Patents Examined by Thomas Dailey
  • Patent number: 10148590
    Abstract: Pre-defined unlock codes are generated that are associated with defined access related error codes. When an access issue is encountered, the pre-defined unlock code associated with the received error code is provided to the blocked user. When the blocked user provides the pre-defined unlock code associated with the received error code, the user is provided access to the software application on a temporary basis. Therefore, embodiments of the present disclosure provide a technical solution to the long standing technical problem in the workflow application environment of users of a software application getting stuck and blocked from making progress with their workflows due to access and/or critical issues, without the need for applying a permanent data fix, releasing a patch, or developing, releasing, and/or installing a new application version, at least until a long-term solution can be formulated and implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Prabhakar Srinivas Kotikalapudi, Sunil Kumar Alachi, Vatsal Singh
  • Patent number: 9990680
    Abstract: A social networking system selects a set of groups for presentation to a user of the social networking system. To select groups, the social networking system determines scores for various groups representing a likelihood of the user interacting with the groups. The social networking system may identify a set of groups based on interactions between the user and various groups occurring during a specific time interval and determine scores for groups in the set. When determining a score for a group, the social networking system accounts for times associated with interactions between the user and various groups. Based on the scores, one or more groups are selected and presented to the user. Additionally, the social networking system may identify a time to present the selected one or more groups to the user based on prior user interactions with various groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Ray Green, Li Ju, Yi Miao
  • Patent number: 9990439
    Abstract: A system and method for disseminating digital content, including receiving at a server a request from a user computer for a browser displayable interface definition, and sending from the server to the user computer the interface definition including resource tags, the resource tags being interpretable for linking to sources of the digital content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Kshitij Sharma, Pranav Kamkhalia
  • Patent number: 9984096
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing communications overhead in a distributed transaction processing environment such as an XA environment. In accordance with an embodiment communication overhead is reduced in a transaction start method by deferring a transaction start communication. The deferred transaction start communication is determined from a subsequent transaction processing communication thereby reducing the number of networks calls required for each transaction and enhancing system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Parkinson, Todd J. Little, Carol Colrain, Jean De Lavarene, Vivekanandhan Raja, Douglas Surber, Stefan Roesch, Nancy Ikeda, Kevin Neel
  • Patent number: 9979607
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing system anomalies and presenting recommended solutions is described. The method comprises receiving current component performance data and historical component performance data regarding performance of a component of a multi-tier system. A baseline tier performance for each tier and a baseline component performance is determined. A cause of an anomaly in the performance of the component is determined by discovering deviations in current component performance data and current tier performance in compared to their baseline values. Based on these deviations, a recommended procedure for addressing the cause of the anomaly is determined. A display is formatted within a user interface of the recommended procedure for addressing the cause of the anomaly in the performance of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter William Mullarkey, Kevin Eugene Davis, Michael Charles Johns
  • Patent number: 9973460
    Abstract: A method for providing suggested modifications to user messages is provided. The method may include receiving user messages associated with a communication application. The method may further include collecting communication application data comprising user information associated with users and group information associated with a group. Additionally, the method may include analyzing the collected communication application data. The method may also include determining user expertise levels associated with users. The method may further include determining message precision levels associated with the received user messages. The method may also include providing suggested modifications to the received user messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alaa Abou Mahmoud, Paul R. Bastide, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 9973425
    Abstract: A system and method can provide a data service in a network environment. The system can provide a data service component on a node in the network environment, wherein the network environment includes a plurality of nodes interconnected via a network fabric. Furthermore, the system can use a native packet forwarding mechanism to direct a data flow in the network fabric to said data service component on the node. Then, the system can use said data service component to process one or more data packets in the data flow in the network fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vadim Makhervaks, Bjørn Dag Johnsen, David M. Brean, Richard P. Mousseau
  • Patent number: 9953090
    Abstract: Resolving a query received from a first node in a network includes accepting, by a second node in the network, ownership of the query from the first node, receiving, at the second node, an identification of a third node in the network, wherein the identification is received from a user of the second node and the user of the second node believes that a user of the third node has information necessary to resolve at least part of the query, and transferring, by the second node, ownership of the at least part of the query to the third node, wherein the accepting, the receiving, and the transferring dynamically generates a data structure that traces a propagation of the query, and the data structure is accessible to an origin of the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven A. Cordes, Debra C. Leach, Debra A. Loussedes, Patrick R. Varekamp
  • Patent number: 9948686
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for sharing a DLNA device are provided. The method includes: establishing a data channel between a first DLNA gateway in a first DLNA network and a second DLNA gateway in a second DLNA network, wherein the DLNA gateway is a DLNA device having a DMC function and capable of accessing the Internet; adding, in the second DLNA gateway, a virtual DLNA device corresponding to a DLNA device in the first DLNA network; and a DLNA device in the second DLNA network performing remote control and/or remote play for the DLNA device in the first DLNA network through the virtual DLNA device. With the provided schemes, the problem in related technologies that DLNA sharing is only limited in a local range is solved, cross-network remote control and remote play are implemented, a sharing range of the DLNA network is expanded, and the user experience is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiehui Liang, Fajie Zhao, Changlei Liu
  • Patent number: 9942106
    Abstract: A network broker divides IP address space into subnets to allow IT infrastructure transfers using a cloud computing environment. A link established between a client and network broker allows transfer of data and provides connectivity between the client and cloud providers. IT infrastructure to be divested is provisioned onto subnets in a cloud environment. A second link is established via the network broker between the entity being divested and the provisioned IT infrastructure. Client access to provisioned IT infrastructure is cut by rerouting, at the network broker, traffic destined to the subnet(s) hosting the provisioned IT infrastructure from the link to the second link. After a new owner assimilates the divested IT infrastructure using the second link, network broker routing rules are adjusted to sever access of the new owner to the subnet(s) hosting the divested IT infrastructure and return access to the subnet(s) to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher Chapman, Zahra S. Bahrololoumi, Matthew Sheppard, William A. Trotter
  • Patent number: 9942286
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the invention provide a collaboration platform that permits multiple users to collaborate on multiple copies of a model simultaneously. The collaboration application provides a full set of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) tools for a client to manipulate a model and transmit the results of such manipulations to a server. Both the clients and the server maintain a history of the manipulations results. Once object changes are received by the server from one or more clients, the server distributes the object changes to the remaining clients. Thereafter, the clients modify their local version of the model in accordance with the object changes received from the server. The history maintained by the clients or the server may then be used to undo or redo any of the object changes, or to rebuild a model space in the event of a network failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Seth W. Allen, Boris A. Sergeev, James Michael Gordon
  • Patent number: 9930141
    Abstract: Presenting URLs on a user interface to guide users on a specific URL browsing path over an internet. A plurality of URLs for a user to view on a user interface running in a computing environment may be received. A URL workflow may be created, which comprise a sequence of the plurality of URLs the user is directed to view. The URL workflow may be created dynamically based on monitoring the current activities of the user in the computing environment. Each URL may be presented one after another on the user interface to automatically direct the user to a next specified URL in the workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, Michelle M. Purcell, John Rice
  • Patent number: 9928312
    Abstract: A first stream operator can receive a first tuple including a first set of attributes to be stored in a first window and a second tuple including a second set of attributes to be stored in a second window. The first window and the second window can each have an eviction policy. In response to triggering the eviction policy for the first window and the second window, the first tuple stored in the first window can be compared with the second tuple stored in the second window. Based upon the comparing, it can be determined that the first tuple and the second tuple go outside of a join threshold. In response to determining that the first tuple and the second tuple go outside of a join threshold, the eviction policy of the first window can be altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Michael J. Branson, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 9922137
    Abstract: A first stream operator can receive a first tuple including a first set of attributes to be stored in a first window and a second tuple including a second set of attributes to be stored in a second window. The first window and the second window can each have an eviction policy. In response to triggering the eviction policy for the first window and the second window, the first tuple stored in the first window can be compared with the second tuple stored in the second window. Based upon the comparing, it can be determined that the first tuple and the second tuple go outside of a join threshold. In response to determining that the first tuple and the second tuple go outside of a join threshold, the eviction policy of the first window can be altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Michael J. Branson, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 9918112
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system, server and client for multiplexed streaming of multimedia content comprising at least one server being capable of transmitting multimedia content in a streaming environment through one or more data paths to a client, wherein the multimedia content is de-multiplexed by the server into a plurality of sub-streams with each sub-stream comprising a unique mark such that the client is capable of multiplexing said sub-streaming into a continuous stream. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for multiplexed streaming of multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Guillaume Bichot, Yvon Legallais, Stephane Gouache
  • Patent number: 9917920
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for implementing reciprocal data sharing in a data exchange system. Limitations may be placed on the amount of data an exchange member may access based on the amount of data that exchange member has contributed. The system may include determining a data contribution associated with a first member of the data exchange, determining a limit for the first member based on the data contribution, and providing data to the first member when the first member has not exceeded the limit. In some embodiments, there may be separate limits for each member of the data exchange, so that a first member may have different access limits when accessing data from a second member, data from a third member, and data from a fourth member. Further, the system may limit a requester to a type of data that corresponds to the type of data contributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: XOR DATA EXCHANGE, INC
    Inventors: Michael Cook, Gregor R. Bonin, Aaron Antonio Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9910837
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products are disclosed for controlling generation of change notifications to the one or more users in a collaborative authoring environment. An automated mechanism is provided to detect the change performed in the artifact. The one or more users who performed changes in the past with the changed artifact are identified. One or more pre-defined parameters, such as contribution, ownership, recency, and longevity, may be used to compute relevancy of the changes made in the changed artifact to determine the qualifying one or more users to be notified. Notifications are generated and delivered to the one or more qualifying other users assessed on the one or more pre-defined parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar Kumarasamy Mani, Rohan Raju Padhye, Vibha Singhal Sinha
  • Patent number: 9912728
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to message switch file sharing. A file is accessed by a computer processor of a client producer device to share with a plurality of client consumer devices across a network. The computer processor partitions the file into a sequence of message payloads associated with a topic and a scheme. The scheme defines a sequence identifier to establish an order to reassemble the sequence of message payloads into the file. A sequence of messages is formed including the topic and the sequence of message payloads. The sequence of messages is published to a message queue associated with the topic in a message switch in the network. The message switch provides the client consumer devices with access to the sequence of message payloads based on subscriptions to the topic. Subscription information is stored on the message switch in one or more access control lists associated with the message queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gennaro A. Cuomo, Dinakaran Joseph, Victor S. Moore, Gregory L. Truty
  • Patent number: 9906488
    Abstract: A method for providing access to an Internet resource includes registering a surrogate nameserver to be an authoritative nameserver in a DNS network, receiving at the surrogate nameserver a DNS query, maintaining at the surrogate nameserver a cache that includes a resolution of the DNS query, and executing at the surrogate nameserver a policy code to make a determination of validity of one or more of the DNS query and the cached resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cedexis, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Kagan
  • Patent number: 9900231
    Abstract: Embodiments manage use of different network connections for data transfer in view of priority information and a data usage plan identifying threshold limits associated with the different network connections. A computing device receives data transfer requests from applications executing on the computing device. The data transfer requests have priority information associated therewith. The computing device compares the priority information with available network connections. One or more of the data transfer requests are selected for initiation based on the comparison and on the threshold limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gil Zalmanovitch, Gregory James Scott, Shai Guday, Alec Garvin Kwok, Yue Jiang, Kenneth Vincent Ma