Patents by Inventor Leonard Kleinrock

Leonard Kleinrock 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: 20170034470
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatuses utilize multiple, independent sensing devices to collaboratively gather sensing data. A server or one of the sensing devices receives information which is used to select a target, and the device commences gathering sensing data of a target. The server or the device then solicits other devices to provide additional perspectives of the target. The other devices can solicit still other devices, in a cascading or other fashion. The concurrent, multiple perspectives thus gathered are provided to a collector, and can be mosaicked or otherwise stitched together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Leonard Kleinrock, Yu Cao, Martin Charles Kleinrock
  • Publication number: 20140079055
    Abstract: Systems and methods of enabling a user host device to communicate on a network. In an embodiment, a system receives a request packet from a user host device. The request packet, such as an ARP request packet, may include a target IP address that corresponds to a static IP address that is different from any IP address associated with the system. In response to receiving the request packet, the system may send a response packet, such as an ARP response packet, with a sender address that corresponds to the static IP address, and with a sender hardware address that corresponds to a hardware address of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Nomadix, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel E. Short, Leonard Kleinrock
  • Patent number: 8594107
    Abstract: Systems and methods of enabling a user host device to communicate on a network. In an embodiment, a system receives a request packet from a user host device. The request packet, such as an ARP request packet, may include a target IP address that corresponds to a static IP address that is different from any IP address associated with the system. In response to receiving the request packet, the system may send a response packet, such as an ARP response packet, with a sender address that corresponds to the static IP address, and with a sender hardware address that corresponds to a hardware address of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nomadix, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel E. Short, Leonard Kleinrock
  • Patent number: 8412536
    Abstract: A system that facilitates publishing and consuming information that is of time sensitivity, for example, price information. Methods are employed to achieve completeness and freshness in information for a given domain. A preferred embodiment is a shopping site that is capable of comparing prices, purchasing bundled products and dealing with coupons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Namul Applications LLC
    Inventors: Yu Cao, Leonard Kleinrock
  • Publication number: 20120185330
    Abstract: A framework for discovery and publishing among multiple sellers and multiple buyers leads to contemplated embodiments in planning online and shopping at local stores. Through the contemplated embodiments, sellers publish incentives and information to a platform, which matches, in a timely and personalized manner, buyers' purchase intentions that are often manifested as submitted and saved shopping lists or receipts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: PLATFORMATION, INC.
    Inventors: Leonard Kleinrock, Yu Cao, Louise Falevsky
  • Publication number: 20110317693
    Abstract: Systems and methods of enabling a user host device to communicate on a network. In an embodiment, a system receives a request packet from a user host device. The request packet, such as an ARP request packet, may include a target IP address that corresponds to a static IP address that is different from any IP address associated with the system. In response to receiving the request packet, the system may send a response packet, such as an ARP response packet, with a sender address that corresponds to the static IP address, and with a sender hardware address that corresponds to a hardware address of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: NOMADIX, INC.
    Inventors: Joel E. Short, Leonard Kleinrock
  • Patent number: 8041611
    Abstract: A number of sets of methods and apparatuses applicable to online shopping are disclosed. One set, “Bin Packing Methods with Approximate Membership”, includes methods in pricing and auctioning a bundle of items, some of which could belong to another bundle. Significantly, the membership of a bundle, during pricing and auction, could change. Another set, the “Shopping Console”, puts a structure into the online shopping experience, so that through one interface various shopping activities can be facilitated, including but not limited to researching, pricing, negotiation, group buying, and tracking of purchases. Still another set, “Flash Mob Shopping”, allows sellers and a (spontaneous) group of shoppers to connect on prices without requiring shoppers' hard commitments, and with sellers revealing only necessary price information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Platformation, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Kleinrock, Yu Cao
  • Patent number: 8027339
    Abstract: A portable router for enabling a data communication terminal to be location and device transparent includes: a first module for storing a digital communication address of a user; a second module for detecting a data communication network location to which the terminal is connected; a third module for detecting communication devices that are connected to the terminal; a fourth module for establishing data communication between the terminal and the network such that the communication address of the location from the second module is automatically converted to the communication address of the user from the first module; and a fifth module for automatically selecting a communication device which was detected by the third module for use by the fourth module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: NOMADIX, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel E. Short, Leonard Kleinrock
  • Publication number: 20110218855
    Abstract: Methods of providing promotions to consumers are presented. Query behavior of one or more consumers can be monitored to map the behavior or changes in behavior to concepts or intent. Advertisers can pay a fee in exchange for providing promotions to the consumers and relating to the concepts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: PLATFORMATION, INC.
    Inventors: Yu Cao, Leonard Kleinrock
  • Publication number: 20110066522
    Abstract: A number of sets of methods and apparatuses applicable to online shopping are disclosed. One set, “Bin Packing Methods with Approximate Membership”, includes methods in pricing and auctioning a bundle of items, some of which could belong to another bundle. Significantly, the membership of a bundle, during pricing and auction, could change. Another set, the “Shopping Console”, puts a structure into the online shopping experience, so that through one interface various shopping activities can be facilitated, including but not limited to researching, pricing, negotiation, group buying, and tracking of purchases. Still another set, “Flash Mob Shopping”, allows sellers and a (spontaneous) group of shoppers to connect on prices without requiring shoppers' hard commitments, and with sellers revealing only necessary price information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: PLATFORMATION, INC.
    Inventors: Leonard Kleinrock, Yu Cao
  • Patent number: 7840447
    Abstract: A number of sets of methods and apparatuses applicable to online shopping are disclosed. One set, “Bin Packing Methods with Approximate Membership”, includes methods in pricing and auctioning a bundle of items, some of which could belong to another bundle. Significantly, the membership of a bundle, during pricing and auction, could change. Another set, the “Shopping Console”, puts a structure into the online shopping experience, so that through one interface various shopping activities can be facilitated, including but not limited to researching, pricing, negotiation, group buying, and tracking of purchases. Still another set, “Flash Mob Shopping”, allows sellers and a (spontaneous) group of shoppers to connect on prices without requiring shoppers' hard commitments, and with sellers revealing only necessary price information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventors: Leonard Kleinrock, Yu Cao
  • Patent number: 7827584
    Abstract: A method and system that reduces the impact of packet loss on video data quality. Packet selection is performed by the method and system to selectively drop low priority packets so that the overall quality of the received video data may be improved. In one exemplary embodiment, the probability of higher priority layers being delivered on time is computed and a packet is transmitted only if this probability is greater than a given threshold h. In another exemplary embodiment, the system and method have the capability of backing up the process to transmit previously skipped packets, if time allows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II
    Inventors: Zhimei Jiang, Leonard Kleinrock
  • Patent number: 7823182
    Abstract: A method and system that reduces the impact of packet loss on video data quality. Packet selection is performed by the method and system to selectively drop low priority packets so that the overall quality of the received video data may be improved. In one exemplary embodiment, the probability of higher priority layers being delivered on time is computed and a packet is transmitted only if this probability is greater than a given threshold h. In another exemplary embodiment, the system and method have the capability of backing up the process to transmit previously skipped packets, if time allows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: AT & T Intellectual Property II
    Inventors: Zhimei Jiang, Leonard Kleinrock
  • Publication number: 20090299849
    Abstract: A system that facilitates publishing and consuming information that is of time sensitivity, for example, price information. Methods are employed to achieve completeness and freshness in information for a given domain. A preferred embodiment is a shopping site that is capable of comparing prices, purchasing bundled products and dealing with coupons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: Platformation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Cao, Leonard Kleinrock
  • Patent number: 7571106
    Abstract: A system that facilitates publishing and consuming information that is of time sensitivity, for example, price information. Methods are employed to achieve completeness and freshness in information for a given domain. A preferred embodiment is a shopping site that is capable of comparing prices, purchasing bundled products and dealing with coupons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Platformation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Cao, Leonard Kleinrock
  • Patent number: 7554995
    Abstract: A system and method for connecting a user device to a network where the user device settings, the network settings, or both are unknown include intercepting packets transmitted by the user device and modifying the packets to be compatible with the network. The system and method are particularly suited for use by mobile computers, such as laptop computers, which are connected to various foreign networks. Depending upon the particular application, a device may be carried with the mobile computer, or attached as a node on the network. The device automatically determines the network settings of the user device and/or the network and modifies packets appropriately so that the user device can communicate over the network without having to reconfigure the user device with appropriate settings for each network it may encounter. Communication settings such as network address, gateway, proxy address, etc. are automatically determined using various techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Nomadix, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel E. Short, Leonard Kleinrock
  • Publication number: 20090154445
    Abstract: A method and system that reduces the impact of packet loss on video data quality. Packet selection is performed by the method and system to selectively drop low priority packets so that the overall quality of the received video data may be improved. In one exemplary embodiment, the probability of higher priority layers being delivered on time is computed and a packet is transmitted only if this probability is greater than a given threshold h. In another exemplary embodiment, the system and method have the capability of backing up the process to transmit previously skipped packets, if time allows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Zhimei Jiang, Leonard Kleinrock
  • Publication number: 20090125414
    Abstract: A number of sets of methods and apparatuses applicable to online shopping are disclosed. One set, “Bin Packing Methods with Approximate Membership”, includes methods in pricing and auctioning a bundle of items, some of which could belong to another bundle. Significantly, the membership of a bundle, during pricing and auction, could change. Another set, the “Shopping Console”, puts a structure into the online shopping experience, so that through one interface various shopping activities can be facilitated, including but not limited to researching, pricing, negotiation, group buying, and tracking of purchases. Still another set, “Flash Mob Shopping”, allows sellers and a (spontaneous) group of shoppers to connect on prices without requiring shoppers' hard commitments, and with sellers revealing only necessary price information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: PLATFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard Kleinrock, Yu Cao
  • Publication number: 20090125498
    Abstract: In a search system, document terms are weighted as a function of prevalence in a data set, the documents are scored as a function of prevalence and weight of the document terms contained therein, and then independently, the documents are ranked for a given search as a function of (a) their corresponding document scores and (b) the closeness of the search terms and the document terms. The steps can all be accomplished using matrices. Subsets of the documents can be identified with various collections, and each of the collections can be assigned a matrix signature. The signatures can then be compared against terms in the search query to determine which of the subsets would be most useful for a given search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Yu Cao, Leonard Kleinrock
  • Publication number: 20090024745
    Abstract: A portable router for enabling a data communication terminal to be location and device transparent includes: a first module for storing a digital communication address of a user; a second module for detecting a data communication network location to which the terminal is connected; a third module for detecting communication devices that are connected to the terminal; a fourth module for establishing data communication between the terminal and the network such that the communication address of the location from the second module is automatically converted to the communication address of the user from the first module; and a fifth module for automatically selecting a communication device which was detected by the third module for use by the fourth module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: NOMADIX, INC.
    Inventors: Joel E. Short, Leonard Kleinrock