Patents by Inventor Shai Herzog

Shai Herzog 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: 9774541
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for generating an orchestration data tree utilizing a Network Function Virtualization Orchestrator (NFV-O) data model. In use, an NFV-O data model is identified, the NFV-O data model being associated with an NFV-O module corresponding to a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Shiri Amichai, Shimon Seretensky
  • Patent number: 9716626
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for adding a new element to a Network Function Virtualization based (NFV-based) communication network. In use, at least one new element to implement in an NFV-based communication network is identified, the at least one new element including at least one new service, at least one new virtual network function (VNF), at least one new device, or at least one new software upgrade. Additionally, the at least one new element is added to a service model associated with the NFV-based communication network, without disruption of existing elements in the NFV-based communication network. Further, a selection policy associated with the at least one new network element is generated. Moreover, the at least one new element is utilized in the NFV-based communication network, in accordance with the selection policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventor: Shai Herzog
  • Publication number: 20170180337
    Abstract: Techniques to verify a participant's visit to a specific location are described. An embodiment may provide a system that generates a pattern that is unique to the location, and that may further be unique to a date or time, a transaction, or other criteria. Participants may capture the pattern, for example, using a mobile device, and transmit the pattern to a verification system. The verification system may decode, translate, decrypt or otherwise obtain information from the pattern. The information obtained from the pattern may be used to verify that the pattern came from the location. The participant may then receive credit for the visit. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Gur Kimchi
  • Patent number: 9660929
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for segregated policy decision making in the context of network function virtualization orchestration in a communication network. In use, at least one orchestration task is identified to be performed by a Network Function Virtualization Orchestrator (NFV-O) associated with a communication network. Additionally, the at least one orchestration task is assigned to be performed by a network service planning module, the network service planning module functioning to assure the at least one orchestration task is acceptable based on an orchestration template. Further, a policy decision module is queried with contextual information associated with the at least one orchestration task, the policy decision module functioning to assure one or more business goals are considered based on the contextual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventor: Shai Herzog
  • Patent number: 9626696
    Abstract: Techniques to verify a participant's visit to a specific location are described. An embodiment may provide a system that generates a pattern that is unique to the location, and that may further be unique to a date or time, a transaction, or other criteria. Participants may capture the pattern, for example, using a mobile device, and transmit the pattern to a verification system. The verification system may decode, translate, decrypt or otherwise obtain information from the pattern. The information obtained from the pattern may be used to verify that the pattern came from the location. The participant may then receive credit for the visit. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Gur Kimchi
  • Patent number: 9584547
    Abstract: Web pages and applications commonly consume functionality provided by services to provide users with a rich experience. For example, a backend mapping service may provide access to these services. However, the users and application consuming the services may be anonymous and unverified. Accordingly, a two ticket validation technique is provided to validate service execution requests from anonymous applications. In particular, a user is provided with a client ticket comprising a reputation. The reputation may be adjusted over time based upon how the user consumes services. An application may request access to a service by providing the client ticket and an application ticket for validation. The reputation of the user may be used to determine an access level at which the application may access the service. Users with a high reputation may receive high quality access to the service, while users with a low reputation may receive lower quality access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Gil Shklarski
  • Patent number: 9536202
    Abstract: Determining geospatial patterns from device data collected from a plurality of computing devices. The devices represent, for example, a plurality of sources providing the device data. The device data describes the computing devices and/or environments thereof. Some embodiments present the determined patterns to users for editing, update maps with the edited patterns, and distribute the maps to the users. The maps are stored to create a searchable map library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Jyh-Han Lin, Miller Thomas Abel, Moe Khosravy, Katrika Morris, Karon A. Weber, James Kai Yu Lau
  • Patent number: 9313236
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use in communication between a client and a server, via a networking device, are provided. The method may include sending a request to establish a data connection from the client to the server via the networking device, setting a data connection keep-alive interval for the data connection to a predetermined safe value, and sending a request to establish a test connection between the client and the server. The method may further include determining an efficient keep-alive interval for communication between the client and server via the networking device, using the test connection, setting the data connection keep-alive interval to the efficient keep-alive interval determined using the test connection, and uploading the efficient keep-alive interval from the client to the server in an efficient keep-alive interval notification message, for communication to other clients connected to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Rashid Qureshi, Jorge Raastroem, Xuemei Bao, Rajeev Bansal, Qian Zhang, Scott Michael Bragg
  • Publication number: 20160028773
    Abstract: Web pages and applications commonly consume functionality provided by services to provide users with a rich experience. For example, a backend mapping service may provide access to these services. However, the users and application consuming the services may be anonymous and unverified. Accordingly, a two ticket validation technique is provided to validate service execution requests from anonymous applications. In particular, a user is provided with a client ticket comprising a reputation. The reputation may be adjusted over time based upon how the user consumes services. An application may request access to a service by providing the client ticket and an application ticket for validation. The reputation of the user may be used to determine an access level at which the application may access the service. Users with a high reputation may receive high quality access to the service, while users with a low reputation may receive lower quality access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Gil Shklarski
  • Patent number: 9160737
    Abstract: Web pages and applications commonly consume functionality provided by services to provide users with a rich experience. For example, a backend mapping service may provide access to these services. However, the users and application consuming the services may be anonymous and unverified. Accordingly, a two ticket validation technique is provided to validate service execution requests from anonymous applications. In particular, a user is provided with a client ticket comprising a reputation. The reputation may be adjusted over time based upon how the user consumes services. An application may request access to a service by providing the client ticket and an application ticket for validation. The reputation of the user may be used to determine an access level at which the application may access the service. Users with a high reputation may receive high quality access to the service, while users with a low reputation may receive lower quality access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Gil Shklarski
  • Publication number: 20150215307
    Abstract: Systems and methods of authentication and authorization between a client, a server, and a gateway to facilitate communicating a message between a client and a server through a gateway. The client has a trusted relationship with each of the gateway and the server. A method includes registering the client with the gateway. The client also constructs the address space identifying the gateway and the client. The client communicates the address space to the server. The client receives an identity identifying the server. If the client authorizes to receive a message from the server through the gateway, the client informs the authorization to the gateway. The client puts the identity identifying the server on a list of servers which are authorized to send messages to the client. In addition, the client communicates the list of servers to the gateway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Johannes Klein, Alexandru Gavrilescu
  • Patent number: 9008859
    Abstract: Navigation instructions using low-bandwidth signaling are supported in an alternative user interface that may be utilized as either a full replacement or as an enhancement to conventional visual/audio navigation interfaces. In one illustrative example, the alternative interface makes use of the more constrained, but generally broadly available low-bandwidth signaling capability of mobile devices to encode navigation instructions in the form of varying patterns of tactile vibrations that may be imparted from the device to a user as haptic feedback. The user can sense the vibrations and readily translate them into the navigation instructions without needing any kind of special decoding equipment or using any special techniques. The vibrations may be encoded using easy to remember patterns so that a full and rich navigation feature set may be accessed with minimal training on the user's part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Eyal Ofek, Jeffrey Couckuyt
  • Patent number: 9003491
    Abstract: Systems and methods of authentication and authorization between a client, a server, and a gateway to facilitate communicating a message between a client and a server through a gateway. The client has a trusted relationship with each of the gateway and the server. A method includes registering the client with the gateway. The client also constructs the address space identifying the gateway and the client. The client communicates the address space to the server. The client receives an identity identifying the server. If the client authorizes to receive a message from the server through the gateway, the client informs the authorization to the gateway. The client puts the identity identifying the server on a list of servers which are authorized to send messages to the client. In addition, the client communicates the list of servers to the gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Johannes Klein, Alexandru Gavrilescu
  • Publication number: 20140040179
    Abstract: Determining geospatial patterns from device data collected from a plurality of computing devices. The devices represent, for example, a plurality of sources providing the device data. The device data describes the computing devices and/or environments thereof. Some embodiments present the determined patterns to users for editing, update maps with the edited patterns, and distribute the maps to the users. The maps are stored to create a searchable map library.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Jyh-Han Lin, Miller Thomas Abel, Moe Khosravy, Katrika Morris, Karon A. Weber, James Kai Yu Lau
  • Patent number: 8553701
    Abstract: Keep-alive processing for NAT devices and reducing power consumption in wireless clients. A server driven keep-alive mechanism facilitates keep-alive messages to a NAT device currently providing a connection to a mobile client to refresh the NAT state, thereby reducing or eliminating power consumption in a wireless device to respond to the connection with keep-alive packets. In one instance, keep-alive packets are sent to the NAT device to reset the NAT timeout timer, and then to the mobile client. The client responds only when expected keep-alive packets are not received at the client. In another instance, keep-alive packets reset the NAT timer to maintain the connection but are dropped or self-destruct before reaching the mobile client thereby providing the optimum power conservation in the mobile device. Thus, the client is not forced into extra client activity to send or receive wireless data, thereby draining the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Shai Herzog
  • Patent number: 8504512
    Abstract: Determining geospatial patterns from device data collected from a plurality of computing devices. The devices represent, for example, a plurality of sources providing the device data. The device data describes the computing devices and/or environments thereof. Some embodiments present the determined patterns to users for editing, update maps with the edited patterns, and distribute the maps to the users. The maps are stored to create a searchable map library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Jyh-Han Lin, Miller Thomas Abel, Moe Khosravy, Katrika Woodcock, Karon A. Weber, James Kai Yu Lau
  • Patent number: 8463289
    Abstract: Positional information is provided while minimizing the possibility that personally identifiable information can be derived therefrom. Positional information is received in the form of trails that can be aggregated. Individual cells of a grid reflect a quantity of aggregated trails through those cells, an average intensity and direction of movement through those cells, or a more detailed distribution thereof. Alternatively, individual trails are aggregated to an aggregated trail in the form of a line. Further obfuscation of personally identifiable information occurs by resampling aggregated positional information, by introducing false positional information, or by falsely modifying existing positional information, in a manner that does not impact the overall aggregations, and by pruning, or deleting, positional information, especially around sensitive locations, such as a user's home, place of business, or other location that users typically would seek to keep private.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gil Shklarski, Brian Beckman, Eyal Ofek, Kenn Daniel Cartier, Shai Herzog, Gur Kimchi, Bernard Lawrence Johnston
  • Patent number: 8375134
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use in communication between a client and a server, via a networking device, are provided. The method may include sending a request to establish a data connection from the client to the server via the networking device, setting a data connection keep-alive interval for the data connection to a predetermined safe value, and sending a request to establish a test connection between the client and the server. The method may further include determining an efficient keep-alive interval for communication between the client and server via the networking device, using the test connection, setting the data connection keep-alive interval to the efficient keep-alive interval determined using the test connection, and uploading the efficient keep-alive interval from the client to the server in an efficient keep-alive interval notification message, for communication to other clients connected to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Rashid Qureshi, Jorge Raastroem, Xuemei Bao, Rajeev Bansal, Qian Zhang, Scott Michael Bragg
  • Publication number: 20120322458
    Abstract: Positional information is provided while minimizing the possibility that personally identifiable information can be derived therefrom. Positional information is received in the form of trails that can be aggregated. Individual cells of a grid reflect a quantity of aggregated trails through those cells, an average intensity and direction of movement through those cells, or a more detailed distribution thereof. Alternatively, individual trails are aggregated to an aggregated trail in the form of a line. Further obfuscation of personally identifiable information occurs by resampling aggregated positional information, by introducing false positional information, or by falsely modifying existing positional information, in a manner that does not impact the overall aggregations, and by pruning, or deleting, positional information, especially around sensitive locations, such as a user's home, place of business, or other location that users typically would seek to keep private.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gil Shklarski, Brian Beckman, Eyal Ofek, Kenn Daniel Cartier, Shai Herzog, Gur Kimchi, Bernard Lawrence Johnston
  • Publication number: 20120166077
    Abstract: Navigation instructions using low-bandwidth signaling are supported in an alternative user interface that may be utilized as either a full replacement or as an enhancement to conventional visual/audio navigation interfaces. In one illustrative example, the alternative interface makes use of the more constrained, but generally broadly available low-bandwidth signaling capability of mobile devices to encode navigation instructions in the form of varying patterns of tactile vibrations that may be imparted from the device to a user as haptic feedback. The user can sense the vibrations and readily translate them into the navigation instructions without needing any kind of special decoding equipment or using any special techniques. The vibrations may be encoded using easy to remember patterns so that a full and rich navigation feature set may be accessed with minimal training on the user's part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shai Herzog, Eyal Ofek, Jeffrey Couckuyt