Patents Examined by Thao D Duong
  • Patent number: 10348777
    Abstract: A multi-channel, two-way video chat mirroring communication system capable of mirroring disparate video clients at a central coordinator terminal into a two-way video and audio conversation with one another. The central coordinator mirroring terminal system is functionally placed in the middle between a provider video chat user device, and a patient's video chat user device. The central coordinator mirroring terminal manages an individual video and audio link with a provider's video chat user device using the provider's preferred communication technology, and another individual video and audio link with the patient's video chat user device that uses its own preferred communication technology, which may or may not be the same as that of the provider's video chat user device. Because the video-mirroring system manages those individual video and audio streams, it produces a seamless experience for both the provider's video chat user device and the patient's video chat user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Chris Knotts
  • Patent number: 10332218
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes implementing an ad hoc network protocol comprising transmitting, from a first mobile device, one or more neighbor messages that includes a first user identifier corresponding to a first user of the first mobile device, wherein the first user identifier corresponds to a user account of the first user in a social networking system, receiving, at the first mobile device, one or more second neighbor messages from one or more second mobile devices that include second user identifiers corresponding to respective second users of the one or more second mobile devices, wherein the second user identifiers correspond to respective user accounts of one or more second users in the social networking system, and storing, at the first mobile device, information received in the one or more second neighbor messages for access by one or more applications hosted on the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, David Harry Garcia, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig
  • Patent number: 10298663
    Abstract: The systems, apparatus, methods, and computer program products described herein allow a user to find published content that may be about the user on a social network by analyzing the user's profile information and social contact information to generate terms, face recognition data, contacts and other data, searching the contacts based on the generated terms, face recognition data, and other data and identifying content that may be about the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Santosh S. Borse, Ajay Raina
  • Patent number: 10298679
    Abstract: A computing system is disclosed for reassigning ownership of a data object between computing nodes. A first computing node having control of a data object transmits a hand-off message indicating control of the data object is being transferred to a second computing node. The first computing node queues requests received at the first computing node relating to the data item. A third computing node that interacts with the data object receives the hand-off message and, in response, delays transmitting requests relating to the data object. The third computing node transmits an acknowledgment to the first computing node. Upon receipt of the acknowledgment, the first computing node communicates to the second computing node to assume ownership and transmits any requests that had queued at the first node. When the second computing node receives the message, it transmits a message claiming control of the data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Puo Hen Cheng, Rosen Ognyanov Baklov, Jesse Aaron Van Beurden, Igor Gorelik
  • Patent number: 10298567
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that enables a user to access a first piece of content on a first computing device while accessing a related, but different piece of content on a second computing device. In some cases, the different piece of content is a portion of the first piece of content. In some embodiments, the system can automatically identify complementary content and can automatically cause the second computing device to access the complementary content without the user interacting with the second computing device. In some cases, the system may reformat the complementary content for presentation to the user based on characteristics of the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoong Han Chew, Peter Frank Hill, Kurt Kufeld, Sajeeva Lakmal Bandara Pallemulle, Arun Sundaram, Ameet Nirmal Vaswani
  • Patent number: 10298646
    Abstract: A method for reducing bandwidth needed for streaming media content. The method includes identifying, by the streaming media server, a subset of a plurality of media content items having a portion of media data in common and extracting, by the streaming media server, the common portion from a first media content item of the subset; generating, by the streaming media server, a common media package comprising the extracted common portion, providing, by the streaming media server to a client media device, the common media package, and receiving, by the streaming media server from the client media device, a request for an item of content. The method also includes selecting an item of content from the subset; and transmitting, by the streaming media server to the client media device, an identification of the common media package and an identification of a chunk of the selected item of content subsequent to the common portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Scott Davies, Justin Lewis
  • Patent number: 10291466
    Abstract: According to an example, a provisioning management system receives an infrastructure code definition including a description of computing infrastructure, and determines, based on the infrastructure code definition, configuration instructions usable by computer resource management systems for provisioning the computing infrastructure. The configuration instructions are provided to the computer resource management systems to facilitate the provisioning of the computing infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Jared Allen Smartt, Matthew Frahry, Gunjan Kamle, Andrew Claiborne, Phil Prasek
  • Patent number: 10270653
    Abstract: There is provided a network security device comprising: a processor programmed to: identify a terminal for which communication is to be blocked; detect Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) request information which is requesting a DHCP server to allocate an IP address; send out a message meaning that the IP address requested by the DHCP request information is unusable; and transmit, if the detected DHCP request information is sent by the identified terminal, DHCP release information for releasing the IP address requested by this DHCP request information to the DHCP server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinya Kishida, Natsuki Kadoya, Toru Nakazono
  • Patent number: 10244016
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing a local cache for media content playback. A proxy device on a local network can store fragments of media content received from a media server in a local cache. Viewer devices on the local network can request the fragments from the local cache when a bandwidth of a communication connection between the viewer devices and the media server degrades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Michael Binns, Girish Bansilal Bajaj
  • Patent number: 10237350
    Abstract: A database proxy includes a request processor, a cache, a database plugin, and interfaces for coupling the database proxy client devices, other database proxies, and database servers. The request processor is configured to receive a read request from a client, determine whether the read request is assigned to the database proxy, and return results of the read request to the client. When the read request is not assigned to the database proxy, the read request is forwarded to another database proxy. When the read request is assigned to the database proxy, the read request is processed using data stored in the cache when the results are stored in the cache or forwarded to the database plugin, which forwards the read request to a database server, receives the results from the database server, and returns the results to the request processor for storage in the cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: RENIAC, INC.
    Inventors: Chidamber Kulkarni, Aditya Alurkar, Pradeep Mishra, Prasanna Sukumar, Vijaya Raghava, Raushan Raj, Rahul Sachdev, Gurshaant Singh Malik, Ajit Mathew, Prasanna Sundararajan
  • Patent number: 10230583
    Abstract: Techniques for simulation of objects in a multi-node environment are described herein. Ownership of objects in a simulation scenario is assigned to a plurality of nodes based on a first set of criteria. Simulation authority of the first object is assumed by a second node based on a second set of criteria. Simulation of the first object is performed by the second node without previous acknowledgment, by the first node, of the assumption of simulation authority. Ownership of the first object is maintained by the first node during the time that the second node has simulation authority of the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Puo Hen Cheng, Jesse Aaron Van Beurden, Rosen Ognyanov Baklov, Igor Gorelik
  • Patent number: 10218816
    Abstract: An embodiment of this invention is directed to an information processing system including a communication apparatus including an IP interface and a non-IP interface and capable of connecting to the Internet, an input device, and an output device, and a server capable of communicating with the communication apparatus via the IP interface. The server stores the combination of the input device and the output device connected to the non-IP interface of the communication apparatus and an operation to be performed by the input device or the output device in association with each other, detects the input device and the output device connected to the non-IP interface of the communication apparatus, decides the operation to be performed by the input device or the output device upon detecting the input device and the output device connected to the non-IP interface of the communication apparatus, and instructs the input device or the output device to do the decided operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10212114
    Abstract: Described spam detection techniques including string identification, pre-filtering, and frequency spectrum and timestamp comparison steps facilitate accurate, computationally-efficient detection of rapidly-changing spam arriving in short-lasting waves. In some embodiments, a computer system extracts a target character string from an electronic communication such as a blog comment, transmits it to an anti-spam server, and receives an indicator of whether the respective electronic communication is spam or non-spam from the anti-spam server. The anti-spam server determines whether the electronic communication is spam or non-spam according to features of the frequency spectrum of the target string. Some embodiments also perform an unsupervised clustering of incoming target strings into clusters, wherein all members of a cluster have similar spectra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bitdefender IPR Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Dichiu, Lucian Z Lupsescu
  • Patent number: 10198467
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide, for a policy framework that manages application of a plurality of policies to a plurality of resources in a computing environment, a method for providing a user interface. The method displays a first display area for viewing and editing policies imported by the policy framework from a first several heterogeneous sources. The method displays a second display area for viewing and editing information regarding computing resources imported by the policy framework from a second several heterogeneous sources. The method displays a third display area for viewing and editing binding rules for binding the policies to the computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory T. Burk, Lachlan T. Coote, Yanislav Yankov, Alain Dumesny
  • Patent number: 10200327
    Abstract: A storage controller processes electronic messages by partitioning a storage device into logical disks and designating a logical disk as unavailable based on its storage capacity being fully used. A time is assigned to each logical disk that is available for writing, and an estimated deletion time is determined for an electronic message. The electronic message is stored in a logical disk that is identified by comparing the assigned times of the logical disks to the estimated deletion time of the electronic message. The electronic message may be deleted based on the detection of a triggering event. If a deletion of a message results in an unavailable logical disk having more than a threshold amount of unused storage capacity, then each of the electronic messages stored in the unavailable logical disk may be copied to a logical disk available for writing and the unavailable designation may be removed from the logical disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Son
  • Patent number: 10200477
    Abstract: A system may comprise an aggregator gateway associated with a zone. The system may further comprise a first relay gateway and a second relay gateway connected to the aggregator. The first relay gateway and the second relay gateway may be associated with the zone. The first relay gateway may be connected to a first M2M device located in the zone and to a second M2M device located in the zone. The second relay gateway may be connected to a third M2M device located in the zone and to a fourth M2M device located in the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Satish S. Vasamsetti, Chris S. Neisinger, Mark Guyler
  • Patent number: 10194210
    Abstract: Particular embodiments allow a content delivery service to dynamically adjust how the service allocates content delivery traffic to multiple content delivery networks (CDNs). In one embodiment, the content delivery service may service enough requests for media programs that multiple CDNs are used. This allows the content delivery service to allocate traffic to different CDNs. Instead of solely relying on the CDN to provide quality of service solutions, the content delivery service may configure client devices to send information to it that allows the content delivery service to analyze the media program playback quality of service. Then, the content delivery service can adjust the allocation for the CDNs if a problem is detected at a specific CDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: HULU, LLC
    Inventors: Baptiste Coudurier, Sherin Kurian
  • Patent number: 10116727
    Abstract: Analytics can be performed via analytics snippets that are ordinarily used for remote web page navigation, even though the content does not come from a remote server. The snippet can be embedded into a web application that simulates visitation to a simulated web page address by staging a mock environment that reflects properties for the web page, such as the simulated web page address or other arbitrary information. The analytics snippet is then executed in the mock environment. So, the snippet extracts information from the mock environment and reports it to the analytics server. Subsequently, when analytics reports are presented, the simulated web page address is reflected. The true address of the web page can be preserved and presented in the report to conveniently link back to the page in the local environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Alex Volchok