Patents Examined by Sm Rahman
  • Patent number: 10728179
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for pushing configuration changes of a distributed virtual switch from a management server to a plurality of host servers underlying the distributed virtual switch. The approach includes sending, in parallel, by the management server, a message to each of the plurality of host servers. The message specifies a final configuration state for one or more virtual ports emulated via virtualization layers of the host servers. The approach further includes determining, by each of the plurality of host servers, port state configuration changes to make to the virtual ports to achieve the final configuration state, and reconfiguring, by each of the plurality of host servers, their respective virtual ports, to match the final configuration state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Mukesh Baphna, Chi-Hsiang Su, Piyush Kothari, Geetha Kakarlapudi
  • Patent number: 10728049
    Abstract: Ad hoc forums may be created and updated to enable users to easily share information, collaborate, track reading progress, coordinate events, and/or exchange other information related to reading of a book or other written work. The ad hoc forum may be accessible via a uniform resource locator (URL), which may be provided to users without requiring user registration and without a need for a dedicated reader device. A service provider may receive information from contemporaneous readers to update the forum, such as to update reading progress information, add messages, add comments, add annotations, and/or other add or modify other collaborative information. The service provider may exchange information with user devices of users via communication channels other than the forum, such as via email and/or text messages, as well as dedicated reader devices, while using this information to update the forum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Gershom Goldstein, Seth Daniel Micarelli, Craig Reeves Brookes, Jennifer Ann Abts, Christine Wang
  • Patent number: 10726079
    Abstract: Operational machine components of an information technology (IT) or other microprocessor- or microcontroller-permeated environment generate disparate forms of machine data. Network connections are established between these components and processors of an automatic data intake and query system (DIQS). The DIQS conducts network transactions on a periodic and/or continuous basis with the machine components to receive the disparate data and ingest certain of the data as measurement entries of a DIQS metrics datastore that is searchable for DIQS query processing. The DIQS may receive search queries to process against the received and ingested data via an exposed network interface. In one example embodiment, a query building component conducts a user interface using a network attached client device. The query building component may elicit search criteria via the user interface using a natural language interface, construct a proper query therefrom, and present new information based on results returned from the DIQS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Iman Makaremi, Gyanendra Rana, Iryna Vogler-Ivashchanka, Adam Oliner, Harsh Keswani, Manish Sainani, Alexander Kim
  • Patent number: 10721144
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies for providing virtualized network monitoring as a service are provided. In an embodiment, a method can include providing, by a processor of a computer system within a service host network, a network monitoring portal to a user equipment associated with a private network. The method also can include receiving, from the user equipment via the network monitoring portal, access credentials that enable access to the private network. The method can include receiving a selection of a plurality of network monitoring service modules for monitoring the private network, and instantiating a plurality of virtual network monitoring probes that each correspond to at least one of the plurality of network monitoring service modules selected. The method can include injecting the plurality of virtual network monitoring probes within the private network, where the virtual network monitoring probes are activated in response to being injected within the private network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mehdi Malboubi, Abhijeet Bhorkar, Baofeng Jiang
  • Patent number: 10721132
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for establishing an Internet of Things (“IoT”) network. The IoT network may include a first IoT node and an IoT hub. The first IoT node may include a transmitter configured to transmit to the IoT hub a request to join the IoT network. The request may include a first Media Access Control address of the first IoT node and a first international mobile subscriber identity number of a SIM card included on the first IoT node. The IoT node may include a transmitter configured to transmit, to a second and a third node, a request requesting the second and third node to push a network processing function to the first IoT node. The request may be transmitted available CPU processing power of the first IoT node is determined to be below a threshold value for an interval of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Manu Kurian
  • Patent number: 10715634
    Abstract: A network-configuring system creates stable virtual interfaces for groups of neighboring network nodes. During operation, the system can obtain network-neighborhood information from one or more network neighbors. This network-neighborhood information includes duplex-neighborhood information that indicates at least a set of neighboring devices to the network neighbor, and a set of remote network nodes which are accessible via a respective neighbor. The system can use the network-neighborhood information to determine one or more groups of network neighbors with common network characteristics, such that a respective group includes one or more mutually-connected network peers. The system can then define a virtual interface for a respective group of stable network neighbors, such that the virtual interface's member nodes include the local network node and the respective group's mutually-connected network peers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ignacio Solis, Glenn C. Scott
  • Patent number: 10708340
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing data transfers by one or more processors are described. A signal is caused to be sent between a first computing system and a second computing system. Data is stored on at least one of the first computing system and the second computing system. During at least one first portion of the signal, information associated with the storage of the data on the at least one of the first computing system and the second computing system is transferred between the first computing system and the second computing system. During at least one second portion of the signal, at least some of the data is transferred between the first computing system and the second computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sasikanth Eda, Akshat Mithal, Sandeep Patil
  • Patent number: 10708162
    Abstract: Techniques described and suggested herein include observing, monitoring and storing sequence data and lag data associated with write and read operations between an application and a service, such as a service provided by a computing resource service provider, so as to simulate or otherwise derive consistency behavior observed therewith. The sequence data and/or lag data may be used to configure a service, such as a mock service similar to the observed service, to respond in a fashion similar to the previously monitored service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Alexander Allen
  • Patent number: 10693758
    Abstract: Information technology environment monitoring systems, for example, perform analytics over machine data received from networked entities. Outputs of such a system may be useful to help a user identify a problem and resolve an incident. Inventive aspects enable user interactions to trigger automatic connection with network servers to establish communication channels for conveying analytics and other information related to the problem between and among network nodes participating in the resolution of the problem or incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Asmita Puri, Alan Hardin, Kan Wu, Fang I Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10693672
    Abstract: Systems and methods described provide and add significant functionality to virtual and augmented reality display systems. For example, when a user is “immersed” in a virtual reality environment, certain home environmental parameters may be changed, or may change state, and efforts at energy conservation can be automatically or semi-automatically initiated, at least temporarily, while the user is in the virtual reality environment. This allows the user to reduce energy consumption in their home while they are immersed in the virtual reality world by automatically turning down output to lights and other devices that the user does not need while in the headset. Users are further provided with the benefit of notifications during their virtual reality experience, bridging the gap of separation from the outside world with regard to security by allowing users to remain “in” a virtual reality environment while they are still alerted of important activity in their surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Crackle, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Goldstein, Christine Coner, Ihor Yaskiw
  • Patent number: 10686659
    Abstract: A method for determining compliance of a logical build in a converged infrastructure is provided. The method includes receiving a logical configuration survey in a predefined format, wherein the logical configuration survey represents a specification for a logical build to be implemented in a converged infrastructure. The method includes collecting data from the converged infrastructure regarding the logical build as implemented in the converged infrastructure, wherein the collecting is performed by an automated data collector. The method includes determining, from the collected data, whether the logical build as implemented complies with the logical configuration survey in the predefined format, wherein the determining is performed by a compliance scan engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Changbin Gong, Christopher A. Pappas
  • Patent number: 10686717
    Abstract: A method of allocating content requests to content sources. The method comprises accessing records by an application executing on a computer system from a data store, analyzing the records with reference to time-outs of content requests, content responses with error code, content responses that failed to satisfy content screening criteria, with reference to day of the week, time of day, and processing loads on content sources, based on the analysis of the records adapting a model of content request distribution by the application, where the model defines a plurality of different content request allocation sequences where each content request allocation sequence is associated with a criteria for applying that sequence based on current conditions, selecting a sequence by the application based on comparing current conditions to the criteria and writing the selected content request allocation sequence by the application into a configuration of the content request allocation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Jaideepsinh Gohil
  • Patent number: 10681413
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, from a log of client device requests, a plurality of uniform resource locators (URLs) associated with delivery of a media stream to a client device by a network operator from a third party service provider different than the network operator. The method includes determining quality of experience (QoE) metric information from URL pairs of the plurality of URLs. Each URL pair includes a first URL that corresponds to a segment of the media stream requested by the client device and a second URL that corresponds to a next segment of the media stream requested by the client device after the client device requests the segment. The method also includes determining first QoE information for the delivery of the media stream to the client device by network devices of the network operator based on the QoE metric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Emir Halepovic
  • Patent number: 10673928
    Abstract: A computer system identifies a pattern of log messages in view of an alarm rule. The computer system generates one or more log messages in view of the identified pattern of messages. The log messages comprise a commercial advertisement. The computer system transmits the one or more log messages to a log server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: RED HAT, INC.
    Inventors: Jiri Benc, Flavio Leitner
  • Patent number: 10673803
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for analyzing people's interests, based on signals available within social media. In general, the systems and methods can include determining interests for a group of people that differentiate the group from another group. First, topics of interest for each individual can be calculated based on topics associated with their activity on social media websites and topics associated with people in their social media network. The interest topics of people in a first group can be compared to the interest topics of people in a second group to determine which interest topics have a high affinity for one group but not the other. The invention can further provide for visualization of the topic distribution between the two groups, which can include illustrations of the number of people in each group who are interested in a plurality of topics and/or the prevalence of each of the plurality of topics in the first group relative to the second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Brandwatch
    Inventors: Aykut Firat, Mitchell Brooks, Christopher Bingham, Francesco Liuzzi
  • Patent number: 10666512
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring a device to operate based on a current configuration state of the device in a manner agnostic to an assumed configuration state of a device. Systems can include a local state aware device manager and a state aware device configuration agnostic mediator. Methods can include locally determining an actual current configuration state of a device in operation, generating desired configuration instructions based on the actual current configuration state of the device, and locally configuring the device to operate according to the desired configuration instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Aerohive Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenshin Sakura, Douglas Robert Case
  • Patent number: 10659412
    Abstract: A method for saving chat records of instant messaging (IM) includes when an instant message transmitted or received by an IM chat window comprises non-text information, acquiring a content summary of the non-text information, and saving the instant message, and saving the non-text information as a data object comprising the non-text information and the content summary of the non-text information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Jingwen Zhou
  • Patent number: 10659545
    Abstract: Provided is a method and system for providing a personalized notification in a content service. The notification providing method includes selecting notification target content by analyzing a user utilization record of content with respect to a user that consumes the content; and sending a push notification associated with the notification target content to the user as a personalized notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NAVER WEBTOON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jieun Park, Seung Ik Kim, Changguen Song
  • Patent number: 10659284
    Abstract: A distributed device architecture includes a master device and one or more member devices. A simple network management protocol (SNMP) agent of a master device receives an SNMP request from a managing device. Where the SNMP request pertains to a given member device, and where the SNMP request requires involvement of the given member device to fulfill the SNMP request, the master device generates a non-SNMP request corresponding to the SNMP request and transmits the non-SNMP request to the given member device. A non-SNMP agent of the given member device processes the non-SNMP request and transmits processing results back to the master device. The master device generates an SNMP response corresponding to the processing results, and the SNMP agent of the master device transmits the SNMP response back to the managing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keshav G. Kamble, Nandakumar Peethambaram, Dar-Ren Leu, Vijoy A. Pandey, Dayavanti G. Kamath, Sushma Anantharam
  • Patent number: 10644867
    Abstract: A wireless communication clock synchronized with a peer electronic device in the network is established at the first electronic device. Interruption signals are generated by the first electronic device synchronously with the peer accordingly. A clock value of a processor of the first electronic device at generating a last interruption signal is recorded by the first electronic device. A synchronization request including the clock value recorded is sent to the peer, to trigger adjusting, by the peer according to a difference between the clock value recorded by the first electronic device and a clock value recorded by the peer, a clock of a processor of the peer electronic device to be synchronized with a clock of the processor of the first electronic device. The clock value recorded by the peer electronic device is the clock value of the processor of the peer electronic device at generating a last interruption signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAONIAO TINGTING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Yan, Penghui Chen, Chongle Wang