Patents Examined by Sargon Nano
  • Patent number: 10129177
    Abstract: A cloud broker gateway interfaces with an enterprise network and one or more public cloud networks, including a first public cloud and a second public cloud. The cloud broker gateway receives a request for one or more computing resources from a tenant associated with the enterprise network, and directs the request to the first public cloud based on a brokerage policy for the tenant. The cloud broker gateway receives a response indicating the first public cloud cannot provide the one or more computing resources, and redirects the request to the second public cloud based on the brokerage policy for the tenant. The cloud broker gateway also establishes a hybrid cloud that provides access to the one or more computing resources between the second public cloud and the enterprise network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: David Wei-Shen Chang, Chiang Han Yang, Murali Anantha, Shashank Vinchurkar
  • Patent number: 10129354
    Abstract: When a user sends a request to access an asset or resource, for example a program code file or a media file, the access request can be processed by a proxy device. The proxy can use directory information obtained from a directory, for example a company-wide Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory, to determine whether or not the request is from an authorized network user listed in the directory. The proxy can use management information obtained from another database to determine roles, subordinate assignment information, and access authorization information associated with the requesting user. The proxy can conditionally route the request to a resource host based on the directory information and the management information. The proxy can also transform a resource returned in response to the request by using pipeline language parameters included in a URL associated with the access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Long, III, Travis D. Terry, Thomas Dacre Drapeau
  • Patent number: 10122802
    Abstract: A system includes a processing unit for performing processing, an acceptance unit for accepting an execution instruction for the processing unit made by a user, a request unit for, based on acceptance by the acceptance unit, requesting a server via a first communication path to issue a first execution instruction for the processing unit, an issuance unit for, based on acceptance by the acceptance unit, issuing a second execution instruction for the processing unit via a second communication path, a receiving unit for receiving the first execution instruction that the server has issued in response to a request from the request unit, and a transmission unit for transmitting a processing result of the processing unit to a server on the basis of the first execution instruction. The processing unit performs processing in response to either the first execution instruction or the second execution instruction, whichever arrives first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoichiro Makino
  • Patent number: 10122773
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for sharing content are provided. Information about at least one content is transmitted to an external device. Information about associated content that have been searched for by the external device based on the transmitted information about the at least one content is received from the external device. Content to share with a second user device are selected from among the associated content based on a predetermined condition. Information about the selected content is transmitted to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Tae-young Kang, Yeon-hee Lee, Sang-ok Cha
  • Patent number: 10116650
    Abstract: Techniques to allow a social networking system to import contact information from an external system. In one embodiment, a QR code is provided to a non-mobile computing device to allow a log in to an external system by a user using a mobile computing device. Information from the external system is received after authentication of the user with the external system. The information includes address book information of the user. The address book information includes contact information maintained by the external system. Invitations are provided to a selection of the new contacts to join the social network of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle William Delong
  • Patent number: 10110429
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments for enabling planned network changes such as an upgrade or downgrade of a network device are disclosed. The systems and methods provide for planned upgrades and downgrades for network devices without impacting existing network sessions, by utilizing two network devices simultaneously, and creating a redirect network session for a predetermined period of time. In so doing, all network traffic may be gradually transferred to the second network device, until the sessions processed by the first network device time out. The first network device can then be taken offline for upgrade or downgrade, without any disruption to the network service or loss of network traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: A10 NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Ali Golshan, Swaminathan Sankar, Venky Natham
  • Patent number: 10104187
    Abstract: A system, computer program, and method are provided for service placement in a network. Information is stored on a collection of services that are configured to be performed in a dynamic order. Further, one or more interdependencies between at least a portion of the services are identified. Still yet, the collection of services is divided into one or more subsets of the services, based on the one or more interdependencies. A plurality of parts of at least one of the one or more subsets of the services is combined, resulting in one or more composite subsets of the services that are outputted to at least one of a plurality of service nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Shi, Huida Dai
  • Patent number: 10104025
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for hosting virtual chat rooms of a chat room are provided. For example, users (e.g., 3,000 users) may access video interfaces, hosting a video, and chat room interfaces associated with a chat room for the video (e.g., users may access a news website providing a live stream of a current event along with a chat room for discussing the live stream). Signals of the users (e.g., a user location, age, account profile information, prior chat room message behavior, etc.) are evaluated to identify user properties (e.g., the user is an active participant within chat rooms). The chat room may be sharded into a set of virtual chat rooms into which users are assigned based upon the user properties (e.g., 300 virtual chat rooms of 100 users each). In this way, users may have more meaningful interactions within the smaller virtual chat rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: C├ędric Beust
  • Patent number: 10084864
    Abstract: Examples of methods, systems, apparatus, and machine-readable storage media are provided to facilitate access and control of a remote desktop of a remote machine by a web browser at a client device through a transcoding server without installing proprietary plug-ins or protocols on the client device. A transcoding server may translate user input requests from a web browser into input calls compatible with a remote desktop display protocol. The transcoding server may receive remote desktop drawing commands from the remote machine and translate the remote desktop drawing commands into web browser drawing updates compatible with the web browser. A transcoding server may communicate with a web browser via HTTP and communicate with a remote machine via a remote desktop display protocol. A web browser may be an HTML5 browser. A transcoding server may send drawing coordinates to the web browser via an HTTP header and may use long polling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Wyse Technology L.L.C.
    Inventors: Stevan Kominac, Jeremy Michael Stanley, Curtis Schwebke
  • Patent number: 10069790
    Abstract: Overhead of sending data from one application to another by doing input and output processing can be costly. The present invention provides a method of transmitting data with a low overhead between applications in a multi-tenant runtime environment. The multi-tenant runtime detects a connection between tenants, and then performs low-overhead data transmission mechanisms by cloning data from one tenant space to another tenant space, while keeping the data isolated for two tenants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher N. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10069680
    Abstract: A virtual computer system service receives a request from a customer to provision a dedicated server for the exclusive use of the customer. The dedicated server may be used to launch one or more virtual machine instances. The virtual computer system service subsequently selects, from a pool of available servers, a server that can be dedicated to the customer and that does not have capacity allocated to any other customer. The virtual computer system service may update a database to specify, in an entry corresponding to the selected server, that the server has been dedicated for the exclusive use of the customer. Once the database has been updated, the virtual computer system service will enable the customer to launch a virtual machine instance using the dedicated server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Damian Gorman Wylie, James Alfred Gordon Greenfield, Michael Groenewald, Anand Rajender Kumar, Rajnesh Umeshraya Pai, Sivaprasad Venkata Padisetty, Georgios Elissaios, Scott Anthony Roberts
  • Patent number: 10063428
    Abstract: A network is configured. Constraints are stored. A plurality of processing stages is processed. For at least one of the plurality of processing stages, an application agent utilizes an input declarative requirement with at least some of the constraints to determine an output declarative requirement that is at a lower level than a level of the input declarative requirement. Each processing stage corresponds to an interaction agent that is able to specify the input declarative requirement for that stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Apstra, Inc.
    Inventors: Mansour Jad Karam, Aleksandar Luka Ratkovic, Andrew Samoylov
  • Patent number: 10063661
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for multi-tenant cloud-based queuing. Certain techniques are disclosed herein that provide for interactions and observability between tenant queues within a multi-tenant cloud-based queuing database. In some embodiments, the queues may be utilized by both users and merchants for both online and point-of-service interactions. Multiple queues for multiple tenants are hosted by a cloud computing system. Each queue may include one more queue entries, each of which includes a ticket value, and may further include a ticket alias. The ticket values and/or ticket aliases may be decoupled from a queue position for the entry. In some embodiments, the queue entries may be swapped within a queue or between queues, and the system may enable searching in or automated actions between queues and/or tenants based in part upon queue conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Wai Jan, Gregory Cook, Bruce Irvin
  • Patent number: 10044638
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods, systems, and media for quantum computing, including allowing access to quantum ready and/or quantum enabled computers in a distributed computing environment (e.g., the cloud). Such methods and systems may provide optimization and computational services. Methods and systems of the present disclosure may enable quantum computing to be relatively and readily scaled across various types of quantum computers and users at various locations, in some cases without the need for users to have a deep understanding of the resources, implementation or the knowledge that may be required for solving optimization problems using a quantum computer. Systems provided herein may include user interfaces that enable users to perform data analysis in a distributed computing environment while taking advantage of quantum technology in the backend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Majid Dadashikelayeh, Arman Zaribafiyan, Sahar Karimi, Pooya Ronagh
  • Patent number: 10033649
    Abstract: System and method for reporting usage of a network infrastructure includes obtaining a map that includes at least one flow-mapping that correlates a flow feature with a service and that correlates a flow feature with an endpoint type, wherein the endpoint types include at least a subscriber type and a service type; at a first computer, receiving flow telemetry of a network infrastructure, the flow telemetry representing at least the destination and source attributes for network traffic in the flow telemetry; categorizing the flow telemetry into at least a subscriber flow category based on the source and destination endpoint types of the traffic; for subscriber flow telemetry of a subscriber, processing the subscriber flow telemetry into at least one flow feature; identifying at least one service to attribute to at least a portion of the subscriber flow telemetry, the service identified through the processed flow feature and a flow-mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Eggleston, Craig H. Labovitz
  • Patent number: 10033686
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods automatically identify and communicate media content to users as the media content is uploaded to the internet. The disclosed systems and methods leverage an internet hosted data firehose in order to build and communicate streams of content that are relevant to users' determined interests. Real-time analysis of the continuous stream of content results in curated media streams being created and communicated to users thereby stimulating social interactivity between users and automating the discovery of other users on a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Gerry Pesavento, Anastasia Svetlichnaya, Pierre Garrigues, Rob Hess
  • Patent number: 10020981
    Abstract: A software management shell may provide an execution environment for one or more software agents, e.g., by creating new instances of itself on a suitable hardware platform. For example, such a management shell may address new or shifting requirements that renders a software agent non-compliant by creating a new management shell that meets the new or shifting requirements. A new management shells may learn and advertise its capabilities and capacity to assist existing management shells in meeting the new or shifting requirements. The creation of new management shells, and the migration of software agents between shells, may be in response to policy changes that govern how the software agents are to operate within the management shells and on a given hardware platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: John Talton
  • Patent number: 10021187
    Abstract: A facility for presenting document contents is described. In an application, the facility receives a request to materialize particular document content. In response to receiving the request, further in the application, the facility causes the document content to be retrieved, and causes presentation code to present the retrieved document content; this presentation code is neither native to the application nor linked into the application to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher Lee Mullins
  • Patent number: 10015040
    Abstract: Message routing techniques with content passing and reference passing are described for a distributed system with a plurality of interacting agent devices. The interaction between the interacting agent devices occurs through exchange of messages. An exchanged message includes a content portion (CP) and a reference identifier (RI) associated with a particular agent device. The reference identifier (RI) enables any other agent device to establish a communication with the particular agent device. The content portion (CP) has a type which is either a content type or a message-set type. The techniques enable recipients of forwarded message(s) to perform efficient processing of the received messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Urban Software Institute GmbH
    Inventor: Stephan Borgert
  • Patent number: 10009312
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for one or more server computers communicatively coupled to a network, running a DNS server, and configured to: receive, from a client computer, an electronic message encoding a DNS request; access, within a database, at least one DNS record comprising: a designation of the DNS server as an authoritative DNS server for the DNS request; and a resource record designating a secondary authoritative server running on a second server computer; transmit, to the client computer, a DNS result according to the first resource record; transmit, to the secondary authoritative server, a second electronic message encoding a DNS query according to the second resource record; receive, from the secondary authoritative server, a DNS query result; store the DNS query result within a cache stored within the server computer; and transmit, to the client computer, the DNS query result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC
    Inventor: Arnold Blinn