Patents Examined by Zarni Maung
  • Patent number: 9300727
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that provide updates to localized software are provided. Resources are stored on a server device and may be cached or stored locally at a client device. Updates to the resources are made available at the server device. The updates include translations of the resources to several languages. The client device checks for an update of the resource and downloads the update for the server when the application is launched or downloaded by a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Ongg, Stephen Wing-Fai Lee, Stefania Crisci
  • Patent number: 9298355
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for shared folder backed integrated workspaces. In some implementations, a content management system can provide a graphical user interface (GUI) that integrates communications and content management into a single user interface. The user interface can include mechanisms that allow a user to provide input to generate a new workspace. The user interface can provide a mechanism to allow a user to view conversations related to the workspace and/or content items associated with the workspace. The user interface can present representations of content items associated with the workspace and allow the user to provide input to generate, view, edit, and share content items associated with the workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Beausoleil, Matteus Pan, Jean-Denis Greze, Anthony DeVincenzi
  • Patent number: 9300609
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for shared folder backed integrated workspaces. In some implementations, a content management system can provide a graphical user interface (GUI) that integrates communications and content management into a single user interface. The user interface can include mechanisms that allow a user to provide input to generate a new workspace. The user interface can provide a mechanism to allow a user to view conversations related to the workspace and/or content items associated with the workspace. The user interface can present representations of content items associated with the workspace and allow the user to provide input to generate, view, edit, and share content items associated with the workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Beausoleil, Matteus Pan, Jean-Denis Greze, Anthony DeVincenzi
  • Patent number: 9294361
    Abstract: One or more processing devices cause display of a graphical user interface (GUI) that includes a correlation search portion that enables a user to specify information for a key performance indicator (KPI) correlation search definition. The KPI correlation search definition includes search information and trigger determination information. The search information identifies KPI values, indicative of the KPI states, in a data store. The trigger determination information includes trigger criteria. The trigger determination evaluates the identified KPI values using the trigger criteria to determine whether to cause a defined action. A contribution threshold for a particular KPI definition is received via the GUI. The contribution threshold corresponds to a particular KPI state. The contribution threshold is stored as trigger criteria information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Hemendra Singh Choudhary, Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Brian Bingham, Fang I. Hsiao, Brian C. Reyes
  • Patent number: 9294422
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a system includes a method of providing Internet content through a text-messaging service includes receiving an Internet search query in a text message from a mobile device. The text message includes a query term and an application code. The application code identifies an Internet-based application. The text message is converted to a peer-to-peer message protocol message. An Internet-application server include the internet-based application is identified with the application code. The Internet search query is converted from the text message to a peer-to-peer message protocol message. The peer-to-peer message protocol message is forwarded to the Internet-application server. A query response is received from the Internet-based application. The query response is converted into a text message response. The text message response is communicated to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Deepak Ravindran
  • Patent number: 9286713
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system and/or method may include accessing three-dimensional (3D) imaging software on a remote server. The method may include accessing over a network a 3D imaging software package on a remote server using a first system. The method may include assessing, using the remote server, a capability of the first system to execute the 3D imaging software package. The method may include displaying an output of the 3D imaging software using the first system based upon the assessed capabilities of the first system. In some embodiments, the method may include executing a first portion of the 3D imaging software using the remote server based upon the assessed capabilities of the first system. In some embodiments, the method may include executing a second portion of the 3D imaging software using the first system based upon the assessed capabilities of the first system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Chavez, Jerome C. Tu, Carola F. Thompson, Mark F. Flynn, Douglas C. Twilleager, Kevin D. Morishige, Peter F. Ullmann, Arthur L. Berman
  • Patent number: 9288170
    Abstract: A group messaging relationship establishment method is provided. The method includes determining, by a web server, whether a number of comments relating to information exceeds a predetermined first numerical threshold within a predefined first time period, in response to the number of comments relating to the information exceeding the predetermined first numerical threshold within the predefined first time period, establishing a corresponding instant messaging group relating to the information, and recording a unique identifier information for the instant messaging group relating to the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Shaochun Ding
  • Patent number: 9288278
    Abstract: In a streaming server, companion content may be received and incorporated along with media that is streamed to clients. The companion content may originate from one of the clients, in some cases. In other cases, the companion content may originate from a source other than a client. The companion content may be any media relates to the media being streamed to the clients or directives that control the processing of the media being streamed to the clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna Prasad Panje, Murali Sahasranaman, Sundar Murthy Tumuluru, S N Karthick, Somesh Saraf
  • Patent number: 9282012
    Abstract: Network performance data is gathered and analyzed to produce network patterns and data delivery strategies. Client devices and other network components report network performance data to a central management system. Data delivery strategies are applied to a portion of a network to deliver content appropriate for network patterns that are associated with the portion of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Twin Prime, Inc.
    Inventors: Kartikeya Chandrayana, Satish Raghunath
  • Patent number: 9282118
    Abstract: An embodiment may include policy engine circuitry that may enforce, at least in part, one or more platform resource management policies in a cloud computing environment. The one or more policies may be based, at least in part, upon service arrangements of the cloud computing environment. The one or more policies may establish respective isolated computing environments in the cloud computing environment that may be used by respective users. The enforcement of the one or more policies may result in the respective isolated computing environments being virtually isolated from each other and prevented from interfering with each other in derogation of the one or more policies. The one or more policies may be established, at least in part, via interaction of at least one management process with one or more application program interfaces of the circuitry. Many modifications are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Uri Elzur
  • Patent number: 9282119
    Abstract: An embodiment may include policy engine circuitry that may enforce, at least in part, one or more platform resource management policies in a cloud computing environment. The one or more policies may be based, at least in part, upon service arrangements of the cloud computing environment. The one or more policies may establish respective isolated computing environments in the cloud computing environment that may be used by respective users. The enforcement of the one or more policies may result in the respective isolated computing environments being virtually isolated from each other and prevented from interfering with each other in derogation of the one or more policies. The one or more policies may be established, at least in part, via interaction of at least one management process with one or more application program interfaces of the circuitry. Many modifications are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Uri Elzur
  • Patent number: 9262747
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for tracking user participation in a shared media session. A shared media session is connected to, where the shared media session includes a plurality of participants. A first identity is determined for a first participant with a first confidence level. The first participant is identified as the first identity if the first confidence level is above a first threshold. An amount of participation is tracked for the first identity. The amount of participation by the first identity is displayed on an electronic calendar for the shared media session to the plurality of participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lorraine M. Herger, Neal M. Keller, Matthew A. McCarthy, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 9264498
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for creation, advertisement, and discovery of peer-to-peer overlay networks. A method includes detecting one or more communication links that allow a node to communicate with other nodes, determining that a universal overlay network is accessible using at least one communication link, selecting a selected communication link from the at least one communication link, and joining the universal overlay network using the selected communication link. An apparatus includes a transceiver configured to detect one or more communication links that allow a node to communicate with other nodes, and a processor configured to determine that a universal overlay network is accessible using at least one communication link, select a selected communication link from the at least one communication link, and join the universal overlay network using the selected communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Saumitra Mohan Das, Vidya Narayanan, Lakshminath Reddy Dondeti
  • Patent number: 9264288
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying media network flows that use dynamic codec identifications are described. In an embodiment, network flow information for a network flow between a first endpoint and a second endpoint is received from a network device interposed between the first endpoint and the second endpoint, wherein the network flow information includes at least an address for the first endpoint and a particular payload identification number. A request is sent to the first endpoint for one or more characteristics belonging to the first endpoint. In response to receiving the one or more characteristics, a profile database is searched for an entry that maps the one or more characteristics to a profile, wherein the profile maps one or more payload identification numbers to one or more encoding types. An encoding type for content transferred over the network flow is determined based on the profile and the particular payload identification number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarun Arora, Lekha Shankar Nair
  • Patent number: 9264329
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calculating trust scores (trustworthiness) based on social graph statistics are described herein. The trust scores (trustworthiness) may be determined within or between individuals, groups, and/or entities represented by nodes in a social graph or other network. Social graph analytics may be used to determine connectivity statistics for each node in the social graph or network. The trust score may then be calculated by analyzing a number of paths connecting nodes in the network and the connectivity statistics associated with the nodes of the network. This trust score may then be used to make prospective real-world decisions, such as a request for credit or initiating a transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Evan V Chrapko, Leo M. Chan
  • Patent number: 9256860
    Abstract: A method for tracking user participation in a shared media session. A shared media session is connected to, where the shared media session includes a plurality of participants. A first identity is determined for a first participant with a first confidence level. The first participant is identified as the first identity if the first confidence level is above a first threshold. An amount of participation is tracked for the first identity. The amount of participation by the first identity is displayed on an electronic calendar for the shared media session to the plurality of participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lorraine M. Herger, Neal M. Keller, Matthew A. McCarthy, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 9258175
    Abstract: A system and method for sharing playlists within a network includes a first storage device having a first playlist comprising first playlist data corresponding to stored content and a second storage device having a second playlist comprising second playlist data corresponding to stored content. The system also includes an aggregation server in communication with the first storage device and the second storage device that receives the first playlist and the second playlist. The aggregation server aggregates the first playlist data and the second playlist data to form an aggregated playlist having aggregated playlist data and forms an index list corresponding to the aggregated playlist. A first aggregation client is in communication with the aggregation server and receives the index list from the aggregation server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladislav Kolegayev, Romulo Pontual, Robert G. Arsenault, Eugene Suharev
  • Patent number: 9246857
    Abstract: A computer based method for correlating conversations is provided, including the steps of providing a discussion interface at an interface device, receiving an indication that one of several messages displayed at the discussion interface is part of an active conversation, providing a message entry location for imputing new messages associated with the discussion interface, and receiving new messages at the message entry location. New messages received are automatically associated with the active conversation by displaying them with a visual cue shared by all messages associated with the active conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: CTEXT TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Adam Moisa
  • Patent number: 9235640
    Abstract: For logging browser data, the method compiles a string representing metadata of an operating environment for a browser displaying webpage content from a Web server. The method further compiles a Document Object Model (DOM) string representing at least one DOM element of the webpage content. In addition, the method logs the metadata string and the DOM string within a data store accessible by the web server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Kern, Jeffrey R. Placer, Benjamin J. Randall, Jacob A. Stevens
  • Patent number: 9237189
    Abstract: A first client device performs a handoff operation to a second client device by transmitting application information, associated with a first application, to the second client device when the first client device is positioned within a predefined proximity of the second client device. The first application has a first client device user interface state when the handoff operation is performed. Further, the first client device, in response to receiving from another client device application information associated with a second application executed by the other first client device, executes a third application corresponding to the second application with a user interface state corresponding to a user interface state of the other client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Parks, Nicholas Julian Pelly, Jeffrey William Hamilton, Robert William Hamilton, Maarten W. Hooft