Patents Examined by Sm Rahman
  • Patent number: 10353529
    Abstract: The invention provides a cloud-computing graphic server. In one embodiment, the cloud-computing graphic server is coupled to a client host via a network, and includes a plurality of back-end graphic servers and at least one front-end graphic server. The graphic server is coupled to the back-end graphic servers via a high-speed network, receives a request from the client host via the network, determines a plurality of application programs required by the request, and selects a plurality of used back-end graphic servers respectively corresponding to the application programs from the back-end graphic servers. The used back-end graphic servers execute the application programs according to instructions from the front-end graphic server to generate a plurality of graphic surfaces, and the front-end graphic server blends the graphic surfaces to obtain a windows surface datastream and sends the windows surface datastream back to the client host for display via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: VIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Yaozhong Xu
  • Patent number: 10355947
    Abstract: An information providing method is an information providing method for consumer electronics devices, a display device, and a server, all of which are connected via a public network, the information providing method including: (a) receiving, by the server from the consumer electronics devices, information pieces on the consumer electronics devices; (b) filtering, by the server, the information pieces on the consumer electronics devices received in step (a), to obtain one or more filtered information pieces, and performing, by the server, processing for generating display information for display, by the display device, in a specific display format; and (c) transmitting, by the server, the display information generated in step (b) to the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada, Mitsuhiro Aso, Michiko Sasagawa, Masayuki Hiromoto
  • Patent number: 10346367
    Abstract: An access node of a distributed service collects workload data pertaining to at least one peer group of access nodes established for handling client requests. During a particular load shedding analysis, the access node uses the collected metrics to detect that a triggering condition for load shedding with respect to a set of persistent client connections has been met. Each persistent client connection is set up to be usable for a plurality of client requests. The access node initiates a phased termination of at least one selected persistent client connection. The phased termination comprises allowing completion of in-flight requests on the connection and rejecting new requests on the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob David Luszcz, Jacob A. Strauss
  • Patent number: 10348661
    Abstract: A system and method for integrating one or more resource servers for one or more types of devices are described using an enterprise service bus and network appliance as a service (NAaaS) application services. The enterprise service bus receives a request for one or more types of media, determines a first communication protocol of the request and one or more types of second communication protocols of the one or more resource servers, translates the request from a first communication protocol into one or more types of second communication protocols for one or more resource servers and retrieves one or more results matching the translated request from the one or more resource servers. A NAaaS application services determine one or more resource servers that the request is for based on the request matching a global index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Vikas Krishna, Timothee Bailloeul
  • Patent number: 10334316
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a server associated with a network operator, a plurality of uniform resource locators (URLs) associated with a media stream provided to a client device. The method includes processing, at the server, the plurality of URLs to determine a quality of experience metric. Processing the plurality of URLs includes extracting first URL data from a first URL and second URL data from a second URL of the plurality of URLs. The first URL data includes a first segment identifier associated with a first segment of a media content item and a first bit rate identifier. The second URL data includes a second segment identifier associated with a second segment of the media content item and a second bit rate identifier. A quality of experience metric may be determined based at least in part on the first URL data and the second URL data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Emir Halepovic
  • Patent number: 10326649
    Abstract: There are provided a method for operating a cloud computing infrastructure. In one embodiment, the method performs allocation domain modeling and provides a cloud scheduler framework that takes as input desired optimization objectives and the workload constraints and efficiently produces a placement solution that satisfies the constraints while optimizing the objectives in a way that adjusts itself depending on the objectives. As the objectives change, e.g., due to actions from system administrators or due to changes in business policies, the system optimizes itself accordingly and still produces efficient and optimized placement solutions. The method constructs an Allocation Domain (AD) that is a particular facet for allocating a logical entity to a physical entity. An AD is created using: variables, functional definitions (functions of variables), and a policy specification that includes a Boolean expression (of the functional definitions).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malgorzata Steinder, Asser N. Tantawi
  • Patent number: 10326830
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein regarding interfaces and multipath groups each associated with some of the interfaces to a datacenter. The techniques can include forwarding a network packet to be processed by a service, the service offered on each datacenter such that the network packet can be processed interchangeably at each datacenter. The techniques can also include, selecting one of the multipath groups for outputting of the network packet to the datacenter corresponding to the selected multipath group for processing by the service, the selecting based upon a cost to process the network packet at a respective one of the datacenters corresponding to each of the multipath groups. The techniques can further include, upon determining that the selected multipath group corresponds to a datacenter with an intervening second domain between the device and the corresponding datacenter, encapsulating the network packet for tunneling the network packet through the second domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Bijendra Singh
  • Patent number: 10320721
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for determining and providing an availability status of an individual in a messaging application are provided. Aspects include obtaining historical usage data for the individual for the messaging application, obtaining location data, activity data and calendar data for the individual, and calculating a current availability status for the individual based on the historical usage data, the location data, the activity data and the calendar data. Aspects also include calculating a predicted future availability status for the individual based on the historical usage data, the location data, the activity data and the calendar data and providing the current availability status and the predicted future availability status to other users of the messaging application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James C. Ground, Jr., Rolando Perez, Christopher A. Robbins
  • Patent number: 10320687
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for enforcing policy for upstream (e.g., traffic from an endpoint to the physical network layer or hardware fabric of a data center) flood traffic (e.g., broadcast, unknown unicast, or multicast traffic) originating from a virtual endpoint via a network fabric. In one embodiment, upstream flood traffic can be transmitted using a special multicast group to which only elements of the data center fabric (e.g., physical switches, routers) are subscribed. That is, upstream flood traffic is assigned to the special multicast group, resulting in unintended endpoints not receiving the flood traffic. However, the hardware fabric receives the flood traffic and will then enforce applicable policies to route the packets to intended endpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joji Thomas Mekkattuparamban, Vijay Chander
  • Patent number: 10313540
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (MFP) performs communication control for receiving an advertisement (ADV) packet transmitted from a mobile terminal while regularly transmitting an ADV packet that includes service information regarding a service provided by the information processing apparatus, in conformity with the BLE standard. In this state, every time the MFP detects an ADV packet that designates the information processing apparatus as a communication partner in BLE communication, the MFP performs communication control for transmitting a connection request to the mobile terminal that is the transmission source of the ADV packet as a response to the detected ADV packet. The MFP thus serves as a master to establish a BLE connection with each mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Haruki Sato
  • Patent number: 10313206
    Abstract: A first device verification model is sent to a first proxy agent on a first device providing at least a portion of the service. The first proxy agent is able to monitor based on the first device verification model a parameter of the first device related to the service. A second device verification model is sent to a second proxy agent on a second device providing at least a portion of the service, wherein the second proxy agent is able to monitor based on the second device verification model a parameter of the second device related to the service. A report is received from the first proxy agent of at least the parameter of the first device. A report is received from the second proxy agent of at least the parameter of the second device. At least the parameter of the first device and at least the parameter of the second device are compared to determine whether the service is functioning as intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Apstra, Inc.
    Inventors: Mansour Jad Karam, Aleksandar Luka Ratkovic, Chi Fung Michael Chan
  • Patent number: 10305974
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus. The apparatus includes ranker logic. The ranker logic is to rank each of a plurality of compute nodes in a data center based, at least in part, on a respective node score. Each node score is determined based, at least in part, on a utilization (U), a saturation parameter (S) and a capacity factor (Ci). The capacity factor is determined based, at least in part, on a sold capacity (Cs) related to the compute node. The ranker logic is further to select one compute node with a highest node score for placement of a received workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Leckey, Joseph M. Butler, Thijs Metsch, Giovani Estrada, Vincenzo M. Riccobene, John M. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10306423
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may periodically check for multicast updates from a wireless telecommunications network based on a particular interval (e.g., a “content check interval”). For example, when the UE is powered on, the UE may periodically check for multicast updates based on a default content check interval. The UE may monitor internal and/or external conditions, such as a status of an external device (e.g., a vehicle, an electronic billboard, etc.), a power source of the UE (e.g., an electrical outlet, a battery, etc.), a mode of operation of the UE (e.g., a sleep mode, an active mode, etc.), and an activity level of the UE (e.g., an level of processor activity, an amount of memory being used, etc.). The UE may determine a new content check interval based on the monitored conditions, and the UE may check for multicast updates based on the new content check interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lisewski, Arvind K. Basra
  • Patent number: 10298446
    Abstract: A device management method for use in a primary router, includes: establishing a management connection with a relay router; acquiring a management interface identifier from the relay router via the management connection, the management interface identifier being an identifier of an Application Programming Interface (API) in the relay router for providing a management function; and transmitting a management instruction to the relay router via the management connection, the management instruction carrying the management interface identifier and being configured to manage an electronic device connected to the relay router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Chen, Weiyang Chen, Bo Yu, Yidong Wang, Pengfei Zhang, Yu Guo
  • Patent number: 10298449
    Abstract: A computer system establishes data communications for a virtual machine that is configured with an enhanced Media Access Control (MAC) address. A management computer instantiates the virtual machine responsive to the enhanced MAC address. The management computer automatically instantiates a virtual Local Area Network (vLAN) and a virtual Switch (vSW) on the vLAN to serve the virtual machine using the enhanced MAC address. The management computer allocates an Internet Protocol (IP) address to the virtual machine and automatically instantiates a virtual Router (vRTR) to serve the vSW using the IP address. A network computer executes the virtual machine, the vLAN, the vSW, and the vRTR to exchange user data between the virtual machine and a data communication network over the vSW, vLAN, and vRTR using the enhanced MAC address and the IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Seng Chai Gan, Aaron Paul Hinkle, Michael Francis Fiumano
  • Patent number: 10298652
    Abstract: In order to provide compatibility between WebRTC communication endpoints and legacy communication endpoints that use BFCP, a web media gateways is used to establish a conference call between the communication endpoints that use WebRTC and the legacy communication endpoints that use BFCP. A floor command is received to control the floor of the conference call from a first communication endpoint. The floor command is translated from WebRTC into BFCP or from BFCP to WebRTC. The floor command is sent to the second communication endpoint. This allows a conference call where communication endpoints support both WebRTC and BFCP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Jaydeep Deepak Bhalerao, Biswajyoti Pal, Manish Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 10296494
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for managing a global namespace for a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in a cloud storage system; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and each cloud controller caches portions of the distributed filesystem. Furthermore, a global namespace for the distributed filesystem is also split across these cloud controllers, with each cloud controller “owning” (e.g., managing write accesses for) a distinct portion of the global namespace and maintaining a set of namespace mappings that indicate which portion of the namespace is assigned to each cloud controller. During operation, an initial cloud controller receives a request from a client system to access a target file in the distributed system. This initial cloud controller uses the namespace mappings for the global namespace to determine a preferred cloud controller that will handle the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Panzura, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew P. Davis, Richard Sharpe, Allan Burrington
  • Patent number: 10291745
    Abstract: A user interface provides mechanisms for a user to select resources from a plurality of different groups, across clients. Updates from all of the selected resources are aggregated and displayed to the user, across clients, in an integrated view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alfons A. Staerk, Shashi R. Singaravel, Sarat Chandra Subramaniam, Ladislau Conceicao, James C. Kleewein, Amit Gupta
  • Patent number: 10291673
    Abstract: A transcoding method used in a computer network comprises: receiving, by a task manager in the computer network, a transcoding task, where the transcoding task has task information; generating task dispatch information according to the task information; and separately acquiring, according to the task dispatch information, source data of media segments corresponding to a media file, parallelly transcoding the source data into data in a target format by using multiple transcoders, and storing the data into a storage server in the computer network, where the transcoder includes a processor of the storage server. Distributed transcoding is completed by using an idle CPU of a storage server, so that not only costs of hardware are reduced and an existing resource is fully used, but also transmission and copying of data are greatly accelerated, thereby improving transcoding efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qidong Zhuang, Chunxiao He, Yuanpeng Su
  • Patent number: 10282386
    Abstract: In some implementations, a user may use an electronic device to sample and/or share a sample of content of a content item. Furthermore, the electronic device may display a consumption representation in connection with the content item that may represent locations of parts of content that have been received as samples out of an expanse of content of the content item. In some examples, a user may select a portion of the content to sample based at least in part on one or more aspects or features of the content item, such as may be represented in a content representation. Further, a content provider may track an amount of content that is sent to the electronic device or other electronic devices associated with the same user account to limit the amount of content that may be provided as samples for each content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Erik Carl Bjorkegren