Patents by Inventor Rudy Willis

Rudy Willis 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: 11461168
    Abstract: Continuity-based data protection may be implemented by systems and methods described herein for collecting a set of data that corresponds to a graphical representation of a computing environment, determining a plurality of subsets of the set of data, wherein a subset of the plurality has mathematical continuity, compressing at least the subset of the plurality, thereby generating one or more compressed subsets, and providing the one or more compressed subset to another computing entity, the other computing entity being able to determine the graphical representation of the computing environment, wherein the graphical representation is presentable to a user of the other computing entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Daniel Vilke, James Morgan Selvidge, Rudy Willis, Paul Hinks
  • Patent number: 11368400
    Abstract: Application data may be transmitted while oscillating a transmission parameter. A metric associated with a complementary network property is analyzed to identify a transition point between a stochastic error state and a deterministic error state of the complementary network property. Additional network properties or states may be inferred from the transition point, and the transmission of the application data may be optimized based on the inferred additional properties or states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Daniel Vilke, James Morgan Selvidge, Rudy Willis, Paul Hinks
  • Patent number: 11356326
    Abstract: Data is transmitted in accordance with a parameter. For a metric associated with transmission of the data, a response to a stochastic error state of the metric includes making a first adjustment to the parameter in a first direction. A response to a deterministic error state of the metric includes making a second adjustment to the parameter in a second direction, where the second direction is in opposition to the first direction. A transition point between the two states is identified, and a response to the identification is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Daniel Vilke, James Morgan Selvidge, Rudy Willis, Paul Hinks
  • Patent number: 11252097
    Abstract: Techniques for oscillatory complementary network property calibration of a network connection can be implemented by measuring a first network property (e.g., latency or bandwidth output) as a function of bandwidth input and performing statistical analysis to determine a correlation. If a non-zero correlation coefficient is detected, a second network property complementary to the first network property can be measured to determine a first value of the second network property. Likewise, the second network property can be measured as a function of bandwidth input to determine a second correlation which, if positive, may indicate how to determine a second value of the first network property. The first value and the second value can be utilized to determine a third value of a third network property (e.g., network latency and network capacity utilized to determine bandwidth-delay product).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James Morgan Selvidge, Stephen Daniel Vilke, Paul Hinks, Rudy Willis
  • Patent number: 11245772
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic representation of a remote computing environment which can be implemented in the context of a virtual desktop infrastructure. A server hosting a computing environment may communicate system state to a remote client via a network. A representation of the computing environment may be generated by obtaining graphical data of a virtual computing environment, sub sampling the graphical data to determine a plurality of regions, determining a manner to prioritize the plurality of regions, and causing, based on the prioritization, an approximate representation of the graphical data to be transmitted to a second system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Daniel Vilke, James Morgan Selvidge, Rudy Willis, Paul Hinks
  • Publication number: 20200195560
    Abstract: Application data may be transmitted while oscillating a transmission parameter. A metric associated with a complementary network property is analyzed to identify a transition point between a stochastic error state and a deterministic error state of the complementary network property. Additional network properties or states may be inferred from the transition point, and the transmission of the application data may be optimized based on the inferred additional properties or states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Daniel Vilke, James Morgan Selvidge, Rudy Willis, Paul Hinks
  • Publication number: 20200195567
    Abstract: Techniques for oscillatory complementary network property calibration of a network connection can be implemented by measuring a first network property (e.g., latency or bandwidth output) as a function of bandwidth input and performing statistical analysis to determine a correlation. If a non-zero correlation coefficient is detected, a second network property complementary to the first network property can be measured to determine a first value of the second network property. Likewise, the second network property can be measured as a function of bandwidth input to determine a second correlation which, if positive, may indicate how to determine a second value of the first network property. The first value and the second value can be utilized to determine a third value of a third network property (e.g., network latency and network capacity utilized to determine bandwidth-delay product).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: James Morgan Selvidge, Stephen Daniel Vilke, Paul Hinks, Rudy Willis
  • Publication number: 20200195496
    Abstract: Data is transmitted in accordance with a parameter. For a metric associated with transmission of the data, a response to a stochastic error state of the metric includes making a first adjustment to the parameter in a first direction. A response to a deterministic error state of the metric includes making a second adjustment to the parameter in a second direction, where the second direction is in opposition to the first direction. A transition point between the two states is identified, and a response to the identification is made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Daniel Vilke, James Morgan Selvidge, Rudy Willis, Paul Hinks
  • Patent number: 9246822
    Abstract: Methods for providing layered gear mechanism to enable optimal transmission of data packets includes identifying types of data that are scheduled for transmission over a network. Data packets are generated at different depths for a particular type of data identified for transmission, wherein the data packets are generated at a source. The data packets of different depths are transmitted in different layers over a network, to a destination, wherein each layer of data packets corresponds to a specific depth. Response for the data packets transmitted in each layer is collected from the network as the data packets progress along the network. The response is analyzed to identify network transmission characteristics for each layer. A depth is selected for transmitting subsequent data packets for the particular data type based on the network transmission characteristics obtained through the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D Vilke, Rudy Willis, James Selvidge, Paul Hinks
  • Patent number: 9183025
    Abstract: Systems and algorithm for providing a service to a client includes defining a virtual infrastructure in which a plurality of virtual machines are running on a virtualization layer with at least one of the virtual machine executing an image processor algorithm. The image processor algorithm is configured to access framebuffer data of a specific virtual machine that includes the service to be controlled, process the framebuffer data to generate image data packets with contextual information by scanning the framebuffer data to discern the image of the virtual machine display, evaluate the framebuffer data to identify contiguous areas of activity, extract data related to the contiguous areas of activity and package the extracted data into image data packets. The image data packets are transmitted to the client for presenting on a display device of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Vilke, Peter Badger, Dan Roncadin, Rudy Willis, James Selvidge
  • Publication number: 20150106814
    Abstract: Systems and algorithm for providing a service to a client includes defining a virtual infrastructure in which a plurality of virtual machines are running on a virtualization layer with at least one of the virtual machine executing an image processor algorithm. The image processor algorithm is configured to access framebuffer data of a specific virtual machine that includes the service to be controlled, process the framebuffer data to generate image data packets with contextual information by scanning the framebuffer data to discern the image of the virtual machine display, evaluate the framebuffer data to identify contiguous areas of activity, extract data related to the contiguous areas of activity and package the extracted data into image data packets. The image data packets are transmitted to the client for presenting on a display device of the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen D. Vilke, Peter Badger, Dan Roncadin, Rudy Willis, James Selvidge
  • Patent number: 8918456
    Abstract: Systems and algorithm for providing a service to a client includes defining a virtual infrastructure in which a plurality of virtual machines are running on a virtualization layer with at least one of the virtual machine executing an image processor algorithm. The image processor algorithm is configured to access framebuffer data of a specific virtual machine that includes the service to be controlled, process the framebuffer data to generate image data packets with contextual information by scanning the framebuffer data to discern the image of the virtual machine display, obtaining connection parameters and client characteristics of a connection to the client, analyzing the framebuffer data to balance performance of the connection and performance of the specific virtual machine, and selecting a compression technique for processing the framebuffer data to generate image data packets. The image data packets are transmitted to the client for presenting on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D Vilke, Peter Badger, Dan Roncadin, Rudy Willis, James Selvidge
  • Patent number: 8918455
    Abstract: Systems and algorithm for providing a service to a client includes defining a virtual infrastructure in which a plurality of virtual machines are running on a virtualization layer with at least one of the virtual machine executing an image processor algorithm. The image processor algorithm is configured to access framebuffer data of a specific virtual machine that includes the service to be controlled, process the framebuffer data to generate image data packets with contextual information by scanning the framebuffer data to discern the image of the virtual machine display, evaluate the framebuffer data to identify contiguous areas of activity, extract data related to the contiguous areas of activity and package the extracted data into image data packets. The image data packets are transmitted to the client for presenting on a display device of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Vilke, Peter Badger, Dan Roncadin, Rudy Willis, James Selvidge
  • Publication number: 20140254376
    Abstract: Methods for providing layered gear mechanism to enable optimal transmission of data packets includes identifying types of data that are scheduled for transmission over a network. Data packets are generated at different depths for a particular type of data identified for transmission, wherein the data packets are generated at a source. The data packets of different depths are transmitted in different layers over a network, to a destination, wherein each layer of data packets corresponds to a specific depth. Response for the data packets transmitted in each layer is collected from the network as the data packets progress along the network. The response is analyzed to identify network transmission characteristics for each layer. A depth is selected for transmitting subsequent data packets for the particular data type based on the network transmission characteristics obtained through the analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Vilke, Rudy Willis, James Selvidge, Paul Hinks
  • Patent number: 8774043
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing layered gear mechanism to analyze network loss and latency conditions includes bundling data into data packets of varying depths, at a source with data packets of each depth belonging to a particular data type. The data packets of varying depths are transmitted in layers over a network, to a destination. Information for the transmitted data packets for each layer is collected constantly and analyzed as the data progresses along the network to identify corresponding network transmission characteristics. The transmission of subsequent data packets for anyone of the layers is adjusted based on the network transmission characteristics. The adjusting is repeated one or more times based on the analyzed information for the transmitted data packets. The transition metrics for each layer is utilized for relative analysis of transmission metrics across the layers to set the adjusting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D Vilke, Rudy Willis, James Selvidge, Paul Hinks
  • Patent number: 8676949
    Abstract: Methods for controlling a virtualized computer service remotely through a client includes receiving a connection request from the client for controlling the virtual service available at a virtual machine. The request includes a plurality of connection parameters that describe the connection requirements of the client and is received at a virtual machine that is equipped with an image processor algorithm. The connection parameters are interrogated using the image processor algorithm to identify a specific virtual machine that provides the requested virtualized computer service. A framebuffer data for the identified virtual machine located in virtual memory is accessed and read directly through a hypervisor. The framebuffer data is processed into a plurality of image data packets using the image processor algorithm and transmitted to the client for presenting on a display device associated with the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D Vilke, Peter Badger, Dan Roncadin, Rudy Willis, James Selvidge
  • Publication number: 20130346479
    Abstract: Systems and algorithm for providing a service to a client includes defining a virtual infrastructure in which a plurality of virtual machines are running on a virtualization layer with at least one of the virtual machine executing an image processor algorithm. The image processor algorithm is configured to access framebuffer data of a specific virtual machine that includes the service to be controlled, process the framebuffer data to generate image data packets with contextual information by scanning the framebuffer data to discern the image of the virtual machine display, obtaining connection parameters and client characteristics of a connection to the client, analyzing the framebuffer data to balance performance of the connection and performance of the specific virtual machine, and selecting a compression technique for processing the framebuffer data to generate image data packets. The image data packets are transmitted to the client for presenting on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Stephen D. Vilke, Peter Badger, Dan Roncadin, Rudy Willis, James Selvidge
  • Publication number: 20130268580
    Abstract: Systems and algorithm for providing a service to a client includes defining a virtual infrastructure in which a plurality of virtual machines are running on a virtualization layer with at least one of the virtual machine executing an image processor algorithm. The image processor algorithm is configured to access framebuffer data of a specific virtual machine that includes the service to be controlled, process the framebuffer data to generate image data packets with contextual information by scanning the framebuffer data to discern the image of the virtual machine display, evaluate the framebuffer data to identify contiguous areas of activity, extract data related to the contiguous areas of activity and package the extracted data into image data packets. The image data packets are transmitted to the client for presenting on a display device of the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Stephen D. Vilke, Peter Badger, Dan Roncadin, Rudy Willis, James Selvidge
  • Patent number: 8392497
    Abstract: Systems and algorithm for controlling a virtualized computer service remotely through a client includes defining a virtual infrastructure in which a plurality of virtual machines are running on a hypervisor with at least one of the virtual machine executing an image processor algorithm. The image processor algorithm is configured to receive a connection request from the client for controlling the virtualized computer service (or simply, virtual service) available at a specific virtual machine. The request includes a plurality of connection parameters that describe the connection requirements of the client and is received at the virtual machine that is equipped with the image processor algorithm. The connection parameters are interrogated using the image processor algorithm to identify a specific virtual machine that provides the requested virtualized computer service. A framebuffer data for the identified virtual machine located in virtual memory is accessed and read directly through a hypervisor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Framehawk, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen D Vilke, Peter Badger, Dan Roncadin, Rudy Willis, James Selvidge
  • Publication number: 20120314599
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing layered gear mechanism to analyze network loss and latency conditions includes bundling data into data packets of varying depths, at a source with data packets of each depth belonging to a particular data type. The data packets of varying depths are transmitted in layers over a network, to a destination. Information for the transmitted data packets for each layer is collected constantly and analyzed as the data progresses along the network to identify corresponding network transmission characteristics. The transmission of subsequent data packets for anyone of the layers is adjusted based on the network transmission characteristics. The adjusting is repeated one or more times based on the analyzed information for the transmitted data packets. The transition metrics for each layer is utilized for relative analysis of transmission metrics across the layers to set the adjusting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Framehawk, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen D. Vilke, Rudy Willis, James Selvidge, Paul Hinks