Patents Examined by Valencia Martin-Wallace
  • Patent number: 8495227
    Abstract: A method to distribute policies may include transmitting one of an identification (ID) assigned to a policy template or the policy template associated with each policy to an enforcement point or selected enforcement points for enforcement. The method may also include transmitting one set of parameters to be used in each policy template to the enforcement point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Kaminsky, Christina M. Cruz, Carrie W. Searcey, Eric Kirchstein
  • Patent number: 7330900
    Abstract: Packets of real-time media streams are processed at a network node such within a desired maximum latency less than the frame interval of the streams. The media streams have respective packet rates all substantially equal to a nominal packet rate and respective packet arrival times that are generally non-deterministic. The streams are assigned to digital signal processors (DSPs), each capable of processing up to a predetermined maximum number of the streams within real-time constraints. The number of streams assigned to each DSP is less than the predetermined maximum number and no greater than the quotient of a desired maximum processing latency less than the frame interval and the DSP processing latency for a single packet. For example, if the desired maximum processing latency is 5 ms. and the processing latency for one packet is 1.6 ms., then only three streams are assigned to a DSP (5/1.6˜3), even if the DSP can process many more than 3 streams in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Dialogic Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Burger, Joel Hughes, David Penny
  • Patent number: 7310657
    Abstract: To easily identify the owner of an object currently drawn on a collaboration work area, or an object already drawn thereon, to easily carry out an editing operation for the object of each owner by selectively identifying the object drawn by a particular owner. A user management table registers the node identification code and the owner identifier of a user system therein, and an object management table registers the node identification code and object information therein. Based on an event entry for an object, the node identification code of the object management table is obtained, and the owner identifier of the user management table is obtained. This owner identifier is displayed on a screen by relating it to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Koichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7308503
    Abstract: A forwarding engine of a router device may replace addresses of some IP packets by virtual ones such to mask the active routing daemon. This is used in unicast regime when said forwarding engine forwards incoming IP packets from neighbor routers to said routing daemon. It is also used in unicast as well as in multicast regime in the opposite case. A standby routing daemon may also be used on another processor by affecting same virtual addresses for its ports as the first active routing daemon. In a case of failure of the first active routing daemon, a controller will switch said standby routing daemon to be the new active daemon connected to the forwarding engine. A CompactPCI bus can be advantageously used. In that case, the forwarding engine is a peripheral board of the controller of that CompactPCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Alain Giraud, Laurent Cosson, Jean-Pierre Rombeaut, Yves Saintillan
  • Patent number: 7296089
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for improving delivery of content to a client communicating with a server on the Web. Groups or clusters of clients are formed by processing the IP addresses of the clients according to a network-aware, radix-encoded trie classification process. The groups of clients are categorized based on information about one or more clients in each group that can be determined by the server. That information is used to help drive tailored actions on the part of Web servers. Users with poor connectivity may choose not to spend much time at a Web site if it takes a long time to receive a page, even if the Web server at the site is not the bottleneck. Retaining such clients may be of interest to a Web site. Better-connected clients may be able to receive enhanced representations of Web pages such as with higher quality images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Balachander Krishnamurthy, Craig Ellis Wills
  • Patent number: 7293089
    Abstract: The present invention provides a site evaluation system for evaluating a site which consists of one or more pages and a site evaluation program storage medium that stores thereon a site evaluation program for causing a computer system to operate as such a site evaluation system, in which site evaluation that minimizes errors and inconsistency and requires a lower evaluation cost can be performed. The system acquires a temporal change in the numbers of accesses to each of pages constituting a site, identifies a page for which a temporal change in the number of accesses exceeds a predetermined criterion, further acquires a temporal change in a word in the identified page, compares the temporal change in the number of accesses to the identified page with the temporal change of the word, and evaluates the comparison result based on a predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masafumi Fukumoto, Takeshi Kumazawa
  • Patent number: 6985964
    Abstract: A general purpose, software-controlled central processor (CP) can be augmented by a set of task specific, specialized peripheral processors (PPs). The central processor accomplishes its functions with the support of the PPs. Peripheral processors may include but are not limited to a packet parser, a packet deconstructor, a search engine, and a packet editor. At each step in the use of this network processor system, the central processor has an opportunity to intervene and modify the handling of the packet based on its interpretation of PP results. The programmable nature of the CP and the PPs provides the system with flexibility and adaptability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian A. Petersen, Mark A. Ross
  • Patent number: 6983317
    Abstract: A Managed Site (10), a logical network entity, is composed of a number of Sub Sites (20) in a one to many relationship. A Sub Site (20) is a logical component, which is composed of a number of Engines (30). Nodes (40) similarly relates to their Engine (30) in a many to one relationship. A Node (40) is a collection of Managed Elements (ME's) (50) (while being an ME (50) itself), which represent network state information. The subsite (20) consists of the engine (30) connected to server nodes (40). One or more clients (110) are connected to the management engine (30) and access management engine (30) information relating to managed elements (50) including nodes (40). The connected manager engines may communicate with one another so that, for example, in the event of a failure, one of the manager engines remaining on line commences monitoring of manage elements assigned to the failed manager engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Bishop, Kelvin M. Hoover
  • Patent number: 6970918
    Abstract: A method and system using for establishing an intermediary connection between a client device and a secure website using a web proxy machine. In the preferred embodiment, a secure connection is established between the web proxy and the secure content server. A response from the content server, typically in HTML format, is sent to the proxy machine through a secure connection. The proxy machine is then able to manipulate the secure response from the secure server, in ways such as transcoding the response to a format readable by the user device, storing sensitive financial data in cookies in the proxy machine, and to return a response from the content provider to the client device with or preferably without cookies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frances C. Brown, Susan Crayne, Samuel R. Detweiler, Peter Gustav Fairweather, Stephen Paul Farrell, Vicki Lynne Hanson, Richard Scott Schwerdtfeger, Beth Rush Tibbitts
  • Patent number: 6968386
    Abstract: System for transferring a data file from a web server to a user workstation through a network and reciprocally, the user workstation including a hard disk (205) for storing the data file being transferred over a SCSI bus (208). The user workstation includes a dual-port memory (304) for storing temporarily the data file, a network logic unit (302) interconnected between the network and the input port of the dual-port memory for receiving the data file from the network and transmitting it to the dual-port memory, and a SCSI logic unit (303) interconnected between the output port of the dual-port memory and the SCSI bus for transferring the data file from the dual-port memory to the hard disk over the SCSI bus and reciprocally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alain Benayoun, Patrick Michel, Jean-Francois Le Pennec, Claude Pin
  • Patent number: 6965944
    Abstract: A method for designing tree-structured communication routes includes adding a predetermined point to a score of a route successively selected from the plural routes, selecting the routes in reverse order of the scores of the routes, generating trees from the route with the lowest score and the other routes, and generating other trees from the routes which are unable to generate the trees, the predetermined point being added when any node in a selected route does not appear on the other route except the egress node, and when there is a node which appears in both the selected and other routes and the selected route agrees with the other route from the node to the egress node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Soga
  • Patent number: 6944655
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, system and apparatus enabling user-defined, genre-structured interaction online. The present invention enables users to define their own genres, including rules of interaction, as well as rules of enforcement. Genre definitions also can include the specification of roles, parameters, and states. The present invention also facilitates a given user to modify a given genre definition. Allowable modifications include addition, modification, and deletion of parameters and interaction and enforcement rules. The present invention also provides dynamically updated graphical representations of the state of genre instances, these graphical representations definable by the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K.E. Bellamy, Jason B. Ellis, Thomas D. Erickson, Wendy A. Kellogg, Mark R. Laff, Peter K. Malkin, John T. Richards, Philip S. Yu
  • Patent number: 6944680
    Abstract: A SmartHandle and method is provided which can extend capabilities of the EJB Handle. The SmartHandle can be mapped to a multi-column relational database. Additionally, the SmartHandle enables two EJB Handles to be compared without instantiating the actual EJB objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: BEA Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Lee, Julian Pelenur
  • Patent number: 6931455
    Abstract: A system for communication between a non-CORBA object request broker and a CORBA object request broker is provided that includes a non-CORBA object request broker (112) executing on a client system (102) and a CORBA object request broker (114) executing on a server system (104). The non-CORBA object request broker (112) provides client side inter-object communications support. The CORBA object request broker (114) provides server-side inter-object communications support. A network (106) connects the client system (102) with the server system (104). A reference object (158) in the non-CORBA object request broker (112) encodes outgoing communications into an Internet Inter-ORB Protocol format. The reference object (158) decodes incoming communications from Internet Inter-ORB Protocol format into a format native to the non-CORBA object request broker (112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Recursion Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Graham W. Glass
  • Patent number: 6917083
    Abstract: A retrograde well region, having a buried layer of high conductivity, is formed in a semiconductor substrate. A trench structure is selectively etched in the semiconductor substrate down to a region proximate to or within the buried layer. A conducting local interconnect material is formed within and proximate to the trench structure to electrically connect surface portions of the substrate to the buried layer. The buried layer is used to provide a voltage source to an integrated circuit. In one application, a P-type buried layer provides ground potential or VSS to a source region of an N-channel FET transistor. In a second application, an N-type buried layer provides supply potential or VCC to a source of a P-channel FET transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Violette, Fernando Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 6679777
    Abstract: A method of playing an interactive, computerized, multi-player card game in which desired cards are selected by players, some of which may be virtual players generated by the game's software. Each real player uses a computer or similar device that is connected to a network. Virtual player card selection and betting is controlled by computer software. After each player has selected a card in a round, computer software determines what card each player is dealt. Null cards having no value in the scoring are dealt when there is a conflict in card selection or when a player fails to select a card within a time limit. The games follow the rules of poker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Thwartpoker Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur M. Pfeiffer, Daniel Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 6648753
    Abstract: A group wagering game is provided in which all entrants win or lose simultaneously as a group. The method of playing the game includes forming a group consisting of all entrants who have made a wager on the outcome of the game, and determining whether the group is a winner. The game can either be played as a stand alone game, or in combination with an individual participation game. When combined with another game, the method includes forming a group of at least some of the entrants in the individual participation game, e.g. all winners, who have made a wager on the outcome of the group participation game. As such, a “bonus” round of play is provided which generates group interest and excitement in the gaming experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Joseph J. Tracy, Mark Guthrie Meyer
  • Patent number: 6645073
    Abstract: Gaming terminals or systems with bonus prize or other prize features increasing user interest or entertainment are provided. In one aspect, a plurality of gaming terminals have their displays or other inputs coordinated with one another preferably to provide an impression of linked operation, particularly to provide an impression of increased likelihood of bonus or other prize award. In one embodiment, a bonus prize or feature involves movement among an ordered plurality of positions or stages without needing to forfeit all bonus prizes in the event of a non-bonus-symbol outcome in a main game. In one aspect, a plurality of bonus items are provided with a user being able to select only among a subgroup of the plurality of bonus items at any one time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Steven C. Lemay, Andrea Hughs-Baird
  • Patent number: 6643910
    Abstract: In molding coils wound around a motor rotor with resin material in a die assembly, the coil ends projecting from either axial end of the motor core are compressed radially inward by small diameter portions formed in the die surface. Because the unnecessary deposition of the resin material over the coil ends is minimized, the material cost can be reduced. Also, the elimination or the reduction of the need to eliminate excess resin material from the coil ends simplifies the production process, and reduces the production cost. Additionally, the reduction in the mass of the resin material over the coil ends, as well as the constraining of the coil wire into a relatively radially inner parts reduces the moment of inertia of the motor rotor, and can thereby improve the performance of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kanai, Susumu Aoki
  • Patent number: 6634949
    Abstract: A multi-media interactive play system has a number of play elements situated in a variety of play environments or play media. The play elements are linked to a common record of participant performance, progress, character attributes, etc. The participant's performance in the play elements determines the play elements to which the participant may proceed as well as the play parameters of the play element in which the participant is currently involved. The play elements are thus interlinked to define a sequence or path network along which the participant advances. By advancing through the play elements the participant carries out a plot, story, theme, etc. that attaches a significance to the successful completion of a given play element or elements. Also disclosed in a variety of play elements suitable for use in the system, an example of a plot or theme that may be carried out by the system, and a send/receive radio frequency network that may be used to track play participants in a play center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Creative Kingdoms, LLC
    Inventors: Rick A. Briggs, Denise Westin