Patents Examined by Zarni Maung
  • Patent number: 9992290
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing geolocation data indicating a first geolocation of a mobile computing device of a user of a social-networking system. The social-networking system including a graph that includes a number of nodes and edges connecting the nodes. A first node in the graph corresponds to the user. The method also includes identifying one or more second nodes in the graph connected to the first node. Each of the second nodes being associated with a second geolocation. Each of the second nodes being connected to the first node within a pre-determined threshold number of degrees of separation with at least one edge corresponding to the activity socially relevant to the user. Each edge in the graph represents a single degree of separation within the graph. The identifying being based on a determination that the second geolocation is within a pre-determined threshold distance of the first geolocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Tseng, Matthew Cahill, Neel Ishwar Murarka, Charles Jolley
  • Patent number: 9990607
    Abstract: A low-latency, high-bandwidth, and highly scalable method delivers data from a source device to multiple communication devices on a communication network. Under this method, the communication devices (also called player nodes) provide download and upload bandwidths for each other. In this manner, the bandwidth requirement on the data source is significantly reduced. Such a data delivery network is scalable without limits with the number of player nodes. In one embodiment, a computer network includes (a) a source server that provides a data stream for delivery in the computer network, (b) player nodes that exchange data with each other to obtain a complete copy of the data stream, the network nodes being capable of dynamically joining or exiting the computer network, and (c) a control server which maintains a topology graph representing connections between the source server and the player nodes, and the connections among the player nodes themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Wensheng Hua
  • Patent number: 9984358
    Abstract: A communication application creates a team mailbox integrating messages from an email repository and documents from a content management store (CMS). The application enables an administrator to define and manage members of the team mailbox with varying privilege status for accessing the team mailbox. Content such as aggregated messages and associated documents are displayed through a unified view to standardize ease of access. The members are enabled to receive messages sent to the team mailbox by others. Policies inherited from email repository, CMS, and/or third party policy providers are enforced within the team mailbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Caldwell, Benjamin Childs, Venkat Pradeep Chilakamarri
  • Patent number: 9985863
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for providing an aggregate key performance indicator (KPI) that spans multiple services and for providing user adjustment to KPI factors via a GUI that enables a user to configure an aggregate KPI with feedback that better characterizes the performance of the services. The GUI may enable a user to select KPIs and to adjust weights (e.g., importance) associated with the KPIs. The weight of a KPI may affect the influence a value of the KPI has on the calculation of an aggregate KPI value (e.g., score). The GUI may provide near real-time feedback concerning the effect the weights have on the aggregate KPI value by displaying the aggregate KPI value (e.g., score) and updating the aggregate KPI value as the user adjusts the weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Hemendra Singh Choudhary, Clint Sharp
  • Patent number: 9977878
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for accessing licensable items unique to a geographic area via a wireless device are provided. The method and apparatus may include obtaining access to licensable items available in a first location of the wireless device. The methods and apparatus may further include downloading a licensable item. The licensable item is associated with a license providing the wireless device with a right to distribute the licensable item. The methods and apparatus may also include leaving a virtual copy of the licensable item in a second location of the wireless device different from the first location using the right to distribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jason M. Hough, Kameron N. Kerger, Jonathan K. Kies, Giridhar D. Mandyam, Brian D. Vogelsang
  • Patent number: 9971889
    Abstract: Devices and nodes associated with a vehicle may communicate using a higher-level, common messaging protocol over an ad-hoc network to publish and subscribe to services, even though different nodes may utilize different types of links and channels. The network includes a rules node that is fixedly connected to the vehicle and that stores a set of rules. Given a possible publisher, subscriber, and/or a service, a node action is allowed or denied based on the set of rules. The rules may be generated or updated based on priorities, security levels, and/or characteristics of publishers, subscribers, their respective users, and/or services; a current dynamic condition; and/or user input. The rules node and at least one other node may be transported by the vehicle, and both transported nodes and nodes external to the vehicle may use the common messaging protocol to join the ad-hoc network, discover other nodes, authenticate, and publish/consume services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: GOGO LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Wahler, Kevin Mahoney, Jon Worosylo
  • Patent number: 9967228
    Abstract: Systems and methods for exchanging a data stream of information that varies over time using a message format. The message format includes a version field that indicates a version of a structure of the message format. The message format also includes one or more resources fields that each identifies a resource to be imported into the data stream exchanging the data stream. Moreover, the message format includes one or more records that represent time-variant data samples being exchanged in the message. Furthermore, the message format includes one or more descriptor fields, wherein each descriptor field corresponds to at least one respective record of the one or more records and contains metadata describing data contained within the at least one record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jay D. Logue, Grant M. Erickson, Sunny Vardhan Gujjaru, Michael Dixon, Jiakang Lu
  • Patent number: 9967351
    Abstract: An automatic service monitor in an information technology environment may be equipped to automatically process machine data originating from a running IT environment to identify the entities that perform services in the environment, and to reflect the discovered entities and service associations in the control and configuration data that directs the monitoring operations performed by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Sonal Maheshwari, Vladimir Shcherbakov, Mehul Goyal, David Gustav Ashpole
  • Patent number: 9960970
    Abstract: Services in an operating environment are represented by stored service definitions that identify entities that perform the service. Entity definitions identify machine data pertaining to the entity. A key performance indicator (KPI) of the service characterizes the service on the whole or some aspect of it. Each KPI is defined by a search query that derives a value from machine data identified in the entity definitions. Processing devices cause display of a service-monitoring page having a services summary region and a services aspects region. The summary region displays interactive summary tiles that each correspond to a service and present information about an aggregate KPI that characterizes the service. The aspects region displays interactive aspect tiles that each correspond to a KPI characterizing some aspect of an associated service. Additional information may be included in the service-monitoring page and interaction features enable a user to navigate to enhanced information displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Hemendra Singh Choudhary, Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Alok Anant Bhide, Fang I. Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9954907
    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 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 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: 9948715
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing machine accelerated and augmented customer data using a Web-Scale Data Fabric (WSDF). According to embodiments, the data may be received as data transfer objects from a set of business operations client applications. The data transfer objects may be analyzed using complex event processing (CEP) and, based on the analyzing, rules specific to the business operations client application may be applied. The methods and systems may semantically classify text specific to the business operations client application. A federated database (FD) may archive the receive data transfer objects as well as analysis data specific to the business operations client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Alex Anton, Tim G. Sanidas, Jeff Perschall, Michael Bernico, Michael K. Cook, Lynn Calvo, V. Rao Kanneganti
  • Patent number: 9942187
    Abstract: A system and method to provide a message handling system (eg email) user an alert when one or more messages remain in the outbox of the message handling system after the message transmission process has completed more than a user definable number of times or has been in the outbox longer than a user definable amount of time. Once alerted the user will have the option to take one or more actions (independent of the system and method) to remove the message or messages from the outbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Harry Leonard Perper, James Randall Beckers, Mark Meister
  • Patent number: 9942316
    Abstract: A device may communicate with a peer-to-peer (P2P) network prior to associating with that network. The communications prior to association may include information about whether the P2P network is persistent or non-persistent. The information may include a persistent group intent field that identifies whether a device would prefer to join a persistent P2P network and allows a P2P network to advertise whether it is persistent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp, David Philip Hole
  • Patent number: 9942333
    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 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Ongg, Stephen Wing-Fai Lee, Stefania Crisci
  • Patent number: 9930106
    Abstract: Processing data in a communications system comprising a plurality of servers is provided. First data received from a communications device is directed to a given server in the plurality of servers. A server identifier identifying the given server is transmitted to the communications device. Subsequent data is received from the communications device. The subsequent data comprises the server identifier and a further parameter. The given server is selected on the basis of at least the server identifier and some of the subsequent data received from the communications device is directed to the given server. In the event of a need to redirect subsequent data to a server other than the given server, a different server is selected on the basis of at least the further parameter and further of the subsequent data received from the communications device is directed to the selected different server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: David Drysdale, Michael Bell
  • Patent number: 9923801
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to communication within a fabric network are presented. The fabric network includes one or more logical networks that enables devices connected to the fabric to communicate with each other using various profiles known to the devices. A device sending a message may follow a general message format to encode the message so that other devices in the fabric may understand the message regardless of which logical networks the devices are connected to. Within the message format, a payload of data may be included for the receiving device to forward, store, or process the message. The format and the contents of the payload may vary according to a header within the payload that indicates a profile and a message type within the profile. Using the profile and message type, the receiving devices may decode the message to process the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jay D. Logue, Grant M. Erickson, Zachary B. Smith, Osborne B. Hardison, Richard J. Schultz, Sunny P. Gujjaru, Matthew G. Neeley
  • Patent number: 9900359
    Abstract: A system and method can support user account management in a computing environment. The computing environment can include a video encoding pool to support load balancing and a managing server, such as a privileged account manager server. The video encoding pool includes a set of nodes that are able to perform one or more video processing tasks for another node. Furthermore, the managing server can receive a request from a managed node in the computing environment for delegating a video processing task, and can select one or more nodes from the video encoding pool to load balance and to perform the video processing task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Himanshu Sharma, Sudhir Kumar Srinivasan, Ramaprakash Sathyanarayan, Arun Theebaprakasam, Buddhika Kottahachchi
  • Patent number: 9887898
    Abstract: An interfacing device is configured to process one or more rules, based on sensor data, to perform a predetermined action. During operation, the device can detect a rule-triggering event, and can search a rule repository to obtain a set of rules whose action criteria is satisfied by the rule-triggering event. If the set of rules include a plurality of rules that are simultaneously triggered by the rule-triggered event, the local interfacing device may process the plurality of rules in a user-defined sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Randall W. Frei, Linker Cheng, Robert J. Pera
  • Patent number: 9882775
    Abstract: In certain aspects, where a network resource is configured (e.g., created, launched, modified, etc.) the dependencies between the network resource and other resources can be determined and stored. Subsequently, then a request is made to reconfigure the network resource, the stored dependencies can be accessed to determine whether or not to allow such a requested reconfiguration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stewart Robert Allen
  • Patent number: 9876745
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for providing messages to client devices. In certain examples, a stream of messages is provided to a messaging application on a client device at a desired message feed rate. A message download rate of the stream of messages by the messaging application is monitored. A determination is made that the message download rate is less than the desired message feed rate. In response, the stream of messages is provided to a buffer on the client device at the desired message feed rate, and the stream of messages is sent from the buffer to the messaging application at the message download rate. A determination is made that the message download rate is greater than the desired message feed rate and, in response, a stored quantity of messages on the buffer is allowed to decrease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Satori Worldwide, LLC
    Inventors: Andrey Kushnir, Maksim Terekhin, Leonid Mosenkov