Patents by Inventor Fang I. Hsiao

Fang I. Hsiao 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).

  • Patent number: 10334085
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for extracting custom content from network packets. During operation, the system receives a stream of packets. The system then parses packets in the stream to determine a protocol for each packet. Next, the system applies a custom-content-extraction rule to each packet associated with a target protocol to obtain the extracted content. Then, the system stores the extracted content in events in a data store to facilitate subsequent queries involving the extracted content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Fang I Hsiao, Clayton S. Ching, Michael R. Dickey, Vladimir A. Shcherbakov, Clint Sharp
  • Publication number: 20190097909
    Abstract: Information technology environment monitoring systems, for example, perform analytics over machine data received from networked entities. Outputs of such a system may be useful to help a user identify a problem and resolve an incident. Inventive aspects enable user interactions to trigger automatic connection with network servers to establish communication channels for conveying analytics and other information related to the problem between and among network nodes participating in the resolution of the problem or incident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Asmita Puri, Alan Hardin, Kan Wu, Fang I Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10152561
    Abstract: A service monitoring system executing on one or more processors may have operations that are determined by control information. Control over the operation of the service monitoring system can be exerted through the use of a graphical interface. The graphical interface may present the control information of a new or existing correlation search definition for user interaction. The service monitoring system may maintain a data store of key performance indicator (KPI) data, where a KPI value in the data store is produced by a KPI-defining search query that derives the value from machine data associated with one or more entities that perform a monitored service. A correlation search definition of the service monitoring system determines how a search of the KPI data is conducted, how its data is evaluated to determine whether a triggering condition has been met, and, if so, determines what triggered action is to be initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Hemendra Singh Choudhary, Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Brian Bingham, Fang I. Hsiao, Brian C. Reyes
  • Publication number: 20180234307
    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 services summary information and services aspects information. The summary information displays interactive summary tiles that each correspond to a service and present information about an aggregate KPI that characterizes the service. The aspects information 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: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Hemendra Singh Choudhary, Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Alok Anant Bhide, Fang I. Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20180219751
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms are disclosed for generating visualizations which graphically depict network activity occurring between pairs of networked computing devices. The visualizations are based on data indicating the network activity, where the network activity can involve devices having any network addresses within an entire network address space (e.g., any address within the Internet Protocol version v4 (IPv4) or IPv6 network address space), or within some subset of an entire network address space. The ability to visualize high-level information related to network activity occurring across an entire network address space enables network analysts and other users to readily analyze characteristics of computer networks which otherwise might not be evident or difficult to obtain using other types of visualizations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: David J. Cavuto, Vladimir A. Shcherbakov, Joshua H. Mak, Fang I. Hsiao
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180089601
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to generating augmented process models for use in process analytics. In one embodiment, a process model, search indicators, composite attributes, and relationship indicators are received. The process model defines a process and includes a plurality of components of the process. Search indicators indicate a search that, when executed, provides data related to the corresponding component. Composite attributes indicate data to be captured by machine data searches associated with the corresponding component. Relationship indicators indicate relationships between components of the process. An augmented process model is generated based on the process model, the search indicators, the composite attributes, and the relationship indicators, wherein the augmented process model is used to manage process instances associated with the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Ian Matthew Link, Alexander Lynn Raitz, Melanie Ann Garcia Alrajhi, Shruti Shrivastava, Fang I. Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9838280
    Abstract: Processing devices receive a file having entries having data items separated by delimiters. Each data item has an ordinal position. The processing device(s) cause display of a table, having rows and columns, in a graphical user interface. Each data items of a particular entry appears in a respective column of the same row. Each column corresponds to the ordinal position of its respective data item. User input is received designating, for each respective column, a field name and an entity definition component type to which the respective column pertains, and stores for each of the data items of the particular entry a value of an element of an entity definition. The element has the element name designated for the respective column in which the data item appeared, and is associated with an entity definition component having the type designated for the respective column in which the data item appeared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Boe, Alan Hardin, Brian C. Reyes, Fang I. Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20170322985
    Abstract: A processing device performs a search query to produce a search result set having entries having data items. A table, having rows and columns, is displayed in a user interface. Each data item of a particular entry appears in a respective column of the same row of the table. Each column may correspond to the ordinal position of its respective data item. User input is received designating, for each respective column, a field name and an entity definition component type to which the respective column pertains, and stores for each data item of the particular entry an element value of an entity definition. The element has the element name designated for the respective column in which the data item appeared, and is associated with an entity definition component having the type designated for the respective column in which the data item appeared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Brent Boe, Alan Hardin, Fang I. Hsiao, Brian C. Reyes
  • Patent number: 9747351
    Abstract: A processing device performs a search query to produce a search result set having entries having data items. Each data item has an ordinal position. A table, having rows and columns, is displayed in a graphical user interface. Each data item of a particular entry appears in a respective column of the same row of the table. Each column corresponds to the ordinal position of its respective data item. User input is received designating, for each respective column, a field name and an entity definition component type to which the respective column pertains, and stores for each data item of the particular entry an element value of an entity definition. The element has the element name designated for the respective column in which the data item appeared, and is associated with an entity definition component having the type designated for the respective column in which the data item appeared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Boe, Alan Hardin, Fang I. Hsiao, Brian C. Reyes
  • Publication number: 20170141969
    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: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Hemendra Singh Choudhary, Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Alok Anant Bhide, Fang I. Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20170083572
    Abstract: An automatic service monitor in an information-technology environment performs regular search queries against generated machine data to derive performance measurements. The information technology environment is defined in terms of services provided by entities, and the performance measurements are defined as key performance indicators (KPIs) of the services. Generated machine data used by the search queries pertain to the entities performing the service. Definitional information for the services, entities, and KPIs is administered by a user to control the operation of the service monitor. Various aspects of such definitional information as well as related performance measurement information may be presented in a unified console display tailored to, and organized around, a particular entity. The console display may serve as a central launch point by supporting user interaction to navigate to other specialized monitoring interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Nicholas Matthew Tankersley, Fang I Hsiao, Arun Ramani
  • Patent number: 9590877
    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: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Hemendra Singh Choudhary, Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Alok Anant Bhide, Fang I. Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20160294606
    Abstract: An automatic service monitor in an information-technology environment performs regular search queries against generated machine data to derive performance measurements. The information technology environment is defined in terms of services provided by entities, and the performance measurements are defined as key performance indicators (KPIs) of the services. Generated machine data used by the search queries pertain to the entities performing the service. Definitional information for the services, entities, and KPIs is administered by a user to control the operation of the service monitor. Various aspects of such definitional information as well as related performance measurement information may be presented in a unified console display tailored to, and organized around, a particular service. The console display may serve as a central launch point by supporting user interaction to navigate to other specialized monitoring interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Asmita Puri, Alan Vincent Hardin, Fang I. Hsiao, Alok Anant Bhide
  • Publication number: 20160226944
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for extracting custom content from network packets. During operation, the system receives a stream of packets. The system then parses packets in the stream to determine a protocol for each packet. Next, the system applies a custom-content-extraction rule to each packet associated with a target protocol to obtain the extracted content. Then, the system stores the extracted content in events in a data store to facilitate subsequent queries involving the extracted content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Fang I. Hsiao, Clayton S. Ching, Michael R. Dickey, Vladimir A. Shcherbakov, Clint Sharp
  • Publication number: 20160216855
    Abstract: A service monitoring system executing on one or more processors may have operations that are determined by control information. Control over the operation of the service monitoring system can be exerted through the use of a graphical interface. The graphical interface may present the control information of a new or existing correlation search definition for user interaction. The service monitoring system may maintain a data store of key performance indicator (KPI) data, where a KPI value in the data store is produced by a KPI-defining search query that derives the value from machine data associated with one or more entities that perform a monitored service. A correlation search definition of the service monitoring system determines how a search of the KPI data is conducted, how its data is evaluated to determine whether a triggering condition has been met, and, if so, determines what triggered action is to be initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Hemendra Singh Choudhary, Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Brian Bingham, Fang I. Hsiao, Brian C. Reyes
  • Publication number: 20160105330
    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: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Hemendra Singh Choudhary, Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Brian Bingham, Fang I. Hsiao, Brian C. Reyes
  • Publication number: 20160103890
    Abstract: A processing device performs a search query to produce a search result set having entries having data items. Each data item has an ordinal position. A table, having rows and columns, is displayed in a graphical user interface. Each data item of a particular entry appears in a respective column of the same row of the table. Each column corresponds to the ordinal position of its respective data item. User input is received designating, for each respective column, a field name and an entity definition component type to which the respective column pertains, and stores for each data item of the particular entry an element value of an entity definition. The element has the element name designated for the respective column in which the data item appeared, and is associated with an entity definition component having the type designated for the respective column in which the data item appeared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Brent Boe, Alan Hardin, Fang I. Hsiao, Brian C. Reyes
  • Publication number: 20160105335
    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: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Hemendra Singh Choudhary, Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Alok Anant Bhide, Fang I. Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20160105334
    Abstract: Processing devices receive a file having entries having data items separated by delimiters. Each data item has an ordinal position. The processing device(s) cause display of a table, having rows and columns, in a graphical user interface. Each data items of a particular entry appears in a respective column of the same row. Each column corresponds to the ordinal position of its respective data item. User input is received designating, for each respective column, a field name and an entity definition component type to which the respective column pertains, and stores for each of the data items of the particular entry a value of an element of an entity definition. The element has the element name designated for the respective column in which the data item appeared, and is associated with an entity definition component having the type designated for the respective column in which the data item appeared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Brent Boe, Alan Hardin, Brian C. Reyes, Fang I. Hsiao