Patents Examined by Ruolei Zong
  • Patent number: 10298720
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that allow clients to specify custom network rules for their resource instances or network constructs in a provider network environment. Services and interfaces may be provided that allow a client to provide an executable module that implements custom rules for their resources, or alternatively to specify or select custom rules for their resources. The module may be installed on a host device, and may apply the custom rules to packets to and from the client's resources. Alternatively, the client-defined rules may be applied to packet flows according to the custom rules specified by the client and applied by a client rules service implemented on the provider network external to the host device or on a client resource instance on the host device. The custom network rules may, for example, extend or modify standard network rules for the client's resources on the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Christopher Miller, Joseph E. Magerramov, Marcin Piotr Kowalski, Colm Gearóid MacCárthaigh
  • Patent number: 10291693
    Abstract: Examples of reducing data in a network are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, method may include receiving, by a network device, data from a mapper system. The method may then include performing, by the network device, a reduction function on the data received from the mapper system to reduce the data. The method may also include transmitting, by the network device, the reduced data to a reducer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Mark Brian Mozolewski
  • Patent number: 10291416
    Abstract: In one implementation, a traffic tuning system includes an aggregation engine, an option engine, and a comparison engine. The aggregation engine is to collect information about pending traffic for a network from applications communicating via the network. The option engine is to generate a plurality of potential scheduling plans from the information about the pending traffic based on a plurality of traffic tuning parameters and one or more network paths for the pending traffic. The comparison engine is to compare the plurality of potential scheduling plans and to define a tuned scheduling plan based on comparing the plurality of potential scheduling plans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David Law, James S. Hiscock
  • Patent number: 10291557
    Abstract: An application server (204, 300), a first user equipment, UE, (200, 400), a second UE (206, 500) and corresponding methods for use in an Internet protocol multimedia subsystem, IMS, and for streaming media content between the first UE and the second UE using the Rich Communications Services, RCS, standard. The first UE transmits media content to an application server (204, 300) as an RCS file transfer. The application server receives the media content from the first UE as an RCS file transfer and stores the media content in a memory (306). The first UE compiles a message comprising a media content identifier and transmits the compiled message to the second UE using an RCS text based communication. The second UE receives the RCS text based communication from the first UE and transmits a request for the media content to the application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Björn Norhammar, Jan Lidin
  • Patent number: 10291565
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for: operating an instance of a personal assistant module to serve a user while the user operates the client computing device, wherein the instance of the personal assistant module has access to a persistent record of a message exchange thread between the user and instance(s) of the personal assistant module; detecting cue(s) emanating from the persistent message exchange thread; identifying candidate application(s) that are installed on a client computing device operated by the user, wherein the candidate application(s) are associated with content of the message exchange thread; and incorporating, into a transcript of the message exchange thread that is displayed in a graphical user interface rendered on the client computing device, selectable link( operable by the user to cause the client computing device to expose to the user an interface associated with a respective candidate application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Tilke Judd, Yariv Adan, Zaheed Sabur, Behshad Behzadi, Lucas Mirelmann, Jan Lamecki, Dhruv Bakshi
  • Patent number: 10285001
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for receiving, at a first computing device, a request from a user to activate a new media collection, sending the request to a server computer for activation of the new media collection, receiving confirmation that the new media collection was activated, receiving a plurality of content messages associated with the new media collection, receiving from the user, a selection of the plurality of content messages to be included in the new media collection, sending, to the server computer, an indication of the selection of the content messages to be included in the new media collection, wherein the server computer causes the selection of content messages to be included in the new media collection and displayed in response to a request from at least a second computing device to view the new media collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Sheldon Chang, Maria Pavlovskaia, Amer Shahnawaz, Jianchao Yang
  • Patent number: 10277413
    Abstract: An electronic invitation, including invitation proxy information, for a meeting is communicated to at least a first and a second invitee. A response is received from the first invitee including response proxy information indicating that the response to the invitation includes a request to proxy for the second invitee. Updating, in a memory, using the response proxy information, an attendance register to indicate that the first invitee will attend the meeting and that the first invitee may proxy for the second invitee. Communicating a proxy confirmation request to the second invitee and receiving a proxy confirmation response including proxy confirmation information. The attendance register is updated, in the memory, using the proxy confirmation information, to indicate that the second invitee will not attend the meeting and that the first invitee will proxy for the second invitee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wai Ho Chan, Hon Chung Tang
  • Patent number: 10277412
    Abstract: An electronic invitation, including invitation proxy information, for a meeting is communicated to at least a first and a second invitee. A response is received from the first invitee including response proxy information indicating that the response to the invitation includes a request to proxy for the second invitee. Updating, in a memory, using the response proxy information, an attendance register to indicate that the first invitee will attend the meeting and that the first invitee may proxy for the second invitee. Communicating a proxy confirmation request to the second invitee and receiving a proxy confirmation response including proxy confirmation information. The attendance register is updated, in the memory, using the proxy confirmation information, to indicate that the second invitee will not attend the meeting and that the first invitee will proxy for the second invitee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wai Ho Chan, Hon Chung Tang
  • Patent number: 10277526
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for performing a cloud computing resource operation in a cloud computing environment is herein provided. The method comprises receiving a request to create a resource from the cloud computing environment using a user interface and intercepting the request of the creation of the resource. The method further comprises determining whether an IT management process needs to be triggered based on a policy rule. In case of a positive outcome of the determination, the method comprises requesting a reserved resource identifier from the cloud computing environment relating to the request, creating a temporary representation identifier of the cloud computing resource, triggering the IT management process, receiving a process identifier from the cloud computing environment for the requested resource, creating the requested resource in the cloud computing environment, and on completion of the creation process, removing the temporary representation identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Spatzier, Hendrik Wagner
  • Patent number: 10264082
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing browsing attributes of a user, and the method includes: searching for a web site group in a web browsing history; acquiring a tag of the website group according to a percentage of a web category of the website group; obtaining a browsing preference attribute of the user by calculating a similarity; and obtaining a present browsing mode attribute of the user by analyzing a purity by the web browsing history of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yi-Jen Yeh, Chin-Yang Lin
  • Patent number: 10263933
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for incorporating application links into message exchange threads. One or more cues emanating from a message exchange thread involving two or more message exchange clients may be detected. The one or more cues may trigger incorporation, into the message exchange thread, of a selectable link to a distinct application. At least one candidate application that is installed on a given client computing device operated by a message exchange thread participant may be identified. The candidate application may be associated with content of the message exchange thread. A selectable link may be incorporated into a transcript of the message exchange thread displayed in a graphical user interface of a message exchange client operating on the given client computing device. The selectable link may be operable by the participant to expose to the participant an interface associated with a respective candidate application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Tilke Judd, Yariv Adan, Zaheed Sabur, Behshad Behzadi, Lucas Mirelmann, Jan Lamecki, Dhruv Bakshi
  • Patent number: 10257058
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for ingesting streaming signals. Signal ingestion modules sample a plurality of frames contained in a raw streaming signal. The signal ingestion modules separate the raw streaming signal into a plurality of segments. It is determined that content in the plurality of sampled frames indicates a possible event type. The signal ingestion modules replay a segment, from among the plurality of segments, in response to determining the indicated possible event. The content of the segment is inspected during replay of the segment. The possible event type is confirmed or not confirmed as an actual event type based on the inspection. When confirmed, a context dimension of the streaming signal is updated to include the event type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Banjo, Inc.
    Inventors: K W Justin Leung, Michael Avner Urbach, Armando Guereca-Pinuelas, Christopher E. Latko, Damien Patton, Rish Mehta
  • Patent number: 10257251
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for using a uniform resource locator to retrieve content for both a first application and a second application. The user may elect to use the first or second application to view content associated with the uniform resource locator. In one instance, an unmodified uniform resource locator may be parsed for identifiers that may be used to retrieve content for the second application instead of the content for the first application. In another instance, a modified uniform resource locator may be appended with a second application scheme and a path for the content of the second application address. In both instances, the unmodified and the modified uniform resource locators may be used to retrieve content for the first application or the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan A. Leblang
  • Patent number: 10250548
    Abstract: Described herein is a social media engagement engine. In accordance with another aspect of the framework, a social media message from a person (e.g., customer, prospect) is received via a social media data connector plugged into a social media interface. The social media message may be analyzed to generate processed data. At least one predefined rule is identified based on the processed data. The framework then facilitates engagement with the person according to the predefined rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Hongbo Ma, Feng Li, Xuan Yang Dai, Yong Wu, Marc-Oliver Klein
  • Patent number: 10237336
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention include a method for controlling requests to be transmitted to a server computing system. The method generating, by a first requester, a request to be transmitted to a first server computing system, the first requester being part of a first group of requesters, each of the requesters in the first group of requesters is configured to access an indicator to determine whether the first server computing system is ready to receive its request, the indicator being set or reset at least based on a response received from the first server computing system, the indicator stored in a memory device associated with a second server computing system; and based on the indicator indicating that the first server computing system is not ready, delaying from transmitting, by the first requester, the request to the first server computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Danil Dvinov, Parth Vaishnav, Chenghung Ker
  • Patent number: 10230581
    Abstract: A management method and apparatus which allows easy management of virtual network function deployment on a network are provided. A network management apparatus generates an extended topology in which a virtual network function that can be deployed on a server is added as an extended node ((VNF(A), VNF(B)) to a topology of the network; and displays an optimum path (RP1, RP2, RP3) in the extended topology on display means (400b) when a requirement of at least one virtual network function and endpoint nodes involved in the requirement are input through an input means (401, 402), wherein the optimum path is obtained based on network resource information of the network and computing resource information of servers on which at least one virtual network function can be deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hayato Itsumi
  • Patent number: 10218813
    Abstract: A method for the managing access to a software resource is disclosed. The method may include receiving, from a particular consumer, a request for a number of permits corresponding to units of a software resource. The numbers of permits may be compared to a total number of available permits. In response to determining that the number of permits is greater than the total number of available permits, rejecting the request in response to determining the number of permits requested is within a threshold value of permits requested by another consumer who has requested the largest number of permits in a preceding time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Olga Peschansky, Sreeram Duvur, Travis Downs
  • Patent number: 10218615
    Abstract: A network system, a network control method and a control apparatus are provided that solve virtual network function deployment on a network. An apparatus (10) for controlling a network including a plurality of nodes and servers stores first information related to links and nodes on the network (20) and second information related to computing resources of servers (SV) on which virtual network functions (VNF) can be deployed and, when at least one virtual network function (VNF) is required, collectively performs deployment of the required virtual network function (VNF) on a server (SV) and configuration of a path (P) on the network connecting to the deployment-target server, based on the first and second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hayato Itsumi
  • Patent number: 10205728
    Abstract: Certain aspects and features of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods that generate machine-learning models to predict whether user devices are likely to meet defined objectives. For example, a machine-learning model can be generated to predict whether or not a user device is likely to access a resource. In some implementations, a semi-supervised model can be used to determine to what extent user devices are predicted to satisfy the defined objective(s). For example, a resource-affinity parameter can be generated as a result of inputting various data points into a semi-supervised model. The various data points can be access from a plurality of data sources, and can represent one or more activities or attributes associated with a user. The value of the resource-affinity parameter can be evaluated to determine the extent to which the user is likely to meet an objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: John Carnahan, Ajay Pondicherry, Vasanth Kumar
  • Patent number: 10205765
    Abstract: It is presented a method for combining main streaming content comprising a plurality of main segment files and secondary streaming content comprising at least one secondary segment file. The method is performed in a multimedia streaming service node and comprises the steps of: determining a time slot within the main streaming content where secondary streaming content should be provided; setting a time reference of each one of the at least one secondary segment file to correspond to a time reference of the at least one discardable main segment file; setting a sequence number of each one of the at least one secondary segment file to correspond to a sequence number of the at least one discardable main segment file; providing the main segment files which are distinct from the at least one discardable main segment file; and providing the at least one secondary segment file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jinyang Xie, Shaheer Jamal-Syed, Jie Ling