Patents Examined by Scott Christensen
  • Patent number: 8984149
    Abstract: Associations are maintained among a plurality of subnets, policies, and client types. Each subnet has an associated client type and policy. For a particular client device, (i) a client type of the particular client device, and (ii) a client type associated with the subnet on which the particular client device is hosted is determined. For the particular client device, (i) the determined client type of the particular client device with (ii) the determined client type associated with the subnet on which the particular client device is hosted is compared. Responsive to a determination that the client type of the particular client device matches the client type associated with the subnet that hosts the particular client device, a policy is applied to the particular client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: iboss, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Michael Martini
  • Patent number: 8984129
    Abstract: Provided is reporting session information for a session upstream from a server. A data processing system receives a session handshake from a first client for a session between the server and the first client. The system receives a session-descriptor for a session between a second client and the first client before handling a nested session. The system determines whether a user has made an upstream session request. The system obtains session data from an upstream data structure, responsive to a determination that the user has made an upstream session request. The system renders the session data based on the upstream session request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kavitha V. Baratakke, Nikhil Hegde, Sivakumar Krishnasamy, Rashmi Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 8966120
    Abstract: A method for providing a priority-based, low-collision distributed coordination function in a wireless network that includes a plurality of stations is provided. The method includes determining a priority for a first station and selecting a back-off time for the first station based on the priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Mario Valerio Filauro
  • Patent number: 8966000
    Abstract: A method and system for managing remote file system requests between client and server redirectors where a set of data request packets may be aggregated and/or ordered at a server based on hint information from a client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ramanathan Ganapathy, Thomas J. Ootjers, Mathew George, David Kruse, Jeffrey C. Fuller
  • Patent number: 8964035
    Abstract: A method for calibrating the image (3I, 3II) of a camera (1), and, in particular, a traffic-monitoring camera, with respect to its viewing space, such that the camera projection parameters (mk1) of a camera projection of the viewing space onto the image are determined, includes the steps of providing a movable carrier (4) with at least four markings that can be viewed by the camera (1) and that span a volume and that form known first world points (wi) in the viewing space, recording a first image (3I) of the viewing space, shifting the carrier (4) in the viewing space by an unknown offset (v) in order to obtain second world points (wi) dependent on this offset in the viewing space, recording a second image (3II) of the viewing space, detecting the markings in the first image (3I) as first image points (pi) and in the second image (3II) as second image points (pi), and determining the camera projection parameters (mk1), while also determining the offset (v), from the known first world points, the second world
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kapsch TrafficCom AG
    Inventors: Peter Kahler, Christian Janner, Maike Löhndorf
  • Patent number: 8966054
    Abstract: A method, system and mobile communication device for implementing a serverless presence system are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method of sharing presence information between a group of mobile communication devices configured to communicate over a wireless network, the mobile communication devices defining the group members of the group, the method comprising: sending a data packet from a sending group member to at least one of the other group members; determining a presence status in accordance with whether a delivery acknowledgement is received by the sending group member from each of the other group members to which the data packet was sent within a predetermined duration from the sending of the data packet; storing the determined presence status in memory; and sending a presence update comprising the determined presence status of at least some of the group members to all of the group members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Herbert A. Little, Michael S. Brown
  • Patent number: 8959217
    Abstract: Systems and methods to manage workloads and hardware resources in a data center or cloud. In one embodiment, a method includes a data center having a plurality of servers in a network. The data center provides a virtual machine for each of a plurality of users, each virtual machine to use a portion of hardware resources of the data center. The hardware resources include storage and processing resources distributed onto each of the plurality of servers. The method further includes sending messages amongst the servers, some of the messages being sent from a server including status information regarding a hardware resource utilization status of that server. The method further includes detecting a request from the virtual machine to handle a workload requiring increased use of the hardware resources, and provisioning the servers to temporarily allocate additional resources to the virtual machine, wherein the provisioning is based on status information provided by one or more of the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Joyent, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark G Mayo, James Duncan, Pedro Palazón Candel, Jason A Hoffman, David P Young
  • Patent number: 8954552
    Abstract: A method of using an information handling system can include sending configuration information over a network while the information handling system is running within a bare metal state. The method can also include receiving an update for a component while the information handling system is operating within the bare metal state, wherein the update corresponds to the configuration information and is received from a remote source via a network. The method can be performed automatically by an information handling system when executing machine readable code including instructions that allow a processor to carry out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventor: Ravikanth Chaganti
  • Patent number: 8949456
    Abstract: A scheme for redirecting data to a mobile communication device capable of communicating via at least one short-range wireless communication path and at least one long-range wireless communication path. An embodiment comprises one or more of the following: a structure for setting a redirection flag configured for a user associated with a mobile communication device to enable continuous redirection of data items thereto from a host system until the redirection flag is reset to indicate cessation of redirection of the data items. Thereafter, the embodiment is operable to determine whether the mobile communication device is within coverage of a cell of a plurality of cells, each cell being operable with an associated short-range wireless communication path, whereby a data item is redirected accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gary P. Mousseau, Peter J. Edmonson, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Patent number: 8935382
    Abstract: A flexible logging system is described herein that operates with a web server to provide activity logging in a way that is customizable to include a variety of data fields, can capture both client and server log information to a single location, and can provide data to an analysis engine directly to provide near real-time reporting. The system captures events within the web server as they occur and can provide reporting before the final response occurs. During request processing in the web server, server extension modules raise log events whenever an event occurs. The system matches the received data to a log definition and writes the data to any log that matches. Thus, the flexible logging system provides a rich, flexible, and fast platform for content providers and administrators to get a real-time view of the state of requests to their web servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vishal Sood, Jack E. Freelander, Brian E. Blum, Geqiang (Sam) Zhang
  • Patent number: 8924557
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, systems and methods that integrate threshold management into a SCIM/Service Broker are provided. Such a system can include a plurality of applications, executing on one or more application servers. The system can also include a SCIM/Service Broker which is operable to manage a threshold set by the applications. Each application can determine an application threshold, a current threshold and a met threshold. When an application receives a message from the SCIM/Service Broker, the application can determine if the met threshold exists and, if the met threshold exists, update the application threshold accordingly. The application can also determine if the application threshold has been met, and if the application threshold has been met, execute business logic associated with the application threshold and set a new application threshold. The application sends a request to SCIM/Service Broker requesting a new current threshold value be set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Shlomo Livne, Dima Polsky, Vladimir Furman, Renana Seidman, Avi Zohary, Yoel Amram, Amnon Heiman, Nadav Kadosh, Tzach Livyatan
  • Patent number: 8914529
    Abstract: Adjusting media streaming parameters of a media streaming device and media playback parameters of a media playback device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system probes a network infrastructure to determine a network type, a playback device type, a streaming device type, a media content type, a preroll duration, and a playback device buffer size. Based upon these streaming and playback conditions, values of streaming parameters of a streaming device and values of playback parameters of a playback device are determined. Streaming parameters include the aggressiveness of the network transmitter, the slope of the transmit rate ramp-up, and the maximum transmit rate. Playback parameters include the amount of data prerolled by the playback device. The aforementioned values are sent to streaming and playback device control systems to control the streaming and the playback of the media, during and/or before playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Bowra, Nicholas Fang, Ashley Speicher
  • Patent number: 8909806
    Abstract: A smooth streaming system provides a stateless protocol between a client and server in which the server embeds incremental control information in media fragments. The server provides uniform media fragment responses to media fragment requests that are cacheable by existing Internet cache infrastructure. The smooth streaming system receives media data in fragments from one or more encoders, creates an index of each fragment, and stores the fragments. The server provides fragments to clients that contain metadata information describing the encodings available on the server and the encoding of the fragment. The server may also provide information within each fragment that allows the client to determine whether the client is requesting data too fast or too slow, so that the client can adapt its request rate to a cadence in tune with the rate at which the server is receiving encoder data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Bocharov, Gegiang (Sam) Zhang, Krishna Prakash (Prakash) Duggaraju, Sudheer Sirivara, Lin Liu, Anirban Roy, Jimin Gao, Jack E. Freelander, Christopher G. Knowlton, Vishal Sood
  • Patent number: 8909759
    Abstract: Methods for testing network bandwidth availability in a non-intrusive manner. By implementing occasional, base-line bandwidth testing, a more accurate indication of actual transfer rate results. When an application dependent upon network bandwidth is first executed, a series of file transfers takes place utilizing a series of different sized pieces of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Seven Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Trevor Fiatal
  • Patent number: 8903984
    Abstract: A flexible logging system is described herein that operates with a web server to provide activity logging in a way that is customizable to include a variety of data fields, can capture both client and server log information to a single location, and can provide data to an analysis engine directly to provide near real-time reporting. The system captures events within the web server as they occur and can provide reporting before the final response occurs. During request processing in the web server, server extension modules raise log events whenever an event occurs. The system matches the received data to a log definition and writes the data to any log that matches. Thus, the flexible logging system provides a rich, flexible, and fast platform for content providers and administrators to get a real-time view of the state of requests to their web servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vishal Sood, Jack E. Freelander, Brian E. Blum, Geqiang (Sam) Zhang
  • Patent number: 8903985
    Abstract: A method and system for sharing status information across a plurality of communication networks is presented. Such a method and system is adapted to collect and make available network session status information and to collect and make available network user status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John O'Connell, Marc Brandt, Alain Guigui
  • Patent number: 8898285
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to techniques for providing version control functionality for web services of one or more service oriented architecture (SOA) systems. According to these techniques, a version control service (VCS) may receive an indication of a version update for a first web service. In response to the received request, the VCS determines whether the version update, if executed within the SOA system, will cause a change in operation of a second web service. If the version update will cause a change, VCS provides an indication of the determined change to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Architecture Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel James Tingstrom, Robert A. Joyce, Matthew A. Stillerman, Stephen Kurt Brueckner, Haim Yehuda Bar
  • Patent number: 8892702
    Abstract: An autonomic computing system and method determine that a desired end state cannot be reached, determine that an acceptable sub-state can be reached using at least one of priority ratings, conditional relationship specifications, and alternative relationship specifications, and place the computing system in an acceptable sub-state. The priority ratings can contain an attribute assigned to a policy definition that determines a sequence for applying the policy definition. The attribute can be “mandatory”, a numerical value, or “not required”. The conditional relationship specifications have policy definitions that are applied when the state of a specified resource meets a predetermined requirement. An alternative relationship specification has policy definitions and/or conditional relationship specifications that are applied when the state of a specified resource does not meet a predetermined requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John K. Alex, Reinhard Buendgen, Chun-Shi Chang, Rong-Sheng Lee, Jeffrey S. Lucash, Thomas Lumpp, Juergen Schneider
  • Patent number: 8892690
    Abstract: A system for managing an Instant Messenger account including a process server and a database server, and the process server is adapted to receive enhanced association information of at least one account from at least one client terminal, transmit the enhanced association information to the database server; when receiving a service request from one client terminal, acquire the enhanced association information of an account corresponding to the client terminal from the database server, generate verification information according to the security level of the service request and transmit the verification information to the client terminal to verify the identity of the user using the client terminal; and the database server is adapted to save the enhanced association information of the at least one account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Zhao Liu, Fan Wang, Xiaobo Shao
  • Patent number: 8886826
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for implementing a Multipoint Infrastructure Transport (MINT) protocol in a data network. The present invention includes a method for distributing data in a data network. The data network connects a plurality of nodes and at least a portion of the plurality of the nodes form a multicast group. One of the nodes in the multicast group is designated as a rendezvous node. The method includes a step of maintaining a data store containing a group state at each of the nodes in the multicast group. State updates, received at the rendezvous node are used to update the group state in the data store at the rendezvous node. The state updates are propagated, using a reliable protocol, from the rendezvous node to the other nodes in the multicast group. Finally, the group states in the data stores at the other nodes in the multicast group are updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Steven McCanne, Andrew Swan