTL value with a destination set to a destination device; receiving, for each probe transmitted, a response including an IP address of a responding device; determining whether more than one responding device has responded to the probes; determining whether more than one responding device has been found for two previous transmissions of probes when more than one responding device has responded to the probes; and transmitting, for each more than one responding device, probes having a decreased TTL value with a destination set to one of the IP addresses of the more than one responding devices, when more than one responding device has been found for two previous transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: John David Barnes
  • Patent number: 11411867
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods, and software to manage virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) in a computing environments. In one example, a management service identifies a registration or import of a route target (RT) to communicate in a VRF and identifies a first unique identifier associated with the RT. The management service further identifies a second unique identifier associated with the VRF and compares the first unique identifier to the second unique identifier. When the unique identifiers match, the management service determines that intra-VRF encryption is required for the communication. In contrast, when the unique identifiers do not match, then the management service determine that inter-VRF encryption is required for the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Kumar Reddy Kottapalli, Srinivas Sampatkumar Hemige, Mithil Prakash Rangdale, Shilpa Sharma, Avinash Savaliya
  • Patent number: 11411830
    Abstract: The present approach relates to determining suitable entry points for initiating discovery and mapping of an enterprise service. For example, one or more tables may be utilized that include information regarding connections and/or communication between configuration items (CIs) of the enterprise service. From the tables, a graph may be created with nodes of the graph representing an internet protocol (IP) address and a port associated with the CIs, and edges of the graph representing the connections and/or communication between the CIs. The graph may be traversed according to outbound edges starting from a node with zero or few outbound edges. The nodes that are unreachable, or untraversed, may be flagged as suitable entry point candidates. In some embodiments, the flagged suitable entry point candidates may be reconciled with already known entry points included in the one or more tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuval Rimar, Haviv Rosh
  • Patent number: 11399056
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for automatically managing multiple types of applications, electronic forms, electronic forms data instances, network services and, network services. The methods and systems allow organizations with a mobile workforce that relies on established business processes to execute timely and secure exchange of information while providing easy to use, fast, accurate and flexible information capture capability in the field. These organizations and/or third-party providers may optimize the design of mobile applications to better match existing corporate processes and forms in order to reflect existing business needs, preferred graphical user interfaces, processes and experiences on the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: ProntoForms Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Chéné, Liam Peyton, Kevin McGuire, Brant Drummond
  • Patent number: 11399052
    Abstract: A timestamp processing method for streaming media is provided to generate a current output video timestamp and a current output audio timestamp. The method includes the steps of: extracting multiple video data and multiple audio data from a multimedia data; processing the video data to obtain multiple video timestamps; processing the audio data to obtain multiple audio timestamps; initializing a start timestamp; calculating a first characteristic value and a second characteristic value based on multiple target timestamps, which are the video timestamps or the audio timestamps; and updating the start timestamp and using the start timestamp as the current output video timestamp or the current output audio timestamp when the absolute difference between the first characteristic value and the second characteristic value is greater than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jie Wang
  • Patent number: 11394686
    Abstract: A method for network communication includes receiving from a first network a data packet having a header specifying a first source address in the first network and a destination address in a second network and looking up the first source address in a network address translation (NAT) table. Upon finding, in response to looking up the first source address, that the first source address is not listed in the NAT table, an entry is added to the NAT table specifying a corresponding second source address in the second network. One or more additional first source addresses that are not listed in the NAT table are predictively selected, and one or more further entries are added to the NAT table specifying one or more second source addresses in the public network corresponding to the one or more additional first source addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rohith Basavaraja, Sharath Ramamurthy
  • Patent number: 11381633
    Abstract: A method of handling multimedia data in which packets of a multimedia file from a first computer are received by a second computer. In case, a sub-portion of the multimedia file, representative of the multimedia file, was received by the second computer, before the entire file was received by the second computer, that sub portion is handled by the second computer transmitting to the first computer, although the entire file was not received by the second computer at the time of the transmission of the result. Additionally, an image processing server is described comprising: a network interface adapted to receive packets, a communication manager adapted to manage reception of multimedia files through the input interface and to conclude when a sub-portion of a multimedia file, representative of the multimedia file received, and an image handling unit configured to handle said sub-portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Dan Atsmon, Alon Atsmon
  • Patent number: 11381620
    Abstract: Transmitting from a wireless router a live stream of time stamped multimedia packets from a server which is capable of providing a system time clock value is disclosed. The wireless router includes a queue for storing the time stamped multimedia packets received from the live streaming server. The wireless router also includes a processor for analyzing the priority of the time stamped multimedia packets stored in the queue, for comparing the time stamps to the system time clock value, for calculating a transmission time to a video client, and for determining a transmission window to transmit the time stamped multimedia packets. The time stamped multimedia packets are discarded if the packets cannot be transmitted within the transmission window, or the time stamped packets are immediately transmitted if they can be transmitted within the transmission window. The priority of the packets in queue may be re-sorted prior to transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Charles Hardt, Albert F. Elcock, Christopher S. DelSordo
  • Patent number: 11375039
    Abstract: A needs-matching navigator system and social network facilitator appurtenances including, for a large user plurality, software driven modules residing on electronic communications enabled platforms and devices. Beyond altruistically enhancing flourishing life horizons and life quality metrics, the modules facilitate (A) knowing respective user bias, profile, perspective, wellbeing orientation, and privacy preference; (B) understanding user needs description and wellbeing criteria; (C) finding answer and solutions to the needs by user biased projecting the description onto electronically stored knowledge-bases; (D) matching the user to the answers and solutions; and preferably (E) creating an instant electronic communications interactive community for the respective user, by inverse projecting large subsets of the answers and solutions back onto the large plurality of users; according to said users' profiles and needs descriptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Tuvi Orbach
  • Patent number: 11363126
    Abstract: A self-healing network on-board a vehicle includes multiple wireless devices that are directly and communicatively interconnected via communications backbone(s). One of devices is collectively determined by the other devices to be a lead device of the network, and therefore establishes a wireless link (e.g., an only wireless link) communicatively connecting any of the self-healing network devices to other devices/servers on-board the vehicle and external to the network. Passenger-consumable content may be delivered between any device of the self-healing network and the other on-board, external devices via the lead wireless device, its established wireless link, and the communications backbone(s). Any wireless device of the self-healing network may serve as a hot spare for the lead wireless device, so that the self-healing network may automatically reconfigure to mitigate and recover from faults, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: GOGO BUSINESS AVIATION LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Adrian Lauer
  • Patent number: 11360447
    Abstract: A building management system of a building includes one or more memory devices configured to store instructions thereon, that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to generate agents, each agent of the agents paired with one entity of a plurality of entities of an entity database, wherein the entity database includes relationships between the entities, wherein the entities represent physical building entities of the building comprising building equipment or building spaces. The instructions cause the one or more processors to communicate, by the plurality of agents, data of the physical building entities via a plurality of agent communication channels and perform, by the plurality of agents, one or more operations for the plurality of entities based on the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
    Inventors: Youngchoon Park, Sudhi R. Sinha, Vaidhyanathan Venkiteswaran, Erik S. Paulson, Vijaya S. Chennupati, Kelsey Carle Schuster
  • Patent number: 11356346
    Abstract: Techniques are described for mote associated log creation, in which sensing information and/or control information of a device at a mote is determined. A time stamp of the sensing information or control information is obtained and one or more mote-addressed content logs are created with the obtained time stamp. The one or more mote-addressed content logs have at least one device identifier associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: JTT INVESTMENT PARTNERS, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, Edward K. Y. Jung
  • Patent number: 11356777
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to transitioning a playback session between portable playback devices such as “smart” headphones, earbuds, and handheld speakers with playback devices of a zone-based media playback system. Exemplary techniques facilitate continuity of playback when transitioning between locations (e.g., from at home to on-the-go or vice versa) or between listening paradigms (e.g., personal or out-loud playback of audio content). An example implementation includes detecting a swap trigger, determining the source playback device(s) and target playback device(s), and performing a playback session swap between the source playback device(s) and target playback device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Dayn Wilberding, Youjin Nam, Tadeo T. Toulis, Cole Harris, Patrick Devine, Ncholas A. J. Millington, Jodi Vautrin, Maria-Jose Ramos, Richard Bannon, Michael Sheldon, Ted Lin, Ron Kuper, Kirsten Lewis, Jake Harwood, Jonathan Herbst
  • Patent number: 11329964
    Abstract: A method of managing messages in a messaging system, the method including: identifying a policy associated with the messaging system, the policy including directives associated with the privacy and integrity of messages; applying the policy to a message, the policy including configuration data that determines when the message should be expired; sending the message to the messaging system; using the configuration data to calculate the expiry of the message and passing the calculated expiry of the message to the messaging system; determining whether the expiry has been reached; responsive to the expiry being reached, sending a report message to the message producer; and responsive to the expiry not being reached, attempting to deliver the message to the message consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan L. Rumsey
  • Patent number: 11327451
    Abstract: A building management system of a building includes one or more memory devices configured to store instructions thereon, that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to generate agents, each agent of the agents paired with one entity of a plurality of entities of an entity database, wherein the entity database includes relationships between the entities, wherein the entities represent physical building entities of the building comprising building equipment or building spaces. The instructions cause the one or more processors to communicate, by the plurality of agents, data of the physical building entities via a plurality of agent communication channels and perform, by the plurality of agents, one or more operations for the plurality of entities based on the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
    Inventors: Youngchoon Park, Sudhi R. Sinha, Vaidhyanathan Venkiteswaran, Erik S. Paulson, Vijaya S. Chennupati, Kelsey Carle Schuster
  • Patent number: 11329885
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide cluster creation using self-joining cluster nodes. Each node within a cluster is assigned a role of master or non-master. A master node initializes and creates a cluster. A non-master, or “role” node initializes and joins a cluster established by the master. If the master has not yet initialized, the non-master node waits until the master node is operational and then joins the cluster. A description file associated with each node describes the services and configuration required for the node's assigned role. In this way, non-master nodes can be spawned independently of the master node, providing a greater level of scalability, improved fault tolerance, and increased availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shrinivas Kulkarni, Rachit Arora, Dharmesh Jain, Sunil R. Ganatra
  • Patent number: 11321414
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to validation of a request for an asset based on information in the request. Validation of the request can be processed by a network node in a network repository that contains the asset. In one aspect, validation of the request can comprise determining if the request is legitimate based at least on processing at least a portion of the information in the request. In response to a legitimate request, the network node can process the request and, as a result, a data object associated with the asset can be supplied to a device originating the request. In the alternative, the network node can yield an exception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Field, Jan van Doorn
  • Patent number: 11316929
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to management of resources. Embodiments include receiving, from a user of a client device, first input indicating a location on a remote device and a file type. Embodiments include identifying a file corresponding to the file type at the location. Embodiments include generating a graphical representation of the file and providing the graphical representation of the file to the user. Embodiments include receiving, from the user, second input corresponding to the graphical representation of the file. Embodiments include identifying stored credentials based on the second input and initiating a virtual desktop session using the stored credentials. Embodiments include providing a remote interface to the virtual desktop session on the client device. Embodiments include launching an application within the virtual desktop session and opening the file within the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Lv, Chaoting Xuan, Tong Zhao, Bo Steven Liu, Yue Zhao, Yanchao Zhang, Qimin Yao, Suyu Pan
  • Patent number: 11314495
    Abstract: A system comprising one or more computers implements a synthetic sensor service configured to deploy synthetic sensors to an in-vehicle computing device implementing a synthetic sensor orchestration environment for a vehicle. The synthetic sensor orchestration environment determines a placement decision for a new synthetic sensor to be added to the vehicle based on one or more annotations included in a synthetic sensor package for the new synthetic sensor. The synthetic sensor service and respective synthetic sensor orchestration environments implemented in various types of vehicles provide a consistent way to remotely add additional synthetic sensors and/or other functionality to different types of vehicles after the vehicles have already been put in use by respective owners or operators of the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Francis, Nicholas Jay Lefler