Particular Storing And Queuing Arrangement Patents (Class 370/429)
  • Patent number: 10291737
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes identifying candidate content associated with a user of a computing device, selecting, from the candidate content, cache content to be stored in cache storage of the computing device for access by the user when the computing device does not have network connectivity, and storing the cache content in the cache storage of the computing device. The cache content may be based on information associated with a user node that represents the user in a social graph. The cache content may include entities liked by the user, friends of the user, and/or entities of interest to the user. The cache content includes web pages accessed by the user and/or web pages referenced by content created by the user. The cache content may include information related to past, current, and/or predicted actions of the user, such as social network posts, travel itineraries, and geographic locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Samuel Filner, Devin Naquin, Joshua Li, Katherine L. Swanson, Colin Cameron Brennan Campbell, Gregory John Moeck
  • Patent number: 10270883
    Abstract: A method comprises instructing a first endpoint to download a first part of a content package when it is determined that the first part of the content package is not cached in a content delivery network; and instructing a second endpoint, different from the first endpoint, to download the first part of the content package when it is determined that a predetermined amount of the first part of the content package is cached in the content delivery network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Chris Tofts
  • Patent number: 10171681
    Abstract: A network service plan provisioning system processes multiple service plan components, where the components are allowed to have respective traffic classification filters that, due to an overlap in classification, can each match the same network traffic event. A user can include multiple such components in the same service plan by creating a prioritization. The provisioning system processes and deploys the components to one or more network devices via an instruction set such that all such components are active for the service plan but the prioritization determines which component is activated when multiple component filters match a network traffic event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine, Alireza Raissinia, Justin James, Jeffrey Green
  • Patent number: 10171988
    Abstract: A network system includes a network node that receives data session start and stop requests from mobile devices, a service controller node, and a data rating element. The service controller node is notified by the network node when a mobile device makes a start request. The service controller enters an authentication time period during which the mobile device can authenticate. Upon successful authentication, the service controller sets the data rating element to operate based on data traffic characterization from the mobile device. For mobile devices that do not authenticate, the data rating element operates without cooperation from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, James Lavine
  • Patent number: 10154109
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that delivers content to an electronic device. The system includes a content provider that obtains a public address of the electronic device from a first request for the content from the electronic device. Next, the content provider uses the public address to identify a local caching server on a local area network (LAN) of the electronic device. Finally, the content provider provides a local address of the local caching server to the electronic device, wherein the local address is used by the electronic device to obtain the content from the local caching server and the LAN without accessing a content delivery network (CDN) outside the LAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Yanagihara, Lionel Gentil, Darrin B. Jewell, Jason R. Thorpe, Jordan L. Redner, Gregory B. Vaughan, Gregory Burns
  • Patent number: 10135668
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for handling a service request within a local area network. First a service request is received from a user device. The service request comprising information regarding one or more requirements needed to perform the service. Then a download location is localized by means of a localization service within a public network to obtain computer executable information on the basis of the information in the service request. The computer executable information is then retrieved for performing the service from the download location and installed on a networked device within the local area network. Finally, a message is sent to the user device regarding the availability of the service within the local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Hans Maarten Stokking, Eelco Cramer, Frank den Hartog
  • Patent number: 10127180
    Abstract: A bus interface unit for exchanging data via a bus system includes at least one bus control unit for connection to the bus system, having a control unit that is configured to output data received via the bus control unit from the bus system, and/or data derived therefrom, to an external unit, and/or to output data obtained from an external unit, and/or data derived therefrom, via the bus control unit to the bus system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Thiele, Christoph Hufen, Stefan Kreuz, Herbert Leuwer
  • Patent number: 10097428
    Abstract: A computerized method of delivering popular content of a service delivery apparatus (SDA) in an asymmetrical network topology. The method comprises receiving a first acquisition request for content from a user node (UN) over an upstream data link, the request comprising at least a content identification (CID). An instruction is sent to the UN to redirect content requests to the SDA. A second acquisition request is sent from the SDA to a content source (CS) for the content requested by the first acquisition request, upon determination that the downstream data link between the UN and the CS is inaccessible to the SDA, the request including at least the CID. The content is received by the SDA from the CS. The received content from the SDA is sent to the UN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Qwilt, Inc.
    Inventors: Ori Finkelman, Udi Lerner, Adan Alper, Yoav Einav, Hagai Avrahami, Yoav Gressel
  • Patent number: 10095803
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that delivers content to an electronic device. The system includes a content provider that obtains a public address of the electronic device from a first request for the content from the electronic device. Next, the content provider uses the public address to identify a local caching server on a local area network (LAN) of the electronic device. Finally, the content provider provides a local address of the local caching server to the electronic device, wherein the local address is used by the electronic device to obtain the content from the local caching server and the LAN without accessing a content delivery network (CDN) outside the LAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Yanagihara, Lionel Gentil, Darrin B. Jewell, Jason R. Thorpe, Jordan L. Redner, Gregory B. Vaughan, Gregory Burns
  • Patent number: 10075282
    Abstract: Upstream burst transmit times are dynamically communicated to the transmit unit in grants issued over time and in any order. A critical parameter is when to trigger the operation to order the buffered data stream for transmission. If the ordering operation is triggered too soon, a later grant of an earlier burst transmit time may not be accounted for and the subsequent transmission could violate the transmission order rule. If the ordering operation is triggered too late, the decision to transmit a burst at an earlier burst transmit time may violate the margin rule. To address these concerns, a fetch offset time in advance of each granted burst transmit time is assigned. As each fetch offset time is sequentially reached, a next partial data portion of the buffered data stream is prepared for burst communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Charaf Hanna, Benjamin Nelson Darby, Zhifang J Ni, John Wrobbel
  • Patent number: 10033818
    Abstract: In the described embodiments, local caching servers (LCSs) are configured to cache content so that the content can be acquired by client electronic devices that are located on local area networks (LANs) with the LCSs. In some embodiments, to enable the acquisition of the cached content, a client electronic device sends, to a registration server, a request for identifiers for LCSs that are located on a LAN with the client electronic device. The request includes one or more “listen ranges,” each of which includes an indication of client electronic devices for which a corresponding LCS is to provide content. The registration server uses the listen ranges to select one or more LCSs, and returns identifiers for the one or more LCSs to the client electronic device. Using the one or more identifiers, the client electronic device acquires the content from an LCS via the LAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason R. Thorpe, Michael J. Abbott, Gregory B. Vaughan, Gregory Burns, Kazuhisa Yanagihara
  • Patent number: 10033838
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for logical-physical frame conversion in a serial link application is disclosed. An integrated circuit (IC) includes a serializer-deserializer (SERDES) coupled to a communications link and configured to convert outgoing data transmissions from parallel to serial and convert incoming data transmissions from serial to parallel. A framing unit is coupled to the SERDES and configured to convert data between a logical frame format for parallel transfer and a physical frame format for serial transfer over the communications link. The logical frame has a first number of bytes and the physical frame has a second number of bytes less than or equal to the first number. The first number is variable and the second number is fixed. The framing unit is further configured to convert data between the logical frame format and the physical frame format when the first number is a non-integral power of two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Michael W. Parkin
  • Patent number: 10009654
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of packetizers, a buffer, and an interface. The plurality of packetizers includes a first packetizer and a second packetizer. Each of the plurality of packetizers is configured to receive media content from a corresponding media source. The buffer is coupled to the plurality of packetizers and is configured to concurrently receive first content from the first packetizers and second content from the second packetizers. The interface is configured to provide the first content from the buffer to a display device and to provide the second content from the buffer to the display device responsive to a media selection request received from the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Todd Andrew Fryer, Nicholas Nicas, Douglas Medina
  • Patent number: 9992552
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide systems and methods for sending broadband data to end-users over a DTTV broadcast transmission. Systems and methods for receiving such data are also described. A wireless overlay system is set up by an Internet Service Provider/Communications Provider (ISP/CP) 11 by means of receiving from end-user equipment 27 data requests over a DSL uplink together with identification of at least one DTTV transmitter 21 23. The ISP/CP 11 provides an overlay controller 26 which causes routing of the requested data over a selected DTTV transmitter 21. At the end-user equipment, the requested data can be received from the DTTV broadcast and extracted for output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Richard Thomas MacKenzie, Andrew James Garrett, Colin John Harrold, Michael Robert Fitch
  • Patent number: 9942286
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the invention provide a collaboration platform that permits multiple users to collaborate on multiple copies of a model simultaneously. The collaboration application provides a full set of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) tools for a client to manipulate a model and transmit the results of such manipulations to a server. Both the clients and the server maintain a history of the manipulations results. Once object changes are received by the server from one or more clients, the server distributes the object changes to the remaining clients. Thereafter, the clients modify their local version of the model in accordance with the object changes received from the server. The history maintained by the clients or the server may then be used to undo or redo any of the object changes, or to rebuild a model space in the event of a network failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Seth W. Allen, Boris A. Sergeev, James Michael Gordon
  • Patent number: 9934185
    Abstract: In an example, a programmable integrated circuit (IC) includes programmable logic, a processing system, and a network controller. The network controller includes a media access control unit (MAC), a first interface to a physical transceiver, a second interface to the processing system, and a third interface between the MAC and the programmable logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Ygal Arbel, Giulio Corradi
  • Patent number: 9918110
    Abstract: A point of view platform may be comprised of an ingest layer; a processing layer; a rules engine; and a streaming layer. The ingest layer may be configured to: receive audio, video, and telemetric data associated with a plurality of capturing devices. The rules engine may be configured to: determine a plurality of views to be generated from the received data, and derive a set of rules for processing the received data to generate each of the plurality of views. The processing layer may be configured to derive metadata from the received data, apply the set of rules for processing the data, process the received data based on the metadata and the rules, and generate content associated with each of the plurality of views. The streaming layer may be configured to: receive an end-user selection of a particular view and stream the content associated with the particular view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: FIELDCAST LLC
    Inventors: Saeed Z. Anwar, Tenzing P. Tshering
  • Patent number: 9871881
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include methods and systems for use in delivering resources to a client device over a local network. An exemplary system comprises a plurality of caching devices operable to cache resources on behalf of a plurality of content providers, and a local caching device communicatively situated between an access network and the client device, wherein the access network is communicably situated between the plurality of caching devices and the local caching device. The local caching device is operable to retrieve a requested resource from at least one of the plurality of caching devices, deliver the requested resource to the client device over the local network, and store the requested resource for future requests by other client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James Q. Crowe, John F. Waters, Jr., Andrew Dugan, Christopher Newton, Laurence Lipstone, Kenneth Brookman, Joseph Lawrence, Andrew Swart, David Fullagar, Kevin Paul
  • Patent number: 9860339
    Abstract: Determining a custom content delivery network is disclosed. This can comprise determining a custom content delivery network (CCDN) based on information determined by an intelligent software-defined network (ISDN). An ISDN can receive a content request and related information from a user equipment (UE). The ISDN can determine CCDN information that can be employed to provision a transport network corresponding to the CCDN information. The transport network can be customized based on the content request and the related information. Moreover, as the related information changes, the transport network can be correspondingly updated. Some embodiments disclose an ISDN operating on a virtual machine in a cloud-computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Jeffrey Joseph Farah
  • Patent number: 9846618
    Abstract: Systems and methods can support flow control in a distributed data grid. The distributed data grid includes a plurality of server nodes that are interconnected with one or more communication channels. The distributed data grid can provide a flow control mechanism, which controls the execution of the tasks in an underlying layer in the distributed data grid. Then, the system allows the client to interact with the flow control mechanism in the distributed data grid, and use the flow control mechanism to configure and execute one or more tasks that are received from the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gene Gleyzer, Robert H. Lee, Mark A. Falco
  • Patent number: 9813438
    Abstract: An anomaly prediction method and system for heterogeneous network architecture are provided. A gateway receives a packet and converts the packet to conform to a switching format. The gateway compares the packet and a security policy. The gateway transmits the packet to a controller after determining the packet has no anomaly. The controller sets a priority of the packet, converts the packet to conform a target format and stores the packet to a queue temporarily. The controller relays the packet to a destination address according to the priority and the destination address of the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Ching Chen, Chih-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 9762538
    Abstract: A security device for processing network flows includes one or more packet processors configured to receive incoming data packets associated with one or more network flows where a packet processor is assigned as an owner of one or more network flows and each packet processor processes data packets associated with flows for which it is the assigned owner; and a packet processing manager configured to assign ownership of network flows to the one or more packet processors where the packet processing manager includes a global flow table containing entries mapping network flows to packet processor ownership assignments. The packet processing manager informs a packet processor of an ownership assignment after one or more packets are received, and the one or more packet processors learns of ownership assignments of network flows from the packet processing manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Roberson, Wilson Xu
  • Patent number: 9753790
    Abstract: A method of handling requests between contexts in a processing system includes, in a current context of a source processing system element (PSE): executing a send-and rendezvous instruction that specifies a destination PSE, a queue address in the destination PSE, a set of source registers, and a set of receive registers; and sending a send-and-rendezvous message (SRM) to the destination PSE, wherein the SRM includes an address of the destination PSE, a destination queue address, a source PSE address, and an identifier of the current context in the source PSE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Wilson, Brian C. Kahne
  • Patent number: 9736262
    Abstract: The described embodiments electronically deliver content (e.g., digitally-encoded files) to an electronic device using groups of accounts. In the described embodiments, a content provider obtains a public address of the electronic device and at least one account identifier for the electronic device from a request for the content received from the electronic device. Next, the content provider uses the public address to identify a local caching server (LCS) on a local area network (LAN) to which the electronic device is connected and uses the account identifier to determine that an account associated with the LCS is associated with a group of accounts with which an account for the electronic device is also associated. The content provider then provides a local address of the LCS to the electronic device, which uses the local address to obtain the content from the LCS via the LAN without accessing a content delivery network outside the LAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Yanagihara, Lionel Gentil, Darrin B. Jewell, Jason R. Thorpe, Jordan L. Redner, Gregory B. Vaughan, Gregory Burns
  • Patent number: 9705806
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to communicate data between wireless access point with one or more low priority queues; one or more high priority queues; a quality of service (QoS) queue coupled to the low and high priority queues; a fairness counter; and a buffer coupled to the fairness counter and the QoS queue to map buffer mapping to the QoS queue when the fairness counter expires, the method including performing an association request for fairness scheduling; and injecting a low priority packet in a transmit opportunity of the high priority queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vivekananda Uppunda, Chakra Parvathaneni
  • Patent number: 9641638
    Abstract: Methods and systems for populating a cache memory that services a media composition system. Caching priorities are based on a state of the media composition system, such as media currently within a media composition timeline, a composition playback location, media playback history, and temporal location within clips that are included in the composition. Caching may also be informed by descriptive metadata and media search results within a media composition client or a within a media asset management system accessed by the client. Additional caching priorities may be based on a project workflow phase or a client project schedule. Media may be partially written to or read from cache in order to meet media request deadlines. Caches may be local to a media composition system or remote, and may be fixed or portable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Avid Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy H. Claman, Himanshu S. Sinha
  • Patent number: 9621641
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for determining which content item or items are likely to be requested by a particular user or device, or by a group of users or devices. The determined content items may be obtained independently of a request from the users or devices, and substantially current versions of the content items may be maintained at a server system, such as an intermediary system. Visual representations of the content items may be generated to reduce processing requirements at a user device. When the content items are determined to be likely to be requested by a particular user, a predicted time may also be determined, and the visual representations may be generated such that they are available at the predicted time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ameet Nirmal Vaswani, Sajeeva Lakmal Bandara Pallemulle, Saral Jain
  • Patent number: 9614886
    Abstract: A method for processing information applied in a server and the corresponding server is described. The method is applied in a server that stores a file set including a plurality of stream media files. The method includes obtaining a transition parameter when a first terminal apparatus accesses a file set when the first terminal apparatus accesses stream media file in the file set; making statistics of transition probability of each stream media file in the file set transiting to the respective stream media files in the file set according to the transition parameter of at least one first terminal apparatus; determining a target stream media file that the first terminal apparatus accesses most frequently in the stream media files in the file set according to the transition probability; and transmitting the target stream media file to a second terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qin Zhong, Zhiqiang Zhao, Xiaobo Jia
  • Patent number: 9606935
    Abstract: A method for preventing non-temporal entries from entering small critical structures is disclosed. The method comprises transferring a first entry from a higher level memory structure to an intermediate buffer. It further comprises determining a second entry to be evicted from the intermediate buffer and a corresponding value associated with the second entry. Subsequently, responsive to a determination that the second entry is frequently accessed, the method comprises installing the second entry into a lower level memory structure. Finally, the method comprises installing the first entry into a slot previously occupied by the second entry in the intermediate buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravishankar Rao, Nishit Shah
  • Patent number: 9602769
    Abstract: A timestamp-based audio and video processing method and a system thereof are provided. The method is adapted to an electronic device having an image capturing device and an audio input device and includes the following steps. First, an image signal and an audio signal are extracted within a same time interval by respectively using the image capturing device and the audio input device so as to generate video data and audio data, and the time interval is converted to timestamp data, where the video data includes a single video frame with a variable file size, the audio data includes multiple audio files with a fixed file size. Next, the video data, the audio data, and the timestamp data are integrated into transmission data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hsin-Chieh Cheng, Kun-Hsuan Chang, Ming-Che Weng
  • Patent number: 9509767
    Abstract: A system for preventing redirection loops during collaborative web browsing is provided including: a CPU; a memory in communication with the CPU; instructions stored in the memory and executable by the CPU to prevent redirects encountered during a collaborative web browsing session, the instructions further comprising: instructions enabling a device to join a collaborative web browsing session; instructions enabling detection of a redirection loop based upon a query to a uniform resource locator (URL) history stored in a memory; and instructions enabling termination of the redirect loop; wherein, upon the detection of a redirection loop, the device ignores URL updates of the collaborative web browsing session for a predetermined amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Sean M. Ulrich, Jennifer G. Zawacki, David C. Challener, Julie A Morris, James T. Thrasher, Justin T. Dubs, Peter G. Gaucher
  • Patent number: 9479436
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for in-line processing a data packet while routing the packet through a router in a system transmitting data packets between a source and a destination over a network including the router. The method includes receiving the data packet and pre-processing layer header data for the data packet as the data packet is received and prior to transferring any portion of the data packet to packet memory. The data packet is thereafter stored in the packet memory. A routing through the router is determined including a next hop index describing the next connection in the network. The data packet is retrieved from the packet memory and a new layer header for the data packet is constructed from the next hop index while the data packet is being retrieved from memory. The new layer header is coupled to the data packet prior to transfer from the router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Juniper Networks Inc.
    Inventors: Rasoul Mirzazadeh Oskouy, Dennis C. Ferguson, Hann-Hwan Ju, Raymond Marcelino Manese Lim, Pradeep S. Sindhu, Sreeram Veeragandham, Jeff Zimmer, Michael M. Y. Hui
  • Patent number: 9437216
    Abstract: A method of receiving at a terminal a first signal transmitted via a communication network, said method comprising the steps of; receiving at the terminal the first signal comprising a plurality of data elements; analyzing characteristics of the first signal; receiving from a user of the terminal a second signal to be transmitted from the terminal; analyzing characteristics of the second signal to detect audio activity in the second signal; and applying a delay between receiving at the terminal and outputting from the terminal at least one of said plurality of data elements; and adjusting the delay based on the analyzed characteristics of the first signal and on the detection of audio activity in the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Skype
    Inventors: Renat Vafin, Jonas Lindblom, Markus Vaalgamaa
  • Patent number: 9432410
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, systems and methods that integrate pipeline processing into a SCIM are provided. Such a system can include a plurality of applications, executing on one or more application servers. Each application server operates on one or more microprocessors. The system can further include a SCIM, which is operable to manage activation of the plurality of applications in one or more application chains. Each application chain can include pipeline blocks comprising two or more back-to-back applications and the two or more applications in each pipeline block can be activated in a same order in a forward and a backwards direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shlomo Livne, Dima Polsky, Vladimir Furman, Renana Seidman, Marina Bunin, Avi Zohary, Yoel Amram, Amnon Heiman, Nadav Kadosh, Tzach Livyatan
  • Patent number: 9407387
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a receiver, a delay value receiver, a time stamp calculation unit, and a transmitter. The receiver is configured to receive a content signal. The delay value receiver is configured to receive a delay value from another apparatus. The time stamp calculation unit is configured to determine a time stamp based on the delay value. The transmitter is configured to send the content signal including the time stamp to the other apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Kure
  • Patent number: 9319327
    Abstract: A packet transmission method includes receiving a packet having a first service class; determining a maximum transfer band of the first service class, based on maximum transfer band information for each of a plurality of service classes of each of a plurality of computers; determining a transfer band of the first service class, based on traffic amount information for each of the plurality of service classes; transferring the received packet in the first service class, when the transfer band is smaller than the maximum transfer band of the first service class; determining whether a second service class includes a free band, based on the maximum transfer band information, when the transfer band of the first service class is not smaller than the maximum transfer band; and transferring the received packet in the second service class, when it is determined that the second service class includes the free band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yuichi Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 9294553
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for determining which content item or items are likely to be requested by a particular user or device, or by a group of users or devices. The determined content items may be obtained independently of a request from the users or devices, and substantially current versions of the content items may be maintained at a server system, such as an intermediary system. Visual representations of the content items may be generated to reduce processing requirements at a user device. When the content items are determined to be likely to be requested by a particular user, a predicted time may also be determined, and the visual representations may be generated such that they are available at the predicted time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ameet Nirmal Vaswani, Sajeeva Lakmal Bandara Pallemulle, Saral Jain
  • Patent number: 9262209
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a scheduler coordinates timings at which cores execute processes, for any two sequential processes to consecutively be executable. The processes are executed in order scheduled by the scheduler by concentrating on a specific core processes obstructing the consecutive execution such as an external interrupt and an internal interrupt. The scheduler does not always cause processes of another application to be executed during all standby time periods while the scheduler determines whether a length of a standby time period is shorter than a predetermined value, and does not cause any process of the other application to be executed when the length is shorter than that.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takahisa Suzuki, Koichiro Yamashita, Hiromasa Yamauchi, Koji Kurihara
  • Patent number: 9210205
    Abstract: Various embodiments for a system and method for providing streaming data to a device are provided herein. In one example, a method comprises receiving a request for streaming data from a mobile device, receiving settings with regards to the delivery of the streaming data to the mobile device, retrieving the streaming data from a source of the streaming data, reformatting the streaming data for the mobile device according to the settings and sending the reformatted streaming data to the mobile device in accordance with the settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gary Phillip Mousseau, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Patent number: 9154435
    Abstract: A bandwidth management system includes a plurality of queues respectively corresponding to a plurality of zones. An enqueuing module receives network traffic from one or more incoming network interfaces, determines a belonging zone to which the network traffic belongs, and enqueues the network traffic on a queue corresponding to the belonging zone. A dequeuing module selectively dequeues data from the queues and passes the data to one or more outgoing network interfaces. When dequeuing data from the queues the dequeuing module dequeues an amount of data from a selected queue, and the amount of data dequeued from the selected queue is determined according to user load of a zone to which the selected queue corresponds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventor: David T. Ong
  • Patent number: 9130957
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a data communication apparatus includes a plurality of communications units for performing transmission and reception with the plurality of different networks, a first storage unit which stores a first identifier and a second identifier, a first processing unit which performs network protocol processing with hardware, and a second processing unit which performs network protocol processing with software. The first identifier indicates a communication unit which receives a frame, and the second identifier indicates a communication unit which transmits a frame. The first processing unit stores the first identifier in association with a reception frame in the first storage unit, and the second processing unit reads the first identifier and the reception frame from the first storage unit, generates a transmission frame as a response to the reception frame, stores the first identifier as the second identifier in association with the transmission frame in the first storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamaura, Shingo Tanaka, Nobuhiko Sugasawa
  • Patent number: 9124426
    Abstract: An IP packet transmission system is disclosed and more specifically it is a system using a hybrid ARQ method including a sliding purge window and having the transmitter opportunistically piggy-back a snapshot of the transmitter's transmit/send window in data frames. When the receiver receives this snapshot the receiver can compare it with its receive window and if a mismatch is detected, whereby the transmitter has moved on to the next packet, the receiver can now also sync up quicker and not wait for the regular timeout to progress ahead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: XG TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jinu Kurian, Sreekant Nair, Neeraj Poddar
  • Patent number: 9118217
    Abstract: A core module for a portable computing device includes a wireless power receiver module, a battery power module, a power supply module, a processing module, and an RF link interface. The wireless power receiver module, when operable, receives a wireless power transmit signal and converts it into a supply voltage. The battery power module, when operable, outputs a battery voltage. The power supply module, when operable, converts the supply voltage or the battery voltage into one or more power supply voltages. The processing module is operable to select one of the battery voltage, the supply voltage, and one of the one or more power supply voltages to produce a selected voltage. The RF link interface outputs the selected voltage on to an RF link of the portable computing device for providing power to one or more multi mode RF units within the portable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ahmadreza (Reza) Rofougaran, Maryam Rofougaran, Brima B. Ibrahim, Hooman Darabi
  • Patent number: 9094698
    Abstract: A method including providing content to one or more customer premises equipment (CPEs); receiving a content request for content from a requesting CPE; determining whether the content is already being delivered to at least one of the one or more CPEs; selecting a primary CPE to satisfy the content request when it is determined that the content is already being delivered to the at least one of the one or more CPEs; providing a network address of the primary CPE to the requesting CPE; and providing the content from the primary CPE to the requesting CPE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Aamer Charania, Yuriy Bolyukh
  • Patent number: 9031079
    Abstract: Stacked (i.e., hierarchically arranged) rate wheels schedule traffic flows in a network. A first rate wheel operates to efficiently schedule traffic flows in which traffic shaping parameters may be applied to individual traffic flows. A second rate wheel schedules group of the traffic flows in which traffic shaping parameters may be applied at the group level. In the context of an ATM network, the first rate wheel may operate at the virtual circuit level and the second rate wheel may operate at the virtual path level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig R. Frink
  • Patent number: 9031087
    Abstract: A system for optimizing response time to events or representations thereof waiting in a queue has a first server having access to the queue; a software application running on the first server; and a second server accessible from the first server, the second server containing rules governing the optimization. In a preferred embodiment, the software application at least periodically accesses the queue and parses certain ones of events or tokens in the queue and compares the parsed results against rules accessed from the second server in order to determine a measure of disposal time for each parsed event wherein if the determined measure is sufficiently low for one or more of the parsed events, those one or more events are modified to a reflect a higher priority state than originally assigned enabling faster treatment of those events resulting in relief from those events to the queue system load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Yevgeniy Petrovykh
  • Publication number: 20150120876
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for controlling multimedia data transmission to a communication device via a network. The system comprises a de-muxer configured to obtain a first multimedia data for transmission and a flow controller configured to evaluate an estimated buffer time associated with the communication device. If the estimated buffer time satisfies a first threshold condition, the flow controller updates a current transmitting state to be a pacing state. And if the estimated buffer time satisfies a second threshold condition, the flow controller updates the current transmitting state to be a bursting state. The system also comprises a muxer configured to transmit the first multimedia data at a transmitting rate corresponding to the bursting state or the pacing state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kannan PARTHASARATHY, Andrew Michael Penner, Fabian Breg, Nathanael A. Thompson, Robert Kidd, Nicholas James Stavrakos, Miguel A. Melnyk
  • Publication number: 20150117464
    Abstract: A communication apparatus is provided with: a transmission planned data storage unit in which a plurality of application data, each associated with transmission order information indicating a transmission order and with destination information indicating a destination terminal as a transmission destination are stored; a data aggregation unit that extracts a plurality of application data from the plurality of application data that are associated with mutually identical destination information, that extracts, on the basis of a maximum transmission size indicating an upper-limit value of data size and the transmission order information, a plurality of application data for aggregation from the plurality of extracted application data, and that, generates aggregated data to which the identical destination information is allocated, on the basis of the plurality of application data for aggregation; and a data transmission unit that transmits the aggregated data to the destination terminal indicated by the allocated d
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9019978
    Abstract: A notification from a source host is received at a network interface device that indicates that a data packet is ready for transmission to a destination host. The data packet may be transmitted to the destination host via the network interface device, and a first completion queue event is generated. The first completion queue event may be used as a trigger to re-transmit the data packet to a port mirroring destination via the network interface device. In another example, a network interface device receives a data packet transmitted from a source host to a destination host. A first completion queue event is generated based on the receipt of the packet, and is used as a trigger to re-transmit the data packet to a port mirroring destination via the network interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Galles, Cesare Cantu, Anant Deepak
  • Patent number: 9008109
    Abstract: There is provided a relay device including: a buffer configured to store a received frame; a discarding unit configured to discard the received frame, when a utilization amount of the buffer exceeds a first value set corresponding to a communication type of the received frame; a first calculating unit configured to calculate the utilization amount of the buffer for each communication type at least two points in time, and calculate an amount of change in the utilization amount of the buffer for each communication type; and a setting unit configured to calculate the first value for each communication type, based on the amount of change in the utilization amount, and set the first value in the discarding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kazuki Hyoudou, Osamu Shiraki