Patents by Inventor Daniel Stodolsky

Daniel Stodolsky has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190191168
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for encoding video. For example, methods may include: receiving a throughput setting; adjusting, based on the throughput setting, an effort level selection for an encoder to utilize multiple effort levels from a set of effort levels, wherein each effort level of the set of effort levels specifies parameters of the encoder that control processing time for a coding unit of video data; and encoding video data, using the encoder configured using effort levels identified by the effort level selection, to generate data of an encoded bitstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Aki Kuusela, Daniel Stodolsky, Juha Pekka Maaninen
  • Publication number: 20180139258
    Abstract: Implementations disclose leveraging aggregated network statistics for enhancing quality and user experience for live video streaming from mobile devices. A method includes receiving, by a processing device of a client device, a bandwidth parameter corresponding to aggregated network statistics for at least one of a current geographic location of the client device or a current network of the client device, initializing an upload quality parameter of an upload session based on the received bandwidth parameter, the upload session comprising upload of content from the client device, and modifying, by the processing device, the upload quality parameter throughout the upload session based on updated bandwidth parameters corresponding to aggregated network conditions for at least one of new geographic locations of the client device or new networks of the client device, the upload quality parameter to control a format of the upload session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Tomer Margolin, Daniel Stodolsky
  • Publication number: 20150074187
    Abstract: The present invention leverages an existing content delivery network infrastructure to provide a system that enhances performance for any application that uses the Internet Protocol (IP) as its underlying transport mechanism. An overlay network comprises a set of edge nodes, intermediate nodes, and gateway nodes. This network provides optimized routing of IP packets. Internet application users can use the overlay to obtain improved performance during normal network conditions, to obtain or maintain good performance where normal default BGP routing would otherwise force the user over congested or poorly performing paths, or to enable the user to maintain communications to a target server application even during network outages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Fletcher, Andrew F. Champagne, Daniel Stodolsky, Michael M. Afergan
  • Patent number: 8891522
    Abstract: The present invention leverages an existing content delivery network infrastructure to provide a system that enhances performance for any application that uses the Internet Protocol (IP) as its underlying transport mechanism. An overlay network comprises a set of edge nodes, intermediate nodes, and gateway nodes. This network provides optimized routing of IP packets. Internet application users can use the overlay to obtain improved performance during normal network conditions, to obtain or maintain good performance where normal default BGP routing would otherwise force the user over congested or poorly performing paths, or to enable the user to maintain communications to a target server application even during network outages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Fletcher, Andrew F. Champagne, Daniel Stodolsky, Michael M. Afergan
  • Publication number: 20130304892
    Abstract: Applications that run on an overlay network-based managed service achieve high performance gains using a set of TCP optimizations. In a first optimization, a typical single TCP connection between a client and an origin server is broken into preferably three (3) separate TCP connections. These connections are: an edge-to-client connection, an edge-to-edge connection, and edge-to-origin connection. A second optimization replicates TCP state along the connection to increase fault tolerance. In this approach, preferably a given TCP connection is maintained on two servers. When a packet is received by one server, called the primary, its state is updated and then passed to a second server, called the backup. Only when the backup sends an acknowledgement back to the primary can it then send a TCP acknowledgement back to the host that originally sent the packet. Another optimization reduces connection establishment latency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Michael M. Afergan, Andrew F. Champagne, Gregory Fletcher, Daniel Stodolsky
  • Patent number: 8392912
    Abstract: An application deployment model for enterprise applications to enable applications to be deployed to and executed from a globally distributed computing platform, such as an Internet content delivery network (CDN). According to the invention, application developers separate their Web application into two layers: a highly distributed edge layer and a centralized origin layer. In a representative embodiment, the edge layer supports a servlet container that executes a Web tier, typically the presentation layer of a given Java-based application. Where necessary, the edge layer communicates with code running on an origin server to respond to a given request. In an alternative embodiment, the edge layer supports a more fully-provisioned application server that executes both Web tier (e.g., presentation) and Enterprise tier application (e.g., business logic) components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Thomas Davis, Jay Parikh, Srinivasan Pichai, Eddie Ruvinsky, Daniel Stodolsky, Mark Tsimelzon, William E. Weihl
  • Publication number: 20130007282
    Abstract: A method and system of load balancing application server resources operating in a distributed set of servers is described. In a representative embodiment, the set of servers comprise a region of a content delivery network. Each server in the set typically includes a server manager process, and an application server on which edge-enabled applications or application components are executed. As service requests are directed to servers in the region, the application servers manage the requests in a load-balanced manner, and without any requirement that a particular application server spawned on-demand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Davis, Nate Kushman, Jay G. Parikh, Srinivasan Pichai, Daniel Stodolsky, Ashis Tarafdar, William E. Weihl
  • Patent number: 8266293
    Abstract: A method and system of load balancing application server resources operating in a distributed set of servers is described. In a representative embodiment, the set of servers comprise a region of a content delivery network. Each server in the set typically includes a server manager process, and an application server on which edge-enabled applications or application components are executed. As service requests are directed to servers in the region, the application servers manage the requests in a load-balanced manner, and without any requirement that a particular application server spawned on-demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Davis, Nate Kushman, Jay G. Parikh, Srinivasan Pichai, Daniel Stodolsky, Ashis Tarafdar, William E. Weihl
  • Publication number: 20120215938
    Abstract: The present invention leverages an existing content delivery network infrastructure to provide a system that enhances performance for any application that uses the Internet Protocol (IP) as its underlying transport mechanism. An overlay network comprises a set of edge nodes, intermediate nodes, and gateway nodes. This network provides optimized routing of IP packets. Internet application users can use the overlay to obtain improved performance during normal network conditions, to obtain or maintain good performance where normal default BGP routing would otherwise force the user over congested or poorly performing paths, or to enable the user to maintain communications to a target server application even during network outages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Fletcher, Andrew F. Champagne, Daniel Stodolsky, Michael M. Afergan
  • Publication number: 20120166650
    Abstract: A method and system of load balancing application server resources operating in a distributed set of servers is described. In a representative embodiment, the set of servers comprise a region of a content delivery network. Each server in the set typically includes a server manager process, and an application server on which edge-enabled applications or application components are executed. As service requests are directed to servers in the region, the application servers manage the requests in a load-balanced manner, and without any requirement that a particular application server spawned on-demand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Davis, Nate Kushman, Jay G. Parikh, Srinivasan Pichai, Daniel Stodolsky, Ashis Tarafdar, William E. Weihl
  • Patent number: 8170017
    Abstract: The present invention leverages an existing content delivery network infrastructure to provide a system that enhances performance for any application that uses the Internet Protocol (IP) as its underlying transport mechanism. An overlay network comprises a set of edge nodes, intermediate nodes, and gateway nodes. This network provides optimized routing of IP packets. Internet application users can use the overlay to obtain improved performance during normal network conditions, to obtain or maintain good performance where normal default BGP routing would otherwise force the user over congested or poorly performing paths, or to enable the user to maintain communications to a target server application even during network outages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Fletcher, Andrew F. Champagne, Daniel Stodolsky, Michael M. Afergan
  • Patent number: 8131835
    Abstract: A method and system of load balancing application server resources operating in a distributed set of servers is described. In a representative embodiment, the set of servers comprise a region of a content delivery network. Each server in the set typically includes a server manager process, and an application server on which edge-enabled applications or application components are executed. As service requests are directed to servers in the region, the application servers manage the requests in a load-balanced manner, and without any requirement that a particular application server spawned on-demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Davis, Nate Kushman, Jay G. Parikh, Srinivasan Pichai, Daniel Stodolsky, Ashis Tarafdar, William E. Weihl
  • Patent number: 7793157
    Abstract: The subject matter herein provides for a method and apparatus for comparison of network systems using live traffic in real-time. The inventive technique presents real-world workload in real-time with no external impact (i.e. no impact on the system under test), and it enables comparison against a production system for correctness verification. A preferred embodiment of the invention is a testing tool for the pseudo-live testing of CDN content staging servers, According to the invention, traffic between clients and the live production CDN servers is monitored by a simulator device, which then replicates this workload onto a system under test (SUT). The simulator detects divergences between the outputs from the SUT and live production servers, allowing detection of erroneous behavior. To the extent possible, the SUT is completely isolated from the outside world so that errors or crashes by this system do not affect either the CDN customers or the end users. Thus, the SUT does not interact with end users (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon T. Bailey, Ross Cohen, Daniel Stodolsky
  • Publication number: 20100138542
    Abstract: A method and system of load balancing application server resources operating in a distributed set of servers is described. In a representative embodiment, the set of servers comprise a region of a content delivery network. Each server in the set typically includes a server manager process, and an application server on which edge-enabled applications or application components are executed. As service requests are directed to servers in the region, the application servers manage the requests in a load-balanced manner, and without any requirement that a particular application server spawned on-demand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Andrew T. Davis, Nate Kushman, Jay G. Parikh, Srinivasan Pichai, Daniel Stodolsky, Ashis Tarafdar, William E. Weihl
  • Publication number: 20100138488
    Abstract: The present invention leverages an existing content delivery network infrastructure to provide a system that enhances performance for any application that uses the Internet Protocol (IP) as its underlying transport mechanism. An overlay network comprises a set of edge nodes, intermediate nodes, and gateway nodes. This network provides optimized routing of IP packets. Internet application users can use the overlay to obtain improved performance during normal network conditions, to obtain or maintain good performance where normal default BGP routing would otherwise force the user over congested or poorly performing paths, or to enable the user to maintain communications to a target server application even during network outages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Gregory Fletcher, Andrew F. Champagne, Daniel Stodolsky, Michael M. Afergan
  • Patent number: 7660896
    Abstract: A method and system of load balancing application server resources operating in a distributed set of servers is described. In a representative embodiment, the set of servers comprise a region of a content delivery network. Each server is the set typically includes a server manager process, and an application server on which edge-enabled applications or application components are executed. As service requests are directed to servers in the region, the application servers manage the requests in a load-balanced manner, and without any requirement that a particular application server be spawned on-demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Davis, Nate Kushman, Jay G. Parikh, Srinivasan Pichai, Daniel Stodolsky, Ashis Tarafdar, William E. Weihl
  • Patent number: 7660296
    Abstract: The present invention leverages an existing content delivery network infrastructure to provide a system that enhances performance for any application that uses the Internet Protocol (IP) as its underlying transport mechanism. An overlay network comprises a set of edge nodes, intermediate nodes, and gateway nodes. This network provides optimized routing of IP packets. Internet application users can use the overlay to obtain improved performance during normal network conditions, to obtain or maintain good performance where normal default BGP routing would otherwise force the user over congested or poorly performing paths, or to enable the user to maintain communications to a target server application even during network outages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Fletcher, Andrew F. Champagne, Daniel Stodolsky, Michael M. Afergan
  • Publication number: 20080282112
    Abstract: The subject matter herein provides for a method and apparatus for comparison of network systems using live traffic in real-time. The inventive technique presents real-world workload in real-time with no external impact (i.e. no impact on the system under test), and it enables comparison against a production system for correctness verification. A preferred embodiment of the invention is a testing tool for the pseudo-live testing of CDN content staging servers, According to the invention, traffic between clients and the live production CDN servers is monitored by a simulator device, which then replicates this workload onto a system under test (SUT). The simulator detects divergences between the outputs from the SUT and live production servers, allowing detection of erroneous behavior. To the extent possible, the SUT is completely isolated from the outside world so that errors or crashes by this system do not affect either the CDN customers or the end users. Thus, the SUT does not interact with end users (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shannon T. Bailey, Ross Cohen, Daniel Stodolsky
  • Patent number: 7406627
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method and apparatus for comparison of network systems using live traffic in real-time. The inventive technique presents real-world workload in real-time with no external impact (i.e. no impact on the system under test), and it enables comparison against a production system for correctness verification. A preferred embodiment of the invention is a testing tool for the pseudo-live testing of CDN content staging servers, According to the invention, traffic between clients and the live production CDN servers is monitored by a simulator device, which then replicates this workload onto a system under test (SUT). The simulator detects divergences between the outputs from the SUT and live production servers, allowing detection of erroneous behavior. To the extent possible, the SUT is completely isolated from the outside world so that errors or crashes by this system do not affect either the CDN customers or the end users. Thus, the SUT does not interact with end users (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon T. Bailey, Ross Cohen, Daniel Stodolsky
  • Publication number: 20070180325
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method and apparatus for comparison of network systems using live traffic in real-time. The inventive technique presents real-world workload in real-time with no external impact (i.e. no impact on the system under test), and it enables comparison against a production system for correctness verification. A preferred embodiment of the invention is a testing tool for the pseudo-live testing of CDN content staging servers, According to the invention, traffic between clients and the live production CDN servers is monitored by a simulator device, which then replicates this workload onto a system under test (SUT). The simulator detects divergences between the outputs from the SUT and live production servers, allowing detection of erroneous behavior. To the extent possible, the SUT is completely isolated from the outside world so that errors or crashes by this system do not affect either the CDN customers or the end users. Thus, the SUT does not interact with end users (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2005
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Shannon Bailey, Ross Cohen, Daniel Stodolsky