Patents Examined by Patrice Winder
  • Patent number: 9940059
    Abstract: An information management system provides a data deduplication system that uses a primary table, a deduplication chunk table, and a chunk integrity table to ensure that a referenced deduplicated data block is only verified once during the data verification of a backup or other replication operation. The data deduplication system may reduce the computational and storage overhead associated with traditional data verification processes. The primary table, the deduplication chunk table, and the chunk integrity table, all of which are stored in a deduplication database, can also ensure synchronization between the deduplication database and secondary storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Saurabh Agrawal, Manoj Kumar Vijayan
  • Patent number: 9917827
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for controlling and monitoring access to network servers. In particular, the process described in the invention includes client-server sessions over the Internet. In this environment, when the user attempts to access an access-controlled file, the server subjects the request to a secondary server which determines whether the client has an authorization or valid account. Upon such verification, the user is provided with a session identification which allows the user to access to the requested file as well as any other files within the present protection domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Soverain IP, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Levergood, Lawrence C. Stewart, Stephen Jeffrey Morris, Andrew C. Payne, George Winfield Treese
  • Patent number: 9912557
    Abstract: A node information detection apparatus identifies the type of an Operating System (OS) operating on a node that is connected via a network. A message transmission unit transmits a transmission message to be responded to through IPv6 protocol stack processing that is executed at a kernel level implemented in at least one or more types of OSs. A message reception unit receives a response message from the node that received the transmission message. An OS type identification unit identifies the type of OS operating on the node on the basis of the contents of the response message received from the node or on the basis of presence or absence of a response message from the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kitamura
  • Patent number: 9904733
    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: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vladilen V. Bessonov, Todd D. Ostermeier, Paul B. Lorah, Christopher O'Neil Sanders
  • Patent number: 9906615
    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 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Michael Gerard Jaskiewicz, Bertrand Guy Le Bescond de Coatpont
  • Patent number: 9904738
    Abstract: Technologies and implementations for providing web tracking protection are generally disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Xiaodong Wang, Jun Fang
  • Patent number: 9906585
    Abstract: In accordance with the teachings of the present disclosure, a method of assessment of hosting suitability of multiple applications in a cloud is disclosed. The method may include defining, in a first synthetic application definition, a first plurality of resource consumptions, wherein the first plurality of resource consumptions are equivalent to consumptions by a first candidate application, and defining, in a second synthetic application definition, a second plurality of resource consumptions, wherein the second plurality of resource consumptions are equivalent to consumptions by a second candidate application. The method may also include consuming quantities of resources of pluralities of nodes of the computing system, recording performances of the synthetic, and evaluating the computing system based upon the recorded performances. The present disclosure additionally includes associated systems and apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan D. Clarke, Douglas M. Neuse
  • Patent number: 9900305
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for controlling and monitoring access to network servers. In particular, the process described in the invention includes client-server sessions over the Internet. In this environment, when the user attempts to access an access-controlled file, the server subjects the request to a secondary server which determines whether the client has an authorization or valid account. Upon such verification, the user is provided with a session identification which allows the user to access to the requested file as well as any other files within the present protection domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Soverain IP, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Levergood, Lawrence C. Stewart, Stephen Jeffrey Morris, Andrew C. Payne, George Winfield Treese
  • Patent number: 9888067
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for managing resources in container systems, including multi-cloud systems. The use of supply chain economics alone and in combination with other techniques offers a unified platform to integrate, optimize or improve, and automate resource management in a container system. These techniques may be used to monitor and control the delivery of service level agreements and software licenses. They may also be used to monitor and control contention of computing resources in a container system, and to suspend or terminate computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: TURBONOMIC, INC.
    Inventors: Yechiam Yemini, Mor Cohen, Enlin Xu, Endre Sara, Shmuel Kliger
  • Patent number: 9882737
    Abstract: A network system of the present invention includes a computer and a device connected via a network, and a system management device. The computer and the device include, respectively, bridges that encapsulate transmission/reception data transmitted and received to and from each other and transmit and receive the data to and from each other via the network. Each of the bridges includes a control data transmitting means for generating control data for controlling the state of the system based on control auxiliary data issued from the computer or the device and used for controlling the state of the system, and transmitting the control data to the system management device via the network. The system management device includes a system controlling means for controlling the state of the system in accordance with the control data received thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Suzuki, Youichi Hidaka, Junichi Higuchi, Takashi Yoshikawa, Teruyuki Baba, Nobuharu Kami
  • Patent number: 9883353
    Abstract: A system includes an in-vehicle system containing vehicle data, a mobile device, and an interface configured to connect the mobile device to the in-vehicle system. The mobile device is configured to access the vehicle data through the interface and post the vehicle data to a user network. The mobile device is able to be mounted within the vehicle by a docking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: Volkswagen AG, Audi AG
    Inventors: Brian Ng, Lars Scholz
  • Patent number: 9882847
    Abstract: A system and machine-implemented method for providing a multiple medium social networking experience, the method comprising receiving a message from a user through a communication medium to perform an operation at a social networking site, determining if the message format used by the communication medium is compatible with the social networking site and generating a message in a format supported by the social networking site in response to determining that the communication medium is not compatible with the social networking site, the message including a command executable by the social networking site to perform the operation at the social networking site on behalf of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC.
    Inventors: Laurence Anthony James, Arpan Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 9883376
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for improving performance of a service based on Wi-Fi direct connection by verifying URI information for controlling a P2P client in a device discovery process of a MAC layer when providing a UPnP service function based on the Wi-Fi direct connection is provided. The apparatus includes a message sending unit for sending a device discovery request, a message receiving unit for receiving a response message, including URI information of a P2P client, for the device discovery request, a message analyzing unit for acquiring the URI information included in the response message, and a service controller for performing a UPnP service function based on the Wi-Fi direct connection using the acquired URI information when connecting with the P2P client, wherein the device discovery request is a device discovery request of a Wi-Fi MAC layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-Chul Shin, Se-Hee Han
  • Patent number: 9876874
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a network selecting apparatus including: a determining unit checking an operation state of a cache server in which replicated data corresponding to a data request signal are stored and determining whether the cache server is normally operated, when the data request signal is received from a client; and a selecting unit selecting a first network so that the replicated data are transmitted to input and output devices when the cache server is normally operated and selecting a second network so that original data corresponding to the data request signal are transmitted from a storage server in which the original data are stored to the input and output devices when the cache server is not normally operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chei-Yol Kim, Sang-Min Lee, Jeong-Sook Park, Young-Chang Kim, Soo-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9870502
    Abstract: An apparatus (30), method, network server (42, 43, 44, 46, 48) and system (40) for detecting data patterns in a data stream (37) comprising a plurality of data symbols representing characters of an alphabet, said apparatus (30) executing a deterministic finite automata. The apparatus comprises a state transition register (31) comprising a plurality of states (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) including a start state (11) and at least one accepting state (14), and state transitions (16a, 16b, 16c) from an initial state to a destination state triggered by a data symbol of the data stream (37).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Geza Szabo, Rafael Antonello, Stenio Fernandes, Djamel Sadok
  • Patent number: 9866503
    Abstract: A computerized human communication arbitrating and distributing system, including a controller digital computer and a plurality of participator digital computers, each of the participator computers including an input device for receiving human-input information from a human user and an output device for presenting information to the user. A connection, such as Internet, links the controller computer with each of the participator computers. Controller software runs on the controller computer to arbitrate in accordance with predefined rules, which ones of the participator computers can interact in one of a plurality of groups through the controller computer and to distribute real time data to the respective ones of the groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Windy City Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel L. Marks
  • Patent number: 9866466
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable and executable instructions are provided for simulating real user issues in support environments. Simulating real user issues in support environments can include providing stored data related to a real user issue associated with an application to a support device having the ability to modify the application, the stored data can include network traffic associated with a user device in a live environment and inputs provided via the user device. Simulating real user issues in support environments can include causing the support device to simulate the real user issue using the stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gopshtein, Amichai Nitsan, Eyal Kenigsberg
  • Patent number: 9866613
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may provide a software development kit (“SDK”) for third party content providers (e.g., content providers external to a wireless telecommunications network) to provide toll-free content to users. Specifically, the transmission of such toll-free content, via the wireless telecommunications network, may not incur data charges to the user. Content providers may register content as being toll-free, and may include a script in web pages that link to the toll-free content. User devices may execute the script in order to validate links to toll-free content. User devices may further provide notifications that indicate that particular content is toll-free content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Samiksha Saxena
  • Patent number: 9858123
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for regulating access of consumers (e.g., applications, containers, or VMs) to resources and services (e.g., storage). In one embodiment, this regulation occurs through the movement of consumers between different providers of a resource or service. Moving consumers includes, for example, determining the cost of moving the consumer from a first provider to a second provider. According to various embodiments, the cost of moving the consumer is compared to savings associated with moving the consumer from the first provider to the second provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: TURBONOMIC, INC.
    Inventors: Apostolos Dailianas, Danilo Florissi, Shmuel Kliger
  • Patent number: 9858239
    Abstract: There is provided a method for operating of network cards in computing systems. The method comprises: detecting resource utilization of all network cards of computing systems connected via the one or more networks; monitoring network statistics of the network, the monitoring the network statistics including: evaluating whether a resource utilization of each network card connected to the one more networks is larger than a threshold; and determining an operation of each network card connected to the network according to and the detected resource utilization and the monitored network statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kleber Sacilotto de Souza, Tiago Nunes dos Santos, Rafael Camarda Silva Folco, Breno Henrique Leitão