Patents Examined by Patrice L. Winder
  • Patent number: 10298676
    Abstract: A method and associated systems for enabling digital asset reuse. Users are each associated with a collection of digital assets and each user and each asset is assigned an eminence value. When a first user initially accesses an asset, the asset is copied to the first user's collection, thus indicating the first user's favorable view of the asset. When a second user accesses the first user's copy, the asset is copied to the second user's collection, and the eminence of the first user and of the asset are increased. If a third user accesses the second user's copy, the asset is copied to the third user's collection and eminence values of the first and second users and of the asset increase. The second user may locate an asset in the first user's collection through means that include the second user's decision to “follow” the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anuradha Bhamidipaty, Saiprasad Kolluri Venkata Sesha, Gopal S. Pingali, Mark E. Podlaseck, Karthik Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 10291574
    Abstract: A transport arrangement and networking system can receive pick-up requests from user devices of requesting users. The pick-up requests can include a carpool service preference. The system can transmit an invitation to a driver device of a proximate carpool driver to service each received pick-up request and identify carpool riders riding with each requesting user. The system can further access social media data for the requesting user and the carpool riders. When the accessed social media data indicates a common link between the requesting user and the carpool rider(s) the system can generate and transmit a notification to the requesting user indicating the common link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Bijor, Matthew Wyndowe, Zoran Martinovic, Dmitry Shevelenko, Amritha Prasad
  • Patent number: 10291313
    Abstract: Data communication capabilities of the North American Terrestrial System (NATS) Network are enhanced. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, an airborne data server (ADS) is added to the airborne architecture of the current NATS Network and a ground data gateway (GDG) is added to the ground-based architecture of the current NATS Network. The ADS functions as a router/gateway connected to many local area networks (LANs) aboard the aircraft. The ADS provides for the automation of data services such as scheduling, routing and translation. The GDG is the central hub for the network and dispatcher of data to customer premises or to the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Eric A. Nelson, Michael B. O'Meara
  • Patent number: 10284439
    Abstract: In a method and system for characterizing Internet application performance, requests for media items from at least one client can be identified. For each of request, a request time, an Internet service provider identity, a location of the client, a data quantity transferred, and an elapsed time for fulfillment of the request can be determined. An evaluation period, a geographic boundary, and an Internet service provider can be identified, and matching requests can be determined, where the matching requests have a request time within the evaluation period, a location within the geographic boundary, and an Internet service provider identity corresponding to the Internet service provider. A transfer rate for each matching request can be calculated based on the data quantity transferred and elapsed time. A percentage of matching requests with a transfer rate meeting a transfer threshold can then be calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Francisco Manuel Galanes, Pawel Jurczyk, Vivek Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 10275538
    Abstract: A resource set comprising a set of resources may be provided to the public. It may be desirable to associate with the resources a set of public names, such as friendly URLs that may be more memorable, may indicate to users the type of resource so named, and may promote indexing of the resources by search engines. A name hierarchy (such as a portion of a file system) may store at least one reference that associates a public name with a resource. A name hierarchy navigation logic may facilitate navigation through the name hierarchy, and may specify a particular location within the name hierarchy where a reference associated with the public name is to be stored. This manner of associating public names with resources may promote the scalability and efficiency in associating public names with resources and in retrieving a resource associated with a particular public name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Vladilen V. Bessonov, Todd D. Ostermeier, Paul B. Lorah, Christopher O'Neil Sanders
  • Patent number: 10270668
    Abstract: A distributed system may implement identifying correlated events in a distributed system according to operational metrics. A distributed system may collect large numbers of operational metrics from multiple different sources. Some operational metrics may be monitored, analyzing the operational metrics for correlation with other operational metrics. The monitored operational metrics may be manually selected, or identified according to anomalous events detected for the operational metrics. Based on the monitoring, a correlated event may be detected. A response for the correlated event may be determined and performed. In some embodiments, a notification of the correlated event may be sent. Corrective actions may be performed at the distributed system, in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Michael Thompson, Marc Stephen Olson, Marc John Brooker
  • Patent number: 10270874
    Abstract: A website system can provide a website having features for which the status of the features can be selected. The website system can determine that a request is associated with the feature of the website and determine a status of the feature. In response to determining that the feature has a first status, the website system can return a first web page file that does not include content associated with the feature and, in response to determining that the feature has an second status, return to the client computing device a second web page file that does include the content associated with the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Michael Gerard Jaskiewicz, Bertrand Guy Le Bescond de Coatpont
  • Patent number: 10264040
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for optimizing management of a multicast tree are disclosed. The system receives first multicast group member information, from over a network and via a first packet forwarding system, at a controller server that provides for control of a network comprised of a first virtual local area network including a first packet forwarding system, the first multicast group member information being received by the first packet forwarding system and describing a first end-host computer as joining a first multicast group on the first virtual local area network. The system generates a multicast tree, at the controller server, and communicates a network configuration message to at least one packet forwarding system of a first plurality of packet forwarding systems to enable communication of the multicast traffic for the first multicast group over a portion of the multicast tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Big Switch Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Preeti Manohar, Rajneesh Bajpai, Ning Song, Srinivasan Ramasubramanian, Shunjia Yu, Richard Lane, Kiran Gandhi Poola, Kenneth H. Chiang, Robert W. Sherwood
  • Patent number: 10264073
    Abstract: Cloud services may be utilized by implementing an I/O hook that can intercept a data access from an application, migrating data accessed by the application to a cloud server that provides a cloud service, receiving, from the I/O hook, a data access intercepted from the application, and redirecting the intercepted data access to the cloud server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Kadowaki, Yuriko Nishikawa, Munetaka Ohtani, Masaki Saitoh, Asuka Unno
  • Patent number: 10261871
    Abstract: Provided is a system having a cluster of communication controllers, a method for modification of the latter, and a computer program product carrying computer executable code for execution of the method. Each communication controller is operable for providing network connections of the system with external computer systems using communication protocols of a first type and a second type. The first type is a failover tolerant communication protocol type. The second type is a failover non-tolerant communication protocol type. All network connections of each communication controller are disconnected during the modification of said communication controller. The method for modifying the cluster of communication controllers includes splitting the communication controllers into a first pool and a second pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Diederich, Thorsten Muehge, Erik Rueger, Ulf Troppens, Rainer Wolafka
  • Patent number: 10257304
    Abstract: A system and method that enables large content data transfers to mobile platforms is provided. The mobile platform cache system and method provided build a cache suitable for large content data transfers using the available storage capacity of one or more frequently used, existing mobile devices. The provided mobile cache system and method prioritize available free or low cost communication protocols for data transfer to one or more mobile devices, enabling the use of free Wi-Fi communications or low cost communications, and minimizing the use of cellular data transmissions for large content data transfers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Nadav Lavi, Moshe Laifenfeld, Tal Philosof
  • Patent number: 10250456
    Abstract: Techniques for managing operation in cloud computing systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method can include receiving data representing a guaranteed value of a performance metric of a cloud service and an error budget and deriving a switching threshold based on a combination of the value of the performance metric and the error budget. The method also includes determining a current value of the performance metric of the cloud service and causing the cloud computing system to selectively switch between operational modes for providing the cloud service based on a comparison between the determined current value of the performance metric and the switching threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Dan Barrett
  • Patent number: 10248365
    Abstract: A method, a computer program product, and a system are disclosed, which use OAuth2 to secure IPv6 Neighbor Discovery. The method including sending a Neighbor Discovery duplicate address detection (DAD) package from a client device on a communication network, the Neighbor Discovery DAD package having an authorization code for an OAuth2 token for access to an IPv6 network; receiving the Neighbor Discovery DAD package with the authorization code on an authorizing device, the authorizing device configured to issue OAuth2 tokens; issuing the OAuth2 token having an expiration to the client device for access to the IPv6 network; and allowing the client device to access the IPv6 network until the expiration of the OAuth2 token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA LABORATORY U.S.A., INC.
    Inventor: Maria Perez
  • Patent number: 10248465
    Abstract: An object is to create a convergent mediation system (10) and method that meet the technical requirements of low latency time and high throughput, without compromising the interoperability and ease of administration of the system. According an aspect of the invention, these objects are achieved by providing a convergent mediation system (10) that comprises a common platform (18) providing processing power for both online processing (12) and off-line processing (14) of data. The convergent mediation system (10) is also provided with a system controller (110) that is adapted to dynamically allocate the processing power of the common platform (18) for the online processing (12) and off-line processing (14) of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventors: Mika Tanttu, Jussi Lassila
  • Patent number: 10244040
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus are provided for issuing content event notifications to members of a user community that makes content available to its members. Events involving content items of interest to a given member (e.g., creation, upload, sharing) are recognized, particularly events that involve another member connected to the given member in the community, and the relevance of the items to the member or to content topics of interest to the member is determined. Time slots during which notifications can be issued to the member are identified (e.g., using the member's calendar data), possibly in association with events on the member's calendar, and may be associated with one or more topics that interest the member. During a time slot, only notifications regarding content items related to the associated topic(s) may be issued. A do-not-disturb time slot may be defined as a period during which no notifications should be issued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jeba Singh Emmanuel, Andri H. Kristinsson
  • Patent number: 10243872
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to management of hybrid workloads in a shared pool of configurable computer resources. Resource utilization in the shared pool is dynamically tracked, and employed for assessing a set of servers a parallel access protocol should utilize for one or more I/O requests in conjunction with any serial workload optimizations. Accordingly, the load balancing embodies a diverse set of workloads to support dynamic and equitable allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sandip Agarwala, Dean Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 10235868
    Abstract: System and method for controlling a custom modular measurement system. An editor may receive user input specifying one or more system definitions, each mapping message based commands, parameters, variables and/or metadata (“information”) accordant with a control protocol for standalone instruments to functions and data in a programming language, and generates the definitions accordingly, each being useable by a client application to interface with a custom modular measurement system that includes multiple logical instruments via the message based information. At least one of the definitions may be deployed onto the measurement system. A run-time engine of the measurement system may accept a message based command from the application, and call a corresponding function, which may invoke operation of at least one of the logical instruments. The logical instruments may be operated concurrently, including sharing use of a single physical measurement device by at least two of the logical instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Henry Mace Keene, Jan Viborg Moeller
  • Patent number: 10237115
    Abstract: A method is described for determining automatically, via a network protocol, a system topology of a network system, wherein the network system comprises a plurality of network components, wherein each of the network components support a directory protocol, and wherein the system topology comprises a respective address of each of the plurality of network components. The system topology is mapped via the directory protocol. Finally, a role-based access credential is configured for a user, via the directory protocol, wherein the role-based access credential determines which of the plurality of network components are accessible to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Alvin Yoon Lee, Kenneth Ellington, Lawrence Lee, David Helsley, Ryan Cerrato, Faisal Rabbani, Leland Townsend, Aaron McKay, Walter Brekeen, Jr., Ronnie Mathes
  • Patent number: 10230601
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is performed by a computer system. The method includes receiving monitoring data obtained from a plurality of monitored resources in a computing environment. The method further includes transforming the monitoring data into an integrated topology model (ITM) instance of interconnected topology objects. The method further includes measuring session performance using the transformed monitoring data of the ITM instance. Also, the method includes publishing information related to measured session performance to a user dashboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Quest Software Inc.
    Inventors: Yinghua Qin, Hassan Fahimi Chahestani, Zhenlei Song
  • Patent number: 10228838
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method of and apparatus for simplifying the process of access to a network for a roaming computer user, divides the responsibility of servicing a given user wanting to access the network between multiple parties and minimizes the possibility of improper dissemination of email header data as well as improper use of network resources (including server systems) by non-clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MYMAIL, LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas Drennan Selgas, Michael Brian Massing, John Everett Gmuender