Patents by Inventor Yih-Farn Robin Chen

Yih-Farn Robin Chen 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: 9955330
    Abstract: Distributed computing task costing is disclosed. Costing can be employed to determine if a task will be passed to a distributed computing cluster including mobile devices. Costing can include determining a base cost value predicated on a selectable level of utility to a user of a burdened device, a base time value related to completing the task without the use of the cluster, determining a delay cost, and any monetary costs associated with performing the task without the use of the cluster. Costing can further include demining a relief cost that can include the selectable level of utility, a relief time value related to completing the task with the cluster, the delay cost, an incentive cost based on the sum across a set of relief devices and their corresponding parameters for cluster participation, and any remaining monetary costs borne by the burdened device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Emiliano Miluzzo, Ramon Caceres, Yih-Farn Robin Chen
  • Publication number: 20180004667
    Abstract: Encoding a file into a plurality of chunks, wherein a subset of the plurality of chunks may be used to create a functional equivalent of the file. At least one additional chunk is created from the plurality of chunks. The at least one additional chunk is directed to be stored in a cache memory and the plurality of chunks are directed to be stored on at least one storage node. Upon demand for the file, at least one additional chunk is cased to be retrieved from the cache and at least a portion of the plurality of chunks are caused to be retrieved from the at least one storage node and the functional equivalent of the file is constructed through utilization of the at least one additional chunk and the portion of the plurality of chunks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Yu Xiang, Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Vaneet Aggarwal, Tian Lan
  • Publication number: 20170212871
    Abstract: A mobile multimedia content aggregation and dissemination platform is provided that aims to automate the creation, collection, aggregation, and dissemination of RSS and non-RSS information for and to interested parties. This platform may be used for the construction of a personalized blogging agent as well as for a personalized news aggregator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Robin CHEN, Rittwik JANA, Serban JORA, Bernard S. RENGER, Bin WEI
  • Patent number: 9619437
    Abstract: A mobile multimedia content aggregation and dissemination platform is provided that aims to automate the creation, collection, aggregation, and dissemination of RSS and non-RSS information for and to interested parties. This platform may be used for the construction of a personalized blogging agent as well as for a personalized news aggregator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Rittwik Jana, Serban Jora, Bernard S. Renger, Bin Wei
  • Publication number: 20150223043
    Abstract: Distributed computing task costing is disclosed. Costing can be employed to determine if a task will be passed to a distributed computing cluster including mobile devices. Costing can include determining a base cost value predicated on a selectable level of utility to a user of a burdened device, a base time value related to completing the task without the use of the cluster, determining a delay cost, and any monetary costs associated with performing the task without the use of the cluster. Costing can further include demining a relief cost that can include the selectable level of utility, a relief time value related to completing the task with the cluster, the delay cost, an incentive cost based on the sum across a set of relief devices and their corresponding parameters for cluster participation, and any remaining monetary costs borne by the burdened device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Emiliano Miluzzo, Ramon Caceres, Yih-Farn Robin Chen
  • Patent number: 9031531
    Abstract: Distributed computing task costing is disclosed. Costing can be employed to determine if a task will be passed to a distributed computing cluster including mobile devices. Costing can include determining a base cost value predicated on a selectable level of utility to a user of a burdened device, a base time value related to completing the task without the use of the cluster, determining a delay cost, and any monetary costs associated with performing the task without the use of the cluster. Costing can further include demining a relief cost that can include the selectable level of utility, a relief time value related to completing the task with the cluster, the delay cost, an incentive cost based on the sum across a set of relief devices and their corresponding parameters for cluster participation, and any remaining monetary costs borne by the burdened device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Emiliano Miluzzo, Ramon Caceres, Yih-Farn Robin Chen
  • Publication number: 20140141744
    Abstract: Distributed computing task costing is disclosed. Costing can be employed to determine if a task will be passed to a distributed computing cluster including mobile devices. Costing can include determining a base cost value predicated on a selectable level of utility to a user of a burdened device, a base time value related to completing the task without the use of the cluster, determining a delay cost, and any monetary costs associated with performing the task without the use of the cluster. Costing can further include demining a relief cost that can include the selectable level of utility, a relief time value related to completing the task with the cluster, the delay cost, an incentive cost based on the sum across a set of relief devices and their corresponding parameters for cluster participation, and any remaining monetary costs borne by the burdened device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Emiliano Miluzzo, Ramon Caceres, Yih-Farn Robin Chen
  • Patent number: 8611362
    Abstract: A method for providing multimedia data from at least one controllable multimedia source to a mobile device includes providing a request path from the mobile device to a mobile service platform, receiving a request from the mobile device, obtaining a device profile from the mobile device, authenticating the identity of a user of the mobile device, and determining a user profile in response to the user identity. The method further includes authorizing control and access to the at least one multimedia source, providing a control channel from the mobile service platform to at least one multimedia server, providing multimedia data delivery information to the at least one multimedia server, and providing multimedia data to the mobile device in response to the request via the at least one multimedia server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Huale Huang, Rittwik Jana, Sam John, Serban Jora, Bin Wei
  • Patent number: 8351441
    Abstract: A method for providing multimedia data from at least one controllable multimedia source to a mobile device includes providing a request path from the mobile device to a mobile service platform, receiving a request from the mobile device, obtaining a device profile from the mobile device, authenticating the identity of a user of the mobile device, and determining a user profile in response to the user identity. The method further includes authorizing control and access to the at least one multimedia source, providing a control channel from the mobile service platform to at least one multimedia server, providing multimedia data delivery information to the at least one multimedia server, and providing multimedia data to the mobile device in response to the request via the at least one multimedia server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, LP
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Huale Huang, Rittwik Jana, Sam John, Serban Jora, Bin Wei
  • Patent number: 8190687
    Abstract: In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, an architecture and method is presented for proving multimedia emergency information. A platform is presented that separates content control and delivery control of emergency multimedia information to provide real-time alerting to recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Rittwik Jana, Huale Huang, Bin Wei
  • Publication number: 20090264103
    Abstract: A method for providing multimedia data from at least one controllable multimedia source to a mobile device includes providing a request path from the mobile device to a mobile service platform, receiving a request from the mobile device, obtaining a device profile from the mobile device, authenticating the identity of a user of the mobile device, and determining a user profile in response to the user identity. The method further includes authorizing control and access to the at least one multimedia source, providing a control channel from the mobile service platform to at least one multimedia server, providing multimedia data delivery information to the at least one multimedia server, and providing multimedia data to the mobile device in response to the request via the at least one multimedia server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Huale Huang, Rittwik Jana, Sam John, Serban Jora, Bin Wei
  • Patent number: 7581166
    Abstract: A mobile multimedia content aggregation and dissemination platform is provided that aims to automate the creation, collection, correlation, aggregation, and dissemination of RSS, ATOM or other syndicated-style data formats along with non-syndicated content for blogs and for searching by interested parties. Then non-syndicated content may be substantially any type of multimedia content that has not yet been edited or that has been edited. The system and method may receive data content that originated from a syndicated information source along with other data content that originated from a non-syndicated information source. The system and method convert both types of content into, at least, blog information and blog data. The blog information comprising, information that points to a storage location of the blog data. The exemplary method further enables a user to search the blog data regardless of whether the blog data originated from a syndicated data source or non-syndicated data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard S Renger, Rittwik Jana, Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Serban Vadim Jora, Bin Wei
  • Patent number: 7567575
    Abstract: A method for providing multimedia data from at least one controllable multimedia source to a mobile device includes providing a request path from the mobile device to a mobile service platform, receiving a request from the mobile device, obtaining a device profile from the mobile device, authenticating the identity of a user of the mobile device, and determining a user profile in response to the user identity. The method further includes authorizing control and access to the at least one multimedia source, providing a control channel from the mobile service platform to at least one multimedia server, providing multimedia data delivery information to the at least one multimedia server, and providing multimedia data to the mobile device in response to the request via the at least one multimedia server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Huale Huang, Rittwik Jana, Sam John, Serban Jora, Bin Wei
  • Publication number: 20080034056
    Abstract: A mobile multimedia content aggregation and dissemination platform is provided that aims to automate the creation, collection, correlation, aggregation, and dissemination of RSS, ATOM or other syndicated-style data formats along with non-syndicated content for blogs and for searching by interested parties. Then non-syndicated content may be substantially any type of multimedia content that has not yet been edited or that has been edited. The system and method may receive data content that originated from a syndicated information source along with other data content that originated from a non-syndicated information source. The system and method convert both types of content into, at least, blog information and blog data. The blog information comprising, information that points to a storage location of the blog data. The exemplary method further enables a user to search the blog data regardless of whether the blog data originated from a syndicated data source or non-syndicated data source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: AT&T CORP.
    Inventors: BERNARD S. RENGER, RITTWIK JANA, YIH-FARN Robin CHEN, SERBAN Vadim JORA, BIN WEI
  • Patent number: 7277693
    Abstract: A mobile device server includes a flexible architecture having a plurality of components for allowing various mobile devices and protocols to communicate with each other and to receive data from various information spaces. Interface devlets send and receive messages in respective protocols. Access infolets utilize respective access methods to provide an abstract view of various information spaces. Logic applets implement service and/or application logic by processing information from one or more infolets. A further component referred to as a let engine communicates with the devlets, infolets, and applets, and maintains user and device profile information to provide a flexible framework for the mobile device server that can readily support new devices and protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: AT&T Corp
    Inventors: Ming-Feng Chen, Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Chung-Hwa Herman Rao
  • Patent number: 6625624
    Abstract: The present invention presents a system and method of providing information retrieved from a server from across a communication network that enables archiving services that do not interfere with existing components and protocols. The services enable users to retrieve and/or search for old information, even after such information has evolved or disappeared from the original server. The network resource naming (e.g. URL) format is extended to include archive directives that are intercepted and performed by a proxy server. The proxy interprets the archive directive and executes the specified archival command: e.g., adding the information to a storage repository, searching and retrieving the information from the storage repository, scheduling automatic archiving of specified server information, transparent archiving of information that is accessed by the client or of the client's cache. The information can be easily indexed by a timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Chung-Hwa Herman Rao, Ming-Feng Chen
  • Publication number: 20030054810
    Abstract: A mobile service platform includes a plurality of gateways interacting with a plurality of servers via a message queue for providing a platform allows mobile devices to communicate with each other and to securely access corporate and Internet contents and services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Huale Huang, Rittwik Jana, Trevor Jim, Sam John, Serban Jora, Radhakrishnan Muthumanickam, Bin Wei
  • Publication number: 20030050062
    Abstract: A method for providing multimedia data from at least one controllable multimedia source to a mobile device includes providing a request path from the mobile device to a mobile service platform, receiving a request from the mobile device, obtaining a device profile from the mobile device, authenticating the identity of a user of the mobile device, and determining a user profile in response to the user identity. The method further includes authorizing control and access to the at least one multimedia source, providing a control channel from the mobile service platform to at least one multimedia server, providing multimedia data delivery information to the at least one multimedia server, and providing multimedia data to the mobile device in response to the request via the at least one multimedia server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Huale Huang, Rittwik Jana, Sam John, Serban Jora, Bin Wei
  • Publication number: 20020177453
    Abstract: A mobile device server includes a flexible architecture having a plurality of components for allowing various mobile devices and protocols to communicate with each other and to receive data from various information spaces. Interface devlets send and receive messages in respective protocols. Access infolets utilize respective access methods to provide an abstract view of various information spaces. Logic applets implement service and/or application logic by processing information from one or more infolets. A further component referred to as a let engine communicates with the devlets, infolets, and applets, and maintains user and device profile information to provide a flexible framework for the mobile device server that can readily support new devices and protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Ming-Feng Chen, Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Chung-Hwa Herman Rao
  • Publication number: 20020086706
    Abstract: A mobile device server includes a flexible architecture having a plurality of components for allowing various mobile devices and protocols to communicate with each other and to receive data from various information spaces. Interface devlets send and receive messages in respective protocols. Access infolets utilize respective access methods to provide an abstract view of various information spaces. Logic applets implement service and/or application logic by processing information from one or more infolets. A further component referred to as a let engine communicates with the devlets, infolets, and applets, and maintains user and device profile information to provide a flexible framework for the mobile device server that can readily support new devices and protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Ming-Feng Chen, Yih-Farn Robin Chen, Chung-Hwa Herman Rao