Patents Examined by Rupal Dharia
  • Patent number: 11315084
    Abstract: A method for communicating information related to a diagnostic analyzer includes receiving user identification information from a portable computer. A user associated with the user identification information operates the diagnostic analyzer. First diagnostic analyzer information is retrieved from at least one database that relates analyzer information to the user of the diagnostic analyzer. The first diagnostic analyzer information is related to the diagnostic analyzer. The first diagnostic analyzer information is communicated to the portable computer. Second diagnostic analyzer information from the diagnostic analyzer is retrieved. The second diagnostic analyzer information is generated by the diagnostic analyzer. The first and the second diagnostic analyzer information is communicated to the portable computer. The portable computer is configured to display the first and the second diagnostic analyzer related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Judy Bosko, Mark Dahlberg, Chris Carrier, Mark Smith, Steve Postma, Masunao Nakahira, Tomomi Sugiyama, Mao Inoue
  • Patent number: 11297122
    Abstract: A method of network-based media processing (NBMP) can include receiving a function description of a media processing function from a function repository at a workflow manager in an NBMP system. The function description can include a configuration descriptor providing configuration information of parameters for the media processing function. The parameters can have logical relationships represented by a parameter representation graph constructed according to a set of rules. The media processing function can be instantiated as a media processing task that is part of a workflow. The media processing task can be configured based on the configuration information of the parameters in the configuration descriptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Tencent America LLC
    Inventor: Iraj Sodagar
  • Patent number: 11252239
    Abstract: A method of establishing a communications path between devices comprising: receiving, at a first device, data, the data comprising: a first resource having a first identifier for a second device remote from the first device; a second resource having a second identifier for the second device; addressing the second device with the first identifier; generating, at the first device, first connection data based on the second identifier; transmitting, from the first device to the second device, the first connection data; receiving, at the first device, second connection data; validating, at the first device, the second connection data; establishing the communications path between the first device and second device responsive to valid second connection data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignees: Arm IP Limited, Arm Limited
    Inventors: Yongbeom Pak, Hannes Tschofenig
  • Patent number: 11240060
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are provided herein to provide simultaneous delivery of output communications to a client device and a secondary client device are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include an apparatus including processing circuitry configured to: receive one or more electronic communications; configure the one or more electronic communications for presentation to the client device and the secondary client device based on the delivery identifier; and provide the one or more electronic communications to the client device via a wide area network to facilitate simultaneous delivery of the one or more output communications corresponding to the one or more electronic communications on the client device and the secondary client device. The one or more output communications may be provided to the secondary client device via the client device and a personal area network that is separate from the wide area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthijs Mullender, Andrew Ma, Arpan Sinha
  • Patent number: 11233747
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that acquire server resources at the time of scheduling an automated instance-related task, such as an instance migration task, and prior to starting the automated task (e.g., prior to determining scheduling conflicts, creating a change request, or creating a move context associated with starting the instance migration task). Advantageously, if acquiring the server resources fails, an orchestration server performing the automated task can simply retry acquiring the server resources, thus avoiding restarting the automated task and re-performing steps of the automated task, thus avoiding unnecessary overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Varsha Herle, Wenhui Li, Sharath Vaddempudi, Atul Saini
  • Patent number: 11233862
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include (1) receiving, via a social networking system, a request from a user to participate in a discovery service designed to facilitate connections between users of the social networking system who share common attributes, (2) obtaining, from the user, data representative of at least one desired user attribute, possessed by the user, for new user connections, (3) identifying, within the social networking system, at least one additional user who is both a participant in the discovery service and who also possesses the desired user attribute, and (4) providing a visual indication to the user, when representing the additional user within a user interface of the social networking system, that the additional user is a participant in the discovery service and that the additional user possesses the desired user attribute. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Sharp
  • Patent number: 11212330
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for casting content based on device capabilities. An apparatus includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable by the processor to receive a request to cast content from a first device to a second device, determine capabilities for one or more second devices that are communicatively coupled to the first device over a data network, and select a second device of the one or more second devices to cast the content to based on the content to be casted and the capabilities of the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Aaron M. Stewart, Joshua N. Novak
  • Patent number: 11206236
    Abstract: Chat room content classification, in an online communication environment, where higher applicable chat rooms are prioritized for a user, is provided. First, an chat room service receives chat room content for at least a first chat room and a second chat room. A chat room analyzer can then analyze a characteristic(s) associated with the first chat room and/or the second chat room. Based on the characteristic, the chat room determines that the first chat room is more applicable to the user. Then, a user interface may be presented to the user where the first chat room is prioritized (or ranked) over the second chat room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Chen, Keith Griffin
  • Patent number: 11201854
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for provisioning a dynamic intent-based firewall. A network controller can generate a master route table for network segments reachable from edge network devices managed by the controller. The controller can receive zone definition information mapping the network segments into zones and Zone-based Firewall (ZFW) policies to apply to traffic between a source and destination zone specified by each ZFW policy. The controller can evaluate a ZFW policy to determine first edge network devices that can reach first network segments mapped to the source zone specified by the ZFW policy, second edge network devices that can reach second network segments mapped to the destination zone specified by the ZFW policy, and routing information (from the route table) between the first network segments, the first and second edge network devices, and the second network segments. The controller can transmit the routing information to the edge network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Vamsidhar Valluri, Saravanan Radhakrishnan, Anand Oswal, Vinay Prabhu, Sarah Adelaide Evans, Suraj Rangaswamy
  • Patent number: 11190468
    Abstract: Enabling synchronous communications between a message sender and recipient includes receiving a message from the sender via a user interface of a communication application or a service, the message being intended for the recipient; upon receiving the message, determining if the message includes a question and if so, determining if a response to the question is received from the recipient within a predetermined time; if the response is not received within the predetermined time, examining at least one of: a presence status indicator associated with the communication application, an activity indicator, a calendar, an out of office indicator, and a to do list to determine an availability of the sender to engage in a communication with the recipient via the communication application; and enabling display of a notification to the sender based on the determined presence of the sender, the notification including a reminder about the question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Marc Christopher Pottier
  • Patent number: 11190600
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include (1) receiving, via a social networking system, a request from a user to participate in a discovery service designed to facilitate connections between users of the social networking system who share common attributes, (2) obtaining, from the user, data representative of at least one desired user attribute, possessed by the user, for new user connections, (3) identifying, within the social networking system, at least one additional user who is both a participant in the discovery service and who also possesses the desired user attribute, and (4) providing a visual indication to the user, when representing the additional user within a user interface of the social networking system, that the additional user is a participant in the discovery service and that the additional user possesses the desired user attribute. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Sharp
  • Patent number: 11171795
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage includes instructions executable by the at least one processor to receive a first data stream from a first conferencing service operated by a first conferencing service provider and to receive second data stream from a second conferencing service operated by a second conferencing service provider. The instructions are then executable to merge the first and second data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu, Axel Ramirez Flores, Rodrigo Felix de Almeida, Jonathan Co Lee, James A. Hunt
  • Patent number: 11171900
    Abstract: Techniques for media endpoint configuration are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a messaging server component operative to receive a media message addressed to a recipient user account, the media message comprising a media identifier for a media item; and send the media message to a recipient client device associated with the recipient user account; and a media management component operative to send a media endpoint list to a recipient client device, the media endpoint list operative to configure the recipient client device to retrieve the media item by identifying the media item with the media identifier to a media endpoint determined based on the media endpoint list. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: WHATSAPP LLC
    Inventors: Alan Kao, Jamshid Mahdavi, Ehren Andrew Kret
  • Patent number: 11165717
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to the use of Network-on-Chip architecture for solid state memory structures, both volatile and non-volatile, which provide for the access of memory storage blocks via a router. As such, data may be sent to and/or from the memory storage blocks as data packets on the chip. The Network-on-Chip architecture may further be utilized to interconnect unlimited numbers of memory cell matrices, spread on a die, thus allowing for reduced latencies among matrices, selective power control, unlimited memory density growth without major latency penalties, and reduced parasitic capacitance and resistance. Other benefits may include improved signal integrity, larger die areas available to implement memory arrays, and higher frequency of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zvonimir Z. Bandic, Luis Cargnini, Dejan Vucinic
  • Patent number: 11165885
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a routing method and device. The method includes: receiving an access request from a user, wherein the access request points to a page, obtaining user attribute information of the user based on the access request, determining, based on at least a part of the user attribute information and according to a preset rule, a server cluster, wherein the server cluster is configured to provide a service on the page for the user, and routing the access request to the server cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Dongbai Guo, Yanchao Li, Yu Chen, Zhi Sang, Tingming Zou, Kai Wen, Qianqian Wu, Zhiwei Zhou
  • Patent number: 11153236
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques that facilitate selectively automating a response to a client request for vendor services based on an intended meaning of the client request, a category of vendor services associated with the client request, and one or more factors such as an urgency index and a health index. The vendor services system may parse audio, text, and image data of a client request to determine an intended meaning. In some examples, the vendor services system may automate a response that resolves the client request, or automate a response that requests additional information from the client device. Alternatively, or additionally, the vendor services system may direct the client request to a vendor representative for further processing. In doing so, the vendor services system may monitor dialogue between the client and vendor representative, and selectively provide the vendor representative with support data that may help resolve the client request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Werdell, James Ellison, Robert Stamm
  • Patent number: 11138158
    Abstract: Data file storage systems and methods that bind a local portable data storage device to remote data storage space with an emergent data file storage system. Data files and directory nodes are associated with data aspect pairs, each comprised of a series of interdependent blocks of characteristically high-entropy data. Blocks of data comprising a remote data aspect are transferred to remote data aspect storage locations. A single block of data comprising a local data aspect is transferred separately to the local portable data storage device. Neither a local data aspect nor a remote data aspect contains information about the corresponding data file or directory node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Callplex, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen T. Sarakas
  • Patent number: 11121997
    Abstract: Methods and devices are presented for managing communications in an ephemeral communication system. In some embodiments, messages in the system are associated with a default trigger for deleting each message following an initial viewing of the message. A non-ephemeral analysis module analyses elements of the message to identify any content elements indicating that a message status should be changed from a default ephemeral status to a non-ephemeral status. Following identification of such elements in the message, the message status is changed from ephemeral to non-ephemeral. Based on the non-ephemeral message status, a copy of the message may be automatically stored in a non-ephemeral format, or a default trigger for deletion of the message may be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Haibo Zhao
  • Patent number: 11120406
    Abstract: Method of limiting offending messages communicated over a network, such as but not limited to messages associated with Spam and DoS attacks. The message limiting optionally including limiting bandwidth or other communication capabilities associated with an entity communicating or facilitating communication of the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Nirmal Mody, Michael O'Reirdan, Matt Scully
  • Patent number: 11095698
    Abstract: Techniques for processing messages may include: establishing a plurality of streams between a source system and a target system; reserving one or more streams of the plurality of streams, wherein the one or more streams are reserved and used in transmitting only management messages, wherein the one or more streams includes a first stream of the plurality of streams; transmitting a first management message over the first stream from the source system to the target system; and transmitting a first data message over a second of the plurality of streams, wherein the second stream is not included in the one or more streams reserved for use in transmitting only management messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Leonid Ravich, Eyal Ben Ner