Patents Examined by Zarni Maung
  • Patent number: 10057326
    Abstract: Described herein are various principles for operating transfer protocols using adaptive flow control techniques. In accordance with some of these principles, a client may adaptively negotiate with a server regarding a window size to use when communicating datagrams using a connectionless content unit transfer protocol like the Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP). In some implementations, a client may inform a server whether to increase or decrease a window size. In these implementations, the client may increase the window size upon determining that a previous window size has led to successful transfer of content without any loss of datagrams and the client may decrease the window size upon detecting a loss of a datagram. Because of the limited resources available in some environments in which these techniques may be used, in some implementations a window size may be increased by small amounts but may be decreased drastically upon detecting a loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard T. Russo, Aaron Matthew Tyler, Chandan Rama Reddy, Manoj Krishna Ghosh, Alaa H. Abdelhalim, Roger D. Seielstad, Peter A. Gurevich
  • Patent number: 10055502
    Abstract: A system and method involves detecting operational social disruptive events on a global scale, assigning disease event staging and warnings to express data in more simplistic terms, modeling data in conjunction with linguistics analysis to establish responsive actions, generating visualization and modeling capabilities for communicating information, and modeling disease propagation for containment and forecasting purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Georgetown University
    Inventors: Peter C. Li, Mark G. Polyak, James M. Wilson, Jeffrey R. Collmann, Jane W. Blake, Jae I. Yoon
  • Patent number: 10057607
    Abstract: The media stream delivery system encodes and fragments media streams into numerous media stream fragments maintained on fragment servers. Devices obtain fragments to reconstruct media streams including live real-time media streams for playback on the devices. A device may perform caching of media stream fragments so that particular fragments need not be accessed again from a fragment server. A fragment server or even a content provider can analyze and monitor characteristics of media streams, viewing behavior, content popularity, etc., to identify fragments for caching at the playback devices. Caching indicators along with time period indicators may be included in the media stream fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Nooney, Kent Karlsson
  • Patent number: 10051018
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating shared access-right evaluation using linked communication channels are provided. A first communication can be received over a first communication link from a first user device, and a second communication can be received over a second communication link from a second user device. The first and second communications can include requests for the assignment of access rights. Map data can be generated and transmitted to each of the first and second user devices. Each user device can display a visual representation of access-right data. Further, a communication session can be facilitated between the first user device and the second user device. The communication session can be presented on the visual representation for each user device so that the first user and the second user can collaboratively evaluate access rights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis A. Denker, Raymond Yung-Chien Lew, Debbie Hsu, Michael Horowitz, Bradford J. Bensen, John Carnahan
  • Patent number: 10044633
    Abstract: A device of a network configured for implementing a method for distributing available bandwidth of the network amongst ongoing traffic sessions of devices of the network is described. The device includes a communication module, a ranking module, a calculator and a comparator. The communication module collects status messages from devices of the network running at least one traffic session. The ranking module is configured to rank the ongoing traffic sessions according to parameters of devices and traffic sessions retrieved from status messages. The calculator is configured to determine bandwidth to be allocated to each ranked traffic session in function of the available bandwidth, a rank of the ranked traffic sessions and a type of the ranked traffic sessions. The comparator checks whether the determined bandwidth to be allocated to a traffic session of the device is different from zero such that available bandwidth can be distributed amongst ongoing traffic sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Stephane Gouache, Jean-Claude Colmagro, Franck Abelard
  • Patent number: 10038644
    Abstract: A system for accessing resources and monitoring the use of resources by a user includes a mobile device, a resource access communication device, an optional secondary communication system, and a third party system, each of which have communication interfaces, memory devices, and processing devices. The system is designed to detect audible, visible, and/or written input from a user and effectuate responses to requests contained in such input. In some embodiments, a message may be directed to the user through visual and/or audio displays to notify the user of the messages sent in response to the user's request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Caitlin Chrisman Bullock, Matthew Eugene Clark
  • Patent number: 10038659
    Abstract: An electronic business postal system collects, clears and delivers electronic business mail through a closed access, secure messaging system. A collection subsystem consists of access portals that are associated with secured system nodes. The access portals provide authenticated users access to the system to send and retrieve electronic business mail that includes postal system electronic delivery addresses, physical delivery addresses, or both. Secured message servers that are associated with the respective access portals process the electronic business mail into uniquely identified messages for delivery over the system nodes and also process received messages to provide the corresponding electronic business mail to the intended recipients through associated access portals. A delivery subsystem directs the messages through the system nodes associated with the senders' access portals to the system nodes associated with the recipients' access portals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ESCHER GROUP (IRL) LIMITED
    Inventors: Liam Church, Fionnuala Higgins, David James Fleming
  • Patent number: 10033548
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method, system, service selection entity, and service management entity for selecting a service provision entity in a peer-to-peer (P2P) network communication, so as to select heterogeneous service provision entities for heterogeneous service requesting entities. The method includes: receiving service capability information of service provision entities; obtaining service request information of a service requesting entity; and selecting a service provision entity of an appropriate service capability to provide a service for the service requesting entity according to the service capability information of service provision entities and the service request information of the service requesting entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Li, Yue Yin, Jin Li
  • Patent number: 10033658
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for a Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) media transport (MMT) device for sending or receiving media content is provided. The MMT device comprises a memory unit and a controller. The controller is configured to measure an available bandwidth, receive fragments of a first encoded stream of the media content and fragments of a second encoded stream of the same media content based on the available bandwidth and a current transmission bandwidth. A mixed encoded stream comprises the fragments received from the first encoded stream and the fragments received from the second encoded stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Imed Bouazizi, Meng Xu, Zhan Ma
  • Patent number: 10027736
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) streaming service using metadata of content are provided. The metadata may include one or more BaseURL elements. Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) of segments forming media may be generated based on the BaseURL elements. Additionally, a URL of a segment may be generated by mapping a BaseURL element among the BaseURL elements to a sourceURL attribute of the segment. Segments indicated by generated URLs may be identical to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION KOREA AEROSPACE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Truong Cong Thang, Jin Young Lee, Seong Jun Bae, Jung Won Kang, Soon Heung Jung, Sang Taick Park, Won Ryu, Jae Gon Kim
  • Patent number: 10027776
    Abstract: A method for managing a distributed cache of a host channel adapter (HCA) that includes receiving a work request including a QP number, determining that a QP state identified by the QP number is not in the distributed cache, retrieving the QP state from main memory, and identifying a first portion and a second portion of the QP state. The method further includes storing the first portion into a first entry of a first sub-cache block associated with the first module, where the first entry is identified by a QP index number, storing the second portion into a second entry of a second sub-cache block associated with the second module, where the second entry is identified by the QP index number; and returning the QP index number of the QP state to the first module and the second module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Edward Manula, Magne Vigulf Sandven
  • Patent number: 10021201
    Abstract: An administrator can use a portal platform to manage social equity for social collaboration features of the web sites. A goal is to encourage users to contribute to an online community's social activities such as its blogs, message boards, and wiki pages. The portal platform supports social equity features, where users can earn points for their participation. The administrator can specify a counter period, where the points accumulated during the last period are reset. This feature can be used to encourage continual participation by the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Liferay, Inc.
    Inventors: Zsolt Berentey, Brian Wing Shun Chan
  • Patent number: 10021037
    Abstract: Cloud resource provisioning is described. A cloud resource provisioning method may include receiving, by a processor, a cloud resource usage data identifying a first cloud resource consumed, a first usage level associated with the first cloud resource, a second cloud resource consumed, and a second usage level associated with the second cloud resource, wherein the first and second cloud resources are in respective first and second clouds. The method may further include assigning a first importance indicator to the first cloud resource. The method may further include assigning a second importance indicator to the second cloud resource. The method may further include analyzing the first and second importance indicators to identify a preference for the first cloud resource over the second cloud resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: James Michael Ferris, Gerry Edward Riveros
  • Patent number: 10021192
    Abstract: A communication control device includes: a parameter storage unit that stores each entry containing a communication parameter learned through a communication between communication nodes, a communication source IP address related to the communication, and a communication destination IP address related to the communication; and a parameter acquiring unit that acquires a communication source IP address and a communication destination IP address related to a communication to be newly started, extracts, from among plural entries stored in the parameter storage unit, at least one entry in which the number of bits matched between communication source IP addresses or communication destination IP addresses is more than or equal to a predetermined lower limit value which is lower than the total number of bits in an IP address, and acquires, on the basis of the extracted entry, an initial value of a communication parameter to be used in the communication to be newly started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10021164
    Abstract: A system and method to support the transmission of static media, originating from an HTTP source, as a Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) stream to a caching proxy. A server-side gateway accepts RTSP requests, loads a requested resource from the HTTP source, and streams requested portions of a file via RTSP. A RTSP proxy caches received portions of media to avoid re-requesting those portions. The RTSP proxy may receive a RTSP TEARDOWN command to trigger removal of cached media and passes the RTSP TEARDOWN command to the server-side gateway. Further, the server-side gateway may receive a RTSP TEARDOWN command to trigger the server-side gateway to remove media loaded from the HTTP source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventor: Chad Daniel Fox
  • Patent number: 10015063
    Abstract: A node is monitored using metadata gathered by an in-memory process. Metadata for the node is dynamically gathered using a process running in memory; and the gathered metadata is provided to a remote server for storage. The process comprises, for example, an in-memory microkernel executing on a boot node. The metadata comprises, for example, information about physical characteristics of the node, information about one or more software packages installed on the node and/or information about one or more of an operating system, a BIOS and firmware. The gathered metadata can be processed to update a finite state machine to indicate a state of the node and/or to detect a change in state of the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. McSweeney, Nicholas Weaver, John Daniel Hushon
  • Patent number: 10015246
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for initiating a peer-to-peer communication session. According to certain embodiments, at least one peer device is identified. A first request is sent to the at least one peer device for an inventory of service capabilities of the at least one peer device. The requested inventory of service capabilities of the at least one peer device is received from the at least one peer device. A second request is sent to the at least one peer device to initiate a communication session with the at least one peer device using at least one service from the requested inventory of service capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: RingCentral, Inc.
    Inventor: Vlad Vendrow
  • Patent number: 10009304
    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 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CTEXT TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Adam Moisa
  • Patent number: 10003516
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for processing messages. The terminal message processing method According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, the method for processing terminal messages used by the apparatus for processing terminal messages can include the steps of: receiving a message from an application of the terminal; determining whether the message is from a pre-registered registration application; when the message is from the registration application, determining whether the message is a control message; and when the message is not from the registration application, transmitting the message to a device for processing server messages. According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a message processing apparatus and method for reducing the transmission and reception of a control message for an application are provided, and battery consumption is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Suk Kweon, Kill Yeon Kim, Hyeong Jin Kang, Yong-Seok Park, Young Ki Hong
  • Patent number: 9992139
    Abstract: A technology to schedule a virtualized computing resource is described. A scheduling request electronic message is received. The scheduling request electronic message has a resource identifier, an action and a trigger condition. The scheduling request is authenticated by verifying a sender of the scheduling request is on an approved list defined for the virtualized computing resource, using an electronic challenge sent to a requestor of the scheduling request electronic message. An action is performed on the virtualized computing resource referenced by the resource identifier when the trigger condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy John Meyer, Eric Jason Brandwine