Patents Examined by Philip B. Tran
  • Patent number: 10320893
    Abstract: A system for migrating a non-tenant-aware local application to a tenant-aware cloud application environment is disclosed to migrate individual modules of the application to instances of the cloud by grouping the modules via common characteristics in partition groups. By grouping modules together by partition group before migrating the modules to cloud instances, modules that share resources can be placed in closer logical proximity to one another in the cloud to optimize performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Shafiullah Syed, Balakrishnan Ramalingam, Sethuraman Venkataraman, Jeya Anantha Prabhu
  • Patent number: 10313184
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for using a common configuration template for a set of devices includes identifying a set of devices from the plurality of devices which share a common configuration template applicable to a proposed change, wherein the common configuration template includes a collection of command variations, determining which command from the collection of command variations is applicable to each device in the set of devices, and executing the proposed change across all devices in the set of devices using the determined command for each device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy R. Croy, Trevor Graham, Kevin M. Hamilton, Steven S. Shuman
  • Patent number: 10313280
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for increasing messaging activity in a messaging system. Using the interactions of users with each other and/or with the messaging system, the disclosed systems and methods can predict how likely a pairing of two or more users are to engage in a highly active messaging thread. Based on this prediction, the disclosed methods and systems can, for example, more effectively organize contact lists and conduct promotional efforts associated with messaging features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Ariel Benjamin Evnine, Lada Ariana Adamic, Peter Henry Martinazzi, Ojus Abhimanyu Patil
  • Patent number: 10305761
    Abstract: An accurate monitoring system for a multi-tenant system monitors each data stream of the multi-tenant system and determines the identity of the tenant using each of the data streams, and the application that the tenant is accessing. Aspects of each data stream are aggregated by a bucket aggregator to track and record trends for each tenant and/or each application. The aggregated data could be filtered, sorted, and reported for accurate subscription billing for each of the tenants and/or applications within a multi-tenant system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Corent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shafiullah Syed, Sethuraman Venkataraman, Jeya Anantha Prabhu
  • Patent number: 10305817
    Abstract: A provisioning system for a distributed computing environment includes a map reduce framework that includes a splitter process, a mapper process, and a reduce process. The splitter process receives a task associated with a distributed application to be deployed on the distributed computing environment, and selects which of the resources are to be provisioned for executing the distributed application. The mapper process converts at least one abstract address included in the task to an absolute address, and executes the task for provisioning the selected resources, while the reduce process consolidates results of the executed task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: VCE IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Michael Tan, Akshaya Mahapatra, Sazzadul K. Khan
  • Patent number: 10291462
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described for providing data consistency for managed device data among network managers in a hierarchical and distributed network management system in which the network managers operate according to a microservices-based software architecture. For example, a method comprises receiving a data model for a network device, wherein the data model comprises an object and an annotation that indicates a type of scope for the object; and processing, based on the object and annotation, the data model to generate application code for a microservice application for a network manager for managing instances of the network device, wherein the application code, when compiled, and executed by the network manager, causes the network manager to replicate data associated with the object to one or more of a plurality of network managers of a distributed network managed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Roshan Joyce, Tong Jiang
  • Patent number: 10270836
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The method and apparatus provide information on traffic of a user equipment in a mobile communication system to an operator's network or to a third server. An operator can operate a proxy and may inspect and control a hypertext transfer protocol over secured layer (HTTPS) traffic through the proxy to collect HTTPS traffic relevant information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyewon Lee, Sangsoo Jeong, Songyean Cho
  • Patent number: 10263932
    Abstract: Anonymous comments and comment rooms can improve privacy and facilitate user activity in a collaboration content item system. Some embodiments include a method for anonymous comments that can include receiving a request to add an anonymous comment to a collaboration content item. The method can further include generating an anonymous user identifier for a user associated with the request. The method can further include inserting the anonymous comment in the collaboration content item with a representation of the anonymous user. The representation can include an anonymous avatar generated based on the anonymous user identifier. Some embodiments may include comment rooms for collaboration content items. Multiple users are associated with a comment room. Comments, annotations, or content updates to a collaboration content item performed within a comment room are visible only to the users associated with the comment room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Ran Tene, Elad Shahar
  • Patent number: 10264308
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for providing media presentations to users of a media presentation system. A media presentation generally includes a one or more media streams provided by one or more capturing users of the media presentation system. In one or more embodiments, a user of the media presentation system may share a media presentation with a viewing user. The media presentation system can provide a number of features to produce a media stream within a media presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: John Samuel Barnett, Joshua Barton Dickens
  • Patent number: 10261902
    Abstract: A storage system includes a plurality of storage devices, and a server including a memory and an interface. The server is configured to store, in the memory, each of data pieces that are received through the interface from a client as a series of data to be written, in association with a single write command or a series of write commands received through the interface from the client, for each data piece, determine a target storage device and a logical address thereof at which the data piece is to be written, based on an identifier of the data piece received in association with the data piece through the interface from the client, and carry out, in parallel, writing of the data pieces stored in the memory at the determined logical addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshiei Sato, Mototaka Kanematsu, Kenji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10257147
    Abstract: A network-based solution that provides enhances management of migration and archiving operations may involve, as embodied in various systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media, performing a pre-transfer assessment on each of a plurality of accessed mailboxes designated for migration or archiving. Performing the pre-transfer assessment may include designating one or more emails for exclusion from the migration or archiving operation after applying transferability rules and exception rules to each email message contained in the assessed mailbox. The solution may involve notifying the user about the email messages designated for exclusion and performing one or more user selected actions on the email message or related attachment files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Curtis T. Johnstone, Tomas Willis
  • Patent number: 10250473
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are included for processing one or more buffers in a networking queue. An example method includes receiving one or more transmit requests or receive requests from a guest running on a virtual machine. The method also includes detecting that a networking backend has stopped processing buffers from a networking queue, each queued buffer corresponding to a transmit request or receive request. The method further includes in response to detecting that the networking backend has stopped processing buffers from the networking queue, flushing one or more buffers stored in the networking queue. A buffer corresponding to a receive request may be flushed by storing a set of dummy packets into the buffer. In contrast, a buffer corresponding to a transmit request may be flushed by discarding the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat Israel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Tsirkin, Victor Kaplansky
  • Patent number: 10250648
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes techniques for initiating a communication session when a user indicates she or he is available to participate in the communication session. In one example, a method includes receiving, by a first communication device, an indication that a user is available to participate in a communication session that enables communication between different communication devices. Responsive to receiving the at least one signal, the communication session may be initiated in an inactive mode at the first communication device. The first communication device may receive a request from a second communication device to participate in the communication session. Responsive to receiving the request, the communication session may be switched from the inactive mode to an active mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ujjwal Singh, Nikhyl P. Singhal
  • Patent number: 10250681
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus include computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, including a system that controls content distribution using a feedback loop. Content is distributed over multiple different online channels using a same initial maximum selection value for distribution over each different online channel. An observed distribution amount required for distribution of the content over the multiple different online channels is received through a feedback loop and for multiple different distributions of the content. Based on the observed distribution amount received through the feedback loop, a realized distribution amount is determined for the multiple different distributions across the multiple different online channels. The maximum selection value is adjusted based on a difference between the realized distribution amount and a reference distribution amount specified by a provider of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Chenyu Zhao, Di Wang, Samuel Sze Ming Ieong, Christopher K. Harris
  • Patent number: 10230801
    Abstract: A method, server, and communication system are described that, among other things, enable a server in a server cluster to assume control of any “early” Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) dialogs previously handled by another server in the server cluster when that server fails or otherwise becomes unable to continue handling a communication session. The replacement server in the server cluster is able to generate one or more messages that include an identification of the dialog identifiers used by the now failed server as well as new dialog identifiers to replace the dialog identifiers used by the now failed server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Joel M. Ezell, Thorsten Ohrstrom Sandgren, Timothy Ross, Harsh V. Mendiratta
  • Patent number: 10225085
    Abstract: A system includes hardware processors and a token exchange module configured to create a uniquely identified first digital token including an owner ID field identifying the current possessor of the digital token, associate the first digital token with digital content presented to the first user in a mixed reality environment, present the digital within the MR environment, make the first digital token available for acquisition, receive a request to acquire the first digital token, assign possession of the first digital token, via the owner ID field, to the first unique user ID of the first user based on the request to acquire the first digital token, receive a request to transfer the first digital token from the first user to the second user, the second user having a second unique user ID, and changing the owner ID field to the second unique user ID based on the request to transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Unity IPR ApS
    Inventors: Sylvio Herve Drouin, Colin James Alleyne
  • Patent number: 10225106
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are generally directed to a hypervisor-wide data structure that holds service rule address information for multiple VIFs in a compact way, which can later be processed per-VIF, in order to perform VIF-specific address group updates. For example, certain embodiments described herein provide a network controller that maintains a global hash table for multiple VIFs that maps network addresses to groups of one or more service rules. In certain embodiments, a network address to service rules table for each VIF may be derived based on the global hash table by using set intersections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Soner Sevinc, Anupam Chanda, Pankaj Thakkar, Boon Ang
  • Patent number: 10218781
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an intermediate node, of a multi-stage process path through a computer network, receives a workload message with an associated latency budget to complete the multi-stage process at a final stage device. In response, the intermediate node determines a current latency from an initial stage device for the workload message to the receiving of the workload message, and also determines a remaining portion of the latency budget based on the current latency. In response to the remaining portion of the latency budget being less than expected at the intermediate node, the intermediate node may perform one or more latency-reducing actions, and then transmits the workload message toward the final stage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Calvin Byers, Joseph Michael Clarke, Gonzalo Salgueiro
  • Patent number: 10212208
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a content supply device, a content supply method, a program, and a content supply system that make it possible to extend an adaptive streaming technique employing the DASH and supply content through a plurality of different delivery paths According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a content supply device that supplies a plurality of pieces of streaming data that include content of a same subject and differ in an attribute according to an adaptive streaming technique, the content supply device including: a supply unit configured to supply the plurality of pieces of streaming data to a reception side via a plurality of different networks; and a metafile generating unit configured to generate a metafile including an acquisition destination of a manifest file in which a QoS parameter for selecting the plurality of pieces of streaming data to be supplied by the reception side and a condition value of the QoS parameter are described and supply the meta
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuaki Yamagishi, Masahito Mori
  • Patent number: 10212249
    Abstract: Identifying user input data on a mobile user device may provide a way to predict the types of questions and actions a user will take and offer information contemporaneously with such actions. One example method of operation includes identifying an active application programming interface (API) of a presently operating application executing on the user device, and identifying input data populating the application. Then, storing and processing the input data to identify a topic of interest and retrieving relevant content that is associated with the topic of interest, and creating a recommendation message based on the relevant content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet